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Prisoners of Themselves

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     You realize, don’t you, that the gross misconduct of government officials from RussiaGate on down to the courtroom of Judge Juan Merchan has amounted to one continuous operation against the American people? If it were ever honestly adjudicated, many hundreds of them might go to prison, or worse. Each successive seditious and treasonous action they attempt against their arch-nemesis, Mr. Trump, only compounds their criminal liability — the Steele Dossier, CIA agent Eric Ciaramella’s 2019 impeachment prank, the Covid-19 caper, the George Floyd-BLM hustle, the 2020 election hijinks, the J-6 op and the House J-6 Committee conjured up to spin it, the present battery of farcical court cases — and yet the Golden Golem of Greatness not only remains defiantly at large, but seems to amass ever more electoral mojo.

     The epic failure of these mighty efforts, and the humiliation entailed, has lately driven this vast bureaucratic cabal — collectively styled as “the blob” — to a stage of abject desperation that looks a lot like insanity. They fear for their lives, their fortunes, their chattels, and their families, and they seem ready to wreck the republic to save themselves. They have so far pretty much wrecked American justice with their lawfare tactics — a degenerate campaign to use the vested authority of prosecutors and judges to twist and cheat the law at the cost of the law’s legitimacy. Merrick Garland, Norm Eisen, Andrew Weissmann, Mary McCord, Lisa Monaco, Marc Elias, Christopher Wray, Letitia James, Fani Willis, Alvin Bragg have made law the enemy of the people.

      All this becomes more obvious each day, for instance events of the past week in Judge Aileen Cannon’s federal courtroom in Florida where the Mar-a-Lago documents case proceeds. Turns out that Special Counsel Jack Smith has deliberately messed with the evidence, which is patently felonious. Also, turns out that sometime between the “Joe Biden” inauguration and the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago in August, 2022, boxes of presidential documents stored by the US General Services Administration were “delivered” to Mr. Trump’s mansion without any proper accounting for what might have been in them. A set-up you suppose? Why not? After everything else the FBI and the DOJ have attempted since 2015?

     Christopher Wray in particular might have wanted some surefire probable cause to get his agents into Mar-a-Lago where, rumor has it, Mr. Trump kept his own dossier of evidence against the FBI and DOJ officials who concocted the “Crossfire Hurricane” chapter of RussiaGate. Even if you assume that Mr. Trump had multiple copies of the thing, FBI Director Wray — in position since 2017 throughout most of RussiaGate — surely wanted to see what Mr. Trump was holding if it would become necessary for current and former FBI / DOJ officials to defend themselves in court against very serious charges.

      You see the desperation, don’t you? And how stupendously amateurish these machinations have been? Planting evidence and then fiddling around with it? I’m waiting for the moment when Judge Cannon summons Jack Smith and announces to his face that she is tossing the case for prosecutorial misconduct. Will she add a criminal referral to that? How will that affect the other case (attempting to overturn the 2020 election) brought against Mr. Trump in Judge Tanya Chutkan’s DC federal district court? Who will prosecute it if Jack Smith can no longer function as Special Counsel? And since the case was contrived in his name — even if Eisen, McCord, Weissmann, and others are really the authors — does that case blow up, too?

     Letitia James’s real estate case under Judge Arthur Engoron was so idiotic it can’t possibly survive an ultimate appeal, and the Alvin Bragg confection under Judge Merchan is playing out like something that usually only happens in places like Honduras or Liberia. Yet the American Left, the “progressive” Democratic Party, is staking everything on it. It’s all they have left Lawfare-wise, at least for now. Which brings us to the question: Why do the non-governmental elites of this land, the managerial and thinking classes, the college presidents, the cable news producers, the corporate execs, the movie directors, the whole arts establishment. . . why do they feel compelled, for nearly a decade now, to hitch their identity and their self-respect to this fantastic train of Kafka-esque corruption, tyranny, and abuse? How did they get owned by the blob?

     We may never find out, and they may never know either, even after they snap out of the mass formation they’ve been in thrall to. But they have made themselves ridiculous — figures like Sam Harris, Stephen Colbert, and Rob Reiner — yelling about “saving our democracy” while the blob they worship systematically disassembles the US Constitution, and makes American law a global laughingstock.

     Most of my old ex-friends are riding the same ideological bus. You have to wonder: how did the likes of “Joe Biden,” Merrick Garland, Liz Cheney, Adam Schiff, Christopher Wray, Fani Willis, Anthony Fauci, Klaus Schwab, and Bill Gates become their heroes? Did the Covid vaccines destroy their minds? Are they really avid for central bank digital money and surveillance of their every move? Do they want to be told how to live by the WHO? Things are going south fast now in our country. If these people ever cherished the idea of being free to think their own thoughts and live their own lives, it’s getting late in the game. They will end up prisoners of themselves.


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1,009 Responses to “Prisoners of Themselves”

  1. MiTurn May 6, 2024 at 8:50 am #

    ” A set-up you suppose? Why not? After everything else the FBI and the DOJ have attempted since 2015?”

    Desperate acts will become increasingly normalized. I would guess that both Trump and RFK Jr. get JFK’ed.

    But if Trump does win, even now the booby-traps are being laid to wreck everything: the economy, investments, public safety, etc. And, of course, blame it on Trump and his allies.

    I strongly recommend that like-minded states get their act together and begin planning now for a wel- organized secession. Or what, war? Civil war? How can you win that?

    You don’t win, you pick up the pieces afterwards.

    • JackStraw May 6, 2024 at 9:15 am #

      I see the same outcome, too. We’ve witnessed the complete lack of accountability for all the illegal activities conducted by the PTB, and we know that voting will not solve the problem, so therefore, it’s time for the states to split.

      A nation that no longer shares any core values has to fall.

      Let’s just hope it can be peaceful, but I highly doubt it.

      • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 11:04 am #

        A split will never happen. The states themselves are too divided amongst themselves. I live in Utah. Salt Lake City controls the elections and the legislature. I was born in Idaho. Boise controls the elections and legislature. I lived in Arizona. Phoenix controls it all.

        The more conservative areas in all of these states are at the behest of the populations centers, politically speaking.

        Then add to the fact that all of the states rely, almost entirely, upon Federal Government sending them foney money to fund their derelict infrastructure and non-existent budgets.

        Add to that that the people in those states are so divided along political tribes and fiefdoms that one fiefdom will argue the sky in pink just because the other said it was blue.

        I believe we will just see an utter collapse in government’s ability to maintain any kind of order. It will just stop. Temporary chaos will result, a lot of people will die in the chaos and then the remnant will re-order themselves.

        A split in the states is not going to happen. Look at eastern Oregon. They want to join Idaho but the Oregon Legislature, controlled by Portland, Salem and Eugene, won’t let it happen. The citizens don’t want to go to war to do it. It won’t happen.

        • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

          Yes the states themselves are just little blobs, local outposts of the Blob itself. And that includes the red. In Idaho, almost no state politicians deigned to speak at the rallies for Trump following the stolen election. It would look bad to those who watch. And by state politicians I definitely mean Republican for the most part, this being Idaho.

        • Rowdypiglet May 6, 2024 at 1:09 pm #

          @Cankerpuss, That may be nowhere more evident than here in Maine, where state government is as far removed from the intentions and wishes of all of rural Maine as could possibly be imagined. Making Maine (MAINE!) a refuge for “trans” children who are stolen from their parents to be surgically mutilated? Idiots from Portland trying to push a law that would prevent someone from removing a person who has broken into their house, provided the person claims they have no place to go?

          We are deluged with these “bills”, and every trick is tried to get them passed. Meanwhile, people in this state work hard and are poor. They don’t have leisure time or means to turn up at Augusta every day to speak against the latest outrage. But “teachers,” trans activists, environmental lunatics equipped with glue, appear to have no end of leisure time to promote and affirm what no one wants. Portland and Augusta could not be farther removed, ideologically and in every other way, from the ordinary Maine citizen. They do, however, run everything.

          The point is that the divisions are not between red and bue states but between rural and urban within every state.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 6, 2024 at 1:58 pm #

            Maine wants to make itself irrelevant to any presidential election, giving all its power away to places like New York and California.

          • Rowdypiglet May 6, 2024 at 2:30 pm #

            @Beryl, I’m not sure what you’re referencing when you say “Maine wants . . . ” Who is this Maine? Thoroughly woke Portland, now filled with homeless encampments thanks to the traitorous city council, the Maine medical establishment that sees purported trans children as a financial bonanza, the woke Governor who is despised throughout rural Maine, the citizens who own the highest per capita number of guns in the nation, the teachers and school boards who slither into their positions and then defy the people they’re meant to represent? The farmers, the fisherman now faced with having a government spy on board every time they leave harbor? These Maines are irreconcilable but they all exist within the state of Maine.

          • Organist1022 May 6, 2024 at 2:43 pm #

            Let’s not forget that Staten Island is one of the five boroughs. Part of NYC, but votes red.

          • Paula D May 6, 2024 at 4:33 pm #

            This reminds me of an article I just read on the NGOs in Georgia.

            It isn’t just foreign countries being destroyed by NGOs. They are doing the same thing here.
            The more people employed by a Blob, the more chance it has to be entrenched.
            Look at Homeland Security. It’s only 22 years old, but it employs so many people that it has power it should not have. They are now working to give themselves the power to censor even more than they already have, and to label people “domestic terrorists” to use lawfare against more citizens.
            Same in Georgia. It’s a tiny country, with 3.7 million people and 25,000 NGOs.
            Why so many? Look at a map. Like Ukraine, Georgia is positioned on Russia’s border.

            Anyway, check out the article and see if it reminds you of the
            people working to destroy Maine and other states in the US.

            /lefteast.org/unrest-georgia-foreign-influence-transparency-law/

          • Breck May 7, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

            “The point is that the divisions are not between red and bue states but between rural and urban within every state”.

            BINGO! Well thought out. Well understood.

            If the Grand Center (in Davos, et al.) can hold, there’ll be none of this that y’all are prognosticating. I see an Orwellian, totalitarian state.

            I fear it. I don’t want it. But I think false optimism keeps most of us from contemplating that.

          • Rowdypiglet May 7, 2024 at 4:09 pm #

            @Paula, That article definitely spoke to me. NGOs have infested everything in Maine and their presence and influence is to be found everywhere. Also found everywhere is the money they freely spend on “activists” who turn up everywhere, having nothing better to do, in support of any and every kind of assault on the values and wishes of most Maine people. If the NGOs, their money, and their well paid minions were to disappear, the real Maine would reappear in the blink of an eye. It’s not gone, it’s all still here, but you’d never know it unless you live in rural Maine.

        • Yirgach May 6, 2024 at 3:47 pm #

          @CP

          You hit the nail on the head. The basic constitutional problem is that the the states were allowed to continue their own form of government, the founders never realizing that maybe requiring membership in the Republic also requires a fair and balanced electorate, ie an electoral college within the state as in the federal version. As above so below. They missed that part.

          The Senate (members appointed (not elected) by the state) was supposed to represent that, but the 17th amendment destroyed that balance.

          Major mistake which we are still paying dearly for.

          • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 4:15 pm #

            Yep. The Senate became nothing more than a glorified “house of representatives” after the 17th amendment and the States themselves lost all representation at the Federal Government. This essentially destroyed the founder’s intentions. Up to that point:

            The Senate represented the State legislatures.

            The House represented the people.

            The Presidency was the Federalist.

            The balance is now out of whack and the states are nothing more than administrative fiefdoms of the Federalists.

            Just another damage inflicted by that fucker Woodrow Wilson (and his wife Edith who was the President after Woodrow had his stroke).

          • Breck May 7, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

            Only not a “mistake” Yir. As FDR famously said, “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way”. If anyone would know it would have been Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

          • Yirgach May 8, 2024 at 1:30 pm #

            Breck,

            You’re right, it wasn’t an accident, for what ever reason it was done on purpose and in hindsight it is a big fucking mistake.

            You’re lucky you don’t live in Vermont, another horror show controlled by the large population centers. Been living here for the past 50 years and wow has it changed. Reminds me of cancerous tumors infecting a body. Very sick.
            Needs chemo real bad.

        • Heartlander May 7, 2024 at 12:27 am #

          I was in Salt Lake City week before last. I couldn’t believe the profusion of those damned rainbow flags with the damned brown, black, pink, white and baby-blue triangle. The flag of rebellion against God and Nature, the flag of oerversion, pedophilia, child-rape and child-mutilatiin. That satanic flag was hanging from people’s porches, it was on cars and in store windows, it was on people’s T-shirts and earrings, it was f’ing EVERYWHERE. Salt Lake has even renamed one of its main east-west thoroughfares Harvey Milk Blvd.

          And I thought Utah was a red state! But in Salt Lake City — or at least the northeast quadrant of it, which is where I was, I might as well have been in Manhattan or Seattle.

          • Breck May 7, 2024 at 12:58 pm #

            Wow!

    • tuco22 May 6, 2024 at 9:20 am #

      Well, you know they have to get rid of the 2nd amendment, or at least, gun ownership, and everything they’ve tried up until now has failed to do that. So your guess that a political assassination could be in the works is unfortunately on the mark.

      • dilbert113 May 6, 2024 at 4:00 pm #

        1) Getting 2/3 of the states to ratify an amendment repealing the Second Amendment is impossible. In fact, the US has not made a serious, substantive amendment to the Constitution in over 50Y, which is part of problem it is in now 2) Even if, somehow, someway, the government outlawed firearms, gun owners would laugh, and keep their weapons and ammunition, buying more on the black market, like people currently buy illegal drugs, if they felt the need. You could spend a century trying gun confiscation, and the country would still be full of firearms and ammunition, there are just too many of them owned by private citizens to make them all disappear.

        • SpeedyBB May 6, 2024 at 4:36 pm #

          Amazing, Dilbert, how the docile Aussies all obediently turned in their firearms a couple of years back. Covid tyranny, with police beating protestors and the [elected!] gov setting up concentration camps for the purebloods – and the citizenry utters nary a squeak.

          Well, maybe a few peeps.

          Bullshit time: httpsXX://lighthouse.mq.edu.au/media-releases/australia-20-years-after-gun-reform-no-mass-shootings,-declining-firearm-deaths

        • stelmosfire May 6, 2024 at 4:38 pm #

          The majority of states (29 as of last count) are now constitutional carry states. Any legal citizen can carry a firearm without getting the states permission first. Just as intended by the 2nd amendment. At the same time the crazy radical blue states are passing ever more restrictive gun laws. Quite a divide is growing.

    • tuco22 May 6, 2024 at 9:24 am #

      They’re still blaming Trump for the relaxing of safety regulations that they claim has led to all those train derailments, and when I point out that Biden’s had three-plus years to reinstate them and hasn’t, I never get a reply.

      • tuco22 May 6, 2024 at 9:27 am #

        Actually, I’m surprised they’re still not blaming Bush for something.

        • Uncle Bob May 6, 2024 at 10:03 am #

          Or Reagan. Or Herbert Hoover.

        • RD3 May 6, 2024 at 10:41 am #

          Why not blame the Bush family? They have been responsible for much ruin.

          • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 11:00 am #

            The Bush family, as we are still seeing today were RINOS, more concerned with the power of the Deep State than the people. They have a lot of company, like about 20% of the GOP folks in the primaries.

          • RD3 May 6, 2024 at 11:04 am #

            What do you mean by “RINO?” If you mean a warmongering, leftist globalist who pretends to oppose the Marxists, but always capitulates and adopts their position three years later, then that is just a Republican. That is the definition of a Republican. The republican Party has never conserved anything.

          • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 11:07 am #

            George H W Bush was a huge proponent of the “New World Order” or one world government which we are now close to living under. The man was a traitor to America.

            George W Bush invaded sovereign nations that posed no threat to the USA without ever having an official declaration of war from the Congress. He was a traitor to America and the Constitution.

            Nobody cares.

          • RD3 May 6, 2024 at 11:13 am #

            Yes. The Bushes, both Connecticut Yankees, were/are traitors and war criminals and should be treated as such.

          • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 11:33 am #

            RD3

            RINO. Republican in name only.

            Democrats in sheep clothing because they cannot get elected without “R” behind their name.

            Bushes, Cheney, Flake, Mc Cain, McConnell, Ryan, just a start.

            For example, The Bushes were blatant Open border folks.

          • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

            Yes, it’s a silly moniker. The Republican Party is solidly Blob/Globalist. Money knows no borders or loyalty after all – except to the stockholders or stake holders as Schwab likes to put it.

          • Breck May 7, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

            People come on! Stand back and look at the forest not the trees. Whether it is Bush, or Reagan, or Hoover, or Wilson—those are just “front men”. You have to go at least one level deeper.

    • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 10:00 am #

      Look to history. Yugoslavia.

      It took localized fighting and UN sponsored peace keeping to keep it from blowing sky high.

      The US Deep State kow tows to the UN (and WEF) right now. How can it Balkanize when it funds much of the UN activity?

      A successful separation will take the states congealing and taking a strong hand against the Deep State, dissolving state and local judicial systems and replacing them, configuring their budgets with no federal input, maybe even creating their own money, detaching themselves from global and federal digital money system, not easy. IMHO, there will be more than two “combatants”, possibly as many as five.

      How can the Deep State preserve the Union? Any Lincolns out there, is Biden capable or his blob?

      One consideration, will the WEF and/or BRICS++ using the criminal elements here get involved and use the “civil war” to suppress USA dominance once and for all. Another BIG question is will the military put up with the Leftist drift of another Biden administration?

      Put on top, what happens if Trump wins along with control of the Congress, or if he wins without control?

      Lot and lots of variables.

      • DrTomSchmidt May 6, 2024 at 10:24 am #

        Please, no Lincolns. 650,000 dead Americans out of 31MM in 1860 would be, uh, 16.5 million dead today, give or take a few thousand.

        • RD3 May 6, 2024 at 10:36 am #

          Agreed. As long as the Lincoln Myth exists, the ruthless American empire will continue. “Aggressive abroad and despotic at home,” as Lee said.

          • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 11:01 am #

            Oh I agree, that is why I mentioned him. He and Grant would be a disaster today.

        • Not_GeorgeT May 6, 2024 at 8:03 pm #

          The War of Northern Aggression was a Consitutional Crisis settled by force of arms. The proper place was the courts, not the battlefield.

      • Paula D May 6, 2024 at 11:09 am #

        Omigod, John, you need to look at history.

        And by the way, the “trial” of Milosevic makes the lawfare attacks on Trump look tame.

        I recommend the book “Travesty” by John Loughland. It is an eye opener.
        Like with Trump, you have to wonder, how did this incredible convoluted travesty happen without worldwide press exposure?
        Is it possible that the “media” is simply a propaganda tool, and not an instrument of news and knowledge?

        .amazon.com/Travesty-Slobodan-Milosevic-Corruption-International/dp/0745326358/ref=sr_1_1?sr=8-1

        • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 11:39 am #

          No argument.

          In my belief system, whenever one person has a belief about anything, there is someone else that has the opposite belief.

          Power sharing keeps the decision making process in control.

          The method of power sharing falls apart and the battle begins.

          Until the crisis is resolved by one side destroying the other and imposing its belief system, the situation is unresolved.

          Hence my hard line belief system. Namby Pamby processing creates chaos and no solutions.

          • Rowdypiglet May 6, 2024 at 1:18 pm #

            I know I mention this all the time, but there are so many books I want to read and I really can’t afford to buy all of them. I assume others sometimes don’t read a recommended book for the same reason. If you’re interested, the book Paula mentioned is available to be read online at the Internet Archive.

            ://archive.org/details/travestytrialofs0000laug

          • Paula D May 6, 2024 at 2:25 pm #

            Thanks for that info, Rowdy. I didn’t know about that resource.

          • Breck May 7, 2024 at 1:04 pm #

            “… there are so many books I want to read and I really can’t afford to buy all of them…”.

            You don’t need to Rowdy. Read The Creature from Jekyll Island and you’ll find everything you need to understand the whole shebang.

      • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 11:11 am #

        Your right, JohnAZ, but, what you are saying will NEVER happen. Even today there is a movement to have a Convention of States, authorized under article 5 of the US Constitution and they can’t get enough states to come together to do even that.

        Too man variables, as you said. Too many opinions. Too many tribes. Too much political partisanship.

        There will be no separations. The system, one day, will just cease to function. The corruption and the inefficiencies will purge themselves and ultimately something new will rise and fill the vacuum. Will it be better? Who knows?

        • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 12:52 pm #

          The Oppos must be nameless, formless, impossible to identify or infiltrate. Clan not Klan! Loyal to the West and to the People who built the West – and to no others.

    • BackRowHeckler May 6, 2024 at 11:25 am #

      From what I can glean from various news sources, Ukraine is on its last legs. I wonder how the end will play out, and how it will be presented to the American people? Now I’ve seen a few reports that French Foreign Legion formations are in country lending support to the Ukrainian army. That’s always a possibility, direct involvement by NATO member troops in direct combat with Russian infantry.

      • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 11:42 am #

        IMHO, the NATO group is a shell with the USA being number one.

        Europe and the USA cannot give up the share of oil resources that Russia represents.

        It is always oil! And soon to be Water.

        • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 11:43 am #

          I still wonder what the sending of arms to Ukraine and Israel has done to our required weapons inventory.

          Just like the strategic oil reserve.

          • Paula D May 6, 2024 at 2:33 pm #

            They are only sending decades old equipment, as far as I know. They are dumping it there rather than destroying it here.

            But do we have new stuff? Probably. We have the F-35, for one.
            Too bad it can’t fly in the rain.

          • benr May 6, 2024 at 7:55 pm #

            @paula

            It flies in the rain just fine.
            Seen it up close and personal.
            The paint works in the rain just as well.

          • Socrates-Detroit May 6, 2024 at 11:06 pm #

            @Paula I don’t know if the F-35 can fly in the rain. It does appear to be an overpriced POS.

            @benr You seem quite confident about the F-35. Besides seeing it up close, how do you know “it flies just fine?”

            Do you have some pertinent background perhaps?

            I know that when Congressman Matt Gaetz, FL-Rep, asked “what percent of F-35s are mission capable?”, the Secretary of the Air Force, and the Air Force Chief of Staff, replied that about 51% of the US F-35 fleet is “operationally available”.

            Is that “fine”?

            If you read what I wrote, you can see that the AF Secretary did NOT answer Gaetz question.

            When Gaetz responded that “last week, the AF General in charge of the F-35 program said 29% were mission capable, what changed?”, the Air Force Chief of Staff, a 4-star general, explained that 51% were “operationally capable”.

            “Then why did General Schmidt say 29% last week?”

            4-star: “That is the number that is fully mission capable, that can fly all missions”

            Gaetz: “So General, what percent of F-35s are ‘mission capable’ ”

            4-star: “I don’t have the exact number. If General Schmidt say 29%, 30%, I would say it is very close”.

            youtube.com/watch?v=UOzAZZV3rps

            This is pretty basic shit. It’s not complex.

            It’s complicated, because the truth is so awful. After so many years, ONLY 29% of the US F-35 fleet can fly all the missions it is supposed to do.

            And these people, the pinnacle of the Air Force/Pentagon, either don’t know, or are unwilling to publicly state for the record, the FMC rate. What a disgrace!

            If you paid $125,000 for a Lexus or a Mercedes or a Cadillac, and the good news was you could drive it–the engine, brakes and steering function (that’s really all you need), but the A/C and windows and stereo and seat adjustment did not, and the dealer and manufacturer could not give you a firm date when your new car might totally work, would you consider that “fine”?

            So, do you still think the F-35 is “fine”?

            As a taxpayer and veteran, I think it $hit.

            But, if I was a Lockheed Martin shareholder, or better yet, an employee, or if I was a civilian or a colonel working in the pentagon and being paid six figures or more out of funds budgeted for the F-35; or a lobbyist, then, hell yes, the F-35 if fine–it works$$$$$$ $EN$ATIONALLY!

            So, the F-35 performs EXACTLY as intended–it puts a lot of money in some people’s pockets, and everybody else pays for it.

            Most US weapons systems exhibit similar traits. The US military industrial complex is in the business of making money by making weapons.

            The US is drifting toward a hot war with Russia and/or China, perhaps both. When it happens, if the “antisemitism” law restricting speech hasn’t been twisted to shut down the internet, we will see how good the US military really is against a ‘peer competitor’.

          • Socrates-Detroit May 6, 2024 at 11:11 pm #

            @JohnAZ Sending weapons to the Ukraine has reached the point where the US really does not want to send more, as US military stocks are getting depleted.

            The US has been publicly, and behind the scenes, encouraging NATO countries to donate their weapons, and promising to replenish them later.

            The US has also been pushing VERY HARD for NATO countries that use Russian weapons for certain missions/functions (like the SS-300 air defense system, or Russian armored personnel carriers) to send those to Ukraine–and many NATO countries (former Soviet Bloc, as well as Greece) have done so. Since the Ukrainians use Soviet/Russian weapons, this is ideal.

          • benr May 7, 2024 at 6:41 am #

            @paula

            You said it can’t fly in the rain.
            I told you it can.
            I have physically seen it fly in the rain.
            They fly around San Diego and Yuma all the time.
            As far as the rest of the systems flaws or expenses cutting edge fighting tech is always EXPENSIVE.
            There is bad press on every MIC system being peddled by various companies and even commercial stuff like Boeing.

            Speaking of which half the bad press and angles in my guess are competitors angling for the next round of funding for the up coming sixth gen fighter jet and utility belt support aircraft.
            Everyone hates the biggest company and right now the LM is the largest producer of military hardware in the world.

            They are only sending decades old equipment, as far as I know. They are dumping it there rather than destroying it here.-PAULA

            Half the gear the military uses is at least several decades old it takes that long to make it through the various pipelines.
            It takes that long to make sure it has been hardened enough to take the beating all the gear takes.

          • Paula D May 7, 2024 at 3:03 pm #

            Well, now we know which military contractor benr works for.

            I know nothing about weapons. I was just repeating what I have heard, again and again, over the years.

            Turns out the F-35 can fly in the rain, and has been able to for a couple of weeks now.

            //breakingdefense.com/2024/04/exclusive-pentagon-clears-f-35-to-fly-in-lightning-after-years-long-hold/

            I still don’t believe the whole “The US has emptied out its military arsenal to send to plucky little Ukraine” trope.
            That’s just another psy op, in my opinion. I think we probably have enough weapons stockpiled to take out several small defenseless countries.

          • benr May 8, 2024 at 9:55 am #

            @paula

            I wish I worked for Lockheed.
            My mother worked for them thirty years ago.
            I do have a small amount of their stock which has only gone up in the last five years.

      • Paula D May 6, 2024 at 2:32 pm #

        Hakeem Jeffries wants to send US troops to Ukraine.
        John is right, this is about the oil and other resources that Russia has, and our rulers want.

        They won’t give up, imo.

        In the meantime, they are stirring up riots in Georgia, working on opening another front against Russia.

        • benr May 7, 2024 at 6:43 am #

          What makes everyone think there are not US troops in Ukraine right now…advising?

        • Paula D May 7, 2024 at 3:06 pm #

          We all know (or should know) that the US has had “advisors” there since 2014.

          I, for one, saw YouTube videos back then in which some of the soldiers attacking Donetsk had definite American accents. (Maybe Canadian, but one of the two.)

          No doubt in my mind that the HIMARRS attacks on Russian civilians are by Americans operating the systems.

          The difference is that they are now talking about openly sending troops.

        • Not_GeorgeT May 7, 2024 at 3:45 pm #

          “this is about the oil and other resources that Russia has, and our rulers want.”

          How much different is this from the aims of the 3rd Reich? It was the oil and other resources.

          ‘They won’t give up, imo.’

          same opinion here.

          plus. laundering all this fiat currency and narco money through Ukraine is lucrative.

          really…. something had to be done after it became obvious years ago Afghanistan was a losing proposition, the same as it has been for every other empire which chose to go there.

          The biggest ‘tell’ re: Afghanistan, imo, is the Mongols couldn’t make it work in their favor.

    • hortonz May 6, 2024 at 11:37 am #

      “Ok, lets be clear. If the intelligence community led by the CIA is not the “deep state” then what is?” That would be whoever is pulling the strings of Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau and a dozen other world leaders who are clearly taking their marching orders from the likes of George Soros, Bill Gates and their brethren at the UN and WEF. They’re clearly behind the pro-Hamas protests that are taking over institutions of higher learning throughout the the West. And don’t even think of moving to another country when the they cancel the next election. The Blob’s Northern Command in United Nations-occupied Ottawa is proposing a 25K exit tax for anyone thinking of leaving their Woke utopia.

