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Time, they say, is nature’s way of making sure that everything doesn’t happen at once. If that’s so, then maybe time has stopped because all of a sudden everything seems to be happening at once. Three things, actually: 1) a Russian military operation in Ukraine that a lot of people in America want to turn into World War Three; 2) an epic crack-up of the world financial system; and 3) the breakdown of the fishy Covid-19 affair and especially the story behind its holy avatar: the mRNA vaccine.

In a sane society, that might be enough to trip the institutional reality-test apparatus, but we are not a sane society these days, so we plunge ever-deeper into a hurly-burly of wrongful endeavor vectoring toward self-destruction. The immediate problem is a nation (us) that is powerfully bamboozled, led by a figurehead nobody believes in, backed by a hidden coterie of actors who appear to hate our country enough to try to sink it.

Forgive me for re-stating the premise of the Ukraine situation but one must counter the propaganda emitted like poison gas by a perfidious news media: Russia objected to the expansion of NATO to its very border, based on long-standing prior agreements about it. “Joe Biden” had every chance to formally recognize that reality and stupidly demurred. The Ukrainian government, ditto. Our side (the USA) had already created enough mischief there in mounting the 2014 coup against a government friendly with Russia, and then arming its replacement to harass Ukraine’s own citizens in its easternmost provinces, Donetsk and Luhansk. Two weeks ago, Russia moved in to forcefully correct all that. After all, Ukraine had been a part of Russia since they wrested it from the Ottoman (Turkish) empire in the 1700s, and in any other sense Ukraine is within Russia’s sphere-of-influence, as such things are defined in geopolitical history.

The US-led response to the Russian op was an attempt to dismantle the complex interbank payment systems of the global economy in order to punish one region (Russia) of the global economy — that is, cutting off your leg to punish yourself for walking into harm’s way. The result of that now is mayhem in the financial markets and in currencies, with global commodities like grain, oil, and ores acting as hostages. This hostage-taking has far-reaching effects because the nations of the world can’t operate without food, energy, and stuff to make products out of. Interfere with the rational distribution of them and you’ll get chaos and death.

Financial markets are averse to threats of chaos and death. These conditions tend to interfere with formal promises between parties to service loans, which is the basis of finance. If finance destabilizes badly, standards of living plummet, and pretty soon people are stuck being hungry in the cold and dark — which is the opposite of being happy and civilized. So, maybe jamming an I-beam into the machinery of global finance isn’t the splendid idea it seemed to be a few days ago when the geniuses behind “Joe Biden” swung into action pretending to be super-heroes fighting an imagined nemesis. Standing by to see how all that works out….

Then there is the resolving picture of all the mysterious puzzle-pieces in the Covid-19 story. Sunday night, America’s premier propaganda vessel, CBS’s 60-Minutes, ran a puff-piece on the CDC starring the warm-and-fuzzy Mom figure, Rochelle Walensky. It is hard to overstate just how dishonest the segment was, starting with its subtle effort to keep America in a state of alarm (“new variants” coming!), proceeding to a deceptive cartoon of how the mRNA “vaccines” work wonders (“white memory cells patrol the body,” no mention of spike proteins), and concluding with exhortations for Americans to continue vaxxing and boosting up — despite an avalanche of news coming from elsewhere than 60-Minutes about the CDC withholding critical information from the public it’s supposed to serve throughout the two-year-plus crisis, not to mention new data from alt-media on extensive injury and death rates among the vaccinated, including shocking info from the court-ordered recent release of Pfizer’s own records.

Was this 60-Minutes segment corporate media’s attempt to cover-up the emerging crimes of America’s public health agencies in concert with Pharma and media itself? That is, to get ahead of the story, as has lately been the strategy for all the cable channels and legacy newspapers with more and more citizens asking themselves if they have been played? Meanwhile, the Big Kahuna of Covid-19, one Dr. Anthony Fauci, has gone-to-ground, made himself scarce, skipped the scene, vamoosed… amid all the new controversy. Word has apparently come down from on-high in the Party of Chaos that his ubiquitous puss on the nation’s flat-screens is no longer helping to sell the mass vaxx directive. Too many people, perhaps, suspect that he caused the whole thing to happen in the first place and then botched his attempt to play savior over it.

It would be a pity for the Party of Chaos (starts with a “D”) and its accomplices in the Covid frauds if the events playing out in Ukraine actually concluded with a reduction of danger and chaos in that corner of the world. It is surely the last thing they want. Yet the possibility exists that Russia will pacify the country, disarm it, neutralize its most corrupt and obdurately degenerate factions, and set it up as a properly governed backwater that will not threaten to upset the peace of the world again for some time ahead. Then, the spotlight will be back on the Covid crime against humanity and the folks who perpetrated it. And there will be nowhere for them to hide….especially with financial markets crashing down on their ears.



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1,183 Responses to “Nowhere Left to Hide”

  1. Penelope Dreadful March 7, 2022 at 10:03 am #

    I am afraid that Ukraine will opt for guerilla warfare, and thus prolong the conflict. Particularly with all the weapons flowing in.

    • Disaffected March 7, 2022 at 10:10 am #

      It appears the boys in DC are doing everything in their rapidly diminishing power to ensure that’s the way it goes. Vlad is taking note. Payback will be a bitch.

      • Penelope Dreadful March 7, 2022 at 10:25 am #

        Maybe Vlad needs to sneak some Stingers and AK-47s into our inner-city areas, with a note – “Oh Hai America! I found some of your stuff over here and I am just returning it to you!”

        • Walter B March 7, 2022 at 11:09 am #

          I saw an interview with an independent reporter in Ukraine who claimed that when they handed out AK’s to the people, a lot of people, some of them started killing the neighbors that pissed them off or just hid in the cellar with them pointed at the door. A real bone head move if you ask me. When someone asks me what kind of a firearm they should buy and they have never owned one before I tell them “Don’t do it, you’ll only hurt someone or yourself”. Arming unarmed civilians is seriously retarded, but I guess when your county is ruled by a stand up comic, that’s what you get. I hate to think of what we are going to get being ruled by a dementia riddled, corrupt sellout asshole. Oh boy.

          • Uncle Bob March 7, 2022 at 10:06 pm #

            Don’t insult dementia riddled, corrupt sellout assholes by comparing them to Klaus Schwab’s moronic marionette.

          • Anthea March 8, 2022 at 2:22 am #

            Neighbors deciding to shoot each other is quite a predictable outcome in a chaotic situation, and the more corrupt the country, the more predictable it is.

            People have long memories. They remember the judge who ruled against them on a technicality, in that civil suit twenty years ago, because “the fix was in.” They remember the tweaker who molested their kid. They remember the cop who who shot their dog or who gave them a ticket for discharging firearms inside the city limits when a stray dog was attacking their toddler. They remember the crooks down at city hall who were doing extra-judicial condemnations in hopes of stealing people’s homes. Or, on a lighter note, they remember their nasty neighbor, the dog catcher, and the driver with road rage who gave them the finger.

            Many people have the proverbial “list.”

          • Mike G March 8, 2022 at 8:12 am #

            interesting I’ve been armed for 61 years, since about the time I was 8. A lot of people have pissed me off in 61 years and I’ve never even pointed a firearm at them. Mostly I killed animals to eat or to get rid of vermin. Maybe living in the country I don’t consider people vermin, they are just a nuisance. There are criminals and people with no morals throughout a society. I can see though if you live in a rat race, there might be vermin about.

          • Anthea March 8, 2022 at 9:38 am #

            @ Mike G:

            I live in the country and have never owned a gun, but, as you probably know, living in the country is not a guarantee that there are no child-molester or tweakers in your neighborhood. (Check online for registered sex offenders in your area.) Also, during the housing bubble leading up to 2008, there were many illegal shenanigans (mostly by city officials) aimed at running people out of their homes so that said city officials or their relatives could buy them cheaply. This stuff ended with the housing crash.

            Over the years, I have heard many private conversations in which someone expressed a desire to shoot a tweaker, child-molester, or crook–though it never happened, and this kind of surprises me.

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        • Gonga Din March 7, 2022 at 11:17 am #

          I have been wondering about suitcase nukes potentially brought in over the wide open border, and or positioned around the globe strategically as a you know the thing.

          • beantownbill. March 7, 2022 at 11:48 am #

            I’ve been thinking the same thing for years. I’d bet that every major country in the world has them hidden somewhere inside their border, placed by outside sources. It’s only logical. I’m glad you brought this up.

          • elysianfield March 7, 2022 at 11:57 am #

            Gonga,
            It is obvious that there is technology to detect the movement (probably using satellites) of fissile materials…were it not so, we’d have been lit up years ago.

            Just an opinion.

          • Walter B March 7, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

            I wouldn’t be too worried about other entities bringing in WMD when our own government is the most frightening enemy we have. Heck, THEIR WMD’s are already here!

          • SpeedyBB March 7, 2022 at 3:34 pm #

            The flurry of alarms around the so-called “suitcase nukes”, personified in the late Colonel Alexander Lebed, who generated headlines in the late 1990s with stories of around 100 missing devices, potentially in the hands of jihadi nutcases, quickly died down, when it became apparent that it would have already happened had it been for real. “Suitcase” is kind of a misnomer as you’re looking at, what, 100kg for the porter to sling up to you on the train? Not to mention that warm and fuzzy feeling you’re going to get from all the unshielded radiation.

            My own hypothesis, imagined up even before I read THE FOURTH PROTOCOL, is that some front organization has rented a grand apartment in a ritzy building, with a fine view overlooking the Kremlin. In the gracious living room rests a grand piano, but it’s not just grand: it has a nuclear device nestled within.

            Meanwhile there is a dowdy, beat-up van in long-term parking somewhere in Brooklyn, also with a nuclear device tucked away behind heavy shielding.

            All you have to do to keep these babies percolating is to change the tritium starter every 13 years or so. (Please forgive any obsolete reportage or errors: I have no experience with such matters and only share what I have picked up hither and yon, like a magpie.)

            Each of the two legacy nuclear superpowers has advised the other that these bombs are in place, and ready to rock, if not specifying exactly where. Thus, a Mexican stand-off exists, even without all the colorful paraphernalia of ICBMs, TU-95s and cruise missiles.

            That Senator Phogbound can stand up in Congress and bellow a death-threat on Vlad Putin in this day and age is simply astonishing. Give the man a gin & tonic and sit him down.

          • benr March 7, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

            I know of instances where people who just had chemo-therapy set off radiological detectors on Fire trucks.
            A suit case nuke unless really well shielded will spike enough to set off the alarms.

          • Not_GeorgeT March 9, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

            I’m a bit more concerned about these:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch2Rqte6XOs

            The video is from 7 years ago, the tech has likely advanced considerably. Containers everywhere. The impact in damage could be debated. The fear factor is always in play, which magnifies any event.

            Then the move comes to surrender liberties for safety, which results in repression with false safety.

            How many containers did the hypthothetical ‘you’ drive by in the past week? Just sitting idle somewhere. I carry it forward a little, viewing how many unknowns have passed across the Southern Border and dispersed through the country.

            No answers, just questions.

    • ThorsHammer March 7, 2022 at 11:40 am #

      Penelope

      The guerilla warfare that you fear “may” be chosen by “Ukraine” has been the primary goal of the US/NATO since the war was already lost militarily by the second day after Russian invasion. The US original goal of integrating the Nazi government into the EU and NATO and stationing missiles 5 miles from Moscow was foreclosed by the Russian intervention, so they switched to Plan B. Create a quagmire to entrap Russia in an endless conflict and allow the economic warfare against it time to bear fruit. Never mind the hundreds of thousands of lives that would be lost.

      Don’t lose focus upon the fact that all news about the war is propaganda and manufactured to create war fever. “all the weapons flowing in.” “tens of thousands of international volunteers signing up to fight for freedom.” “40 mile long Russian convoy stalled short of Kiev because it is out of fuel” American “news” media doesn’t even need to have a single live reporter in the entire Ukraine to provide images of the battles— any old battle images from a decade past or even from a movie will do. A little mild Photoshoping and its ready fro prime time.

      One can’t really fault a nation at war for attempting to control information. If Russia had as sophisticated a propaganda system as the US it would do the same. What is unique about this particular moment is that the COVID Panic has left large segments of the population stripped of the capability of rational thought. Whether through the magnification of FEAR or even through the penetration of the fake vaccine artificial S protein through the blood/brain barrier fogging the ability of the brain to function as it did before being injected.

      • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 11:59 am #

        Nazi government? They were having gay pride parades and bringing in Arabs and Blacks. The president was Jewish. In what sense can this be a Nazi government?

        • ThorsHammer March 7, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

          Give it up, Jarek

          You are the only person in the world who insists upon the definition of Nazi as being the same as “nationalist.” Or perhaps Divine?.

          • benr March 7, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

            @thors hammer

            Jarek is correct nazi was national socialist.
            That is the simple truth.

        • Ussi March 7, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

          Look up the “Azzov battalion” Jarek.

        • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

          Thor: Nazi has two meanings: Slang for German National Socialist.

          And as a pejorative synonym for totalitarian or authoritarian if applied to a person.

          Which sense are you using it in? And btw, I have never equated nationalist and German nationalist as one and the same. One is a set and the other is a member of a set. It would be like saying all dogs are German Shepherds.

          If Ukraine was a Nazi run nation in the first sense, they would not be having gay pride parades or bringing in non-Europeans. So did you mean the second sense? Zelensky as authoritarian? Tucker Carlson said as much so you may have a point if you meant it that way. But based on your response, I don’t think you know what you meant.

          • Alzaebo March 7, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

            “Nazi” is shorthand, ok?

            Realistically, the resurrected “SS units” are a caricature.

          • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

            The fascism here in the US supports gay pride parades and POC.

            Guessing it’s the same in Ukraine.

          • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

            Al: Shorthand for what?

            Do you think Ukraine is run by Nazis? If so, so is America and the rest of the West – and the word has been rendered meaningless. It’s like trying to talk to someone about fruit who thinks fruit means gay. Or who thinks that there’s only one kind of fruit, namely an apple. When someone starts talking about an orange grove, they think they mean the color orange.

            Confucius: The first step towards is the “rectification of names” (returning words to their real meanings).

          • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

            correction: towards reform

          • Jimpa March 7, 2022 at 5:45 pm #

            Speaking of gay fascism, check out Zelensky dancing in gay drag and high heels with his friends in this ” music” video. I swear you couldn’t make this stuff up any weirder if you wanted to.
            https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=24&v=kgOSrw9Q8rc&feature=youtu.be

      • taijitu March 7, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

        It’s such a treat to read what is almost as good as what it was that engendered it.

    • hortonz March 7, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

      Hate crimes against Canada’s Russian community have spiked over the last week, with churches, homes and community centers vandalized and individuals of Russian nationality targeted with threatening phone calls. The federal government has responded with silence. Which leads one to think that the authorities are perfectly fine with the dangerous Russophobia that’s being pumped out by the CBC, CNN and what’s left of the legacy media. Funny how easily the mainstream media is able to turn the entire population against an ethnic group that, to my knowledge, has never caused any harm to Canadians. But that’s the left for you. When it’s convenient, they put all their talk about everyone being human beings first aside and use the power of the media to spread lies about innocent Canadians, even if they have family in the Ukraine. Never been more ashamed of my country or my government. Meanwhile, Canadian citizens can’t leave or enter the country without a negative covid test. Don’t think that applies to the 400,000-plus immigrants we are taking in every year of the thousands more that are coming here illegally through our porous border. Canada’s own answer to Fauci, one Theresa Tam, is warning that if the latest covid variant continues to gain traction, we’ll be back in lockdown.

    • Nigel Tufnel March 7, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

      Thanks Mr K!
      I suppose there’s no pressing need to write fiction these days? The real world is dystopian beyond belief as it is! Can you imagine pitching this plot as a script? Way too unbelievable, they would say.

      I like to start with a definition of terms – when we say “Ukraine”, what we mean is CIA and US backed mercenaries propping up a puppet they can control – this started in 2014.

      Definition of terms – “US” – a gang of criminals who stole the 2020 election by hook and crook – incited arson and riots, opened the borders, and jailed peaceful citizens involved in 01-06.

      Now the “US” is setting up a contingency plan for a “Ukrainian” government in exile, in case Zalinsky outlives his usefulness or simply gets run out of town. That way the scam can be continued longer. Already they are petitioning congress for several billion of our tax dollars to serve this purpose.

      The Ukraine situation was win/win for all the grifters in congress. Nancy, Hunter, Joe, Kerry, the usual gang of warmongers – stood to profit from weapons sales to all “sides” – no resolution necessary, the longer the conflict the more money gets transferred from the American tax payer to the war mongers in the MIC and congress.

      They needed Russia there to amp up the volume, and provide a smoke screen diversion for covid scam blame. What they do Not want is for Russia to resolve the situation and make Ukraine into an independent neutral country.

      • ThorsHammer March 7, 2022 at 9:24 pm #

        Nigel

        One more definition:

        Homeland Security

        A disinformation program built around the Cheney/Rumsfeld false flag op that brought down the Triple Towers and buried the massive shortfall in the Pentagon budget.

        “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” William Casey, CIA Director 1981-1987

        • SpeedyBB March 10, 2022 at 2:30 am #

          …including just how Mr. Casey died.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle March 10, 2022 at 10:37 pm #

          Some quotes are brilliant/priceless, including that one, which, to be sure, will be cross-checked/referenced by myself to try to make sure about its authenticity.

    • StarStreak March 9, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

      Predictions:

      The conflict widens as other countries flare up or get embroiled

      China invades Taiwan

      The US passes new restrictive laws, one of them being against ‘freedom truckers’

      The FCC flexes its powers

      More brainwashing, propaganda and people turning against each other, in some cases turning people in

      Habeas corpus suspended at some point

      Extreme weather and flooding

      Oil is symbolically splashed into the streets, symbolizing an oil crash and collapse of society

      Possible greater conflict

      • StarStreak March 9, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

        Western racketeers and global gangsters making business power moves. The oligarchs may turn on Putin. Ji facing toy dolls against each other like puppets. The three main powers and Europe in debt facing systemic crisis. A dangerous game playing out to be sure. Air strikes and aerial bombardment somewhere on the menu.

      • SpeedyBB March 10, 2022 at 2:31 am #

        Liberace returns from the dead.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle March 10, 2022 at 10:42 pm #

        Here’s one to add to your list:

        The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is debunked.

      • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 8:54 am #

        And to cap it all, Billy Joel comes out of retirement.

        • StarStreak March 11, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

          All a wet dream come true

  2. MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 10:04 am #

    Yet another excellent overview and article on the current situation, James. Thank you.

    You bet they are trying to get ahead of the covid19 hoax, but at the same time, they are pushing endless virus fear because they need that in order to get their vax passes, which we discovered this week that the WHO is now preparing to foist on us globally.

    These are sneaky characters and they don’t appear to be anywhere close to quitting until they destroy the country so they can “build back better.” And yes, the chaos party begins with a D.

    • Beryl of Oyl March 7, 2022 at 10:21 am #

      In the meantime, the Republicans have once again found a foreign country they can pretend to be more concerned about than America.

      It never occurs to anyone anymore that they are American representatives, and no foreign nation is any of their business unless it has a direct negative impact on us.

      They still pretend not to know that the vaxxpass isn’t just a “requirement” of a private business, like wearing a shirt.

      • Penelope Dreadful March 7, 2022 at 10:26 am #

        I have turned off FOX for a while for all their stupid propagandizing. I think Sean Hannity has blown his mind on shrooms or something.

        • C.O.Jones March 7, 2022 at 11:10 am #

          WHOA! Hannity on shrooms – I shudder to think!

        • Kevvia Knack March 8, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

          Sean Hannity and a guest proclaimed yesterday that the USA can be energy dependent for 100 or possibly 200 more years. I make a partial retraction to my earlier comment about the veracity of Fox News. I never said I believed every single word that’s spoken on the network

      • ThorsHammer March 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

        It is such a relief to know that Ukrainian President Zelenskyy has American interests at heart.

        Like his new 34 million dollar mansion in Miami Beach. I wonder if he received a zero interest 100% loan on a mortgage because of the co-signature by the US State Department? Or perhaps is was a gift from someone like Jeff Bezos offset by a zero bid contract for AI warfare software?

        Or the 1.2 billion dollars that have been laundered into his US dollar account in Costa Rica by grateful Ukrainian oligarchs over the course of his presidency.

        Looks like comedy pays better than I thought.

      • Kevvia Knack March 7, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

        Republicans?? Seems to me it is Democrats this time around who are pushing for U.S. involvement overseas

    • C.O.Jones March 7, 2022 at 11:09 am #

      Agreed MaryQueen, they are nowhere near done. The heinous Mr. Gates guaranteed us another pandemic and something – common sense? – tells me it won’t be as gentle. Inside money is on hemorrhagic fever.

      • beantownbill. March 7, 2022 at 11:52 am #

        I’ll call your bet and raise you a bunch of leaky blood vessels.

      • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

        Is that the same as Smallpox? They patented anti-Smallpox medicine for some companies last year.

        • cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 4:01 pm #

          How about a new bout of typhoid or cholera? The old timier the disease the better!

          • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

            My guess is they just name the vaxx injuries some new thing or ebola.

    • abbybwood March 7, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

      Who will stop them?

      The trucker convoy? Rand Paul? Ron Johnson? DeSantis?

      The “Republicans”? The Biden “Justice Department”?

      Seriously. It seems everyone who can stop this Covid crime has been compromised by the WEF or CIA?

      There is no one from the media to expose this. Tucker Carlson? Will Cain took his show Friday. Maybe he was given extra time to read the memo?

      The entire MSM is in lockstep on Ukraine, save Tucker. Tonight we will find out if he is whistling the CIA tune along with the rest.

      • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

        Tucker is one of them.

      • JTinMD March 7, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

        We’re on the same track, Abby. Very depressing, so I’ve begun tuning out. Problem is, ya can’t escape it. Groceries. Gasoline. Gold. To infinity and beyond!

  3. MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 7, 2022 at 10:07 am #

    JHK – “The immediate problem is a nation (us) that is powerfully bamboozled, led by a figurehead nobody believes in…”

    Oh, but his fake poll numbers have suddenly gotten their fake war bump…all the way to 47% in a matter of a few days!

    “…maybe sticking an I-beam in the machinery of global finance isn’t the splendid idea it seemed to be a few days ago…”

    Sadly, of course, they (guv geniuses) must know it was/ is a horrible idea. But somehow it still sounds great to the hashtagging, flag-avatar numbskulls parading around as our educated. Perhaps this is merely because many of them can currently absorb the $9 gas coming our way for a while without feeling the pinch too acutely, in order to support “the noble cause”?

    • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 10:23 am #

      You nailed it: The professional class can manage the hit. Not so much the rest of us. I’ve already seen plenty of tweets demonstrating their utter disconnect.

      In the class war, the professional class has chosen to side with the powers that be, all the while gracing their front yards with “Hate Has No Home Here” and “BLM” and LBGTQWERTYUIOP signs.

      • Beryl of Oyl March 7, 2022 at 10:53 am #

        Speaking of those alphabet soup signs, I see that Florida’s governor is fighting back against the grooming of children by pedophiles taking place in America’s classrooms.

        Of course, this attempt to expose and deter the criminality is being met with anger and derision, and labeled as the “don’t say gay act”.

        As someone brings up in this tweet, no one has explained why anyone should be discussing sexuality in a classroom with young children, or why they think they have that right:

        Serious Question:

        Why do you think it’s acceptable for adults to discuss sexuality — straight or gay — with someone else’s young kids?

        https://twitter.com/mrddmia/status/1500655060115767299?s=20&t=ARUlgk3sxBHQ-5UHObYhmA

        • megabeth March 7, 2022 at 11:06 am #

          When I was a kid, we just got segregated by sex into a gym and shown bird & bees movies. It instructed us about what we could expect as puberty happened, and that was it. When did all the social and psychpop stuff creep in?

          • beantownbill. March 7, 2022 at 11:56 am #

            In my school system, we never had any sex ed; in fact sex was barely mentioned. Letting nature take its course seemed to work for us.

          • SW March 7, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

            Initially it was presented as something else entirely. The sex education classes were to be for senior high students and focus on how humans reproduced and get the kids some practical information without introducing birth control, homosexuality or discussing abortion. This was supposed to be left to the parents to discuss.

