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Poison Spiders at the Center of the Web

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  You know why the judge let provocateur Ray Epps off the hook for his antics before and during the so-called J-6 “insurrection,” don’t you? Well, yes, it was partly because he was acting at the direction of blob officials, most likely the FBI, but possibly the CIA, Defense Intelligence, or some black-box fed outfit no one ever heard of (but somehow gets half a billion in funding every year). Ol’ Ray pleaded to one year’s probation (no jail time), 100 hours of community service (checking books out at his local library?), and a $500 fine. Say, what. . . ? A speeding ticket on the Rockville Pike would probably cost you more.

     You remember those videos of Ray on the DC street the day before the riot, importuning the crowd, a commanding presence with his military bearing and red hat, six inches taller than most of the other men around him, yelling, “Tomorrow we need to go into the Capitol, into the Capitol!”  At which moment the crowd groaned “no-o-o-o. . . !” and then commenced chanting, “fed. . . fed. . . fed. . . !” They had his number. His use of the word need was especially beguiling, as in, who actually “needed” that to happen?

     I’ll tell you one reason Ray didn’t get, like, twenty years, nor two years of pre-trial detention in the reeking, roach-infested DC lockup, or massive fines, like other J-6 defendants: Because he told his handlers in no uncertain terms that he would blow their cover and vivisect them publicly on the whole fed J-6 operation if they so much as made him show up in person for any proceeding — and, of course, he “attended” his sentencing by phone, in a Zoom meeting from a remote location.

      Okay, I’ll tell you the actual reason that Ray Epps got the VIP powder puff treatment: It was to give half of America a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. . . the old double-barreled middle finger. . . a thunderous fuck you, with the subtext: we can do anything we want to you and you can’t do anything about it. . . and we can rub your faces in it, too, ho ho. . . and then empty a bed pan over your head in case you’re not feeling sufficiently impotent and humiliated. And the purpose of all that is their hope to foment some act of genuine violent resistance against the blob to justify further lawless persecution of the blob’s enemies. They’re really hoping to set off a civil war to justify martial law in order to ensure a free and fair election.

     The judge in the Ray Epps case is. . . wait for it. . . the fabulous judicial utility infielder, James Boasberg, now Chief Judge of the DC Federal District Court, a big cheese. Yes, the same rascal who sat on the FISA Court during the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” shenanigans, when they fed all manner of fake documents to that court to enable the FBI to conduct warrantless surveillance on Donald Trump’s campaign, and then afterwards on his presidency.

     It was Judge Boasberg who let FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith off the hook with probation when he was charged with doctoring an email to conceal the fact that FBI target Carter Page had been an active CIA informer in Russia over the years, not just some schlub swanning around the fringe of the Trump Campaign. Getting a FISA warrant on Carter Page was tremendously advantageous to the FBI, because it enabled them to use the “three-hop rule,” meaning they could also surveil anyone else in the Trump retinue who Mr. Page had communicated with by phone or email.

     The disposition of Ray Epps’s case also means there will be no further official inquiries into his behavior that fateful day 1/6/21. The principle of double jeopardy means he can’t be tried for the same thing twice. There will be no further inquiries into what he did that day and on J-6 itself when he appeared at the barricades on the Capitol grounds, apparently goading protesters to bust through them. It’s a dead letter. Chalk up a “W” for the blob.

     But now, chalk up an “L” for the blob: Fani Willis., the Fulton County (GA) District Attorney, has been caught funneling more than half a million dollars to her love bunny, attorney Nathan Wade, after appointing him “special counsel” in the gigantic RICO case against Donald Trump and eighteen other defendants. Poor optics, as they say, and maybe a good deal more than that — such as prosecutorial misconduct. The fact that the lovestruck pair took Caribbean cruises together with that money may only be a minor part of the story. More will come out when Fani Willis answers the summons she has been served to give a deposition at the request of Joycelyn Wade’s lawyers in the Wades’ ongoing divorce proceeding.

    More to the point, both Fani Willis and Nathan Wade (in her service) spent time consulting with lawyers at the White House before they filed charges against Mr. Trump. Mr. Wade was there on May 23 and November 19, 2022, talking to Joe Biden’s White House counsel for sixteen hours. Ms. Willis is shown by White House visitor logs to have been present for five hours a few months later, on February 18, 2023, a week after recommending charges to a Fulton County grand jury. The log states that she spent those five hours with veep Kamala Harris.

     I doubt that is who she came to visit. My guess is that Ms. Willis spent those hours being coached by Deputy US Attorney General Lisa Monaco, possibly joined by Mary McCord, a former head of the DOJ’s National Security division during the “Crossfire Hurricane” years, then “outside counsel” to the first House impeachment committee, then counsel to the House J-6 committee. It was Ms. McCord, in Trump Impeachment # 1, who arranged for then DOJ Inspector General Michael Atkinson to change the whistleblower rules, allowing for hearsay evidence, which gave a green light to NSA mole Eric Ciaramella to report on the infamous Ukraine phone call that he had not personally witnessed (but was fed a story on by Col. Alexander Vindman.) Nice work there. In other words, these two gals, Lisa Monaco and Mary McCord, are the poison spiders in the DOJ web of veteran seditionists.

     This week there is also chatter as to whether Special Counsel Jack Smith might ever actually bring an official federal “insurrection” charge against Mr. Trump to facilitate his “branding” so as to get him kicked off the ballot around the country. I doubt that’ll work out for Mr. Smith, too. If such a matter ever went to trial Mr. Trump would enjoy the right to “discovery” of all sorts of evidence that the DOJ and the FBI would never allow to see the light of day. So, Jack’s stuck with his lame cases now on the docket which, believe me, will be going nowhere.


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615 Responses to “Poison Spiders at the Center of the Web”

  1. PeteAtomic January 12, 2024 at 8:22 am #

    Morning, Jim
    Thanks

    Many of these judges & lawyers at the center of all of these anti-Trump lawsuits act so strangely & foolishly to take with any seriousness. However, this is what constitutes as “law” in our increasingly out of control blob-ocracy.

    On an unrelated topic, the US appears to be getting into yet another war in the Middle East. One report I saw this morning is mulling US ground troops to Yemen.

    The Deep State will get that war, damn it. What war? Just a war. Doesn’t matter where.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 9:57 am #

      Twitter I mean X had a whole slew of posts ‘trending’ as soon is at happened, reminding everyone that the War Powers Act permits our retarded president to act on a whim with no one else’s say-so.

      That’s normal, right?

      • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 10:04 am #

        We’ve been being “ruled” by executive orders for three years. Why change now?

        • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 10:04 am #

          Actually, why even have a congress in the first place?

          • cowbell81 January 12, 2024 at 10:07 am #

            The only reason there is still a Congress full of “elected” officials is so they can work their angles and soak up as much graft and spoils as possible, before the whole country goes kablooey.

          • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 10:19 am #

            Look at Rome. Rome started out as a Republic. After a few hundred years, however, the Senate began to lose its importance until one of the emperors simply got rid of it. The same will happen here.

            Our Congress is the supreme under the Constitution. They control the money. They control the laws. They can override a Presidential veto. They are the sovereign.

            However, since the early 1900s when the Senate was converted from a representation of the States to a glorified House of Representatives the Congress has pissed away their authority. Now that we have a tribal Congress, nothing gets done. Cowbell is right, it serves only to make its members wealthy on the backs of the Citizens and they have no authority to do anything anymore.

            I no longer hold any respect or regard for any member of Congress. They are leaches, grifters, failures. They run for office because they can’t do anything else because their reputations have been so soiled up to that point.

            Or they are some poor sucker with a good soul who gets elected with the intentions of going back there to “change Washington” but after a few days suddenly realize they are 1 vote out of hundreds, have no power to do or cause any changes, and end up being a subject of the decay and filth.

            The fact that being a member of Congress has become a full time job and life long career hasn’t helped either.

          • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 11:11 am #

            The Congress is there to hand out the wealth of the USA to corporations.

            How could just the president keep track of all those transactions? The flow of loot would slow considerably.

            They won’t get rid of Congress.

          • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:27 am #

            Paula, you are not seeing the writing on the wall here. Why need 535 useless souls to do the job one man could easily do?

          • crudgemudgeon January 12, 2024 at 12:04 pm #

            Well, if you recall last week’s blog, we had Elise Stefanik cornering the president of Harvard, who has since resigned. This week we have James Comer attempting to corner the crooked President’s son.

        • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 10:14 am #

          We’ve been ruled by executive orders longer than three years.

        • Socrates-Detroit January 12, 2024 at 10:15 am #

          Rule by executive order in the US has been more like 35 years.

          Invasion of Panama. Bombing of Kosovo. Iraq. Afghanistan.

          And my favorite–the cynically misnamed Patriot Act.

          Based on the Patriot Act, IMO, anyone who enlisted in the armed forces after that date, due to ignorance, faux patriotism, or (most likely) needed a job, whatever, serves the oppressive executive branch, and enables incidents and people like Ray Epps, or the fraud in Ukraine.

          As such, tomorrow, when our evil moronic government goes a step too far and is attacked, and a US plane or warship in the Middle East goes down, I will have exactly ZERO sympathy for our well-intended but misguided servicemen–or, laugh, servicewomen.

          And I am, and will be, vocal as much as possible against further US military action. The only action I support is defending the US border with Mexico.

          The troops all living on borrowed time anyway–being mRNA vaccinated.

          • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 10:25 am #

            I long ago came a realization that, when the media babbles on about our troops protecting our freedom and our democracy from a bunch of thugs in dirty night shirts in the poorest countries on the planet, we were being fed a heaping spoonful of propaganda and none of it was true. My heart goes out to these poor veterans who lost limbs, suffer from PTSD or who have died fighting wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and where ever else the USA blob has tried to flex its empire muscles. Such a waste of life. Such a waste.

            In an ideal world these troops would all stand up and put their arms down and refuse to be part of a military that invades sovereign nations that pose no threat to the people of the United States. They really should be lined up on our borders with orders to shoot an kill anyone who dares step across the border. That is were our military is needed. Not in Germany. Not in Djibouti. Not in Japan. Not in South Korea.

            Nobody cares.

          • Socrates-Detroit January 12, 2024 at 11:06 am #

            My heart also goes out to veterans, especially from Vietnam, who lost their lives, limbs or brains.

            It’s very sad.

            For what exactly did they die or get wounded?

            What exactly did “America” learn from Vietnam?

            The government learned to better “manage” the war, with an all-volunteer force, and by controlling and stage-managing press coverage.

            There. Problem solved.

            As bad as I feel for the veterans, what about all the people they killed and maimed in Vietnam? Or all the people that died indirectly, as a result of America prolonging the war in IndoChina?

            It was THEIR country, not ours. WTH should I care who rules Vietnam? The US war in Indochina led to some 1.5 million Vietnamese deaths by some accounts. Aren’t they human beings? How about the Laotians and Cambodians?

            In Vietnam, many of the troops were draftees. Their choices were to Vietnam, go to jail, go to Canada. So they had no choice.

            But since then? Who are these volunteers killing? The Serbs. Why? Iraqis. Why? The US turned the country inside out–and the biggest losers are the Iraqi Christians. Where’s the outrage in this supposedly Christian country?

          • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:14 am #

            We have no idea what is going to happen with the Vaxxed folks. There is no data available, thanks to the Fed led Pharma, to say one way or the other. So, it is a guessing game.

            Is it accumulative is the number one issue, does the disease and the Vaxx just add up causing increasing inflammation. We do not know.

            Issue 1a is if leakage into the blood stream can cause inflammation and DNA changes in other organs. Does the mRNA cause cells to become S protein generators long term or permanently. We do not know.

            Issue 2 might be, if yearly shots, or more, and the disease occurs anyway, proven fact, what level of S proteins maintain causing chronic inflammation. We do not know.

            Just these three items make me feel that there may be a human bomb out there ready to go off.

          • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:19 am #

            Well said, Socrates. Well said. I second your words. The pain and destruction heaped upon the innocents by our military is indescribable. We get pictures of troops handing out candy to famished children but we don’t get the full picture of the ravages of war carried out by our Country “in the name of freedom” on innocent people who pose absolutely zero threat to us spoiled slobs here in America.

            I hate war in all of its forms. All it does is serve to make a few fat cats wealthy and destroy everything and everyone else.

          • Blackbird January 12, 2024 at 12:07 pm #

            JAZ, another issue – Issue #1 to me: Is there shedding of spike proteins, produced via Vaxx, from Vaxxed to unvaxxed?

            Another issue – a long-term effects issue: Does the accumulation of spike proteins in the ovaries, and the similarity of the spike protein to Syncytin-1, have the potential to reduce fertility among the Vaxxed?

            A web search assures us that, “No, there is no cause for alarm. The Vaxx is safe and effective. Covid is a real, and incredibly dangerous disease, second in lethality only to white nationalism”. I’m so relieved…

          • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 12:35 pm #

            John and Blackbird – the Market Ticker has another piece on what could be happening to babies of women who were vaccinated while pregnant.

            It’s titled, Aw Shit. You Didn’t, Did You? which should tell you something without reading it.

            I believe today the useless hearings by the useless congress are continuing the coverup of the covid crimes against humanity.

          • Yirgach January 12, 2024 at 2:31 pm #

            And let’s not forget Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
            I reckon that makes it 65 years…

          • liber8tor January 13, 2024 at 4:04 am #

            JAZ,Re:Issue 1, Well said. So many ways the clot shot can kill.

            Another possible way is via the graphene oxide nanoparticles in the bloodstream, which react to commands from the 5-G network.

            All they do is push a button and send you pre-recorded commands. No neural link implant required; it’s already in place. Mark of the Beast.

          • Lyndy33 January 13, 2024 at 2:09 pm #

            Lets go all the way back to Korea conflict; what was gained? A Poeblo incident (years later) that kept our sailors in NK prison to be torchered for nearly a year.

          • Alfred January 13, 2024 at 2:34 pm #

            Read this morning that ex DNI – now CNN mouthpiece Clapper is concerned with terrorists coming across the southern border. Since we just smoked a bunch of Yemeni’s or whatever with 120 million worth of cruise missiles, maybe he has a point…

            Of course, since ex DNI – now CNN mouthpiece Clapper likely plays for the other team, I’d say this is likely propaganda that conditions the herd for the narrative (lie) that follows.

            The Texas National Guard seized a stretch and kicked the feds out.

            Better buckle up, I guess…

        • Mike Sherman January 14, 2024 at 4:41 pm #

          “Ruled by executive order for three years.” – tuco22

          What a load of baloney. Your Dear Leader, Donald J Drumpf, The Smelly Diaper President, issued 220 EOs (plus 674 other executive actions & proclamations – I guess that was why he needed so much “Executive Time” on his daily schedule?) versus Biden’s 130. Also, if there was a functioning House of Representatives, it may have been fewer.

      • loosethedogs January 12, 2024 at 12:00 pm #

        Hey it worked for “Death Drone Barack” and almost all the Presidents at least back to LBJ. Gotta keep the banksters and MIICC happy. (Military Industrial Intelligence Congressional Complex).

        • FGB3 January 12, 2024 at 3:21 pm #

          “…almost all the Presidents at least back to LBJ”. Lyndon said to the members of the cabal who helped kill Kennedy, “You git me mah Great Society and yu can have your damned war”.

      • PeteAtomic January 12, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

        “That’s normal, right?”
        ….

        “Can’t we just drone him??”

        Hillary Clinton on Julian Assange

    • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 10:00 am #

      It should be about time to institute that draft.

      • cowbell81 January 12, 2024 at 10:06 am #

        For sure, that would change the tune of many people right fast!

        If Biden can unilaterally bomb locations in the middle of Yemen, who’s to say that Yemeni powers or Saudi officials can’t bomb the city center of Washington, D.C. on a whim? Tit for tat I always say!

        • Islander January 12, 2024 at 10:28 am #

          It wouldn’t surprise me at all if we saw some “asymmetric” terrorism in the continental USA.

          Asymmetric as seen against the Zionist/USA/UK state terrorism as practiced in in Gaza and Yemen.

          The dog that didn’t bark in Mr. Kunstler’s latest:

          ICJ hearing in The Hague.

          • Socrates-Detroit January 12, 2024 at 11:13 am #

            @Islander

            Well said.

            As they say, “never let a crisis go to waste”.

            Any incident like that could, and probably WILL, be leveraged to implement more controls on the American public.

          • Uncle Abraham January 12, 2024 at 12:33 pm #

            Islander is the dog your irresponsible and ignorant neighbor owns, that barks at you from its fenced yard as you leave your home. It can’t tell enemy from friend, what belongs and what doesn’t.

            Watch the Hague proceedings. The Israeli team made mincemeat of the bogus and disingenuous South African case.

            The problem for non-trained and non-discriminating dogs is they eat the mincemeat and are none the wiser.

          • Uncle Abraham January 12, 2024 at 12:39 pm #

            As for “Socrates,” part of the dog pack such as those we see everywhere “protesting” what they don’t know or understand. Serving as useful idiots for Islamic jihad that comes on a degraded and corrupt West.

          • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 2:31 pm #

            Hagee doesn’t even preach the gospel to his Jewish colleagues any more. They don’t like it. So is he still a Christian?

          • FGB3 January 12, 2024 at 3:23 pm #

            “It wouldn’t surprise me at all if we saw some “asymmetric” terrorism in the continental USA”.
            If by “asymmetic terrorism” you mean terrorizing the most egregious members of the Swamp, then count me in.

          • King of Comedy January 12, 2024 at 8:26 pm #

            I don’t glom on to blanket statements about any group because blanket statements are usually lazy thinking but a certain Hamas groupie is dangerously close to the vaginas and politics not mixing stereotype.

            How dim of a bulb do you have to be to hang your hopes on a proceeding orchestrated by a country in the pole position to claim the undisputed title of The World’s Biggest Shithole? To call South Africa a country is stretching the term to its breaking point. After all, they’re such a constellation of fuck-ups and maladroits that I predict they will ultimately resuscitate the reputation of apartheid by way of comparison.

            Even if you support the ridiculous bullshit “case” that the deep legal minds of SA are pushing, the fact that SA, the country which went from a modern society to a fourth-world turd pile in a mere 30 years by overthrowing their “oppressors”, the fact that they’re the ones pushing it would give one pause. It’s the equivalent of the captain of the Titanic giving lessons on the navigation of ice fields. Settler colonialism never sounded so good.

        • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:20 am #

          The same reason Hitler or Tojo did not. They wanted to, but 4000 and 7000 miles respectively, made the task impossible.

          However, in saying that, technology has made it possible to bring weaponry across the Ponds and an open border in an invitation. Folks may not believe in 9/11, but the possibility is there. Besides, Iran knows that blowing up the WTC again is nothing compared to shutting off the Red Sea and the Gulf. Their priorities are proper.

        • Yirgach January 12, 2024 at 2:42 pm #

          Remember these are extremely literal eye-for-an-eye medievals.
          Who else would revere and worship a desert thug through the ages? Maybe the same people who Burned, Looted and Murdered over St. Floyd?

          Now they have imported (so to speak) a fresh crew, already come knock, knock, knocking at your back door!

      • Blackbird January 12, 2024 at 11:04 am #

        I agree. If everyone – or at least everyone’s kids – were subject to being yanked out of their life and fed into a meat grinder in some unpronounceable foreign land for some fictitious justification, they might suddenly develop an interest in what our criminal government is doing, rather than just chanting, “I support freedom!”.

        • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 11:21 am #

          As long as they’ll get the $300,000+ life insurance money, there won’t be much interest.

      • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:15 am #

        Hahahahaha! Impose the draft on this generation? Talk about starting a civil war. The concept of a patriotic response to defend America is history I am afraid.

        • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 11:22 am #

          Oh, God, no, it won’t be out of patriotism! They’ll likely not say anything about that at all. They’ll just impose a draft. Canada won’t take them this time. Mexico might.

        • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:25 am #

          Can you imagine what the women would do if the draft also included every sound and physically able female? Boy would the blubbering begin!

          • Blackbird January 12, 2024 at 12:13 pm #

            If we want a real draft – one that will increase the number of people in the military – we will have to do away with the “sound and physically able” criteria.

            After all, the gender-confused my be (techincally…) “sound and physically able” when they enlist, but once they undergo their “gender-reassignment” surgery – at taxpayer expense – they are neither, and continue to be served also at taxpayer expense.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 12:42 pm #

            They don’t need a draft when they just imported hundreds of thousands of military age men.

            Why would these men sign up? For rapid citizenship.

            They are telling us this is what they intend to do. We have elected officials telling us they need more people in their districts to increase their representation in Congress, because it doesn’t matter whether they are citizens or not.

            They are telling us we won’t be allowed to fly and at the same time allowing planes to fall apart due to diversity hiring, so we will choose to quit flying all on our own.

            They are using DEI to destroy higher education, so America won’t have scholars and historians or anyone to carry along the culture.

            Right in front of us.

          • PeteAtomic January 12, 2024 at 2:01 pm #

            “Why would these men sign up? For rapid citizenship.”

            Yup. That is also being floated out there by Government.

            Allowing non-US citizens without green cards the ability to join the military.

          • Yirgach January 12, 2024 at 3:04 pm #

            Mebbe they asked Mr. Stevenson for a Hurts Donut?

            From the American Astronaut movie (2001 Cory McAbee)


            Old Man:
            So there’s this man, and he lived his whole life on Earth, and his name was Mr. Stevenson. When Mr. Stevenson was eight years old, he asked another little boy if he would like a Hurts Donut. The other boy said yes. So he hit him on the arm and he said, “Hurts Donut.” Five years later, Mr. Stevenson asked another boy about his same age at that time if he would like a Hurts Donut. when the boy said yes, Mr. Stevenson stabbed him over and over again in his eye and his cheek with a pencil, saying “Hurts Donut.” Over the years, Mr. Stevenson did very well in school. On graduation day, he was sat next to another young man, who, like Mr. Stevenson, had earned high marks. When he asked the boy if he would like a Hurts Donut, the boy said, “Not if you’re gonna stab me in the eye with a pencil.” “I wouldn’t even touch you,” said Mr. Stevenson. So when the boy agreed, he presented him with a photograph of the young man’s fiancée at a bachelor party, on some guy’s table, f***ing herself with a beer bottle. As tears filled the young man’s eyes, Mr. Stevenson was heard to say, “Hurts Donut.” A few years later, Mr. Stevenson got a job as a sales clerk in an electronics store. Within a year, he was caught stealing and immediately incarcerated. When he asked his cellmate if he would like a Hurts Donut, his cellmate said yeah. So… he gave him a Hurts Donut. Over the years, Mr. Stevenson grew too old to take care of himself, so they put him in a hospital. One day, he asked the new nurse if she would like a Hurts Donut. In anticipation of her response, Mr. Stevenson began humming and making smacking noises with his mouth. When the nurse smiled and said, “I know about you, Mr. Stevenson,” Mr. Stevenson blurted out something totally incoherent and… and began to laugh.

            Old Man:
            I’ve never understood this joke. But then, I’ve never been to Earth.”

      • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 11:15 am #

        The purpose of the military is to extract wealth from other countries for US corporations.

        Anyone who participates is a sucker, and there are fewer and fewer suckers to be had. They tell us the military is not meeting its target goals. Too many young people have caught on to the racket.

        So you want to institute a draft, to force them into corporate mafia service? Because that makes sense…..Not.

        Anyway, they have it covered. Millions of military aged men have been imported into the US in the last couple of years.
        Seen them around?
        Not unless you’re a drill sergeant.

        • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:25 am #

          You are right today, unfortunately. WW2 was not fought for extracting wealth. It was fought to utterly destroy three countries that were contesting the UK USA alliance and the control of oil.

          Everything in the twentieth century was to protect the flow of oil. Every “war” was fought for oil. Still is!!!!!!

      • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:23 am #

        And that draft had better damned well include every sound 18 year old FEMALE. I’m sick of sending just our boys off to be cannon fodder for the fat cats and all their illegal and immoral wars. The angry women want to be the same as the men, let them be. Put them in the draft. They want the same bennies as males, GIVE IT TO THEM.

        Israel got it right. Israeli women are required to serve in the IDF along side their Israeli brothers.

        • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:25 am #

          Russia, too.

          • Blackbird January 12, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

            Don’t forget the Ukraine!

            I wouldn’t be surprised if they are re-enlisting corpses in order to meet their quotas.

            And we love the Ukraine, don’t we? So get down to the recruitment office all you morbidly obese, blue-haired, post-gendered, and make the Ukraine safe for sodomy!

        • KarlDehrmann January 12, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

          Fuck that. I’m not sending either of my kids to fight for this country(the majority of whose inhabitants I feel no kinship with or fealty to). But if I was FORCED to send one or the other, and I was prevented from going in their stead, I would send my son not my daughter. What kind of men send their women to slaughter? Regardless of how crazy the world is, there is a biological imperative to protect the women and kids. The only time the women should be fighting is when the men are all dead.

          Even though the leadership was evil, this was perfectly illustrated by the Germans in WWII. The Volkssturm conscripted every male from 16 to 60. Of course, that level of loyalty requires bonds of blood and soil. Unlike the collection of disparate, mentally ill strangers inhabiting America.

          • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 2:27 pm #

            One of Hitler’s greatest speeches was against women in combat.

            But our women aren’t really women any more. They need to be taught a lesson that can’t be taught in any other way.

            As the old saying goes, Experience is a dear school. But a fool will have no other.

          • oldandtired January 12, 2024 at 4:55 pm #

            @Karl. Do you live here in the USA? Do you know how the Selective Service System works? Your son has to register at age 18. When he is a legal adult. You don’t have the option yourself of “sending him” or not. It would be his choice to enlist, or, should the draft be reinstated, it would be his choice to be drafted, or refuse and suffer the consequences.

          • KarlDehrmann January 12, 2024 at 9:36 pm #

            I have lived here my entire life. I registered with selective service a few weeks after turning 18. But that was a different time and a different place. In this world, foreigners can choose to cross borders, men can choose to be women and politicians can choose to weaponize the legal system against their opponents. So I choose never to sacrifice my son for a dying empire that hates us. Obviously, depending where we are on the trajectory of collapse, that may require relocation. So be it. As it stands, he is only 9, and therefore safe for some time from any draft. My daughter is 12.

        • Yirgach January 12, 2024 at 6:12 pm #

          Israeli sisters are required to serve in the IDF along side their Israeli brothers.

        • Bobby E January 14, 2024 at 12:46 pm #

          Cankerpuss: “better damned well include every sound 18 year old FEMALE”

          Yep, with equal rights comes equal obligations.

      • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 12:46 pm #

        For women too! Equality at last. You’ve come a long way baby….

        • PeteAtomic January 12, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

          You’ll be the driver in my T-55M6 & I’ll teach u to run over Ukies

      • PeteAtomic January 12, 2024 at 1:51 pm #

        I think that is coming sooner than later.

        I believe every branch was negative this last year, including the Air Force.

        Only a small percentage of 18-24 yr olds are physically fit, sober, and without a criminal record to serve in the military. And they aren’t joining.

        The US military is essentially a mercenary/corporate protection force at this point.

    • hortonz January 12, 2024 at 11:29 am #

      I found this great piece of investigative journalism that was published in the Toronto Sun yesterday and appeared on Warren Kinsella’s own website:https://warrenkinsella.com/2024/01/my-latest-follow-the-money/

    • MontanaMan January 12, 2024 at 8:03 pm #

      “ the deep state will get that war, damn it. What war? Just a war. Doesn’t matter where.”
      ——————————————————————
      I couldn’t agree more with you my friend.

      “ So, Jack’s stuck with his lame cases now on the docket which, believe me, will be going nowhere.”

      Here’s what I say about that short little line. “ so Jack’s stuck with his lame ass cases, now on the docket which, believe me, will be going nowhere.”

      Yes I called them, His lame ass cases.”

  2. buckeyeman January 12, 2024 at 9:11 am #

    Beloved host JHK is again hopelessly optimistic when he opines that if Jack Smith charges Trump with insurrection Trump “would enjoy the right” to discovery. Yes that would be true in a lawfully ruled America. But, of course, in the real world of today the “discovery” will only amount to what a Marxist “judge” determines they may have. The J-6 “insurrectionists” were entitled to the video recordings in the possession of the government but did not get them. We’ve seen this play out over and over again in recent years. The examples are numerous. We are lost.

    • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 10:28 am #

      Agreed. I appreciate our host’s optimism in this corrupted system. I have no optimistic view. The Blob will continue its rampage until the subjects of the Blob have had enough. When that happens? Well, I would say when they can no longer eat, pay the mortgage, download their porn or get their tattoos because they have NO MORE MONEY.

      • NickelthroweR January 12, 2024 at 11:02 am #

        Let us call it what it is – Bread & Circus.

        My grandmother was an ardent fascist in Northern Italy. The trials she endured would break most people in an afternoon but she persisted right up until the day that she could no longer obtain flour. Then she wasn’t a fascist anymore. No one was.

        The United States has a lot of fumes in its gas tank and can produce the minimum amount of food & entertainment to keep things afloat and do so for a very long time.

        • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:06 am #

          Yes, you are right. It takes a lot to bankrupt a powerful Republic. It took Rome 400 years to collapse and we aren’t even close to the age of the Roman republic. Your comment illustrates my belief that this collapse is going to be slow and painful, not quick and easy.

          • Socrates-Detroit January 12, 2024 at 11:26 am #

            No one can know.

            Time is the opposite of paper money.

            $100 in 1980 is worth about $3-400 today.

            But 1 year of time today is worth about 50-100 years of time during the Roman Empire.

            Thanks to the accelerating pace of innovation, of science, and technology, a unit of time is constantly increasing in value.

            1999, x million calculations per second. 2024, x billion. See what I mean. 

            This comports with Biblical passages that “if those times were not cut short….”

            In general, Americans today remain quite affluent. But our society is much fragile now than ever before.

            On the surface, many still live in suburbs, drive to work and the supermarket like 1970 or even 1980. But the supply chain issues caused by COVID lockdowns took years to fix and affected the real economy.

            In 1970, computers where not as pervasive. The use of charge cards. Society was already fragile (and advanced), but a lot more robust. And the 40-60 year-olds in America in 1970 had a lot more common sense and basic, useful knowledge. The adults were much better prepared for adversity, which then was not nearly as potentially adverse as now.

            So things could unravel quickly and catastrophically–like a modern auto engine that fails becomes some minor $12 part stopped providing the right oil pressure to a component quickly led to engine failure and the need for a new engine.

          • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:29 am #

            Not so sure.

            If someone blew up the Gulf terminus, and blocked the Gulf and the Red Sea, I am afraid the US would go down like that Chinese balloon. We still get 40% of our oil from foreign sources.

            I got it, when the hammer comes down, the government can buy all of us an EV.

            Problem solved!!!!

          • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:30 am #

            Well said, Socrates. Good post.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle January 13, 2024 at 5:53 pm #

          youtu.be/T9GFyZ5LREQ?si=JGchxgrjvrtdIBRV

    • Not_GeorgeT January 12, 2024 at 10:58 am #

      With the two-justice system in place, I too was struck with how optimistic the thought any Trump legal team being able to use unfettered discovery. If they did, any items obtained would be repleat with thinly veiled examples of redaction and obfuscation for many reasons.

      National Security is the catch-all which shuts down any protest in the ‘just-us’ system. it’s always in the on-deck circle.

      First, the ‘doesn’t exist’ and ‘slow-walk’ routine get their opportunities in the batter’s box.

      • Not_GeorgeT January 12, 2024 at 11:08 am #

        All the while the white rabbit with his watch ticking away (to the point in these ‘courtroom sagas’ where time runs out for the Trump legal team), heads further down the rabbit hole.

  3. Uncle Bob January 12, 2024 at 9:12 am #

    Well, you’ve gotta remember that we often get ourselves into imbroglios so our “leaders” can enjoy the benefits of citizens rallying ’round the flag.

    Jim, good article. I hope you’re right. However, I have to say that even “conservative” media outlets such as WSJ aren’t allowing readers to post comments mentioning the likelihood that the Dems will pull a switcheroo this year so they can dump Biden, while Trump is likely to be indicted on federal insurrection charges a week or two before the election as the ultimate October Surprise. Of course, WSJ is as dirty as NYT, WaPo and most other “news” outlets, having climbed into bed with Nikki Haley (aka George W. Bush in a dress). Gotta support those patriotic neocons, right? That way, Boeing, Lockheed, and other defense contractors/weapons dealers can make bank and keep Wall Street afloat.

    • pyrrhus January 12, 2024 at 9:46 am #

      I don’t think even JHK’s imagination is fertile enough to encompass some of the developments we will see in the next year…Everything from treason to more lawsuits to civil war to martial law “to protect our democracy.’

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:31 am #

      The stock market will remain inviolate. If the corporations lose faith in America, they will just leave. Their value will continue.

  4. Mac January 12, 2024 at 9:34 am #

    You nailed it, Uncle. Bush with a bush!!!

    • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 10:03 am #

      🙂

    • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 10:30 am #

      That Nikki Haley chick gives me the heebie jeebies. She is a nasty broad. Another angry female getting into politics. God help us if she gets the nomination.

      • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 11:20 am #

        Judging by the propaganda and the dirty tricks, I’d say she’s their pick.

      • oldandtired January 12, 2024 at 4:58 pm #

        @Cankerpuss. Yes. Another warmongering harridan. A brown-nippled Hillary Clinton.

        • Uncle Bob January 12, 2024 at 9:55 pm #

          She’s apparently stated she got into politics because she admires Hillary the Harridan. Then she had to figure out her political views. WTF? Isn’t it normally the other way around?

  5. John K January 12, 2024 at 9:49 am #

    The Blob indeed has a sordid history going way back, and it cares not which side of the political divide it targets. Back in 2000, when I was a progressive (before progs went over a cliff), I remember my candidate Ralph Nader (running as independent) being shut out from the presidential debates. He showed up at one anyway, with an official media invite from Fox News . . . and was greeted at the gate by the Massachusetts State Police, hired goons for the debate commission, who threatened him with arrest for daring to step foot on the grounds of a public university.

    Meanwhile, the Dems tried everything to get Nader kicked off the ballot in any state where he posed a real challenge. Nowadays, Kennedy threatens to become their “spoiler,” and if media blackouts don’t take care of him, they’ll reach to the bottom of their bag of tricks. The Dems hate everyone not part of their cult.

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    • cowbell81 January 12, 2024 at 10:03 am #

      You said it, they like to shut out anyone from the conversation that detracts from their narrative. Talk about diversity….we need to have more people contributing to the national dialogue, not less!

    • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 10:08 am #

      Kennedy is facing inquiries from the FEC. Payments to a relative.

      They want to know, if Ms. Amaryllis is indeed his campaign manager, as he says, is she making any more money than someone not related to him would, which would then be considered personal use.

      The reason we know about this is because CNBC obtained (was given) a copy of the FEC’s letter.

      So now the campaign, which is really scrambling to get Bobby on the ballot in every state, will have to spare someone to answer these questions.

      It stands to reason that if the campaign is running, and Ms. AFK is the only person named as the campaign manager, that she is running the show.

      I don’t recall its being normal to scrutinize a campaign to this degree.

      They get two things from this petty harassment.

      They get to slow the momentum (that’s a thing in campaigns) and they get a headline casting aspersions on the Kennedy team.

    • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 10:31 am #

      Democrats hate themselves too. That’s why they are so full of hate for everything and everyone else.

    • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 11:22 am #

      Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala were arrested and thrown into a black site in New York for 8 hours, when they tried to participate in the debate there in 2012.

      They weren’t charged with anything. They were kept tied to chairs for 8 hours, without food or water, then dumped on the side of the road at midnight, without their cellphones, after the debate was over.

      • Blackbird January 12, 2024 at 12:39 pm #

        Wow, thanks for that bit of information. I was going to ask for a source, but decided to look it up myself. Easier to find than I expected.
        Incredible, but not surprising – not anymore.

        I’m sure a lot of brain-dead Democrats – and Republicans – would defend the arrests with, “Well, they broke the law – what do you expect?”

        That was the response of woke, commie, frenemy when I told him about the local dairy farmers who were subjected to a SWAT raid a few years ago – for selling unpasteurized milk to willing and knowledgeable customers: “They broke the law! They were warned!”

        What do you make of Jill Stein’s attempt to get a recount of the 2016 election?

        • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 2:35 pm #

          Back in the stolen election of 2004, Greens and Libertarians joined to demand a recount in Ohio.
          Unfortunately, the star witness, Michael Connell, the man who actually stole the election, was killed when his plane crashed before he could testify. So that went nowhere.

          So then our overlords announced that mere voting peasants could not demand a recount. Only those who had “standing”, the actual candidate in an election, could ask for a recount. What interests do the peasants have in fair elections?

          So Jill Stein, who I have no doubt had her votes flipped to Clinton, asked for a recount in the states that would allow it.
          They charged her millions of dollars and then just ran the ballots through the same machines again, and announced that the results were the same.
          The FEC is still hassling Jill Stein, to this day, about the money she raised to pay for the recounts.
          And why should states be allowed to demand such high payments anyway? One of the states doubled the amount they demanded, once it was obvious that she had raised the money. That’s called extortion.

          Anyway, then they changed the rules again, in this rules-based order we live in, and they said that only a candidate who had a chance of winning the election could ask for a recount.

          But Trump was denied court access, because they said he had no standing.

          The winner of the election has no standing???

          We live in Bizarro World.

        • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 2:36 pm #

          I saw a great meme, Blackbird, about the raw milk thing.

          It shows a dairy farmer outstanding in his field, and asks why the feds are so competent when it comes to shutting down milk production, but can’t do a damn thing about fentanyl distribution?

          Yeah, odd, that.

    • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

      I was at that protest.

      The Communists operated a false front for Nader and then during the meetings had supposedly random people in the audience say that Nader was a Capitalist scumbag.

      Not only was Nader into money, he ate meat!

      • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 2:38 pm #

        Worse than that, the Dems accused him of being a white man!

        Nader was gobsmacked about that one, pointing out that he is actually of Arab descent.

        That was the first time I realized that ”white man” was meant as an insult, and an insult without meaning, to boot.

        • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 10:29 pm #

          Since Whites don’t exist? Why did you put it in quotation marks?

          • Paula D January 13, 2024 at 3:06 pm #

            The second time?

            Obviously, because I was quoting the shitlibs.

        • Blackbird January 13, 2024 at 4:24 pm #

          Arabs aren’t white?

          What exactly makes a person “white”?

          Is it the addition of Neanderthal genes (but not Denisovan) to the genome? A genetic distinction. This would include semites and berbers in the white group.

          Or is it being (predominantly) a member of an Indo-European language group. A (primarily) cultural distinction. Note that this would leave out the Finns (the wider ethnic group, not just citizens of Finland) – the whitest of white people.

          • Paula D January 14, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

            Arabs are brown when they live in their home countries. That way we can be told that America is “racist and only attacks brown people” when the US invades or bombs for oil.

            When they come here, it depends on what they do. Ralph Nader bucked the system, so he became an evil white man.

            Ryan Christianson of The Last American Vagabond has said that he is Arab, but gets called “white”.

            And I have a Facebook friend who spent his childhood in the US being teased for being Arab, but now is trashed for being white.

            So that’s how it goes. White is just an epithet now.

          • Jarek January 14, 2024 at 2:08 pm #

            True Americans (White Nationalists like the Founding Fathers) consider Whites to be the Northern Caucasians. Arabs are Southern Caucasians, are often obnoxious cousins.

            This is the objective definition. The politics of it are ever changing. American Arabs used to want to be White now they don’t, for obvious reasons. For people like Paula, there is no objective truth only politics.

            The Party adopted the teachings of Lysenko so that the Will of the People would enable greater grain harvests. It failed.

  6. rainmaker January 12, 2024 at 10:00 am #

    Not trying to change the subject here, but does anyone know who Hunter Bidens support dog is, the evil looking fellow with the bad hair and the purple plaid sport coat who sat smirking next to Hunter when he crashed the congressional meet the other day? The old philosophers used to say that you wind up with the face you deserve. That guy could sit as an artist’s model portraying Satan’s visage.

    • cowbell81 January 12, 2024 at 10:02 am #

      I honestly thought that guy in the purple suit was Hunter’s drug dealer. He certainly had that look to him.

    • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 10:05 am #

      Maybe it was “muscle,” as they used to say.

      • Qwibqwib January 13, 2024 at 6:30 am #

        Muscle? LOL! That guy looks like he is 75 years old. He’s not even “muscling” open his prune juice jar. ROFL. I second the drug dealer indent.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 10:09 am #

      I noticed that too. He looked like he a purchased a Sleaze costume at Party City.

      • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:33 am #

        Did you think he looked like Steve Bannon?

        • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 12:46 pm #

          I didn’t look that long.

          I’m told Steve Bannon looks like every guy in his 60s or so who lives in Key West.

          I’m also told Mike Pence looks like Race Bannon.

  7. redrock January 12, 2024 at 10:05 am #

    The Democratic party is nothing but perversion writ large. Flakes.

    • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 10:06 am #

      I call it the party of the misbegotten.

      • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 10:07 am #

        Ala A Canticle for Leibowitz

    • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 10:33 am #

      And the Republicans aren’t? We’ve got to get past this brain washing that Demcorats are bad and Republicans are good or vice versa. We are dealing with a uniparty and Republicans do nothing to stop it or fight it.

      • Not_GeorgeT January 12, 2024 at 11:22 am #

        Uniparty is one term, duopoly is another. Words matter. This practice of repeatedly propping up the facade of a two-party system (wonder what the Framers would think of having only two parties) needs to stop and be constantly named/described for what it is.

        Terms: the terms ‘immigrant’ and ‘migrant’ are constantly attached to the illegal invaders swarming across our borders. This is another instance where the incorrect terms are being used to lend legitimacy to this horde capturing the country.

        • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 11:26 am #

          Exactly, Not. Words matter.

          That is why I call the product they are still pushing on us the “GMO injectable”. Their word, “vaccine”, is inaccurate.

          • Not_GeorgeT January 12, 2024 at 11:50 am #

            I call it the bioweapon. GMO injectable… I might try using the term to see if I get anything more than a blank stare.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

            hat’s exactly what it is.

          • Blackbird January 12, 2024 at 12:55 pm #

            “Words matter.”

            That’s one thing I like about this blog – the commentariat (mostly…) understands the importance of words. My speech has become more articulate in the 3 years I have been commenting here. Of course, that makes me incomprehensible to about 98% of the population…

            So, for the moment, I won’t harp on the differences between fascism vs. plutocracy, or psychopath vs. sociopath. For the moment…

            Regarding the Death Shot, I use the term “Vaxx” when speaking to the enlightened, and “genetic modification” when speaking to the Vaxxed and boosted.

            I will call upon my polished eloquence when asked to give the eulogy for Vaxxed acquaintances. “I am here not to praise woke commie frenemy, but to bury him.”

          • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 1:03 pm #

            Political Science departments don’t teach Fascism. Instead it was turned into a pejorative that even the supposedly intelligent people here use. I’ve corrected them again and again. They have no interest in the real meaning. They love the snarl too much.

            Fascism makes far too much sense to allow it to be known. It’s simply the philosophy of Nationalism.

          • Blackbird January 13, 2024 at 4:35 pm #

            Jars, I don’t understand how fascism in compatible with nationalism. One of the primary characteristics of fascism, according to Mussolini, the founder of fascism, is that it is imperialistic.

            To build an empire, you conquer other nations/peoples. To be a nationalistic empire you would have to empty those alien nations of their people and repopulate them with your people.

            So the way I see it, fascism + nationalism = genocide. That is, unless you excise imperialism from fascism.

          • Jarek January 14, 2024 at 2:10 pm #

            Black: Very good point. I agree. Franco might have as well. Obviously there are good Fascisms and bad, often dependent on the leader, but obviously the ruling philosophy as well.

        • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:32 am #

          True. However, George Washington in his fare well address urged us to avoid partisan politics. I think we can now see why there was so much wisdom in his words. If only our ancestors had listened.

          • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 1:06 pm #

            So how do individuals campaign and get elected? Under the auspices of the State? Risky. So we left it up to individuals and thus the parties developed. Free enterprise! No risk there….

          • Blackbird January 13, 2024 at 4:42 pm #

            Want to hear me solution Jars? (Of course you do.)

            Nobody runs for office.

            Citizens, at the township level (or, what do they have in cities? precincts?) write in their preference. The top vote getters – who collectively have gained 50+% of the vote – move on to the next round, and the next… Until one person has over 50%.

            Officials at the township level are subject to being elected to county level. Officials at the county level are subject to being elected to state level. Those at state to national.

            Messy? Yes. Intentionally. Easy choices haven’t served us well.

          • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 11:01 pm #

            I like it. Penalties for refusing?

            Plato said only those that don’t want power can be trusted with it.

            Does this system have a name? The Ancient Greeks had something like this, or at least some of them at various points.

          • Blackbird January 14, 2024 at 9:38 am #

            Penalties? I hope not. I would expect that the people would choose someone upstanding enough that even though he did not seek power, he would serve when chosen.

            However, if the people screw up and elect a loser, they can vote to remove him at any time – or suffer through lack of representation. Truly the government the voters deserve.

            Obviously I hadn’t thought of the “I choose not to serve” scenario. Thanks for helping me perfect this system.

            No name. Put a name on it and it becomes a thing subject to manipulation. The most effective solutions have no name (cf. The Man with No Name in Clint Eastwood’s spaghetti westerns). Of course not all nameless solutions are beneficial, (cf. the global cabal…).

          • Jarek January 14, 2024 at 2:14 pm #

            Great stuff. After a long dry spell, then leaving for a long time to recuperate, you are back and batting a thousand.

            As Burroughs said, the word is a virus. Or at least it can become as much. The Indians said that language was a gift to Man from the Creator – one often misused. St Francis said, By all means preach to people, sometimes using words. Thus he could preach to the Wolf of Gubbio in a way that the wolf could understand.

        • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:40 am #

          Two parties evolved because most issues are bi-polar.

          Because society is Have or Have-not.

          Enrepenuerial or Gimme.

          Black or White.

          Pro-life or Pro-choice.

          Big or little government, this one stems from Jefferson vs. Hamilton.

          Just a few.

          The parties manage to delineate themselves thus.

          • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 1:00 pm #

            A mind completely under control by the System.

        • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 1:00 pm #

          The Framers were against parties, period.

          But how else do people get money to run? They seemed to have left that part out.

          The two party system ties in beautifully to our binary system of like/dislike, good/bad, yes/no. People think they’re “thinking” when in fact they’re just engaged this lower, survival circuit, one we share with even the reptiles.

          Even one third party would help break this death grip they have on American consciousness.

          Uniparty and duopoly are both fine. The beast has two hand, all the better to wrestle us and take us down.

      • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:34 am #

        A few do!

  8. Grandpa January 12, 2024 at 10:11 am #

    Very good read this morning, sir. We will, however, continue to be “poked in the eye” or “have our noses rubbed in it” – until we come to the understanding that, sadly, violence is the only way to make them see sense. A very old truism is the necessity to negotiate from a position of strength. Those who wish to rule over us, see no fight or push back, so they – unbelieving their luck so far in our lack of initiative to counter them – push farther. And, so many of us think that we’d have no chance against them, for if we push back they will declare martial law, or some such… “fear is the mind killer, the little death that brings total annihilation” is how I believe Herbert wrote it.
    We are at a decision point. On our feet, or on our knees… hell, who knows? We do know there’s going to be a fight.
    Let’s win.

    • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 10:17 am #

      Yeah, they’ve been poking the bear for some time, now, and one can almost feel their frustration at not being able to gain a foothold, as it were, in fomenting open “insurrection.” The closest they could get was January 6, so that’s why they’re beating that particular horse to death, even going after people that weren’t there and jailing them. We keep being treated to Telefon-style shootings designed to introduce yet another stealth gun control measure into the system, because they’re terrified of the idea us being armed. There is only so far they can go with us being armed.

    • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 11:30 am #

      I think it’s more effective to refuse to take their bait.

      We can see what they want, as you say. Why give them what they want?

      They are doing the same thing to Russia, poking and poking, trying to get Russia to respond, so that they can start WW3.

      And blowing up 100 people at Soleimani’s memorial? “Come on, Iran!
      Bomb something of ours. We want a war!”

      Just like standing strong and refusing to take their GMO product, the best thing to do is passive resistance. That’s where the numbers are. No way you’re going to get millions of Americans to die on their feet, at least at this point.

      • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:42 am #

        The 100 were blown up by Sunni radicals from Afghanistan, at least they claimed it.

        • Blackbird January 12, 2024 at 12:58 pm #

          These wouldn’t be the same “Sunni radicals” that the U$$A have armed and supported since the Soviet invasion, would they?

          • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 1:17 pm #

            ISIS always shows up wherever the Empire needs terrorism.

            When they were first rolled out in 2015, to give an excuse for the US to bomb and invade Syria, we were told that they were
            “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria”, and they were a grassroots terrorist group devoted to taking over those two countries.

            When when Russia stepped in later that year, to stop the overthrow of the elected Syrian government, “ISIS” showed up in Egypt, where they bombed a Russian civilian airplane, killing 244 people, including 25 children.
            Then ISIS disappeared from Egypt.

            But they turned up in the Philippines(!), when the US was trying to overthrow Duarte.
            And in Afghanistan, against the Taliban.
            And I think they did at least one terrorist attack in Europe.

            Very handy group, ISIS is, even if they’ve branched out a lot from Iraq and Syria.

            When the US announced that “ISIS” blew up those people at the memorial, that sealed my suspicions that it was a US provocation.
            Couldn’t be more obvious.

      • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 1:11 pm #

        No, they also win if people don’t do anything. They would have been FINE with Putin not invading Ukraine. They would have turned it into a globalist, multicultural showpiece. The Russians would have had to flee or face actual death or extreme, ongoing persecution.

        Putin would have been reviled for letting it happen. His stock would have gone down, opening up the possibility of a color revolution or at least the opposition winning elections.

        Doing nothing was not an option. Is it for us? But what to do? Better nothing than the wrong thing, certainly.

        • PeteAtomic January 14, 2024 at 9:39 am #

          “They would have turned it into a globalist, multicultural showpiece. The Russians would have had to flee or face actual death or extreme, ongoing persecution.”

          This is exactly true.

          Ukraine was scheduled to become like France, Germany, or the UK

          A “globalized”, i.e. ‘diversified’ nation full of Africans & Muslims busy extracting wealth by doing low paid slop jobs for the whims of the elites.

  9. Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 10:13 am #

    “In other words, these two gals, Lisa Monaco and Mary McCord, are the poison spiders in the DOJ web of veteran seditionists.”

    Add to that Fani Willis and suddenly, yet again, we have a bunch of angry women at the center of yet another legal and political fiasco.

    is there any way to get women out of politics? They are nearly always a complete and utter disaster.

    Excellent write up JHK. I didn’t know who Ray Epps was and your evaluation of his “slap on the wrist” punishment makes perfect sense. The Blob wins again.

    • cowbell81 January 12, 2024 at 10:16 am #

      Call me sexist, but I would never, ever vote for a woman as president, governor, senator, or any other position of elected power. I have worked with and dated enough women to know that they are all bat shit crazy.

      • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 10:20 am #

        This is an unfortunate result of having given women the vote. Sorry to say that, and I’m a woman.

        • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 10:33 am #

          Women got the vote in 1920. As far as I am concerned, looking at history before and after, there is not much impact from them. If anything, some of them have helped smooth some edges, but just like men, some are firebrands wanting to pick a fight for the sheer joy of it. I do notice that since the rise of the feminist movement in the seventies, there is an element that want to destroy men, real men.

          • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 10:40 am #

            Uh, one exception. Liz Cheney, a total traitress to this country, unless your name is Bush.

          • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 1:12 pm #

            Prohibition? Hello? What the fuck? You’re batting zero this morning.

        • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 10:39 am #

          Tuco, my wife thinks the same way you do. And believe me, she is a bonafide, beautiful woman.

          • BackRowHeckler January 12, 2024 at 11:05 am #

            My wife is a Latin Beauty, but you have to admit even the best of them like to bust balls. It seems they can’t help it.

            Drinking a beer on a Saturday sfternoon? “How many does that make today?”

            Trying to get the snowblower going? “Get out of the house you smell like grease.”

            Clearing brush in the back lot? “Don’t track any mud in the kitchen.”

            Buy a new rifle? “Why do you need any more guns? I’m going to start throwing them into the recycle bin.”

            Stuff like that. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

          • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:12 am #

            Nothing wrong with latin women. They typically want to be mothers and have children (not abort them). They typically understand their god given roles and nurturers of their children.

            Some of the most beautiful women I have beheld in my travels were Mexicanas and Colombianas. I married a white American rural tom boy and she is all woman inside and out, up and down, and she is gorgeous. She loves being a woman, a mother and a wife. She is precious. I am a very lucky man to have found her amidst a sea of angry feminist man hating self loathing wanna be Hollywood starlets. I breaks my heart to see and witness what is becoming of our daughters in this Country. A great disservice and injustice has been committed against them and they call it progress.

            I have two daughters. I fear for them. I truly do.

          • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

            Canker got himself a good one and BRH got himself a bad one. Two roads diverged in the wood. And it made all the difference.

            One of the Brothers talked about his Spanish Father in Law’s gallantry towards Spanish women both here and in the old country. But for American women he wouldn’t lift a little finger. They’re haters and thus enemies.

            BRH: Forgive the literary license. I’m sure she has her good points. In any case, maybe you need this female Mussolini reigning over you?

        • Blackbird January 12, 2024 at 1:03 pm #

          “…I’m a woman.”

          Oh, thanks for that tuco. Now I’m envisioning Eli Wallach attired like Brando in The Missouri Breaks.

          “Blondie!!”

      • redrock January 12, 2024 at 10:29 am #

        AMEN

      • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 10:38 am #

        You’re not sexist Cowbell. I have two sons of marrying age. Each of them would like to find a woman to settle down with, a woman who would be content to have children (not abort them), love them and raise them. A woman content to be a wife and be a companion to her husband.

        They can’t find them. If they are lucky enough to find a girl who isn’t covered with tattoos, piercings or purple hair, they then have to deal with the angry feminist man hating brainwashings these poor girls have been layered with by their angry mothers and female teachers and beta male professors and pastors.

        Hence both my sons remain single choosing the security of a single man’s life over the risk of marrying a self entitled father hating bitch of an American Princess.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 10:51 am #

          If your sons can’t find any woman willing to marry them, that’s on them.

          • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:03 am #

            That’s not what I said, Beryl. I said they can’t find any woman THEY WANT to marry. I never said there weren’t any women willing to marry them.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 11:21 am #

            It’s hard to find an intelligent self-respecting woman who also wants to be a doormat for a misogynist.

            I do sympathize with your sons, they won’t find the kind of woman they’d like to marry, ever.

          • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:35 am #

            Because women like that no longer exist. I’d much rather they live single than be stuck with an unhappy bitch of a wife who later will divorce them and suck them dry of their resources.

            I’m not alone, Beryl. You know I am right even though you consistently deny it. What has been done to women has not been in their best interest.

          • redbrick January 12, 2024 at 12:41 pm #

            For the vast majority of women and children, up until say the last 100 years, and that is being generous, the only important part of “Live, Laugh, Love…” was the “Live…” part.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 12:50 pm #

            I know I’m right. If their dad is a misogynist they will have a skewed point of view because boys model their behavior and attitudes toward women from their dads.

            You did something wrong, if they are having such trouble.

          • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 1:22 pm #

            Beryl’s contempt for men arises. It’s always men’s fault in her universe. This is the essence of feminism.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 2:56 pm #

            Jarek I have contempt for men who insult the intelligence of women, and then whine about not being able to find a good woman.

            I have contempt for the women who admit they they themselves are too dimwitted to participate in civic life fully, yet expect that their view on other women being able to do so is valid.

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 10:38 am #

      Your three mentioned are a pittance compared to Jack Smith. The very inappropriate judge in NY has enabled that DA to do what she has wanted to. Geez, she ran for office on the promise that she was going to jail Trump!!! Anywhere else, she would be required to recuse herself after that comment.

