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Like, say, in theory, someone “transitioning” from female-to-male gets inadvertently knocked-up after a (perhaps mistaken) romantic encounter with an actual man and has to, you know, get rid of the little problem zhe has acquired? Could be… but is this a relatively common occurrence down San Antone way? And how might it apply in male-to-female trans cases of merely hysterical pregnancy? Sounds like something that the auteur Guillermo Del Toro might have fun with. Such are the thorny issues of “reproductive justice” that dot the arid terrain of Progressive Thought — like unto the poisonous fruit of the sacred datura bush in the Sonoran Desert.

More insidiously, Mr. Castro’s main immigration reform idea is to repeal Section 1325 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which is the federal law that makes casual “undocumented” entry to the USA a crime. In other words: an open border. Just pile on in y’all! Makes sense for a political party that has basic boundary problems with every other element of American life (see above). But something tells me it won’t poll so well in the places where misty notions of national sovereignty still linger and English is nostalgically preferred.

Mr. Castro was entertaining for sure, when he wasn’t over-speaking every other candidate on the rostrum, but the prize for pendejo de la noche must go to that other Texan, long-tall Beto O’Rourke of the flapping arms and bobbing head, who virtually serenaded the audience in Español to represent his bona fides as the Party’s official El Zorro. Cory Booker gave the loving tongue a brief workout, too, later on, but he came off more like a broken piñata than Don Diego de la Vega.

Apart from the colorful homage to all things Mexican, the signal event of the night was Elizabeth Warren’s stealth political suicide when the popular question of Medicare-for-all came up and NBC’s Lester Holt asked the candidates for a show of hands as to who would abolish private health insurance altogether. Up shot Liz’s hand. Only New York’s mayor, the feckless Bill DeBlasio joined her. If the contest was a game of “Survivor” both would have thereby voted themselves off the island — except Big Bill was never really on the island, just circling around it like a wayward jellyfish blown hither and yon by Progressive winds.

The only “B” Team figure onstage who appeared to be a serious candidate was Hawaiian congressperson Tulsi Gabbard, a major in the US Army Reserve with tours-of-duty in Iraq and Kuwait — especially impressive when smacking down cretinous Ohio congressman Tim Ryan, who mistakenly asserted that the Taliban were behind 9/11. Uh, no, Tulsi informed him, it was al Qaeda (sponsored by our “friend” Saudi Arabia). I predict Tulsi will make the cut to the “A” team, despite the news media’s desperate efforts to shove her off the playing field.

And, of course, the “A’s” dutifully marched onstage Thursday night for the heavyweight division mouth-off, with Jumpin’ Joe Biden at center so everybody could get a good shot at him, and the two designated wing-nuts, Rep. Eric “Collusion” Swalwell (CA) and New Age swami Marianne Williamson at the left and right margins, to protect against any sound ideas actually entering the arena.

Swalwell touched off the main event by tossing a hand-grenade at Uncle Joe for failing to relinquish the torch that he has selfishly not passed to the next generation (of politicians) — the catch being that said torch may be used to burn down what’s left of the republic. The attack seemed to give front-runner Joe the vapors. He insisted he has more torch songs yet to sing.  That cued Sen. Kamala Harris (CA), playing Shiva Destroyer-of-Worlds, to jam the torch right into Uncle Joe’s smiling puss, saying that the ex-Veep’s recent remarks about making nice with the senate’s staunch segregationists of yore was “hurtful” to her personally. For a moment, I thought she was going to belt out a rendition of that old tearjerker, “Feelings.” Uncle Joe will now have to wear the scarlet “R” on his forehead until his campaign whirls down the drain — without even having to answer questions about just how come his son, Hunter, came up with zillion-dollar payments from Ukraine and China well before the advent of Mr. Trump.

The other fossil onstage, redoubtable Bernie Sanders, re-committed to his full-on socialist proffers, that is, free stuff for all, with no excuses. Sounds like a sweet deal until you are reminded that the USA — the rest of the world too — has never been so deep in hock before, meaning that whatever admirable free stuff systems were set-up in Sweden and France decades ago may be running on fumes now, and the USA just missed the boat on all that, alas, when the getting was good. Yet, it did not stop all the candidates from chiming in on Medicaid coverage for illegal immigrants — another booby-trap waiting to blow up under them in the general election. And both Sens. Sanders and Harris joined Liz Warren on the sinking ship of abolishing private health insurance.

The immigration issue provided prime sob-story material for all concerned, ignoring the blatant fact that the Democratic Party has done everything possible to stimulate illegal border crossings and overwhelm our facilities by sending out the message loud-and-clear that they will stymie every attempt to enforce the current laws or reform them. There was much a’do about the “cruelty” of making children sleep on cold, hard floors — the very week that the party’s new Captain Marvel, AOC, joined a move to block shipments of mattresses from the Wayfair furniture company to detention centers in Texas. (Time Mag Report here.) Smooth move, Dems.

Ms. Williamson, off in her distant orbit and largely ignored by the referees, lobbed a last-minute grenade about reparations for slavery, inducing a visible cringe response among her rivals, who nonetheless all pretended to agree, lest they be branded with the scarlet “R” on their own foreheads.

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462 Responses to “Say Anything!”

  1. DrTomSchmidt June 28, 2019 at 10:07 am #

    Tulsi was the most-googled candidate of the first night. She threatens to actually implement the foreign policy of 2016 Donald Trump. Looks like a winner, since she’ll get all the war-weary white Americans, and the entire Democratic coalition.

    What was Sanders talking about with “rotating judges?” That’s an actual idea I heard last night, as opposed to much emoting.

    • Ol' Scratch June 28, 2019 at 10:14 am #

      If Trump didn’t teach us, no one will. Absolutely NOBODY is going to thwart the will of the MICC. Most certainly not Tulsi Gabbard, assuming she actually even means any of it in the first place. The Rs had their Clown Car moment in 2016. Looks like it’s the D’s turn now.

      • Walter B June 28, 2019 at 10:15 am #

        Sad but true Ol Scratch. Sad but true. She will get my vote anyway if it come to that – fuck ’em!

        • Ol' Scratch June 28, 2019 at 10:20 am #

          I would probably too, Ol’ Walt. But I think the Dems are determined to fix the primaries again, just as they did in 2016. Seems like they’re actually trying to hand the thing to Trump again. People in high places might have already decided which way it will go.

          • venuspluto67 June 28, 2019 at 10:27 am #

            “Americans don’t learn from their mistakes. It’s part of our charm.” –Gore Vidal

          • Ol' Scratch June 28, 2019 at 10:45 am #

            Yes. That ol’ boy could certainly turn a phrase or two.

        • DrTomSchmidt June 28, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

          She’ll get mine even if she’s out of the race by then, Walt.

          • Walter B June 28, 2019 at 6:15 pm #

            I admire your spunk Doc!

      • DrTomSchmidt June 28, 2019 at 12:37 pm #

        No new wars yet. Two bombing runs on Syria. At this point, the last two presidents had already launched Iraq II and Lydia, respectively. So there is that.

      • Luhrenloup June 28, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

        Until candidates are willing to discuss the military/industrial complex, the war machine, and how to wrest the country’s money from them all their promises to provide X, Y and Z to the people are meaningless.
        The Pompeo Bolton team would make mincemeat of Tulsi, but kudos to her for voicing America’s most pressing problem. The dems more and more base their kali-like power stance on the divisive pitting of groups against each other

        • abbybwood June 28, 2019 at 4:20 pm #

          I think Tulsi Gabbard would make mincemeat of Pompeo/Bolton if given the chance.

          Even though both Pompeo and Bolton served in the military, neither of them was ever sent into any military conflicts.

          Bolton actually wrote in his Yale 25th Reunion book, “I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy. I considered the War in Vietnam already lost.”

          But Bolton has no qualms about sending American men and women to die in Afghanistan or Iraq or Syria or Iran?

          • Linda June 28, 2019 at 11:11 pm #

            I agree, Abbybwood. I think Tulsi Gabbard would also make mincemeat of Pompeo/Bolton. Since I’m now a registered Independent in Oregon, I do not know if I can vote for Congresswoman Gabbard. But if she’s on the ballot, she’ll get my vote.

          • Luhrenloup June 29, 2019 at 10:53 am #

            Get real folks, do you think Pompeo and Bolton play by the Queensberry rules? She could easily be arkancided. This is not casting a shadow on Tulsi, but looking at government realistically.

    • Nightowl June 28, 2019 at 10:57 am #

      Have been following Tulsi for a few years now, long before she decided to run. She would be a great choice for many reasons, but I don’t think she will make it through the TV-based process. She doesn’t have the charisma needed, and physically, she is too small.

      There is lots of tape analysis being done right now on whether the orcs at MSNBC added “a pimple” on her chin. Sadly, those doing the analysis may be correct.

      Reminds me of the subtle color and lighting effects they used when Trump and Hillary were at the debate podiums. Hillary with her soft etherial glow and Trump washed out and dingy.

      What a joke this process is.

      • outsider June 28, 2019 at 12:57 pm #

        Pat Buchanan had an article today stating that Trump should replace Bolton with Tulsi. Would be a great idea, but I doubt if Tulsi would take the job. There’s not much job security in working for Mr. Trump.

        • outsider June 28, 2019 at 1:03 pm #

          I loved it when Gabbard called neocons like John Bolton “chicken hawks.”
          She’s become a favorite of Tucker Carlson, the only man in prime time cable with any sense. Last night she even had the courage to call out Bibi Netanyahu as an obstacle to peace with Iran. I know she’s got my vote.

        • Nightowl June 28, 2019 at 2:06 pm #

          I heard that, too. Personally, I think Trump keeps Bolton for two reasons: (1) to keep the media and other adversaries guessing, and (2) to get a mix of opinions. He commented recently in an interview about keeping both hawks and doves around.

      • abbybwood June 28, 2019 at 4:23 pm #

        One thing about Gabbard, she remains calm under pressure.

        Whereas Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand come off as “shrill”.

        Not good optics nor appealing for a POTUS.

        • Linda June 28, 2019 at 11:14 pm #

          She does remain calm, and I don’t think she is too small to be considered presidential material. She will continue to have my support.

          • Nightowl June 29, 2019 at 11:48 am #

            The tallest candidate has won every time since the TV became an integral part of presidential campaigning.

            Optics are more important that policy. It is sad but true, which is why MSNBC puts digital pimples on Tulsi’s face.

    • TraffickingInDivinity June 28, 2019 at 11:44 am #

      Tulsi was most-googled but is an inexperienced lightweight with a sexy face – reminds me of a former president…….

      • DrTomSchmidt June 28, 2019 at 12:42 pm #

        Who doesn’t like an inexperienced lightweight with a sexy face?

        Doesn’t that remind you more of a more recent Congresswoman?

        • outsider June 28, 2019 at 1:07 pm #

          Who’s that, AOC or Ilham Omar?

      • Luhrenloup June 28, 2019 at 12:44 pm #

        One gets so tired of having serious women relegated to the designation of “sexy face”

        • benr June 29, 2019 at 10:32 am #

          Being sexy does not in itself also make a women stupid or smart.
          Women worry to much about things like this now.

          • Luhrenloup June 29, 2019 at 10:56 am #

            No, it does not MAKE her stupid or smart; it infers that. That’s why it’s done. She’s just a cxnt, guys!

          • benr June 29, 2019 at 11:41 am #

            I never think that but what someone looks like is the first metric by which people are judged even before they open their mouth.

  2. Ol' Scratch June 28, 2019 at 10:11 am #

    LOL PRICELESS commentary today, Jim! Keep it up!

    • So many liars June 28, 2019 at 10:17 am #

      Thought-provoking entertainment in each delicious bite.

    • Nightowl June 28, 2019 at 10:59 am #

      Agree, JHK was in good form today!

    • Farmer McGregor June 28, 2019 at 11:18 am #

      Fourth on that — this post was a hoot of a read!

      Well done and thanks, JHK.

  3. Walter B June 28, 2019 at 10:14 am #

    Who needs the New York Time when we have James Howard Kunstler and Clusterfuck Nation? Thank you once again Jim for providing a great public service, once accomplished by what they used to call the media. Well done. I told you Tulsi was viable even if not electable since she is not a dottering geriatric. It remains so depressing and sad that so much of the gum flapping continues to be over sexual issues and so very little about international affairs and wars for regime change, where Tusli is clearly the only one that knows what she is talking about. Anything goes and nothing really matters.

    • Robert White June 28, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

      Right-wing talk radio punditry in Canada is claiming that Warren & Harris stole the show from JB & Sanders to knock them out of the running. I cannot understand why Conservative pundits in Canada are claiming a Warren & Harris win whereas you & JHK are claiming Tulsi was the clear winner?


      • benr June 28, 2019 at 1:10 pm #

        Frankly after sitting through the mess the only ones that loss were we the idiots that watched them.
        Learned nothing saw nothing and nothing new was said.
        Rehash rinse repeat.

    • montsegur June 28, 2019 at 2:23 pm #

      Who needs the New York Time


      I realize that was probably a typo on your part (Time vs Times), but I really like it. A fine, pinprick way of deflating that pack of pompous windbags.

      The current state of the media is a shame. I used to really enjoy reading papers like the IHT and a few others. At least some genuine reporting was done and there was information to be gleaned from them.

      As you say, we now depend on JHK and a handful of others to dare to call a spade a spade. Earnest sources of information are dwindling.


      • SpeedyBB June 28, 2019 at 4:29 pm #


        You remind me of a recent rather startling internet experience. I was curious about the brutal demise of one Johnny Roselli, who survived as a Mafia enforcer in both Hollywood and Vegas before ending up stuffed in an oil barrel in the Atlantic.

        He had quite indiscreetly been shooting off his mouth about certain events in Dallas, and that annoyed a certain Mr. Traficante. (Roselli should have taken the lesson of Sam Giancana to heart.)

        One of the first sites I Googled up was an archived 1970s NYT piece, and it was amazing because of the depth of background work, research and legwork done by those putting it together. Interviews with retired / obscure sources on all sides, actual visits to the places where things happened – when I compare that to the prosaic throwaways we get today from the big-money corporate media it is most dismaying. Fire and forget.

        Who does the background research and legwork anymore? Who cares enough to thoroughly work out the whodunit?

        Perhaps it reflects the conclusion that readers (scanners, browsers) do not read any more. Or care.

      • volodya June 29, 2019 at 2:17 pm #

        I read “Foreign Affairs” mag now and again. IMO it’s turning into status-quo-ist pap.

        In general, if you don’t do group-think you’re out. Independent thought and analysis is so yesterday, conformity is so today. What do you do if you’re somebody like Stephen Cohen and you don’t mouth what you’re expected to? What if you say unacceptable things like there’s no evidence that Russia helped Trump or even clear evidence that they preferred Trump? Career wise, you better have plan B ready.

  4. venuspluto67 June 28, 2019 at 10:14 am #

    I agree that advocating Medicaid for illegal immigrants is an idea that could hand the election to Trump. I know a lot of people in the blue urban archipelagos are upset about the bare-essentials detention-facilities in which would-be immigrants are being kept, but shooting off to the opposite extreme isn’t going to do the Democratic Party any favors in 2020.

    • JohnAZ June 28, 2019 at 10:46 am #

      Here is the stupidity. As JHK has well stated, it is the representatives of those blue areas that have directly caused the overcrowding of the facilities by not supporting appropriations to build more facilities because the border crisis was just a fabrication by the president.

      Again, the Dems in their zeal to “get Trump” have shot themselves in the face. I respect Pelosi for facing up to the approaching catastrophe and getting, finally, some bucks to the border to try to alleviate the non-crisis. Too late, Nancy.

      I think one thing could help the Dems. Someone needs to keep reminding them that their pay for votes has no financial future. Pucker is right, $21 trillion dollars in debt is enough, but these idiots on stage just ignore the debt. My belief is that they just do not understand basic economics, or else ignore its principles in their clamoring for support. The other side of that coin is that the electorate has the same problem, a collective victim of the Deep States’s stupidification education program. The Democrats just feed on what they have wrought.

      And yes, the GOP side of the Deep State ledger is just as guilty but they are milquetoast followers of the Leftist drive for power.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 28, 2019 at 12:34 pm #

        If we were worried about little Brown kids, we could have never taken this land from the Indians and there would BE no United States. Problem solved? Our Compassion is just more Nihilism at this point. Existence is hard. Non-Existence, easy. And the duty of the Conqueror is to bear the hatred of the Conquered – or drive them out and be done with them.

  5. FincaInTheMountains June 28, 2019 at 10:19 am #

    The clown-brigade is just paving the road for Hillary run in 2020.

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    • Ol' Scratch June 28, 2019 at 10:22 am #

      A distinct possibility.

    • DrTomSchmidt June 28, 2019 at 12:49 pm #

      No, she’s finished. When she didn’t get elected and they shut down the Clinton Foundation, she lost her access to dollars to buy the DNC out of trouble.

      • Ol' Scratch June 28, 2019 at 12:57 pm #

        Is that not a thing anymore?

      • benr June 28, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

        Except there are still millions missing from the Clinton bush Haiti fund.
        Move along no story here fake news…as if.

      • abbybwood June 28, 2019 at 4:28 pm #

        The Clinton Foundation has not been shut down.

  6. SW June 28, 2019 at 10:24 am #

    The Democrats can stand on the stage and babble in Spanish, grow misty eyed at the mere mention of children taken from their parents at the border (even though the parents themselves were well aware this was going to happen) and decriminalize entering the country but this line of gibberish is going to sink them. People living in Realityland can see the homeless on our own streets, poverty, drug addiction and squalor and ask themselves — “why aren’t they pledging shelter, medical care and help for these people instead of illegal immigrants?”

    • Ol' Scratch June 28, 2019 at 10:43 am #

      It’s Idiocracy come to real life!

    • benr June 28, 2019 at 11:09 am #

      There is an easier solution.
      We the people should get off our asses and help.
      How hard is it to go buy a case of water and hand them out with a sandwich.
      Believe it or not if you do this enough the homeless stop thinking you are trying to poison them and will accept the help.
      Even once a month is something when other people also begin to think of others and not wait for the government to “help”.

      • messianicdruid June 28, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

        How about a jobs program in Chihuahua?

        Help em out at home. Folk s would much rather stay at home and work.

        Why nor divide up the plunder of southern tyrants and give the land back to the people instead of forcing them into refugee status in another land where you are a stranger and cant even speak the language?

      • Janos Skorenzy June 28, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

        They need a place to live yet no one will give it to them or let them make one for themselves. Small homes is the best idea, but neighbors are freaked out. NIMBY rules the day here. It’s too ad hoc, unfamiliar, and looking like what they might build for themselves. And of course they fear the homeless will be unsupervised as well. So it has to be regular buildings and the regular process – and that takes lots of money that isn’t there. And it takes away from making lots of money via the sacrifice of lucrative real estate.

        • abbybwood June 28, 2019 at 4:37 pm #

          What I don’t understand is that if these migrants are truly seeking political asylum in the United States because they are in fear for their lives, why don’t they just stay in Mexico where at least their same language is spoken and they will be safe?

          It seems obvious when they trek completely through Mexico to get to the United States it is NOT because they are in fear for their lives due to political persecution and the truth is that when they are interviewed they say, “I am coming here for a better life”.

          I oppose the Democrats on immigration vehemently mostly because all of their pronouncements ARE acting as a magnet to draw desperate people to our country.

          The Democrat Party should be ashamed of the misery they are causing by putting the welcome sign out to the world. Especially when we have millions of Americans currently living in poverty, hundreds of thousands of homeless and an opioid epidemic and suicide epidemic taking thousands of lives here.

          The corrupt DNC and the Democrat Party are a national embarrassment, especially considering that recent polling shows “illegal immigration” to be the number one concern of voters.

          Hey Democrats! Thanks for nothing!

      • draupnir June 28, 2019 at 6:29 pm #

        I would give them a bus ticket back across the border, if it was nonstop and I could see them get on and leave. Otherwise I am content to allow them to hunger and thirst.

  7. JohnAZ June 28, 2019 at 10:24 am #

    Good job, Jim. You make us laugh at the absurdity of politics.

    When we all should be crying at the absurdity of this crazy party.

  8. BackRowHeckler June 28, 2019 at 10:24 am #

    Well, looks like the Dems got the illegal alien vote sewed up, with the pandering and all.

    Wait, illegals can’t vote (for now)

    Or can’t they?


    • FincaInTheMountains June 28, 2019 at 10:27 am #

      Yes, we can!

      … early and often …

    • FincaInTheMountains June 28, 2019 at 10:29 am #

      Unless we see in jail quite a number of prominent Dems locked up by John Durham!

  9. izzy June 28, 2019 at 10:27 am #

    It may well all blow up in our collective face, though that day seems to be ever forestalled. Meanwhile, why not let the proles have their turn at the trough? I mean, what the hell. UBI? Free everything for everybody? The debts are already beyond redemption, another few zillion will hardly matter when the big Jubilee comes. If lack of food, water, and critical thinking doesn’t tank things first.

    • JohnAZ June 28, 2019 at 11:00 am #

      The really scary part of all of this is that these fools have any credibility at al. In 2008, Obama’s advent, every single one of these “candidates” would have been laughed off the stage for their lack of credibility. Politicians are reflections of their public and after the last two nights, that scares me to death. If the American people believe the tripe we heard, we are headed in a bad direction.


    • Janos Skorenzy June 28, 2019 at 12:59 pm #

      They create money out of nothing in order to get real labor, resources, and capital. Time for them to pay back the people they have defrauded a bit. But as ever, Americans (like you) identify with the Class Tyrants and defend them.

  10. K-Dog June 28, 2019 at 10:30 am #

    ‘Without even having to answer questions about just how come his son, Hunter, came up with zillion-dollar payments from Ukraine and China well before the advent of Mr. Trump.

    I think I should offer myself as a write-in. No mainstream politician is ready to address the long emergency and all any mainstream vote will do is certify our doom and prevent any mitigation of the long emergency now in progress. This means suits are going to watch me poop in the dog park again but so it goes. Sometimes they look angry. I can’t support meaningless political theatre which is all these debates are. People need a choice.

    America is going to the dogs so why not!

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    • FincaInTheMountains June 28, 2019 at 10:33 am #

      Unmitigated thievery by Dems IS a Long Emergency, no other I could name!

    • K-Dog June 28, 2019 at 10:41 am #

      And after Sunday you will all know what I look like. Between Uncle Joe and I, I’m the better looking dog paws down, and I’m just as smart too. Maybe even smarter. I know where to go to get my first corporate sponsor. They sponsor dogs.

      • GreenAlba June 28, 2019 at 10:45 am #


        “And after Sunday you will all know what I look like.”

        Wasn’t that picture on your old website of you?

        • K-Dog June 28, 2019 at 11:03 am #

          Yes but you have to scroll way down to see it and that does not promote my interview with Sam Mitchell of Collapse Chronicles which will post on Sunday. This is shameless self promotion but since Jim has also been interviewed by Sam himself, maybe not so shameless to plug it here after all.

          Sam’s interview with JHK.

        • K-Dog June 28, 2019 at 11:12 am #

          And I am the better looking dog I’m sure you will agree.

          • GreenAlba June 28, 2019 at 11:23 am #

            I couldn’t possibly say, K-Dog – it was too long ago. 🙂

    • Ol' Scratch June 28, 2019 at 10:41 am #

      Only if you’re PC and take on a cat as VP. You know how nasty them conniving little felines can be when they feel shut out. Kibble and cat food for all!

      • K-Dog June 28, 2019 at 11:14 am #

        I could have a devilish cabinet appointment but we would have to at least shake paws first.

        • Ol' Scratch June 28, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

          The Devil is well familiarized with this appendage shaking trust ritual you humans and dogs have. It will only come at a nominal cost to you, of course…

          • K-Dog June 28, 2019 at 12:27 pm #

            But it is not about what you can do for me. It is about what I can do for you. Unless making the world a better place comes with a price. I may have to get my fiddle out.

            But I’ll have to learn how to play first.

          • Ol' Scratch June 28, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

            Of course doing good comes at a price, you silly dog! The Devil couldn’t care less, but humans demand it every time. Have you not heard the many maxims warning of the evils of “good intentions,” as if there are ever any other kind?

    • GreenAlba June 28, 2019 at 11:16 am #

      “No mainstream politician is ready to address the long emergency…”

      I don’t even think this is in their capacity as politicians, but probably more just in their capacity as humans who are as deluded as the humans they are supposed to be serving. It seems that about 95% of humans believe in magic. And I don’t remotely mean the religious ones, but all of the ones who think that ‘stuff’ just comes from somewhere and always will because it always observably has, even if too much of it hasn’t always come their way.

      Scientists can tell us we have something like 60 normal harvests left, in large part due to our depleted soils, and people flick through the channels to see if a better outlook – or more likely a distraction from such an unpalatable thought – is available on another one, leaving the problem in a compartment that’s labelled ‘too headache-y’ or ‘what we pay other people to sort out for us’.

      It might be genuinely useful to know how many people really don’t know what’s happening and how many know but don’t want everyone else to know.