            What happened to this sensible plan is this:

            The whole concept of let kids be kids and don’t burden them with information they don’t need and didn’t ask for is gone. It is assumed (by adults — usually “experts”) that they should be exposed to everything as soon as possible and told every possible deviation is equal to simple boy-meets-girl and is to be not simply tolerated, but celebrated.

            Too much has been put on the schools to be labs for social change rather than teaching kids to learn. Teaching kids CRT is a joke b/c they aren’t taught much history to begin with.

            Teacher unions have overstepped their boundaries and are using their collective power as a weapon — probably driven by the most radical within the group — and local school boards are backing them up or refusing to confront them.

          • abbybwood March 7, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

            We got a booklet called “Growing Up and Liking It”.

            I didn’t like it.

          • SpeedyBB March 7, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

            You didn’t like ‘growing up’, abbybwood? I guess I made the right move then when I decided to forego the experience – mostly based on an appraisal of the grownups around me. Repellent, mostly.

          • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

            Gender Studies/Postmodernism.

        • thwack March 7, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

          Because racism?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 7, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

            From our discussion downthread…this ^^^^ is what I’m referring to.

        • Bill of Rights March 7, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

          I don’t think it’s acceptable at all!

          My friend is running for school board in Santa Rosa county florida and i informed him immediately when i saw this House debate on the florida channel last week.

          • abbybwood March 7, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

            It’s a three page piece of legislation and the word “gay” isn’t even in it!

        • tuco22 March 8, 2022 at 6:27 am #

          It isn’t acceptable, but it’s being done to assure a future generation that isn’t “homophobic” and “racist.” That’s my personal opinion, since most, if not all, gay people seem to consider themselves ready-made targets because of their sexuality. So to ensure a homophobic-free future, they feel they must indoctrinate children now so they won’t become homophobic in the future.

      • Wizard of the Saddle March 9, 2022 at 8:06 am #

        Those signs are GREAT! When the angry mobs come bearing torches, those signs will all read exactly the same: “BURN THIS HOUSE”

  4. Walter B March 7, 2022 at 10:09 am #

    Great timing on the financial issue James. Greg Hunter posted an interview with Martin Armstrong on USA Watchdog Saturday night detailing the same problem. The freezing and seizure of financial assets by governments may be effective for crushing individual regular people, but when it is deployed against other nations, it creates a danger for investment by other countries will will cause international trade to come to a screeching halt.

    https://usawatchdog.com/insane-globalists-collapsing-world-economy-martin-armstrong/

    Total control of other national financially cannot be tolerated and I hope that Americans wake up and realize that total control over them is something that will put them at great risk as well, especially if something like UBI is ever instituted:

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

    • malthuss March 7, 2022 at 10:11 am #

      GH is banned from utube, if I recall.

      • Walter B March 7, 2022 at 10:16 am #

        And RT is now a forbidden zone. Eventually all honesty and truth will be forbidden.

        • Penelope Dreadful March 7, 2022 at 10:22 am #

          I watch RT on Rumble. It is not censored there.

          • UN OUT OF USA March 7, 2022 at 10:50 am #

            I watched RT on YouTube this morning, no problem.

          • UN OUT OF USA March 7, 2022 at 10:50 am #

            https://www.youtube.com/c/RT

          • ThorsHammer March 7, 2022 at 3:03 pm #

            Surprised to see that UTube has stopped their censorship of RT. I wonder what that is about? Did some lowly staffer sneak it through at the risk of being unemployed for the rest of his life? Hardly seems like a rational decision from Corporate to challenge US government policy. Where is the profit in that?

            Let’s see how long it lasts. I’m betting less than 24 hrs.

    • abbybwood March 7, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

      Sanctions are an act of war.

      • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 8:57 am #

        And they work both ways, Abby. This is not Iran or Libya. Russia can and will really hurt us with their own measures. Putin knows this is a fight for Russia’s future and is all in.

    • Alzaebo March 7, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

      Oh, and Putin might have saved the world from the Evil Empire.
      (Biolabs)

      Reserve currency?

      “of what use is a “reserve currency” that can be rendered worthless by the American government?”~pyrrhus

  5. MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 7, 2022 at 10:11 am #

    Side note: I believe today marks the completion of Green Alba’s 70th trip around the sun. Happy birthday, GA, you made it after all!

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

      Happy 70th Birthday, Green Alba! I hope you can celebrate in style!

      • abbybwood March 7, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

        Have a Happy 70th!

        More fun than 72!

    • Slugoon March 7, 2022 at 11:26 am #

      Happy birthday, Alba!

    • GreenAlba March 7, 2022 at 11:26 am #

      Thank you! I wasn’t expecting anyone to remember the actual date. 🙂

      Yes, I made it, somewhat to my surprise. Just having a quiet day, with dinner at my favourite Italian this evening, with family and a couple of friends.

      Edinburgh apparently has more restaurants per capita than any other town/city in the UK. I hope most of them survived the lockdowns.

      • JohnAZ March 7, 2022 at 11:47 am #

        Happy 70th GA.

        Soon you will catch up to me?

      • anmariwakaranai March 7, 2022 at 11:51 am #

        Happy b-day, Oh Green One!

      • beantownbill. March 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

        See, Alba, plenty of people here care about you. Despite what you say, I believe you’ll be around for a lot longer than you think. Have a happy, healthy and productive year and birthday.

        • Redneck Liberal March 7, 2022 at 5:12 pm #

          Hear, hear, btb. Happy Birthday, cailleach!

      • GreenAlba March 7, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

        Thank you all! 🙂

        • megabeth March 7, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

          Happy birthday, Green Alba! I turned 57 yesterday, myself and I’d share my cake with you, if I could. May you have many more wonderful trips around the sun.

        • Wizard of the Saddle March 9, 2022 at 8:14 am #

          Happy B-Day, good health, and many more happy years to you G.A.

      • Walter B March 7, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

        Indeed, Happy Birthday my Lady! The older we get can be the better we get if we continue to pay attention and learn and are able to handle the pain. I do believe that you have been able to do that. Be well, God bless.

      • BackRowHeckler March 7, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

        Happy Birthday GA. You are a dear.

      • SpeedyBB March 7, 2022 at 4:37 pm #

        I’m waving birthday greetings to you from seven time zones away, GA, but the unfortunate curvature of the earth makes it impossible to see me. Enjoy seventy while it lasts. I turned around and when I looked back I was already 80.

        • JTinMD March 7, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

          Damn! There’s a fuck-ton of ancients in CFN! I’m feeling spry now, even at 63!

          Many happy returns of the day, GA! 😉

          • Wizard of the Saddle March 9, 2022 at 8:17 am #

            Wisdom, if it ever arrives, tends to do so at an advanced age. This explains the general high quality of most of the posts by the regulars here and even some newcomers from time to time. It is a tribute to the smart writing of our host. Like nectar, it attracts many industrious little bees.

    • elysianfield March 7, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

      Alba,
      I hope our dotage brings peace of mind. Happy 70th.

      On another note…You know what I call being 70?

      The good old days!!

      • SW March 7, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

        Happy Birthday!!! Many, many more in good health 🙂

        • Alzaebo March 7, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

          Might I repeat my paen to Green Alba? I don’t know if the Queen of Our Hearts ever saw it.

          Alba’s back!
          I came for Janos, but stayed for Green Alba.

          Impossible woman! How I fretted and fumed!

          Slowly, her impeccable Britishness and Cartesian elucidation began to seep past my stony defenses…

          I am undone!

          At last, I had to admit the sad truth.
          Alba, dear, you already had me.
          You had me…at “fuckwittery”.

      • GreenAlba March 7, 2022 at 5:56 pm #

        Thank you to everyone above that I didn’t manage to thank before I went off to sample some local Neapolitan delights. You are too kind.

        And thank you for putting up with me all these years. 🙂

    • ThorsHammer March 7, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

      Go Green! On to the next chapter where you can draw from all the wisdom earned in the first 70!

      • GreenAlba March 7, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

        Haha, thank you TH.

  6. RaymondR March 7, 2022 at 10:11 am #

    Watching our leadership class struggle with the various crises in the world, I can’t help but see a vision of children, playing with matches, in bulk petroleum storage facility.

  7. Starlost March 7, 2022 at 10:12 am #

    “After all, Ukraine had been a part of Russia since they wrested it from the Ottoman (Turkish) empire in the 1700s, and in any other sense Ukraine is within Russia’s sphere-of-influence, as such things are defined in geopolitical history.” A rationalization. No, contra Kunstler, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was not justified. Ukraine was not about to attack.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 7, 2022 at 10:16 am #

      Attack Russia directly? Of course not.

      But perhaps we were (US/NATO) about to, by nearly transparent proxy.

    • Disaffected March 7, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      Moot point. It’s no business of anyone in the US.

      • JohnAZ March 7, 2022 at 10:43 am #

        Dis

        C’mon!

        It is our illustrious Deep State’s business all the way.

        I still do not understand the attempts of folks to separate Dem and GOP at the national level. They are the same. Preserve the Deep State at all cost, defend it from the people.

        Russia is target number two for the NWO. The Deep State has just about polished off the US and most of Europe. Russia was supposed to capitulate about Ukraine and NATO aKA NWO. Oops, that dirty Putin, he refuses to globalize. So all the forces of global power esp. the media have him now in their gunsights.

        I will bet on Putin, but that will not stop the NWO.

        This is WW 3. Not not being fought with bullets much yet.

        Do you that Zelensky is getting the idea that he is a dupe for the NWO? One born every minute.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 7, 2022 at 10:48 am #

          Do you that Zelensky is getting the idea that he is a dupe for the NWO? One born every minute.

          I’d bet he knows the role he’s playing, absolutely. Whether or not he is Oswalded or rewarded with a protected mansion compound in Connecticut someday remains to be seen.

        • beantownbill. March 7, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

          JAZ, I agree with you. It will be interesting to see how this plays out post-Ukraine if we don’t blow ourselves up. That pesky Chinese curse, again!

        • ThorsHammer March 7, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

          John AZ

          There are two political parties in the US. The Demonics and the Repugnants. Their politicians fight over which will be able to stand at the head of the line for the pig feed trough, but both never challenge the need to serve their masters in the .001% class.

          Economic sectors may come and go— oil yesterday, thought control software and medical totalitarianism today, but WAR has always been the go-to industry when things need consolidation.

    • steppingup March 7, 2022 at 10:21 am #

      Kool-aid much

    • Islander March 7, 2022 at 10:28 am #

      “Ukraine was not about to attack.”

      Actually there is a fair amount of evidence that exactly this was on Ukraine’s agenda.

      Cf. NATO laptop.

      Cf. documents with evidence of buildup of biological labs

      Cf. Evidencen of huge transports of weaponry into the Ukraine since New Year’s Day.

      Cf. Open hetzing and recruiting by Western govs and their dolls such as Hillary Clinton for guerrillas to travel to Ukraine to make trouble. That includes mucho trouble for all Ukrainian citizens of whatever stripe, especially women, children, elderly, who just want the fight to stop.

      It is all disgusting.

    • bluedog March 7, 2022 at 10:32 am #

      And how do you know did you get it off from CNN or CBS, for it did come out that Russia beat them to the punch by 24 hrs for Ukraine had plans to attack the Donbass in an all out assault to crush the forces in the Donbass. The only mistake Russia made was not moving in 14 years ago and cleaning out the rats in Kiev but as they say better late than never, so I wish Russia God speed in cleaning out the mess we created, and now I see the comic want us to forgive those billions upon billions of dollars we loaned them, so they can repair their infrastructure which they will probably do to hell with are own.

      • JohnAZ March 7, 2022 at 10:50 am #

        The interesting question is why didn’t he? Did he really believe that NATO was benign as it sucked up half of Europe.

        IMHO, Putin finally fired back when he realized the global financiers were getting behind NATO and its attempt to incorporate Ukraine, a legitimate geographic dagger pointed at Baku.

        Another way to look at it is to compare to Hitler in WW2. It took months and lots of lives to get the Wehrmacht to the point where Ukraine’s border sits now. Did anyone seriously think that Putin was going to allow this to happen without a fight?

        • Not_GeorgeT March 7, 2022 at 11:55 am #

          Timing.

          The weapons systems unveiled my Mr. Putin in March 2018, 4 years ago, weren’t ready. 4 years ago some were still in a completion phase.

          Possibly it was a warning, like an alarm clock. The snooze button was pushed here in the US.

          Fast forward:

          If the groups here and in EU/NATO (is there a difference?) thought they could pull off a shock and awe, they would.

          They can’t, are playing catch-up, realize the shock and awe would be directed back in seconds.

          Any base (such as in Poland or Romania) sending military support could literally become toast in seconds. Let’s hope there are a few sane individuals who realize the edge of the precipice is right at their toes and choose to take a few steps back.

          • Not_GeorgeT March 7, 2022 at 11:56 am #

            ‘by’, not ‘my’, in the first sentence.

          • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

            That must be it. He was so proud in his restrained way. He sent a message and they still wouldn’t back down. Will they push it to nuclear war?

          • Not_GeorgeT March 7, 2022 at 6:55 pm #

            “Will they push it to nuclear war?”

            ‘They’

            The EU/NATO crowd is my concern. They’re out of control. Their diplomacy, which really isn’t any manner of real diplomacy, is beyond idiotic, beyond puerile.

            At times I wonder if they have either the opinion or the belief they are somehow immune to the effects of nuclear war. Maybe they think they have a safe space. Possibly some do, IMO it’s one of the last refuges anyone would want to actually use.

            The Russians, IMO, do not want it to go nuclear. I have watched videos and read numerous items regarding this situation. The theme is consistently the same: demilitarization and de-nazification.

            This said, they will not roll over. Sane people would never push any nuclear armed country into a corner.

            I wouldn’t want to be on any NATO base anywhere Europe at the moment. Add in any number of proximate-to-Europe naval vessels for a few more locations to avoid.

            I don’t think it is quite there yet. Vaporizing a couple of substantial targets is not front and center.

            However, I think they either have been chosen or there is a short list.

            Let’s hope some sane-minded individuals with control of events emerge to stop the downward spiral.

          • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 8:51 pm #

            Agree. The West may be too crazy to understand MAD at this point. I think Russia still does.

            They should review what Russia has – like the guided underwater nuclear missile that can cause a radioactive tidal wave 500 feet high.

    • Ron Anselmo March 7, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      “…such things are defined in geopolitical history.” ~ JHK

      Starlost – before you all erase (or just ignore) every vestige of history, you may want to study up – at least on some recent history.

      Ukraine has been shelling the Donbas – to the tune of 10K innocent lives – since their Davos-approved puppet, Zelenskyy (ex-comedian, how appropriate) was installed in 2019.

      So, yes, Ukraine *has been attacking* Russian separatists – probably the ones who voted in a democratic election for Poroshenko – before Davos stepped in.

      Davos may have stepped in it now – HRC calling for an insurgency. Is she out of her fucking mind? Wait, don’t answer that.

      • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 5:31 pm #

        Actually, they’ve been shelling Donbas since 2014.

    • abbybwood March 7, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

      Ukraine was already attacking the eastern Donbas area since 2015. The Russian speaking breakaway Republics covered in The Minsk Accords which the Ukrainian government and their CIA backers ignored. 14,000 civilians killed.

      But Americans won’t hear any of this discussed on the MSM because the CIA doesn’t want them to understand the “why”.

    • Alzaebo March 7, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

      Those secret war biolabs on the Russian border were perfectly peaceful. Benign, even.

      • Paula D March 7, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

        Right. See, they were just trying to find cures for diseases that Russians might someday get from Mother Nature.
        Downright benevolent of them.

    • Jo-G March 7, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

      The Russians claim Ukraine was already attacking the ethnic Russians in the two Russia friendly Republics exercising their right to self determination. These attacks by Ukrainian Nationalist parts of the Ukrainian Army, what the Russians call “Nazis” is one reason the Russians give for their special operation.

      None of us regular people know the facts because all our reporters have forgotten the 5 W’s. I still remember 5th grade English class lessons on how to read a newspaper article. We had to read newspaper articles and pick out the who,what,when, where, and how. Extra credit for identifying the editorializing why which should be further down. The 5 w’s were supposed to be in the first paragraph.

      • Paula D March 7, 2022 at 8:15 pm #

        Oh, yeah, the 5 Ws.
        I remember those also.
        Those were the good ol’ days

      • SpeedyBB March 7, 2022 at 9:03 pm #

        Five “Ws”? Here in Indonesia, during the good old days of the Suharto dictatorship, they would joke about the “five Ds” of Indonesian journalism:

        DATANG = show up
        DUDUK = sit down
        DENGAR = listen to what you are going to write, verbatim
        DIEM = keep your mouth shut
        DUIT = pick up your manila envelope with several large banknotes stuffed inside

    • GetAbike March 8, 2022 at 11:13 am #

      I thought I’d log into this place just to see if anyone had ANY sympathy for the people who are being displaced and killed and whose country is being erased before their eyes.
      You are it- the only one so far with a beating heart and a shred of humanity.
      Good luck to us all, and especially those poor souls in Ukraine.

    • Amman March 8, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

      No, Pro Kunstler, it was eminently justified. Now you go try do something about it.

  8. malthuss March 7, 2022 at 10:12 am #

    Europe needs gas and oil.

    what now?

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 7, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      Back-room groveling and ultimately capitulation, most likely.

      Unless European governments don’t actually care about their general public. Oh, wait…hmm.

    • JohnAZ March 7, 2022 at 10:56 am #

      Malthuss

      Nah. Biden is just going to send them all our alternative energy people over to crash build millions of turbines and solar farms. You know, those high paying jobs that are going to replace the pipelines.

      What?? No wind and no sun? Does that make a difference?

      Yes, that IS how stupid the leaders of the world are right now.

      In the meantime, Rothschild, Soros, Rockefeller and the boys are trying to figure out what direction to go next as Putin has cancelled their present plan.

      • cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

        We just need to get the technology together so we can build a Dyson Sphere around the entire Earth. That should take care of all energy needs and then some!

      • abbybwood March 7, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

        Speaking of sinister plans, watch this:

        https://youtu.be/6G3nWyoQ5CQ

    • Hereward the Woke March 7, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

      And the whole world needs potash, ammonia (for fertilizers) and wheat. Guess who’s the world’s largest exporter of those three? Once more I ask my perennial question: are the globalists stupid or are they doing this on purpose?

    • SpeedyBB March 7, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

      As we used to say in Beautiful British Columbia, fondly regarding our occasionally disagreeable neighbors two time zones thataway, “Let those eastern bastards freeze in the dark”.

  9. Jeremy March 7, 2022 at 10:13 am #

    Worth watching –

    “Prof. John Mearsheimer, political scientist, University of Chicago
    Ray McGovern, former C.I.A. head of Russia desk.
    Jack Matlock, last US ambassador to the Soviet Union
    Ted Postol, MIT professor of technology and international security.
    Susan Eisenhower, grand-daughter of General Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Convened March 2nd 2022 by the Committee for the Republic
    Q&A host: Bruce Fein, constitutional lawyer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeeqooNWO48

    • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

      Mearsheimer of Mearsheimer & Alt who explained how our foreign policy is controlled by Zionists?

      It’s always the right time to listen to him.

  10. steppingup March 7, 2022 at 10:17 am #

    Help, we’ve stepped into the Twilight Zone. The place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned. Our beacon’s been moved under moon and stars, where are we to go now that we’ve gone too far?????

    • steppingup March 7, 2022 at 10:24 am #

      Golden Earing. Only thing utube is good for now days is watching old concerts making fudge….

      • Alan S March 7, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

        and Rick Beato.

    • Hereward the Woke March 7, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

      I’m already nostalgic for the relative “sanity” of the Covid hysteria

      • cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

        Haha, who would have thought, right? Next thing you know we will be dealing with an invasion of the lizard people from outer space, and the poles will realign themselves.

      • BackRowHeckler March 7, 2022 at 5:33 pm #

        LoL. Hereward, that’s the post of the year

      • steppingup March 8, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

        I can’t believe it’s WWIII Season already, and I still have my covid decorations up !!!

        • cowbell81 March 8, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

          Haha, of course, substitute the paper facemasks for gas masks and you should be good to go!

          • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 9:01 am #

            Same masks, just slap on some yellow and blue paint.

  11. teddyboy46 March 7, 2022 at 10:19 am #

    If it was not for JHK and Mark Steyn I would believe that I am the only one who see’s the truth in this Russian Invasion.

    If I ask this question am I a Russian asset. ” Why did Russia invade the Ukraine?” When I ask people this question they either look at me with suspicion or their eyes glaze over as the mind control takes over.

    Welcome to the future.

    • UN OUT OF USA March 7, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      teddyboy, you’re not the only one. But sadly, there are too few of us who are paying attention. Kind of like with Covid. Far, far too many Americans lazily sit back and believe what the msm tells them to believe rather than getting on the internet and searching for other opinions/analyses,videos/docs, etc. Here is a source I have been following:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7MQg5lFovI&t=4s
      Russell Bentley is an ex-Texan who moved to Donbass in 2014.

    • UN OUT OF USA March 7, 2022 at 11:00 am #

      There is also Scott Ritter (the same Scott Ritter who was a US weapons inspector in Iraq claiming there were no weapons of mass destruction there):

      https://youtu.be/MA0sfNKjvEs

      • SW March 7, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

        Too few people understand or are told by the media that we (the US) made an agreement with USSR not to add any new countries to NATO. “Not one inch East.” We violated that agreement and Ukraine was the red line as Putin clearly stated and made the consequences of crossing that red line crystal clear.

        Now Zelensky and other fools are begging/demanding/manipulating the US & NATO into creating a no fly zone which could lead to a direct war with Russia. If we shot down a Russian plane, it would be war between two nuclear powers.

  12. BackRowHeckler March 7, 2022 at 10:21 am #

    Why is there no video of actual ground combat as there was in Viet Nam, Iraq, and Russia’s war in Georgia? It is a curious thing, specially in this time when cell phones are ubiquitous.

    • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 10:30 am #

      Pretty curiously absent, that’s for sure. There is an abundance of fake videos though.

    • stelmosfire March 7, 2022 at 10:36 am #

      Yes very strange. The MSM has a very limited catalog. They show the same stuff over and over. With all the bombing and shelling going on I have yet to see a gun fired. No artillery, nothing. Pictures of explosions and destruction but the same shots over and over. Barely a plane in the sky as far as I have seen. But I’m not there so what do I know. Lots of refugee pictures and human interest stories.

      • beantownbill. March 7, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

        Didn’t you read the news back in 2018? Russia had just developed invisible weaponry. Actually, there’s furious combat occurring but we just can’t see it.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 7, 2022 at 10:38 am #

      There will be, brh. Whether or not it will be real is the bigger question.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 7, 2022 at 10:44 am #

      Take some footage from Saving Private Ryan, throw a few filters and grain fx on it, strip out some color saturation, add shake fx/signal breaks/distortion upon impacts, reformat the display to fit cell-phone dimensions, and there you go.

      If I can do that even moderately well, imagine what the true wizards can concoct.

      Believe little. Read a lot.

      • Night Owl March 7, 2022 at 11:17 am #

        The international MSM has already been caught using clips from video games.

        As usual, one could not make this shit up.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 7, 2022 at 11:33 am #

          Excellent. Imagining three A/V Club techies snickering as they slipped those clips in and pressed “send”.

      • Psychsounds March 7, 2022 at 11:29 am #

        It absolutely astounds me as to how seldom most folks, (here and everywhere), are unaware of the depth and proliferation of fake news and fake videos. These days, practically anyone can produce fake video. I have a feeling that most of us are living, (in our minds at least), in earlier times when this was rare. Now it is quite common, and we refuse to believe it. The mainstream media has gone morally bankrupt, and most people just believe what is told, (and shown), to them by these news outlets. Most mainstream news outlets have become the conduit and spokespersons for the great reset.

        This is probably most apparent in Fox News. They are really concentrating on them, since it is the ‘right’ and ‘republicans’, that are the most skeptical of the sick ‘left’ narrative. Fox News is actually worse than all the other mainstream news right now. It is virtually unwatchable on the internet. You will get more reliable news at CNN right now than Fox News. It is a development that is hard to believe, but shows the extent that the ‘power elites’ are attempting to brainwash us.