      • TPTB-USA May 6, 2024 at 12:34 pm #

        Are you trying to say that the transition from freedom to 15 minutes is on, with 25K being the first step?

        Where does the Capital Gains Tax increase fit into the progression?

    • loosethedogs May 6, 2024 at 12:44 pm #

      If the Neocons succeed in ginning a big enough war with Russia we may not have to bother with secession.

    • Socrates-Detroit May 7, 2024 at 1:52 pm #

      Christos voskres!

      Christos Anesti!

      Christ is Risen!

      May 05 was Pascha (referred to as “Easter” in English, after some pagan goddess or event).

      For those of us who took the time to commemorate His suffering and triumphant Resurrection, I hope you all had a good Pascha!

      This is why I did not comment (or spared you, if you prefer) on Good Friday, which is a somber day.

      • Paula D May 8, 2024 at 11:46 am #

        I hope you had a good Pascha, SD.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 8, 2024 at 1:17 pm #

        I had a good Pascha, and I’ve had a good May in general. Everybody around here (New York) talks about peak autumn color, but nobody talks about peak spring, but we’ve just had about a week of it.

        Some years we don’t have as many things blooming or showing spring colors at the same time as we have had this year.

        Just right for thinking about rebirth.

  2. RaymondR May 6, 2024 at 8:57 am #

    “How did they get owned by the blob?”. You need to ask the late J. Epstein

    • GreenAlba May 6, 2024 at 10:00 am #

      Or Whitney Webb.

      • geomo May 6, 2024 at 12:40 pm #

        Indeed. I would love to hear a Kunstlercast with Ms. Webb.

    • Paula D May 8, 2024 at 11:48 am #

      They all become filthy rich. That’s enough incentive for the greedy.

      The stick might be the videos, but the carrot is enough for most.

  3. RD3 May 6, 2024 at 9:04 am #

    “Why do the non-governmental elites of this land, the managerial and thinking classes, the college presidents, the cable news producers, the corporate execs, the movie directors, the whole arts establishment. . . why do they feel compelled, for nearly a decade now, to hitch their identity and their self-respect to this fantastic train of Kafka-esque corruption, tyranny, and abuse?”

    Because they hate the real American nation. The real people. The actual citizens. The ones whose families have been here for 150+ years. Blood and soil Americans. The Middle American descendants of the people who built the country.

    • tuco22 May 6, 2024 at 9:15 am #

      I call it being blinded by the light. In the Stephen King book It, the spider gives off a luminescent light that’s called “the brights.” It hypnotizes its prey with the brights. I would suggest that’s what happened to those in question.

      • RD3 May 6, 2024 at 9:24 am #

        American elites have been this way for a long, long time, especially those of the New England variety. Leaders who appeal middle Americans, whether it be Trump, Wallace, Buchanan, Nixon, etc. will always be the most villainized because they are (purporting) to represent the interests of the people that the elites hate and wish to see eliminated.

        • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 10:05 am #

          Very good assessment RD3.

          Elites want political control to preserve their monetary power control. All they want is a serf class to “grow the food”. The middle class is a PIA to them, always trying to climb the ladder. They are a threat.

          Trump is a definite threat to this elite class.

          • OG May 6, 2024 at 10:39 am #

            JAZ,

            Do you not find it strange that the scumbags who run the USA get absolutely EVERYTHING wrong … except sending 26 bil to Israel?

          • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 11:06 am #

            It is a signature of government. The power seekers that comprise government continuously regulate to increase their power. Design by committee is their moniker. By definition, government can never by more efficient than private interests.

            Watch the High speed rail right now as an example. If the private guys maintain control, it has a chance. If the government takes over, forget it.

          • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 1:00 pm #

            John wants America and the World run by Capitalists. So does Biden and the WEF. There is no real conflict except in his confused mind.

            https://www.politico.com/news/2024/05/05/pro-palestinian-protests-columbia-university-funding-donors-00156135

            The people funding the protests also fund Biden – who funds Israel. If they didn’t want him doing that, he wouldn’t.

          • TPTB-USA May 6, 2024 at 1:18 pm #

            ““Our grantees in all three portfolios support a broad range of policy ideas—some align with the Biden administration’s agenda and others conflict. This complexity is part and parcel of our nonpartisan work,” said Sarah Edkins, the fund’s communications director, in a statement.”

            “Red Guard” Kabuki.

          • RD3 May 6, 2024 at 1:20 pm #

            “The people funding the protests also fund Biden – who funds Israel. If they didn’t want him doing that, he wouldn’t.”

            Yes. And while The Tribe is playing all sides at once, like always, they are using the “protests” they are paying for to rush bills through state houses all over the country that will criminalize “anti-Semitism,” open-endedly defined as “words Jews don’t like.”

          • RD3 May 6, 2024 at 1:21 pm #

            In fact, the entire point of the “protests” is to enact ever-more Draconian speech codes that will be used against middle Americans.

        • Mac May 6, 2024 at 10:55 am #

          RD- Don’t forget Andrew Jackson. Will we ever have another President who destroys the Central Bank?

          • RD3 May 6, 2024 at 11:01 am #

            No. They’re all creatures of the central bank, now.

        • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 11:14 am #

          There is a secret cabal of old families who control all of the real wealth of the world. The Rothschild, Rockefellers, Morgans and Chases. Not the Bushes or the Clintons. I’m talking about centuries old kind of money that passes through their posterities through generations. They intermarry and few there be that enter their social circles. These secret combinations are what control everything. They control it all from the darkness, permitting the Clintons, Bushes and Trumps to distract the populations while the real money has their way with us.

          There are none to expose the secret combinations.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 6, 2024 at 1:44 pm #

            Not all Joos. There’s some really WASPiness in there.

            Nobody talks about the WASPs anymore, do they?

          • RD3 May 6, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

            WASPs birth-controlled and aborted themselves out of existence.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 6, 2024 at 2:03 pm #

            They are why abortion became illegal in the first place. The peasants were out-breeding them.

            It doesn’t matter to them if the poor relations don’t have progeny, so long as they have any offspring at all to leave their money to.

        • hortonz May 6, 2024 at 11:41 am #

          Are the New England elites in anyway related to the Laurentian elites in Central Canada? I get the feeling they’re all inbred.

          • RD3 May 6, 2024 at 12:22 pm #

            No. They’re descended from the kooks and fanatics who indulged in every whim and fancy that came about in the Colonial and early American days. The type of people that pivoted from abolitionism, to conjuring spirits, to women’s suffrage, to prohibition, to bizarre medical theories, to all the various religious fanaticism that swept west across the burned over district of New York.

        • loosethedogs May 6, 2024 at 12:50 pm #

          See also the Pilgrim’s Society and Tavistock Institute.

        • Breck May 7, 2024 at 1:49 pm #

          That is what I read in H.G. Wells’ book – Anticipations of the reaction of mechanical and scientific Progress upon human Life and Thought [1901]. Note the date. He hated the middle class, although he was of that class. So this has been going on a long, long time.

    • Uncle Bob May 6, 2024 at 10:07 am #

      Woodrow Wilson despised the Constitution. His wet dream was an administrative state whereby “experts” could impose regulations on everyone and everything, regardless who won elections (which ideally would disappear because they might upset his plans). The last century has seen this idea take root and flourish, largely because government has gone from a necessary evil to the origin of all good things in the minds of Americans.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 6, 2024 at 10:48 am #

      The colleges are heavily dependent on the government to keep the Rackets that make up Higher Ed going. In multiple ways.

      • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 11:15 am #

        And they shouldn’t be. Some of them have endowments that are asl big as a small state’s entire budget.

    • Grandpa May 6, 2024 at 7:23 pm #

      ^^^ this right here. “They” not only hate us,.”they” want “us” dead. The sooner you accept that and make preparations to not get dead, the higher the likelihood of any of “us” getting to the other side of what’s going to happen.

      • benr May 7, 2024 at 6:45 am #

        Dan Bongino has a saying about not getting dead.

  4. malthuss May 6, 2024 at 9:14 am #

    War in the middle east.

    ‘Gaza has one of the highest fertility rates in the world. In fact, one of their stated goals is to “Outbreed” the Israelis.’

    How can you say there is a genocide when the population that’s supposed to be genocided is growing?

    MASSACRE IS THE TERM. Genocide is the Israelis goal.

    • OG May 6, 2024 at 10:33 am #

      What is genocide apart from massacre?

      When does massacre become genocide?

      ***
      I say tomato
      And you say tomato
      Tomato, tomato

    • JackStraw May 6, 2024 at 10:40 am #

      I think you got that backwards. Genocide is the goal of Hamas, not Israel.

      • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 11:46 am #

        Gee, OG, how come you do not jump Jackstraw like you do me?

        Probably because he says the truth, also.

        • benr May 7, 2024 at 6:46 am #

          Give it time eventually Jack Straw will bash OG’s fragile ego enough he will have to in order to save that little ego.

      • Socrates-Detroit May 7, 2024 at 10:09 pm #

        “Genocide is the goal of Hamas, not Israel”.

        Just words.

        Hamas does not have the means to commit genocide.

        Israel DOES have the means to commit genocide and is attempting to do just that.

        The objective is to expel the Palestinian Untermensch from Gaza, or better yet, get the Palestinians to leave of their “own free will”, by killing some of them, and making Gaza uninhabitable for the survivors.

        There is no real deterrent to Israeli actions (in this situation, at this time). The only impediment is public opinion–inside Israel itself, most importantly in the US, but also in other countries. It’s not very credible deterrent.

        OG got it right. Unfortunately. We will see if the Israelis succeed.

        Whether the Israelis succeed or not, the people of Gaza have paid a horrific price.

        • benr May 9, 2024 at 10:24 am #

          No not just words you dolt.

          Examine your ridiculous statement.

          Hamas wants to murder all Israelis but can’t and that is an excuse for breaking a ceasefire.

          Well, they can’t actually do it so its ok for them to murder, rape and pillage across a civilian population.
          There should be no response because it’s against international law you see.
          They should be allowed to poach young girls rape them abuse them in every way and then murder them because well Israel has no right to exist.

          Meanwhile idiots say collective punishment is against the law and about the five Americans that have been thrown in a dark hole somewhere is that not the definition of collective punishment?

          So, anything Palestinians do is OK because well they are oppressed which falls right back into the Marxist pablum of oppressed and oppressor.

    • sadlycdn May 6, 2024 at 11:58 am #

      Thats a flat out lie……Hamas needs to be taken out however and you can call it whatever you want….if that’s genocide then that would be a good thing…..Hamas is pure evil

      • TruthSeeker1986 May 6, 2024 at 12:43 pm #

        @Sadlycdn

        Like your pals over in Israel are any better than they are killing women and little kids.

      • malthuss May 6, 2024 at 1:02 pm #

        what is a lie? that there is a massacre?

        I agree w TS 86. However Israel has nukes. Not that they admit it.

        and the Sampson option.

        • TruthSeeker1986 May 6, 2024 at 2:30 pm #

          @Malthuss

          And that just makes it even worse, because of the fact they have such weapons. The Sampson option just means they’ll go full blown kill everyone mode. I don’t care how much you support a country, if they choose such a strategy there’s no way you should forgive that.
          This is why I wish they would just settle this damn dispute already so it doesn’t come down to something stupid… I Don’t care who started what first, Israel or Hamas. They need to sort this nonsense out, the rest of the world isn’t responsible for this conflict.

          But the Samson option just means they’ll gladly fuck the entire world over all because they can’t resolve the problem intelligently among themselves and their neighbors.I think a lot of people don’t take much of it seriously, they don’t think anyone will use nukes. But all it takes is for someone to get desperate enough to do so. So far the entire Middle East hasn’t chosen to gang up on Israel, they won’t even bother to do it as long as the U.S. is protecting them.

          • malthuss May 6, 2024 at 3:22 pm #

            Armageddon when? and how?

            and how many back doors does Israeli Tech have into USA
            military etc?

          • benr May 7, 2024 at 6:48 am #

            @malthus

            None because the US government long ago stopped using any tech from Israel that could have backdoors.
            Right down to even encryption software used on Government laptops.

          • Socrates-Detroit May 7, 2024 at 10:20 pm #

            @benR

            @TS1986

            Regarding “back doors” to the US….

            Why is Jonathan Pollard often referred to as the most damaging spy ever?

            He worked for Israel, not the USSR.

            I personally do not really know why Pollard was so dangerous.

            But I’ve read, and I believe it, that George Tenet, CIA director, had threatened to resign if Pollard was released from prison. (Pollard had a life sentence, but eventually he WAS released. All our Zionist friends will be please to know he is free today, living in Israel).

            From military.com

            When Jonathan Pollard was convicted of espionage in 1987, he became the first American to go to jail for life for passing secrets to a U.S. ally. The top-secret information Pollard passed on to Israel is so vast and damaging, the complete list of files is itself top secret. He was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.

            There are few things both liberals and conservatives agree on these days, but keeping Pollard in prison for the rest of his life was one of them. Yet, he was released in 2015 and quickly made his way to Israel — where he received a hero’s welcome.

            So, the “evil Obama”, whom Netenyahu humilitiated while addressing a joint session of Congress, freed this vile rodent, who really should have served 30 years in prison and then been executed.

          • benr May 9, 2024 at 10:00 am #

            @sd

            Because people are ignorant?
            The worst spies in US history gave nuclear secrets away to the Communist Russians.

            history.com/news/atomic-bomb-soviet-spies

  5. Clarksonfarms May 6, 2024 at 9:15 am #

    Excellent summation and supposision, JHK.

    I picture a caricature of Trump (with mean expression) holding a lighter to a big package of dynamite.

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  6. NickelthroweR May 6, 2024 at 9:29 am #

    I’ll tell you exactly how this all happened. Money.

    See, I watched the American people shut down my business and demand that I be denied medical care and thrown in a concentration camp in exchange for a $600 check and some free Dunkin Donuts.

    Haven’t you noticed that the public officials prosecuting Trump somehow have millions if not tens of millions of dollars in their bank accounts? If the likes of Chomsky would choose to deny me food because some crisis actors dressed up as nurses and posted videos on TikTok, imagine what they’d dual passport holders would do for millions.

    You guys need to realize that it is time to go Galt.

    • tuco22 May 6, 2024 at 9:40 am #

      That, unfortunately, is the American electorate and the people they support. They don’t think anything of their “elected representatives” becoming millionaires in a few short years on their public servant salaries. They think it’s normal. That’s what you’re dealing with.

      • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 11:18 am #

        AOC, a barista at a local bar. Now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and probably millions.

        Nobody gives a shit.

        We should have a congress that meets once every two years for one month to approve a budget.

        We should also have a Congress composed of thousands of seats to better “represent the people” with smaller districts.

        Make Congress a full time career and the rats like AOC get rich and spend their time working to ensure they keep their cushy jobs. A full time legislature is the scourge of our time.

        Nobody gives a shit.

        • malthuss May 6, 2024 at 3:23 pm #

          she is a 2 fer–female and brown skinned.

          • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 4:57 pm #

            And somewhat attractive, that is until she smiles and her horse teeth expose themselves.

          • benr May 7, 2024 at 6:49 am #

            No, she loses that attractive appeal when she opens her mouth and the stupid flows out for all to hear.

      • Watcher May 6, 2024 at 1:26 pm #

        Anyone without a solid footing is ample ground for the flourishing of much fungus. The mob is everywhere and nowhere. The fall of the republic in Star Wars happens to be quite the anecdote to what we see unfolding before our eyes.

        Virtually every element is in parallel:

        -Corruption of the banks.

        -Corruption of the senate.

        -Crescendo of total war.

        -Sinister cabal with bottomless well of influence.

        -Core segment of population that feeds on fear; that defers their own fear by projecting it on others. Once realized, this behavior becomes mass forming. The mob rises.

        In both situations, the enemy has infiltrated and controls the opposition to drive the solution.

        A very Satan-like strategy. It prevails even upon fantasy-fiction. When one’s eyes are open, it can be seen everywhere. The warnings are blaring like the klaxon over a hull breech. Seal the blast doors now. Save the ship. It is not for the vessel itself, but for what it contains.

        “I am the Senate”.

        Funny thing, mobs. They can be unpredictable and appear out of nowhere. One mob may suddenly find it is not the only participant in the contest.

        • messianicdruid May 7, 2024 at 9:01 am #

          Thank You for recognizing and laying out the strategy’s origin.

    • OG May 6, 2024 at 10:30 am #

      “dual passport holders”?

      Whatever do you mean?

    • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 1:05 pm #

      Money is their god. And if you are a business owner, it may well be yours as well. It’s all most people really care about. People rave about the rich, but desperately want to be one of them.

      You at least took steps to become one of the rich by offering a service. As opposed to just trying to tear other people down and take their stuff.

      If you eschew the dream of vast wealth and just want to be independent, that is far better still.

      • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 4:20 pm #

        Yes, Jarek, money is their God. That’s all they care about. That’s what they worship. They never have enough of it. Their want for more it will never be satisfied.

        For the LOVE of money is the root of ALL evil.

        • Anthea May 7, 2024 at 11:14 am #

          You have to remember what money is: It is a future claim against the labor of others. If you have five bucks, that means that, at some future time of your choosing, you have a claim against five bucks’ worth of labor from others. You might redeem this claim by exchanging it for a cup of coffee, or for a sack of potatoes. Or you might save it or invest it.

          So, extrapolating from there, if you have billions of dollars, you have an immense claim on the labor of many other people.

          Money is really a little piece of paper (or some pixels on a screen) conferring the right to others’ labor. Where the arrangement is involuntary, it is a relationship of slavery.

          Where the relationship is voluntary, money is a kind of utility or bookkeeping mechanism. It actually makes your labor more valuable, by making it fungible. (I think I’m using the word “fungible” correctly here.) E.g., if you grow a bushel of tomatoes, you can’t readily exchange it for a pot roast and fixin’s, but if you convert it to money, you can use it to buy just about anything you want: gasoline, new tires, a pedicure, a few bottles of wine, a pair of shoes, a restaurant dinner, etc.

          • messianicdruid May 7, 2024 at 12:39 pm #

            Will vote inflation make my vote worth less [ worthless?! ]?

          • Breck May 7, 2024 at 1:56 pm #

            “Where the arrangement is involuntary, it is a relationship of slavery”.

            The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek.

          • Jarek May 9, 2024 at 12:43 pm #

            That’s right, Anthea. People with the most money are the most moral because they worked the hardest. We should all try to be rich and moral.

            As long as people can work for which ever rich person they want, what are they complaining about? Ingrates!

            You don’t have to buy Bounty. You can buy some other paper towel. Freedom!

  7. Uncle.Al May 6, 2024 at 9:34 am #

    (20,000 illegals/day)(365.24 days/year)(3 years) = 21.9 million illegals. What about those 50,000/day days?

    Add babies from folks with free room, board, food, medical, dental, phone…plus $1000.month tax-free forever.: $1+ trillion/year money laundered and disappeared, supermarket shelves empty, no street safely walked, no university safely attended, no cinema not oozing DEI sewage.

    Petroleum and coal shuttered, land and sea transportation crippled, farming crippled, livestock mass-infected and slaughtered.

    Has anybody seen a can of frozen orange juice lately? How is the California $multi-billion bullet train to nowhere doing?
    *WHAT WAS BUILT BACK BETTER?*

    • tuco22 May 6, 2024 at 9:42 am #

      But hey, it’s historic, didn’t you know? Didn’t you know that this is the first step in catapulting the US into the transportation future?

    • tuco22 May 6, 2024 at 9:48 am #

      The idea is to destroy what’s there to rebuild it the way they want it to be.

      • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 10:15 am #

        Tuco22

        I first noticed JHK in 2008 when he was on a news program talking about the need for RRs to offset the effects of peak oil.

        IMHO, high speed passenger rail, separate from the freight side, is a definite need to offset very dangerous sky’s that exist now.

        Private sector only though. Connections between high density areas, eg LA to Vegas, LA to San Francisco, Houston to Dallas. Miami to Orlando, or DC to Boston should be the first attempts with fill in routes as the technology proves itself.

        If it does? No government involvement as that will quadruple the cost.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 6, 2024 at 10:52 am #

          How are they going to keep the passengers safe from the Newcomers?

          Even Japan has had attacks on trains.

          • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 11:08 am #

            Same way as the airlines???

        • Paula D May 6, 2024 at 8:55 pm #

          Yeah, private is always best, says John.

          I ran across this comment that made me think of this.

          “Latvian state railways are asking to be exempted from sanctions to able to buy parts from Russia and Belarus for their trains.

          The ironic thing here is most regional and commuter passenger trains in the USSR were made in the Latvian SSR, at the legendary RVR factory.
          These trains were the backbone of Soviet urban networks, exported all over the communist bloc and still heavily used by post soviet countries, Latvia included.
          After independence, Latvia was quick to privatize and dismantle the plant, and now they can’t even repair the trains they used to build.”

        • Yirgach May 8, 2024 at 3:21 pm #

          From my experience (I have a degree in Transportation Engineering) there are two problems with building/running High Speed mass transit in the US. One is the low population density outside major urban areas, the other is the structure of local, state and federal government, in particular planning and zoning laws.

          If you look at places where HS transit is actually implemented, like the UK, France or China, those countries don’t have those peksy zoning and planning laws or such low population density as the US. They just layout the most efficient routes possible and go ahead and build them. The other thing they don’t have are governments controlled by representatives funded by lobbyists.

          Back in the late 70’s, I served on a committee which was analyzing high speed rail for Ohio. The cost came to over $4 Billion and would take 15 – 20 years to complete. It was the largest public works project ever proposed in the US. They were promoting a bond issue as a quicker cheaper alternative connections between city access centers. My advice was that a lot of future travel would be replaced by better telecommunications like video conferencing and even shopping. They laughed at my ideas. The bond issue eventually went down in flames and guess who’s still laughing…

    • MiTurn May 6, 2024 at 9:48 am #

      Build a better nation from the scraps of the current one. Be proactive, not reactive, and prepare now. Like-minded states need to develop and employ an alternative currency that is legal tender only in those states (this is legal btw), in order to preserve as much of their industries and farmers as possible.

      Try to control the flow of events through thoughtful anticipation. Think of it as planning for the inevitable divorce. What once was is no longer; can’t bring it back; so move on, with due diligence.

      Protect what you got, monitor your borders, and build a military from your own citizens.

      But to wait and hope for the best means to be a victim of circumstances. Think of it as an insurance policy. You put money into it, all the while hoping you never need to use it. But you’re very glad it’s there when you do need it!

      • RD3 May 6, 2024 at 10:14 am #

        Because California is so populous, it effectively controls regulations related to a wide variety of goods and services. Cars and appliances have to be built to California environmental standards, etc. This is part of the reason everything is so overly expensive. Texas, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, etc. should band together in a “Red State Alliance” and refuse to allow items built to California standards to be sold in their states. Force the manufacturers to build products without the preposterous regulations that California places on them. This could be a first step towards driving a wedge between Red and Blue states.

        • Anthea May 8, 2024 at 7:38 am #

          @ RD3:

          Thank you for this information. I didn’t know that many of these regulation originate in California. I think there are many more that originate with the federal government, which also should be elimated.

          There is no reason why we can’t have affordable cars in the US–as I have read are available in other countries. I think many people would be happy to buy a car about like a 1955 Chevy, with no “bells and whistles” but a radio. (I could do without the radio.) Even the 1955 Chevy had a heater.

      • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 10:22 am #

        The military, before the MIC, was based on state militias. WW1 was manned with local and state militias. WW2 changed it. Amendment 2 is based on militia control of the military.

        States were very concerned about federal control of the military, hence the emphasis on state militias. The Civil War units were state based.

        Remnants are the National Guard, which could be formed up PDQ. Abbott already has confronted DC with the National Guard.

        • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

          The National Guard is no longer under the control of the Governors. They are just locally stationed federal troops. Encamped enemies in other words.

      • So many liars May 6, 2024 at 10:53 am #

        Red & Blue states are an oversimplification of reality. The truth is that every state is purple. Every city and town is purple. Every neighborhood is purple. Many families are purple.

        However it happens, it will be ugly and painful and divisive. Brother again brother, husband against wife, father against son, neighbor against neighbor.

        State-level leadership and courage are needed to help us through the turmoil ahead.

        • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 1:10 pm #

          Nay, every heart! The needs of the individual vs the needs of the group. Groups are made up of individuals and individuals need groups. This is where you start, not with Libertarian fantasies of ultimate independence.

      • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 11:21 am #

        MiTurn, you said:

        “Like-minded states need to develop and employ an alternative currency that is legal tender only in those states”

        Many states have. Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, South Dakota and New Hampshire already have a currency called the “Goldback.”

        Google “goldback” and see what some states are doing.

        • MiTurn May 6, 2024 at 4:29 pm #

          Cankerpuss,

          Interesting concept. My son bought a clutch of them as a novelty, so I’ve seen them. They could be the model for a new currency, but I doubt if the company manufacturing these specifically could produce enough if needed. But who knows.

          But the very fact that they exist, and that states have made them legal tender, shows that many are thinking the same thoughts. This is the world we live in right now.

    • benr May 7, 2024 at 6:51 am #

      The train to nowhere?
      I believe they gave up billions of dollars over budget and out of money.

      The new boondoggle is Los Angeles to Las Vegas bullet train.

      No one learns.

      But progress!

  8. sadlycdn May 6, 2024 at 9:43 am #

    It’s called communism, but a more environmentally friendly kind that’s mostly peaceful…..this more gentle version will ruin anyone 6 ways to Sunday but still keep the soul of the Nation intact

  9. rudyspeaks May 6, 2024 at 9:43 am #

    Rather than comment on the article’s theme, may I ask folks to consider HOW we discuss these issues? Specifically, the term “the Left”… which, I’d contend, does not even exist in America. I see references to the MSM Press and the Democratic Party as being “the Left”…yikes! The Press in America is owned by 5 groups of Billionaires (notorious Bolsheviks). Further, the 5 are Comcast and 4 Right wing families (Murdochs, Luces, Disneys and Redstones). Every war since WW2 has started with a US government Lie, which the press amplified, disseminated, but, most importantly, made sure all public discussion (editorial pages, TV political discussions [e.g. “Face the Nation”]) of the lie’s truth or relevance would be tightly controlled:Only a known stable of sychophantic catamites of the Rich are allowed to participate. This “liberal press” also famously buried Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign! But alluding to the DNC as “the Left” is, possibly, worse! A group of insider-trading millionaires, sending Billions of taxpayer dollars to a pair of fascist nations, funding Genocide, killing all attempts at Health Care reform, over-funding the War Department (sorry, “defense”…ha!)…howTF is this, in any way, “Left”? The terms come from the 1780’s French Senate…the only issue was income, high Gini coefficient or more equality… no Gun Control, Abortion access or gender confusion. Oh yeah…”communism” has a real meaning, too!

    • tuco22 May 6, 2024 at 9:52 am #

      No, it shouldn’t be called “left.” It’s more accurate to call it Marxist.

      • MiTurn May 6, 2024 at 10:17 am #

        And call a spade a spade: in regards to human sexuality their ideology is the normalization of perversion.

    • devnickle May 6, 2024 at 10:02 am #

      The Murdoch’s and Disney aren’t the left? Has the virus infected you too? ALL of the crap happening now is from the Marxist Democrat Left.

      • rudyspeaks May 6, 2024 at 10:25 am #

        Your post is exactly what I’m talking about! “Marxist Democrats”? Name ONE “Marxist” proposal or law. The Dems haven’t even changed Reagan’s tax laws! HowTF does Congress let Billionaires pay lower income tax rates than working people? Fox news endorsed the Iraq War, echoing back all the Bush administration garbage…howTF is that “Left”? In shallow US political dialogue, “Marxist” (or “communist”) means “pooty-head”! It’s not adult dialogue, it’s playground epithets…the opposite of reason.

      • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 10:35 am #

        The Left moniker came from France. Their national legislature was divided with the rebellious groups on the Left side.

        The Left today is the liberal group, liberal being those that think that the answer to problems is to change something, anything. To be able to do that they must have control of the society, hence socialism. To control they must propagandize. Hence their drive to control the media. A capitalistic society is an anathema to them, not enough control. To make the changes they desire, tax and spend is the answer to everything.

        So the Left is the side of control, socialism, manipulation and the enemy of individual rights and responsibility.

        The Left is also self fulfilling, as the socialism grows and starts shaping the populace under its control, the people’s mindset becomes more dependent. The snowball grows quickly.

        BTW, the BIG CHANGE in the USA was the Great Depression and WW2, where we changed from a right to center nation to a Leftist leaning nation to answer all those problems then. Eisenhower fought the MIC, left us with warnings about it, JFK tried to control the MIC and failed. The newly minted infant Deep State took care of business, then again with Nixon.