      US legal ethics have been re-written in this attempt by the Left to nail Trump.

      • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 10:42 am #

        Oh the list of bat-shit crazy women in politics who give the law and the Constitution the big middle finger is long and expansive. On the other hand the list of women in politics who are the opposite is very short. They are out there but they are few and far between. Masha Blackburn, MTG, Kristy Noem are a few that come to mind but they are a minority compared to the majority of women in politics.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 11:13 am #

          The list of men is longer.

          The list of men who aren’t is shorter, despite men always having been and still being the majority in politics.

          • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:36 am #

            Yes, you are correct, there are many douche-bag men out there. Always has been. I don’t deny that. Men need to get their acts together, put the loud women in their places and re-take their patriarchal role in society.

          • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:37 am #

            Exactly as God has designed it to be.

          • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:38 am #

            Yeah, I said it.

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

            God designed it to be way more awful men in positions of power than women?

            Why would God to that?

            BTW if anybody has a chance watch the part of Ricky Gervais’ latest special about God creating man.

            For an avowed atheist, he sure does talk about God ALL THE TIME, but he sure is funny.

            I’d post a link but, you know…

          • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 1:24 pm #

            There are far more men in politics so you can’t compare numbers per se. But by percentage, yes. The women so far are terrible. So more women getting elected means things will get worse.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 2:57 pm #

            No not by percentage either Jarek. That’s just not so.

      • NickelthroweR January 12, 2024 at 11:09 am #

        Is it to “nail” Trump or to promote him?

        What gets fed grows. What gets starved withers and dies. Are they feeding Trump or starving him?

        • Not_GeorgeT January 12, 2024 at 11:31 am #

          DJT is the best fundraiser for the DNC to come on the scene in years.

          What do they do with all those funds?

        • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 11:42 am #

          Their 24/7 Minutes of Hate works on a certain percentage of the population.
          That is where TDS came from, the amazing, over-the-top frothing at the mouth exhibited by the afflicted.

          Only people with an innate sense of fairness and justice are able to resist the constant blaring of the Mighty Wurlitzer of propaganda.

          I had no opinion on Trump before 2016, but the vicious attacks on him made me think that he must be OK somehow.
          But I had so many friends who were unable to draw that simple conclusion. Whatever their phone told them about Trump, they believed.
          They see nothing wrong with throwing the sitting president off Twitter, or throwing demonstrators in jail without trial for years, or using ridiculous make-up laws to attack political opposition, (and these are the same people who supported the first impeachment, because……”Using the law to attack your political opponent is wrong”). How do they not see how they are being played? How do they not see that what they were screaming about for 6 years is now actually happening?

          Anyway, our ruling overlords must think that attacking Trump helps them more than hurts them.
          They monitor what we think, and they can see how many slavering TDS zombies there are.
          Must be enough for them.

          • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 11:54 am #

            They don’t see that they’re being played because they’re responding to what they’ve been programmed to respond to. They care only about those things they’ve been programmed to care about. They respond only to the stimuli to which they’ve been conditioned to respond, and then only in a certain way. Yuri Bezmenov said you could never get past this.

          • Blackbird January 12, 2024 at 1:13 pm #

            I think one of the reasons Trump was allowed to win (my current hypothesis) in 2016 was to promote exactly the kind of division, and contempt for due process/the law/justice that we have seen exacerbated since then.

            I have acquaintances at both ends of the Pro-Trump/Anti-Trump spectrum. None are any longer capable of reason and when triggered, spew out the vomit they have been gulping down the past 8 years.

            That said, the Anti-Trump Obama-Lovers are the most unhinged.

          • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 1:20 pm #

            I still think that the reason they put in Trump is because Huma’s computer showed Hillary atrocities, and the NY cops that saw it threatened to spill the beans.

            That was right before the election. They did a last minute switcharoo.

            Most of the cops have committed suicide now.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 3:03 pm #

            Paula the stories about he Weiner laptop were just untrue.

            The only things that were scandalous on it were emails from Hillary’s (Obama’s) illegal basement server.

            The laptop is on a shelf in Weiner’s closet.

            NYPD detectives love to gossip, but if the stuff about what was on the laptop were true, they wouldn’t have stood for it. They have kids.

            Anthony is not a pedophile, he pleaded guilty to transmission of obscene material to a minor.

            The obscene material was dirty words.

            Nobody goes to prison for talking dirty to a random 15 year old who contacts them out of the blue, but they do if you are Hillary Clinton and they have pissed you off in some manner, so a to make yourself a liability.

          • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 4:29 pm #

            Something happened, Beryl, to make them put Trump in instead of Clinton.

            And no, I don’t believe the votes were counted correctly that one year.

            Hillary was very clearly the choice of our overlords, and her “loss” was a surprise to everyone, and that includes her and Trump.

            The laptop story makes the most sense to me, and no, I am not talking about Weiner, as I think you know.

          • Blackbird January 13, 2024 at 4:54 pm #

            I think another reason was that the DNC fraud machine simply could not counter the massive (and unexpected) voter support for Trump.

            At about 1 am on election night 2016, Trump was ahead by about 7% in PA, OH, and MI, with about 80% of the vote counted in those states. The votes remaining to be counted were almost exclusively – according to the maps – in rural areas of those states.

            By 3 am, the Hildebeast had narrowed the lead to about 2% in those states. How did she do it? Did all those backwoods rednecks decide, “Goddamn I hate rich people! I’m voting for that psycho* bitch!”. Or did the DNC fraud machine flip those votes for Hillary – as they did to Sanders in the primaries?

            Another of my theories, during the primaries, was that Trump was put forward as the RNC candidate to scare voters to the Hildebeast. Apparently emails “hacked” (via thumb drive) from Hillary’s illegally insecure server support this idea – as well as Sanders playing sheepdog for Hillary.

            *Hillary Clinton is a sociopath, not a psychopath.

  10. Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 10:13 am #

    Thank you Mr. Kunstler. Excellent reporting on this major issue which the majority of the media are unwilling to delve into.

    As in the short article I posted here the other day, there are only two sides to this, you either believe there was an insurrection on January 6 or you know the truth.

    Some people are studiously ignoring this which tells me that they do know the truth and are unwilling to admit it.

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    • tom clark January 12, 2024 at 10:20 am #

      Call Jan. 6 what you wish, it’ll be interesting to see how this blog unspools (JHK word) between now and Nov.

      • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 10:26 am #

        When divisive politics prevail, there is no justice. Nothing will change between now and then. They are going to attempt to crush Trump as it is their only sure thing.

        Trump will have to depend on the People, Populists. MAGA to upset the Leftist apple cart.

        Chances of that is just a little short of a miracle.

        • Blackbird January 12, 2024 at 1:16 pm #

          “Nothing will change between now and then.”

          I think you mean, “Nothing will improve…”

          I expect changes – big changes – yuge changes – between now and November.

          When, in November, we turn around to look back at the road taken over the past year, I suspect we shall be turned to pillars of salt.

          • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 1:21 pm #

            If we make it to November.

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 10:27 am #

      They definitely know the truth-

      They caused it!!! Pelosi, herself, deserves jail time for what she did with the Capitol Police.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

        I’m afraid that obvious fact, Pelosi’s involvement, is what keeps RFK Jr. from touching that third rail.

        You can’t seriously be taken as a reform candidate while ignoring the political prisoners in a DC dungeon.

        Now they are going to go after Americans who were merely standing outside the Capitol.

        That would be people doing the same thing people who came to see Bobby Jr. speaking at the Capitol did – just being there.

        Does he think the audience for his speech belong in prison? Or is it okay to designate one day, retroactively, for it to be a federal offense to walk on federal property in DC?

        • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 1:29 pm #

          There you go. You have said it. He doesn’t have the requisite character to hold such a high office. Don’t vote for him.

          Trump doesn’t either. But as Paula says, if they hate him this much he must be good for us and bad for them, at least a little bit.

          • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 2:44 pm #

            But they hate RFK, Jr., also.

    • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 11:44 am #

      I don’t think they know the truth. Anyone who believes the 24/7 propaganda they are fed has no idea what the truth is.

  11. JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 10:17 am #

    A question.

    If the Progressives and RINOs keep pushing the five indictments, isn’t that going to expose a lot of the Deep State’s dirty laundry?

    Do they care? Do they think that will make one iota of difference? Do they think that the Dems are afraid of the lemming populace that inhabits the USA Today? People are going to push “D” no matter what to ensure, in their minds, they will continue getting their handouts. Think, what would happen in S. Chicago if those handouts were turned into workfare, OMG, the indignity of it all.

    IMHO, as long as the demographics of the country are what they are, nothing will change. California and its satellites and the East Coast will dominate everything, associated with the Muslim Midwest. Even a major upset caused by a huge blunder by the Progressives can change much. Add on too, the machines in the cities have control of ballot stuffing mechanisms that are invisible to the “system” thanks to the Deep State judiciary. Note that after the debacle of 2020 and the surprise of 2022, absolutely nothing has been done to investigate and change voting mechanisms, not laws, mechanisms. I wonder how many states have CCTV in their voting booths to record any ballot stuffing at the eleventh hour.

    John K

    Not only the Dems. With what they and the RINOs have done to his country, I hate them even more. Not since pre-Civil War years has this country been so divided and filled with hate. I will tell you one thing, any candidate running on unity as an issue, think Biden in 2020, is full of crap. In the next four years, it will be difficult for anyone to hold this country, with the level of hatred that exists today, together as the USA. I wonder if a peaceful separation can be peacefully achieved?

    • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 10:27 am #

      Well, that’s why they need “another Pearl Harbor,” don’t you know.

      • benr January 12, 2024 at 10:36 am #

        Remember the Maine!

        Why does no one remember the Maine!

        Remember the Alamo!!

        Gulf of Tonkin!

        Pearl Harbor was one of many

        • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 10:45 am #

          Remember Bab Al- Mandan. It is next.

          Then in desperation by Iran, the Hormuz Strait is next. Remember Iran’s goal is the control of oil from the Gulf, subjugating the West.

          • benr January 12, 2024 at 11:51 am #

            Is that a lie?
            Iran actually does make statements about defeating smaller and greater Satan.
            Iran claims to not want direct confrontation but seems to want war by proxy.
            They do however send out small ships to attempt to harass the US Navy who rebuff them with water cannons.
            They have cells all over the world including South and central America involved in all sorts of mischief and illegal activity.
            Iran is not innocent and is interested in rebuilding its own lost Persian empire, but the west stands in its way.

          • Blackbird January 12, 2024 at 1:22 pm #

            “Iran’s goal is… subjugating the West.”

            I think you have that backwards JAZ.

            Iran’s goal is avoiding being subjugated by the West (i.e., U$$A).

            And it’s Bab Al-Mandeb. The Bab Al-Mandan was closed by the Blackfoot a couple hundred years ago.

    • benr January 12, 2024 at 10:28 am #

      Let’s face reality anyone still voting Democrat does not care what they do and will vote (D) no matter what smoking gun is uncovered and no matter how good the evidence and proof is for impeachment and prosecution of Democrats for high crimes, misdemeanors and treason.

      I have said this several times the only way forward for the Democrats at this point is to murder, imprison or send Maga Americans to re-education camps.
      The vast middle might react to this event but at this point I doubt they will unless there is no gas, no power, and the grocery store aisles start running empty.
      I believe it is going to get really ugly moving forward they can’t live with us, and we can’t live with them anymore at this point.

      • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 10:47 am #

        Can they do that without starting the war of division?

      • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 11:01 am #

        When their comfort zone is breached, the vast middle will blame Trump and vote democrat.

      • NickelthroweR January 12, 2024 at 11:12 am #

        In other words, one side or the other must have A Night of the Long Knives.

  12. JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 10:22 am #

    A comment on JHK’s essay.

    He is optimistic that one day, poof, a miracle happens and the mechanism of state and justice will see the light, realize what the crooks are doing, flush them down the drain and establish a benevolent government.

    IMHO, when pigs fly. In 1860, under similar conditions, only the ravages of a civil war and the destruction of the South stopped the division.

    Uh, sorta.

    • Blackbird January 12, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

      “In 1860, under similar conditions, only the ravages of a civil war and the destruction of the South stopped the division.”

      A constitutional and necessary division.

      We all lost the Civil War.

    • PeteAtomic January 14, 2024 at 9:49 am #

      Secessionist movements which are active & vocal, based on legitimate & reasoned constitutionalist arguments, have a possibility to succeed.

      I really think so. Cuz the media will inevitably scream its tired & cliched words like ‘racism’, etc.

      The US military is still a deadly force, but the last 20 years has proven it to be inept & impotent.

      The most powerful thing the federal government has is propaganda, which is spread thru the MSM like a metastatic cancer.

      Once their propaganda is tuned out, they lose. This is why there is so much antagonism towards New Media & outlets like X, youtube, etc.

  13. BULLITT January 12, 2024 at 10:27 am #

    This Country needs some tough love right now! Most people are comfortable with their lifestyle and could care less about world affairs and government shortcomings.
    Although we don’t need any more tragedy, maybe a few hits in this Country by a terrorist organization is the tough love we need to get everyone off their cell phones and back on getting this Country on track.
    Maybe a few days without FACEBOOK and all the other worthless social media will get somebody’s attention.
    When the lights go out don’t complain. At this point we don’t have the luxury of being a victim. We can’t complain, we caused this mess!

    • benr January 12, 2024 at 10:31 am #

      A few false flag hits by Democrat run operatives or patsies run by an alphabet LEO with a heaping helping of false narrative a la j6.

      You know where peaceful grandmas are jailed for years and operatives who are on tape actively calling for violence get a year of probation even as the crowd around him is yelling no and calling him a FED FED FED.

    • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 10:47 am #

      You are saying exactly what I believe. We have had it too good for far too long in this Country. We’ve become a decadent, spoiled, lazy people who have no concern of where their next meal will come from. Hence the reasons people are so into porn, drugs, and spend so much time obsessing over their genders and their genitalia.

      If we had to spend more time worrying about our meals and basic shelter there would be no Facebook. There would be no gender re-assignment surgeries. Porn would not exist. Drugs? Well, drugs will still be around because people will take them to escape the misery.

      We do need a good slice of humble pie shoved right in our pieholes.

  14. Socrates-Detroit January 12, 2024 at 10:34 am #

    Just imagine if JHK used a fraction of his talents to shine the spotlight on what the Israelis have been doing to the Palestinians for decades.

    Today’s early CFN commentariat theme seems to be, among other things, how the “mainstream media”, let alone the “conservative WSJ”, won’t delve into the details of Jan 06.

    Well, they didn’t delve into George Floyd either. We all saw the awful video, and most of us (including me) figured, “8 minutes, no wonder he died”. But now I’ve read the autopsy showed no bruises, which should have been present. Initially, the doctors said Floyd had enough fentanyl in his system to kill him–3x as much. THREE TIMES! But he moved away from that in court.

    The MSM and WSJ didn’t delve into COVID and mRNA shots. They are not investigating excess deaths, are they?

    My point being, I’m glad most CFNers here can see through the media facade on several issues.

    I’m sad many cannot see it through the media facade on Palestine/Israel.

    Today, the Israel’s lapdog America, and America’s lapdog Israel, “attacked” some Houthi positions in Yemen. Maybe it will escalate, maybe not. This one episode, probably not.

    Apparently, the Russians have decided to bring this up at the UN. The Russians also appear to have decided to “support” the Houthis, whatever that means.

    The rest of the world doesn’t really care about Jan 06, or George Floyd, or the crooked election. They watch how the US government is impacting them and their interests.

    Their responses are going to affect life here in the big PX.

    Not for the better.

    Oh, and I forgot the biggest story the media not only painted out, but replaced: the money Joe Biden and family got from Ukraine, buried, and replaced by an elaborate story about TRUMP and Ukraine. Unreal!

    And by the way, Biden, whom many of you dislike, as I do, is biggest recipient of Israel money of any US Senator, since 1990.

    THAT is probably the real reason why the Democratic Party “coalesced” behind him, to “beat Trump”.

    I don’t recall seeing that here on CFN. I stumbled into it the other day. Biden. Sen Mendedez. Hillary Clinton. The Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal recipients of Israeli-PAC money.

    opensecrets.org/industries/summary?cycle=All&ind=Q05&mem=Y&recipdetail=S

    Yes, that’s one of the skeletons unearthed by the ongoing Israeli attempted genocide of the Palestinians.

    Ultimately, whether one is a Christian, or even not, karma is a bitch. The US, certainly the US government is complicit in the slaughter. Payback will harsh–perhaps harsher than all the other “isms” that JHK and CFNers have discussed for years.

    • Socrates-Detroit January 12, 2024 at 10:44 am #

      “…today, Israel’s lapdog America, and America’s lapdog BRITAIN, attacked the Houthis…”

      I apologize, both for the typographical error, and for inadvertently saying Israel is America’s lapdog in the process.

      • Blackbird January 12, 2024 at 1:27 pm #

        Thanks for clearing that up. I was kind of seeing an M.C. Escher lap dance.

    • BackRowHeckler January 12, 2024 at 10:49 am #

      Soc, what would you have Israel do? Cease to exist? Roll over & die? Now they’re being threatened from Hezbollah on their eastern flank. It’s just a little slice of land on the eastern edge of the Med with barely 10 million people, why not leave them in peace?

      • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 10:57 am #

        Because it all harkens back to: “I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between her seed and thy seed.” That’s why. Israel is the “seed of the woman” in a general sense. Why did God put enmity between the two? Because Satan wasn’t her friend in the first place, and he tricked her into getting Adam to sin. That’s why.

        • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

          Yes, no doubt that’s why they put Christ to death. And no doubt why Christ talked about the Synagogue of Satan.

          Tuco is the Bible answer (womb) man.

          • elysianfield January 15, 2024 at 2:38 am #

            Jarek,
            Allow me to repeat a joke by Amy Schumer;

            “I was approached by an old woman on the subway, who asked me, “Have you heard the good news?” She was trying to save me.

            I said, “Ma’am, I’m so sorry. My people are Jewish.”

            She said, “That’s okay, your people just haven’t found Jesus yet.”

            I said, “Maybe you haven’t heard the bad news…We found him….”

      • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 10:58 am #

        I tend to agree. Israel has in the past tried to give the Palestinians the West Bank and Gaza only to have the offer rejected. I don’t blame Israel for fighting to protect themselves.

        I don’t support US involvement in it though. We have so many problems here at home that we shouldn’t be poking around in any other nation’s business. We need to fix ourselves more than anything.

        • BackRowHeckler January 12, 2024 at 11:23 am #

          Yes, and now SAfrica has brought up charges against Israel for genocide before an International court. South Africa of all places, an African sh#thole in total & complete shambles. Along with every other system in SAfrica their water supply system has totally collapsed. A few years ago Israel offered to send a team of hydro engineers down to restore it so SA citizens would at least have potable water. SA not only turned the offer down, but threw out a few anti Semitic insults while doing so.

          • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:48 am #

            Yep and all this seemed to transpire after the blacks took over the government from the white people. I’m telling you, black people have a genetic inability to govern themselves. They know only war and destruction. SA used to be a bastion of freedom and economic prosperity on the continent of Africa. So sad.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 1:17 pm #

            It looks that way, Cankerpuss.

            But do we really know that? By that I mean, is there anywhere in Africa that developed minus so-called outsiders’ involvement, for better or for worse?

            A test kitchen, so to speak?

            I never followed African events that closely.

          • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 1:24 pm #

            Burkina Faso, under Thomas Sankara.

            “Sankara declared the objectives of the “democratic and popular revolution” to be primarily concerned with the tasks of eradicating corruption, fighting environmental degradation, empowering women, and increasing access to education and health care, with the larger goal of liquidating imperial domination. During the course of his presidency, Sankara successfully implemented programs that vastly reduced infant mortality, increased literacy rates and school attendance, and boosted the number of women holding governmental posts. On the environmental front, in the first year of his presidency alone 10 million trees were planted in an effort to combat desertification. ”

            You will not be surprised to learn that he was assassinated.

          • Blackbird January 12, 2024 at 1:44 pm #

            In my opinion, Africa never developed technologically or culturally to the extent that Europe, Asia, or even the Americas due to two basic facts:

            1) They weren’t endowed with the large brain developed by those that left Africa and interbred with the Neanderthals. There is recently uncovered genetic evidence that, at least in western Africa, the modern African humans interbred with a different archaic human subspecies, that led to smaller brain size.

            2) In the tropics, life is too easy, food too abundant. And in a world where death – by leopard, disease, accident – is always around the corner, overpopulation is not an issue. Eat all the bananas within walking distance? No problem, walk a little further and set up camp.

            Why didn’t Africans develop the levels of culture and technology that everyone else did? Coz colonialism! We’ve all heard that argument, it is the only explanation that is allowed. Humans have lived in Africa far longer than they have lived anywhere else. They should have colonized the world. But they didn’t. They bred with the wrong archaics.

          • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

            You have to choose the right archaics.

            Did all of the Homo line evolve in Africa? Neanderthals may have evolved in Europe and West Asia. Maybe from Homo Erectus or from Homo Heidelberger (sp?!). We were White before we were even fully human. The Creative Force was shaping the clay even then, with us in mind. And we must give birth the God Man, both racially and individually via spiritual practice. Too much, right?

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 12, 2024 at 2:44 pm #

            Blackbird, these are the issues addressed in Jared Diamond’s “Guns, Germs and Steel.” There are a lot of good arguments, which you are missing here except for a shade in your “tropics” point, that the drivers of cultural-development-speed-differences are very significantly environmenal.

            Agriculture developed where seasonal river-valley flooding provided the environment for it (and Africa doesn’t have a suitable river valley systen except in Egypt).

            Agriculture enabled industrial development.

            Civilizational development in the pre-15th-century Americas was hamstrung by a lack on the hemisphere of large domesticable animal species for ag labor..

            Points like these.

          • Blackbird January 13, 2024 at 5:05 pm #

            I agree with the environmental argument that you make gus-bob. I was trying to be brief (I don’t like posting walls of words.) by offering two basic means by which African and non-African populations may have diverged.

            There is also the genetic plus environment angle. For example, northeast Asian populations have the gene(s) for lactose tolerance, but because they have never had to rely on dairy products for survival, that gene/those genes have not been “switched on”.

            There probably exist, within the African genome, genes coding for traits that had not been turned on due to environment and behavior among populations that remained in Africa. I wonder if some of these genes have been turned on due to the enslavement and settling in America of Africans. An interesting topic for geneticists – but one that will probably never be explored because that would be “rayciss!”.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 13, 2024 at 6:46 pm #

            Hear, hear. Good stuff.

        • BackRowHeckler January 12, 2024 at 11:28 am #

          So now SAfricans are dying from dysentery & cholera if they can get any fresh water at all.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 11:48 am #

          I think the US was heavily involved up front.

          As in before the terrorist attack.

        • Socrates-Detroit January 12, 2024 at 11:59 am #

          I used to be “pro-Israel”.

          As a kid, I remember the raid on Entebbe, and thinking “good for Israel, they got those hi-jackers”.

          But over time, as I got older, an objective review of publicly available facts shows that Israel was always playing for time.

          On of life ironies is that my sense is that while many Jews are rabid Palestinians haters (just listen to Israeli cabinet members), and most Jews, in the US and Israel, support the current slaugther, a minority of Jews, in Israel and the US, don’t agree. Some of them are credentialed reporters, professors, and they are objective, and the truth is pretty harsh.

          The “Israeli offer” of a Palestinian state was never clearly defined–yet the the PLO clearly accepted “Israel’s right to exist”.

          Would Hamas forcibly remove all the Israelis from Palestine if they could, as many of you assert? Yes, I agree, with you.

          But the fact is, they cannot.

          Would China use force against the US to accomplish its goals if it had a free hand? Yes. And the reverse is true.

          But neither China nor the US has a free hand.

          The Israelis have been abusing the Palestinians for decades. The Carter “peace” with Egypt, the Oslo “peace” are all ruses to buy time.

          From David Ben-Gurion, to Golda Meir, to Mechem Begin, and to the present day, they all have said enough to show the goal is a JEWISH state, with NO Palestinians, or just enough to be maids and laborers.

          Which modern spy caused the most damage to the US? Jonathan Pollard, spying for… ISRAEL.

          Israel attacked a US warship, the USS Liberty in 1967, to prevent it from reporting that Israel was about to launch a surprise attack, and tried to sink it, 32 dead Americans.

          I knew about Pollard, but I had never heard of the Liberty until I had left the US military.

          So, the US should have taken several blocks of Tel-Aviv and killed 3200 Israelis?

          You can try to rationalize what’s happening in Gaza, and the West Bank.

          Most Americans will agree with you.

          Most of them took the mRNA shots too.

          The media does a good job.

          But most people in the world see what’s happening–a first-world military, armed by the US, who even pays for the bombs, is bombing and rendering uninhabitable a group without an air force, or navy or tanks or artillery, and making Gaza uninhabitable, offering the natives a choice of being killed via bombs, gunfire, starvation or disease, or “voluntarily leaving”.

          This is the brilliance of the Zionist Israeli; Unlike the Germans, who were direct and used Zyklon B, the Israelis are giving the Palestinians a choice.

          And they remind us, “didn’t America nuke the Japanese? Bomb Dresden? We are doing the same”. How clever.

          And some of you rationalize it by saying, “well, if the Palestinians could, they would do A and B and C”.

          Pure hypotheticals to justify real murder. OK.

          South Africa is not a model country. IMO, from the little I read or see, the current government has harnessed the public’s dislike of whites and leverage the real past white oppression to take over, and they are running the country into the ground. They are harassing the whites, and impoverishing the blacks.

          That said, the SA charge of genocide against Israel is well-organized and legitimate. And the US assertation that Israel is doing everything it can to avoid civilian casualties is laughable.

          Of course, Israel will beat the charge, the US will see to that.

          But, karma is bitch. Even by Israeli standards (arbitrary detention, imprisonment, killing of West Bank Palestinians; bombing Gaza in the past; keeping Gaza in a state of subsistence), current events are very bad, and in the long run it won’t work out well for Israel–or for it’s big puppet, the US.

          We have passed the point of no return. A total cease-fire now cannot undo what Israel has done.

          Even so, the right thing is for at least a unilateral Israeli cease-fire, and lifting of the blockade, to try so save some Palestinians and have them make it through winter.

          But there is not gonna any cease-fire, unless Israel and the US run out of bombs and bullets. I don’t see that happening.

          In the interim things could spiral out of control. Maybe a war would help Biden rally the public. Some of you here support his Israel policy already.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 12, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

            “You can try to rationalize what’s happening in Gaza, and the West Bank. Most Americans will agree with you.”

            I think the majority would take, are taking, the (your) lib stance on this one, siding with Palestinians and “peace,” though the stance is self-contradictory.

            What argument is there that longterm there is any more peaceful possible resolution than what is happening in Gaza right now (actual war)? I think there is no valid argument for any viable less violent alternative… and I wonder why (if I ‘m right about that) it’s a reality so difficult for you and others up in arms over Israel’s activity to swallow, Soc-Det?

            What karma might look like is another issue, and hard to say. But what is Israel’s alternative?

          • Blackbird January 12, 2024 at 1:51 pm #

            Soc, I agree. Thanks for taking the time to write all that so I didn’t have to.

            But I disagree about “karma” – at least in the sense of some divine or semi-divine balancing act.

            Life finds a way. You get cut, you heal or you die. Lose a leg? Adapt or die. No good or bad (human inventions). Just live or die.

          • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 2:01 pm #

            You are right and so is Gustaph from his pov.

            You wouldn’t exist (at least in your current form) but for the immoral (from you stance) conquest of this continent by our ancestors. You’re throwing darts at your own face. That being said, why support Israel? The Arabs have the oil.

            We support Israel because they control our minds and our money, not for any truly rational reason in terms of our collective long term good.

            But yes, morality is very real in the higher sense, and we will pay a price. But how can we operate at this level of existence without force and fraud? This is Satan’s realm and He is Rex Mundi.

            The usual way is to “export” the necessary evil to others. Thus pacifists call the police. The Amish depended on civil authorities and law for their protection, etc.