        • beantownbill. March 7, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

          It takes time for the human mind to come to terms with the advances in technology.

        • Kevvia Knack March 7, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

          I don’t watch TV but I watch Fox News clips on YouTube. All the videos and segments I have watched have been very sane and level-headed

        • workingclasshero March 8, 2022 at 12:52 am #

          Prior to Putin’s invasion Fox became my favorite channel with mandate skepticism. open borders, BLM inspired idiocy in the streets and campuses. Gutfeld and Carlson were excellent, then UKIE crisis and I knew that channel would revert back to 2003 and war drums

      • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 7:28 pm #

        Not kidding. They did take footage from Star Wars. 🙁

    • Not_GeorgeT March 7, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

      I found this:

      R&U Video’s on YouTube

      I did a copy/paste, it’s not a link. Looking at the search results the site I found contained

      stuff from Middle East, also Ukraine…

      Drone camera view, follow up is a map segment including satellite view which shows the area of the activity.

      So far, it is what I’ve come up with, the producers seem to take some time to validate the work.

      It is 14+ minutes long, English captioned, apparently also one in German according to the site.

      Involves small unit, small arms activity.

      Just tried to find it again, it is a little tedious and lot of other material comes up.

      Which goes back to the point “Why is there no video of actual ground combat”

      Possibilities:

      A) The Russians don’t want a lot of it out there being analyzed

      B) The Ukraine people don’t want a lot of it out there being analyzed

      The Russians want to keep it close to the chest

      The Ukrainians aren’t doing the stellar work opinioned by Western media.

    • Paula D March 7, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

      I think the only combat going on now is in Donbass and the US media pretends that there is no such thing as Donbass, because otherwise more Americans will see that Russia had a reason to invade.
      The Azoz battalion is blowing up citizens, especially in Maripol. They aren’t going to show that, because the US now backs the Azoz Nazis. You’re even allowed to praise them on Facebook, but don’t show the swastikas.
      In Kiev the only conflicts are armed citizens shooting each other, from what I hear.
      They’re not going to show that either.
      Russia is still sitting outside the city. They do show that, but they frame it as “They forgot to bring gas”.

    • Hereward the Woke March 7, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

      There are plenty of vids, BRH. Just none of them are real.

  13. a kullervo March 7, 2022 at 10:24 am #

    Sanity will return when once again the use of one’s own hands becomes the main tool to kill and prepare the next meal, with women and children witnessing and lending a hand. Yes, vegans out there, you too: someone has to kill the bugs feeding from the things you eat.

    It’s not possible to eradicate ignorance and pain. To draw many different maps to that unknown place, the eldorado, aka The Truth, that’s all we do.

    • elysianfield March 7, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

      ” Yes, vegans out there, you too: someone has to kill the bugs feeding from the things you eat.”

      Kullervo,
      Just bugs? What about voles, rabbits, deer, and pesky neighbors?

  14. lizharmon March 7, 2022 at 10:25 am #

    It’s kind of clear at this point that western governments are trying to kill a lot of their own people. First it was releasing COVID, then those vaccines. Now it’s limiting access to things like potash and natural gas. Yeah, our leaders are trying to get rid of us. It’s clear at this point. Eventually it will be clear to the morons among us, too.

    • Hereward the Woke March 7, 2022 at 3:14 pm #

      Liz. To paraphrase: The Great Reset. They’ve been telling us in that smirking, superior way of theirs for years now what they have in store for us, but the sheep are asleep.

  15. jerrydylan March 7, 2022 at 10:26 am #

    I wouldn’t be surprised if all along the PTB wanted the Russian natural resources under their complete control. Creating a war is the only tried and true method. Napoleon and Hitler errors ignored. Afghanistan a quick 20 year blip. Viet Nam quagmire? They don’t care, full speed ahead.

    • Islander March 7, 2022 at 10:30 am #

      “I wouldn’t be surprised if all along the PTB wanted the Russian natural resources under their complete control. ”

      Of course this is the case.
      Welcome to the real world of resource scarcity.

  16. Beryl of Oyl March 7, 2022 at 10:31 am #

    ” People are stuck being hungry in the cold and dark — which is the opposite of being happy and civilized.”

    This would be funny if it weren’t true.

    I remember something, vaguely, about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    I also remember Congress walking around with nose cones on, obeying some harridan who claimed she had the right to tell them what they had to put over their airways to enter the hallowed halls.

    All of those who played along are unfit for public office, as they all violated their oath of office by obeying a dictator instead of standing for freedom.

    • JTinMD March 7, 2022 at 5:53 pm #

      Hear! Hear!

      Scumsucking, slime-trailing criminals, every one. It’s a basic job requirement.

  17. MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 7, 2022 at 10:35 am #

    Not only in the sheer amount of Ukraine/Russia disinformation/misinformation boggling to the brain, even more confusing is how the masses have already forgotten the myriad news releases in the past few years showing how easy it is to fake pictures, interviews, live footage, changing dialogue/faces/locations…the era of the Deep Fake is upon us, and our heads our buried in the sand about it.

    No one can (read “should”) believe a word of anything we’re being told right now, be it war, markets, government goals/actions, or even how to make borscht. The bigger the story, the less we should swallow it. Videos of exploding this and that? Satellite shots of miles-long heavy artillery approaching a day-care center? I know a dozen people who can create the same in their bedroom offices. And probably better.

    That doesn’t mean some, a little, or even most of it isn’t at least partially true. We’re not there, therefore we can not know, in fact. The Dog is being Wagged, and so mercilessly his balls must be swingin’ sore.

    It’s all up in the air like so many juggling pins, and we can’t pretend they aren’t spinning all around us. Yet we will.

    Thousands of Americans of fighting age…so disillusioned they are purportedly now quitting their jobs, leaving their families and applying to enlist and fight in the Ukrainian Army? Yyyeah…that is some off-base thinking. Good luck with that. Consider your backs patted, boys. I’ll stay here and take care of my family, thank you.

    Of course, that last story ^^^^ could also be complete horseshit (excepting a few muscle-bound mercenaries with lineage there, perhaps?).

    • SW March 7, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

      They might want to think twice about going to Ukraine and signing up.

      “Russia, for its part, has warned of stiff consequences for any foreign nationals looking to support Ukraine, vowing to criminally prosecute any fighters captured while arguing that international rules for POWs would not apply to them.

      “None of the mercenaries the West is sending to Ukraine to fight for the nationalist regime in Kiev can be considered as combatants in accordance with international humanitarian law or enjoy the status of prisoners of war,”

      https://libertarianinstitute.org/news-roundup/foreign-fighters-arrive-in-ukraine-to-repel-russian-invasion/

  18. bluedog March 7, 2022 at 10:38 am #

    And now I see Trump wants to bomb China and blame it on Russia I knew old orange hair wasn’t fit to lead a boy scout troop but the so called deplorable’s were grasping on to their last hope of making America great again even tho that greatness had been nothing but death and endless wars since it entered the world scene.

  19. Beryl of Oyl March 7, 2022 at 10:40 am #

    The actors who hate our country enough to try to sink it aren’t all hidden.

    Look how alarmed the Republican Party got when outsider Donald Trump became a serious candidate for high office.

    The biggest difference between him and them was that, right or wrong, he was going to try to choose paths that were best for Americans and America.

    He stepped on some of their biggest rackets they had going, and they were all working to sabotage his agenda before he even took office.

    Anyone familiar with Marjorie Taylor Greene?
    The more I heard from her, the more I realized how intelligent, aware, and patriotic she truly is.

    Right now the Republican Party is busy trying to purge her from their ranks, as a white nationalist sopremacist or something.

    Pierre Delecto particularly hates her. Pierre has a son deriving a living over in the very corrupt Ukraine.

    • Redneck Liberal March 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

      “Anyone familiar with Marjorie Taylor Greene?
      The more I heard from her, the more I realized how intelligent, aware, and patriotic she truly is.

      Please, tell me you’re being ironic? Either that or you’re as nuts as she is, which I guess is the more plausible answer.

    • Night Owl March 8, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

      She’s pretty good. She reminds me of Germany’s Christine Anderson, only less continental 🙂

  20. Beryl of Oyl March 7, 2022 at 10:42 am #

    Rochelle Rochelle does not have the chops to pull off the empty-headed bimbo act.

    They should perhaps replace her with a young Goldie Hawn type.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 7, 2022 at 11:30 am #

      “Well, you made a long journey from Milan to Minsk…”

  21. getsome March 7, 2022 at 10:42 am #

    James Howard: Superb analysis, based on a rational projection of probable courses of action the various actors will take. Black Swans are flying! thereby consigning all such analysis to mere conjecture. They’ve never put these type attacks into play before on a “ superpower – militarily AND economically vis-a-via exports. Get ready for T Rex and wham! Pterodactyls bring you down from above, which was ignored because of your laser focus on T Rex. All rational bets are OFF. Time to be really nimble of mind, possible of body if this comes off the rails.
    For those trained and prepped, review primary, secondary AND tertiaries. The tertiary plan will likely be the most viable, thank you Mr Murphy.
    To Twhack: if you’ve looked at my posts directed to yourself – my seeming to get a feel as to your mindset from the JK interview – I was treating you as a teammate with pointed ribbing. Not totally innocent, but that’s how we interact. It appears that something has really brought out the white/black thing in all its gory glory for you. I do not pray but if I did I’d pray that your situation resolves itself and the Twhack of old returns – witty, focused on nuances other miss and a hard core survivor with great sense of self. Nuff Saidi

  22. Billy Hill March 7, 2022 at 10:46 am #

    Could the vaccine be to blame for the West’s utter insanity?

    The International Cat Show People surely represent the reductio ad absurdum in the cancel culture orgy.

    I fear we are way beyond “take two aspirin and call me in the morning.”

    • Beryl of Oyl March 7, 2022 at 11:41 am #

      Was that for real?

    • Hereward the Woke March 7, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

      I hope Putin isn’t a cat lover or this could get serious.

  23. zappalives March 7, 2022 at 10:50 am #

    I strongly urge all democrats to continue vaxx boosting and wearing masks !

    Each democrat life is too important to take any chances !

    Stay the course democrats !

    There is much work to be done in Ukieland.

  24. JoshuaThompson March 7, 2022 at 10:53 am #

    There are two games of “Let’s You and Him Fight” happening. First, the United States encouraged Ukraine to fight Russia by lauding their resilience and courage, and sending a few weapons to give to their middle-aged men. Second, Ukraine, having belatedly realized that it was the only country fighting Russia, accused the United Stated of “projecting weakness” by not starting World War III. Could we at least have a few American fighter planes in the sky; that’s not really boots on the ground. They had some help from the former head of the British military in Afghanistan in a TV interview tying United States reluctance to its withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  25. tinfoilhatted Canuck March 7, 2022 at 10:57 am #

    Jim,

    Always love your turn of phrases.

    “ that is, cutting off your leg to punish yourself for walking into harm’s way “ is a classic.

    … and sooooo accurate.

    • Amman March 8, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

      Classic. That line is a work of art.

  26. holdfastspike March 7, 2022 at 11:03 am #

    Let us pray, Dear mother, the divine Saint Javelin of the blessed armor piercing fire, please intercede in the works of the Russian devils, Putin, follower of Satan, and their attempted rape of Ukraine and its children. Take up the holy missiles of truth and divine laser guidance of justice and cleanse the earth and sky of the unholy invaders. in your name we humbly beseech the Lord, Amen.

  27. Easyenergy March 7, 2022 at 11:05 am #

    Why does the U.S. have so many biolabs in the Ukraine? Why do so many high ranking elected Democrats have family members on the payroll of Ukraine gas companies? Why are so many photos of the current conflict being doctored and or completely fabricated? Why are only Goldman Sachs et. al. allowed to buy Russian companies for pennies on the dollar?

    Just wondering.

  28. Beryl of Oyl March 7, 2022 at 11:14 am #

    BTW, congratulations on managing to scrap together a coherent assessment of the current situation, despite the extreme levels of fakery coming from the corporate media.

    • JohnAZ March 7, 2022 at 11:42 am #

      Beryl

      It is easy. Take what the media says and reverse it. Works every time.

  29. Ungaro March 7, 2022 at 11:14 am #

    Led by a bogus POTUS, hidin’ Biden, how will we ever recover?

    • messianicdruid March 7, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

      Lover.

    • BackRowHeckler March 7, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

      Well, one change I’m seeing, down in the Village on Main Street, on the fine lawns in front of those exquisite 18th century mansions, BLM signs are down, lawn signs featuring the Ukrainian National Flag, are up. It happened overnight.

      • cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

        Someone should make up yard signs with the Russian flag colors. My bet is most people wouldn’t even realize that it is for.

        • cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

          *what it is for.

  30. Beryl of Oyl March 7, 2022 at 11:18 am #

    I seem to recall some kind of convoy, or something, heading for the capital?

    This video about a flag really got to me. I wasn’t expecting that.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lLki1t4D04&t=2s

    • stelmosfire March 7, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

      Good vid Beryl, ‘course those folks are all deplorables like me so they don’t much matter.

  31. thwack March 7, 2022 at 11:24 am #

    Im I supposed to care more about Ukrainian civilians because they are white people?

    What about the non white people of Yemen being cluster bombed by the Saudis and their U.S handlers?

    Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria… what about their dead civilians?

    After 20 years of U.S pro war boosterism; its weird to see and hear the mainstream media trying to stop one.

    Boo hoo, those poor innocent white people…

    It will be interesting to see how long black people will stay on this plantation?

    We are already annoyed that African women were kept off the trains and buses; while white Ukrainians were allowed to board with their dogs and cats…

    I better stop before I get a white headache.

    • JohnAZ March 7, 2022 at 11:41 am #

      Hey, Thwack.

      What is a White headache?

      I thought Whites were a pain in the ass?

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 7, 2022 at 11:44 am #

      Thwack, you seem to be doing a bit of unprovoked baiting and button-pushing lately. Why is that?

      The earlier points you make above are generally agreed-upon for a decade or two, left/right/black/white. The latter points are more like a kid who keeps poking someone in the shoulder repeatedly to see how long it takes before they tell him to stop. Who is your argument aimed at?

      • thwack March 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

        “you seem to be doing a bit of unprovoked baiting and button-pushing lately.”

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

        baiting and button pushing is 90% of the comments here; why are you only calling me out?

        Why can’t I be part of the clusterfuck?

        Are you trying to police black bodies?

        • elysianfield March 7, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

          “Are you trying to police black bodies?”

          Lawdy Lawdy….

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 7, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

          baiting and button pushing is 90% of the comments here; why are you only calling me out?

          1. No, it isn’t.

          2. Because suddenly nearly everything you’ve been bringing up is only within the lens of race, and we are all now unwarranted targets (well, I can’t deny there are some exceptions to that, but it would be closer to the inverse of your suggested 90%). Also because this is not your normal tack, at least not of significant recent memory. That’s why I “ask you” (not “call you out”…I responded to your opst, after all)

    • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

      Go to a good Chinese restaurant. Chinese who came in after you will be served before you. They might serve me before you as well. They have a hierarchy and you’re at the bottom of it. But at least they are unlikely to spit in your food or mug you when you leave – unlike some folks.

      • tuco22 March 8, 2022 at 6:44 am #

        Yeah, sad to say I won’t go to any restaurant staffed by black people. Isn’t it sad when you have to consider things like that now? Like, will the server spit in my drink or my food or put something in it because I’m white and they learned in social studies that day that I’m the reason their lives suck.

    • Paula D March 7, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

      The US ignored 8 years of white people dying, so drop the race card on this one.
      Surely you can see that the difference between Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria and this 12 day propaganda push for ”caring” is that the US is responsible for the attacks on Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and the last 8 years of attacks on Donbass, but not the last 12 days. (Except that it is still mostly the people in Donbass dying, but they just got upgraded to “Ukrainians” for this narrative. It’s still US/NATO weapons killing them.)
      Nothing to do with race.
      It’s all about the resources.

    • tuco22 March 8, 2022 at 6:42 am #

      Don’t let that white privilege cramp your style.

  32. E. H. Hail March 7, 2022 at 11:28 am #

    “…the breakdown of the fishy Covid-19 affair” … “the resolving picture of all the mysterious puzzle-pieces in the Covid-19 story”

    I believe broad-based social movements had a direct role in the rapid defeat of the Corona-regimes, which is a story we ought not forget or let slip through the cracks (as the Panic-pushers would like).

    By late 2021, the movements uncompromisingly against all lockdowns, restrictions, and mandates, and all of it, finally got energized and organized enough in North America to be called mass movements. They burst forth in early 2022, showed the flag (so to speak), and the Covid house of cards folded within weeks. T

    he whole thing, the Corona-regime, was a giant with feet of clay all along, but this giant had some kind of hypnotic power and had millions in a trance and of plenty of well-placed collaborators …

    One of the decisive moments I refer to was the “Defeat the Mandates” rally in Washington. For a report on that event in late January 2022, and thoughts on its likely influence on the Canadian Freedom Convoy movement that followed soon thereafter and on the whole history of the two-year Covid phenomenon:

    “Scenes from the “Defeat the Mandates” rally (Washington D.C., Jan. 23, 2022) and thoughts on its place in Corona-Panic history”

    https://hailtoyou.wordpress.com/2022/02/22/scenes-from-defeat-the-mandates-rally-washington-d-c-jan-23-2022-and-thoughts-on-its-place-in-corona-panic-history/

  33. wm5135 March 7, 2022 at 11:36 am #

    Basket of Nations:

    1. Population 1.9 Billion
    Russia
    Belarus
    Czechia
    Kazakstan
    Lebanon
    Libya
    Iran
    Irag
    Yemen
    Afghanistan
    China
    North Korea

    2. Population .8 Billion
    UK
    France
    Belgium
    Germany
    Netherlands
    Poland
    Norway
    Sweden
    Finland
    United States
    Australia
    Japan

    Denazification:

    Basket 1 to Basket 2

    We are looking for your punk ass and we have a list.

    Advice? Learn the name Kadyrov

    nowhere to run to baby, nowhere to hide
    Just can’t get away from you baby, no matter how I try – Holland, Dozier, Holland

    • Amman March 9, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

      India, 1.3B, and a major customer of Russia military hardware and who the USG now wants to sanction. As some Russian man said “Good luck with that.”

  34. JohnAZ March 7, 2022 at 11:38 am #

    Mary

    A discussion with you about Covid.

    Evolution is about mutations happening in random fashion, most fail, some that benefit a species in its environment become integrated into the genetic structure as a positive change.

    Covid is a blank slate for evolution. However, why is it it seems every mutation noted is positive? The scientists say that when the virus propagates, it can create a myriad of mistakes, AKA mutations.
    Why do we keep getting positive mutations, variants.

    Then, why do we get surges when peoples behavior patterns really do not change that much. The mitigation with masks vaccines distancing is pretty much a constant, right? So how can we have such shocking up surges on a fairly regular basis, and NOT seasonally. Are the surges just variants obsoleting all protections, immunity wise, from the prior variant? Is this designed and by who?

    This sucker is manufactured, it is “divinely” designed. Right? My butt, the virology magicians have a handle on what it take to make variants and they are playing with the effects of variation. How else could they manufacture s proteins, no wait, mRNA for the cells to manufacture s proteins without a solid template to work from?

    Here is another dumb ass move. I believe they knew that the reason Covid killed so many folks is because of immunity overreaction AND blood clotting in response to endothelial inflammation. Blood clotting in response to inflammation has been recognized as the cause of myocardial infarctions for decades. What causes the inflammation, the body’s defense? The damned s protein!!!!! So why did these jerks use the s protein to create the vaxx!

    I am undecided why the virology world is doing all of this. Are they under control of the NWO and the goal is population control? If so, they are piss poor at it. Mortality rates of less than 1% are unimpressive.

    Are they playing God games? Aha, here is a distinct possibility. Power people always play God games with humanity.

    Either way, oil up the guillotines. Fauci et al should be in Tumbrell number one.

    I heard rumors Putin has targeted biochem labs in Ukraine. If so, good!

    Have you read Inferno by Dan Brown? Stinking Hollywood blew it in the movie removing its major premise.

    Beautiful way to slow population growth. The protagonist succeeded in releasing his virus in the book. The virus got into the males of the population and genetically selected 3/5 of them to become sterile. What a deal, everyone can just keep screwing all they want and the population declines.

    • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

      It’s good to see you coming around, JAZ.

      Yes the vaccines were for making big pharma billions of dollars using us as guinea pigs. Who knows what they really designed it for, but it’s killing and maiming people.

      I of course don’t believe covid19 exists. I think naturally occurring seasonal coronaviruses might, and that the PTB released some sort of bioweapon in places around the globe.

      It’s not the first time or the last that they will do that.

      Then they called it a pandemic (it wasn’t) and they used that to justify all sorts of horrors, such as Remdisivir and scaring people out of getting early treatment.

      In any case, no one knows all of it but it’s obvious we have been under direct attack- physically and mentally – for 2 years running.

      • Beryl of Oyl March 7, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

        Not just us, either. Australia, Canada, the UK, which western nations didn’t find themselves under totalitarian control?

        How did so many believe it was ever about a virus?

        • spaingaroo March 9, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

          how do they still? because they still do, although they only want to talk about ucraine

  35. elysianfield March 7, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    I have good news and bad news;

    The good news is that the Forward Observer reports that Janet Yellen predicts that the economy, after a period of time, will recover.

    The bad news, is that she predicts it will do so after several…decades.

    YELLEN: SLUGGISH GROWTH FOR DECADES: During a speech on Friday, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that “Forecasters uniformly agree that [economic] growth over the next several decades will be sluggish.” Yellen added that aging demographics and slowing productivity are to blame. During the speech to members of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Yellen added that she believes the Federal Reserve will tackle inflation and ensure a “soft landing” while avoiding a recession. (AC: For at least five years – since the 2017 World Economic Forum – economic analysts, hedge fund managers, and other investment officers have warned about the potential for stagflation, or stagnant economic growth and higher inflation. Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio and Greg Jenson have both warned about the political and societal impacts that persistently low economic growth will bring. I’ll have more in Thursday’s Economic Early Warning

    Oh, and on another note, Al Jazeera reports that North Sea crude hit…$140 a barrel.

    We bought the ticket, and now we will take the ride.

    • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

      Time to pay the piper I guess.

      Well, time for the little people to pay the piper. The big guys? They get the biggest yachts, planes and mansions ever!

    • messianicdruid March 7, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

      Even if it means walking to the village to trade eggs for a pack of aspirins.

      • messianicdruid March 7, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

        I’ll keep my eggs, I know where a willow tree grows. Shorter walk.

    • Alan S March 7, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

      Thanks Elysianfield, I am always in the mood for a good (even modified) Hunter Thompson quote.

      • elysianfield March 7, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

        Alan,
        I am guilty of paraphrasing…it is shameful, and fills me with fear and loathing that I will be again called out….

  36. MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

    The dirty Dems are gonna try to crow victory over covid19 (as I predicted here on these pages):

    https://celiafarber.substack.com/p/gaslit-nation-how-to-take-credit

  37. beantownbill. March 7, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

    Jim, I’m very glad you see the Ukraine war the way you do. I agree with you completely.

  38. butter56 March 7, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

    Sure is handy having Russia/Putin around to blame anything and everything on. Like that 20 lbs i cant loose, I blame it on my high school girl friend from forty years ago. She introduced me to good Italian food and I haven’t been able to stop it since. And its all her fault. It’s never your own fault. Right?

    • Beryl of Oyl March 7, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

      Maybe it is Italy’s fault, then? Not only did they create such a cuisine, they had the bad habit of spreading their creation all over the globe.

      Green Alba just confirmed that for us.

      Poland has some excellent food, but try to find a good Polish eatery in your town.

    • cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

      There was a guy in Florida pulled over by a cop for speeding, and no joke, he blamed Putin on the fact that he was speeding! lol Look it up online if you don’t believe me, it was hilarious.

    • malthuss March 7, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

      loose?

    • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 7:43 pm #

      Well, Trump’s gone, so….

