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Is there a more preposterous notion warbled across this troubled nation than the campaign mantra that “Joe Biden,” and the claque concealed behind him, are defending our democracy? What could be more self-evidently untrue?

Is censorship and abridging the First Amendment democratic? They haven’t been trying to finesse their ongoing assault on free speech. They abhor diversity of opinion, especially when it conflicts with their obvious efforts to wreck the country. Is siccing the dogs of the FBI and jailing their opponents outside due process of law democratic? Is ballot fraud democratic? Forced “vaccination”? I could go on (and often do), but you know exactly what they are doing: lying incessantly about everything, shoving lunatic narratives down your throat, turning reality inside-out and upside-down, and blowing up what’s left of American culture and economic life.

If what they’re doing is obvious, why they’re doing it isn’t. I have only two theories: Either 1) the Party of Chaos is acting in the interests of sinister forces outside our polity; or 2) They’re so far gone ethically and so deep in criminality carried out by so many persons and agencies in their service, that everything you see them do now is some attempt to cover-up their crimes or distract from their discovery.

The correct answer is probably both. One way or another, Davos money and influence worms its way through US institutions and works its wicked will, chewing up the structural supports of daily life. One obvious agent is George Soros, whose many NGOs operate at the fine-grained local level to elect district attorneys who won’t enforce the criminal statutes and state secretaries of state who won’t enforce election laws. Mr. Soros is also deeply implicated, through his Atlantic Council org, in the years-long program to destabilize Ukraine and light the fire for a completely avoidable world war. At least part of the time, George Soros lives in the US. Why his activities are not under investigation by the US Department of Justice probably answers your questions about his hidden influence at the higher levels of government.

Bill Gates, the Microsoft tycoon, circulates at the center of the evil nexus where US public health shakes hands with the drug companies. His money appears to be entangled in the biolab projects around the world engaged in weaponizing disease and then profiting from alleged “vaccines” to defeat it. The Covid-19 project went badly awry, especially the “vaccine” part. He’s been vocal about reducing the world’s population and now appears to have succeeded in helping to prompt a weird medical genocide.

Other supporting outside players range from the barely plausible Klaus Schwab and his World Economic Forum, which has implanted leaders and managers all over Western Civ inculcated in his Great Reset effort to wreck what’s left of industrial society and its cultural armature; to shadowy figures in European banking chattered about but never identified; to the CCP, which has gotten huge benefits from its relatively penny-ante investments in the Biden Family.

On the domestic scene, where covering-up skeins of manifold crimes sets the political tone, Christopher Wray of the FBI must lead the pack of paper-hangers. Under his leadership, beginning in 2017, the agency carried out most of its RussiaGate crimes against a sitting president and did absolutely nothing to investigate the blatant ballot fraud of 2020 that sealed the deal. Even under the shelter of “Joe Biden,” who Mr. Wray helped elect, and the stooge AG, Merrick Garland, damning information about FBI crimes continues to leak out of the woodwork via whistleblowers, while the agency behaves more and more like an American Gestapo.

All that desperation probably signals the chilling fear that a new Congress will start seriously asking questions about all this misconduct that could eventually lead to the right people going to jail. Special Counsel John Durham failed to gain convictions in this year’s trials of small-timers Sussmann and Danchenko, but he did manage to make public many salient original sins of the RussiaGate op in the process and, though 99.9 percent of observers think he’s done, I’d be willing to bet that more will be heard from Mr. Durham after the election, and not just some jive “report.”

Similarly in US public health, where the central figure in the Covid disaster, Dr. Anthony Fauci, seems to think that retirement will erect an invisible shield from prosecution around him — if he lives long enough. Dr. Fauci’s agile avoidance of giving testimony under oath may be at an end as Federal Judge Terry Doughty has compelled him to be deposed in the joint Missouri-Louisiana lawsuit alleging collusion between the government and tech companies in censoring free speech related to Covid and the “vaccines.”

Rochelle Walensky of the CDC has gone-to-ground for more than a week before the election while reports pile up of soaring all-causes deaths implicating the mRNA shots. Former NIH director Francis Collins lays low, Dr. Ralph Baric is bunkered-in and silent at the University of North Carolina, and scores of other high-up employees present-and-former at CDC, FDA, and other public health agencies must be nervous, if Congress flips, about having to account for what they did to their country. If it does flip….

And so, the midterm election plods to a climax on elephant feet. The shift in sentiment is palpable. Under normal circumstances, the prodigious, naked dishonesty of the Democratic Party of Chaos, and its many gratuitous insults to the voting public — such as the past year’s barrage of drag queen story hours — would lead to an extinction event for the Dems. Their desperation must be such that they will try anything now to stave off an election disaster, including any-and-all forms of ballot fraud. Look to the usual places: Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Arizona.

This time, of course, many observers are watching and they’ll know what to look for. The result could easily be an election the outcome of which won’t be accepted by either party, sparking an invitation to broad civil disorder. I’m not much of a praying man, but tomorrow I’ll get down on my knees for a few words with The Manager.


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  1. Alfred November 7, 2022 at 9:09 am #

    I DEMAND an end to DERIVATIVE Securities, and a return to a sane metric of one dollar of equity equals one dollar of capital.

    “Davos money and influence worms its way through US institutions and works its wicked will, chewing up the structural supports of daily life. One obvious agent is George Soros”

    When individuals became more wealthy than nations, nations became vulnerable to their personal, criminal endeavors. DERIVATIVE securities are money for nothing and checks for free.

    They facilitate the creation of wealth via thin air, and their use has been weaponized since the seventies to take the wealth of sovereign countries, leaving them as vassals to the empire.

    End DERIVATIVES, level the playing field.

    VOTE TOMORROW. Make it hard for them to cheat.

    #FJB

    • Walter B November 7, 2022 at 9:32 am #

      Yes, we have to continue to vote regardless of whether the winners are dialed in by them or not. But more importantly, we must demand peace and negotiation as a primary solution to world problems, and NOT kill ’em all and let God sort ’em out for profit. It should terrify every American to see that both parties clamor for more war and death just so that a bunch of richer-than-shit assholes can afford the deviant lifestyles that they so love.

      In the old days parents used to care about not seeing their sons and daughters sent off to kill political enemies in other countries for MIC profit, but today they don’t seem to give a shit as long as they don’t have to do the fighting themselves. At the rate we are going, everyone is going to wind up fighting, and for their own lives. Can’t wait to see how that turns out.

      • wokethis November 7, 2022 at 9:52 am #

        Give ’em a fair trial, then hang ‘em…

        • Rain Waters November 7, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

          God, we really need Van Helsings to work our hosts list. screw the show trials and lets get it on !

        • Wizard of the Saddle November 8, 2022 at 7:53 am #

          Hanging is too quick and easy for these treasonous bastards.

          Garroting, anyone?

          • redrock November 8, 2022 at 10:16 am #

            Make em live with Hillary for a year.

      • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 10:17 am #

        What I don’t understand is when they tell us that Biden is insisting that Ukraine fight to the last Ukrainian because it gets Americans to vote for his party.

        Say what? Are Americans that evil and blood-thirsty? Gross!

        Or is that just the cover story? I know the real reason they want to empty Ukraine of Ukrainians – it’s easier for Monsanto, Cargill and AG to steal the land when the people are gone.
        Maybe the story that Americans are blood-thirsty ghouls is just the excuse, the way they make up reasons why the stock market goes up and down.
        “Stocks fall on news that buses were running late in Pittsburgh today”.

        • benr November 7, 2022 at 10:28 am #

          Ukraine is the poster child for mob run corruption.
          The country runs on drugs, selling their daughters into prostitution, black market weapons sales and the Bidens are up their eyeballs in it all.
          Grifters got to grift and use taxpayer money and military might to protect it.

          • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 10:33 am #

            Yeah, I know that is a part of it. Ukraine shows what happens when a country is run by criminals and there isn’t enough money flowing to keep ordinary people fed. Everybody turns to crime.

            But the part I was objecting to is when they tell us that Americans vote for war.

          • JTinMD November 7, 2022 at 10:45 am #

            Your comment, benr, also makes perfect sense if you sub in “America” for “Ukraine.” Every effing thing is but another effing racket in America.

            Just sayin’.

          • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

            In operant conditioning, two variables are associated, such that the prior conditioning for a can then be transferred to b.

            Why waste time and money making war movies about Russians when they can be made into Nazis in the popular mind by a bit of sleigh of hand as it were?

            A subject can also be reduced to absolute helplessness, like say a dog who has given up even trying to avoid getting shocked because nothing it does works. That’s where we are now with people actually rooting for the faux Nazis of Ukraine as “our boys”.

        • Walter B November 7, 2022 at 10:57 am #

          I believe that part of the plan Paula, is to show the rest of the world how outright evil and demonic Americ is so that they all turn against us and applaud the CCP take-over. Even if a majority of Americans are not in agreement with the demonic agenda, the media and our leadership control the outward appearance and enforce the idea that we are demonic as a nation.

          And, of course, you have to admit that we’re not really putting up much of a stick about it, are we? Yes, us here, but not out there.

          • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 11:36 am #

            Well, yeah, our rulers are making the case for them and have been for decades.
            The body count is in the millions, and then there are the assassinations, the coups, the bombings, the destroyed countries, the lootings…..it’s easy to make the case. And it does look like there are more and more countries willing to stand up and tell the US to fuck off.
            Part of the process is that the open criminality we were talking about now extends to looting other governments. The US has openly stolen Venezuela, Afghanistan and now Russia’s sovereign funds. What rational country would still think it is safe to invest their sovereign funds in US banks? (I think technically that it is Germany who is stealing Russia’s $350 billion, but Germany is completely under the thumb of US criminals. They aren’t even complaining about the blown-up pipelines! That is craven.)

            FYI, it’s actually the CPC, not the CCP. The name is the Communist Party of China.

          • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth November 7, 2022 at 11:42 am #

            You are correct on the first part. The overuse of sanctions and war has destroyed all creditability of the US, but who is going to back a CCP take over? Bankers?

          • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

            Paula wants a Russian Communist takeover. Alas, they aren’t in power anymore, Putin is.

          • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

            No one wants to take over this country. It’s worse than Ukraine.

            Who wants a bankrupt country filled with drug-addled overweight dumbasses with a huge sense of entitlement?

            I don’t believe that either China or Russia wants anything to do with us.
            Their plan is to back away slowly and hope our insane overlords don’t blow up the world on their way down.

          • Uncle Bob November 7, 2022 at 5:45 pm #

            I have a friend who carries on and on about all these lazy union workers wanting too much, and BLM and Antifa being awful people. He of course would rather die than vote for any Republican because “the Democrats are the friends of the people, not selfish assholes trying to screw over everyone like all you goddamn Republicans.” Biden, Obama and the Clinton’s are good, Trump is worse than Hitler, and Trump voters are merely members of America’s sturmabteilung who need to be stripped of their rights and their freedom. At least he, unlike a grad school prof I endured, doesn’t want all Republicans to be sent off to Auschwitz-style death camps. But this non-thinking “deep thinking” is what confronts everyone who wants America to thrive and become a great place to live again.

        • hortonz November 7, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

          “Educated fools from uneducated schools.”-Curtis Mayfield

      • elysianfield November 7, 2022 at 10:59 am #

        “richer-than-shit assholes can afford the deviant lifestyles”

        Walter,
        …A good job, if you can get it. It has been suggested, by some church leaders, that you have to know sin to fight sin. Sooo…if I win the lottery, I’m gonna get schooled.

        • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 11:37 am #

          You don’t seem like the type to drink baby’s blood though.

          • elysianfield November 7, 2022 at 3:19 pm #

            “to drink baby’s blood”

            Paula,
            Is that a thing? I would drink single malt scotch,, and $200+ bottles of Chianti, but…Where does it say in the bible that drinking baby blood is a sin?

            Parents sometimes eat placenta*.

            You might look this up.

            *I eat raw oysters, but that is where I draw the line….

          • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

            I’m no biblical scholar, but I’m pretty sure the Bible doesn’t forbid alcohol.

            Heck, one of the main characters turned water into wine.

          • Uncle Bob November 7, 2022 at 5:47 pm #

            Drinking blood was enumerated as a sin in Leviticus and Deuteronomy; thus Dracula’s actions are more heinous than an average deflowerer of virgins.

          • Anthea November 8, 2022 at 12:19 am #

            @ elysianfield:

            The Bible does specifically forbid consuming blood–i.e., eating meat with the blood still in it:

            Leviticus 17:13-14 King James Version 13 And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust.

            Also, The Jerusalem Council, formed by the apostles under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, decreed that gentiles should “abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality” (Acts 15:29).”

            Josephus, speaking as a Jew of the 1st century A.D., recorded that “blood of any description he [Moses] has forbidden to be used for food, regarding it as the soul and spirit” (Antiquities iii. 11. 2 [260]; Loeb ed., vol. 4, p. 443).

            Meat with blood was also prohibited by the Eastern Christian Church: “If any bishop, or presbyter, or deacon, or indeed any one of the sacerdotal catalogue, eats flesh with the blood of its life, or that which is torn by beast, or which died of itself, let him be deprived; for this the law has forbidden. But if he be one of the laity, let him be suspended” (Apostolic Canon 63; ANF, vol. 7, p. 504).

            I have omitted several other examples from this link, which it appears I can’t post.

      • tuco22 November 10, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

        I hate to be cynical, but it also helps that the life insurance is up to probably $300,000 now. It was $250,000 when I was in.

    • pyrrhus November 7, 2022 at 10:00 am #

      Yes indeed, voting is especially important in State races where we can actually get things done…In AZ, where Kari Lake has advocated closing the border, and is far ahead in the polls, there will be a particularly intense attempt at vote fraud, particularly in Maricopa county, home of the McCain machine…

      • cbeard November 7, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

        Sadly here in Georgia, again we have a choice between bad and worse, with Bryan Kemp and Stacy Abrams. Neither one is acceptable. Herschel Walker for the senate was the deal breaker for me. Voting is pointless.

        • Ricky.H.Vernio November 7, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

          So, how come Kemp defeated Perdue “in a landslide” in the primaries? I don’t understand it. Trump endorsed Perdue: was that the reason? Do Arizona Republicans dislike Trump? Goodness.

          • farmgal November 7, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

            Perdue was never a Maga man though I will admit to voting for him. I think it comes down to whether you hated Kemp because of his election shenanigans or loved him because of his handling of covid. Most older folks voted for Perdue I think.

        • Uncle Bob November 7, 2022 at 5:49 pm #

          Better Walker than Warnock, who’s devoted to the WEF shit.

        • hortonz November 9, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

          There was a lot of gloating on CNN this morning, which leads one to think that there were a lot of irregularities in the voting process. The Gatekeepers breathed a collective sigh of relief, even though ballots are still being counted, Was the election was already “in the bag” before the first ballots were counted? Will the Republicans pick up one extra seat in the senate and initiate the impeachment hearings in January, Thier has been a lot of talk on this side of the border of dark money influencing the results of Canada’s 2021 election and a promise by the Conservative party to get to the bottom of it. Could dark money be behind the better than anticipated results of Democrat candidates last night?

      • jgalt November 7, 2022 at 4:54 pm #

        As a former resident of Arizona, I can attest to your being correct. The dominant newspaper, The Arizona Republic, is so far to the left that they compete with Pravda in their lies, as well as support actual fraud in on behalf of the Demoncraps. During the 2020 election cycle, signs for China Joe were virtually non-existent, while those for President Trump were everywhere, and he had a huge lead when we all went to bed late election night. Quite a shock when we were advised that China Joe had won, which was a virtual impossibility based on ongoing interview and reports. Does anyone but me remember Biden saying that they were going to, or had done so, pull of the biggest fraud of all time. Seems to be a deleted quote.

        • Uncle Bob November 7, 2022 at 6:56 pm #

          A retired newsman friend said he saw thousands of votes disappear from Trump’s rallies in several states; one state’s counts changed in the time it took the crawl to make it across the bottom of the screen. The same thing happened during the Georgia Senate runoffs. I have no reason to doubt what he told me. And remember, there allegedly was a shouting match between John Roberts on one side, and Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas on the other, over whether the Supreme Court should hear arguments from Trump’s lawyers. Robert’s allegedly argued that the Justices couldn’t hear the arguments because, judging by the Antifa and BLM riots, all their lives would be put in jeopardy. Robert’s won. Nothing like nutless wonders in high office.

          • tuco22 November 10, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

            Keep voting for those elected representatives!

        • tuco22 November 10, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

          Yes, I remember that. I saw the video. They tried to say that the remark was taken out of context, but it wasn’t. It was a stand-alone comment. He said he thought they had put together the most comprehensive or extensive voter fraud system in the United States. And I don’t think it was a case of misspeaking.

    • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 10:16 am #

      Agree: Derivatives. But Republicans have gotten just as rich off them as the Democrats, so I don’t see what good voting will do.

      Excellent comment though. Individuals most certainly should not be more wealthy than nations, for obvious reasons.

    • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 10:19 am #

      Didn’t Soros crash the British pound, back in the day?

      Is he allowed in the UK? I would think not.

      • benr November 7, 2022 at 10:26 am #

        He is not allowed in Russia or Thailand either.
        Not sure why one of these other nations has not spirited the evil little prick back to their respective country to stand trial for crimes against the country.

        • Uncle Bob November 7, 2022 at 6:58 pm #

          I believe Indonesia has a “kill on sight” order against Herr Schwartz, er Soros.

      • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

        He’s just the tip of the spear for the Rothschilds – so of course he is allowed in the UK which is run by them.

      • Night Owl November 7, 2022 at 4:30 pm #

        The City of London within London is all that matters.

    • steppingup November 7, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      Soros is a piker, he cant print money out of thin air. All that free money in derivatives being made has to come from somewhere. Where? Two thousand trillion dollars worth of bets on an 80 trillion worldwide GDP. LOL, LMAO !!! Who owns the central banks, and there is who you need to go after. Or, better yet, we bring back sound money…

      • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

        Logic is great stuff. His job is to be the monster, taking all the attention away from those who fund him.

        Humans are so mentally weak, so easily manipulated…..

        • AKlein November 7, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

          Spot on. The real sociopaths are wealthy beyond imagination, powerful, and most importantly, anonymous even to many, even most, of their high-ranking stooges.whose primary purpose is to draw fire.It’s obvious to those who actually use logic in their thinking. Take Soros, for example. How exactly was he able to amass a fortune given his background? Oh, I know, lots of chutzpah and lots of smarts. And lots of help too. From whom?

          • Uncle Bob November 7, 2022 at 7:01 pm #

            In youth, the German National Socialist Workers’ Party.

            I wonder if he still favors earth tones, especially shades of brown?

        • Rain Waters November 7, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

          neurotypical humans are indeed

      • Anthea November 7, 2022 at 4:12 pm #

        “Two thousand trillion dollars worth of bets on an 80 trillion worldwide….”

        What happens when that shit unwinds? Could be that concern about that is one of his motives.

    • cbeard November 7, 2022 at 11:45 am #

      It doesn’t matter if DC flips to the right. The GOP is just as deep into this shit as the dims. They will do nothing of consequence. Get ready.

      • messianicdruid November 7, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

        They have been pushing the pendulum to the left about as far as it will go. Now it will be pushed right.

        How else to get people clamouring for the antichrist [ in-place-of-christ ] ? “We need a saviour”.

    • abbybwood November 7, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

      The last time I watched MSNBC was election night 2016. Maybe saw bits and pieces of the skullduggery on election night 2020.

      Tomorrow I will check out MSNBC just to watch their heads explode as (hopefully) the Red Wave overwhelms all of them.

      • Rain Waters November 7, 2022 at 4:57 pm #

        long as the pipe doesnt break at midnight

  2. tractorguy November 7, 2022 at 9:14 am #

    “I’m not much of a praying man, but tomorrow I’ll get down on my knees for a few words with The Manager.”

    That’s golden. I’ll have to remember that one!

    Tomorrow will be interesting, for sure.

    Tractorguy

    • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

      The Manager is the babe in the manger. Will you slay him as Herod tried to do?

      NPR just broadcast an abortion live on air. The talking skull commented that the way the nurse was talking the patient through it sounded just a like a child birth.

      • messianicdruid November 7, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

        Actually, he is the owner. The managers are still in training.

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

          Your covert denial of the Trinity is noted. You are spiritual Semite. Allahu Akbar!

          • Amman November 10, 2022 at 4:55 am #

            You and your orthodox shit.

      • Alzaebo November 7, 2022 at 3:17 pm #

        NPR JUST BROADCAST AN ABORTION LIVE ON AIR

        • Night Owl November 7, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

          I caught the intro to that the other night.

          These people are utterly vile.

      • Anthea November 7, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

        These people are filth.

        • Jarek November 8, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

          Mary is in favor of abortion.

  3. Walter B November 7, 2022 at 9:20 am #

    In the end, it all comes down to Good against Evil and as long as far too many Americans replace God with money, they will continue to degrade, be owned, and eventually be enslaved by those that can create the controlling mechanism out of thin air.

    • DrTomSchmidt November 7, 2022 at 9:36 am #

      You agree to hold up your commitments. They write commitments in language that easily allows them to change the terms. The dollar will be replaced by a digital dollar that loses value if not spent.

      Local currencies might help. Instead, we will get the conundrum of recent times: more and more people with seemingly no method of support in the official economy.

    • hmuller November 7, 2022 at 9:50 am #

      I once saw a TV show where a hypnotist went into a shop and talked the proprietor into a receptive state of mind. He then paid for his purchase with white pieces of paper cut to the size of currency. The proprietor in his mind saw legally tender currency.

      Of course, it went unstated that the big joke is on the audience. We see pieces of paper and imagine them valuable.

      • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 10:25 am #

        My dad worked in the company store of a coal camp when he was a teenager.
        When the coal miners ran out of money they would write an IOU on a piece of paper.
        It blew my dad’s mind that scrip would buy as much as government issued money.
        He developed a lifelong interest in money creation from that experience.
        All money is created by debt in this country. If you cancelled the debt you would cancel the money supply, as Jackson found out, and the entire economy would collapse.
        You can’t have a market economy without circulating cash, but you can’t keep a debt-based system going forever, because eventually you can’t issue enough money to pay the interest AND keep the goods and services flowing.
        And that is where we are now. They have been pumping in money to keep the food and energy flowing, so that people can eat and stay warm, but they seem to be getting ready to pull the plug.
        None of us have ever been through the kind of crash that our ancestors suffered through regularly, so most people can’t picture it.
        They keep insisting that we don’t need money to keep the goods flowing, we can just barter or something.
        Yeah….no.

