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     Have Americans grokked that virtually all of the mis-and-dis-information bombarding them lo these many years actually comes from the government and the news media channels that serve it? What we’ve got now in this country is a Mind-Fuckery Industrial Complex waging a psy-ops war on the people of this land. Why is that?

     Essentially, to cover-up past crimes against the country by public officials. Twitter, pre-Musk, was a major accomplice and enabler of all that, and suddenly it’s not — to the horror of everyone in charge at our nation’s seat of government. The main crimes revolve around selling-out America’s future one way or another — “Joe Biden” and Company being only the most blatant perps in the big picture.

     Before them was Hillary Clinton, with her purchase of the Democratic National Committee and previous lucrative ops during her turn as Secretary of State, like the Uranium One deal, the Skolkovo military tech transfer op, and then the Russia Collusion op to insure none of that would ever come to light. The whole Intel Community behemoth was neck deep in it, too, amping up the Russia prank into a four-year coup d’état. Remember, The New York Times won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting that Hillary’s little hoax was for-real. It’s all just gotten more grotesque since Mr. Trump was ejected in the souped-up 2020 election, with sideshows such as the ongoing race-and-gender hustles, the climate con, and the Green New Deal bullshit.

     Covid-19, surely released on-purpose, was, as Ed Dowd avers, a cover for global bankruptcy. Nothing else explains the astounding coordination of so many governments acting the same way against their own citizens: lockdowns, vaxx mandates, vaxx passports, and all. The icing on that poison cake, of course, is that everything the public health officialdom told you about Covid-19 was patently untrue, and dishonestly so, not via omission or plain incompetence. In fact, the virus was made in a Chinese lab with the help of Dr. Fauci and colleagues. Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine did work effectively against it. The “vaccines” were not tested properly and turned out to be harmful. And now the Covid-19 melodrama is ending in a discernable death-of-the-vaxxed and the reveal of all those aforesaid lies, while, anyway, despite their gaslight and smoke-screens, the global bankruptcy approaches its nauseating climax.

      Watching the post-election political vaudeville during the lame-duck Christmas intermezzo, one can’t escape perceiving that just about everything in the USA is now heading south toward breakdown and ruin. The on-the-ground economy craters, inflation rages at the supermarket, supply lines break, the oil and gas industries get strangled, health care goes down smoking and burning, public education folds in disgrace and failure, Wall Street ends with a bang and a whimper, and John Fetterman prepares for his place in history.

      Our government’s Ukraine op is ending in disaster for that sad-sack former Russian province and, surprise-surprise, for the European Union, NATO, and us, too. We finally played the Russia card like we’re the proverbial patsy at the poker table. Our hand turns out to be a pair of deuces with the five-of-diamonds high. Russia rakes in the chips with its massive natural resources and the world’s most stable currency, soon to be backed by gold. How’d that turn out, Victoria Nuland?

     The EU was already functionally bankrupt. Now it has lost its entire industrial base for a lack of fuel to run it — self-Epsteined, shall we say, on the national scale — and faces not just a return to the medieval standard-of-living but also to the competitive savagery of many small nations soon to be fighting among themselves, making bad conditions worse. So sad. Euroland was a nice place to visit at the turn of the millennium and now the lights will blink out, like seeing a fond relative expire, eyes going vacant, on her deathbed.

     Western Civ is, after all, a kind of family. And now the family is disintegrating — as old families will — in a malodorous fog of receivership, vice, and imbecility. Here in the USA, it’s hard to have faith in the supposed political opposition, the Republican Party. Not with Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy still riding herd. They preside over their own coterie of extravagant grift and disgusting privilege. Don’t be shocked… shocked… if they just stand by while America crumples into history at the hands of “Joe Biden.” If there is any saving of this nation, these two must be defenestrated — though saving the nation from penury, depravity, and senility looks increasingly improbable, at least in the form of the old federal republic we knew and loved.

     The macro trend is quite clear, as laid out in The Long Emergency: what’s coming is the opposite of global government; rather, national governments become increasingly impotent and illegitimate, and smaller regions by necessity must retreat into autarky to keep anything going. For us that means Washington DC sinks into irrelevance while the states, or perhaps mere parts of the states, have to take charge of their own affairs.

     That recovery process might have been jump-started by the Elon Musk revolution at Twitter. It will be a lot harder for the Mind-Fuckery Industrial Complex to operate with this key player in revolt. Lies will be contested now on the grand scale in ways that were formerly subverted. Things blurry will come into focus. Fresh air will blow in on chill winter winds. New ops against the people, such as the threatened central bank digital dollar, will be laughed off the stage. Some lights go out, but others get turned on.


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1,038 Responses to “Some Lights Go Out, Some Lights Go On”

  1. CrusherMuldoon December 5, 2022 at 9:40 am #

    Then the culprits shrug, apologize, wink and nod and life goes on.

    • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 9:41 am #

      Pretty much, yeah.

    • chopper December 5, 2022 at 9:51 am #

      The wink this time may be separation of states into groups that share values not supported by federal controls. As conditions deteriorate and crimes become uncovered separation from the rotting corruption may be the most expeditious path to survival.

      • zekesdad December 5, 2022 at 10:36 am #

        I don’t think that can happen so easily. The red state / blue state thing doesn’t depict the reality of the divisions within states and even metropolitan areas. I read this weekend that liberal Chicago has as many people as the mostly conservative rest of the state. The same dynamic occurs in western Oregon and western California versus the coastal areas of those states. Even a seemingly solid conservative state like Texas has millions of progressive Democrats in Austin, Houston, and Dallas.

        • zekesdad December 5, 2022 at 10:38 am #

          Oops. I meant eastern Oregon and California.

          • happiface December 6, 2022 at 9:00 am #

            i live in eastern central cali–when met my wife(’75) to be Bishop was a cow town-her family has a couple of ranches–since then most the red necks have left and the hispanic is the new red neck,awesome-the lib goooovermint retired workers have moved in with all their lib woke crap–they even have their lbgt shett going on all the time—making plans to move to rurual Nv but even vegas,reno have gone lib woke–when the crash and burn takes place all those weird os will go back into the holes they crawled out of–good riddence

        • zenfugue December 5, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

          Those are precisely the ideological lines along which the divisions might take place… as Jim said; “or perhaps mere parts of the states.”

        • Rowdypiglet December 5, 2022 at 3:01 pm #

          I too fail to see how the division into red and blue states could ever come about. Where I live, a “blue” state, the cities are firmly blue and the huge rural areas are firmly red. We still have farms and forests, but we don’t have sufficient population in these rural areas to turn the state red.

          • niner December 6, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

            Well, the division of british raj india into pakistan, india and bangladesh, required the actual movement of millions.

            And now we see it every day, but may not recognize it, down on the border.

            West of the rockies is changing it’s face. this is sure material for demographic upheaval.

            And americans have always moved around the continent.

          • Islander December 6, 2022 at 2:32 pm #

            Niner:

            Good point.

            And the ethnic violence in cities was horrific. Esp. Hindu on Moslem.

            William Dalrymple’s City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi, has quite a lot of anecdotal info about it, from people he got to know and integrated into his story of his and his wife’s first year in Delhi.

            A very enjoyable read.

            Not saying I would expect “ethnic” violence in the USA, but if any kind of separating were to become official or even semi-official, things could get ugly.

          • MaryQueen December 7, 2022 at 10:36 am #

            There is already copious ethnic violence in the US.

            Black on Asian, Black on White, Hispanic on Black, Black on Hispanic, White on Muslim, etc.

          • Islander December 7, 2022 at 10:49 am #

            Not of the sort that is described by Dalrymple.

          • Jarek December 7, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

            WEll said, ladies. Unity is strength. Diversity is weakness. The “experiment” as Bill Clinton called it, was designed to fail and take down the Republic.

            Mary: White on Muslim? You meant Muslim on White, right?

        • workingclasshero December 5, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

          state like Texas has millions of progressive Democrats in Austin, Houston, and Dallas.

          And more coming over the Reo Grande every day.

          • workingclasshero December 5, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

            Rio Grande

          • DaveO907 December 5, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

            Texas and Arizona are taking in a lot of refugees from California and other liberal bastions as well. Significant numbers of non-Wokers. Seems a toss-up to me with what limited info I have at my disposal.

      • CrusherMuldoon December 5, 2022 at 11:11 am #

        Well, that won’t happen during the NFL season.

        • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 11:46 am #

          Yes, the White Man’s disease.

          Learn to bowl, not alone but in League of like, right minded men. Women disallowed. A social athletic club whose real objectives are hidden under the code of bowling terms and scores.

        • crudgemudgeon December 5, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

          Zing

      • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 11:43 am #

        Yes, we must cut away the gang green before they cut us away from all that we have and are. For the body politic is sick unto death.

    • Walter B December 5, 2022 at 10:02 am #

      And the American public shouts with glee as it embraces fraud, coercion, corruption and mass murder as legitimate ways of doing business with squeals of glee as hordes of mindless dotards are hoisted to positions of power/celebrity to be bowed down before, with child sacrifices performed in their honor, of course!

      • Vegan Shark December 5, 2022 at 11:26 am #

        “Covid-19, surely released on-purpose … Nothing else explains the astounding coordination of so many governments acting the same way against their own citizens: lockdowns, vaxx mandates, vaxx passports, and all.”

        James, you are getting dangerous. Congratulations!

        And please be careful when you cross the street or receive unsolicited packages in the mail.

    • C.O.Jones December 5, 2022 at 10:20 am #

      Correct, Crusher.

      With a court system that will not even consider viewing clear evidence of election fraud, the culprits, the perpetrators and their accomplices know they can gen up another pandemic, scam up all the “elections” they want and subjugate the sheep who are afraid of running afoul of the speech police.

      To add insult to injury, we’ve got internet talking heads trying to convince us that voting republican will solve everything. They should be put on the wall with their overlords.

    • oilie December 5, 2022 at 10:46 am #

      Yeah, Washington DC will sink into irrelevance only when it loses its ability to tap the wealth of the people. Mao was right, power comes from the barrel of a gun. There is no peaceful way to effectively oppose DC. Even its courts are corrupt.

      • Walter B December 5, 2022 at 11:23 am #

        And they will only keep up around as long as they need us to perform the menial tasks that benefits them. At this point I am running out of reasons that they need us for anything. They can print up all the wealth they need to spend without selling anything or providing any services, the open borders will supply them with enough obedient serfs to mow their lawns and clean their toilets, and before long, AI and robots will be able to replace the assholes with Uzis and sunglasses that protect them from the serfs.

        • Lyndy33 December 5, 2022 at 11:37 am #

          The robot thing appears to be getting serious in San Francisco.

          • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 11:50 am #

            The robots will soon be referred to as “officers” (just like Police dogs) and taking one down will be a major offence. The robot officer (will they get names?) will be given full honors and a Christian burial.

          • Blackbird December 5, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

            Jaros, a Christian burial? Not a chance – not the dogs who serve the Satanic Deep State.

            A Luciferian burial, most likely complete with a gay orgy and child sacrifice.

            But let’s not blame the dogs, they are victims too.

          • Wizard of the Saddle December 5, 2022 at 11:43 pm #

            The WEF Masters of the Universe may succeed in subduing, replacing, and possibly even exterminating most of us……but then I expect them to be exterminated by a sentient AI and the robot terminators it will utilize to cleanse the planet of these remaining humans. Their transhumanist dream will not be realized. All they will have achieved is to replace carbon based life forms with silicon based ones.

            Nice going there, WEF morons…

    • Hereward the Woke December 5, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

      Agreed. The latest hopium is that the FTX revelations will bring down the Deep State. No way. The MSM won’t cover it, and the sheep don’t care. Things will continue until they collapse. Bring it on!

      • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

        I completely agree with that. As it turns out, people have been so conditioned to shrug this stuff away after the initial surprise wears off.

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 5, 2022 at 11:48 pm #

        Our side is so manifestly incompetent, poorly led, and devoid of the killer instinct needed to prevail, that I believe the only thing that could save us is pure chance. Like a global war that goes out of control and destroys the power bases of the elites…..or a genuine killer plague…..or a robot terminator apocalypse…..or a collapse of cheap fossil fuels…..etc. Of course, lots of us would perish under these scenarios as well, but at least the whole salad would get tossed and any survivors would have a clean slate to start over with again…..assuming enough are left and are strong enough and capable enough to reassert their personal freedom.

        • niner December 6, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

          i still cling to some hope, that we may prevail before the whole world goes dark.

          i look to brazil as my current hope of throwing back the evil.

          these are the 2 best sites i’ve found:

          gettr.
          com/user/matthewtyrmand

          and

          t.
          me/s/thebrazilianreport

    • ATM December 6, 2022 at 5:17 pm #

      Until they bomb and antagonize Russia enough that the Bear says “fuck you” and we set off the real horrors to come.

      Russia has become the good guys and the West run by the evil death cult. God help us all.

  2. MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 9:41 am #

    Another excellent article, James, thank you.

    It certainly feels to me as if things are coming to some sort of denouement. I can’t imagine that the powers that be can keep all those plates spinning without a few crashing to the floor.

    I think people are finally figuring out that the entire covid19 thing was a scam. Well, people who are able to accept new information and/or that they’ve been duped.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 5, 2022 at 10:06 am #

      The other day I commented about the price jump in groceries to the cashier, and she told me “I think they are using this covid thing as an excuse”.

      You can’t fool all of the people all of the time.

      • Disaffected December 5, 2022 at 11:01 am #

        Yep. $100 used to be an extraordinary week for me, extravagant even. Now it’s the norm, with highs reaching $150-$175. And it’s probably just getting started. Plus, the shortages are starting to appear again. Big run on eggs for two weeks now here locally. Did the whole area suddenly develop a craving for eggs?

        • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 11:53 am #

          Rarity increases value, Dis. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. They killed off so many hens in order to do this. Chicken covid or something.

          Butter just jumped too like a Mexican jumping bean.

        • GreenAlba December 6, 2022 at 7:27 am #

          My husband just told me there’s a shortage of eggs here too, Disaffected. When I said ‘well, there would be since they’re killing off poultry after using fake PCR tests’, he said nothing.

          I always get two Gressingham ducks for Christmas day, as we’re not that into turkey. You always have to order them early to be sure, but the butcher can’t get any ducks this year. Their free-range bronze turkeys start at £99 this Christmas for a small one. They had turkeys at £176 – who in the world pays that for a turkey? It’s a high-end butcher that we only use for the Christmas order and for their excellent sausages, but even so.

          • Islander December 6, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

            On The Duran yesterday, Alexander Mercouris mentioned the dirth in London of eggs, and turkeys for Xmas.

            And other shortages in shops.

            He didn’t speculate on where the turkey bottleneck is—farms don’t have eggs/turkeys; trucks don’t have fuel to get eggs/turkeys to market; or what. I hope the booze keeps flowing!!

      • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

        No you definitely can’t. They sure fooled enough though to make the next few years extremely difficult climbing out of all this, if we are even able.

        Climate lockdowns are next.

        • GreenAlba December 6, 2022 at 9:16 am #

          yournews.com/2022/12/06/2467541/report-climate-lockdowns-being-tested-in-uk-as-oxford-county/

          “Climate Lockdowns Being Tested in UK as Oxford County Councillors to Introduce Trial in 2024”

          Oxford again. They are implementing 15-minute zones as we speak. A commenter on UKC mentioned that Edinburgh is also working on 15-minute zones. How good is that?

          • MaryQueen December 6, 2022 at 6:01 pm #

            Yuck. I might have to take myself into the country. Gotta find a small affordable place away from the cities.

            At this point, the PTB must realize there is very little resistance in cities to any of the draconian things they are pulling.

            Not really the same once you get a few minutes outside of one, though.

          • Anthea December 7, 2022 at 9:14 pm #

            @ MaryQueen:

            I am certainly not the first to say this, but, yes, get out of the city!

            The reason I wound up living in Dogpatch-by-the-Lake, a tiny hamlet of 320 people, which was a failed “resort community,” was desperation, but it turned out to be one of the greatest blessing of my life.

            One great advantage was that the house I bought was cheap, and I paid it off in three years. And the cost of living, overall, is much lower in the country. Another advantage was that we were pretty much living deep in the woods along a gravel road, and with access to a lake for swimming and fishing (if I had ever learned how). The kids grew up swimming in the lake all summer, and exploring the woods and fields.

            But one source of happiness that I’ve realized only in retrospect, was that I knew a lot of AMAZING people, and, over the years, became a part of an authentic community. It takes about ten years for country people to really accept you–and it takes you about that long to get a handle on the many social dynamics going on. Not everybody was a great person. There were plenty of villains mixed in. But there were many people who were absolute legends in their own (often batshit crazy) way. Some of them still are, as not all of them are dead at present.

            Washing up on the shore of the lake was a great blessing for me–and I think it will be for the people who bought my house, as well.

            So, I guess what I’m saying is, “You too can have such an adventure!”

    • NickelthroweR December 5, 2022 at 10:08 am #

      I’ve seen very few people that will accept that the Plandemic was a scam. After all, once you are on the train to Treblinka there is no point in talking about what happens when the train arrives.

      Most Americans are now on that train and all of them secretly wish that maybe, just maybe, they’ll be chosen for a work detail instead of that quick trip to the hereafter.

      • Disaffected December 5, 2022 at 11:03 am #

        Good point. If you’re already vaxxed to the max, there’s no point in acknowledging the worst at this point.

      • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 11:54 am #

        Indeed. They just want everyone else to join them. The idea of the Pure Bloods inheriting the Earth is unbearable to the vax demons.

        • Rowdypiglet December 5, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

          In my own family, any admission that the vax was a scam would also be an admission that 1) they killed family members by encouraging them to get the vax, and 2) their own bodies are now occupied by an alien and dangerous thing that they cannot expel, and that – at the very least – is likely to significantly shorten their life spans.

          They’re beginning to be afraid, but there’s no up side to admitting it.

      • Blackbird December 5, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

        Most Americans secretly wish that their friends, neighbors, co-workers, and relatives will be thrown into the furnace.

        This time around, we’ll be fighting to get into the cattle cars.

        • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

          Sometimes sadness for individuals arises in me, but then I remember that so many of them wanted us to die under bridges. And then arises the ferocious anger anger and pride – necessities of resistance at least for me.

          Others may not need it. Real good Christians won’t. But they are blind to dangers that are obvious to my pagan gut sense.

    • Walter B December 5, 2022 at 10:15 am #

      Yes Mary, Jim has laid out the disturbing picture so very well as he always has, but from my own personal experience of two decades inside the beast, it will only get worse, and never better. Sound negative? Well, it is not so negative for there is NO enforcement anymore. For any problem to be solved, for any crime to be brought to justice, there must be a force in place with the power to correct the problem, or prosecute the crime and right now, in our decayed and corrupted society, the only force that wields and such power is the forces that are hell bent on destroying the system. “Build Back Better”, requires the destruction of what is in place, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that this is what is happening. It’s not like they didn’t warn us.

      • SW December 5, 2022 at 10:47 am #

        How right you are Walter. I saw an interview clip with Britain’s new PM, a rich little weasel with an even richer wife, who enthusiastically stated that “the police would have a freer hand in stopping protests by fringe groups who disturb private citizens.” And on the news a few nights ago I saw the city council in San Francisco approved armed robots to be used “when necessary”. Google to take a look at these things—they look like small machine guns to me.

        • CrusherMuldoon December 5, 2022 at 11:13 am #

          I guess those armed robots won’t face the moral dilemma of shooting their own citizens, will they?

          • SW December 5, 2022 at 11:22 am #

            No chance a machine will put down the gun and walk away, show restraint or assist the wounded.

          • Walter B December 5, 2022 at 11:28 am #

            Ah but SW, it WILL give those basement dwelling hackers a great opportunity to hack the robots and have the infernal machines turn their weapons on the Fat Men. That could never happen with the assholes with the paychecks and pensions.

          • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

            They won’t turn them on TPTB.

            They’ll turn them on uppity women who refuse to accede to male fetishes and men in MAGA hats.

            That’s who they go after now.

        • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 11:58 am #

          He’s not British. Why would he have any concern for the real British – except to hate them and try to replace them as quickly as possible?

          The Great Replacement was a precursor to the Great Reset. One bombards before one sends in the tanks and the infantry.

          In any case, the Indians have no tradition of civil rights. People gleefully cast aside our glorious tradition and then act surprised by what they get. Their way is the human norm after all. We were the exception, the exceptional ones.

      • C.O.Jones December 5, 2022 at 10:53 am #

        I would financially support any candidate(s) with the cojones to stand up and say “Build Back Better and the Great Reset are nothing but thinly veiled communism. It is imperative our next election is vote in-person, paper ballots that are tabulated and results announced same election day. If it turns out the majority of US citizens are in favor of communism, then so be it but there is a better way.”

        • SW December 5, 2022 at 11:26 am #

          The problem is even getting laws passed to accomplish this. If some sanity and honesty is reinstated at all it will have to be on a state level. That’s the big reason the federal government wanted to take control of the election system which is mandated in the Constitution as a right of individual states.

          • Walter B December 5, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

            Sorry, but laws are just words on paper unless someone is willing to enforce them and even toilet paper has more value in the long run. Besides, those in power simply choose to ignore them anyway.

          • Blackbird December 5, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

            The (very brief) Age of Ballots has ended.

            The (somewhat hazardous) Age of Bullets has returned.

        • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

          They are actually thinly veiled feudalism.

          The lords own everything, you get a place to live as long as you bow down to your masters, and you have no civil rights.

          Oh, and your children belong to the lords also. The Right of the First Night writ large.

          • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 8:29 pm #

            Geez. I think of all the fairy tales and old myths I read as a kid, and it was totally normal for the king to demand someone bring their child to court to be put in service.

            Yep. That’s pretty much the direction this is going.

      • Lyndy33 December 5, 2022 at 11:49 am #

        Here, at the local level, if someone steals property, they will face arrest and judgement. Things like DUI don’t go unpunished, but granting a lucrative contract for Covid-19 testing to your son with no other bids happens without a ripple. At the city/county level granting building permits to some and not others is just minor misbehavior.

        • elysianfield December 5, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

          Lyndy,
          Suppose…just suppose that your state determines that an inmate sent to jail must be inoculated for the safety of the other inmates…any offense, no matter how benign. DUI? Marital dispute? Would you submit?

          If force is required, force will be applied.

          …for the good of the inmate population.

          Maybe inoculation might be required to pay your property taxes or receive a permit of one sort or another.

          But…but this can’t happen…this is ‘Murica, dammit!

      • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

        I re-read my comment and was surprised how optimistic it sounds. I should have added that yeah, a lot of the people are gonna wake up, the PTB are going to break a few plates, but we are in no way through this nightmare. I’m with you, I am actually not as optimistic as James.

        I also think though, that since life goes in waves, after a massive upheaval and maybe a die-off of a few million or billion, people will somehow survive and improve. But I doubt it will be in my lifetime. In fact, I’m sure of it. I think we’re only at the beginning of a total and utter shit show. The powers that be are just getting warmed up.

        • Rowdypiglet December 5, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

          @MaryQueen, We must gather our bits of reasonably justified optimism where we can. I’m usually about on a level with JHK, being an optimist by nature.

          Probably most of you read Martin Armstrong, whose computer, Socrates, seems to predict events pretty accurately. The rationale behind it is that everything is cyclical, and the length of these cycles can be predicted. I’m comforted by that when I’m feeling hopeless. I’m old enough to accept that it’s unlikely to get better in my lifetime. I think of those lonely, remote monks who kept Western civilization alive, and of Tolkien’s Last Homely House. There’s something each of us can do, however small.

          • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 8:28 pm #

            Well, plenty of people have lived during awful down-cycles of history. I guess that’s what our fate is.

