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Under the rules, for example, California wants to phase-out tractor trailer rigs more than three years old, and eliminate all trucks that run on fossil fuels by 2035. Now, it happens that most of the truckers who service the ports of southern California are independents. They have to buy their own rigs, on which many make the equivalent of a mortgage payment, because a semi-rig can cost as much as a house. Of course, the rig must be allowed to operate for the duration of the loan. The new government regulations cancel that financial formula, and with it, the trucking industry. So much for the good intentions of the eco-wonks.

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Let us count the ways that America is committing suicide by Democratic Party policy. There is, front and center, “Joe Biden’s” vaccination mandate — with no basis in law, by the way — that is destroying most of the critical services industries in the nation: the hospitals, school systems, police forces, firefighters, ambulance squads, airlines, railroads, restaurants, you-name-it. No vaxx, no job for you — and no resuscitation for the unfortunate persons writhing on their kitchen floors in myocardial infarction. I’d say that depriving folks of their livelihoods while ensuring harm and death upon the citizenry is a bad combo for public order. One can easily imagine the righteous wrath building to the point where lamp-posts in capital cities are decorated with the dangling government officials who caused this to happen.

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  1. benr October 18, 2021 at 9:50 am #

    I was looking at the Malibu camonsurfline and noticed two huge container ships just sitting off the coast in full view of the Malibu elite.

    I can only imagine how much that view was irritating some of the filthy rich billionaire class who own homes right on the ocean.

    Lets just hope they don’t drag anchors across yet another oil pipeline and cause another huge oil spill!

    • benr October 18, 2021 at 9:55 am #

      https://www.surfline.com/surf-report/malibu-close-up/5cbde6df477f8600012f498d

      Ship still visible after three days.

      • Night Owl October 18, 2021 at 10:39 am #

        But Joe Joe told us that if everyone takes the Covid Swill Shot, the goods can flow again.

        Reminds me of when he told that crowd about how the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating his incredible level of corruption needed to be fired in order for those poor Ukraininas to receive their injection of fiat currency.

        It would appear Joe Joe is a mafioso. I wonder who the Don could be?

        • Walter B October 18, 2021 at 11:32 am #

          What Jerky Joe did not mention was that the reason that the goods would flow sufficiently again after 100% vax rate was because there would not be many goods required to flow to keep the few surviving people happy. The art of omission is a great way to avoid not telling the truth.

        • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 6:28 pm #

          So now Trudeau is saying anyone in government who says, “Let’s go Brandon!” will be fired:

          https://en-volve.com/2021/10/18/fascist-trudeau-admin-bans-phrase-lets-go-brandon-with-harsh-penalties/

          I know! I know! “Let’s go Justin!!!”

          • Night Owl October 19, 2021 at 5:36 am #

            Head over to his personal YouTube page and leave him a special message.

          • liber8tor October 19, 2021 at 6:20 am #

            Canadian version “Let’s Go Justin..you hoser..eh?”

      • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 11:20 am #

        I saw a video on Twitter a couple nights ago at a port (I think it was Washington) and the semi- trucks were all parked in position to receive their loads but there were six cranes sitting idle!

        Maybe there is something going on with the crane operators? Demands for jabs being shunned? Crane operators probably have a union.

        It would be swell if some journalist would get out to Long Beach and LA Ports and do some filming and digging.

        • thirdcoastlegend October 18, 2021 at 12:01 pm #

          I think there are all kinds of crazy testing and quarantine rules for the crane operators at West Coast ports.

          Makes total sense, it’s not like those guys spend their entire shift isolated in a tiny crane cab or something.

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        • MontanaMan October 19, 2021 at 1:14 pm #

          So, just because a crane isn’t running when you, or anyone else just so happens to see it not running / working, then it’s an immediate conspiracy to not unload the TEU. Myyyyyyyyy God.

          • abbybwood October 19, 2021 at 4:05 pm #

            The guy posting the film on Twitter said he’d been there all day with no crane activity.

            With all the trucks lined up all day and all the ships standing idle and the cranes not working, nothing to see here. Just move along.

    • malthuss October 18, 2021 at 10:13 am #

      There are some billionaires in Malibu [which is a SANCTUARY CITY] but I think its more the 5-50 million dollar people who live there.

    • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 10:25 am #

      Benr: I’m sure they are much more panicked about the rising seas that will be overwhelming their beachfront properties any day now. I imagine, being left wing cult members, they are frantically trying to save up and move to Arizona…

      • benr October 18, 2021 at 7:08 pm #

        I can attest that the ocean is in exactly the same spot it was in 1976 when I started surfing.
        The lows go low and the highs go high as far as tides.
        I can look at the water lines on cliffs in Santa Cruz to piers and jetties from Santa Barbara to Imperial beach the water is in pretty much the same exact spots for the last 45 years.

        Its all bullshit.

    • Kevvia Knack October 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm #

      Container ships are backed up 20 miles or maybe more, all the way back to Orange County. The situation is likely worse than the media is reporting.

    • ZrCrypDiK October 18, 2021 at 10:12 pm #

      Tall Ships festival, July 12th, 1997 – Aberdeen, Scotland (I was there – Ralph?). I will find out *ONE DAY* . (and NO I’m not subscribing to the British Archives)

    • MontanaMan October 19, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

      Negative. I hope they do.

  2. benr October 18, 2021 at 9:51 am #

    RIP Colin Powell.

    • benr October 18, 2021 at 9:56 am #

      RIP Tom Morey creator of the boogie board!
      This one actually hurt I spent the better part of my youth floating around on one of these.

      • Night Owl October 18, 2021 at 10:40 am #

        Damn. I had a Morey Boogie as a kid.

    • thirdcoastlegend October 18, 2021 at 10:06 am #

      Fully jabbed, yet died of WuFlu complications.

      Imagine how much worse it would have been for him if he hadn’t been jabbed!

      • stelmosfire October 18, 2021 at 10:11 am #

        TCL, What are you trying to say? The Vax doesn’t work? Oh, the humanity! I guess he goes in the ‘Vid column even though Powell was previously diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

      • malthuss October 18, 2021 at 10:13 am #

        CP was?

        • Ron Anselmo October 18, 2021 at 10:34 am #

          Colin Powell – former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, first black Secretary of State.

          Very accomplished gentleman & career and then he threw away his reputation in one day, when he knowingly lied us into war in Iraq over non-existent WMD. He knew it and lied anyway.

          Spin Colin Powell – no rest for liars.

          • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 10:55 am #

            Ron: Yep. He has some solid accomplishments behind him. I wonder what made him switch? Same goes, believe it or not, for Lloyd Austin. He was a top-notch one and two star general, and the 82nd Airborne still speak very highly of his time there. Then he morphed into one half of Biden’s Keitel and Jodl team.

          • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 11:24 am #

            Was that the anthrax stunt at the UN that really contained A-JAX?

          • Ron Anselmo October 18, 2021 at 11:41 am #

            Yes Abby – and claiming that Saddam Hussein had “yellow cake” uranium.

          • Jo-G October 18, 2021 at 12:01 pm #

            “Gentleman” yes. During the first gulf war, he would drive across or around DC to the Hospital in Bethesda at lunch time to personally visit wounded soldiers. He came alone without cameras or reporters. I had a friend in the hospital in the head trauma unit. Another soldier had severe memory loss and didn’t know who General Powell was. He had the decency to face some of the consequences of his decisions. During that time the first president Bush entered the same hospital on a different floor. They said he never came to visit any of the wounded. Two different leadership styles on display.

          • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 12:19 pm #

            He got on the Cheney train of deceit and lies.

            And he tried his best to convince the American public we needed to go to war.

            He can roast in pieces.

          • Bilejones October 18, 2021 at 12:30 pm #

            What nonsense. Powell got his start up the greasy pole by lying his ass of in Vietnam. The UN was just par for the course. The rest was bullshit from the media whores that intellectual paraplegics bought.

          • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 12:44 pm #

            All true no doubt. Few people start out all good or bad. Jim Jones was once an idealistic young preacher who wanted to help the poor.

            People get worse as they rise because they have to compromise their moral code. And if they want to rise really high, they typically will have to sell their souls – as Powell did that day.

          • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 3:35 pm #

            Powell lied about weapons of mass destruction, and many died. Someone lied to Powell about the covid vaccine’s safety, and he died.

            What goes around, comes around. Karma is a bitch.

          • Ron Anselmo October 18, 2021 at 5:55 pm #

            H – interesting angle. Well put – no truer words were spoken – just can’t wait for it to come around for the rest of these fuckers. It will.

          • Socrates-Detroit October 18, 2021 at 6:16 pm #

            I have mixed feelings on Colin Powell. A decent man of modest background who found the army was a good fit for him, and had a successful career. Let’s not forget, early in his career, he had to face discrimination. He had to be good.

            Now, we can argue that he succeeded in a corrupt enterprise, the US Army. And I accept that the Army, indeed the DoD and the military-industrial complex is corrupt, self-serving, and power hungry, one of the cancers that afflict America.

            A prominent member of this club warned us—Pres Eisenhower’s farewell address coined the term (military industrial complex)

            Still, it takes some people years to figure this out. Many never do. They conflate patriotism with the military. Many who know are themselves former imperial troopers (US military).

            In many societies, as well as ours, it’s a good place for those of limited means to make a career.

            My point, in my long winded way, is that to put Colin Powell, and our overweight, seemingly inept, professional grifter Sec Def, who used has milked his rank by being a highly paid member of the defense industry, and who made his rank in an era when he benefited from racial discrimination, is very unfair to Colin Powell, who as noted here was a good leader, a decent person, albeit in a corrupt entity

            He was played, or rolled, into the big lie. He never lived it down. The US was going to Iraq, and if not Powell, some one else would have helped legitimize this disgraceful crime.

            “….and I believe in one Lord….who will come again to judge the living and the dead….”

            As a nation, America has done good in the world—when it suited the PTB. In post war Europe, US food kept people alive in 1946.

            Yet America has much to atone for with our contrived wars that needlessly killed millions (Korea, Vietnam, Iraq) for dubious reasons or lies. Perhaps the Long Emergency will be part of our preliminary judgement—and may mitigate the big one when it arrives.

            Austin is totally bad news—like Miley, a dangerous fat cat.

          • Blackbird October 19, 2021 at 6:57 pm #

            Seems I’ve read about Colin Powell whitewashing the My Lai Massacre – even Wikipedia doesn’t completely whitewash Powell on this. Sell out at the beginning, sell out at the end.

      • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 10:32 am #

        The article I just saw said he died of ‘complications from Covid19’ which is the same headline/line they used for a 21 year old who also died of the jab.

        They’ve stepped it up. Last week it was ‘after a short illness’ (because you know, it’s normal for a 21 to die of ‘natural causes’ ‘after a short illness’).

        How stupid are people not to see right through this utter bullshit?

        • Night Owl October 18, 2021 at 10:41 am #

          Don’t forget about “The Worst Cold Ever.”

          • thirdcoastlegend October 18, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

            I thought the UK are calling it, “The Super Cold?”

            EVERYBODY PANIC!!!

          • thirdcoastlegend October 18, 2021 at 12:04 pm #

            Also, Pfizer board members are nattering about the AY.4, “Delta Plus variant.”

            Ooga Booga!

        • Amman October 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm #

          No, this is clearly beyond stupid.

      • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 10:33 am #

        LMAO!

      • tractorguy October 18, 2021 at 10:37 am #

        Oh, that’s soooo bad. But accurate 🙂

      • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 11:22 am #

        Worse than dead?

        That really is the ultimate adverse reaction.

      • Amman October 18, 2021 at 4:59 pm #

        Wanna snicker?

      • Redneck Liberal October 18, 2021 at 5:22 pm #

        According to Well-Informed Sources (MaryQ), Colion Powell wouldn’t have actually had a vaccination…he’d have had a saline shot/placebo, being among the Power Elites & all…

        • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 5:45 pm #

          Maybe Powell was old and considered expendable by the deep state. Maybe there is no saline shot/placebo. Maybe Powell died mostly from the cancer and other diseases eating away at him.

          Maybe we’re all trying to understand a world gone mad, filled with lies, deceptions, and uncertainties. Meanwhile, you are the trivia sniper, taking potshots at targets of opportunity. Ever strive to see the bigger picture, Redneck?

          • Blackbird October 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm #

            Nice summary of the troll mentality h. I like the perspective of the sniper sniper.

      • Uncle Bob October 18, 2021 at 5:59 pm #

        Powell had terminal cancer. He got the shot, then a case of “breakthrough” China Flu, and so his death is being blamed on — China Flu. Of course. You can’t blame his death on what actually killed him these days, not if you want to push the official narrative.

        About the “lies at the UN:” One, we knew Iraq had WMD because the US GAVE them to Iraq to use against Iran. Two, we also knew the Russians carted WMD into Syria just before US forces invaded Iraq (probably having given the Russians time to skedaddle), but we said jack shit because Dubya hoped it would buy Putin’s help in fighting terrorism and squeezing China. Surprisingly, neither aspect of the plan succeeded. In the end, Powell’s reputation was harmed by his role in Gulf War 2, but later he rehabilitated it by endorsing a steady stream of Democrats, starting with The One.

        • benr October 18, 2021 at 6:43 pm #

          Three we knew that Iraq had hundreds of tons of yellow cake.

          How because it was shipped to Canada!

          They also had tons and tons of high explosives that ALL disappeared.

          When the US was burning stock piles of weapons the BCR sirens would go off onboard Naval ships cutting circles off the coast.

          Naw nothing to see here move along.

          https://carnegieendowment.org/files/Iraq3FullText.pdf

          The truth is Saddam was using dual use technology to include mustard gas which is believe it or not WMD he even used it on the Kurds and that can be made from standard pool chemicals.

          • JC Penny October 19, 2021 at 7:51 pm #

            True. Firsthand experience. Wait another 20 years for the declassification.

      • ZrCrypDiK October 18, 2021 at 10:13 pm #

        How much radiation/chemo was he getting, for that cancer?!… hmm… (skeptical)

    • Mike G October 18, 2021 at 10:17 am #

      some good news

      • Rodster October 18, 2021 at 10:30 am #

        Amen another warmonger gone !

        • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 10:32 am #

          Another war criminal.

          • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 12:45 pm #

            Another man.

          • JustSaying October 18, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

            Let’s not forget My Lai.

          • ZrCrypDiK October 18, 2021 at 10:14 pm #

            WMD/patsy dupe. No tears shed.

      • Amman October 18, 2021 at 5:06 pm #

        Sweet is the bread of lies to the lips of man,
        and then with dust his mouth is covered up.
        – Proverbs 20:17

    • bluedog October 18, 2021 at 10:39 am #

      Isn’t he the one who in front of the UN held up a vial of milk claiming it was some disease ushering in the endless wars killing millions in the mid-east, so I say to him may you rot in hell.

      • C.O.Jones October 18, 2021 at 11:00 am #

        If memory serves, it was a vial of the dreaded “yellow-cake” uranium that was in the WMD that nobody ever found because they weren’t there.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 18, 2021 at 11:11 am #

          One article says that during his tenure as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff he oversaw 28 crises. If there are 28 crises on your watch, you are doing something wrong.

          https://www.foxnews.com/politics/colin-powell-dead-covid-19-former-secretary-of-state

        • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 11:26 am #

          You are right! Uranium not anthrax.

        • Rodster October 18, 2021 at 11:51 am #

          It doesn’t matter whether it was uranium or Tide laundry detergent. It was all trumped up bullshit lies one after another to take out Saddam Hussein.

          It’s the same bullshit they are now trying with Covid 19. People are starting to finally see what pieces of shit we have for leaders and The Plebs are no longer believing what they say or at least asking questions.

          Just ask Pelosi who put the temporary wall back up in D.C. But this was all predicted by many including Martin Armstrong who says his Socrates Computer predicts a rise of civil unrest because of these jokers.

          And right on queue you read about another British politician who was murdered and of course anger at a prominent British News channel, which resulted in protest and vandalism.

          • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 3:40 pm #

            Martin Armstrong’s computer also predicted many deaths this winter from the jab. So we shall see.

          • Amman October 18, 2021 at 5:08 pm #

            If Socrates predicts death, Socrates predicts death.

          • benr October 18, 2021 at 6:50 pm #

            Uranium is nothing to play around with even small amounts of it can be used with terrible results.

            A friend of mine took his uncle to canyon de chelly who picked up a rock as a souvenir just outside the national monument.
            It wound up having small amounts of radioactive material in it.
            He got pulled aside at the airport and had to explain what it was and where he got it and most of all why he had it.

        • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

          Covid cake.

        • benr October 18, 2021 at 6:45 pm #

          Wrong.

          https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/uranium-shipped-to-montreal-from-iraq-in-top-secret-mission-1.742303

          Uranium shipped to Montreal from Iraq in top secret mission

          The Associated Press · Posted: Jul 05, 2008 5:26 PM ET | Last Updated: July 5, 2008
          The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program, a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium, reached Montreal on Saturday to complete a top-secret U.S. operation.

          The removal of 550 metric tonnes of “yellowcake,” the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment, included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a voyage across two oceans.

          The Iraqi government sold the yellowcake to a Canadian uranium producer, Cameco Corp., in a transaction the official described as worth “tens of millions of dollars.”

          A Cameco spokesman, Lyle Krahn, said the yellowcake will be processed at facilities in Ontario for use in energy-producing reactors.

          “We are pleased … that we have taken [the yellowcake] from a volatile region into a stable area to produce clean electricity,” Krahn said.

          U.S. and Iraqi forces have guarded the 9,300-hectare yellowcake site since its discovery.

          The deal culminated more than a year of intense diplomatic and military initiatives — kept hushed in fear of ambushes or attacks once the convoys were under way.

          It also brought relief to U.S. and Iraqi authorities who had worried the cache would reach insurgents or smugglers crossing to Iran to aid their nuclear ambitions.

          Diplomats and military leaders first weighed the idea of shipping the yellowcake overland to Kuwait’s port on the Persian Gulf.

          Such a route, however, would pass through Iraq’s Shiite heartland and be within easy range of extremists.

          The ship also would need to clear the narrow Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf, where U.S. and Iranian ships often come in close contact.

          Kuwaiti authorities, too, were reluctant to open their borders to the shipment despite top-level lobbying from Washington.

          • Not_GeorgeT October 19, 2021 at 8:27 pm #

            Coincidences?

            CBC News ·
            Posted: Oct 23, 2006 10:43 AM ET | Last Updated: October 23, 2006
            Cameco Corp. said its Cigar Lake underground uranium project in northern Saskatchewan is expected to flood completely after a rockfall yesterday.
            Cameco said the fall occurred Sunday afternoon in an underground area that had been dry and a “significant” amount of water started flowing in.

            ….It’s the second such incident at the mine this year. In the spring, water flooded a shaft at Cigar Lake and delayed the project bysix months.
            Cigar Lake is believed to be the biggest undeveloped high-grade uranium deposit in the world, withproven and probable reserves of 232 million pounds of uranium oxide.
            Cameco said its estimate of Cigar Lake’s uranium reserves is not expected to be affected.
            Cameco is the operator and majority owner of the Cigar Lake project, 660 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

            https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cameco-s-cigar-lake-mine-inundated-stock-falls-1.602573

            Associated Press
            Posted: Jul 05, 2008 5:26 PM ET | Last Updated: July 5, 2008
            The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program, a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium, reached Montreal on Saturday to complete a top-secret U.S. operation.

            https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/uranium-shipped-to-montreal-from-iraq-in-top-secret-mission-1.742303

            ARMS CONTROL Today Meredith Lugo
            In early July, U.S. forces transferred 550 metric tons of yellowcake, the compound made from mined natural uranium ore, from the Iraqi nuclear site of Tuwaitha to a port in Montreal. If the material were processed for military purposes, it would be sufficient for as many as 50 nuclear weapons. The Canadian corporation Cameco purchased the nuclear material.

            In a July 2008 interview with the Canadian television network CTV, Cameco spokesperson Lyle Krahn indicated that the company intends to process the uranium in Ontario and sell it as fuel for nuclear reactors. Cameco is the largest producer of uranium in the world and was “invited” by the U.S. government to bid on the material from Iraq.

            https://www.armscontrol.org/act/2008-09/us-removes-uranium-iraqi-nuclear-site

    • E. H. Hail October 18, 2021 at 10:50 am #

      As any Corona-skeptic or CoronaPanic-critic could have predicted how this all went:

      (1) The headlines screamed Colin Powell died “of Covid!!” (a name they made up for a kind of flu virus).

      (2) Powell turns out he had advanced cancer (multiple myeloma).

      (3) Powell not only had cancer, he was undergoing treatment for it.

      (4) Powell was in his mid-eighties.

      (5) In other words, his chance of dying sometime in the first half of the 2020s were EXTREMELY high even under several seasons of unusually mild flu activity.

      (6) Knowing all the above, they still screamed that he died “OF Covid!!”

      (7) It’s all so tiresome. They are stuck in a repeat-loop of endless BS and misleading info, a kind of giant, global marketing apparatus on behalf of one flu virus.

      • tahoe1780 October 18, 2021 at 11:45 am #

        He probably died of Standard of Care, pumped full of Remdesivir.

      • malthuss October 18, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

        John Prine [age 75] dead from co-vid.

        Also a 2 time cancer survivor who looked dead after his neck was cut up.

        smoker? drinker?

        • Billy Hill October 18, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

          Perhaps rumors of his death were premature but according to most sources he died in Nashville April 7 2020 of covid.

        • pyrrhus October 18, 2021 at 2:27 pm #

          Prine’s wife said he died of double pneumonia and tested negative for Covid…

      • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

        He was double-jabbed. Not even mentioned in the article I saw.

    • Bill of Rights October 18, 2021 at 4:26 pm #

      Powell’s life expectancy was 60 when he was born according to CDC tables for black men. He made it past 84 which is longer than most white men — all the while fighting Parkinson’s and blood cancer.

  3. tractorguy October 18, 2021 at 9:51 am #

    And the hacker saboteurs have been busy this weekend shutting down Sinclair Broadcasting’s TV stations — including the one here in my hometown.