    • Uncle Bob May 6, 2024 at 10:37 am #

      I don’t think the Luces had kids, so it’s doubtful they still run Time, etc. Redstone and Murdoch are both Democrats, and Murdoch’s sons are, in fact, leftist agitators with shitloads of money — sort of like Soros without the ballast if having helped kill other Jews.

    • Paula D May 6, 2024 at 11:15 am #

      I know you think you’re being sarcastic, Rudy, when you laugh that billionaires could be called Bolsheviks, but remember where you are.

      Most of the people commenting here believe in Bolshevik Billionaires.

      Absurd, but true.

      • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 1:16 pm #

        Who funded the so called Russian Revolution? Things like that take a lot of money, right Paula? Communist posters and agit-prop aside, workers with hammers and farmers with mattocks aren’t going to get anywhere but dead.

        The West backed Mao too. Simple fact. That may not have worked out for them, but it what they did so they thought it would at the time.

        Russia is now nationalist (fascist) and China is now National Socialist, extolling the Chinese race/nation. Glory!

    • Q. Shtik May 6, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

      If the New York Times isn’t LEFT I don’t know what is.

      • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 1:17 pm #

        Yes, they backed the Bolshies just like Paula does.

  10. devnickle May 6, 2024 at 9:58 am #

    “my old ex-friends” I’ve got a bunch of those too, including a brother. It’s the hive-mind virus in action. These people have lost all touch with reality, and the sense of right and wrong.

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  11. RocketDoc May 6, 2024 at 10:22 am #

    That is the operative phrase, late in the game…..

    As 20,000 new apartments are being built in my formerly mid-size Alabama town, it is hard to feel that collapse is imminent. Awash in gobs of money for real estate investing, we know something wicked this way comes but like belief in the Second Coming, the hour is unknown. For the last 4 years I have considered that the best preparation for collapse is spending the retirement money that is supposed to carry me into a nursing home in my late 80’s. Probably not prudent but I long ago forswore 40 acres and a mule on a self-sufficient farm.

    So, forming a community of some size is the only option. To achieve that requires in my mind an independent monetary system. Call it neighborhood bucks or something grander. The future of digital currency is coming. Gold may have a greater value but would be in danger of being irrelevant. No system of being able to utilize it would make it only a barter item. Food coops with alternative payment systems are required for freedom. If you don’t want to have to do what you’re told, you will need monetary/food independence.

    My small revolutionary act is to force the acceptance of cash. I am no lawyer but if you offer to pay for a good in legal money (and it is not accepted) then the debt is considered paid. So if a credit card transaction is required which is more and more common these days, then an act of protest is to pay in cash. If it is not accepted then leave the payment and walk out with the goods. Do you think you will be arrested for paying in cash? When everything becomes pay in advance this will become more difficult but to protest the cashless society is important. Remember you are not paying with a credit card, you are asking permission to pay…..

    • RD3 May 6, 2024 at 10:27 am #

      The note at the bottom of the dollar bill reads: “Legal Tender for All Debts, Public and Private”

      In your scenario, the merchant should be arrested for refusing cash. If a large company refuses to allow you to pay in cash, say for a cable or cell phone bill, the CEO should be led away in handcuffs.

      • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 10:39 am #

        Yep. Look to California where cashless is becoming standard quickly. They are a bellwether for the country. Maybe this will become a major reason for dissolution?

      • RocketDoc May 6, 2024 at 12:25 pm #

        Unlikely that. Starbucks in my town says no $50s or $100s. Perhaps they don’t want to make change for a $2.79 cup of coffee but if you had a mind to be ornery, you could consider buying 3 lattes for $16, offering the $50, and then walking out with the goods when they refused payment. Could be aggravating paying a lawyer to fight Starbucks though if you were arrested…..

        • Yirgach May 8, 2024 at 3:47 pm #

          Don’t they still arrest people in Alabama?

          BTW, do you live in Huntsville?

    • Beryl of Oyl May 6, 2024 at 10:54 am #

      Expect those apartments to fill up with Africans and other Third world immigrants.

      • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 11:13 am #

        That si why they are being built.

        Every time I see a new complex being built, it reminds me of all the movies about the Soviet Union during the Cold War, all those dreary, run down apartment complexes they had.

      • BackRowHeckler May 6, 2024 at 11:52 am #

        Around these parts they’re filling up with Chinese and South Asian immigrants. They’re only one bedroom apartments, but you can pack a lot of Chinese and Indians ‘Newcomers’ into a one bedroom apartment.

        • RD3 May 6, 2024 at 12:02 pm #

          Years ago I rented an ice shanty in Northern Michigan for a long weekend. There were six of us in the shanty and it was tight. I would never try to pack more than 4 in there again. The owner told me that the winter before Chinese guys rented the shanty for a weekend and 19 of them slept in it. No lie.

      • RocketDoc May 6, 2024 at 12:09 pm #

        Sadly, I do. Subsidies for new arrivals to pay the investment companies back. Win-win for fintech…Lose-lose for community.

      • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 12:11 pm #

        In my community an apartment complex was purchased by a Non-profit to house polynesians. This area has a real problem with Tongan and Samoan gangs. Now they are coming to my community.

        Beryl is right.

        • TruthSeeker1986 May 6, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

          @Cankerpuss

          I haven’t seen Tongan and Samoan gangs since the 1990s…I remember how they use to be all over the neighborhood I lived in back then. I even knew a few of them and went to school with some. They weren’t all in gangs but a lot of them were.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 6, 2024 at 1:48 pm #

            Big enough to constitute a gang all by themselves.

          • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 4:26 pm #

            They are rampant in northern Utah. Always in the news and 50% of the time one of those in the new store is named “Sione” which, I believe, is Samoan for “Zion.”

            I don’t consider myself to be a racist individual. I try really hard to treat everyone the way I wish to be treated, with respect and dignity. But I admit I have a hard time with polynesians. They are rude. Loud. Boisterous. They won’t move for me in the grocery store aisle. They are usually morbidly obese or huge people. Their children run amok while the parents ignore them. It’s a different culture to say the least. I wish they would stay in the Pacific islands where they and their culture are best suited.

          • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 4:26 pm #

            TS1986, their gangs are awful. Extremely violent and dangerous.

          • Yirgach May 8, 2024 at 3:56 pm #

            I have a friend who lives near Olympia WA. They discovered the hard way that if you need to visit an ER on Wednesdays, then don’t go. The ER will be filled with Samoans, whole families sleeping in the hallways, etc. As one health care worker told him, they look at it like a village get together for free health care.

    • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 1:18 pm #

      Yep. Use it or lose it.

  12. oldandtired May 6, 2024 at 10:22 am #

    JHK: The epic failure of these mighty efforts, and the humiliation entailed, has lately driven this vast bureaucratic cabal — collectively styled as “the blob” — to a stage of abject desperation that looks a lot like insanity.

    “ insanity defined legally is a mental state leading to a diminished capacity to understand the consequences of their actions.”

    A Columbian judge places a gag order on a candidate for President. A Cuban allows the Southern boarder to remain wide open for a continuing invasion of the USA.

    The psychopathy of this cabal that created this unprecedented circumstance is now angling for the ultimate legal defense?

    You can’t swing a dead cat over your head in this country without hitting a Manchurian Candidate.

  13. JustinMoab May 6, 2024 at 10:25 am #

    “Most of my old ex-friends are riding the same ideological bus. You have to wonder: how did the likes of “Joe Biden,” Merrick Garland, Liz Cheney, Adam Schiff, Christopher Wray, Fani Willis, Anthony Fauci, Klaus Schwab, and Bill Gates become their heroes? ”

    Rhetorical question? It took a while to figure out, but it isn’t Trump they hate. It’s people like me who do not bow before them. They came for me with fangs bared when I refused their magic shot. That’s when it all made sense. Everything they’ve done since, and everything they’d done for a long time before, was of the same vein. They hate us. They want us gone. Perhaps because we have the one thing they will never have, which is to say, a soul.

    • MiTurn May 6, 2024 at 10:31 am #

      “It’s people like me who do not bow before them.”

      Mordecai before Haman. See the Book of Esther in the OT — a quick read. Let’s hope for a similar outcome.

      • So many liars May 6, 2024 at 10:59 am #

        Ever notice the similarity between “Haman” and “Hamas”?

        The story of Esther is the story of averting an October 7 event.

      • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

        Deuteronomy 20:16

        This is how you are to treat all the cities that are far away from you and do not belong to the nations nearby. 16However, in the cities of the nations that the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, you must not leave alive anything that breathes. 17For you must devote them to complete destruction—the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites—as the LORD your God has commanded you,…

        Jarek: Yes, as opposed to this high moral standard, right? Israel IS living up to its religion and god…..

        But it is not our religion and god, thank God. So many liars!

        • Watcher May 6, 2024 at 2:39 pm #

          Agree or disagree, the bible does offer more clarity on the problem illustrated.

          There is a supernatural element to the equation that is explored and recalled all over the Old Testament. The central questions at hand:

          Who are the benei’ elohim in Genesis 6? What did they do that precipitated the flood? Why were the people groups listed above linked to the nephilim, anakim, and rephaim?

          The other ancient texts tell the same general tale. That gods from the sky came down and mingled with humanity, creating hybrid groups. There are versions of this in dozens of cultures. Sky serpents. Anunaki. Gregori. Watchers. Sons of god. Angels.

          It is too ubiquitous to be random. In most of these stories these supernatural beings are portrayed as the good guys. The bible takes the other path. It takes up the position as the polemic.

          Something else interesting. Most cultures of the world also believe there were real giants. Hostile. They were many accounts of them being consumed along with their livestock by these things.

          This is open source information. Native American tribes witnessed it. Bone discoveries were reported all over the United States in the last two centuries. Bones have been reported all over the world, especially in parts of Europe, Mediterranean islands, Pacific Islands, and the American continents.

          The bottom line is that the story outlines a far larger picture than the simple, “Group A will extinguish Groups B,C,D,E, and F because…it is commanded.” The story is paralleled in the ancient world many times over and persists in oral tradition with native cultures today.

          Take it for what it is. Hard evidence will never be found in the time when it would make a difference. Evil never disappoints with the ability to conceal within the hem of its adversary’s robe.

          If one discounts the supernatural, then the world will make little sense without the narrative provided by the cabal. This is why so many cannot escape its grasp.

          • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 4:55 pm #

            “That gods from the sky came down and mingled with humanity, creating hybrid groups.”

            Now you are getting into ancient aliens and all that kind of stuff.

            The prophet Elijah was taken from the Earth in a “chariot of fire.”

            What the hell was the Ark of the Covenant? A weapon of powerful alien technology?

            How was Christ conceived without the DNA of a father? Perhaps Mary was a higher being, an alien.

            How did Christ work the miracles he did? Alien technology?

            The question does beg to be discussed.

          • Jarek May 7, 2024 at 12:08 am #

            The Watchers – the guys with the huge heads that go way back? Brains the size of 2000 cc? Some of the Pharaohs were descended from these “gods”.

        • R Montanari May 6, 2024 at 8:21 pm #

          Jarek, verse 18. Otherwise they will teach you to follow all the detestable things they do in worshipping their gods, and you will sin against the Lord your God.

          Pick and choose verses to make your point at your own peril. See Pascal’s Wager.
          Furthermore, the state of Israel is a secular state, not religious.
          What would be your response if cartels from Mexico rolled into El Paso, killing and kidnapping claiming “their land” was stolen from them and that justifies their violence?
          The only god you worship is yourself.

          • Jarek May 7, 2024 at 12:10 am #

            Not so. The Church never accepted the Zionist claims. And most Jews didn’t used to, but they were seduced by the idea of having their own nation. Can’t blame them of course since conscious Whites want the same thing. But it is not the Israel of God according to many rabbis.

  14. Hardrock May 6, 2024 at 10:31 am #

    …..Why do the non-governmental elites of this land, the managerial and thinking classes, the college presidents, the cable news producers, the corporate execs, the movie directors, the whole arts establishment. . . why do they feel compelled, for nearly a decade now, to hitch their identity and their self-respect to this fantastic train of Kafka-esque corruption, tyranny, and abuse? How did they get owned by the blob? – JHK

    Comes down to the will to power. Some think that because of wealth, family, or knowledge, their supposed superiority entitles them to make the decisions for all.

    I think much of it can be traced back to Antonio Gramsci and the promulgation of his ideas in higher education.

    Gramsci realized the failures of Marx and Lennin; he suggested that obedience is better won from a willing partner than from a beaten and tortured subject. To achieve this obedience, he suggested that Communists must spend generations remaking society, taking away traditional touchstones of religion, family, and country. Only then would communism be able to step into the breach and proffer the “salvation” of hopeless men and women.

    So, all around, you see the fruits of this effort. Society is ravaged by a rejection of traditional values and the consequences of this rejection: lack of personal discipline and responsibility, addiction, moral decay, poverty, an uneducated and ill-informed citizenry. The bright line between good and bad now difficult to discern for a stunted populace. And, while this insidious process has unfolded over decades (and accelerated exponentially in the last few years), the unwitting pawns of the progressive movement, unknowingly follow the blueprint laid out by a frustrated Marxist written in an Italian prison during WWII – thereby sowing the seeds of their own destruction. The denouement is nigh, time to pick a side.

    Click my handle/link and search Gramsci to find more info and a link to a comprehensive discussion of him and his strategy.

    • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 10:41 am #

      You are right. Succinctly put, a country is no better than the people that comprise it.

      Socialism rots the soul of the people. In all forms.

      • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 12:14 pm #

        Spot on. A righteous people would not tolerate an unrighteous government. The government is a bright reflection of the state of the people and when the majority of the people choose evil to govern them…..amen to that people and their country.

  15. docmartin May 6, 2024 at 10:33 am #

    After JFK got whacked and LBJ sent many thousands of troops to Vietnam it became obvious to those that paid attention that it wasn’t our government any more. It has taken 60 years for half of the general public to finally “ get” it. Hopefully it’s not too little too late to salvage some of our former identity.

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    • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 10:46 am #

      You are optimistic, Doc.

      During the 60 years the Deep State has succeeded in constructing a national demographics that has destroyed the necessary individuality and entrepenuer spirit that drove the USA to what it was.

      It is a mere shadow of that today.

      BRICS++ is developing that “hunger” in its people as we watch.. All the failures there are being sent to the USA accelerating the downturn.

    • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 12:15 pm #

      It’s too late. Many living today don’t even know what happened at Pearl Harbor.

      • MiTurn May 7, 2024 at 7:49 am #

        Many young adults did not experience nor remember 9/11.

    • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 1:27 pm #

      Most couldn’t find Ukraine on a map? Most couldn’t find the United States on a map.

      • TPTB-USA May 6, 2024 at 2:15 pm #

        Many can’t even find the map.

  16. neurodoc May 6, 2024 at 10:34 am #

    I am wondering how the blob will survive after the US Corporation economy collapses, which is happening now. E.G. The federal reserve just reported that it had $948Billion in losses with capital of $51billion; that’s a 19X insolvency. The Ludwig Institute has reported that the real unemployment rate (as measured during the Reagan years, before ‘adjustments’) is 24.2%. Finally, in April, the labor dept is reporting that 43% of small businesses were unable to make their rent payment. This is a slow collapse of the USCorp economy, in YO FACE!!!

    • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 10:48 am #

      Lots of people in the know are predicting the start of the collapse in 2025 or 2025.

      Simply put, you cannot sustain this level of debt. The required tweaking to sustain it erodes with time.

    • ezinmn May 6, 2024 at 11:23 am #

      The Blob says they need more immigrants to do the jobs Americans won’t do. If I ran the joint, I’d shut down the border, and shut down transfer payments to any able-bodied person, male and female, and require them to work for their pay.

    • BackRowHeckler May 6, 2024 at 11:57 am #

      No problem, Doc. The teacher’s union in Chicago is negotiating a new contract with the City; demands amount to $50 billion! Since the current Mayor is a former member, the union is expecting a speedy settlement. $50 billion it is.

  17. sadlycdn May 6, 2024 at 10:34 am #

    One person’s Blob is another’s caviar….that thick sticky and slimey hunk of crud suddenly can be so delightful…..many folks have never had it better and would argue things are just peachy…for them its their very own perception ….believing the unbelievable can be very rewarding

  18. D from OR May 6, 2024 at 10:39 am #

    “Most of my old ex-friends are riding the same ideological bus…”

    Me too. Like many I always thought we were on the same bus – the one about freedom.

    I have discovered sadly, like many during Covid, that many of these friends and I are not aligned ideologically. In fact, I found they lacked an ideology that wasn’t some concoction delivered to them by MSM.

    The worst were the teacher friends.

    Trying to get them to explain where they stood resulted in explanations of mangled logic. I could see they weren’t just lacking an ideology they were willfully stupid and ignorant.

    I realized that in order to exist in their world they had to be that way. In fact, it was a question of safety. The real world is too scary because it means one might have to take responsibility. It is simply easier and safer to pretend nothing abnormal is going on and let other people do the thinking.

    Questioning things is normal. Why is it some people regard it as blasphemous?

    • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 10:54 am #

      Ex-friends happen because the situation becomes more dire with time. The Left leading the Deep State thinks that all the problems will go away by just providing more liquidity. The Right, “rightly” (pun intended) believes that this Left attitude is destroying the USA and the world with it.

      People went to war twice in this country to try to stop the socialists from destroying the world. The USA tried to stop the socialists during the Cold War. Is it worth fighting for, millions have thought so.

      Ex-friends is going to get worse.

      • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 1:42 pm #

        Yeah, after we gave them most of our technology and billions of dollars in aid. Anything to beat the German Nationalism that proved bankers are not needed, being just parasites.

        Thus that struggle was doomed. The Revolution began at the top, not the bottom as usually presented. Marxism is a trick, one funded by the Financial Elite.

        The conservative goofballs had fought in that war to make the world safe for Bankers. Then the losers protested what they had fought for. Dupes.

  19. Mister Roboto May 6, 2024 at 10:48 am #

    Your last paragraph pretty much summed up why I changed my t-shirt from a blue one to a red one about two and a half years ago. I’m not a MAGA Kool-Aid drinker, but Team Blue pretty much completely stepped off the Reality Bus when Trump pulled off that very narrow Electoral College victory in late 2016 and have shown no interest in getting back on it. Not that I would care if they ever did, because they did, after all, try to poison everybody by forcing that “vaccine” on everybody, and only SCOTUS justices appointed by Republican presidents stopped them.

    • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 10:57 am #

      Do remember that it was the Deep State, led by Fauci, that forced itself on us with the vaxx, first with misinformation then coercion. Blue and Red made very little difference in DC in late 2020, including Trump.

      • OG May 6, 2024 at 11:02 am #

        So … the “Deep State” gets absolutely EVERYTHING wrong … except sending 26 bil to Israel and blocking the ICC’s arrest warrant of Bibi for war crimes, right?

        Good thinking, JAZ.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 6, 2024 at 11:09 am #

          Did the ICC issue an arrest warrant for Fauci yet?

          What good are they, then?

          • OG May 6, 2024 at 11:27 am #

            Huh?

            “Unless ALL criminals are arrested, there’s no sense arresting ANY criminals.”

            Not your best work, Beryl.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 6, 2024 at 12:41 pm #

            I didn’t say anything like that, Og, and you know it.

            These genocide charges against Israel are for alleged crimes that happened since October 7, are they not?

            This sounds an awful lot like selective prosecution and not like real concern for crimes against humanity.

            So what good are they?

        • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 11:16 am #

          Your liberal bullshit slip is showing.

          • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 11:16 am #

            OG

          • OG May 6, 2024 at 11:26 am #

            Weird. I’m not liberal so how is that even possible?

            ***
            You are very difficult to have a discussion with, JAZ. I ask a simple question to further the discussion. Do you answer it? No. You attack me to avoid the uncomfortable (for you) question.

            ***
            I ask again:

            So … you think that the “Deep State” gets EVERYTHING wrong except sending 26 bil to Israel, right?

          • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 12:11 pm #

            Just about. I will put my money on Israel, anyway. Including the new canal to give the Suez boys some competition.

            You support Biden in any fashion, or the current Deep State, you trend liberal, IMO.

          • benr May 6, 2024 at 1:39 pm #

            Don’t insult liberals classic liberals are left leaning but love their country.
            Marxist aka progressives are scum.

          • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

            Ben is against periods and sentence structure. They constrain his genius!

          • Q. Shtik May 6, 2024 at 3:56 pm #

            Ben is against periods and sentence structure. They constrain his genius! – Jarek

            ==========

            OMG, so true. Hahaha. Your put-downs are so much better than mine.

          • Blackbird May 6, 2024 at 9:18 pm #

            benr, thanks for taking a stand against the demolition of the American English language – as well as rational thought.

            It is possible to be both a liberal and a conservative. And, I think, to be a true American, almost essential. To misquote the late, great, Carroll Quigley, “I think it’s a good idea to conserve the liberal values of western civilization”.

  20. sadlycdn May 6, 2024 at 10:51 am #

    Everything can become a wedge issue by design…..I found the same thing during covid with many family and friends and still do….they just don’t believe the government would or could hurt them…it really is mass psychosis

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  21. TPTB-USA May 6, 2024 at 10:59 am #

    “Things are going south fast now in our country.” ~ JHK

    … and Jackass “Joe” has only just trotted into the china shop.

    My USPS route carrier is crippled from numerous accidents since “Joe” took office, and now I hear that he is about to buried with an avalanche if university tuition refund requests.

  22. Beryl of Oyl May 6, 2024 at 11:02 am #

    One glance at those papers marked “top secret” artfully strewn on the floor at Mar-A-Lago should have told anybody all they needed to know about that documents case.

    About as ridiculous as those Patriot Front marches, but people still pretend to believe in those too.

    BTW I believe I recall RFK Jr. stating “this looks serious” about those charges against President Trump.

    Now that he has had more time to become informed, has he made a reassessment?

    He’s not going to be able to clean up corruption if he doesn’t recognize it when it’s staring him in the face.

    • Uncle Bob May 6, 2024 at 10:08 pm #

      He’s probably been told he’ll end up like his Daddy and Uncle Jack if he steps out of line with the agenda.

  23. Beryl of Oyl May 6, 2024 at 11:13 am #

    “Judge Aileen Cannon”’.

    Hmm. Aileen sounds like a girl’s name. One of those people who shouldn’t be allowed to vote, they are too emotional.

    If integrity and bravery can be considered emotions, yes she has those in spades.

    • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 11:18 am #

      Beryl, keep an eye out. The Left and especially the media are going to try to crucify her for trying to maintain an unbiased courtroom.

  24. ezinmn May 6, 2024 at 11:14 am #

    The solution to this mess is for all Patriots to shout out from their rooftops, to take a stand, to run for office, to write editorials, to get off their ass, and for God’s sake, do something, now!

    Register your friends, family, neighbors to vote; and get them to the ballot box. Figure out who your local Patriots are. Hint: It’s not the establishment Republicans and none of the democrats. And it’s not RFK.

    This isn’t going to be a year or two battle, but a multi-decade effort to take back America from the monied interests within the Republican Party, the democrat party cabal, the World Economic Forum supporting our demise, and the Chinese Communist Party intent on dominating the world.

    JHK understands the problem and is an American Patriot. We need everyone to do what they are here for, to save our freedom and liberty.

    • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 11:21 am #

      The population s growing with the imports, the “newcomer” socialists. I agree with you to support the MAGA patriots in all ways possible, but am afraid that it is swimming upstream.

    • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 1:50 pm #

      Will you stand with the young White man who made ape noises at an obese, female Black student?

      Only then are you are a Man of the People. It was unwise and unkind? Of course. That’s not question: Will you stand with him or allow him to be destroyed?

      • TPTB-USA May 6, 2024 at 2:26 pm #

        Jarek, you have to be a Bot. Either that, or a trans-human prototype.

        Fess-up. Which is it?

        • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 2:44 pm #

          Why? Do you stand with your people or not? Blacks insult Whites all the time. Whites are supposed to accept it. The Elite do. They obviously like it.

          How bout you?

          • TPTB-USA May 6, 2024 at 3:03 pm #

            In short order you pepper the message board with your knowledge.

          • Mac May 7, 2024 at 10:50 am #

            Nearly every ad on TV is now insulting

  25. sadlycdn May 6, 2024 at 11:27 am #

    Judge Juan Merchan would love to get Trump into the slammer and let the paper sheets do their job, while the secret service is on ……..lunch break………

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    • Beryl of Oyl May 6, 2024 at 12:42 pm #

      “The last thing I want to do is put you in jail. You are the former president of the United States and possibly the next president as well.”

      Sure it is, Judge.

  26. JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 11:28 am #

    Two Israeli items.

    1. Biden has cut off the arms to Israel as they prepare to clean out Ratha. Bibis reaction is that they will take care of business by themselves if necessary. IMHO, Biden will rescind. The MIC will rebel. BTW, Israel is trying to move the civilians out of the region before the offensive.

    2. Money tracing is showing that high level Biden contributors are supporting the student “protests”. It is reported that Soros supported the agitators to the tune of $7000 to set everything up.

    • stelmosfire May 6, 2024 at 12:07 pm #

      7G’s?? I doubt that would even buy a round of Caramel Macchiato’s ® for the UCLA encampment.

      • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 12:14 pm #

        Ha, good point. I wonder if that is just income for the agitator. The point though is that he is spending money to divide the USA.

    • ezinmn May 6, 2024 at 12:21 pm #

      An interesting article today in the WSJ suggesting that Israel should locate its defensive shield manufacturing to Gaza. Sort of like a Marshall Plan for the Palestinian people.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 6, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

      They don’t want Israel to end this too quickly, as that will eliminate the excuse to build that pier thing that is not and never was about food.

      It’s been over six months. We still haven’t heard anything that makes sense about how this possibly was allowed to happen (the attacks) or how on Earth it went on for so long.

    • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 1:52 pm #

      Paula said it wouldn’t happen! Are you saying Paula is wrong? You dare much, compadre.

      • Paula D May 6, 2024 at 2:45 pm #

        You are SO dishonest, Jarek.

        I said that I am frequently wrong about my predictions, and that I didn’t remember making a prediction about Rafah, but that I thought it would be a PR disaster if Israel went through with it.

        Then you claimed that I said I was frequently wrong, leaving out the part about predictions.

        Now you ignore all of that, and throw out a straw man.

        Dishonest.

        • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 7:20 pm #

          Your little lyin’ mind! You said you didn’t Bibi would do it.

          On another occasion you admitted you were wrong a lot. But you still haven’t admitted your colossal errors anent Yugoslavia.

  27. OG May 6, 2024 at 12:12 pm #

    Evolution:

    From: “The system’s broken! It must be fixed!”

    To: “The system is working exactly as intended. It must be destroyed.”

    • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

      Wow, OG, I sat back and thought on that for a moment.

      I think you are right.

      The first indicates accidental chaotic process that must be fixed, the second the intentional corruption of the system in the pursuit of power.

      That choice always ends up in bloody destruction.

      It also supports the crisis development of the Fourth Turning, that destruction of one side causing the crisis must be accomplished to move into the New first turning.

      • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 12:20 pm #

        The Fourth Turning was aimed at the USA and globalists. I say that every “family”, ethnic dispute has its own history of The Fourth Turning.

      • OG May 6, 2024 at 12:33 pm #

        the intentional corruption of the system in the pursuit of power.

        Worse. The system was always engineered by the powerful. It’s been Satanic since Babylon.

        • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

          What about “God’s” injunction to kill everything that breathes in Deuteronomy? That God has nothing to do with Christ. Satan got into parts of the Old Testament.

          • OG May 6, 2024 at 2:44 pm #

            That is an interesting line of thought.

            ***
            I, personally, believe that God could wipeout most of mankind but then, later, send His son to save the survivors’ descendants. It could be the same God but that’s just me.

          • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 4:36 pm #

            OG, God did wipe out humanity in the great flood. How many millions or billions were drowned, not including the animal life.

            Did God command the Israelites to wipe out the Caananites? you bet God did. The Caananites were idol worshipers and practiced human sacrifice.

            After the Israelites worshiped the golden calf God commanded Moses and his men to kill those who were unrepentant. Thousands of Gods “chosen” people perished and the rest were doomed to wander in the desert for 40 years.

            Moses smacked a rock instead of speaking to it and was forbidden to enter the “promised land” after 40+ years of working to get the people there.

            I don’t believe God to be a benevolent loving old grandfather like many churches teach him to be (including the church I have limited contact with).

