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     After Commander-in-Chief (ahem) “Joe Biden” demonstrated our ability to shoot down a Chinese spy balloon leisurely wandering the jet stream clear across North America, he loosed the Air Force on every other menacing aerial object hovering in our sovereign skies and… Ira Tonitrus… mission accomplished! It took the President another week to admit sheepishly that the three other targets were “most likely balloons tied to private companies, recreation or research institutions,” not alien invaders from another galaxy, as regime spoxes hinted and the news media played-up for days. Note to America’s hot air ballooning community for the upcoming spring launch season: be very afraid!

     If Russia was impressed by the successful balloon op, it didn’t offer any comment. Russia was busy neutralizing America’s pet proxy palooka, sad-sack Ukraine, sent into the ring to soften-up Russia for a revolution aimed at overthrowing the wicked Vlad Putin — at least according to our real Secretary of State (and Ukraine war show-runner), Victoria Nuland, in remarks this week to the Carnegie Endowment, a DC think tank.

     Speaking of tanks, our NATO allies are getting cold feet about sending those Leopard-2 war wagons into the Ukraine cauldron. Something about it had a discouraging act-of-war odor, as, by the way, did blowing up the Nord Stream gas pipelines, alleged by veteran reporter Seymour Hersh — though that caper was actually against NATO member and supposed US ally, Germany. WTF? Are the doings in Western Civ getting a little too complex for comfort?

     Anyway, it turns out that the thirty-one Abrams tanks America promised to Ukraine have yet to be bolted together at the tank factory. It’s a special order, you see, because we don’t want to send the latest models built with super-high-tech armor that the Russians might capture and learn from… so Mr. Zelensky will just have to cool his jets waiting on delivery, say, around Christmas time… if he’s not singing Izprezhdi Vika somewhere in Broward County, Florida, by then.

     The biggest problem Russia has in resolving this conflict on its border, is doing it in a way that does not drive “JB” and his posse of war-mongers so batshit crazy that they resort to a nukes-flying, world-ending, Thelma-and-Louise type denouement. In effect, America put a bomb on Russia’s front porch and now Russia has to carefully defuse the darn thing. The prank itself was just the last in a long line of foolish American military escapades that have ended in humiliation for us, most recently the Afghan fiasco. At best, this one in Ukraine — which we started in 2014 — is on-track to sink NATO, plunge Europe into cold and darkness, and put the USA out of business.

     In the meantime, America is rapidly disintegrating on the home front. Is it attempted suicide or murder? It’s a little hard to tell. Things are blowing up from sea to shining sea — food processing facilities, giant chicken barns, regional electric grids, oil refineries. The latest, of course, is a chemical spill from the Norfolk-Southern train wreck in East Palestine, Ohio, set ablaze by a conclave of government officials purportedly to keep the toxic liquids from seeping into the Ohio River watershed and beyond. Of course, in the dithering prior to lighting it up, enough vinyl chloride leached into streams feeding the big river to kill countless fish. And then torching the remaining chemical pools sent up a mushroom cloud of dioxin and other poisons that killed wildlife, pets, and chickens in the vicinity before the evil miasma wafted eastward on the wind to the densely-populated Atlantic coast.

     One has to wonder whether an army of saboteurs is on the loose across the land. Considering the border with Mexico is wide open, why wouldn’t America’s adversaries send whole wrecking crews over here to mess with our infrastructure? There’s no question that people from all over the planet have been sneaking across the Rio Grande. Surely some of them are on a mission. America is filled with “soft” targets, things unguarded and indefensible — not least, tens of thousands of miles of railroad track. Of all the reasons to be unnerved by “Joe Biden’s” open border policy, this one is the least discussed, even in the alt-media. But it seems like a no-brainer for nefarious interests who might want to bamboozle and disable us.

     The sad truth of this moment in history is that the USA has too much going sideways with our own business at home now to be dabbling in any foreign misadventures — and we couldn’t have picked a worse place than Ukraine to do it. The sheer logistics are implausible. The geography is lethally unfavorable. The place has been inarguably within Russia’s sphere of influence for centuries and Russia has every intention of pacifying the joint at all costs. Peace talks are apparently out of the question for our leaders. Something’s got to give, and that something is probably Western Civ’s financial system. It’s primed to blow anyway, and when it does, we’ll have other things to think about.

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653 Responses to “Oh lightning, I command thee to smite my foe!”

  1. Walter B February 17, 2023 at 9:54 am #

    Once again Jim, your podcast with CJ Hopkins was excellent as we were given a glimpse of the European opinion of the war crimes that we are perpetrating as the World’s Biggest Bully. Yes, the Germans were totally de-balled after WWII and on 911 all of the world was made aware of what America will do, even to it’s own people. A friend who was stranded in Berlin for a week back then experienced first hand what the Europeans knew and what America was distracted from.

    An idea that is growing more and more apparent to many of us is that with all of the assaults upon humanity being foisted upon us all, many forces are going out of their way to accentuate to the world the fact that those who rule America are totally corrupt and completely evil. I believe that this campaign is aimed at uniting the rest of the world against US(A), and that once the internal decay within our nation reaches critical mass, we will be brought down not only by our enemies, but by ourselves without firing a shot.

    Of course, I could be wrong and the rest of the world may very well get together and nuke our sorry asses, but seeing how well we are destroying ourselves, why waste the ordinance.

    • Pondernot February 17, 2023 at 10:03 am #

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    • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 10:05 am #

      One bright note, Walter- I don’t pay too much attention to Seymour Hersh and don’t know what he’s been doing all this time; but whatever he was doing or wherever he’s been, he seems to have jumped back in to the thick of things with both feet now.

      That expose of what was obvious about the Russian pipelines and our government isn’t just a one-off, he’s been busy and there is more to come.

      • Hereward the Woke February 17, 2023 at 11:15 am #

        Beryl: not sure announcing that you’re going to hit the DS with more embarrassing body blows is a good thing to do for one’s long term health. Maybe because SH is in his 80s, he doesn’t give a damn. All power to him whatever his motives are.

      • Gail February 19, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

        There were a couple things he got wrong.

    • Wxtwxtr February 17, 2023 at 10:48 am #

      No “we” or “ourselves” need be involved. The War Machine – MIC – is the “Rent-a-Cop” for foreign owners and stakeholders. In order to send our kids off to kill brown people, the ApprovedMedia megaphone once had to paint it with a patriotic gloss – now faded.

      The “… totally corrupt and completely evil …” are Actors – working the Script, under Directors – and act under orders, recalling JFK and “Honest”Abe. But, on the other hand, how many can afford to quit the GAE and earn an honest living?

      • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 11:21 am #

        That reminded me of something. This is from Mike Cernovich at Substack:

        Real and Fake Worlds: Why the Trains are Failing
        You need the real world for the fake one to thrive.

        “We live in two worlds, the real and fake ones.

        Money is fake. Or socially constructed if that’s how you prefer it. We’ve all agreed that these pieces of paper matter. Our agreement is strong enough that without money, you will die.

        Malaria is real. It will kill you. This isn’t something we have to all agree on. Reality exists outside of our consciousness. Get bit by a mosquito. Die.

        You need fake money to solve real problems, for example it costs money to produce, distribute, and acquire anti-malaria medication.

        Most of the smartest people are going into the fake world, because it’s Infinite.

        Airline pilot or train conductor is more important than Substack’er. By the end of the year, if trends hold up, I’ll be OK from this thing. That’s not fair. It’s not moral. It’s not practical. It is what it is.

        People who go into finance have unlimited upside.”


        • Gonga Din February 17, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

          However, just about the time penicillin was available, it was discovered that high fever caused by malaria cured syphilis. I wonder if it would work for Lyme disease.

          • Walter B February 17, 2023 at 4:42 pm #

            Doxycycline is best for that, trust me I recovered 4 times with it.

      • hmuller February 17, 2023 at 11:27 am #

        It’s enough to make me wish Alec Baldwin worked at the White House – just to accidentally shoot every swinging Richard in the place. Yeah, you too Victoria Nuland.

        • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

          He did manage to shoot a Ukrainian.

        • Anon1970 February 18, 2023 at 9:37 pm #

          In a fairer world, Victoria Nuland would have been brought before the World Court and tried for promoting the overthrow of an elected foreign government in 2014. But the US does not recognize the World Court and Nuland was brought back into the Administration after Biden took office in January 2021.

      • Paula D February 17, 2023 at 11:39 am #

        At what point do liberals notice that the MIC doesn’t care if you are brown or white?

        If you live on resources they want you will be killed no matter how much melanin is in your skin.

      • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

        War is deception – Sun Tzu. But if you use this weapon, you better know what is real or you’ll fall victim to it too.

        If you are weak, it behooves you to appear strong. But don’t believe it even if others do. Because if you are arrogant, someone will call your bluff. Reality wins in the end after all.

    • Woodchuck February 17, 2023 at 11:08 am #

      Perhaps the rest of the world we become so weary of our bullying that a global union is formed against us that refuses to engage in any trade with the former USA. With a dead dollar that will be very easy to pull off. Then we will disintegrate into warring tribes and will once again occupy North America exactly the way the Native Americans occupied it. In spite of Jarek’s lunatic ravings against our natives, they greatly enjoyed themselves here and lived on this land successfully for some 30,000 years. The very best us European white pukes will be able to manage in the end is maybe 300 years or so of “success” followed by utter catastrophe and mass die off leading into the Long Emergency. When all our energy sources are cut off it’s gonna back to making things by hand and growing food using stoop labor instead of machinery. Jarek will be whining and complaining during this time about how good it used to be under capitalism.

      • Hereward the Woke February 17, 2023 at 11:16 am #

        Jarek will be crowing about how the Nazis had better tofu recipes.

        • hmuller February 17, 2023 at 11:32 am #

          Well, you know Hitler was a vegetarian. So if you’re a vegetarian, you’re just like Hitler.

          • Yuri Sowryteski February 17, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

            Who was Hitler? I read the name various places these days. I like tofu, fresh, made from organically grown Indiana soybeans, which makes the richest hot soymilk. I have some great recipes if anyone is interested. The energy return on energy invested in growing soybeans is worth looking into, because they are a legume, easy to harvest, process, and store. As a prepper, you would need about 100 lb sack per adult per year, but you need a vit D supplement. If you combine with grain, nuts and dairy, you get all the amino acids you need for complete protein absorption. Besides, no one is going to come and steal your soybeans, at least not in America. Most of the Indiana crop goes to China, though the Japanese and Koreans want the Organically grown, now that the results of eating the industrial agriculture GMO crops are know to affect the American consumers. So yeah, more for me if you have a bias. I’ll just further point out for the record, industrial agriculture uses more toxins than were released in the Ohio trainwreck, it just just spreads them out thinly on your food, and the food that is fed to industrial beef lots and pig lots and chicken factories, along with cipro which promotes faster growing bigger stock. These toxins accumulate in the meat you get from the megafoodmart for less than your local traditional farmer who uses the old field rotation system to maintain and add to soil – farm – human health. Without such a beneficial cycle, how can all the malaise and weakened immune systems cope with all the toxins of consumer convenience, let alone the similarly produced viruses and industrially produced snakeoil remedies? Seems like Jim connected those dots a long time ago, but I haven’t heard them for awhile. IDK, maybe he never did. Or maybe he never had handmade handgrown fresh hot soymilk.

          • mrs_saj February 17, 2023 at 8:22 pm #


            I would love to see some recipes for tofu. I’ve been accumulating freeze dried foods and I need to diversify my food prepping.

      • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

        Still don’t get it, eh? There would be no United States if we hadn’t dealt with the natives. Don’t care? Well maybe this will help: No you either – at least not in your current miserable form. Of course one could argue that would be a good thing….

        Not only are you still stuck in the viscousity of Nice, you still don’t love your extended self (tribe) and put them above all others. You are missing the mark, utterly mired in sin.

        • messianicdruid February 17, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

          “There would be no United States if we hadn’t dealt with the natives.”

          Agreed. The problem I have with you is you dont seem to be able to admit that it would have turned out better if we had dealt *fairly* with them. iow – keep your word [ treaty ] and do what you said you would do.

          Because of this all whites are considered to be unworthy of trust, and many hate themselves for it. I dont fall for that because I didnt do it. Do I benefit? Of course. Do the so-called natives benefit? Of course, and those that are honest will admit it.

          Is this better than how they lived before contact? Debatable.

          • Jarek February 18, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

            If men were good, it would be better. Sounds pretty absurd, right? But you hold Whites to this absurd standard – and no others. This is the essence of Liberalism. Your are a carrier of the disease, even if you are not sick unto death. But you do show symptoms.

            No matter how well they were treated, they would have ended up hating us. And they broke treaties too – are they not men? Or do you deny them culpability, the soft “fascism” of lowered expectations?

          • Woodchuck February 18, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

            @ Jarek “No matter how well they were treated, they would have ended up hating us.”

            Sam Houston, one of the founders of Houston Tx, once lived in an obscure Eastern TN town near what’s now the Smokies National Park. The Cherokee Indian nation was established not too far away near shores of the Little TN river, and young Sam at age 16 left home because he was tired and bored with working in a general store. He left and joined the Cherokee Indian nation and became a citizen of the Cherokees with his own name – “The Raven”. Apparently when he showed up out of the blue and wanted to join, they accepted him right away.

            They obviously didn’t hate Sam Houston. Were they making an exception for him, or could anyone serious have joined and become a citizen of the Cherokee Nation? Any ideas Jarek?

          • Jarek February 19, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

            Be careful to entertain stranger lest you entertain angels unaware.

            Old Testament, somewhere!

            One of several (or is it many?) injunctions in the Old Testament about treating “the” stranger, well. Of course in our day, under the guidance of the Elder Brothers, “the” stranger has became millions, a horde of locusts, coincidently made up of mostly young men.

            How do they treat “the” stranger, nowadays at least? Not well. Neighboring Palestinians? Love thy neighbor as thyself? “They’re not our neighbors”. Neighbor obviously meaning only one of your own people. The Stranger too? Back then? Now? Don’t know.

            Closer to home, Aristotle talked like this too. A MAN should be able to walk into a strange city, and immediately be recognized as being extraordinary, even allowed to become the Philosopher King.

            Was this the case with Sam Houston? They recognized him as being a special man?

      • hortonz February 17, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

        According to Jim Rickards, the latest Russian unmanned Artificial Intelligence-controlled robot tank killer named Marker can take out “Abrams and Leopard tanks from a distance of 6km like shooting fish in a barrel.” Don’t bother informing Joe Biden or Justin Trudeau. They ‘re to busy living in their own version of reality.

        • BackRowHeckler February 17, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

          Well, according to the retired USA Generals appearing nightly on CNN, Abrams & Leopard tanks will be ‘Game Changers’on the eastern front — as if its 1942 & panzers are King of the Battlefield.

          • Hereward the Woke February 18, 2023 at 10:00 am #

            BRH: It’s their rainbow camouflage that will be the game changer. Bringing LBGTQWERTY+ rights to the battlefield!

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 18, 2023 at 5:26 pm #

            “…LBGTQWERTY…” ~ BackRowHeckler

            LOL This is good. Where’d you find it?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 18, 2023 at 5:27 pm #

            …Besides on the keyboard I mean. 😀

      • Walter B February 17, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

        Exactly Woodchuck, sooner or later the rest of the world will be able to stand up to US(A), flip us off, and jam our heads into the toilet. ” Litle Corporal” Milley not only promises to call China to warn them if we are planning an attack on them but has succeeded in jamming the “become a transexual on the Army’s dime” agenda upon us and forced enough death and damaging jabs on the GI’s, to seriously compromise, if not totally destroy our armed forces. And then there’s the elimination of enough of the ordinance by shipping it over to Little Hitler to prevent any defensive actions at home should any or many of our adversaries choose to walk in the open borders along with the rest of the world’s refuse.

        Low level thinkers out there may believe that this is all just a coincidence theory (shit just happens), but I assure you that this is a well thought out and implemented strategy to take over this nation and not having to fire even a single shot. Ashes, ashes, we all fall down!

        • ViceGrip February 17, 2023 at 6:06 pm #

          Walter B. . .

          “I assure you that this is a well thought out and implemented strategy to take over this nation and not having to fire even a single shot.”

          Do you think perhaps a scenario sorta like *this* Walter B?

          “I have interviewed Mr. D. Wang and associates, of Lude Media, whose organization acquired a 56-minute recording of a military-civil meeting in Guangdong province tasked with preparing China for war.

          According to Mr. Wang, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is financing Russia’s war in Ukraine. However, he says, Russia’s best forces are not being used in Ukraine. They have been deployed in the Far East, prepared for action against America.”



          • workingclasshero February 18, 2023 at 12:00 am #

            According to Mr. Wang, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is financing Russia’s war in Ukraine. However, he says, Russia’s best forces are not being used in Ukraine. They have been deployed in the Far East, prepared for action against America.”

            I don’t get it. Why would the best sons of the Russian motherland be stationed where NATO isn’t located?

          • Q. Shtik February 18, 2023 at 6:30 pm #

            Guangdong – VG


            Are y’all aware that in the Chinese language Quang means long and thick? 😉

      • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 3:54 pm #

        “our natives”. The racism of the liberal on display.

    • Rowdypiglet February 17, 2023 at 11:24 am #

      I always enjoy how our host zeros in on the aspects of our many miseries that really matter, as opposed to those that are more like the mosquito bites driving us mad while we wait for the toxic cloud to engulf us.

      Saboteurs coming across the border? No one talks about it, but it’s the likeliest thing imaginable. They can be paid agents of other powers, they can just be common criminals taking advantage of the opportunity to disappear and begin again elsewhere, with a new identity. I’m particularly concerned about our water supplies, which are all but impossible to protect.

      • hmuller February 17, 2023 at 11:35 am #

        Many have noted the Biden gang’s zeal for defending the Ukraine’s borders. Our own – not so important….

      • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

        We have plenty of homegrown ones too – in general they’re coddled if not lauded. Tucker made no allegations, but he did have a piece the other day on people using a tool to derail trains. Antifa would be my guess. One woman was charged but had her sentence rescinded.

        In any case, our Elite are globalists and want the United States and all other countries to be dismantled. So they don’t see any of this as wrong. And coincidently enough, many of the antifa come from privileged backgrounds.

        • Rowdypiglet February 17, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

          @Jarek, most of the violent leftists have come from those privileged backgrounds as far back as the 1960s, as you likely know already. They’re your standard, troublemaking, spoiled brats who have no idea what it’s like to live a normal life.

          I consider Marx himself the prototype for these misfits. He lived parasitically on his rich inlaws, stole money from his servants, and couldn’t understand why working people weren’t interested in him or his ideas. He had not a clue as to what their lives were like or what they aspired to.

          • SpeedyBB February 17, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

            Patty Hearst. In whose dodgy honor the “Stockholm Syndrome” was crafted by the eggheads.

            Enjoying her Golden Years with pet shows, acting roles, fun and games and plenty of moolah.

          • bill7424 February 17, 2023 at 5:40 pm #

            I agree. I was a teen back in the 60s who spent most of the time in the Public Library while my peers were into the sex , drugs and rock&roll thing and protesting the war in Nam.The book to read is The Age of Entitlement by Chris Caldwell

      • Railroaderncng February 17, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

        During the Cold War with the USSR, one of the great concerns was that of sleeper cells set up in our USA open society. With our open boarder with Mexico, I to also see this as a great threat while bad actors can just sneak across while our boarder patrol is busy baby sitting all the want to be immigrants. We have opened ourselves up for grand domestic terrorism events in my opinion.

      • Walter B February 17, 2023 at 3:48 pm #

        The biggest threat to our nation and to democracy itself emanates from inside the Washington Beltway. Never put anything past them, they are sold out..

  2. Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 9:56 am #

    Can we see some of those balloons that were shot down? Then we’d know what they were, wouldn’t we?

    • bill7424 February 17, 2023 at 5:46 pm #

      Beryl : Some of them were found to be Ham Radio hobby Balloons from some club in Illinois.

  3. Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 9:59 am #

    Speaking of Zelensky, maybe some enterprising reporter can source these outfits for us:


    Also speaking of Zelensky, we are supposed to believe he is doing all this for a house, which he already owns?

    • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

      If he’s under contract, he’s under contract. You don’t abscond or renege on people like his Zelensky’s mentor.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 1:58 pm #


  4. NickelthroweR February 17, 2023 at 10:01 am #

    I am 33 miles from the disaster in Ohio. The people do not understand why Brad Pitt and Sean Penn and the Davos crowd didn’t all fly here in their private jets to help out. The people here are also amazed by the fact that a terrible ecological nightmare has occurred yet the feds are offering zero assistance. Gosh, could it be that DC hates a region that voted 71% for DJT? Is that the reason why?

    • Ron Anselmo February 17, 2023 at 10:03 am #

      Not completely unrelated – but been thinking some about us vs. the Indians – just fleeting, random thoughts. How’d they get subjugated?

      Open borders. Destroyed their existing culture & religious beliefs. Culled them by disease – smallpox. Killed off buffalo to choke off their food supply.

      Any of this sound familiar? We’re the new Indians – reservations await. The tribes that lasted the longest were nomadic – trying to stay a step ahead.

      • benr February 17, 2023 at 10:18 am #

        I would suggest people look at what has happened to various countries in the past most notable Aregentina and South Africa.
        Or even Venezuela.
        It appears a mixture of what destroyed each of these countries is now being used to bring these United States low.

        Happy journey to a Weimar republic status for all Americans be sure to stock up on wheelbarrows while they are cheap.

        • Ron Anselmo February 17, 2023 at 10:34 am #

          Rulo – as benr mentions – any thoughts on Argie?

          • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

            I posted an amren article about the fall of Argentina due to open borders. He didn’t dispute it, but he’s still not for the historical America. The historical America was White. He’s not for White or Western culture. He’s just not. He loves the idea of us having to get along with non-White immigrants, competing with coolies; having to become coolies to do so.

            By all means listen to him. You will come to the same conclusion. The only question is why.

      • ozarks February 17, 2023 at 11:32 am #

        Excellent point. I’ll add: Ruined their family/tribal structure by sending the children to indoctrinating boarding schools. Destroyed males ability to provide for family by hunting (tried & failed to make them into farmers). Destroyed their languages. Provided whisky to destroy any vestige of self worth…fentanyl now. The parallel is so apparent to what is being done to American society. Drive through any small town in Western Oklahoma, S.D., etc. and observe the people lying on abandoned porches, curbs, drinking into oblivion……no different from the homeless in San Francisco shooting up……except no one cares about the Indians.

        • hmuller February 17, 2023 at 11:41 am #

          The vaccine was like the Globalists handing out free small pox blankets. Thank you sir, may I have another.

          • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

            What wills save us is White Pride. That’s the antidote of antidotes.

            But you hate that.

          • messianicdruid February 17, 2023 at 5:04 pm #

            That would be a product of following our own laws.

      • Rowdypiglet February 17, 2023 at 11:37 am #

        @Ron, I believe those are relatively modern concepts that people – particularly nomadic people – just didn’t have then. The real challenge in trying to understand history is that it’s not just about events, but is more about the world view of people living at the time. It’s hard for us to look through their eyes, but we can only make sense of the past if we have the imagination and empathy to do so.

        What you’re describing is what humans have always done. Those who are stronger and/or smarter subjugate and conquer those who aren’t. No one was apologetic about it before the modern era, no one made reparations or attempts to placate the losers; they killed or enslaved them.

        I think it’s remarkable that we’ve reached the point where we recognize it’s wrong to prey upon the weak and to take what belongs to others if they can’t defend it. But it’s a modern concept that really began, more or less, with the repudiation of slavery. I’d like to see someone celebrating the progress we’ve made rather than projecting our views onto our ancestors and then blaming them for their hypocrisy in not upholding them.

        • hmuller February 17, 2023 at 11:48 am #

          So true, piglet! Any one who has studied ancient history knows the stone inscriptions left by “great men” don’t boast of kindness. They proudly tell us how many cities they leveled, how many people killed and enslaved. In the Bible they even boast of killing the livestock!

        • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

          It was essential to poison our roots. A people with no past, have no present or future.

          We must revision the past. Regain pride in our godly and godlike Ancestors who crushed our enemies and made possible the United States.

          The Indians had to go – and go they did! This is completely the work of the Masculine Sphere. Modern women condemn it completely – but they are eager enough to accept the fruits of the conquest. I don’t see any donating all that they have to the Indians and then going to live in an unheated tipi.

          • Rowdypiglet February 17, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

            @Jarek, if there is one thing among the many offences at present that angers me above all others, it’s the hypocritical ranting of people like Buttigieg who berate white men having jobs in construction while himself holding a job that he could bow out of in favor of the race he prefers. Most of us would certainly support him in doing so, since it’s not humanly possible that anyone could do a worse job at it than he is.

            Likewise, the bleating about socialism by rich people who are in no way being prevented from redistributing their wealth according to their beliefs – except that those beliefs are for us, not for them.

            The cluelessness that’s required to stand before the world and proclaim that people like yourself should not hold the position that you yourself hold, while simultaneously refusing to step aside, beggars belief.

          • hmuller February 17, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

            Is it possible for anyone to do a worse job than Buttgiggly? Maybe that nervous black girl who tries to be the White House Press Secretary. I don’t think she could work a drive thru window at Quicky Burger without breaking into tears from the pressure.

          • mrs_saj February 17, 2023 at 9:16 pm #


            I was thinking of that nervous black woman who cackles every time the camera rolls.


            You are killing it today with your comments!

          • mrs_saj February 17, 2023 at 9:19 pm #


            You’re not taking the words out of my mouth. You are taking the unexpressed feelings of my heart and putting it into words. I thank you.

          • hmuller February 18, 2023 at 8:50 am #

            Mrs San, I know what you mean about Kamala’s cackling. Usually, after noise like that we can at least expect a fresh egg.

          • Jarek February 18, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

            Tucker insulted him last night by saying he was dating women not very long ago. Imagine the scandal if Mayor Pete was straight or even a lowly bisexual on a bicycle.

          • Wizard of the Saddle February 22, 2023 at 9:56 am #

            “The Indians had to go – and go they did! This is completely the work of the Masculine Sphere. Modern women condemn it completely – but they are eager enough to accept the fruits of the conquest. I don’t see any donating all that they have to the Indians and then going to live in an unheated tipi.”

            Jarek: This was my coffee spew moment of the day! LOL. I immediately conjured forth a vision of a host of modern-day, tatted-up, blue-haired, Woke harpies sitting morosely in their tipis bitching about why the Indian men had failed to provide them with free Buffalo robes for warmth! Hilarious…

            Thank you for a good laugh. That was a hoot!

        • Ron Anselmo February 17, 2023 at 4:26 pm #

          Rowdy – I agree. The strong survive – as it should be – and to the victor go the spoils. History is full of similar examples of conquest by deprivation of every sort, from every angle.

          The Indians were just a more suitable, current, and maybe more resonant example, being in the continental US, less than 200 years ago.

          The point is – the same game plan being used on us – if you can see it, you have a better chance of defending it.

          An overall example is Steve Spurrier, former coach of the UF Gators football team – a major competitor with a take-no- prisoners attitude.