      • King of Comedy January 12, 2024 at 9:19 pm #

        The genocide peddlers are Nietzsche’s letzter Mensch, capable only of the emotional, the maudlin, the plaintive. Why can’t we all just get along? Israel is doing what countries have always done when faced with existential questions. In doing that, they are expressing considerable health as a society. Maybe it’s the homogeneity and common culture or maybe it’s the realization that there is no third party refuge for the Jews(one only need look at the pro-Jihadi vermin in Europe and the US). If they don’t make their stand here, there is no fallback position. What the Jews get and what the bedwetters never seem to acknowledge is the fact that in the armpit of the planet aka the ME, strength is all that’s appreciated and understood. If you ain’t the wolf then you’re the sheep.

        The last men would have you talk the murderer out of killing you and then maybe hold hands and sing kumbaya. There’s been a lot of talk lately about declining testosterone levels in young men but it seems it’s way more precipitous among some of the women trapped in men’s bodies on here.

        • BackRowHeckler January 13, 2024 at 4:56 am #

          “If they don’t make a stand here, there is no fallback position”-KofC

          And that sentence about sums up the position the State of Israel finds itself in. Israeli backs are to the wall & Israelis find themselves in an existential war for national survival.

          Apparently many people of the West have forgotten about events across Europe 1939-1945. (Rest assured Israelis have not) However, in the tens of thousands of protesters in the streets of western Capitals you don’t see many Western people (except for a handful of coeds) Does a typical dude from Brooklyn or Queens walk around with a shemagh draped on his neck?

          “As goes Israel, so goes Western Civilization”-Eric Hoffer, philosopher & author of “The True believer”.

          I say God Bless Israel.

          • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 1:50 pm #

            Hoffer was Jewish. So it’s natural for him to say that. You? Not so much. Biden talks like that too. In one of his early speeches, he praised them so much they became wary. You see they know that one extreme invites another. In any case, he is golem. And nobody expects golems to be all that smart. Biden is your brother because all golems are brothers. Fuck Rome, Greece, Christianity, and everything else. It’s all just Jews, right?

        • King of Comedy January 13, 2024 at 8:36 pm #

          Here’s the simple low-down that seems to be overwhelmed by the sense of Victimhood more often than not found among the Protocols of the Elders of Zion crowd: for, let’s call them, Western chauvinists, this has almost nothing to do with the Jews per se. Israel/Hamas is of interest because it is the dress rehearsal for the remainder of the West. We’ve seen the pro-Hamas subhumans going after Christmas celebrations and vandalizing veterans cemeteries and those things have nothing to do with the Yids. The bottom line is they are coming for you after they’re done in the ME. Just like the Muslims invaded Europe centuries before the European crusaders returned the favor, whether or not you’re an “ally” or an enemy of the Jihadi cause or whether or not you/your country have/has “wronged” them will have little to do with your ultimate fate if they prevail. I’m a big proponent of the “enemy of my enemy” principle and a bigger proponent of the historical fact that there’s nothing like a good ass-kicking to put the shitheels in their place. Israel is only doing the dirty work now that the rest of Western civilization will have to do themselves soon enough.

      • Anthea January 13, 2024 at 2:04 am #

        @ BackRowHeckler:

        My suggestion would be that the Israelis move somewhere else. I don’t see much hope for their situation, long term. They are surrounded by 475 million hostile Arabs. The population of Israel is 9.55 million. Israel would never have lasted this long without US support to the tune of billions of dollars a year.

        Col. Macgregor, in a recent interview, recounted how, in a discussion with a high-ranking Israeli officer, the officer remarked, “We should have gone to Madagascar.”

        Probably Israel’s main problem is that the sun is setting of the US’s ability to prop the place up. Perhaps it’s already set. Israel has no other friends.

        A couple of things that Col. Macgregor has emphasized is that the Arab nations are no longer the backward, poorly educated, poorly trained, poorly armed countries they were in the past. The other thing is that the Israeli offensive against Gaza has enraged their populations. The Arab leadership may be hesitant to get involved in a war against Israel, for a variety of reasons, but their people want blood.

        We can see from the Ukraine war that US military support is ineffectual, and our ability to supply arms and ammunition is sorely limited. And we can see from the Afghanistan debacle that the US military as a whole is weak and ineffectual. If Israel is counting on the US, they are leaning on a very slender reed.

        • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 1:52 pm #

          Thank you. I’ve been saying that here for years and nobody believes me that they were really offered Madagascar. And those that do, tend to be Zios and dismiss it with a sneer or shrug.

          Utter fools just like their masters.

        • King of Comedy January 13, 2024 at 8:50 pm #

          When will you be moving somewhere else?

          I assume you’re a white “oppressor” living on the “stolen land” of the US.

          To the larger point, no country with nukes will refrain from using them if existentially threatened. If Israel goes down, there will be considerably fewer than 475 million angry Arabs when the dust settles. And that is why it is unlikely to happen.

          The histrionics aside, I doubt too many Arabs fancy strapping on a suicide vest.

    • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 10:55 am #

      I don’t know, man. Israel has tried many times in the past to resolve the conflict and the Palestinians continue to reject any offer other than complete eradication of the Jews. I may be brainwashed but I don’t have any resources that educate me otherwise.

      I’m opposed to war in all of its forms. I wish these people would all just grow up and learn to resolve these issues and live in peace. There has to be a way but pride and hate always seem to step in and screw with everything.

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 10:56 am #

      As usual, you have forgotten a big point, The Houthi pirates hijacked an oil tanker, FIRST. The Hamas attacked Israel FIRST. If foreign entities attacked the US FIRST as the Arabs have always done, would you say do not fight back, do not get revenge.

      Will it take gas shortages for you to realize what Iran is doing in the Middle East? Are we to just pat those poor little Arabs( Persians really), on the head and say, “Just be good little boys and girls”. With that attitude, we should be cut off.

      • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:00 am #

        I think we should take George Washington’s advice and stay the fuck out of foreign entanglements. Let them kill each other if that’s what they want to do. In the mean time lets put our military on the southern and northern borders with order to kill any of the mongrels who try to walk across.

        • BackRowHeckler January 12, 2024 at 11:11 am #

          Thing is Canker, it’s been the US Navy’s role to keep the sea lanes open since 1945; we assumed that responsibility from the British Navy, and to a lesser extent the German & French Navy.

          • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:46 am #

            Does keeping the shipping lanes open equate to a foreign entanglement, BRH?

            By entanglements, I mean something akin to how we prop up Israel with billions but at the same time we prop up the Palestinian Authority with millions and millions of funds as well. This is a foreign entanglement.

            Keeping the shipping lanes open is protecting the interest of the United States.

          • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 1:45 pm #

            We obviously don’t keep the shipping lanes open, or the Yemeni government would not be able to shut them down.

            All of the oil producing countries in the Persian gulf have an interest in keeping the lanes open.

            Same with China. The US is over in the South China Sea hassling Chinese ships, in the name of “protecting sea lanes”.

            The sea lanes that China uses? The sea lanes that make them a mighty exporting country?
            Those sea lanes?

            Jesus, use some common sense.

          • benr January 12, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

            Same with China. The US is over in the South China Sea hassling Chinese ships, in the name of “protecting sea lanes”. -Paula

            More propaganda spewed out but from which orifice?
            The US hassling Chinese ships I guess the US also made fake Islands by dredging millions of tons of sand and then weaponizing them in the South China sea as well.
            I guess the US is also hassling a stranded Philippine Navy boat every time they try and supply the sailors stationed on it to huh?

            Unreal how the leftist media has poisoned the minds of so many.

          • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 2:49 pm #

            You think I can’t see the bait-and-switch you did there, Benr?

            I actually wasn’t talking to you anyway. I don’t expect you to use common sense, or have consistent standards.

          • benr January 12, 2024 at 3:15 pm #

            @paula

            No bait and switch just simple truth to one who barely understands what truth and common sense is as far as speaking to me I don’t care if you are typing a message to me or not, I am telling you that once again your wrong.

          • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 4:34 pm #

            We were talking about sea lanes, and you switched the topic to sand islands, and now you’re pretending you didn’t?

            It’s right there in black and white.

          • benr January 12, 2024 at 5:21 pm #

            The sand islands extend Chinas claim FAR PAST the twelve miles from mainland China.

            I will help you it’s the Spratly Islands in contention and they are SMACK dab in the middle of the South China sea within spitting distance of major SHIPPING LANES.

            Now why would China arm them to the teeth with ANTI-Ship missiles, fighter jets and jamming technology?

            \\\\http://www.shiptraffic.net/2001/04/south-china-sea-ship-traffic.html

            Click on the link and then click on dual track.

            If you know where the Spratly Islands are you will see they are smack dab in the middle of everything.

          • Mac January 12, 2024 at 10:03 pm #

            We wouldn’t need those sea lanes so much if we hadn’t outsourced all our manufacturing, and if we kept our own petroleum products. Didn’t help that we blew up Nordstream and have to send our gas to Europe.

          • benr January 13, 2024 at 3:04 am #

            @paula

            Crickets.

            Chirp chirp chirp chirp

          • Paula D January 13, 2024 at 3:13 pm #

            We don’t need those shipping lanes as much as China does, Mac.
            And I agree that we shouldn’t have outsourced production to China, but the profits were too great for our greedy corporations to resist.
            Now they produce for the world, and almost all of it goes through those waters.

            Obviously, China is gearing up to protect their sea lanes.

            And it is obvious who the only threat to their sea lanes is.

            But dumbass thinks that a country that reacts to provocations by building up defense retroactively justifies the provocations.

          • benr January 14, 2024 at 1:18 am #

            Ah there it is the name calling.
            Paula got proven wrong as well as clueless but wait there was an accusation of bait and switch.
            Lo and behold the dunce actually tried switching topics because she knew she was busted.

            Off shoring industry was as much about greed as it was about pollution.
            Go fishing in the Silicon Valley and eat some of them fish and get back to us I’m sure eating that tasty fish won’t rot your brain any more than it already is.

          • benr January 14, 2024 at 1:27 am #

            Lest we forget the ridiculous statement of China just reacting to US presence in the area!
            WHAT WAS THAT THE Commie said?
            Paula give it up you are so stupid and clueless.

            What’s behind rising China-Philippines tensions in the South China Sea?
            Here’s what you need to know as maritime confrontations between China and the Philippines increase.

            Alarming Escalation in the South China Sea: China Threatens Force if Vietnam Continues Oil Exploration in Spratlys
            A new pattern of Chinese bellicosity?

            China coastguard says it warns off Japanese ships in …

            China threatens Japan
            Nov 28, 2023 — The Chinese coastguard said its vessels warned off Japanese ships that “illegally intruded” into waters around disputed East China Sea …

            China’s Threatening Policies Drive South Korea Firmly Towards The US Camp Despite Seoul Keen On Better Ties With Beijing

            Malaysia rejects new China map claiming entire South China Sea
            Government says ‘complex and sensitive’ dispute needs to be resolved through dialogue and urges swift agreement on code of conduct.

            China’s Indo-Pacific Agression Pushing India Closer to U.S., Say Experts

        • BackRowHeckler January 12, 2024 at 11:13 am #

          If the US doesn’t do it, who will? The world runs on international trade & open sea routes are a must.

          • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:41 am #

            Unfortunately, we can no longer afford to be the world’s police department. $34 trillion………and counting.

    • gustafson.robert.22 January 12, 2024 at 11:14 am #

      People with healthy senses of proportion can see that events in Israel are just the result of two entrenched enemy fundamentaist groups with equivalent desires to off each other.

      If U.S. policy were rational or principled instead of greed-based, the position toward the Gaza conflict would be either detached neutrality or all-in and in the driver’s seat for a complete scorched-earth takeover of the entire ME as an Israeli ally(not realistic).

      • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:54 am #

        Gus

        Just before Oct. 7, Israel was going to sign trade accords with Saudi Arabia and UAE, the Abraham Accord. It has been noted that Iran fired up the Hamas group to stop this.

        • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 12:00 pm #

          Why would Iran do that, John? Iran is making peace with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

          And why would Shiite Iran control Sunni Hamas?

          Do you realize that Hezbollah and Iran have been fighting ISIS and Hamas, both Sunni terrorist groups, in Syria?

          Do you know who backs the Sunni terrorist groups in Syria?

          Do you know who is illegally occupying 30% of Syria land, and is stealing their oil and wheat?

          • benr January 12, 2024 at 1:17 pm #

            The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

            They can make peace today and go back to murdering each other after defeating the west or just waiting till the west defeats itself.

            Iran is funding training and arming Hamas right now to fight Israel.

            Today, Iran provides support to a number of Palestinian groups, including Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) most notably. Yet these groups are not puppets and their relationship with Tehran is constantly evolving…

          • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 2:04 pm #

            Yes, the enemy is encamped in our nation at the highest levels. Thus the Muslims are our friends? I wouldn’t go that far.

      • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 2:07 pm #

        Yes, “Greek meets Greek” as the English said of the Boers. Each tribe of Semites views themselves as incredibly important, the apple of God’s eye. To answer Bibi’s question, Why don’t the Palestinians leave? Because they are just like you folks.

        Without this sense of importance and of being at the center of all that is, a people are weak. Whites are the weakest of all now and thus galloping towards extinction. But incredibly, we were once like the Jews and Muslims. We loved ourselves and considered ourselves to be precious.

  15. Blackbird January 12, 2024 at 10:36 am #

    What I find even more revolting than the obvious criminality of our government, and particularly the so-called “Justice Department”, is the fact that about 40% of US citizens would simply dismiss out-of-hand the entire case that our host presents here. To them, “The ends justify the means”. No act is too egregious to take down Trump – and his deplorable supporters.

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    • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 10:54 am #

      They’re largely the products of the indoctrination and conditioning they received in the public schools. I read a lot of John Taylor Gatto’s writings, and what he said about what the public school system does to kids resonated with me. The American public exhibits selective outrage at events because it only responds to that which it has been programmed to respond to. I always said Hillary got as much support as she did because she “pinged” the programming.

      • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:01 am #

        Worse, Tuco, they will not give a damn until it is stealing from or threatening them. We live in a Me-Me-Me society. By appealing to his mentality, the Dems have achieved the control they have today. Their entire repertoire is based on how the GOP is going to take things a way from them. The sickness of the country is in the Deep State, but the cause is the American people.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 11:25 am #

        Why does anybody think the private schools are any better?

        Don’t most of our “journalists” today come from a private school background?

        Didn’t Harvard’s president also come from a private school, and isn’t that what Harvard is?

        • Cankerpuss January 12, 2024 at 11:44 am #

          In my town there have popped up a bunch of private “charter” schools with elegant names such as the “Excelsior Academy” or the “Entheos Academy.” The people who get their children in these charter schools walk around with their noses high in the air because they got their children out of the public school system.

          I always laugh at them. What they don’t realize is that a private charter school in my state still receives funding from the state and still must follow the educational mandates set by the state to receive funding. The only difference is they make the children wear uniforms.

          Such a joke.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 12:23 pm #

            They also only do better academically because they can exclude the children who don’t or can’t perform.

        • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 11:59 am #

          I don’t think private schools are any better in that regard. Everyone “teaches” to the same method, no matter where they are.

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 10:57 am #

      40%?

      • Blackbird January 13, 2024 at 5:44 pm #

        That’s my estimate of the percentage of die-hard Democrats.

    • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 10:59 am #

      This is the philosophy by which most of them live, anyway. “The ends justify the means.” They were taught this in the public school system.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 11:26 am #

        They weren’t taught civics. Kids who live in a vaccum get their ideas from TV shows and video games.

        • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:57 am #

          Worse, Beryl. They get it from social media which excepting X, are socialist rags. The most popular now, Tik-Tok, a tool of the CCP.

          Can it be any more obvious?

  16. BULLITT January 12, 2024 at 11:45 am #

    The Jews are money hungry people. It’s their nature. Thet feel they are the chosen ones. Thet feel they are superior. Their strength comes from controlling the money. Those with the gold make the rules. Jews buy the power they need. Face it, they are good at making tons of money thru banking, media, and industries where profit margins are great. It is what it is…put up with it!
    The U.S. has been paid thru our government to take care of Israel. The Jews always find a CHUMP to do their dirty work. How many enlisted Jews are in the U.S. military?
    If you haven’t figured this out my friends, the JEWS have America by the short hairs.
    Are all the protests against the Jews just young people waking up?
    If we weren’t such a weak country at this point, we wouldn’t be confronted with all the world problems. But we let it happen.
    Now go watch your TICKTOCK and find out the local gossip on FACEBOOK.
    Sometimes it’s fun trying to find your ass with both hands!

    • tuco22 January 12, 2024 at 12:06 pm #

      No, the protests against the Jews are the seed of the serpent reacting to the seed of the woman because they know their time is short.

      • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 2:11 pm #

        You thought a wife giving secretly giving her husband female hormones was funny. Eve scores again!

  17. Beryl of Oyl January 12, 2024 at 11:47 am #

    Since we are bringing up education today, I want to bring up another piece I found in my research on the Higher Ed racket, or as Mr. Kunstler would possibly put it, the hustle.

    We all learned recently that the DEI racket is much bigger and much worse in academia than we’ve previously thought.

    We have all also been aware of the hot topic of student loan forgiveness.

    The Democrat position on this is unfair, not to mention probably illegal and unconstitutional.

    The Republican position is a meme.

    Both of these positions are covering for a racket that those in government wish to keep going.

    I noticed that RFK Jr. first came out with a position that he did not support loan foregiveness, but would work to help those trying to pay their loans back, and also try to help more people afford college.

    This was not a bad position, but neither was it a good one.

    I also noticed that as he talked to more people, he got deeper into the issue, and started talking about things like maybe college isn’t the right thing for everyone.

    That was an improvement.

    A more recent piece on the subject is surprisingly nuanced and even somewhat sympathetic to the students caught up in the scam, considering where it comes from.

    The more you know, the more you know.

    This is from Karl Denninger’s post, You Could Try Not Stealing Everything, over at The Market Ticker website:

    “Why should a young person “strive” under your proffered model only to be stepped on and repeatedly robbed? Exactly how many times should a young person accept being financially raped up the ass by folks just like you? What option do you give a 20 year old young man other than assassinating the dickheads who have conspired together (oh by the way that that includes you personally, fuckface) to destroy the forward opportunity for him to go out, get a good job, find a woman he likes, marry her, buy a house together and then decide how they’re going to split up the duties of a family where one is primarily raising kids and the other is primarily making money. That is the proven path in life that produces a productive next generation, provides resilience for the children should something unforeseen and terrible happen and has been known forever to produce the best outcomes statistically. Yet here we are with you and the rest of the fuckfaced assholes at your university and in the government “progressively” stealing that capacity and, unless said 20 year old is in the 0.5% of the population that is at the very top of either family money, intellectual capacity and often both at once you and the rest of your co-conspirators have deliberately and successfully made it economically impossible to follow that road all in the name of “progress”. Such alleged “progress” includes, after jacking the cost of college up by 500% or more despite the cost of actual knowledge dropping to nearly zero, forcing said young adult to buy the buttfucking drug addict’s medical treatment via the back door while destroying the wage base at the same time by enabling and promoting various “programs” that skirt federal and state employment laws. You then add to this insult fomenting and supporting 8% federal budget deficits and negative real interest rates that your university and every business in the nation have cheered on and exploited to drive up the cost of everything — while laughing at the intentional depression of wages and offshoring or outsourcing of employment.”

    See what I mean? This is almost sensitive. I say bravo to Karl, another person who gets it, that there is a major criminal enterprise operating under the cover of Higher Education (my words not his).

    Faud is a crime.

    • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

      That was a great rant.

      Yeah, the banks and the colleges have colluded with the government to sell 18 y.o.s into lifetime debt slavery.

      Of course, no politician is going to stop that gravy train.

  18. docmartin January 12, 2024 at 11:48 am #

    All of you, including Mr Kunstler, have failed to mention the complete disappearance of Ukraine in the news cycle. This proves my hypothesis that the American public will follow any light even when it shines up their own collective ass.

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

      Ukraine? Soon to be assimilated. No one cares any more, Israel is being put aside.

      Iran is moving along, distracting us with Israel while it is going after its real goal, control of the Middle East oil.

      Persia, Iran, has been trying to control the region and convert it to Shia for a long, long time. Are America and Israel just latter day “enemies” to Wag the Dog with?

      • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 12:04 pm #

        Jesus, John, is there any propaganda too unbelievable for you to swallow?

        • benr January 12, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

          Jesus Paula is there any Marxist bullshit you won’t swallow and spew back?

        • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 1:59 pm #

          Yeah, Iran’s.

          Why do you seem to support those bloodthirsty ragheads. Do you always support people that want you dead?

          • OG January 12, 2024 at 2:23 pm #

            Iran wants Paula D dead? Are you sure? How could you possibly know what Iran wants?

  19. Paula D January 12, 2024 at 11:57 am #

    Today’s post was a great and succinct wrap-up of the ongoing perversion of our judicial system, and the corrupt media that is used to propagandize Americans.

    Houthi rebels? Let me point out again that that framing is the US propaganda system in action.
    In 2014, the US backed a coup in Ukraine, which overthrew the legally elected government.
    As soon as the president fled Kiev (to save his life), the US announced that he was no longer president, and they placed a puppet in office (“Yats. Yats is the guy.) until they held sham elections and put in Poroshenko.
    The media told us that it was all legit, and that as soon as Yanukovych left Kiev he was no longer president.
    And they will NEVER call it a coup. It is called the Revolution of Dignity. Because nothing says “dignity” like turning your country over to the US empire.

    Anyway, one year later, the Ansarallah movement overthrew the government of Yemen and President Hadi fled to Saudi Arabia.

    To this DAY, the US media refuses to acknowledge that the Ansaralllah government exists.
    They call them the “Houthi rebels”.

    I note that everyone who has commented here accepts that framing, ridiculous as it is to pretend that the last 9 years in Yemen have not happened.

    And look at everyone blaming the whole thing on Iran, as instructed by the Mighty Wurlitzer.

    SMDH over here.

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 12:07 pm #

      The US, actually the Obama-Biden axis were responsible, directly, for the corruption of Ukraine.

      You Tube. Glenn Beck chalkboard on Ukraine,

      He names all the names. Biden top of the list.

      • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 12:19 pm #

        Yes, I agree, John.

        I was just trying to point out how the propaganda works.

    • benr January 12, 2024 at 1:21 pm #

      Believe it or not Paula the US is allowed to attack those that attack us.
      It does not take a full-fledged declaration of war for limited military engagement as a response to being attacked in international waters.

      • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

        War powers act.

        Viet Nam, Iraq, Syria, ISIS, Balkans,

        All wars started without Congress.

        • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 2:13 pm #

          Korea as well, if memory serves.

        • BackRowHeckler January 12, 2024 at 3:53 pm #

          Max Boot isn’t too popular in this site, but he put out a pretty good book called ‘Savsge Wars of Peace’, about America’s undeclared wars. Most of our wars were undeclared, the Philippines (1898-1916) being the longest. The Banana Wars, Russia 1918, War in Korea in 1871 & again in 1950, Vietnam, Mexico in 1916, Iraq twice, Afghanistan, the Indian Wars. Compared to European powers Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, France & the UK, our overseas wars don’t stand out. Spain had many conflicts, including invading Cambodia in 1595 (1595!) and NAfrica in the 1920s. France battled it out in Africa for 300 years.

          All kinds of small wars have been fought by countries everywhere. It seems to be mankind’s natural state.

          One declared war the US pursued is not widely known about, and that’s against Algeria in 1816.

          • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 4:37 pm #

            When I was a kid, we sang the Marine’s Hymn, which includes the words “To the shores of Tripoli”.

            That was in 1805. Ghaddafi was not involved.

          • elysianfield January 13, 2024 at 11:43 pm #

            Paula,
            When you were a kid? I still sing it, but only when wearing a gun belt and shouldering an 1898 Krag Carbine. Stomping around the bedroom… it entertains the dogs.

          • Paula D January 14, 2024 at 12:52 pm #

            Gotta admit, EF, once I brought it up, the song was in my head for hours.
            Dammit! Now it’s there again.

  20. MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 12, 2024 at 12:12 pm #

    Okay, back to the real world here, and starting to give a shit about world affairs again.

    Ray Epps can sit on it and spin. The most obvious of the most obvious. But…don’t believe your lying eyes, fool. Naturally, he got off alarmingly and laughably easy (via Zoom, no less…hardy har har). Surprised the judge didn’t give him a two month all-inclusive vacation in Barbados as punishment.

    JHK is correct that this is literally a middle finger to any seeing individual in the country. Those that can’t see don’t even know this took place. If it were to be pointed out to them, they would say something about Trumpers, and end of story. We’re a dulled blade – a dented can of deviled ham – as a nation. Sam Clemens wouldn’t have been a name worthy of note if he lived in today’s bluetoothed, tatooed, whogivzashit Arby’s drive-thru culture. And that’s a shame.

    MN “governor” Walz can also sit on it and spin. But he’s busy pretending to be doing things of consequence, while having spent the state underwater in a matter of months. Bravo, sir. Where’s that extra $18 billion a year in spending going to come from now that you blew the surplus on woke programs that no one cares about for real, and a new state office building when we already have one that works just fine? Perhaps Walz will be providing truck stop handies at Tobie’s in Hinckley to work off the difference each year? Jerkin’ off punks for $15 a man.

    Also, the Vikings sucked hard this year. And I miss my dad.

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    • BackRowHeckler January 12, 2024 at 12:20 pm #

      Well, at least you’ve got a diverse, democrat, all female city council in St. Paul. Sky is the limit! No telling what kind of mischief those ladies will be up to now that they control all levers of power. Expect some kind of social utopia, that’s for sure.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 12, 2024 at 6:29 pm #

        Yes, we have that to be proud of. Another “first” for MN! And it will certainly have a good outcome – no doubt shall be considered.

        Also, one of them is what could (maybe) still be considered a democrat. The rest belong to the “Democratic Socialists of America”.

        What could go wrong?

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 2:09 pm #

      How about California? A bill to tax equity, not income is in Sacramento. 1.5% of wealth above 1 billion. Folks, that is stealing!!!!! Another less repressive bill is also circulating with a step of graduation. California is running an 89 billion dollar deficit and is running out of folks to steal from. People assessing the impact say that steal will only get half of what is needed. So watch out middle class, they are coming for you. Benr, aren’t you glad that you are paying the medical bills for all our visitors from overseas.

      This country is insane.

      Another significant note

      For the first time, Quarter four US deficit was over 1 trillion dollars.

      • elysianfield January 13, 2024 at 11:38 pm #

        John,
        A Billionaires tax? Pffft! Hold my beer;

        How about a tax on unrealized capital gains? A true horror story being discussed by our betters;

        https://www.ramseysolutions.com/taxes/unrealized-capital-gains-tax

        Sooo…your house doubled in value over the years? It’s now worth $400K more? Send it!

        Yeah, they promise it would not involve US gains, or property values, or, or the value of your kidneys on the open market….

    • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 2:14 pm #

      Apparently Epps lives in fear, having received many threats. So that’s one silver lining.

    • PeteAtomic January 13, 2024 at 9:17 pm #

      “Perhaps Walz will be providing truck stop handies at Tobie’s in Hinckley”

      haha

      I’ve always thought that was gross. I’ve never seen the attraction.

      • PeteAtomic January 13, 2024 at 9:17 pm #

        Tobies lol

  21. Paula D January 12, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

    What is the over-the-top worldwide condemnation of Israel’s attacks on Gaza about?

    Especially in America, the dogs have been unleashed and Americans are pretending that they have never before seen such atrocities committed on a civilian population.

    Really? The US has killed over 20 million people since WW2, with most of them killed in barbaric ways Bombs, napalm, white phosphorus, poisoning and burning of crops, torture, throwing out of helicopters, etc.
    That is completely ignored by Americans and the rest of the world, while they wax apoplectic about 20,000 civilians in Gaza.

    What is that they say? Find out who you are not allowed to criticize?
    The corollary is obviously- Look at who the entire world is allowed to criticize, no matter how incendiary the rhetoric.

