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We are at a strange pass in The Saga of Covid. It seems the spikey virus wants to leave center stage… is weary of all the attention… wants to fade into the eternal parade of microorganisms that cozily coexist within the human life-stream — like Tony Fauci’s HIV, a fellow traveler in the old-time throng of human viruses, now semi-retired, and yet still every bit as mysterious in the actual mechanism of AIDS as it was when Dr. Fauci pinned his NIAID distinguished service medal on its elusive bosom, so to speak (but you’d have to read Bobby Kennedy’s book on Fauci to get the drift of that).

Omicron is sweeping the country, as love once did in George Gershwin’s day. (We are a different country now, as anyone tuned into the Turner Classics Movie channel can discover.) Omicron: the 36-hour head cold that Covid-19 has been demoted to. Omicron: a mere wise-cracking gecko compared to the roaring dragon that was Covid-19 in the winter of 2020. Omicron: kind of an embarrassment to “vaccine” tyrants who still seek to jab every arm on earth, and at ever-shortening intervals — like a med school version of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, only with syringes running amok instead of brooms.

The Party-of-Chaos (the one headed by the ectoplasmic “Joe Biden”) does not want to let go of Covid-19, its Swiss army knife of destruction. With Covid-19, you can push people around and mess with their lives every which way, shut down their businesses, lock them in their homes, screw them out of their livelihoods, delete their reputations, board-up their social venues, cancel their careers, revoke their licenses, drag them into court, fine them into penury, cram them into prison camps, and much more.

If Covid-19 actually does make that move to exit the scene, the Party-of-Chaos will have to find a new focus for its anxiety-driven lunacy. And if the front page of The New York Times is the party’s id, a signifier of intent, then the focus will shift to fomenting war with Russia. Notice today’s lead headline, top left above the fold (as we used to say when the darn thing was printed on paper).

“…in a bid to avert war in Ukraine…” the headline declares. Dunno about you, but to me that suggests the USA sees war as a possibility, something we’ve already gamed into our plans, like it would be something we could… handle. Forgive the rather glum reality-test, but war with Russia over Ukraine is for sure something that the USA probably can’t handle. The most likely outcome would be a king-hell embarrassment on the battlefield, not just because we would be fighting on Russia’s door-sill where sheer logistics favor our adversary (with ready re-supply and all), but because our pussified military — with gal bomber pilots in pregnancy flight-suits and other novelties of “diversity & inclusion” — will result in the most ignominious ass-kicking in our history… following a 50-year string of prior embarrassments. The second most likely outcome of this face-off with Russia would be that old familiar nuclear World War Three, with everything from Bangor to Pacific Heights turned into one big smoldering ashtray.

Underlying this lunacy is The USA’s perverse wish to enlist Ukraine in NATO — Ukraine, that mighty economic powerhouse (not). What Ukraine is… is a super-sized version of Detroit, a hollowed-out shell of a place whose mojo left on the 9:10 train to Palookaville decades ago, and has been on international life-support since the DC Deep State ran its 2014 “color revolution” in the Maidan Square. The Russians object to American huggermugger in Ukraine because following the implosion of the Soviet Union, we promised the Russians no expansion of NATO in the direction of their border. Yes, we did. We said that.

Well, sure, you may be thinking, countries make all kinds of insincere cockamamie agreements all the time, in the darkness of bad faith, and so what? This is geopolitical hardball. Grow up! We want Ukraine on our side now and Russia can just go pound sand…. Okay, forgive me… that may be what Secretary of State Tony Blinken and his genius deputies in Foggy Bottom are thinking… not you. But is it really a good idea? Ukraine, when not actually a part of greater Russia, has been in its acknowledged sphere-of-influence since before George Washington even thought about chopping down any cherry trees. Russia, which has been invaded and torched by European invaders twice in modern history (Napoleon, 1812; Hitler, 1941), does not want NATO lodging missiles, troops, and Gawd-knows-what-all else right on its border.

And, by the way, does the USA need another faraway failed state to support? We can’t even take care of the junkies, psychotics, and misbegotten lining the sidewalks of a dozen American cities, and now we propose to adopt the poorest country in that remote corner of the world? While beating down our own once-productive people, inflating away our savings, taking away our natural liberties to work, move about in a free society, and the right to decide what pharmaceuticals we can decline to put in our bodies?

Which brings us back to the virus. In The Saga of Covid there is a monster under the bed. The ballyhooed and mandated vaxxes apparently have the ability to kill and maim people who have taken them long after Covid-19 exits stage-left. We don’t really know how this works out, but we have plenty of clues: kids dropping dead of heart attacks, pro athletes, ditto, the VAERS numbers reporting over 21,000 vaccine-implicated deaths (out of a grossly under-reported actual figure) plus over a million adverse reaction reports (ditto under-reported). The time may not be far off when we make the ghastly discovery that the “vaccines” actually killed more Americans than the virus did.

Meanwhile, a report out of Indianapolis-based the OneAmerica Life Insurance company, a $100-billion outfit, announced last week that all-causes deaths in working age Americans between 18 and 64 were up 40 percent in the third quarter of 2021 and keeping the same pace in the fourth quarter. The number was described as “huge, huge… greater than a three-sigma event… unheard of,” according to company CEO Scott Davison, who added that even those figures are probably under-reported. What’s killing these people? Could it be Dr. Fauci’s prescription for vaxxing up everyone in the land? I guess, sooner or later, we’re going to find out.


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  1. debt January 10, 2022 at 10:00 am #

    I took my two shots and felt wonderful, invigorated, brimming with vitality. I will be taking my booster shot
    just as soon as the bartender gets back from his break.

    • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 10:03 am #

      That’s the spirit!

      • FallenHero January 10, 2022 at 10:04 am #

        As the climate continues to change (whether naturally or assisted by man) where are places to live going to be good? To me all of the south seems uninhabitable. Our host has mentioned in the past only air conditioning allows it to be livable. Is that the case in say Arkansas?

        Where does that leave the rest of us? Piling in Idaho, Minnesota, Maine etc? I know Kunstler has mentioned the great lakes being a solid area. Any other worth considering?

        • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 10:14 am #

          Not many good places left. Parts of the south are really nice, but of course that’s where all the people are already. The places that aren’t crowded already tend to be, understandably, insular. Definitely have to gravitate north to avoid tornado alley. Tough choices ahead for most of us.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2022 at 10:26 am #

            I avoid most natural disasters, in northern New York. Yesterday I almost had a small personal disaster when I went to put salt on the front steps, and somehow the wooden edge of the porch itself was slippery with ice.

            That’s never happened before. Just goes to show how hard it is to predict ‘climate’, with so many variables.

            On the bright side, I passed a free bone density test. With “flying” colors.

          • JTinMD January 10, 2022 at 10:49 am #

            I have two brothers who live opposite each other on the banks of the lovely and fully navigable Seneca River (part of the Erie Canal System), in Central NY. So, I know where I’m going when the SHTF, if I can get there, of course.

          • Anthea January 10, 2022 at 11:39 am #

            I’ve lived in “tornado alley” most of my life, and I’ve never personally seen a tornado. This is why the natives are so often found standing on the back porch during tornado warnings. They would like, just once, to finally see one.

            A tornado actually struck within five miles of my home once, and when I was a kid, a tornado struck less than a mile from my childhood home. (We were on vacation at the time.)

            The news media greatly exaggerates the danger of tornadoes. My kids used to get anxious whenever there was a “tornado watch,” and I would have to remind them that a “tornado watch” meant that they were “watching for a tornado”–which anyone could do any time at all, and were sure to do whenever it looked like it might rain.

            I suspect that the actual likelihood of dying in a tornado or having your home struck by one, even in tornado alley, is only slightly more likely than being struck by lightning.

          • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

            In other words, you don’t live in a tornado alley. Some areas get hit regularly.

          • Islander January 13, 2022 at 12:07 am #

            Re New York,

            I guess you don’t feel too negatively affected by the crazy edicts of the new governor?

            I have been considering NY State, but what’s her name gives me the heebie jeebies!!

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        • Robert White January 10, 2022 at 11:35 am #

          Th Ivy League gamed where the best place to live is if we have a thermonuclear hot war way back about a decade ago.

          If you want to survive thermonuclear hot conflagration the best spot in the world is in Canada’s Rocky Mountains.

          Good luck, and don’t expect me to visit you.

          RW

          • Blackbird January 10, 2022 at 3:50 pm #

            The best place to be in a nuclear war is as close to a target as possible. People talk about surviving a nuclear war as if it is nothing more than a bad dream. Hide under a rock for a few days – or weeks or months – and re-emerge to a brave new world!

            The threat of nuclear war is just another golem created by our masters to scare us.
            The Masters of the Universe are not about to incinerate a world they will soon completely own.

          • ianw January 10, 2022 at 7:03 pm #

            […] the best spot in the world is in Canada’s Rocky Mountains.

            They’re very nice, but places like Jasper, Banff, Canmore, Revelstoke aren’t exactly cheap … and I expect they have to truck in about 95% of their food.

          • pyrrhus January 10, 2022 at 10:56 pm #

            The best places when SHTF will be where food and water are available, and you aren’t anywhere near a large city…Sounds like the mountain South and similar places…

          • ianw January 11, 2022 at 12:19 am #

            The best places when SHTF will be where food and water are available, and you aren’t anywhere near a large city…Sounds like the mountain South and similar places…

            The Okanogan Valley in southern BC is very productive – if they don’t have droughts.

          • SpeedyBB January 11, 2022 at 4:48 am #

            “The Masters of the Universe are not about to incinerate a world they will soon completely own” sez Blackbird. May be so, just maybe, but as various eminences remark on this blog rather frequently “…events come to have a life of their own”.

            This is essentially what the seasoned Ambassador Dobrynin cautioned the young and excitable President Kennedy, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. I paraphrase: “Mr President, let us come to a prompt agreement on this, before it develops to a point where politicians have no say in the matter.”

        • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 11:51 am #

          At this point, the middle of the Yukon is looking better and better

          • elysianfield January 10, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

            “the middle of the Yukon…”

            …Mosquitoes

          • ianw January 10, 2022 at 7:04 pm #

            Yukon … nine months of snow and three months of bugs.

          • Pat Ormsby January 12, 2022 at 6:06 am #

            The mosquitoes can be preserved in brine for winter consumption.

        • ElisePotter January 10, 2022 at 11:57 am #

          hi hello

        • abbybwood January 10, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

          I was thinking about going home to Ohio but it is too damn blizzardy for me this time of year. Plus they are too heavy-handed with the jab mandates.

          Northern Florida looks okay because the winters would be livable and I like walking on the beach looking for shells. The heat and hurricanes don’t scare me.

          Plus, as a nurse, I could still work there without a jab. DeSantis says so.

          Of course by 2024 they could get another prick Dem governor (assuming DeSantis will run for President) and by then I might just as well have stayed in Cali.

          Not an easy decision when you are 71 and your whole family and little ones are in Cali. Plus they all want to move to Maui.

          Maybe death will remove all the angst from having to decide?

          • debt January 10, 2022 at 4:26 pm #

            Rural California if possible. I’m in Santa Cruz county which at least isn’t endless urban sprawl. Urban California will be a real shitshow when things go south.

          • ianw January 10, 2022 at 9:35 pm #

            Of course by 2024 they could get another prick Dem governor (assuming DeSantis will run for President) and by then I might just as well have stayed in Cali.

            Does the occupant of the governor’s mansion have to have that much impact on your quality of life and enjoyment? Perhaps it’s better not to let state politics have too much of a say in your life.

            There are many bits of non-urban California I could happily reside in – no matter who rules the roost in Sacramento. Much nicer than Florida IMO.

          • benr January 11, 2022 at 9:46 am #

            @ianw

            Shows what little you know.
            The idiot in charge of California wants to double the tax rate to pay for health care for illegal aliens.
            That could put a real cramp in your cash flow.

            https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2021/05/01/california-proposes-168-tax-rate–wealth-taxagain-time-to-move/?sh=4f56bc0e4f06

            It seems odd that someone like you who thinks they are so smart knows so little but continues to chirp like a fool.

          • ianw January 13, 2022 at 3:32 am #

            The idiot in charge of California wants to double the tax rate to pay for health care for illegal aliens.

            That might or might not be the case, but the Forbes article doesn’t mention it – it only talks about (shock-horror!) a couple of percent increase in state income | wealth tax on the very rich.

            So please settle down.

        • hilton33 January 10, 2022 at 5:41 pm #

          There are a lot of little villages in Michigan. Yes Michigan. Dundee, Ida, Maybee, Adrian. All have farmland, rivers, and Lake Erie. Abundant deer, rabbit, and squirrel populations. Twenty minutes one way is Ohio forty minutes the other Detroit. I love rural living, where I can grow and harvest my own food. Nothing tastes better than a freshly harvested chicken, deer, or hog. Where if you fall on hard times your neighbors help, instead of the government.

          • ianw January 11, 2022 at 12:25 am #

            Sounds good … aren’t the winters tough?

          • FallenHero January 11, 2022 at 9:20 am #

            How is upper lower michigan, and espcially the UP?

        • lastman January 10, 2022 at 7:42 pm #

          I like the American Redoubt area myself.

          However, the sky was clear and nice this morning but by late morning,the geoengineering planes painted an ugly grid across the horizon. Often 3-5 visible at the same time, all day long.

          I headed for home about 4:15 and they were still at work.

          This saddens me beyond belief…I truly haven’t seen the deep, indigo blue skies of my former years since the mid 90’s.

          I swear to God that the last 5-10 years have been insane. How much misc. poison, nano particles, toxin’s can they dump on us?

          I forget the guys name that used to work Noaa that now works for Gates, but his quote was something like, “imagine if we could spray a bio weapon on the enemy.” I wonder who he was really talking about?

          http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org

          • ianw January 11, 2022 at 12:31 am #

            However, the sky was clear and nice this morning but by late morning, the geoengineering planes painted an ugly grid across the horizon. Often 3-5 visible at the same time, all day long.

            I remember once being at Bryce Canyon NP Utah – beautiful crisp September day, with a piercing blue sky, but it was absolutely full of chemtrails every which way.

            I guess there are a lot of transcontinental flight paths over that region.

          • FallenHero January 11, 2022 at 9:23 am #

            I like that area, but I cant afford it with it being up 300% in a few years. Any hidden cheap areas up there?

          • lastman January 11, 2022 at 10:39 am #

            @ FallenHero. Get an atlas and start pinpointing areas. See what is available. Eastern Mt. and isolated areas in Idaho, eastern Oregon are desolate and winters are long. They all have allure. Just depends what you are into.

            Define cheap. RE values are really high in desirable areas. Apparently, those for Cal., the coastal areas think it is still cheap because they made ridiculous fucking wages and have pensions, investments to match. For how long, who knows.

          • Islander January 13, 2022 at 12:11 am #

            I seem to recall FallenHero showing up here a couple of weeks ago with the same series of questions about where to live.
            ???

        • Mike G January 11, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

          Stay out of Maine, we already are inundated by Biden/Harris zombies. Our Democrat governor is a tyrannical bitch, who if not up for reelection would shut down our state over the mironic cold and require vax passports etc.

          It is said the she is planning a mandatory vax status for all state employees, or they are fired. She has 2000 somalis who can’t wait to get a better state check.

          Our so called republicans are some of the biggest cucks ever to leave Massachusetts and Vermont. Go figure that.

          Maine has been a “progressive” state ever since RINO Margaret Chase Smith hit the senate. Home of Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe and Anus King, one of the biggest dickwads to ever sit in the senate. And we can’t get rid of them, maybe if AOC ran here.

          Maine people even before the massholes showed up were some of the greatest consumers of surplus cheese in the nation. No handout is too small for the majority of Mainers. Just like any liberal shithole there is a minority of good people here, those are the ones that are building the homes for their replacements.

          Maine the way life used to be before the refuse from the south turned us into Masshole 2.

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    • Socrates-Detroit January 10, 2022 at 10:44 am #

      Thank you JHK! I have been saying this for months, the next “distraction” from the implosion of America, (which has been ongoing, but which Biden and the Democrat wing of the Republicrats have greatly accelerated on all fronts) is to foment a crisis with Russia. As with COVID, they’ve been working on this for years.

      Your audience is much larger (and more aware and intelligent) then mine.

      This is almost out of Orwell’s 1984.

      It’s a convenient distraction. Also, the Republicrat deep state hates Russia in general and Putin in particular, because they are not beholden to the dollar-denominated global trade system. This is Russia’s true crime—it’s not subservient and not “subvert-able”.

      And America’s moronic sanctions means the US has no leverage. Are the Germans going to stop buying Russian gas? (Logically, no. But….Maybe…. they can freeze out the unvaxxed and blame them for freezing)

      While Russia’s GDP in dollar terms is small, probably the size of Spain’s, the Russian people today are not living in backwardness. They have a decent enough standard of living—running water and electricity. And Russia’s conventional military capability is significant—let alone the nukes. Dollar-measured GDPs are not always accurate measures of how well people live.

      Some of the talking heads (talk about a misnomer—they are talking a$$holes) have floated using battlefield nukes.

      I don’t see that happening. Too much risk. But, any conflict can start small and turn unpredictable.

      God help us…

      • anmariwakaranai January 10, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

        Hey Soc, I trust you had a wonderful Nativity with your family. You know that O.G. got locked out by tptb, but still reads Jim, I hope. It is my understanding that there will be nukes, (prophesy), and we should pray and prep.

    • DrTomSchmidt January 10, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

      If three shots don’t kill the taste, nothing will.

    • Walter B January 10, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

      debt – In your short two sentence statement you had me riled up and then howling at a punch line that I am going to repeat myself many times, with your permission, of course. Well played.

      Our host has once again updated us well and accurately with the Counter Covid movement of educated and intelligent professionals fighting Tony Fauci’s thugs and murdering crooks. As Gerald Celente says, “When all else fails, they take you to war”, and Jim is 100% right on the Ukraine head fake, although it certainly is plausible

      However, I think that our corrupt government and criminally led military is going to finally pick a war with an enemy that they actually can beat by an assault upon an enemy comprised of Trump supporters, the unvaxxed, old white men and white supremacists. I haven’t figured out how old white men who are themselves white supremacists are able to lead that army, but then I never thought that a double diaper wearing geriatric sellout clown would ever be elevated to the highest leadership role in the country and that so many would be willing to bow down to him.

      Truth – it’s stranger than fiction.

      • Jo-G January 10, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

        Yes, it looks like ” enemy comprised of Trump supporters, the unvaxxed, old white men and white supremacists.” is another easy target.

      • debt January 10, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

        Walter B – Spread this as much You like. It’s important to keep mocking the vaccine narrative. Cheers!

  2. ThelegendofOz January 10, 2022 at 10:00 am #

    First again!
    How awesome is that!!

    • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 10:04 am #

      Except you weren’t. Is this ian?

      • GreenAlba January 10, 2022 at 10:13 am #

        He was lucky he wasn’t. Might have been banned, going by previous experiences.

        Interesting that the blog is being read by children now, though.

        • Night Owl January 10, 2022 at 10:45 am #

          Hahahaha.

        • JTinMD January 10, 2022 at 10:53 am #

          I think I was first or maybe second once, and all I said was “where is everybody?” I escaped the wrath of K!

          • Robert White January 10, 2022 at 11:40 am #

            The Wrath of Kunstler is way worse than the Wrath of Kahn IMHO. The Star-Trek writers were off the mark historically.

            RW

          • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

            Great visual, RW. Jim would have been a natural for the original Star Trek.

            I can imagine him delivering many great soliloquies, while verbally jousting with Kirk.

        • elysianfield January 10, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

          “Interesting that the blog is being read by children now…”

          Alba,
          Yes, and he said “Bangor”…(giggle)!

      • ianw January 10, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

        Except you weren’t. Is this ian?

        Extremely unlikely to be me – James publishes at two in the morning here – we’re 16 hours ahead.

    • eatabanker January 10, 2022 at 11:54 am #

      It takes only one mouse turd to spoil 100 litres of fine soup
      -Chinese proverb

        • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 7:38 pm #

          Ugh

      • elysianfield January 10, 2022 at 7:25 pm #

        “It takes only one mouse turd to spoil 100 litres of fine soup”

        eatabanker,

        …Only if you see it (Boomer Wisdom).

        • lastman January 10, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

          Hell…I think most of us have been exposed to Hantavirus at one time or another whether we knew it or not…and are still here.

          Quit worrying about dying and start living.

          • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

            The first thing that happened to me at this one lab I worked at was to get Group A strep. My 1st job there was to grow a big volume of it and screw around with it. My throat got so bad I couldn’t move and that night my immune system kicked in and the next day I was fine. What’s the moral of the story you may ask. I don’t think there is one.

          • Walter B January 11, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

            That, lastman, is the heart of the biggest problem faced by the masses of those programmed to consume for the profit of those who provide consumables. They do not know how to live because all they are trained to do is consume. They know not the value of air, water, food, or any of the other basic things that we humans NEED to live. They are hung up chasing the golden ring, the bigger high, the most stuff so they can “win”.

            For those who succumb to the sales and social pressures and replace a moral deity with material goods and worthless items of “wealth”, fear of death sends them into instant panic and the manipulators have mastered the art of keeping those poor, lost souls in a constant state of disarray, and therefore in their total control.

        • crudgemudgeon January 11, 2022 at 1:30 am #

          Eatabanker, it’s just a caraway seed. Now eat your soup.

          • lastman January 11, 2022 at 10:50 am #

            Mice rice.

  3. nohnson January 10, 2022 at 10:02 am #

    The vaccine might be getting some in that 40% but more than likely this is the lifespan shortening effects of collapse doing thier thing

    • UN OUT OF USA January 10, 2022 at 10:23 am #

      You clearly don’t understand actuarial tables based on decades and decades of history. That 40% death rate increase isn’t some bump in the road. It is simply unheard of and the ONLY thing that changed in 2020 and especially 2021 was the damn “vaccine” (clot shot). Don’t know about you but I constantly hear sirens now carting away dead people in unheard of numbers compared to 18 months or so ago. The de-population agenda is clearly working.

      • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 11:54 am #

        2020 had no spike in the overall death rate. But 2021 should. Has it been released yet? We should see an increase because of the spike vaccine.

      • Not_GeorgeT January 10, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

        Can you provide a link or two regarding the actuarial tables and the conclusion you draw? This a request based in learning and increasing my knowledge, not a challenge.

        The second part I have difficulty understanding.

        “ I constantly hear sirens now carting away dead people in unheard of numbers compared to 18 months or so ago.”

        Where is this happening and what are the numbers? What protocol is in place to authorize use of sirens to cart away the deceased?

        Perhaps this is hyperbole?

        • Paula D January 10, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

          lol, not George, I think you’re right.
          Not a lot of hearses equipped with sirens.