  39. Psychsounds March 7, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

    Here is one source of very good info on the current situation. Once again, we have to be skeptical of everything. It is so hard to know what to believe anymore, but these articles are very articulate and helpful. Much of the news here seems influenced by facts, and not so much nasty reaction to all the war events. I am sure there may be some inaccurate info, but it is the best site I have found so far.

    https://thesaker.is/latest-articles/

    • messianicdruid March 7, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

      “Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.” ? George Orwell

      …by the actual homicidal maniacs.

  40. Jarek March 7, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/review-the-federal-government-paid-media-companies-to-advertise-for-the-vaccines

    The Blaze did a FOIA request and confirmed it. We knew there was massive undue influence, if only because of how few people actually control the media. But the pot was sweetened for the smaller (not little) guys as it was in the medical industry as well. Hand washes hand.

  41. JackStraw March 7, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

    Here’s an excellent interview with an ex-pat living in Ukraine. You’ll be shocked to know that the MSM has it all wrong.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dQQgv-nVUY

    • malthuss March 7, 2022 at 6:10 pm #

      I listened to some of it.

      what can be done to end the war?

  42. Bill of Rights March 7, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

    Hi Jim. Financial mystery:

    Why do you think the EURO is still so strong?

    The EURO has dropped only 3% since the beginning of the year.

    • cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 3:04 pm #

      It’s all being propped up by the Swiss, who are sitting on huge reserves of WWII era gold.

      • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 9:11 am #

        Hey, Cowbell. Wouldn’t surprise me at all. I live in Switz, but even I don’t know what the hell is going on here. Switzerland is one of the least corrupt nations – up to a certain level of government and finance. Above that and it has a nasty record of hiding everyone’s dirty linen. It’s no surprise that some of the most evil organisations on Earth are based here, like the WEF.

  43. Jarek March 7, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/cdc-director-walensky-reveals-she/comments?s=r

    Know it all Walensky now presents herself as an airheaded bimbo. She knows nothing!

    • Beryl of Oyl March 7, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

      Nobody told her. Are we to assume it was above her pay grade to see for herself?

      Anyway it’s a lie that she didn’t know.

    • Hereward the Woke March 7, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

      And she’s not even a GOOD LOOKING airhead bimbo.

  44. neurodoc March 7, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

    Speaking of ‘no where to hide,’ the Euro News is reporting that NATO and the US (with an emphasis on the latter) have ‘given approval’ for multiple US made fighter jets to be sent to Poland for immediate shipment into Ukraine. Recall what Putin said about interference. Get your iodine tabs.

    • Beryl of Oyl March 7, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

      The Market Ticker guy has an epic rant on that topic today:

      WE (The US) Started This War

      https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=245343

      • Alfred March 7, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

        Thanks for the link.

        Ticker guy never pulls his punches.

        Great post.

        • Hereward the Woke March 7, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

          Yep. I worry about his blood pressure sometimes, but he’s definitely one of the few “go to” sites left on the internet.

          • justanotherguy March 7, 2022 at 6:35 pm #

            htw – he’s a master of point and sputter, full of exhortations about how “you” must do this, or “they” must stop that.

            i’d ask him to his face what he’s done irl outside of ranting – while admitting that he does a good job with data / stats, and wringing bs out of the msm firehose.

          • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

            What’s he supposed to do?

          • Paula D March 7, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

            Mary Q, right?
            Why hasn’t he fixed the situation?

          • justanotherguy March 8, 2022 at 12:02 am #

            getting on a public soapbox is all dramatic and full of frisson moments. the stuff that matters is local, local, local, and is mostly a thankless slog.

            we spend all this time typing, identifying the most interesting and cutting rhetoric, years of outrage, on a computer.

            i’ll be out again tomorrow and thursday, volunteering in my community. its a grind, its far from glamorous, but i’ve met loads of like minded people irl.

            maybe everybody hear does that sort of thing too – it beats point and sputter every time, because its *doing something real*.

          • Anthea March 9, 2022 at 10:09 am #

            @ Hereward:

            I wouldn’t worry too much about the guy’s blood pressure. Being a successful blogger requires some theatrics to feed the anger junkies.

            @ justanotherguy:

            Karl’s suggestion for what “we” should do, as far as I can make out, is a general strike. He has also mentioned that we should “withdraw consent,” but I can’t remember what he was referring to in those instances.

            There are a couple of problems with both of these ideas. E.g., I have always said that if everyone, or almost everyone, had refused to wear masks at the outset of this bullshit, it never would have gone any further. So Problem Number One is that a majority of the population is hypnotized. Even people who were skeptical about covid could not bring themselves to refuse to mask. That would be “inconsiderate” and “not nice.”

            Too many people here are either brainwahsed or a bunch of damn goody-goodies who can’t stand up for what’s right lest they make someone “uncomfortable.”

            The problem with the “general strike” idea–which Karl believes would “bring them to their knees”–meaning the people in power–he overlooks the key thing. Sure, economic activity in the US would grind to a halt, but it should be clear at this point that this is what the PTB want–the economic and social destruction of the US.

            So I think Karl is on the wrong track here, from a practical standpoint, at least.

            I’m not sure how I feel about meting out extra-judicial justice of the lone wolf type. There are few people who are skilled, cool-headed, and physically fit enough to assassinate selected people without getting caught.

            Back in the day, there was an organization to do this. They were called Assassins and lived in a fortress called Alamut, near the Caspian Sea. We might see such an organization emerge, but I am not so sure they would be representing my interests.

            My recommendation, when it comes to taking action, is the same as many others’: be in a rural area, do the prepper thing, maybe try to have at least a little stash of gold and silver for when the currency becomes worthless, have skills and be able to produce products so you can barter. And realize that you may need to head for the hills at some point.

            Lastly, be “the remnant” by preserving your culture and values.

          • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 9:28 pm #

            @justanotherguy, so you know that people who are reporters (not the ones who fix problems, the ones that report them) are supposed to also be volunteering like you (talk about virtue signalling) or they’re not worth listening to?

            Your logic is whack.

          • justanotherguy March 9, 2022 at 10:54 pm #

            virtue signalling?

            you call typing here without any risk better than getting out to meet people, form community, sticking your neck out irl virtue signalling? maybe you need to recalibrate.

            sit right there and keep typing, its clear you think you or denninger preaching to the choir is changing things. i’ve watched this for years, and seen nonstop outrage that does nothing but make flat chairs, fat asses and stressed out nobodies.

            prep by your lonesome all you want, but in the end if you’ve got no local connections when shtf, you got nothing.

          • justanotherguy March 9, 2022 at 11:15 pm #

            @anthea

            thank you for the thoughtful observations – its clear you’ve been hearing denninger for a while too.

            he risks nothing. when he sold mcsnet, he had his f**k you $. he is as out of touch as many of the *other* elite, so he can suggest anything he wants – its clear he has lots of ideas about everything *we all* should be doing – ideas that will never be tested because:

            a good proportion of this country’s population is, as you point out, brainwashed. we’ve had a very entitled generation in power and driving our culture since the 70’s – i watched it all, and never felt like a part of it.

            one thing about that generation, is that (and this is of course generalizing – i have dear friends who are the exceptions) everything was taken for granted – it was owed them.

            “i got mine, the reason you can’t get yours is because your’re just not – working hard enough, etc” is a real common attitude. far be it from them to do the hard work of actually engaging with people *where they are at in their lives* to do the necessary work of passing along our culture.

            when i make an effort to challenge people to think for themselves, i’m not usually hitting them with this kind of cynical politics. young people are seldom concerned with that, but the worthy ones do want their own efforts to be rewarded – and clear thinking with a standard of the good, the true, and the beautiful.

            this cultural miasma is clearly against that, but i no longer take for granted that anybody will just “get it”.

            i engage.

          • justanotherguy March 9, 2022 at 11:34 pm #

            and for the record, i want to offer the best definition i’ve come across of “virtue signalling”:

            “In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

            ? Theodore Dalrymple

            further, engaging for the sake of the good, the true and the beautiful, by example, no expectation of quick gratification, is hard, but necessary. it is acting in virtue, at the cost of one’s precious time, often while grasping the tar baby.

            /rant off

            peace

    • stelmosfire March 7, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

      I believe the deal is. Poland sends their beat-up held together with duct tape cold war era Mig-29’s to Ukraine where the Russians will promptly shoot them down and We the People replace them for Poland with state of the art USA made F-16 Falcons. Poland says, thank you very much citizen’s of USA. Here’s a plate of potato pierogies to show our gratitude. Russia considers it an act of war and all bets are off.

      • BackRowHeckler March 7, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

        Ok. It’s a fair exchange. But make it cheese pierogies, please.

      • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 9:14 am #

        Stelmos. I think the deal is off. The Pentagon has nixxed it. The guys there seem to be the only ones thinking clearly about where this could be going. The pols (talking about you, Graham!) are just pushing us towards the mushroom clouds.

    • BackRowHeckler March 7, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

      Basically what you’re saying is Tranny Reading Hour at the library inside the US Embassy — open to all kindergartners in the City of Kiev — might not be held this summer. That’s really a shame.

      At all costs save the giant mural featuring George Floyd (“The Greatest Man that Ever Lived”) that was plastered on the side of the US Embassy in Kiev, as well as the Pride Flag posted at the main entrance. DON’T LET THESE ICONIC SYMBOLS OF AMERICAN FREEDOM FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE ENEMY.

      • justanotherguy March 7, 2022 at 6:36 pm #

        you are a master of sarc, brh

      • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

        LOL!

      • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 9:15 am #

        I thought it was Tranny Reading Month. Are they scaling things back?

  45. anmariwakaranai March 7, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

    Jaz, mortality around 1%,… for now. Let’s wait & see. Don’t forget the self assembly happening inside peeps right now. Watch those vexxed mercs in Ukie for further developments. (If you can get video)

    Over here on the wet coast of canuckistan, we are still fully muzzled, have jab discriminating accessibility to businesses, our provincial fearless leader with recently appearing throat cancer looking gaunt, our chief medical muppet looking gray & aged. But they’re stickin to their guns! Booyah!

    The unrolling of the universal social credit score vex-card immensely worrying, gotta keep pushin the vex till they can inject the luciferase mark of convenience to buy & sell. Better get food water tools seeds fuel while you can my pure ones.

    And get off the coast away from cities if possible. (I have not.)

    And of course, pray.
    ———‘

    Don’t forget how communism was propagated; appeal to the disenfranchised, shut down production, farming. Foment chaos, starvation, fill the gulags, kill the thinkers, religious, protesters,…..
    Profit! (And by profit I mean dominate).

    Don’t forget it was the communists who coined and used critical race theory to create polymorphous perversity to further destabalize society.
    ———

    A little more prophesy of the unapproved catholic sort….

    After the war reaches Italy, goes world wide, Russia & China turn on each other.
    Antichrist steps up & makes peace. Everybody worships him.
    US will have been nuked 3 to 5 times by then. Store water now.
    —–‘X

    Lots of suicides & resignations lately, eh? Good one Jim!

    • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 5:36 pm #

      https://www.barnhardt.biz/2022/03/07/this-isnt-world-war-three-it-is-far-far-worse-this-is-world-war-sodomy/

      If you had prayed harder none of this would be happening.

      • justanotherguy March 7, 2022 at 6:39 pm #

        what’s your point? if prayer is a manifestation of a moral society, and we were, all this would be just a bad dream.

        “Remember: Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place… When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law.” – F. Bastiat

        • anmariwakaranai March 7, 2022 at 7:09 pm #

          Just, I do not think prayer makes society just or moral. And though Bastiat is right in his premise, prayer might open some deluded, hypnotized eyes to the reality of what is upon us AS TIME SPEEDS UP, and our 3.5 years of terror is upon us.

          When ALL seems lost, HE will come.

          Hold on. Hold out.
          You can make it through this!

          • justanotherguy March 7, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

            an amoral society will accomplish nothing with prayer, if it is a prayer offered from no moral foundation.

            can prayer change others? not my business. i pray for wisdom and guidance for myself and anyone that would use it.

          • anmariwakaranai March 7, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

            Just, none of us are paragons, sinless, or anything close. God takes us where we are at.
            Yah gotta start somewhere.
            “Prayer and fasting can stop wars, change the laws of nature.”

            I’ll leave it to you to discover from whence that quote comes.

          • justanotherguy March 7, 2022 at 11:52 pm #

            i respect your conviction, in honesty.

            we are more like job leaving town, warned not to turn back at this point. sorry, but i wasn’t taught to lean on my shovels and pray for holes.

            i volunteer, a lot. i wished to be judged by moral standards, act accordingly, and pass on as much as i can to young people. actively.

          • justanotherguy March 7, 2022 at 11:54 pm #

            ETA – the original statement read like sarc, apologies if i was mistaken.

          • anmariwakaranai March 7, 2022 at 11:59 pm #

            We are like Job! If I had true conviction, or any of us did, none of this sht would be happening.
            On sarc. I am never clear. Lol

          • justanotherguy March 8, 2022 at 12:06 am #

            didn’t mean sarc from you, that j person’s statement above. i tend to call out statements that use obfuscation or vague pretension as a rhetorical device.

      • anmariwakaranai March 7, 2022 at 7:01 pm #

        Jar, I have no doubt you’re right.

      • Anthea March 9, 2022 at 10:57 am #

        @ Jarek:

        Prayer is a good idea. It appears to me that the conversion of Russia was effected by prayer in response to the requests of Our Lady of Fatima.

        On the other hand, not everything we ask for in prayer is granted. Jesus himself prayed in Gethsemene that he would not have to endure cricifiction. There are times when Christians are called to endure personal suffering and sacrifice, as Jesus did–which our dignity and glory. Sometimes you get more dignity and glory than you really wanted.

        • justanotherguy March 9, 2022 at 11:40 pm #

          amen – we’ve had 50 years of being let to expect life to be all easy. the bill comes due.

  46. hustled enough March 7, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

    ” Russia objected to the expansion of NATO to its very border, based on long-standing prior agreements about it. “Joe Biden” had every chance to formally recognize that reality and stupidly demurred. The Ukrainian government, ditto. Our side (the USA) had already created enough mischief there in mounting the 2014 coup against a government friendly with Russia, and then arming its replacement to harass Ukraine’s own citizens in its easternmost provinces, Donetsk and Luhansk. Two weeks ago, Russia moved in to forcefully correct all that. After all, Ukraine had been a part of Russia since they wrested it from the Ottoman (Turkish) empire in the 1700s, and in any other sense Ukraine is within Russia’s sphere-of-influence, as such things are defined in geopolitical history.”

    There is a lot to take issue with here, but I will focus on one area of disagreement I have with.JK’s approach to the current war between Ukraine and Russia. It is his unwillingness to take into account the other side. The view is pretty specc’y from 50,000 feet, as the “Clean-up in Aisle Four Operation” goes on. It is revealing how little many think of Ukraine, here. It is seen as a puppet or object for great power interactions. Yes, it is this–hence a cleanup of a broken jar, perhaps?But it is so MUCH MORE. It is ironic to me that many folks here who cry “Freedom!” and demand agency and self-determination on any number of issues (masks, vacc’s etc), can’t extend that need to those who seriously do NOT want Russian intervention their nation and desire self-determination. The majority of Ukrainians, are seriously pissed to see their country being destroyed and their loved ones’ killed.

    And as for that “cleanup” metaphor … How does one clean up the “mess” if one is busily set on destroying a nation’s infrastructure and its people? That sounds a lot like “bombing a village in order to save it.”

    You need to keep this desire for East European self-determination, front and centre if you want to understand Ukrainian thinking and action. You blame this on Biden? You will not find many supporters for your line of thinking in Eastern Europe. Don’t be too worried though–plenty of sober people on the left and right IN THIS COUNTRY have versions of the story JK is spinning here. They KNOW the Russians in a way that we cannot wrap our heads around. The majority of Ukrainians do not blame Biden. Biden wasn’t the one who decided on a full scale invasion of Ukraine. That was Putin. Putin could have updated the standard Russian use of salami slicing aggrandizement as they did in 2014. Take over the separatist states and wait. Oh, but no! He wanted it all, now. And that was due to Biden “goading” Putin into it? Newsflash: Putin is not a child, so please avoid painting him as one. No–that decision was on Putin. He was just doing what Russia likes to do–historically.

    And if you want to hold to the fantasy that Russia was sorely provoked, check it out from the ground level of Poland, Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania. They KNOW what Russia is like. That is why they wanted NATO entry in the 90s. But if JK and others are to believed, these states SHOULD be in the Russian sphere of influence. I think that if you were to ask folks in these countries, almost all of them, especially older than 50 will tell you politely, for folks in that part of the world are taught by their elders to be polite–they prefer their autonomy and the right of self-determination, and are willing to die in large numbers to keep it–even if they are out-gunned. Just as Ukrainians appear to be doing.

    hustled enough — I stick by what I wrote. Your arguments range from lame to incoherent. JHK Admin

    • anmariwakaranai March 7, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

      But, but how to create holomodor 2.0??? And as warm and fuzzy as your aurgument is, hustled, how bout those ‘hustles’ goin on with the sons of thunder?, ie: the kids of those in power.

      Methinks you see msm and nothing else. Try tor and duck duck for better perspective.

      One thing I agree with. This, like the coof policy, is about divide and conquer. So while we all argue, they come down with a social credit score pass, universally.

      This war has many fronts. Turn off your fkn teevee.

      • hustled enough March 7, 2022 at 10:30 pm #

        anmariwakaranai,
        What are you saying?
        You want a repeat of the Ukrainian Famine of the 1930s?
        I use Duck Duck Go and it gives me the same info.
        I read BOOKS on the history of the area. E.g., check out Snyder, The Bloodlands on the history of the area between 1933 – 1945 to get some necessary background.
        HE

        • Night Owl March 8, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

          Cargil returns to troll the board for at least the twentieth time as “hustled enough.”

          And people engage with him.

          FFS.

        • anmariwakaranai March 8, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

          No. Your guys want it. Head over to saker for the other side of the story.

    • Paula D March 7, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

      What a bizarre take.
      Freedom? Self determination?
      What about when the US backed a coup in 2014 to overthrow their elected government? And that was Biden, by the way. And it was Biden’s son who got $50,000 a month to sit on the board of a corporation stealing Ukraine’s natural gas for their own profit. Is that “freedom”? Is that ”self determination”?
      What about when nazis post-coup outlawed political parties, beat up and/or assassinated opponents of the coup regime, threw journalists in jail, outlawed people’s speaking their own language, bombed Donbass for 8 years?
      You call that ”freedom”? You call that ”self determination”?
      Bizarre.

      • cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

        It appears the “Big Guy” is getting a little too big for his britches.

      • hustled enough March 7, 2022 at 10:14 pm #

        Hi Paula D,
        I think you mistake some elites who want to do well for themselves–and that is the same EVERYWHERE–Donald Trump giving tax breaks to the rich? Rich getting richer? So, corruption–Ukrainian–our own backyard reeks of it. So, saying that the Ukrainians don’t deserve the opportunity of self-determination–you might as well say that Americans don;’y deserve self-determination because of the cesspool here. You can’t demand something for yourself that you won’t allow others… well, you can, we just call that hypocrisy.
        HE

    • Paula D March 7, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

      Russia is not destroying infrastructure.
      That is what the US does, so you are probably confused.
      The electricity is still on, the cars are still moving, the internet works.
      Russia DID turn the water back on to Crimea, which the coup government in Kiev turned off 8 years ago.
      That is called restoring infrastructure, not destroying it.

      • anmariwakaranai March 7, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

        Hustled enough is under a forced delusion. Hypnotized and spouting msm lines. Time to move on. We cannot convince them any longer. They will have nothing, and they will be happy.

        Us, not so much. Lets make alternate parallel communities and form a world wide alliance of resistance, truth, survivalists.

        • hustled enough March 8, 2022 at 10:17 am #

          anmariwakaranai,
          If you look at your reply, it is devoid of argument. You don’t actually disagree with me. How can you? Russia INVADED another country and the people of that country are fighting back–just as you would, to protect their homes and families–upholding American values–such as self determination. That value is pretty big here.

          Russia is not subtle on the battlefield. Part of your (and others) ADMIRATION for Russia and its actions is based on your implicit understanding of things. “They get things done.” They levelled Grozny. What makes you suddenly say–fake news!!! to what is happening in Ukraine. You can either hide in a hole or face what Russia is–an aggressive and expansionist power that is willing to use whatever level of force to achieve what it understands are its objectives, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Grozny_(1994–1995). Yeah, the chants of “Fake News” keep you warm…

          • anmariwakaranai March 8, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

            AMERICAN VALUES defined;

            fuck up normal sexuality by fomenting polymorphic perversity from kindergarten.

            Teach critical race theory to further divide and destroy the family and society.

            Invade countries under the pretext of freedumb to rape their resources.

            Poison citizens with round up ready gmos, tv, internet content.

            Create addicts and injuries with pharma, food, porn.

            You have been hustled enough by the true enemy H. Go look at what real Ukies are saying on a non censored platform. You have bad facts put out by the NWO regime. And USA IS IT’S LACKEY.

          • hustled enough March 8, 2022 at 11:09 pm #

            anmariwakarani,
            I had no idea that you were a screaming progressive! You think those are American values? Wow. Those are effects of the values people hold.

            As for “censored platforms” you might want to explain why you believe what comes from the Russian side where they REALLY CENSOR news! The only view available from Russia is what Putin wants you to see. But if you want to believe that coverage over the admittedly less than perfect options you have in the West, have at it. I would add that there will always be folks who prefer the new “liberators” to what they have now. The question remains what the majority of folks in Ukraine say–in words and in action. Hundreds of thousand joining the defence forces and millions running to other countries–yeah, Russians are being met with open arms… not.
            HE

      • malthuss March 7, 2022 at 5:33 pm #

        Russia is not destroying infrastructure.

        proof?

        • Redneck Liberal March 7, 2022 at 6:45 pm #

          Because Putin SAID they aren’t…enough “proof” for the weird and confused who are rah-rahing for Putin.

          • justanotherguy March 7, 2022 at 7:26 pm #

            because the cell phone camera army would have uploaded any atrocities of any kind that could be used to put putin back a step or three. and that would be played on msm 24/7 ad nauseum.

            absent that, the msm has been called out over and over for faking virtually every bit of agitprop seen so far.

            that is proof enough.

          • hustled enough March 7, 2022 at 10:54 pm #

            justanotherguy,
            So what makes you so supportive of Russian claims? I haven’t seen the people of Ukraine throwing flowers at their Russian liberators, have you? Dressed in gayly coloured peasant clothing? And the agitprop claim–how much do you think Russia is doing? When I have been digging on the agitprop claims, I see claims made by those supporting Russia get debunked by those showing how they were put together to support Russian narratives. I am sure that the Ukrainians I doing some, but you saying that the MSM is faking this stuff–sounds like this claim comes out of the Turnip “fake news” play book.

          • justanotherguy March 7, 2022 at 11:55 pm #

            keep digging. and oh by the way, simplify as much as you want, if that gives you satisfaction.

            i’ll let our host’s response and my own stand.

          • hustled enough March 8, 2022 at 10:22 am #

            justanotherguy,
            By all means allow, “our host’s response and my own stand.”
            If you are swayed by an empty sentence from JHK Admin and your own lack of argument, feel free. It is hard to reconcile the manner in which you can VALUE self-determination at home and deny it to others, especially when you KNOW how the Russians act when they want to achieve an objective. That clean up in aisle four will be spotless by the time the Russians finish–if the Ukrainians continue to resist.

            Why should the Ukrainians resist? Why do you? For many of the same reasons.
            HE

          • justanotherguy March 8, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

            half blind hypocrite

          • Night Owl March 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

            The burden of proof is on the accuser.

            We went through this during the Ukraine phone call hoax, and you were left wetting yourself.

          • hustled enough March 8, 2022 at 11:15 pm #

            justanotherguy,
            Bwwwaaahhhhh!

            And Nightowl,
            Its OK, I wouldn’t want to defend the steaming pile you guys are trying to defend either. Its radioactive, and getting more so. I never thought I would see so many folks in this country (including TV stations) supporting an authoritarian Russian leader invading, killing, and undermining Ukrainian desires for freedom. But that is the kind of world we live in now.
            HE

          • Night Owl March 9, 2022 at 8:35 am #

            They are retaking what was stolen from them in 2014 during the Maidan coup from Nuland and the US State Department.

            And killing many of the Nazis that State worked with, which is a rather noble act.