    Americans sit on 3,119,885 square miles of stolen land. Liberals get around this by their new mantra “We acknowledge that we are holding this event on land stolen from ______insert genocided tribe name here).
    But when it comes to the 10,760 sq. mi that Israel occupies, the same liberals are out in the streets screaming “Death to Israel. From the river to the sea!”
    Why? Why can’t the Israelis simply say “We acknowledge that we are holding this concert on stolen land”, and move on, the way Americans do? Maybe because there was no actual genocide there, and the 250,000 people moved out now have reproduced to 4 million?

    Anyway, the over-the-top screaming about Israel reminds me of the TDS the media also promotes. Hatred has been unleashed, and the haters are reveling in their new-found ability to say anything they want about those damn joos.

    It is very obvious to me. I have no side in this fight, but I can see how the propaganda is going.
    Oh, and I hate hypocrisy more than anything.

    • beantownbill. January 12, 2024 at 12:24 pm #

      Thank you, Paula for displaying such humanistic thinking.

      From btb, a ‘damn Joo.’

    • OG January 12, 2024 at 12:37 pm #

      The entire world will turn against Israel.

      So it is written. So it shall be done.

      • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 1:40 pm #

        I see it, OG. It’s hard for me to believe it’s because the Bible said so, though.

        I see it more as people responding to propaganda.

        • OG January 12, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

          The Lord works in mysterious ways. The entire world is, right now, turning against Israel and that is fulfilling His word.

          It is darn near showtime!

          • GreenAlba January 12, 2024 at 6:27 pm #

            As I mentioned the last time this topic came up, the modern, secular state of Israel has nothing whatever to do with any biblical prophecies referring to ‘Israel’.

            The ‘Israel’ of biblical prophecies, as I understand it, refers to Christ’s Church, as do references to the third temple.

            If you want more information on this than I can give you, I recommend the following:

            ukcolumn.org/video/alex-thomson-talks-to-james-delingpole-on-jn-darby-the-scofield-reference-bible-and-

            “In December 2023, James Delingpole […] invited Alex Thomson back to go into depth on what happened in nineteenth-century Anglo-American Protestantism to change churchgoers’ view of Israel. Key figures were John Nelson Darby, founder of the Plymouth Brethren, and Cyrus Scofield, compiler of the Scofield Reference Bible.”

            And …

            ukcolumn.org/video/dark-crusade-a-look-at-the-origins-of-christian-zionism-with-clifford-kiracofe

            “Dark Crusade: a look at the origins of Christian Zionism with Clifford Kiracofe”

            Anyway, if the Israel of biblical prophecy is Christ’s Church, it’s the Church the world is going to turn against, not the modern, secular state of Israel, which is a political entity. Biblically speaking (as Orthodox Jews will tell you), Israel broke the covenant with God (twice) which revoked the ‘promised land’ side of the bargain. I am no expert, but that’s my understanding from people with rather more experience than me in bibilical exegesis (which wouldn’t take much …).

            That’s not a reason to remove the modern state of Israel, whose creation is a political fact, not a biblical one. But it’s a reason to stop looking for things happening to Israel as part of any end times predictions or imaginings.

          • OG January 12, 2024 at 8:18 pm #

            Huh? The Bible and politics are not divorced. The Bible tells of all seven empires in Daniel. The Bible documents and prophesizes vis-à-vis politics.

            The fate of modern-day Israel after the whole world turns against it is so the fulfillment of our Lord’s word.

          • GreenAlba January 12, 2024 at 10:00 pm #

            Right, so you didn’t listen to the interviews.

            Never mind …

            I didn’t say the Bible and politics were divorced. I said that ‘Israel’, as referred to in bibilical prophecy, is not considered, by those who seem to know most about it, to refer to the modern state of Israel. Or any state.

            Alex Thomson is remarkably erudite, although he wears his erudition lightly. You might even have found him interesting. I usually have to listen to his talks more than once, as there’s so much in them.

            You haven’t offered the slightest proof that the modern-day state of Israel is the ‘Israel’ of biblical prophecy. You just asserted it. I took the trouble to listen to the interviews, because I like to know things that I didn’t know before. I’ll probably listen to the Alex Thomson one again.

          • OG January 12, 2024 at 10:08 pm #

            So you have your sources and I have mine. I’m presently watching the Philadelphia Flyers 1 @ the Minnesota Wild 3 while listening/reading to my sources and, therefore, did not bother completing your homework assignment for me.

            I’ve been waiting most of my 58 years for when His word is fulfilled (including the whole world turning against Israel). It is now happening exactly like I was always instructed.

            Perhaps this Thomson fella is correct but perhaps I am.

            Time will tell.

          • GreenAlba January 12, 2024 at 10:18 pm #

            So, ‘When A happens, B is going to happen. And I was told what A is (which I’m not going to question, because I like my story). I’m observing what I think is A happening, so that’s proof that what I’ve always been told was A is actually A.’

            Right.

            Perhaps one might mention that your ‘A’ might actually be ‘C’. And it might well be happening. But B might still happen because of A, not because of C, which you assume is A. It’s worth remembering that the ‘other side’ likes to confuse.

          • OG January 12, 2024 at 10:41 pm #

            What a pile of crap that was!

            I’m not “proving” anything with my faith.

            In the midst of the Cold War, I was instructed that Russia would befriend the USA before they became adversaries once again at Armageddon. It was unfathomable … but I watched and waited and, sure enough, it has transpired.

            I was instructed that all nations would turn against Israel immediately before End Times and it is happening right now.

            I was instructed that the Beast System would control/monitor each and every transaction decades before anyone could even imagine the technology that now makes this seem not only possible but inevitable.

            You foolishly focus on some hypothetical A vs. C while I see the entire alphabet.

            ^^^
            It is now 3-3 in overtime.

          • Anthea January 13, 2024 at 2:39 am #

            @ OG:

            I’m not sure what your scriptural reference is, but Zechariah 14 states that, ” I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women raped.” And of course Jesus said of the temple in Jerusalem that not one stone would be left standing on another.

            Thing is, that already happened, on two separate occasions: The Babylonian conquest and the Roman conquest of Jerusalem.

          • GreenAlba January 13, 2024 at 7:25 am #

            Thank you, Anthea.

          • GreenAlba January 13, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

            “I’m not “proving” anything with my faith.”

            What the term ‘Israel’ refers to in biblical prophesy isn’t a point of faith, it’s a point of fact, whether an individual is correct in their opinion or not.

          • messianicdruid January 13, 2024 at 3:43 pm #

            A concern I have:

            When Jerusalem is destroyed for the third time, what will happen to the futurists’s faith?

            Will the cognizant dissonance be more than their minds can deal with?

            Will Hal Lindsey write another book?

          • GreenAlba January 13, 2024 at 5:40 pm #

            My understanding, MD, has always been that we are specifically instructed not to concern ourselves with when any such future events are going to happen (whatever they are), as we cannot know.

        • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 2:20 pm #

          Paula supports Israel as does everyone who uses the word, “joo”. She doesn’t have a dog in this fight? So let her explain her support.

          It’s the “joos” who started the “we’re living on stolen land” meme. So it applies to them as well, not just Whites. The Palis intend to make them live up to it.

          The last time Ben and Jerry trotted this old chestnut out, a local Chief told them to get off his land. Awkward silence ensued. Didn’t the Chief understand that this was just a cognitive stick to beat Whites with?

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 12, 2024 at 2:29 pm #

            Every member of an aggressively agricultural civilization (99.9% of contemporary humanity) is equally, ancestrally an unrighteous (because of the nature of the new land-use) land-thief with unresolved bad karma for the unrighteousness on the books.

            The “stolen land” accusation carries zero weight anymore from anyone, towards anyone, unless the accuser still lives in an intact indigenous culture and economy.

    • gustafson.robert.22 January 12, 2024 at 1:49 pm #

      Yes.

    • King of Comedy January 12, 2024 at 8:42 pm #

      Every human being on earth lives on stolen land. Does anyone actually believe that ancestors of the first people to put two sticks together on a random patch of dirt are still occupying that patch of dirt?

      The earth is soaked in blood and no one and no group is innocent. I’m for the genocide of any asshole who talks about “stolen land”.

  22. OG January 12, 2024 at 12:33 pm #

    Okay, I’ll tell you the actual reason that Ray Epps got the VIP powder puff treatment: It was to give half of America a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. . . the old double-barreled middle finger. . . a thunderous fuck you, with the subtext: we can do anything we want to you and you can’t do anything about it. . . and we can rub your faces in it, too, ho ho. . . and then empty a bed pan over your head in case you’re not feeling sufficiently impotent and humiliated.

    ***
    While 2024 is admittedly still young, that is undoubtedly the best sentence of the year so far.

  23. socialisthater January 12, 2024 at 1:10 pm #

    Yet–with all the signs almost flashing neon that the entire Democrat scum Party elite is riddled with anti-freedom, anti-Constitution, America-hating, foreign-controlled, treasonous slime–Biden supporters and leftist rabble continue to support and extoll a Democrat scum regime that will starve, incarcerate, and outright murder them as soon as they quit being useful leftist idiots–because just plain leftist idiots are parasites that are a liability as soon as they cease being useful in the Democrat regime’s quest for dictatorial power.

    Trump–for whatever faults he may have–has not lied about his vision for a free and prosperous America. That is exactly why the Blob wants him gone, no matter what it takes–and that includes assassinating him if nothing else works. That is why the Democrat scum are all in on whatever it takes to maintain power because they know that, if they lose power in 2024, come 2025 Trump and the rest of the conservatives (and many moderates) in this country are going to go looking for Democrat elite scalps. And they have plenty of evidence to warrant getting them–there is no doubt that the Democrat scum elite, including “shadow” leaders like Obama, Kerry, Hillary, etc., have committed serious felonies, including outright treason, in their fervor to maintain power. The worst of the Democrat scum criminals could easily face a death sentence for treason in an actual functioning justice system. The reality is that the only people who have a reason to fear Donald Trump are the criminals in or outside of the Swamp who are the true threat to the American Republic and its citizens.

    Lots of people are recognizing the danger from the Democrat scum elite, including one former Democrat, Tulsi Gabbard. Listen to her speech at AmericaFest 2023. She nails it.

  24. Paula D January 12, 2024 at 1:39 pm #

    Just like Americans screamed about Obama finally giving Iran back the money the US stole from them in 1979, now people are screaming that Iran stole an oil tanker.

    Guess whose oil tanker that was? Yep, Iran’s, stolen from them last year.

    So, in the minds of the brainwashed, it is OK for the US to steal Iran’s oil tanker, but it is not OK for Iran to take it back.

    Because……shipping lanes must be kept safe.

    Alex is Greek. Apparently the US used Greece to steal the oil tankers.

    ://odysee.com/@alexchristoforou:7/us,-uk-strike-yemen.-biden-pushes-300b:5

  25. gustafson.robert.22 January 12, 2024 at 1:58 pm #

    Can someone deeply offended by Israel’s military action in Gaza tell us what Israel’s real-world longterm alternative is or would have been before this operation?

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    • OG January 12, 2024 at 2:04 pm #

      Don’t issue the corrupt stand-down orders on 10/7. That alone would’ve been a better path.

      The entire world will turn against Israel. We all know that.

      – C-BOT

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 12, 2024 at 2:10 pm #

        All’s fair in love and war.

      • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 2:13 pm #

        We’ll see.

        • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 2:16 pm #

          Iran, Teheran, does not want to be an ash tray. If somehow the Arabs succeed in their genocide of the Jews, hard to believe, the Jews will take out the Middle East in retaliation.

          Watch out what you pray for, OG.

          • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 2:23 pm #

            AND the capitals of Europe. Did your forget that or do you just not care?

            The workings of an enslaved mind.

          • OG January 12, 2024 at 2:25 pm #

            I pray in subservience and wonder as I witness His word fulfilled.

          • anmariwakaranai January 12, 2024 at 2:49 pm #

            And praise og, praise.

          • OG January 12, 2024 at 10:00 pm #

            Yes. And praise, anmari. Thank you.

            Amen.

    • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 3:11 pm #

      I think that Israel should have shut down the border and demanded that the Gazan leadership hand over the criminals involved in the atrocities of Oct. 7th, and the hostages they held.
      They also should have shut off all supplies they give to the people in Gaza, until the criminals were handed over.
      How can the world complain about that? Well, they could, but it wouldn’t be as easy.

      Keep up the pressure until the people of Gaza demanded their leaders comply.

      If that didn’t work, then prepare an extradition request for Qatar to hand over the leaders of Hamas.

      If that didn’t work, go after them one by one, the way they did with the Nazi war criminals, and the Black September terrorists.

      Bombing civilians to punish them for their leaders is cartoonishly evil.
      Only the US gets away with that, and that is because they control the Mighty Wurlitzer of propaganda, which covers the world’s population.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 12, 2024 at 3:22 pm #

        Israel has a longterm survival problem as a nation in a hostile cultural environment. They need a level of size and cultural uniformity within a border that is adequate size-wise to survive.

        I would argue an aggressive operation like this is/was fundamentally necessary to Israel’s national survival. It might still fail, but the alternative, I think, would have only been more certain odds of failure to survive in that location.

        I think Israel is legitimately unconcerned with public opinion and optics right now. They need to fight for adequate land and cultural uniformity… for survival.
        That’s my perspective. I’m not even an Israel supporter. I just acknowledge the legitimacy of their motives, and, more or less, strategy.

        • Paula D January 12, 2024 at 4:40 pm #

          I think that they are worse off with the current strategy. Too much public opinion has been whipped up against them, and it isn’t going to help their long term survival.

          But we can agree to disagree.

          • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:02 pm #

            Why is it that all the bad press is directed at Israel and not at the real cause of the problems there. Does the world just figure it is okay for Israel to be target practice for the Iranian rocket practice? Well, IMHO, Bibi and Israel have had enough.

            You mention why the Israelis do not deal with the leaders of Gaza and keep Gazans keep pressure on the leaders. Then you ask about extridition of the Hamas leaders.

            The leaders of the Gaza Strip Are the leaders of Hamas. If there was a way to get them extricated from Gaza. The war would be over. Israel is doing that , driving out Hamas and shutting down its tunnel system to stop the flow of weapons into the Gaza Strip. Maybe then, with Hamas not hiding weapons and their systems in schools and churches, synagogues and mosques, this phase of the war will be over.

            Hezbollah next, same game plan both sides.

            OBTW, we have our own little foray to keep the waterways open for our oil shipments. This is just starting.

            And Jarek, exactly what do you mean that the Israelis are going to bomb European cities. Paranoid!

          • OG January 12, 2024 at 11:12 pm #

            Why is it that all the bad press is directed at Israel and not at the real cause of the problems there.

            Hahaha. That’s funny on a few levels, JAZ.

          • Paula D January 13, 2024 at 3:21 pm #

            Why is the bad press directed at Israel?

            It’s called propaganda, and when the Mighty Wurlitzer changes the tune it is playing, there is always a reason.

            My guess is that Israel is going to be abandoned, and they are preparing the public for that.

            And I said that the criminals who attacked Israel on Oct. 7th should be extradited from Gaza, and if that didn’t work, the leaders of Hamas, who live in Qatar, should be extradited.

            Collective punishment is illegal. As an American, you probably don’t know that, but it is.

        • OG January 12, 2024 at 4:50 pm #

          If this mess was necessary, then Israel sure were lucky vis-à-vis 10/7, eh?

          Otherwise they’d’ve been stuck with peace.

          Cui bono?

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 12, 2024 at 8:49 pm #

            What peace. No peace before Oct 7 or after. Sure, they likely engineered Oct 7 events, to some degree anyhow. Just playing the game. It doesn’t outrage me. I find your outrage over this confusing.

          • OG January 12, 2024 at 8:56 pm #

            I am not outraged, Gus. I am disappointed that people are so fucking stupid.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 12, 2024 at 9:24 pm #

            Okay. Why did call them “corrupt stand-down orders” then, up there?

          • OG January 12, 2024 at 9:56 pm #

            I called them “corrupt stand-down orders” because they were stand-down orders that were corrupt.

            “I calls ’em as I sees ’em.” There is no outrage, on my part, whatsoever. It was simply a statement of fact.

            I am now far beyond outrage but, however and as indicated, I am very disappointed that my fellow human beings are so very fucking stupid.

            Like, for instance, people thinking that FBI grad, Vegas Turkey Shoot incident commander [whatever the flip that is!], Maui Police Chief/Coroner John Pelletier barricading thousands of Americans into gridlock while a raging inferno approached was just another uninvestigated screw up by our loveable, incompetent knuckleheads.

            Dumber than dirt, youse are. Sad but true.

        • TPTB-USA January 13, 2024 at 2:38 am #

          I would argue that your perspective is too focused, and a world perspective should be primary.

          Douglas Macgregor has discussed the current conflicts in detail in recent months, presenting various if/then scenarios on how things would/will likely play-out.

          How many shattered lives will be acceptable with a win for Israel? At some count, won’t the world say enough is enough?

          Macgregor, starting at the 24:24 minute mark, shares his perspective about the current ME situation, which is that at this point it is a no win for Israel and the West.

          Douglas Macgregor: Judge Napolitano – Judging Freedom 1/3/2024
          youtube.com/watch?v=vCkxPopDMus

          To me, his assessment seems prudent, and consideration should be given to such, prior to any conflict. Basically, is it acceptable to demand that other people put their dog in your fight? If the fight is restricted to two individuals, can there be war? If one group is oppressing another, can there be peace? Unless circumstances are fair for all, it will be fair for none, and any conflict needs to be viewed from that perspective.

          • Anthea January 13, 2024 at 2:56 am #

            @ TPTB-USA:

            In think Col. Macgregor is probably the best resource for evaluating this conflict. He analyzes it from the standpoint of military strategy and its likely follow-on effects on the world stage. So he takes a dispassionate view and looks for humane resolutions to these conflicts. A very impressive guy.

            One thing that he emphasized early-on is that Israel is shooting itself in the foot–even going so far as to say that the US should intervene to “save Israel from itself.” He cites previous cases where the US intervened when the Israelies got too aggressive for their own good, adding that our “leadership” in Washington currently lacks the will to restrain Israel.

            I don’t see how any of Israel’s actions make any long-term strategic sense, but it doesn’t look like there’s any long-term thinking going on.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 13, 2024 at 5:50 am #

            You think Israel should relocate, Anthea. Maybe so, but it’s really too late, from their perspective, I think. I believe their outlook is and will be: “This is our ship; we go down with it or stay afloat.” And, I think its at least an understandable position. It’s nearly an 100-year investment in that place now, and the world now has 8 billion people, not the 2B of 1945. There are no great geographical alternatives for them.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 13, 2024 at 6:29 am #

            I’ve always felt that forming Israel around Jerusalem was probably a mistake for them and maybe everyone. And, I hate the formation of a high-tech urban settlement where there was a much lower level of development before, because I’m a luddite and anti-tech, but I can still see the legitimacy of Israel’s position now. They’re in deep and no real way out. It’s foolish and even unfair to expect them to act much differently.

            What would MacGreggor say? If he thinks there are easy alternatives, he might be behind the times.

          • Anthea January 13, 2024 at 9:35 am #

            @ gustafson:

            I think you’re right in your assessment that the Israelis will (or have) decided that this is their hill to die on. The hatreds in that part of the world are incalculable–and almost inconceivable–to most of the West. I remember reading some Jewish newspaper back in the 80s, where there was an article about their troubled relations with their neighbors. The vitriol was off the charts. I mean it was so bad that my automatic reaction was to think, “There’s something really wrong with these people.”

            I doubt if the Israeli people realize that Uncle Sam no longer has their back. Surely Netanyahu does, but you never can tell. If you look at history, it seems that heads of state have a habit of making gross miscalculations and dumb-shit moves. Miscalculations about alliances are prominent among these.

            And not only is the US ineffectual, Israel’s actions have united the Arab world. As Alasdair McLeod pointed out in a recent article, Arab unity against Israel and its supporters is a new development, and “American action in the region has always had Arab backing from at least some of the major players. The days of America’s divide and rule policies in the Middle East are now over.”

            As far as Israel being “in deep, with no way out,” they put themselves in that fix, unnecessarily. I don’t know what motivated them to do so. (Gas fields off the coast of Gaza? Prospective beach-front property?) They could have just continued along as they have been–which would have saved them a lot of Israeli deaths. Makes you wonder if Netanyahu isn’t taking orders from someone who really wants that real estate. None of these heads of state are the boss of anything; they’re all following orders. And, most likely, Netanyahu’s boss doesn’t care any more about Israeli loss of life than Israelis care about Palestinian loss of life–nor, most likely, does Netanyahu’s boss care about the continued existence of the state of Israel. (Not that anyone else gives a shit either.)

            As far as moving elsewhere is concerned, I’d say that, no, it is unlikely that they’ll pick up and move, and establish a new Israeli state in Madagascar or somewhere in South America. But if I were an Israeli, I’d be looking for a new home, since, at some point, the search for a new home is likely to become involuntary.

          • Anthea January 13, 2024 at 12:31 pm #

            Frankly, I feel the same way about the US–that is, maybe it would be wise to get out of Dodge, though this is impractical for my family.

            I do think there are some possibilities for a peaceful secession of some kind, maybe a kind of de facto secession, in which various states disingage from the federal government by setting up their own monetary systems and asserting their states’ rights in other ways.

          • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

            Anthea: Apparently they have been buying large amounts of land In Patagonia. Perhaps to be near Antarctica and vast sources of oil beneath the ice? Access to the Hidden City? And of course, a refuge if things go very bad for them in Palestine.

            Despite once being refuges for Germans fleeing Zionist wrath, things are probably different now. In any case, they may not be strong enough stop them, especially if many palms are crossed with silver and gold.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 13, 2024 at 3:51 pm #

            @Anthea
            Yes, if I was Israeli, I would want to get out.

            By “In deep with no way out,” I actually meant Israel’s 100-year investment in their territory, but true applied to Gaza operations also.

            At least the U.S. is large. I have no urge to leave, given the options.

          • TPTB-USA January 13, 2024 at 10:38 pm #

            “What would MacGreggor say? If he thinks there are easy alternatives, he might be behind the times.” ~ gustafson.robert.22

            My read is that Macgregor’s conclusion is based on the assessment that if Israel is to stay, then Iran will have to be dealt with, and if Iran is attacked, then they will be backed by Russia and China, and a shower of 1,000 Hezbollah missiles will overwhelm the iron dome and flatten the 5 major cities in Israel.

          • TPTB-USA January 13, 2024 at 10:43 pm #

            “I don’t see how any of Israel’s actions make any long-term strategic sense, but it doesn’t look like there’s any long-term thinking going on.” ~ Anthea

            The only logical explanation I can come up with is that it is all just part of Netanyahu’s agenda.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 13, 2024 at 10:45 pm #

            @TPTB

            Is it fair and legitimate, or even realistic, do you think, to say to Israel now, “You should leave your territory behind and move to a different continent. You should not fight to defend your land longterm. You should abandon it.” ?

          • Anthea January 13, 2024 at 10:51 pm #

            @ gustafson:

            I don’t have much in the way of either ability or desire to go somewhere else. If I were looking for a desirable new location, though, I would find out where the Amish are going. Someone in some blog comment section mentioned that some Amish are going to southern Chile. On the other hand, a lot of them seem to be joining us in Missouri, too.

            @ Jarek:

            Having said all I just said about the difficulty of Israel’s situation, it makes you wonder…. Could it be that the real powers that be have decided that Israel’s usefulness to them is at an end? Maybe “they”–whoever “they” are–are simply done with Israel and prepared to let it be wiped off the map. Kind of looks like it.

            Also, Israel is a heavily vaccinated country–which seems to me to be a sign that “someone” has decided to dispose of them. It wouldn’t be the first time that the Zionists or Marxists, or whoever have throw the Jews under the bus.

            On the other hand, it could be that Netanyahu and his supporters are just dumb. That wouldn’t be a first either.

          • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 11:10 pm #

            Brezinksky is said to have been very angry with Israel, saying they had held back World Government for thirty years. That was decades ago. If anything more high level people are probably thinking the same way now.

            And yes, they were used as a model by Pfizer because they are high trust society with a high degree of compliant that goes with that. Perhaps not any more. That’s not the way you treat people you identify with. Their Elite don’t love them any more than ours do us.

          • TPTB-USA January 14, 2024 at 12:39 am #

            “Is it fair and legitimate, or even realistic, do you think, to say to Israel now, “You should leave your territory behind and move to a different continent. You should not fight to defend your land longterm. You should abandon it.” ?” ~ gustafson.robert.22:

            I am just an observer and tend to go with the best opinion.

            It is my read that Macgregor isn’t advising or telling Israel what to do, but he has pointed out a historical situation where a dominant power aided a smaller country and in the process lost. That which he is anticipating, is that the US military (and economy) is going to have an increasing number of (significant) problems on the home front, that there is little justification today for our foreign positions, and that the prudent course of action would be to concentrate on protecting the home front.

            Is it unrealistic to think that these foreign adventures could be setting US up for failure?

            Should we be subjected to the consequences of Netanyahu’s (unknown) agenda?

          • TPTB-USA January 14, 2024 at 12:57 am #

            I also suspect, that to some extent, Macgregor’s PR is jockeying for secretary of defense.

            That being said, I also think he is speaking his mind (without being influenced by donors, but possibly a bit of PR for gold (which given the current circumstances is completely justified)).

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 14, 2024 at 9:42 am #

            @TPTB Okay, yeah. This thread was originally about moral judgements of Israel’s Gaza actions, and not whether U.S. involvement is in U.S. self-interest (which it almost certainly isn’t, IMO).

          • TPTB-USA January 14, 2024 at 8:54 pm #

            Is the killing of a seven year old boy’s innocent mother with an air strike any less moral than Israel’s moral high ground?

            How about if the target of that air strike was that seven year old boy 40 years ago?

            How many generations should we look back to determine who has the moral high ground?

            What if Israel allowed the 10/7/2023 Hamas attack, then who has the moral high ground? And, if this is the case, should Israel expect the US to put it’s dog in their fight? If Israel had to go it alone, would they have taken the same course of action?

            If two individuals are allowed to settle their differences, then we can discuss morality.

  26. Roundball Shaman January 12, 2024 at 2:34 pm #

    “… the actual reason that Ray Epps got the VIP powder puff treatment: It was to give half of America a poke in the eye with a sharp stick… a thunderous fuck you… we can do anything we want to you and you can’t do anything about it…”

    Remember these words each and every time ‘They’ tell you about how ‘free’ you are… that ‘you vote counts!’… when menacing jets fly in tight and loud formation over the stadium at a football game… when you are shamed into thinking you must always say, ‘Thank You For Your Service!’… (service? To WHAT? OF What?)… when you are filling out your tax forms to come face-to-face with how much They are skimming off of your efforts for the year… when you are told you must stay in Lockdown because… well, just because THEY SAID SO… when you are told to cheerfully be injected with something that will promptly put your carcass in a box six feet below ground level… when you are told you have no parental rights because your children belong to the State… and countless other ways that They always gleefully tell you, ‘EFF YOU, AMERICA!’.

    Sure, They may only be waiving Their middle fingers at half of Americans today… but the other half better not get too comfortable and sassy. ‘They’ have plans for you that you’re not going to like when the time comes that your time as Useful Idiots is over and you are no longer of use to Them.

    There’s… The People who are being told ‘Eff You!’. There are the People who think they are part of the ‘In Crowd’ but really aren’t. And then there are the tiny group of malformed inhumans who rule like demented faux gods possessing grotesquely large and extended stinky middle fingers to the rest of all Creation.

    ‘We Need to Protect Freedom and Democracy!’. Well, that sounds nice but shouldn’t one first actually HAVE Freedom and Democracy to protect? Or is that putting the horse behind the cart… or the cart behind the horse… or two carts with no horse at all… or does any of this even matter when ‘They’ claim ownership of both the horse and cart in the first place?

    “Chalk up a ‘W’ for the blob.”

    It’s easy for the Blob to claim victory when They own the Game… and make the Rules… and control the Referees. Makes it damn hard to lose when you’ve got all that going for you.

    “… whether Special Counsel Jack Smith might ever actually bring an official federal ‘insurrection’ charge against Mr. Trump…”

    Very soon (if not already)… if you do not fully conform to all dictates and orders from The State… you will all be branded as ‘Insurrectionists!’. Half of America is already being considered as such. Much of the other half is slated for such defining.