          • UN OUT OF USA January 10, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

            Not hearses PD, just ambulances. They come in sirens blaring and lights flashing and go out mostly quiet (to the hospital or morgues). I live on a small cul de sac about 15 homes. Three of them are now vacant to due to recent deaths (within the past 6-12 months) and a 4th has a surviving wife whose husband died suddenly. This is not normal. This is way beyond normal.

            https://www.researchgate.net/publication/356248984_Worldwide_Bayesian_Causal_Impact_Analysis_of_Vaccine_Administration_on_Deaths_and_Cases_Associated_with_COVID-19_A_BigData_Analysis_of_145_Countries

          • Paula D January 11, 2022 at 11:55 am #

            Gotcha. That makes sense.

          • Walter B January 13, 2022 at 11:15 am #

            Correct UN OUT, the EMT squads in our county are going crazy with more and more calls for “respiratory distress”, heart issues, and strokes, and the patients are all over the age ranges. My good friend and ex-deputy mayor has been riding the squad for many years now and is out there every night covering manpower shortages and getting so many calls that they are starting to go unanswered even with the mutual aid arrangements between squads. It is a fact that only those who are involved will see while the majority will ignore because that way they do not have to help. NIMBY, Not In My Back Yard – if it affects me directly, I care, but if affects you it’s your problem. A disease that will eventually kill us all. Far more deadly than Crowbait Fever.

        • UN OUT OF USA January 10, 2022 at 7:41 pm #

          Not_GT, here’s the link to the data used in analyzing the increase in deaths from 145 countries:
          https://www.researchgate.net/publication/356248984_Worldwide_Bayesian_Causal_Impact_Analysis_of_Vaccine_Administration_on_Deaths_and_Cases_Associated_with_COVID-19_A_BigData_Analysis_of_145_Countries

          The sirens sound on the way into my (retirement) community….they are mostly silent on the way out. We are constantly seeing deaths of people we know (and many we don’t) in our community newspaper. Most of the people who live here have been double vaxxx’d and boostered and wear masks (not me to any of it). These folks tend to be in the 70’s and 80’s and just can’t imagine their government not having their best interests at heart. They believe, to their detriment, the talking heads on TV, whether government or media spokespersons about the Covid boogeyman and the need to being constantly “vaxxx’d” and boostered. The fact that they are dying at increased rates hasn’t caused most of them to question the “science” or the airheads on media who espouse it. I guess our “greatest generation” just can’t imagine the evil that has taken over most of our institutions.

          • Not_GeorgeT January 10, 2022 at 10:07 pm #

            Thank you.

            The siren thing makes sense as well.

          • Not_GeorgeT January 10, 2022 at 10:21 pm #

            UN Out…

            As a passing thought, with proper EMS system design a small but possibly significant % of the cases can be managed by supervisory personnel rather than staffed ambulances. It would require coordination between the provider agency with proper training including call-intake and scene assessment, building/complex management, the medical examiner (called a coroner in some locations) and the police dept. depending to an extent on the location, and possibly other first responders. It is possible some community education would help achieve realistic expectations.

            The result would be better resource utilization.

    • Prospero January 10, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

      It looks like our worries are over now that a safe and effective rush order “universal” flu vaccine will soon be released:

      “The research and development that led to the Covid-19 vaccines have boosted efforts to find a more powerful, longer-lasting flu vaccine, perhaps taking steps towards virologists’ holy grail: a one-time, universal flu jab.”

      “Scientists at Pfizer and Moderna, the pharmaceutical companies that harnessed a half-century of research into mRNA technology to create Covid vaccines, are using that same know-how in exploring ways to inoculate the masses from the flu.”

      https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2022/01/10/universal-flu-vaccine-may-be-next-big-moderna-pfizer-mrna-development.html

      • Not_GeorgeT January 10, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

        My apologies for not following the link you provided.

        The relief from knowing the vaccine cash cow was like Phoenix rising from the ashes of the present injectables operating under a very questionable use of EUA authority overwhelmed me.

      • eatabanker January 10, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

        Big Pharma recoils at the mere idea of a a one-shot-fits-all vaccine. It would be a business disaster,

  4. Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 10:03 am #

    Putin to Biden through clenched teeth in his best Dirty Harry imitation to end Ukraine talks: “Go ahead, make my day!” [Drops mic and leaves the room with Russian delegation in tow.]

    • shotho January 10, 2022 at 10:13 am #

      Our host isn’t entirely wrong about Ukraine. It has a weak economy and plenty of corruption. The oligarchs are still in control and they see their main chance with the West.
      Putin is correct to see the handwriting on the wall. He is being challenged to accept encroachment by USA, EU and NATO. He has to draw the line in the sand somewhere. I don’t think it will lead to any kind of war, at least not yet. But the venal neo-cons in both parties are crazy enough to keep pushing arms in there. It is a poor strategy with the poor people of Ukraine in the crosshairs. I go there every year for the purpose of humanitarian aid which should be unnecessary, but the government does almost nothing for the poor people of their own country and they are very good people; at least, in Lviv region.

      • Billy Hill January 10, 2022 at 10:27 am #

        The Russian Federation position is quite clear and not negotiable. The best that can be hoped for from the meetings is a face-saving arrangement for the US/NATO. Given the puerile antics of the US State Dept I am not optimistic that “military-technical” means will be avoided. I infer from that description of means that not only kinetic but electronic measures not yet revealed will be deployed.

        Russia presently possesses the kinetic advantage which to an extent explains the timing — Putin has as much said so, stating that they expect the US to narrow the hypersonic gap by 2025.

        There will be a hot war. We are left with the question of scale, and whether the Chinese will use the window of opportunity to officially absorb Taiwan.

        • Night Owl January 10, 2022 at 10:44 am #

          It is incredible how long the neocons/libs have been able to push their agenda. Despite failure in every military engagement and psyop they have utlized since 2001, it appears Biden is still pushing Wolfowitz and co.’s PNAC plans forward.

          • eatabanker January 10, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

            Perhaps a large degree of those failures we merely the failures of stated intentions. Such as DC’s perennial wars on abstract ideas; drugs, poverty, crime, climate, communism and racism or crusades for democracy, literacy, gender equality, freedom, etc. All the while empowering those very concepts.

            It is a common error to assign stupidity and incompetence to a subject of investigation when the more appropriate description would be cunning and deceitful.

            War and pestilence are good for business. Regarding the changing fortunes of famine, it appears we shall soon to find out.

          • Bilejones January 10, 2022 at 6:54 pm #

            As the Zman says, the Neocons lie awake at night listening of the hoof-beats of the Cossack’s,

            These people gave no place in Western Civilization.

        • Not_GeorgeT January 10, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

          Moscow is a few hundred kilometers from the Ukraine border.

          Harken back to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

          Why would the Russians, who, as our host pointed out, have suffered significant, serious invasions in the last 2 centuries, allow hostile missile installation a couple of minutes flight time from its capital?

      • JTinMD January 10, 2022 at 10:57 am #

        “…oligarchs are still in control

        Where in the world are the oligarchs not in control?

      • wolfbay January 10, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

        No wonder Ukraine distrusts Russia. During the 30s Stalin deliberately starved millions of Ukrainians to death and I would guess that most have relatives who were killed by starvation.

        • Bilejones January 10, 2022 at 6:56 pm #

          What does Stalin, a Georgian, have to do with Russia?

    • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 10:26 am #

      And shits his pants

    • David Webb January 10, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

      Looks like the Russian military made quick work of shutting down the “grass roots” revolution in Kazakhstan. Anybody hear that one of Hunter’s previously unmentioned “business associates” there was arrested for treason in the midst of all this?

      • lastman January 10, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

        Maybe they (the Russians) can tear down the Bio level 4 lab that was built in 2017 with funding from DOD.

        I wonder if the poopy pants family had anything to do with that?

        Story at ZH.

        • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

          Trump was prez. Must have been part of his 4D chess to get a BSL4 going over there.

          Here’s some info
          https://pandorareport.org/2013/09/24/new-bio-containment-lab-in-kazakhstan/

          “Kazakhstan in particular was a key location for biological weapons facilities”

          • lastman January 10, 2022 at 8:33 pm #

            Thanks for the link Donk.

            They mine nearly half the worlds Uranium there as well.

            Wonder if Uranium One had offices there? Any of you know Hillary or Bill? Perhaps you could ask them.

          • Not_GeorgeT January 10, 2022 at 10:33 pm #

            Possible plan was corner the market in U ??

  5. ThelegendofOz January 10, 2022 at 10:03 am #

    Oh no beaten by the drunk bloke, oh well 🙁

    Could be worse, I could be queuing for a needle as part of the mass psychosis.

    Booster my ass!

    Haven’t had any of them and don’t plan to.

  6. Merkwurdiglieb January 10, 2022 at 10:04 am #

    Meanwhile, a report out of Indianapolis-based the OneAmerica Life Insurance company, a $100-billion outfit, announced last week that all-causes deaths in working age Americans between 18 and 64 were up 40 percent in the third quarter of 2021 and keeping the same pace in the fourth quarter. The number was described as “huge, huge… greater than a three-sigma event… unheard of,” according to company CEO Scott Davison, who added that even those figures are probably under-reported.

    A ten percent increase in deaths is considered a once in a 200-year event. So a fourty percent increase in deaths in that age group is a once in a…………..impossible event. When do the Nurnberg Trials Redux begin?

    • malthuss January 10, 2022 at 10:06 am #

      oh my. but could it be flu deaths?

    • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 10:08 am #

      Don’t worry. The numbers will likely be “explained” to the individual(s) personally by some guys in black suits and shades. He’ll come around. Or else.

    • Daddyotis January 10, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

      “ A ten percent increase in deaths is considered a once in a 200-year event”

      Correct! Any 10 percent increase from the actuarial tables being used by OneAmerica would be considered a Three Sigma Event, something statisticians consider vanishingly unlikely. My understanding is that it is a 100 year event, but let’s not quibble. We’re talking about something FOUR TIMES the breadth of a 100 or 200 year event. The probability of this happening does not decrease linearly with the 4x increase in deaths…it decreases exponentially!

      Ultimately, this cannot be explained away as a “fluke”. It is massively real. Damning also that this did not manifest in 2020 (when Covid was at its deadliest), but rather in Q3/Q4 of 2021 (when the vaxes were being doles out in quantity)

      • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 5:46 pm #

        Ultimately, this cannot be explained away as a “fluke”. It is massively real.

        No. But what they can do is pay for a whole slew of “research studies” through their own wholly-owned think tanks that find no such event occurred in order to bury the results of this one. That’s how problems like this are usually approached.

        Once again, that’s why most data being kicked around these days is ultimately unconvincing to anyone that’s not already convinced. So much the easier when it’s being used to convince a mostly data-illiterate and informational weary public, who are really just looking to see which way the “expert” prevailing winds blow on any such subject.

      • Bilejones January 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm #

        The reason for the sudden frenzied panic to get the 20-30% purebloods jabbed is to do away with the control group.

  7. E. H. Hail January 10, 2022 at 10:09 am #

    The end of the virological “Saga of Covid” doesn’t mean the end of the social phenomenon of Covid (of which it always was, all along). We still want/need to know “Why did the Corona-Panic happen?”

    To that end, I present an in-depth review of the recent book PANDEMIA by Alex Berenson, as one entrant in the field purporting to explain why the Corona-Panic happened:

    https://hailtoyou.wordpress.com/2022/01/08/review-of-pandemia-by-alex-berenson/

    • Night Owl January 10, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      Because the criminals own the media. Even the CDC and WHO would never have been able to get this thing off the ground if the media were not bought and paid for, and marching in lockstep.

      It came out a few weeks ago that Gates has invested incredible sums in the US and Euro media over the past two years.

      • farmgal January 10, 2022 at 11:07 am #

        Here is a very interesting video of what we all think we know but don’t actually realize the depth of. It lasts about an hour but it’s worth every second. it begins with the coordinated purchasing of the world by BlackRock and Vanguard and ends up with with who owns the media and who the most powerful non profits are in the world. Those being Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Soros group and the Clinton foundation.

        https://vrevealed.com/c19/monopoly

        • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 11:54 am #

          yup highly recommended.

        • Daddyotis January 10, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

          Very informative video, FarmGal. Thank you! Highly recommend.

        • Night Owl January 10, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

          Yes, Mary posted this last week. Sums up the control structure well.

          • GreenAlba January 10, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

            It was actually me – got it from my Albertan friends. 🙂

          • Night Owl January 10, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

            Ah, right. It was you.

          • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 8:18 pm #

            and here i was thinking it was jarek that posted it

          • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 8:49 pm #

            I was not the first. Let the children fight to say, “First!”. But did they understand it? Do they still think the Protocols were wrong? Who do they think is behind Door Number One – Vanguard?

          • GreenAlba January 11, 2022 at 6:02 am #

            It was an Albertan who provided it. She’s not fighting to be first, and I’m just giving her credit. Her younger daughter is pregnant and won’t let her mother see her, because she’s unvaxxed, and won’t let her see the baby when it’s born. The daughter has no idea she’s at greater risk from the vaxx. She had a miscarriage a few years ago, so is desperate not to lose another baby. I sincerely hope she doesn’t.

      • sanspeur January 10, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

        The big question is how do we get the tuber’s with their heads in the MSM dirt, to look elsewhere for information, or face the abject fear or realizing everything the media has told them for the past 60 years is 90% CIA bullshit.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqCiw0wD44U

        I went through that after 911 and its terrifying feeling of being thrown out a plane with no real “reality” to grab on to. Many refuse to defenestrate themselves from the MSM tower of babel.

        • Not_GeorgeT January 11, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

          “The big question is how do we get the tuber’s with their heads in the MSM dirt, to look elsewhere for information, or face the abject fear or realizing everything the media has told them for the past 60 years is 90% CIA bullshit.”

          I’m not sure it is possible.

          Among the first steps would be realization there is a problem.

          Constantly being told what to think and do for many years is programed into the mindset. As another poster noted a few days back, the stuff on the tube is called “program” for a reason.

          At least 2 generations have been dumbed down. It is like a series of steps. Early ’80’s was a step, late ’80’s another, on and on. By now it takes a strong willed person, likely raised in a home environment which required judgement and thinking skills with rewards and adverse consequences for the choices made.

          Those people exist, not sure it is a significant number.

          Some do break out and seek alternative media. Maybe they can persuade their peers to try it. Peer pressure and peer approval might be a hope. Maybe it is the only hope.

          “face the abject fear” This one might be on the way. Possibly we are in it now. Having a fear is certainly in play detrimentally with this virus/vaxx stuff. It is a distraction from more pressing issues.

          As many have said, it usually ends in a war. Tends to be a reality check. Sane people with functional risk assessment skills certainly don’t want this, but…. back to the original question.

      • GreenAlba January 10, 2022 at 5:17 pm #

        “ It came out a few weeks ago that Gates has invested incredible sums in the US and Euro media over the past two years.”

        Owns a lot of the ‘fact checkers’ too.

      • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

        WHO spent 50 million on ‘influencers’ and stars in order to push the narrative.

        Remember “We’re All In This Together” – the mega-star-studded event?

        Makes me feel like puking to recall it.

        • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 8:51 pm #

          Believing in “racism” is like believing in “covid”. Same objective. Same methods.

          • MaryQueen January 11, 2022 at 7:44 pm #

            Nope.

      • lastman January 10, 2022 at 8:07 pm #

        A brand new campus at Microsoft with a price tag of $4.5 billion for one.

        Razed the old one. Was built in the 1990’s…now obsolete.

        Wonder where that money came from?

        • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 8:20 pm #

          maybe they’ll all booster and 5G themselves into the big campus in the sky

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

      That is more like a review of Alex Berenson than the book.

      Alex has mentioned that the book is basically his pamphlets, with a small amount of new stuff added. He said that people who already read the pamphlets probably wouldn’t find much they hadn’t seen before.

      Bobby Jr. liked it. He said if you can only buy two books on the pandemic, Alex’s should be the second.

      I do agree with the reviewer that the book doesn’t really answer the big question.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2022 at 11:02 am #

        to answer the big question, you need a comprehensive perspective on human history, the quality of contemporary society, energy and the environment.

        Most of the covid-and-great-reset-opposing “freedom-fighters” are not equipped to answer the question, or many other of the most essential questions not directly covid-related. “covid was a hoax and a travesty” is all they’ve got. They need to get a clue and begin broadening their perspectives. Learn from the covid event. But most probably won’t. They’re on a high right now. Adrenaline pumping. Admitting they don’t have much else to offer perspective-wise in deep ways would be a bummer.

        There will be a lot of sound n fury signifying nothing in the midst of increasingly jarring events, even on the correct sides of particular passing political issues.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2022 at 11:48 am #

          The people at the Brownstone Institute have been tackling those types of issue.

          Here’s a new article related to the covid effects on society:

          Othering Unvaccinated Persons

          “In my teaching, I prepare undergraduate students to become high school history teachers. In one course, teacher candidates prepare and deliver mock lessons. Their peers play the role of high school students, and I observe and give feedback following these practice lessons. Whether coincidence or a reflection of the times, this fall a good number of mock lessons covered the rise of totalitarianism. In one excellent lesson, a teacher candidate had his students examine the contexts that gave rise to totalitarianism. He accompanied this lesson with an excerpt from a world history textbook listing characteristics of totalitarianism.”

          https://brownstone.org/articles/othering-unvaccinated-persons/

        • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 8:40 pm #

          Just started reading RFK’s book. Looks really thick and not a lot of pictures.

          • Not_GeorgeT January 11, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

            Try running down all the chapter endnotes, then try out the QR codes for any additional info. that’ll keep ya busy!

            I don’t think he ever claimed to be an artist, and crayons aren’t included.

            Seriously, it is somewhat of a wading through process. I didn’t find huge surprises.

            What it brought home was the enormity of the events, wide ranging with apparently limitless funds, and how deep the corruption runs as well as how long in terms of years.

            It was and is worse than I imagined.

            Then consider the names he names could just be the patsies.

    • roccofire January 10, 2022 at 11:14 am #

      An old book, “Satanic Panic” by Jeffery Victor This explains the media, social media fueled this rage. He had first hand experience in the investigation of this, and first blamed the day talk shows, like Geraldo.

    • Islander January 10, 2022 at 11:41 am #

      Hi, Hail!!

      I was on board with your “cult” analyses last year. Or was it already in 2020? I have lost track of time.

      I think Sarah Schulmann’s hypothesis regarding the “preprogramming” of the covid cult via the wave of victimization syndromes, at least in the USA, is quite apposite. Rings true to me on the basis of the messaging in the MSM and also to be seen—down to the words used—in comment threads in the local newspaper.

      . You can read about it at the DailySkeptic.org.

    • abbybwood January 10, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

      As Pompeo said at the beginning, “This is an exercise, a test.”

      • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 5:38 pm #

        I saw the other day where fat boy lost 96 pounds! He actually resembles a human being again.

        • Not_GeorgeT January 11, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

          Wonder if he had a laparoscopic partial gastrectomy? Recovery time would be rather quick. A return to some rigorous exercises from his West Point days would complete the process.

      • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 7:49 pm #

        He said “We’re in a live exercise.” Which is a military term, he did not make a mistake.

        And it was ignored.

        • Not_GeorgeT January 11, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

          Yes

    • GreenAlba January 10, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      These new scariants seem so often to appear in the UK first. And people complain we don’t make anything any more …

      Although ‘Deltacron’ which I posted about at the end of the last thread, appears to have Cypriot origins.

      So the dead horse appears to still have some flogging value anyway.

      • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 10:29 am #

        Wasn’t the UK the site of one of the first big clinical trials? They may be a bit ahead of the USSA, kind of like Israel

      • abbybwood January 10, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

        Jesse Watters had a doctor on Saturday night who said Omicron was made in a lab in South Africa.

        • GreenAlba January 10, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

          Wouldn’t surprise me, abby. They cooked up a story about it having hopped to mice, mutated, and hopped back to people, in order to explain the unusual number of mutations compared to Moronic.

          And we’re on to the next one now anyway. Moronic wasn’t scary enough. Double-barrelled scariants work better, hence Deltacron and Flurona.

          • tresho January 10, 2022 at 6:54 pm #

            “These new scariants seem so often to appear in the UK first.” I get the impression from the MSM that UK and SA invest a lot in sequencing virii they get in testing in order to pick up mutations and in order to follow the mutations as they do (or don’t) spread. The USA is as best I can tell, rather poor in doing the same thing. Hence the lack of info in the USA re: how many have died OF Omicron vs. how many have died with COVID. A few weeks back I read a SA blurb saying about 450 had died of Omicron there, a very small fraction of all those who have been infected. Of course that news was never propagated much outside of SA.

          • Paula D January 10, 2022 at 7:22 pm #

            GA, at bat virus altered to attack humans somehow ”hopped” to mice?
            I guess the first story, that an AIDS patient in Botswana got the covid in June 2020 and then incubated it for 17 months, while it merrily mutated, and then popped out and spread all over the world in two weeks, wasn’t playing in Peoria?
            I don’t believe the mice one either.

          • JTinMD January 11, 2022 at 9:22 am #

            They pass their prospective hysteriants through “humanized” mice. Engineered bugs in engineered mice. Nice.

        • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 8:45 pm #

          Hey Paula, can’t find a reply button on you. but anyway, probably passed through laboratory mice as is often done with laboratory mice. Not like the pangolin story

          • Paula D January 11, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

            Could be. But they wouldn’t put that out as the Official Story, would they?
            I haven’t seen what they are pushing, but I assumed it was like the deer story. Once upon a time, someone coughed on a deer or mouse and then the virus mutated and then the mouse or deer coughed on a human, and then it spread through the human population of the world within a couple of weeks.
            The End.

        • Wizard of the Saddle January 10, 2022 at 9:03 pm #

          Well, if he did cook it up in a lab…..he did the world a favor, whether he meant to or not.

      • MaryQueen January 11, 2022 at 8:25 pm #

        Now I am seeing, they want to do another Ebola scare. I wondered why they’d try that again.

        But think about it. Blood clots, heart attacks, eventually hemorhagging? Sure sounds like what multiple endless boosters could cause.

        Terrifying, if so.

  8. Lawfish January 10, 2022 at 10:11 am #

    Any bets on whether Bob Saggett was vaxed?

    • Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2022 at 10:17 am #

      I would not bet against it. He has twice said he got a booster, which could have been a joke, but the fact that he had just started a tour leads me to believe that of course he was.

      • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 10:29 am #

        Saget was boostered on Nov 28th, 2021

        • Night Owl January 10, 2022 at 10:38 am #

          I was not a fan of Saget, but I wonder how many more Hollywood types are going to keel over post “vaccine” before the rest of them start to catch on.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2022 at 10:53 am #

            I wonder if it’s because so many of them are so self-centered?

            They got shots, they aren’t dead, so it can’t be the shots.

          • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 11:57 am #

            Hollywood cannot usurp it’s role cheerleader for this scam. They’re going to take it on the chin.

