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Back in the quaint old days of the George “W” Bush admin, White House political advisor Karl Rove famously said, “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out.” He was actually bragging on it, a little bit, I think.

Didn’t that set the tone for the years that have followed? The part that even the perspicacious Mr. Rove missed, though, is that the viziers of empire are perhaps even more apt to create their own unreality, which explains a lot about these fretful present days of American collapse. Is there anything the government tells you now that is not some sort of fabrication? One thing for sure is that the elite colleges churn out thousands of certified bullshit artists every year — with no other skills — and many gravitate to the power centers of our national life, where they rise in the ranks spinning metaphysical simulacrums of their boss’s purviews — the Jen Psaki types, who ricochet between the DC political bunkers and boob tube news central. The less glib and physically unpresentable become mere “fact-checkers,” the network of casual liars who toil in the trenches of official unreality.

It’s all pretty hard on the common folk’s brains, and eventually on their souls, as they sink into this mire of purpose-spun cognitive dissonance. Why, for instance, is the head of the CDC, one Rochelle Walensky, still telling the public to vaxx-up and boost when the number of really grave adverse events associated with said vaxxes is so out-of-this-world, compared with previous vaxxes, that liability lawyers from sea to shining sea could be magnificently employed piercing Big Pharma’s EUA shield with fraud charges until the next ice age?

The VAERS program is front-and-center in Ms. Walensky’s CDC purview. Does she not cop a glance at it now and again? It will be fascinating to hear her testify in the Nuremberg-style proceedings that ought to come for America’s public health officialdom. Are they running scared at CDC, FDA, and Dr. Fauci’s NIAID? The waiting must be the hardest part. So much is ominously unknown. But despite official suppression and obfuscation of patient outcome data from the compromised medical establishment, all-causes death numbers are wafting out of the life insurance industry like the Furies from the cosmic darkness.

Is it true, as is hotly rumored now, that the mRNA shots lead uniformly to autoimmune deficiency syndrome? Ditto the alarming rise in cancer cases among the vaxxed… ditto heart damage, organ damage, grievous neurological damage? We’ll know a lot more about this in May and June, and it’s hard to imagine what the collective emotional reaction will be if all that turns out to be true. Never in history will so many face the prospect of an untimely death, and at the hands of such banal bureaucratic villainy. Will they just compliantly check out of this world, the same way they lined up for their vaxxes and boosters, or finally rage against that machine?

The latest venture in unreality these days spills out of Russia’s operation in Ukraine. The mind-fuckery over it sure seems advantageously amplified here as a cover for the tragic developments in the Covid-19 vaxx melodrama and other domestic torments. All the evidence suggests that our country’s leadership wanted this war to happen in the worst way. We set up the provocations in Donbas and let’er rip. Now we posture on the sidelines, crying crocodile tears, pretending to help while sabotaging peace talks.

What’s followed in our attempts to punish The Evil Putin (the source of all our problems) is the most feckless fiasco of unanticipated consequences since Kaiser Wilhelm gave the go-ahead to Austria to punish Serbia over the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914. Voila: a World War. Only in this case it’s looking more like a suicidal economic war by Western Civ on itself.

How are those sanctions working out? No fuel for German industry… no fertilizer for Iowa farmers… no nickel and other metals to make machine parts for Europe and America…. And suddenly, having kicked Russia out of the international trade payment clearing system (SWIFT), we’ve provoked them to resort to backing the ruble with gold, meaning that our broke-down Bretton Woods fiat money system becomes the new “barbarous relic” of global finance, leaving the West to pound sand down a rat hole, while the other two-thirds of the world do actual business for commodities that modern life can’t do without.

The result of all that? America and its partners in Western Civ resign from modern life and go medieval. Everything about America is looking more and more medieval — our rough living conditions, our lawlessness, our violent entertainments, our Hobbesian racketeering, our occult sexual preoccupations, our depraved elites, our quack science. Our center has not been holding for so long that hardly anyone even remembers where the center used to be. And now the bottom is falling out.

Hence, that pitiful scene in the White House this week with “Joe Biden” wandering aimlessly through a crowd focused on the charismatic Barack Obama — apparently tired of working-from-home. Even the luminous Dr. Jill has abandoned this hollow figurehead on Democracy’s flagship. You have to wonder if Mr. Putin saw the video, and if even he had to cringe at the sad spectacle of his antagonist’s ruin.



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  1. Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 9:53 am #

    Leviathan floundering, a crappy flopping???

    • Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 10:02 am #

      Dang it! I mis-spelled crappie. Flopping around like a crappie is how drug addicts describe what happens when they overdose – when what they “need” either kills them, or they can’t get it. Mostly though when they overdose. They will be on the floor just a flopping around, like a Pentecostal gets the Ghost!

      • Ishabaka April 8, 2022 at 10:03 am #

        Umm – folks who overdose on narcotics don’t “flop around”. They lie still, stop breathing, and turn blue.

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

          The flopping around like a crappie happens when opioid addicts are dope-sick and in physical withdrawal. Not lethal, but extremely uncomfortable.

        • stelmosfire April 8, 2022 at 10:17 am #

          Yep, boot the shit, stop breathing, and die Moefoe. To the tune of 100,000 youngsters a year. Times man-years lost. Way, way worse than Covid bullshit. 85 yo dies from the “flu” A couple shitty years lost. oh well a tragedy. 20 yo dies from dope 65 life years lost. x 100,000 Open the Borders!

          • redrock April 8, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

            For the over eighty crowd, fuck you kid.

          • stelmosfire April 9, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

            Ok than POS and the ass hole you refer to as a a mother.Fuck You

          • redrock April 9, 2022 at 11:04 pm #

            Your eloquence reveals your educational and emotional I Q.

        • Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 10:28 am #

          Not really. I had a client who was into about everything, and she described her crappie flopping to me when she OD’ed once. She is dead now at age 47.

          Then I had another client, who is not dead I think, and he had the same experience once, and he had to be narcanned. So I think it happens with OD’s and with withdrawal too.

          I flopped once, like a crappie, but it was in bed. I had been drinking, and my inhibitions were low. But I don’t want to talk about that 🙂

          • ThorsHammer April 9, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

            Penelope

            Nobody seems to have noticed, but the USA is not the only Leviathan floundering. China is imposing a total lockdown of over 25 million residents of Shanghai alone in a vain attempt to achieve an impossible target of ZERO COVID.

            The history of using lockdowns to control the COVID virus has been proven to be a total failure since the disease first emerged in late.2019. Lock down policies only have a theoretical chance of being effective in Islands with a centralized government capable of imposing total control over movements of their people, The closest thing to success was in Cuba at the start of the Pandemic. During the first year Cuba only had 37 deaths, while New York lost 77,000! But Cuba is an island nation heavily dependent upon tourism for the foreign exchange necessary to maintain the other facets of the economy. Once they started allowing foreigners back into the country they brought with them the Pandemic. A western-style vaccination program failed there as it has elsewhere, and now they have 8,000 active cases on record.

            Another island nation (New Zealand) attempted to reach zero COVID by isolating themselves, destroying their economy, and becoming the most totalitarian country in the Western Hemisphere. What they got instead was a citizenry with no opportunity to develop acquired immunity that is more susceptible to the early, more deadly variants of the disease once their borders began to crack.

            And finally. Sweden refused to follow the lock down polices of their neighboring Nordic countries and Europe. COVID had minimal impact upon their economy or life style, and medical impact less severe than their locked-down counterparts.

            The current dominant Omicron variant of COVID emerged first In South Africa. As it grew to become the dominant worldwide strain due to it’s high rate of infection, only THREE deaths were recorded world-wide for the first year. The official data from China (for what its worth) identify only two deaths. But by using the PCR testing which has no value whatsoever in identifying the presence of active COVID, a massive surge of new “cases” is used to point to a new pandemic and justify increasingly totalitarian measures.

            In countries like China and the US with sophisticated propaganda systems promoting centralized Medical Totalitarianism, once the Decision Makers promulgate a policy they are strongly motivated to cover their asses by doubling down on the policy rather than admitting their error.

            So we have the situation of the most powerful manufacturing economy in the world (China) is shooting themselves in both feet in pursuit of a Zero Covid goal that has zero chance of success. What is triply ironic is that the ogre they are trying to overcome is the Omicron mutation that is no more deadly than the common cold and provides acquired immunity far more effective than any “vaccine” Omicron is the cure for COVID. The mRNA genetic experiments from Pfizer are the problem.

            There is no limit to human stupidity.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 10:57 am #

          That happened to a young man of my acquaintance. He was ahead of the trend, in getting hold of some of the cheap heroin flooding the country.

          His “friends’ found him unconscious on the floor, and left him there. They did turn him over so he didn’t choke on his own vomit.

          When he was finally discovered by more responsible people, he was starting to turn blue.

          • C.O.Jones April 8, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

            Back in the band days, I had a picture of Keith Richards on my wall with the quote “I consider it the height of bad etiquette to turn blue in someone else’s bathroom” attributed to him.

            I’m not sure he actually said it but he got credit/blame for it.

          • boomer1 April 9, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

            Back to the article ,. douchebags!The new commenter thread about addicts proves the point that americans are easily distracted.It sure doesnt take long for a comment section to be corrupted by people trying to one up each other , Not to mention , the occasional troll.Maybe it’s because the piece is very disturbing and we know it rings true.We need Divine intervention STAT.

      • Hardrock April 8, 2022 at 10:44 am #

        Never mind the spelling….that was pretty clever….and it actually works on both counts.

        Icky – ology in the long emergency is a bitch. LOL, see what I did there!

        • Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

          Ouch! Yes, I did see! On a Word Play Scale of 1 to 10 I give that a 10! For its erudition and its merth!

      • Troy Skaggs April 8, 2022 at 11:12 am #

        What an empathetic soul. I love this site and find many of the commenters here erudite and thoughtful, but having experienced addiction up close, your comment is Dreadful Penny.

        Times are tense and I understand the need for humor, but I found your quip a tad mean spirited.

        • Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

          I am sorry that you did not enjoy it. I do not mean to hurt other commenter’s feelings (usually), but I have to live up to the “dreadful” part of my name! I have had relationships, of a sort, with many addicts, and I have learned to sort of view them as The Walking Dead. I try to enjoy what they bring to Life’s Table, and I have tried to help them too. But I have learned to realize that they are doing what they love to do, and they will most likely live screwed-up lives, and die young.

          For example, the woman that I mentioned, I paid for her to start Methadone Treatment out of my own pocket, and tried to help her in other ways too, such as finding employment. She had an accounting degree, and even kept up the lie that she was a CPA. I never busted her out on that part, because I figured if she ever TRULY got straight, that she would fess up. She died first. She had four children.

          The man I mentioned, was an excellent artist, and I swapped out legal work for his paintings. I let him stay at my house on several occasions, and I tried to help him too. No real luck there either.

          Don’t even get me started on the drunks I have known, or the other 100 pill a day addicts.

          So, maybe mentioning “crappie flopping” is insensitive. I don’t know. But I do not think people with addictions are not really sensitive to anything except getting what they want, and the people around them, and in their lives, should develop hard, thick skin, and prepare for the worst.

          • redrock April 8, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

            Watched one abandon eight children, take up with the drug people, strip a house of the last nickels worth of scrap, burn it hoping for insurance money and depart with an abusive piece of shit. Hardened my heart for my daughter.

          • Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

            You have to harden your heart, because we are all pretty much helpless when it comes to addicts. I used to think when addicts and drunks hit “rock bottom” that is when they might wake up. Nope. The ones I have known blow right thru rock bottom, and keep on going. Just a matter of time before they die. That is when they stop using.

            The only thing that might work is forced rehab in a rehab prison where they are locked up and forced to get clean and stay clean for several years. Make them get GEDs as a condition of release. Make them work 5 days a week while they are there. Hook them up with a job when they get out. Drug testing when there. Then release them and if there is a next-time, they go straight to real prison.

            The practical problem there is that we are not very good at running our current prison system, and there are so many addicts that oversight would be very difficult if whole new system was started.

          • Jarek April 8, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

            Men must learn to kill again. That is our only chance. Women too, if they have to or as backup to the Men.

          • Ancianoloco April 9, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

            Don’t let troy’s comment bother you. Part and parcel of the decline here is the growing ranks of the easily offended…what I call the professionally offended. Political correctness is not some new enlightenment, it’s censorship pure and simple. Censorship enforced with a sledgehammer and these snowflakes love the power it gives their meaningless existences.

          • ThorsHammer April 9, 2022 at 6:03 pm #

            Penelope

            Decades ago I had an interesting conversation with a guy I met at a back-country ski lodge. He owned a large rehab hospital in Nashville, with contracts with major corporations and ten doctors on staff. When a client’s employee reached the point of non-functionality the employers would put him on a plane with instructions to the stewardess to keep the patient drunk or shot up so he didn’t die in transit.

            Two things that stand out from that discussion. 1- alcohol withdrawal was more likely to trigger immediate death than heroin withdrawal. 2- The only way to generate long term success was to uncover the one thing in their life that they really cared most about and convince them that if they didn’t abandon their addiction they would loose it.

        • hilton33 April 9, 2022 at 9:56 am #

          The truth is the truth. Dosen’t matter if you think it’s mean spirited. I’ve experienced addiction personally, from the seventies up until the early nineties. I’ve never seen anyone who has overdosed on heroin, flop around like a fish though, more like nodding off and slumping over.

          • hilton33 April 9, 2022 at 11:11 am #

            There’s a saying that goes something like, addicts and alcoholics don’t have friends or family they have hostages.

      • Alzaebo April 8, 2022 at 8:59 pm #

        We call that “doing the tuna.”

    • chopper April 8, 2022 at 11:44 am #

      Video of Joe wandering aimlessly amid the Dems is evidence that they realize this guy is bringing down their opportunity to hold on to power in Washington. I say “Enjoy it while you can.” Because America has had it with these globalists and their destroy/rebuild plan.

      • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 11:57 am #

        I thought it was more evidence that top-level politicians are simple animals not unlike a flock of chickens. I am mildly relieved that they did not get it into their bird brains to fall upon Biden, cannibalizing him as the C-SPAN camera rolled.

      • C.O.Jones April 8, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

        It’s definitely an “order out of chaos” plan but I’m waiting for Americans to prove they’ve had it with these globalists.

        I don’t see them doing anything about it, ever.

      • happiface April 9, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

        not going to matter very soon–china is flying troop transports into eastern euro land–military trains have left china and headed to Moscow is the speculation–party on—i think they want to cut off all the movement of nato,usa from poland..who knows

    • WEXX April 9, 2022 at 8:01 am #

      Posts like this beg the question:
      “Why are people (groups and individuals) advocates of their own destruction?”
      The paid off in positions that can damage and destroy this country will be the first to have their heads on a pike when the house of cards falls. The real question is why has this been continuing longer than a human lifetime? The manipulation and manufactured failure of this county did not happen overnight, it has been going on since 1629 so there is much more behind the curtain than what we know.

      • Warren April 9, 2022 at 1:51 pm #

        There are going to be so many LEOs and other Deep State Totalitarian regime enforcers, like the cops in Michigan and the health officials in New York, who are “Just doing my job” until s/he can get to their pension and retire.
        Only to find out that they helped bring down the system that provided their pensions and now are living in a dystopian future that’s partially of their making.

      • Ron Anselmo April 9, 2022 at 11:13 pm #

        “The real question is why has this been continuing longer than a human lifetime?” ~ WEXX

        WEXX – what we allow becomes acceptable. We have continued to allow it, so it has become acceptable.

        Simple as that.

  2. lizharmon April 8, 2022 at 9:54 am #

    The plane is losing altitude but we’re still in the clouds and it’s difficult to see where the ground is. Kind of feels like we’re getting closer, but I fear it’s still a long way down. The flight crew is unresponsive. There’s no bringing them back. KMAG YOYO

    • David Webb April 8, 2022 at 10:48 am #

      Pressurization has been lost in the cockpit, unfortunately for the passengers, not in the cabin.

    • Jarek April 8, 2022 at 11:37 am #

      Maybe. But sometimes the ground is very high (mountains) and we may be swatted out of the sky by one such protuberance.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 11:52 am #

      Speaking of feeling, does anyone else feel the weight? The weight of what, exactly, I don’t know.

      Is it the weight of waiting?

      There is something in the air.

      • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

        Yes. I do. But “impossible” events keep happening at an increasingly sped-up pace. I am at least glad that whatever relief we get is closer now than it was yesterday. It is only hindsight that will tell us what the worst of it was.

        • Ancianoloco April 9, 2022 at 5:22 pm #

          My guess is an earth populated by 4-500 million low IQ slaves who are just dumb and indoctrinated enough to want their bondage. Hope I’m wrong. I usually am.

      • Jarek April 8, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

        Sensitive people felt it before the Russian Revolution as well. The coming Horror.

      • Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

        I do! It is a sense of Impending Doom! (Or maybe my Biological Clock is going off??? Self: Remember to hit Snooze Button!)

        I think this is why we have such a fascination with zombies. I also think that zombies are our subconscious collective realization that the hoods and ghettos are about to explode out in a frenzy of kill, smash, grab across white neighborhoods. Wayward Pines was a great example. But that is a side note. I will try to channel Jung and see if I am correct about that.

        One of our writers, Mick Dumdell, did a great piece on this, back in 2015, although I think he is an idiot usually.

        https://pansiesforplato.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/wayward-white-privilege/comment-page-1/

        But anyway, yes I do feel something. It makes me think of this, which I hope you enjoy!

        “There’s a certain Slant of light”
        (1890)
        Emily Dickinson
        (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886)

        There’s a certain Slant of light,
        Winter Afternoons –
        That oppresses, like the Heft
        Of Cathedral Tunes –

        Heavenly Hurt, it gives us –
        We can find no scar,
        But internal difference,
        Where the Meanings, are –

        None may teach it – Any –
        ‘Tis the Seal Despair –
        An imperial affliction
        Sent us of the Air –

        When it comes, the Landscape listens –
        Shadows – hold their breath –
        When it goes, ’tis like the Distance
        On the look of Death –

        • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

          I do like that. If I ever have seen that poem before, it would have been back in my high school days.

          Thank you.

          • Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

            IIRC, that is when I discovered it. Conrad Aiken’s Anthology of American Poetry again, IIRC. I was in High School Debate, and when we would visit a college campus for a tournament, I would always check out the college book store. That is when I got it, and I loved most of the poems in the book. Years later, I saw a book The Coming Forth by Day of Osiris Jones, by him, and I grabbed it! Great book!

          • Jarek April 8, 2022 at 6:19 pm #

            Been watching the old Twilight Zone. How does the episode “Secret Snow” match up with the Aiken story it is based on?

          • BackRowHeckler April 8, 2022 at 6:30 pm #

            Phew Conrad Aiken, haven’t heard that name in a long time.

            He was Malcolm Lowry’s mentor. I believe Lowry dedicated ‘Under the Volcano’ to Aiken.

          • Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 10:24 pm #

            Jarek, I will have to look that up. I do not know Secret Snow.

          • SpeedyBB April 9, 2022 at 1:46 am #

            I quite enjoyed Aiken’s work when in university (early 1960s). Not sure I’d feel the same these days.

            Dickenson, Poe, that dreary late 19th Century atmosphere leaves me cold.

            Like reading any “Catholic poet”: the number you are calling has been disconnected.

          • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 11:46 am #

            Wiki

            “Silent Snow, Secret Snow” (1934) is Conrad Aiken’s best-known short story, often included in anthologies of classic American horror and fantasy short fiction. It appeared in The Collected Stories of Conrad Aiken in 1934, and since then has been widely anthologized.

            Maybe you have only been focused on his poetry? For my part, I have perused and/or bought many horror anthologies without ever seeing this. Nor have I ever seen him in print anywhere. Just my chance? Or is he a forgotten figure?

        • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 5:22 pm #

          I love Emily Dickinson, but my husband ruined her a little bit for me by pointing out that you can sing every one of her poems to the tune of “Gilligan’s Island”.

          • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 6:16 pm #

            Or The Yellow Rose of Texas 😉

        • Ancianoloco April 9, 2022 at 5:27 pm #

          That’s a possibility. Another possibility is New Orleans after Katrina, where the rioting was limited and people sat and awaited “rescue”. Meanwhile, it only took a relative handful of National Guardsmen to secure the bridges and keep potential trouble makers bottled up.

      • Night Owl April 8, 2022 at 4:51 pm #

        Of course. They are going to attempt to crash the global economy.

        They already told us so, just like Billy G and the Faucinator told us that a pandemic was coming during Trump’s presidency.

        They will pursue the plan outlined in the Lockstep document.

        How bad will it be? IDK. But it’s coming soon, and they will try and force you on a digital currency to get back on your feet. This is really the only way they can make their wet dream reality.

      • Hereward the Woke April 8, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

        Beryl, I feel it in my guts. Wake up with a heavy feeling that isn’t my dear wife’s cooking. It’s almost like schizophrenia. You read things like JHK about how things are going belly up. Then you go outside and mix with people who think the most important things in life right now are getting their 98th death jab and the upcoming soccer World Cup.

        • Ancianoloco April 9, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

          Don’t forget Green Alba quoting CNBC and waiting for Rachel Maddow to fill her in on the rest.

          • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 5:51 pm #

            What quote was that, ancient one? I don’t even know what Rachel Maddow looks like, and I had to look up what CNBC stands for, but don’t let that trouble you, oh dopey one.

            Did your cat piss on your cornflakes?

  3. Ishabaka April 8, 2022 at 10:01 am #

    Ever wonder why Russia and China were buying those tons of gold every year for the past 20-25 years? Now you know.

    • Anon1970 April 8, 2022 at 11:13 am #

      In the meantime, Canada sold all of its official gold holdings by 2016.

      • woe April 8, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

        Like some goddamned fools.

        • Amman April 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm #

          No, nothing of the sort. Business as usual.

        • Night Owl April 8, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

          Following orders. The Schwabster didn’t single out Trudeau for nothing when he was bragging.

      • Song Sabai April 9, 2022 at 1:47 am #

        They reached an all time high of 46 Tonnes in the first quarter of 2000…..and then, there were none!
        Looks like the net buyers were the central banks…it was only collecting dust anyhow.

      • SpeedyBB April 9, 2022 at 5:24 am #

        That’s precious. I clearly remember in the 1980s when central banks everywhere were bleating about having to spend good money to store bullion.

        “What is this, ancient Rome? How ridiculous, having to store this useless metal.”

        You never heard such whining from Moscow or Beijing.

      • Warren April 9, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

        UK did the same thing 1999-2002 under Chancellor Gordon Brown, he sold it for something like $290.00 an ounce.

        • Kim April 10, 2022 at 1:17 am #

          The famous “Brown’s Bottom”.

    • Not_GeorgeT April 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm #

      Such a well-taken point.

      Published reports about China’s holdings often have disclaimers i.e. it’s a closed system, the amounts are likely much higher.

      Maybe Russia is a little more open (or not). My recollection is they put up a lot of USD debt instruments as collateral for pm purchases a couple or more years back.

      Worthless $$ for the ‘barbaric relic’. What is becoming the ‘barbaric relic’ now?

      • Kim April 10, 2022 at 1:21 am #

        China mines 300 tons a year and have done since 1980.

        None of it is exported.

        There’s 12,000 tons right there.

  4. megabeth April 8, 2022 at 10:05 am #

    Currently reading Joe Haldeman’s 2005 SF novel _Old Twentieth_, and it begins with a Great Reset using a plague agent that kills 7 billion plebes, leaving an elite to rebuild, then flounder around for some kind of purpose, and ultimately miss the mark. What is unnerving about the novel is the precision of Haldeman’s observations of human nature, almost 2 decades before our current liminal state. There is even an argument between a husband and wife during a flu outbreak about the efficacy of wearing a mask.

    • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      Looks like a good read!

    • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 10:44 am #

      Speaking of novels and government, this is something one of Alex Berenson’s readers brought up in response to a couple of his articles about bioweapons:

      https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/a-fascinating-note-from-a-reader/comments?s=r

    • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 11:22 am #

      So much predictive programming material out there it’s just mind-blowing.

      • Night Owl April 8, 2022 at 4:54 pm #

        Yeah. Today I was cleaning the reef tank and my kid had a cartoon show on in the background.

        My ears pricked up at one segment where the characters began to talk in-depth about “believeing in science,” regardless of what anyone might tell them.

        This was on a German public TV channel. The propaganda is literally everywhere now.

        • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 6:19 pm #

          There are “Please donate to Ukraine” link on every single website.

          But, there’s no way people could possibly coordinate something like that so quickly!

          (my friend’s reason for not believing any ‘conspiracy theories’).

          • Islander April 8, 2022 at 8:29 pm #

            And who knows where the money actually goes?

            It is, actually, pretty hard to get anything into and out of Ukraine. I heard via personal contacts of a German musician who tried to send 3,000 euros to some families in the Donbass. In the end she had to send the money via Western Union. No banks could handle the transaction. her group collected another 6,000 euros but so far had not found a way to send it.

            So the money is probably going to refugees outside ukr.

            But they seem to be getting a lot of help already—for instance, from governments and big govt aid operations. Also, people are generously opening their homes to them and a lot fo the guests are apparently quite picky. . And, I reckon a lot of them are neoNazis/white jihadis.

            I am not heartless. But my heart goes out to those in the Donbas and children in Afghanistan more than to Ukrainian refugees.

          • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 9:48 pm #

            Jesus Kee-RIST!

          • Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 10:29 pm #

            My BFF sent $25 to a Ukrainian shop she had done business with before. The Shop sent her an email, and she made a “purchase”, knowing the item would not be delivered. But it was a personal thing for her, not her picking the Ukrainian side,

    • Jarek April 8, 2022 at 11:41 am #

      Interesting. I read his Forever War series: In order to contain human population, they found a way to turn everyone gay. They also started a war with an alien race. The soldier protagonist wakes up after a long interstellar sleep and finds he is a Hetero perv and freak in a world gone gay. He wrote these a long time ago and sounds like he has come a long way since then.

      Some say that certain writers work for the CIA and charged with “predictive programming” of the population.

      • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 11:49 am #

        Check out his _Forever Free_ for the sequel to that book.

        Haldeman wrote me an e-mail back in the days of the old Usenet free-for-all to point out that the book was both pro-capitalist and in favor of peace, after reading a Usenet discussion I’d taken part in. At the time, he was teaching writing at MIT.

        Haldeman is a thoroughly traumatized Viet Nam veteran, having left his genitalia in Indochina back in the late 60s.

        • Jarek April 8, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

          Ouchie. I think I read that one. He find his lost lover who had gone to sleep to wait for him on a Hetero Perv world called Middle Finger.

          A few of the Gays (now a clone species) were there too. They turned out to be Ok too, just like the Aliens.

          it’s White Heteros or Hets who cause all the problems, Beth.

          • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

            Can’t argue with that, Janos. No, really. They’re affluent, white, hetero, XX, box wine-swilling troublemakers, though, in search of expiation.

            In the book, our sympathies were guided toward the (mostly white) hets and converted “homes” who were kept on Middle Finger as a diverse gene pool, in case something went wrong with the homo-hivemind, you will recall.

            My favorite moment in that yarn was set in Disneyworld, where Mandella in a fighting suit rips apart Robotic Goofy and flings his limbs to the four points of the compass. Magnificent set piece for 2022!

      • Hereward the Woke April 8, 2022 at 5:12 pm #

        Jarek, there’s a much easier and cheaper way of turning everyone gay: just give them a marriage proposal from Stacey Adams.

        • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 9:54 pm #

          She needs to deliver it herself, that Grimace- looking fuck.

      • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 9:53 pm #

        Just a linky for you, Janos. Later on, it deals with Haldeman’s Worlds trilogy, which is my favorite. If anything steadied me when I was nineteen, it would have been the Worlds trilogy, left-leaning libertarian that I was.

        The last line of the trilogy made me cry–and also made me want to take a shower.

        http://web.mit.edu/m-i-t/science_fiction/profiles/haldeman.html

    • Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

      I will check out that book! There is a book that I will tell you all about when I get my copy delivered, and safe within my long, well-manicured fingers! Everybody has been asking super-high prices for it, but just today I found a copy for under $10! But I want to actually hold it, and caress its little worn paperback covers before I let the secret out! Pray for quick delivery!

    • Alzaebo April 8, 2022 at 9:54 pm #

      For something uplifting, wry, and delightfully feminine, Bruce Sterling’s “Holy Fire”, witten in…1988, or thereabouts?

      The old woman, something of a political powerhouse, tries an experimental rejuvenation treatment.

      She finds herself becoming…24. Again.
      The young woman she was, during the terrible Plague Years of the 2020s.

      My favorite scene, one of many:

      A haute couterie takes a fancy to the oddly cosmopolitan young lady and asks her to model this season’s opening.

      Before the catwalk, Phillipe, the cosmetician, announces he’s ready to do her face.

      “That’s quite alright, I’ve already got my makeup on,” she says.

      Phillipe’s eyes grow wide as he studies her intently.
      “Oh no no no no,” he moans, turning to call his assistants for his brushes and paints, this very instant.

  5. Hereward the Woke April 8, 2022 at 10:05 am #

    Jim, I think you are doing the medieval age a disservice. There were actually some good things going down back then, including a certain amount of healthy spirituality. I’d argue that our current age is more evil than medieval.

    • TaxDonkey April 8, 2022 at 10:27 am #

      At least they had laws against usury, along with their head lice.

      • Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 10:36 am #

        Amen! BTW, I used to have a book, and now I can not find it, It was written well over a hundred years ago, and I want to say the name was “On Usury”, but I can not find it online or the author. It was detailed on various ways around usury laws. Have you any knowledge on this??? I would sure appreciate some help so that I can buy it.

        • Islander April 8, 2022 at 10:46 am #

          I don’t know the title you are referring to, but a good modern substitute might be Michael Hudson’s “. . . and forgive them their debts”:

          https://michael-hudson.com/2018/08/and-forgive-them-their-debts/

          BTW, when I learned the Lord’s Prayer it was “Forgive them their trespasses, and forgive those who trespass against us.”

          • messianicdruid April 8, 2022 at 11:46 am #

            “Monetary reformers dot our landscape, the majority of whom consider that Christian faith is an evil that works against society’s best interests. They consider that the outlawing of interest in moneylending would be a legal practice that will actually be the act of an all powerful state…I once had been active in their ‘Google Social Credit’ forum. At the time many of my own ideas were still in a formative stage. But after reading Michael Hoffman’s book Usury in Christendom, it became obvious that an all-knowing super intelligent being informed us three and a half millennia ago that the only way to administer a financial system that will benefit all is without the usury.”

            Michigan-based economist Daniel Krynicki

        • Jarek April 8, 2022 at 11:47 am #

          Just pulled out my Loretto Publications catalogue. Could it be G.K Chesterton’s “Utopia of Usurers”?

          Needless to say the Church stopped following its own prescriptions a long time ago. Ultimately even merging its finances with the Rothschilds. What utter folly.

          • Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

            No. IIRC, it was written in the 1500s or 1600s. The language was not of that age, but I recall some of the schemes around usury being in it. Like Ahab the Arab wants to lend Abdul 100 shekels. BUT, Ahab can not charge interest. What to do??? OH! Lightbulbs! Ahab will “buy” Abduls camel for 100 shekels, and Abdul promises to buy it back at a future set date for 125 shekels! It had stuff like that in it. It was not a short pamphlet like book. It was hardback, and very readable. I can not find that one, or my Georgia Lawyer one that I am almost certain was called “Common Law.” I did order one today that may be it. I hate losing good books with a passion.

          • Jarek April 8, 2022 at 6:14 pm #

            https://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/blackstone.asp

            Blackstone’s Commentary on the Laws of England?

          • Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 11:34 pm #

            @Jarek,

            No. Not that one either, but thanks for trying.

          • Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 11:49 pm #

            It may be this one. The authors name seems unfamiliar. A Treatise upon the Law of Usury and Annuities
            by Francis Plowden

            I will see if I can find a cheap copy somewhere.

      • Alzaebo April 8, 2022 at 10:12 pm #

        When I hear “usury”, please remember, there’s a difference between a risk premium and debt bondage, that is, interest on interest, payments forever.

        Debt bondage is the hallmark of MidEastern (Semitic) economies.

        • Alzaebo April 8, 2022 at 10:15 pm #

          An common example of debt bondage is a four year-old boy working in a Pakistani brickyard because his grandfather’s grandfather borrowed a sum.

          • Alzaebo April 8, 2022 at 10:21 pm #

            pss- it most likely was Augustine, the 1st century father of economics.

            I believe he spoke at length as what looming debt had done to the Empire, and how it had driven Imperial politics.

    • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 11:23 am #

      Or more flat-out dystopian.

    • DrTomSchmidt April 8, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

      Everything about America is looking more and more medieval — our rough living conditions, our lawlessness, our violent entertainments, our Hobbesian racketeering, our occult sexual preoccupations, our depraved elites, our quack science.

      We should be so lucky to be medieval, when the feudal system meant privileges AND obligations for the elite. It was also far more egalitarian than the age of conquest, and there was no slavery in Western Civ. There was also law and quite a bit of justice, racketeers had much smaller populations to mulct, the elites were far from depraved, and Roger Bacon and others had set a solid scientific basis for knowledge.

      What really killed off the Middle Ages was climate change in the early 14th century, with cold causing crop failures and famine, weakening a population that faced a REAL pandemic, bubonic plague.

      We are living through something far worse, like a Roman society that has destroyed any of the benefits of Roman citizenship, but cannot maintain the roads, the imperial navy, or be bothered to birth enough children to perpetuate itself.

    • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 6:20 pm #

      At least the planet wasn’t so poisoned back then.

  6. a kullervo April 8, 2022 at 10:05 am #

    A simple rule:
    – If living alone is hard, people who live together must do what they can to help each other.

    A rule so simple, so basic, that it has been forgotten.
    Of course, this is a rule which only applies to small groups: in small groups, the individual is the main component, and the individual can compromise without being annihilated; in large groups (e.g., nations), the main component is the subgroup, and a subgroup cannot compromise without risking annihilation.
    Thus, a question arises: how can a large group be kept in a functional status?
    – By dramatically curtailing the subgroups number; and/or
    – by forcingly diluting the core traits of all subgroups.

    How to achieve this?
    – Organized (state) religion is the least violent way to do it.

    (Some nations have tried to replace organized religion with organized sports; naturally, it failed: not only organized sports cannot dilute subgroups, but it multiplies them and reinforces their core traits.)

    Anyhow, if mankind’s top priority is to overextend human presence on the planet, three requisites are to be met (the first two human dependent, the last human independent):
    – Eugenics;
    – World population strict control;
    – The Eternal’s will.

    Would it be reasonable to bet against the third?

    • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 10:16 am #

      Eternal’s will is the only bet I would make, because human nature never changes, despite the utopians’ hubris.

      Ever heard of Dunham’s Number? It has something to do with the maximal number of trustworthy people an individual can accommodate, and it explains why communism just does not scale upward from the family or clan unit.

      • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 10:47 am #

        Yeah, I think Communism would likely scale best as tribalism. The trouble there is, how to get the tribes to get along? Or is a certain amount of violence just inherent in the human condition the same as animals, and the challenge is to balance it out so that it’s productive and not destructive overall for the species? Perhaps that’s the key to preventing overpopulation in the first place?

      • Islander April 8, 2022 at 10:47 am #

        the idea that the family is trustworthy is . . .I don’t know . . . not really supported by reality.

        Some families, or some family members, may be trustworthy, but the family qua family is not.

        • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 11:15 am #

          Without looking it up, I think Dunham’s Number is not about trustworthiness per se, but it seems to be implied. It is more about a person’s not being able to handle more than ~200 people as “known quantities”. So, if you have some assholes in an otherwise functional family, you know about it, and can at least try to keep them in check or form them properly within the scope of the family. In any case, communism on a small scale does work. Scaling it up infantilizes adults and opens the door for massive, unchecked abuses.

          • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 11:24 am #

            Well said.

    • Jarek April 8, 2022 at 11:52 am #

      Christianity has a very poorly developed doctrine of Providence. Hindus and Buddhists don’t worry about things like curbing the population in the same way. The beings who need to be born will be born elsewhere in other realms or on other planets. Or if here, at some later point.

      Christianity is terrified that beings are being exterminated by not allowing the maximum to be born here and now. As if they are in control and not God.

      • a kullervo April 8, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

        Abrahamic religions have degraded The Eternal to the role of an anthropocentric god (“God does nothing but to circle around Man, whether to punish or reward him.”)
        Difficult times are also fertile times (like the soil fertilized by the ashes after the fire): new religions will appear, in case there’s still some humans around – some will use them wisely, some won’t; there’s nothing new under the Sun.

        • CrusherMuldoon April 8, 2022 at 4:25 pm #

          Those “Abrahamic religions” have been around for close to 3500 years. That’s quite a lot of “difficult times”

      • Alzaebo April 8, 2022 at 10:44 pm #

        A discussion like this would benefit from theapolloniantransnsmission.com.

        The Apollonian Transmission explores the early roots of the Bible.

        The Old Testament is primarily a political history, with a definite ethnocentric agenda. The Christians, tacking those pamphlets on the end, changed its direction (for them.)

        It wasn’t written for the Christian ethnicities, nor as a guide to the super-natural. Our dear Christians literally do not know what it is that they are reading, nor that it reflects a spiritual, cultural, and ethnic civil war within the original population.

        • Alzaebo April 8, 2022 at 10:52 pm #

          PS- the Q’uran and Vedic Mabahrata also are political code histories from this period of demographic contention.

          The Q’uran is entirely a political artifice, as well, in the 5000 year-old war between races…and their Gods.

          • Alzaebo April 8, 2022 at 11:03 pm #

            pss- the civil war was why the OT was written. Their society, riven in two, was struggling with something they couldn’t understand, as do religions today.

            The radical minority won, and gave us their version.

        • a kullervo April 9, 2022 at 1:39 am #

          @Alzaebo

          Thank you for the insights.

          Allow me to make it clear, if possible: I believe in The Eternal (just a practical handle for an Entity which cannot be expressed by any human sound – yes, Laozi is an influence; and because ‘God’ has become a somehow tainted term) and Radical Acceptance is the way I convey my creed. What is Radical Acceptance? To accept all Creation and Destruction without questionning (or, more precisely, avoiding doubt as much as I can): all things are necessary, until they no longer are.

    • SpeedyBB April 9, 2022 at 8:25 am #

      A Kullervo wrote “…Anyhow, if mankind’s top priority is to overextend human presence on the planet, three requisites are to be met…”

      May I add a fourth: institutionalized homosexual relationships. Now watch all my fellow wrinklies wrinkle their brows and shake snowy heads violently.

      Easiest way of all. I’m actually surprised the PRC didn’t figure it out, when they had the one-child policy. Of course the policy-makers there are all fat old squares for whom the subject is not only taboo but inexplicable.

      Why is it so scorned and persecuted? Could it be because same-sex love has such attractive aspects? If it was truly “unnatural” wouldn’t it just … disappear?

      For one thing …

      https://www.stophavingkids.org/parenthood-regret

      Of course this movement is impractical, as it is only whites who would be interested: the ooga-booga ethnics will just double down and have three times as many.

      Thus the [intended / unintended / reluctantly accepted / embraced] Great Replacement.

  7. neurodoc April 8, 2022 at 10:11 am #

    The doctors, and their masters, the mba’s, in the medical centers with which I am familiar, appear to have the belief, or exhibit the belief, that the vaxx is safe and effective, and ALL of the talk of myocarditis, AIDs, and other side effects, are from tin foil hat people on the internet. In 2022, doctors that are hospital based live in a psychotic bubble, mirroring each other and talking the talk that their mba masters want to hear. They will be shocked, indignant, and amazed if and/or when any Nuremberg type hearings take place (which I doubt will happen, as the US Corp’s court system is corrupt beyond imagination). I can just hear them, “who do these people think they are; they know nothing!!.”

    Finding myself at max intolerance of the above idiocracy, I resigned from my medical center position last week; my colleagues were shocked, amazed and indignant when I told them that I could no longer tolerate being associated with an institution characterized by mass formation psychosis. BTW, most of them thought that mass formation psychosis referred to the ‘internet people’ trash talking the safe and effective ‘vax.’ They are clueless and out of touch with reality as JHK alludes. Amerikan health care has collapsed, but they just don’t know it yet. Beware and stay the hell out of hospitals at all costs. OR, alternatively, go to Mexico for hospital care.

    • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 10:23 am #

      Congratulations on making your move and not living a lie. Massive respect to you. Any plans for private practice?

      I continue to try to subvert things within my RN scope, but from a per diem job that does not require me to take the jab, give the jab, or repeat the orthodoxy.

      • neurodoc April 8, 2022 at 10:29 am #

        I’ve been in private practice for 20+ years in my own neuro-rehab clinic. I just taught and did consults at the medical center. A few extra bucks was not work putting up with hearing their incessant bullshit.

        • neurodoc April 8, 2022 at 10:32 am #

          I meant to write ‘not worth putting up with…’.

          • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

            Hardrock

            Everything dealing with Covid has been suppressed. DC deserves to be blown up for its suppression of any R&D relative to Covid or the Vaxx, let alone any data reduction on the Vaers and other reports of the effects of both the disease and the Vaxx.

            IMHO, the large, 40%, I believe, increase in deaths, is due to the invasion of the Body America by the S protein. It has been known for a couple of generations now how much of a killer chronic inflammation is. The virus itself is a source of large amounts of inflammation as we learn about the effects of long term Covid. The Vaxx, being a generator of S proteins just adds to the mix.

            Stupid!

          • IowaBlackHawk April 10, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

            Thank you neuro doc, I wish you were my doctor. I have zero confidence in my healthcare now. I view my GP, cancer and heart docs as the Man Machine Interface, MMI, to the prescription-granting machine, AKA. The Beast. Once every quarter, I have to enter the Belly of the Beast to be granted the right to buy humalog and insulin pump parts. Otherwise, I will die. I have been facing this same life or death situation for 47 years.

            My GP is an older lady who knows what is going on somewhat and is mad about it. She says, “It is what it is,” which truly enrages me. She managed to kill her own mother with remdesivir and a ventilator. So I sincerely thank you for your courage and fidelity to your oath.

            I plan to rob pharmacy refrigerators when it becomes necessary. It is what it is.

        • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 10:39 am #

          Good for you! Most physicians whom I know seem thoroughly harnessed into Big Clinic and are helpless, at the moment.

          I just had an EMG from a semi-retired neurologist yesterday who is pretty relieved not to NEED to keep working within the system.

          • Hardrock April 8, 2022 at 10:53 am #

            Can anyone suggest any sites that provide data on the life insurance company all-cause death claims? I saw the initial numbers from ONE company but I have not seen or heard anything since.

            Is this real? Is it being suppressed?

          • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 11:52 am #

            If it’s real you can bet that it’s suppressed.

          • SW April 8, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

            @neurodoc — there are already plans to replace you with 1 and 1/2 nurse practitioners. One specializes in checking the patient’s pupils, the other with having him touch his nose with his finger. In other words, a complete neuro exam.

          • Night Owl April 8, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

            SW, you are only half right.

            The actual plan is to replace neurodoc with computer software and health supply depots, where the patients who received their bot-based prescription can go pick up their medication.

            Access only available to those with a digital SSI pass and proof of a full course “vaccination.”

            I literally just had a document declaring all of this land on my desk at work yesterday.

          • GreenAlba April 8, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

            Same thing here, Night Owl. Health Secretary made a speech at the ‘Digital Transformation Summit’ hosted by the Health Service Journal, saying the public need to understand that the covid pass is for life and not just for covid. And that it will be the gateway to NHS services.

            Meanwhile what the public were told in England was simply that the passes had been cancelled.

            For the insiders:

            https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/health-and-social-care-secretary-sajid-javid-hsj-digital-transformation-summit-speech

            For the hoi polloi:

            https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10400971/Sajid-Javid-scrap-Covid-passes-fortnight.html

          • SW April 8, 2022 at 9:17 pm #

            @ night owl & greenalba—that’s terrifying in its implications. And if these requirements are extended to include your family, who will risk not having access to medical care for them? No one. So it’s a carrot/stick model for submission.

          • Warren April 9, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

            If you go to
            https://gettr.com/user/edwarddowd

            Or.

            https://gettr.com/user/milomac

            They are both posting and updating the insurance claim information

          • Night Owl April 9, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

            Yeah, I saw that, GA.

            They are putting the pedal to the metal.

      • Alzaebo April 8, 2022 at 11:06 pm #

        MASSIVE respect, to both of you.
        And wow, neurodoc, just wow.

        You are both at the center of the storm.

    • stelmosfire April 8, 2022 at 10:29 am #

      Doc, you expressed interest in Mexico. You and JohnAZ, You also have talked about heavy metals. Just wonderin’ . Mexico I have heard has one shop and very strict laws.

      • neurodoc April 8, 2022 at 10:36 am #

        I haven’t heard about that, but overall Mexico, based on conversations with many associates and friends there (including one of my practice’s attorneys), is overall much less authoritarian than the US, doesn’t care if people are ‘vaxxed’ or not, and is overall a laid back place with good medical care. Will check out the precious metals issue with the attorney in cancun.

      • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 11:50 am #

        Mexico is a shared governance between the Federal government and the cartels. Both “ignore the other”. The presence of Federal police has existed in Mexico for a long time. Everywhere.

        As far as fear of the cartels, just think about the major cities in the US where the cartels exist here. Would you rather live in Guadalajara or South Chicago? The loss of law enforcement control here puts us on par or worse that Mexico.

        Again, You Tube has lots of information on Expats in Mexico. Judge for yourself.

        Neurodoc

        In 2012, a group of independent drug pushers moved into the Lake Chapala region, I would guess to take advantage of the Expat population. The cartels took care of them in short order.

        Also, a good resource is the Lake Chapala Society which is an Expat group in Ajijic.

        • neurodoc April 8, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

          AZ: My contacts in Mexico would agree with you 100% re the above description of Mexico. They ALL, without exception, say that it’s safer than even most mid size US cities, unless you deal with the drug dealers and try to screw them. Give me any place in Mex rather than South Chicago any day. BTW: Ajijic looks great! Definitely on our top 5 assessment list. THX.

          • ThorsHammer April 9, 2022 at 12:19 am #

            Ajijic— perfect if you are looking for a place where the Gringo expat majority is striving to duplicate the swimming pool lifestyle they left behind in suburban Southern California. They even had a brief round of gang warfare as the ruling cartel moved in to exterminate a small band of locals who had begun to supply the expats.

    • draupnir April 8, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      My grandaughter is at the clinic with her baby for the six-month checkup. She knows not to let them give the child the covid vax, thank God.

      • sanspeur April 8, 2022 at 11:28 am #

        My 6mo grandson will not get ANY vax from pharma until they are held to account for C-19 vax. Had to practically fight the nurses at the hospital to get him out of their unscathed by a needle.

        How can you trust anything from them now?

        Luckily my son and his wife are on-board. Breast feeding from a well nourished mother will keep him healthy well into his teens without any Pharma fu(kups.

        • draupnir April 8, 2022 at 11:34 am #

          I told her not to let them give her that hepatitis vax in the hospital. Why they would vaccinate a newborn against a sexually transmitted disease makes me suspicious, but she decided to give her all recommended vaccines other than the covid. Really, who knows what’s in those things now.