    • JTinMD October 18, 2021 at 10:14 am #

      I was saying a couple posts back that IT staff would soon be an issue, but I was talking about walkouts and such. Sinclair HQ is right here in Maryland. Twenty years ago they were my biggest IT account. They own a ton of local Fox stations.

      • tractorguy October 18, 2021 at 10:56 am #

        Seeing as their IT dept. is having such a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, you should probably be counting your blessings that you don’t work for them any more!

  4. teddyboy46 October 18, 2021 at 9:52 am #

    While I would never say JHK is wrong. I truly hope he is wrong about the vax side effects. I do volunteer work with senior citizen’s and I got vaxxed for them. I hope it does not kill me.

    • Beryl of Oyl October 18, 2021 at 10:03 am #

      I hope so too.Considering that they thought these vaccines might work, and they were wrong, other thinking about what the vaccines might do can just as easily be wrong too.

      What we do know is that these products are high risk and no reward (to the recipient).

    • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 10:26 am #

      Teddy, don’t lose hope. Dr Zelenko, the guy who treated Trump successfully for China flu, has some good ideas about how you can help yourself if you took the jab. Just don’t take any more! God Bless.

      • Q. Shtik October 19, 2021 at 12:33 pm #

        God Bless. – Hereward

        ===========

        Of all the “believers” on this board Jarek is the most honest. Never any of that “God Bless” bull from him.

    • Night Owl October 18, 2021 at 10:42 am #

      Why would one ever take an untested, experimental substance into one’s veins for someone else?

      Insanity.

      • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

        Adam took the bite for Eve. If he had held out, he would have gotten a better model.

        • Alzaebo October 18, 2021 at 1:21 pm #

          He thought he already had, because he dumped Lillith first.

          • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 3:47 pm #

            Maybe Lillith was involved in the apple incident. First wives can be very hateful and cunning.

          • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 9:14 pm #

            Well Eve was better but obviously not good enough. Third time might have been the charm.

    • Nigel Tufnel October 18, 2021 at 10:58 am #

      Look on the bright side – there’s a chance you got the saline!
      Meanwhile if I were you, I would examine the mindset that led you down the spike protein pathway in the first place. Good luck on down the road alligator.

    • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 11:22 am #

      You got it for VOLUNTEER work?

      The mind reels….

    • tully October 18, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

      Teddyboy46, please put your mind at ease. You will be fine, and getting the vax allows you to continue your volunteer work which is undoubtedly greatly appreciated.

      The vaccines do not create spike proteins circulating through the body and lodging in organs. Here is an explanation of the difference between the spike proteins in the vaxxes vs. infection:

      “The spike proteins from the virus and the ones generated by the vaccines are “essentially the same,” McLellan, the spike protein researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, told us, noting that they have the same function, structure and way of processing.

      But, he said, there is “one key difference,” in that the spikes encoded by the vaccines “contain 2 amino acid changes that help stabilize the spike in its initial conformation and help prevent the spike from undergoing a conformational change that is required to facilitate membrane fusion.”

      That’s because the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is a shape-shifter. To fuse its viral membrane with the host cell membrane it substantially changes its shape from an unstable pre-fusion state to a stable post-fusion state. While previously working on a vaccine for MERS, a disease caused by another coronavirus, McLellan and others discovered that by adding two proline molecules to the spike protein, they could lock it into its pre-fusion state, triggering a more effective immune response and preventing cell entry. The same harmless mutation, called 2P, as in two proline molecules, is used in the SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

      During a SARS-CoV-2 infection, the NIAID told us, the virus spike proteins can latch onto human cells, allowing the virus to infect them. With the live virus, the protein “attaches to receptors on the surface of cells and fuses the viral membrane with the host-cell membrane,” McLellan said.

      However, vaccine-generated spike proteins can’t do that fusion because they are locked in the pre-fusion shape.

      “The spike protein encoded by the mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech) and the J&J vaccine instruct the cells in our arm (where the injection is given) to produce spike protein that is tethered to the surface of the cell. It is not secreted and thus does not float through the body,” McLellan said.”

      https://www.factcheck.org/2021/07/scicheck-covid-19-vaccine-generated-spike-protein-is-safe-contrary-to-viral-claims/

      I’ve read JHK’s blog for years, because he’s a great writer. But I fact check all blogs I read, his included. Today’s post contains inaccurate info about the vaccine. Please don’t let bad info create worry over getting the shots.

      • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

        Yeah best to ignore the thousands of deaths from it. Sheesh.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 18, 2021 at 12:38 pm #

          And the fact that it does not prevent infection, transmission, or hospitalization.

          Yes, I will run right out and get me a shot that does God only knows what, that I know, UP FRONT, won’t do me or anybody else ANY GOOD AT ALL.

      • GreenAlba October 18, 2021 at 12:24 pm #

        What is your procedure for fact checking the factchecks?

        • tully October 18, 2021 at 1:25 pm #

          Going to the source documents linked at the bottom of the article, or any other article concerning covid and/or the vaccines.

          • GreenAlba October 19, 2021 at 8:32 am #

            Could you factcheck this one for us please?

            https://unshackledminds.com/there-is-a-living-creature-inside-the-vaccine-it-is-immortal-the-hydra-vulgaris-see-description/

            Perhaps there are some ‘experts’ who have said there is no truth in the story and the good doctor’s microscope is suffering from psychosis.

            Not long ago I’d have said this is ‘outlandish’, but normal life has become rather more than outlandish since then, so, y’know …

          • tully October 19, 2021 at 10:17 am #

            GA, the link above triggered the warning of a non private connection that might be stealing personal/financial info. It’s a no go for me.

            Did some DDGing, finally came up with the name Dr Carrie Madej, and had a look at this:

            https://carriemadej.com/uncategorized/the-stew-peters-interview/

            I do not know what is being seen here, but at this point neither does Madej. It would make sense for her to start a detailed, expanded and controlled investigation and submit her findings for peer review. Once she has the answers for what she is seeing, I’ll take another look. Right now, she just has feelings and hunches. Can’t draw firm conclusions from those.

          • GreenAlba October 19, 2021 at 11:10 am #

            Nicely deflected, tully.

            So, in your lay opinion, having seen the images, what are your hunches and feelings? Just curious.

            There seem to be a few problems with peer review these days, as in intimidation and fear. What are your hunches and feelings about how that could be resolved?

            Presumably you saw the tweet by Robert Malone that Nightowl posted, showing the article removed by Elsevier with no explanation and no notice to the authors?

          • tully October 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

            GA, my hunches and feelings don’t count. Nor do Dr Madej’s.

            If she is uncomfortable with normal channels of peer review, she can ask fellow anti vax doctors to look at her research. Right now, she has looked at a few slides and seen things she doesn’t understand.

            I’m not sure how I deflected. You provided a bad original link; I tracked down Medan and her info because I wanted to respond to your request.

            Yes, I saw Nightowl’s Twitter link regarding the removal of the Malone article. I would presume Dr Malone is pushing them for answers; going public as he has will hopefully encourage them into explaining why they removed his article, as they well should.

          • tully October 19, 2021 at 1:01 pm #

            Madej, not Medan. 🙁

          • GreenAlba October 21, 2021 at 11:42 am #

            tully

            The article isn’t Dr Malone’s. It was co-authored by Dr Peter McCullough (the abstract is provided by WilbursHuman at the (current) end of the comments section.

            I don’t have any information about Dr Madej’s pro- or anti-vaxx status. She may not be anti-vaxx, but only concerned about this spurious and half-tested vaxx.

            And, if she gets colleagues to confirm what she has seen and photographed, what journal are you expecting would dare to publish those findings? The Lancet, perhaps, which belongs to the same stable as the journal which pulled Dr McCullough’s article, and which employs Peter Daszak (sp?) who was involved in the Wuhan lab experiments?

            Please, tully, get real.

      • Night Owl October 18, 2021 at 12:27 pm #

        Factcheck.org.

        LOL

      • jeff2002 October 18, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

        Please don’t cite any “fact checking” orgs, since they exist mainly to shoot down contrary information. Ever notice how “fact checkers” always side with the official story?

        The evidence for vaccine-induced thrombotic injury, regardless of the working theory of how the spike protein is supposed to work, is overwhelming. A quick glance at VAERS confirms this. The spike does not remain in the shoulder but circulates widely in the blood, especially if the one administering the vaccine does not aspirate correctly–leading to an intravenous injection rather than an instramuscular one.

        “The S1 protein of SARS-CoV-2 crosses the blood-brain barrier in mice”: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33328624/

        • tully October 18, 2021 at 1:28 pm #

          Jeff2002, the linked article references the actions of the S1 protein from the virus itself, not the altered version used in the vaccines.

      • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 12:52 pm #

        In fact, the spikes can travel all through the body, concentrating in key organs to cause inflammation, clotting, and death.

        There’s something wrong with you….

      • Paula D October 18, 2021 at 1:09 pm #

        The mRNA ”vaccines” don’t use the spike protein to enter the cells, they are encased in a lipoprotein that manages to elude the immune system that would usually destroy them.
        Then they make the spike proteins by the millions and release them into the blood stream, where they circulate until they are eliminated by the immune system.
        We know that they cause endothelial damage while they circulate and we know that they collect in various organs.
        We also know that the story about ”it stays in the deltoid muscle” is absurd. It was absurd from the beginning and most propaganda has dropped that as a claim. I see that Tully found one that is still spewing it. They must realize that there is a sucker born every minute when they craft their ”debunking” bullshit.
        I gave injections for decades. My standard spiel when giving one, say for instance a pain shot, was “You will feel this in about 20 minutes”. And by George, they usually did.
        Epinephrine given below the skin worked within minutes.
        IV drugs worked within 5 minutes.
        But the clotshot stays in the muscle? Yeah, right.

        • Paula D October 18, 2021 at 1:25 pm #

          The same people who have convinced Democrats that they don’t have a reproductive system and they don’t have an immune system are now trying to convince them that they don’t have a circulatory system.
          It annoys me when they get away with absurdities, and not just because it allows them to commit atrocities. It annoys me because I am embarrassed for my fellow citizens’ idiocy and the laughter it most likely causes among those pulling their strings.

      • UN OUT OF USA October 18, 2021 at 1:37 pm #

        As if “factcheck.org” were never wrong (or biased)!! It’s right up there with “snopes.com”.

        • Hereward the Woke October 19, 2021 at 10:19 am #

          What’s Latin for “who checks the fact checkers?”

      • pyrrhus October 18, 2021 at 2:29 pm #

        The CVC Head has stated that the vaxx doesn’t prevent Covid or spreading Covid, and in fact it has caused more severe reactions and hospitalizations, especially from variants…

      • draupnir October 18, 2021 at 3:18 pm #

        They changed those two proteins by folding them. The spike proteins don’t stay in your arm doing good things for your immune system either. They migrate all over the body and cross the blood-brain barrier. Look up what folded proteins do to the brain. That’s been known for years. That’s not all. There are three cases of African Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) listed in VAERS as a side effect, so some of those vials are contaminated with parasites, as well as something that looks visually like the protozoan, Hydra vulgaris, which, as far as I know doesn’t cause disease, but what is it doing there? It’s not something I want in my body. The blood smears of the vaccinated appear grossly abnormal, containing Rouleaux formations (red cells stacked like coins) that have only been seen previously in certain types of blood cancer. Both the red and white cells are deformed. There are unidentified microscopic objects that fluoresce with colors under the light and appear to be metallic. The government of Japan recently rejected 1.6 million vials of the Moderna vaccine as being contaminated, including with particles of stainless steel. That’s not even mentioning the graphene oxide.

      • tahoe1780 October 18, 2021 at 4:14 pm #

        Lawyerly weasel words. The spike protein may not circulate throughout the body, but the lipid nano particles containing the mRNA instructions to make spike protein surely does. Check out the Japanese study referenced here: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/mrna-technology-covid-vaccine-lipid-nanoparticles-accumulate-ovaries/

      • Sean Coleman October 18, 2021 at 4:25 pm #

        Tully, I happened to be listening to top Italian scientist Stefano Scoglio today and I think he was arguing that there are some (4?) reasoins why the spike proteins cannot enter cells and do what they are supposed to do. (Prof Bhakdi argues that the vaccine injuries are caused by the spike proteins doing just that, leading to an uprecedented double attack by the immune system on capillary walls and organs.)

        Socglio’s argument echoes a remark I heard a year ago or so from ‘Chefartzt’ Dr Gerd Reuther, who thought the new vaccines were just science fiction.

        However, the vaccines are extremely dangerous and thsi is shown by the astonishing amount of death and injury they are leaving in their wake. So if it is not the artificial genetic material that is doing this then it is the rest of the vaccines, either the lipid particles or the adjuvants or both.

        Did you see the video of the young Austrian deputy who collapsed in itheir parliament while making a speech, cluthcing her chet?

        The reported deaths are likely a small fraction of the real number, so you would be reasonable in estimating at least 100k in America. Some have claimed it is already half a million.

        I have been impressed by Scoglio from the start, when he appeared a few times on the Byoblu YT channel becfore it was closed. (The same thing happened to Rubkion in Germany.) He explains well why he beleives there is no SARSCov2 virus and no new ‘Covid19’ disease. i was pleased to hear him refer to Dr Fabio Franchi, another old favourite of mine and a droll speaker.

        This whole ‘Covid’ story is not only wrong, but wrong at every single turn in every conceivable way. It is absurd beyond measure. Just like… well, take your choice of any of the insane collective fantasies that I have been going on about here for quite a while now. (it is, of course, more than just rantasy, but a very well planned conspiracy.)

        Scoglio is one of two additional authors behind the new edition of the book Virus Mania, which tells the story of the obsessive belief in viruses as the cause of illnesses. (The original authors were Germans, journalist Torsten Engelbreach and Dr Claus Kohnlein.)

        A NZ doctor, Sam Bailey, joined Scoglio for the new edition. Her accent is, er, ‘somewhat ‘challenging’, but she is sound.

        For a nice explanation for the circular reasoning going on here look at the 5 minute mark of this recent video of hers:

        https://www.bitchute.com/video/qn2hWFK8h2ne/

    • Amman October 18, 2021 at 5:15 pm #

      I hope so too and hope you will take preemptive action in advance. We all have families and friends who got jabbed. Unfortunately, like in every COLUMBO crime drama television show, the truth is last to arrive. She limps along but she actually does arrive.

    • spaingaroo October 19, 2021 at 1:21 pm #

      no judgement, but you need to start treating yourself according to one of the protocols now.
      I would probably go to flccc.net and look for their protocol for vax and long covid.
      Hope is not a thing without action to hope about. or something

      Although I also believe there were a lot of Placebo shots.
      What sort of experiment doesn’t have a control group? and voluntary ones aren’t useful.

  5. Beryl of Oyl October 18, 2021 at 9:53 am #

    I have a couple of manual can openers. Cans aren’t all pull-tabs.

    • Not_GeorgeT October 18, 2021 at 10:18 am #

      Good to have.

      Churchkey, where did the name come from?

      https://advancedmixology.com/blogs/art-of-mixology/what-is-a-churchkey-opener

      • Beryl of Oyl October 18, 2021 at 10:27 am #

        Interesting.

        I have one of the ones you stab into the can. I can’t find the name of it.
        When you see old cartoons of tin cans, they always sow the jagged top still attached, because the old can openers couldn’t remove the whole lid.

        I don’t know why there were so many depictions of tin cans though. Maybe because they were a modern invention?

        • spaingaroo October 19, 2021 at 1:23 pm #

          I think there was a lot of canned food eaten, simple as that. No refrigerators for most of history after all.

    • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 10:52 am #

      Manual Can Opener: is that one of those Mexican border crossers? What do you pay them? Do they do the lawn too?

      • Not_GeorgeT October 18, 2021 at 11:16 am #

        Such humor! LOL

      • SpeedyBB October 18, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

        No, dear one. My lawn is in the caring hands of Jesus.

      • Alzaebo October 18, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

        To open a can without an opener, turn it upside down, and rub the top across smooth concrete, such as a sidewalk. Pops right off.

        • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm #

          But don’t your spaghettio’s wind up on the sidewalk?

        • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

          Throw it off a tall building. Take the elevator down. Scoop up – and enjoy!

  6. Hardrock October 18, 2021 at 9:53 am #

    with the propane tanks empty and the last can of cold Spaghetti-Os in your gloved fist.

    ….snorting milk all over the table and THEN ROFLMAO!!!!!

    This from one who’s enjoyed his share of luke-warm spaghetti-O’s.

    • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 10:28 am #

      Hardrock: Bingo, that got me too! Love this guy! That’s how our civilisation ends: from discussing the nature of truth and reality on a Greek hillside to fighting over a tin of processed gunk.

      • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 4:04 pm #

        I’ve eaten spam 6 years past the expiration date. No difference. That stuff is the eternal ambrosia of the gods. Lasts forever, yum, yum. Someday there will be monuments built to spam.

        • tully October 19, 2021 at 5:01 pm #

          Uh oh. I had not thought of spam in years and now I’m craving it. Pan fried, with cream gravy made with pan drippings, flour and milk, mashed taters and green beans. Parents were WWII vets who liked it and mom kept it in the supper rotation. That and creamed corned beef on toast, AKA shit on a shingle.

          • Not_GeorgeT October 20, 2021 at 12:41 am #

            It is cooked in the can, all 4 ingredients. Serve it hot, serve it cold, it’s already cooked and ready to go.

            Certainly will last at least 5 years beyond the date on the can. Unless O2 gets in (and bulges the can) it probably qualifies as a future archeological find.

            Neither gourmet dining nor culinary delight, it can be a staple during a food calamity.

    • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 11:32 am #

      They are pretty good with fists full of Ritz Crackers crumbled up and stirred in. A little Parm and ready!

      • elysianfield October 18, 2021 at 12:04 pm #

        “They are pretty good with fists full of Ritz Crackers crumbled up and stirred in. A little Parm and ready”

        Abby

        Indeed! I would suggest that, when the meal is heated, to throw away the concoction and eat the can.

    • Alzaebo October 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

      I still love Campbell’s Tomato Soup cold, right out of the can.

      When irrigating in the outlands of Nevada, you’d be out for days or weeks with your jacket and cans of Campbells.

      I slept on straw, since we were irrigating hay.
      The nights were cold, with no fire. I’d wake up for a moment and feel all the small animals bolt. Vermin would snuggle up inside of my clothes for the Giant’s warmth.

      I got to where I’d awaken so still, the little ones would stay sleeping. My leg twitched a bit, and I felt something long and slim slither out of my pants leg, probably a baby rattlesnake.

      • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 4:08 pm #

        Sounds like a great job, – for all the CRT instructors fired when we take back the country.

  7. Beryl of Oyl October 18, 2021 at 9:55 am #

    So, the vaccines don’t keep you out of the hospital, keep you from dying, and they may in themselves cause death or permanent impairment.

    Oh, and they don’t prevent infection or spread.

    What was the upside, again?

    • benr October 18, 2021 at 9:58 am #

      Moderna turned its FIRST profit ever.

      Pfizer 32 billion in one quarter!

      Never let a crisis go to waste to pass legislation you know won’t pass otherwise.

      It gave lumps like Redneck Liberal something to tilt at with us deplorables.

      Lots of face diapers cast across the land!

      • Night Owl October 18, 2021 at 10:44 am #

        BigPharma would never hurt us. What a wild conspiracy theory.

        I bet you think BigTobacco tried to hurt us, too.

    • Disaffected October 18, 2021 at 10:07 am #

      Ka-ching, ka-ching!

    • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 10:36 am #

      You can take your maimed ass to a football game!

      • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 4:17 pm #

        Are they still playing “the Black National Anthem” before football games? I stopped watching. Professional sports can take all their woke virtue signalling and stuff it up a gender neutral orifice.

    • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 11:33 am #

      If you live long enough you get to keep working at your job and paying taxes.

  8. Islander October 18, 2021 at 9:56 am #

    “The reality spinners in the “Joe Biden” news media would like you to think that the breakdown only applies to Christmas schwag for the hoi-polloi: No inflatable Frosty-the-Snowmen for you this year, you deplorable insurrectionist gorks in your sad little towns out in the Flyover gloaming! ”

    Love it!

    I do wonder, though, about the prognosis
    ” When the time comes for that, don’t expect “Joe Biden” to be reading Thanksgiving homilies off his teleprompter. He will be gone, and the Democratic Party horse he rode in on with him.”

    Perhaps Jim means Thanksgiving 2022. TG 2021—if we are able to cook the dinner. Seems like too much to hope for . . . just five weeks away . . .

    I read about CA’s emissions regs over at the Market-Ticker. That is, someone there linked a story about it.

    Fossil-free by 2030 and those types of slogans sound a lot like “unfunded mandates”—not literally unfunded, but unrealistic on many levels. Yet TPTB do not want to adjust their dreams to match what is possible.

    Standing in the way is physics, darn it! In addition to the financial realities that Jim mentions.

    Lay in some batteries, I guess . . . If you can get them . . .

    • Disaffected October 18, 2021 at 10:09 am #

      Fossil-free by 2030 only works if there’s a whole lot fewer people to support. Hmm…

      • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 10:29 am #

        Does the “Fossil-free” policy mean we get rid of the human fossils like Biden, McConnell and Pelosi too? Let me check the small print.

        • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 10:37 am #

          Hahahahaha! If only!

          • Islander October 18, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

            Ditto hahaha

        • Disaffected October 18, 2021 at 11:02 am #

          We can only hope!

        • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 4:21 pm #

          Burnt, they may finally prove of some use in heating the halls of Congress.

        • Alzaebo October 18, 2021 at 8:29 pm #

          Well, the British burned mummies by the ton to fuel their steam trains across Egypt.

          • Anthea October 18, 2021 at 9:28 pm #

            Fascinating! I never knew that. Seems like some kind of mummy’s curse would have been visited on them.

          • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 11:11 pm #

            That’s why the British Empire fell – the curse of a million railroaded mummies.

  9. Hardrock October 18, 2021 at 9:58 am #

    BTW…in fairness to Pete, Carlson said he was on “maternity leave” but it’s actually “paternity leave” according to what I’m reading.

    So, is the “chest feeding” reported by JHK a real thing or a little poetic license/hyperbole from a master of the snarky one-liner?????

    • Disaffected October 18, 2021 at 10:11 am #

      I would normally say poetic license, but the way things are going lately, maybe that’s a thing now. I little hormonal therapy would probably do it. Either way, the idea’s pretty gross.

