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      Who was not impressed seeing the sudden and total collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge after getting its pylon bonked by the container ship Dali a few hours before the dawn’s early light in Baltimore harbor? In America’s ongoing death-of-a-thousand-cuts, that one literally severed a major artery, but it may take a while to know how badly the wounded colossus known as the USA is bleeding out.

      “Joe Biden” emerged from his crypt pronto to state that the federal government would pony-up the cost of building the bridge back better, meant to reassure the public, you’d suppose. But perhaps the real reason was to obviate an otherwise requisite investigation of the crash by ship-owner Grace Ocean’s insurance company — since legal wrangling over responsibility would add more years to the already years-long estimated bridge replacement time-frame. And Gawd knows what else they might discover about how the darn thing came to pass. . . rumors of a Ukrainian captain at the Dali’s helm. . . stuff that the ruling intel blob might not want to get out there, especially given the still-murky role of the joint USA-UK black-op blobs in the Moscow Crocus Theater Massacre just a week earlier.

     The Crocus op, you understand, was probably the worst clusterfuck qua Three Stooges blob operational procedure in memory, since four of the six surviving Tajiki shooters were nabbed in a car enroute to the Ukraine border (where they would’ve been whacked into silence, since they failed to martyr themselves at the scene-of-the-crime), and by now had surely sung their hearts out to persuasive interrogators of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) — the take-away being that President VV Putin has got to be mighty pissed-off and itching for revenge. Was the FSK Bridge take-down the first repayment for that, lots of people inside and outside Blob Central were probably wondering?

     You’d also have to wonder, qua the bridge disaster itself, about the implied reverberations through the insurance industry. Consider that the insurance industry is a major cog in the machinery of finance and banking, since insurance company reserves are traditionally allocated in supposedly safe sovereign treasury bonds. Liquidations anyone? Maritime insurance was already groaning under the burden of all that monkey-business in the Red Sea, thanks to Houthi rocket and drone attacks on the shipping of Western Civ. Are the banks quaking harder now? Many across Western Civ were already trembling before the FSK Bridge job.

     While the awesome spectacle of the bridge collapse traumatized the country, it also brought to mind the fantastic flow of ten-thousand illegal border crossings a day, stage-managed by the “Joe Biden” Homeland Security team. Did you kind of wonder how many in that 10K-a-day flow might be the same species of Central Asian mutts who volunteered to slaughter over 150 (so far) Russian concert-goers? Nobody is checking who they are, you realize. They just step on US soil, get issued smartphones, loaded debit cards, walking-around cash money, airplane and bus tickets and, voila, there they are in your home town tomorrow, looking for something to occupy themselves. Thanks a bunch, Alejandro Mayorkas!

     Are you wondering what sort of mayhem they might be capable of unleashing any place from Bangor to Burbank in the weeks and months ahead? (And, while you’re at it, think about all the food processing plant fires, train wrecks, and other mysterious tribulations around the country the past couple of years.) Consider that this very week alone, following the FSK Bridge disaster, absolutely nothing has been done by our government to stem that flow of countless potential saboteurs into the country. The news media isn’t even talking about it (of course).

     The prospects might look a bit unnerving, wouldn’t you agree? Things catching fire, blowing up, and falling down here, there, and everywhere. . . more of those thousand cuts adding up. Just maybe, the dazed-and-confused (possibly hypnotized) American public, a.k.a., the “voters,” might put together that “Joe Biden” and the Party of Chaos that owns him, are actually responsible for the on-going take-down of our country. After a certain point — now apparently passed — sheer incompetence is no longer a plausible explanation for what you are seeing.

     Oh, one other thing, look out for on-the-ground economic reverberations from the FSK Bridge disaster. For instance, Baltimore is the USA’s top port for importing and exporting automobiles. Also, earth-moving and large farm equipment, fertilizer, lumber, coal, and steel. Other arrangements must be made, for years ahead, considering the trucking links. It’s especially an interruption for trucking between the mid-Atlantic / New England states and much of Dixieland. It will affect the transport of fruits and vegetables to the Washington-Boston corridor. Things are going to cost more and we are already in an inflationary trouble-zone. How will this thunder elsewhere through an economy which, despite the japes of “Joe Biden’s” statisticians, is actively disintegrating? The fluttering wings of this black swan already throw a chill on spring’s incoming zephyrs.


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479 Responses to “Oh Say Can You See?”

  1. cowbell81 March 29, 2024 at 9:35 am #

    Indeed, wonder what the coming week will bring. So many large-scale events happened now, it is getting hard to keep up! Nice to know that Old Joe is promising to dip into our endless finds to get the Key Bridge rebuilt stat!

    Speaking of the rebuild, there was a news story about how this presents a golden opportunity to provide minorities and other unrepresented people jobs. If this is the case, please remind me to never drive over this bridge again after it is built….or any other infrastructure that is completed under such an asinine policy. People decide not to fly Boeing these days for a reason…

    httpsXX://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/opinion-race-the-construction-industry-and-the-francis-scott-key-bridge/ar-BB1kEkdQ

    “The collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge is an opportunity for Biden to change the storyline. The bridge, a major conduit over the Baltimore Harbor, collapsed after being struck by a cargo ship Tuesday. It spans more than 1.5 miles across the Patapsco River and, as a major connecting point for the region, will need to be rebuilt.”

    “Biden can use the rebuilding process to champion Black labor in the construction industry. If done right, he can incorporate the issue in his efforts to generate enthusiasm among Black working-class men broadly. He can use it to demonstrate awareness of how the civil construction industry needs to address a history of excluding Black labor. ”

    “The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse is a moment for Biden to show concern for rebuilding a vital bridge — and for building a bridge of inclusion for Black American workers in the construction industry as well.”

    • Uncle.Al March 29, 2024 at 10:01 am #

      When did Woke ever conceptualize a catenary? The big problem is preventing the George Floyd Rainbow Span, “feelings made rea,l” from falling down faster than it can be inflated.

    • Ishabaka March 29, 2024 at 10:05 am #

      Have no fear, Ol’ Joe has commissioned Boeing to build the new bridge.

      • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:41 am #

        You realize that they’ll have to do environmental impact studies first before they commence rebuilding the bridge.

        • BackRowHeckler March 29, 2024 at 1:56 pm #

          That in itself will take 15 years. The DEI committee will need to get involved as well, make sure the engineers, planners & skilled workforce contains no White Men, but an equitable share of Trannies, Lesbos, illegal aliens, black felons, gay men, and single black women with at least 6 kids with 6 different fathers. Naming the bridge shouldn’t be a problem as all msjor projects from here to eternity will be The George Floyd Memorial _________.

    • rainmaker March 29, 2024 at 10:07 am #

      Black labor? Don’t make me laugh. The crew on the bridge filling potholes at 1:30 am were workers from Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela, Guatemala… No “Black Labor” there.

      • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:40 am #

        No black American in their right frigging mind would be out there at 1:30 in the morning filling potholes. Come on, man!

    • Beryl of Oyl March 29, 2024 at 10:13 am #

      Geraldo Rivera, famous for something a long time ago, seized the opportunity to scold us for our prejudice against illegal aliens (who he evidently considers a race) because it was them out there doing the bridge work Americans won’t do.

      Except millions of Americans would kill for a public works job.

      • Cankerpuss March 29, 2024 at 10:17 am #

        I believe all of the workers on the bridge were from El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico.

      • rainmaker March 29, 2024 at 10:23 am #

        Boo – my niece, who is half black, married a black guy, and had 3 kids with him. This guy refused to hold a job for any length of time, and he had some good positions. He was employed for short periods by The Missouri Dept. of Transportation, the City of Columbia MO, a medical lab.. Every time my niece nagged him to get a job, we would take bets on how long it would be before he just stayed in bed and refused to go to work, usually 3-5 months. The bastard finally did the niece a favor by having a fatal heart attack at the age of 38, several months after she kicked him out. I get to joke about it, I say he died of laziness.

        • cowbell81 March 29, 2024 at 10:27 am #

          What your niece see in this guy in the first place to want to get married to him, let alone have three kids with him? The saddest part is that these kids now don’t have a father figure to bring them up in the world.

          • rainmaker March 29, 2024 at 10:33 am #

            He was a lousy father figure. She fell for him in high school, he was a tall, smooth talker, with an attitude, and she was short, fat and a little insecure. He turned her into a welfare case, going around to all the agencies and handout desks just to keep a roof over the family’s head and food on the table. Mr. Wonderful was happy to just go along for the ride.

          • Cankerpuss March 29, 2024 at 10:39 am #

            Cowbell, you took the words right out of my mouth. Rainmaker’s niece’s husband appears to have been a real loser.

            What does that say about the woman who chooses to sleep with the man and bring new human beings into the world with him?

            Women need to choose better and stop making babies with men who aren’t willing to commit to them via marriage and who aren’t willing to work to support her and the children he fathers. I think if women would step up their game and demand more from their men before they screw them things might be a little different.

            Sure that guy was a bum but what does it say about Rainmaker’s niece?

          • Beryl of Oyl March 29, 2024 at 10:58 am #

            Canker, she was married to him. Perhaps he was employed when they got married?

            In any case, I know a great many women who are surprised by how bad their husband is once they have children, they expect that he will grow up and he doesn’t.

            She had more kids?

            I see people here bashing women for initiating most of the divorces, maybe she thought standing by her man and making the best of it was doing the right thing.

          • Jarek March 29, 2024 at 1:24 pm #

            Marriage is weak among Blacks – as it is in Africa as well. But the clan is strong and takes up much of the deficit there. Even here, the kids are always being shunted off to aunts and cousins. If they all lived near each other, they would be a much healthier people.

          • BackRowHeckler March 29, 2024 at 2:18 pm #

            I’ll bet he was a good basketball player. That gets the White girls interested every time.

          • Ishabaka March 29, 2024 at 4:59 pm #

            Women choose – and they do choose – some interesting men to reproduce with.

          • Suburban_elk March 30, 2024 at 8:17 am #

            In this world of no social structures, women choose to procreate with Dick Power, what they perceive as. Who is swinging the most dick.

            As a committed White advocate, it’s not meant as a self-own to say this, it’s just a fact that in this broken world Whites are lacking in confidence and purpose, and not to mention actual physical health issues, and it reflects in not having confident Dick Power scores. Whereas the blacks have a confidence there, despite and or because of going-nowhere-in-life.

          • Ron Anselmo March 30, 2024 at 2:15 pm #

            Elk – here’s proof:

            Two black workers filling potholes on the FSK Bridge before it collapsed. One says I have to take a leak. The other one says me too.

            So, they unzip and lean over the railing. The first one says, man this water’s cold! The other one says, it’s deep too!

            A TMI, FYI, I’m white and my DP score is an 11.

      • Lyndy33 March 29, 2024 at 10:29 am #

        It was probably a white contractor with connections who had the repair contract and he hired the cheapest labor he could find to repair the potholes. It probably was not a job of public service.

        • Beryl of Oyl March 29, 2024 at 11:02 am #

          Probably, Lyndy.

          For all we know, the contract could have had a set-aside for illegal aliens.

          Geraldo has to have seen citizens patching potholes though.

          I thought we got past that “doing the jobs Americans won’t do” big lie, but evidently Geraldo hasn’t.

          • BackRowHeckler March 29, 2024 at 2:56 pm #

            They be Geraldo’s long lost cousins.

          • Blackbird March 29, 2024 at 7:59 pm #

            “I thought we got past that “doing the jobs Americans won’t do” big lie…”

            Beryl, you need to tune in to the Lamestream Media more often…

            Why do we need to let anyone in to this country that wants in? “To do the jobs that (lazy stupid white) Americans won’t do!”

            Who died in the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge? (Immigrants! That’s why we need more of them!)

            “Newcomers” are less likely to rape and kill than (lazy stupid white) American citizens – so let them all in and make this country safer!

            And the George Floyd scholarship that is only awarded to blacks isn’t racist. (Only whites can be racist.)

            And about half the country sucks down this swill like mother’s milk.

        • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:36 am #

          And what would the cheapest labor be?

          • abbybwood March 29, 2024 at 12:44 pm #

            Prison labor??

          • Beryl of Oyl March 29, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

            Abby, I wonder what the incentive for prison labor is now? I know they used to want to work for cigarettes (being able to purchase them).

            Men coming out of prison are finding it nearly impossible to find the one thing they need most, a job, any job, as a direct result of illegal immigration.

            It was already hard before, now they can just forget about it.

      • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:39 am #

        White Americans weren’t hired for the job. I’m sure some applied. White Americans are the new niggers in the United States. Sorry if that offends anyone, but how can you say it’s not true?

      • malthuss March 29, 2024 at 12:16 pm #

        His book is ‘his panic’….seriously.

      • Breck March 29, 2024 at 1:29 pm #

        Fuck Geraldo Rivera.

    • liber8tor March 29, 2024 at 10:16 am #

      Well said Cowbell. We are living in the long emergency and it’s picking up speed.

    • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:05 am #

      Well, it should be a given that nobody white will ever work on that bridge, and for that reason (although I realize this is an impractical suggestion), nobody white should use it. But I rather agree with you that the construction will be shoddy and the bridge will develop problems in the future (that will probably be blamed on either republicans or MAGA “extremists.”

      • cowbell81 March 29, 2024 at 11:11 am #

        With any luck, the future design of the Key bridge replacement will quality for “Eyesore of the Month” status.

        • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:34 am #

          Will it be renamed after a POC or a transgender? Because they’re sure as hell not keeping the old name.

          • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:35 am #

            Or maybe it’ll be a two-fer.

          • Organist1022 March 29, 2024 at 2:20 pm #

            Freddie Gray. It’s Baltimore.

        • Jarek March 29, 2024 at 1:27 pm #

          You two are too much. Candidates must be threefers, with the third dimension being gender identity.

        • Breck March 29, 2024 at 1:30 pm #

          qualify

        • literofoyl March 29, 2024 at 3:18 pm #

          Boeing will design the bridge, and United Air Lines will drop in the materials.

      • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 12:25 pm #

        For which the local population will be taxed for the repairs.

      • abbybwood March 29, 2024 at 12:48 pm #

        Too bad we can’t have Russian engineers and workers design and build it.

        After Ukraine and their US masters destroyed a section of the Kirsch Bridge in Crimea (which had auto and train travel), they had that sucker up and running spit spot!

    • Paula D March 29, 2024 at 11:21 am #

      How can it be that black labor has historically been excluded from construction
      AND
      that black people built this country singlehandedly, per the 1619 Project.

      There seems to be a glitch in the propaganda matrix. Luckily, the Woke will never notice.

      • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:33 am #

        One of the characteristics of the Party in 1984 was the ability to hold two conflicting ideas in one’s mind at the same time (i.e., the Party increased the chocolate ration and decreased it at the same time). Hence, that’s what we have here in the land of the free and home of the brave. Black labor has historically been excluded from construction AND at the same time singlehandedly built the country. Now you know how democrats think.

      • cowbell81 March 29, 2024 at 11:34 am #

        Ha! That’s a great point there!

      • Beryl of Oyl March 29, 2024 at 11:55 am #

        Paula a country that is systemically racist elected a black man as president twice.

        • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 12:08 pm #

          Hopefully, they won’t repeat that mistake, but that’s probably too much to ask for.

        • malthuss March 29, 2024 at 12:17 pm #

          half rican

        • mary.m March 29, 2024 at 1:14 pm #

          Doesn’t matter who the people “elect”.

          Once in office, they will do (as told) or die.

          • beantownbill. March 29, 2024 at 1:33 pm #

            What? Are you assuming that the government is under control of other people

      • Jarek March 29, 2024 at 1:29 pm #

        Perhaps Blacks aren’t good workers when free, and without the kiss of the lash? Thus no one will hire them if Hispanics are available.

    • thinblu March 29, 2024 at 11:37 am #

      When the FB lie comes out two hours after the incident to declare it not terrorism, you know the blob is in full working gear. Watch the video for clues.
      As For what is coming over the border, read Kurt Schlichter‘s The Attack, Which sums it up very nicely. Arm up. Food up. Prepare—this summer is going to be a hot one.

      • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 12:29 pm #

        Yes, it was way too soon for a blanket “it’s not terrorism” statement. However it was accomplished, there are probably more such events forthcoming in the next few months.

      • Breck March 29, 2024 at 1:10 pm #

        “… the story of a cunning, implacable, and brutal enemy taking advantage of a confused and weak president to launch an assault that dwarfs Hamas’s strike on Israel. With a wide-open border and American law enforcement focused on churchgoers and parents attending schoolboard meetings, the jihadist enemy can pick the time and place for its deadly attack”. – blurb advertising the book on Amazoon. Those damned schoolboard deniers!

      • mary.m March 29, 2024 at 1:20 pm #

        Tom Luongo had a very interesting take on most likely who dunnit.

        Hint: Russia some what absolved US from Krokus by pointing at Ukr

        US absolved Russia by calling it absolutely an accident.

        Both most likely primarily MI6 (one +rogue Nuland; the other +eu to try to force escalation

        Altho so many hate us now, any one of our hard-earned enemies.

        In any event, expect moar.

      • TallTim March 29, 2024 at 3:28 pm #

        There is a painting from Salvador Dali called, “the broken bridge and the dream”. The ship was named Dali. The black box stopped recording right before the ship hit the bridge. Mitch McConnell’s Chinese spy wife is part owner of the shipping line. I could go on and on-especially about 1:28 and all the odd things that add up to 128. But nothing to see here.

    • loosethedogs March 29, 2024 at 12:59 pm #

      cowbell: …or perhaps “AI” can rebuild the bridge (sarc)

    • Breck March 29, 2024 at 1:06 pm #

      “this presents a golden opportunity to provide minorities and other unrepresented people jobs”

      It’s about time we started hiring white people! We’re very “under-represented.

    • Cactus Girl March 29, 2024 at 3:30 pm #

      @Cowbell:

      “…this presents a golden opportunity to provide minorities and other unrepresented people jobs. If this is the case, please remind me to never drive over this bridge again after it is built….or any other infrastructure that is completed under such an asinine policy.”

      This comment immediately made me think of something that happened to me this month. I’ve been having a lot of trouble with my internet for several months. Being dropped offline, etc. I’ve been going back and forth for months with people in India that I can barely understand. And they can’t understand ME, because Every. Single. Time. I call, I go thru the same bullshit about how they can’t find an account under my name. Because THEY spell it wrong. Do they ever apologize for that? No. I get, “Oh yes, Miss Cactus, do not worry, I will be able to fix that for you.” Yeah, right. From 10,000 miles away. Just push a button. They sent me a new router. Still had problems.

      Then, my phone died (I still have a landline, and the internet is connected to that). Once that happened, everything went local. AT&T sent out a guy to check the line. An actual, honest to God, real human being. And guess what? He was a horrible OLD WHITE MAN. Took him up to the roof, where he discovered there was a short in the wire. He switched everything over to a different wire. Took a half an hour, and everything works great now.

      When all the HORRIBLE OLD WHITE MEN die out, stick a fork in us, because we’ll be done.

  2. Htruth March 29, 2024 at 9:44 am #

    Ship Collision Shuts Down Soo Locks In Michigan: https://rumble.com/v4m69o2-ship-collision-in-saint-marys-river-soo-locks-closed.htm

    • cowbell81 March 29, 2024 at 9:50 am #

      Well, at least this ship didn’t damage any infrastructure, although it is blocking access leading from Lake Superior to the rest of the Great Lakes. Pure insanity. This is what you get when society is built on huge complexities run by a bunch of clowns. They certainly are trying to shut down the auto industry and agriculture by what happened with the Key Bridge.

      • Cankerpuss March 29, 2024 at 10:15 am #

        I’m not disputing your comment but how is Baltimore, Maryland connected to Lake Superior and the rest of the great lakes?

        Just curious.

        • Suzie March 29, 2024 at 10:24 am #

          Kind of a pattern emerging…Houthis diverting global shipping traffic through the Red Sea, FSK Bridge blocking major East Coast port, American Mariner blocking major shipping artery through Great Lakes….coincidence? Maybe.

        • Cactus Girl March 29, 2024 at 6:46 pm #

          @Cankerpuss: Canals?

      • Cankerpuss March 29, 2024 at 10:15 am #

        Never mind, Cowbell, you were referring to Htruth’s comment above. Ignore my response.

      • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:07 am #

        Ships that size do not dock at harbors in Wisconsin. We don’t have the capability of handling such sizes in ships. The latest I heard was that this would not affect Wisconsin shipping.

        • Organist1022 March 29, 2024 at 2:23 pm #

          Quite a few thousand footers (or close to it) in and out of Duluth though.

          • megabeth March 29, 2024 at 8:12 pm #

            I’ve seen some big-ass ships in Duluth, but never a container ship. Not that I live all that close to Duluth.

        • Blackbird March 31, 2024 at 1:10 pm #

          It was a 714-foot cargo ship – not a container ship – inbound to Silver Bay, Minnesota, that hit a navigation buoy blocking a bottleneck in the channel. Anything that closes the Saint Marys River will affect Wisconsin shipping.

          As a mariner myself, I can tell you those navigation buoys are strangely magnetic. Much like the magnetic rocks that caused Sinbad such grief. I’ve never hit one, but lots of other people have…

          Yesterday a barge hit a bridge over the Arkansas River in Oklahoma.

          Probably all a coincidence. Any shipping accident is going to get more coverage after the Francis Scott Key incident. It would be interesting, however, to see a record of such incidents over time to see how rare of a coincidence it is.

          Same with all the food-processing plant fires over the past couple years (and how many of those were determined to be arson, or otherwise suspicious?)…

          The black box failure on the Dali – two minutes before the collision – that looks suspicious. Then add a Ukrainian captain – but wouldn’t the vessel have been under command of a pilot, experienced in navigating the river, at that time?

          Ten years to rebuild the Francis Scott Key Bridge? I don’t think this country has ten years left. But I have no doubt millions of dollars will be spent not rebuilding the bridge.

  3. JustinMoab March 29, 2024 at 9:54 am #

    “Was the FSK Bridge take-down the first repayment for that, lots of people inside and outside Blob Central were probably wondering?”

