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I hope you’re enjoying these horse latitudes of the political year, when the seas suddenly turn glassy and the Berning sun begins to roast all the diverse and inclusive hands on Hillary’s deck, who wait in anxiety for the first sign of a fresh breeze to push them toward landfall. Meanwhile, full fathom five below the dead calm waters the leviathan Trump waits in his comfortable darkness, circling forward, circling back, solitary, malevolent, content in his bulking grievances, patiently awaiting his moment to rise and smash his rival.

Things go eerily quiet and still before the California primaries. At this stage, the two major parties have discredited themselves so thoroughly that a necrotic stink wafts around the election of ’16. Who put that road-kill possum in Hillary’s podium? Why does Donald look every week more and more like a lurching Golem? The parties are rudderless. Their leaders range the decks like wailing revenants. It’s as if the mortal remains of Millard Fillmore and James Buchanan have come from the grave to eat the brains of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Reince Priebus. The rectified essence of every zombie fantasy churned out of Hollywood seeps through the capillaries of the dying political establishment, as it stews and ferments and waits to be loaded on the garbage barge of history.

Hillary threw a “hail Mary” after the Oregon debacle, proposing that husband Bill would become some kind of economic czar in her inevitable “turn” at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. That’s when you knew her crusade was doomed. It raised such a snickering in the media that the sick tropes of HBO’s Veep show looked like press releases from Proctor & Gamble’s PR office in comparison. Bill did such a great job at repealing the Glass-Steagall Act, maybe this dynamic duo of lawyers (“two for the price of one!”) can work on eliminating the anti-trust laws, the First Amendment, and the writ of habeas corpus — and then America can become a fullblown banana republic.

Trump has evidently been working on that smile of his: the slitty eyes, the weird horizontal lip stretch under that baleen of head-gear, the perfect expression of his white whale-hood. The crew from the ghostly GOP Pequod still doesn’t know what the heck to do about him. They rock above the depths in their flimsy dinghies, harpoons drooping, waiting for the sea to boil below them and their boats to splinter.

That will precede a more general splintering to come of the republic, first by demographics, then by territory. The most exceptional thing about the US has been the rapidity of its rise and now fall in the roll-call of empires. We barely had time to put together a coherent culture that historians of the future (enjoying ratatouille with fresh rat by firelight) could identify, and now it’s all percolating into a dreadful maelstrom in which one catches glimpses of the Kardashians, PT Barnum, Betsy Ross, Davey Crockett, and Eleanor Roosevelt amid the detritus of broken Tupperware and flapping pages of the Affordable Care Act. What a goddamned mess we’ve left to posterity.

Something is in the air that tells me Hillary will be dumped by the convention in Philadelphia in favor of Uncle Joe Biden, biding his time practically next door in Wilmington. Speaking of turns, isn’t it Delaware’s turn for a president? He’ll be a respectable place-holder, and he might even get elected, though the party will dissolve before he’s done, just in time for Texas to secede from the Union and set the tone for California, Oregon, and Washington State. Before you know it, the political map will look like 1861 again.

Donald Trump will be forgotten before Thanksgiving. He will leave a bizarre mental imprint on the life of the nation-that-was, something like a bad acid trip. And then the people of North America may actually have to start grappling with the problems induced by a failed banking system, population overshoot, climate instability, and the lost boundaries of social behavior.

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  1. Sunflower May 23, 2016 at 9:23 am #

    What do we do? Where do we go from here? Help.

    • DrTomSchmidt May 23, 2016 at 11:12 am #

      The free man creates himself. To paraphrase Parsifal, the redeemer saves first himself.

      Help isn’t coming. You need to learn to live in a lower-available-energy world, and teach others to do so as well.

      • shotho May 23, 2016 at 11:28 am #

        Help is already here and always has been. We just don’t recognize it, as man believes he can do it all by himself. Good luck with that.

        • DrTomSchmidt May 24, 2016 at 9:16 am #

          Weill, I think observing the saying “You cannot break the Law; you can only break yourself against the Law” would be a good start.

      • Frankiti May 23, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

        And what say Wagner’s muse?

        No thoughtful man can have any doubt… that such freedom is to be sought, not anywhere in nature, but outside of it. The only freedom that exists is of a metaphysical character. In the physical world freedom is an impossibility. Accordingly, while our several actions are in no wise free, every man’s individual character is to be regarded as a free act. He is such and such a man, because once for all it is his will to be that man. For the will itself, and in itself, and also in so far as it is manifest in an individual, and accordingly constitutes the original and fundamental desires of that individual, is independent of all knowledge, because it is antecedent to such knowledge. All that it receives from knowledge is the series of motives by which it successively develops its nature and makes itself cognisable or visible; but the will itself, as something that lies beyond time, and so long as it exists at all, never changes. Therefore every man, being what he is and placed in the circumstances which for the moment obtain, but which on their part also arise by strict necessity, can absolutely never do anything else than just what at that moment he does do. Accordingly, the whole course of a man’s life, in all its incidents great and small, is as necessarily predetermined as the course of a clock.

        • elysianfield May 23, 2016 at 8:04 pm #

          “” The only freedom that exists is of a metaphysical character. In the physical world freedom is an impossibility.”

          “Accordingly, the whole course of a man’s life, in all its incidents great and small, is as necessarily predetermined as the course of a clock.”

          Frank,
          Sorry, I do not accept your premise, nor, by extension, your conclusion.

          • Frankiti May 23, 2016 at 9:36 pm #

            If only it were mine

          • DrTomSchmidt May 24, 2016 at 9:15 am #

            I think that’s Schopenhauer. If you want to read a takedown of him, try D.C. Stove, Against the Idols of the Age.

    • abbybwood May 23, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

      First of all, why on Earth would the failing DNC compound their atrocious mistake of choosing Hillary for prom queen a full year before one vote was cast by dumping the best populist candidate the Democrats have had in decades for a big-time Establishment guy like Uncle Joe??!

      If Donald Trump continues to pummel the Queen of Chaos leading up to the end of July when the “Super” (cough) delegates will be needed to put either “Crooked Hillary” or “Honest Bernie” over the top, especially if FBI Director Comey has weighed in before then with a recommendation for an indictment of the witch, Sanders will be the man of the day, not Biden!

      Sanders continues to wallop Trump in all polling many times in double digits compared to Trump currently either polling neck and neck or AHEAD of the Queen.

      If Comey does not recommend an indictment, especially considering all the revelations regarding Comey and his team resurrecting the 30,000 emails Mrs. Clinton and her “team” DELETED and discovering over 2,000 “work-related” emails, and the “Super” delegates decide to hand it to Trump by nominating a criminal, then Mr. Trump and his “team” WILL indict her and her wayward husband for several months leading to November 8th.

      And after Trump has buried her royal Highness in the international media, the American voters will resoundingly CONVICT her on Election Day.

      Consider this snippet of a post from Salon yesterday:

      “My name is Ed Coet. I am a retired US Army Intelligence Officer. In my last job in the army I was the Chief of the Human Intelligence Branch for the US European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. In that capacity I was also the Designated Program Manager for a Special Access Program (SAP) like the SAP that Hillary Clinton is alleged to have compromised in the most recent State Department Inspector General report to congress and which has been widely reported in the news.”

      “SAP’s are so sensitive that even people who have security clearances giving them access to Top Secret Sensitive Compartment Information (TS SCI), an enormously high security clearance level, cannot have accesses to a SAP’s unless they receive a special indoctrination into the SAP based on an operational “must know” that exceeds all other “need to know” standards.”

      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/27/andrew-napolitano-bernie-sanders-hillary-clintons-/?page=all

      And to think that Comey hasn’t even “interviewed” her yet!

      The “Super” delegates should be thanking their lucky stars that they have a populist candidate to nominate to save the Republic from Donald Trump and his newest buddies John Bolton and Sheldon Adelson.

      I hope when Comey interviews Clinton he will seize her passport, because he most certainly should.

      • miasmo May 23, 2016 at 10:57 pm #

        The Democratic Party is deeply corrupt and will do anything to deny power to a sincere reformer like Bernie who is promising to end the corruption.

        Cenk Unger offers evidence of a Biden Plan B in case Clinton is indicted:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVKJyre1HdY

    • otheym May 23, 2016 at 9:28 pm #

      The working classes are not as stupid as the elite yuppie class supposes. They are well aware that the Democratic party abandoned them years ago. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are speaking to them but they think Bernie is a commie and will not vote for him. That leaves Hillary and Donald Trump. Just her arrogant superior attitude alone turns us off not to mention all the other baggage she brings to her. That leaves Donald Trump. They may not like some of the things he says but they are desperate for change of any kind and Donald is the only they think speaks to them. It doesn’t matter what is true. It is what people think is true that matters. They also see the democrats of launching attacks on their very culture and way of life. Now it is payback time for them.

      • snarkmatic9000 May 24, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

        The Dems did abandon them, but the fact that they think Bernie is a commie shows that they ARE stupid, case closed.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

      Purity of Heart is to will one thing. Anything? No, the one thing necessary.

      http://www.amazon.com/Heliotropium-Conformity-Human-Will-Divine/dp/0895552450/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1464056276&sr=1-1&keywords=heliotropium

  2. fodase May 23, 2016 at 9:55 am #

    Trump will be forgotten in 6 months?

    Jimmy you’re as blind as the rest of them, although in your case you’re just spouting what you wish would happen but know will not.

    Joke’s on you and your leftist ilk, though I give you some props for
    common sense which the ghastly Left has entirely abandoned.

    Keep dreaming Jimmy, meanwhile I’ll bet you a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue (ca. $200) Trump will easily take the election.

    • venuspluto67 May 23, 2016 at 10:12 am #

      In all honesty, I don’t think we can say anything for certain about this farce of an election. I do, however, think that Trump could win, especially if the Democratic Party clings with a white-knuckle death-grip to Hillary to the bitter end. And I could see that happening. In the past thirty or so years, the Dems have been a lot more interested in being a compliant junior-partner than they have been in actually winning. And the more obvious this becomes, the more flat-out delusional and co-dependent those clinging to the corpse of the “Hope and Change” cult become.

      But what I think will really sink the Democratic Party is the very millstone that has been hanging around their collective neck since the 2010 midterms: the “Unaffordable And We Don’t Care” Act, AKA Obamacare. And that’s not because it’s “socialism”, which it isn’t. It’s because it’s another salary-class crony-capitalist scam and corporate welfare which is imposing yet another intolerable burden on the working class. I could see Trump winning on his promise to repeal the ACA with a Republican congress, and that alone!

      • DrTomSchmidt May 23, 2016 at 11:24 am #

        But what I think will really sink the Democratic Party is the very millstone that has been hanging around their collective neck since the 2010 midterms: the “Unaffordable And We Don’t Care” Act, AKA Obamacare. And that’s not because it’s “socialism”, which it isn’t. It’s because it’s another salary-class crony-capitalist scam and corporate welfare which is imposing yet another intolerable burden on the working class. I could see Trump winning on his promise to repeal the ACA with a Republican congress, and that alone!

        My goodness has healthcare become expensive! I calculated for my wife and me that we spent $21k between our own contributions and the employers’. I think paying cash to doctors would probably work better and cut out all the bureaucratic cruft in the middle.

        The problem is emergency care. If there were a policy that let me cover us just for unforeseen issues (heart attack, accident, accidentally lop off a finger) so we don’t wind up being held up for those ridiculous hospital charges when we are completely unable to make a rational decision (yes, save my finger, whatever it costs. $1,000,000? Maybe not.) in a time of crisis, I’d buy that and manage the rest of the healthcare without insurance.

        This is where Sanders’ offer of “Medicare for all” would help out. Then we could use overseas medicine or competitive bidding for elective things, and go to Canada for medication.

        • Elrond Hubbard May 23, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

          Health care is not a consumer item, full stop. Expecting the economics of health care to be anything like other services, like say, paying movers or getting your roof re-shingled, is foolishness. It’s not just compassion for ordinary people that leads to socialized medicine, it’s hard-headed pragmatism about value for money.

          I once worked in the customer service call center for a major auto manufacturer. One day I took a call from a guy who had bought a car about six months previously. It was an in-demand model and the dealer told him they only had a few in stock. He could pay $3000 above MSRP now, or come back in three months when there would be more available. He had chosen to pay the premium, but now was having buyer’s remorse and wanted us to refund the $3K. Now, customers who buy new cars are the life’s blood of car companies, so it was my job to maintain his good will while breaking it to him as gently as possible that we were going to keep his money. So it became an economics lesson about how the pricing mechanism works. When he complained that he hadn’t gotten anything for his money, I reminded him that he had the use of the vehicle for three additional months — it was he himself who determined that was worth $3000 to him. To a degree, he had real economic power to set the price. He could take one version of the deal or the other, but in any case he had a choice.

          This is emphatically not true of medical care. People will always pay the extra $3K, or $20K, or $100K or more — they’ll pay anything and everything to fix what’s wrong with them or extend their lives just a bit longer, no matter how marginal the results. Weirdly, I sometimes see people casting blame on others for this tendency, as if they were any different. This makes health care, doctors and hospitals, and associated businesses like pharmaceuticals, medical device manufacturers, etc., prime territory for endemic passive extortion, leading to perverse incentives, an utter lack of price transparency, and everything else that ails American health care. Something like Medicare for All is an obvious solution to the non-stop price spiral, but there are too many rice bowls set to be broken, so Obamacare is the result: a nasty, hardly-workable kludge. If nothing else, the present troubles may open the door to an actual solution that works.

          • outsider May 23, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

            Elrond, Medicare for all will cost even more than the current combo of Medicare/Medicaid/Obamacare. The only way it could work is with severe rationing – like not keeping people alive for just another day when it’s hopeless, or paying for unnecessary and damaging cosmetic surgery like infant male circumcision. Actually, I’d love to see strict rationing happen. The mass of US human pigs make me sick and do not deserve more than basic medical care anyway. I have a living will which precludes all high tech care to keep me alive when the time comes. Why don’t most Americans realize that death is a normal part of the life cycle?

          • Q. Shtik May 23, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

            they’ll pay anything and everything to ……. extend their lives just a bit longer. – Elrond H.

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            Well, not always…….

            Remember the old Jack Benny skit where a stick up man says “your money or your life”? Benny’s head turns slowly toward the audience with that famous look on his face. They howl with laughter. Several moments go by. The stick up man becomes impatient and says “Look buddy, I said your money or your life.” Benny says “I’m thinking it over.”

          • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

            And open borders too, right? No distinction between citizens and wet backs. Everyone gets everything. In fact, the wets get more, right? Because they need you more, you like them more, far more in fact. They’re clients! Your ticket to wealth and power.

            You are very generous with other people’s money.

          • Elrond Hubbard May 23, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

            outsider: The whole point of Obamacare is cost control. The goal more or less is to bend the cost curve downward, i.e. reduce the rate at which costs are increasing, along with a gesture in the direction of making coverage more widely available without, dare I say, crimping anyone’s profit opportunities. A “death spiral” may still happen, because the dynamics of requiring people to pay out of pocket for crapified coverage haven’t fully played out yet.

            That said, it’s true that any serious effort at cost control will happen something like what you describe. In fact, that’s just how end-of-life decisions are made where I live. What no one ever seems to take into consideration is that health care is rationed in the U.S. right now. The rationing mechanism is price. If you can pay the bill, or get your insurer to pay it, you receive treatment. If not, the system pretty much echoes Denethor: “Go now and die in what way seems best to you.”

            As for Janos’ ravings, it’s entirely in character for him to pull “And open borders too, right?” out of his ass and fabricate an entire imaginary agenda of clientelism, since that’s the only lens through which he can perceive what I’m talking about. Since he worships strength and despises compassion, the idea that compassion could be a real aim of public policy just won’t fit in his brain. Seriously, “my ticket to wealth and power”? Exactly who do you imagine yourself doing battle with, J? I assure you I’m just some asshole off the street like yourself, with no delusions of grandeur.

          • Majella May 23, 2016 at 8:42 pm #

            “Medicare for All”, a single-payer health system is a fundamental human right and should be provided in a civilised society.

            Living in one of those places where the public health system is fully funded (no 20% “co-pay” as with Medicare/Medicaid (a distinction lost to most non-US citizens, BTW)), I can tell you that the standard of care is excellent.

            However, there is a constant pressure on funding and as a result, services are rationed. Acute, essential and emergency services are provided without question….chronic, non-life threatening treatments are doled out as resources allow.

            As a result, those of us who can afford it, and who don’t wish to either be an unnecessary burden on the public system AND/OR want access to treatments that the public system is slow in providing, take a complementary private medical insurance plan.

            In the case of my family – 2 parents and three ‘adult’ children (aged 18, 22 & 24), we have access to whatever is needed as soon as it can be accessed in the private hospital system.

            The per-claim limit is $300,000 (which sounds bloody ridiculously low, to an American, I know but that is more than sufficient for almost any treatment we could need).

            The ‘co-pay’ on the policy is only $500 per year per person (!) and the premium is $5,700 p.a..

            However, we get no tax-relief on that premium, and so still contribute to the public purse for the free health care service, and we’re good with that.

            We would only use the private system when it would advantage us in terms of speedier access to treatment or to relieve the state of an unnecessary cost, but we know that if we or any of our family are dragged from a car wreck, we’ll get the best and speediest treatment we require without being extorted for a ridiculous sum of money to pay for the costs of lobbyists & vested interests within the healthcare systems.

            It’s the best of both worlds and is not elitist. Those who cannot afford the private ‘top-up’ have access to a first class system, and those who have might have a philosophical disinclination to use private medical care don’t have to pay anything more than their taxes.

            Could such a model work in the US with the huge privately owned & operated infrastructure? Anyone’s guess…here and in other public health service societies, the hospital infrastructure is owned & maintained by the single-payer, and the medical staff – from specialists to nurses – are employees of that state system.

          • messianicdruid May 24, 2016 at 9:06 am #

            You DON’T get what you DON’T pay for.

            I have paid for many things I did not get.

          • DrTomSchmidt May 24, 2016 at 10:02 am #

            @majella,

            Germany has no single-payer system, and they seem to get along fine. No one ever seemed to want to adopt that system here, or the NHS of Britain.

            Medicare is a functioning, low-overhead system that works decently, except that it is a wealth transfer scam from young to old, from the poorest to the wealthiest segment of the people. I wouldn’t give it free; however,let every citizen buy into it if he wants, and then let that system serve as the low-cost baseline. And remove the subsidy for the wealthy old; there’s no reason minimum-wage teenagers need to be paying for Warren Buffet’s Medicare.

          • Elrond Hubbard May 24, 2016 at 10:14 am #

            I live in a country with universal, single-payer health insurance, and I sure as heck pay for it along with everyone else. We pay via taxes, but don’t let that fool you — Canadians are getting a much better deal than Americans for our health care dollar.

            http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.TOTL.ZS

            Health care expenditure as % of GDP in 2014: Canada = 10.4%, USA = 17.1%

            Degree to which Americans are notably healthier than Canadians because of all that expenditure: None that I know of.

            Janos accused me of being free with other people’s money, but I’m just getting the same deal everyone else gets. Plus Canada’s health care system is under democratic governance instead of being a mass gouging opportunity for big business. If free riders were the problem some make them out to be, that would be a political issue that could be readily settled, except it ain’t an issue. Plus, even when the Canadian dollar was around par with the U.S., manufacturers still preferred to locate in Canada because it cost them less money in health insurance for each employee.

            In short, messianicdruid, if you want to stop paying for things you don’t get, single payer is the way to go.

        • Q. Shtik May 23, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

          cut out all the bureaucratic cruft in the middle. – Dr. Tom S

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          Thanks for the addition to my vocabulary of the word ‘cruft.’

        • abbybwood May 23, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

          66% of Americans support a “Medicare for All” health care system.

          In Congress that’s a “Super Majority”.

          • outsider May 24, 2016 at 7:00 am #

            abbywood – And the mass of US citizens are ignorant asses without an original thought and who think they are entitled to all space age medical care regardless of cost. Thank god we do not live in a country in which citizens get their way based on public opinion. Our founding fathers gave us a Republic, not a Democracy, as they knew a democracy will eventually degenerate into mob rule. Another reason the US cannot have Medicare for all is because so much of our tax money is wasted on maintaining and expanding the Empire.

      • lsjogren May 23, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

        Gun control could figure big in 2016. Democrats abandoned gun control in the 1990s because they knew it was a killer to their political ambitions.

        Now, emboldened by getting away with massive violations of the US constitution, such as takeover of immigration policy by the executive branch from Congress where the legal authority actually resides, I think the Democrats have gotten so cocky that they can get away with just about anything by now that they can pursue gun control once again and this time not suffer any blowback.

        Although I don’t care much about the gun issue myself, I think the public still does. The Democrats are emboldened every time they get away with something that would have previously been considered an unthinkable assault on the rule of law and government by the people.

        I think that to the contrary they will find that at a certain point the public will finally become more fully cognizant of what has been done to their country and will fight back. The longer the Democrats stay in power and dismantle our system of government, the uglier it is going to be when they are finally held to account. Hopefully it won’t get so far as the French Revolution where innocent people on the street got their heads cut off by angry mobs.

        • abbybwood May 23, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

          If Trump keeps up his rhetoric that Clinton will gut the Second Amendment (I’m sure she would love to do that), there is one more reason to reject her come November.

          Especially considering she would need to take an oath to “preserve, protect and to defend the Constitution (including the Second Amendment) against all enemies both foreign and domestic.”

        • elysianfield May 23, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

          “Hopefully it won’t get so far as the French Revolution where innocent people on the street got their heads cut off by angry mobs.”

          Isjogren,
          In the current political climate, in our culture, no one is innocent….

      • Being There May 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm #

        It was run by the Neoliberal Rahm Emmanuel and his Dr. brother and they allowed the lobbyists to write the ACA. It was a ruse to get everyone into this horrendously costly system no other country could dream up and the premiums are skyrocketing while the deductions are too.
        It’s unworkable.

        • outsider May 24, 2016 at 7:11 am #

          Being There – Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel recently wrote a provocative article in which he said that he will reject all medical treatment other than basic care and pain relief once he hits age 75. The elderly (and I’m 65 – just now on Medicare), should realize at some point that they have a duty to die. A huge percentage of our medical tax dollars are wasted on old folks in the last few months of life. They are just being selfish.

        • malthuss May 25, 2016 at 12:53 am #

          Children of the [Mossad?] terrorist, serial killer.
          What a family.

    • SteveO May 23, 2016 at 10:29 am #

      You beat me to it fodase!

      I’m starting to believe “the Donald” might actually get himself elected.

      Hillary is riding a sweep of the south to the nomination. The problem is that all those southern states are going to vote Republican in the general election. Only the “battleground states” like Ohio are in play and Hillary doesn’t do well with the independents that “the party” locked out of many primaries. Trump may well carry some blue states just on that basis.

      I don’t support either of these cretins and will not vote for Hillary out of fear the way I voted for Kerry and Obama. If that turns out to be a vote for Trump, so be it. I suspect I’m not the only independent that feels this way.

      • venuspluto67 May 23, 2016 at 10:55 am #

        Exactly. To rehash what I said previously, working-class folk who vote want the ACA dead and gone, and I support them in that. Not enough to actively vote for a charlatan such as Donald Trump, but enough to not stand in the way of the working class putting him into power if our alternative is Hillary, who more than anybody else represents that Matrix of Rackets (nice poetic term there, JHK) that keep the Top 20 percent sucking the life out of all the rest of us.

      • Elrond Hubbard May 23, 2016 at 10:56 am #

        SteveO, I pretty much agree with your analysis. The strongest card Bernie Sanders has left is his contention that he has a better chance of defeating Trump in the general, but it seems it won’t be enough. This looks to be a very dirty, very personal fight between the two ultimate nominees.

        As a Canadian, this feels more and more like watching a horror movie. American governance has entered a serious crisis of legitimacy, and Trump the opportunist looks to be the greatest beneficiary. If he should win in the general, I’ll be erecting a shrine to Isaac Brock in my home. Refugees will be greeted warmly.

        • SteveO May 23, 2016 at 11:50 am #

          In a way it must be even more horrifying to a Canadian because your economy is tied closely enough to ours that if Trump were to default on the US national debt the resulting depression would spread across the border and there’s nothing you can do to stop it.

          • Elrond Hubbard May 23, 2016 at 12:17 pm #

            Yup. When America sneezes, Canada catches cold. We’ll never really be able to pursue a separate course either, no matter whether our interests ever diverge from those of the U.S.A. In my darker moments I fear that over the long term, we’ll end up playing the role of Ukraine to America’s Russia — bound at the hip, subject to their whims whether we like it or not.

          • lsjogren May 23, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

            Trump’s comments about the national debt are incoherent and disturbing. But then he will no doubt hire mainstream economists on his administration that continue mainstream policies, which will mean a depression won’t be triggered immediately by some crazy act of government.

            But the accumulation of debt by the US govt pretty much guarantees a depression at some point no matter what policies we pursue from here on out. I think Trump will do exactly what Hillary would do- continue piling up more debt like Bush and Obama have to try to make sure that it’s some poor sucker elected in the future who’s holding the bag when it explodes.

            If you believe in Unicorn Economics then perhaps you think the US can dig out of its hole by Krugman’s recipe of “consuming your way to prosperity”, but I don’t tend to believe in supernatural theories of economics.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

            Yes Elrond, you are right. When North America collapses into ethnic nations, Whites are going to be taking large swaths of Canada. You may find yourself behind enemy lines. Or are you going to get practical and thank your lucky stars?

          • Elrond Hubbard May 23, 2016 at 6:15 pm #

            Janos, I live in the most ethnically diverse big city in North America, with 51% of residents born outside the country. Basically, your worst nightmare.

            At precisely the same time, Toronto is also somehow the safest city in North America. Despite all the brown people about, I’m safer walking my own streets at night than pretty much anywhere this blog is read, including lily-white places.

            Serious question: How would you account for that?

        • outsider May 23, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

          Did anyone else recoil in horror and feel they needed a shower when The Inevitable One proclaim that she “has already won the nomination?” BTW, SNL had an excellent and outrageous opening skit on Saturday with Hill and Bern tipping a few adult beverages at a bar. I’ll miss Larry David when Bernie is thrown down the elevator shaft (as happened at the end of the skit).

      • abbybwood May 23, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

        Don’t be surprised when Trump cajoles Kasich into being his VP.

        Ohio? Check.

        Florida? Check.

      • tahoe1780 May 23, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

        I watched the movie VAXXED yesterday and highly recommend it. I wonder what impact it will have on the election when Black Lives Matter see it and realize that they don’t to the CDC and Congress?

      • Majella May 23, 2016 at 10:46 pm #

        You don’t see any possible hope for Bernie Sanders? If not as the Democratic candidate, then as a 3rd party?

        After all, let’s FACE it – Hillary is the Republican candidate (in old-school Republican sense, before they all went crazy).

        If Bernie’s platform – even if just the Single Payer Health Care proposition – is so widely accepted, and with the a very high likelihood of Trump crashing the Klown-Kar on his way to the General, then Bernie standing as a true alternative makes a lot more sense than it did even a few short weeks ago.

        What’s more, Bernie & The Donald agree on a couple of key positions (trade, healthcare reform), which makes the Trump crew vulnerable to Bernie’s message.

        • SteveO May 24, 2016 at 9:07 am #

          It’s too late to run third party. There are only about 20 states where a third party candidate could still get on the ballot and that window is closing rapidly.

          In the 2016 election, aside form corporate parties red and blue, only the Libertarian party will be in all 50 states. They would never chose a self proclaimed socialist for their nominee.

    • shotho May 23, 2016 at 11:31 am #

      You think Mr. K is a leftist? How long have you been reading this blog? He indicated he was voting for Obama against McCain in 2008, but since has ranted incessantly about the feckless man who would “hope and change”. I think the only thing you can say about his political inclinations is that he’s a realist and isn’t about to be put into anybody’s ideology.

      • Elrond Hubbard May 23, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

        Obama wasn’t feckless, he was cynical. He sensed a decade ago that the Democratic electorate was restless and sold himself in such a way that they could project their desires onto him. They’re wising up now, later than they should have.

      • lsjogren May 23, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

        Kunstler thinks for himself, and that precludes being a leftist, because progressivism is a fundamentalist religious cult that bitterly clings to a body of dogma even when empirical reality shows that it is absurd.

        • Sean Coleman May 23, 2016 at 4:41 pm #

          I agree, Isjogren. I’d go further and say that it is a part (albeit an important one) of a wider cult that includes ‘scientism’. Another way of putting it is that it is a mindset that clings to received opinion and conventional wisdom in the face of every argument.

    • 99 cent nation May 23, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

      Fodase: Of course he will. Then we will know just how many zombie idiots live in the country that voted for him.

      • ozone May 23, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

        …Ask him what he thinks of his newly-self-installed Masters in the brown-tinted land of Samba and unmitigated despair. “Negative identity” is no shield in the midst of societal turmoil. (Another lesson to be learned the hard way; the very hard way.)