        • justanotherguy November 7, 2022 at 10:53 am #

          at its founding, jefferson wanted the country’s money supply tied to the the land area, with a fixed relationship between the two.

          the story of his battle with hamilton and his coterie is the stuff of legends.

          i had no idea, when i first read that in my late 30’s, what the hell jefferson had in mind.

          that most people do not to this day means that jefferson’s notion was meritless, that it was poorly explained, or that the opposition managed to and continues to own the field.

          all this is simple enough that i have explained it to a class of 8th graders.

          henry ford also said if the people of this country understood money and banking as it is practiced, there would be a revolution before morning.

          they both must be spinning in their graves.

          • JohnAZ November 7, 2022 at 11:05 am #

            He was right. The land in an arable condo my is production. You keep the amount of dollars equivalent to production, inflation will not occur.

            I amazes me that the current administration has forgotten this and just rolls the presses and sends production over seas. Double jeopardy.

          • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 11:39 am #

            You can’t keep the dollar supply limited in a debt-base system, John, that is the point.

            The dollar supply has to continually inflate in order to pay off the interest.

          • justanotherguy November 7, 2022 at 11:57 am #

            pd – which results in wealth being concentrated in the hands of debt issuers.

            “Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits.” – Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920’s, the second richest man in Britain

          • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

            Indeed, justanotherguy, just like the game of Monopoly teaches us.
            Too bad no one seems to learn.

          • Rain Waters November 7, 2022 at 5:02 pm #

            pole dancing their staked hearts

        • messianicdruid November 7, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

          “The Bankers own the Earth.”

          No. The Creator owns the earth. Anything else is pretending.

          “The land is to be divided and never sold”. Until we get this right nothing will change [ all wealth comes from the land ].

          • Anthea November 7, 2022 at 5:58 pm #

            @ messianicdruid:

            Henry George made this case very well, back in the 1800s. (Suggested reading for those who are interested in fundamental economics: “Progress and Poverty.”)

            One of the things that Nock pointed out is that land ownership in the US (and almost everywhere else) confers two distinct monopolies: use value and rent value. Use value is the wealth produced by the land through labor (labor-made property). Rent value is the power to profit from land ownership through means other than labor (law-made property). One of these is to charge rent for the use of it. Another is by means of the speculative increase in the value of the land; e.g., to sell it for a profit. The increase in the value of land is not produced by the labor of the owner, but by its proximity to industrious and flourishing communities. Thus, the owner is profiting from the labor of others.

            One system for preventing land monopoly was the Old Testament method. Land could not be permanently sold. At the end of 50 years, at the time of the jubilee, all land reverted to its original owners. This prevented permanent alienation from the land.

            Henry George’s idea was that rent values should be confiscated through taxation, thus preventing landowners from profiting from ownership by any other means than their labor products. Obviously, this presupposes that you have an honest government, so I don’t see how it could work in practice.

          • messianicdruid November 7, 2022 at 9:10 pm #

            @Anthea – thank you for not capitalizing and making two words out of my handle.

            Also for the book suggestion.

            There is so much land controlled by DC it is obscene.

            godskingdom.org/blog/2018/08/gods-labor-laws-part-6

          • Anthea November 8, 2022 at 12:53 am #

            “Progress and Poverty” is considered a classic on fundamental economics. The quality of the writing is ne plus ultra–sumptuous, exquisite–just a delight. Nock writings are the same way. Besides “Our Enemy, the State,” I would suggest “Memoirs of a Superfluous Man” and his many essays.

            Nock was a bit of a misogynist, though he never spoke of whatever it was that set him off. (He was married, divorced, and had a son.) His detractors like to say that he was antisemitic, but that’s because of one or two mildly unflattering comments about Jews. If I remember right, he said something about them being an Oriental people who didn’t fit in well in the US–or something kind of like that. The main reason that he has detractors sifting through his writings looking for some faint semblance of antisemitism is because he was an old-school conservative. HATED Roosevelt. Much more internally consistent in his views than Ayn Rand (who, IMHO, was all over the place). Also extremely witty.

            I especialy like the line in “Memoirs” where he mentions being aided by “an unscrupulous Providence.”

          • Anthea November 8, 2022 at 12:55 am #

            Oh, and you’d like one of the poems (from India) quoted by Henry George:

            “White parasols
            And elephants mad with pride
            Are the flowers
            Of a grant of land.”

          • messianicdruid November 8, 2022 at 6:50 am #

            Thanks Anthea – lots of good insight. I’ve read some Nock but George is new to me. Anything from that time period should be untouched by subterfuge.

            Money etc. is a difficult subject [ on purpose ] especially when words are misused:

            “Lawful wealth is created by labor; usury gives the wealthy an unfair advantage over the poor. Usury does not create wealth; usury simply takes a portion of the wealth that others are creating through their labor. In other words, while labor itself increases the total amount of wealth in the world, usury simply shifts existing wealth from the laborer to the non-laborer. Hence, over time the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.”

            Confusing Interest with Usury is a tool.

      • JohnAZ November 7, 2022 at 11:02 am #

        The only difference is ink.

        Faith in the value of the dollar is what separates good times from Depressions.

        • hmuller November 7, 2022 at 11:22 am #

          But faith in a fraud is no way to live.

          • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

            As is faith in gold and silver. What if you lose a war and all your reserves are stolen as the vicious Allies did to the Germans after WW1?

            But the Germans found faith in a Man and the system he and his men built. And thus? Thus the economic miracle of Nazi Germany. Workers had it better than ever before, with even manual laborers being encouraged to take vacations.

            This shit had to be stopped. It was – by the people Americans support to this day.

          • messianicdruid November 7, 2022 at 4:21 pm #

            “… the Germans found faith in a Man and the system he and his men built. And thus?”

            Misplaced faith, despite economic success.

          • GreenAlba November 8, 2022 at 6:11 am #

            Their economic miracle didn’t allow them to build tanks as fast as the US. unfortunately for them. They had a government bureaucrat controlling every factory.

      • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

        People go to hear the loved music stars of their youths. A time machine! They don’t hear the actual show and how the singer can’t hit the notes anymore.

    • Miss Demeanor November 7, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      When Trump announced his presidential run, I reacted like everyone else: “What an idiot! How is this Studio 54 buffoon going to get elected and run the country?”
      I happened to watch an interview that was longer than one of the 30 second out-of-context sound bites going around and I realized that the guy was pretty canny and could address many of the concerns I had for the future of our country-mainly draining the Swamp.

      I REALIZED I HAD BEEN SUBCONSCIOUSLY PROGRAMMED BY THE MEDIA OVER THE COURSE OF 20+ YEARS TO NOT TAKE TRUMP SERIOUSLY!

      This is mass hypnosis in its highest form!
      I see the same programming in smart people I know, who assure me that Trump is the lowliest scumbag that ever existed, that he is crooked as s dog’s hind leg, he never paid anyone that worked for him, he bribed every building official in NY, he is a racist who hates black people and that I must be stupid or brain-damaged not to see it.

      I’ve been trying to stay even-handed about all this. I am aware of the possibility that I might l be in my own “echo chamber” and under the spell of the Alternative Conspiracy Theorists etc. My lawyer is concerned and cautions me that I am being duped by right wing disinformation and lectures me on the echo chamber effect. Apparently he has not applied the concept to his own programming.

      So it is with much relief that I read this column every week and can assure myself that either:
      Jim is as deluded as I am or we’re not crazy at all…

      • Walter B November 7, 2022 at 11:02 am #

        The “You’re Fired” show gave a lot of the American public more than enough reason to hate him, for after all, how many people enjoy being fired? He should have called the show, “You’re Hired” IMHO.

        All in all, he certainly made enough verbal blunders to add to that bad rap, but clearly, he was one of the most competent presidents we have had in a long while.

        Too bad the American public has turned elections into popularity contests rather than job interviews.

        • justanotherguy November 7, 2022 at 11:06 am #

          wb – with respect, the american public, outside of its constant bernays therapy, would have little idea what to believe.

          but its not the american public that did it to themselves. take a look at any webster blue reader from the 19th century. the notion of a well educated individual looked very different then.

        • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 11:42 am #

          I never knew anything about Trump except that he was rich and had a reality TV show where he fired people.
          Those two facts would ordinarily be enough to make me dislike him.

          But the full-court campaign against him in 2016 make me think “He must be OK or they wouldn’t hate him so much”.
          And there was nothing he did as president that made me change my mind, except the murder of Solemaini and the others at the airport.
          And I don’t think he actually OK’d that. I think that was Bolton’s doing.

          • Beryl of Oyl November 7, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

            His flaw is that he thinks he can bring people like Bolton around.

          • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

            Yes, your likes and dislikes are disordered.
            It’s good you realized that, even if only in regards to Trump and not in regards to everything.

            Solemaini had a very noble face. I don’t know anymore about him, but I know that.

            Biden said the other day that we’re going to free Iran soon. Karine Joh Pierre. said we will support the Iranian People freeing themselves. Another color revolution on the menu?

          • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

            There is already another color revolution in full swing.

            It’s all about the women, doncha know?

            The US is SO concerned about the women in Iran that they are supporting rioting in the streets.

            Not a peep about the women in Saudi Arabia though.

            Yet.

            But Saudi Arabia turning away from the petrodollar is sure to bring on sudden and deep concern about the well-being of women and gays there.
            And once the Mighty Wurlitzer starts to play its song, watch as Americans dance obediently to its tune.

          • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 10:50 pm #

            Not a peep about the women being beat up at speaker’s corners around the US.

      • justanotherguy November 7, 2022 at 11:03 am #

        this country now exists under 2 mutually exclusive world views, each complete and satisfying to its adherents.

        the major distinction, besides neither being completely free of manipulation by shadowy powers, is that one is reality based, with a notion of fixed morals and consistent human nature.

        the other is aspirational, believing that with no fixed morals, humanity is free to re-design itself, that every one is a blank slate, and that the highest calling is to participate in the ‘governance’ of all of humanity to its over-studied version of utopia.

        if the utopians succeed, we will either have never ending violence against the individual by the state, or a downward slope of disorder and hopeless poverty. the end result: morlocks vs. eloi

        if reality based worldview succeeds, it promises all of us nothing but a continued (forever) battle of vigilance for freedom, with individuals remembering when necessary how to come together in common interest, and that its worth the effort so as to not see our children in chains.

      • JohnAZ November 7, 2022 at 11:06 am #

        One

        Now a few million more.

      • Beryl of Oyl November 7, 2022 at 11:55 am #

        Speaking of crazy, that Kanye West/Harley Pasternak story has become so bizarre and unbelievable, it has to be true.

        You can’t make this stuff up.

        https://twitter.com/restoreorderusa/status/1588556212102082560?s=20&t=Ac_DeZHtz0lwW08_TpuyRg

      • jgalt November 7, 2022 at 5:13 pm #

        As a retired trial attorney, I would advise you to ignore your lawyer’s advice, as most lawyers are now firmly in the leftist camp, and the reasons are simple. First, the Demoncraps give the bar everything they want in legal rights to make more and more money, and the bar responds with campaign donations almost solely to the Demoncraps. Secondly, law schools, in case you have not noticed, have swung left as more and more professors, like the undergrad schools, are confirmed leftists, if not marxists. The American Bar Association and the Attorneys for Justice, formerly the American Trial Lawyers Assn., are as woke as the majority of our college campuses. No, you are not crazy, but the machinations of the Demoncraps/marxists are truly designed to make you crazy or destroy you as a free-thinking citizen.

        • messianicdruid November 8, 2022 at 6:59 am #

          attorn – intransitive verb [ root of attorney ]

          1. To recognize or bring about a transfer, especially of property.

          2. To transfer (something) to another.

          3.To turn, or transfer homage and service, from one lord to another. This is the act of feudatories, vassals, or tenants, upon the alienation of the estate.

          They are Officers of the Court

      • tuco22 November 10, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

        Yeah, at first, I thought the same thing, but then I thought, you know, isn’t that what the presidency is all about, someone from “the people” who wants a shot at addressing the problems that plague us as a nation. So give him a shot. And you know what? He got gas prices down to $2 or less a gallon, he got Kim Jong Un to stand down, he got us out of the Paris climate accords and the Kyoto protocol, he forced other nations to pay “their fair share” in NATO, he addressed our southern border insecurity. They hated him because he cost them 4 years. Because judgment is at an appointed time, and just because they lost 4 years under Trump doesn’t mean they get 4 years added to the timetable. It means they’re 4 years closer to judgment and 4 years behind their timetable. So it doesn’t surprise me that they’re going at warp speed implementing their plans.

  4. Long Gamma November 7, 2022 at 9:21 am #

    Alfred,

    Ending mortgages too?

    • Alfred November 7, 2022 at 4:44 pm #

      Aren’t mortgages collateralized loans?

  5. Penelope Dreadful November 7, 2022 at 9:26 am #

    The Dems should drill down on Oil, and stop drilling down on lies. But they won’t, unless they start getting shellacked.

    • happiface November 7, 2022 at 10:10 am #

      want do you mean? drill for more oil?

      • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 10:26 am #

        It’s Magical Thinking.

        • Ron Anselmo November 7, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

          Exactly Paula – fantastical thinking, born of fantasy.

      • Night Owl November 7, 2022 at 4:26 pm #

        Yes. We should drill for more oil.

  6. benr November 7, 2022 at 9:27 am #

    The rot is at every level local, state and federal.
    The foundation is full of progressive termites and worms eating away at the fabric of our Representative Republic.
    A simple election won’t fix what is ailing this great nation.
    The repair requires doing to the progressives what they have done to our society.
    Starting when the children are very young and educating them on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness with a healthy dose of respect for others and moral values.
    The value systems must be installed early and reinforced with a system of just laws and actual news delivered with zero bias.
    An actual proper civics class with a heaping helping Government, Constitution and bill of rights.

    I have some faith this can be done because when I started reading this blog, I read it to read a sane person with many opposing views.
    While we still might have some opposing views.
    I have not read anything here from you in several years that I did not already believe or come to agree with.

    • Walter B November 7, 2022 at 9:33 am #

      Yes benr, the stench of corruption even exists at the small, local levels as well. Trust me, I know and fight it still.

      • benr November 7, 2022 at 9:35 am #

        You’re a good man Walter keep up the fight.

      • Rowdypiglet November 7, 2022 at 10:24 am #

        The reason we find it so hard to fight progressives is that they do have something we don’t have: the deep seated desire to impose their will on others and pull them into their fantasy world. It’s what drives them at every moment of their lives, and what gives them the patience to keep pushing at every boundary, at every moment, no matter where they are or what they are doing. They find a way to push their agenda any and everywhere, all the time. It’s what they are, and all they are, and they bring it to everything they do.

        The rest of us have more than one facet. We just want to have and live our lives, and find this ideological obsessiveness an annoyance right up to the point where it completely overwhelms us. We dedicate our lives to many and varied interests and concerns – family, friends, hobbies, work, reading, making things, growing things. On the other hand, a person who is ideologically possessed has nothing else and is nothing else.

        If you’ve ever had the misfortune to encounter a true fan, of something like Star Trek, you encounter this same pathetic and maddening phenomenon. It isn’t possible to talk to them because they have only a single lens through which to see the world. They bring every attempt at conversation back to what Kirk or Picard would do, or some other absurd irrelevancy. They dress up and pretend to be characters in a fantasy, they have no actual lives. It’s pitiful but also dangerous. Before the internet, these emotional dwarves could gather together a few times a year at best. Most of them still had to work. Social media has made it possible for them to band together in a way they never could before, and to act as a single unit, infesting entities of all kinds – churches, companies, schools – until they reach critical mass and can take over. The rest of us have actual lives, and resist dealing with them until we’re forced to.

        • justanotherguy November 7, 2022 at 11:13 am #

          progressive belief has become as all encompassing for them as wonder and faith in a universe built on higher consciousness has for many of us.

          my own belief suffuses my every moment, and leads me to gratitude, reverence, joy and beauty.

          if that were taken away, the hollow fear at one’s core would demand to be filled.

          the progressives are at the ready, with their ever-changing manure pile of the latest thing, and a shove.

        • SW November 7, 2022 at 11:15 am #

          The Trekkies have some real competition in delusional behavior with the Hollywood types, people like Rob Reiner, Bill Maher and Michael Beschloss who went on TV and stated:

          “MAGA Republicans” were threatening democracy — warning that if so-called GOP “election deniers” were successful in next week’s midterms “our children will be arrested and conceivably killed.” and then:

          “We could be six days away from losing our rule of law and losing a situation where we have elections that we all can rely on. You know, those are the foundation stones of a democracy,” concurred Beschloss, the author of nine books on the American presidency. ”

          Maher’s New Rules on Friday echoed the same pathetic, paranoid nonsense that democracy will be over if Republican on the ballot who question the 2020 election results are elected.

          And these are the smart people. And what’s even more amazing is they all act like Biden is a fully functioning man who’s actually making decisions.

          • Rowdypiglet November 7, 2022 at 11:49 am #

            Reiner is an imbecile who might believe anything, but the other two are lying and they know it. These are cowardly, despicable human beings.

          • Beryl of Oyl November 7, 2022 at 11:56 am #

            I think Reiner is actually nuts and no one has noticed.

          • BeeGee November 7, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

            Ordinary progressives have bought these notions and speak of violent fascist MAGA believers. It’s virtually a religion with them.

            I love the idea of fighting fire with fire and educating children into support for liberty.

          • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

            Every time Maher seems to be getting better, he reverts. Not uncommon.

          • Soul Forensics November 7, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

            On Maher:

            It has to be remembered he was a constant visitor at Hefner’s parties. Good times and free pussy with no strings attached. He never married and has no children. His ‘spiritual’ belief system is strictly based on unbridled hedonism and narcissism.

            At the same time, he’s smart enough to realize many of the hypocrisies of our times, hence his erratic alignments with the right, or against his version of the Deep State, on specific issues (Islam, stupid obese people, corporate kleptocracy, etc).

            When push comes to shove, Maher reverts to bashing Christians (and therefore Republicans), since under their rule, Maher’s terrified the right, in power, will take away his freeform sex life and cult of the cool.

          • Night Owl November 7, 2022 at 4:26 pm #

            SF, spot on regarding Maher.

            I also think he is a pedophile. He has made comments about love not being restricted by age, and, IIRC, his production company was called Kid Love Productions.

          • Alfred November 7, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

            Democrats = popular vote – A Democracy
            Republicans = electoral college – A Republic

            The implementation of our polity is elegant and allows nuance to participate. Mob rule is a blunt force instrument.

        • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

          Yes, but remember: They’ve made a whole culture with this as the backdrop. Protests aren’t some dreary time taken out of their lives – it’s a Party, it’s where you meet your future wife or husband.

          If we could muster the social energy of any of these cults, we could free ourselves. Oh and btw and perhaps significantly, all of these scifi and fantasy cults and conventions? They are controlled by the Democratic mindset. You better keep any conservative ideas to yourself. It is the Master program and they are just sub-programs, so Rowdy’s idea is correct.

          Us? My local Stop the Steal protest garnered a few hundred people most weeks. Perhaps once approaching a thousand. Why not tens of thousands?
          We just don’t have what they have. Their religion is of this world. We want to go the game or some shit on our day off.

        • Daddyotis November 7, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

          RP;

          That was the most concise, truthful, and thoughtful description of progressives that I’ve heard in a long time. Kudos!

        • Uncle Bob November 7, 2022 at 8:32 pm #

          Deer dawson, in essence, the Progressives = the Borg.

          Sorry, it had to be said.

          Your description of Trekkies is apt, for a reason I’ll mention in a moment. FWIW, I preferred the original show to TNG and the other derivatives of Gene Roddenberry’s progressive utopian vision.

          • Uncle Bob November 7, 2022 at 8:39 pm #

            Gah! Damn autocorrect!

            And I’ve already forgotten the first two words of my reply, so it’s about as muddled as the local news. /sigh

          • benr November 9, 2022 at 10:43 am #

            @uncle bob

            First world problems are a real pita huh?

      • Anthea November 7, 2022 at 6:52 pm #

        @ Walter B:

        “the stench of corruption even exists at the small, local levels as well.”

        Hoo, boy, does it!

        Corruption at the city and county level was off the charts around here during the real estate boom leading up to 2008. The mayor, city council, and landowners’ association, and all their relatives and cronies were neck-deep in schemes to cheat people out of their property.

        To give you an idea of the sheer nerve of some of these schemes: There was a young guy who was recently divorced and in need of a place to live, so his parents bought him a single-wide trailer on about an acre of land at the tax auction for about $2,000. It was a pretty decent place, quite liveable, which I knew because I went inside and looked around a couple of times.

        Anyway, as soon as the young guy moved in, the town mayor went out to the trailer and tacked a condemnation notice on it. There had been no court proceeding. The mayor just printed a condemnation notice off of the city’s computer printer. Then the mayor sent the city cop over to arrest the young guy for living in a condemned property.

        Unfortunately for the city, they tangled with the wrong guy. Turns out that his father was a lawyer for a labor union. When the city cop came around to arrest him, he noted that there had been no judicial proceeding to condemn the property and told the cop, “Go ahead and arrest me, if you’d like your ass in a sling.” The cop was well aware that the condemnation was…ahem…”extrajudicial,” so he backed off. The city cop came by my house about a week later to tell me his side of the story. He claimed that when the mayor ordered him to arrest the guy, he had inquired, “Isn’t there supposed to be a judge’s signature or something on here?” The mayor replied, “No, no. Just go arrest him.”

        Afterwards, city officials and their cronies set about spying on the guy while he was fixing the place up, in hopes of giving him a ticket for a codes violation. So the guy contacted the county cops, who went down to city hall and told the city officials that they would be arrested for stalking, if they didn’t cease and desist on that shit.

        The young guy lived there for a number of years after that, with no further trouble.

        I could tell MANY more stories (some too complex to conciselly relate) of city government frauds, and, at the county level, bribery among lawyers and judges–which remains endemic, though the crooked real estate schemes came to a halt after 2008, and we got an honest city government.