      • Hardrock October 18, 2021 at 11:14 am #

        “Going lately….”

        Yes, visiting with daughter and son-in-law yesterday, I tried to convey to them the magnitude of the changes in the country in just a few short years. Then realized that though they are only 30, they have seen it happen and they confirmed.

        How DID this happen? Behind the scenes for a long time. Can you put your finger on the start?

        • Uncle Bob October 18, 2021 at 7:52 pm #

          The publishing of Das Kapital is one possibility. Other nominees:

          — the assassination of McKinley, which gave us 20 years of Progressive do-gooders who’ve continued to be present in Americsn politics ever since
          — the New Deal, which got people comfortable with “government” money
          — the Great Society, which ruined minority families and got people more dependent on gub’mint money
          — the Seventies, when we had criminal and/or incompetent government
          — the Nineties, when we were told a “peace dividend” and we promptly pissed away all our advantages, including deterrence, leading us to
          — 9/11/01 and its aftermath, the Patriot Act, which further undermined civil liberties by empowering Washington to stick its nose into everyone’s life in the name of stopping “terror”
          — Barack the Magnificent, who inspired minority kids not to bust their asses to get ahead, but rather to try and tear the system down in order to “fundamentally transform America.” This led to spasmodic revolts such as the Tea Party and
          — Trump 2016, which challenged the established order and threatened to undo decades of work to make Americans into cowardly serfs instead of “the brave.” Of course, this was short-circuited by TPTB and their mediot minions’ narratives, which gave us the current daily catastrophes for the American people that are blamed on non-compliant people, which of course is exactly what Biden and his owners want.

          That’s my attempt. I’m sure others can do better.

          • spaingaroo October 19, 2021 at 1:26 pm #

            mighty fine intent though. Thanks

          • spaingaroo October 19, 2021 at 1:29 pm #

            I meant attempt obviously. sorry ’bout dat

    • Beryl of Oyl October 18, 2021 at 10:13 am #

      It’s a logical assumption, given that Pete and his husband both went out of their way to portray themselves as new mommies.

      • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 4:25 pm #

        You don’t see that adorable touch in the top levels of the Chinese Communist Party leadership. We put those stuffed shirts to shame.

    • stelmosfire October 18, 2021 at 10:16 am #

      Her ya go Hardrock,
      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FB7q6h_VUAEvt9x?format=jpg&name=small

    • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 10:30 am #

      I think he was on eternity leave. And perversion is perversion no matter what spin you put on it.

      • Hardrock October 18, 2021 at 11:10 am #

        OK….you’re on track to compete with JHK in the snarky one-liner competition.

        Good one!

    • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 10:38 am #

      It’s part of the transagenda forced language now, yes.

      And women are ‘vagina havers’ and women with child are now ‘pregnant people’ etc etc.

      “woman” is a bad word to the trans and that’s the law of the land now.

      • thirdcoastlegend October 18, 2021 at 12:07 pm #

        Wait, I thought women were, “people with front holes now?”

        So hard to keep up anymore….must be getting old….

        • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 4:27 pm #

          I am Person, hear me roar! – Helen Reddy (revised)

          • hmuller October 19, 2021 at 12:40 am #

            OOPS. I just realized “person” contains the word “son”; and “human” contains the word “man”. All very sexist. How about
            “I am Sentient Entity, hear me roar.”? Sounds gender neutral, very Star Trekky.

            Latest word from the comic book world:

            1) Superman will no longer protect ‘the American Way’ https://www.zerohedge.com/political/dc-comics-announces-superman-will-no-longer-protect-american-way

            2) Superman’s son has embraced the gay lifestyle.

            Who’s next. Rumors have long swirled around Batman and Robin. There has even been forest gossip about den mates Yogi Bear and Booboo. And don’t get me started on Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble going camping on Broke Rock Mountain.

    • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 10:39 am #

      Proud ‘mommy’

      https://twitter.com/TheJordanRachel/status/1449854424713547782

      • Paula D October 18, 2021 at 11:51 am #

        Isn’t that a photo shop though?
        I’m not tech savvy like you, but that is not a newborn baby.

        • MaryQueen October 20, 2021 at 4:30 pm #

          Yeah I am thinking now it’s a photoshop. I didn’t look too closely before. The head is photoshopped onto a body.

    • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

      The couple took a bizarre picture of themselves in bed, each holding a baby. Propped up like it was a hospital bed. If they didn’t want these memes, they shouldn’t have done it. Pete is a walking cliche, a veritable one person meme machine. We hate to chasten him, but it must be done for the good of all. He’s not a private person but a public official, supposedly.

      • Uncle Bob October 18, 2021 at 8:00 pm #

        Pete’s husband probably Chastens him enough. Of course, if he doesn’t, maybe they can expand Americans’ horizons with the first Cabinet-level (presumably gay) throuple!

  10. Beryl of Oyl October 18, 2021 at 9:59 am #

    “But the bigger story for us is that big pharma and governments are now not only chasing Covid, they are putting huge resources into vaccine development and programmes for influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is one of the biggest killers of children under 12 months in the developed world, and human rhinovirus (HRV).”

    https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/inside-the-quarantine-lab-where-irish-company-infects-humans-with-covid-40958497.html

    • Disaffected October 18, 2021 at 10:12 am #

      Yep, one thing leads to another… The little kiddies of today can look forward to a “fully vaxed” future.

      • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 10:49 am #

        Disaffected: the psychopaths are about to go around schools in my region pushing the jab on kids. And of course, the kids can take it without parental consent. I was furious and already contemplating contacting parents and parents’ groups to organize resistance. However, my wife basically said, “Screw them!” If they aren’t going to fight to protect their own kids, why should I?

        • Ron Anselmo October 18, 2021 at 11:29 am #

          Agreed Hereward – hoping this will be a true parental “red line”. They went ballistic over masks alone, when masks were pushed on their children. Rightly so.

          This is also the reason, I believe, for parents being called “domestic terrorists” – a pre-emptive label – for the parental response to these psychopaths attempting a much more draconian measure against their children.

          Maybe this continued attempt to vaccinate children against their parents’ will, will get this party started. Fingers crossed.

        • tahoe1780 October 18, 2021 at 12:12 pm #

          1 in 20 boys. 1 in virtually every school bus.

          https://www.autismnj.org/understanding-autism/prevalence-rates/

          Who will care for these kids?

      • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 11:37 am #

        Not in Japan.

    • SmokieHillVillain October 18, 2021 at 11:14 am #

      Sweet Jesus,

      Even I didn’t realise it was this bad.
      The country I live in (“my country”, y’all know what I mean), a former liberal western European democracy, imperfect though it was, has now become what I call a Pharmocracy. (And effectively comparable to a US ‘Blue’ state).
      Total capture by, amongst other corporates, the bio-pharmaceutical sector.
      There was a scandal which emerged in 2019 think it was, ran into 2020 (the irony escaped most it seems) about clandestine vaccine trials that were conducted in orphanages in the early-mid 20th century. The institutions were run by Roman Catholic religious orders who were paid by pharmaceutical companies (not to even speak of selling babies to the US, something which also happened in Spain and other countries).

      The Covid hysteria continues apace but for those who wish to see it, the narrative is breaking.
      I just never could have imagined how we’d come full circle (“Open Orphan”).
      Two words I’m using a lot lately: one an adjective, “galactic”, the other a noun (with apologies) “bollocks”.

      Commentary on the crazy here by Thomas Sheridan, who is worth a follow, very prescient observations. Irish, but could be applicable pretty much anywhere you are:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On_ljHLQcvU

      shv

      • SmokieHillVillain October 18, 2021 at 11:20 am #

        Post script,

        As a salient example of the galactic bollocks we’re being exposed to here is an article I read (most of, not all) earlier.

        Lab meat was supposed to be inevitable but investigators come up against a “wall of no”.

        This article consoles me greatly.

        The technocrats are not as clever, sophisticated or powerful as they imagine.
        And physical limits, if nothing else, and basic thermodynamics, will expose their duplicity.
        This is a long but excellent, incisive and thorough read:
        https://thecounter.org/lab-grown-cultivated-meat-cost-at-scale/

        shv

        • thirdcoastlegend October 18, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

          Heh, you think that’s bad start digging into the numbers for all the green energy junk….

          • SmokieHillVillain October 18, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

            Absolutely TCL,

            Yet more galactic bollocks.
            The levels of intellectual dishonesty are beyond stratospheric.
            But let’s not get inconvenient facts get in the way of profit.

            shv

    • Paula D October 18, 2021 at 11:53 am #

      Back in the 60s they tested a RSV vax on children. They only killed about 8 kids before they pulled it.
      Those were the Good Ol Days.

  11. benr October 18, 2021 at 10:04 am #

    Looks like the honeymoon is over for the grey ghoul of grifting aka lil joey.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/rising-prices-and-empty-store-shelves-spell-grave-political-danger-for-biden-and-his-democrats/ar-AAPE7fA?ocid=msedgntp

    Even CNN is throwing him under the bus.

    Next up cackles for resident in the Whitehouse!
    Will we also be served a side of granny Pelosi as VP?

    • thirdcoastlegend October 18, 2021 at 10:19 am #

      You think a bad dude like Joe that threatens Navy SEALs is afraid of some CNN news wonks?

      https://www.zerohedge.com/political/biden-admin-threatens-make-unvaxxd-navy-seals-repay-their-training-costs

      Hah!

      • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 4:30 pm #

        He faced down “Corn Pop” for crying out loud!

    • Not_GeorgeT October 18, 2021 at 10:32 am #

      “Next up cackles for resident in the Whitehouse” or not, I think her presence is a sort of safety valve protecting “Joe Biden”.

      Of course, this could change. Also, I recall something about Willy Brown advice for her not to take the job.

      • Ron Anselmo October 18, 2021 at 10:56 am #

        Yes NGT – Willy Brown had a job for her – giving her a job, so she could give him a job. He didn’t want her taking a job giving everyone else jobs. Got it?

        • Not_GeorgeT October 18, 2021 at 11:19 am #

          yup

        • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 4:33 pm #

          Willie Brown is 87. Time to give it a rest.

      • SpeedyBB October 18, 2021 at 10:26 pm #

        Putting in a detestable villain as a VP is an old trick: Nixon and Spiro Agnew.

        “OK – get rid of me and the see who ya got for President.”

        I want to say “poison pill tactic” but I’m not sure that’s the right expression.

        • Paula D October 20, 2021 at 12:52 pm #

          No problemo for the ruling class.
          Look how fast Spiro disappeared when it was time to dispose of Nixon.

    • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 11:09 am #

      Cackles as prez is so perfect for the final tanking of the US, isn’t it? Almost poetically so. Our very own President Camacho, so to speak.

      Idiocracy really was a futuristic documentary, wasn’t it?

      • spaingaroo October 19, 2021 at 1:36 pm #

        certainly one of my favourites.
        Although don’t make the mistake of viewing the dubbed into Spanish version.
        Somehow they made it incredibly unfunny.
        Maybe there’s more than one dub, because many dubbed comedies are great. The Pixar movies and Shrek and things like that are brilliant in Spanish.
        I suppose it’s a budget constraint issue. They need to discover MMT

    • Blackbird October 19, 2021 at 10:49 pm #

      At the moment, I like Stacy Abrams as the Hildebeast’s Number 2.

  12. neon sky October 18, 2021 at 10:06 am #

    NYC is going to remove the statue of Jefferson from the front of City Hall? Who’s next on the cancel list, George Washington?

    • JTinMD October 18, 2021 at 10:21 am #

      Sad to say, but… old news. No symbols of patriotism allowed.

    • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 10:23 am #

      Probably. The insolence shown by these Wokesters really indicates how much they hate this country. We are importing more and more of them and graduating more of them every year.

      We are not a Black nation, yet!

    • Paula D October 18, 2021 at 11:59 am #

      Jefferson authored the Bill of Rights and they want to get people to hate our rights.
      Looks like they’ve got about half the population onboard.
      Cancel culture attitudes started earlier than I realized. I was listening to the local community radio station last night and the DJ did a brief eulogy for a man in our town who died last week.
      He said he had gone to one of his parties (which I think stopped about 10 years ago) and another guest found out that he was a Republican and started chastising the host for allowing a Republican to come.
      Say what??? Who does that? Oh yeah, now, but back then, who did that?
      Now those kind of people have official backing.

      • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 12:48 pm #

        Used to make for lively conversation at parties.

        Now the knives are out.

      • Uncle Bob October 18, 2021 at 8:19 pm #

        Emory Morton Thomas, Regents Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Georgia, told a grad school class I was in back in 1990 that the only way to save America was to round up every Republican, stuff them into boxcars, and send them to concentration camps for extermination. My classmates laughed. I knew then that I didnt belong there. What I didnt realize was that this sort of bigoted bullshit would gain any traction. But I’m just a schmuck from Upstate New York, so how could I know how many subversives existed in America 30 years ago, much less today?

    • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 1:02 pm #

      De Blasio said, “It’s not who we are.” Demographically, he’s correct: Whites are a minority in NYC now. Why did we imagine our culture and freedoms would last once we were a minority?

    • BackRowHeckler October 18, 2021 at 2:45 pm #

      Yes, replaced by a monument “that reflects who we are”. But how many George Floyd monuments can you build?

  13. NickelthroweR October 18, 2021 at 10:08 am #

    The elites have declared war on the American people. Any fool can see it.

    No one ever intentionally starts a war that they think that they are going to lose – no one. But, and this is important, history shows us again and again that oftentimes, the maniacs that start these wars end up losing them. History is nothing but a chronological retelling of things that were not supposed to happen.

    I believe that we are now in the Fog of War phase of things where all the plans, planning, operational orders, etc, have been tossed aside. It is all up for grabs now.

    These shortages were NOT supposed to happen. This inflation was NOT supposed to happen. The debacle in Afghanistan was NOT supposed to happen.

    The catastrophe of the Biden selection has not at all helped with the elites injecting everyone with AIDS. People can see with their own eyes the absolute incompetence of the ruling elites and it makes them question everything.

    I can certainly tell you that the items I’ve listed have helped me to convince the “hesitant” to remain “hesitant”. After all, how can you trust an administration that gave away 85 billion in brand new equipment and our military bases to terrorists? How can you witness this while at the same time noticing that no one but a guy that complained about it was punished? I mean, wasn’t Trump impeached for a phone call? Isn’t leaving 85 billion worth of brand new military equipment to lunatic terrorists worth some impeachments? No???

    The bad part about all of this is that they are going to have to turn off the internet here pretty soon because they can’t have us pointing out their treasonous actions and hypocrisy. They can’t have us organizing.

    Build your network and, most importantly, build communications outside of your cell phone and internet.

    • malthuss October 18, 2021 at 10:16 am #

      Any fool can see it.
      Uh, fools are the ones who do not get it.

      Also the term ‘elite’ is not the right term, power brokers is better.

    • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 10:18 am #

      I disagree, the gimme folks have declared war on America in their desire to get stuff. Everything the Dems are doing serves the advance of the gimme philosophy, to steal from the Haves.

      • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 10:26 am #

        The power brokers are using the gimmes as an access to the power needed to destroy the country.

        MAGA is dead, DTA is here. Death to America.

        • Night Owl October 18, 2021 at 10:45 am #

          So is the era of BigPharma. Say the Pfizer has no interest in helping you.

          Come on.

          Do it.

          • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 11:05 am #

            Pfizer, like all corporations, or governments, are there to have power and make a profit. Period!

            Happy? Ego assuaged?

          • Night Owl October 18, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

            Pfizer, J&J, and AZ also have incredibly poor saftey records. And have paid many millions in court settlements in the past.

            This time, they signed indemnity contracts with Western governments in advance, before the Swill even hit the market.

            My ego?

            LO fucking L

        • Gonga Din October 18, 2021 at 11:03 pm #

          It’s the karma of promising pancake producing trees.

      • NickelthroweR October 18, 2021 at 11:06 am #

        You make my point exactly.

        The elites depend upon and are part of the gimme class. Empty store shelves and skyrocketing inflation are not helping their cause.

        Because these people have never in their lives produced anything of value, they have zero understanding of how the real world works and thought they could print their way out of any problem that might occur as they were de-populating the planet.

        Giving away money doesn’t create products.
        Giving away money doesn’t put food on the grocery store shelves.
        Inflation only hurts the gimme lower classes as the things they’d like to have like food and shelter inflate away faster than the government can redistribute.

        • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 1:08 pm #

          Capitalists don’t believe in Capitalism – that’s competition stuff is for suckers. Get big or get out. And getting big means there’s no need for competition.

          As Marx said, Capital centralizes and concentrates. And the Capitalist class attains class consciousness first. He was against any attempt to stop this (like tariffs). Anything that got in the way got in the way of the Revolution. I differ with him here since I think we should have stopped it. But we didn’t.

        • Uncle Bob October 18, 2021 at 8:54 pm #

          However, if you debase the currency to the point it collapses, you can impose a new electronic currency to replace it, at times on the dollar. Moreover, if you control banking and industry via ESG scores so that you can destroy people and entire industries that get in the way of The Plan, people will quietly surrender their freedom for a bowl of whatever gruel they are offered. As a bonus, TPTB get to brand the few holdouts “racists” and “environmental abusers.” We’ll get to see in the next several years whether the bad guys can pull off their plan, or if they’ll fail.

    • stelmosfire October 18, 2021 at 10:28 am #

      NickelthroweR: “build communications outside of your cell phone and internet”

      I thought I had that covered in my preps with my signal fire and wet blanket for smoke signals. Turned out that was actually “Cultural Appropriation” and the local authorities shut me down. I’m back to a couple empty Spaghetti-0’s cans and a piece of twine.

      • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 10:40 am #

        Stelmos: After a 5-4 Scotus decision you can still use smoke signals if you speak in Ebonics.

      • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 11:01 am #

        Hahahahaa! Maybe try semaphore flags next?

    • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 10:33 am #

      Nickel: Their “incompetence” is part of their modus operandi. They are doing all this deliberately, and even when they screw up, they know it’s going to hurt ordinary Americans and push the country closer to the landfill site of history. Anyone who doesn’t realize this by now is a moron. My only question is whether they really believe they will be exempt from some rather kinetic punishment when everything blows up?

      • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 11:00 am #

        They have billionaire bunkers to go to. They better hope they are real secure.

        • SpeedyBB October 18, 2021 at 11:08 pm #

          “…billionaire bunkers…” sounds romantic. But, umm… remember “fallout shelters”? Real cool for the first couple of days, until the air starts to stink and the inhabitants too. Then there is a problem with potable water and nobody to fix it. Then some of the food has gone bad long before its “shelf life” was up. Then one of your kinfolks comes knocking, with his children and their diseases …

          That was fallout shelters, which over the long run were only useful as tornado hideouts.

          As for the well-provisioned, gleaming “billionaire bunkers”, they will undoubtedly require elite, ruthless guards, ready to gun down anybody or anything that gets into the perimeter. Before long those same “elites” are going to figure out that the bunker should rightfully belong to THEM and fuck the fat rich bastards inside.

        • Hereward the Woke October 19, 2021 at 10:39 am #

          Can you imagine being holed up for eternity with Bill Gates and Zuckerberg. I’d rather take the clot shot.

    • gustafson.robert.22 October 18, 2021 at 10:42 am #

      an interesting question. if the internet went down, would it prevent opposition to woke federalism, or localize and fuel it. i kind of think the latter would happen in some form.

      • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 10:46 am #

        Gustaf: A great and increasingly pertinent question. We would be hamstrung in many of our actions, but the DS wouldn’t know what we’re up to or be able to set up their digital currency scam. I can picture millions of people going “offline” permanently and finding their own work-arounds. In a way, it’s already happening.

        • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 12:55 pm #

          I wonder what percentage of average Americans still have working landlines??

          Shortwaves?

          Is there a ham in the crowd??

          • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 1:10 pm #

            Q used to be a ham. He said the only things hams ever talked about what what equipment they were using.

          • Q. Shtik October 19, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

            Q used to be a ham. – Jarek

            ===========

            Close but no cigar. It was my father that was a ham… his entire life from when crystal sets were invented ’till he drew his last breath. It was sort of the internet/blog of its day.

            I WILL credit you with tucking away in your mind vast quantities of obscure minutiae even though you often get it balled up.

    • C.O.Jones October 18, 2021 at 10:46 am #

      @NickelthroweR – everything you said is correct but it is past time to start decorating lamp-posts. Killing the internet is scheduled for the same time as the road blocks to determine who is loyal and who still hasn’t taken the jab. Refuseniks will be offered a roadside jab and those who decline will miss holiday dinner at Grandma’s because they’ve gone FEMA camping.

    • robert magill October 18, 2021 at 10:46 am #

      @ NickelthroweR

      The military did the same thing in Iraq. Tanks and other vehicles in the photos seemed to go to the horizon. After the helicopters got everybody off the roof in Saigon, they flew back to the carriers and at sea, pushed the choppers overboard.

    • Pete October 18, 2021 at 11:01 am #

      We need to organize, out in the open.

      Just like, “No,” is the only answer to the vax, organizing in the open is the way to mount an effective opposition to this regime. We cannot hide like bugs, we cannot compartmentalize ourselves like terrorist cells or revolutionaries. Totalitarian regimes ALWAYS co-opt the law and use the law to cleanse dissent. We cannot fall into their convenient trap of becoming criminals by THEIR definitions.

    • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 11:04 am #

      Thank you for using the correct terminology, that is exactly what the jab is doing: Injecting people with AIDs. It’s the same thing all over again.

      Fauxi’s second fraud. And this one is global.

      By the time people get their ‘booster’ it is estimated (by a lot of scientists and doctors who oppose the clot shot) that 3/4 of peoples’ immune system will be gone.

      • C.O.Jones October 18, 2021 at 11:36 am #

        @MaryQueen – yes and who can stand a chance against the Epsilon variant without an immune system?

        Once the immune system of billions is done away with, the coup de grâce will be simple.

        The “elite” who have taken saline or nothing at all i.e. Fauci, Gates will sit back and smirk.

        To reiterate: we need to start lamp-post decorating while we can!