    • got___truth January 10, 2022 at 10:23 am #

      “In 1973, ‘Soylent Green’ envisioned the world in 2022. It got a lot right.”
      https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/in-1973-soylent-green-envisioned-the-world-in-2022-it-got-a-lot-right/

      In their “compassionate wisdom”, the Globalist-Oligarch-Eugenicists and their money-changing purchased sycophants, are determined to preserve the ecology of earth for themselves, their descendants, and their purchased sycophants, and the minimum “essential” producers and consumers required, to sustain the “markets”.

      Pursuant to their published agenda, spelled out on the Georgia Guidestones, their mainly compassionate means of providing early involuntary retirement remains in force, with plausible deniability.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones

      Rest in Peace, Bob Saget.
      Although your comedic talents provided much relief to the many, your non-essential status simply could not be ignored.
      https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ne-bob-saget-dead-20220110-n47pzod2hfeg3fu2mb25lnzw2a-story.html

      GODSPEED!!

      • beantownbill. January 10, 2022 at 11:16 am #

        The movie Soylent Green was based on the novel “Make Room! Make Room!” by science fiction author Harry Harrison.

        • Robert White January 10, 2022 at 11:49 am #

          The 2021 movie _Don’t Look Up_ is based upon our contemporary mindset, and is very well written with passable acting too.

          I give it a 8+ grade out of 10.

          RW

          • JTinMD January 10, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

            Is it only available to subscribers of one of the virus-like spawn of streaming services?

          • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

            Good on you, Robert! I’m just surprised you’re actually watching movies these days.

          • anmariwakaranai January 10, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

            I saw it free on utub e a few weeks ago.

      • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

        So do you believe the Earth is over-populated? Many, in their hatred of the Enemy, can’t admit they’re right about anything.

        • got___truth January 10, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

          Yes.
          The world is over-populated with oligarchs. their descendants, and their purchased public-private policy setting sycophants.
          …in a world where depraved aspiring oligarchs, like Tim Cook, who are aligned with child-slave factories and the Chinese Communist Party, are rewarded with $100 million in compensation:
          https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-ceo-tim-cook-earned-almost-100-million-2021-2022-1?op=1

          ….the great day of justice is coming.

          GODSPEED!!

          • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

            Figures. Acknowledging limits is negativity. And we can’t have any of that! So American….

        • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 8:48 pm #

          jarek, although it doesn’t matter what I believe, I’ll answer anyway. No, the earth is not overpopulated if we’re all willing to squat in mud huts. If we all keep trying to drive, eat meat and fly around like the Jetsons, then yes we are in ecological overshoot.

      • lastman January 10, 2022 at 8:23 pm #

        We watched the original version of “Soylent Green” (1973) a couple weeks ago.

        If anyone has time, just watch the first 5 minutes or so. They begin with a bunch of random photo’s in a sequence.

        It kind of blew our minds. Remember, the movie was made in 1973.

        • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 8:49 pm #

          I keep waiting for a real scandal where some kind of food turns out to have human in it. You know it’s just a matter of time.

    • abbybwood January 10, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

      He had a booster the end of November and posted it on Twitter.

      Autopsy?

    • spaingaroo January 10, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

      some of my favourite comics are going out from suddenitis.
      That’s Bob Saget
      Sean Locke
      Norm MacDonald

      and I think at least one other, who won’t come to mind, not once do they mention the clotshot in the coverage.
      just a coincidence

      • BoomerDoomer3 January 10, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

        If I recall correctly, MacDonald had cancer for at least 8 years or so. The jabs may have hastened his death, though.

        • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

          Yeah he was on his way out already.

  9. Bill of Rights January 10, 2022 at 10:13 am #

    Life Insurance companies will ultimately provide the real life and death numbers on the virus and vaccines because they are expert at assessing risk to determine their insurance premiums.

    • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      If they’re allowed to. They’ll ultimately come under the same pressures that our so-called “free press” does. If the facts turn out to be “inconvenient,” they’ll be suppressed. Possibly the worst of both worlds. Doctored “no worry” statistics with skyrocketing premiums attributed to something else anyway.

      • Bill of Rights January 10, 2022 at 10:31 am #

        You may have a point. Insurance is well-regulated and a general “covid surcharge” approved by the state regulators would cover the increased costs without actually revealing the actuarial details.

      • UN OUT OF USA January 10, 2022 at 10:32 am #

        Possibly Dis, but I don’t think so. The fact that this one report has already surfaced is encouraging. I’m sure there was a lot of “discussion” internally (possibly externally as well?) before it was published. I worked briefly in an actuarial department when I first got out of college back in the early 1970’s and the data they crunch to minimize their risks and set prices to make enormous profits is substantial. If they “ignore” the real underlying causes of these deaths, they will all go under. I am cautiously optimistic that this may be a business segment which will push back against the preferred “narrative” purely for their own survival. I guess we will find out.

        • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

          A lot of ‘misinformation’ is slipping through the cracks.

          It’s happening in the scientific literature as well. somebody put some work into this excellent list:

          https://elcolectivodeuno.wordpress.com/2021/12/29/how-much-more-evidence-do-you-need-here-is-a-list-of-860-scientific-studies-and-reports-linking-covid-vaccines-to-hundreds-of-adverse-effects-and-deaths/?fbclid=IwAR1R1S1mAnNzvyJNy3OUtXFSq_MyHJ2MomzcD3EnGvF2AwrFsiTpjni4w98

          • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

            Don’t count on any change. We’ve known for over a century about the difference in the White/Black IQ, but that knowledge was declared taboo after WW2 and that was that. “Educated” people know now that all people have the same IQ.

            Winston said, Surely 1+1=2. O’Brien answered, Sometimes, Winston, sometimes. When the Party needs it to do so.

          • ianw January 10, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

            It’s happening in the scientific literature as well. somebody put some work into this excellent list

            All credibility (such as it is) is lost when you read the first paragraph in big angry red letters:

            Considerng [sic] how volatile and easy it is to info that goes against the narrative to “disappear” I want to make an archiving appeal: Copy and paste this list everywhere, and download all of the studies on this list, you never know when the book burning season is going to start.

            Not paranoid – much. And puffed up with self-importance. Sigh.

          • GreenAlba January 10, 2022 at 3:15 pm #

            More troll-speak, signifying nothing.

          • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 8:55 pm #

            Hey Jarek, I’m definitely counting on change at one of the fastest paces in human history. In the covid story, we’re just barely at the “discovery” phase. I know, we’re just sitting here scratching our ding dongs philosophizing upon how these guys are getting away with this stuff. But we’ve come a ways just in the last 3 – 6 months I think. Times are a changing.

      • Socrates-Detroit January 10, 2022 at 10:50 am #

        Yep. They can spin the necessary premium increases as “result of inflation”, and media will do its part to push the narrative, just as it is doing with the gene therapy.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2022 at 10:55 am #

          Didn’t they have to carry some customers due to the shutdown? They can blame price increases on that.

        • anmariwakaranai January 10, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

          Is it true they will not pay out for experimental inoculations?

          • tresho January 10, 2022 at 7:02 pm #

            Is it true they will not pay out for experimental inoculations? Depends on the insurance contract. These mostly depend on medical records including autopsy data. How many of these data bits will actually read “died of COVID vaccine side effects”? My educated guess is “nearly zero” no matter what the facts really are.

        • UN OUT OF USA January 10, 2022 at 7:50 pm #

          Maybe S-D, but it will be interesting to see what happens when the life insurance companies start squealing like a pig stuck under a gate when their actuarial calculations are way, way off and they start paying death proceeds sooner than anticipated.

      • abbybwood January 10, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

        Think of how many who die without “life insurance”!

        • anmariwakaranai January 10, 2022 at 7:32 pm #

          Maybe life insurance like gov pensions are a death sentence.

          • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 7:54 pm #

            In france, a guy with a million-dollar plus life insurance policy died of the jab. The insurance company refused to pay, citing that the dead man had taken a chance by taking the experimental jab.

            Not kidding.

            Watch for this precedence to be set, so that no one will admit they died of the jab.

          • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 8:59 pm #

            Well a lot of people dying ‘unexpectedly’ these days. Definitely couldn’t possibly be from the jab, so it seems like the insurance companies will be stuck on quite a big hook

    • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

      Was the overall death in 2021 greater than average? Or has it not been released yet?

      Is Mortuary a word? No red line, so it must mean an actuary of death.

      • GreenAlba January 10, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

        Mortuary is what you call a morgue.

        • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 6:13 pm #

          What do you call a mortician?

          • anmariwakaranai January 10, 2022 at 7:23 pm #

            Morticia?

          • Paula D January 10, 2022 at 7:27 pm #

            Mon ami
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-rUOrKviOM

          • GreenAlba January 10, 2022 at 7:28 pm #

            An undertaker.

          • lastman January 10, 2022 at 8:27 pm #

            The “Undertaker.”

          • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 8:53 pm #

            A taker under.

      • UN OUT OF USA January 10, 2022 at 7:53 pm #

        2021’s data (at least the first 6 mos. is beginning to come out:

        From Dr. Pierre Kory interview with Greg Hunter at USAWatchdog.com:

        “If you look at the actual morbidity and mortality from the CDC…2019, 2020 and 2021 in the ages of 18 to 64…you’ll see in America, starting in quarter two of the year 2021 (when the vaccines started), the mortalities started to rise, and it rose from 120% above normal to 140% above normal, and it’s far exceeded the death rates in 2020.”

        https://usawatchdog.com/huge-number-of-vax-deaths-its-getting-worse-dr-pierre-kory/

        • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 8:57 pm #

          Thanks. I thought it would show up. That’s in line with what the big Insurance company said.

          The first 20% could have been due to all the other stuff: depression, divorce, drugs, alcohol, delayed medical tests and treatments, etc.

  10. TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 10:16 am #

    A lot of speculation lately about what “Joe Biden” is going to do when the covid scam disintegrates. Everything from releasing smallpox or Marburg to some kind of false flag and even picking a fight with Russia seems to be on the table. It looks like “Joe Biden” wants to instigate another Cuban Missile crisis, this time on Russia’s doorstep. Regardless of the details, common theme is “they” are about to do something really sinister, probably out of desperation to retain their disintegrating control. If history is any indicator, then it’s likely that a military blunder of epic proportions is in the cards.

    • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 10:19 am #

      That’s what it feels like to me as well.

    • rainmaker January 10, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      I’ve pointed out to hubby that we live too close to Whiteman AFB at Knob Noster MO. If WW3 breaks out, we’d get nuked first. Hubby just rolls his eyes and ignores me.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2022 at 10:59 am #

        They used to tell us, back when I was in elementary school, that our area was a target for Russian bombs. That was probably true, but they said it like it was a claim to fame or something.

        • Prospero January 10, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

          Back in the 1960s I was living in Ukiah, CA, which was declared to be one of the 7 safest US locations in the event of a nuclear war.

          This information attracted Jim Jones and his followers to the area, but over 900 of these Peoples Temple cult members still ended up dying prematurely. By the way, no atomic devices were ever detonated — they died from other causes.

        • DuckandCover January 10, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

          Remember kids: duck and cover, preferably under your desk. If
          in the hallway: along the interior wall. Everything is going to be O.K. Milk and cookies after the “All Clear” siren.

      • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 11:20 am #

        Whatever else, you’ve gotta just love the name Knob Noster. I’m sitting about two miles as the crow flies from the US’s only nuclear pit manufacturing facility, so I feel your pain. Advice? Go outside and face the flash. It’ll be over before you even know what happened.

        • rainmaker January 10, 2022 at 11:29 am #

          That’s what my SIL says to do, Dis, when the bombs drop, just go outside and enjoy the man-made sunrise. (Or sunset, as you prefer).

          • Socrates-Detroit January 10, 2022 at 11:43 am #

            @rainmaker

            If they aim for Whiteman, they might come close enough to take it (and you) out.

            But I think there is a good probability that whatever they aim for, they will be wide, quite a bit, and could hit Little Rock or Chicago.

            The US and Russia are very large… you’ll hit something.

        • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

          Properly dug in, you can survive a few hundred yards from a blast. Of course you may have to stay dug in for years until the radiation goes down. Or go out in your suit and get away from it.

      • Anthea January 10, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

        You’re a pretty near neighbor! I’m near Holden, Missouri. I too have reflected that I’m too near Whiteman AFB.

        • rainmaker January 10, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

          We live outside Boonville, MO, Anthea. “Stealth” bombers take a flight path over our town, and smaller jets and choppers can be heard frequently running the Missouri river. One time I was looking out our back door to see what the incredibly loud engine noise was coming from, and a black helicopter buzzed our backyard. I waved to the door gunner with my wineglass.

          • Anthea January 10, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

            I recently moved to a place near Holden, where my daughter and her husband lived for several years. My daughter mentioned being annoyed because aircraft from Whiteman were flying over them a lot, and flying low. I haven’t seen it yet.

      • Paula D January 10, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

        I used to live very close to Moffet AFB and the Blue Cube.
        I expected to go quickly also. Better than radiation poisoning, imo.

      • lastman January 10, 2022 at 9:39 pm #

        There are well over 100 silo’s near Malmstrom AFB.

        Also a significant target.

    • abbybwood January 10, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

      Gotta do something to make sure we are all locked down come November so the only way to vote will be mail-in ballots.

      • ianw January 10, 2022 at 8:13 pm #

        Gotta do something to make sure we are all locked down come November so the only way to vote will be mail-in ballots.

        That won’t happen – every state has provision for mail-in or absentee voting, and a number of states have all-mail voting, and many others have no-excuse mail-in voting. But all still have provision for voting in-person.

        There is no credible evidence that mail-in voting is a greater security risk than in-person voting – and mail-in voting has been in place for a long time – many years.

        But Trump is the only sore loser to whinge about it. Sad.

        • crudgemudgeon January 11, 2022 at 2:09 am #

          Ian, excuse me, but for 4 years Democrats claimed Trump was illegitimate, and pushed every conspiracy theory to delegitimize him. You probably believed all of them. Also, every time a Republican has won in this century Democrats squealed. Nancy, Maxine, Hillary and Barbara Boxer all “whinged” ( fee fie foe fum, I smell the chicken$#!+ of an Englishman). You must subscribe to the Independent.

          • ianw January 13, 2022 at 9:41 pm #

            I was specifically saying that Trump is the only losing presidential candidate to claim that he was done in by mail-in voting, even though it’s been around in various forms for years.

            The Democrats exploited mail-in voting far better in 2020 than the Republican brains trust – not Biden’s fault they did.

            He is also the only losing presidential candidate to not concede, and not participate in a smooth drama-free transfer of power to the next administration.

            Al Gore had a hugely bigger reason to complain in November 2000 – but he still made a very noble concession speech.

      • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

        nuclear holocaust?

      • lastman January 10, 2022 at 9:41 pm #

        Don’t vote. Simple as that.

        Don’t give anyone your consent.

        Don’t come back with “if you don’t vote, you can’t bitch.”

        “If you voted counted, they wouldn’t let you do it.”

        • ianw January 11, 2022 at 12:41 am #

          “If you voted counted, they wouldn’t let you do it.”

          When I was young and much more radical, I used to believe that, but decades of experience has shown me that voting does matter.

          And a lot of people’s lives are affected (for good or bad) by who is in control at the local, state, or federal level. I always vote now.

    • Hereward the Woke January 10, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

      The fact that they stole the Nov 2020 election and are trying to get everyone clot shotted shows that they are giving it everything they’ve got to complete their agenda and bring down America. That means it is highly unlikely that they will just roll over in the midterms. A phoney Ukraine crisis might do it, or something to do with another virus or “climate change!”

      • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 9:01 pm #

        Something wicked this way comes. Not sure about the details.

      • ianw January 11, 2022 at 12:50 am #

        The fact that they stole the Nov 2020 election and are trying to get everyone clot shotted shows that they are giving it everything they’ve got to complete their agenda and bring down America.

        The Democrats didn’t steal the 2020 Election – Donald Trump lost it, and the Republicans lost the Senate and the House. The people voted by a substantial majority to be rid of Trump. And can you blame them? He was a disaster.

        I don’t think either party (notwithstanding that many individual Reps and Senators are money-grubbing slugs) is purposely aiming to bring America down.

        This is fantasy-conspiracy. All they want is to keep being re-elected, so they have access to the best restaurant tables, the black cars, and all those fresh young interns in from the Midwest.

        That’s what it’s about.

        • JTinMD January 11, 2022 at 9:33 am #

          Tekapian,

          He was a disaster.

          If Trump was a disaster, what’s your word for The Big Guy?

          • ianw January 11, 2022 at 10:51 am #

            Vastly better than orange man … vastly … but still too old, too set in his ways, too much baggage.

            Need someone younger with a bit on mongrel – DC seems run by a vain gerontocracy that won’t retire.

            Australian politicians are men and women in their prime – well under 55, often still raising schoolkids, etc.

          • JTinMD January 11, 2022 at 11:24 am #

            That’s way more than one word, Tek.

          • ianw January 13, 2022 at 3:36 am #

            That’s way more than one word, Tek.

            I can’t do it in one word. Ancient, maybe.

            Perhaps better, “Anyone with a pulse would have beaten Trump”. How’s that?

  11. Merkwurdiglieb January 10, 2022 at 10:19 am #

    If any life insurance companies are publicly trade wait for a Big Short on that industry. Surely someone has already made that play.

    • Bilejones January 11, 2022 at 6:41 am #

      I wonder what the Godfather of the Insurance world and fully paid up member of the Deep State Warren Buffet is doing.

  12. Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2022 at 10:19 am #

    Question: Is Sonia Sotomeyer really that ignorant?

    What about Breyer and Kagan?

    Did the plaintiffs try to throw their case?

    • Night Owl January 10, 2022 at 10:36 am #

      I think it was Rand Paul who questioned if she was being coached by Fauci.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2022 at 11:01 am #

        I think she was following a script from someone like Obama.

        The “remote” appearance was suspicious.

        If you think the shots work, why are you staying away?

        • Night Owl January 10, 2022 at 11:14 am #

          Yeah, exactly. I was going to comment on the dial-in, but I remembered it after posting.

          Very odd.

    • malthuss January 10, 2022 at 10:59 am #

      Sotomeyer is a jewish ‘spanish speaking’ AA hire.
      That she is AA is a fact.
      Someone else deserved the place at the Ivy league school but she got it.

      • ianw January 11, 2022 at 1:19 am #

        Sotomeyer is a jewish ‘spanish speaking’ AA hire.

        Still probably a step up from Gorsuch, Kavanagh, and the Handmaiden – all Koch Brothers | Federalist Society | Deep State reactionary plants. YMMV.

        It seems that some here don’t understand that the stacking of the Supreme Court is playing right into the hands of the Deep State | Davos agenda. LOL.

    • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

      The ultimate minority hire. Of course she could be playing even dumber than she is too.

      • malthuss January 10, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

        A 3 Fer. female, espanole, etc. the ultimate pawn.

  13. Night Owl January 10, 2022 at 10:23 am #

    “like a med school version of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, only with syringes running amok instead of brooms.”

    Good stuff. 🙂

    • tresho January 10, 2022 at 7:05 pm #

      That line of Jim’s immediately produced a hilarious video in my mind, with poor Mickey Mouse being the target of the syringes.

  14. Bill of Rights January 10, 2022 at 10:24 am #

    ” the right to decide what pharmaceuticals we can decline to put in our bodies?”

    The President claims he has that right and the Supreme Court will decide if he does or doesn’t by referring to the section of the constitution which lists the powers of the President (Art 2).

    Whoops! No presidential power to force citizens to take any medications is listed. Case closed.

    • messianicdruid January 10, 2022 at 7:54 pm #

      Who will impose sanctions on the United States for Human Rights Abuses?

      • JTinMD January 11, 2022 at 9:35 am #

        Are we not sanctioned out the ass, druid?

        • messianicdruid January 11, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

          What I mean to ask is who will sanction [ limit ] the goobermint for its own abuses.

          There is Contempt of Court, Contempt of Congress, but where is Contempt of Citizen?

          Stop funding, stop voting, stop residing – what?

  15. Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2022 at 10:31 am #

    Novak Djokovic is being jerked around by tyrants down under, and there is still media going along with the fiction that it has anything at all to do with a virus.

    He’s good to go, no he’s not . He wins in court, wait, no he doesn’t.

    Meanwhile the focus is off the other athletes who are having trouble breathing.

    • rainmaker January 10, 2022 at 10:36 am #

      His name IS No-Vak!

      • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 10:44 am #

        sounds like the name of a new vaccine

        • Socrates-Detroit January 10, 2022 at 10:53 am #

          The Serbs are a heroic people, and Novak is a hero!

          NO-VAK,
          NO-VAk

          Let’s hope and pray his detention is lifted ASAP so he can train and get ready and win the Asstralian Open

          • Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2022 at 11:03 am #

            They are doing their best right now to interfere with his mental and physical fitness.

          • lastman January 10, 2022 at 9:48 pm #

            Tennis…just a different kind of sports ball. Just more bread and circus.

            Just another clown show to keep the masses entertained.

          • Socrates-Detroit January 10, 2022 at 11:55 pm #

            @lastman

            You are right. “today, sports is the opiate of the masses”.

    • King of Comedy January 10, 2022 at 11:03 am #

      The CFN resident court-jester, slapped across the face by a thousand dicks, will soon be online to enlighten you on the legal to-and-fro and eminently reasonable Covid bedwetting of his homeland, the wonderful multicultural paradise formerly known mostly for a giant rock and kangaroo shit.

      • spaingaroo January 10, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

        jaja, you got him pegged. as does his friend.

      • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

        LOL!

    • ianw January 10, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

      Novax won his court case, but the Immigration Minister can still revoke his visa, barring him for three years. My money would be on the Minister deferring to the Court, and letting him stay.

      https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-10/novak-djokovic-live-court-hearing-jan-10/100747106

      Melbourne – sporting capital of the world!

      • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 5:35 pm #

        LOL!! A mecca for delusional thinking, you mean.

        • ianw January 10, 2022 at 9:15 pm #

          Yeah – there’s that too! 🙂

      • ianw January 10, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

        And I think the minister has two pretty bad options to choose from … if he is banned for three years the ITF could well pull the Australian Open, and the Serbs will go nuts on the streets again.

        If he lets him stay and play it looks like a massive backflip for a super-star, and there will be a lot of outrage as well.

        Everyone who goes to the tennis to watch has to be vaccinated and show a green tick – why not the players?

        • anmariwakaranai January 10, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

          Holy @#$&, maybe Novak is our Franz Ferdinand.

          • ianw January 10, 2022 at 8:18 pm #

            Indeed – if he gets shot on the street it’ll blow the market for the Australian Open wide open!

        • GreenAlba January 11, 2022 at 6:37 am #

          “Everyone who goes to the tennis to watch has to be vaccinated and show a green tick – why not the players?”

          Always arse about face with the troll. The solution is to not force the audience to get vaxxed, muppet, with a gene therapy that’s killing people.