    • Amman November 7, 2022 at 11:09 am #

      Ha! The children are taken away from parents by TV and the cinema and the tablet they bought for them because their friends in school had some. It is becoming a question of how many people are normal and how many digital organization of influence they have setup as big as the NRA.

  7. benr November 7, 2022 at 9:34 am #

    The outright hypocrisy on display all over!

    msn.com/en-us/news/us/southwest-pilot-reportedly-used-anti-biden-phrase-over-pa-system/vi-AA13NZDF?ocid=windirect&cvid=b10daa4efe9440bc80345be697d89865&category=foryou

    How many people were told to remove Trump clothing or were refused service?
    How many times have we had to endure some wild eyed crazy progressive spew anti-Trump screeds?

    At the height of anti-trumpism I was flying southwest, and I overheard many employees discussing Trump in a negative light.
    Counseling chit which should be removed in six months end of problem.

    • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 10:21 am #

      Dumping on Trump is the default. But we’re not allowed to dump on Biden. 100% spot on, the hypocrisy is appalling.

      Likewise, the hypocrisy among some CFNers who denigrated me for saying that I hoped JHK would remove certain abusers from his blog, as being “anti-free speech,” are now praising Elon Musk for kicking “the wrong kind of” people off Twitter.

      There’s enough hypocrisy to go around, that is for sure.

      • Rowdypiglet November 7, 2022 at 10:34 am #

        MaryQ, I think there’s a distinction to be made between comments on a blog and on a social media platform like Twitter. I don’t think it would be hypocritical for our host to remove whomever he wishes. This is a sort of extension of his living room, and he can tell a guest to get lost if he wishes.

        As far as kicking the wrong kind of people off Twitter, I think it’s within the bounds of reason and free speech to remove those people who threaten to do physical harm to others or who engage in fraud (such as pretending to be someone else). Other than that, I’d let it rip.

        That being said, if “the wrong kind of people” fit the definition I just gave, then I wouldn’t say it’s hypocritical to be pleased at their removal. In general, I find vastly more hypocrisy on the left than on the right as presently constituted. It’s one of the primary things that drove me out of the party of chaos.

        • K-Chien November 7, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

          Yes, the owner of a website can do what he/she wants. A social media platform can’t arbitrarily ban people in the same way. Social Media can’t reflect bias in a free country, or our country is not free.

          For anybody who thinks free speech is an obligation here, I suggest you get your own website. When you pay your, bill you will think about who should be in charge of your website a bit more deeply.

          This is JHK’s free speech platform, not yours.

          What gets me is the 40 billion Musk paid for his website. Web space on a server costs no more than an old school magazine subscription. Code to run it is not hard to write once you learn how so a dozen software engineers is all you would need to run something as big as Twitter. Compared to 40 billion all those wages would be a drop in a bucket and in truth hardly that.

          The thing is, all people have bias. Not to have bias would mean you have the brains of a jellyfish.

          More important is do you tolerate dissent and are you honest. Are you Quasi-literate or are you literate. That is the question.

        • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 10:47 pm #

          Rowdy, I agree with you completely. I’ve also said I am behind JHK’s decision to ban certain people 100%.

          When I said that, I got attacked by several people up here. Mainly, SSL, Jarek and OG, among others.

          But now they are cheering on Elon Musk for whacking the libtards off of Twitter.

          So, I see them as hypocrites. BTW, they were not cheering Elon for kicking off Griffiths, they were praising him for taking over and cleaning house. Which means, doing the same thing the old boss at Twitter was doing. Just targeting a different group.

          • Suburban_elk November 8, 2022 at 8:54 am #

            Trump’s bleeding and severed head, Kathy held in her arms (in her twitter post).

            That could be characterized as bad taste; or, more reasonably, as the threat of violence against a particular person, the sitting president no less, and as such not protected by free speech.

            The other bans that Elon is making, have a similar reason, perhaps. The libs of twitter are well known to be casual and callous in their threats of violence against political opponents. They have gotten away with it for a long time.

          • Jarek November 8, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

            No, I’m not in favor of him kicking anyone off twitter.

            Show me where I said that, asshole.

          • MaryQueen November 8, 2022 at 9:32 pm #

            Isn’t it interesting how violent Jarek gets when someone puts words in HIS mouth he claims he hasn’t said?

            Now, perhaps, you understand how annoyed most up here are with you for misquoting us.

            If that was a misquote – I’m pretty sure you’ve been rah rah rah Elon all the way.

      • justanotherguy November 7, 2022 at 11:18 am #

        kawwwweeeennn’s idea of an abuser that should be removed:

        anyone that hates feminism. because ideas (or opposition thereof) is violence.

        astounding hypocricy.

        • Anthea November 7, 2022 at 7:04 pm #

          @ justanotherguy:

          Meh. I’d draw the line at truly abusive comments, regardless of whom they were directed at. We have a couple of people here who contribute nothing other than name-calling and derisive comments. In cases where this was consistently their MO, I’d boot them. I also wouldn’t tolerate false statements–though I’d give them a warning or two on that.

          • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

            jaog has only one speed: MARYQ FEMINIST BAD! DERPY DERPY DOOO!!!

            He’s boring.

          • justanotherguy November 10, 2022 at 6:59 pm #

            again,

            DGAF about kaweeeennnnnne – not interesting or significant enough in this world to bother calling good, bad or anything. just a sock puppet on a public blog.

            feminism is the problem. its not about you.

      • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

        Praising Elon Musk for kicking the wrong kind of people off Twitter? That doesn’t make much sense. Unless you can rephrase or explain that, it’s just nonsense you’re making up.

        • mrs_saj November 7, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

          It’s really early in the new world of a Musk-Owned-Twitter to know how it’s going to go. Did any of you read that several twits have tweeted about being extorted for $15,000 to have an already denied blue check mark by their name magically approved? Musk replied to one of these tweeters with a “YUP”. So Musk apparently knows about it. The storyline is just getting weirder and weirder.

          And I think Musk has a thrown a few people off Twitter, like Kathy Griffin, who lost her mind some time around the 2016 election.

          Let’s just wait and see. Musk is always full of surprises. I don’t like him per se, but I am cheering on some of the things he does. He really has a world view that is uniquely his own.

        • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 10:44 pm #

          Might want to check your buddy SF’s comment below.

      • Soul Forensics November 7, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

        MaryQ,

        Read my response to you on this issue very late last thread.

        Musk is 100% correct, legally so. Libel is a serious felony. What Musk outlines qualifies as libel. Character assassination buttressed by lies under the guise of sarcastic impersonation is a clear cut case of libel. if you were famous, and the frequent twitter pile-ons from envious idiots went after you, you’d have full recourse (and the upper hand) in suing them — and winning.

        Libel, slander, and incitement to violence — the three exceptions to free speech.

        But your mind is simplistic. It runs on a a binaristic parallel track. You simply can’t fathom or negotiate your way through even the mildest case of nuanced situational thinking.

        • Night Owl November 7, 2022 at 4:21 pm #

          I agree RE: Musk.

          And generally the jury remains out on the guy for me.

          Some of what he preaches is inevitable, but the larger question is how the powerful technologies that have arisen over the past decade or two will actually be used down the road.

          Stuff like this does not just disappear. The Panora’s Box conundrum.

          • Night Owl November 7, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

            “Pandora”

          • Soul Forensics November 7, 2022 at 5:20 pm #

            Yes, I’m under so illusion that Musk is going to be some saviour of the so-called alt-right or the unjabbed deplorables. At this stage, it’s too early to make any sensible conclusions. Strictly case-by-case.

          • Soul Forensics November 7, 2022 at 5:20 pm #

            “under no illusion”

          • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 9:49 pm #

            He just MIGHT, SF!

            The transhumanist billionaire who, instead of helping out humanity some other way with 44 billion dollars, bought a social media platform, so he could hijack one stupid political party message over the other just in time for elections.

        • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:32 pm #

          You’re a complete moron who falls for every psyops that comes down the pike.

          I can’t wait to shove your face in this one later on.

          It isn’t as if anyone can’t look up all the stuff Elon is for, such as transhumanism, needless animal torture and experimentation, and being a card-carrying member of the same people who are running the entire global fiasco.

          But then, I actually do my homework before I type.

        • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

          LOL.

        • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 9:48 pm #

          Imagine, thinking it’s “libel” for a comedian to use your name on Twitter, when it’s obvious to everyone what she’s doing.

          I can’t stand Cathy Griffith, but that’s just fucking ridiculous.

      • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:33 pm #

        Oooooh did I hit a chord or WHAT!

        LOL.

    • Alfred November 7, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      The Emmanuel Goldstein of our times.

      #FJB

  8. Hardrock November 7, 2022 at 9:37 am #

    Here’s why I seek proof of the all-cause mortality….in the link to ISRAELNATIONALNEWS, we find this statement:

    “According to the report, which was released by the US Food and Drug Administration to provide background information on its August 2021 decision to grant full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine after offering limited emergency authorization of use in last December, six months after the vaccine’s clinical trial began, the total number of deaths reported in the vaccinated group was nearly one-quarter higher than the number of deaths in the placebo group.”

    The FDA report is linked and a superficial reading of that report indicates that the article’s claim that the vaxxed deaths were nearly one-quarter higher that the placebo group is based on THIS:

    (From the FDA report)….

    From Dose 1 through the March 13, 2021 data cutoff date, there were a total of 38 deaths, 21 in the COMIRNATY group and 17 in the placebo group. None of the deaths were considered related to vaccination.

    Now, it’s been almost 50 years since I got a “C” in statistics but a difference of four in the vaxxed and placebo groups for such a small sample size makes me question the motives of the reporter.

    IF THERE IS EXCESS ALL CAUSE MORTALITY, PEOPLE SHOULD HANG….but let’s not rush to judgement.

    Someone please show me the proof.

    • Hardrock November 7, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

      What??? No takers? No proof?

      In the end, the best advice is follow the money….so, if there is excess death, where are the ambulance chasers? Regardless of the product liability waiver, if an attorney can show negligence and MALICE, he’s going to sue. The class action suits should be coming out our ears.

      I wrote the following in the Deep State Oracle section of my journal which you can access by clicking on “Hardrock” above.

      When companies and government agencies started mandating the shots, my first thought was, ok, you’re making me take a shot that is unapproved and that I don’t want. If I suffer an adverse reaction, how likely is it that my health insurer will refuse coverage because the FDA has not approved the shot? In that case, will the government/my employer agree to cover all my medical expenses and lost wages? How many people asked about any of this when forced to get a vax? If I had been in this position, I would have written up my own such agreement and asked for signatures before even THINKING about the shot.

  9. niner November 7, 2022 at 9:38 am #

    Thank you Mr. Kunstler for reminding us of the moment we are in, where prayer and humility are our only sure solace.

    It is going to take all the courage we can muster to win through this attack on our morals, our culture, and our politics, not to mention our economy.

    Who do we trust. And even if we trust them, we have to be willing to advise them of error and mistake.

    All those sheer villains you mention, we need to pick them up by the scruff of their necks and boot them out.

    And many others.

  10. KK November 7, 2022 at 9:40 am #

    I have been puzzling over how Civil War 2.0 might play out. I finally came to the conclusion that this could be like Northern Ireland in the 1980s.

    In other words, as Orlov has written, “Lots of holes in things.”

    Sadly.

    • benr November 7, 2022 at 9:48 am #

      That won’t happen as long as the water flows, there is food on the shelves and the lights turn on.
      Compared to many places we still have it to good and life is still essentially easy.

    • Alfred November 7, 2022 at 11:00 am #

      I thought so too, picked up

      “Say Nothing”
      Patrick Radden Keefe

      Just getting started

      #FJB

    • MD3 November 7, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

      The security/surveillance state has assured that nothing like that can ever happen again. There is no way to organize any resistance that is not immediately captured and defused by the deep state. The security/surveillance state would have to be smashed and dismantled before anything like that could occur. Even then, look at the prospects. During TWBTS, the South was the most unified any section of this nation has ever been. Far more unified than the North and even more so than the colonists. And they still lost.

      • K-Chien November 7, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

        I beg to differ. The population of the Confederate States in 1860 (according to the 1860 census) stood at 9,103,332. Of that number, 3,521,110 were enslaved African-Americans.

        I think your definition of unity came from a drag queen story hour. Do you think slaves were rooting for the stars and bars?

        The security/surveillance state has assured that nothing like the TWBTS can ever happen again, I totally agree with you.

        Predatory capitalism is king and the security/surveillance state will keep it that way come hell or high water.

        • CrusherMuldoon November 7, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

          @ K-Chien: In any language this mutt is still K-Dog

      • jgalt November 7, 2022 at 5:38 pm #

        The manufacturing base was solely in the North, with basically all agriculture supporting the South. The North also had a much larger population than the South, which showed on the battlefields. Still, it took 4 bloody years to subdue the South. The U.S. has an estimated 60 million hunters, with the majority likely opposed to the gun-grabbing Demoncraps/marxists. How many of the woke military, thanks to China Joe, Milley, and Austin, would remain and fight against American citizens for their woke ideology? What percentage of our special forces have they converted to the woke ideology who would fight against Americans? Frankly, you had best look at the 4-5 million mostly military age illegal men as being designed to fight against American citizens, if you want an explanation for the inexplicable allowance of the ongoing invasion on our Southern border. Is China Joe and the Demoncrap Party that corrupt and evil? You betcha!

    • Not_GeorgeT November 8, 2022 at 7:51 am #

      ‘Northern Ireland in the 1980s.’ certainly some similarities. The timeline for this particular period in Irish history goes back to the 1960’s. Bloody Sunday was 30 January 1972.

      The underlying issues go back centuries.

      • Not_GeorgeT November 8, 2022 at 8:03 am #

        Internment without trial as practiced by the Brit military during “the Troubles” has many similarities regarding those imprisoned since 6 January 2021.

  11. Ishabaka November 7, 2022 at 9:46 am #

    “Drag queen horror hours”

    • hmuller November 7, 2022 at 9:59 am #

      It would make a good short story in the Stephen King style. The day some clueless drag queens accepted a gig to read to The Children of the Corn.

      • Rowdypiglet November 7, 2022 at 10:36 am #

        Great idea for a short story, hmuller, but it would have to be written by someone other than Stephen King. If written by his present incarnation, the drag queens would triumph and we’d all be sorry we didn’t affirm them.

        • Beryl of Oyl November 7, 2022 at 11:28 am #

          I think that accident left him worse off than we knew.

          • Rowdypiglet November 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

            There really is something creepy and deeply disturbing about the way people you know personally or knew as public figures have been replaced by malignant, narrative spewing pod people. I’m not speaking metaphorically. Unless you genuinely believe that we are walking sacks of meat, it’s impossible not to notice and keep noticing the spiritual aspect of this thing. I’ve used the words “demonic” and “evil” almost daily in the last few years – words I’ve used almost never before in my entire life. I know of no other way to describe what I see, so I fully understand our host’s inclination to get down on his knees.

          • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

            His work has always been very popular among lower middle class Whites – whom he hates with a passion. I bet he always did secretly. Very, very common among the creative and chattering classes.

          • mrs_saj November 7, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

            Rowdypiglet,

            I don’t see the people of my acquaintance the same way as I did prior to 2016. Not one. It started with Trump Derangement Syndrome, which if it’s not in the medical journals, it should be. Most people I know have become pod people, meat bots, whatever you want to call them. They are programmed to do certain things. Some are filled with rage; everything is either Trump’s fault or because of climate change or racism. Some have become so submissive and credulous that the idea that our government or the “media” would lie to them is akin to aliens landing and inviting us all back to their place. A very small number of the people that I know have stood up and been counted. I hope they consider me to be one of them.

            It has shaken my faith in humanity.

          • JackStraw November 7, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

            @Rowdypiglet

            I see the same world, and I honestly feel like I’m living in the body snatchers movie.

            I’ve been a devout aetheist all my life, but I’m starting to think that maybe there is an evil force that has taken over these pod people, because so many of the issues they’re pushing are so clearly demonic.

          • Mick November 7, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

            There is nothing new under sun with regards to the evil of this world. Most of us here, who were born after WW2 grew up and lived most of our adulthood in relative peace and prosperity. (Unless of course you served in Vietnam, but that was ‘over there’. Most didn’t suffer anything in the US). Most of human history has been chaotic and filled with wars, despotic tyrannies, pestilences, etc…. We’re at the beginning of a cycle in which all these things are going to be new again. (Everything old is new again). But this time, this time, despotic tyrants have some new toys. High tech and everything that that gives them. The CCP is perfecting it right now. It will come here. But, not without a fight. Oh……I almost forgot my point…..The god of this world is the Devil(s). Most, even here, forget this.

          • Bobby E November 8, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

            Must have been a republican driver. He hates Trump.

    • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 10:21 am #

      Drag Queen grooming hours….

  12. rudyspeaks November 7, 2022 at 9:51 am #

    The worst aspect of the degradation of the Democratic Party is that, in a shallow, uneducated nation, the (equally-vile) Republicans become the by-default, “answer” to the present mess. America has a one-party system (2 “flavors”, no alternative programs), run by the same bosses. Every time one end of the party screws up too much we futilely scream “throw the bums out”… overlooking the inconvenient reality that that means voting BACK IN the same morons you voted out 4 years ago! Rinse & repeat. A 2 party system REQUIRES a second party.

    • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 10:22 am #

      THANK YOU.

    • beantownbill. November 7, 2022 at 10:31 am #

      You’ve just stated why I don’t vote. Despite what good people like Walter do, I still believe it’s a waste of time to vote in a one-party system. The rot and corruption run deep, and the only way to change that is to act in ways that terrify the establishment, and to change the system as it now stands. Otherwise, if the Dems are kicked out tomorrow, the public, much to their chagrin, will eventually find that the new power-brokers are just the same as the old ones.

      I’m not playing that game.

      • SW November 7, 2022 at 11:26 am #

        The only people who questioned policies enacted during covid were Republicans. I’m hoping if they win the Senate, Rand Paul will carry through with his promise to hold hearings and Fauci can be put under oath and be forced to answer some very pointed questions.

        And the consequences of these draconian covid measures should not be swept under the rug by people who just want to “move on and forgive.” The ones who unquestionably followed orders should be able to see that they were lied to and manipulated. Or else it could easily happen again.

        • Ron Anselmo November 7, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

          OK, then what?

          • Uncle Bob November 8, 2022 at 5:52 am #

            I’d like to think there’d be punishment for the bastards. More than likely, the corporate media would twist the story, as usual, and Fauci et al would be hailed as heroes yet again.

      • Night Owl November 7, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

        Not playing the game?

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      • Rain Waters November 7, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

        IOW participation in a system of psychopathy has been called charachteropathy.

        no thanks

      • Mick November 7, 2022 at 8:49 pm #

        I respect that viewpoint, and I almost didn’t vote this time for the same reason. But I decided that there are some local issues I wanted to weigh in on, such as stopping the building of more “Taj Mahal” schools which will raise property taxes. I also voted against the proposition to “build housing for the homeless”. Sounds good, but when government, even local governments, undertake “solving the homeless problem” they just make it worse. Plus, there is a lot of graft in “building homes for the homeless”. Or “un-housed”, as the Orwellian libs like to say now. (They hate the concept of ‘home’). On all the candidate races I voted Libertarian. Where there wasn’t a Libertarian I just left it alone. So, essentially my whole ballot said “No” to the status quo. I’m sure it will help! Bwahahahaha…..

        • Not_GeorgeT November 8, 2022 at 8:39 am #

          ‘but when government, even local governments, undertake “solving…’

          Seems you’re echoing the ‘government doesn’t solve much’ thought and ‘the bigger the government, the bigger the problems it creates’ is the logical extension.

          There needs to be some organization of society as it emerges from
          the ‘state of nature’. ** The problem enters when the organization grows and people start manipulating it for personal gain instead of leaving it alone.

          It keeps coming back for a repeat performance.

          The variations on ‘that government governs best which governs least’, attributed to various individuals, puts the issue into a small, neat package. I’d like to keep it there. History, such as history of Western Civ, shows it to be an as of yet unsolved problem (or maybe an unresolved issue?)

          **Could try staying in ‘state of nature’ as an option.

    • Rowdypiglet November 7, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      rudyspeaks, My resistance to leaving the Democratic party was the necessity of either giving up entirely or moving to the Republican party. Eventually, my resistance was sufficiently eroded because, as bad as they are, there are not too many Republicans promoting drag queen story hour or surgical mutilation of children. But we need to do much better than two parties that are only marginally different from each other.

      • jgalt November 7, 2022 at 5:42 pm #

        And Republicans and conservatives do not “swat” their opposition in efforts to get them killed by the police. Seems to be happening fairly often, and always by the leftist loons like antifa, blm, and other useful idiot leftists.

        • rudyspeaks November 9, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

          Hah! You are having a joke with me, senor! The “right” doesn’t try to kill their opposition? Um, MLK, BOTH Kennedys, Fred Hampton for starters. They’re trying to kill Julian Assange right now (both parties…again!) Trouble is, shallow Americans think the media is “liberal”, so your whole frame of reference is skewed. Red Pill: 5 groups of Billionaires own 97% of everything you hear, read or see… they are 4 right wing families (Murdochs [36% of all media], Luces, Disneys, Redstones) and Comcast. Such Bolsheviks, huh? Supported every Lie-fueled war in the last 70 years. Again, Dem or Repub, no effing difference.

    • Alfred November 7, 2022 at 11:06 am #

      Yes.

      I have to reckon, however, that MOST PEOPLE are in the center. If there is to be a true reform of our polity, it will come from the center.

      I think some savvy politicos are picking up on that. Of course, we’ve been running from the left side to the right side of the boat for so long, the next roll may capsize us.

      Could all be bullshit, IDK.

      #FJB

      • Not_GeorgeT November 8, 2022 at 8:42 am #

        ‘The center’, something like homeostasis. When the extremes occur, things get out of hand. The human body, such a marvelous creation, is always striving for balance.

  13. neurodoc November 7, 2022 at 9:54 am #

    The outcome of tomorrow’s ‘election’ may not matter much. Reports (NOT from the corporate legacy media) are coming in of diesel fuel not being available in large swaths of North Carolina, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. Tennessee has put on draconian limits of amounts of diesel one can purchase, including truckers. I saw clear evidence of that yesterday on a road trip. World Made by Hand is likely closer that it has ever been since JHK wrote the first book in the series several years ago. No diesel = no gasoline, no food, no medical supplies, no nothing!!! Those who have not prepped heavily will starve and freeze, if not put out of their misery by looters.