    • S M Tenneshaw May 23, 2016 at 6:49 pm #

      Slightly O/T, but what’s so damn special about JW Blue that commands $200 a bottle?

      • Q. Shtik May 23, 2016 at 8:04 pm #

        A Marketing Dept contrived cachet.

      • ozone May 23, 2016 at 8:10 pm #

        SMT,
        Simply because there are idiots who will pay that price for a bottle of belly-wash. That’s all there is to “special”.

        • S M Tenneshaw May 23, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

          No wonder I’m immune to and puzzled by this kind of snob appeal. I actually like Miller High Life.

  3. malthuss May 23, 2016 at 10:16 am #

    Here is the list I found- gee, what do they all have in common?
    Hell, I can name you five!

    1. Newark
    2. Passaic
    3. Camden
    4. Trenton
    5. Atlantic City

    [response from someone],
    Sadly, I must add the following to your NJ formerly lovely, but now negro-infested violent hellholes list

    East Orange
    Paterson
    New Brunswick
    The Plainfields

    [response]
    I’ll take your five and raise you five.
    1. Detroit 2. Flint. 3. Saginaw 4. Pontiac. 5. Muskegon.
    Jersey ain’t got nothin on Michigan.

    Detroit
    Chicago
    Oakland
    Memphis
    St. Louis
    Cleveland
    Baltimore
    Milwaukee
    Birmingham
    Newark
    Kansas City

    Atlanta
    — Hmmm, wonder why Portland and Seattle didn’t make this list?

    Detroit is the standard bearer, but Chicago is giving them a run for their money. The Somalis in Milwaukee give it a fighting chance, but Baltimore still has the Freddy Gray show trial that Mosby completely botched. This is the last summer that Bantus are going to be able to riot, assault, and loot without fear of consequence- since Trump is already ahead/neck and neck with Clinton she is royally screwed. Thanks BLM! Couldn’t have done it without you!

  4. Greg Knepp May 23, 2016 at 10:22 am #

    I believe I was the first on this blog to predict the triumph of Trump – many moons ago. Now that he has the nomination in the bag, he’s beginning to move to the center. He’s willing to accept higher taxes on the rich, and has indicated that his stance on Muslims entering the US was just a ‘negotiating position’. Next he’ll be lowering that wall…a few feet at at time, I imagine.

    I find it interesting that such diverse types as Max Keiser and J. M. Greer are, if not outright endorsing him, at least accepting the obvious – that Donald Trump is a leader whose time has come…a sad time indeed, but a Trump time for certain.

    I think we will see a number of ‘Nixon goes to China’ moments during the coming Trump administration. It might not be so bad.

    • SteveO May 23, 2016 at 10:43 am #

      Moving to the center? Seriously?

      Last week he released his short list of supreme court nominees, all of which are so conservative (corporatist is probably a better term) that they make Scallia look like Ruth Vader Ginsberg.

      Thursday, got up in front of the NRA and announced the elimination of gun free zones.

      Not seeing much motion toward the center in those actions.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

        He just met with Kissinger. That’s a very bad sign of capitulation to the dark powers that be.

        • Florida Power May 23, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

          The Blob has reached out and he is being absorbed. It has always been thus.

        • Being There May 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm #

          Everyone has to kiss Kissfinger’s ring.
          Why is this guy still alive.

          • Q. Shtik May 23, 2016 at 8:16 pm #

            Why is this guy still alive. – BT

            ===========

            Good genes.

            In 4 more days he turns 93.

          • SteveO May 24, 2016 at 9:09 am #

            Because he can’t get into heaven and the devil doesn’t want the competition.

    • outsider May 23, 2016 at 1:34 pm #

      Critics of Trump forget that he is the Peace Candidate, and that is an unstated reason for him knocking out all the other GOP second rate Neo-cons who ran against him. The American people are sick unto death of all these US initiated imperialist wars and have finally gone around to Pat Buchanan’s long-time “American First” position. The voters will not forget Senator Hillary’s war vote for GWB’s illegal Iraq incursion, nor her leading the charge for the ouster and death of Khadafy, and then Assad, during her dismal tenure as SOS.

      And who is buying Hillary’s Putin is Hitler whopper? I see the possibility that the US and Russia will come together as allies if Trump is elected. We need to work together to wipe out Islamic extremism and protect Western Culture and the white race from extinction before it is too late.

  5. Old Dog May 23, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    I agree about Joe Biden (and Elizabeth Warren) being the Dem ticket. Bernie will endorse it, and young people will turn out. Uncle Joe has creds with the middle and working class, relatively low net worth, riding the train, etc. Bottom line is that neither party is talking about the central issue of our time– our unsustainable relationship to our energy supply.

    • stelmosfire May 23, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

      Hey Old Dog, I’m from MA. and Lizzie (POW-WOW, Whoop-Whoop) Warren is as much of a two face as Hillary Rodham. That smug-ass smirk on her face needs a clean sweep. Another corporate lawyer/Senator out for her own interests.

      • CancelMyCard May 24, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

        Hey Stelmosfire,

        I’m from MA too, and you are completely full of shit regarding
        Elizabeth Warren.

        You are the one who needs a clean sweep.

        A sweep of your face off the map of planet earth is the best solution.

        The smug-ass smirk of your putrid face needs a complete wipeout.

        Bye. Bye.

        • stelmosfire May 26, 2016 at 9:45 pm #

          Well Cancelmycard, perhaps you and I disagree, that is certainly your right, as this is a free country last I knew. There is no excuse for your demeaning immature remarks pertaining to my opinion. Grab your sign and do the war-dance. Put charcoal under your eyes so that you may hide the light. Lizzie is a liar! And that sir is a FACT!

    • outsider May 23, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

      Old Dog – The only way your scenario could happen is in the unlikely event that Hillary is indicted before the convention. However, if it becomes apparent that Hillary will probably lose to Trump, then Obama silently signing off on the indictment may well happen. I’d love nothing more than to see Hillary being marched off at a campaign rally in handcuffs.

    • abbybwood May 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

      The DNC would be committing political suicide if they unceremoniously dumped the populist anti-Establishment Sanders for the solid Establishment Joe Biden!

      Trust me, all those thousands of Mellennials you will be seeing on your teevees tonight cheering on Sanders from Santa Monica High School football stadium would NEVER vote for Uncle Joe!

      They would all REVOLT if the DNC tried a bone-headed move like that!

      And Sanders would NEVER endorse it!

  6. FincaInTheMountains May 23, 2016 at 10:38 am #

    Trump does not even look like a candidate, more like an “Act of God”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwGQdrXykG4

    So, I wouldn’t make any serious financial decisions based on this week post, let’s wait and see.

    The real struggle is, of course, on the Democratic side between Bernie and Hillary, and at this point no “third-party” candidate looks possible, unless something unfortunate happens to one of them between now and July.

    I would rather study more in depth some serious Trump policy propositions – they are very serious – for instance Trump for sure will raise interest rate substantially, just to kill off all financiers parasites leaving off their access to FED discount window – the use of Wall Street banks will be very limited under President Trump.

    Of course rising the interest rates would mean re-negotiating interest payments on National Debt.

    • SteveO May 23, 2016 at 10:50 am #

      The problem with waiting for serious policy from Trump is that everything he says is contradictory. Did you listen to his big speech on foreign policy last month? Every line was contradicted by the next line. The speech had a sum total of zero.

      BTW, re-negotiating the national debt has another name – defaulting.

      • FincaInTheMountains May 23, 2016 at 10:57 am #

        “re-negotiating the national debt has another name – defaulting”

        Yes, if the “re-negotiating” is done by anybody, but a major nuclear power. In that case, it is called “re-negotiating”, not defaulting.

        Trump foreign policy speech seemed very consistent to me, and to whole bunch of Russian political analysts.

        Of course, we’re not paying much attention to things like “Building the Wall and having Mexico pay for it” – it sounds more infrastructural, than foreign policy.

        • SteveO May 23, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

          Defaulting is defaulting whatever you (and the Donald) want to call it. The people who run world monetary system don’t believe a nuclear war would ever happen. They are mostly to young to remember Reagan let alone duck and cover.

          Remember the credit seize up in 2008? A “re-negotiation” of the US debt would make it look like a joke. No country would buy US bonds for at least a generation maybe 2 or 3. The FED would be only organization to buy them, and that’s the same as just printing the money. Imports would have to be paid for in gold or whatever hard currency the world chooses. Our economy would cease to exist in a fortnight.

          The ironic thing is that Russia would come up smiling. They have already been through their crash. They have more than enough oil and natural gas to supply their own needs and they can grow enough food domestically to feed their people. They don’t need the world monetary system like the US does.

  7. Poet May 23, 2016 at 10:44 am #

    Before the summer is done, that slow motion war in the middle east will suddenly go critical.
    Russia will then be distracted with defending its western borders from further NATO incursion.
    Gaza will be flattened, which will provoke a response from Hezbollah, Syria, and Iran.
    Israel will suffer a seriously bloodied nose from the fusillade of missiles from Syria, Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas.
    This will lead to US bombing of Iran to take out the revolutionary guards and the “spontaneous uprising” of the NED agents within that country to replace the government.
    And finally, the loony bin coalition government of Netanyahu will be swept out of office and in its place will be something approaching sanity that will, with the support of the Israeli electorate, seek a meaningful peace with its neighbors.
    Such developments will pale into insignificance the candidacies of The Hillary and The Donald.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 23, 2016 at 10:50 am #

      For that scenario, you need Hillary in the White House, and she’s not there yet.

      • Poet May 23, 2016 at 11:58 am #

        Labor Day is September 5, 2016. Just wait and watch as the plan unfolds sans The Hillary, The Donald, and the clown car of Senate and House Republican leadership. By the time Obama’s successor is ushered into office, it will be a done deal and then that long emergency that JHK has been prophesying for years will begin to occur.

    • shotho May 23, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

      None of the above will happen now or anytime in the immediate future. And nothing will cause the American election to pale into insignificance.

  8. fodase May 23, 2016 at 10:56 am #

    Stating that Israel has anything looney bin is ridiculous. They are surrounded by the very definition of insanity in the rabid mooslim hordes that want to annihilate them.

    A good ‘house cleaning’ is needed within mooslim ‘culture’ along the lines of the Reformation.

    I’d love to see mooslims join the 21st century, put on some colorful clothing (I mean they even make a point to look butt ugly in every way), have a drink and get down to the business of making the world better instead of blowing it up.

    I’m sure lots of them feel the same way but would be killed if they stated as much.

    Trump merely states common sense ideas, so what if he’s blunt, the damn nation needs someone to slap it to its senses.

    Hillary…..ghastly rotting corpse of “ideas” that will drag the US down even more.

    how anyone can vote for that party is beyond me, you’d think people would long to be free…..

    guess not

    • Poet May 23, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

      Nothing you say about Muslim culture is wrong, just an incomplete assessment of the entire situation.
      It is Israel that has and continues to annex any and all land captured as a part of military conquest.
      It is Israel that just promoted a know-nothing west bank settlement extremist named Avigdor Lieberman to head its defense ministry. (Think of Jesse Jackson being appointed to be the head Center for Disease Control or Donald Trump as President for examples to understand the complete incompetence of such a posting).
      This was done so Netanyahu could maintain his ruling coalition in Knesset.
      It is Israel which has made and broken countless cease fire treaties with Hamas and with Palestinians living in the occupied territories.
      In short, there is plenty of blame to go around on all sides of the middle east mess.

      • elysianfield May 23, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

        Israel is seated at the head of the table…the banquet of consequences has many courses, considering the pre and post prandial excesses…few welcome, but all deserved.

        • pequiste May 24, 2016 at 12:26 am #

          Love your line here:

          “…the banquet of consequences has many courses,…..few welcome, but all deserved.”

          You shall get an attribution when I use it.

      • outsider May 24, 2016 at 7:31 am #

        Poet – 19th century German Reform Jews were against the Zionist idea of having their own separate country based on religion, feeling Jews should assimilate within their countries of birth. It is not anti- Semitic to say that that part of the world has known nothing but war since Israel was created at the expense of the Palestinians. Were not the old German Jews correct?

  9. beantownbill. May 23, 2016 at 11:06 am #

    The one truth is that nobody can predict the future; one,can only make guesses. The past and the future don’t exist, only the now does. With that in mind, and with me being conservative about some things, I’ll place my bets on the lowest odds event: It’ll be Hillary vs. Trump in November, with both horses running neck and neck in a too-close-to-call photo finish. I weasel this out with the statement that any unforeseen or high-odds event can occur to change the outcome at any moment.

    Last I heard, the vast majority of Texans favor remaining in the union, and Californians only want to split off against each other, north to south.

    The only sure thing is an eventuality based on mathematics, like the US government’s spending more than it takes in, which can only result in financial chaos.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 23, 2016 at 11:13 am #

      “The only sure thing is an eventuality based on mathematics, like the US government’s spending more than it takes in, which can only result in financial chaos.”

      Yes, if by mathematics you mean arithmetic, but we happen to live in the world that is hard to describe even using 4-dimensional Einstein’s differential tensors – so nothing is pre-determined, except the fact that the Union must be preserved at all cost.

      • outsider May 24, 2016 at 7:36 am #

        Fincaln, channeling Lincoln, wrote: “The Union must be preserved at all cost.” Please tell me you are just being sarcastic.

    • shotho May 23, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

      You, Mr Beantown are a gentleman and a scholar. That was a very reasonable comment you made here, especially the last sentence. Of course, that is the great danger in the world today and, when it happens, there will then be consequences of which we can not predict today.

      • Florida Power May 23, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

        The USA has been spending more than revenue for some time now since Johnson married the Warfare and Welfare states. DeGaulle called the US reserve currency bluff when told the dollar was as good as gold: “why then I’ll take gold!” Which he proceeded to do forcing Nixon to temporarily suspend redemptions in gold. Temporary was abandoned in favor of convincing the Saudis and other producers to raise the price of oil (what’s not to like about that?) but accept only dollars (with which to buy US assets and military hardware). Brilliant! Suddenly the world needed dollars to procure the number one commodity that still — just look out your window — makes the world run. But this system too is temporary and coming to a close.

        The debt won’t be repaid because the debt cannot be repaid. It can only be rolled over.

        TPTB have already telegraphed the demise of the dollar as world reserve currency. Welcome to the unintended consequences of “serious policy” conceived and executed by the best and the brightest.

        • wpa_ccc May 23, 2016 at 10:19 pm #

          “The USA has been spending more than revenue for some time now since Johnson married the Warfare and Welfare states. ” –Florida Power

          Not really. Clinton had terms with balanced budgets… even budget surpluses. He will be our first “first husband” in the White House if Hillary wins and she wants him to do his economic magic again. From FactCheck.org:

          A deficit occurs when the government takes in less money than it spends in a given year. The debt is the total amount the government owes at any given time.

          So the debt goes up in any given year by the amount of the deficit, or it decreases by the amount of any surplus. The debt the government owes to the public decreased for a while under Clinton, but the debt was by no means erased.

          http://origin.factcheck.org/Images/image/FederalDeficit(1).jpg

          • Majella May 23, 2016 at 11:32 pm #

            Success in fiscal responsibility from Billary will be a combination of smoke, mirrors, lies & obfuscation, and a doubling down on ripping away the last vestiges of what is already a pauperous welfare state. Nice one, Billary!

          • Florida Power May 24, 2016 at 8:06 am #

            I sense you are warming to Hilary. If this is indicative of Bernie’s support then God help us.

            I don’t have time to get into the details re FactCheck but I recall reading skepticism of the Clinton/Gingrich surpluses. Nevertheless math is math and I accept that the “debt” decreased during this time.

            This debt is the ongoing account and does not factor in promises — which became post-Johnson unfunded liabilities. Pensions and health care. Kotlikoff has written and testified about these, as have many others. Perhaps it’s all an illusion, like money itself. Perhaps the government can keep adding digital units to all those accounts and merchants will process these, farmers , manufacturers, and distributors will be paid, and we will continue on our merry way.

          • messianicdruid May 24, 2016 at 9:58 am #

            Do you remember Bill Clinton being trotted out during Obama’s re-election to say that he (Obama) had inherited such an economic mess that even he (Clinton) could not have done a better job in fixing it? This speech should be in Trump’s next ad.

  10. sprawlcapital May 23, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    One of your best posts ever, Jim! The metaphores in the first two paragraphs are enjoyable, if not hilarious; especiailly the whale Trump lurking beneath the glassy surface.

    Writing like this deserves our support, which is why I just signed up for Patreon.

    Go ahead, accuse me of shilling for CFN. I wear the taunt as a badge of honor.

    From the Sprawl Capital of the USA, Des Moines, Iowa–where we have farmland so rich, rain-watered, and beautiful it should leave the Saudis consumed with envy as they contemplate their sand dunes; farmland that is getting covered over with Portland cement and Styrofoam “development”.

    • sprawlcapital May 23, 2016 at 11:15 am #

      especiailly [especially]

  11. Being There May 23, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    Loved your essay, Jim –you are the Poet Laureate of Peak everything.

    And as with Rome there’s plenty of lead in our water supply…..I made the joke the other day that Bill will play the Sax as the world burns.

    This is, at the end of the day the vision thing of Project Globalism and when I say that I mean what the movement is really about.

    It was always about putting all money and control in the hands of the CEO class and global central banking globally. These entities will set up a technocracy with complete control over money and resources. When Mr. Blankfein says he’s doing gods work, he imagines he gets to decide who shall live and who shall die.

    All military and financial moves go in this one direction and each administration takes us further down the path of the destruction of the Progressive movement starting in the 1800s and down the path to Neofeudalism by taking us out of the industrial age.

    Indeed, it was the industrial age that moved us out of Feudalism to begin with and now they’re taking us back….with the new royalty of aforementioned entities who use lobbyists to write our laws. When you write the law, you are the law. And so were kings at one time. Neofeudalism isn’t the same as feudalism but it rhymes…

    According to Thomas Frank who wrote “What’s the Matter with Kansas” the Dems gave up their labor class relations in the 1970’s and only champion the top 10% elite educated and new leadership class that will keep the ideology of free markets going. The Clintons are top dog in this model and after Blankfein said on a TV newsfeed that……….
    “The American people will have to learn to live without their entitlements”, with such bravado, I can only imagine what Hillary said that she won’t release to the public. But Mr. Blankfein stands to make billions on non-taxed transaction fees.

    But be rest assured the Republicans can’t wait to smash the social safety net as their main program and Mr. Trump will have to follow if he ever won the election.(or else) Don’t imagine that he is going to be allowed to turn this around.

    BUT WE ALWAYS HAVE MONEY FOR WAR. ENDLESS WAR….

    While we shadow box ourselves in the Mid East desert (ISISISUS) there is huge money in black bank accounts as a bank laundering operation to run the wars. (since Vietnam days) to keep redistributing money to private interests because ahhhhh its all about the privatizations.

    Follow the patterns. Our military operations are just like our financialists. Playing both sides against each other and of course always winning while never winning.

    Oh indeed the Freidman acolytes, spin-meisters love to spout words like information age and innovation. And more and more education at gigantic prices with no jobs afterward and deep debt. The banisters clean up.

    Those are their shields against the criticism that while they were so busy moving us from Modern Nation State (from the 1500s on) to trade zones and colonies of banks and transnational monopoly, they had 0 ideas about what the rest of us would be doing to live. Now welcome to the technocracies instead of democracies where your friendly A.I. will take care of your every need and indeed do every job.

    Nobody has a single idea what happens with us when there are no longer jobs, not just the bottom labor force but for the professionals as well. But from what I can see, it’s all going against the billions of people and all life who inhabit the earth.

    • elysianfield May 23, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

      “The banisters”

      Barristers?

      • Being There May 23, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

        BANKSTERS I made a typo and cannot fix it. Facebook has spoiled me, I can edit my mistakes.

    • MisterDarling May 23, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

      Being There,

      RE | “Follow the patterns. Our military operations are just like our financialists. Playing both sides against each other and of course always winning while never winning.”

      Indeed, US ‘counter-insurgency doctrine’ is like derivatives theory applied to warfare: it disperses accountability while at the same time rationalizing long-term loss. Petraeus & Co. must be very proud.

      RE | “Nobody has a single idea what happens with us when there are no longer jobs, not just the bottom labor force but for the professionals as well. But from what I can see, it’s all going against the billions of people and all life who inhabit the earth.”-BT.

      I see a silver-lining in this. It’s proof that the PTB and their anointed puppets really don’t know WTF they’re doing. Every one of their plans is shot-through with inattention to detail and lack of planning for externalities. The results are in: they now have a butt-load more firefighting to do than they anticipated, and they aren’t handling any of it.

      Am I happy about that? Not when I consider the current cost in human life, but it does give me longer-term hope.

      Cheers!

      • Being There May 23, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

        Oh, I totally forgot to mention that the retired Generals from our military are going into the speaking circuit, MSM and last but not least

        ……..HEDGE FUNDS!

        That’s why they will never protect us against the traitors who are running this system.

        • ozone May 23, 2016 at 8:28 pm #

          BT,
          Fine and dandy. As MD implies, as long as they’re kept busier than a one-armed paper-hanger with a bad case of jock itch by disseminating propaganda for bucks and putting out the thousands of brush fires (that they themselves have set), the less time they have to deal with those that quietly plan for what is to come after their murderous influence has passed. It might be termed an “unimaginable” insurgency. (There’s a plague of a distinct lack of imagination raging through the populace these days, and that includes the comfortably ensconced “leadership”.)

    • stelmosfire May 24, 2016 at 8:59 am #

      BT , there are thousands of jobs out there needing to be filled. I am up to my eyeballs with work and I’m retired. Unfortunately most of the jobs are WORK and you have to get your hands dirty and put your back into it. I see work all around my neck of the woods and tell my neighbors kids to knock on a few doors. Guess what? they are to busy playing video games. One neighbor who’s lawn is a foot tall ( his back is shot) would gladly pay 40 bucks to get it mowed. It would take maybe 1.5 hours. That’s like $50 bucks tax free. Nobody will do it. Go figure.

  12. DrTomSchmidt May 23, 2016 at 11:17 am #

    And then the people of North America may actually have to start grappling with the problems induced by a failed banking system, population overshoot, climate instability, and the lost boundaries of social behavior.

    This really is the beginning. Trump strikes me as speaking to the people who look nostalgically on the 50s and 60s, and also the people who have been defrauded by the managerial elite over the last 50 years. Sanders also evokes memories of a lost time as a new paradise to young people. Both insist we need to change our approach, while Clinton motors along on the same path. We will not start grappling with the Chairwoman of the Board as the nominee.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

      Sanders says Whites don’t know what it means to be poor. That and his capitulation to the evil BLM Movement bodes very ill for any Sanders presidency.

  13. chuckyzfr1 May 23, 2016 at 11:17 am #

    This run up to the election has truly been a shite show, about which I will spare you my pontification. Suffice to say that it fits with the current dysfunctional nature of seemingly everything in our current zeitgeist. The old saying “may you live in interesting times” notwithstanding, I think I’d like our times to be slightly less interesting.

    I’m currently reading a book about an EMP attack against our country, among other regions, and it definitely spurs the imagination. We’ve become accustomed to relatively easy living in this country, even for the poor masses, when compared with other countries and to how Americans lived just 100 years or so ago. We’ve gotten a glimpse at how thin the veneer of society really is, with the well documented after effects of hurricane Katrina in NO. Imagine what life would look like if there were widespread power outages and shortages of everything all over the country?

    Anyway, I enjoyed this week’s post by our esteemed host, and look forward to this break every Monday. Cheers everyone!

    • MisterDarling May 23, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

      @ Chucky’;

      RE | “”I’m currently reading a book about an EMP attack against our country, among other regions, and it definitely spurs the imagination.”-chuckyzfr1.

      An Electro-Magnetic Pulse optimized nuclear strike is the most efficient, least disruptive plan. The US experimented with it rigorously in the 60’s:

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

      One useful thing they discovered was that if the detonation was high enough, the pulse ‘skipped’ off the ionosphere with some very handy-dandy long-range results.

      Since we’re more dependent on electronic devices than ever – the vast majority unshielded – EMP-optimization is more effective than ever. The Russians, Chinese or another interested party could shut down the US with three accurately placed high-altitude strikes without damaging any people or infrastructure below… well, initially anyway. Something tells me that aircraft raining from the skies would take a toll.

      Cheers!

      • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

        Not damaging any people? They would starve. It would cause a far higher death toll.

  14. K-Dog May 23, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    The Democratic party will not suddenly disintegrate and you have not given any reason why Trump will be toast by thanksgiving.

    Smart pills in the water supply? Could that do it?

    Or did you already have a glass of water which made you spew out this week’s free association of nonsense. Water tainted with something that gave you a bad acid trip perhaps?

    Joe Biden would be a clever move but you are not the first to think of it and Bernie supporters will not go quietly into the night if that pawn is pushed forward.

    • SteveO May 23, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

      Joe Biden is almost as tied to the financial industry as the Clintons are. He’d be basically the same BAU policies without the toxic Clinton name.

      IMO, Hillary isn’t going to back down. She’s been waiting a long time for her turn and she feels entitled to it.

      • K-Dog May 23, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

        As a man Biden seems solid regarding ethics (relative to Hillary)but the fact is he is part of the machine that runs both the Democratic and Republican parties. The wheels of affluence turn to ensure that extreme wealth controls ever more of the levers of power. Their grip can never be tight enough to suit them. Their goal is to subvert democracy to make it the realm of the privileged so that only privileged interests dominate and their fear that the rabble will take what they have is rendered moot. Dominate and control to such an extent that the best interests and stability of the nation are sacrificed to their infinite greed, vanity, and commitment to self interest and the death of solidarity.

        It is time for a third party, a party that is actually democratic instead of one that is in name and professed principles only. Perhaps Bernie can break away and make it so. It is what a patriot would do!

        • Frankiti May 23, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

          Yet, there’s one large problem, he is, in fact, not a patriot. He is a collectivist revolutionary. Enormous difference.

          • K-Dog May 24, 2016 at 3:04 am #

            Patriot

            1. A person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.

            2. A person who regards himself or herself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.

            Collectivist revolutionary fits the definition although Bernie is neither.

          • snarkmatic9000 May 24, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

            BS… as one who’s seen him up close in VT for over 35 yrs as our Mayor, Representative and Senator, that assertion is pure bovine shite born of ignorance. CEDO is just one proof of that, of course you have no idea what that is.

          • K-Dog May 24, 2016 at 3:47 pm #

            Community & Economic Development Office

            In 1983, then-Mayor Bernie Sanders created CEDO to “aggressively address the issues of economic development and job creation, neighborhood revitalization, housing, the waterfront and the securing of state and federal grants.”

            CEDO

            What Miro Weinberger said of CEDO in 2013:

            “CEDO has a proud history,” stated Mayor Miro Weinberger. “The agency has been at the center of the waterfront and downtown development successes for the past three decades and is central to the community, economic development, housing, and anti-poverty efforts my Administration is now pursuing. I appreciate the hard work of CEDO team members past and present and look forward to continued CEDO successes for our City.”

            If that is what a collectivist revolutionary does we need more of them.

          • K-Dog May 24, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

            If that is what a collectivist revolutionary does we need more of them.

          • Frankiti May 24, 2016 at 9:14 pm #

            It’s also f***ing broke!

          • Frankiti May 24, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

            Dogs: always content licking their own balls

      • outsider May 24, 2016 at 7:53 am #

        SteveO – In a recent tv interview Biden said that the thinks he would be the best candidate but knows he made the right decision by not running. I never did buy his excuse for not running was because of the unfortunate and untimely death of his son. There must have been some serious Clinton arm twisting behind the scene for him to give up on his last chance of becoming president, the office he coveted for his entire career.

        • SteveO May 24, 2016 at 9:20 am #

          Absolutely!

          The (un)Democratic machine manipulated both 2012 and this election.

          Why do you think no one “primaried” Obama in 2012? He was relatively weak. The removal of single payer from the ACA had alienated the left wing of the base and his get-of-jail-free card to the financial industry didn’t set well with anyone off of Wall St.

          Same with this election. The potential candidates were told that if they made a serious threat to “the chosen one”, they would never receive another dime from the DNC. It’s the same reason all the super delegates fell into line.

          Bernie Sanders didn’t care because he doesn’t take DNC money.

          Legalized extortion, plain and simple.

  15. zekesdad May 23, 2016 at 11:24 am #

    “..just in time for Texas to secede from the Union.”
    There’s a lot of patriotism here in the lone star state, but there is also a lot of pride in the fact that Texas was once an independent nation. We had or own army, navy, and even overseas embassies. I’ve seen the building that housed one of them in London. I don’t think it would be too much of a stretch to see us going back to that. I wonder what would happen to our share of the nearly $19 trillion national debt. Maybe the feds would be desperate to take our money so they could keep going a few more years while we went our own way.