  16. stelmosfire January 10, 2022 at 10:38 am #

    “deaths in working age Americans between 18 and 64 were up 40 percent in the third quarter of 2021”

    There were over 100,000 drug overdose deaths in 2021. The majority of those are people aged younger than 40 yo. If you look at the life years lost it dwarfs the number of years lost due to supposed deaths from Covid. The majority of those were elderly people with multiple co-morbidites and one foot in the grave already. Old people die that is what they do. I personally did not know anyone who died from Covid. Dozen’s who got it and recovered though and are fine. You don’t recover from a fatal OD and it is a very real epidemic.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2022 at 11:08 am #

      Even the extremely obese, if they were not elderly, seemed to recover.

      Most covid patients died because they were denied early effective treatment, and the Biden administration is stil trying to withhold treatment.

      That was one thing, maybe the only thing, the Trump administration got right. President Trump was all in favor of early therapies.

    • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

      that doesn’t explain the statistically significant difference between 2020 and 2021.

    • malthuss January 10, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

      so how died
      20-29
      30-39
      40-49?

  17. lizharmon January 10, 2022 at 10:40 am #

    Ukraine, like Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, etc. is 100% about pipelines and getting oil from Exxon’s eastern Caspian Sea oil fields (Kazakistan) to market. We totally botched Afghanistan, so badly in fact that there’s no way in hell we’d take on Iran or Turkey. Ukraine is the weakest link. That’s why we’re there, geopolitically speaking.

    • lateStarter January 10, 2022 at 11:07 am #

      Except the US would not be fighting Ukraine. I hope the US backs off (for purely selfish reasons: I live in Poland). There is absolutely nothing for the US to gain with this activity. I wonder how the US would react if the Russians started setting up shop in Nicaragua?

      Unless the US has some top-secret death star in hiding behind the moon, I must be missing why they think this will turn out well. Maybe they don’t really care. The whole thing does seem rather provocative on the part of the US.

      The school yard bully doesn’t normally go out of his way to find the next biggest bad ass for his next fight.

      • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

        It is the bread basket of Europe. Or is that no longer true? If it still is, then it is a valuable place for that reason alone.

        • malthuss January 10, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

          I was reading Switzerland is now ‘food negative’ meaning it imports much of its food.

        • Paula D January 10, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

          Cargill and Monsanto moved in shortly after the coup, snapping up farmland.

      • Hereward the Woke January 10, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

        They want to humiliate their own country as much as possible in the time they have left in power. The Great Reset fails if the US is still a viable nation. This ain’t about Ukraine; it’s about America.

    • Islander January 10, 2022 at 11:12 am #

      If Ukraine were not a weak leak—oh, I mean link—already decades ago, none of this would have happened.

      Why do you think Russia ****and European investors**** planned and constructed Nord Stream 2?

      So, trying to force Russia to send gas to Europe via the Ukraine is not gonna happen.

      Been there, done that.

      Russia will just abandon Nord Stream 2 rather than go backwards on this.

      Russia already has Power of Siberia in the pipeline. So Europe, and the European investors, are the ones who can go pound sand.

      • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

        You love to be against things. You would happily freeze in the dark if you knew the American and Israeli Elite were suffering an embarrassment or setback.

        • Blackbird January 10, 2022 at 5:54 pm #

          Jaros, you don’t think that playing the role of speedbump to the Anglo-Zionist Juggernaut is worthwhile recreation? Guess you’re not the partier I thought you were.

          • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

            Seriously. Cheer, BB!

  18. BackRowHeckler January 10, 2022 at 10:42 am #

    Odd thing with this 16 year old hockey player who dropped dead on the ice during a match about a week ago. Cause of death was listed as unknown, but now officials say he was killed when an opponent’s skates sliced a vein, which caused him to bleed out. But there was no report of blood in the ice at the time. He wasn’t bleeding when they carried him out. At any rate it’s a tragedy all around.

    • stelmosfire January 10, 2022 at 10:47 am #

      If he was sliced by a skate there would have been copious amounts of blood on the ice. I’m sure there are hundreds of pictures and videos. Whether any surface is the question. Everybody has a camera and they love to snap pics of the EMS guys in action.

      • Paula D January 10, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

        So he dropped dead on the ice and then bled out later?
        Sounds legit

        • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

          LOL, OMG what people will believe.

      • tresho January 10, 2022 at 7:11 pm #

        A puncture / slash wound at the base of the neck could easily result in rapid and massive bleeding internally into the mediastinum with nearly nothing visible outside.

        • Paula D January 10, 2022 at 7:32 pm #

          You think that he got kicked in the neck with a skate and no one noticed and all the blood went inside his body and he kept playing until he died?
          Yeah, right.

          • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

            Hahahahaha!

            This is making me think of Dave McGowan’s expose on the Boston marathon bombing.

  19. Night Owl January 10, 2022 at 10:50 am #

    Check out this transcript of an exchange between Djokovic and an Aussie government official:

    https://twitter.com/ivtc0/status/1480484814599778305/photo/1

    You could not script this stuff. And the intervew is occuring at 4:00 in the morning. Absolute nutters.

    • ianw January 10, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

      Spoilt little brat.

      Wants to earn huge $$$ in an international, people-intensive sport but won’t get vaccinated. Goes out partying during lockdown protocols.

      And just last month he went out mingling and socialising one day after receiving a positive test result. Wife is also a complete anti-vax nut … and believes 5G causes autism.

      But he won the case – which we all thought he would. You don’t treat international royalty that badly and get away with it.

      Anyway – we’re off to see Australian Open qualifying on Wednesday – that’s a real blood sport. The young, ambitious, and hungry … not the prancing dancers like Djokovic and Nadal.

      • GreenAlba January 10, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

        He’s had covid. So he can’t get it or give it to anyone. Why on earth would he get vaccinated for something against which he has higher-quality and longer-lasting immunity than a jab would give him? Stop pretending to be insane.

        Not to mention that the risk of an adverse reaction like myocarditis or a heart attack is four times as great if you have already had covid.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

        Why are you pretending the shots change anything? Don’t you know by now, they aren’t vaccines, they can’t prevent transmission or infection, and they don’t even “work” to prevent death or hospitalization?

        The best he could hope for from such a shot, is that it didn’t remove his immunity from already having the virus and recovered, and the worst is, well you know, although you are pretending not to.

        “LocKdown protocols”. Work good, don’t they?

        He’s a MAN who stands for something, and you are a lying little weenie of a troll.

        • GreenAlba January 10, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

          The troll has no self-respect. The complete lack of it was in the job description.

      • anmariwakaranai January 10, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

        That last match I saw with NO-VAX was a grueling battle of attrition bar none.

        Don’t know much about tennis either eh?

        • ianw January 10, 2022 at 11:19 pm #

          I’ve seen him play live – have you?

          • Anthea January 11, 2022 at 12:55 am #

            @ ianw:

            Shouldn’t you be watching the total eclipse of the sun from somewhere? Like that guy in the Carly Simon song, “You’re So Vain?”

            Pretty soon now, I suppose you will have exhausted the full extent of your resume of triviality.

        • ianw January 11, 2022 at 1:26 am #

          Jesus wept! I was responding to an ad hom attack, with a comment that I have seen Djokovic live, and indeed a lot of tennis – both live and on TV.

          Responding to ad hom shit is reasonable, no?

          • JTinMD January 11, 2022 at 11:33 am #

            “Jesus wept! Jesus wept!”

            — Arthur Kennedy, Lawrence of Arabia

      • Hereward the Woke January 10, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

        Ha! Ha! We LOVE Djoko because he fights for freedom and against government-adoring sheep like you!

      • spaingaroo January 10, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

        I have only one reason that would tempt me to go back to my homeland.
        Taking out the quislings.

        Here is the limp king of quislings.

      • Paula D January 10, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

        Man with natural immunity refuses jab which has killed 200 other athletes and the spin is that he is a spoilt little brat.
        SMDH over here.
        Is there no media spin too disgusting for you to pass up regurgitating?

        • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 8:11 pm #

          I know the answer to that.

          There’s a reason Night Owl dubbed him the Media Matters Muppet.

      • Anthea January 10, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

        @ ianw:

        After reading some of the Twitter thread Night Owl posted and seeing the posts from Austrailians, I believe I have identified your (and apparently most Australians’) problem: You are little bitch.

        • ianw January 10, 2022 at 7:14 pm #

          I’m certainly not supporting the treatment Djokovic got at the airport – for a start all such discussions should be held prior to the issue of the visa, at the front end.

          Questioning people in the middle of the night at an airport at 3:00 am after two long-haul flights is a ridiculous way to run a visa system – particularly one that is as strict and draconian as ours can be.

          Anyway the Federal Court judge rules that Border Force was unreasonable, and Team Djokovic had complied essentially with all the requirements they were advised of.

          But whatever happens now, half the people will be outraged and the other half over-joyed.

          And Anthea, we Australians are really nice people – friendly too! And we have politicians who are as prone to clusterfuckery as much as anywhere else.

          • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

            “all such discussions should be held prior to the issue of the visa, at the front end.”

            He clearly states they were.

            You moron.

          • ianw January 10, 2022 at 8:23 pm #

            He clearly states they were.

            Good grief … you simply do not understand.

            I am being critical of Border Force for detaining him for many night-time hours after he had arrived in Melbourne.

            If Australian authorities want to question or challenge the bona fides of anyone, they should do so before they issue a visa, not after they arrive.

            If his paperwork were good enough to be granted a visa in Europe, it should not be revisited. It’s nuts.

          • Anthea January 11, 2022 at 12:15 am #

            @ ianw:

            Perhaps Australians are nice and friendly, and perhaps one may be a “nice” person–and “friendly” too–and still be a pants-wetting little bitch. And apparently also willing little snitches, eager to report their neighbors’ unauthorized activities to the police.

            What pitiable excuses for men and women they must be, and what a disgrace to their ancestors–who experienced real hardships and actual diseases. And here they are having a fit of the vapours over a mere caricature of a disease. Not smallpox, typhoid, malaria, or cholera, but a flu with a miniscule death rate.

            Shameful.

          • ianw January 11, 2022 at 1:38 am #

            I agree that Covid-19 isn’t Ebola, smallpox, or malaria, but that doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be a decent public health response to this virus.

            Over 833,000 have died from it, so it’s not just “the flu” – and anyone who says so hasn’t had a close relative die from it.

            But I don’t know why you get so angry about it. I bet you’d get even more angry if the health authorities didn’t do enough and people close to you died or suffered unnecessarily.

            Part of me agrees that it has been a very robust reaction to a fairly mild pandemic – particularly for the young & healthy – but I still think it’s better to err on the side of caution and save lives.

          • Anthea January 12, 2022 at 3:04 am #

            @ ianw:

            The issues under discussion here are very stark “good versus evil” issues. Some people are against murdering, lying, and the betrayal of our fellow man into bondage. You are for it. I think it is fair to assume that your embrace of evil is wilfull rather than ignorant, since many here have been at pains to inform you. It is considered a duty to admonish people who decide to throw in their lot with evil. But it appears to me that this duty has been fulfilled, since so many around here have already admonished the heck out of you.

            And you will find that people are made quite angry by murderers, liars, and betrayers. I’m surprised this hasn’t come to your attention before. One also wonders how you endure the degradation of being who your are–though we do see an inclination to console yourself with tinsel, for which you have an extraordinary appetite.

            It is very much in character that you would commend me to the tender mercies of the health authorities, whose responses have uniformly reflected a settled–even highly determined–intent to murder as many as possible.

            The “if I knew someone who had died” routine has become a bit threadbare, don’t you think? I’ve known a number of people who have died: from cancer, stroke, heart attacks, AIDS, and, in one case, from dropping a can of peaches on her foot. Do you expect me to shit my pants and advocate lying, murder, tyranny, and the banning of canned peaches? (Like a little bitch.)

            Plus the claim that large numbers of people have died of covid is another lie. (I think many here have already supplied you with sufficient links to inform you on this subject–though you might just as well have informed yourself.) Virtually all had one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel, and even among these, the proximate cause of death was murder by hospitals and doctors.

          • ianw January 13, 2022 at 3:44 am #

            The issues under discussion here are very stark “good versus evil” issues. Some people are against murdering, lying, and the betrayal of our fellow man into bondage. You are for it. I think it is fair to assume that your embrace of evil is wilful rather than ignorant, since many here have been at pains to inform you.

            For quite a while I thought you might have been half reasonable – a soap-making hippie out in the boonies, and all that. Someone with whom there might have been some connection, and a basis for good discussion.

            But I now realise your just as much a conspiracy looney-tune, and spiteful piece of work as the other evil witches on here. Sad.

            What is it with all you chicks – why so crazy? Why not just have a reasonable discussion of differences?

          • GreenAlba January 14, 2022 at 9:42 am #

            Desperate troll tries major sexist gaslighting.

            What a wally …

            The Australian1950s called and want Bruce back.

      • hilton33 January 10, 2022 at 6:31 pm #

        How dare he!!!! Your just pissed off because he’s not a simp like you are.

      • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 8:11 pm #

        Oooh. It’s getting closer and closer to major tantrum time.

        Your meltdowns are getting closer together. Have you picked out your next sockpuppet name, yet?

        • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

          it’s on a time schedule, like menstruation or something?

      • Wizard of the Saddle January 10, 2022 at 10:00 pm #

        Sounds like nothing but sour grapes to me. What’s the matter ianw? Did the Serb’s successful defense of his lawful rights upset your Covid Nazi apple cart?

        Honestly, all of the jabs are an abject failure. They neither prevent one from catching COVID nor do the prevent a vaccinated person from spreading Covid. The only thing the jabs do is to injure and kill people while enriching Big Pharma and empowering totalitarian wannabe politicians.

        Time to exit Bizarro World, Bucko, and reacquaint yourself with reality.

        • ianw January 10, 2022 at 11:09 pm #

          Well – reality has just bitten.

          Our hero apparently was “economical with the truth”, and stated on the form that he had not left Spain between 22 Dec and 4 Jan, but uh-oh – there are pics of him in Belgrade on Christmas Day.

          It might be enough of a smoking gun for the Minister … but I still believe they’ll let him stay. But the odds have lengthened rather a lot.

        • ianw January 10, 2022 at 11:16 pm #

          And our local Serbs might well go apeshit if he’s barred – they’re a hot-headed lot, even on a good day.

          • ianw January 14, 2022 at 3:06 am #

            Update: Our Hero has been denied a visa … we’ll see where this goes!

      • Anthea January 11, 2022 at 12:26 am #

        @ ianw:

        So you resent that what’s-his-name (forgot, as I am not a sports fan–plus he seems to have more than one name) parties during lockdown protocols, socializes one day after receiving a positive test result, and won’t get vaccinated.

        You could too, if you had a backbone. You are, once again, a little bitch. Of course you are more than willing to attack a person with courage and moral stature–when you feel assured that government guns have your back.

        • ianw January 11, 2022 at 1:46 am #

          Djokovic is not only a stupid covidiot, he’s a dangerous covidiot. Typhoid Mary. And a nut.

          Having said that – I hope he gets to play in the Australian Open, not because his anti-vax stance is rational, but because he deserves to have a visa after being mucked around by bureaucrats.

          I like seeing people get the better of bureaucrats, when those bureaucrats are particularly egregious. He should not have been challenged on his visa on arrival – I think that’s bulldust.

          • GreenAlba January 11, 2022 at 6:33 am #

            You’re a lying POS, troll. He’s had covid. He’s immune. He can’t give it to anyone. His refusal to get a therapy that has four times the chance of maiming or killing him than someone like you who hasn’t had covid is 100% rational. Also, he’s not a pillock like you in the first place.

          • King of Comedy January 11, 2022 at 9:55 am #

            Rachel “Impending Doom™” Walensky has finally seen the statistics that 75% of the “Covid” deaths in the US occurred in people with four or more co-morbidities. Maybe this stat was part of that 75 year release of Pfizer safety data and she just saw it.

            A previous study found that close to 80% of Covid hospitalizations in the US occurred in those with body mass indexes generally seen in hippopotamuses.

            Unlikely that our Serbian tennis player falls into either category and he’s therefor taking the entirely reasonable position of saying fuck-off to a questionable vaccine for a “disease” so mild that vast numbers of people don’t even know they “have” it.

            Tennis to me is like watching paint dry but the spectacle of bedwetting Australian tennis officials having to fellate Djokovic after he wins the tournament might make for must-see TV. Call it the Aaron Rodgers effect.

          • ianw January 11, 2022 at 11:03 am #

            Tennis to me is like watching paint dry but the spectacle of bedwetting Australian tennis officials having to fellate Djokovic after he wins the tournament might make for must-see TV.

            Tennis officials aren’t the ones who would be embarrassed – they accepted Djokovic without drama. Indeed with unseemly haste. Djokovic’s problem is with his visa and with immigration.

            But I agree – all this excitement has been “great” publicity for the tournament … not that it really needs it – it’s a huge and profitable event every year.

          • ianw January 13, 2022 at 7:13 pm #

            Rachel “Impending Doom™” Walensky has finally seen the statistics that 75% of the “Covid” deaths in the US occurred in people with four or more co-morbidities.

            As discussed elsewhere in the thread, she actually said that 75% of the vaccinated who died of Covid-19 had four or more co-morbidities.

            In other words, you have to be pretty unwell in critical ways to succumb to the virus if you’re vaccinated. As we all should already know.

            I don’t know if the mis-quoting was deliberate or just negligent, but yet again, the right-wing bloggers and floggers never led fact-checking get in the way of a good story!

          • King of Comedy January 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm #

            The same is true of the unvaxxed. All along, as with most diseases, the virus has picked off the low-hanging fruit, the fat, the sick and the old. Life is inherently dangerous but the healthy have little to fear from Covid.

          • ianw January 14, 2022 at 2:29 am #

            The same is true of the unvaxxed. All along, as with most diseases, the virus has picked off the low-hanging fruit, the fat, the sick and the old. Life is inherently dangerous but the healthy have little to fear from Covid.

            That might well be true – at least partially – but the point is that all the nutfudge bloggers (and their acolytes on here, such as the execrable Night Gnat) said it was 75% of everyone, which was simply not true.

            They never retract … they never apologise … it’s like they didn’t say it.

            Anyway – the vast majority of the vaccinated do far better than the unvaxxed, all else being equal. True fact.

          • ianw January 14, 2022 at 3:09 am #

            Rachel “Impending Doom™” Walensky has finally seen the statistics that 75% of the “Covid” deaths in the US occurred in people with four or more co-morbidities.

            This has been shown to be total horseradish – it is 75% of vaccinated people.

            But no withdrawal, no apology, no commitment to do better. You alt-right people are a wonder. A deadset cult, no question.

    • ianw January 10, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

      But I agree that Australia’s Border Force didn’t cover themselves in glory. And Tennis Australia has some ‘splainin’ to do too.

  20. got___truth January 10, 2022 at 10:58 am #

    History rhymes.
    …another Gulf of Tonkin – Archduke Ferdinand moment is rapidly approaching.
    The Dr. Strangeloves need to showcase their latest marvels in the efficient retirement of humans, without disturbing ecology.

    ALL Time and Energy are best spent building out the New, where the population of deer, rabbits, bluebirds, and butterflies represent the majority of biological life.

    GODSPEED!!

    • Blackbird January 10, 2022 at 5:24 pm #

      No plants in the New Republic? Everybody’s a meat-eater, even the butterflies.

    • anmariwakaranai January 10, 2022 at 7:04 pm #

      Yes, we are one hair trigger away from nuclear winter. Are you ready?

  21. mitchellc January 10, 2022 at 11:00 am #

    Jim, you know the reason for Russia, so why the hedging?

    Why pearl – both 1898 and 1941? First time, usa needed coaling station to support newly acquired far east territories taken from Spain. Second, indo oil fields Japan needed to survive.

    Why basra, 11/1914? GB needed to take/protect Persia/Iraq oil fields from ottomans in order to survive. Ditto for Germans in stalingrad (should be read as volga) in 1943.

    Gulf wars 1 &2? And so on, like Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, it’s always about resources, especially oil.

    Flip the script, and instead of being contrary, take a usa first approach: why should only 150m sitting on 1/6 of the earth’s land mass and holding the last great stores of natural resources get to dictate global policies?

    Why not just say fvck’em, like Cortez and Pizarro, like the brits and French in N America, like the usa vs the mexicans and then confederates, then Spain and so on?

    Think how many 3rd world’s could fit in Russia. At least a billion. It’s a net positive all around if the west prevails. That means us as well. 30 more years is all I ask. Russia incorporated into the west would be the greatest accomplishment since ww2 in terms of us economic success.

    • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 11:14 am #

      More like the west incorporated into Russia. We already tried it the other way in the roaring 90’s. Didn’t work out too well for Russia. Hence the current animosities.

      • mitchellc January 10, 2022 at 11:26 am #

        Again, who gives a shit? This site is beginning to show its true colors

        I thought opposition to covid, Vax and mandates was because it was being done to us? What if we had been the ones screwing over our enemies?

        So now the pendulum is finally turning, with the right getting its turn to benefit from global events, and everyone is seemingly opposed?

        Sheesh.

        • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 11:47 am #

          Don’t understand what you’re getting at here.
          OF COURSE “we” (the royal we, as in DC and another associated domestic terror group have been doing it in our names) have been the one’s screwing over our enemies. And that’s not a left/right thing either.

          • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 11:57 am #

            And you’ve got the enemies part wrong as well. Our true enemies are the globalist parasites running all these scams, not the Russians, the Chinese, or whomever else becomes the flavor of the day.

          • Night Owl January 10, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

            Exactly, Dis.

          • benr January 10, 2022 at 4:11 pm #

            @disaffected

            Don’t confuse yourself the Chinese are in fact the enemy of anyone wishing any modicum of self-determination.
            All of it is about global domination as well as taking over anything not bolted down by anyone else.
            Just look at how the fund stuff and then move in a couple thousand Chinese people.
            Look close at Africa and Jamaica for easy to see and understand what I mean.

          • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 5:32 pm #

            Hey benr. Yes, they’re playing the neocolonialist game even better than the Europeans and Americans did before them, aren’t they?

            But for right now at least, there’s no doubt that are primary enemies all operate within the DC beltway, with satellite bases in NYC, London, and Tel Aviv/Jerusalem as well. Those people are the ones who are responsible for the big sell-off in the first place.

          • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 10:02 pm #

            benr,

            Perhaps you’d like Fred’s take on this as well. He’s always entertaining, if nothing else.

            https://thesaker.is/a-faintly-curmudgeonly-analysis-of-the-sino-dimbulbian-clash/

        • got___truth January 10, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

          …..and parasitic divergence is in plain view, with their “non-essential” technological eugenics program in full deployment.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH-uBzARFL4

    • R banjo January 10, 2022 at 11:26 am #

      Mitchellc

      I spent 6 winters in Alaska and there are plenty of Russians and Ukrainians also.

      They don’t interact with the US citizens and they don’t obey any of the “rules” that are from the State of the Alaska.

      Somehow they are exempt and never bothered by the local authorities.

      Never get a permit for any structure that type of thing.

      Also don’t work on the oil rigs. Stay to themselves.

      They also import lots of young Russian women in for mating and becoming citizens and this also is looked over.
      They are nice people and hard workers from what I saw.