    My first thought was tit for tat for the attempts to take down the Kerch Bridge, I wouldn’t put it past the evil Puter, though if it were me I would have gone for something more spectacular like the Golden Gate that would make a real Planet of the Apes kind of statement.

    All that said, I think the harbor’s gonna be back open reasonably soon. The bridge may take a decade, but they’ll clear the degree and water borne commerce will be flowing again in a matter of weeks.

    • Cankerpuss March 29, 2024 at 10:13 am #

      They are already bringing in barges with cranes to clear the massive wreckage.

      • stelmosfire March 29, 2024 at 10:41 am #

        They’ll have a shipping channel open right quick. Massive cranes and brave (well compensated) divers working round the clock. That underwater work is extremely dangerous. As far as the crew patching holes on the bridge. That’s a federal highway and those guys all get union wage which is a very good pay day. Those are good jobs if you can get them. My BIL works a paving crew. Lots of interstate work. They travel a lot but he makes a ton of money.

    • Breck March 29, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

      “evil Puter” – how puerile

    • mary.m March 30, 2024 at 5:43 am #

      “I would have gone for something more spectacular”

      “Putler” doesn’t worry about PR.

      He focuses on results. Eg shutting down 20% of our arms shipments to…wherever.

      And the cost to Russia? EW practice.

      Remember early in SMO, when drones suddenly re-directed, mostly straight into the ground, but one sent back from whence it came.

      I’ve been leaning to MI6 on this, but more & more, the sophistication of the attack, plus the results, whispers Russia in my ear.

  4. Uncle.Al March 29, 2024 at 9:56 am #

    1) Baltimore is the singular hub shipping US coal to Europe. Why major undertaking blast two undersea giant pipelines -an act of war – when a corrupted public works project will crumple like aluminum foil? Appalachia – “Closed until further notice.”

    2) Baltimore is a major port for US Navy backup fast response “Oh Yeah?” Dial that own to “So What?”

    3) Guy Fawks Day, 05 November 2024, will be multi-front US national emergency Suspended Elections Day.

  5. mary.m March 29, 2024 at 10:05 am #

    “species of Central Asian mutts who volunteered to slaughter over 150 (so far) Russian concert-goers?”

    Just an update: per Intel Slava Z, some 100 concert goers are still unaccounted for.

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    • Cankerpuss March 29, 2024 at 10:09 am #

      Burnt to a crisp under the collapsed roof of the building.

    • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 10:47 am #

      Those idiots, Who thought they were going to virgin bliss in paradise have a few bumps in the road care of Russia.

      • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

        What a horrible lie to get people to kill themselves.

      • mary.m March 29, 2024 at 1:24 pm #

        They didn’t think they were going to virgin bliss.

        They thought they were going to Ukraine.

        Now they’ll be lucky to break rocks in that frozen hell in Siberia

      • megabeth March 29, 2024 at 8:16 pm #

        Isn’t it established that virgin sex is just about the worst sex you’ll ever have?

        They’ve been sold a bill of goods.

        • Ron Anselmo March 30, 2024 at 2:25 pm #

          Yes Beth, it’s like taking a girl to an ice cream parlor for the first time. What flavor would you like? I don’t know, I’ve never had ice cream before, I may not even like it. It’s too cold, it’s too messy, it melts too quickly. Can you please take me home now?

    • Jarek March 29, 2024 at 1:34 pm #

      A an entire personality test could be devised based on which term people use: Tajiks, Tajikis, Tajikistanis.

      One is reminded of the Tajik journalist/oligarch, Pepe Escobar, who owned Crocus and knows Trump.

      • Blackbird March 29, 2024 at 8:19 pm #

        Jumpin’ Jesus Jars – you still don’t know who Pepe Escobar is? His surname should be a clue: “Escobar”. (Remember a guy named “Pablo Escobar”? What part of the world was he from?) Not Tajik (the correct term for people from Tajikistan). He’s Brazilian, and a journalist (you got that part right…). He writes a lot of stuff you would probably agree with – if you ever read him.

        He is not an oligarch. He is not a Tajik. He doesn’t own Crocus – probably never even heard of it until last week. I doubt he knows Trump.

        I’ve gotta assume you’re pretending to be this thick.

        • Jarek March 30, 2024 at 1:23 pm #

          I’m creating a quilt using information provided by different ladies. What you see as contradiction or misinformation, is just the design of the quilt. The problem is your male, left brain, grown to enormous proportions.

          Who am I or you to deny any of the lads or ladies their say? Are you against democracy?
          Defend yourself – if you can!

          • Blackbird March 31, 2024 at 12:23 pm #

            Defend myself? Against what? Against your quilting? No Jars, I defend your right to quilt to your heart’s content. It’s good to see you getting in-touch with your feminine side – but try to keep it private, eh?

            There is a madness to your method, I’ve never doubted that.

  6. reggiezz March 29, 2024 at 10:09 am #

    I think it was a cyber attack on the ship by the Russians. They’ve had that plan in their back pocket for a long time, ready to execute, like the takeover of Crimea during Maidan without firing a shot. Biden immediately ponied up federal money because insurance doesn’t cover acts of war.

    If I lived in Britain, I would avoid the Chunnel like the plague.

    • Cankerpuss March 29, 2024 at 10:12 am #

      That’s a stretch. How could they know that a power outage on that ship would make it turn just the perfect small amount to careen into that pylon and bring the bridge down. I’m all about conspiracy theories but that one seems like a stretch.

      Unless, of course the virus they implanted into the ships navigation system actually turned the ship into the pylon……..

      • NickelthroweR March 29, 2024 at 10:15 am #

        Stuxnet.

      • Not_GeorgeT March 29, 2024 at 10:32 am #

        The idea/theory has already been floated (possibly not the best choice of a word?) the CCP can hack into any tech systems thus gaining control of the target.

        I’m always urging caution about jumping to conclusions, advocating instead for allowing events such as this to marinate for a while.

        Just sayin… it wouldn’t surprise me.

      • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 10:45 am #

        Maybe not a virus, maybe direct control. Notice the Black Box went out during the crash.

        It would be so-o-o easy to do this hack. War may be destroying the enemies economy in the future.

        • TallTim March 29, 2024 at 3:33 pm #

          There are a lot of folks trying to take down America, many from within. Not 100% sure that just the ship could take the bridge down.

      • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 12:32 pm #

        Maybe because that was protocol, to turn the ship a certain way. If it was, they’d know that. Kind of like what the Vietcong used to do to our soldiers in Vietnam, steer them into crossfires.

      • Jarek March 29, 2024 at 1:37 pm #

        Israel controls many of the back doors of our electronic system. And many Russians are in Israel – not all of them Jews. Sleepers?

      • mary.m March 30, 2024 at 5:53 am #

        I just posted above, but I’ll repeat it here: Remember early in SMO when drones had navigation taken over & were redirected into the ground? And one, as a joke, was sent right back where it came from?

        We haven’t seen much about incidents of EW since then.

        I’m thinking they’re limiting its use to keep their sophistication as much under wraps as possible. On the rare occasion that it happens, they’re testing it on the battleground.

    • cowbell81 March 29, 2024 at 10:14 am #

      Oh, Beantown Bill will have a field day with this conspiracy theory…lol

      • beantownbill. March 29, 2024 at 12:58 pm #

        It’s pretty obvious to me that it was ‘engineered’ by otherworldly aliens. Not the lizard people aliens, but probably ones that are very afraid of humans, a well-known crazy species in galactic circles. Or it could be the Galactic Federation itself finally has acted to take down the nutcase apes to prevent further poo-flinging across a beautiful world.

    • thinblu March 29, 2024 at 12:14 pm #

      Putin, safely re-“elected”, gets his revenge for Nordstream.

    • mary.m March 29, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

      Not likely by the Russians. Tom Lupngo explains why.

  7. Cankerpuss March 29, 2024 at 10:09 am #

    “Just maybe, the dazed-and-confused (possibly hypnotized) American public, a.k.a., the “voters,” might put together that “Joe Biden” and the Party of Chaos that owns him, are actually responsible for the on-going take-down of our country.”

    My big fat ass they will. The people of this Country are so damned stupid, blind, lazy, decadent, greedy, filthy and morally vacuous that they completely incapable of looking at a puzzle and putting the pieces together. If it isn’t on the nightly news, they don’t know about, they don’t want to know about it and they don’t make any effort to find out more about it.

    I have no faith in the American people. The Country I grew up in is no more. I don’t know how to identify this thing I am living in today.

    • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 10:42 am #

      Exactly!!!!! Our population is going to get exactly what it deserves.

      • beantownbill. March 29, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

        Didn’t Clint Eastwood say something like that in the movie ‘Unforgiven’?

        • Blackbird March 29, 2024 at 8:26 pm #

          You mean, “a free one”?

    • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:09 am #

      Keep voting for those elected representatives!

    • Breck March 29, 2024 at 2:04 pm #

      And how Sir Puss do you think Americans became the way they/we are? I’d like to know your “take” on that devolution. Sincerely. I’ve never figured it out. I only have this faint surmise that it’s been a Long Game by the Cabal as it was in the early 1950s, targeting American education, via the Ford Foundation, et al.

      • TallTim March 29, 2024 at 3:36 pm #

        Big Food, Big Media, Big Medicine, Big Madness are all killers to the mind and the soul

    • Heartlander March 31, 2024 at 6:17 pm #

      I am sure you’re right that there are a lot of dumb, stupid, lazy Americans out there… but my own frustrating experience is rather with people who are good, decent, intelligent, and hardworking… but who seem to consider it IMMORAL to think or talk about unpleasant things. They seem to believe that if you’re Christian, you’re supposed to just trust God and not worry your pretty little head about anything grim or scary.

      I can see what they’re saying… but only to a point. Jesus did instruct us to be innocent as doves… but ALSO as savvy/cunning as snakes. NOT one without the other. People latch on to that sweet little dove part, but ignore the smart, savvy snake part.

      Thus, many Christians I know think that talking about politics is unseemly, or shows that your faith is weak.

      The other problem is that good Christian people are so busy with their jobs, taking care of their families, and being involved in their communities — in other words, trying to be good and responsible — that, at the end of the day, they just don’t have time or emotional energy left over for things like the fact that we are heading over the cliff to economic collapse, social chaos, and World War III.

      When families are struggling financially and emotionally, the last thing they want to hear is that society at large is collapsing around them.

      I’m hoping that Eric Metaxas’s book and movie, both titled “Letter to the American Church,” will reach a large audience and wake people up. Metaxas has deeply and extensively studied the history of Nazi Germany, and he says that, like the German people pre-1933, we in America now have a very short window of time remaining in which to stop what’s about to happen.

      Naomi Wolf has made the same point in her book “The End of America,” in which she describes the ten steps that historically, every society that has ended up totalitarian has gone through. We are in step nine now, and by the time a society gets to step ten, IT’S TOO LATE.

  8. Mister Roboto March 29, 2024 at 10:12 am #

    Just maybe, the dazed-and-confused (possibly hypnotized) American public, a.k.a., the “voters,” might put together that “Joe Biden” and the Party of Chaos that owns him, are actually responsible for the on-going take-down of our country. After a certain point — now apparently passed — sheer incompetence is no longer a plausible explanation for what you are seeing.

    Well, four years ago today, it would have been exceedingly unlikely that I would ever be chomping at the proverbial bit to vote in the next election (even if I am one of those awful early voters who supposedly represent everything wrong with our current way of doing elections) for Trump and the Republicans, yet here we are. Go figure.

    • Cankerpuss March 29, 2024 at 10:25 am #

      We will never vote our way out this mess. Even after all of this Biden bullshit I am still hearing that Trump has a very small lead in the swing states. Nothing is changed. People are still hung up on the two parties. The margin is so close in those swing states that the Democrats will cheat their guy past poor old sucker Trump and win the election. It’s been done before. Nobody did anything about it, nothing changed. It will be done again. They are playing us like a two bit piccolo. We need to wake up and stop being played.

      As I have said before, things are not bad enough yet to warrant any monument change in the thinking of the average dunce American.

      I shudder to consider just how bad things must get for people to analyze their own way of thinking and make changes.

      • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 10:40 am #

        Yeah, CankerPuss, the average American will only react when there is no toilet paper on the shelves, or disinfectant. Or weed in the head shops, or booze in the stores. Then there will be an outcry. And the solutions will come from the cartels as the government is worthless.

        Black Market.

        • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:25 am #

          They’ll go digital before that, expressly to prevent a black market.

          • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 12:01 pm #

            Remember, Joe signed the executive order March 2022.

      • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:13 am #

        Things have to get pretty bad. I think they will. Deagle predicts that by 2025 the US population will be down to 100 million. One way to achieve this is to prevent prescription drugs from being imported into the country (well, for the hoi polloi, anyway). Our elected representatives have done NOTHING to bring the manufacturing of prescription drugs back into the country.

        • malthuss March 29, 2024 at 12:20 pm #

          20 months to countdown…who does dees research?

        • beantownbill. March 29, 2024 at 1:05 pm #

          I do worry about that. I would like to stock up on my wife’s meds, but the doctors tightly control the supply.

          • C.O.Jones March 30, 2024 at 1:42 pm #

            beantownbill – now might be a good time to look at alternatives not as tightly controIled.

            I have no idea what medicines you’re talking about and it’s none of my business but natural supplements may be useful.

            For example, I have found that nattokinase effectively lowers blood pressure. I take 3 blood pressure medicines and I stay as stocked up on them as the doctors/insurance companies will allow but I have found by personal research that nattokinase and sesame oil will do the job. I had to experiment with dosages but I got it close.

            When China cuts off our medicines via their proxy – pronounced Buy-den – that is my plan B. The health food store that sells supplements may turn out to be a very good resource for you. Good luck.

      • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:28 am #

        Everyone remembers what democrat governors allowed three years ago, don’t they? And all of these democrat governors are still in office, aren’t they? I read the other day that insurance companies are already telling their policy holders that they will not cover damages done by the anticipated rioting this November. What kind of message does that send? How do you think these people are going to vote?

      • thinblu March 29, 2024 at 12:17 pm #

        A major attack, by soldiers from afar whom already are here, just waiting for the signal from the blob.

        • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 12:33 pm #

          Yes, the “advance party” has been here for awhile, and is being reinforced daily thanks to our elected representatives.

      • beantownbill. March 29, 2024 at 1:13 pm #

        @CP:

        Yeah, I agree. But when people finally act, it will probably be too late.The Deagle gambit can’t be assigned a definite year, like 2024 or 2025, but it will happen reasonably soon.

      • loosethedogs March 29, 2024 at 1:18 pm #

        Canker: How bad must it get? It must get so bad that the MSM will be forced to stop gaslighting the nation but of course by then it will be too late in the game. Have you ever wondered who (cough cough) controls the MSM?

      • studejack March 29, 2024 at 1:22 pm #

        Yes, here in Pennsylvania you would have thought the Trump campaign would have a ground game in place to ballot harvest aggressively, but apparently very little has been done. There was a young guy who was getting people registered here in the Commonwealth, and he got hired by Whatley and Laura Trump, so I have some hope that he will supercharge that effort. But I really understand what you’re saying about people generally: I’ve been going to school board meetings to support the recently elected conservative School board in their efforts to weed out transgenderism and CRT and DEI, but I am having trouble getting people to show up in meetings and help me. They all piss and moan about the left but they won’t get off their asses and do anything.

        • gantech April 1, 2024 at 12:31 pm #

          Yes, and that’s exactly our problem

      • Organist1022 March 29, 2024 at 2:28 pm #

        And the “polling” isn’t part of the MSM? They’ll tell you anything.

      • Breck March 29, 2024 at 2:56 pm #

        “I shudder to consider just how bad things must get for people to analyze their own way of thinking and make changes”.

        We appear to be in an unprecedented situation Puss. Various and sundry liberty-minded thinkers look in the past for some time and people when there was a revolution. None of those revolutions look at all like our present situation. No precedents.

        We are in uncharted lands.

        There were times during Tucker’s interview with Roseanne Barr when she became very serious, very introspective, and as if to herself she mused, ‘I wonder if this could be the end?’.

        The Spirit Itself often chooses Its voice from whomever is at hand. So why not Roseanne? She has had her own metanoia. Whatever. That moment in that interview it was as if Time stood still. Tucker himself was frozen, you could see it in his mind, that very question, “I wonder if this could be The End?”.

        How many of us have that that same thought, a still small voice deep inside? Then she roused herself and went on to talk about something she read in the Torah about the 99 percent. I have no idea what she was referring to. Do any of y’all know.

        She continued about the 99% and of course, the nature of the remaining 1 percent. What was that one percent that is spoken of in the Torah? I’ll leave it at that. Suffice to say the lady is a deep thinker underneath her professional persona.

      • Blackbird March 29, 2024 at 8:33 pm #

        “I shudder to consider just how bad things must get for people to analyze their own way of thinking and make changes.”

        My acquaintance woke commie frenemy will be smugly chiding me for being a right-wing conspiracy theorist – as he and his family cheerfully climb into the cattle cars.

        There are a lot like them.

        • Heartlander March 31, 2024 at 6:30 pm #

          You’re so cute! You think the commies will be the ones getting loaded onto the cattle cars? How quaint! No, it is the commies who will be loading YOU AND ME into the trains!! Or TRYING to load us, since most of us here would probably die fighting rather than get on board.

  9. NickelthroweR March 29, 2024 at 10:13 am #

    Greetings,

    Whether or not the loss of the harbor and the destruction of the bridge were intentional or not, the end result is the same. After all, who needs foreign enemies when our own government has declared war on the American people?

    • Cankerpuss March 29, 2024 at 10:21 am #

      Great question. Let me add to your question, Nickel.

      “and the American people don’t give a damn that their government is waging war against them.”

      • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 10:35 am #

        Let me add on:

        The American people have been stupidified so much they do not even realize they are being screwed.

      • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:24 am #

        No, they don’t. As long as they have their phones and apps and Starbucks and other entertainments, they’re fodder for the slaughter, and maybe that’s just as well, because what can we reasonably expect from such a basically illiterate, diseased population?

        • Ron Anselmo March 29, 2024 at 5:18 pm #

          “The walking dead will freeze in the coming cold; the thaw is for the remnant.” ~ justanotherguy

      • Jarek March 29, 2024 at 1:42 pm #

        No social capital whatsoever, destroyed by Capitalism, the “Schools”, female teachers, and single mothers.

        And yeah, the vast majority of the architects of this are men. So there’s that. Feminists know this and rave about how they can do better. No they can’t. But that reaction is all part of the plan. Delicious, is it not? As Mitch would say?

        • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 3:49 pm #

          Destroyed by Capitalism?

          Bullshit, destroyed by socialism and its make everyone dependent dogma.

          • Blackbird March 29, 2024 at 8:41 pm #

            Left hand meet right hand.

    • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:14 am #

      Keep voting for those elected representatives!

    • gantech April 1, 2024 at 12:35 pm #

      Truth

  10. RaymondR March 29, 2024 at 10:13 am #

    We don’t need massive conspiracies to destroy the infrastructure of modern society. Just replace merit based hiring with any of number of socially equitable systems and normal incompetence will take care of it. Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged was prescient in that respect.

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    • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 10:34 am #

      Good Post!!!

    • NickelthroweR March 29, 2024 at 11:08 am #

      I think Atlas Shrugged was the Dark Horse dystopian world that we got. 1984, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 were all out in the lead but it is Atlas Shrugged for the win.

      That outcome was the least taken seriously so no one bothered to fight it.

    • Jarek March 29, 2024 at 1:45 pm #

      Archeologists often see it: The workers suddenly seemed to throw down their tools and flee. Toltec thugs? Or Cuffy Miggs?

      Who is John Galt! Or as the Archangel Michael shouted, Who is like God?, at Satan who wanted to be God.

      The word Michael means, He who is like God.

  11. Beryl of Oyl March 29, 2024 at 10:15 am #

    Ships can still go in and out of the harbor, once they get the bridge debris out of the way.

    • cowbell81 March 29, 2024 at 10:24 am #

      Yes, and that being the case, why even bother to rebuild this bridge in the first place? Yes, it would be a minor inconvenience in that commuters would have to travel further around the bay to get to their destination or use the tunnel. So what, people got along just fine without the bridge for hundreds of years. People would soon forget about the bridge and figure that life without the bridge is simply the new status quo.

      • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 10:31 am #

        The problem is that the other two accesses across the Patapsco River are tunnels where truck traffic is limited. The alternative is city streets or all around Baltimore on 695, both an economic impact as well as a commuting inconvenience. People would not forget.

        • Yirgach March 29, 2024 at 11:32 am #

          Yes, the tunnels were the major reason the bridge was built.
          And that reason was to route all the HAZMAT traffic over the bridge instead of the tunnels.

          Also the reconstruction timeline for this project may stretch out much further than anyone realizes due to two antiquated US laws:
          1. The Jones Act of 1920
          2. The Foreign Dredge Act of 1906

          These are two protectionist laws which will interfere with the reconstruction of this bridge. They should be repealed and save us all a lot of grief for the next time, but not so much when it’s after the fact.

          See XXX://www.businessinsider.com/laws-killing-us-economy-prices-inflation-jones-act-foreign-dredge-2022-9

          • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:50 am #

            No, they won’t interfere at all. They’ll just ignore them. Most of the hoi polloi don’t know about these laws, anyway, and if they did, they wouldn’t care. Their only concern is being able to get from point A to point B in the shortest amount of time.

          • Beryl of Oyl March 29, 2024 at 12:08 pm #

            We have laws on the books against assisting illegal border crossers.

          • Jarek March 29, 2024 at 1:48 pm #

            Why don’t we have brothels at the border to help the migrants in this way as well?

            I have little doubt that many women would do it out of the pure goodness of their hearts. As long as they could boast about manning the brothels on social media.

          • Yirgach March 29, 2024 at 3:43 pm #

            @tuco22

            These 2 laws have been interfering in the way Maritime business has operated for the last 116 years. Dredging companies have no incentive to modernize leaving customers with 1930’s technology. The entire US dredging fleet has less capacity than 1 EU dredge. The Jones Act enforces Cabotage, which restricts nonqualifying vessels from operating in inland waterways and from transporting cargo between two U.S. ports.