            I’m actually comforted by the fact this is the human condition and has repeated for hundreds of thousands of years. Why should now be any different? It is what it is.

          • Islander December 8, 2022 at 5:13 pm #

            We are all the Antrobuses!

            httpXX://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Skin_of_Our_Teeth

      • TPTB-USA December 6, 2022 at 3:01 am #

        Walter B, is there any chance that the justification for “NO enforcement” is that the system is bankrupt? Do your relatives have any thoughts in this regard?

        • Walter B December 8, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

          Absolutely bankrupt, we are just waiting for the official notification. Do you recall how many states like Illinois, New Jersey and a few others were just about bankrupt? What ever happened to that, do you wonder? Well, I found out why not in 2020 when I was mayor of my township and I was notified by email from the NJ Department of the Treasury that they had established an entity called the NJ Infrastructure Bank out of nowhere, and what did it do? Why it handed out billions of dollars all around the stat that is got “printed up out of thin air” as it were from the Federal Reserve.

          Problem is that the rest of the world knows this as well and it has eliminated to value of the USD. They all knew this was the case decades ago but it is taking time form them all to set up an alternate system to jump to (BRICS) and to divest themselves of the USD slowly so they don’t lose a ton of their investments in UDSs.

          Today, with our military weakened and degraded from it’s hiring practices, sold out leadership (call China first right Milley), and poor health from the jabs, I would bet that the next years’ time will see the bankruptcy fully on stage and acknowledged it’s not like they are doing anything to stop it, are they?

          • TPTB-USA December 9, 2022 at 1:40 am #

            I have in mind that Trump was not going to bail them out on his watch, and this essentially generated a vote for Biden, because the population that needed the bailout, knew Biden would (he might have even promoted it).

            My thoughts are that the system is at the point of failure, and the best that can be done is to manage the downturn. It is essentially a “use it, or lose it” situation, and this is the justification for the reckless spending. I believe that the strength in the DXY from 2021 to near the end of October was a result of money flow, where the smart money wanted to escape more vulnerable currencies (just consider the problem, and solution, with the REPO window). This creates an impossible situation for the Fed, especially in light of “The Great Reset” where the Biden administration has to consider the consequences of their actions on their partner (G-7) nations. Could this be why the US is pumping all that money into Ukraine (they need to lower the value of the US$, and get money into foreign hands (look at EUR/USD) to service their obligations and stabilize their situation)?

            It is a no lose situation for Biden and his administration (try and manage the issues to facilitate “The Great Reset”, and do it in such a manner that destroys the existing format for life in the event that they fail in their primary mission).

            Nonsense by the likes of Milley and Mayorkas, I keep thinking that they have potentially set US up for colossal failure, and then re-realize that it is intentional!

            Your thoughts are that that the US$ should crash any day. In the past (prior to the Chinese CBDC) MA promoted the idea that the US$ was the only viable currency to accommodate the money flow (there is also the factor that many foreign loans require US$ payments, and destroyed foreign currencies creates even more US$ demand). So, keep an open mind in this regard (and keep an eye on the DXY).

          • TPTB-USA December 9, 2022 at 11:56 pm #

            Re: NJ Infrastructure Bank

            This entity has been operating since 1987, but changed their name in 2018.
            njib.gov/nj/Annual+Reports.2

            The New Jersey Infrastructure Bank is an independent State Financing Authority responsible for providing and administering low-interest rate loans to qualified municipalities, counties, regional authorities and water purveyors in New Jersey for the purpose of financing local transportation and water quality related infrastructure projects. The I-Bank’s mission is to finance projects that enhance ground and surface water resources, ensure the safety of drinking water supplies, protect public health,
            reduce roadway congestion, improve highway safety and contribute to New Jersey’s role as a critical channel for commerce.

            I think it was a liquidity crisis, and the FED and States needed to get money into the system any way they could.

    • Not_GeorgeT December 5, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

      ‘ Well, people who are able to accept new information and/or that they’ve been duped.”

      Serious concerns this might not be big in the numbers department.

      However, the fallout from the bioweapon jab events might push it over the top.

      • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

        Yeah I’m with you: We have numbers but not HUGE numbers in that regard. It’s really wait and see at this point. I have seen that during the past 2.5 years, there is no teaching most people.

    • Wizard of the Saddle December 5, 2022 at 11:57 pm #

      Not only that, but the elites vastly overestimate their ability to control everyone and everything. This delusion has been the source of most mischief throughout all of human history. Hubris will be their undoing. Like Hitler or Stalin, they think increasingly ruthlessness and ever tighter totalitarian control will carry the day. It won’t. If that worked, Stalinists would still run the Soviet Union and Germans would still be under the thumb of a Nazi fuhrer.

      The truth is that total control will always elude their grasp. The human race is like a big blob of mercury…..the more you try to squeeze that toxic blob, the faster it squishes between every finger while poisoning you in the process.

      The WEF assholes will ultimately fail, but like all previous tyrants who wanted to rule the world in perpetuity they will harm many people before they go down and they will leave one hell of a mess in their wake.

      • canuk December 6, 2022 at 8:53 am #

        Agreed.

        Very articulately expressed.

      • Ron Anselmo December 6, 2022 at 11:16 am #

        Very well said Wiz, great point. I’m anxious to get the party started – the sooner the better. Payback is a big-time bitch.

        • ryan1327 December 6, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

          Yes, this process needs to speed up. I’d like to get it over with before I get too old to participate.

          • Islander December 6, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

            Hear! Hear!

      • spaingaroo December 7, 2022 at 9:29 am #

        absolutely wrong about the Germans. Haven’t you ever noticed how they greeted Hitler where ever he went.
        With joy.
        It wasn’t faked. They knew he had saved them from a fate worse than death.
        It wasn’t the German people but the Jewish controlled empires that defeated Hitler, and took out revenge on the German people.

        Same people doing it now.

        • Islander December 7, 2022 at 10:52 am #

          Who is absolutely wrong about the Germans?

          I don’t see what comment you are replying to.

  3. Penelope Dreadful December 5, 2022 at 9:42 am #

    I wonder if the Twitter release will have any effect on the Georgia Senate race??? My Guess is, no. Because too few people take this sort of stuff as serious.

    • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

      It is being studiously ignored by the big media and downplayed by the next layer.

      Except a big celebrity scandal in the next day or so, to divert people’s attention.

      “Squirrel!”

      • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

        Expect a big celebrity scandal, that is.

      • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 7:01 pm #

        And right on cue, the msm tells us that Trump wants to destroy the Constitution.

        Also, drink bleach!

    • Wizard of the Saddle December 6, 2022 at 12:02 am #

      Democrats will cheat mercilessly. But McConnell and his RINO friends might try to put Walker over the top simply to deny the Dems a true majority, which would give Senate committee chairs a much freer hand. A 50/50 Senate will remain a largely “do-nothing” Senate as committee memberships will remain split evenly between Dems and Republicans, which makes McConnell still marginally relevant over there. If Warnock wins and takes the Dems to 51 senators, then McConnell becomes essentially powerless. Since all he cares about is himself, that will force his hand.

  4. Mac December 5, 2022 at 9:46 am #

    I am afraid that we are all going to learn that the “melting pot” is a lie, at every level of human organization.

    • benr December 5, 2022 at 10:14 am #

      Our melting pot is now a chamber pot.

      • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

        Race realism. Culture? Sure it’s culture but it’s genetics first. No? Name a viable Black country.

        • Daddyotis December 5, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

          Wakanda.

          See? Easy peasy. In fact, I just got confirmation of this at the movies this past weekend when I saw the new Black Panther flick.

          So THERE, you racist! FACTS!

          • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 4:58 pm #

            Of course. How could I forget Wakanda. The exception that proves the rule.

            Someone could make a lot of money offering vacation plans to Wakanda. Why not a White man?

        • benr December 5, 2022 at 6:00 pm #

          Dominican Republic and of course Libya under Khadafi.

          • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 7:25 pm #

            Dominican Republic? They didn’t slaughter all their Whites like Haiti. Although there are few or none left pe se, lighter skinned people dominate in the upper class. White genes!

            Libya isn’t Black, though there is obviously a significant Black mixture into the North African Caucasian population.

            Fail.

        • ryan1327 December 6, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

          Rhodesia? Err….. wait…

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 6, 2022 at 12:03 am #

        Sure smells the same.

      • Bobby E December 6, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

        Good one.

      • Bobby E December 6, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

        Good one

  5. hmuller December 5, 2022 at 9:46 am #

    In an act worthy of this clown show, people who claim Herschel Walker is “unqualified” to be a Senator have nothing but praise for Fetterman. The fact that Mr F can’t think straight or speak coherently is an inspiration to millions of Americans similarly limited. More importantly, he’s a guaranteed vote for the agenda of destruction.

    • Night Owl December 5, 2022 at 10:05 am #

      Where is the Rednut Liberal? This was one of his favorite topics.

      Walking lobotomy Fetterman was just a “regular guy,” while Walker was low IQ he claimed.

      • benr December 5, 2022 at 10:16 am #

        Rednut lunatic says he is bowing out and had a massive meltdown yesterday late in the posting cycle.

        Apparently, the ass pummeling he got was too much for his little ego.

        We wished him a good life and hoped he got a clue from Santa this year.

        • Night Owl December 5, 2022 at 10:48 am #

          Just saw that.

          Impeccable timing, right as Elon releases the Twatter files, and RP calls Fauci a murderer who will go to jail.

          LOL.

          • benr December 5, 2022 at 6:28 pm #

            No wonder his hair was on fire all his lies are coming back and he would have to answer for them if he stuck around.
            After calling everyone names and saying they were all made up conspiracy nonsense.

            I am running out of conspiracy facts to put forward as theory.
            Anyone know any good ones left to be proven?

          • Night Owl December 6, 2022 at 9:39 am #

            I will miss him.

            He was so deep in the BlueAnon that I doubt I will ever come across someone so utterly removed from reality.

            Truly a sight to be hold. Many a chuckle was delivered.

          • spaingaroo December 7, 2022 at 9:34 am #

            @benr, proven or accepted to be proven?
            There’s a long way between those two.

            My best example has been absolutely proven to my satisfaction, many times over, but it is illegal to mention it where I live.

          • Jarek December 8, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

            Ron Pearlman?

      • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

        It’s not either/or. Try to get your reactivity under control. Fetterman is an impaired Oaf and Herschel is a natural dope.

        • Blackbird December 5, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

          Sometimes, it’s neither/nor.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 5, 2022 at 10:08 am #

      They don’t like Herschel due to his negro dialect. I thought it was supposed to be a bad thing to declare a preference for no negro dialect.

      • benr December 5, 2022 at 10:19 am #

        I do have to admit he needs to take some speech classes.

        However there are plenty of terrible speakers on the Democrat side even when Joe had some of his marbles, he was not very good at it.

        Then there is the imbecile who quipped he was afraid Guam would tip over if to many people were allowed on it.

        Maxine Waters is as vile and stupid as they come.

        Dan Bongino was speaking to Democrat hypocrisy and how they simply don’t care what we the unwashed think or hear anymore.

        • JTinMD December 5, 2022 at 10:37 am #

          Did they ever care, benr?

          • benr December 5, 2022 at 10:43 am #

            I know as recently as Obama managed details by poll numbers.
            I did not say governed for a reason.

        • Lyndy33 December 5, 2022 at 11:58 am #

          Think Maxine. 🙂

        • Blackbird December 5, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

          “Then there is the imbecile who quipped he was afraid Guam would tip over if too many people were allowed on it.”

          Ya know, I always wondered if this was his lame attempt at a joke. Like he was saying, “Wow, how much offensive military shit are we gonna dump on this island?”

          As one whose satire often flies over-the-head (around-the-head, under-the-head, whatever…) of his audience, I can see how he could fuck up that important observation.

          He could be a total dumbfuck too. That seems to be the standard.

          • MimiTN December 5, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

            He is a total dumbfuck according to my sister. He used to be her Congressman.

          • Cruizin Suzin December 5, 2022 at 8:50 pm #

            Ah, right, like Senator (?) Ted Stevens, who said “The internet is, in fact, a series of tubes”…and something about getting them jammed up if you put too much “stuff” in them!

            washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/post/the-internet-is-in-fact-a-series-of-tubes/2011/09/20/gIQALZwfiK_blog.html

      • C.O.Jones December 5, 2022 at 10:34 am #

        I currently reside in Georgia and will cast my vote for Hershel in tomorrow’s runoff not because of his superior….anything but because he’s not yet proven to be a rubber stamp of “Joe Biden.” Warnock is a slumlord and a communist, Hershel is an inarticulate athlete. Neither of them is capable of formulating policy, instead playing the role of house servants. The campaign advertisements in Georgia are nothing but ex-wives and girlfriends saying how bad they are. I declined early voting because that tips the hand and is a tell of how many votes will need to be genned up to defeat. If the voting machines are connected to the internet, in violation of law, I will share evidence of such but it won’t do any good. I will just be labeled an election denier. Such is the state of “democracy” in our representative republic…..

        • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

          In Arizona that strategy didn’t work.

          They just delayed the “results” until they figured out how many votes they needed to gin up.

          It would have worked in the old days, before 2020, when it was considered traditional to announce the vote totals on the night of the election.

        • Blackbird December 5, 2022 at 3:14 pm #

          “I’m gonna vote for the guy that sucks to keep the guy that reallysucks from getting the job.”

          Why vote for someone you don’t want to occupy that position?

          • Uncle Bob December 5, 2022 at 7:48 pm #

            To keep the fucking Democrat from winning, obviously. Too many of them in office as it is, without handing a scumbag like Warnock a full six-year term by not voting against him.

            That said, apparently Herschel has campaigned like an Establishment Republican, i.e., sticking to suburbia and white rural areas while avoiding Atlanta and the Black Belt like the plague. That, by itself, could cost him the election. Plus, Soetoro is running around making his typical snide comments about anyone to the right of Chairman Mao. That’ll get the urban blacks, LGBTQIA+?÷×#@ set and college kids all revved up to vote for Warnock.

            What a fucking embarrassment. Oh well, at least the Dawgs may repeat as national college football champions.

          • Bobby E December 6, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

            “Why vote for someone you don’t want to occupy that position?”

            Better to fill it poorly than horribly.

      • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

        Yeah, because apart from the way he talks, he’s a fucking genius, right?

    • CrusherMuldoon December 5, 2022 at 11:15 am #

      How many votes did Fetterman get before and after the debate with Oz?

      • Cruizin Suzin December 5, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

        I think the Republicans, and Oz himself, shot themselves in the foot over the abortion debate. Own goal.

  6. SpeedyBB December 5, 2022 at 9:47 am #

    The shortsightedness of those in the West, stood up against a clear-eyed, long-distance view of coming decades by our erstwhile enemies, is truly dismaying. The PRC has no reason to institute an old-fashioned military invasion of Taiwan; it is prepared to take several decades to accomplish “integration”. Ditto for southeast Asia and Australia – not to mention Canada. Slow but sure. Immigration, economic integration and takeovers will legally and politely accomplish what they foresee.

    The Russian Federation also obviously has time on its side, as Europe goes into deep freeze (even without the theorized change in the “… major elements of today’s ocean system … a conveyor-like circulation that delivers an enormous amount of tropical heat to the northern Atlantic. If that happens then a deeper freeze will endure.)

    Meanwhile, Washington and Wall Street are talking next week. It’s the typical short-sighted corporate timespan.

    There seems to really be no will to take a long look. Maybe no courage.

    • thirdcoastlegend December 5, 2022 at 10:34 am #

      Well, everything the DC junta does works toward the real goal of degrading the US in preparation for surrendering it to China.

      They’re not destroying US domestic petroleum production.

      They’re conserving those precious resources for Chairman Xi’s eventual control.

    • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

      Yes, I say what Rasputin said of the Balkans: It’s not worth the life of one Russian soldier.

      East Asians create powerful centralized states with little personal freedom or rights. The “Capitalists” do this and the “Communists” (funded by the Capitalists) did the same thing. Now the “Communists” are into Capitalism too. Are they still Communists? Pretty silly since it’s one system. What they are still is Chinese.

      It’s their foolish struggle. Not worthy the life of one American. Vietnam and Korea? Utter madness. But this would be worse since China is a nuclear power.

    • Not_GeorgeT December 5, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

      ‘There seems to really be no will to take a long look’

      It’s been this way for so long it is a way of life. I’ve watched this here for decades. Thinking is confined to quarterly reports. Long range thinkers/prognosticators look forward 2 or 3 quarters.

      Is instant gratification in the mix? Kicking the can down the road certainly is.

      The road appears to be culminating in a dead end at the edge of a cliff.

  7. Night Owl December 5, 2022 at 9:49 am #

    “GLOBAL CITIES – This is a snapshot of the dystopian future planned for you, by councils & cities all signed up to the great Net Zero con, being pulled by elites.

    what you will eat, how many items of clothes you are allowed to buy a year.

    All decided for you, by them!”

    https://twitter.com/BernieSpofforth/status/1599715948046749699?cxt=HHwWhsDUjbvLqrMsAAAA

    https://twitter.com/BernieSpofforth/status/1590103288531197952?cxt=HHwWgICp0YShl5EsAAAA

    These slides for the C40 city initiative help put together the long term plan that the WEF and co. have started rolling out over the past few years.

    No meat or dairy for the plebes.

    No private vehicles for the plebes.

    3 items of clothing per year for the plebes.

    “15-minute cities” that geofence the plebes into a district using your digital ID.

    A CBDC that can be shut off at the touch of a button and is not savable.

    This is what the plan is. Unless we stop it.

    Nothing else matters.

    • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 10:06 am #

      I still can’t imagine how they pull this off with the crappy electrical grid and iffy & unreliable tech we have.

      • Night Owl December 5, 2022 at 10:10 am #

        Incrementalism. Like they have been doing. It isn’t going to happen overnight.

        • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

          They will have to gird all of the means of electricity so no one can destroy them, and they will have to chip us because otherwise we can ditch our phones, etc.

          Yes it’s going to have to be incremental. And yes, that does seem to work.

      • NickelthroweR December 5, 2022 at 10:27 am #

        I’ve attended hundreds of these kinds of “conferences” as the technician that makes events like those happen. I’ve seen it all.

        Think of it as a giant Ted Talk where people with zero connection to the real world huff each other’s farts. Because these people have never in their lives done any real work or produced anything of value, they have no idea that the guy or gal selling a Hyperloop, windfarm, net-zero, edible clothing, A.I., fusion power, etc, is full of BS. They have no tools in their toolbox and just believe whatever is being shown to them and it is always some very nice CGI 3d Animation which, I should mention, my associates produced for the talk.

        I did events where self-driving cars were “100% guaranteed” to happen by 2018 which is why Uber and Lyft were willing to just burn through investor capital to get market share with the final goal of having zero human drivers as Uber and Lyft were going to own the fleets of cars. It is why zero ownership is still being pushed for the mega-cities. Not because of some environmental plan but because Uber and Lyft gave handjobs to lots of politicians so as to be positioned to take advantage of the driverless technology that they were PROMISED would already be here.

        As I said, because the decision makers have zero real world experience with cars, manufacturing, A.I., electrical generation, etc, they have no means to really understand whether or not the conference they are attending (at a 5 star resort) is real or make-believe. But, the graphics are great and it shows a beautiful world where they, and only they, have complete control of how people move about and where they can go. They love it. It is an easy sale and so they will have another “conference” where they tell city government to plan for the elimination of private ownership of cars.

        • D from OR December 5, 2022 at 11:21 am #

          Wonderful comment.

          Yes, the graphics are so fabulous. All they have is the fantasy.

        • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

          “The graphics are real”. Yes, just as one can photograph a rainbow but you can’t get close to it to find the pot of gold. It’s optical only!

          And one can photograph a mirage too. But no water will be found, at least not nearby.

        • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

          Thanks for the testimony. Ironically, it gives me hope.

        • Night Owl December 5, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

          You have a lot of hubris, just as they do. But they have something you do not: Hundreds of thousands of their orcs working and running national governments, global corporations, and banks.

          Here in Germany, they very nearly got a nationwide “vaccine mandate” pushed though. People like myself were barred from entering most stores, and there were calls to deny us hospital care.

          What I still find is that many Americans who spend most of their time in America (or have never even left its shores) have no idea how things were and even still are in Europe and other parts of the world. Have you looked at what is happening in China right now? The model for the rest of the world?

          If you think these psychopaths can’t pull off centralized world government, digital IDs, CBDCs, etc. — you are completely removed from reality.

          We are on the precipice. All that stops the worst aspects from coming are everyday people working together.

          • NickelthroweR December 5, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

            Having lived and worked in Germany I can tell you that you guys will be the first to go. You’ll do ANYTHING that someone in a position of authority tells you to do.

            That said, you miss my point entirely. They can most certainly pull off digital ID, CBDC’s, social credit, etc. But, just as your Green Energy fantasies failed you and now you will freeze (if the Russians don’t get you first), these plans are doomed to have unintended consequences that will doom them to failure.

            Enjoy your hyperinflation and enjoy watching all of your factories relocate over here.

          • Night Owl December 5, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

            You appear not to know much about Germany overall. The protests here have been going non-stop for about two years — every Monday in my town.

            The elections that put the Rot-Grün Ampel in power were fixed, as is the judiciary. Not that things are much different in the US. Just that Americans have yet to feel the worst of the puppets running the show for WEF and co.

            I am American, but have lived in Germany for quite some time.

          • DaveO907 December 5, 2022 at 4:45 pm #

            Responding to NickelthroweR @2:42 PM

            “(if the Russians don’t get you first)”

            The Russians already ‘have’ them thanks to the Owners in the U.S.-UK.
            They will likely have to rescue Europe from its fallacious follies if they don’t want further broken and restive states on their borders. The U.S.-UK are already actively jumping ship (the husk.)
            The thing is they never wanted them at all beyond a healthy commercial relationship and consequent cross cultural ties.
            And everything was going swimmingly for both nations, Germany and Russia as partners.

          • Islander December 6, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

            Nickel and Night Owl,

            Needless to say, I am very concerned about what is going to go down in Germany, politically and purely heat- and food-wise.

            I got a response from my acquaintance in Erfurt, whom I asked very “carefully” how she felt about current developments in Germany.

            I have had a response from her—she is just very accepting of everything and makes no criticisms. Viz. (no umlauts):

            “Du musst dir keine Sorgen um uns hier machen. Uns geht es gut – naturlich sind die Preise sehr gestiegen – wie uberall – aber wir kennen ja die Grunde und ja, der Krieg muss bald aufhoren. Ich hoffe sehr, dass dieses Problem bald gelost werden kann – auf das “Wie” hab ich aber auch keine Antwort.
            Trotzdem denke ich , dass die schwierige Situation irgendwie gelost werden kann.

            Ich hab da vielleicht zu viel Vertrauen in die Regierung, die versucht, die Belastungen auf Burger und Unternehmen zu reduzieren. Ich bin gespannt, weiss aber auch, dass es nicht einfach ist und nicht alles sofort gelost werden kann. Im Gegenteil, es wird lange dauern und zu deutlichen Einschrankungen fuhren, aber jeder muss seinen Beitrag leisten und der hohe Lebensstandard in Deutschland wird auch so nicht weiter wachsen konnen.

            Trotzdem mussen wir solidarisch mit den Ukrainern sein – wir kennen ja Fluchtwellen – auch von Deutschen aus der Vergangenheit. Es sind jetzt wohl schon ca 1 Million Ukrainer nach Deutschland geflohen, die untergebracht werden mussen, Schulen und Kindergarten mussen die gefluchteten Kinder aufnehmen und es werden noch mehr kommen. Das fuhrt zu Problemen, auch Spannungen, weil es nicht genugend Wohnraum gibt.