        • Alzaebo October 18, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

          COJones, that’s it, that’s it, that’s IT

          • Alzaebo October 18, 2021 at 1:33 pm #

            Addendum: But how are we ever going to achieve Birth Lottery licenses unless we’re tracked, traced, and manageable?

    • bogbeagle October 18, 2021 at 4:58 pm #

      I’m not convinced that the Internet will be switched off, because that would force us all into MeatSpace.

      MeatSpace is incredibly difficult to monitor and control … and it’s where ‘real stuff’ happens. The Establishment would effectively be blinding itself, if it were to kill the Internet.

      • Paula D October 19, 2021 at 11:48 am #

        They don’t have to kill the entire internet, just social media. That is the part that makes it possible for us to communicate with each other in large numbers, over vast distances.
        They can keep Yahoo News and the Amazon site up.

  14. SouthernYankee October 18, 2021 at 10:09 am #

    BTW, hanging by noose is not a hate crime (in case you were wondering).

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

    Or, you can dispense with everything above the shoulder altogether.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyhxatBH8_w

  15. Beryl of Oyl October 18, 2021 at 10:10 am #

    A family friend who is recuperating from the Chinese virus even though vaccinated, is alienating friends with his non-stop proselytizing in favor of the shots.

    • SouthernYankee October 18, 2021 at 10:16 am #

      Everyone must hit their own bottom Beryl before they’re willing to see the light

      • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 10:43 am #

        SY: if someone tries to hit my bottom, they’re definitely going to see lights.

    • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 10:34 am #

      Beryl: be alienated!

    • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 10:40 am #

      You can’t fix stupid – or culted.

    • Night Owl October 18, 2021 at 10:46 am #

      “It would surely have been worse if I didn’t take it”

      –Some buffoon with a coffee filter on his face

      • abbybwood October 19, 2021 at 4:49 pm #

        That’s it! Start wearing white coffee filters around with “Let’s Go Brandon!” written in red!

    • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 10:52 am #

      “The convulsions and clots show it’s really working!”

  16. lizharmon October 18, 2021 at 10:14 am #

    Personally, I’d rather Buttguy play pretend mommy than mess with the levers of power. It’s better for all of us if he and his vaxxxed up boyfriend play hide the salami in South Bend.

  17. malthuss October 18, 2021 at 10:15 am #

    do share>

    “it’s just two weeks.”
    “it’s just a mask.”
    “it’s just six feet.”
    “it’s just non essential businesses.”
    “it’s just non essential workers.”
    “it’s just a bar.” “it’s just a restaurant.”
    “it’s just to keep from overwhelming the hospitals.”
    “it’s just to make the cases go down.”
    “it’s just to flatten the curve.”
    “it’s just a few inmates.”
    “it’s just to keep others from getting scared.”
    “it’s just for a few more weeks.”
    “it’s just church, you could still pray.”
    “it’s just a bracelet.”
    “it’s just an app.”
    “it’s just for tracing.”
    “it’s just to let others know you’re safe to be around.”
    “it’s just to let others know who you’ve been in contact with.”
    “it’s just a few more months.”
    “it’s just large gatherings.” “it’s just a rare side-effect.”
    “it’s just a vaccine.”

    “it’s just for the vulnerable.”
    “it’s just to protect children.”
    “it’s just a little microchip.”
    “it’s just a blood test.”
    “it’s just a scan.”
    “it’s just for medical information.”
    “it’s just a vaccination certificate.”
    “it’s just like a credit card.”
    “it’s just a few places that don’t take cash.”
    “it’s just so you can travel.”
    “it’s just so you can get your driver’s license.”
    “it’s just so you can vote.”
    “it’s just a few more years.”
    it’s just the new world order.

    to flatten the curve we were to lock down for 10 days
    that was 18 months ago

    • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 10:20 am #

      All these actions to combat something that does not really exist?

      • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 10:51 am #

        You betcha.

        Time to wakey wakey, JAZ.

      • debt October 18, 2021 at 11:07 am #

        We can do this!”

      • malthuss October 18, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

        wu flu exists, Id guess.

      • Night Owl October 18, 2021 at 12:33 pm #

        They literally did war games on this, and they included these actions, as well as sample Tweets from influencers and strategies for demonizing the “unvaxxed.”

        What is Event 201? Did you even read the “SPARS pandemic” excercise that was posted here months ago?

        You think that them doing the frog-in-pot trick to remove your rights is actually because “the virus” is dangerous? Two states away, they have blocked me from entering a grocery store.

        You think that verifies your claim?

        LOL.

      • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

        Oh John! Because it doesn’t exist, it can be anything!

        We were supposed to land on one Normandy beach but we landed on another. We tricked those Natsi bastards because we knew they had broken our code.

        War is deception – Sun Tzu

        “Just” nothing? Nothing is very, very strong – C.S Lewis

        Look for what isn’t there. It’s lack that is the root of fullness – general Taoism. A cup is useful because it is mostly empty space. The Great Pyramid would make a good granary because it is mostly filled up space.

    • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 10:34 am #

      Don’t forget the Christians: “I getting vaxxed because I care about other people, just like Jesus did.”

      • Pete October 18, 2021 at 11:12 am #

        Don’t forget the ‘clever’ who will wrangle their ‘religious’ exemption.

        ‘Exemptions’ are for legitimate orders. Illegitimate orders are met with simple refusal.

        There is no greater God given religious exemption than that codified in the Nuremberg Code.

        “No, I will not take the shot.”

        End of story, no explanation required.

        Try not to get arrested.

        • Hereward the Woke October 19, 2021 at 10:42 am #

          Agreed, Pete. And no fake clot shot passes either. Just Say No.

    • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 1:13 pm #

      15 days

  18. JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 10:15 am #

    The restrictions that we are seeing on stuff is self imposed. The American people, at least one over the majority, elected these Bozos into the positions that they can tear down the US for two reasons, Woke and climate change. The Stupidification that is becoming so evident now with the resultant pacification of the public under dictatorial control will control this country from now on. IMHO, JHK is an optimist with his summarizations. With the dissolving of the southern border, this country is losing its right to be called a sovereign nation. It is becoming a deposition point for all the human scum of the earth. “Give me your tired, your poor” will become a curse on this country. Gimme, gimme is becoming the rallying cry for the American people. It is ironic that the maxing out of the gimme folks should be halted by the supply line issues created by the idiots that they elected.

    It still appalls me the total collapsed of all things institutional into the morass of the Left and its Deep State. It is called suicide ideation on a grand scale. I saw a report where a couple of ardent conservatives are starting a drive to separate the Red and Blue states. I wish them well. There is no way that this country will ever consolidate again, the Wokesters have guaranteed that.

    Colin Powell died from complications of Covid. Sure wish someone had told him that there is no such thing as Covid. And that is all that is worth discussing on it.

    • Disaffected October 18, 2021 at 10:23 am #

      Colin Powell died from complications of Covid.

      Impossible to say whether that’s true or not, Even assuming his death was respiratory related, at his age, it could well have been common pneumonia, which kills thousands every year.

      • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 10:36 am #

        CP’s death and Clinton’s recent brush with mortality are a reminder to all the “elites” who destroy human lives: you too will die and be called to account.

      • Pete October 18, 2021 at 11:14 am #

        Well, it used to kill thousands every year.

        • Bilejones October 18, 2021 at 2:41 pm #

          One of the little know side effects of covid is that it cures pneumonia.
          It does a real number on flu deaths too.

          • Disaffected October 18, 2021 at 7:05 pm #

            LOL! So true! Got flu? Get some Covid. Clears it right up.

    • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 10:50 am #

      LMAO.

    • messianicdruid October 18, 2021 at 11:59 am #

      God is a nationalist, not a globalist. He created nations because that is the way He wanted it. He chooses and uses nations as well as individuals.

  19. Ricechex October 18, 2021 at 10:20 am #

    Our friend’s 21 year son just died of a heart attack. Paramedics couldnt reach him in time after it happened. He didnt use drugs and there was no family history of heart disease. He was strong and healthy and worked on a fishing boat.

    He was fully vaxed and got the 2nd shot in August. What else could it be?

    • Beryl of Oyl October 18, 2021 at 10:33 am #

      We need a tribunal.

    • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 10:49 am #

      Another 21 years old died – same. Notice the headline? Of covid19. Not of vaccine injury. They wait a couple of paragraphs down to mention he was double-jabbed:

      https://www.georgiahealthnews.com/2021/10/uga-senior-dies-covid-19-complications/

      • thirdcoastlegend October 18, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

        Standard bury the lead several paragraphs down tactic perfected at the NYT.

    • Not_GeorgeT October 18, 2021 at 10:58 am #

      Not knowing all the particulars, relying on paramedics to “reach him in time” isn’t the best plan.

      Self-sufficiency includes managing medical emergencies. Not all events are survivable. Some are with immediate decisive and effective intervention.

      If it is a cardiac arrest, the window is 10 minutes. Survival drops roughly 10% every minute of inaction. After 5 minutes, at 50%, the window is not only half open, it is half closed.

      The accepted “gold standard” for EMS response time is 6 minutes.

      A lot of locations experience much longer response times for a variety of reasons.

      Excellent high quality chest compressions and early defibrillation are what work in the cardiac arrest. Not all are survivable regardless of the available treatment.

      It is not difficult to put this in place.

      ‘Stop the Bleed” has been another push. Something which is also rather easy to learn.

      I’m a bit off topic as the original post had to do with an otherwise healthy 21 year old who got the vaxx. With this in mind, I’m encouraging anyone/everyone to learn to do what they can do proactively rather than waiting for help to arrive in a medical emergency.

    • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 12:15 pm #

      Hope they do an autopsy.

    • malthuss October 18, 2021 at 12:20 pm #

      I know an olympian. Her friends daughter had to get the vax to travel with a team to play somewhere.
      18 years young, she now has the vax and heart inflammation.

      • anmariwakaranai October 20, 2021 at 3:01 pm #

        Hawthorn for the heart
        Calendula for the boils
        Artemesia for the marburg

        Nac 4 lungs + selenium

  20. Walter B October 18, 2021 at 10:27 am #

    Very interesting about the assault on tractor trailers and those who operate them Jim. One might think that in order for truckers to be able to afford a new 6 figure rig every three years it would require a BOOMING economy in order for that to be affordable. Of course, if there are only 10 truck drivers in any given state by then, perhaps they will be able to afford to make those kind of truck payments with the massive freight charges they will be imposing on the customers.

    An interesting subject too because I just finished taking a class on requirements that the Federal government has instituted for anyone who employs a person with a CDL license. It deals with the new DOT Clearing House that will go into operation in 2023. This database will track and record every CDL operator along with their driving records and set out detailed requirements for monitoring and drug testing of every driver. One of the factors that was noted in this class was the huge shortage of drivers right now that could pass muster under these new rules. This issue alone and the government’s plans for what they are going to do with it makes a pretty strong case for the outright concerted effort to destroy America’s ability to maintain the supply lines that keep the peasants eating and even alive.

    Population reduction, once booed and dismissed as a conspiracy theory appears to be taking on the frightening specter of conspiracy fact. Oh well, most of our problems will be solved once we are dead right? And we will certainly be a lot “safer” too then. Oh boy.

    • Walter B October 18, 2021 at 11:08 am #

      Looking deeply at this trucking/supply chain destruction issue I would argue that our beloved host has just moved up many steps in the nation’s relevancy category with his “smaller and more local” model of the future. If his theory of peak oil occurs soon as well, I for one would place him on the top step and call him my leader. Unfortunately for US(A), there will be nothing to lead at that point. Perhaps if I can realize my plan of moving to northern Pennsylvania just across the border from Hancock, New York I will be able to almost call him neighbor.

      • E. H. Hail October 18, 2021 at 11:38 am #

        “If his theory of peak oil occurs soon”

        An oil price spike preceded the 2008 “Great Recession.” At the time this is exactly what Peak Oil Theory predicted, afaict.

        Right now it looks like something similar is happening.

        __________

        (expanding on the point)

        We are at $85/barrel right now, which is at the high end of the historical range.

        Some time in Sept./Oct. 2007, oil crossed above $100/barrel in inflation-adjusted Oct. 2021 dollars, which was high, but few paid much attention.

        Then 2008 came. As people were focused on Hillary versus Obama, oil was relentlessly pushing up and up and up. It became a focus of interest when it peaked in July 2008 around $185 (again in inflation-adjusted Oct. 2021 dollars). That was eight weeks before the big Sept. 2008 crash.

        What happens if oil goes to $150+/barrel today and never goes down?

        • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 12:01 pm #

          There is still reserve capacity available to offset price increases. However, I do notice that these perturbations to the supply demand situations are happening in 2021, not 2035, 2050 or by the end of the century as TLE predicted.

          This latest increase was politically created; down the road, that will be supply side centered.

          IMHO, the effects of the Green New Deal will be in place as the availability of oil will diminish.

          Do not puke on this statement, JHK’s peak oil prophesy forces us to a low FF future just as much as the idiot Left.

          Trying to solve the problem over the next four years, however, will destroy the world, not just the US.

          • E. H. Hail October 18, 2021 at 1:12 pm #

            RE: JohnAZ

            “I do notice that these perturbations to the supply demand situations are happening in 2021, not 2035, 2050 or by the end of the century as TLE predicted.”

            Sorry, but who or what is TLE?

          • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 1:39 pm #

            Mr Kunstler’s book, “The Long Emergency” about the end of the age of oil, which may indeed be what is happening underneath it all, including the Elite’s attempt to power down while staying in control. It’s available in most large libraries.

            John’s use of TLE refers to us being in the The Long Emergency, the interim between the Age of Oil and A World Made by Hand (another series of books).

          • Soul Forensics October 18, 2021 at 2:14 pm #

            “who or what is TLE?”

            Our host’s seminal book, The Long Emergency (2005).

          • Ron Anselmo October 18, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

            E.H. – JHK’s The Long Emergency.

          • Ron Anselmo October 18, 2021 at 2:31 pm #

            Sorry, late to the party. Have an appointment later today with my cranio-rectologist.

          • E. H. Hail October 18, 2021 at 10:06 pm #

            Thanks to all for pointing out TLE means “The Long Emergency,” in reference to the 2000s-era book (for which Kunstler claims he had the idea since circa 1990, I think) and the concept implied in the title.

          • E. H. Hail October 18, 2021 at 10:11 pm #

            Continued thoughts in fresh thread below (an out of commenting “reply” real estate here):

            https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/let-us-count-the-ways/#comment-631255

        • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 5:35 pm #

          “What happens if oil goes to $150+/barrel today and never goes down?” – E.H. Hail

          Simple. We print up a shitload of money and hand it out to everyone so they can pay the higher costs. God bless Modern Monetary Theory. LOL

      • spaingaroo October 19, 2021 at 3:18 pm #

        Peak Oil is a process that has been underway in plain sight and it is no theory.
        EROEI
        Energy return on energy invested, dropping like a 737max with a clot-shotted pilot at the wheel
        Many people that frequent this blog know that you can’t take an ever increasing amount of a finite resource for ever. Peak Oil is just a name for this simple fact.
        Also encapsulates the idea that we took the easy stuff first, and what remains is the hard to produce stuff.
        Hence no more cheap oil, still plenty of oil, (for the moment)
        Hope that helps

        • spaingaroo October 19, 2021 at 3:21 pm #

          maybe I should have a said ‘a lot of oil’ rather than ‘plenty of oil’.
          Two different things.
          But at the bumpy plateau there is still a lot of oil, just not very much excess energy on energy invested.

    • SW October 18, 2021 at 11:38 am #

      The plan behind gutting the independent trucking companies might be self-driving trucks. I saw a 60 minutes segment about 4 or 5 months ago with a couple of CEOs who bragged how safe they are and how’s there’s plenty of investment cash backing them up. AI does the driving. They’re already testing them on the roads.

      There were no questions about how this would deprive men of their livelihood or change the culture of long-haul trucking. It’s as if the people these new technologies impact aren’t important at all — and maybe that’s exactly how they feel about it.

      • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 11:52 am #

        I, for one, will not get near an Interstate highway with AI trucks on it.

        • Not_GeorgeT October 18, 2021 at 12:10 pm #

          They will need chips and processors. The processors make a 25,000 mile journey for the finished product to arrive at the end user in the US. This takes a lot of energy. So do the processors.

          They have a useful life of around 4 years (average), less if used for energy-intense heat-producing crypto mining.

          I have to ask if it is realistic? I don’t know, but I would not call it a done deal.

          • spaingaroo October 19, 2021 at 3:22 pm #

            I would hazard a guess that AI is pretty energy intensive itself

    • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

      All this to keep old fume-producing semi-trucks from Mexico out of the US.

  21. redrock October 18, 2021 at 10:28 am #

    The fucking dimmykrats have put a couple of ignorant clueless braindead morons in office thru nefarious means. They are now the enemy and deserve no quarter. My day will be target practice and sharpening the tines on my pitchfork. FUCK THEM ALL, woke cocksuckers.

    • stelmosfire October 18, 2021 at 10:39 am #

      C’mon Man, tell us how you really feel.

      • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 10:59 am #

        I wonder what dialogue sounded like before 1861.

        • Wizard of the Saddle October 20, 2021 at 1:22 am #

          By 1861 that dialog ended with something along the lines of, “You are a poltroon and a coward. I demand satisfaction, Suh!”

          Dueling was still a thing back then.

    • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 12:25 pm #

      I want to party with you!

  22. Bill of Rights October 18, 2021 at 10:30 am #

    Hi Jim, you make a great point which must be re-iterated “There is, front and center, “Joe Biden’s” vaccination mandate — with no basis in law”.

    The mandate is simply a open-air prison sentence without a trial. At least with a trial you could be sentenced to prison and provided with food, clothing and shelter. The mandate takes away your means of purchasing life’s necessities. Your family is thrown into poverty.

    The 8th Amendment protects us from such excessive fines and the 5th Amendment protects our life, liberty and property without due process of law.

    When is the Supreme Court going to stop this dictatorship?

    • daytrip October 18, 2021 at 10:38 am #

      Maybe it’s time to become an entrepreneur for some of us.

      As for flyover land: I was thinking the other day what $300,000,000 (the price tag for one day of our 20 year Afghanistan policy) would do for a place like Quincy, Illinois. A former resident of this flyover central city was telling me of all the factories that left there. Could we come up with 365 Quincies a year and spend $300,000,000 there for the next 20 years or is that all done? Anyone? Bueller?

      • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 10:57 am #

        Entrepreneur to do what? All progression in the economy have been moved overseas, this country is done.

        • daytrip October 18, 2021 at 11:13 am #

          Become a natural food entrepreneur. There is way too much crappy food out there – mostly giant multinational conglomerates. Everyone eats, until they don’t. Farm. Start a car company. Whatever it is that you desire – something you would like to see in the world that doesn’t exist. Start small, part time, see if there’s market. Learn, adjust, expand. Follow your bliss.

          • SW October 18, 2021 at 12:02 pm #

            All we have to do to see how badly our food supply has been contaminated is look around. My youngest daughter was saying to me last week that she and her husband were watching some show that showed old newsreels from the fifties and she was amazed at how healthy and slender all the people were. It was rare when I was growing up to see what is now common, a morbidly obese man or woman.

            Before then, no high nitrogen fertilizer was routinely used nor tons of pesticides, artificial hormones and antibiotics. Did you know that 70% of all antibiotics used in the US are for cattle? And it’s now well known that these contribute to weight gain.

            It would be great to see that money channeled to independent farmers who didn’t use these methods to produce a crop or raise farm animals.

          • Anthea October 18, 2021 at 10:50 pm #

            @SW:

            I tend to think that big corporate farms and CAFOs, along with their destructive and poisonous agricultural methods, exist large because of agricultural subsidies–and of course government programs to grow corn for ethanol.

            I don’t have the data to prove it, but I think that without ag subsidies such companies would go bankrupt. Unfortunately, most independent farmers support ag subsidies because the get a little something in the way of subsidies themselves.

            I often imagine what the landscape in my county would look like without large-scale government-subsidized corporate farming. Instead of vast acreages of corn and soybeans, we’d see small family farms and many 5-20-acre mini-farms. We’d see vegetable gardens, high tunnels, orchards, berries, nut trees, bee hives, meat and dairy goats, chickens, maybe a couple of cattle and 3-4 hogs, wood lots for firewood–pretty much all of the above on most farms or farmettes. Some would specialize in producing quality hay, some in honey production, egg production, milk production, artisan cheese-making, or charcuterie.

            I think the main reason we don’t see this is because of government subsidies and other government intrusions in agriculture.

          • SW October 18, 2021 at 11:04 pm #

            @ anthea.

            I agree that would be a much better world for everyone & maybe a degree of natural health could be restored. Why is it that when the government (probably with good intentions) gets involved the vultures show up & the destruction begins?

            The small scale marijuana growers are being put out of business in California & corporate growers are taking over. Even marijuana !

          • Anthea October 20, 2021 at 9:23 pm #

            @ SW:

            My neighbor down the block is a licensed grower of marijuana. We had a long talk yesterday about his growing methods and the chemistry and methods for producing a wide variety of products. (I know a little about this stuff, because I was interested in manufacturing CBD bath bombs to sell a couple of years ago and studied up on making CBD oil and calculating the strength of the end product.)

            I asked him if he could sell the products he is making–which is an astonishing lot of them for a guy operating out of his spare bedroom. He said, “Not legally.” His license only allows him to make products for medicinal use for him and his wife, both of whom have pain issues and a bunch of other medical problems.

            He told me that, in order to get a license that would allow him to sell his products, he would have to put up something like a million-dollar bond. (I forget the actual figure, but it was staggering.)

            So here’s a guy who is highly skilled, who could make a pretty decent living working out of his garage, who is prohibited by law from selling.

            He explained that the only legal option that would allow him to sell his products is to become a “caregiver” for a few individuals. If he could expand his operation by converting his garage to growing space, he could probably serve as “caregiver” for about four people. That’s the only option for the proverbial “little guy.”

            Just another example of the way the government boot-on-the-neck stifles and exterminates small businesses.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 18, 2021 at 11:24 am #

          For all his mistakes, one of the cornerstones of the Trump administration was doing something about our dependency on, and vulnerability to, a communist country.

          Also the devastating effects of the situation on working class America.