            These laws are heavily enforced by the Coast Guard and strongly supported by the Maritime Unions and Industry.

            I worked at a West Coast Port for 20 years.

      • studejack March 29, 2024 at 1:27 pm #

        All the major interstate traffic that runs north and south along the Atlantic seaboard passes by Baltimore. Interstate 95 goes through a tunnel closer to Baltimore, and it was because of the congestion there that the Key Bridge was built in the 1970s. The Baltimore beltway was congested most of the time even with the Key Bridge. So this is definitely not good. I have a headache just thinking about the next time I have to drive to the airport.

    • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 10:33 am #

      How long did it take to clear the two towers and how many lives lost or hanged by the effort.?

      • Breck March 29, 2024 at 3:03 pm #

        And what is your point?

        • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 3:47 pm #

          It ain’t gonna be cleaned up in a few weeks.

          • Not_GeorgeT March 29, 2024 at 8:02 pm #

            The incidents involved with those towers in NYC amounted to dismantling and destroying a crime scene before a proper investigation could be accomplished.

            The bridge remnants could contain evidence. Consider they do until proven otherwise by an thorough investigation.

            The vessel is part of a crime scene, which follows the theme of this post, until proven otherwise. What is to be done with it?

            That huge crime scene in NYC from 11 Setptember 2001 was pretty much destroyed, if I’m remembering correctly, within about 6 months. It was hauled away.

          • Paula D March 29, 2024 at 8:46 pm #

            I heard that the ship’s black box is missing the last 2 minutes before the collision.

            But that’s not fishy at all.

          • Paula D March 29, 2024 at 8:48 pm #

            And yeah, in NY City the commission responsible for investigating fires protested the rapid removal of evidence, to no avail.

            That is NOT what you do with a crime scene. But it is if the criminals responsible are in charge of the wreckage.

          • Beryl of Oyl March 30, 2024 at 12:32 pm #

            They sifted the debris at Freshkill Meadows as fast as they could.

            I asked someone who was working there if they were finding a lot of body parts.

            He said no, but they were finding a lot of plastic, like credit cards.

          • Paula D March 30, 2024 at 6:55 pm #

            I remember that they found body parts on top of neighboring skyscrapers.

            Because……..fire and gravity.

  12. JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 10:28 am #

    Underdesigned? Hell, yeah. Some clever asshole in 1977 made a decision to buy the cheapest bid and now all that saved money is going to be lost times ten. Good job, government.

    Some pundit made a good observation, when the bridge was built, ships were much smaller and lighter and less dangerous.

    However, a few observations of what is there.

    There is no protection for the flimsy four uprights on the two supports, no concrete base to absorb shock, that ship literally sheared the bridge off its support. The roadbed is sitting on top of the ship.

    Look at the channel, The support is right in the middle. You might as well have painted a target on it.

    The bridge was designed as a single span supported at two points, not three spans independent of each other. What happens? When one span goes down, they all do.

    The evaluation of the World Trade buildings showed that each floor had a support system attached to the shell that was too heat sensitive and well flimsy. When the weight above the plane strike plus the heat of the explosion and fire got added onto lower floors, well we know the result.

    So much for cutesy under designing infrastructure to save a few bucks. I wonder how many other projects are waiting for the same sort of accident to “blow up”?

    An interesting question that I have not heard asked. Were the control systems of this ship hackable? Has the computerization of control systems throughout our infrastructure made warfare between national economies a matter of a few pushes of a few ENTER buttons? That was the message of the Obama production with the Teslas all piling into each other on the highway.

    • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:17 am #

      My God, you still don’t believe the pancake theory, do you?

      • messianicdruid March 29, 2024 at 1:52 pm #

        Tuco prefers waffles!

        A dog starved at his masters gate
        Predicts the ruin of the state. William Blake

    • Paula D March 29, 2024 at 11:30 am #

      John shows us how people cling to different aspects of the FUD propaganda put out to confuse and divert people in the various psy ops played on the US.

      The pancake theory was one of the first put out there, but it is NOT the Official Story now.

      No matter, John decided way back in 2001 that the pancake theory made sense to him, so he clings to it like a toddler with a blankie.

      He doesn’t care that his overlords have decided on another story, so he is now every bit as big a conspiracy theory as those of us talking about the nanothermite placed by the “elevator repair” crews working nights those weeks before the event.

      The funny thing is, he probably doesn’t even know he is a conspiracy theorist, just like the rest of us, but with a theory so ridiculous even our overlords dropped it.

      • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

        Arrogance, you two. You have no idea what happened on any of OGs Black Swans. You did not even comment on anything I said about Baltimore. You DO NOT know that the floor support theory is not true, it is your opinion, which put up against the scads of other opinions means absolutely nothing.

        Do you get off on calling other people down?

        • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 1:04 pm #

          No, John, we don’t get off on calling other people down. The pancake theory rests on the heat generated by the fires melting the steel supports. That can’t have been correct, since steel melts or softens at a much higher temperature than that generated by burning furniture and paper (which, incidentally, in the videos, doesn’t burn), and even so, that doesn’t explain building #7.

          • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 3:38 pm #

            No, Tuco, the theory I referred to is that the supports for the floors were underrated and when the weight of the upper levels bore down on the lower, the weight collapsed the floors below. Heat may have contributed, but it was the weight that broke the supports. Once some momentum started downward, the below floors just kept collapsing under the weight. That was the theory. Floors designed to hold themselves up were holdingup the whole top of the building, which they couldn’t.

            When building are demolished, the contractors blow out the floor supports to make the walls collapse inward, same thing.

            By the way, if I was going to blow up the WT Towers as they were, blowing up those floor supports would be a good way.

          • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 3:40 pm #

            Honestly, I still do not understand how those buildings imploded and fell into the holes in the ground and just filled them up nice and just enough. How do you put a skyscraper into its basement?

          • Paula D March 29, 2024 at 8:44 pm #

            You have to blow up the basement first, which is what they did.

            Ever hear of Bobby McIlvaine? His Dad is a 9-11 truth teller.

            Bobby didn’t die in the collapse, he died in the basement long before the planes hit, from the explosions.
            They already had his body in the morgue before the planes even hit.

            That basement was full of molten steel for weeks after the demolition.

          • Blackbird March 29, 2024 at 8:49 pm #

            “…melting the steel supports…”

            Yes, all (60+) of them – simultaneously – in order to bring both buildings down into their footprints, kind of like a controlled demolition…

            “I believe it – I really do!” – one of the prisoners in Stalag 17.

        • Jarek March 29, 2024 at 1:50 pm #

          Sometimes the extreme conspiracy theory is the simplest and most plausible answer. We pulled the buildings for the good of the entire, fucking world, ok John?

          • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 3:46 pm #

            And maybe not, Jarek.

          • Blackbird March 29, 2024 at 8:55 pm #

            Oh come on Jars. Any old cave-dwelling Jihadi who can get a Cessna into the air, and back down on the ground without killing himself – and his white-knuckled instructor – can manhandle a Boeing 767 and hit a skyscraper in just the right spot to drop it into its footprint. You need to put your tinfoil to better uses.

        • Paula D March 29, 2024 at 2:16 pm #

          You missed my point. I always talk about the power of the Mighty Wurlitzer to shape the narrative, and I also talk about the FUD propaganda they put out with each psy ops.
          They throw out a bunch of bullshit every time and see what sticks.
          A bodyguard of lies, as they call it.
          And then people pick one that they like and cling to it no matter what.

          You proved my point, in my opinion, so I commented on it.

    • Organist1022 March 29, 2024 at 2:37 pm #

      You’re kidding with the 9/11 stuff right?

      I guess you believe Larry Silverstein in the video, saying “we made the decision to pull it”. As if a 47-story building could be outfitted for controlled demolition, on the fly, in the chaos of lower Manhattan on September 11th. As if he could round up the materials, equipment and manpower to outfit that building to fall into its own footprint, in that chaos, in a couple of hours.

      Sure.

      • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 3:44 pm #

        In front of the 3000 people that worked there and died.

        “Hey, you, why are you carrying all those explosives and wire up here?”

        No one really knows!

        • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 3:45 pm #

          Besides, we have way too many worries today to give a damn about 23 year old crap.

      • Blackbird March 29, 2024 at 8:58 pm #

        Exactly. There is no way the buildings could have been wired for demolition days or weeks before. That would be impossible!

        • Ron Anselmo March 30, 2024 at 1:03 am #

          AMEC Construction placed the thermite charges weeks before, on the central core elevator shaft columns, as the elevators were alternatively “down for maintenance” WTC 1, WTC 2 & WTC 7.

        • Blackbird March 31, 2024 at 12:19 pm #

          Yes, there is way too much evidence of pre-planning in the weeks prior to the “attack”.

          I read an article a few years ago about some Israeli “art students” doing some kind of “project” in one (or both?) of the Twin Towers. In one photo, there were boxes of (allegedly) some kind of detonator stacked along a wall. Of course I’m not suggesting that Israel, or Israelis, would never do anything to harm us – they are our best friends!

    • Breck March 29, 2024 at 4:34 pm #

      “The evaluation of the World Trade buildings showed that each floor had a support system attached to the shell that was too heat sensitive and well flimsy. When the weight above the plane strike plus the heat of the explosion and fire got added onto lower floors, well we know the result”.

      Still holding onto that false explanation. Despite all of the engineers who banded together to explain how that could not happen. Amazing Arizona John.

      And I suppose Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone?

  13. PeteAtomic March 29, 2024 at 10:34 am #

    Plain ole incompetence and/or mechanical failure is the most likely factor in both the M/V American Mariner & M/V Dali accidents.

    Both of these accidents occurred overnight. I wonder if the more senior officers on these ships had gone on their rest periods, leaving inexperienced or less able workers to be responsible for ship navigation. I don’t know. Maybe we will find out.

    • oldandtired March 29, 2024 at 11:24 am #

      @PeteAtomic. Agree. Not a US registered ship (don’t know if there are any nowadays). No Coast Guard inspections. No Coast Guard licensed crew. Diesel power, so no oilers or wipers. Minimum crew. Overworked. Maintenance deferred. Maneuvering should be an all hands on deck time. Possible that the Chief engineer was asleep. High winds? Circuit breaker tripping? Ships have a “floating ground” in their electrical system. So a Cascade of Events.

      Did you see any Russian footage of the Tajiks that killed all the concert goers? The one I saw had the guy they caught saying basically they had paid him $4k usd equivalent to shoot all those people. Acted like he had just painted a house for $4k? Said he couldn’t find work where he was staying. Murdering concert goers is now considered employment?

      • Paula D March 29, 2024 at 11:35 am #

        Murder for hire. Pretty sick.

        Like JHK says, how many of those flowing across the border think that it is a viable option for employment?

        RFK, Jr. went to the border and interviewed the border jumpers, and he said that they were from all over the world, including the Stans.

        • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 12:46 pm #

          Think what a migrant faces when he hits one of the major cities. All the lies they have been told about Amerika being the land of milk and honey become obvious once their gravy train concludes. Then what? What to do when you do not speak the language, and the need for manual labor is already filled by Latino citizens.

          The answer is what was happening where they left, crime. The gangs are forming, the pipelines are forming, crime is growing quickly.

          If we ever got the truth from our government, I would take a bet that the fastest growing economy is the illicit trades.

          Uh, except maybe the criminals in Washington, DC.

          • malthuss March 29, 2024 at 7:02 pm #

            do not be silly….illegals know this isnt a land of gold roads.

      • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 12:12 pm #

        Murder for hire has been around for a long time. The word “assassin” is Persian in origin, I believe.

        • oldandtired March 29, 2024 at 12:33 pm #

          @tuco22: I agree with you. The circumstances, if I understand them correctly, leave me gobsmacked. You go to Russia to find work, fail, so shoot up a concert? And there are 4 or 6 of you all in it together? All of them thought this was a good idea to make money? How?

        • Jarek March 29, 2024 at 1:55 pm #

          Russians aren’t Muslims and their lives are of little significance to Muslims.

          Will Russians and Western Russophiles learn anything from this? No, they’re just like us. People who warn against this are considered Nazis and Putin hates them.

          There are millions of Muslims in the Moscow areal alone. Russia is a nation that is headed for a disaster.

          • TruthSeeker1986 March 29, 2024 at 3:16 pm #

            Then that just means Putin is a stupid dumbfuck, if he’s having terrorist issues than maybe it’s someone from his own side stirring up trouble.

          • BackRowHeckler March 29, 2024 at 3:19 pm #

            I gotta say this whole ‘Nazi’ thing in the Ukraine/Russia conflict is getting old. I read comments on the RT site: all Urainians are neo-Nazis & SS men. On DW & in the Guardian, frequent references are made to Putin being the new Hitler & Russia the 4th Reich. Apparently WW2 is the conflict in which this current is measured. It’s even spread to the Hamas/Israel war: Netanyahu is the new Hitler, not Putin, and the IDF is akin to the Derlewanger Brigade. It grows more and more absurd.

            Sometimes riding around my old British Army Motorcycle I’d stop at this biker bar .., actually it was just a roadhouse where clubs would stop on a Saturday afternoon. For me there was no trouble; I was respectful and minded my business, and they were always interested in the 70 year old machine I was riding. Anyway, I notice some of them where Nazi regalia, SS runes, swastikas, that sort of thing. Were they Nazis? Probably not

          • Blackbird March 29, 2024 at 9:26 pm #

            I read an article on the lamestream media today about a special forces soldier who got in trouble for having a totenkopf on his gear. Actually, it looked like a combination of the Afrika Korps symbol and a totenkopf, with the totenkopf replacing the swastika in the trunk of the palm tree.

            The swastika and the totenkopf – both ancient symbols, predating nazism by hundreds if not thousands of years, but now outlawed worldwide. Meanwhile, the red star, the hammer and sickle – no problem! Even though communism killed far more people – and for longer – than nazism did.

            It’s not how many you kill, it’s who you kill.

      • PeteAtomic March 29, 2024 at 8:19 pm #

        “Did you see any Russian footage of the Tajiks that killed all the concert goers? The one I saw had the guy they caught saying basically they had paid him $4k usd equivalent to shoot all those people. Acted like he had just painted a house for $4k? Said he couldn’t find work where he was staying. Murdering concert goers is now considered employment?”

        yup I did.

        US tax payer money filtered thru the Ukrainian SBU to unemployed, desperate people.

    • Paula D March 29, 2024 at 11:34 am #

      As a longtime graveyard shift worker, working all night with the brain fog that occurs when primates are supposed to be sleeping, I noticed a long time ago that many horrific accidents happen during the graveyard shift.

      The Exxon Mobil oil crash and Chernobyl come to mind.

      • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 12:37 pm #

        As a retired RN that worked 12s at night,

        Boy do I agree with you.

        Brain fog AKA being exhausted, causes more medical errors than anything else.

        Something the medical industry has ignored for decades.

        • Jarek March 29, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

          Tell them about the Prostate Industrial Complex. The creator of the PSA test says that it’s a profit driven scam; an exact corollary to what the creator of the covid test said about what they did with his test.

          • megabeth March 30, 2024 at 12:10 pm #

            Ignore it altogether at your own risk. Most reputable urologists will explain that an elevated PSA, per se, means nothing. It’s just a signal requiring investigation, nothing more. Prostate cancer is still a major killer of men, and a miserable way to die.

          • Jarek March 30, 2024 at 1:34 pm #

            The creator of the test called what they did with it a profit driven scam, much like what’s his name (Kary Muller?) said about the covid test that he developed for another reason entirely.

            I want you to get a blue license plate in honor of male victims of this terrible disease – just as men are browbeaten into getting pink license plates.

            At a urology conference Dr Ablin talked about this with some colleagues. One of them said diplomatically, That’s very interesting but no one is going to want to hear it. They’re making too much money
            with your test.

            So he wrote a book about it, The Creative Destruction of Medicine.

            Business and Medicine – a marriage made in hell.

          • Beryl of Oyl March 31, 2024 at 12:02 pm #

            Men get those pink plates because their beloved mothers or other women they loved died of breast cancer.

        • messianicdruid March 29, 2024 at 2:06 pm #

          Try a weekly schedule of 3 pm to 11, 2 pm to 10, 10 am to 6 pm, 6 am to 2, come back that night and work 10 pm to 6 am. The weekends are great but the older you get it gradually becomes difficult to watch radar and tell pilots where to go.

          • Beryl of Oyl March 29, 2024 at 3:51 pm #

            Irregular hours play a major role in mental illnesses, and even obesity.

            We are going to be hearing more and more about circadian more and more about circadian rhythm and it’s importance to health.

          • messianicdruid March 30, 2024 at 9:43 am #

            Where’s the Eskimos when you need one,?

  14. BULLITT March 29, 2024 at 10:41 am #

    Who knows what happened in Baltimore? Guess what? We will never know the truth! I do know the last time we had a bunch of miliary assets in port, and this happened, it was called PEARL HARBOR!
    Don’t worry, someone, probably a DEI working from home will solve this problem with an APP!
    This is just the beginning!

    • Beryl of Oyl March 30, 2024 at 12:41 pm #

      Bullitt, then we will get a report that makes reference to the Summit Venture in one place, and people will be confused.

  15. Miss Demeanor March 29, 2024 at 10:44 am #

    All these military-age males are apparently discarding their passports before coming across the border, basically ensuring that they have no discoverable history to tie them to any criminal or political network, agenda or anti-US ideology.
    Meanwhile, regular American citizens are being harassed or rounded up based on something they apparently said on FB or the forensically provable cyber trails that are created by everyday activities required to exist in this country.
    Given a incentivized DA, a compromised judge and a myriad of convoluted legal statutes, who could fail to find something in any American’s past to convict them of?
    So now you have honest Patriots who have been threatened into non-action vs non-Americans of unknown origin who basically don’t have any reason to act honorably. Potential psychotic killers/mercenaries with a blank slate and nothing to lose, on the loose in the land of milk and honey.
    We’ve normalized the discrimination of regular white Americans while encouraging non-white, non-vetted, non-Americans with blank slates to come here and do whatever the F they want.

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    • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 10:55 am #

      Yep!

      Welcome to Obama’s Amerika.

    • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:19 am #

      That’s right. Keep voting for those elected representatives!

    • jgalt March 29, 2024 at 2:16 pm #

      Agree, but we still have our Second Amendment and the right of self-defense, somewhat. The Demoncraps are doing their best to take away both, and sure seem in a hurry to pass more and more bills to take away our rights as if they know exactly what is coming. I am sure they do, as it is all planned for execution this summer and fall. Antifa and blm, of 2020 infamy, along with the millions of military aged illegal invading men to be set loose on the American public and citizens. Lock and load, and train as if your life and those of your loved ones depend on it, as they unequivocally do. Happy Easter to my American citizen patriots.

    • Breck March 29, 2024 at 7:02 pm #

      Yep. The worst of all possible worlds.

  16. JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 10:51 am #

    Hahahahahaha!

    California fast food workers to get $20 minimum wage.

    Because people are complaining that the price of McDonald’s is too high.

    Hamburger sticker shock.

    It never ceases to amaze me how stupid people can be.

    • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 11:20 am #

      Stupid is as stupid does. One can only hope that Cascadia takes care of a lot of the flotsam and jetsam in our country.

      • beantownbill. March 29, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

        Given our level of incompetence, if Cascadia goes down, it would be the end of our country – not that many people would care.

    • Paula D March 29, 2024 at 11:38 am #

      Good thing the minimum wage hasn’t gone up in decades, otherwise we would be facing really bad inflation right now.

      Odd that in countries with living wages and benefits, like the Nordic countries, McDonald’s doesn’t charge more for their products.

      I guess the owners just take less profits, instead.

      • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

        Paula, I realized something about our country a long time ago, the events of these last few years having proven me right: that the primary purpose of companies like McDonald’s isn’t to provide a product, it’s to make a profit. Likewise, the primary purpose of our medical system isn’t to cure disease, but to profit off of it. The primary purpose of our judicial system isn’t to render justice but to provide cheap labor for the state and funding outside of the “norm.” The primary purpose of people running for elected office is to have their house on the lake and live la dolce vita, not to better the lives of their constituencies.

        • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 12:32 pm #

          Like the service, the attraction of public service has always been blunted by lower pay and good benefits. Until recently, under Liberal tutelage. Now, DC has a “minimum living wage” that is embarrassing. They do not care, after the election they will give themselves another increase.

          • loosethedogs March 29, 2024 at 1:40 pm #

            JohnAZ: I must laff when recalling that when I was a lad in the late 50’s I listened to my dad’s conversation with a major business owner about how civil servant’s paychecks and benefits would eventually outstrip the private, (REAL GDP/ tax producing) sectors .It has come to pass…

      • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 12:34 pm #

        HMMM, maybe because there is not as much demand for their products from people who have to live on a “living

        Less profits causes shutdowns.

    • Jarek March 29, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

      It’s the basic minimum wage there in real terms if not officially. Why not get kids to work for 7 dollars an hour, right John?

      No one is more confused than Capitalists. Correction: Not the scum themselves, but their groupies like John.

      • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 3:27 pm #

        You crack me up Jarek. With attitudes like you’re in. With our government (the good guys right?) we will be accelerating as we fly off the economic cliff. Were you around during the Weimar times? Do you still have your wheelbarrow? Why not have $100 an hour minimum wage,, or even $1000, it does not make any difference, right?

        Uh, huh!

      • Breck March 29, 2024 at 7:07 pm #

        The minimum wage discriminates against young folks with no work experience, who traditionally started out in such low wage jobs, to get experience, start a resume, etc. Too many people cannot see past the surface of things.

      • Paula D March 30, 2024 at 11:08 am #

        Why do people cling to the “only teenagers work at McDonald’s” propaganda they have been fed? It’s never been true.

        I went to McDonald’s a couple of weeks ago to buy a cup of coffee.

        I walked inside and the whole place was full of kiosks trying to get me to use their app to order.
        I waited at the counter until someone showed up. There were no teenagers in sight, being a school day.
        The woman who got me my coffee told me she was 69 years old.