            Hier in Thuringen sind wir schon an der Grenze der Kapazitaten – es werden Turnhallen fur den Schulsport geschlossen und als Unterkunfte genutzt. Du kannst dir sicher vorstellen, dass allein diese Tatsache wenig Versta¤ndnis
            bei den Betroffenen findet, aber letztendlich mussen wir das akzeptieren und irgendwie Losungen finden. Wir werden sehen, wie sich die Lage weiter entwickelt.”

            she is a retired schoolteacher, so of course she is concerned with children.
            Then she brings in a somewhat different perspective, as an Ossi:

            “Und trotz aller Probleme mussen wir optimistisch bleiben – es gab schon so viele Krisen, die wir uberwunden haben. ich denke da vor allem an die 90iger Jahre, als es hier im Osten zu grossen Veranderungen kam und viele Leute arbeitslos wurden und keine Hoffnung hatten. Dieses Problem ist heute fast vergessen – es gibt tatsachlich so viele Jobs, dass jeder Bewerber genugend Moglichkeiten hat. Und unser Energieproblem ist moglicherweise eine Chance, fruher und schneller regenerative Quellen zu erschliessen. Ich glaube daher nicht an einen Blackout oder ähnliches, was sich vielleicht einige sogar gewunscht hatten, um die Preise noch mehr in die Hohe zu treiben.

            Aber wir konnen leider nicht zu weit in die Zukunft sehen… bloss hinterher meckern, dass Vieles falsch gemacht wurde, ist mir zu einfach.”

            So, No worries. Hunker down . . . No criticism of the leadership.

        • Hereward the Woke December 5, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

          God, you reminded me of how much I hated Turd Talks. All those self-righteous idiots sashaying around a stage, telling us how to live our lives…

          • Linda December 7, 2022 at 6:43 am #

            I am from the Netherlands originally and most of my family is still there. Mark Rutte, the PM of the country, has passed a WEF bill through parliament seizing 3,000 Dutch farms. They will kill the livestock. They want to build more migrant centers. The Netherlands is the second largest producer of agricultural products in Europe and that will cease now. The seizure of the 3,000 farms has begun, according to the news. The government is using highway equipment to overturn tractors with the farmers still in them. German farmers were recently told they could not use most fertilizers to produce food. It will get here as well. Right now the farmers are fighting. Many Germans have joined them. Last year when the protests were going on Italians and Poles joined the protests as well. It is getting very ugly over there.

          • Islander December 7, 2022 at 10:49 am #

            Linda:
            Horrifying.

            But thanks for the bulletin

            What are your friends and family in the NL saying about this?

            Who would ever have thought that state violence would be used against . .. farmers?

        • Rowdypiglet December 5, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

          Stellar comment, @NickelthroweR

          • Night Owl December 5, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

            Optimism is good, but the poster is quite ignorant on just how far things have come.

          • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

            I think things have gone very far, Night Owl, but I am seeing now that they may be stuck – at least for awhile – this is why it’s so important to resist now.

            I see both of your points of view.

          • Night Owl December 6, 2022 at 4:01 am #

            It is more the attitude. The idea that the plans outlined cannot be successful. They most certainly can.

            The fact that we had a “papers please” society in many parts of the world for nearly two years (and which has not been snuffed out entirely); a compliant media; and the construction of camps to hold people in violation of pseudo-laws for a fantasy pandemic, the existence of which was never formally debated by scientists and medical professionals in any proper ´public forum, shows that the proverbial canary in the coal mine has long since died.

            When one stops to look where we are, it is not only terrifying, but it is clear the old way of life is truly never coming back. Anything is possible now.

          • MaryQueen December 8, 2022 at 10:27 pm #

            I think the most terrifying thing is how accepted totalitarianism is.

            We’re emulating China.

        • DaveO907 December 5, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

          Thanks for that, Nickelthrower. Gives one such as myself much more insight into recent history.

        • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 7:56 pm #

          Very interesting, and makes a lot of sense to me.

        • Wizard of the Saddle December 6, 2022 at 12:15 am #

          This sort of reminds me of all those grandiose models of “Germania” that Hitler had Speer prepare to show what Berlin was going to look like 25 or so years after Der Furhrer was done conquering Europe and North Africa. I’m sure old Adolph stood over the thing jacking off on it at night when he was bored and in want if some stimulation. Not much different that what the WEF assholes do at these conferences – which are actually just junkets for them to enjoy.

        • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 10:59 am #

          So, none of this: CBDC; implanted surveillance/control chips; UBI for the cooperative; lack of employment, UBI, housing for the uncooperative; travel restrictions; rationing; bug-eating – is ever going to happen because it is all a wet dream of wannabe technocrats with no real world experience or power – but possessing real cool PowerPoint presentations.

          Whew! That’s a relief!

          It’s morning in the world – again! Happy motoring everyone!

      • thirdcoastlegend December 5, 2022 at 10:37 am #

        My favorite dystopian hellscape is the Saudi, “Line,” that is 170 kilometers long, 200 meters wide, and 500 meters tall, all run on green energy.

        Based on the hype around this, it’s clear that multiple generations of people have been failing basic physics around the globe.

        • Night Owl December 5, 2022 at 10:46 am #

          Yeah, that thing was nuts.

        • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

          Solar could be used to torture and execute people. Get a magnifying glass and focus the light on your hand. Ouch! Like that but bigger.

          Who first? Deniers of the Green. Yes, Greta will be one of the Judges.

          • Uncle Bob December 5, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

            Greta can shit in her hat, then slam it down on top of her head, open side down.

          • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 11:28 am #

            Uncle Bob, Greta was very upset when she read your post. Since she is not registered on this site, “I vill not commune mit efil white people”, she called me (I’ve convinced her that I am a rare and exotic mix of Native American, Islamic black, and space alien) and asked me to convey her thoughts:

            “Uff course I poop in mein hat! It keeps mein head varm and allow me to recykle efil carbon. It also keep mein many male (and female!) admirers at a distance so I can get mein ferry importunt verk done.”

            Bad uncle!

        • Cruizin Suzin December 5, 2022 at 9:01 pm #

          They have started construction…though how far it will get is another question…

          youtube.com/watch?v=hBnVJjbP-ms

        • Wizard of the Saddle December 6, 2022 at 12:19 am #

          Another boondoggle driven by ego and grandiose thinking. Dubai is a black hole that sucks in money and shits it away into eternity in a godforsaken desert.

          When the oil money runs out it will be buried by sand and camel turds again.

          I’ve been there and seen it all up close. An amazing sight and a colossal waste of capital and energy.

      • Not_GeorgeT December 5, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

        I don’t think they can pull it off with the current infrastructure.

    • D from OR December 5, 2022 at 11:33 am #

      Relax Night Owl. It’s never going to happen.

      Their attempts to do this happen in Europe first and they will fail because there’s no ability to police their policies to the degree they proclaim.

      Europe barely can stay warm this winter but they’re going to have enough energy and money to build servers to give each citizen CBDC and then track them?

      And if they spend fiat with someone who accepts it then what? Prison?

      Please explain how this movie goes down.

      And stop calling them “elites” for godsakes.

      • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

        Who can buy meat and eggs? Those with CBDC. Government benefits sans CBDC? No.

        Now do you understand? As an Oregonian I assume you would.

        • Wizard of the Saddle December 6, 2022 at 12:21 am #

          Jarek…..don’t you think this will drive many to raise their own livestock and keep chickens for eggs? The quickest escape from the money driven economy is a return to subsistence farming.

        • D from OR December 6, 2022 at 10:40 am #

          As an Oregonian I would’ve thought you’d be cleverer.

          We don’t buy our meat at stores and we have chickens for our eggs.

        • Jarek December 7, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

          So logically you want to join Idaho, right? But as a woman, logic isn’t your forte and your probably don’t.

      • Night Owl December 5, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

        A number of things already happened, and people like you said they never could.

        You are removed from reality.

  8. NickelthroweR December 5, 2022 at 9:56 am #

    Central Bank Digital Currencies will be the final rabbit pulled out of the hat and, trust me, it will be unleashed whether twitter is owned by Musk or Clinton.

    The stage has been set for CBDC’s, vaccine passports, and the Social Credit system and they will most certainly be all tied together. No vaxx then your currency will be turned off.

    Instead of wishing that these lights be “turned off”, I’d suggest that you prepare for it. I warned my family that lives in N. Italy to prepare but they thought the good times would last forever. My aunt’s last electric bill was more than her yearly pension.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 5, 2022 at 10:10 am #

      Nobody ran against any of this.

      Being against “high energy bills” is not the same thing.

    • Ron Anselmo December 5, 2022 at 10:17 am #

      You’re exactly right Nickel – CBDC will be used as ultimate control by freezing assets – beta tested on the Canadian truckers – worked like a charm. Just for the record, they can cut mine off whenever they want. I will eat dirt before I capitulate to these fuckers.

      • NickelthroweR December 5, 2022 at 10:34 am #

        Right there with you. We can exchange recipes for mud pies.

      • malthuss December 5, 2022 at 10:35 am #

        did you learn of the tiktok star dead of a ‘stress heart attack’?

        he was fit and maybe 21 years young. a Sikh in Canada I guess.

        • malthuss December 5, 2022 at 10:36 am #

          she not he

        • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

          Well the spikes do stress the heart…..

      • thirdcoastlegend December 5, 2022 at 10:43 am #

        Ron-

        I think enterprising types will set up a pretty healthy black market system before we are forced to dig for grubs.

        • Ron Anselmo December 5, 2022 at 11:26 am #

          TCL – I agree, but think we’ll have to forage a little before values are assigned to certain objects as a means of barter.

          For instance, not how much, but what – is a hammer worth? A fishing rod (think hook – otherwise the rod is relatively useless)? A can of beans? A BIC disposable lighter? Q-tip?

          Oh, when the time comes, I will kill for a Q-tip. After a shower, are you kidding me? Problem is, we may be down to showering once a week – whether we need to or not.

          • stelmosfire December 5, 2022 at 11:43 am #

            How did man survive before the Q-tip? They were invented in the ’20’s by a Polish American immigrant Leo Gerstenzang. Originally called “Baby Gays”. And the world owes the man a great debt.

          • Ron Anselmo December 5, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

            SEF – a great debt indeed! Thanks for the history lesson, much appreciated. Have a younger brother who is a MD and advises that we should never put anything in our ears smaller than our elbow. For heaven’s sake, after a shower and a minute with a Q-tip, I’m ready for a cigarette.

          • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

            Ron Anslemo, “Mary is a genius”.

            Some kind of Italian thing?

          • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

            From Q tips to the Gom-Jabbar. The cotton has come off.

            From Baby Gays to Balenciaga, which translates as Baal is king. The parent company sell baby mannequin objects d’art. Or are the sex toys?

          • Islander December 5, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

            I think the whole idea of barter is that it establishes value to a particular person in a particular situation.

            “My kingdom for a horse.”

          • Ron Anselmo December 5, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

            Janos – Sicilian actually – you’ll love this one – “North Africans who could swim”, but yeah, just having a little fun.

      • Hereward the Woke December 5, 2022 at 3:07 pm #

        The only way out of all this is by developing alternative systems and being ready to defend them. Maybe the CBDC move will be the spur we need to develop our own off-grid, under the radar system of exchange.

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 6, 2022 at 12:23 am #

        I feel the same. Fuck em. I will live the life of a mountain man before submitting to such nonsense. They can all go straight up to Hell.

    • malthuss December 5, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      the jab is designed to kill.

  9. Ron Anselmo December 5, 2022 at 10:09 am #

    Morning Jim – excellent as always. Thanks as always. Twitter has clearly been an unabashed, unapologetic criminal enterprise in squelching free speech – no question about it.

    Illegal election interference will be the intended, hopefully limited focus – the red herring that lets them whistle past the graveyard on Covid as people continue to die – every day. Genocide proceeds apace.

    • Vegan Shark December 5, 2022 at 11:59 am #

      The FTX comedy of destruction is a godsend to The Powers, sucking outrage and media attention away from more existential threats to life and liberty.

      • Ron Anselmo December 5, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

        Exactly Shark – another shiny object.

        • Hereward the Woke December 5, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

          Yet still the Q tards are out there saying “This is the BIG one!”

          • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

            In their defense, it IS the biggest story of the year.

            However, I have no illusions that anything will be done about it.

      • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

        I think the crash of FTX was a way to write off billions of dollars, maybe trillions.

        And it is getting no attention. SBF showed up for the NY Times event, without shame, and got applause from the audience.

        His crimes will go unpunished.

  10. Beryl of Oyl December 5, 2022 at 10:13 am #

    Elon “Geraldo” Musk didn’t actually show us the contents of the vault.

    I was able to hear from that Taibbi character about stuff he says he saw, but I did not see anything much myself.

    Elon is friends with Jack; Jack is a liar. Elon covered up for his friend.

    • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

      But we pretend to believe it you see. Blame the swarthies. This is how the game is played. Then Jack owes us. We have something on him and Elon for covering it up.

      Three or more birds with one stone.

  11. Zoltar December 5, 2022 at 10:15 am #

    The sinking of the Titanic has long been the obvious metaphor for our ship of state, but now the declining Roman Empire seems to have eclipsed it as the better fit for today’s America.

    In place of Emperor Caligula, who is said to have put his favorite horse in the Roman Senate, the good citizens of Pennsylvania have seen fit to elect John Fetterman to ours. Perhaps we should start addressing senator Fetterman as Incitatus.

    • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

      I made that joke when “Joe Biden” was elected.

  12. Beryl of Oyl December 5, 2022 at 10:20 am #

    This happened back in August.

    BTW, the Balenciaga story keeps getting filthier. Are there degrees of gross filth? Evidently so.

    Demna Gvasalia Becomes UNITED24 Ambassador, Releases Balenciaga Charity T-Shirt

    100% of net profits will be donated to the exclusively humanitarian Rebuild Ukraine Direction.

    https://hypebeast.com/2022/8/demna-gvasalia-united24-ambassador-announcement-balenciaga-charity-t-shirt-release-info#:~:text=Building%20on%20his%20continued%20support%20of%20Ukraine%2C%20Balenciaga,collecting%20charitable%20donations%20in%20support%20of%20the%20nation.

    • thirdcoastlegend December 5, 2022 at 10:39 am #

      It’s all just one big scam.

      We may as well be living in the Matrix.

    • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

      No we are living in the Matrix. My favorite (as in only) transgender blogger Blaire White threw her two thousand dollar pink Balenciaga sweater into the fire. She’s reevaluating her attraction to brands in general.

      I was shocked. Two thousand dollars for a sweater? I had no idea she had that kind of money. Sad if she really doesn’t. Anyway, a grand gesture. As she said, people like her help to prop them by wearing these tribal fetishes or power objects.

      Blaire is a ferocious opponent of the woke mob and the grooming of kids – and has been for years. Deeply hated by them. A conservative “girl” who fled Hollywood for Texas and now owns pink guns, etc. But obviously still a work in progress – like us all.

      • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 7:50 pm #

        Blaire is a man LARPing as a woman.

        I don’t care who’s side he’s on, he’s a dude. A bloke. A guy.

      • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 7:52 pm #

        When you call a man “she” you are playing the trans agenda game and acquiescing to their delusions.

        But I already knew you are on board with it, and now I’ve been proven correct.

        • Cruizin Suzin December 5, 2022 at 9:08 pm #

          Whatever, Mary Queen. I understand your position and sympathise with it, but then I saw this yesterday. Please, watch it all, bore you give me your view:

          youtube.com/watch?v=ul9yXgrEt5s&t=348s

          • Cruizin Suzin December 5, 2022 at 9:08 pm #

            (before!)

          • Paula D December 6, 2022 at 11:16 am #

            No child is born in the wrong body. That is impossible.

            Are you seriously claiming that sometimes the wrong “soul” is placed into a fetus?

            “Transgender children” are like vegan cats. Someone else has made that decision.

            It used to be the parents, but now it much more commonly the schools and the peer groups.

            Children are not able to consent to medical procedures before age 18 for a reason, their brains are not capable of understanding informed consent. (Although we now see that even adult brains can be washed into making stupid decisions).

            “Needed medical care”, meaning mutilation and sterilization, is being pushed by the Establishment, full bore. Everyone needs to stand against it to protect the children.

            You are swayed by slick propaganda put out by sick people.

            So noted.

          • MaryQueen December 6, 2022 at 1:33 pm #

            The first 2 seconds I watched was a lie – it didn’t queue up at the beginning, but I heard “Trans kids are prevented from playing sports.”

            No, they aren’t. Already a lie. But it is NPR after all. In fact, just to cater to the trans, the Hologram Joe administration is in the process of gutting Title IX protections for women and girls.

            Do you actually believe that those of us who are onto the trans scam (there is no such thing as trans) haven’t heard all of this utter bullshit before? NPR, really?

            As Paula says, no kids are born in the wrong body and obviously someone has made that decision (or drilled in that delusion) for the child. Note there were no ‘trans children’ before 2010 or so… maybe even 2015. But suddenly, Transhausen by Proxy parentage is all the rage. They actually get social credit for maiming their kids.

            So just suddenly there are millions of them, and big pharma is making out like a bandit on drugs and operations to maim kids, removing healthy body parts. Yeah, no.

            And men cannot become women, and when people refer to men as “she” I will continue to correct them.

          • Cruizin Suzin December 6, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

            Paula D – did you watch the video? Those two children were either incredibly talented actors (entirely possible but still unlikely) or you’re wrong. Having a dyed-in-the-wool position is a luxury these days, is it not?

            Mary Queen – yes, perhaps I was ‘duped’ by a credible piece of propaganda, or it is NOT propaganda, in the sense that it is not manufactured bullshit for you to get haughtily incensed over, but the reality of having children who are dysfunctional & miserable and cannot explain why…IDK..I just have some empathy for the people in the story. Naive as I clearly am, I can’t NOT feel it.

            As to “there were no trans kids prior to xxx…” how can you KNOW that? If the human race is several hundred thousand years old, then there is nothing new. Are you aware of the “Fa’afafine” phenomenon of the Pasifika cultures? Long before meeting the conquering Brits, this was recognised as a real thing and dealt with, simply by acceptance.

            wikipedia.org/wiki/Fa%CA%BBafafine

          • Cruizin Suzin December 6, 2022 at 8:03 pm #

            Just to be ultra-clear, I’m NOT arguing for “gender reassignment” either surgical or chemical.

            I do not agree with any action other than acceptance and tolerance.

            However, I don’t know how I would deal with it if a child of mine was in the position of the children in that video.

            How would you deal with it?

          • Jarek December 7, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

            Good posts, Cruiz. Pretty much what I was trying to say. But there is a darker side even here: Some of these Pacific cultures would focus on a particular boy and try to force him into the feminine role.

            The women like a “woman” who can do some of the really heavy work – like moving a couch to vacuum behind it. The elders like a “woman” the young men can fuck without any social entanglements or risk of pregnancy.

            They are treated with affection but their social position is a low one nonetheless.

          • Anthea December 7, 2022 at 10:38 pm #

            @ Cruizin Suzin:

            “However, I don’t know how I would deal with it if a child of mine was in the position of the children in that video. How would you deal with it?”

            Your question suggests to me that you don’t have kids. As a parent, you deal with many things that your kids go through–sometimes horrendous things, sometimes emotional problems, sometimes very difficult temperaments. How do you deal with learning that your child has been molested, for example? How do you deal with a child with panic/anxiety disorder or ADHD or autism? How do you deal with learning that an adult has threatened your child at her school-bus stop? What if your daughter is being sexually harassed or bullied at school, and the school won’t do anything about it? How do you deal with a child who is a Type 1 diabetic or has Down’s Syndrome? Stuff like this is a problem. A girl wishing she was a boy (or vice-versa) is not a problem. A parent “deals with” this by showing sympathy, flexibility, and ordinary common sense.

            A concur with Paula D that, “Transgender children are like vegan cats. Someone else has made that decision.” “Gender dysphoria” is a problem that would not even happen without a lot of programming coming from others. It would be recognized simply as a case of a girl being a bit of a tomboy and feeling the longing that many girls feel to enjoy the greater freedom that boys enjoy. Or it would be recognized as a case of a boy having a more sensitive nature than usual.

            These are “problems” that could easily be solved by acceptance–in other words, not “problems” at all and roughly on par with having a kid who must bear the stigma of being a “bookworm.” One thing I would do to “deal with” this would be to find out where the programming was coming from and remove the child from that influence.

            The parents in this video are nut jobs. Most of the kids are far too young to question their gender identity. Gay men don’t normally realize they are gay until they are well into their teens.

            When I was teaching, I saw some real “flamers” who had no idea they were gay. Teacher friends of mine would sometimes tell me that they had inadvertently “outed” a kid by saying something that assumed the kid was gay. (They felt bad about this.) I did it once myself. If I remember right, the kid was a sophomore or junior in high school–quite the flamer and always surrounded by a bevy of girls. I was chatting with this little group, and somehow wound up saying to the girls, “Don’t let him steal your boyfriends.” All the kids’ jaws dropped in shock–including the flamer. It had literally never occurred to the girls–or the boy–that the boy was gay.

          • Jarek December 8, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

            Ant: And some girls are more than a little bit of a tomboy, growing up with broad faces and shoulders. They may not think they are men, but they will act like them! Hopefully they will be lesbians, but Nature can be very cruel.

            And the flamers may not believe they are women either. But they may find it exciting to act and dress that way…..

            Being conflict oriented, Mary and Paula can’t even remember how things used to be. These issues are thought of differently now, but they were always here. The difference is that they’ve been weaponized in order to queer people who would have never even thought of these things on their own.

            Thank you for sharing your horrible faux pas. Admitting your faults isn’t easy for you.

          • Islander December 8, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

            “And some girls are more than a little bit of a tomboy, growing up with broad faces and shoulders. ”

            This is not “being a tomboy.”
            Plenty of girls have broad faces and shoulders. It seems that in some quarters, stereotypes of male and female bodies have actually become stronger! The amount of variation within the “normal” is huge.

            I am quite sure that girls who spend a lot of time outdoors with active fathers are more likely to be “tomboys” than those who stay inside playing with toy kitchens.

            Actually, the fact that both boys and girls these days are wedded to their devices is probably actually reducing the differences.

        • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 11:47 pm #

          There have always been people uncomfortable in their own skin. Long before the woke madness. There have always been both men and women who longed to be the other sex. Maybe Blaire’s brain got feminized in the womb somehow?

          In any case, Blaire has been my guide to much of what is going on. “She” hates most of it, particularly the non-binaries who set the tone. She does this for a living and by no means have I watched a lot of it. But it’s an interesting glimpse by an intelligent person. She thinks like a man! Logical for the most part – and not just strategically (to win) like you are.

          • MaryQueen December 6, 2022 at 1:36 pm #

            Hahahaha!

            The “Lady Brain” argument.

            Yeah, maybe pigs can fly too, Jarek.

            This has been enlightening. But you should be happy that in this day and age, you can find a man to partner with who believes he’s a woman, and then you don’t have to deal with any actual women. Win/win! It seems like the perfect setup for you.

            I do find it endlessly entertaining that you continue to think that a man who believes he’s a woman is thinking critically. Thanks for that lil’ gem.

          • Paula D December 6, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

            Indeed, the famous ”lady brain” installed into a body with the equally famous ”lady dick”, enabling said body to push his way into female sports, locker rooms and prison cells. Cause “lady brain”.

            He does think like a man though. Fetishes are a male phenomenon, and that includes autogynephilia.

            Logic, on the other hand, is sadly lacking in both sexes, from what I can see.

          • Jarek December 7, 2022 at 1:27 am #

            Btw, Blaire herself wonders what this compulsion is that lead her to do all this. In other words, she’s not totally identified with it. She has said that she knows she is not a real woman – and never can be.