          • Anthea April 8, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

            Best to go full-on anti-vax–especially now that we know just how unscrupulous the medical establishment is.

            I also see no need for a six-month check-up, if the child is healthy. These people are ghouls who should not be allowed within a mile of a child.

          • Alzaebo April 8, 2022 at 11:14 pm #

            Hear hear, all!
            I only had stepkids, and barely paid attention, but you actual parents, now?

            Good lord. I can’t begin to imagine what’s on your plate.

            You are all of you bloody champions!
            I bow, I abase myself before you.
            I cannot compare to such heroes.

        • Mac April 9, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

          Not sure I would recommend breast feeding into his teens.

    • Ron Anselmo April 8, 2022 at 10:36 am #

      Good for you Doc. Liberating, isn’t it?

      A saying my father instilled in my brother & I – “A man is who he surrounds himself with”. I hear you loud & clear on the need to no longer be surrounded by such people.

      Live well my friend, you’ve made the right decision – it really is the best revenge – short of hanging every single one of them.

    • Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      Kudos! The folks in my profession at the upper levels go off the deep end quite a lot. Particularly the ones schooled in the Northeastern schools. Now, it has spread to a lot of the younger ones who have graduated and have silly ideas about things, The ones who end up working with criminal clients change their minds quickly.

    • MiddlePeninsula April 8, 2022 at 10:47 am #

      The local teaching hospital has dropped all pretenses. They are now billing me the disallowed amount from my insurance company. My benefit statement says “it is the negotiated amount and not the member responsibility”. They just built a new building so I guess they are hard up for money. I’ve done an entire review of my account. I told then to go ahead and sue me. No answer to the emails and my certified letter. I guess when I go for my next appointment, I will be shown the door.

      • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 11:25 am #

        Holy crap, that’s low. It sounds as if this should be between your hospital and insurance company, though. If all else fails, you can probably get away with making a $25/mo. payment to the hospital, if you are anxious enough to remain in their care.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

          One thing I noticed after Obamacare, a sharp increase in the battles between the insurers, the hospitals, the doctor’s offices, and the pharmacies over who is responsible for doing what.

          I intervened for a relative who had a bill she did not owe sent to collections.

          I got it straightened out, despite their using HIPPA as an excuse, and what I later discovered is that the hospital in question was well aware that people were having these issues, and didn’t bother to do anything about it.

          They probably still haven’t fixed it.

          • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

            Obama promised the insurance industry lots of new customers if they went along with Obamacare.

            Never happened. No wonder the insurance types want no part of it.

          • Alzaebo April 8, 2022 at 11:18 pm #

            And thanks to Obamacare, tons of their vaunted “pre-existing conditions”- the main excuse- cannot find coverage at any price. They are entirely excluded now.

    • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 10:48 am #

      You da man, Neurodoc!!!

    • Jarek April 8, 2022 at 11:53 am #

      Bravo. Such courage is rare.

    • ThorsHammer April 8, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

      neurodoc

      My long term physician operated his own private practice for several decades before being absorbed by the dominant hospital group in our state. I’ve always respected his intelligence and commitment to mentoring younger doctors training in his clinic. He of course urged me to get PCR tested and mRNA vaxed as soon as the shots became available. We discussed the possibility of autoimmune reactions, but he had read all the available information and concluded that the risk was negligible. After doing my own research I declined to get jabbed based upon the degree to which OTC medicines were being censored in the “free world.” I began filling his inbox with non-approved data like the fact that COVID rarely surfaced in equatorial Africa where weekly dosage of HCQ as an anti-malaria medicine is nearly universal. When information about Ivermectin began to surface, I read the first Ivermectin studies from Argentina and later when the disease was effectively eradicated in the 210 million people of Uttar Pradesh India.

      Flash forward to August of 2021. My doctor— fully vaccinated and muzzled as was a requirement of employment at his hospital— came down with COVID. Due to the timing, likely from the Delta variant.
      He opened the studies regarding Ivermectin I had provided, and immediately initiated a five day cycle of treatment for he and his family. He was back on the job seeing clients the next week.

      A month later I was in his office for a check up and he and his medical student trainee were religiously muzzled, even when discussing the details of a diagnosis. I pointed out that out of 60+ studies over the course of two decades all but one concluded that surgical masks are of no benefit in preventing the transmission of COVID– and that one dissenting study was so statistically flawed that it was pulled from the Lancet within a week. Yet the CDC was still referencing that one study whenever they even bothered to explain their mask recommendations.

      So my (ex) doctor and his student launched into a already disproved theory about how COVID was really transmitted by wet droplets expelled by coughing, and the suppression of the seasonal flu was proof that widespread COVID masking in schools is effective. Rather than accepting the evidence of their own experience they both went on to get triple jabbed, thus retarding their natural immune systems down to about a 25% level.

      It is almost impossible to convince someone who’s job depends upon believing the impossible that they need to change their beliefs rather than their behavior.

      At this point the only doctor in my range of acquaintances whose judgment I trust is my personal physician in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.

    • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

      Bravo! You may have been able to open some minds.

      I also say stay out of hospitals. They are death traps if you fall into the right demographic.

      Well said also, that Amerikan healthcare has collapsed but they still don’t know it.

      I will only got to naturopaths and chiropractors.

      • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

        I’ve been steering away from Big-Clinic allopaths, too, but sometimes ya just gotta. In my case, I will be needing carpal tunnel release surgery, soon. Braces and exercises are no longer helping.

        • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

          Sorry to hear that, it must be painful and annoying.

          • Alzaebo April 8, 2022 at 11:27 pm #

            Judas priest. I’ve never seen doctor, except for the biannual checkup required for my job.

            Patients. Parents.
            Dissident medicos.
            We are surrounded by champions.

            You good people deserve your own hall of statues, you really do.

        • Kim April 10, 2022 at 1:38 am #

          Perhaps try these.

          1. Low carb diet to reduce inflammation

          2. Don’t do their silly exercises. Get a length of bicycle or small motorcycle innertube, depending on your strength. Pull your shoulders back and down and pull in your chin.

          Pull the inner tube apart in various directions using various grips (prone or supinated). These are isometric holds for 10 seconds.

          This will strengthen the small muscles of your shoulders and neck and improve your posture/alignments.

          Repeat throughout thecday.

          Reduce use of electronic devices.

    • Unperson37854 April 8, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

      Congrats. I bet you feel a weight off your shoulders.

      I’ve been sticking around for the paycheck, and fear of how I’m going to make the same paycheck elsewhere. Before the pandemic it was almost all I could take to put up with the constant CRT lunacy volunteered by my coworkers let alone the twice a year mandatory indoctrination sessions where they literally said you’re a part of systemic racism and if you deny it, it proves you are (how Kafka of them).

      Then came the the virus hysteria, and as you can imagine, a workforce gullible enough to fall for the CRT con is easily swayed by the tribalization of “science”.

      Ou return to work required either proof of vaccination, in which you didn’t have to wear a mask, or proof of a negative test and having to wear a mask if you’re not vaccinated, BUT, they promise they won’t divulge who is or isn’t vaccinated (face-palm).

      And now, actually as of 3/1, when Omicron was all but gone and it was clear the vaccine was 100% ineffective anyway, and all the world getting back to normal, our company makes the bold step to mandate vaccination and remove the testing option, and this includes off-site work, and is required of all our vendors as well. How daring and bold.

      It is only a matter of time until I can’t avoid having to travel for work, and I’ll have to have a conversation of my wish to keep my vaccination status unknown, and we’ll see how the chips fall.

      • anmariwakaranai April 8, 2022 at 3:17 pm #

        Way to go Neuro doc! In continuing convos with my not dumb associates in varied fields, all vexxed up, they are astonished at my paranoid claims of vast injury and death and say “what?”, when I point out the 15 players who dropped out of the Miami open.

        A forced delusion indeed. Prep; food water fuel. Pray, it’s all we’ve got.

        Thanks for this installment James, going to listen to your new podcast(s).

        • Kim April 10, 2022 at 1:41 am #

          Shane Warne, one of the most famous sportsmen in the world, double vaxxed and boosted. Heart attack at 52.

          No news media made the connection.

      • Q. Shtik April 8, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

        And now, actually as of 3/1, – Unperson

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

        Did you mean 4/1?

      • Alzaebo April 8, 2022 at 11:33 pm #

        Required of you VENDORS?!

        If the evil ones can’t find one path, they’ll switch to another.

        Insurance companies are the One Ring to rule them all. This stinks of trickery.

  8. UN OUT OF USA April 8, 2022 at 10:13 am #

    “…that liability lawyers from sea to shining sea could be magnificently employed piercing Big Pharma’s EUA shield with fraud charges until the next ice age?”

    I think the courts are so political and/or corrupt nowadays that lawsuits will no longer work. Well, not to undo the “unreality” anyway. As Leona Hemsley famously said years ago, “laws are only for the little people”. The laws will be used against us, we the people, not for us. Sadly I don’t believe the elitists are afraid of us or our “laws”. If we don’t get off our collective asses and go kinetic against these f–kers, nothing will change. More accurately, nothing will improve.

    • neurodoc April 8, 2022 at 10:26 am #

      Totally agree with UN out of US!!! Most of the lawyers I know, and I know quite a few from doing forensic medicine work in my younger years, have taken the ‘vaxx,’ and think its safe and effective. They would never think of targeting the doctors and pharma people who have done the genocide. Also judges, as a group, are highly corrupt and most own big pharma stock, and fully support the ‘vaxx,’ so I hear from lawyers that know the judges.

      I’ll bet that those few lawyers who go after the genocide perps and their cohorts will get barred for some bullshit reason. Perhaps kiddie porn will be placed and then found on their computers.

      • neurodoc April 8, 2022 at 10:39 am #

        I meant “disbarred for some bullshit reason.” I need to drink my coffee before I write anymore.

        • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 10:51 am #

          I’ve switched to 5-Hour Energy (generic, the brand name stuff is ridiculously expensive!) in bubbly water. Really enjoy it.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 11:22 am #

            Five Hour Energy- they started becoming very popular during the coffee chain wars, when Dunkin’ Donuts was in heavy competition with Starbucks.

            Suddenly the FDA or USDA or whatever was investigating the product as perhaps being dangerous.

          • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 11:28 am #

            Be sure to skip the stuff with really big doses of B vitamins, if you lack the time to spend in the bathroom, vomiting.

          • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 11:51 am #

            Yeah, FDA’s had it out for the supplement industry for ever. They’re infringing on big pharma’s ability to extort.

      • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 11:38 am #

        Neurodoc

        Last blog, I asked if you believe that a global medical system might be in the works, maybe with the WHO in charge. I believe that might be a goal of the globalists.

        Also, are you watching what is going on the the UN right now. IMHO, the NWO is making a huge power play by trying to remove Russia from its position in the Security Council. Remember that when the US succumbs to the NWO, Russia is next!

        • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

          Even the WHO does not support putting diapers on small children’s airways.

          We do that in America, in large part because Rochelle Rochelle takes her orders directly from evil old commie bitch barren hag child abuser Randi Weingarten.

          Eric Adams is a sick stupid incompetent sociopath who can’t even do police work.

        • neurodoc April 8, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

          AZ: the only NWO medical issue I know much about is the International Pharmacopea Committee that is trying to make all supplements by prescription only (due to their ‘dangers,’ which is mostly BS) and banning many OTC meds. They also support having an international database of all the meds that people are getting by prescription. Kind of like the CSMD that is nationwide in the US for all scheduled drugs (from benzo’s to anti-convulsants to anti-insomnias to opioids, etc), a major violation of privacy, as it is available not only to Hospitals and Physicians offices but also cops of all kinds, including locals. Think of what an 85-90 IQ cop might do with such personal data.

          I have heard rumors of WHO wanting to get the UN to give them massively more global power over individuals countries’ health care, but I don’t know the specifics. Dangerous in any case.

        • abbybwood April 8, 2022 at 1:36 pm #

          Pretty sure it’s The Human Rights Council.

          Russia has a permanent seat on The Security Council.

          Considering all the regime change wars the US has launched against countries NOT on our border (Vietnam, Nicaragua, Iraq, Syria, Libya etc.) with MILLIONS murdered, not to mention all the Colin Powell style lies, the US doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

          What will the American people think when it is forensically proven that Ukraine committed the bulk of all the “war crimes”? Especially if the Azov Nazi Battallion was behind the latest in Bocha?

        • Socrates-Detroit April 8, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

          I’m sorry to tell you, but the United States government has already succumbed to the NWO.

          The US military is the enforcement arm. The dollar-denominated global currency system complemented the military.

          I’m not optimistic that this can be undone, because looking around my circle, and people in general, there are not enough of us who feel strongly enough and disagree strongly enough about what is happening.

          The NWO manages to turn setbacks to gains–for the NWO. The war in the Ukraine–the sanctions have boomeranged and are a disaster for the collective West. Or are they? What a great way to impoverish and confiscate the property (via inflation) of the public–with it’s consent!

        • GreenAlba April 8, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

          JohnAZ

          I don’t have the reference to hand, but I think it might have been Astrid Stuckelberger (former WHO scientist) who said that the WHO is busy signing contracts with individual.nations to hand over to WHO the right to manage future pandemics unilaterally.

          Be afraid …

          • GreenAlba April 8, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

            I guess that will pretty much mean Bill Gates.

    • steppingup April 8, 2022 at 10:32 am #

      Finally, someone making sense.

    • Ron Anselmo April 8, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      Amen on the kinetic – the solutions are no longer political. Any talk of elections – even one minute – is wasted time. Simple as that.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

        Yes and no, Ron. The elections aren’t going to do it for us, but can we hope to accomplish anything without them?

        • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

          Good point. Especially local elections, where politicians are necessarily more responsive. I say we need both things.

    • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 10:53 am #

      Agreed whole heartedly. At some point there’s going to be blood in the streets, perhaps with some kinetic boost from Russia and/or China. We seem to be repeating the 20th century timeline pretty faithfully at this point.

  9. jlmartin April 8, 2022 at 10:14 am #

    What happens in May and June to clear up our understanding of the covid pandemic ?

    • Islander April 8, 2022 at 10:51 am #

      I was wondering the same thing.

      Start of “non-flu” season?

      • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 11:30 am #

        The government is already drumming up the possibility of an AB variant surge in May – June.

        They need fear to control.

        • Unperson37854 April 8, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

          I feel like they’re constantly testing the waters for the next fear campaign, like we’re a nationwide focus group, and they’re just seeing what bogeyman tests the best. Which one gets the best traction.

          But I also wondered what as meant by the May/June statement.

          I’m hoping the effects of the incoming manufactured famine can hold off until i can afford to stock up and store properly.

          • Night Owl April 8, 2022 at 5:01 pm #

            They are fortifying their gains right now. They have learned much from the reaction of the cud-chewing portion of the population.

  10. NickelthroweR April 8, 2022 at 10:14 am #

    Greetings,

    The only people raging are the people raging at the truth tellers. Case in point.

    I’m speaking to a friend of mine last night. He works in entertainment and lives in a nice beach town near LA. He was complaining to me the high cost of gasoline and started to praise Biden for releasing the Strategic Reserve.

    I told him that releasing the Strategic Reserve because Californians do not like paying so much was an act of treason. After all, are we not at war? Might we need all that fuel for our factories and farms? Last I checked, the Pentagon was the largest consumer of fuel in the world.

    I further explained that were I XE, I’d wait until our reserves were entirely depleted, use a Stuxnet virus on our refineries and then casually waltz into Taiwan.

    This made my friend rage in anger. How dare I support Putin. How dare I suggest that the national reserve is for anything other than making sure that he can drive around California in his 12mpg SUV.

    He also was furious that I believed that there would be a food shortage and that the loss of grains and inputs from Russia & Ukraine would be made whole by “other people”. He also saw my concern with famine as “support for Putin”.

    I hate to say it but guy like him are going to die by the millions because they simply refuse to see reality for what it is – reality.

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

      Jeez. Does your friend perchance work at a sheltered workshop? Does he customarily poke himself in the eye with a fork, or stick his hands into vats of bubbling hot tomato sauce?

      Great point about the Strategic Oil Reserve. I don’t think they meant “political strategy” when they created it. It bothers me that few seem to be criticizing Biden’s tapping of it in terms of anything other than the political.

      • Alfred April 8, 2022 at 10:43 am #

        Makes perfect sense for the Suicide-Bomber-and-Chief to run us outta gas.

        America is going to capsize. We’ve been running from port to starboard and back, over and again for a couple of hundred years now. The don’t think the ship can remain on keel.

      • NickelthroweR April 8, 2022 at 11:11 am #

        I think the problem is that I’ve been very vocal about what I think for a very long time. If your only source of news is twitter and facebook then you’ve been wrong about 100% of the time on everything.

        All that people that know me hear now is that the guy that calls it correct 99% of the time is now telling them that hyperinflation and famine are on the way. They see that I moved into a rural area and they know I’ve prepped for what is about to happen and it angers them. It angers them because they repeatedly ignored my warnings. It angers them because they are trapped.

        Now they can do nothing but face the whirlwind while raging that I’m a “Putin Lover”. It is all they have left.

        • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 11:23 am #

          I bought a RAV4 Prime six months ago. Quickly, it gives me 50 miles of EV before it goes into Hybrid mode. It has a 16 gallon gas tank which I fill, with no long trips, every month and a half. I charge it every other night. The electric bill shows a negligible increase.

          I get the same response from folks.

          I have noticed a couple of Dems starting to crack under the barrage of BS the Biden Mob is dropping on the country.

          • Unperson37854 April 8, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

            If the 2016 election taught us anything, it’s that even if the deep state drops Biden, even if crimes become evident, even if covid crimes become evident, the masses who were duped will display cognitive dissonance, because it is easier to live in denial than to reconcile that their entire reality is a farce – and all the implications of coming to grips with that. And guess who will be there to help keep them in denial like a bad friend who gives all the wrong advice after a breakup? The MSM. The MSM will spoon feed them the excuses they want to hear in order to not deal with actual reality.

        • Hereward the Woke April 8, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

          Nickel, most people are not interested in being on the side of Truth; they are only interested in staying in the herd. As the crowd in Life of Brian replied in one voice to Brain: “We’re all individuals!”

      • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 11:27 am #

        Could it be that the strategic reserve is another source of oil that the Biden Mob want to eliminate? Not run down, eliminate.

        They are after eliminating fossil fuels, period, everything else is secondary. They do not care who it hurts, either.

        • Hereward the Woke April 8, 2022 at 5:24 pm #

          JAZ: But of course! If you use up the SR, there is no SR for the next time. All part of the plan. But don’t worry. The GOP will sort things out in November!

    • stelmosfire April 8, 2022 at 10:36 am #

      Well Nickel, My transplants are going gangbusters. My woke sister is ecstatic about Katanji. No food for her!!

    • Ron Anselmo April 8, 2022 at 10:53 am #

      So, the lumpenprole are getting restless. They’re only happy when their two, and only two, economic metrics are acceptable. Namely, gas at $3 or less and the DJIA at $30K or better – even though they have zero dollars in any markets. Some kind of security blanket.

      To cool them off, Biden’s handlers suggest drawing down the SPR at 1mbd. Brilliant, very strategic. According to the DOE, as of 3/25/22, we have 568mb in the SPR. So, at the current burn rate of 20mbd, a 28 day supply. How about we just continue this daily drawdown for 568 days straight – putting us into Oct/Nov 2024.

      If China holds off on Taiwan until then, we’ll have a face-saving reason for not going – “Sorry guys, we can’t leave home, we’re on E”.

      • ThorsHammer April 8, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

        Didn’t I just hear that the DOD has issued an open ended contract with no cost cap to Elon Musk to produce a series of Tesla drones capable of delivering 100 megaton atomic war heads? With their totally quiet electric motors while flying at treetop level, they are as stealthy as a hypersonic glide vehicle. And it isn’t really that far from Poland to Moscow. The contract calls for the delivery of the first 100 Tesla Lightnings in 60 days, with a 100% advance payment due immediately.

        Who needs the SPR when you’ve got Magic Electricity?

        • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

          Cost plus contracts. Bringin’ in the gravy!

        • CrusherMuldoon April 8, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

          So since when does the United States have 100 megaton warheads?

    • thirdcoastlegend April 8, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

      I still think China will simply buy out Taiwan.

      I mean, what else would they do with their soon to be worthless Fedbux?

    • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

      He lives in LA. They are not allowed to think there.

      • Hereward the Woke April 8, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

        Yep. The smog is internal as well as external.

        • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 8:35 pm #

          Ha!

    • Unperson37854 April 8, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

      Unfortunately, I know people who can still see through most of the scamdemic and fake war and STILL refuse to entertain the possibility of a manufactured famine. Even after Biden himself said that there could be a food shortage crisis.

      • Ron Anselmo April 8, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

        You’re right – they’re the ones who stood in the grocery store aisle during Covid, right in front of the signs that said, “One per Customer”, telling me there would never be food-rationing. No vaccine for stupid.

  11. Bill of Rights April 8, 2022 at 10:15 am #

    “colleges churn out thousands of certified bullshit artists every year — with no other skills”

    https://jubileefl.com

    Above is a link to a new “city in the country” in the rural Florida panhandle. The developer apparently knows what Kunstler knows, namely that Americans are unskilled. Therefore the new town, village, or city as it it is variously referred to has no interest in including anything other than space for restaurants and chinese wares…no small scale manufacturing allowed, no animal husbandry (miniature barking dogs allowed). It’s the very definition of a non-sustainable city.

  12. draupnir April 8, 2022 at 10:24 am #

    Speaking of the vax, the FDA has approved a third booster. They’ve found that the second booster was only good for about two weeks. I wonder how all those parents, who compliantly took their children in for those injections, are going to feel when they have to watch their beloved children fade away from vaccine injury destroying their once healthy little bodies.

    • neurodoc April 8, 2022 at 10:27 am #

      draupnir; they will blame trump. 🙂

      • draupnir April 8, 2022 at 10:40 am #

        Well, they certainly won’t be blaming themselves.

        • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 11:15 am #

          Read a book that stated that a very dangerous situation is when everyone is an optimist and there are no realists to counter them, In every collective effort.

          I believe the country, with few exceptions, have been very guilty of this with the Covid reaction. Until it was shown the negative side of the Vaxx.

          Why? Because the government blocked all information on what the Vaxx was doing.

          If the Dems pull out of the elections this fall retaining control of any part of the government, it is over folks.

          • draupnir April 8, 2022 at 11:41 am #

            I don’t have a lot of hope for any coming red wave. They’ve learned how to cheat more effectively, and I expect an even greater and more blatant effort in the midterms.

          • thirdcoastlegend April 8, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

            Draupnir-

            Agreed.

            They are going to undermine the 2A Sanctuary movement by using Dominion to begin installing Woke county sheriffs.

          • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

            Or a cancellation of the vote for some unprecedented reason.

            This fall could be a renunciation of the Liberal direction the US has been on since 1988. I do not believe the Dems and the Deep State will go down quietly.

            Every thing points at the Deep State, Dem led, to do what they want to suppress opposing viewpoints. Keep an eye out, and an ear open, it could be pretty violent.

          • Ron Anselmo April 8, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

            JAZ – it’s already over. The solutions are no longer political.
            Collapse is not an event, it’s a process – we’re well into the process.

    • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

      They will blame covid & variants.

    • Night Owl April 8, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

      I chuckle when terms like “third booster” are used.

      They go with this terminology because they know that even the cud-chewers might be alarmed by “sixth vaccination”

  13. Alfred April 8, 2022 at 10:31 am #

    “Why, for instance, is the head of the CDC, one Rochelle Walensky, still telling the public to vaxx-up and boost when the number of really grave adverse events associated with said vaxxes is so out-of-this-world, compared with previous vaxxes, that liability lawyers from sea to shining sea could be magnificently employed piercing Big Pharma’s EUA shield with fraud charges until the next ice age?”