        Still getting work experience, right? Doesn’t deserve a living wage, right?

      • Paula D March 30, 2024 at 11:10 am #

        But it is very important to some Americans to have fast food workers subsidize their cheap hamburgers (in their minds) by living in their cars and working for subminimum wages.

        It’s the American way!

      • Jarek March 30, 2024 at 1:40 pm #

        Potter: What does that get us but a lazy, discontented rabble.

        George: Do know how long it takes a working man to save up 5000 (500,000) dollars. You said, Wait. Wait for what? They do most of the living, working, and dying in this town. Is it to much to ask that they live, work, and die in two rooms and a bath? My father didn’t think so. They were people to him.

        Capitalism is a philosophy of devils.

  17. JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 10:53 am #

    Hey, Marlin. On your orange, virus busting smoothie recipe, do you use a small can of frozen OJ or a large one? Thanks in advance for the answer. In our family group, it has become an Easter brunch standard. Yum!

  18. JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 11:04 am #

    A sign of the times here in Phoenix.

    A White “Anglo” entrepenuer grabbing a gang of illegals to form companies of landscapers or roofers or painters. The Boss markets, organizes and collects, the illegals do the work.

    • loosethedogs March 29, 2024 at 2:06 pm #

      JohnAZ: that’s been happening for decades in So Cal where ou can drive by the Home Depot and select from the labor pool outside for whatever you need.

  19. Paula D March 29, 2024 at 11:43 am #

    The Midwestern Doctor writes about the explosion of chronic disease in the US, that started just about the time the public was forced to take more and more vaccines.

    He includes a speech by RFK’s pick for vice-president, who has an autistic child, so has a personal interest in researching the matter.

    For all those who trashed her for being rich, and RFK for picking her, shame on you! It’s easy to sit on the sidelines and snipe at those stepping up to the plate, but it makes you look like even more of a loser, just saying.

    .midwesterndoctor.com/p/what-is-the-source-of-the-modern?

    • Beryl of Oyl March 29, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

      You can do research without being VP.

      • Beryl of Oyl March 29, 2024 at 12:36 pm #

        As far as her being rich, I don’t care it’s her money.

        As far as a rich divorcee buying the vice presidency slot, yes I do have a little problem with that. in fact I have a big problem with these tech types and their undue influence.

        Bobby needed money bad, as I predicted he was finding it harder than he knew getting on the ballot in 50 states.

        I’m not going to pretend the cash isn’t the reason she’s there.

        I’m not going to pretend I don’t notice that this is how they are trying to spin it, by shaming all of us who noticed just how bad this is.

        “Oh, look! Watch her lovely speech!” Why, she is the most qualified person ever to comedown the pike! Look at her halo! Autism!”

        Eff that. I wonder what she paid for the speech?

        I involuntarily heard her talk about “healing”. Eff that too. I know those “healing” types and I won’t be preached at by a liberal.

        I could go onto Twitter right now and get a dozen examples of the spin- it’s not her and RFK’s judgement, it’s you people who insist on believing what your lying eyes tell you!

        Know what that reminds me of? The Trump cultists and their obnoxious “99D chess” excuses whenever he went wandering off course.

        It was an appallingly lousy choice. Shocking, and gravely disappointing.

        I wasn’t going to even bring that up, what’s done is done, but I’m not going to be criticized for noticing.

        • mary.m March 29, 2024 at 1:36 pm #

          Agree, 100%

        • River March 29, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

          Couldn’t have said it better!

        • Jarek March 29, 2024 at 2:05 pm #

          Well she was a lawyer and activist, a somewhat accomplished person and not just a pretty face. That made her acceptable to someone like Sergei Brin. She divorce raped him and is now a mover and shaker. Thus she has gone from strength to greater strength.

          Now she devotes her money to good causes like helping other women destroy men and unborn babies.

          • Beryl of Oyl March 29, 2024 at 3:57 pm #

            If she were a somewhat accomplished person with all the same qualities she had before she married Brin, but with the same income she had then, she never ever would have been considered a suitable running mate. Not by anyone.

          • megabeth March 30, 2024 at 12:31 pm #

            My husband sent me her photo, saying “RFK” right after the announcement came out. At first, I thought she was one of those Asian girl accounts that badger guys on social media, but no, I guess she wasn’t.

            Heard her speak and she sounded like Moon Unit Zappa on some kind of activist crusade.

            Gag me with a spoon. Like, no way!

            Asian Susan Dey wants to ban all the things. Lol!

    • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 12:26 pm #

      A simple explanation of an onset of other disease with vaccines. The Covid mRNA was pushed and pushed by the government, mandatory in areas.

      Almost nothing has been researched on the effect of the S protein on the immune system. Logically, it seems like having the primary weapon of a virus injected into us by a magical mRNA process and created by our own cells is sort of a dumbass thing to do. Let alone do it over and over.

      Does the mRNA process fine tune the immune system, cannibalizing older B and Killer T memory cells removing those immunities to create new Covid S protein sensitive ones? We cannot dismiss this possibility as no work has been done to prove or disprove it.

      Are we destroying our life long build of immunity memory every time every time we get a vaxx? Also, does it take a significant period of time to re-build the system including a bout of all the diseases that have already occurred? Do we need to get the childhood immunizations over again to avoid tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, measles, hepatitis, polio, etc?

      Again, we do not know. Until the disease SHTF, that is.

      Spoken by a person who FINALLY is getting over a bout of pertussis started last September.

      What do you think, Neurodoc?

      • megabeth March 30, 2024 at 12:39 pm #

        I’m not neurodoc, but I am an unvaccinated RN who just got taken off the schedule for several days because of a plain-vanilla cold. Had to test cov2-negative for 5 days in a row before being cleared for work. Meanwhile, my vaccinated colleagues have each been out with covid 2 and 3 times. I came down with it just once, in `22, despite endless exposures. It’s just an anecdote, but it’s my anecdote.

    • River March 29, 2024 at 1:45 pm #

      Apologies if this is a repeat message as my first attempt apparently didn’t make it…

      RFKJ was the candidate of integrity and thus – fairly or not – the standards were higher for him than for the other candidates. I understand that his campaign needed $, but the right thing to do would have been to announce that due to lack of resources he was withdrawing his campaign, thus preserving his integrity for future opportunities.

      The VP candidate should be someone publicly known and thereby already somewhat vetted so that people have a decent idea of whether the person could effectively hold that office (i.e., potentially run the country should something happen to the Pres). Someone in RFKJ’s campaign should have had the guts to tell Kennedy that this has all the optics of his awarding the VP slot to the highest bidder, not to mention someone with ties to Ggle (funded through DARPA and CIA $).

      So yes, I consider her unqualified for the VP position; I’ll be voting for Trump.

      • cowbell81 March 29, 2024 at 3:47 pm #

        We don’t yet know who Trump plans to name for his VP though, do we? After the Pence debacle, I am sure it will be someone good.

        • Beryl of Oyl March 29, 2024 at 4:02 pm #

          He has mentioned Kristi Noem, the one who wanted to allow boys on girls teams because the NCAA said so.

          Then there is Neocon Tim Scott, because he’s black and supports Trump.

          I can’t really blame him for Pence, Pence looked okay on paper.

          He should know what he’s doing by now, but you never know.

          Remember the rumors that he was considering Nikki Haley?

          Donnie Jr. said he was working to make sure that didn’t happen.

          What he didn’t say was that the rumors were false.

          • Blackbird March 29, 2024 at 9:37 pm #

            Tulsi Gabbard has been trying real hard to get Trump to ask her to the prom.

          • Ron Anselmo March 30, 2024 at 12:56 am #

            Bird – she wouldn’t have to try real hard to get me to ask her to the prom, but she has made some questionable comments on 2A, that I can’t overlook. Well, maybe…for prom night I could.

          • River March 30, 2024 at 10:27 am #

            If Trump chooses Haley I don’t know what I’ll do…

            I can only hope that he chooses someone like Rand Paul, Tulsi Gabbard, Ron DeSantis, etc.

          • Beryl of Oyl March 30, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

            Oh Haley’s out, River.

            Ron, she’s weak on 2A but then they all are, including Trump.

            I wish when Tucker was interviewing Tulsi for the nth time, he would ask her the question that’s on everyone’s mind, her early ties to the WEF.

          • Ron Anselmo March 30, 2024 at 3:33 pm #

            Beryl, you’re right. As a patriotic veteran, she supports 2A, generally, but if I understand her position correctly, she is against large capacity weapons & magazines.

            The purpose of 2A, is not for hunting “deer in Kevlar vests” or strictly for personal protection, as they like to paint it.

            2A’s purpose and intent is to level the playing field between the people and a tyrannical government. Eliminating or restricting high-capacity weapons, keeps us at a decided disadvantage.

            Not cool, Tulsi.

          • River March 30, 2024 at 6:10 pm #

            I hadn’t realized that citizens in Russia aren’t allowed to conceal and carry. Tragically, it made those in the Crocus theater all the more vulnerable…

          • Blackbird March 31, 2024 at 12:13 pm #

            I prefer Tulsi Gabbard’s positions on most issues over the positions expressed by almost any other politician. However, there’s something about her shifting of positions that seems rather opportunistic to me. On the other hand, the ability to change your mind when confronted with new information is, in my opinion, a sign of intelligence and maturity. And I like how she is not locked into any party-line dogma.

            The fact that the DNC basically blacklisted her in 2020 does a lot to enhance her credibility.

            Her apparent acceptance of the official story of 9/11 is troubling, but then again, taking a contrary position would be political suicide. That opportunistic thing again…

            Yes, someone should question her about being a WEF Young Leader. I think she kind of answered that once, as she did about being a member of the CFR. If I were a politician, I would accept an offer to join either organization just so I could examine my enemy from the inside, and maybe blindside them a bit.

            I would rather see her as President than anyone currently competing for the job. If nothing else, we would have the best looking world leader – now or ever – and maybe that is the best we can hope for anymore. Vice President is a worthless job – better off staying home and baking pies.

            I find it interesting that we refer to her as “Tulsi” and not by her last name, as we do with most public figures.

            Tulsi, if Trump doesn’t ask you to the prom, give me a call – you have my number…

          • Ron Anselmo March 31, 2024 at 2:50 pm #

            Bird – all very good points, and yes, I could watch her surf for hours, rather than watching DJT playing golf or Biden falling off his bike.

            Best looking potential world leader for sure. “Tulsi” is more “sing-song” than Gabbard. How’d she get your number?

            If I get a call back from Kristi Noem, maybe we can double-date.

          • Ron Anselmo March 31, 2024 at 10:42 pm #

            River – as was the case in Russia, the vast majority of mass shootings in the US are in “gun-free” zones – most posted with signage stating same.

            Let’s put on our thinking caps and see if we can figure out why that’s the case.

            People frequenting gun-free zones might as well walk around with targets on their backs.

            Now in Florida, where we have the right to permitless carry, and where a third do, any scumbag thinking about shooting at a crowded gathering has to wonder, which one of these three guys is going to cap me.

    • Paula D March 29, 2024 at 1:52 pm #

      She’s been doing the research, now she is motivated to take action to solve the problem.

      She trashed the Democrats, she talked about the chronic heath epidemic, she advocated for soil building farming techniques, she spoke up for civil liberties, and she came out strongly for peace.

      Yeah, someone else wrote that speech, because she’s rich. And she gave it because………?

      And Bobby didn’t pick her because she is for peace, civil liberties, and rebuilding our farms and health systems to actually created healthy people.

      Because the armchair cynics say so.

      • Beryl of Oyl March 29, 2024 at 4:07 pm #

        He picked her because his campaign was dead in the water as that ship that hit the bridge in Baltimore, if he didn’t get a massive infusion of cash, fast.

        I believe Dennis Kucinich laid out the realities to him at the time he decided to go third party, and that’s why they came to a parting of the ways, and he forged on ahead with a campaign manager with no experience.

      • mary.m March 30, 2024 at 6:35 am #

        Believing in good things is one thing.

        Running a de-industrialized & demoralized country with 300+ million citizens & only God knows how many illegal occupants, 34T & growing fast debt, a floundering economy, tentacles in 2 major & numerous covert wars, a growing list of mostly well-earned internal & external frenemies & enemies…

        Sorry, but this job is way above the pay grade of any 38 year old do-gooder rich kid.

        Old age & treachery trumps youth & enthusiasm every time.

        • Paula D March 30, 2024 at 7:01 pm #

          I agree that this country is a mess.

          But you think anyone is qualified to fix it? Just not someone young?
          I highly doubt it.

    • Breck March 29, 2024 at 7:10 pm #

      There is simply too great a gap of gravitas betw. an RFK, Jr. in his late 60s, and all the life experience those years brought, and some woman who looks like a high schooler – jus’ sayin’.

  20. elysianfield March 29, 2024 at 11:52 am #

    CFN’rs,
    That ship did not take out that bridge. I have canvassed 3,000…no, 6000 structural engineers who have signed a white paper proving it IMPOSSIBLE for the bridge to be so damaged. The bridge was taken down by explosive charges, which were detonated with space based lasers…did you notice workers on the bridge? What the hell do you think they were there for? The collapse did not occur where the ship…nudged the center pylons…it occurred at the other end! I also have it on good authority that the Captain of the ship had just got out of “captain school”, and was only taught how to drive the boat INTO port, not out! Also, every Jewish laborer on the bridge failed to report for work that day!

    With my own eyes, I saw groups of illegal immigrants, many of them Ukrainians, twerking to strange sounding music immediately after the collapse.

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    • Beryl of Oyl March 29, 2024 at 12:39 pm #

      Did you check to see whether the captain had gotten special training in lining up a ship just right to hit the bridge supports?

    • Q. Shtik March 29, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

      Also, every Jewish laborer on the bridge failed to report for work that day! – ely

      ===========

      For that line and others I LMAO.

    • stelmosfire March 29, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

      Wrong El. For starters there was no ship. The video’s were generated by AI.It was late at night and there were no witnesses.

      • elysianfield March 29, 2024 at 2:24 pm #

        …Damn!

      • Breck March 29, 2024 at 7:12 pm #

        Damn! just like the computer generated jet airliners that hit the World Trade towers.

      • megabeth March 30, 2024 at 12:50 pm #

        This is true. If you look out the window in Baltimore, that bridge is still standing. In fact,, there are two more bridges directly above it, each one a different color, for Easter. And the toll booths are “manned” by aliens from the planet Zonk who will sell you pizza slices and containers of Watergate salad for an extra buck.

  21. BackRowHeckler March 29, 2024 at 12:00 pm #

    A small can of OJ will do the trick, JAZ. As for the main ingredient, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is the best … if you can find it. This stuff really works; my neighbors, both lawyers, have been vaxxed & bolstered so many times that if they had as many needles sticking out of them as they going into them they’d look like porcupines. Yet they get Covid every year. For them “it’s all about the science…” We’ve never got a Covid Shot, just relied on my Covid Busting Elixer, which has worked out so far. (Knock on wood)

    • Beryl of Oyl March 30, 2024 at 12:56 pm #

      I hope you mean frozen OJ.

  22. Prospero March 29, 2024 at 12:19 pm #

    Oh say can you see?

    This is no longer the opening line of The Star Spangled Banner. For obvious reasons, it has been changed to:

    José can you see?

    “And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air.”

    Wow! Francis Scott Key must have must have been clairvoyant.

  23. Breck March 29, 2024 at 12:31 pm #

    ““A modern nuc can fit in the trunk of a car. When millions of people can walk across our border with impunity what do you think the chances are we would catch something that size?” — Sam Faddi”

    Ah! there’s that Black Swan we hear so much about.

    • elysianfield March 29, 2024 at 4:39 pm #

      Breck,
      I believe that there are space based resources able to track fissionable material…were this not so, Nukes would have been used by NGO terrorists years ago.

      • beantownbill. March 29, 2024 at 7:04 pm #

        I said 40 years ago that nukes were already in the USA. I was told no way, they were detectable with technology even back then.

      • Breck March 29, 2024 at 7:13 pm #

        Whew! I was getting worried. OK, back to the usual Black Swans…

  24. Breck March 29, 2024 at 12:40 pm #

    “They just step on US soil, get issued smartphones, loaded debit cards, walking-around cash money, airplane and bus tickets and, voila, there they are in your home town tomorrow, looking for something to occupy themselves”. If this doesn’t get through to “John and Jane Doe”, nothing will. The Davos Bunch running the Destroy America operation aren’t even trying to come up with a reason for that whacky weirdness.

    • Breck March 29, 2024 at 12:43 pm #

      By the way, after Bret Weinstein’s visit to the Darien Gap camps, we learned that a whole lot of those ‘mutts’ are Chinese, and as Bret put it, ‘They had a real attitude about us asking them questions’. As in, ‘fuck off’!

    • Beryl of Oyl March 29, 2024 at 12:45 pm #

      They are probably laughing at us for not even questioning it.

    • stelmosfire March 29, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

      Ultra -Lefty Mayor Wu is in a lather today. Seems like ICE performed a sweep in Beantown and grabbed up a bunch of shithead child abusers here illegally. She feels violated as hers is a sanctuary city. How dare they!

  25. Q. Shtik March 29, 2024 at 12:46 pm #

    There’s a typo in Jim’s essay today but I’m not going to point it out.

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    • Jarek March 29, 2024 at 2:11 pm #

      You are a hero who will sup with Aesir in Valhalla.

    • SpeedyBB March 29, 2024 at 2:51 pm #

      Yeah, you might get your head bitten off.

    • Q. Shtik March 29, 2024 at 4:25 pm #

      I notice that Jim has fixed the typo.

      • jim e March 29, 2024 at 10:13 pm #

        Was it a three-letter word? Was one of the three letters a Q?

  26. Socrates-Detroit March 29, 2024 at 1:09 pm #

    Today’s CFN is outstanding!

    And it’s upped the commentariat’s game. Always many good, but today is off to a better-than-usual start, CFNers!

    For me, the high point was this:

    “…But perhaps the real reason was to obviate an otherwise requisite investigation of the crash by ship-owner Grace Ocean’s insurance company — since legal wrangling over responsibility would add more years to the already years-long estimated bridge replacement time-frame…”

    Not only would the wrangling add years–but finding fault may lead to unpleasant discoveries with financial implications.

    I know nothing about this type of insurance.

    I know a little (not enough) about homeowners’ insurance. My understanding is that won’t cover damage cause by acts of war. Will it cover acts of terrorism? I don’t know. I don’t think so. Do you people know? Any insurance agents here?

    If the insurance in this bridge case does NOT cover war or terrorism, the insurer is obligated, is MOTIVATED, to investigate and make sure this was not due to war or terrorism, so they don’t have to pay and pass the costs on to their other clients, don’t you think?

    Nordstream.

    Crocus concert hall.

    Ukraine.

    Palestine and Gaza.

    Iraq. Syria. Libya. Afghanistan.

    And more: Cyprus. India/Pakistan. Central America I could go on.

    In terms of human life, this bridge collapse is rather benign.

    Lots of people and groups have legitimate grievances, and also imagined grievances, against the US.

    Or, the enemies of those who are already at odds with the US government see a chance make Americans blame those groups, in order to gain advantage in the PR war, which could translate into more US government support. Russia being the prime suspect here, is an excellent example, of UKRAINE operatives, or rogue elements, causing this unforeseen event. But Russia/Ukraine is not the only possibility; it could be Israel/Palestinians; it could some rogue Arab-American or Israeli; some narco chieftain; the Chinese or Taiwanese (both do a lot of commerce with big ships…); or it could be an accident.

    I’m surprised we have not heard that “off the record, sources in the Mossad have told us that they found evidence in the tunnels of Hamas plans to hi-jack tankers and merchant ships, so it is plausible that as Hamas grows desperate and weaker, they may orchestrated the apparent accident”. Maybe it’s too early, give it a week or two.

    The odds of direct hit are low, sure. Maybe it was an accident. But if I hate my boss, I can’t insult him or beat him–but I can discreetly put banana peel or some grease near his car, and he just might slip and fall, maybe a bruise, maybe major fracture that gets him out of the office for a few weeks, maybe permanently…

    Who knows. But it’s a significant economic hit, and perhaps people will make the connection between an AMERICAN bridge here at home, and a RUSSIAN-GERMAN pipeline far away, and that it’s not nice when these big, costly structures are destroyed.

    • tuco22 March 29, 2024 at 1:17 pm #

      Yeah, well, good luck with that.

    • Ron Anselmo March 29, 2024 at 11:49 pm #

      “I know a little (not enough) about homeowners’ insurance. My understanding is that won’t cover damage cause by acts of war. Will it cover acts of terrorism? I don’t know. I don’t think so. Do you people know? Any insurance agents here?” ~ Socrates-Detroit

      Soc-Det – I can tell you with certainty, that all insurance, states on the policy face, that Acts of God are not covered.

      On any claim, if your agent asks you if you believe in God, and you say yes, and he follows with do you believe God controls all things, and you say yes, he’ll tell you yes, this is an Act of God, and not covered.

      I have a friend – a devout Catholic, who is an insurance agent. He claims God is all powerful, so I said, then you don’t cover anything really. He had no answer.

  27. DennyBob March 29, 2024 at 1:26 pm #

    By design, over time-connect the dots

    We need a critical mass of critical thinkers

    Nothing occurs in vacuum, it is all interconnected

    So many words, so little action

    “We’re at a crossroads of history in the crossroads of truth”.

    So find each other and do something instead of this perpetual intellectual masturbation.

    Most of us are living in fear, clinging to the intellect of folks like JHK. It’s easy to be a Tuesday/Saturday arm chair analyst. Maybe we should join the ciassinators or the fbliars.

    When was the last time we wrote a letter, you know the kind with a stamp.

    “All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men (and women) to do nothing”

    Our biggest problems are the 20 million illegal man march into our un-United States, hand in glove, with the relentless corruption/cancer that has metastasized throughout our culture.

    10% of 300 million is 30 million. I believe we have un-enlightened, entrained people in the US, but many are confused due to the constant “Weapons of Mass Distractions” unleashed upon them.