          • hustled enough March 9, 2022 at 5:39 pm #

            Night Owl,
            “They are retaking what was stolen from them in 2014 during the Maidan coup.”

            I would suggest that your comparison needs some work.I think there is a difference between a popular domestic uprising that removed a Ukrainian President and a foreign government deciding to invade Ukraine to install someone more to their liking.

            And by the way, as much as some folks want to believe it, a majority of Ukrainians do NOT see themselves as the property of Russia…
            HE

          • justanotherguy March 9, 2022 at 11:44 pm #

            h.e. – you seem to forget people are not their governments. compassion for ukrainian people – absolutely.

            compassion for the puppets putting on this c19 hide-the-sausage? really?

            i fully admit that i don’t know what’s going on over there really. nobody here does.

            but when the same bunch of liars that took us thru 2 years of hell for the sake of *the great reset*, see it fail and pivot to the proffered distraction over there?

            yea, curse me to hell for being skeptical.

            you should expect some brownie points from the liars for your work here.

          • justanotherguy March 10, 2022 at 12:01 am #

            h.e.

            maybe you heard about victoria nuland handing out cookies in maidan square in 2014? if not, you have no business claiming anything like objectivity.

            https://www.quora.com/Why-did-Victoria-Nuland-hand-out-cookies-in-Kiev-Ukraine

          • justanotherguy March 10, 2022 at 12:19 am #

            h.e.

            since you think the facts are in your corner, and that there is little to suggest otherwise, try this piece and come back with your list of falsehoods.

            https://mate.substack.com/p/by-using-ukraine-to-fight-russia?s=r

            since you pose as a neocon ideologue (troll?), you might glance at it, see the tone, and dismiss what you see as poison.

            i can put it in front of you, but i can’t understand it for you.

            prove us wrong.

          • Night Owl March 10, 2022 at 7:34 am #

            Nuland’s recorded phone calls gave the coup away. The famous “Fuck the EU” portion being right up there with her recent flub admitting that the US has biolabs throughout the puppet state.

            The fun part about guys like Tekapo/Cargill (HE) is that they cannot think. They arrive here with lists of talking points that are easily disassembled by individuals with a memory and an IQ above room temperature.

          • hustled enough March 10, 2022 at 11:19 am #

            justanotherguy,
            “prove us wrong.”
            First, it was a great article! I think his analysis is really interesting. Thank you for the link, I learned some cool stuff.

            Let us grant that the US was up to its elbows in shennigans in Ukraine and was actively involved in the events of 2014.

            And the point being? If you are in super agreement with the article you gave me, you would also have to believe that American moves happened as a direct result of the prior Russian moves into Syria. Russia flexing its Big Power muscles, something that America as another Big Power was going to counter. If the article is right about that, and you appear to think it is, why aren’t you also saying–given a long chain of cause and effect–that the “Ukrainian Coup” is a consequence of Russia putting on its Bog Boy Pants and wanting to mix it with the US? Or that Russian interference in the US election is a direct consequence of the US messing in Russia’s backyard?

            And if you do grant these things, you can stop there, and say it is all Big Power stuff, and what a pity about Ukraine, as neocons do. Or you can go on and say that from the perspective of the Ukrainian people who want the right of self-determination, Putin is fighting an unjustified war, because of Big Power aspirations. A war that will kill thousands of people and level cities AND infrastructure those cities contain; that this war should be condemned in the strongest terms. And if you don’t want to, so be it. And the next time the US invades Mexico and/or Canada or Cuba or some other LA country, I will be out on the streets protesting. At least I hope so, as long as we are still allowed to do that here or read about what the US is doing in the MSM. Because they can’t do that in Russia because their government will punish their own people if they try to do so peacefully.
            HE

          • justanotherguy March 10, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

            so fine, we agree this is big power stuff. nobody wants to see the innocent suffer.

            the thing i don’t believe you understand around here is the opposition to “the great reset”, which is, with the participation of the neocons, where all this is heading.

            agree that one world government is not preferable to multipolar balance of powers. the reality is that small countries in geopolitically significant places will inevitably be dragged into this.

            so for ukraine, the exemplar neutrality of switzerland, finland, sweden might be a resolution acceptable to everyone?

            i’ve thought a lot about ukraine joining the eu as middle ground, and my reply to that is only if they never join the currency union – joining the euro would compromise ukraine’s neutrality by stealth.

            fractional reserve banking is the root of all this crap – i suspect we all will agree on that. its axiomatic that the penultimate human flaw is the inability to now want *more* power always.

            our founders saw that, though the jury at the moment is not reflecting well on the results so far…

          • justanotherguy March 10, 2022 at 4:51 pm #

            and i do not agree that russia has been in our elections. 80+MM american citizens do agree that 2020 was an absolutely fraudulent election.

            and many of us think that trump was a badly played buffoon. he did tear off the rotting scab – his only real accomplishment, imho.

          • hustled enough March 10, 2022 at 9:21 pm #

            juatanotherguy,
            We have more in common than either of us thought, though, as you can imagine I disagree with the majority of commentators here with regards to the election (I do not believe that it was “stolen”). But so what.
            I can see the point of view of “the Big Powers,” yes, but I also see the view from Eastern European countries perspectives. I agree that it is unfortunate that small countries get caught up in Big Power games, but it is also why Eastern European countries want into NATO, because they don’t want to be in Russia’s sphere of influence. Just because Friedman and his ilk tell us in their sophisticated views that we have to “bow to the inevitable,” I say “Fuck that.” And if Ukraine says the same thing and goes “full Eastern European” against the Russians, there won’t be much left of Ukraine except a smoking husk with lots of dead Ukrainians and plenty of dead Russians and a destabilised Russia. Now that will be a some kind of clean-up on aisle four…
            HE

          • justanotherguy March 10, 2022 at 10:16 pm #

            so, finally…

            is it not obvious that we in the us are sick of empire? it’s literally killing us.

            long term stability probably means accepting a defensible sphere of influence, and not breaking any nation’s back either to keep that sphere or be within it.

            soviets took a step too far in our direction with cuba, but as learned not to long ago, in response to mrbm placements in turkey just prior.

            this has all been played before.

            i still think the timing is just way too convenient, and i know puting has had ties to the wef.

            and the running joke is that puting cured covid, which narrative has fallen to disaster to the monsters who began with event 201 and tried to lock the entire west into a digital panopticon.

            that is why i reserve the right to get smarter, and absolutely not trust any of this new narrative.

            peace.

        • Paula D March 7, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

          Here’s a podcast which includes a guy in Kiev right now.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7isMkGxOrXs

        • hustled enough March 7, 2022 at 10:17 pm #

          Hi malthuss,
          I include delaying actions by Ukraine forces forced to blow up bridges, etc in order to slow Russian advances.
          I will also add shelling of nuclear reactor sites. 1600 feet from a reactor … hmmm…
          Damage to roads, etc will be extensive. Telecommunications. And we are only two weeks in. Plenty more to destroy.

          • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 10:53 am #

            Putin’s not letting NATO take over Ukraine, full stop.

            That’s what’s going on here.

            You are cheering for the Zelensky Nazis, hired and paid for by the US.

            You are a moron.

          • hustled enough March 9, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

            MaryQueen,
            “Putin’s not letting NATO take over Ukraine, full stop.”

            So, in order to do that, he will invade a sovereign country, cause destruction galore, and ignore the desires of the majority of Ukrainians who are busy defying him… taking it over himself. You are willing to destroy the “town” in order to save it. That claim didn’t make sense when first reported, and yours makes no sense now.
            HE

          • Paula D March 9, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

            HE claims that Ukies blowing up bridges is part of Russia’s destruction of infrastructure. “The devil made them do it”.
            That’s all he has except possible road damage, except lying about the fire in the office of the nuclear plant and the bombing of a telecommunication tower.
            Wow. Shock And Awe Redux!
            Pathetic.

          • hustled enough March 9, 2022 at 5:42 pm #

            Paula D,
            If the “devil is attacking you” then yes, blowing stuff up to protect yourself and to stop the devil attacking you is all on the devil.

            Add hospitals and schools to the growing list of infrastructure targets.
            HE

          • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 9:30 pm #

            Learn something about the Ukraine/Russia situation, beginning with the 2014 infiltration (US backed) of Ukraine nazis into power, who have terrorized the country since 2014 then get back to us.

          • hustled enough March 10, 2022 at 9:22 pm #

            Mary Queen,
            You should read the article that justanotherguy posted. It is an interesting read that will shake up your preconceptions. Good stuff.
            HE

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 11, 2022 at 12:15 am #

            Large-scale centralized State Governments are ‘complex sociomaterial technologies’ that appear to be beginning to fight for their lives in the faces of the depletion of the kinds, qualities and levels of energy, materials, and social and ecological stabilities (etc.) required by their very survival.

            I’d be very surprised, if I had a time machine, that Russia, Ukraine or America (etc.) at least as we currently know them lasted longer than, say, the next 100 years or so.

            Then, assuming they don’t last past that, there won’t be any Ukrainians, Russians or Americans left. This is not necessarily because the people in those regions disappeared, but because their sociogeoplitical designations did.

            It was not that long ago that we were all just hunters and gatherers living in simple bands and tribes.

            I write to you as an anarchist and fellow Terran, incidentally, and via a complex form of technology (actually a myriad of technologies) known as ‘the internet’, which may not last that long either and for similar reasons.

    • Blackbird March 7, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

      So the people of the Ukraine have the right to self-determination, but not the people of the Donbas? It’s all so clear from 50,000 feet!

      Do you work for the State Department hustled?

      • hustled enough March 7, 2022 at 10:23 pm #

        Blackbird,
        One thing does not exclude the other. You can dislike the Ukrainian government’s decision to contest the land grab by Russia in Eastern Ukraine, but that does not invalidate Ukraine’s determination to remain free of Russia’s oppression. I will point out that Donetsk and Luhansk both have plenty of Ukrainians sympathetic to Ukraine. May of them MOVED OUT over time in the face of harassment for separatists.As I said in my post–if your approach were correct, Putin could have achieved his goal by moving into the separatist region and brought under Russian “protection.” Ukraine would not have been able to do anything about it, and if it had attacked Russia, it would have been the perfect pretext to invade the rest of Ukraine. He didn’t He chose to go for broke. So, I don’t buy your claim.
        HE

      • Paula D March 8, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

        Yes, Blackbird, he must work for the State Dept.
        You ask why the people of Donbass don’t deserve self determination and he answers, because they don’t support “Ukraine”.
        But he clearly means the coup government of Ukraine, not the elected government overthrown in 2014.

        • hustled enough March 8, 2022 at 11:18 pm #

          Paula D,
          Feel free to continue to misrepresent my position.
          HE

          • Paula D March 9, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

            Do you or do you not ignore the citizens of Donbass, as well as the vast majority of Ukrainians who are against the post-coup nazis, so voted for Zelensky who ran on a platform of peace with Donbass?
            Yes, you are ignoring them, in your insistence that real Ukrainians support having the Azoz battalion summarily executing any Ukrainian who supports the removal of the Nazis.
            I think you are wrong, and I don’t care how many US State Dept/ CIA platitudes you spout.
            They are unconvincing.

          • hustled enough March 9, 2022 at 6:02 pm #

            Paula D,
            Please read other comments I have made about folks in Donetsk and Luhansk.
            As for “post-coup nazis,” seriously? Old Soviet propaganda tropes? On your reasoning, concerning the Azoz Special Operations Detachment–if you make that claim, I could label the US as an extremist right wing sympathising nation, given the number of people who supported what the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers were doing around the Capital on or around 6 January 2020. Or that some folks here support other extremist organisations.

            I can say that the Azoz mob is not representative of Ukrainian society in the same way I can say that Oath Keepers and Proud Boys are not representative of US society.

            As for a platform of peace, do you really believe that those soldiers on the separatist side were not also provocative and doing bad things? That the DPR and LPR are actually respecting their own “citizens” rights to property, etc? I can see that both sides have grievance here. Can you? And if you do, does this make you less inclined to support the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As I have said before–Russia could have gotten what it wanted by “peacefully occupying” Donetsk and Luhansk is a “special operation” and Ukraine would have been able to do little about it; the West would have grumbled and life would have gone on as it did after Crimea was annexed. Russia chose to invade Ukraine instead …
            HE

          • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 9:31 pm #

            @hustledenough who have the Proud Boys been shelling for 8 years? I’ll wait.

          • hustled enough March 9, 2022 at 11:00 pm #

            MaryQueen,
            If you want to be that obtuse, you are welcome to it.
            HE

          • justanotherguy March 10, 2022 at 12:24 am #

            h.e.

            your rhetoric is pretty sloppy – who’s paying you? you might be overcharging.

    • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 7:52 pm #

      I just love it when JHK shows up to slap down a deserving knucklehead.

      • Redneck Liberal March 7, 2022 at 8:53 pm #

        “deserving knucklehead” = someone with a differing view. Who’s not a fascist?

        • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 10:53 am #

          Wokeism is not a good look on you, Fake Trae.

          • Night Owl March 9, 2022 at 3:34 pm #

            I always forget that Rednut pretended to be a Youtube celebrity.

          • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 9:32 pm #

            It was so cringeworthy! He was so desperate from the little drips of accolades from O.G. Hawkins. So very cringeworthy.

          • Night Owl March 10, 2022 at 5:20 pm #

            OG was a strange guy.

      • hustled enough March 7, 2022 at 10:40 pm #

        Seriously MaryQueen?
        Wow, you are easily swayed by argument by assertion.
        HE

        • Night Owl March 8, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

          Why have you returned after the ban yet again, Cargill?

          • hustled enough March 8, 2022 at 11:20 pm #

            Night Owl,
            Clearly still no argument….
            I have no idea who Cargill is, though I imagine he annoyed people with logic and the desire for evidence that did not just come from right wing sites and Russian propaganda outlets to back claims.
            HE

          • Night Owl March 9, 2022 at 8:31 am #

            There was no argument, so I chose to ask you why you are returning after the ban, Cargill?

            In your own time.

        • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 9:32 pm #

          Funny comment coming from a CNN dupe.

    • hustled enough March 7, 2022 at 10:39 pm #

      Thank you for replying to my post, JHK Admin, if superficially. I think we can both agree that “Your arguments range from lame to incoherent” is hardly a takedown.
      I understand you have better things to do with your time than talk to me. But it looks pretty clear that you support authoritarians against a people’s right to self-determination. You would not countenance this kind of nonsense here (and you don’t) but when faced with clear evidence that the average Ukrainian in the street is putting their bodies & lives on the line to defend their homes, and families your claims become more and more underwhelming. As I say below–these people are NOT acting this way to prop up a corrupt regime. They are doing it for the IDEA of a free Ukraine and to protect their homes and families. That might seem terribly naivety you but Ukrainians remind us of the kind of actor Russia is naturally attuned to being–aggressive and expansionary.
      HE

      • Paula D March 8, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

        So you ignore the coup to continue to argue that Ukrainians deserve “self determination”.
        That’s a pretty telling ignore.

        • hustled enough March 8, 2022 at 11:29 pm #

          Paula D,
          I seem to remember a number of countries that overthrew their “legitimate” governments. Do I have to point this out? So be it. This essay got a lot of ATTENTION, back in the day. Locke, 2nd Treatise, s222: “The Reason why Men enter into Society, is the preservation of their Property; and the end why they chuse and authorize a Legislative, is, that there may be Laws made, and Rules set as Guards and Fences to the Properties of all the Members of the Society, to limit the Power, and moderate the Dominion of every Part and Member of the Society. For since it can never be supposed to be the Will of the Society, that the Legislative should have a Power to destroy that, which every one designs to secure, by entering into Society, and for which the People submitted themselves to the Legislators of their own making; whenever the Legislators endeavour to take away, and destroy the Property of the People, or to reduce them to Slavery under Arbitrary Power, they put themselves into a state of War with the People, who are thereupon absolved from any farther Obedience, and are left to the common Refuge, which God hath provided for all Men, against Force and Violence.”

          Translation–the British King is treating us like shite, let us revolt… ring a bell? If you are going to shit on Ukraine for getting rid of a Soviet puppet, then I guess you think that the American Revolution was a BAD THING…

          So, what say you?
          HE

          • Night Owl March 9, 2022 at 8:36 am #

            I say tha Tekapo/Cargill has gained no IQ points during his time away (his ban).

          • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 10:51 am #

            @N.O. I hope this instigates another one.

          • Night Owl March 9, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

            TBH, I kind of enjoy his presence. A side bonus is that Rednut feels confident enough to crawl out of his mouse hole, as well.

            And that is how comedy gold is mined.

          • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 9:33 pm #

            True. LOL!

          • hustled enough March 9, 2022 at 11:02 pm #

            So, yeah, you all think that the American Revolution was a bad idea…
            HE

          • Night Owl March 10, 2022 at 7:36 am #

            I think the American Revolution was a great idea.

          • hustled enough March 10, 2022 at 10:24 am #

            Night Owl,
            Then why get pissed at Ukrainians wanting to throw out a Russian puppet and chart their course–as imperfect as it is–towards self-determination away from slavish allegiance to an authoritarian Russia?
            HE

          • Night Owl March 10, 2022 at 11:05 am #

            Because, Tekapo (HE), the US State Department overthrew an elected Ukrainian president using a proxy army and puppet cabinet of Banderite Nazis.

      • justanotherguy March 8, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

        did you get this way thinking good guy – bad guy comic books were a perfect model of the real world?

        k.i.s.s.

        • hustled enough March 8, 2022 at 11:30 pm #

          justanotherguy,
          Batman, BABY!
          HE

          • justanotherguy March 11, 2022 at 12:18 am #

            wanna bet we’re going to hear from JHK about bioweapons labs tomorrow, friday am?

      • anmariwakaranai March 8, 2022 at 3:15 pm #

        Russia has never been expansionary. Communism has. The 14 k people killed in Donbass since 2014 disagree with you & msm.

        • Redneck Liberal March 8, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

          I keep seeing this 14k number as if it’s all Russian-speaking civilians in the Donbas region and that they’re all innocent victims that Putin is striving to protect.

          Stats released by the UN, the USA & Ukraine point to that 14k total number, but just 3,500-odd were civilians – the rest were combatants from both sides of the conflict.

          When the ethnic Russians in the east grabbed their opportunity after the 2014 election to secede and Putin threw his weight behind them, they started what is in effect a civil war. An elected government has a right, some would say an obligation, to resist secessionists. Yet the pro-Putin mob around here are all tears & woe for those who started the conflict.

          And who the fuck is cowbell81? In just this thread, he’s invited Putin to nuke New Zealand AND, later, the USA. Crazy, and fortunately of no influence on geopolitics.

          • cowbell81 March 8, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

            Yeah, well if Putin or Baba Biden was actually reading this message board and taking cues on their next course of action from it, I would be really surprised (and impressed).

          • Redneck Liberal March 8, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

            Well, of course not. If they were, the world’s problems would have all been solved by last Saturday lunchtime, wouldn’t they? What with “brain-the-size-of-a-planet” Narc Troll to show them the light.

            However, that’s not my point. I find it offensive that you (or anyone) would make jokes about nuking New Zealand because whatever-you-find-loathsome, but when you doubled down and invited him to nuke the USA? To “put us all out of our misery”? That strikes me as extremely sad, perhaps you need an intervention.

          • Night Owl March 9, 2022 at 8:38 am #

            They seceded due to the State Dept.-backed Nazi/Banderite coup in 2014.

            See how easy it is to lay waste to your post?

          • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 9:36 pm #

            Redneck who acts appalled when JHK warns people he will ban them for inappropriate behavior, also wants to police our language (re: bombing NZ, which was obviously a joke).

            This is why people laugh at the blue cult. They don’t have any ability for critical thought and contradict themselves constantly. This is necessary for one to buy into the Wokeism Cult(tm).

          • Night Owl March 10, 2022 at 7:37 am #

            Rednut is getting quite fired up now.

            Big laffs.

        • hustled enough March 8, 2022 at 11:36 pm #

          anmariwakaranai,
          Sorry, but you are ronger than WRONG! 🙂
          Check out any history of Eastern Europe, or any book by Norman Davies, Europe: A History is magisterial, and you can use the index to check on the progress of Russia over time from wee little thing to being an 11 time zone monster.

          Russia picked up some real estate after communism took over, but it had a most of what it had earlier (Poland, Baltic, etc., were carved up piecemeal during 17th-19th centuries. Lost some after WWI and got it back after WWII, and lost it again after disintegration of the USSR; and so it goes…
          HE

          • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 9:37 pm #

            It’s OK when the US does it though. Right?

          • justanotherguy March 9, 2022 at 11:50 pm #

            h.e. are you a neocon?

          • hustled enough March 10, 2022 at 10:21 am #

            Mary Queen,
            No, it isn’t. But this does not excuse what Russia is doing. If you think it is wrong for the US to do, then it is also wrong for the Russians to do.
            HE

            justanotherguy,
            What do you define as a neocon?
            HE

    • anmariwakaranai March 8, 2022 at 3:42 pm #

      Hustled, comment on this,

      https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=245343

      • hustled enough March 9, 2022 at 12:33 am #

        anmariwakaranai,
        I read the article.
        1. Do you have any evidence–a written statement to the effect that NATO or the US promised not to expand NATO? The site doesn’t.
        2. Does the site acknowledge that Crimea came into the Russian Empire in the late 18th century and that a little less than two centuries later in 1954, Khrushchev transferred governance from the Russian SFSR to the Ukrainian SSR control?
        3. I wonder if Ukraine had thousands of troops on its eastern borders matched against the separatist troops, because… the separatists had thousands of Russian backed troops there and this had been contested since 2014?
        Just three questions out of many for you.

        Please notice that there is zero evidence here–just assertion. I can accept that Russia has grievances, as a great power that feels encircled, but I do not see anything looking at things from the other side, i.e., Ukraine.

        As for Donetsk and Luhansk, yes, they may have legitimate aspirations, but I certainly don’t remember Ukraine doing a full sale invasion. Do you?And it works both way–if you want, as the person writing the article suggests we should support Donetsk and Luhansk’s aspirations, then surely you must support Ukraine’s desire to remove the Russian yoke Putin is trying to put on it, right?
        HE

        • Night Owl March 9, 2022 at 8:49 am #

          Good post, Ana.

        • justanotherguy March 9, 2022 at 11:52 pm #

          h.e.

          if you were making the decisions in 1962, i bet the missiles would still be in cuba?

          oh right, dirty russians, never mind.

        • anmariwakaranai March 10, 2022 at 11:50 pm #

          Ok hustled. You win. We’ll all bend over for luciferaze injection and take that, ‘mark of convenience to buy & sell’, as it says in the good book, the apocalypse of saint john.

          In the meantime, we’ll reconstitute Vicky Nulands US bioterror labs IN ukieland, by her own admission…, Stop killing nazis, (see Oliver Stones, Ukraine on Fire ‘, on bitchute), let them proceed with their March 5th planned genocide, (see written statement of Ukie government plans on Saker blog), let the wef, wmf, and Schwaubians go back to the balkanisation and genocide of the Donbass, in purple tights if you wish. Get that damned country in nato, start a nuclear war, and off to the raves, just like you want.

        • anmariwakaranai March 11, 2022 at 12:04 am #

          Yes he, there is a hand written doc with pics of gorbachev, and all the usual suspects probably at davos. I have pisted it several times. Each website I have directed you to has a copy. I can do no more.

          As to Donesk genocide by nazis in 2014 until now and waaaay back to Bandera himself, inspired by the nazis of ww2, if you can’t do the history, it’s on you.

  47. Billingsgate March 7, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

    Seeing a parallel between two hoaxes: the Elizabeth Holmes/Theranos “medical breakthrough” and the COVID vaccine/pandemic hoax, though the former pales in comparison to the latter.

    A recent Dateline episode breathlessly reported how a 19-year-old fanatic made monkeys out of the greedy, gullible but oh-so-innocent ruling class elite in academe, “the medical community,” big government regulators, big pharma, and even Walgreens. The unspoken irony is that no one at Dateline or any of the other media journalist giants had anything to do with exposing the hoax. It came down to a couple of insurance investigators who noted the obvious fraud and started the dominos falling, revealing how the self-anointed idiots were played and huge sums, lost. But now Dateline is on it.