    • sooty May 23, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

      Some of us in Vermont would like to secede–we were our own republic as well before joining the union in 1791. We’re one of those states that puts more money into the federal government than we take out of it. Not having to support the US defense juggernaut would give us the option to support health care, education, environment, etc.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

        Yes, Vermont is viable, being agricultural and homogenous. There’s only a few Blacks so far. Vermonters are freaked out about how much of the crime those few cause and like all good Liberals keep deathly quiet about it. Talking about it might stop more from being brought in and that is simply unthinkable. You want more Minorities. You need more Minorities. They are good and give Life meaning.

        Minority worship has replaced Christianity. Blacks epitomize Green or back to Nature. And Green is the new Red. That Blacks don’t like Nature is another unpleasant fact that must be hidden.

      • snarkmatic9000 May 24, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

        Go 2VR! Tom Naylor lived across the street from us, nice guy. We still fly the flag.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

      You’re far more likely to become part of Mexico. You have far too many of them now to be any kind of viable first world country in any case.

      • Florida Power May 23, 2016 at 7:28 pm #

        Yes but mainly no. Texas of all the states has the best chance to secede — whatever that may come to mean. There are a few Federal assets that questions (Ft Hood, et. al,).

        Texas is its own electrical grid. There are interties with Mexico and the Eastern grid but if push cam to shove they could do it.: “Nationalize” the wind power assets developed by outsiders (Next Era). What’s Next Era gonna do — complain to an impotent Washington?

        Contract enforcement is only as good as the quality of one’s armament.

        They have made plans to accumulate and vault their own gold. There is a large installed petro-chemical industrial base.

        We’ll see if the recent migrants to El Norte can prevail. I’ve met more than a few Aggies with Hispanic names. California has more to worry about.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 9:33 pm #

          Cool. Maybe I’ll be a refugee someday.

  16. newworld May 23, 2016 at 11:26 am #

    As a Trump supporter I do find the Biden candidacy problematic, I think Joe is stupid like a fox.

    He is a corporatist thru and thru since he represents the credit card companies those great enablers of personal fiduciary stupidity.

    Is he a Progtard Racialist, sometimes, he certainly does not lead the New Racialists but I bet he can pander enough to attain their blessings.

    Can he persuade the Thought Police to ease up on the serfs for a few months so they forget their mental chains, Yeah I think he can persuade the Thought Police to chill till after the election.

    Biden could beat any other Republican, but since Trump attacks I don’t think he can beat him.

  17. BackRowHeckler May 23, 2016 at 11:26 am #

    Jim, has Jay Gould been forgotten?

    (of course Gould never got around to running for President. A young Teddy Roosevelt would have kicked his butt right out of Manhattan)

    brh

  18. FincaInTheMountains May 23, 2016 at 11:27 am #

    “BUT WE ALWAYS HAVE MONEY FOR WAR. ENDLESS WAR….” == BT

    Or, c’mon people, don’t you ever have anything positive to say?

    Trump will stop imperial wars, while strengthening US military – he clearly said that and has a chance to deliver on that promise.

    • Being There May 23, 2016 at 11:46 am #

      Trump will never have the power he imagines. NEVER.
      That is over and out. The President is the PR-in-Chief and he will mouth the words that are written for him.
      There are ways of dealing with someone who’s not with the program and while we argue these points, Mr. John Birch Ryan is getting his congress together for the new program, just like the old program.
      This is a machine and it’s going to continue to move in the same direction as it has for the past 40+ years and no “personality” is going to change that.

  19. swmnguy May 23, 2016 at 11:29 am #

    A microscope is a wonderful tool, but it’s not very useful for making a map of the country.

    America’s problems aren’t political in origin and they won’t be solved by our debauched political process. Therefore the political rumblings and eructations aren’t very relevant. They’re interesting in a cultural way, but no more relevant than the summer replacement shows on network television.

    In fact, in the one truly helpful thing Donald Trump has ever done, he has demonstrated in practice that the American political process is in fact a scripted network television program.

    America hasn’t “suddenly” adopted gay rights as the result of a nefarious campaign by activists. It isn’t coming from a seizure of the political and judiciary process. It’s coming because most people weren’t thinking at all about LGBTQ-Trans-Whatever people, until the Right decided to use them as a scapegoat and a scarecrow to herd the Evangelicals to the voting booth. Thus presented with a fearful threat, most Americans thought about it for the first time and realized, to their own mild surprise, that they couldn’t care less about these people who have always existed among us and whom we’ve always known and never concerned ourselves with much.

    So, having thought about it a little, we’ve decided we just don’t care. America is a country based on positive freedom, meaning that you’re free to exercise your rights unless we decide you’re not; you don’t need permission first. As an example near the edge of absurdity, it hadn’t ever bothered us before that people who looked and acted like men or women and used the bathroom with people they resemble. At least in the Men’s room, which is the only place where men will always look each other in the eye, it wasn’t any issue I’ve ever been aware of in my 50 years.

    So let it be with Hillary and Trump. Yes, the Democrats are going to re-create their 1968 debacle with the same sense of pre-ordained doom as if it were being written by Sophocles. A President Trump might do slightly less damage, as everyone in Congress would unite to sabotage him. A President Clinton would have at least one party in her corner, if a mortally wounded rump of a party, as she tried to sell whatever’s left in America not totally usurped by Finance and the War Party.

    But no current politician is going to solve the problems they’ve so assiduously created. Indeed, the specious and fatuous concerns they present as “Issues” give away the show entirely. Not one of their “issues” are any of the things menacing America, nor posing any hope of future improvement.

    As usual, life will go on and people will react and respond, and find new ways to get things done. Eventually the political elites will catch up. Better that we ignore them and refuse to give them the deference they will demand.

    • MisterDarling May 23, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

      Thanks for the post, Mister Swmnguy. It checks all relevant boxes and strikes the right tone.

      Cheers!

    • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

      No it happened because the Global Elite want to overthrow Western Culture and are willing to use anything to do it. They’ve gotten great mileage from race, now they are using gender and religion (Islam).

    • Sean Coleman May 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

      You actually believe that it is bottom-up not top-down?

    • Sean Coleman May 23, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

      Swmnguy

      That reminds me a bit of the explanation for the British Empire, that it was acquired in a “fit of absence of mind”. There is a bit of truth in it, but only a small bit. You are saying that all this odd behaviour was going on and then, one day, because the evil Right had decided to use it to their own advantage, people just suddenly woke up, and saw that it was good?

      In my part of the world it is common, indeed expected, to hear people say things like, “I’ve got a broad mind. Live and let live – that’s *my* motto.” But that doesn’t mean it evolved and sprang, spontaneously, from their own beliefs and experiences. That left to themselves people would come up with a hundred and fifty-seven varieties of gender and sexuality (many of which yet to be “discovered”), micro-aggressions, enrichment in diversity, and the bizarre and rapidly expanding assortment of rights, fashions and taboos, mutually self contracting and lacking hierarchy, pushed 24/7 by over-excited media and politicians? This was always there, just that nobody *noticed*?

      My argument is that there is a psychological reason for such an odd belief. There has to be.

      • swmnguy May 27, 2016 at 6:29 pm #

        Hi, Sean:

        This was always there, but sensible people opted not to get suckered into pointless arguments about it. When these things look like useful levers to gain power, then they turn into big deals all of a sudden.

        My grandmother loved Liberace. She said he was “flamboyant,” but he loved his mother. She also wished my mother had married her childhood pal “Alan.” I met Alan, in my teens. There was a reason my mother never married “Alan.” “Alan” was super-gay, and I imagine he still is. It wasn’t a big deal. Everybody in the small, extremely conservative rural Appalachian town loved “Alan,” because he was a helluva guy.

        Now I suppose he’s got some neighbors who, after 70 years of loving “Alan,” are getting nosy about his business. I call bs on that, that’s all.

        The point is, it’s not “odd behavior” at all. Not in the sense of novelty. We just used to pretend not to notice, because there wasn’t any point in it. Then people got tired of being ignored and having to hide some basic truths about themselves. It was a little freaky for most of us to consider, but then we realized there wasn’t anything new going on; now we just wouldn’t pretend we wouldn’t know. Fine by me. One less thing to remember.

        As for all the goofiness you describe, yes, it’s goofy and over-the-top. It’ll pass. It always does. People get over-stimulated and hyper about things, but eventually they have to calm down and get things done. Nothing for most of us to worry about. All people are really asking is to be treated nicely, and what the hell’s wrong with that?

    • ozone May 23, 2016 at 8:51 pm #

      swmnguy,
      “But no current politician is going to solve the problems they’ve so assiduously created. Indeed, the specious and fatuous concerns they present as “Issues” give away the show entirely. Not one of their “issues” are any of the things menacing America, nor posing any hope of future improvement.”

      ***Eggs-ackly! I propose that we allow the worshipers of Thanatos to sacrifice themselves on their mammoth altar of “negative identity” and let the chips [and ashes] fall where they may.

      “As usual, life will go on and people will react and respond, and find new ways to get things done. Eventually the political elites will catch up. Better that we ignore them and refuse to give them the deference they will demand.”

      ***That’s how I’ve always played it. This ain’t no movie and no one is going to telegraph their plans to an obvious oppressor for a fleeting moment of prideful spite. If the political elites don’t catch up? So much the better.

  20. Frankiti May 23, 2016 at 11:30 am #

    I stood looking at him a moment. For all his orange hair he was on the whole a clean, comely looking egomaniac. What’s all this fuss I have been making about, thought I to myself – the man’s a human being just as I am: he has just as much reason to fear me, as I have to be afraid of him. Better sleep with a sober Trump than a drunken Clinton.

    • outsider May 24, 2016 at 8:04 am #

      Frankiti – If you know something about Hillary’s drinking problem could you please share it?

      • Frankiti May 24, 2016 at 10:11 am #

        First, and perhaps you’re aware, this is an amended passage of Mellville’s, regarding Queequeg.
        Second, power, they are drunk on power…

        • snarkmatic9000 May 24, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

          only 3 “L”s

          • Frankiti May 24, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

            Now there are only 3 pedants…

  21. Warren May 23, 2016 at 11:36 am #

    James:

    Trump will win if he goes against Mrs. Clinton, she is just too toxic.

    As for the US Empire breaking up as it breaks down, what amazes me is that so many people refuse to accept that as even a possibility, when that is what happens to empires, some quicker than others, but eventually they all burn themselves out and disintegrate, the whole “but it is different this time crowd”

    As a nation, in spite of the omnipresent corporate logos that are every where, as a people we have little in common among regions, the US Culture has become so pathetic that many consider the Kardashians as its defacto royal family, what is the point of trying to hold it all together anyway.

    it was a heck of a ride but time to get back to reality, especially as the one thing left holding we all have in common, the almighty Dollar is about to die,

    Three cheers for the Republic of Texas

    • Sticks-of-TNT May 23, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

      “SEVEN flags over Texas the people cried!”

      (IOW, This ain’t our first rodeo!)

      -Sticks

  22. m111ark May 23, 2016 at 11:45 am #

    One must hope & pray that the trumper will be forgotten… any time before the election will do, but who can the republ-cons offer up…. I can only imagine that the hair will become JHK’s cornpone dictator if allowed to run against hitlery(because even he is better than her).

    Joe would be an acceptable sub for the hildebeast. Tough election year. But who believes that events will overshadow whoever sits in that chair.

  23. fodase May 23, 2016 at 11:56 am #

    hope and pray, yep you better hope and pray since hope & change got you nowhere

    sheesh, you people can’t see common sense ideas for their obvious value.

    what the hell do you want, the man (Mr. Trump) is just advocating for obeying good laws (immigration, taxes) and policy (trade).

    i mean, what is so hard to understand about common sense policies?

    Trump’s not republican, btw, it’s just the moniker he’s running under.

    you sound like one of those blind anti-republican at any cost people that can’t be reasoned with

    • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

      Too much ego. They’ve been raving for generations about a Right Wing Dictator and now they want to pin it all on him. Too bad Trump’s not religious because that’s a big part of their fantasy.

      Of course if Trump works out, he should stay in office. The two term limit will have to be relaxed. The damage these people have done wont be fixed in eight short years.

      • Elrond Hubbard May 23, 2016 at 8:28 pm #

        Without missing a beat, Janos pivots directly from mocking fears of right-wing dictatorship to proposing right-wing dictatorship. “Relaxing” the two-term limit, he says, but those paying attention know he’s openly fantasized about it in this forum before. Better hope he doesn’t get carried away, or he may show us all something we can’t unsee.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

          Nice fear mongering. I didn’t say suspend elections, did I? Creep.

          • Elrond Hubbard May 24, 2016 at 12:04 am #

            You said Trump should be made president-for-life and that you would have supported a military coup.

            http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/between-the-loathsome-and-the-unspeakable/#comment-261939

            Neither action is lawful or constitutional. But if things like the rule of law get in your way, you would cut through them like the Gordian knot. That’s not fear-mongering. Those are your words, on record.

            Our host is fond of saying that it’s the unfortunate fate of the ridiculous to be ridiculed. I’d say it’s the well-merited fate of those who despise the rule of law in theory and in practice to be called out for it.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 12:21 am #

            Well obviously that would not be the ideal. But what needs be must be, eh? You people haven’t accepted pacifism and neither have we. And as if you are bound by the Constitution! You are teaching us true pragmatism.

          • Elrond Hubbard May 24, 2016 at 10:42 am #

            Well, obviously. Duh. What’s actually obvious is how much you’re jonesing for it. You’re fooling no one.

            As for whether I’m bound by law and constitution, please note that I’m the one here actually making the case for it. You so easily assume everyone else is as debased as you are.

  24. DurangoKid May 23, 2016 at 11:56 am #

    “Banana republic” is a euphemism for oligarchy, which the US has been by design since the early colonial days. The focal point being in 1789 when the the whole mess was brought under central management. Money ebbs and flows between separate but interconnected hoards of capital but the system remains. The question remains on how to manage the unwashed hordes banging at the gates. The clown act is growing stale. Maybe this time they’ll try something with horses.

    • elysianfield May 23, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

      ” Maybe this time they’ll try something with horses.”

      Maybe this time they’ll try something with our newly-militarized police force….

      • Sticks-of-TNT May 23, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

        …and that, elysian, is a VERY troubling trend we don’t talk about much!

        Shitizens should read “Rise of the Warrior Cop” by Radley Balko

        -Sticks

    • MisterDarling May 23, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

      Durango,

      “”“Banana republic” is a euphemism for oligarchy, which the US has been by design since the early colonial days. The focal point being in 1789 when the the whole mess was brought under central management.”-DK.

      I too find it amusing that Americans think the nation has ever been anything other than an oligarchy when the function of the ‘electoral college’ and Shay’s Rebellion’s [*] cause & consequences are taken into account… ‘Kid, you surprised me again. Keep doing that.

      😉

      +++

      [*] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shays%27_Rebellion

      • Sticks-of-TNT May 23, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

        …and the later Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania, 1791-1794.

        Both cases demonstrated George Washington to be a very ‘hands on’ kind of manager!

        -Sticks

    • Sean Coleman May 23, 2016 at 5:44 pm #

      My understanding of a banana republic is a country with an ambitious constitution and no working institutions, with a failed, inefficient economy because of special interests and rent-seeking, without protection of either individual or his property rights against a corrupt, overweening state, where the mob rules and where your chance of a livelihood depends on social class and connections, a conformist, mediocre and intolerant intellectual environment and a place where grandiose rhetoric is at odds with miserable reality. The West didn’t used to be like that although it is getting there now.

  25. Phutatorius May 23, 2016 at 11:57 am #

    Gee, I didn’t know whether I was reading Jaws or Moby-Dick. Actually I have never read Jaws, but the late Dick Estell read it to me once. I didn’t notice any Patrick O’Brian or Wm Gaddis, though the mention of PR sort of brushed up against the latter. Yes, things are looking pretty dark – all the factors that you mentioned seem correct.

    • TravisT May 23, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

      I believe Trump will win if Hillary is the nominee. His strategy will be to suppress turnout and by the time he gets through exposing her as an empty, corrupt, mendacious, callow, feckless, hypocritical fraud he will have achieved his goal.

      She’s a ‘fighter’? We’ll see. I believe she’s dreading what’s to come. Nominating Bubba for economic czar shows how clueless she is, but she’s in her bubble, shielded by sycophants from reality, for decades. Nominating him gives him a reason to be on the campaign trail every step of the way, Big Daddy there to try to take on the meanie.

      Best case scenario: HRC selects Bernie for veep and he takes over when she is immediately impeached.

  26. elpuma2003 May 23, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

    I’m afraid you all have it wrong! …with the exception of CF’s observation that this country is spiraling downward at light speed. These elections are nothing but a great side show, a perennial distraction meant to distract the viewer, YOU, from the “what is”. Look here, don’t look there! We should all want Trump to be the next POTUS. Why? Because he’s disruptive. And like all things disruptive, it’s what happens after the disruption that counts…. that is, what follows after Trump’s term. That’s what we should be looking at. Not his hair or his crude comments.

    • elysianfield May 23, 2016 at 1:09 pm #

      Puma,
      Yes, you are correct. Both Sanders and Trump would be ineffectual as presidents, but both would be shit-stirrers…it is the disruption that counts…for the good or bad.

  27. wholy1 May 23, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    “Donald Trump will be forgotten before Thanksgiving.”
    Any inference there about how that bold declaration will be validated?
    Short of being “Arkansided” or out-right assassinated, are you ready to put up some of FRN’s to back up said declaration?

  28. pequiste May 23, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

    Call me Ishmael.

    No no, not that Jihadi gas station owner down the street in Dearbornistan but the very one incarnate from Herman M.

    Capt. Ahab: “40, 40 aye. 40 years and a 1000 lowerings ago…..

    If the USA is indeed the Pequod, then Captain AHillaryhab (although not played by Gregory Peck in the fantastic screen adaptation) wants to be captian and commander of the once-great, now cursed, ship of state. I remember watching as a child; first the stoic Indian Queequeg, then when the St Elmo’s fire encased the harpoon tip, and finally enthralled as Ahab was bound to Moby Dick in a tangle of harpoon lines and hearing the line “He beckons…”

    Now it is Hillary (and Bill) beckoning the faithful, frightened and unsure.

    Queequeg today would be best suited to be both political consultant (casting runes) as well as the coffin maker for both Democrat and Republican parties.

    Donald Trump is not the White Whale but instead the “Rachel.”

    • elysianfield May 23, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

      Pequiste.

      Nice. Not clear, however, on the “Rachel” reference…Camp of Saints?

      • pequiste May 23, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

        Capt Ahab to Starbuck: “Money’s not the measure man…..”

        Except in the USA and in the affairs of humans everywhere where money and ( by extension) power, are the complete measure of the game.

        The Rachel was the ship that found and rescued Ishmael after the Pequod was sunk with all hands by Moby Dick.

        A great scene from a great film adapted from one of the greatest pieces of American literature:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9uo0I9fZ4I

  29. fodase May 23, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    uh, JHK pulled that one out of his keester, GLARING lack of rationale to back it up.

    like i said, it’s just him mouthing his wishes, he can’t come to grips with the fact he supported the insanity of the Left so long, and does a mechanical Turk in spouting anti-Trump inanities like the rest of the vapid non-thinking ‘protestors’.

    Jimmy, my offer of a bottle of J.W. Blue still stands….winner drink all

    • uslabor May 23, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

      Its appears youve been into the bottle alredy this morning, cheers!

    • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

      At least he broke with the Democrats this time. Last time he ended up voting for Obama a second time – even after it was clear that Obama was a complete stooge.

      • outsider May 24, 2016 at 8:12 am #

        Janos – Obama conned us twice that he was the Peace Candidate. The really depressing thing is that, in our two party ossified rigged system, he was. Both McCain and Romney were much more trigger happy. McCain – “bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” while channeling the old Beach Boys tune.

  30. Georges1202 May 23, 2016 at 1:09 pm #

    Witness the Hil(arious) spectacle of her Grace proposing that Dollar Bill – her sad-sack husband and champion of every criminal banker who slithered up and down Wall Street in those marvelous 90s figure out a way out of the economic mess he helped create.

    This is the most dangerous kind of nepotism imaginable and nobody seems to be up in arms about this horrid idea.

  31. orbit7er May 23, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

    Leaving aside the political sideshow which I agree is likely to be a major political party realignment like that before the Civil War or preRevolutionary France or the Weimar Republic, in the real material world the US continues down the Happy Motoring road to Hell.
    Over the weekend my family had to drive to Cincinnati – there is no Rail option thanks to illustrious Gov John Kasich cancellation of simply restoring passenger Rail at 90-100 MPH on existing tracks. The project already had funding from Obama’s Stimulus Bill in 2009 and was scheduled then to run trains in just 3-5 years. Even with the normal delays these trains would have running by now. Of course there were major delays on the Pennsylvania portions of I80 as there are every summer. It appears they are continuing lane expansion.
    Columbus, Ohio now has nice artistic overpasses similar to New Mexico now with the Road or County in very large artistic fonts. Clermont, in the boonies outside Cincinnati, already a sprawl disaster, now has new and more sprawl. So it appears the suburban sprawl geniuses who helped crash the housing market in 2008 are still at work creating more “Geography of Nowhere” while gas in Ohio is only at $2.39 per gallon. As we know it is very unlikely cheap gasoline will continue for long as fracked shale oil goes bankrupt but “Happy Motoring” forever!
    Of course Cincinnati was once a Rail hub and still has tracks which could connect various oldline Main streets to Downtown.
    Just as Ohio still has the tracks connecting Cincinnati to Dayton to Columbus to Cleveland which if nothing else could run trains taking cars off the Interminably crowded Interstates. But the mirage of “Happy Motoring Forever” continues…

    • monkey_flower May 23, 2016 at 9:08 pm #

      Whenever I hike up Fall Mountain I can hear the trains blowing their whistles nearby in the Connecticut River Valley. Always brings to mind happy memories of bygone times.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

        Is that the same mountain George Baily wanted to take Viola Bick to?

        Union Grove or Bedford Fall, nay Willoughby itself: all all White.

        Bick? What kind of name is that? English? Irish? Italian? Polish? Perhaps Czeck? Maybe she should have gone to live in the City after all….

  32. teddyboy46 May 23, 2016 at 1:29 pm #

    wow that was a brilliant. all the metaphors and imagery. really cool.

  33. uslabor May 23, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

    JHK, do you really think Washington would allow Texas, as wealthy as it is (and as vile as it can be at times), to secede from the Union?

    And would Washington then allow the entire West Coast to leave, denying Washington access to the Pacifc ocean?

    Seems highly unlikey unless Texas, California, Oregon, and Washington state nuke Washington first.

    • Sticks-of-TNT May 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

      Why not throw in New Mexico and Arizona and establish a new country incorporating everything from Texas to Washington state as ‘The Republic of Westworld’, maybe with its capital in Hollywood!

      “California here I come…”

      -Sticks

  34. Bro Jobe May 23, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    “Donald Trump will be forgotten before Thanksgiving.”

    That is what was said about a few other successful fascists, historically. And the only way for The White Whale to get into The White House would be by clinging to his fascism:

    –deporting 10 million people, most by force
    –building the Wall
    –barring Muslim visitors for the US.

    I hope he flames out long before the election, but ain’t gonna happen. I smell inevitability, war, and collapse coming. My God help us, because no one else is going to, after President Trump wrecks the nation.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

      10 million? 11 is the usual illusory number. It’s more like 30 million or more. Those people are takers: they take far more than they give. Most of all they take the jobs that belong to Americans. People who believe as you do are simply traitors. Maybe you can leave too.

      Most of them will leave on their own power just as they came here on their own power. Your fantasies are simply the smearing of a decent man.

  35. Q. Shtik May 23, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    we’ll end up playing the role of Ukraine to America’s Russia — [bound] at the hip, – Elrond H

    ===========

    [joined]

    In his magnum opus, Infinite Jest, the late brilliant David Foster Wallace imagines a future in which Canada and Mexico become part of the U.S.
    It does not seem completely ridiculous.

    • Elrond Hubbard May 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

      The idea isn’t completely ridiculous, but I for one would mourn the day when my fate becomes even more tied to Washington, D.C. dysfunction than it already is. No offense, mind you, but c’mon.

  36. Petro May 23, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

    I thought Hillary’s declaration that she will definitely be the nominee came off as incredibly arrogant and only reinforced the picture so many have of her. And her invoking Bill and the role he’ll play was just downright stupid. How many people hear “Bill Clinton/White House” and wearily think of all the tawdry details about semen on dresses and cigars in vaginas? I can hardly believe how staggeringly tone-deaf the DNC and Clinton campaign are, and how out-of-touch they are with the general electorate’s mood. They exist in an echo chamber. They really just don’t get it.

    • Frankiti May 23, 2016 at 5:35 pm #

      They (H. Clinton and the DNC) exist in the era of election year 2008, a time not long past, and a time when the congenitally smug vote-straight-ticket-stalwarts swallowed whatever their sanctimonious party told them. In cold cynical calculation, they pushed forward a one-term senator who was brown. He was their totem. He provided a perceptible (literally) antithetical proclamation: we are not Bush, we are not Cheney, we are not old white men making disastrous decisions. The Democrats and the left never had mutinous dissension, at least anything serious, beyond the obligatory bone thrown to the fringe like a Nader or green party candidate. They were good lemmings; tamed. There is an innate trait in Democrats that make them seriously vulnerable to the cult of personality. The lure of the suave black man gushed over by celebrities and pop culture heroes was too strong for them too resist. JFKs, Cloonies and Oprahs. Nostalgia and hollywood. The party that fought for minorities used them, as they do now. A certain demographic can really relate to a strong woman treated poorly by her dog of a husband, and they are eating it up. So ask yourself, is the DNC really tone deaf? They are, and have been, strongly using tone to their advantage, just not the hearing kind of tone that you implied.

    • outsider May 24, 2016 at 8:28 am #

      Petro – The Clintonistas have been putting some serious pressure on ol’ Bernie to drop out before the California primary. They are afraid of the chaos that would ensue if Bernie wins and Hillary still get the nomination – due to all her Super Delegates. For the life of me, I don’t understand why California chooses to go last in the primaries when their state’s huge vote seldom matters.

      • Petro May 24, 2016 at 8:41 am #

        When a particular state’s Dem party holds a primary is not necessarily easy to change. For some reason California got put near the end, decades ago (Bobby K shot in in L.A. June on the the day of the primary). Michigan Dems tried to move up their presidential primary a few years ago, and were seriously slapped down by the national party big shots. Michigan retreated.

  37. seawolf77 May 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

    Trump and Clinton are a reflection of everything America has become. They are like the most basic and the most acidic headed for a collision. It isn’t even interesting anymore. To be honest, neither is this blog. Everyone knows everybody else, knows exactly what they’re going to say, it’s like one long circle jerk ejaculation of word semen.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

      So why are you here, Hump?

      • Sticks-of-TNT May 23, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

        To drink in the experience.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

          Is your name Hump Van Weyden?

          • Sticks-of-TNT May 23, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

            You are amazing.

            I have a mind for trivia (my family calls it a mind for ‘worthless information’), but you’re in a league of your own.

            I do have “The Mutiny of the Elsinore” on my Kindle, but there are a lot of books ahead of it on my reading ‘to do’ list.

            -Sticks

          • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 9:28 pm #

            No, ‘Ump is a character in London’s novel “The Sea Wolf”. The Mutiny is on my list too. Duke has an annotated version but it’s too expensive. Life is a bourgeois compromise, alas and alack.

          • Sticks-of-TNT May 24, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

            Yeah, I figured out your clever Hump/Seawolf connection. That’s why I brought up ‘Mutiny’.

            Speaking of which, I watched your C-SPAN speech from the ’92 campaign. You’re right–seems pretty mainstream, as well as prophetic, in retrospect. Another victim of the forces of PC. THEY are the extremists.

            -Sticks

    • Frankiti May 23, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

      They are a reflection of everything that America really was and is, difference being that today, we all can see the emperor is without clothes, and the emperor is fine without them.

  38. Sideshow Rob May 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

    RE: the US election. I’m a Canadian so my opinion really doesn’t matter. Not my country. Having said that I’m pulling for Hillary. I can’t stand her and all the damage the Clintons have done to your country. But it looks like the whole economic and social enchiladas are going to blow as James says and I think the fallout would look great on her. Blame will be assigned and better to the ultimate nanny state criminal insider than to an outsider like Trump. I don’t doubt Trump believes he can fix things but it looks too far gone to me. It’s going to blow and we all will have to start from scratch and the question is “what’s next?”. Will we go dictatorship or full blown marxism? Both are horribly bad for all except a few political elites. I’m hoping the status quo big government shysters get the blame (as deserved) and we can all roll up our sleeves and get to work building a more reasonable future where we are free to pursue our dreams and purpose. That can’t be done under authoritarian rule.

    • Georges1202 May 23, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

      It’s not our country anymore either. That was given away a while ago – now we are left with a sad lumbering plutocracy that can’t even make up its mind who goes to which bathroom. Stay tuned.

      • Frankiti May 23, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

        Why do people lament the loss of a country? I can never understand it! They dream of nations and settle for countries. Sad.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 9:25 pm #

          Good point. A nation is more than just a political entity, but an extended family with a well defined culture. Thus a lost wallet in Japan will be returned. Ditto in small town White America. Of course you will fight tooth and nail anyone who tries to preserve the nation or bring it back. Thus is your perverse nature.

