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Dr. Anthony Fauci, who answers to the title “The Science” in certain circles, said this week that there are going to be two Americas, the vaxed and the unvaxed. Earth to Dr. Fauci: we are already two Americas: the reality-onboard and the reality-optional.

One reality is that vaccines developed at “warp speed” appear to have gnarly side-effects that can outweigh the risk of the disease they’re engineered to protect against. Another reality is that the Delta variant of SARS-Covid-19 is more contagious, but also weaker, less likely to result in hospitalization among the unvaxed. Yet another reality is that the Delta variant also infects the fully-vaccinated. Oh, what to do?

Consider not allowing yourself to be jerked around by US health officials who have trouble keeping their story straight, for instance, Dr. Anthony Fauci (a.k.a. The Science) who, records show, apparently assisted the bio-warfare division of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at the Wuhan lab in the development of a world-beating, gain-of-function bat virus — which, halfway through year-two of its run, seems to be following the usual trajectory of viral epidemics by growing weaker before it disappears altogether. And then we’ll see what happens longer-term among the vaxed, who were subjected to flurries of toxic spike proteins.

It’s the opinion of some — though not myself — that the Covid-19 episode was unleashed upon the world to allow “the elite” to execute a “controlled demolition of the global economy” so as to quash climate change (by reducing carbon emissions), and therefore ensure a brighter future for said elite, while cruelly throwing the rest of the world’s population overboard. Oh, I dunno…. Klaus Schwab and his minions of The Great Reset seem more like hapless control freaks than persons actually able to control anything, least of all the whole world. Dr. Fauci’s role looks like a species of generic egomania with a top hat of greed (considering his financial interests in vaccines). The reality is that the global economy, such as it’s a high-tech industrial economy, is shooting its own wad very nicely without a whole lot of assistance from alleged nefarious parties.

Meantime, the Fourth of July is upon us and the nation is not quite half-vaxed-up, and yet we are about to celebrate the meaning of Independence Day, which is freedom from getting jerked around by tyrants. The idea! And so, you see, the USA also seems to be divided between those who take liberty and its associated values to heart, and those who seek to coerce, dominate, censor, cancel, and punish those who show signs of wishing to enjoy liberty in the pursuit of happiness.

Since the mythic figure known as “Trump” appears to represent the group that favors liberty, it has been necessary for the latter group of Woke tyrants to find some way to punish him. And so, after much sedulous digging and rooting through every record vaulted in the earth’s mantle, the Manhattan district attorney’s office, conducting an investigation alongside the New York attorney general, has lodged a 15-count indictment against the Trump organization and its CFO, a Mr. Allen Weisselberg, for a conspiracy to commit criminal tax fraud, falsifying business records, and omitting to pay taxes on employees’ “indirect compensation” (i.e., fringe benefits) amounting to $1.7-million over 15 years.

Cue Dr. Evil… with pinky finger inserted in corner of mouth. One-point-seven million!!! Over 15 years…  equals about $113,000 a year! The New York state tax upon which might be in the neighborhood of $10,000! (That is, on the fringe benefits of company cars, parking spaces, and college tuition for company employees.) Now, there is a powerful case for malfeasance! Do you know what $1.7-million will get you: I’ll tell you: the raised ranch house that my parents bought in the Long Island suburbs for about 20-K in 1954. (Note, rather severely updated since then.) Just sayin….

Notice that the complaint against the Trump Org was not brought by the state tax authorities. Why not? Perhaps because it is beneath the dignity of even calling it a Mickey Mouse case. Instead, this is the sum total of what Democratic Party Lawfare ferrets could dig up in five years, including two years and $33-million spent by Robert Mueller’s investigators, plus the extra exertions of the DOJ’s Southern District federal attorneys. Well, done, Lawfare warriors! It will be fun to watch the prosecution of this case, if it isn’t peremptorily laughed out of court. It was especially rich to see the way The New York Times played the story in Friday’s morning edition — a giant banner headline, taken down, by the way, sometime after 9:00a.m. EDT, but we screen-capped it just prior:

Finally, in this trifecta of clanging unrealities, Democratic Party efforts to promote endless, widespread election fraud were dealt a knockdown blow Thursday in the US Supreme Court’s decision upholding a new Arizona election reform law that prohibits “ballot harvesting” and voting out of one’s own election district. The SCOTUS decision kind of moots the DOJ’s more recent hustle to undermine Georgia’s new election reform law, which includes similar prohibitions against ballot shenanigans. In short, states now can take reasonable steps to ensure fair elections — a hard concept to grasp, I’m sure, but there it is. Now let’s see how many states seek to unravel previous election shenanigans, for instance what went down on November 3, 2020. Happy July Fourth everyone. Don’t hurt anyone… or yourselves!


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  1. Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 9:42 am #

    Heh. RE: The Great Reset, many are far ahead of this blog.

    Over at the Stiftung Corona Ausschuss, they are calling it a plan for mass genocide.

    And they have an all-star roster of folks who can back it up.

    The Fauci story is a distraction. The vaccine is the danger

    https://corona-ausschuss.de/

    Sitzung 59 on right now.

    • thirdcoastlegend July 2, 2021 at 9:50 am #

      Some are predicting a new propaganda push over variants as well as false flag events:

      https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/07/gary-d-barnett/the-worst-is-yet-to-come-as-death-and-false-flag-threats-are-planned-by-the-state/

      • Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 9:58 am #

        The worst is indeed yet to come. I would bet my savings it. The individuals refusing to see what is going on, despite it being available in writing from the perpetrators, are never going to change.

        The fear of being labelled by McMedia clowns and know-nothings is what drives it. And that fear is everywhere, including here.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 2, 2021 at 10:29 am #

          “Despite it being available in writing from the perpetrators”.

          Brilliant.

          You noticed that too, did you?

          • Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 3:43 pm #

            Hard not to when there are literally books available for purchase on the subject by one of the key architects.

          • hortonz July 3, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

            There’s a clear trifecta emerging between Washington, Ottawa and Wuhan in the whole Covid mess with the connection being a certain lab in Winnipeg that may have been used by Chinese scientists to further their own gain-of-function research paid for by Canadian taxpayers who were kept in the dark by the highest levels of their own government just as the highest levels of the American government kept its’ citizens in the dark about their own involvement with the Wuhan lab. I don’t think we’ll ever get the full story because the Deep State in both countries are deeply committed to burying the truth at all costs even if it means defying the elected houses of Congress and Parliament, I bet dollars to donuts that Old White Joe will follow the lead of his Canadian counterpart Prince Justin and use the power of the courts to keep out any relevant information.

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 11:23 am #

          Sad, isn’t it, that the fear of being labeled conspiracy theorist is enough to scare people back into their hidey holes of false security.

          Imagine being more afraid of the possibility of someone thinking you’re a nut than being genocided?

          It’s happening!

          Most people are cowards. Glad to say I’m not one of them.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

            Sheeple gonna sheep.

            TPTB know that.

            Hitler/Goebels, Stalin, Chairman Mao, Reagan/Bush. TPTB definitely learn from history. No doubt about that.

            The sheeple will Believe everything they are told until it is too late.

            Billions will take The Mark of the Beast lest they be shutout from buying or selling. We all know that.

            What was unthinkable Just 16 months ago is quite obvious today. The Lord works in mysterious ways. We all know that too.

          • a kullervo July 2, 2021 at 2:54 pm #

            Even God can’t exempt Himself from serving the duality tyranny.

            Radical acceptance : at some point, you will be replaced.

          • abbybwood July 3, 2021 at 6:58 pm #

            Did youse guys see this new interview with Dr. Peter McCullough where is calling an immediate halt to the Covid19 jabs?:

            Go to Pandemic Podcasts at YouTube.

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 8:20 pm #

            We need a couple million Peter McCulloughs and Reiner Fuellmich’s!

        • Raindogs July 3, 2021 at 12:28 am #

          Everything that I find fearful or don’t fully understand is likely a PsyOp and part of the Great Reset.

          Only Donald J Trump is pure, unsullied and noble.

          • Amman July 4, 2021 at 3:06 pm #

            Good one. Except he always manages to insult people and nations and helps himself to lose allies.

        • tully July 3, 2021 at 6:48 am #

          We are getting a taste of the worst here locally. Cases, courtesy of high cycle PCR tests continue to climb. Hospitals are diverting patients to facilities in nearby cities due to lack of open beds in the covid wards. 168 hospitalized, including a kid and a baby.

          These people are quite sick with something.The governor has requested aid from a federal covid response team to aid with shots and overcoming vaccine hesitancy. What fun.

          Meanwhile, the local health spox who enjoyed his 15 min of fame a couple weeks ago had this to say on Twitter yesterday:

          “ If you are making wildly disparaging comments about the vaccine, and have no public health expertise, you may be responsible for someone’s death. Shut up.”

          This is the most profoundly arrogant statement I’ve seen since Fauci said Americans should do what they are told. Responses to the post were mixed yesterday, with some cheering the guy on, others hammering on the failure of the system to even try ivermectin. Those comments are ignored; some have posted asking why comments are being deleted.

          We are in a shitstorm here. And the nagging question for me is why here? Other parts of the country have vaxx rates as low or lower as ours. What exactly is this bug now active in the area and again, why here?

          Oh, the health spox who thinks we should shut up offered up this a few weeks back when asked how the delta variant got here so quickly: a visitor stopping for gas, perhaps.

          Riiigghhht. Fill up at the outdoor gas pump, maybe a quick 5 min dash in the store to pee and get something to eat/drink. Not a scenario that creates a lot of bug spread.

          Pressure to get the damn shots is increasing at work, but so far no edicts.

          I’ve not been real enthusiastic about the 4th for a long time, but feeling especially non festive this year. 🙁

          • Wizard of the Saddle July 3, 2021 at 12:25 pm #

            Well, here in NW Alabama we have one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. We burned our masks here 3 months ago. People have returned to living normally. Our hospitals are NOT full, nor are our mortuaries overflowing. Businesses and schools are open for business and operating normally.

            If COVID is still killing anyone around these parts it is in numbers far too small to warrant any of this Deep State promoted hysteria.

            From what I’m seeing and hearing here locally, a COVID death is always something you hear about as a rumor……a friend of a cousin of a business associate allegedly dropped dead somewhere else in your county……but no mentions on the local news.

            My conclusion: Most of these reports are nonsense. Repeated gossip. Rumor mongering. Most of which probably was promoted by Democrats and other sheeple who spend too much time on the Internet reading COVID fear porn.

            In the meantime, the weather here is terrific. Unseasonably cool temps and cool breezes and sunshine for the 4th of July holiday weekend. Folks are getting outside and enjoying it. Our downtown business district was loaded with people mingling outdoors to shop and dine last night.

            Life is good, igpf you are not deluded.

          • Enough Already July 3, 2021 at 5:14 pm #

            Tully,

            If you live in an area where this virus is running rampant and you’re not vaccinated, please be very careful. If the hospitals are full and they’re diverting patients, that’s a bad sign.

            My father got this virus in March 2020 and came very close to dying from it. Thankfully, he pulled through, but he spent a week in the hospital gasping for breath with a 102 degree fever. This is a serious illness, particularly for the elderly. This thing is NOT a hoax, despite what you read here.

            Good luck and Godspeed.

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 8:22 pm #

            The last guy who talked smack like that died after being vaxxed.

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 8:29 pm #

            The scam must be running rampant. People are obviously not dying from Covid19. Viruses have a 70 day life cycle. It’s been gone for a year.

            It makes zero sense for hospitals to be overrun with Covid19 one place and not others. I call bullshit. I would be willing to bet they are getting the jabbed sick folks. And they have to cover it up to keep that Covid $$ coming in. Also, viruses don’t peak in the summer.

            None of what you are saying can be true. I get that you aren’t lying, but I do believe you’re being lied to.

            Like Wizard, no one is in the hospital here and we got rid of masks and everything has returned to normal. But we also probably don’t have high rates of vaccination. My guess is your area does.

          • Enough Already July 3, 2021 at 8:33 pm #

            Hey, Mary. I’m talking about how my father almost died of this virus and telling people they should be careful.