      Hardy and very adapted to the weather that is way difficult to endure.

      I believe thats the reason Russia is so scarcely populated.

      Their not like Americans at all. Of course it could of been just where I lived.

      I don’t anyone on here would make it there because of the in-climate weather.

      Alaska is 550,000 square miles with 44,000 miles of shoreline and most if not all of it is inhabitable.

      Its the Wild West in many ways. But not a place for the weak hearted and fair-weather types.

      I am curious how long it will be until American Woman are trying to bait a Russian middle class fella. The “calendar bride” thing. Ha
      R banjo

      • mitchellc January 10, 2022 at 11:36 am #

        Ireland is the model. How many here know that Ireland is booming?

        Why a denuded, windswept shithole that until recently had a population less than in 1850? 3rd world immigration, the same exact policy as in NYC, London, Paris, Frankfurt, etc.

        If you’re from Bangladesh, Brazil, Nigeria, Honduras, et al, you could hardly give a fvck if it’s cold and dreary (our POV). To them, a real apartment with even a menial job is better than a cardboard shack with open sewers.

        Jim is such a great writer, but does he have to be opposed to everything?

        • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 11:50 am #

          Ireland’s “booming” to the degree that it’s become globalist financialized. There are no exceptions to that in the west. I doubt the working class there would share the view that they’re booming.

          • GreenAlba January 10, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

            Ireland’s full of Big Finance and Big Pharma. Attracted there by rock-bottom corporate tax rates.

            When I worked in France in the late 70s, the husband of my English office-mate was a financial analyst working for a medical equipment manufacturer. Even back then, his job was to move profits from the French plant to the Irish head office to avoid tax.

          • Islander January 10, 2022 at 4:01 pm #

            GA

            Yeah, isn’t that why Apply is headquartered in Ireland?

            To avoid paying taxes?

          • GreenAlba January 10, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

            I don’t know who Apply are, islander, but selling themselves to big corporates has been a major policy for half a century. They’ve had their knuckles rapped in the past by the EU, who are all for level playing fields among members. They seem to have found a way of getting away with it.

            My husband has told me often that, when he was growing up in Ireland, it was a third-world country. Now they have fancy restaurants and good roads, but they’re owned.

            Should have included Big Tech, along with Big Pharma and Big Finance.

          • Blackbird January 10, 2022 at 5:09 pm #

            “Apply” – formerly known as “Apple”. Trying to get ahead of the curve on vegetable rights…

          • ianw January 10, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

            My husband has told me often that, when he was growing up in Ireland, it was a third-world country. Now they have fancy restaurants and good roads, but they’re owned.

            • Irish per capita GDP (2021) $82,500

            • USA per capital GDP (2021): $69.375

            I don’t know how evenly spread the income is in either country, but many Irish might be prepared to be “owned” to escape from the Third World.

            On my trips there the place seemed green, fertile, prosperous, full of tourists, and full of life. I think there are hundreds of worse places to call home.

          • GreenAlba January 11, 2022 at 6:28 am #

            A bird in a gilded cage is still in a cage.

          • messianicdruid January 11, 2022 at 8:14 am #

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DvWrFqz6UeQ

          • Islander January 11, 2022 at 7:38 pm #

            Sorry, GA, that was supposed to be
            APPLE!

        • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

          Ireland is doomed. Its globalist leaders are bound and determined to bring in millions of Congolese. I mean how insane is that? All they are care about is looking good to their peers in the EU, and getting ahead of them in replacement game.

          • malthuss January 10, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

            Mitch says ‘Ireland is booming’..No, Ireland is Dooming.

          • BoomerDoomer3 January 10, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

            The Irish should be prepared for a drop in property values. Three Congolese couples bought a home in my neighborhood in Spokane a year or two ago. They park their cars on the front lawn and have not spent even a minute on the maintenance of the lawn. The result is a third-world look in a part of town that on average displays pride of ownership.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

            We have third-worlders who put asphalt where the front lawns used to be, so they can park their leased SUVs where everyone can see them.

            That’s why they get imported in such huge numbers, they keep certain industries afloat after Americans have been forced to cut back on consumption.

          • Blackbird January 10, 2022 at 5:20 pm #

            Ireland has long suffered from low diversity. We are just topping them off with a more natural level of Congolians. This will serve to lift the previous inhabitants of the Emerald Isle out of poverty by creating a new underclass. “I usta be poor, ’til the Africans moved in next door. Now I’m just wretched!” Take the long view folks – it’s all rainbows and unicorns!

        • cbeard January 10, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

          They will eventually turn their new home into Little Bangladesh, Brazil, Nigeria, Honduras, etc. and turn it into a 3rd world shithole too. They should stay home and improve their own shithole.

        • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

          Ireland has sunk to the globalist/transhumanism tyranny.

          • ianw January 10, 2022 at 11:47 pm #

            In 2021 they are second in the world in per capita GDP – the sort of sinkhole that a lot of people might welcome!

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2022 at 11:38 am #

        how will the hearty alaskans fare without the constant influx of tech goodies and every other kind of goody shipped in. How hearty are they really? are they ready to heat their homes with wood?

        • JTinMD January 10, 2022 at 11:55 am #

          Heating your home with wood is a great way to improve/maintain your mental health, that is, if you take a major role in the process. Think about it.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2022 at 11:57 am #

            yes. but thinking about it without a chainsaw… that’s something different

            i would pray i’d never lose my chainsaw

          • spaingaroo January 10, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

            yes, sort of, although if one doesn’t stay in shape, getting six tonnes of wood in is rather tiring to say the least. Here they say, the wood fire heats you twice. (once being the work involved)

        • messianicdruid January 10, 2022 at 8:35 pm #

          Marty the mountain man flys around in a J3 Cub.

          • R banjo January 11, 2022 at 12:58 am #

            You mean Marty Raney? He is a friend of mine from AK.
            Interesting fella.
            Homestead Rescue guy him and his family.
            Mr Alaska for sure..just saying…

          • messianicdruid January 11, 2022 at 8:11 am #

            No, Meierotto. He runs traps for a TV series. Martins for 200 bucks a piece.

    • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

      Mitchell, the problem with that strategy is Russia would put “Joe Biden” down like a mad dog. They’re not in the 1990s anymore and unfortunately, neither are we. It’s going to be a long shot for the globalists to centralize control of a resource-depleted world moving forward.

    • rainmaker January 10, 2022 at 4:05 pm #

      Mitch, are you worried about BAU ending? Should the globalist machine be allowed to stripmine Russia to keep BAU running? You ask for 30 more years, so you can live out your life in comfort, the future generations be damned?

      • ianw January 10, 2022 at 11:50 pm #

        Should the globalist machine be allowed to stripmine Russia to keep BAU running?

        This is feverish nonsense – Russia has defeated everyone who’s tried to set foot in the place since Genghis Khan … western globalist’s don’t get a say in how and by whom its natural resources are exploited.

        • JTinMD January 11, 2022 at 9:48 am #

          Did they defeat the Cossacks? Not checking first — just winging it. I think the Cossacks ruled the roost in the south for a long time.

      • Paula D January 11, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

        It’s difficult to know what the hell Mitch is talking about, but it appears that he identifies with his ruling overlords so much that he supports their attempt to take over Russia.
        He thinks they are going to share the spoils with him? Ha!
        He thinks that good Americans should support the 1% who are screwing them with a red, white and blue pole? (h/t George Carlin).
        I don’t care where they were born, and neither do they. They have no allegiance to the USA, the actual land they are selling off, or its Constitution, or its people, so I have no allegiance to them.
        Why should slaves love and identify with their owners? That would be stupid.
        If Americans want to be actual patriotic Americans, they should rebel and revolt against their current rulers, not wave the flag and cheer as the idiots in charge try to start another war.

  22. Islander January 10, 2022 at 11:04 am #

    Another Jim Gem:
    “The Party-of-Chaos (the one headed by the ectoplasmic “Joe Biden”) does not want to let go of Covid-19, its Swiss army knife of destruction. ”

    Good one!

    Do take a gander at The Saker’s analysis of the Kaz situation, which actually takes in Ukraine:

    http://thesaker.is/who-lost-kazakhstan-and-to-whom/

    As for “Russia . . . does not want NATO lodging missiles, troops, and Gawd-knows-what-all else right on its border,” perhaps this should read:

    “Russia **will not tolerate** NATO lodging missiles, troops, and Gawd-knows-what-all else right on its border.”

    If the DC hawks have any common sense, they will use the parlaying opportunity offered to them to accept some canny face-saving maneuver to smarten up in the Ukraine. There is speculation as to what kind of intel the Russians might have to use as a carrot/stick combo to make an offer the Americans can’t refuse.

    • Islander January 10, 2022 at 4:15 pm #

      “There is speculation as to what kind of intel the Russians might have”

      That is intended to mean:

      There is speculation as to what kind of intel the Russians might have in their possession, which they can use. . . “

      • hilton33 January 10, 2022 at 6:45 pm #

        We know they have Hunter’s laptop.

      • Paula D January 10, 2022 at 7:38 pm #

        They moved in fast enough to capture any US handlers of the terrorists. Those interviews should be illuminating.

    • anmariwakaranai January 10, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

      Chaos by design. You think Kaz or the Ukie sitch is just stupidity? Come on!

      If Saint Claus and company can keep the whole world leapin and a hoppin till….husha, husha, they all, fall, down. Maybe they have some radiation amelioration trick we don’t yet know. I wouldn’t doubt it.

      They will not win and Russia is not the enemy. Kaz has shtloads of oil too right as well as the rare earths. Everybody wants that. Ride Ukraine to Kaz-effect? Eye on China. The Kaz leader worked there is fluent smart guy.

  23. DanandMary January 10, 2022 at 11:04 am #

    Poor Bob Saget. Imagine what could’ve happened if he WASN’T Vaxed & boosted!?

    • Night Owl January 10, 2022 at 11:16 am #

      His death would have been much more fatal, no doubt.

      • Cactus Girl January 10, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

        @Night Owl: BWA HA HA HA HA!

      • spaingaroo January 10, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

        possibly even permanent

  24. thirdcoastlegend January 10, 2022 at 11:45 am #

    The Zman has a super depressing column up explaining how Westerners merely exist at the behest of the custodial state:

    https://www.takimag.com/article/prisoners-of-the-new-order/

    No more freedom, ever.

  25. mitchellc January 10, 2022 at 11:54 am #

    For a site that is reputed to be the smart set, why does anyone think the Russian gambit will risk nukes?

    After all, the entire point of covid (population reduction & control), combined with accessing the last great stores is to egineer a gentle, glide path reset to *avoid* a free for all nuke exchange.

    No, Russia will be taken down just like the west. Has nobody learned anything from the post war period? I suggest going back and reviewing the history, including brown in 1954, immigration 1965, roe 1973, prop 187 (overturned) 1999, etc

    Control the media, control the population, control the narrative, recast history, culture and institutions as on a fresh canvas.

    So many believed the USA had some kind of intrinsic fortitude, but it was pure BS. Same as those plucky Brits and all the other ww1 belligerents – just mere putty and playthings to the elite.

    Let’s watch how Russia undergoes the same psychological warfare. The key are teens and 20s, appealing to the promises of modernity, wealth and freedom.

    Because if Russia can handle 1b new immigrants, how many people will get rich in real estate?

    • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

      Could be. On the other hand, Russia already underwent their moment of crisis over a century ago, and then again during the 1990’s. Stood tall and weathered the storm both times. This suggests that their traditional culture, built up over MANY centuries, is a little bit more resilient than ours, built on little more than greed and avarice over the course of only TWO centuries, just might not suffer the same outcome this time.

    • thirdcoastlegend January 10, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

      Russia will stand fast until Putin retires or passes away.

      Like him or not Vlad is a once in a lifetime character in terms of his ability to play a lousy hand masterfully over many years.

      His successor will be far less formidable and allow plenty of seams where the empire of chaos will penetrate…

      • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

        Yes. That remains my worry as well. But you never know… the empire of chaos might itself be history by then as well.

      • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

        Putin believes in a type of Soviet Civic Nationalism. The actual Russian people are nothing special, just one of many. Thus he hated White Nationalists or actual Russian Patriots. And they hate him.

        There are millions of Muslim in the Moscow area alone. Warrior peoples like the Chechens. It’s a recipe for disaster. Russia is on a death watch unless the next one is an actual Russian patriot. Russian and Soviet are two very different things.

      • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

        Russia might be the place to be in the near future. They have low population density, pretty much no debt, lots of fossil fuels, resource rich, agriculture, a Russia-first leader, and the ability to defend themselves.

        • JTinMD January 10, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

          Whoa, big horse! Don’t drink that koolaid too fast, Dmitry!

          • TaxDonkey January 10, 2022 at 9:14 pm #

            Am I wrong about any of that? I forgot to add, less of an anti-Christian movement.

            I did actually read a couple of Orlov’s books and really liked them but that was years ago. The few things I’ve seen from him lately is he hates the west which is a turn off

          • JTinMD January 11, 2022 at 9:57 am #

            TD,

            Not saying you’re wrong, but I think you’re observing at very low resolution. A bit more caution is advised. When the SHTF, a recent emigre from the West will be pretty low on the totem pole. Lots more to consider.

        • ianw January 10, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

          Russia might be the place to be in the near future.

          I’ve been to St Petersburg for a whole two days.

          The Tsarist Palaces are impressive (in a Trumpian gold-and-glass dictator-chic way). but the rest of the city was dull, grey, and lifeless – so were the people who resentfully served us awful food and even worse coffee. No thanks.

          • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 5:22 pm #

            So you’re a globe trotting jet setter, then? The plot thickens. No wonder they were surly to your privileged ass.

          • anmariwakaranai January 10, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

            But Moscow’s da bomb.

          • ianw January 10, 2022 at 7:18 pm #

            No wonder they were surly to your privileged ass.

            It certainly looked that way! And I’d be surly too, if my life looked like being a low-wage waiter in a dump of a cafeteria.

          • GreenAlba January 11, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

            Empathetic self-declared hippy-lefty friend of humanity does it again …

            How he patronised the Aboriginal people doesn’t bear thinking about. He’s worse than Bono.

          • GreenAlba January 11, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

            “And I’d be surly too, if my life looked like being a low-wage waiter in a dump of a cafeteria.”

            It would be honourable, compared to what you do now.

        • JohnAZ January 10, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

          Ta donkey

          Add on

          A European culture, lots of white people, and a vast area that will become arable with the warming of the northern hemisphere. Russia will become the new breadbasket as the USA and China turn into deserts.

          Russia should be on the list of long term planning expats.

          • JohnAZ January 10, 2022 at 3:14 pm #

            In the meantime, Canada will be enjoying a Renaissance.

          • Blackbird January 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

            You’re talking really long-term planning. Without extensive inputs of fossil fuels, it will take hundreds of years to turn the taiga of Russia and Canada into farmland. Poor soil, drainage issues.

            But of course the Great Reset will save us – errr, not us but our masters – from “global warming”. So maybe Russia and Canada stay cold and covered in conifers.

      • BackRowHeckler January 10, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

        I don’t know Legend, Russians thought Ivan the Terrible was irreplaceable, then Peter the Great came along.

      • Blackbird January 10, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

        Unless we kill him, Putin will be around until at least 2036. I expect the reset button will have been completely pushed by then.

    • Islander January 10, 2022 at 4:21 pm #

      Mitch, what in the world are you talking about?

      This comment is kind of incoherent.

      Do you know any Russians? I mean, in Russia?

      Russian society is very different from American, their values are very different, and that includes teens and twenties.

      For starters, they actually learn something in their schools.

      Plus, they are patriotic. They understand very well the sacrifices their grandparents and great-grandparents made to save their country in the Great Patriotic War.

      1 billion new immigrants? From where?

      The only potential danger I see in the Russia-China compact is the imbalance in territory and population.

      But the Russian Far East is not for the faint of heart.

      • anmariwakaranai January 10, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

        Mitch wants to join the elites for the world wide killov. Like he says, all he wants is 30 more years. Read f the rest. At least he’s honest.

        • GreenAlba January 10, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

          I wouldn’t take 30 years as an elite psychopath, even if it meant I got to be 40 again. 🙂

      • Anthea January 10, 2022 at 5:59 pm #

        I find almost everythoing Mitch contributes to be incoherent.

        • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 9:29 pm #

          I find nearly all of it to be condescending and not at all novel.

        • Islander January 11, 2022 at 7:41 pm #

          Kind of stream of consciousness, but who/what is he channeling????

          • MaryQueen January 11, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

            A smug asshole?

        • ianw January 12, 2022 at 2:30 am #

          I find almost everything Mitch contributes to be incoherent.

          I don’t at all – he’s an unreconstructed white supremacist | white nationalist, and makes no apology for it.

          I expect he wears a white sheet and a white hood on weekends with his Confederate buddies.

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  28. Trean January 10, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

    The Biden regime may well want war.
    Unfortunately for them and the rest of us Russia isn’t Iraq and Putin isn’t Saddam.
    We had months of unencumbered and unhindered time to build up our forces and over 40 days of pretty much unopposed air strikes before we invaded.
    Russia isn’t limited to 60s era Scuds with a 400 mile range. Its conventional surface to surface missiles and cruise can hit anywhere in Europe.
    Nor will airstrikes be easy. The Russians long ago concluded that they could not build and maintain an airforce to compete with NATO. The expense would ruin them.
    Instead they have stacked anti air defense systems , most of which are highly mobile.
    The S500 has a known range of 600km and we know is effective even again most stealth aircraft and they have them in quantity . From there theybhave the S400, S300 and BuK batteries. Then they have the close in missile system, who’s name I forget, that Syria used to down many of our cruise missiles.
    It’ll certainly be no picnic. But then we have Putins reactions to consider.
    If I were him my first act if NATO attacked would be to turn off the gas and oil and target every refinery and storage depot in Western Europe along with power stations and sub stations. Unlike Russia, Europe has virtually zero anti air defenses, particularly at key sites. Something I’m sure the Russians have noted.
    After that I’d target oil and gas wells across Europe and the Middle East.
    Putin is all too aware that his forces cannot beat us in a conventional ground war. However we need fuel to wage one and he can ensure we have to ship literally everything in. In a modern conflict your logistics and supply will ensure either a victory or defeat.
    Of course as we ship stuff across the Atlantic Russian subs will I’m sure allow us unencumbered access….
    This brings us to the strategic importance of Ukraine. Not only is it quite rich in minerals and ores, it did used to supply 80 percent of the USSRs steel, but its terrain is an armored commanders dream with few choke points or significant obstacles to slow up an invading force. Which incidentally is one of the reasons why our war hawks would like to have it and why the Russians don’t want us to have it.
    In all it has all the ingredients for a giant shit sandwich for the west.
    It also assumes that China will not take the opportunity to flex its forces simultaneously.
    Looks like 2022 could get really interesting…….

    • thejackasswisperer January 10, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

      You have it exactly. The F-35, vaunted in the west as the ultimate stealth fighter, with all sorts of interconnects and data capabilities, actually cant get out of its own way. The S-400 and the up and coming S-500 will make mincemeat of them.

      • benr January 11, 2022 at 11:17 am #

        Actually, the f-35 with the vertical tack off module(marines) is ponderous and slow without it the plane is pretty damn impressive.

    • lateStarter January 10, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

      I don’t think there is any need to blow anything up in Europe. Turning the electricity on and off for weeks at a time would do the trick. Most of Europe (except for Poland) would be happy to do business with Russia. Even Poland suffers under sanctions since they can’t sell apples to Russia. Unfortunately, the US doesn’t want the EU doing business with Russia. So here we are.

      The pipelines are already laid. It just makes sense for the EU to have better relations with Russia. It would probably work if it were not for the meddling of the US. Maybe the US just sees it all slipping away and has decide to go all in while it still imagines it has a chance?

      • JTinMD January 10, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

        Maybe the US just sees it all slipping away and has decide to go all in while it still imagines it has a chance?

        Assuming the term, US, is a patriotic euphemism for CIA, what’s in it for the owners of the global deep state? Since they always win, what’s their angle? It doesn’t pencil out, as they say. But the whole thing truly seems orchestrated. Oceania, hear the call! To arms!

        • TaxDonkey January 13, 2022 at 12:16 am #

          I wonder that also. Why commit suicide by attacking Russia? Why destroy the goose that lays the golden egg by accelerating the collapse of Western civilization? Why indiscriminately kill or maim engineers, architects and all kinds of professionals with the shot? You psychos are going to need all these vaccine-injured professionals for your technological wet dream.

    • Blackbird January 10, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

      A war would certainly improve the Big Guy’s approval rating. Nothing we peace-loving Americans love more than war. USA!! USA!! USA!!

      Putin is playing chess, while we play grab-ass. No war, just rumors of war and demonization of Russia. To distract us from the “reset”.

      • TaxDonkey January 13, 2022 at 12:18 am #

        The Big Guy is going down in history as one of the most tragic and pathetic figures of this era.

    • Hereward the Woke January 10, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

      I’m rather looking forward to those much vaunted but highly vulnerable US carrier groups hitting the Black Sea. They need some artificial coral reefs down there.

      • Blackbird January 10, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

        Nobody needs artificial reefs. They are a racket for county and state governments to get federal grant funding. This gets good press which translates into votes for politicians in areas where fishing and diving are important to the economy, providing job security for the bureaucrats that serve them.

        (I know of one county that used to load ships with petroleum-based explosives to create those huge Hollywood fire-clouds that we demand every time something made of metal is smashed. Until one scuttling where the camera crews caught the thousands of fish that rose to the surface following the blast. Oops! How’s that for “management” of environmental “resources”?)

        They are sold as environmental restoration/enhancement, but actually accelerate the slaughter of predatory fish (economically and environmentally important species such as the snapper-grouper complex). Artificial reefs lure these fish them from nearby natural reefs and concentre them on the much smaller, isolated artificial reefs (at 5x to 10x the density of natural reefs) where prey species are also concentrated. The fishermen go where the fish are. The fishermen go to the artificial reefs.

        On the other hand, the anoxic depths of the Black Sea will preserve those shipwrecks for a long time – unfortunately, beyond recreational diving depths.

  29. thejackasswisperer January 10, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

    There are actually two other invasions of Russia by the west:
    In 1708, the Swedes attempted to invade and got their asses handed to them
    In 1918, the US and British invaded near Archangel, lasted a few months before the Reds drove them out.

    So add two more failures by the west to subdue the Russians.

    • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

      The Teutonic Knight were defeated on the Ice by Alexander Nevsky. An invasion cut very short indeed.

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

    • mitchellc January 10, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

      The anti USA forces are out in numbers today.

      Does anyone really think that conventional air power – whether ground (air force) or naval (carrier) – is meant for peer adversaries?

      I think I’m beginning to lose a bit of faith in this site. Those platforms are purely mic programs developed solely for regional control. Even the janitor knows every tier 1 power is armed with missles that can take out any target as they see fit.