    Question is: how long, if ever, before the same media, handmaiden to the COVID vaccine/pandemic hoaxes, acknowledges the barrage of incriminating reports now spewing from insurance companies, embalmers, and even Pfizer, the WHO and the CDC? How long before Dateline et al let the public know who was actually responsible for massive (and unnecessary) suffering and death?

    • Paula D March 7, 2022 at 3:32 pm #

      Don’t hold your breath.

  48. Claire Potter March 7, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

    https://www.scribd.com/document/563147077/Statement-on-Russian-Ukrainian-Crisis-Vigano-Mar-7-2022#fullscreen&from_embed

    Hope you are right that good comes out of this. I believe the party of chaos is looking for a reason to cancel or sabotage the 2022 elections. Russia is saying look for a nuclear war false flag. Vigano’s take above.

    • Hereward the Woke March 7, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

      Exactly, Claire. Too many conservatives think that the madness ends when we “win it all back” in the midterms. Nonsense. This is the Great Reset. The psychopaths will not allow anything to stop it. They will do what it takes to sabotage the Nov elections. Voter fraud probably won’t work to the same degree again as too many are on to it. But a nice little FF or Black Swan might do the trick.

      • anmariwakaranai March 7, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

        I REALLY wanna post that Vigano piece here. But I won’t. He almost covers everything, religious, secular, political, globalists, war, holomador, grift, media fog of war, covid lies, transhumanism, history, and asks us to create a global alliance to fight these mofos.

        JIM?

        • justanotherguy March 7, 2022 at 7:29 pm #

          agreed – vigano has become one of my personal heroes of late.

        • Redneck Liberal March 8, 2022 at 6:47 pm #

          Provide a link…

          • justanotherguy March 9, 2022 at 11:53 pm #

            google is your friend, if its not too much work for you.

      • Blackbird March 7, 2022 at 7:42 pm #

        I think electoral fraud will work even better than before this year. Sure, a lot of people are on to it – the Deplorables, the Putin Ninnies – they will be sidelined. The true Beliebers double down on 2020 being the fairest, most transparent election ever.

        “Covid” comes roaring back. Polls closed. Vote by mail.

        • Paula D March 9, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

          Anyone who complains will be labeled a “right wing white supremacist insurrectionist” and thrown into prison.

          • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 9:38 pm #

            You betcha.

  49. Bilejones March 7, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

    The great Ron Unz gets it about right.

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-putin-as-hitler/

    • stelmosfire March 7, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

      Col. Douglas Macgregor’s interview in that piece is spot on. I don’t think FOX will have him back. Doesn’t fit the narrative.

  50. cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

    Okay, so let me make this very clear, when China decides to take military action and invade Taiwan (read “when” and not “if”), I fully expect the world to come together with harsh sanctions on the Chinese mainland much like they are doing to Russia. Cut off all their exports, sever the SWIFT transactions, and begin renaming all Chinese foods and beverages after Taiwan. No more General Tso’s Chicken for you!!!
    I will begin stockpiling Taiwan flags for re-sale now.

    If it is good enough in opposition to Russia, then it should certainly work for China. If this is not done tit for tat, then I proclaim everyone racist against the Russians!

    • cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

      We will also have to seize all of the foreign Chinese assets, close all of their airspace, and name many landmarks in the US after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (or whoever might be president at the time). This should certainly show our solidarity.

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/a-new-sign-placed-in-front-of-the-russian-embassy-in-dc-dubs-the-road-president-zelensky-way-in-honor-of-ukraine-s-leader/ar-AAUI40i?ocid=msedgntp

      • justanotherguy March 7, 2022 at 6:55 pm #

        we will also start counting the days to the breakdown of the electronically connected society – because taiwan holds most of the world’s cards for chip making.

        either they spike the chip fabs when china invades, or china immediately has us jumping like chihuahuas for a treat to get any useful supply for *any* purpose.

    • Hereward the Woke March 7, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

      Well, the massive sanctions against the US really made them think twice when they invaded Iraq in 2003. Oh, wait….

      • SpeedyBB March 10, 2022 at 8:13 am #

        Time and again I’ve marveled at how the thrilling support and righteous anger did NOT come out when Uncle Sam, together with arms merchant Tony Blair (Tony Blah). All we were doing there was blowing up sand ni99ers and their infrastructure, in Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Somalia, yadda yadda, whereas now, WOW, it’s white Europeans (if you consider Slavs at least honorary Euros) who are getting ruffled up. This comment on the difference from the London Review of Books:

        “In a way, the lesson of this is that we were naive, that Kyiv itself was never going to be allowed to be normal and peaceful, that the Russians would come eventually. More than a hundred people died during the Maidan revolution in 2014; at the time, although it didn’t happen, it was perfectly rational to predict that President Yanukovych would call on Russian troops to protect him, and they would come, and crush the rebels. But that line of thinking takes you back to the notion that Kyiv, and Ukraine as a whole, are somehow doomed to sporadic outbreaks of war. That Kyiv, and Donetsk, and Kabul, and Baghdad, and Belgrade, are infected with the incurable disease of war; whereas London, Melbourne and Zurich are either immune, or cured. Even within the first list, as writers like Nabih Bulos point out, there is a distinction: ‘I’ve covered so many wars in the Middle East,’ he wrote, ‘and the difference in the level of empathy and attention compared to what you see regarding the war in Ukraine really gives one pause.’”

        [Linky]:

        https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2022/february/in-ruins

        The last time this much righteous anger was excreted was during the Spanish Civil War. Funny, they’re white folks too, sort of.

    • Alfred March 7, 2022 at 4:30 pm #

      Ya know, the Party of Chaos (starts with a “D”) are at the NEXUS of every friggin’ global emergency that exists in this world.

      Look at the hinky relationships the Biden’s have between China and Ukraine. Way more to Joe’s bagman’s story… Waaaaaay more.

      Nobody should live under the threat of bombardment, let alone actual bombardment. Before the first Russian tank rolled into Ukraine, did anyone hold a rally for the people of Donetsk and Luhansk? How about Yemen? How about Palestine?

      The man who ordered the drone hit at the close of the Afghanistan misadventure is cell for cell every bit the man portrayed as Putin on the teevee.

      Feel free to add to the list…

      The Moral Relativism on display by the Party of Chaos (starts with a “D”) is breath-taking.

    • Blackbird March 7, 2022 at 7:49 pm #

      I don’t expect China to invade Taiwan. Taiwan will fall into China’s lap as the economy of the west comes crashing down. Taiwan makes the world’s chips, China makes the world’s computers. Five years from now Taiwan will be a de facto province of China without a shot being fired by China.

      • Not_GeorgeT March 7, 2022 at 11:57 pm #

        “Taiwan makes the world’s chips, China makes the world’s computers. Five years from now Taiwan will be a de facto province of China without a shot being fired by China.”

        That’s interesting.

        An “invasion” would be quite bloody and destroy infrastructure.

        Issues vs positions:

        If the issue is to bring Taiwan into the mainland fold, its value is enhanced by its productive enterprises.

        If the position is to be part of the mainland (completing the destruction of the previous government structure) a war would suffice to meet the position. The infrastructure, from the position perspective, holds no value, only the destruction and subjugation has value.

      • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 9:22 am #

        As an interesting aside, I learnt today the name of the world’s most important port city for getting semiconductors into the West: Odessa.

  51. Q. Shtik March 7, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

    By happenstance while eating dinner last night 60 minutes was on TV. As I listened to Ms. Walensky’s spiel on Covid and the vaxxes and boosters I figuratively ground my teeth. You see, I am still faced with having to be boosted in order to go on a Great Lakes cruise in June, or to figure some underhanded way to falsify the vaxx card in my wallet.

    Sure enough my wife was listening to Walensky. She wheeled around pointing her finger at me and demanded I promptly get myself boosted. Has anybody got an idea how I can avoid the boost and still take this cruise that my wife has her heart set on?

    • cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

      Tell your wife to have a nice time and enjoy the cruise while people around her drop like flies and the ship gets quarantined for weeks on end. In the meantime, buy a nice ’57 Chevy and take a “cruise” of your own down the Parkway and never come back.

      • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 7:56 pm #

        Hahahahaha!

    • ThorsHammer March 7, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

      Kill two birds with one stone. Send the wife on a one way cruise.

      There is no cure for brain parasites.

    • Paula D March 7, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

      Fill in the next space yourself.

    • Paula D March 7, 2022 at 3:34 pm #

      You already had covid, right?
      You are naturally immune.

    • anmariwakaranai March 7, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

      Cupping! Q, you’ll have to be prepared. Immediately after the shot your accomplice meets you outside and hot cups the entry. Then scores cup mark with razor, then cups again. In the video I saw the blood came out as a giant clot.

      Don’t get the shot Q. Kiss your $$$ goodbye. This is war.

      • anmariwakaranai March 7, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

        Similar to your wife, one of my nieces who has done well $$$, just kind of zones out whenever I bring up the vax, war, starvation, bbb, endgame. And she listens ro Joe Rogan…?

        I think they are hypnotized, under a forced delusion, and have been for some time. I honestly don’t think it will break anytime soon.

        Another niece has stage 4 cancer, just diagnosed post booster. She is very young.

        • TPTB-USA March 10, 2022 at 8:36 am #

          OT – anmariwakaranai

          I did not find information that struck me concerning “clearing coof stuff”. Can you offer any more specific information?

          The following intrigues me:

          [I have some information to share with you. Dr. Coldwell suggested the following three step procedure to treat any type of cancer. They are as follows:

          1) Keep the body alkaline ( To stop the multiplication of cancer cells ).

          2) Take Vitamin C ( To neutralize free radicals that may cause cancer. )

          3) Take Chlorophyll ( To oxygenate all cells in the body. )

          His advice is based on the premises that cancer can not survive in an oxygenated alkaline cellular environment.]

          Natural Remedies for Liver Cancer
          https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/treatment-of-liver-cancer.html

          … but then this:

          [… food cannot change the pH of your blood.]

          Alkaline diet: What cancer patients should know BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn
          https://www.mdanderson.org/cancerwise/alkaline-diet–what-cancer-patients-should-know.h00-159223356.html

          Any more suggestions?

          Thanks again.

      • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 8:45 pm #

        You mean suck out the poison with a suction cup or woody allen style?

        • anmariwakaranai March 8, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

          Suction cup. There’s vids

    • JackStraw March 7, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

      Upgrade comes to mind….

    • Ms. Anne Thrope March 7, 2022 at 7:01 pm #

      It was just magically “on TV”
      Because you useless boomers leave it running 24/7.

      Non-stop programming indeed.

      • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 7:57 pm #

        Seriously. Gawd. The boomers can’t get through the day w/out their precious TV.

    • SpeedyBB March 10, 2022 at 8:23 am #

      Possible to pay some eager dope to pretend to be you and get the quacksine?

  52. Q. Shtik March 7, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

    The markets are down 2 and 2/3rds % as we speak. This is not chump change.

    • Q. Shtik March 7, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

      Markets as represented by the S&P 500.

      • cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

        Gold skirting the $2k mark, silver remains flat at $25/oz. Can’t believe silver hasn’t yet taken a spike above the $30 mark. One would think that these metals should fluctuate in tandem. This is basically an 80:1 ratio.

        • stelmosfire March 7, 2022 at 4:34 pm #

          The term for a very profitable enterprise used to be “That place is a real goldmine!”

          Now I believe it is “That place is a real coalmine!”

          Coal up 13 % today, 377% YOY. Supply and demand. Supply down demand up. The “haircut in search of a brain” is having conniptions.

          100 million BTU from coal $1400, fuel oil $3064, Nat gas $1920. those are retail prices in my area.

        • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 11:09 pm #

          The price is obviously fixed. If only they would fix the prices of necessities….

          • Q. Shtik March 8, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

            If only they would fix the prices of necessities…. – Jar

            ===========

            This is like falling out of an Empire State building upper story window and saying “If only there were no such thing as gravity.”

            When will you ever learn, price controls never work. It’s the fascism in you that makes you believe a strong leader can just declare a new law and ipso facto, it happens.

    • Amman March 7, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

      What the hell is 2 and 2/3rds %?

      • stelmosfire March 7, 2022 at 4:37 pm #

        .0266

      • malthuss March 7, 2022 at 5:35 pm #

        under 3%

        • Amman March 8, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

          OK, he meant 2.67%…. Thanks a sq root of a Trillion. -_-

  53. Hereward the Woke March 7, 2022 at 3:32 pm #

    I’d like to share a very reassuring bit of news from Switzerland with anyone who is scared by that wannabe Hitler, Vlad Putin: We are seriously considering joining NATO and over-turning 500 years of neutrality. So, go to sleep, little ones. All will be well!

    • cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

      Good, should give the Russians reason to invade Switzerland and bombard their banks, taking all their gold.

      • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 9:25 am #

        Fair enough, Cowbell. Just leave us our fondue recipes!

    • Paula D March 7, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

      Funny, they didn’t do that with the real Hitler.
      Maybe it was all the gold they obtained from that one.

      • cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

        Yeah of course, Switzerland bankrolled the whole shebang and made out like a bandit during WWII. Now that they have too much to lose and nothing more to gain, they are sticking it hard to the Russians and playing to the NWO script.

      • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

        Zing!

      • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 9:28 am #

        To be fair, Paula, the Swiss were in an impossible position in WW2. They were completely surrounded by fascist nations and had few natural resources. They didn’t either grow enough food to feed their population. As a result, they had to do some kind of deal with the Nazis. As for the Jews and their gold, I think the Swiss got shafted. It turned out that the American and even the Israelis had more Jewish holocaust bank accounts than the Swiss. And the Swiss accepted a higher proportion of Jewish refugees than the US. However, that doesn’t either excuse the shady dealings they did. I actually think they are far more corrupt today than they were then. A lot of the world’s evil is based in this tiny country.

    • Amman March 8, 2022 at 2:46 am #

      Switzerland went to pot as early as 1999 – confirmed sighting.

      • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 9:29 am #

        Amman, they literally went to pot. There is a terrible drugs problem here.

    • Night Owl March 9, 2022 at 8:51 am #

      Well, the Swiss participated in the EU’s Covid Hoax, so I suppose it makes sense that the days of independence draw to a close.

      • Amman March 10, 2022 at 1:29 am #

        Is the Great COVID HOAX now shattered and officially done with forever? Because if it is we should all celebrate. I find the war equation so much easier – “Bang! you’re dead!”

        • Night Owl March 10, 2022 at 9:08 am #

          No celebrating until the SSI/digital ID and cash scheme is neutralized.

          That was always and remains the target.

      • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 9:31 am #

        They did, NO. However, it’s all over now and the restrictions are gone. I was amazed when they announced it. The Swiss are very obedient and notoriously OCD. I thought it would go on forever. Your point is correct, however. There are no independent people any more; there are only modern people: zombies brainwashed by their TVs and phones.

  54. Roundball Shaman March 7, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

    “… a lot of people in America want to turn into World War Three”

    Have Americans become so totally stupid as to actually believe World War 3 would be like a movie and it would be over in three hours and then they could return to eating bad food for dinner and and then posting more virtue-signaling nonsense on Anti-Social media? Sorry folks, it ain’t like that. It’s lights out – PERMANENTLY – for you and your kids. Hollywood movies like to have happy endings. Wars just have… ENDINGS. Real bad ones.

    “… so we plunge ever-deeper into a hurly-burly of wrongful endeavor vectoring toward self-destruction.”

    Somewhere along the line, a self-hatred virus was inserted into Humanity. Vast numbers of people today hate themselves. And so, They take on multiple forms of self-destruction and self-ruination. And spend all heir days trying to drag down others.

    “… the world can’t operate without food, energy, and stuff to make products out of. Interfere with the rational distribution of them and you’ll get chaos and death.”

    I think we just hit upon the motherlode of the today’s Mission Statement of the Predator Class that currently rules.

    “It would be a pity for the Party of Chaos (starts with a ‘D’) and its accomplices in the Covid frauds if the events playing out in Ukraine actually concluded with a reduction of danger and chaos in that corner of the world. It is surely the last thing they want.”

    And back on the subject of self-hatred, the D-Party is the living embodiment of Institutionalized Hatred. Hatred of free expression. Hatred of living without war and chaos. Hatred of the American People and the American System. And underlying it all, hatred of Themselves. They are bankrupt in mind, body, and spirit. Healthy people don’t act this way.

    If only America had a political party that did not make itself The Center of The Universe and instead acted as an agent for real leadership and sound governance. We haven’t had one of these yet. Maybe worth a try, huh?

    “Nowhere Left to Hide”

    ‘Nowhere to run, baby, nowhere to hide
    Got nowhere to run to, baby, nowhere to hide
    ‘Cause I know you’re no good for me
    But you’ve become a part of me

    Nowhere to run, baby, nowhere to hide
    Got nowhere to run to, baby, nowhere to hide
    I know you’re no good for me
    But free of you I’ll never be
    Nowhere to run to, baby, nowhere to hide
    Just can’t get away from you baby, no matter how I try’

    (Thanks, Martha & Vandellas)

    • malthuss March 7, 2022 at 5:38 pm #

      Martha was probably poor and from what I learned Motown was run like a feudal system.
      Dozier – Holland wrote the songs.

      ‘we didnt even see our tax returns’–one of the Supremes [not Diana].

  55. cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

    Russia has just released a list of “unfriendly” countries which will require special government authorization before doing business with any of them:

    The countries and territories considered “unfriendly” by the Russian government include “Australia, Albania, Andorra, United Kingdom, including Jersey, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Gibraltar, the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Canada, Liechtenstein, Micronesia, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, San Marino, North Macedonia, Singapore, the United States, Taiwan, Ukraine, Montenegro, Switzerland, Japan,” according to a decree published on the government’s website.

    Note that all countries in South America and Africa are all still considered friendly, and oddly enough Sweden is not on that list, unless they fall under member states of the EU, but then again Norway was specifically mentioned.

    • anmariwakaranai March 7, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

      No France, no Germany, no Mexico, no Poland….hmmm

      • cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

        That’s true, no Mexico. So here’s what you do if you have the means. Import as much oil from Russia to an offshore company you have established in Mexico. From there, sell it north to the US, Europe, or whoever else wants to buy it. Conduct all transactions in the Peso and you should be making out like a bandit!

      • anmariwakaranai March 7, 2022 at 7:25 pm #

        No Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece…

        • Blackbird March 7, 2022 at 7:57 pm #

          Covered under “member states of the European Union”.

          • anmariwakaranai March 8, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

            Ahh, yes bb. Mush brain, too freaked out.

    • Bilejones March 8, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

      It ties back to Halford MacKinder’s World Island.

      Russia/China are the core axis of the World Island that is rapidly becoming interconnected, economically, politically and militarily. The countries you listed are peripheral.

      Have a look at this map,

      https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/political-world-map-pacific-centered-political-world-map-pacific-centered-vector-109316524.jpg

      Norway got a special mention because the Head of NATO is currently a Norwegian. I hear Turkey just closed the straits and thereby got on the wrong side of history.

      • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 9:33 am #

        Yep. Doltenberg. He being the one who recently said that Ukraine joining NATO has nothing to do with Russia. Way to do, dude!

  56. Q. Shtik March 7, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

    What do women want? It cannot be logically explained.

    They want their hair to be blond but not at the roots along the part. They want those roots to be the mouse-brown they were born with.

    They want blue jeans but not new ones. They want them severely ripped up as though they have lived a rough life.

    They want to pluck out all their eyebrow hairs and pencil on new eyebrows where no hairs actually grow. What’s up wit dis?

    They want a fine handbag like a YSL. No accessory is more important than the handbag. Why?

    They want big boobs but they don’t want men staring at them. Good luck wit dat.

    • Alfred March 7, 2022 at 4:12 pm #

      No it cannot.

      That mouse-brown part is hot.

      Shtik, you seem to know a lot about what the ladies want.

      I want big boobs! (not on me)…

      I don’t know what your point is, but it’s a good one. You seem to be pointing out contradictions in desire and logic.

      The grand moral relativism of human rationalizations.

      Unless you’re not.

    • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

      What do men want?

      It cannot be logically explained.

      Most of them, overweight and undesirable, sitting in front of the TV their entire lives, believe they merit a supermodel girlfriend!

      Their lives are lived from sports contest to sports contest, instead of actually living life themselves.

      They let the schools mask and abuse their kids, and don’t say much about it.

      And what’s with so many of them with small shoulders and wide hips these days?

      • Alfred March 8, 2022 at 8:04 am #

        Oh Mary,

        You slander my gender. What makes a man desirable?

        Is it that portion of my belly that hangs out from under my too small t-shirt?

        Chicks dig it

        • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 9:41 pm #

          LOL!

    • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 11:07 pm #

      Yes, their behavior is explainable. In a word: Hypergamy. To marry up. To advance by means of the other.

      Their pursuit of this often doesn’t make much sense though Ordinary women pursuing men far above them in attractiveness? But so it goes. Men at their own level aren’t “attractive”. Nor are men who don’t make much money. Indeed if a man loses his job, suddenly his wife will see him as “holding her back”. Divorce often ensues once this feeling of resentment and aversion arises.

      • Anthea March 9, 2022 at 10:41 pm #

        I have known many women who divorced, but I have never known of a single instance in which it was to marry a guy who made more money. For most, divorce meant a future of struggling to make ends meet as single moms. Since this is a pretty rough life, it should offer some insignt into how unpleasant their husbands were; struggling financially for the rest of her life looked better to her than remaining married.

        I did know of a couple of fairly young women who married well-to-do old men. One of them dumped her boyfriend. I never actually met this woman–just heard the tale from her boyfriend, who was a vey unsatisfactory kind of guy who liked to mix the crank with the Hot Damn and get in fights.

        The other woman who married an old man wound up getting most of his money when he passed away. My impression, the one time I met her, was that she was a loud-mouthed grifter. I don’t think she dumped a husband to marry the old guy. (I would have heard about it.) My impression was that she came from a large family of grifters both male and female. She was the aunt of one of my daughters’ boyfriends, and he was trying to run a hustle on her.

    • Q. Shtik March 8, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

      To carry these observations a step further:

      Women want eye liner, lots of eye liner. I speculate that the dollar value of eye liner sold in the US exceeds the value of all US manufactured autos sold in the past 10 years. To visualize this, tune in to CNBC and observe a regular contributor named Stephanie Link. Note also that men are responsible for none of this eye liner consumption unless they are gay or entertainers.

      • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 9:42 pm #

        Start experimenting with using the word “some” so as not to sound like such an insufferable ass.

        SOME women like eyeliner (I don’t, nor do most women I know).

        Same with your other generalizations, who knows where they come from. Not the real world. Maybe TeeVee.

        • Q. Shtik March 9, 2022 at 11:48 pm #

          I think I touched a nerve.

          • Q. Shtik March 9, 2022 at 11:54 pm #

            Don’t you see, MQ, if I said SOME it would destroy the total impact of my remark. It is only effective if the remark is ascribed to ALL women.

    • Anthea March 9, 2022 at 10:18 pm #

      One thing I have repeated pointed out, whenever the subject of women’s interest in painting their faces, dressing attractively, styling and coloring their hair, and wearing perfume, etc., comes up, is that women don’t do this for men or to attract men. They do this because it is their nature. In general, women love beautiful things. They paint their faces because they love to paint, just as most people who paint in water-colors paint because they love to paint, to work with line and color. They choose clothing in the same way–for the joy of working with line and color. If they’re young and reasonably good-looking, they have a thing of beauty to work with, and will dress it up–just as, if you picked a pretty flower, you would put it in a pretty vase and arrange it with some other flowers that complement it, and then throw in some baby’s breath.

      Like any other artist, they would like their artistry appreciated. But, guys, the are not doing this for YOU (with occasional exceptions). As with any other form of artistry, some people are better at it than others.

      These are also non-verbal statements about who you are. You can dress like goth, a farm-wife, a professional, a latter-day hippie, or a feminine type. The woman wearing an ankle-length dress with her hair in a bun probably longs to live in the 1800s. The woman wearing practical, comforable, well fitted clothing and sensible shoes is telling you that she is a no-nonsense busy woman. Some women’s outfits tell you that they are “trendy” and much influenced by popular culture. And so on.

      If you take note of these things, they will help you to “read” people.