    We need to gingerly reach out and share the truth, knowing when to back off if they are in no way receptive.

    Surely we can connect with veterans, Mothers, Patriots who fully comprehend that if you want a job done right, you do it yourself like in “The Good Old Days”.

    “Old songs on the radio, drifting soft and low
    Reminds me of the way life used to be,
    57 Chevrolets, those were the Good Old Days
    Back seat drive in movies under a full moon….
    I can still remember our favorite tune
    Sweet sweet love, ended too soon …

    Crusin’ all night till dawn, Lord we could carry on
    Nothin’ ever seemed to get us down
    Outlaws on the Run, we were always having’ fun
    Life seemed so much simpler way back then,
    Now I’m asking why, I’m asking when…
    I’m asking you—Can we do it again”?

    Well, Can we?

    United We MUST Stand!

    For Peace, For Justice, the Rule of Law, and

    The United States Constitution!

  28. beantownbill. March 29, 2024 at 1:49 pm #

    Everything changes except change itself. Time marches on, and life never returns to the way it once was. Get used to the idea. It doesn’t have to be that bad.

  29. jgalt March 29, 2024 at 2:06 pm #

    The rather sudden turn of the ship into a direct line to the bridge support needs to be thoroughly investigated, especially since there was thousands of feet under the bridge to the left of the support. Problem is, the Biden administration is not interested in bringing out any truth that makes them look worse than they usually do. The Ukrainian pilot makes it unlikely that any information will be released to the public, especially if there is a suspected criminal action involved. Cannot have any negative light shine on Ukraine when the Dems are still pushing for 60 billion $ to go to them. As usual, the trolls are working to blame Russia, Russia, Russia, without any proof, sort of how ISIS was immediately blamed by our MSM and Dems after the Moscow slaughter before the fire was even put out and bodies removed.

    • Socrates-Detroit March 29, 2024 at 2:21 pm #

      @jgalt I hope you did not misconstrue my 1:09 pm piece.

      I’m am NOT saying Russia did it. I am saying it MAY be plausible that Russia MAY have been behind it. The Russians certainly have AMPLE motives to do so:

      the US-instigated war in the Ukraine; the US-led THEFT of Russian financial assets (how would you like YOUR assets frozen and your ATM card to say “sorry, cannot withdraw at this time”?); the (lame) US attempts to overthrow the Russian government.

      Because of this, the Ukraine is motivated to cause this action and blame it on Russia. And we at least one account that says a Ukrainian Captain was on board. It’s the internet, so who know if it’s true, but I saw it in a place I like, zerohedge.com

      But I’m not saying Ukraine did it either.

      I AM saying ANYTHING is possible, which is stating the obvious, lol.

      I AM saying that I will have a hard time believing whatever the Federal Government says happened. I may be more likely to believe the opposite. And that is very sad.

      • Socrates-Detroit March 29, 2024 at 2:22 pm #

        I forgot, Nordstream and the Crocus Concert Hall. More motivation.

        • Blackbird March 31, 2024 at 12:34 pm #

          When I saw the fires that broke out all over the Crocus Concert Hall, it said one thing to me: “inside job”. Smelled very 9/11 to me.

          I also saw an article a couple days ago about a bunch of guys all dressed alike – in blue sweatshirts – scattered throughout the crowd in the hall. They were all quite calm during the debacle, seemed to recognize each other, and one suggested closing some doors, blocking an escape route for many concert-goers.

          Cui bono? The “terrorists” (patsies) were “heading for Ukraina”. Ok, Ukraina was behind it, now Russia has an excuse for all out war.

          Most of us are willing to admit that our country will kill its citizens in a false flag, but unwilling to admit that Russia (or Israel…) would be just as evil.

      • Jarek March 29, 2024 at 3:00 pm #

        https://summarynews.whatfinger.com/2024/03/28/and-there-it-is-the-dali-ships-black-box-has-2-minutes-of-missing-data-right-before-it-crashed-into-the-francis-scott-key-bridge-how-convenient/

        How are these things powered? Battery I assume? So why did it go off for two minutes then back on?

        On the street, bet the boxer over the black belt and wrestler over the boxer. Conspiracy theory is the wrestler now, on the dark streets of pre-Apocalypse America.

  30. Jarek March 29, 2024 at 2:21 pm #

    It gladdens me to know that Odin prepares for a feast. Soon I shall be drinking ale from curved horns. This hero that comes into Valhalla does not lament his death! I shall not enter Odin’s hall with fear. There I shall wait for my sons to join me. And when they do, I will bask in their tales of triumph. The Aesir will welcome me! My death comes without apology! And I welcome the valkyries to summon me home!

    the last words of Ragnar Lothbrok before being thrown into the pit of snakes

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    • elysianfield March 29, 2024 at 2:29 pm #

      Jarek,
      Yes, and Lothbrok’s fall killed a number of snakes that were, unfortunately, found below his bloated, broken body at the bottom of the pit.

      Where do the good snakes go when they die?

    • Blackbird March 29, 2024 at 9:56 pm #

      I thought the last words of Ragnar Lothbrok were, “How the little piggies will grunt when they hear how the old boar suffered!”

      Those sound more like your last words – tattooed on your left arm so that you won’t forget them when the appropriate time arrives.

      The Ragnar I knew – well, thought I knew – wasn’t that grandiose.

      “Bloated” ely? Spoken like a true Northumbrian.

  31. elysianfield March 29, 2024 at 2:26 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    Fred is up! He discusses the advantages of joining the military.

    https://fredoneverything.org/enlisting-in-the-military-a-very-very-bad-idea/

    • BackRowHeckler March 29, 2024 at 6:29 pm #

      Wow. Reminds me of Dalton Trumbo’s ‘Johnny Got His Gun.’

      It’s a little redundant because the DoD has already made clear they’d rather young White men — particularly from the south & midwest — not enlist anyway. The action now is with young women like Emma in the recruiting ad, from a married lesbian family, who wants to ‘change the world and make it a more equitable place’; also young men from the suburbs of Boston & NYC who desire to ‘transition’ and live their authentic life as a woman, courtesy of gender affirming surgeons at Walter Reed hospital in DC. Everybody knows overweight black women ‘from de hood’ make the best soldiers, and men dressed in women’s uniforms like Admiral Rachel Levine (Stunning & Brave) make the best officers.

      As soon as we get all Navy ships and Army bases named after POC, not White Supremacists like they are now, we’ll be ready to take on the world.

  32. Roundball Shaman March 29, 2024 at 2:38 pm #

    “Who was not impressed seeing the sudden and total collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge after getting its pylon bonked by the container ship Dali a few hours before the dawn’s early light in Baltimore harbor?”

    To borrow the words of a disgraced former President, “Mission Accomplished!”.

    This is a Not-So-Good-Friday and Easter weekend for all the families touched by the Bridge Debacle.

    So, a massive vessel just happens to pick the most vulnerable part of a bridge and steer right into it? Sure… happens every day. Especially when incompetence reigns in all our professional positions and because so many nations are so pleased with how United States Incorporated is asserting it’s anything-but-divine ‘Global Domination by Empire!’ in every nook and cranny of this troubled Planet.

    The officially-sanctioned Bridge Story being trumpeted by State Media about as believable as all the horse manure They spouted about the Covid Con Plandemic. Guess what? When one has no credibility about anything… you HAVE NO credibility about anything.

    But thankfully, half of America is dumber than rocks and will believe anything Daddy State Government tells them.

    Somehow, this Bridge Disaster will be spun as a result of White Privilege and white folks will have another thousand years of hell to pay for things for which they had no role in creating. But don’t bother the Equity Crowd with facts or reality. Those are two things they want nothing to do with. But screw that… and Them.

    The Easter Season is about renewal and new beginnings. And if there is anything that we as individuals and the World-at-large needs it’s… renewal and new beginnings. Don’t let hearing of our daily dose of State media horse manure bring you down. Our lives are precious and our times are short. New beginnings start when YOU say they do. And as everything around us is turning green and alive… likewise it is our turn to do the same in our own lives and ways.

    Notice the dark. Then return to Light. Just like what will happen to our Planet on April 8th with the Great Eclipse of 2024.

    • SoftStarLight March 29, 2024 at 5:11 pm #

      This is such a wonderful reminder. You know sometimes i really struggle with low IQ information and people and I feel that patience and reasonability begin to leave me. My shadow warms to the idea of the Inquisition. So many pathologies to heal. Doctor, which instruments will you be using in your healing practices today? I’ll gather them for you. Lol, and then breathing exercises generally help me reground myself. I think that these trying times are one reason you see so many people losing it and of course this is to be expected. So renewals and new beginning during this sacred season are so critical. It is true.

      • Roundball Shaman March 29, 2024 at 6:23 pm #

        SoftStarLight: “You know sometimes i really struggle with low IQ information and people and I feel that patience and reasonability begin to leave me… So many pathologies to heal… breathing exercises generally help me…”

        Personal renewal and regeneration is easier than many think. Just unplug from the Dark State Borg (in all its ugly forms) and turn off the Anti-Social-Media and always- toxic State corporate media. That stuff is poison to the soul.

        As you say… breathe deeply. Then spend some time outdoors away from people and distractions. Leave your small Magic Box of Dancing Pixels at home as it will be fine away from you and you will be far better off away from it.

        Healing is within anyone’s fingertips if one is serious about mending body and spirit and has the guts to leave the Magic Box alone for a while. But many have come to need The Dark as they have now become addicted to it.

        • SoftStarLight March 29, 2024 at 7:33 pm #

          I like that, the Magic Box of Dancing Pixels. Exactly. And once you receive the box it literally becomes a part of you. I certainly wouldn’t mind a vacation though. I saw a depiction of the Deep State Borg on anti-social media recently and it troubled me a lot. Natural landscapes are innately calming and encourage rest and restoration so there is a lot of truth in what you say.

    • Ron Anselmo March 29, 2024 at 11:33 pm #

      “…half of America is dumber than rocks and will believe anything Daddy State Government tells them.” ~ Roundball Shaman

      This^, and they want their cookie.

  33. edpell March 29, 2024 at 3:11 pm #

    Let’s hear an interview with the two pilots that were on the ship in Baltimore.

  34. SoftStarLight March 29, 2024 at 4:56 pm #

    I think they are trying to ghost this story because its not being talked about a lot as near as I can tell. Apparently there is also a quandary for these rapid response military cargo ships that are now stuck in the harbor. I don’t understand why they are crucifying Lara Logan again.

  35. BLESSER March 29, 2024 at 5:06 pm #

    ” Four of The “workers” were taking breaks in their cars…”
    In other words: They were sleeping.

    I’ve “worked” these night shift jobs and, trust me, we did enough to say that we did ‘something’ and slept most of the time. The contractor doesn’t care because the longer the job takes the more he makes and he is paid by the number of employees – not by completed work.
    I’ve known several guys (and a gal) who never did one single thing for years.
    It’s good, easy money.

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    • SoftStarLight March 29, 2024 at 5:14 pm #

      Ah, so that is why it will take at least 10 years to rebuild the bridge. Honestly i have a feeling that it will never get rebuilt.

      • Ron Anselmo March 30, 2024 at 12:14 am #

        Dreamy, I agree on the never rebuilt. Long(er) term, the plan for us is limited travel – walkable cities, without cars.

        EV’s are a part of this plan – limited range, keeping us in a smaller and smaller radius.

        The bridge on I-695 bypass, was primarily a personal vehicle travel corridor. Won’t be needed. They’ll roll out a reason for not rebuilding, I think.

        • SoftStarLight March 30, 2024 at 4:35 pm #

          The whole EV thing is one of the most troubling parts of all of this. They require way more resources and energy to build than regular cars. And then on top of that they have to be charged so hello the energy grid has to have even that much more power to charge all of these cars. That is how you know this whole green ev thing is a ginormous scam.

  36. BackRowHeckler March 29, 2024 at 5:09 pm #

    It took Russia 2+ years to build the 12 mile long Kerch Bridge to Crimea, at a cost of about $3 billion. 2 years? That’s how long its going to take the EEOC & Pete Buttpounder’s Dept. of Transportation to figure out how many Trannies need to be on the Environmental Impact Study Committee. The study alone will cost $3 billion, and it will take at least 15 years. Don’t expect to see the Francis Scott Key Bridge (to be known from here on in as the George Floyd Memorial Bridge) rebuilt in your or your children’s lifetime.

    One positive here is Baltimore is being recognized for something other than the corrupt, squalid, bloody, criminally violent, crumbling sh#thole we’ve come to know & love since the Freddy Grey (a hopeless heroin addict) riots.

    • SoftStarLight March 29, 2024 at 5:19 pm #

      lol. Well hey. maybe this will be a boon for the ferry business?

      • stelmosfire March 29, 2024 at 6:00 pm #

        SSL, “a boon for the ferry business” Didn’t you mean “fairy” business? We’re talkin’ Mayor Pete here don’t forget.

        • SoftStarLight March 29, 2024 at 7:36 pm #

          lol you got the humor, perfect!

  37. Paula D March 29, 2024 at 5:15 pm #

    I can’t figure out where to put this in the previous thread, so I’ll put it here.
    As it happens, Nicole Shanahan happened to talk about all the things that matter to me, so I got excited about her.

    I care about health, both of our citizens and our ecosystem, which includes the topsoil and water.
    I care about civil liberties, including the right to bodily autonomy, and the right to refuse drugs or GMO products I don’t want in my body.
    I care about endless wars, and imperial looting, and the misery it causes to so many people.

    I don’t give a flying fuck about keeping wages and gas prices low, the way so many commenters do.
    I don’t think it will destroy this country to have wages or gas prices go up, but it most certainly will destroy this country to continue on the path of repression and war.

    So I think she is an excellent pick and I doubt she was chosen for her money.
    But I know that’s how Americans judge others, so I shouldn’t be surprised.
    Anyway, I might even petition for them, that’s how strongly I feel about those issues.

    • SoftStarLight March 29, 2024 at 5:23 pm #

      I didn’t pay attention much to the bad stuff they were saying about her because they’ve just been attacking RFK Jr. at every turn close to a Trump level so. Ok, well those all sound really good! When you say petition do you mean to get them on the ballot? The whole ballot thing and who gets to be on it is so convoluted, messed up and wrong.

      • Paula D March 29, 2024 at 8:33 pm #

        Yes, Illinois has some of the most restrictive ballot access laws in the country.
        Money can’t overcome that, it takes people getting out and pounding the pavement.

        You can hire people, but are they going to actually do the job right?

        Or are you going to be scammed by the Democrats by setting you up with people who will sabotage the signatures?

        If there’s anything I know, it’s that Democrats will screw you every way they can.

        • benr March 30, 2024 at 7:13 am #

          Yep and they are thinking of new ways everyday.
          My hope is that THE DISGUSTING Dems get destroyed by RFK to the point they cease to be viable and are forced to rebrand into something more centrist.
          If that happens the Republicans will be forced to lurch right of center again and the pendulum swings back towards common sense, sanity and reality.

        • SoftStarLight March 30, 2024 at 4:39 pm #

          Maybe a coordinated write in campaign would be easier?

    • BackRowHeckler March 29, 2024 at 5:23 pm #

      I think it was a good pick at the right time. Its brought attention to his campaign (here we are talking about it) She seems like an intelligent woman, and it doesn’t hurt that she has a few dollars in the bank.

    • benr March 30, 2024 at 7:11 am #

      I don’t give a flying fuck about keeping wages and gas prices low, the way so many commenters do.
      I don’t think it will destroy this country to have wages or gas prices go up, but it most certainly will destroy this country to continue on the path of repression and war. -Paula D

      The above highlights very well how absolutely clueless you really are.
      High wages mean the price of everything goes up!
      Why you might ask because everything gets touched at every level of production by paid humans.
      Some jobs are just meant to be low wage not head of household earnings.
      High energy prices mean the price of everything goes up even more.
      Pretty soon you break into the Weimar Republic standard of devalued currency and a loaf of bread exceeding someone’s daily earnings. Just wait till your power gets turned off for half the day and you freeze your ass off with no internet, heat, ways to cook food or even have enough light to wipe your ass if there is even toilet paper.

      Let’s face it most people get that one pay increase a year which does not even keep up with the monthly rate of inflation much less a years worth.

      I got a $10,000 dollar bonus and pay raise and it was swallowed up.
      I can already see prices out stripping peoples earning power and homelessness is exploding the decent into third world status is speeding up.
      There are so many homeless people in Southern California that the camps are springing up like a reverse Starbucks instead of a clean shop serving trendy music and over priced burned coffee you get mounds of trash on every street corner and people pissing and shitting in the streets.
      What kick started all of this?
      Ridiculous minimum wage increases and oil prices both effect the price of everything.

      We have seen what happens when the US decides not to stick its big nose into everyone’s business we have two world wars to point to.

      • TruthSeeker1986 March 30, 2024 at 7:24 am #

        @Benr

        And probably a damn third World war on the way. I live in California, not the southern part of it but still we have massive homelessness in Sacramento just like how it is in Los Angelas, San Fransisco, and many other cities in the state.

        • Paula D March 30, 2024 at 11:22 am #

          I used to go to the Sacramento Jazz Festival every year, and I watched the streets of Sacramento fill up with the homeless and the criminals.

          We used to be able to walk from Old Town to the Civic Center, no problem.

          But as the predatory economy tightened its grip, sucking out all wealth from common Americans, the streets got scary to walk down.

          The rich don’t care, they don’t walk. And they live in gated and guarded communities. But the rest of us are down here in the slaughterhouse, milling around together, waiting for our turn to have our throats slit, by some immigrant, doing the job Americans won’t do.

      • River March 30, 2024 at 10:56 am #

        One question I find myself asking with increasing frequency these days is: ‘Why are my taxpayer dollars supporting this project/activity which I – and likely the majority of taxpayers – do not condone and how is this possibly sustainable long-term?’ – On top of which – since there’s no authentic oversight pretty much anywhere these days – we have no idea of what’s going on without our knowledge…

      • Paula D March 30, 2024 at 11:19 am #

        Some people are unable to apply facts and experience to their world view.

        It’s been 50 years since wages were raised to keep up with inflation, yet inflation is through the roof, while people unable to afford basic housing camp out on the sidewalks.

        Does that change the mind of the indoctrinated? No way! Benr got a $10,000 bonus and it was eaten up, but workers should somehow live on $8/hr. in order to keep inflation down.

        Inflation is up, dipshits! They have pumped trillions into Wall Street and real estate, they have opened the borders to cheap labor, and the effects have trickled down to the citizens at the bottom, which anyone can see by walking down any street in America.

        Inflation is caused by inflating the money supply, not by paying workers a living wage.
        This should be obvious at this point. 40 years of “trickle down” economics and all we have to show for it is massive poverty.

        And the US does not keep peace in the world. That is also laughable.
        Try reading the Fred piece that EF linked to, for a more realistic assessment of the MIC and who it serves.

        • benr March 30, 2024 at 1:36 pm #

          You equate minimum wage with head of household?

          No!
          Minimum wage is entry level jobs designed for high school kids and kids going to college.
          Not saying flipping burgers, waiting tables or running a cash register is not hard work but it is intended to be HEAD of household income.

          There is a VERY clear distinction what part of that equation is so difficult to understand?

          While we are at it when they raise that minimum wage from $16 -$17 an hour to twenty what does that do to the money supply and the price of everything?
          Basic economics would say business simply passes the price increase onto the consumer and thus the minimum wage increase does nothing for anyone as the price of everything just surges up and eats that income increase and everyone elses buying power also goes down.
          Meanwhile a skilled worker who has worked decades to learn a craft, trade or certification never gets an equal bump in pay which shrinks their wages and shrinks the middle class.
          Passive aggressive Paula with zero argument once again losses the ball in class warfare and marxist rhetoric.

          • benr March 30, 2024 at 1:40 pm #

            The US does in FAC T keep peace whether you wish to admit it or not.
            Head on over to them garden spots Somalia or Haiti to see what a world where the US has no interest in keeping the peace.

          • Jarek March 30, 2024 at 2:03 pm #

            Yes, of course the skilled should make more. And of course the unskilled should make enough to live on. And yes, that means a minimum wage that keeps up with inflation.

            You people have a big problem with the second statement. And therefore we have a big problem with you.

          • Socrates-Detroit March 30, 2024 at 4:03 pm #

            The US does not keep the peace. That’s a joke. Since 1945, the US was always a major fomenter of conflict. Now it is THE major fomenter.

            In the 1960s and even in the inflation-racked late 1970s, when the minimum wage was $2.65, some one making $2.65 an hour working 40 hours a week could live.

            By the end of the 1980s, in my opinion, that was not longer true, as housing costs and car cost skyrocketed (you need a place to live, and way to get to work).

            Now they cannot.

            It’s not a black and white world, of course.

            There are MANY people who are doing well today–they are the ones who rationalize low minimum wages–because they want to get their lawns cut, and have their burgers and McD for as little as they can.

            A lot of them complain about outsourcing, but often they are the first to buy lower-cost foreign goods.

            But, as the tide of economic failure consistently rises, fewer people are benefitting, and more and more people are relating to those who must work for minimum wage, or those who lost their decent jobs when their employers outsourced them.

            The middle class is shrinking. For every one in the middle class who manages to hang on, or even moves up to “upper class”, I’d say 5 to 10 slide backwards into subsistence.

            And worst part is that the people who are working this minimum wage jobs and TRYING to carry their weight in many ways have it harder than people who don’t work and survive on government assistance. Not just welfare–tax breaks, subisidies, discounted health insurance–all perks not available to that adult who is working on those “high school kid” jobs.

          • Paula D March 30, 2024 at 7:15 pm #

            I just testified that I walked into a McDonald’s last week and there was not a teenager in sight. I can go into any minimum wage operation and find the same, people struggling as “head of household”, even if the “household” is their car because they can’t afford rent. I read that 40% of the homeless work fulltime.

            There is no such thing as “head of household income” over here, and over there is “Frankie making a little money to take his girl to the high school bop income”.

            That is a myth, and a stupid one, since many teenagers are on their own, and others are helping their families make ends meet.