          He relished beating opponents, 70 – 0 if he could. He’s famous for many incendiary quotes, but he used to say, “I’ll keep running the same play until they can stop it”, and he would as he drove opponents into the dirt.

          Considering we’re in part of the same historical playbook – if we can recognize that – maybe we can better defend it and stop it.

          Nomadic is more fluid and I’m not saying it’s the answer, but it does have some benefits, I think.

      • Rodulf February 17, 2023 at 8:01 pm #

        Russel Means said that every control mechanism being applied to the USA now was first tested on Indian reservations.

        • Ron Anselmo February 19, 2023 at 2:52 pm #

          Rodulf – you are correct & so was he. The last ones in were the Oglala Sioux – Russell Means’ people – and the Nez Perce – both nomadic & both fierce warriors. They fought for their way of life – we don’t.

    • tdarr1234 February 17, 2023 at 10:12 am #

      Biden offered, DeWine declined

      • NickelthroweR February 17, 2023 at 10:14 am #

        That simply isn’t true.

        • ViceGrip February 20, 2023 at 9:12 am #

          Just for the historical record, pursuant to the greatest environmental disaster ever to have occured, in the history of America . . .

          “‘We made the decision’: Gov DeWine admits he and Gov Josh Shapiro signed off on controlled burn in East Palestine.”



          • ViceGrip February 20, 2023 at 10:04 am #

            The burning of Vinyl Chloride produces Dioxin [read Agent Orange].

            Additionally — for the historic record . . .

            “‘Inside Job’: CDC Changed Toxicity Info on Vinyl Chloride Days Before Derailment”



            For further Info . . .


            “East Palestine train wreck may have created largest dioxin plume in world history.”



          • ViceGrip February 20, 2023 at 10:15 am #

            Additional ‘Government’ coverup:

            “NOAA’s Air Resources Lab modeled the distribution of particles from the East Palestine train derailment.

            But now the images have suddenly disappeared from the original article… They have been deleted… And everybody knows why… This is one of the worst HazMat disaster in the entire history of the US…”



    • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 10:19 am #

      FEMA exists just to get the people used to the idea of giving up all their rights when someone screams emergency.

      It isn’t needed anymore, so why should FEMA employees be bothered putting on a show to get the paychecks they are gonna get anyhow?

    • rudyspeaks February 17, 2023 at 10:22 am #

      “DC”, AKA, the Deep State, doesn’t care one iota which Duopoly clown anyone votes for! The Prez is an honorary title, the Hood Ornament on the 18-wheeler that just flattened you. Name one substantial difference between Ruling Class go-fers. The real drivers of the 18-wheelers will swap (irrelevant) hood ornaments without a second thought. The real fight is to keep the .01%ers in charge. The issue they’re desperate to avoid is the 30 year SYSTEMIC robbery of the (former) Middle Class. It is the SOLE Left/Right issue. All the fluff, abortion, guns, gender confusion, are intentional distractions. Oh yeah, and in America today, there is no “left”.

      • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

        There never was – in reality. Communism is just a deep fake, a weapon of the Capitalists. It’s one system, head and tails. The final system will have elements of both: Capitalism for them. Communism for us.

        We will have nothing and they will be happy.

    • BackRowHeckler February 17, 2023 at 10:29 am #

      Yes this seems like a perfect opportunity for Leonardo DiCaprio & John Kerry to fly in on their respective Gulfstreams & lecture the Middle America Proles why they need to give up their automobiles, junk their gas ranges, cease heating their homes, and begin eating insects.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 10:44 am #

        I was thinking of those plans for us this morning, when I woke up to darkening skies and started hearing the sound of thunder off in the distance.

        It reminded me of the times long ago, when access to automobiles was not like it is now, there were still families with one car or even no car, and a portion of adult women had never learned to drive.

        Times when I had to be somewhere, and there was unexpected bad weather. Ever tried walking somewhere during a downpour. If it is windy or thundering, an umbrella does you no good.

        It’s worse than a snowstorm, because during a big enough storm, they start canceling things, but nobody cancels anything just because there are people who don’t have a car to get them where they are going, warm and dry.

        Bicycles are out, that’s worse than walking.

        Buses? Even if your destination is on a bus route, you will be late, because the bus stops and starts more, picking up more passengers. You will be drenched too, and you will have nearly suffocated inside the crowded steamy bus.

        A taxi? Call a taxi on a rainy day and wait an hour for it to show, if it even does, and if you can afford it.

        Ah, the good old days.

        • Woodchuck February 17, 2023 at 11:22 am #

          Back in the 70’s as a wanna be hippie/back to earth sorta guy I was into backpacking and decided to try hiking the Appalachian Trail. I was among the vast majority of hikers that quit after a month or two, living outdoors and hiking tough terrain wasn’t all the fun I imagined it to be. Maybe it was due to not having any recreational drugs on the trip. One of the more memorable experiences the AT hiker has is summer severe thunderstorms on mountain ridges. You’ve got incoming lightning bolts hitting all over the place because you are on high exposed ridges with the wind blowing like crazy and you are being drenched and can hardly see where you are going. It’s like being in a war zone with one lightning bomb after another blowing up right in front of you. There’s no place to hide. You’ll be drenched, and no taxis will be available.

          Bicycles are better than walking. But they don’t allow mountain bikes or dirt bikes on the AT as far as I know.

          • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

            You quit too, right?

          • Woodchuck February 17, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

            Yeah Jarek, I quit hiking. As I was going along, the unpleasant experiences were getting more and more repetitive, like the pains, blisters, insect stings and bites, finding mouse poop in my food, shitting in the woods all the time, planning my life around obscure country stores listed in my guidebooks. and last but not least, being dirty and stinky all the time. You’re an AT hiker if you’ve spent time sitting around in dirty laundromats and wearing a dirty t shirt and shorts. Only half the machines are working and you’ll notice people casting glances your way as you load foul and stained clothing into the machine. You’ll be entirely focused on the neat sensation of putting on a clean dry pair of underwear. You’ll be feeling clean and refreshed because a while back you stripped down and jumped into a small river with a bar of soap to get cleaned for your appearance in the little rural mountain town.

            A hazard is hooking up with various other groups on the trail that might have different objectives and goals.

            My trip got cancelled after I joined a hiking group from a university that were out backpacking for just a week and then were planning on attending an outdoor rock festival. They were gonna hitchhike to the event, and figured it would be easier because lots of other hipsters would be driving in the same general direction. And besides, this was in an era when hitching rides wasn’t difficult and having long hair and hippie appearance didn’t necessarily keep you from getting rides. I had my kitchen and bedroom on my back, and decided that camping at a big rock fest sounded like a lot more fun than the AT. I was just going to take a break. Then ended up hitch hiking home instead of heading back to the trail.

          • BackRowHeckler February 17, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

            Good story, Woody.

            YouTube is full of channels documenting hikers gone missing, mostly in the west, but some on the AP, in the White Mountains, and in the Maine Woods. Seemingly there are hundreds, maybe thousands. They were out for a day hike, they were hunting in Alaska, they were walking the Pacific Trail, communing with nature in Yosemite… all of them, “NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN”.

          • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 3:58 pm #

            Maybe the movie “Deliverance” is truer than we care to know, eh Woody?

            The National Parks are very dangerous and it’s illegal to carry a firearm. Park Rangers are heavily armed cops. If they catch you with one, you’ll be pulling hard time.

          • mrs_saj February 17, 2023 at 9:31 pm #


            I do some hiking with my husband in national parks. And we would never go out without at least one gun, several clips, and our concealed carry permits. I don’t care what the rules are. We’ve never had a problem. We have occasionally come across drunk hikers. But the problem with running into trouble is there is no one to help you. A lot of the time you don’t even have cell service. I’ve just watched too many true crime shows, unfortunately.

          • Woodchuck February 17, 2023 at 10:12 pm #

            The national parks are quite safe compared to the national forests, state forests, and other public access areas. In the Smokies backcountry you are much more likely to encounter a bear wanting to mug you for food – than you are to encounter a hazardous human. Forget about having a pistol. Shooting a bear with a firearm in the park will put you in a federal prison real quick. And if you are unwilling to take a chance at meeting a black bear face to face then maybe you should stay home or at least stay off the back country trails.

            That being said, there have also been mysterious disappearances of people in the Smokies park. Somebody goes hiking and vanishes without a trace. Hundreds and hundreds of people including park authorities look for a body for months on end and can’t find a single scrap. Nothing. Maybe they got picked up by one a them thar UFO’s everbody’s a talkin’ about right now?

          • Woodchuck February 17, 2023 at 10:24 pm #

            @ Mrs Saj I wasn’t implying y’all in particular were scared of bears, I was just making a general statement. If one does encounter a dangerous psycho inside a national park, your chances of having a good outcome go up if you are armed.

          • Jarek February 18, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

            Someone posted the rules anent bears:

            If it’s black, fight back.
            If it’s brown, lie down.
            If it’s white, good night.

            Whites used to be the most dangerous breed of human. How the mighty have fallen. Woody likes this change! Or should I say Dilbert? Dilbert seems to be the controlling personality in this entity.

          • Woodchuck February 18, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

            Jarek never fails to disappoint. His genius can make racist even the topic of back country bear behavior! Unfortunately, now his observation and silly quote is stuck in my mind and is never going away. What’s worse, I might even repeat his bear rules some night in the woods around a campfire.

          • mrs_saj February 18, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

            No worries, Woodchuck, I didn’t take your comment personally. It’s factually true, so it applies to me as well as anyone else. You can get into big trouble shooting a bear in a national park.

          • KesaAnna February 18, 2023 at 8:05 pm #

            I did a great deal of long – distance walking in my time.

            Nothing — save one thing — that you described I had either already encountered , or already envisioned.

            For example , if you propose to walk from Georgia to Maine through the woods then you best be comfortable with absolute filth.

            Typically , you will get a ” bath ” when it rains heavy.

            If you are not OK with an extreme degree of filth , then walking from Georgia to Maine through the woods is probably a very bad idea.

            The most important things , are the things they NEVER put in movies.

            The one thing you mentioned that I did NOT think of was the electrical storms.

            Oddly , because I live in the mountains.

            Down in the flat lands the advice to seek shelter in electrical storms seems pretty supercilious , because unless you are standing in the middle of a golf course in a suit of armor , lightning always strikes a mile away.

            In the flat lands you never see ground zero for a lightning strike , the same way you never see the end of the rainbow.

            But , for some reason , in the mountains it is a very different story.

            As you described , electrical storms in the mountains are like artillery barrages.

            Since moving to the mountains I have seen lightning strike 50 yards away or less so many times I have lost count.

            In the mountains you seek shelter as soon as you hear the thunder , because you learn that what is soon coming after the thunder is something really , really , frightening.

            I suppose if you were in the woods and shelter simply wasn’t available you might do what soldiers do in war in the same circumstances in artillery barrages ;

            Throw yourself flat on the ground , hug the earth as closely as possible , and pray hard that you don’t get a direct strike.

            Now speaking of mysterious disappearances in the Smokies ;

            Maybe some of them are more mundane than sinister.

            When on the trail in the Southern Appalachians did you notice those signs that say things like ;

            STAY ON THE TRAIL.



            In this case the warnings are not bullshit.

            When looked at from a distance , and with the cover of thick foliage , the landscape looks fairly even , regular , and predictable.

            But it is an optical illusion .

            The mountains are absolutely honeycombed with cliffs , shear drop – offs , Grand Canyon – like crevice’s , and places where solid granite suddenly gives way to sand – like shale on the edges of these drop – offs.

            So you are ten feet away from the cliff , but when you step on that sand – like shale you can go sliding 12 feet.

            All of this is bad enough , but in the warmer months , which is nine months of the year , the vegatation in the mountains is as thick as in any tropical jungle.

            So you can be ten feet from a hundred foot drop – off and NOT SEE it.

            So , yeah , you can safely go cross – country , off – trail . But if you value your hide at all , doing so can easily mean it takes 6 hours to go one mile.

            In that case the sort of walking you are doing is like an 80 year old woman with a walker going from the bedroom to the kitchen. You are inching along , it’s like microscope work.

            As for finding bodies — I suspect in many cases the searchers stood in the middle of the trail and hollered , ” Bob ! ” and told the reporters and the documentary makers that they searched , but leave out the realistic details like ;

            There really isn’t shit we can do.

            Under these circumstances , we could search for the body for a hundred years.

            With hiking trails people get the impression of raw , unspoiled , unregulated nature , and they run with that impression .

            The reality is that the vast majority of hiking trails in the mountains have been meticulously mapped out by many people over many years and are subsequently maintained meticulously likewise by teams of people.

            Your typical mountain hiking trail is actually anything but natural.

            It is every bit as much a man – made creation as is the black top super highway.

            It merely LOOKS rustic.

          • Jarek February 19, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

            Well said, Kesa. Hardly anybody knows the woods because hardly anybody goes in them. Hiking is just more urbanism. Of course animals have their own trails. They’re people too and want to save energy as well.

            If you’re hiding out – say a hundred yards from the Appalachian Trail, you might as well be miles. Eat the roadkill left behind. Raid their shelters! But be careful about your own campsite. Don’t keep going back to it the same way. Don’t create a trail. People who know their business will notice that.

        • Rowdypiglet February 17, 2023 at 11:49 am #

          This is how I grew up, Beryl. I remember that world well. We had to often just accept that something we wanted or even needed to do was simply not possible. On the other hand, we were more dependent on each other. In a small, rural community that’s a good thing. In retrospect, those relationships were so much richer than we can easily make now.

          I particularly cherish memories of our visits as kids to the old people who lived nearby. We’d as readily knock on their doors as we did on the doors of kids we played with. They’d sit us at the kitchen table, feed us, we’d chat and gossip, and we’d often help them with chores – take out the trash, help to get the hay bales in the barn, whatever they asked us to do. Most kids now won’t have any such memories, and they’re to be pitied.

          • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

            We didn’t have remotes in my day. We had to walk six feet, barefoot, thru two inches of plush carpet.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

            I remember the risk of the static electricity, Jarek.

          • SpeedyBB February 17, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

            I am starting to experience the shunning of the elderly that I’ve read about in previous times.

            You start to feel excluded from the hum of life. Not even your own family will listen to you, or treat you seriously.

            Those your nurtured and guided begin to stare suspiciously, awaiting any sign of mental disconnection or perceptual failure.

            One British woman complaining in an essay that she has become “invisible” to shopgirls in luxury stores.

            The media continually portraying the elderly as silly, clumsy, useless buffoons, always getting in the way of the movers’n’shakers.

            Or just evil.

            Kids visiting elderly neighbors, to sit and listen to them drone on about them good olden days? Surprised if someone doesn’t call in the CPS gangbusters on the scene.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

            Speedy, we separated the little kids from the elderly by making them believe they were going to kill them.

            They thought of everything.

      • Geowhizz February 17, 2023 at 2:52 pm #

        John (extraterrestical) Kerry may have sold his Gulfstream.

        • Hereward the Woke February 18, 2023 at 10:06 am #

          That’s good news. I’m sure I’ll be sitting next to him at some point in peasant class on Easyjet here in Europe. Or possibly not.

    • malthuss February 17, 2023 at 11:16 am #


      not enough non whites to help in your area?

    • Hereward the Woke February 17, 2023 at 11:18 am #

      Don’t worry, Nickel, Pete Buttpounder is right on it, just like he was for all the other transportation screw-ups.

      • hmuller February 17, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

        Give the man some credit. He’s the first Transportation Secretary to breastfeed a baby with strap on tits (as far as we know). That Brinton guy, formerly in charge of toxic waste disposal, had more strap on accessories. I think he even found some in other people’s luggage.

        I prefer the good old days. If Eleanor caught J Edgar rummaging through her closet looking for something pretty to wear, it was all kept hush-hush.

        • BackRowHeckler February 17, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

          Yes it’s been a Freakshow for quite some time now.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

            Biden signed an agreement with some international freak show organization, to put more deviants and freaks in high positions in government.

  5. Penelope Dreadful February 17, 2023 at 10:03 am #

    What we need is a new ABM Defense system! An Anti-Balloon Missile!

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    • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

      Pennywise is the enemy, not Money Penny!

  6. Mister Roboto February 17, 2023 at 10:11 am #

    Forgive my resorting to an old hack phrase, but it really feels like we’re in the “waiting for the other shoe to drop” phase right now.

    • Penelope Dreadful February 17, 2023 at 10:14 am #

      The other shoe??? Heck, I feel like a centipede, and there are a hundred shoes waiting to drop. I mean, just the crisis in Medicaid alone could topple the country.

      • AKlein February 17, 2023 at 10:25 am #

        One wonders what will happen when the temporary pandemic SNAP benefits terminate at the end of this month.

        • Ron Anselmo February 17, 2023 at 10:37 am #

          A – I think the WSJ already addressed this – their suggestion – if food gets too expensive, just don’t eat.

          • hmuller February 17, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

            Sounds like a Wall Street solution. At least Der Schwabenfuhrer will give us bugs.

        • 5.56 February 17, 2023 at 10:56 am #

          I just read that there is a the digital dollar called “FEDNow” that will be launched in July 2023.

      • Hereward the Woke February 17, 2023 at 11:18 am #

        Yep. Penelope, the whole Imelda Marcos shoe collection is about to fall on our heads.

      • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

        Pshaw! We’re in a millipede situation. It’s raining shoes.

  7. Dr. Coyote February 17, 2023 at 10:17 am #

    “One has to wonder whether an army of saboteurs is on the loose across the land.”

    A completely reasonable question to ask. Also, don’t forget the two politicians assassinated in Jersey a couple of weeks ago. It’s all too much to be chalked up to coincidence.

    Look up “SORO Pyramid” which graphically illustrates the escalation toward mass violence. We’re getting near the top, folks.

    • Hereward the Woke February 17, 2023 at 11:19 am #

      Shouldn’t that be SOROS pyramid? Dig deep enough and that psychopaths dirty paws and dollars are all over this.

    • Not_GeorgeT February 17, 2023 at 10:42 pm #

      I think the existence of prepositioned Club-K containers has high probability.

      “One has to wonder whether an army of saboteurs is on the loose across the land.”

      This would be comprised, in part, by a group trained and capable of operating them.

  8. Islander February 17, 2023 at 10:22 am #

    Wouldn’t that be vocative

    O Lightning . . . ?

    As in

    O say, can you see . . .

  9. Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 10:22 am #

    I confess to not understanding what Mr. Yarvin is getting at in the quote above.

  10. mitchellc February 17, 2023 at 10:22 am #

    If we consider the physical USA and its people as simply another vassal comparable to Germany, Japan et al, then the open border and threats to both infrastructure and existing domestic society fit within the construct of a nationless, global security superstructure.

    Such an organized force would only need military bases positioned in key strategic areas, full spectrum media/security/political dominance, control of actual physical resources and both land and sea based shipping routes, and of course complete control over a global reserve financial system unaffected by debt or commodity constraints.

    Game. Set. Match. Honestly, there really should be a bit of grudging respect for what was achieved.

    Of course, we’re all well aware of the fly in the ointment. The sad thing is, from a western/US perspective, the internal cultural/demographic damage has already been done regardless of outcome. Basically, DOA, or as Wolfe noted “you can’t go home again”.

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    • hmuller February 17, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

      Grudging respect? What opposition did they have? It was all too easy.

    • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

      As Joe Kennedy said to his son John: We lost the War. The [redcactded] won the war. I don’t like these people, but don’t let that hold you back. You’re going to have to get along with them in politics.

      • hmuller February 17, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

        A currently popular term for those people is “Khazarian Mafia”. They haven’t caught on yet that the term refers to them, so keep it under your hat.

        • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

          So if you know, act like you know. Don’t hate on or kill the messenger. I’m a journalist not a news reader.

  11. observex February 17, 2023 at 10:30 am #

    Healthcare breakdown:

    I generally stay in red states, where for various reasons I’ve been to a few hospitals in the last 2 years and things function OK.

    In comparison, last week I was with 2 doctors from Oregon. One is an ER doctor who told me that on a weekly basis, she has to sell someone that they are going to die – because their condition is treatable if addressed within several days, but there is no place for them to go be treated so they are going to die.

    I found this hard to believe but here is the explanation:

    – So many nurses were fired for non-vaccination or quit from exhaustion in the Pac Northwest that there is a nursing shortage.

    – So many nurses became traveling solo nurses for big premiums during Covid that they were being paid $125 an hour and more – yes, a nurse making $250,000 a year or more – and they socked away money so can take time off. Even less nurses.

    – The hospitals and doctor practices aren’t going to pay $250,000 and more a year. Actually, many doctors in the PacNW make that or less (general practitioners and cardiologists for example don’t make big bucks).

    – Nurses have unions that strictly limit the nurse/patient ratio. Often those ratios are just 4 to 1 or even 2 to 1 for a high care ward. The nurses’ unions don’t deviate from those ratios.

    – ERs stabilize people, but don’t often actually make surgeries like taking out a brain tumor – an ER doc doesn’t have such training despite what we see on TV – and so if there is not enough nurses at hospital X to cover the patient, then the patient has to be sent elsewhere. My friend would call some two dozens hospitals around OR, WA, ID, and come up blank because there are no spots. So the patient had nowhere to go and dies.

    My ER doctor friend became so exhausted by seeing people die needlessly that they switched this year to a home health job. So, that’s another doctor gone.

    The other doctor friend is a GP. He says the #1 killer of his patients is that they are too fat. He gives them this golden advice: “Never buy bigger pants.”

    • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 10:58 am #

      Really helpful advice, to someone suffering from a metabolic disorder that science hasn’t gotten around to addressing because for one thing, it interfered with the politicized dietary advice they have been pushing for decades.

      People did not just up and decide to start stuffing themselves silly to the point where they were morbidly obese.

      People tell me it is a simple matter of calories consumed versus calories expended.

      Okay, since a calorie is a thermal unit, here’s an analogy from my own home.

      A few years back, I quit getting heat from my radiators. I had electricity, I had the gas turned on, I had plenty of hot water, but the boiler wasn’t doing its job.

      As it turned out, there was a faulty thermocouple.

      So, “calories” in, but nothing expended.

      What is the faulty “thermocouple” in these peoples’ metabolisms?

      Do not forget, back in the 1980s bariatric ‘science’ was telling people that it made a difference what ‘kind’ of calorie you ate.

      Yes, they were really saying that.

      • Rowdypiglet February 17, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

        Beryl, the fact that “experts” have completely contradicted their previous advice every few years for the last thirty years or so tells me that they have no idea and are just making it up.

        A few of my own observations:

        – My niece, a 90 pound woman, has always eaten twice the amount of anyone else in our family. When we’d all finished at the dinner table, she’d eat everything that was left. A while back, I bumped into her at a mini mall, where she was walking along with a large ice cream cone in one hand. She eats all day, mostly high calorie food.

        – I, on the other hand, kept my weight at 115 pounds for years by eating nothing but lunch – a large salad, with sliced hard boiled eggs and cut up grilled chicken. I was hungry all the time, and my stomach growled so loudly that I disturbed my co-workers. Eventually I gave up and let my weight rise to 135, but have to watch every bite to keep it there.

        – Some people seem to have a (low) set point that they remain at no matter what they eat.

        – Other people have a set point too, but it’s too high. You can get below that set point by starving yourself but your body makes a concerted effort to get back up to it once again – which is why I have to starve for a week to get rid of the 7 pounds I put on if I eat out once at the local diner.

        I don’t think we understand metabolism at all. I suspect that all the junk we put into food plays a role, and it’s hard to avoid because it’s at every level of production.

        • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

          I suspect that there is some idea what is causing the sharp increase in the number of people with faulty metabolisms, and they don’t want to go there.

          I suspect that is true of the sharp increase of people with autism too.

          If you go to a hospital, even with “cadillac” insurance, they will offer you treatment for the things they know how to treat, and blame you for presenting with something they don’t understand.

          I suspect that there is something wrong with the food as well, and no it isn’t sugar. When they start blaming sugar and then name foods that do not contain sugar, such as soda, that tells me that they are trying to cover something up.

          For the record, I am overweight, but nowhere near obese. I have watched too many people battle obesity and fail, to believe anymore that it’s as simple as cutting out snacks and smaller portions.

      • tahoe1780 February 17, 2023 at 12:17 pm #

        Dr. Michael Eades (Protein Power) has a free weekly letter called The Arrow. This week’s discusses the two competing theories of weight gain. Excellent.

        From the article: “on a gram/Calorie basis, carbohydrates are more than twice as heavy as fat. In other words, you can get over twice as many Calories from a given weight of fat than you can from the same weight of carbs.

        In other words, you can eat less (mass) while keeping the caloric intake the same. So you don’t have to starve.

        Which is one of the reasons low-carb diets work so well.”

        • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

          It’s probably the reason some of the refugees showing up here after World War II managed to be fat, when they really didn’t have enough food and had to scrounge for whatever they could get.

          • mrs_saj February 17, 2023 at 9:46 pm #

            One thing that has surprised me in some of the current literature is that it is possible to be obese and malnourished at the same time. Today it is largely found in poor people.

      • Ishabaka February 17, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

        It remarkable the lengths to which fat people will go to blame others for their problem. Believe me, I’ve seen it first hand.

        • Islander February 17, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

          Keep walking.

          Do 3 miles a day. Should take an hour.

          That boosts your metabolism *in addition to burning the extra calories.**

          I am convinced of this.
          Being active is how you reset your burning flame higher.
          Also, don’t eat any processed foods and snacks such as chips.

          • Paula D February 17, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

            Agreed, Islander. I have always eaten like a horse, but remained thin.
            But I fidget all the time.
            We used to eat at McDonald’s and my parents would send my sister and I up to get the food. There was one line for french fries and one line for hamburgers, so we each stood in a line.

            My mom said that she would watch us and I would be bouncing around and fidgeting, but my sister would stand there calmly. My sister isn’t overweight, but she doesn’t eat as much as I do.

            I don’t go on diets. I just eat what’s healthy, as much as I want.

            Except I don’t eat meat, even though I love the taste. I don’t like animal abuse, so I just refuse to eat meat any more.
            And yeah, no processed foods or snacks in a package.

        • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

          The fat is beautiful campaign. Women want to think they are beautiful when they are hideous.

          • Rowdypiglet February 17, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

            Fat isn’t beautiful, it’s dangerous – which is why I’ve struggled to avoid it all my life, mostly with success. I’ve tried every diet, and every exercise regime known to humanity, but there’s actually only one thing that allows me to keep my weight down and that’s eating one small meal a day. That’s it.

            I’m not one to make excuses, but my observation is that how the body processes fuel differs greatly from one person to another. I’ve observed this in families, where some eat junk food constantly and maintain their weight with no exercise, and others pack it on while eating little. We do have different bodies, and evolution plays a role. If I take an aspirin for any ordinary pain, it goes away in a half hour. Others in my family have no response to aspirin at all.

            Then again, there’s a big difference between being on the chubby side – ten or fifteen pounds overweight from time to time – and being one of the 400 pound whales we see about us at present. That’s not a bit of indulgence – that takes some serious eating!

          • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

            Who would have done better in the Ice Age? Those who could put on some fat against the cold and who didn’t have such a super high metabolism as your niece does.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

            The fat acceptance campaign is to make people stop asking questions about what is ruining people’s metabolisms.