            Have some decency.

          • Enough Already July 3, 2021 at 8:40 pm #

            Mary,

            Do you quite literally not understand what “transmissible” means? It’s hard to believe that someone could fail to recognize that contagion works by infecting those in close proximity. That’s why there are geographic clusters.

            I want to give you the benefit of the doubt here, but it’s becoming difficult.

          • tully July 3, 2021 at 11:26 pm #

            Fully vaccinated rate here is 38%; I’ve mentioned before it only increases but a few tenths daily. Majority are quite resistant to the shots.

        • Frank July 3, 2021 at 4:51 pm #

          excellent commentary James.
          Enjoy the 4th of July. I believe you’re
          a fine American. Frank

      • malthuss July 2, 2021 at 10:34 am #

        How many deaths? as a percent of vaxxed?

        What about Israelis? I read 60-80% are vaxxed, mostly TWICE.

        • Bilejones@hotmail.com July 2, 2021 at 11:50 am #

          You’re only saying that to cheer me up.

          Let’s see, 60-80%?

          Yup that’s around six million.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 2:31 pm #

            6,000,000 … now where have I heard that number vis-a-vis genocide before? Hmmmmm …

            Nope. All I got is The Six Million Dollar Man.

            Anybody? 6mm souls and a genocide …

          • Uncle Abraham July 4, 2021 at 11:52 am #

            60 to 80 percent of the Jewish population in Israel is 4.12 to 5.49 million. The actual fully vaccinated number is around the 4 million mark, but we see where you’re going with this, predisposed as you are with your false hopes.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 2, 2021 at 10:42 am #

        I just recently had an old acquaintance reach out to me, we haven’t spoken in years. He’s very concerned that I haven’t gotten the vaccine, because of that dreaded Delta variant coming around.

        This person is way more knowledgeable of science than I am.

        I think he must just be taking it on faith that nobody could be actually lying about any of this.

        He’s not usually like that.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 10:56 am #

          If someone that has not spoken to me in years contacted me in order to persuade me to participate in a weird global medical experiment, I’d tell him/her to [paraphrased] “Have a nice day!”

          • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 11:56 am #

            Yes, that is super odd.

          • elysianfield July 2, 2021 at 4:37 pm #

            “, I’d tell him/her to [paraphrased] “Have a nice day!”

            OG,
            You should be proactive. You need a good excuse. Tell them, when they are standing on your welcome mat, that you have a hot case of AIDS, with a compromised immune system. Herpes 3 also. Then invite them in for a cup of coffee….

          • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 6:52 pm #

            Yes, EF. The Truth is always the Best policy!

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 11:22 am #

          Once that topic even comes up, I know it’s time to end the conversation. All some people can talk about…

          • hmuller July 2, 2021 at 12:20 pm #

            It’s like “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”. Are they really the same people?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 1:59 pm #

            Sure! They just need to take a break from their media of choice, much like we all do from time to time.

            We should promote a week-long canoeing/camping trip with no phones or internet connection for all American families each year. Might be a good start. Myself included.

            But that wouldn’t benefit the cloud.

        • draupnir July 2, 2021 at 2:24 pm #

          How did he know you weren’t vaxxed?

          • Beryl of Oyl July 2, 2021 at 2:36 pm #

            He knows someone else who knows me, and he asked her.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 2:47 pm #

            That makes it a little bit stranger. Is he on a mission to track down everyone he ever knew and find out their status?

            Don’t get me wrong, I’m lucky enough to have a decent stable of close old friends, and all of them, I mean all of them are vaxxed and don’t understand why I passed on it. I also have never offered up that information on my own…always prompted by one of them. They need to justify their decision, more than anything. Still my buddies though.

        • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 3:08 pm #

          This person is way more knowledgeable of science than I am.

          They are – for good reason. They reject all the tinfoil.

          • Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 3:47 pm #

            Except Aliens and Russian Agents.

            Right, muppet?

          • King of Comedy July 2, 2021 at 9:15 pm #

            TP

            I recognize that not a few posters on here get enormous enjoyment from slapping you across the face with their dicks week after week and in that regard, you do provide a valuable service, but honestly, wouldn’t your time be better spent learning how to say things like “Should I swallow?” in Mandarin?

            The Han Chinese, not exactly known for their touchy, feely demeanor, seem to have your multicultural paradise in their
            sights. And should worse come to worse, who will stop them? You?

            If only posting an enemy to death was a thing…

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 4, 2021 at 10:29 am #

            King of Comedy – just an absolutely enjoyable post. Now that’s what I call putting things in perspective.

        • Raindogs July 3, 2021 at 12:29 am #

          Have you dipshits invoked the Georgia Guidestones yet in relation to Covid, or does that kind of intellectual firepower not kick in until the Wednesday comments?

          • Night Owl July 3, 2021 at 3:59 pm #

            When does the Alien Attack commence?

            Has MSNBC released the documents?

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 8:32 pm #

            Don’t you have something to blame on Trump?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 4, 2021 at 12:25 pm #

            Love it. “You’re not saying the conspiracy thing I’m thinking about, so I’m going to make fun of you for not bringing it up yet.”

      • Peter VE July 2, 2021 at 11:20 am #

        “Predicting”?
        The “Oh My G*d, Delta Variant is out of control” line is being broadcast worldwide. But, if you listen carefully, you can hear the loud sound of what isn’t being said. Delta may be spreading, but are death rates shooting up? Delta may be spreading, but are the hospitals overwhelmed with patients?

        • Ron Anselmo July 2, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

          No, and no, Pete.

          They are trying to corral the unvaxxed into getting their shots.

          Herd immunity is not the goal – herd-thinning is. Just wait until Fall & Winter – those that have chosen to self-thin will be in dire straits.

          • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 3:18 pm #

            Herd immunity is not the goal – herd-thinning is. Just wait until Fall & Winter – those that have chosen to self-thin will be in dire straits.

            Unproven and unprovable. Mere doomer-porn. The un-vaxxed scared tinfoilers trying to justify why they won’t get the vaccine – fearful they will getting sick next winter, while the vaccinated will be relaxing on nice Spanish beaches.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 3:37 pm #

            What do you mean “unprovable,” Josie?

            Fall & Winter will come Right on schedule. We are 6-9 months from definitive proof.

            The game’s afoot, Jo. Right now.

            Massive deaths in months and you think it will be us unvaxxed because you think that Bill Gates loves you while we know that it is the vaxxed that will drop like ferrets and cats because he obviously does not.

            ——-

            Have you Just let slip your vax status, there Josephine Alexandria Shitfer-Brains?

            Pfizer guy? Moderna gal? AZ tranny? Heinz 57 eunuch?

            What are ya, Jo?

          • Enough Already July 2, 2021 at 8:31 pm #

            I got vaccinated three months ago, as did my wife, my parents, and literally everyone else I know. How much time do I have to live? You say until this winter? Jeez. I better get my affairs in order, shouldn’t I?

          • Ron Anselmo July 2, 2021 at 11:10 pm #

            Enough Already – first, thanks for self-thinning.

            It really is more than virtue-signaling – you’ve actually permanently modified your God-given immune system – dysfunctional now at best, disabled at worst.

            It’s admirable that you, your wife, your parents and literally everyone else you know, has done this for the sake of others. Very noble.

            It’s doubtful that any of you will reach martyr status though – more likely you’ll be remembered as abject dumbasses.

            Get your affairs in order? Might not be a bad idea. If you’d like, you could also send me your full name, DOB & SS Number – I’m looking into some “Dead Peasant” policies – premiums are low & time horizon relatively short.

            Cheers.

          • zizzybalooba July 3, 2021 at 12:00 am #

            Ron, you are absolutely hilarious. A half a million Covid deaths were a hoax yet you’re certain the vaxxed will die or suffer severe health complications this fall. You’re nuts.’please take your meds.

          • Ron Anselmo July 3, 2021 at 1:34 am #

            Zizzy – have to assume you’re pro-vax – good for you. We all have to do what we have to do – or not.

            Before you rushed out to get your shot, did you ever ask yourself, “Why rush out to get a shot of a “vaccine” for a virus that has a 99.97% survival rate?”.

            I’m an engineer by education, so fairly capable in math, but for those who struggle with math, that’s 3 deaths in 10,000 “cases”. In other words, 9,997 people out of 10,000 are just fine.

            Again, why the rush? Boo! It’s not the Covid Zizzy, it’s the “vaccine” – they scared you into it. Herd immunity, my ass – it’s herd thinning.

            BTW, I’m not on meds, and at a robust 60, never have been – kinda’ sucks, because from an economic/GDP standpoint, I’m not as “valuable” as someone who’s “on the program”. Boo hoo for the Whitecoats & Big Pharma.

            Living well is the best revenge.

          • Tekapo July 3, 2021 at 3:30 am #

            Ron, you are absolutely hilarious. A half a million Covid deaths were a hoax yet you’re certain the vaxxed will die or suffer severe health complications this fall. You’re nuts. please take your meds.

            You can’t reason with them zizzy – they’re a cross between pod people and undead zombies.

            The irony is they think they’re so fucking shit-hot on top of things with their “inside” knowledge. They really unsalvageable. Sad!

          • Ron Anselmo July 3, 2021 at 9:23 am #

            Jeez Tekapo – I’ve had a modicum of respect for some of your comments, but to suggest that Zizzy’s comment contained the least bit of *reason*, is a stretch.

            Seems I’ve hit a nerve. Either you’re up way too late or started drinking way too early. Reason? WTF? Over.

            BTW, love the adjective – “fucking shit-hot” – haven’t heard it used outside the military, usually generally describing certain military fighter pilots.

            Happy 4th!

          • hmuller July 3, 2021 at 10:59 am #

            Ron, when I googled the term “fucking shit-hot”, all I got was links to porno sites. I guess we now know where Tekapo picks up such slang. I wonder, does his grannie have a cliche for that situation? LOL

          • Enough Already July 3, 2021 at 3:59 pm #

            Why don’t we place a bet, Ron. If I’m dead in six months, you win. If I’m still alive and kicking, I win. How much are we betting? Recognizing that I would not be able to pay you if I’m dead, we’ll naturally have to place the money in escrow.

          • Tekapo July 3, 2021 at 5:53 pm #

            Seems I’ve hit a nerve. Either you’re up way too late or started drinking way too early. Reason? WTF? Over.

            Haven’t hit a nerve – mine are made of steel – but you have landed on a hot-button issue, and zizzy’s logic was impeccable.

            The Virus-Hoax / Anti-Vax crowd are very eager to cite “3 deaths in 10,000” as the mortality rate for Covid-19, but fail to recognise or mention the tiny 1.6 cases per 100,000 death rate from vaccination shots.

            Virus-Hoax types also fail to mention that death rates are FAR higher from Covid-19 among those over 60,70,80 … and that it can be an extremely unpleasant and lonely death.

            These types also fail to mention that the actual illness can be pretty dreadful even if it doesn’t kill you, and we also have a substantial number of long-haulers. This is not a 4-day cold or a 10-day flu.

            So if you’re going to highlight what you dislike about the vaccine, then also highlight the hugely unpleasant aspects of the virus as well. That was zizzy’s broader point.

            Herd immunity is not the goal – herd-thinning is.

            And the button that really gets pressed is when ostensibly intelligent people (even some engineers) actually believe and post that the vaccines are a deliberate depopulation strategy (a thinning) being implemented by SMERSH or something similar.

            That is outer lunar orbit. Next people will be asking Enough Already whether forks and spoons are sticking to his body parts.

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 8:33 pm #

            @Ron – hahahahahaha!

          • Uncle Bob July 4, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

            Tekapo is female? Probably a tattooed, woke walrus, all full of Alinskyite self-righteouness, and definitely believes she’s smarter and better than everybody else.