      On the bright side, at least it’s been a while since I last heard some nitwit say ‘the Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones’.

      But almost every solution I seem to see for anything seems to require more energy and not less.

      • K-Dog June 28, 2019 at 11:31 am #

        The points you make are why I make feeble attempts at gardening every year which I don’t really have time for being as I am still a wage slave and a keyboard commando. The experience is humbling and I’ll leave it to others to wax poetic about the joys and deep meaning they feel about getting their hands in the real earth.

        Gardening can let you know that the only magic we have going on in America is our deluded belief in magic that makes people think food grows itself pretty quick. As if there were an ‘app’ for that. Some people know better. Jeremy is very good at it.

      • messianicdruid June 28, 2019 at 12:32 pm #

        “Scientists can tell us we have something like 60 normal harvests left, in large part due to our depleted soils…”

        Scientists can tell us anything – they are part [ 95% ] of the 95 percent that believe in scarcity, since soils do not renew themselves.

        • GreenAlba June 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

          I agree with both you and the scientists that soils do not renew themselves, MD – at least not within timescales useful to modern humans. But I think we can say that the most scientists belong to the five percent who don’t believe in magic. I’m not sure how many people believe in scarcity – in economics it’s always presented as being relative, since there is a theoretical substitute for everything.

          Mind you, it’s a long time since I dipped my toes in economics – maybe the younger generation of them is taught differently.

          I’ve always thought a high-school qualification in physics should be a prerequisite to getting on to an undergraduate economics course.

          • GreenAlba June 28, 2019 at 1:15 pm #

            the younger generation of the economics students, that is…

      • City_of_76 June 28, 2019 at 8:28 pm #

        It’s true that only a small number of people are educated enough to understand the predicament that they and their fellow 7.3 billion humans are in.

        Even the exercise you and I are now in (reading and writing about big ideas on the Internet) is far removed from most people’s lives.

        The scope of the ecosystem collapse now underway is way beyond our merely human abilities to comprehend. Like all other animals, we have to contend with the challenges of our daily life. And even people deeply educated in earth science, physics, or ecology have a hard time truly confronting, and discussing, what’s happening:

        Ocean acidification
        Ocean deoxygenation
        Ocean warming
        Deep water circulation
        Ocean stratification
        Ecological reorganization
        Expansion of tropical disease
        Expansion of global aridity
        Storm intensity and frequency
        Loss of global sea ice
        Loss of ice sheets
        Change in seasonality
        Change in predator-prey, pollinator-plant relationships
        Change in fire regimes
        Change in the hydrological cycle
        Change in winter storm intensity, frequency
        Warmer night time temperature
        Warmer day time temperatures
        More extreme and more frequent heat waves
        Sea level rise
        Salt water inundation into urban, armored coasts
        Salt water intrusion into groundwater reserves
        Air quality crises from fire regimes
        Melting of arctic permafrost
        Melting of ocean continental clathrates
        Collapse of Arctic ecosystem
        ter insecurity
        Vast suffering
        Vast impoverishment
        Vast cultural and societal ramifications
        Comprehensive economic consequences
        Sytem-wide reorganization of what it means to live on a living planet

        (Borrowed from Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahEMyhre/status/1144071367479791616?s=20)

        “Both ecological thinking and human history teach the same lesson: actions have complex, unforeseeable, and often irrevocable consequences.” — No Happy Ending: On Bill McKibben’s “Falter” and David Wallace-Wells’s “The Uninhabitable Earth” — Roy Scranton writes about two current tomes on the climate crisis.

        • capt spaulding June 28, 2019 at 9:09 pm #

          Sorry, City of 76, but I’m here to tell you that every one of those problems can be solved by massive tax cuts, and de-regulation. Like Pancho Villa once said: “We don’t need no steenking rules.” All that has to be done is to follow the path laid out for us by the Great One, Reagan, and prosperity will be ours.

        • EvelynV June 28, 2019 at 10:32 pm #

          Yeah, Capt spaulding is onto something. More tariffs, tax cuts, but especially more high quality forward thinking people like Bolton, Pompeo, Trump jr., McConnell, et al and the hopelessly out of touch people who support them and the world’s problems will soon be a thing of the past.

          Hopefully a few living creatures will remain to appreciate the improvement.

        • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2019 at 8:20 am #

          Denial. It’s not just a river in Egypt!

  11. Walter B June 28, 2019 at 10:37 am #

    Well at least the dems have given us at least one possible answer as to why a man might want to become a woman – so he can have an abortion! I wonder if it has anything to do with blood sacrifices to Moloch?

    • K-Dog June 28, 2019 at 10:49 am #

      You should know by now people don’t look that far ahead.

      • Walter B June 28, 2019 at 11:19 am #

        Hence the need for abortions! At least Americans do not abort their unborn puppies. eh?

  12. Bruceweb June 28, 2019 at 10:47 am #

    Very funny, Jim.


  13. Skylark June 28, 2019 at 11:06 am #

    Jim, while I would agree that Marianne Williamson isn’t exactly mainstream, she did have some valid points the other candidates did not address-(at least on the second night, I did not see the first night of debates). While I don’t agree with her about reparations, she was the candidate that twice mentioned addressing the root of some of the problems facing us. For example on health care, she said “What we need to talk about is why so many Americans have unnecessary chronic illnesses so many more compared to other countries”. She somewhat touched on taking personal responsibility for your own health : “we have a sickness care system in the United States. We just wait until somebody gets sick and then we talk about who’s going to pay for the treatment and how they are going to be treated.” Should the system bail someone out with magic drugs after they have been living on a diet of cheeseburgers and fries, a riding on a scooter in Walmart to the ice cream freezer?? On the problem at the border, she mentioned what about trying to do something about the causes that make people leave their country and risk trying to get into the U.S. “I haven’t heard anybody on this stage who has talked about American foreign policy in Latin America and how we might have in the last few decades contributed to something being more helpful”.

    • benr June 28, 2019 at 11:13 am #

      No it’s not that simple.
      The guy that shapes my surfboards is a life long vegan.
      Sixty-five and looks to be about fifty.
      He leaves for Ecuador every winter and loses on average of up to forty pounds eating the same thing and exercising less.
      Why because our food in America is TOXIC.
      They still grow stuff with animal fertilizer and the old ways of growing food down there.

      • K-Dog June 28, 2019 at 11:17 am #

        That makes him an international probiotic poster boy.

  14. JohnAZ June 28, 2019 at 11:17 am #

    Swalwell stated to Uncle Joe that it was time to pass the torch. Okay, pass the torch to what? I have not heard one single “young” candidate come up with a single idea to improve the lot of anyone.

    The Deep State thrives on inactivity. Actually trying to change things for the better is an anathema to these politicos. Too much risk to their power acquisition.

    Trump is hated because he favors change, he thrives on shaking up the establishment. He is the sworn enemy of the Deep State.

    As such, he is trying to pull us out of the descent into TLE, or at least slow it down by releasing the economy from taxation and regulatory strangulation.

    Face it, the Deep State wants TLE to happen, it increases their power as the public clamors for more government assistance.

    • K-Dog June 28, 2019 at 11:19 am #

      I have not heard one single “young” candidate come up with a single idea to improve the lot of anyone.

      You missed the part about everyone getting a pregnant tranny pony.

      • Exscotticus June 28, 2019 at 7:23 pm #


    • ozone June 28, 2019 at 6:55 pm #

      “Trump is hated because he favors change, he thrives on shaking up the establishment. He is the sworn enemy of the Deep State.

      As such, he is trying to pull us out of the descent into TLE, or at least slow it down by releasing the economy from taxation and regulatory strangulation.”

      What? Are you having intimate convo’s with the Trip G?
      I have to say, aside from the “usual” crankery on this space, that’s one of the most delusional assertions I seen so far… and that’s sayin’ somethin’! I would venture to say that if he even *knew* of what TLE might be (that would be a big if, as he doesn’t like to read) he certainly couldn’t have a clue as to how to prepare for it. Preparing requires CONTRACTION. Do you really think he understands the concept? *whew*

      • EvelynV June 28, 2019 at 10:36 pm #

        Trump is not so much hated as held in contempt because of his abundance of traits that earn nothing but disrespect from decent intelligent people.

        • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2019 at 8:19 am #

          That’s the story anyway. Too bad the “decent intelligent people” don’t understand they’re own complicity in creating Trump. Now that would indicate a cognitive breakthrough!

        • benr June 29, 2019 at 10:38 am #

          As if you are one of these decent intelligent people.
          In essence your full of it.
          You hate Trump because he has shown the spineless Republicans it’s ok to fight back and be as nasty as most Democrats are and your ilk just hates that.
          You hate the fact when he gets called a name he tweets the crap right back and calling him a racist has not shut him up rather he calls you on it and laughs at you guys.

          • EvelynV June 30, 2019 at 1:14 am #

            It conveys how small minded you are bentover – basing your idolatry and evaluation of the suitability of a man on his immaturity and name calling propensities.

            A few more new posters since the last time you were graded but somehow you’ve solidified your position in the bottom 5 percent of intelligent folks here. Keep up the good work.

          • benr June 30, 2019 at 11:34 am #


            Perfect it means I have hit the nail right on the head.
            Yu are found guilty of baseless nonsense and ridiculousness on all counts.
            Your next tour will be in the corner with the dunce hat on.

  15. Doc Holliday June 28, 2019 at 11:28 am #

    Watched both nights. The largest ‘Give Away Fest’ I have ever witnessed. The ‘poor immigrants are staying in bad hygiene conditions’. What, they took a limo to the border, hygiene and related were wonderful on the trip up?? Free college for all. Has anyone interviewed all those college professors that will have to work for free to teach their students?? How about the colleges? How will they fare with no tuition?? Certainly I cannot be mistaken, certainly ‘they’ won’t ask the taxpayers (me) to pay for all this???

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  16. volodya June 28, 2019 at 11:42 am #

    To my great and everlasting regret (not) I missed the – cough – debate. I didn’t get to see Julian Castro lose his fucking mind. Oh well.

    As to free stuff, if one of them had said yes, we’re going to offer “free” stuff, but it ain’t gonna be “free” because nowhere does “free” stuff exist, then I would have been impressed. Well, maybe not so impressed but, given the goods on offer, these things are relative.

    If such a candidate had said, no, free stuff doesn’t exist, and so somebody’s gonna pay for it and those somebodies are those same people that pillaged the US economy this past generation. Now, this is going to require a whole lotta running roughshod over established law and custom but do you wanna get “free” stuff or no?

    So, if such a candidate had said something like; the miscreants that caused so much damage to the US economy and individual American lives in their teeming millions can hang their heads in shame, approach in supplication, and hand over their ill-gotten wealth to the point of night-sweats with the hope of being allowed to keep some small portion of it, with such forfeited wealth being distributed for the purposes outlined, then I would have been even more impressed.

    Of course, Wall Street would have a collective heart attack seeing such notions entertained on the public stage and there would be mass flight of Oligarchs to more friendly climes offering safe refuge for people with money, and maybe some modicum of rationality and rule of law (I dunno, like China?). What remains of the spavined and utterly discredited Republican Party would clench their jaws and clutch their guns and maybe mount legal challenges. Which brings up another point; what to do with this judicial system that’s been politicized to the point of uselessness?

    But, if all these Oligarchs were to flee, wouldn’t the USA be better off?

    • Ol' Scratch June 28, 2019 at 12:55 pm #

      To “The Land of Milk and Honey,” perhaps? I hear they’re undergoing something of a construction boom over there, with new settlements opening up all the time. Might be time for the plutocrats to return home to nest in the desert of their adopted or natural homeland.

      • JohnAZ June 28, 2019 at 2:39 pm #

        Just send Hollywood to Canada.

    • JohnAZ June 28, 2019 at 2:37 pm #

      As long as they leave their capital behind,

      Fat chance.

      How has every society unseated the wealthy oligarchs since the beginning of history. Violence!

      Madame Defarge had the answer to how to handle the wealthy nobility, kill them.

      Oligarchs form the economic structure for a society, not politicians. Politicians are lazy parasites.

      A society with out a structure of oligarchs is a third world country. All developed countries have oligarchies. It is so easy to blame income inequality on oligarchs. I am not so sure the US would be worth much without its oligarchy, or Russia, or China etc.

  17. Robert White June 28, 2019 at 12:01 pm #

    Today’s composition is absolutely wonderful perspective given that I really don’t know how to interpret what is going on with regard to the Mexican border conundrum and can only glean perspective from those that might know what is going on in the USA. To encounter such vivid perspective is enlightening in that I, for one, can only dream of becoming that cynical & jaded as I age.

    Being a left-of-center Liberal/Democrat myself I relish the perspective I get here because it is honest opposition emanating from the political right-of-center in America. I can trust the perspective offered here whereas I cannot trust the lion’s share of perspective I find on the alt.right blogosphere. Bottom line is that if I have to disagree with the right-of-center perspective I would prefer if it came from honest & forthright thinking such as I get here.

    Lastly, I had to take a bit of time to read today’s article too. The masterful array is very carefully laid out this week for sure and I am learning much about writing which is good stuff IMHO.

    Happy CANADA Day weekend all you Clusterfuckers!

    cheers, Robert

  18. wm5135 June 28, 2019 at 12:15 pm #

    I’m sure in round two there will be a compare and contrast section of the show highlighting the Republican legislative agenda to address porous borders and the employment of undocumented immigrants.

    Name one administration starting with and including Ronald Reagan who has sought to control low wage immigrants from being employed without documentation.

    The majority of citizens of the United States, including many commenting here, do not want to control the flow of low wage undocumented immigrants, they just want to have something to bitch about while they shoulder the effort to maintain the status quo.

    A military budget equal to the next nine players on the field and a citizenry who are afraid of their own shadows, makes a fertile ground for demagoguery. There is not going to be any attempt made to control the borders. Let me offer the backhanded advice that has been given to our sisters, just lay back and enjoy it.

    One of the best ideas to come out of the rage is to deny healthcare to the hordes of diseased immigrants. That’s right, be all pissed off about a solution to a problem that you have identified.

    Thinking class indeed. That uncomfortable feeling is not your wallet.

    “Many fish bite if you got good bait” You are a master angler Mr. Kunstler!

    • Ol' Scratch June 28, 2019 at 12:27 pm #

      I’m holding out for the compulsory swimsuit competition, myself. Obvious winner Gabbard aside, I can’t wait to see how well Uncle Joe and Bernie hold it together in a Speedo. Will they or won’t they need a complementary bro-sier to hold up them ancient sagging man boobs, or will they simply cheat and go for one of those old timey striped one piece suits that were probably still the rage in their youths?

      • Nightowl June 28, 2019 at 2:25 pm #

        I don’t think Pedo Joe will be around that much longer, as he appears to be unable to even speak coherently.

        Check out this post-debate interview. Fun starts at about 47 secs: https://twitter.com/i/status/1144451658522361856

        Video has been buried almost everywhere now.

        • Ol' Scratch June 28, 2019 at 3:44 pm #

          A real case of verbal diarrhea. Harris obviously struck a nerve.

        • BackRowHeckler June 28, 2019 at 7:35 pm #

          Beto might’ve done a few blunts back in the green room before the show. He thought it would help him focus but it only made him start talking Spanish.

      • BackRowHeckler June 28, 2019 at 7:38 pm #

        Scratch are you talking those striped one piece swimsuits F Scott Fitzgerald wore on the beach in Cannes, 1927?


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  19. capt spaulding June 28, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

    I see that Trump & Putin are yukking it up about Russia’s interference in US elections. It’s good that the chuckleboys can find common grounds for humor. That Trump, he’s a caution, I’ll tell ya.

    • Nightowl June 28, 2019 at 5:17 pm #

      Does TDS go to 12?

      • capt spaulding June 28, 2019 at 8:02 pm #

        It goes to 11.

    • SpeedyBB June 29, 2019 at 5:43 am #

      Humor is a peculiar beast, to be sure. One theory is that it is a natural secretion from the pressures of suffering. The Russian experience would tend to validate that: their brand of humor is devastating, if painful.

      Irony is intense. That’s why I like to call the time we live in “The Irony Age”. Putin & ManBaby whooping it up is a fine example.

  20. FincaInTheMountains June 28, 2019 at 12:43 pm #

    Putin casts his opinion about the little skirmish that occurred in CFNation a week ago:

    As for inter-ethnic relations, this is always and everywhere is a very subtle and delicate substance. But Russia has certain advantages here, because if, say, for Europe and even partly for today’s United States, people with a different religion are mostly immigrants. For us – not. They are all Russians, this is our common homeland, and they have no other homeland.

    Russia initially from its first steps was formed as a multinational and multi-religious state, and over a thousand years we have developed a certain culture of relations

    In places of mixed residence of Christians and Muslims, there are many situations when people celebrate both Christian and Muslim holidays together. Therefore, it seems to me, relying on this huge historical positive, we can easily overcome all the subtle and sensitive things of inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations.

    The first priority is to strengthen Russia as a unique world civilization. It should be borne in mind that our country is characterized by regional specificity, ethnocultural and religious diversity, which for centuries has not been suppressed, but preserved. And today, its preservation is not only a guarantee of the strength of Russian statehood, but also our great competitive advantage. Such a wealth of ethnic groups and languages could not be found in any other country. In Europe, definitely not, it seems to me, and in the United States it is smaller, even though it is a country of immigrants, but I think that there is no such diversity anywhere.

    At the same time, with good reason we can talk about the key, binding role of the Russian language, the Russian people, and its great culture. I would emphasize that neither faith nor nationality should divide the peoples of Russia, the citizens of Russia, but on the contrary, we should create conditions that would create equal opportunities for all citizens. No one should be suppressed. We are citizens of one country with absolutely equal rights.


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    • BackRowHeckler June 28, 2019 at 3:52 pm #

      Russia is a great nation, no doubt about it.

      And it hasn’t even reached full potential yet.


  21. benr June 28, 2019 at 12:55 pm #

    Arbys turning the meatless meat craze on it’s ear!
    Always a smart ass in the group.
    Meat that looks like a vegetable!
    Genius comes in all forms I guess.


    • GreenAlba June 28, 2019 at 1:10 pm #

      Life was simpler when you just bought a pack of Linda McCartney vegetarian sausages or burgers, then threw away the burgers or sausages and ate the packaging, which allegedly had more flavour.

      No harm to Linda, who meant well…

      • BackRowHeckler June 28, 2019 at 1:40 pm #

        And what good did all of that do her?

        Maybe if she was chowing down on bacon burgers and footlong hotdogs, washed down with a cold PBR, she’d be with us today.


        • GreenAlba June 28, 2019 at 1:51 pm #

          Maybe, brh, but it was breast cancer she died of (well, metastasised breast cancer), so I’m nor sure if bacon burgers and footlong hotdogs would have saved her (I think the suggestion is that you’re more likely to get colorectal cancer with too much processed meat!).

          I don’t think she did it for her own health, though – it was more of an animal welfare thing.

          I just go for moderation in all things, myself, but a bacon buttie will always be the hardest thing to give up! Not sure what a bacon burger is. 🙂

          • benr June 28, 2019 at 2:15 pm #

            We had a BBQ for fathers day and on the menu was Hebrew National Hotdogs, grassfed angus beef burgers and the new meatless meat.
            After looking at the calories salt and fat content I was shocked at how bad the meatless meat looked to be for you.
            Far beyond the hoopla about soy products and the estrogen mimickers 20g of fat and the sodium was on par with cup of noodles aka cup of salt.
            I went for the grass fed beef and a lettuce bun!

          • GreenAlba June 28, 2019 at 2:49 pm #

            Good for you, benr! Most things that advertise themselves as low this or that seem to have high something else to make up for the lost flavour. So low-fat ‘energy bars’ (!!) are full of sugar and other low-fat products are full of salt or monosodium glutamate.

            Grassfed angus beef in a lettuce bun sounds excellent. Everything in moderation…

          • SpeedyBB June 29, 2019 at 5:57 am #

            GreenAlba, ever since the late 1960s, when I decided to abstain from meat-eating, the spectre of factory livestock (aka “mystery meat”) has become more and more alarming. In the early 1970s there was a “Sixty Minutes” expose on the poultry concentration camps and the slack attitude of the FDA, including such delicate mentions as the percentage of feces allowed in chicken meat for sale in markets. Poultry, by the way, has historically been the most likely vector for disease transmission.

            One physician on YouTube joked that cleaning up a kitchen where raw chicken had been prepared was like attempting to sterilize a biohazards lab.

            Apart from the pathogens there are all the antibiotics, hormones, etc. added. Little boys in Puerto Rico were growing female breasts, and this was traced to excessive estrogen in chicken meat.

            My own father died of diverticulitis and I am convinced it was in part because of steadily feeding hostile bacteria in his intestines with contaminated animal flesh.

            Sermon is finished. Pass the collection plate there, Young Billy would you?

          • GreenAlba June 29, 2019 at 9:38 am #

            I’m totally with you on the factory meat thing, Speedy. You will no doubt have read my concerns about US factory meat coming our way once we have a post-Brexit trade deal with the US. Trump insists we have to lower our standards to get the deal. Growth hormones aren’t allowed within the EU and the use of antibiotics is nothing like it is in the US, where they seem to use them willy nilly and prophylactically before the birds are even sick. We’ll all pay the price of that in due course too, when they antibiotics don’t work any more.

            Significant improvements have been made in the UK to standard poultry production following welfare campaigns, but it’s still fairly intensive as regards the big producers.

            If I were on my own I could be an ‘almost vegetarian’ – 4 years in France proved to me that you can actually wean yourself of bacon butties too, not that we have them often!

            I’d settle for fish a couple of times a week too, to save stocks.

            But I might very occasionally have to tell a venison burger that it’s a vegetable too 🙂 .

          • Q. Shtik June 29, 2019 at 12:22 pm #

            Little boys in Puerto Rico were growing female breasts, and this was traced to excessive estrogen in chicken meat. – Speedy


            Some old men in Central NJ are growing quite a set too. We eat a lot of chicken. Could that be the cause of man-boobs?

          • benr June 29, 2019 at 2:24 pm #


            Odd that you now quote a similar story to the gay frogs story you made fun of from Alex Jones and yet you are essentially saying the same thing just a different causation.

            Can you explain the reversal?
            Is it the source or the message that estrogen mimickers are messing with boys and girls hormones as well as the animal kingdom or just the symptom?

          • GreenAlba June 29, 2019 at 2:57 pm #


            “Odd that you now quote a similar story to the gay frogs story you made fun of from Alex Jones and yet you are essentially saying the same thing just a different causation.

            Can you explain the reversal?”

            Not sure what you’re referring to, benr. My only reference to Alex Jones was to point out his claim that psychosis caused his belief in the conspiracy theories around Sandy Hook and other events. I’ve never listened to him for more than a few minutes – the delivery was too awful.

            I don’t know what the gay frog thing is. I do know that consumption of red meat and processed meat has been linked to cancer for a long time.


            I’ll leave you to read it but I don’t know what the connection is with the gay frogs because, although I’ve seen gay frogs alluded to on here, I don’t know what it is about.

            I am also aware that oestrogen mimickers are a problem and are, for example, believed to be lowering male sperm counts, but I’m no expert on the issue.

          • benr June 29, 2019 at 3:24 pm #


            Sorry then confused you for Majella a transgression to be sure.
            Getting old is hell.

          • EvelynV June 30, 2019 at 1:19 am #

            Bentover, don’t blame it all on age, low intelligence factors in.

            It’s a toxic combination you have to cope with.

          • benr June 30, 2019 at 11:39 am #


            My my speaking of toxic your obvious case of the vapors is showing again.
            How is life as a crazy cat lady going anyway?

        • GreenAlba June 28, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

          Don’t you eat lots of lovely Basque fish and seafood recipes? 🙂

          The Mediterranean diet is the healthiest, so they say.

          • SpeedyBB June 29, 2019 at 7:53 am #

            Yup I’m a fishyterian (if that was aimed at me), but very judiciously. Like once or twice a week. And often raw (poké).

            I look at that gleaming flesh and declare ‘Fish! Thou art a vegetable!’ (Fish does not object.)

          • GreenAlba June 29, 2019 at 9:23 am #

            It was aimed at brh, Speedy, because his wife and in-laws are Basque! But I’m with you – I just love fish and seafood. My husband prefers meat, as is usually the way – he eats pretty small amounts at a time but doesn’t really see a meal as a proper meal if there is no meat and most of the ‘green stuff’ in the house is for me (he is from Ireland where, historically, if you could still count the sprouts they weren’t cooked yet!!).

            He does eat fish a bit – also because he knows it’s what I like best. But you have to be careful there too because it’s all very well admiring the delights of a Spanish tapas restaurant, but the Spanish are hoovering up everything in the oceans, including round our shores, and they (plus the French) take most of the shellfish exported from Scotland, where everyone isn’t as keen on it as I am. We had some delicious cod loin last night roasted with pesto, but it’s only an occasional treat as cod is back on the endangered list. Even our sacrosanct fish and chip shops have long converted to hake or haddock.