      Men do this to a lesser degree, and I think they also have a much more narrow range of personae to identify with. They could wear a business suit, be clean-shaven, and have a “good” haircut. The business suit offers very limited opportunities for personalization–which is probably the whole point of the business suit. Men’s appearance mainly tells you something about their occupation.

      • Q. Shtik March 11, 2022 at 12:02 am #

        women don’t do this for men or to attract men. – Anthea

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

        Don’t be ridiculous! Of course they do.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle March 11, 2022 at 4:52 am #

          Give me a woman with some brains, critical thinking skills and level sociogeopolitical awareness, no makeup and who regularly rides a bike. How hard can that be?

          I should contact JHK to find out how much he would charge to put up a personal ad on this site.

          Anyway, there’s this little crustacean that covers itself with algae or somethings like that…
          It initially was likely an idiosyncrasy but one that just so happened to help camouflage it from predators and therefore to survive and thrive, thus creating a whole species with this idiosyncrasy.

          Perhaps the first woman to (obsessively-compulsively?) smear/wipe/rub charcoal and assorted pigments, flower scents, etc., on herself attracted more men (of a certain kind?), thus creating a particular ‘set’ that did these things ‘for themselves’ but that had ‘unintended consequences’.

          Crusta: ‘Hey, honey, how do you like this nice little drifty algae glob on my tail here?’
          Crusty: ‘Superb, babe, absolutely superb… At first I thought it was… No, yes, absolutely superb.’
          Crusta: ‘At first you thought it was what?’

    • The Man They Call Zazelle March 11, 2022 at 1:38 am #

      This thread, or at least what I’ve skimmed, seems kind of generalistic about men and women. There’s so much variety.

      So maybe don’t bother yourself too much with some kinds of men or women as if the rest are like them and just go for who/what you like/prefer, including WRT values and attitudes and whatnot.

      While, for example, apple-shaped kaleidoscopically-made-up women in high heels, flowery dresses and nose-hair-curling corporate perfumes, with a touch of Dunning-Kruger, are all fine and nice, myself, I easily prefer ‘earthy pears’. Flat or small boobs, road-blocking hips and an ass with presence. It’s really a no-brainer. I don’t prefer them by choice, though, but by instinct. It is like knowing one is, say, a blue jay, and so being attracted to blue jays, rather than, say, robins.

      So says this hetero older ‘twink’.

      But do you prefer ‘bears’? More power to you! ^u^

      To each their own. Vive la difference.

    • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 9:35 am #

      OMG, Q-Schtick! Just as we seem to be finding a way out of the nuclear armageddon the NWO is pushing us into, you go and do this! I’m off to my bunker in NZ before Mary and Paula read your comment!

  57. butter56 March 7, 2022 at 4:05 pm #

    I’m wondering when JHK is going to mention the bumpy plateau. It’s getting pretty bumpy in my F-150. Parked it lately for my little Nissan.

  58. Q. Shtik March 7, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

    The Bing picture of the day is Lake Tekapo in New Zealand. I assume this is where absent commenter Tekapo got his handle.

    • cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

      Mine shows Mount Nemrut in Turkey. Nemrut would be another good handle for someone to use.

      I looked up Lake Tekapo and it looks like a very peace and tranquil place. I am sure that many Silicon Valley hedge funders have invested in real estate close to there.

  59. JackStraw March 7, 2022 at 4:23 pm #

    Jim, I’m sure you’ve thought about this, but would you be able to get Dmitry Orlov on the Kunstlercast? I would love to hear his thoughts on this fiasco.

    • anmariwakaranai March 7, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

      Jack, read dimitri over on the saker.

  60. cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 4:23 pm #

    Note to the Russians: please ensure that you nuke the hell out of New Zealand so as to destroy all the homes and habitats of the tech millionaires who have absconded there. That should take care of our NWO problems.

    • malthuss March 7, 2022 at 5:40 pm #

      billionaires. a mere million wont get a white guy entry, imo.

      maybe if one is young and starts a biz.

    • Redneck Liberal March 7, 2022 at 6:57 pm #

      This place is full of nutters – I expect that – but THAT, cowbell81, is unacceptable.

    • Ms. Anne Thrope March 7, 2022 at 6:58 pm #

      and Sean Penn

    • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 8:03 pm #

      Hey not a bad idea.

  61. Q. Shtik March 7, 2022 at 4:30 pm #

    Last night I was listening to two basketball “color” commentators discussing a Knicks game. I heard one of them (the Black guy) say something about a player riding the “binch.” Yep. He said “binch.” I wanted to ask him, if bench is pronounced binch, how do you pronounce binch?

    • elysianfield March 7, 2022 at 5:44 pm #

      Q,
      Asking how to pronounce it is OK…asking him how to spell it might b e a subject for discussion.

    • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

      So sad. You’re reduced to trying to correct the grammar of people on TV because Jim won’t let you do it to the commenters here.

      LMAO.

    • Anthea March 9, 2022 at 10:46 pm #

      “Binch” is a perfectly acceptable pronunciation in many parts of the US.

      • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 9:36 am #

        As a Brit, what is a “binch”? A black Grinch?

  62. Starlost March 7, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

    “Yet the possibility exists that Russia will pacify the country, disarm it, neutralize its most corrupt and obdurately degenerate factions, and set it up as properly governed backwater that will not threaten to upset the peace of the world again for some time ahead.”

    So…Ukraine invaded Russia?

  63. cowbell81 March 7, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

    Question: How come people aren’t rushing out to stock up on toilet paper in light of the potential nuclear holocaust that Russia has us under? Apparently the cataclysmic threat of Covid was more dire than the current state we are in???

    • elysianfield March 7, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

      CBell,
      Who says we ain’t?

      Wallyworld sells a package of four small rolls, double ply and quilted for…68 cents.

      I got a butt-load of them…been using them for years.

  64. tucsonspur March 7, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

    How high’s the oil mama?

    One dollar higher and risin’

    How high’s the oil papa?

    Two dollars higher and risin’

    How high’s the oil mama?

    Three dollars higher and risin’

    These oil prices are getting really obscene

    ‘Cause I can’t afford to buy no gasoline

    Stuck here and grounded with nowhere to go

    I just wanna blast off in my GTO.

    • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

      Yeah oil is a dark lady, just like heroin. Cocaine is a white woman.

  65. Jo-G March 7, 2022 at 5:41 pm #

    “Then, the spotlight will be back on the Covid crime against humanity and the folks who perpetrated it.”

    I think the spotlight will move on to something else, just like it moved off “Russian Collusion” and not one will be accountable. Our host is always hopeful that his assessment of American culture “Anything goes, nothing matters and Nobody Cares” will be falsified.

    • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 9:37 am #

      We’ve moved from Russian Collusion to Russian Collision

  66. Jarek March 7, 2022 at 5:47 pm #

    Life Site News

    “Tbilisi-based queer art collective Fungus thrive amid hostility. By creating unapologetically bold art and a supportive community, the group of 20 artists are carving out a safe space for queer youth in a society seeking to marginalize them. ‘Fungus thrives in damp and dark places,’ the group’s manifesto reads. ‘It plays a vital role in the ecology of the biosphere. By decomposing any organic matter, it creates rich soil. A counterculture prospers similarly,” explained The Calvert journal, an online magazine “exploring the contemporary culture and creativity of the New East: Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

    Jarek: Perhaps some of our lost posters went to Georgia and got involved with Fungus. Does the song not say, The Devil went down to Georgia?

    • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 9:14 pm #

      Absolute individual freedom apart from tradition, both sacred and national, natural law, and moral principle will lead to Fungus.

      To Fungus, and people on their way thereto, all normal life as delineated above is “fascism” or organized badness. They want to be free…..

  67. thwack March 7, 2022 at 6:28 pm #

    I predict that if the West goes through with its most extreme sanctions on Putin; we will see several suspicious high profile assassinations using substances like Polonium, rare deadly flesh eating bacterium, sudden cardiac issues…

    and “suicides”

    I suspect the Kremlin has a price on Zelensky’s head and he knows it?

    • Ms. Anne Thrope March 7, 2022 at 6:53 pm #

      Eur 40M?

      Pandora Papers

  68. Ms. Anne Thrope March 7, 2022 at 6:51 pm #

    Looks like Clinton Inc. is resurrecting their legal defense fund.

    That, or they are thinking “if they just would have rigged the election for us like they did for Joe.”

  69. Ms. Anne Thrope March 7, 2022 at 6:57 pm #

    The right side of the Uniparty has its own pencil-necked geek wedded to the imperialistic deep state.

    Tom Cotton. Has done nothing for Americans or America, but the MIC plant is coming alive when war beckons.

    • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 8:07 pm #

      Why do people forget the Republicans got us into Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.?

      Jesus.

      • KesaAnna March 7, 2022 at 11:41 pm #

        Because for most people politics is NOT really about ideas or principles.

        It’s a popularity contest ,

        Plain and simple.

        High school clique – type shit .

        I , or you , can prove this , ” scientifically “.

        ( or you can do this simply for fun. )

        Find a person that you know dislikes you , not a person who dislikes you for any tangible or objective reason , but dislikes you for personal reasons.

        Now engage that person in conversation , and on a topic upon which you already know that the two of you disagree.

        Now , in the middle of that conversation surreptitiously take an assertion that person just made , and repeat it back to them , only in slightly different words.

        ( i.e. AGREE WITH THEM, but in your own words. )

        I bet you 50 dollars that 5 times out of 6 THE PERSON WILL BEGIN TO DISAGREE WITH YOU.

        FOR AGREEING WITH THEM !

        I’m so confident of my prediction because I have carried out this experiment for fun about a thousand times now ,

        With , as I said , the result that 5 out of 6 times the person starts disagreeing with me for agreeing with them , consistently.

        • anmariwakaranai March 7, 2022 at 11:54 pm #

          Brilliant Kess. Maybe it would work in the house. (Of reps)

          • KesaAnna March 8, 2022 at 1:29 am #

            I don’t know, the government is like the Mafia.

            The way I hear it , the Mafia is also into popularity contests , and judging things not on the basis of actions , results , or character, but on the basis of the most vague of likes and dislikes

            — but with the added twist that the Mafia will STILL kill you even if they like you.

        • Blackbird March 8, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

          “I have carried out this experiment for fun about a thousand times now”. If you had bet $50 each time, you could post about your new, lucrative “work-from-home” gig like the Google Girls.

          “I just made $50 by agreeing with someone – and you can too!”

      • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 9:39 am #

        True, Mary but that adorable Mr Graham has nice silvery hair and lovely blue eyes.

  70. Bilejones March 7, 2022 at 6:58 pm #

    Watching the absolutely seamless merging of messages and actions between the Biden Regime and the multinationals, it is undeniable that we now live under fascism.

    • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 8:08 pm #

      We do.

      A very smart man named Lawrence Britt wrote a 2003 (or so) column for Secular Humanism. It’s called “The 14 Points of Fascism”. I blogged about it in 2005. At that time, the US fit about 3-4 of them.

      Now we fit all of them – and more!

    • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 8:35 pm #

      Fascism reveres the nation and its history and traditions. Obviously these people revile all that so we are not living under Fascism. In Fascism, the government guides and controls the corporations. What we have is the opposite: the private sphere guiding and controlling the public sphere as per the Great Reset. In a word, Plutocracy or rule by the rich.

      Can the two spheres be kept separate in the modern industrial state? Where they ever really separate? It is more a question of who leads in the dance. Clearly, the sphere that is elected by the people and swears an oath to serve the public good should be the one to lead.

      In other words, Fascism or Nationalism is the answer not the problem. Plutocracy is the problem.

  71. Ms. Anne Thrope March 7, 2022 at 7:05 pm #

    Where is that Russian bloke who tried living on a sailboat for a few months, occasionally checks-in on the podcast?

    Haughty, very full of himself, but quite funny? Oleg?

  72. Ms. Anne Thrope March 7, 2022 at 7:10 pm #

    As I recently read, Fauci is placed in Joe’s Biden when he is dangerous to polling numbers.

    Not for shutting down the country with mandates

    Not for designing and unleashing a dangerous virus

    Not for lying and backtracking and contradicting

    Not for killing or harming countless Americans.

    No, the Democrats only put him in Joe’s basement when their poll numbers became vulnerable.

    But, yes, yes, they care about you, every unique and special individual

    • Jarek March 7, 2022 at 8:38 pm #

      A forester may truly love and care for the forest, without knowing each and every tree. How could he?

      The People have individual rights under the Constitution. But if they would keep those individual rights, they have to act in the aggregate. Get of my lawn nationalism is for naught, unless that lawn is the White House lawn.

  73. Ms. Anne Thrope March 7, 2022 at 7:20 pm #

    Joe and the Democrats and their co-conspirators in finance, tech, and infotainment are in real danger of it all unraveling. Too many cats in one bag, along with one meth-head POS kid.

    Clinton Inc. ain’t going down alone, hence the return of their blackmail/ assassination/legal defense/settlement of Bubba’s victims, et. al fund

    They need a serious pivot. Losing jobs, a national border, normalcy, your life, freedom, and monetary value of your currency clearly is not enough.

    The amount of evil and corruption needs a serious world-ending existential crisis.

    If their party is over, they are turning off all the lights.

    • Blackbird March 8, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

      The Hildebeast will be back. My new and improved prediction is this fall/winter, after the “Blue Tsunami!” mid-terms, after Putin-puppet racist white nationalists assassinate the ‘Ho. Appointed by the Big Guy – who then dies of “Covid”. It’s MY turn bitches!! Gas $13/gallon – but it won’t matter, because you’ll be locked down.

      I hope I’m wrong.

      • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 9:45 pm #

        You’re the big holdout for Hildemort. I love it. If you were to bet a sizeable sum on it, you might end up a millionaire. Small odds but what a payoff if it happens!

        • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 9:46 pm #

          Let me just add, she would be the PERFECT person to be in charge over the demise of the US.

          Poetic justice.

          • Hereward the Woke March 11, 2022 at 9:41 am #

            The gulf between Hillary’s self-image and the reality of her miserable achievements and abilities is as wide as the universe. She really thinks she was born to be POTUS.

        • Blackbird March 10, 2022 at 7:49 pm #

          I’ll keep hammering out that warning until it happens or the bitch dies.

          Good idea. I’m sure some oddsmakers have already figured out the odds. I’m sure there’s someplace online I can go to bet on it. I’m not so sure I trust any online betting site. But I sure could stand to rebuild my economy as we head toward oblivion.

          The Hildebeast is the OBVIOUS person to be in the captain’s chair as we barrel into that iceberg full speed ahead. Not because she has any agency – she is a puppet like the rest – but because the job of our presidents is not to govern, but to grab us by the emotions and take us for a ride. Only the ‘Beast can amp up the hysteria needed for the suicide of the U$.

  74. TaxDonkey March 7, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

    There are approximately 1.3 million lawyers in the USSA and at least 5 or 6 judges that are not corrupted. Once the logjam is broken with a key case or two, could it be possible that all those lawyers could initiate a feeding frenzy like Piranhas and strip the meat right off Pfizer’s bones?

  75. TaxDonkey March 7, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

    There are approximately 1.3 million lawyers in the USSA and at least 5 or 6 judges that are not corrupted. Once the logjam is broken with a key case or two, could it be possible that all those lawyers could initiate a feeding frenzy like Piranhas and strip the meat right off Fizer’s bones?

    • MaryQueen March 7, 2022 at 8:09 pm #

      My guess is ‘yes’.

      • Blackbird March 8, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

        Sorry Mary, I guess I cancel your “yes” vote.

        • MaryQueen March 8, 2022 at 8:49 pm #

          Stinker.

    • Paula D March 9, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

      Congress immunized Pfizer and the other drug companies from liability.
      That immunization is strong and lasting, unlike the failed GMO products.

  76. Pucker March 7, 2022 at 8:45 pm #

    “I encourage everyone to smoke weed, go to strip bars, and to watch TV, porn movies, and TicTok videos and then make up one’s own mind based upon the evidence.”

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/37-percent-want-to-send-americans-to-die-in-ukraine/

  77. Jarek March 7, 2022 at 9:08 pm #

    Four Russian conditions for peace:

    Reuters

    LONDON (Reuters) -Russia has told Ukraine it is ready to halt military operations “in a moment” if Kyiv meets a list of conditions, the Kremlin spokesman said on Monday.

    Dmitry Peskov said Moscow was demanding that Ukraine cease military action, change its constitution to enshrine neutrality, acknowledge Crimea as Russian territory, and recognise the separatist republics of Donetsk and Lugansk as independent states.

    Jarek: Needless to say the Actor playing the role of President (a Globalist agent) will not agree to this. Ukraine isn’t his country and he cares nothing for it or its people.

    • Pucker March 7, 2022 at 9:21 pm #

      Hasn’t this been Putin’s position for the last 8 years?

      Russia claims it will stop the war immediately if Ukraine agrees to:

      – cease military action
      – change constitution to enshrine neutrality
      – recognize Crimea as Russian territory
      – recognize the Russian-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk as independent states

      • JohnAZ March 8, 2022 at 10:14 am #

        Huh?

        Sounds sane to me, unlike the idiots of the MIC controlled west.

  78. liber8tor March 7, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

    Odessa Ukraine is a giant oil and gas processing port, with pipelines that go to Moscow and all of Europe.

    Billions of dollars in oil profit flows thru Ukraine. Vlad wants to get paid for his oil. Military contractors want their free money. Generals want their free war money. Joe and Hunter already have their free money. Problem is, the U.S. petrol dollar is no long the reserve currency and not everyone is going to get paid this time.

  79. KesaAnna March 7, 2022 at 10:17 pm #

    ” Arming unarmed civilians is retarded ”

    — Walter B

    I would agree that arming civilians AFTER the Russian Army invades is retarded.

    — You should have armed them from the VERY BEGGINING , from the very day you decided to play the sovereign nation – game.

    And I would agree that someone who watches a make – believe movie , or fantastical ( and fantastastically , childishly crude ) TV show , and subsequently concludes from such a demonstration ; ” Gee , I need a gun because the Manson Family might invade my home any minute ! ” , is probably a fucking idiot.

    Otherwise —

    I would argue that one of the primary reasons the United States actually was unique , and was even great ,

    Was because you spent the better part of 150 years arming ordinary idiot Americans.

    While I don’t think it was the sole cause , there were many causes ,

    I never the less believe it was no coincidence that the U.S. decline into a banana Republic coincided with the American adoption of the idea that guns should be left to the authorities and the experts.

    ( Generally , and worldwide , the average track record of armies and police forces has either been nightmarish , or comical . )

  80. KesaAnna March 7, 2022 at 10:38 pm #

    — Given their consistently plain shitty record , if these are the authorities and the experts ,

    Then you would be better off getting guidance from a 5 year old , or rolling out the welcome mat for the Manson Family and calling it a day.

    One more thing I would add on the subject of arming the average Joe idiot ;

    I suspect the U.S. never – ending soap opera over race , has very little to do with racism itself ,

    But has a great deal to do with the fact that gun control was applied first to Black’s.

    A case of instead of a really lousy result convincing the control freaks that their bright idea was a shitty idea ,

    A stupendously bad result instead convinces them to double down !

    200 years of gun control applied to Black’s is AL Sharpton.

    So , let’s apply the same policy to Whites , and presumably the result will be Shakespeare or Isaac Newton .

    It couldn’t possibly be that Statism is so crackpot it doesn’t qualify as a crackpot religion ,
    But merely a crackpot superstition.

  81. Q. Shtik March 7, 2022 at 10:38 pm #

    I Googled “what is the historical gold to silver price ratio” and got lots of charts and info to study.

    The current gold/silver ratio is approx 80 to 1. This means either gold at $2000/oz is too expensive or silver at $25/oz is too cheap. Or, maybe, it is a little of both.

    My gut tells me it is silver that should rise to correct the out-of-whack ratio. If $2000 is the correct price for gold then $125 would be a proper price for silver. That would restore the ratio to 16 to 1. Since I possess far more silver than gold, this is what I would hope for. Even if gold declined to $1500 a silver price of $93.75 would be supported.

    Now, I expect someone to tell me precious metal prices are all bullshit ’cause you can’t eat gold or silver. Poor ignorant saps.

    • TaxDonkey March 8, 2022 at 3:02 am #

      This ratio has never been this out of whack. The historical Gold/Silver ratio was close to what came out of the earth, with silver taking a little bit of a hit because it is heavier to carry around and therefore generally less convenient to store wealth. The bankers demonetized silver in ‘the crime of 1873’ and the ratio has been out of whack ever since compared to historical norms. If we ever monetize silver again, the ratio may surpass what we’ve seen before and may even get closer to 1:1. Why? Because we’ve been throwing so much silver away these last few decades in a million different industrial processes. One interesting example is 500 ounces of silver get vaporized for each Tomahawk missile deployment, or so they say.

      • Q. Shtik March 8, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

        TaxDon,

        Your comment is wrong on several points:

        . The highest gold/silver price ratio was 131 to 1 if I recall correctly.
        . Gold is nearly twice as heavy as silver (where the hell did you get the idea that silver was heavier??)
        . I don’t know anything about silver being demonetized in ‘the crime of 1873’ but I DO know that silver was contained in our coinage (dimes, quarters, halves) up thru 1964. And silver dollars were being minted as recently as 2008 and 2009. I have a bunch of them found among my brother’s possessions when he passed in 2014.
        . We would have to “throw away” a shit ton of silver for the gold/silver price ratio to reach 1 to 1. Don’t look for that to happen in anybody’s lifetime for many generations to come.

        • Q. Shtik March 8, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

          Actually, US Silver Eagles are being minted as we speak, 2022.

        • TaxDonkey March 8, 2022 at 8:48 pm #

          Q, I am not wrong. The 131 ratio was a few months ago, not ancient history. Regarding the weight, try carrying $10,000 of gold versus carrying that amount in silver. Regarding the 1:1 ratio, you can get by with gold shortages, you just revalue the price. However you cannot have any semblance of modern life without silver. It is more valuable in the context of shortages. You speak out of ignorance.

    • JohnAZ March 8, 2022 at 10:12 am #

      A statement came out about five years ago that said that all the gold in the world could be enclosed in an Olympic swimming pool.

      That puts things into the scarcity perspective.

  82. Q. Shtik March 7, 2022 at 10:43 pm #

    Here is Lake Tekapo in New Zealand (Bing picture of the day).

    https://www.bing.com/?scope=web&mkt=en-US&FORM=INCOH1&pc=IC03

    • The Man They Call Zazelle March 7, 2022 at 11:46 pm #

      This little Ukraine war, so to speak, seems to have the hallmarks of a ‘controlled demolition’ of global industrial civ, similar to Covid-19’s hallmarks, but by different means of course.

      In order to ‘build back better’, one would think that implies, first, a demolition.

      So, that writ, let’s see how this Ukraine thing demolishes and then see, depending on its effectiveness at that, what’s next.

      We can all be relatively-passive participants who might then react to what’s brough upon us and then talk about it online if there is still an ‘online’. Sounds good?

      • The Man They Call Zazelle March 7, 2022 at 11:48 pm #

        My comment above was meant to be in its own thread, rather than under Q. Shtik’s comment. No matter.

        • TaxDonkey March 8, 2022 at 3:07 am #

          “Controlled” demolition? Lots of descriptors come to mind, but controlled isn’t at the top of the list. I hear you though, they think they’re going to be in control after this. Because they’re freaking crazy.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 8, 2022 at 9:34 am #

            They are attempting it.

  83. The Man They Call Zazelle March 7, 2022 at 10:53 pm #

    “Fatal attraction to bright lights and loud explosions
    Insects will rule when we’ve had our go
    Our rise and fall, our stewardship, our temper tantrums
    Our art, our excellence, our hubris, poverty and greed

    Flash points everywhere
    And everybody’s scared
    Complex systems failure
    And the lord of chaos is in

    All things must pass, oceans bereft of life
    A fungal bloom allows no light, the depths no longer rise
    As we dine in streets of filth and close our eyes
    While the world is burning and all the s?as rise

    Flash points everywh?re
    And everybody’s scared
    Complex systems failure
    And the lord of chaos is in” ~ Lord Of Chaos, by Killing Joke

    • roccofire March 8, 2022 at 3:48 am #

      Excellent poem, but it brings me great sadness. We are so close in giving our children the stars, but I feel instead we return them back to the cave. I was taught we only have 2 billion years before our sun begins to kill off life on earth, but the newest projections from NASA and the super computer is more like 950 million years, maybe a billion and the party is over. Star Trek was always my dream that someday off to space, but the woke crowd has destroyed the Star Trek philosophy, and the final nail a new show Picard will play a Trump like character. Oh well it was a good run, the ancient Stoics would have been proud.