    Because she has the support of most of the money in the world. (so far it’s money).

    Let’s go one more… why would any of the Fortune 500 CEO’s demand that their employees follow these same CDC recommendations. I was recently invited back to the office after 2 1/2 years of working from home. My welcoming, I will be segregate, I must be constantly masked, and I must be test 5 times a week.

    Is it not a fact that the relative risk factors point to the vaccinated being more likely to transmit the cold… but really, it’s because they are the Woke 500, and these CEO’s are of like mind, and they support the CDC in order to be able to shrug their shoulders and tell their employees that they’re only following CDC guidelines.

    Check this out…
    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2314644-scientists-want-to-play-chess-with-aliens-as-soon-as-we-can-find-them/

    How many types of humans do you see in the lower left quadrant of the message we’re broadcasting for alien receipt?

    • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 11:07 am #

      The medical powers that be tried to develop something to calm the panic in 2020. The government was united in the effort, Trump included. The mRNA crowd jumped at the chance to try out their technology on a broad expanse of people. The government of 2021 jumped at the chance to control large groups of people. Behind all of it was Fauci.

      Well, myself included, we were duped by a group we have always trusted, the medicos. One good thing that may come out of this debacle is that the public may have lost its faith in the medical community and will not trust everything that today’s doctors say.

      • Gonga Din April 8, 2022 at 11:57 am #

        The foundation of the whole medical establishment is based on a continuing supply of blood donated for peanuts. What would happen if blood donors were entitled to a percentage of the prices charged for services made possible by their contribution.

        • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

          My whole family is O-negative, the “universal donor”, so we have gotten begged for a long time. I’ve given 5 gallons to the Red Cross, but I’m keeping my blood, for now. It may be even more valuable if the recent vaccinations are as awful as we suspect.

          My dad used to donate for money in the 1960s. The hospital would simply call him up when they needed o-neg. He was annoyed that the Red Cross turned donations volunteer. Messed up his side hustle!

          • Hereward the Woke April 8, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

            What happens if we non-jabbed get a transfusion from a vaxxtard?

        • jim e April 8, 2022 at 9:37 pm #

          all is fair, so they say, come love or what May…

          “But if it comes to slaughter
          You will do your work on water,
          An’ you’ll lick the bloomin’ boots of ‘im that’s got it.
          Now in Injia’s sunny clime,
          Where I used to spend my time
          A-servin’ of ‘Er Majesty the Queen,
          Of all them black-faced crew
          The finest man I knew
          Was our regimental bhisti, Gunga Din.”

          I hate the slaughter, done with loud hollar…

  14. Petar Mrkonjic April 8, 2022 at 10:40 am #

    I liked your subtle references to pre-WW1 Balkans, such as the Viziers of Empire, which we can assume to be Ottoman. Have you ever read Bridge on the Drina?

    • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

      Oh, the poor, bombed-out Drina bridges. My son has been studying Serbian history and culture out of sheer fascination for half a decade, and he shares it with me.

  15. stelmosfire April 8, 2022 at 10:41 am #

    I wake up every morning stuffed up bejezusses. Covid? I’m gonna die. Pollen? Every gotdamn tree is in bloom around here. Forsythias are the devil.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 10:51 am #

      My whole head feels sore. This happens every year just before the buds come out on the trees.

      There are still no buds on the trees. I don’t remember not seeing any buds this far into April before.

    • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 10:59 am #

      Maybe this is Gaia fighting back?

      Seriously, how much is just pollen and how much does pollution add to it. Just saw a report that says 99% of the population breathes polluted air. Sounds like it is not only in the cities anymore.

    • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 11:01 am #

      Two words: Nasal wash. Working like a charm so far. Best spring in years for me.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 11:28 am #

        Thanks for the tip but the nasal wash doesn’t work as well for me as it evidently does for some.

        • Night Owl April 8, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

          Ceterizin is the cure.

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

      The Trees are giving people covid.

      • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

        LOL!

        • Night Owl April 8, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

          I said once long ago that Jarek sometimes has strokes of true comic genius.

          See?

          • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 9:04 pm #

            Sure he does. Sadly, it’s peppered in between other garbage.

          • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 11:55 am #

            Some one else said it last Spring. I remembered it, as I remember so many things.

      • GreenAlba April 8, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

        There ya go.

        https://scitechdaily.com/tree-pollen-facilitates-covid-19-virus-spread-carries-sars-cov-2-particles-farther/

        Trees facilitate covid spread. 🙂

        • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

          Hahahahahaa!

    • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

      The snow has melted in Wisconsin and my allergies have started in, again. It’s annoying and will get worse, but it also cheers me up, reminding me of what a zealous brute my immune system is.

      • stelmosfire April 8, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

        Even my dog is sneezin’ like Steven.Poor son o’ bitch has a big ass snout.

    • thirdcoastlegend April 8, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

      Birch trees.

      The yellow powder snow from those made my middle school years a living hell.

      • Alzaebo April 8, 2022 at 11:59 pm #

        And when you really COULD have used a mask…

  16. TaxDonkey April 8, 2022 at 10:44 am #

    I tend to agree with the premise that if there is no rule of law, then your country is going down. Whether it’s spying on a sitting president, election fraud or medical genocide, a population needs to feel like there’s some kind of justice. It doesn’t look like we’re going to get any of that. One could possibly hope for an anti-incumbent landslide in the upcoming elections to affect some ‘hope and change’ but if voting did any good, then they probably wouldn’t let us do it.

    • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 10:56 am #

      The country will not shift back much as long as the Senate votes with the Dems. Until Mittens, Collins and Murtkowski are eliminated from the Senate, the Dems have control.

      • stelmosfire April 8, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

        Mitten’s indeed. Came out of the beehive and raided MA. Made Governor and then had the balls to run for Prez. Perfect hair and a perfect asshole.

    • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 11:04 am #

      Elections are distractions. They’ll go the way that TPTB say they will. And in the few cases they don’t, the winners will be given a “talking to” before taking office and dutifully do what they’re told thereafter. That was the message loud and clear of 2020. TINA.

    • cbeard April 8, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

      I have been preaching anti incumbency for decades, but you are probably right, in that voting doesn’t matter anyway.

    • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

      Spot on. There’s no rule of law which ensures indentured servitude for everyone except the people with $$$$$.

  17. Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 10:49 am #

    Rochelle Rochelle will not stop because there is no one stopping her.

    They have solved the problem of the people who got vaxxed in the UK dying from covid anyway, by deciding not to let anybody know that:

    The British are now officially hiding Covid vaccine data

    As of today, they have stopped releasing it, and they are lying about the reason why.

    Alex Berenson

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/the-british-are-now-officially-hiding?s=r

    • GreenAlba April 8, 2022 at 11:27 am #

      Thanks for that, Beryl. Weeks ago the Scottish government stopped publishing covid deaths by vaxx status because in the 4 weeks to 4 Feb., 478 people died ‘with covid’ and 87 percent of them were fully vaxxed. Their excuse was that if they continued to publish the figures, ‘anti-vaxxers’ would misinterpret them by quoting them out of context. The saddest thing is that lots of people will have read that explanation and nodded in approval.

      • megabeth April 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

        That’s heinous nannyism. Time to paint your faces blue and attack, Scots!

        • stelmosfire April 8, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

          Maybe Blue and Gold. Cause you know “Ukraine and shit” Let’s go all in. “The Earth is on Fire” . CO2’s not cutting it . Let’s go thermonuclear.

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

      Pelosi “has covid” although allegedly triple vaxed. She thanked God for the vaccine and its efficacy. This is the mind at the end of its tether.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

        She could be making it up. Didn’t she kiss Joe recently? They could use that as the excuse when they murder him, that Nancy killed him with covid.

        Then they could force everybody back into lockdown.

        • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 1:36 pm #

          Hahahaha! I won’t put it past them.

      • Unperson37854 April 8, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

        Yeah, saw that, was astounded at the lunacy of the statement, thanking a vaccine that (triple jabbed) didn’t prevent her from getting covid. Instead acting like “it did its job” based on the fact she supposedly had no symptoms. Well guess what Nancy, I know plenty of people who aren’t vaccinated that tested positive without symptoms. Never mind that most people who get covid regardless of being vaccinated or not have symptoms similar to a mild flu. So to claim the vaccine that didn’t prevent you from getting it in the first place, suddenly “went to work” protecting you AFTER you got it is magical thinking.

        • Not_GeorgeT April 8, 2022 at 9:18 pm #

          Magical thinking is all the rage!

  18. JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 10:53 am #

    What is destroying America and the West with it is the failure of two party democracy.

    Two party democracy works when a common thread, a common culture, a common vision exists that can unite the large majority of the population whichever side wins the elections. What happened when a party lost? They looked around to find out what it took to win and changed. The people won. The culture waivered back and forth, liberal to conservative, maintaining an even keel. People believed in American style republicanism.

    What happened? I say two events started the split up we are seeing. first, the resignation of Nixon. It set the stage that if you do not like the guy in the WH, just impeach him. It removed the centering ability of switching parties. Off year elections favor the opposing party, so after Nixon, just impeach! Second, the ascent of the most corrupt, dictatorial, ruthless politico in American history. So bad that even her own party, when her husband was president rejected her insane attempts at health care reform.

    Between the two, a system evolved that has made it the job of DC and the Deep State to protect the Deep State from the people, destroy the other party using foreign intrigue if necessary. The last thing the government does now is watch out for us. Why? We are the enemy!! The result is a country that is indeed two countries with no way to seek a common goal, a common culture.

    With that thought, I am going to add on another point in history that has probably enabled the first two to destroy the UNITED States. The election of Barack Obama in 2008. He was the first president that did not believe in his heart that he was the president of all the people. The requirement that a president be native borne was installed so that the president would think of America first. Obama did not think that at all, fueling the feeding frenzy between the various ethnic groups. Encouraging racism to buy votes is a legacy of Obama. Instead of a settling into a common culture that many felt would happen with a Black president, the divisions cleaved deeper. It has gotten worse ever since.

    Nixon, Reagan, HRC, Bush, Obama, Trump and now the worst, the Biden Mob have progressively destroyed the cohesiveness of the country. Their respective leaderships have created the Deep State, destroyed our reputation overseas, and divided the country in a way not seen since the mid 1800s.

    I believe the split is too wide and deep to be resolved. What we are going to see is a government that cannot govern, a breakdown of civil order, JHK’s localization to the states first, and a permanent division of the country. I hope that it can be done peacefully, but I doubt it.

    Right now, think what may happen when Abbott sends his first caravan of immigrants to the Capitol steps. Will the Mob try to stop it? How? It is very indicative of the state of DC that the first person to talk back about the caravans was a Black progressive Democrat that did not even know whether Abbott meant DC or State, or anything about the state of the border. The border situation is what is going to split the country. The Dems do not give a damn in their relentless drive for a uniparty Deep State.

    • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 11:09 am #

      Two parties – vanilla and chocolate – are much easier to manage. Our sacred Constitution was purposely designed to resist change, and the two party “agreement” is the best way found yet to facilitate that. All of which makes perfect sense for the rich and powerful entrenched interests. We’re just replaying the same dynamics that led the US to split from GBR in the first place, only now there are no more mostly deserted continents to move to.

      • Jarek April 8, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

        Change is bad if things are good. Change is good if things are bad. Now that the Bad are in control, they don’t want change.

    • UN OUT OF USA April 8, 2022 at 11:28 am #

      JAZ,
      I agree with your analysis and would also add in the killing of Kennedy. To expand on your thrust, impeach or KILL any president they don’t like. I think the very real threat of this is what turned Trump around. Not sure what the outcome will be, but perhaps the “Balkanization” of the US. I’m 70 yo and have never seen the amount of hatred and lack of respect for one another ever before in my lifetime. This isn’t something that will quickly change, at least not in what remains of my lifetime.

      • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

        Yup, good point!

      • Anthea April 8, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

        Yup. I think Trump was threatened–along with his whole family–if he didn’t play along.

        This is a high-stakes game. Was there ever a criminal organization that didn’t ice anyone who became a threat?

    • Jarek April 8, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

      The Constitution says nothing about a two party system. The Founders? They were against faction, completely.

      “Parties” help people get elected. It all comes down to money and influence. They should have never been allowed to form. Now that they have, there should be far more than two of them. Two corresponds to the either/or switch in human consciousness, and insures that people will be silly, automatic, or fanatical even as they believe they are “thinking”. Even one viable third party would help break the log jam in human consciousness.

      • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

        Parties are separated by one thing from the very beginning.

        Who should run the place?

        The people or the government.

        Jefferson vs. Hamilton started it.

        The roles reversed but the same thing exists today.

        Washington warned the FF about allowing the formation of parties in his Farewell Address.

        Just think about how many dollars are wasted electing the worthless government we have today.

      • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

        A few third parties have been attempted.

        They go down in flames, or are co-opted (like the Green Party, which started to see some success but then ended up being taken over by the trans agenda and critical race theorists).

        Since any grassroots organization now becomes astroturf pretty quickly (see: BLM, Antifa), I don’t know how we ever break this two-party logjam.

        • Night Owl April 8, 2022 at 5:08 pm #

          Yep. With the Greens in particular, it is truly amazing to see how many of them are unable to trace their descent into fascism.

          I was just as happy to leave the party as I was to join it back in my somewhat optimistic days.

          • GreenAlba April 8, 2022 at 6:58 pm #

            I don’t think the foot-soldiers have much idea of what their party is about. I had two very green young Greens at the door the other day canvassing for the local council elections. I said a couple of things to them and they just stood there looking vacant.

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

            I left it in 2016. I guess I was somewhat prescient. I just thought they didn’t have their shit together, but a few years later they went all fascist, as you say. And I was in on the fight against it, with friends of mine who were still in the party. It was brutal.

            This total ass, some non-binary fluid freak, led the Lavender Caucus which ended up taking over the entire party.

            What a clown show.

          • workingclasshero April 9, 2022 at 1:19 am #

            How is a nominally New left Marxist influenced party Fascistic?

          • Night Owl April 9, 2022 at 9:12 am #

            Because fascistic qualities are not bound to any one party or side of the political spectrum

          • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 11:59 am #

            They refuse to accept the real meaning of the word, preferring to use the distorted meaning instead of a proper word like authoritarian or totalitarian.

            Thus they are at war with the only System that could save us.

        • Not_GeorgeT April 8, 2022 at 9:28 pm #

          Third parties don’t work in large part because the two large parties rig the system.

          They run alleged polls, set either an impossible bar to reach or pollute the poll in their favor.

          Think of how different any presidential debate would be (or would have been) if a few 3rd party candidates were in the mix.

          The prepped questions would be out the window, the canned replies wouldn’t likely fly with the 3rd party folks. If they did, they wouldn’t be ‘the 3rd party folks’.

          • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

            Trump considered starting his own but then thought better of it. At CPAC he said, Why would I leave the Republican Party?

            Because they betrayed you, maybe? Even if you don’t care about them betraying America? Utterly fatuous. He could have completely changed the political landscape. Of course he probably would have blown it by calling it “The Trump Party” like it was his.

  19. DanandMary April 8, 2022 at 10:56 am #

    Now that the Ruble is pegged to Gold at the Dollar equivalent of $1940., it’s funny that the Gold price is suddenly very stable. Does this mean less paper jumping back & forth trading for a quick mark? I hope so.

    • Blackbird April 8, 2022 at 9:43 pm #

      $1941 would have been more appropriate.

  20. Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 11:00 am #

    Putin is at a disadvantage against that actor guy they hired, because the actor is pretty cute.

    Putin has resting cold blooded killer face.

    • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 11:10 am #

      Which actor is that? Not the freaking Z?

      • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 11:31 am #

        Yes. That one. He cleans up nice.

        • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 11:35 am #

          LOL! Uh oh! I little crush, maybe?

          • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

            No, not me!

            I do know of women who find him hot, though.

            Who says I don’t go for the cold blooded killer type myself?

          • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

            Thatta girl! Live dangerously and go for the bad boy!

            “So I met this new guyyy…”

            “Yeah, and so what’s he doo..?”

            “He’s a freaking dictator! Can you believe it? Got his own country and everything! Not much of a looker, but OH THE POWER! How could I possibly resist!?!”

            “GET OUT! GIRL, I am soooo jealous!”

        • stelmosfire April 8, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

          take that Sissy’s

          https://www.politusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/putin-gun-russia-624×351.jpg

          • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

            I think Daniel Craig is a natural for Putin’s eventual starring role.

    • GreenAlba April 8, 2022 at 11:32 am #

      Haha, true, Beryl.

      There’s apparently a rumour going round that the cutie is a cousin of Soros. There is NO proof of this either way, but the ‘fact-checking industrial complex’ (thank you, Paul Joseph Watson) is heavily on to it.

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

      He’s a Man. Every man must needs be a killer if needs be. Yet women like the tutti fruitis. They want men to be like women. Indeed there are many places a normal man can’t work now because the women control it and won’t have him.

      • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

        What an incredibly rich fantasy world you live in.

        • Anthea April 8, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

          @ MaryQueen:

          I would be very much surprised to learn that Jarek is employed. I would be slightly surprised to learn that he ever has been.

          • Jarek April 8, 2022 at 5:57 pm #

            This is unworthy of you, Ant. All because I administered the Rod of Correction…..

          • Blackbird April 8, 2022 at 9:51 pm #

            Jaros, were you a guard or an inmate?

          • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

            Anthea: Yet below you admit that we only have what we can keep. How do you think we keep anything? By force, now exported to public servants called “police”. When things go south, no such export will be possible or advisable.

            Violence solves nothing? Fem think. As wrong as wrong can be. You can do better.

            Blackbird: Shame on you.

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

      Beryl

      Who do you trust to do what he says he is going to?

      Biden or Putin?

      • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

        That’s not a good question. Biden is in the end stages of senility. He does not know what he’s saying or doing.

        As far as Putin goes, I only trust that he knows what he is doing, and that he’s not going to give away his plans.

    • Paula D April 10, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

      I think that Putin is hot.

  21. messianicdruid April 8, 2022 at 11:00 am #

    “Our center has not been holding for so long that hardly anyone even remembers where the center used to be.”

    The Center of western civilization is holding fine. We let go of Him.

    “When thy people … be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto thee in this house: Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people … and bring them again unto the land [ blessings ] which thou gavest unto their fathers.”

    • Alzaebo April 9, 2022 at 12:19 am #

      Never. Never. Never.
      Never in a million ****ing years.

  22. studejack April 8, 2022 at 11:06 am #

    “One thing for sure is that the elite colleges churn out thousands of certified bullshit artists every year — with no other skills — and many gravitate to the power centers national life, where they rise in the ranks spinning metaphysical simulacrums of their boss’s purviews”

    As a Yale undergraduate in the summer of 1981 I interviewed at the C.I.A. It amazes me today to think how anybody, let alone a member of the so-called intelligence community, took me seriously. Yet I was anything but impressed by my interlocutor, who insisted that he was using a false name and told me not to discuss our conversation with anybody. He gave me a book to read about world federation, which perplexed me. Then he called me a fortnight later and asked if I wished to pursue a career, which really perplexed me, since I was even dumber than I am today. I responded that I didn’t want world federation, I wanted to spy for my country. And that was that.

    Today as I approach old age without any real economic security, and knowing I must work the rest of my life, I would sure love to have that fat federal pension. But given what JHK and others have revealed about the Deep State, I am relieved, no matter how much of a loser I am by any normal standards, that at least I didn’t sell my soul in that hot summer of the early Reagan years.

    • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 11:34 am #

      Great anecdote!

      I was in the USAF in the 80’s. We were transitioning from the Vietnam era F-4E to the newest hottest thing at the time, the F-16, and in the process sloughing off a lot of people. A bunch of them ended up getting for a super top secret program at Area-51 Nevada, just north of Vegas. Turned out to be the F-117 Stealth Fighter, which at the time was the USAF’s latest gee-whiz hi tech toy/money pit that was going to save the world for democracy and all that horseshit.

      Anyway, we started getting inundated with USAF OSI investigation interviews to attest to the strong character and moral fiber of the guys selected for the program, many of whom were borderline moral degenerates like we all were back then. So I went through at least a half dozen of those and gave them all a half-hearted thumbs up. The interviews themselves were a joke of course, and I don’t know of any of the guys who got rejected. A few years later after the Gulf War I festivities, the F-117 was old news and proved to be of extremely limited value (hard and expensive to maintain, not actually very stealthy at all, and pitifully small payload), and moved to pedestrian Holloman AFB NM, after which it was unceremoniously mothballed just a few years later. POS money sink.

      Anyway, knowing what I know now about how Dark Ops (CIA, etc.) selects their candidates for agents and/or patsies, I wonder how many of those guys found themselves going down that rabbit hole because of that program. I’ve only stayed in minimal touch with three of them, but one works for Lockheed now and another one’s wife is a Lockheed exec. The other guy – a real nerd and now a military buff extraordinaire – drove a bus (we call him Ralph Cramden) in Seattle for few years, so he’d have to be a real sleeper if he’s gone over to the dark side.

      • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

        Dis

        Another anecdote.

        I was in anti sub warfare in the late 60s and 70s. The Russians and the US had developed subs so quiet that surface sonar was no longer feasible. We just kept pumping money into surface sonar. Right after I got out, Some one finally used their head and changed toward passive, listening only, surface surveillance. Still did not work well.

        IMHO, the real reason MAD was accepted and the USSR – American cold war finally slowed down.

        • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

          Yep, the entire MICC is just one big socialist welfare money pit.

          • thirdcoastlegend April 8, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

            It’s make work for intelligent people to distract them from noticing the political agenda being imposed on society.

      • studejack April 8, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

        Drove a bus, eh? I have recently been employed driving limousines — work I really love, in fact — so it seems you either drive your country to war or you drive people to their weddings. I will meet my Maker justified doing the latter, I submit.

        • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

          Yeah, no doubt. Thing is, when I first heard it I KNEW he was the ideal candidate for driving a bus. FWIW, I had an Uncle that drove a bus in Omaha NE for most of his life too, and these guys were like peas in a pod. Kind of gregarious, mild mannered, love to tell stories and bullshit with people. And NEVER took offense when we hung nicknames on him and otherwise fucked with him. Really good dude.

          • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

            And while we’re on the driving tack, my adopted dad was a life-long over-the-road long haul truck driver, back when you could still make a pretty decent living at that.

      • stelmosfire April 8, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

        I loved the F-4’s as a kid. Screaming ,kerosene burning, loud ,obnoxious black smokin. sums a bitchin’, Wild Weasels. That’s American kick ass!!

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Weasel

        • stelmosfire April 8, 2022 at 1:30 pm #

          I was at an airshow probably in the late 80’s. An F-4 Wild Weasel took off and split . While the show was going on the Phantom came back out of the west as everyone was facing east. Unannounced at full throttle probably a couple hundred feet off the deck. Maybe 600-700 MPH Nobody could hear him coming. Crazy, scary, loud.

          • stelmosfire April 8, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

            The unofficial motto of the Wild Weasel crews is YGBSM: “You Gotta Be Shittin’ Me”.

          • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

            They teamed them up with F-16s in the early/late days of both aircraft as “hunter-killer” teams. IIRC the F-16 would get lit up by ground air defense radars, the F-4G would use its ECM to suppress them, and the F-16 would then knock them out. Had ’em up at Spangdahlem, right above the Rhine. Beautiful area, beautiful time. Yes, the F-4 was quite an aircraft for its time. Absolutely HORRIBLE to work on, however.

          • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

            More funny memories, the GI’s dubbed Spangdahlem “Spang Quentin,” while Ramstein was simply “Ramshaft.” GI’s could be counted on to hang a nickname on pretty much anything and everything. Ramstein was USAFE HQ at the time (still is?), so we had to put up with all the Generals loitering around on base too, including the guy that Cheney fired for shooting his mouth off about Iraq war plans, 4 Star Michael Dugan. Nice little guy. Poor bastard never knew what hit him!