            God says himself in the Bible that he is a jealous God. God breathes out threats of violence against the wicked and those who mock him. Christ himself spoke horrific words regarding mill stones and oceans when referring to those who harm children.

            I do believe that God is a JUST God and that God cannot deny the laws of justice. Just as in Old Testament times, God will eventually be required to answer the demands of justice and bring peace back to a ruined world. Hence the second coming of one Jesus Christ and something about the wicked being turned into stubble.

            God gets pissed and that means he or it ain’t always kind and sweet.

          • messianicdruid May 6, 2024 at 5:24 pm #

            Try this on: the g-o-d [ one who makes rules for others ] that supposedly appeared to Abram was/is an imposter. The southern tribes accepted it because of its promises. The northern tribes did not.

          • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 7:21 pm #

            Do you really believe this, Messi? Amazing if true, eh? But it would explain much.

          • messianicdruid May 6, 2024 at 8:02 pm #

            I’ve been “rightly dividing” upon it for several months. When the world stops spinning you have to reaccelerate at less than 1g.

            And you are right, it explains a lot.

            youtube.com/watch?v=5mriLEEbcP4

          • Blackbird May 6, 2024 at 9:11 pm #

            What kind of “God” kills its creation for not being perfect? Who is at fault here? The creation or the creator?

            Gotta give this point to the Gnostics.

          • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 9:47 pm #

            God creates and destroys, He is God. We hold God to human attributes, a huge mistake. We define good and evil by our standards, not God’s.

            God creates, humans turn evil, God destroys, but gives man a second chance, man corrupts again and two cities are nuked. Man thinks he is God and builds a tower, God diversifies Man with language, He tries to grow a people with Abram, loves Abram for his faith, allows the growth of the Hebrew tribe in Canaan, then they pack their bags and move to Egypt with Joseph. God sends them into slavery then again tries to rescue them with Moses after 400 years. They refuse to follow God’s word to immediately invade Canaan and end up wandering the desert for 40 years as punishment to make sure the original generation is dead, including Moses. The Golden Calf did not help much here either. God’s instruction to Joshua was to kill 100% of the resident Canaanites to remove counter religions to Himself. Joshua did not do it. The Hebrews spent long times fighting the Natives, eventually going through a period of Kings that split the group, ten tribes to the north and two to the south. The northern believed God resided there and the south believed that God resided in the Temple in Jerusalem. The people wandered to idol worship and eventually God said it was enough, and drove the northern then the southern folks into exile.

            Eventually, Jerusalem was raised up again after God allowed it to be

            To be continued.

          • Blackbird May 6, 2024 at 10:02 pm #

            God being jealous, God punishing, is – in my opinion – applying human attributes to God.

          • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 10:02 pm #

            Cont’d

            Generations of Prophets kept telling the Hebrews to stay faithful to God, but oh no, man corrupts inevitably. God says through His prophets that His messenger was coming, 700 years before Jesus was born.

            Jesus, God’s messenger on earth, sacrificed to give grace to BELIEVERS.

            Revelation ends the story in the Bible as a prophesy for the future, that man is inevitably evil and God’s final judgement is going to remove the human contagion from the earth and the faithful will dwell wit God in the New Jerusalem.

            Black bird, do not try to judge what the character of God is, we are His people and will be judged by Him. God is God and is Word is paramount.

          • Uncle Bob May 6, 2024 at 11:05 pm #

            Cankerpuss, the story of Moses being barred from the Promised Land is a bit more complicated than his just striking a rock instead of telling the rock to issue forth water. He also said to Israel, “Have *we* not brought you out of Egypt and through the wilderness?”. In that comment, made in his frustration with Israel, he elevated himself to God’s level, which is a big no-no.

            I think you have a point about the future. Church members can’t wait for Jesus’ return because they imagine everything will be wonderful. I think they overlook that there will be billions of dead people to bury, cities to rebuild, farms to plant, etc. They also fail to realize that their own sinful behavior will be punished right along with everyone else’s, so things they got away with for decades will suddenly result in instant punishment. I’m not defending sin, just pointing out the foolishness of people who think they’re about to realize windfalls of money, power, and ” winning” when the reality is darker and more difficult than they realize.

          • Anthea May 8, 2024 at 8:34 am #

            God’s “punishments” are really just cause-and-effect. Sin is self-harm. When God tells people not to commit sin, he’s basically advising them not to jump off a cliff. If people go and jump off a cliff anyway and get badly injured or killed, calling the death or injury “God’s punishment” is an incorrect way of looking at the thing.

            There’s some scripture somewhere that says, “I lay before you life and death. Choose life.”

            Where we see sin “punished,” what we’re really seeing is that people have “chosen death” or some other evil outcome.

    • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 1:35 am #

      Uncle Bob

      Revelation 21 ends up with a “rebirth” of the world called New Jerusalem. the earth will be transformed and God will come down and live with Man like in the Garden of Eden.

      I do not have a clue what that will entail, but man will have to go along with it. It will probably be an existence that we do not comprehend now. Death will be eliminated and Hades, the devil and the beast will be cast into the lake of fire along with most of humanity.

  28. snagglepuss May 6, 2024 at 12:42 pm #

    Joe B’s crookedness just shows up everywhere. Like page 253-54 of Charles Brandt’s biography of Frank Sheeran. Blowing up a railroad car? Sure hope Bobby gets Secret Service protection soon. I wouldn’t put anything past these power hungry corrupt types… You’ve got your work cut out for you America. Go get ’em…

    • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 4:30 pm #

      Snagglepuss meet Cankerpuss. Love the moniker.

  29. OG May 6, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

    You support Biden in any fashion, or the current Deep State, you trend liberal, IMO.

    I don’t support “Joe Biden” in any fashion, JAZ. Yesterday, I opined that Barrack Obama is the Anti-Christ, for goodness sakes!

    You are so myopic that you think that anybody that disagrees with you, in any fashion, must “trend liberal.”

    Get real.

    I oppose EVERYTHING that this Admin has done – which is more than you can say.

    You can’t accept the obvious fact that Israel is the top wrung of all that you hate. Israel is the Deep State, JAZ. That’s the problem here.

    • TruthSeeker1986 May 6, 2024 at 12:59 pm #

      @OG

      I know you once attacked me because of what I said about religion. But I cannot deny that you are correct regarding everything you just said here. So I’ll leave it at that.

      • OG May 6, 2024 at 1:05 pm #

        Hey TS. I’m sorry that it felt like an attack. Please know: it was intended for your own good.

        God will reveal Himself to you if you communicate with Him. Truly.

    • Q. Shtik May 6, 2024 at 1:18 pm #

      the top wrung – OG

      =======

      rung

      • OG May 6, 2024 at 1:46 pm #

        Thx, Q.

        I feel for ya – selling your bike.

        Comes a Time
        – Neil Young

    • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 9:23 pm #

      Well, well, OG. We can agree on something. The Biden administration is the most inept presidency in history. There is not a single thing that they have used intelligence, logic or science to decide anything. Including the money to Ukraine AND Israel, not money weapons. Israel does not need our weapons or money. Besides, what money? We have not a clue what money is any more.

      Israel knows what a paper tiger the US is, Bibi just thumbed his nose at Biden a saying they will take care of business on their own. The US is being scorned by one of its biggest allies.

      Ah, the state of affairs.

      • Uncle Bob May 6, 2024 at 11:12 pm #

        Biden, Obama, Schwab, et al aren’t inept. They’re intentionally doing what they’re doing to cut America down to size while warping our politics, faith, and culture so that we’ll become what we were never intended to be: just another country of crooked, evil men ruling over other men. Because of our importance to the rest of the world, every other nation will follow our lead to the depths of Hell (for example, legalizing baby butchery and screeching about inhumanity if anyone objects to the carnage). As I’ve said before, things won’t end well for this country.

        • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 1:38 am #

          Yup.

          But-

          Balkanization may stop that for some?

  30. malthuss May 6, 2024 at 12:59 pm #

    BILLS

    I got my tele bill. $3.99 for ‘paper charge’..my water delivery company does similar.

    trying to hide cost hikes.

    like shrinkage in foods.

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  31. Beryl of Oyl May 6, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

    MIT threw out it’s diversity pledge in hiring.

    “The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will no longer require prospective hires to pledge allegiance to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion as an employment condition, becoming the first elite university in the country to do away with the controversial practice denounced by free speech advocates as a “political litmus test.”

    “Requests for a statement on diversity will no longer be part of applications for any faculty positions at MIT,” a university spokesperson told The Post in an emailed statement, noting that the decision was made by MIT president Sally Kornbluth along with the support of the provost, chancellor and all six academic deans.

    “My goals are to tap into the full scope of human talent, to bring the very best to MIT, and to make sure they thrive once here,” Kornbluth said. “We can build an inclusive environment in many ways, but compelled statements impinge on freedom of expression, and they don’t work.”

    nypost.com/2024/05/06/us-news/mit-bans-controversial-diversity-statement-hiring-requirement-they-dont-work/

    • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 1:56 pm #

      I heard something about them ditching the acronym. Too bad. Sooner or later young Whites would start holding signs behind prominent Blacks with “Didn’t Earn It” signs. Or doing it with internet magic.

  32. OG May 6, 2024 at 1:43 pm #

    HR 6090

    Are you aware of HR 6090? It’s worrisome for those of us that love freedom.

    Congressman Thomas Massie [R-KY] explains his losing “No” vote:

    Do you agree with all of these examples of antisemitism? Should people in America be prosecuted for saying these things in all contexts? I think not. This is a poorly conceived unconstitutional bill and I will vote no.

    The complete list of examples of antisemitism being used by HR 6090 can be found here:

    holocaustremembrance.com/resources/working-definition-antisemitism

    Right off the hop, the first one’s cool but the second one:

    Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.

    You see how that is a potential problem, right? You see: if they ever did “control the media, economy, government or other societal institutions” or, God forbid, conspire we’d have absolutely no redress. We couldn’t even talk about it!

    I’m not saying that it is the truth but I am saying that it could be the truth. It is possible, right? Some day.

    To pass a bill outlawing speech that could conceivably be true is tyranny by definition.

    It now heads to the Senate.

    • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

      Prominent Jews are among those funding the protests. Globalist Satanists? Not necessarily. The protests will enable the Jews to emerge stronger than ever via this bill.

      Some of the Jewish donors pulling away from their universities may be in on it, others may have been out of the loop and just sincerely outraged.

      Or the Pritzkers, Soros, and Gates may indeed be funding both sides so as to destroy both in the conflagration even as Albert Pike predicted.

      • OG May 6, 2024 at 2:27 pm #

        Right. The protests were obviously staged for this legislation with the net result that this sentence will soon be illegal.

        Sad but true.

      • TPTB-USA May 6, 2024 at 2:40 pm #

        If passed, its curtains for you Jarek.

        You will either be sent to the scrap heap, or RTVd for reprogramming.

      • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 2:46 pm #

        So, this is your answer. You loyalty to your race, culture, and constitution is a nullity, the empty set.

        • TPTB-USA May 6, 2024 at 8:22 pm #

          Only from the perspective of an early iteration AI mind.

      • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 10:05 pm #

        Yup, anything to divide the people and keep the owner in the Deep State.

        BTW, OG made an observation that might be true. The Deep State may not just be in the USA but around the world. A global gang of thieves trying to rip off the people everywhere.

        • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 10:06 pm #

          Power not owner.

        • benr May 7, 2024 at 9:25 am #

          @jaz

          That is why the term new world order or globalist is so important.
          No loyalty to one’s country only to global government cradle to grave control.

  33. benr May 6, 2024 at 1:48 pm #

    Those damn Genocidal Israelis are telling people to get out of Rafa!

    • benr May 6, 2024 at 1:49 pm #

      How dare they ruin such a great narrative what will the idiots do now?

      Yes, we know they will double down on the stupid.

      • benr May 6, 2024 at 1:52 pm #

        Oh look Hamas blinked!
        The cowards knew they were done.
        Might be to little to late the operation is on and why not wipe out Hamas and then Fatah?

        oann.com/newsroom/hamas-accepts-egypt-qatar-ceasefire-proposal-israel-yet-to-respond/

        Hamas announced in a statement on Monday that it had agreed to Egypt and Qatar’s request for a ceasefire proposal in Gaza. In a statement, the terrorist group announced that its leader, Ismail Haniyeh, had notified Egypt’s intelligence head and the prime minister of Qatar that their plan had been accepted.

        Hours after Israel ordered Palestinians to evacuate portions of the region, U.S. President Joe Biden reportedly attempted to exert pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu so that he would postpone his planned military action in the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

        Biden reaffirmed his “clear position on Rafah,” according to the White House, which is that Israel should not move forward with an invasion plan until it demonstrates how to safeguard hundreds of thousands of Palestinian civilians there.

        The Israeli evacuation order was issued when Cairo negotiations relating to how to achieve a ceasefire in exchange for the release of hostages broke down. Israel had offered a truce that would have lasted several weeks, while Hamas insisted on an immediate stop to the conflict.

        Seven months after Hamas massacred 1,200 people in southern Israel on October 7th and kidnapped at least 252 hostages, the evacuation order raised worries of a full-scale assault against Hamas holdouts in Rafah, which could end up killing other innocent civilians nearby.

        “President Biden updated the prime minister on efforts to secure a hostage deal, including through ongoing talks today in Doha, Qatar. The Prime Minister agreed to ensure the Kerem Shalom crossing is open for humanitarian assistance for those in need,” the White House announced.

        “The Kerem Shalom crossing is located in southern Gaza near Rafah,” according to Israelhayom.com

        The proposal’s details were not immediately released.

        • OG May 6, 2024 at 2:37 pm #

          Hamas are assholes if they do not accept peace but they “blinked” if they do accept peace.

          Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

          • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 10:07 pm #

            Honestly, OG, IMHO if the Hamas guys did not have hostages, Israel would just crush them.

          • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 1:43 am #

            Hamas knows its ass is in the wringer. They will not give up those hostages until their survival is guaranteed. If Israel knew the hostages were dead, this war would be over in a week. Rajah is the end for Hamas, no more tunnels, no more missile and rocket launchers no more rapists and murderers.

            Israel will not agree to a ceasefire until the hostages are released.

            Impasse.

          • benr May 7, 2024 at 9:34 am #

            It was reported Hamas still has 130 hostages but says it can only account for a fraction of them.

            Hamas has also admitted it has starved a few of them to death.

            The meaning here is they murdered them.

            Mark Levin says there is video from the peace concert of all the kids Hamas murdered, raped and mutilated.
            Showing very clearly teenagers shot in the back.
            Hands and feet cut off while still alive some pretty gruesome stuff and he is trying to work through the red tape to release it.

            The hands and feet cut off is one of the sharia law punishments hands and feet cut off on opposite sides.

            Another interesting tidbit once one submits to the will of allah and becomes a Muslim the punishment if you suddenly decide this is not what you want…Well look it up.

        • Q. Shtik May 6, 2024 at 4:20 pm #

          Might be to little to late – benr

          ==========

          too little too late

          • benr May 6, 2024 at 4:42 pm #

            No I like how I phrased.

          • Q. Shtik May 8, 2024 at 10:52 am #

            next time perhaps you could write two little two late

          • benr May 8, 2024 at 3:02 pm #

            @q

            tu little tu late.

      • OG May 6, 2024 at 2:57 pm #

        How does Israel’s blatantly plans of obliterating Rafah ruin the narrative?

        • benr May 6, 2024 at 4:44 pm #

          They warned the populace to leave dummy.
          Which takes your screeeeeeching GENOOOOOOOOOHciiiiiide OFF THE TABLE.

          • OG May 6, 2024 at 8:09 pm #

            Wow, you’re dumb!

            “I didn’t rape that girl, so clearly I have never raped any girl, ever.”

            ***
            The fact that they told people to leave Rafah before they obliterate Rafah hardly exonerates them of all crime ever!

            What a dope.

          • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 1:45 am #

            OG, God could come down and lead the Israelis into victory and you would criticize God.

          • benr May 8, 2024 at 3:06 pm #

            @og

            Says the guy with zero common sense or understanding of how the world works.
            You take stupidity to new heights.
            When they start importing these animals, I just pray you get an entire block of them all around you.
            Canadian no go zones will be more legendary than the ones in France.
            Who knows maybe that ex-wife of yours will pick a stray one to spend all that money on and rub your face in it.

        • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 7:02 pm #

          Where are they supposed to go? North? That’s all bombed out.

          Will the bomb them on the road like they did before?

          • benr May 6, 2024 at 8:01 pm #

            They have started a tent camp on one of the beaches Or so I read.
            The better point is who cares?
            They can swim into the very Sea they chant about pushing Israel into.

            Hundreds of thousands of people who have been chanting death to Israel for years are suddenly finding out what its like to look that fate straight in the face.

            Will any of them have a revelation they have been led astray down the wrong path?
            Probably not they are after all brought up on a steady diet of hate in that region.

          • OG May 6, 2024 at 8:11 pm #

            I have prayed to God for your soul, benr.

          • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 9:09 pm #

            OMG, Benr, you have it made. OG is praying for your soul. After he ascends to the Left side of God, you are in great shape.

          • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 1:47 am #

            There is no where to go, nobody wants them. They had best make peace with Israel, throw out the Hamas folks, or go get their virgins.

          • benr May 7, 2024 at 9:35 am #

            OG’s prayers amount to pissing in the wind.
            Facing towards Mecca and braying nonsense is not praying it’s ritualized bullshit and he can keep it.

    • OG May 6, 2024 at 2:23 pm #

      Ummm … if Hamas uses civilians for cover … and Israel tells the civilians to leave … don’t you think that Hamas would be the first to vamoose?

      And, if so, there is no longer any sense in obliterating Rafah now, right?

      But I think that the IDF will obliterate Rafah. And you probably do as well.

      ***
      Don’t speak for me, benr. These are not high-school hallway squabbles. This is World War III. This is serious business.

      You make your points and don’t bother speculating on my rebuttal because you always get it wrong.

      Debate like a man already.

      • benr May 6, 2024 at 4:44 pm #

        If we were debating like men you would already be seeing the dentist.

        • OG May 6, 2024 at 7:34 pm #

          I thought so.

          Just as some have made the mistake of showing up with a knife to a gun-fight, benr has shown up with his fists to a brain-fight.

          benr has a tiny, little hawk brain. He does not reason – he kills. He is the very worst of America.

          • benr May 6, 2024 at 7:56 pm #

            Oh give me a break you fangless old cuck.

      • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 9:10 pm #

        The leadership of Hamas is in Qatar. THey did vamoose. Hamsa are a group of cowardly thugs.

  34. Beryl of Oyl May 6, 2024 at 1:56 pm #

    I’m a little disappointed today, I was looking for a humorous quip or two mixed in with the serious stuff.

    About the ex-friends, it isn’t affecting me so much but one of the younger women in my family is having a hard time with that.

    Knowing that the friends she doesn’t judge for having the “wrong” ideas would have no qualms at all about judging her, for one.

    • TPTB-USA May 6, 2024 at 2:48 pm #

      When others won’t at least entertain your perspective, it boils down to disrespect.

    • Blackbird May 6, 2024 at 9:01 pm #

      Yeah, that “ex-friends” comment hit home.

      In the past ~8 years pretty much all my “friends” have gone full retard – on both sides of the aisle.

      • benr May 7, 2024 at 9:37 am #

        Friends and family.

        Jim made a comment to me via e-mail about the vax eating holes in people’s brains.

        I suspect he is correct.

        I see so much crazy stupidity everywhere I look now.

        • Q. Shtik May 7, 2024 at 5:28 pm #

          Jim made a comment to me via e-mail about the vax eating holes in people’s brains. – benr

          ========

          He was referring to YOUR brain, right?

          • benr May 8, 2024 at 3:08 pm #

            No actually yours.

  35. messianicdruid May 6, 2024 at 1:56 pm #

    I would like to hear from a few of the 10% of Jews that do not believe that anti-zionism is identical to anti-shemitism.

    That 90% of any group cannot differentiate between these two ideas concerns me. How could this be?

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    • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 2:06 pm #

      Love your neighbor as yourself. You have to love yourself first in order to really do that. Do White loves themselves as a group? Or is liberalism just a disease? I say the latter.

      Israel doesn’t have this problem. They love themselves first and foremost – or is it only? In any case, we have much to learn from them about being healthy. If we were to return to health, they couldn’t oppress us any more.

      Morality and moral question are for the living, those that love themselves. You show very little interest in that love, but rather an unhealthy preoccupation with “moral” issues anent other peoples.

      • TruthSeeker1986 May 6, 2024 at 2:35 pm #

        It’s too late for that Jarek.

      • Q. Shtik May 6, 2024 at 4:30 pm #

        issues anent other peoples. – Jar

        ==========

        Please stop with the anent bullshit.

        • benr May 6, 2024 at 4:48 pm #

          @q

          Anent your ongoing issues with the word anent.

          You know Jarek is using it to tweak you.

      • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 4:41 pm #

        Jarek, I love your comment. It is absolutely essential that we love ourselves and who we are. For self hatred ends poorly for all who engage in such behavior.

        God didn’t say “Love they neighbor and hate thyself.” Christ was admonishing all to love their neighbors AND to love themselves.

        I usually find your comments odd but enlightening but I really enjoyed this comment today.

        • messianicdruid May 6, 2024 at 5:39 pm #

          I was thinking the same thing until,

          “You show very little interest in that love, but rather an unhealthy preoccupation with “moral” issues anent other peoples.”

          I guess I’m supposed to talk about how lovable I am and attempt to make myself lovable to others.

          Morality applies to all. And, yes, I believe in sweeping my own doorstep first.

          • messianicdruid May 6, 2024 at 5:45 pm #

            “Israel doesn’t have this problem.”

            Self-worship or self-love. Pick one.

          • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 7:05 pm #

            No. That’s not what Christ said – and it’s not how people develop as per the findings of Maslow, Kohlberg, et al.

            Love starts with the self, extends to the mother, then the father, then siblings (hopefully!) and then outward from there.

          • messianicdruid May 6, 2024 at 7:45 pm #

            If you worship yourself you are your own g-o-d [ rulemaker ]. You obey your own rules. You do what you want to do. You can do not wrong. You do not judge [ examine ] yourself. You do not condemn your own sins, you justify them [ any way you must ].

            Leads to chaos.

          • messianicdruid May 6, 2024 at 7:47 pm #

            S.O.S.

        • Jarek May 6, 2024 at 7:08 pm #

          Thanks, Cank. I just pluralize what he said – make it in terms of your own group and your own group neighbors, other groups in other words. Same principle I think. I hope He agrees!

          • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 9:04 pm #

            Whoa, Jarek. An interesting point there.

            In the world right now, who is Right, who owns the Truth. The Jews because they are the chosen people, the USA, Russia because they are defending their ethics in Ukraine, China to free the Taiwanese people, Iran to get the Big and Little Satan?

            Whose side is God on? With the End of Times approaching, it may become a major question.

          • OG May 6, 2024 at 9:36 pm #

            Now we’re getting somewhere, JAZ.

            God will judge each soul individually on Judgement Day. My understanding is that He will be less interested in your passport than in your words and in your deeds. In what you have done and in what you have failed to do.

            Hint: Calling 35,000+ innocent civilians slaughtered “a drop in the bucket” won’t go over well.

        • messianicdruid May 6, 2024 at 9:25 pm #

          “God didn’t say “Love they neighbor and hate thyself.” Christ was admonishing all to love their neighbors AND to love themselves.”

          “As” you love yourself. If you don’t love yourself, you can’t love your neighbor. Who do you know that are intent on destroying their neighbors? We’ve been discussing them for years.

          • messianicdruid May 6, 2024 at 9:29 pm #

            “Whose side is God on?”

            Wrong Question. Who is on the Creator’s “side”?

          • Jarek May 7, 2024 at 1:12 pm #

            As you love yourself. That’s a very, very high standard. You can’t just “jump” into it. If you pretend to do so, it’s just an ideology. The White Liberals pretended to love the Blacks. But they had no problem putting the “newcomers” ahead of them. So was it real? Of course not.

            Israelis don’t try much. Or they do, but amongst themselves. Neighbors as in other Israelis. The Palis? “Not our neighbors.” But at least they love themselves. Do Whites? White liberals love other White liberals I think – as long as they tout the party line. Deviate and you’re out.

      • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 1:49 am #

        The world tried to destroy the Jews. Of course they turned within, no one else gives a damn about them.

        • Jarek May 7, 2024 at 1:07 pm #

          People who present themselves as victims are not righteous. You get that when it comes to Blacks, but not when it comes to Jews.

          Nobody gives a damn about us either. Not until we give a damn about ourselves and become formidable again.

    • GreenAlba May 6, 2024 at 2:34 pm #

      “That 90% of any group cannot differentiate between these two ideas concerns me. How could this be?”

      A whole bunch of people thought that their country being allegedly attacked by people based in Afghanistan gave them the right to invade a completely different country, so I guess they need to be given a lot of slack when it comes to logic.

      • OG May 6, 2024 at 2:38 pm #

        Good point.

  36. Htruth May 6, 2024 at 2:13 pm #

    Biden sets a very low bar: https://rumble.com/v4thgew-incredible-incompetence-in-the-biden-administration.html

    • TPTB-USA May 6, 2024 at 2:56 pm #

      It just keeps getting better. Will it be this way when we hit bottom?

    • Yirgach May 6, 2024 at 5:25 pm #

      This economist (Jared Berenstein) was asked a stupid question about MMT (Modern Monetary Theory) and being an economist could only give an incoherent answer to an incoherent ideology.

      Actually Berenstein should have just got angry and told her to shove it up her butt. He was just being polite which came across as confused.

      The entire construct of MMT (deficits don’t matter) is a typically insane Marxist concept. The interviewer who posed the question was one of the authors of the “documentary” Finding The Money which is all about MMT and other Marxist stupidity being taught on a campus near you.

      Watching the video is only encouraged for those with the time, money and brain cells to squander. Other than that it is a good laugh.

      • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 8:58 pm #

        Hey the way things are going with the concept of money in this country, the looters in the stores may be a portend of the future. Just take what you want, the money is meaningless.

        I can see it now. Amazon for $2000 will send you a money printer for your computer, just run off a couple of thousand dollars to buy your groceries.

        • OG May 6, 2024 at 9:27 pm #

          Or send it to Bibi.

  37. sadlycdn May 6, 2024 at 2:54 pm #

    Pure stall tactics …..US used scorched earth in Iraq with zero regard for civilian casualties……now pretending to care but meanwhile back in Ukraine the body count is off the charts with no end in site……a whole generation is lost but nobody cares…..

    • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 8:54 pm #

      Yeah, OG should report on the stats in Ukraine with the ones in Gaza.

      • OG May 6, 2024 at 9:21 pm #

        Huh? How would pointing to the 500,000+ Ukrainian soldiers dead in “Joe Biden’s” crooked money-laundering scheme in cahoots with Zelenskyy have any relevance to the 35,000+ innocent civilians that Bibi has slaughtered in Gaza?

        • benr May 7, 2024 at 10:03 am #

          Saying there where 35,000 people killed by Israel is using numbers supplied BY HAMAS.
          This seems rather low when compared to how closely packed Palestinians are to each other.
          All that shoddy construction and poorly maintained buildings.
          Maybe this is another build back better project in action?

          Better cities, better humans, new and improved with the added benefit of being green.

          Thats like believing the numbers from Israel its self-serving and PROPAGANDA.

          Israel claims it has killed 13,000 Hamas fighters.
          Does this mean every kid that hurls a stone back is now a Hamas fighter? How does a shit ass terror group get 13,000 followers? This with only 236 Israeli soldiers killed.

          It has been well reported they murder each other over grudges and slights every day.
          The dead only matter if it can be blamed on Israel and Jews then suddenly everyone is wringing their hands.

          Interesting tidbit.

          the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine said there have been 30,457 civilian casualties since 24 February 2022.
          No one is mouthing off or protesting these people killed in another war.
          I heard somewhere else the number of soldiers killed in Ukraine was OVER 30k Ukranian dead and 150k Russians killed.

          Wars and rumors of war.

          Now OG says this astronomical number of killed in Ukraine by Russians 600k now that is when you reach a number that can actually be called an attempted Genocide.
          But no one cares and the reporting on both sides is full of holes and propaganda.
          Does OG our crypto Christian care not a bit he only seems to care about Sharia law following murderous hateful Palestinians.

          Why is the Ogre?

  38. Roundball Shaman May 6, 2024 at 2:59 pm #

    “You realize, don’t you, that the gross misconduct of government officials from RussiaGate on down to the courtroom of Judge Juan Merchan has amounted to one continuous operation against the American people?”