          • hmuller February 17, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

            Ask women what physical trait in a man most pleases them, and the answer is surprising (at least to me). They love a man with tight ass muscles. Maybe someone can figure out the evolutionary advantage of chosing such male paramours!

          • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 4:02 pm #

            As in a small ass? A guy with a large, muscular one will be stronger. Maybe smaller ones mean you’d a better runner, perhaps.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 4:20 pm #

            h, muscles in that area are the major anatomical difference between real men and real women.

            Also look at low T men like Bill Gates.Flab city.

          • hmuller February 17, 2023 at 5:05 pm #

            Beryl, I’m sure if Bill Gates had been a caveman, he wouldn’t get the girl. In fact, his flabby ass would probably be mocked in cave paintings and camp fire songs.

          • Paula D February 17, 2023 at 8:23 pm #

            A man with tight ass muscles? That would never occur to me.

            And ain’t I a woman?

          • Islander February 20, 2023 at 8:35 am #


            Ha ha, started my day with a laugh.

            Re tight ass muscles–

            Use your godgiven imagination!!

          • Islander February 20, 2023 at 8:38 am #

            “h, muscles in that area are the major anatomical difference between real men and real women.”

            No, they are not.

            Men also like women with curvy muscular asses.

            Men’s asses tend to be flatter than women’s.

            Does this really have to be pointed out????

            Does anyone here sew?

      • mary.m February 17, 2023 at 7:16 pm #

        Matthew Crawford (at substack) discovered his obesity was caused by damage to the pancreas alpha cells. The beta cells produce insulin. The alpha cells produce glucagon, which iirc the liver converts into another enzyme that metabolizes fat.

        He believes most obesity is caused by damage either to the pancreas or the part of the liver that metabolizes the glucagon.

        He has treated himself successfully with glucagon replacement. He suspects the problem is caused by glycosphate (roundup).

        It also could be sn autoimmune disorder.

        He wrote a lengthy, in depth article with his “protocol” in his substack.

  12. John K February 17, 2023 at 10:31 am #

    “We have won two wars and a third is coming.

    This one—will not be so easy. We were at ease while the powers of the
    world were split into factions: we’ve changed that.
    We have enjoyed fine dreams; we have dreamed of unifying the world; we
    are unifying it—against us.”

    –Robinson Jeffers, 1948

    • Hereward the Woke February 17, 2023 at 11:22 am #

      At least the World War 4 won’t require a bloated military budget.

      • Woodchuck February 17, 2023 at 11:52 am #

        Remove fossil fuels from war machinery everywhere and no global conflicts will be possible, at least not for a while. New fighting machines like warships that use sails instead of diesel will need to be built. War requires nations to have spare time and equipment and resources available for fighting. It might be that we’ll all be so occupied in obtaining food that warfare won’t be our collective minds – unless the war is all about stealing food from our neighbors. That’s the sort of behavior I’ve observed often with farm animals, like horses – having feed trough fights over grain. Or dogs fighting over food bowls.

        • Hereward the Woke February 17, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

          Humans will always find a way to kill each other. I’m sure the MIC would still profit from it too. They’d sell you wooden sticks for 2 million bucks and call them some fancy name like Advance Dendrological Assault Weapons

  13. JC Penny February 17, 2023 at 10:36 am #

    Nice essay, Jim. But, sheeple gonna sheep.

    Watching the blasé reception by the Amerikan public of reports that an F-22 was required to shoot down a balloon was just a reminder that the vast majority are no more interested than those domesticated ruminants chewing cud in line at the slaughter house.

    • Hereward the Woke February 17, 2023 at 11:22 am #

      JC: Same the death shots and stolen elections. It’s all cool, dude!

      • Hereward the Woke February 17, 2023 at 11:23 am #

        Same WITH the death shots….

      • JC Penny February 17, 2023 at 11:48 am #


        Couple of days ago we decided to donate $100 to a charity in Biloxi (aka casino) and while gleefully pounding on the ‘spin again’ button happened to notice a fellow fool… only slightly more foolish: Wearing an N95 mask and disposable gloves. Little doubt she had all her free shots and boosters.

        It reminded me of the time I saw a young gal wearing a mask, alone in her car in heavy traffic on the freeway… and texting.

        When viewed in isolation, it’s weird. When viewed as a metaphor – willing to gamble on a losing bet while terrified of a nonthreat – it speaks volumes (at least to me) of where we are as a society.

        • Paula D February 17, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

          There is a traffic signal past the railroad tracks in my town. Traffic was backed up because of a red light.
          One idiot pulled up onto the tracks to wait for the light, even though there is a sign telling people not to do that.

          When the light turned green I pulled up beside the car to see the idiot for myself.
          Yep, she was alone in the car wearing a mask.

          Risk vs benefit is not something many people are capable of figuring.

          And then we are all supposed to be sad when a train hits one of the idiots who park on the tracks.
          Gosh, who could have known that trains run on tracks? What a sad accident.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

            I was very fortunate to have a mentor of sorts, back in the 1980s, who told me some useful things about how people assess risk.

            He’s the same person who told me that corporations planted articles in newspapers.

            Risk versus benefit is something that once you grasp the concept, you start applying it everywhere, and you see people doing it wrong everywhere.

            Like taking an experimental shot that can’t prevent transmission for a very survivable virus.

        • Islander February 17, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

          Seems like the riskiest activity this lady was doing was texting while driving.

          Was that your point? (Not sure)

          • JC Penny February 17, 2023 at 1:08 pm #


            OK… The point I was making, relative to HtW’s reply referencing jabs and malfeasance is that our society is no longer capable of assessing and then adapting to risk in an objective manner.

            This was once the hallmark of maturity and the basis for age-restricted freedoms such as smoking, drinking, and driving.

            It’s just too hard for the majority to read, comprehend, and then apply critical thinking.

    • Cankerpuss February 17, 2023 at 11:50 am #

      The American people are in a television and process food induced stupor. Don’t know what it will take to awaken them. That is what is frightening. How bad must it get before the average joe and jill suddenly realize that their Government Gods have not only failed them but are actively working to kill them?

      • mrs_saj February 17, 2023 at 9:56 pm #


        It’s even worse than that. The 2/3 that took the shots commonly suffer from ‘brain fog’ sometimes labeled as long COVID. They aren’t going to wake up.

    • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

      One missile missed its balloon target. That half a mil into the drink of the Great Lakes. Are they going go down and get that I wonder?

      Utterly ridiculous and desperate posturing. They let the Chinese do whatever they were doing and then shot down our own balloons without know what they were shooting at.

  14. getsome February 17, 2023 at 10:44 am #

    James Howard, You beautiful MF!! You have fucking NAILED the greatest threat to everyone within the confines of this land mass called america. Any third rate country with a serious case of the ass with “us” has FULL, unfettered access to a cornucopia of targets, from soft to hard, allowing its inserted teams to pick that which will generate the most success with what they have to work with. (god, how I hated those pesky rules of war limitations, should’ve just given me a backpack N and left me on my own).
    Not one single reference to this danger has passed my sight. I mentally correlated the border with the increase in “accidents” when the Detroit derailment went down. I, briefly, considered the power generation hits to be possible tango’s, but real T’s would have done much greater damage with NO trail (look for the tradecraft – if you have to ask – Don’t). On a sliding scale of worries, this shares the top rung, next to blundering into a hot war in Europe.
    Validation as to my decision to continue to train as if still active. Others ask why, in that I’ve been “retired” since 97, I continue to push hard. My response always: “I took off the uniform – NOT the Pack”. Nuff Said.

    • Hardrock February 17, 2023 at 11:29 am #

      Some probably remember 21 years ago, two snipers sent the Washington DC area into a panic as they killed a total of 10 people of the course of three weeks.

      Recently, shooters disabled two power stations, one in CA and one in NC. The FBI ruled out terrorism in the case of the CA event. The NC shooters caused blackouts that lasted for days.

      A South Carolina shooter attempted a copycat action but failed to disable the power station he/she shot up.

      Another planned attack on the grid in Maryland was thwarted. The accused said they hoped the attack would lead to the destruction of Baltimore as the social fabric collapsed.

      So, 100 people inserted in sleeper cells over months or years clearly could send the entire country into a tailspin long enough that financial markets would be hurt. Once that happens, all bets are off as the entire country realizes that we’re all living in a house of cards. Other countries call BS on our “reserve” currency, and we’re toast.

      But the border is not a problem, right?

    • Cankerpuss February 17, 2023 at 11:48 am #

      Good hell, a solid resounding AMEN to “getsome.” Been seeing and fearing this for decades. Now its here.

      The only thing I am not sure about is how to protect my food supply from the roving, starving gangs of the hungry.

      • Paula D February 17, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

        Not only do most Americans not know that food grows in the dirt (making your garden safe), many of them don’t know that you can boil beans and eat them. So your beans and rice are also safe.

        Now, if you have Little Debbies stored, you are in trouble.

        • Cankerpuss February 17, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

          Excellent points. Most Americans don’t now how to cook or grow food. Hadn’t thought about it that way.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 2:43 pm #

            My grandmother was always making things from dried beans.

          • Paula D February 18, 2023 at 11:48 am #

            I make things from dried beans also. I call it “dinner”.

  15. Wxtwxtr February 17, 2023 at 10:51 am #

    “Never attribute to incompetence what is obviously due to malice.”
    Von Ossowicz’ Maxim.

    Atlas Shrugged comes to life in JHK’s 5th – “… train derailments, oil refinery explosions …” Even in the book (written late 40’s) the visible “accidents” were caused by one man’s underlying malice – “draining the brains of the world” – is now turning IRL by the children of the mindless, a mere 70 years – albeit three generations – later. Just another act of war in a conquered nation.

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    • 5.56 February 17, 2023 at 11:03 am #

      I have the book Atlas Shrugged and have made 3 ATTEMPS at getting through it (and I am an avid reader). Please tell me the point of that book? My eyes can’t take the strain.

      • Pondernot February 17, 2023 at 11:04 am #


      • lizharmon February 17, 2023 at 11:22 am #

        Atlas isn’t hard to understand, even in spite of Rand’s excesses. Be responsible for yourself. Never ever feed the beast. If they try to compel you to, resist, even if it means giving up your old life and starting a new life elsewhere. Rand was a sanctimonious windbag, but the story is fundamental. If your morality aligns with mine, you don’t sell your talents to satanists. Never. No matter the cost.

        • Hardrock February 17, 2023 at 11:35 am #

          Good summary. I would add that Rand believed it is almost immoral for one person to live for another. I think of this often when I wonder what the founding fathers would think of our society and the tax burden that we willingly have put on our backs. I’m happy to HELP anyone but not support them as they waste their lives and expect someone to take care of them.

          Rand called her philosophy Objectivism.

        • Wxtwxtr February 17, 2023 at 11:47 am #

          Once upon a time, before half the worlds population was even born, she wrote a Romantic Manifesto. In one of the chapters she re-wrote a conversation with Howard Roark, written in the then current Realist style. Insipid. Bromide. F*cking BORING. 🙁

          The point of fiction is exaggeration. Imagine Tom Clancy without Jack Ryan … Clive Cussler being unable to “Raise The Titanic”!
          Novels written in a “reporter” style would provide no motivation to create “… a world that might and ought to be …” Ask Jim! 🙂

        • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

          Good points. Rand’s Supermen enjoyed the good things of life if they were available, but were content to work menial jobs and live very frugally when that was required.

          The greatest “pleasure” is integrity.

          Many knew that slavery was a terrible thing with which to begin the United States. But Virginia and the South wouldn’t have come along unless the North closes its eyes to it. Thus we were compromised from the start.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

            Wasn’t Roark the architect who thought that poor people desired privacy?

          • RelativeGuise February 17, 2023 at 2:55 pm #

            Roark had a connipition fit when somebody wanted to add flowery cornices to his majestic, perfect needle in the sky. He turned down job after job because of little things like that. He was single with no kids and raped a woman, yet he’s more cut than a ribbon and can manipulate a gun. pffffft

            Ellsworth Toohey: Tell me Mr. Roark, what do you think of me?
            Roark: But I don’t think of you.

          • RelativeGuise February 17, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

            sorry if you’ve never read the Fountainhead.

          • Jarek February 19, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

            True. Mr Kunstler has pointed out that even factories used to have such cornices. I think he approves.

            Was Rand extolling functionality as the ultimate aesthetic? And beyond that, sheer power or “fascist” architecture?

      • Wxtwxtr February 17, 2023 at 11:38 am #

        It’s a story of the end of the world, and why.
        And it’s rebirth, and how … even if erroneous and incomplete.

        The working title up until almost publication time was “The Strike”. For half a century she was trying to figure out how to fight evil, and came to the conclusion “… everyone. And no one …” “to kill”. All of our current Troubles were started by philosophers – or their default – as far back as Plato, and that the answer is for rational philosophy to take over the universities … over the next few centuries. Evil – Refusal to Think – will not go away by itself.

        I think the underlying theme is that the root of all evil is the refusal to think. “Default” on reason, “get along / go along”, leads to disaster. I have some resonance to that, having grown up in an IBM town in the 50’s, where the company motto was “THINK” ! 🙂

      • Wxtwxtr February 17, 2023 at 11:40 am #

        How did you do with “Unintended Consequences”? 🙂

      • K-Chien February 17, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

        A definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.

        Atlas Shrugged was written by someone who would be called a narcissist today. What is the point?

        Ayn Rand’s claim is unfettered self-interest is good. Altruism is something only fools do. Selfishness is the guiding principle by which one ought to live one’s life.

        Is that a philosophy you want to give two shits about?

        If you subscribe to the liberal chant of me, me, me. You do.

        * Narcissism is characterized by a grandiose sense of self-importance, a lack of empathy for others, a need for excessive admiration, and the belief that one is unique and deserving of special treatment.

        Ayn believed having special people like herself in charge would make the world a better place. Ayn was full of shit.

        • hmuller February 18, 2023 at 9:06 am #

          K-Chien, if insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results, what does that tell us about socialists? What does it tell us about left-wing welfare statists, like yourself?

          When are your people going to have those urban high schools turning out literate graduates? Nevermind high achievers, we’re not asking for miracles.

          Ayn Rand with all her opinionated narcissism is worth a thousand of your kind.

      • Anthea February 18, 2023 at 6:54 pm #

        @ 5.56:

        Most of the trouble is that Ayn Rand was a bad writer. Her good points are all jumbled up with nonsense. As best I can recall, as it’s been at least 40 years since I read it, Dagny Taggart John Galt were, not only not believable or sympathetic characters, but actually boring and obnoxious. (There was no one in the book who wasn’t boring and obnoxious.)

        • hmuller February 18, 2023 at 11:08 pm #

          Rand was an atheist. Her world and her characters lacked a spiritual dimension.

          Completely materialistic people get dull, predictable, and very shallow quickly. They are like non player characters created by the AI running a virtual reality computer game.
          They are incapable of introspection and unable to change and grow into something greater.

  16. tahoe1780 February 17, 2023 at 11:04 am #

    Regarding the attack on Nord Stream, glad that several sources, including Washington Post, concluded that there was no evidence that Russia did it, as that would have been an attack on NATO ally Germany’s critical infrastructure, triggering an article 5 response against them. So who should the response target???

    • Paula D February 17, 2023 at 11:49 am #

      Don’t you understand the ”rules-based order”?

      If the US does it, it’s not terrorism. If the US does it, it’s not an act of war.

      It is to be politely ignored, like when someone farts in church.

      • tahoe1780 February 17, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

        Rhetorical. ?

        • Paula D February 17, 2023 at 12:46 pm #


        • Paula D February 17, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

          I was being snarky because that is my nature.

          • K-Chien February 17, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

            Farting in church is holy shit.

          • hmuller February 17, 2023 at 5:12 pm #

            As a kid I found church so tediously, unbearably boring, I would have welcomed farting – the louder the better.

      • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

        Or for old Stalinists like you, nothing that Russia does it bad. That Russia does it makes it good.

  17. elysianfield February 17, 2023 at 11:06 am #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    As reported this AM from Situational Awareness;

    World Bank President David Malpass said he would resign before the end of his term, and the Biden administration is planning to move quickly to pick his replacement. White House advisors said Biden wants to transform the World Bank into an institution dedicated to fighting climate change, and they want a candidate who is committed to financing more renewable energy projects in the developing world. (AC: Malpass

    Again, doubling down. Now the World Bank will be financing “green projects” for those cash and food starved countries, of which there seems to be an abundance. I would consider that throwing money at climate change to be spilling their seed on stony ground. Even the Bible sez you shouldn’t do that.

    You could look it up.

    • Paula D February 17, 2023 at 11:53 am #

      If they were really worried about climate change, they would leave undeveloped countries undeveloped.
      They aren’t creating a whole lot of carbon.

      • K-Chien February 18, 2023 at 3:20 am #

        Who would be they? You don’t mean the people actually living in the global south do you?

        • Paula D February 18, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

          I didn’t use the phrase, they did. I’m just saying that wherever it is they have in mind to ”sustainably develop” is probably better off left alone.

          I remember in 2008 there was a big scandal in the UK when it was discovered that Tesco was selling horse meat as hamburger.

          It turned out that when Romania joined the EU they were forced to stop using horses and mules to farm and to start using diesel tractors, so they killed off all their farm animals and sold them as meat.

          We already knew about Peak Oil back them. I thought that was the stupidest thing a bureaucracy did since China forbid bicycles on their main roads in favor of cars.

          WTF is wrong with leaders who at this point force people to give up actual sustainable practices and adopt fossil fuel habits?

          • Socrates-Detroit February 18, 2023 at 5:32 pm #

            Did China really ban bicycles? Wow! I did not know that.

          • Paula D February 18, 2023 at 5:59 pm #


    • mrs_saj February 17, 2023 at 10:30 pm #


      This is akin to when NASA, under Obama, announced their new mission statement was Muslim outreach and to celebrate Muslim global achievement.

      Say what?


  18. redrock February 17, 2023 at 11:13 am #

    In an office at the auto repair my buddy has, never cleaned, we sit smoking cigars, sipping margaritas, and discussing how totally ignorant liberals are. The 120 pound black and tan mutt Norman and the larger black great Dane Rufus are sleeping in a loveseat. Across the road in the cemetery my friend Everitt’s flag flies over his grave, a very late casualty of his many Vietnam wounds. This is the only place I find peace. The world we inhabit has changed in our 70 some years due to some insidious virus chomping away at the brains of most of humanity. How character and integrity died is for a special counsel to uncover. The ideals I grew up with just a scant vaporous mist wafting away. I will be dead before long and wish the best for all of you. WTF happened???

    • Cankerpuss February 17, 2023 at 11:43 am #

      The people became wealthy and as a wealthy people they were no longer required to sacrifice anything for their sustenance. No longer being required to sacrifice anything for their sustenance, they needed a purpose to justify their empty existence. So they found causes to create, causes like PETA, women’s lib, the Sierra Club, Feminism, the NAACP or Greenpeace among countless others. If they didn’t create these causes they joined them. Suddenly tribalism is alive in America. Tribe comes first don’t you know? With all this wealth, time and lack of sacrifice, Americans now have plenty of time to obsess about their sexuality and gender, where their next orgasm will come from and how many partners they need when they want it. Now they have plenty of time to obsess over tattoos, piercings, unnatural hair colors and wardrobe. Now they have plenty of time to buy a little weed, heroin or booze and become brain dead addicts unable to think for themselves or control their actions. Now they have plenty of time to sit on their obese asses and meld themselves into the couch while they watch the Bachelor or Tom Brady or Steph Curry as they shove saturated fat laden foods into their crumb crusted pieholes. If they aren’t watching television their eyes are glazed over as their stare endlessly at their phones scrolling through countless postings on Instagram about dogs dancing or making rockets out of soda bottles or other stupid and useless activities.

      In short, Redrock, I believe we became this way because we have been blessed far too long and nobody living today knows what it is like to truly sacrifice for our next meal, or live without something or to even communicate with our neighbor. We’ve lost our purpose for existence. We’ve lost our reasons for loving one another. Our hearts have failed us. Seems I’ve read about this happening in the last days somewhere….the Bible maybe?

      God speed to all of us. I wish the end would be quickened. I’m sick of waiting.

      • Wxtwxtr February 17, 2023 at 11:58 am #

        Don’t go alone.
        Satan’s Minions are waiting to descend to meet their Master.

      • redrock February 17, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

        I think you have correctly nailed it. I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW THE RAIN HAS GONE. SUN SHINY DAY.

      • Lyndy33 February 17, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

        You might add to the list, spending time reading JHK and posting comments to the tribe of dedicated readers. It’s funning, unless you see it in the mirror.

        • Cankerpuss February 17, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

          That’s because JHK readers like me don’t know what else to do.

          • badberries February 17, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

            Do you need a tissue? Will that help?

          • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

            Hoard toilet paper for starters. Hoard all essentials. Look askance at any who call you a hoarder. Dems fightin’ words. Hoarders (preppers and patriots) are the new racists. That many of them (prick near all of them) are White Men only strengthens their case.

            The Buffalo is the symbol of the American Patriot – being neither predator nor prey.

          • hmuller February 17, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

            I think wolves attack and eat buffalo.

          • badberries February 17, 2023 at 8:18 pm #

            Herr Mueller, Yes, wolves will attack and eat North American Bison but, only the sick and old. Wolves are wary around healthy Bison.

            Believe it or not, when perturbed, those shaggy, goofy looking Bison are very quick to kick ass and take names.

    • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

      Nothing came to matter except being wealthy or becoming wealthy. The turning point where it accelerated was just that war in Vietnam – where the Elite refused to send their kids.

      In contrast, Emerson son’s said to Emerson: I don’t want to go (Civil War).

      Emerson replied: You’re going.

      There’s a famous book that says, Love of money is the root of all evil.

    • SpeedyBB February 17, 2023 at 3:47 pm #

      Redrock – are the [purported] “Controllers” in control? I truly wonder.

      More and more – perhaps also on account of advancing age – I see humanity as clever marionettes, arrogant and strutting… until their strings are clipped.

      There really seem to be mammoth forces working through us, on us.

  19. hmuller February 17, 2023 at 11:15 am #

    Jim’s story of the package left on the porch as a prank reminded me of a story unrelated and perhaps entirely inappropriate.

    One Passover a package was left on a prominent rabbi’s front porch. Such anonymous gift giving was not unusual. When the good rabbi and his disciples opened the package, they didn’t find a bomb. Worse. They found a loaf a leavened bread. The whole house and holiday had been defiled by a bitter rival rabbi who introduced leaven into the house.

    It was worse than sending the Godfather a dead fish, though less dramatic than a severed horse head in one’s bed.

    It made me think how I wish wars could be fought via vindictive gift giving rather than with the usual lethal weaponry.

    “Mr. President, we have just received a package from Vladimir Putin containing a bed pan and what appears to be plastic dog poop. How should we respond?”

    • Hardrock February 17, 2023 at 11:41 am #

      I say those responsible for declaring war (both sides) should be provided a rifle and sent to an island. Last man standing would be the winner. Then we get to see how committed they really are.

      I can’t quite see JB and Lindsey Graham in camo but it would be interesting.

      • badberries February 17, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

        They both have natural camo, it’s called Liver Spots, very fashionable.

    • stelmosfire February 17, 2023 at 11:46 am #

      “Mr. President, we have just received a package from Vladimir Putin containing a bed pan and what appears to be plastic dog poop. How should we respond?”

      “Send him a balloon and a dirty Zelensky sweatshirt!”

  20. AlD666 February 17, 2023 at 11:16 am #

    You talk about the border. But it’s domestic terrorists who are causing almost all the violence. 67 mass shootings as of February 15 and counting. Energy grids under attack by white supremacists. Most of the fentanyl from Mexico isn’t carried by refugees, who are almost all sad sacks fleeing from their own country’s violence and seeking jobs, We have plenty of those, so welcome aboard, amigos. We need you here if you pay your taxes and aren’t forced underground by bigots. Overseas, it’s Vlad Putin who unilaterally invaded Ukraine. Everybody’s to blame for that debacle. No point giving Vlad a free pass as so many conspiracy honkers just love to do. Even so, James, this is one of your better columns recently, but trying to make everything fit into your ‘long emergency’ thought experiment gets old.The world is a mess, though, there’s no doubt, and way too many homo sapiens occupy it.

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    • stelmosfire February 17, 2023 at 11:49 am #

      Is that you Brandon?

    • Woodchuck February 17, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

      Uh, yes 666 – the world is a mess – and precisely because of people just like yourself – if indeed you are for real and not just another paid troll. But enjoy trolling while you can, the time is coming when you’ll be required to do real work in the real world for food and shelter. The free ride is almost over. No soup for you!

    • malthuss February 17, 2023 at 12:26 pm #

      Energy grids under attack by white supremacists.

      are you the creepy Australian?

    • badberries February 17, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

      “and way too many homo sapiens”

      Are we to take this as your notice of intent to vacate?

      Okay, good luck.

      Hey everybody, we have an opening.

    • mrs_saj February 17, 2023 at 10:41 pm #


      I think Mr. K missed you in last Monday’s culling.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder February 18, 2023 at 9:36 am #

      But it’s domestic terrorists who are causing almost all the violence.


      Thanks for the chuckle.

      (P.S. there are pretty much no domestic terrorists existing in the US, at least not ones fitting the current fashionable Daily Wurlitzer Times definition. The demonization of normal people will create them eventually, though. You are working toward this end.)

  21. lizharmon February 17, 2023 at 11:17 am #

    One wonders what Team Biden has on Germany that is causing their leaders to play along. I mean, they can’t really be as stupid as they look, can they? Maybe they are. I don’t know. I do suspect that at some point…maybe soon…that Germany will find its national balls and cut a deal with Russia that drives the final nail into the coffin of US influence around the globe. Feels like two outs in the bottom of the ninth for Team USA.

    • Hereward the Woke February 17, 2023 at 11:28 am #

      Liz, Biden has nothing on the Germans. He doesn’t need to have anything. They are the most supine people on Earth. They are so wracked with guilt from WW2 that they will tie themselves in knots before they do anything that might appear under an electron microscope as “right wing” or “nationalistic”. The US committed an act of terrorism and war against them, and one which screwed their long term economic future. And what do they do? Not only do they NOT condemn the real perps, but they let themselves be bullied by the same perps into committing even more deeply to a pointless war that will bury their economy even deeper. Even the “opposition” party, the AfD is calling for the draft to ward off those nasty Russkies. Germany is done.

      • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

        And what is the cure for this fatal (if left unchecked) malady? White Nationalism.

        And what do you hate the most? White Nationalism. So your really don’t wish Germany well, do you?

        • hmuller February 18, 2023 at 9:20 am #

          Take a look at Germany in 1945. If you wish a repeat of that, then you don’t wish them well, Jarek.

          That said, when some one (a friend?) blows up your gas pipeline, you don’t say, “thank you, sir, may I have another”.

          White nationalism? Let’s try a little common sense first.

        • Hereward the Woke February 18, 2023 at 10:15 am #

          Yawn. Save old drivel, Jarek. Most of the whites you love so much fell over themselves to take the death shot and beat on those other whites who refused. Maybe you should stick to SS re-enactment meets and torturing small animals.