            But I speak in vain. You have zero compassion and of course, zero curiousity about this. Just rage. All of your compassion is for women. And women with gender dysphoria are just “victims” of men. Or they were just “born that way” as you said below. Contradiction here but you don’t fucking care.

            Paula, shame on your for being on the side of this evil, hate filled fanatic.

          • Paula D December 7, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

            A man violently murdered a lesbian couple and their son and burned down their house.
            He was put into a women’s jail because “I feel like a woman inside.” The media consistently refers to him as “she”.

            Women protesting outside the courthouse last week were violently attacked by antifa, because lady brains trump triple murders and arson, and antifa are the shock troops for the Establishment.

            But we’re the hateful ones?

            \/twitter.com/womenreadwomen/status/1263562620314902528

          • Paula D December 7, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

            Women in the UK made a video protesting violent men being called ”women”.
            It needs updating now because we are two years on and the men keep attacking, raping and murdering.

            But it gives a taste of our grievances.

            .youtube.com/watch?v=9NpIy-0_esU&t=35s

            “Just be kind” doesn’t make it when men wearing the skin of women are coddled by The Powers That Be.

          • Jarek December 8, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

            One symptom of the small is their lack of memory. Paula can’t even remember how things were a few years ago before the madness struck.

            There was always gender dysphoria, mostly in boys but a few girls as well. And even on the physical level, there is obviously some very masculine women and some very feminine men. Another issue, sure. But it’s there.

            Being utterly bereft of memory and also conflict oriented, she automatically thinks anyone bringing things like this up is an enemy.

            You too, Mary.

          • Paula D December 8, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

            There has always been gender dysphoria therefore we must all now pretend that thoughts create reality, and if someone has a mental illness we must genuflect to them, changing our language and our laws to accommodate their fetish.

            I don’t follow that logic. Must be my lady brain, (which fits right in with my actual lady body).

            I agree with Anthea. Back in the old days (which I can remember very well) a child that thought he was a girl would be patted on the head and told “It’s just a phase you are going through”.
            He wouldn’t have video crews and swarmy reporters arrive to wax sympathetic about his tragic plight. He wouldn’t have teachers “affirming” his delusion and social workers removing him from his family if they didn’t go along with it.
            He wouldn’t have doctors prescribing dangerous cancer drugs off-label to stop his normal growth and development.

            Yes, times have changed. Mental illness is now installed, developed, nurtured and celebrated.

            I don’t follow the logic that insists that I go along with this agenda.
            I think you’re nuts, just like the blokes that put on lipstick and swear that makes them a woman.

          • Islander December 8, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

            Little boys used to be dressed as girls until quite far into their toddlerhood.

            httpXX://babyology.com.au/lifestyle/beauty-and-fashion/dont-freak-out-but-all-little-boys-used-to-wear-dresses-and-nobody-cared/

            Didn’t seem to harm them . . .

          • MaryQueen December 8, 2022 at 10:36 pm #

            Bravo, Paula!

            Who knew that Jarek bought into all the Wokie trans nonsense? But this week he does. I think it’s his obvious crush on Blaire (a MAN).

            Thanks for explaining (yet again) reality to those who have bought into the delusion.

            So funny, Jarek’s logic: Gender dysphoria has always been a disorder, isn’t it wonderful now we’re making it worse by indulging it, and gaslighting kids in school to take part in the delusion?

            He might enjoy this nice Porn-stached guy & his agenda, too:

            https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11517503/Dean-Chicago-school-says-students-shown-dildos-butt-plugs-teaching-queer-sex.html

          • Anthea December 9, 2022 at 12:57 am #

            @ Paula D:

            Actually, back in the old days, I don’t recall even a single case of a boy thinking he was a girl, or a girl thinking she was a boy. I don’t recall even a single boy with a preference for playing with he girls or preferring girls’ activities, such as playing with dolls. To tell you the truth, none of the girls I grew up with played with dolls, or wanted to–though by sixth grade most of the girls spent recess playing jacks or working on some crochet or embroidery project, while the boys played baseball or basketball. The crochet and embroidery projects were school assignments.

            On the other hand, many of the girls preferred boys’ activities, like playing baseball, exploring the woods, riding bicycles for miles, climbing trees, sledding, and snowball fights. What you can infer from this is not that they were “unfeminine,” but that girls back then had a lot more restraints placed on their natural youthful vitality. Adults did not forbid you to do these things. They just implied that it made you look ridiculous–or cautioned you that you needed to think of your “reputation.” Girls did–and still do–have a lot more physical vigor than they are allowed to freely express. Thus, many girls would rather be boys. But they did not form delusions that they actually were boys.

            My recollection is that girls back in the 1950s were all very sturdy, vigorous creatures, who rode around back roads for miles on our bicycles, wandered around in the woods at the edge of town, teased the neighbor’s goats, and got in snowball fights.

            My gay male friend wasn’t aware that he was different from the other boys until his teens, and even then the main difference was that he wasn’t interested in girls. But neither was he interested in boys at that age. Being very devout, he believed that this meant he was called to enter a monastery and lead a celibate life.

            My point here is that, in the old days, it would never enter a kid’s mind to think they were literally the opposite sex–even if they were very much aware that they didn’t conform to social expectations of male or female behavior.

            Gender-appropriate behavior was just part of “the rules.” There was some flexibility on that, and pressure to conform was fairly gently applied, but you knew there would be consequences if you got too far out of line. I think there was even some awareness that “the rules” were not entirely fair to everyone. But they were still “the rules,” and if you didn’t like them it was pretty much tough shit.

      • SpeedyBB December 7, 2022 at 8:02 am #

        “Leave Britney alone”

  13. docmartin December 5, 2022 at 10:24 am #

    Mr Kunstler keeps repeating the truth twice weekly. I know the truth about the 60’s political murders, the Kennedy brothers arrogance, LBJ, Vietnam, Iran Contra, the Clinton’s hit squads, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc etc etc etc….the truth has never set me free, it just reminds me what the power structure can get away with sans personal consequences.

    • JTinMD December 5, 2022 at 10:50 am #

      Sad, but so very true, doc.

  14. malthuss December 5, 2022 at 10:31 am #

    ‘EU is bankrupt, lacking power’.

    Yes but whats ahead for the USA in 2023?

  15. marshapaisley December 5, 2022 at 10:34 am #

    Spot on post. Thank you for the twice weekly reality check! Bless you.

  16. lizharmon December 5, 2022 at 10:36 am #

    I’ve never been a Musk fangirl, but what he did with Taibbi last week takes a set, let me tell you. I may not be up his jock like so many, but he’s certainly not stupid. He knows that he has unleashed the Kraken. Now unintended consequences are going to start kicking in all over the place. My eyes are still on Alberta. Danielle Smith also has a pair, which is more than you can say for Justine (gender confused) Trudeau. I’d love to see Alberta and Saskie bolt, along with the Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana and a few other empty US states. Those places have oil and, protestations aside, what’s left of America is gonna need them more than they need us.

    • JTinMD December 5, 2022 at 10:53 am #

      Whenever I see clips of Turdo among his WEF/GloboCap peers, he always looks like the pathetic, unpromising kid brother tagging along with the big kids.

      • canuk December 6, 2022 at 9:09 am #

        Most of our Western political ‘leaders’ have been bribed, blackmailed into pushing Woke ideology, WEF and other ‘virtue signaling’ abominations.

        However, Justin he actually believes all this nonsense; he is dumber than a rock

      • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 11:43 am #

        Jussie always looks to me like some rich fuck’s boy-toy who has just been invited to his first gay orgy. He can’t wait to be used.

        • Jarek December 7, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

          Jussie put the noose around his neck, called the police, and calmly waited for them with the noose around his neck.

          Imagine the state of being of someone who could do that.

          • Blackbird December 7, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

            I was speaking of Jussie Trudeau, attempting to tarnish his image a bit by associating him with another worthless tool.

            I think Juicy T. could totally rock the noose look.

          • MaryQueen December 8, 2022 at 10:37 pm #

            I don’t think that’s any more nuts than, say, calling a man in drag “she” and believing that it’s a woman.

    • Islander December 5, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

      ” I may not be up his jock like so many, but he’s certainly not stupid. He knows that he has unleashed the Kraken. Now ***unintended consequences*** are going to start kicking in all over the place.”

      Exactimundo.

      Don’t prejudge outcomes.

      • Hereward the Woke December 5, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

        I’m no fan of Musk either, but he seems to be doing what Trump promised to do, but didn’t.

      • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 8:22 pm #

        All the Krakens have slunk back into the depths of the ocean, from what I can tell.

    • TPTB-USA December 5, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

      “We will be publishing next year a special report on what the computer is projecting for the Decline and Fall of the United States and how it will separate as was the case for every civilization historically. Like the Roman Empire, the United States will separate into three regions. However, to the surprise of many, this will also include Canada.”

      armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/press/how-mainstream-media-is-destroying-the-united-states/

      • Hereward the Woke December 5, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

        I think Armstrong is correct. There is no – zero – way that this is sorted via DC. The only solution is some kind of split. Things continue until they can’t. And “Can’t” gets closer every day.

        • TPTB-USA December 6, 2022 at 2:55 am #

          If it comes to pass, map coloring implies that Oregon and Washington are non-woke.

      • Islander December 5, 2022 at 8:18 pm #

        Armstrong also calls out the maniacs on the left who have found a “new Trump”—namely, Elon Musk—and are presenting with MDS.

        httpXX://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/the-end-of-freedom-our-right-to-even-vote/

    • jgalt December 5, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

      Having lived in Wyoming, I can tell you that the people of Wyoming, sans Jackson Hole, would overwhelmingly vote to leave the U.S. Too many of the deep state elites are in JH, and their voting shows it. I hope we get to see it happen, as the path the U.S. is on at present represents total destruction of our way of life. More concerned for the little ones in my family, as I can, and will, take care of myself and have no fear of the cretins/marxists that are in control.

  17. D from OR December 5, 2022 at 10:43 am #

    First I am very grateful for your column Mr. Kunstler. It keeps me sane to know I am not alone in my observations and experiences during this time.

    “New ops against the people, such as the threatened central bank digital dollar, will be laughed off the stage.”

    Yes!

    The feverish hand-wringing by “alternative” journalists on this topic has become overwhelmingly irritating to me.

    First of all we HAVE digital banking. Debit cards and the like – what are they if not digital. The fantasy of course is much darker however that means you have to believe that they have a few things lined up:

    — one central place with all the financial information of every person in US. How? The IRS? They don’t have this information — no one does. Even if they did how is it coordinated?

    — banks and banks of servers to coordinate and process all the transactions of everything from a buying a pack of gum to purchases of mansions. Who is building those? With what processors?

    — endless constant energy to operate the banks of servers

    — endless minions to operate servers (and of course along with the notion that they are faithful and would never monkey-wrench anything). Oh I know, that crafty AI could do it – until the plug is pulled.

    — buy-in by everyone and elimination of fiat. Doubtful. People will work around it as we always do (at my small biz I’m getting lots of cash these days).

    I could go on and on but mostly I wonder why anyone else isn’t pointing these things out? Why the feverish worry that “this is happening fast” — really? How have the centralized plans worked lately? I only see failure.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 5, 2022 at 10:53 am #

      The IRS.

      They keep sending me letters about things that did not happen. I call them or write to them, thinking I have straightened everything out, then I get a new letter with a new imaginary situation.

      There is a cliff near my house that is looking good right about now.

      • WadeWaters December 5, 2022 at 11:50 am #

        I’ve ignored everything they’ve sent me for about 20 years now.

        • Ron Anselmo December 5, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

          Wade – just wait until one of the Biden regime’s proposed 87,000 IRS new hires – you know, the ones that should be proficient in the use of firearms and be willing to use deadly force if necessary – show up at your door. You can pretend you’re not home, but they’ll eventually be hard to ignore.

        • Q. Shtik December 5, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

          The IRS.

          They keep sending me letters about things that did not happen. – Beryl

          I’ve ignored everything they’ve sent me for about 20 years now. – Wade W

          ==========

          Youse guys make it sound so simple to ignore the IRS.

          Peter was audited and fined twice that I know of. A CPA did his returns but he could only use the data supplied by Peter which were laughable lies. For instance, for business mileage he kept no log of his travel, he just made shit up. To the extent that there were any legitimate records they were gathered and submitted by his wife, Darlene, who was the organized member of their relationship.

          After a long battle with “Parkinsonism” Dar died on the 4th of July 2014. The 2013 returns had never been completed since Peter (i.e. his accountant) always filed for an extension to Oct 15. He had no choice since Peter was incredibly bad at providing documentation*. And of course once DAR died no returns were ever submitted for that year or any year thereafter to this very day. Peter just said Fuck It!, metaphorically speaking. There were never any ramifications that I’m aware of as a result of his ignoring tax laws.

          There are many side issues related to Peter’s taxes that I could tell you about but I’d rather not bore you.

          Years passed, Dar’s ashes were in the ground and Peter had long since stopped paying the mortgage, property tax, HOA fees, utility bills, etc. while he continued to live in a small McMansion out in an area of NJ close to where Walter B lives. WE (the family) finally prevailed on him to sell his house (procrastination is Peter’s middle name). I have told the tale of this effort previously. A lawyer within our extended family handled the closing gratis. The lawyer’s office would contact my wife and say “we asked Peter to bring us seven pieces of documentation and he showed up with one measly piece of paper… can you help us with this? Peter is impossible.” My wife said “Yeah, tell me about it.”

          From the sell price, all those unpaid prop taxes and other unpaid bills had to first be paid off. This left an astonishingly small amount. Peter never saved any money in an IRA or otherwise. He always assumed his home’s value would increase endlessly but Au Contraire. The payout of what was left from the home’s sale came to Peter in two separate checks. The very day the first check was direct deposited in his bank account Peter was already on the Autotrain to Florida (the land of deadbeats and divorced husbands who don’t want to pay child support). When asked “Why Florida?” they invariably say they hate the cold weather up north.

          When Bo and I rescued Peter from a medical facility on the Gulf Coast on Jan. 24, 2020 his net worth was down to $13.5K. I had researched Peter’s finances (there were hundreds of pieces of unopened mail) and he asked me “but what happened to all that money?” and I said “that’s my question to you.” In plain English, he pissed it away.

          • Q. Shtik December 5, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

            … rescued Peter from a medical facility on the Gulf Coast on Jan. 24, 2020 – Q.

            ===========

            Not that it makes any difference to the point of my post (concerning tax returns) but in the interest of accuracy I believe we rescued Peter on Jan. 24, 2021, not 2020. So, we are approaching the two year anniversary of Peter having lived on my 3rd floor which began on or about Feb 1st, 2021.

          • TPTB-USA December 6, 2022 at 11:15 pm #

            The IRS/Government won’t care/concern themselves with the “chicken feed” will they Q. Because, “you will own nothing, and be happy”.

            BUT, they will want to know where you got the money to buy the property, and the expensive car.

            In a right of survivor death, one needs to go the county and file a death notice in order to “unlock” various accounts.

            A few more obstacles can easily be added to make an individual recognize that “you either play the game, or loose by default”.

          • Q. Shtik December 7, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

            The IRS/Government won’t care/concern themselves with the “chicken feed” will they Q.

            or loose by default”. – TPTB

            ============

            You wouldn’t think that they’d bother with low income filers yet they audited and fined Peter twice. I think when their algorithms spot something that is grotesquely false they feel they MUST audit or word would spread that you can get away with ANYTHING.

            BTW, it’s lose not loose.

          • TPTB-USA December 8, 2022 at 12:47 am #

            Do you think it would have been the same if he didn’t own anything of value?

            Would you mind following me around and correcting all the mistakes (I’m lucky I’ve gotten this far)?

      • Hardrock December 5, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

        Same here. I paid estimated taxes in one lump sum rather than worrying about vouchers….this seemed to throw a sabot in the gears. They send letters telling me to review the online site to get it straightened out but it never shows anything.

        I think they owe ME money now, so there’s no real incentive for anyone to do anything about it.

      • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

        You need to pay your taxes on time and in full or go Galt. The nail that stands up gets beaten down.

      • D from OR December 6, 2022 at 11:00 am #

        We get a letter every six months asking for taxes from an entity that we closed out 10 years ago.

        We’ve event talked to them on the phone and explained.

        What’s the reason? I thought they knew everything.

      • Anthea December 9, 2022 at 10:01 am #

        I know a guy in his 50s who has not filed a tax return or paid income tax in decades–mostly working off the books or as a 1099 employee. He has always ignored any IRS correspondence. I think the key to making this work is to have zero assets–and thus nothing that the IRS can take. Their only option is to put you in jail, which would be a loss for them, so they probably won’t bother.

        Could anyone do this without winding up destitute in their old age? I think so. But you’d really have to think it through.

    • JTinMD December 5, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      In general, I agree, D. The question at the end of the logical reduction seems to be, will the guys with the weapons actually fire upon the people? And will they unify after the shooting starts, or will they splinter?

      • Hereward the Woke December 5, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

        There is hope. Look at the revolt in China against the Covid insanity there. There were some government goons laying into the protesters, but at the end of the day, it was the government that backed down.

        • D from OR December 6, 2022 at 10:56 am #

          Thank you Hereward. That’s the point.

      • D from OR December 6, 2022 at 10:45 am #

        What guys with weapons? The police? Army?

        Who’s the boss?

        Otherwise again this is just some narrative not reality.

    • SW December 5, 2022 at 11:14 am #

      What you have missed is the fact that you have the option of dealing in cash. The point of all digital currency is to remove that option & then banks would have complete control over your personal & professional business. Working hand in hand with the government agencies, IRS-Homeland Security-EPA, etc, would create and maintain a slave state. The most effective means to destroy people is poverty. An earlier poster linked to tweets about goals for the people having 3 pieces of clothes a year added to their existing wardrobe. That can easily be accomplished if there’s no money to buy anything. Inflation will accomplish this.

      • Islander December 5, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

        SW:

        Paying in cash really is a small action we can all take. I am making a point of doing so for in-person shopping.

        Yesterday I apologized to a cashier for using a card to pay for a coffee—I had forgotten that I had scraped the bottom of my wallet.

        She said, It doesn’t matter; no one uses cash anymore.

        This isn’t good!

        • Hereward the Woke December 5, 2022 at 3:17 pm #

          Agreed. And of course, any CBDC will be lapped up by the sheep because it is “convenient”. Use cash as much as you can!

      • D from OR December 6, 2022 at 11:18 am #

        Seriously, no need to patronize.

        Cash is Fiat. It can be anything and has been and will be. Did I miss something there?

        I’m looking for the HOW.

        “…then banks would have complete control over your personal & professional business.”

        Just simply answer my energy question.

        Also the one about servers and computer maintenance.

        A simple uproar at a Chinese factory and no iphones for awhile so what happens if its computer chips and the like?

        Where can they put the banks or computers where they aren’t vulnerable from attack from the resistance? Just play it out.

        Or you could spend your time swooning over all the power you assume others have over you.

    • Ron Anselmo December 5, 2022 at 11:56 am #

      D – the ’90’s called and they want you back.

      • D from OR December 6, 2022 at 10:55 am #

        Lame.

        • Ron Anselmo December 6, 2022 at 6:08 pm #

          Well, will you go willingly, or will they have to drag you back?

    • elysianfield December 5, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

      “— one central place with all the financial information of every person in US. How? The IRS? They don’t have this information — no one does. Even if they did how is it coordinated?”

      D,
      Really? You ought to get out more….

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Data_Center

      • D from OR December 6, 2022 at 10:55 am #

        Oh please.

        Wiki?

        The data center isn’t the IRS. There is no cross-pollination. They want you to think that.

        You just want to be contrary.

        Answer my other questions about energy, personnel and they maybe I’d take you seriously.

        • elysianfield December 6, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

          D,
          Sorry , but none of the above. It is run by the NSA, and they collect every key stroke, every utterance, every digital byte…

          No cross pollination?

          https://www.engadget.com/2017-01-12-obama-expands-the-nsas-ability-to-share-data-with-other-agencie.html

          Over the years, I have read at least half a dozen books about the NSA, their mission. I do not need Wiki for background…you do…this is the reality. Your questions regarding energy and servers will also be answered. The NSA is one of the primary purchasers of supercomputers in the world…dating from the ’50’s.

          In what county do you reside? I/m in Coos.

    • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

      The manager of the Bank of Settlements explains why they want a central currency. Your credit card is not central currency, it is a promise to pay with national currency later. Like Wimpy in Popeye.

      youtube.com/watch?v=a9IimgEyjy4

      • stelmosfire December 5, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

        Paula, what is that a tadpole talking in that clip?

        • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 4:00 pm #

          lol, he is not the most attractive man in the world, but he is one of the richest and most powerful.

  18. Frank Buttitch December 5, 2022 at 10:56 am #

    My woke son in law told me he is going to buy a battery operated snowblower and sell his gas powered unit. We all live in the frozen tundra rustbelt.The more I try to educate him the dumber he gets.

    • benr December 5, 2022 at 11:02 am #

      Batteries don’t do well with extreme cold or heat.
      Terrible idea.
      There is always the age-old method of using a shovel.

    • Ron Anselmo December 5, 2022 at 11:40 am #

      Frank – lithium-ion batteries are famous for catching fire. Maybe if the garage catches fire, it’ll melt all the snow in the driveway. He may be smarter than you think.

    • Islander December 5, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

      Experience is still the best teacher.

    • BackRowHeckler December 5, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

      My neighbor had one of those battery powered snow blowers. It was worthless, a piece of sh#t. If you have to clear any area more than a walkway to the bus stop stop in front of your house 10 feet away it is a waste of money.

    • NickelthroweR December 5, 2022 at 3:03 pm #

      Certain battery powered tools make a lot of sense. For one, unless you are using Marine Grade Fuel, your gasoline will go bad after a few months. Also, the ethanol that is put in gasoline is more corrosive to hoses, seals, etc. You can foul a carb fairly quickly by leaving gasoline to sit for a few months thus rendering your tools useless.

      I have a battery powered lawnmower, chainsaws, weed eater, hedge trimmer and rototiller. They all run off of the same battery pack and they do just fine. The rototiller is the greediest with regards to power consumption but can tear up enough earth to put in a small garden and do so on a single charge.

      I also have a small solar rig that can recharge all of those batteries and when Brandon finally gets around to dropping the grid, my neighbors will be happy that I have those chainsaws and that I’m able to “rent” them equipment to put in a garden.

      When the gasoline taps gets shut off I’ll still be in business and be able to do some good.

      • BackRowHeckler December 5, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

        I’m slow to the take and actually just learned that the quality of most of our gasoline is not good. I was wondering why the carburetors in my mowers, chain saws, generators, snow blowers etc. were gumming up so quick even with careful maintenance.

      • stelmosfire December 5, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

        Buy AV gas, 100 octane, no ethanol, and it still has a little lead for your brain cells. Add some Pri-G and it will be good for years.

  19. Billy Hill December 5, 2022 at 11:05 am #

    The common wisdom used to be that when all else fails they take you to war (presumably to distract from the crumbling empire, then to write the next script).

    If the Ukraine Op is the worst catastrophe facing the USA as things fall apart then I’d deem us very lucky indeed — assuming it peters out with an Afghanistan-like coda.

    But can we count out the Nulands just yet? Lavrov has recently stated clearly that Russia considers NATO/USA as a direct belligerent.
    This did not get much press reaction in The West.
    If the neocons up the ante despite the obvious warning expect escalation to follow, and not necessarily limited to Western military assets in Eastern Europe. Putin is reputed to have said words to the effect that “if a fight is unavoidable, strike first.”

    • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

      But Russia has all that farmland, oil, gas, uranium and other resources!