        • Pat Ormsby July 3, 2021 at 6:52 am #

          Every reliable source I come across says the delta variant spreads more easily, but is less deadly, while every media source that gets shoved at me says it’s the end of the world, even Russian media. With the Sputnik V vaccine being shunned by the globalists, I would not expect Russia to be a part of this scam. I don’t know what to make of it yet. Are northern peoples more prone to adverse outcomes from this? They are saying it’s the unvaxxed there that are having a hard time. Putin has been criticised for trying to cooperate with the globalists, but I still don’t know what is really happening there.

          • Enough Already July 3, 2021 at 4:02 pm #

            Pat, what are your reliable sources? The data I’m seeing, including from the Lancet, show the Delta to be more deadly, but those findings are preliminary. The thorough studies have not yet been concluded, so I’m curious where you’re getting your info.

          • Enough Already July 3, 2021 at 4:12 pm #

            You’re almost there, Pat. You’re asking the right questions. The answer is that it’s not a scam and Putin is trying to keep his people alive.

        • Wizard of the Saddle July 3, 2021 at 12:36 pm #

          As I noted in a previous post – no signs of the return of the Grim Reaper riding in on his Delta Variant steed here in NW Alabama, land of our increasingly famous Congressman, Mo Brooks.

          The rumor mill says “cases” are shooting up in NW Alabama……….but…………if true, (and that is a BIG “if”), it’s apparently a big nothingburger, because hospitals and clinics are not swamped with desperate, dying Delta Variant COVID patients.

          JHK’s reporting that this ballyhooed variant is far less dangerous is being validated, it would seem.

          • Enough Already July 3, 2021 at 5:40 pm #

            There’s always a lag between cases being reported and hospitals becoming full to capacity. The deaths lag the cases by 3-4 weeks. Please be careful, especially if you’re unvaccinated. Take precautions. This thing is not a hoax.

          • Enough Already July 3, 2021 at 6:04 pm #

            Wizard,

            I know you all think we were being a bunch of weak-kneed liberals in the cities where we basically locked ourselves indoors for months at the beginning of this year. As someone who lives in one of those mega cities that went through this thing, I can assure you, when this thing takes hold in your community it gets very, very frightening. People you know start to get sick. Some will die. Please take care and take proper precautions!

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 8:35 pm #

            Look at the lily-livered culted libby, clutching the pearls. Over a cold with a 0.26% fatality rate, dangerous only to people with comorbidities.

            Death, rebranded, sure worked on these dupes.

            Fall off a ladder? Die of sepsis? Covid19.

          • Enough Already July 3, 2021 at 8:43 pm #

            Hey, Mary.

            Have you ever considered the possibility that you’re a cruel and mean-spirited person?

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 11:01 pm #

            Is that all you got?

            Lame.

            That’s why you live life as a lowly establishment culted cypher, fed ’til bloated by the MSM, then regurgitate it out all over comments sections everywhere, as if you are unique or even capable of critical thought.

      • Hereward the Woke July 2, 2021 at 6:46 pm #

        Barnett’s so depressing and negative that he’s almost unreadable. Unfortunately, he may be right.

      • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

        They are calling vaccine deaths ‘breakthrough cases’ now.

        In addition to labelling them as a ‘variant’.

        • Tekapo July 3, 2021 at 6:01 pm #

          My understanding is that “breakthrough cases” is a term used for those fully vaccinated people who test positive – and nothing to do with vaccine deaths.

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 8:35 pm #

            Why are vaccinated people testing ‘positive’ with a PCR test that doesn’t work?

          • Enough Already July 3, 2021 at 9:05 pm #

            Mary,

            Do you understand the very basics of probability? It appears not. So let me explain it to you, you cruel human being.

            The way it works is that the vaccine is 94 percent effective. That that means, in terms I hope you can understand, is that 6 out of every 100 vaccinated people exposed to the virus will still catch the virus. What the data also shows is that those 6 out of 100 will get less severely sick than they would have if they had not been vaccinated.

            So the fact that there are breakthrough cases should be entirely understandable to most people with an understanding of what “94 percent” works.

            Again, I want to give you the benefit of the doubt here, but you’re making it exceedingly difficult for me to do that.

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 9:08 pm #

            EA,

            All you can explain to me is why you are so indoctrinated.

            Who did it, CNN? Rachel Madcow?

          • Ron Anselmo July 3, 2021 at 9:12 pm #

            “Breakthrough cases” is a term for fully vaccinated people who then test positive. The CDC though, will not be reporting these cases *unless* there is a hospitalization or death. Seems a little odd don’t you think?

            Two reasons: 1) The failure rate of the so-called “vaccines” are not transparent (causing the vaxxed to piss their pants) and 2) all reported “cases” will appear to come from the unvaccinated.

            Intentional dishonesty & obfuscation – deliberate lies, We may be the unclean, the pariahs, the new Jews, but we’re not that fucking stupid.

          • Enough Already July 3, 2021 at 9:24 pm #

            Mary,

            You never actually respond to what I have to say? All you have is childish name calling. Why is that?

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 11:02 pm #

            Because you’re an establishment cypher ala Take-a-Poo?

            You’re way nastier than I could ever be, but like Agent Po, you have no concept of self, or ability to critically think.

            So I would rather just point and laugh at you, as that is all you deserve.

          • Tekapo July 4, 2021 at 10:40 pm #

            Intentional dishonesty & obfuscation – deliberate lies, We may be the unclean, the pariahs, the new Jews, but we’re not that fucking stupid.

            If they are not distinguishing between the vaccinated and unvaccinated when collating their new-case stats, then I would be very surprised.

            They would also be keeping detailed stats on adverse reactions to the various vaccines being used, including after one jab or two. And they would be doing longer-term study as well – monitoring people who have been vaccinated for up to about eight months or so now.

            They really want to know whether the vaccine is good long-term, and especially whether it is broad-spectrum enough to cover the Delta Variant.

            Similarly, they would be keeping very detailed stats on whether hospitalised | serious | death patients are / were unvaccinated, partially so, or fully immunised.

            And with the greatest respect – if they are not publishing these results, the fault lies with the very rowdy anti-vaxxers. The authorities do not want to pour more fuel onto an already very destructive fire.

            But from my understanding, it is still far better for the 60+ or 70+ cohorts to be vaccinated, if they do contract the virus.

            For most of pandemic history, a very large percentage of deaths were among the elderly – but that is changing, and now the distinguishing feature appears to be between the vaccinated, and the unvaccinated.

            As it should be, hopefully.

    • Islander July 2, 2021 at 10:30 am #

      I agree that underestimating one’s adversaries and making fools of those who are listening carefully to what these powerful men say about their plans for the rest of us is not klug. If pepole had paid more attention to John D. Rockefeller back in the day concerning his plans for the structuring of the AMerican medical establishment we would not be where we are now.

      I respect the view of JHK obviously, or I wouldn’t tune in twice a week to see what he says—and he hits many nails on the head with a lot of humor, esp when it comes to domestic politics. But he is skating over thin ice on this one.

      Regarding the Great Reset, some otherwise intelligent observers (foremost among those known to me is Ron Unz) label Schwab a villain out of James Bond. Is that because of his accent?

      To me this is pretty childish. And shortsighted. And a backhanded insult. A silly ad hominem.

      People with German accents are just as capable of doing harm as those with Brooklyn accents (Fauci) and those with English accents (Dazhak, BoJo, Wellcome Folks), those with any old accents such as Gates and the Big Pharma crew.

      Honestly, I expect a bit more keep analysis from JHK.

      I await it eagerly. In the meantime I am not trivializing the power of the extremely powerful in order to appear cool.

      • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 10:37 am #

        In the meantime I am not trivializing the power of the extremely powerful in order to appear cool.

        That’s the coolest of all, Daddy-o!

      • Yohannon July 2, 2021 at 11:16 am #

        Nazism has become such a cliche that German accents seem ridiculously over the top now. And strange as it does seem, James Bond super-villains are a better model of reality now than the Nation state or “democratic” talking points.

      • tahoe1780 July 2, 2021 at 11:25 am #

        Speaking of German accents, it occurs to me that those turning a blind eye to the censorship of anyone questioning the official narrative, character assassinations, lockdowns, etc. and taking the jab so as not to lose privileges, may be channeling Holocaust deniers. Blaming the un-vaxxed for lockdown-related inconveniences in stead of their governors reeks of Stockholm syndrome.

      • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 11:26 am #

        Well said, Islander. I am of like mind.

      • shotho July 2, 2021 at 11:34 am #

        What is the Great Reset?

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 11:54 am #

          https://www.weforum.org/great-reset/

          World Economic Forum, who is driving everything.

          • abbybwood July 2, 2021 at 2:31 pm #

            I wonder if all the top WEF guys will be attending the Bohemian Grove confab up on The Russian River?

            Pretty sure it starts soon or maybe just ended?

            Ahhhh….pissing on the redwoods and “The Cremation of Care”.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 2:37 pm #

            Right. When genociding Billions and neutering the rest, they Best completely destroy Care lest they suffer fitful sleep.

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 1:23 pm #

            Bohemian Grove, where the grossest most psychotic people on earth go to act like fools for lucifer.

          • Tekapo July 4, 2021 at 10:57 pm #

            Bohemian Grove, where the grossest most psychotic people on earth go to act like fools for lucifer.

            According to the resident brains trust, Richard Nixon was forced out because he thought the Republican bum-sniffing week at Bohemian Grove “was faggoty”. Could be true. He didn’t fit in.

      • Bilejones@hotmail.com July 2, 2021 at 11:53 am #

        I expected something about how they were shipping Mumbly Joe down to the collapsed Miami Condo so that he could sniff out any trapped pubescent girlies.

        Oh well.

      • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 3:51 pm #

        I await it eagerly. In the meantime I am not trivializing the power of the extremely powerful in order to appear cool.

        There are distinct levels of cool, or its flipside, lunatic paranoia.

        It’s well-known that the world’s rich travel to Davos (and a hundred boardrooms elsewhere) to discuss ways to grow their wealth and influence.

        But there is a huge leap from there to say they rule the world in any meaningful sense, and then it is a gigantic leap from there to the interstellar paranoia about a deliberate plot to create a virus and then a deadly vaccine.

        There is NO evidence for it, but there are a million good reasons why it didn’t happen like that. Practical, grounded, logical, and logistical.

        And can we please get past this egregious strawman pushed on here that the Great Resetters are plainly writing and publishing what their aims and plans are? All it demonstrates is the misreading (and perhaps the wishful thinking) of the more gullible.

        And don’t even the tinfoilers realise the Big Reset (Killer Vaccine Version) would be completely self-defeating? That if large numbers of people start becoming ill (to the point of dying) because of a killer vax, that they will seek revenge, and literally tear the Schwabs and everyone else apart? I would.

        It’s all a nonsense. A virus that should never have been made made escaped from a lab it should not have been in, and six or seven huge outfits saw $-signs and with a bucket of government money punched out vaccines in record time, using very sophisticated technology – mostly because Trump wanted it before 3 November.

        Everything else is apple-sauce.

        • Tekapo July 3, 2021 at 3:32 am #

          See – no reply – absolutely crickets – they cannot handle the truth.

          • hmuller July 3, 2021 at 11:06 am #

            What? We have to repond to every stray thought you have. Thoughts we’ve heard countless times already. You ignore many issues I raise, especially when I beat the snot out of you on a debate point.. You just move on and don’t respond. So, big fucking deal. You like bankers, fine, go for it.

          • Wizard of the Saddle July 3, 2021 at 12:42 pm #

            Ah, no. No reply, Tekapo, because your comments are rarely worthy of response. You are so far off the damned reservation most of the time that we don’t even bother dispatching the cavalry to look for you.

            As a general best practice, we try to refrain from feeding the trolls. Hell, I already feel guilty for throwing you this crumb.

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 9:09 pm #

            Prima Donna started pouting, no responses to the drivel.

          • Uncle Abraham July 4, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

            I’ll bite. I think you have a couple valid points. The escaped virus was a golden opportunity to make money for those able to take advantage of it, and they have.

            As for a massive overriding conspiracy, you’re also right this is unrealistic. Wherever money and the power it confers on those who have it rules, evil ensues. Inflating the intelligence and human coordination behind this evil is giving mankind far too much credit and minimizing one’s own responsibility and ability to transcend through a proper stance and response.