            “Basic economics” says that pumping $64 trillion into an economy increases inflation.
            Having workers make a living wage does not.

            What we had in the 50s and 60s was a maximum wage of sorts.
            Taxes were mainly paid by corporations and the wealthy, not the average worker.

            There was no point in raising profits to obscene levels, because they would be taxed, so corporations paid workers well, provided benefits and pensions, and even sprang for company picnics every year.

            They prefer today, when workers are gauged, benefits suck, pensions are gone, and profits can be used to buy back stock, pay for corporate jets, buy Congress and have private parties with cocaine and children for sex, instead of company picnics for the families of the workers.

            Because…..”basic economics”. Did I mention that obscene profits allow corporations to influence the schools and media as well?
            Brainwashing is expensive, but it works.

          • Paula D March 30, 2024 at 7:16 pm #

            The US overthrew the governments of both Somalia and Haiti when they didn’t like the ones the people chose.

            The Empire of Chaos prefers people to live in lawless jungles, than to have governments that try to help them.

          • Paula D March 30, 2024 at 7:19 pm #

            One last point: workers don’t control the money supply, the Fed does.
            Raising wages doesn’t increase the money supply, it rearranges it.
            Having more money at the bottom increases the Main Street market economy.
            Having more money at the top increases the Wall Street economy.

          • Socrates-Detroit March 31, 2024 at 6:02 pm #

            I like to think I’m conservative. I’m laissez-faire (though less than I was), for everyone INSIDE the US.

            Free enterprise. Competition. That goes for labor too. If labor can get away with getting more money, good for them.

            But a lot of “conservatives” don’t agree with that! No, if labor is too expensive, they want to import labor. Or have free access to imported goods which do not have to incur the costs of US OSHA and EPA regs.

            As Paula says, raising the minimum wage does not cause inflation.

            Too much money chasing too few goods causes inflation.

            Raising wages means the cost of goods and services will rise-and people will either have to consume less, or give up something else. OR, the enterprise will have to live with lower profits. Eventually, the enterprise and the economy will find a new equilibrium.

          • benr April 1, 2024 at 6:34 am #

            Pretty obvious neither of you have ever worked or more specifically had to make payroll.

            No business simply absorbs the cost of forced wage increases.

            They increase the cost of the product and/or start laying people off and this is universal with zero regard to one’s politics.
            The last option is the one that seems to be happening the most at the moment and that is to fold up the business sell off the assets and fire everyone.

            For evidence one need only go to the nearest strip mall all of them now host at least two or three empty store fronts.

            When asked they all point to the cost of workers, materials and storefront.

            I suspect you two think Bidenomics is working as well.

            Not saying printing trillions of digital bucks and spending like drunken sailors is also a leading cause but don’t discount the overall cost is wage increases to business and then them passing it on to anyone who buys the product.

            Fast-food minimum wage goes from $15 per hour to $20 on April 1
            Thousands of workers have been let go; others have hours reduced
            Owners object to being singled out by the new California law

            fox5sandiego.com/news/business/big-raises-but-layoffs-for-california-fast-food-workers

            Yep, massive increase in minimum wage means automation is going to be cheaper and everywhere.

            More robots less workers!
            Another crypto push for universal income from the rabid progressive leftist turds.
            While the import millions more low skilled workers to do what exactly?

          • Socrates-Detroit April 1, 2024 at 12:22 pm #

            @Benr

            No, Bidenomics is not working.

            BOTH parties are complicit. Both are deficit spenders, promising what they can’t deliver. The Fed has printed, or “quantitatively eased”, trillions of dollars. Both parties pushed NAFTA and Globalization. Both parties let foreign competitors dump goods in the US in the 1970s; both parties tolerated unfair trade practices. Like Trump said once, “I see a lot of Mercedes in Long Island and Florida, but not many Cadillacs in Germany”.

            Well, after a lifetime (MY lifetime) of policies like that, the patient is probably finished, and the end is near.

            I agree with you that business cannot “just absorb higher wage costs”.

            The business may (or may NOT) have options:

            If what they offer has high demand, they can pass the increased cost to the customer.

            Chances are they cannot pass ALL of it. Maybe not even part of it.

            Then, they must try to become more productive. That could mean they reduce headcount.

            Or, they must live with less profit.

            Or, all of the above.

            If a business cannot pay its employees some level of minimum wage and survive, then it’s not a viable business.

            OR, the ECONOMY AS WHOLE is jacked-up.

            But sub-standard minimum wages are simply a few steps above indentured servitude. Which is one step above slavery.

            All these clever arguments for “free market”, arguments that I used to make, only work for people who are moral, God-fearing, and have, and LIVE, Christian values.

            The truth is, most of us are greedy, and if we can make more, LEGALLY, at some one’s expense, we will do it.

            So, that’s why the free market does not work very well, and does not work at all for many people (regardless of whether many of these folks are ignorant or stupid or both, they are human beings).

            During the “golden era” of 1946-73, one could live a decent life in the US working a low-wage job, close to, or at the minimum wage.

            Now one cannot.

            There were many factors in 1946-73 working to America’s favor that will never be replicated. But increased prosperity of working people and the growth of the middle class did not lead to mass impoverishment for the very wealth, or the elites.

            FIRE (Finance, Insurance, Real Estate) led to obscene amounts of wealth to the very rich, who did not work, and to the squeezing of the middle class.

            And since the “golden era”. the percent of income going to the top 3% has increased–at everyone else’s expense.

            Perhaps you are like me (in some regards), so this is an academic discussion for us.

            But the concentration of wealth, at the cost of the middle and working class is one of the big causes (or perhaps a result, or both) of the problems afflicting the US that so many CFNers, including yourself, rail about.

      • elysianfield March 31, 2024 at 9:34 pm #

        “or even have enough light to wipe your ass if there is even toilet paper.”

        benr,
        One should not need light to wipe one’s ass. However, if one performs a daily scatological examination, it is much easier with light, other than with only the senses of smell and taste.

        Trust me on this….

        • benr April 1, 2024 at 6:24 am #

          @ef

          I never knew anyone that admitted to testing for a clean wipe by sampling the TP.
          I will of course continue to look at the tp and then just climb in the shower for the rest of the cleanup.
          Trust me when I tell you the proper cleanup happens when soap and water are involved.

  38. jim March 29, 2024 at 5:47 pm #

    One of the reasons our future prospects may look a bit unnerving may be something not mentioned by JHK in his Friday morning essay.

    Some of the comments, for example, by Cankerpus or John AZ and others, following his essay, don’t seem generated to create any sense of commonality/solidarity between average citizens–but instead to do the opposite.

    Cankerpus at 10:09 A.M.:

    “The people of this country are damned stupid, blind, lazy, decadent, greedy and morally vacuous, completely incapable of looking at a puzzle and putting the pieces together. I have no faith in the American people.”

    Or JohnAZ at 10:42A.M.:

    “Exactly!!! Our population is going to get what it deserves.”

    Or Tuco 22 at 11:20 A.M.
    “…so long as they have their cell phones and apps and Starbucks and other entertainment, they’re fodder for the slaughter…”

    I can understand this attitude coming from a George Soros or a Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden or Kamala Harris, all whom seem to intentionally enjoy demoralizing, insulting, or condescending to average Jills and Joes but hearing such apparently parallel sentiments coming from supposed right populist dissidents who claim to think and behave differently than our managerial elite–is indeed, at least for myself, quite unnerving.

    What is going on?

    • BULLITT March 29, 2024 at 6:13 pm #

      Hey Jim,
      America has always played to win. We always go for the winning side. At this point, we can’t find a winner or a favorite team. On the other hand, we have people who do can’t accept a winner or can’t define a winner.
      There is much frustration out there among all people. No matter how hard you try, things get worse. It’s what divides us.
      We all know what the problem is. We have terrible leadership. We have no faith in our leadership.
      Many people have put faith and trust in our congressional leaders. They thought they were in Washington, D.C. to protect us. WE GOT SCREWED THINKING THIS! We forget that these people aren’t our leaders. Thay work for us. We are the boss. Sadly, we let these people get out of control. Now we pay for it. We blame each other for our problems.
      I don’t care how good your local legislator is, vote them out. We’ve had enough of their incompetence, arrogance, condescending, and insulting ways.
      I hope we can save America.

      • TruthSeeker1986 March 29, 2024 at 6:30 pm #

        @Bullitt

        We may be the “boss” but they are the ones who control the soldiers, the money, and make all the decisions domestically and abroad. People always ask themselves “what can we do about it?” “How do we take the power from them?” These people believe Trump is the only one who can do anything and I just burst out laughing at them every single time.

        • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 7:37 pm #

          But, TS, Trump is one of very few that even says he wants to do something about it.

          Can you imagine 4 more years of Biden?

    • TruthSeeker1986 March 29, 2024 at 6:19 pm #

      @Jim

      It’s anger, that’s all. People are pissed off, and I understand. I’m always pissed off as to how things are myself which makes it that more difficult to control the rage and bitterness. Sometimes you want the idiots who walk around not caring to get what they deserve. Just the other day I was on some other website and got agitated with a leftist that openly admitted they are a communist.

      Because lets be real here, if the whole country was fully aware of what was happening to it and not just a few people that care, the people deliberately destroying everything, Obama sorry black ignorant bitch ass included. Would be fearing for their lives right now. Look at the situation In Haiti, no one wants to govern that place because if they tried they would get their nut sacks hacked off and eaten by the vicious thugs that took over. Now imagine if the people in DC were under threat by 300,000,000 angry Americans like that or the military stopped doing their dirty work to enrich them. They would knock off all the BS they are currently doing.

      • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 7:36 pm #

        Or if 200 million just stopped paying their ill-deserved taxes.

      • stelmosfire March 29, 2024 at 7:37 pm #

        TS, I don’t know you or your situation in life but believe me when I tell you.That anger and rage of yours is gonna do you in. Angry people are no fun to be around. It is what it is. We still have it pretty darn good in this country. Bitchin’ about it is OK but really don’t take the BS too seriously.

        • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 7:40 pm #

          Off his back, this person is 37 years old and just discovering how badly this government has done him wrong.

          Let him spew in peace, he is entitled.

          • stelmosfire March 29, 2024 at 7:51 pm #

            So being filled with anger and rage is AOK? How exactly has the government done him wrong as an individual? We’re all in this together. Let’s make the most of it OK. Bitchin’ is fine. Ragin’ ain’t healthy.

          • TruthSeeker1986 March 29, 2024 at 10:13 pm #

            @JohnAZ

            I didn’t just discover this at 37 I was aware of it at the age of 17 years old. I remember when Obama first got elected back in 2008 and I was still in my 20s and someone asked me how did I feel about the U.S. getting it’s first Black president and I told them the truth even before he got in and started doing damage to the country.

            I was critical of a lot of people in Government that were planning to do the nation in including the ones who were doing it long before I got more involved with what was happening. I don’t know what @Stelmosfire means by “bitching” this is exactly what I was talking about before.

            I get called out all the time on here by people and I don’t know why they think it’s okay to pick on me.

            I’m sorry if I can’t fake my own happiness, but telling me “we got it pretty good in this country.” Is a lie, that would be like someone in Europe saying “we got it pretty good in this country” even with the inflow of invaders pouring in.

            Seems like to me, everyone on here “Bitches” about something you just do it differently than I do it if I’m guilty of it. You may not use profanity as much as I do, you may not come off as ball fisted as I am about a situation. But I read through all the comments on here from top to bottom when I’m not doing anything else and if I were going to single out people like people are always doing to me, I can start naming a bunch of people who come off as “bitchy”.

            As far as people not wanting to be around me lol, the majority of you are in the same position I’m in. You can only hang with people that think like you do. I’m fully aware of my anger. Part of it is mental issue related, the other half is just anger at the direction things are going in. What Stelmosfire doesn’t realize here is that people have various ways of expressing anger. It may not be “healthy” but I could be out doing a lot worse to express how I feel…

          • kbird March 29, 2024 at 10:54 pm #

            Truthseeker,
            While we have differing views on things, I can agree with you that there’s plenty of “bitching” on here by others as well.
            I have a relative who is very similar to you, and has spent years holed up worrying about everything. Most of the things she has worried about have never happened.

            We only live once, and there is still joy out there. I know you aren’t asking for advice, but I just want to say if you can find some balance. You can still express things as you do and feel the way you do, but if you can find something each day that makes you happy. It doesn’t have to be something huge, but just find a little joy in each day. I know it’s easier said than done, and sounds like you might feel some depression and that can make things worse, and I’m sorry you’re going through this. Just some empathy from one human to another, all politics aside.

          • OG March 29, 2024 at 11:32 pm #

            It is a horrible shock when one first realizes that Washington DC is not well-meaning bumbling idiots but is, instead, a cabal of pedo evil Satanists. That shock has snapped many a mind.

            In order to move through and past it, one needs to (imho) focus on what is in one’s control and accept what, no matter how corrupt and evil, is beyond one’s command. Note: “Accept” does not mean “approve of.”

            TS is at a great disadvantage in this thinking, however, as he denies God. Knowing God allows one to be comfortable in one’s place. Knowing God takes the worry out of the dreaded future. Knowing God is salvation.

          • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 11:51 pm #

            OG

            Very good!

            Knowing God is the enemy of these asshats in the Deep State is comforting.

            God does have a plan,I honestly believe that the USA is no longer part of it.

          • Beryl of Oyl March 30, 2024 at 2:09 pm #

            TS more unsolicited advice, an awful lot of men today in circumstances similar to yours are finding it helpful to spend more time working out at the gym.

    • benr March 30, 2024 at 7:20 am #

      But they are correct.

      I walked into a space on an American war ship to discover pinned to the wall a pink American flag with ice spice on it grabbing at her nasty breast.

      images.app.goo.gl/9N2eRVGn8kB3JVTy6

      Her famous hip hop song with a line that goes something like “You think your the shit, but your not even a fart.”
      I mean this is pure poetry.

      youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=2jjXeFZSQy0

      This is American society right now and what a nasty piece of trash this person is.
      I would like to add her fake hair color is the same as dog crap smeared on concrete and that is art in comparison to the garbage being put out as art by this person.

      Michael Savage nailed it decades ago…

      youtube.com/watch?v=CN3hDSCB55c&ab_channel=MICHAELSAVAGE

  39. JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 7:34 pm #

    The government says inflation is rising at 2.8%.??

    They must be shopping at different places than I do.

    • SoftStarLight March 29, 2024 at 7:39 pm #

      ikr, and if you want better quality stuff get ready for a hit

    • Ron Anselmo March 29, 2024 at 11:14 pm #

      John – check out the Chapwood Index for real inflation.

      Simple metrics – a basket of the top 500 consumer items, prices measured every six months in the 50 largest US cities.

      Check it, some cities clocking in at 18% per annum. Many at 12%-15% plus.

      Using the rule of 72, in an 18% rate environment, prices double every 4 years – at 12%, prices double every 6 years.

      The price progression is geometric, not linear. A new car costing $20K, becomes $40K four years later, and doubles again to $80K, over eight years.

      Sound familiar? Think Ford F-150.

      Anyone that’s been getting 12%-18% annual raises or Social Security COLA’s, raise your hand. Anyone?

      • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 11:40 pm #

        Thanks Ron.

        • JohnAZ March 29, 2024 at 11:47 pm #

          Just another example of the depth of falsehood the Deep State is telling us constantly. Not just the Dems, the entire kit and caboodle in DC. They are enemy number one in this country.

          • Ron Anselmo March 30, 2024 at 12:33 am #

            John – I believe that SS COLA’s are legally required to be based upon the US Gov published CPI, so it’s kept artificially low.

            As you well know, the unfunded liabilities of SS and Medicare make both insolvent, even at the current rates, and they’ll never be solvent. Ever.

            It’s folly to imagine those entitlements paid out at rates reflecting actual real inflation. That’s precisely why the elderly – on fixed incomes – are burning through their money and going broke.

            A 2.8% COLA, when prices are clocking in at 12%-15%-18%, not hard to figure out – even for liberal slow learners or shouldn’t be anyway.

          • Blackbird March 31, 2024 at 2:12 pm #

            Maff be rayciss, Ron. You know that.

  40. bob March 29, 2024 at 9:24 pm #

    I feel like I am on an island and the tide is rising. I can see it inching ever higher. I know it won’t stop.
    I feel a sense of fear of the impending at the same time there is a bit of the thrill of being on wild ride. There is a feeling of freedom and gratefulness to be alive at a time like no other. How do you feel?

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    • Blackbird March 29, 2024 at 10:20 pm #

      It’s a crazy time to be alive – and “a good day to die”.

      Once you accept that you’re not getting off this ride alive – you can, in peace and tranquility, prepare for your death dance.

      The valkyries are hovering. Don’t disappoint them.

      • OG March 29, 2024 at 11:15 pm #

        “No one here gets out alive.”
        – Jim Morrison

        “It’s a great day for hockey.”
        – Badger Bob Johnson

    • elysianfield March 30, 2024 at 12:31 am #

      “How do you feel?”

      I feel like I don’t have a dog in the fight….

      True story.

  41. socialisthater March 29, 2024 at 11:14 pm #

    Biden and his blob Democrat Socialist handlers don’t give a crap about what destroyed bridges, hordes of illegal aliens invading the U.S., criminals turned loose by Soros judges and DA’s, and out-of-control weaponized federal bureaucrat thugs to impoverish, persecute, jail, and murder law-abiding American citizens. In fact, that is the exact result that they want to happen.

    The Democrat Socialists (who manage to be the worst of both Communist/Socialists and Fascist/Socialists) know that America 1776-2024 must be destroyed to bring about what can be best called the Fourth Reich, with the Democrats in charge. Killing off a few tens of millions of American citizens–especially anyone who opposes the Democrat regime–will be just fine with the Democrat elite.

    The Democrats also don’t care about actually “winning” the 2024 election. Look at what they are doing: enacting every ridiculous regulation, government policy, and pursuing every tool of economic destruction that will enrage nearly every sensible group of honest, working Americans. The Democrats don’t care that they are doing that because they have no intention of allowing the 2024 election to be fair, if they allow it to happen at all.

    This week should show that reality to everyone with a functioning brain. Biden snubs every local law enforcement officer in the country by attending a political fund-raiser with his elite corporatist Socialist/Fascist cronies and Biden’s actual handlers–Obama and Clinton, while he completely ignores the wake for a brutally slain NYC police officer. An officer slain by one of the Democrat army’s mercenaries–a criminal coddled and repeatedly released onto the streets by Democrat scum judges and parole boards.

    Meanwhile, Biden promises hefty federal goodies to rebuild the destroyed bridge in Baltimore while, two days later, he moves forward to enact ridiculous and impractical diesel engine emission regulations that will guarantee that there will be few, if any, diesel trucks around to run over the bridge, or anywhere else. People living in cities better learn to eat their own shit and like it if Biden and the Democrats get re-elected in 2024 because that is all that there will be around to eat–except maybe each other.

    • benr April 1, 2024 at 6:38 am #

      @sh

      Dems just figure they can stack the polls like last time.
      Mail in voting fraud is universal.
      They will roll out double the number of possible voters having voted for Bedpan Biden and claim it miracle.

  42. elysianfield March 30, 2024 at 12:28 am #

    Big news in the SF Bay area;

    https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2024/03/29/usns-harvey-milk-navy-ship-san-francisco/9121711739675/

    Yeah,
    A navy spokesperson said that the “milk” will be parking, or tying up, or floatingatthepier in San Francisco this week.

    …Just could not use the term “docking” with a straight face….

    • Ron Anselmo March 30, 2024 at 12:41 am #

      E – you know full well, that 80%-90% will not get this.

      • Ron Anselmo March 30, 2024 at 12:46 am #

        The boat was cut anyhow – too much drag otherwise.

      • elysianfield March 30, 2024 at 11:18 am #

        Ron,
        And thank God for that….

        • Ron Anselmo March 30, 2024 at 3:46 pm #

          Thank the mohel, that was probably a tough one.

    • BackRowHeckler March 30, 2024 at 8:46 am #

      What flag is it flying? Pride Flag?

    • stelmosfire March 30, 2024 at 8:56 am #

      Because of the way the current runs in SF Bay I guess they had to back the ship up to the pier.

    • Jarek March 30, 2024 at 2:07 pm #

      Are they going to use if house immigrants? And/or as a nightclub and cruising spot with the dungeons down on the lower decks?

    • Blackbird March 31, 2024 at 2:11 pm #

      “…the first Navy ship to be named after an openly gay person.”

      And why is that something to be celebrated?

      How about naming some Navy ships after quadroplegics, autistics, the homeless…

      But no – first gay!, first black!, first woman! That is all that is worth celebrating. Not what they accomplished, but only their skin color, their sex, or their sexual orientation – isn’t that “discrimination”? How about the first gay, black, woman? Karine Jean-Pierre, we’re gonna name a whole goddamned universe after you!

      • Ron Anselmo March 31, 2024 at 2:57 pm #

        Bird – gay. black, Haitian woman. FIFY.

      • benr April 1, 2024 at 6:40 am #

        First openly gay and known to like underage boys to boot.
        Harvey Milk was what we would call a pervert in a sane world.

        Next up NAMBLA says they want to pass laws to lower the legal age of consent to birth.
        Celebrate perversity and diversity!

  43. OG March 30, 2024 at 12:40 am #

    Russia has traced cryptocurrency payments from Ukraine to the ISIS-K terrorists.

    Cryptocurrency payments are untraceable.

    Obviously both statements cannot be true.

    • anmariwakaranai March 30, 2024 at 1:05 am #

      Yikes

    • elysianfield March 30, 2024 at 11:17 am #

      OG,
      Do not be naïve…the NSA can track transactions of those currencies faster than you can down an Eskimo Pie.

      • benr March 30, 2024 at 1:43 pm #

        No OG has been told its un-trackable no packets being sent block change miracle.

        • OG March 30, 2024 at 2:15 pm #

          And yet it was I that pointed out the discrepancy for all to see, benr. That’s what started this thread. Please do try and keep up.

      • OG March 30, 2024 at 2:15 pm #

        Yes. That was my point.