      The US will never stop until our ruling overlords get their hands on those resources again.

      • BackRowHeckler December 5, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

        That ain’t going to happen.

      • Hereward the Woke December 5, 2022 at 3:19 pm #

        What people here forget is that it ain’t just about Russia. It’s China too. If we fight one, we get to fight the other one too. No way that China will allow the West to defeat Russia either militarily or economically. In a way, I hope Biden tries.

  20. notbob December 5, 2022 at 11:15 am #

    i hope you’re right that the CBDC gets laughed off stage. That is the worst possible outcome should that come to pass. Here is the way TPTB will play it: They will promise to fund everyone’s account with a tidy sum. The desperate and ignorant Americans will welcome the new currency like a drug addicted mother of four welcoming a monthly welfare installment. Then TPTB will own us.

    • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 11:58 am #

      I expect the CBDC to ride into our lives in the Trojan Horse of UBI. “Free money?! Sure! Sign me up!” Met not with resistance, but with rejoicing by the ignorant masses.

      Most people don’t think like us Clusterfuckers.

  21. mitchellc December 5, 2022 at 11:28 am #

    Well jim, allow me to welcome you to the other side.

    No more fighting against logic as you try to reconcile truth with conventional (guided) belief. Accept the fact of criminal conspiracy and forgo social approval; no more allergies.

    Anyway, one day yours will be the majority opinion, and then what of those who maintained the ring fence of acceptable dissent, those who controlled public opinion and approved platforms?

    The fun and games are only getting started – Maslow should be our muse. It’s all fine until eating, sleeping, staying warm and being mobile become luxuries.

  22. stelmosfire December 5, 2022 at 11:54 am #

    Somebody just demonstrated how fragile the grid is. A couple shots with a decent hunting rifle and there goes the power. These large transformers don’t grow on trees. In fact many come from our friends in the Middle Kingdom and the supply on hand in the USA is limited.

    • Woodchuck December 5, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

      A repeat of the Carrington event that happened in the mid 1800’s, well, that might take out many of our large transformers, and it might take years to get new ones built and installed. The dieoff that results from loss of the electric grid might even be so horrific that it discourages the survivors from trying to rebuild the system and life style that killed so many the first time after it all broke down due to a routine solar event. We are addicted to fossil fuels in the same way someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol. The dependency is so deep and systemic that when the addictive substance is unavailable for whatever reason, the addict dies. The system we’ve created might have made things very comfy and nice for a 100 years or so, but it seems absolutely nobody thinks about what the situation might be if it all breaks down. If you cannot live without fossil fuel inputs, then you are basically little more than a slave in a state of completel helplessness and dependency.

      Our ancestors were much stronger than we are because they didn’t live like we do.

      • Ron Anselmo December 5, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

        Simply put: Raw Materials + Energy Inputs = Finished Goods. Simple equation – the outcome is obvious.

      • stelmosfire December 5, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

        I’m more concerned about some sort of nuclear EMP attack without warning as in “one Second After”. With a CME we would have at least an 18 hour warning and maybe a couple days. The controllers, whoever that is, could at least make an attempt to take everything off line. I myself would be able to prepare if i heard about it.

      • SpeedyBB December 7, 2022 at 9:55 am #

        Woodchuck, ever so often I stumble upon a bit of history that inadvertently reveals how immensely more resilient, yes, and stronger they were up until the Twentieth Century anyway.

        Did you know that it was not uncommon for frontiersmen planning to strike out for the wild west to go to a city dentist and have each and every one of their teeth extracted?

        The reasoning was that an infected tooth in the barren expanse of the central plains – or worse the west – could soon kill you, painfully, and there was nothing you could do to alleviate it.

        So get ’em yanked and get ready to gum that jerky.

    • Not_GeorgeT December 5, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

      I think they are estimating a week of living by candlelight. Optimists?

      • stelmosfire December 5, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

        I’ll last a lot longer then a week unless I get killed in a riot/shootout.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 5, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

      There goes the power, and then they blame it on the alt-right, who are angry over drag queens coming to town.

    • Amman December 5, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

      The grid only goes down because someone wants it
      down.

      • stelmosfire December 5, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

        Yea someone like Ra.

        • Amman December 6, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

          Ha ha. Yes, he is, actually was, a god.

    • ryan1327 December 6, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

      Yes, I saw this. Had no idea you could shut down a county pot-shotting at the transformers. I expect to see more of it.

  23. thirdcoastlegend December 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

    Some good news as the DC junta kicks the can yet again on the Real ID enforcement date for air travelers down the road to May 2025.

    How many times have they done this because they refuse to admit no one wants the, “enhanced,” driver’s licenses?

    • Woodchuck December 5, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

      In a few years, and after the USA loses access to the imported heavy crude needed to make diesel and jet fuel – there won’t be much air traveling going on, at least not for us “masses”. At some point, when fuel is either rationed or unavailable, there won’t even be much point in having a driver’s license.

      • thirdcoastlegend December 5, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

        Yup.

        All remaining available fossil fuels will go straight to the US military and the people in charge of them.

      • BackRowHeckler December 5, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

        Will jet fuel still be available for Leonardo DeCaprio’s and John Kerry’s privately owned Jetstream IVs? After all, they’re engaged in the important work of saving the planet from Big Oil.

  24. rundmc December 5, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

    I’d been thinking about it for a while, but it only took a few weeks into the covid “pandemic” for me to make firm plans to leave the west coast for good. Sold my home I’d had for 15 years (at a nice, top of the market, price), bought land in the WY/ID/lower MT area. And, not near places like Bozeman, Jackson or Boise. In a rural area where people know how to fix their own things, grow their own food even still, know each other and where we get our own energy from a mix of near-by coal, oil, water, wind and sun. I don’t miss anything about the urban areas I’ve left – not the foodie scene, shopping, live theater – and certainly not the homeless everywhere, increasing crime and lunatic elected officials. If you have the means, go rural and go rural quick.

  25. Paula D December 5, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

    I ran across an 11 y.o. video that talks about 9-11 as a massive cover-up and destruction of evidence previous financial crimes.

    I don’t pretend to know how selling bonds was part of the financial rape of Russia in 1991, but apparently those bonds were coming due in Sept. 2001, until 9-11 happened and the rules were loosened for 45 days.

    That is only part of the destruction of witnesses and evidence that happened on that day, most of it laid out in the first 20 minutes of the video.

    youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=n_fp5kaVYhk%5C

    And watching as crazed Ukrainians throw themselves against the Russian frontlines, and how they torture and murder Russian POWs, while Russians insist that “We are all one family”, you have to wonder what made them such crazed haters.
    Turns out they have been teaching it to the kids in school for the last 8 years, and the US funded the textbooks. Just like the University of Nevada wrote jihadist textbooks which were handed out to Pakistani and Afghan boys in madrassas, teaching them to hate Russians back in the 80s.

    Now look at what they are teaching schoolchildren in the US nowadays and realize that it is the same rulers pushing CRT that pushed jihadism and nazism in other countries. I have no doubt it has the same purpose.

    • thirdcoastlegend December 5, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

      Didn’t Rumsfeld announce the Pentagon had lost $2.3 trillion on 9-10?

      Scott Ritter posted an interview with a Russian commander claiming the only languages they hear on their radio intercepts are English and Polish.

      Rumors out of Poland claim they have begun conscripting 200k men to fight in Ukraine.

      • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

        Yes, Rumsfield made that announcement and the next day we are told that the hijacker who couldn’t fly a Cessna and who “hated America” flew all the way around the Pentagon instead of coming in straight and crashing into the top generals and Rumsfield.

        Instead we are told that he “conducted a descending and accelerating 330 degree corkscrew turn from 7000 feet west of the Pentagon to arrive precisely at ground level without skidding the surface to strike the Office of Naval Intelligence with military precision at over 500 miles per hour.”

        The Office of Naval Intelligence was hit, killing all the investigators

        The auditors working on the missing funds were also killed.

        The video I posted was mostly about the financial crimes, not the absurdity of the Official Story, but the story of Hani Hanjour and the undefended Pentagon is definitely part of the Official Story.

        • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

          It’s dangerous to be an investigator of the crimes of the elite.

          Back in 1988 Pan Am 103 was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland. Pan Am hired investigators to find out who did it and why.

          It turned out to be Palestinian terrorists hired by the Oliver North Guns For Drugs operation being run out of the White House basement (overseen by that same George H.W. Bush who ran the scam on Russia a few years later).

          There was a DIA team of investigators on that plane who had evidence of the drug and gun running. They dead now.

          Pan Am was driven out of business for their impertinence, and when 9-11 happened the Federal Government stepped in to pay off the families so that no uppity airlines decided to investigate what had happened to those four planes.

          • Vegan Shark December 5, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

            Airlines are not primary investigators of accidents involving their planes. At most they send a few representatives to work with national agencies such as the U.S. NTSB.

          • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

            But Pan Am did hire an investigator back then.

          • Islander December 6, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

            Weren’t there some important Chinese scientists on the Malaysian flight XXX (can’t recal numbers) that was lost over the Eastern Indian Ocean? Or members of some group that was presumed to have info relating to something . . . ?

          • Paula D December 6, 2022 at 9:13 pm #

            I seem to remember they were big on semiconductor research or something like that.

            Yeah, Malaysia Airlines should have hired an investigator to find out why three of their planes were attacked that year.

            First, the one that “disappeared”. Yeah, right.

            Then, the one shot down over Ukraine.

            Third, the one that crashed in December 2014.

            Someone was sending a message.

          • Islander December 6, 2022 at 11:24 pm #

            Paula:

            I think one speculation was that the “message” concerned Malaysia’s holding a people’s court or tribunal kind of event regarding . . . the Iraq War? Or maybe the Libya invasion?

            Or maybe re 9/11?

            The speculation was that TPTB were not amused at this.

          • Paula D December 7, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

            Yeah, I think they convicted George the Lesser and a couple of others of war crimes.

            So bye-bye hundreds of people on those planes.

            And as is our rulers’ wont, they got double duty out of the July one by blaming it on Russia.

        • Vegan Shark December 5, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

          I have not read that the hijacker pilot made a circling approach to the Pentagon. Source?

          You’re right that the official story of the hijacked plane’s flight path is a crock. I recall one 20,000-hour professional airline pilot saying he could not have managed it, let alone an unlicensed training school student.

          • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

            Here is a cartoon version of the Official Story:

            .youtube.com/watch?v=MHgNRcrNvoA

            Here is a debunking site pointing out how incredible (as in not at all credible) the story is:

            (Wow. Trying to find the website I took the above quote from, I ran into 404 after 404. I must have used different search terms earlier.
            Anyway, I had to go back to my history to find it again….)

            //911pilots.org/hijackers/

          • Not_GeorgeT December 5, 2022 at 5:11 pm #

            Pilots for 911 truth made a dvd set with quite a bit of detail, including animation with narration. They are a bit technical at times (not deep-dive technical) discussing what should have been visible if a plane of such size flew so close to the ground. What should have happened didn’t.

            A lot of it has disappeared from searches. However, they made physical dvd sets. The challenge would be finding them in places, maybe libraries, maybe private collections. I had a set, maybe 2. It was a way of supporting their efforts.

            The conclusion they came to, as experienced pilots of both military and commercial aircraft, is nearly impossible for them to do such precision flying. Some admitted it was beyond their skill set.

            Apparently being able to incompetently fly a Cessna makes one a more precision-talented pilot.

            Regarding the circling approach, this is one of the points. Experienced pilots found it difficult to near impossible to imagine putting a commercial airliner into such a turn.

            If one can find still photos of the near-aftermath, there is no debris field. The experienced pilots said no, doesn’t work that way.

            Later photos (PhotoShop can do wonders) show a small debris field from a different angle. Another no-go.

          • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

            The cartoon I posted showing the Official Story was rather vague about the turn, if you didn’t watch it.

            Corny music, mixed with interspersed cartoon cuts from various cartoon angles, made it look less impossible than a straightforward animation would have.
            I wish I had the pilots version to share, for sure.

        • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

          Hani Hanjour received his pilot’s license with the provision that he only fly accompanied by another licensed pilot – so poor was his ability.

          Yet his skills were adequate to conduct “a descending and accelerating 330 degree corkscrew turn from 7000 feet west of the Pentagon to arrive precisely at ground level without skidding the surface to strike the Office of Naval Intelligence with military precision at over 500 miles per hour.”

          Nothing to it – or so I’ve been told by none other than an airline pilot. (Apparently not a member of Pilots for 9/11 Truth.)

          And leave no debris. ‘Cause airliners are basically just pans of Jiffy Pop. They disintegrate into subatomic particles when smashing into anything thicker than a cloud.

          Uh huh. Nothing to see here. Just some devout Muslims upping their Angry Birds skills.

          • MaryQueen December 8, 2022 at 10:44 pm #

            His passport survived though – which was double plus good evidence.

      • Islander December 5, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

        I don’t understand why Poland would want to send its youth—or anyone—-to fight in Ukraine on the side of Ukraine.

        I thought the Ukes hated the Polaks. And vice versa. And coveted Galicia.

        Are the Polaks doing this to curry favor with the US/NATO?

        Or will they “occupy” Galicia and then not go back to Poland?

        • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

          I assume that all former Warsaw Pact members get the same “Hate Russkies” schoolbooks that Ukraine schoolchildren get.

          It is bizarre that they are fighting on the same side as the Banderists who killed hundreds of thousands of Poles, but Poles are not famous for their intelligence.

        • niner December 5, 2022 at 7:09 pm #

          Yeah, that seems to be the best guess. Poland is puffing up its military presence because they plan to occupy and appropriate north west UKR. As before.

          The Poles owned as part of their national lands, much of what is now called UKR.

          Poles will establish a military occupation and a boundary line and dare the Russians to cross it.

          Ukrainians? who dat.

          Ritter, Macgregor, the Duran, many have opined on aspects of the Polish strategy.

          • Islander December 6, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

            Such a plan by the Polaks would seem to complicate the Russians’ establishment of a buffer/no man’s land area between itself and any NATO state.

            Somehow I can’t imagine that Russia would like the idea of going to the trouble to demilitarize Ukraine only to find that it is now new neighbors with the Poles!!

            Again!!

            Maybe Putin will come up with some kind of a pact.

            Poland seems to lend itself to pacts.

      • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

        I heard about the Poles also. Yesterday I also heard that there was a unit of Georgians about to be smashed.

        And they also hear Spanish spoken by the mercenaries. That might explain where some of those 2,000,000 young men who have been waved across our southern border ended up.

        • thirdcoastlegend December 5, 2022 at 1:51 pm #

          Paula-

          Good call on the Spanish intercepts.

          Quite a few Spanish speaking mercs are being exposed on the, “TrackANaziMerc,” Telegram channel.

      • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

        There may well be Muslims fighting on both sides as well. Consider the millions of young men who marched into Germany a few years ago. “Refugees” in designer clothes, in good shape. That took a lot of planning and feeding. Yet we’ve heard hardly a word about it.

        • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

          It has also been reported that the US is moving some ISIS terrorists from Syria to fight on the side of Ukraine.

          But I saw a video some years ago, before YouTube started censoring in 2017, which was ISIS members opening a shipment of weapons from the Ukrainian nazis who were funneling NATO weapons to Syria

          There was something wrong with the weapons. I don’t speak Arabic but I could tell they were furious and cussing up a storm. And now they can get their revenge on the Banderists who ripped them off.

          But maybe they’ll be like the Poles and forget about it.

          • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

            Hahahaha!

          • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

            I doubt the ISIS thugs will turn on their paymaster. They will kill who they are paid to kill.

            Of course there will be extracurricular, recreational killing (raping, robbing, beating, etc.) too – best to think of it as fringe benefits. We can always blame it on the Russians.

    • Amman December 5, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

      U of Nevada? – I’d have never guessed.

      • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

        Oops. My bad.

        It was the University of Nebraska, not Nevada.

        .slideshare.net/2sadanand/afghan-schoolbook-nebraska

        • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

          Hmmm. Is this the same university that Sam Binton the “dog” disciplinarian teaches classes at?

          • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 7:20 pm #

            Ha! I didn’t realize that.

            Oh, Nebraska, we hardly knew ye.

          • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 7:35 pm #

            Seriously! The last place I’d expect a real cesspool of wokie perviness would be Nebraska.

          • Amman December 6, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

            Is that sarcasm, MQ?

          • Amman December 6, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

            And Yes to Oh, Canada.

          • MaryQueen December 8, 2022 at 10:45 pm #

            No it’s not sarcasm

        • Amman December 6, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

          Makes me wonder how many other countries benefit from this and other attentions.

          • Paula D December 6, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

            Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Iraq as well as Ukraine, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

            And now, the USA.

    • WadeWaters December 5, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

      Thanks for posting. I’m going to watch this.

    • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

      The thing that always gets me about the pentagon is, it was impossible for a commercial jet airliner to hit it like it did. It had to be a missile or controlled demo. I saw Barbara Honegger’s 3-hour breakdown of it.

      In any case, it was physically impossible, just like so many other false flags were (OK bombing, etc.) and yet people still believe it even after being shown the evidence of the impossibility.

      This is why I have little faith that most will ever get the covid hoax. We seem to be programmed to not believe in the laws of physics.

      • Not_GeorgeT December 5, 2022 at 5:21 pm #

        I did quite a bit of research on the topic of the ‘planes’ and the route they allegedly took.

        My conclusion, shared by others, was a missile. It was a precision hit into the newly renovated and harden area housing Naval Intelligence. What is telling, among other features, is the exit hole. Tough locating pics of it at this point. Impact, explosion, energy wave continuing forward until exiting through the inside wall.

        While I’m at it, to fly such an aircraft into the towers allowed, based on wingspan, a 25 foot margin of error.

        • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 7:32 pm #

          I think it was pre-planted explosives. That part of the Pentagon had recently been “updated”, much like the parts of the WTC that were hit. Did you see the testimony of the employee who had just come back from maternity leave? She heard explosions and smelled explosives.

          Lots and lots of people saw a plane flying overhead just before the explosions. I saw a video of an employee who was on the other side of the Pentagon, smoking a cigarette, and he saw a plane flying low on that side, just after the explosions.

          All those “witnesses” swear that they saw a plane flying into the Pentagon, but what they actually saw was a plane flying over the Pentagon, obscured by a massive explosion and smoke.

          Smokers are the real truth tellers. I have a friend who was in Washington, DC on Jan. 6th, and she was by the tunnels smoking a cigarette at about 5pm, when she saw a young woman being wheeled out on a gurney, looking pale and “resigned”. She said “She looked like someone going to surgery.” She had an IV, and was surrounded by agents.
          She had been out all day at the demonstration and so missed the “news” coverage. She heard about Ashley Babbit later and thought she had seen her being wheeled out, but I had to tell her that that whole thing went down about 1pm and was long over at 5pm.
          But she saw someone.

          • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

            Very good, Paula. Jibes with my take on it. I think a missile would have been way more risky and clumsy.

          • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 7:44 pm #

            Actually, they were doing CPR on her at 1pm, but she wasn’t declared dead at the hospital until much later that night. I find it hard to believe that they did CPR for 6 hours.

            So whatever happened in between, or who that person was who was wheeled out at 1pm, we will probably never know.

          • Amman December 6, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

            In retrospect, I would say 911 was the biggest crime in the history of mankind.

          • Amman December 6, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

            And they got away with it – at least in this life.

        • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 7:33 pm #

          My issue with that is, wasn’t that super chancy? A controlled demolition would knock out the part they wanted to (as Paula says above, the evidence and the evidence workers). Are missiles that exact? I don’t know. There were some things on the ground that they tried to pass off as “American Airlines” insignia/branding on a piece of metal, but it didn’t match. Of course, no one asked questions (except Barbara Honegger, and other ‘conspiracy theorists.’). BTW, Honegger was a WH offficial under Reagan, I believe.

          • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 7:45 pm #

            I think that people would have seen a missile, just like they saw the plane.

            Also, a missile launched from where? There was a packed freeway right by the Pentagon (which is where a lot of the plane witnesses were).

            How to shoot a missile that low and not hit anything but the Office of Naval Intelligence?

          • Paula D December 6, 2022 at 11:26 am #

            Yes, Honegger was a Reagan official. She is the one who spilled the beans about the Reagan campaign deal with the Ayatollah, where Iran kept the hostages until Reagan was inaugurated, so that Carter wouldn’t be re-elected, and then the Reagan administration sold arms to Iran.

            The October Surprise.

          • MaryQueen December 6, 2022 at 6:08 pm #

            Another point I meant to make, Paula, thanks.

            Where would the missile have been launched from???

            Yeah I am gonna go with controlled demolition, just like the 3 towers, and the OK ‘bombing’.

        • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

          The documentary Loose Change makes the case for a missile strike on the Pentagon. A very short video clip shows – from the only camera (of hundreds – thousands?) not immediately seized by the FBI – what is claimed to be a missile striking the Pentagon.

          According to the official story, a jet engine punched through 10 separate concrete walls – miraculously threading the needle between several concrete support pillars – to penetrate the inner wall. Meanwhile, the airliner, the passengers, the luggage, all vaporized.

          I flew over the site of the ’96 ValuJet crash in the Everglades in a helicopter at an altitude of 500 feet, 3 days after the crash. More evidence of a plane crash there – the airliner itself disappeared into a 60 foot deep muck hole – than I saw at the Pentagon, or Shanksville, PA, on TV on 9/11.

          I remember hearing on the news the night of the Oklahoma City bombing that several unexploded bombs were found and removed from inside the building. Never heard it again – except from conspiracy theorists.

          My guess on the Pentagon: pre-planted explosives. Just like the Twin Towers.

          • MaryQueen December 6, 2022 at 6:10 pm #

            JInx! Or, great minds… I had just finished up my comment before reading yours, and yeah, the best explanation is controlled demo.

            I just can’t figure out how they could have launched a missile that would hit the exact spot. And as Paula asks, from where?

            And yeah: No evidence of any sort of missile or plane.

          • Paula D December 7, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

            There was a plane. Lots of people saw it. It just didn’t go into the Pentagon, it went over it.

          • MaryQueen December 8, 2022 at 10:47 pm #

            BTW, I watched “Loose Change” in 2003 – to give you an idea of how long I’ve been onto the scam!

    • DaveO907 December 5, 2022 at 5:54 pm #

      The U.S. and Canada took in the Ukrainian Nazis following WW II. They form a strong political constituency in Canada. One of their own is Finance Minister and Deputy PM.
      The OSS-MI-5 were actively recruiting stay-behind far-right commando/guerilla groups to keep things restive for the Soviets. Many deaths and much destruction followed throughout the Cold War (that never ended.) Of course we never heard about it.
      A stark fact of history is no Ukrainian Nazis were ever tried at Nuremberg, in spite of actions that appalled even the SS death squads and the numbers dead from their depredations were and are sickening. Jews, Poles, Hungarians, Russians, their own, some kind of record for the era, I have little doubt. That kind of hatred as taught by the CIA-MI-5 since 2014 was sown in already fertile fields.

      Germany was destroyed. The Nazis not so much. Their membership was (and is) transcontinental. The games that have been run on us since Bernays got his wings have been and continue in their evermore sophisticated techniques and applications. But you know this already.
      Many do not and will not. Ever. They’re going to “fight for the American way” and will continue to carry on as usual in spite of the heaping piles of evidence. But you knew this too.

      It’s lonely in the wilderness. But it’s as honest as one can be. I think it’s worth it, if not necessary for living a full term. Fortunately for me, I’ve got most of that already out of the way.
      Peace to you for as long as it lasts.

      • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

        Thanks. Peace to you also.

    • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 7:41 pm #

      Barbara Honegger also thought it was a missile, but I don’t believe she was settled on it. ANd I’m going from memory, because it’s been a few years since I watched this. But it’s really great, if memory serves, for anyone who’s interested:

      https://youtu.be/hcTQdqSDYB0

      I am also amazed that in 2015 or so it aired on Seattle public TV.

      Try and pull that shit now – I dare ya!

  26. Hardrock December 5, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

    Today’s title is especially fitting….the lights just went out as I started reading. This has been happening weekly for some time. I’ve been in this house since ’96 and it used to NEVER happen. What’s up with this? Anyone else experiencing unusual outages? Comes right back up but there have been some fried electronics and I HATE resetting all the clocks. It seems like even an electric toothbrush has a freakin’ clock that has to be reset.

    • BackRowHeckler December 5, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

      What happened yesterday to the grid in NCarolina? Somebody shot it up and knocked it out. I’m reminded of the book ‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline! written by a Swedish Professor who advocates eco-terrorism in the fight against Big Oil & Climate Change.

    • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

      I almost froze to death one night a couple of week ago. But now I have my propane heater ready to rumble.

      How long does propane last? Anyone know?

      • Woodchuck December 5, 2022 at 1:48 pm #

        Real men know how to dress to stay warm under any conditions. It’s easy after you’ve spent time working or playing outside all day long in sub freezing temps. Real men also know where to get and how to use heavy down sleeping bags that keep you toasty warm at night. It’s wusses, sissies, and women that must have propane in order to get by in winter. How long does propane last? Well, it depends on how many gallons of the stuff you have in storage.

        • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

          This is your suppressed (and therefore unrefined and vicious) macho side coming out. Hello, Redneck!

          My Celtic ancestors in Europe talked like this and got slaughtered. Armor is for sissies. So are heavy down sleeping bags.

          Same thing in England. Every Roman Legion had a “psychologist” or expert on foreigners with them. The Romans were beseiging the great fortress at Dorchester. What should we do, they asked? He replied, Call them women. They did and the Celts came pouring out to be slaughtered.

          Ireland? Same thing. No heavy down sleeping bag armor. One Norman Baron wrote to another, Our opponents are naked. Strike, barons, strike!

          The Celtic refugees who fled to Scotland may have learned their lesson, perhaps aided by the Picts – who may have had a different ethnic lineage. I don’t know if they got armor, but they got cunning and managed to wipe out a legion or two. The Romans became afraid of them and built a wall rather than fight them.

          • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

            The Scots – those “Celtic refugees who…” invaded what became known as “Scotland” – were of a different lineage than the Picts. The Scots spoke a Goidelic Celtic language, while the Picts spoke a Brittonic Celtic language. They had been separate long enough to think of the other as the Other.

            So probably not much aid from the Picts – the people whose land they were invading. Besides, the Picts fought naked too. Blue paint is not the most effective armor.

            Then 1200 years later, England uproots Lowland Scots (the Picts having become the Highland Scots) and transplants them to Ulster to make it more Protestant, more like the English. That’s Irish comedy for ya.

          • Jarek December 7, 2022 at 1:32 am #

            The Scots invaded Scotland centuries after the period I’m talking about. The Britons may have been related to the Picts. I don’t think people know. They had a different way of life, but their land was much harder than the prime real estate the main body of Celts had taken.

            The Scots and Picts fought for centuries until finally becoming one people via royal marriage. The Scots probably dominated the partnership.

        • Islander December 5, 2022 at 4:46 pm #

          Real children, too!

          I am glad I grew up in an unimproved Cape. No central heating, no AC, no nothing except a converted wood stove in the kitchen and a fireplace in the living room. And storm windows. In the winter only the kitchen, dining room, and living room were heated.

          I’m more worried about the pipes freezing than me freezing. But, I live in a fairly forgiving climate.

          • Anthea December 6, 2022 at 9:34 am #

            @ Islander:

            Yes, if you don’t have central heat, you biggest issue is frozen pipes–usually overnight, when the temps drop and the fire is banked in the wood stove. The best solution for that is to re-plumb with PEX. (It will freeze, but it won’t break.)

            My previous house, where I lived for over 20 years, had no central heat. There was a wood stove in one room, a propane fireplace in the living room, and a propane wall heater in the bathroom. We sometimes used electric space heaters in bedrooms. I even used a kerosene heater for a couple of years, before we installed propane. One family of neighbors basically moved in with us when the electricity went out. That was the year when we had a major ice storm, which I think was 2002. We were happily cooking and making coffee on the wood stove, and lighting candles and kerosene lamps at night. The biggest inconvenience was water, which I pulled up from the cistern with a bucket. This was because the pump was electric. It takes quite a bit of water to keep the toilet flushed in a large household. But our electricity seldom went out, and never for long, as all our lines were underground there.

          • Islander December 6, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

            Anthea:

            Sounds pretty much like my childhood house! I don’t think our pipes ever froze but could be wrong about that. I do recall leaving a faucet dripping on a few occasions. One advantage to the limited warm space was that the whole family was in the living room in the evening (after dishes washed). No skulking about in your room fiddling with your device!!

            It was a small house and the converted wood stove was on all night.

            The problem with my current situ is that I live in a small “garret” apt at the top of a smallish converted 1900-built building with a few units. There is one furnace for the whole house. I have no control over anything. The heat is on in the building, my own thermostat is working, but the baseboard units in my apt are not working. There must be an air lock of some kind, but I have no idea how to bleed this type of unit.

            Et cetera et cetera et cetera, as the king/Yul Brynner said in The King and I!!

      • BackRowHeckler December 5, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

        Not long. It burns up quick.

      • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

        It depends on how much you use it.

      • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

        Maybe I wasn’t specific enough: How long does it last in the tank, unused, before it becomes useless?

        • stelmosfire December 5, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

          Until the tank rots out and it all escapes. otherwise indefinitely.

        • Daddyotis December 5, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

          Propane is actually one of the most stable fuels available. It will essentially last forever in your storage tank, while heating oils, gas, and diesel have a storage limit anywhere from one year to a few years

          • elysianfield December 5, 2022 at 6:55 pm #

            Daddy,
            I have used diesel that was almost 20 years old. and without issue.

          • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 7:48 pm #

            Did it seem weird to you to call him Daddy?
            Because it looked weird to me when I read it.

          • elysianfield December 6, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

            Paula,
            Sort of. …my friends call me Alice, but I’ll take a dare….

          • Paula D December 6, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

            I had to look that one up.

        • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

          Fascinating and useful. I will by some larger tanks then.

          Thanks, gents.

          I remember Woody back when we were Neanderthals with an ice age coming. He was raving about how good his bear skin coat was and that fire was for sissies.

          • stelmosfire December 5, 2022 at 4:20 pm #

            Jarek, propane is LPG, liguified petroleum gas, you have to remember to shake your tanks every month or the components will separate.

          • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 5:07 pm #

            What about checking the tanks with soapy water for leaks? How important is that?

            Worst case scenarios? Explosive or just peaceful but fiery? Carbon Monoxide, so there has to be an opened window.

          • elysianfield December 5, 2022 at 6:53 pm #

            Jarek,
            Remember that the gas is heavier than air…it can collect in basements, stairwells, etc. Trace compounds are added for an unpleasant smell, and this draws flies…Sooo, if flies are congregating around your supply, you probably have a leak.

            I would give the Saint credit for knowing what he is talking about., but I never EVER heard of LPG separating…shaking fire extinguishers, certainly.

            I will check it out.

          • elysianfield December 5, 2022 at 6:59 pm #

            Jarek,
            The Saint was just “pulling your Pulaski”…no need to shake the tank.

          • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm #

            Yes, it smells like methane and all things decay. I can imagine flies would like it.

          • stelmosfire December 5, 2022 at 9:03 pm #

            Methane is odorless, and lighter than air. Natural gas is mainly methane. Propane is a different animal.

          • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

            “…no need to shake the tank.”

            That’s a relief. My propane tank is 330 gallons. I was just out there with a 4×4 fence post – couldn’t budge it.

          • Jarek December 8, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

            It will last until it’s gone. Then you can shake it.

      • thirdcoastlegend December 5, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

        If you still have electricity, go pickup one of the Sunbeam electric blankets at WalMart and a cheap fleece blanket to throw on top of that.

        You’ll be plenty toasty.

        • Anthea December 6, 2022 at 9:45 am #

          @ thirdcoastlegend:

          It’s good to have lots of down comforters, “down alternative” comforters, and a feather mattress. I used to have two or three feather mattresses that I bought at thrift stores.

          Another really good trick is to heat rocks on top of the wood stove and put them at the foot of your bed at night. Only really hard igneous rocks work well for this. Eventually I found an antique foot-warming stone at a garage sale. These are large, flat soapstones–about 10″ X 14″, and about an inch thick. They will retain heat all night long. It’s especially nice to put the hot stone in the bed about an hour before retiring. Gets the bed super-warm.

          Some people fill empty water bottles with hot water and put those at the foot of the bed.

          • Paula D December 7, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

            I wear socks to bed.

      • elysianfield December 5, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

        Jarek,
        A gallon of propane has approx. 90,000BTU. Look at your heater, it will be listed at a BTU rating…usually per hour. Do da math….

        • stelmosfire December 5, 2022 at 4:23 pm #

          But he’ll probably be buying it in twenty lb. tanks. How many btu’s is that? This maff stuff is hard!

        • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 5:09 pm #

          Thanks Eli. That’s helpful. Sorry about Selma, both Alabama and Hayek.

      • Not_GeorgeT December 5, 2022 at 5:24 pm #

        Propane lasts until the tank goes empty.

        Tanks come in different sizes.

    • WadeWaters December 5, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

      A Ukrainian woman I chat with online has vanished for the time being. The website says “No electricity in Ukraine. Your posts will be responded to when power is restored.”

      • Anthea December 6, 2022 at 9:48 am #

        I buy seeds from a seed company in Ukraine–Nikitovka Seeds. Their website is still up, and it looks like their location is in the suburbs of Kiev.

  27. BackRowHeckler December 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

    The hell you say. What about the TRANSFER TO RENEWABLEs, THE EV REVOLUTION, & the BRIGHT GREEN UTOPIA I read about every day in the Guardian and Atlantic?

    Sophisticated, lethal US weaponry abandoned in Afghanistan & provided to Ukraine is beginning to turn up in hot spots across the world in the hands of rebel armies, criminal gangs, and terror cells. Thanks Uncle Sam! Ukraine is wrecked; it has no Navy or Air Force, and the Ukrainian Army is being pounded into fine powder by Russian Artillery. To continue this war is criminal; Ukraine has lost, and lost badly. Where is the $105 billion. Does anybody know?

    • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

      At least part of it went up Zelensky’s nose.

      • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

        I wonder if he shared any with Hunter Biden?

        • Hereward the Woke December 5, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

          Who nose?

    • stelmosfire December 5, 2022 at 2:32 pm #

      Me thinks once the ground freezes up the real fun begins.

      • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 1:33 pm #

        My guess is that the fun begins the day after Christmas.

        For that reason I’m going to refill my propane tank a little bit early. Goin’ long on Parmesan cheese too.

    • John001 December 5, 2022 at 4:45 pm #

      Surely most of the $105,000,000,000 is by now in numbered bank accounts in the world’s tax havens?

      There was a 2011 book ‘Treasure Islands’ on roughly how they work. The City of London wouldn’t at all accept that it’s a tax haven, but it seems to be the centre of the operation.

      • Islander December 5, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

        See The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire.

        Brilliant documentary on the growth of tax havens after WW2.

      • GreenAlba December 5, 2022 at 8:22 pm #

        I have a copy of ‘Treasure Islands … ‘ Basically it’s the continuation of colonialism by other means. There was a chapter on France, one on Britain, one on the US – I forget the rest. Excellent book, though. There’s a revised version, which I have on my Kindle but haven’t got round to reading.

        Thanks for the heads up re The Spider’s Web, islander.

    • Not_GeorgeT December 5, 2022 at 5:27 pm #

      Much $ into the DNC

    • SpeedyBB December 7, 2022 at 11:39 am #

      Did they put a hand down between the cushions?

  28. noel bodie December 5, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

    Some lights go out….some lights go on…..something’s never change.

  29. MD3 December 5, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

    With the country on the verge of a crack-up, one of the most important unanswered questions is: How do we get rid of the 100 million or more legal and illegal immigrants in our midst? It gets messy when you have to break up families, but we can’t support that many beggars, or on the other end, foreigners who steal the dwindling number of decent jobs.

    • Islander December 5, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

      “How do we get rid of the 100 million or more legal and illegal immigrants in our midst?”

      Start with the illegals.
      Low-hanging fruit.

    • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

      Freedom begins between the ears – and in the heart as well. Hsin or heart/mind as the Chinese say.

      Break up families? Which ones, ours or theirs?

      You want America to be free, prosperous and happy? Here’s the secret: We matter. They don’t.

      Back when America worked – that was the secret motto inscribed on White hearts and minds.

      And YES, the Left knows this and that’s why they hate us. The Right doesn’t love itself enough to know its own history. And wouldn’t be able to accept it (believe me, I know) even if it was presented to them. Too sentimental and weak. Too Christian but not really since they just want to keep on watching football and buying things. They like the Black players! Normalcy bias to the max. Prognosis? Terminal.

    • BackRowHeckler December 5, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

      Huh, haven’t you heard? The 100 million illegals are scheming to get rid of you, and they are backed by a major US political party.

      • MD3 December 5, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

        I’m well aware. I’ve been a VDare supporter since the organization was founded and I was reading Sam Francis columns when I was 10 years old.

        • Cruizin Suzin December 5, 2022 at 8:35 pm #

          VDare…isn’t that named after the (supposedly) first white ‘American’ to be born in the US? Surely that makes her your very own ‘anchor baby’?

          • Jarek December 6, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

            No, we are living on conquered land. The new people don’t even have to conquer us, since our leaders are giving it away to them.

          • Islander December 6, 2022 at 11:27 pm #

            Virginia Dare.

            Thanks for that explanation.

    • Woodchuck December 5, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

      My prediction is that a horrifically cold winter in Europe, along with lack of the basic things you need in order to live, stuff like food, fuel, clothing etc. – will encourage a lot of the darker skinned “southern people” in Europe to go back home to where they came from. A place where it’s warmer and where there’s at least a bit of food. Maybe even some employment.

      For the USA it won’t be so easy. Unless of course, living conditions here deteriorate to the point that it’s better in Central and South America. Then all of our southern invaders might also pack up and go south looking for better opportunities. That’s the reason they came here in the first place. If things get back enough, they’ll pack up and go back home.

      • MD3 December 5, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

        If by “better opportunities” you mean “free stuff,” then we are in agreement.

        • Cruizin Suzin December 5, 2022 at 8:40 pm #

          MD3 – no, “better opportunities” means things like education, a job with some level of legal protections and the chance to “make good” with one’s talents. Like those who colonised the British Empire (including America), there was bugger-all “free stuff” back then, and, as I understand it (at least where I live) there’s not much “free stuff” for immigrants until they’re citizens. Can’t speak for where you live, but it’s mischaracterising to state that immigrants only want “free stuff”, which is you saying you don’t like anyone else getting anything you have to pay for.

          • Islander December 6, 2022 at 11:28 pm #

            There was a lot of free land.

      • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

        .pewresearch.org/hispanic/2015/11/19/more-mexicans-leaving-than-coming-to-the-u-s/

        Of course, the US makes up for that by importing people south of Mexico’s border and Africans (who we are told walk to the US because……freedom.)

      • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

        It’s too much work to pack up and go back home. And it doesn’t make sense when the “better opportunities” are right next door with your native European neighbors.

        My prediction – I hadn’t planned to make one, but I can’t help myself – is that that cold winter will cause those innocent asylum-seekers to go apeshit on their neighbors to secure the necessary food, fuel, clothing, cars, housing, booze, white women, etc.

        And the woked-up police will shoot the man attempting to defend his home from the blessings of diversity.

  30. niner December 5, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler, writes again,

    just the facts, ma’am, just the facts.

    i’m thinking of not voting again. i’ve voted in every possible election — municipal, state, national — my entire life.

    it’s broken. and it isn’t going to be fixed until our entire theory of government is replaced.

    i could care less who wins georgia run-off.

    in fact, a dem victory may hasten the sorry end of D.C., as our rulers disobey the taoist maxim:

    To know when is enough, is enough to know.

    • Woodchuck December 5, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

      Most of all the discussion about how to fix the USA is a waste of time. You can’t fix something that’s already been totalled and basically written off. There are no people in the central government that are qualified to be leaders and statesmen. Instead what we have are just parasites and career criminals. Hell, look at their faces. Look at all the unhealthy bags of fat hanging off the moronic baby face of Mitch McConnell. You call that creature a man? I don’t. Look at Pelosi or Maxine Waters. These people look retarded and sick, And they talk the way they look.

      There’s only one way out of this mess, and that’s secession. And that’s the word that still scares everybody because they know darn well what it means. Secession means growing up and making it on your own without the federal nanny running things. Secession will mean experiencing poverty until you get your new state up and running. That’s why poverty must come first before secession. After serious poverty becomes a middle class lifestyle we’ll have nothing more left to lose. Then and only then would we vote for secession, we would at that point all understand that we can’t afford to support both a central federal government and our state and local governments. The resources won’t exist to support both. The state and local governments will be the only agencies left that understand what needs to be done locally to avoid going all the way down to rock bottom and living in a Road Warrior movie.

      • Hereward the Woke December 5, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

        Comment of the year. That’s what it will take. I, for one, will scream if I hear one more “conservative” idiot say, “We’ll get ’em in 2024!” It’s done. Now let the divorce begin.

      • MimiTN December 5, 2022 at 5:44 pm #

        Why pretend anymore that we’re the United States of America? It’s an experiment which failed. I’m all in for secession.

      • Night Owl December 6, 2022 at 3:51 am #

        This is partially what I mean when discussing parallel economies and societies.

        I think this is the way we are going around the world. Not sure how else the globo-fascists can be dealt with. Too much infiltration, political systems, government and academic institutions, etc., around the world have been infiltrated and subverted.

      • Anthea December 6, 2022 at 10:37 am #

        @ Woodchuck:

        I too see secession as the only option.

        Unfortunately, the immediate economic results would be absolutely devastating. In my state, a huge percentage of the population relies on Social Security, Disability, welfare, food stamps, Medicare, and Medicaid–even in the country. It’s at least that bad in the cities, and probably worse.

        Secession would mean that the federal government would probably cut off all of the above.

        Back when I used to go to our local book club, I noticed that most of the members were retired from government jobs, and I think most of them were federal government jobs. Much of the rural middle class is made up of government employees/retirees at some level of government. Health care (government subsidized) accounts for quite a high percentage of local employment. One of our area’s bigger employers is Lake City Arsenal, where government contractors manufacture munitions for the federal government. One local engineering firm gets most of its business from municipalities, designing infrastructure projects. Every working farm in this area receives ag subsidies.

        With secession, most of this employment and the attendant cash flow goes away, and I don’t see any way to employ all these people, at least in the short term. I guess the state could afford to give everybody 40 acres and a mule–and a used trailer, so they wouldn’t have to live under a tarp at their new location.

        • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

          Secession sounds good. Our federal government has outlived its usefulness. But…

          How will 3 or 4 or 6 post-US statelets stand up against the globalists when even the once-mighty US of A couldn’t? What kind of economic, military, or diplomatic leverage will the new nations of “Heartland”, “Deseret”, “Rustbelt”, or “Biblebelt”, etc. wield?

          The globalists need a fragmented US. Secession would accomplish that. So would attempts at secession crushed by the feds, with UN assistance if necessary.

  31. Roundball Shaman December 5, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

    “Have Americans grokked that virtually all of the mis-and-dis-information bombarding them lo these many years actually comes from the government and the news media channels that serve it?”

    And it’s all been made LEGAL to do so.

    “What we’ve got now in this country is a Mind-Fuckery Industrial Complex waging a psy-ops war on the people of this land. Why is that?”

    Because We the People are seen by The Predator Class as worthless nothings put on this Earth to serve as tax donkeys and clowns for Them. And The Preds don’t want to have to try to herd us cats because it’s so much easier to just lie to us and break our spirit and have us accept our dehumanization and servitude status.

    “Covid-19, surely released on-purpose, was, as Ed Dowd avers, a cover for global bankruptcy…. lockdowns, vaxx mandates, vaxx passports, and all.”

    This was a testy run for the full-on day-to-day operational status of The New One World Order that was promised to us decades ago by Bush The First and other lackey perps.

    “… USA is now heading south toward breakdown and ruin.”

    To Everything… Turn, Turn, Turn…
    There is a Season… Turn, Turn, Turn…

    The Indispensable Nation is headed for the Social, Political, and Cultural Fix-It and Salvage Yard. But there are no replacement parts available and anyone who knows how to fix anything has either retired or become deceased from The Kill Shot.

    “Western Civ is, after all, a kind of family. And now the family is disintegrating…”

    Most families are at their heart dysfunctional. They are held together by a shared genetics and often very little beyond that. Western Civ was always one or two main bully powers and a host of obedient followers. And as cultural observers in history have noted… most civilizations rot from within and not from outside.

    “For us that means Washington DC sinks into irrelevance while the states, or perhaps mere parts of the states, have to take charge of their own affairs.”

    When an animal is injured or fears for its existence it becomes most dangerous. We can’t assume some fairly quiet disintegration here. They may just tear down or burn the house before They would ever admit failure or cede power.

    “Some lights go out, but others get turned on.”

    The problem today is that many on Planet Earth like living in darkness. That’s all they know… and Light scares them. The future may be so bright that we all ‘need to wear shades’… but many will just try to knock all the bulbs out of the sockets and slink back into their safety and pathology and shared Wokeness of the dark.

    • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

      The New World Order proclaimed by Bush the First was the USA ruling over the rest of the world with Full Spectrum Dominance.

      We have actually been living in that New World Order for the last 30 years.

      What we are living through now is the END of that New World Order, with the rebellion of those countries who were ordered to be subservient, but are now standing up and flipping the bird to our overlords.

      • malthuss December 5, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

        and who rules the USA? I ask you that.

      • Roundball Shaman December 5, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

        Paula D: “The New World Order proclaimed by Bush the First was the USA ruling over the rest of the world with Full Spectrum Dominance… What we are living through now is the END of that New World Order…”

        That was what Bush The Elder THOUGHT the New World Order was going to be. USA! USA! USA! But he and others were being conned by the true NWO which was far above their pay level. The true NWO are those who control the World’s finances over the centuries and who plan the destiny for all humanity in the dark corners of their think-tank lackeys and Dark-Side-theology worshiping minds and fallen spirits.

        It’s not just We the People who are being lied to. Many of the lackey robots who cheerfully promote the NWO will not gain the benefits and status they thought they were personally due and owed for being useful idiot promoters of the Dark. They are being lied to as well.

    • niner December 5, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

      nice, RBShaman.

      we may fall into the “Great Man” stage of decline. and that will be worse than a simple smash-up.

      in recent times, the Great Man would include stalin, hitler of course, mussolini, yelensky, napoleon, lincoln (who stopped our natural evolution into regional coherence).

      trudeau up at bat now, busy giving canada away to WEF and the chinese.

      idiot robot biden, is much too small to be a “Great Man.” he’s more like a retarded pyromaniac.

      • Roundball Shaman December 5, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

        niner: “we may fall into the “Great Man” stage of decline. and that will be worse than a simple smash-up. in recent times, the Great Man would include stalin, hitler of course, mussolini, yelensky, napoleon, lincoln…”

        When problems seem insurmountable and answers seem empty and absent… along comes ‘The Savior!’ notion. One man who will magically and miraculously emerge to solve all of our problems and save us from certain ruin.