    • elysianfield April 8, 2022 at 11:53 am #

      Stud,
      Yale?

      Reminds me of a story;

      During a past Harvard/Yale football game, A Yale student entered a restroom and proceeded to the urinal, peed, and then began to leave

      . A Harvard student, observing this, chided the “Yalie” that, “At Harvard, they teach us to wash our hands after urination”. The Yalie then respjonded” At Yale, they teach us not to pee on our hands”.

      Old Joke, perhaps poorly told…….

      • studejack April 8, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

        It’s “stude” from Studebaker, not “stud”! Those days are long past!

        Yes, we love those old Ivy League inside jokes, don’t we.

        • elysianfield April 8, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

          Stude,
          My first car was a 53 Studebaker 2dr Coupe with a President V8 engine. Paid $50(private sale) and drove it home…had a half tank of gas when purchased. Had it repainted at Earl Scheib (black) for $19.95.

          1964…Days of Empire….

          • BackRowHeckler April 8, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

            How long did that Studey last, E.?

          • cbeard April 8, 2022 at 1:30 pm #

            My first ride was a ’52 Ford pickup that once belonged to my Grandfather. Practically mint condition, flat army green, cream colored bumpers and grille. Flat head V8, 3 on the column, Philco A.M. tube radio.

          • stelmosfire April 8, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

            My first ride, a ’63 Chevy c10 , 283, turboglide 2 speed automatic,150 bucks, no bed, built a stake body, Earl Sceib? I wish I could afford it. Truck rusted to shit. Sold it for the engine for $350

          • elysianfield April 8, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

            BRH,
            How long did it last….

            Well, being 17 and stupid, I decided that the two speed Borg Warner Auto Trans was unacceptable(even though in perfect condition)…so I found an old 52 Stude in a scrap yard, bought it, and removed all the parts to convert the 53 into a manual transmission. The Purchase of the donor vehicle was financed b y my father as a Birthday gift. I remember him saying, “You really don’t want to do this”…but to his credit, he allowed me to tackle the project. I actually made the conversion, but fucked up the drive shaft conversion (always had a bit of wobble). Anyhoo, drove it for about a year and traded it for a…57 Pink Cadillac…I shit you not.

          • elysianfield April 8, 2022 at 4:51 pm #

            Oh, and the original $50 I paid for the car I made as a delivery guy for the Fuller Brush Co.

          • studejack April 8, 2022 at 5:39 pm #

            You’re the real thing. I’ve got a ’50 Commander, a ’56 President, a ’57 Packard, and a ’64 convertible, all of which I plan to drive the hell out of before the DNC manages to destroy this magnificent, tragic country of ours.

    • Jarek April 8, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

      On Tucker last night: A clip of Pelosi as a Kindergarten teacher trying to explain to the masked weirdos of the White House Press Corp that the Biden Administration isn’t interested in regime change in Russia.

      Where do these fake tough guys come from? The utter childishness is beyond belief.

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

        Psaki not Pelosi

      • Night Owl April 8, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

        If you had lived or spent any significant amount of time in Washington DC, you would understand.

        I can barely stand to be there for even a week when I travel back to visit family.

    • malthuss April 8, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

      what is ‘World Federation’?

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

        Wrestling, ain’t it?

      • studejack April 8, 2022 at 5:45 pm #

        I don’t remember much about the book I was assigned to read, but the one-size-fits-all-and-we-alone-choose-that-size philosophy being imposed by the U.S. upon Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and now Russia anout sums it up. Let’s make the world safe for the banks.

      • elysianfield April 8, 2022 at 8:55 pm #

        “what is ‘World Federation”

        Malthuss,
        It is a secret club…and you ain’t in it.

    • SpeedyBB April 9, 2022 at 9:36 am #

      I too was approached, Studejack, while a student of Descriptive Linguistics at the University of Texas, around 1963. Subtle & discreet. What the British refer to as “…the hand on the knee…”

      I had a bad feeling about the caliber of human involved, and knew that my penchant for monkeying around with fellows would get me in dutch sooner than later.

      My intuition was well justified, with the likes of Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen, Jonathan Pollard {you know what church he goes to} and others shuffling paper and strolling into meetings in Langley. Traitors, incompetents, place-holders. The USA was very fortunate that the other team was stupendously incompetent and blundering. Keystonecops Go Bigtime.

      From all my study of these organs the only “intelligence agencies” I retain any respect for are the French and of course Mossad.

  23. snagglepuss April 8, 2022 at 11:11 am #

    ‘In the days after the Ukraine war began, the ruble’s collapse was a potent symbol of Russia’s newfound financial isolation.

    International sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s regime sank it to a record low of 121.5 rubles per U.S. dollar, triggering memories of the battering it took during the 1998 Russian financial crisis.

    Things looked dire enough that U.S. President Joe Biden said the ruble had been reduced to “rubble.”

    Now, though, it sure hasn’t. The onshore ruble has surged all the way back to where it was before Putin invaded Ukraine, closing Thursday at 75.75 per dollar in Moscow.

    What’s become clear is that despite an incredibly wide-ranging package of sanctions on the Russian government and its oligarchs, and an exodus of foreign businesses, the actions are largely toothless if foreigners keep guzzling Russian oil and natural gas ‘

    What the west doesn’t seem to realize is that this isn’t temporary or a game of chess. Russia has turned its back on the west permanently. Did they really think they could call Putin a war criminal, butcher, etc and that everyone would forget it all and make up when it’s over?
    This isn’t some little ‘dust up’ in a far away land with only natural resources of value while the population weaves baskets all day long. Jim’s interview with Tom Luongo details just how serious it all is, and Jim Rickard’s gets down to the nitty gritty, too.

    An often repeated line is ‘Never bet against America’, but that was a different America. Not the present day one. And the broader application is the west as a whole. Everything Jim outlines in his post. The interesting part will be how they dump Biden. He’s got to go, but will it be before or after the mid terms. No way he will last this first term. That became clear when the Hunter laptop issue surfaced again recently. There are no accidents in the slick execution of events at the hands of the slick hustlers who turn the levers of power.

    Well, good luck to everyone. We are all going to need it….

    • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 11:37 am #

      By telling the world that everything is on Putin, he’s a butcher, a war criminal, and faking evidence of his crimes, they have removed any incentive for him to NOT do anything he wants.

      You can only be hanged once.

      • Ron Anselmo April 8, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

        “Did they really think they could call Putin a war criminal, butcher, etc and that everyone would forget it all and make up when it’s over?” ~ Snagglepuss

        Yes Snagglepuss, they did. They’re accustomed to the US MSM 72-hour news cycle.

        Anyone can say anything they want – anything. As long as they can do damage control, deny, obfuscate & lie for 72 hours, all is forgotten. We’re on to the next thing.

        I’m afraid the more intelligent, realistic people have a little bit longer attention span – some going so far as to never forget – those folks though, becoming fewer & fewer.

        Putin doesn’t strike me as the forgetful sort. Just sayin’…

    • mitchellc April 8, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

      Oh yes, this is the equivalent of 476. I don’t see how we could successfully alter the outcome of the ascension in the east.

      The only possible way would be to completely subjugate Russia. Militarily seems impossible, so the attempt must be done politically.

      The villainization of putin is merely the first of many steps that will be engaged over the next 50 years. That’s about how long it took to change the US politically and demographically.

      The problem is the west was defeated before anyone realized what was happening. Not so of course in Russia, where they have correctly framed the issue as good vs evil.

      So, as the west begins to whither from the onset of severe resource depletion, complete radio silence will be imposed on the thriving economic situation in the 3rd rome.

      My guess sanctions will include bans on work travel in the oil and gas engineering fields to offset the coming hiring bounties for skilled workers.

      At that point, a quiet trickle will begin for people making the decision to leave and not come back.

      Imagine making a good living in relative peace without the constant 24/7 haranging. You know, like the USA was before kennedy was taken out.

    • messianicdruid April 8, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

      Why hasn’t anyone made a video starring Hunter as “Mayhem” on an Allstate commercial? Lots of material there.

      • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

        Yes. I think he’s be good as the guy who flubs his lines in the Libbety Bibbety commercial too. Although, Joey B might want that one for himself.

      • BackRowHeckler April 8, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

        If you clean Hunter up he’s a presentable guy; apparently the chicks dig him.

        • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

          That can only mean one thing…

      • Not_GeorgeT April 8, 2022 at 9:43 pm #

        Great idea. Might be made and released as they move on “Joe” to resign.

    • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

      Thanks for today’s post, James. Lots of amazing stuff in there. Food for thought, as the food disappears from the grocery store shelves.

      That presser where Obama ‘joked’ that Jo Jo Magoo is his ‘vice president’ – wowsers! Recall that in an interview Obama said he’d like a 3d term as a puppet master, or somesuch. Looks like he got it. Then Magoo went and repeated it! Almost seemed like some sort of ritual in plain sight.

      Then the pathetic shuffling about aimlessly trying to get some attention by poor ignored Jo Jo! The entire even really showcased Obama’s innate narcissism and POTATUS’ impotence.

      What a shitshow. Well, at least they put it right out into the open so we can now know who really calls the shots.

      Cackles Harris was beaming like a kid in a candy store.

      • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

        Oops this posted in the wrong place. Should be its own post not a response. Sorry.

        • Not_GeorgeT April 8, 2022 at 9:44 pm #

          It happens.

    • Hereward the Woke April 8, 2022 at 5:39 pm #

      The long and short of it was that the crazed neocons in DC thought they were dealing with another Saddam or Gaddafi whom they could slap around then send in Seal Team 6 to deal with. Boy, were they wrong! I was one of those fools who thought Trump was playing 4D chess; know I suspect that it might be Putin. Can you have 4D judo?

  24. BackRowHeckler April 8, 2022 at 11:24 am #

    I’m out in the driveway assembling an electric bike — the rain finally stopped — listening to Talk Radio, which used to be so prevalent but now seems to be fading … it’s the Voice of the People, but the people seem slightly deranged. The subject de jour is Ukraine, the general tenor is challenge Russia, send in the Marines, establish a No Fly Zone, show Putin who’s boss — as if its 2003 and Russia is Iraq, Putin is Saddam Hussein, and all we have to do is show up and mete out a good asskicking. The host appears to be pretty level headed, but nobody thought to mention Russia’s 6000 nuclear warheads, and whether or not it would be a good idea to back Russia into a corner.

    • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 11:47 am #

      Check this out, BRH! I got a USMC recruiting brochure in the mail yesterday! I had some snazzy USMC gear merchandizing offers too! Evidently they’re looking for 64 1/2 year old retired USAF guys now to feed into the wood chipper against Russia in Ukraine. What’ya think? Should I take the plunge again? They encouraged me to give up a friend too, so if you like I can submit your name too and maybe we can go in on the “buddy program.” Just think: Fun, travel, adventure, AND you get to shoot people (if you don’t get shot first in VERY small print)!

      • BackRowHeckler April 8, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

        Marines are the only branch where retreads have to go thru their basic training. USAF and Navy bootcamp don’t count for Marines. On the other hand at Paris Island and San Diego the ladies are training with the men now, if you can believe it. At this point I don’t think I have what it takes to be a Marine, DA.

        Sometimes I look up Marine court martials; they are hilarious.

        • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

          I’m holding out for a personal invitation from Z and a starting rank of Colonel. I always wanted to be a Colonel, and I’m not settling for less this time. My first orders will be “RETREAT, YOU PANSY MOTHERF***ERS!!!”

    • Hereward the Woke April 8, 2022 at 5:41 pm #

      BRH: This is America’s Suez Crisis 1956 moment. Back then, we Brits thought we were still the top dogs and sent in the military to sort out the “wogs” in Egypt who were trying to nationalise a canal that happened to run through their own country. We were quickly put in our place by the REAL global power: the yanks. I believe the same thing is happening to America. The increasingly hysterical hectoring by DC fools of Russia, India and China proves it.

      • BackRowHeckler April 8, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

        And surprisingly, India is having none of it; Indians are happily buying all the coal and petroleum Russia can ship, and at slightly discounted rates, too.

        India has developed it’s own battle rifle after many decades of using the Russian Kalashnikov. I’ve read it’s quite good.

        • Not_GeorgeT April 8, 2022 at 9:48 pm #

          They’re also liking their S-400 system.

          and been building a blue water navy.

        • NoLongerHuman April 8, 2022 at 10:32 pm #

          It’s really annoying that this isn’t getting more coverage. The US is giving the world’s second most populous country a pass. Right or wrong India is taking advantage of this conflagration and lowering their cost while the west absorbs the it.

          I suspect this whole war is a ruse. Yes, many people are dying, but this is another part of the WEF’s great reset. The remedy to Climate Change, true or false, demands cutting the economy drastically. Only in the West, I suspect.
          Supply Chain disruptions, lockdowns, sanctions, energy shortages and famine are responses to Climate Change that they are preaching. Who knows maybe they are just paranoid and want to reduce the population.

          The great oppressors don’t want to risk that the human shattle risk their supreme right to devine dominion.

  25. studejack April 8, 2022 at 11:27 am #

    “One thing for sure is that the elite colleges churn out thousands of certified bullshit artists every year — with no other skills — and many gravitate to the power centers national life, where they rise in the ranks spinning metaphysical simulacrums of their boss’s purviews”

    As a Yale undergraduate in the summer of 1981 I interviewed at the C.I.A. It amazes me today to think how anybody, let alone a member of the so-called intelligence community, took me seriously. Yet I was anything but impressed by my interlocutor, who insisted that he was using a false name and told me not to discuss our conversation with anybody. He gave me a book to read about world federation, which perplexed me. Then he called me a fortnight later and asked if I wished to pursue a career, which really perplexed me, since I was even dumber than I am today. I responded that I didn’t want world federation, I wanted to spy for my country. And that was that.

    Today as I approach old age without any real economic security, and knowing I must work the rest of my life, I would sure love to have that fat federal pension. But given what JHK and others have revealed about the Deep State, I am relieved, no matter how much of a loser I am by any normal standards, that at least I didn’t sell my soul in that hot summer of the early Reagan years.

  26. mitchellc April 8, 2022 at 11:28 am #

    Well if it’s any comfort, no one anywhere at any level of power has the ability to alter the fundamental facts of life.

    Resource depletion (peak oil), environmental degradation and population overshoot have outcomes already baked in – going all the way back when large scale coal mining began in the 1600s in GB.

    So what were really seeing are the frantic actions of people in the know attempting to fabricate a soft(er) landing for *themselves*. Again, the titanic analogy is so perfect: scramble to get into women’s clothing and procure a spot on one of the few lifeboats before the general alarm goes out.

    So, sit back and enjoy the vanity fair. Getting fixated on individual tactical theaters, such as covid, Ukraine, et al can serve to obscure the larger strategic perspective.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 11:42 am #

      One thing I keep coming back to, if there were some people out there aiming to right what little the could control, returning our federal government to what it’s supposed to be based in law, would I be aware of it?

      The answer is no.

    • gustafson.robert.22 April 8, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

      “going all the way back when large scale coal mining began in the 1600s in GB.”

      …or earlier. Could we trace it back to Rome, Egypt, China, the river-valley-civilizations and agricultural revolution?…

      • Kim April 10, 2022 at 2:09 am #

        Well, charcoal burning and deforestation at least.

  27. Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 11:48 am #

    This article relates to my point about not being in a position to know if there are any true patriots out there with a goal of liberating this country, and be extension, the world, from the tyranny imposed under cover of a virus.

    If any such thing were being planned, it certainly would not be announced on a blog that everyone can see.

    My personal take is no, there is no one. But I can’t say I know that for a fact.

    “When lions roar they are sending a warning to all nearby that they are encroaching on claimed territory and their further advance will be met with appropriate offensive action.

    They’ve overtaken our territory and scared all the sheep into herd formation, conditioned to be reflexively obedient. Millions were unknowingly sent to their slaughter.

    There were no lions who roared.”

    https://thegoodcitizen.substack.com/p/when-lions-roar?s=w

    • mitchellc April 8, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

      The answer as you’ve probably already guessed, is no.

      The reason is the reality that the great mass of people are incapable of self government. They simply aren’t smart enough; Rather, it’s a trivial process to manipulate and control.

      Look at our own recent experience of just the last 5 years. seamlessly, the narrative went from muh russia to covid to Ukraine.

      you try to talk to people, explain the truth, the reasons for whats happening, the mechanics of how it’s going down. How do they react? And how fast do they immediately revert to ball sports, celebrity gossip. Etc?

      The problem is, as my dad said, the payoff for being smart, the award for being in the 1-2% IQ range, is the boobie prize.

      It’s a complete waste of time trying to help any others understand. Fools won’t listen, while the wise don’t need your help.

      So, you have two choices: join the forces of power or become a recluse (if only in your mind).

      Look at me – why would I try to help anyone? Do I care if some puny non entity on the net calls me a monster, a demon? Lol

      No, I’m enjoying myself completely. Watch the tea leaves and bet accordingly. It’s a fun game to play.

      • GreenAlba April 8, 2022 at 7:05 pm #

        This puny non-entity on the internet doesn’t envy you. But I think you may have persuaded yourself that you are to be envied.

        • MaryQueen April 9, 2022 at 9:57 am #

          Indeed, GA. As if he is some authority or important person that anyone listens to. LOL.

  28. SW April 8, 2022 at 11:53 am #

    I saw that video and want to share the link with anyone who didn’t. It says it all — Biden has served his purpose and pretending he’s anything but a washed-up, used vessel is over. But I think they’ll keep him around for a while to take the fall when the market crashes and Ukraine falls. The blame can be heaped on him and a “new, fresh face who’ll save us from the Biden mess” will be inaugurated.

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2022/04/no_author/tucker-democrats-have-decided-to-replace-biden/

  29. elysianfield April 8, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

    Well, CFN’rs, make of this what you will’

    The Forward Observer this AM reports that…

    FBI BUYS 5,000 SOCIAL MEDIA SCRAPING LICENSES: The FBI purchased 5,000 licenses for social media analysis software Babel X. The FBI awarded up to $27 million and, according to the solicitation, “shall be able to gather information from the following mandatory online and social media data sources: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Deep/Dark Web, VK, and Telegram…[and] additional fringe platforms, and other encrypted messaging platforms.” Also on the list are: Snapchat, TikTok, Reddit, 8Kun, Gab, Parler, ask.fm, and Chinese social media website Weibo. (AC: Social media scraping and sentiment analysis tools are evolving rapidly and are in wide use by private sector entities to understand and shape public behavior, perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs. The FBI’s use of this tool is not only likely to violate the spirit of the 1st, 4th, and 6th amendment and will likely be used to target political opposition or cast aspersions on broad swaths of the citizenry. – D.M.)

    Sentiment analysis….Fringe platforms…

    They are making the lists, and checking it twice,..gonna find out who’s naughty or nice…..

    Y’all fucked. Me too, of course. Those FBI guys and gals are great patriots…I would like to buy each of them a beer….

    • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

      The good news is that plain old internet comment boards like this are so old school now that they’ve become the cultural equivalent of snail mail, although, Jim’s site no doubt trips multiple alarms with his outspoken posts of late. Merely being pro-Trump (or not vehemently ANTI-Trump) is more than enough to get you outed these days.

      • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

        Dis

        When the crooks run the place, how do you get rid of them?

        If the vote cannot do it, it is over.

        Trump tried and was clobbered. For someone who knows the bastards as he does, to be eclipsed totally by them, is not a good sign.

        • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

          It’ll have to be the hard way, JAZ. Gonna be a tough nut to crack, for sure.

        • neurodoc April 11, 2022 at 9:14 am #

          This is what the second amendment is for, per the Founding Fathers.

  30. Prospero April 8, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

    What will happen once it becomes an unchallenged fact that mRNA shots lead uniformly to autoimmune deficiency syndrome, an alarming rise in cancer cases among the vaxxed, heart damage, organ damage, grievous neurological damage?

    Big Pharma will come to the rescue with a series of experimental “vaccines” and boosters that will cure all of these diseases. These drug pushers will claim that the above-mentioned deadly drug-caused side effects are “totally unrelated” to their mRNA Covid drugs. Unfortunately, most people will continue to believe the Big Pharma lies and line up for even more deadly injections.

    • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 4:15 pm #

      Now your thinking like a pharma exec!

    • SpeedyBB April 9, 2022 at 10:29 am #

      Worth noting in passing that Lysenko crank science ruled the roost in the USSR for twenty-five years, until they got rid of Uncle Joe.

  31. MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 8, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

    …or finally rage against that machine?”

    A valid view of the future.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L4YrGaR8E4

    • Not_GeorgeT April 8, 2022 at 10:00 pm #

      A number of weeks back clif high dealt with this. His thoughts, based on his model, indicated a world WROL was possible with so many pissed off, angry people running around dealing swiftly with those who created the health issues, deaths, and major life disruptions. I wouldn’t discount it.

  32. wm5135 April 8, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

    “are perhaps even more apt to create their own unreality” JHK

    “the viziers of empire”(jhk) have convinced an acceptable percentage of the population that starving, maiming and murdering children for profit is acceptable.

    Whose unreality are we discussing?

  33. Rowdypiglet April 8, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

    “What will happen once it becomes an unchallenged fact that mRNA shots lead uniformly to autoimmune deficiency syndrome, an alarming rise in cancer cases among the vaxxed, heart damage, organ damage, grievous neurological damage??

    I’m beginning to doubt that it will ever become an unchallenged fact, just as I’m beginning to doubt that all the other outrages that are right in our faces will ever be publicly acknowledged as such or accepted by the average person. I no longer remember the details, but I believe it was stated by a former KGB agent that, if you made a person afraid and inundated them with propaganda/lies for a finite but specific period of time, when later told the truth they would not believe it no matter what proof was offered. I suspect that’s why they developed a method of deprogramming that was used (I don’t know if it is any longer) on people who had been in cults or otherwise subjected to their techniques (like Patty Hearst).

    • mitchellc April 8, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

      Why is any of this new?

      The hard work was done over 10,000+ years ago when we first transitioned from hunter gatherers to field workers.

      It must have been worse than herding cats. The numbers of people who had to weeded out (executed) probably created quite a scene. But, it had the added benefit of terrorizing the remainders to toe the line.

      As we know, this is when physical size between rulers and peons began to diverge. Sure, some of that might have been nutrition, but we can’t overlook animal husbandry and selective breeding.

      Fast forward to today, and the vast majority simply wants to be left alone. That sentiment was crafted into a virtue, guaranteeing that those who don’t mind a little smashball will rise to the top.

      The reason I stop by here now and then is to see if any of the true believers in free will, agency and other fantasies are finally cracking.

      Som, like jim, come across as real hard cases, but 70+ years of high grade indoctrination will do that to you. I’ve said it before: finally figuring out the truth is similar to leaving a religious order.

      • GreenAlba April 8, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

        Believing in free will (albeit attenuated with a bit of common sense determinism) is not the same as believing your will will prevail.

        Re the transition to agriculture, it took humans a considerable time to recover from the assault on their health. They became shorter and sicker for at least several hundred years until their metabolism adapted. I did once have a reference for this but I’ve never been able to find it again.

        • Billy Hill April 8, 2022 at 8:30 pm #

          Harari in Sapiens deems the agricultural revolution the greatest fraud of all time. He’s romantically attached to hunter-gathering.

          Alternative archeology continues to move back the timeline and revise the accepted narrative from “hunter-gatherers one day decided to begin building complex pyramids and planting crops.” Non-academics such as Hancock contend advanced human technological civilizations pre-dated the great flood, survived. and disseminated their knowledge to the various haunter-gatherer societies that also survived.