    And thus ends the once-great quest for true freedom and self-rule and government of, by, and for, The People.

    And into it’s place is government of, by, and for… government!. Can I get a Hallelujah? And just for one moment, can you get that damned smelly engorged finger out of my face?!

  27. anmariwakaranai January 12, 2024 at 2:48 pm #

    Just looking at the fuggly mugg on Epps gives me the willies.

    March 6, 1902
    Jesus is stripped of every principality, of every regime, of every sovereignty.

    This morning my adorable Jesus, on coming, made Himself seen all naked, as though trying to cover Himself in my interior, telling me: “My daughter, they have stripped Me of every principality, of every regime, of every sovereignty, and in order to reacquire these rights of Mine over creatures, it is necessary that I strip them and almost destroy them. Through this they will recognize that where God is not present as principle, as regime and as sovereign, everything leads to their own destruction, and therefore to the fount of all evils.” JC to louise Piccarretta.

    2 years from now we enter the era of peace folks.
    The terror, AC, and purification of the world ensues.
    Food, water, prayer, stat!

    Be love beotches. 😉

  28. Jarek January 12, 2024 at 3:28 pm #

    Paula is for the Houthis and against the United AND against the Palestinians and for Israel. Make sense? No. But as a woman, it doesn’t have to. They hold themselves to a very low standard of logic and coherence.

    • GreenAlba January 12, 2024 at 4:21 pm #

      “But as a woman, it doesn’t have to.”

      The dangling participle is an offence against logic and coherence.

      ‘It’ is the subject of your sentence. ‘It’ is not a woman, ‘it’ is a assertion of someone’s position.

      It’s not asking much, really.

      And yes, I know what your answer is going to be. There are never any surprises.

      • GreenAlba January 12, 2024 at 4:27 pm #

        I am also aware of the typo in my own post.

        I don’t normally comment on people’s grammar, but when someone criticises someone else’s logic and coherence and produces a sentence so beyond garbage that it brings tears to a literate person’s eyes (desperation or laughter), it sometimes can’t be helped.

      • OG January 12, 2024 at 9:18 pm #

        Syntax aside, many women do indeed “hold themselves to a very low standard of logic and coherence.” Of that, there is no doubt.

        • GreenAlba January 12, 2024 at 10:09 pm #

          Thank goodness they can manage to read recipes for fruit pies, so that they can get enough toxic sugar into their nearest and dearest.

          Not to mention that many men also hold themselves to a very low standard of logic and coherence.

          Huge numbers of them spent 2 years wearing masks out of a box which said on the side that they didn’t filter respiratory viruses.

          • OG January 12, 2024 at 10:16 pm #

            That’s just a red herring. We were discussing women.

            ***
            Note: Good women have made more than enough fruit pies to forego reading a recipe when making yet another (with love).

          • GreenAlba January 12, 2024 at 10:20 pm #

            With love and toxic sugar.

          • GreenAlba January 12, 2024 at 10:21 pm #

            Noted that if one is ‘discussing women’, no-one may discuss men.

          • GreenAlba January 12, 2024 at 10:22 pm #

            I probably shouldn’t mention that you probably meant ‘forgo’, not ‘forego’, which means something else entirely.

          • OG January 12, 2024 at 10:34 pm #

            You, of course, “may” but a red herring in a red herring.

            “Forego” or “forgo.” I guess that I’ll just dangle my participles and let the chips fall were they may.

          • Jarek January 12, 2024 at 10:38 pm #

            So does being for Israel and against the United States make any sense? Or being for the Houthis but against the Palestinians? Since they’re allies just like the United States and Israel are?

            Logic is a bigger world than grammar and spelling. I know it’s scary…..

          • OG January 12, 2024 at 11:08 pm #

            According to Merriam-Webster I did use “forego” correctly:

            Although forego and forgo have distinct meanings—forego meaning “to go before” and forgo meaning “to do without”—it is not uncommon to find forego in place of forgo. Most standard dictionaries find such use acceptable, so feel free to express that you “will forego dessert” or “will forgo it,” with the only caveat that you will have to explain why you would do such a thing.

            The lesson here is that forego implies something comes before something else as well as doing without something; however, forgo only means “to do without.” In other words, if you “forego” or “forgo” dessert, you might not be satiated; if dessert “foregoes” dinner, you might be too full for dinner.

            merriam-webster.com/grammar/usage-of-forego-vs-forgo#:~:text=The%20lesson%20here%20is%20that,be%20too%20full%20for%20dinner.

            ***
            That sucks, eh? You were wrong both materially and technically. Tough day.

          • GreenAlba January 13, 2024 at 7:21 am #

            “Logic is a bigger world than grammar and spelling. I know it’s scary…..”

            “And yes, I know what your answer is going to be. There are never any surprises.”

            Thank you.

            It’s not scary at all, of course. It’s obvious.

          • GreenAlba January 13, 2024 at 7:51 am #

            “That sucks, eh? You were wrong both materially and technically. Tough day.”

            I stand corrected. No, it doesn’t suck at all and it hasn’t been a tough day. Thank you for your concern.

          • GreenAlba January 13, 2024 at 7:57 am #

            Corrected on the evolved meaning of ‘forego’, that is, not as regards the modern, secular state of Israel in bibilical prophecy.

          • GreenAlba January 13, 2024 at 7:58 am #

            *biblical*

          • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 2:02 pm #

            It’s obvious that Paula is confused. And it’s obvious you are supporting her not out of logic, but out of loyalty to the sisterhood.

          • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 2:05 pm #

            Or you said what you said out of, or for ego.

          • GreenAlba January 13, 2024 at 3:20 pm #

            I didn’t support Paula – I criticised you. Two different things. Paula is a big girl and can deal with your criticisms of her herself.

            Stop being so butt hurt. And don’t tell other people why they say things, because you don’t know.

          • Paula D January 13, 2024 at 3:28 pm #

            I don’t know, Alba. I’m no Q, but standing up for proper grammar and pointing out errors is a good thing to do, imo.

            So by Jarek’s superior male logic, if I support your correction of his syntax, that means that you are supporting me.

            Who are we to argue with superior male logic and coherence?

            Thanks for your support, female comrade.

          • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 11:12 pm #

            Neither ditz wants to engage with my argument. Probably because they can’t.

          • GreenAlba January 14, 2024 at 7:22 am #

            You don’t merit engagement, while you talk the way you do.

        • Anthea January 13, 2024 at 3:12 am #

          @ OG:

          Oh, I don’t know about that. If you look at the people posting here, I’d say that there are some men here who “hold themsleves to a very low standard of logic and coherence.” There are also a couple of female airheads (who shall remain nameless) and also one of our esteemed male contributors who is a pathological liar.

          You guys have said really nutso things from time to time. Admittedly, there have been some very odd posts from the distaff side here, some of which gives the impression of drunk-posting.

          Frankly, you yourself have not exactly held yourself to a very high standard of logic and coherence–though maybe your previous incarnation on here is still too vivid in my memory.

  29. Paula D January 12, 2024 at 4:47 pm #

    Our resident Fox News slurpers are not only revving up their war fever, as instructed, they are outraged that I refuse to go along with them.

    “Why do I support the ragheads?” demands John.

    I don’t. I know very little about Iran. I just refuse to Hate On Command.

    If my owners tell me to hate someone, I automatically refuse, and it has stood me well over the years. Much better than those mindless slurpers who are so easily riled up to kill people they don’t even know.

    I hate propaganda, and I hate hypocrisy, and I don’t like being told to hate people, instead of propaganda and hypocrisy.

    That is why I refuse to hate Trump, and also RFK, Jr.
    That is why I refuse to hate Russia, and also Iran.

    I am consistent that way.

    Today MoA is also discussing the US/UK attack on Yemen.

    Someone else who hates propaganda posted a pro-Iran travel video, so I started to watch it.
    It actually blew my mind. I thought that Iran’s women had to wear the hijab. (Some propaganda I still fall for.)

    Anyway, for anyone who wants to see for themselves.

    .youtube.com/watch?v=Dey8ArtNCpM

    • GreenAlba January 12, 2024 at 5:06 pm #

      Talking of ‘towel heads’, I mentioned on here a few years ago that my husband worked in Iraq (in a hospital) for a while, during the Iran-Iraq war. He really liked the people, which Is why he wanted us to visit Syria in 2007. They were educated, cultured, refined and living in the cradle of civilisation, aware of their history (there are educated and uneducated people everywhere – Saddam, for all his faults, was determined everyone should have access to health and education).

      After Iraq, he went to work in the arse end of Saskatchewan. I think the place was called Rabbit Lake, or something like that. He met people there who thought Iraq was in the African jungle. The culture shock was, well … shocking.

      • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:23 pm #

        In the words of my former car pooper from Pakistan,

        “The Muslims of the Middle East do not hate Americans, they hate the American government.

        Does anyone really think the repressive POS government we have today reflects the People of America? Only in ignorance.

        Back in those days, people from the US would return from Iran exclaiming how much Iranians loved Americans.

        • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:59 pm #

          Pooper = Pooler

          • tucsonspur January 13, 2024 at 4:11 am #

            Ha, ha, that’s a good one, car pooper from Pakistan!

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 13, 2024 at 5:58 am #

            There once was a pooper from Paki
            Whose motorvehicle decorum was wacky.
            He’d squat in the back,
            Unload last nights snack
            On commute, and the seat would get tacky.

          • Blackbird January 13, 2024 at 5:51 pm #

            Thanks for the correction JAZ.

            Paki car pooper made me think of the state of public restrooms (especially gas stations) in Qatar.

            Use you imagination – you’ll get it right.

      • elysianfield January 13, 2024 at 12:33 am #

        “After Iraq, he went to work in the arse end of Saskatchewan. I think the place was called Rabbit Lake, or something like that. He met people…”

        Alba,
        Hmmm…were any of them…anarchists? And on another note, if a duck is merely a Loon, why can’t a rabbit be a goddamned hare?

        • GreenAlba January 13, 2024 at 12:38 pm #

          I don’t think they were much into political philosophy at all, EF. 🙂

        • Blackbird January 13, 2024 at 3:57 pm #

          Some people just don’t want to learn. Or is it a cry for help?

          ely, you know that a duck is not a loon, and conversely, that a loon is not a duck.

          And even if the two were interchangeable, it is an error of logic (not that I can see that any was used…) to then assume that a rabbit can be a hare.

          You (if you live where I think you do) may have both rabbitsm- eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) and New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) – and the snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus). The rabbits are small, fluffy and cute. The hares are a little bigger, have slightly longer ears, and turn white in the winter.

          I’d suggest either buying A Field Guide to the Mammals (Peterson Field Guide Series – don’t waste your money on any other field guide), or catching one and keeping it alive through the winter.

          On the other hand, if you lack patience or animal husbandry skills, next time someones pawns a good microscope – as well as the requisite microscopy skills – collect a cell sample, dig out the nucleus, and count the chromosomes. Hares have 48 chromosomes and rabbits have 44.

          I hope (but not too much…) that you’ve learned the value of taxonomy, ely. Don’t make me break out my slide rule…

          • Blackbird January 13, 2024 at 3:58 pm #

            Oops…

          • Blackbird January 13, 2024 at 4:04 pm #

            And I guess while I’m at it – though I’ve never before had the temerity to correct our host – unless you plan to eat the spiders, it is only venomous spiders – not poisonous ones – that need to be treated with caution.

            (Am I being possessed by the ghost of Q Shtik? Maybe it’s time to find a good exorcist.)

          • GreenAlba January 13, 2024 at 5:58 pm #

            Haha – fascinating post, Blackbird.

            Rabbits are everywhere here, hares somewhat harder to spot and rarer, although I was privileged to see some white ones in the Southern Uplands one time years ago, just after seeing some feral goats in the same area (quite surreal they were, the Billy Goats Gruff, up in the Scottish mists).

          • Anthea January 13, 2024 at 6:05 pm #

            @ Blackbird:

            There are few things as heartwarming as binomial nomenclature, so I’m glad you decided to introduce this into the conversation.

            I prefer botanical names, myself. I have been trying for years to figure out some way to work Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea nana into a conversation.

          • elysianfield January 13, 2024 at 6:26 pm #

            Bird,
            With you I have no argument. I fall back on literary license as my defense of the memes. They should be judged as they are applied…superficially.

            Did you know that France symbolizes as a chicken?

          • GreenAlba January 13, 2024 at 6:38 pm #

            A cockerel, to be precise, EF. Le coq gaullois.

          • Blackbird January 13, 2024 at 8:27 pm #

            Alba, I’m glad you can tell the difference between rabbits and hares. Most folks can’t – and don’t care (sigh…).

            I once ran into a rather gruff billy goat after becoming lost in a large (~9 square mile) woods at night. After a couple hours of wandering, I came across the trail that eventually turns into the road that my folks’ house was on. Suddenly there came a crashing through the brush, and a big goat charged at me, rearing up on his hind legs as he came to a stop not a yard in front of me. Couldn’t help but think of Baphomet (who I knew as “Satan” at the time). Yup, surreal.

            Ant, binomial nomenclature, mmm, yumm… I use it here whenever the opportunity presents itself, largely i homage to our host’s entertaining, yet sadly over-looked classic, An Embarrassment of Riches.

            In 1803, a natural philosopher and his nephew are sent into the trans-Appalachian wilderness in search of the giant sloth (Megatherium americanum) by President Jefferson. Mr. K . captures the spirit and tone of the time better than just about any other work of fiction set in that era – and that includes the excellent Burr by Gore Vidal. Every reader of this blog should buy that book – especially if you are intrigued by the early federal period of US history, as I am.

            Glad to give you an opening to “work Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea nana into a conversation”.

            ely, oh ely, what shall we do with you?

            I understand that a cockerel is also a symbol of Portugal. Something to do with Jesus…

          • elysianfield January 14, 2024 at 12:02 pm #

            ” Le coq gaullois.”

            Alba,
            …Still tastes like chicken I would guess..

            …Singing “cockerels, and mussels, alive, alive oh!”

          • GreenAlba January 14, 2024 at 3:03 pm #

            Haha.

            youtube.com/watch?v=3ouqhCtIh2g

            The late Sinead, with Molly Malone and the cockerels. 🙂

            Molly ‘died of the fever and no-one could save her’. Syphilis or something similar, one presumes, since her wheelbarrow was only for her day job. Allegedly.

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:18 pm #

      The Ayatollahs of Iran are holding the lid down with heavy handed ness as a large group of secular Iranians want no part of Islamic domination. Us policy was aimed at these folks for a while, but that has just petered out. Once in a while, demonstrations occur which are put down quickly and are under reported.

      I would never have used the word hate twenty years ago, then Obama-Biden happened to attempt to tear down the country. I cannot and will not ever condone the damage these assholes have done.

      Ironically, I do not hate the Russians or the Chinese, or Arabs either. I do hate what the US has done over the last sixty years that has put the world at odds with us.

      The Deep State is evil, period. I hate evil.

    • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 2:10 pm #

      Some people tell you to hate Israel. But you don’t.
      Some people tell you to hate the Palis and you do. – at least to the extent of not caring about their mass slaughter.

      Don’t fob of your choices on other people. Explain why you support Israel against the Palestinians. Act like a man (in the good sense) and not a female deceiver and moral coward.

  30. GreenAlba January 12, 2024 at 6:58 pm #

    Gonzalo Lira appears to have been tortured and murdered in a Ukrainian prison.

    markcrispinmiller.substack.com/p/gonzalo-lira-murdered

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    • Qwibqwib January 13, 2024 at 6:53 am #

      It’s a shame. He was a good man calling out the evil in high places. Gonzalo gave us a candid look into the machinations of the blob. His predictions and theories about the war in Ukraine have all come true. He was already missed before this news. I hope that somehow there is a miracle and he re-appears in Hungary or Europe. Via con Dios Compadre…

    • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 2:14 pm #

      Yes, sad. Islander hated him because he smoked. Night Owl thought he was sketchy. I could see his impurities, but I also saw his love of truth and his burning outrage against the Zelensky regime.

      His analogy of what we would do if China started arming Latin America with Chinese weapon systems, one country after another, working up the “panhandle” of Latin America is the best analogy out there as to the situation we put Russia in. Once the Chinese started moving into Mexico, we would say no, no, and fuck no.

      • Night Owl January 13, 2024 at 7:54 pm #

        He was sketchy. He was an internet dating coach before his Ukraine adventures.

        That aside, he was still murdered by Zelensky’s regime of transvestite Neo-Nazi gangsters, ofc, and Joseph Bidet has yet more blood on his hands.

        • GreenAlba January 13, 2024 at 8:26 pm #

          I agree that he was ‘sketchy’ in terms of his PUA activities, pre-Ukraine.

        • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 11:17 pm #

          He was an early men’s right advocate. No nobler cause exists.

          Mourners at your funeral will say to each other, A good man after his fashion, but he didn’t love Gonzalo. And how good could he have been?

          • Night Owl January 14, 2024 at 3:52 pm #

            “Men’s rights advocate”

            The ladies are stealing my rights. Help me!

            I cannot recall when I last read anything so limp-wristed.

          • Jarek January 14, 2024 at 4:58 pm #

            You are blind to the havoc women have caused – you love them too much and in the wrong way. You loved the Rad Fem hater, Mary, until she turned against you. But you never bothered to call out her overt hatred of men.

            It’s all just personal with you, a Narcissist.

          • Night Owl January 15, 2024 at 8:50 am #

            Ah, Jarek. The world is far more complex than that.

            GA and I went at it plenty at the start, too, but she showed who she was over the long term.

            Decent people are decent. Some people are also decent but are not in a good place.

            The world is complex. And I suspect it is even harder to deal with when you believe the ladies have emasculated you.

    • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 2:16 pm #

      Say a prayer for Coach Red Pill.

    • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth January 14, 2024 at 10:40 pm #

      Truly sad to hear of Lira’s death at the hands of Zelensky’s regime. Reporting on the lack of success of Ukraine’s troops didn’t get hom on the hit list, but when he revealed the entire corruption of Zelensky and Biden he was wanted for the high crime of telling the truth.

      2 Navy Seals lost at sea in a night mission off the coast of Somalia. More wasted American lives.

  31. TPTB-USA January 12, 2024 at 7:51 pm #

    “… we can do anything we want to you and you can’t do anything about it.” ~ JHK

    “Joe Biden” has been an affront to half the citizens of the US ever since he uttered ‘we’re back’ at his group G-7 summit; but, back then, just like the early days of COVID, few understood what he and his cohorts were up to because they were just starting to introduce their agenda to the population of the world.

    Fast forward to today, “Joe Biden’s” rotten agenda is past the bloom, and the antics of many of the scoundrels is on full display. Although many professionals aren’t willing to entertain the notion that the “Joe Biden” agenda is part of an international coup, some of his supporters have come to realize that his agenda is detrimental to the profession which they have served for a lifetime, and tarnishing that profession in the eyes of the population will tarnish them as well.

    Bill Ackman and others join university donor revolt, Ken Langone calling “nonsense” on “Joe Biden’s” managing of the economy, Ford dealers drop out of EV program, and on and on, while professionals like Yale Doctor Harvey Risch, American attorney and legal analyst Jonathan Turley, law enforcement personnel, and others have been respectfully citing the problems and nonsense for several years. The contrast between the conduct of these individuals and groups, and individuals such as Arthur Engoron, Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, Jamin Ben Raskin, Hunter Biden, Robert Mueller, Merrick Brian Garland, Anthony Stephen Fauci, etc., etc., etc. is stark.

    I think we have come to the point where many professionals have had their fill of “Joe Biden” and are ready to pull the plug.

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:24 pm #

      And yes, hate comes to mind.

      Civil war needs hate and lots of it.

      • OG January 12, 2024 at 11:32 pm #

        Iran wants Paula D dead, JAZ? Are you sure? How could you possibly know what Iran wants?

        • JohnAZ January 13, 2024 at 12:02 am #

          WTF are you even talking about, OG, sometimes you pull stuff out where from I do not know.

          • JohnAZ January 13, 2024 at 12:04 am #

            Most of my disgust is within this country.

            BTW, just saw that Trudeau may be dropping a wealth tax on you in Canada?

            Welcome to Californication.

      • TPTB-USA January 13, 2024 at 12:41 am #

        I am thinking of a peaceful revolution, like the Gay treatment.

        Next up, those in the legal profession condemning the nonsense and misconduct of the likes of Arthur Engoron, Fani Willis, the 51 intelligence experts, and Denver.

        • JohnAZ January 13, 2024 at 5:28 pm #

          I was actually pleased to find out that Willis’ significant other was male!

  32. OG January 12, 2024 at 10:30 pm #

    @GA:

    Zechariah 14

    1 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

    2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

    3 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

    4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

    5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.

    6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:

    7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.

    8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

    9 And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.

    10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses.

    11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.

    12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

    13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the Lord shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.

    14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.

    15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.

    16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

    17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

    18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

    19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

    20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, Holiness Unto The Lord; and the pots in the Lord’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar.

    21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts.

    [KJV]

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2024 at 11:58 pm #

      OG

      For every forecast Like you have written here, there is a forecast in the Quran telling Muslims that they will remain supreme when Allah’s Day comes.

      Reading the introduction to Zechariah, He was a prophet around 520 BC, who counseled the Hebrews who had just returned from exile to be really close to God as He was still pretty pissed at them. God did not approve of the way the Hebrews were handled in exile and was going to punish the lands that did so. 14 is part of a prediction of the advent of the Messiah and the coming of the Lord. Anyone messing with the Lord’s folks were going to pay the price.

      Change 1. Jesus was rejected as Messiah by much of the inhabitants of Palestine in His day. His prophecy doomed Israel and in 70 AD, it came to pass. Diaspora, the ultimate exile. The Abrahamic lineage of Judaism was basically destroyed and the power of Christianity passed to Europe and Rome. Now ,this passage and others Associated with Revelation show a day is coming where the followers of the Lord, not necessarily just Jews, would come to Jerusalem to celebrate the Lord our God, and woe be to any nation that tries to mess with that plan.

      I do not plan to mess with Jerusalem anytime soon. I will not see this day happen, probably, and I would not want to.

      • OG January 13, 2024 at 1:39 pm #

        May you enjoy good health through what comes next, JAZ. May you witness His return. Amen.

    • gustafson.robert.22 January 13, 2024 at 7:12 am #

      “Got my Bible and my Seagram’s and a microphone…”
      (Where it’s at!)

      -Beck lyrics (tip of hat to Kesa Ann)

      • OG January 13, 2024 at 1:46 pm #

        I’m not preaching, Gus. I posted Zech. 14 in response to GA and our discussion on how the entire earth turning against Israel now fits into End Times prophecy.

        ***
        I miss Kesa. I hope that she’s ok.

        I also miss Q and his Grade 9 English teacher nit-picking. Nits need be picked and Q was the best at it. I hope that he’s ok.

    • Anthea January 13, 2024 at 8:05 am #

      @ OG:

      There is of course always quite a bit of difficulty, when it comes to interpreting prophecy, and it’s pretty easy to be led astray about it.

      Anyway, here Zecchariah prophesies that, after a great defeat, God will intervene, splitting the Mount of Olives in half and thus creating a huge valley. Then the Israelites will flee into this valley. Mountains will be levelled and low-lying areas will be lifted up. (Sounds like earthquake activity.) After this, it is said that God will rule over the whole shebang, and the Israelites will dwell safely in Jerusalem. It doesn’t tell how this will come about subsequent to the aforesaid defeat.

      Following this, all the nations will be striken with plagues and fight against each other. The outcome of all these events, according to Zecchariah, is that Jerusalem will rule over the surrounding nations and exact tribute from them.

      The trouble with this prophecy–at least from the standpoint of Christian eschatology–is that it is purely political in nature. I.e., Zecchariah is prophesying Israel/Jerusalem’s rise to statist imperialist hegemony. What we really have here is a conception of God as a statist/imperialist God of war and conquest.

      Now, as you know, the New Testament states pretty clearly that the political rulership of the earth is conferred by Satan. Common observation should tell you that anyway. I mean (duh), earthly rulers are quite literally monsters. Nock pointed out that the state is by nature an antisocial institution, originating in conquest and confiscation, and having no other purpose than the continual exploitation of the conquered people. Of course it is Satanic in nature, and its minions are Satanic minions. This is obvious.

      Hence, I think we can say without exaggeration that Zecchariah’s God is Satan.

      So I wouldn’t set much store by this prophesy, in terms of the End Times or anything to do with actual religion. Its whole premise is Satanic. And it’s also worth noting that Satan is a liar, so the narrative is not to be trusted; it is either not true, or does not mean what you think it means.

      • OG January 13, 2024 at 1:54 pm #

        Interesting. I had never previously heard of the theory that Satan got books into the Bible.

        I do not view Zech. that way at all. I believe that this earthquake activity will indeed happen and that every word in the Bible will be fulfilled.

        • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 2:34 pm #

          Catholic Prophecy states that Israel will triumph for a time. The Antichrist (almost all of the Fathers say he will be a Jew) will lead Israel to the heights of global prominence. The Temple will be rebuilt and he will sit in it and in the Vatican. He will be a great Man of both Peace and War. The Dome of the Rock will remain and he will demand that the two sides get along. The Big Tent. Room for all false believers of all religions.

          Some of the Jews won’t like it and He will turn on Israel with fury. The beginning of the end? Or the end of the beginning?

          There is a Plan on the books whereby the Temple is rebuilt without tearing down the Mosque known as “Dome of the Rock”.

        • Anthea January 13, 2024 at 6:31 pm #

          @ OG:

          If you can be somewhat detached in your reading of the Old Testament, one thing you’ll notice is that there’s quite a bit of nationalistic and war propaganda in there. It’s also fairly obvious that the God of the Old Testament was a God of war, statism, and imperialism. In fact, I think that perhaps the biggest problem the Jews had with Jesus was that he did not fit the bill. They were expecting the messiah to be a secular ruler, a kind of emperor-God, along the lines of some of the Roman emperors who were declared to be gods.

          There are hints in the Old Testament of a little more elevated and (frankly) less pagan and primitive view of God. You see it in the Psalms of David, in the Book of Job (“I know that my redeemer liveth”), and in the Book of Hosea (“And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali, for I will remove the names of the Baals out of her mouth and she shall no more remember them.”).

          I find Hosea touching because a friend of a friend of mine had a little girl named Ruhama, which is the word used in Hosea for sympathy, pity, or compassion.

          • Anthea January 13, 2024 at 8:19 pm #

            Actually, I think there’s kind of a tension in the Old Testament between these opposite conceptions of God, which, when you come right down to it, are the Christian concept of God versus the old tribal war God. Is God the creator, the lamb slain from the foundation of the world who gives his life to the creation in the act of creation, the Lord the giver of life? Or is he the God of temporal might, and of temporal conquest? Is the coming of the Messiah the restored manifestation of life and goodness in the world, or is he an all-powerful temporal ruler? The Old Testament seems to want to have it both ways. They’ve got two strings to their bow, so to speak.

            While I could probably stand to re-read the Old Testament (or read quite a bit of both the Old and New Testaments for the first time), I have the distinct impression that at least some of the Old Testament prophets were quite a bit more like shrewd politicians who were seeking to promote their vision of the early Jewish nation’s formation, or sometimes just seeking to get their guy on the throne. They were kind of like the ancient version of our media celebrities, pundits, and newscasters: spin-masters (though maybe more well intentioned). I certainly have that impression of Zecchariah.

            Some of the Old Testament should be read as the political history of opposing factions, and of nationalist propaganda.

          • OG January 14, 2024 at 12:37 am #

            Do you believe in God? If yes, then why do you think that He let Satan and shrewd politicians write in His Bible? If no, then we have no common-ground to properly evaluate why the Old Testament is war and the New Testament is peace.

          • Anthea January 14, 2024 at 8:12 am #

            @ OG:

            While I can’t really claim to know anything about it, well, there it is, as a matter of objective fact. There are many examples in the Bible of actions that you can’t really condone. E.g., just because David figured out a way to off Uriah so he could marry Bathsheba, this does not mean that this story is in the Bible for our emulation.