    We are living in the age of weaponized social, political, and religious institutions that instead of being of service to society on our Planet they instead seek to deface and destroy the one-time-freedom-seeking host society in America that spawned them.

    That’s the word – service. Who and what does one serve? The people who pay these ‘folks’ and who need honest services from them? Or do these institutions exist fully and completely to serve – Self aka Themselves only. We of course know that answer to that one.

    Every major institution that exists on this Planet today only exists to serve itself. They have no other function but the perpetuation and further empowerment of Self at the expense of the vast majority of human beings on this Planet.

    And as history has long proven… institutions NEVER reform themselves or get back on the right path. Once the rot has settled in… Rot becomes its full operating system. Reformers (if there were any) are forced out and no one except for being the same kind of predator-rot-lover is allowed into such institutions.

    The same pattern repeats itself in Corporations and Education and Professional Associations and Religion and of course… our dear Leadership Classes to whom we pay taxes and who now want to fully own us and run our lives from cradle to grave. And our email to our genitals and to twisting the minds and bodies of our youth. That is… for as long as They decide tp keep us around at all anymore.

    All of these forces are working against the American People and the whole World. An American People who are now foreigners living in what was once their own land but now is owned and ruled by those whose interests are more aligned with border-crossers and hidden hands in the shadows as well as a nation across the sea who rules America from a distance.

    “Most of my old ex-friends are riding the same ideological bus… Did the Covid vaccines destroy their minds?… They will end up prisoners of themselves.”

    No, the injections of pain and misery and hastened demise did not cause this sad situation. What causes this is… the Rot that invades a healthy body if you let it and which always takes it over and subsumes it in its darkness and misery if you do not clean that rot out and fast.

    Weeds will always take over a beautiful garden if you don’t tend your field. And it’s the same with people and institutions. If you allow rot to enter in and you don’t do anything about that… you know what your future will be. There is no other outcome possible.

    Weeds thrive. Weeds choke out the good plants. And Weeds becomes the norm… and good plants become scarce and the outcasts straining for air.

    Ideas can be weeds as well. Bad intentions are weeds. Pathological selfishness are weeds. Having no compassion for others are weeds. The hatred of reason and ethics and morals are weeds. Wanting to rule and dominate others are weeds.

    The song was named, ‘America The Beautiful’. It was not named, ‘America The Weedy Waste Dump’.

    But that’s what all this rot has brought among us. And lots of willing hands to spread all the seeds of weeds to every corner of our Nation.

    • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 8:51 pm #

      Ha,, America The Beautiful was inspired for Katherine Lee Bates when she was on top of Pike’s Peak.

      Maybe she just couldn’t see the dirt from up there.

      • benr May 7, 2024 at 10:07 am #

        Pikes peak is no longer a free drive.
        It is actually very expensive to drive to the top.
        We tried to take the drive last thanksgiving and were turned around due to it closing at dusk.
        Imagine that having to pay a premium ticket price to see a US national park there was a per vehicle charge as well as a per person charge which for us would have been $35 bucks the top rate being charged.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle May 7, 2024 at 4:28 am #

      Naturally, you could invert that weed analogy into one that involves an elite monoculture, a monocrop that chokes out all the other plants including so-called weeds and has toxic pesticides dumped all over the place, even leaching into the soil and in runoff into rivers, lakes and the ocean, creating dead zones. Holism and the systemic. Eat the ‘weeds’.

  39. The Man They Call Zazelle May 6, 2024 at 3:08 pm #

    Studios Considering A Golden Hulk Versus The Blob Sequel

    Each successive seditious and treasonous action they attempt against their arch-nemesis, Mr. Trump, only compounds their criminal liability… and yet the Golden Golem of Greatness not only remains defiantly at large, but seems to amass ever more electoral mojo.” ~ JHK

    Like the Hulk, Trump gets bigger and stronger the angrier he (& Joe/Jill Public) gets. And so if, or once, he gets in, the fear for some pitiful elite is, ‘Hulk smash’.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle May 6, 2024 at 3:13 pm #

      Someone should go and ask AI art to make Trump into a golden Hulk fighting with a Blob in that retro 50’s style.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle May 6, 2024 at 3:15 pm #

        …And then email a copy to Trump’s campaign website. Might even make part of the campaign advertisements.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle May 6, 2024 at 3:16 pm #

          If you do, I want a cut.

  40. sadlycdn May 6, 2024 at 3:09 pm #

    Joe Biden is clueless and evil. pos….
    Pause…….but it’s still a toss-up on who id rather take behind the outhouse…..Joe or Barry……probably both …..Joe can even bring his Corn Pop chains and Barry can bring Big Mike ..Reggie Love and Rev Wright with him….oh to dream…..

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  41. malthuss May 6, 2024 at 3:27 pm #

    Heckler,

    I did some shopping today. In grocery this land whale walked by,
    maybe 400 pounds.

    Her T shirt read
    ‘fatties fight fascism’ or ‘ against fascism’.

    I was like WTF?

    • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 4:44 pm #

      Were the whale’s clothes too tight? Excess cellulose tissue oozing and bulging about? Covered with tattoos?

      That’s what I get to see every time I venture to the local Walmart.

      Fatties with tatties and no clothes to cover them. Turns my stomach every time.

      And it be not a few, either. The majority of the wimin I see in the store now are HUUUUUUGE. The thin, attractive ladies are in the minority now.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle May 6, 2024 at 8:14 pm #

        Might depend on what time you go. During some hours, I’ll admit that more people than usual look kind of ‘off’, whereas at other times, less so.

        Dunning-Kruger folks, such as some who might be termed, ‘whales’, might not really care and, at the same time, might think they are ‘all that and more’.

        Whatever size, they are the movers and the shakers of the world. The ones that ‘get things done’. The ones that make the world the kind of world you’re likely living in today.

        The blue-haired manatees are fine with being blue-haired manatees.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle May 6, 2024 at 8:16 pm #

      @malthuss

      WTF? Hell no. They are a proud part of the rainbow.

      • malthuss May 7, 2024 at 3:55 pm #

        lol

  42. OG May 6, 2024 at 3:41 pm #

    We are told that being against collective punishment (i.e. war crimes) is being Marxist.

    That’s how ridiculous their justification for mass murder is.

    That and, “Us killing 35,000+ innocent civilians is a drop in the bucket.”

    I guess that it will be a deluge when God sends their blackened souls to Hell.

    • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 4:47 pm #

      How many hundreds of thousands, if not millions, has the US killed in Vietnam, Cambodia, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Ukraine.

      Not to mention all the millions of babies whose blood stains the US blood red.

      God’s wrath is upon the USA. His justice is coming. Get your souls right with God for he cometh like a thief in the night.

      • malthuss May 6, 2024 at 10:06 pm #

        Armenian Genocide
        Holodomor
        Maos China–killed 100? million

        WW1 and 2

        all in less than 100 years.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle May 6, 2024 at 8:25 pm #

      ‘Marxist’ is just another ‘negative meme’ (or whatever that’s called) like ‘conspiracy theorist’, often used for shallow effect rather than as a segue for deeper rational discussion.

      • OG May 6, 2024 at 9:25 pm #

        BINGO! And benr is its king.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle May 7, 2024 at 1:06 am #

          All hail the king.

      • benr May 7, 2024 at 10:16 am #

        Marxist is just another reality.
        The fact it’s actually negative is a nod to how many people are murdered when they take over a country.
        How many people are starved to death.
        How many people lose all their God given rights as a result.
        How they burn down everything they can and then call it mostly peaceful.

        Our lil Anarchist is just another Marxist turd which is why the term bothers it so much and of course the fake Canadian is an Islamo-nut whether its fascist or marxist or as we are seeing some bizarro melding of the two.
        Yep, we got some real winners posting their nonsense on this website.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle May 8, 2024 at 4:32 pm #

          Gotta luv all those mindless, infantile personal attacks with little to back it up. You’ll notice that I don’t stoop to that level.

          That level wouldn’t last very long in person. It would get you bounced out of most places, even online.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle May 8, 2024 at 4:42 pm #

          Under The Skin Ownership

          BTW, in psychology, if recalled, personal attacks like that are or used to be called, ‘snarl words’, with their concept being that they allude to the users emotions, rather than as ‘objective reality’.

          So, referring to your previous ‘getting under the skin’ notion, and its subsequent expressions in that regard, that’s pretty much it, IOW.

          Not surprised, in retrospect and WRT another psychological term, ‘projection’, that you’d use the term. I like to think I’ve been around the block.

          Own your emotions/subcutaneousness, benr.

          • benr May 9, 2024 at 3:11 pm #

            Hit the mark I would say.
            Two posts one which almost rises to a pathetic attempt at a threat and the other a really sad attempt at insult.

            Go back to scratching fleas mutt.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle May 9, 2024 at 6:24 pm #

            What threat? It’s just a fact– Just read some policies on some sites– that your attitude or style and ‘everything Marxist’ (with little to no support) broken record would likely get you bounced.

            Israel, now that I think about it, seems in a similar boat from a macroscopic standpoint and would do well to get bounced too.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle May 9, 2024 at 6:28 pm #

            …but, like benr, Israel’s sticking to its guns and has ‘doubled-down’. Go Israel! Go benr! Get more of those ‘boxing hands and fingers’ broken n’ stuff. For the ultimate betterment of humankind!

  43. TruthSeeker1986 May 6, 2024 at 4:09 pm #

    I don’t get how anyone can possibly think Trump is going to do anything. For starters why would they elect him when THEY want the corruption in the first place? Unless Trump can out corrupt Biden, I don’t see them electing him. They want someone is going to try to attack them or punish them. After all if Deep State runs America, then Deep State chooses who the hell they want running the country.

    • TruthSeeker1986 May 6, 2024 at 4:10 pm #

      Meant to say

      They don’t want someone that is going to try to attack them or go after their foot soldiers. Closing down the border would also get him laughed at. The Supreme Court won’t allow it. Or as Jarek says “they’ll just tell him to knock it off, and he’ll stop.”

      • TruthSeeker1986 May 6, 2024 at 4:13 pm #

        I remember he did that interview with Tucker, Tucker asked him “So who really owns and run America?” Trump ignored and dodged the whole damn question and kept ranting on about how there was so much love at J6, and all that shit which wasn’t even what Tucker asked him. Basically Trump know who runs this country, he’s too afraid to say it because they also own his ass too.

        • Cankerpuss May 6, 2024 at 4:49 pm #

          Rothschilds. Rockefellers. Morgans. Chases.

          Now you are getting into REAL money. Old money. Multi-generational money. Few there be that get into that club. Trump, he ain’t part of that club. Neither are the Bushes, Clintons or Obamas.

          • BackRowHeckler May 6, 2024 at 5:13 pm #

            Some ‘old money’ families have lost their wealth thru the generations — Astors, Fishes, Vanderbilts, and Sedgwicks come to mind. Crosby’s in Boston have pretty much disappeared and I don’t think there are any more Morgans left. If you read Edmund Morris’ 3 volume bio of Teddy Roosevelt he references all kind of families that were fabulously wealthy 1880-1920 that you don’t even hear about anymore. Families rise and fall, usually in 3 to 4 generations.

            Speaking of generations, TRs great grandson x5 was spotted at Princeton sporting a Keffiyah and chanting “From the river to the sea.” Lol.

          • Jarek May 7, 2024 at 12:18 am #

            I went to an Indian Orthodox Church briefly. They have marriage records going back almost 2000 years. Their families last much longer than ours. That’s a real cultural achievement. As is farming the same soil for centuries, nurturing it so it never wears out.

        • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 8:36 pm #

          You know, I agree with you about Trump here, he is “owned” by the banks as we find out how many deals he has made with them over the years to make his real estate empire. If the SHTF, real estate will collapse as much as everything else. 2008 almost accomplished that.

          • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 8:44 pm #

            I understand and agree with the inability of Trump to do much,

            But the alternative is so horrible that I cannot even consider him.

            Why horrible? Because he and the Mob’s goal is the subjugation of the USA into a third world country where outlaws like the ones in Baja can murder surfers for their tires. If there is any hope for the USA staying strong, it is NOT Joe Biden.

          • OG May 6, 2024 at 9:10 pm #

            Except for the $26 bil of your new debt that just gifted Bibi, right?

          • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 1:02 am #

            I wonder about your fixation with the $26 bil? Today it is a drop in the bucket. Biden is holding it right now anyway, makes no difference to the outcome. Ratha is toast, Gaza will cease to exist as a Pali home, or at least a Hamas home.

            I wonder what Israel is going to do with it?

    • Blackbird May 6, 2024 at 8:51 pm #

      I can easily see Trump getting reselected. No border wall (not that that is the real solution anyway). Antifa/BLM eruption – err, I mean, mostly peaceful cataclysm… War with Iran. Exactly what our owners want.

      I still like my “Hildebeast will be our last President” prediction, but damned if I don’t see the Second Coming of the Golden Golem of Greatness lighting up the horizon.

      • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 1:03 am #

        Divide and conquer.

  44. Paula D May 6, 2024 at 5:13 pm #

    Tomorrow is Putin’s inauguration day.

    May 9th is Victory Day, the biggest holiday in Russia, celebrating the last time they beat the Nazis.

    According to Dima at Military Summary, the ambassadors of England and France were summoned to the Kremlin today.

    England was told that if there were any attacks on Russian territory with British weapons, that the Russians would respond with attacks on military targets in the UK!
    He didn’t say what they told France, but he did say that Macron came out and denied that France has sent soldiers to Ukraine.

    Meanwhile, Russia is conducting maneuvers with their nuclear capable vehicles.

    Shit’s getting real, while Americans dither about what Israel is doing in Gaza, and totally ignore what their own country is doing in Ukraine.

    I think that’s called “scapegoating”.

    • Paula D May 6, 2024 at 5:17 pm #

      You know damn well that the west was planning to spoil the inauguration and/or Victory Day by sponsoring some nasty surprise terrorist attack.

      I hope that was nipped in the bud by the Russians, or we’re in deep doodoo.

      • TruthSeeker1986 May 6, 2024 at 6:27 pm #

        @Paula D

        Well the U.S. is involved with two damn conflicting situations, and besides they want this shit to happen..If Russia nukes us it’s because these assholes in our country wanted them to do this. It’s obvious as you can see that they won’t stop playing around. People say young people make stupid decisions but it’s not young people who are running this world, it’s these old fucks that lived too long, are bored and have nothing else better to do than to instigate global wars everywhere.

        The only reason they are all focused on that Israel Vs Palestine BS right now is because it’s just another excuse for retarded white libs to kiss the ass of colored people as always. Therefore they don’t care about Ukraine and Russia because it’s nothing more than just white vs white. And then you have Israel Cheerleaders who aren’t no better than these dipshit Hamas cheerleaders. The Russia war became less popular the minute the Hamas vs Israel war started. If we get hit with a nuclear weapon, we just get hit with a nuclear weapon. Nobody in this sorry irresponsible country cares anymore. If any of them did we would have put an end to all of this a long time ago.

        • Q. Shtik May 6, 2024 at 9:26 pm #

          Cheerleaders who aren’t no better than – TS1986

          =========

          Double negative.

          • TruthSeeker1986 May 7, 2024 at 5:15 am #

            Shut the fuck up Shtik, you are such a try hard troll it’s not even funny anymore. I see how you pick out certain commenters then you either attack their spelling mistakes or it’s something else. You come off as a 20 something year old that’s trying to hard to be annoying.

          • benr May 7, 2024 at 10:34 am #

            @TS

            Nope 80 years old and has a stick up his butt.
            Ignore him.
            He has actually been repeatedly warned to knock it off with the spelling and grammar shit by Jim the host.

            Got to hand it Jim he is attacked almost daily and warns people for being annoying on certain things but seems to have infinite patience.

      • TruthSeeker1986 May 6, 2024 at 6:37 pm #

        Plus Putin at this point is just really sick of the United States and Nato both, it’s hard to blame him anymore when a country is desperately and deliberately trying so hard to get it’s own ass kicked and in the worse way possible.
        I now understand why Sarah Conner in T2 shot up Miles house after having that nightmare about nuclear War. I remember that segment of the movie scared the shit out of me. I couldn’t even watch movies anymore about nuclear weapons after Terminator 2 and how Sarah died and it showed the nuclear fire killing off everyone at the playground with the kids catching on fire then Sarah screams loud and explodes with her skin ripping off her body showing only the skeleton before it explodes. Looks ridiculous if you see it now, but damn that scene put the fear of nuclear war in me.

        • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 8:26 pm #

          You are right to be scared of the power of nukes. I have had it for 70 years. I was one of those kids that were told to hide under the desks or go into the hallways and “duck and cover”. All worthless. A better idea would have been “Bend over and kiss your ass goodbye”.

          Seriously, the way to stop the escalation into nukes is to never allow power vacuums anywhere. The US needs to be strong, China needs to be strong, Russia needs to be strong to avoid any one of them to think they can win a nuclear contest. In 1991, Mutually Assured Destruction finally forced the US and Russia to give up trying to outdo each other. Strength stops warfare, weakness encourages it as power vacuums fill in with despots. The USA is in a scary situation right now with the rest of the world trying to horn in. Just look at the internal discord happening right now because of the ineptitude of Joe Biden.

          Be strong USA.

          • Blackbird May 6, 2024 at 8:45 pm #

            Imagine if we had allowed Russia into NATO…

            Imagine all the people livin’ life in peace…

          • OG May 6, 2024 at 8:59 pm #

            “Joe Biden” is inept … except for sending $26 bil of US debt to Bibi, right JAZ?

          • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 12:55 am #

            Blackbird

            Into the EU, there would be no NATO without Russia as the enemy.

            Which is exactly why the US always nixes the deal.

          • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 12:58 am #

            OG

            Here is an idea.

            Remove the US from sending weapons to the ME and the same with Russia. Probably China and NOKO too.

            Then just let them duke it out until one comes up standing. Winner take all.

          • TruthSeeker1986 May 7, 2024 at 5:13 am #

            @JohnAZ

            Yeah I know, I told my brother before if such a war ever were to happen I’d have no choice but to over dose on sleep pills before any one of those missiles hit the ground first if they warned one was coming at us. I just don’t understand why any country need these weapons, if they knew that such a war can’t be won.

            Why do they continue to produce nuclear weapons? It’s obvious these countries intend to someday use them. But if you are 70+ years old and lived up to this point, that means you lived a long time fearing something that didn’t happen at all. Except this time things seem dangerously different because we have shitty stupid people in DC. I believe they are aware of the fact they can’t win such a war, but it seems to me that none of them care about winning. They just want to put each other in their place.

          • benr May 7, 2024 at 10:37 am #

            @ts

            Far more worried about peaceful nuke power and its waste products and storage than nuclear bombs.

            That being said once a couple of middle east countries get nukes they will use them.

          • Blackbird May 7, 2024 at 6:05 pm #

            JAZ, what I am referring to is Putin’s request – I think way back at the beginning of his first term – for Russia to join NATO, not the EU, NATO.

            You are correct, Russia in NATO would put an end to NATO’s reason to be. I think that was Putin’s point. But no, we wanted to continue the Cold War.

          • Blackbird May 7, 2024 at 6:20 pm #

            Truth, I was born shortly after the Cuban Missile Crisis. All my life I have lived under the shadow of nuclear annihilation. But only for a brief period – when I was a little kid – was I afraid.

            If nuclear war is coming, don’t OD on sleeping pills and miss it. Get to the best vantage point you can and watch the show!

            Don’t die playing possum. Stand up like a man and take it in the face! Do your death dance. Make death work for your soul.

            But… I don’t think nuclear war is coming. I think Putin and Biden and Trump and Xi and Macron and all the rest are owned by the same investors. Those investors will not risk losing this planet – not when they are so close to owning the whole thing.

            What we face (in my opinion) is slavery and mass murder – a bit worse than nuclear annihilation, if you ask me.

            But don’t be afraid. Don’t curl up and die. Fight it – wherever it raises its ugly head.

            And get some chickens.

  45. malthuss May 6, 2024 at 6:06 pm #

    Around these parts [California] many Chinese and other Asian ‘immigrants.’

    10 year ago I didnt see many young dot Indians here. Now I do.

    Invasion of the chin dians.

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  46. TruthSeeker1986 May 6, 2024 at 7:02 pm #

    reuters.com/world/europe/russia-practice-tactical-nuclear-weapon-scenario-deter-west-defence-ministry-2024-05-06/

    Just read this article where they claim Putin is just “bluffing” about nuclear weapons, that it’s his way of blackmailing…They obviously don’t think he’s serious enough about using any of these weapons…To prove any of them wrong, he would have to really use one to prove he’s not bullshitting. Still I feel it’s ignorance to provoke in to begin with into using one which is what these idiots want.

    • Blackbird May 6, 2024 at 8:39 pm #

      They – the MSM and their puppet masters – are stirring up the hysteria that Putin is a megalomaniac bent on world conquest. And from what I’m seeing, it’s working…

      • benr May 7, 2024 at 8:12 am #

        The rand corp did a study that said the US needs a war with a country that can actually fight back.
        Good luck finding that study now it has been purged from the internet but I clearly remember it being talked about some number of years ago.
        It was discussed right along with the failed plan of seven countries in five years garbage.

        “starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”

        Iran is still on the table the rest have been rubblized or more or less deballed and destabilized.

        • Blackbird May 8, 2024 at 7:04 pm #

          What Rand says, we do.

  47. tucsonspur May 6, 2024 at 8:06 pm #

    I like to take the long view, so I think that Putin must be eradicated. We hear of China’s 5-year plans but I’m sure that their thinking and planning goes far beyond that. We must make Russia an ally with their vast resources and relatively small population in order to counter China and prolong our own longevity. Well before the Die-Centennial the struggle for resources will be intense.

    Instead of the intel agencies focusing on Trump’s takedown, they should be focusing on pulverizing Putin and a paradigm shift in US-Russia relations. It’s time to put an end to this nattering nabob of nocuous nuclear threats.

    I’d like to get him in a knife fight, without the backing of his billionaire thugs, feint to the ground, and as he moves in slice his Achilles tendon to the bone, watch him flop around like a puppet on a string, then methodically dissect this Peter the Great wannabe.

    • OG May 6, 2024 at 8:23 pm #

      Instead of the intel agencies focusing on Trump’s takedown, they should be focusing on pulverizing Putin and a paradigm shift in US-Russia relations.

      Or … mind your own fucking business.

      ***
      Can you imagine this Einstein’s hypocritical reaction if Russian documents came to light planning the assassination of a US President to “paradigm shift in US-Russia relations”?

      It’s no wonder that you’re going down the toilet.

      Who leads Russia is not for you to decide. D’uh.

      • JohnAZ May 6, 2024 at 8:32 pm #

        No, OG, you are right regarding Russia and Putin but the USA must stay strong to offset the aims of Putin and all other little despots around the world. Power people are never satisfied until they have ultimate power, it is what motivates them. The only thing that stops them is other strong power people in competition with them. Nuclear war will not happen if the PTB will lose it all. Danger happens when they sense weakness and that nukes are winnable.

        • OG May 6, 2024 at 8:51 pm #

          JAZ, you always argue that the US should get its nose out of others’ affairs until we speak of a specific other. Then, you throw all your logic out the window and double-down on fucking with other people’s politics over and over again.

          That’s why the world hates you and is dumping your phoney-bologna fiat dollar, you know? That will be your downfall, you know?

          It’s your being meddlesome assholes that has ostracized you. You’d think that you’d learn but it’s same old, same old.

          ***
          [US President George Washington] believed we should set an example to other nations “of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.” To be this shining example, America must remain free from foreign entanglements.

          Today, some consider it America’s duty or role to lead the world, but President Washington understood that our foremost job was to take care of our own needs. He was probably too fiscally practical to think America could afford to run the world and modest enough to recognize that perhaps we had no business doing so.

          While some call this position isolationism and disparage it as out-of-date, Washington’s stance is more of a benevolent neutrality; friendly to all and an enemy to none; ready to defend ourselves, but not seeking a fight.

          To this point, Washington stated, “that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations and passionate attachments for others should be excluded.” He added “The nation which indulges towards another an habitual hatred or an habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.”

          ***
          Americans exalt the Founding Fathers while completely unheeding their sage wisdom.

          • Blackbird May 6, 2024 at 9:53 pm #

            “Americans exalt the Founding Fathers while completely unheeding their sage wisdom.”

            Well said neighbor.

            Some may say, “Well, if the US didn’t step up to ‘protect democracy/freedom/capitalism/whatever’ who would?” But they miss the point that the catastrophe that is the world today is largely the result of American meddling.

          • TPTB-USA May 6, 2024 at 11:55 pm #

            “… the catastrophe that is the world today is largely the result of American meddling.” ~ Blackbird

            “Soros, in turn, had connections with a young economist whom he had been funding—Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Harvard Institute for International Development. The U.S. Agency for International Development assigned Sachs’ Institute to oversee Russia’s transformation to a market economy after more than seven decades of communism. As a consequence of this assignment, Sachs and his team essentially represented the United States as official economic advisors to Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Soros worked closely with Sachs on this project, and the pair held enormous sway over Yeltsin.152 So great was their influence, in fact, that on one occasion Soros quipped that “the former Soviet Empire is now called the Soros Empire.”153 But before long, members of Sachs’s team became involved in massive corruption, exploiting for personal gain their access to Russia’s political and economic leaders. Their actions contributed to the collapse of the Russian economy and to the diversion of some $100 billion out of the country.154 Though Sachs himself was not accused of profiting personally from these activities, he resigned as director of the Harvard Institute in May 1999, under a dark cloud of scandal.155 The U.S. House Banking Committee investigated the matter and called Soros to testify. The billionaire denied culpability but admitted that he had used insider access in an illegal deal to acquire a large portion of Sidanko Oil.156 Soros further acknowledged in Congressional testimony that some of the missing Russian assets had made their way into his personal investment portfolio.157 House Banking Committee chairman Jim Leach characterized the entire sordid affair as “one of the greatest social robberies in human history.”158”

            discoverthenetworks.org/individuals/george-soros/

          • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 12:49 am #

            Try again.

            My statement is that the USA, actually North America, needs to stay strong to prevent the power vacuum that always causes problems. WE need to compete successfully with the other powers to avoid wars on the massive scale. Weakness invites trouble. Same with China, the owner of the largest navy, same with Russia who counterbalances our Nukes.

            The Middle East is in the same situation at the next power level. Everyone must be strong to balance power out, Israel, Iran and the Saudis. Any weakness shown wil invite trouble.

            It is the way of the world.

          • benr May 7, 2024 at 8:06 am #

            On the side note.

            I have said this before and simple Simon just can’t grasp it.

            Without someone playing the big dog game the world spins out of control fast.

            Every world war has happened as a direct result of the US draw downs in military power and seeking to go back into Isolationism.

            OG you let the cat out of the bag with your everyone hates the US.
            Yes, we know you hate the US we also know you are rather a dim bulb who considers himself superior to everyone else on this site.

            We now have another draw down happening, the US has a weak ineffective leader, and the world is spinning out of control.
            The American century is drawing to a close not because we have spent our power but because we have so many people who have castrated themselves and by proxy begun to castrate the US.

            I am laughing they are supplanting the US all over the world and China is stepping in and China is brutal to their own damn people with zero pretense of caring about human rights.
            Africa is literally getting bent over by China who is busy strip mining everything they can grab.
            The cost?
            Putting in some roads and ports to make it easier.
            The Chinese century will be far worse.

          • Blackbird May 7, 2024 at 6:24 pm #

            TPTB, have you listened to/read Sachs recently? He seems to have learned his lesson.

            Some of the most vocal opponents of the Beast have emerged from its belly.

          • TPTB-USA May 7, 2024 at 10:57 pm #

            Blackbird, what lesson are you referring to: Stay clear of Sorros and regime change?

            He is a professor at Columbia University, and I suspect that he has had a hand in the development of the 2030 Agenda.

            *
            “Their actions contributed to the collapse of the Russian economy and to the diversion of some $100 billion out of the country.”

            *
            ““Take care of Russia,” Boris Yeltsin said as he departed his presidency in August 1999. These words were directed at current Russian president, Vladimir Putin. Yeltsin specifically picked Putin as his predecessor to prevent the takeover of Russia.

            So, who was Yeltsin warning against? Newly declassified documents from the Clinton Administration prove that there was a plot to rig the Russian election of 2000.”
            The Plot to Seize Russia – The Untold History
            armstrongeconomics.com/product/the-plot-to-seize-russia-the-untold-history/

            *
            $100 billion. Putin knows. So now, consider things from his perspective.