    • Disaffected November 7, 2022 at 10:07 am #

      Not sure most of that can be prepped for adequately in any case.

      • happiface November 7, 2022 at 10:18 am #

        in the east usa probably not,too many damn people–out west if your connected (not by coruption,just who you know) you can get anything or somebody you know can,no problem–my family has cattle ranches,trucks,know how–we will support our small community–hopefully we won’t get overrun–one hiway in or out,large mountain ranges would make it tough for the mad max crowd

        • neurodoc November 7, 2022 at 10:28 am #

          James Wesley Rawles, a former spec ops guy in the Bosnia war, wrote a series of apocalyptic books that often feature the idea of a ‘golden horde’ coming from california into the western states and devastating the latter’s resources (e.g. feasting on cattle at will, similar to what’s happened in South Africa). Hope that doesn’t happen to you and yours.

          • MiddlePeninsula November 7, 2022 at 10:45 am #

            Neurodoc,
            I had to stop reading JWR’s blog. Every once in awhile he would go after his readers. If you don’t live on the edge of a national forest in the willie wags of Idaho, you are so stupid. I got tired of it. That little man needs to realize PRIDE

          • MiddlePeninsula November 7, 2022 at 10:46 am #

            Neurodoc,
            I had to stop reading JWR’s blog. Every once in awhile he would go after his readers. If you don’t live on the edge of a national forest in the willie wags of Idaho, you are so stupid. I got tired of it. That little man needs to realize PRIDE is one of the seven deadly sins.

          • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

            Also known as the FSA or Free Shit Army.

          • Rain Waters November 7, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

            theyve been in Ashland for decades already

      • Alfred November 7, 2022 at 11:12 am #

        None of it can be.

        Trucks stop rolling?

        That’s the nightmare scenario.

        #FJB

    • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 10:24 am #

      It seems to me that no matter which political party is in power, the country continues to tank, which is one of the reasons I don’t bother voting.

      I have watched for 30 years people saying the same stupid things over and over “vote them in and then hold their feet to the fire.” Hahahahaha look where that’s gotten us.

      • beantownbill. November 7, 2022 at 10:33 am #

        See my post above – we’re of the same mind.

        • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 10:57 am #

          Nice post. Yep, same: Why play their game? Why jump when they say jump?

          Nope.

          Not when things get progressively worse no matter what we do.

          • Night Owl November 7, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

            Indeed. Just take your experiemental shots, and tell those railing against them and warning of the coming digital tyranny that they should no longer speak on the subject.

            As families are locked out of supermarkets, the Beantown Shill tells you to pipe down with your crazy conspiracies.

            A truly honorable man.

            What a sack of shit.

          • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 4:45 pm #

            Mary agrees with him though. The pain you must be feeling is unimaginable. Like the Old Central Americans during an eclipse.

          • Islander November 7, 2022 at 5:11 pm #

            Yeah, great idea.

            “Don’t play their game.”

            I agree!

            I’m gonna take my toys and go home!!
            Whaaaa!

            What a crock.

            Get off your effin’ high horse tantrum and get out and vote for SOMEONE.

          • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 8:16 pm #

            Better not to light a single candle. Then you can curse the darkness. Being Right is what matters after all, not change. Purity, much like what Anthea talks about in regards to women. The Puritan disease.

          • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:18 pm #

            No, Islander, I’m not voting.

            You stay on your hamster wheel, though. Don’t forget to get your little sticker and show it off like the 5-year olds after getting their stickers at Trader’s Joe.

            LOL!!

          • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:19 pm #

            Oh wow even Jarek buys into the voting scheme.

            That’s hilarious! I still wonder why anyone at CFN thinks Jarek is intelligent.

          • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 9:46 pm #

            Jarek, I doubt that Night Owl has his emotions all wrapped up in what other CFNers post.

            I think that’s your gig.

          • Night Owl November 8, 2022 at 2:51 am #

            No, I don’t really care. I just hope the Beantown Shills of this world drop off sooner than later.

            Remember, this is what the Shill told you to shut up about:

            https://twitter.com/riseupandresist/status/1589862618562727936?cxt=HHwWgMDU0ZnoqZAsAAAA

            And not long ago (a few weeks?), he doubled down again on his responses.

            These days, however, the Beantown Shill had no idea what you are talking about.

            He is a regular freedom fighter, you see.

          • GreenAlba November 8, 2022 at 6:46 am #

            I’ve always voted. I’m not voting for my sitting MP any more (the one I’ve been in pointless correspondence with). I would so love to see him lose his seat and become Joe Public again with no strings to pull to avoid digital slavery like the rest of us.

            I think his main rivals are the Lib Dems, rather than the SNP, who don’t do well in Edinburgh. But the Lib Dems are also in bed with the globalists, as are the Greens and the SNP, so there’s no-one, basically.

            I don’t like the idea of not registering my vote, even if I don’t vote for any of them, as a low turnout allows them to claim apathy. So I think it’s best to turn up and spoil my ballot paper, as they have to count the number of spoiled papers. When the number is much greater than usual, it sends a message. I think ‘no anti-WEF candidates here, so I’ll pass’ would do as the spoiler, even if only one person sees it.

            But we’ll have to see how long Digital-Rishi lasts first.

          • GreenAlba November 8, 2022 at 6:51 am #

            I think someone posted Sunak on the last thread, in a very short clip from Russell Brand’s show.

            Here’s full Rishi on the CBDCs, if anyone is interested. He’s unspeakable.

            youtube.com/watch?v=vTOYJ4QCPnI

          • MaryQueen November 8, 2022 at 9:43 pm #

            Actually, beantownbill stood up for me when men up here were attacking me solely for being a feminist, and not even addressing my comments but simply showing what utter assholes & misogynists they are.

            So, I’m able to support comments and appreciate those who support mine. Probably moreso, if we align on some other topics, such as the trans agenda scourge and the utter uselessness of voting.

            I don’t consider it some sort of emotional thing as Jarek does. I just like interacting with some people and some I don’t.

          • Islander November 11, 2022 at 8:26 am #

            MQ:

            Nasty!

            ” Don’t forget to get your little sticker and show it off l”

            You are way off the track here. I too find the stickers dumb and childish. They go into the trash as I leave the voting place.

            But I do find it interesting that you find stickers a reason not to vote.

            As for your imputation in one of your other childish hit-outs that I am one who cried over the Hillary vote, you are totally off the rails. How do you even get there? Have you ever actuallyread a single post of mine here?

            Looking for trashy, insulting comments.

            FWIW I voted for Trump in 2016, to blunt was expected “Hillary mandate.”

            It is too bad that you resort to such knee-jerk childish BS rants when challenged.

      • Anthea November 7, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

        I have rarely voted, though I did vote for Trump twice. Prior to that, I voted in the midterm election that immediately followed the start of the Iraq War. (I can’t remember the year.)

        That particular midterm election had a HUGE turnout–similar to the current one–because so many people opposed the war. (There was also tremendous pressure to keep your mouth shut about opposition to the war. Every store had a “Support Our Troops” sign, and ever church took time to “pray for our troops.”) So…. Because of this, the Democrats were voted in. This had zero effect, as far as ending the war.

        So, yeah. Voting in the other party doesn’t accomplish much, if anything.

        • Islander November 7, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

          How do you even know what it “accomplished.”

          It certainly did change a FEW things that a few people actually did turn out to vote and Trump got elected.

          People have been saying the same childish, “show me” thing forever.

          “I’ll show them!
          I just won’t vote!!!
          That’ll show them”.
          Effin’ childish ego trip.

          “I refuse to cast a vote unless it can be proved to me that my voting “makes a difference.” ”

          .Funny how those people do seem to want to “make a difference” with their self-satisfied announcements of their civic fecklessness. A fleeting ego pleasure.

          Yeah, I know the country isn’t good enough for you and you are dissatisfied with the service—of course the rest of us are just boobs who have drunk some Kool-Aid.
          Except we aren’t.
          And we certainly don’t need to stroke our little egos by boasting that we are too cool to participate in the election.

          “I refuse to play their game” is one of the dumber statements, IMO>

          No, the people who get out and vote are not dumber than you. They know the score as well as or better than you. But they vote anyway. Yes, they play the “game” because it is currently—specifically, tomorrow—the only game.

          So get your asses out there and vote.

          • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:16 pm #

            LMAO, keep barking like a trained seal in the circus, Islander.

            I’m sure one of these years it’ll make a BIG difference.

          • Anthea November 8, 2022 at 1:01 am #

            @ Islander:

            Meh.

          • Not_GeorgeT November 8, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

            There are a # of binding ballot initiatives here.

            It is as direct as it gets on the state level and takes effort to get the initiatives on the ballot.

            It’s not about a candidate, it’s legislating ( or overturning legislation ) directly via individual vote.

            Keeping the voting from massive corruption is the challenge.

          • MaryQueen November 8, 2022 at 9:44 pm #

            @Anthea, I dealt with this for MONTHS after the 2016 election. Libtards everywhere EXCORIATING those who didn’t vote or WORSE, voted 3d party.

            “You are why HILLARY wasn’t elected!” Boo hoo.

            Such utter insanity.

          • Amman November 10, 2022 at 5:15 am #

            I would have to agree with you there. It may seem pointless but “the forms must be obeyed.”

          • Amman November 10, 2022 at 5:17 am #

            I have a nagging feeling that NOT VOTING plays into the enemies hands.

          • Islander November 11, 2022 at 8:29 am #

            Amman:

            Re that “nagging feeling”— spot on.

            And, I guess these proud nonvoters have never heard of a ballot initiative, or a local race, or a local ordinance that also appears on the ballot.

            They are fixated at, in a sense, the least important part of a typical ballot.

            But since they don’t vote they have probably never even seen a real ballot.

      • Rain Waters November 7, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

        foot fungi medium well please

    • JohnAZ November 7, 2022 at 10:28 am #

      Your message should be read by Benr above. He is in San Diego, a “softer” place to live than 90% of the country

      The diesel problem IS just the beginning and an acknowledgement that Peak Oil might be a reality in the future. Fracking was brought out as a denial of Peak Oil, but as usual the “experts” only get part of the picture. Fracked oil is light grade, very light grade. No Diesel, the oil companies know this, that is why no refineries being converted to diesel.

      The Deep State knows it too. The first test for the GOP majority will be the turning back on of the FF industry in the US. Finish the pipeline, stop the subsidies for the oil companies and give them tax credits for oil exploration instead. Quit the stupid conflict wit Russia and restart the Arctic explorations surrounding the Arctic Ocean. Give the banks incentives to invest in FF. Give research money into improving coal and oil cleanliness. Encourage Joe Manchin and his total energy production agenda. Is he the only Deep Stater that understands what the Biden agenda could do to this country? He certainly let Biden’s mob have it this AM.

      The choice is clear right now and the symptoms are approaching, quickly now. The Dems have spent two years playing chicken with economic disaster due to Energy shortage. Europe should be hanging Biden and his mob in effigy this winter for what he has caused both with oil and gas and with a Biden corrupted Ukraine.

      BTW, the conference in Egypt on climate change started out with an admission that things on the Paris Accord are getting worse and that nobody is doing the things they promised. Holy Cow! Surprise! No s&*t!

      Like the Colorado River accord, all things proposed are going to hurt someone or a lot of people. The four downstream states cannot settle the amounts of water they will lose. In all four, cities will be hit, but not nearly as much as agriculture. The entire US and some overseas folks are about to find out what hard food shortages are all about as the breadbasket plus the San Joaquin areas dry up. You folks on the East Coast are going to get hammered by oil, gas and fuel shortages, not in 2050, but next year. JHK has always said that the oil shortages are going to hit home hard as the century moves along. I think he is an optimist.

      Not just the Southwest either, the Mississippi is drying up. Upstream will be hit hard with low water capability, the drought may hit the Midwest.

      Is God pointing his spear at this very perverted, evil country?

    • malthuss November 7, 2022 at 10:44 am #

      thanks..more reports are on you tube.

      so what will the last few weeks of 2022 be like?

    • elysianfield November 7, 2022 at 11:06 am #

      Ndoc,
      A view of the future.

      https://ggwash.org/view/63914/this-is-what-it-looks-like-when-100-people-ride-dirt-bikes-through-your-neighborhood

      Only thing missing is the assless chaps.

      • neurodoc November 7, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

        Target practice, with moving target that may or may not shoot back.
        🙂

        • elysianfield November 9, 2022 at 5:57 pm #

          Doc,
          If you are using a bolt action rifle with good optics…probably not.

      • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

        A lot of people are getting powerful electric bikes. At least they’re quiet. Though if there’s a lot of them, that will add to the number of accidents I suppose.

      • observex November 7, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

        20 years ago, someone shopping for a house said, “I want to live where everyone looks like me.”

        I thought he was a racist POS.

        Today, I understand and live someplace where almost everyone looks like me.

        • messianicdruid November 7, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

          “Man looks on the outward appearance, God looks on the heart.”

          It is a little better than not looking at all.

          • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 8:19 pm #

            Mohammad said, Beware of the eye of the believer. God has left outer signs that you might know the heart: the Countenance; the mien or set of the face.

            Perhaps you can’t read it. Just so, people who know books can often tell a good book by the cover.

          • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 9:44 pm #

            Jarek worships movie stars and Silicon Valley billionaires.

            I don’t think his God is going to be very happy with him when he gets to the Pearly Gates.

      • BackRowHeckler November 7, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

        That’s a problem in New Haven & Hartford too.

        Local media calls them ‘Motorcycle Gangs’, as if The Wild Ones — Marlin Brando & Lee Marvin — have been resurrected. However, these Motorcycle Gangs are Ghetto Rats on stolen bikes and ATVs terrorizing nearby white neighborhoods. They have run down old ladies carrying groceries to their car, that’s how GANGSTA they are.

        • Suburban_elk November 8, 2022 at 9:13 am #

          That’s so infuriating. I can’t wait for “gangs” of youngblood Whites, to figure out how to take back the streets. Once they do find their ballsacks, I think we’ll see good results right quick.

          Those black gangs of youths, are why we can’t live together (black and White), w/o stringent conditions. Like blacks have to stay on their side of town, and more generally, know their place.

          It gives me no pleasure to conclude that, but it’s a fact of nature (is my conclusion) that conflict between race groups of people, when they share the same living space, is inevitable, to the extent that the races exist. One of them has to be on top, if they are sharing the same living space. Human nature requires hierarchies, and these hierarchies of necessity include race groups, and if they do not, said race groups cease to exist.

    • Mick November 7, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

      Where I usually gas up is totally out of mid-grade and premium. I think it’s starting. I think that this is a sign of refineries not being able to produce enough regular gas, so they’re cutting back on the two higher grades.

  14. Disaffected November 7, 2022 at 10:06 am #

    This is what the collapse of dying illegitimate empires look like. Lucky us. We’ve got front row seats to it all.

    Yes, agree with KK above. Civil War 2.0 will look nothing like the inaugural version, but entirely like what we’re seeing now in Ukraine. China and Russia will both have major stakes in the outcome, so I’d expect a lot of very active foreign support for whichever factions they favor. I’m just glad I don’t live in the NE power corridor, as the DC command and control centers and NYC financial centers are almost certainly doomed. Good riddance to both!

  15. Paula D November 7, 2022 at 10:11 am #

    I agree with both of your hypotheses except that I think that they are not trying to cover up their crimes, they have found out that their crimes go unpunished, so they are running wild.

    Like the teenagers in the cities run by Soros-elected district attorneys, the lack of law enforcement encourages more and more blatant crimes.

    They are openly looting the public treasury, openly trashing the Bill of Rights, openly stealing elections and then threatening to use the “justice” system as well as censorship to stifle those who protest, by threatening lawsuits and prison time.

    We should be able to use the justice system for a redress of grievances, such as election theft. Instead, craven judges refuse to allow the suits and then the propaganda machine uses their cowardice as “proof” that there is nothing to see here.

    I don’t pray, so I have no idea what to do about this. Voting doesn’t work when the elections are rigged.

    • benr November 7, 2022 at 10:17 am #

      Don’t forget the fourth rail willing to lie about it all.
      The media has all but destroyed this country by refusing to report the truth.

      • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 10:25 am #

        I think she covered that by saying the propaganda machine…

      • JohnAZ November 7, 2022 at 11:10 am #

        Yes!

      • Beryl of Oyl November 7, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

        A lot of the local media has no clue when it comes to the truth. They see what the networks put forth and, maybe because becoming a network reporter or a writer on the national level is making it big in their eyes, they don’t think for themselves and question anything.

        I don’t know if the link to this image will post, but this right here is the problem.

        If you ask a tv or newspaper reporter in your town what they think of this, their POV will be the exact opposite of the truth, and they just will not believe you.

        https://i.4cdn.org/pol/1667785050865010.jpg

        • Not_GeorgeT November 8, 2022 at 6:36 pm #

          ‘A lot of the local media has no clue when it comes to the truth.’ Well….. I’d like to toss a bunch of truth and reality deniers into the mix, the clued in and the clueless.

          Thinking for themselves is a career-death experience.

          Advertising $, it points the way, follow the $$. The issue becomes how much $$ for media story ‘A’, how much for ‘B’ on and on…..

          My opinion, not a tv watcher, is the talking heads are calculating the pad percentage of their bank account and investment portfolios. The ‘networks’ are merely operating on a larger platform.

          BTW: Nice link!

    • Subsidiarean November 7, 2022 at 10:41 am #

      As for your last line, I asked the question last Friday’s post: What if its a fair election, you still lose, and the winner hates your guts? More oppression, injustice, and destructive policies. It seems it won’t end until the Chaos party finally burns itself out but not before many other things are destroyed, perhaps permanently.

    • Amman November 7, 2022 at 10:57 am #

      You’re doing plenty enough. Just putting out alternative viewpoints and ideas helps people make the right decision and do the right thing. Imagine if there was no alternative commentary on the web which questioned the official line on say the vaccine issue…

    • elysianfield November 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

      “Like the teenagers in the cities run by Soros-elected district attorneys, the lack of law enforcement encourages more and more blatant crimes.”

      Paula,
      What it eventually encourages is vigilantism.

      Re-think the emergence of the KKK in the 1860’s

  16. Jigplate November 7, 2022 at 10:18 am #

    “One obvious agent is George Soros, whose many NGOs operate at the fine-grained local level to elect district attorneys who won’t enforce the criminal statutes and state secretaries of state who won’t enforce election laws. ” That’s not all. They are also pouring lots of very dark money into other very local elections. When have ever seen tv ads for school board elections? In Wake county NC, there are hit ads against a school board candidate who’s publicly criticized CRT , and there are no party affilations listed on the ballot!

    • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 10:31 am #

      Wow! That is very telling.

      There is clearly big money behind the agenda, and I doubt it’s just Soros.

      • thirdcoastlegend November 7, 2022 at 11:49 am #

        Paula-

        There is some thorough and disturbing material around about the trillions behind the trans stuff.

        • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

          Right. These things do not just happen.

          They tell us that the trans agenda has been put into place because a bunch of spunky men in dresses fought hard for their ”rights”.

          So the government, the media, the schools and universities, the libraries, the medical-industrial complex, especially Big Pharma, the military, the police, courts and prisons, the corporations, social media and NGOs all responded to their righteous cause.

          And that is why purple-haired freaks get to demand that you use their special pronoun words or be fired.

          Sure…….

        • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

          Yes indeed.

          Written in 2018, Jennifer Bilek already knew the score:

        • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

          And, the double-masectomies and hysterectomies on teen-age girls had not even begun back then. Another windfall for the medical industrial complex.

    • neurodoc November 7, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      I grew up near wake county, NC; it has turned into a cesspool of liberal bullshit, approaching that of big northern cities.

      • Beryl of Oyl November 7, 2022 at 10:51 am #

        I know people from New York who moved down there because it wasn’t wrecked like the places in New York they came from, and once they got there they decided the places would be improved if they became more like New York.

    • Islander November 7, 2022 at 6:03 pm #

      The Clintons front something called the Arabella Foundation or some such and that is, I heard tell teh biggest source of dark money in the USA.

      Sorry can’t recall exactly where I saw this; it was recent; will try to remember.

      Here is some info from, surprise, Wikipedia.

      So this Arabella Advisors thing is probably a whole lot worse than what Wiki allows.

      But, yes, Soros is one of the big donors. It is probably one of the ways that money is channeled into local elections.

      It certainly seems to “mimic” in a way the WEF MO, which is to infiltrate basically political operatives into the polity on every level, from top to town.

      • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:28 pm #

        Did you ever vote for a Clinton? I’m guessing “yes”.

        • benr November 9, 2022 at 10:47 am #

          I disliked Bill intensely but compared to what we have now rotting in the Whitehouse I would take him.
          Joe Biden reminds me of the zombies in the walking dead.

        • Islander November 11, 2022 at 8:32 am #

          Yes, I voted for Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996.

          What a childish question, Ms. Inquisitor.

          Is this the best you got?

          Go home and suck your thumb.

  17. MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 10:29 am #

    Thanks for today’s excellent article, James. Again, I wish I could be as hopeful as you are, and I strive to do just that, but things sure are looking grim.

    As Paula D says, the rule of law seems to have been broken. That being said, I AM seeing that there are still lawsuits being filed against the powerful that haven’t yet been thrown out. We’ll see where they go.

    Meanwhile, we have to do a lot of work on ourselves. For one, we desperately need to stop expecting hero(s) or heroine(s) to come save us. What can we do? For one, stop falling for the psyops. They throw them at us every day. If the media wants you to talk about something, you can bet there is a reason. It’s usually to distract from something else that is way more important.

    Such as diesel fuel running out, our remaining rights disappearing, the propping up of criminals and rampant crime, the housing situation, the attacks on our children, etc.

  18. Amman November 7, 2022 at 10:32 am #

    Test 123.

  19. Beryl of Oyl November 7, 2022 at 10:34 am #

    Paul Pelosi and his exploits got quiet. Even someone at NBC got sick of the lies, evidently.