  44. anmariwakaranai March 30, 2024 at 1:03 am #

    Went out with an old friend today, a teacher. She’s no dummy, but said she would be totally down with big T getting offed, took all the majic juice on offer, and said same about Putin.
    She is not on social media so I presume all her opinions come from teevee.
    I also think she is under a forced delusion enabled by the juice and underscored by msm.

    Folks when these people, (and all of us), are shown the light of God, which I personally believe will be much sooner rather than later, (lest all would perish), we must be ready to help them.

    To simply explain what is really going on and why.

    To guide them to resources to spiritually prep for the battle.

    Teach them the 7 sacraments, prayers and a confession format based on the 10 commandments.

    Help them get non perishables and water in house.

  45. trypillian March 30, 2024 at 1:23 am #

    Deja vu all over again. The British destroyed your town & the flag was still there; but unfortunately not much of anything else. This time around you’ve destroyed a transportation bottleneck resulting in mercantile madness on the eastern seaboard.

    The structural engineering was moribund. An uninspired simple-minded committee construct devoid of imagination & structural integrity. It was obviously built on-the-cheap & now you’re paying the price. Tsk Tsk.

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    • Ron Anselmo March 30, 2024 at 2:29 am #

      Engineer says yes, agree 100%.

  46. benr March 30, 2024 at 6:40 am #

    Speaking of Hamas guess who is throwing money at them for yet another Marxist color revolution! ****Schwartz György*** aka George Soros

    Soros Funding Group Associated With Hamas

    Billionaire George Soros has donated at least $1 million this past decade to a group with strong ties to the terrorist organization, Hamas.

    According to the Washington Examiner, the Democrat megadonor has been funding the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights since 2012.

    Jonathan Kaplan, the spokesperson for Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF), provided a statement to the Examiner reaffirming the organization’s ongoing support for Al Mezan.

    The Foundation “is proud to be among the many international funders of Al Mezan, alongside the European Union and governments including Sweden and the Netherlands,” Kaplan stated.

    With the help of OSF, Al Mezan has evolved into a well-financed initiative aiming to exert pressure on the United Nations to support the International Criminal Court in indicting Israeli officials over alleged “war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

    Soros’ grant to the group, which is led by Palestinian politician Kamal El-Sharafi, is meant to be used “to monitor and document violations against Palestinians and pursue accountability for abuses,” as well as to track “human rights and international humanitarian law violations in the Gaza Strip.”

    Sharafi has connections with many prominent Palestinian figures, including with Jamil Mazhar. Mazhar was recently announced as the new Head Deputy Secretary General of the group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

    Following the attack on Israel on October 7th, Al Mezan along with Al-Haq, released a statement blaming the Jewish State for having the nerve to retaliate against Hamas. Al-Haq is an Israeli-designated terrorist organization that is also funded by Soros.

  47. Beryl of Oyl March 30, 2024 at 11:53 am #

    Someone called @cfishman on X says that the pilot of the ship Dali put in a call to close the bridge the moment the power went out the first time.

    Did everyone see that NY Governor Kathy Hochul was turned away from a murdered police officer’s funeral?

    On the one hand it seems funny; but I’m finding it terribly, terribly depressing and sad.

    • OG March 30, 2024 at 1:56 pm #

      As Archie Bunker once said, “Kay saroo, saroo.”

      We had best be ready for what is now unstoppable regardless of our feelings about it.

      ***
      Personally, I am exhilarated to see the awful truth of the awful beings that have ran our planet for millennia finally be revealed. God has told us that this must pass before we ascend so let’s have at ‘er!

  48. OG March 30, 2024 at 1:34 pm #

    “On X, formerly Twitter, …”

    Enough already.

    • Beryl of Oyl March 30, 2024 at 1:43 pm #

      I don’t know what that’s about.

      • OG March 30, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

        I was just reading the news this morning and yet another story started with “On X, formerly Twitter, …”

        It was just a random social critique outburst and it was only after I had submitted it did I see your post right above mine.

        Glad to see that you did it right, Beryl. The “formerly Twitter” now sounds like someone saying “Happy New Year!” on January 28th.

        • Beryl of Oyl March 30, 2024 at 2:03 pm #

          Thank you for the explanation.

          How about when someone says “Happy New Years” on January first?

          • OG March 30, 2024 at 2:12 pm #

            Hahaha … when in Rome.

    • Blackbird March 31, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

      It’s like when Prince changed his name to some indecipherable symbol to be pronounced, “The artist formerly known as Prince”. How long did that last? People probably quit talking to him or even talking about him because he made it so inconvenient.

  49. Beryl of Oyl March 30, 2024 at 1:44 pm #

    Joe Biden declared this Easter Sunday a trans day of visibility.

    • OG March 30, 2024 at 2:08 pm #

      They’re messing with us big-time. Can you imagine if Jimmy Carter would’ve tried this shit back in the late ’70s?

    • BackRowHeckler March 30, 2024 at 2:46 pm #

      Yeah, Trans flag is flying over the Connecticut State Capitol as I type this.

      I was surprised the f#kjrs have their own flag. Not the Pride flag hanging off the side of US Embassies all over the world, but a distinct, separate flag that represents mentally ill men dressing up as women.

      Here’s to hoping the Dem Freak Show will be over in November.

    • SoftStarLight March 30, 2024 at 5:17 pm #

      Believe it or not March 31 was declared a trans day of visibility like in 2004 or something. But nobody really knew about it until “Joe Biden” issued a proclamation.

      • kbird March 30, 2024 at 10:04 pm #

        SSL,
        I think nobody knew about it because it’s every year on March 31st….And Easter changes from year to year. So now it falls on Easter THIS year, can’t really say that’s Joe Bidens fault. He did mention it and so now we all know about it, but next year Easter will be on April 20th…

        • benr April 1, 2024 at 6:42 am #

          Nobody cares about it and it should be removed from the books not celebrated.
          Anyone that thinks this is a good thing is a mental case.

    • JohnAZ March 30, 2024 at 9:46 pm #

      So he is making the Holiest day of the year into a day of perversion? Nice! Now we are trying to destroy America’s Christian heritage.

    • kbird March 30, 2024 at 10:12 pm #

      Beryl Of Oyl,
      Trans day has been March 31st every year since 2009. Easter changes year to year and so happens to fall on Easter this year.

      • Mac March 31, 2024 at 6:30 am #

        Thanks kbird! For a second there, I thought we were at peak degeneracy!

        • Beryl of Oyl March 31, 2024 at 10:06 am #

          We are, Mac. The Bidens also banned any religious symbols from the White House Easter egg hunt.

          Just in case we didn’t get the message from his revolting and disgusting proclamation on the holiest day in Christendom.

      • Beryl of Oyl March 31, 2024 at 10:02 am #

        I’m aware of that, kbird.

        He still issued a proclamation declaring this Easter Sunday a trans day of visibility.

        • kbird March 31, 2024 at 10:48 am #

          Beryl,
          I thought that was strange as well, so I did a little reading and found that he issues the identical proclamation every March 31st since he was in office. You can find it on the White house gov website, the exact same one on 2021, 2022, 2023 and now 2024.

          • Beryl of Oyl March 31, 2024 at 12:14 pm #

            Yes kbird I know.

            I am of the opinion that being as this year, the day coincided with Easter Sunday, he shoud have held off with his proclamation or done without it altogether.

            There is no law forcing him to issue his proclamation as it isn’t even a legal federal holiday.

            Also IMO it would be wrong for him to issue a proclamation for anything else but Easter on Easter Sunday.

            When they came up with the disgusting idea in the first place, they may or may not have known it had a high likelihood of interfering with the Easter season. They should have known, though.

            They have people paid to know these kinds of things.

          • kbird March 31, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

            Beryl,
            I’m honestly really curious…what exactly do you hate about Trans people? Their decision doesn’t hurt anybody. Wouldn’t it be better to direct your hatred to a group who are hurting people every day? Statistics show that between June 2017 and June 2018, the Catholic church spent over 200 million dollars settling sexual abuse cases involving priests and children. During this same period, the church had to deal with an additional 1000 plus credible allegations of priests molesting children. Yet, only a tiny fraction of these pedophiles have met with any significant disciplinary action. How many of these pedophile Priests do you think are celebrating the religious holiday of Easter right now? If you’re really concerned about the welfare of our Nations children, shouldn’t you turn your hatred to these pedophile priests, and the so-called Christian institution that enables them. Especially, on this “Holiest Day of the Year?”

            Your thoughts?

          • OG March 31, 2024 at 3:30 pm #

            They knew. They know.

          • Paula D March 31, 2024 at 8:16 pm #

            When Joe Biden issues a proclamation declaring a Day Of Pedophile Priests, then it will be of equal concern.

            When they let Catholic priests dressed like whores into public schools to read books to children, then it will be of equal concern.

            When Catholic priests are allowed into women’s bathrooms, sports, locker rooms, prison cells, rape centers, and showers, then it will be of equal concern.

            When they teach preschoolers that they just may have a Catholic priest brain trapped inside their protestant bodies, and they need catechism, surgery, and drugs to fix it, then it will be of equal concern.

            Until then, you can use your whataboutism for comparing US imperialism and mass murder to the rest of the world, and see how it measures up.
            Oh, and compare Catholic pedophile Biden to the other candidates, while you’re at it.

          • Paula D March 31, 2024 at 8:20 pm #

            80 y.o. woman complains about YMCA trans employee watching little girls change in the locker room, and SHE gets kicked out of the YMCA.

            He stays.

            .foxnews.com/us/washington-80-year-old-woman-banned-ymca-demanding-trans-employee-leave-locker

  50. Jarek March 30, 2024 at 2:22 pm #

    The last words of Ragnar Lothbrok, taken from the Krakumal

    We hewed with the brand!
    South we played at war with three kings, the blood of the Irish dyed the sea,
    Then stormed we to the sword-play at the river-mouth of Anglesey,
    No kissing of a girl was it to fight as we fought there.

    We hewed with the brand!
    Little did I wot that at the hands of Ella my death should come!
    Yet what boots it? None can withstand his fate and well is it
    To quaff the mead in skull-boughs drinking horns in the great hall of Odin.

    We hewed with the brand!
    Before cold death does no brave man quail; no thought of fear have I.
    Soon with the battle wake when Aslaug’s sons their bitter blades unsheath,
    Soon will they learn the manner of my death, stout hearts of their brave mother!

    We hewed with the brand!
    My life is well-nigh o’er; sharp is the pang that the serpent gives.
    Goinn the Snake, nests deep in my heart. No more will my children rest;
    Great wrath will be theirs at the undoing of their sire.

    We hewed with the brand!
    Full gladly do I go! See the Valkyrjar fresh from Odin’s halls!
    High-seated among heroes shall I quaff the yellow-mead.
    The Aesir welcome me. Laughing gladly do I die!

    Jarek: Indeed, what boots it? We will go our way one way or another. Did we hew with the brand? Do we go gladly? Can we go full gladly? Laughing?

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    • SoftStarLight March 30, 2024 at 5:14 pm #

      I definitely think it is worth striving for. To try to be as positive as one can be. There is a sort of pre written template to life in that regard so one day will be a day for each one. So be of good cheer. Jesus said that too. And there is that whole cliche of being a cheerful fighter or what have you.

      • Jarek March 31, 2024 at 12:02 am #

        Too bad Ragnar couldn’t be resurrected and teach at the Dale Carnegie Institute. Or maybe he did come back and now he’s Tom Clark.

    • elysianfield March 30, 2024 at 6:21 pm #

      We hewed with the brand!

      Jarek,

      You forgot to provide the last verse;

      We hewed with the brand!
      You can kiss my ass, and Oden’s balls before!
      Unhand me, brigand, your mother’s a whore!
      What is that I see on the pits filthy floor?
      Snakes? Uhh, wait a minute, I will recant…and recant some more!

      • Jarek March 31, 2024 at 12:04 am #

        He didn’t hew with the brank, he hewed the brand. What is wrong with you? That with ruins everything.

  51. Jarek March 30, 2024 at 2:39 pm #

    Barnhardt

    The Office of Tenebrae is my favorite Liturgical event of the year, and the sixth reading of the second night of Tenebrae is St. Augustine’s treatise on the question. It couldn’t be any clearer. I post it in full here, again, because this is literally going to be declared illegal at the rate we’re going in Clown World:

    Reading 6
    They whetted their tongue like a sword. The Jews cannot say: We did not murder Christ, albeit they gave Him over to Pilate His judge, that they themselves might seem free of His death. For when Pilate said unto them, Take ye Him: and kill Him, they answered, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death. They could throw the blame of their sin upon a human judge: but did they deceive God, the Great Judge? In that which Pilate did, he was their accomplice, but in comparison with them, he had far the lesser sin. Pilate strove as far as he could, to deliver Him out of their hands; for the which reason also he scourged Him, and brought Him forth to them. He scourged not the Lord for cruelty’s sake, but in the hope that he might so slake their wild thirst for blood: that, perchance, even they might be touched with compassion, and cease to lust for His death, when they saw What He was after the flagellation. Even this effort he made! But when Pilate saw that he could not prevail, but that rather a tumult was made, ye know how that he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this Just Person. And yet he delivered Him to be crucified! But if he were guilty who did it against his will, were they innocent; who goaded him on to it? No. Pilate gave sentence against Him. and commanded Him to be crucified. But ye, O ye Jews, ye also are His murderers! Wherewith? With your tongue, whetted like a sword. And when? But when ye cried, Crucify Him! Crucify Him!

    Let’s go back to Pontius Pilate’s court. Pilate knows Our Lord is innocent and does NOT want to execute Him, but the Jews, led by the High Priest and the Sanhedrin have threatened Pilate – they have threatened his life, and almost no one today understands this. Pilate was terrified for his life and the life of his family and all of the men serving under him, which Mel Gibson alluded to in “The Passion of The Christ” in the scene between Pilate and his wife, Claudia, in which Pilate expresses the pressure he is under from Rome. But even Gibson’s treatment doesn’t fully explain how deep Pilate’s fear was.

    Did you know that there was a man named Lucius Aelius Sejanus, who was the head of the Praetorian Guard, and was essentially the number 2 to Tiberius Caesar? When Tiberius withdrew to the Isle of Capri in ARSH 26 (some of you may have been to Capri as tourists, apparently it is very beautiful), Sejanus was left to essentially administer the entire Roman Empire. Sejanus, not Tiberius Caesar, APPOINTED PONTIUS PILATE the governor of Judea. So Pilate was Sejanus’ boy, not Tiberius’. Sejanus was executed by Tiberius in AD 31 – note that date, folks – because pretty much everyone suspected Sejanus of plotting to take over. SO, when the Perfidious Jews, led by the High Priest and Sanhedrin in Pilate’s Court yelled out to Pilate…

    “If thou release this man, thou art not Caesar’s friend. For whosoever maketh himself a king, speaketh against Caesar.” — John 19: 12

    …what they were doing was threatening Pilate’s life – they were threatening to have Pilate and his entire family and all of Pilate’s men “canceled” and “Arkancided” by denouncing him as not loyal to Tiberius, and rather loyal to the Sejanus faction. “Not Caesar’s friend,” but rather “Sejanus’ friend.” Which would have meant torture and execution for Pilate, and his family, and all of Pilate’s men.

    Isn’t. That. Interesting.

    Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose, non?

    And just so we’re clear, as we see in the Sixth Lesson of Tenebrae of Thursday night-Friday morning, St. Augustine says that Pilate, even under intense coercion of his own torture and death and that of his family is still guilty, but less so than the Jews. Yes, succumbing to coercion, even the most severe coercion, does not absolve guilt. WE MUST DO THE RIGHT, NO MATTER THE COST.

    “By the very fact of doing what he did, Pilate became a sharer in their crime; but compared with them he was much less guilty.”

    But Pilate was still guilty. Because “much less guilty” is still guilty. WE are called by Our Lord to “be perfect”, that is, to not succumb to coercion AT ALL. It’s not okay to fold in fear, find an easy way out, and wash your hands of the mess, being content with being merely “much less guilty.” Pontius Pilate is NOT a moral example to anyone. In fact, he is a dire warning against the temptation to succumbing to coercion.

    And so we see the reason why the Jews in this context are referred to by Holy Mother Church as the PERFIDIOUS Jews: because if what they did to leverage Pilate isn’t the definition of perfidiousness, then I don’t know what is. Perfidy is TREACHERY. The Latin word perfidy means TREACHERY. And it is essential that the qualifier PERFIDIOUS be used, because there were righteous Jews, most prominently the two Pharisees and members of the Sanhedrin, Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus. The qualifier “perfidious” isn’t a sloppy ethnic smear, it’s an essential distinction. No human beings are “locked-in” to moral degeneracy and “born damned” because of their DNA. Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection REDEEMED ALL OF HUMANITY. The question of each individual’s possible SALVATION is a corollary to the antecedent fact of the REDEMPTION, ACCOMPLISHED AND IRREVERSIBLE. All people with the use of reason are free to choose. Just because a large percentage of a given race choose poorly, doesn’t mean that they weren’t – every single one of them – free to make that choice.

    Like I said, I’ve been thinking a lot about Pilate this year. Pious tradition holds that Pilate met his tragic end in the mountains of Central Italy. Having eventually returned to “Rome”, local tradition holds that Pilate committed suicide by drowning himself in a small, high mountain lake on the border between Umbria and the Marche region in Italy. The Lake exists to this day, and is called “The Lake of Pilate”. Not surprisingly, it was a hotspot for satanic rituals in the Middle Ages.

    So the question for all of us, being that we are all sinners and falling short in our lives, are our sins like the sin of the Perfidious Jews, cold and calculated evil, or are our sins more like the sin of Pilate, the sin of allowing oneself to be coerced, willing to condemn an innocent man to death, in the case of Christ, TRUTH ITSELF, in order to save one’s own skin?

    An extremely apt analogy of this today is the Perfidious sin of the BigPharma, government, corporate and media people who consciously executed the DeathJab crime against humanity – Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Anthony Fauci, Albert Bourla, Stephane Bencel, every media talking head and corporate executive that relentlessly lied and coerced people into injecting themselves with a known poison with the aim of reducing the human population through excess death and sterilization. They certainly have “the greater sin”. But every doctor, nurse, pharmacist and business owner who fell for, or accepted a de facto bribe and participated, even while bleating, “But I have no chooooooice. I’m just following oooooorders…” still have committed horrific sin, and will, like Pontius Pilate, end up at the bottom of a lake if they don’t repent. The “washing my hands of this” pose, exactly as with Pilate, is a delusion.

    And, of course, there is the analogy to the Bergoglian Antipapacy. There are the Perfidious bishops and Cardinals that have infiltrated the Church and executed the usurpation of the Petrine See, Jorge Mario Bergoglio being first among them, but there are also all of the other people who are going along with the Bergoglian Antipapacy, knowing full well that Holy Mother Church is under intense and relentless attack by an obvious, observable Antipope, but exactly like Pilate make a BIG SHOW of washing their hands of the matter, declaring, exactly like Pilate, that “there’s nothing we can doooooo… we can’t say anything…” because to do so would mean that “Caesar in Rome” would destroy them.

    Our model in this analogy is St. John, who stayed with Our Lord and His mother, all the way to Calvary, and interestingly, died a natural death as a very old man – the only Apostle to NOT be martyred.

    So which is it? Which do you choose? Which are you striving for? To merely be Pilate, guilty of “lesser sin” and deluding yourself into believing that you can wash your hands and disclaim any responsibility, saying, “See ye to it…”, and ending up at the bottom of the eternal lake, or are you going to strive to be stalwart, brave and faithful St. John, “the Disciple that Jesus loved”?

    I hope this helps, and that one and all have a grace-filled Triduum and Easter.

    Jarek: Well said. One caveat: In contrast, the Coptic church says that Pilate converted and died a martyr. Not implausible. Even the Catholics admit that his wife seems to have been an early Christian, one of the first among the non-Jews to embrace Christ.

    • SoftStarLight March 30, 2024 at 5:07 pm #

      The Coptic church has a lot of different and interesting beliefs compared to your everyday Christianity. For example I think its the Ethiopian Coptic Bible that includes the Book of Enoch. The Western church removed that though a long time ago.

      • JohnAZ March 30, 2024 at 9:01 pm #

        Most of the Coptic Gospels were declared heretical by the Nicene Conference that set the base dogma for the Catholic Church. The New Testament was put together at that Conference along with a creed that is repeated to this day.

        However, anything contrary to the model the bishops wanted, the male dominated, priest driven model that exists today, was declared heretical and not allowed into the conversation and the Bible.

        Things like:

        Gospel of Mary. Jesus conversed with Mary about many celestial subjects like the nature of heaven and the male disciples were a little put off by the spiritual intimacy they shared. Mary was a wealthy matron who financed Jesus’ ministry. The RC could not stand her being elevated and instead made her into a prostitute that Jesus saved.

        Gospel of Judas. Jesus selected Judas, the “accountant” of the Twelve to do the dirty work of Holy Week, to arrange for the arrest of Jesus. Jesus knew that He was going to the cross, as a fulfillment of scripture and had faith in His Father that He would be raised. Jesus orchestrated Holy Week from Palm Sunday’s procession to the end on the cross. Then God took over. Anyway, Judas arranged for the arrest at Jesus’ request.

        IMHO, the disciples and other followers went into Holy Week not understanding what was going to happen, that Jesus was going to be executed. That included Judas. They wanted the military Messiah that was going to destroy the Romans riding on fiery chariots. Peter, number one, denied Him thrice, the other took off into hiding. They just did not understand.

        Only Mary Magdalene had the faith to go check on Jesus on Easter Morning and was the first to behold the risen Christ. Once the disciples and followers beheld Jesus multiple times, they received the Spirit and the rest is history.

        • JohnAZ March 30, 2024 at 9:43 pm #

          Also agree with what Jarek discovered, the real Weenies that conspired to do Jesus in were the Jewish leadership, which were religious leaders. Jesus was a revolutionary in their eyes, a blasphemer. They could not accept that He was way above them on the celestial scale. How come He could do all those miracles and they couldn’t?