        • benr May 7, 2024 at 7:56 am #

          @jaz

          I don’t think Putin is trying to be anything but a regional power.
          Not unlike our very own Monroe doctrine.

          Who can blame them would you want a Brics version of “NATO” sitting on your doorstep arming people who have attacked Russian speaking people in a sphere of influence in a country that was once part of the Soviet block federation?

          Some terrible policy has been at work here that is all but backfiring.

          Might be time to investigate exaclty why Joe Biden and friends are so desperate to keep Ukraine as the 51st state.
          Could it have something to do with enormous kickbacks, human trafficking, oil, gas, encirclement policies, drugs or all of the above?

          • Blackbird May 7, 2024 at 6:32 pm #

            Anyone remember a Ukrainian energy company called “Burisma” on which Hunter Biden sat as a member of the Board of Directors? No? Ok, forget it, probably doesn’t matter…

          • TPTB-USA May 8, 2024 at 1:27 am #

            I think the Bear just wants to be left alone, and not forced to embrace the 2030 Agenda (starting with the open border nonsense).

            Look at the contrast:

            Putin Sworn in on ECM May 7th Target
            armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/russia/putin-sworn-in-on-ecm-may-7th-target/

            Joseph R. Biden sworn in as 46th president l ABC News
            youtube.com/watch?v=h4JT-IhUoTg

            George Washington Statue Desecrated
            americanfaith.com/george-washington-statue-desecrated/

          • Paula D May 8, 2024 at 12:02 pm #

            That rings a bell, Blackbird, but I think that all got fact checked and it never happened, or something.

            Wow, TB! The contrast is stunning. And embarrassing and sad.

  48. elysianfield May 6, 2024 at 8:36 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    It has been announced that the Froggies have sent a 1500 man contingent of the Foreign Legion to (the) Ukraine. These are not exactly NATO troops, but in effect, they are.
    What in the hell France has in mind, or on who’s behalf the legionnaires are being sent is open to question.

    The Foreign Legion is a respected organization, the troops hard, well trained, and very well disciplined. They are equivalent, in my estimation, to our Rangers.

    The…Merde…is in the fire now.

    • Blackbird May 6, 2024 at 9:58 pm #

      “What in the hell France has in mind… is open to question.”

      An excuse to pull NATO in to a larger European war?

      And don’t forget Taiwan. We will smash those semiconductor factories into silicosis-causing dust to keep the chink’s dirty hands off them.

      It’s not so much the Apocalypse that bothers me as it is the stupidity used to get us there.

      • Paula D May 7, 2024 at 3:14 pm #

        Yeah, what bothers me is that so many people fall for the stupidity, over and over and over again.

        • Blackbird May 7, 2024 at 6:37 pm #

          At work I have a MSM news stream fed non-stop to my Windows machine. So I click.

          It is dismaying, the infantile level of biased, irrational garbage being fed to the US population – those few that click and consider themselves “informed”.

          My faith in “my fellow Americans” has reached a new low – and won’t let go of the shovel.

          • Paula D May 8, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

            My computer also pushes the “news” on me.

            I concur that it is puerile.

    • TPTB-USA May 6, 2024 at 10:34 pm #

      Things are ramping-up.

      Ex-CIA Agent on Capturing Che Guevara, Who Truly Killed JFK, and Election Predictions
      youtube.com/watch?v=bwohQJrJeo8

    • elysianfield May 7, 2024 at 11:11 am #

      Well, it’s been approx. 12 hours since the Legion reportage. I can find no other source other than the original discussion by Andrew Napolitano and a former CIA analyst describing the Foreign Legion posting in (the) Ukraine.

      Probably inaccurate. Believe nothing you see, hear, or read on the Internets.

      My apologies..

      • elysianfield May 7, 2024 at 1:12 pm #

        …And then there is THIS:

        https://gilbertdoctorow.com/2024/05/06/here-we-go-further-down-the-slippery-slope-to-wwiii/

        • Paula D May 7, 2024 at 3:11 pm #

          First they announced they were sending troops.

          Then the French ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Affairs Office of Russia.

          Then Macron came out and publicly stated that No, there are totally NOT any French troops in Ukraine.

          Then the whole Foreign Legion announcement was dropped down the Memory Hole.

  49. OG May 6, 2024 at 9:48 pm #

    Israel does not need our weapons or money.
    – JAZ

    Yet they continue to keep snarfing them.

    Yet it is political suicide in DC to ever even consider ceasing them.

    One fine day you will recognize which is the dog and which is the tail.

    • Blackbird May 6, 2024 at 10:00 pm #

      Your faith in the clarifying power of reason may be your downfall…

      • Socrates-Detroit May 6, 2024 at 11:30 pm #

        Not at all. The truth is setting OG free. He is seeing things as they really are.

        In terms of foreign policy and America’s role in the world, OG has a big advantage over most commenters: he is not a US citizen, and lives in another country.

        So he’s less susceptible to the barrage of “American exceptionalism” and “the American Century” and other such BS that clouds the mind.

        • Socrates-Detroit May 6, 2024 at 11:35 pm #

          @OG

          I just saw your earlier comment at 8:51 on May 06.

          Well said! Quite a few Canadians know quite a bit about US history, and OG appears to be one of them.

          • benr May 7, 2024 at 7:50 am #

            Yes, but which version?
            There are many version of HIStory.
            Some are less accurate than others and many are downright wrong.
            They are rewriting history right on front of our eyes.

        • Blackbird May 7, 2024 at 6:43 pm #

          Sox, what I was referring to was Oscar’s “One fine day you will recognize which is the dog and which is the tail” comment.

          I doubt the US population in general, or the commenter to whom the G-Man was addressing his remark, will even come to that recognition.

          I think OG may have too much faith in the redeemability of mankind. But no worries. I’m here with a bucket of cold water.

    • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 12:52 am #

      Hey, we give weapons to Israel, we give weapons to Saudi Arabia, Russia gives weapons to Iran, we give weapons to Ukraine, North Korea gives weapons to Russia in Ukraine.

      Comme Ci, Comme Ca.

  50. King of Comedy May 6, 2024 at 11:49 pm #

    ***************************Breaking News********************************

    The United Nations Select Committee on Territorial Disputes has proposed a multi-part solution to the 75 year old Arab-Israeli conflict. While acknowledging that the Palestinians are largely, in the words of one official, “a made-up group” formed and bankrolled in the early 1970s by the Soviet Union in a attempt to reframe communist repression as anti colonialism, the unnamed official stated that too much time and too many resources have been dedicated to what at this juncture appears to be an intractable conflict, preventing the allocation of these resources to UN initiatives like the Iran-chaired Panel on Women’s Rights or the North Korea-chaired Panel on Free Speech and Innovation in Agriculture.

    A formal release of the details of the plan is expected next week but officials familiar with the initial draft are saying that the plan calls for a return of all Israeli lands to the “Palestinians”. In return, the Israelis will be given the entire country of Canada.

    UN officials acknowledge that “Palestine”, once the Jews are gone will quickly join the “Fourth World Club” and most experts believe that Palestine will knock South Africa out of the top spot as the country to go most rapidly from modernity into PS (Permanent Shithole) status. The upside from a global economic perspective is that the Israelis, soon to be the stewards of a land with abundant resources, are projected to turn the landmass north of the United States from a middling backwater into a center for cutting edge technologies and rapidly become one of the world’s leading economies.

    In order for the draft plan to have any feasibility, concrete provisions for dealing with the existing population of Canada had to be addressed. After careful consideration of the alternatives, the UN Commission on Human Rights has authorized the genocide of current Canadians, now designated as ES (Effete Shitbird) status. Officials stated that it was a relatively easy transition from “off the record” support for Palestinian calls for Jewish extermination to full-throated endorsement of the elimination of Canadians. The initial draft states that Canada was chosen for its general blandness and prodigiously low testosterone levels among its “male” population. The analysis of Canada’s future prospects returned a negative index primarily due to the revised projected timeline for the point of singularity, where Canadian “males” will overtake and in many cases surpass Canadian women in estrogen production. It is now believed that the singularity actually occurred five to seven years ago. A spokesperson for the Commission was further quoted as saying, “Given the fact that Canada is really known for next to nothing, the rest of the world probably won’t even notice that they’re gone.”

    As this announcement went to press, student demonstrations have sprung up on multiple campuses across the country celebrating the Canadian genocide but protesting that under the UN plan, the Jews will still be able to exist.

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    • BackRowHeckler May 7, 2024 at 7:12 am #

      Another great post, KoC.

      South Africa is indeed a fine example of Israel’s fate if it surrendered and allowed itself to be overrun by Hamas, Hezbollah, or any number of terror organizations endemic to that part of the world. One caveat is it took the ANC three decades to drag SA into Permanent 3rd World S#thole Status, SA being a much larger country than Israel. In Israel, Hamas could accomplish the task in a month or two. When Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005 it left behind a system of Greenhouses that would have given Gaza the ability to grow enough crops to feed itself and even export some of the produce; the first thing Gazans did, the very first thing, is destroy the greenhouses with explosives and rifle fire.

      This is what Israel is dealing with, right on its border.

      • benr May 7, 2024 at 7:48 am #

        On it’s border they have enemies scream death to Israel in their own country.

        Same as our troubled Republic.
        Enemies using our very own laws and freedoms to attack us.
        I have noticed no one is screaming death to Palestine, death to Iran I wonder what would happen if the rhetoric and methods got reversed?

  51. Jarek May 7, 2024 at 12:39 am #

    Ashurburnipal

    “I flayed as many nobles as had rebelled against me [and] draped their skins over the pile [of corpses]; some I spread out within the pile, some I erected on stakes upon the pile … I flayed many right through my land [and] draped their skins over the walls.”

    “I felled 50 of their fighting men with the sword, burnt 200 captives from them, [and] defeated in a battle on the plain 332 troops. … With their blood I dyed the mountain red like red wool, [and] the rest of them the ravines [and] torrents of the mountain swallowed. I carried off captives [and] possessions from them. I cut off the heads of their fighters [and] built [therewith] a tower before their city. I burnt their adolescent boys [and] girls.”

    “In strife and conflict I besieged [and] conquered the city. I felled 3,000 of their fighting men with the sword … I captured many troops alive: I cut off of some their arms [and] hands; I cut off of others their noses, ears, [and] extremities. I gouged out the eyes of many troops. I made one pile of the living [and] one of heads. I hung their heads on trees around the city.”

    Albert Kirk Grayson, Assyrian Royal Inscriptions, Part 2: From Tiglath-pileser I to Ashur-nasir-apli II (Wiesbaden, Germ.: Otto Harrassowitz, 1976), pp. 124–127.

    Jarek: This is what he did to rebels. There is nothing to match what “god” said in Deuteronomy, “Kill all who breathe”.

    In one macabre incident, Mohammad defeated a Jewish tribe and then asked what should be done with them. One Jewish convert (I think) said, Apply their own law to them. Accordingly, Mohammad killed all the men and enslaved all others. Of course later Islamic custom and law wasn’t all that different, lol. Things were still in formation. He was influenced much by Judaism.

    The Persians (much closer to us) defeated and destroyed the Assyrian empire. They could be as brutal at times, but in general, they were not.

  52. SoftStarLight May 7, 2024 at 1:17 am #

    I noted the inclusion of Liberia within the essay. I still feel like Liberia never had a real opportunity to get its feet off the ground and just needed a little more tlc. Oh well, water under the bridge I suppose at this point. Many people get bought out because many people have a price. Others get entrapped, ensnared and blackmailed. The blackmailing and entrapment ops are probably the biggest ops the gov even does, and that’s on a global basis. As long as that thing can print money that means something watch out!!

  53. JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 1:25 am #

    Interesting report in Aljazerra

    From a report from Alex Cosh an editor with Canadian “The Maple”

    Pressed by a coalition of Canadian groups, including Cosh, “Trudeau has admitted that Canada has authorized military exports to Israel after October 7. Official Ottawa tried to blunt the stunning volte-face by suggesting that the permits were limited to non-lethal equipment.”

    In Feb., Cosh obtained export data showing the Trudeau government had approved 28.5 million Canadian dollars in new permits during the opening of the Gaza offensive.

    Hmmm, glass houses?

    • SoftStarLight May 7, 2024 at 1:46 am #

      Justin is a Castro yo that’s tru deau

    • benr May 7, 2024 at 7:44 am #

      Perish the thought the Candian government is helping murder them poor Hamas loving people long suffering under the loving yoke of Sharia law.
      Say it ain’t so!
      Guess Canada is now ruled by them pesky Israeli lobbyist as well.

      Clutch at them pearls.

  54. SoftStarLight May 7, 2024 at 1:27 am #

    Don’t let the French trouble you. It’s an emotional reaction to the fact that they were just kicked out of Africa. The French always find themselves getting kicked out of different places lol. It’s kinda that same phenomenon you may experience when you have to tell a friend “how come you don’t realize the party is over and these people are wanting us to leave and i’m super annoyed because you’re creating a scene and now i’m getting caught up in this scene too”. Something like that is happening right now but in a global, political way.

    • TruthSeeker1986 May 7, 2024 at 8:51 am #

      @SoftStarLight

      Now Italy just need to kick the Africans out of Italy, but first they need to put that garbage prime minister they currently have through a wall with a dynamite crammed deep up her asshole.

      • SoftStarLight May 7, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

        lol wow, how descriptive of you :0)

    • TruthSeeker1986 May 7, 2024 at 8:52 am #

      France also needs to flush out a bunch of people who have no business in France. It amazes me that some nations don’t fear throwing you out, but for whatever reason it’s only the non-white countries that have no problem telling you “hey, get the fuck out of here, we don’t want you here.” And not a single soul gets called out for it either.

      • SoftStarLight May 7, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

        Believe it or not, I think France is one of the only countries in Western Europe that would even attempt it. But! They would need to be pushed more to do so at this point.

  55. SoftStarLight May 7, 2024 at 1:41 am #

    Just imagine someone being named Tiglath-Pileser. Would an adoring fan lovingly refer to ole Tiglath as Tig lol? Several threads ago I had mentioned that the Assyrians built what were essentially rolling towers that they used to attack and capture walled cities. And yes, they would make the tortures of Medieval times look like nursery lullabies. But most people have no clue who the Assyrians are at this point. Perhaps karmic in some ways I suppose. But then again it also just points to a lack of education and historical awareness as well.

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    • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 1:59 am #

      SSL

      The Levantine has been under attack for millennia, Assyrians, Persians, Babylonians, Philistines, the Hebrews, Rome, Alexander the Great, it is a tri-continent cross roads.

      Hmm, maybe that is why God placed His chosen people there.

      • SoftStarLight May 7, 2024 at 1:14 pm #

        It is an interesting thought. However, it seems like lots of areas of the world were under attack for millennia. I’m thinking the North African coastlands and the Eurasian steppes as examples.

    • Jarek May 7, 2024 at 1:20 pm #

      They still exist as a people. Ethnic bonds are very strong in the Middle East and in most parts of the world. Whites seem to be deficient in this. A genetic flaw, perhaps.

      Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuelle is an Assyrian. He was attacked by a Muslim during mass recently. He got stabbed in the face and lost an eye.

      He has the big nose, but not the bulging arm muscles that the glyphs always show.

      • SoftStarLight May 7, 2024 at 1:43 pm #

        Ah ok I didn’t realize he was the Australian bishop that had gotten attacked. Well the Arabs generally are technically classified as Caucasians. However, they would I guess be a different branch of the tree since they are much different than say Europeans. I think Whites in the West have literally been hypnotized and indoctrinated now for multiple successive generations. Plus they are putting mind control stuff in our food and water. That is why social and ethnic bonds have eroded so much imho. It’s practically illegal, maybe literally in some Western countries? for whites to even believe they are a distinct people and culture. And that is not even getting to how they changed our relationship with the land by building and zoning standards.

        Lol, yeah, and if you also notice on a lot of those bas reliefs of the Assyrian rulers they are usually depicted as being much taller than everyone else. Chads or the Chad ideals have been with us forever ;0)

        • Paula D May 7, 2024 at 3:19 pm #

          Immigration was closed into the US in 1924. But the different ethnic groups didn’t forget their countries for decades.

          I always knew I was English American, for instance. Why would I identify with the Poles? They weren’t English, and they aren’t too bright, to boot.

          It wasn’t until the first generation European immigrants started to die off that our ruling overlords rolled out the “You are all white” bullshit.
          It started after the destruction of the USSR in 1991, as I see it.

          They needed a new enemy.

          • elysianfield May 7, 2024 at 5:37 pm #

            “the Poles? They weren’t English, and they aren’t too bright, to boot.”

            Paula,
            Spoken in jest, of course. LOL. You may be confusing the Poles with the Italians?

          • Paula D May 7, 2024 at 8:18 pm #

            That was the first stereotype I thought of. The Swedes were also derided as dumb, as I recall.
            Italians were Mafia, and, of course, not white.
            Scots were cheap, the English were bad cooks, the French were arrogant cowards, Germans were order-following jerks.

            But according to Jarek, we are all in the same white tribe and should stand in solidarity.

            Also according to Jarek, Yugoslavia was destined to break up because of ethnic and religious incompatibility.

            Jarek doesn’t have cognitive dissonance, because, you know….cognition.

          • Paula D May 7, 2024 at 8:23 pm #

            I have been with my Irish background husband for 45 years.

            When we first got together we always joked about the unlikely combination of an English woman and an Irish man. We never thought of ourselves as two white people, just two warring tribes.

            Now, after years of racist provocation from the Establishment, we joke about being white. We rarely eat mayonnaise, for instance, but when we do we joke about it being mandatory for “white” people.

            That’s the power of propaganda. I know it’s wrong, but I still acknowledge it enough to joke about it.

          • SoftStarLight May 8, 2024 at 1:39 am #

            That is such an interesting way of thinking! Its actually new to me. I mean, don’t get me wrong. Like I totally get the jokes and distinctions and sorta personalities of the different white ethnics. But I’ve always thought of whites as a single race. Races have subraces if you think of it. So that could also explain the different tribes, etc. Obviously anything could be propaganda but it seems like it could also be a descriptor or an issue of being an idea. So what is a tribe to one person is a race to another or maybe a sub race of some larger meta race.

          • GreenAlba May 8, 2024 at 10:00 am #

            Paula, did you see the Irish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024? Hard to know what to say. (My husband’s Irish too.)

            youtube.com/watch?v=BNc5zTYkTaQ

          • Paula D May 8, 2024 at 12:12 pm #

            YouTube blocked the video, Alba. They said it wasn’t available in my country.
            Weird. Australia is in Europe, but the US isn’t.

            It turned out that my husband was not just Irish. It’s just that his mother made such a big deal out of being Irish that the kids picked it up.

            But his dad is of Scottish ancestry, and so is his last name.

            So he is Scot/Irish, which has its own stereotype, of being rowdy and violent.

            But he’s even tempered and rational. He never flies off the handle. So much for stereotypes.

          • Jarek May 8, 2024 at 1:03 pm #

            Yeah, we shouldn’t stand in solidarity. Let ourselves be picked off one by one. More “thinking” from our female expert on the Balkans.

        • Jarek May 7, 2024 at 6:17 pm #

          The Pharaohs were depicted like too if they have ever taken to the field of battle. Also some had images of Blacks and Semites on the bottoms of their sandals so they would be stepping on their enemies with every step.

  56. tucsonspur May 7, 2024 at 7:14 am #

    ‘Can you imagine this Einstein’s hypocritical reaction if Russian documents came to light planning the assassination of a US President to “paradigm shift in US-Russia relations”?’ OG

    ‘While some call this position isolationism and disparage it as out-of-date, Washington’s stance is more of a benevolent neutrality; friendly to all and an enemy to none; ready to defend ourselves, but not seeking a fight.’ OG

    I wouldn’t be hypocritical; I’d be grateful that the documents ‘came to light’ giving us all the more reason to get rid of Putin and make Russia an ally. Use your brain, think.

    ‘Benevolent neutrality’, for us, in this day and age? ‘Washington’s stance?’ How naive, how dreadfully shallow in thinking, how moronic in misapprehension and outdated in concept!

    John is right for the most part, and as he says, ‘it is the way of the world’, which, with your childlike naivete you just can’t understand.

    Btw, I’ll let the ‘Einstein’ slight go. A light jab, unworthy of any serious fustigation. As some here know, I’ve already fustigated you furiously in the past. And another btw, don’t take all the credit for Mary Queen’s departure. You just don’t hit that heavy.

    • benr May 7, 2024 at 7:39 am #

      @TUCSONSPUR

      It’s far more than childlike there is something either very wrong with this person OR as I have already said it’s an act or a put on for something slightly more sinister.

      The US does not need to rid Russia of Putin.
      Putin is what holds Russia together they appear to need a strong man every bit as much as Iraq did and does.

      Putin has shown he won’t take the easy bait when provoked.

      A Russian break up would be a nightmare considering all the aging nuclear stockpiles they have.

      No, the US should be courting Russia as an ally and foil against a growing Chinese threat.
      Much as we used China as a foil with the old Soviet Union.

      This is not me saying I am pro-Putin or Russia but the reality is what it is.

      • TruthSeeker1986 May 7, 2024 at 8:49 am #

        @Benr

        You don’t seem to quite get it, and I don’t mean this to be negative toward you. I’m saying that the U.S. is obsessed with Keeping Russia around as an enemy. They were outright pissy over Trump making peace with Putin. And you hear how Blinkin is going around making threats. I don’t know what China’s aim is but I don’t think the U.S. cares about the Chinese being a threat. At this point it doesn’t really matter anymore. The U.S. is going to keep trying and trying until Putin does take the bait….

        I mean how many times is he going to tolerate America’s bullshit childish terrorist attack attempts while denying “oh we had nothing to do with this!” The West is govern by fucking morons, not only in the United States, but also in Western Europe and Canada as well…All govern by moronic imbeciles that have no business leading any nation. Yet they all take great pride in being failures, conflict instigators, traitors, and destroyers.

  57. benr May 7, 2024 at 8:36 am #

    Looks like Jack Smith might have stacked documents or messed up evidence.

    Whoops.
    Source epoch times.

    Attorneys for former President Donald Trump are seeking to push deadlines and file additional motions, including a possible request for sanctions, in the classified documents case prosecuted by special counsel Jack Smith after revelations that the order of files in the physical boxes of documents do not match the digital scans.
    U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon allowed the defense to file the extra reply brief on May 6. Both sides have accused the other of mischaracterizing the situation to the judge as a May 9 deadline for the defense to file expert disclosures related to classified information litigation loomed overhead.
    In a separate paperless order, Judge Cannon paused that deadline on May 6. “Order setting second set of pretrial deadlines/hearings to follow,” the docket reads.
    On May 3, the prosecutors had made the admission that the files were not in the same order, and in a footnote admitted that they had made misrepresentations to the court about this issue.
    “President Trump and counsel are deeply troubled to be learning of these facts approximately 11 months after the charges were filed in this case,” Trump attorneys wrote.
    Who Handled Evidence?
    Defense attorneys argued this revealed that prosecutors have since “day one” made “false assertions of compliance with their discovery obligations.”
    The inconsistency had been confirmed by prosecutors after issues were flagged by attorneys for Walt Nauta, valet to President Trump, who was charged for obstruction alongside the former president as a codefendant.

    Attorneys for President Trump argued they had not examined the boxes themselves when they had the scans, as it “never occurred to us, until last Friday, that the prosecution team could not be trusted to perform the basic task of maintaining the integrity of such evidence despite the expansive resources at their disposal.”
    In addition to the documents not being in the same order with prosecutors unaware of the reason, prosecutors had acknowledged that the scans provided to the defense were made by an outside vendor as part of a related civil case. The defense argued that process “lacked the constitutional, statutory, and ethical safeguards that guide discovery obligations in this criminal case.”
    After the May 3 revelation, President Trump’s legal team reached out to the prosecutors with a discovery letter requesting materials related to this issue.

    “These issues implicate, for example, President Trump’s motion to suppress evidence seized from Mar-a-Lago and the motion to dismiss based on prosecutorial misconduct,” defense attorneys argued.
    The defense plans to request sanctions on the special counsel depending on the discovery produced by this request, and may also file a motion to dismiss charges “if the Office cannot prove in a reliable way how it seized and handled the key evidence in the case, which will be a central issue at any trial.”
    Strategy Change
    They also renewed arguments to delay the May 9 deadline.
    “Defense counsel cannot reasonably be expected to specify classified information that they intend to offer at trial when the Office recently disclosed that one of the most basic premises of the criminal justice process—that the prosecution team can be trusted to maintain existing evidence—no longer applies,” they argued.
    They revealed that they will use classified information to cross-examine witnesses about procedures for handling such information, and may now look for experts to focus on chain-of-custody and search-execution deficiencies.
    Defense attorneys also argued that prosecutors have “repeatedly and unjustly” asked for “unworkable deadlines,” accusing them of political motivations.
    Additional Discovery Request
    Defense attorneys argued that prosecutors cannot “seriously contend” that the new admission of evidence being moved could be irrelevant to the ongoing litigation.
    They are requesting all communications, memos, reports, letters, notes, and other documents related to instructions given to the “filter team” that handled evidence.
    Prosecutors had noted that the filter team “took care to ensure that no documents were moved from one box to another, but it was not focused on maintaining the sequence of documents within each box.”
    There was also a separate “investigation team” that handled on-site review, and defense attorneys are requesting their instructions, and communications between the two teams.
    The defense is also requesting documents related to the chain of custody of boxes stored overnight in the FBI field office in Miami, and boxes that were flown to Washington.
    They also requested documents related to the process the FBI used to replace handwritten sheets with classified cover sheets, as well as the deviations from the process that prosecutors had alluded to in their filing.
    Defense attorneys also wanted documents related to personnel involved in this process and the “several reasons” for which prosecutors said they were allowed access.
    The defense also sought clarity of what differences there are between the physical boxes and scans, and the communications that led to this disclosure on the part of the prosecutors.

  58. benr May 7, 2024 at 8:40 am #

    Some house keeping notes.
    People are playing games with accounts make sure you are following proper password changes and not reusing passwords that connect to your actual e-mail.
    I believe this site has come under attack and as a result a high number of wrong password or user name issues have been happening.
    Anyone else seeing this?
    Being even remotely supportive of Israel or critical of Palestinian efforts to wipe Israel off the map has angered someone somewhere…

    TO that person or group of people I say here’s mud in your eye.

    • SoftStarLight May 7, 2024 at 1:48 pm #

      I run into this at different times in most places I go online. I’ve had this happen to me here now for a few years lol. I figure that I am actually being monitored and watched every second of the day.

      • Ron Anselmo May 7, 2024 at 4:17 pm #

        I wish. <3

        • SoftStarLight May 8, 2024 at 1:42 am #

          lol you so crazy, Ron <3

  59. benr May 7, 2024 at 8:50 am #

    Calls to limit wealth accumulation are growing louder and more strident.

    theguardian.com/books/2024/jan/21/how-much-personal-wealth-is-enough-ingrid-robeyns-limitarianism

    What are you a capitalist!

    Here’s a couple of good questions for an election year: while we may talk about minimum wages, why don’t we ever discuss maximum wages? And, while our politicians may argue about how little a family can survive on, why do they never address the other end of the inequality scale: just how much accumulated wealth might be too much?

    This week in January is always a pertinent one for such questions. As the world’s billionaires have private-jetted out to Davos to slap themselves on the back once again for their outrageous fortune, Oxfam has produced its annual report about the growing gap between that happy few and the other 8 billion from whom they profit and with whom they share the planet’s resources. This year’s report, Inequality Inc, again articulates a trend that we have all witnessed for the past four decades and more. While most people, locally, nationally, globally, try to survive on the same or less, the rich and the very rich become phenomenally more wealthy year by year. Since 2020, the report reveals, “60% of humanity has grown poorer, [while] billionaires are now $3.3tn or 34% richer than they were at the beginning of this decade of crisis.” The wealth of the world’s five richest men has more than doubled in that period, adding an unprecedented $464bn to their fortunes.

    Are electorates and politicians across the world prepared just to shrug for ever about that widening wealth gap? It can seem that they are. Our own shameful government, led by a man worth £529m at the last count, seems to be pinning its slim chances of re-election on drastically reducing or abolishing inheritance tax, the single policy that most benefits the vanishingly small number of families as rich as the prime minister’s. At what point does the question arise: enough is enough?

    Now where have we heard all this before?

    Trust me when I say I am not super wealthy but at one point the upper tax limit on earned wealth was 90% for anyone earning over 1 million a year.
    It worries me when the hand of government is deciding on how to spend my savings or anyone else’s including the ubber rich.
    It always starts there and some how screws the middle class.