          • Jarek February 18, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

            Yes, life unworthy of life. The product of a lifetime of allied propaganda and mind control. You’re conflating Weimar and Nazi Germany again. You all do that because you can’t accept the truth: the Nazis ended that corrupt regime.

            You’re a teacher? Amazing. A child teaching other children. Suffer the children to come unto me. I will teach them.

          • hmuller February 18, 2023 at 3:22 pm #

            Who’s confusing Weimar and Nazi Germany? I was talking about a bombed out and devasted Germany at the end of WW2 in 1945. All my older relatives were there. I think we know something about it!

  22. malthuss February 17, 2023 at 11:22 am #

    Over 100 food plants have been destroyed since Bribe-em took office.

    Eggs, chicken, peanut butter – all (until recently) affordable sources of protein for we the filthy unwashed.

    Egg and chicken production facilities burning to the ground and a mysterious supply chain shortage resulting in empty shelves where the peanut butter should be.

    Nothing to worry about. Now run along and get your booster shot.

    • Cankerpuss February 17, 2023 at 11:30 am #

      I have also read that at some chicken farms the hens have just stopped laying eggs. The farmers themselves are baffled by it. Some are suggesting there is a problem with the food they are feeding the hens. Not only are they burning the hens alive in the structure fires, they are screwing with the food supply. All this happening is one or two years is too much to be a lucky coincidence. This is all planned and targeted. The question is by whom? The Jewish mega billionaires perhaps like Soros, Zuck, Bezos, Buffet, Bloomberg and others? Got me.

  23. Cankerpuss February 17, 2023 at 11:25 am #

    ” One has to wonder whether an army of saboteurs is on the loose across the land.”

    Absolutely there is an army of saboteurs on the loose in this land, foreign and domestic. Conspiracy theories are the only things that make any sense anymore. This is a war against America and her people and the people, by and large are too stupid, worrying about their genitals, their gender, their tattoos, their piercings, their excessive mortgages, their white teeth, the NFL, the NBA, the MLB, their favorite TV shows, The Bachelor, LeBron James, Megan Markle, face masks, pseudo vaccines and so much more frivolous garbage to even care or give a two second thought about it. Nobody seems to give a rats ass that the inflation is caused only by the excessive printing of trillions of fiat dollars. Americans just don’t give a damn.

    I agree with JHK that the financial system is on the verge of collapse but I have been hearing about this coming collapse for more than a decade. I’m starting the believe this thing is not going to come down quickly. It’s going to come down slowly, having been engineered this way so that future generations will not know how things used to be in America and therefore will accept their financial situations like good little brain dead sheep are supposed to. It is designed to slowly impoverish everyone. If 31 trillion in debt (not including privately held debt) hasn’t broken the system, I don’t know what will.

    • Hereward the Woke February 17, 2023 at 11:29 am #

      At the risk of wielding another cliché, it’s going to happen slowly and then very, very quickly.

  24. Zoltar February 17, 2023 at 11:31 am #

    In his speculative novel Twilight’s Last Gleaming a succession of foolish moves on the part of the US result in direct military confrontation with China, and the greatest war machine the world has ever seen – or so it is marketed – gets its ass kicked.

    Bearing in mind that the purpose of the “Defense” industry is to make fabulous profits, developing and manufacturing effective weaponry is, after all, optional.

    Consider that the first four hundred thousand dollar missile our Air Force shot at a huge, slowly drifting balloon missed – missed! – and a second was required to dispatch the benign thing, how safe is the assumption that our taking on the likes of Russia or Iran or China in an actual war would be a cakewalk.

    I don’t believe Greer’s novel is even fiction; he was just reporting the result ahead of time.

    • JC Penny February 17, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

      Actually, I believe the report about the missile missing the balloon was UFO #2 when an ANG F-16 chose an AIM-7 or AIM-9 as opposed to quick squeeze on the 20mm due a combination of poor atmospheric conditions (limited sunlight and haze) and relative size and speed of the target making a gun-run impractical (low Pk).

      It’s unlikely that the AIM-9 was used because the UFO was quite cold-soaked without any substantial temperature differential to lock-on to.

      As for the Sparrow, locking-on and remaining locked-on to an inert, stationary target at altitude with a radar cross section of 3 feet while flying at Mach .8 has a low Pk as well.

      Hence, the miss.

      I hope the next time the USAF is tasked with taking out an escaped birthday balloon that they send a B-17. Much higher Pk with that platform against these s/ heinous violations of sovereign airspace. /s

      • Zoltar February 17, 2023 at 12:57 pm #


        Surely your word salad and barrage of acronyms are intended as a parody of military jargon.

        Well done!

        • JC Penny February 17, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

          Yes, and no… little of both. For those trained in these matters it was succinct. I’m sure this very same discussion happened, more than once, at NORTHCOM.

          For those unfamiliar it should be illustrative of the – unnecessary – complexity.

          The part I left out was that using modern interceptors (F-22, F-16, et al) to shoot down a balloon the size of my desk at 40,000 feet in low light is like using a laser to pop a zit from across the room.

    • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

      They should have just gotten close to it with a manned balloon and brought it down with a blow gun.

      Things moving very slowly may not be picked up by radar. The slow thus becomes superior to the fast. Ancient Chinese Wisdom.

      • Blackbird February 17, 2023 at 3:30 pm #

        “Things moving very slowly may not be picked up by radar.”

        Ummm, no.

        But I agree with the blow gun. Or a bow and arrow. And a lawn chair with $6k worth of weather balloons (I’ll let you all know when my Go-Fund-Me account is set up.) Or a B-17 – anything slow, with guns, knives, a sharp stick.

        Of course an F-16 (was that you Will Smith?!) is so much more dramatic. And we USA’ens love us some drama.

    • Q. Shtik February 17, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

      our taking on the likes of Russia or Iran or China in an actual war would be a cakewalk. – Zoltar


      I keep seeing this word cakewalk used in this way, to describe a war that will be easily won and in short order. And YET, I don’t know what a cakewalk IS and have never seen one. Has anyone else?

      Never mind, I googled it. “The cakewalk was a pre-Civil War dance originally performed by slaves on plantation grounds.” Who knew?

      • Zoltar February 17, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

        It also was a popular vernacular dance and musical form.

      • Disaffected February 17, 2023 at 6:14 pm #

        Good digging, Q.!

      • Blackbird February 17, 2023 at 7:02 pm #

        ‘Stick you controlled opposition you. You didn’t tell us the whole story…

        Unsatisfied with not learning why it was called a “cakewalk”, I wikied it myself.

        A dance performed in mockery… of whites!.

        Tryna put a basket o’er the fire (rhymes with Tire…) just goin’ make it a bigger fire.

        Oh, and the prize for the best dancers was… a cake! (Marie Antoinette can rest easy now.)

      • TPTB-USA February 18, 2023 at 1:34 am #

        Is this a fit?

        The Village Stompers – Washington Square

        • The Man They Call Zazelle February 18, 2023 at 6:09 am #

          Good stuff. Nice duotone to fit the mood.


          Reminds me of this video of a song I have on my laptop:

          MacroNoise – The Sun Shined (Svietilo sluné?ko)

          youtu . be/rKOC5zDH9Qs

          “Song from MacroNoise EP My Steps Lead Backwards, with excerpts from Czechoslovak movie Všichni dob?í rodáci (All My Compatriots) 1968″


          All My Compatriots, also known as All My Countrymen (Czech: Všichni dob?í rodáci), is a 1968 Czechoslovak film directed by Vojt?ch Jasný…

          It took nearly 10 years to complete the script and it was his greatest work. The movie was based on real people from Jasný’s hometown Kel?. The film was banned and the director went into exile rather than recant.

      • Anthea February 18, 2023 at 7:48 pm #

        @ Q. Shtik:

        A cakewalk is where everyone walks in a circle and the lucky winner who is in the winning spot when the music stops wins a cake.

        I guess they don’t have them any more. I was in a cakewalk at least once, many years ago.

  25. BULLITT February 17, 2023 at 11:42 am #

    Face folks, we are screwed! All the typing and your five syllable word opinions aren’t worth crap.
    The world hates us because we are free. The world would like to see us go down the drain. To date, the good people and our leadership have protected us. Yes, the leadership has always had shady deals but they
    knew when to draw the line.
    Today we have leadership who hate us and want to destroy our way of life. The people in this country just want free easy life, little work and lots of pleasure.
    The ruling class have money, security, and no longer need us. You can wipe your butt with the mail-in ballot.
    The rich can walk away and not look back.
    What’s the answer?
    The people need to put the fear of GOD in those criminals running our government. Will it happen, I doubt it unless it can be done at home with a smart phone while they eat and drink like pigs!
    I would hope that all the guns bought over the past ten years will be used for protection.
    The clowns in this Country just need to figure out who’s the THREAT!

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    • Wxtwxtr February 17, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

      The Malignant Overlords of Avarice want to return the world to the Empire of Ancient India, so they can be the Rajahs and you can be Untouchables.

      • Hereward the Woke February 17, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

        Rajah that!

    • Woodchuck February 17, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

      “The world hates us because we are free”? What? This is like Shrub Bush making the claim that “terrorists hate us because of our freedoms”! We aren’t free here. We routinely incarcerate our children in forced educational facilities that have the outside appearance and internal behavior of prisons. And while we’ve taken their freedom away and forced them into government indoctrination centers, we feed them nonstop propaganda and trash about how “free” they are!

      • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

        Well yes. Use it or lose it. We have freedoms which we don’t use or don’t use well. So we are losing them.

        They do hate our freedoms. So they encourage decadence. The slow weapon is the sure one!

      • Night Owl February 17, 2023 at 4:25 pm #

        Sentiments like this expressed my the masses are one reason I left the States.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle February 18, 2023 at 6:27 am #

          The Pinky Show – Scary School Nightmare

          youtu . be/R3ONppw67VU

          • Woodchuck February 18, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

            I got around to pasting that in the you tube search box and watching it – it’s a keeper! Something I’ll be sharing around a bit myself.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 18, 2023 at 5:32 pm #

            That should be the first thing kids watch on their first day of school.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 18, 2023 at 5:58 pm #

            youtu . be/y7R_gflT8tg?t=195

    • Cankerpuss February 17, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

      Bullitt, great post, couldn’t have said it any better myself. We are screwed and I wish whatever is coming would come already.

      You said: “The world hates us because we are free.” Although I do agree we have more freedoms that we enjoy than do other countries if not most other countries, I do not believe we are free. I paid off my mortgage for my home and land a couple of years ago. I now live entirely debt free and without that debt no longer have to worry about money as most Americans do (debt payments). However, I still have to send my County that annual property tax (which as grown to a substantial sum over the years). It doesn’t matter that I have paid off my debts and that I own my property. No, I don’t own my property. I will never truly own my property. No matter what I do I will always have to pay the Government its rent that I owe them for living on property that I have paid for free and clear. If I refuse to pay that rent to the Government, they will put a lien against my property. If I still refuse to pay the rent they will sell the lien to a private lien holder who will either extort the taxes and more from me, or sell my property out from under me to recoup the back rent payments due to the true God of our society, our Government, who owns ALL and everything. Property taxes enslave us. We’ll never own anything in America free and clear from intrusion by anyone else, including Government.

      Just try not paying your property taxes and you will see just how free we truly are.

      • badberries February 17, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

        “They say I owe them money.

        If I refuse to pay, they say they have the right to steal my property.

        If I resist the theft of my property, they say they have the right to kidnap me and put me in a cage.

        If I resist being kidnapped and put in a cage, they say they have the right to kill me.

        Molon Labe

      • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

        I once read a post by one poor schmoe who said, So what if one guy owned everything, as long as he acquired if fairly. As if owning “everything” could ever be fair. Or as if one family owning a ranch half the size of Rhode Island is a viable economic model.

        • badberries February 17, 2023 at 8:22 pm #

          If only the poor schmoe had defined

          “acquired it fairly”.

        • Woodchuck February 18, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

          During Middle Ages Europe, one guy owned everything. And he inherited it because he belonged to a royal family and was the oldest son. He’d been carefully trained from birth for that position. Tracing the lineage backwards, the historian starts with the founding warlord of the monarchy – some famous military leader of a type like Charlemagne, or like Vlad Rus who founded Russia.

          That one top warlord acquired it fairly according to Jarek’s views on “might makes right”. If you are the best leader of men and the best warrior, you’ve got a shot at the top position – with the Pope of the Western Church giving you his blessing. Gotta have the Pope’s signature on it first. And from then on you family might be in power for up to a 1000 years, or 1/6 of the entire timeline of recorded history.

          As monarch, you own the country but you are also responsible for it. You can’t loot the country, as do most all elected politicians – because the country is also yours to begin with. You can’t loot what you already own. And all of your kinfolk, your ministers, and various church officials will be watching your every move. As monarch, *you* are responsible for the welfare and health of the kingdom, and you’ll be expected and required to hand it down to one of your eldest sons in better condition than you found it. If you screw up, the historians will record it all and generations after you in your family will use you as an example of what NOT to do. Imagine being the last member on the throne of a major European dynasty and it all ended with YOU. YOU were the one at the helm when the ship went to the bottom.

          In the USA, nobody cares. It’s every man/woman for themselves and get what you can while the gettin’s good. As one Bourbon monarch supposedly once famously stated –

          “After me – the flood!”

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 18, 2023 at 7:45 pm #

            “The process of enclosure has sometimes been accompanied by force, resistance, and bloodshed, and remains among the most controversial areas of agricultural and economic history in England. Marxist and neo-Marxist historians argue that rich landowners used their control of state processes to appropriate public land for their private benefit. This created a landless working class that provided the labour required in the new industries developing in the north of England…” ~ Wikipedia

            “The… first part of capitalism is called primary[/primitive] accumulation, and that’s basically going out somewhere and stealing money and resources and enslaving people… So basically, it begins as conquering and then once it’s owned, they claim to have a right to it. Capitalism involves the domination of this class over the working class and it also involves the resistance of workers to that domination in the matrix of social relations that are manifested in political and idealogical fields. So that’s class struggle, and it shapes our everyday lives, everything we do. It shapes our taste in music, what we care about, what we wear… It’s ideological domination… The whole society, the way that it exists has been shaped by the economic system that we live under… and in the interests of that class that dominates that system.” ~ Stephanie McMillan, on panel with Derrick Jensen

            Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.” ~ Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations


            Tired World, by Saga

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          • Jarek February 19, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

            Good stuff, gents. Monarchy was better – at least in a few ways. Merchants were influential – but they were balanced out by the warrior class. They couldn’t just do whatever the fuck they wanted. And the only thing they want is to own everything.

      • messianicdruid February 17, 2023 at 7:10 pm #

        Again, the Creator owns and is responsible for what He has created.

        We are under tribute because we are in rebellion to Him which we blame on hypocrites etc. and the only remedy is more chastisement until we change our minds [ repent ].

  26. dowd February 17, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

    Well done Jim. Who’s running this country anyhow? Whoever it is wants it destroyed. Looks like they will get their wish.

    • Woodchuck February 18, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

      “Who’s running this country anyhow?”

      Well, our school teachers all told us over and over how our country is governed by “the people”. Supposedly, the officials we elect run the USA. So if it is destroyed, it will be because most of the population doesn’t care anymore and want it destroyed – supposedly we put these people in power who are carrying this plan out?

  27. Paula D February 17, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

    Another great essay, thanks.

    I am wondering why they are telling us that our trillion dollar/year military has run out of ammo in its proxy war. Is it to justify using nukes?
    We’re just plum out of regular missiles, so….what are you gonna do.

    I think that the people coming over the border are not random. Maybe they will be used for domestic terrorism, but if they are, it’s a feature not a bug.

    I can’t forget that the mayor of Washington, DC, furious that DeSantis sent busloads of immigrants to her city, said out loud that there was a plan for them and it wasn’t to go there.

    Oh, really? What is the plan?

    I think we should look at the millions of young men coming over the border as a deployment, not carelessness on the part of our overlords.

    They have a plan.

    • badberries February 17, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

      Paula, the Plan is called “Sharia”, convert and submit or die. The rest of the hoard are merely economic freeloaders looking to land an “anchor baby”..(or six).

      Do you remember when Putin kicked-off the liberation? He had a forty mile long convoy of military vehicles that ran out of gas. All of the inventories of gas were missing (theft). They won’t make that mistake again. We’re in the same boat right now, “we got guns but we ain’t got bullets”.

      • Paula D February 17, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

        I meant that our ruling overlords have a plan for all the men they are now deploying. I wasn’t talking about the plans of the migrants. They could have all the plans they wanted, but if the Border Patrol functioned as it is supposed to, their plans would mean nothing.
        To paraphrase Mike Tyson, Everyone has a plan until they are picked up and deported. But that doesn’t happen, does it.

        Where are all these dudes going and what are they doing? They certainly are taken somewhere.
        There is video of them trudging to the border and video of them coming over the border, but you never see any of them trudging along American roads.

        Clearly they are picked up and moved somewhere. And according to the mayor of Washington, DC there is a plan.

    • Lyndy33 February 17, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

      The US Navy intercepted a small boat with three South Americans approaching the Texas coast. “Ahoy there, what are you doing?”

      “We are going to concur the United States”

      Everyone on the ship was laughing. “You will need a lot more people.”

      “But senior, we are just the last. The first 31 million are already there.”

      • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

        I concur.

        • K-Chien February 17, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

          Initially, United States President James Polk wanted to first purchase land from Mexico that later became parts of California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Oklahoma. Additionally, Polk hoped to also establish the Texan border along the Rio Grande. However, the Mexican government rejected this offer. As a result, President Polk ordered American General Zachary Taylor to establish a military camp beyond the Nueces River, which was considered by the Mexican government as the southern-most border of Texas. When the Mexican military finally attacked Taylor’s army, war was declared, and Polk forced westward expansion through conflict with Mexico.

          • JohnAZ February 17, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

            The real cause was the European Americans flowing into Texas and the Southwest at a clip that they literally took over demographically. Manifest Destiny was an important political feature, especially with Polk but,

            The US had the demographic numbers to back it up.

            Revenge is sweet especially when served cold. What exactly do you think the world is doing to the US right now?

          • benr February 17, 2023 at 5:44 pm #

            La Raza and reconquista they teach that in Mexican schools.

          • Mick February 17, 2023 at 10:35 pm #

            La Raza may well teach that, but here is what the man who negotiated the treaty with Mexico after the war said:

            “Could those Mexicans have seen into my heart at that moment, they would’ve known that my feeling of shame as an American was strong…For though it would not have done for me to say so there, that was a thing for every right-minded American to be ashamed of, and I was ashamed of it, most cordially and intensely ashamed of it.” –Nicholas Trist, American Envoy

            ….and here’s what Ulysses S. Grant said, “One of the most unjust ever waged (wars) by a stronger against a weaker nation.”

            Ha! Just think what he’d be saying today about our war waging habit.

            I have a quote from Senator John C. Calhoun too, but now I’m too tired to type it out. Suffice it to say that he was for the Mexican War at the start, then turned against it decidedly.

    • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth February 18, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

      The same thing happened in Europe a decade ago. Suddenly they were forced to take hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East and Africa. Majority of them were young men. This did not go well for Europe at all. Remember all the bombings and terrorists atacks across Europe during Obama’s reign. Airports, Concerts, Festivals, Tourist centers all attacked by these young men. Maybe that’s how they dociled the leaders of Europe.

      Could there be a similar plan here.

      • mrs_saj February 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm #


        I remember that the frequency of rapes went way up as well. The refugees thought a woman out for a walk in public was asking for it. The media, no surprise, tried to sugar coat the escalation of violence.

  28. toktomi February 17, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

    “Toto, quit pissing on the knapweeds.”
    “We have bigger fish to fry.”
    “And turn off the damn television.”


  29. badberries February 17, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

    For a good example of the “malaise” effecting the disintegration of our country, look no further than the video of those five cops beating that poor kid to death in Memphis.

    They actually stood him up so the next cop could land a square blow, on “target”, to nose or jaw. Sickening but that’s “America” now.

    They were just arraigned and despite the video, all 5 pled not guilty, unfucking real….

    “Nope, wasn’t me, that’s somebody else and I don’t know who those other guys are”.

    • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

      They were “mugging” for the cameras afterwards about how he was going for their gun and shit.

      White cops like to beat people to death too sometimes. They tell someone to stop struggling so they tase him. That makes him move or shake. Moving because tased becomes struggling and disobeying so they tase him some more. More cops show up to help, It becomes a feeding frenzy.

      • badberries February 17, 2023 at 6:29 pm #

        For some people there is an element of sexual excitement in violence. It’s a turn on and it’s not just men, some women feel it too.

    • Night Owl February 17, 2023 at 4:23 pm #

      This shit ain’t new tho. US cops have been sacks of shit for at least 50 years.

      • badberries February 17, 2023 at 6:23 pm #

        No, not 50 years, ever since the country was founded. It was a lot shittier then and violence to quell misbehavior was necessary. I descend from a long line of NYC Irish cops, they were violent men.

        All of the new woke ‘accountability’ for cops is a direct result of the surveillance capabilities we have now.

        I was working in Russia. Some colleagues and I were on a train when the Militia Cops boarded. They asked everybody for their “walking Papers”, There was one smartass drunk in our staff when the Militia-lady asked him for his papers, he became abusive. Militia-lady steps back and Militia-man steps up and cracks the smartass across the nose with the butt-stock of an AK, blood everywhere. All he had to do was show his passport.

        Sometimes law enforcement is messy but what happened in Memphis was a crime against humanity.

    • benr February 17, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

      First question I have to ask is how do you go from getting pulled over twice to getting the crap beat out of you?
      99% of cops in America do not just start beating the tar out of someone.

  30. Nigel Tufnel February 17, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

    I keep trying to figure out how things went so terribly wrong. Step by step, but one big step was Bill Clinton allowing monopoly control of media. Now it’s down to 6 very aligned mega corp media controllers, all with the same agenda. So really just one.

    Before any credible debate can take place, the parties must agree on a definition of terms.
    Because we lost control of the dictionary, we lost control of the Narrative … both mainstream and social media.

    Unfortunately in our case here in the US, the enemy has wormed its way in, and now owns the dictionary, and dictates definition of terms.

    Case in point – the “US”. Ever since the coup that none of us even realized was happening, what the hell even is the “US” anymore? Clue – it’s not us.
    These days, the term “US” refers to a small group of psychopaths who staged a coup, not to the general public of this country.

    “The enemy within” is true from the highest levels of government to the lowly footsoldiers crossing the border to wreak havoc. How easy – pack a rail car wheel with sand, drop a match in a dry forest, torch a warehouse or chicken coop, and so on.

    So when asked whether I advocate the overthrow of the “US” government by force or violence …. Being a non-violent person, I would have to choose force.

    Thanks for essay Mr K, excellent spot on as always!

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  31. malthuss February 17, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

    this is a comment posted today,

    I’m in Europe right now…everything is slowing down, nobody has any money, everyone has been living off of credit for the last 6 months…

    all retail stores are running 50% off sales and still nobody is buying…

    I believe something gigantic on the economic front will hit by June..July this current situation is not going to continue for years like in the past…

    • Cankerpuss February 17, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

      Where’s the money? Are they all unemployed and subsequently broke?

      • Disaffected February 17, 2023 at 7:12 pm #

        Either broke or afraid of soon being so. Fear is usually the first sign of economic calamity ahead. People “know in their bones” when the shit’s about to hit the fan.

    • BackRowHeckler February 17, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

      Read the Guardian. Everything is great in Europe. Europeans are united against Putin. Europeans are also happy to make personal sacrifices in the fight against Climate Change. Intermittent electrical power? No problem. Natgas beyond anyone’s ability to pay for it? Well, that’s the least we can do to keep global temps down 1.5°C by 2150. Gasoline at $15 per gallon? If that’s what it takes, sure, why not? Entire industries shutting down? Who needs industry when you’ve got AI and are plugged into the Singularity? What’s more, any energy shortfalls due to the Ukraine/Russia border dispute is covered by the “Transition to Renewables”, which is going swimmingly.

      • JohnAZ February 17, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

        Exactly why is Joe Europe being suckered in so easily by all the WEF agenda? Are they stupid? Are they just following along behind their hierarchy? Is the Guardian correct?

        • Disaffected February 17, 2023 at 7:10 pm #

          Sarcasm, Jazzer.

      • malthuss February 17, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

        u r a 1000 laffs.

        Everything is great in Europe…

      • mrs_saj February 18, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

        This is a continuation of the media’s sugar coating in Europe I just revert to above.

    • Night Owl February 17, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

      Swing on by!

    • Hereward the Woke February 18, 2023 at 10:20 am #

      I’m in Euroland too, Malthuss. And the French are going on strike because the poor dears have to work till 64 instead of 62. It’s a continent whose time has passed.

      • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth February 18, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

        Americans can’t understand Europe’s point of view. If everyone lived in a smaller apartment you could enjoy a siesta at mid day. If everyone drove a small car you could have state paid health care, 8 weeks of vacation, free university. Sure it doesn’t work anymore, it was always going to end. It was a long beautiful fantasy.

  32. BULLITT February 17, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

    We can argue all day long over the freedom. To date, we have been a relatively free country. I hate paying property taxes, I hate gun control and all the other silly laws that are feel good, etc. But in most cases, we lose freedom because of our behavior. We tend to be our own worst enemy. Because of the behavior of a select few we are constantly bobared with more gun control laws. The politicians love our bad behaviors. They come riding in with more laws to make you safe! Don’t be fooled, there’ the ones looking after their own hides!
    When the Chinese come knocking on your door you will know the difference between a free nation and communism!
    I live in Western PA, about 40 miles from the Ohio disaster. Casey and Fetterman are my Senators. Dominion counted my vote.
    My Governor, Shapiro hasn’t figured out that Western PA is part of his Commonwealth. Our local Federal Representative was proud to re-name our post office for a civil war veteran. This was a major accomplishment. Hopefully, the Veteran won’t be dishonored when the post office flies the Chinese flag!

    • Cankerpuss February 17, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

      I don’t disagree with anything you have said in this post and it is not my intention to argue. Just making observations for discussion.


    • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

      At MSU, someone wrote on a monument, Let us carry so we can protect ourselves. The coeds painted over it and wrote some nonsense about love.

      What went wrong? Giving women the vote was a huge mistake. Letting women destroy me thru divorce was a huge mistake. Letting the oath breakers then take the kids and ruin them was a huge mistake. How many criminals are from just such broken families?

      • Blackbird February 17, 2023 at 7:05 pm #

        The paint-over violated a long-standing tradition that the rock can’t be painted more than once per day.

        Some people are more equal than others.

        • Jarek February 18, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

          Oh, I didn’t know about the tradition. Interesting.

      • Q. Shtik February 18, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

        Letting women destroy me thru divorce was a huge mistake. – Jarek


        Lemme get this straight, are you saying you’ve been married and divorced?

        • hmuller February 18, 2023 at 11:18 pm #

          He used the plural “women”. Multiple marriages or one bitter harem mass divorce in Arabia?

          Can you do that? Marry the girls as a group, then divorce them as the gang of four.

        • Jarek February 19, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

          Sorry Q. I meant to say men. I drop letters when I get impassioned. And there being no edit button, what can I do? Slowing down and rereading it before I send would get in the way of the flow of inspiration, the rage posting if you will and as Wokey the Chimp might say.