      Let’s get back to the real issue at hand: negativity. Opposition to covid was because we were the ones getting screwed. We would have been cheering on camps for weirdos, blacks and whoever else chapped our hide.

      So now focus is shifting back to our traditional western strengths (dating back to greece), which is cultural unity, aggressive expansion, and economic enrichment at the expense of losers.

      If you’re both anti covid and anti western expansion, I’d suggest the problem is you, not the project.

      • JTinMD January 10, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

        We would have been cheering on camps for weirdos, blacks and whoever else chapped our hide.

        Speak for yourself, bunky!

        The USA is an idea, and a pretty good one, that’s been twisted, beaten, used and abused by many generations of fools and criminals and their sycophants. Few cfners are anti-USA, as you suggest, but most are anti fools, criminals and their sycophants. So there!

        • messianicdruid January 10, 2022 at 9:08 pm #

          America will survive the United States.

          America is the idea, the US is [ has become ] the corporation opposed to it on every front.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2022 at 3:03 pm #

        what are we, in the bush war room circa 2002?

        “western expansion” is dead as dead can be dead

        the mojo for nation-state global politics is on the way out.

        the 20th century is over already. will there be major geopolitical actions to come? maybe a few. i don’t see anything that major. the energy for it is winding down in more ways than one.

        nuclear missiles, biological warfare scare me the most.

        but major nation-state take-downs. i’ll believe it when i see it, i guess. i’m team wimper, not bang.

        the flashy us vs them headlines of old— maybe only nostalgia. nostalgia for the 20th century turns me off

        • TaxDonkey January 13, 2022 at 12:25 am #

          It’s globalists versus humanity. Then when everything falls apart on us, it will devolve in warring factions from neighboring communities.

      • Islander January 10, 2022 at 4:30 pm #

        “Let’s get back to the real issue at hand: negativity.”

        Another pearl of nonsense.

        Another “flyover commenter.”

        • messianicdruid January 10, 2022 at 9:11 pm #

          Are you quoting Hillary?

      • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 9:33 pm #

        Speak for yourself. What utter rubbish.

  30. Jarek January 10, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

    The ultimate cat meme is a covid cat meme.

    https://www.barnhardt.biz/2022/01/09/the-court-of-memelot/

    • spaingaroo January 10, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

      I love her site really, and her signature block text, which our host probably wouldn’t like me to repeat here.
      But you’ll probably not miss it if you check her blog out.

    • JTinMD January 10, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

      Thanks for the laughs, Yo! I love cats, but that’s a bullseye. Also, the “sand carrier” was delicious! 😉

    • anmariwakaranai January 10, 2022 at 6:05 pm #

      Big ups Jar. Hey question. Eclesia is Mary, right? I lay down a twenty every once in awhile for Our Ladys Intentions, Which to my mind is a prayer for the church, but this new young buck, a convert never posts it in the bulletin. He might be saying the mass unannounced or giving it away to another priest but I’ve never seen this before. He does post all my other masses for the dead etc. Does he think it’s idolatry? I dunno. Thoughts?

      • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

        Hatred of Mary is a sure sign of a disordered formation. Or even indifference…..

        I don’t love her as I should. Maybe it’s all the bad statuary and the maudlin’ teachings. The Poles have her wearing armor for battle.

        • anmariwakaranai January 10, 2022 at 6:39 pm #

          He doesn’t hate her. On New Years eve he talked about how she was no naive, saying to Gabrielle , ‘How can it be, for I have never known a man..’.. and lots more.

          I think he said his dad was a United minister. He’s pretty intellectual. Me, I kinda liked the 100 year old priest we had, mostly never gave a sermon.., 2 young guys on either side of him the whole time in case he did a header. But the confessional? Forgetaboutit, he woyld say What? Till you were yelling. So everybody in line knew Everything! Lol

          • anmariwakaranai January 10, 2022 at 6:51 pm #

            Did you do your 3 kings on the doors thing? 20+C+M+B+22 …

          • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

            Got an image?

            We used to make a tree pattern out of Christmas cards.

            St Boniface chopped down the sacred Tree of the Germans, and now every German seminarian gets his own Christmas Tree in his room according to Bishop Sean O’Malley who was a seminarian there. As Horace said, you can drive Nature out with a pitchfork, but she will return.

            What is worse than the Christian sects who refuse to honor paganism? They hardly celebrate Christmas at all!

          • messianicdruid January 11, 2022 at 8:00 am #

            Pagans have always sacrificed their children.

    • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 6:06 pm #

      Their faces aren’t very mobile, yet they are amazingly expressive – and let’s face it, often very negative and angry. They feel they deserve better….

  31. Jarek January 10, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

    Called to Dan Bongino:

    Why is Sotor-Mayor focusing on policy and not legality?

    • Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

      Nobody told her what the court’s job is?

      Seriously, don’t they have some kind of orientation for those people?

    • sstumpff January 10, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

      Because she knows one way to abridge a constitutional right is a “compelling state interest.” She thinks she has one in the dangers of Covid-19. I think she’s mistaken on the facts.

  32. Gonga Din January 10, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

    If you want a reality filter about Ukraine, the virus, or anything else happening in the good ‘ol U.S.A, just look for the bezzle.

  33. Prospero January 10, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

    Last night, I watched a two and a half hour documentary on Jonestown. Apparently, Jonestown had only enough resources to provide for the needs of around 500 residents. Once the Jonestown population reached 1000, there were major shortages of food and other necessities. Cult leader Jim Jones soon introduced a drastic population reduction plan. Is it possible that we are now seeing the same population reduction scheme happening on a global scale?

    “White Night! White Night! Bring all of the children to the front of the pavilion to receive the first doses from the vat! Next, bring up all of the elderly! Everyone else must quickly follow! Hurry, my children, hurry! We must all be vaccinated!”

    • Paula D January 10, 2022 at 3:01 pm #

      They lie. They have always lied.
      Jonestown was a CIA mind control experiment.
      https://ratical.org/ratville/JFK/JohnJudge/Jonestown.html

      • Kielanders January 10, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

        . . . looks like the data gathered from that experiment was a smashing success.

      • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

        Yep. CIA psyops per usual. Ain’t it always the way?

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    Beware of ANYONE bearing gifts…However;

    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGmtNfsJJCjBCVpnRTJxpKlfbCT

    The link is one to a daily briefing, free and emailed on weekdays. The “Forward Observer” calls the short, one page briefing the daily “Situational Awareness”. Five short paragraphs, unusually succinct, describing daily events that are not usually well -covered by the media.

    It is formatted as a daily commander’s briefing. I give more credence to this site than most others…it seems bereft of opinion and the usual political guile.

    I look forward to reading it every AM.

    • spaingaroo January 10, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

      @elysianfield that’s a link to your email inbox. (your own personal gmail account. Lucky for you we can’t access it)
      The email probably has a link in it to view as a web page. You could send us that link.

    • Islander January 10, 2022 at 4:38 pm #

      I’d be curious about Forward Observer, but looks like you have to give a piece of your brain to Google in order to access.

    • SpeedyBB January 14, 2022 at 12:21 am #

      “The conversation that you requested could not be loaded.” Hmm, I wonder why.

  35. Jarek January 10, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/08/end-mass-jabs-and-live-with-covid-says-ex-head-of-vaccine-taskforce

    It’s an Endemic now, like the flu. Like the flu? It is the flu.

    • TaxDonkey January 13, 2022 at 12:29 am #

      does this mean the wheels are coming off the covid clowncar?

  36. got___truth January 10, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

    “White House worried Iran is plotting assassination attempts against Trump administration officials.”
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/white-house-worried-iran-is-plotting-assassination-attempts-against-trump-administration-officials

    Translation: Please join the 1.7 million unvetted illegal immigrants in crossing the southern border, and assassinate the deplorable political opposition.

    Everything we see is a shadow cast by that which we don’t see.

  37. Paula D January 10, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

    Interesting. I asked my husband what the NPR propaganda was today, and he said that the US and Russia were going to talk about Ukraine.
    I follow Alexander Mercouris, so I told him, No, Russia has already said they are not going to talk about Ukraine. Ukraine is America’s problem. Russia says that Ukraine needs to comply with the Minsk Agreement, which they are not a part of.
    But the spin from the NY Times is the same? I guess that makes it official.
    US assholes are going to provoke Russia about Ukraine, refuse to discuss Russia’s concerns about NATO on their borders, and will probably also have the nerve to tell Russia that “peaceful protesters” in Kazakhstan should be allowed to continue beheading police and burning hospitals.
    The US has no intention of helping Ukraine. It’s been 7 years since they overthrew the elected government and put in their Nazis, and Ukraine is a basketcase. The only thing the US does for them is arm them and train their military to attack Donbass.
    Speaking of the US taking care of their subjects, I keep getting ads telling me how Afghanis are suffering, now that their benevolent occupiers are gone. I’m pretty sure they were suffering before, what with their weddings and funerals prone to be blown up by Hellfire missiles, but, you know…….the charity wants my money, and a reason to worm their way back in, to ”help”.

    • got___truth January 10, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

      “I am from the U.S. State Department, and I am here to help.”
      LOL.

      • got___truth January 10, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

        ….just look at OUR startling sustaining successes achieved in Afghanistan, Libya, and Iraq.
        Nearly as impressive as OUR governance of Deep Blue cities, and our mastery of energy policy.

        …and Joe Biden has succeeded in making Jimmy Carter great again.

        Remarkable.

        • spaingaroo January 10, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

          yes, it is an impressive achievement. How can one fuck up that continuously and still get paid. For decades.

          • Blackbird January 10, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

            Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq; Detroit, Chicago, Portland – all according to plan. Chaos, our Number 1 foreign and domestic policy. Smash everything, then sweep up the pieces.

    • mitchellc January 10, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

      You’re complaining about the obvious, the exact same types of policies that built Greece, Rome, Europe and USA.

      In case no one ever explained it to you, you are a direct beneficiary of actions taken hundreds of years ago. Your nice house with a yard, your car in the driveway, fresh food minutes away. And now you get all preachy?

      Does no ever consider the absolute chutzpah of Columbus, cortes, pizzaro and every other colonial who showed up, surveilled the vast landscape, and said these immortal words “All this shit is now ours. Hey you over there, get cracking, that gold isn’t going to mine itself”.

      This is reality, not some kind of pageant of the kind and good hearted. What did Russians do to deserve their resources? Migrated from somewhere and posted up. That’s it.

      My dad said he knew the cold war was a complete lie when they got hold of a MiG electronics package from a Soviet defector. It still had tubes because it was captured from the germans dating from ww2!

      Putin is holding them together under the guise of nationalism, but it’s a very weak encentive compared to money. Money to afford nice things, travel, be comfortable.

      The west showed how easy it was to corrupt so called morality. Every single place experiencing rapid population growth, whether US, England, France, germany, is producing millions of (paper) real estate millionaires.

      It’s an easy game that works every time it’s tried.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

        get off my lawn and read atlas shrugged already

        – mitchellc

        • Blackbird January 10, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

          You read the whole book? I couldn’t get through the first chapter of cardboard characters. Didn’t need to read any further to get the message: “Greed is good!”

          • JTinMD January 11, 2022 at 10:08 am #

            Hear! Hear!

            Like I said months ago, BB, a tedious “novel.” And her Objectivism is a toy philosophy. A boring waste of time and money.

        • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 9:43 pm #

          LMAO!

      • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 5:17 pm #

        It’s an easy game that works every time it’s tried.

        Projection from a US-centric point of view. It’s true quite often, yes; but once again, Russia’s already been down this road once before recently, so there’s no predicting how it will turn out this time. Not to mention they’re doing pretty damn well as we speak, according to most reliable sources.

    • BackRowHeckler January 10, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

      What’s the point of pushing NATO right up to Russia’s borders, which seems to me nothing more than a provocation, and a dangerous one? Ukraine is part of historical Russia, indeed, the Russian Nation originated in Kiev. Putin will never allow western troops in Ukraine, or NATO to take a foothold there. Keep on poking the Bear, we will see how woke, long haired, drug addled homosexual, tyranny and lady troops from the Netherlands and Luxembourg perform on the Eurasian steppes against tough Russian infantry and armor.

      • Blackbird January 10, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

        Looks to me more like the Plutocrats are attempting to immiserate western Europe while pretending to try to castrate Russia. Seems they are succeeding with the first. As for Russia, it appears Putin (can serve, if re-elected, until 2036) will probably outlast the US and our puppets (scheduled for extinction by 2030 at the latest).

        Instead of destroying Russia, the actions of our plutocrats are encouraging closer cooperation between Russia and China, the successor hegemon. We will all be playing under China’s highly efficient Communo-Capitalist rules soon enough – once the educated, affluent citizens of the west have been crushed.

        • Paula D January 10, 2022 at 7:48 pm #

          Agree, Blackbird. Keep Germany down, the US in and Russia out, as Lord Ishmay said.
          The US seems to think that they can start another war Over There, and come out on top like the last two times.
          I’m pretty sure Putin already gave notice that Homey wasn’t gonna play that game this time.
          I seem to recall him saying that they would take it to the source next time.

        • TaxDonkey January 13, 2022 at 12:39 am #

          “Joe Biden” is completely screwing up Brzezinski’s Grand chessboard strategy. Russian and China are not supposed to align. When you have 3 real superpowers, you don’t want to be the odd-man out but that’s exactly what they’ve accomplished. Incompetence of the globalists? Or undue influence of the ccp on US policy?

  38. Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

    Georgia’s No 1 tennis player, Nikoloz Basilashvili, quits match in Australian open due to breathing difficulties.

    https://twitter.com/TheNo1Waffler/status/1480266664067444740?s=20

    I hope they hang every single person who supports this madness.
    That includes weenie lying trolls.

    • ianw January 10, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

      Georgia’s No 1 tennis player, Nikoloz Basilashvili, quits match in Australian open due to breathing difficulties.

      Fake News. And old news.

      It’s interesting how misinformation gets spouted and then spreads. Nobody does any checking – if it’s on twitter they just copy it.

      It wasn’t the Australian Open – it doesn’t start until Monday 17 January. It was an ATP event in Sydney, last Wednesday. It’s amazing how many entries on the search engine make the same error.

      Then people double down and conclude (with absolutely no evidence) that it was caused by the Covid-19 vaccination.

      • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 9:45 pm #

        Why does it matter where it was?

        LOL. What a muppet.

        • ianw January 11, 2022 at 12:08 am #

          It matters because 90% of the breathless “stories” from weird websites posted as here as “facts” are erroneous in some material way. But people just love to regurgitate them willy-nilly.

          That’s why it matters to fact-check.

          • TaxDonkey January 13, 2022 at 12:41 am #

            Fact check this

            https://airtable.com/shrbaT4x8LG8EbvVG/tbl7xKsSUIOPAa7Mx

          • ianw January 13, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

            Fact check this

            I never ever open a link unless I know what it is, the poster has described what it contains, and has also offered reasons why I should look at it.

            I value my time a lot.

    • TaxDonkey January 13, 2022 at 12:40 am #

      wow, he should be on this must see info list

      https://airtable.com/shrbaT4x8LG8EbvVG/tbl7xKsSUIOPAa7Mx

  39. Roundball Shaman January 10, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

    “Omicron is sweeping the country…”

    Is Omicron a new kind of electric SUV? Is it a new dance craze? Is it a newly discovered subatomic particle? Omi god. So many new things to keep track of…

    ‘What color Omicron did you buy? Silver? COOL!’

    ‘Man I’m tired. My date and I did the Omicron all night long.’

    ‘Scientists as CERN have announced the discovery of a new particle called the Omicron. It’s like a proton except that it is does not need an Observer to collapse the Wave Function. It decides what to do all on it’s own and tells everyone who looks at it that they better damned well like it that way or it will get mad.

    “The Party-of-Chaos… does not want to let go of Covid-19…”

    ‘Let’s see, fellow Democrats. Do we have a positive vision for America? No. Do we have a competent slate of candidates to offer the Nation that will honor their role as good Public Servants? No. Are we honoring the tradition of the great Democrats of the past? No. So, what DO we have?

    ‘A so-called Virus.’

    ‘SOUND GOOD! LET’S GO WITH THAT! Get the Branding Department to freshen it up a bit!’

    “And, by the way, does the USA need another faraway failed state to support?”

    You mean like California and Illinois and New York and Oregon and Washington State? Aren’t those enough?

    “… all-causes deaths in working age Americans between 18 and 64 were up 40 percent in the third quarter of 2021 and keeping the same pace in the fourth quarter… What’s killing these people?”

    The terminal stupidity of following Science-For-Fun-and-Profit and the clown voices of death that spew endlessly from State Corporation Media. And yes, it’s damn sad for them and their families. A World tragedy beyond measure. May God have mercy on their souls.

    • spaingaroo January 10, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

      appreciate your comment RS
      Have you got a blog yourself?

      • Roundball Shaman January 10, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

        Can’t afford a blog of my own.

        I have this bad habit of buying groceries every week. That just about does me in.

        • malthuss January 10, 2022 at 4:58 pm #

          wordpress is free.

          • ianw January 10, 2022 at 5:56 pm #

            But designing, running, and publishing it via a domain isn’t free. And it takes lots of your time.

    • Kielanders January 10, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

      “Is Omicron a new kind of electric SUV? Is it a new dance craze? Is it a newly discovered subatomic particle? Omi god. So many new things to keep track of…”

      It’s imaginary, just like the Theory of Gravity.

  40. Htruth January 10, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

    Doctor Malone is pushing a new vaccine: https://americanyellowvest.wpcomstaging.com/2022/01/06/a-new-vaccine-brought-to-you-by-robert-malone/

    • Kielanders January 10, 2022 at 3:27 pm #

      Would you feel inclined to say ‘no’ when your employer is the DoD?

      • Blackbird January 10, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

        A great recipe for bad decisions.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

      He’s telling people about a product in development. A lot of people would like a vaccine, a real one, that would keep the people at high risk from covid from having to worry so much.

    • TaxDonkey January 13, 2022 at 12:43 am #

      Can you say bad timing?

  41. Kielanders January 10, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

    “(We are a different country now, as anyone tuned into the Turner Classics Movie channel can discover.) ”

    For a second I thought you referenced ‘The Turner Diaries’ – either one works when you think about it.

  42. mitchellc January 10, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

    There’s no reason to pay any attention to covid trolls. That durn ship has already sailed. Recall how fast fads fade. Pets rocks to muh Russia to covid; off the news cycle almost overnight.

    Jim and others point out covid is necessary for mail in ballots, but I think that perspective should be reconsidered. That is, it was implemented because it was critical to get Trump *out*, not to get Biden in.

    If the Russian gambit takes center stage, guess who are the biggest supporters? If we return to normal in person voting, so what when congress naturally swaps over to the Rs.

    Two years of “America, love it or leave it” will dictate the 2024 presidential election. If Trump has well and truly worn out his welcome, then we’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming with a talk tough R.

    Covid had us agitated because for once we got to play the part of the “indians”. That’s a shitty experience, one quite unfamiliar to westerners.

    Once we’re back to kicking ass and taking names, it should be good times for at least a few more years.

    Never forget the end game, which is less people consuming less per capita. Russia is critical to providing the necessary resources to posdibly pull off a gentle glide down, rather than directly augering in.

    • lateStarter January 10, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

      Disgusting but possibly true. I can picture the neocons having gamed it out for the win in their fantasies.

      Who would those necessary resources be for? The general american public? Just more serfs.

    • Night Owl January 10, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

      Another Cargill troll handle tries its luck, using the exact same arguments, written in a slightly different style.

      You are mentally ill.

      • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 9:47 pm #

        Seriously.

    • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

      “this is mitchellc, signing off from my ham-radio-filled war-room in the garage of my two-story on a cul-de-sac in wooster, mass.
      rrrraaaawwr. pow-mia.”

      • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 9:47 pm #

        Hahahahaha!

    • Islander January 10, 2022 at 9:21 pm #

      “Russia is critical to providing the necessary resources ”

      Jeez, how did our “necessary resources” end up on in the Russians’ country????

  43. freedomforever January 10, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

    If science can’t be questioned it’s not science anymore. It’s propaganda. They want to rip on people for taking Ivermectin. I researched and saw the evidence on the internet. Research papers are on the internet for those who wants to see. Top respected world doctors are being under defamation by MSM and vaccine manufacturers. I won’t back down recommeding IVM. You can get yours by visiting https://ivmcures.com

  44. Night Owl January 10, 2022 at 4:26 pm #

    The hoax narrative is truly crumbling.

    The head CDC psychopath is forced to admit what may of us have said for a year and a half.

    https://twitter.com/JannerDarren/status/1480639788541779970

    On national TV. Over two years of absolute lies.

    LOL.

    • got___truth January 10, 2022 at 5:01 pm #

      It is the Bill Gates sorting algorithm.

      Why convene controversial human death panels when an engineered virus and/or mandated injection provide the sorting, with plausible deniability?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03MZG9vK0W8

    • ianw January 10, 2022 at 5:51 pm #

      Hmmm … I suspect there are a couple of sly edits in that short clip. Anyway – you need more for the full context of her statement. Short grabs must always be treated with caution.

      • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 10:04 pm #

        You need a brain transplant.

  45. Q. Shtik January 10, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

    Changing the subject if I may:

    1. I noticed in the NYT a reference to the new NY mayor’s “partner.” I Googled “is Eric Adams gay?” The answer is apparently yes.

    2. I’m a Jeopardy devotee. I’ve been watching with fascination as a woman named Amy Schneider has been beating the competition every night for 28 nights and has, so far, won over a million dollars. It turns out this is a “trans” woman. Gays and trans… they’re everywhere!

    • got___truth January 10, 2022 at 4:54 pm #

      Daily Double.

      Name a world leader who views this as “a crime against humanity.”

      Who is Vladimir Putin.

      • ianw January 10, 2022 at 9:21 pm #

        Name a world leader who views this as “a crime against humanity.”

        What – winning on Jeopardy! for 28 nights in a row?

    • anmariwakaranai January 10, 2022 at 5:55 pm #

      Glad Q feels better for a thousand Alex.

    • Paula D January 10, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

      How are you feeling, Q? Hope you’re beating the crud.

    • TaxDonkey January 13, 2022 at 12:48 am #

      well a trans winning jeopardy is not as outrageous as a man (presumably with full genitalia?) swimming as a woman.

  46. 100th Avatar January 10, 2022 at 6:29 pm #

    Ukraine? Omicron?

    Distractions

    Meanwhile Kazakh Color Revolution

    More friends of Hunter Biden Inc./ SinoHawk Holdings/Rosemont Seneca, in trouble.

    • 100th Avatar January 10, 2022 at 6:44 pm #

      Hunter even showed some altruism.
      Convincing his Kazakh oligarch friend to generously donate, er, invest, into Haircut-Without-a Brain’s daughter’s film company.
      The nepotistic open democrat corruption is legendary.
      Don’t even turn over the stones covering ole Harry Reid’s kids.

      But Covid! Trans swimmers! Look over there!