        But this childish notion has some serious flaws. First, it is overly simplistic thinking akin to believing in some kind of magic fairy who will wave a wand and the problems will quickly disappear. And secondly, it is cheap and lazy thinking. Cheap and lazy because we look for someone else to do the hard work. We get to wash our hands and become the innocent child who runs to the hug of some Big Daddy Savior figure who is more than eager to use our immaturity and lack of agency to become a Dictator for his purposes.

        The more complex and ominous the times, the greater is the desire for quick and easy and simple answers. We wait for our milk and cookies and kiss goodnight from our Daddy Savior as he is stealing all the house furniture and turning loose his inner tyrant.

        • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 7:50 pm #

          The lower classes are utterly lost without the attention, care, compassion, and love of the higher. In the West, all of that is siphoned off to minorities.

          The Great Man? The One on the White Horse? He is desperately needed. We can but wait for Him and prepare, making smooth his path, both objectively and subjectively. When He appears, will you answer His call?

          Or deny Him in some adolescent fantasy of independence?

          • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

            I think that people who await a savior (like Musk, Trump, Putin, etc.) to come to their rescue are as deluded as those who blame their sorry state in life on someone other than themselves.

          • Jarek December 6, 2022 at 7:16 pm #

            In other words, Kesa should have been allowed to chain smoke at 7.

            And Kids should be able to sign contracts, take adult lovers, and change their sex at that age.

            There is no Society! No we! only individuals and the State as the enforcer of contracts.

          • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 8:36 pm #

            You talkin’ to me?

            Or are you In Other Words-ing yourself this time?

            Find the mirror and climb back through it. Sounds like things have gone batshit crazy over there.

            I agree, Brezhnev should have intervened to keep Kesa from chain smoking. But Tricky Dick had seduced him with détente and he didn’t want to play the stereotypical commie bad guy on the world stage. The girl or the country? Whatever you do, it’s wrong.

          • Jarek December 7, 2022 at 1:36 am #

            LIbertarianism is a mind virus – just like Communism and Feminism. Zero tolerance for things like this. They must be stamped out utterly.

    • Amman December 5, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

      USA and w Europe are treading the same path it seems. If they falter and fall, which one of them rises like a Phoenix first?

      –INQ Minds.

      • Islander December 5, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

        It looks like the plan is for the USA to cannibalize Europe’s economy and strong-arm them into forking over what cash they have for energy.

        But then there is the force of geography. The USA cannot create a barrier between Europe and the East. In fact, the USA is behind a gigantic barrier, the Atlantic Ocean. I just don’t see this “North Atlantic” idea as surviving genuine existential challenges.

        Proximity and contiguity are going to become more and more important, as Europeans “remember” that they can take the train to Russia, or Turkey, to warm up for a few days . . .

        • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 7:54 pm #

          Yeah, the US is wooing both German and Taiwanese capitalists into moving their factories here. Stripping their countries of industrial capacity like the US was stripped pf ours in the 80s.

          Sure, we have plenty of oil to run your factories, Germany! Trust us!

          And sure we have plenty of water to run a semi-conductor factory in Arizona, Taiwan! Trust us!

          • elysianfield December 6, 2022 at 11:52 am #

            Paula,
            We have a plan.

            https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4685351

          • Paula D December 6, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

            Omigod. Just like blowing up the Nordstream pipelines.

            What did Kissinger say? It’s bad to be an enemy of the US, but it’s worse to be an ally.

          • Amman December 6, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

            These Know-it-All’s have lost touch with how life or business works.

          • niner December 6, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

            suddenly, just-in-time globalist manufacturing, and then disbursing the entire manufacturing supply chain — even little itty-bitty parts — all over the globe, doesn’t seem like such a good idea.

            theoretical efficiencies versus the nation-state.

            this was not ever about manufacturing efficiencies, or the old disproven theory of comparative advantage.

            it was always an attack by the globalists on the nation-state.

          • Paula D December 6, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

            Yes niner, Dimtri Orlov pointed that out a long time ago.

            When the USSR was destroyed they still had a lot of stuff laying around.
            He pointed out that the US and its “Just in time” scarcity would not do well after the crash.

            As we agreed last week, hoarders are going to do better after the crash.
            Too bad the US gave that up a long time ago.
            Not only do we not store parts and equipment, all of our parts and equipment are shitty and/or disposable, instead of sturdy and long-lasting.

          • niner December 6, 2022 at 5:42 pm #

            you’ve been on fire recently, Paula. excellent comments.

            Orlov made many trenchant observations about how the old commie russia was better and smarter and more survivable than the USA if there would be a serious crisis.

            Orlov and saker and martyanov and other expat’s sometimes said they loved the US. but i always thought they didn’t like us very much.

            either that, or the russian cultural habit of constant critique just found a new target.

            but i always thought Orlov owed us big time, after Mike Ruppert took him in and gave him his start.

            still, looking at us through critical russian eyes is a valuable perspective on our weaknesses.

          • Amman December 7, 2022 at 9:54 am #

            Well, apparently INTEL seems to think so. They plan to invest 20-100Billion in Ohio and 20 Billion in Arizona. They say it is going to be the world’s largest chip making complex.

            A bit jarring? Yes.

          • Amman December 7, 2022 at 10:02 am #

            PS

            Intel also says it will retake ‘process performance leadership’ by 2025 beating Taiwan and China.

            They will make Angstrom scale Chips using Machines from the Netherlands

        • Amman December 6, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

          Or Hungary…

          • Islander December 6, 2022 at 11:35 pm #

            Yes, Hungary!

            I have been eyeing Hungary myself.

          • Amman December 7, 2022 at 9:55 am #

            To Relocate??

          • Islander December 7, 2022 at 10:57 am #

            Just a thought . . .
            No migrant hordes, and there is the wonderful Danube flowing through . . .

          • Amman December 7, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

            Not easy to leave a homeland. But if compelled, I’d settle on Brazil, the USA of South America.

        • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

          Yup. I think the plan (our dear departed Rednut requested that we call it “the Plan” or maybe even The Plan!) is to break Europe until they can be absorbed into Eurasia.

          Once the US has been abandoned, neutered, impoverished, the fragmented pieces (farmland! oil! ingredients for Soylent Green!) will be swept into China’s tent.

          • Islander December 7, 2022 at 10:57 am #

            I don’t get why anyone spends time thinking or writing about “Rednut.”

  32. kimmasad01 December 5, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

    this is the Satanic New World Order- it’s not communism. it’s worse. It is tyrannical imperialism where the proletariat don’t have a means of production, let alone own one, where they eat children for their adrenochrome “fix me”, and worship their Orion masters.

    These people, if you can call them people, or let’s call them what the military calls them: EBEs (extraterrestrial biological entities) are ghouls of the 33° and our saviour is on the way? perhaps. We won’t know for sure until he arrives in his all white TR-3B antigravity vessel. craft. thing.

    • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

      What about nano-tech? Who developed it? Or was it a “gift” from the ET’s?

      • kimmasad01 December 5, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

        a gift. just like mRNA tech and all those Ukrainian “bio labs” owned by Clonaid™? that the Russians blew up. Wouldn’t some power hungry humans love to get their dirty little hands on that!

        Notice the AZOVs wear the black sun emblems- it’s in the background of their official military emblem.

        All gifted from the black sun empire, and it keeps on giving. (well, not REALLY gifted, let’s say transacted- yes, transacted is much better descriptor).

        • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

          What do the aliens want from us? Anything?

          One remembers the scene in Independence Day where they ask the imprisoned alien what they can do for “him”. He replies, Die.

          A pretty dumb movie but a great scene.

          • kimmasad01 December 5, 2022 at 3:38 pm #

            They want our blood. we are food. it’s adrenochrome and it’s ongoing, they can’t subsist from a single dose.

          • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

            So the reptilian paradigm of David Icke?

          • Anthea December 6, 2022 at 11:46 am #

            Maybe they want “loosh.”

        • niner December 6, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

          it seems that actual slavery, or term-contract-slavery, which is being practiced right now in huge parts of the world (africa & mideast), will be one of the main bases of trade with non-terrestrials, and perhaps already is, if we can believe the reports of millions and millions of people disappearing without a trace.

          where money fails, then there is only barter and charity, war, tribal giftings, and slavery.

          slavery is a major trade item back to our earliest recorded history, and before that, earliest myths.

          we never stamped it out all over the earth, just abated it for several hundred years in western civ. locations.

      • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

        Shame on you (again…) Jaros for perpetuating the ET myth. You know most UnitedStatesians have minds of Jell-O into which you can stick anything.

        Nanotech, the pyramids, Sacsayhuaman (and all that other Andean megalithic stuff) were all built by human beings, Homo sapiens, constrained by the same laws of physics as we are.

        We don’t know everything. We just think we do.

        • niner December 6, 2022 at 5:50 pm #

          You are quite right Blackbird: we don’t know everything.

          Especially physics.

    • Cruizin Suzin December 5, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

      kimmasad01 – that’s all just plain crazy-nuts, but I suspect you know that, right? If you actually BELIEVE it, well…too sad.

  33. K-Chien December 5, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

    Musk in revolt is like a drag queen story hour with John Wayne Gacy. But America deserves what it gets. Money is all and Musk has it. That makes him smart here. All it takes.

    • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 1:33 pm #

      Your liberal tribe has been exposed as the ghouls they are.

      How is Mr Puppy doing? Have you heard anything?

      We have to destroy Democracy to save Democracy – as in the Democrat Party. You are the Science! You have the tech as the Scientologists say.

      • K-Chien December 5, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

        Science is no match for your troll army.

        • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

          Yes, we’re back. A growing power. Ye is our leader or one of them. Racists? That’s one of the “olds”. This is the new and improved White Nationalism. All noble men of any and all races are called to stand with us under our Aegis.

          You didn’t deny the charges leveled btw.

          • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

            Jumpin’ Jesus Jar-Jar! Kenya (thank you Alba!) is your leader? Maybe you and Andy should cut back on the glue-sniffin’.

            There is what he says (“Trump’s cool.” “Jews suck.”). And there is what he does (chasing money and white women). He married a goddamn Kardashian! Ever listen to any of his “music”? Me either…

          • MaryQueen December 6, 2022 at 8:30 pm #

            Blackbird, let’s review who Jar-Jar’s heroes are:

            Blaire White
            Kanye West
            Elon Musk
            The Nazi columnist he’s always posting

            He ain’t right in the head.

      • MaryQueen December 8, 2022 at 10:53 pm #

        You taunt him about Mr. Puppy when you’re on board with the trans agenda yourself. Hilarious.

    • kimmasad01 December 5, 2022 at 1:48 pm #

      yeah but where did Musk get all his money? one day he is sleeping in his car and eating leaves. The next he’s designing electric cars and spaceships.

      his mother is Maye Hadleman.

      bitch, pleeze

      • K-Chien December 5, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

        Musk’s engineers design electric cars and spaceships. Musk himself chases pussy. Like Amber Heard. He has been there and done that.

        As to his fortune. With his brother, Musk founded Zip2, an online alternative to yellow pages. (Google would not launch until 1998.) He sold it for over $300 million in 1999 to Compaq Computer.

        Once in that kind of money club money almost makes itself.

        Owning Americas’ space program gives a financial freedom to buy a business for over forty billion that would take a hundred years to return half of that. Musk will never get his money back owning Twitter. If you think he will I hope you don’t manage your own finances without a lot of help.

        Twitter is not worth five bucks to every man woman and child on the planet. No way. But Musk is on the money train for life, he can afford to make stupid mistakes.

        Men like Musk achieve success with a large host of people whose contributions go unrecognized. Other men with small minds imagine the success of such men is due to special talent and character, the legion of help these men get is ignored.

        • TPTB-USA December 6, 2022 at 3:09 am #

          “Twitter is not worth five bucks to every man woman and child on the planet.”

          Let’s discuss this after the devaluation.

      • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

        He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. In South Africa. He had a nanny, etc. He has never been poor.

        • kimmasad01 December 5, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

          so he got it from his parents?

          I doubt that.

          a billionaire is not made from one’s parents, neither is he made from less than one half of one percent of the market share for his product that he didn’t have a hand in designer-ship.

          I’m not trying to criticize him, or maybe i am. I just find his title of “richest man in the world” extremely dubious given his background, his education and his rank amongst amongst the 33° Freemason elite cabal.

          we know who holds the real title of richest man (men) in the world. and they live in the shadows, they rig elections, they start extra judicial wars funding both sides, they create pandemics and they own the death shot makers. and in this case they buy and sell men like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, SBF, the Google twins. . . .

          • Islander December 5, 2022 at 5:02 pm #

            So who are they?

            Names, please!!

          • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 5:53 pm #

            He couldn’t do it without his connections.

            None of them have. It’s a myth that there are self-made billionaires.

          • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

            Musk is too magical. Too many outrageous successes in too many fields to be real. I’ve seen him talk on Joe Rogan. He ain’t that smart. He couldn’t explain his Neuralink, or how it will free us from (or how it is any different than) the New World Order/Great Reset/Transhumanism. He just acted all stoned – which is enough to get the stoner vote!

          • MaryQueen December 6, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

            BB, just like the FTX guy… they are puppets, fronting for big laundering enterprises.

  34. Gonga Din December 5, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

    As the saying goes: any behavior you want to see more of, just reward it.

  35. K-Chien December 5, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

    Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day. I really look with commiseration over the great body of my fellow citizens, who, reading newspapers, live and die in the belief that they have known something of what has been passing in the world.

    Thomas Jefferson~ Letter to John Norvell, June 14, 1807

    Imagine what TJ would say about videos on You Tube and Rumble. A thousand newsrooms repeat the same corporate and government approved memo every day. Now truth hides behind gorilla glass and makes apes of us all.

    • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

      Good. Jefferson had most of the right answers. If you find yourself on the opposite side from him, you’re probably wrong.

      Now quote what he said about Blacks and what Whites need to do about them.

      Ah, if only we had a statesmen like him in charge now to deal with the energy crisis and the way forward.

      • K-Chien December 5, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

        Most but not all the right answers.

        Sally Hemings lived with Jefferson in Paris, as a free woman, slavery was illegal in France. She made Mr. Thomas happy.

        She returned a slave under the condition her children would be freed upon turning 21. Which turned out to be their children.

        So what were you saying?

        • Islander December 5, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

          K-C,
          No, what are YOU saying?

          This is all old news.

          Your point?

        • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

          Even if true (some say it was his brother), that not what he recommended for America. Judge Garrity of Boston sent his daughter to a private school while ruling in favor of bussing for public school students.

          Soooo – does the first fact disprove the second? No, Garrity was a hypocrite but a proud one. When asked, He gave no apology saying that as a father he would do what was best for his daughter.

          Don’t lose the thread. We’re still talking about Jefferson. In terms of your comment, you just insinuated that a personal decision was his public policy. it was not.

      • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 4:20 pm #

        Jefferson is damaged goods. Heavenly words, hellish acts. Let’s not assume how he would break on today’s political pool table.

        But yeah, for all his flaws, we haven’t had a President who came up to his kneecaps since… Jackson (for all his flaws).

        • Jarek December 7, 2022 at 1:40 am #

          Then leave. America is conquered land. You’re too good to be here. Go back to Europe and become a Muslim.

          We took this continent by storm. Just as the Saxons took England.

  36. Paula D December 5, 2022 at 3:14 pm #

    My husband listens to NPR every weekday and then tells me the propaganda of the day.

    He reports that today’s “news” did not mention the bombshell release of Twitter files showing that its “content moderators” (censurers) and the DNC colluded to interfere with the election by stomping on the First Amendment rights of free speech and freedom of the press guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. It was studiously avoided.

    Instead they reported on a trial in NY City of a Trump corporation.

    They ignored the child sexual abuse uncovered by the Balenciaga scandal, but they did report on the Weinstein Sex For Jobs involving adult women) trial.

    They reported on the horror of a woman web designer in Colorado being sued because she who won’t work for gay couples, but have never mentioned the women prisoners in the US who have violent men “identifying” themselves into their cells.

    Oh, and they reported on the price cap the EU put on the oil they are boycotting as if it were a reasonable proposal, although in the service of reporting ”both sides” they did mention that there are those who do not think it will work.

    • BackRowHeckler December 5, 2022 at 4:05 pm #

      Yeah that EU price cap on Russian oil ($65 per barrel?) seems like a self defeating move. What’s the point? Russia isn’t going to sell any oil at below market rates. Europe is just making its energy situation worse than it already is.

      • K-Chien December 5, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

        Too many finger in the pie.

        • K-Chien December 5, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

          * fingers

      • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

        I think it’s hilarious that they announce they are not buying any Russian oil (because Putin Bad Man) AND they will not pay more than $60 a barrel, to boot.

        If you are complaining about grocery prices, try that on them.
        “I refuse to pay more than $100 for this $200 grocery price tag”.

        Or, since they say they are “boycotting” the oil, try standing outside a grocery store that you don’t even frequent and yelling “All groceries are half price”.

        That should work.

      • Islander December 5, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

        Russia is not going to sell any oil to ANY country that participates in this childish charade.

        I kind of love the idea, though.
        I see a house I want and I tell the owner how much he has to sell it to me for! Bwa ha ha!

        That is the lever that EU “leaders” are operating on.

        • Islander December 5, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

          level

        • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

          I like that idea too, but…

          It will mean higher heating prices and less available (and more expensive) food for me.

          I’m on your side Vlad! (The smashing NATO part.) Cut me some slack. A little dacha on the Crimea would be a nice start.

    • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 8:13 pm #

      I watched a Jimmy Dore episode last night where he showed the women on The View talking about Balenciaga. How does anyone watch that show? In any case, when one woman would start to talk about how yicky Balenciaga was for the ads, this other woman (clearly the designated imbecile) would butt in and start talking about the real offense was how ugly some of their new products are. I kid you not!

      Script by CIA, no doubt…

      • Paula D December 6, 2022 at 11:33 am #

        Wow, that is horrific. She is probably a participant in the rituals.

        • MaryQueen December 6, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

          No doubt! Paid handsomely to steer everyone away from any focusing on the pedo aspect.

  37. Kornado December 5, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

    Each day is getting more difficult to maintain myself around others, I am such an emotional wreck anymore.

    I don’t have anyone that I can open up to about all of the stuff brought up in this forum. I’ve worked with a guy now for three years that I really like but unfortunately he is still stuck in the MSM zone. I was more that guy when I met him, but everything has changed for me in the last year and a half. So I don’t even bring any of it up.

    My roommate just follows social media and also lives in a sort of liberal framework. He and my coworker are both smart so I don’t know how they can be so completely unaware.

    The other day I had a terrible reminder of my own death flash over me, you know that feeling, where you start shouting just to block the thought away. But it made me think of how we use distraction to avoid that reality, and it must be the same thing. The real truth is so horrible that for most people they simply can’t accept it.

    Once a week, a friend comes over to spend the night with me. She’s now no longer getting covid shots, but she’s had 2 and a booster. I just saw a video about shedding to the unvaxxed and it’s so depressing…

    FUCK!!!!!

    • Paula D December 5, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

      What I do is respond whenever anyone throws msm bullshit at me.
      I let them know exactly where they are wrong and what are the actual facts and I present them with evidence that I assign them to study.

      They learn not to bring it up anymore and life becomes more pleasant.

    • K-Chien December 5, 2022 at 4:11 pm #

      “Once a week, a friend comes over to spend the night with me.”

      The risk is worth it. Besides, she will only shed the Vax to you if she is married and cheating.

    • thirdcoastlegend December 5, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

      Get some quercetin and zinc and start taking them as a prophylactic against shedding.

      • Not_GeorgeT December 5, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

        Might want to add ivermectin to the mix at 0.2 mg.kg, possibly 0.4 mg/kg. Frequency is of some debate, at least twice/week, maybe a little more frequent. one difficulty is it is observational and the event is still unwinding.

        Also, quercetin and ivermectin don’t play very well together, the q interferes with the i. Answer is to takes them at different times to minimize the issue. Look it up, pls, don’t just take my word for it.

  38. PureBlood December 5, 2022 at 4:15 pm #

    I recommend everyone to read Real Anthony Fauci by Bobby Kennedy Jr. On chapther 3 he explains how Ivermectin could have saved 80 percent of deaths Worldwide. This book have opened my eyes. I now know that, 90% of all medicine is not for anything else than profit for them. Low profit and effective medicines are bashed and marketed as ineffective because they go against their narrative and profit plans. One of them is wonder drug Ivermectin. I see that everyday people search for it but can’t find a place to obtain. You can get yours by visiting getmeivm.com

    • Mick December 5, 2022 at 6:35 pm #

      Outstanding book. Didn’t have the impact I hoped it would, but that isn’t RFK, Jr’s fault. At least it’s out there for the record so historians can see how we got effed on this plan-damn-demic.

  39. thirdcoastlegend December 5, 2022 at 4:25 pm #

    Ania K. on the YouTube channel, “Through the eyes of…” has just posted a video where she discusses an article in the Polish media that calls out the 200k conscription number and what conscripts can expect when they are called up.

    These lunatics really are going to fight to the last European.

    • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 5:59 pm #

      The Pollack jokes are going to begin again… :/

      • thirdcoastlegend December 5, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

        They never should have stopped!

        My heritage is half-Polish, which means I’m perpetually confused!

        • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

          Same, hahaha!

          • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

            Poles are a strange animal.

            In Zooropa, they seem to play the role of hyena (c.f. Kipling, Dugin, Putin).

            In the upper midwest, the Polish genetic contribution resulted in the prettiest of females and the dumbest of males (based on my life-long experiences in that geographic area – may have had a lot to do Polish with inbreeding with the existing French-Canadiens).

            Anyway, just about anybody deserves a place to live. Maybe we should import the Poles over here – Dee-Troit could surely use such an influx – and let Germany and Russia be neighbors again.

          • MaryQueen December 8, 2022 at 10:56 pm #

            I went to hear Lech Walesa speak in Chicago, and a lot of Polish men came up to talk to me, assuming I was Polish, and could speak the language. It was kind of a trip.

    • Mick December 5, 2022 at 6:51 pm #

      Yep. They want a wider European war. Meaning, NATO vs Russia since Poland is NATO. And Poland is so chummy with the US State Dept that Antony Blinken almost always gives the Poles the benefit of a reach-a-round after bending them over.

      Western Intelligence (Ha) knows that Russia is planning their biggest military incursion when the ground freezes. Probably January. I bet this is why Poland has been told to mobilize forces now.

      • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

        I’m betting December 26 – let the Ukies have their Papist Anti-Christ Christmas.

        Over by January 6 – Orthodox Christmas.

        (Vlad, I’m not asking for much. A modest dacha on the Crimea and a life-long subscription to DCS – plus all the necessary hardware. And ummm, is it cool if I grow my own weed?)

        I just don’t understand why these dipshits don’t hire me to plot out their strategy.

  40. K-Chien December 5, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

    Some Lights Go Out, Some Lights Go On.

    Despite knowing an energy crisis was coming, government ducked the issue. Hoping future clever people would plug the energy gap.

    We are these future people. Cleverness is nowhere to be found.

    Hope is a very bad thing.

    Now Lights Go Out.

    • Night Owl December 5, 2022 at 5:14 pm #

      It’s manufactured.

      Like your world view.

  41. Mick December 5, 2022 at 5:55 pm #

    For the first time in quite a while I picked up a few items at Amazon/Wholefoods. I couldn’t help but notice that they have the palm scan option working for payment now.

    When the new digital ‘legal’ currency is fully operational this will be the method of preferred payment just about everywhere, I predict. (Eventually it will be required). Just put your right hand on the scanner please.

    If for some reason you can use your palms, I’m sure eventually they’ll have a retinal scanner option for your conveeeeenience.