          That’s why President Trump has over 75 million supporters, no matter what he does, and why the Democrats and most of the Republicans hate him.

          How long have some of these people been in office, and done NOTHING that earns them a fraction of the love we supporters have for our man?

          It’s just plain jealousy, when it isn’t outright corruption.

          • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

            Also, fear. The Deep State fears the 75 million people.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 18, 2021 at 12:11 pm #

            That they do.

          • messianicdruid October 18, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

            Don’t confuse jealousy with envy. Jealousy watches and fumes, envy attacks.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 18, 2021 at 12:55 pm #

            Oh, he has his attackers, but I’m referring to those who would rather not see the USA torn down, but if it means getting behind Trump, they can’t bring themselves to do it.

            They are jealous that he wandered into their territory and became more popular than they could ever dream of.

      • Pete October 18, 2021 at 11:20 am #

        The return on investment for the American people would have been great!

        The grift, not so much. It’s telling which one they went for!

        • daytrip October 18, 2021 at 11:21 am #

          Can we retroactively tax the recipients of the largess? Lol

        • SW October 18, 2021 at 12:05 pm #

          Plenty of this money went to big companies like Halliburton who hired “independent contractors.” A friends’ son was a cable guy who worked in Afghanistan for 2 years and made $500k and got to free airline 2x/year to fly anywhere in the world he wanted to for vacation. And it was tax free.

    • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 10:38 am #

      Bill: Sorry, but your rights and your existence have no “standing”. Please leave Scotus to get on with its real job of deciding which of the 95 genders can use which restroom in Spokane.

      • Bill of Rights October 18, 2021 at 11:03 am #

        Hi Hereward the Woke: I think you are referring to the supreme court not hearing an important case recently due to “standing”. Which case was that?

        • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 1:43 pm #

          Two men stood: Alito and Thomas. The rest are simply shit.

    • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 10:45 am #

      You are right by saying the SC is the only institution that will block what is going on, a legacy from Trump.

      The problem is that the total control of everything politic by the Deep State has allowed the Left to control everything, everything. I see no progress, actually retreat by all things from traditional America. The SC is rapidly becoming a target, either stuff it or just ignore it.

      The gimmes are winning. The scary part is if they ultimately win, we all lose horribly.

    • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 10:48 am #

      I’m sorry, but the SCOTUS is made up of WEF puppetry. There will be no recourse for Americans except some sort of general strike or a war, which is what they are pushing for.

      • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 10:55 am #

        Like I said, Mary, totally ignored.

    • Not_GeorgeT October 18, 2021 at 11:04 am #

      “When is the Supreme Court going to stop this dictatorship?”

      If you hold your breath waiting you’ll likely turn blue. Thus, don’t hold your breath.

      • SW October 18, 2021 at 11:42 am #

        Even if the Supreme Court rules vaccine mandates are unconstitutional, that doesn’t mean they’ll stop. Sometimes it’s taken years for rulings to be put in place and the rest of the government has to co-operate. They won’t.

    • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

      As soon as a major class-action lawsuit makes it’s way to them after all the appeals fail?

  23. E. H. Hail October 18, 2021 at 10:39 am #

    Mr. Kunstler wrote:

    “Looks like more than ten thousand deaths in the USA directly attributable to the vaxxes under the VAERS registry, and millions of injuries around the world.”

    A UK newspaper has published a purported study this week claiming 16,000 WuhanCorona-Vaccine-linked deaths in the USA (strictly speaking, “the product marketed as a vaccine”). Up through end of September 2021. And 1,700 in the UK for the same period.

    Here it is:

    https://hailtoyou.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/uk-newspaper-ad-on-covid-v-risks-the-forester-october-13-2021.jpeg

    (Full-page spread in “The Forester” (Gloucestershire), Oct 13, 2021.)

    The US per capita death rate is higher than the UK’s, implying up to **a 1-in-10,000 chance of death caused by the vaccine** so far. That’s not very high, and the Vaccine Pushers will of course say it’s less than the chance of death by the horrifying Wuhan Apocalypse Virus.

    But the deaths here potentially have a long “tail.” And in life-years-lost terms the vaccine-linked deaths do punch above their weight vs. the purported covid-flu-deaths.

    These numbers also let us calculate the probable age-and-condition thresholds at which the vaccine is more dangerous to you than the virus. Some of us have been proposing that this threshold obviously exists, but we just didn’t have the data to get it pinned down, but it’s probably fairly high in age.

    I’ll leave the calculation to others.

    The vaccine:virus relative risk thresholds could be (making these up for demonstration’s sake): a healthy eighty-year-old, a moderately healthy sixty-five-year-old, and a very unhealthy or morbidly obese etc fifty-year-old—the vaccine:virus threshold-line could run through all these three types. It’s both age- and condition-related.

    • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 10:54 am #

      Absolutely correct.

      BTW, the multiple myeloma diagnosis that Powell had may have nixed any response to the vaxx, which he had received.

      • Paula D October 18, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

        Or the vax could have exacerbated the cancer.
        According to honest doctors, the cancer rate is skyrocketing and the cancers are very aggressive.
        The shot stops the immune system from stopping the cancer cells from replicating.

      • pranah October 18, 2021 at 1:04 pm #

        I don’t know. Do we honestly believe Powell got the real shit, or (being relatively elite) did he get placebo/saline/nothing? I would’ve thought the latter.

        • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 1:47 pm #

          The average age of death from Covid is higher than the average age of death. Thus Covid is nothing and more than nothing because nothing has great utility. A brick is a brick because of its fullness. A cup a cup because of its emptiness. If they tell you a brick is a cup, watch out. Next they will try and build wall with cups.

    • Bilejones October 18, 2021 at 2:48 pm #

      The use of the word “tail” is misleading. Giver the evidence so far the vaccines effects seem to be cumulative so we are probably still on the lead in to peak mortality. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we don’t start to see a tail for five years plus.

      • E. H. Hail October 18, 2021 at 10:00 pm #

        The direct vaccine deaths may be a relatively small *relative* sum in the end, compared to the “long tail” of Panic-, Lockdown-, economic-damage-related-, and social-disruption-related early deaths, of which we’ve already seen numbers which — in life-years lost terms — likely swamp the “Covid” deaths.

        It can be hard to prove with certainty in many cases. But some are easy to see:

        The spike in drug-overdose deaths as a result of a crazy Flu Panic is one that is obviously correlated.

        Tens of thousands more drug deaths, the median with perhaps up to 10x more life-years lost than the typical Covid-positive death tossed in the pile to create their Big Scary Numbers… There are many more such things.

        Unseen costs to indulging in a crazy and hysterical flu-virus panic, and then brutally digging in on it.

        See also:

        ““All Life-Years Matter” — On the Corona-Panic’s social and economic costs vs. Covid-deaths; an Appeal to the Pro-Panic side”

        https://hailtoyou.wordpress.com/2021/02/26/all-life-years-matter-on-the-corona-panics-social-and-economic-costs-vs-covid-deaths-in-life-years-lost-terms/

  24. E. H. Hail October 18, 2021 at 10:40 am #

    Mr. Kunstler wrote: “….the replacement parts for all the engines and machines that American normality depends on….”

    Someone on Twitter (describing herself as a “finance executive, professional economist and party guest to the stars”) replied to that with these words:

    “[D]isintegration is the goal. Destroying the American middle class as an entity capable of resisting anything at all is the goal; it has been since the end of World War 2 when the eye of international finance swiveled onto the only other challenger to its power.”

    https://twitter.com/792×33/status/1450103267938250753

    • messianicdruid October 18, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

      When they start with “But as we all know…” I get contrary. I don’t like contrary.

    • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

      The Allies fought on the side of the Global Death Merchants. The Axis Powers fought against them.

      We were on the wrong side.

  25. MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 10:44 am #

    Excellent article today, James! Thank you.

    “Let us count the ways that America is committing suicide by Democratic Party policy. ”

    Yes, let us count the ways – there seems to be an endless list, above and beyond what you’ve put forth here.

    Whose lives are not being harmed in some way by the Jo Jo Magoo madministration?

    I have to say I am glad I stocked up on like a year’s worth of food, but if my heating goes out I’m as screwed as the next guy.

    Maybe I’ll invest in a cord of wood.

    Happy Holidaze….

    • daytrip October 18, 2021 at 10:50 am #

      Get a big -40 degree sleeping bag, and some longjohns.

      • Bilejones October 18, 2021 at 2:50 pm #

        Rumor has it that you might need three dogs some nights.

      • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 3:05 pm #

        Great idea.

    • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 10:50 am #

      Total control, Mary, in all ways, from all directions.

      This country is gone, totally insane. Stark raving mad!

      • O.G. Hawkins October 18, 2021 at 11:21 am #

        Are you starting to doubt the sincerity of those demanding that we take their multiple jabs while they remain exempt, JAZ?

        • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

          I have never believed in involuntary jabbing. It is individual choice.

          Risk assessment is up to the individual.

          A good example is the 21 year old previously mentioned. The data has been available for months that two things could affect him. One, clotting, in some individuals, inflammation caused by the vaxx irritated endothelial vessel tissue and triggers the clotting cascade. Two, cardiac myelitis in young men is another small population problem. To me, both of these should stop young men from taking the jab. But it is still up to the individual. I see high school boys dropping dead from cardiac problems in sports every fall, shall we stop football? Individual choice.

          • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 6:45 pm #

            You missed his point, automatically going into “rights” talk (which I agree with of course).

            He was asking why so many of the Elite don’t believe in what they push.

        • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 1:22 pm #

          I wonder what life would be like had Trump won last year and the two Georgia Senate seats had stayed red?

          Now THAT is a fun thought experiment!

          The Dems would have started impeachment because the jabs were killing too many!

    • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 2:58 pm #

      Mary: Search “How to make your own wood burning stove” on the net. Even a egghead like me can make one and they work well for cooking and heating.

      • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 3:07 pm #

        I rent currently – is this an outdoor wood burning stove or indoor? Sounds awesome. Thanks.

    • draupnir October 18, 2021 at 6:37 pm #

      I bought a cheap ($150) rocket stove for the balcony. It runs on a couple of dry sticks. I can warm food, melt and boil snow for hot drinks and hot water bottles, and heat up my cast iron cookware to use as emergency heaters in the one small room in the apartment we will be camping in. You can build those things yourself using fire bricks or cinderblock for practically nothing.

  26. anmariwakaranai October 18, 2021 at 10:54 am #

    How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
    I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
    My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
    For the ends of being and ideal grace.
    I love thee to the level of every day’s
    Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
    I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
    I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
    I love thee with the passion put to use
    In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
    I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
    With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
    Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
    I shall but love thee better after death.
    E Barrett Browning

    And hope Jim, don’t forget hope.

    • O.G. Hawkins October 18, 2021 at 11:13 am #

      Some People

      Some people have a meanness
      Some people kick ya when you’re down
      Some people shiv ya
      Some people, when you least expect it
      Some people suffer such envy
      Some people are full of themselves
      Some people laugh and ridicule
      Some people jolt & jeer
      Some people intentionally cause damage
      Some people can’t shut up
      Some people grab all they can
      Some people fill their pockets
      Some people ruin things for others
      Some people have such Pride
      Some people pretend to care
      Some people never reproduced
      Some people withered and dried up
      Some people lose

    • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

      Lovely.

  27. Zhao October 18, 2021 at 11:02 am #

    Years ago, before I found out that water with a bit of dish soap suffocates them quickly, I used to spray hornet nests with commercial wasp-adjusted nerve toxin, like “Raid”.

    The spray took effect very quickly and it provoked the hornets to fly around fast and mad as, I suppose, they were in much pain. Sometimes would also try and attack me in their final death throes, but generally they curled up and died before they could afflict effective stings.

    Why the push for total experimental “vaccinations”? My dark mind goes to the hornets. If they all start dying at once, sure, they get mad and can possibly afflict some retribution, but generally they were too self interested in their death story to do much damage and very quickly they are all dead and they no longer occupied “my” territory.

    The thing is: I had to make sure to hit them all with the spray. It was the unaffected or under dosed that could really be dangerous.

    Healthy, tribally-gathered hornets can really mete out some serious pain.

    • Pete October 18, 2021 at 11:30 am #

      From the beginning, I considered their urgency to get us all vaccinated to be OUTSIZED and suspicious. I began my Covid insurgency as a result and am happy with my decision to remain unvaxxed. Since, I’ve ostensibly, had Covid. I actually had whatever the PCR test said my roomate had, and it said Covid… so

      There are a few OUTSIZED efforts on the part of the totalitarians. The effort to thwart Trump was outsized and suspicious as well. George Floyd was OUTSIZED and suspicious. Antifa was OUTSIZED and suspicious.

      Hornets always go back to the hive. A well placed shop-vac hose, can suck them into a vat of soapy water as they come and go. One at a time. Remember that.

    • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

      Thus you break the tribe. That’s what mass 3rd World immigration was for and mass anti-White education and propaganda. And put minorities ahead of Whites too of course – by Federal decrees.

    • SpeedyBB October 19, 2021 at 9:14 am #

      Send the hornets to Tuktoyaktuk: a spray device with liquid nitrogen. Can’t see any downside and it’s certainly not poison.

      Of course somebody really stupid or a butterfingers could get serious pain off spilt nitrogen but as long as you handle it cautiously it’s for the bees.

  28. mitchellc October 18, 2021 at 11:06 am #

    The thinkers are certainly aware of the – ahem – downside risk. Consider all of the various scenarios that were modeled, including the decision to go with covid vs other alternatives.

    But, as wellington said, perhaps they expect they will prevail, even if it becomes “a damn close run thing”.

  29. E. H. Hail October 18, 2021 at 11:08 am #

    quote from Kunstler blog entry:

    “Let us count the ways that America is committing suicide by Democratic Party policy”

    “Joe Biden…will be gone, and the Democratic Party horse he rode in on with him. And when that time comes, we will be ready to start stitching things back together again in this land, perhaps a bit differently than the way we’d gotten used to”

    ______________

    There is something resembling a one-party state in the USA now, by which I mean that whatever happens, it somehow feels they just have a lock on power — a lot like it felt to Soviet-bloc people.

    It’s worth looking at domestic quasi-opposition who might actually challenge them from within. Is there any non-demagogic figure close to the equal of RON DeSANTIS right now?

    I recently published an in-depth research piece on DeSantis’ personal origins and family (ancestry), an attempt to learn more about who he is, how he thinks, how he got where he is and did not meld into the Elite Blob. It’s available here:

    “The ancestry of Ron DeSantis: son of Florida, grandson of industrial Ohio, great-grandson of Italy” (Oct. 2021)

    https://hailtoyou.wordpress.com/2021/10/12/the-ancestry-of-ron-desantis-son-of-florida-grandson-of-industrial-ohio-great-grandson-of-italy/

    • Not_GeorgeT October 18, 2021 at 11:57 am #

      Well-written, a nice piece of research with good organization and flow.

      I learned a lot, thank you.

  30. Nigel Tufnel October 18, 2021 at 11:20 am #

    Spot on essay, Mr. K. Thank you. In addition to exposing us to the Truth, you do it with such dystopian humor !

    Have any of you stumbled across this? – it’s low brow humor, primitive cut and paste animation, and it is hilarious! They’ve so far managed to stay under the radar on yootoob by using codewords and such. Take a look – they always brighten my day:

    The United Spot
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA8GKGzvq5I

    Breathe, laugh, resist!!!

  31. TravisB October 18, 2021 at 11:21 am #

    I know this blog, and in fact Jim Kunstler himself, if focused on primarily the negatives. Don’t get me wrong. It is important to keep an eye on it to be able to discern what’s happening. I have a handful of Jim’s books, and have read this blog since post #1
    However it is not only nonproductive to focus primarily on the negative in our personal lives, but detrimental to our mental and physical health.
    Things look gloomy right now for sure…or things look ripe for positive change and opportunities to do more and better things in our lives and communities.
    Now is not a time to hunker in and build up our defense. It is a time to get out and start building the world we want.
    Just as an example, and in way to show I practice what I preach, I am professionally trained and have a inclination toward horticulture. So I have started a home based tree and plant nursery with a focus on fruit and nut trees. Something I’ve been thinking about for a long time. Now I’m using the changing situation to make changes.This not only gives me fulfillment as meaningful work, but alleviates much anxiety about future food insecurities.
    Point is; at a certain point focusing on the negative and wringing our hands and gnashing our teeth ?can only make us cynical and more part of a problem than any solution. What are you good at? What do you enjoy? How can you help others in your immediate vicinity? If you’ve never done volunteer work, I can tell you that few things give as much warmth and peace to the soul.

    “In a world that’s so bad; it’s not hard to be good” -Built to Spill

    • Walter B October 18, 2021 at 11:38 am #

      Its the negative that’ll kill ya Travis. A good point though and speaking of what can be done right now that is productive is well detailed by Dr. David Martin in the interview here:

      https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/david-martin-patents-recombinant-coronavirus/?utm_source=salsa&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=ea1eed7e-df55-4651-b376-06023fddfc88

      If you don’t want to listen to the entire interview, which is amazing as all of Dr. Martin’s work always is, skip to the last few minute where he answers the question of what we should be engaging in now. It is great advice that most CFN Bloggers would love to hear.

    • gustafson.robert.22 October 18, 2021 at 11:39 am #

      nice, congrats on the fruit trees. do any chinese chestnuts? i think, as an end goal, we can do both…live positively and happily while simultaneously keeping a full eye on the full ball. and in the end, i think both aspects are necessary to each other, actually feed off each other, a bit paradoxically. cheers

    • Nigel Tufnel October 18, 2021 at 11:44 am #

      If that’s your opinion, then why are you here?

      My take is that to solve a problem, we must first understand and define it. Considering the total lack of transparency regarding big gov, big pharma, big biz, along with the imprisonment of our brave publishers of truth like Julian Assange, James performs an essential service here in educating and inspiring us to action in our own lives and in our own ways.

      • Walter B October 18, 2021 at 1:34 pm #

        However step two must be to take positive and sometimes dramatic action to solve the problem or to aviod the bad consequence, although we humans are not very good at prevention IMHO. My frustration is that I see no one anywhere working to counteract the assaults, although the lawsuits and protests do appear to be commencing. Not that either of those reactions ever accomplishes anything.

    • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 3:03 pm #

      Thanks, Travis, for a bit of uplift. It can be very depressing watching evil (apparently) winning.

    • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 3:14 pm #

      That’s good advice, but why do you think any of us aren’t already doing that?

  32. BackRowHeckler October 18, 2021 at 11:21 am #

    Two months Maternity Leave, HolyShit! Pete Buttpounder has only been on the job not even 10 months, and already he took 2 months off? At this critical time?

    When my kid was born I took a few days off. After that my wife, mother in law and sister in law told me to get my ass back to work as I was just a clod getting in the way and f#kki g things up LoL!

    • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 1:56 pm #

      Both Pete and Chasten were sitting up in the hospital type bed, each holding an infant, as if they had BOTH given birth to one of them, the one they were holding I suppose. Who is the Father?

    • malthuss October 18, 2021 at 7:36 pm #

      I read its illegal. He did not have enough time on the job to get the leave.

  33. neurodoc October 18, 2021 at 11:30 am #

    JHK: ‘Looks like more than ten thousand deaths in the USA directly attributable to the vaxxes under the VAERS registry.’

    Here’s a copy of the actual VAERS form that Physicians must fill out to file an adverse event.

    file:///C:/Users/Admin/AppData/Local/Temp/VAERSForm_Sep2021.pdf

    No one in their right mind would think that most ER docs seeing hundreds of patients per day or ICU docs who are pressured to the point of collapse, daily, is going to fill this thing out. Too much going on; too many emergencies all around you; no time for bullshit. All evidence points to only one out of 10 to 15 events ever getting reported. 10K represents only a small fraction of the ‘vax’ deaths.

    FYI

    • neurodoc October 18, 2021 at 11:38 am #

      And, by the way, it’s not PCPs or outpatient specialists filling out the form. Its the attending hospital physician taking care of the patient who dies, that fills out the form. The busiest people in medicine. Do the math.

    • debt October 18, 2021 at 11:38 am #

      Zev Zelenko says the number is easily 250,000 deaths.

    • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 1:53 pm #

      Interesting analysis of this by Steve Kirsch:

      https://rumble.com/vnqldq-tfnt11-the-fdas-big-mistake.html

    • Soul Forensics October 18, 2021 at 2:34 pm #

      Also, many doctors don’t even know that VAERS reporting exists.

    • Bilejones October 18, 2021 at 7:58 pm #

      A couple of surveys in the past have indicated only about 1 in 200 adverse reactions make it into VAERS.
      I’ve also seen a few reports that the system is currently (i,e, past 18 months) very buggy and prone to kicking people out after 3 or 4 minutes.
      Quell Surprise!

  34. 100th Avatar October 18, 2021 at 11:31 am #

    Think I’ll have a slice of yellow cake today to commemorate Col’lyin’ Powell’s trip to the deep state in the sky

    • Nigel Tufnel October 18, 2021 at 12:10 pm #

      With some Condoleesa Rice special recipe yellow cake frosting on top!

  35. elysianfield October 18, 2021 at 11:58 am #

    Mr. Kunstler,

    In viewing the major issues we face…we disagree on a major point. You, I believe, suggest that the powers that be…the shot callers within and without the US government are foolish, ignorant, perhaps stupid. I believe otherwise.
    The obvious outrages that occur daily have a purpose. The destruction of our Culture and lifestyle intentional. To what purpose, I can only speculate. My current thoughts, however, are leaning to a very sinister scenario.

    Push the population to rebellion, and then use the full force of the US Government to quell such. Martial law. Curfew. Suspension of the Constitution for the good of the population, mandatory gun control. The shot callers need a damned good reason…Jan 6…just a dress rehearsal. Consider that a person with a full belly and a bit of comfort is usually not prone to riot…and this winter may change that status for many.

    The law does allow, under Presidential order, suspension of the Posse Comitatus statutes.

    • E. H. Hail October 18, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

      elysianfield wrote:
      ___________

      “The destruction of our Culture and lifestyle intentional. To what purpose, I can only speculate. My current thoughts, however, are leaning to a very sinister scenario.”
      ___________

      I don’t think it’s so hard to understand US politics. All politics is coalitional. The one coalition is Core America, itself a set of subcomponents. The other is what the journalist Steve Sailer has called “The coalition of the fringes,” an even more fractured, weakly rooted, and wide ranging set of subcomponents.