  47. ianw January 10, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

    From JHK:

    The Party-of-Chaos (the one headed by the ectoplasmic “Joe Biden”) does not want to let go of Covid-19, its Swiss army knife of destruction. With Covid-19, you can push people around and mess with their lives every which way …

    I wonder about this … aren’t elections normally only good for incumbents if there is peace and prosperity, and with the economy humming along, with low unemployment?

    I would think that the best thing for the Democrats would be for the pandemic to fade, cases and hospitalisations to drop to very low levels, schools to all be open, the elimination of (or a serious reduction in) mandates, and fewer vaccination requirements to enter businesses of all types.

    I don’t think the Democrats improve their electoral chances if the people are still fearful of the pandemic, and otherwise stressed by the restrictions required to “flatten the curve” and keep medical facilities functioning.

    Same with supply-chain crises, inflation generally (and fuel prices especially) – and the availability of all manner of “normal” goods and services.

    President Biden was elected to stop the chaos coming out of the Trump White House, and Washington generally. To get politics off the front pages. Shouldn’t they be aiming for more of the same?

    Going to war over Ukraine would seem to be political suicide – even apart from being foreign-policy lunacy.

    • GreenAlba January 10, 2022 at 7:42 pm #

      “and otherwise stressed by the restrictions required to “flatten the curve” and keep medical facilities functioning“

      Restrictions haven’t worked anywhere. Nor were they ‘required’ to flatten the curve. Sweden managed just fine without the restrictions and did better than the UK. If people had just been left to get on with their lives, all the young people and almost all the not so young would have acquired natural immunity an age ago. But that was the last thing the authorities wanted.

      • ianw January 10, 2022 at 8:33 pm #

        The facts are not on your side – medical facilities were overwhelmed in many places that did not have restrictions of movement (including flights).

        There was a lot of chaos in a lot of places, pre-vaccines. Including places that initially had liberal policies – such as Sweden, the Netherlands, and the UK. They had to change tack too.

        • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

          you should give up on covid and vaxxes. you lost on these two

          • ianw January 10, 2022 at 8:58 pm #

            Never! I reckon I’m up two sets to love!

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2022 at 9:11 pm #

            pop! shuffle-shuffle-shuffle… pop! shuffle-shuffle… pop! shuffle-shuffle…
            AAAAAAUUUGH!!

          • ianw January 10, 2022 at 9:27 pm #

            pop! shuffle-shuffle-shuffle… pop! shuffle-shuffle… pop! shuffle-shuffle AAAAAAUUUGH!!

            It might be just me, but I’m getting images of two gay turtles making out on a beach.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2022 at 9:33 pm #

            bernie sanders going up stairs

          • MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 10:06 pm #

            He’s lost on every position he’s had. He lives in a fantasy world of his own making.

          • ianw January 10, 2022 at 11:55 pm #

            But at least I have a sense of humour Mary!

          • GreenAlba January 11, 2022 at 8:14 am #

            Troll admits he’s lost and lives in a fantasy world. Nice one.

      • Redneck Liberal January 12, 2022 at 4:57 pm #

        GA: “Restrictions haven’t worked anywhere.

        Not so.

        New Zealand has had tremendous success in its strategy to eliminate Covid since the initial outbreak. In effect, the strategy has given New Zealanders a clear 2-year run of being all but Covid-free.

        The Delta outbreak from September 2021 affected mainly Auckland and surrounding areas. In the South Island, there have been no cases since April 2020.

        The vaccine roll-out (sorry, GA, but it’s a fact) has been successful in getting 93% of the eligible population prepared for the next outbreak (which will probably be the inevitable Omicron).

        No more lockdowns. In fact, NZ has had only three – the initial 6 weeks in March/April 2020, 3 weeks in October/November 2020, and 8 weeks from September 2021 (which included only 2 weeks for the South Island out of an abundance of caution).

        The last two lockdowns affected Auckland more than the rest of the country, but now even Delta is on the wane, and virtually eliminated. Omicron has yet to successfully breach the border.

        Importantly, the financial assistance to businesses was targeted and effective, not a grift-fest such as the US experienced.

        The NZ Medical Journal assessed the public health response (in November 2021) as:

        Conclusion
        New Zealand’s COVID-19 elimination strategy was highly successful, having maintained positive public health, equity, wellbeing and economic outcomes through the initial phase of the pandemic. The transition away from elimination will be challenging. Outcomes are likely to be optimised by taking a tight suppression approach, minimising immunity gaps and using public health and social measures to protect populations that are more vulnerable to infection and adverse outcomes of infection. All investments in the response should be assessed according to their legacy benefit as well as their immediate value. In this new phase of the response, science-informed strategic leadership and a commitment to equity are more important than ever.

        Read the whole article here (though no doubt it’ll be debunked as a WEF Puppetry Propaganda deal):

        https://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal-articles/the-next-phase-in-aotearoa-new-zealands-covid-19-response-tight-suppression-may-be-optimal-for-health-equity-and-wellbeing-in-the-months-ahead

      • Redneck Liberal January 12, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

        “If people had just been left to get on with their lives, all the young people and almost all the not so young would have acquired natural immunity an age ago.

        That’s quite an assertion to make, GA. Aside from the “long COVID” debacle that strategy would have simply exacerbated, it’s not yet generally agreed that ‘natural immunity’ post-infection is just that impressive:

        https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2766097

        “But that was the last thing the authorities wanted.

        This remark underlines the extent to which you’re thinking has been subverted by the actual ‘trolls’ stinking this place up.

        • GreenAlba January 13, 2022 at 10:34 am #

          If the authorities had wanted the ‘pandemic’ over, they’d have given everyone ivermectin, as they did in Uttar Pradesh, where the epidemic is indeed over. What evidence do you have that people given early outpatient treatment still get long covid?

          NZ and Australia are most likely part of the ‘advocacy’ tactic. Australia has ordered enough vaxxes to inject everyone 10 times, with a vaxx that was developed for a strain of the virus that no longer exists anywhere. If I were Australian I would be very wary of those multiple boosters, especially when the EMA has just come right out and said that multiple vaxxing is giving people AIDS.

          That’s not all it’s giving people. Including heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, multiple organ failure, and a list of other ‘side’ effects (side!!) longer than any vaccination in history.

          Natural immunity lasts for years. We know that from SARS.

          You keep boosting if you want to. At least a heart attack is quick and you’ve had a good innings.

        • GreenAlba January 13, 2022 at 10:36 am #

          And my thinking wasn’t changed by anyone on here, except in the secondary sense that I actually listened to the scientists they linked to – and others who gave testimony to Reiner Fuellmich’s investigative committee, which deserves a joint medal for services to humanity. Not that they want any thanks – they just serve the truth.

  48. Pucker January 10, 2022 at 7:14 pm #

    I guess that it probably behooves me to read a book about Ukraine? I read a book about Iran when Trump blew up that Iranian General. I can’t remember why Trump did that? Trump was probably told to do it?

    Why is it that they’ve always got a Hard On for the Ukraine? I read somewhere that the historical Hard On with the Russians goes back to the schism between the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern Roman Empire (Constantinople). The Western Roman Empire actually helped the Mus..Lim Turks overrun Constantinople and rape all of the women. The Russians largely inherited the culture and civilization of Constantinople as is still reflected in the big domed buildings seen today in Moscow. Venice was the big outpost of Constantinople in Europe which is still visible in the architecture of Venice.

    https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2022/01/10/americans-are-a-non-serious-people-playing-with-fire/

    • Pucker January 10, 2022 at 7:43 pm #

      I recall that the Iranian General’s name sounded like the word “Salami”.

      Trump whacked the “Salami”…..

      • Paula D January 10, 2022 at 8:09 pm #

        His name was Solemani and he was in Iraq to broker a peace deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
        Any more questions about why the US blew him to pieces at a civilian airport?

    • mitchellc January 10, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

      PCR is just another anti-American dreamer. Like so many other posters hanging around here; maybe Orlov is lurking.

      The biggest hypocrites are those who avail themselves to the rewards of our collective legacy, but insist on declaring themselves “good” by virtue of disavowed.

      Give it up, just admit to yourselves that you are inherently contrary, that you reactively counter with objections, and color everything in a negative light.

      If you are a descendant of western heritage, you can trace your lineage back thousands of years of victorious conquest. Why is that so noxious to you?

      Covid sucked because our enemies were giving us the screw job. Practically every western country has some cabal of foreigners, weirdos and deviantes twisting laws crafted to protect citizens to their advantage.

      The elite thinkers, experts at divide and conquer, know that game cannot continue for much longer. If they push too far, actual civil war could break out, which is very bad for business.

      So now the baton will be handed back to us. And what do we do with it? Objective #1 is preserve the debt money system. That means real economic production, which means fossil fuels. Hence Russia.

      I know you guys get this; it’s not hard. It just requires a little honesty.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

        forget the next 30 years. where do “we” want to be in 300?

        what if you can’t navigate the present with any skill unless you have a long-term plan

        where do you want “us” headed in 300 years mitchellc?

        • mitchellc January 10, 2022 at 10:20 pm #

          You know because I’ve said it many times before: light energy.

          So, how do we get there, how do we bridge the gap?

          Drive population down, manage the survivors, and dole out the remaining precious juice.

          It’s not even my dream; rather it’s just an extremely obvious play.

          It’s either that or mad max. I categorically reject any possibility of kumbaya.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2022 at 10:52 pm #

            light energy

            is this where we leave our bodies behind in a gay transhumanist singularity?

            i want light energy too.

            sunlight on cheerfully nomadic, occasionally warring, occasionally cannibalistic sons and daughters of the earth

            technology? meet this fire-hardened stick

      • ianw January 10, 2022 at 9:08 pm #

        If you are a descendant of western heritage, you can trace your lineage back thousands of years of victorious conquest. Why is that so noxious to you?

        Not everyone. I’m overwhelming a Celt – Scotland and Wales. We were a peaceful, advanced, artistic people until over-run by the barbarians of Rome, Scandinavia, Germany, and France.

        I have no truck with you Teutonic types! 🙂

        • mitchellc January 10, 2022 at 10:22 pm #

          Oh brother, the irony is too much. Abo much?

          • ianw January 10, 2022 at 11:58 pm #

            Oh brother, the irony is too much. Abo much?

            You all look the same to me.

      • messianicdruid January 10, 2022 at 9:48 pm #

        “Objective #1 is preserve the debt money system.”

        Impossible, honestly.

        • mitchellc January 10, 2022 at 10:29 pm #

          You just categorically reject something because …?

          Jim’s a very smart guy, I look forward to him covering these topics. He can figure it out, and has enough pride to value being right vs obstinate.

          Here’s how it goes down: Russia is incorporated, the west begins large scale population “replenishment” with 10s,100s of millions of 3rd world immigrants, economy goes bonkers with construction activity.

          Debt money is saved. QED. Now what is everyone going to complain about?

          • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 10:53 pm #

            I think Russia might have something to say about that.

            I think you’re making a lot of very optimistic assumptions (from a western globalist point of view at least) here.

            This would all assume Russian/Putin and/or Chinese collusion, I presume?

            Facts not yet in evidence.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2022 at 10:54 pm #

            leave all this shit behind

          • messianicdruid January 11, 2022 at 7:42 am #

            “You just categorically reject something because …?”

            “Thou shalt not steal.”

            In just over a hundred years 98% of our wealth has been stolen by mattoids [ false rulemakers ] doing all the deciding about our lives and our futures.

            You still trust them. Sad.

          • JTinMD January 11, 2022 at 10:24 am #

            I think you might really have something there, Mitch. Have you written the novel yet? Just fleshing it out? Would be a good idea to test-run it here. We’re an excellent focus group. And for free!

      • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 10:26 pm #

        mc,

        I realize that you’re only goal is to be the smartest person in the room, a goal you very often almost achieve, but what’s beyond that?

        Beyond all the contrariness and negativity so many of us here allegedly exude, what exactly to your mind, SHOULD we embrace?

        The very first thing would be, to my mind at least, to reject the current debt-based economic system altogether. But of course, that would collapse the entire current economic house of cards, wouldn’t it? And thus, our current conundrum. Don’t tell me you think you’re the first to have come to that conclusion?

        I can only conclude that you’re still struggling with that basic conundrum yourself and therefore taking it out on everyone else here who you think apparently doesn’t get it either, in your own inimical style. Congrats… I guess.

        • mitchellc January 10, 2022 at 10:46 pm #

          Embrace life, bro. We are all, every last one of us, descendants of proto humans who millions of years ago started walking and didn’t come back.

          Why? To find something new, to improve their lot in life, to nail the chick in the other tribe, etc

          2,500 years ago, teens and 20 somethings eagerly joined alexander on an adventure of a lifetime. Think he lacked for volunteers?

          Ditto 500 years ago. The risk of falling prey to savages who literally cut out your living heart? Scurvy, disease? Hah! These mofos had already battled against the same no quarter given Moors for centuries.

          So here’s the deal: try to be a winner. Covid sucked ass because we were the losers. Every freak, weirdo and (black) racist hater had their moment of glory where they could lord over their age old foes.

          But now we’re getting back on track, returning to traditional objectives of kicking ass and taking our just rewards.

          If we can save the debt money system, we all win. It goes down, I think you may soon tire of your “victory”.

          • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 10:58 pm #

            If the debt money system continues much longer I think we’ll tire even quicker from our defeat.

            Dilemma: a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially equally undesirable ones.

            Yes… it’s come to this at long last.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2022 at 11:46 pm #

            so much silliness here

            you’ve heard of “the myth of the noble savage”?

            mitchell has hard-swallowed “the myth of the noble westerner”

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2022 at 11:48 pm #

            mitchell you’ve criticized “kumbaya progressives” before, but I think you’re the ultimate example, actually

          • messianicdruid January 11, 2022 at 7:48 am #

            “The borrower [ FRN bag holder ] is the servant of the lender.”

            Balloon meet needle.

          • Paula D January 11, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

            Mitch thinks he’s the descendant of mighty warriors who took what they wanted and prospered from it.
            I doubt it.
            But I am the descendant of cannon fodder who survived the muddy trenches, not the aristocrats who ordered them to go.
            Mitch and the Aristocrats can all go f*ck themselves. I have nothing in common with them, and I certainly am not stupid enough to think that my overlords can roll into Russia, kill all the natives, and then make a fortune in real estate by selling houses to 3rd world immigrants, and I will somehow benefit.
            Jeez, what a maroon.

    • TaxDonkey January 13, 2022 at 12:53 am #

      we are insouciant

  49. MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 7:25 pm #

    The ‘anecdotals’ are piling up like nobody’s business:

    Sarah Jessica Died Following the First Pfizer Injection. She was just 14 Years Old.

    “5 days before she passed, she made a video of her adverse reaction. This story is utterly heart-breaking seeing such a beautiful young girl losing her life to the vaccine.

    Her parents speak out and urge the public not to vaccinate their children. Her mother says “Please listen to me and my daughter’s story.

    SHARE THIS STORY TO THE WORLD”

    To view Sarah’s Full Story and Video’s please click on the link below
    https://nomoresilence.world/pfizer-biontech/sarah-jessica-blattner-aged-14-pfizer-death/

    • Paula D January 10, 2022 at 8:11 pm #

      Thank you, Mary.

  50. MaryQueen January 10, 2022 at 7:29 pm #

    Thanks for today’s article, James. Another stellar effort. “Huggermugger” is a new word for me!

    I’m so bummed watching people dropping dead left and right from the vaxx and no one is doing squat about it, and now it’s kids who are dropping.

    And liberals everywhere cheer. Because they’ve gone insane.

  51. Pucker January 10, 2022 at 7:30 pm #

    I wonder what MAD schemes that they’ve got planned for us?

    “ Gen. Westmoreland’s flights of fantasy included a forced urbanization program, shifting peasants into city areas and thus forcibly separating them from the Vietcong, a concept also favored by Bob Komer.

    Meanwhile the defense secretary espoused a proposal from a Harvard scientist, Professor Roger Fisher, subsequently endorsed by the JASON division of the Institute for Defense Analyses, for an electronic and explosive barrier, to seal off the DMZ and the Ho Chi Minh Trail from South Vietnam.

    The “McNamara Line” would have required air-dropping 240 million Gravel mines, 300 “button bomblets” developed by Piccatinny Arsenal, 120,000 Sadeye cluster bombs, and 19,200 acoustic sensors, together with deploying more than a hundred aircraft, at an annual cost of $800 million. Elements of the plan were implemented—vast numbers of sensors were dropped around the Trail, and bombed when movement was detected. The barrier scheme was abandoned, however, in the face of ridicule shared even at MACV. The project came to be viewed as a spectacular manifestation of the madness that overtook Vietnam war making.”

    • tresho January 10, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

      “Gen. Westmoreland’s flights of fantasy” I know a vet who personally delivered a pile of North Vietnamese documents with translations which predicted the soon-to-happen Tet offensive of 1968. Westy glanced at them, turned up his nose and actually waved them away, saying “They’re not able to do that!”
      My contact sadly went back to his base on the front lines. A few days later he watched the whole offensive start exactly as the documents had predicted. I told him years ago he should have published his story, but he hasn’t.

      • JohnAZ January 11, 2022 at 10:14 am #

        Throughout history, EGOs open the mouth and close the mind.

        Even on this blog.

  52. Pucker January 10, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

    Leon Goure may have been a Dr. Fauci precursor and analogue?

    “ Air chiefs enlisted the backing of a guru who argued, first, that bombing worked, and second—oh so soothing to their own sleep patterns—that civilian victims didn’t blame America. RAND researcher Leon Gouré played an influential and frankly sinister role in the evolution of bombing policy. Back in August 1964, following a one-month field trip to Vietnam, he told the USAF that he thought his RAND colleagues’ respectful study of the motivation and morale of the Vietcong was defeatist. He promised the airmen a more upbeat view of all the good things that bombs could contribute to the war effort.

    Gouré was born in Moscow in 1922, son of a Menshevik revolutionary soon forced to flee to Berlin. He moved to Paris in his teens. A Jew, he was fortunate to escape to America in the nick of time in 1940. After war service, he became an academic, a Cold Warrior with an implacable loathing for communists, and an analyst for RAND. Unlike most of his colleagues, he was happy to move to Saigon, funded by $100,000 of Air Force money.

    He assumed responsibility for a new, expanded Vietcong Motivation and Morale study, which he started in December 1964. His work became a case study in the distortion of academic research to serve factional ends and contributed to the killing of many thousands of Vietnamese. Gouré cataloged the weapons captured in enemy caches—Czech submachine guns, Russian shells, Romanian rocket launchers, East German flamethrowers—and demanded, how could the Vietcong not be part of a worldwide communist offensive?

    Once established in RAND’s big villa at 176 Pasteur Street in Saigon, he took pains to glad-hand every important visitor to the city, and to stifle dissenting colleagues. His message, for which he proselytized tirelessly through more than two years that followed, was that all restraints on the use of air power should be lifted.

    Noting that the enemy feared planes more than any other US weapons system, he urged that it was thus logical to maximize their use. Bombs could bring uncooperative villages to heel, forcing the inhabitants to leave VC-controlled areas for new locations “where they could be more effectively screened and administered.” Gouré’s logic was certainly inhumane, arguably deranged, and his junior colleagues recoiled in disgust and disbelief.

    RAND’s chiefs, however, decided that the corporation secured enhanced standing from their man’s access and popularity in Washington. On one of Gouré’s returns to Saigon, he was met at Tan Son Nhut by Susan Morrell, whose husband, David, had been intimately involved with RAND’s original morale study. She asked the sage what he hoped to achieve. “I have the answer right here,” he said, tapping his briefcase. “When the Air Force is paying the bill, the answer is always bombing.”

    His vanity and ambition were matched by a shameless lack of concern for Vietnam, other than as a theater in which to play out an act in the Cold War. In March 1965, he produced a first interim report, which professed to show that US might was working its magic and that more might could deliver more magic. He concluded that while, a few months earlier, 65 percent of defectors had believed the communists were winning, after a year exposed to American air power, the proportion of enemy optimists had declined to just 20 percent.

    He perceived no negative effects upon civilian opinion, and said that enemy troop quality was declining and desertions increasing. He urged intensification of crop destruction to starve out the enemy. Some correspondents, such as Neil Sheehan, dismissed Gouré as a Cold War crooner, serenading hawks with tunes they loved to hum.

    The RAND man’s admirers nonetheless included decision makers: the Pentagon and the White House received him with open arms. Walt Rostow thought he was terrific. McNamara, after one of Gouré’s brilliantly fluent briefings, inquired as to the size of his project budget. Told that it was $100,000, the defense secretary asked, “What can you do with a million?” Something much bigger, responded the RAND man. “You’ve got it,” said McNamara.

    Thereafter Gouré galloped from podium to podium, relishing his own celebrity. When a colleague voiced dissent from his methodology and conclusions, this apostle of air power waved him aside, saying, “Oh, I talked to Bob McNamara yesterday . . . and I said to him these B-52 bombings are really effective . . . and if we can do it with a little more accuracy so we don’t bomb quite so many villages, we can destroy their logistics and deny them the support of the people.”

    Through 1966, Gouré’s remained an influential voice. His team eventually generated some thirty-five thousand pages of transcribed and translated interviews with prisoners and defectors, though latterly even Westmoreland came to question the optimism of the conclusions derived from them.

    A review of Gouré’s findings by Konrad Kellen, another Jewish émigré working for RAND, concluded that they were fundamentally flawed, rooted in a Cold War mind-set and willful misreading of data. Leon Gouré cannot be held responsible for the extravagant American use of air power, but he supplied a fig leaf of intellectual respectability for policies the Johnson administration and many generals favored anyway.

    He provided a vivid vindication of Michael Howard’s unease about RAND’s isolation from “friction, the contingent, the unforeseeable, all the things that really mattered” in understanding war. An authoritative USAF historian has written that Seventh Air Force’s own commander, Lt. Gen. William Momyer, eventually became “appalled by the enormous tonnage of bombs the B-52s were dropping on the South Vietnamese jungle with little evidence of much physical effect on the enemy, however psychologically upsetting.”

    When Harry Rowen became president of RAND in 1967, he insisted on Gouré’s displacement, asserting that the man’s work was “harmful to the country,” as well as to the corporation. This evangelist for air power was first exiled to Danang to study enemy infiltration, later sacked.”

    • Pucker January 10, 2022 at 7:52 pm #

      Dr. Strangelove….

    • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 10:05 pm #

      Good work, PuckerMan!

    • ianw January 10, 2022 at 10:13 pm #

      The United States have never recovered psychologically from what they did in Vietnam, yet they’ve tried the same tactics over and over.

      In my view every US serviceperson, spy, plane, and gun should be repatriated to Kansas and Nebraska – and it will be a much happier nation.

      But the oil … the oil …

      • Disaffected January 10, 2022 at 10:27 pm #

        And Aussy?

        • ianw January 10, 2022 at 10:55 pm #

          We’re the little handbag … we’ve trotted along in every ridiculous conflict that our Powerful Cousins across the Big Pond have demanded of us. We’re nothing if not loyal!