          Meanwhile in Lagos, firefighters and police had to fight thru a vast mob which was looting a downed plane.

          • Frankiti May 23, 2016 at 9:53 pm #

            Yes my perverse nature that holds a culture of knowledge, thought, and contemplation above ethnicity and skin color. You can paint with words Goebbels, but alas your brush is too broad… the finer points, nuance and details are lost, or perhaps cannot be expressed. Your art is not sublimation, it is forced.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

            Yes, perverse indeed since you can’t separate the two spheres. Culture is transmitted via the socio-biological process of family and child raising. Somehow you want a culture outside of that? Gnostic fantasy. Nay more, you want to undo the natural cultures that have already evolved. As your hero Wesley Clark said about Europe, We’re not going with ethnically homogenous cultures anymore. The arrogance, madness, and hubris!

            You Liberals are so 19th century, clinging onto to outdated and disproven Enlightenment ideas and ideals. Read E.O Wilson’s “Consilience” and start getting up to speed.

        • Frankiti May 24, 2016 at 9:29 pm #

          I preferred his story about the ant colony failure in my magazine that I referenced last week. Colonies die, they don’t dig deeper holes bro

    • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

      Authoritarian Rule is the rule not the exception. You didn’t respect your unique heritage (if you did you would have never accepted Muslim immigration) and now you are going to lose it. Late stage Capitalism works against freedom as well of course. You get that, but you miss the threat from the Left and their minority allies.

    • Sticks-of-TNT May 23, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

      Sideshow Rob,

      Best comment of the day. You’re now an honorary Shitizen with full blogging comment privileges.

      Ultimately, 2020 will be the real prize–who gets to lead the rebuilding of this thing…and the direction we’ll head.

      -Sticks

      • Georges1202 May 23, 2016 at 5:22 pm #

        “We had to destroy the town in order to save it”

        – heard often in Vietnam (who we now wish to re-arm against China!) – the horror, the horror …

      • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 5:44 pm #

        Rob Zombie.

    • S M Tenneshaw May 23, 2016 at 7:38 pm #

      Bernie FDR is our only hope. We need the Old Deal back.

  39. MisterDarling May 23, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    JHK’s PROSE is particularly plush today. For example, reading this:

    “The most exceptional thing about the US has been the rapidity of its rise and now fall in the roll-call of empires. We barely had time to put together a coherent culture that historians of the future (enjoying ratatouille with fresh rat by firelight) could identify, and now it’s all percolating into a dreadful maelstrom in which one catches glimpses of the Kardashians, PT Barnum, Betsy Ross, Davey Crockett, and Eleanor Roosevelt amid the detritus of broken Tupperware and flapping pages of the Affordable Care Act. What a goddamned mess we’ve left to posterity.”-J H K.

    – makes me picture a towering dust-devil of pop-cultural crapola roaring across the infernal plain, while it renders summary judgment on the upshot. If this were Reddit it might collect quite a pile of up-votes.. And so, as a compliment and for the sake of area beautification:

    https://gfycat.com/DemandingClutteredAchillestang

    Cheers!

    • Frankiti May 23, 2016 at 5:04 pm #

      It’s purple prose, not prose.
      And it’s not the bad kind of purple prose.

  40. fodase May 23, 2016 at 2:52 pm #

    –deporting 10 million people, most by force
    –building the Wall
    –barring Muslim visitors for the US.

    you just can’t understand simple common sense ideas.

    what a waste

  41. fodase May 23, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    by the way, hungary built a wall, it stopped the muslim invasion

    obama is building a higher, stronger wall around the white house, i wonder why

    do you have a fence around your house, perchance?

    why do people build fences?

    obviously they don’t work, you know

    • malthuss May 23, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

      check ‘Angry White Dude blog’ for info on Zuck–build bridges not walls—and the walls around his mansions.

  42. bukowskisghost May 23, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

    Jim,
    Absolutely brilliant! Love how you imprint fictional narrative on the truth and vice versa
    P.S. Long live Altamont…….

  43. toktomi May 23, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    Would whoever is standing closest to the light switches please switch them off so that we can start the movie?

    ~toktomi~

    • Sticks-of-TNT May 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

      This movie is OVER. We’re waiting for the sequel.

      -Sticks

  44. Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

    People who thinks the Transgenders are harmless are very wrong. Nor is it just a distraction on the part of the Feds as some have said. It is that of course, but it is much, much more. See the New York Commission’s guidelines below. These clownish bizarre people are deadly serious and they want revenge. And they have the nascent Police State on their side.

    Thus we have the commission’s monstrous “Gender Identity/Gender Expression: Legal Enforcement Guidance” directive. It’s the logical progression of an evil “culture” that forces Christian (never Islamic!) bakers to either publicly renounce their faith or be destroyed, and mandates the rest of us can either share a restroom with someone who identifies as – with 51 “gender options” and counting, they don’t even know what the hell they are – or hold it until you get home.

    See, it’s not about “live and let live.” It’s about sticking it in your face and ramming it down your throat. It’s about a form of rape. Ultimately it’s about dominance by those who hate (and who once more demonstrate the Opposite Day truism by painting victims who protest the abuse as “haters.”)

    Case in point from the commission’s enforcement edict (although there’s really no need to single out a specific section, as the entire dictat is an abomination):

    Failing To Use an Individual’s Preferred Name or Pronoun … Some transgender and gender non-conforming people prefer to use pronouns other than he/him/his or she/her/hers, such as they/them/theirs or ze/hir.

    It sounds like something out of an absurdist dystopian satire by Kurt Vonnegut. Except these Gauleiter are serious.

    How serious?

    “The Commission can impose civil penalties up to $125,000 for violations, and up to $250,000 for violations that are the result of willful, wanton, or malicious conduct,” the decree warns. “These penalties are in addition to the other remedies available to people who successfully resolve or prevail on claims under the NYCHRL…”

    That means if anyone defies instead of obeys, they’ll be destroyed.

    “The Commission may consider the lack of an adequate anti-discrimination policy as a factor in determining liability, assessing damages, and mandating certain affirmative remedies,” it elaborates.

    That means its subjects – that’s what they are — must advocate on behalf of tyranny.

    It also means that in order to enforce their orders and compel the surrender of punitive monetary “damages,” the commission will ultimately, and with full backing of the mayor’s office, the council and the

    • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

      Here’s the full article which contains a link to the Commission’s report.

      https://www.oathkeepers.org/nyc-gender-expression-enforcement-proof-it-can-happen-here/

      • BackRowHeckler May 23, 2016 at 6:15 pm #

        Statistically, ‘transgenders’ don’t even exist. They’re just made up monsters from the Id, maybe 1/100 of 1 % of the population.

        Oh, you might see one or two out in P town, North Hampton, or down in the Village. Even the bona fide queers are embarrassed by them. Its a red herring, but for what purpose?

        I submit the purpose is to rub ordinary people’s noses in the filthiest, most bizarre thing they can think of before the term runs out.

        brh

        • Elrond Hubbard May 23, 2016 at 8:08 pm #

          When trans people talk about they way they are “erased” from popular consciousness, this is the kind of thing they have in mind. In fact, BRH is being a bit on the nose in claiming that “statistically, they don’t even exist.”

          A couple seconds of Google juice brings up:

          http://www.livescience.com/50635-bruce-jenner-transgender-prevalence.html

          Ballpark estimate, there are about 700,000 transgender people in the U.S. or 0.2 to 0.3 percent of the population – that’s twenty to thirty times more than BRH’s estimate. So statistically speaking, BRH would dismiss El Paso, Texas as insignificant.

          By the way, I’ve never read that the U.S. constitution undertakes to guarantee the rights of a ‘statistically significant’ portion of its citizens. It’s all citizens, that’s what they always say.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 9:21 pm #

            Nothing to say about the N.Y Commission? Evidently you are fine with this kind of draconian social control. More than fine in fact, right Elrond?

            In the LOTR, Elrond is a being of great compassion and wisdom. Exactly the opposite of our own Elrond. He is trying to appropriate something beyond his ken, and which he does not deserve.

          • Sticks-of-TNT May 24, 2016 at 2:10 pm #

            Statistically speaking, what El Paso does is skew the Texas crime rate. Wanna guess how?

            -Sticks

            P.S. Other than that, it would be insignificant.

      • beantownbill. May 23, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

        Why stop at gender/sex? Let’s go the full route for all of humans’ labels. Accordingly, I should now be addressed as a cis-Jew and a trans-Independent.

        This just justifies my belief everyone else is crazy (yeah, I know this sounds intolerant, but come on now…).

  45. RaymondR May 23, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

    Jim:

    In many ways I hope that you’re right, neither H. R. Clinton nor D. J. Trump look like good choices for my American neighbours However,a lot can happen between now and November, such as:

    – Both Clinton and Trump are getting on in years, i.e. both >70 years old, and either could have a health breakdown induced by the stress of campaigning.

    – Who knows what hijinks will happen at the conventions. Both parties have substantial numbers of people strongly oppose to the leading candidates. Don’t dismiss backroom deals and the like. Trump isn’t the only sharp operator and deal-maker in the game.

    – The is always the possibility of a strong 3rd party candidate.

    I really enjoy your commentary Jim, keep up the good work. You give this Canadian an useful insight into what is going on in the USA.

  46. tucsonspur May 23, 2016 at 5:22 pm #

    Some might compare Trump to the “Harmony of the Seas”. Or should that be “disharmony”? But I can’t picture the Trump name emblazoned on its ugly sides. What a beast of a fuel burner!

    No, No, No, Trump is not the Titanic. He will not sink before November, although some Mexican or other malcontent may try to submerge him by April.

    He has already smashed the smaller bergs, and the icy, malevolent, monolith Hillary will be next for the ice crusher.

  47. Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

    http://www.dailystormer.com/hero-jack-nicklaus-endorses-the-leader/

    Who are you to dispute with the Golden Bear? Golf is the game of kings and gentlemen. He knows Trump is El Senior and so should you, whomsoever you may be.

    • Sticks-of-TNT May 24, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

      Ohio native and Ohio State alum Jack Nicklaus is more highly regarded by more people in Ohio than John Kasich ever dreamed.

      If winning Ohio is the key to a Trump victory in November, the ‘Golden Bear’ should be his running mate.

      Eagle!

      -Sticks

  48. bobwise32952 May 23, 2016 at 5:51 pm #

    Nice image – this election is at least as convoluted as “Moby Dick”. I’d prefer Sanders as Starbuck, but finishing his knife attack in this version.

  49. JimInFlorida May 23, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

    HAH!!! I called it back in March on this very forum, “The Uses of Disorder” on March 21, 2016! Here is a Copy/Paste of how I think this will go down:

    **********************************************************************************

    Just pondering how the Establishment might punt the General Election to avoid the chaos of two, three, or four rump candidates.

    [Act One] Both Establishment Parties break apart and the political scene is in chaos. Since Americans tend to stay with a Devil they know, certain Respectable Persons will push the theme to keep Obama in office until things settle down. Since Obama cannot stay in for more than two terms (and to avoid something worse than what happened in 1968) Obama announces that he will step down in accordance to the 22nd Amendment. BUT…. CONGRESS will appoint Joe Biden to be President.

    [Act Two] The sales pitch will use History and the Founding Fathers’ original design (the Virginia Plan) to authorize Congress to elect the President. This will mollify the Patriot crowd because, WELL, if it’s what the Founding Fathers wanted in the beginning, it must be good. The rest of the Sheep will go along because the media will saturate the masses with bullet points full of lofty-sounding appeals to History.

    [Act Three] The professional chatterboxes reassure The Sheep that the Founding Fathers would have wanted it this way. The Talking Heads pretend to grumble but agree in unison,

    “It could have been worse. At least with an appointed President Joe Biden, we all know who he is and he won’t need OJT,” and,
    “The American People have been spared from the fallout of two shattered parties,” and,
    “The American people are comfortable with the Obama legacy. President Biden is keeping on course and not rocking the boat.”

    [Act Four] After a satisfactory (and deliberately boring) year under Congressionally-appointed President Biden, the Sheep have decided that everything turned out O.K. after all. Wall Street recovers briskly. The talking heads on TV will push to officially revive the Virginia Plan and make it law. The pundits will celebrate the demise of Presidential campaign circuses and we won’t miss it one bit.

    [Epilogue] Our grandchildren will marvel at the stupidity of Presidential races and all the madness inherent in them. The 17th Amendment hangs from a thread as State Governors cite the Founding Fathers’ intention for Governors to appoint U.S. Senators. Drawing on the highest powers of irony, the Establishment becomes popular and our slavery is completed with our full approval.

  50. BackRowHeckler May 23, 2016 at 6:27 pm #

    What’s this?

    In Baltimore, Officer Edward Nero not guilty on all charges (in the death of Freddie Gray)

    This couldn’t come at a worse time, as the temps are warming up, and rioting season is about to begin. And don’t think these riots will be limited to just Baltimore, no, many other American cities will want to get in on the act!

    The Hyenas are stirring, and are poised to make their move.

    brh

    • beantownbill. May 23, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

      And in the meantime, the murder rate in Hartford doubles, but nobody notices.

      • tucsonspur May 23, 2016 at 9:06 pm #

        Yes, but at least they finally started to crack down in Chicago. Big gang raid last week. Had to do something before the election.

        Hyenas are stirring, and, as Tony Hillerman said, “Coyote Waits”.

        Coyote always waits.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

          Ever read what the Hopis say about the Navajos? The Navajos came down from the North as starving refugees. They begged food from the Hopis which they received. More of them kept coming. The Hopis started finding their young men dead on the ground with crushed heads. This was the payment they received for their hospitality. They told the Navajos to leave but they wouldn’t. They agreed upon a test of wits in which the Hopis bested them and they left. That’s all I can remember – but it is enough, is it not?

          • BackRowHeckler May 23, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

            Yeah, watched one of those ‘Real West’ programs on the History Channel’ recently, subject was ‘Gangs on Indian Reservations’, some are Crips, some are Bloods. Anyway, a BIA police officer stated if lawful authority were to suddenly withdraw from the Southwest, the first thing that would happen is the Navajo would come over and kill all the Hopi. And the man was serious.

            brh

          • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 7:08 pm #

            No doubt if the Whites were in the position of the Hopis, they would have denied anything was happening. Then when forced to admit it, say the young men just fell. Then if shown that was false, say another White did it, or a bear, or a Yeti or whatever. In short, anything but the truth.

            No? But that’s what they (we) do now.

  51. Frankiti May 23, 2016 at 6:49 pm #

    “America may actually have to start grappling with the problems induced by a failed banking system, population overshoot, climate instability, and the lost boundaries of social behavior.”

    There is a point of no return. We are upon the event horizon.
    The speed-up to the slow-down, as you say “horse latitudes”. You are feeling it, the shift, the distortion, the break down that must precede entry.

  52. FincaInTheMountains May 23, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

    Rejection of success

    What is so dangerous about political correctness? What is wrong or terrible in the fact that people monitor their speech, for fear of someone not to be hurt or offended?

    Here is what American political commentator and writer Nick Adams said about this in an interview with Fox News Channel: “The ideology of political correctness implies the rejection of the success. Ambitions begin to arouse suspicion, and the collective is placed above individual. Practically all of the problems of modern America are associated with political correctness, including the deteriorating education, increasing split on religious grounds, the police’s inability to perform their duties, and border guards – to protect the border, reducing America’s role in the modern world and the reluctance to crush the evil of militant Islamism – all rooted in the ideology of political correctness.”

    The crusade against political correctness was announced by Donald Trump. His words that “political correctness is absolutely killing us as a nation” became one of the slogans of his campaign. Here Trump accurately captured the mood of the majority of American voters: according to the Washington Post, that “America’s biggest problem is its political correctness,” according to 68% of the US population. When broken down by political opinion the thesis supports 62% of Democrats, 68% of independents and 81% of Republicans.

    This gives a significant boost to Trump in the coming fight for the White House with Hillary Clinton, who is known for her impeccable political correctness.

    • elysianfield May 24, 2016 at 12:10 am #

      Finc,
      I once read that, when Stalin was speaking to the assembled leadership, the standing applause would continue ad nauseum, for who would be the first to sit? Political correctness….

  53. Bro Jobe May 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm #

    Herr Skorenzy, I would have you and all fascists deported, as your ilk are traitors to our Constitution. Don’t mistake me for some milquetoast 70s liberal.

    As I’ve said before about Nazis, “Can’t live with them, can’t get them together in sufficient numbers for a proper area-bombing.” Flattening the Reich was one of the finest moments for democracy–Dresden included.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 23, 2016 at 9:12 pm #

      Thank Jobe. Your honesty is refreshing, but tell the whole truth. You believe all Whites are racist and We have to be bred out of existence at best. And you hate any White who refuses to sign onto the suicide pact. Needless to say, this “understanding” has nothing to do with our history or Constitution.

      As Jared Taylor wrote in “What the Founders Really Thought About Race“:

      Since early colonial times, and until just a few decades ago, virtually all whites believed race was a fundamental aspect of individual and group identity. They believed people of different races had different temperaments and abilities, and built markedly different societies. They believed that only people of European stock could maintain a society in which they would wish to live, and they strongly opposed miscegenation. For more than 300 years, therefore, American policy reflected a consensus on race that was the very opposite of what prevails today.

      One side will utterly triumph, at least in any given area. Woe to the vanquished! No quarter will be asked, and none given.

      • malthuss May 25, 2016 at 11:30 am #

        No nation ever voted for multi multiculturalism and multi lingualism and open borders. There was no referendum that Whites voted for in order to bring this in.
        Hence it is tyranny of the elite on the many.

        • Frankiti May 26, 2016 at 10:22 am #

          The unabashed white supremacists here just don’t seem to recognize the answer despite it constantly spewing from their mouths. “Whites” have a congenital defect. You see, their greed for wealth, control, and power ultimately leads to their own demise. Unjust wars, invasion, colonization, imperial expansion, slavery, cheap migrant labor, serfdom, preying upon “their own” and finally hubris-always hubris- … the helots have had enough.

          Sparta may have fended off the Persians, but they ultimately killed themselves.

          The European way of conquest, subjugation, and exploitation has a relatively short timeline. Ultimately, it leads to critical failure. A cultural failure. Greed and more (wealth, land, influence, power). But nonetheless, plenty of imbeciles fail to see this and see their own worst enemy.

    • chet_the_farmer May 24, 2016 at 11:02 am #

      Jobe, like the supposed leaders of the u.s., you appear to recoil in terror at the thought of doing anything about our illegal immigration problem.
      Like the politicians in the current election circus, you resort to using inapplicable monikers to avoid any real issues with the point of view.
      Wanting to deal with illegal aliens does not meet the definition of fascism. Letting any criminal invader into your county and offering them free services and limited laws starts to meet the definition quite well.

      There are way more than 30 million illegal aliens in the u.s.
      More than 25% of ALL people in federal prison are not u.s. citizens.
      More than 30% of ALL people in Texas prisons (public and private) are not u.s. citizens.

      Reality has a completely different climate and location than the place you and your ilk tend to put your heads.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

        Oh no, it’s far deeper than that. He doesn’t see it as a problem at all since he doesn’t believe in nations, at least not America. As a nation founded on racism by Racist Whites, we have no rights whatsoever. As if any other nation was founded in any other way. The Chinese sweated, wept, and bled for ages – not for themselves – but for Blacks, Browns and Whites.

  54. erik May 23, 2016 at 8:30 pm #

    Even though I admire most of your viewpoints on general trends, your predictive skills have been spectacularly bad over the last decade. You should stop trying to call horse races; you’re a victim of your own confirmation bias.
    You say Trump will be forgotten by Thanksgiving?
    I call it otherwise. I think by Thanksgiving he’ll be announcing his cabinet appointments and informing many current carry-over brass hats that he expects their resignations to be on his desk by the time he gets back from the inauguration.

  55. Q. Shtik May 23, 2016 at 9:52 pm #

    If you’ve been watching the news, you undoubtedly have seen many people holding up signs. Those people did not print them themselves. On the bottom of the signs is the inscription: revcom.us

    To see who printed them, go to: http://www.revcom.us/
    Draw your own conclusions.

  56. wpa_ccc May 23, 2016 at 10:20 pm #

    “The USA has been spending more than revenue for some time now since Johnson married the Warfare and Welfare states.” –Florida Power

    Clinton had years with balanced budgets… even budget surpluses. He will be our first “first husband” in the White House, if Hillary wins, and she wants him to do his economic magic again.

    From FactCheck.org:

    A deficit occurs when the government takes in less money than it spends in a given year. The debt is the total amount the government owes at any given time.

    So the debt goes up in any given year by the amount of the deficit, or it decreases by the amount of any surplus. The debt the government owes to the public decreased for a while under Clinton, but the debt was by no means erased.

    origin.factcheck.org/Images/image/FederalDeficit(1).jpg

  57. wpa_ccc May 23, 2016 at 10:53 pm #

    “obama is building a higher, stronger wall around the white house, i wonder why” — fodase

    Trump’s hotels are gun-free zones… I wonder why?

    “Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s posh Florida club, doesn’t allow guns, a hotel staff member told ABC News.

    Trump National Doral, in Miami, Florida, doesn’t allow guns either, a security official told ABC News. The resort would “much rather not” have guns on the property, said a security official with the hotel, who noted that guns are “not to be carried on our property.”

    “We’ve had guests that have brought them before,” he said, but those guns “had to remain in their safe the whole time in the room.”

    A security worker at Trump National in Jupiter, Florida, said “no” when asked if guns were allowed on premises by citizens who are licensed to carry them. Asked about exceptions for people like off-duty cops, the staff member directed ABC News to a supervisor, who said the hotel had no comment at all on guns at the property.

    Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach County, Florida, also doesn’t allow citizens with concealed-carry licenses to bring their guns on the property, a golf-shop worker told ABC News.”

  58. Walter B May 23, 2016 at 11:20 pm #

    What a goddamned mess we’ve left to posterity – JHK

    That is putting it mildly sir, for what we have accomplished is that we have taken a great and wonderful nation that occupied a moral high ground, with prosperity for all those who were willing to strive to achieve it, and literally sucked the life out of it through our greed, our self centered, self indulgent and self destructive short comings and our lack of frankly giving a damn about anyone else but ourselves. The Greatest Generation built it up and we sucked it dry like a Bram Stoker nightmare. We have earned a wooden stake through the heart which may very well be the only way to put us out of the misery that we have created and promoted through the whole world in the wake of our insatiable lust and greed.

    • basil May 24, 2016 at 11:11 am #

      walter b, I generally agree with your assessment, but you lose me with your timeframe. our illustrious “forefathers” were, for the most part, wealthy and powerful white men, and they did their best to make sure that their own interests were protected, even at the expense of those of lesser financial status, women, and, of course, non whites. our entire culture was originally based on the greed of the “.1%”.

      • Walter B May 24, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

        All that you say is in fact correct IMHO basil, but the difference between what the Founders set up for themselves and allowed the rest of the citizens to have, acquire and achieve was nowhere near as drastic as it is today. Yes they all had nice set ups, estates, wealth and land, but there was plenty left to go around for the rest of the citizenry. Today, the greedy bastards need incomes the size of nations to pay for all of the mega estates, global partying, outrageous entertainment and countless other exorbitant expenses that they NEED to get along. These people actually look at the common folk and hate them for having any income at all, once again IMHO, and yearn for a return to outright slavery so that they can buy another mega yacht or personal Caribbean island. In the end, unbridled GREED will destroy everything. It always does.

        • basil May 24, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

          walter b, I agree. I suppose each generation of greedy bastards needs to try to outdo the one before. in an age of dramatically diminishing natural resources and ballooning population, this becomes a dangerous game.

          • Walter B May 24, 2016 at 4:02 pm #

            A Long Emergency, one might say….

  59. wpa_ccc May 23, 2016 at 11:21 pm #

    CFN has been easily duped by Trump and appear to give Trump a pass on his history of kickbacks, busting unions, ties to the Mob and corporate welfare. How could anyone think a billionaire like Trump, with his history of hiring illegals, will be concerned with the economic well being of native citizens?

    “Trump is appealing to the worst instincts in us. He is appealing to racial instincts. And, you know, let’s recognize that, well, in polite society, you can’t say, “I don’t want to sit next to a black person or a brown person or an Asian person on the airplane or in a restaurant or at work.” You can’t say that. And so, there’s an undercurrent of people who hate that. They want to live in a white society. They want to imagine this is a Christian country, even though the Constitution expressly in Article VI makes clear it’s not a religious country in any way. And Donald has provided a way for those people who harbor these bad thoughts, I would argue, they harbor these inhumane thoughts, to channel them through him.

    And they are so enamored of this, they ignore the fact that he is proposing to create a massive police state, to round up people, to have a—we were required to have adjudicatory hearings, although Donald likes to think he would be dictator—and spend enormous amounts of money on removing people from the country, including children born here who are citizens, and erecting a wall, which will do absolutely nothing to stop people coming here in an effort to find a better life. So, people who harbor these awful feelings and suffer from the social disease of white skin privilege just aren’t really thinking through what Donald is proposing, which is a massive new government program that’s totally contrary to the Republican promise of less government.” –David Cay Johnston

    • BackRowHeckler May 23, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

      Where does David Clay Johnson live? On the Vineyard? in a gated community outside DC? In a Manhattan highrise with armed security at the front door?

      brh

      • wpa_ccc May 24, 2016 at 12:32 am #

        He lives in Brighton, New York, a suburb of Rochester (per capita income for the town is $40,500).

  60. BackRowHeckler May 23, 2016 at 11:32 pm #

    Hey we got a Trifecta going here, and I don’t mean at the Preakness neither!

    Auto loan debt: $1 Trillion

    Credit Card debt: $1 Trillion

    Student loan debt: $ Trillion

    a cool 3 trillion, or 3000 billion if you prefer. I don’t know how the banking crises Jim mentions is going to come about, but it might have something to do with this massive accrued debt. Of course I read the WSJ every day and everything is rock solid, according to them. Nothing to worry about, absolutely nothing.

    brh

    • wpa_ccc May 23, 2016 at 11:45 pm #

      The average household that has credit card debt owes $16,000. That number is $27,000 for auto loans, $48,000 for student loans, and $169,000 for mortgages.

      http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_united_states_of_debt/2016/05/the_rise_of_household_debt_in_the_u_s_in_five_charts.html?wpsrc=sp_all_hp_tap

      33 Proven ideas to make your budget work and get your Debt under control:

      Re-shop auto, home and life insurance to see if you can bring down your payments.

      Downgrade your cable package, or get rid of it entirely.

      Disconnect your home phone if you have adequate cell service at your home. Or downgrade to a cheaper package.

      Buy and sell clothes at your local consignment or shop at Goodwill.

      Have a massive garage sale. (If you’d rather be out of debt than have an item, choose to sell it to help you get you there.)

      Advertise higher quality items on Craigslist, Facebook, or your local newspaper to get better prices.

      Focus on buying mostly sale items at grocery store or generic brands to reduce your cost.

      Use a grocery store awards program to earn money off gas.

      Cancel unnecessary expenses like magazine subscriptions, newspapers, manicures, pedicures etc. Anything that could be considered a “want” instead of a “need” should go until you are out of debt or greatly decrease your debt.

      Go to the matinee movies instead of paying full price (and skip the concessions).

      Or better yet, use the Red Box for at-home movie entertainment.

      Get temporary work or seasonal part time work to boost your income.

      Read books from the library or take a few trips to Barnes & Noble to complete a book.

      Buy your most expensive groceries in bulk at Coscto: meats, breads, cheese, produce, paper products. Establish a monthly grocery budget for the additional needs at regular grocery stores.

      When eating out, skip the soft drinks and stick with water. Skip the extras too (dessert, etc.).

      When eating out, share a large entrée or have small appetizers instead of the costly meal.

      Plan your errands more efficiently to conserve gas.

      Find friends that you can trade services with…haircutting, handyman, photography, babysitting, pet-sitting.

      Give home-made gifts, baked goods, or service IOU’s rather than expensive presents.

      Boxed cereals are expensive; switch to oatmeal, eggs or fruit for more nutritional and financial bang.

      Call the utility companies and get on a budget plan to give you more consistency with expenses each month.

      Set a spending limit with family at Christmas and/or draw names.

      Use exercise videos, walking or hiking instead of paying for the gym.

      If your haircut is too expensive, find a less expensive stylist or see if your hairdresser will cut you a break on price temporarily—ours did.

      Say “no” to hosting and/or attending in-home parties where you feel pressure to purchase.

      Does your family live nearby? Once a week dinners with mom or dad saved us a meal out of our shopping budget. Additionally, it usually led to leftovers and our parents looked forward to our visit each week.

      Make your coffee at home instead of buying it each day.

      Pack your lunch—not once a week, but regularly.

      Make extra dinner servings on purpose to have leftovers for lunch.

      Our dentist advised us we could skip the fluoride treatments if we were using a daily dental rinse—which we did… and bought on sale.