      There is a lot of nuance here and historical strands to pull on if one wants, but the point is: The coalition of the fringes is fundamentally highly insecure, rather internally unstable, and by its very nature inherently negative (wanting to tear down). Its animating and driving impulse is that it wants to defeat the Core America (or Historical America) coalition, and it has entirely wrapped up its identity and weaved an entire historical dialectic for itself around making the opposing coalition and its loyalists into something Evil.

      This, I believe, explains why Corona Pro-Panic vs. Corona Anti-Panic positions eventually largely dug into the pre-set Blue vs. Red political mold (this did not occur elsewhere so much). It explains why the Corona-Panic itself lasted this long, because dominant “coalition of the fringes” believed they could be used as a weapon against their domestic enemies. This an insight so obvious now it need hardly be stated. Everyone knows it. Everyone can see it. Almost all virus rhetoric has long been tinged with Blue-vs-Red politics.

      The current problems come in part the dilemma within the dominant coalition being a “coalition of the fringes” in the first place, whose purpose is to crush and dispossess the Core America coalition. They are not foolish nor ignorant, but they have ideological commitments they cannot get out of. They’re stuck in negative mode. I think Covid Mania kind of demonstrates this too.

      The whole thing long served them well. But in the 2010s somewhere
      it reached obvious “diminishing returns,” politically, and is probably now well within the zone of “negative returns.”

      But how can they stop? Individuals can defect, but the coalition goes on, powered by noxious fumes of groupthink. It’s like a superorganism. Put another way, they’re not necessarily (on the main) stupid or ignorant, but they ARE trapped.

      • Paula D October 18, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

        I agree that this has been turned, in the US, into a Blue/Red thing, but I disagree that it is coming from the grassroots.
        This is orchestrated from the top, and fed by 24/7 propaganda aimed at those already primed by TDS (which also came from the top).
        Individuals have defected, including our host. Looking at the Crazy they said “No”.
        But the propaganda keeps coming, in multiple versions, spread on every possible channel, from TV to the cellphones most everyone spends their time perusing (especially the young).
        I actually had one of them tell me, when he proclaimed his Blueness by pushing for the vax, and I pointed out that it was developed under Trump “But that was Trump’s FDA, this is Biden’s FDA”.
        So the FDA changes when the president does? What about the $cience? Does that also change?
        He had no answers for those questions.

      • BackRowHeckler October 18, 2021 at 3:08 pm #

        That explains the 1619 project, as an effort to push blacks to the center of American life. A small example of this is a website in the small Ct town I grew up in published HS class photos from 1920-2020, a century of class photos. The fact there were no blacks was positive proof for many of the ‘Systemic Racism’ that exists in the USA. Why were there no black graduates in your rural Connecticut town? So the comment section was filled up with posters declaring how unracist they were, and how much they loved the other.

        Marlin, xHe, XxHim

        • elysianfield October 19, 2021 at 11:10 am #

          BRH,

          Newsmax (a site you can trust) is today reporting that immigrants… illegals… are being flown to the New York area and then bussed to various venues in an attempt to assimilate them into our…culture.

          The article even mentioned a locale in Connecticut where the swells live.

          I suggest that you do not worry, however, as the immigrants in question are but an admixture of children, and military age males, and possibly do not carry any diseases.*

          That this influx was done in secret shows that our government really REALLY wants to surprise you, for Christmas, possibly.

          *Well, who the hell knows?

          https://www.newsmax.com/politics/biden-administration-migrants-new-york-relocate/2021/10/19/id/1041075/

      • elysianfield October 19, 2021 at 11:00 am #

        Mr. Hail…(Hail, Yes!)

        Thank you for the considered reply.

        However, several trends and conditions do not seem to fit that paradigm;

        Defund the police
        Refuse to prosecute ferals and theives, and ceding areas of a city to what amounts to warlords.
        Open Borders.

        The above three are obviously destructive by any means, and groupthink is a poor argument, in my opinion.

    • thirdcoastlegend October 18, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

      The point of the food shortages and the new variant they will cook up is to roll out an executive order mandating a jab pass to buy food at the grocery stores.

      The reaction to that order will give them the excuse they need to declare martial law that leads to mass gun grabs and roadside jab pass checkpoints.

      People caught traveling without a jab pass will get a free one-way trip to a FEMA camp.

      • UN OUT OF USA October 18, 2021 at 3:04 pm #

        And thus CW2 will begin.

  36. O.G. Hawkins October 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm #

    I find it naive that CFNers with a year’s food supply are “thinking” that they are propane away from riding this out like a Montreal ice storm.

    [Hint: Don’t burn your propane BBQ in-doors as a heat source as you will asphixate to death.]

    TPTB have plans for preppers worthy of a documentary let alone someone with rice, beans & whey powder.

    All must be jabbed. There can be no control group outside of the exempt.

    —–

    “You have 5 minutes to pack 1 suit-case. Hustle it up! …

    Whooooah! Thanks for the grub! Steve-O! We’re rich!”

    • Nigel Tufnel October 18, 2021 at 12:16 pm #

      Agree.
      I first started reading Art Speigelman’s “Maus” when it was serialized in underground comics decades ago. I finally finished a few days ago – “The Complete Maus”. It’s the only graphic “novel” (although a true story) ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. Not only a window into the past, but perhaps also into the future. Highly recommend.

    • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 12:18 pm #

      Yup! The Long Emergency is permanent, people will die. Regardless of political party, or location. The whole world!

  37. mitchellc October 18, 2021 at 12:12 pm #

    What is the root of Jim’s and the group’s ire? That the future with scarcity as the dictating basis should have been met with some type of informed general consensus?

    What about the treatment of Ehrlich, or the repudiation of Carter? These attempts at educating the public about future constraints occurred 40-50 years ago!

    I believe the lessons learned with Reagan and Trump proved that people simply cannot change. The promise of steady, unchanging supply and consumption is simply too great.

    This forced the hand of thinkers causing them to take the most noxious approach of all. Sure, there may be some psychopaths, but in general it probably causes the rank and file to craft deep rationalizations.

    Let’s say Jim’s prognosis proves correct? Then what? The end outcome is still ordained: less population, less supply, less consumption. Everyone’s living standard reverts by 100 years, and that’s just for starters.

    I truly believe the end goal is to prevent nukes from being used in a mad attempt at controlling key resources. There’s your population reduction plan.

    • gustafson.robert.22 October 18, 2021 at 12:31 pm #

      okay, yes but… “repudiation of carter”. Carter represented nothing. He was proto-“milquetoast-left”, for whom no problem is understood deeply enough and no proposed solution is shallow enough.

      Ehrlich represents that period in the sixties when so many wild voices competed, no popular coherence could be reached. The seventies and eighties should have been the times when that maelstrom of 60’s ideas was digested and developed, but everyone was too strung-out and hung-over to bother.

      So, i think its innaccurate to say that presenting the whole overpopulation and energy-crunch case to the public clearly, forcefully and in-full has been tried. It’s overly cynical and a bit shallow, in my opinion, to say that it has been tried, or even that it would be pointless and unproductive absolutely, and… therefore some elite great-reset program is 100% justified and really the only option the public has left the elites…as you seem to be saying.

      i say, let the true case be presented to the society at large… let the cards fall as they may afterwards.

      i’m not even sure enough of the elites are on the correct page regarding energy and overpopulation for them to qualify to educate anybody. A truer picture might be: everyone’s in the dark, from top to bottom.

      cheers mitchellc

      • gustafson.robert.22 October 18, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

        “milquetoast left…for whom no problem is understood deeply enough and no proposed solution is shallow enough.”

        didnt really say that exactly right… should be more like:

        “milquetoast left… who understand no problem deeply enough, and who never met a shallow solution they didnt love”

        • messianicdruid October 18, 2021 at 1:15 pm #

          Yes that is better. Few have considered the Big Picture – even those at the top.

      • Soul Forensics October 18, 2021 at 2:47 pm #

        “i’m not even sure enough of the elites are on the correct page regarding energy and overpopulation for them to qualify to educate anybody.” — gustafson.robert

        Dick Cheney knew about the then-imminent Peak Oil predicament in 2002, as recorded in conversation.

        And the various globalist entities know it, too — if not then, certainly now.

        Economics = energy.

        • gustafson.robert.22 October 18, 2021 at 3:10 pm #

          sf: yes, but i think the majority still vastly overestimate how successful a “tech our way out of this” strategy can be. i’m sure cheny believed capitalist markets would basically solve the peak oil problem (“with a little carnage along the way, a little of the typical collateral damage, but markets will solve these things in the end”)

          • Soul Forensics October 18, 2021 at 4:28 pm #

            I don’t think Cheney thought any such thing. Ka-ching! for him with Halliburton, and on to the specific countries with oil he/they could steal, along with invasion of countries who wanted off the U.S. dollar peg.

            Cheney was under no illusions that there was a credible source of alt energy to take the place of oil. The neo-cons mission was to grab what they could, and let the next generation worry about oil transition.

            Since then, each administration has been just as reactive, though with an added touch of desperation. Ghaddafi gonged, the Syrian interference, the shale oil speculation.

            Like quantitative ‘easing’, it’s all just a game of kicking the can down the road. They’ve known for a long time that there’s no alt energy to transition to.

          • gustafson.robert.22 October 18, 2021 at 4:38 pm #

            maybe so.

            that makes the bush neocons the realest villians, if they knew and understood, and did nothing to communicate these economic facts as a message to the public…laying the perfect groundwork for all the booshit that’s followed.

          • gustafson.robert.22 October 18, 2021 at 4:41 pm #

            that would also, i believe, mean the bush neocons may have been more on-the-ball conceptually than many elites today, who, i believe, are duped by “energy alternatives” and the “promise of science” in varying degrees almost across the board

          • Paula D October 19, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

            I agree with Soul Forsenics. Cheney knew about peak oil and he had no illusions that the ”markets” can produce a vital necessity out of thin air.
            As soon as he got to the White House he set up an Energy Commission, and we know that part of it was mapping out all of the known oil-containing places on the planet.
            We don’t know much more than that, because when citizens sued to find out, by releasing the information, Cheney took Scalia duck hunting and they had a little talk and the Supreme Court ruled against making public policy plans available to the public. I guess we had no standing. Especially the ones that came home in body bags.
            Scalia wasn’t big on recusing himself when he had a blatant conflict of interest. Case in point, the 2000 decision to put Bush in the White House.

    • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 12:32 pm #

      A good assessment. The human junk piles that the US and Europe are turning into will turn into the battlefields of the resource wars of the future.

      Hmmm

      Do we need global warming to open up the northern latitudes of say Siberia or Canada to production? Over the pole navigation could save lots of transportation costs. The Northwest passage is already open part of the year. The search for this passage was the reason North America was explored in the first place. Will we need resources from these areas? Russia is already getting well ahead of us in the exploration for oil in the Arctic.

      These really dumb tree huggers that want to limit oil are threatening them selves with extinction by their GND attitudes. The renewable energy alternatives are really starting to fail, MISERABLY, all around the world as their limitations are starting to hurt large groups of people.

      Nuclear war? Hopefully not. Biological WMD? Are we witnessing that right now?

      • toktomi October 18, 2021 at 1:32 pm #

        @John

        “resource wars of the future”

        That’s an interesting concept.

        I cannot begin to imagine that there will be many resources in relative short supply such as to cause the remaining ruling elite to go to war.

        I wonder what it is about this momentary energy bonanza that causes people to believe that it will go on forever.

        ~toktomi~

      • abbybwood October 18, 2021 at 2:09 pm #

        Now their plan is to line both US coastlines with wind turbines.

        Seriously.

    • tully October 18, 2021 at 12:45 pm #

      I have often wondered where we would be if we had stayed the course started in 1970s toward energy efficiency and reducing resource demand. John Michael Greer wrote about this on his old Archdruid Report blog. His book “Green Wizardry” is built in large part on what he learned back in the day reducing his resource usage.

      But that path was abandoned by the US as a whole, and here we are. And while some have been willing to live Greer’s advice of “collapse now and avoid the rush”, most have not. Now we are moving into an era of forced collapse that will be difficult and painful. Could have been largely avoided, but too late for that now.

      • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 12:56 pm #

        “Could have been largely avoided”

        How? Are the things controlling energy production different now f
        As opposed to the 70s? The only thing that has happened to affect things is fracking, which is being squeezed right now for fiscal lack of integrity.

        TLE was in response to currents in energy production that started mid 20 th century.

      • toktomi October 18, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

        @tully

        the 70’s were waaaaay too late in the voyage to patch the gaping hole in hull.

        The last opportunity for any kind of industrial society was the Great Depression era. Had they ground it down to a much lower base line instead of launching an economy-stimulating world war, things might have been different.

        …just a story; I could be wrong.

        ~toktomi~

      • Paula D October 18, 2021 at 2:18 pm #

        Americans did respond in the 70s, some eagerly and some unwillingly. The adults in charge back then were Depression babies grown up and didn’t think that either conservation or thriftiness were the existential crisis that the adults of today seem to. The young adults took the Population Bomb to heart and cut the birth rate in this country dramatically.
        It was a ruling class to decision to abandon conservation and a ruling class decision to open the borders to make up for the reduced birth rate. If this country had been left to the American-born there would be less than 200 million now, most likely, a much more desirable number, especially if you live in the over-crowded big cities.
        It was a ruling class decision to change the Farm Bill’s focus from protecting small farmers to “Get big or get out”, (which led not only to a massive loss of farmland to Big Ag but also the obesity we see today).
        It was a ruling class decision to stop building for use and start building for speculation. We didn’t have homelessness or McMansions before the 80s.
        None of this was our choice, imo, we just adapted. And they expect us to adapt to the New Normal and I have no doubt that the survivors will adapt.
        The control system they are installing will make sure of that.

        • tully October 18, 2021 at 5:20 pm #

          Ah yes, Earl Butz. The man leading the “get big or get out” charge; think I disliked him more than Nixon and that was no small accomplishment.

          So many small farmers bankrupted. Farms that created what once were far more local and regional food networks, sucked up by Big Ag to grow more wheat, corn and soy, and make the endless increasing array of crappy food in the supermarket.

          We may see shortages of meats and produce, but the junk food still keeps showing up on the local store shelves. Even the Frito Lay plant strikes a few weeks back did not result in empty Dorito shelves. 🙁

          While some did continue to conserve resources and do more with less, in 1980 Americans elected Ronald Reagan by a large margin. That indicated the majority wanted to leave the 1970s in the rear view mirror, and return to cheap gas, endless Happy Motoring, and more suburbs. What farmland didn’t get bought by Big Ag got turned into housing subdivisions and more damn strip malls with nary a walkable neighborhood in sight.

          • Paula D October 19, 2021 at 12:19 pm #

            Did Americans know that is what they were electing?
            Or were they psy opsed by the media into obsessing about the Iran hostages (Good evening, this is day 200 of the Hostage Crisis) and tired of the inflation?
            Did anyone vote for waste, recession and homelessness? Did anyone know that they would be stepping over bodies on the street and they would gain 200 pounds? Did they really want the unions destroyed and immigrants brought in to work at formerly unionized jobs like meat packing (year long Hormel strike), truck driving, construction and farm work? And then to add insult to injury, be told that ”Americans won’t do those jobs”.
            I think that the popularity of the Farm Aid attempt to save small farmers shows us that Americans were not exactly happy about the consequences of voting for the Evil Reagan (as I have called him since the 80s).
            I remember my father saying in the late 80s “This is getting to be a mean, mean country”. And he was not the only one to notice. George HW ran on a “Kinder, gentler” platform.
            I think a lot of Americans didn’t like watching their country disintegrate and be stripped of its industry and unions.

          • MaryQueen October 20, 2021 at 4:35 pm #

            Well said, Paula.

      • Soul Forensics October 18, 2021 at 2:54 pm #

        “I have often wondered where we would be if we had stayed the course started in 1970s toward energy efficiency and reducing resource demand.” — tully

        Essentially, not much would have changed because of Jevons paradox.

        Humans have, long ago, come to expect and rely upon a certain level of fossil fuel use for their entire personal lifestyle “needs”. Add to that the exponential rise of fossil fuel use, since those 70s, among the developing world.

        Power-down will only “work” when resources just aren’t there any more.

    • toktomi October 18, 2021 at 1:38 pm #

      @mitchellc

      “nukes”

      Jay Hanson often expressed his belief that the whole thing would end in nuclear holocaust. It never did seem very plausible to me. He was bright and this one point always puzzled me.

      …just a random aside

      ~toktomi~

      • Soul Forensics October 18, 2021 at 2:59 pm #

        Wow, I just learned that Hanson died in 2019 in a car accident. RIP.

        He disappeared in the aughts, saying, in his last message on his site, that there was nothing more to be said about — in his view — our hopeless predicament.

        • gustafson.robert.22 October 18, 2021 at 4:11 pm #

          great guy. still think the die-off concept remained a downer for him, psychologically, at some level. i’m not sure it needs to have that effect, necessarily.

    • Slugoon October 18, 2021 at 4:42 pm #

      What is the root of Jim’s and the group’s ire? That the future with scarcity as the dictating basis should have been met with some type of informed general consensus?

      It is obvious that the solution to resource limits will not be cured by mutual consensus. What it’s coming down to is a future ruled by tyranny versus a future of last man standing. The latter is nature’s way. Nukes for me please. I’d rather be a victim of those than live in a global plantation.

      • gustafson.robert.22 October 18, 2021 at 4:55 pm #

        i dont fantasize that a complete, successful dissemenation of accurate information about overpopulation and energy-scarcity to the global public would create mutual consensus or any global peaceful solutions. of course not. but it would create healthy battle-lines and define the territory of the future more accurately. it would promote healthier and more local solutions. i think it would be more comparatively peaceful than an environment of ignorance…would create push for healthier outcomes in the midst of the turmoil.

  38. Paula D October 18, 2021 at 12:15 pm #

    Someone yesterday linked to a tweet which quoted some talking head telling us that the shortages will continue until they have 100% compliance.
    But Jim is apparently quoting from somewhere else about onerous regulations.
    Truckers already kill far more than their share of people in cars sharing the road. What will happen when they take away the limits on hours driving and the recovery time, in the name of easing ”burdensome regulations”?
    I’m guessing more gruesome deaths, spun like the covid ones, to push for driverless trucks.
    They could switch to trains, but that would be too logical.

    • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

      FYI, trains already are having capacity problems because of infrastructure limitations.

      • messianicdruid October 18, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

        Yea, who thought turning RR right-of-ways into bike paths was a great idea? Not an accident!

        • Paula D October 18, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

          Agreed. And when my son moved to a very congested neighborhood in Chicago, there were still train tracks, unused, on his city street.
          They used to deliver by rail even there.
          We have some unused tracks by my house they are talking about converting to a bike trail, ffs.

        • thirdcoastlegend October 18, 2021 at 1:57 pm #

          Largely unused bike and snowmobile paths that don’t generate 1% of the economic output delivered by the trains.

          • Not_GeorgeT October 20, 2021 at 1:05 am #

            Think of it as dynamic, not static. If the need exists, those RR right-of-way bike paths will be returned to rail lines rather quick.

            It is a cost effective way of moving people and goods, not in any way close to the major expense per mile to build and maintain an Interstate highway. All that expense is before factoring in the cost of vehicles and their fuel.

        • Wizard of the Saddle October 20, 2021 at 8:37 am #

          Yep. Deliberate. Just like GM buying up interurban railway lines in the early 20th century and then dismantling them and ripping up the tracks so people would have to use automobiles to get around.

    • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

      Yeah the tweet I posted showed a CNN segment or something with Pete Buttigieg’s assistant trying to blame the shortages on the unvaxxed. It was idiotic.

    • cbeard October 20, 2021 at 11:39 am #

      The people in cars share some responsibility for their demise. The process of getting a drivers license is a joke. It is much too easy. Most of the driving public aren’t competent behind the wheel. Truckers usually have more training and experience, but you have a lot of truckers on the road today who can’t speak English, therefore can’t read road signs and such, plus you always have a few assholes and you can’t fix stupid. The railroads are totally unable to handle all freight deliveries for what should be obvious reasons, so I won’t waste time explaining it. The technology for autonomous trucks isn’t even close to being possible yet. Neither of your suggestions to lessen traffic deaths, driverless trucks or trains, express any logical thinking.

  39. MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 12:25 pm #

    Another one down, age 29, from VACCINE INJURY:

    https://twitter.com/ke11ybender/status/1449769031020388353

    How will we be able to prove the ones that die 2 months or 2 years after getting vaxxed?

    The waters are muddied on purpose.

    • gustafson.robert.22 October 18, 2021 at 12:36 pm #

      i (unvaxxed) just had a mystery virus. over in 3 days. my once-vaxxed gf has something too. she strugglin.

      so many myocarditis anecdotes. i have one too. i’m convinced its very significantly underreported.

      • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 12:50 pm #

        I had a patient once who got viral myocarditis. It turned her into an invalid for three weeks, bedridden. She recovered, how far I do not know as she was discharged.

        • pranah October 18, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

          I have a friend who got a viral pericarditis. They had to crack her chest and remove the pericardium–she’s always asked by docs if she had open heart surgery due to the zipper scar. She further was a bedridden invalid for over two years and only by sheer force of will was she able to rehabilitate (feeding/dressing herself included) and go on to have a career and a life. And she was in her late 20s or early 30s when this happened. So yeah, viral heart problems can be horrific.

      • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 3:34 pm #

        I had some bug 1.5 weeks ago, over in 2 days. Weird! No idea what it was, but I wasn’t overly concerned. Just drank a lot of tea.

    • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

      You are right on this, Mary. The real judgement will pass on the vaccines depending on what happens up to two years in the future.

      If the predictions of some come true, it will just add onto all the other apocalyptic prediction happening now.

      Future mRNA therapies will be halted by public demand.

      So far, it seems that the reaction to the technology is acute, people reacting short term to the jab. If the long term prediction are true, I expect an increasing death rate from inflammatory diseases as time goes on.

      Neurodocs warning bears notice however, how will we know if MDs do not report most of the deaths, or if the government is suppressing the reports.