            Now, regarding these latter things, a proper stance and response, I see you wholly given over to serving evil with your hate of The Truth manifest in contracting a severe case of TDS, so whatever good sense you may sometimes exhibit go for naught on a personal level.

        • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 8:36 pm #

          It’s because your comments are eye-rollers, so I scroll by most.

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 11:50 am #

      I do also think JHK might be underestimating the massive legs behind this global campaign to subjugate citizens in most countries.

      From what I have seen/read coming across my desk, it looks like they are only just getting started.

      • Islander July 2, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

        “I do also think JHK might be underestimating the massive legs behind this global campaign to subjugate citizens in most countries.”

        Agree.

        true, it seems inconceivable to a normal person, and the outlines of how the game is going down is murky. What are the mechanisms—the actual communications and “understandings” that function as orders?

        Trying to picture the exact details is, I believe, partly what some intelligent people trivialize and ridicule. That is, they propose ridiculous scenarios regarding the actual power lines such that this cabal at the top ends up looking like boy scouts playing Cowboys and Indians in the woods.

        We can’t imagine the smoking guns that would enlighten us as to how this worldwide seizure of power—Machtergreifung—is actually being managed. How are major players, such as provincial medical associations in Canada, being kept in line?

        So those who take the Megalomaniacs at their word that they are bent on controlling everything are made to look ridiculous because we can’t figure out how the coordination is taking place.

        Yet we can perceive the results of totalitarian steps easily enough. Everything “coordinated” as C. J. HOpkins has pointed out, a la Gleichschaltung. I don’t know why JHK is joining the “don’t be ridiculous” crowd. It almost feels like denial. It is easy to make fun of Klaus Schwab on the basis of visuals and image. But behind Klaus Schwab, under Klaus Schwab, over Klaus Schwab, are maybe hundreds of others. Maybe a few hundred. Or maybe a few thousand.

        Jeez, I hope JHK is right and I am wrong, and the Punch and Judy villain Klaus Schwab is as far as this show goes!

        I remember feeling this way in the past. Like, the day in March 2003 when the Iraq invasion started.
        I “knew” in my bones that the country was crossing a Rubicon.
        I sure hoped I was wrong, though. Well, I reckon I was, unfortunately, right.

        Yeats understood it.
        ” A shudder in the loins engenders there
        The broken wall, the burning roof and tower
        And Agamemnon dead.”

        I don’t see how anyone can conclude that the Great Reset is a joke. The push for universal jabs as control mechanism is not a joke.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 2:46 pm #

          Well done, Islander!

        • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 4:10 pm #

          I don’t see how anyone can conclude that the Great Reset is a joke. The push for universal jabs as control mechanism is not a joke.

          Obviously I disagree. There is not a small group of all-powerful – there is no Great Reset occurring because of the use of that all-powerful power. It’s not a joke … it’s just non-existent.

          They do NOT keep Canadian Provincial medical associations “in line” – it is a fanciful notion. These bodies comprise smart and independent people, and would very quickly tell others where to go if they attempted to corral their thinking.

          People who believe in pyramid capstones and Davos cabals simply do not understand how a modern complex world operates … the millions of intersecting points, the whole phalanx of competition between everyone, and the very complex interaction between the money men and governments.

          Schwab-WEF-Davos is just one node in the matrix. An important and influential one of course, but just one among thousands.

          As for the Covid-19 vaccines (all eight of them?) being a social control mechanism … this is about as illogical as the attack on masks.

          The pandemic is a public health event … why it has to be dramatised into something from SMERSH or The Man From UNCLE is beyond understanding. A sign of the times I suppose, where people get suckered in by any wild rumours that bounce around the fringe pockets of the Internet.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 5:15 pm #

            Haha! Thanks for that.

        • Harry Bolsogna July 3, 2021 at 1:36 am #

          Doesn’t it seem clear that the war is being waged against personal freedoms? For those countries with a tradition of acknowledging personal sovereignty, the battle grounds are the borders, mass immigration, a failed economy, fraudulent elections, food/water security, control of energy and health freedom. China just celebrated the 100 year anniversary of communism controlling every aspect of life in that country. Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are being destroyed piece by piece. The elite have made it abundantly clear that the future is for robotics, AI and transhumanism. Personal choice and sovereignty are anachronistic to the “progressive” movement obsessed with taking the next step of evolution. They believe the mRNA technology is the key to ensuring biological longevity, genetic transmutation and ultimately conversion of the biological into the electronic/digital. mRNA, for them, is the path toward the singularity and ultimately to immortality. Those accepting the jab are truly the guinea pigs of this technology. TPTB want everyone jabbed to develop the most broad data set possible, as a means of identifying genotypes that either accept or reject the genetic mutation and the nanotechnologies. If people die, more data for the model. If people survive, collect more DNA through swabs or blood specimens to determine how the synthetic mRNA was integrated into the DNA of the host. They can’t reach the singularity without perfecting the various technologies that merge the biological with the electronic/digital. This is a global “science” experiment, and opting out is not an option.

          • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 12:01 am #

            Doesn’t it seem clear that the war is being waged against personal freedoms? For those countries with a tradition of acknowledging personal sovereignty, the battle grounds are the borders, mass immigration, a failed economy, fraudulent elections, food/water security, control of energy and health freedom.

            Some might see it rather more as a crisis of capitalism, with the end of cheap and abundant energy, a climate crisis not going away, food & water crises, millions of good jobs evaporated from wealthy countries, huge wealth disparity, humongous corporate power and craven governments, and truly vast numbers of unemployed or under-employed people, and many more in dead-end service jobs.

            I think there are huge problems ahead, and while I don’t welcome heading for 70, I’m very pleased my most productive years were the forty between 1970 and 2010.

            I am also totally allergic to “conspiracy theories” – not only because they are unproven (and in fact not even demonstrable – the pandemic is not a winning move), but because they distract us enormously from the real issues of class, wealth, expensive energy, over-population, and resource depletion.

            I don’t need Schwab-WEF-Davos-Etc to explain the world.

        • Wizard of the Saddle July 3, 2021 at 12:51 pm #

          I wouldn’t be so hard on our host, who has a long-standing “allergy” to conspiracy theories……an allergy I also am afflicted with.

          I do not deny that people conspire all of the time. They do. Powerful people certainly do.

          But I am a BIG proponent of the Missouri philosophy of “Show Me.”

          I am always open to hearing the evidence and listening to smart people trying to assemble the puzzle pieces, but I am similarly alert for leaps of logic, rumor mongering, ideological axe grinding, and tin foil hat buttery.

          I guess what I’m saying is that I think it is healthy to always be a skeptic and to demand proof that would withstand a rules of evidence test in a court of law.

          But that does not mean I don’t enjoy reading everyone’s speculations. A little imagination can be a useful thing for anyone with an investigative bone who seeks to connect the dots and arrive at the truth. So keep the theories coming!

          • Wizard of the Saddle July 3, 2021 at 12:52 pm #

            “Nuttery” – not Buttery.

            Stupid spell checker ruining my posts. Ugh….

        • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 8:37 pm #

          Yes, I wish that he was correct. But the last 20 years of Rubicon crossing have increasingly demonstrate what is ahead, and it is a complete collapse.

          • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 12:44 am #

            Yes, I wish that he was correct. But the last 20 years of Rubicon crossing have increasingly demonstrate what is ahead, and it is a complete collapse.

            I don’t think a “complete collapse” is on the cards – but it’s quite possible an awful lot of the population of the planet face a world of pain – or a much lower quality of life | standard of living than that enjoyed by their Boomer and Gen X parents.

            Not so much in “material” wealth – a large number of youngish people in OECD countries have far better income, homes, cars, degrees, health, etc, than their parents or grandparents enjoyed.

            But the quality of that life has definitely diminished in so many ways. A loss of so many things that can’t be gotten back.

            However overall I do not need vast conspiracy theories of elite cabals pulling the levers to explain all of this – it is a very unhelpful (delusionary) distraction, in my view.

      • abbybwood July 2, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

        So many like the idea of having self-driving cars.

        Just sit in the backseat and take a nice nap until you arrive at Granny’s house.

        Lionel was mentioning how simple it will be in the future (once all our old gas guzzler cars have been abandoned) for the government to simply announce a lockdown for a week where all those cool cars will be turned off due to “climate change”.

        Wear TWO masks! Keep socially distancing even with the jabs! Keep those masks on all the kids for hours! Even when playing outside and running!

        Stand on your heads and spit out wooden nickels!

        We are being so punked.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 2:48 pm #

          Punk’d but ya.

        • Socrates-Detroit July 2, 2021 at 4:21 pm #

          Whether a “pandemic” or “plandemic”, it has ratcheted the world in general to a place, that, if all traces of COVID-19 vanished by Sunday, the world will not come back.

          Leaders on both the “center-right” (for example, Greece of all places) as well as the center-left (governors of blue states) and left like the control it gave them. They won’t be giving it all back…

          “It’s for your own good!”

          You’ll notice the increasing clamor for electric vehicles. EVs. They don’t pollute (not really–only if they are plugged into a ‘clean’ electricity generation plant).

          Academically, and in real life (just look at the sales), for personal mobility, EVs cannot compete with internal combustion engine (ICE). They simply cost more and deliver a lot less, for most people, most of the time.

          Even with the tax breaks, their sales are low.

          The batteries need more range, and faster charge times. It’s unlikely that they will improve like microprocessors have, since they are basic chemical in action. But maybe they will….

          Until then, if ever, all the money the government will plow into “charging stations” and bigger subsidies is largely wasted. It could reduce tailpipe emissions much more simply by adding a $2/gallon gas tax, and using the money to fix the roads, or some other MEANINGFUL infrastructure, like…facilitating railroads, in a nod to our host.

          Simple. Effective. The more fuel you use, the more you pay.

          No, they want us collectively to pay more for less.

          Why is that?

          Because they want fewer ICE vehicles in private hands, preferably no ICE vehicles, other than as rolling art for the elite.

          Why is that? Because they are hard to control.

          “Saving the planet” is the Trojan Horse by which via incentive, coercion, and people’s innate good will, the EV is to displace ICE.

          But the EV’s real benefit is–you guessed it control.

          Because EVs are the building block for: AVs–autonomous vehicles.

          You can forget the fantasy talk of owning one. Their sensor/control systems must be built to aircraft specs–very expensive. If you can’t afford $150k for a car today, you won’t be getting an AV tomorrow. $150k assumes an improvement from what is probably close to $400-500k today, per unit.

          “Zero accidents, zero emissions, zero congestion”. Remember that phrase.

          I believe the vision for AVs to be driverless Ubers. You will have an app. You will summon and pay for the AV. While in the AV, to the max extent, your time will be monetized–connection fee, and of course the barrage of ads, think yahoo. Then you will exit, it will go elsewhere.

          When the battery hits 20%, it will finish, and then to go a charging station, where, untouched by human hands. it will be charged. Then it will resume.

          With 70% uptime and no driver, $500k for the asset is not that bad, it makes money on the rides. That’s before monetizing your time in the AV.

          And of course it is “safer” than an impatient, inattentive, incompetent motorist… lol.

          And of course, when you pay per trip, you’ll use less trips–aka, you will travel less.

          You will no longer have the freedom of walking to your car, turning the key and going. You will need the app, the “app” will know where you are and where you are going. Later on, the “app” may say “location disallowed, trip denied”. Perhaps if you’re going to the MAGA Again 2028 rally, the AV won’t take you….

          Controlling personal mobility and privacy are key pillar of total contro.

          As you hear now about the shots, it will be about “saving lives”. since AVs are safer (that is debatable at this time and level of development, but not implausible down the road, pun intended), “saving the planet” , and as a bonus, “no congestion (because if it’s congested, you will be “location disallowed, trip denied”.)

          The pan/plandemic, and global warming talk have set the stage.

          You need EV to get to AV folks, to enjoy all these benefits.

          That’s why we have the big drumbeat for EV. And many auto CEOs, as members, or wannabe members, of the elite (“it’s a small club, and you ain’t in it”) have bought in–as long as they get theirs.