      JHK next week tips on how to win the lottery.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle March 8, 2022 at 9:58 am #

        They’re actually lyrics to a song (with a video on You Tube) from an EP due out this month (March 25th.). I mention it again from previous threads, because our host, JHK, mentions chaos in his article.

        Woke seems to be, ultimately, a government construct/effect, probably instilled at university (and within their rule structures they call ‘the law’) and then of course filtered down into the profs and students there. Maybe so that they can helps sow the seeds of division and assorted social strife.

        Hey, goes with the trans-as-women-Olypians (LGBT+ rights-as-law, vs Jordan Peterson, et al., etc.), covid-19 and Ukraine-Russia thing, right?

        The actor that plays Picard is in his 80’s, yes? Also William Shatner might be around 90 and is working at Russia Today in his own show, ‘I Don’t Understand’ or something like that…

        Let’s see… a fictional star-voyaging captain (military ranks?) that goes into space in real life at around 90, via the rocket of a mail-order tycoon (Bezos/Amazon?), and then gets a show on a Russian network, called something like ‘I Don’t Understand’, where, in one show (the only I’ve seen so far), he talks about black holes in a way that seems more targeted toward adolescents. You can’t make this stuff up. LOL

        I tried watching that show, but halfway in, found it too tedious and had to end it. Say it in Arnold’s voice/accent: ‘You, are, terminated.’.

        Meanwhile, I still don’t have internet at home and my bank dropped my PIN number, so I can’t take any money out.

        Well, gotta go to the bank and sort this out. Have a nice day.

      • beantownbill. March 8, 2022 at 10:55 am #

        We don’t even have that much time. According to astrophysicists, the sun will warm up until all the oceans dry up and the atmosphere boils away – all part of normal stellar evolution. We’re talking 3-400 million years. That’s barely enough time for me to get up, shave, shower and eat breakfast. Since I’m running out of time, I gotta go eat my pancakes now.

        • elysianfield March 8, 2022 at 11:27 am #

          Bill…so we’ve been…forked?

          • beantownbill. March 8, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

            We’re forking ourselves, EF. Or maybe knifing ourselves in the back.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle March 9, 2022 at 3:11 am #

          “I think if we could get Earth in a living and stable state, not a constantly degrading and dying state, caused by our actions, then we have won some right to go to the stars. But, at present, I don’t think we’d be welcomed anywhere else in the universe. You wouldn’t welcome anybody who laid waste to their house and wanted to live in yours, I’m sure.” ~ Bill Mollison

        • SpeedyBB March 10, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

          How irresponsible, when pancakes contribute to global warming.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 10, 2022 at 9:48 pm #

            That’s just a question of the PR (or whatever) dept. changing the word, pancakes, to flapjacks. A little like carbon credits or offsets perhaps.
            No pancakes, no climate change caused by pancakes. Flapjacks ‘disappears’ the pancakes’ responsibilities toward climate change. See how that works? Isn’t that neat? Hell ya, it sure is. We so smart.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle March 10, 2022 at 9:54 pm #

          Oh ya, after my previous comment in this subthread here, I almost forgot to mention that, as the sun novas, there may still be planets/moons we can hop to, as they also change and become warmer too. This might include Mars and/or some of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.
          It’s not like the sun will nova overnight.
          So, fret not. We have plenty of time and opportunity. And once we figure out fusion, it’s just a matter of getting it into interstellar rocket engines for killer propulsion to those close Earthlike planets they keep finding. Heavier gravity, maybe, but nothing a few more flapjacks in one’s breakfasts can’t fix.

      • beantownbill. March 8, 2022 at 11:06 am #

        Roccofire:

        I’ve been saying for 50 years that we are at a fork in the road. One way we go to the stars, the other to self-destruction. I’m afraid we took the wrong path, or as the great Yogi Berra said, “ If you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

        • SpeedyBB March 10, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

          Yogi Berra was in the wrong business. He should have been a quantum mechanic.

  84. Epicur March 7, 2022 at 11:01 pm #

    “Yet the possibility exists that Russia will pacify the country, disarm it, neutralize its most corrupt and obdurately degenerate factions, and set it up as a properly governed backwater that will not threaten to upset the peace of the world again for some time ahead.”

    Not looking very probable, IMO. I realize that we get a very slanted view on our media, but just looking at the lack of progress by the Russians over the last few days they seem to be bogging down, especially in the northern Kharkive/Kyiv corridor.

    I have always believed that the only realistic goal that Putin could achieve was securing the Donbas with a corridor to the Crimea. He is close to that, but is going to have to devastate Mariupol and Volnovakha to get it.

    Right now, with the stingers and javelins we have sent in he is being bled in the north and west. Usual Russian tactics, as seen in Chechnya and Syria are to use artillery to overcome resistance, and we will probably see much of that in cities in the coming weeks, but unless the Ukrainians surrender the countryside, that will not win the war.

    • thwack March 7, 2022 at 11:57 pm #

      “but just looking at the lack of progress by the Russians over the last few days they seem to be bogging down, especially in the northern Kharkive/Kyiv corridor.”

      ************************
      There seems to be a popular bias against the idea that the Russians have an actual strategic plan they are operating under?

      For example, have you ever considered that the “stalled convoy” north of Kyiv is a giant head fake design to distract the Ukrainians from the real assault in the south?

      I suspect the Russians are using the same play book the U.S used in Iraq; they wanna kill Zelensky the same way we attempted to kill Saddam.

      Why?

      because thats the quickest way for the Russians to find a Ukrainian leader to negotiate an end to all the death and destruction. Zelensky is too unstable and filled with rage to think clearly.

      He has tried to make the war all about himself. He called Putin’s bluff and lost. Now his country is being wrecked; and for what?

      For what?

      Why do you wanna join NATO when you know it would threaten your cousin next door?

      Oh wait a minute?

      Maybe threatening Russia was the plan all along?

      • Disaffected March 8, 2022 at 8:31 am #

        Zelensky’s just a US puppet like Guaido was. He doesn’t have the option of backing down.

      • elysianfield March 8, 2022 at 11:25 am #

        Thwack,
        C’mon man…don’t keep us in suspense…SAY IT!

        What color are the Russians?

        Just askin’….

      • Blackbird March 8, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

        I think that collapsing the global economy was the plan all along. Then blame it on “Putin!” A controlled demolition – as suggested above.

        Our fake, financialized economy is unsustainable and on the verge of collapse. That collapse has to be controlled for the plutocrats to maintain and increase their wealth and power. They are skimming the skin of the bubble of our hot air balloon economy.

        Collapse the economy, then “Build Back Better!”

        Look at the ultimate results of the war in the Ukraine: sanctions, economic crisis. That is the real plan.

        • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 9:48 pm #

          EXACTLY what I think. It’s pretty obvious, actually.

    • Islander March 8, 2022 at 11:23 am #

      There you go again!!

      Ukraine is not a backwater.

      Neither geographically nor politically—nor culturally, not agriculturally.

      Jeez.

  85. The Man They Call Zazelle March 7, 2022 at 11:56 pm #

    Oh ya, just to add to my comment above under Q. Shtick’s comment…

    Apparently some reps of the US gov’t have very recently gone to Venezuela for special talks and/or whatnot. What a surprise! ^u’ <– (upright winkie)

    • The Man They Call Zazelle March 8, 2022 at 12:25 am #

      “Biden administration officials on Saturday were reported to have traveled to Venezuela to talk about the possibility of easing sanctions on oil exports from Caracas as U.S. officials increasingly weigh banning Russian oil imports while the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine stretches into the start of its third week.

      The White House was pressed Monday about its willingness to engage in talks involving Venezuela… about oil deals… in an effort to help ease skyrocketing gas prices in the U.S.” ~ The Hill

      LOL

      • TaxDonkey March 8, 2022 at 3:15 am #

        After treating Venezuela like shit for all these years, now we’re going to go beg them for oil? The Saudi’s, who loved President Cheney’s administration, allegedly can’t stand the “Joe Biden” gang. Who are we going to get oil from now that we cut off our own supplies and are in the process of cutting off Russian imports?

        • BackRowHeckler March 8, 2022 at 6:23 am #

          “We don’t need no stinkin’ oil.”-John Kerry, The Climate Czar.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle March 8, 2022 at 10:17 am #

          The bus driver, with a bus full of passengers, doing about 60mph/100kph is asleep at the wheel and it’s not a Musk self-driving bus…

          Did you ever hear about the bus driver that drove his bus off a bridge in China? Was that a movie or real? Apparently, he was being clobbered while driving by a woman with her cellphone and it took him to cross the lanes going the opposite way before driving off the bridge.

          Moral of the story: Don’t whack a bus driver in the head/face with a cellphone while he’s driving and you’re in the bus with him. No matter how much you dislike him or your cellphone.

          • TaxDonkey March 9, 2022 at 12:33 am #

            Klaus Schwab is our bus driver. There are no exits off the bus.

          • SpeedyBB March 10, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

            There is a surveillance video recording of the event. It was described as intentional, not accidental. Maybe the driver had had enough that day.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 10, 2022 at 9:58 pm #

            Yes, apparently so, SpeedyBB.
            I’m unsure how many were on the bus, what bridge they went off, or if anyone survived.

  86. KesaAnna March 8, 2022 at 12:04 am #

    A STORY TO TELL YOUR GRANDCHILDREN

    ( IF YOU LIVE LONG ENOUGH , IF THEY LIVE LONG ENOUGH. )

    Once upon a time , in a country far , far away , and long , long ago ,

    These folks came to the conclusion that basically and generally life really fucking sucked .

    So , maybe , for once , they should try treating adults like adults.

    And the result was — well , I wouldn’t say the result was the best country ever .

    What the fuck is ” best ” , anyway ?

    — But , certainly , it produced the richest country the world has ever seen.

    Then these very same people , these people among whom even the lowest of the low would be considered filthy rich anywhere else ,

    Came to the conclusion that all of this actually sucked , or was bullshit , or was even evil.

    No , what they should do is what folks over in Zambia or El Salvador have done ;

    Treat adults like 5 year Olds.

    END OF STORY.

    After that , you can proceed to tell your grandchildren , when they ask , ” Is it true that once upon a time even ordinary peasants had indoor plumbing ? ”

    You can ( lie and ) tell them that , no , that’s a story folks made up.

    • Not_GeorgeT March 8, 2022 at 12:52 am #

      Concisely stated.

  87. SoftStarLight March 8, 2022 at 2:43 am #

    I also feel the same way, like I wish they would hurry up and get through all the war stuff. The legacy media, and quite frankly a lot of the alt media or whatever you may particularly call them have been at least as dishonest in their war coverage as they were in their covid coverage. Perhaps even moreso? For sure the spastic calls for collective outrage and careless unhinged warmongering indicate to me a massive coverup of very dark and deadly deeds. Like the spastic paid for with your tax dollars propaganda campaigns for the “vaccines”. Yep, media outlets received billions from the feds to push and cheerlead the “vaccines”. Who is paying for the wall to wall let’s go maybe nuclear? for Ukraine campaign?

    • Disaffected March 8, 2022 at 8:29 am #

      The war stuff won’t end anytime soon. Should Russia wrap it up in Ukraine tomorrow, the neo-Nazi’s in the US will be butt-hurt and scheming for revenge until they can start something up again elsewhere. None of this ends until DC is completely routed of the scourge that has been with us since 9-11 and before. Ukraine is just a very small skirmish in a MUCH larger war.

      • SoftStarLight March 8, 2022 at 10:54 am #

        Yeppie! Too much money to be made so who needs peace huh

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

          Money and survival. Their entire world view is dying as we speak, so they will fight to the bitter end to preserve it.

      • Jarek March 8, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

        Well said. America is literally run by the Azov Brigade.

        The Nazis won WW2, secretly. And have been persecuting Jews and minorities ever since. To cover it up, they put these groups ahead of Whites and practice mass non-White immigration.

      • Blackbird March 8, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

        We finally got our long-awaited European Syria. I wouldn’t be surprised if this war outlasts most of us.

  88. SoftStarLight March 8, 2022 at 3:06 am #

    Or perhaps the story is that the adults, or many of them at least willfully wish to be treated like five year olds. Thus they donned face diapers and listened to the authority figures who told them to behave and stay home like good boys and girls and theys and thems and furries. And so on and so forth. Its policy now because generations have been indoctrinated successfully into this mold and have thus relinquished their agency happily. And in that sense they deserve to be treated as less than thinking, independent adults.

    • Jarek March 8, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

      The other day a machine called and told me to wait. No other message given.

      Today a machine called and told me to call a number. No other message given.

      The kind of person who would follows such machine orders of a random call would almost certainly be the same ones who got the Vax.

      • SoftStarLight March 8, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

        LOL well that is probably true 🙂

  89. BackRowHeckler March 8, 2022 at 6:11 am #

    To the Ladies out there:

    HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY!

    My first is in the air!

    (To celebrate, I asked my Spanish heritage wife to make up a batch of Tortillas for breakfast, give it an ‘International flavor. Her answer: “Those things are a lot of work, make them yourself.”)

    Apparently, she’s not down with the Holiday, that’s the vibe I’m getting.

    • BackRowHeckler March 8, 2022 at 6:47 am #

      Ahahahahaha ahahahaha

      Our Chinese Attorney General has sprung into action, claims $4.29 per gallon gas is the result of “Price Gouging”, and blames “Big Oil” whom he threatens to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. I sh#t you not, CFNers LoL.

      Meanwhile, a local poll released this morning sez 73% of state residents agree that shipments of Russian Oil should be embargoed immediately!

      • BackRowHeckler March 8, 2022 at 7:29 am #

        And I left out the best quote:

        High gas prices are hitting women and minorities the hardest. This is what concerns us.”

        Meanwhile in an appearance yesterday, VP Heels Up Harris and Sec. of Transportation Pete Buttgieg — two diversity hires — recommended we all go out and buy EVs. Problem solved, Americanus Boobus.

          • BackRowHeckler March 8, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

            Malth, that’s exactly why I just got back with a platter of fried clams and a side order of fries, plus a six pack of Sam Adam Winter Brew, from the market down in the village.

            “Live it up while you still can”, that’s my motto.

            You know, I grew up in this little company town, we had one store with 8 aisles. Available selection was limited, altho I didn’t realize it at the time. So I’m not too worried at this stage of the game.

          • SpeedyBB March 10, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

            BRH: “Keep clam” – Ivor’s Acres of Clams, Seattle waterfront

        • Paula D March 8, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

          LOL, high prices hitting women and minorities hardest on Women’s Day!
          Oh, the horror!
          No problem. The US is asking Iran and Venezuela to give us their oil.
          I’m sure that will work out well.

          • Jarek March 8, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

            I like the way you accept Russian Patriarchy. You know that you don’t know – that’s good. They know better than you (you think).

    • malthuss March 8, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      near a local high school I saw a sign for it–for abortion and stuck to a real coat hanger.
      I trashed it.

      FORCED MOTHERHOOD IS SLAVERY
      INT WIMMENS DAY

      utube has a banner for it leading to gal stories.

    • Amman March 8, 2022 at 11:33 am #

      Heheheeheee… Cackle cackle!

    • Jarek March 8, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

      Did you ever say, I don’t feel like going to work? In other words, you may well have been far more of a husband to her than she was (or is?) a wife to you. Not picking on you or her, just one of many millions if so.

      Celebrate the great communist holiday of Women’s Day! Vodka not Jack. With onions.

      • Jarek March 8, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

        To BRH. I don’t expect an answer. It’s just a meditation. But if you want to answer, feel free – cuz you aren’t really. Feelz not realz. The Laws of Nature are very stringent even in the best of political times in any case. You don’t want to get old, but you are. You don’t want to die, but you will. Freedom? Just another word for everything left to lose.

    • MaryQueen March 8, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

      LMAO!

  90. wm5135 March 8, 2022 at 8:27 am #

    if the entire WEF membership went missing this afternoon what do you think would be different tomorrow?

    • BackRowHeckler March 8, 2022 at 9:50 am #

      Well, Klaus Schwab for one is worried about how this war will affect his Build Back Better scheme and the Green New Deal in the States. Alarmingly, Germany is talking about the need to fire up a few coal plants in order to keep the lights on after Putin imposes his own brand of sanctions on Europe by shutting down the remaining natgas pipelines. (and rerouting the natgas to Asia)

      • gustafson.robert.22 March 8, 2022 at 9:58 am #

        I’m prepared to hear all about the new “Green Coal” program thats a key element in the answer to climate change at some point.

      • JohnAZ March 8, 2022 at 10:05 am #

        BRH

        Hey, no problem. AGW is going to make the wind blow faster and more reliable for the Baltic Sea wind farms,

        Right?

    • Islander March 8, 2022 at 11:27 am #

      Wm:

      Quite a lot.

      Maybe not tomorrow, but for sure by the November midterms.

  91. wm5135 March 8, 2022 at 8:39 am #

    ” claims $4.29 per gallon gas is the result of “Price Gouging”

    mentioned commodity futures contracts to three people in the last two days. All responded – what is a futures contract?

    best part of all? two of the three are in possesion of the college ticket to success

    of course i’m one of those Orlov describes as having rubbed up against a few buildings at university

  92. JohnAZ March 8, 2022 at 10:01 am #

    Wow! Read everyone’s reaction to the war and the price of gas.

    IMHO, we have seen nothing yet.

    The missing component is China and maybe India. So we embargo Russian oil. Putin laughs and starts to restructure his delivery system eastward into Asia. The power shifts Eastward. Europe pipelines shut down, to hell with those bozos. And the trickle of oil coming to America stops. So?

    America’s feeling of superiority is about to go up in smoke. Our GD government , as has been predicted here for 15 years, is about to sell us down the river. We, as CFN people, have nothing we can do about it. We see the disaster that the government is about to drop on this country, and still 73% say we should embargo Russian oil. The people of America are a lost cause. The people deserve this insane government and vice versa. If we embargo Russia, the NWO has won, the US and Europe have lost and then once consolidated, the war turns toward Russia.

    Can you imagine the NWO having control of US nuclear stockpile. Right now, the idea Biden has the football scares the heck out of me.

    Insanity runs the West, period. Oil is 124 this morning. If Biden and Kerry have their way, 200 is not far behind. The S and D curves are so steep, small changes in quantities make giant keeps in price. Gasoline could go to $10 per gallon or more.

    I wonder if that 73% think that stopping 600000 barrels of Russian oil daily is worth $10 a gallon gasoline.

    Or worse, gas shortages. Ready for odd and even gas lines again? Ready for shooting line cutters? Ready to freeze? Ready for food shortages, heck that has already started.

    73% of people favor this governments drive to stop FF with no alternative? Holy crap. I do not think that intelligent thinkers like inhabit this blog should be confident about this fall’s elections. The people of America are demonstrating right now how successful the Deep State has been with the Stupidification of America, and for you folks north of the Border, Canada too.

    Ever heard of the Silk Road? I would lay money on the fact that Russia and China are building oil shipment cars right now to ship oil to the east as fast as they can. I wonder how long it will take to tear dow n all the west bound oil and gas pipelines in Ukraine and build pipelines to the East.

    Is our government so stupid to not realize all this is going to happen as well as all the Arctic and Siberia new discoveries are going to be routed East and south.

    In the meantime, here we are shutting down pipelines and limiting leases.

    Come on folks, Trump was right, is right regarding oil. If the current trends continue, we are going to have to divide this country or leave it. If the Trump movement is unsuccessful, the final nails will be driven. We are halfway there, more Biden and Kerry will finish the job in ten years.

    Uh, isn’t that what AOC predicted?

    • JohnAZ March 8, 2022 at 10:03 am #

      Add one on.

      Racism AND price gouging, two bylines of the Democratic Deep State motto

      Do nothing, make excuses, CYA!

      • stelmosfire March 8, 2022 at 10:43 am #

        “Oil is 124 this morning.”

        Please try to keep up Jaz, it’s bumpin’ 130 clams as I write.

        • JohnAZ March 8, 2022 at 10:55 am #

          Ha! You are right. Too fast for me.

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

            I assume you agree with the rest of it.

          • stelmosfire March 8, 2022 at 11:47 am #

            Yes, I do. Putin will sell every drop he can pull out of the ground and at a much higher price. SloJoe was just on the tv. As he read his BS and put his reassuring hand on my shoulder I saw the price of crude dropping. By the time he finished his spew the price was back up to where it started.

    • SoftStarLight March 8, 2022 at 11:10 am #

      I disagree on some of it. It’s a bit of a mischaracterization to say that the “American people” want to ban Russian oil without following up that 70% of Americans want domestic oil and gas production to be increased. That is the part that is missing here and that is what the “Biden regime” is ignoring. Because it is the Biden regime and all of their treasonous supporters who want Americans to starve and freeze to death.

      And that is no joke. They want us dead.

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

      ” If we embargo Russia, the NWO has won, the US and Europe have lost and then once consolidated, the war turns toward Russia.”

      Not so sure about that.

      The part about NWO has won with the embargo.

      I don’t think the NWO guys (WEF? Deep State? Wall Street? Who?) gamed this thing out as carefully as the Russians did.

      Boomerang seems to have started to turn in the air . . . .

    • Jarek March 8, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

      The roubless rubes are being indoctrinated to say, I’m willing to pay a bit more for freedom in Ukaine.

      Three times as much, rube? A bit more, right?

    • Blackbird March 8, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

      73% of the U$ population wants to completely shut off Russian oil and gas imports. Saw off our legs for taking us down the wrong road. After 5 long years of Trump then “Covid”, this country has finally reunited. Anybody else feelin’ warm and fuzzy? (Well, ok, not exactly “warm”.)

      73% of the hairless apes in this country think Putin is responsible for high energy prices and that therefore we should punish him by eliminating Russian imports – as if this will have no impact on energy prices. And yet we talk about “turning things around”, “taking back our government”. Not with a 73% level of mental retardation (again, apologies to all who suffer from authentic – not self-inflicted – retardation, but it’s too descriptive a word not to use).

      It’s all over but the cryin’.

    • MaryQueen March 9, 2022 at 9:51 pm #

      Agree we haven’t seen nuthin’ yet.

      Hold on to your sphincters (I think I am coining a line from a Mel Brooks movie).

      It’s gonna get NASTY.

  93. JohnAZ March 8, 2022 at 10:24 am #

    Jarek

    Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness are God given human rights according to all the Masons of the Revolutionary period also known as our Founding Fathers.

    Hmmm, no mention of oil, heat, EVs, cars, dope, weed, Mc Mansions, college tuition, stocks, bonds, welfare, suits, gowns, jobs, professions, NASCAR, Disneyland, tourist traps, etc.

    Interesting, all of those are becoming prohibitively expensive now.

    Thanks to that government that is supposed to follow those FF.

    • SoftStarLight March 8, 2022 at 10:56 am #

      The government stopped following the FFs by the time of the civil war right? US became a corporation owned by foreign shareholders in 1913?

      • Amman March 8, 2022 at 11:25 am #

        Africa is owned too. So is South America. India. Arabia. Asia. Europe. Relax!

        • The Man They Call Zazelle March 8, 2022 at 11:44 am #

          “You will own nothing and be happy.” ~ K. Shwab(?)

        • SoftStarLight March 8, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

          Yes that is so reassuring

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 9, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

            May I at least own my own underwear, Klaus? Please? Pretty-please?

          • Amman March 9, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

            I would want to seriously talk to the writer that came up with that line and foisted it on the free world. I seriously, seriously, seriously would.

    • Jarek March 8, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

      The Founders believed in Natural Law, a kind of piety that all religions and viable cultures subscribe too. In other words, choice or rights alone are not the only thing important. Choosing well is paramount. If the people choose poorly then they will lose those rights since the Government will HAVE TO step in to clean up the mess.

      Mainstream or fake conservatism has dropped this idea completely. Choice alone is all that is ever mentioned.