      The big potential threat of this whole Covid, pneumonia, flu, whatever is the unknown. Unknown breeds fear, which breeds dependency, which breeds Leftists.

      Get jabbed, do not get jabbed, it is up to the individual. The future will bring what it does, no one knows for sure.

      • gustafson.robert.22 October 18, 2021 at 12:48 pm #

        “The big potential threat of this whole Covid, pneumonia, flu, whatever is the unknown. Unknown breeds fear, which breeds dependency, which breeds Leftists.”

        right on

      • Paula D October 18, 2021 at 2:01 pm #

        The only way we know is by word of mouth in the internet age. Facebook took down a group that had hundreds of thousands of people in it, talking about their experiences and those of family and friends
        There was that TV station that put out a call for people to talk about their horrible virus experiences and instead thousands of people talked about their horrible vax reactions.
        And day after day we see personal stories of death and disability, none of it catalogued or even acknowledged by TPTB.
        They aren’t tracking reactions of the jabbed, except by VAERS, which is onerous to use, so underused.
        Then the talking heads like Sanjay Gupta assure us that we can’t go by VAERS (the ONLY tracking system there is) because pranksters are fond of making up stories and spending hours reporting them (on the site that threatens legal action for false reports).
        In a nation of 323 million it takes a lot of deaths for people to start noticing, but social media makes it easier.
        Hence, the calls for increased censorship.

        • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 3:36 pm #

          Another great point. They have a national gauge for the number of vaxxed (Mayo Clinic) and they have the government-run page where hospitals report bed usage, but we don’t have any for vaccine reactions and deaths?

          Of course it’s on purpose. They can send a text message to the entire country – so they can create a country-wide database for reporting.

          But they don’t. And we know why.

      • O.G. Hawkins October 18, 2021 at 3:06 pm #

        Get jabbed, do not get jabbed, it is up to the individual. The future will bring what it does, no one knows for sure.

        JAZ, if they put up a billboard Right on the Capital Bldg that read:

        We mean you harm!

        you’d be like:

        “Well, sure, that could be … there is no way to know for certain. Maybe.”

      • GreenAlba October 18, 2021 at 3:13 pm #

        “Future mRNA therapies will be halted by public demand.”

        Once you need a vaxx passport to be allowed to eat, I’m not sure ‘public demand’ is really going to be a thing.

        • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 5:56 pm #

          GA. Are you facing any discrimination for refusing to take a booster shot? Or is that still in their planned dystopian future?

          • GreenAlba October 18, 2021 at 6:34 pm #

            hm

            I haven’t been offered the booster yet, as I had my second dose in May, so presumably it will be offered next month.

            But I have declined to get a ‘covid pass’, which I was offered by phone message a while ago, on the basis of the first two.

            I was just doing an online grocery shop half an hour ago – each time I do it I wonder how much longer I will even be able to order food online. I think the rest of this year will probably be OK, but next year, who knows?

            Of course my husband will do his own thing, since I can’t persuade him of what’s going on, so I don’t know what will happen. I will feel a hypocrite if I’m eating food he’s buying, with the help of a pass, but I can’t see him refusing one, unless I can get him to realise getting the booster is a bad idea. I send him a link about something to do with it every other day or so, which he presumably ignores. It doesn’t end well if I talk about it in person, so I mostly don’t, apart from grunting at the TV when he’s watching the news!

            By coincidence, the Scottish vaxx pass came into effect today, but it’s only for large gatherings and suchlike, so doesn’t affect me. Obviously I expect that to be thin edge of the wedge, since Sturgeon is a vaxx pusher. I read today that 45% or so of children between 12 and 15 are vaccinated here, compared to 15% in England, because in England it’s all being done at school, whereas here they can go to a vaxx centre. I was shocked – I had no idea they had vaxxed so many youngsters.

            It’s only a matter of (very little) time until they get my grandson (9). His father is all for it – *science* and all that. He’s vaxxed, but my daughter isn’t, mostly because of me bending her ear, but she has one risk factor for covid, so I don’t know if she’ll hold out, especially if they make it mandatory at her nursery. My other daughter is planning to get it. It’s mentally exhausting worrying about them all.

          • GreenAlba October 18, 2021 at 6:38 pm #

            I should say the *mandatory* vaxx pass came in today (for big events) – the pass itself has been around for a while for travelling and whatever else people use them for.

          • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 10:07 pm #

            Alba: He is your husband and will support you. If that means buying the food, why would that be a problem? You would do it for him if he was disabled I assume.

          • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 11:37 pm #

            If there really are food shortages in Britain this winter, I could imagine some kind of rationing which denies rations to vaccine resistors. Of course, there are always ways around such things if you have money, family, and friends.

            But I am continually amazed by how quickly things have gone full tilt totalitarian – over a flu bug which can be easily treated. Covid is a shallow excuse for instituting the kind of horrid dystopia the globalists have wanted for a long time.

            Previously, vaccines were taken off the market if there were dozens of deaths. We’re looking at many thousands of confirmed vaccine deaths, probably tens of thousands so far. Yet TPTB push the death serum even harder. Would a benevolent government do that?.

            We’re called nut job conspiracy theorists. But I think only a brainwashed zombie can look at the big picture and say it all makes sense.

          • GreenAlba October 19, 2021 at 5:01 am #

            Jarek

            I don’t doubt for a minute that he will support me. I’d rather he weren’t going to be complicit in the system and that we were facing whatever is coming together.

            When I brought the subject up again the other night (mostly I leave it to emailed messages with links in them, and that keeps it from affecting the rest of our life), he told me I should read up on ADHD and get medication. Yes, really.

            I told him he was a kick in the pants away from the soviet psychiatrists who put dissidents in asylums, and he should be ashamed of himself.

            The psychology of this stuff isn’t always as simple as people think. I totally get that he’s engaged in groupthink with his colleagues, but I suspect part of him knows what I’m saying could be true and he’s just afraid to go there, hence never actually listening to the interviews I’ve sent him. He genuinely thinks it’s conspiracy theories. So did I, not that long ago, so I have to bear that in mind.

          • GreenAlba October 19, 2021 at 5:18 am #

            I totally agree with you hm (as you know I actually agreed with you on quite a lot of things even before this!).

            I don’t see the unvaxxed being refused rations this winter in the UK. I know we are going full tilt totalitarian, but there are nuances according to countries. For instance, people have never, to any extent, worn masks outside, as has been instituted in some parts of the world. I think the PTB here know the national character and are careful not to get too ridiculous in case they cross a line where the disingenuousness just gets too obvious to too many people.

            We don’t have the same level of polarisation between people here that you do in the US. That’s both a good thing and a bad thing. Good, in that you don’t generally see the hysteria you get in the US, with vaxxed people yelling at the unvaxxed that they’re killing people. Bad, in that there’s perhaps too much homogeneity in just getting on with what government mandates, in the belief that it will help us ‘get back to normal’.

            I think that we’re all headed in the same direction, since it’s being engineered globally, but some are on the high speed train and others on the one that stops at all the stations on the way. I do wonder how the leadership in the Scandi countries manages to avoid pressure to conform – do they just not have the WEF plants that seem to be found elsewhere? Or are they less financially dependent on, say, Blackrock and therefore don’t have to bend to their rules?

            Anyway, I’m going to spend the next 90 minutes catching up on yesterday’s UK Column news! Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays …

      • SW October 18, 2021 at 3:29 pm #

        Doctors and researchers who ask questions and attempt to present evidence are being intimidated and, in this case, dismissed.

        https://spectatorworld.com/topic/byram-bridle-suppression-scientific-debate/

        It’s hard to believe this is happening sometimes but these are strange times we’re living in.

        • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 6:03 pm #

          I don’t want to ever again hear about how uniquely morally defective the German people were in not doing more to oppose Hitler. We are now faced with maybe one tenth that level of governmental brutality and violence. Yet we cave in and do as we are ordered.

          • SW October 18, 2021 at 8:03 pm #

            As we can see now, opposing a government is no easy task & with a constant barrage of propaganda, many people go along out of ignorance & fear. There’s a reason the January 6th protestors are being treated as harshly as possible—nothing is more chilling than seeing what’s in store for you if you cross them.

  40. Barry Bliss October 18, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

    We need to keep the trucks already built in top condition, so they run for as long as possible. What we do not need, is a graveyard of 4 year old trucks and new trucks having to be built to replace them all.
    Think of the metal, the rubber, plastic, and the energy needed to build a new truck.

    • JohnAZ October 18, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

      Used cars or trucks for usage and price supports for the new vehicles. It also acknowledges that in our society, different levels of income require different levels of cost. This idea is just another indication of Leftist insanity.

      How much more will an electric, automated truck going to cost?

      • BackRowHeckler October 18, 2021 at 5:56 pm #

        You’ll need to take out a 30 year mortgage to buy those EV POSs. Rivian starts at $73,000 and you need to purchase an additional $15,000 subscription just to charge it up.

        I was reading that the average weekly pay is about $500 per week in the US. You have to wonder, who do they expect to buy those goddam things?

        New GM Electric Humnmer, base price: $130,000.

        Range is about 270 miles in perfect conditions.

        I can’t understand these Expeditionary EVs, i.e. Rivian, Hummer, Range Rover and so on. You drive out into the middle of nowhere, then what? You’re f#kked. What they’ll be good for is soccer moms in Greenwich, Ct dropping off Buff and Tiffany at private academy, headed over to Starbucks for a latte, then on to the Yoga Studio.

        Marlin, xhe, XxHim

    • gustafson.robert.22 October 18, 2021 at 12:51 pm #

      great point. we could make simple-repair cars that last 50 years if we tried, ration their distribution and usage.

      but no, we’re making $75,000 electro-space-age jetson mobiles with 5 year lifespans and passing all costs to the already stretched thin consumer, and their mortgaged offspring

      • daytrip October 18, 2021 at 1:32 pm #

        That’s marketing

        • O.G. Hawkins October 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm #

          It is building for the future. A future with WAY less people. Those left will either be rich and buying a Tesla or worker bees transported however instructed.

      • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 3:38 pm #

        The same people planning the Green New Deal are the same ones behind planned obsolescence. So this ought to be interesting.

      • Bilejones October 18, 2021 at 8:22 pm #

        30 % of a cars cost are meeting the various government regulations

    • pranah October 18, 2021 at 1:29 pm #

      In approximately 1974, when I lived in a house in a college town, the neighbor next door was gabbing with us one day and said he worked for a car company. Said they knew how to make cars that would last 20 years, but no one would do it because they’d tap out the market too fast. So they build them to break down, he said. He meant American cars. Since I wasn’t in the market for a car, I never investigated this further, but I never forgot it.

      When I was shopping for a car in 2003, I got a Honda because the salesman told me it was fuel-efficient and if I took care of it, it would last 20 years. I was sold! Still have it and it runs just fine. Oh, he also told me that I’d be surprised how few people cared about fuel efficiency when they came in to look for a vehicle.

      • daytrip October 18, 2021 at 1:38 pm #

        Planned obsolescence. I heard a story about a guy who ran a service shop for an American auto dealership. He said that one day in the early 70’s, a rep from the auto manufacturer came in and told him that their shop was about to get much busier because the company’s new policy was planned obsolescence. Not sure if it’s true, but it seems possible! Moreso than the 200 mpg carburetor story: there’s only so much energy in fuel; diesel more than gasoline, gasoline more than ethanol. Now a plug-in Prius can get 200 mpg if it uses the electric charge for some large percentage of miles traveled…

        • pranah October 19, 2021 at 9:08 am #

          Thanks for the corroborating story, daytrip!

    • rainmaker October 18, 2021 at 2:34 pm #

      Barry – We have a 2000 Ford F-250 4×4, for hauling & towing. My hubby just keeps fixing it. However, he is all about maintenance, which is essential to keep the old beast going. It’s probably considered a classic now.

      • Bilejones October 18, 2021 at 8:27 pm #

        I’ve got a 1999 Ram 1500. Engine runs like a top. The ride’s a bit choppy but is much better with 2,000 ibs of crusher run in the back. My d-t-d driver is 2013 Camry with 210,000,
        The wife persists in buying new ones.

        We don’t talk about it.

      • Paula D October 19, 2021 at 12:30 pm #

        I have a 1994 Ram that I use for hauling.
        It runs very rough. Have to keep my foot on the gas while I brake to keep it from stalling. That means that I have to use my left foot on the clutch to put it in neutral, quickly move it to the brake and put my right foot on the gas. My left foot is my clutch foot, but if you use your clutch moves on the brake you end up stopping really, really fast, so it takes some getting used to.
        But they say it takes 7 years of driving a vehicle to make up for the energy used in manufacturing a new one, so if people were really concerned about the environment, they would push conserving cars and trucks, not replacing them.

  41. Beryl of Oyl October 18, 2021 at 1:13 pm #

    Dr. Robert Malone has an interesting review of Bobby Jr.’s new book on Anthony Fauci.

    Here is a small sample. I get the distinct impression that Dr. Malone disapproves of Dr. Fauci:

    “The personal opinion and bias of Dr. Fauci has been repeatedly substituted for evidence-based medicine, and we are all living with the consequences. But beyond this mundane incompetence, what this book clearly documents are the deeper forces and systemic, pervasive governmental corruption, which have led us to this point. Not since the reign of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, have we seen such empire building by a corrupt, longstanding federal employee who is long past retirement age. Dr. Fauci’s apparent need to bolster a fragile ego has led to the almost complete systemic corruption of not only US HHS, but the entire world public health system.”

    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Real-Anthony-Fauci/Robert-F-Kennedy/Children-s-Health-Defense/9781510766808

    • thirdcoastlegend October 18, 2021 at 1:59 pm #

      He’s as good a candidate for the Antichrist as any…

    • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 3:39 pm #

      Oh snap. I can understand why these doctors and scientists would utterly detest that POS Fauxi.

    • SW October 18, 2021 at 3:42 pm #

      I don’t know how many of you have read the classic The Caine Mutiny by Wouk but reading this post, I thought of Captain Queeg, the insecure, manipulative egoist who blamed any problems on everyone else and had an answer to justify all his mistakes.

      RFK has been marginalized himself for asking questions about routine vaccinations for children but he was the one who fought to get mercury out of children’s vaccines. All his critics fail to mention that.

  42. toktomi October 18, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

    @JHK

    Mesmerizing, ain’t it?

    We, well a few of us at any rate, beginning a couple of decades back, flipped all the puzzle pieces face up, examined, examined, examined, and put enough of them together to be able to see a pattern, to be able to make out the picture of what was most likely to be.

    There was speculation galore, banter, and prognostication to go ’round.

    The details, now come to mesmerize, escaped nearly everyone. There was always the ever present, ever speculated, “fast collapse or slow collapse?”.

    So, this is how the implosion of industrial human society is done?
    – a thousand times slower than I ever imagined with intricate details so precise that I can but marvel.

    It’s real, I feel and have long time felt.
    Nobody is out there and it’s a long way to save the human race.
    Psychopaths may own the place.
    But their genes are busted, crushed, and they too will be flushed.
    It’s a long way to save what’s good of the human race.
    Long live the stone age and precious Neanderthal genes.

    ~toktomi~

  43. Billy Hill October 18, 2021 at 1:21 pm #

    I get depressed thinking about all those George Floyd action figures waiting in containers off the California coast… Nope. No Christmas this year!

    • Paula D October 18, 2021 at 2:05 pm #

      LOL, George Floyd action figures, with optional handguns and fentanyl.

      • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 3:54 pm #

        Hahahaha, comes with a side of his porn flicks.

    • Soul Forensics October 18, 2021 at 3:06 pm #

      That’s SAINT George Floyd action figure, to you!

      Wind it up and it falls face first onto your floor. Take it back with the receipt for exchange, and they’ll accuse you of strangling it. And it comes with no warranty.

      • SW October 18, 2021 at 3:44 pm #

        For an extra $5 you can get an optional counterfeit $20.

        • BackRowHeckler October 18, 2021 at 7:29 pm #

          Let the counterfeit bills dry out before you try to pass them, tho. St. George failed to do that, which was what set off the chain of events that led to his ODing.

    • stelmosfire October 18, 2021 at 4:39 pm #

      Well I hope the sailors at least open the container doors so that the figures can get a breath of fresh California air.

    • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 5:29 pm #

      The new gold plated statue looks almost like the robot Gort, the from the movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still”.

      Is the living statue alluded to the Book of Revelations?

      The woman in the movie looked like my Mother as a young woman. She asked Klaatu, What can he do? He’s just a robot.

      Klaatu replied, Gort could destroy the world.

  44. 4014HAMPHEDGE October 18, 2021 at 1:27 pm #

    “A little transportation problem” sez the bartender…

    Amid the calls to action reaching above like an ethereal skyhook (see RINGWORLD ENGINEERS), deplorable me is back to refresh recollection of Abraham Lincoln’s vision of railway net binding the Union Of States. He read Daniel 4 V-15…

    That should say it all, except we are a railway ignorant generation in a country ashamed of excesses of Railroad barons… We have trunk line railroads today in no small part owing to need to transport containers of Chinese made stuff coast to coast, running in unit trains. Coal was a rail mainstay until recently.

    For those not able or inclined to effect life-saving kitchen gardens, please examine the “Rails To Trails” footprint in your locale and determine ex-rail corridor suitable for transporting agricultural produce. Millions of former truck operators shall be the backbone & independent railway barons of America’s decades of rebuilding.

    Food Distribution. As the trucks diminish in numbers, rebuilding dormant rail corridor for maintaining movement of essential victuals becomes an existential requisite. Mass movement of “Land Bridge”
    unit trains must shift to the complex rail matrix operation seen prior to WWII. America was a “Lending Not A Borrowing Nation” then!

    STV “Comprehensive Rail Atlas Of North America” is a handy collection of regional railway maps. AI Trucking is on the absolute opposite end: cutting edge cargo transport, except AI is inherently vulnerable to real world threats foreign & Domestic.

    JHK is aware of past inputs, and can enable contact for more comprehensive Executive Summary as these proceedings move closer to critical.

  45. MrMangoOnMyShoulder October 18, 2021 at 1:58 pm #

    Let me say I thoroughly have enjoyed seeing JHK becoming somehow even more direct and inviting (embracing?) controversy in his wording and analysis of the current state of the world, particularly over the last year…a rather tall order in itself, considering that has always kind of been his thing.

    Some may complain about new topics being harped on that used to be left unsaid or “not on topic”. I say let it all out and keep up the good work, sir. I, for one, very much approve.

    Let the hologram and the overlords take it square in the face.

    • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 3:52 pm #

      I have enjoyed that, too. Of course I’m fairly new up here, so I’m not sure what Jim was like before.

      • Amman October 18, 2021 at 5:36 pm #

        You are? Doesn’t sound like it. I’ve been here on and off at least 10 years maybe more I have to go check. I was somewhat mesmerized, ok, awestruck, by this strange word “Clusterfuck.” I thought this upstate guy is not like me. Better read him. 🙂

        • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 6:38 pm #

          But you never read “The Long Emergency” it would seem….

      • tully October 18, 2021 at 5:58 pm #

        Here are some good ones from the past.
        Juked By Medicine:”
        https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/juked_by_medicine/

        A combined article on his hip replacement ordeal.
        https://kunstler.com/other-stuff/my-hip-replacement-a-medical-comedy/
        Be warned, the above is just damn painful to read. Funny, but painful. Can’t imagine poor JHK going through all that.

        Actually, that was the first replacement; there was a second. On the same hip.
        Post below starts out about computerized phone systems, but gets his hip surgery about a third of the way down
        https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/the_afta_act_of_2012/#more-

        He has a whole lot of reasons to be wary of our health care system in general.. I disagree with his take on the covid vaxx in terms of the alleged long term risks. But I certainly agree with no mandates and no vax passports.

        • Amman October 18, 2021 at 7:08 pm #

          All good. Observations/posts immediately after the real estate blowout in late 2008 were also really good. But for some reason archives are all coming up 404 – not found

        • Disaffected October 18, 2021 at 7:09 pm #

          Glad as hell I dodged the hip replacement scam. I was actually all down for it, but the surgeons said no. Still have the pain, but I can live with that. By the way, surgeons are some real assholes. A more arrogant bunch you will never meet.

          • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 7:52 pm #

            Mine are fine but who knows what the future could bring? Maybe I should have them replaced just in case.

          • Soul Forensics October 19, 2021 at 1:26 am #

            AI bots will perform all (near) future surgery. And they’ll wear N95 masks while massaging your heart.

          • anmariwakaranai October 20, 2021 at 11:18 am #

            Dis, I get what’s called imt. It’s covered by medical up here. The doc puts a few needles in my hip and spine area for under 10 seconds, releasing all the compensating stress in the joint and increases range of motion immediately. Then the trick is just not the do the brutal labour that causes the joint stress in the first place, whether that be jogging, pushing broom or carrying heavy stuff.

        • pranah October 19, 2021 at 9:16 am #

          I was reading CFN ages ago–I remember JHK writing about his hip replacement. The resident troll then was a poster called Dangerbird. Anyone here now from those days?

          • tully October 19, 2021 at 10:22 am #

            Praneh, reading the comments, spotted Beantown Bill, and two names that are no longer active but sounded like BackRowHeckler and StElmosFire. Vlad is the current Jarek, I think.

          • pranah October 20, 2021 at 12:48 am #

            tully, none of those ring a bell from the distant past for me. I’ve been trying to remember other posters’ handles, but they escape me now. BtB, BRH, stelmosfire–if you’re reading this–how long have you folks been on CFN?

          • stelmosfire October 20, 2021 at 9:17 am #

            Pranah, I have been here since 2011 at which time I was using the name Rippedthunder, My first post that I can find was:

            It is now 11:11 1/1/11

            Happy New Year and new decade! I truly hope things improve in the next ten years. I have doubts,however.

          • Wizard of the Saddle October 20, 2021 at 10:31 pm #

            I was a lurker who read but never commented for over 10 years. But now I do enjoy posting here. I’ve followed JHK since about 2008, if memory serves me correctly. Really enjoyed his podcasts talking about all manner of things. I’ve read 5 or 6 of his books too.