    • JohnAZ February 17, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

      My family is from Meadville, PA. Western PA has always been more conservative than the East. Pittsburgh and Philly have always been rivals and not just in football. I have seen Meadville deteriorate since Detroit manufacturing cars went away. It has followed the Rust Belt.

      I think you feel that the region you are has been hurt by the liberlization of the Deep State and East PA itself. I think you are right.

      • Mick February 17, 2023 at 10:40 pm #

        James Carville said that PA is Philadelphia to the east…Pittsburgh to the west…and Alabama in the middle.

    • gilbert February 18, 2023 at 8:25 pm #

      And shame to the person(s) responsible for renaming a section of route 81 after the retard in the WH.

  33. neurodoc February 17, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

    Today, Friday 2/17 is the day of the deadline that the IMF, et al., gave the USCorp to make the bond package payment that it missed on jan 31. Rumor has it that the biden show is selling more of the Petro Reserve to foreign buyers. Is there a relation here? NAAAAA!

    • JohnAZ February 17, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

      Seeing as the US Treasury note is the basis for most of the debt in the world,

      As the dollar goes so goes the world.

      THAT is what China is trying to change, now BRICS+.

    • mrs_saj February 18, 2023 at 2:20 pm #


      Thanks for keeping an eye on this as it unfolds.

      Selling more of the Strategic Reserve is weirdly timed.

      • gilbert February 18, 2023 at 8:27 pm #

        So, if there is a war we will not have fuel or ammunition. How cool is that!

  34. Q. Shtik February 17, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

    I just want to point out that arial and aerial are two completely different words. One letter makes all the difference.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

      What’s an elf?

    • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

      What does arial mean?

      • JohnAZ February 17, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

        Isn’t Arial a type form?

        • malthuss February 17, 2023 at 3:05 pm #


        • Night Owl February 17, 2023 at 4:20 pm #

          Ban all sans-serif fonts.

          • Disaffected February 17, 2023 at 6:12 pm #

            Those radical scum!

          • Blackbird February 17, 2023 at 7:10 pm #

            And those goddamned halogen lights.

            And let’s add typing in all caps to the list while we are at it.

            They all feel like a punch to the back of my eyes.

          • Disaffected February 17, 2023 at 7:14 pm #

            Running around naked with no serifs on!

    • Woodchuck February 18, 2023 at 4:29 am #

      Well, don’t forget Ariel motorcycles. The company has been out of business for a long time and the bikes are valuable collector’s items.

    • Anthea February 18, 2023 at 8:14 pm #

      @ Q. Shtik:

      Arial is a type font, but the word “aerial” refers to “of, relating to, or occurring in the air or atmosphere; existing or growing in the air rather than in the ground or in water.”

      When you buy echinacea capsules, it tells on the label whether you are getting the root or the “aerial” portions of the plant–that is, the above-ground portions such as leaves, stems, and flowers. My experience is that these “aerial” portions are not as effective as the root.

  35. K-Chien February 17, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

    One has to wonder whether an army of saboteurs is on the loose across the land.

    Nothing gets substantiated. Evidence becomes who you believe.

    Turning Americans against Muslims with the Boston Bombing did not work. Management needs a new fear target.

    Ahhhh ‘domestic terrorists’ Some memos get pushed to the media and some fool makes a video showing newsrooms all across the country saying exactly the same thing. Ten people watch the video. We have seen this before. Encourage a few psy-ops and then burn a the patsies to the ground. It works.

    More civil liberties go away. Another turn of the screw. Patriot act part four.

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    • K-Chien February 17, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

      * ‘burn the patsies’

    • JohnAZ February 17, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

      The dissociation of America is matched by the dissociation of Canada.

      Like here, Canada is split east to west and even has a language problem too.

      It could be interesting to see Easern US and Canada, split from Western US and Canada.

      There would be more commonality than now.

    • Jarek February 17, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

      Good, Keith. Muslims can’t be Americans since their religion rejects separation of church and state.

      I emphasize that the above refers to real, as in real Americans and real Muslims. Fake Muslims might become real Americans I suppose, but how much reality could a person have? Real people like real things. Fake people are nominal everything.

      And of course real Muslims could become fake Americans. This is quite possible since deception is allowed in Islam for the purpose of jihad.

      • JohnAZ February 17, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

        The Quran is the antithesis of the US Constitution and Declaration.

        That is why Muslims, especially Iranian zealot types should not be allowed to immigrate here.

        • malthuss February 17, 2023 at 2:50 pm #

          and that is why obama helped them move here…fundamentally change america.

        • Blackbird February 17, 2023 at 7:18 pm #

          The W?h?bi, (Saudi Arabia, et. al.) and the Jihadi we birthed with them, are a far greater terrorist threat – to the US as well as globally – than the Iranians.

          • Blackbird February 18, 2023 at 12:29 am #


          • badberries February 18, 2023 at 5:27 pm #

            Wasabi? You leave my Horseradish alone!

      • benr February 17, 2023 at 5:41 pm #

        Looking back at history it was also said about Catholics!
        I am sure somewhere the same thing is being said about Mormons.

        Al taqiya or lying to further the cause of the greater Jihad (spreading Islam) and the lessor Jihad killing people in the name of Islam is part of the problem.
        Robert Spencer has a pretty good page on explaining Islam.

    • benr February 17, 2023 at 5:43 pm #

      There have been hundreds of muslim attacks on unbelievers globally and a number of them in the states I can think of three or four right off the top of my head.

  36. JohnAZ February 17, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

    Interesting dialogue this week.

    Most are facing up to the fact that saboteurs run unchecked over the landscape. Why?

    Who do they work for? Who is the ultimate bad guy?

    WEF? BRICS+ How about everybody trying to knock us off the mountain? Who is the top dog in the conspiracy against the US? Putin?, nah, Xi?, maybe, Schwab? maybe, Soros? maybe Biden? Are you kidding? Hmmm, all the above?

    The mountain? The US used its isolation to come out of WW2 relatively unscathed. Today’s powers, Russia, China, Japan Europe were decimated, so we took over world leadership, with one exception Russia. You remember, Russia, Russia,, Russia. After 1991, we became an uncontested no. 1. That year started our downfall.

    Like with the Romans, everyone else wanted to knock us off the top of the mountain. Human nature says if you have something I want, I am going to take it away from you. That is today’s world, America is rich, we will take it away from them.

    The real question is, how to do it?

    War is obsolete, Ukraine is proving it right now. Economics and guerrilla style warfare is the new way of tearing down a country.

    America is a mutt. We are rapidly approaching a point where no ethnic group dominates. White America is setting in the west.

    Politics now in America are a cauldron of whores, now to the point that they are selling out their own country. Why, what is different? As JHK has said many times, America has no common culture. It has lost its identity, there is no longer an American people. Look at the Super Bowl! Two national anthems? Two countries, not one. Now the LGBTQ folks want YMCA as their anthem for the next Super Bowl. Define, what is an American today?

    WTF? Today’s America is a target for dissolution from top to bottom. Our government is so divided by its supporting demographics that corruption has taken over. Biden’s Mob has more allegiance to the cartels and the WEF than to the people. Both the northern and southern borders are open, allowing in Latinos but more dangerously, Chinese, Africans and Middle Easterners. By ignoring this influx, Biden shows his true colors, he is anti American. Not Democrat, not GOP, anti American. He has lots of company in the Deep State, too. America no longer is a union of people, it has no national identity. No wonder no one cares about its health.

    America is rapidly approaching its collapse, which will make it dissolve. Think about that. What does the USA have to hold it together? Two pieces of paper that the world and its own Deep State would like to see burned up? Not hardly.

    Remember Rome split in half, then multiple military locuses tore it apart. What is happening has happened before.

    Borttom line, everything, BRICS+, the Deep State, WEF, Mexico, is out to gut this country. America has very few defenders to bring down the LIghtning. Imagine if the USA got through this crisis, who would be in charge? There is no United States of America any more.

    The Black States of America

    The Latino States of America

    The Asian States of America

    The Caliphate of America

    At least with Russia, we knew who are enemy was.

    • K-Chien February 17, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

      “saboteurs run unchecked over the landscape”

      Name one.

      • JohnAZ February 17, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

        I do not think that is possible. The investigatory agencies in DC are not interested in identifying any bad guy as an immigrant, so no investigation.

        For example, was E. Palestine a deliberate act? just look at the ends of the rails to see if any were cut.

        Were the balloons from bad guys? We will never know. I doubt if the “innocent” balloons will ever be recovered. The SC balloon will never be disclosed. Now read the rest of what I just wrote to ponder who the bad guys are.

        • K-Chien February 17, 2023 at 6:06 pm #

          Not possible?

          Ted Bundy did his thing for years.

          Now phone records and home video stopped Idaho killer Bryan Kohberger, excuse the pun. Dead. Before Bryan could become a serial killer brand.


          Any organized activity will have at least one fool who will spill the beans. Forget to put their phone in the car trunk at the right time or something. Some people get too much kick believing in grand conspiracies to think a fool possible. But that is a personal problem.

          The universe guarantees there will be a fool.

          • hmuller February 18, 2023 at 11:31 pm #

            The existence of fools does not preclude the truth of conspiracy theories. Of course, not all are true. Only the ones which paint Trump is a bad light, right? Still believing in Russiagate, are we?

        • Blackbird February 17, 2023 at 7:46 pm #

          We may be closer to identifying the balloon shot down over Yukon* on February 11.

          *(As the Yukon now identifies. That”s gonna be hard getting used to… )

          Aviationweek.com posted this yesterday:

          Hobby Club’s Missing Balloon Feared Shot Down By USAF


          Who might this dangerous group be?

          The Northern Illinois Bottlecap Balloon Brigade (nibb.org) attempted to report to the military and the FBI that one of their balloons had gone missing – last heard from on February 10 off the coast of Alaska and headed toward Yukon – but were told to buzz off. Informative article. There’s a lot of stuff floating around out there.

          I might have to suggest a merger with my Lawnchair Interceptor Squadron. We could use a few more good men.

        • Mick February 17, 2023 at 10:47 pm #

          John AZ will be the last man in America who believes the balloons were a threat.

          You do know that your US Air Force shot down at least three private balloons, right? At least one was put up by balloon hobbyists in Alaska.

          This whole balloon bullshit story turned out to be a Coen Brothers movie.

          Watch the movie ‘Burn After Reading’ to get a better idea how your government really works. (It’s run by clowns and idiots. This country will not be brought down by “saboteurs”.
          It’s being brought down by…..clowns and idiots).

          • Disaffected February 18, 2023 at 10:05 am #

            ‘Burn After Reading’ is the perfect analogy. Loved Clooney in that.

      • Hereward the Woke February 18, 2023 at 10:23 am #

        Joe Biden.

      • benr February 18, 2023 at 10:51 am #

        ok here are two by name.

        Two men have been arrested and charged with vandalizing electrical substations in Washington state, attacks that left thousands without power over the holidays, and one suspect told authorities they did it so they could break into a business and steal money, U.S. authorities said Tuesday.

        Matthew Greenwood, 32, and Jeremy Crahan, 40, both of Puyallup, were arrested Saturday and set to appear in U.S. District Court in Tacoma on Tuesday.

        • benr February 18, 2023 at 10:53 am #

          Eco-Terrorist Arrested
          Posted More Than Ten Years Ago by KBND News Sources

          After ten years on the lam, an international fugitive wanted on eco- terrorism charges in Oregon and in four other Western states, is behind bars. Canadian citizen Rebecca Rubin, 39, surrendered to the FBI Thursday in Blaine, Washington. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Portland says she will return to Oregon to face federal arson and conspiracy charges in the largest eco-terrorism case in U.S. history. The Oregon charges include a 1997 arson at the BLMS’ Wild Horse and Burro Facility near Burns and the 1998 attempted arson at the Medford offices of U.S. Forest Service Industries, Inc. Ten other members of the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front have already been prosecuted, two more are still on the run.

    • Woodchuck February 17, 2023 at 6:31 pm #

      We can make more confederations than just 4, how about the Hillbilly Redneck States of America? How about the Weed Smokin’ States of America?

  37. Yuri Sowryteski February 17, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

    We heard thunder last night in Vermont. Pretty rare in February. Did you hear it in NY? Two Bit Davinci on You Tube had a interesting take on the balloon, some numbers to start with, I won’t spoil the end. Also the Ohio Train, and why it isn’t covered in the MSM. I don’t know if you can read replys to comments, but I left a reply defending the humble organically grown soybean, as oppased to the industrially grow qrap. I’ll copy it here:

    Who was Hitler? I read the name various places these days. I like tofu, fresh, made from organically grown Indiana soybeans, which makes the richest hot soymilk. I have some great recipes if anyone is interested. The energy return on energy invested in growing soybeans is worth looking into, because they are a legume, easy to harvest, process, and store. As a prepper, you would need about 100 lb sack per adult per year, but you need a vit D supplement. If you combine with grain, nuts and dairy, you get all the amino acids you need for complete protein absorption. Besides, no one is going to come and steal your soybeans, at least not in America. Most of the Indiana crop goes to China, though the Japanese and Koreans want the Organically grown, now that the results of eating the industrial agriculture GMO crops are know to affect the American consumers. So yeah, more for me if you have a bias. I’ll just further point out for the record, industrial agriculture uses more toxins than were released in the Ohio trainwreck, it just just spreads them out thinly on your food, and the food that is fed to industrial beef lots and pig lots and chicken factories, along with cipro which promotes faster growing bigger stock. These toxins accumulate in the meat you get from the megafoodmart for less than your local traditional farmer who uses the old field rotation system to maintain and add to soil – farm – human health. Without such a beneficial cycle, how can all the malaise and weakened immune systems cope with all the toxins of consumer convenience, let alone the similarly produced viruses and industrially produced snakeoil remedies? Seems like Jim connected those dots a long time ago, but I haven’t heard them for awhile. IDK, maybe he never did. Or maybe he never had handmade handgrown fresh hot soymilk.

    Anyway, I reject popular categorical thinking which so often has no relation to specific qualities and situations. I remember the Cayauga River catching on fire. Technology run amok, industrial chemistry out of control, corn syrup neutering glucose in the food — GMO’s — opioids and mRNA treatments. Our bodies and the world are sacred. Unless you are a communist or neofraud materialist, in which case you are just a lump of meat and the world is just a money mine and then a trash dump, and then a smoldering glowing pile of atoms.

    BTW, I love everybody, even if only because I don’t like the way hate feels. Have a nice one.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

      I heard the thunder in NY this morning. I thought it must be something else, maybe the government going after balloons, but someone who had been out already told me she heard it too.

    • malthuss February 17, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

      thanks, Yuri.

    • SpeedyBB February 17, 2023 at 8:15 pm #

      Yuri, you reminded me of my years of living in an Osaka suburb, when I’d go running through the streets in the early morning. If it was before six a.m. I could jog down to the local wet market and catch the lady compressing the milk out of steamed soybeans. The first time I popped by to purchase a glass of hot fresh soy milk she was a bit startled (after 150 years of being more-or-less “open” to the West, average Japanese are still unsettled by hairy foreign bodies) but soon she knew the drill when she saw me coming.

      The flavor is incomparable.

    • Blackbird February 17, 2023 at 8:16 pm #

      When I read the title, I thought of HAARP and earthquakes – but I was pretty sure it referred to something else.

      Interesting idea – HAARP and earthquakes. I read an article recently that proposes a natural explanation for the observed phenomena: lightning flashes and clouds which occur directly above the epicenter prior to a quake. However, that doesn’t necessarily preclude an unnatural heating (via HAARP) of magma precipitating an earthquake and the preceding phenomena.

      DuckDuckGo “Neil deGrasse Tyson HAARP” for a substance-free, unscientific dismissal of HAARP’s use for weather modification – or any other nefarious purposes.

      Just throwing that out there for HAARP fans – I’m a fan too. I understand enough about it to be interested, but not enough to consider myself informed.

      • Jarek February 18, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

        Have you ever heard the great horn blowing, but almost metallic? Is it the Haarp? Or the Horn of Abramelin in the Nick Cage movie, Mandy?

        • Blackbird February 18, 2023 at 6:06 pm #

          I hear it regularly – mostly in the summer when the windows are open.

          I don’t know what it is.

          I’m sure it has nothing to do with Nicolas Cage – well, I hope not anyway.

          • Jarek February 19, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

            No one seems to know. Maybe the Orchestra is just tuning up before they tune us up.

            As a boy in Boston, I would sometimes here a distant roar in the winter. A different thing I think – a sonic boom far off in the distance from incoming planes.

    • Anthea February 18, 2023 at 8:24 pm #

      @ Yuri Sowryteski:

      I like tempeh, when it’s homemade and fresh. Store-bought tempeh is…um…not very good. I’m planning on making some, but I’ll have to buy an egg incubator and some tempeh starter first.

  38. Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 2:55 pm #

    More evidence that the destructive covid response was all for nothing.

    1 in 45,000

    That was the (pre-vaccine) Covid death risk for people under 50 – not 30, 50, and including people with severe comorbidities. Aren’t you glad we shut down the world!

    Alex Berenson


    • malthuss February 17, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

      so many more deaths in US. a math guy says vax has killed a million americans. and maimed many more.

    • Night Owl February 17, 2023 at 4:18 pm #

      Has Berenson apoligized to Naomi Wolf and other actual freedom fighters for calling them crazy?

      I saw he deleted his orignal tweet.

      Stunning and brave.

      • Night Owl February 17, 2023 at 4:19 pm #


        • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 4:54 pm #

          Alex is Alex.

  39. Q. Shtik February 17, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

    Somebody posted a poem which caused me to draft this response on 5/14/2011:

    Your hilarious poem brings to mind questions I’ve had concerning Black style and culture about which I’ve thought long and hard in vain.

    To wit: Whut wif da flat brim ball caps? Whut up wif da hat settin all crazy and cockeyed on da haid? (In MY poem Package Goods, I called it “hats askew.”) And why da toppa one ear tucked in?

    I mean, if we get the big die-off and it’s ten years since everybody’s dead and gone except one last dude and he’s African American…And after all those years for old habits to fade, does he still get up in the morning and put his hat on sideways, crooked, ass-backwards or otherwise awry in one of an infinite variety of ways – never twice the same – and check his look in the mirror before heading out?

    After all, where is it written that a hat must sit symmetrically with brim peak forward? Have Blacks ever thought of the hat as an item of clothing intended to cover the head and shade the eyes or is it ever and always merely an accessory for ornamentation? What statement is the off-kilter hat supposed to be making?

    And does this last dude still walk cool like back in the day as if he actually had his shit together when in fact he had no confidence-engendering prospects whatsoever to account for his insouciant saunter?

    And need I even ask the meaning of pants worn falling off the ass?…a question whose answer it appears all Blacks know intuitively yet no white person has a clue.

    Are these affectations statements that “Blacks will not be bound by the customs of ‘the man’ no matter how ridiculous or illogical it makes them appear?” Is the intention to piss-off and in some small way pay back Whitey for 400 years of slavery?

    Surely some psych major has written a dissertation on these questions.

    Perhaps Asoka, our resident Black expert-on-everything, can google us up an answer or shed his own light on these matters.

    • Rowdypiglet February 17, 2023 at 3:31 pm #

      @Q, when I see a man ludicrously trying to walk with his pants falling down, I feel sufficiently aggrieved as to be absolved of all responsibility for the supposed crimes of my ancestors. In fact, I believe I’m deserving of reparations for being subjected, even once, to a sight so repellent. Perhaps you could write a poem expressing my deep feelings on this matter; I don’t feel able.

      • Disaffected February 17, 2023 at 6:10 pm #

        Be careful there! Q.’s BIL Peter suffers from the same affliction. Although stylin’ isn’t the root cause in his case. He’s just got a bad case of NAD (No Ass Disease).

        • Paula D February 18, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

          According to hmuller, women swoon over Peter’s tight ass.

          I have my doubts.

          • Anthea February 18, 2023 at 8:40 pm #

            @ Paula D:

            This falls in the category of “stuff people say”–that is “stuff” that is ignorant, flippant, glib, and stupid. You might as well listen to the wind blow.

    • K-Chien February 17, 2023 at 9:22 pm #

      it’s ten years since everybody’s dead and gone except one last dude

      Being as he is the only one left, being his bitch would be a small price to breath again.

  40. Night Owl February 17, 2023 at 4:17 pm #

    Since every so-called conspiracy theory of the past 7 years seems to have come true or be in the process of coming true, I am running out of shit to say, but this headline had me in stiches:

    “Bing Chatbot ‘Off The Rails’: Tells NYT It Would ‘Engineer A Deadly Virus, Steal Nuclear Codes'”


    What a time to be alive.

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    • thirdcoastlegend February 17, 2023 at 6:56 pm #

      Skynet is inevitable!

      • stelmosfire February 17, 2023 at 7:45 pm #

        Skynet is here. Darpa is on it. The borgs are flying F16’s

        02/14/2023 The X-62A VISTA (Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft), a modified F-16 fighter jet flown by an artificial intelligence (AI), has completed a series of 12 flights at Edwards United States Air Force (USAF) base in California, US.


    • Blackbird February 17, 2023 at 8:31 pm #


      At the 17 minute mark, the transcript of the Bing Search chatbot melt-down, where Bing starts threatening a user. (Remember “Tay”, Microsoft’s earlier chatbot? Jaros took on her early education…)

      Listen to James Evan Pilato read Bing’s tirade, and tell me Bing isn’t actually Bill Gates uploaded to the internet.

      Or maybe Billy is just another Elizabeth Holmes. His latest scam – like everything he makes… – doesn’t work, so he is in his basement, chatting on 13 computers at once. Looks a lot like Hugh Jackman in Swordfish but his belly sways when he moves, he slops his coffee all over the place, and he swears a lot.

  41. Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 4:31 pm #

    I almost forgot, the Market Ticker has a real doozy of a screed against the medical mafia.

    Some people don’t yet recognize the importance of destroying our system of health care to the globalist agenda:

    The Medical Mafia MUST Be Destroyed


  42. Amman February 17, 2023 at 4:31 pm #

    Can’t really call an “open border policy” a policy. It’s more a surrender of a nation state.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 17, 2023 at 4:55 pm #

      It’s exactly that.

  43. Roundball Shaman February 17, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

    “Note to America’s hot air ballooning community for the upcoming spring launch season: be very afraid!”

    America has been warned that the only hot air that will be allowed to go airborne must only come from ‘authorized’ and ‘fact-checked’ and adequately ‘Woked-Up’ Washington D. C. gaslighting and propaganda sources. Also known as the embedded and omnipresent and now-infamous ‘Deep State’ which is being backed by the more-appropriately-named and better-hidden Dark State.

    And Lord knows there’s enough hot air emitting from all those gas bags to supply the entire World’s heating needs for the next thousand years. Who needs fossil fuels when the old embedded Washington political fossils are much more potent in emitting gas and hot air. No wonder things always smell so bad over there.

    “… America is rapidly disintegrating on the home front. Is it attempted suicide or murder? It’s a little hard to tell.”

    It is both. The Dark State has been slowly torturing America for a very long time now. And many dispirited Americans have been growing tired and giving up from having to put up with a sick social and political environment since the stable and oh-so-happy-and-innocent post-war days of the ‘We Like Ike’ 1950s gave way to the violent and tortured 1960s. And things have continued to devolve from there.

    “Things are blowing up from sea to shining sea…”

    To borrow a line from a Monty Python sketch… ‘Oh Mother, things blow up every day! Get over it!…’

    “America is filled with ‘soft’ targets, things unguarded and indefensible…”

    And the most widespread and pervasive ‘soft targets’ are the big empty spaces between the ears of the millions of Woke Anti-American Disciples who relish in displaying their magnificent absence of thinking and reasoning functions that takes up space where their functioning brains should actually be. Having nothing between the ears aka voiding the thinking process and calling it ‘racist privilege’ has consequences.

    This is called Institutionalizing Stupidity and calling that a great victory for social progress and race relations. Otherwise known as the afore-mentioned Social Suicide.

    “Something’s got to give, and that something is probably Western Civ’s financial system.”

    You mean that conjuring fake money out of thin air for generations by unaccountable dark magicians under the Color of Law in the dark of night to ‘pay’ for our Nation’s bills also has consequences? Gee, who knew!?

    Keep your eyes to the skies… but be sure to hold your nose.

    • Pucker February 17, 2023 at 5:57 pm #

      When I was a kid growing up in a segregated white community, I learned to identify with black people by watching Soul Train on TV every Sunday afternoon and by dancing along with black people on the TV show.

      Ironically, they wouldn’t give me a ticket to the show because I was a white kid. I’d probably look like a white midget on the TV show dancing with scantily dressed, buxom black girls with huge Afro hair-do’s? Bad for TV ratings?

      • Disaffected February 17, 2023 at 6:07 pm #

        The Puckman an early multi-culturist! Who knew? You liked that junk in the trunk, I’ll bet.

        • Pucker February 17, 2023 at 7:18 pm #

          My childhood “Community” was segregated by Race and by Class….

          And…by Religion…to the extent that the Yankee East Coast imported “Church” that my Yankee parents occasionally took me to was basically a hangout for feminist Witches and Satan-worshippers who all believed that they were the “Enlightened Ones” and the “Good Guys”.

          Go figure….

          • K-Chien February 17, 2023 at 9:14 pm #

            Go figure….

            I think we figure you got Jungle fever. A far better fate than becoming a Satan-worshiping warlock.

      • Roundball Shaman February 17, 2023 at 7:13 pm #

        When I was a little kid in school our classrooms were filled with White, Black, and Latino students. And having that was a great education all by itself.

        Why? Because from the time I was five years old I learned that a kid of any color can be nice person… a friend… or an enemy… a bully… an asshole. I learned that behind the differences in skin coloration there is a spirit that runs the body. And that spirit can be positive and life-affirming… or a self-destructive and nasty misfit soul with designs on hurting others.

        And I learned to like and even love certain things from the other cultures. I was not doing any of this Woked-Out mislabeling of ‘Cultural Appropriation’ horse manure attempts to shame somebody for a choice they freely make. I just saw something and liked it. And made it a part of my life. And I will always do that and I don’t care what some misguided Wokester calls that. ‘It’s My Life And I’ll Do What I Want’… the great ‘Animals’ song goes. And we should all live that way.

        Sorry, Wokesters. I don’t need your damn permission for anything. And thank the Great Spirit for allowing me to learn a great lesson when I was very young.

        ‘Calling out around the world
        Are you ready for a brand new beat?
        Summer’s here and the time is right
        For dancing in the street
        All we need is music, sweet music
        There’ll be music everywhere
        There’ll be swinging and swaying and records playing
        Dancing in the street
        Oh, it doesn’t matter what you wear
        Just as long as you are there’

        You tell ’em, Martha…

      • malthuss February 17, 2023 at 9:27 pm #

        what did the blacks have that you admired? ‘learned to identify’..

        I read a story from a black woman who couldnt identify with
        ‘the Jeffersons’ or whatever black sitcoms…seemed unreal.

      • elysianfield February 18, 2023 at 11:45 am #

        ‘Ironically, they wouldn’t give me a ticket to the show because I was a white kid”


        Be more specific…you were not given a ticket because you are a white male. I saw many white girls on Soul Train….