          • Q. Shtik June 29, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

            lots of lovely Basque fish and seafood recipes? – GA


            3 or 4 years ago I had a bout with gout (notice the rhyme), actually several bouts. Every kind of food in the world is listed as a cause of gout, particularly seafood. My wife immediately began to avoid fish, clams, etc. except for the occasional tuna sandwich. Nothing we did diet-wise seemed to make any difference one way or the other. The pain of gout hurts like a bitch, or a bastard, take your pick.

          • benr June 29, 2019 at 2:28 pm #


            Look at sugar intake and water consumption you need about a gallon a day to keep the horrid pain away.
            Stay away from soda at all costs.

            Also look at the vegetable kingdom.
            Asparagus and spinach.

            I had back surgery about ten years ago and my body was so acidic that when the removed the staples they had been corroded but it took me another five years before the first real bad gout flare up.

          • GreenAlba June 29, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

            I thought meat and poultry were equally culpable, in addition to seafood, Q, since they may also contain high quantities of purines.

            Obviously gout sufferers should avoid the delights of fish and fruits de mer and leave them to us more fortunate folks.

            My husband loves prawns but since about 10 years ago he can’t eat them without his head doubling in size, leading shortly to death if he didn’t have some Epinephrine nearby, so he’s had to reluctantly give them up.

            I hope you don’t get anything else, Q – you seem to have more than your fair share of maladies from time to time, some quite dramatic!

        • montsegur June 28, 2019 at 2:04 pm #


          Not sure how it is today, but there used to be some great food at little stands along small roads in the USA. Footlong hotdogs, indeed.

          Okay. Pass me a Clark bar and an RC cola. As Volodya mentioned in the previous blog entry, our comments reveal our origins.

          And GreenAlba: Bacon burgers are okay, but if you’re up for a new kind of burger, make it a chili burger. Sinfully good!


          • benr June 28, 2019 at 2:22 pm #

            RC Cola what about the TAB?

          • GreenAlba June 28, 2019 at 3:02 pm #

            I’ll look into that, montsegur!

            We don’t eat American quantities of burgers, but we get venison burgers from the butcher occasionally, which are excellent. I’ve looked up bacon burgers now – I see its just a normal burger with bacon on top – it sounded like a burger made of reconstituted bacon!

            We don’t eat a lot of Frankfurters here, although hot dogs are available. We have a good butcher whose sausage range is excellent during the BBQ season (naysayers would have you believe that’s one random Saturday in June up here!!). Our favourite is Hog, Whiskey and Wild Thyme, but I’ll have to try their Lucifer’s Matchsticks at some point, which may have something in common with your chili burgers!

  22. My Point of View June 28, 2019 at 1:33 pm #

    Silly season is in full swing, 7 months earlier than it needs to be.

    We have to endure tons-o-crap from both parties for 16 more months.

    • montsegur June 28, 2019 at 2:11 pm #

      No kidding. The campaign for the 2016 election never ended and just blended into the next. Tiresome.

      The clowns must think their circus is somehow amusing.


    • Robert White June 28, 2019 at 2:35 pm #

      It’s Trump 24/7/365 on twitter morning, noon, & night or Kanye West & Kim Kardashian’s ass — take your pick? 2nd term elections are always a cake walk for incumbents statistically & via probability theory. Pelosi capitulated to Repub demands for border funding for security. The Duck will paddle through second term gloating if his stock market does not crash outright first.

      It’s always Silly Season in America because electioneering never stops, ever. Elections compete with baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. The establishment coopted the news & journalism so that it is mere sport level entertainment now.

      America is all about bread & circuses intermingled with commercials.
      Congress is coopted by the MIC campaign donations and the modus operandi of state is to protect capital owned by elites.


  23. RB June 28, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

    It might be interesting to see just how perverse our country can become with democrats in power. Legal pedophilia? Legally kill children less than 12? Euthanize old people? Legal suicide? Legalize all drugs? National porn day? Social credit system? Jubilee for all debt? Disarm the military? Tear down all monuments except for leftists heroes? Take most land and incorporate into Federal ownership? Require boys to wear dresses as part of the uniform for nationalized schools? Close all private institutions and especially conservative ones? Tax churches out of existence? Only allow Islamic organizations to exist regardless of their beliefs and doctrines? Shut down all non green energy systems? Allow only compliant businesses and corporations to conduct business? Chemically castrate all white males as soon as puberty is detected. We already drug them with ritalin earlier. BTW, I’ve never heard of black male children being given the drug. Hmmmm… Seems by the time a white male becomes a teen he is batshit crazy.

    Some of these are already underway. SCOTUS is demonstrating its cooperation with the left.

    The good news is the nation is going out of business no matter what unless someone comes up with a new way to fix the debt/credit/consumer economy. Bush came up with a war to distract. Obama just smiled and enjoyed the bling of the office. Trump had no clue about the power, or lack thereof, of the presidency. Anyone who believes, always, that he is the smartest person in the room is a disaster on a good day. Trump envies Putin and Xi and Kim and who can blame him? Their enemies just disappear. With Trump, 3/4s of the congress, most of the Supreme Court and half or more of the electorate would have to go. Who would miss them?

    The nation is fucked folks. Is that hard to grasp?

    • SpeedyBB June 29, 2019 at 8:03 am #

      Is RB maybe JohnAZ? Many of the same hysterical alarms.

    • Ol' Scratch June 28, 2019 at 5:41 pm #

      I’d hate to be the one who had to wade through their long-winded dissertations!

      • elysianfield June 28, 2019 at 7:04 pm #

        “I’d hate to be the one who had to wade through their long-winded dissertations!”

        Nick O Demus,
        Screw the dissertations…embrace the lab work….

        • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2019 at 8:13 am #

          Yes! Do the “research!” I hereby volunteer to be a lab rat.

  24. BuckP June 28, 2019 at 2:22 pm #

    Tulsi’s “chickenhawk cabinet” comment was the hilite of the night for me. After the first debate, she is polling at 3%. In 2015, after the first GOP presidential debate, Trump was polling at 1% with neocon extraordinaire, Jeb Bush, in the lead at 22%. We all now know how that turned out!

    Sad to se Trump now under the thumb of he warmongering, nihilistic, neocons, after promising to get us out of foreign entanglements. With a defense budget at $800 billion/year, the MIICC (military-industrial-intelligence -Congressional complex) seem to be fully in charge. If elected, I don’t think Tulsi would be able fight them off either. Heck, they even got Colin Powell, a four-star general and former Chairman JCS, to lie like a rug in front of the whole world at the UN in support of the illegitimate Iraq war.

    Where were the weeping, humanitarian, big-hearted Democrats when 500, 000+ Iraqi children died from a lack of food, clean water and medicine due to the draconian sanctions imposed upon them between 1990 and 2003. In the first Gulf War, we bombed and destroyed most of Iraq’s sewers, water treatment plants, electrical grids, etc. leading to widespread disease. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, under Clinton, when asked about the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi kids due to the sanctions said “it was worth it”.
    BTW, Saddam’s biggest crime wasn’t the invasion of Kuwait, an oil company masquarading as a nation, but was, instead, his desire to sell their oil in euros rather than dollars.

    In a shout out to Kurt “So it goes”

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    • malthuss June 28, 2019 at 4:11 pm #

      is she for a wall?

    • ozone June 28, 2019 at 7:41 pm #

      “Heck, they even got Colin Powell, a four-star general and former Chairman JCS, to lie like a rug in front of the whole world at the UN in support of the illegitimate Iraq war.” -BuckP

      Ah, again with the revisionist outlook. Please cast your mind back to Vietnam and who was selected to cut off criticisms of indiscriminate killings at the pass and provide a cozy blanket for coverups. The guy has *always* been a bag man and water-carrier; there’s not a shred of integrity there. He just talked a good game of “ethical warrior” when he was the most venal of the opposite.

      I agree with all else you expound here, but don’t for a moment think that the asshole Powell was any exception to (or exemption from) the horrors.

  25. patrickd June 28, 2019 at 2:38 pm #

    Funny post, Jim. Yes, the clown show, TV at its best, Total fiction for the distraction of the masses. It’s amazing that folks actually watch these shows and then decide to vote for one of the fake characters.

    Every election one of the candidates – the one who wins – is able to address what the public wants, and then toes the line to avoid becoming JFK’s grave mate.

    It amazes me that people whatch these shows. I can’t do it – I’d throw up. I can’t watch liars, thieves and future terrorist-in-chief wannabe’s rant their psychotic BS.

    It sounds like, from what I’ve read in the post and the comments, that Tulsi is this election’s candidate who has the pulse of the nation. I still won’t vote, though, since the people who run this country were not elected, but serve the hidden rulers.

    And, like one commenter said, until a candidate starts talking reality, for example the US role as world terrorist, this clown show doesn’t interest me.

    • toktomi June 28, 2019 at 9:46 pm #

      ditto ditto ditto ditto

      ditto ditto

      or did I already say that?

      Why do people voluntarily participate in criminal, evil, and rigged systems as the victims of those enterprises? Hit it, George. “It’s all bullshit, folks, and it’s bad for ya.”

      Thanks, George.


  26. tucsonspur June 28, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

    Yes Jim, beautifully done. There you have it. The G-20 summit with Prime Ministers and Presidents trying to solve the world’s problems by exacerbating them, and the D-20 plummet to astounding new lows. One of their solutions to problems here in the homeland is to build a large, grateful, and hopefully forever loyal FSA.

    A pathetic parade of panderers, with a profusion of the usual promises of hope and change.

    The ascending Kamala Harris threw Biden under the bus of his previous busing positions, and whipped the ol’ White man pretty good. He’s back today, teleprompting his damage control. Is Harris racist?

    Castro is simply a putrid pepper of an Hispanic, a disgusting, deplorable, devilish, and devious Democrat.

    Out of time.

  27. prepper of oz June 28, 2019 at 3:39 pm #

    @ SW
    “People living in Realityland can see the homeless on our own streets, poverty, drug addiction and squalor and ask themselves — “why aren’t they pledging shelter, medical care and help for these people instead of illegal immigrants?”

    I think the homeless situation is much much worse than people think. If I didn’t have family, I’d be on the street right now. What’s going on is there is an entire generation of young people who have been screwed by colleges, stagnant wages, and taught poor work ethics. What’s going to happen is that as the older generations retire/die, the younger generations aren’t going to have anyone left to mooch off of. (Old and young paristatize each other in different ways at this point.) Baby boomers try to profit off student loans. Young people can’t move out of baby boomer parent’s house.

    So what’s probably going to happen as the long decline moves forward is that banks are going to end up taking over many houses “owned” by the baby boomers. I said last week a lot of baby boomers took out loans or lines of credit on behalf of their kids. (I know at least eight families that did that.) This’ll effectively screw the nation out of any inheritance it had left. I think that’ll be the moment the house of cards is done.

    My guess is the last insane racket of the system will be a faux retirement boom that somehow makes money off retirees stepping out of the work force.

    @ GreenAlba

    – If we are to live sustainably, everyone is going to have to become reacquainted with agriculture in some form. Farming can be done in ways that don’t require fossil fuels and enrich the soils at the same time. The problem is these green farming methods can’t be done at scales large enough to feed our current lifestyle/population. There is also the matter of green farming taking much more time to implement; you can’t work two forty hour a week jobs and then run a garden..
    I think most politicians are incapable of grasping the reality of the long emergency in any capacity…. Think of how unpopular it would be if someone said, “You have to run your own garden. Immigrants aren’t going to be able to do it for you.” Personally, I love gardening, provided there are a few trees near by.

    – If just one of the democratic candidates had made a stink about how we were going to pay for all the free stuff and then linked that idea back to environmental sustainability, I think that’d would have been the winning ticket.

    – In my view, white men who graduated high school before 2005 had a drastically different high school experience than those who came later. When I was in middle school a friend of mine was put on riddelin and the ADHD meds. He went to Japan for a semester in college and couldn’t take his meds because they are illegal in Japan…. He discovered he didn’t need them. If he spent less time on his xbox, Nintendo, playstation, etc I think he’d have been fine. (I chucked all my video game systems in sixth grade and haven’t bough a new one since)
    Personally, I think video games and the Anime comic genre have played a huge role in emasculating white men. I grew up watching my peers get sucked into them and just not getting the appeal.

    The most unfortunate fad I saw in high school was goths and Twilight. The Edward Cullen/Bella Swan relationship, in the eyes of many, destroyed all justification for traditional heterosexual relationships. Whenever the last Twilight book came out, I think is fairly good approximation of when the sane dating world was destroyed. (Why couldn’t young people have just read the Bronte sisters instead?)

    • malthuss June 28, 2019 at 4:09 pm #

      Interesting–check my links, thats what we are up against.

    • malthuss June 28, 2019 at 4:11 pm #

      Baby boomers try to profit off student loans.

      Hows that? Id assume the banking system helps the highest levels of
      its own system.

      • prepper of oz June 28, 2019 at 4:47 pm #


        -Well a student loan is nothing more than a bond, that somebody invested in. So someone looking to retire with a 401K, IRA, etc. goes and invests in them. 401Ks demand stocks, bonds, derivatives, futures exchanges etc. to invest in.

        Making retirement dependent on market performance, drives the need for things like student loans. It certainly isn’t the young people investing in these financial instruments.

        I believe it is thought along this line of reasoning that Mr. Kunstler advocates owning gold.

    • GreenAlba June 29, 2019 at 10:00 am #


      “Personally, I love gardening, provided there are a few trees near by.”

      At my age I like gardening provided there is some shade nearby and a seat!

      My daughter lives in a flat which has small (gardening) allotments attached, but there are only a few so you have to go on a waiting list, sometimes for years, if you want to rent one. She unfortunately got lucky just when she’d had a baby so didn’t have time to work on it. I did the donkey work of clearing it (it had been left for years and was covered in course grass) and grew lots of things pretty successfully that year as it was in a good sunny spot. But I’m well past my prime so the work stints got shorter and the Thermos tea breaks got longer. Eventually I left them to it and her partner did most of it, but he’s not as keen as you need to be and his enthusiasms are short, except for computer games (I’m with you there too!) which are unfortunately his obsession.

      Maybe next year I’ll go back and do a bit to keep my hand in before I’m totally past it or they decide to give it up, but it’s a nuisance when you have to come home on the bus looking like Worzel Gummidge: 🙂


      I’d love to have a big garden that was just mine and didn’t require travel!

      • GreenAlba June 29, 2019 at 10:15 am #

        PS sorry about your whole student loan horror. I hope you get something soon that enables you to keep on top of it.

        Things aren’t quite so bad here as course fees are capped at around £9.5K/year even if you go to Oxford or Cambridge and you don’t pay anything back until you’re earning £25K/year. After 30 years, what you haven’t paid back (even if it’s all of it) is written off, but then of course it becomes someone else’s problem.

        My daughter was lucky as in Scotland students don’t pay for tuition up front but pay a graduate tax afterwards, so they’re only borrowing for living expenses. She was able to work part-time right through university and for the last couple of years – of six – I was able to give her something towards her rent, so she only came out with £15K or so owing and has managed to pay it off.

        You sound resourceful so I hope you land on your feet soon.

  28. malthuss June 28, 2019 at 4:08 pm #

    Noahide laws and cha-BAD—You tube, Know more News channel

    Soros and master card—

    and NYT


  29. Ishabaka June 28, 2019 at 4:12 pm #

    I wish someone would ask the open-border candidates this question:
    – what would you do with the one billion souls that would move to the USA tomorrow if they could?

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    • KesaAnna June 28, 2019 at 5:39 pm #

      Honestly I think a better question would be to ask the average nobody American to pretend for a moment that they are an alien from Mars who just arrived here , and so has not a horse in the race , and doesn’t care one way or the other . Then ask yourself the question ,

      ” How has America typically and generally dealt with those who are ALREADY HERE , like Indians, British Loyalists , Blacks , Confederates , Coal miners or textile workers ? ”

      I’m afraid, though , that some would balk at the inclusion of Blacks and Indians .

      And some would balk at the inclusion of British Loyalists or Confederates .

      And it seems that no one in America ever has a coal miner or textile worker in the family tree . ( Except / until they want to plead poverty for some reason. )

      So I’m afraid the question will never be asked until it is too late for pleasant outcomes.

  30. KesaAnna June 28, 2019 at 5:02 pm #

    ” Frankly after sitting through the mess the only ones that loss were we the idiots that watched them.
    Learned nothing saw nothing and nothing new was said. ”

    These days typically how I get my dose of daily news is second – hand from the people on this blog.

    It seems to me to serve just as well.

    And ; Thanks everybody for the uncompensated labor. 🙂

  31. KesaAnna June 28, 2019 at 5:05 pm #

    ” There is also the matter of green farming taking much more time to implement; you can’t work two forty hour a week jobs and then run a garden..

    “You have to run your own garden. Immigrants aren’t going to be able to do it for you.” Personally, I love gardening, provided there are a few trees near by. ”

    Hmmm, now this sounds like someone WHO HAS ACTUALLY TRIED IT.

  32. KesaAnna June 28, 2019 at 5:19 pm #

    ” Why couldn’t young people have just read the Bronte sisters instead? ”

    I never read the other one , but i thought Charlotte’s , ” Jane Eyre ” was a romantic novel that actually had something to say .

    Jane Eyre was a girl of no particular status whose looks presumably were only so – so.

    The story of her life was that she was always second , third , or fourth priority —- and it could have been much worse.

    And the happy ending is that she marries a man who is now broke , crippled , and half – blind .

    If love is your thing , you would do well to read this novel.

    If you would be a soldier or police , you would do well to read the novel , ” All Quiet on the Western Front. ”

    so I think , anyway.

    • tucsonspur June 28, 2019 at 6:17 pm #

      It’s Jane’s noble, steadfast character and deeply religious nature that makes her a figure of heroic proportions. Though outwardly frail and unattractive, she is a pillar of strength and beauty.

      Her happiness absolutely depends upon her willingness to fight and the strength of her principles.

      • KesaAnna June 28, 2019 at 6:51 pm #

        True .

        But then as I recall , in Jane’s own estimation , the most noble and heroic person she ever met was a girl named Helen , who winds up in a paupers grave , presumably remembered by no one but Jane.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 28, 2019 at 7:20 pm #

        From Dan Savage: “I’ve been in a long distance Daddy Dom/little girl relationship with a middle aged man with spina bidifa for three years..”

        And that’s nothing compared to the guy who was an “adult baby/diaper lover”. He doesn’t know how to break it to his dates….

        Dr Dan always tries his best, but look what he has to work with….
        Jane sound like a beacon of light now.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 28, 2019 at 7:25 pm #

      One of the sisters in Little Women is very pious and a stay at home. She gets sick caring for the sick. Meg rushes home to be with her and the Mother says, I think she’s just waiting for you.

      She says, You two always wanted to go away. I always loved it here….

    • GreenAlba June 29, 2019 at 10:51 am #

      There were three Bronte sisters: Charlotte, Emily and Anne. Anne was perhaps not so well remembered for a while after her death since Charlotte prevented The Tenant of Wildfell Hall from being reprinted after Anne died (it’s a classic now).

      The book was considered course and brutal at the time – because it was honest about an alcoholic husband and the psychological abuse perpetrated by him upon his wife, who defied the convention of the time and left him to save her son from his influence, making her own way in life.

      There are moral messages to be found in both Jane Eyre and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. People find Jane Eyre more romantic, of course.

  33. auburn June 28, 2019 at 6:04 pm #

    benr said: “Learned nothing saw nothing and nothing new was said.”

    Really, benr? So, you already knew all about President Sanders plan to rotate Supreme Court justices off the court to get rid of corrosive confirmation battles and to temper ideological divides among the justices? That was not something new to you? Or did you just learn about Supreme Court justices rotation through the debate?

    • BackRowHeckler June 28, 2019 at 6:26 pm #

      Little Jane, President Sanders?]

      What’s he president of, ‘Society of Crypt Keepers?’


    • BackRowHeckler June 28, 2019 at 6:34 pm #

      I know, I know, its still 1959, and Breadline Bernie is manning the ramparts outside Havana, alongside Comrades Che and Fidel, clutching a Spanish Mauser, standing watch against imperialist and fascist invaders from the United States.

      Those halcyon days of love and revolution!


      • benr June 29, 2019 at 2:30 pm #

        Odd lil Jane is so hit and run seems almost like poor AI code.

    • benr June 28, 2019 at 7:37 pm #

      Not the first time the old fool has talked about it he mentioned it last April as well.
      See one most know the enemy and what they are pushing for.

  34. aibohphobia June 28, 2019 at 6:17 pm #

    Perhaps we have been, so far, fortunate that Mr. Trump is a blowhard buffoon with aspirations to be emperor–Rather than someone with the same aspirations with the cleverness and oratory skills of Napoleon Bonaparte–
    Suppose Trump _were_ another Napoleon?

    Well, he _might_ just have been able to convince everyone that the _real_ solution to our border problems would be to take over all of North America from the Bering Straits to the Panama Canal.

    Ahh, the blessings of incompetent leadership!

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    • tucsonspur June 28, 2019 at 6:29 pm #

      We should control Mexico and Central America instead of them controlling and perhaps destroying us. They’re giving us the slow death, enabled by some of our own political poltroons.

    • benr June 28, 2019 at 7:40 pm #

      Having been as far South as one can go I have to say if the United States had just annexed Mexico city when we kicked Mexico’s ass it would be far better for the people there now.
      We have a fair amount of sinking to do still before we match Mexico’s corruption and absolute failure to manage their own country and resources.

  35. FincaInTheMountains June 28, 2019 at 6:32 pm #

    Putinomics 101

    Putinomics is a description of the economic policy of the Russian state that took shape after the collapse of the Russian Treasuries and the default of 1998.

    The Russian petty bourgeoisie perceives this event purely as robbing itself, beloved, not realizing that in fact this event saved it together with the country, since the fall of the ruble exchange rate 6 times for some time made the remnants of the Russian industry competitive even with Chinese, and when the effect faded away, another person stood at the head of Russia, and Shamil Basayev lay in the grave.


    But the most important thing is that this event goes far beyond the framework of Russian policy and even regional policy. In fact, it was then that Russia refused to obey by the conditions of the capitulation signed by Gorbachev, and the leaders of the Red and White World Projects had doubts about the ability of the Black World Project to force Russia to fulfill these conditions, of which we still don’t know anything yet, except that capitulation was the roadmap of the collapse of Historical Russia, and the collapse of the USSR was by no means the final stop on this route.

    During this decade, Yeltsin practically from scratch created the foundations of the state, the security services and the banking system, and the cooperative “Ozero” apparently created the foundations for the approximation version of the national idea, which allowed Putin to give orders to his co-operative comrades who at least implemented them.


    These attitudes rolled from top to bottom, and at the end of the 1990s it was no longer possible to seduce even at the bottom of this structure some lowly member for betrayal with a lousy 10 bucks.

    In fact, this is a serious philosophical question, but the blog genre does not allow considering it at this level. It is important that you understand that in 1991 the Russian state practically did not exist, just as it did not exist in 1605, and if Vladimir Putin would have become the president of Russia in 1991, then he would have lived not very long after that, and Boris Yeltsin got off by appearing in public in a not sober state and demonstrative staging a performance either at the aviation wheel, or on the flight ground of the potential enemy.

    “Drunk” Boris Yeltsin:

    The fact of the matter is that George Bush Sr. supported Yeltsin in a fight with Gorbachev, and when (Hillary) Bill Clinton became President of the United States in 1992, Yeltsin found himself face to face with the force that the President of the United States has been fighting for two years now, and he would most likely have lost this fight if, in December 2018, the Bush clan and the English monarchy did not stand on his side.

    And I do not know how stupid one has to be in order to ignore the results of Trump’s state visit to the UK, during which no one has already concealed anything.

    And even more, I don’t know who you should be in order not to correct predictions about the G-20 meeting in Osaka and not to re-estimate all the events that have taken place in the last two years, especially considering that the last G-20 meeting in Buenos Aires Putin marked with putting on experimental combat duty the new radar “Container”.

    Experimental combat duty means that full combat duty should have started a little later, but the Ukrainian sailors’ march on the Crimean bridge on the eve of the summit in Buenos Aires convinced Putin that it was too dangerous to endure holes in the Russian early warning system about a nuclear attack. And only the death of George W. Bush, as well as his funeral, which he himself conducted from the Heaven, saved us all from this “too dangerous.”

    And at the very beginning of Putin’s presidency, one of the best Russian nuclear submarines, the Kursk, was drowned by American submarines “Memphis” and “Toledo”, two years later the terrorists took almost 1,000 hostages a mile from the Kremlin, and in 2006, Foreign Affairs published the article “The Rise of U.S. Nuclear Primacy”, in which it was explained that Russia’s nuclear potential would soon be devalued, and before that, the “Upper Volta with the missiles” should sit quietly and calmly look at preparations for an instantaneous global strike against its command centers and launch positions of the its missiles.