          All very interesting and becoming less and less speculative, but Harari may ultimately have a point. Something about the Pursuit of Happiness — in the Greek sense…

          • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

            Back to Homo Ludens, Man the Player. A bit of Gardening is ok. Let the women do the daily weeding. Just clear the fields for them. No plough needed. Just the digging stick.

    • thirdcoastlegend April 8, 2022 at 3:07 pm #

      That came from the defector Yuri Bezmenov during and interview with G. Edward Griffin.

      GEG is still around warning about the communists and looking very hale at 90.

    • Night Owl April 8, 2022 at 5:14 pm #

      You may be right. In many ways, the Covid hoax has parallels to 9/11.

      The differences are that the scale is much larger, but the psychological tactics involved in convincing the public that 2+2=5 are nearly the same.

      This time around however, the scale is what is creating the mass awakening. Dunno if the statement from Jim will be an unchallenged fact among the cud-chewers, but there is at least a good chance that the truth cannot be swept under the rug this time around.

      My gut feeling for how this ends remains positive, unlike 9/11. That’s too far gone.

  34. SomeoneInAsia April 8, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

    It’s not just the Western world that’s becoming more and more medieval, it’s the whole world. Shanghai in China, for example, has currently descended into pure madness. The lockdown there is so extreme that people are starving to death and separated forcibly from their family members, even young toddlers, and troops are sent into the city, either to suppress any civil uprising or, according to rumors, to hunt down certain political enemies of the fat ogre sitting on the Chinese throne at present, who has almost single-handedly turned the whole of China today into what Trump would have called a ‘shithole country’.

    I sometimes — no, often — wonder what I might have done in some previous life, that I should deserve to be born into a world which is dying through no fault of mine. A world about to be destroyed by the depravities of a tiny handful of godforsaken (ex-)human souls we otherwise refer to as the Global Elite.

    Here in Singapore where I live things are still normal and untroubled. But I really don’t know how long that can last. And I shudder to think of the day when Singapore will go medieval, too.

    • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

      I saw the photos from Shanghai – horrifying. I truly hope this doesn’t happen in Singapore. Why don’t the people fight back? I saw the Chinese killing peoples’ pets, clubbing them in the street.

      Incidentally, I have known for a long time that culling animals is one of China’s ways of terrorizing its people.

      • SomeoneInAsia April 8, 2022 at 10:38 pm #

        I doubt the state of affairs in Singapore will become as nightmarish as that in Shanghai. Well, at least as long as the fossil fuels keep coming — except I don’t know for how long they will…

      • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

        China has always been that way. And most of them are fine with the personal credit system, and having little privacy. You are universalizing our values, which caused all of this to begin with since our values can’t be universalized without losing them. Plus we had and have no right to force ourselves on others like this to begin with.

        They pluck chickens before killing them. The pain and terror of the bird increase the flavor. Those are Chinese values. They are very, very alien to us.

        • SomeoneInAsia April 10, 2022 at 10:16 am #

          A little correction. China has always been that way *only since the communist takeover.* Prior to that the Chinese milieu was a whole lot more humane than many if not most societies around the world. Just look at how the Jews were treated in China in the past for example. It was the importation of (very alien indeed) communist values that ruined it all.

          You’re probably right on (premodern) Chinese values being very different from Western ones.

    • thirdcoastlegend April 8, 2022 at 9:58 pm #

      The implosion of China will cause much short-term pain, but it will be better for the world long-term.

      No one wants to live under a globe dominated by communism with Chinese characteristics.

      Now, that still leaves the WEF commies and their Lame Reset…

      • SomeoneInAsia April 8, 2022 at 10:34 pm #

        I VERY seriously doubt the Chinese will ever be able to able to bring about a new global hegemony like their American and British counterparts did. The resources for that are just not there anymore. Same reason the WEF’s dream of a NWO based on their sick fantasies isn’t going to materialize either.

        Relax, we won’t ever have to kowtow to that fat ogre currently sitting on the Chinese throne.

        • thirdcoastlegend April 9, 2022 at 10:19 am #

          SIA-

          I hope you are correct.

          Regarding China, there are aspects of their culture that serve to limit their reach. One is their very difficult spoken and written language. That is a hurdle that will prevent them from achieving the enormous cultural power the US did.

          I see the technical side of China and the WEF’s dystopian visions being limited by the availability of raw materials and cheap energy. I think some of this is already showing up in the supply chains and grid problems we are witnessing.

  35. Mickey April 8, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

    Up earlier there was talk about Impending Doom. I first felt it about a year and a half ago. Long story, but my guess is Satan. Really. The religious among you might agree. You skeptics (like I used to be), do your own research. Check out “Screwtape Proposes a Toast” by CS Lewis.

    • Walter B April 8, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

      An excellent suggestion, Screwtape was either a very prophetic work of fiction or was later used as a blueprint that was used to implement the system described in that work. The start of that method of degradation was certainly begun shortly after CS Lewis wrote the short story and brought to total fruition by Barney the Demented Purple Dinosaur.

    • Anthea April 8, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

      @ Mickey:

      The covid hysteria and interventions were so transparently evil that it’s almost impossible to understand how any fell for them–leading one to conclude that those who supposedly “fell” for the con were themselves the minions of evil.

      The whole thing is/was Satanic.

      • Alzaebo April 9, 2022 at 3:40 am #

        As a deeply religious atheist, I must concur: you are more right than you know. The “Satanic” is a real and abiding influence, and it is growing, per its function.

        The Anti-Christ, the dark mirror messiah, the one awaited to come for the first time, is not a man, or an entity, or an individual sentience.
        It is a culture, and its time has come.

        • Alzaebo April 9, 2022 at 3:43 am #

          The NWO? That is the form of the anti-Christ, its body.

      • thirdcoastlegend April 9, 2022 at 10:21 am #

        Anthea-

        There really something inhuman and evil about the past two years that would seem to exceed man’s capacity for such.

        I say this as someone who works in a STEM field and hasn’t been to church in years.

  36. MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

    SCHOOL TELLS 10 YEAR OLD GIRL TO DISCUSS HER FATHER’S ERECTION AND EJACULATION WITH HIM

    (Because, diversity, you bigots!)

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/opETl73lSD5c/

    • malthuss April 8, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

      diversity? black fathers?

      • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

        Kids need to learn about sex practices at age 10 for reasons of diversity, don’t ask me what makes that ‘diverse’.

    • SomeoneInAsia April 8, 2022 at 10:41 pm #

      Shouldn’t the school wait until she’s at least 16? 🙁

      • MaryQueen April 9, 2022 at 10:57 am #

        Yes because it’s appropriate for a 16 year old to ask her dad about his ejaculations…

  37. malthuss April 8, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

    seen online>

    The film Soylent Green was in the year 2022.

    • SomeoneInAsia April 8, 2022 at 10:47 pm #

      I’d love to stock up on Soylent Green made specifically from the bodies of the head honchos of the CCP (read: Callous, Cannibalistic Psychopaths). And from the bodies of various members of the Global Elite as well. Such as Gates, Fauci, Soros, Schwab etc. No, I won’t be eating this Soylent Green myself. I’ll be feeding it to the dogs.

      BilderBURGERS, anyone?

      • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 9:57 am #

        BilderBURGERS

        You’re a natural marketer!

  38. Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

    Just got back from the market, I had to pick up a few things for someone who is at home with the flu.

    Here’s a ray of light through the gloom, a reminder of how it is supposed to work in our system.

    One of the January 6 protestors has been acquitted. As the indefatigable Julie Kelly tells it:

    “D.C. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden not only acquitted Martin on all counts but agreed with Martin’s assertion that he was “waved” in by Capitol Police officers. Martin, who opted for a bench trial before the Trump-appointed judge and testified in his own defense, entered the building around 3 p.m. through a set of doors on the east side. He walked through the Rotunda and stayed inside for about 10 minutes.

    For that activity—a right protected under the Constitution up until January 6, 2021—Martin’s life, like that of every other American ensnared in this abusive prosecution, has been destroyed.”

    “His trial blew up one of the most animating features of January 6—that hundreds if not thousands of Trump supporters overran police and unlawfully invaded the Capitol. Despite a trove of video evidence, including security camera footage showing how law enforcement officers stood by as people filed in on both the east and west side of the Capitol, the myth that a “mob” broke down doors to gain entry persists to this day.

    But that narrative just suffered a major blow—and by a witness for the government, no less.”

    https://amgreatness.com/2022/04/07/another-january-6-narrative-goes-boom/

    • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

      Good stuff, thanks.

    • Q. Shtik April 8, 2022 at 6:36 pm #

      As the indefatigable Julie Kelly tells it: – Beryl o O

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

      I was unfamiliar with the name Julie Kelly so I Googled it and got pictures and a bio of a 50 something y/o woman with blond hair who is Irish and a professional pool player.

      She doesn’t seem like the kind of person who would be commenting on our January 6, 2021 situation.

      Could there be ANOTHER Julie Kelly?

  39. Htruth April 8, 2022 at 3:03 pm #

    2 Found Not Guilty In Michigan Governor Whitmer’s Kidnapping Trial 2 others jury could not reach a verdict https://americanyellowvest.wpcomstaging.com/blog/

    • Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

      The FBI should go on trial next.

      • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

        Bingo.

        • Not_GeorgeT April 8, 2022 at 10:09 pm #

          There’s a long history there.

          I encourage anyone interested to read:

          The Union Station Massacre: The Original Sin of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI
          by Robert Unger

          as a place to begin.

      • Night Owl April 8, 2022 at 5:17 pm #

        The Coomer and the Stroker need to be first on the docket.

        • MaryQueen April 9, 2022 at 10:58 am #

          Wouldn’t THAT be lovely?

  40. Amman April 8, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

    Peter McCullough – Winner, Best MD
    North American 2021 Awards

    https://www.clarkcountytoday.com/news/dr-peter-mccullough-official-covid-narrative-has-crumbled/

    Article is from January 2022. Worth a read.

  41. rachelPB April 8, 2022 at 3:50 pm #

    Recently it has been found that vaccinated people are producing spike proteins even after more than 1 year. Spike proteins are found in lymph nodes of vaccinated people that has died. These spike proteins are causing blood clotting. Because every cell dna is changed by messenger rna vaccine, spike proteins will always be produced in every cell of the body. I don’t want to scare any vaccinated friends here but the blood clotting risk is continuous. You need to detox yourself and boost your immune system in order to fight with these unnatural proteins. Ivermectin blocks ACE2 receptors to bind with spike proteins and helps to detox your body. Get it before it is too late https://www.livingnatural.net

  42. Beryl of Oyl April 8, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

    Here’s some commentary on the scamdemic from the Market Ticker dude.

    I get the feeling he is not happy with the people who pushed this on us.

    I wish he wouldn’t mince his words, and would tell us how he really feels. I have a hunch that we both feel the same way.

    So I’ll Forget/Forgive? Uh, No.

    “Forgive? You have not a prayer in Hell of that from me, seeing as there has been no admission you were full of ****, no compensation for the harm you imposed and absolutely no legal or other changes have been made that lead me to believe you won’t try to do it again. Indeed the very acts all have engaged in — the mandates were “suspended” instead of being revoked, not one person screwed with or fired was given all their back pay and benefits and the only “apology” that means anything in such a context is one denominated in dollars, and a significantly-larger number of them than you screwed others out of it is quite-clear that you not only don’t think you did anything wrong you intend to do it again should it strike your fancy.

    I’d rather see every single person who was involved in this abuse — which means nearly all employers, politicians and so-called “medical personnel” dead.”

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=245592

    • Anthea April 8, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

      @ Beryl of Oyl:

      It’s very possible Karl will see them all dead.

    • MaryQueen April 8, 2022 at 5:42 pm #

      Agree 100%. Let’s not forget the people who lost their PENSIONS because they refused the poison jab.

      People need to be outraged and demand justice.

    • Hereward the Woke April 8, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

      Ha! I thought I was angry about the Wuflu crap till I discovered Karl Denninger. He really hates the swines who forced this on us. And of course, he is 100% to do so. We will never forgive or forget.

    • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 7:23 pm #

      And I get the distinct feeling that absolutely none of this is over yet, either. There’ll be more even bigger waves coming soon. Likely in conjunction with a genuine hot war with China and Russia, whom they’ll blame the next waves on.

  43. Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

    Saker’s reporting that those wily Russians have committed yet another “atrocity,” this time using a Ukrainian missile. How devilishly clever of these godless commie bastards! What will they sink to next?

    https://thesaker.is/the-russians-commit-yet-another-atrocity/

    • mitchellc April 8, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

      What makes Russia morally superior to European Neanderthals, American Indians, African blacks, and a host of other defeated, exterminated and/or enslaved peoples over the ages?

      Just because you occupy a certain geographic space doesn’t means it’s “yours”. Oh no, not at all. If you can’t defend it, it’s not really yours at all.

      And if it has invaluable stores of natural riches, in fact the last economically recoverable resources on the entire planet, well what the fuck do you think is gonna happen?

      We are literally living through one of the major turning points in human history. So much bigger than WW2; rather, we’re talking fall of Rome or Constantinople scale on the historical chart.

      This is the ultimate existential struggle, the will to power writ large. There can only be one winner – survivor really – in this conflict.

      The one who prevails will dictate the future neo feudal society as core resources are conserved for advanced scientific applications aimed at getting our asses off this planet.

      • Anthea April 8, 2022 at 5:21 pm #

        @ mitchellc:

        That’s a very perceptive “take” on the present situation. This is indeed one of the major turning points in human history.

      • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 5:21 pm #

        Agreed, MC. This will be a winner take all, no holds barred, steel cage death match before it’s all said and done. My money’s on Russia and China, although it could be that we all destroy each other by the many lethal means we’ve already developed and deployed. In fact, my money’s on that.

        • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 5:31 pm #

          Dis

          My money is on the Asian axis because the real enemy of my country is the NWO who is the group behind the corruption of the Biden Mob with Ukraine.

          • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 5:39 pm #

            Yeah, but we’ve still got all them nuclear firecrackers lying (laying?) around waiting to be used.

          • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 5:49 pm #

            And bio labs and chemical stockpiles.

            From my perspective though, there is an element of the old school Americans that want Russia to beat down this NWO led, Biden Mob supported Ukraine situation.

          • thirdcoastlegend April 8, 2022 at 10:12 pm #

            Dis-

            Those nukes only work if the tritium triggers are up to date.

            As far as I can tell, the regime has yet to embark on the nuke modernization program that was supposed to begin in 2021.

            I have to wonder if Uncle Vlad noticed this.

      • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

        If you can’t defend it, it is not really yours.

        A beautiful statement that our Progressive government has forgotten by leaving the border open. The US is going to dissolve into ethnic areas and soon, to be followed by Canada.

        How many people realize that Russia not only contains Caucasian European stock, but lots of Asian stock also, closer to China than us?

        • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

          LOTS of Asian stock in Russia. The two are a natural match, another reason why they scare the shit out of the war mongers in DC.

          • thirdcoastlegend April 8, 2022 at 10:14 pm #

            Well, Asian women are pretty great, it is known.

          • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 11:27 am #

            No argument there.

    • Hereward the Woke April 8, 2022 at 5:50 pm #

      I’m still expecting the likes of the UK Daily Mail and NYT to bring up the usual “Russians juggling babes on bayonets” stories. Or if babies in short supply, can’t the hacks find some nuns that the Russkies raped?

      • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

        Little baby nuns in training.

      • GreenAlba April 8, 2022 at 7:14 pm #

        UKC news this morning showed Ukrainian soldiers pinning unarmed civilians on the ground with their arms held behind their backs, being kicked repeatedly in the head by the soldiers. They had worse footage they wouldn’t show during the day time. Alex Thompson, who speaks Ukrainian and has contacts there, said the worst he’d heard of was burnings and a crucifixion. Nothing covered by the MSM.

        • stelmosfire April 9, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

          Can this shit be true GA? The propaganda is off the wall. I used to think these atrocities were ancient history. It is saddening and sickening.My Liberal relatives are all for Killing Putin, Putin, Putin. In my career I have seen some really messed up shit. Mostly accidental.Some deliberate, OD’s of young people. Broken bodies and shit. Car wrecks, Four dead kids wrapped around a tree in an ice storm. gun shots, knifings, Boys will be boys.Heavy thunderstorms rolling through. right now. Been there done that. I love my PowerGlide. Pete Buttplug can take his EV and shove it up his gay ass.

          • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

            StE – the footage of the Ukrainians kicking the shit out of their own citizens (except they don’t consider the Russian speakers their own citizens) is right at the start of this news episode (it was actually April 6, not 8).

            https://www.ukcolumn.org/ukcolumn-news/uk-column-news-6th-april-2022

            You can hear Alex T. speaking about the other atrocities. He’s very trustworthy, in my view. Also very religious so he wouldn’t make stuff up! And, as I said, he speaks Ukrainian (and Russian) so he is able to translate what the soldiers are saying.

          • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

            Interesting chronology mentioned by Alex T regarding the supposed Russian atrocities in Bucha.

      • Penelope Dreadful April 8, 2022 at 10:31 pm #

        Hey I had the same thought! Then I got to thinking about Belgian Waffles, so I headed to the microwave.

  44. stelmosfire April 8, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

    I love my Turboglide

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-rLTiix-d0

  45. stelmosfire April 8, 2022 at 4:38 pm #

    The velvet glove.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlbplGhPTJc

    • stelmosfire April 8, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

      People can’t even drive an 18 speed.

  46. Roundball Shaman April 8, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

    “… the viziers of empire are perhaps even more apt to create their own unreality, which explains a lot about these fretful present days of American collapse. Is there anything the government tells you now that is not some sort of fabrication?”

    When your entire political and social structure has been erected upon a foundation of lies… you must lie. And lie. And then lie some more. And if one of your lies ever should come to light, you lie about that and say that it’s not a lie and that those who call it a lie are …lying.

    When lying is all you know how to do… you lie. When your entire career is built upon lies, you lie. When your entire economy functions upon multiple lies working in concert… you lie to provide the necessary fuel to keep the unrighteous scam going.

    And then you create whole (anti) social media platforms to dispense lies. And force people into thinking that lies are not lies. And to demonize anyone who would offer an opinion that conflicts with your gospel and creed of falsehoods that are codified into law every chance they get and passed off elsewhere as eternal truths that cannot be questioned.

    And you lie when something which is not a vaccine is called a… vaccine. And you lie when you call that toxic crap… safe and effective. And you lie when someone succumbs and perishes due to being injected with that death sap. And you lie about and smear the reputations of courageous doctors who speak out about these ongoing horrors.

    And when We the People already have compromised immune systems due to the lying liquid of life-erasure… you lie to them and tell them they must take MORE of the death potion.

    A one-trick pony. The Life of Lies. Or, the death of Truth.

    “America and its partners in Western Civ resign from modern life and go medieval. Everything about America is looking more and more medieval…”

    Medieval living starts with medieval thinking. The Predatory Elitist Class has been thinking this way for countless generations. Thinking that They are gods-among-us and the rest of us live solely to serve Them (or for us to just ‘go-away’ totally). That’s downright barbaric and wholly idiotic and selfish to a sickening degree.

    And then, We the People take on those medieval, barbaric thought patterns as we become hateful of each other and revert back to fully indulging the worst of our animalistic nature.

    When a culture starts devolving instead of improving… it is on a one-way trip to a destination that benefits no one. Not even those demons among us who pose as wise angels who started the journey for us… by going down the superhighway of Lies.

    • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

      If my personal model of what the Covid cascade is true, the s protein is the culprit, every time you get the shot, you are damaging your body’s areas where ACE2 receptors are present, which is just about everywhere. After attack by the immune system, the affected areas are damaged. How the body heals the damage is critical

      Here goes

      If the body can heal parental, like lung tissue, tissue with same type material, things will go fine.

      But if the body fills in with scar tissue, which does not function as parental tissue, you have lost that function forever. Could that be long term Covid? Could you be losing function every time you get injected? If some folks are right, that the mRNA and s proteins can replicate, like the virus, the situation is worse.

      I also believe that IM injections do not contain the mRNA in the shoulder muscle and thus the cells that get inserted are all over the body, through the blood stream. It seems to me that high oxygenated folks like athletes, that would have highly perfused muscle tissue are having more problems with the vaxx.

      I also believe that there will be a quieting of the government as the potential ramifications of what they have done sink in. “Let them eat cake” supplanted by “Just get another booster.”

      Talk about the Stupidification of America. “Get another booster” that does nothing to prevent the virus. Let someone prove the continuing destruction of tissue by both the virus and the vaxx.

      • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 5:45 pm #

        Question for Neurodoc.

        I know that neural tissue is not repairable. Could the sense of smell and brain fog on long term folks be permanent damage from the s proteins?

  47. JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 5:07 pm #

    Just announced.

    Will Smith suspended from the Academy Awards for ten years.

    Gee, can I imagine his middle finger raised in salute.

    He will no longer be involved with the biggest nest of fruitcakes in history.

    Aw!

    • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

      Why don’t you invite him over and watch them on the big screen TV next year, JAZ? That would be a very noble gesture on your part.

      • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

        Nah! I haven’t watched them in ten years. Watched this one because the ultimate winner is a group of folks from almost next door.

        • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

          Look at you! Rubbing elbows with the glitterati now, are we? You sly dog, you!

          • JohnAZ April 8, 2022 at 5:42 pm #

            CODA, we knew they were from Mesa, but found out recently they are from the next neighborhood over.

            Yeah, the Glitterati. I would not want to rub anything with the jerks in Hollywood.

          • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 5:50 pm #

            Me thinks you’re too modest.

    • MaryQueen April 9, 2022 at 11:54 am #

      He is one of the fakiest fruitcakes in history.

  48. Q. Shtik April 8, 2022 at 5:53 pm #

    On the prior blog thread I posted a grammar Easter egg hunt. One person responded incorrectly. The correct answer was the comment on April 7 @ 1:28 pm.

    • Jarek April 8, 2022 at 6:03 pm #

      What do they win?

    • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 6:04 pm #

      Are you watching The Masters? Tiger’s playing pretty decent, but a little off the pace (+1). His short game is rusty so far.

      • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 7:44 pm #

        +1 after 18. Made the cut.

    • Q. Shtik April 8, 2022 at 9:03 pm #

      the comment on April 7 @ 1:28 pm written by hustled enough.

  49. mitchellc April 8, 2022 at 6:04 pm #

    So here’s some background info to serve a thought experiment down further below:

    – The industrial revolution began in GB not because of some unique intellectual advantages. Rather, the first engines were steam – steam that required huge inputs of coal to operate. Turns out Britain is/was literally a coal island.

    – Pittsburgh became the center of US iron production for the same reasons. Turns out it was easier to ship iron ore to the foundry mills from minnesota vs vice versa.

    – Once teslas alternating current beat out DC, then super high voltages enabled electrical power to be transmitted hundreds of miles from source generation.

    Before coal, before natgas, before nukes, there was hydro. Hence, Niagara, along with Buffalo, Syracuse, and Rochester as side diversions boomed to the main target: NYC.

    So the question is: is the coming neo feudal tech society (necessary for future human advances) able to siphon off core resources from Russia, or is the Russian land in some way physically necessary as affording certain unique attributes or qualities?

    If that’s true, then that in itself would represent perhaps one of the greatest strategic secrets in recent history. To wit, what if we don’t just need their shit to run our operations here, but we need their actual physical space as well? (With them gone of course.)

    Try to noodle that one out – see how much more fun this is than crying over being butt hurt that the democracy you believed in was/is a giant mind fuck hoax all along?

    • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 6:35 pm #

      C’mon now, mc. You go to all that trouble to put up a thought provoking post, only to end it with a gratuitous swipe at the intelligence and motives of the commentariat. You can do better than that.

      But my short answer is that it’s not one or the other, but both. Plus additional historical, sociological, and philosophical reasons on top. I’ll ponder this while I finish my workout and get back to you.

      • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

        I think this one got mostly answered below. But if global warming has any merit whatsoever, then Russia will likely be the next breadbasket for the world. Lot’s of fertile land and low population density plus people that aren’t afraid and actually know how to work it. From an oligarch’s POV, their population has to be MUCH MORE desirable than ours, since they haven’t been nearly as spoiled by first world luxuries, which they’ll likely never get. And they’ll put up with more shit without complaining.

        The tech brainpower can come from China/Asia, as that’s where almost all of it resides right now anyway. And they’re already all bought into the whole “hive mind” mentality as well. In light of all that, it seems likely that it’s the USA and Canada that will be depopulated and stripped for natural resources while they still remain, with war refugees and the like being brought in, as we’re seeing now, to do all the hard labor that might entail.

    • SomeoneInAsia April 8, 2022 at 10:26 pm #

      The Industrial Revolution was essentially a bargain with the Devil, to whom great Mother Britannia — and in due course the rest of the West as well — willingly sold her soul.

      The Devil pays well in the short run. But the long run is now. Uh-oh.

  50. observex April 8, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

    Woke sex-ed:

    A teenage relative had a sex-ed class.

    On day one, the “teacher” said, “Today I am…a woman!” And each of the four days, began deciding and informing the kids whether they were a man or woman.

    Later, they showed an anatomy chart to the class and pointed at what we would call Fallopian tubes, but said, “we don’t call these Fallopian tubes anymore, because Fallopian was a cisgender man; we call them egg tubes.”

    I wonder if I could even make this up if I were trying to write improv.

  51. Jarek April 8, 2022 at 6:31 pm #

    https://www.amren.com/videos/2022/04/california-punches-the-tar-baby/

    Reparations on the way in Cali or should I say Kali. A diverse group of eight Blacks and one Japanese are deciding how much each Black will get. Expect them to be very generous with other people’s money. They are also calculating amounts as compensation for future racism.

    Even Black millionaires will get their share. One said Obama deserves money, for example.

    • malthuss April 9, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

      I have a talk from the black who runs the ‘task [cough, more like sit down not task] force.’
      if u want it, let me know.

  52. thwack April 8, 2022 at 6:39 pm #

    Thailand’s Monarchy and Why Foreigners Attack It

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L79F8mODq4c

    Probably because its not woke enough?

  53. mitchellc April 8, 2022 at 7:25 pm #

    So, here’s something else to consider: while Americans are force fed propaganda where we are the central heroes in every story, the Russians have a much deeper, visceral understanding of past events.

    Why did Napoleon make the fateful decision to attack? Because while Russia was still trading with GB, they represented the final obstacle to the imposition of France’s continental wide system.

    In other words, russia represented victory or defeat.

    Fast forward to 1941: why the volga, why stalingrad? Because, Russia represented an obstacle to future conquest and victory via the ME oil fields.

    In other words, Russia represented victory or defeat to the aggressor.

    So too today. Once again they are the lynch pin. And of course every single Russian knows this. (I would imagine Russians must wonder why they’re always the ones being attacked.)

    Anyway, when you come from hardy stock, have not been weakened from woke BS, and know you have your backs literally against the wall (again!), how hard do you think they’re gonna fight?

    Which is why I think the effort to defeat them needs to be cultural and political. The west needs to appeal and convince their youth that they should join the Borg. If this is a 30-50 year play (about when the west’s reserves are truly shot), then their capitulation would come just in the nick of time

    • BackRowHeckler April 8, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

      Putin has been seen walking around in Moscow carrying his atomic suitcase. If he looses a few nuclear missiles, what will the target(s) be? My money is on Brussels, and wherever NATO HQ is.

      • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 7:43 pm #

        It’s Brussels.

      • BackRowHeckler April 8, 2022 at 8:13 pm #

        Well, now Finland and Sweden are offered as candidates for NATO membership. Apparently NATO is willing to dispense with the formalities and award membership immediately. For his part, Putin will see this as an intolerable provocation; he might feel fidgety, his finger on the nuclear trigger might feel fidgety.

        • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 9:10 pm #

          I’d say more like firm. I know mine would be.

    • Disaffected April 8, 2022 at 7:42 pm #

      Incisive analysis. As to the west appealing to their youth; not happening now and no signs whatsoever that it ever will happen. In fact, quite the opposite. As to the reserves, they’re already effectively shot economically and geopolitically. We’re running on fumes as we speak, which will become painfully apparent to everyone as the dollar gets replaced as the reserve currency and the US can no longer impose its will in any sphere globally whatsoever. We’re seeing that play out daily in Ukraine as we speak. All we have are sanctions that effectively sanction us and 24/7 propaganda in a shameless attempt to get everyone spun up about Putin as the new Hitler. Effectively a rehash of WWII, except that we can no longer even pretend to be a major military power. The Emperor has no clothes and that’s one fugly Emperor to have to be looking at naked.

    • thirdcoastlegend April 8, 2022 at 10:38 pm #

      Well, in a perfectly rational world the Jerries would have gone straight for the Caucasus oilfields and dared the Russians to come and take them back.

      • Alzaebo April 9, 2022 at 2:34 am #

        They would have, but the Greek insurrection against Mussolini’s forces diverted them until their entry was too late. Fall was past, and winter was upon them, unprepared.

      • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

        Patton wanted to keep going but they wouldn’t give him the gas. Back then we were allied with Russia, back when it was Communist. Now that it’s Fascist or Nationalist (and that’s all Fascist means contra Night Owl, Mary, and everybody else), it is a deadly enemy.

        How to explain it? Easy: Capitalism/Communism are one System, both Globalist in their final form. Both economic or materialist in nature. In contrast, Fascism and National Socialism are philosophies of Man and even Spirit since Man is a spiritual being.

        • Night Owl April 9, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

          Fascism in a nutshell puts the state over the individual.

          To be accurate, our current situation is, IMO, an inverted form of totalitarianism. It is also fascistic.

          • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

            Corporate Capitalism in a nutshell does the same thing. As does Communism.

            Look, you grew up in culture full of lies about infinite freedom, everyone is smart and deserves to vote, etc. You know that none of that is true now I should hope.

            Most people are pretty dumb. And most of the smart people are without wisdom and can be grossly manipulated as the covid mania showed.

            In a sane culture, where people were raised correctly, some people could be trusted to vote – those who deserved it. Fascism allows for voting. But it refuses to pretend life is a grab bag where individuals can do whatever they want without giving back. Now what was the latter part of the 20th Century but a big Lie that doing so is not only fine, but the whole point?

            All systems have losts of hierarchy and authority. Any that don’t aren’t viable – or they are lying about it and are probably the worse of all in this regard.

          • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 11:45 pm #

            lots and losts.

          • Jarek April 10, 2022 at 12:15 am #

            lots not losts, damn it. Hierarchy has not been lost but changed into a more secretive and less worthy form.

    • JohnAZ April 9, 2022 at 12:38 am #

      The Baku Caspian oil fields.

      • JohnAZ April 9, 2022 at 12:42 am #

        Think about this regarding Ukraine. The eastern end of Ukraine sticks into Russia like a dagger, aimed right at the Baku oil country. With the future going to be dependent on who has the resources, I would say that Putin is legitimate in worrying about future invasions by an oil and gas hungry NWO.

        • Alzaebo April 9, 2022 at 2:37 am #

          Excellent, JohnAZ, exactly right.

  54. QuantumOfIdleness April 8, 2022 at 9:15 pm #

    “Everything about America is looking more and more medieval — our rough living conditions, our lawlessness, our violent entertainments, our Hobbesian racketeering, our occult sexual preoccupations, our depraved elites, our quack science. ”

    I agree with with all of this except the medieval part. I think Jim is giving the middle ages an undeserved bad name by suggesting America’s current state of decline resembles the way things were in that unfairly maligned era of European history.

    • JohnAZ April 9, 2022 at 12:36 am #

      Feudalism, the structure of medieval times, is the prominence of manor living, where the PTB , a very small number, lived in their manors and gave protection to their sharecropping serfs. Remember that the key to that form is agricultural localization, large manor driven territories that continuously fought each other, hence the need for protection. Protection provided by mercenaries that hired out to the manor owners, knights.

      JHK has predicted localization and more need for agriculture with the end of the oil culture. Will the world have a choice.

      Now, how do you convert from a 70% urban world to a manor driven feudal society? With much death , war and pain. Cities are 50% empty now, the trends will continue.

  55. tom clark April 8, 2022 at 9:54 pm #

    Jimbo…the whole world must know by now how you feel about the covid “hoax” because you’ve repeated it over and over and over again.

    But how about avian flu and your backyard chickens?

    • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 6:14 am #

      Here in the UK there are no more free-range chickens. They’re all confined to barns because of the alleged outbreaks of flu.

      And guess how they’re testing? PCR tests.

    • Billy Hill April 10, 2022 at 8:32 am #

      Here’s Tom again telling our host what to write about.

  56. Ms. Anne Thrope April 8, 2022 at 10:06 pm #

    I love this man for “bullshit artists” alone.
    An atavistic turn of phrase
    An anchor to a time and sensibility i wish to remain tethered

  57. mitchellc April 8, 2022 at 10:38 pm #

    The nice thing about understanding history is the ability to detect patterns.

    I suggest commenters review the basics of bosworth field if they are not already familiar with event

    Like today, we have many players assessing the situation in real time, basing their alliance and support on intuition and observation.

    It’s where Hemingway got his “slowly then suddenly” quip; it applies to all struggles, personal or get political.

    If the US appears to be faltering, if we cannot defend the dollar standard, then this sucker will go down faster than many suspect.

    • BackRowHeckler April 8, 2022 at 10:55 pm #

      We used to have a poster here — called himself Fincain, a Russian actually — who related everything to the War of the Roses. I never took it seriously but maybe he was on to something.

      • mitchellc April 8, 2022 at 11:28 pm #

        There are some truly significant turning points that have altered the course of history.

        Salamis, teutoburg, Lepanto, et al probably carry more significance than bosworth.

        Bosworth just provides a great cautionary tale about supposed “allies” remaining on the sidelines until they commit to the eventual victor.

        As to the main point, I’m still trying to figure out all of the “Russia is losing” themes. I mean, what is the point, what is the strategic objective of this narrative?

        Think this through: putin is removed. How many russian leadrrs would we need to go thru before one had the political backing of both the people and military to capitulate (and become enslaved) to the west?

        You see how ridiculous this prospect is? So, I again ask why the fabricated stories of Ukraines valiant defense?

        How does this lead go usa subjugation of russia for their essential resources, whether or not they are genocided?

        Im actually curious: what’s the point/purpose of directed media promoting this POV? How does the west win?

        • anmariwakaranai April 9, 2022 at 12:21 am #

          Well salami certainly changed the course of my life… badabing.

          I think Putins replacement sits in prison over there. Don’t know for sure but I’ve read he’s a western asset.

        • Not_GeorgeT April 9, 2022 at 12:51 am #

          It is a distraction. There are huge problems in the USA.

          Distract the people, get them talking about Ukraine. Forget: gas prices; Southern Border; rising housing costs, rising food prices, rising homicide rates in big blue cities, mandated vaccine policies putting people out of work; trillions upon trillions of dollars of debt laid at the feet of the taxpayers; election fraud; people getting prematurely ill and dying after getting injected with an experimental drug cocktail; looming supply chain breakdown; looming food shortages; it goes on and on.

          Easier to talk about the poor people of Ukraine, who had a legit government overthrown by the good ole USA in 2014 and have fallen into the hands of a multitude of perpetrators of bad times. Blame it on Russia. Easy-Peasy, nothing to see here in the USA.

          Plus! All that defense spending being funneled to the MIC and others under the pretense of ‘helping Ukraine’.

          A good portion, but not all, of the US public loves it, so send everyone in the USA some more.

          Let the good times roll!

          • mitchellc April 9, 2022 at 5:55 am #

            Let’s move past the obvious and focus on the war against Russia itself.

            We know that US strategic planners actually think it is winnable. The question is, how does the present narrative of “Russia is losing” support our war aims?

            For example, we know that 2 weeks to slow the spread, safe and effective, etc were used to advance the covid/vax story.

            But the real tactical component was the imposition of passes, currency and social controls.

            Now with regard to Russia, the end game is actual engagement and occupation conducted by a consortium of US allies.

            Think! How does the flood of positive, valiant Ukraine defense stories segue to this critical step?

          • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

            Is Russian vulnerable if Putin is assassinated? I can’t see us winning in any conventional way, but only thru a color revolution once he is gone.

            The opposition is Jewish. They did it before…..

        • Alzaebo April 9, 2022 at 2:16 am #

          Because the Straussian neocons think they still hear the hoofbeats of Cossacks in the night.

          The theme is baked in their genetic cake.

          This war is 5000 years old. In 712 BC, the radicals won against their much larger majority, and revised their History. The Longest War continues. There have been several major chapters.

          The radicals believe, in their bones and flesh and spirit, that their conquerors brought the wrath of the gods. The destruction of the Ehdeen, (“Eden”) the Garden; of Pardes (“Paradise”), the Orchard. Their ancestral home.

          Genesis is not about the beginning of the world, but the end of it. The Bible is the survivors trying to figure out why the gods tried to kill them. The War, and the NWO, is their driven need to prevent it from happening again.

          This, actually, is an environmental response. Every 8 to 10 thousand years, our solar system orbits into the tail end of the Taurid asteroid swarm.

          Asteroids rain down, the comet trails as angels with swords of fire. Civilization is shattered, leaving only fragments, myths, and the memories of destruction. These are the children born of Chaos.

          • Alzaebo April 9, 2022 at 3:02 am #

            Vindman, Nuland, Kagan, Freeland, Kinzinger; all are of the Ukraine.

            A commenter speculated Israel is soon to be overrun, indefensible by numbers alone.

            They prepare to fall back to the Pale of Settlement, to their other historic homeland, founded by those driven out in 70 BC.

            The empire of Kazaria. They had hidden well, and came out when it was safe to do so. The Ten Tribes, betrayed, landed in Gaul, and mixed, the sin for which the radicals made war. Their betrayers, in their turn, landed in Kazaria.

            Nuland and company prepare the path. Israel will be left to the Mizrahi, who stayed, even after Rome. The Ashkenazim are going home.

            Israel was not their first home.
            Neither was Kazaria. Yet a home they must have, if their people are to survive. What you see is their ancient Way of gaining it.

          • Alzaebo April 9, 2022 at 3:22 am #

            This is their Way; it is a story told in Ur, and Canaan, and Midian, and Egypt, and New Babylon, and again, and again. They tell you truthfully, yet you heed not the tale, nor the lesson.

          • messianicdruid April 9, 2022 at 8:18 am #

            “The Ten Tribes, betrayed, landed in Gaul, and mixed, the sin for which the radicals made war.”

            Oversimplification: they were scattered in ALL nations. Just saying.

            Betrayed?

          • BackRowHeckler April 9, 2022 at 11:30 am #

            And if Zelensky can leverage his limited war into a major conflict between the West and Russia, with NATO armor and infantry crossing into Russian territory and NATO aircraft and missiles hitting Moscow, do you have any doubt that a battered Russian command, perceiving imminent defeat, wouldn’t hesitate unleashing its nuclear arsenal, 6000 warheads, on all points west. That seems to me to be the elephant in the room.

          • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

            Dr Duke says that Iraq is also sacred to them since that is where the Talmud was written, at least the main version. It would explain much since they control our foreign policy.

        • BackRowHeckler April 9, 2022 at 9:02 am #

          Not to mention the Golden Horde which occupied Russia under the ‘Mongol Yoke’ for 250 years, centered in the Kiev Rus, the historical nexus of Russia. It wasn’t a Peaceful and Benevolent occupation to say the least, just one of many invasions and indignities Russia suffered in the past 1500 years.

          “Russia will never again be invaded from the West”. -VPutin

          The thought of US/NATO subjugation of Russia is absurd and delusional. Napolean Bonaparte’s European Army actually got inside Moscow, which the Russian Army had burned to the ground at Napoleon’s approach, then retreated behind the Urals, destroying the French Grande Armee’ piecemeal on its long retreat to Paris.

          • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

            Yet when Russia grew strong, it chose to fight the Swedes first, not the Mongols. Why? Because the Swedes were then aggressive Catholics who would have changed their culture completely. The Mongols were in contrast, benevolent rulers with a hands off mentality. They didn’t care what the Russians believed as long as they got their tribute of wheat, gold, men, and I suppose, virgins.

            They lived out on the steppes in their yurts and with their flocks. They left the Russians alone if they remained orderly and paid their tribute. Much better than than how the Muslims or the Swedes would have been. But of course, they were supremely bloody in their conquest and would be again against any rebellion.

          • BackRowHeckler April 9, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

            Yeah I could see the Mongols point. Russia has some of the most beautiful in the world.

  58. SoftStarLight April 9, 2022 at 3:43 am #

    Thank you Mr. K, I learned a new word today! Though I do wonder if a rich vocabulary would potentially be a casualty of going medieval? According to wordnik..

    perspicacious
    adjective

    1.) Having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted. synonym: shrewd.

    2.) Having the power of seeing clearly; quick-sighted; sharp of sight.

    3.) Fig.: Of acute discernment; keen.

    4.) Of acute discernment; having keeninsight; mentally perceptive.

    5.) Able to physically see clearly; quick-sighted; sharp-sighted.

    6.) acutely insightful and wise

    • messianicdruid April 9, 2022 at 8:12 am #

      Six definitions that are practically identical are not a problem. The words that have six [ caution – slight exaggeration ] definitions that depend on context and venue engender fraud, deception and oppression not just miscommunication.

      • SoftStarLight April 9, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

        Is it true that English in particular has this issue? I’ve heard that English contains more words that can have multiple meanings than is found in other languages. And what is that all about lol?

      • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

        You mean words can have more than one meaning and thus one has to provide the meaning that one means?

        Attn Mary.

        • messianicdruid April 9, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

          An example concerning venue; when you are in “court” and they ask “do you understand the charges”, you do not want to appear to be an idiot that cannot * comprehend * your own language, so you say “yes”.

          What is meant in this venue is ‘do you stand under the charges’? IOW do you accept the responsibility of being judged [ authority of ] by this court as to the facts and our interpretation of the applicable law’?
          Thus they gain [ solidify ] their jurisdiction.

  59. mitchellc April 9, 2022 at 7:01 am #

    After thinking about this a bit, my initial thoughts are that maybe we’re playing the “fun and exciting” angle.

    That is, if we can simultaneously construct a narrative that “heroic, valiant” Ukraine is beating the “bumbling, poorly equipped/trained/ led” Russians, then perhaps we can convince everyone that direct engagement would be winnable.

    Then, in parallel with Russia being painted as evil along with the West having a moral obligation to intercede, we play the tried and true, “are you an unpatriotic coward?” card.

    As I mull this over, I’m beginning to like the explanation. We need to remind ourselves theres a reason behind this constant flood of stories. At the upper echelon, decisions were made to direct the media to intentionally push this angle as part of a broader strategic initiative.

    Ultimately, it all gets back to gaining access to the globes last critical resources. It’s crucial to have enough juice to retain control while we guide humanity to a much reduced footprint towards an age of techno feudalism.

    500m compliant serfs consuming a fraction of per capita energy consumed today, managed and controlled through a comprehensive array of passes, social controls and currency restrictions, all dedicated to serving the common good of scientific advances.

    • gustafson.robert.22 April 9, 2022 at 7:20 am #

      The only unexhausted, underdeveloped scientific sphere is human ecological systems-theory.

      …Which is why a techno-feudalist state for continued scientific progress is a silly idea that will not take hold long. “Scientific progress” has one frontier left. Exploration of that frontier will contraindicate that proposed techno-feudal social arrangement.

    • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 10:19 am #

      That is, if we can simultaneously construct a narrative that “heroic, valiant” Ukraine is beating the “bumbling, poorly equipped/trained/ led” Russians, then perhaps we can convince everyone that direct engagement would be winnable.

      Then, in parallel with Russia being painted as evil along with the West having a moral obligation to intercede, we play the tried and true, “are you an unpatriotic coward?” card.

      I can see this as well. The reason most people discount this line of thinking is that the US has no capability whatsoever to actually intercede successfully other than possibly going straight to the nukes. With Russia’s capture of all the US-sponsored biolabs, it appears that even bio-terror is off the table now. The current tactical approach, insurgency warfare by proxy with liberal amounts of info warfare seems like by far the best way to go, so this continues to looks like a long, slow bleed affair to sap Russia’s strength and soften them up for yet another possible color revolution, which the DC stooges still mistakenly believe could possibly be effective.

      In the end I think it comes down to whether or not you believe that the egg-heads in DC are actually as smart as they believe, or whether this is just a continuation of tried and true 20th century Cold War thinking passed down from such “legends” as Brzezinski and Kissinger? Knowing DC’s propensity for group think and adherence to strategic orthodoxy, my guess is that it’s the latter, which indicates that the whole Ukraine affair from 2014 on simply reeks of desperation on the part of the DC war mongers. They’ve assessed the problems that need to be addressed alright, but they’ve simply run out of ideas for effective solutions, so they’re now lurching from one botched attempt to another to save their sorry asses. None of it’s working.

  60. Merkwurdiglieb April 9, 2022 at 8:03 am #

    The VAERS program is front-and-center in Ms. Walensky’s CDC purview. Does she not cop a glance at it now and again?

    Channeling Dr McCoy from Star Trek I must say:

    “Dammit Jim, you’re a writer and an astute socio-political observer, not a transgender lexicon compliant automaton!”

    Just like there are many who stood up even in the early days of COVID and refused to mask, dammit Jim Kunstler stand up and stop referring to that freak of nature as “She” no matter what IT’S reality attempts to impose on those in this world who are actually still sane.

    DO IT JIM!

    • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

      Yes, use the narrative against them. Does Walensky deserve to be considered human? Just start calling her, it.

      Or pretend that women are compassionate, and start calling her, he. They really love that!

      Fauci? An It.

  61. Dr. Coyote April 9, 2022 at 8:28 am #

    “White House political advisor Karl Rove famously said, ‘We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.'”

    Know who else creates their own reality? People who’ve gone off their psych meds.

    • Merkwurdiglieb April 9, 2022 at 8:45 am #

      And those infused with hormone therapy to fool their bodies into a “forced” reality Dr Coyote.

    • MaryQueen April 9, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

      And way too many members of society, these days.

  62. BackRowHeckler April 9, 2022 at 9:36 am #

    “Judge Jackson possesses a keen legal mind, one of the best legal minds in America.”-Sleepy Joe

    For her part the Judge gave a speech familiar to anybody who paid attention to any of the speeches black appointees heading up (every) executive department in NYC, basically: “I serve as an example to POC everywhere. You can do it too.” That’s about it. The results of this line of thinking is playing out in cities all across America — SF, Chicago, Rochester, NYC, Atlanta and so on. The disasters are irreversible, it is endgame.

    • SoftStarLight April 9, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

      Yes. We must always and forever be antiracist. That is unless we are speaking of pocs. And if it is advocacy for them we must always be racist. Got it?

    • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

      And the moral standing of the Black race? They can’t even handle the reality of charity as BLM shows. They’re gimmies. Obese Lesbian grifters trying to abscond with monies stupid Whites bestowed on them.

      And their own charities? They can’t sustain them without White help. They’re just not generous enough.

    • MaryQueen April 9, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

      I find it really funny watching people (mostly on the left) gush about the “first black woman supreme court judge” – which directly contradicts MLK’s hope that some day people would be judged not by the color of their skin but by their accomplishments, etc.

      Ms. Jackson should be embarrassed that she was used as a tool of tokenism, but I’m guessing she’s too mad with power and fame now to care.