            In the case of conflicting concepts of God and the Messiah, perhaps it is intended to be illustrative. I think you could also see the Old Testament conceptualization of God as evolving from a tribal war god into a more spiritual conception of God. When you get that far back in history, I’m not sure there was any other kind of god than a tribal war god (along with fertility goddesses in more agricultural societies).

          • OG January 14, 2024 at 1:30 pm #

            You never answered my question.

            You speak as if God does not exist and that the Bible is merely the work of men.

            I, on the other hand, do believe in God and that Satan and shrewd politicians did not write His word.

          • Paula D January 14, 2024 at 7:44 pm #

            I usually stay out of these scriptural arguments, but I ran across a comment on MoA that I thought might be interesting here.

            “Aware at various levels of cultural devolution in the empire he had recently seized, Constantine fathered the Great Historical Double-Cross. Corrupted Rome was losing prestige…and colonial territory…new sources of gold to pay off the Legions were no longer available. He needed a gimmick. So he edited, published, redacted and interpolated a highly selective set of Scriptures. That iteration came to be named the “Holy” Bible. The scriptures which were banned included all the spiritual elements found amongst the original Jesusites as well as the Gnostics…most particularly the spirituality encompassed within the Gospel of Thomas.

            Second strike by the Emperor was his transference of his title as Pontifex Maximus to the then rather obscure Bishop of Rome. Thus, was established that Great Historical Double-Cross. No longer were imperial subjects mere slaves and serfs to the monolithic and tyrannical state. Now that power was to be shared with “Holy Mother Church”, through which the imperial mind control accelerated and relocated. With the Hellenistic wisdom schools and libraries demolished and the “heretics” murdered, the mass of the population rapidly devolved into illiteracy…as that liberative element was dissolved, as the Dark Ages emerged and the previously spiritually infused European tribes became deracinated and mentally enslaved.”

  33. tucsonspur January 13, 2024 at 4:43 am #

    Thanks for the info, Jim.

    “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion”.

    “Written laws are like spiders’ webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them.” Anacharsis

    Relevant to Jan. 6th:

    ‘I said my, my, like the spider to the fly
    Jump right ahead in my web…’ RS

    Traps set by traitors; webs spun by stealth.

  34. OG January 13, 2024 at 1:16 pm #

    JohnAZ [in response to Paula D]
    January 12, 2024 at 1:59 pm #
    Why do you seem to support those bloodthirsty ragheads. Do you always support people that want you dead?

    OG
    January 12, 2024 at 11:32 pm #
    Iran wants Paula D dead, JAZ? Are you sure? How could you possibly know what Iran wants?

    JohnAZ
    January 13, 2024 at 12:02 am #
    WTF are you even talking about, OG, sometimes you pull stuff out where from I do not know.

    ***
    It always annoyed when people argued against me by telling me my thoughts and motives. They were almost always wrong and were undoubtedly malicious vis-à-vis my actual thoughts and motives.

    It always happened in my personal life but people generally stayed clear of presenting such arguments in politics lest they look like a moron claiming to know others’ thoughts and motives.

    Then 9/11. President Bush (the Lesser) started telling us Al Qaida’s thoughts and motives. To my recollection, that opened the floodgates and it is been almost a quarter century of this bull shit ever since.

    You don’t know Iran’s thoughts and motives and you look foolish claiming that you do. You’re better than that, JAZ. We all know that.

    • stelmosfire January 13, 2024 at 1:44 pm #

      Hey,OG, How’s the weather up there? BRRRRRRRR!!!!!!

      • OG January 13, 2024 at 1:58 pm #

        It is horrific, thanks for asking. This morning was -33C with a wind chill of -53C!

        FYI – that is a wind chill of -63.4F!

        • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 2:36 pm #

          Who can stand against His cold?

          • elysianfield January 13, 2024 at 11:25 pm #

            Jarek,
            Yes, and who can sing His praises without a tongue?

        • Blackbird January 13, 2024 at 5:28 pm #

          OG, you should copy a page from my playbook: “I don’t fuck with the weather, and the weather doesn’t fuck with me.”

          My area was forecast to get up to a foot of snow – and some rain – followed by high winds. A sure recipe for downed lines and power outages.

          So I parked my lawnmower in front of the generator shed. (Generator battery is dead, won’t take a charge.) I would never have gotten the lawnmower to the shed once it snowed. Now I won’t get it back into the garage until the snow melts.

          Lost internet last night, then used up all my cell phone data by using my cell phone as a hot spot. Got everything done I needed to do just before I lost all internet connectivity.

          Only took 3 hours to shovel the driveway, and part of the road, today. Internet back up. So far, no wind. Electricity still on.

          Same with hurricanes. I’m wasn’t home: electricity out for a week or two – until I get home (e.g., Hurricane Frances, Sept. 2004). I ride out the storm: no electricity for 3 days at the most (Hurricane Jeanne, Sept. 2004, Hurricane Wilma, Oct. 2005). One of my neighbors told me I needed to stay home during hurricanes.

          The Weather
          He (It) was (is) a friend of mine

          • Blackbird January 13, 2024 at 6:11 pm #

            Update: electricity is out for everyone north of me on my dead-end road.

            Have I mentioned how awesome Weather is? Weather, you’re the coolest!

            Frozen here on the ladder to my satellite dish…

            Don’t let the electricity go out on me…

    • JohnAZ January 13, 2024 at 2:58 pm #

      Okay, how about if I say, That want us dead? The statement wasn’t meant to address Paula alone.

      I have explored the Quran and Iran is totally into the radical aspects of that book. They are true believers that their goal is the conversion of the world to Islam. Their funding of all these radical groups, Shia or Sunni is documented.

      So yeah, I think I can guess what they are thinking and planning. So far, up to a couple of missiles in Yemen, they were winning too. Only Israel is fighting back against these radicals . Even many of the people of Iran do not like what they are doing, as the occasional demonstrations show.

      You seem to be a Muslim sympathizer, I think contrary to Jarek’s belief that the Anti-Christ will be a Muslim, not a Jew. Islam is not a religion of piece, that is why it generates so many fighters, to get their virgins in paradise, I expect.

      • OG January 13, 2024 at 3:43 pm #

        The Lord works in mysterious ways.

      • Anthea January 13, 2024 at 8:31 pm #

        I’m not familiar with any Catholic prophecy that specifies that the Anti-Christ will be a Jew–or a Muslim either, for that matter. Jarek needs to cite his sources.

        • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 11:19 pm #

          See the Fr Vince Miceli’s book, “The Antichrist”. He quotes many Fathers.

          • Blackbird January 14, 2024 at 9:49 am #

            Ted Kennedy is the Antichrist. I saw it in a movie when I was a kid. I think the movie was The Late Great Planet Earth. Whatever it was, I’m pretty sure Hal Lindsey was involved.

            In the movie, they used the hypothesis that the “Number of the Beast” – 666 – can be derived by translating the person’s name into Greek, then using the numerological value of the Greek letters to determine the number associated with that person. (Astute readers will quickly realize that this re

          • Blackbird January 14, 2024 at 9:57 am #

            Ted Kennedy is the Antichrist. I saw it in a movie back in 1980. Don’t remember the name of the movie, but I’m pretty sure Hal Lindsey was involved.

            In the movie, they used the hypothesis that the “Number of the Beast” – 666 – can be derived by translating the person’s name into Greek, then using the numerological value of the Greek letters to determine the number associated with that person. (Astute readers will quickly realize that this requires the person to have 3 names – first, middle, last – thereby ruling out just about everyone but an American.)

            So they took the names of all of the presidential candidates that year and subjected them to this “analysis”. The candidate’s name was above, and below the numbers spun until each of the three numerals were calculated. When Ol’ Teddy’s numbers quit spinning, they read, “666”. The narrator didn’t mention this at all – knowing that his viewers were smart enough to get the message.

            “But”, you object, “Ted Kennedy is dead!” So he is… Imagine the shock when he returns! Who can say “No!” to the resurrected Ted?

            I personally have another theory, and that is that the Antichrist is not a person, but an institution. And that’s as far as I’ll go with that. Astute readers can make the connections.

          • Blackbird January 14, 2024 at 10:59 am #

            Oops. Sorry about that. Ignore the first draft. I don’t think the movie could have been The Late Great Planet Earth as that was released in late ’78.

          • Jarek January 14, 2024 at 2:45 pm #

            I read that book and went into an altered state. I had this Babylon world system too, so I understand the fundies. Anyone who doesn’t want the end of the “world” is fucking crazy.

            You’re conflating all kind of different things, lost in time and space. Remember Dr Smith? In the first episode he was a bad ass spy, breaking the neck of the security guard with a karate chop. Then they turned him into a complete coward.

            Judy or Penny? Or Mrs Robinson?

  35. messianicdruid January 13, 2024 at 2:35 pm #

    Beryl of Oyl said, “I have contempt for men who insult the intelligence of women, and then whine about not being able to find a good woman.”

    Do you also rank intelligence as the most [ only ] important qualification women look for in a man as a potential mate?

    Maybe there is one or two [ several ] items that are more [ or even equally ] important.

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    • Anthea January 13, 2024 at 8:48 pm #

      Well, no, it’s not the most important qualification, but it is very hard to put up with the absence of intelligence in men. Plus the men tend to greatly over-estimate their own intelligence. I think it’s called the Dunning-Kruger Effect. Men also tend to make more of a parade of their having a low opinion of female intelligence. I think women, generally, think the same about men.

      Fr. Ripperger, in his sermons on marriage, has more than once remarked that, “Yes, yes. Your husband is the dumbest guy in the whole world. We all know that.” I think the reason he mentions this is because of the number of times he’s heard it in the confessional.

      I’d tell you stories, but why belabor the obvious?

      • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 11:20 pm #

        What a despicable cuck – unless he was mocking the ladies. That would be my guess offhand.

        • Anthea January 14, 2024 at 7:22 am #

          I don’t remember what Fr. Ripperger followed this comment, but it was probably to remind the ladies that it would be meritorious on their part to be gracious with regard to their husbands’ dumbfuckery.

          Fr. Ripperger is far too far out of your class for your opinion of him to be of interest to anybody.

        • Anthea January 14, 2024 at 7:24 am #

          @ Jarek:

          Perhaps you are unaware that you have just demonstrated that you are not only stupid but mean spirited–which you do every day.

          • Anthea January 14, 2024 at 7:33 am #

            Now that I think of it, of course you are unaware of this.

          • Jarek January 14, 2024 at 3:05 pm #

            Traditional Christianity is Patriarchical just like the other Abrahamic religions and all other valid traditions. Women fell further than men, and therefore must be ruled by men for society to function – at least until the End of this Age. After that, who knows?

            Even Rowdy thinks women should get to vote. Even Rowdy!

            “I am most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of ‘Women’s Rights,’ with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feelings and propriety. Feminists ought to get a good whipping. Were woman to ‘unsex’ themselves by claiming equality with men, they would become the most hateful, heathen and disgusting of beings and would surely perish without male protection.”

            Queen Victoria

            You should go confess to Fr Rip. Tell him about how you treated your husband why don’t you? Tell us what he says.

          • Anthea January 15, 2024 at 2:49 am #

            @ Jarek:

            You are really quite determined to expose yourself as both stupid and mean-spirited–and without the least consciousness of doing do.

  36. OG January 13, 2024 at 2:42 pm #

    Washington Escalates the Middle East Conflict

    paulcraigroberts.org/2024/01/12/reposted-to-correct-faulty-editing-washington-escalates-the-middle-east-conflict/

    It has been clear to me since 9/11 in 2001 that neoconservative dominance in Washington guaranteed we were on a road to escalation that would eventually reach Armageddon. The world is going to be victimized by the incapacity of the American political and intellectual classes to think clearly and honestly. We are approaching Armageddon because US foreign policy serves Israeli expansion, not peace.

    Washington has now launched air and naval attacks on Yemen. Sadeh, Zubaydah, Abs, Bani, Sana, Hudaydah, and Taiz have been attacked by American forces, initiating yet another war without Congressional approval, a branch of the US government emptied of power. The New York Times, of course, blames the expansion of the conflict on the Houthis for interfering with shipping to Israel. With any luck, the fools in Washington will topple all of the US puppets in the Middle East. Even Bahrainis are in the streets today protesting Bahrain’s participation in Washington’s attack on Yemeni territory.

    The price of oil increased in response to the American attacks. Oil kingdoms, such as Saudi Arabia and Oman, are beginning to feel rocky as a result of their alignment with Washington against the Houthis. The White House fool says it is the Houthis’ attacks that are reckless, not Washington’s. The New York Times and the rest of the Western media have gone to work placing all blame on the Houthis The Houthis have announced that as a result of the US/UK strikes on Yemen “all American and British interests have become legitimate targets.” You can see where this is going.

    ***
    One can see where this is going indeed. We are hurtling head-first into showtime!

    • OG January 13, 2024 at 2:52 pm #

      Houthi leader Mohammed al-Bukhaiti pledged on Friday that the UK and the US would “soon realize” that the strikes on Yemen were “the greatest folly in their history.”

      sputnikglobe.com/20240112/joint-us-uk-assault-on-houthis-heres-the-latest-1116126864.html

      ***
      It’s probably just talk.

      Right?

      • JohnAZ January 13, 2024 at 5:19 pm #

        Oh, OG, our sage of the North.

        What exactly do you think will happen if these petty ass Muslim states really do try to cut us off from the Gulf oil. Have you seen the armada that is sitting off Yemen, Israel and the Gulf?

        You know me, OG, if the towel heads push just a little too much, we will slap the gnat and end it, with lots of help from Israel and the UK. Drone warfare is a joke, they are too slow and the ships just shoot them down.

        • Paula D January 13, 2024 at 6:58 pm #

          Do you think that oil will ship through the Red Sea or the Persian Gulf if there is a war?

          Shipping companies are already announcing that they will avoid the area.

          Some people say that this is the US doing the equivalent of blowing up the Nordstream pipelines, except they are cutting Europe off from oil as well as gas.

          Why else provoke another war?

          • benr January 14, 2024 at 9:15 am #

            EZ Biden needs a war his poll numbers are causing panic at the Democrat disco.
            This does not change the fact the gnat YEMEN or someone pretending to be YEMEN is pestering everyone in the shipping lanes.

        • OG January 14, 2024 at 12:26 am #

          Think outside the box, JAZ. How many million military-aged men have illegally entered the mainland 48 during the “Joe Biden” Administration?

          Americans always war on the road. Many can’t even fathom hosting a home game.

          • benr January 14, 2024 at 9:16 am #

            I can don’t want it to happen, but I can see it coming.

  37. Jarek January 13, 2024 at 2:52 pm #

    RT

    State Dept confirms death of US journalist jailed by Ukraine – TASS
    Gonzalo Lira’s relatives have blamed his death on Washington and Kiev
    State Dept confirms death of US journalist jailed by Ukraine – TASS
    Gonzalo Lira. © YouTube / Gonzalo Lira
    Chilean-American blogger Gonzalo Lira has died in a Ukrainian prison, Russian news agency TASS said on Saturday, citing a response it received from the US Department of State. The blogger’s death was first announced by his family on Friday.

    Lira, 55 at the time of his death, lived in Kharkov and blogged as ‘CoachRedPill,’ but switched to YouTube commentary after Russia launched its military operation in Ukraine in February 2022. He was arrested by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) last May and accused of “discrediting” the Ukrainian leadership and the military.

    “I cannot accept the way my son has died. He was tortured, extorted, incommunicado for 8 months and 11 days and the US Embassy did nothing to help my son. The responsibility of this tragedy is the dictator Zelensky with the concurrence of a senile American President, Joe Biden,” his father Gonzalo Lira Sr. wrote in a note published by The Grayzone.

    Lira Sr. also reached out to X host Tucker Carlson, confirming the death of his son in Ukrainian custody. He had spoken to Carlson about the case in early December.

    READ MORE: Who was the ‘tortured’ US journalist who died in Ukrainian captivity?
    Lira resurfaced from custody in late July with a series of posts on X (formerly Twitter), revealing his torture in jail and attempts by the SBU to extort him for money. He said he was trying to flee to Hungary and seek asylum. “Either I’ll cross the border and make it to safety, or I’ll be disappeared by the Kiev regime,” he wrote, in his last public message.

    Two days later, a source confirmed to RT that Lira had been caught and imprisoned by Ukrainian authorities.

    According to a handwritten note Lira’s sister received on January 4, provided to the Grayzone by her father, Gonzalo Lira Jr. had severe health problems caused by pneumonia and a collapsed lung, which began in mid-October. Ukrainian prison authorities only acknowledged the issue on December 22, and stated he would undergo surgery.

    Following his father’s appearance on Carlson’s show, X owner Elon Musk personally inquired about Lira’s case with both US President Joe Biden and Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky, apparently to no effect.

    Lira was a national of both the US and Chile. According to his thread from last July, the Chilean Embassy in Kiev at least tried to help him, while the US mission gave him only “empty bromides.” Lira suggested that this was because Victoria Nuland – currently the acting deputy to Secretary of State Antony Blinken – hated him personally.

    Jarek: Did he die in vain? Only if we let that happen. Only if we forget him or let others forget him.

    Blinken is said to be Nuland’s pupet.

    • BULLITT January 13, 2024 at 3:20 pm #

      This is why recruiting is down in the U.S. Military. Our young people do not trust the Biden Administration.
      If Lira was a Black female athlete, then we would be all over this.
      Would you put your life on the line for this Administration?

      • JohnAZ January 13, 2024 at 5:21 pm #

        Not today! Biden is pushing a big job market which is phony baloney service jobs. It allows folks to stay away from the services however.

    • Paula D January 13, 2024 at 3:45 pm #

      I think he might have had kidney failure. You don’t live long without dialysis if you have kidney failure.

      Case in point: Osama BinLaden, who died in Dec. 2001, but was kept alive by the US war department, when they needed him.

      Kind of like ISIS.

      Anyway, generalized edema and shortness of breath sounds like kidney failure, to me.

      My husband asked me what I thought about the feud between Gonzalo and Scott Ritter, and I said I had no position (like with the Israelis and Pallis, except with them I’m a pox on both your houses).
      With Gonzalo and Scott, I like them both.

      Anyway, I said that his dying in prison pretty much proves that the charges he was a spy for the Kiev regime are wrong.

      My husband said “He has been proven to not be a witch.”

      • Paula D January 13, 2024 at 3:46 pm #

        “Kept alive” is the wrong phrase.

        He was resurrected whenever they needed to stir the proles up into Hate and Fear.

        Here comes a new video!

    • SoftStarLight January 13, 2024 at 4:01 pm #

      There is another copy of me living in another universe right now listening to a news broadcast outlining the ways in which Gonzalo Lira’s death proves that the Zelensky regime and its proxies are grave threats to our democracy.

      • beantownbill. January 13, 2024 at 4:31 pm #

        How can I meet the other you? It would be interesting.

        • SoftStarLight January 13, 2024 at 4:41 pm #

          Hmm, well I think you would have to go through a wormhole or something. It would be much more likely that the copy of you that lives in that universe would be able to meet the copy of me in that universe rather than either of the copies of us living in this universe meeting either of those copies in that universe. Do you get it?

  38. Paula D January 13, 2024 at 3:40 pm #

    I’m going to do a Zazelle and quote myself here. From December….

    Paula D December 18, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

    Soon we’re all going to care about Yemen.
    The US is cranking up to attack it. That’ll show ’em!
    Best to go after small and defenseless countries. It makes those with small penises proud to destroy small countries.
    Stay tuned for the usual suspects to rant and rave about those damn Yemenis, and how they need to be taught a lesson

    • SoftStarLight January 13, 2024 at 3:50 pm #

      I don’t really care about Yemen per se. But I don’t understand or support any military intervention in Yemen. I would like for both the US and Yemen to leave me alone. And yet here we are. I assume we will soon hear that an intervention in Yemen is vital to the survival of our fragile and sacred democracy.

    • OG January 13, 2024 at 3:51 pm #

      Ya nailed it, PD. Well done!

      ***
      1/11 was far more significant than most Americans yet realize, methinks.

      • Paula D January 13, 2024 at 4:46 pm #

        Thanks, OG. Here’s another quote, which predicts the reactions of certain people on this blog.

        Paula D
        December 19, 2023 at 7:16 pm #

        Meanwhile, in the Red Sea, the US is trying to cobble together another Coalition of the Willing, this time to attack Yemen, in the name of, get this, “freedom of navigation”.

        This from the country that sent the US Navy to stop ships from delivering food and other supplies to Yemen since 2015, leading to the starvation deaths of millions of children. No freedom of navigation when it came to shipping food to Yemen.

      • Jarek January 13, 2024 at 11:23 pm #

        She likes the Yemenis but doesn’t like the Palestinians they are trying to help.

        • Paula D January 14, 2024 at 1:06 pm #

          Why can’t you understand that I don’t have to “like” people to oppose their slaughter?

          And I do oppose the slaughter of civilians of Gaza, before you accuse me of supporting that. Just because I think they overbred for the available land doesn’t mean I think they should be killed. It means I think they should use birth control, they’d be much better off.

          It isn’t going to work out for the US anyway, if you think they actually want to keep shipping open (except for food to Yemen and Gaza, of course. They don’t care about open shipping lanes in those cases. Fucking hypocrites.)

          As I said, I am thinking that the US actually wants to shut down shipping to Europe from the East and Middle East.

          They can’t possibly be stupid enough to make these moves otherwise.

          • Paula D January 14, 2024 at 1:07 pm #

            The Yemenis need birth control as well. They are dependent on outside food supplies, which is why they are so easily starved.
            They aren’t starved into submission, though, so that didn’t work out for the Saudis and Americans.

          • Jarek January 14, 2024 at 3:11 pm #

            This is the first time you opposed the slaughter that I’ve seen. I’m glad to be the husband of such growth. Before you were just raving against the word genocide and using the word “joo”.

          • Paula D January 14, 2024 at 7:25 pm #

            I’m glad to be the midwife of your use of the word “slaughter”, instead of the inaccurate “genocide.”

            Although you might have been changed by the Mighty Wurlitzer, not me.

            I see that the Yemeni’s are saying that they are a signatory of the Genocide Convention, and therefore they have a responsibility to protect the people of Gaza by stopping Israeli ships from passing through the Bab el Mandeb.
            I find it hilarious when people use US propaganda against them.

            But I’m guessing that the response will be that US propaganda quits calling the attack on Gaza a “genocide”.
            You might be an early adopter.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle January 14, 2024 at 2:39 pm #

          Jarek seems to like rigid categories and to dispense with nuance.

          • Jarek January 14, 2024 at 3:32 pm #

            Before things can be properly combined, they must be properly separated – the Alchemists.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 14, 2024 at 4:58 pm #

            Beware the rationalizations that limit what your alchemists can use.

  39. SoftStarLight January 13, 2024 at 3:43 pm #

    I first heard about Tiffany Jones about two years ago. A lot of people don’t know about her. She is Ray Epps’ adopted daughter. Ray Epps is a Mormon and ex-marine. So it was a very abusive and sorta locked down household according to her. She said she didn’t know if he was a federal informant or not but it would not be a surprise at all. He may have had debt and tax issues which were sorta disappeared for his services to the feds. That’s a theory.

  40. SoftStarLight January 13, 2024 at 4:09 pm #

    Pfizer is investing billions of dollars in treatments for an upcoming heart failure pandemic. Is this going to be the Disease X pandemic that they promise is right around the corner? Or is this a response to mass fauci ouchie adverse reactions?

    slaynews.com/news/pfizer-invests-billions-treatments-coming-heart-failure-pandemic/

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    • beantownbill. January 13, 2024 at 4:29 pm #

      Every human who’s ever lived has died from heart failure. If people fall for this idiocy, then our numbers will definitely decline.

      • SoftStarLight January 13, 2024 at 4:37 pm #

        Would that be like a psychosomatic pandemic lol?

      • Paula D January 13, 2024 at 4:43 pm #

        Well, in a way, but not really, bill. Your heart stopping is not really the same as Heart Failure, which is a specific diagnosis.

        If you are shot and bleed out, if you are crushed under rubble, if you have asthma and your airway shuts down, if you crash your car and the steering wheel goes into your chest….yeah, your heart will stop, but that’s not technically ”heart failure”.

        If they pay doctors and hospitals a bonus for that diagnosis, you can bet everyone will die from heart failure, just like with covid.

        But they won’t do that for this.

        • JohnAZ January 13, 2024 at 5:11 pm #

          You are right. Heart Failure, specifically Congestive Heart Failure is the weakening and dilatation of the ventricle walls in the heart causing it to become a weaker pump. This in turn weakens the perfusion of the body allowing fluid to back up going into the heart. Swelling, lung congestion are both symptoms. It is ultimately fatal.

          One of the forms is caused by long term high blood pressure, another by MI damage, another by, get ready, heart inflammation which can be caused by a viral attack.

          ‘Nuff Said?

          BTW, acute heart conditions such as arrhythmias and MI can be caused by inflammation. One of the big causes being investigated in the early 2000s was the fact that a lot of MIs followed viral infections. Inflammation being the cause.

          Again, “nuff said.

        • beantownbill. January 13, 2024 at 9:28 pm #

          I was just being facetious, Paula, in the sense that when the heart stops beating it has failed (unless resuscitated), so one has to die from it.

          • Paula D January 14, 2024 at 1:10 pm #

            You ran up against two nurses there, though, lol.
            And if your heart stops from disease, resuscitation never works, at least for long.
            Maybe they can get it going again for awhile, put you on a vent, and stick you in the ICU long enough to run up a giant bill, but you aren’t going to get up and walk out of the hospital.

            If it stops from some sort of temporary electrical malfunction, on the other hand, it may work.

    • Night Owl January 13, 2024 at 8:00 pm #

      No, it is the result of millions of cattle injecting themselves multiple times for free burgers and fries.

      They have VAIDS and as their bodies shut down, organs do, too.

      IIRC, several respected individuals in the medical community predicted exactly this sort of thing over a period of about 5-6 years post injection.

      • OG January 13, 2024 at 8:50 pm #

        I remember regularly hearing 3-5 years post-injection.

        Ed Dowd will be interesting to follow in ’24 and beyond.

        • OG January 14, 2024 at 12:00 am #

          MILLIONS HAVE ALREADY DIED AND MORE EXCESS DEATHS ARE COMING IN 2024 WITH EDWARD DOWD

          bitchuteXcom/video/ahgr1pPWKZHJ/

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 14, 2024 at 12:22 am #

            Here are the yearly global population growth numbers since 2015:

            year people added
            2023 70,206,291
            2022 65,810,005
            2021 68,342,271
            2020 76,001,848
            2019 81,161,204
            2018 83,967,424
            2017 86,348,166
            2016 86,876,701
            2015 87,584,118

            The covid episode may have slowed GROWTH by 12% or so for 2-3 years, and 2023 saw an increase, back toward precovid growth trends.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 14, 2024 at 4:33 pm #

            You might notice, prettyyyy close to 1B people added just during these 9 years.

            The chart is, of course, net pop increase (births minus deaths).

      • SoftStarLight January 13, 2024 at 9:53 pm #

        What’s happened with the whole microclot issue? Are the jabbed still full of microclots?

        • GreenAlba January 14, 2024 at 11:40 am #

          Difficult to say, SSL. The only test which identifies micro-clotting is the D-Dimer and it is only useful for a short time after a new episode of micro-clotting, so you’d need to take it shortly after a jab. Taking it years later would tell you nothing, as I understand it from Dr Charles Hoffe. Dr H. is the Canadian physician who tested all his patients and found that 62% of the vaxxed had a positive D-Dimer test. When he went public with his data, he had his hospital rights removed, then his practice burned down (the latter probably one of those coincidence thingummies … 🙂 ).

          • SoftStarLight January 14, 2024 at 2:54 pm #

            Yes, a coincidence, of course. I assume that the investigation of the fire ended with inconclusive results. There is allegedly a direct link between long covid and micro-clotting. It would be interesting to know out of all the long covid cases documented how many involved vaxxed patients. I have heard the suggestion that long covid is really just a vaxx injury.