    And if we consider that Foreign Affairs during the Cold War was repeatedly used to voice threats against the USSR that were prohibited by the UN Charter, if they were heard from the mouth of US officials, it can hardly be considered a coincidence that several days after publication of this article, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a statement that threatened not only Putin, but also the country he headed, with major troubles, if Putin did not leave his post in 2008.


    And Putin left his post, but 86 days after the inauguration of President Medvedev, Georgia attacked Russian peacekeepers in South Ossetia and if Russia did not have time to send troops through the Roki Tunnel, North Ossetia would fall down after South Ossetia, and the next victim of “international terrorism” would become be the Republic of Tatarstan, which cuts across the routes of communication of the European part of the USSR with Siberia and the Far East, not to mention Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

    The situation was saved by the fact that the Georgian war found the Russian Prime Minister Putin and the US President Bush Jr. in Beijing and Putin before returning to Russia met with Bush and agreed with him on joint actions to prevent the war in Georgia from escalating into a global conflict.

    After the victory in Georgia, the visit of the Vice President Biden to Moscow and President Medvedev ordered Russian diplomats to abstain from voting in the UN on the no-fly zone over Libya, and shortly after the fall of the “Gaddafi regime” Libyan weapons flowed into Syria, which actually caused Ambassador Stevens to die, after he wrote about this weapons flow to President Obama.

    As a result, the situation in Syria several times approached the verge beyond which the nuclear war between Russia and the USA began.

    And when the Fourth Reich provoked a civil war in Ukraine, President Putin again ordered Federation Council’s permission to use the Army in Ukraine, but during his visit to Normandy, he was told something that when he returned to Russia, President Putin asked Federation Council to cancel the already issued permission and began an urgent modernization of the Russian submarines.

    Thus, I hope that I have convinced you, my dear readers, that in 2000 Putin was about the same position as Stalin in the 1924, when the peasants refused to supply bread to those who built the Russian military-industrial complex. And Putin, after Stalin, could then say – either we are modernizing the Army and the Navy, or in 20 years we will be crushed.

    But why he needed a liberal economic model for this, just as Stalin needed the collective farms and the Gulag in 1924, I will explain in the next post.

    • elysianfield June 28, 2019 at 7:12 pm #

      “1924…when the peasants refused to supply bread ”

      Komaraden Finc!

      Well…that’s one way of looking at it….

      • FincaInTheMountains June 28, 2019 at 7:15 pm #

        And you, of course, are looking through the glasses with green lenses.

        • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2019 at 8:05 am #

          You definitely have an “alternative” (to say the least!) view of Russian and world history. I remain unconvinced about your lionization of Komrade Boris and your ultra-demonization of HRC, who remains a second or even third rate level of evil in the Devil’s estimation, although she’s definitely got a place all her own reserved down here.

          Yeltsin was garden-variety corrupt with a healthy measure of alcohol abuse thrown in just for fun, while egomaniacal vanity has always been HRC’s primary motivation. She’s a career ladder climber who opportunistically latched onto BillyJeff’s rising star and then got burned by his all too predictable roving eye at the end of his terms.

          She’s the prototypical spiteful bitch with a heaping helping of wealth, power, and influence – all on loan from BillyJeff – thrown in on the side. An awful, awful combination, to be sure, but hardly the existential intergenerational evil you portray her to be. She’ll soon be personally forgotten, although her terrible legacy will of course remain.

          By the by, her simpatico Angela Merkel seems to have the same affliction that Queen Hillary has already exhibited these days.


    • SpeedyBB June 29, 2019 at 9:52 pm #

      Wow, just wow Finc. I soldier through the convoluted, diversion-marred and often unbelievable nuggets strewn about your posts because you are clearly sincere and do indeed offer a fresh appraisal of Russian and international events.

      Yup, I am defending you. Not quite sure what I am championing but I say “Go for it, fella” as I’m a loyal, if puzzled, reader.

      Of course I’m not a particularly respectable referee as I am also a firm believer in extra-terrestrial visitations and the existence of dark forces that prey on humankind with hostile motivations. I ate enough LSD in the Era of Psychedelia to convince me that Things Are Not As They May Seem To Be (if you know what I mean, nudge nudge, wink wink). (Say no more.)

      Jim Kunstler has opened a magical chest with his relentless dedication to exposing the national crookedness and oncoming perils: these comments are really worth soldiering through: even with all the sniping and cattiness, doggedly do I attempt to give fair consideration to even the screwiest notions…

      In large part because of the deep corruption and barely-hidden agendas of traditional intellectual dialogue in our “…flawed Republic turned murderous Empire…” (pace Gore Vidal).

  36. KesaAnna June 28, 2019 at 6:41 pm #

    ” In my view, white men who graduated high school before 2005 had a drastically different high school experience than those who came later. ”

    When I first arrived in this country in 1976 , Southern schools had been de-segregated for just a few years.

    Now the faculty and staff of schools , in the main , was still primarily middle – to upper class and white.

    But , suddenly , 20 to 30% of the student body is black.

    Under these circumstances , anything the faculty and staff does by way of the Blacks that can be remotely viewed as negative is , per force , political.

    For roughly ten years there , at least , then , the disciplinary or academic code as applied to Blacks was ………

    well …….it sure seemed to me that there simply wasn’t one.

    And this wasn’t , I think , necessarily a good deal for Blacks.

    Rules may seem very unpleasant on the front end , but presumably the point , at lest of some rules , is to HELP YOU out on the back end.

    Near as I could tell , all of this wasn’t particularly bad , or relevant , as regards middle or upper class white kids.

    Near as I can tell , possible nostalgia aside , all elementary or High School essentially is for the better sort is a kind of bus station on your way to something better , anyway.

    Also , I suspect that the fact that the teacher belongs to the same country club as you ( so to speak ) helps to smooth things a bit too.

    Who really got it in the teeth under these circumstances was the working class white , or other , kids.

    Say you have such a kid , and he / she is 8 years old , and learning not subtly or indirectly either , that there are , never mind what the books say , THREE SETS OF RULES ;

    — The rules apply to the rich kids , yes, but they have money , connections , the inside track .

    — The black kids have no rules. And Heaven help you if you wind up in that jungle ( a jungle engineered , ironically , by white people. )

    — And then there is the set of rules applied to you , to the letter , but without money , connections , or the inside track.

    That’s one of the things I think of whenever someone trots out child sexual abuse.

    I have seen children abused in a great many ways in my time that I suspect won’t even add up to a single sentence in any history book.

    Anyway , no , in my view things were not better before 2005.

    America has been engineering and bright idea – ing itself into a train wreck for a rather long time.

    In my opinion , just as one of the ” solutions ” to our problems is backyard gardens —- a very indirect and round about solution .

    How it ads up to an answer is a long story.

    So , likewise , if at all possible , go with private schools or home schooling .

    Why ? And how is that any kind of answer ?

    Again , it’s a long story.

    But , to put it as simply as I can , public schools in America , no less than public schools in East Germany , are really for the benefit of the state . Not for YOUR benefit , or the benefit of your kid.

    • elysianfield June 28, 2019 at 7:19 pm #

      “— The black kids have no rules. And Heaven help you if you wind up in that jungle ( a jungle engineered , ironically , by white people. )

      I would suggest that the jungle was a product of neglect…malign neglect is arguable….

    • prepper of oz June 28, 2019 at 10:56 pm #

      The gist of what I was trying to get at was in response to a comment about kids being put on riddlin and other meds, and then being subsequently emasculated. It seems that went into full effect about 2005. What I mean is things weren’t as elitist.

      But yea High School was never for anyones benefit.

      • Robert White June 29, 2019 at 11:19 am #

        Dr. Jeffrey Schaler was researching the Ritalin prescription debacle back in 1995 which was the peak of the Ritalin & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder movement within Experimental Psychology/Clinical Psych/ & primary/secondary education. Tertiary education was not at all involved in the prescription debacle as only children under the age of consent were forced into this establishment led neuroscientific manipulation.

        Children prescribed Ritalin for ADHD in middle school later went on to methamphetamine addiction after their ADHD medications were not covered by prescription insurance once they turned 18.
        Cocaine & methamphetamine illicit drug dealing became a cottage industry as soon as school boards started participating in the scheme to neurologically straightjacket whole cohorts of young citizens before they reached the age of consent.

        Jeffrey Schaler is a protégé of Professor Emeritus Thomas Szasz.


  37. Janos Skorenzy June 28, 2019 at 7:15 pm #

    I not only teach here, but on other websites as well. Here, a Catholic one, refuting a smart ass:

    From the Wiki

    Distributism is an economic ideology asserting that the world’s productive assets should be widely owned rather than concentrated.[1] It was developed in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries based upon the principles of Catholic social teaching, especially the teachings of Pope Leo XIII in his encyclical Rerum novarum (1891) and Pope Pius XI in Quadragesimo anno (1931).[2][3][4] It views both capitalism and socialism as equally flawed and exploitative, and it favors economic mechanisms such as small-scale cooperatives and family businesses, and large-scale antitrust regulations.

    JS: Libertarianism is rare in today’s world in that it follows logically from its Principles. The problem is that its principles aren’t First Principles. Thus you are refuted.

  38. Pucker June 28, 2019 at 8:01 pm #

    Tell a Transgender like Rachel Maddow to stop complaining and to “Be a Man.”

    • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2019 at 7:46 am #

      LOL! Nice! She’d probably beat your ass and then stand over you taunting in that husky baritone when you said that, though.

  39. Odds changeup:

    Biden 2:1
    Sanders 3:1
    Warren 3:1
    Gillibrand 10:1
    Harris 10:1
    Gabbard 10:1
    Buttigieg 12:1
    Williamson 15:1


    Castro: 40:1
    DeBlasio 80:1
    Swallwell 40:1
    O’Rourke 100:1
    Klobuchar 100:1
    Ryan 300:1

    Shit, I can only remember 14 of 20…

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  40. Pucker June 28, 2019 at 8:11 pm #

    Typical concerns of Democratic candidates were Transgenders, abortion, and giving citizenship, the right to vote, and free healthcare to illegal immigrants.

    “Typical concerns among front-line troops were the prospects of death, mutilation and personal failure. Tightly bonded groups who were loyal to each other and suspicious of outsiders–the typical ‘band of brothers’–were fuelled by common experience and shared hardships to fight harder and longer than those who did not enjoy the same connection. To such men the prospect of letting their comrades down was unconscionable.”

    Lloyd Clark
    Kursk: The Greatest Battle

    • malthuss June 28, 2019 at 9:49 pm #

      If any criminal can vote, there is no ‘right’ just wrong.

  41. Pucker June 28, 2019 at 8:14 pm #

    They asked Andrew Yang about the trade war with China, and Yang was visibly pissed off because everyone could see that he got pitched the question because of his ethnicity.

    • Pucker June 28, 2019 at 8:19 pm #

      There’s a section in Andrew Yang’s book in which he rants about all of the anti-Asian abuse and jokes that he had to endure growing up in Upstate New York. I recall that some of the racist jokes that Yang recounted poked fun of Asians with stereotypical high IQs. I guess that in a bizarre sort of way that poor hapless Asian immigrants have a reputation to live up to?

      • Pucker June 28, 2019 at 8:26 pm #

        The candidate with the highest IQ is obviously “Pete”, who is the Deep State, corporatist candidate and probable “MK Ultra Experiment”.

        • Pucker June 28, 2019 at 8:29 pm #

          Pete is “Naval Intelligence”…

          Pete’s “Husband”, Chasten Buttigieg (“Chaz”) is “Navel Intelligence”….

          • Pucker June 28, 2019 at 8:41 pm #

            “Be a Man.”

          • capt spaulding June 28, 2019 at 9:14 pm #

            Or be a woman, if you like. We have doctors standing by.

          • mike d June 29, 2019 at 10:42 am #

            Damn! I didn’t know this about Pete Bootygig. That is scary. It means that there are some diabolical and powerful people who can pull strings for him behind the scenes.

        • Pucker June 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm #

          What’s the name of that series of movies in which Matt Damean plays the deranged, psychotic MK Ultra experiment spy with amnesia who has run amok and gone ape shit and who is being chased by the corrupt, shiftless Washington bureaucrats who are trying to whack him in order to cover their asses?

          • JohnAZ June 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm #

            Hiya Pucker!

            The Jason Bourne series

            The Bourne Identity

            The Bourne Supremacy

            The Bourne Ultimatum

            Much later

            Jason Bourne

            Outstanding because it shows how corrupt our intelligence agencies can be.

          • Pucker June 28, 2019 at 9:15 pm #

            Pete appears to be brainwashed with some kind of psychosis in which Pete is psychologically dependent upon Chaz such that they have to exist as a type of mental Siamese Twins?

            Pete and Chaz are a pair, like a pair of pants, or a pair of shoes, or a pair of glasses. The MK Ultra experiments must have split Pete’s personality in order to make at least one of his personalities controllable upon command?

          • capt spaulding June 30, 2019 at 9:10 am #

            It’s true, Pucker, the stories do show how corrupt our intelligence agencies can be,but remember, the stories are spy fiction.

  42. toktomi June 28, 2019 at 8:46 pm #

    I reckon these charades do provide for some humorous theatre and for something to talk about if one is intent on ignoring the real issue facing humanity worldwide.

    Presumably we need distractions and so, I reckon watching political “debates” is probably as effective as wolfing down junk food or playing video games or any other nonsensical form of personal abuse.

    Personally, I would rather read speculation about what the BIS may be cooking up this week or next and just when this hay ride to hell is planned to get underway.

    But that’s just me. Most everyone else’s mileage seems to vary radically from mine.


  43. JohnAZ June 28, 2019 at 9:31 pm #

    I want everyone to shoot me down.

    Why not make a compromise here.

    The eleven million illegals in our country are here and integrated into our society. To me, if a miracle happened and they were all transported back to their homeland tomorrow, I think it would have an enormous deleterious effect on out economy. GOP, these folks are potential conservatives as they integrate into our society and they have to protect their gains from the tax happy Dems.

    A compromise should be obvious. We need these eleven million plus folks right where they are, spending, saving, working and elevating themselves. But we need no more.

    Give them a path to citizenship. But only if they renounce allegiance to where they came from and declare allegiance to our country, our pledge, and our flag. Any one that refuses this is deported instantly. Functional English and understanding of American civics is a requirement. A service requirement might be appropriate.

    Three to five years to get citizenship in place, otherwise go home.

    Allegiance to the USA is paramount, the pathway to citizenship must be enforced severely. People waving Mexican flags to the exclusion of America’s need to be sent home.

    Build the damn wall and control the entry ports with all the tech available. Stop the uncontrolled entry of illegals and I mean stop it. 100%. Then control the entry of the immigrants in the future through the ports. I want a wall that is 100 ft. High if need be to stop the globalist forces driving these people here. Think about it, these people are coming into a situation that is in reality more tenuous than what they are leaving. The global aholes are driving them up into the border.

    • toktomi June 28, 2019 at 9:54 pm #


      You’re talking about possible solutions to particular problems.

      Have you not noticed?

      A couple of things, to my way of thinking.

      1. There is no solution for the overarching dilemma facing humanity and so possible individual solutions are meaningless.

      2. Resolution, not solution is the global agenda which does not include the longevity of very many of the souls on board.

      You idea sounds sound to me, but I think that your barking sound is up the wrong tree.

      but wtf do I know?


    • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2019 at 12:04 am #

      11 million? Oh John, no sensible person believes that. It may well be three times that. Why? Because Whites keep “compromising” (surrendering). There’s so much blood in the water now that the sharks are circling in for the kill. The little Brown guys aren’t asking any more, nor even hiding. And they’re not going to stop coming no matter what.

      Legalize all of them? Then what would Big Agg do for slave labor? That’s right – bring some more in…..

      • malthuss June 29, 2019 at 1:42 am #

        The eleven million !!!!!!!!!!!!!
        more like 70? million -amnestied and their children and now great grand kids.
        the one next door had a baby at 14.

    • elysianfield June 29, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

      ” here and integrated into our society”

      That they are “here” is beyond argument. That they are “integrated into society” is supposition, not provable, and therefor an argument that is indefensible.

      Some, maybe. Many? Arguable. All? …C’mon man….

    • benr June 29, 2019 at 2:35 pm #


      Produce prices would go up some no doubt but the price of everything else would go down.
      Look at all the resources these people use.
      Insurance rates would go down since illegals rarely have car insurance.
      Medical bills down less of them using and failing to pay the bill.
      Electricity bills go down less of them defaulting on bills and starting another up under another name.
      Less crime, less in jail, less drunk driving.
      At this point for what little they may add they subtract much more.

    • Tate June 29, 2019 at 6:57 pm #


      Your innocence is touching. But you, like the majority of those who visit this website & comment here, are delusional (following the lead of its host, I might add).

      America is finished. It’s over. It cannot be recovered or restored. Preparing for what’s coming doesn’t involve political action, it involves weapons & training in how to use them.

      • benr June 30, 2019 at 11:44 am #

        You actually believe that?
        How are you going to feed yourself if and when the power goes off and the water stops flowing?
        Are you prepared?
        Frankly the long emergency won’t take long at all maybe a couple weeks and then people start eating each other.

        • Tate June 30, 2019 at 6:16 pm #

          Between what I’m saying & what JohnAZ is saying, which do you believe is most realistic?

      • EvelynV June 30, 2019 at 2:01 pm #

        “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right”

        • Tate June 30, 2019 at 6:44 pm #

          Uniquely American. Eloi antiquarians of the distant future will be puzzling over that one.

  44. Luhrenloup June 28, 2019 at 9:33 pm #

    I don’t watch debates because one is watching folks under extreme stress who will say and do anything and everything to score. it’s like watching a torture session in the Guantanamo back room. I generally check out google afterward to see the prognosticators crown the nastiest one in the bunch. Well, this time there was a pause,
    no one wanted take the risk so readers were asked who they thought came out on top. After a while Kamela’s name came up for kneecapping Uncle Joe. But I saw today the NYTimes has handed the crown to Warren, but they went on to say she wasn’t in the clear yet, still needs to get the message straight.
    It’s all rigged. Breitbart’s poll had Yang at the head in their readers’ list. Check out what MSNBC did to the guy, https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/28/andrew-yang-msnbc-cut-off-my-mic-during-debate-let-other-dems-interject/

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    • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2019 at 7:40 am #

      True all that. We see what we want to see in these little made for TV psychodramas. They have no grounding in reality whatsoever, other than the perverse pleasure of watching small animals being tortured.

  45. Pucker June 28, 2019 at 9:45 pm #

    “Come on, Rachel…. Just deal with it…. Be a Man. Man Up!”

  46. Pucker June 28, 2019 at 9:48 pm #

    When I was growing up, if a Transgender got pregnant, she would just “Man Up” and deal with it. Young people today are such Pussies….

  47. malthuss June 28, 2019 at 10:03 pm #

    neon revolt blog——

    Tony Podesta once requested everyone wear red shoes to his birthday party:

    If you’ve ever investigated Pizzagate to any degree, you’ve probably run in to this, and similar images. It’s long been theorized that the red shoes were originally made from the skin of children who had been ritually sacrificed. Were these shoes in these pictures made from the skin of dead children? Probably not – but it’s the symbolism that’s important here.

    The ritual murders are still happening, to this very day – and these are the scum participating.

    Anon comes back with a lead on the necklace, which Q confirms:

  48. Pucker June 28, 2019 at 10:39 pm #

    They were using anal sodomy and other forms of sadism to split the personalities of American soldiers and prisoners at Abu Graib.

    Pete did 6 months at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan which is a big “Black Site”. Pete casts a dark shadow a mile long….

    • mike d June 29, 2019 at 10:47 am #

      Bill Maher said on his show last night that Pete Bootygig is the only veteran he is aware of that actually looked “refreshed” after coming home from his tour in the middle east.

      Well know we may know why that is. He was able to go “nuts”, pun intended, AND get his freak on. A license to both kill and fuck. Agent Double O 69.

      • SpeedyBB June 30, 2019 at 12:04 am #

        McCarthy-era homophobic paranoia, homos with supernatural powers, mind control, iniquitous agenda: how charming a retro attack in the comments today! Echoes of antiquity.

        Suddenly it’s 1952. They’re everywhere! In the State Department! 57 varieties of them. And they’re all Soviet agents (or reptilians or deep state beasts – take your choice).

        • GreenAlba June 30, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

          According to some Ayatollah or other they can cause floods as well. Who wouldn’t want powers like those?

  49. Pucker June 28, 2019 at 11:50 pm #

    It’s not in God’s Nature to go-easy on people, mentally, physically, or spiritually, right? After all, look what happened to his own Son….

    God is not going to do the work for us.

    “Near Cherkasskoe, Ukrainian machine-gunner Mykhailo Petrik waited in a bunker that he had constructed out of earth, wood and some metal sheeting: Now was the moment that we had been waiting for. The Germans came. First, their shells and then their armour and infantry. Tanks and men across the front. With the noise of the shells exploding the sound of the attack was muffled. A fellow standing next to me looked over with a blank face, said something that I could not hear, and then looked back out over the parapet … We were nervous in our trench but readied ourselves. Ammunition and grenades at our elbow. We did not expect to survive and now we knew death was arriving and I could not catch my breath.“

    Lloyd Clark
    Kursk: The Greatest Battle

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    • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2019 at 7:37 am #

      “God,” if there is such a thing, is neutral. Having set the universe in motion, it stood aside and said, “Do with it what you will, it’s yours now.” It’s humanity’s greatest gift… and its greatest curse.

  50. auburn June 28, 2019 at 11:51 pm #

    Rapinoe has accepted AOC’s invitation to visit the House, tweeting: “Consider it done @AOC” Trump is silent.

    Rapinoe scored both goals today against France to advance to the semifinals. I am glad AOC is making America great again, recognizing champions and winners… at the same time Trump was joking with Putin about Russia undermining our democracy. Trump gave Russia the green light to undermine our 2020 elections. As Jimmy Carter said: Trump is an illegitimate president.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2019 at 12:07 am #

      Such Sports Dykes will soon be a thing of the past as Trans Women take over Women’s sports. Is there any Cloud, be it ever so dark, that doesn’t have a silver lining out of which can be made a silk purse?

      • malthuss June 29, 2019 at 1:43 am #


        T= testosterone.

  51. Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2019 at 12:12 am #

    Why is White Nationalism on the Rise?”

    By Jared Taylor

    On May 4, CNN published an article by David Neiwert called “Hate groups are recruiting our young people into a toxic belief system.” This belief system is “white nationalism,” which Mr. Neiwert warns is growing at an alarming rate: “[W]e’re talking in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of new young white nationalists being born online right now.”

    Why is white nationalism, which Mr. Neiwert dismisses as “hateful” and “toxic,” so attractive? Because it is based on the conviction that whites—like every other racial group in America and the world—have legitimate group interests. The most obvious of these is not to be reduced to a minority where they have traditionally been the majority.

    From its founding and until immigration policy changed in 1965, Americans took it for granted that whites would always be the majority. They were 85 percent of the population in 1960, but are now projected, largely through immigration, to become a minority by 2045.

    Whites were never asked if this was what they wanted. White nationalists do not want to become a minority, and the burden is on people like Mr. Neiwert to explain why they are wrong.

    Is it wrong for Japanese to want to remain a majority in Japan? Or Mexicans in Mexico? Or Turks in Turkey? Israel is an explicitly Jewish state, and virtually all Americans recognize its right to remain Jewish. White nationalists believe that whites—whether in the United States or Europe—have the same right.

    It is not “hatred” for whites to want to live in a society shaped by the European values and texture of life handed down by their ancestors. Mass immigration changes a country—often radically—and whites have the absolute right to prefer societies that are faithful to their ancestral values. This is an entirely normal, healthy sentiment that Mr. Neiwert would surely not find “hateful” if expressed by non-whites.

    Would Mr. Neiwert be happy if the whole world were changing as the United States or Europe is? Should populations migrate and mix everywhere, reducing every local majority to a minority? That would crush every distinct culture and civilization everywhere. Why is that acceptable only for white countries?

    “White nationalists” recognize that hypnotic slogans do not make “diversity” a strength. It is a source of tension and conflict. At its worst, it means race riots and prison riots. Every day, it means discrimination lawsuits, resentment, accusations of insensitivity, and bitterness over whether the Oscars or Harvard or boardrooms or tech jobs or neighborhoods or the police force have the right racial mix.

    Even if diversity were a strength, why should whites “celebrate” it when it always means a decline in their numbers and influence? No healthy people wants to give up its place in society and march into oblivion.

    White nationalism is also the inevitable reaction to an increasingly harsh double standard: Whites must always be “sensitive” to others, even if others hold them in contempt.

    In 2018, the New York Times appointed a 31-year-old immigrant from Korea, Sarah Jeong, to its editorial board. Miss Jeong had tweeted such things as “White men are bullshit,” “#CancelWhitePeople,” and “White people have stopped breeding. you’ll all go extinct soon. That was my plan all along.” No white person who said anything remotely like this about non-whites could be a janitor at the Times.

    Headlines such as these show contempt for whites: “ To the White Men Running to Be the Democratic Presidential Candidate: Can You Not?” “Step aside white men. It’s time for women of color to lead.” “Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?” Television host Trevor Noah put the same question to Bernie Sanders: “Isn’t this a time for your guys to step aside?”