    Hmmmmm……this sounds ‘familiar’ somehow. Buying and selling with your right hand or your ‘forehead’.

    Yep. This is how they’re gonna do it. And it’s all tied in with your ‘number’. You know, that number. The one you have had to have since FDR in order to get a job, open a bank account, apply for a college, apply for a mortgage, etc….

    Which will be tied in with your CBDC account. Or in truth, identity.

    “Let him who hath understanding reckon……”

    • Mick December 5, 2022 at 5:57 pm #

      If for some reason you cannot use your palms. (Correction)

    • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 6:00 pm #

      This is quite disturbing, indeed. Of course it would be Bezos’ stores that are already ahead of the gang.

      • Mick December 5, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

        This particular Amazon/Wholefoods store has lots of well to do Moms as clientele. Most of these Moms are probably married to guys in the tech industry. Pretty well off. I was wondering how many of them by children’s clothes from Balenciaga? Or that other perverted high end clothing Euro trash line.

        I know these high end Austin Moms are all in with everything that is hipster and hot. One hundred percent vaxx rate, loved the masks, love Beto, and just loooooove the new palm scanners.

        • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 7:18 pm #

          BLARFFFFFFF

    • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 6:13 pm #

      And, who is STUPID enough to just volunteer their hand print for the PTB???

      Insane. Wow.

      • Mick December 5, 2022 at 6:23 pm #

        Well, I’m sure at Wholefoods it is just tied in with their Amazon Prime account for now.

        Oh wait…..

        • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 7:19 pm #

          They’re so stupid they voluntarily do all this stuff, just because it’s what TRUMPERS wouldn’t do. That’s the extent of their thinking about poisoning themselves and giving up their DNA and hand prints. Probably facial recognition is next.

          • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

            Yup.

            And that’s why I say that Trump’s mission was to sow division. “If Trump is against it, we’re for it!” – no matter how stupid “it” is.

            Travel internationally? There’s a good chance your retina scan is already in Interpol’s database (like mine).

            In and out of a US port? TWIC card and your fingerprints (like mine).

            Tested for “Covid”. Your DNA (not this time you fuckers!). (But they probably have it from some other source.)

            And (I’d guess) 40% of the US supports this crackdown on “those guys!”.

  42. Jarek December 5, 2022 at 7:43 pm #

    Is Iran weakening? Going down into the darkness of letting women do what they want?

    And we all knows what that means…..

    • Mick December 5, 2022 at 8:49 pm #

      Oh shut up

      • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 9:01 pm #

        You like strong women. You follow them like a stray dog.

        • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 10:31 pm #

          Strong men like strong women. What’s that saying about water seeking its own level?

          Weak mewling incels like weak women who buckle under. And even those women reject them eventually.

          It’s obvious which one you are.

          • Jarek December 6, 2022 at 12:17 am #

            No, men don’t like women who act like men. Why doesn’t that outrage you? You can’t stand Blaire White but what about dykes who feel compelled to dress and act like thuggish men?

            Strong in a feminine way is a very different thing, Mary.

          • MaryQueen December 6, 2022 at 10:43 am #

            “Strong woman” doesn’t mean acting like a man.

            What a weird conclusion to draw.

            I assume you’re talking about butch lesbians, or just butches. Born that way, not ‘acting.’ Blaire White is acting, and LARPing.

            I’m not surprised you don’t understand this though, being so removed from any ability to understand humans or human nature.

            I’m not surprised you adore Blaire though, because you hate actual women, but love a man pretending to be one. Maybe you can find relationship bliss with a LARPer performing womanhood as you haven’t been able to with a real one.

          • Jarek December 6, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

            So women who “larp” as men are fine and “born that way”, but men who larp as women are scum.

            That makes sense from you pov since you hate men and love women. The former can do no right and the latter can do no wrong.

            I don’t hate women per se, just bitches. Even dykes are better. And since many women are bitches now – well so it goes.

          • MaryQueen December 6, 2022 at 8:38 pm #

            No butches are calling themselves men.

            I guess you’re confused. They are all woman. They’d be the first ones to tell you that.

            It’s odd you think women are born to wear high heels and make-up. The vast majority don’t. We wear flannel shirts and blue jeans and work boots most of the time.

            More proof you’ve somehow managed to never be out in the real world, or you’d already know this.

          • Jarek December 7, 2022 at 1:46 am #

            So you like Butches, but not men? Even though they look and act like men? Does that make much sense? No.

            Or are you saying you’re a butch too? Ridiculous. You are very feminine in a really bad way.

            And you expect me to be attracted to strong women – as in butches? Sadly, some of them are heterosexual and I have been hit on by them occasionally. No thanks!

          • MaryQueen December 7, 2022 at 11:22 am #

            Butches don’t act like men. I’m not sure how you don’t understand this. They act like themselves. You are trapped in the mindset created by socially constructed gender performing roles.

          • MaryQueen December 7, 2022 at 11:24 am #

            Being a strong woman has nothing to do with being butch.

            But you already know that.

            I’m gonna call b.s. on any woman every hitting on you.

          • MaryQueen December 7, 2022 at 11:25 am #

            “ever”

          • Jarek December 7, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

            The real ones do. The ones with the broad faces, broad shoulders, and deep voices. Obviously fake butches like you don’t.

            Nature has a lot of variety in it. One of the Leftist ideas with a bit of truth to it: Gender is a spectrum. Nature also makes mistakes. Paula (the ex-nurse!) was talking as if development could never go wrong. Pure ignorance.

            A big butch did hit on me. Actually touched me on the bus. I got very angry. She was crushed. I felt sad for her. She avoided me after that.

          • MaryQueen December 7, 2022 at 8:28 pm #

            Jarek, living out his fantasies up here on CFN.

    • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 5:14 pm #

      “Is Iran weakening?”

      Of course.

      All national identity must be destroyed. All religious identity must be destroyed. We must be reduced to a world of helpless, selfish, hedonistic, sexually-obsessed-but-sexually-confused individuals.

      So let’s fight in the weeds while we are napalmed from above.

      • Jarek December 7, 2022 at 1:49 am #

        Yes, your LIbertarianism leads to this as surely as Communism, being but the opposite side of the same materialistic coin.

        The Masters have you folks well in hand. What they fear is Fascism (Russia) or National Socialism (China). They hate MAGA as a return to American Fascism.

        • Blackbird December 7, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

          My Libertarianism? Oh, I see, you’re talking to that strawman again…

          Libertarians don’t want business regulated. I do. From almost no regulation at the individual/family business level, to potentially regulated out of existence at the upper level (e.g., oil companies: too important to the national interest to be left in the hands of private capital).

          I don’t think you make a people moral by sheltering them from temptation. I don’t think you can make a people moral, period.

          • Jarek December 8, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

            You can and must (at least outwardly)

            Fear and shame are the guardians of the world.

            Gautama Siddhartha (the Buddha)

  43. Mick December 5, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

    Well the grrrreeeeeaaaatt roll out of Twitter’s misbehavior by Musk via Taibbi last Friday night is a big dud.

    MaryQ’s prediction was correct.

    Of course it’s hard to make a splash when the MSM ignores the story. And I still don’t think it helped that it was done of Friday night.

    Which was probably Musk’s plan all along.

    He’s a phony. A Trojan Horse. A counter intelligence walking talking, mostly talking, program.

    Sorry culties. Your hero is shiite.

    • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 8:09 pm #

      People keep wanting someone in power to make a big splash and are convinced ONE person with tons of $$ can just turn the tide with a snap of the fingers, like in the movies we’ve all been programmed by since birth. I don’t blame people for falling for it, I sure used to. I just stopped.

    • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 8:51 pm #

      Well that’s the whole point: the Mainstream Media is shit and we need alternatives. Of course they’re going to ignore it if they can. But somehow you’re using that as a metric of the value of releasing the twitter files?

      That’s twisted, or perhaps more accurately, circular since the files reveal just that.

      Dude, will you listen to yourself?

    • MaryQueen December 7, 2022 at 11:27 am #

      Notice how pissed off some people here get when you remind them who Musk’s allegiance is to.

      This is why we can’t have nice things.

      Always shooting the messenger.

  44. MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 8:06 pm #

    The Real ID thing is pushed back 2 years, is this good news or bad?

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/real-id-deadline-for-air-travelers-extended-by-2-years/

    • thirdcoastlegend December 5, 2022 at 9:56 pm #

      I say good news.

      Looking at the documentation requirements NY state wants to issue a Real ID-compliant license, it’s not worth the time and effort.

      They want you to bring your current license, a W2 with your SSN, a bank statement, a utility bill, my passport, and the application for the Real ID enhanced license.

      All the enhanced license will do is let you board a domestic flight after the deadline and cross land borders with Canada & Mexico.

      Yeah, no thanks. I’m good with my passport.

      Also, if they can’t get the sheep to buy into this, how will they get them to buy into the Mark and CBDCs?

      • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 10:25 pm #

        Thanks, tcl.

        I thought along those same lines, too.

        • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 5:20 pm #

          I say “Fake News”.

          • MaryQueen December 6, 2022 at 8:39 pm #

            Of course, but sometimes there is a nugget of truth, such as something made them push it back 2 years…

          • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

            On Real ID being pushed back that is.

            Probably just re-routed onto a hidden detour.

            It will be waiting for us, at a roadblock up ahead.

          • MaryQueen December 7, 2022 at 11:19 am #

            No doubt. Shows their agenda isn’t seamless, though. I like seeing the cracks.

  45. Kornado December 5, 2022 at 8:35 pm #

    It all starts with the lab-leak, which is why there’ll probably never be a vindication moment because it would be such an olympian change in thought to have to evaluate the entire narrative to realize what that would now actually mean.  That conspiracy is suppressed reality, like how comedy is tragedy plus time.

    This line seems to encapsulate the whole charade, 
    ‘the vaccines weren’t made for the virus, the virus was made for the vaccines.’
    Can the PCR test detect the melting of steel beams?

    I grieve on such a personal level anymore because I’m mostly a loner but I can also feel very alone.  I have few people in my life that matter to me but I feel so alienated from them with regards to how crazy the narrative that I am obsessively now following vs. the saccharine programmed version they’re still stuck in.  

    I wish I had the tenacity to argue my redpill truth to them, but the fact is, I need them in my life.  I value my relationship that I don’t want to alienate further or cause more tension.  It’s not that I wouldn’t stand up for myself or state my true feelings if truly pushed, but that is also the problem, no one really brings any controversial stuff up like that anymore.  
    Which seems the Brave New World drug and entertainment numbness and compliance coming true, but I am most in dread of the 1984 dystopia where I feel the need for free speech at my core dwindling…

    The problem with debating my friends is that they have an a priori smugness stemming from their allegiance to their MSM/social media input that means you start and end in the defensive. 
    I have an ex rich liberal brief girlfriend that I knew in NYC, she has a family now in downtown Bklyn.  I tested her last year on the MSM narrative vs. JHK narrative and she asked if I was now Qanon, even though I (regretfully) voted for Biden.

    • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 9:14 pm #

      Maybe you are paying for your sins of being a supporter of the Jacobin Wokies?

      Buck up and find similar-minded friends, don’t be lazy and whiny. Life going forward is only going to get more and more difficult. If you are stuck in victim mindset, you won’t make it.

      Your friends’ minds are gone. Accept it and move on.

      • Kornado December 5, 2022 at 9:37 pm #

        would you be that similar minded friend because sometimes you seem cool on here but sometimes like now you’re a cunt

        • gustafson.robert.22 December 5, 2022 at 10:14 pm #

          Haha.

          Don’t get depressed, Kornado.

          If you get depressed, the terrorists win. Try to laugh at what fools humans are, and take it easy. At least you’re less a fool than many, a little something to be happy about…

          • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 10:26 pm #

            He’s screwed.

            He bought into the wokie victim mindset, and doesn’t even know it.

            Whine whine whine, my friends are all bots! What can I do? But I want to have sex with them and not get infected! Whine whine whine.

            Hilarious.

          • gustafson.robert.22 December 5, 2022 at 10:33 pm #

            Didn’t read carefully and assumed Kornado was a girl..

          • gustafson.robert.22 December 5, 2022 at 11:00 pm #

            I think Kornado is a parody attempt by the esteemed creator of Tekapo and 20 other aliases.

          • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 11:56 pm #

            Well it says it has a girl come around once a week for sex, so I assumed a male.

            Don’t know many lesbians that roll that way.

        • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 10:23 pm #

          Well this explains why your friends don’t listen to you.

          I’m guessing it’s the way to talk to them when they don’t agree with you.

          • Kornado December 5, 2022 at 11:32 pm #

            you guys use words so easily.
            be fun to meet you after there are no rules left

          • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 11:53 pm #

            Agree. You’d be the shell-shocked thing cowering in a corner, I would be the person keeping my head and helping you out. Unless you tried to be an asshole, in which case it would be curtains.

      • riverrunner December 5, 2022 at 9:51 pm #

        Mary q….keep on keeping on with her no-life bombardment of posts. Sad! Fear not though Kornado as Maryq’s finely honed thoughts will act like a surgeon’s scalpel and guide you to dubious glory. LMAO.

        • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 10:23 pm #

          Funny when Rednut quits you show up.

          • riverrunner December 5, 2022 at 11:27 pm #

            Redneck quit? Can’t really blame him.

          • MaryQueen December 5, 2022 at 11:52 pm #

            OK so maybe you can go bye bye as well.

            Seizures later! Don’t let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya, etc.

    • Islander December 5, 2022 at 11:56 pm #

      “The problem with debating my friends is that they have an a priori smugness stemming from their allegiance to their MSM/social media input that means you start and end in the defensive. ”

      Very well put.
      In theory it might be possible to present better information. But the believers are so smugly dismissive and even insulting that one has this double challenge.

      Ultimately people have to figure this stuff out by themselves. In fact, an early dissenter might not be the best source of info for them because of resistance.

      Look at how Emily Oster “warns” those who were right not to “gloat.” Right there is the perfect exhibit A that people will resist enlightenment from those who were right in the first place.

      So, there are plenty of good reasons for not trying to change anyone’s mind—as long as they leave YOU in peace.

    • Paula D December 6, 2022 at 11:39 am #

      If you don’t want to argue with them try saying “I disagree with that. We’ll just have to agree to disagree”.

      There is no way you should put up with propaganda being spewed at you from your loved ones.

      Just say No.

      • Islander December 6, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

        Good advice.

    • Anthea December 6, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

      @ Kornado:

      It sounds to me like you need to meet like-minded people, and maybe find a like-minded girlfriend.

      Give some thought to where you might meet such people. One obvious choice would be a conservative church–which might require some shopping around, depending on your location. Some churches have singles groups where you could meet both men and women.

      Another place where conservatives congregate is the shooting range. You might consider joining a garden club, since gardeners tend to be conservatives. Outdoorsy activities of any kind would be good choices. Some of our local parks sponsor various outdoor activities. (I always wanted to try orienteering.)

      If you have trouble talking to people, or you often feel that nobody notices you, make it a point to compliment them and to introduce topics that you know are dear to them. Ask about their new table saw or impact wrench–or their kids or pets. Compliment them on their hair, jewelry, boots, jacket, or whatever. Nobody ignores someone who is flattering them. Most people are as eager to be noticed as you are, and, for the most part, nobody ignores someone who is merely paying attention to them. If you ask people about subjects that interest them, you will probably not even have to hold up your end of the conversation after that. Sometimes you will run into someone who wants to tell you all about their gallbladder surgery, but this may just be a sign that you have joined the wrong group.

    • cbeard December 7, 2022 at 5:11 pm #

      I’m sorry, but anyone who voted for Biden has some serious screws loose. I can’t imagine any scenario that would impel me to vote for Joe Bidet. That said, I can relate to the story of being unable to communicate with a lot of friends and some exfriends. It is impossible to have a rational conversation with irrational people. I understand the general dislike people hold for Trump. He’s never been one of my favorites either. Yet he is the only politician or non politician if you will, who has ever shown concern over the border and bringing manufacturing back on shore. He still accomplished very little in that regard.

  46. riverrunner December 5, 2022 at 8:45 pm #

    Yawn…the twitter thing is a big nothingburger. Jim, who went insane around the time the tangerine twatwaffle was elected, has spewed an inordinate amount of keyboard diarrhea. However, his fourth paragraph has to take the cake. Still out there hawking ivermectin and hydroxy. His conclusion that this was deliberate(covid)

    • riverrunner December 5, 2022 at 8:46 pm #

      and involved mass coordination is belied by his constant railings against govt of any kind. C’mon Jim, do better.

    • Jarek December 5, 2022 at 8:53 pm #

      Another mediated acolyte. If they say it’s nothing (by not covering it), it must be nothing then.

      Just brilliant!

    • Tate December 5, 2022 at 9:08 pm #

      Who knows, maybe there is no such thing as “freedom of speech.” Not real freedom of speech anyway. It’s funny, but we never had any freedom of speech when I was growing up, & we got along just fine. If you wrote a Letter to the Editor, it was the Editor’s decision whether he wanted to publish your letter or not. You couldn’t just blurt out anything you wanted & have it out there to potentially go viral.

      Today, with the so-called social media, anybody can write or say anything in theory, unless it’s moderated by the censors (the Nanny state “fact-checkers”), or suppressed altogether, or have their account cancelled, maybe by the busy beavers, or maybe by Elong himself if the offender is important enough (in order to virtue-signal his purity?) The Founding Fathers never imagined this world, did they?

      The problem is that the country can’t handle the truth. If the country was founded on enduring truth, there wouldn’t be a problem with telling the truth, would there?

    • cbeard December 7, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

      So, you deny the efficacy of Ivermectin and Hydroxychoriquine. What ever you do, if you get sick with the flu or covid, don’t use the aforementioned drugs.

    • benr December 8, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

      Odd how the nameless buffoon shows up does a drive by splatter and he thinks anyone is going to listen to him.

      Hey dolt no one cares what your opinion is especially when smarter people than you are saying these medicines are safe and effective.

      Who are you?

      Yeah no one.

  47. tom clark December 5, 2022 at 8:49 pm #

    The latest Real ID extension is a real knee slapper. Your gubmint hard at work for you.

  48. Jarek December 5, 2022 at 8:59 pm #

    RT

    The highest-ranking general in the US Marine Corps has argued that “misbeliefs” about Covid-19 vaccines are contributing to the military’s manpower shortfalls, because many would-be recruits are balking at being forced to take the jabs.

    “You talk to me in the cafeteria, and one of my first questions is, ‘Do I have to get that vaccine?’ And you go, ‘Yeah, you do.’ ‘Ok, I’ll talk to you later.’ It’s that fast,” said Commandant of the Marine Corps General David Berger. He added that the Pentagon’s vaccine mandate is a “big factor” in deterring enlistment of new troops in southern states, where there are “still myths and misbeliefs” about the inoculations.

    Speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum on Saturday in Simi Valley, California, Berger said many opinions were formed during the politicized rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines. “People make decisions, and they still have those same beliefs. That’s hard to work your way past, really hard to work.”

    All branches of the US military are struggling to meet their recruiting quotas. For instance, the US Army missed its fiscal year 2022 recruiting target by about 25%, or 15,000 soldiers, even as it boosted enlistment bonuses to as much as $50,000. The Army has gone so far as to eliminate weight limits for re-enlisting troops if they can pass physical fitness tests. More than three in four young Americans are ineligible to join the military because of disqualifying factors, especially obesity, according to a Pentagon study.

    US Representative Michael Waltz, a Florida Republican and member of the House Armed Services Committee, said the Pentagon is on the verge of discharging nearly 20,000 troops because they have refused Covid-19 vaccinations.

    “This military mandate has got to stop,” Waltz told Fox News on Monday. “The vaccine does not stop the spread. The Pentagon is standing on an order as an order, but you know what, sometimes you need to re-evaluate your orders. We are in a recruiting crisis that is going to take us years to get out of.”

    Jarek: Misbeliefs. Misinformation leads to misbelief. And then mis-action or missing in action.

    I’m suddenly reminded of “You Die Alone” by the Norwegian Resistance Fighter. The lights may be on next door because the person doesn’t have the strength to get up and turn them off. Then it’s lights off forever.

    • Disaffected December 6, 2022 at 11:19 am #

      This is good news! The youth of America are voting with their feet and refusing to join the military’s killing and social justice machine. They’re not so dumb and compliant after all. And the people they are getting are of lower quality than ever before. Take on Russia in a land battle? Better hope not. Even Putin would feel remorse about slaughtering such a pitiful enemy force.

      • Jarek December 6, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

        Yes, it must be very hard for those like BRH and even for me sometimes. But yes, it is for the best.

      • Blackbird December 6, 2022 at 6:04 pm #

        Over the past few years I’ve met a lot of tatted, pierced, rape-rap-addicted, redneck, potheads – who won’t take the Shot, or even the Test. They say it’s genocide.

        Wrong about just about everything, but at least they got that one important thing right.

  49. tom clark December 5, 2022 at 9:01 pm #

    Speaking of “Some Lights Going Out’, just ask the folks in Central NC about what the fuck is goin’ on.

    • Tate December 5, 2022 at 9:15 pm #

      Might it be the weak underbelly Achilles Heel of our civilization. Remember that ultimately, the Anarchists call the shots.

  50. tucsonspur December 5, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

    Warnock will probably win in Georgia. Obama nailed Walker on his vampire and werewolf comment, nailed the ineffectual intellectual Senate aspirant, the ‘best’ candidate Republicans could come up with.

    He can run for the Senate, but he can’t outrun Obama’s reach, they’ll stop him for a loss. Plus, Trump took a lot of his money.

    Stop the run and it’s 51.

    • riverrunner December 5, 2022 at 9:14 pm #

      In a sane nation, Walker wouldn’t even be a consideration. He’s a poster boy for CTE. The Republican Party needs to be obliterated.

      • Tate December 5, 2022 at 9:17 pm #

        Don’t disagree, but then there’s Fetterman, which is not a good argument for the other party.

      • tucsonspur December 6, 2022 at 5:05 am #

        There may be some hope. Harmeet Dhillon announced on Fox tonight that she will run to head the RNC. She seems capable and has good ideas.

        It appears that she could gather up a huge following. If people had any sense, that is, and if the ‘old machine’ doesn’t grind her down.

        • Night Owl December 6, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

          Utter comedy, like most of your posts.

          • Jarek December 6, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

            She’s a brilliant person, Owel. Don’t let your hatred make you stupid.

          • Night Owl December 7, 2022 at 3:46 am #

            She is an establishment hack. You have no instincts.

          • MaryQueen December 7, 2022 at 10:55 am #

            Jarek believes politicians and celebrities are the people they play on TV.

      • cbeard December 7, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

        Running Walker in the Senate race was one of the stupidest decisions ever made, unless they were trying to lose the race.

  51. tom clark December 5, 2022 at 9:30 pm #

    Riverrunner…”Twatwaffle”…hmmm, I don’t think even Jimbo’ with his vast vocabulary has pulled that one out of his bag o’ tricks. Sent me running to the urban dictionary. “Twatwaffle: someone unaware of their shortcomings and highly critical of others.” Yup, that’d be DT!

  52. gustafson.robert.22 December 5, 2022 at 10:19 pm #

    Appreciating moments of satisfaction, like a sunset, or a sight of shellshocked stockbrokers as the bell rings on a big daily drop.

  53. SoftStarLight December 6, 2022 at 1:36 am #

    I’m tired of politics

    • tucsonspur December 6, 2022 at 5:34 am #

      You are on a journey, soon to be at a place that most people don’t know about. In a bit more than a week I will let you know where that is, although the knowledge I impart will necessarily be gained by others who may be undeserving. Wonderful, if you already know this.

      Tire not, rest and be refreshed in other realms.

      • SoftStarLight December 6, 2022 at