  60. Socrates-Detroit May 7, 2024 at 10:18 am #

    Today marks the 25th anniversary of the US Air Force bombing the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, killing three Chinese.

    President Xi of China will be in Belgrade to observe the anniversary of this crime.

    Eventually, the US did apologize and compensate the Chinese.

    You won’t see this in the mainstream media, but I thought CFNers should be aware of this important event.

    (Just like you’ll never see the MSM refer to the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in 1967, where 32 sailors were killed and over 150 wounded).

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    • TruthSeeker1986 May 7, 2024 at 11:16 am #

      @Socrates-Detroit

      Is there any reason why they attacked the USS Liberty?

      • Socrates-Detroit May 7, 2024 at 11:54 am #

        I’m sure there was. Otherwise, why shoot it? The ship was in international waters, and the nearest shore was the Sinai Peninsula (which was part of Egypt at the time)

        It was not an accident, as there were several passes by Israeli aircraft. I just read that a torpedo was fired at the ship.

        I think the obvious answer is that it was an intelligence gathering ship (radio/radar), and the Israelis did not want the US ship gathering intelligence. The Liberty was a “warship”, but as I understand, it was not armed.

        (So presumably, it means the ship was meant to operate in “safe” waters, where it would not, or could not, be attacked. Much like USAF transports and airborne command posts are essentially defenseless and meant to operate in “secure” airspace).

        The ship was attacked on June 8, 1967, which was during the June 1967 “Six Day War”.

        The 6-day war took place on June 05-10, 1967. Israel attacked the neighboring Arab states and took the Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula (Egypt), the Golan Heights (Syria) and the West Bank (Jordan).

    • Amman May 7, 2024 at 3:11 pm #

      – “No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten” –

      Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces

  61. Beryl of Oyl May 7, 2024 at 10:18 am #

    I’m old enough to remember when it was a running joke about the UN, no matter what was happening in the world, they’d convene and condemn Israel.

    If anybody had been paying attention to news other than those mass-produced protests at our universities, you would have seen that the evidence is mounting against Doctor Anthony Fauci and many others, and it goes all the way to the White House, that crimes against humanity were committed; crimes that affected much of the world.

    This has been what, four years? What has any international body said or done to bring this to light and punish the guilty parties?

    During an actual war, though, they are quick to jump on Benjamin Netanyahu, for things that literally just happened, let me repeat myself, during a WAR.

    That’s why I say, what good are they? They are an unserious, politicized, corrupt failure of an organization, and many Americans were calling to get the UN out of the US way before Hamas ever existed.

    • messianicdruid May 7, 2024 at 10:37 am #

      “Anyone who wants to avoid the creation of the Palestinian state, has to support Hamas and has to transfer money to Hamas. This is what we are doing. This is part of our strategy: to finance Hamas so that there will ever be a Palestinian state.” Benjamin Netanyahu, March 2019, the Knesset

      This was before the war.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 7, 2024 at 5:58 pm #

        Yes it was.

        That doesn’t alter the point I’ve made about the ICC one iota.

        • Paula D May 7, 2024 at 8:27 pm #

          You are absolutely right.

          If people are so concerned about body counts, Fauci surpasses any other living person, I would imagine.

          And yet he lives untouched by the ICC, or any other body of accountability.

          Like the rest of them involved in that atrocity.

          • Paula D May 7, 2024 at 8:28 pm #

            Fauci’s body count surpasses any others, I mean.

    • benr May 7, 2024 at 10:40 am #

      Epoch times has a section JUST on the clot shot.
      DAMN FINE REPORTING i MIGHT ADD.

      • Socrates-Detroit May 7, 2024 at 12:04 pm #

        Why is the Epoch Times reporting on it now?

        Is it to entice people like me to subscribe, by dangling that sexy story in front of us?

        Where were they in November 2021, when Senator Ron Johnson (WI-Rep) convened a hearing on the vaccine-injured?

        It was carried on Rumble, and I watched it. ALL of it–almost four hours. Very credible. People’s lives RUINED after they took the shot. A doctor who could no longer operate and had to fold up his practice, including let his staff go. People financially destroyed by trying to treat their new ailments. Teenage son dead. And more.

        At the introduction, Johnson POINTEDLY mentioned that the media had been invited, but not a SINGLE mainstream media outlet showed up. Did Epoch times show up? FoxNews didn’t.

        JHK, to his credit, questioned the mRNA from the outset. One reason I come here.

        That was 2.5 years ago.

        So why now? To try put another story to deflect from the barbaric destruction Israel has wreaked, and continues to wreak, on Gaza with impunity?

        Doesn’t the Epoch times also preach fiscal responsibility? What do they say about all this aid to Israel? To Ukraine? To Taiwan?

        Do they echo Senator McConnell, who says “it’s not as lot of money for us”. Damn Mitch, give me some of it!

        It’s a little late now for all the fence-sitters who took the shot and developed issues or are dead.

        Still, better late than never.

        • OG May 7, 2024 at 12:16 pm #

          Hear! Hear!

          ***
          I saw a document on a video (Judge Napolitano on yt) yesterday signed by Mitch and 11 other bi-partisan US Senators. This document threatened members of the ICC (and their families!) if they proceed in bringing charges against Bibi et al.

          The guest said, “The US Senate is now running like the mob.”

          Judge Nap goes, “Only the mob would never be so stupid as to put it in writing.”

          • messianicdruid May 7, 2024 at 1:16 pm #

            They announce stuff they are going to do [ to you ] and then carefully survey your response.

            “A huge open-air mind control experiment”.

        • benr May 7, 2024 at 6:21 pm #

          Since they were and are behind a pay wall, I was never able to get at most of their stories which have always been published.
          They started the crusade against mRNA junk vaccines from the get-go.

          I was just saying they have an entire section devoted to it now with hundreds of stories.

          • benr May 7, 2024 at 6:27 pm #

            As to the rest of your questions?

            I don’t eat, sleep, and breath pro or anti Israel media.
            I wouldn’t even comment on it if it wasn’t so horribly biased towards the terrorist group Hamas and the people who put them in power.

            I suggest taking some valium and recentering yourself because you ain’t changing shit.

            Israel is going to wipe out most of Hamas and then do whatever Israel decides is best for Israelis.

            I just saw Joe Biden is now claiming to back Israel.
            There goes half his insane base.
            Even lard ass michael moore is wringing his pudgy little hands over it.

    • SoftStarLight May 7, 2024 at 1:51 pm #

      They are trying to move the window. The whole strategy is to flood you with so many crises that you literally lose the ability to respond to the accumulating atrocities.

      • Paula D May 7, 2024 at 3:23 pm #

        I agree, SSL. Who knows which atrocity is the “one” they are trying to hide.

        Personally, I think the bioweapon/GMO injectable body count, worldwide, far surpasses any other atrocity going on.

        It’s not to the level of genocide, of course. That word has a meaning.

        • SoftStarLight May 8, 2024 at 1:49 am #

          I agree. I also continue to hear about the potential for death waves to begin occurring late summer and early fall resulting in almost like a Black Death type of event. If that does unfold its not clear what may happen. I think the number of people who actually believe those jabs were safe are very minimal these days.

  62. BackRowHeckler May 7, 2024 at 11:13 am #

    It looks like in the NE scrappers & vandals are hitting the high voltage, rapid EV chargers first, which makes sense because “dats where the best copper be.” Those high voltage chargers are really the motherlode for modern day miners. If your a gold miner, you go where the gold is. After those superchargers are stripped clean, then, and only then, do you go for the smaller yields, ordinary individual charging stations for the Proles. What EV charging stations are in more rural areas last 4-5 days, in de hood, 2-3 days.

  63. BackRowHeckler May 7, 2024 at 11:21 am #

    Copper prices headed to $4.75 per pound, which is a pretty good incentive. Strip a dozen or so EV Charging Stations of their copper you have yourself a pretty good payday, and not to mention all the aluminum that can be cut out of the main core itself, adding to the bonanza. It’s a windfall for tweekers, meth addicts, or anybody who needs quick cash.

    • OG May 7, 2024 at 12:05 pm #

      Right now, we are headed into complete chaos.

      After chaos, anyone trying to loot anything will be dead by drone or robocop within a minute. AI will edit together compilations of the robokills for Bill Gates’ sick viewing pleasure.

      ***
      Evolution:
      From: “The system’s broken! It must be fixed!”
      To: “The system is functioning exactly as is intended. The system must be destroyed.”

    • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

      There was a report yesterday that Tesla is cutting back on building charging stations. Cutting their own throats, i wonder why? Financial problems?

      The impossibility of the Biden electrification program is really showing through right now, twenty years of trying it out and it is no better than then.

      So, CFNers, when Peak Oil hits in twenty years or so, where is the energy going to come from?

      • stelmosfire May 7, 2024 at 1:09 pm #

        “when Peak Oil hits in twenty years or so, where is the energy going to come from?”

        Coal liquification of course. We have coal up the yazoo in the USA and converting it to liquid fuels is old tech. Gulfstream V’s burn a lot of fuel and you can bet that the overlords aren’t gonna give up that shit.

        • OG May 7, 2024 at 1:21 pm #

          Our overlords plan on massive drops in energy demand on account of a mass die-off.

  64. OG May 7, 2024 at 11:53 am #

    Hey, we give weapons to Israel, we give weapons to Saudi Arabia, Russia gives weapons to Iran, we give weapons to Ukraine, North Korea gives weapons to Russia in Ukraine. Comme Ci, Comme Ca.
    – JAZ

    You’re using “gives” sometimes for “sells.”

    The USA (aka the Deep State) are the only country who can pay for it all with a few keyboard strokes. The other countries have to earn the resources to produce their killing machines (i.e. capitalism).

    The Deep State is the one that can just give it away – on account of its phoney bologna fiat ass-wipe. The other countries trade in their mutual efforts of stopping the Deep State and its Satanic agenda of enslaving all of mankind forever more. So there’s that.

    ***
    Sometimes it appears that you’ve learned so much but this whole “Israel is the Deep State” has you back out in left field.

    • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 12:13 pm #

      Phonetic baloney fiat ass wipe

      Hahahaha! Good one. At least we will not have to worry about toilet paper during the next phoney baloney pandemic.

      A point I made earlier is that maybe the Deep State exists beyond the Border of the USA, that WEF et al may all be part of the crime family known as the Deep State.

      Well, we will always disagree on Israel, so be it.

      • OG May 7, 2024 at 12:21 pm #

        But does not living in dichotomy over the fate of mankind not drive you bonkers?

        You can’t possibly reason that the Deep State would be 100% on point with everything … but give 26 bil to Israel for … wait! What?

        • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

          Nope, I am 76 years old and resigned to the idea that God is in control. Mankind will always find a way to screw things up but I cannot control that, so what me worry.

          I notice that our bickering over the ME has not changed much of anything.

          Lord give me the knowledge of Good, the Disdain of Bad and the wisdom to tell the difference.

          • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

            Definitely paraphrased.

          • OG May 7, 2024 at 1:18 pm #

            I notice that our bickering over the ME has not changed much of anything.

            I disagree. You aren’t budging because your mind is closed for business on ME truth but I’ve learned and I’ve presented facts and analysis for other CFNers to ponder and/or disdain.

            Just like the butterfly-effect, you never know the end result of our “bickering.”

            ***
            God bless you, JAZ. You are a good man.

    • Socrates-Detroit May 7, 2024 at 12:16 pm #

      I don’t if Israel is the Deep State, or the Deep State is Israel, but does it matter?

      Powerful lobbies control the US. And the most powerful, by far, is the Israeli Lobby. And these lobbies are interconnected. The military industrial complex and financial are the next two. Then we have big pharma, insurance, real estate, energy. All connected.

      US foreign policy is basically to support Zionism 120%, and to occasionally appear to question certain Zionist tactics, without actually doing anything.

      The tail wags the dog. Several people here see the obvious. Several do not; and several DO see it, but Israel is more important to them than the US, so they support Israel.

      The US “supports a two-state solution”. But when the UN tries to make Palestine a state, the US vetoes it.

      Biden may be the most Zionist Senator ever. And I admit, I totally missed it.

      It wasn’t till after the war ON Gaza that I found out that he got more Israel lobby money from 1994-2016 than any other Senator.

      This war on Gaza has unearthed many bad skeletons that Israel would prefer to remain buried, including the harassment of Christians, as well as the daily abuses suffered by Palestinians, which it appears many of us (including myself) tended to overlook.

      You don’t think that was a major factor in the Democrats “coalescing” behind Biden to “Stop Trump”?

      • OG May 7, 2024 at 12:24 pm #

        Thank you!

        • OG May 7, 2024 at 12:39 pm #

          Of course, your brilliant post will be a federal crime soon [HR 6090].

          Judge Napolitano, however, yesterday assured us that HR 6090’s blatant infringement of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America will undoubtedly be thrown out by the courts.

          Judge Nap’s Judging Freedom is nothing but top-notch interviews with top-notch guests. I highly recommend that you consider his show a staple in seeking the truth.

          This is new today:

          Col. Douglas Macgregor : Do Israel + Ukraine = WWIII?

          youtube.com/watch?v=vdebYUjkte0

          • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 12:46 pm #

            As both are firefights in the oncoming West vs. BRICS++ “Armageddon”, they certainly could lead to WW3.

            What may stop it, however, is the collapse of the USA government just as the collapse of the USSR stopped the Cold War in 91.

            People who think that the USA is impervious to breaking up better look at The Ottoman Empire, the Roman Empire, the USSR, and the Balkans.

          • TruthSeeker1986 May 7, 2024 at 12:55 pm #

            @JohnAZ

            A collapse took years to happen to the Roman Empire though….A third World War could easily happen before the U.S. collapses at all. Last night I actually had a terrible dream about nuclear war…..I saw a huge missile flying directly at the city I was in, and as I tried to flee from it, time slowed down for a little while before a huge blast shook the earth beneath me. I woke up covered in sweat….It was unbelievable.

          • Socrates-Detroit May 7, 2024 at 1:46 pm #

            Money is inflated. Speaking loosely, ten dollars today buys what a dime bought in 1913.

            However, in my opinion, TIME has changed. Since 1913, in any given decade, things have changed MORE, there has been more scientific and technological innovation in any decade since then than there might have been in THREE centuries during the time of Christ, or Rome.

            So, while I can see lots of parallels with the Roman Empire, saying that it took Rome “centuries to unravel” (the WESTERN part), centuries during Rome could be a decade or two today.

            As often happens, I don’t agree with @JohnAZ comparisons of the US to the Ottoman or Austrian Empires or the Balkans. The US, internally, does not have occupied large, occupied, groups. The Native Americans have not been a factor since the 1800s. Those other empires or states did.

            But JonAZ has a point about the USSR. The USA has several parallels with the USSR–and with Russia.

            Both are/were imperial entities with large, expensive militaries that the economy can not/could not sustain.

            Dmitry Orlov (who has been a guest on JHK’s podcast) has made a lot of astute observations about the parallels between the USSR before it imploded, and the USA in the 2000s. And Orlov, in parallel with JHK, does not paint a pretty picture.

            (That said, the USA has outlasted Orlov’s prediction of a 1990s style Soviet/Russia implosion during the 20-teens).

            Russia, the core of the USSR, went through a very difficult time in the 1990s. The Russian people endured more than what the American people endured during the great depression. But Russia and the Russians endured and rebounded.

            Both Orlov and JHK don’t paint such a pretty picture of a post-implosion “good ending” in the USA. America has some structural issues (suburbia, as JHK wrote in “The Geography of Nowhere”) and once the prosperity leaves, how will America’s “diversity” work out.

            Read their books.

          • BackRowHeckler May 7, 2024 at 4:40 pm #

            Socrates, the US doesn’t have that large a military; an Army of 400,000 troops in a nation of 330 million is rather pitiful. Bulgaria went into WW1 with more than 400,000 troops. All the US armed forces added up, including the Coast Guard, just tops 1 million. 1 million is how many Russian soldiers the Wehrmacht captured on the Eastern Front in 1941. China and NKorea can field 17 million soldiers. And out of the 400,000 US Army can put into action, how many are combat ready trained infantry, artillery or armor? Probably not more than 50,000.

          • OG May 7, 2024 at 8:41 pm #

            And they were so very, very, very adamant that all US military be jabbed.

            I wonder why.

          • Socrates-Detroit May 8, 2024 at 11:41 am #

            @brh

            I agree with your comment about the size of the US Army not being “large”. All your numbers make sense, I’ll grant all that.

            I’ll even raise you and say the size of the entire US military, in terms of active-duty personnel is the smallest it has been since before the Korean War.

            All true. But the fact remains that the US still has hundreds of bases throughout the world. Some are trip wires, others are vital to the Air Force and Navy to project US power.

            The cost of this “smaller, but smarter” force however is anything but small. I’ve stopped keeping track–you may know what it is. I’m going to say it’s close to one TRILLION dollars. Or more. That’s everything–DoD, Nukes (that’s on another budget), CIA/NSA.

            Measured in current (inflated) dollars, it’s a record high. Even in inflation-adjusted dollars, it’s very high.

            Many of these “efficient” new weapons, which often don’t work as advertised are very expensive. And that is before the cost over-runs.

            Since Bush Jr, defense spending has been very high.

            This country is broke, but spending lots of money on “defense”. Ironically, our actual border with Mexico is “under-defended” and the not the defense department’s job.

            The USSR was (essentially) broke, and also spending a lot of resources on “defense”.

            The house of cards might come down any day…

      • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 12:40 pm #

        I have mentioned before about the book I read about four years ago, (Cannot remember the title or author). the author’s premise was that the border was open because the illicit trades was what is keeping the IMF in business, that the liquidity keeps the interest payments up on the international debt. The US government does no just tolerate the cartels, it is part of them, or maybe the cartels are a part of the globalist group that is taking over the world. So, is the Deep State global?

        A very good question to ask to answer this,

        Who is in charge? It certainly is not Biden and the US Deep State.

        • BackRowHeckler May 7, 2024 at 12:44 pm #

          Yeah, I was wondering what the motive was to open the borders to millions of 3rd World invaders. That sounds like a believable explanation.

          • malthuss May 7, 2024 at 3:37 pm #

            the new ones who vote vote democrat.

            the new ones are non White, race replacement.

            bring on civil war.

        • TruthSeeker1986 May 7, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

          @JohnAZ

          That makes it even more problematic because these Cartels never go away….Mexico have been fighting these groups forever, and now parts of Latin America is dealing with them that never had to face them at all until now….It’s troublesome because of so much criminality. If Cartels are running this country…… Then we’ve already lost, don’t mean to be black pilled but just the way I feel about the whole thing.

          • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 1:02 pm #

            TS1986

            Think MS13 is in every city in the country, the Blacks are getting pissed off at the Latinos fighting for the drug trafficking,

            Someone is pushing these folks from their homelands and financing their journey to the border. Human smuggling is constant. illegal walkovers are omnipresent.

            Go to your local zoo and count the diversity now. We are not a White culture any more. Every ethnic group you can think of is present.

            No, IMHO, the cartels are not running the USA but they are “lobbyists”for the Deep State in DC, who are running the country, sort of.

            Your fears are founded, as I say over and over, the only voice that is running contrary to this situation is Trump. But only his wishes, trying to get anything done may be too late. If they do not kill him.

          • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 9:35 pm #

            Mexico does not fight them, they would kill the government.

        • Jarek May 7, 2024 at 1:26 pm #

          You could do that without bringing in tens of millions of new people.

          The latter destroys all social capital and insures the permanency of the Regime.

        • SoftStarLight May 7, 2024 at 1:54 pm #

          Getting warmer, John! Getting warmer! Keep looking keep looking.

  65. RocketDoc May 7, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

    Apropos to my upthread comment: Sunday I was out of town and went to an unfamiliar grocery store called ACME to buy dinner fixings for my MIL. I picked up a six pack of beer for me and my BIL. The clerk said I must buy alcohol in a special line, I couldn’t purchase it with him. OK. I’m 70 and the new cashier asks to see my ID. It’s stuck inconveniently in my wallet so I show her and she says she has to swipe it to buy alcohol. I say no-politely-she can confirm by holding the ID that I am over 21 but she cannot make an electronic record. So we have to call the manager, it being store policy and all, and I say I prefer to have no e-record of alcohol purchases. Sorry. Impossible. They must swipe my DL to sell beer. So let’s call that curious fact 1.
    The next day I’m flying home & at the airport I am 2 hours early to my gate. I sit down at a BrewPub and finally wave down the bartender to order a beer and she points to a Q-code at my place. Use your phone to order and pay for it and I’ll bring it to you. I say, I’ll just pay cash for it. Sorry we don’t accept cash in this entire Terminal. You cannot buy anything without a credit card! So these six guys sitting at the bar overhear the conversation and remark that Big Brother is watching. Five white guys and a burly black guy who says cheerfully, I’ll buy the guy a beer, put it on my tab. I thank him but decline his offer. The beer was $12 anyway and despite flashing a $20, bartender says she cannot serve a beer or make change. The permission society is almost here.//

    Get ready for ABC stores to be credit card and ID only. Anonymous consumption cannot be allowed.

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    • SoftStarLight May 7, 2024 at 1:58 pm #

      Maybe the universe is telling you it’s time to stop drinking? Once the Muslims take over there won’t be any alcohol for sale at all. Accept in Dubai apparently lol.

      • Paula D May 7, 2024 at 3:28 pm #

        That is for sure. My friend who lives in Dubai posted a picture of the long line outside the liquor store.

    • Jarek May 7, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

      And proof of vaccination. Being chipped will allow you to avoid long lines and use the self checkout. No need for ID, credit card, or vaccination card. The chip has it all…..

      • OG May 7, 2024 at 2:11 pm #

        “It sure will be convenient. And efficient. And safe. And I’ve got nothing to hide.”

        • Ron Anselmo May 7, 2024 at 2:59 pm #

          Yes OG, the “nothing to hiders”. I always ask them if I can install a camera in their Master Bedroom. After all, they have nothing to hide, not doing anything illegal, right? Then they get that stupid look on their face. You know the one.

    • Paula D May 7, 2024 at 3:30 pm #

      Too bad we can’t initiate a class action lawsuit about this blatantly illegal push to ban cash. Are they even enough of us who refuse to use a card around?

      And yeah, they used to card you to buy cigarettes or alcohol to prove you were legally old enough.
      How can they justify insisting on an obviously past 21-year old show their ID?
      And photographing it?

      We are well down the slippery slope of totalitarianism.

      • TruthSeeker1986 May 7, 2024 at 3:34 pm #

        Some people are going to be okay with this system, which are probably the same ones who took the vaccine…People will get desperate, and when desperate they don’t even care at that point what this gov does to them. I for one will be resisting it, if I have to starve to death and die…I just starve to death and die…I can’t support any of this shit they want to do to us….None of it.

  66. Jarek May 7, 2024 at 2:10 pm #

    BM, anti-Zionist Hebrew

    “I think we should’ve gone into Rafah yesterday already… There are no uninvolved (civilians) there. You have to go in and kill and kill and kill… We have to kill them before they kill us”
    That’s Shimon Boker, vice chairman of the World Likud, the international arm of Netnayahu’s party. This is what he had to say three days ago, on Channel 12’s “Ofira & Levinson” talk show, regarding the topic of hostage deal vs. Rafah invasion.

    Jarek: The bombing has already begun, so as to speed the evacuation I suppose. But given the above, I don’t think it’s all going to be very humane.

    Talk about peace and then begin bombing the same day. Remember, they control the media in the West, even in countries that don’t have big Jewish populations, like Sweden. They’re running cover for them.

    • TruthSeeker1986 May 7, 2024 at 2:26 pm #

      @Jarek

      Why do they want to go into Rafah anyway? I keep hearing about this place, but what’s the reason for fighting there?

      • OG May 7, 2024 at 3:07 pm #

        Rafah is one of the last untouched parts of Gaza while Bibi wants all of Gaza. The 2.2mm Gazans must be genocided and refugeed the Hell out of there. The Ben Gurion Canal and a modern Mediterranean Atlantic City are two major developments planned.

        ***
        Lahaina 8/8. Lest we forget.

        • TruthSeeker1986 May 7, 2024 at 3:31 pm #

          ….So basically he’s going to just kill a lot of them, and have the rest pushed off onto any nation stupid enough to take the left overs that didn’t get killed…….Our nation is a fucking dumping ground.

          • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 4:28 pm #

            There is a reason for Rafah. OG, the canal is going by the north end of Gaza so that is not it.

            I heard a report that the tunnel system Hamas installed has most of its terminals in Rafah. They are going to be dropping “dam busters”, IMHO, in there to collapse the bulk of the tunnels. The interconnects to the “ports” where weapons are brought into Gaza also are in Rafah according to the report.

            I believe this is the Main target of the war.

            The Israelis are pushing the civilians out of Rafah, according to the media. And I reported on a story yesterday that said the USA government is already planning on taking in Palis. I wonder how many Hamas will accompany them?

          • OG May 7, 2024 at 4:38 pm #

            The fact that the planned Ben Gurion Canal will go through north Gaza does not diminish anything that I said in the least, JAZ.

            Yes, how many pissed off Palis/Hamas are your evil overlords foisting on you indeed. Man, you’re dumb!

            ***
            TS86: BINGO!

          • OG May 7, 2024 at 5:35 pm #

            “Yes, of course we’ll go further in debt for you to blow Palis to smithereens. To make 2.2mm people hate us and then send them here so you can make your paradise where they were.

            Can we also kiss your hairy ass?”

            That is some major-league dysfunctional whacked out shit.

          • TruthSeeker1986 May 7, 2024 at 6:43 pm #

            This is why I hate that Israel have control over this country or at least enough to use it like some sort of dumpster to offload any and everything here. Last year when I saw all those Palestinian flags and Israel flags being waved around in New York I just shook my head… There wasn’t a single American flag among the crowd in NYC… NONE.

            You were either on team Israel or Team Palestinian and they were bickering in each other’s faces…The whole damn scene looked like the Middle East with all those Muslims and Jewish supporters fighting among themselves. Nothing physically violent happened but still it makes this country look horribly bad.

            All I saw were white people waving the Israel flags like a bunch of cucks, and the Muslims waving their stupid flags….And I’m like….Why oh why don’t Americans do something to take back their nation from all these damn people that have no business here?

            We don’t even have a damn nation anymore…..Even when Hispanics are out protesting I see Mexican flags being waved around….These people dont’ give two fucks about this country, NONE! Because they still act as if they are living in the countries they all fled from but come here waving their own damn flags… And it doesn’t help that the citizens that usualy support them do the same because libs feel like they have to be part of every little protest if it means one side is “oppressing” the other in some way.

          • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 8:59 pm #

            OG, you may be right about the projects that Israel wants to do.

            To the victor go the spoils, another Truth of humanity.

            You are also right about our dumping ground, TS. It is the mechanism that the Deep State is using to globalize the USA.

            Think, right now, the USA culture? What USA culture? It is a snap to divide a country that has no reason for existence.

            Pretty soon, there will not be a reason for the existence of the USA, China is going to take over the seas watch, Russia providing oil, with the Middle East helping out.

            BRICS++ will be in charge, the West a puny afterthought.

            The immediate question is what the USA will do to try to prevent this scenario.

  67. socialisthater May 7, 2024 at 2:23 pm #

    Communist/Socialists and Fascist/Socialists NEVER truly believe in freedom or any kind of representative democracy. NEVER. Both believe that is is their duty to dictate what is best for their “subjects” because, well, they know what’s best for us, and they will always gravitate to using the brute force of a dictatorial government to make certain that the rabble public follows their dictates.

    This practice of dictating “rules” to public is exactly what the whole Democrat scum elite mob is all about today. And those edicts flow down to the very most ludicrous detail–what kind of stove you can have, what kind of air conditioner you must buy, what kind of fuel your automobile will use, what–if anything–that you can use to defend yourself against a violent criminal or a tyrannical (violent) government, and so on.

    Hitler spoke directly to Socialist aims, “National socialism is the determination to create a new man. There will no longer exist any individual arbitrary will, nor realms in which the individual belongs to himself. The time of happiness as a private matter is over.” Stalin said essentially the same thing.

    One of the great ironies is that many of the same “liberals” who railed against the Viet Nam war and the power of “The Man” are the same morons that now are fully embracing the Fascist/Communist/Socialist Democrat Party determined to bring the very worst features of Communist and Fascist dictatorial rule to the United States.

    • SoftStarLight May 7, 2024 at 2:42 pm #

      You’re mixing too many ideologies together. Sometimes a dish is served best with less ingredients. For example, National Socialists and Communists are completely different. We’re going to have to deprogram you like we’re deprogramming John Az.