    In the 1960s, the national goal was to overcome racism and achieve color-blindness. Now, whites—but only whites—learn that, as Psychology Today explains, “Colorblind ideology is a form of racism.” When whites left transitioning neighborhoods, it was called “white flight” and was “racist.” When they go back to those neighborhoods, it is “gentrification,” which is also “racist.” It’s healthy for blacks or Asians or Hispanics to have a firm racial identity; for whites, it’s “Nazism.”

    When blacks and Hispanics do not do as well as whites, it’s the fault of entrenched white supremacy. But if America is a white supremacist country, why do East Asians do so much better than whites?

    All this—certainly not Donald Trump—explains the rise of white nationalism.

    It is true that some people with nationalist ideas have committed horrific murderous acts. Why? Because when people have a voice, they speak. When they are hated, silenced, and their deeply felt values driven underground by self-righteous media censors, they may act in unspeakable ways.

    There are democratic solutions to these problems. Censorship and demonization will make them worse.

    Jared Taylor is the editor of American Renaissance. He will appear in a forthcoming CNN program on white nationalism to be hosted by Fareed Zakaria

    JS: Greek clarity. What more is there to say? Try and prove him wrong and I will prove you wrong either in your logic or your hate filled heart. Bernie Sanders slandered as a White. Lol. Karma!

    • malthuss June 29, 2019 at 1:44 am #

      nationalism may be on the rise but Whites are in decline.

    • mike d June 29, 2019 at 10:54 am #

      Yeah I wonder how Bernie liked being referred to as a White. Lol…

      My pet raccoon has a higher IQ than Trever Noah. Just to be racially fair, it has a higher IQ than Stephen Colbert too.

    • elysianfield June 29, 2019 at 12:14 pm #

      ” Whites must always be “sensitive” to others, even if others hold them in contempt.”

      Sensitive. The law of the land requires “tolerance” from its citizens in matters societal. What is “tolerance”? Tolerance is not acceptance…it is not an embrace of disparate values. It is not an invitation into your home, nor that you be “sensitive” to the issues of others.

      “Tolerance” means that it is illegal to harm or kill those who outrage.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2019 at 1:48 pm #

        Yes, Tolerance is pretty thin. But it’s all we have. And yes the onus of it is put on Whites, as if it’s horrible how we “only” tolerate them while they obviously don’t even care to tolerate us at all. The thin blue line is getting ever thinner…..!

  52. Pucker June 29, 2019 at 1:08 am #

    Which event that occurred on June 28th is of greater historical import: the Treaty of Versailles, or the Stonewall Gay Bar Uprising?

    “We are here because we are standing on the soldiers of giants.
    and I are on this stage because of the black trans women who started this movement 50 years ago.” –
    #VictoryForPete #stonewall

    • malthuss June 29, 2019 at 1:49 am #

      How many books at yr public library are about USA Civil war?

      how many about knee grow worship?

      MLK — real name Mark King.
      Mandela [of the necklaces]
      Black entertainers.
      Black focused films.
      Snivel Rites movement
      malcolm ex lax
      the black riots of the 60s -70s

      Our local libraries [w MLK auditorium] is having Black fest this summer.
      See Black Panther for freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      Theres some app —we need diverse books. W ANGIE THOMAS

      All those hack black writers and poets..

      Maya Angelou…I read that when she died, RATE MY PROFESSOR removed all the reviews there that told what a crap professor that she was.

      • malthuss June 29, 2019 at 1:50 am #


  53. S M Tenneshaw June 29, 2019 at 4:19 am #

    Meanwhile, The Bruce has cut a new song about Sen. Biden:

    Sleepy Joe’s Café

    There’s a place out on the highway ’cross the San Bernardino line
    Where the truckers and the bikers gather every night at the same time
    At seven the band comes in and locals dance the night away
    At Sleepy Joe’s Café

  54. Ozymandius June 29, 2019 at 4:21 am #

    Some types of soils can be readily rehabilitated in a matter of a few years. Check out the following:

    Keyline ploughing & systems – the work of PA Yeomans

    The work of the Australian, Peter Andrews, who has shown how to repair mismanaged flood plains

    And don’t forget the work of the best of the Permaculturalists, the many innovative no-till farmers in North & South America, and guys like Richard Perkins in Sweden. Alan Savory and his Holistic Management system; using cattle to restore degraded grazing land rather degrade it further

    There are real alternatives to intensive broad acre farming. Just got to grasp the nettle.

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    • GreenAlba June 29, 2019 at 12:49 pm #

      That’s all encouraging, Ozymandius – I used to read a lot about permaculture and have a couple of Patrick Whiteman’s books on my shelves (not sure why as I didn’t have a proper garden even back when I bought them!).

      Hopefully such methods will make gradual incursions into the mainstream, rather than waiting till the mainstream methods implode.

      • Ozymandius June 29, 2019 at 9:53 pm #

        Make a start yourself. Grow miniature fruit trees in pots. Make wicking beds to give you watering flexibility. If you have some earth to work with grow cover crops such as buckwheat for green manure. Better still, in the cooler British climate (I’m in Oz) a small glasshouse will enable you to work wonders. As I am sure you are aware. For further inspiration check out Neversink farm on the Web. The British Horticultural Society is a mine of information that I also tap into. Btw: I enjoy your rational style of commentary; keep it up.

        • GreenAlba June 30, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

          I’ll bear that in mind, Ozymandius, should the opportunity arise, thank you.

  55. SoftStarLight June 29, 2019 at 4:35 am #

    It seems a bit curious that Castro, Booker, Beto et al chose to only speak in Spanish and English during the debates when so many diverse languages are spoken throughout the “melting pot”. Surely a principled wokester dedicated to the pursuits of diversity would have also addressed the audience in Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Arabic, French, and Korean at the very least. I would hate to think that the reason these languages (each of which are spoken as a first language by millions in the US) were left out was because of calculated Hispandering! They could never be that racist could they? There isn’t any official language at the federal level though 30 states or so have declared English as their official language. Thus at the federal level Spanish could easily become the defacto official language in the coming years. Maybe then presidential candidates who speak in English will be accused of Anglopandering. Probably racism too.

    • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2019 at 7:28 am #

      Great observation SSL. Give it time, that will no doubt be the next wave. The multi-Asianists will likely be the next bunch in the barrel, with their entire gamut of languages and dialects. Chinese alone splinters into five main groups of over two hundred regional dialects. Won’t that be fun? All will eventually have to be pandered to as their US populations – refusing to fully assimilate – all increase. Pretty soon the plain ol’ northern european white folk are going to be looking for a new “homeland.” Alas, our globalist elite traitor “betters” willfully did it to us at the urging of a certain tribe who has been doing this for centuries.


      • Q. Shtik June 29, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

        Pretty soon the plain ol’ northern european white folk are going to be looking for a new “homeland.” – Scratch


        In a grand case of turnabout the Israelis will offer us Madagascar.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2019 at 1:52 pm #

          And we would make it bloom. Ditto Siberia which the Jews turned up their noses at. As David Duke said, Give Icelanders Haiti and they’d turn it into a paradise within a generation. Give Haitians, Iceland, and they’d all be dead within a couple of years.

          • SoftStarLight June 29, 2019 at 2:57 pm #

            In reality it would actually be a good thing for the ecology of Madagascar if it belonged to Whites. Most of Madagascar’s plant species and many of its animal species are unique to the island. Whites generally tend to have a high level of concern and appreciation for the environment and wildlife. As it is, about 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been wiped out by the current occupants and their ancestors. And Madagascar has beautiful mountains and cooler highlands too. Whites would simply make them something like the Alps of the Indian Ocean.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2019 at 3:22 pm #

            Yes, it would be lovely. The natives killed off the Dodo, a flightless bird that stood ten feet tall and weighed hundreds of pounds.

            Hell, give us Africa and let the Blacks and Browns have Europe. It would be sad, but not as sad as our extinction. It’s People that make a place far more than vice versa. Much of it isn’t that good or good for us, but that’s what sun block, air conditioning, bug spray, and anti-malarial drugs are for. And there is a long stretch of highlands in East Africa that are both fertile and temperate in terms of temperature. And parts of South Africa as well.

      • SoftStarLight June 29, 2019 at 2:38 pm #

        The Zionists have exploited conservatives and in particular conservative evangelicals for a very long time. And so we see that many on the right of the spectrum have been complicit with the Zionists. I mean, from an evangelical perspective, if you believe its the will of God to support the people of Israel and you interpret present day Israel to mean an actual Jewish state then because of theological implications you will support any action to preserve and maintain such a state. The only problem is that this way of thinking doesn’t necessarily align with actual scripture. But thats another story worthy of its own post. Anyhow, the religious aspect is important when considering why there are so many American Zionists and supporters of Israel.

    • malthuss June 29, 2019 at 1:42 pm #

      dont be coy–we know why.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2019 at 1:50 pm #

      As Al Gore once flubbed, E Pluribus Unum means, Out of one, many.

  56. Pucker June 29, 2019 at 7:22 am #

    Our political system is not working. It’s being used against us to grind us down, to impoverish us, and to bleed us dry.

    “Peter Maschmann and his team set to work removing the mines that were stalling the attack, and took heavy fire in the process: It was not a job for the faint-hearted. I joined hoping to build great bridges–a passion of mine as my father was a civil engineer and I hoped to follow in his footsteps–but I ended up in a mine-clearing team! Life expectancy was not high. In a battle such as this, it could be measured in days, but there were a few of us that got lucky … The belts before the Soviet line at Lukhanino were particularly dense and it was disappointing to be held up again after our excellent progress earlier in the day. But that was the enemy’s aim. To slow us down and grind us into those never-ending, god-forsaken and blood-soaked fields.“

    Lloyd Clark
    Kursk: The Greatest Battle

    • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2019 at 7:29 am #

      Actually, it’s working exactly as designed. We’re just all confused about its true purpose.

      • Pucker June 29, 2019 at 7:41 am #

        Everyone is extremely dishonest with themselves.

        “Yeah, but you’re fat, lazy, mentally and physically weak, and your church is purple. And you don’t see it….”

        • Ol' Scratch June 29, 2019 at 8:08 am #

          Well yeah, but we’re ‘Muricans, afterall! The great sorting out is already in progress.

          • elysianfield June 29, 2019 at 8:22 pm #

            “The great sorting out is already in progress”

            Nick O Demus,
            Sorting? Why not just kill them all, as the Devil will know his own….

      • JohnAZ June 29, 2019 at 10:33 am #

        You are right!

        The Constitution is for a republic. It’s basic assumption is that all citizens want to be free and independent spirits and consider the government as a necessary evil whose power must be contained. The government’s function is to serve the people but only with stuff that enhances their lives.

        Whoa, how we have changed as evidenced by the idiocy of the Democratic debates. Their concept of government is that the people serve it, that people are pawns for the power structure to manipulate. Both sides of the Deep State believe this, and want to rewrite the Constitution accordingly.

        One of Trump’s jobs is to find enough people in DC that believe in a conservative view of the Constitution to offset the onrush to socialism. I hope he finds them. That place is power mad.

        Did you hear anything of substance during the debates? Nope!

        Jon Voight and the Gold Star folks are holding a rally in DC by the Capitol building to protest the advance toward socialism. Their rallying cry is that their loved ones did not die for socialism, they died fighting socialism.

        Our biggest question is what do you do when almost 50% of the public and one entire political party have turned socialist. A big part of it is the media, we have allowed Elitist socialists to buy up our media and hire in nothing but socialistic numbskulls. With cable, that makes socialist propaganda 24/7.

        • montsegur June 29, 2019 at 11:36 am #

          The Constitution is for a republic. . . .

          Did you hear anything of substance during the debates? Nope!

          -That- is a conversation they fear to open. And for good reason.


  57. wwg1wga June 29, 2019 at 8:32 am #

    WE have been compelled…..

    #oathkeepers #QArmy #WWG1WGA


  58. BackRowHeckler June 29, 2019 at 9:52 am #

    The subjects of American ‘Empire’, and ‘Imperialism’ come up on this site pretty often … a new book just published covers it pretty good, ‘How to Hide an Empire’, by Northwestern U prof Daniel Immerwahr.

    Empire is not what you think it is, at least for me. One tidbit, the Liverpool music scene in the 50s which produced at least 500 acts including the Beatles and Jerry and the Pacemakers etc came about because of the enormous US AirForce base outside the city, which brought in tens of thousands of GIs and millions of American dollars. That’s just one thing. There’s a lot about Islands in there too, and why the American ‘Empire’ consists mostly of places like Guam, the Virgin Islands, Samoa, and Puerto Rico. I found all this pretty interesting and informative.


    • FincaInTheMountains June 29, 2019 at 10:32 am #

      The Roman Republic turned into the Roman Empire by the Act of Julius Caesar, who granted Roman citizenship to Gallo-Romans of Languedoc.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 29, 2019 at 10:34 am #

      It was mostly integration, not colonisation empire.

    • JohnAZ June 29, 2019 at 10:43 am #

      Note that the US Empire are all islands. Like Hawaii. Islands are invaded by groups of people, tourists and emigrants from elsewhere looking for better lives. The Japanese and Chinese absorbed Hawaii.

      Anyway, there are too many folks on the islands today for self-dependence. They want their autonomy so they maintain a territory relationship with the US to support their populations.

      Some Empire.

      • BackRowHeckler June 29, 2019 at 11:06 am #

        Good insight, JAZ, that’s part of it.

        Not so much for the larger islands like the Philippines and Japan tho, which had large enough populations and land masses to assert their independence (Japan after only 7 years)


      • malthuss June 29, 2019 at 1:43 pm #

        Unz has a good article on Hawaii melting not.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2019 at 1:55 pm #

      Yes, it’s deceptive but you’re wrong too: The Empire is Economic and the geographic “America” is just one more of its fiefdoms, the nation itself having been smothered to death by the Class Tyrants of Plutocracy.

  59. Pucker June 29, 2019 at 10:43 am #

    Liberalism – The dominant ideology of the last 500 years implodes, shot-all-to-Hell…. Now what?

    “Vladimir Putin has trumpeted the growth of national populist movements in Europe and America, crowing that liberalism is spent as an ideological force.
    In an FT interview in the Kremlin on the eve of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, the Russian president said “the liberal idea” had “outlived its purpose” as the public turned against immigration, open borders and multiculturalism.

    Mr Putin’s evisceration of liberalism — the dominant western ideology since the end of the second world war in 1945 — chimes with anti-establishment leaders from US ”

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    • JohnAZ June 29, 2019 at 10:59 am #


      Overpopulation fears are making folks turn inwards trying to protect their turfs. Nothing the Liberals have addressed has dealt with the darkest parts of the human condition. Putin is going to support nationalism because he knows that if the US goes to the Liberal side, Russia is next. He hates the globalists more than the US and will do whatever he can to offset the globalist, aka the Democratic Party.

      Russia and the US, and Europe is going to draw closer to offset the global socialists. Europe is under attack by the globalist invasion from North Africa and the ME and the US is under attack from Latin America, central Africa and China. America’s no.1 enemy is domestic, much bigger than Russia or China, the Leftist move of the Democratic Party and their globalist and high tech allies. Their spokesmen, the MSM, would make Goebbels jealous.

      • JohnAZ June 29, 2019 at 11:04 am #

        Thanks to the MSM, including Fox, Extreme Leftists like AOC, the Muslim girls and 50% of the 2020 candidates are given not just credibility, but blessings and lots of air time. Even twenty years ago these folks would have been dismissed as idiots, which they are.

        • malthuss June 29, 2019 at 7:42 pm #

          1965–the turning point.

          As Pat Buchanan noted, LBJ thought so little of the new law, he didnt mention it in his autobio.
          USA population set to double, maybe soon.

    • mike d June 29, 2019 at 11:07 am #

      There is no doubt as to why the neo libs and globalists absolutely despise Putin.

      As far as I’m concerned the world is very fortunate that he is the one who came to power in Russia after the disaster of Yeltsin. It could’ve been someone truly horrible. I’m happy for the Russian people. I envy them even. They have a true statesman as a leader.

      All this talk about him having journalists murdered and also rival politicians is in essence BS. The truth is that he’s been fighting against western globalist agents, or agent provocateurs, ever since he took office the first time. These weren’t innocent little doe eyed folks. These were agents working as literal traitors in order to get a Russain government installed that would be Washington’s and London’s bitch.

      Sorry neo libs, but Putin ain’t havin’ it. So tough shit. Whine and cry all you want.

  60. BackRowHeckler June 29, 2019 at 11:01 am #

    Ross and Malloy pulled duty at the ‘Pride’ parade up Wilshire Blvd, cruising around surriptisiously in their 67 Dodge Dart squad car, eye out for ‘haters’ who might f-k up the festivities (there weren’t any) , watching floats of men in cowboy suits with assless chaps, men dressed in all kinds of leather, and outrageous drag queens girating suggestively to the beat of Alicia Bridges ‘I love the nightlife, I love to boogie’m, blaring from loudspeakers, the colorful caravan rolling past tens of thousands if ragged vagrants living on the LA streets, so sick from cases of Hep A, B, C, & D, smallpox, mumps, measles, bubonic plague, meningitis, rat bites, polio, cholera,, malaria, dysentery, beri beri, rinderpest, TB, and strept, they can hardly lift their heads up to see what the excitement is all about.

    “One Adam 12, One Adam 12, report of an indecent act being performed on the corner of 2nd Ave and Wilshire, please respond”.

    Ross: Should we check it out?

    Malloy: Nah, let’s go get a coffee. I’m buying.


    • JohnAZ June 29, 2019 at 11:07 am #



      Maybe the Pride participants will join in with their sick observers.

      Two birds with one stone.

  61. stelmosfire June 29, 2019 at 12:52 pm #

    Here we go!

    Raise those gas prices!

  62. FincaInTheMountains June 29, 2019 at 1:15 pm #

    Putinomics 101 (Cont)

    It’s amazing how in time I began to publish Putinomics, since the G-20 meeting in Osaka really turned out to be a historical event that confirmed, or rather, illustrated the theory of world projects, in particular, that this summit ends not only the historical stage of Russia’s development which can be called the construction of Putinomics, but I also hope the Civil War in Russia, which, according to the Hamburg Score, began with the Russian-Japanese war.

    And in front of us there is a voyage in a stormy sea of economic uncertainty without maps, on which shoals and reefs would be marked, but the painful calm of liberalism, commonly referred to as stagnation, when the Russian ship froze in its development for a long time, I think is left behind.

    And I just finished watching the press conferences of Putin and Trump, as well as yesterday’s news, and I was amazed that no one in the American or Russian media wants to see anything. In particular, no one paid attention to the word “please” in the Trump request to Putin to not interfere in the American elections.

    Meanwhile, I dedicated a whole post to this for good reason, but because this word turns the demand into a request, and they put pressure on Trump so he would demand that Russia stop interfering in the American elections, since those who give journalists these questions don’t care about the elections or the intervention of Russia into them.

    It is important for them that Trump spoil relations with Putin and continue to implement the roadmap for the disintegration of Historical Russia, which Bullitt and Harriman probably created back in 1945, maybe even before Roosevelt’s death, as soon as they became aware that atomic bomb development is approaching successful completion.

    And the reason for this efficiency of the former US ambassadors in Moscow was the famous meeting with Stalin on September 4, 1943, at which a decision was made to restore the Orthodox Patriarchate in Russia under the state control.

    It was then that the Metropolitan Sergius was “appointed” a Patriarch, erected at the Patriarchal (Moscow) department with the title of Metropolitan on April 27, 1934, and the Administration of the Moscow Patriarchate was established on May 18, 1935, that is, three weeks after the Full Moon Ball in the American Embassy, organized by the first US ambassador to the USSR, William Bullitt, and described in the 20th-century most Christian novel “Master and Margarita”.

    In any case, it was precisely after this that Ball (or after the creation of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Office of Affairs), William Bullitt, who had previously admired Lenin and Stalin, abruptly changed the tone of his messages to the notorious State Department, in which he predicted with great accuracy that in 1937 most of the guests of his ball would be shot by the NKVD, and also began to demand measures to “contain” Soviet Russia, aka containment of its economic and cultural development, and not at all the “aggressive aspirations of the Kremlin leadership.”

    Moreover, I think that the roadmap for the disintegration of Historical Russia, the one that Donald Trump had just refused, accepting Vladimir Putin’s invitation to come to Moscow for the 75th anniversary of Victory over Nazi Germany, was also developed by William Bullitt in 1935, although the plan for the economic strangulation of Historical Russia became relevant only after the United States acquired Nuclear Primacy, aka decisive advantage in the quality and quantity of nuclear weapons.

    And it must be said that the shortness of, and I would even say, the castration of an article in the Russian Wikipedia about this remarkable man strikes the imagination and confirms my hypothesis, especially when compared with an English-language article about him. Meanwhile, his reports to Washington from Paris, to which he was sent by Roosevelt as ambassador, testify that he was the first official of the Roosevelt Administration to speak of the US Military Alliance with Hitler Germany against Russia.

    And I must say that it was his plan that worked in 1991, only instead of Hitler’s Germany, the main actor in it was Germany of Helmut Kohl. And this happened because William Bullitt was a great connoisseur of Russian history, and he loved and understood her culture.

    In particular, the only person in Moscow who watched the “Days of the Turbins” in the Moscow Art Theater more times than Joseph Stalin was William Bullitt.

    And he no doubt understood that the Achilles’ heel of the Russian economic and political system, which remained the same in the Grand Duchy of Moscow, in the Russian Empire, and in Russia, both Soviet and the post-Soviet, is that the Orthodox Church could not be the backbone of the state during the Time of Troubles and Revolutions, because at the end of the 15th and the beginning of the 16th centuries, when Ivan the Great, in his “Sudebnik” of 1497, legalized the distribution of lands to service people along with serfs, the Church did not oppose the emergence of serfdom, but actively supported serfdom in every way, especially by the certain part of the hierarchy, called “Josephites”.

    The emerging economic system turned out to be very unstable with respect to external ideological influences, but it was able to creep from one economic system to another, slightly changing its appearance, but not changing its essence. And we have just witnessed this when the restitution of church property turned the Church from the moral support of the state into a source of headaches and problems that repeatedly increased the Putin’s moral costs, which caused Putin to cry during the latest “Direct Line”.

    • BackRowHeckler June 29, 2019 at 2:40 pm #

      Set ’em up, my friends.

      Wild Turkeys all around,

      Beer chaser,


  63. messianicdruid June 29, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

    Green Alba said, “I agree with both you and the scientists that soils do not renew themselves, MD – at least not within timescales useful to modern humans.“

    Around here they leave fields fallow on a random basis. The parasites just move to the neighbors, who tries to poison them but usually it just runs off in the water supply for down stream folks.

    The earth is renewed when all land lies fallow for a cycle [ year ] and the parasites die off. Imposed [ usually from above ] land rest.

    • GreenAlba June 29, 2019 at 2:25 pm #

      Sometimes the land is renewed other than from above, MD. Genghis Khan’s exploits are visible in the climate record, since he murdered so many people that vast amounts of farmland reverted to forest.


      • messianicdruid June 29, 2019 at 2:58 pm #

        Eco-warrior = eco-tool.

        • BackRowHeckler June 29, 2019 at 3:42 pm #

          Well, when all is said and done, in order to complete the important work of cooling the planet and saving Mother Earth, humanity will have to be exterminated. It human beings that are the problem, with their pesky desires for a better life, a life only petroleum, nuclear power, coal and natgas can provide.

          That’s the secret, that’s what’s really implied behind the rise of Luddite climate orgs like Earth First and Climate Strike, and big, sweeping international treaties like the Paris Accord.

          Sure its nihilism, but its for a good cause.

          Its similar in scope and practice to the Soviets in the 30s and China in 60s, murder enough people and pretty soon you will reach a state of utopia.


      • SoftStarLight June 29, 2019 at 3:24 pm #

        Interesting that he is being revered as an eco-warrior. It would be nice if this type of view was limited to the extreme eco radicals but it appears that it is somewhat popular and not limited to the fringe. Although most adherents of the die off for the environment movement are embracing voluntary methods now give it some time and more radical solutions will likely reach the mainstream. And if you are given to “conspiratorial thinking” you may more easily imagine that an intentional depopulation for the environments sake would leave the powers that be with a lot more stuff and a lot less resistance.

        • messianicdruid June 29, 2019 at 3:56 pm #

          “If we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.”

        • GreenAlba June 29, 2019 at 8:07 pm #


          He’s not being ‘revered’ as an eco-warrier. It’s a pun. Calm down.

          Seriously, what is it with people? So many words on the back of nothing at all.

  64. Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2019 at 2:17 pm #

    JS: A Master speaks. A clear, cold Intelligence, one not even necessarily devoted to Whites or Western Culture (I’m not sure). He worships only Intelligence as such. I have respect for that even though he’s not a Brother. But of course I would challenge him about that and point out Objectivity and Science are Western memes or “inventions”, both for good and bad. If we go, the East Asians will continue to practice what we gave them, but perhaps not with the joyous abandon that was our glory – and our undoing.