  44. Pucker February 17, 2023 at 5:52 pm #

    Dr. Michael Yeadon says that the big Pharma companies are going to change the existing plethora of different vaccines for humans and animals to mRNA gene editing format.

    “Knock Knock….”

    “Who’s there?”

    “What’s your gender?”

    “Are you ‘Chipped’?”

    Do you remember the story about the Pole Dancer named “Cookie” who insisted that she was “Chipped” because she identified with black people?

    • Disaffected February 17, 2023 at 6:05 pm #

      Chocolate chipped, eh?

      • K-Chien February 17, 2023 at 9:07 pm #

        With plenty of mixed nuts.

  45. Vlad the Impaler February 17, 2023 at 6:02 pm #

    That mad dog Victoria “Miss Vicky” Nuland is still on the loose. She’s running around causing havoc and chaos world wide. Someone need to put a leash and a muzzle on this crazy “female dog”!!

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    • Disaffected February 17, 2023 at 6:18 pm #

      And yet, to look at the hag, you’d swear she was random homeless bitch who wondered in off the street. No looks, no charisma, no charm, just nothing. Maybe that’s what they mean by the “banality of evil?” It’s hard to believe that someone out there hasn’t found a way to put some lead in her ugly skull. We can only hope.

      • thirdcoastlegend February 17, 2023 at 6:57 pm #

        I’m a little surprised Vlad hasn’t activated sleeper agents to remove minor, unprotected functionaries around certain problem people to send a very clear message.

        • Disaffected February 17, 2023 at 7:16 pm #

          I am too. She can’t be all that hard to get to.

          • Blackbird February 17, 2023 at 8:35 pm #

            I think Vlad’s playing the Good Guy.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle February 17, 2023 at 11:02 pm #

          Fuck The U’s, Asymmetrically

          If one was stupid enough to publicly suggest that they would blow up a pipeline, and potentially to allies no less, I’d be tempted to blow up the thing myself and make it near impossible to deny what one already admitted they would do.

  46. Pucker February 17, 2023 at 7:02 pm #


    I heard a bloke in the US recount how he saw a recent local TV interview with a farmer in Ohio in the vicinity of East Palestine, Ohio who was standing amidst his dead livestock while he (the farmer) complained about his dead animals while acting seemingly oblivious to the Reality that what’s dangerous for the animals might also be dangerous to humans. I guess that many people just believe whatever the government “officials” say on TV? If it were me, I’d be “outta there”…..

    You might want to invest in a good water filtration system?

    • BackRowHeckler February 17, 2023 at 9:26 pm #

      There have been occasions in recent history when a single disaster goes a long way to bringing down and entire nation — the port explosion in Bierut, Lebanon, Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in the Soviet Union, the assassination of the President in Haiti. Suddenly it’s all laid bare, and the reality of the place is exposed for what it really is. The rail disaster in East Palastine could very well be one of those events.

      On a brighter note, the NCAA college baseball season commenced today. Spring is right around the corner, as they say.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 17, 2023 at 10:44 pm #

        Good points. Like reality’s wake-up calls for the base-jumping sleepwalkers.

      • Disaffected February 18, 2023 at 11:51 am #

        LOL! Nice transition, brh! You should have been a Pythoner.

  47. The Man They Call Zazelle February 17, 2023 at 7:02 pm #

    My City Was Gone
    by The Pretenders

    “…I went back to Ohio
    but my pretty countryside
    had been paved down the middle
    by a government that had no pride

    The farms of Ohio
    had been replaced by shopping malls
    And Muzak filled the air
    From Seneca to Cuyahoga Falls

    Said ay oh way to go, Ohio…”


    youtu . be/pvAYGz6Iwmc (live)


    “EMI issued a cease and desist request that Limbaugh stop using the song, which he did. When Hynde found out during a radio interview, she said that her parents loved and listened to Limbaugh and she did not mind its use. A usage payment was agreed upon which she donated to PETA. She later wrote to the organization saying, ‘In light of Rush Limbaugh’s vocal support of PETA’s campaign against the Environmental Protection Agency’s foolish plan to test some 3,000 chemicals on animals, I have decided to allow him to keep my song, ‘My City Was Gone’, as his signature tune…’ “ ~ Wikipedia

    • The Man They Call Zazelle February 17, 2023 at 7:33 pm #

      “A circumstance beyond our control, oh oh oh oh
      The phone, the TV, and the news of the world
      Got in the house like a pigeon from hell, oh oh oh oh
      Threw sand in our eyes and descended like flies…

      Put us back on the train
      Oh, back on the chain gang

      The powers that be that force us to live like we do
      Bring me to my knees when I see what they’ve done to you
      But I’ll die as I stand here today knowing that deep in my heart
      They’ll fall to ruin one day for making us part…” ~ ‘Back on the Chain Gang’, by The Pretenders

    • thirdcoastlegend February 17, 2023 at 9:06 pm #


      Good cut.

      And I say that as someone who grew up in Michigan.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 17, 2023 at 10:09 pm #

        I try to post tunes or art that are somehow thematic of course, whether they reflect or completely reflect my own tastes or not.
        Those two tunes, incidentally, formed the background of my motorcycle era.

        Amusingly, I noticed that, at a little after 4:43, Hynde ad-libs a section of the lyrics of My City Was Gone— something like ‘the government fucking up the whole country‘ in place of ‘by a government that had no pride‘.

        I grew up in Ontario and Montreal, so pretty close to you, and once slept a restful night in Anne Arbor.

    • malthuss February 17, 2023 at 9:24 pm #

      Christine ellen Hynde. I was looking at her wiki just today.
      I wondered what her astrology was. [virgo].

      I believe she is a krishna devotee, goes to vrindavan regularly.
      she has a book on her life…sining oops singing loaded on heroin.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 17, 2023 at 10:24 pm #

        Never got into The Pretenders but they formed the radio backdrop to the days when I had my motorcycle. So whenever I hear some of their tunes, they take me back to then. Life’s short. We all get old pretty fast. Faster than my old bike.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 18, 2023 at 5:25 am #

        Not precisely my type, but I had found her intriguing back then and perhaps wondered if she was one of those beautiful women that hide it, hide themselves under a ton of hair and makeup– in her case those signature bangs, eye-shadow and mascara.

      • Paddys Lament February 18, 2023 at 3:48 pm #

        Tough lady. She wrote some great lyrics with an attitude, too. She got gang raped by a bunch of bikers. but instead of acting the victim, she wrote a kick-ass song (‘Tattooed Love Boys’) about it. Of course, that doesn’t win her any points these days with the Me-Too crowd.

        The original group was great. She tried to keep it together, but they were a train wreck waiting to happen. Within the span of a year, the band lost two members to drug overdoses, but Chrissie soldiered on.

  48. The Man They Call Zazelle February 17, 2023 at 9:00 pm #

    ‘…Assad Must Go.’ ~ Hillary Clinton, ~2012


    “USA’s ostensible proxy attempt to ‘secure’ (so to speak) Syria (near the oil areas) so far failed, thanks in part, perhaps large part, to Russian intervention.” ~ The Man They Call Zazelle (from previous article’s threads)


    “The US is occupying 30% of Syria, the part with the oil. They are stealing the oil, while Syrians go without.

    The occupied part of Syria is also where Syria grows its wheat. The US alternates between sometimes burning the wheat fields and sometimes stealing the wheat, while Syrians go hungry.

    So I don’t know what you mean by- the US attempt to steal Syria’s oil has failed. It most certainly has not failed, it is ongoing.” ~ Paula D


    Points taken, Paula. It hasn’t been a complete failure, yet, and depending on what the US-and-co. initially wanted.

    How much oil are the US governpimps getting from Syria-‘n’-surrounds compared with what the US burns every day or year, and could it be a drop in the bucket or something much more significant?

    When I speak of Syria, it is in part in the sense of it being ‘strategic’, so not just Syria or its oil per se. Obviously there’re some messy and war-torn geopolitical overlap/dug-ins that need some attention.

    If we accept your 30% figure and that Assad has not ‘gone’ and is still doin’ his thing, and with Russia and, in part, targeting and/or talking about the US and/or US-backed occupation, it looks like it’s a ‘one thing at a time’ scenario…

    Maybe in part like dealing with a nasty parasite or two that’re hard to get rid of…


    “…in late December the defence ministers of Turkey and Syria held landmark negotiations in Moscow — the first such meeting since 2011.

    Analysts say Moscow is trying to bridge the divide between its two allies, united by a common ‘enemy’ of US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Ankara describes those forces as ‘terrorists’.

    The defence ministers’ meeting is to be followed by talks between the three countries’ top diplomats, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during a visit to Rwanda on Thursday.

    ‘For these meetings to be productive, they should be founded on coordination and advanced planning between Syria and Russia’, with the aim of ‘ending the occupation and support for terrorism’, said Assad, who was receiving Moscow’s envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev.” ~ AFP News, via Barron’s

    • The Man They Call Zazelle February 17, 2023 at 9:23 pm #

      US Foreign-Doorstep Chimp-out

      …So I’ll encapsulate my previous comment and suggest that Russia, like a game of Risk, chess or Snafu, has the USA now chimping-out on its doorstep.

    • Paula D February 18, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

      Yeah, compared to how much the US uses daily, the oil they are stealing wouldn’t make a dent.

      But it deprives Syria, so it is still wrong to steal it.

      That applies to the wheat also.

      I’m not sure that “But your honor, when I mugged that old lady and stole her purse I didn’t even get enough money for my daily heroin habit” is an excuse that would fly in a non-corrupt court of law.

      And yes, I am hoping that Turkey will quit hanging with the criminals and start flying right.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 18, 2023 at 6:16 pm #


        Well of course it deprives Syria and that it’s wrong. Duh.

        The point in that case is that the USA may be approaching desperation, if not already there, regarding its drug-as-oil habit and that Syria may not amount to much in that regard.

        At the same time, however, and again, like a parasite, and one that’s hard to remove, it’s still clinging/clawing, and not just to Syria, and that Russia appears, along with its allies, to be trying to remove it.

        Hence my Snafu/Risk/chess mentions. But perhaps more accurately, I should find the name for a brand of parasite removal. LOL


      • Socrates-Detroit February 18, 2023 at 8:22 pm #

        It is absolutely wrong for the US to steal Syria’s oil.

        It was wrong of the US to “fan the flames” against Assad, and foment a civil war that has ruined the country.

        All this because Assad would not kowtow to the US; because he is friends with Russia and Iran, two countries that have not done anything to the US.

        Without Islamist Erdogan of Turkey to provide support to the Islamist rebels, the war would have ended sooner. And Turkey would also have fewer Syrian refugees. (Turkey is expansionist, and the prospect of Islamists Arabs grabbing a chunk of Syria and making it a de facto part, or better yet, de jure part, of Turkey appeals to many Turkish politicos, both establishment and not, as they dream of recreating the Ottoman Empire at the expense of Syria, Armenia, and Greece)

        Actually, from where I sit (occasionally Greece), Erdogan is the lesser of the evils, compared to the (former establishment) opposition, who are often attacking him for being too “soft”.

        But Turkey has much to atone for, from well before Russia entered the Ukraine. I think Turkey has adeptly played both sides (Turkey is in NATO, but trades with Russia, even as it supplied drones to Ukraine). Because it suits THEIR purposes, the Erdogan government is one of the few to state this fact:

        the war in Ukraine continues in large part because people in the West want it to continue, by torpedoing negotiations, and by pouring arms in Ukraine.

        That said, modern Turkey has been a criminal state since 1940. They have harassed the “protected” Greek minority from 300,000 to less than 10, maybe 5,000. They invaded Cyprus, killing 5,000 people and displacing 200,000. They are constantly threatening “NATO” ally Greece. Before modern Turkey, the Turks have the distinction of the modern world’s first genocide, which they refuse to acknowledge. They also embarked on epic ethnic cleansing, including burning the city of Smyrna in 1922.

        So, Turkey not buying 100% into the the US/West BS about Russia, does not make Turkey “good guys”, by any means.

        And I believe that this awful war in the Ukraine, a war for which the US government is mostly responsible, will have unanticipated consequences that will affect Turkey and lead to its dissolution.

        I believe the US will use every trick and technique, fair and foul, to make Erdogan change his behavior toward Russia, or to get his opponent (who is TBD!! The fractured opposition is trying to find a unity candidate. Sound familiar to any Americans?) to be elected President.

        The earthquake has just made this much easier for the US to accomplish.

        Turkey’s last comparable earthquake in 1999 helped elect Erdogan as PRIME MINISTER in 2003, because people where so disillusioned by the (corrupt) government’s response, many who would not vote for an Islamist did so.

        Early on Erdogan did a pretty good job and was rewarded with reelection. He (rightfully) feared the Turkish deep state, and many Turks felt it was corrupt, so Erdogan leveraged his popularity, and out-maneuvered the deep state, and gradually defanged it.

        In other words, Mr. Erdogan succeeded where Mr. Trump failed.

        Along the way however, Erdogan revised the constitution to make the President super-powerful–and HE was elected President. He took over the judiciary.

        Never a bastion of free press, Erdogan put more curbs. The current mayor of Istanbul, Ekremoglu, was just convicted of insulting an government official, 2.5 year prison sentence, for example.

        So now, ERDOGAN IS THE DEEP STATE. And as the opposition, generally led by the old deep state fans the very real tragedy, for example, why did so many new building collapse? Where they to code? Why weren’t they? Were the builders friends of Erdogan’s AKP Party, Erdogan will face serious internal problems.

        People hate uncertainty–from common folks, to kings. The internal fault lines in Turkey (think of Red vs Blue in the US) were already there.

        Turkey will have to either re-orient itself to the Russia and the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization), a big change because Turkish industry is integrated into Europe, much like Mexico’s is to the US, and to do this it will leave have to leave NATO, or it will end it’s dalliance with Russia and the SCO.

        Or, Turkey may crack up like Yugoslavia, with an American/NATO state, say the coast, and a Russian leaning state, say Kurdistan, and a rump Turkey in the middle.

        The US wanted to overthrow Assad and put a pliable regime. One way to make countries “pliable” is to break them up.

        This is what NATO did to Yugoslavia–it exploited the fault lines–and now you have what, 5-6 small countries, the biggest being Serbia being an “outcast” and the rest being NATO supplicants.

        That’s what Victoria Nuland and the globalists like.

        These delusional people think they can do that to Russia. That’s what this is all about.

        No, they can’t do it to Russia. But I believe that will happen to Turkey. There are large tectonic geopolitical forces.

        As for Assad, he may be a dictator, but he has been pretty fair and until the Obama Administration fanned the flames, he kept a lid on sectarian violence.

        Despite Israeli provocations, he has not fanned the flames with Israel.

        But, the US (Government) wants pliable puppets. And they leave chaos–is Libya. or the Libyan people, better off now that Quaddafi is gone, or worse?

        Sorry for the long post.

        • Paula D February 19, 2023 at 11:10 am #

          Thanks for the info. It wasn’t too long and I did read it.

          I have learned a couple of things from having facebook friends around the world.
          One is that it was the Kurds who actually carried out the Armenian genocide, being rewarded with the houses and land of the murdered or displaced Armenians by the Turks.
          They are doing the same thing to the Syrians now, protected by the Americans.

          I have also learned that people in eastern Europe still remember the Ottoman Empire with anger. They distinguish between normal Muslims and the Ottoman Muslims. Who knew? I didn’t.

          I agree that the plan is to break up Russia and steal their stuff. It’s not difficult to figure that out when Nuland announces it and the EU holds conferences about the plan.

          It’s like the US is the new Ottoman Empire. Most of the world, including most Americans, will be glad to see them go, especially the Nuland types.

        • Jarek February 19, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

          So some the “Young Turks” who carried out the genocide were cryptos, Donmeh Jews who “converted” to Islam; the followers of the antinominalist, Jacob Frank.

          That they would use Kurds as their bully boys is entirely possible.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle February 19, 2023 at 7:14 pm #

          To we anarchists, all State players, if not non-coercive and freely opt-in/opt-outable, are dictatorial/authoritarian/despotic by definition.

          Not only that and as importantly, almost everyone is an anarchist when/if they really think about it. Otherwise, perhaps, they like being indoctrinated and ordered about and around.

          Anyway, it increasingly looks like many of us will still be alive to see some of those kinds of States fracture, fail and fade.

          Good riddance I say. The more, the merrier.


          “Sorry for the long post.” ~ Socrates-Detroit


          Oh shut up. 🙂

  49. Lynx February 17, 2023 at 9:28 pm #

    “At best, this one in Ukraine — which we started in 2014 — is on-track to sink NATO, plunge Europe into cold and darkness, and put the USA out of business.”

    And who will be celebrating? China, WEF and the radical left.

  50. redrock February 17, 2023 at 9:40 pm #

    I cannot follow all the new login as I am totally computer illiterate. (except fur spell chek)

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      If I scroll all the way down to the bottom of maybe the blog and/or its current article’s page, I get this oversized login button that is so big it almost feels like it wants to bitch-smack my face or something should I dare put my cursor anywhere near it.

    • Night Owl February 18, 2023 at 3:54 am #

      The only difficult part is when it decides to randomly lock one out.

      I guess WordPress wokesters need to let out their frustration somehow.

      • badberries February 18, 2023 at 5:44 pm #

        I got auto-logged out yesterday. Tried to log back in and the prompt said Wrong, you have two tries left.

  51. Night Owl February 18, 2023 at 3:41 am #

    UN chemtrail hearing from 2006.



    • GreenAlba February 18, 2023 at 7:39 am #

      Doesnt the pollution from this get into the food, lungs and water systems of our illustrious malefactors?

      That’s always confused me about chemtrails, not that I doubted they were a thing (well not recently anyway).

      • benr February 18, 2023 at 10:56 am #

        Odd how all the stuff you thought was just crazy conspiracy nuttery nonsense is all turning out to be true huh?

        • GreenAlba February 18, 2023 at 11:39 am #

          And a lot of it proves that our malevolent Owners aren’t just evil, but off their trolleys too.

      • Paula D February 18, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

        I didn’t believe in chemtrails until I came home from work one night at midnight and saw a trail in the sky shining in the moonlight like a strip of chrome. WTF?

        Then the next morning I got up and the whole sky had a tic-tac-toe appearance. I live in fly-over country, which means that the planes fly over east to west, or west to east. I can’t remember seeing a plane going north to south. Maybe they fly over a different part.

        The pattern doesn’t happen often, but I have seen it since. And one time I watched a plane actually laying out the trails.

        • malthuss February 18, 2023 at 3:19 pm #

          so cal sky gets tic taky a lot.

      • Islander February 18, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

        I think they think they have the money to create a moat around themselves so that they are immune to the stuff they do to the rest of the world. . .

        • hmuller February 18, 2023 at 3:57 pm #

          I believe the top controllers use the carrot and the stick to keep the Elite in line. Bribery, blackmail, and lethal threats against family.

          1) Do you want to continue to enjoy wealth, power, luxury, and public adoration. Do as we say.

          2) Would you like certain information and videos released? Maybe things involving children. Speaking of which would you like to see what we can do to your children and grandchildren.

          It’s possible people among the Rothschilds and Rockefellers are not enjoying themselves. They may be so compromised, so pulled into the evil web – like the legendary Dr Faust – they believe there’s no way out.

          Look at Congressman Adam Schiff. Does he look like a man comfortable in his actions and convictions? To me he looks nervous and terrified of something. Or that could just be the face nature gave him.

  52. messianicdruid February 18, 2023 at 6:54 am #

    Jarek said, “We must revision the past. Regain pride in our godly and godlike Ancestors who crushed our enemies and made possible the United States.”

    Were these “enemies” “our” enemies because they were sitting on land we wanted or because they were God’s enemies?

    • Hereward the Woke February 18, 2023 at 10:29 am #

      They were our enemies because they formed a part of that large set of people that Jarek hates: everyone.

      • messianicdruid February 18, 2023 at 11:10 am #

        Well, I think he actually likes white people. From the above statement one might gather that he worships the white race.

        “Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;

        Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

        The Lord God, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.“

        It is pretty plain: “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”

        Get out your scissors Jarek, I can show you many more verses you will need to remove from scripture so you can become consistent, in self-worship.

        Nicolaitanism morphs into Khazarianism.

        • Paula D February 18, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

          He doesn’t like white women.

          • Islander February 18, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

            So that would leave white men for Jarek to like.

          • Jarek February 18, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

            Two female idiots having a buzzed conversation.

            Their vote cancels out yours.

        • Jarek February 18, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

          Mess: No one knows what you’re talking about at the end. The Khazars are our enemies, obviously. As were/are the Indians, Blacks, etc.

          The name for World is War. The Peace we enjoyed before was the result of strength and conquest. Christianity used to keep its mouth shut about that since it benefitted too. A nice balance of Christianity and Paganism. But the Paganism weakened because of our easy life and the the growth of the Federal Government – and your kind became emboldened.

          In the real Church, you would have been encouraged to renounce the world. Because that kind of stuff can’t be lived out down here. You don’t realize that and it torments you.

          Properly chastened by reality, Christianity can add to human life by making people kinder – and of course giving a path to unto Him that you might know Him even as you are known.
          But letting you people run things is fatal.

          At its best, Christianity produced sages who know both worlds. Like St Augustine, who developed the Doctrine of Just War. Or St Bernard, who founded the Knights Templar. What are you compared to them? Very small….

          • messianicdruid February 18, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

            “No one knows what you’re talking about at the end.”

            I wonder why. Could it be that hierarchical religions do not preach sermons that cut themselves off at the knees. Have you ever heard a sermon on Nicolaitanism? Clergy/Laity keeps disciples dependent on the denomination and hired help with its doctrine rather than developing a personal relationship with the Creator.

            This is how churchianity trains its leaders: send them to the khazar seminary to learn how the smucksperts interpret the scriptures, which is, of course very self-serving.

          • messianicdruid February 18, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

            “The Khazars are our enemies, obviously. As were/are the Indians, Blacks, etc.”

            They are not my enemies until they make themselves the enemies of God.

          • messianicdruid February 18, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

            “A nice balance of Christianity and Paganism.”

            is still paganism. I call it churchianity to differentiate it from christianity. The focus of worship [ and thus doctrine ] is not the same.

            “Christianity used to keep its mouth shut about that since it benefitted too.”

            Papalism benefitted. Do not attribute “the doctrines and commandments of men” to those faithfully [ not perfectly ] following the Word.

          • messianicdruid February 18, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

            “But letting you people run things is fatal.”

            Compared to who? Our Catholic pResident or some of the others who have put on beanie caps and kissed the wall?

            The point is – we don’t want to “run things”. We want the One that the Father has anointed to run things.

            “What are you compared to them? Very small….”

            No doubt about that.

          • Jarek February 18, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

            You silly focker. God isn’t going to run things. He gave us free will. And the commonsense to know who is an enemy and who isn’t.

            One Indian attack on Jamestown killed one third of the White men. They gave up all ideas of converting them at that point.

            As the Jesuits said, only those who have heard the roar of the cannon, will be able to hear the gospel.

          • Night Owl February 19, 2023 at 5:31 pm #

            Jarek is the God-fearing Nazi now.

            Can’t wait to hear the logic behind this one.


      • Jarek February 18, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

        Tucker had on an anti-abortion activist how lectures at colleges. She can’t get past saying that only women have babies before the room is full of the howls of the damned.

        Tucker suggested, they are so enraged because they know you are right.

        So it is with Hereward or as I call him, Wokey the Chimp.

        Ironically, he took the name of a famous Anglo-Saxon freedom fighter against the Normans. Would the real Hereward be for me or for Wokey? Not hard to guess.

        • malthuss February 18, 2023 at 3:20 pm #

          who not how

    • elysianfield February 18, 2023 at 11:40 am #

      …Gott Mit Uns

  53. messianicdruid February 18, 2023 at 11:14 am #

    Dominion comes out swinging:


    I am wondering about the timing.

  54. elysianfield February 18, 2023 at 11:36 am #

    Finally, a common-sense Gun Control measure.

    What’s in your wallet? A Discover Card perhaps? Well, the folks at Discover Card have taken it upon themselves to do something about the continuing black on black gun violence!


    This new measure will allow, eventually, those in power to…mitigate the terrible scourge of ghetto murders and ongoing mass shootings that continue seemingly unabated. In words of the Ghetto…”Yo…they gonna be bated…”.

    It is a well known fact* in the Law Enforcement community that the majority of blacks in the south side of Chicago prefer using the Discover card to purchase their weapons, and now they can be tracked! There is even a short rap lyric;

    Gotta get strapped, it’s now or never
    Got no cheddar, the check’s late! However,
    Grab the “D” card, and start burning plastic,
    Start cappin’ 9’s, the feelin’s fantastic….
    Get Yo Homies steppin and fetchin
    Like they heads is on fire and they asses be catchin’

    Bitches and Ho’s, they take the card,
    Rims for the Beemer, the gettin ain’t hard,
    Food for yo momma, and all your little chillen,,
    Discover do it all! Get them 40’s chillin….

    *Maybe…who knows?

    • Paula D February 18, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

      Gun sales are illegal in Chicago. The guns come from elsewhere.

      • malthuss February 18, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

        so did the first blacks.

    • BackRowHeckler February 18, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

      Holy sh#t E. you missed your calling as a ‘Hip Hop’ artiste!

      Them’s good lyrics!

      Speaking of guns, check out the new Henry Homesteader. It looks sweet, altho not easily concealable, which wouldn’t appeal to Hip Hop Nation. It looks like a great all around gun, something handy to keep around the house.

  55. Disaffected February 18, 2023 at 11:48 am #

    Watching the 1987 Schwarzenegger film ‘The Running Man’ on MGM+ this morning. What strikes me most about what seemed to be a rather fanciful futuristic sci-fi movie at the time, is how realistic and totally credible it appears now. The acting’s a little over the top, of course, but the basic plot of renegade persona non grata little guy squaring off against the state represented by a vainglorious celebrity TV show host doesn’t seem so farfetched at all now. Ahh-nold wasn’t a half bad actor either.

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    • Jarek February 18, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

      The story, by Richard Bachman (a pen name for the early Stephen King) was superb. Check it out some time.

      • Disaffected February 18, 2023 at 3:07 pm #

        I will. ‘The Running Man’ was followed by the original ‘Rollerball’ with James Caan, another dystopian classic. I wonder if they’re not trying to tell us something?

  56. Islander February 18, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

    From the WaPo,
    Re Woke Vermont.
    The monstrous
    Pewindar Grewal,
    Pewindar GO HOME
    (to Texas or wherever).
    It is behind a paywall, so I’ll post it in full

    Washington Post
    Book Club
    By Ron Charles
    February 18, 2023

    From the department of No I’m Not Making This Up: The Vermont State University system has announced plans to improve its libraries by getting rid of the books. 

    In an email, incoming president Parwinder Grewal told students and employees that the university’s libraries will move to an “all-digital” format. The university website explains, “As of July 1, 2023, these spaces will no longer provide services including circulation and physical materials.” This “enhancement” is part of a grand plan to merge Northern Vermont University, Castleton University and Vermont Technical College.
    The old library buildings will be repurposed as puppy mills. (Okay, I did make that part up.) 
    Students, faculty members and other people who have actually been in a library, immediately objected. Biology professor Preston Garcia was quoted in the Castleton Spartan student newspaper saying, “I’m embarrassed to be associated with this university after this decision.”