        • ianw January 10, 2022 at 10:57 pm #

          You saved our little ass in the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942 … and we have to re-pay the debt forever it seems. 🙂

          • Tate January 10, 2022 at 11:58 pm #

            But we can’t save you from yourselves.

          • ianw January 11, 2022 at 12:00 am #

            But we can’t save you from yourselves.

            We don’t need no saving … best country in the world!

  53. tom clark January 10, 2022 at 7:54 pm #

    Without freedom of speech, we would not know who the idiots are.

  54. liber8tor January 10, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

    Pooty Poot is tired of Joe and his rat-bastard kid and is not going allow another color revolution in Kazak.

  55. Amman January 10, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

    These people got away with murder. Children die, babies die, football players die in plain sight and yet, Europe and the USA rolled with it. Cold heartless societies – that is how the fake Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion pegs the situation. Good enough.

    • Jarek January 10, 2022 at 9:10 pm #

      Yup, they keep coming true as Henry Ford said. How fake is that? When we find out who runs Vanguard – the ultimate Fund – think they won’t be vindicated?

    • mitchellc January 10, 2022 at 11:25 pm #

      Aye carumba, always the pointed finger.

      Take the bell curve, please. Somebody, someplace, sometime, was going to evolve to the point of dominating the upper bounds.

      You can attach religion, race, ethnicity or any other label, but an elite *group* was going to emerge regardless. (Same is true of course for the lower ranges as well. Shh!)

      • messianicdruid January 10, 2022 at 11:47 pm #

        Again, it is all about who decides.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 11, 2022 at 12:03 am #

        little something about “elites”…

        they’re about as special as the lottery ping pong ball that finds the shoot

        they are all “position,” intrinsically interchangeable with other ping pong balls

        the ancient tribes had respect for this

        somewhere, in the haze of a luxury grain-beverage on a velvet cushion, it was forgotten… now westerners carry that baton of forgetfulness

        • messianicdruid January 11, 2022 at 7:50 am #

          Manasseh.

        • gustafson.robert.22 January 11, 2022 at 7:57 am #

          in the interest of full recovery for Q

          “lottery ping pong ball that finds the CHUTE”

      • Amman January 11, 2022 at 12:35 am #

        Indeed. Long term, this world reverts to historical and geographic truisms.

      • Blackbird January 11, 2022 at 8:43 am #

        So, since society is destined to be ruled by a small, “elite” group, we should just shut up and enjoy our oppression. Ok… If it’s raining, get wet – it’s the natural course of things.

      • MaryQueen January 11, 2022 at 11:37 am #

        So why bother commenting? It’s a done deal. You’re off the hook, you don’t have to ‘splain it any more.

      • Jarek January 11, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

        Mitch puts group in quotation marks. Hard core Thatcherite here. This is how the Dark One has twisted his mind. The individual is weak in relation to the group. Traditionally, people were terrified of being shunned or ostracized because they knew that.

        Imagine such people who didn’t flee to the nearest fort during an Indian war. Their cabin then attacked by the savages, burned, their children tomahawked, and their wives raped and tomahawked.

        Walking Darwin Awards.

  56. malthuss January 10, 2022 at 11:42 pm #

    Has Washington state created covid camps for non jabbed?

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2022 at 2:50 am #

      Well I think they are trying to do that. There is a bill that allows for the creation of “internment camps” for unvaccinated that is working its way through the process. But I don’t think it’s final law or anything. Oddly enough I noticed that the bill was drafted and certified in October 2019. Coincidence? Like they were getting ready for it?

      • TaxDonkey January 13, 2022 at 12:58 am #

        Not surprising. A little before then all these government agencies were buying up huge amounts of ammo. Whatever happened to all that?

  57. messianicdruid January 10, 2022 at 11:44 pm #

    @AlphaOmega – this link is for you…

    “Every kingdom—to be a kingdom—needs laws to set the standard for behavior by which disputes and disagreements may be settled. Present-day kingdoms utilize the laws of men, but the Kingdom of God utilizes the law of God its standard.”

    https://godskingdom.org/blog/2022/01/building-the-kingdom-the-law-part-4

    • JohnAZ January 11, 2022 at 10:08 am #

      Every power person, or power structure needs a source of validation to justify his or its rule.

      The Bible is a big one, some of the most insidious of “leaders” have been ministers. And monsters.

      Hitler used hatred of the Jews as validation.

      Wag the Dog has been used by our government for decades to validate war. WMD, Communism, oil, have all been used to validate actions.

      The Deep State currently uses imaginary racism, Covid, Trump, unions, cops, Russia, China, etc. to justify its power base to the people.

      • messianicdruid January 11, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

        “You shall have no other “power persons or power structures” before [ in My face ] Me.”

        Nicolaitanism is tyranny. Privatizing profits and socializing losses is oppression. We must embrace self-governance.

        https://www.bitchute.com/video/TbfAQ5aRmyIe/

  58. jim e January 10, 2022 at 11:51 pm #

    RINGO?
    Heisman curse?
    Congrats Mr. Bennett IV…

    • jim e January 11, 2022 at 12:06 am #

      Or as the Bear would say, “BINGO”!.

    • farmgal January 11, 2022 at 11:50 am #

      Yes it was a great night for the junkyard dawgs.

  59. Proton January 10, 2022 at 11:56 pm #

    To me the ‘tell’ was Xi saying out loud a few months ago in a speech that Chinese workers need to make more money. It couldn’t have been more at odds with the prevailing ethos in elite American business circles – and not so elite business circles for that matter – that American workers should make less.

    What does this portend? I’m not a Beijing Kremlinologist so all I know is what’s on the ground in front of me and Xi’s saying what he said was as plain as day. Said Xi, ‘common prosperity’.

    Why would he say this? The CCP is nothing if not focused on its own dominance and survival. What validates its rule are the millions of jobs in China provided by China’s export industries, brought to Chinese shores by the dickheads in American C-suites, who were given academic cover by the two-bit prostitutes in the economics profession and those rotted whores filling the ranks of morally and mentally enfeebled think-tanks, cheered on by Wall Street sociopaths and helped along by two generations of Presidential administrations who more than amply proved their unfitness to rule.

    That the US is circling the drain is evident to anybody with two eyes and a clear head and not least to the men running Beijing. So, how to have a self-sustaining economy when trade with the zombie country across the water goes off a cliff? It has to come via Chinese workers buying their own output. Hence, they need to earn more money. Europe in economic terms is just a few swirls behind the US and Africa and South America are in no condition to help in this either. And, by the evidence of Xi’s own words, the Chinese leadership understands the forces at play. The US, all worked up about Trump’s farcical assault on democracy and who uses what pronouns and whether or not Black lives matter, does not.

    What has all this got to do with JHKs topic? The kerfuffle over the Ukraine is between two has-been powers, one of which, despite its nukes and massive area and abundance of resources, has a miniscule GDP, not to mention one-tenth the population of China, plus an adult male cohort depleted by alcoholism, a mess with some oil IOW. And the other has collectively lost its fucking mind and seems intent on committing societal and national suicide.

    Never mind the burblings about so-called ‘resets’ by delusional billionaires that live in a make-believe world where everyone follows orders from on-high. The Chinese have their own ideas, as do the mullahs that rule co-religionists over wide swathes of the globe, as do the narcos that de-facto run a variety of failed and failing states, and the many and varied guys in power centers – including inside the US – that have got their own agendas. You can shoot some of these fellas, bomb them, hang them, arrest them, charge them, imprison them, bribe them, but as the spectacularly failed attempts to run the world have shown, Americans do not in any way shape or form have the knowledge or wherewithal to do it, not with a massive military, not with its financial wizards, especially not with its all-seeing surveillance and intelligence organizations, all of which have proven beyond dispute their dire incompetence.

    Washington and Wall Street elites will try but they will fail simply because too much points in the opposite direction to globalized this and that and centralized control, least of all by a few men with money. They’re gonna tell Russians what’s what? That’s a joke. Never mind Russia, forget bloody Russia, cut Europe loose, because events as sure as we sit here are careening and it will be all they can do to save their own sorry asses.

    • jim e January 11, 2022 at 12:19 am #

      About a decade or so ago possiblly on here… “If China keeps buying cars, America will be on bicycles”.

      • jim e January 11, 2022 at 12:26 am #

        In Alabama you can ride a bicycle in all four seasons
        .

        • jim e January 11, 2022 at 12:27 am #

          (4)

          • jim e January 11, 2022 at 12:47 am #

            (three)

    • TaxDonkey January 13, 2022 at 1:13 am #

      China is toast, even worse than the US. Their drinking water and their agriculture is toxic, as is much of their air. They burn 4 billion metric tons of coal annually compared to about 0.5 billion in the US. They’re having coal shortages now prompting rolling blackouts. Much of their infrastructure is utterly unsustainable from an energy standpoint, such as the giant bullet train system across the desert, which they have to shield from sandstorms with giant concrete walls. They don’t really produce much of their own oil. Since there are 1.4 billion of them, feeding everyone is a ridiculously big liability. They may make shit, but they need to import 2 critical things: oil and food. Their debt is out of control like ours.

      Their only possible play other than collapse is to influence our politicians, get our military and the rest of us to poison ourselves and then repopulate western countries…….. oh wait, I thought that was just a bad novel.

  60. jim e January 11, 2022 at 12:36 am #

    Poor Nick. Give him a 10 million dollar raise. That’ll get him back on track.
    Maybe Bette Midler knows something about people from West Va?

  61. Jarek January 11, 2022 at 1:25 am #

    https://abc7.com/how-did-bob-saget-die-cause-of-death-full-house-dead/11450240/

    Nothing found do far – no drugs or violence. Of course this is assuming they really did an autopsy and in doing one, really wanted to find out.

    Nothing was found for Hank Aaron either. Kennedy, who says he knew Aaron, called the county coroner and was told that no autopsy had been done at all. The media made it up.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2022 at 2:35 am #

      I read that he got the booster jab on Dec 13 so almost a month ago. And Hank Aaron got it on Jan 5 last year and passed away on Jan 22. So in theory for some people it seems to be fatal much more quickly than for others.

      • JohnAZ January 11, 2022 at 9:44 am #

        SSL

        Just like the Covid itself. For example, type A blood types are more susceptible to heavy effects of Covid.

        Remember that the immune system over firing and causing death is a reaction to the S protein coating on the live virus.

        The same S protein as the vaccine creates.

        Dr. Malone says the vaxx is a failure. It is.

        Fails to hold off the variants.

        Fails to hold immunity for more than 4-6 months.

        Fails to be benign from initial adverse mortality.

        Omicron and delta are both successful surge producers because of the failure of the vaxx.

        With the vaxx a failure, potential long term effects are still in place for 70% of the population, what ever they may be.

        Right now, there is little defense against whatever may come next, I saw your next post.

        • Jarek January 11, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

          The public now knows it’s not effective. Now they have to be told it’s not safe either.

          Neither safe nor effective is our mantra now.

      • Jarek January 11, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

        Yes, the first two weeks are the deadly time. So naturally they now say the first two weeks don’t even count.

        But the dangers long term are more difficult to calculate, increasing with each shot of course.

        • SoftStarLight January 11, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

          Ah ok, and of course I am sure they planned it to where a lot of people will have those long term effects rather than short term and of course then it may be too late to connect it directly to the jab. I mean if it is in fact all planned out and everything the way we are suspecting

    • TaxDonkey January 13, 2022 at 1:18 am #

      You probably need an expert doing the autopsy who knows how to look for autoimmune damage caused by killer T-lymphocytes and able to diagnose the telltale histological signs of myocarditis and all the other vaxx problems. not sure if Saget’s coroner was properly trained to diagnose a vaccine death. The fact that autopsies have been suppressed makes it likely there’s a lack of guidance for how to do all this properly.

  62. SoftStarLight January 11, 2022 at 3:15 am #

    I’ve been hearing lately about cities in Western China getting completely locked down again and supposedly people are starving. And these are massive cities bigger than New York or LA. And there are rumors? that it’s because an ebola-like hemorrhagic fever is spreading. Dr. Malone says if it is indeed real it could be a mutated virus caused by the mass vax. I also wonder if it could be something new/newly created altogether. Or maybe it will be a big nothing?

    https://www.infowars.com/posts/dr-robert-malone-warns-of-ebola-like-hemorrhagic-fever-super-virus-in-china-caused-by-mutations-due-to-mass-vaccination/

    • BackRowHeckler January 11, 2022 at 6:08 am #

      Wow, that’s terrifying SSL.

      I wonder if Joe ‘Open Border’ Biden will invite these Ebola victims into the US like Obama did? Or perhaps dispatch AF1 to fly a load in himself. When Covid first emerged and Trump tried to limit flights from China from arriving Pelosi accused him of Xenophobia, then encouraged everybody to visit Chinatown lol.

      • SoftStarLight January 11, 2022 at 10:30 am #

        I think the idea is that the US athletes that go to the Beijing Olympics will bring it back with them according to a line of thinking that is circulating out there. But yes, essentially if there is a real virus out there like this it will definitely be here before you know it. An invitation though per se does not need to be explicitly given since the Brandon regime has already signaled that there is no US border or immigration enforcement and over 2 million have taken the signal to heart. With Brandon the US is a UN refugee camp.

    • JohnAZ January 11, 2022 at 9:57 am #

      Who causes more fear, Joe Biden or Dr. Malone?

      What is this man getting out of all his prognostications?

      He has been identifying issues with the vaxx for a year. No ideas of what would be better, I guess his idea is to just let people get sick and let nature have its way.

      There is another variant detected in the UK that originated in Cyprus that has more mutations than Omicron.

      Where are the antivirals to combat the constantly changing viruses? If Malone is anti-vaxx, where are his efforts to improve the situation?

      Has Mother Nature figured out a way to get rid of these pesky destructive humans?

      • SoftStarLight January 11, 2022 at 10:24 am #

        I don’t think Dr. Malone is anti-vax. In fact I think he has talked about developing a different non-mrna vax for covid recently. It sounds like generally there is actually very little he can do but identify the issues and talk to everyone he can to discourage the mrna jab because the mrna jab has a life of its own now. The globalists and big pharma have made the mrna jab essentially their exclusive tool to “fight covid”.

        Nature is as dependent on life as life is dependent on nature. For instance, the composition of the Earth’s atmosphere is what it is because of life. If Mother Nature were to get rid of pesky destructive humans it would not only do so but would rid itself of an entire epoch of life. Not that life would not go on. But not in any way in the same way and it could permanently change Earth and it’s potential habitability. imho

        • JohnAZ January 11, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

          In the time before Man and the time after we are gone,

          What is the Point? Who cares?

          Without the connect between a creator and Man, what is the point of creation?

      • Anthea January 12, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

        @ JohnAZ:

        Viruses have always constantly mutated, and people have always died in the course of time. Death and renewal are the way of things.

        I’m afraid that if your are expecting the coming of the coquecigrues, you will have to be much more patient that you had imagined.

        I am not sure where Dr. Malone fits in here, or why you believe he either is or should be prepared to do battle with the natural order. Kind of seems seems to me that “the situation” that so concerns you has been going on since the first appearance of life on the planet.

        But JohnAZ will have none of that! “”We’re not having it anymore! So stop it!”

    • ianw January 11, 2022 at 11:48 am #

      “Dr. Robert Malone, the inventor [cough, cough] of mRNA vaccines, made an appearance on Steve Bannon’s War Room where he warned about an “Ebola-like hemorrhagic fever” super virus coming out of Communist China that he believes could be caused by mutations arising from mass vaccination.”

      Not true, as a modest amount of research will tell you.

      There is an endemic hemorrhagic fever in Western China, caused by rodents, and occurs in winter. Not connected to Covid-19. Plus mutations and variants are just as likely to occur among the unvaccinated – if not more so.

      Omicron emerged in Southern Africa, among populations with low vaccine rates, and high case numbers.

      I treat everything from Malone with great caution indeed. The fact that he winds up on the Steve Bannon show tells you pretty-much what his status is.

      • GreenAlba January 11, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

        Whereas Dr Malone sits up waiting for your pronouncements with baited breath, and treats your every utterance with awe and reverence.

        That you spend your life on here pretending to try to convert people who despise you tells you pretty much what your status is.

        You’re not even a nobody. There’s no shame in being a nobody.

        • benr January 11, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

          @ga

          What a fair assessment.
          -one of the nobodies

          • JohnAZ January 11, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

            Dr. Malone was one of the main developers of mRNA technology.

            I would like to know what changed his mind?

            Could it be that multiple avenues of development happened and his group lost out? Could it be that his modus operandi of doing the vaccine lost out to the line that produced the Pfizer and Moderna?

            Could it be that he can probably label the current thrust of the vaxx a failure, which it is, that he will now continue his development.

            Is his any better? Better be careful of Hero worship!

          • GreenAlba January 11, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

            I don’t think he considers the mRNA technology itself to be the problem. The spike proteins are a problem, as are the synthetic lipid nanoparticles, and of course the graphene, plus whatever else is in the toxic batches plotted on the graph by the Enigma team and presented by Mike Yeadon.

            Have you watched Mike Yeadon’s presentation to Reiner Fuellmich’s team, John? You should. Nobody knows what’s in the lethal batches (short-term lethal, that is – they’re presumably all long-term lethal), but it was put there with malice aforethought. The evidence is in.

        • Anthea January 12, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

          @ GreenAlba:

          Ianw has probably learned to be cautious of everything, due to life experience. People are probably constantly putting whoopie cushions in his chair and Super Glue in his shoes.

      • TaxDonkey January 13, 2022 at 1:26 am #

        Hi GA, watched Fuellmich and Yeadon’s bad batch talk again. It’s hard to find an innocent explanation for the apparently organized release of the killer batches. what makes you think the ‘good’ batches will be killers as well? Do we have any such data yet, since we’re about 1 year into this. I prefer to have some optimism that the carnage will begin to subside, but really I have no idea.

        • GreenAlba January 14, 2022 at 5:23 am #

          TD

          I can only go by what the scientists are saying, following the observation that both the spike protein and the synthetic lipid nano-particles are cytotoxic. It has specifically been noted that the vaxxes cause micro-clotting in a majority of recipients (this finding needs to be widely replicated, of course, but you certainly can’t do this in the UK, as the D-dimer test (which is the only test that can identify micro-clotting, within 7-10 days of ‘vaccination’, isn’t available except through hospitals and for known thrombosis patients. It would seem obvious that all the harms caused by the vaxxes have been designed to avoid even doctors making connections with the vaxxes.

          Also, rates of heart attacks, stroke and cancers are increasing, since the rollout of the vaxx programmes. These are generally not included in vaxx adverse-effect data, as people aren’t connecting them to the vaxx, if they don’t know the risks.

          Some extra heart attacks and cancers will be due to early symptoms being missed during the lockdowns, but if the numbers continue to rise, it will be obvious that it’s likely due to the vaxxes. All-cause mortality should be going down, if the vaxxes aren’t killing people, and it’s going up.

  63. SoftStarLight January 11, 2022 at 3:42 am #

    New info from Project Veritas provides more evidence that Dr. Fauci deceived Congress and the public

    https://www.projectveritas.com/news/military-documents-about-gain-of-function-contradict-fauci-testimony-under/

    • MaryQueen January 11, 2022 at 11:27 am #

      More evidence that will be sadly ignored by most.

      Thanks for posting.

      • SoftStarLight January 11, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

        Oh no problem! I thought the audience here would be interested but “out there” a lot of people probably believe that Project Veritas is some kind of campaign to destroy “democracy” or some other NYT talking point.

        • JohnAZ January 11, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

          Just like Epstein. Cover it up! No matter the cost. Fauci is a soldier, like Biden, like Clinton, like Pelosi, the DNC, lots of the so called GOP.

          The worst enemy of a conspiracy is transparency. They spend beaucoup de bucks trying to keep their non-existence.

          One idea? Read Inferno by Dan Brown. Megalomaniac trying to solve overpopulation by viral means. The movie does not even have the book’s main premise, Hollywood trying to whitewash the conspiracies. His solution is marvelous. With all we have witnessed, the solution may be feasible. Maybe already underway?

          • TaxDonkey January 13, 2022 at 1:28 am #

            many of these soldiers are in their 80’s. They look like the collapse party to me

  64. BackRowHeckler January 11, 2022 at 6:30 am #

    -2°F here this morning. An Arctic cold front has moved in and will be around for awhile.

    THE WORLD IS ON FIRE!

    The Global Warming scam more and more appears to be a marketing strategy to sell expensive EVs, like the Lucid Air ($169,000), Chevy Silverado ($105,000) and Rivian pickup truck ($$83,000).

    • MaryQueen January 11, 2022 at 11:28 am #

      Here in Boise, we’ve been having a REAL winter. Lots of snow, and cold temps. No drought like last year. Can’t wait to see the spring melt.

  65. GreenAlba January 11, 2022 at 6:55 am #

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/european-parliament-s-president-david-sassoli-dead-aged-65/ar-AASEh4R?ocid=msedgntp

    “European Parliament’s president David Sassoli dead, aged 65”

    “Robert Cuillo announced the news on Twitter, writing that Mr Sassoli passed away at 1:15am on 11 January at a hospital in Aviano, Italy.

    “He had been there since 26 December “because of a serious complication due to a dysfunction of the immune system”, his office announced on Monday.”

    Goodness, I wonder what kind of thing could cause a dysfunction of the immune system. Eating too much chocolate? Not getting enough sleep?

    It’s a hard one, this.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2022 at 10:39 am #

      Hmmm maybe it will be a blessing in a way since he was apparently super big into making sure migrants can flood into Europe. Not that they don’t have like a million other people behind him who no doubt want to rush into that vacuum but. Very surprised that these high level people didn’t receive placebos. The group of operators listed in their particular book of life must actually be very small.

      • GreenAlba January 11, 2022 at 11:03 am #

        Your last point is exactly what I thought too, SSL. I wasn’t particularly aware of him as an individual, but it’s very odd that he didn’t get the saline. They must have spent a lot of time whittling down the names for the Book of Life, as you put it so well. Either that or there have been a few errors, perhaps.

        • SoftStarLight January 11, 2022 at 11:15 am #

          I know my first point wasn’t super nice but I couldn’t stop it. Yes it could have certainly been an error but I do wonder if the chosen are actually far fewer than we imagine and don’t even include these top level leaders. So that someone like Sassoli who we think would clearly be in the ranks of the planners was really nothing more than a useful idiot all along. To me it is even scarier if this is the case because it’s like there is a real Dr. Evil or a small council of Dr. Evils somewhere lurking behind the scenes calling all of these shots rather than a loose plan being carried out by a large sort of dispersed group or network of groups.

        • MaryQueen January 11, 2022 at 11:32 am #

          It’s amazing to me that they are killing their own but then I have read that they do that. Some sacrifices for the luciferian freaks are of their own. Another thing they get off on – or is perhaps demanded by their demented beliefs.

          And as high up as these people are, they are just mere toadies for the really powerful.

          • GreenAlba January 11, 2022 at 1:42 pm #