    Posted on June 21, 2019A Conversation with Richard Lynn
    Grégoire Canlorbe, American Renaissance, June 21, 2019

    Gregoire Canlorbe

    Richard Lynn is an English psychologist and author. A former professor emeritus of psychology at Ulster University and assistant editor of the journal Mankind Quarterly, Prof. Lynn is perhaps the world’s foremost proponent of eugenics. He is also well known for his studies of racial differences in intelligence. Many of his books have been reviewed at American Renaissance.

    Grégoire Canlorbe: What may have been your equivalent of Isaac Newton’s Annus Mirabilis, namely, the year 1666 when he conceived of the law of universal gravitation after he allegedly saw an apple falling?

    Richard Lynn: It was in 1977 when I discovered that the intelligence of the Japanese was 3 IQ points higher than that of white Americans. Hitherto, virtually all discussions of race differences in intelligence had been concerned with the problem of why white Americans and British had higher IQs than other peoples, and this was generally attributed to the tests being biased in their favor. My discovery about the Japanese set me thinking about whether other Northeast Asian peoples (Chinese and Koreans) have higher IQs that Europeans. I began collecting studies on this and found that they did.

    Grégoire Canlorbe: The 2005 review by Rushton and Jensen on race and cognitive ability had a huge impact and has now over 500 citations. What are more recent discoveries—in life history theory, cognitive psychology, sociobiology, or evolutionary anthropology—that you feel should be documented?

    Richard Lynn: I regard the most important to be what I have called “the cold winters theory” to explain the evolution of race differences in intelligence. The theory explains the relation between the IQs of the races and the coldness of the winters. Thus, the Northeast Asians had to survive the coldest winters and evolved the highest IQs (105) followed by the Europeans (100), North Africans and South Asians (84) and sub-Saharan Africans (70). I first proposed this theory in 1991 and it has become widely accepted.

    Grégoire Canlorbe: You make no secret that you worry about “dysgenic immigration” and the great replacement with which both the white race and national IQs are threatened in the West. What is the current extent of the danger?

    Richard Lynn: In 2016 Rindermann & Thompson calculated that the intelligence of immigrants in all European countries is lower by an average 6 IQ points than that of indigenous populations. Further data confirming this conclusion for a number of economically developed countries have been reported by Woodley of Menie, Peñnaherrera-Aguire, Fernandes & Figueredo in 2017.

    It can be anticipated that in the decades that lie ahead, migrants from sub-Saharan Africa will continue to try to get into Europe. There has been a huge increase of the population in sub-Saharan Africa from approximately 230 million in 1960 to approximately one billion in 2018 and it will continue to grow. There are high rates of unemployment and poverty throughout sub-Saharan Africa that are likely to continue, and inevitably large numbers of Africanswill seek a better life in Europe and many will succeed.

    Stephen Smith has predicted in his 2018 book The Rush to Europe that in 35 years there are likely to be between 150 to 200 million sub-Saharan Africans in Europe—around a third of the population. There may be increasing Spanish opposition to this immigration but even if Spain closed its borders to migrants, they will find other ways to enter Europe. Many will be accepted as asylum seekers and most of those whose asylum claims are rejected will remain because it will be impossible to deport them. In Britain, only 40 percent of those whose asylum claims have been rejected since 2004 have been deported.

    It is inevitable that throughout Western Europe the numbers of non-Europeans will increase as a result of immigration and greater fertility, the continued arrival of asylum seekers, illegal entrants, and marriages with Europeans. In Britain, the growth of the proportion of non-Europeans in the population has been calculated in 2010 by the demographer David Coleman who estimates that the indigenous peoples will decline from 87 per cent of the population in 2006 to 56 per cent in 2056, and will become a minority by about 2066. Similar projections of the growth in the numbers of non-Europeans in Austria, Belgium, Greece, Germany, Italy, and Spain leading to their becoming majorities of the populations in the second half of the 21st century have been made by Ediev, Coleman and Sherbokov in 2013. In Western Germany in 2018, 42 percent of children under the age of six came from a migrant background.

    Immigration will also have a dysgenic effect in the United States, where most immigrants are Hispanics and approximately two-thirds of them are from Mexico, where approximately 9 percent of the population are white, approximately 60 percent are Mestizo, and approximately 30 percent Native American. A meta-analysis of 39 studies of adult Hispanics in the United States by Roth, Bevier, Bobko, Switzer & Tyler in 2001 concluded that Mexicans have an average IQ of 89. The low average of IQ of Hispanics is to some degree compensated for by the high IQ of Northeast Asians (Chinese, Japanese and Koreans) but Rindermann in 2018 has calculated that the average intelligence of immigrants in the United States is approximately 7 IQ points lower than that of the population, and is therefore reducing the national intelligence. This is likely to continue as the Hispanic population is estimated to be approximately 60 million in 2018 and is predicted to exceed 100 million by 2050.

    There has also been dysgenic immigration in Canada. In 2006 Bélanger showed in an analysis of the 2001 Census that the total fertility rate has been around 1.5 children per woman for a number of years, and women who immigrated in the previous 10 years were 19 percent more likely than other women to have given birth to a child during the year. Blacks, Filipinos, and Arabs had the highest fertility with 60 percent, 28 percent, and 22 percent, respectively, more likely than whites to have a child under the age of one. Chinese, Korean, Japanese and West Asian women were the least fertile. In a further paper in 2007, Bélanger gives the numbers of immigrants as 1.1 million in 1981, 1.6 million in 1986, 2.5 million in 1991, 3.2 million in 1996, and 4.1 million (13.4 per cent of the population) in 2001. Taking into account likely future immigration and fertility, he estimates that in 2031 the number will be 10.6 million (27.4 per cent of the population). He estimates that during the years to 2031 immigrants will increase at an average rate of 32 per thousand a year while the rest of the population will grow at a rate of about 2 per thousand a year.

    Dysgenic immigration has been less of a problem in Australia and New Zealand. Australia has prohibited ships bringing migrants from landing and diverted them to camps in Papua New Guinea. Non-European immigrants have been mainly Chinese and Indians who, in the 2006 census, were 6 percent of the population. These immigrants have mostly done well in Australia so they are not a dysgenic problem. The dysgenic problem in Australia is the high fertility of the Aborigines, which has increased their numbers from 106,000 in the 1961 census to 517,000 in the 2006. Their average IQ is 62.

    In New Zealand, there was a decline in the proportion of Europeans from 1956 to 2001 from 94 percent to 74 percent, and an increase in the proportion of Asians from 0 to 6 percent, as reported in 2010 by the New Zealand Statistical Office. In 2001, 56 percent of the Asians were Chinese, Japanese and Koreans, 26 percent were from the Indian sub-continent, and the remaining 18 percent were from the rest of Asia. They are not a serious dysgenic problem. The main dysgenic problem is the increase in the Maori from 6 percent in 1956 to 16 percent in 2001, resulting from their high fertility, and of Pacific Islanders from 0 in 1956 to 10 percent in 2001, resulting from immigration. The average IQ of these groups is 90.

    Grégoire Canlorbe: When it comes to Donald Trump’s migration policy, do you think that he is seriously in a position to reverse the current dysgenic migratory trends in America?

    Richard Lynn: Many Americans have been unsympathetic to the influx of Hispanics and this was one of the reasons that Donald Trump won the presidential election in 2016 with his promise to stop it by building a wall along the border with Mexico. It is doubtful whether such a wall, if it is ever built, would be effective because Hispanics could continue to enter the United States by tunneling under it, by boat or by air, including flying to Canada and crossing into the US. Further dysgenic immigration into the United States is unstoppable. Europeans are already a minority of the school-age population and will become a minority of the adult population about the year 2044. In the second half of the 21st century, Europeans will become a dwindling minority through the continued immigration of Hispanics and their greater fertility.

    Grégoire Canlorbe: In the near future, do you see a revival of eugenics, which could save the white man from genetic and cognitive deterioration?

    Richard Lynn: The intelligence of white nations could be increased genetically by programs of positive and negative eugenics. This was proposed by Francis Galton in the mid-19th century. Galton read Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species when it appeared in 1859, and he concluded that the process of natural selection, by which the genetic quality of the population is maintained and sometimes enhanced, had begun to weaken in England and other developed nations. He first discussed this problem in 1865, when he contended that natural selection had weakened against those with low intelligence and poor health and those lacking what he called “character,” by which he meant a well-developed moral sense, self-discipline, and strong work motivation.

    Galton discussed genetic deterioration at greater length in 1869 in Hereditary Genius. He wrote that in the early stages of civilization “the more able and enterprising men” were the most likely to have children, but in older civilizations, like that of Britain, various factors operated to reduce the number of their children and to increase the number of children of the less able and the less enterprising. Galton’s view that people with high intelligence were having fewer children than those with low intelligence has been confirmed in many subsequent studies that have shown that this is true of women but generally not of men. I reviewed this work in in 2011 and it was confirmed by Woodley & Figueredo in 2013 for a number of economically developed countries and several economically developing countries including Dominica, Libya, and Sudan.

    The effect of this has been a decline in the genotypic intelligence (the genetic components of intelligence) in many countries from the late 19th century. In 2013 this decline has been shown in a meta-analysis (by Woodley, Te Nijenhuis & Murphy) of the slowing of simple reaction times from 1889 to 2004 that reflects a decline of genotypic intelligence of 1.16 IQ points a decade or 13.35 IQ points over 115 years. During much of the 20th century, this genetic deterioration was masked by increases in phenotypic (measured) intelligence brought about by improvements in nutrition, health, and education. However, from the closing decades of the 20th century, declines in phenotypic intelligence have been reported (by Dutton, van der Linden & Lynn in 2016) in Britain, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, the Netherlands and Norway.

    Galton discussed the problem of genetic deterioration further in 1883 in his Inquiries into Human Faculty and its Development. In this he coined the word eugenics for policies to increase intelligence and other desirable qualities. Galton’s eugenic proposals fell into the two categories of positive and negative eugenics. Positive eugenics consists of policies to increase the numbers of those with high intelligence and other desirable qualities. Galton’s proposals for positive eugenics consisted of providing financial incentives to encourage those with the desirable qualities of high intelligence and strong moral character to have more children. In 1908 he wrote: “I look forward to local eugenic action in numerous directions, of which I will now specify one. It is the accumulation of considerable funds to start young couples of ‘worthy’ qualities in the married life, and to assist them and their families at critical times.”

    Galton’s proposals for positive eugenics by providing financial incentives designed to encourage childbearing by those with the desirable qualities of high intelligence and strong moral character were repeated by several eugenicists such as Ronald Fisher later in the 20th century. Eugenic programs of this kind were introduced in Germany in 1934 and 1935, consisting of government loans to couples assessed as psychologically and biologically sound, and 25 percent of these loans was written off for each baby produced. Financial grants were given for third and fourth children born to families assessed as genetically desirable. In 1936, Heinrich Himmler set up special maternity hospitals for the wives and mistresses of members of the SS to provide the best medical care during their confinement. A eugenics measure was introduced in Britain in the 1930s, in which university lecturers and professors—supposedly the nation’s elite—were paid £50 per annum for every child. This incentive was ended in the 1960s as eugenics fell into disrepute.

    The proposal to provide incentives for those with high intelligence to have more children has recently been revived by Rindermann. He follows Fisher and others by proposing that this could be achieved by reducing the taxation on couples with several children. This would provide those who pay taxes and generally have higher cognitive ability with an incentive to have more children, while avoiding giving an incentive to the poor, who pay little tax and generally have lower cognitive ability. He concludes that “successful value-orientated demographic policies are difficult to implement but are vital to support a positive long-term development of society.” Meanwhile the only country where positive eugenics was explicitly pursued in the second half of the 20th century was Singapore.

    Galton’s negative eugenics consists of policies designed to reduce the number of those with low intelligence and other undesirable qualities. This would be achieved by measures to discourage and prevent those with undesirable qualities from having children. In 1907, the first law providing for the sterilization of the mentally retarded and habitual criminals was enacted in the American state of Indiana. This was followed in other American states, and by 1925 sterilization laws had been introduced in 25 states. In the 1920s and 1930s, similar sterilization laws were passed in Canada, Japan, and a number of European countries including Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. The countries where the most sterilizations were carried out were Sweden, where they numbered about 60,000, and Germany, where they numbered about 300,000. Sterilization became less frequent from the 1960s and virtually ceased by 1980 as the tide of liberal opinion turned increasingly hostile to eugenic measures.

    Galton proposed that eugenics could also be promoted by immigration through “the policy of attracting eminently desirable refugees, but no others.” This policy has been disregarded in Western countries that have admitted large numbers of migrants claiming to be refugees who have a lower intelligence than that of their indigenous peoples. For instance, in Britain a study of a representative sample on the CAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) in 2009 reported these non-verbal reasoning IQs: White British 101.4; Indians 100.2; Pakistani 94.5; Bangladeshi 97.3; Black-African 94.1; Black Caribbean 94.6. In Denmark, Nyborg in 2013 calculated that immigrants will become 67 percent of the population by 2072 and that their low intelligence will reduce the average intelligence of the country to 93. The lower average IQs of immigrants has also been shown in Sweden by Heller-Sahlgren in 2015.

    In Cognitive Capitalism (2018), Rindermann discusses this problem and follows Galton in contending that refugees with low intelligence should not be admitted and concludes: “In Western countries, reforms are urgent and indispensable!” This proposal would require withdrawal from the undertaking given by Western nations in the 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention to admit as refugees those who have a well-founded fear of persecution. This undertaking has been widely honored by Western nations during the 20th and 21st centuries, notably by Greece, which accepted many thousands of migrants who made the crossing from Turkey; by Italy, which accepted approximately 650,000 migrants who made the crossing from Libya in the years 2014-2018; and by Germany where Angela Merkel accepted approximately 1.2 million migrants in 2015. These migrants claimed to be refugees but many are economic migrants. Their claims to be refugees are assessed, and if they are recognized as genuine, they are accepted for asylum while if they are rejected they are supposed to be deported, but this is frequently impossible and most of them remain in Europe.

    This influx has generated widespread opposition in many European countries, which responded by attempting to reduce it. From 2015, Europe has paid Turkey to keep migrants in camps to prevent them crossing into Greece, and Austria and Hungary have built fences to stop migrants entering from the south. In June 2018, Italy and Malta refused to accept a boat of 629 African migrants from Libya who had been picked up in the Mediterranean by the charity ship Aquarius, and Italy declared she would no longer allow charity ships to land migrants in Italy. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, criticized Italy but refused to allow the ship to dock at French ports but the Aquarius was accepted by Spain, which has continued to accept African migrants from Morocco and from West Africa landing in the Canary islands.

    Grégoire Canlorbe: It is not uncommon to think of the Chinese as “the Jews of the East,” a phrase that occurred in the writings of Thailand’s King Vajiravudh—who was quite unhappy with the Chinese diaspora in his kingdom. What do you think of this expression?

    Richard Lynn: “The Jews of the East” is a good description of the Chinese in Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. In all these countries the Chinese have been minorities that have been more successful than the majority indigenous populations, just as the Jews have been in Europe and the United States, and for the same reason: they have higher IQs. I have documented this in my book The Global Bell Curve: Race IQ and Inequality Worldwide (2008).

    Grégoire Canlorbe: Notwithstanding his early death following cerebral edema, martial artist and actor Bruce Lee may be seen as a successful case of Chinese-European crossbreeding. To what extent does the miscegenation between a white man (or woman) and a Chinese woman (or man) prove to be—generally speaking—more eugenic and healthy than the one between a white and an Arab or a Black?

    Richard Lynn: Children inherit genes equally from both parents, and in large samples their children have the average of their fathers and mothers. Thus, if one parent has an IQ of 120 and the other has an IQ of 100, the average of their children will be 110. But these are only averages, and there is a wide range of the IQs of siblings who typically differ by about 10 IQ points. With regard to mixed-race children, in my latest calculations, the Chinese have an average IQ of 105 and Whites have an average IQ of 100, so the average White-Chinese child will have an IQ 102.5. Arabs have an average IQ of 84 so Arab-White children will have an average IQ of 92, while blacks in sub-Saharan Africa have an average IQ of 70, so black-white children will have an average IQ 85, which is what they have in the United States. Of course, these are averages and there is a wide range of IQs in the parents and the children of all these groups.

    Grégoire Canlorbe: Both Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich A. von Hayek—the two leading Austrian economists of the 20th century—tried to show that central planning would fail because of the alleged impossibility of economic calculation in the absence of free-market prices for goods. Does the success of communist China’s semi-planning show that in the presence of a high average IQ a moderate planning regime is indeed viable—and not a “logical impossibility” as the Misesian or Hayekian argument professes?

    Richard Lynn: Yes, the rapid economic growth of China since it adopted a moderate free-market economy shows that a country with a high average IQ can prosper economically with what you call “a moderate planning regime.” This was also apparent when Germany was divided between the communist East and the free-market West. Naturally, the free-market West was more prosperous but the communist East did quite well economically because the Germans have a high IQ.

    Grégoire Canlorbe: Thank you for your time. Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Richard Lynn: In my most recent book, co-authored with my young collaborator David Becker and entitled The Intelligence of Nations, we envision five scenarios for the probable future of national IQs. First, in the economically developed countries the declines in national IQs that have been reported will continue as a result of dysgenic fertility and immigration. The principal problem is the large number of highly educated high-IQ career women who remain childless. It is probably impossible to introduce policies to increase the fertility of these women, who have been educated out of their reproductive function. It is also probably impossible to introduce policies to reduce the fertility of those with low intelligence.

    In Western Europe, the United States, and Canada, intelligence will also decline as a result of dysgenic immigration, consisting of the continued settlement of immigrants with lower intelligence and greater fertility than those of the host populations. Measures designed to prevent this, such as building a wall along the American-Mexican border or attempting to restrict immigration into Western Europe, will be ineffective. The decline of intelligence will reduce the economic, technological, scientific, and military power of these countries.

    Second, national IQs will continue to decline in Eastern Europe, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand as a result of the low fertility of high IQ career-women but the decline will not be so great as in Western Europe, the United States, and Canada because in these countries there is little dysgenic immigration. Third, while Australia and New Zealand have had little dysgenic immigration, their indigenous peoples with their low IQs will continue to increase in numbers because of high fertility. It will not be possible to reduce this and it will have some adverse effect on their national IQs.

    Fourth, national IQs will continue to increase in economically developing nations. There may be some dysgenic fertility resulting in a decline in genotypic intelligence but this will be more than compensated for by improvements in nutrition, health, and education as it was in economically developed nations during most of the 20th century. The differences in intelligence between economically developed and economically developing nations will therefore be reduced, although it will not be eliminated because the populations of the economically developed nations will retain a genetic advantage as reflected by their larger average brain sizes.

    Fifth, there has been dysgenic fertility in China during the last half century. Despite this, there was a large increase of 15 IQ points in the intelligence of Chinese children from 1988 to 2006 as a result of improvements in nutrition, health, and education, and the average IQ of Chinese-British children in 2006 was estimated as 109.8. By 2016, the National Science Board reported that China had overtaken the United States in the number of articles published in science and technology.

    It is likely that this lead will grow as intelligence in China continues to increase, as it has in other economically developing nations, as a result of further environmental improvements. There is also likely to be an increase of intelligence in China with a reduction in air pollution which at present is lowering intelligence in many towns and cities. Thus, as intelligence continues to increase in China and decline in Europe and the United States, China is likely to become the leading World power.

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    • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2019 at 2:22 pm #

      Average Arab IQ: 84. Ouch. No smarter than Black Americans. The oriental Jews are only about 90 if memory serves.

      What doomed us was Ignorance about and Ignoring of The Laws of Nature. We believed all the wrong people – people like Eric Hoffer. Or Sigmund Freud. Or John Dewey. Or Gloria Steinem. Or Elrond Hubbard, both of them.

      • GreenAlba June 29, 2019 at 2:29 pm #

        “Average Arab IQ: 84”

        And yet you wouldn’t even be writing ’84’ if it weren’t for them and the Hindus preceding them.

        Funny old life.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2019 at 3:13 pm #

          Well the Greeks did seem to get writing from the Phonecians or some similar early Semite group in that area. Maybe the “Arabs” are their poor relations, in other words, degenerated from a previous higher estate.

          But if a restaurant used to serve great food and have great service but no longer does, do you ignore the current reality because of the previous reality?

          Greek clarity from I, Janos. If only I could capitalize I in a much larger way at times like this, like the first signer of the Constitution did so King George could see it without his specs, specs he stole from Piggy.

          • Elrond Hubbard June 29, 2019 at 4:38 pm #

            pitiful. With a lowercase p.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2019 at 7:23 pm #

            All you have is ad hominems, Elrond. You have learned not to engage with me in argument since you are bested every time.

          • Q. Shtik June 29, 2019 at 11:15 pm #

            If only I could capitalize I in a much larger way – Janos


            We can’t make the capitals larger but we can give them emphasis with bolding and italicizing. Like this………….

            If only I could capitalize

          • Elrond Hubbard June 30, 2019 at 11:09 am #

            Trust me, Q, no typographical magic will rescue Eyesore’s delusions of adequacy.

          • GreenAlba June 30, 2019 at 11:26 am #

            “Greek clarity from I, Janos. If only I could capitalize I in a much larger way at times like this…

            Sadly it would still be nonsense, since it should have been ‘me’.

            So you would just have brought even more attention to your hopeless English grammar.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2019 at 11:49 am #

            from Me, Janos? That sounds ridiculous and is ridiculous since the doubly capitalized I referred to would have been the super Subject of the sentence. But most of you people have given caps completely, such is your contempt for the human person and/or consciousness. Your dogmatism serves you well here at least.

          • GreenAlba June 30, 2019 at 12:30 pm #

            It doesn’t matter how much you wish to aggrandise yourself, grammar is the great equaliser and it remains ‘from me, Janos’, unless you wish to look like an illiterate.

            But be my guest.

            The subject of your sentence is ‘Greek clarity’. Or it would be if your phrase had been continued so as to form an actual sentence.

            Just as well you never had to learn the case system of either of your imperial heroes. You only like rules you make yourself.

          • EvelynV June 30, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

            “Foregoing self, the universe grows I”

          • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2019 at 4:32 pm #

            I am the Absolute Subject. You are my object and also my subject. When you become a Subject then you will no longer be my subject but rather an equal. Two Suns that communicate but also keep their distance.

            But as a woman, you are stronger with the me stuff, is in “Give ME that or “Give that to ME.” Absolute Me’s are Monsters. Absolute Subjects are Sages. Those who worship the Subject or God, are Saints.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2019 at 5:21 pm #

            That would be a great initiation rite for young ladies by the way: Have them write a short book called “Me” and then be required to read it out loud in front of an audience that hecklers them to scorn unless it is very sensible, moderate, modest, etc. And also honest – no pretending to be those things. We will Know!

          • GreenAlba June 30, 2019 at 6:39 pm #

            “But as a woman, you are stronger with the me stuff, is in “Give ME that or “Give that to ME.” ”

            You picked the wrong person, sonny boy. What I have I earned myself. Which enabled me to share it with someone else.

        • SoftStarLight June 29, 2019 at 4:53 pm #

          Not really. The Sumerians invented writing. Can we be sure what race the Sumerians were? Perhaps not. But I find it fascinating that they imported lapis lazuli from Afghanistan to make the eyes of their statues blue, among many other uses.

          • capt spaulding June 29, 2019 at 5:31 pm #

            They also invented algebra (al-jabr), and of course Arabic numerals, each of which contained as many angles in their shape, as the number it designated, ie: number 1 contained 1 angle, 2 contained 2 angles, 3 contained 3 angles, and so on. Not bad for a bunch of camel humpers.

          • BackRowHeckler June 29, 2019 at 5:39 pm #

            What have they done since?

          • Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2019 at 7:19 pm #

            They may have gotten the idea of that from the Hindus. Not sure. The Hindus invented the concept of zero for example. The Arabs were mostly important as transmitters of knowledge. Not inventors. Herdsmen of other men’s cows.

          • GreenAlba June 30, 2019 at 12:42 pm #

            “Not really. The Sumerians invented writing.”

            Perhaps you could give us a representation of the Arabic numerals in ’84’ in Sumerian writing? 🙂

            Here’s some help:


          • GreenAlba June 30, 2019 at 12:43 pm #

            Credit where credit’s due, I think.

        • malthuss June 29, 2019 at 7:46 pm #

          Look at how USA is declining.And UK.

          Look at how China and India have declined.
          2 once great civilizations.

          Black Africa, the Stick Age that precedes the Stone Age.

  65. volodya June 29, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

    And not a peep about the financial sustainability of the globalist paradigm, not a word about the lunacy of off-shoring millions of American and Western jobs at the same time as those countries importing millions of people.

    Nope, if there was such a thing as settled science among the useless quacks in the foreign affairs guild, and among the intellectually-stunted practitioners of the nonsensical ” ‘ology” of economics, it is this, that open borders to money and people are the way forward.