    They KNOW that no one at all is dumb enough to believe the is a good reason for not showing the body cam footage that would put all the rumors to rest.

    Any other woman trying to persuade the world that an intruder at her home was there to kidnap her, and not for some bizarre underwear fight with her spouse, would demand that the tape would be released.

  20. Amman November 7, 2022 at 10:37 am #

    Oh, it’s working now. Everything depends on the American people – their plans, their condition, their preparations and their actions before and during the election. It sounds obvious but is worth saying.

    I hope the Congress veers to the right, becomes Anti Pharma/vax, seriously pro-Justice and protects families. That’s an early and real X-mas gift.

  21. Beryl of Oyl November 7, 2022 at 10:43 am #

    Governments caused the RSV ‘crisis’ in children by locking them away indoors.

    Scott Gottlieb on behalf of Pfizer is telling lies about this because they are trying to get approval for an RSV “vaxx”.

    The industry said early on they wanted to move to a “subscription model”, those of us who could read have known this since at least 2020.

    The idea is you get these injections starting at birth, and are dependent on Pfizer for the rest of your life, as you don’t develop your own immune system.

    They were allowed to experiment on basically the whole planet, the infernal concoctions don’t even work, and they proceed apace is if the last two years never happened.

    None of the ploiticians are talking about a tribunal.

    • SW November 7, 2022 at 11:36 am #

      Pediatricians warned about the uptick in childhood diseases because children were isolated during the pandemic and their developing immune systems didn’t get challenged enough.

      • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 11:53 am #

        Your immune system deals with bacteria, viruses, protozoa, dust, pollen, worms and myriad other things.

        You don’t have to be exposed to RSV to have an immune system, just like I’ve never been exposed to dengue fever yet my immune system still works.

        I think this “the 4 month lockdown 2 years ago is the cause of all of the ills of today” is bullshit put out to make us ignore the fact that they are still releasing deadly pathogens into the population to sell their vaccines.

        It also serves to explain away the increased death rate of the last 2 years. “Oh that? That’s because of the lockdown 2 1/2 years ago”.

        I call bullshit.

        • SW November 7, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

          In a paper that appeared in the journal Perspectives in Public Health in 2016, Prof. Sally F. Bloomfield and colleagues examine Dr. Strachan’s original paper.

          They write: “The immune system is a learning device, and at birth it resembles a computer with hardware and software but few data. Additional data must be supplied during the first year of life, through contact with microorganisms from other humans and the natural environment.”

          They continue:

          “If these inputs are inadequate or inappropriate, the regulatory mechanisms of the immune system can fail. As a result, the system attacks not only harmful organisms [that] cause infections but also innocuous targets such as pollen, house dust, and food allergens resulting in allergic diseases.”

          “We want to see children playing on the floor, getting dirty, and being exposed to lots of people in lots of environments,” he says. “The outcome of this is usually a strong immune system, linked to a healthy population of gut bacteria, called the microbiome.”

          With this in mind, should parents of infants or young children be concerned about the effects of physical distancing and lockdowns on their immune systems?

          The authors point to the post-hygiene hypothesis theory known as the old friends (OF) mechanismTrusted Source.

          Introduced in 2003, it suggests that the important exposures to microbes in early life are not actually colds, measles, or other childhood ailments, but rather those microbes that were already around during the hunter-gatherer period, when the immune system was evolving.

          These microbes include species that live in both indoor and outdoor environments, and they come from the skin, gut, and respiratory tracts of other people.

          “OF exposures are vital,” say the researchers, “because they interact with the regulatory systems that keep the immune system in balance and prevent overreaction, which is an underlying cause of allergies. Diversity of microbial exposure is key.”

          They note that the most important times in life for OF exposure are during pregnancy, delivery, and the first months of infancy. They also add that continuing exposure from the mother and siblings is vital.

        • SW November 7, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

          And one more:

          The “immunity debt” phenomenon occurs because measures like lockdowns, hand-washing, social distancing and masks are not only effective at controlling Covid-19. They also suppress the spread of other illnesses that transmit in a similar way, including the flu, common cold, and lesser-known respiratory illnesses like RSA. In New Zealand, lockdowns last winter led to a 99.9% reduction in flu cases and a 98% reduction in RSV – and near-eliminated the spike of excess deaths New Zealand usually experiences during winter.

          “This positive collateral effect in the short term is welcome, as it prevents additional overload of the healthcare system,” a collective of French doctors wrote in a May 2021 study of immunity debt. But in the long term, it can create problems of its own: if bacterial and viral infections aren’t circulating among children, they don’t develop immunity, which leads to larger outbreaks down the line.

          “The lack of immune stimulation… induced an “immunity debt” which could have negative consequences when the pandemic is under control and [public health intervientions] are lifted,” the doctors wrote. “The longer these periods of ‘viral or bacterial low-exposure’ are, the greater the likelihood of future epidemics.”

        • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

          Yes, I know that the immune system should be stimulated in early life, but not because it is a computer that doesn’t work without programing.
          Children who grow up with dogs are less likely to have asthma, for instance, which is an immune reactive problem.

          But I have to disagree that the only way to be exposed to pathogens is through day care centers in early life.

          Babies and toddlers playing in the dirt with their dogs or being carried in a front pack by a parent or eating pieces of food off the floor are stimulated plenty.
          Not one of my children had a respiratory virus in their first year of life. And yet they all have immune systems! Wow.

          I call bullshit also on “most important times in life for OF exposure are during pregnancy”. The developing fetus is protected from pathogens by the placental barrier. And it is beyond ridiculous to suggest that a fetus can be exposed to respiratory viruses in utero. They aren’t breathing in utero.

          And although the passage through the birth canal does expose the newborn to its mother’s microbes almost 50% of infants in US hospitals are pulled out through her abdomen and never get exposed to her birth canal microbes. And yet they still have immune systems.

          Also, they repeat the covid bs line that drove me crazy for the first two months of propaganda… that respiratory viruses spread through the hands and can be stopped by slathering antibacterial substances on the hands.
          Yeah, no.

          I do agree that keeping children away from other people for those four months probably meant that any viruses they didn’t contract then probably hit them later, but so what?

          Like I said, I protected my kids from human diseases their first year (but not dogs and dirt) and yeah, they did get sick later, but I felt it was better to have them get sick when they were older and better able to handle it. None of them have allergies.

          Infants are obligate nose breathers, for one thing, and a mucus plugged nose is quite distressing to them.
          Why deliberately expose them? When they are older they will be able to compensate better.

          • Soul Forensics November 7, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

            “asthma, for instance, which is an immune reactive problem.”

            Asthma is a problem of overbreathing.

            “Infants are obligate nose breathers, for one thing, and a mucus plugged nose is quite distressing to them.”

            Infants haven’t yet learned to breathe incorrectly. As you say, they breathe through their nose, and (the key) almost imperceptibly. A mucus-plugged nose can be easily alleviated through several breath holds. Safe even for small children who are old enough to follow instructions.

          • SW November 7, 2022 at 3:34 pm #

            The point the studies are trying to make is what is known, is that children who are exposed to routine interactions (trips to the grocery store with Mom, neighbors stopping by etc.) challenge their immune systems on a regular basis and their immune systems are more resilent and incur no immunity debt. I image there’s a lot more work to be done to see how quickly it recovers when these natural stimulants are not in place.

          • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 9:43 pm #

            “asthma is a problem of overbreathing”

            hahahahahahaha

        • Islander November 7, 2022 at 6:13 pm #

          “I think this “the 4 month lockdown 2 years ago is the cause of all of the ills of today” is bullshit ”

          I disagree. There might be a bullshit aspect, but the fact is, as I understand it, that developing a healthy immune system requires constant expose to challenges.

          Like a workout.
          If children don’t run around and exercise, they don’t develop muscles. If their immune systems are not exposed to ongoing challenges, their innate immune system doesn’t develop robust defenses.

          httpXX://microbiologyinfo.com/difference-between-innate-and-adaptive-immunity/

          • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 8:25 pm #

            There are plenty of challenges for your immune system.

            During the lockdown my husband and I were working on the garden, which included digging in the dirt and hauling dried chicken and goat shit out in a wagon, dumping it in a cloud of dust, meanwhile getting our blood sucked by ticks and mosquitoes carrying who knows what viruses and protozoas.

            We were sneezing and coughing and I told him “Do you know that there are people who believe that if you aren’t exposed to human resp viruses your immune system has nothing to do?”

            And then we laughed and laughed. (Laughter is good for your immune system.)

          • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 9:42 pm #

            I recall one of the doctors I like saying that having pet dogs and even sleeping with them in your bed is great for your immune system.

            Must be why I never get sick. 😀

          • Suburban_elk November 8, 2022 at 9:21 am #

            Getting your blood sucked out by tics is taking it a step too far. No one wants that, no matter much a beneficial workout it might be for your system performance.

          • Anthea November 8, 2022 at 10:28 am #

            My impression–which I think is backed up by science–is that viral diseases will spread, regardless of any and all precautions. E.g., Spanish Flu turned up even on very remote islands.

            You cannot go to the grocery store (or any other store) or to a gas station without being exposed to whatever is going around. Everything you touch at Walmart has been touched by countless other people, many of whom used the public restroom and didn’t wash their hands. And even if they did wash their hands, they probably touched the restroom’s exit door on the way out. When toilets (especially the industrial type) are flushed, the contents of the toilet bowl are aerosolized. This means you have aerosolized shit all over your clothing, skin, and hair. When you check out at the store, you touch a keypad that has been touched by everyone in town. Likewise when you pump gas, and when you take canned goods off the shelf at the store to put in your shopping cart. Fresh produce, as we all know, is sure to have microbes of some kind, picked up anywhere from the growing field and the store, and all points in between.

            Seems to me that there should be no difficulty about getting ones immune system challenged.

          • Paula D November 8, 2022 at 10:31 am #

            Are you under the impression that that link supports your theory?
            It actually supports what I said. You have an innate immune system that handles everything that hits you as long as it isn’t too big a dose of too virulent a pathogen. The adaptive one is for specific diseases to which you have been exposed.

            There are hundreds of pathogens that attack humans. You don’t have to be exposed to them all to have an immune system. You are born with one, except for a few people who are not and they die off pretty quickly.

            If you really think you need to constantly challenge your immune system be sure to go to NY City and spend some up close time with the immigrants with TB.

            Take a trip to Haiti and drink some cholera-laden water.

            Or just leave your leftovers out for a week and challenge your immune system with a nice dose of salmonella.

            Personally I prefer to avoid as many pathogens as possible and leave the rest up to my immune system without deliberately “challenging” it.

    • justanotherguy November 7, 2022 at 11:41 am #

      the egregious badness of all this is a pendulum that has nearly reached the end of its swing, pushed just a little bit more.

      this is the kind of pendulum that opens eyes and changes worldviews upon its reversal.

      its coming. bet on it.

    • thirdcoastlegend November 7, 2022 at 11:49 am #

      Life on the subscription plan was the goal all along.

    • jgalt November 7, 2022 at 6:23 pm #

      The medical profession boards, and many doctors, CDC, NIH, and FDA are basically owned by the pharmaceutical industry, since they pay most of the budget at the CDC, NIH, and FDA, while contributing vast amounts in campaign donations (bribes) to especially well placed politicians. Many doctors get royalties and perks like honorariums and speaking fees for symposiums put on by the drug industry. Until fairly recently, it was unlawful for drug companies to advertise on TV, but congress opened that door for them. Now, I just saw an article that stated there are around 365 drug commercials daily on TV, and they are also on radio. That should explain the harsh trearment of any doctor or medical personnel who questioned the mRNA scam, which has killed and crippled millions across the globe. Hospitals were given large payments for Covid deaths, and their use of deadly treatments is the subject of a coming class-action lawsuit. Immunity does not survive fraud or placing a deadly product into commerce.

    • Mick November 7, 2022 at 9:03 pm #

      Another part of the agenda to get all kids vaxxed with MRNA is it is transitioning their bodies to be conducive for the transhumanist agenda. Basically making their biology a platform. All the talk of “Bill Gates’ chip” in the vaxxes was cointelpro so that it could be laughed off and forgotten. It’s not a chip, but there is nanotechnology in it that is going to make people more susceptible to being, lets just say affected by electromagnetic energy or transmissions. (5G….and then the following Gs to come). In more and more teens and young adults this nano garbage is causing the heart attacks, strokes, myocarditis, and cardiac arrest. These are the ones whose bodies couldn’t adapt to this shit. But, the deaths will keep happening. Probably not even at the peak yet.

  22. Beryl of Oyl November 7, 2022 at 10:44 am #

    Young people don’t know what democracy means, because they quit teaching civics in school some time ago.

    • SW November 7, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      Very true! And no sign it has a pulse so there’ll be no reviving it.

      • justanotherguy November 7, 2022 at 11:42 am #

        democracy never had any potential. proponents of minimal but effective government have long recognized democracy for what it is:

        a setup for a society wide grift. outcome now as expected.

      • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

        Yes, it’s just mob rule unless voters are carefully screened for competence. And mob rule means rule by those who control the mob.

        • Mick November 7, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

          Mob rule through ballot drop boxes

          • Jarek November 8, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

            Or more commonly and forever, the stupidity of ordinary man reading alien controlled newspapers.

            The NY Times – the good grey Lady? She was totally for the Russian Revolution lead by the same people who owned the Times.

    • Amman November 7, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

      It’s over-rated anyway. What matters is the demos and how they treat each other.

  23. MiddlePeninsula November 7, 2022 at 10:55 am #

    My son-in-law got a COVID booster on Friday. His father is a transplant patient and he feels he can’t see him unless he gets the shot. He spent the weekend with a fever and throwing up even water. They were concerned he would need to go to the hospital for an IV.

    I have a primary immune deficiency. I got the the monoclonal antibodies. A shot in each butt cheek and an hour sit in the hospital recliner. I don’t know which will kill me first, the shots or the chronic disease.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 7, 2022 at 11:33 am #

      People for the most part have wised up and are forgoing the boosters, even though many of them still will not admit we anti-vaxxers were right.

      Fauci was just on TV bellyaching about people not getting the boosters.
      That to me shows criminal intent, because anyone who made honest mistakes about the efficacy and safety of the shots would be discouraging their use, like Dr. Malhotra is doing.

  24. mitchellc November 7, 2022 at 11:06 am #

    My theory as to why people habitually complain and constantly feel disappointed is from failing to understand very basic and elementary life cycle dynamics.

    Like living beings, organizations, associations and governments are born, mature, age and die. Jefferson, Franklin and so many others have either forewarned, advised or concluded the same exact sentiment over the ages.

    The USA began to die the moment the ink was dry. As a legally recognized construct able to impose law, negotiate on behalf of citizens and incur incumbered debt, the gamesters got to work.

    Rght out of the box, Hamiltons crew bribed/negotiated representstives to have the newly formed nation redeem the worthless continental scrip his group had cornered, a classic insiders move prefacing Biden et al 250 years later.

    Being upset about the core facts of life is typically judged as juvenile and immature. The triumvirate of party, police and media running and controlling an immensely profitable racket was easily predictable and developed just as expected.

    If you understand this process you can score a two-fer: don’t waste either time or mental energy, but rather just watch, observe and score. It’s actually quite trivial; all it takes is a final divorce from belief and a firm embrace of reality.

    • justanotherguy November 7, 2022 at 11:45 am #

      fact – hamilton’s assumption of debt was the original crime that got us under the thumb of the london bankers for keeps.

      “a national debt is a blessing”

      if only they could have seen the outcome of hamilton’s intentional, evil folly.

    • Amman November 7, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

      Sure, in time nations ‘die’ but their existence lives on as an influence beyond their stint on earth. That is the point you did not mentioning. Also, that the influence can be positive one with an upward arc or its contrary.

    • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 1:30 pm #

      My ex-girlfriend explaining why she wouldn’t water the plants: They going to die anyway. I need the time and attention for myself.

      I’m sure you can dig this attitude, Mitch.

      • Anthea November 7, 2022 at 7:54 pm #

        @ Jarek:

        “The” plants? Why not just come out and say you asked her why she didn’t water YOUR plants?

        Obviously, a person who is indifferent to watering plants did not purchase them in the first place. Hence it is safe to assume that they were your plants and not her plants.

        Did you also ask her why she didn’t clean up the dog shit that your dog deposited on the carpet? Or why she didn’t clean up the mess from when your dog tore up the trash? Or why she didn’t clean your cat’s litter box?

        I also have the impression that you should be dating people your own age.

        • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:05 pm #

          Notice the one GF he might have had (if this isn’t fiction like so much of what he says), was also completely uninterested him or listened to his orders.

        • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 8:24 pm #

          Read the Secret Life of Plants, Anthea.

          Mary, get a life.

          • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:26 pm #

            I have a great life, Jarek.

            It would appear you have none. Sorry you preferred your plants to the needs of your girlfriend. Maybe you’d still have both if you weren’t so wrapped up in your self-righteous bloviating bullshit.

          • GreenAlba November 8, 2022 at 7:14 am #

            I’m just curious as to whether ‘I need the time and attention for myself’ is actually what she said or a mansplaining extrapolation for the benefit of readers.

            I just can’t imagine anyone saying that, unless their house is an actual jungle and it takes hours to water everything.

          • Anthea November 8, 2022 at 10:36 am #

            @ MaryQueen:

            I think the problem is that Jarek assumes that the presence of a girlfriend in his life relieves him of all responsibility; he now has a mommy to water his plants, and doubtless provide free maid service by doing countless other chores. I wonder if Jarek also employed that other age-old male favorite ploy of oversleeping, being late for work, and blaming his girlfriend for not waking him.

          • GreenAlba November 8, 2022 at 11:19 am #

            It’s the ‘why keep a dog and bark yourself?’ philosophy.

          • GreenAlba November 8, 2022 at 11:22 am #

            Prince Charles, as was, famously used to talk to his plants.

            It’s a wonder they didn’t curl up and die.

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

            One who is trustworthy in little things may be found to be trustworthy in greater things. One who is not, isn’t worthy of anything, certainly not further attention, much less greater responsibility.

            Alba: “mansplaining”. Shame on you. This is hate speech. You’re being dragged down by the feminists.

          • GreenAlba November 8, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

            I feel terribly shamed and don’t know how I’ll get through my dinner (duck, since you ask – yum, maybe I’ll manage).

            Hate speech. Good one (and a nice deflection). Had no idea you were one of those woke snowflakes. But we live and learn. Unless you assure me the lady in question used those actual words, my point stands. If you fib, you will be called to account, but not by me. I will have moved on.

          • Anthea November 8, 2022 at 3:17 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            While I can’t claim to be a botanist, I am pretty confident that I have forgotten more about plants than you are ever likely to know.

            However your original post that your girlfriend said she didn’t water the plants because, “They are going to die anyway,” is interesting. Why did she say that? Sounds to me like she knows from experience that all your plants always die.

            Could it be that, because it was your expectation that these plants would also die, you wanted to shift the blame for this onto her by making her responsible for them? Of course, if she had turned out to be another Luther Burbank, you would have taken the credit for the success–while inwardly resenting her for being more competent than you.

            If you want to grow a plant that you virtually can’t kill, I would suggest the Aspidistra, which thrives on neglect, needs little light, and doesn’t care if you never water it. Then you can sing this song:

            The Biggest Aspidistra in the World

            For years we had an aspidistra in a flower pot
            On the whatnot, near the ‘atstand in the ‘all
            It didn’t seem to grow ’til one day our brother Joe
            Had a notion that he’d make it strong and tall
            So he’s crossed it with an acorn from an oak tree
            And he’s planted it against the garden wall
            It shot up like a rocket, ’til it’s nearly reached the sky
            It’s the biggest aspidistra in the world
            We couldn’t see the top of it, it got so bloomin’ high
            It’s the biggest aspidistra in the world
            When father’s had a snoot full at his pub, ‘The Bunch of Grapes’
            He doesn’t go all fighting mad and getting into scrapes
            No, you’ll find him in his bear-skin playing Tarzan of the apes
            Off the biggest aspidistra in the world
            We have to get it watered by the local fire brigade
            So they put the water rates up half a crown
            The roots stuff up the drains, grow along the country lanes
            And they came up half a mile outside the town
            Once we hired an auditorium for a hot house
            But a jealous rival went and burnt it down
            The tom cats and their sweethearts love to spend their evenings out
            Up the biggest aspidistra in the world
            They all begin meowing when the buds begin to sprout
            From the biggest aspidistra in the world
            The dogs all come around for miles, a lovely sight to see
            They sniff around for hours and hours and wag their tails with glee
            So I’ve had to put a notice up to say it’s not a tree
            It’s the biggest aspidistra in the world.

          • MaryQueen November 8, 2022 at 7:24 pm #

            Oh wow, Jarek went the “hate speech” route.

            One wonders if he believes in thought crime, as well.

            They’re pretty much the same thing so I’ll guess “yes.”

          • PeteAtomic November 9, 2022 at 8:15 am #

            Janos busy making online friends, again?

            🙂

            haha

          • Jarek November 9, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

            Alba: It’s a hateful way to talk, Alba. Look up the male MP who chastised a female MP who used that on him.

            Pete: Yes, she refused to water my cyber plants.

          • GreenAlba November 9, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

            What’s a hateful way to talk?

            So, did the lady in question use those actual words or didn’t she? All I’m seeing is deflection.

    • Mick November 7, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

      Hamilton was a real SOB who never really quit being British. Of course he’s the “founder” that is most revered these days. Or promoted through that stupid play with the black Hamilton.

      • Paula D November 8, 2022 at 10:38 am #

        They sure pushed that one, didn’t they?

        Almost as if there was a reason for playing up Hamilton as the best founding father ever.

  25. elysianfield November 7, 2022 at 11:16 am #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    The Lottery is this PM. What would you do with the largess?

    I would take the 30 year payout. Before taxes, it would equate to approximately five million dollars a month. I would then proceed to give the majority of it away.

    Veterans hospitals,
    Animal Shelters.
    2nd Amendment organizations.
    Food banks.

    I figure, that I could give 2 million dollars a month away to legitimate entities that would limit my tax burden to almost nothing.

    The remaining would be spent on hookers and blow.

    • Q. Shtik November 7, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

      I would take the 30 year payout. – elysian

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

      I’m glad you brought up this topic. i.e. if you won the big jackpot would you take the lump sum up front or take the annuity? No doubt you’ve noticed that almost nobody takes the 30 year payout. And why is that? I say, because people are virtually certain the payout will be defaulted upon.