          • Wizard of the Saddle July 3, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

            Socrates: I’m all in favor of letting the Lefty sheeple types buy all the EV’s they want.

            Bottom line: More gasoline available for me at the pump as I continue to drive my far more capable ICEmobile.

        • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 8:38 pm #

          Exactly.

        • benr July 4, 2021 at 9:19 am #

          @abby

          To be honest I suspect since the internet has a kill button everything is now becoming IOT (internet of things) that even modern day cars with upwards of 30-50 computers in them there is also a kill switch.
          We have a 2015 Hyndai that has at least 32 computers.
          Was a nice car but it has started falling apart at a surprising rate.
          Never buy another one.

    • ThorsHammer July 2, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

      Even “Dr.” Faschi stumbles on the truth from time to time..
      There are two nations in the North America formerly known as the USA. In the triangle loosely bordered by Montana on the North, Texas to the South, and Florida to the East lies the Heartland of of former states where a form of sanity still emerges from time to time. The sooner they cut all ties to the regions controlled by Antifada and Transgender to the west and the Deepfake Propaganda State to the east the better off we all will be.

      Long live the new Nation of Heartland. That is a Great Reset I can support!

      • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

        You can’t possibly Believe that the coastal hordes, with all the Capital and Power, would Just let their food producers live in Peace while sandwiching you.

        That’d be quite a treaty to read over.

        • ThorsHammer July 2, 2021 at 5:52 pm #

          O.G.

          The purpose of fictional tales is to open a window to the impossible. Speaking of Impossible, how is it that Russia, with a military budget 1/10 that of the US has managed to checkmate the US global dominance? And obsolete the entire US carrier fleet– the backbone of US global power projection — with hyper-sonic weapons against which the US has no effective defense? Do you think Greater Texas might not have a similar technological capability?

          In my fictional scenario, which do you think would make the most effective foot soldiers? Billy-Bob rednecks defending their homeland who have been playing with their AK47’s since age 7? Or Soy-boys from San Fran who have all had their balls and peckers cut off so they can pretend to be women?

          • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 7:05 pm #

            Hahaha. Some Good laughs and Good questions. Thx, TH.

            If the USA went to CW2 with Red v Blue, we might never see that truce.

            Interesting, though. Does DC retain control of the US Military Personnel and Equipment in Texas? You wouldn’t need a Navy. You can run supplies in from Canada (Manitoba to Minneaota, Sask. to North Dakota & Alberta to Montana).

            Perhaps I spoke too soon.

          • benr July 4, 2021 at 9:22 am #

            Hypersonic weapons is that a fact or a work of propaganda?
            I see that all over and yet if Russia REALLY had them we would see them in action as state sponsored propaganda.
            I suspect they are vaporware and an attempt to get the US to overextend in their pursuit.

            Much like the bunker buster tech of old hardened battleship barrels filled with explosives dropped from near orbit or tungsten rod tech. We actually have this stuff and have proven it.

      • Wizard of the Saddle July 3, 2021 at 1:05 pm #

        I’m “down with that” as our fuliginous friends would say. Break out the Great Carving Knife and let’s trim the fat off of this gigantic Rib-Eye steak called the USA.

        Since the Left hates Old Glory, we’ll keep her and just subtract the stars from the canton that have morphed from being a proper White to a CCP style yellow.

        First order of business for the new lean and mean U.S.A.: Build enormous walls along our borders with the People’s Republic WestCoastaTransatopia and The Soviet Socialist Republic of New England.

        Of course, we will have to have a political asylum policy for defectors posessing traditional American values who, through no fault of their own, find themselves trapped behind enemy lines after the partition and in imminent danger of being sent to the camps.

  2. shotho July 2, 2021 at 9:48 am #

    Apparently, reality is a difficult concept to grasp.

  3. rube-i-con July 2, 2021 at 9:50 am #

    Over 168,000 Ballots Missing Chain of Custody in Cobb County, GA

    “When the auditing team was examining the tabulator tapes for advanced voting, they noticed that some tapes were produced by the same machines with the same serial number, and the protective counter numbers stayed the same. Tapes, in some cases, were printed minutes apart. Each scanner should have produced its own tape, with its own counter number, with its own serial number on it, and with unique date and time stamps.

    When questioned about these data anomalies, the Election Director told the auditing team leader that she decided to make the decision to remove original memory cards that held vote ballots and totals from the scanners. She had these cards brought back to her location, and the cards inserted in different machines she had at the county office. The cards would be officially closed. She effectively cast the voters’ ballots in a different machine and in a different location than where the voter originally cast their vote. Then, her staff proceeded to break the seals on the machine, remove the memory cards, and bring the cards back to her station. In doing this, the vote was flawed and did not protect the chain of custody of the ballots. The cards, which contained the ballot information and your vote totals, were haphazardly and, without chain of custody, mishandled with no proof of security or time-stamp.

    Cobb County had 174,979 Early Advance votes. Only 6,057 early advanced votes were processed correctly. The result of this action is that 168,922 early advanced votes have no chain of custody, violated the vote security of the citizens of Cobb County, and therefore put into question the validity of the Cobb County votes.”

    168,922 early advanced votes have no chain of custody in Cobb County alone.”

    • Wizard of the Saddle July 3, 2021 at 1:11 pm #

      There seems to be no end to the availability of damning evidence of election fraud from last November.

      The difficulty has been that there is an apparently endless supply of federal who lack integrity; fear being “cancelled”; fear violence from Leftist mobs; or are hopelessly corrupted by Deep State players.

      If our courts were properly functioning as impartial weigher’s of evidence and would apply the laws instead of using procedural tricks to torpedo cases DJT would still be in office instead of this doddering old fool with advanced senility.

      • Wizard of the Saddle July 3, 2021 at 1:12 pm #

        ….endless supply of federal judges and justices……

  4. rube-i-con July 2, 2021 at 9:51 am #

    ANOTHER VIDEO of Corrupt GA Election Workers Feeding SAME BALLOTS Through Machines Numerous Times

    just internet scuttlebutt though

    • Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 9:56 am #

      It was obvious it was stolen even without any of this.

      The graphical/chart representation of the votes as they were counted in real time said it all. After 3 am, Biden’s tracker went vertical, in an anomoly described as statistically impossible.

      As so often, the biggest lies are the most successful.

      • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 10:58 am #

        Do you have a link to these real-time charts? Pls & thx.

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 11:27 am #

          Here’s one.

          Many others just like it, with even bigger spikes.

          https://humansarefree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Wisconsin-Data-Dump-11-4-morning.jpg

        • Islander July 2, 2021 at 11:31 am #

          One guy who produced these charts—or at least presented them in online videos—is a guy orig. from India who is now I believe at MIT> Or, he graduated from MIT. He made a video in which he explained the statistical anomalies of the voting patterns in the swing states that all changed direction at ca. 3:00 a.m.

          Can’t recall name now—something with S.

          OK, his name is Shiva Ayyaduri.

          If you do a search for “Shiva Ayyaduri scatter plots” you should get quite a few hits—mostly con! That is, quite a few people debunked Ayyaduri’s analysis.

          Not being an expert in statistics I cannot assess these scatter plots.

          • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 2:37 pm #

            Nice work, Islander.

          • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

            Oh! Dr. Shiva. I know him well, he created a whole online hub/community. He’s great.

      • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 4:26 pm #

        After 3 am, Biden’s tracker went vertical, in an anomoly [sic] described as statistically impossible.

        Stuff and nonsense. Vote tallies come in in big batches, so numbers can change very quickly. You and your rightwing cohort are just mightily pissed off that Biden politicised and exploited the pandemic far better than the other guy.

        The other guy added a cherry on top by insulting service personnel, then dead and injured vets. Not satisfied with that, he then took a hammer to suburban white women … pissing them off mightily too.

        Biden didn’t have to cheat … the polls showed Biden with a winning lead in all the swing states for four months before election day. And the results were pretty close to those polls.

        • ThorsHammer July 2, 2021 at 6:05 pm #

          There you go again, Poo.

          Jim I suggest that you charge him a co-publishers fee for every one of his thousands of posts if you are going to allow him to take over your site.

          About $5,000 per post sounds right.

          • Tekapo July 3, 2021 at 3:34 am #

            There you go again, Poo.

            Yes indeed – providing real facts and analysis must piss you off enormously. You’re so used to dark-web homilies.

          • hmuller July 3, 2021 at 11:13 am #

            Did the idea ever occur to Tekapo that the polls were juiced in preparation for voter fraud. The pollsters were nearly all hate spewing enemies of Trump as was the MSM.

            If he can’t see the bias and lies of the MSM, he is hopelessly lost in an Orwellian propaganda world. Fine. Live there, Tekapo! But we do tire of your sheepish bleeting.

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 9:06 pm #

            I wish there were a block function here. That would be sweet.

        • Uncle Abraham July 4, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

          “The polls showed Biden with a winning lead….” Those polls were so corrupt the stench was sickening. Of course, one symptom of TDS is loss of smell.

        • Uncle Abraham July 4, 2021 at 2:16 pm #

          The “election” summed up in 75 seconds:

          https://www.bitchute.com/video/BFUX6RNuXvA0/

    • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 4:17 pm #

      Not completely sure you understand how vote-scanning machines work.

      • JTinMD July 2, 2021 at 5:29 pm #

        It’s your tone, Tekapo. You’re so arrogant and so very certain in your replies to others here, especially regarding a few select topics. Trump, TPTB, vaccines and so on. I do appreciate your consistency, and your mostly opposite views, but maybe some humility from time to time; and remember, brevity is the soul of wit. I don’t like to do it, but I find myself just skipping your comments too often; not that you care, or should care. The word for it is TIRESOME. You’re better than that, so please reign it in. Just a little. Please and thank you.

        • Redneck Liberal July 2, 2021 at 6:45 pm #

          Fair enough .comment, JTinMD, in expressing your opinion. However, these same criticisms – lack of brevity, arrogance, focus on select topics – can be applied to many others, to which you could add nasty ad hominems Posing as wit.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 7:10 pm #

            To whomever do you refer, RL? More TIRESOME than Josie? More arrogant? Selected topics?

            … … Hey!

          • Redneck Liberal July 4, 2021 at 11:40 am #

            If the cap fits, OGre…

        • Tekapo July 3, 2021 at 3:37 am #

          It’s the third time today I’ve seen “reign it in” misused (once was on the execrable Gateway Pundit). Having to deal with the illiterate mob can be just so TIRESOME. LOL

          • JTinMD July 3, 2021 at 7:39 am #

            Hahaha! Nice catch — of a misspelling, that is. Not misuse, though. Illiterate? Really? Sorry to have hurt your feelings, T. But, I just know you’re better than that. No?

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 9:14 pm #

            Take-a-poo doesn’t realize that many people with above-level IQs and smarts misspell things. Another sign he’s himself not too bright.

          • benr July 4, 2021 at 9:27 am #

            I suspect you would accuse Einstein of such.
            Do some research intelligence is not measured by spelling, punctuation, or grammar.
            Some are so busy thinking they forget such niceties.
            Some circles of education its considered rude to say high as there is a fear someone is on the verge of a break through and that interruption may cause a lapse in critical thought process.

          • Ron Anselmo July 4, 2021 at 11:41 am #

            Benr – do you mean if they say, “High?”?

      • Wizard of the Saddle July 4, 2021 at 1:46 am #

        Not completely sure you understand how truth works.

  5. PeteAtomic July 2, 2021 at 9:54 am #

    ” I’ll tell you: the raised ranch house that my parents bought in the Long Island suburbs for about 20-K in 1954. (Note, rather severely updated since then.) Just sayin….”

    holy smokes, that’s a nice house

    lots of sunlights on the roof there

  6. Tate July 2, 2021 at 10:17 am #

    Yikes! Please don’t write the words “C.’d Demo.” around here. As far as that July 4, 1776 thing, the “fact-checkers” are rummaging around for the exact date in 1619. Maybe they’ll narrow it down to a month, say in June? Then the Dems in Congress along with their Rejublican sidekicks can amalgamate it into the recently passed real birth of slavery!