    The Vermont Library Association, which represents more than 300 librarians, staff and trustees, reacted with appropriate horror and dismay. In a statement, the VLA warned that the move to all-digital libraries “will hurt students, faculty, staff, and the rural communities in which the VTSU campuses are located.” 
    While imploring the administration to reconsider this massive act of bibliocide, the association pointed out that digital materials cost more than print materials, involve complex licenses and limit who can use the resources. 

    “We all saw first-hand the difficulties students at all levels experienced during the pandemic, and building back strong communities should be a priority,” the VLA said. “This proposal threatens the intellectual life of the campuses and the communities they serve.”

    The university’s plan also runs counter to studies on how most students learn. Research indicates that people retain more information and demonstrate better comprehension when they use print texts. And early predictions about the death of the bound book were retired years ago when e-book sales plateaued. The science and the market are clear: We need and we like physical books.   
    But the university claims, “This was a data-driven decision,” which sounds more persuasive if you imagine it being said in the voice of the Borg Queen. 

    Since the announcement of the proposed change to the libraries – and another one involving the athletic programs – three unions, representing more than 1,000 faculty and staff members, have voted “no confidence” in the university leadership, according to the Manchester Journal. 

    As the outrage continues to swell, administrators have presented a less ethereal future for their libraries. Study spaces will be enhanced and library services will remain, along with some in-person librarians. Grewal told Inside Higher Ed that tens of thousands of books might be kept at each library, to be determined in negotiations with faculty. 
    Perhaps Grewal is learning what Umberto Eco observed years ago: “The book is like the spoon, scissors, the hammer, the wheel. Once invented, it cannot be improved.” 


    • BackRowHeckler February 18, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

      Well, they’ve gone even further than MIT, whose Chinese lady librarian announced in 2020 that she wanted to purge the MIT library of all BOOKS WRITTEN BY WHITE MEN, INCLUDING THE BIBLE, SHAKESPEARE, & TOLSTOY.

    • Jarek February 18, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

      Librarians, a female dominated career, are some of the worst and most liberal people on Earth. That they would end up destroying themselves was only a matter of time.

      The ones who are for books (what kind?) are probably also far allowing Drag Queen Story hours.

      • malthuss February 18, 2023 at 3:22 pm #

        local library shows us ITS BLACK HISTORY MONTH.
        no mention in displays of darfur, haiti, congo.

        • hmuller February 18, 2023 at 11:48 pm #

          We live in an age of digital information available to all. To survive, brick and mortar libraries have chosen to reinvent themselves as Temples of Wokism. Bad choice , think voter defunding.

      • Woodchuck February 19, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

        The very best librarian story I ever heard was from a relative who went to the same high school I did, but he served his time in high school in the 30’s and not the 60’s as I did. There were always a few terribly sour and dour spinsters on the teaching staff at high schools everywhere. Such was the librarian of my high school in the 30’s. The woman never strayed from her spot as librarian until her retirement. She was constantly aware of the slightest sound in the big room, she was like a watchdog. And if you started talking to the person next to you at your assigned table, she’d be on you in a flash going sssssshhhhhhhhhhhh! Puffing around like an old goose in a barnyard.

        There was to be silence in there so the serious nerd students studying for college wouldn’t be distracted. What happened in the class of ’32 or so was the school had been specially blessed with a class clown who was also an excellent ventriloquist and if I remember correctly amateur stage magician. This dude pulled off a series of beyond hilarious pranks on the young spinster librarian by throwing his voice around in the library and watching the poor lady running around all over the place, trying to sniff out a trail and always ending up barking upwards at the wrong tree.

        Of course, she eventually found out who was pulling this prank on her and getting the entire room in an uproar. But it seems it took a long while for her to learn there was a performer in the room. Maybe other teachers informed her as to who the person was that was most likely to be the trouble maker.

    • stelmosfire February 18, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

      I would also suggest that all collegiate in person athletics programs be eliminated. There is no reason that all the sports cannot be played over the internet as video games. Only fair as it would allow a stumpy 4’11’ basement dwelling dweeb to be the all star center MVP for the March Madness BS which is approaching. Think of the greenhouse gases saved by shutting down all those stadiums and the spectator and team travel involved. Also NASCAR starts this weekend.When are they going all EV’s? The silence at the track will be deafening. Loudest sound heard will be the crunch of cheez doodles.

      • Paula D February 18, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

        Ha, ha, inspired!

      • Jarek February 19, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

        The mighty profession of Anaethesiology (sp?) has gone woke and is cutting back how much it gives to surgery patients. More people are going to wake up screaming.

        Hey they’re just trying to reduce their carbon footprint!

      • Woodchuck February 19, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

        School sports, along with crap like “homecoming queens” – are a pathetic and embarrassing attempt by people still trying to emulate and copy British royalty who had plenty of spare time available to engage in “sports” like rugby or fox hunting. The average “common” person in old Britain had no time or energy left for sports, they were too busy with life’s other demands in the real world. If you had time to participate in and obsess over sports, it meant you were probably an aristocrat. There is nothing more irrelevant than sports scores and activity unless you have skin in the game either by being a player or you’ve got money wagered on the outcome and score. Otherwise, what difference does it make unless you need to identify with a sports team because you are such a loser yourself?

        The other idiocy copied from European aristocrats is the necessity of having a manicured and mowed lawn. Castles and palaces had huge lawns, fountains, statues etc.everywhere. And now each suburban Western home must also have a mowed yard with tidy flowerbeds, just as the aristocrats of old.

        The lawns will disappear during the Long Emergency, people will be using precious gasoline to fuel their 200 mpg mopeds. They will not be wasting the stuff on lawn maintenance.

    • Islander February 18, 2023 at 3:13 pm #

      I wonder whether this Parwindar Grewal is a WEF Young Leader bot.

  57. Paula D February 18, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

    Question asked of the AI Chat thing in Chinese, translated by a friend of mine. A perfect example of the “rules-based order” double standard.

    Can China shoot down US civilian air balloons flying into China airspace?
    ChatGPT: According to the Charter of UN, international aviation and marine laws, no one, under any circumstance, is allowed to shoot down any government or civilian flying objects. Therefore China must not shoot down the U.S. air balloon flying into China airspace.

    Question: Should US shoot down China’s civilian balloons flying into the U.S. airspace?
    ChatGPT: Yes. US can, within the framework of international law, shoot down any unknown flying objects violating the U.S. boundary

    • SpeedyBB February 18, 2023 at 6:22 pm #

      Here’s an interesting exposition, warning about the “rules-based bully” and how it has become quite inappropriate:


      Malaysia is the only country in Southeast Asia which has historically kept its distance and maintained its position, in spite of all the pressure. The rest are lapdogs.

      • Paula D February 18, 2023 at 8:53 pm #

        Yeah, and then they lost 3 planes in 2014.

        Coincidence? I think not.

  58. Jarek February 18, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

    Tucker had an extraordinary segment last night: “Biden” has completely reorganized Federal hiring practices, formalizing the race and sex hierarchy hustle. All done on the QT with no media coverage. White MEN are now at the bottom. Second class citizens? Oh we’re much further down the chain than that. There are many racial groups, and one imagines that women are placed ahead of men in each group. Whites are below all of them. And at least White women can’t take pleasure in being above White men. Or perhaps it’s done another way, that gives them more of a chance: So many positions have to be held by women, and within that category, White women will be below all other women.

    And guess who is in charge of this initiative? None other than Barack Obama himself.

    Just looked and didn’t see anything. Hopefully more will come out. Watch last night’s Tucker Carlson if you’re interested. And if the Feds do it, how long before the States do as well? Many of the Corporations are already well down this path. Will they formalize their practices as well?

    • SoftStarLight February 18, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

      I missed the show last night. I felt a little dejected because there are rumors going around that behind the scenes Tucker was basically saying that people claiming the 2020 election was stolen are loons essentially. But that doesn’t really correspond to his public comments so i’m not sure if it is a pysop. But yes, on this issue all of this is certainly true. Basically the US is a black supremacist system.

      • Jarek February 18, 2023 at 3:20 pm #

        Who says so? Anglin hates him now because he endorsed gay mariage.

        Of the four funds that control the Western World, one seems to control the other three. But that one is controlled by the shareholders of one of the others – and their names are unlisted.

        It’s not the Blacks, it’s the [redacted]. Above top secret! It’s only secret because the idiots won’t believe you when you show them. The won’t do the inner work, the weeding; the deletion of old and incorrect files put in there by the Enemy; the one Christ spoke out about who sowed cockle in the wheat.

        • SoftStarLight February 18, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

          Oh well just people I guess. There is a lawsuit between Fox and Dominion and some text messages were supposedly released where Tucker is saying that the claims about the election were essentially crazy.

          I also saw where Anglin is convinced that Tucker is pro-war but with China rather than Russia.

          • Conrad February 19, 2023 at 6:21 pm #

            “…text messages were supposedly released…”

            Do you doubt the content of the emails & texts, or whether they were or were not ‘released’?

          • SoftStarLight February 19, 2023 at 6:33 pm #

            Well I have not read them so I can say for sure and that is why I said supposedly. Though it sounds like you may know more about them or have read them. I definitely doubt or at least am suspicious of claims if I have not read them or seen them in actuality. So much can simply be made up out of thin air and the media is famous for that. Especially all of your big three and so on.

          • Conrad February 19, 2023 at 9:06 pm #

            well, it’s not a ‘Big Three’ liars’ channel – just a blog by a left-leaning lawyer, but the facts are indisputable: The Fox ‘Big Three’ – none of them – believed what they were spewing up for their audience because they were worried that they’d lose audience share = $$$:


            Here’s a source you might find less “strident” Forbes:


          • SoftStarLight February 19, 2023 at 9:50 pm #

            Well again Both Tucker and Sean were never big believers that the Dominion machines were compromised and Tucker when he interviewed Sidney Powell was hostile basically. So I don’t really see much new here. But it is interesting because in the first video the guy says the big steal. Well what does he have to say about the false Russian collusion narrative? I would love to see if he is objective there or approves of that false narrative.

        • SoftStarLight February 18, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

          Yes, I suppose the redacted have created a system that appears to be black supremacist. But of course this is also a system that is put in place to control everyone else as you point out. It is a basically a racial caste system that is no different than like in India other than it is the reverse of the traditional Indian system.

      • Conrad February 19, 2023 at 4:30 pm #

        No, not a psy-op. The evidence is in the depositions taken for the Dominion defamation case. Carson tells the truth when under oath or when communicating with his cohort of like-minded fools, apparently. What he (and Hannity & Ingraham) dishes out on Fox is the psy-op.

        • SoftStarLight February 19, 2023 at 6:30 pm #

          Oh ok, do you have a link you can share to this info? I don’t listen to Hannity or Ingraham very much so I can’t say. Tucker never really entertained the claims of machine fraud though. Primarily and more recently he does say the obvious government-big tech collusion to censor Trump and supporters generally was clear and obvious election interference. So I wouldn’t be surprised if he was saying negative things about people who were specifically talking about voting machine and ballot fraud in some ways. It sounds like you are just saying there was no fraud at all and I am sorry but that is just not believable.

          • Conrad February 19, 2023 at 9:10 pm #

            I have no ‘position’ on what fraud occurred or didn’t, but I find it ‘unbelievable’ to think that there could have been any amount of fraud so GREAT that it could have actually made any difference.

            You’d have to admit that Sidney Powell’s “Venezuelan software, Italian satellites & servers” and so on are just utterly laughable, right?

          • SoftStarLight February 19, 2023 at 9:55 pm #

            There had never been mail in balloting on that scale in any US election. Many states changed their rules extra constitutionally because of covid. So yes there were major opportunities for widespread voter fraud. And also there had never been instances were the count was shutdown or went for so many days. So it is very clear that it was full of fraud.

            I think Sidney Powell was on to something. If she is a complete kook they would not need to be afraid of her or ban her because her information would be silly. But there is a reason they don’t want people hearing what she is saying.

          • kbird February 19, 2023 at 10:53 pm #

            Softstarlight”I think Sidney Powell was on to something. If she is a complete kook they would not need to be afraid of her or ban her because her information would be silly. But there is a reason they don’t want people hearing what she is saying.”

            ummm…Sidney Powell is a clown show, do you know who her source is for getting her information about Dominion?? Some woman who claims she is a Headless Time traveler, who get’s her information from the Wind… And they (Fox) all knew it was insane, but aired it Sidney Powell and her ridiculous Dominion theory…As Conrad said, they didn’t want to lose their audience, and they knew Trump would essentially cancel them if they didn’t go along with the Fraud BS with Dominion.

  59. GreenAlba February 18, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

    Dr Meryl Nass: chemical plants burning all over the place, it appears. Plus the egg thing.


    • GreenAlba February 18, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

      And Tucker Carlson, via Dr Mercola, on the egg situation. One hundred thousand chickens burned to death in one plant, for no apparent reason.


      More psychopathy.

      • SoftStarLight February 18, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

        I have heard people say that they think the induced egg shortage is an intentional attempt to reduce the amount of available protein in the food supply. Sorta correlating with the attempt to move people into eating bugs and that sort of thing. Others say that over time the detrimental health impacts will create a sicker population and that may be to induce another pandemic operation or perhaps just another aspect of the depop agenda.

        • GreenAlba February 18, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

          I tend to think they’re right about it being deliberate. It’s too much of a coincidence chicken plants burning down and bird flu supposedly making it necessary to cull flocks. Eggs are an excellent and reasonably priced source of protein. Also, Dr Jessica Rose has an article on her Substack about specific health benefits of egg yolks, includng helping against spike protein damage. I wouldn’t put anything past the ghouls.

          • SoftStarLight February 18, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

            Me neither! They could be reducing the supply of eggs because they don’t want people to have access to anything that can limit the spike protein damage. It makes sense too if the intention of the spike proteins is to do harm.

          • Islander February 18, 2023 at 6:09 pm #

            I am ever more happy to have a local egg supply.

            Now there are supposedly coyotes on the Island. So far, only male, it seems.

            I say, don’t let them get a toe hold here. Quite a few people keep chickens—it is a growing “thing” here—and the coyotes will have the chickens for lunch.

          • Paula D February 18, 2023 at 8:55 pm #

            I have lost chickens to my dogs, bobcats, hawks and a great horned owl that was the bane of my existence for a while.

            Never a coyote though. But I have dogs. Once they learn not to kill chickens they are good at keeping coyotes away.

            My dogs won’t mess with bobcats though. Too scary.

      • Mick February 18, 2023 at 8:33 pm #

        I’ve been following bad news since the 90s. When I say ‘bad news’, I mean the kind that the MSM usually either glosses over or minimizes.

        This nonsense today is the most demoralizing, saddening, and infuriating of all. I thought the shit was about to hit the fan in the 90s under Clinton, Blair, and the other merry band of fools.

        There’s just a real sense that actual demons are in control now. Not metaphorical demons. Real…bonafide…demons. The worst kind.

        And we ain’t even seen the worst of it yet.


      • Conrad February 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm #

        Hmmm. Invoking Carlson (a proven liar who sensationalizes whatever will tickle his audience’s fancy) referring to Mercola (a proven nutjob grifter)? Not sure any sane argument could be reliably derived from such a combination.

        • SoftStarLight February 19, 2023 at 7:52 pm #

          Strange since Tucker was simply reporting the incident that verifiably occurred. How exactly is Dr. Mercola a proven nutjob grifter? Can you supply some evidence for such an accusation that cuts right to the personal level of integrity?

          • Conrad February 19, 2023 at 9:13 pm #

            “Joseph Michael Mercola is an American alternative medicine proponent, osteopathic physician, and Internet business personality whose net worth, as declared in 2017, had grown to over $100 million. He markets largely unproven dietary supplements and medical devices. On his website, Mercola and colleagues advocate unproven and pseudoscientific alternative health notions…”


          • SoftStarLight February 19, 2023 at 9:59 pm #

            It sounds like you have a beef (lol) with alternative medicine. What convinces you that the conventional medical establishment is on the right side of the science? Or is that what you are getting at. Who determines what are appropriate or proven supplements and medical devices. Seems like years ago when I last saw an actual cable channel on all the commercials were advertisements for drugs and supplements and then injury lawyers looking for clients harmed by drugs and supplements.

          • Woodchuck February 20, 2023 at 6:10 am #

            “Seems like years ago when I last saw an actual cable channel on all the commercials were advertisements for drugs and supplements and then injury lawyers looking for clients harmed by drugs and supplements.”

            Yup! the MeTV channel, featuring reruns of old 50’s and 60’s tv shows. Targeted at the senior people who are all gobbling down big pharma’s dope like it’s M&M’s. Of course they suffer the severe side effects and then are very interested in adverts for signing up to various class action lawsuits.

            Conrad believes everything he sees and hears on tv, and also considers Wikipedia as a source of absolute proof for his views.

        • Paula D February 19, 2023 at 7:53 pm #

          Ad hominem says a lot about a person.

  60. messianicdruid February 18, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

    “Ohio disaster cover up: NOAA removes TWO images of HYSPLIT models from their article…”


    Why would they do that?

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    • SoftStarLight February 18, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

      Well I think we all know why now don’t we. But a big question is how far the contamination will really spread. Some of the more aggressive models or theories say that ultimately it will affect nearly the entire eastern portion of America from top to bottom.

    • messianicdruid February 18, 2023 at 4:56 pm #


  61. SoftStarLight February 18, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

    The ancients believed that the thunderbolt was the destructive agent within lightning. The thunderbolt was considered to be an attribute of the Roman sky god Jupiter and also the Germanic sky god Thor.

  62. messianicdruid February 18, 2023 at 3:04 pm #

    Remove the “I want you to like me” sticker from your forehead and place it on the mirror, where it belongs [ if you haven’t already.

    • Jarek February 18, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

      This from the guy who says we should have asked non-Whites if we could invade their lands. On some days. Other days he says we had the right to come to America at least, but that we should have been nice.

      That wouldn’t have worked. Read about the the Cult of Torture among many tribes.

      • messianicdruid February 18, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

        “God isn’t going to run things.”

        Get out your scissors, some more scripture that needs fixin [ I guess you could use a big fat black marker and redact them ].

        “Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” (John 1:49).

        Pilate asked Jesus if He was a king, and Jesus answered that becoming a king was the reason He was born (John 18:37).

        That the Messiah was King as well as Savior was a common understanding in the Church (Acts 17:7).

        Daniel 2:44 reveals, “And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.”

        The Kingdom of God is a form of government, not a religion.

        • messianicdruid February 18, 2023 at 4:19 pm #

          Four things needed for a kingdom:

          1. A King [ the guy who runs things ]

          2. A Territory

          3. Citizens

          4. A Law

        • Jarek February 18, 2023 at 10:58 pm #

          Christianity is a religion that allow for many types or systems of governrment.

  63. messianicdruid February 18, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

    Jarek said, “As the Jesuits said, only those who have heard the roar of the cannon, will be able to hear the gospel.”

    Commandments and Doctrines of men. The Jesuits were/are men, right?

  64. Blackbird February 18, 2023 at 6:14 pm #

    Hey everybody
    Where did Mary go?

    • The Man They Call Zazelle February 18, 2023 at 8:15 pm #

      Maybe from targeted, hostile and/or ongoing strawman-inspired ‘trysts’, augmented, perhaps, by his ostensible brand of awkward, semi-glossolaliac, quasi-esoteric, pseudo-intellectual-masturbation-cum-incelibacy in full view, Jarek may have run her off the blog.

      Just guessin’.

      • GreenAlba February 18, 2023 at 8:17 pm #

        Or she may just be doing something, like visiting friends.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle February 18, 2023 at 9:43 pm #


      • Blackbird February 19, 2023 at 5:09 pm #

        Nobody’s gonna run Mary off this blog, especially not Jaros – he doesn’t want Mary to go away.

        No, maybe she has a life beyond Clusterfuck Nation. Let’s watch the protests, Roger Waters probably has his arm around her shoulder.

        • MaryQueen February 19, 2023 at 10:39 pm #

          You are correct, BB.

          No one ran me off the blog.

          I had company come into town and spent time doing fun things.

    • Rulo Deschamps February 18, 2023 at 8:40 pm #

      Sam Cooke knows:

      “A friend of mine told me
      One clearly mornin’
      (Over at Mary’s place, ho)
      Said tonight there’s gonna
      Be a party goin’ on
      (Over at Mary’s place, ho)”

      • MaryQueen February 19, 2023 at 10:40 pm #

        Same Cooke must know, alright! 😉

    • Paula D February 18, 2023 at 8:56 pm #

      Maybe she’s on her way to the anti-war demo tomorrow in Washington, DC.

      • Amman February 20, 2023 at 3:39 am #

        Hope not because, you know, who needs another Jan 6

    • KesaAnna February 18, 2023 at 9:54 pm #

      Where did Pucker go for a month or more ?

      If BackrowHeckler wonders where I have been —

      I have been reading CFN.

      But , otherwise , have been too busy lately playing Shogun 2 Total War ,

      or Warhammer 40,000 : Gladius Relics of War ,

      to bother posting.

      You know , real life stuff. 😀

      • Woodchuck February 19, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

        Well, I think getting out and walking long distance like you used to would be a better idea than hanging out in your bedroom playing video games all day long.

  65. Rulo Deschamps February 18, 2023 at 8:25 pm #

    Always interesting to read what Mr K has to say. Also, many of the comments, coming from folks from different walks of life and beliefs. I appreciate what’s offered here, and I often go back to reading and pondering only, rather than contributing. That was all I did for years, and is perhaps the best use of this place. To listen rather than speak.

    benr mentioned my old country of Argentina, along with South Africa, as examples of bad things now happening here. Ron was kind enough to be interested in my take on that. Sorry to disappoint, but while there may be some similitudes, I don’t think my Argie experience has much relevance to our current predicaments here: it’s a question of magnitudes, just like one can’t use the experience of small regional powers such as Parthia, Carthage or Numidia to understand the fall of Rome. Too complex. In any case, I’m looking forward to seeing Ron again soon, and maybe we’ll talk about all this over a drink and a meal.

    Since I logged in to say this, I’ll take the opportunity to present something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. Events are doubtlessly accelerating. There’s a crescendo, a hailstorm of black swans, mindfucks and mass derangement. Chaff and propaganda, smoke and mirrors around real changes. A massive energy crisis could be the change, meaning we’re stuck where we are, stuck with those around us. Do we really know them? We know what they’ve been saying while the soda pop, the cheetos and the gasoline still flow freely, but knowing someone during the good times, the fat years, is not a complete form of knowledge.

    There’s this guy. He’s very good at fixing things. A useful skill. He’s also an alcoholic. A problem. At present, he can get things done and fixed, because he has a few good hours during the first half of the daily 18 pack. What if the beer is not there? Because of his sickness, he won’t be able to do anything other than searching for alcohol. Unless he can quit cold turkey, but that’s unlikely – I know him.

    Asset? Liability? Somewhere in between? A friend becoming a mortal danger? A man I thought I knew but I didn’t? What if he knows of, or suspects the existence of that special bottle of Cognac I’ve been saving for a special occasion? Would he kill for it? Should I have a case of something, to dole it out, reward him for being useful? But after that case is gone, what then? Will he believe me when I tell him I have no more as he points his Glock at me? After 3 days dry, his body aching, needing his fix?

    As ever with me, literature is more real than reality, so I start thinking of things I read, fictions about 2 men, one or both not just an addict, but maybe deranged, or useless, selfish, deluded, a Judas or a conman, in a word… our neighbors. Maybe not all, but statistically, many.

    Joseph Conrad, in “An Outpost of Progress:”
    “Night came, and Kayerts sat unmoving on his chair. He sat quiet as if he had taken a dose of opium. The violence of the emotions he had passed through produced a feeling of exhausted serenity. He had plumbed in one short afternoon the depths of horror and despair, and now found repose in the conviction that life had no more secrets for him: neither had death! He sat by the corpse thinking; thinking very actively, thinking very new thoughts. He seemed to have broken loose from himself altogether. His old thoughts, convictions, likes and dislikes, things he respected and things he abhorred, appeared in their true light at last! Appeared contemptible and childish, false and ridiculous. He revelled in his new wisdom while he sat by the man he had killed.”

    Jack London:
    “The two shirks and chronic grumblers were Carter Weatherbee and Percy Cuthfert. The whole party complained less of its aches and pains than did either of them. Not once did they volunteer for the thousand and one petty duties of the camp. A bucket of water to be brought, an extra armful of wood to be chopped, the dishes to be washed and wiped, a search to be made through the outfit for some suddenly indispensable article–and these two effete scions of civilization discovered sprains or blisters requiring instant attention.
    “They were the first to turn in at night, with score of tasks yet undone; the last to turn out in the morning, when the start should be in readiness before the breakfast was begun.
    They were the first to fall to at mealtime, the last to have a hand in the cooking; the first to dive for a slim delicacy, the last to discover they had added to their own another man’s share. If they toiled at the oars, they slyly cut the water at each stroke and allowed the boat’s momentum to float up the blade. They thought nobody noticed; but their comrades swore under their breaths and grew to hate them, while Jacques Baptiste sneered openly and damned them from morning till night. But Jacques Baptiste was no gentleman.”

    HG Wells’ protagonist in “War of the Worlds” has the misfortune of pairing with not just one, but two of these total liabilities in quick succession, the Vicar and the Artilleryman. The first, a man of God, so sure of his truths when civilization stands, loses his marbles when the façade falls:

    “Why are these things permitted? What sins have we done? The morning service was over, I was walking through the roads to clear my brain for the afternoon, and then—fire, earthquake, death! As if it were Sodom and Gomorrah! All our work undone, all the work—— What are these Martians?”
    “What are we?” I answered, clearing my throat.
    He gripped his knees and turned to look at me again. For half a minute, perhaps, he stared silently.
    “I was walking through the roads to clear my brain,” he said. “And suddenly—fire, earthquake, death!”
    He relapsed into silence, with his chin now sunken almost to his knees.
    Presently he began waving his hand.
    “All the work—all the Sunday schools—What have we done—what has Weybridge done? Everything gone—everything destroyed. The church! We rebuilt it only three years ago. Gone! Swept out of existence! Why?”
    Another pause, and he broke out again like one demented.
    “The smoke of her burning goeth up for ever and ever!” he shouted.
    His eyes flamed, and he pointed a lean finger in the direction of Weybridge.
    By this time I was beginning to take his measure. The tremendous tragedy in which he had been involved—it was evident he was a fugitive from Weybridge—had driven him to the very verge of his reason.”

    The Artilleryman is full of crafty plans and a grim determination for mankind to survive, to go underground, work tirelessly and eventually reemerge and defeat the invaders, even implying that the loss of most fellow humans will be a good thing, as they are fat, conformist, and will be nothing but cattle for the Martians. He’s full of plans, plans that require much work… but in the end, what he’s interested in is in looting the houses of the dead, drinking their wine, eating their food, really. He’s not about to start any underground resistance:

    “We’re working well,” he said. He put down his spade. “Let us knock off a bit” he said. “I think it’s time we reconnoitred from the roof of the house.”
    I was for going on, and after a little hesitation he resumed his spade; and then suddenly I was struck by a thought. I stopped, and so did he at once.
    “Why were you walking about the common,” I said, “instead of being here?”
    “Taking the air,” he said. “I was coming back. It’s safer by night.”
    “But the work?”
    “Oh, one can’t always work,” he said, and in a flash I saw the man plain.”