          • pranah October 21, 2021 at 1:47 am #

            Okay, stelmosfire. I wonder if I read any of your comments back then? 🙂 I’ve been around maybe 15 years. TLE was one of the many books I read back then relating to Peak Oil. I’ve purged most of them, but kept TLE. Always wanted to meet Jim and get it autographed. Maybe some day!

        • Redneck Liberal October 19, 2021 at 5:24 pm #

          Those pesky hip-replacements…when MaryQ could have cured him with supplements & exercise. What a pity she arrived so recently.

    • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 5:39 pm #

      Most male lions get kicked out and go their own way. But these young lion brother stayed together – and become unstoppable.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9iPJT8PE2s

      Imagine if you and your five friends had stayed together, instead of letting jobs and wives get in your way. You could have conquered as well – and had these other things in abundance later.

      • elysianfield October 19, 2021 at 11:30 am #

        “Imagine if you and your five friends had stayed together, instead of letting jobs and wives get in your way. You could have conquered as well – and had these other things in abundance later.

        Jar,
        And I expect that the sex would be great….

  46. 100th Avatar October 18, 2021 at 2:10 pm #

    Fuel prices up
    Semiconductor shortages and demand
    More work from home, less need for car
    Vehicle prices up
    More demand for EV’s.

    More subscription based plans for POV’s just around the corner

    You will own less and be happy
    Build back Brandon

  47. mow October 18, 2021 at 2:59 pm #

    One thing I do know … fear is the new world order.

  48. Roundball Shaman October 18, 2021 at 3:04 pm #

    “… federal rules combined with California Air Resource Board regulations are destroying the trucking industry…”

    Time to go back to mules and burros. United States 2025 is United States 1825. Back to the future… without the optimism from back then that things will get better.

    But reportedly there is now an oat shortage. So, we better train these beasts to feast on pizza slices made with high-fructose glob in the dough and imitation tomato flavoring for the topping along with lab-grown fake meat slices. Yum, yum. Get these beasts of burden used to ‘people food’ that doesn’t require anything real to make like people already eat.

    “Let us count the ways that America is committing suicide by Democratic Party policy… Do you think economic collapse will make any of this better?”

    There is a basic conflict in overall intentions here. We the People want things to get better. They the ‘Woked-Up Plantation Owners That Hide In Darkness Who Lust To Rule The World’ want things to get worse. Much worse. Makes for one hell of a tug-of-war. And this one is for all the marbles.

    And has ever… in the history of politics… a political party so degenerated and degraded itself and turned so stench rotten as the DemoSocialMarxists? Just proves the rule that when one does not properly tend to the garden, the weeds will fully take over. America, land of shortages, sickness juices, burros, and weeds.

  49. megaculpa October 18, 2021 at 3:07 pm #

    Canadian data shows there have been 194 adverse-event reports in total where someone wound up dying following a COVID-19 vaccination — out of a whopping 55 million doses that have been administered in the country to date.

    Seventy-four of those deaths were unlikely caused by the vaccine, 70 could not be assessed due to “insufficient information,” while 44 remain under investigation.

    As for myocarditis, a condition involving inflammation of the heart muscle, it typically impacts younger males, and is now being linked to mRNA-based vaccines like those made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

    One study from Israel published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed a slight increased risk of myocarditis after vaccination — but the researchers stressed that COVID-19 is more likely to cause the condition than the shot.

    Other early studies, including a not-yet-peer-reviewed preprint paper published on Thursday, are also showing that people typically experience a smooth recovery and prompt cardiac-function improvement if they do develop myocarditis post-vaccination.

    • MaryQueen October 18, 2021 at 3:44 pm #

      LOL. Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.

      • Paula D October 19, 2021 at 12:39 pm #

        Omigod, no shit.
        I wonder what system Canada has in place for monitoring the results of 55 million shots given.
        It sounds inadequate, whatever it is.
        I think the tell tale sign of bullshit is the assurance that myocarditis is No Big Deal. You’ll be shipshape in a few days!
        How do people fall for this?

    • gustafson.robert.22 October 18, 2021 at 4:05 pm #

      garbage, all of that

      hey tekapo

      • Night Owl October 18, 2021 at 4:50 pm #

        LOL

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder October 18, 2021 at 7:17 pm #

          Piece of work, this guy.

          Stressing that a good percentage of those deaths are “probably not vaccine related”, yet ignoring that the CDC admits 94% of deaths listed as covid deaths are likely not from covid itself, but 2 or more comorbidities.

          Denial, indeed.

          Stick it, Tek.

    • Soul Forensics October 18, 2021 at 4:45 pm #

      Once you’ve had myocarditis, you’re in big trouble. Damaged heart muscle and lining doesn’t repair, troll.

      • GreenAlba October 18, 2021 at 5:07 pm #

        I think the navy surgeon whistleblower predicted a third of the myocarditis victims dying of a heart attack within 5 years.

        • Soul Forensics October 18, 2021 at 5:14 pm #

          And so many myocarditis victims are teenagers or in their early 20s. I can’t imagine the pain the victims and parents are going through.

          • Hereward the Woke October 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm #

            SF: I’m a tutor and when I went along to work with one of my favourite students, I saw the tell-tale sticking plaster on the upper left arm. And she was already complaining of headaches and nausea during the lesson. This is a crime against humanity.

          • ZrCrypDiK October 18, 2021 at 8:19 pm #

            ” tell-tale sticking plaster on the upper left arm”

            WTF you talking about? I’ve never seen that, not even in heart attack victims – EVER.

          • ZrCrypDiK October 18, 2021 at 8:37 pm #

            And, if true (… skeptical), that seems like a ‘tell-tale-sign’ to immediately treat the victim. Did she die?

          • hmuller October 18, 2021 at 11:47 pm #

            ZrCrypDik
            “sticking plaster” is a British term for what we call a “bandaid”
            These things are usually put over the site of an injection to prevent infection. But feel free to remain skeptical about the use of bandaids, if you like.

          • GreenAlba October 19, 2021 at 11:02 am #

            Soul

            I revisited the short speech by the Navy surgeon and it’s TWO thirds of the myocarditis cases she predicts will proceed to a cardiac death within 5 years.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPkrU23DG5A

          • ZrCrypDiK October 21, 2021 at 5:43 pm #

            hmuller
            OK now I get it – the reply when you can no longer reply, on this forum. I swear, when I first read this, I though it was some sort of calcified rosacea/psoriasis growth. My bad – UK slang.

        • Amman October 18, 2021 at 5:26 pm #

          Sh-t.

      • Redneck Liberal October 19, 2021 at 5:22 pm #

        “Long-term prognosis was usually good with a 3–5-year survival ranging from 56 to 83%, respectively. Patients with acute fulminant myocarditis, once they survive the acute illness, had an excellent long-term prognosis of 93% at 11 years, compared with 45% of the patients presenting with acute non-fulminant myocarditis.

        https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2519249/

        (Published in 2008…pre-COVIDhysteria)

    • Jarek October 18, 2021 at 6:40 pm #

      People think that if they take the Vax they’re never going to die. Colin Powell has shown that that is not true. Again he leads the Way, a kind of Vaxed Moses leading the faithful into the promised land of Death.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder October 18, 2021 at 7:22 pm #

        People seem to ignore the fact these he was friggin’ eighty-four years old.

        This death should historically not be a shock to anyone, regardless of exact causation.

        We have lost nearly all concept of reality, at least in the social forum.

        I don’t use the r word lightly, but a whole lot of people have officially gone retarded.

        • MaryQueen October 19, 2021 at 12:26 am #

          Agree. He also had massive comorbidities. But they still made it all about covid covid covid.

          Retarded is right, he was double-vaxxed.

    • ZrCrypDiK October 18, 2021 at 9:02 pm #

      “COVID-19 is more likely to cause the condition than the shot.”

      Yeah, that. Lots of documented cases of organ issues in the infected.

      Soker – dat U ?!?

  50. BackRowHeckler October 18, 2021 at 3:16 pm #

    Good News!

    Sec. of Transportation Pete Buttgieg is breaking maternity leave and will be headed to Glasgow for the Cop 26 Climate Change Conference in a few weeks, purportedly to advocate for EVs, including electric semi trucks.

    I’m thinking there will be nice cushy job waiting for Buttpounder at Tesla or Rivian when his term in office ends.

    • SW October 18, 2021 at 3:47 pm #

      Don’t count on it. I don’t think Elon Musk hires people to pretend they’ve given birth.

    • gustafson.robert.22 October 18, 2021 at 3:52 pm #

      is buttigieg the softest target of all time?

    • malthuss October 18, 2021 at 7:34 pm #

      You have praised your Island coworkers.

      I found this at a site that is banned at fakebook,>

      Ris_Eruwaedhiel says:

      A friend works at a local Walmart with a largely immigrant workforce and observed that the West Indians struck her as retarded.

      We are admitting retards as immigrants and imagine islands full of retards. Understandable why these nations are in state they are in.

      [I add> 1 in 3 or 4 Haitians is already in USA-Canada].

      • Q. Shtik October 18, 2021 at 10:18 pm #

        observed that the West Indians struck her as retarded. – malth

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

        Please! malth….. the correct term is “developmentally delayed.” 🙂

    • ZrCrypDiK October 18, 2021 at 9:09 pm #

      I hear Pete is GHEY, but is he tranny also? Chopping off all his bits, and ‘roiding out (silicon here-and-there)? Birthing ‘test t00b babies’ in his @$$?!?

      Don’t follow him, don’t want to. But, curious minds must know!

  51. mitchellc October 18, 2021 at 3:23 pm #

    Gas is $4.50 and up for regular in Calif. I’ve noticed Some restocking issues for certain items in the grocery stores. printed notices at each home depot register about purchase limits for propane, pvc pipes and sundry other items.

    If you don’t get what is happening, Im thinking you never will. Destroy a country, culture and economy over the flu?

    To what end, what purpose? Just a power trip? How is it globalized? Why no leaks? I believe everyone involved know they are serving a higher purpose.

    They say it took minutes for sleepy military personnel to realize the Japanese really were attacking that Sunday morning.

    That’s what’s going on here. The thinkers believe that by getting the jump on everyone that they can crush any incipient resistance.

    Once more, how does it play out if the power forces fail? Care to speculate about that outcome, jim? Let me guess, we have a giant town hall and everyone comes clean. The elite confess to what they’ve been doing, and a rationale dialog ensues, with adults responding in a mature fashion.

    Or, we calmly head home and start drinking … or grab a gun and begin marauding as everyone knows the jig is up and the age of law, order, rights, criminal justice and all other facets of civilization evaporate before our very eyes.

    • O.G. Hawkins October 18, 2021 at 4:23 pm #

      How is it globalized? Why no leaks? I believe everyone involved know they are serving a higher purpose.

      Masons.

    • ZrCrypDiK October 18, 2021 at 8:14 pm #

      “Destroy a country, culture and economy over the flu?”

      Culture? Haha – cell phone, gas guzzlin’, fast food junky culture?!?

      This current supply line/chain issue has almost nothing to do with covid – it’s been going on for decades. It’s called exponential population growth, exponential consumption, exponential depletion (exponential pollution, and exponential destruction).

      Besides, the worst of the economic ‘bru-ha-ha’ from covid was about 1.5 years ago, yet we’re only hearing about (and seeing???) ‘supposedly’ empty shelves now? What about the toilet paper?!…

      GIMME A BREAK! My cut? The Chinks have finally realized they no longer need to sell their product to us, and we have *0* manufacturing capability now (40-50+ year old manufacturing facilities in the rust belt.)

      Haha, my mother-in-law went to a High School in Pekin, Illinois, where the mascot was the Pekin Chink. Wokester PC, indeed!!!

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder October 18, 2021 at 9:17 pm #

        Please pop a xanax, sir, and listen.

        Besides, the worst of the economic ‘bru-ha-ha’ from covid was about 1.5 years ago, yet we’re only hearing about (and seeing???) ‘supposedly’ empty shelves now? What about the toilet paper?!

        Huh? That’s when it started. The real fallout will be in the coming months when families begin to be booted from their homes because the parentss are not allowed to work anymore without being vaccinated, and many of those that were vaccinated still are behind a year or more on their rent/mortgages.

        You are delusional. Must have a nice job, and think this is all normal..

        It is not. And you know it.

        The supply chain has indeed been getting to an overcomplicated state for decades. The actual breakdown is taking place now. Yet you say it has nothing to do with covid. This has clearly been done on the back of covid.

        To say otherwise is laughable.

        • ZrCrypDiK October 21, 2021 at 5:25 pm #

          WoW, no need to ad hominem my @$$! Delusional (why)? Xanax? Try Valium. Haha, an aside – I had Valium once – back in ’87, my friend stole his mother’s prescription, and I had one pill w/ a 1/2 bottle of champagne. Mellow, but nuttin’ big – yo.

          And now all those mortgages/rent payments that the Trump administration put on hold, have to be payed off in full! You’ve got a point there; that credit is due immediately.

          I posit the supply chain is dwindling, because the Chinks don’t need/want to bother selling to us NE-moarz (our only leverage seems to be the CAFO hog farms, that send them 97% of ‘our’ pork [oh and the mil-ind-complex])…

          No job here, retired – I went without a car for 30 years. You’d be surprised what that alone can do financially – no more $4k/yr car payments, no more $2k/yr insurance, no more $2k/yr gasohol. No cell phone either – same argument haha! (Fast food? Last time wast 15 years ago w/ my bro – subway)

    • Anthea October 19, 2021 at 5:40 am #

      Like everyone else here, I continue to be puzzled about the “long game”–as in, what is the NWO that is planned for us, and why? The future the PTB have planned for us has, of course, been explicitly stated: relocate entire population to the cities, where they will live in pods and “own nothing and be happy,” and keep them there forcibly and have no access to nature, let alone access to private land-ownership and land use.

      The “why” angle of the thing is perhaps only tangentially related to energy constraints.

      To the PTB, humans are nothing more than livestock. Regular livestock will produce profits from their meat, milk, and eggs. Human livestock is, potentially at least, much more valuable. They are not very tasty, but they will do all the world’s work for you–the work of producing the tasty stuff, running the systems and machinery to do it, and also prepare your food, clean your house, and fix your car. Human livestock are something like a thousand times more valuable in terms of productivity and profit than cattle, goats, pigs, or chickens. And, unlike cars and other machines, they will reproduce themselves. Your car will not produce brand new baby cars.

      When it comes to livestock management, maximum efficiency and profit may be achieved through CAFO systems. Historic agricultural methods like grass-fed and free-range animals are far less profitable, and if you allow your human livestock to to produce and sell food independently, then THEY will enjoy the profits and the fruits of their labors. There will be milk in their refrigerators, beef in their freezers, pork in their larders, and canned goods filling their pantries that YOU did not profit from. Plus maybe some money in their bank accounts that YOU did not get 90% of.

      Hence I think (or at least wonder) if the long game is to institute a CAFO-like management of the human livestock. It is a proven model for maximizing profit–maximum production with minimal inputs.

      Maybe there is little more to the “long game” than this.

      And, as with livestock, only certain breeds of humans are suitable for the industrial model–and most of them are scarcely good for anything at all, for a variety of reasons. Perhaps one of the chief reasons is that some are not easily domesticated. E.g., no one has ever been able to domesticate the onager or (I think) the zebra, but the domestication of the horse has been successful. So it follows that most of the human population has to go.

      • Paula D October 19, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

        CAFOs depend on corn and corn depends on fossil fuels. The US uses 9 calories of oil to make every 1 calorie of food at this point. They are not more efficient unless there is abundant oil available.
        I agree that our owners are cataloging their human livestock and that there are too many of us to be of use to them in the present system.
        Also, humans are said to taste like pork. That makes sense, since we are closely enough related to pigs that we used to use their insulin for human diabetics and their heart valves for human transplant.
        Just wait until our overlords develop a taste for human bacon.

        • MaryQueen October 19, 2021 at 9:57 pm #

          “Long pig bacon” has a ring to it, doesn’t it?

        • ZrCrypDiK October 21, 2021 at 11:30 pm #

          10,000lbs of water, 35lbs of topsoil, and 8lbs of gasoline for each 1lb of ground beef. Enjoy that gasohol burger – tastes just like clearcut!

      • ZrCrypDiK October 21, 2021 at 4:35 pm #

        “no one has ever been able to domesticate the onager or (I think) the zebra”

        Has anyone really tried that yet? I mean, horses were domesticated in Asia 5 thousand years ago, correct? I don’t think anyone bothered going down to Africa afterwards to try, given they already had a mount (I know they brought back zoo specimens).

        What strikes me as strange is the vast variety of dog breeds we have, that have literally been produced in a couple millenia. Can you image what kind of human race we could have had by now, if we had been bred for strength, intelligence, wisdom, dexterity, constitution, charisma, longevity, health, morality, ethics, empathy, discipline, self-control, sacrifice… Sounds like pre-Nazi eugenics – epic fail!

  52. wm5135 October 18, 2021 at 3:50 pm #

    In the course of an average day, do you ever think about the starved, maimed and murdered children in the middle east and eurasia?

    ” an affront to common sense and common decency,” geezmneez, you gotta work harder than an ugly stripper to find some context for that

    “We died in your hills, we died in your deserts,
    We died in your valleys and died on your plains.
    We died ‘neath your trees and we died in your bushes,
    Both sides of the river, we died just the same.” Woody Guthrie-1948

    “under the averted eyes of (the owners of) “Joe Biden” & Co…..criminal opportunists who — how shall we say — aim to blow shit up”

    • ZrCrypDiK October 18, 2021 at 8:48 pm #

      I’m not too concerned about the 10’s of millions of Native Americans we killed the past 300 years, and stole this land from – correct answer?!?

      I was always partial to Arlo (City of New Orleans.)

      • Anthea October 19, 2021 at 5:54 am #

        I am always annoyed by the meme about how “we” stolen the Native Americans’ land. There is scarcely a square inch of land anywhere on the planet that is not occupied through displacement of earlier populations. You might as well weep and wring your hands over the Neanderthals and insist that, at the very least, we ought to give Gibralter back to them, or such of their descendants as can prove they have Neanderthal DNA.

        It is implicit in such romantic effusions that the Americas should have remained unsettled by Europeans, and be a big ole nature preserve for sparse aboriginal populations.

        • BackRowHeckler October 19, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

          Somebody said Roman’s stole the Etruscan’s land lol.

        • Jarek October 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

          We took it by right of conquest – and you enjoy the fruits of the Conquest. Don’t try and weasel out of it, Ant. You should be worshiping these Conquerors, these MEN to whom you owe everything. Don’t be a moocher.

          We really need to bring back ancestor worship. And dueling.

          • Anthea October 20, 2021 at 1:00 am #

            All land is occupied by right of conquest, and its occupants hold it only by force of arms. I do think you’ll catch cold trying to maintain that the conquest and occupation of territories, and their ongoing defense, was done on behalf of women. It would be hard to make an argument that the ancient Roman conquests were made on behalf of the Roman ladies. It would likewise be difficult to argue that Nevada or California were settled on behalf of the ladies, since the primary motive was gold and silver.

            Western expansion in the US was primarily intended to secure territories against other nations’ potential claims upon them. There was also a very significant profit motive on the part of land speculators providing an incentive for western expansion. Nock goes so far as to say that the main motive for the Revolutionary War was Britain’s refusal to allow western expansion–which was sticking in the craw of quite a few of the Founding Fathers, many or most of whom were land speculators.

            Do the men in the US seek to defend our nation and secure its borders on behalf of the ladies? Maybe some do. Do conservatives seek to uphold our national values of liberty and economic freedom on behalf of the ladies? Maybe. I’m not sure that the ladies’ interests are their chief motivation.

            I would be less skeptical if I saw more evidence of men doing anything at all in the service of the ladies–or their own children. The contrary is more often the case.

          • Paula D October 20, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

            Since mass rape was considered part of conquest, it is quite a stretch to say ”they did it for the ladies”.

          • MaryQueen October 20, 2021 at 4:38 pm #

            Well said, Anthea, and Paula D.

          • Jarek October 20, 2021 at 6:38 pm #

            Bullshit Ant. We (men and women) conquered this continent together. The Enemy succeed in convincing many women to think of themselves as something separate and superior. But your foremothers didn’t think like this. And yes, the benefited. As do you.

          • Anthea October 20, 2021 at 10:00 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            “We (men and women) conquered this continent together.”

            During the Colonial period and continuing up until about 1800, there was tremendous social pressure on women to have very large families, due to the perceived urgency to populate and settle the nation “from sea to shining sea.” Probably the economic value of large families also had something to do with that, since it took a lot of hands to farm the half-section or quarter-section without modern farm machinery.

            If you read Mark Twain or Nock, or even Louis L’Amour, you get a strong impression that women were held in very high esteem throughout the period of western expansion–almost to the point of veneration. Nock, who was quite a bit of a misogynist, complained that the US was “an ice-water-drinking matriarchy.”

            While it is risky to generalize, since individual lives are highly variable, you also get the impression that men were men back then. Read “Blood and Treasure,” a biography of Daniel Boone. One of his many feats of courage and daring was to rescue his daughter and her two companions after they were captured by Indians–at considerable risk to himself (as with just about everything the guy did to provide for his family). He was quite a contrast to the modern male.

            The book, “America’s First Daughter,” a fictional biography of Jefferson’s daughter Patsy, paints quite a different picture, of a drunken and wastrel husband. (The other daughter also seems to have drawn the short straw). Sally Hemmings’s life looks almost idyllic compared to the lives of Jefferson’s legitimate daughters.

            I think my point in all these ramblings is that the excesses of modern feminism lie largely at the door of the moral failures of men.

  53. Night Owl October 18, 2021 at 4:48 pm #

    Via Robert Malone:

    More Censorship/Cancel Culture. The authors were not notified of this “Temporary Removal” action. I have never seen anything like this, ever, in my entire scientific career.

    Med. publisher Elsevier removes peer-reviewed paper discussing Myocarditis reports for Covid “vaccines” in the VAERS system.

    Paper quietly removed; authors not notified.

    https://twitter.com/RWMaloneMD/status/1449142757335863297

    Also, Rainer Fuellmich of the Corona Ausschuss recently remarked that based on the reams of evidence the Ausschuss has gathered, the vaccines are a “bioweapon.”

    • Soul Forensics October 18, 2021 at 5:11 pm