    • Blackbird January 14, 2024 at 10:12 am #

      Pfizer Completes Acquisition of Seagen:

      pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-completes-acquisition-seagen

      Why? The coming “turbo cancer” pandemic:

      youtube.com/watch?v=kMWlOcjBdMc

      I had always considered Russell Brand a disgusting narcissist after seeing him in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (which I only watched because it starred Kristen Bell – go ahead, judge me!). However, I now find him entertaining and informative. I like his fast-paced, information-dense, humorous delivery. I prefer to read my information, but Russell doesn’t write, and that’s ok.

      • Jarek January 14, 2024 at 3:14 pm #

        He has a monkey like aspect that I don’t like. But he’s smart enough.

        Islander hates his thin, hairy chest which he always displays. It’s hard to take I must admit. Can’t he ever button up against the English chill?

      • SoftStarLight January 14, 2024 at 3:44 pm #

        Very interesting! The press release actually mentions protein engineering. But it only makes sense for a “medical industry” to make a business model of managing sickness. You can see it coming from a mile a way but there’s still a significant enough number of people who don’t see. It is kinda mind boggling. Lol I won’t be judgy. I tend to keep Russell Brand at a distance and only indulge every now and then. Thus I was able to watch the entire video and it was very informative and good. Now what can be done about this pfizer business model quandary? Aren’t they just being the perfect capitalists in a way? What legally could be done to stop them?

  41. beantownbill. January 13, 2024 at 4:21 pm #

    Again, I have to laugh. No one, and I mean no one, knows the future.
    I do know if I could read the future I would make myself king of the world. I’d know what the stock market would do, I’d make a large fortune, know who would become politically successful, support them and ultimately become the primary decision-maker.

    Of course, this isn’t going to happen because I or anyone else can’t see into the future.

    Also, no one can read the mind of God, so much of the statements written here about what God intends to do are not necessarily accurate. We are supposedly made in His image. We can change our minds, so why can’t God? So whatever you think he’s said may not end up happening.

    The above is one major reason I say we don’t know the future, and why I laugh.

    Personally, I think Israel will end the world as we know it if it pushed too far by any country or countries. If they believe their survival is not likely, they will nuke their enemies and cause WW3. They will not allow themselves to be overrun or destroyed without world-ending consequences – just won’t happen.

    Therefore, it’s plain silly, self-destructive and a waste of time to discuss or wish for their demise or the end of Israel. Just my opinion. Some CFNers have been very anti-Israel. We know who you are, and if you don’t care about our own survival, well, fuck you.

    BTW, there’s a fiction book out in Amazon called ‘Attack’ about a destructive invasion of America by hostile forces, mostly already here. Although I haven’t read it yet, it sounds possible and very scary. We Americans are stupidly oblivious.

    • SoftStarLight January 13, 2024 at 4:34 pm #

      Ultimately armageddon will occur because of all the know it alls running around. But from what I do gather, mostly everything we’ve been told is a psyop. Therefore I think it likely America was already invaded and is now simply occupied. I mean, you sorta say it yourself when you say hostile forces are already here.

      • messianicdruid January 14, 2024 at 11:34 am #

        America is the land of unwalled villages!!!!

        You must consider their actions instead of their labels.

        Name Changers are gonna change their names whenever it suits them.

        • messianicdruid January 14, 2024 at 12:14 pm #

          “Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:

          And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates [ does not describe Gaza or any place else in Palestine ],

          To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited [ does not describe Palestine ], and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations [ one of a family, two of a village ], which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.”

          • SoftStarLight January 14, 2024 at 3:53 pm #

            Interesting. It is true that there are walls around things in Israel and in Gaza. But here you can go everywhere and you don’t have to worry about driving into walls. Unless you go off the road and drive into a building or a house or something. But yeah it is true. Though there are gated communities. But even those wall are not really tall or anything from what I’ve seen.

    • OG January 13, 2024 at 4:59 pm #

      We can change our minds, so why can’t God?

      He, of course, can … but He does not.

      The entire world will turn against Israel before Armageddon. So it is written, so it shall be done.

      ***
      Is it not childish to say, “Either I get my way or I’ll blow up earth!”? Blowing up earth is, after all, generally frowned up.

      ***
      Personally, I don’t “cheer” for any dog in this fight. Rather, I remove all emotion and coldly calculate the truth.

      • JohnAZ January 13, 2024 at 5:24 pm #

        God does not operate as a human. We have no idea what He is like, although throughout the Bible, He is a jealous God who wants no other gods before him.

        • OG January 13, 2024 at 6:07 pm #

          Correct. Far too often people personify God.

      • Jarek January 14, 2024 at 3:27 pm #

        Some prophecies are contingent (on what people do) and some are absolute. Sooner or later, this sucker is going down, delay it as we will.

        The people listened and Nineveh was saved. The prophet was outraged!

        • Anthea January 15, 2024 at 2:28 am #

          It seems that the US is far less redeemable than Ninevah was. There are many prophets running around the US advising people to repent, but without much effect.

    • Anthea January 14, 2024 at 8:26 am #

      @ beantownbill:

      Re your mention that some here are anti-Israeli, this may be because Jews have been spitting on conservative Americans–and on American values in general–since forever.

      If you want people to like you and support you, stop spitting on them.

      • beantownbill. January 14, 2024 at 11:50 am #

        That may be, or it may be because conservatives just don’t like them. You know, they killed Christ and all that. Anthea, you have no idea what it’s like being a Jew in this world.

        There are many Jews who are conservatives, btw. I’m not exactly liberal you know.

        Many old-time Jews believe that conservatives are anti-Jewish. Might not be true, but I can see why they think so. For example, in the past, be a Jew and try to get into Yale. A few did but weren’t exactly accepted by the student body or the professors.

        I’ll tell you from my own experience that being subjected to constant anti-semitism either breaks you or toughens you up to be a hard motherfucker. Guess which one I ended up becoming. But not without pain.

        • Anthea January 15, 2024 at 2:23 am #

          Conservatives don’t like the leftist agenda. Who is promoting this?

          Welp, if you go by the public-facing faces, whom do you see? The news media are something like 98% Jewish. Hollywood is notoriously run by Jews. (There are also a lot of talentless Jewish actors around.) The media in general that is promoting this continuous stream of filth, lies, and injustices is Jewish. They have their faces plastered all over it. Congress is full of dual citizens.

          Communism/Bolshevism was a Jewish creation imposed on the former USSR and currently being imposed on the West. The faces intent on imposing this are Jewish faces. Also, the notorious Nazi book-burnings were the burning of pornographic and sexually deviant materials promoted by Jews.

          While, as a conservative Jew, you probably do not embrace the sexual deviance and social breakdown with which we are innundated by the Jewish-controlled media, these are things that are being promoted your fellow Jews. Wherever there is an attack on conservative American (and generally Christian) values, there is a Jewish organization leading the charge.

          It does not appear to me that most ordinary, everyday Jews with jobs, businesses, and families are in favor of this social and political destruction. It’s also unclear to me whether they support the various Jewish (or Jewish-controlled) institutions and organizations that are wreaking such havoc on society.

          It is possible that the old-time Jews who believe that many conservatives are anti-Jewish are correct, particularly in the light of the things mentioned above. So Jews who suspect that conservatives are anti-Jewish might ask themselves why.

          I think it would be helpful to analyze why you feel you’ve been constantly subjected to anti-semitism. The fact is, Jews are given preference in hiring and academics. I’m pretty sure they count as an affirmative-action hire.

          Are there specific instances you can mention in which you feel you have been victimized? I know (at least formerly) they wouldn’t let you join the country club if you were Jewish, but this does not seem to me to be a great hardship. Plus there are Jewish country clubs. I don’t think I know of any cases of people declining to do business with Jews, except those in which their reputation had preceded them. I have known of cases where people regretted doing business with Jews, retrospectively. On the other hand, I’ve known people who regretted doing business with non-Jews.

          I also think that, to a great extent, these ideas about everyone being anti-semitic are, to a great extent, a way for the Jewish community to exert control. If you’re raised to believe that everyone outside the Jewish community wants to stick you in the oven like Hansel and Gretel, it makes you fearful of straying outside the pale. (I’ve known of cases where it made someone fearful of straying outside his parents’ basement.) This seems to be a good strategy for social cohesion, but it may not be a good strategy for congenial relations with non-Jews.

          I don’t see why a person can’t go about his life without drawing any notice to his Jewishness. The Baptists manage this, as do the RLDS, the Mormons, the Catholics, and the Presbyterians. And some people don’t like some of them. As long as one doesn’t feel the need to roll out a rug and bow to Mecca five times a day, I don’t see why this need be anything but a private matter.

          I think that many people are willing to make a distinction between ordinary Jews and the Jews and Jewish organizations (and individuals) promoting leftist ideology. E.g., I think many people make a distinction between regular Jews and Zionists. I think that’s the usual way of looking at it, but I don’t know if this is the correct distinction.

          Perhaps it should suffice to say that what is being done in the name of the Jews is abominable. As an ordinary Jew with presumably good and decent values, I don’t know how you avoid the stigma.

    • benr January 14, 2024 at 9:10 am #

      I know one basic fact about the future.

      No one gets out of life alive.

      What happens after one sheds this mortal coil is up for debate.

    • Anthea January 15, 2024 at 2:41 am #

      @ Beantownbill:

      While I can’t say that Israel wouldn’t nuke their enemies (which might or might not cause WWII), if they believed their survival was not likely, that is not the typical human reaction to a untenable situation.

      If the situation of Israel becomes untenable, I think the population would –slowly or quickly–leave. That’s why white people move out of the cities: It seems unhealthy to remain. Of course, few urban whites are burdened with the belief that West 85th Street is the Promised Land. So there’s that.

  42. The Man They Call Zazelle January 13, 2024 at 6:06 pm #

    PolitiFlaunt

    And the purpose of all that is their hope to foment some act of genuine violent resistance against the blob to justify further lawless persecution of the blob’s enemies. They’re really hoping to set off a civil war to justify martial law in order to ensure a free and fair election.” ~ JHK

    That’s part of the overseas fomenting social unrest/color revolutions/puppet dictator-installations playbook, turned against ‘its own’ (so to speak).

    A playbook itchin’ to be used over and over again, cuz it ‘works’ (so to speak).

    ‘Flaunt it if ya got it.’

    Blob ‘N’ Go™

    • SoftStarLight January 13, 2024 at 6:52 pm #

      It still doesn’t make them any less dumb but whatevs. Are you going to be doing anarchy sermons?

      • The Man They Call Zazelle January 14, 2024 at 10:46 am #

        Look out! Poison spiders at the center of the web!

        Backouter
        youtu.be/B6_cllwntkM?si=B5xekw1k21UqjUct

        • SoftStarLight January 14, 2024 at 4:02 pm #

          What does it mean to you?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 14, 2024 at 5:00 pm #

            What does what mean to me?

    • Night Owl January 13, 2024 at 8:02 pm #

      I don’t see how we avoid social unrest.

      I have said this many times, but when the mask drops, unrest and violence is a given, and violence is always a given when one side won’t back down and the other is up against a wall.

      It was always going to go this direction.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle January 14, 2024 at 10:48 am #

        Have the farmers in Germany blown liquid manure over the political office buildings yet?

  43. OG January 13, 2024 at 8:28 pm #

    Eight hours northwest of Regina is Edmonton. Edmonton has a -58C wind chill right now. That’s -72F.

    • PeteAtomic January 13, 2024 at 9:22 pm #

      meh wind chills

      I feel like winter really just actually started a week ago.

      It’s been a weird one

      • OG January 13, 2024 at 11:46 pm #

        When the thermometer reads -36C, a NWN wind of 19 km/h matters. Big time. -36C “feels like” -50C. Exposed flesh will freeze in under a minute.

        Wind chill in Saskatchewan in January matters. Big time.

        • PeteAtomic January 14, 2024 at 9:53 am #

          yup fun times

    • SoftStarLight January 13, 2024 at 9:54 pm #

      Are you wearing animal skins and furs to keep warm, OG lol?

      • OG January 13, 2024 at 11:48 pm #

        Absolutely, SSL. I’m buck naked and wrapped in a polar bear.

        • SoftStarLight January 14, 2024 at 4:08 pm #

          lol i totally believe it

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 14, 2024 at 5:09 pm #

            I’ve posted to here from the bathtub before.

      • PeteAtomic January 14, 2024 at 9:54 am #

        It’s like that scene from Empire Strikes Back and OG is in the belly of the Tauntaun

        🙂

        • SoftStarLight January 14, 2024 at 4:09 pm #

          lol wow that’s gotta be a nasty mess 🙂

    • Anthea January 14, 2024 at 7:04 am #

      It’s -9° F. here now. It’s unusual for it to get that cold around here–though normally we get at least a few days of temps around zero. Many years ago–I think it was in ’81 or ’82–we had a low of -22° F.

      • benr January 14, 2024 at 9:08 am #

        It’s frigid in San Diego as well 52 degrees BRRRR.

      • Blackbird January 14, 2024 at 10:34 am #

        El Niño, El Niño, lama sabachthani?

        I first encountered El Niño during the winter of ’82-’83. In East Lansing, Michigan on Valentine’s Day, it was 72F* and the campus of Michigan State was carpeted with girls in bikinis.

        I returned to Michigan (worst mistake ever…) during the ’15-’16 El Niño, arriving at my new home on April 4 – in the middle of a blizzard. My U-Haul, towing my car, got stuck in my driveway blocking the dead end road – in the dark, with no shovel. (The whole drive up from Florida – which started 4 days earlier – was an ordeal of an intensity not seen since the Israelites fled Egypt.) Next morning a neighbor showed up with a snow shovel.

        This year – well, my electricity is still on but in an arc around my location, there are about 20k people without. Thick snow coating the trees – it’s actually rather picturesque. I’m tempted to go out and shoot some photos, but I think I’ll play it safe and stay home. Prediction (I know, I can’t help myself!): a blizzard right around Easter.

        *Hey, how do you make that round little temperature thingy? Extra credit if you can tell me what that thingy is called.

        • El Niño January 14, 2024 at 11:18 am #

          “I first encountered El Niño during the winter of ’82-’83.”

          Uh, do I know you?

          • Blackbird January 14, 2024 at 4:00 pm #

            Maybe – maybe not. But I know you…

          • SoftStarLight January 14, 2024 at 4:12 pm #

            I appreciate the rains you’ve brought. Just don’t overdo it. Thanks!

  44. JohnAZ January 13, 2024 at 8:46 pm #

    Another long one for the Covid crowd, this one may be a game changer.

    San Francisco Chronicle

    “Striking Study Reveals Immune System Anomalies in People with Long Covid.”
    Nanette Asimov January 11, 2024

    Introduction

    “Scientists around the world are in a race to figure out why millions of people suffer from persistent disability after recovering from aa acute Covid infection. Understanding the cause is key to developing treatment for the range of long Covid ailments, which include slowed thinking, lung pain, heart problems and deep fatigue.”

    I will paraphrase the high points and summarize my opinion.

    Nearly 10% of adult survivors report having long term symptoms. The study examines the role of T-cells in long Covid (This is something I have been waiting on since 2020), the T-cell is half the immune response and memory of the immunity system.

    The study was with 43 people, 16 fully recovered and 27 with persistent symptoms.

    Blood studies show that T-cell coordination of the immune response was lost in the folks with long Covid. The antibody and T-cell response (The T-cell being the main virus and infected cell killers) was dis-coordinated in the long termers. The immune cells of long termers showed signs of chronic inflammation and an abnormally high movement of T-cells into tissues causing damage.

    Here it comes,

    Its findings support growing evidence about the “underlying contributors to long-term Covid in some individuals, including that pieces of the coronavirus have never cleared from their bodies”, says John Wherry of the U of Penn, an expert in T-cell biology.

    The Penn scientist said that “the results of this small study are consistent with some people with Long Covid experiencing ongoing immune activation against SARS-COV-2, PERHAPS CAUSED BY PERSISTENT VIRUS.”

    A Long term researcher from UCSF, Dr. John Peluso, says, “Ongoing FRAGMENTS of the virus in the tissues (all body tissues) are driving this”. He is currently running a clinical trial to knock out the remaining fragments.

    NIH is conducting a study at 100 locations across the country, including UCSF, to see if Paxlovid can vanquish Long Covid symptoms with a 3-4 week course of the drug.

    Now-

    I wonder what those VIRAL FRAGMENTS are?

    Can you spell S protein?

    The same S proteins that make the immune system over react and kill some, the same S Proteins that are manufactured every time a Vaxx is given.

    My question continues,

    Does the S protein accumulate with repeated disease AND shots and is it the accumulation a potential cause of declining health in all people AKA long term Covid. Here we have 10% of people not handling their response correctly: what happens when the next round of disease or vaxx occurs? Another 10%? Also, those unvaxxed and getting the disease may be affected by residual virus? Not getting vaxxed is a good thing if you consider that it may all be accumulative.

    If this residual hypothesis bears fruit, I hope it will be the end of the Vaxx and all mRNA work.

    • SoftStarLight January 13, 2024 at 10:03 pm #

      But it doesn’t say if the study subjects were vaxxed or not. Supposedly the covid s proteins break down in 3 to 12 months. But is that really true? What if they were engineered to be forever proteins.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 13, 2024 at 10:33 pm #

        Just interacted a bit on X with one of my environmentalist mutuals (now former, ha) there who, like most, swallows all the covid-bait hook, line and sinker… on the issue of statistical records of vaxxed versus unvaxxed regarding “long covid” outcomes. A Cambridge study is presented claiming 11% of unvaxxed get long covid and only 5% of vaxxed. Every statistic on record is so jacked. What unvaccinated people went on record statistically? Obviously they must have at least been covid tested. If you answer “No, i never tested positive,” you’re disqualified from the record for these studies, I’m sure.

        I would love to dive deep into the formatting of such studies, but who has the time or patience? Not me. No one can tell me their outcomes cannot be preordered and preordained. And once upon a time, plenty of leftists could be relied on to be vigilant watchdogs against corporate greed and abuses, at every turn.

        The vise tightens, and deep cowardice pours out.

        • JohnAZ January 14, 2024 at 12:55 am #

          The first question to the Cambridge study is,

          How many of each got Covid itself?

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 14, 2024 at 1:36 am #

            Yeah, I want to know how the participants were selected. It was actually a secondhand summary of 32 studies with several hundred thousand subjects, this Cambridge study was.

            I suspect by strategizing the sampling format a bit, or anynumber of other strategies, any desired result could be cooked up.

            And “long covid” is such a subjective item to begin with. I think they defined it as any persistent condition traceable to a covid infection.

          • JohnAZ January 14, 2024 at 10:10 am #

            This study removed some of the subjective nature.When blood was examined, Long Covid folks had virus fragments and healthy folks had none. Something is not working right n the Long termers, or something is injecting fragments into them and they are not clearing them.

            That is my point.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 14, 2024 at 10:50 am #

            Okay, yeah.

            What if the inability of some to rid themselves of spike material is determined by “unrelated” factors like diet, immune-system-supportive behaviors and mental states.

            So, “long covid” might be just a measure of general overall health (which vax injury compromises).

            I’m thinking studies comparing vaccined ppl to unvaccinated have been skewed somehow toward a sample of less generally healthy unvaccinated ppl compared to vaccinated.

          • GreenAlba January 14, 2024 at 11:33 am #

            “So, “long covid” might be just a measure of general overall health (which vax injury compromises).”

            I have a friend who got covid back in very early 2020, long before there were any vaxxes. Her bout of covid wasn’t even that bad, but it was a year before she could walk a mile again, after being a normal fit, healthy person previously. She got covid (whatever it is/was) while she was a long way from home, looking after her elderly mother and her injured brother. They all got it (whatever it is). My friend was so bad with long covid (whatever it is) that she couldn’t drive home and her husband had to come up hundreds of miles to get her. Once home, she could manage to walk from the sofa to the kitchen and that was about it, for a large part of a year.

            Dr Shankara Chetty reckons, from his observations, that long covid is a result of untreated moderate covid. It is obviously now also a cover for vaxx injury.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 14, 2024 at 11:47 am #

            Factor of total initial S-protien load maybe (if covid exists..).

            I wonder how an event like your friend’s, GA, could be fit into a “covid never existed” framework. I guess the only option is “it was something else, or some combination of something elses.”

            Did she get a vaccine afterwards during the year, I wonder out of just curiosity?

          • Paula D January 14, 2024 at 1:18 pm #

            That is interesting, GA. I am of the “long covid is actually vax injury”, but she got it before?

            Hmm. Of course, the first bioweapon released is long gone.
            The subsequent “variants” had various manifestations.

            I think they’ve released a new one, and this one seems to cause more problems. I know a lot of sick people. I didn’t know anyone who got the first one released, back in early 2020.

          • GreenAlba January 14, 2024 at 2:29 pm #

            Gus: I don’t know about her vaxx status, as I’ve never had the conversation. She lives in the south of England, so I haven’t seen her for years – we normally just catch up by letter at Christmas, plus a rare telephone conversation. I’m going to broach the subject, though, as I intend to send her a copy of Ed Dowd’s book and the relatively new book, Canary in Covid World (essays by 34 people in the ‘resistance’ who’ve been censored, one way or another).
            I’m sending the books because she asked me about a mutual friend (we were all at school together in England in the 60s!) who ‘died suddenly’ (of a catastrophic heart attack, a few months after her booster) and I said I’d tell her what I know.

            I’m wary, because her husband is a retired research scientist, who used to work for Bayer, and I don’t know if he’s in the ‘Mike Yeadon is bonkers’ team, not that Mike Y. is included in the book, but I think research scientists can be just as brainwashed as anyone else, at this point.

            Re the ‘whatever it is’ matter, I couldn’t possibly say. I don’t know if her ‘long covid’ could have been some other kind of post-viral illness, or indeed if her ‘covid’ was something else entirely.

          • GreenAlba January 14, 2024 at 2:38 pm #

            Paula: I didn’t know anyone, here in Edinburgh, who got covid in 2020 (let alone died of it!), but my daughters claimed to have friends who had it or their parents had it. Also, my daughter who lives in Edinburgh had a work colleague allegedly die of covid (only in her late 30s but overweight, I think – don’t know if she had anything else wrong with her).

            The only people I know who had it at all in 2020 are the friend I described, plus another old classmate, who’s not a close friend but with whom I was in contact at the time. She and her husband claimed to have had it in 2020. They were fine, but a good friend of hers died of covid (in hospital, so who knows what they did to her). Another former classmate in the same WhatsApp group that I was in at the time also had a friend whose husband and father-in-law apparently died of it. They are the same WhatsApp group that had all the heart attacks post vaxx.

          • Paula D January 14, 2024 at 7:37 pm #

            Remember that the advice back then was to stay home until your lips turned blue, then go to the hospital. No early treatment, which is the chief complaint of the actual frontline doctors who have spoken out.

            Now we have people who claim that there was never a virus, that the hospitals killed people with ventilators and Remdesivir.

            So why were the people in the hospital in the first place? They had to be damn sick to be considered hospital material.

            That’s one of the many reasons I disregard the claim that there was no bioweapon in 2020.
            As I said, I think there were two. First the Wuhan strain, which died out in the spring/summer, then, in December, the UK variant (as forecast by that news reader who wanted to know when it would be released.)

        • SoftStarLight January 14, 2024 at 4:14 pm #

          Yeah very true. How can any of the data and studies truly be trusted. Its the escalation and acceleration. Once there is a drop of corruption it quickly becomes an ocean of distrust and uncertainty.

      • JohnAZ January 13, 2024 at 10:34 pm #

        The article stated the study folks had not had the disease or been vaxxed for at least nine months prior to their blood being drawn.

        That is the point, SSL, that virus fragments may be permanent and may be the source of inflammation immune confusion that is causing Long Covid. One of my points is that Long Covid may be not just foggy memory but the entire host of problems, illnesses and death that the disease and the VAxx causes.

        For example, in your question, if the s Protein lasts for 3 to 12 months after a vaxx what happens with the next booster comes on board, more S proteins? More inflammation? Does it accumulate, causing more problems with each dose or disease incidence? Does long term covid become more with each dose of S proteins?

        At least we know some people with knowledge are working the issue. Read the article, SSL to get the whole picture, they are starting to get some real data.

        • gustafson.robert.22 January 13, 2024 at 10:54 pm #

          I’ve had it with data in the covid arena. The only lesson to learn is: steer as clear of all medical-industry and general industry machinations as you can. Whenever there is a question, veer away from the system and towards basic remedies for everything, like dietary and life patterns that mimic primitivity and promote health.

          • JohnAZ January 13, 2024 at 11:17 pm #

            Agree 100%. Never, ever let anything be put in your body unless you know what it is, is for and what potential side effects are.

            Do not trust any MD 100% as many are pushing meds they have been marketed by pharma, always research everything and understand what is going on. The day of trusting an MD totally is over.

            Or the CDC

            Or the NIH

            Or crackpots like Fauci,

            Or the FDA.

            Even the food we have offered is full of poisons., the air we breathe is full of toxic particulates that can burrow into our lungs.

          • Night Owl January 14, 2024 at 3:54 pm #

            “Agree 100%. Never, ever let anything be put in your body unless you know what it is, is for and what potential side effects are.”

            IIRC, you did exactly that.

          • SoftStarLight January 14, 2024 at 4:17 pm #

            Hmm..mimic primitivity. The simpler the better. Makes sense.

  45. JohnAZ January 14, 2024 at 12:51 am #

    Okay, here is the real deal.

    If this data comes out and is supported by further data and the treatment plans work, The insidious idea that our government will still support mRNA technology is good reason to drive the SOBs out of town.

    I am surprised that this is even being done and not squelched by the Blob.

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    • BULLITT January 14, 2024 at 10:26 am #

      When the data comes out who will believe it? We are living a giant lie in this Country. On a day-by-day basis the government via the bought and paid for media lies, cheats, and steals.
      I’ve been sick for over two years. I no longer trust anyone.

      • JohnAZ January 14, 2024 at 10:46 am #

        I hear you and emphasize. If you are suspicious of Long Term Covi, either source, I could suggest finding an MD that acknowledges the real effects of what this damn disease and vaxx has done to us and is working with folks with the fatigue and brain fog long term acknowledgement folks that are definitely showing up now. They are out there, I have found one that helped me with my pertussis problem.

        Agree with you, stay at least ten feet away from any one that espouses the every thing is fine attitude of the federal government.

        One of the biggest problems I am having with all the 2024 candidates is that even with the emerging information coming out that is denying the asshat no effect people, there is not one that acknowledges what happened in 2020. Even Desantis.

        • BULLITT January 14, 2024 at 1:07 pm #

          Totally agree. Discussion of COVID by any of the candidates hasn’t happened. They probably know the truth and don’t want to be involved at this point with the truth. I’m sure many of these candidates are receiving money from Big Pharma. A few of the candidates are bellied up to the SWAMP who created this COVID disaster.
          In the real world, many of our well-known politicians were probably involved in planning this horrible virus and vaccine on everyone.
          If the truth ever comes out, there will be many big names being tried for war crimes and treason.
          If TRUMP gets the nod, will he dig into COVID? If he doesn’t then we are all in big trouble in more ways than one!
          After spending 23 years in the military to protect the nation, the same nation has destroyed my quality of life for a nice kick back from Big Pharma!
          I sure hope someone burns in hell over this.

          • Paula D January 14, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

            RFK, Jr. wrote an entire book about it.

          • OG January 14, 2024 at 1:40 pm #

            God will have His Judgement Day. Barring their unlikely repentance, your hope will be real.

            Most will burn forever. Dr Fauci does not even have a snowball’s chance in Hell of avoiding his fate.

          • messianicdruid January 14, 2024 at 3:35 pm #

            Eternal Punishment is against the [ Creator’s ] law.

          • OG January 14, 2024 at 4:25 pm #

            As previously discussed, most will be sentenced to Hell for alom time.

  46. The Man They Call Zazelle January 14, 2024 at 11:07 am #

    Crazy-Quote Faves

    “Time is the opposite of paper money.” ~ Socrates-Detroit

    “…it is the result of millions of cattle injecting themselves multiple times for free burgers and fries.” ~ Night Owl

    • messianicdruid January 14, 2024 at 11:18 am