    Never mind evidence, even evidence in the form of numbers, even numbers from governmental agencies that pre-chew statistics to paint the required picture, even these numbers point directly over the cliff. And never mind visual evidence, that which your own eye-balls can gather without a lot of effort. It’s like Orwell said, seeing what’s right under your nose requires constant struggle, a losing struggle if the evidence contradicts ideological dictates.

    They say historically low unemployment rates. Bollocks.

  66. Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2019 at 3:17 pm #

    One can criticize President Trump as much as they want for the wish to build a wall between Mexico and the US. Maybe that’s excessive, I don’t know. But he has to do something with the flow of migrants and drugs, doesn’t he? No one is doing anything.

    The liberal idea presupposed that nothing needs to be done. Migrants can kill, plunder, and rape with impunity because their rights as migrants must be protected. What rights? Every crime must have its punishment. So the idea [of liberalism] has outlived itself and came into conflict with the interests of the overwhelming majority of the population.

    Vladimir Putin

    He’s saying the same thing Trump said, only he’s a real politician and has actually done something about immigrants and drugs in Russia.

    And Trump never said outright that “liberalism has failed.”

    In fact, he’s continued to support many forms of liberalism – because he’s being influenced by the conservatives, and conservatism is a form of liberalism. Most importantly to me, he’s refused to say that the rights of multinational corporations are not more important than the First Amendment, which is the position of the conservatives, who somehow argue that no policy of the government should ever support freedom.

    Andrew Anglin

    JS: Putin is right of course, as is Anglin. Now if illegal immigrants can vote, and non-natives like Obama can become president, shouldn’t we be able to vote for Putin for President? And if he were to win the election, why shouldn’t he be able to become our President? I mean Law is just what people say it is, right?

    • FincaInTheMountains June 29, 2019 at 4:49 pm #

      Putin would make a bad American president. He’s a bad actor. Should ask Zelensky instead, he’s good at playing the piano with a pair of balls.


      Should fit right into your circus.

    • elysianfield June 29, 2019 at 8:39 pm #

      Someone, and I forget where I read this, suggested that the wall be concrete pylons 30 feet high, on which a mag-lev train system would be built…San Diego to The Gulf. A two-fer….

      • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2019 at 12:55 am #

        An answer to Israel’s Bar Lev line.

        • elysianfield June 30, 2019 at 11:24 am #


  67. Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2019 at 3:49 pm #


    Lueck was a “Sugar Baby” looking for Sugar Daddies. She proudly boasted she already had two and invited other girls to email her to find out more about how to do this. Evidently meeting prospects at 3 am in a public park isn’t such a good method however…. I mean even if they were White, stodgy and over 50, wearing suits, etc. But this one was Black and from Africa. Lueck’s Luck ran out. Her poor parents, Mormons, some have said. What would Brigham Young have said….

    • BackRowHeckler June 29, 2019 at 4:12 pm #

      Well, they told her in college it was the toxic white male she had to worry about. Go ahead and have a good time, assert your independence, don’t let the white patriarchy hold you back, (those wet blankets) its perfectly acceptable and safe to meet a 300 lb black African in a city park at 3:00 am. He’s built a torture chamber in his shabby house? So, what are you, a racist?

      Spread it around, GO FOR IT!!!

      Only in retrospect do we see this was bad advice. It got her in the hotseat, literally,


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    • Tate June 29, 2019 at 7:22 pm #

      Feminism began with such promise, the “empowerment” of women. Look where it’s led. This is the end result of the empowerment of women, its final expression, a new kind of enslavement. A steady march from Mary Tyler Moore to Miley Cyrus. In ages past, in the days of ancient Rome being the prime example, the higher-caste women stopped having babies & it took hundreds of years for the empire to fall as only the stupid continued having offspring. We have accomplished the same in a little less than fifty years, thanks to Feminism[tm] , an organized effort at subversion brought to you by the Inuit.

    • San Jose June 29, 2019 at 9:29 pm #

      I feel so sorry for Lueck’s family. This poor girl was living life on the edge. This song, by Garbage, came to mind. (I’m a big Shirley Manson fan.)

      Don’t believe in fear,
      Don’t believe in faith,
      Don’t believe in anything
      that you can’t break.

      Stupid girl
      Stupid girl
      All you had you wasted
      All you had you wasted

      • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2019 at 1:01 am #

        Hopefully her death will have meaning; her name becoming a word of warning to other Mormon and Christian girls not to go down the same path to ruin. The Church itself is destined to be taken over the New World Order so more schisms should be coming. Real Mormon girls must go back to wearing long dresses and bonnets, dreaming of becoming third wives to powerful Patriarchs.

        • San Jose June 30, 2019 at 3:59 pm #

          Real Mormon girls had the right to vote in Utah territory before it became part of the United States in 1896. Blacks too could vote. They had to scale back on civil liberties to join the US.

          Jen in San Jose

          • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2019 at 4:58 pm #

            You sound like a Jack Mormon or should I say a Jackie?

          • San Jose June 30, 2019 at 6:58 pm #


            I’m a confused Mormon. I obey the 10 commandments. Don’t obey the Word of Wisdom–drink coffee, a glass of wine on weekends, and an occasional bong hit.

            What I really like about the Presbyterian church is the aesthetic experience–great music, stained glass, well thought-out sermons. What I hate about the Presbyterians is their self-righteous “progressive” politics.

            What I like about Mormonism is they have a lot more energy, and they are much nicer than Presbyterians. It’s much more of an emotionally safe place for me–because people in the “tribe” support one another.

            Jackie Jen

          • capt spaulding July 1, 2019 at 7:46 am #

            Scientology, Making Mormons look normal since 1952.

  68. Janos Skorenzy June 29, 2019 at 3:51 pm #

    When I post a lot like this, Ozone begins to go into a rage. I can feel it from thousands of miles away. If only we could tap this energy, make him into a bio cell like in the Matrix!

  69. auburn June 29, 2019 at 4:30 pm #

    The other fossil onstage, redoubtable Bernie Sanders, re-committed to his full-on socialist proffers, that is, free stuff for all, with no excuses. Sounds like a sweet deal until you are reminded that the USA — the rest of the world too — has never been so deep in hock before

    It is not government paying for Bernie’s freebies because government is broke. Government gave the money to the 1% and now Bernie intends to take it back to fund his “free stuff.”

    For example, Sanders has introduced legislation to fund Medicare for All. Sanders says there could be a 4% income-based premium paid by employees, exempting the first $29,000 in income for a family of four; for employers, a 7.5% income-based premium, exempting the first $2 million in payroll to protect small businesses.

    From there, Sanders proposes a variety of progressive tax changes, including imposing a marginal tax rate of up to 70% on those making above $10 million, taxing earned and unearned income at the same rates, limiting tax deductions for filers in the top tax bracket, establishing a tax on extreme wealth and making the estate tax more progressive, including a 77% top rate on an inheritance above $1 billion.

    Other ideas include closing a loophole that allows self-employed people to set up S corporations and avoid paying into Social Security and Medicare; imposing a fee on big banks; ending health tax expenditures; and “repealing corporate accounting gimmicks.”

    The Sanders bill was co-sponsored by 14 Senate Democrats, including rival presidential candidates Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren.

    It may be fun for you to criticize candidates without knowing the specifics, but it is not intellectually honest.

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    • K-Dog June 29, 2019 at 4:42 pm #

      Free stuff being a return and proper management of the commons I could get behind. A lame rearrangement of Titanic deck chairs has no value. Bernie is progressive porn. No real change. America does not want change so that part is OK but people don’t want justice bad enough to make any change at all and so with that America will continue to see Bernie as weak.

      • benr June 29, 2019 at 5:16 pm #

        No not just weak but a demented old man not worthy of the office.
        Listen to the man speak he has a peculiar ascent that makes him sound pretty dumb and he looks like the demented doctor from back to the future without the Brainiac part.

        • BackRowHeckler June 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm #

          Its a tired old message, dredged up from the 1930s.

          • capt spaulding June 29, 2019 at 5:35 pm #

            So is Fascism.

          • benr June 29, 2019 at 6:58 pm #

            As if half the people screaming fascism even know what it means or that they espouse Communist ideals and don’t even understand the misery of that failed belief.

          • capt spaulding June 30, 2019 at 8:36 am #

            I know the definition of Fascism.

        • Q. Shtik June 30, 2019 at 12:12 am #

          he has a peculiar ascent – benr


          Hahhaha, yeah, ascent.

          There are many different kinds of NY ascents. Trump’s is very different from Bernie’s but just as harsh to my ear. And then there is Janet Yellen. Henry Higgins could probably have pinned down to within blocks where Yellen grew up in the City. Even Maria Bartiromo screws up now and then and lets a little Brooklynese slip out.

          • BackRowHeckler June 30, 2019 at 6:23 am #

            Q, it looks like it was just a typo

          • benr June 30, 2019 at 11:53 am #

            Yea it was a typo but that’s cool have all the fun you want.

    • Q. Shtik June 29, 2019 at 11:39 pm #

      including a 77% top rate on an inheritance above $1 billion. – auburn/Asoka


      Hahaha, I wonder by what math gymnastics Bernie arrived at 77%? Why dick around? Why not just take fucking ALL of it?

    • Q. Shtik June 29, 2019 at 11:44 pm #

      Other ideas include – auburn/Asoka


      Take from those who HAVE and give to those who don’t.

      • benr June 30, 2019 at 11:55 am #

        Just another form of theft to keep the grifters happy and voting for the people with the worst ideas and no platform.

  70. BackRowHeckler June 29, 2019 at 5:36 pm #

    And the accent you reference is 1930s Brooklyn.

  71. BackRowHeckler June 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm #

    AOC to Mackenzie Lueck.

    “You Go Girl”

  72. Pucker June 29, 2019 at 6:15 pm #

    Liberalism seems to be imploding with pervasive dishonesty and people, especially politicians, just saying anything for self benefit and self aggrandizement? Reality is thrown out of the window.

    “Vladimir Putin has trumpeted the growth of national populist movements in Europe and America, crowing that liberalism is spent as an ideological force.
    In an FT interview in the Kremlin on the eve of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, the Russian president said “the liberal idea” had “outlived its purpose” as the public turned against immigration, open borders and multiculturalism.

    Mr Putin’s evisceration of liberalism — the dominant western ideology since the end of the second world war in 1945 — chimes with anti-establishment leaders from US ”

    • Pucker June 29, 2019 at 6:25 pm #

      According to Deneen’s book, “The Failure of Liberalism”, Liberalism slowly, but surely, cannibalizes traditional culture and feeds off of traditional culture. Eventually, one gets “Peak Culture” and Liberalism becomes Anti-Culture, and the fabric of society is ripped and society torn asunder. Blitzkrieg stalls in Stalingrad and at Kursk….

  73. Pucker June 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm #

    Liberalism becomes a Spent Force and seeks to sustain itself by imposing a tot..al..itar,,,Ian tyranny on the society to enforce the Right to Hedonism and the abuse of children. Algorithms enforcing “Hate Speech” codes, etc. Pedophilia taught in schools., etc. Government authority used to enforce the Right to Hedonism. (Deneen, “The Failure of Liberalism”).

  74. Pucker June 29, 2019 at 7:18 pm #

    The society is so deranged that politicians in order to get a crowd for their Twitter photos run to the US – Mexico border and shout Spanish into a megaphone. They just Say Anything…. They’re insane….

    This can’t be us. This can’t be America. But in a democracy, where the people are the government and the government is the people, it’s America and it’s on us until we make this right.

    Join me at the Clint Border Patrol Station tomorrow. 10:00. 13400 Alameda Ave, Clint, TX 79836

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    • BackRowHeckler June 29, 2019 at 7:43 pm #

      I hope Beto at least brought down a bag of Tacos, passed them out amongst the esteemed migrants.

      Of course the possibility exists, on the long ride to Clint, TX, in his air conditioned SUV, after passing around few blunts of Acapulco Gold, he and his crew got a little hungry and ate them up.


  75. Tate June 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm #

    Colin Powell, according to his biographer Karen DeYoung, privately rallied against this “separate little government” composed of “Wolfowitz, Libby, Feith, and Feith’s ‘Gestapo Office’,”[6] but nevertheless granted them the Iraq war. His chief of staff, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, declared in 2006 that he had “participated in a hoax on the American people, the international community and the United Nations Security Council,” and in 2011, he openly denounced the duplicity of neoconservatives such as Wurmser and Feith, whom he considered “card-carrying members of the Likud party.” “I often wondered,” he said, “if their primary allegiance was to their own country or to Israel. That was the thing that troubled me, because there was so much that they said and did that looked like it was more reflective of Israel’s interest than our own.”[7] In other words, something doesn’t quite ring true when neocons say “we Americans,” for example Paul Wolfowitz on April 11, 2002: “Since September 11th, we Americans have one thing more in common with Israelis. On that day America was attacked by suicide bombers. At that moment every American understood what it was like to live in Jerusalem, or Netanya or Haifa. And since September 11th, Americans now know why we must fight and win the war on terrorism.”[8] The neocons’ capacity to deceive the American public by posturing as American rather than Israeli patriots required that their Jewishness be taboo, and Carl Bernstein, though a Jew himself, provoked a scandal by citing on national television the responsibility of “Jewish neocons” for the Iraq war.[9]

    [6] Stephen Sniegoski, The Transparent Cabal: The Neoconservative Agenda, War in the Middle East, and the National Interest of Israel, Enigma Edition, 2008, p. 156.
    [7] Stephen Sniegoski, The Transparent Cabal, op. cit., p. 120.
    [8] Justin Raimondo, The Terror Enigma: 9/11 and the Israeli Connection, iUniverse, 2003, p. 19.
    [9] April 26, 2013, on MSNBC, watch on YouTube.

    Jewishness & the Culture of Crypsis
    — Laurent Guyenot

  76. BackRowHeckler June 29, 2019 at 7:46 pm #

    Does Beto have a job?

    Has he ever had a job?

    • malthuss June 29, 2019 at 7:48 pm #

      he was in a music band, if I recall. Not sure when he renamed himself.

      • elysianfield June 29, 2019 at 8:50 pm #

        “he was in a music band, if I recall.”

        Was it the notorious “Man Holes”? They were a cover band for cultural favorites of their day….


        • BackRowHeckler June 30, 2019 at 4:03 am #

          Are you sure that wasn’t Pedro Buttplug’a band?

        • malthuss June 30, 2019 at 11:30 am #

          Grace Slick had an album called, ‘Man Hole’ but said it really was anti feminist, Man Ole.

  77. Pucker June 29, 2019 at 8:07 pm #

    The politicians have stopped trying to appeal to reason in favor of manipulating people’s emotions by saying anything hysterically even if it doesn’t make sense and doing any stunt to get a crowd together for their social media photos. And grab their votes and their money since the candidates get to pocket money left over after the campaign. The Queers don’t have many votes, but they have a lot of money, so focus on Hollywood, the Queers and pedophiles…. Say Anything!

    • Pucker June 29, 2019 at 8:30 pm #

      “Look at this Mexican bloke drowned face down in the water! That’s not who we are! In a democracy, it’s up to us to fix this!”


      • Pucker June 29, 2019 at 8:55 pm #

        “We need to tear down this Statue because it’s hurtful! The Statue should apologize, and if the Statue doesn’t apologize, then the History faculty should step down and those who are sensitive to our feelings should teach History…. And give us Reparations!

        “And we should open our borders so that no more Mexicans will drown or get knocked on the head and then thrown in the river! And kids should be allowed to make their own sexual choices to perform sodomy on old creepy blokes with alcohol on their breath…and kids should be free to choose their own sexual identities!”

  78. JohnAZ June 29, 2019 at 9:03 pm #

    I have a question for the technophiles in the group.

    A lot has been made of 5g speed and the effects of Huawei on international security if they are allowed to sell their brand.

    1. Why is Huawei so good?

    2. What are the characteristics of 5g that folks are saying it will change the world?

    3, Will it be hackable as much as 4g?

    4. If so, is the world going to have to figure out how to store its “secrets” once 5g is put in place?

    Trump just agreed to allow Huawei into the US as part of the trade deal. What will this actually do to national security? How many back doors will it allow to be put in? Will the intelligence community have to come up with another method to protect our secrets?

    • Walter B June 29, 2019 at 9:38 pm #

      If you believe everything that the marketing people tell you then stop reading right here. Everything will only get better and nothing can hurt you because we are all so fricken special. The 5G system will be ultra high frequency and ultra high intensity. The shorter wave lengths of 5G will not travel so far so there will have to be many more towers installed everywhere and the power requirements to push them through the atmosphere will be far greater. If you were to look at the coverage maps as we were shown at last week’s planning board meeting, you might be seriously disappointed at how poorly the coverage’s are even now at the lower intensities. Don’t worry though, be happy! Everything only gets better and if you get cancer one day it will be because of your poor life choices and not because some magic waves fucked up your metabolism. Remember, it’s all your fault!

      • benr June 30, 2019 at 12:02 pm #

        Let those cells oscillate at a 5 gig rate what could go wrong?
        The only good thing about 5g is it won’t go through nice thick walls as well.

        The real push is to sell more junk the market is saturated just like the Apple belief in planned obsolescence so upgrade now before we make your phone so slow you can’t stand it or your battery won’t last longer than two minutes off power!

  79. Pucker June 29, 2019 at 9:53 pm #

    [Beto standing over the drowned Mexican bloke at the border]

    Beto: “This is not who we are! According to the book “Dreamland”, the Mexicans are coming to America to better themselves. To make a few bucks selling heroin so that they can buy a pair of Levi’s 501’s, and a low rider car, and then go back to their villages in Mexico to blow it on booze, coke, and women before coming back to America to do it all over again. Anyone in this audience would do the same thing! This is a democracy, and it’s up to all of us to fix this!”

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  80. Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2019 at 12:44 am #


    Feminist Pirate and Human Trafficker brought to Justice by Salvini. We need to start blowing these things out of the water. Where are my U boats?

    • SoftStarLight June 30, 2019 at 3:31 pm #

      These ridiculous NGOs need to be shut down. Many of them have become fronts and are simply tools for the Gobalists. Otherwise they would be busy helping migrants better their lives in their countries of origin rather than breaking laws to force migrants on countries that don’t want them.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2019 at 4:47 pm #

        Yeah “Non-Governmental Organizations”. I other words, even the UN is part of the Global Plutocracy. The International Law is to bring asylum seekers to the nearest country – which would have been Tunisia. It’s blatant bullshit and they all know it. Fronts is right.

  81. FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2019 at 2:29 am #

    Trump just agreed to allow Huawei into the US as part of the trade deal

    That means Trump and Xi struck a deal that will further reduce the Chinese cash flow to the Deep State (Black Project) in US.

    Deep State shares (Bitcoin) just took a nose dive:

    Crypto Carnage Continues – Bitcoin Crashes Below $11,000


    • elysianfield June 30, 2019 at 11:20 am #

      “Crypto Carnage Continues”

      Komaraden Finc!

      Perhaps you or another reader can answer this;

      Why do those enamored by Crypto Currency feel that it is immune from government control? Why would a government suffer any competition by a group who’s stated benefits accrue from anonyminity? Why would a government allow unfettered transfer of wealth off their shores and across borders by scofflaws and outright criminals?

      I expect that the US government views Crypto with amusement, and will sanction it’s use when the amusement ends.

      And, on another point. The mighty NSA is like Santa;

      They know when you are sleeping…
      They know when you’re awake…
      They know when you’ve been bad or good…

      Yes, Komaraden, even You! And I suspect you have been bad….

    • Q. Shtik June 30, 2019 at 11:28 am #

      Crypto Carnage Continues – Bitcoin Crashes Below $11,000 – Finca


      Google Bitcoin and look at its chart. Three weeks ago it was well under $8,000, today it is $11,150. Is this your idea of a crash?

  82. Pucker June 30, 2019 at 3:44 am #

    Apparently, the A-rabs were running the African slave trade, not Whitey.

    Martin Dugard
    Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

    • SoftStarLight June 30, 2019 at 3:23 pm #

      I am pretty sure the Arabs run the slave trade today too. Supposedly there are open slave markets in Libya and the Arabs sell Blacks they catch on migrant routes. That’s one source of slaves at least. Some say kidnapped Americans and Europeans are for sell too. Anything is possible I suppose.

  83. Pucker June 30, 2019 at 4:33 am #

    Is Beto a luminary?

    • Ol' Scratch June 30, 2019 at 7:11 am #

      Question is: What’s he illuminating? The path up one’s own asshole is not generally accepted as a worthwhile exploration.

  84. FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2019 at 9:24 am #

    Putin and Trump set about reformatting the world

    Thanks to Russian and American diplomacy and the efforts of the Russian Federation in Syria and Ukraine, global liberalism lost its militant vanguard in the face of Islamic terrorists and European Nazis, and today its advocates have nothing to do but to throw in the “last and decisive battle” against the new ideology of “Survival of the planet Earth” zombified social networks youngsters.

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    • SoftStarLight June 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

      Have we reached Zion yet?

      • FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2019 at 4:41 pm #

        The Holly Fathers by the name of Zion often call the kingdom of God in its fullness, on Earth and in Heaven, before the final fulfillment of all in eternity.

        So, I would say no, we haven’t.

  85. FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2019 at 9:32 am #

    In fact, the model of “monetarist globalism” is about to be knocked down by the joint efforts of Trump, Putin and Xi Jinping.


    Because all three need a new dollar, tied to gold. All three need a new, not monetarist model of the economy, based on new approaches to the regulators of the global market.

    Putin, Trump, and Xi do not need a big war in the Middle East and elsewhere (although imitating such a war will not interfere with either one of them).

    And another thing: all three need Trump’s victory in the presidential election of 2020 – otherwise, a rematch by the American Democrats will throw the world into chaos and real transcontinental war.

  86. JohnAZ June 30, 2019 at 10:11 am #

    Trump says he gets along better with foreign leaders than the US media. He is right. The US press is a bigger enemy to the US Constitution than Putin or Xi, or even Un.

    Here is a guy that thinks it is more fun shaking hands and making small and large talk with our competitors. I am on his side.

    MICC is irrelevant, since the two bombs dropped in
    Japan. In war, someone has to win. Now, everyone loses!

    The world is being redesigned at the top levels, and countries are taking over their own domains. The globalist liberals hate it as their power base is eroded. Yea!

    • FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2019 at 10:23 am #

      Yeah, because for the most part American Media is a pack of stinking bitches and the enemies of the American people!

    • SoftStarLight June 30, 2019 at 3:04 pm #

      But its not as if the Globalists grip on power has really been loosened. Big Tech continues to shadowban and ban alternative viewpoints. They are literally shaping reality for the masses. And don’t forget that China generally supports Globalism. Plus, domestically the Globalists run all government agencies and bureaucracies, the FBI, CIA, the universities, etc. So the Nationalist counter movements have a whole lot of work to do to catch up.

  87. FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2019 at 10:33 am #

    Russia plans to tow a nuclear power station to the Arctic

    Next month, a floating nuclear power plant called the Akademik Lomonosov will be towed via the Northern Sea Route to its final destination in the Far East, after almost two decades in construction.

    It’s part of Russia’s ambition to bring electric power to a mineral-rich region. The 144-meter (472 feet) long platform painted in the colors of the Russian flag is going to float next to a small Arctic port town of Pevek, some 4,000 miles away from Moscow. It will supply electricity to settlements and companies extracting hydrocarbons and precious stones in the Chukotka region.


    Gee, I wonder why they didn’t think of towing some solar panels and 15th century wind turbines there?

    • JohnAZ June 30, 2019 at 10:50 am #

      Tongue in cheek, I hope.

      I wonder how solar panel will work in winter north of the Arctic Circle.

      I also wonder how much US corporations are involved. Exxon was really involved in the Kara Sea exploration until the Dems mucked it up.

      I wonder how long Peak oil could be put off if the Arctic was developed by international cooperation.

      At the same time, how much would a gallon of gas cost?

      • FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2019 at 11:45 am #

        Thanks to Hillary and Uranium One, Russia has cornered the nuclear market, I don’t think it needs Western “investors” for the project.

        • benr June 30, 2019 at 12:09 pm #

          Russian reactors are pretty bad it might be time for Russia to think up a better source of power.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2019 at 11:50 am #

        At the same time, how much would a gallon of gas cost?

        Better question is how the US dollar will be valued – but we are definitely coming off the gauge invariance of American dollar to something more tangible, like ounces of gold or kilowatt-hours of power.

  88. ozone June 30, 2019 at 10:54 am #

    Great commentary on the now-ubiquitous clown parade that is the political campaign for designated corporate satrap. The comedy that proceeds from the desperation of grinding collapse is something to behold… and you do it *very* well, thanks!

    I try to appreciate that comedy as much as I can, because I view with dread the troika of evil that is the Bolton-Pompeo-Pence consortium. I am also keenly aware that I’m powerless to affect the shenanigans that will undoubtedly lead to de facto totalitarianism in the benighted Yew-Ess-of-Eh?.