      • Q. Shtik November 7, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

        i.e. reneged

        • elysianfield November 7, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

          Q,
          Powerball reneging? Probably not. Casinos rarely cheat, because to be exposed would be costly for what is essentially a sure thing, a guaranteed income if managed properly.

          No reneggers at this level.

          • Soul Forensics November 7, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

            What’s with 75-85 year-olds’ obsession and fantasy of what they’d do with a billion dollars? I see this all the time.

            Newsflash: you’re not gonna live long enough to enjoy it, or even see the fruits of your philanthropy.

            Old age (I’m recently retired) should be a time of downsizing even more, and caring even less about scrambling for, and dreaming about, money. What a waste of one’s few remaining years.

            In other cultures, the old often went on spiritual quests, either in their own rooms or on pilgrimages.

            The lottery is often called a tax on the poor by do-gooders. It’s actually a tax on the idiotic. Just on principal alone, you’re giving at least half your outlay directly to the various levels of gov’t. The U.S. is one of the only countries in the world where it’s illegal to purchase lottery tix outside the country from within the country. They want the sin tax all to themselves.

          • Soul Forensics November 7, 2022 at 3:38 pm #

            Of course, the sour joke in all this is that your truckloads of winning dollars will (sooner rather than later) barely pay for the proverbial loaf of bread anyway.

          • Q. Shtik November 7, 2022 at 3:43 pm #

            what they’d do with a billion dollars? – Soul For

            ========

            If it was only a billion dollars I wouldn’t bother but now it’s 1.9 billion dollars.

          • Q. Shtik November 7, 2022 at 3:53 pm #

            Of course, the sour joke in all this is that your truckloads of winning dollars will (sooner rather than later) barely pay for the proverbial loaf of bread anyway. – Soul For

            ===========

            That’s the challenge Soul, staying ahead of or even with inflation.

          • elysianfield November 7, 2022 at 5:21 pm #

            “Newsflash: you’re not gonna live long enough to enjoy it, or even see the fruits of your philanthropy.”

            Soul,
            I am not looking for the fruit of philanthropy…nor any enjoyment it might bring.

            Perhaps a thread of altruism?

          • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 9:41 pm #

            I think old people daydreaming about improving their lives enrages SF even more than seeing the happy family in the diner that time.

            We know he hates females who stand up for themselves.

            What other class of humans does SF despise, I wonder?

          • Soul Forensics November 7, 2022 at 10:01 pm #

            elysian,

            I suppose I’m more selfish than you. I’d definitely want to know that my choice of charity was able or willing to carry out the wished-for benefits, whether for people or the Earth or oceans.

      • Beryl of Oyl November 7, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

        When New York State switched to the lump sum or over time options for its Lotta game, they started asking when you purchased your ticket, which option you’d prefer.

        A man ahead of me in line in the convenience store declared he’d take the payments- the lump sum would be “too much drugs and alcohol’.

      • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 1:36 pm #

        Oh and btw Q – damn you – to explain is not to justify. If she can’t go to another woman’s house without bringing a gift of some kind, she should have arranged that on her own time, not sacrifice her boyfriend’s birthday evening to do so.

        • Anthea November 8, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

          @ Jarek:

          It is customary to bring a hostess gift when being entertained in someone else’s home. (You didn’t know that, did you?)

          So…. Tell us how much advance notice of this gathering you gave your girlfriend? Enough, I assume to allow her time to shop for a gift? Like several days?

          • Jarek November 9, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

            Ant: I’m talking about a case I found online. The little gathering was over at his parents house and they were already late. She refused to stop looking for a cake – which his mother had already procured.

            She was ignoring him and then started talking about going to another store. She had no right to ruin HIS night. He’s a person too you see – you hateful creature.

            I don’t know how much warning she had. I assume it was just an informal event in any case, just them and the parents. Certainly no need to buy a second birthday cake of all things! The real faux pas was the way she was acting with her boyfriend – oh yeah, him again.

            He raised his voice to her. She still didn’t snap out of it. He then just said simply, I’m boing. Bye. She submitted and followed meekly. He handled it well, but she revealed some true colors, real bad ones. Something for him to think about.

        • MaryQueen November 8, 2022 at 7:26 pm #

          This isn’t something a mature adult whines about.

      • elysianfield November 7, 2022 at 3:04 pm #

        Q,
        I’d take the 30 year option. If you took the lump sum, where would you feel safe “investing” it? Powerball will probably remain well funded long after I am gone. I would give it away while alive, and have annuities drawn up for my favorite causes to be paid after my death.

        Oh, and the “hookers and blow”? It is a metaphor for HOOKERS AND BLOW….

        • Q. Shtik November 7, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

          where would you feel safe “investing” it? – ely

          ===========

          land, short term govt bonds, gold and silver.

          • elysianfield November 7, 2022 at 5:36 pm #

            Q,
            You gonna spend 700 million on the short term? You’re older than I am. Govt. bonds and notes? Yeah, on this I agree. Land, gold? How you gonna protect either?

            “…Q gots 1000 lbs of gold up at his place…let’s go visit him….”

            If you win the lottery, you would do well to be both mo-bile and hos-tile.

    • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

      I’d find some land to buy in a temperate climate & build a community of separate dwellings and invite all my friends who are interested to move there. We would aim for self-sufficiency, raise our own food, etc.

      • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

        Blue, purple, and pink haired ladies. Diversity!

        • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

          I don’t know any ladies with pink blue or purple hair. Apparently, you do? Being in the trans cult/MRA movement as you are.

          • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 8:27 pm #

            You admitted many of your associates “tint”. Remember?

            One day on the bus I saw a poor tom clark type schmoe utterly smitten by a silver haired lady with a blue tint. He couldn’t resist complimenting her. She ignored the schmoe completely although they were obviously of the same NPR listening tribe.

          • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:44 pm #

            You really do like to expose your stalker tendencies, don’t you? Might want to be more careful on the interwebs.

          • elysianfield November 8, 2022 at 11:19 am #

            “One day on the bus I…”

            Jarek,
            You use public transportation?

            You have my sympathy.

      • K-Chien November 7, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

        A Florida retirement town with farming. A much better use for golf courses I agree.

        • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 4:39 pm #

          Those places are elderly crime ridden ghettoes. A Black will be quietly reading a book on a park bench and a pack of elderly goons in souped up, motorized wheel chairs will assault him and take the book away.

          Q got Peter out of there before he was forced to join a gang.

          • K-Chien November 9, 2022 at 4:28 am #

            I think the American Flags on the wheel chairs double as whips.

          • Jarek November 9, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

            No, they are attached to scythes. See the movie, Spartacus.

      • Redneck Liberal November 7, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

        Communism? Benign Dictatorship? Ancient Greek- style Democracy? How would this Utopian Lottery Village operate?

        • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

          How do other neighborhoods operate?

      • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:24 pm #

        The bizarre responses to my ‘plan’ just shows how deranged some of the commenters here are.

        How could anyone possibly be offended by this plan?

        And yet…

      • Anthea November 7, 2022 at 11:07 pm #

        @ MaryQueen:

        I used to dream of starting a community along those lines. My idea was that each family would own 5-10 acres. If I had all that money, I would also provide a modest house. It wouldn’t have to be friends of mine, necessariy–just families who could use (and wanted) the kind of leg-up that owning a home provides–and also the benefit of being able to grow a lot of your own food.

        Now I’m wondering if it wouldn’t be wiser to organize a community more along Amish lines, with everyone owning enough acreage for a real farm, and, preferably, shared religious beliefs. I think it would be wise to take roughly the same attitude that the Amish do to many modern conveniences. So I’d have to provide every family with horses and a buggy–and horse-drawn farm equipment.

        For the community to be viable, I’d have to have some kind of system for helping people start businesses–and enough money in reserve to bankroll that.

        I suspect I’d get few takers of such an offer, except for scammers, and the whole scheme would be a bitch to administer.

        • MaryQueen November 8, 2022 at 7:28 pm #

          My community would be small and it would consist of people who know each other, so that would probably cut down on problems and there wouldn’t be scammers or spongers. I don’t have any friends who are con artists.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 7, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

      Damn I folded after buying two tickets, I thought for sure someone would’ve won on Saturday.

      Now I gotta go buy another.

    • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 1:33 pm #

      Nothing for your race? That’s simply criminal

      • elysianfield November 7, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

        Janos,
        Everything for the culture. Veterans, in general, are the best of the best.

        • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

          Especially when they fight against other White nations – calling them “huns”.

          • elysianfield November 7, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

            Jarek,
            The culture of the veteran is nationalistic in nature. Rarely will you see a shot-caller at a veteran’s hospital…they do as their leaders direct.

            You are nationalistic, as am I.

            Ein Volk,
            Ein Reich

          • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 8:29 pm #

            Yes, the people are lost without real leaders. Real warriors don’t simply take orders of course. Alas, soldiers are mostly just unthinking joe blow types. This is the Kali Yuga.

    • malthuss November 7, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

      animal shelters? people breed to many ‘pets’.

      • elysianfield November 7, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

        Maybe so. All the more need for the shelters.

        • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:24 pm #

          You are awesome for wanting to help animals in shelters. 🙂

      • MaryQueen November 8, 2022 at 7:29 pm #

        Backyard breeders are especially evil. Then if no one buys their puppies they dump them at the shelter.

        • Paula D November 10, 2022 at 10:31 am #

          That explains why my sister had to travel so far to get a dog, Mary.

          The shelter in San Jose only had pit bulls and chihuahuas and she didn’t want either. I assumed it was because the kind of people who want those breeds of dogs are too irresponsible to neuter them, but maybe they are from backyard breeders.

  26. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth November 7, 2022 at 11:23 am #

    Yeah Jim Republicans are sure going to go after big Pharma !

    Ooopps

    Republican Sens. James Lankford (Okla.), Mike Lee (Utah), Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.) introduced the “Protecting Drug Innovation Act” on Friday Oct 7th, saying they wanted to pull back government authority over the prices of drugs covered by Medicare.

    Mo Profits

  27. Prospero November 7, 2022 at 11:24 am #

    “And so, the midterm election plods to a climax on elephant feet.”

    Last week, Joe Biden announced that the election results would need to be delayed in order to achieve the desired outcome. The current Pennsylvania vote-counting delay strategy is a blueprint for what will be used in many other states.

    It remains to be seen if stalling the vote count will allow the Democrats to successfully rig an election that is supposed to end less than 24 hours after Tuesday’s blood moon.

    • Islander November 7, 2022 at 6:23 pm #

      Tom Luongo has a theory that a bunch of election results will be delayed, the country will be in political chaos/limbo, and during this “interregnum” the russkies will make a move in Ukraine.

      A problem I see with this scenario is that it looks like the ground in Ukraine is going to take about a month to freeze.

      Doesn’t mean that the election results will not be held up, or held hostage, for some other reason. Like, finding or fixing a few more ballots. . . .

      • Prospero November 7, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

        The delay of the election results will cause a lot of stress that might boil over into some mostly peaceful disturbances. It remains to be seen if there will be a Russian reaction to the election stalemate.

      • Mick November 7, 2022 at 9:12 pm #

        And tomorrow night is the full moon. That should help things!

        • Anthea November 7, 2022 at 11:14 pm #

          And a full moon with the Sun in Scorpio and the Moon in Taurus, at that!

          • Mick November 8, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

            I’m not well versed in astrology, but I guess that means we’re gonna get stung and gored?

            Heh heh

  28. messianicdruid November 7, 2022 at 11:26 am #

    JHK leading by [ excellent ] example – pray then vote.

    If you won’t vote, at least pray.

  29. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth November 7, 2022 at 11:32 am #

    I still voted Republican in the 2nd bluest state in the country, an exercise equal to yelling at the wind.

    • Amman November 7, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

      Or a cliff at the seashore bearing the waves for ages.

    • Islander November 7, 2022 at 6:28 pm #

      Which state is that?

      IMO it is not “yelling at the wind.”

      It is adding a drop of purple.

      In fact, what is the point of voting blue in a blue state? None at all. The whole point is to add a drop of purple. If that is the result you want to see.

      Many states are going purple.

      It is very selfish to refuse to vote and do one’s part. It is a sign of pathological individualism.
      Overestimate of one’s own importance. Desire to be important. All of the talk about “doesn’t change anything” is a facade narrative for this “I want to be more important than I am” syndrome.

      • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 7:56 pm #

        Selfish not to vote?

        Hahahahahahahahaha!

        Vote if you want, stop telling others what to do.

      • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

        People who vote are the ones putting stickers on themselves bragging that “I voted!” oooh goody for you! How self-important is that? Then there is you being all self-important about voting, yet can’t refute – at all – what I said, that we are offered two piles of billionaire funded mouthpieces to vote for. Isn’t it SOOOO empowering to pick one of those piles of shit?

        Go on ahead, Islander: Feel all special about your special ‘vote,’ and allow others to make their own choices.

        • Amman November 8, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

          Hey, Trump was a def. Outsider in DC – billionaire or not – and he rocked their world. If the Republicans had had a pair, things would have progressed differently, yes?

      • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

        Islander disgraced herself Sunday, but it is more than making up for Monday.

        • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:45 pm #

          For once I agree with you.

          • Jarek November 8, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

            She has crushed you. Your alliance lies in tatters, especially after you stabbed Night Owl in the back by supporting Bill.

          • Night Owl November 8, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

            Nah. We cannot agree on everything, Jarek.

            If Mary wants to think Bill would not have seen her off in a cattle car, that is fine.

            It matters not that he was calling many of her sentiments (also expressed by me) nutjob conspiracy theory.

            Bill never meant any of that, you see. He agreed with us the entire time — except when reminded that he not only knelt when told to, but actively participated in some of the worst evil in moder history.

            Give him a hand!

          • MaryQueen November 8, 2022 at 7:31 pm #

            Actually no, I don’t get emotionally involved with people up here and I don’t try to create alliances.

            But that statement sure reveals a helluva lot about you.

          • Jarek November 9, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

            No one believes that, Mary.

            Night Owl: You’re right. He’s a nice person but nice people behave in terrible ways all the time.

      • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth November 7, 2022 at 10:32 pm #

        Illinois where incumbent Democrats pick their own opponents.

  30. RCAnderson November 7, 2022 at 11:39 am #

    I’ve been wondering lately whether these midterms will be more “theater” in the sense that since the narrative regarding the 2020 election was “there’s no evidence of election fraud,” and many people believed that, that the 2022 election, which has been predicted to be a Red Wave for months now, will end up w/ Dems winning after all, which will then be the last straw for many and will convince people that elections are (and have been) fraudulent, and perhaps precipitate the civil way that is much desired by the Elites that run things. I guess we’ll see pretty soon…

    • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

      When you break it down, does it matter all that much if one shitty party cheats the other shitty party? Either way, we get to choose between 2 absolutely crappy and useless parties.

      • Beryl of Oyl November 7, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

        I think Zeldin will win in NY, because Hochul is so absolutely horrible ahe is making the Democrats look as awful as they are. She’s blowing their cover.

        Anybody find it strange that Chuckie is up for reelection and nobody’s talking about defeating him?

      • Islander November 7, 2022 at 6:29 pm #

        Right on cue with the nihilism!

    • Amman November 8, 2022 at 3:53 pm #

      On these elections, Armstrong is the Go To guy. I think he is saying the elections don’t matter because no one will accept the results anyway… it’s almost SURREAL.

  31. John001 November 7, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

    If Schwab is barely plausible, what about Harari? The madman is ranting openly that the world has far too many useless human beings.

    Ehrlich, who’s still around (90), warned us 54 years ago in ‘The Population Bomb’. Numbers were left to more than double including, sadly, the birth of crazies like Prof. Harari. Richard Heinberg 20 yrs ago suggested a voluntary 1.5-child policy … well, it could get us down to a billion or two by 2100.

    Fauci looks OK for his age unlike Gates. If it’s true he takes a high vit.D supplement, and he eats healthy food, he’ll probably be around to charge and sentence to life imprisonment for another 20-25 years.

    Just think of the long lives of other ultra-rich people … Queen Elizabeth II 96, her husband 99, David Rockefeller 102, Henry Kissinger 99 not out …

    • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

      What the hell is a 1.5 child policy?

      I agree that the earth is overpopulated and birth control should be encouraged, but what is 1.5 children?

      • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

        It’s a statistical thing, Paula. Not really something you’d be interested in. It’s not a child and a half in other words.

        Now does the above post make me take Paula more or less seriously when she talks about all of these viruses not only being seen but mapped out?

      • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

        How would it work?

        Two couples agree that one has two kids and one has one?

        That seems cumbersome and unworkable.

        Therefore it is not a viable program to suggest to a population.

        • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

          No, when considering hundreds of millions of people, if some couples have less than two, the number will come out to one and a fraction. Similarly, if some have more than two, it comes out to 2.1 or so – the number that maintains the population as it is. Why? Because many women don’t marry and/or can’t have children or couples choose not to do so. So? So some have to have more than two to make up for it.

          A good object lesson in numbers. What makes sense at the personal or sensorial level of existence, simply doesn’t cut it at the level of trying to govern a large nation.
          Thus people who try to argue from themselves or the people they know (friends, neighbors, family) to the aggregate are always going to get things wrong. Chick philosophy though of course many men do this too.

          • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

            Of course your point stands too: the greater truth doesn’t make sense at the personal level either.

            Different kinds of thinking for different numbers of things? As in “scaling”? Who would have thought?

            Also different kinds of thinking are needed for different kinds of things. Don’t expect the precision of mathematics in engineering – what to speak of the humanities. So the humanities are bunk, right? That’s what we’re up against. Different kinds of people have no understanding or respect for other kinds.

            And this is all in a monocultural and racial society. Think adding different races and religions helps? Especially ones who never attained any heights of intellectual culture? How about ones who have been abused by the culture they are entering? Helpful?

          • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 5:17 pm #

            I know how it works, Jarek. I’m simply saying that it is not a good proposal to present to the population because it doesn’t work on a family level.

            Telling people that they should have 1.5 children is a non-starter of an idea.

            I think that the two child family idea they pushed for a while is better. As you say, there are enough people who don’t want any children to make it work out.

            Actually it did work out. If our ruling overlords hadn’t opened up the borders the US would have a stable population about what it was in 1970,

            Obviously it suits them to stuff more people into this country, no matter what the sensible people say.

          • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 8:33 pm #

            Oh ok. Yes, people need to be given simple advice not statistics meant for large scale planning. Many did follow the two child plan and then were betrayed when America opened the Southern border. We could have easily stated at 220 million, and 90% White.

        • gustafson.robert.22 November 7, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

          It could be organized as a lottery system for a second child.

        • Islander November 7, 2022 at 6:30 pm #

          It is just statistics, Paula.

          For heaven’s sake.

    • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

      I’m sure Harari doesn’t include himself in the list of people who should be wiped from the planet. He’s on my list, though!

    • malthuss November 7, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

      Just think of the long lives of other ultra-rich people … Queen Elizabeth II 96, her husband 99, David Rockefeller 102, Henry Kissinger 99 not out …

      you didnt mention

      buffett
      munger
      soros

      but thats 7 out of 8 billion.

      • benr November 8, 2022 at 8:17 am #

        My cigar chain smoking Judo coach lived to be 101.
        We called him Mori, but I believe that was short for Fujimori.
        Speaking of short the man was 5’2″ and had hands like steel vices once he got ahold of you, he would hip toss you to the center of the earth.
        Miss that guy he was a real character.

  32. Kevvia Knack November 7, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

    I keep hearing that we shouldn’t worry about diesel fuel shortages—-that supplies will be replenished in time to avoid disaster. I’m not sure what to believe, quite frankly.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 7, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

      I was talking to the cashier in my local supermarket, briefly, about how bad the prices are getting, and she said she thought they were using the covid as an excuse for what was going on.

      People paid to think don’t catch on as fast as people paid to do things.

    • gustafson.robert.22 November 7, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

      At some point, one of these days, shortages will be directly supply related, and it seems plenty likely diesel could be the first to run into actual supply (out of the ground, not processing) issues.

      • Islander November 7, 2022 at 6:31 pm #

        I am wondering what happens when the diesel rubber hits the road with our ferry system.

  33. Roundball Shaman November 7, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

    “Threat to ‘our democracy?’ The effrontery!”

    You cannot have a threat against something that does not exist. The Indispensable Nation does not HAVE a democracy… therefore there is no threat against it.

    The Indispensables are Subjects ruled over by a tiny hidden few. What is actually being threatened is the health and welfare and future of the Subjects. The Hidden Ones always do fine.

    “Is censorship and abridging the First Amendment democratic?”

    This is evidence of Frank Zappa’s famous quote: “The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery…”

    Everywhere we look these days, They are taking down the scenery. And They want to take us down with it.

    “They’re so far gone ethically and so deep in criminality carried out by so many persons and agencies in their service, that everything you see them do now is some attempt to cover-up their crimes…”

    When one is surrounded by evil-like deeds, thoughts, and actions… pretty soon these become normalized to the ones drowning in such garbage. It becomes One Great Big Bad Cult. Uniformity of thought. Following orders. Not ever going outside the lines. And these deluded souls re-enforce the pathology to each other and forbid anyone to leave the Cult. In other words… doing evil becomes just another day at the office and has no particular impact on the thoughts of these people. Evil is fully normalized and becomes Their default setting for Life.

    “… Dr. Anthony Fauci, seems to think that retirement will erect an invisible shield from prosecution around him — if he lives long enough.”

    No one will ever touch the Fraudster. He is the poster boy for the entire Plandemic and Big Pharma Toxic Injection saga. They worked tirelessly to erect the false narratives around this Public health atrocity and They will never give that narrative up. The Big Pharma Medical Industrial Complex Cabal still owns the United States Incorporated government officials in total and will decide what gets said about this and what doesn’t.

    “… lead to an extinction event for the Dems. Their desperation must be such that they will try anything now to stave off an election disaster, including any-and-all forms of ballot fraud.”

    You don’t need ballot fraud if the vote-tally software is in some black box that can be controlled by forces off-shore (or on-shore). Who the hell really knows what’s in that dark software and how it can be manipulated. They don’t have to worry about ‘votes’ when they can just plug totals into the black box as they please.