  7. Beryl of Oyl July 2, 2021 at 10:34 am #

    Excellent essay.

    I was waiting for someone to deal with Mr. Science there.

    Back when this whole thing started, someone reminded me that Anthony Fauci was the one in charge when that infamous Life Magazine cover appeared.

    I almost couldn’t believe it- “THAT GUY?”

    Then I couldn’t believe how evidently no one filled in the President Of The United States on just who he was taking advice from. Someone should have gotten him out of there.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 10:45 am #

      Someone should have gotten him out of there.

      Hahaha. Indeed. And somebody should’ve stopped those conspiring cocaine-snorting, strip club-frequenting ultra-religious jihadi suicidal terrorists.

      Like, say … NORAD.

      “Aaahhh! There’s no finding where the disclosed Pentagram missing $2,200,000,000 went now.

      Oh, Man! The tragedy Just gets worse and worse.”

      • Bilejones@hotmail.com July 2, 2021 at 11:57 am #

        Here. Do with it what you will.

        “The Official Version of 9/11 goes something like this…
        (All this reported by “respectable” mainstream media or reported in the 9/11 commission report )

        Directed by a beardy-guy from a cave in Afghanistan, nineteen hard-drinking, coke-snorting, devout Muslims enjoy lap dances before their mission to meet Allah…

        Using nothing more than craft knifes, they overpower cabin crew, passengers and pilots on four planes…

        And hangover or not, they manage to give the world’s most sophisticated air defense system the slip…

        Unphased by leaving their “How to Fly a Passenger Jet” guide in the car at the airport, they master the controls in no-time and score direct hits on two towers, causing THREE to collapse completely…

        Our masterminds even manage to overpower the odd law of physics or two… and the world watches in awe as steel-framed buildings fall symmetrically – through their own mass – at free-fall speed, for the first time in history.

        Despite all their dastardly cunning, they stupidly give their identity away by using explosion-proof passports, which survive the fireball undamaged and fall to the ground… only to be discovered by the incredible crime-fighting sleuths at the FBI…

        …Meanwhile down in Washington…

        Hani Hanjour, having previously flunked 2-man Cessna flying school, gets carried away with all the success of the day and suddenly finds incredible abilities behind the controls of a Boeing…
        Instead of flying straight down into the large roof area of the Pentagon, he decides to show off a little…
        Executing an incredible 270 degree downward spiral, he levels off to hit the low facade of the world’s most heavily defended building…
        …all without a single shot being fired…. or ruining the nicely mowed lawn… and all at a speed just too fast to capture on video…

        …Later, in the skies above Pennsylvania…

        So desperate to talk to loved ones before their death, some passengers use sheer willpower to connect mobile calls that otherwise would not be possible until several years later…

        And following a heroic attempt by some to retake control of Flight 93, it crashes into a Shankesville field leaving no trace of engines, fuselage or occupants… except for the standard issue Muslim terrorists bandana…

        …Further south in Florida…

        President Bush, our brave Commander-in-Chief continues to read “My Pet Goat” to a class full of primary school children… shrugging off the obvious possibility that his life could be in imminent danger…

        …In New York…

        World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein blesses his own foresight in insuring the buildings against terrorist attack only six weeks previously…

        While back in Washington, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz shake their heads in disbelief at their own luck in getting the ‘New Pearl Harbor’ catalyzing event they so desired to pursue their agenda of world domination…

        And finally, not to be disturbed too much by reports of their own deaths, at least seven of our nineteen suicide hijackers turn up alive and kicking in mainstream media reports…

        And if you don’t believe that, you’re a “conspiracy theorist”

        • hmuller July 2, 2021 at 12:07 pm #

          Very well put. You win today’s ribbon.

        • Ron Anselmo July 2, 2021 at 12:36 pm #

          All orchestrated. Problem – reaction – solution. Peak Oil dictated that we put our footprint in the Middle East. There’s your answer as to why.

          One of the best reads ever – Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, by Mike Ruppert

          • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

            Hegelian Dialectic!

        • AKlein July 2, 2021 at 3:03 pm #

          Is it not in the nature of miracles that they be hard to believe? And so are we invited to enter into the realm of faith.

        • Islander July 2, 2021 at 3:27 pm #

          BJones:

          Ha ha ha.

          So funny, why am I crying . . .

          no, really, it is funny.

        • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 4:35 pm #

          I wonder why the Village Idiot from Saskatchewan is using a different handle to scroll out the same old stuff, almost word-for-word.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 7:32 pm #

            I wish that I wrote that! Truly brilliant.

            You know that I didn’t write it because I, for sure, would have tied in:

            1) NYSE lying to us that they could not identify which parties made millions in unprecedented airline stock short-selling on Sept. 10, 2001.
            2) U.S. Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld announcing $2,200,000,000,000 MIA from the Pentagram on Sept. 10, 2001 – mere hours before the jihadis conveniently obliterated the evidence thereof.
            3) San Francisco mayor Willie Brown telling us a couple of days later that he had been warned to not fly That Tuesday.

            Bilejones@hotmail.com was Good enough to not only write such an enthralling recap of Official “facts,” he also indicated:

            “Here. Do with it what you will.”

            I have copied his post and may add those and other details to it. If I do, I will always give Bilejones@hotmail.com the credit because it Truly is brilliant writing and is an incredible base to tack more on.

            ——–

            Hey Slugger! What sez you about “Executing an incredible 270 degree downward spiral [before] he levels off to hit the low facade of the world’s most heavily defended building”?

          • Slugoon July 3, 2021 at 8:27 am #

            OG! Here is a link to the NTSB report on the AA77 flight path: https://www.ntsb.gov/about/Documents/Flight_Path_Study_AA77.pdf

            Pages 4 & 5 show the vertical and lateral profile. The aircraft made a 330º turn to the right whilst descending from 7-8000′ to 2000′ in around 3.5 minutes. This implies a vertical speed of 1400-1700 fpm during the turn. Nothing extraordinary about that.

            The turn diameter scales to approximately 5nm. Assuming the jet was going 300 knots IAS (330 knots TAS) that would require a 33º angle of bank. Nothing extraordinary about that either.

            It doesn’t appear to level off at the end of the turn. It continues descending from 2000′ to ground level over 4 miles whilst accelerating towards the Pentagon.

            Hitting a target that size is not too difficult. You just keep your aiming point fixed in the windshield (Lesson 13 of basic flying training). Even a bad pilot can fairly consistently place an aircraft on the touchdown zone of a runway, which requires a more skill than hitting a 22m high building anywhere on its facade.

            You may be right about everything else to do with 11/9 but this was NOT an incredible turn. That’s what I sez!

          • O.G. Hawkins July 3, 2021 at 5:49 pm #

            Thx, Slugger.

            To be clear, I only quote others that say that there was incredible maneuvers by 1 or more of the 3 planes that hit their targets that day. I have no idea and turn to the experts – like yourself.

            We do not see Bilejones@hotmail.com often here at CFN but I do Hope that he follows up on this interesting aspect of That Tuesday now that we have your expert thoughts.

          • Slugoon July 3, 2021 at 6:47 pm #

            Ah, sorry OG, I see that it was another poster you were quoting. I hadn’t read bilejones’ post. For his/her benefit then, a couple of things to consider:

            Directed by a beardy-guy from a cave in Afghanistan, nineteen hard-drinking, coke-snorting, devout Muslims enjoy lap dances before their mission to meet Allah… This is somewhat irrelevant.

            Using nothing more than craft knifes, they overpower cabin crew, passengers and pilots on four planes… You have to remember that twenty years ago aviation security was not what it is today. It was 11/9 that led to drastic changes in procedures, passenger screening and security of the flight deck door.

            And hangover or not, they manage to give the world’s most sophisticated air defense system the slip… New York TRACON oversees some of the busiest airspace in the world. I don’t know exactly how many aircraft were airborne that day but their radar screens would send you in a spin. To then have several commercial jets on radio silence with their transponders turned off moving rapidly from one ATC sector to the next at a time when 11/9 wasn’t conceived in anybody’s mind… I’m not surprised NORAD had no response and even if the fighters had met them, what then? Blow a plane full of civvies out of the sky? Tough call without foresight of the hijackers’ intentions.

            Unphased by leaving their “How to Fly a Passenger Jet” guide in the car at the airport, they master the controls in no-time and score direct hits on two towers… They had lots of time in airplanes along with FAA-issued CPLs and commercial jet simulator experience. Hitting the Towers would not require supernatural skills as I’ve outlined previously on here.

            Our masterminds even manage to overpower the odd law of physics or two… and the world watches in awe as steel-framed buildings fall symmetrically – through their own mass – at free-fall speed, for the first time in history. We covered the fatigue temperature of steel previously too and the vertical shock loads as each floor fell coupled with the frame design can easily explain why it didn’t topple to one side.

            Despite all their dastardly cunning, they stupidly give their identity away by using explosion-proof passports, which survive the fireball undamaged and fall to the ground… only to be discovered by the incredible crime-fighting sleuths at the FBI… Stuff like this is regularly found unscathed in aircraft wreckage and such documents and possessions were also found for many of the other passengers.

            I covered the ‘extraordinary turn’, which wasn’t extraordinary, above. It may yet have been an inside job but the ‘evidence’ I hear from the aviation-related aspect is utter crap, in my view.

          • Redneck Liberal July 4, 2021 at 11:51 am #

            Slugoon

            I recall reading arguments about the difficulty in flying such a large craft so close to the ground at high speed, as apparently occurred in the Pentagon event. This debunking was related to the alternative theory that it was a missile (cruise-style) that caused the damage there.

            Any views on high-speed, extremely low altitude flight?

          • Slugoon July 4, 2021 at 1:26 pm #

            If you’re talking about military low flying where they zip along at 250′, 100′ or even 50′ above terrain then that would require some special skills for sure, especially in a large jet, but I’m not sure the AA77 flight path was anything like that.

            The report says it descended the final 2000′ from 4nm out. That’s about a 4.7° slope, which is unremarkable and not exactly hugging the terrain like the flyboys do. Commercial jets generally approach runways at 3°. Marseille, for example, is 4° and London City is 5.5°.

            Granted it wasn’t landing on a runway but from satellite photos the terrain around the Pentagon looks pretty flat to me. They would only have to have flown level right at the very end, just like flaring an aircraft a few seconds before wheels down.

            I think cruise missiles operate very much like aircraft. They are not highly manoeuvrable so the idea that the surrounding terrain was so dangerous that it couldn’t have been a plane and therefore must have been a cruise missile doesn’t ring true to me.

          • Slugoon July 4, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

            I love reading some of these theories that people have, RL. Night Owl linked me to a YouTube video (and this is not an attack on Owl) where the first ‘proof’ was this:

            They worked backwards from the point of impact and then argued that it would have been impossible for a plane to have hit that exact spot, using the analogy that it would be like trying to park your car in your garage while travelling at 100mph.

            Of course you can see the obvious flaw in this argument.

            They then followed it with a computer simulation showing a 757 flying erratically like it was in the middle of a tropical cumulonimbus in its mature stage, then declaring: “see! this jet could not have been controlled by the hijackers”. I mean, it was proper comical stuff but these ‘Pilots for Truth’ appeared to be deadly serious.

        • ThorsHammer July 2, 2021 at 6:11 pm #

          The original was particularly effective because the UTube narrator read it at the same speed as a used car salesman in order to fit it into the USA Normal attention span.

      • hmuller July 2, 2021 at 12:16 pm #

        O.G. Those missing $2.2 trillion have since been dwarfed

        IN 2017 Dr Mark Skidmore, a mild mannered Michigan professor of accounting, found $21 trillion in unauthorized spending in the departments of Defense and Housing and Urban Development for the years 1998-2015. And that’s not even the entire federal government.

        But no one is champing at the bit to investigate that. Oh no. Why there’s 100,000 dollars per year at Trump Towers that doesn’t quite add up right! Bigger priority.