    My only (and tiny) satisfaction will be knowing that useless and skill-less gum-flappers will be ejected from the gravy train when *that* particular game of maintaining the status quo goes sideways (as it always does).

    …So that’s about it from me. I no longer imagine that those in power will do anything to attempt to mitigate the various predicaments that are converging to create the greatest man-made clusterfuck the world has ever seen, so I’m tamping down the dirt on the grave of hope. (Yes, I can wield a shovel better than most… it’s an acquired skill.)

    Have fun and thanks for the warnings!

    • ozone June 30, 2019 at 11:11 am #

      Ps. Just as an indicator of how this whole shit-show is being stage-managed for “public consumption”, the recent George Stephanapo-louse interview with Tulsi Gabbard has disappeared from the intertubes. From some commentators, Tulsi apparently (and quite cooly) handed him his Lackey-for-Empire head.

      • auburn June 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

        Ps. Just as an indicator of how this whole shit-show is being stage-managed for “public consumption”, the recent George Stephanapo-louse interview with Tulsi Gabbard has disappeared from the intertubes.

        It took me ten seconds to locate the interview on ABCNews official site. Your announcement the it has “disappeared from the intertubes” is fake news, a disservice to our host, and a counter-factual to your thesis that “this whole shit-show is being stage-managed for “public consumption.” Putin manages his shit show differently: 20 journalists have been murdered to encourage self-censorship.

        Ms. Gabbard served for 16 years in the military including deployments to war zones. When Mr. Stephanopoulos showed an article indicating that Ms. Gabbard is pro-Putin, her response was not a denial. She said: “It is unfortunate you shared that article.” Yeah, unfortunate for her.

        Ms. Gabbard was a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee until February 28, 2016, when she resigned to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders. Perhaps Mr. Sanders should now resign and endorse Tulsi Gabbard.

    • SoftStarLight June 30, 2019 at 2:48 pm #

      You’re right. There isn’t any hope that the existing establishment will respond adequately or at all to the predicaments of our time. But you have known that for a long time. So it all comes down to what each person does or doesn’t do to survive ultimately. Since you have alot of useful skills for survival you will have a big advantage over most. So in that there is hope.

  89. Tate June 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been seen in public on several occasions recently shaking uncontrollably.

    We now know why. A spokeswoman has explained that Chancellor Merkel’s shaking is due to the severe heat wave that Europe has been experiencing. Further, it is obvious that the heat wave is a result of… (reverb on) Global Warming (reverb off).

    Now it all makes sense. By importing tens of millions of replacement citizens from the tropical regions to her country, who are more adapted to the extreme heat, they will bring to Deutschland a renewal of hope & vitality & usher in a new age of prosperity & goodwill.

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    • SoftStarLight June 30, 2019 at 2:27 pm #

      You know I am quite surprised she doesn’t have super human powers. Like remember when Obama said he personally was going to lower sea levels. Did that ever work?

    • BackRowHeckler June 30, 2019 at 2:54 pm #

      This won’t be the first German Chancellor in history spotted with a case of the shakes; seems like is an occupational hazard for that job.


    • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2019 at 4:34 pm #

      Maybe it’s the same thing Hillary has, whatever that is. Demonic possession?

      • Q. Shtik June 30, 2019 at 9:33 pm #

        Perhaps one of the many forms Parkinson’s takes.

  90. FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2019 at 1:16 pm #

    The breakthrough in US relationship with North Korea is undoubtedly the result of Trump accepting Putin’s invitation for celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory over Nazi Germany on May 9, 2020.

    I would love to see Trump greeting the Red Army parade from the Tribune of the Lenin’s Mausoleum!

  91. FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2019 at 1:50 pm #

    Good Cop – Bad Cop

    In this post I want to talk about the speech of Donald Trump addressed to the American military serving in South Korea because this speech reveals the role of Mike Pompeo and John Bolton in the administration of Donald Trump.

    As is known from the “news”, these two in the American politics play the role of hawks, ready to arrange a war almost anywhere in the world. In particular, Mike Pompeo and Bolton allegedly failed to negotiate with North Korea, insisting on a variant that was unacceptable for Kim Jong-un, namely threatening to deliver a devastating strike on North Korea, possibly a nuclear one, to force this country, in which the US has already once suffered a crushing defeat from the Soviet weapons, to the abandonment of nuclear weapons on the word of the American President and Secretary of State.

    That is, to the very version that Muammar Gaddafi agreed to, which had tragic consequences not only for him and his people, but for the entire planet, since Gaddafi’s weapons, forwarded by “democrats” to Syria, almost provoked a nuclear war between Russia and the USA.

    Of course, many guessed that Pompeo and Bolton play the role of bad cop, and Trump himself played the role of a good cop, but few understood that it was not Kim Jong-un who plays the role of interrogated person, but the American press, which persistently continues to insist that the “invisible” F-35s can inflict a disarming blow on North Korea and need only push on Kim Jong-un harder and he will agree to the Libyan version.

    And Trump, in this speech, once again mocked the praised invisibility of the F-35, about which the US military as the most interested people know best of all, but the pearl is that Trump quite clearly makes it clear on 5th minute of this speech that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (and possibly Ivanka Trump) worked hard on preparing that meeting.

    Speeches about the Libyan version of Pompeo and Bolton were made not for Kim Jong-un, who most likely was warned in advance and played along with Trump in this performance, but to American journalists and Hollywood stars who had long since surpassed in their hawkiness both Goldwater and Senator McCarthy.


  92. FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm #

    And the second pearl was found nearby and thanks to the first, as the first video made me reconsider Trump’s speech in Normandy, where from 2015 they celebrate victory not over Nazi Germany, but over Stalin, who thanks to the Allied landing in Normandy could not repeat the feat of Alexander I, thanks to which bistros cafes appeared in Paris.

    As I wrote many times, Trump is a wonderful actor, I would say an actor of the Shakespeare Theater, and it is very possible that the hatred of Hollywood stars for him is due to primitive envy.

    In the Norman speech, he demonstrated it with the brilliance of Smoktunovsky in the role of Hamlet, and since the text was verified with jeweler’s accuracy in advance, it is not surprising that Trump, despite pressure put on him, did not say anything that could be his signature under the aforementioned concept of the Norman concourse of winners in the Cold War.

    And do what you want with me, but after reviewing this video two more times I came to the unequivocal conclusion that in delivering this speech, which caused the whole of America to break into tears, he already knew that Putin in Osaka will invite him to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Victory over Nazi Germany in Moscow, and he knows for sure that this will be the very symbolic act, which Vladimir Vladimirovich has so far unfortunately abstained from, and which may become REAL Russia’s interference in the American elections, compared to which the publication of messages at WikiLeaks about Hillary’s manipulation of the results of the 2016 primaries are sheer trivia.


  93. wwg1wga June 30, 2019 at 2:33 pm #

    How is that $9 an hour engineering labor working out for you Dennis??

    #oathkeepers #QArmy #WWG1WGA


  94. BackRowHeckler June 30, 2019 at 3:36 pm #

    It turns out, in our urban areas, schools provide all 3 daily meals for their students; now that school is out kids are not getting fed. Apparently, in the ‘Community’, mothers cannot or will not prepare meals for their own children. Of course nobody is blaming the mothers or calling them into account, no, its the fault of racism, inequality, sexism (you know the drill) it occurs to me you would have to search long and hard in history to find a civilization where mothers neglected to feed their own kids, but left the job to someone else. Of course do gooders, the cities and the state have stepped in to make sure these kids don’t starve to death. Meanwhile, in Hartford, Hamden and New Haven about a dozen people have been shot this weekend, including an 8 year old boy. Hamden is a special case. Not long ago a long wall seperated it from the Fair Haven section of New Haven, Hamden being a relatively stable suburban town, and Fair Haven a dangerous ghetto. After a summer of agitation “we build bridges, not walls”, needless to say the wall came down. Now after a few years Hamden isn’t so stable, or safe. 600 community members showed up at a house party on a suburban street in Hamden Friday night and 5 of them were shot. This is how it must be across the US, town by town, street by street, the country falls into a state of social decay, disorder and dystopia.


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    • FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2019 at 4:04 pm #

      My wife is 25 years younger and she already belongs to the generation who don’t know how to cook a home meal, instead buying shit from the street vendors in boxes – I hate it.

      So I am the cook in the family, for better or worse!

      • BackRowHeckler June 30, 2019 at 4:59 pm #

        Wait a minute, finca

        I thought in Russia men still ran the show …

  95. Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2019 at 4:40 pm #

    Inspirational quotes from New Age Guru and Presidential Candidate, Marianne Williamson.

    •Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
    •Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
    •The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
    •Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
    •We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life, or you can focus on what’s right.
    •We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.

    JS: I don’t believe all of them. I find the second one very strange for example. And the last one is wrong too. I mean they’re all nice, but nice is overrated. Truth should come first. I admit the last one might be valuable for someone on the cusp of growth and ready to lay down the past. A stage specific Truth in other words, not a universal.
    •In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.
    •Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.
    •The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.
    •The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2019 at 4:42 pm #

      Oh shit there were more that I didn’t see.

      Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.

      No. A great teacher will see things in you that you don’t see in yourself – that’s the whole point of spiritual teachers and gurus.

    • BackRowHeckler June 30, 2019 at 4:56 pm #

      I don’t know Vlad, I’m not sure how Ms Williamsons New Age BS would go down in face to face negotiations with hard nose pols like Commissar Putin and President Xi, who are more inclined to believe in raw naval power and the realpolitik of who has more nuclear warheads than anything else. Those two might not be impressed by ‘the spiritual practice of full recovery’, or, ‘it is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us’, if you know what I mean.


      • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2019 at 5:08 pm #

        Yeah, no respect for the Power of Hate at all. Such imbalance! Who makes peace unless able to back it up with war?

        I admit someone might feel a great potential in themselves and be afraid of it because of the hard work or responsibility it would require to manifest it. But all genuine Traditions talk a lot about the Darkness too. If you don’t respect that, you’re going to be defeated by It.

        Love (God is Love – St John) is beyond both love and hate. But these New Agers conflate love and Love and leave poor hate out in the darkness for him to grow into Hate (the Devil in some traditions).

        If you can love those whom you hate, your love is not love but Love. If you pretend you don’t hate anyone, you are simply a liar in all probability. The Buddhas and Christs are in rare supply in other words. But silly fuckers spouting New Age Apothogems? They are Legion.

        • BackRowHeckler June 30, 2019 at 5:18 pm #

          Thats right.

          Jesus and St John are in the Bible, but so are Jeremiah and Isiah. It ain’t all ‘peace, love and understanding’.


      • FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2019 at 5:11 pm #

        You are completely mistaken, Marlin, in that department. There are six Priorities of the Projection of Power and Control, brute military force is the least of 6.

        • BackRowHeckler June 30, 2019 at 5:15 pm #

          Yeah, but it has to be there, or the other 5 are moot.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm #


          • FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm #


            That’s what Putin have been doing over the last 20 years he’s been in power.

      • Tate June 30, 2019 at 6:35 pm #

        I’d like to buy the world a home
        And furnish it with love
        Grow apple trees and honey bees
        And snow white turtle doves

        I’d like to teach the world to sing
        In perfect harmony
        I’d like to buy the world a Coke
        And keep it company (That’s the real thing)
        I’d like to teach the world to sing
        (What the world wants today)
        In perfect harmony (Perfect harmony)
        And I’d like to buy the world a Coke
        And keep it company (It’s the real thing)
        I’d like to buy the world a coke
        (Coke is what the world wants today)
        And keep it company (Coca-Cola)
        (It’s the real thing)
        I’d like to buy the world a coke
        (Coke is what the world wants today)
        And keep it company

      • San Jose June 30, 2019 at 11:14 pm #

        Ms. Williamson might have experience in leading campers in a round of Kumbaya.

  96. FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2019 at 4:45 pm #

    Have we reached Zion yet? == SSL

    The Holy Fathers by the name of Zion often call the kingdom of God in its fullness, on Earth and in Heaven, before the final fulfillment of all in eternity.

    So, I would say no, we haven’t.

    • Q. Shtik June 30, 2019 at 9:50 pm #

      The Holy Fathers by the name of Zion – Finca


      Zion Williamson from Duke was chosen number 1 in the NBA draft. I would like to see a sports talking head go off topic and ask Zion what he sees as the story behind his first name.

    • elysianfield June 30, 2019 at 8:19 pm #

      “Russian woman could stop a horse in a gallop, run into a burning house!”

      Komaraden Finc!

      Yes, and our country’s women can make a dress out of a feed bag…and make a man out of you!

  97. K-Dog June 30, 2019 at 6:26 pm #

    Say Anything

    I did:


    • BackRowHeckler June 30, 2019 at 6:39 pm #


      You look like promoter Chet Helms,

      Was he you brofher?


      • K-Dog June 30, 2019 at 6:43 pm #

        We are all brothers Brh.

      • Tate June 30, 2019 at 8:11 pm #

        He looks like a gentle soul. An aesthetic type so often produced by the European peoples, also abundantly enriched with a fondness for the technical which has made our civilization possible. Think of all the Keiths who were never born & are not being born because their mothers chose not to have them, but instead decided that a career was more important. Thus we are slowly slipping into a real-life Idiocracy as the stupid outbreed the smart at a faster & faster pace. We are being hit with a double whammy, first by the importation of savages, second by the collective decision of the most highly intelligent white women not to have babies.

      • Q. Shtik June 30, 2019 at 10:13 pm #


        You look like promoter Chet Helms, – BRH


        It’s great to be able to put a face with a name.

        • BackRowHeckler July 1, 2019 at 4:42 am #

          That’s true Q.

          But Chet Helms organization was called ‘the family dog’.

          He was the SF promoter and inpressario behind the summer of love and Fillmore West concerts. And he looked like KDog.


    • mike d June 30, 2019 at 6:59 pm #

      Hey Keith we have never met or really interacted here, but I turned my friend Sam Mitchell on to your website back in April I think. It may have been March. I told him that you might make for a good interview on his YT channel and I’m glad to see that this came to pass. I am about ten minutes in to it right now. Looking forward to the rest!

    • FincaInTheMountains June 30, 2019 at 7:01 pm #

      Your math sucks.

      I am telling you that as a certified specialist in horns and hoofs.

      • K-Dog June 30, 2019 at 7:49 pm #

        I’ve figured you for a horny guy.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2019 at 10:52 pm #

      You look like a Liberal, a fanatical one. It’s good to be fanatical. Excess in defense of Truth is no vice, but it may be a vise keeping the mind from seeing other vistas.

    • SoftStarLight July 1, 2019 at 1:27 am #

      Are you sure you’re not a professor? You certainly come across as an expert. You’re right that we should love all people. Recognize the humanity of all people. But there isn’t anything wrong with in-group loyalty and preference. It remains as much a healthy adaptation today as it was when we were hunter gatherers.

  98. Pucker June 30, 2019 at 7:44 pm #

    Where did the Crazy White People ever get the idea that the Utopian vision of Diversity and Multiculturalism would work out?

    “Life had been uneventful since the sepoys left—or, as uneventful as any journey of African exploration could be—but trouble came Livingstone’s way on September 26. He encountered an Arab man fleeing toward him, alone. Arabs generally traveled in large groups, for the solitary Arab traveler was likely to be killed by Africans as revenge for the slave trade. Livingstone realized something strange and powerful had occurred to the man before him. Without being asked, the terrified Arab warned Livingstone’s caravan that the country he’d just come from was thick with the Mazitu. They’d killed the other forty-four members of his party. He was the only survivor. Livingstone was knowledgeable about the Mazitu. They were fond of surprise attacks on any tribe that lay in their path. Male victims were hacked to pieces. Women and children were kept alive for use as slaves and concubines. The very name Mazitu, meaning “those who come from nowhere” in Bantu, gave the marauders a sinister, terrifying countenance. Livingstone’s men were understandably terrified. The most vocal about the danger was Livingstone’s most abrasive porter, a native of the Comoros Islands. Musa, as he was known, was singularly surly and lazy, fond of stealing and stirring up trouble. He had worked as a sailor for Livingstone during the Zambezi expedition, earning a reputation for lying and sloth. Livingstone, however, had a forgiving, if slightly oblivious nature. He not only chose to forget his poor experience with Musa as he rehired him in Zanzibar, but he also hired eight other companions of Musa’s from the Johannas. Musa and the Johanna men repaid Livingstone’s largesse during the six months of traveling up the Rovuma and along Lake Nyassa by stealing from his stores whenever they thought he wasn’t looking. “Musa and all the Johanna men now declared that they would go no further,” Livingstone wrote. “Musa said, ‘No good country that. I want to go back to Johanna to see my father and mother and son.’ ”

    Martin Dugard
    Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

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  99. Pucker June 30, 2019 at 7:46 pm #

    And why do the Crazy White People carry so much luggage when they travel?

    “But Livingstone needed Musa and the Johanna men. The hard truth about exploration in Africa was the reliance on porters. No explorer could extend his journey beyond the reach of his supplies, so porters served as a human supply line for an expedition. Everything a European explorer needed to sustain his expedition could be found on the backs of the African men he hired: the beads and cloth that would be traded for food in local villages, gunpowder, medicine, even dinner plates and silverware. Livingstone was painfully aware of his dependence upon the porters.”

    Martin Dugard
    Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

    • Pucker June 30, 2019 at 8:19 pm #

      Whenever Rambo went on an “OP” in “NAM” or Afghanistan or somewhere else “In The Shit”, like in rural Oregon in the first movie “First Blood”, all that Rambo took was his trusty survival knife. Rambo didn’t even have toilet paper. I once went on a camping trip in the desert, and we were instructed by the hippie guides to wipe our butts with a smooth rock, which was weird…..

      • elysianfield June 30, 2019 at 8:23 pm #

        ” like in rural Oregon in the first movie “First Blood”, all that Rambo took was his trusty survival knife. Rambo didn’t even have toilet paper.”

        Well, I live in very rural Oregon, and let me tell you that the lack of toilet paper is no issue when you have a pack of dogs always following you around. The trick is to catch one of the smaller ones….

        • Pucker June 30, 2019 at 8:37 pm #

          Many years ago, I went on a trek through the Opium poppy growing areas in the minority tribal areas of Northern Thailand. One night, I got the shits “Really Bad”. I had to climb down the wooden stairs of the hut without a flashlight with terrible stomach cramps clutching a large roll of poor quality, abrasive, pink Chinese toilet paper. It was pitch black darkness. I just pulled down my knickers and squatted straining to force the giant log out of my butt hole when I heard a dog behind me growling. It may have been K Dog? I don’t know. After I forced the giant turd out I heard the dog sniffing and then I heard the dog wolf it down very satisfied. When we awoke the next morning in the sunlight the front of the hut was strewn with pink toilet paper. Weird….

          • James Hansen June 30, 2019 at 8:43 pm #

            You should be banned for that comment!

          • Pucker June 30, 2019 at 8:46 pm #

            Many years later, I read that smoking opium makes you constipated. That was a “pretty good trip.”

          • James Hansen June 30, 2019 at 8:59 pm #

            To counteract Pucker’s verbal diarrhea.

            The epitome of beauty and grace:


          • Janos Skorenzy June 30, 2019 at 10:46 pm #

            He may be serious. I read an account of a POW in Vietnam. They were always getting diarrhea and the pigs wouldn’t even wait for it hit the ground but rather eat it right from the source, giving them a good cleaning too!

          • Pucker July 1, 2019 at 1:06 am #

            They call that type of dog a “Shit Eating Dog”….

          • K-Dog July 1, 2019 at 1:49 am #

            It is what it is. And I know what it is.

          • Pucker July 1, 2019 at 2:18 am #

            Important video:


  100. Pucker June 30, 2019 at 7:51 pm #

    According to Deneen’s book “The Failure of Liberalism”, Modern Liberalism went awry when they redefined Freedom to mean doing whatever one wants like in the State of Nature, which quickly morphed into Chaz Buttigieg Hedonism. In reality, Freedom in the State of Nature means hacking the other bloke up, stealing his stuff, and raping his wife and daughter. Dumb Fucks….

    • Pucker June 30, 2019 at 8:27 pm #

      [Scene from the movie “Pulp Fiction”]

      “Get out the Gimp.”

      • Pucker June 30, 2019 at 10:32 pm #

        They take off the Gimp’s leather mask to discover that the Gimp is Beto who immediately apologizes for being White.

  101. The results are in; CFN’s lame duck tally:

    Gabbard 16
    Sanders 16
    Harris 11
    Warren 7
    Williamson 7
    Beto 6
    Biden 7
    Buttigieg 6
    Swallwell 4
    Booker 3
    Beblasio 2

    Obviously, Gabbard was the clear winner. I’d say there are a few CFN’ers that are obsessed with the former combat pilot. She could be the ascendant one. I can see a blend of potent counter-balancing attributes that could bring in a broad, winning consensus.

    I’ll have to advance Gabbard to 5:1 for these reasons.

    • Q. Shtik June 30, 2019 at 11:10 pm #

      Harris 11 – Buttigieg 6 – Snak Pack


      The NYT Op-Ed page is pushing the above named ticket. Well, at least gay op-ed writer Frank Bruni is. If someone is gay as we all know Butt is well then Bruni favors him. It’s like with my wife…if there are two male candidates running the handsome one gets her vote. It’s automatic. It’s like why she said yes to my proposal. I could have been a blithering idiot but I was pleasing to her eye. But now that women are firmly in the picture a woman will get my wife’s vote especially if she made her own Prom dress as Elizabeth Warren did back in the day. Because, you see, my wife belongs to a sewing club and that is where she is as we speak. There are no deep policy concerns like Medicare for everyone or anything else that would make your head hurt to think about it.

      So anyway, the Bruni piece is titled The Dream of a Harris-Buttigieg Ticket. This ticket would have ALMOST everything: A pretty woman whose father is black (Jamaican) and an Indian (dot) mother. Butt, of course, is gay and married to a man. This is so freakin’ great and rich in …….. something or other. The only thing that could possibly be better: if one of them was missing a leg. Preferably Butt. We wouldn’t want our President hobbling into a summit meeting.

      • BackRowHeckler July 1, 2019 at 4:34 am #

        Wait a minute. The new mayor of Chicage is missing a leg, plus she’s a black lesbian. Those 3 attributes right there should put her on top of the heap.


    • SoftStarLight July 1, 2019 at 12:48 am #

      Why is it a lame duck tally? What other types of tallies are there?

  102. Pucker July 1, 2019 at 1:07 am #

    Mayor Pete….

    “Over the next nine days, Stanley and his companions were beaten with fists and with the handle of a sword, pelted with mud and rocks by women and children, and had bullets fired just over their heads from point blank range. Worst of all, three Turks untied the seventeen-year-old Noe one night, and took turns sodomizing him. They held a knife to his throat, promising he would be killed the instant he cried for help. Stanley and Cook were just a few feet away, but could do nothing for their young friend. Stanley wrote later that the Turks “had no pity or remorse, but one by one they committed their diabolical crime which is, I think, or I hope, unknown to civilized nations, especially Christian America.” The next morning, as the dazed Americans looked on, the three rapists bowed down to answer the Muslim call to prayers in the same courtyard.”

    Martin Dugard
    Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

  103. Pucker July 1, 2019 at 2:47 am #

    I wonder if the African slave trade goes on today? I read something about the Clinton’s and the slave trade in Libya? How are kids trafficked for sex?

    “Five days later Search steered toward the large village whose chief’s name was Marenga. As the boat prepared to dock, Young and the men were originally mistaken for Portuguese slavers. Warriors lined the beach with guns aimed at Search, hoping to drive the boat away. But when Young cried out that they were Englishmen, the guns were lowered and the expedition was welcomed warmly.”

    Martin Dugard
    Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

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  104. Pucker July 1, 2019 at 3:05 am #

    Should Beto be lionized as a hero?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke visited Mexico on Sunday and listened to tearful immigrants say they fled Central American violence and turmoil to seek asylum in the U.S., but were turned away at the border.

    In his first international trip as a White House hopeful, the former congressman traveled to Ciudad Juarez, across the Rio Grande from his native El Paso, Texas, to meet what his campaign described as “individuals and families directly impacted by Donald Trump’s cruel and inhumane policies.”

    A fluent Spanish speaker, O’Rourke met around a table at a shelter with immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, some of whom wept as they told of being denied entry into the U.S. while their asylum claims are processed. Many said they were terrified they’d be sent back to their home countries, where their lives had been threatened because of abusive spouses, street gang violence or drug smugglers.

    • BackRowHeckler July 1, 2019 at 6:28 am #

      “Flush with campaign cash, presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke travels to the border, meeting with Central American migrants, trying to score any primo Oaxacan Red they might’ve picked up on their trip thru Mexico”.

  105. SoftStarLight July 1, 2019 at 9:37 am #

    LOL apparently Republicans are attempting to keep Marianne Williamson in the debates by donating to her campaign. Her ideas are so far out in left field that Republicans actually want her on the debate stage again.

    “So I, sir, I have a feeling you know what you’re doing. I’m going to harness love for political purposes; I will meet you on that field and, sir, love will win,” – Marianne Williamson


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