    Asking Democrats to “Save Democracy” is like Doctor ‘The Science!’ begging to call a National press conference and fully confess his sins and spill his guts about what he and others have done to the health and welfare of Americans and our businesses and mental stability and the future of our children. Makes for a pleasant fantasy to warm one’s thoughts as the Winter cold of weather and National bankruptcy descends upon our Nation.

    “I’m not much of a praying man, but…”

    This is what Jimmy Stewart said in It’s A Wonderful Life… just before he got socked in the nose and laid out on the floor.

    • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

      I thought of Frank Zappa’s prediction as I read today’s essay, also.

    • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

      America’s not a Democracy, was never intended to be, and that’s a good thing given human nature.

      We were intended to be a Constitutional Republic. You think that they’re the same or something? Well they’re not. People can’t just vote out the Bill of Rights. They would if they could you know – if it was phrased right.

      • Roundball Shaman November 7, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

        Jarek: “People can’t just vote out the Bill of Rights. They would if they could you know – if it was phrased right.”

        People can’t vote out the Bill of Rights at the ballot box. But millions of WokeAmericans have already voted out The Bill with their thoughts, deeds, and actions. What is on paper somewhere and that which represents a line of thinking and a philosophy can just be ignored. And that is what’s happening today with millions of Great American Wokesters.

        They hate ‘rights’ of any kind except for the ‘right’ to follow Their crowd, divorce yourself from Reality, and work to fully deny others of their God-given Rights of which the Bill is a mere shadow.

        They do believe in the Right to ‘Follow Orders!’ and turn off one’s brain and sense of ethics.

        • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

          Ok then! So you admit Democracy is crap.

          • Roundball Shaman November 7, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

            Jarek: “So you admit Democracy is crap.”

            Thousands of years of Earth history has conclusively proven that a good form of government has still not been invented. And given human nature — likely will never be.

          • Soul Forensics November 7, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

            “Thousands of years of Earth history has conclusively proven that a good form of government has still not been invented. And given human nature — likely will never be.”

            That’s a cop-out, no answer at all.

            People have to be governed. Anarchy will quickly descend into Mad Max. And despite the utopian experiments (all of which have ultimately failed, even in their simplest, most small-scale operations), all forms of gov’t are vertical.

            When TSHTF in earnest, vertical govt’s will form willy-nilly. So it’s a question of: what is the best form in an array of imperfect options? Abstaining from an opinion doesn’t mean you’re not involved in the outcome.

            Unbridled authoritarianism doesn’t work. Neither does its putative opposite, democracy.

            We need a form of aristocracy. Some argue for monarchism, others for nationalism, others for theocracy, others for a mix of trusted spiritual and intellectual leaders.

            Ideally, it will be organic. Whites, naturally, will have a better chance in making a go of it.

          • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

            Because of your cosmic names, sometimes I conflated you two in my mind. But how different you are! The palm goes to Soul. The Shaman has been defeated most ingnomiously.

          • Roundball Shaman November 7, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

            Soul Forensics: “That’s a cop-out, no answer at all. People have to be governed. Anarchy will quickly descend into Mad Max.”

            That’s what the problem has always been. People just assuming that they ‘have’ to be governed from ‘outside’. Maybe that’s what School Earth is all about. Learning to government YOURSELF properly. Not really on the cop-out that we ‘have’ to be governed by someone else who does not have our interests at heart. While we do act like animals – yes we need Keepers. But that assumes we never grow up and we stay animals. The easy way out… staying babies that need Nannies.

            Do truly evolved persons in History need to be ‘governed’. Hell no. They have learned to be the best governors for themselves.

            “… what is the best form in an array of imperfect options? Abstaining from an opinion doesn’t mean you’re not involved in the outcome.”

            I advocate for growing beyond the Animal Nature and becoming Young Adults in the Cosmic pecking order. Not just handing over our God-given gifts of Life to outsiders. That’s not Anarchy. That is growing up to be a responsible Leader of your own accord.

            That may not be a popular opinion… but then I’ve never had great use for Popular Opinion.

          • Soul Forensics November 7, 2022 at 5:39 pm #

            “Do truly evolved persons in History need to be ‘governed’. Hell no. They have learned to be the best governors for themselves.” — Roundball Shaman

            To use your own argument against you, given the long track record regarding human nature, the vast majority of people will never be even adequate governors of themselves.

          • Roundball Shaman November 7, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

            Soul Forensics: “… given the long track record regarding human nature, the vast majority of people will never be even adequate governors of themselves.”

            ‘Never’ is a really, really long time in Cosmic terms. Hard to make long-term judgments about that. Does the task seem massive? Of course it looks that way to many. But that’s why we live in School Earth.

            If humans can ‘never’ transcend animal nature then there truly is no hope for our species. And one day… we will destroy ourselves. I prefer to think that we can evolve beyond our base nature and make something of ourselves. Some people in history have done this… so this proves it can be done. But people have to want this before they can embark on this quest.

            If we don’t… the Planet gets a flush and reset and we all sit around in some post-Earth realm talking about how we should have tried much harder.

          • messianicdruid November 7, 2022 at 6:20 pm #

            Learn to self-govern [ if we would judge ourselves we would not be judged ]

            “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

          • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

            Is “so you admit” your favorite crybully tactic? You use it often enough.

            LOL.

          • Jarek November 7, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

            And yet he took the bait and a fine discussion ensued between two other posters.

            Wrong again, kweeeen!

          • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 9:38 pm #

            Will you admit that you use “so you admit” all the time? And that it’s a tactic? Come on, Jarek. You can do it.

          • Soul Forensics November 7, 2022 at 10:14 pm #

            “Will you admit that you use “so you admit” all the time? And that it’s a tactic?” — MaryQ

            Will you admit that you use “LOL!” all the time, as if it’s an actual argument clincher, and even though you’re not laughing at all?

          • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 10:37 pm #

            What? You don’t think I am laughing at you guys?

          • Anthea November 7, 2022 at 11:28 pm #

            Well, first of all, saying “So you admit” to someone when they did nothing of the kind is untruthful.

          • Jarek November 8, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

            “So you admit” is a challenge to debate since it is debating language.

            The Ladies, being enamoured of argument but ignorant of debate, don’t have a clue about this.

            They are good at showing their ignorance!

          • MaryQueen November 8, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

            Well, I just looked it up, and it’s a phrase highly favored by narcissists.

            Yet another red flag.

  34. PureBlood November 7, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

    Vaccinated people could be releasing spike proteins by air. This is called shedding and documented in pfizer’s released files. I talked with people and read stories online that some unvaccinated people are experiencing headaches, stomachaches, itching sensation in throat, need to cough, smelling weird parfume like smells whenever they are near vaccinated people. I personally started to experience headache when I go in crowded areas. Graphene hydroxide in their body are amplifying wireless signals to terahertz level. Literally every vaccinated person becomes like walking antennas. This and spike proteins could be causing us to experience these symptoms. We need to take care of ourselves with much causion because threat is real. You can get ivermectin to detox your body by visiting getmeivm.com

    • malthuss November 7, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

      I have been told similar things.

      I went to a med tech talk last week.

      I forget the name of the sponsor [star burst?].

      The asian female MD spoke of working w Gates etc to create a vaccine that self boosts. no need for boosters.

      • gustafson.robert.22 November 7, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

        The impenetrably entrenched tech-worshippers might be the real enemies over anyone else. The energy optimists, messianic nuclearists, transhumanists, maximalists, space-miners, green revolutionists, economic growthists, complex civilizationists, pro-industrialists, prosperity pushers… all part of one great darkness poisoning everything now. So many more are a part of this group than realize it.

    • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

      Imagine the water supply, etc.

    • Anthea November 7, 2022 at 11:40 pm #

      I’ve gotten very bad headaches a coupole of times after I knew I had been around people who are vaxxed. My next-door neighbor had to stop attending his (heavily vaxxed) church because he always got a raging headache immediately after services–they would set in on the drive home. A friend of mine got a raging headache from going to his vaxxed barber, plus on side of his head swelled up. I almost never get headaches–and never severe headaches.

      I will say that other unvaxxed people in the family haven’t gotten headaches or other symptoms from being around their vaxxed relatives or in-laws. It seems to hit some people and not others. But it’s very real.

      • GreenAlba November 8, 2022 at 6:28 am #

        I haven’t spoken to my brother-in-law in Dublin for many months. He was raging because I cc’d him into an email to my husband and his sister in response to a stupid email my husband sent me (cc’d to his sister) which was some nonsense excusing jab effects (trying to demonstrate they weren’t jab effects). I provided some informative links, within my narrative.

        Since I found out he was mad at me, I have avoided picking up the phone when I’ve seen his name. I just leave my husband to answer or leave him to call back when hubby is in. We used to have great chats – he’s very funny.

        Anyway, this morning I answered the phone, since it was just a number, but it was him, phoning from a Dublin hospital where he is being treated for a pulmonary embolism.. He’s 52. Another one that won’t be reported. I hardly need say he made no connection.

      • benr November 8, 2022 at 8:07 am #

        I seem to only get headaches while around very liberal people.
        It’s almost like they open their mouths and the barometric pressure increase or decreases depending on how empty headed they are.

        • GreenAlba November 8, 2022 at 8:32 am #

          Careful they don’t ‘shed’ their lunacy on you by aerosol or skin contact, benr. 🙂

      • Jarek November 8, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

        But the spikes don’t seem to be able to enter the system at a deep level and begin reproducing. That’s a very good thing or else the world would be over. Including the Elite unless they were prepared to isolate until everyone was dead.

  35. Paula D November 7, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

    Re: US government acting like psychopathic evil monsters and not realizing that normal people are appalled…
    Alex Christoforou reports that the “Biden” White House has told the Zelensky regime to announce publicly that they are open to negotiations. The report hastens to add that Zelensky was told not to actually negotiate, just to announce willingness.
    The stated reason was that the White House is hearing from non-psychopathic leaders that they are over Ukraine and want peace. Therefore the plan is to lie in order to get them back in line.

    They don’t seem to realize that normal people are appalled by lying, deception and treachery.

    And Jake Sullivan is reported to be warning Russia not to “escalate”.

    This from a country which is openly soliciting weapons from myriad sources to send to Ukraine in order to kill Ukrainians and Russians, a country which just announced $400 million more in weapons on top of the $75 billion sent this year, which brags about providing logistical and tactical support to the Ukies, and which also brags about the Himarrs ”game changing” missiles, which the Ukies are using to target civilians in Donetsk and other cities.
    This country is telling the Russians not to escalate.

    The absolute brazen hypocrisy involved in such reports is mind boggling.
    I don’t think they realize anymore how normal people think, because they have gotten away with murder (and torture and looting) for so long that they don’t have to bother.
    Or- they don’t think they have to.

    • Paula D November 7, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

      I’ll see if this link goes through.

      ww.youtube.com/watch?v=nl_Tb8Rt7ks

    • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 3:53 pm #

      More proof that whatever they are accusing others of, they are themselves either doing or planning on doing.

    • PeteAtomic November 7, 2022 at 9:16 pm #

      Yes

      Good post, Paula

  36. beantownbill. November 7, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

    Voting ought to be like going to the dentist to get a cavity filled. What is a cavity anyhow? It’s a hole that has formed in a tooth by decay from eating unwholesome food. How do you treat a cavity? Not by just filling in the hole, but by first drilling down into it and removing the rot that caused the tooth to decay, then filling the hole with amalgam or a more healthful material.

    This is what a political solution must do. Not just fill in the hole with the other party, but first remove the rot and corruption, then replace them with people who care about an honest, open and caring political structure.

    • Disaffected November 7, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

      Nice analogy, Bill. Needless to say, we’re doing just the opposite of that, substituting one big money crook for another.

  37. tom clark November 7, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

    Good analogy, Bill, kinda like rearranging deck chairs on the Titantic. Good luck to the Republicans tomorrow. Can’t wait for them to spend the next two years complaining about why they can’t get anything done because of what the Dems did the previous 2 years. Both parties suck.
    A Fourth Turning is in order.

  38. scoubidou123 November 7, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

    You think the decline is due to a) sinister hidden forces and/or b) desperate criminals.

    I don’t really think a kabbalah of co-conspiratorshas a lot of blame for our current predicament.

    There are several ideological tendencies, all harmful to the ordinary white member of the western world, and they all have converged into an unlikely alliance. You have 1) what I’ll call the free-trading no-border economic right, that has decided to take advantage of the very uneven economic development state of the countries of the world to enrich themselves madly by arbitraging labour and others on a planetary scale; 2) the no-border woke left that has replaced the proletariat with the non-(straight white male) as the oppressed of history; and 3) curiously, the neo-cons who just want the US to bomb the world to make it safe for the turbo-capitalist elite.

    These 3 groups are more or less open in their objectives, they’re not obeying a ruler or central committee, nothing more sinister is needed than occasional local surrounding adjustements, and yet their crowd-sourced, distributed synchronized swimming is tighter than that of a school of fish. There is no peace movement whatsoever in the moment, no one marching for “no war” even though talking heads are glibly discussing WWIII or nuclear war simply shrugging, so what, let’s shovel 60 billion more in weapons to Ukraine? The great corporations create nicely paid Diversity VPs and EDI departments and subsidize floats at Pride parades so the “left” clams up about offshoring another plant. The woke left clamors for Infinity Migrants, and the corporations get the cheap labour they want.

    • K-Chien November 7, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

      Their crowd-sourced, distributed synchronized swimming is tighter than that of a school of fish you say.

      True, exploitation is how the world works many Americans think. Your three groups evolved from Americas legacy of colonialism and the totemic beliefs of a slave overseer.

      There is no peace movement whatsoever in the moment you say. True and horrible it is.

      How could there be? War is celebrated in the childhood of American boys and god is dead. Movies have brainwashed Americans for 100 years about the glories of war. It is what it is.

      Lots of talk about Power-ball here. While riches are nice to have, being rich consists more of wanting less than of having more.

  39. Soul Forensics November 7, 2022 at 4:02 pm #

    More for the Deep Staters and the lottery dreamers:

    “The love of money grows as the money itself grows.”

    — Juvenal

    • K-Chien November 7, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

      Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants. — Epictetus

    • K-Chien November 7, 2022 at 5:21 pm #

      Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool. — Seneca

      • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

        Spot on.

      • roccofire November 8, 2022 at 12:05 am #

        GO STOICS, Ryan Holiday would be proud.

  40. Amman November 7, 2022 at 4:02 pm #

    CAPTAINS BLOG: PLANET HOLLYWOOD

    The beings on this planet practice Jihad for something called ‘Trans-Benders bill of rights.’

    My science officers Uhu and Yabu find it fascinating.

  41. BackRowHeckler November 7, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

    The COP 27 shindig kicked off in Cairo — right off the bat you notice the lack of young white coeds in the streets holding signs, raising hell, and blocking traffic — activity acceptable, even encouraged, last year at COP 26 in Scotland, probably deemed not such a good idea in 3rd world Cairo lol. India & China didn’t show up, nor did Greta. What’s on the agenda? It seems to be an enormous shakedown of the Wealthy White West, with a demand of $100 billion per year (for eternity) for the ‘Global South’, reparations due for Climate Damage caused by Industrial Civilization. Problem is, the West isn’t so wealthy anymore. No mention was made of the energy squeeze in Europe & NAmerica. Indeed, more cuts need to be made, more sacrifices endured, if we are to get to NET 0 by 2030. Representatives from the US & Great Britain — John Kerry especially –appear eager to fork over the schwag to the delight of the nodding 3rd World grifters in the international audience.

    • K-Chien November 7, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

      Promises promises. Telling the global south to go fuck themselves is not an effective way to keep the flow of resources to the mother county flowing.

      People at COP 27 are making climate change into a career. Expect nothing of them.

      Western powers also need to present a nice face while the people of Eastern Ukraine get it in the ass now don’t you know. Cognitive dissonance is the goal. What better than crocodile lies at a COP.

      The murder of the global south is a planned activity.

    • malthuss November 7, 2022 at 5:33 pm #

      I saw a utube ad for some prop..dont vote for it.
      the pro is from lyft-uber and wont solve climate change. newsom opposes the prop.

    • Islander November 7, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

      I got an email from the Woodwell Climate Center (used to be Woods Hole Research Center, focusing on study of world’s forests):

      Subject line: Woodwell arrives in Sharm-El-Shiek

      “Mark your calendars—Woodwell’s official COP27 side event Intertwined Fates: How the Arctic, Amazon, and Africa are connected and shape our climate future is this Wednesday at 8 am ET. Our scientists will be joining ***women youth activists from Global Choices’ Arctic Angels*** to bear witness to climate impacts in the Arctic and tropics, explore the global connectedness of our climate system, and discuss the choices we face to secure our climate future.”

      I emailed back to them:

      Re “Our scientists will be joining women youth activists from Global Choices’ Arctic Angels to bear witness to climate impacts ”

      ‘Why don’t you meet with *actual scientists* who dispute what you are alleging about ice formation in Greenland and the Arctic?

      Plus, what you do have against men youth activists?

      This sounds ridiculous.
      +++++++++++

      Just so they know that some people on their mailing list think this sounds ridiculous.

      This Research institute used to be a wonderful institution but now totally captured by climate ideologues, as far as I can see.
      No mention of the carbon footprint of flying to Egypt and of the sojourn there.

      • Q. Shtik November 7, 2022 at 10:16 pm #

        I emailed back to them: – Islander

        ===========

        I got a hundred bucks says you’ll get no response to your email… but good on ya anyway.

        • Islander November 7, 2022 at 10:57 pm #

          Who said I expected a response?

          Hoewever, it just so happens that I know this organization and I know who “info@” actually is.

          So I know which staff member will see my email.

    • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 10:35 pm #

      Wow, BRH.

      There was an ‘interfaith’ ritual announced (since now the new religion is globalism). I posted it below.

  42. mitchellc November 7, 2022 at 5:14 pm #

    And so the complaining just keeps keeping on. Global south, the new proletariat, colonial legacy …

    Let me guess, when you go to the sea shore, you rail against the birds, seals, fish and all the other denizens of the deep minding their own business while hunting for their next meal.

    It’s called life, it’s called competition over scarce resources, and no, just because we’re self aware (along every other species), nope, we’re special and unique, and expect our institutions to reflect our fantasy expectations of altruistic love and cooperation.

    If you’re constantly unhappy and upset, maybe it’s you. Maybe it’s your unrealistic expectations, maybe it’s the fiends that programmed these false beliefs of imaginary beneficence into your young mind.

    What would a commoner from any era up to 150 years ago – dating back to proto human troops – say in response to this behaviour?

    Ixnay on the omplainingcay oolfay.

    • gustafson.robert.22 November 7, 2022 at 7:11 pm #

      Today’s elites are not purely “social-darwinist” winners or classic predators.

      They are partially that, but are also, moreso, colossal idiots. Their pride has overcome them. Pride in technological accomplishment and human “dominance” on Earth. They are, unwittingly (because of blindness) endangering the planet and the entire species. And, the main problem in the world now is that most people on Earth do NOT fundamentally oppose the industrialist elites. They bitch, moan, but most of all, demand the store shelves remain stocked with shiny, tasty things. That’s the story.

      There are (practically) NO predator-winners operating right now, Sir Mitch; only stronger, luckier, elite idiots and weaker, poorer, dependent idiots.

    • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 7:53 pm #

      I have a hard time believing that except for your condescending comments here, you go through life smelling roses and oohing and aahing at butterflies and birdies.

      • Paula D November 8, 2022 at 10:50 am #

        lol, that gave me a vision of mc skipping through the tulips like Julie Andrews.
        These are a few of my favorite things!

  43. JaiSeli November 7, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

    “Nuth’n gunna happen to ANY of the “D[e]C[eit] Turd-Pond Sludgers of consequence” w/o a “[not-so] ‘civil’ v2.0 blood-letting”. “Bring it” and “return me [my] Home” (GFR – “Closer to Home”). Chi-com PLA UN blue-helmeted “clean-up” troops be damed! No FEAR/HATE when, “… where two or three [are] GATHER[ed] together …”, What/Who “abides”? “JC always before me/we” cuz … there are no atheists in foxholes or within defensive perimeters surrounded by gov Fast-&-Furious-armed roving gangs and/or desperate, displaced, UNrepenting/UNprepared “citYzens/coasters/urbies”. MAGA – “Make America Gracious/Grateful Again/Always” or toss it on the same ash-heap of all other failed empires. Ooo-rah. Psst, IRresponsible parents remaining in DemonRAT-controlled “schiff-holes” – guilty of child endangerment?

    • Woodchuck November 7, 2022 at 6:14 pm #

      say what?

      • Q. Shtik November 7, 2022 at 10:02 pm #

        My sentiments exactly, Woodchuck. What makes a person want to write so incomprehensively?

        • Anthea November 7, 2022 at 11:53 pm #

          @ Q. Shtik:

          Aha! I don’t think “incomprehensively” is the word you are looking for, since it means “not comprehensive.”

          • gustafson.robert.22 November 8, 2022 at 5:25 am #

            Roasted by his own petard, I see..

          • Q. Shtik November 8, 2022 at 11:37 am #

            I disagree. To me “incomprehensively” is the right word.

          • MaryQueen November 8, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

            Hoisted, even, gustafson 😉

          • GreenAlba November 9, 2022 at 6:08 am #

            In the mother tongue, it is *hoist* by his own petard. 🙂

        • Redneck Liberal November 8, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

          Q, you meant “incomprehensibly” I fear.

          • Q. Shtik November 8, 2022 at 9:08 pm #

            My research tells me this:

            This word (incomprehensive) is listed in some online dictionaries, but not all. It is used rarely and should be considered with caution. As with many fringe words, people may see it as an error.

            Incomprehensible is much more common. It is an adjective that means difficult or impossible to understand, or comprehend. A good synonym is unintelligible.

            So I will concede “incomprehensibly” would have been correct.

          • GreenAlba November 9, 2022 at 6:13 am #

            I agree. ‘Comprehensive’ (as in insurance) means including everything necessary or appropriate, so its opposite would mean the opposite of that, if it were used at all.

  44. benr November 7, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

    The “leader” of our nation proves once again he is not fit for the job and has not been for years.