        You can find this story at many sites, below is just one.

        https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2017/msu-scholars-find-21-trillion-in-unauthorized-government-spending-defense-department-to-conduct

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 11:30 am #

      Well, the whole scheme seems to have been underway and people put in their roles well before they launched it.

      More and more, Trump is looking like a hapless puppet or controlled opposition, kept in the dark about the whole thing.

      Recall when Pompeo announced we were in a ‘live exercise’ on national TV, and Trump said, ‘someone should have told me’ or something similar. That was HUGE, and yet of course our press ignored it.

      • Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 3:23 pm #

        I think he can’t conceive of it. And he is not alone.

        The evidence, however, is what it is. And it grows each day.

        On today’s meeting of the Corona Ausschuss, surrounded by top virologists and medical personnel, when the point was made that this was mass genocide, Fischer was in tears from the weight of it.

        I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nearly there myself.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 4:06 pm #

          GA will get pissed off at me … but it has been my general experience that at least 70% of all people are pure dumbasses. At least 70 and probably WAY more.

          Mankind will get no tears from me. Mankind gets what it deserves.

          ———

          May God protect and bless our brave Truth-tellers. Not because they can halt His Word from fulfilment but merely because Righteousness is Righteousness.

        • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 4:43 pm #

          The evidence, however, is what it is. And it grows each day.

          And “Donald Trump shall be your President” hahaha!

          There is no evidence, just increasing paranoia … the conspiracies are hungry – they need more fuel every day – they are giant Ponzi schemes for the easily duped.

          There are no intentionally lethal vaccines – nor accidental ones either.

          • JTinMD July 2, 2021 at 5:40 pm #

            Really? You KNOW all that for sure??? Wow. Or maybe you’re just whistling past the graveyard?

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 5:12 pm #

          Yes, I hear you. I can’t even process it. It’s too massive. And I’m sure they have their plans for those of us who refuse the jab.

          We know how evil they are. We know they are miserable fucks, stuck in the hell in their brains.

          At least we get to experience humanity. The PTB running the show do not. They don’t get to experience what it is like seeing wonder in the world. Probably a big reason they want to destroy it.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 7:36 pm #

            I Really Believe that they Really Believe that they are saving the World and that overpopulation would destroy the World if they did not act so fatalistically.

          • Yohannon July 3, 2021 at 12:49 am #

            Og: Did you mean to put a “would” in there before “Really”? Just trying to understand your point.

        • dr gonzo July 3, 2021 at 12:04 am #

          @Owl

          Begging your pardon, sir. Exactly which segment are your referring re: Mdm. Fischer?

    • Islander July 2, 2021 at 11:33 am #

      BoO:
      What LIfe cover are you talking about?

      Was Fauci on the cover of Life?

  8. Beryl of Oyl July 2, 2021 at 10:37 am #

    Funny how Tax and Finance never noticed this egregious scheme against this citizenry of NY, happening right out in plain sight all these years.

    • SW July 2, 2021 at 11:15 am #

      It has the added bonus of giving Maddow and the rest something to talk about for months and get their ratings up.

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 11:31 am #

      I wonder if those investigators will be looking into the books of, say, The Clinton Foundation or any of those other money laundering schemes? My guess is “no”.

      • hmuller July 2, 2021 at 12:01 pm #

        Exactly, Mary. What left-wing organization could emerge unscathed from the kind of microscopic inspection they have given the Trump Enterprises. $100,000 per year in some gray areas of disputed tax liability. And the MSM makes it out to be the crime of the century.

        Why is no one investigating Hunter Biden? The evidence is there presented on a silver platter. A first year law student could put the whole Biden family away for life.

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 2:40 pm #

          THANK YOU.

          And the Clinton Foundation has been actually connected to child trafficking, but let’s just sweep that under the rug.

        • abbybwood July 2, 2021 at 3:32 pm #

          Forget the laptop.

          Lock him up for lying on his application to buy the handgun he had. Have you ever or are you now under the influence of illegal drugs? Answer: NO. Signed under penalty of perjury. A federal offense for anyone else.

          “What? Do you want to make a federal offense out of this?”

          Yes!!!

        • Ron Anselmo July 2, 2021 at 3:34 pm #

          H & Mary – we continue to allow it, that’s why. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times – to family, friends and others that suffer within earshot – “What we allow becomes acceptable”.

          In other words, it’s on us, because we put up with their foolishness. But it goes beyond foolishness, to evil. O.G. will back me up on this.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 4:08 pm #

            Indeed I do, Ron.

          • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 5:08 pm #

            I also agree.

            People aren’t fighting back, so it will continue.

          • Harry Bolsogna July 3, 2021 at 1:50 am #

            A constant theme in these comments seems to bend toward a belief that justice is real. If we prosecute these people, or expose that information, or resist the TPTB someday things will turn out ok. We are beyond justice. Was there justice during the Bolshevik Revolution? The Cultural Revolution? People think that the Maricopa County audit might change things. This is all about power. Nothing more. There will be no justice, there will be no fair elections. This is now about survival and nothing more. The question is, do we continue to capitulate?

          • Ron Anselmo July 3, 2021 at 3:03 am #

            Harry – you are correct. To think we live under the rule of law is delusional, i.e., there is no, nor will there be any, justice.

            In revolutions, blood is shed and people die. Both are inevitable. We either come to that understanding, or as you say, we continue to capitulate.

            And yes, this is now about survival and nothing more.

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 9:20 pm #

            Also agree with Harry. The rule of law is gone. Take a look at the insane article I posted below, where a judge is taking it upon himself to sentence people to getting the vaccine through blackmail.

  9. messianicdruid July 2, 2021 at 10:38 am #

    Have we found the real culprit!?

    “Today, La Quinta Columna has made an urgent announcement that they hope will reach as many people as possible, especially those involved in health and legal services, as biostatistician Ricardo Delgado, Dr. José Luis Sevillano and the team of researchers and professors with whom they have been conducting their research have confirmed the presence of graphene oxide nanoparticles in vaccination vials.

    In program nº63, the team showed some photos of the analyses carried out, specifically results obtained by optical and transmission electron microscopy observation, reserving the results of other techniques used for future programs. They also announced that the report based on all the techniques performed, which allowed determining the presence of graphene oxide, will be made official by the researchers who performed the analyses very soon….

    The masks being used and currently marketed contain graphene oxide. Not only the ones that were withdrawn at the time, as indicated by the media, the swabs used in both PCR and antigen tests also contain graphene oxide nanoparticles. 

    The COVID vaccines in all their variants, AstraZeca, Pfizer, Moderna, Sinovac, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, etc., also contain a considerable dose of graphene oxide nanoparticles. This has been the result of their analysis by electron microscopy and spectroscopy, among other techniques used by various public universities in our country. 

    The anti-flu vaccine contained nanoparticles of graphene oxide and the new anti-flu vaccines and the new and supposedly intranasal anti-COVID vaccines they are preparing also contain enormous doses of graphene oxide nanoparticles. Graphene oxide is a toxic that generates thrombi in the organism, graphene oxide is a toxic that generates blood coagulation. Graphene oxide causes alteration of the immune system. By decompensating the oxidative balance in relation to the gulation reserves. If the dose of graphene oxide is increased by any route of administration, it causes the collapse of the immune system and subsequent cytokine storm. 

    Graphene oxide accumulated in the lungs generates bilateral pneumonias by uniform dissemination in the pulmonary alveolar tract. Graphene oxide causes a metallic taste. Perhaps this is starting to make sense to you now. Inhaled graphene oxide causes inflammation of the mucous membranes and thus loss of taste and partial or total loss of smell. 

    Graphene oxide acquires powerful magnetic properties inside the organism. This is the explanation for the magnetic phenomenon that billions of people around the world have already experienced after various routes of administration of graphene oxide. Among them the vaccine….

    The discovery made here by La Quinta Columna is a full-fledged attack of State bioterrorism, or at least with the complicity of governments to the entire world population, now constituting crimes against humanity. 

    It is therefore absolutely essential and vital that you make this information available to your medical community.”

    https://www.orwell.city/2021/06/covid-19-is-caused-by-graphene-oxide.html?m=1https://www.orwell.city/2021/06/covid-19-is-caused-by-graphene-oxide.html?m=1

    • Ishabaka July 2, 2021 at 10:43 am #

      There’s dihydrogen monoxide in the vaccine too!

      • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 11:05 am #

        They know what they’re doing.

      • beantownbill. July 2, 2021 at 11:12 am #

        Ha,ha.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 11:23 am #

          You find information about the toxins that they injected into your body funny, do ya, Bill?

          “Yuck it up, funny boy!”
          – Cheech & Chong

      • Yohannon July 2, 2021 at 11:22 am #

        It’s very hard for decent people to understand how evil this world is.

        A woman was investigating nunneries and different orders of nuns. In many of them Wicca had taken hold. The “nuns” would mock the pious parishioners who were paying for their frolics. The woman knew that most people wouldn’t believe her.

        Pope Benedict ordered a commission to investigate them, but Bergoglio shut it down.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 11:30 am #

          It’s very hard for decent people to understand how evil this world is.

          Evil loves laughing at its victims because they cannot grasp what is happening to them. Evil relishes in its destruction wrought over the Good, decent, naive people. TruStory

        • shotho July 2, 2021 at 11:37 am #

          Bergoglio shuts down lots of things. Eventually, he will be shut down too.

        • malthuss July 2, 2021 at 2:24 pm #

          Perhaps. or perhaps not.
          There are not that many nuns, its a dying breed.

          Catholics would have been better off only allowing religious orders of people 40 and over. Who is to breed the next generation?

    • a kullervo July 2, 2021 at 3:13 pm #

      You can always blame the Golgafrinchans!

    • Islander July 2, 2021 at 4:12 pm #

      Trying to post a comment. I’ll try again.

      Re graphene, wondering what y’all think about this:

      Amazing Polly (that’s Polly St. George),

      “Magnetic Nanomaterials in the Injections, Masks & Swabs”

      https://www.bitchute.com/video/GMtUZfHuQNlL/

      Here’s another link with more on bug-juice ice cream etc.

      https://www.amazingpolly.net/more-polly.html

      At her blog are more comment with further thoughts, info.
      https://www.amazingpolly.net/blog/index.php?recommended-info-re-magnetic-vax-and-controlled-politicians

      Her comments on controlled politicians are surely apposite. How are they being controlled? See her video clips and comments on Brian McAllister, PM of Manitoba.

      I am actually quite a fan of Amazing Polly (despite her Qanon fandom, which she seems to be downshifting). Very smart, and attractive, Canadian.All of the evidence she digs up on those in control, or dreaming of it, is show via screen shots.

      Not sure why she doesn’t get more exposure. She is often weeks to months ahead of the “alternative MSM” as I call the honest, hard-working alternative media.

      Color me perplexed (that sounds like a new nano module!), but give her videos a look!

      • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 4:58 pm #

        Magnetic vax and controlled politicians!

        My goodness, the surprises never end. Has she teamed up with that Dr Tenpenny MaryQ adores – the one with patients who had spoons and forks sticking to her. LOL

        Please tell me you’re kidding islander – please.

      • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 5:07 pm #

        She does some fantastic work, agreed.

        I really liked her episode where she fully demonstrated how the PTB were using psychological touchless torture on the public.

        She is very amazing indeed.

    • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 4:52 pm #

      Graphene oxide – a crime against humanity,, no less!

      Oh goodie! We have a bright shiny new bogeyman to get all scared and fretful over. The run of conspiracy desserts never ends at this buffet!

      • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 7:51 pm #

        You sound like you’re gonna pee your pants, little girl. Do you need to go potty?

      • draupnir July 2, 2021 at 10:41 pm #

        You might, at least, do a little research before you spout opinions.

  10. lizharmon July 2, 2021 at 10:39 am #

    Saw a post on Twitter this morning out of a major money center bank. Have no way of knowing if it’s true or not, but if it is it explains everything. Apparently this bank is only 35% vaxxed and their leaders are stressing because they don’t want anyone in the office who isn’t vaxxed. They’ve tabled a decision until the end of summer. I suspect it’s true. It would explain why the screeching about the shot continues unabated. We’re ignoring these assholes and we will continue to ignore them because we’ve figured out that they need us more than we need them. End of story.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 11:32 am #

      It is interesting that you mention 35%, Liz.