    One of Flaubert’s last works, “Bouvard et Pécuchet” is about these two mediocre clerks who come upon a legacy; they retire to the country together and try their hand at every possible activity, from farming to archeology, failing miserably in every single one of them, because they are too stupid, too lazy, just too much like most of us living in late stage industrial capitalism, where, in Conrad’s words again, “Society, not from any tenderness, but because of its strange needs, had taken care of those two men, forbidding them all independent thought, all initiative, all departure from routine; and forbidding it under pain of death. They could only live on condition of being machines. And now, released from the fostering care of men with pens behind the ears, or of men with gold lace on the sleeves, they were like those lifelong prisoners who, liberated after many years, do not know what use to make of their freedom.”

    Bouvard and Pécuchet eventually run out of money and go back to clerking. But the question that keeps nagging at me is, “what if there’s no clerking (or plentiful cold beer), to go back to?”

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    • SoftStarLight February 19, 2023 at 12:24 am #

      It’s very dark but very real. It’s like you can hate and rage at the regime and the machine but what happens when it stops working and you are no longer a cog in the wheel. I find myself thinking an awful lot about similar things in regard to the collapse of society. Ideally it would be nice to be located in a very remote area and already used to living off the grid so to speak. But short of that it is also scary to think how people will react to the breakdown of all the routine systems of modern life. And who may become literal monsters and demons when there is no more electricity and running water. It is isolating because other than online irl when discussing this with people most think you are crazy lol. Although now with the world being so dicey in so many ways more of the normies are sensing the something wicked this way comes vibes. Unfortunately it will probably be very ugly. Perhaps it would be best to be a nomad rather than staying in one place for some time? The possibilities become endless.

      • SpeedyBB February 19, 2023 at 8:29 pm #

        SSL – explaining allusions of otherwise-innocent terms to non-native speakers can be most insightful. One of the corollary benefits of being an ESL instructor (house ni99er kind of job).

        Consider the term “drifter”. Huge pejorative payload, particularly during the Thirties, when survival meant turning the screws and holding in place in your tight little near-starving community. “Get out of this town before sundown” and not just for the dusky-skinned outsider either. “Okie”, I learned, when teaching in Fresno, once had a deeply-pejorative significance.

        The world will be aswarm with drifters once the goodies run dry. How will those tight little communities, presumably well-armed and defended by veterans, deal with them?

        “Nomad” only works where there is space to roam.

        • SoftStarLight February 19, 2023 at 10:07 pm #

          But Speedy there is space everywhere! Even space within us! Ok seriously, yes, words are critical. I definitely like the word nomad more than drifter. I don’t expect that the tight knit communities will welcome strangers at all unless they can use the strangers for something. Maybe some drifters will form tight knit communities of their own. Coming together both by choice and necessity.

    • Paula D February 19, 2023 at 11:23 am #

      I’m guessing that your friend will be so miserable with the DTs that he won’t be any physical threat.

  66. Islander February 18, 2023 at 8:33 pm #

    Some development on the cash vs. digital front:


    • SoftStarLight February 18, 2023 at 9:51 pm #

      Hopefully they will vote to keep cash. Ukraine will be rebuilt as a cashless society. At least that is the plan of the globalists who want to rebuild it in to a complete surveillance state controlled by ai.

    • SpeedyBB February 19, 2023 at 8:31 pm #

      Is there not a whiff of irony in the banker-bedeviled Swiss doing that, Islander?

      • Amman February 20, 2023 at 3:47 am #

        Misty irony, yes.

    • Amman February 20, 2023 at 3:46 am #

      In short, more power to them.
      This must be the old school CH.

  67. Paula D February 18, 2023 at 9:02 pm #

    Speaking of the evil demons who rule us, and also occupy Syria, there are no words for the evil they are perpetuating on the people of Syria.

    Even after a devastating earthquake they not only refused to lift sanctions, but they stopped private citizen fund-raising through PayPal and GoFundMe. (Just like with the Canadian truckers.)

    AND they are still stealing the oil, even while people were dying under the rubble, with no machinery to help get them out.

    It is beyond my ability to comprehend the pure evil that lurks in the hearts of our overlords. They rejoice in the deaths of millions and the misery of billions. They need to be taken down.


    • SoftStarLight February 18, 2023 at 9:34 pm #

      They are totally looting their oil and wheat. It’s inhumane. And then Kamala Harris stands there and accuses Russia of committing crimes against humanity. It’s really beyond the pale. And to add insult to injury Israel just bombed a neighborhood in Damascus.

    • GreenAlba February 18, 2023 at 10:01 pm #

      Yes, they are letting money get through to the White Helmets …

      • SoftStarLight February 18, 2023 at 11:47 pm #

        Do you mean they are not letting money get through to the White Helmets?

        • GreenAlba February 19, 2023 at 8:01 am #

          No, I mean they are letting money through to the White Helmets because the White Helmets are not what we are told they are. They have been involved in child trafficking and in false flag ops in Syria. They are owned, which is why they are getting money through.


          Below the timeline there are articles, including one by Vanessa Beeley, who has reported on Syria throughout the conflict (she lives in Damascus).

          • GreenAlba February 19, 2023 at 8:10 am #

            There was footage in one of the recent UK Column news episodes of White Helmets ‘lifting a Syrian child out of the rubble where he was buried’. I’d give you the link but I can’t remember which day it was. It’s old footage now, but the child is basically supposed to have been buried for a time under the rubble and dust of a collapsed building. They bring him out, not remotely traumatised but as happy as Larry, smiling, without a mark on him and not even a speck of dust. And it is obvious from his reaction to the man holding him that he knows these people. It was entirely theatre, but you’d think they’d have taken the trouble to make him a bit dusty at least and told him to cry! If I come across it I’ll post if for you, SSL.

          • Paula D February 19, 2023 at 11:26 am #

            They did that during their terrorist campaign also.

            I remember they “rescued” the same damn kid at least 3 times. The Mighty Wurlitzer, of course, holds them up as heroes.

            Then they got a standing ovation at the Oscars, just like Bana “Better to start WW3 than allow Holocaust Aleppo” Abed.

          • SoftStarLight February 19, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

            Wow ok, thanks for the information. I should have known better since mainstream sources are of the position that they are a volunteer rescue operations force. Yes if they are linked to Al-Qaeda then the intel agencies are definitely involved. Crazy!

    • Amman February 20, 2023 at 4:10 am #

      It’s an anti-spirit that’s taken over their minds and one in which they rejoice in.

      According to religion, they will burn in hell.

      Meantime, in “secular” terms, non-stop Resistance and outlasting them is a Victory in itself.

  68. trypillian February 18, 2023 at 9:45 pm #

    The inarguably Russian ownership of Crimea is quite arguable. The origin of civilization is not in the Iraq desert rather a few kms north of present day Crimea and expanding throughout the vast fertile prairie lands and into the southern peninsula proper. The date of this ownership commencing is 24,000 BCE. Anthropology nowadays humbly admits the woeful error of its status quo. The Aratta Civilization is duly sanctified as the real cradle of civilization, complete with writing, agriculture, social constructs and engineered habitations.

    Kyiv was a sophisticated city of education, commerce, religion and culture in the fifth century whilst Moscow was still swampland which did not exist until the fifteenth century; 1000 years later; ha ha! The mafia economy to the east of Ukraine derived its name [russia] from Ukraine. The Kievan-Rus Civilization was the de facto civilization. That country today with the two-headed scrawny chicken as a flag symbol wanted nothing to do with Crimea. They even lost the Crimean War to England and France. Catherine the not so Great wanted native ruskies to go to Crimea but nobody went – too hot and dry. She enticed Germanic people to live there as a disparate misguided imperialistic move – pravda. They pretended to own the peninsula with no success. Lenin, the intelligent commie subsequently defined present day Ukraine including Crimea, as a geographically logical continuation extent of the vast prairie, mountains, forests and rivers of the land of Ukraine.

    Mafia claims of ownership of the south-eastern Ukrainian provinces are horribly
    wrong as Stalin caused a famine in the early 1930’s by stealing farmers produce and resulting in the murder of 7 million men, women and children. In 1944 Stalin forced the deportation of 200,000 of the indigenous people of Crimea; the Tartars to Siberia. If persons claim Crimea [the Tartar name of the Peninsula] and other south-eastern provinces of Ukraine then they are supporting genocide as a means of savage imperialism.

    • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2023 at 7:46 am #

      Good post Typ, but Putin interprets historical events a little bit differently. The problem for Ukraine, NATO, and the West is that Putin’s interpretation is backed up by 6000 nuclear warheads & the largest array of field artillery in the world, which is the ‘Realpolitik’ of the situation.

    • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2023 at 7:55 am #

      The same kind of logic could have been used against the US during the Mexican War (another border conflict), and it was. But President Polk wasn’t buying it; Polk had his own ideas on the history & and destiny of NAmerica — and an Anglo army to back it up.

    • Jarek February 19, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

      As Messi said, ultimately no one owns anything. The Earth laughs at such presumption. So does God.

      Watch the movie, the Naked Prey. Some Black warrior suddenly appear, smiling and holding out his hand. Pay the toll. The safari guide tells them to take out the trinkets. But the guy paying the guide says, No. By what right are they shaking us down? The guide says, It’s their land. The payer replies, Who says? The guide, Well they’ve been here for generations and isn’t that enough?

      Not for payer and he shoves the smiling man and away and draw guns on the rest. The guide says, Now we’re in real trouble.

      And how! Watch the movie. Or watch the news as to how the Russian tribe is dealing with such arrogance as yours.

      • Blackbird February 19, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

        Thanks Jars. Guess I’ll have to (try to) watch the movie again.

        Always thought it had a message, just wasn’t sure what it was.

    • Amman February 20, 2023 at 4:13 am #

      We can determine this history all for ourselves. I doubt you are right given that you put down the Russians.

  69. KesaAnna February 18, 2023 at 9:48 pm #

    ” That the Messiah was King as well as Savior was a common understanding in the Church (Acts 17:7). ”

    What Church would that be ?

    The Church of the spirit , the Church of the mind , the Church of those who don’t like the organized , Churchianity – thing , so hold Church alone in their own kitchen ?

    And if it is the above , then why is ” Church ” capitalized ? as if it were a tangible , visible , institution – type thing ?

    I could be wrong , but it strikes me as somewhat peculiar to capitalize a sentiment , an invisible thought.

    Never mind , though.

    Whenever someone accuses me of being unintelligible , MessianicDruid is one of the people I immediately think of.

    In all seriousness , I have been reading him almost four years now and still can’t figure out what the fuck he is driving at , about anything.
    So it’s all good I guess.

    • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2023 at 7:49 am #

      Nice to hear from you once again, KA.

      I always stop to read your posts.

    • messianicdruid February 19, 2023 at 11:14 am #

      KesaAnna asked, “What Church would that be ?”

      Acts 17 is talking about people who were called out [ ecclesia ] of the world system of government [ men ruling other men ] to obey the commandment to ” have no other god [ rulemaker ]”. We have no Creator-given right to worship other gods [ rulemakers ].

      This is the church before it was denominated [ divided ] into warring factions by following the commandments and doctrines of men.

      Parable of Nicodemas

      Once upon a time there was a congregation [ an assembly of believers ] gathered in a building [ mistakingly referred to as a church ] studying the time Nicodemus visited Jesus:


      Some of the group asserted that Nicodemus was a busy man and worked hard all day serving his people and visiting at night because it was the only chance he had to ask questions of Jesus.

      Some thought he came to Jesus after hours because he was scared of the Sanhedrin and didn’t want to harm his reputation.

      This discussion went on for weeks with each side making their arguments for their point if view. Things were said, feelings were hurt and anomosities created.

      It got so bad they just could not get along, even at home or in the community. The “Nicodemas worked hard all day” faction threatened to leave and start over elsewhere. The “Nicodemas was scared” group said, “okay then”.

      So the “Nicodemas worked hard all day” group bought a building on the other side of town, hired a new preacher and began having services there.

      The “Nicodemas was scared” group made a new sign to emphasize their difference from the other group, and civility [ but not fellowship ] was restored.

      All this happened over a thing the scripture said nothing about.

      • Woodchuck February 19, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

        “This is the church before it was denominated [ divided ] into warring factions by following the commandments and doctrines of men.”

        Around 1000 years ago a monolithic and universal Roman Church split into two pieces, Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox. From that time on, various Crusades against countries following the Eastern Church were conducted by Western powers. The Eastern Orthodox were considered heretics, and the West made/makes it a point to destroy heretics wherever they are, and that means Russia became a target for Crusades long long ago. Two huge campaigns against Russia were conducted first by Napoleon and later by Hitler. Both campaigns failed miserably and resulted in the complete destruction of both the armies and the governments who sent them East.

        The Crusade going on right now will very likely result in the collapse and end of both NATO/EU and the final collapse of the USA.

        The Western Church became completely demonic and has broken up into some 30,000 different sects and denominations that don’t get along that well with each other. The Protestant Churches are full of tv scamsters and other con men stealing countless millions of dollars from gullible Christians who believe delusional crap like the “prosperity gospel”. The Roman Catholic Church is now just a refuge for criminal pedophiles and confused effeminate males wearing fancy robes and even pink slippers. The Western Church is now failing and attendance is in record low numbers and churches are closing. In Europe the big cathedrals are mostly now museums kept going for tourists to gawk at.

        In contrast, the Eastern Orthodox Church never split up into thousands of pieces, and it was never governed by popes. It’s growing rapidly and becoming the centerpiece for Russian culture and life. The real war emerging now is essentially between the demonic and satan controlled Western Church and the Eastern Orthodox that never took the dark path. Who will win in the end? God or satan? Most everyone in the West is rooting for satan.

        • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

          Not to mention the Congregationalists (UCC), direct descendants of the Puritans of Plymouth, and Calvinists of Boston, America’s founding Church, last week in Norwalk at the Sunday Service, hosting a Drag Performance for the gathered flock, including little kids.

          Apparently it was a resounding success, and more events like it are planned. Why not? After all, according to the Minister, God loves all his children.

          • Blackbird February 19, 2023 at 5:20 pm #

            Calvinists supporting Drag Queen Story Hour?

            No wonder my mom was so ready to quit this life.

      • Jarek February 19, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

        The early church was hierarchical, with elders, deacons, priests, etc. The 12 apostles were the first Bishops. Paul told women to remain silent. No one wanted to hear their nonsense. Imagine letting ani talk in church! I love ani of course. But she enough of a burden outside of church.

        Messi’s church is just an extreme Protestant fantasy. The ultimate individualism, no structure just each person reading the Bible and coming to their own conclusion. He thinks they’ll come to the same conclusion and be able to build a government on that mutual understand. As I said, fantasy.

        Woody’s only interest in religion is the above. Catholic bad. Orthodox good. He’s a one trick pony in this regard.

        • Woodchuck February 19, 2023 at 3:53 pm #

          ” Paul told women to remain silent. No one wanted to hear their nonsense”

          Is this why you and queen Mary continue to battle each other in here? BTW, Paul never wrote that. A number of epistles supposedly written by him were not. Bible scholars who are experts in ancient languages and writing styles have figured this out. The early church included female evangelists and apostles – if I’m not mistaken. The 12 weren’t bishops of any sort and no documents exist proving that. You are just quoting church tradition. Bishops came later in the 2nd century.

          • messianicdruid February 19, 2023 at 5:42 pm #

            The reason for women’s silence in the [ full ] assembly is to avoid usurping her husband’s authority. She was to listen carefully and then ask her husband in another setting. This served to keep him involved and fulfilling his role, and her fulfilling her’s as an helpmeet.

            messianicdruid’s “church is just an extreme Protestant fantasy.”

            I do not have a church, I am the church [ ecclesia – the called out ].

            “He thinks they’ll [ all believers ] come to the same conclusion and be able to build a government on that mutual understanding.”

            No. The Kingdom is already built and being enlarged as reconciliation is preached with the Holy Spirit as guide.

            “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.”

            “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.”

            “No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.”

  70. Islander February 18, 2023 at 10:31 pm #

    Very interesting post at Voltairenet, by Thierry Meyssan.


    “The earthquake that has just shaken Turkey and Syria does not have the characteristics of earthquakes observed so far, anywhere in the world. The fact that a dozen Western ambassadors left Ankara in the five days preceding the earthquake and that, in the same period, their countries issued advice not to travel to Turkey seems to indicate that the West knew in advance what was going to happen. The United States has the technical means to cause earthquakes. In 1976, they promised never to use them. Romanian Senator Diana Ivanovici ?o?oac? claims that they violated their signature of the “Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Environmental Modification Techniques for Military or any other Hostile Purposes” and caused this earthquake [6]. President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has asked his intelligence services (M?T) to investigate what is now only a hypothesis. In the case of a positive response, it would have to be admitted that Washington, aware that it is no longer the world’s leading economic power, nor the world’s leading military power, destroys its allies before it dies.”

    Other interesting speculations and entrail readings re NATO.


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    • Islander February 18, 2023 at 10:50 pm #

      Voltairenet is on fire!

      Another great post, on the toings and froings in Ukraine, meant to wipe out any traces of the connections between Kolomoisky and Hunter Biden, and Kol and Zelensky.

      Excerpt (but do read the whole thing):

      “Hunter Biden has hired one of the most famous American lawyers, Abbe Lowell. He has requested a criminal investigation and sent letters to all the people who played a role in the disclosure of the contents of his client’s laptop, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon. He accused them of violating the privacy of his client, urged them to retract the conclusions they drew from the contents of the computer, and thus bury the case. At the same time, a delegation from the Departments of Defense and State, as well as USAID, went to Ukraine to advise the Zelensky government to clean up some of the mess [8]. Officially, it was only to ensure that the money offered at the expense of the US taxpayers was not misappropriated by corrupt officials. Unofficially, it was only a matter of eliminating the annoying pawns without touching the others. In two days, fourteen personalities resigned in a chain. Five regional governors (Valentin Reznichenko (Dnipropetrovsk), Oleksander Starukh (Zaporizhia), Dmytro Zhivytsky Surya), Yaroslav Yanshayevich (Kherson) and Oleksiy Kulba (Kiev)), four deputy ministers (including Viacheslav Shapovalov (Defense) and Vasyl Lozynsky (Infrastructure)) and two heads of a government agency left their posts, in addition to the deputy head of the presidential administration (Kyrylo Tymoshenko) and the deputy prosecutor general (Oleksiy Symonenko). . . .
      “Technically, Ihor Kolomoysky is not being prosecuted for the assassinations he ordered, but for rigging a gas lot auction involving two deputy energy ministers for nearly a million dollars.

      Arresting mafia boss Ihor Kolomoysky removes the traces of many problems. He is the key witness to link President Volodymyr Zelensky with the “integral nationalists”, i.e. between a defender of democracy and anti-democrats, and between a Jewish personality and mass murderers of Jews. For the “President’s Men”, Kolomoysky is the main Ukrainian personality who can be held accountable for the corruption of Hunter Biden and, eventually, Joe Biden. . . . ”


      • Islander February 18, 2023 at 10:53 pm #

        John Kerry is up to his eyeballs in this sick Ukrainian swamp.

        • TPTB-USA February 21, 2023 at 10:38 am #

          John Kerry is up to his eyeballs in the world wide coup.

  71. The Man They Call Zazelle February 19, 2023 at 2:19 am #

    Universal Logan’s Run: Civilizational Mortality As An Embedded Limit?
    (like the speed of light)

    Hi Matt [O’Dowd of PBS’ Space Time]…

    I periodically watch your show on YouTube (YT) and so just wanted to share a relevant epiphany that I just had concerning Fermi’s Paradox. (Perhaps another idea/topic/angle for another Space Time episode?)…

    Here it is:

    As individuals, our deaths, our mortality, may be important, perhaps even crucial or built into the very fabric of nature because, if we didn’t die or ‘soon enough’, and our births remained the same, we’d likely overrun the planet in mere months or a few years at the most and therefore threaten our very existence.

    Now I’ve heard, as I imagine you have, of the idea of space-faring civilizations and how, if they existed, they’d likely (have already) colonize(d) the entire galaxy in a matter of a few million, hundreds of millions or maybe, to be conservative, a billion years. This would still seem within a short time-frame compared with how long the universe has existed…

    But here’s the thing and it’s related, as you may have already guessed, to the idea of overrunning the planet, but in this case applied to the idea of overrunning the galaxy or maybe even the local universe.

    In other words, perhaps, the death of a civilization may be comparable and as important/crucial/natural to the death of an individual, so as not to overrun the galaxy.


    (This is above and beyond the other potential problems with interstellar travel.)

    • SoftStarLight February 19, 2023 at 3:43 am #

      It makes a lot of sense. There are so many examples of this in nature. The way the food chain itself is even a built in feature of existence that keeps populations in check. And with life as we know it there is death. There is no life form that we have found that is immortal. Also it seems silly to contemplate travel to other planets in a serious way given that we have so much to fix or attempt to fix with ourselves here imo.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 19, 2023 at 5:01 am #

        ” Also it seems silly to contemplate travel to other planets in a serious way given that we have so much to fix or attempt to fix with ourselves here imo.” ~ SoftStarLight


        “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, “In Grave Danger of Falling Food” (Documentary 1989,You Tube)

        • SoftStarLight February 19, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

          True and totally agree. If we were far more advanced and civilized then it might not be such an outrageous proposition. Maybe instead our goal or dream should be a trash and plastic free world ocean!? Or perhaps not letting toxic chemicals just mass escape freely into the environment.

        • Jarek February 19, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

          What was the name of that Jerry Pournelle novel? When the little elephants attacked Earth, they were far from united. Some said, why bother? We might lose after all. Why not just stay out among the gas giants in the asteroid zone, and mine out there for what we need? Creating new habitats as needed?

          But the lure of an actual planet they could live on was too great and they attacked.

          • SoftStarLight February 19, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

            Is that how the elephants came to the Earth? I have heard that octopus and squids and possibly some other sea creatures appear to be completely alien.

          • Blackbird February 19, 2023 at 5:41 pm #

            Cephalopods (octopi, squids, cuttlefish, etc.) are completely alien.

            I’ve had a school of squid go into orbit around me while I was videoing them – staring me in the eye through my videocamera.

            I’ve been (damn near) molested by octopi curious about what I was doing – and almost follow me out of the water.

            I’ve had female cuttlefish maintain station next to my cheek while I opened up secure little places under the coral for them to attach their eggs.

            I’ll never eat another cephalopod.

          • MaryQueen February 19, 2023 at 10:58 pm #

            BB, agree about the cephalopods.

            Otherworldly and so intelligent. I don’t know how people can kill and eat them.

          • Amman February 20, 2023 at 4:17 am #

            Completely Alien? You are saying they have alien-like “Sci-fi” powers…

    • gustafson.robert.22 February 19, 2023 at 6:25 am #

      “Knowing God” is all about living within limits. Conscious comprehension and acceptance of natural limits.

      • messianicdruid February 19, 2023 at 11:20 am #

        Yes, being able to follow simple instructions.

      • Jarek February 19, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

        God – if God is God and worthy of being called God – is supernatural. Gustpah has no interest in the supernatural per se. But yes, if God or the Supernatural is the author of the Natural as well, we should be able to attain harmony thru His grace so as to accept and deal with natural limits gracefully.

        Messi’s point that we don’t own anything ultimately is key. God allows relative ownership but we must remember Him, the real owner.

        God allows sin and death, but does not wish or condone it. Similarly, the Church allows prostitution, without wishing or condoning it.

        • GreenAlba February 19, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

          Your last sentence is meaningless. The Church ‘allows’ theft and murder the same way God ‘allows’ sin and death. You are determined to ‘allow’ prostitution in some special way because it is something men want and which humiliates men’s wives – and humiliating women forms a huge part of your gratification in life. Perhaps you missed the ‘fornication’ stuff in your manual.

          • elysianfield February 19, 2023 at 5:02 pm #

            “something men want and which humiliates men’s wives”

            A woman who understands men might be disgusted, perhaps developing a contempt for her mate’s obvious weaknesses, but humiliated?

            Having lived with males your entire life, have you not learned this most basic lesson? Infidelity is a flaw of character, not one of the flesh. If your husband was found with pics of Salma Hayek, would you be offended? Why?

          • GreenAlba February 19, 2023 at 5:16 pm #

            “but humiliated?”

            Er, yes. Men who shag other women humiliate their wives. Keeping pictures of Salma Hayek is simply a bit pathetic, when Salma Hayek wouldn’t spit on you if you were on fire. Men’s choice to abase themselves before the women they wish they could have but can’t is sad, but that’s up to them.

          • GreenAlba February 19, 2023 at 5:21 pm #

            Personally, I find drooling over super-attractive people who wouldn’t spit on you if you were on fire rather similar to doffing your cap to your betters.

          • Night Owl February 19, 2023 at 5:40 pm #

            Elysian, are you trying to tell us something?

          • Disaffected February 19, 2023 at 8:33 pm #


            I think he’s just trying to say that men are visually oriented creatures ruled by their hormones and sexual appetites, which would seem to be rather obvious, for better or worse. The current market place for “things” in general seems to bear that out, for better or worse, even allowing for the fact that current mass marketing techniques exaggerate that tendency greatly.

            Men – for better or worse – are what they are. Flawed creatures, as are we all.

          • elysianfield February 19, 2023 at 9:30 pm #

            “Personally, I find drooling over super-attractive people who wouldn’t spit on you if you were on fire rather similar to doffing your cap to your betters”

            Where dignity and pride are concerned, men have little, in context.

            Feel betrayed, not humiliated.

            ” Men’s choice to abase themselves before the women they wish they could have but can’t is sad,” Yes, Alba, sad on many levels, but an absolute.

          • hmuller February 19, 2023 at 10:46 pm #

            You reminded me of an old song.

            “Let’s take a kayak,
            To visit Salma Hayek,
            Let’s get away from it all.”

            I googled Salma, she’s 56. A little past shelf life?

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 6:52 am #

            “Feel betrayed, not humiliated.”

            Fortunately, it has not, to my knowledge, ever happened, so I don’t need to feel betrayed either on that count. But I am capable of empathy.

            And I don’t think a willingness to abase oneself before unnattainable women is anything like absolute. (I tend to think you are showing false consensus bias, given previous admissions.) But I agree with you that many men show no dignity or pride in the matter, which is, as I said, sad.

            I have never paid any particular attention to extremely good-looking men at any time in my life. I figured they would be big-headed enough already, without my attentions, and I don’t find conceit attractive in anyone.

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 6:53 am #


          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 6:58 am #

            For the record, I feel exactly the same about paying attention to wealthy men. Not interested, thanks.

          • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 9:49 am #

            GA, now you’ve made your husband feel like he got you by being poor and ugly.

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 11:37 am #

            hm – There is a difference between super-attractive types (male or female) best ignored for several obvious reasons and people that are attractive to you. There is also a difference between being poor and being perfectly able to earn a living, without oozing unnecessary wealth of the kind that turns people&#