      • Paula D May 7, 2024 at 3:31 pm #

        Good luck with those projects.

      • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 4:30 pm #

        FYI, SSL, you haven’t done squat to me. Better watch that ego!

        • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 4:33 pm #

          Okay, SSL, what is the difference between a fascist and communist government.

          Hint: to the people, it is not much.

          Is feudalism communist or fascist or its own “person”? That is where we are heading.

        • Jarek May 7, 2024 at 6:10 pm #

          Fascism is fine with private industry, small, medium size and big. But the big will be watched – especially in key industries. You can’t stop providing services or jack up the price because people need to buy. Sorry, capitalist.

          Your ignorance is complete. Read your Jack Chick: Hell is MILLIONS of degrees!

  68. Amman May 7, 2024 at 3:20 pm #

    Getting to genocide on Gaza families is a sure way to get you famous worldwide. Or, as the world prefers to put it, INFAMOUS.

    War is sought by the Blob to cancel their unpayable debt but it is the Blob itself that will be cancelled.

    HOW MANY BABIES DID THE BLOB BOMB TODAY?

    • benr May 7, 2024 at 6:34 pm #

      Not as many as were sucked out of their mothers womb because they were inconvenient.

      • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 9:02 pm #

        Yes! How many abortions, murders. How many fentanyl opiate deaths? The government here enables the killing of many more folks than any of these genocides.

        • OG May 8, 2024 at 12:13 am #

          “Rape? I hardly raped much more than a dozen girls, for flip sakes! Why pick on me? There have been many rapists way more prolifically rapey than little ole me.”

          “But … you raped today and plan on raping tomorrow.”

          “Antisemite!”

  69. Rowdypiglet May 7, 2024 at 3:46 pm #

    Thanks, @Breck, for the book recommendation. I’ll read it. If anyone else wishes to, it can be found here:

    ://archive.org/details/church-state-g-edward-griffin-the-creature-from-jekyll-island

  70. Beryl of Oyl May 7, 2024 at 6:06 pm #

    The judge in the Stormy Daniels payment trial is allowing in all sorts of smut and salacious testimony having zero to do with a financial records case, and pretending it’s all the fault of Trump’s lawyers.

    I said beforehand the media and the prosecution were trying to make this about a sex crime or something, but I never thought the judge would as well.

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  71. Amman May 7, 2024 at 6:25 pm #

    Some say that you are also one of the Prisoners, Kunstler.
    That you, yourself, is a member of the Blob.
    I am sure not a few posters, long-timers, would agree but do not have the courage to publicly express it. One day this realization will come to you. The irony… of irony on a writer

    • BackRowHeckler May 7, 2024 at 7:01 pm #

      Is there any CFN empathy for the Kurds? They’ve been battling with the Turks since 1921; 250,000 of them have been killed. That’s what I call a genocide. Turkey calls it terrorist suppression measures. Next up, China’s occupation of Tibet. A few Hollywood actors made that their cause … until China bought Hollywood.

      • OG May 7, 2024 at 7:25 pm #

        How many Palis has Israel killed since 1948?

        • BackRowHeckler May 7, 2024 at 8:50 pm #

          How many Uyghurs has China crushed since 1948. Mao had a special enmity toward Uyghurs.

          WHY ISNT ANYBODY WORRIED ABOUT THE UYGHURS? At this moment there are over 1 million of them being held in Chinese Concentration Camps.Can I have a sympathetic word for the Uyghurs? After all, they’re Muslims, and they have children too.

          • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 9:31 pm #

            Chechnya, Pakistanis, Muslims in their zeal to convert the world with Jihad have made lots of enemies.

          • OG May 8, 2024 at 12:11 am #

            Right. A sympathetic word for all of the world’s oppressed.

            But my question remains:

            How many Palis has Israel killed since 1948? I’m not being facetious, I really don’t know the answer and it seems a very important statistic in this discussion.

            You claimed: “250,000 of them have been killed. That’s what I call a genocide.”

            So, I’m wondering how close Israel on Pali is to your declared genocide threshold.

            ***
            “Rape? I hardly raped much more than a dozen girls, for flip sakes! Why pick on me? There have been many rapists way more prolifically rapey than little ole me.”

            “But … you raped today and plan on raping tomorrow.”

            “Antisemite!”

          • benr May 8, 2024 at 11:44 am #

            @og

            Apparently not enough to stop them from putting their collective ass in the sling over and over.
            They must be the stupidest people on the planet.

  72. benr May 7, 2024 at 6:33 pm #

    You must go out of business!

    msn.com/en-us/money/companies/california-proposes-bill-to-outlaw-self-checkout-lanes-in-stores

    They have lost their minds.

    I hate these self checkouts but they are an option.

    • GreenAlba May 7, 2024 at 8:36 pm #

      The other day, I found myself in a Marks and Spencer foodstore I hadn’t been in for years. Unmanned checkouts turned out to be the only option, much to my annoyance, as I avoid them like the plague. Fortunately, a couple of the machines still allowed cash payments.

      Give it time, plus digital ID and social credit systems, and there will be a glitch one day when you’re trying to pay the machine (because it knows you read a dissident website or something), leading to the machine performing a citizen’s arrest and handcuffing you till the heavies arrive.

      Trial will be by AI.

    • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 9:26 pm #

      Benr

      Self checkouts are a convenience item for people with small loads. But are abused by people who have full baskets. The Dems of California are always in favor of the little guy, here they are trying to protect check out jobs. Next will be $20/hr. Minimum wage for supermarket folks.

      Who are manning those smaller income jobs, aha? Democratic voters, who control California.

      Arizona now too.

      Did you know that the Diamondbacks have an alias that they actually wear on their uniforms.

      Las Serpientes. It is becoming Little Mexico in Phoenix proper. Thanks Biden.

      • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 9:27 pm #

        Yeah, GA, it will make control of the Digital ID easier.

      • OG May 8, 2024 at 12:02 am #

        It is becoming Little Mexico in Phoenix proper. Thanks Biden.

        Thanks Deep State. Right?

  73. Jarek May 7, 2024 at 6:39 pm #

    https://www.amren.com/news/2024/05/young-afd-politician-convicted-for-publishing-gang-rape-statistics-in-connection-with-afghan-migration/

    The truth is no defense! Shades of one of the German Holocaust trials.

    • BackRowHeckler May 7, 2024 at 7:04 pm #

      What happened the Germans? These purportedly are your people. The war has been over for 80 years so dont blame it on us.

      • Jarek May 7, 2024 at 7:16 pm #

        Whites are my people. I’m Irish-American, so that’s my ethnicity and specific culture. You knew that.

        Germany is an occupied land. Americans need to leave and take their Zionism with them.

      • TruthSeeker1986 May 7, 2024 at 7:37 pm #

        Row the Germans like every other class of Caucasians, they are being replaced and have no rights in their own lands, year after year they put up with and tolerate more and more abuses and betrayal by their own officials who “care” more about the scum invading them than they do about their own citizens. Same situation in America, but from what I can tell it seems even worse for Europeans.

        • OG May 7, 2024 at 7:48 pm #

          “Joe Biden” threatened to and then blew up Germany’s Nordstream pipeline. Allies!

          Talk about being the lowest bitch in their pimp’s stable.

        • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 9:04 pm #

          Is it just the Americans, Jarek? Or is it the globalists that want to maintain the control of Germany and the rest of Europe? Who is responsible for the invasion there?

          • Jarek May 7, 2024 at 9:32 pm #

            There are Holocaust monuments everywhere. It is a conquered land just like the United States.

            In the Middle East, our troops are referred to as “the Jews”.

          • JohnAZ May 8, 2024 at 12:33 am #

            I am confused,aren’t most of the invasion from North Africa and the Middle East ie Muslim? Who conquered who here? I am surprised that the Holocaust monuments aren’t being torn down.

            Eisenhower was right.

        • Jarek May 7, 2024 at 9:27 pm #

          TS isn’t even White but not only does he SEE but cares. Most Whites can’t see and don’t want to either. Because then they’d have to care or admit to themselves what they are.

          • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 9:32 pm #

            I wonder why? You are right.

    • TruthSeeker1986 May 7, 2024 at 7:33 pm #

      Why is it that whenever these nations try to mention what these third world assholes are guilty of, people get punished? Who the fuck side are they on, the third worlders or the people who are victims of their actions? I don’t understand these people who run Europe what so ever, but I’m glad I wasn’t born white these people are forced to put up with a lot of shit from their own leaders. And they are practically the only people who go through this. If someone in any other country did this, the people wouldn’t be punished by their own for speaking out about it. Only in these pitiful white nations you hear about this…..If only the invaders would rape some of these politician’s wives or daughters. Then we’ll see if they care so fucking much about them.

    • BackRowHeckler May 7, 2024 at 8:54 pm #

      I didnt realize you were Irish, Jarek. My apologies.

  74. Jarek May 7, 2024 at 7:37 pm #

    Stormy Daniels told how she was shaking uncontrollably after having sex with Trump – as if he is the Devil!

    What a horse faced liar.

    • tucsonspur May 7, 2024 at 8:19 pm #

      Wow, that Trump must have really nailed her good!

      Is she a real succubus?

      • Jarek May 7, 2024 at 9:29 pm #

        She is a succubus and he is an inccubus. Anti-matter met matter. Their child would have been the anti-Christ but she aborted it.

      • elysianfield May 8, 2024 at 11:26 am #

        Quote by Henry Kissinger: “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.”

    • JohnAZ May 8, 2024 at 12:29 am #

      I listen to that porn queen/whore testify and really wonder how low we have gone.

  75. tucsonspur May 7, 2024 at 8:12 pm #

    benr

    ‘No, the US should be courting Russia as an ally and foil against a growing Chinese threat.’

    You just rang the bell with a light swing of the hammer. You are truly a high striker!

    Putin must go in order for this to happen. Tough to do but not impossible if we focus on the goal and our intel agencies get their act together. A strong, enduring alliance between Russia and China is extremely dangerous heading into a future with depleted resources. Prigozhin almost did it with no help from us. Here’s some stuff to think about from substack:

    Prigozhin’s March on Moscow (corrected)
    Ten lessons from a mutiny

    TIMOTHY SNYDER
    JUN 26, 2023

    How to understand Yevgeny Prigozhin’s march on Moscow and its sudden end? Often there are plots without a coup; this seemed like a coup without a plot. Yet weird as the mercenary chief’s mutiny was, we can draw some conclusions from its course and from its conclusion.

    1. Putin is not popular. All the opinion polling we have takes place in an environment where his power is seen as more or less inevitable and where answering the question the wrong way seems risky. But when Putin’s power was lifted, as when the city of Rostov-on-Don was seized by Wagner, no one seemed to mind. Reacting to Prigozhin’s mutiny, some Russians were euphoric, and most seemed apathetic. What was not to be seen was anyone in any Russian city spontaneously expressing their personal support for Putin, let alone anyone taking any sort of personal risk on behalf of his regime.

    The euphoria suggests to me that some Russians are ready to be ruled by a different exploitative regime. The apathy indicates that most Russians at this point just take for granted that they will be ruled by the gangster with the most guns, and will just go on with their daily lives regardless of who that gangster happens to be.

    2. Prigozhin was a threat to Putin, because he does much the same things that Putin does, and leverages Putin’s own assets. Both the Russian state itself and Prigozhin’s mercenary firm Wagner are extractive regimes with large public relations and military arms.

    The Putin regime exists, and the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg are relatively wealthy, thanks to the colonial exploitation of hydrocarbon resources in Siberia. The wealth is held by a very few people, and the Russian population is treated to a regular spectacle of otherwise pointless war — Ukraine, Syria, Ukraine again — to distract attention from this basic state of affairs, and to convince them that there is some kind of external enemy that justifies it (hint: there really isn’t).

    Wagner functioned as a kind of intensification of the Russian state, doing the dirtiest work beyond Russia, not only in Syria and Ukraine but also in Africa. It was subsidized by the Russian state, but made its real money by extracting mineral resources on its own, especially in Africa. Unlike most of its other ventures, Wagner’s war in Ukraine was a losing proposition. Prigozhin leveraged the desperation of Russia’s propaganda for a victory by taking credit for victory at Bakhmut. That minor city was completely destroyed and abandoned by the time Wagner took it, at the cost of tens of thousands of Russian lives.

    But because it was the only gain in Russia’s horrifyingly costly but strategically senseless 2023 offensive, Bakhmut had to be portrayed by Putin’s media as some kind of Stalingrad or Berlin. Prigozhin took advantage of this. He was able to direct the false glory to himself even as he then withdrew Wagner from Ukraine. Meanwhile he criticized the military commanders of the Russian Federation in increasingly vulgar terms, thereby preventing the Russian state (and Putin) from gaining much from the bloody spectacle of invaded Ukraine. In sum: Wagner was able to make the Putin regime work for it.

    3. Prigozhin told the truth about the war. This has to be treated as a kind of self-serving accident: Prigozhin is a flamboyant and skilled liar and propagandist. But his pose in the days before his march on Moscow made the truth helpful to him. He wanted to occupy this position in Russian public opinion: the man who fought loyally for Russia and won Russia’s only meaningful victory in 2023, in the teeth of the incompetence of the regime and the senselessness of the war itself.

    I’m not sure enough attention has been paid to what Prigozhin said about Putin’s motives for war: that it had nothing to do with NATO enlargement or Ukrainian aggression, and was simply a matter of wishing to dominate Ukraine, replace its regime with a Moscow-friendly politician (Viktor Medvedchuk), and then seize its resources and to satisfy the Russian elite. Given the way the Russian political system actually works, that has the ring of plausibility. Putin’s various rationales are dramatically inconsistent with the way the Russian political system actually works.

    4. Russia is far less secure than it was before invading Ukraine. This is a rather obvious point that many people aside from myself have been making, going all the way back the first invasion of 2014. There was never any reason to believe, from that point at the latest, that Putin cared about Russian national interests. If he had, he would never have begun a conflict that forced Russia to become subordinate to China, which is the only real threat on its borders. Any realist in Moscow concerned about the Russian state would seek to balance China and the West, rather than pursue a policy which had to alienate the West.

    Putin was concerned that Ukraine might serve as a model. Unlike Russians, Ukrainians could vote and enjoyed freedom of speech and association. That was no threat to Russia, but it was to Putin’s own power. Putin certainly saw Ukraine as an opportunity to generate a spectacle that would distract from his own regime’s intense corruption, and to consolidate his own reputation as a leader who could gather in what he falsely portrayed as “Russian” lands. But none of this has anything to do with the security of Russia as a state or the wellbeing of Russians as a people.

    The Putin of 2022 (much more than the Putin of 2014) seems to have believed his own propaganda, overestimating Russian power while dismissing the reality of the Ukrainian state and Ukrainian civil society — something no realist would do. That meant that the second invasion failed, and that meant (as I wrote back in February 2022) that it would give an opportunity to a rival warlord. Prigozhin was that warlord and he took that opportunity. This might have all seemed abstract until he led his forces on a march to Moscow, downing six Russian helicopters and one plane, and stopping without ever having met meaningful resistance. To be sure, Wagner had many advantages, such as being seen as Russian by locals and knowing how local infrastructure worked. Nevertheless, Prigozhin’s march shows that a small force would have little trouble reaching Moscow. That was not the case before most of the Russian armed forces were committed in Ukraine, where many of the best units essentially ceased to exist.

    5. When backed into a corner, Putin saves himself. In the West, we worry about Putin’s feelings. What might he do if he feels threatened? Might he do something terrible to us? Putin encourages this line of thinking with constant bluster about “escalation” and the like. On Saturday Putin gave another speech full of threats, this time directed against Prigozhin and Wagner. Then he got into a plane and flew away to another city. And then he made a deal with Prigozhin. And then all legal charges against Prigozhin were dropped. And then Putin’s propagandists explained that all of this was perfectly normal.

    So long as Putin is in power, this is what he will do. He will threaten and hope that those threats will change the behaviour of his enemies. When that fails, he will change the story. His regime rests on propaganda, and in the end the spectacle generated by the military is there to serve the propaganda. Even when that spectacle is as humiliating as can be possibly be imagined, as it was on Saturday when Russian rebels marched on Moscow and Putin fled, his response will be to try to change the subject.

    It is worth emphasizing that on Saturday the threat to him personally and to his regime was real. Both the risk and the humiliation were incomparably greater than anything that could happen in Ukraine. Compared to power in Russia, land in Ukraine is unimportant. After what we have just seen, no one should be arguing that Putin might be backed into a corner in Ukraine and take some terrible decision. He cannot be backed into a corner in Ukraine. He can only be backed into a corner in Russia. And now we know what he does when that happens: record a speech and run away.

    (And most likely write a check. A note of speculation. No one yet knows what the deal between Putin and Prigozhin was. There are rumblings in Russia that Sergei Shoigu, Prigozhin’s main target, will be forced to resign after accusations of some kind of corruption or another. There are reports that Prigozhin was given reason to be concerned about the lives of his own family members and those of other Wagner leaders. I imagine, personally, that one element was money. On 1 July, Wagner was going to cease to exist as a separate entity, at least formally speaking. It like all private armies was required to subordinate itself to the ministry of defense, which is to say to Shoigu. This helps to explain, I think, the timing of the mutiny. Were Wagner to cease to function as before, Prigozhin would have lost a lot of money. It is not unreasonable to suppose that he marched on Moscow at a moment when we still had the firepower to generate one last payout. Mafia metaphors can help here, not least because they are barely metaphors. You can think of the Russian state as a protection racket. No one is really safe, but everyone has to accept “protection” in the knowledge that this is less risky than rebellion. A protection racket is always vulnerable to another protection racket. In marching from Rostov-on-Don to Moscow, Prigozhin was breaking one protection racket and proposing another. On this logic, we can imagine Prigozhin’s proposal to Putin as follows: I am deploying the greater force, and I am now demanding protection money from you. If you want to continue your own protection racket, pay me off before I reach Moscow.)

    6. The top participants were fascists, and fascists can feud. We don’t use the term “fascist” much, since the Russians (especially Russian fascists) use it for their enemies, which is confusing; and since it seems somehow politically incorrect to use it. And for another reason: unlike the Italians, the Romanians, and the Germans of the 1930s, the Putin regime has had the use of tremendous profits from hydrocarbons, which it has used to influence western public opinion. All the same, if Russia today is not a fascist regime, it is really difficult to know what regime would be fascist. It is more clearly fascist than Mussolini’s Italy, which invented the term. Russian fascists have been in the forefront of both invasions on Ukraine, both on the battlefield and in propaganda. Putin himself has used fascist language at every turn, and has pursued the fascist goal of genocide in Ukraine.

    Prigozhin has been however the more effective fascist propagandist during this war, strategically using symbols of violence (a sledgehammer) and images of death (cemeteries, actual corpses) to solidify his position. Wagner includes a very large number of openly fascist fighters. Wagner’s conflict with Shoigu has racist overtones, undertones, and throughtones — on pro-Wagner Telegram channels he is referred to as “the Tuva degenerate” and similar.

    That said, the difference between fascists can seem very meaningful when that is all that is on offer, and it is absolutely clear that many Russians were deeply affected by the clash of the two fascist camps. That said, it is important to specify a difference between Putin and Prigozhin’s fascism and that of the 1930s. The two men are both very concerned with money, which the first generation of fascists in general were not. They are oligarchical fascists — a breed worth watching here in the US as well.

    7. The division in Russia was real, and will likely endure. Some Russians celebrated when Wagner shot down Russian helicopters, and others were astonished that they could do so. Some Russians wanted action, others could not imagine change. Most Russians probably do not care much, but those who do are not of the same opinion. Putin’s regime will try to change the subject, as always, but now it lacks offensive power in Ukraine (without Wagner) and so the ability to create much of a spectacle. Russian propaganda has already turned against Wagner, who were of course yesterday’s heroes. The leading Russian propagandist, Vladimir Solovyov, recruited for Wagner. The son of Putin’s spokesman supposedly served in Wagner. Although this was almost certainly a lie, it reveals that Wagner was once the site of prestige.

    It might prove hard for Russian propagandists to find any heroes in the story, since for the most part no one resisted Wagner’s march on Moscow. If Wagner was so horrible, why did everyone just let it go forward? If the Russian ministry of defense is so effective, why did it do so little? If Putin is in charge, why did he run away, and leave even the negotiating to Lukashenko of Belarus? If Lukashenko is the hero of the story, what does that say about Putin?

    snyder.substack.com/p/prigozhins-march-on-moscow

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    • Paula D May 7, 2024 at 8:35 pm #

      Timothy Snyder, known liar and Empire sycophant speaks, and Tucson swoons.

      Why am I not surprised?

      • tucsonspur May 7, 2024 at 9:24 pm #

        Paula the Putin protector says I swoon.

        to faint; lose consciousness. to enter a state of hysterical rapture or ecstasy:

        Yes, when my first girlfriend disrobed and took advantage of my innocence I swooned to the moon. I’ve swooned many times thereafter, but in this instance I’ve had no such gratification.

        I like to swoon, but I also like to learn. Tell me where this supposed liar lies.

        Putin’s death, make that assassination, would be a sensational swoon. Bring it on!

        • JohnAZ May 8, 2024 at 12:27 am #

          Frying pans and fires, TS. Putin may be an SOB, but there are a lot of SOBs over there worse than him.

    • OG May 7, 2024 at 8:46 pm #

      if we focus on the goal and our intel agencies get their act together.

      “Your” intel agencies do have their act together. The problem is that their focused goal is to destroy you.

      • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 9:10 pm #

        Hear, hear, OG.

        You always are on the USA, however, North America lives on the same street. Our government is about to collapse us, we need your support.

        • JohnAZ May 7, 2024 at 9:18 pm #

          Re: Tucsonspur

          All government is evil, by its nature. Our illustrious Deep State has picked at the Constitution for so long now that we are unrecognizable. The same thing has happened everywhere on the globe.

          It is the age of government control, of socialism, of evil. The USA and Britain fought against an upsurge in socialism, evil in WW2 and set it back on its heels everywhere.

          They are Back and are trying to destroy the entity that stopped them last time, Us.

          And so far, they are winning.

          Folks lose their freedom with the vote, and only gain it back with guns. This November will prove the former part of this. The crisis approaches.

          • Jarek May 7, 2024 at 9:34 pm #

            So the Israeli government is evil?

          • tucsonspur May 7, 2024 at 9:41 pm #

            Yes, the necessary evil, and voting may not stop it. I see no guts, no guns, no glory. I think there was a movie called ‘ballots or bullets’, but I can’t remember which one prevailed.

            Especially at times like this, I think of Robinson Jeffers’ “The Bloody Sire”.

          • JohnAZ May 8, 2024 at 12:24 am #

            Jarek, do you and OG have to just pick on the Israelis for every global problem.

            Yes, any government by the nature of the people running it is evil.

            That is why your National Socialism will never never work. Government to preserve its power must subjugate its people.

            The FF knowledge of this led to the Constitution, an attempt to control government.

            That is currently failing.

          • OG May 8, 2024 at 12:56 am #

            I blame Israel for their many, many wrongdoings. I do not blame Israel “for every global problem.”

            Your never-ending strawmen do get tiresome.

            ***
            The FF knowledge of this led to the Constitution, an attempt to control government. That is currently failing.

            Your FF were very clear: stay out of other people’s business. You keep sticking your nose where it doesn’t belong and then are confused.

            What? Are you stupid?

          • TruthSeeker1986 May 8, 2024 at 6:46 am #

            @JohnAZ

            I think things are different now though, no one is going to fight this gov…And I do mean no one…. If the military chose to betray them then that would be the real game changer because they are the ones that fight the wars for them, make the money for them and so fourth. I can’t see myself joining the military or any other branch such as the Navy, Airforce, army,etc. Because none of them seem to realize that they are being used for nefarious reasons and then when it’s all over and done with.

            A majority of these people end up homeless, forgotten, broken, mentally unstable and yet the gov does nothing to help these vets but can sit around talking out of it’s ass about why we need more useless third worlders just so they can manipulate and easily take advantage of their ignorance since these are the very same stupid dumbass people who allowed their own countries to be destroyed by the very same type of actors who are doing it to America.

        • OG May 7, 2024 at 9:40 pm #

          Mossad/CIA/MI6 are running this show, JAZ. Canada just does what it’s told. Canada is along for the ride. Canadians are sheep who willingly gave up their guns. “Baaaaaaaa”

          Personally, I support freedom for all (regardless of nation) but, aside from brain-farting on CFN, I’ve no idea how to actually achieve it.

          It’s discouraging. All movements appear to be engineered by TPTB to ultimately further their agenda. Divide and conquer.

          Thankfully God wins!

          • JohnAZ May 8, 2024 at 12:17 am #

            Your combination, is that the extension of the Deep State I am looking for?

            I really believe that a global network exists in the West of which the WEF is a leader.

            BRICS++ wants this network collapsed.

            That IMHO is the future.

          • OG May 8, 2024 at 12:48 am #

            A loose affiliation of millionaires and billionaires and baby
            – Paul Simon

            Yes, Mossad/CIA/MI6 are the main operatives of TPTB.

            TPTB are our enemies. We need to stop supporting them.

      • tucsonspur May 7, 2024 at 9:31 pm #

        OG

        Okay, then we must change that focus. It may be hard to do but I say we have to try. We’re not fully done yet.

        • OG May 7, 2024 at 9:41 pm #

          Yes! Exactly!

          Evolution:
          From: “The system’s broken! It must be fixed!”
          To: “The system is functioning exactly as intended. It must be destroyed.”

      • GreenAlba May 8, 2024 at 10:10 am #

        ““Your” intel agencies do have their act together.”

        *Together* with the rest of the Five Eyes and Mossad.

  76. Jarek May 7, 2024 at 10:07 pm #

    Kevin MacDonald, from an article on the Anti-Semitism bill at occidental observer dot net

    And it would appear to make any claim that no Jews could ever be reasonably charged with disloyalty: “Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations.” This despite Jonathan Pollard and the well-known statements of Jews like Haim Saban, a major donor to the Democrat Party.

    Saban’s commitment to Israel really knows no bounds. This is from an interview with Haaretz in 2006; Saban’s comments are in quotes.

    You said once that you are a one-note person, and that note is Israel. Why?

    “You can’t explain love.”

    It’s really love?

    “More than love. Passion. A love that is passion.”

    Please explain.

    “When we approach Israel I always ask the pilots of my plane to let me sit in the chair between them. We don’t play ‘Heveinu Shalom Aleichem,’ but when I see the coast coming up my heart starts to go boom, boom, boom.”

    Is Israel also part of your everyday life here, in Los Angeles?

    “At 9 A.M. I start with London and Kirschenbaum [Channel 10’s evening current events program]. After that, throughout the day, if I see something about Israel on one of the four channels that are always on in my office, on mute, I immediately turn on the sound. And I have Israeli music on my computer, classics and contemporary singers, too.

    “Let me tell you a story. A few years ago I got some new albums and I put them on the computer. Suddenly ‘The Photos in the Album’ [sung by Haim Moshe] comes up. I’m standing there, shaving, listening to the lyrics. And the tears stream over the soap, without my even being able to explain why. Grandma, mom cooking, I promised you wouldn’t fight against anyone. A knife in the heart. That is the heart of the nation. And I love this nation. I love the Jewish people, even more the Israeli people. I feel a very deep bond which I can’t explain.”

    Haim Saban is an American citizen, but can there really be any question where his loyalty lies? I suspect it’s the same with the neocons accused of spying, and with AIPAC’s Rosen and Weissman (see previous link). A big part of my article on neocons was simply to document their intense commitment to Israel.

    Finally, Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene claimed it would infringe on some Christian beliefs, such as the view that Jews were responsible for killing Christ.

    It’s pretty obvious that facts and truth are completely irrelevant, as one expects when dealing with ethnocentric activists. But that shouldn’t prevent internet-based criticism of Israel and Jewish influence to continue as long as possible. It’s just getting more and more unlikely that this will be allowed to continue. It’s quite possible that it won’t be long before criticism of Jews and Jewish power is confined to printed material mailed to subscribers in envelops without return addresses, just like the 1980s. The First Amendment be damned.

    Jarek: The utter passion. Nothing is great is created without it – or maintained either. The Irish patriots had it, but the Communists strangled Ireland in its grave. The National Socialists of Germany had it, and the nascent New World Order crushed them before it could spread to other countries.

    And many Jews still have it. Both here and in Israel. Dual loyalty? Not a chance! You don’t have a love like that for more than one man, woman, or nation. The only thing higher is a love for the Truth, be it in science, philosophy or religion.