          The Mob that yelled Crucify Him? A bunch of yahoos drummed up by the High Priests, a 33AD version of the BLM. I wonder how many of them got paid to show up at Pilate’s Tribunal?

          A good question. Why would a crowd of Joe Average Jews go nuts trying to get the Romans to crucify one of their own? Jerusalem had plenty of other ethnicities present.

          • Beryl of Oyl March 31, 2024 at 11:24 am #

            I have wondered what I would have thought myself, back then.

            The didn’t believe Jesus was the Messiah because he was just some guy from the neighborhood.

            If someone I had known or known of started telling me God was is father I know what I would think now.

          • JohnAZ March 31, 2024 at 11:55 am #

            You put yourself “in the shoes of”, a nice job.
            In Nazareth, they almost stoned Him when He declared Himself the Messiah in the synagogue.

            I agree with you, what if some guy declared himself to be the Second Coming or the Anti-Christ today, the MSM would have a field day and they would be in an asylum.

            However, if some guy started healing cancer, insanity and raising people from the dead and telling folks to obey the government and be satisfied with your lot in life and never want to be the “Boss”, he would definitely be noticed.

            Jesus was a non-violent revolutionary, preaching that social change comes from within, person by person. That same message works today. The way to stop the crooks in DC is to one by one convince the population of their evil and change people’s minds.

            MLK and Ghandi used the philosophy wisely.

            One thing though, things today, over population and resource shortfalls are going to brew the “End of Times” scenario, which may just be in process. Think about all the national leaders around the world, trying to convince all of us that they are the saviors of humanity. Is it possible that the Anti-Christ is going to develop from this group of power folks? Would they refuse total power over the world as Jesus did during His temptations?

            Guess.

          • Beryl of Oyl March 31, 2024 at 12:39 pm #

            John, your mention of the saviors of humanity all over the world reminded me of something.

            A BBC reporter condescendingly told the President of Guyana that he would be causing over two billion tons of carbon emissions if he extracted the 150 billion dollars of oil and gas off his country’s shore.

            The president wasn’t having any of it.

            Hilarity ensued.

            Radar at X has the clip.

            I like when these people and their minions get called out to their faces.

      • mary.m March 31, 2024 at 4:48 am #

        Everyday Christianity includes practices that directly contradict the instructions of the Christ.

        I grew up a spiritual child in a secular home, so came to the Bible late in life. I have read the standard King James New Testament several times. I also have an Orthodox teaching version of the King James (which tries, & fails, to explain away the contradictions. As if the Christ was an incompetent speaker who needs interpretation, not of metaphor, but very specific, clear statements! I’ve also read a new English version (for its large print) & a version called “The Passion” which includes some Hebrew & Aramaic translations & explanations of differing translations, but also some odd interpretations.

        I am now reading a translation direct from Aramaic of the Assyrian Eastern Christian Church. Their Bible was painstakingly & rigorously copied & proofread from the original Aramaic without any intermediate translations. It is arguably the oldest, most correct version we have.

        Published in 1933, the author grew up in an isolated community that still spoke Aramaic & lived close to the original culture of the Christ’s time. So Aramaic is his first language & he fully understands the idiom of his native language & culture. Hid advanced education was in the west, so his English very good too.

        He appears to have based his work on the King James version, & makes corrections from there, from including missing passages to correcting mistaken translations.

        • Jarek March 31, 2024 at 1:33 pm #

          Is hell eternal? Or is it a mistranslation of the word aeon (an age) by Jerome en route from Aramaic to Greek to Latin?

          Would a loving Father condemn any of his children for eternity? Good human fathers wouldn’t. Is God less than they?

      • benr April 1, 2024 at 6:52 am #

        The book of enoch deals with some crazy stuff.

  52. tom clark March 30, 2024 at 3:08 pm #

    I believe the Minnesota Vikings mascot is named “Ragnar”.

    • SoftStarLight March 30, 2024 at 4:50 pm #

      That’s an interesting little factoid, tom

      • messianicdruid March 30, 2024 at 8:57 pm #

        The RCA dog is named Ellsworth.

    • Jarek March 30, 2024 at 10:34 pm #

      You are a hero just like Q. You two can have your own booth while everyone else is at the Table. Your serving valkyrie will be on roller skates.

  53. jim e March 30, 2024 at 3:41 pm #

    CNN
    Kate’s Cancer diagnosis part of a troubling trend.

    • jim e March 30, 2024 at 3:44 pm #

      Had I had Insurance and gone to a doctor over the past three decades I would have had four back surgeries and three amputations… I do not eat meat…

      • SoftStarLight March 30, 2024 at 4:48 pm #

        This is a riddle too huh. Sounds like you are making a point about how the “healthcare” industry processes people and employs all sorts of unnecessary treatments and meds to increase monthly billings. Do you really believe that she actually received a real jab? Its just very hard for me to believe but then again maybe they are wanting to get rid of her. It is sad. I think the turbo cancer trend is another one of their business models. They might have another vax for that just ever so conveniently?

  54. SAM March 30, 2024 at 8:32 pm #

    What was stored in the World Trade Center vaults? Here’s one. The worlds most valuable coin the 1933 St. Gaudens $20 Double Eagle.
    TOwnership of the coin was the center of a decades long dispute between its putative owner and the US. Treasury. Resolution by a NY Federal Judge.

    Shortley before the destruction of the World Trade Center the 1933 Double Eagle was moved to Ft. Knox. The government agreed to split the proceeds of a sale between the ‘Owner’ and the Treasury. The coin was returned to NY city and sold After 911.

    Questions:
    1. Who wanted the coin moved from New York at the World Trade Center to Kentucky and Why?
    2. What other objects or things were stored in the World Trades Center?

  55. Qwibqwib March 31, 2024 at 9:12 am #

    “Are you wondering what sort of mayhem they might be capable of unleashing any place from Bangor to Burbank in the weeks and months ahead?”

    You mean like this?

    wcpo DOT com news local-news police-man-bought-350-pounds-of-nails-scattered-them-on-road-through-three-towns

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    • elysianfield March 31, 2024 at 9:24 pm #

      …Sweet, sweet anarchy….

  56. Beryl of Oyl March 31, 2024 at 10:55 am #

    The war on Easter started long before this Sunday.

    Remember “two weeks to slow the spread”?

    Remember when the two weeks were supposed to end?

    All of a sudden there were “new models” that showed that covid could peak, guess when?

    Wait a minute, I thought the goal was to slow the spread?

    It somehow changed into something else entirely.

    Remember a pastor in Canada being arrested for the crime of holding services on Easter Sunday?

    It’s okay if you don’t, no one else does either, evidently.

    • GreenAlba March 31, 2024 at 5:41 pm #

      I remember him – wasn’t he called Pawalski or something like that?

  57. JohnAZ March 31, 2024 at 12:01 pm #

    HAPPY EASTER, EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!

    Celebrate the example and guidance provided by the resurrection of the most glorious human being that has ever lived as He rises to become part of God. His faith in His Father is an inspiration to every human being.

    IMHO, Jesus and Buddha are the only religious leaders that ascribe the path to Holiness and Oneness with God’s kingdom is from within. Everyone else preaches power and violence are the key.

    • BULLITT March 31, 2024 at 12:31 pm #

      Unless you missed it, Joe Biden is now GOD.
      He’s all mighty making the rules for living.
      Soon the Big Guy will put out his Ten Commandments or maybe he has already.
      Doesn’t he have his disciples?
      Maybe GOD is back, and we haven’t yet recognized the oh so powerful in D.C.
      You folks are missing the boat on this holy day in the USA!!!

      • JohnAZ March 31, 2024 at 3:29 pm #

        The battle for souls is between God and each individual. DC is a rotten cesspool that God has walked away from. Without God, Man is 100% evil. Hence, the Biden Mob, actually the Deep State Mob.

    • Beryl of Oyl March 31, 2024 at 12:41 pm #

      Happy Easter to you too John.

      I’m waiting on an Easter stroll and the sun just came out.

    • OG March 31, 2024 at 1:15 pm #

      Happy Easter, JAZ!

      He is risen!

    • Jarek March 31, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

      Buddha? I didn’t know you were a Universalist. It’s a good thing. Christianity has a very poorly developed doctrine of Providence or the idea that God takes cares of the Universe and most of all, the people within it. Traditional Christianity would condemn the vast majority of people to hell since most throughout history didn’t hear the Gospel and even now, don’t grow up with it.

      Thus He sent many Prophets and Revelations, and thus there are many “spiritual universes” in this world. But speaking of our universe: He came before as suffering servant. But He will return as a Conquering King. No Mr Nice Guy this time but Kalki, the last avatar riding on a white horse.

      • JohnAZ March 31, 2024 at 3:39 pm #

        Buddha’s Nirvana and the Kingdom of God preached by Jesus sound awfully similar.

        Submission of self to the will of God is paramount to both.

        A branch of Buddhism has incorporated Jesus’ teaching into its dogma. I partially read a book by a leader of that group 30 years ago or so.

      • OG March 31, 2024 at 4:46 pm #

        No more Mr Nice Guy indeed! He promised us that he’d return to kick some major butt. And deservedly so. Truly.

  58. jim March 31, 2024 at 2:14 pm #

    I tend to be quite skeptical.

    Consequently I find a skeptical twist on religion quite persuasive.

    If God is to be grasped as a certainty then He seems to become another idolatrous artifact that human beings have fashioned and worshipped.

    I’m more comfortable with God as a possibility, never being able to say exactly what God is.

    • JohnAZ March 31, 2024 at 3:46 pm #

      Jim

      I watched a movie last night about a biblical scholar of the 1890s who was in a debate with a colleague about teaching morality to people, mostly kids, without Jesus’ teachings as the base for the morality is acceptable dogma.

      Gavin Mccloud was the colleague. He sent the scholar through time to the year 2000 through a machine his father created. The movie was about how the United States of 2000 was the result of what he wrote, morality without Jesus as the source. The problem was/is everyone can create their own morality as they see fit. He stood humbly corrected. It was a good example of what has happened to this country.

      • JohnAZ March 31, 2024 at 3:48 pm #

        For anyone interested, the movie is “Time Changer”.

  59. Jarek March 31, 2024 at 2:30 pm #

    https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2024/03/30/white-house-easter-contest-n2172099

    Religious symbols banned from eggs.

    Future scholars, probably Chinese: The use of religious symbolism was banned at celebrations of Trans Visibility Day, formerly known as Easter. Easter was a pagan celebration which worshiped rabbits. The new religion of Trans-formation used eggs to symbolize new life and began to suppress the earlier religion of Rabbit worship. But one person wearing a rabbit costume was allowed, seemingly to guide the high Priest/President through the ceremony.

    Jarek: Indeed, my yellow brother of the future, indeed. Biden should always have the rabbit with him. It should become a tradition for future presidents as well. Perhaps some of the bodyguards could wear rabbit costumes, with their guns holstered outside their costumes.

  60. Jarek March 31, 2024 at 3:14 pm #

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/central-asian-migrants-face-xenophobic-040026666.html?.tsrc=fp_deeplink

    Backlash against Tajiks and other Muslims who “do the jobs Russians won’t do”. How does Putin respond? Exactly as our Presidents respond: We are all one People, citizens of one muliti-ethnic, multi-religious nation including Christians, Muslims, and Jews.

    What an utter disaster. He had learned nothing from the American debacle. Russia is the United States of the 60’s. Its future is exceedingly bleak.

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    • TruthSeeker1986 March 31, 2024 at 5:01 pm #

      @Jarek

      Putin talks like a globalist saying stupid low IQ shit like that. This is why I have such strong hatred and disdain for all of these politicians. Especially the white ones. Only they would say some BS like that to get approval. No one else talks like they do. You won’t ever hear Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, etc saying some “we are a nation of all!” Nonsense. Fucker is like the male version of Georginia Molini.

    • TruthSeeker1986 March 31, 2024 at 5:04 pm #

      @Jarek

      He’s showing his true colors, when white people become afraid of ridicule they start kissing ass, apologizing, and defending the very people that will love to slit their throat. Maybe they need to do more terror attacks over there then he can keep spewing his Globalist BS rhetoric.

  61. Jarek March 31, 2024 at 3:26 pm #

    What Putin should have said – something like what the new Pharaoh said, he who “knew not Joseph”.

    Exodus:

    8Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. 9And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: 10Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land. 11Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. 12But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. 13And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: 14And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.

    Jarek: Harsh? Yes. But remember, the previous Pharaoh was a traitor who had put the Jews above his own people. Who is the greater man the traitor or this new patriotic Pharaoh?

    From another pov: There is no evidence of any of this. The Pyramids were largely built by the volunteer labor of devout Egyptians.

    No evidence of a vast migrations across the Sinai either. Who knows? But the words they put in the mouth of this Pharaoh remain the Truth. A nation by definition is one people with one culture. What the fuck is wrong with Putin?

    • JohnAZ March 31, 2024 at 10:05 pm #

      Add on

      One language, even the biblical Babel was scattered into nations by confusing languages.

      • JohnAZ March 31, 2024 at 10:09 pm #

        One more, the Pharoahs were afraid of the degree of breeding the Hebrews were doing, becoming more populated than the native Egyptians. Sound familiar.

        Maybe we should enslave our brand of immigrants until they want to get away?

        • JohnAZ March 31, 2024 at 10:14 pm #

          And one more, sorry,

          Joseph led the Hebrews into Egypt to escape the droughts of the time, under favored person status. The got very used to favored person status, Egyptian Affirmative Action status, until someone noticed they were getting screwed by that advantage they had. Retribution is a bitch, Egypt and now.

  62. OG March 31, 2024 at 4:15 pm #

    This Easter, Gaza’s Christian community is on the brink of extinction

    newarab.com/opinion/easter-gazas-christian-community-faces-extinction

    Israel’s war threatens the world’s oldest Christian community. But Western powers who pay lip service to religious minorities are silent, writes Khalil Sayegh.

    For the first time in its history, Gaza’s Christian community is under threat of extinction.

    Gaza is home to one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, dating back to the first century, and the third oldest church in the world. Despite constant threats to survival, the community has persisted for two millennia.

    But now, extinction may be unavoidable this time due to Israel’s indiscriminate war and imposed famine, which has killed more than 32,000 Palestinians in Gaza. There are only about 800 Christians left in Gaza.

    The Western world, which often champions the rights of the religious minorities in the region, is eerily silent.

    • TruthSeeker1986 March 31, 2024 at 6:30 pm #

      @OG

      I’m beginning to think that the West is afraid of Israel. The one nation on earth that can do anything it wants without fear of retaliation. I’m surprised Pedo Island wasn’t built there instead.

      • TruthSeeker1986 March 31, 2024 at 6:36 pm #

        Add the US on that list of nations that can get away with anything it wants. All the deaths and wars started throughout the world because of the U.S. gov is proof of this.

    • Paula D March 31, 2024 at 8:34 pm #

      The oldest Christian community in the world is in Syria. They still speak the Aramaic language in Maaloula, the language that Christ spoke.

      The US backed Islamic terrorists to attack the community, killing many and forcing others to flee.

      There was no worldwide condemnation of this, no UN resolutions, no purple-haired people throwing blood, no airman burning himself alive outside the White House.

      You are not allowed to speak of US atrocities, whether the victims are Christian, or not.

      I think only Richard Black, state senator from Virginia, spoke out, of all US politicians.

    • JohnAZ March 31, 2024 at 9:55 pm #

      Would you be happier if the Headline was:

      Israel’s Arab community is on the brink. Or Israel’s Jewish community is on the brink?

      Gaza allowed the missiles, the tunnels, the attack sites under Mosques and hospitals, that has allowed the ongoing harrassment of parts of Israel by Hamas. If Israel pushed Hamas into control of Gaza when it was set up, that was a yuge mistake, which in their eyes is being remedied now. Whatever happens to Gaza down the road, Hamas will have no part of it.

  63. tucsonspur March 31, 2024 at 7:42 pm #

    Yes, it’s Eastertime again, but there is still no God. Various and conflicting versions of God and religion have been the cause of too much of the world’s misery.

    So, God’s son was crucified and died on the cross to redeem us sinners, the thorn crowned, bloody, nailed up Jesus becoming one of the most sadistically cruel and perversely enduring symbols of any religion. He then rises from the dead to give us the world we have today! Isn’t that wonderful? What a bizarre, sick fantasy!

    And the religious hustlers are out looking for prey. Have you seen the ads? One of them goes like this:

    WHEN YOU DIE

    ARE YOU GOING TO HEAVEN OR NOT?

    YOU CAN KNOW FOR SURE

    HEAVEN or NOT. net

    But all is not lost. It is a wonderfully spiritual time of new life and new beginnings. You can lose the God, and still keep the spiritual. Spirituality is the key, yes, I dare say it, to salvation.

    • JohnAZ March 31, 2024 at 9:48 pm #

      TS

      Recommend the movie “Time Changer” on Prime.

      It points out very well what has happened to us as a country.

      Spiritually IS God, He is the spirituality part of all of us, the counterbalance to the evil that resides in us. God is a Father to all of us, providing a model for all of us.

      Jesus is His messenger to us, our example in the flesh. Think another thought about Holy Week, it is God’s way of showing us that death is not the end for each of us, that there is an eternal plan for each of us when we believe in Him. Jesus, as God’s messenger, brought four people back from death, but He was an outlet for God as God, the Father, brought Him back to life after the crucifixion.

      Your disdain for the ads is understandable, I have seen them and despise the commercialization, just like Christmas and Easter. Christianity and its spiritual base is not for sale. AND Christian belief is between each individual and God, not through some intermediary. Martin Luther rebelled against the RCC and its medieval commercialization of Jesus’ message. There is always hope.

      “Time Changers”, worth your while.

    • Grace March 31, 2024 at 10:17 pm #

      And you can “read-all-about-it!” for only $59.99…

  64. tucsonspur March 31, 2024 at 9:11 pm #

    Seven juveniles shot near Indianapolis mall, 12-17 y/o. Additional shootings earlier in the week. White or black?

    Here’s some Sean ‘diddy’ Combs stuff, 1999 party time:

    ‘In December 1999, Combs, Lopez, his bodyguard Anthony “Wolf” Jones and the 21-year-old rapper Jamal “Shyne” Barrow, a Combs protege, were involved in a disagreement at Club New York in Manhattan that ended with gunfire and left three people injured.

    Combs, Lopez and Jones left the club and led police on a chase through New York City that ended with police finding a stolen gun inside the car.

    Natania Reuben, one of the three people shot during the altercation, maintains Combs was the one who shot her that night, and has renewed her accusation in recent days.

    Combs and Lopez were arrested, detained and initially charged for their involvement in the shooting but the charges were quickly dropped against Lopez.

    Combs, Jones and Barrow faced charges related to gun possession, and prosecutors alleged Combs and Jones attempted to bribe the driver of the car that left the nightclub to tell police the gun was his in exchange for $50,000.

    After a weeks-long trial Combs and Jones were acquitted but a New York jury found Barrow guilty of five charges including criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree assault and reckless endangerment, though Barrow was acquitted of attempted murder.

    Barrow was sentenced and served nearly nine years for his charges, though no one was ever charged and found guilty for the shooting itself.

    Reuben was interviewed on NewsNation earlier this week and said she was willing to have a doctor remove part of the bullet still in her face from the shooting if needed to reopen the case against Combs. “Who better to tell you what happened than the person who got shot smack dab in between my eyes?” Reuben said during the interview.

    Last month, Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones Jr. filed a civil lawsuit against Combs and actor Cuba Gooding Jr. for sexual assault and harassment. In the lawsuit, Jones claimed Combs had “displayed his guns and bragged about getting away with shooting people,” according to USA Today.

    Jones alleged in the lawsuit that Combs “shared that he was responsible for the shooting in the nightclub in New York City with rapper Shyne.” Jones also alleged Lopez “carried the firearm into the club for him and passed him the gun after he got into an altercation with another individual.” When the lawsuit was initially filed in February, Comb’s attorney, Shawn Holley, released a statement calling Jones a “liar” who filed “a $30 million lawsuit shamelessly looking for an undeserved payday,” according to the New York Times.

    While the trial against Combs and Shyne was underway, Shyne released his self-titled debut album, and it peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. While he was in prison, in 2004, he released a second album, “Godfather Buried Alive,” that reached No. 3. After his release from prison in 2009, Shyne was deported to Belize, his home country, where his dad, Dean Barrow, was prime minister. Shyne followed his father into politics, and in 2020, was elected to Belize’s House of Representatives.’

    TS

    Blacks, whether in sports, music, or politics are largely responsible for the current state of our culture’s contamination. Toxic blacks are everywhere with their prison and gun culture pollution. Homicidal idols, Snoop Dog icons. Not to mention Letitia James, Alvin Bragg, Fani Willis and the entire Obama soft on crime clan.

    Derek Chauvin gets stabbed in prison. How long before George Floyd would have killed somebody? Keith Ellison, the black Minnesota AG, says Chauvin should be able to live out his term. How gracious, how kind of him.

    • JohnAZ March 31, 2024 at 10:02 pm #

      An analogy?

      Blacks are like a piece of undigestible gristle in AmeriCa’s stomach, unable and unwilling to be assimilated into the country. They are 16% of this country and should be 16% of its concern, Not the control that they want.

      The defeat of Biden’s Mob is crucial this fall, regardless of who succeeds in doing it. The Blacks will go back to trying to achieve on their own like the rest of us, succeeding and crediting the goodness of the country that has provided the opportunity to them, instead of burning its symbol.

      • JohnAZ March 31, 2024 at 10:02 pm #

        A very good slogan;

        STOP the Cities!!!!!!!!!

  65. RD3 March 31, 2024 at 10:17 pm #

    Most of those rappers are gay or bisexual. Fluff Daddy, StulPac, EazyE, etc. are all gay. I recall hearing all that bullshit, in the early 90’s, when the masters of the universe decided that white people would be genocided, and thinking “wow, this is a bunch of faggots.” Turns out, I was correct. “Rough and tough” niggerdom is just a bunch of fags. Tie your bandana backwards against your forehead? Fag.

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    • benr April 1, 2024 at 6:58 am #

      Prison culture saggy loose pants and all for ezee access.

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