  63. GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 10:24 am #

    @Night Owl (and anyone who’s interested)

    On the previous thread you posted a link to a short extract of Attorney Todd Callender talking to Reiner Fuellmich about medical homicides in US hospitals (Midazolam/Remdesivir/ventilator frequencies separating N & O and putting people to sleep).

    There was a link to the full interview underneath so I listened to the whole thing (1h11m if anyone is tempted). Maybe you’ve already listened to it, NO.

    Utterly terrifying stuff about what is actually in the jabs and how it interacts with 5G (the graphene hydroxide doesn’t need to be injected – the chemical building blocks are injected and your body makes the graphene hydroxide itself).

    The initial jabs install the hardware; subsequent jabs install the software for fine tuning the effect that you want in different people/groups of people (Todd C is ex-military – he knows about fifth-gen. warfare), including just popping people when required (I’d say this is the least bad option myself, having heard the others).

    I know that you (like Mike Yeadon) have pointed out that the ‘covid victims’ falling down in Wuhan was obvious nonsense. Todd C lists different wavelengths that achieve different effects. It’s on record (I recall seeing a parliamentary committee or something at the time, questioning the police chief) that they used microwaves against protestors in Victoria, AU, to literally cook/burn them. Also you can use the same frequency as used for the ventilators to separate N and O in the air and make people drop dead. He says the people in Wuhan were deliberately ‘dropped’. Wuhan was the first place to roll out 5G. The Chinese figured out themselves that this was what was happening and 21 million of them in the region ditched their 5G phones.

    It’s horrific, but really worth listening to.

    https://rumble.com/vytjl3-attorney-reiner-fuellmich-and-attorney-todd-callender.html

    • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 10:27 am #

      Small mercy included info. that a Dr Lee/Leigh/Li (no idea who this is) is working on protocols to flush your system (for those like myself who were among the early duped) including chlorine dioxide, which is easy to obtain.

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

        Also an antidote for those who might be unvaxxed but have been in close association with the recently vaxxed, in particular. Although Todd C is more interested in what’s in the lipid nanoparticles (hydrogel) than he is in the spike proteins, which generate for about 4 weeks post-vaxx, but remain in the body for 15 months.

      • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 11:44 am #

        To avoid creating false expectations, I should point out that the chlorine dioxide – if I recall correctly – only disables the nano-bot arrangements – I don’t think it does anything to spike proteins. I’ll be ordering it anyway before they make it unavailable!

        Best to listen to it yourselves, those who want to know the details.

        The bad news, of course, (which we knew anyway, but this repeats it) is that, while the jabs offer some level of precision, anyone anywhere can be sprayed or irradiated.

      • MaryQueen April 9, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

        Also, there has been conjecture about batches, that some had to be placebo in order for it not to be too obvious. So many people should be OK (I hope).

    • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      Forgot to mention an important point – Sputnik and Sinovac are also implicated, so no free passes for Russkies, Chinese, or those nations who bought into Sinovac. They’re after us all.

      • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

        And the damnable question: How could Putin not know? And allowing it, is the whole war in Ukraine a big show to help bring in the Global Order?

        • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

          I have to admit to a big question mark over anything Putin-related because of all this. Listen to it, though, if you have time – to get it clear, in case I picked up anything wrongly. I might listen to it again myself.

    • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 10:50 am #

      Excellent info GA! The truth always comes out, albeit belatedly. But by then they’ve usually moved on to the next phase or big thing. But I do know that any mention of 5G among “polite company” will get you labeled a “conspiracy theorist” in a nano second. So be it.

      • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 10:54 am #

        To add, knowing how big pharma operates, if the ever do have to admit some trivial amount of liability (all necessary in context of what we knew at the time!) in all this, they’ll no doubt be ramped up and ready to charge you for the cure. Fuckers!

        • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 11:30 am #

          Well, Disaffected, Moderna have had their HIV vaxx approved (or is it nearly approved? So much to remember!), so they give people AIDS then give them monthly (according to TC) HIV vaxxes or whatever to keep them alive – supposedly.

          I’ll just check out when that happens. No double-down vaxxes for me.

          • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 11:40 am #

            Likewise.

      • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 11:37 am #

        I get snarky comments about 5G even from my own husband. And I think they make snarky comments on his docs’ blogs as well.

        To be honest, I snarked a bit myself a year ago. 🙁

        • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 11:42 am #

          Not to worry. We’re all figuring this thing out – or at least trying to – one day at a time.

          • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

            Assuming, as we do, that there are spooks observing our conversations on here, I sometimes wonder what they’re thinking as we find out one fact after another. Are they just sniggering? Whatever lists they’ve got our names on, they did that ages ago, so they must be twiddling their thumbs a bit.

          • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 10:12 pm #

            I think it’s mostly automated and saved for later use these days, GA. They have data overload these days due to the amount of crap they’re collecting. Thank God for that at least. Plus they’re too cheap to hire actual humans to listen.

    • MaryQueen April 9, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

      Thank you, GA, not only for the link but the summary.

      I wonder how much ‘software’ is downloaded in people who got 2 shots as opposed to now, what, 4? And is 5G everywhere now? Pretty sure it’s in my area.

      So, the people dropping like flies could have been 5G testing? Wow.

      • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 3:19 pm #

        There’s heaps more in there than I’ve summarised, Mary. You might want to listen to it too. Everything from North Korean graphene-enhanced soldiers with semi-indestructible heads to a huge array of … zombies. It’s genuinely horrendous. And the guy seems sane. If anyone had told me this last year I’d have rolled my eyes. Reiner Fuellmich has often said if someone had told him the covid stories before he started looking into it he’d have sent them packing, thinking they were mad.

      • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

        One thing I know nothing about is how vulnerable people are to the 5G masts as opposed to the actual phones. You can avoid the phones.

    • Night Owl April 9, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

      Hm. Very interesting stuff in the last paragraph, GA.

      I saw you mention supplements below. Another one to perhaps look into is NAD+ which works at the cellular level to promote regeneration.

      • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

        Just saw an ad for that yesterday. First time I ever heard of it. A variation on B-3 Niacin.

        • Night Owl April 10, 2022 at 6:31 pm #

          A lot of the DARPA/MIC types use this stuff.

          There are government studies out there in which it was used to de-age mice in a lab. It repairs telomers.NASA psychopath Dennis Bushnell gave a presentation on it.

          Various treatments are available, with injectibles being the most costly. But reviews of the pills are quite positive.

      • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 3:14 pm #

        Thanks, Night Owl, will do.

    • MaryQueen April 9, 2022 at 7:42 pm #

      5G – a new technology that uses radiation, but that they didn’t think it was necessary to test on humans before implementing.

      Yet we’re crazy if we are concerned about it.

      Even though people already get sicker and sicker every year from radiation.

      • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 8:08 pm #

        As with the vaxxes, implementation and testing are the same thing.

        • Night Owl April 10, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

          🙂

  64. elysianfield April 9, 2022 at 11:24 am #

    Well ladies and germs;

    Newsmax, a site I no longer trust, this AM reports that a former Nato Commander suggests that the West must send heavy weapons to (the) Ukraine, and get ready for war with Russia.

    Whomsoever is now calling the shots are again doubling down, just as they have done with other current unpopular outrages. I fear it ain’t gonna stop.

    If you got loins, you better gird them.

    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/russia-ukraine-nato-war/2022/04/08/id/1065000/

    • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 11:32 am #

      ‘Calling the shots’ has taken on a whole new meaning, EF. 🙂

    • BackRowHeckler April 9, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      People don’t realize the peril we are in. They’re too excited about Judge Katanji Jackson, and Sec. of Transportation Pete Buttgieg’s plan to outlaw diesel trucks.

    • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 11:40 am #

      Say goodbye to Europe as we knew it then. Putin’s already stated in no uncertain terms how he’ll respond to serious escalation attempts and the countries that provide it. But I wouldn’t put too much stock in what one former commander says. These guys are career ideologues and always spout the same line of crap.

      On another note, if Europe ceases to exist, it appears that the US is ready to adopt Euro style football – “soccer” over here – with a new, faster paced, three teams at a time version played on a circular field, dubbed “Omega Ball.” Watching a match on FS2 as we speak, and if nothing else, it definitely speeds the action up quite a bit. Anything to keep us distracted, I guess.

      • BackRowHeckler April 9, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

        Any scoring? Or does it end up a 0-0 tie after 90 minutes of running up and down the field? (like regular soccer)

        • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

          A bunch! 12-8-2 in the girls game. Boys coming up. Three goals defend (effectively, only one of which you have a goalie in) and two goals to score in for each team.

          • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

            I say “defend,” but there doesn’t really appear to be much defending going on. It’s a much smaller field as well, so the ball is always in play for scoring. I think its more about just outscoring the other two teams. Looks like high school or maybe early college aged kids playing, but they’re pretty damn good from what I’ve seen so far. Interesting.

          • BackRowHeckler April 9, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

            We had Arena Football in Hartford for a few years. They played games indoors, in a venue designed for hockey. Plenty of thrills, spills and passing.

      • elysianfield April 9, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

        ” But I wouldn’t put too much stock in what one former commander says. These guys are career ideologues and always spout the same line of crap.”

        Dis,
        In this you are correct…the party line is always on their lips…However….

        It appears that Russia has become relatively successful in avoiding t he Global Dollar. There are thirty or more countries lining up to deal with Russia and using their own sovereign currencies to do so. Even the House of Saud is now accepting other-than-dollars for their oil.

        The cat is now out of the bag…the horse has left the barn…Even the cat has left the barn…choose and mix your own metaphor. We killed Saddam over this issue…We killed Muhammar over this issue…we alienated both Iran and Venezuela over this issue.

        And now Russia.

        The current conflict has absolutely NOTHING to do with (the) Ukraine, and everything to do with a last ditch attempt to maintain the failing system that allows MMT to exist, and we are committed.

        There are precedents…

        And History repeats.

        If you don’t have loins to gird…rent some.

        • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

          LOL! You are correct on all points, ef! Additionally, I think they’ve actually burned the damn barn down this time too, so ain’t no going back this time. We ain’t in Kansas anymore, Toto!

          Heading over to GirdMyLoins.com right now to look into some… loin girders, what else!

    • SoftStarLight April 9, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

      GAE knows its already dead. So instead of accepting the fact with grace they want everyone else to die with them. That is why they are clamoring and begging for a literal full scale nuclear war at this point imho

      • stelmosfire April 9, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

        So I’m out back trying to trim the apple, pears, peaches. Temp is OK 52 F. Mild and enjoyable. Hobblin’ around like an old man. With a pole saw and some Feskars clippers. All of a sudden a dark, black, crankin’ sum bitch roars out of the west. with hail and water drops iike marbles. Greta you suck.the root. Bitch.

        • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

          Ain’t gettin’ old fun?

        • SoftStarLight April 9, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

          Lol awwww well I hope you are ok! April showers (and a touch of hail) bring May flowers and your hard work is appreciated even if mother nature slaps you. She’s super moody but it’s ok, she’ll get over it soon enough lol!

          • stelmosfire April 10, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

            Well SSL, April showers do bring May Flowers. But what do May Flowers bring? Pilgrims of course.

      • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

        No need to be humble, SSL. You got this one exactly right. They also know that Russia is already gathering evidence for and has promised war crime tribunals for the perps in all this tom-fuckery, which could very well go back to include deeds from 9-11 and earlier, so they know that there’ll be nary a kitten caboodle (LOL! Sorry, I just couldn’t resist!) to hide out in then.

        • SoftStarLight April 9, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

          Lol I know I completely understand! 🙂 But I wasn’t aware that Russia is putting war crimes evidence together. I assume Nato and US are implicated? Very interesting. Well the US media propaganda complex has made it ok to call for death to regular Russian people so I’m not super surprised.

          • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

            Oh yeah. The biolabs, the Skripals, and MH-17 and the 2014 Maidan coups are hot topics right from the git go. But I’m sure that Putin has the goods on the whole 9-11 caper and all the shit that enabled as well. He’s former KGB for crying out loud!

            By the way, when you gonna show me how you do emojis? I haven’t figured them out yet.

          • SoftStarLight April 9, 2022 at 3:04 pm #

            It will be interesting to see what happens.

            Well I don’t think you can do many emojis here because of the format or something but to do a smiley put these together with no space between

            : – )

          • SoftStarLight April 9, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

            😀

          • SoftStarLight April 9, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

            Is : – D

          • SoftStarLight April 9, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

            😛

          • SoftStarLight April 9, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

            Is : – P

          • GreenAlba April 9, 2022 at 4:23 pm #

            Disaffected – I came across this update on the Skripals, from last year, on Craig Murray’s site. It’s interesting. He’s long had a feeling that both the UK and Russia were involved.

            https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2021/04/pure-ten-points-i-just-cant-believe-about-the-official-skripal-narrative/

          • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 7:03 pm #

            Thanks GA. I think I read that one while back, but Craig Murray was all over this incident at the time. At the very least, the official story was total bunk (imagine that?), and we’ll likely never know the true one. Classic Spy vs. Spy? Likely, who knows.

          • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

            Thanks for the tips SSL. I tried emoji shortcuts from my keyboard previously – MS generated I guess – but they didn’t work. Came up as ‘?’

          • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

            Is using yellow emojis racist for Whites?

          • SoftStarLight April 10, 2022 at 3:00 am #

            :-/

          • SoftStarLight April 10, 2022 at 3:01 am #

            Lol yeah some of em just don’t work. That was supposed to be a frown.

          • SoftStarLight April 10, 2022 at 3:11 am #

            Hmmm I haven’t contemplated the racial angle of yellow emojis. I suppose I assumed yellow was sort of the standard even though there are brown and black emojis too. There are also white emojis. It sorta makes me wonder why the standard emojis are yellow. I guess you’re maybe thinking it is cultural appropriation of Asians but I don’t think that is what it is. If the standard emojis were all red I wonder what that would be like?

          • Jarek April 10, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

            Yellow is the happiest color. And emojis are such a fun, frivolous thing, with the happy ones used the most by far.

            In other words, my mind would never go to what I said above. I was quoting from some maniac. Can’t remember who – there are so many!

          • SoftStarLight April 10, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

            Oh, well I hope you don’t think I’m a maniac for thinking about it lol. But it is true for some people things like this are major issues. I can definitely see why you would think they are maniacs. I think probably some them too are probably very sheltered and perhaps rather isolated.

      • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

        GAE?

        • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

          Global American Empire. Fitting.

          • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

            If the shoe fits, don’t wear it. Or put a pebble in one’s shoe, wear a hair shirt, watch women’s basketball. Anything to avoid getting too comfortable.

          • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

            No moral compass whatsoever. No “true North”. Listen to Psaki. She’s infinitely adaptable, moral being whatever is in in vogue. And utterly self righteous about the thing of the moment, whatever it is.

            But of course Kids have been on their minds for a long time and isn’t just arbitrary. This will last until the End. Their true North is South, an utter nadir.

        • SoftStarLight April 9, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

          Yep it is Global American Empire! Which I suppose is what Karl Rove said can make up its own reality at will. Now what happens when others choose not to participate in that reality?

          • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

            They have to be eliminated.

          • SoftStarLight April 9, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

            Oh my!!

          • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 7:44 pm #

            Been going on for years, SSL. Everyone that defies DC – “you’re either with us or you’re against us” – ends up in the gunsights.

    • MaryQueen April 9, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

      Russia won’t lose a war over Ukraine, so if the US wants to speed up its suicide I suppose that could be one way.

      I figured the psychos would do it since they were spending so much effort propagandizing the masses to be pro-war with Russia.

      Stupid Americans. They never fail to be on the wrong side of history.

      • workingclasshero April 10, 2022 at 1:53 am #

        Maybe wrong side of a moral history but the winning side of geopolitical and wealth generating power grab.

        • MaryQueen April 10, 2022 at 9:40 am #

          I’d argue that those times are over. The US is in serious decline. The tide is turning.

  65. Uncle Rick April 9, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

    “simulacra”, not “simulacrums”

    Sorry, no one is minding me now.

    • SoftStarLight April 9, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

      Thank you for the clarification! Now get back in your pen lol!

  66. Jarek April 9, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

    https://www.barnhardt.biz/2022/04/08/a-meme-is-a-wish-your-heart-makes/

    Favorite: A transgender child is like a vegan cat:
    We all know who made the decision.

    • BackRowHeckler April 9, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

      The way things were going, at some point I knew that freaks, perverts and predators would be coming for the defenseless little ones. But I could never have imagined that the filthy scum would have the backing of a major political party.

      • elysianfield April 9, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

        BRH,
        Understand the term “doubling-down”.

        You will see this material again.

      • malthuss April 9, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

        I was listening to a talk. whales have evolved from cows? or similar mammals.
        and crocodiles will continue to grow into old age. that explains the ton wt one that was killed in asia. big beast. man eater.

      • MaryQueen April 9, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

        Watched/listened to 2 hearings this week with testimony against laws that Dems are trying to put in place to allow males to do whatever they want in women’s spaces and sports.

        The testimonies were done by de-transitioners, feminists, conservatives, and people all across the political spectrum. This obviously rattled a few legislators who were gobsmacked at what’s going on. They may know about drag queen library hour but they don’t know about the surgeries, hormones etc. and what they do to kids. They find out in these hearings, they look like deer in the headlights.

    • malthuss April 9, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

      elana freeland is talking about chemtrails n trans humans. quite a connection.

    • SoftStarLight April 9, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

      I love the venn diagram showing continuity between Vlad Putin, Will Smith and Batman 🙂

      • Jarek April 9, 2022 at 7:50 pm #

        I’m not sure I get it. I feel terrible.

        • SoftStarLight April 10, 2022 at 3:19 am #

          Oh my gosh don’t feel bad! I just liked the vibe of it. I didn’t really get the meaning of it either lol.

          • Jarek April 10, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

            What a relief!

  67. Q. Shtik April 9, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

    Those complex codes I mentioned the other day but couldn’t remember the name of are “QR (Quick Response) codes.

  68. JohnAZ April 9, 2022 at 6:30 pm #

    Hmmmm!

    Just watched an hour of MSM, Fox hawking for Ukraine, giving reports on organizations sending millions of dollars to Ukraine and the government sending tons of military weapons.

    How can people be so stupid!!!!?

    Russia will not lose this war, Ukraine will have part of its territory annexed and removed by Russia.

    Zelensky keeps getting people to send $ and arms to Ukraine.

    To what end, Russia get richer as oil stays high, Russia and China getting cozier and most important,

    Every dollar or rifle sent to Ukraine is going to prolong the war, meaning that more of Ukraine is going to be destroyed. Ukraine will not win!! All they are doing is allowing Russia to destroy half of the torn up regions while they themselves destroy the other half.

    Russia so far has taken about half of East Ukraine while the “winning” Ukrainians have “taken back” the area around Kiev, but only after Russia left. It is very one sided affair with Russia winning. The whole Western world and especially its media is full of crap.

    I have complained ad infinitum about the Stupidification of the US. After watching the Ukraine debacle, extend that to the whole Western world.

    • tucsonspur April 9, 2022 at 7:24 pm #

      Putin must realize that he is actually at war with the US and NATO. General Keane said that we don’t want Putin to lose, afraid of what he might do. But supposedly arms are flowing in to help Ukraine. Go figure.

      What time is it on that nuclear clock?

    • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 7:40 pm #

      JAZ,

      The Ukies haven’t “taken back” Kiev at all, they’re just being allowed some time to rest, collect their thoughts, and consider their options after their main and only remaining somewhat viable force in the Donbas gets crushed, which is likely to commence in earnest this week. But of course the US and GBR are all in and determined to keep fanning the flames with weapons pouring in via Poland, so it appears that they’ll need to be taken to school as well. All in due time. As elysianfield said up thread, the US is desperate now, as none of the sanctions they’ve employed so far – and they’ve pretty much shot their wad already – have been effective in the least, and the US is now losing SERIOUS face militarily and economically as the supposed “leader of the free world” with every passing day. The time for the US to put up or shut up militarily with actual boots on the ground is rapidly approaching, and it appears that the remaining sane US officials know damn well that’s going to be losing proposition for them, which means that lies, lies, and more lies it will be all the way down. Kind of humiliating for the boys and girls in DC, but they brought it all upon themselves. Look for them to take it out on all of us in due course out of pure spite, most likely with more waves of the infernal Covid nonsense.

      • BackRowHeckler April 9, 2022 at 8:25 pm #

        What’s going to happen with all those weapons flooding into Ukraine? I can see them ending up arming criminal gangs and terrorist groups throughout Europe, the Middle East, Central America and Africa. Weapons Systems and small arms the US left behind in Afghanistan are seeping out all over the Levant and Central Asia; for example, revolutionary groups are using them in Pakistan (another nuclear power) destabilizing the central govt.

        • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 10:07 pm #

          You’ve got it, BRH! All by design. The basic strategy is, if you can’t win, you make damn sure that everyone else loses too. Or even more. THIS is what we’ve sunk to.

        • CrusherMuldoon April 10, 2022 at 6:24 am #

          That’s a first-class observation, Marlin! Bravo!

        • MaryQueen April 10, 2022 at 9:42 am #

          I read that the recipients of the weapons are selling them to other countries.

  69. tucsonspur April 9, 2022 at 7:18 pm #

    ‘Jonah lived awhile in the belly of the whale, David slew Goliath too…’

    Hillary wanted to swallow us whole, couldn’t do it, but we wound up in the belly of the Obama-Biden beast instead, being slowly digested by egregious woke enzymes.

    Can we escape, can we then slay this Leviathan, this Deep State Goliath? It seems doubtful at present. So, have some fun:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkEhdt5ZDF8

    Anybody post this ‘going medieval’ yet?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m24c5TRi0c

    Remember, ‘Living well is the best revenge’. As well as we can, anyway. Don’t let the bastards keep you in the belly, turn you to jelly.

  70. Amman April 9, 2022 at 8:22 pm #

    An ANALOGY for LEVIATHAN.

    Before

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

    …and after.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2ZZJMnaT1U&ab_channel=CBCNews

  71. tom clark April 9, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

    I FINALLY own nothing and am happy. It happened today. I am the happiest person in the universe. I finally learned that all species matter, especially keystone species. If you don’t know what a keystone species is, you might want to check it out. Blacks and whites are not, but boy, blacks are rakin’ it in on MSM ads. But of course, no one on this blog watches MSM, so they wouldn’t know nor would they care.

    • Disaffected April 9, 2022 at 10:01 pm #

      I did check it out, but I’m still not sure what in the world you’re referring to. Of course everyone here watches (is subjected to) the MSM, whether they like it or not, so I think they’d certainly know, whether they care or not. Perhaps you could elaborate on your usual disjointed bullshit, TC? Or not. Preferably not, I think. Are you doing OK these days? You seem a little unhinged.

    • SoftStarLight April 10, 2022 at 3:34 am #

      Well in a way tom we never really own anything. And when we pass we won’t be bringing anything with us to the other side. I am also very concerned about out of control speciesists. For example, I was devastated when that fox was euthanized for biting a congressman in DC. I simply can’t understand the logic of that but I am also outside of the mainstream I suppose.

  72. Jarek April 9, 2022 at 8:46 pm #

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/04/a-ukrainian-tochka-u-missile-killed-dozens-at-kramatorsk-train-station.html

    In the series, Dexter, Dexter had to fight the Tochka Brotherhood.

    The article says Russia no longer uses this type of missile.

    • SoftStarLight April 10, 2022 at 3:44 am #

      Oh it was actually the Koshka brotherhood but Tochka sounds so similar it so easy to mix up the two. The Koshka brotherhood were very involved in human trafficking. This is something not just Ukrainians are known for but for some reason other Eastern European crime syndicates like the Albanians, Romanians and Gypsies. I am understanding that this incident may have been an attempt to frame Russia for a war crime. And something horrendous was written on the missle like this is for the children

      • Jarek April 10, 2022 at 12:39 pm #