      Program your thermostat for savings on heating/cooling when you’re not at home.

      Tempted by certain retail stores? While digging out of debt, avoid window shopping these places where you’ve failed to control your impulses before.

      Give**. (Giving reminds us that we can live for a purpose greater than this world and all the temporary treasures it offers. It helps keep everything else in perspective.)

      http://www.becomingminimalist.com/33-proven-ways-to-reduce-personal-debt/

    • malthuss May 24, 2016 at 12:43 am #

      Auto loans are the new refi.

      College keeps someone out of the work force [in theory].

      Credit cards, well what can I say.

    • SteveO May 24, 2016 at 9:27 am #

      Peanuts! The unregulated financial derivatives market was estimated at over 1200 trillion dollars back in 2012. Wait until that puppy blows up. That’s more that 12 times the gross world product.

      • Elrond Hubbard May 24, 2016 at 10:30 am #

        I would think that represents the notional aggregate value of all outstanding obligations, not an actual net value that supposedly has to be made good. Part of the problem with derivatives as I understand it is that no one knows which counterparties would end up owing what to which other counterparties in the event of system failure, because there is no central exchange. The scams go on, but there has been some effort to require central clearing since 2008, hasn’t there?

  61. tucsonspur May 24, 2016 at 2:25 am #

    The Navajo vastly outnumber the Hopi. Navajo sheep may outnumber the Hopi. Government intervention, relocation, resettlement. The usual.

    But beware, the dark wind is blowing, corpse powder is in the air, the skinwalkers are coming, and we have all been thieves of time. The future, as we think it, is gone.

    On dvd:

    “The Dark Wind”
    “Skinwalkers”
    “A Thief of Time”
    “Coyote Waits”

    Non-Hillerman:

    “Thunderheart”

    • Cold N. Holefield May 24, 2016 at 6:53 am #

      This is very much in line with my own thinking. All of this debt, nay our entire economic system, is predicated upon stealing the future. It’s been stealing long enough now to where there is no future — only the illusion of such.

      Mass Production & Consumption is the stake in the heart of Humanity. It’s just taken us a century and a half to bleed out. It’s The Home Stretch of Man’s inglorious existence. I don’t believe The Technological Ark will be built in time to save Homo Sapiens or the biosphere as Humans knew it.

  62. Cold N. Holefield May 24, 2016 at 6:46 am #

    There’s only two ways this turns out as far as Trump is concerned.

    1.) He does a complete 180 and falls in line with The Establishment he claims to oppose. He’s somewhat doing this right now with the Republican Political Establishment, so if the trend continues, he’ll acquiesce to the entire Elitist Establishment by November.

    2.) He feigns doing a 180 and instead holds the line on his opposition to The Establishment and his poll numbers increasingly reflect he will trounce Hillary come November. This The Establishment will not, nay cannot, let happen. He will be assassinated at that point since nothing else worked. So, if an assassination is utilized, the timing would be late Summer or early Fall.

    I know, I know, many of you say that sort of thing doesn’t happen in America any longer. Why not? Has the SS gotten that much better at protecting The President and other VIP’s, or have assassinations lost favor with The Elite as a way to neutralize threats to their vested interests when all else fails? If the latter, The Elite suffer from nostalgia too, and if you wait long enough, prior antiquated fashion trends do come back in style. Remember The Corset? They’re back in style — and in some quarters, they never went out of style. They are sexy, you have to admit, and for more than a few sadists amongst the Elite, assassination has always been sexy. It’s porn for some of them, and for the rest, a necessary inconvenience when all else fails.

    In some quarters, Corsets have never gone out of style.

    • Sticks-of-TNT May 24, 2016 at 2:49 pm #

      Actually, I hadn’t been thinking about them, but I am now!

      -Sticks

  63. fairguy May 24, 2016 at 7:48 am #

    Aside from the political discussions, I’d like to relate to the last phrase of this blog, “the lost boundaries of social behavior”.

    As a frequent business traveler, I observe the way many Americans present and conduct themselves in public. A sizable segment of the public seems to have lost all concept of what respectable appearance and behavior might mean. I see people dressed in pajamas or like clowns, dropping F bombs loudly in cellphone conversations in proximity to other travelers. I see business travelers purchasing smelly fish sandwiches, consuming them in flight and handing flight attendants their huge bag of trash. Obese men and women board flights with huge carry ons, including hanging bags that hit and almost knock the head off of any aisle seat passenger.

    To blame in my mind, is an education system that promotes the “anything goes and nothing matters” mentality so pervasive in our society. If a teacher can’t scold (let alone expel or punish) a wayward kid, and parent/s are themselves unqualified for the role, that will be the result.

    What you are seeing in local and national politics is just a manifestation of this illness.

  64. AHtheHumanity May 24, 2016 at 7:56 am #

    “America may actually have to start grappling with the problems induced by a failed banking system, population overshoot, climate instability, and the lost boundaries of social behavior.”

    1. Bank of America got out of a $1.3BILLION fine because the court threw out the 2013 conviction for LACK OF EVIDENCE that tied the Bank to the Countrywide Hustle. BoA bought Countrywide in 2008 as the mortgage bubble burst.
    However the Bank along with Merryll Lynch and others are going forward with an antitrust lawsuit against them for rigging the London Interbank Offered Rate, often called “the most important number in the world,” because it acts as a benchmark for many other interest rates including credit cards and car loans.

    2,3. Phalodi in Rajasthan state in the northwestern part of the country… bests a record most recently set in 1956 of 123.1 degrees in the city of Alwar, also in Rajasthan. That temperature was also recorded May 25, 1886 in Pachpadra in the same state.

    The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth is 134 degrees in Death Valley, Calif., on July 10, 1913….The desert is not a populated area BUT India is most def the most pop. area on Earth.

    4. Anybody can talk to anyone at any time and anywhere via the internet without regard to social, political, sexual or anile orientations.

  65. FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2016 at 9:09 am #

    The largest Trade Unions of the United States announced their entry into the political fray on the eve of the presidential election. Before labor unions is a triple task: to dramatically lower the popular support of Donald Trump, to provide maximum support to the Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, to promote their people to Congress.

    At the first stage the unions intend to create a SuperPAC worth $50 million. Most of this money will be spent on discrediting Donald Trump. The contributions have already been made by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, and Union of Service Employees International.

    The latter organization has the right to collect money abroad and spend it on the territory of the United States. Against Trump will advocate unions operating in Belgium, France, Greece, Germany and other EU countries.

    According to the most conservative estimates, in the coming months, trade unions can spend on the election campaign $800 million – more than ever before in American history. This inconceivable amount exceeds the financial campaign funds of Trump, Hillary and Sanders combined.

    “Some media say that labor unions are on the verge of extinction, – said Brad Filles, activist of anti-union movement in California. In reality, during the reign of Barack Obama, they have become even more powerful. They want total control and recognition on the Constitutional level. Neither party, movement, no-profit organization does not have such powers as trade unions.”

  66. fodase May 24, 2016 at 9:36 am #

    “obama is building a higher, stronger wall around the white house, i wonder why” — fodase
    Trump’s hotels are gun-free zones… I wonder why?

    so you’re saying gun-free zones work, just like walls work?

  67. FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2016 at 10:35 am #

    Trump will never have the power he imagines. NEVER == BT

    I’m afraid you people underestimate the seriousness of the situation. US stopped the emission in 2014. During that couple of year, US managed to loot 1 – 1.5 trillion from China, 200 billion from Russia, who knows how much from Europe and Japan.

    OK, it’ll last a couple of years, may be not even that. And then what?

    Trump and Hillary are offering solutions, of course very different, both very risky and without any guarantees, but solutions.

    When the bets will be placed in November, either Hillary or Trump will have ALL powers they need, against any Wall Street oligarchs they choose to – it’s just instinct of survival of the species.

    • Cold N. Holefield May 24, 2016 at 10:45 am #

      Ummmm — no. This isn’t Russia. It is a Tyranny like Russia, but not an Autocratic Tyranny where the power is vested in one person. It’s by Committee. Yes, the office of POTUS, The Executive if you will, is a powerful Rubber Stamp for that Committee, but not The President himself or herself. They’re just The Face of it — The Pitch Person — The Front. Surely you know this.

      • FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2016 at 11:03 am #

        We are entering non-charted waters. All bets are off.

        But to me, its just makes sense – the next Presidency will be the most Imperial presidency since FDR.

  68. capt spaulding May 24, 2016 at 10:50 am #

    I get a real kick out of the Koch brothers. Back when the Tea Party formed, they bankrolled it, figuring that they could control it & use it to further their own ends. Given the level of anarchy exhibited in the republican party lately, they’re lucky if they can hold on to the tail of the bull as it rampages along. Right now, it’s tough to be an oligarch, because the sheep won’t allow themselves to be led as they usually are. This revolt (in both parties), is unprecedented in my experience, and I believe it’s a sign of just how bad things have gotten. I don’t think it’s over, either.

  69. Newton Finn May 24, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    One of JHK’s most lyrical and imaginative posts, a delight to read and ponder. Bring on that last volume of the “World Made By Hand” trilogy!

    I share the hunch that Hillary will not be parked pant-suited in the Oval Office. But, absent an explosion from the email or Wall Street speech minefields, my vision is of the “The Leviathan” rising to rip apart Hillary’s ship…and then perhaps the country. Not sure whether this will take the form of various secessions, but that might be the best or at least the most interesting way it could happen.

    The silver lining in this Greek mythological tale is that Trump, like Midas, loves his money too much, much too much, to start WWIII, which would rip apart not only the country but the planet.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

      You know the myth of the metals? Plato: Yes we are all brothers, but not all equal. Some men are as iron, some bronze, some silver, and some gold. All we are saying, is give Trump a chance. Sure he has run some people over, including little people perhaps. But as a student of biography, I can tell you that men who give much to the world often take much as well. He himself has said, I was greedy for the good things America had to offer. Now I’m greedy for the American people to give them the same chance.

      Like it or not, that is how people grow – from where they are and as they are. Is it not possible that underneath all that bluster and bronze, there may not be a bit of gold?

    • Sticks-of-TNT May 24, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

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  70. FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    Cat Watching Horror Movie

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kgRFHaNo-Y

    …and clearly sees demons, which are abundantly generated by such movies.

  71. Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm #

    Ozone is right when he says Transgenderism is a distraction. But he limits it to the issues of the day. As important as many of them are, Transgenderism is far deeper. Transgenderism (a branch of Transhumanism) seeks to distract us from our very humanity which by its very nature is binary. Sin means “to miss the mark”. And these people and their enablers and backers seek to push us off our mark completely.

  72. Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

    Bill Cosby is going on trial. He’s going down, just like OJ – one way or another. The glorification of Blacks enabled these monsters to prey on women for decades. That ends. We’re taking it back – all of it.

    And how about the Don – MAGA! Hillary Clinton actually challenged him on the women issue. What an incalculable mistake. They can’t find any dirt. He is an exquisite gentleman. Failing that, they sought to distort the testimony of women whom he has had dealings with. Their clumsy lies brought condemnation and outrage from the women themselves. As the good book says, judge not less ye be judged. Now the Clinton’s record is held up for scrutiny and comparison. Their abuse of women was never fully explored by the mainstream media. And in any case, it’s new for younger voters. Does this not explain, at least in part, the mass exodus of the millennials from the Hillary camp into Trump’s, O my Brothers?

    • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

      Rush: Hilary said, Every woman who claims rape deserves to be believed. Yet she sought to crush the victims of her husband if they spoke out.

      • Sticks-of-TNT May 24, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

        Janos is right on this.

        Got it right here on my Kindle–“The Clinton’s War on Women” by Roger Stone.

        Right next to “Clinton Cash” by Peter Schweizer.

        We must not let them get near the White House again!

        -Sticks

  73. Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

    We’re all seeking Willoughby, where a man can take full measure. But we’ve lost our way, lost in a maze. Only Trump, the monster of the maze, can take us back to What Was. Of course it wont be exactly the same as nothing ever is, but we aren’t the same either and It will Suffice.

    He will sift men like grain. Only the worthy will be allowed to pass. The Others will have to find their own version of Willoughby – if they have one that is. The Muslim Willoughby is not ours and ours is not theirs. They cannot pass. They have to go and no more must be allowed in.

    • Sticks-of-TNT May 24, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

      Have you gotten in to papa’s medical marijuana again?

      • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

        What did the Culture Hero Cincinnatus teach? Little sticks are easily broken. But bound together, they are strong. Thus the bundled sticks are a symbol of Fascism. Think American iconography is lacking this symbol? Or the two headed eagle? Or the sheaves of wheat?

        Little stick, please. As a fellow little stick, I ask for you stop being arrogant and join the bundle. Otherwise you are just a faggot carried by a fag bound for the fire.

        • Sticks-of-TNT May 24, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

          And I thought those bundles on the back of my dimes were sticks of TNT in MY honor!

          -Sticks

          • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

            They are schticks in honor of the Eye in the Pyramid.

      • Florida Power May 25, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

        Twilight Zone.

    • Elrond Hubbard May 24, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

      A true canticle of Fuehrerprinzip.

  74. FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

    The problem of global warming is a phantom and an invention of former US Vice President Al Gore, who received for this theory the Nobel Prize, “- said director of the Murmansk Marine Biological Institute, Academician Gennady Matishov.

    The scientist-oceanographer made a report at the meeting of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences on ecosystems and the climate of the Arctic. “In the XXI century the climate problem has geopolitical and commercial angle”, – he said.

    The actual data shows that the climate is cyclical. At the beginning of the XXI century it has been warming in the Arctic, but now it’s getting colder.

    Why scientists are unable to prove that the theory of global warming is a myth?

    To prove this, we need hundreds of billions of dollars that would have been allocated to research. They were allocated to global warming. Vice President Gore in charge of this program received the Nobel Prize. According to his theory, the ice has long been needed to melt in the Arctic, and instead it is growing. But a Nobel Prize was awarded! That’s all!

    Even in Israel this year, they do not swim: too cold. Why? It must all be linked – from the Arctic to the Antarctic.

    So, it makes no sense to talk about global warming or global cooling, it’s all cyclical!

    http://regnum.ru/uploads/pictures/news/2016/05/24/regnum_picture_14641007831328706_big.jpg

    • basil May 24, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

      of course climate change is cyclical. the problem now is that, due to the massive increase in co2 in the atmosphere, caused by excessive human use of fossil fuels, this global warming cycle is occurring much faster than any time before. natural systems cannot adjust quickly enough, and the results will most likely be catastrophic. the science is clear.

      • FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

        The Al Gore science.

        • Elrond Hubbard May 24, 2016 at 6:45 pm #

          You should save your breath, Finca. There’s no Nobel Prize for Denialism, Ad-Hominem Division.

          • Frankiti May 24, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

            I listened to a climate scientist on the radio the other day. No agenda, no passion… he simply laid out the facts.

            -Climate changes
            -Climate is changing
            -Humans are contributing
            -There’s really no stopping it
            -Although, we should always seek to limit pollutants and increase air quality.

            What a genius, the speaker of plain truths.

      • Walter B May 26, 2016 at 12:11 am #

        When someone like you puts this out there in the way that you do, I have to say that I respect your opinion and your right to express it. However, in this particular instance, my opinion is that the degradation of the Earth’s Magnetosphere from the intensified activity from the Sun has altered this factor far greater than mankind’s ability to add or detract.

        No doubt that the use of fossil fuels and the incessant “need” for more and more electricity is a serious detriment to all, I am simply a believe in the saying that “as the Sun goes, so goes the Solar System.”

        Thank you for always arguing your points with respect toward other opinions. It is a mark of character and it is appreciated.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

      The actual data show that the climate is cyclical. At the beginning of the XXI century it has been warming in the Arctic, but now colder.

      To describe this, the region is characterized by inter-century climate periodicity (11, 17, 30 and 60 years). Every 30 years, the Kola Bay is freezing. In 2012, the ice cover of the Barents Sea was the absolute minimum on record – 400 thousand square meters against the usual 860,000. However, the cold spring and summer of 2013 led to the growth of the ice cover in the Arctic: an area one and a half times higher than the level of 2012.

      Nothing indicates the abnormal periodicity.

      • messianicdruid May 27, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

        I heard it is happening on all the planets in this solar system. Nuff said.

  75. FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    Rush: Hilary said, Every woman who claims rape deserves to be believed. Yet she sought to crush the victims of her husband if they spoke out. == Janos

    Bill Clinton was frequent flier on pedophile’s private jet ‘Lolita Express’

    https://www.rt.com/usa/343048-clinton-epstein-lolita-express/

    The aging satire is still aiming at fucking his 25,000th underage virgin.

    • Sticks-of-TNT May 24, 2016 at 5:48 pm #

      “The aging [satire] is still…”

      I think the word you’re looking for Finca to describe Bill Clinton is ‘satyr’.

      It’s a lustful, drunken woodland creature with a man’s body, and a goat’s ears, tail, legs and horns.

      I think that pretty much nails it.

      -Sticks

      • FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2016 at 5:52 pm #

        Thank you, Sticks – satyr indeed. Pardon my Russian.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 7:01 pm #

        Satire is dead. The Left killed it. Nothing is too ridiculous to be true now.

        • elysianfield May 24, 2016 at 8:14 pm #

          “Satire is dead.”

          Yes, the French philosopher died years ago…1980… it was in all the papers. Before 1980 he was Being, and after…Nothingness.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 8:33 pm #

            He became nothing in life so naturally he will be nothing after death. Despite his brilliance, he was the last to realize the evil of Soviet Russia. So he then transferred his “affection” to Communist China. Utterly mechanical and subhuman.

            He once had a mystical experience. He was enraged at the influx of grace. He screamed and struck at his own face – during the experience. Absolutely unique in a very bad way. Yet an impressive being, like Satan himself. He fought in the French Resistance and no doubt participated in the Leftist terror in the years after the war in which many scores were settled.

          • Frankiti May 25, 2016 at 11:46 am #

            He did not fight in the resistance! More disinformation and lies from Goebbels. l’enfer c’est les CFN imbeciles.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2016 at 9:24 pm #

            Just checked Wikipedia and you may be right. I may have been confusing him with Becket. But he also seemed to have fostered some myths about himself being part of the French Resistance, so I may have heard some of these at some point.

            http://www.lawrencehelm.com/2012/04/on-sartre-and-french-resistance.html

  76. sprezzatura May 24, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

    “a necrotic stink wafts”

    Fabulous! I love it!

  77. FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

    “You should save your breath, Finca. There’s no Nobel Prize for Denialism, Ad-Hominem Division.” == Elrond Hubbard

    Denialism – such a fine specimen of PC-speak.

    Homophobe – a person who naturally feel awkward at open expression of sodomite behavior.

    Hemorrhoid-phobe – a person who generally doesn’t like pain in the ass.

  78. FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2016 at 7:34 pm #

    Moscow Furious After US Spy Plane Endangers Civilian Planes on Russia’s Border

    Flew into civilian airzone with transponders turned off and could not be tracked by civilian traffic control.

    http://russia-insider.com/en/moscow-furious-after-us-spy-plane-endangered-civilian-planes-russias-border/ri14519

    Well, well… That’s something of a novelty… Prefer to mess with civilian planes rather than picking on something of their own size, like SU-35?

    http://www.janes.com/images/assets/532/54532/1330877_-_main.jpg

    • Frankiti May 24, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

      It’s Tuesday folks, time for cut and paste from RT news!

  79. Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 8:12 pm #

    Racist White Canadians are failing Black Canadians. And let’s face it, all Whites are racist. And if all Whites are racist, and Elrond is White, is not Elrond not a racist? Oh, Elrond!

    “It’s disheartening, but not surprising given the heightened level of over policing that happens with respect to Black and racialized societies,” says Anthony Morgan, a Toronto-based lawyer and African-Canadian rights advocate. One culprit Morgan points to is the controversial Toronto Police custom of carding individuals—stopping and questioning them without cause, and recording the incident–which disproportionately targets Black people. In fact, while eight per cent of Torontonians are Black, they’re targeted in 27 per cent of all carding incidents, according to 2013 records.

    To help stymie the problem, Morgan suggests redistributing some of what he calls the “exorbitant amounts of resources we put into policing [Black and racialized] communities.” The Toronto Police budget for 2016 is $1 billion, but Morgan says some of that money could be better spent on services that foster stronger communities, like investing in more accessible transit, affordable childcare and housing, and education and job training opportunities for young people. All of these initiatives would benefit low-income communities, which are disproportionately Black or racialized. “If you look at it in the full scope of those things, it’s not surprising we have so many African-Canadians in jail,” says Morgan. “It’s an inevitable outcome when you have social neglect as systematic as it relates to the Black community.”

    • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

      El Ron asked why Toronto is so livable although diverse? Obviously because the Police pay great attention to the Blacks. Also the Blacks are fairly new, and perhaps better than the average. A kind of founder effect which will wear off as the population regresses to the mean.

      Beyond that, I’d have to know more about who the rest of the immigrant are. Canada does have a tradition of being more choosy than America. And of course I never said East Asians or STEM worker Hindus were big on street crime. A mass influx of these people will just lead to a disconnected consumer society in the short run. Being a disconnected individualist who never liked the average person, Elrond doesn’t even notice anything is wrong. Also he probably lives in either a non-diverse neighborhood or an Asian/White one.

      • Frankiti May 24, 2016 at 9:52 pm #

        Have you been anywhere dipsh*t?

        Seriously? You are the most ignorant computer addicted basement dweller ever.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2016 at 9:20 pm #

          Why are you so mad at me? Because you realized I’m right about nations being organic? And as such, they are a natural evolution from tribes or related tribes as these are from clans. Your illusion is common since it is massively supported by Academia and the Media.

          Darling and I were talking about Berbers a few months ago. He didn’t give it a second though that some of them were red haired and others as Black as coal. I gently informed him that that meant they were no longer a people and at best now a cultural and/or group, probably on their way towards extinction. What’s to stop it unless they have a culture apart from Islam? If the Moroccans consider themselves Berbers, perhaps they do. Don’t know.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

      The article from the Torontoist.

      http://www.amren.com/news/2016/05/canada-has-a-black-incarceration-problem/

    • elysianfield May 24, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

      “It’s an inevitable outcome when you have social neglect as systematic as it relates to the Black community.””

      Inevitable? Do all persons who experience social neglect become criminal? Have all criminals experienced social neglect in their histories? What exactly is social neglect? Is pro-active law enforcement in the ghetto indicative of social neglect? Is subsidized housing, food, education and medical care indicative of social neglect?

      If the subsidies and services listed are indicative of social neglect, I would, myself, like to experience a bit more of it.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2016 at 8:43 pm #

        You don’t understand because you are White and therefore a Racist. Your White Privilege has distorted your mind. Aren’t you really guilty of lynching Blacks in little ways? Looking at them or smiling perhaps? Or not smiling when you should? If you have lived in the Old South, would your behavior have been any different than the typical KKK man? How do you know? Can you prove it, Whitey? Don’t you have more money than the average Black? Why is that? Think you’re better?

        • elysianfield May 24, 2016 at 9:35 pm #

          “Think you’re better?”

          Cogito ergo sum….

          • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2016 at 1:09 am #

            You were a cop in Oakland? You’ve seen it all and know it all. No wonder you have renounced the world. You are too tired to even tell your war stories. Your only desire now is for Perfect Peace Profound.

            People who have taught in Black High Schools flee to places like Idaho, desperately grateful never to have to see them on a daily basis.

          • elysianfield May 25, 2016 at 10:07 pm #

            Janos,
            Idaho was out of he question…I could not abide living nearer Canada, with their hordes of socially neglected citizenry.

        • elysianfield May 24, 2016 at 9:59 pm #

          “Aren’t you really guilty of lynching Blacks in little ways? Looking at them or smiling perhaps? ”

          Janos,
          Yes, guilty as charged. If I might relate a recollection from my years in Oakland. I was in a marked patrol car, in uniform, on East 18th Street. I was at a stop light when a car pulled next to mine. The driver was a well dressed elderly black woman, and the passenger was a black kid, about 12 years old. Both our windows were open. The kid was scowling at me, obvious hatred…I smiled at him and said “Howdy!”…no response, just a scowl. I leaned forward, smiled, and addressed the elderly woman, “can he speak?”…to which the kid spat “I DON’T HOWDY!”. The light changed and we went our separate ways This was in 1969.

          Keep this story between you and me…there may not be a statue of limitations to my apparent hate crime, and I have gone to ground in the dark, dank forests of Oregon, lurking in the shadows, in constant fear of my comeuppance.

          • Q. Shtik May 24, 2016 at 11:49 pm #

            …there may not be a statue of limitations…

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

            To the contrary, there is.

            In Oakland a statue is limited to 8′ tall.

          • elysianfield May 25, 2016 at 9:54 pm #

            Q,
            Statute, of course. Again, I am diminished.

        • malthuss May 25, 2016 at 11:28 am #

          Those in Idaho never see ‘Ferals’?etc

          WAKE UP. YOU KNOW FULL WELL ‘THE PLAN’—rapeugees, A2030, etc.

  80. Q. Shtik May 24, 2016 at 11:19 pm #

    “nay” – Cold N at 6:46 am on May 24

    “nay” – Cold N at 6:53 am on May 24

    “nay” – Janos at 1:20 pm on May 24

    “nay” – Janos at 1:55 pm on May 24

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

    Can someone/anyone explain this sudden infatuation with the word nay?

  81. Q. Shtik May 24, 2016 at 11:30 pm #

    “is it not possible…” – Janos at 1:44 pm on May 24

    …but it is enough, “is it not?” – Janos at 9:17 pm on May 24

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

    Janos, what’s up with this biblical phraseology? Why not:

    “isn’t it possible…”

    …but it is enough, “isn’t it?”

    • Q. Shtik May 24, 2016 at 11:31 pm #

      It’s a bit pretentious, is it not?

      • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2016 at 1:03 am #

        We must bring back the heroic mode. Irony is killing us. Soon you wont be able to capitalize your own name. I’ve seen it before….

        Contractions lead to psychic contraction if overused. We must expand, sweeping all before in the fury of our wrath and the glory of out cause.

  82. malthuss May 25, 2016 at 12:50 am #

    At Youtube, Chris Martenson interviews someone who fled Venezuela, about our major theme, ‘Collapse’.

    • Despatch from HQ INGSOC May 25, 2016 at 8:00 am #

      Comrade, do not believe any Capitalist lies coming from Venezuela. Life is good there; any failures or shortages are the result of ‘wreckers’ exported by the Republican Party in the United States.

      Robert Kennedy, Jr. is flying in, bringing Revolutionary toilet paper. We have many influential Comrade friends in the United States.

      Z

      • malthuss May 25, 2016 at 11:26 am #

        As I web searched ‘dispatch’ the first thing I was offered was ‘dispatch obituaries’.

  83. wpa_ccc May 25, 2016 at 4:41 am #

    Four Charts Show the World Is Getting Better

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2015-12-28/four-charts-show-how-the-world-is-getting-better

    “The first of these charts, showing the drop in the cost of batteries, is from a study in Nature Climate Change by Bjorn Nykvist and Mans Nilsson. The second, showing the fall in the cost of installing solar panels for electricity generation, is from a report by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories.

    These are the two pieces to the global energy revolution. Solar power, after decades of being much too expensive to replace conventional electricity sources, has fallen exponentially in cost. That will allow countries to build solar farms instead of new coal- and gas-burning power plants. At first, the change will come in sunny locales, and in poor countries where energy is expensive. Eventually, though, almost every country will start building solar on a mass scale. The shift is already happening.

    Batteries are the other piece of the renewables puzzle. They solve two huge problems — transportation, and electricity generation intermittency. You can’t really power cars with solar panels, so to replace oil as a fuel for ships and cars, solar will need some energy-dense storage medium like batteries. Also, solar panels can’t generate electricity at night, so batteries help solve this problem.

    Importantly, both of these technologies are experiencing relatively steady cost reductions. That implies that progress is due not to huge new breakthrough technologies, but to learning curves. The more solar and batteries we build, the better we get at building them. That means that we don’t have to hope and pray for big breakthroughs — we just have to wait for the costs to fall enough.

    Cheap renewable energy is a true revolution. It is as important as the tech revolution or the Green Revolution in agriculture. It will allow us to escape the yoke of scarce fossil fuels, and help us limit and contain the damage of climate change. Instead of having to choose between limiting our economies and protecting our environment, we are innovating our way out of our problems once again. The importance of this human triumph is difficult to understate.

    So our world today is getting better and better in several critical ways. Conflict, poverty and global inequality are falling, while technology is helping us defeat our biggest environmental threats. The only major blight on the global picture is income stagnation of the rich-country middle classes.”

    Four Charts Show the World Is Getting Better

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2015-12-28/four-charts-show-how-the-world-is-getting-better

  84. FincaInTheMountains May 25, 2016 at 6:25 am #

    Barack Obama’s speeches at the presentation of diplomas in native Harvard and Rutgers University in New Jersey did not offer bright wit, but were much more focused on the target audience.