    President Joe Biden Nearly STUMBLES Off Stage During Chaotic Rally In New York

    Joe Biden gave a chaotic rally in New York over the weekend where he nearly fell off the event’s stage and also sparred back and forth with a heckler in the audience, RadarOnline.com has learned.

    The sensational incident took place on Sunday as Biden made an appearance in Yonkers, New York to help endorse gubernational candidate and current NY Governor Kathy Hochul.

    Hochul, who was named governor of New York following the resignation of disgraced former NY Governor Andrew Cuomo in August 2020, is running for her first full term against GOP rival and House Rep. Lee Zeldin on Tuesday.

    But Sunday’s event started off poorly, and only grew worse as it went on, because President Biden almost fell off the stage just moments after walking up to speak.

    “Oops, stepping on a – hmm – it’s black,” the 79-year-old president, who turns 80 later this month, said after regaining his balance. “Anyway…”

    Then, shortly thereafter, President Biden was heckled by a protestor in the crowd at the event at Sarah Lawrence College.

    “I know I don’t look it, but I’ve been around for a little while,” the president quipped before the heckler started yelling up at him.

    Good grief Joe you look like a hundred year old man with massive amounts of plastic surgery.

    • Islander November 7, 2022 at 6:40 pm #

      Biden really looks quite ghoulish.

      Even for a guy his age!

      I know people over 80 who look and move a lot better than Biden.

      Biden’s face is a horrible empty mask.

      His eyes are both squinty and vacant.

      I really would not want to run into him on a dark street.

    • BackRowHeckler November 7, 2022 at 7:02 pm #

      Not a good look for Sleepy Joe. Soon he is off for Cairo himself, teaming up with Captain Planet, John Kerry, to sell out the United States.

    • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

      He also is addicted to the old ‘grampaw’ jokes and he repeats them over and over and that makes him look like an even bigger fool.

    • Mick November 7, 2022 at 9:30 pm #

      I fear that he won’t make it to the coming spring, or early summer. I can’t believe I’m cheering on Joe to live. It’s only because Kamala will be much worse. She’s not yet 60 and sounds just as stupid, and sometimes more stupid than Joe. A few weeks ago she sounded so foolish I found myself disbelieving that she legitimately ever got a law degree. Much less passed the Bar.

      Plus, she’s quite, quite nasty as a person. Gives Hillary a run for her money.

  45. thirdcoastlegend November 7, 2022 at 6:33 pm #

    Sunak was hustled out of COP27 just before his scheduled address under mysterious circumstances.

    Algeria formally applied for admission to BRICS+, thus putting a major dent in the collective West’s plans for North Africa.

    The US has very little influence there, so I wouldn’t expect any sort of color revolution. They may try to prompt the Moroccans to engage in some type of border conflict.

    • Paula D November 8, 2022 at 10:54 am #

      Aren’t they already doing that?

      I think they’re supporting terrorists in Morocco, but maybe I’m mixed up about that.

  46. tom clark November 7, 2022 at 7:07 pm #

    Tough turning 80, but congrats on at least getting that far. “Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth, because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult and accept it, then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.” M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled, 1978.

    • Anthea November 7, 2022 at 11:57 pm #

      Very true. I think you could go further and say that suffering is our dignity and our glory.

  47. benr November 7, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

    Politico appears to be releasing their very own Kraken and before the election no less.
    Or at least Kraken like language.
    It’s all very confusing when the progressive pundits on this very site have accused us all over tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theories.

    politico.com/news/2022/10/14/wireless-modems-could-endanger-midterms-00061769

    Odd with the threat of Democrats getting a complete and utter drubbing this is suddenly on the radar?

    What happened to most fair, free, and secure election?

    Folks this is actually being discussed.

    Could it just be that Dems are just horrible?
    Will they dare to pull another 2020 and will the American people tolerate yet another big steal or even the appearance of one?

    • Islander November 7, 2022 at 8:57 pm #

      Modems . . . which is why, paper ballots and hand counting by precinct.

      Remember?

      This modem angst looks like pre-programming.

      In addition to the fact that of course all of the elctronic vote counting IS hackable.

      So, why raise the alarm at this late date?

      Why not after the previous election cycle . . .

      Questions, questions . . .

    • Redneck Liberal November 7, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

      If you tried opening BOTH eyes at once, you might get a better view of reality…

      • benr November 7, 2022 at 10:28 pm #

        Oh, look it’s one of our online pals who warned us about questioning anything and doing so was tin hat tom foolery.
        Could it be you need to open even just one eye?

  48. MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 8:40 pm #

    A transhumanist is going to SAVE US! He bought TWITTER! He made Kathy Griffith shut up!

    We are SAVED!!

    Hallelujah!

    • Mick November 7, 2022 at 9:32 pm #

      Bwahahahahaha…..

    • SoftStarLight November 8, 2022 at 2:56 am #

      Hah well you know what, it’s his company and he can do what he wants with it so there. It’s already so much better than before with people being able to speak more freely. I personally don’t make a habit of complaining about every little thing.

      • MaryQueen November 8, 2022 at 7:40 pm #

        Worship those billionaires, SSL.

        They have your best interests at heart, and never stop wondering what they can do for you.

  49. paul scott November 7, 2022 at 9:20 pm #

    Mr Kunstler wites so well, creates sentences inspiring and real. If I could buy one of hids paintings it would be >Burton road in the fall.

    • Q. Shtik November 7, 2022 at 9:34 pm #

      Mr Kunstler wites so well, – paul s

      =======

      Yeah, he’s a great “witer.”

      • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 10:11 pm #

        Didn’t JHK warn you about this particular brand of assholery?

        • Islander November 7, 2022 at 11:00 pm #

          Not if it’s incomprehensive.

          • benr November 8, 2022 at 8:00 am #

            Yes, James has warned him repeatedly.

            It’s obvious the guy missed a letter whilst typing most people’s brains can fill in the missing letter in fact remove all the vowels and most people can still read that with little effort.

          • MaryQueen November 8, 2022 at 7:41 pm #

            No, JHK said knock it off about correcting people. Obviously “wite” is a typo.

            So – assholery on Q’s part (again).

            And if he’s gonna correct people, maybe he shouldn’t make so many mistakes himself.

      • SoftStarLight November 8, 2022 at 2:44 am #

        omg LOL

  50. tom clark November 7, 2022 at 9:32 pm #

    Life in the Anthropocene is difficult.

    I liked it better when humans weren’t the center of the universe.

    • PeteAtomic November 7, 2022 at 9:46 pm #

      I agree.

      However God has His own plans.

    • Anthea November 8, 2022 at 12:01 am #

      I don’t remember the Anthropocene very well. What was it like?

      • MaryQueen November 8, 2022 at 7:42 pm #

        I was going to add, was it fun hunting, gathering, and being stalked by grizzlies or stomped on by mammoths?

        • PeteAtomic November 9, 2022 at 8:22 am #

          I miss cuddling with wooly mammoths.

  51. PeteAtomic November 7, 2022 at 9:44 pm #

    These calumnies the US continues to experience will last as long as the neo imperialists, security state & its war machine are allowed to possess the body and soul of our nation.

    We are enslaved by a satanic elite which lives on greed and death. There is no God to people like the Clinton’s, Obama, Biden, Bill Gates, or Soros. There is only the Self, and the power they abuse to deny others their liberties, and lives.

    Yes, vote tomorrow. It seems like a small thing, in a way. How can my little voice make any difference?

    However big things often start with small beginnings.

    • MaryQueen November 7, 2022 at 10:53 pm #

      No voting here.

      I don’t dance when they clap.

      That’s MY small beginning.

      Resist just like I did the jab, the mask, and all their other demands.

      • PeteAtomic November 9, 2022 at 8:24 am #

        I didn’t vote either for a long time.

    • SoftStarLight November 8, 2022 at 2:38 am #

      Wow, yeah I really can’t agree more. What more can we do? Perhaps make calls or knock on doors for candidates we love. We’ll never reclaim anything by dropping out and becoming little atoms just floating out there. We are part of a body, of a society. Or a dance troupe if you wish to conceptualize it that way.

  52. tom clark November 7, 2022 at 10:28 pm #

    PA…that’s the Minnesotan in you comin’ thru, regardless of what happens here! Thanks for the upbeat message in spite of all the gloom and doom that seems to have taken over the world. By all means vote (if you haven’t already). It’s your right. Folks lamenting the loss of democracy won’t know what they’re missing ’til it’s gone. Let other mere humans like yourself fuss and fret over what should count and what shouldn’t and let the chips fall where they may.

    • PeteAtomic November 8, 2022 at 7:45 pm #

      Yes, Tom.

      Our home, the snow globe that is about to be shook once again by God’s toadies– puts me in a very philosophical mood this time of year.

      I voted this morning. It was here in my neighborhood in the rubble-filled city of Duluth, a chilly rain sweeping in over the town.

      “If you go when the snowflakes storm
      When the rivers freeze and summer ends
      Please, see if she has a coat so warm
      To keep her from the howlin’ winds…”

  53. Q. Shtik November 7, 2022 at 11:10 pm #

    Here we go again. The Powerball Drawing is delayed due to “technical difficulties.” Whuts up with this bullshit?

    • Q. Shtik November 7, 2022 at 11:13 pm #

      The last time there were “technical difficulties” they never explained what those difficulties were.

      • roccofire November 7, 2022 at 11:34 pm #

        I agree, so odd! I am working a long over night shift meeting the fine humans of my city as they beat, kill, and drug each other, so I took my dinner break at 2300 hours just to watch the Powerball draw. Many of our fellow health care workers want to leave, retire, and sadly the lottery is the way. It seems so odd, but as JHK describes its the current way of American life. Homer Simpson has come to our level of existence. Election day tomorrow, but as an old liberal ( not progressive) I don’t vote, I was once involved and both parties are the same, George Carlin said it best, if election matters the owners would not let you do it. Lunar eclipse, the illness at my job are real, respiratory viruses and we are over filled every night, patients in hallways, census average now 110%. But not to worry I think the old Gods led by Odin are returning, ok back to the Powerball draw!

        • Q. Shtik November 8, 2022 at 12:01 am #

          Here is the lame explanation for the delay that I picked up on the internet:

          According to the California Lottery, the delay is due to “a participating lottery needing extra time to complete the required security protocols. Powerball has strict security requirements that must be met by all 48 lotteries before a drawing can occur.”

          • Q. Shtik November 8, 2022 at 12:04 am #

            If I don’t win this thing I’ll know the fix was in… same as if the dems don’t lose the House and Senate.

          • Anthea November 8, 2022 at 12:05 am #

            Once when I was teaching in a neighborhood with a lot of Mafia families, one of the kids mentioned that arrangements had been made for his family to win the lottery.

          • BackRowHeckler November 8, 2022 at 5:16 am #

            Odd that you mention that Anthea. I can’t conceive any way the lottery can be handicapped, however, how is it that Gambino Crime Family Captain Sammy “The Bull” Gravano hit the NY State Lottery for $2 million, & Whitey Bulger, of the Winter Hill Gang, won $8 million in the Mass. State Lottery? Locally, a mobster in the Patriarcha crime family, a few weeks after doing a 5 year stint in state prison, hit the Ct state lottery for $2 million. Maybe it’s just sh#t luck, I don’t know.

          • gustafson.robert.22 November 8, 2022 at 5:33 am #

            It’s fixed, like McDonald’s Monopoly.

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

            Psy op. Getting us ready for election delays.

            Q: Post the number when it come thru, why don’t you.

        • GreenAlba November 10, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

          I thought Powerball was some sort of laundy liquid.

    • SoftStarLight November 8, 2022 at 2:24 am #

      Q, what did you learn with Stop the Steal? I’m afraid very little. Once you hear there is some kinda delay that is it. It is time to carpet bomb them with lawyers, investigators and numbers. And if you can’t do that. Well then you won’t win the lottery. That is the very steep price you pay to live in a cheap banana republic!

    • Night Owl November 8, 2022 at 6:58 am #

      Conditioning you to accept technical difficulties in the upcoming election.

      Just as when the primed the herd here in Europe with “toilet paper shortages” right before “Covid” came along and we had “mask shortages.”

      Gotta get the herd primed to react with fear, and seed “plausible” explanations in advance.

    • Rulo Deschamps November 8, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

      “The lottery in Babylon” by Jorge Luis Borges comes to mind:

      The story describes a mythical Babylon in which all activities are dictated by an all-encompassing lottery, a metaphor for the role of chance in one’s life. Initially, the lottery was run as a lottery would be, with tickets purchased and the winner receiving a monetary reward. Later, punishments and larger monetary rewards were introduced. Further, participation became mandatory for all but the elite. Finally, it simultaneously became so all-encompassing and so secret some whispered “the Company has never existed, and never will,” and some even posited that the question of the existence of the Company was irrelevant, as Babylon “is nothing but an infinite game of chance.”

      • Soul Forensics November 8, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

        Rulo,

        Shirley Jackson’s classic short story, “The Lottery”, is particularly relevant to what may happen in the future. A bit low-tech, I admit, but maybe TPTB won’t have the energy resources to snuff us out quickly via AI by then.

        • Rulo Deschamps November 8, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

          Soul,

          I just pulled the story and will read it. Thanks.

          “TPTB won’t have the energy resources to snuff us out” is also my hope.

          • Paula D November 8, 2022 at 6:44 pm #

            I always pictured death by stoning as being a person chased by a rock bearing mob because of that story.

            But then I watched a Pakistani woman being stoned to death on YouTube. I couldn’t watch it long because it freaked me out, but they put her in a hole and then piled rocks on her.

            It was very low tech, for sure, but the juxtaposition of the low tech brutality and the mob all wielding smart phones to record it was incredibly jarring.

          • benr November 9, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

            Dig hole. Stitch person to be stoned into a blanket where their head is showing. Hands and feet tied together and bury them up to their shoulders. Pile stones around so everyone can have a go at them. Brutal, bloody and painful.

          • Soul Forensics November 10, 2022 at 12:56 am #

            benr,

            That’s basically what happened to a character in Jerzy Kosinski’s classic novel The Painted Bird.

            That was after the crows pecked his eyes out.

  54. tom clark November 8, 2022 at 12:09 am #

    Didn’t George Carlin also say, “Why can’t we just all get along?”

    I wouldn’t bother myself w/ powerball. Money corrupts and big money corrupts absolutely. Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesars and unto God the things that are Gods.

    G’nite, y’all. Yea…no more political ads!

    • SoftStarLight November 8, 2022 at 2:16 am #

      Gosh tom, sometimes you are so friggin profound it is like off the charts. Aren’t there just some people you don-t want to get along with? Like, I don’t have to like you lol. That’ll throw em off. Ugghh, I know i’m so weary of this election season too! But times get tough when you’re contending with satanic entities. Nitey nite and don’t let the beddy bugs bite

    • CrusherMuldoon November 8, 2022 at 7:40 am #

      So, I guess you believe in tithing?

    • Wizard of the Saddle November 8, 2022 at 8:03 am #

      Oh, dear God, let me be corrupted by the Powerball Lottery this week! LOL!

      In all seriousness, I personally believe that I would do one hell of a lot more “good” with that jackpot than the average Joe or Jane with their tie dyed hair, sleeves of tattoos, endless body piercings, and various drug addictions.

      I’d certainly like to test that theory, anyway….

      • benr November 8, 2022 at 8:49 am #

        @WOTS

        I would like to throw my hat in the ring.
        I have made endless plans on how I would help the people around me and in my life all it takes is effort and MONEY.

    • Anthea November 8, 2022 at 10:56 am #

      The problem with “rendering unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s” is that nothing much is rightfully Caesar’s. It was all stolen.

  55. Night Owl November 8, 2022 at 6:55 am #

    “UK – The Climate crisis means “girlfriends & mothers will be raped on your kitchen table & your eyes will be poked out with sticks”

    These are the words of Rodger Hallam, leader of Extinction Rebellion & Just Stop Oil.

    Cult extremism to radicalise you!”

    https://twitter.com/BernieSpofforth/status/1589877207773552640?cxt=HHwWgICp3bO5sJAsAAAA

    It’s for Gaia. She is reaching her “carrying capacity” and running out of “fossil fuels.”

    This is what we must accept, comrades.

    • gustafson.robert.22 November 8, 2022 at 8:00 am #

      As if carrying capacity and fossil supply limits had any direct connection to climate change or even each other. Just conflate all these issues like a slob. Laziness, lazy thinking, that’s what the world needs more of.

      • Rulo Deschamps November 8, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

        gustafson, today’s WSJ: “Tension is building in Maine over efforts to save a shrinking whale species that scientists say is threatened by the ropes lobstermen use to haul traps from the ocean floor.
        The complex battle involves a federal agency that has a mandate to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales, a lobster industry that disagrees its fishing gear poses a risk, and environmental groups that say the federal government’s whale-protection efforts have fallen short.”

        This, a thousand times, for every resource, every day, increasing.

        It seems like an obvious prediction: “growth” dictates that, one by one, all protections will fold. The sarcasm of NO, an otherwise sage observer of today’s reality, betrays a deep seated assumption that there’s plenty of everything, really, the planet is fine, if only they’d let economic forces free to extract to full capacity. I believe he’s wrong.

        One way we’re being set up for Gaia suffering harsher punishments in the years ahead is by associating “treehuggers” and energy scarcity, inflation, recession.

        Thus, as a right-wing reaction replaces the climate cult with a growth cult, anyone defending Nature is ostracized.

        In any case, both “left” and “right” understand that they need to keep the hellish rhythms of extraction to please their bases. The Amazon burned with both Lula and Bolsonaro.

        The rest is kabuki theater. Drag queen hours and such. The real news is how fast we’re running out of planet.

        • Soul Forensics November 8, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

          Rulo,

          You have a finger on the pulse of Brazil far more than me. What do you think of the recent election there? Is Lula an actual criminal, or was he set up somehow (when he did time in the slammer)?

          Of course, both of their biggest crimes is destroying the Earth’s biggest rainforest. Evil pricks, the both of them. Long history of political corruption. Interesting to read about the airport riots in Sao Paulo.

          • Rulo Deschamps November 8, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

            Soul,

            Brasil, as they spell it, is not that easy to decipher for an Argie. Very different countries in many ways. And I haven’t traveled there much, unlike say Mexico or Chile.

            Lula certainly is a criminal. In the sense that most politicians are in Latin America – or worldwide, I’m now starting to think. Proven corruption, free on a technicality.

            Here’s my angle: both him and the supposedly political antipodes, Bolsonaro, are for Brasil’s “growth” – both (rightly) believe what Brasil does or doesn’t do w the Amazon is their own business. That to put the Amazon above millions (B is a big country) of very poor people and their chances at a “better life” is criminal. Every country has their own Amazons. Some in the developed world are now rich enough to be very protective of their “terroir” and environment, natural beauties, pristine resources, or as pristine as they emerged from long habitation and reshaping the landscape. So they embrace the virtue signaling á la carbon credits and “non GMO not animal tested organic sustainable” arugula salads, keep Europe beautiful and outsource the damage to countries like B (cheap leather for bmws comes from a burnt and slashed Amazon, as the bulk or GMO soybeans for animal feeds worldwide, IKEA stuff from Indonesia, etc)

            In a word – the rich will keep consuming. The poor will want to be rich. The planet is finite, not infinite. Growth cannot prevail without destruction.

          • MaryQueen November 8, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

            Glenn Greenwald, who lives there, hates Bolsonaro. However, he said that Bolsonaro might be the lesser of the two evils. This was over a year ago, though. I should go see what he’s saying about this election.

      • Night Owl November 8, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

        Have you found hard evidence for your claim that earth’s carrying capacity has nearly been reached?

        No?

        LOL.

        • Paula D November 8, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

          Carrying capacity of what, NO?

          Do you really think that only humans have a right to live on this planet?

          No whales, no dolphins, no tigers, no forests, no plankton….nothing but wall-to-wall humans.

          • Night Owl November 8, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

            Good straw man. A common tactic here.

          • Paula D November 8, 2022 at 6:47 pm #

            You call the ongoing mass extinction event a ”straw man”?

            That is not the definition of a straw man.

          • Night Owl November 9, 2022 at 5:36 pm #

            The straw man is the following statement:

            Do you really think that only humans have a right to live on this planet?

            If you knew the definition, you would not have asked the question in your most recent post.

            Rather embarassing.

        • Rulo Deschamps November 8, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

          NO, lol?

          I have no doubt that the Earth can carry the 8-billion, if most revert to subsistence agriculture and home based industries with technologies no more advanced than those of the early 1800’s.

          The lives of India’s peasants, minus plastics, cellphones, mopeds.

          The carrying capacity for our current lifestyles has definitely been reached. This explains much of what we see now, from the covid psyops to Ukraine.

          Why lol?

          • Night Owl November 8, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

            I disagree, as do many others.

            You must provide hard evidence for such broad-based and (IMO) rather outrageous claims.

          • MaryQueen November 8, 2022 at 7:48 pm #

            I agree, Rulo.

            It’s all nice that every person on the planet can fit shoulder to shoulder in Texas. But 1 person uses up a shitload of resources, we don’t stand shoulder to shoulder and not move.

            So that’s one ridiculous argument on behalf of people who claim we are not overpopulated.

    • Wizard of the Saddle November 8, 2022 at 8:07 am #

      More likely those horrors will happen to the people predicting them. Deviant trash tend to hang with other deviant trash and ultimately end up being victimized by their own kind.

      Normal people read about their misfortunes in the news feeds on our iPads the next day because we AVOID those types of people and situations.

      Being normal, I worry not one little bit about such prognostications by these characters.

    • Jarek November 8, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

      Night is approaching another kind of mysticism, where the Earth is alive and oil is her blood. Nothing “fossil” (his quotation marks) about it! And just as your body can produce more oil, so can hers.

      • gustafson.robert.22 November 8, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

        When “conspiracy theory” becomes just the tails-side of the “mainstream narrative” coin. Same lazy shortsightedly-self-serving servitude driving the attraction to an idea. Not thought. Not bravery. Not originality. Not accuracy. A lazy slob files into Lane B instead of Lane A, both of which lead to the same place, to passivity, service to masters, abdication of and negation of self, to death. But the conspiracy theorist has a special, precious pride, because after all, he’s in Lane B, the road less traveled… NOT A.

        Style without substance.

        • Night Owl November 8, 2022 at 1:44 pm #