    At Harvard, he clearly turned to black America, and everybody froze, when he called the young black Harvard to vote, and suddenly said: “You do not have to risk your lives in order to vote – somebody did it for you”. With a clear allusion to the recent election in New York, where in 2008, Barack Obama during the election campaign against Hillary Clinton did not get a single vote in Harlem. In Harlem!!

    After a moment of silence, Obama continued, and it turned out that the “others who did it for them” refers to the fact that they risked life many years ago so today’s students could vote without risk, regardless of skin color. All sighed with relief, and it ended quite politically correct, but the residue remained, and the target audience of Obama at Harvard realized the danger of ignoring the election and letting Hillary Clinton, time after time win states where the black population is considerable.

    And at the University of Rutgers in New Jersey, where in two weeks will be held the last primaries in the US, Obama, in fact, recommend to vote for Bernie Sanders, repeating the most important points of his program and again recalling Hillary Clinton connections to corrupt US financial institutions, without naming names, but quite recognizable.

    The latter, of course, was immediately interpreted as an attack on Trump, who also has connections with finances, but it is such an obvious stretch that only Clintonites brainwashed to complete unconsciousness could believe in.

    Speech at Rutgers cast a special light on all the previous Obama interviews.

    For example, it became clear that he really sabotaged his official mission to London over Brexit as EU supports Hillary Clinton in the election in the United States. But the main thing – it became clear that Obama is giving an interview in a certain sequence, in accordance with a definite plan, the maximum objective of which is – to ensure victory Bernie Sanders, and the minimum – to cheer him up that he wouldn’t withdraw his candidacy.

    And all this comes at a time when Donald Trump managed unexpectedly swiftly rally up the Republican Party while the Democratic Party is broken more and more by uncompromising struggle between Clinton and Sanders.

    And all leading US political analysts have recognized that only US President Barack Obama with his growing authority can unite the Democratic Party for the fight against the Republicans.

    But they mistakenly believe that he is trying to unite the party around Hillary Clinton.

    The nuance of the situation is in the fact that Obama strongly supports Bernie Sanders, up to the initiation of criminal cases against the Democratic governors of those states where Hillary won the most incredible victories.

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

  85. Cold N. Holefield May 25, 2016 at 7:39 am #

    Finca said: Bill Clinton was frequent flier on pedophile’s private jet ‘Lolita Express.’

    No need to link to RT News when you can link to a more in depth analysis at my Made in America blog. I know many conservatives these days don’t really give a hoot about Made in America — especially when it comes to criticism of the America they allegedly love so dearly. They prefer to turn to America’s “former” enemies for validation of their ignorance. The Irony is so thick these days it now needs its own atmospherical description.

    Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Roberts?

  86. Despatch from HQ INGSOC May 25, 2016 at 7:40 am #

    Comrade X, B Sanders, Ministry of Fairness (MinFair)
    HQ INGSOC
    Central City
    Airstrip 2

    Communique 154

    Comrades!

    The revolt by the Wall Street Kulaks in the Hamptons must be suppressed without mercy … You need to hang (hang without fail, so that the public sees) at least 100 notorious Wall Street Kulaks beginning with Comrade Goldman and Comrade Sachs, along with the other rich and the bloodsuckers … Execute the hostages in Brooklyn in accordance with yesterday’s telegram. This needs to be accomplished in such a way that thousands of people for miles around will see, tremble, know and scream out: let’s choke and strangle those bloodsucking Wall Street Kulaks. Text us acknowledging receipt and execution of this order. Comrade! the time has come to impose revolutionary justice on our class enemies! Time for the gloves to come off! PS use your toughest proletarian cadre for this task.

    BSanders Minfair Airstrip 2

  87. FincaInTheMountains May 25, 2016 at 9:37 am #

    Over 450 Writers, Including Stephen King And Michael Chabon, Sign Petition Against Trump

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/writers-sign-petition-against-trump_us_574480e8e4b0613b512b562d

    Dear American intelligentsia!

    Sorry to tell you, but you are pissing against the wind.

    You are so concerned about Mr. Trump offending your exquisite sense of taste, that you’re completely ignoring the fact that the other candidate will destroy your country and half-world while she is at it.

    https://youtu.be/n4CzIESA9Ck?t=165

    • FincaInTheMountains May 25, 2016 at 11:23 am #

      Stephen King is undoubtedly a very talented individual who spent his talent on creating so many demons in US and around the world, that it seems you can’ take a shit these days without pushing couple of them off the toilet seat.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2016 at 12:36 am #

        Yes, lower middle and lower class Whites have made him a very wealthy man. Yet he has zero loyalty to his readership and trashed them as racists for not supporting the Amnesty.

        We have been betrayed by ALL. What did Mao say? The response of the people will be proportional to the level of oppression.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 25, 2016 at 11:30 am #

      Cat Watching Stephen King Movie

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kgRFHaNo-Y

      …and clearly sees demons, which are abundantly generated by such movies.

  88. Being There May 25, 2016 at 10:55 am #

    So, its seems that our good baddie buddie, Britain couldn’t prosecute someone who was aiding the same people the CIA and MI6 was aiding….

    from the Guardian:

    [The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting.
    The prosecution abandoned the case, apparently to avoid embarrassing the intelligence services. The defence argued that going ahead with the trial would have been an “affront to justice” when there was plenty of evidence the British state was itself providing “extensive support” to the armed Syrian opposition.
    Terrorism has come about in assimilationist France and also in multicultural Britain. Why is that?
    Kenan Malik

    Read more
    That didn’t only include the “non-lethal assistance” boasted of by the government (including body armour and military vehicles), but training, logistical support and the secret supply of “arms on a massive scale”. Reports were cited that MI6 had cooperated with the CIA on a “rat line” of arms transfers from Libyan stockpiles to the Syrian rebels in 2012 after the fall of the Gaddafi regime.]

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/03/us-isis-syria-iraq

    • malthuss May 25, 2016 at 11:31 am #

      Was Obama care created by Rahmbos brother?

  89. FincaInTheMountains May 25, 2016 at 11:20 am #

    “Terrorism has come about in assimilationist France and also in multicultural Britain. Why is that?” – BT

    The Brits created that particular brand of salafi extremism, the US inherited their connections in the 80s and created a strategic alliance with Islamists against Russia (USSR back then).

    Enjoying the unintended consequences so far?

  90. FincaInTheMountains May 25, 2016 at 7:43 pm #

    Bernie Sanders rally in Sacramento

    http://usuncut.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/saccity-768×432.jpg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXrU5knmyv0

    Now imagine how these people would feel if 3 weeks from now they learn that their precinct was won by Hillary Clinton, a symbol of the Iron Heel.

    So felt people in New York a week after the 4 huge rallies in support of Bernie Sanders – for example, only a rally in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, the official figure was almost twice as much of the rally in Sacramento, but there were still demonstrations at Union Square and Washington park in Manhattan – have learned that only in Brooklyn election commissions “lost” the list of 200 thousand registered voters and Hillary Clinton won the election.

    It’s like 2008 when Barack Obama did not get a single vote in Harlem!

    Not one! In Harlem !!! Barack Obama!!!

    Mazerfaka

  91. FincaInTheMountains May 25, 2016 at 7:54 pm #

    Russian Orthodox Church Calls for Shake-up of Global Financial System

    If humanity needs monetary unites, freely turning over the planet for economic accounting, issue of such unites should be under just international control, in which all states of the Earth will proportionally participate

    http://russia-insider.com/en/russian-orthodox-church-calls-shake-world-financial-system/ri14543

    And you thought nobody knew that dirty little secret of yours…

  92. Frankiti May 25, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

    Sanders loses Washington primary. Funny, it happens in a state where millennials, mostly in tech, EARN a living, and good ones. Sanders so desperately needs people that never had to work for, or earn, what they have. Instead, he counts mostly on those that had everything handed to them as youth in a world that makes you fight tooth and nail for everything as an adult.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 25, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

      Hillary Clinton won the state’s Democratic primary, symbolically reversing the outcome of the state’s Democratic caucus in March where Sanders prevailed as the victor.

      The primary result won’t count for much since delegates have already been awarded based on the caucus. (Sanders won 74 delegates, while Clinton won only 27.)

      http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/05/washington-primary-bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton/484313/

      What kind of a screw-up election system you have? How could Hillary win when she got less delegates? And you want to spread that all over the world?

      • Frankiti May 25, 2016 at 9:16 pm #

        The point is that Bernie will have to eat his words and award his delegates to Hillary for the will of the populace. Live by them, die by them; the rabble.

        • FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2016 at 6:19 am #

          The point is that crooked Hillary ain’t playing fair, why should Bernie?

  93. Buck Stud May 25, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

    Strangely (perhaps fortunately?), I have been unable to log into CFN lately–something about a lack of “Tinfoil” in my password.

    Anyway, Janos never bothered to answer the delightful and compelling poster Elrond upthread. Here’s is the question again:

    “Janos, I live in the most ethnically diverse big city in North America, with 51% of residents born outside the country. Basically, your worst nightmare.

    At precisely the same time, Toronto is also somehow the safest city in North America. Despite all the brown people about, I’m safer walking my own streets at night than pretty much anywhere this blog is read, including lily-white places.

    Serious question: How would you account for that?”

    • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2016 at 12:39 am #

      I responded in exhausting detail directly above. Buck, get it together. Get the wood out of your soul. Ditch your girlfriend and make a play for your true love, Susan Sarandon.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2016 at 12:56 am #

        I begin at May 24, 8:12 pm

        • malthuss May 26, 2016 at 1:10 am #

          At precisely the same time, Toronto is also somehow the safest city in North America.

          Where is the proof?
          And are most murders in Toronto or in Canada done by Black men?

          I found this in researching, just an opinion, no links to those ‘pesky crime stats’

          “Canadians are largely a PC programmed, idiotic, foolish bunch.

          I know, I live in Canada. It is beyond obscene.”

          Due to Canada’s immigration policies, they’re getting more Blacks.
          Toronto is now 10% Black.

          Lo and behold, Blacks commit most of the gun violence, murders and other violent crime in Toronto and elsewhere in Canada where they are “over represented” in the prison system.

          What else is new? They’re also a drain on the welfare system and are whining about racism in the schools, the police etc. . What else is new. They’re the same everywhere they go. Yawn.

          –well, Blacks working the freebees. Color me surprised.

          • BackRowHeckler May 26, 2016 at 7:07 am #

            serious crime is a little different in Canada, lots of spree killers moving place to place. And yes, African, Muslim and Haitian immigrants commit a lions share of the violent crime.

            Firearms practically illegal for civilians to acquire, so many murders committed with knives, clubs and bare hands (which should make lefties happy) Of course, this leave ordinary citizens unable to protect themselves and open to assault by those those criminals younger and stronger, but who gives a sh-t about that?

            Rest assured the Political, cultural and business elite are well protected by armed govt and private security details, or are issued ‘special permits’ to carry their own firearms.

            brh

          • BackRowHeckler May 26, 2016 at 7:17 am #

            one more thing.

            Why is it that in WEurope, and maybe in the future in Canada, gun control is stringent for native citizens, making firearms almost impossible for the private citizen to own, but Muzzy immigrants are able to come up with all this advances weaponry like C4 explosives and Kalashnikov rifles they use to slaughter hundreds of people?

            brh

          • Elrond Hubbard May 26, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

            @malthuss: Where is the proof?

            You don’t care about proof, or “those ‘pesky crime stats'”, but since I do care, my original post links to the following Wikipedia article:

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

            It cites “a 2015 ranking of 50 cities by The Economist” magazine. Here’s the PDF:

            http://safecities.cope.economist.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2015/06/Safe_cities_index_2015_EIU_report-1.pdf

            We live in a wonderland of information. Empirical, verifiable facts are freely available with infinitesimal effort. So are some yahoo’s fact-free opinions. Since I actually care about what’s true, I cite the former and leave those who prefer manufacturing ‘truths’ to suit themselves to wallow as they like.

            BTW, interesting nugget I just noticed in that PDF: the cities with the greatest gap in perception of public safety versus reality. The one city where people are most overly fearful for their safety is diverse, multi-ethnic and multi-racial Chicago, where people guessed they would rank 43rd out of 50 but which actually ranked 16th overall for public safety. Meanwhile the cities where people underestimated danger to themselves included Abu Dhabi, Seoul, Doha and Riyadh. Are these places supposed to be hotbeds of racial tension? Really? Seoul?

          • JimInFlorida May 26, 2016 at 1:10 pm #

            Canada is faltering under the heavy stone idol of Political Correctness that it is forced to carry upon its White back. The most sacred and onerous ornament on the idol is the misbegotten idea that Men Are Created Equal. What used to be a guarantee of equal treatment in court has been turned into a battering ram and siege engine against Whites.

            Why should Whites receive any protection from the darker races and ethnicities? For the same reason that a gardener carefully pulls weeds and kills bugs in his garden! Valuable flowers and crops require special protection BECAUSE they ARE more valuable. What is being done to Europe, Britain, and the U.S. is exactly the same as forcing a gardener, farmer, or rancher, to willfully neglect his valuable assets and let Nature move in with the irresistible power of Gresham’s Law.

            The idea that coyotes, rattlesnakes, beetles, army worms, fire ants, and other pests are EQUALLY valuable to vegetables, fruit, and livestock is precisely the same madness that afflicts White Canada.

            Thus, instead of keeping clean fields, the workload to maintain flowers, vegetables, fruit trees, and livestock under constant attack by undesirables will cause the entire enterprise to collapse. White society cannot prosper if it is forbidden to protect itself.

  94. Buck Stud May 25, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

    And all of these goofy ‘Trump Will Triumph’ predictions/declarations–LMAO!

    Just today Gravis Marketing–a very pro GOP friendly pollster–put out a poll with HRC defeating Trump in Florida by four. Trump ain’t going to win Florida because he has alienated the Latino vote. And if the GOP loses Florida, they lose the election.

    Trump ain’t winning jack and this is the reason why: He has awakened the Sleeping Brown Giant in the U.S.A. Put another way, Trump is going to be utterly and completely annihilated by the Latino/a vote. Which is probably why Trump was kissing Mexican ass down in New Mexico today.

    It’s too late with too much water under that bridge, however. Trump is reviled and he will be made to pay this November–big time.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2016 at 12:49 am #

      Ah Buck, worse again. Now is the time when men show their true colors. You are siding with foreign nationals “protesting” under their own flag. One Brown Bozo draped in the Mexican Flag had a sign saying Trump was “dividing America”. Now no one expect these people to have any sense of irony or the absurd. But we expect more from such as you.

      Many Latinos support Trump. Obviously they are afraid of mayhem from their co-ethnics. It’s a violent Brown culture like Islam. Luckily the secret ballot will make its power felt. And at least some of the illegals will be stopped from voting.

      • malthuss May 26, 2016 at 1:17 am #

        Despite your erudite and contrary nature, my dear boy you just DONT get it.

        Where you have Mexicans, you have [fill in]
        [hint to right answer is in next sentence]
        Where you have Africans, you have Africa.

        Get it?
        HE DRAPED HIMSELF IN HIS LANDS FLAG. YOU THINK HE WANTS TO ASSIMILATE?

        One guy is reported as saying ‘I want my dual citizenship. I havent been to Mexico but feel connected. I am a Mexican’.

        Beaner hadnt even been to the land of his ‘people’-spent his life here and felt ‘Mexican’. maybe its ‘in the blood’?

        • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2016 at 1:52 am #

          When the disciple preaches to the Master, the Master knows his work is done. My work with Buck goes on. The wind must be tempered to the shorn lamb. Milk before Meat.

          Did you get my Bruce Lahn post?

          • malthuss May 26, 2016 at 6:12 pm #

            thanks. and I will raise you one

            In the is it true’ column;

            The U.S. is third in murders throughout the world.But if you discount Chicago,
            Detroit, Washington and New Orleans,the U.S. drops to fourth from the bottom on the
            same list.– Coincidentally, these four cities also have the toughest gun laws in
            the U.S.

        • BackRowHeckler May 26, 2016 at 6:53 am #

          I love seeing those Mexican flags brandished on the streets, ‘specially when the ‘demonstrations’ turn into riots, as they inevitably do.

          Every image of a Mexican flag at a Trump rally = at least 10,000 votes for the Trumpster!

          brh

      • malthuss May 26, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

        This is for you an Elrond,

        Pat Boyle says
        I have been systematically watching all of the Sapolsky lectures on YouTube.
        I recommend them, Sapolsky is a professor of neurobiology at Stanford.
        Sapolsky goes to Africa every summer and lives among a troop of baboons. He looks like he just came in from the bush where he had been chased by a leopard. I’ve read one or two of his books, which I also recommend.

        He is (I think) a liberal but he’s still worth listening to. He mentioned something in Lecture 18? that caught my attention. He mentioned a new interpretation of the human brain in which the prefrontal cortex is now considered part of the limbic system.
        This is an interpretation of neuroanatomy that I had never heard before.

        The significance is that Africans have a significantly smaller prefrontal cortex than whites or East Asians.

        The limbic system is a collective term for the sub-cortical structures that mediate sex, aggression and threat recognition functions.
        The pre-frontal cortex is the most recently evolved brain structure.
        Only real humans who have emerged recently have this structure. Earlier hominids and hominoids lacked it.

        Black people (Africans) have smaller prefrontal cortices which suggests that they are evolutionarily more primitive. It also, given Sapolsky’s insight, suggests that blacks should act more impulsively because they lack that part of the human brain which moderates impulses.
        For example a black man who sees a black man and feels threatened processes almost the entire encounter in his amygdala whereas a white man also enlists his prefrontal cortex. Sapolsky explains how this greater processing circuit leads to a more nuanced response.

        Comments, Elrond?

        • Elrond Hubbard May 26, 2016 at 11:31 pm #

          malthuss: Thanks for telling me about Robert Sapolsky. I enjoy science videos on YouTube, but I hadn’t heard of him, so perhaps I’ll watch the lectures (possibly — there are so very many things I could be enjoying in the wonderland of information…).

          A research project here and now about anything and everything Robert Sapolsky might possibly have to say about race is a bit of a reach… A couple of minutes with Google turns up a 2004 paper for the Royal Society, The frontal cortex and the criminal justice system, where he does “focus on the role of the prefrontal
          cortex (PFC) in cognition, emotional regulation, control of impulsive behaviour and moral reasoning.” Searching the text finds no matches for ‘Africa’/’Africans’, ‘Europe’/’Europeans’, ‘Caucasian’, ‘Asia’/’Asians’, or the word ‘race’ (I get “Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich” in the references seciton). On that superficial basis, that paper at least doesn’t seem to address the topic of race.

          There’s also a short WSJ article: The Legacy That Poverty Imprints on Our Brains, connecting early-life stress and childhood poverty with frontal cortex impairment. He notes that brain scans of children find that “the frontal cortex already reflects their socioeconomic status—the scars of deprivation (at one extreme) or the bells and whistles of privilege (at the other).” He doesn’t mention race other than to say that these studies generally control for “race, gender and prenatal or birth complications (though not for factors such as single- or dual-parent family structure)”.

          You write (my emphasis): “a black man who sees a black man and feels threatened processes almost the entire encounter in his amygdala whereas a white man also enlists his prefrontal cortex.” Anyone with the slightest knowledge of neuroanatomy knows that anyone who “feels threatened” is processing experience via their amygdala, because the amygdala is where the feeling of fear or anxiety is generated. But what’s the source of your claim that the black man uses the amygdala exclusively, while the white man also recruits his prefrontal cortex to the task? Did you read it somewhere, or is it your own? Can you give me a link?

          In this article, Sapolsky discusses the “other-race effect”, where the amygdala is activated by seeing faces of a race the brain identifies as other than one’s own. This isn’t the same as your scenario of the black man who sees a black man, so it’s no help for your theory, I think.

          Wow, this ran long. Okay, I’m going to hazard a guess. If Sapolsky were given to making claims about race like the ones you laid out, that would turn up in his Google results, but it doesn’t. (Try Googling Philippe Rushton for an example of what I’m talking about.) I’m guessing everything you said about the relationship between race and the frontal cortex is someone else’s idea, not Sapolsky’s. Whoever it was wanted to connect race with brain science for their own reasons, so they went mining through Sapolsky’s work for material that they could tie in with preconceptions about race.

    • Florida Power May 26, 2016 at 8:34 am #

      Lots of Cubans in Florida who tend to conservative views, and have been a presence since the turn of the 20th century. Ditto the PRicans who have been here for a while.. Mexicans are relative newcomers working the fields, and more lately the building trades, but count them out when a transsexual enters the public bathroom. The left will undo itself with this insanity.

      Florida re-elected a spectacularly unpopular and unimpressive Republican governor running against The People’s Candidate, Charlie Crist. Don’t forget Rubio – Tea Party insurgent, hispanic – defeated Crist in the Republican Senate race primary prior to Charlie’s conversion to the Dems.

      Deep down everybody knows that mass deportation isn’t going to happen. Period, end of story.

      What IS happening: media images of Trump protestors, violent, foul-mouthed, with Mexican or BLM regalia. Such images serve to energize the Trump base. Who funds these protestors? Rumor has it the globalists (Soros, that palindromic pest). Question: since the protests are obviously having the opposite effect — energizing the Angry White Middle Class — does Soros really wish for Trump to be elected? If so, why? What is the grand strategy, if any?

      • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

        When Trump wins, the Southwest is going up in flames. Maybe then people will realize the Hispanics cannot be assimilated into a White Society – unless they are White. A true Harvest of Sorrow. But what else can be expected from such seeds of foolishness as Liberalism has sown?

        You offer us a counsel of defeat this morning. Indeed, much of South and Central Florida is lost. You’re right: mass deportations aren’t going to happen, except for the self deportation of illegals hopefully. Instead Whites will flee continue to flee from minority terror. The question: Are we going to continue to let them follow us? What will cement the separation: once they gain firm control of the border states, they will not enforce Trump’s ban on illegals.

        I’ve outfitted the Raccoons with special guns that fit their little hands. I’m building an army. I mentioned you and they already knew: they had heard about the pogrom. They asked me to find your address. I said I didn’t know how to do that. The didn’t accept that. I’m frightened. I’ll hold them off as long as I can…..

        • Florida Power May 26, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

          Counsel of defeat? Au Contraire. I think Trump gets the Cuban vote. Not sure about the Mexican newcomers. Since Rick Scott was re-elected despite looking like a turtle without a shell and with an aura of corruption about him (health care fraud is reputedly how he made his fortune) there is Republican strength despite the reflexive Demos in Wasserman-Schultz land, and the pockets of libs in Tampa Bay and Orlando. The legislature is still Repubs, to the despair of the intelligentsia in the college towns.

          I now live in one of those college towns, having moved from Tampa Bay. This is a hint for your raccoons, who, armed though they may be, will have their hands full against my two Maine Coon cats: El Gato Negro y Gordo and La Gata Loca. As you see they are already prepared for the on-going cultural invasion.

  95. AHtheHumanity May 26, 2016 at 12:17 am #

    Bill Cosby is accused of not being a Rock Star and not using the sanctioned drugs: alcohol, pot, cocaine, heroine in order to have a good time with his fans (women seeking to have a private audience with them for reasons OTHER than business related). After the 15th woman to have a good time with the popular comedian/actor (“they never said no” to sex), one would think word would have gotten around to the other ingenues (50 in total) that Bill was a good or bad in bed. Obviously, since so many women wanted to sleep with him, he must have been a great experience! Do you really believe all those women were that naive and aren’t looking for some kind of easy money?

    Back at the ranch…

    The gov’t gets sued over telling us how to use federally regulated toilets…”they all affirmed Congress’s enduring understanding that “sex,” as a protected class, refers only to one’s biological sex, as male or female, and not the
    radical re-authoring of the term now being foisted upon Americans by the collective efforts of Defendants.”

    Transgenders are unwelcome, unnecessary, unwarrantably entering into our stalls and urinals. Imagine it…you’re standing next to a man dressed as a woman lifting up her skirt to urinate…or goes into the next stall to defecate. I think most guys would be turned on…and for the women…seeing a “young man” walk into their stalls to sit down and pee would scare them to death or turn them on depending on their hormone cycle. Talk about leviathan…it’s sort of like saying “i did not have sexual fantasies or flirtations about that transgender” under oath.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2016 at 12:53 am #

      You have a Henry Miller view of life. Ultimately everything is sex. And sex is just shit. Just fuck it. So what if little girls have to see grown men dressed up like little girls? It’s good for them, right? It’s reality….

      • malthuss May 26, 2016 at 1:12 am #

        I looked up ‘pawpaw puddings’ net worth—gees.

        I figured 100m–some reports are close to half billion.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2016 at 2:08 am #

          PawPaw Pudding? Sounds like a pet name. I once asked for “Vicky Pudding” at an English Pub. I was nine yards into the wind and I remembered it or what sounded like it from a Christmas Carol. The Pubist (?) thought I said Vichy Pudding and though I was a French Nazi. I denied it, saying emphatically, “Wogs begin at Calais.” That and my state of inebriation seems to satisfy him.

          • elysianfield May 26, 2016 at 10:16 am #

            ” I once asked for “Vicky Pudding” at an English Pub.”

            Short of that you could have stood at the bar and loudly proclaimed your demand for spotted dick….

  96. Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2016 at 2:03 am #

    http://www.wvwnews.net/content/index.php?/news_story/video_stefan_molyneux_explains_in_group_preference_and_why_it_matters.html

    Rubber hits the Road time, gang. Learn before it’s too late and it will be very soon. You can only be who and what you are. That’s what others will see you as and what they will see us as. And – they are better at being who they are then we are. Why? Maybe they’re simpler and therefore work better? Have less far to go and therefore arrive more often than us? And – they want what we have. All of it.

    • malthuss May 26, 2016 at 12:09 pm #

      These genetic differences are reflected in differences in ethnocentrism and other psychological traits. Greece has been identified by the ADL as the most “anti-Semitic” nation in Europe with some 69 percent of Greeks allegedly having anti-Jewish views (including 75 percent of Greek males). By contrast, “anti-Semitism” is lowest in Scandinavia with just nine percent of Danes and four percent of Swedes holding anti-Jewish opinions. Greeks certainly seem to be less prone to that extreme brand of “pathological altruism” that afflicts many Scandinavians. That Greeks are far less individualistic than Danes is confirmed by the Hofstede cultural dimensions country comparison: [OO.com]

      You tube–
      Father Coughlin speaks out about the Federal Reserve private bank. Do you know that for the last 30 years the Chairman of the Federal Reserve has been Jewish? 2% of the population. —Odd that Chomsky and JHK dont note this.
      Chomsky wrote 9000+ pages on corporate control. BUT WHO OWNS AND CONTROLS THE CORPORATIONS?

      • elysianfield May 27, 2016 at 11:47 am #

        “pathological altruism”

        Malthuss,
        Excellent phrase. Might also “pathological empathy” clearer describe the apologists amongst us?

        • malthuss May 27, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

          Its via K Mc Donald at OccidentalObserver.com.

          It is not my own term.

  97. wpa_ccc May 26, 2016 at 3:23 am #

    “Rubber hits the Road time, gang.” –Janos

    Now? When things are so good for whites?

    78% of the nation is white. Whites are the power holders.

    See them here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/02/26/us/race-of-american-power.html?_r=0

    If America is not great, as some believe, it is because whites have been overwhelmingly present in positions of power…

    “We reviewed 503 of the most powerful people in American culture, government, education and business, and found that just 44 are minorities. Any list of the powerful is subjective, but the people here have an outsize influence on the nation’s rules and culture.”

    See them here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/02/26/us/race-of-american-power.html?_r=0

    • JimInFlorida May 28, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

      Typical self-hating White. Always searching for excuses to flagellate one’s heritage and every ancestor who contributed to your existence. The New York Times’ credibility was lost long ago so, to cite it means nothing.

      Whites are severely atomized and broken up into millions of hyper-individuals and politically impotent micro-groups. Each with their own agenda and all too well adjusted to a parasitic consumer / capitalist matrix of life.

      A bull elephant that is 100% bull elephant is a powerful animal that is not to be messed with. A bull elephant made up of millions of LEGO blocks is just as physically large but, is no more powerful than any individual LEGO block. Whites may be STATISTICALLY 78% of the total but, there is absolutely no political cohesion.

      The only demographic that makes demands far in excess of their numbers are Jews. The arrogance of Jews rides on the boundless gullibility of Christians who belief the Israel-First hype. The White Goy masses get blamed for what Jews compel them to do.

  98. FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2016 at 5:41 am #

    “Trump ain’t winning jack” == Buck

    May be before voting Hillary, you should think about upgrading your strategic thermonuclear arsenal from using 8-inch floppy disks to, say, 3.5-inch diskettes? (and spending another couple of gazillion dollars on it)

    US military uses 8-inch floppy disks to coordinate nuclear force operations

    The U.S. Defense Department is still using — after several decades — 8-inch floppy disks in a computer system that coordinates the operational functions of the nation’s nuclear forces, a jaw-dropping new report reveals.

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/25/us-military-uses-8-inch-floppy-disks-to-coordinate-nuclear-force-operations.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y1ya-yF35g

    • elysianfield May 26, 2016 at 10:23 am #

      Finc,
      Yes, but…but they are STEALTH floppy discs!

  99. FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2016 at 6:13 am #

    US army found itself in its present deplorable state not immediately and not suddenly. It was the result of a number of reasons, chief among them – the incompetence and irresponsibility of the top political leadership of the United States.

    The collapse of the Soviet Union and the loss of the strategic balance of the bipolar world has corrupted the American elite, which completely lost the ability to adequately assess their own strength and extent of the problems currently facing the US.

    After 1991 a whole generation of American politicians holding all the commanding heights today in Washington, DC, and the Pentagon, grew in the belief that American power is boundless, and all international issues will continue to be automatically resolved in favor of America, and it does not have any geopolitical competitors

    The flip side of that confidence became severe domestic political conflicts. As external threats, according to “the generation of victors in the Cold War”, disappeared in the new circumstances, the American political circles channeled all strength at internecine struggle for power and money within the United States itself.

    During confrontation with the USSR, the American elite realized that it can not afford internal conflicts, beyond the strategic consensus of elites. It was not for the sake of political expediency, but for life and death for the entire American nation. As in the case of a split Western elites Washington would be defenseless against a huge consolidated Soviet geopolitical bloc – mobilized, disciplined and monolithic.

    After the collapse of the USSR this understanding gradually disappeared. It melted, so to speak, in the heat of victory. And the “winners” in the “Third World War, the Cold War” unacceptably relaxed. The political and financial clans in the United States began to carry more and more fierce internecine war – already without any regard to possible consequences.

    The result of these intra-elite conflicts and squabbles became a triumph of political intriguers, timeservers and opportunists.

    And it, in turn, naturally led Washington to the neglect of National and strategic interests of the US in favor of short-term advantage.

  100. Cold N. Holefield May 26, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    Buck, even if Trump does somehow miraculously ascend to the White House as POTUS, it will not be a Triumph. No man can challenge or change this System, even if Trump intended to do so, and I don’t believe that’s his intent — at least not REAL change that empowers people & addresses the dire issues Kunstler has incessantly & righteously proselytized about for two decades now.

    Janos is truly ecstatic as of late. He’s in a state of Fascist Ecstasy as Trump rises in the polls. He’s imbued with the Spirit of Odin. He’s sketching out plans for the contemporary gas chambers and crematoriums — they’ll come replete with iPhones & iPads so people can Tweet & Blog & Instagram & Tumblr their horrible executions to the entire world. Everything’s on display in its full glory in this new & improved modern error — including genocide. No need to hide it from the world any longer. It’s now free & it’s fun and coming to the theater in the palm of your hand sometime very soon, no doubt. If Janos & Co. have their way.

    • wpa_ccc May 26, 2016 at 11:21 am #

      “He’s sketching out plans for the contemporary gas chambers and crematoriums — they’ll come replete with iPhones & iPads so people can Tweet & Blog & Instagram & Tumblr their horrible executions to the entire world.” –Cold

      Wouldn’t the iPhones and iPads be confiscated to prevent documentary evidence from being disseminated? The more documentation the more difficult to later deny the holocaust ever happened.

      • Elrond Hubbard May 26, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

        In Janos’ ideal world, denial would be unnecessary. The very few like him who conceive of themselves as cells in a superorganism called race positively relish the prospect of righteous violence, and seek mastery in order to enact their plans. In everyone with a spark of decency, he counts on inculcating cowardice, ignorance and mutual animosity to make effective opposition impossible or irrelevant.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

          You guys are projecting what you want to do to the White Race onto me. Al contraire, I’m fine with the Mexicans self deporting and know that we have to give part of America to the Blacks. Needless to say, the worst White Traitors should go to the minority land of their choice. Buck likes Mexicans so he can go there. I mean he supports violence against Americans by Mexican nationals flying the Mexican flag. What are we supposed to think or do? Just accepting it isn’t an option.

          Where do you want to go? Africa? Haiti? I’ll carry your bags in the airport. Or perhaps Seoul in order to help facilitate the influx of Black African immigrants – in order to make it safer? You are ever the soul of foolishness and mendacity.

          Cold doesn’t hate the White Race like Elrond does. He just doesn’t give a shit about it. He’s a Capitalist, all heart in other words!

    • BackRowHeckler May 26, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

      I’ve been reading Robert Conquests ‘The Harvest of Sorrow’

      Plenty of blood from the left, too. Oceans of blood.

      How much blood comes from 100 million dead? And even then not all the class enemies were fully liquidated

      brh

      • FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

        Scientists estimate the volume of blood in a human body to be approximately 4.7 to 5.5 liters (1.2 to 1.5 gallons) of blood.

        So, we are talking 120 – 150 million gallons of blood.

        • capt spaulding May 27, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

          The average human skin weighs 9 pounds

    • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

      Nice fantasy, hater. What am I planning? A Reality Show for involuntary White ex-pats. We will interview and film Buck and Elrond in their new homes, interacting with their new neighbors. Fun, Fun, Fun till Mbuktu or Diego takes the camera away. Hopefully we can get some native police to keep a Little Bit of order to give the show at least a few episodes if not a season. But obviously by definition it’s in the wind – just like them!

      Where do you want to go? Your way of thinking is on its way out here. You could pivot but maybe you don’t want to. Maybe Russia? Operate some kind of black market shoppe? Maybe Finc will intercede for you. It’s all about who you know. Know any good cam whores btw?

      • malthuss May 27, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

        Did you learn of the pair in Africa? They invited refugees in, lots of them.

        The Blacks, predictably, kicked the pair out.
        Or as Ramakrishna once noted, ‘The power of 2 outdid the power of 1’.

        also–what does article say?
        i dont want to log in–
        Bruce Lahn
        You know the name of
        Bruce Lahn
        Ten times as big as a man

  101. fodase May 26, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

    Trump ain’t winning jack and this is the reason why: He has awakened the Sleeping Brown Giant in the U.S.A. Put another way, Trump is going to be utterly and completely annihilated by the Latino/a vote.

    Didn’t Mr. Trump win the Latino vote in Nevada and some other Western state in the primaries?

    The decent Latinos will vote for Mr. Trump in droves, knowing full well that their countrymen are inordinately a drain on the country in the form of welfare, crime, and division.

    Buck you are going to have to eat lots of your words about President Trump, I am keeping score.

    You don’t see the train about to run you over, good luck trying to stop it.

    Anglo-Saxon wrath has been raised.

  102. wpa_ccc May 26, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    2016

    Kimmel to Candidate Trump: “Would you debate Bernie before the CA primary?

    Trump: “I might. How much will you pay me?”

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

    2017

    DNC & NRA to President Trump: “Will you suspend the 2nd Amendment?”

    President Trump: “I might. How much will you pay me?”

  103. fodase May 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    Yes, Mr. Trump is a Nazi racist homophobe misogynist bigot who must be stopped by violent means if need be

    The chasm between your side and decent people supporting a decent man cannot be bridged.

    Big fences make for good neighbors.

    fodase

  104. wpa_ccc May 26, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    fodase, if Trump is officially nominated at a convention and if Clinton is officially nominated at a convention, then Clinton will demolish Trump. It will all come down to the electoral college.

    Clinton will win every swing state and in North Carolina or Arizona or Missouri. The result? Clinton 347; Trump 191. Say hello to President Clinton and Bill Clinton back in the White House as first lady.

  105. wpa_ccc May 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

    fodase, Trump’s base of support (angry whites) is not sufficient to win the presidency. Nothing has changed his demographics in the last year of campaigning.

    Trump supporter demographics are:

    ** Low-education whites with no high school diploma

    ** White mobile home residents

    ** White “old economy” workers (agriculture, construction, manufacturing, trade)

    ** White racists like Janos who have a history of voting for segregationists, like those who supported George Wallace (1968)

    Donald Trump will lose because that is what he is, a loser.

    To compensate for being a loser, Trump regularly incites political violence. Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

    But he cannot win the presidency, fodase.

  106. FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    hmmm…. wpa is re-positioning Trump vs Hillary – so, what’s the official marching orders? Bernie is over?

    I hope not.

    • wpa_ccc May 26, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

      If it is Bernie, Trump will lose by a larger margin. The Obama coalition that won in 2008 and 2012 is still intact, made stronger by Bernie’s successful effort to move Hillary to the left.

      It will probably be President Sanders… or maybe President Clinton (if she is not indicted and imprisoned before November).

      • Florida Power May 26, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

        1. Bernie = George McGovern

        2.Hilary is not an appealing candidate and has no CV other than truly atrocious foreign policy failure. Besides, no one can imagine that shrill voice for four years. She’d have to wear a muzzle and use sign language.

        3. Biden keeps popping up in the media as some kind of savior if Hillbillary is indicted. If he and the establishment wrest control from Bernie then whence Bernie’s supporters? Bernie cannot be denied without consequences. If awarded the prize see point number 1 above.

        There’s a lot of time between now and November.

  107. Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

    http://www.dailystormer.com/1237-2/

    We’re over the Top. MAGA! So it begins – the Reconquista. We will plant our flag on other worlds. Countless millions will rally to our Standard. Aliens may apply, but not alien/human sex will be allowed. Leave our women alone, you Bug Eyed Monsters. And White Women! Leave the Bug Eyed Monsters alone. What is wrong with you? Have you no shame? Do I have to tell you everything? Am I your Father? Do I have to take you over my knee? I’m not unwilling….

  108. wpa_ccc May 26, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    LGBT Americans in the armed forces fight, bleed and die for their country… but Republicans can not stomach a bill protecting LGBT veterans from being fired by contractors. Republicans love our servicemen and women (soldiers are takers and moochers whose training, uniforms, and weapons were paid for by civilian taxpayers)… Republicans love those in the “service” until they return from a deployment and begin to ask for even more free stuff.

  109. Cold N. Holefield May 26, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

    wpa_ccc said: Clinton will win every swing state and in North Carolina or Arizona or Missouri. The result? Clinton 347; Trump 191. Say hello to President Clinton and Bill Clinton back in the White House as first lady.

    You called it, Q. Shtik, and I agreed with your assessment. You asserted he/she/it would switch support when the time came and the time is here. It’s like the Gestapo after WWII. It didn’t disappear entirely — those who comprised it became the police again, just as they were before the war. True Justice is such a rare thing. We like to pretend otherwise, but it’s so rare, it’s an incredibly beautiful sight when you do run across it once or twice in your lifetime if you’re lucky.

  110. FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

    Trump clinches GOP nomination

    Multiple stage rocket by the name of “The Donald” has been launched to the stars!!

    Various stages upon completion of their mission were falling off, giving more boost to the main module.

    Was it a brilliant plan by the Bush Clan? Time will tell, but that is my opinion.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

      Now it all remains to be seen what role in the Donald Cabinet will play current head of the Bush Clan, black Irishman of the Kennedy Family, Barack Obama? Or will he remain in the shade?

      For damn sure, he will remain in Washington.

    • tucsonspur May 26, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

      Yes, he shed the dead weight and got rid of low energy drag. Before the stars it’s the White House!

      A brilliant plan by the Bush Clan? What have I missed? If true, your insight would prove powerfully penetrating.

      • FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

        Don’t you get it? It’s like a MIRV tactics of penetrating the missile defense – for single actual combat bloc it launches several false targets that looks like a real thing to missile defense.

        13 initial GOP candidates? Ha, ha, ha…..

  111. tucsonspur May 26, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

    Miles of Smiles, Smiles of Lies

    I admit it. The mouth and the Smile are getting to me. That mouth, whose lips by now could stretch from wall to wall. That mouth that bullhorned Bengazi lies, that Smile that effortlessly shapes impressions of innocent insouciance.

    At times, it’s the mouth of a big laugh without the laughter, its toothy beams radiating the masses with a chilly warmth.
    Is the Smile genuinely artificial or artificially genuine? It’s too practiced, too procedural, too pronounced to be simply genuine.

    Troubled by thoughts of nocturnal visits by a Cheshire Hillary with disembodied laughter, I decided to get to the bottom of my dilemma and rid myself of this vexing vixen.

    After some rumination and a few gastrointestinal growls, I finally hit upon it! It’s in the letters! Do you see it?

    Lies are in the smiles and even in the miles! Not vice versa.
    What about the Smiles of Lies, you ask? Well, you simply remove the S from Smiles, and thus the Smile, and there you have it! Miles of Lies!

    So, we have just shown, in Hillary’s case, that Miles of Smiles are equal to Miles of Lies.

    Feeling a slight, smug satisfaction, I headed for the kitchen wearing a grin that positively glowed.

  112. FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

    That brilliant Bushes operation of putting Trump in a position of a nominee of the Republican party already deserved its place of honor in all textbooks on political tactics. It almost beats the Putin operation of taking the Crimea.

    I am humbled…

  113. tucsonspur May 26, 2016 at 5:52 pm #

    See the wonders of capitalism:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36369108

  114. Cold N. Holefield May 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

    Finca said: So, we are talking 120 – 150 million gallons of blood.

    That’s a lot of blood, but then again, The God of Blind & Raging Vengeance is a rapaciously thirsty God. Stalin & Mao & Hitler & The American Military Industrial Complex all have done their very best to satiate that unquenchable thirst. This almighty God imbibes the Bloody Offerings and once its thoroughly inebriated with hemoglobin, it then regurgitates the partially digested sacrifice upon the metaphorical soil of Humanity to act as fertilizer for yet more crops of The Faithful who will satisfy it with yet more Bloody Offerings in perpetuity. Yes, this God is a Bulimic, but its Bulimia is for a greater, self-serving cause, not a malady resulting in its self-destruction. Its favorite movie? You guessed it — There Will Be Blood

    Top that, Motherfuckers.

  115. wpa_ccc May 26, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

    “You called it, Q. Shtik, and I agreed with your assessment.” –Cold

    Yes, I am busted. But what choice did I have? Doug and Buck Stud ruled out Bernie… something about math.

    Jill doesn’t have a cool button.

    To maintain the tradition of 44 presidents and vice presidents who are same sex tickets, Hillary will choose Elizabeth Warren.

    So it’s Clinton/Warren all the way.

    I know you secretly support her also, as does the rest of CFN, even though they cannot admit it publicly and must maintain the facade. Vince Foster! Benghazi! E-mails! etc.!

    • elysianfield May 26, 2016 at 6:50 pm #

      “So it’s Clinton/Warren all the way. ”

      I have always thought highly of Elizabeth Warren, mostly due to my feeling that she was empathetic towards the middle class in this country. I could not, however, vote for that ticket…I would not vote a ticket of Hillary Clinton and Jesus Christ…. Anybody but Hillary…I would vote for Trump if he had Charles Manson as a running mate, or Bull Conner, Leon Trotsky, Pol Pot, Louis Farrakhan…the list is endless, and inclusive of any horror you could name(save, of course, members of her immediate family).

    • JimInFlorida May 28, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

      I hope you don’t scream SEXIST! when The Donald doubles down on his campaign image and chooses a credible VP (White Male), like Senator Jeff Sessions. IMO, Senator Sessions is the ideal running mate for Trump.

      If Trump nominates a woman, then he has committed political suicide. If he pulls the Sarah Palin gambit, or “broadens” his image by making a compromise VP choice with TPTB, the Republican Convention should be burned to the ground. It should make the 1968 Democratic Convention look like a minor bit of vandalism.

      We are in political times when a major ego like Trump CANNOT and MUST NOT compromise with The Establishment. If he goes down, let him go down in glory rather than win by betrayal.

      Hillary Rodan Clintonista’s entire political life is paved with lies, fraud, malevolence, murder, and evil. If We The Sheep cry out, “Give us Barabbas!!!” and elect her anyway, then all is lost and America deserves its hellish Fate.

  116. malthuss May 26, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

    Elrond, the link is 42 pages. The safest city is the least Black city.
    Toronto is way down the list.

    • malthuss May 26, 2016 at 6:33 pm #

      Also you are–as usual-dishonest. You ‘cherry picked’ data.

      You only mentioned,
      1. large cities
      2. In North America;
      3. those ‘lily White’ [I gave White the ‘W’ it deserves] are the safest places, in USA.

      Elrond—-
      Janos, I live in the most ethnically diverse big city in North America, with 51% of residents born outside the country. Basically, your worst nightmare.

      At precisely the same time, Toronto is also somehow the safest city in North America.

      Despite all the brown people about, I’m safer walking my own streets at night than pretty much anywhere this blog is read, including lily-white places.

      Serious question: How would you account for that?

      • AHtheHumanity May 26, 2016 at 9:50 pm #

        You didn’t ask me but I couldn’t help but think low crime is the direct result of Toronto’s cool to frigid weather 9 months out of the year.

        ” Kudos to the sustained efforts by the city of Toronto’s vibrant communities along with the Toronto police for keeping the neighbourhoods safer unlike never before. And now we know the reason why it takes a dime more to maintain the cost of living (ranked 70th by EIU) to live in one among the safest city on the planet.” (https://premviv.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/toronto-the-safest-city-in-north-america-says-the-economist/)

        • malthuss May 27, 2016 at 1:10 pm #

          Thanks for the thought BUT of that is true, why are Ctown and Det-rot so dangerous?

  117. malthuss May 26, 2016 at 6:27 pm #

    Gawd what a fool you are—

    Reply
    Elrond Hubbard May 23, 2016 at 10:56 am #

    As a Canadian, this feels more and more like watching a horror movie. American governance has entered a serious crisis of legitimacy, and Trump the opportunist looks to be the greatest beneficiary.

    If he should win in the general, I’ll be erecting a shrine to Isaac Brock in my home.

    Refugees will be greeted warmly.

  118. malthuss May 26, 2016 at 6:35 pm #

    Elrond, is this data incorrect?

    There is a little town in Washington State which is the most unsafe city in the USA with a population of ~20K. Looked it up on Wikipedia and their Dindu population is nearly 20%! Whooda thunkit?

    http://komonews.com/news/local/study-names-tukwila-most-dangerous-city-in-america

    in every place where blacks are they cause havoc.

    • Elrond Hubbard May 27, 2016 at 12:02 am #

      Y’know, malthuss, I thought about taking you on on the facts. I had this whole thing in mind, but the thing is, it gets fatiguing being on the left. Expending all that effort to consider everyone’s point of view, you know the drill.

      What a blessed relief it is when someone posts a link to Daily Stormer or uses a word like “dindu”. With utter assurance, one can just consign their opinions to the latrine from then on. It’s an enormous time-saver.

      • malthuss May 27, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

        Your pejoratives are preferred by me. Any praise would be suspect as Id consider the source.

        You took a swipe at me with yr ‘I dont care about facts’.
        hence forth you will be ignored.

  119. FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2016 at 6:41 pm #

    The media war, that entire Republican Party waged against their political “upstart” not just raised to skies presidential rating of Trump which was zero just a year ago, but simply classically conned the entire neocon-Clinton clan, who until recently thought Republican war against Trump would bury them, and they will be “all in clear”.

    The fact that the entire course of the election campaign by the major Republican candidates, all 16 of them, who, coming off the campaign just as the parts of the booster rocket, while boosting Trump-rocket to the increasingly high political orbit, was simply brilliant in its essence, there are few who could believe it now, but soon it will be common knowledge.

    And the entire staff of the Hillary Clinton neocons was played for fools.

  120. FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2016 at 7:14 pm #

    Somehow, Hundreds Of Dead California Voters Keep Casting Ballots Every Election

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/25/somehow-hundreds-of-dead-california-voters-keep-casting-ballots-every-election/

    Could you guess who they all vote for? Hillary, of course. Hillary – the favorite candidate of the US zombie-minority population.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2016 at 7:32 pm #

      I guess they are not afraid of nuclear war no more…

  121. FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

    The Democratic Party had gathered to overthrow the head of its National Committee, who blatantly stacked the deck in favor of Hillary.

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/democrats-overthrow-dnc-chair/

  122. FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2016 at 7:28 pm #

    New York Mayor De Blasio, a former head of Hillary Clinton election campaign, is already not just a subject of a preliminary investigation but already under immediate threat of indictment.

    The object of the preliminary investigation is also Terry McAuliffe – Governor of Virginia, where on March 1 Hillary Clinton won 62 delegates out of 95 possible.

    Obama offered Hillary a deal: she removes her candidacy or at least no longer falsify the election results, and all criminal cases disappear. But Hillary, she is like a liquid Terminator 2, so now Obama is moving from talking the talk to walking the walk…

  123. Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2016 at 7:54 pm #

    Scientists worried about Male Grizzlies miscegenating with Female Polar Bears. It may be a factor leading to Polar Bear extinction. And you thought they were different species, didn’t you? They are but they can also be thought of as different races.
    You mean like Blacks and Whites?
    Exactly. And if we worry about Polar Bears becoming extinct, shouldn’t we worry about the White Race becoming extinct?
    I never thought about it like that.
    Nobody does. There’s a taboo against it. Almost like people hate Whites. And this is more important than the Bears, because it’s people – our People.
    Are we in danger?
    Yes son, we are.

    http://www.dailystormer.com/white-bear-supremacists-mourn-polar-genocide-due-to-miscegenation-with-grizzlies/

    • tucsonspur May 27, 2016 at 12:38 am #

      I can’t understand why many whites can’t grasp the bigger picture. Are they just apathetic? Are the consequences of their future minority status too far removed? I guess their future eradication is just that – in the future. Why worry, probably won’t even happen type of thinking.

      Too caught up in the pressures of everyday living and the normalcy-bias. Maybe too brain washed after decades of PC bombardment. I guess it’s a lot of things together.

      Much work needs to be done, much to be taught. Many to be educated. I think it’s projected to be around the 2040’s that Latinos become the largest population group in the US.

      • JimInFlorida May 28, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

        You will have to somehow erase the indelible imprint from 60 years of anti-White propaganda and social engineering. The last 35 years saw the exponential rise of a war against White Males and the institutions that enabled them to function.

        There are so many overlapping narratives to unravel and they can be traced back to the TV shows of the 1970’s. Cultural Straw Men, reverse stereotyping, and staged conflicts set the psychological stage for every lurch into the cowardly compromise known as, “Fiscally Conservative and Socially Liberal.” Which gave rise to Seinfeldism, “… not that there’s anything wrong with it…”

        Like all social diseases, Jews were the shock troops of the New Left, from which germinated the social, cultural, economic, and political diseases that afflict us.

        • Elrond Hubbard May 28, 2016 at 4:44 pm #

          Social engineering in America has a noteworthy history. One prominent example began with the New Deal, when the federal government undertook to bring home ownership within reach of more Americans. Since the “keep the n-words down” portfolio then belonged to Franklin Roosevelt’s own party, part of the deal was to ensure that the economic benefits extended to white Americans exclusively.

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

          (NB: I’ve never heard that non-white Americans were ever exempted from taxes or other sources of revenues for these redistributive programs; only from the benefits.)

          Thus began a shameful thirty-five-year program of white-supremacist social engineering that created the suburbs as we know them (no one reading JHK’s blog will be short on opinions about the merits of suburbia), redistributing wealth along with white population out of urban cores. Those left behind, denied the opportunity to build wealth through purchasing homes or developing businesses, were in the main non-white and subject to further predations by unscrupulous landlords, payday lenders and other economic bottom-feeders — a situation that culminated in riots in Watts, Detroit and elsewhere which only fed the white-flight syndrome. While the 1968 Fair Housing Act sought to put an end to this disgraceful situation, the consequences linger on to this day.

  124. MisterDarling May 26, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

    FOR THESE FOLKS on the bubble, the ‘Long Emergency’ starts now:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-19/chicago-s-pension-fund-troubles-just-became-11-5-billion-bigger

    Money-quote:

    “Everywhere you look, these Pension Plans are finding out that they are underfunded. And now with Chicago finding out they have an additional $11.5 Billion funding the pension will be even more in trouble… You don’t think that this could be one of the unintended consequences of ZIRP do you? I do.”-chuck butler, daily pfennig.

    I’m simply amused at all these old gaffers acting like the stages of Collapse are just “theorizin’ about a hypothesis”. . . Chin up. Eyes front. You were notified.

  125. MisterDarling May 26, 2016 at 9:46 pm #

    Regarding “climate instability”:

    I first heard about greenhouse gas production and ‘global warming’ from a chemistry professor fresh from a long oil corporation gig. This was in the early 1980’s. Imagine my lack of surprise when it came out that the oil industry knew burning a bunch of fossil fuels might (probably would) destabilize global climate, 45 years ago:

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/apr/13/climate-change-oil-industry-environment-warning-1968

    So, that’s why it’s hard for me to understand why there are – even now – people who think that global warming is a hoax. It’s simply a matter of chemistry – the most rock-solid no-fancy-bullshit science there is – and it’s not even hard chemistry. When you add a bunch more CO2 & Methane to the atmospheric mix, things get weird:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbgUE04Y-Xg&sns=fb

    That last minute of the animated chart makes it pretty clear that before humanity started chopping down forests for crops and pasture-land, and especially before humanity started burning millions of barrels of oil per day, CO2 ranged around 240 parts-per-million. . . It’s at 400 parts-per-million now.

    One last thing. Having tracked global warming news for thirty years I can tell you this: the public has been lied to about how fast things are getting out of whack. Just like news from whatever war is raging, information has consistently been delayed and downplayed. Expect bigger changes, faster.

    Cheers!

    😉

    • Janos Skorenzy May 27, 2016 at 1:14 am #

      When it gets warmer, more carbon dioxide and methane are released. You have your arrow of causation wrong.

      How can anyone think that the millions of aliens flowing into Europe are refugees? And even if they were, why do people think they are under obligation to take them in? North Africa has always been wretched. And they’ve always wanted to “move” to (conquer) Europe. Now they call themselves refugees and the dumbed down Euro-Americans buy it. Insane.

  126. wpa_ccc May 26, 2016 at 10:20 pm #

    “Expect bigger changes, faster.” –Mister Darling

    Yes, and that goes for white swans as well. Exciting times we live in.

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

    Bernie & Tulsi 2016

  127. wpa_ccc May 26, 2016 at 10:46 pm #

    California Poll (May 13-22) Public Policy Institute of California

    Hillary Clinton: 46%

    Bernie Sanders: 44%

    The first poll of this primary in California had us losing the state by 53 percent. Now we’re within striking distance of winning the most delegates in a single state of this entire election.

    Winning California would send an unmistakable message to the political establishment and the Democratic convention.

    Bernie’s political revolution has only just begun.

    Bernie & Tulsi 2016

  128. wpa_ccc May 26, 2016 at 11:33 pm #

    “Anybody but Hillary” –Elysianfield

    You’ve got choices, elysianfield. There are dozens of candidates running for president. Hillary and Trump are not the only choices.

    For example, Gary Johnson is running on the Libertarian ticket. He’s pulling 10 percent vs. Trump And Clinton. Jill Stein is running on the Green Party ticket. etc. etc.

    It is a great country we live in! The USA never stopped being great.

    I am thrilled to see more and more Muslims and Mexicans living here. They are my neighbors. They are good people. I love our diversity.

  129. Pucker May 27, 2016 at 12:09 am #

    The politician’s message leads with opening “I won’t lie.”

    “”Pucker —

    I won’t lie — I was pretty nervous before I met President Obama. I’d been
    an active OFA supporter for a long time, but nothing could have prepared me
    for shaking hands with the Organizer-in-Chief.

    His warmth and friendliness were incredible. He actively believes in the
    work OFA volunteers do, and you can tell by the way he wants to know about
    it that he’s proud of all we’ve accomplished. But mostly, I remember feeling
    so lucky to have the opportunity to share a moment with the President.

    I want you to have that feeling too. If you enter OFA’s contest to meet the
    President right now, you could have the chance to tell him what you’re
    thankful for this summer.

    Add your name now for the chance to meet President Obama at OFA’s event in
    Washington, D.C.

    Think about it: This is your chance to shake his hand — or maybe even get a
    hug. At the very least, you’ll probably come away with some great selfie
    material.

    You’ll also get the chance to reflect on which of this movement’s
    accomplishments means the most to you with the man who helped make a lot of
    it happen.

    Trust me — you don’t want to miss this. Enter now:

    https://my.barackobama.com/Shake-His-Hand

    Thanks,

    Trina

    Trina Longacre
    OFA Chapter Volunteer, North Carolina”

    • elysianfield May 27, 2016 at 11:21 am #

      ” meet President Obama at OFA’s event in
      Washington, D.C.”

      OFA, as an acronym, pronounced “O-FAY”,

      Pig Latin for “Foe”

      “Ofay” is an oft-used pejorative, used by Blacks, to denote white people…I’ve heard it so used hundreds of times, but usually only in conversations, where “motherfucker” (mazerfaka) would seem untoward or not as adequately descriptive.

  130. FincaInTheMountains May 27, 2016 at 6:25 am #

    Kosovo – a Clinton Country

    Hillary Clinton’s Islamist-friendly foreign policy created a terrorist base in Kosovo, and her friends the Saudis are instrumental in setting up the conditions whereby ISIS has gained a foothold in the heart of Europe.

    Hillary owns Kosovo – she is not only personally responsible for its evolution from a province of the former Yugoslavia into a Mafia state, she is also the mother of the policy that made its very existence possible and which she carried into her years as Secretary of State.

    10-foot-high statue of Bill overlooks “Bill Clinton Boulevard” in the capital city of Pristina:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/75/Statut-Clinton-Pristina.JPG

    • elysianfield May 27, 2016 at 11:25 am #

      “10-foot-high statue of Bill overlooks “Bill Clinton Boulevard” in the capital city of Pristina:”

      Q,
      I suppose that would be, also, in violation of the statue of limitations?

      • Q. Shtik May 27, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

        I suppose that would be, also, in violation of the ‘statue of limitations?’

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

        Well, no, not exactly……. that would be in violation of the ‘limitation of statues’ ……….. wink.

  131. FincaInTheMountains May 27, 2016 at 6:40 am #

    The State Department’s Top Cop Imperils Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

    The State Department inspector general’s office concluded that the former Secretary of State violated legally-mandated record keeping requirements.

    Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service and, because she did not do so, she did not comply with the department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act.”

    Bureaucratese riddles that last sentence, but the message is clear: she broke the law.

    http://observer.com/2016/05/hillary-has-lost-the-war-on-honesty/

    This is not the offense for which she will be put in the handcuffs, but it is a violation of the law and the offender or persons who are under the court proceedings has no right to be a candidate for president.

    Now the AG Loretta Lynch must refer the case to the court, and after that “lights off” for Clinton’s campaign, but in the US there is a lot of shades of crimes – misdemeanor, felony and etc. etc. and it give the AG room to maneuver.

    But we should not forget about Obama guarantees given to Chris Wallace on Fox News that Hillary would go to court if she had committed a crime.

  132. ozone May 27, 2016 at 8:30 am #

    I’ve been engaging in a bit of wool-gathering lately regarding this comment section. All the horseshit (and ensuing maggotry) is left out in the open to harden and deepen our cynicism. Perhaps an intentional, “Observe if you will…”, from our incisive host? Of course, that leads to less respect and regard for our fellow humans, but we’ll be needing that as well. The Long Emergency is well underway, and multiple layers of distraction, distortion, jingoist hyperbole and plain ol’ dumbfuckery serves as *verification*, rather than dismissal. (…to a cynic, that is.) Life *within* the Empire is about to become drastically “cheaper”. (As some have noted, is has been proven to have no value whatsoever outside its borders. Behold our Leader as he “drones” on and on.)

    The intrinsic message is: Be prepared to take care of yourself, because all the 3-letter bureaucracies and their teeming swarms of minions have absolutely no intention of engaging in anything but self-propagation, extraction and enslavement. There is one tiny glimmer of a silver lining. They will eventually succumb to their own hubris; how much damage they do to everyone else on the way out is, as yet, undetermined. If we’re very lucky, a nuclear exchange won’t take place. If we’re unlucky? Well, all bets are off then. So what, and so be it; it will only show that we bullshitted ourselves straight unto death.

    “Donald Trump will be forgotten before Thanksgiving. He will leave a bizarre mental imprint on the life of the nation-that-was, something like a bad acid trip. And then the people of North America may actually have to start grappling with the problems induced by a failed banking system, population overshoot, climate instability, and the lost boundaries of social behavior.” – JHK

    Leave aside the Trump-as-forgotten prediction for a moment and you may have a clue to what I’m suggesting. “You people” remind me of gleeful arsonists who can’t see that they’re burning down their own houses. Good luck to the genuine; a pox on those who live by/delight in fraud.

    • BackRowHeckler May 27, 2016 at 10:32 am #

      Oz I tried to bring the discussion back to ‘petroleum’ early in the week; nobody was interested except Mr. Florida Power and Mr. Darling. Even Jim doesn’t talk about the energy issue much anymore.

      As far as the future goes, if we’re lucky we’ll be a big SAfrica,, a rickety, falling apart place with plenty of violence but nobody actually starving to death. If we are not lucky then we’re likely to end up more like Zimbabwe.

      brh

      • malthuss May 27, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

        I keep asking, ‘when’?
        When does gas get scarce, I ask.

        And what will the price of Gas be?

    • elysianfield May 27, 2016 at 11:32 am #

      “You people” remind me of gleeful arsonists who can’t see that they’re burning down their own houses. Good luck to the genuine; a pox on those who live by/delight in fraud.”

      Jesus, Oz…where’s the love?

  133. capt spaulding May 27, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

    It’s pretty funny, I was listening to Rush Limbaugh the other day, and he was explaining how the 2008 financial debacle happened, It was all Bill Clinton’s fault. See, Clinton was overly permissive with the financial corporations and allowed all kinds of shenanigans to go on that eventually led to the meltdown of 2008. Somehow, “Dubya” didn’t fit into the equation at all, there was an eight year gap in the aadministration (my words) until the shit hit the fan. Of course the whole point of this was to emphasize that if Hillary is elected, Bill will be right there with the same sort of insanity that he promoted during his administration. It makes me laugh, but people buy into this bullshit all the time, and you can go blue in the face trying to explain what happened. I have to conclude that about half of the people in this country have their heads up their asses (Democrats for HIllary), and the other half’s heads are an extra six inches in.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

      You becha! It’s all Bill’s fault, Rush got a point!

      If not for the “madness of the printing press” of the 90s, the world would be much better off in 2008 and today.

      Bush administration had to channel the overhanging mass of unfunded money into real estate, or face immediate blowout.

  134. FincaInTheMountains May 27, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

    In the Internet appeared a video co-produced by French composer Jean-Michel Jarre and former US special agent Edward Snowden.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNESMafb5ZI

    You may recognize the footage, where car is caught in the sight of a satellite and the screen fills with bright light. Frames come from one very well-known film, the content of which is directly related to Snowden, or rather to the hysteria fit, which was thrown by the Party of War, when Snowden wound up in Moscow.

    They even forced to land an aircraft with diplomatic credentials!

    Well they were fooled around back then, of course, but still they almost threatened a war. Nuclear war, by the way – not some bullshit no-fly zone. That’s how much Ed had gotten to them!

  135. Q. Shtik May 27, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    OK, so Sumner, one of our favorite billionaires, looks like he’s playing with a deck of 51 but let’s give him a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY…… he turned 93 today.

    Did you know his birth name is Sumner Murray Rothstein? I guess he was born in that era when it was not cool and/or was dangerous to be Jewish. Same with Jerry (Joseph Levitch) Lewis, age 90.

    Speaking of this date, May 27th…….. it marks my 43rd wedding anniversary.

    • tucsonspur May 28, 2016 at 2:51 am #

      Congratulations! I’m assuming you are still married. Well, congrats in any case!

      • Q. Shtik May 28, 2016 at 12:33 pm #

        Congratulations! I’m assuming you are still married.

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

        Yes, and I couldn’t have found a better mate.

        One of her many friends once said she has three moods: happy, happier and happiest. And she’s a terrific cook.

  136. FincaInTheMountains May 27, 2016 at 8:48 pm #

    We have witnessed the destruction of the American Science by the American State, part of which was the loss of rocket technology that brought Americans to the Moon. The American science was destroyed as superfluous in connection with the collapse of the USSR, but in fact, because of hatred that quasi-religious sect of the neocons felt toward the scientific method as such.

    They have destroyed the science because of its ability to demonstrate the human capacity “to read the mind of God“. That is what American scientists used to say 25 years ago, but they are not saying it no more, and when Clintons came to power, they showed that they hate science for its ability to prove that man was created in the image and likeness of God, and not a beast, and not a computer, or even a mixture of beast and computer!

    And it is no coincidence that the neocons, personified by Hillary Clinton, provide the worldwide support for the Islamists, who deliberately trying to shock the world with their inhumanity, devouring the hearts of still living people and immersing them in acid.

    At the same time they are trying to destroy the human culture as such, and knowing iPhones better than the FBI, when received power, will destroy the science all over the world completely, and sprinkle salt on the soil so nothing would grow again for centuries.

    The neocons in America are destroying science as well as Islamists in Syria are blasting Palmyra, and the war in Syria is not against Assad but against the humanity as such.

  137. FincaInTheMountains May 27, 2016 at 9:26 pm #

    Putin Says Romania, Poland May Now Be In Russia’s Crosshairs

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield that Moscow considers a threat to its security.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/romania-poland-russia-putin_us_5748b69ee4b03ede4414dc4b

    Well, that’s not exactly what Putin said. He said that it is “not a missile shield, but the elements of American strategic nuclear arsenal placed on the periphery

    And it’s not only bad news for Romania and Poland, but for the population of Continental US, since the adequate response to such provocation would be putting Russian missiles at comparable flight distance from main American industrial and administrative centers – 5 – 10 minutes flight time.

    Welcome to Caribbean missile crisis on steroids.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 27, 2016 at 9:45 pm #

      And remember, he crux of he issue is that they are deploying the MK-41 universal launchers, capable of launching medium-range missiles, at the Aegis Ashore facilities.

      And nobody knows what’s loaded into those launchers.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 28, 2016 at 5:26 am #

      The extremely short flight time from advanced US strategic missile installations in Eastern Europe and hence a limited time for Moscow decision-making process may eventually lead to necessity of dealing a preemptive disarming strike against US targets, and if it will turn out to be just a flock of birds causing a computer glitch, Putin, as a true gentleman, will say Sorry

    • JimInFlorida May 28, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

      If Putin is smart and creative enough, he will build up Iran as a quasi-empire that acts as a proxy for Russia. A Moscow-backed Iran should establish bases in Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and any other South American country that wants assistance in defending themselves from Washington’s criminal designs.

      Iran’s Navy is a hodge podge of left overs from the Shah’s era and coastal defense speed boats. It would take an enormous logistical feat to establish a chain of supply bases along the African coast that would support trans-Atlantic tours of an Iranian blue water fleet. Iran would have to carefully establish a permanent striking presence, always on the move, in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.
      Carefully in the same way as taking one M&M a day from the bag until, eventually, they’re only a few left and who will risk war to stop a few from being taken from an already empty bag?

  138. wpa_ccc May 27, 2016 at 11:52 pm #

    BERNIE CHALLENGES TRUMP TO DEBATE AND TRUMP COWERS

    TRUMP: “Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher. Likewise, the networks want to make a killing on these events and are not proving to be too generous to charitable causes, in this case, women’s health issues. Therefore, as much as I want to debate Bernie Sanders – and it would be an easy payday – I will wait to debate the first place finisher in the Democratic Party, probably Crooked Hillary Clinton, or whoever it may be.”

    Sanders mocked Trump’s reversal on Friday.

    SANDERS: “I heard that he was going to debate me, then I heard that he was not going to debate me, then I heard that he was going to debate me. Now you’re telling me that he is not going to debate me. Well, you know, I hope that he changes his mind again,” Sanders said.

    “Well, Mr. Trump, what are you so afraid of?” Sanders added.

    TRUMP IS A COWARD. BERNIE IS THE STRONGEST CANDIDATE.

  139. Q. Shtik May 28, 2016 at 12:00 am #

    TRUMP: “Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher. Likewise, the networks want to make a killing on these events and are not proving to be too generous to charitable causes, in this case, women’s health issues. Therefore, as much as I want to debate Bernie Sanders – and it would be an easy payday – I will wait to debate the first place finisher in the Democratic Party, probably Crooked Hillary Clinton, or whoever it may be.” – wpa

    =========

    I do not believe this is a direct quote from Trump. He is simply not capable of stringing together such coherent sentences.

    • BackRowHeckler May 28, 2016 at 1:40 am #

      That’s a point in his favor. The tenured Marxist bull shitter we got now can talk a blue streak. We need a fighter and a winner, not the captain of the HS debating society.

      brh

    • FincaInTheMountains May 28, 2016 at 5:36 am #

      “I do not believe this is a direct quote from Trump. He is simply not capable of stringing together such coherent sentences.” — Mr.Q

      Excellent observation, Mr.Q, the man who build the real estate empire, made billions in the process and won the primaries of Republican party out of 16 candidates, beating “queen Hillary” to it, is simply incapable of coherent talk.

  140. FincaInTheMountains May 28, 2016 at 5:09 am #

    Somehow, “Dubya” didn’t fit into the equation at all == capt spaulding

    We still do not know how it would have ended back then, at the turn of the millennium, if in 2000 George W. Bush wouldn’t have become the US president.

    And the “Axis of Bush” began to take shape around him in full compliance with the Hegelian principle of “negation of negation” or “my enemy’s enemy is my friend.”

    The “Axis of Bush” as a geopolitical alliance formed of the states that recognized the priority of US national interests in international affairs in exchange for recognition of the sovereign rights of the members of this axis to the national distinctions in democracy.

    And George W. Bush began his presidency with that he saw the soul in Putin’s eyes, and then Russia, albeit with reservations, but still became the member of “Axis of Bush” and remained there until the time when the global economic crisis has allowed the “Axis of Clintons” without waiting for the end of the George W. Bush term, to take control of US foreign policy, including military and special units stationed in Georgia.

    In spite of this, a Texas gentleman George W. Bush has remained true to his word, and even after the Georgian war did not allow “Axis of Clintons” with Condoleezza Rice, who joined them, to escalate the conflict in South Ossetia to open aggression against the Russian Federation.

    This had largely predetermined the victory of Barack Obama in 2008 election and his Nobel Peace Prize that he did not let Hillary Clinton to take possession of the “red button”, which by default made Barack a member of “Axis of Bush”.

  141. Cold N. Holefield May 28, 2016 at 9:41 am #

    BRH said: That’s a point in his favor. The tenured Marxist bull shitter we got now can talk a blue streak. We need a fighter and a winner, not the captain of the HS debating society.

    What an excellent point, my good buddy & old pal. My, the times you and I would have over a couple of beers, maybe more, on the front porch. If only it could be. It would make for such fun & great memories.

    Trump, unlike Obama, is a real Marxist in the making. Sure, he’s only half-formed, but the formation of the second half should be a piece of cake. The formation of the first half is always the toughest part.

    At the core of Marxist philosophy, or at least the start of the process of economic equality, is a leveling of the playing field. What this means is a Robin Hood Strategy must be deployed — the budding Dictatorship of the Proletariat quite literally has to steal from The Rich and redistribute that repatriated stolen wealth to its rightful heirs, The Poor.

    Trump has the Steal from The Rich part down to a science. His profit margins are substantial. He gouges The Rich. He knows what makes The Rich tick because, perhaps, it’s what makes him tick. It’s not necessarily the quality of the product and/or service, although the appearance of such is important, it’s the purchase of Exclusivity that’s important to The Rich.

    The Rich, above all else, seek, nay desire with all their hearts & souls if they had either, Exclusivity. They need daily, nay hourly, reinforcement that THEY are better than, superior to, The Poor.

    Trump knows that’s their basic vulnerability, if for no other reasons than because it’s his vulnerability as well, and he robs them blind. The second part he hasn’t accomplished, and that’s redistributing what he’s stolen from The Rich back to The Poor. Currently, he steals from The Rich and gives to himself, but with enough “encouragement” from The Masses, I’m sure he can be convinced to complete the ever-so-important second half of The Marxist Equation.

    Go Trump!!!

    • FincaInTheMountains May 28, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

      Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

    • Q. Shtik May 28, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

      There’s enough grist in this mill to discuss for a week. I laughed out loud at your use of “nay’ twice in quick succession.

      For openers, there are two types of very wealthy people: There’s the Trump type who feel they must flaunt it, otherwise what’s the use of having it. And then there’s the other type for which I cannot provide an iconic name because they do not display themselves; We literally don’t know who they are. Their purpose in acquiring wealth is to enable their remaining free of/separate from the unwashed and their culture or lack thereof.

      The Trump type is more than OK with faux carytids* made from 80 lb bags of sakrete ($5.55 at Home Depot) coated with gold spray paint ($8.49 at Walmart).

      The Other type does not require attention to “feel good about themselves.”

      * See Fred on Everything

      • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

        Old money vs New money is the traditional way of putting it. Of course, there are other factors, ethnic and personal.

  142. volodya May 28, 2016 at 11:01 am #

    Ozone, that is exactly the case, the clerisy occupying positions of power within those same three-letter organizations are there to serve themselves and don’t even pretend otherwise. They only fear string-pulling Oligarchs. They sure as hell don’t fear you or me.

    Anyone outside the confines of those same organizations, who foolishly expect something from said organizations, will find themselves in futile and draining struggles against walls of indifference (at best) or hostility (at worst).

    You want to do WHAT Mr Ozone? You want to change your mailing address? You ask a great deal Mr Ozone. Come back tomorrow Sir, or call tomorrow, or fill out these forms and file them by such-and such a date. You already did? We have no record of it. You are not in compliance. Take a number and sit over there and wait and wait and wait. And wait and wait and wait.

    Or leave a detailed message at the tone because the person you want to talk to is absent today or otherwise occupied or doesn’t give a shit or is stupendously incompetent or is fucked in the head or is actively plotting your downfall. Give up Mr Ozone, your file is missing, your record has been corrupted, you’re beaten, nobody will rectify whatever needs rectifying. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll stop calling.

    What if you get the short end of the stick you ask? My-oh-my Mr Ozone, you are one stubborn specimen. OK, the straight story is that you’re screwed. Screwed, do you understand? Do you really though?

    Laws and courts and fairness and due process? Bullshit, Mr Ozone. These things are for people will necessary resources of time and money and manpower. And even then, everyone knows the rules aren’t there to ensure fair and equitable outcomes, no, they’re there to protect THEM and against YOU.

    IOW the so-called misnamed “public servants” are anything but. They are your masters. You don’t tell them what to do, they tell you. You do what they say, when they say, or else. The law sez so Mr Ozone.

    So shut up Mr Ozone and pay your money and submit to the dictates and surveillance and intrusiveness. And stay off the radar, if you can.

    But, of course you’re right, as we’ve seen over and over throughout our lamentable history, their hubris will be their undoing, the only question being how much rubble they leave in their passing.

    • ozone May 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

      Absolutely, Mr. V.! 😉

      In the spirit of equitable give and take, I now extend my #1 piece of advice from the list of suggestions for travelers to foreign climes to that of domestic denizens. To whit: “Have as little to do with police and military personnel as possible unless you are willing to endure the damage of colliding with immovable and immutable bureaucracies. Such collisions will likely result in a large or total loss of funds, possibly your health, and finally, even your life. Keeping a low profile is not optional, it’s mandatory.”

      • ozone May 28, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

        …To accommodate our resident niggler, Q., that should be “to wit”.

        • Cold N. Holefield May 28, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

          Oh My God — he used the “n” word.

          • volodya May 28, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

            Didn’t somebody lose their job over saying the word “niggardly”? .

            So, no more using words that start with “n”.

          • Cold N. Holefield May 28, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

            Not yet, volodya, but give it time. Pretty soon, if you articulate in anything but acronyms, your iDentity will be erased and you’ll be forced, for the rest of your biological life, to mine the precious metals so crucial to instantaneous, and mind-destroying, informational gratification.

        • Q. Shtik May 28, 2016 at 5:01 pm #

          Glad you fixed that ’cause I would have jumped on it with all fours.

        • Q. Shtik May 28, 2016 at 10:46 pm #

          Ozone said: “…to accommodate our resident niggler, Q.”

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

          Hey Mom, Ozone called me a niggler! – Q.

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

          Well that’s ridiculous…..look at how fair skinned you are – Q.’s Mom

  143. FincaInTheMountains May 28, 2016 at 11:19 am #

    Trump’s statement in regards of debates between him and Bernie:

    Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher.

    Trump just couldn’t have provided more help to Obama and Sanders in their fight against Hillary.

    • Elrond Hubbard May 28, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

      “Their” fight? Sanders obviously, but Obama? He got into office by letting Democrats con themselves into thinking he was what Sanders actually is, got reelected as the lesser of two evils, more or less kept the lights on, bombed some people he was expected to bomb, kept the banksters out of prison (his really crucial success), and now he’s little more than half a year from collecting his winnings. How is he part of Sanders’ fight against Hillary?

      • Cold N. Holefield May 28, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

        Excellent points — and don’t forget, most importantly, with Obamacare he extended the failed business model of the corrupt health insurance companies as they continue their harvest of wealth for another 20 yrs or more.

        Also, like every president before him, he followed orders and continued with the consolidation of power in the office of The Executive with all his Executive Orders. Let’s just face it — we’re a Stone’s Throw from True Dictatorial Decree. The time for debating has long since passed and soon enough, the time for even commenting about any of it will soon be a luxury of the past.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

          Yes, the danger has always been from the Left. Liberals are just too stupid and mendacious to stop looking at Conservatives and look at themselves. Of course the Elite are funding the revolution and that confuses them and most Conservatives as well. If you try to explain it, it will be dismissed as “conspiracy theory” and you will be marginalized as a nut.

          Tell a Lefty that he’s on the same side of immigration as the Corporations and they will just look at you slack jawed. The simple fact is so outside the Narrative that it doesn’t compute with them.

  144. Cold N. Holefield May 28, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

    Q. Hiram said: I laughed out loud at your use of “nay’ twice in quick succession.

    I almost used it THREE times in succession. You inspired me with “nay” since you used it in a recent comment to my blog.

    The comment is satire, Q. Shtik — something, I think, that’s lost on you most of the time being the Fundamentalist you so obviously are.

    Was this Hiram’s favorite beer?

    See Fred

  145. Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

    Saw Vaxed last night. Utterly damning. The CDC are demons out of hell, nothing less. The threat of negative reaction leading to autism could be greatly reduced by giving the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella shots separately. But as one official said, that would get in the way of MMR program. Also giving the shots later would help greatly. Apparently that would get in the way too.

    The simplest testing protocols such as vaccinating vs non vaccinating are not done, even though they are done for every other drug. According to the whistle blower, they were done and making the results known would have interfered with the program. Another suppressed piece of data: under the current schedule, Blacks are around 2.35 times as likely to become autistic. Letting that get out would be bad for the program too.

    Autism used to be almost unknown, around 1 in 10,000. Now it’s 1 in 50 and they trying to claim genetic factors. A few families have gotten compensation, but from the government. The industry is protected. The film got banned from the Cannes film festival too. So people are thinking that big Pharma controls everything. They are players no doubt, but I’d say rather that they are IN with the Elite and that’s a general multiplier effect above and beyond the basic power of their lobby and the size of their bribes. Those are the dues paid for being part of the Elite.

    Think about it: what profits the Elite more: healthy kids or utterly damaged kids who bankrupt their parents and society while enriching Private Industry? The most alarming part of the Film was its revelation that the Industry wants mandatory life time vaccines for everyone of every age. Meanwhile, the rate of autism is still exploding. If trends continue, it will be one in two boys in a few short decades.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/054155_thimerosal_autism_CDC_documents.html

    • Elrond Hubbard May 28, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

      Last week, Janos lunged at the opportunity to slander me as an apologist for pederasty, after I posted on the unrelated topic of bathroom discrimination laws aimed at trans people. Today we see he needs no such prompting to inject nonsense into the public record; he goes out looking for it on his own.

      The myth of a relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism stems from a single paper published in The Lancet in 1998 and since retracted. Ten of the authors withdrew their names from the paper after serious irregularities regarding the study came to light, including cherry-picked evidence, conflicts of interest and ethical lapses by the investigator Andrew Wakefield, as follows:

      “The GMC began investigating after learning from [investigative reporter Brian] Deer that Wakefield had failed to declare he had been paid £55,000 to advise lawyers representing parents who believed that the vaccine had harmed their children. The GMC found that Wakefield had:

      – Improperly obtained blood for research purposes from normal children attending his son’s birthday party, paid them £5 for their discomfort, and later joked during a lecture about having done this.
      – Subjected autistic children to colonoscopy, lumbar punctures, and other tests without approval from a research review board.
      – Failed to disclose that he had filed a patent for a vaccine to compete with the MMR
      – Starting a child on an experimental product called Transfer Factor, which he planned to market.”

      Source: http://www.autism-watch.org/news/lancet.shtml

      As a general matter, vaccines are safe and effective, including the MMR vaccine. Every one of us who hasn’t been killed or disfigured by e.g. smallpox, including all generations to come thanks to its eradication through vaccination, owes the scientific community an unpayable debt. And if there is a hell, Andrew Wakefield ought to pray that God’s mercy is all it’s cracked up to be, because he has a lot to answer for.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2016 at 1:05 am #

        So how do you explain the explosion of autism to thousands of thousands of times what it was before? Are all the people who say their children seized up and mentally died after being vaccinated all lying?

        Once upon a time people like you would have been open to this. But now that you’ve seized control of the system, you are the system. A Corporate Socialist – what a loathsome thing indeed.

        • Elrond Hubbard May 29, 2016 at 11:38 am #

          I’m not offering an explanation for the increased incidence of autism, since I don’t have one (what am I, an epidemiologist?). As always, LMGTFY:

          “The true incidence of autism spectrum disorders is likely to be within the range of 30-60 cases per 10 000, a huge increase over the original estimate 40 years ago of 4 per 10 000. The increase is largely a consequence of improved ascertainment and a considerable broadening of the diagnostic concept. However, a true risk due to some, as yet to be identified, environmental risk factor cannot be ruled out. There is no support for the hypothesis for a role of either MMR or thimerosal in causation, but the evidence on the latter is more limited.” — M. Rutter, Acta Paediatrica, 94(1), pp. 2-15, January 2005.

          I have friends with autistic family members, and in fact I had a girlfriend once who was on the autism spectrum. I feel compassion for anyone dealing with this or any debilitating condition in themselves or a loved one. But “all the people who say their children seized up and mentally died after being vaccinated” are not scientists, and they’re not performing controlled empirical studies. They may be committing the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy, saying that X was followed by Y, therefore X caused Y.

          Andrew Wakefield acted unethically and irresponsibly, and the consequences of his actions continue to play themselves out as people in pain hunt for answers.

          • elysianfield May 29, 2016 at 7:53 pm #

            Elrond,
            Improved ascertainment and broadening of the diagnostic concept could easily explain a factor of 8X increase in reported cases, considering the poor record of scientific challenge and monetization of the field. There is a lot of bad science out there today.

    • AKlein May 29, 2016 at 7:37 am #

      Janos, the problem with vaccines and the Pharma industry may be a lot more insidious than what you suggest. The fact is, every cure or amelioration of a condition is a tradeoff. Simply everything has side-effects. The real ethical question is whether those tradeoffs are known, evaluated, and clearly understood as to whether it has provided a net benefit – and to whom. This is usually not a simple exercise. That’s where the mischief start, and of course grows. Where does this lead us, then? Well, it becomes apparent that proper evaluation and governance can only be provided by people of special character; certainly not by a pack of stupid, selfish, immature, self-absorbed, greedy charlatans. Unfortunately that’s exactly whom we have put at the helm. The problem, Janos, is that these creatures aren’t just at the helm of Pharma – they are just about EVERYWHERE. They arise out of the earth just like dragons teeth when the concept of “the Volk” is eradicated. The active recognition of “the Volk” lays down an honorable, even if possibly imperfect, framework for the nuanced handling of intrinsic tradeoffs that provide no obvious most beneficial choices. I think Solzhenitsyn could have explained this very well.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 29, 2016 at 2:09 pm #

        Yes, exactly – and what I’ve been saying here for a decade or so. But you do realize that America is kaput once this is realized? There are too many volks here now after all. And official policy is to rob Whites and give to these others. And the ruling class doesn’t identify with Whites either. They are either of a different Volk (Jewish) or psychopathic Whites who have renounced all ethnic loyalty in service of their own greed.

        Did you see the movie? Utterly damning. CDC bigwigs were lawyering up instead of just telling their findings. They had to since they had lied and played with the data so much. And the whistle blower lawyered up to since he refused to go along with it. He’s no hero but he had his limits, both in terms of professional credibility and in terms of what his conscience would let him get away with. He felt bad about the kids in other words.

        These people jump from public to private to university all the time. It’s one big rotten stew. And yes, this model is the societal model now, true for many fields.

  146. Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    So: if the goal is to allocate White resources into ensuring that brown people are not poor, you can work it all through logically, based on the data. And everyone would come to the same conclusion, which is that colonialism is the best solution.

    And yet, this is not discussed. None of it is ever discussed. It is just “yes, diversity is destroying you, and it isn’t doing anything to alleviate third world poverty, but you have to have it or we will call you mean names.”

    As such, one can only come to the conclusion that the goal of diversity has nothing to do with helping brown people. The goal is to destroy White societies, and ultimately to exterminate the White race.

    If we are honest with ourselves, and honest with the data, there is no other conclusion we can come to.

    This guy (Andrew Anglin) can think. Darling can not or will not. He thinks Europe should kill itself to save Muslims from everywhere – not just Syria. Strangely but positively, he says he’s against mass illegal Hispanic incursion into America. But if they claimed to be refugees, or they were marketed as such, would he reverse his opinion? Who knows? In any case, if he can’t get something simple like the Muslim invasion right, how can we trust his judgement on something complex like global warming?

    Elrond gets it of course. He just has different values. Like Heidi Beirich, he wants the West to be destroyed via mass immigration.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 28, 2016 at 2:35 pm