      Revelation 8
      1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
      2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
      3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
      4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.
      5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
      6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
      7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
      8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
      9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
      10 And the
      third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
      11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
      12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
      13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the
      three angels, which are yet to sound!

      “Woe, woe, woe” indeed.

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 11:33 am #

      Yes we have to stand strong. I’m willing to lose my job (but I wanted to move on anyway). They are not forcing everyone to be vaccinated, but there are a lot of Karens refusing to come to work unless EVERYONE is. So they have that to contend with. Things ought to get interesting.

      • tahoe1780 July 2, 2021 at 2:01 pm #

        So, un-vaxxed equals contagious? The reasoning-challenged morons infuriate me. By some counts, 100,000,000 un-vaxxed Americans have superior “survivor immunity” and are totally disregarded. The less-lethal delta variant should be allowed to spread rampantly, with ivermectin at the ready for any severe reactions, to squash this thing.

        • BuckeyeDoug July 2, 2021 at 3:20 pm #

          Tahoe – Ivermectin as prophylaxis or as a treatment?

          • tahoe1780 July 2, 2021 at 4:47 pm #

            Could do either, although taking it at first symptoms affords you “survivor immunity”.

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 5:04 pm #

          There isn’t even a ‘thing’ it’s all made up. It’s just the flu. Just like every other year.

      • Bilejones@hotmail.com July 2, 2021 at 2:44 pm #

        That seems to give an opportunity for a Karen free zone.
        It’s good when all the assholes not only self-identify, but fire themselves too.

        • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 9:21 pm #

          The college wants to coddle them, though.

      • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 5:04 pm #

        there are a lot of Karens refusing to come to work unless EVERYONE is. So they have that to contend with.

        I don’t follow the logic. If you’re vaccinated, then the un-vaccinated present no serious threat, surely. Otherwise, why get vaccinated.

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 5:05 pm #

          And yet that is their logic.

          I had to sit through an entire town hall where the idiots kept saying it over and over.

        • Mountain gal July 3, 2021 at 5:12 am #

          Exactly. I haven’t figured this out. There are all sorts of people here only willing to hire the vaxed(I’ve been turned down for work due to this already). Events are happening only admitting the vaxed – which I find rather puzzling. Like why get the vax if you don’t think it will protect you? And if it protects you then what do you have to fear from being around an unvaxed person? The level of fear these people have is over the top- and they seem intent on isolating all of the unvaxed.

        • benr July 4, 2021 at 9:47 am #

          On this we agree.
          If the vaccine works as claimed and the virus is as awful as claimed then if following the rules one who is sick stays home until well and the vaccinated have nothing to fear.
          Now flash to reality most people get very little sick time and barely enough vacation time now called PTO so its either stay home to get batter or take a vacation. There is not enough in that pot to both.

    • Islander July 2, 2021 at 11:37 am #

      LInk to Tweet?

      Which bank?

      Bank’s managers have all been jabbed?

    • draupnir July 2, 2021 at 10:43 pm #

      I’ve seen similar statistics regarding hospital employees. A friend of mine laughed and said they can’t afford to lose them all.

  11. BackRowHeckler July 2, 2021 at 10:44 am #

    “Happy 4th everyone. Don’t hurt anyone … or yourselves”

    Well, that certainly puts a damper on the illegal, bootleg fireworks display me and a few neighbors got planned on our cul de sac.

    A few years ago a roman candle landed on my garage roof, setting it on fire. We we pretty loaded by that time and tried to put it out with garden hoses. It was pretty hilarious until the FD was called — and the cops start asking questions. One of the neighbors is a DA and smoothed everything out.

    Brh

    • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 11:33 am #

      “It’s not what ya know, …”

    • stelmosfire July 2, 2021 at 1:28 pm #

      Marlin’ your supposed to hose down the roof before starting the show.

      • benr July 4, 2021 at 9:49 am #

        Or have concrete or ceramic roof.
        Shake shingle roofs have been banned in California for years for this reason.

  12. JC Penny July 2, 2021 at 10:46 am #

    JHK, your musings are enjoyable AND accurate. However, you miss the moving target of the nihilists’ Western mind. The majority of the US hid under their bed until Daddy (aka Big Government) chased away the monster he told them to worry about. And they then climbed over each other to get the “mark of righteousness”, aka, the jab, because Daddy said it was the only way to keep the monster away.

    Now Daddy says the monster could come back… so keep doing as he says and all will be fine. My Kalifornia Kin would be more than happy to live under their bed. Daddy is the Lord to them.

    This pandemic of panic is not going away….. until your long emergency is past climax.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 11:35 am #

      Well said!

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 11:36 am #

      Enjoyable post. And quite accurate.

      You missed the part where Daddy slipped them twenty bucks once in a while to make them feel cared for.

    • Anthea July 3, 2021 at 5:51 am #

      I honestly think that close to half the people in this country have cognitive powers at about the same level as my dog–who has no higher aspiration in life than to be called a “very good boy!”

      To me, this seems to be the sum total of the psychology of the “pandemic.”

      • Ron Anselmo July 3, 2021 at 9:43 am #

        Nail on head Anthea – beautiful!

        A small observation – there are always two methods to encourage compliance – the carrot or the stick.

        Some aspire to be a “very good boy”, while others dread being called a “very bad boy”. Both work for the cognitively impaired.

  13. 100th Avatar July 2, 2021 at 10:59 am #

    “I’ll tell you: the raised ranch house that my parents bought in the Long Island suburbs for about 20-K in 1954”

    I’m unsure if that qualifies as a raised-ranch. At least this renovated version.

    The raised-ranches that I remember often created a dilemma for the visitor at the front entrance. You are confronted at the entry point with a landing! The half-way point in a staircase.

    100th — Hold it right there. You are confusing a raised ranch with a split-level. I said raised ranch. End of story

    There are no windows at your level. You have to look up or look down to see if anything is stirring inside.

    Take the stairs to the left to enter the living/family room (kitchen was typically in the back) or, take the stairs down where there was typically another living area and often bedrooms.

    I never been to a home that induced panic like the raised-ranch did.
    I never understood its purpose.

    An evolutionary dead-end between a ranch and a walk-out basement?

    A way to save on roofing expense of a traditional ranch?

    A way to force warm air to the living area in cooler climates?

    Bottom floor laundry off garage? Semi-subterranean bedrooms?

    A way to keep fit by climbing 1/2 flights all day?

    There were of course split-levels, but that usually entailed a home on a grade.

    • Yohannon July 2, 2021 at 11:25 am #

      Is that the kind where animals can live underneath? It’s a Trailer for the middle class folks.

    • Anthea July 3, 2021 at 5:52 am #

      Worst floorplan ever!

    • tully July 3, 2021 at 7:19 am #

      100th Avatar, when JHK said raised ranch, I also thought split level. The latter was common in the Midwest. After an internet search, learned there is a difference:
      https://homeguides.sfgate.com/remodeling-ideas-raised-ranch-homes-front-entry-69097.html

      • 100th Avatar July 4, 2021 at 1:58 pm #

        Regional variance in usage:

        In some regions, such as the Northeastern United States, the term “split level” can be used to refer to a bi-level house with a split entry. This style of house is also known as a “split foyer”. This is a two-story house that has a small entrance foyer with stairs that “split”—part of a flight of stairs go up (usually to the living room, kitchen, and bedrooms) and part of a flight of stairs go down (usually to a family room and garage/storage area).[3]

        https://patch.com/new-york/yorktown-somers/bp–the-home-guru-do-you-love-or-hate-the-raised-ranch

        https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/what-is-a-raised-ranch-36823360

        https://berkshirerealtors.net/difference-between-split-or-raised-ranches/

        https://www.realestatewitch.com/hardest-home-styles-change-maintain/

        https://www.eastcoastmodular.com/raised-ranch/

        The history of the raised ranch and its place in the American housing scene, rising from a clever idea to ubiquitous popularity then to disfavor as a style, is a strictly American phenomenon. While you see many ranch-style homes in the New York area, they originated on the West Coast in the 1920s. Once their influence reached the East Coast, the foundation had risen half a story and the one-level ranch was “raised” to create two levels.

        The main complaints that Piccirillo has about the elevated ranch are the same that we hear most frequently from other detractors, that the entrance platform between the main and lower levels is typically shortened so that it’s difficult to close the door behind you without stepping up or down a step. Furthermore, there is no room for an entry hall closet. As Piccirillo pointed out, the lower level is cut off from the main flow of the house.

        https://www.theexaminernews.com/the-story-about-the-raised-ranch-that-never-dies/

        Raised Ranch

        Like the split-level ranch, the raised ranch features multiple stories of living space, though with a distinctly different layout. The front door of the raised ranch opens directly to a staircase leading both upstairs and downstairs, with the kitchen and bedrooms usually on the upper level.

        https://www.khov.com/blog/what-is-a-ranch-style-house/

        • 100th Avatar July 4, 2021 at 2:12 pm #

          “The Misunderstood Raised Ranch…

          Of all split level homes, the Raised Ranch is the most uncommon — as well as the name most commonly misused! The majority of homes that are called “raised ranch” by the average developer or real estate agent are actually bi-levels. Often when a house looks like a two-floor version of a ranch, the name “raised ranch” is applied. But usually this is misleading.

          The true test to determine if you actually have a raised ranch is this: If you walk in the front door, and then have to climb an entire flight of a dozen or more steps to reach the main living floor (living room, kitchen, etc.), you’re in a raised ranch. The “foyer” or entry area is on the ground floor, and the living area is one flight up.

          Some “raised ranch” homes, such as the example at left, are actually standard ranch homes that are configured in such a manner that they appear to be a raised ranch. In this case, the staircase is on the exterior, and entry is at the main level. Although this is not a true raised ranch, the circumstances this homeowners faces are nearly identical. So for the purposes of this essay, we’ll treat this as a raised ranch too.

          At right is a “true” raised ranch. Once you enter the front door, you need to ascend a full flight of stairs to reach the main living level. Because of this, the foundation at the front of a raised ranch is generally right at ground level. There is nothing structurally wrong with that, but it causes a number of headaches when you are trying to improve the landscaping and curb appeal of your home.”

  14. messianicdruid July 2, 2021 at 11:00 am #

    Concerning the “insurrection”:

    “The Justice Department argues that Stewart Rhodes both substantially organized and activated an imputed plan to use violence, on 1/6, in real-time, through a series of encrypted Signal messages beginning at 1:38 p.m., as Trump concluded his rally speech on the National Mall, and 62 minutes before Oath Keepers lieutenants allegedly formed a “military stack” to rush the Capitol doors.

    These facts alone, as alleged, are more than legally sufficient to secure an indictment of Stewart Rhodes. We will walk you through the mountains of direct and circumstantial evidence built on top of these allegations, but readers must understand this: the only reason Stewart Rhodes is not in jail *right now* is because of a deliberate decision by the Justice Department to protect him.”

    https://www.revolver.news/2021/06/stewart-rhodes-oath-keepers-missing-link-fbi-unindicted-co-conspirator/

    • Yohannon July 2, 2021 at 11:27 am #

      They’re completely infiltrated – and Rhodes isn’t the only one. Ditto the Proud Boys.

      • SW July 2, 2021 at 11:36 am #

        Remember Ruby Ridge? Randy Weaver refused to be an undercover agent and that’s when his troubles began. Before the FBI approached him, he and his family were just living a quiet life in Utah. But after he said no, the harassment started and ended in tragedy. That maybe what happened to some of these men in groups the FBI wants to monitor — they’re afraid to say no.

        • Yohannon July 2, 2021 at 11:51 am #

          Idaho. Yeah, they don’t like that.

          His daughter has renounced Christian Identity and become just another garden variety born again. Sad!

          • SW July 2, 2021 at 12:19 pm #

            My mistake — Idaho.

    • abbybwood July 2, 2021 at 3:50 pm #

      And what is the reason the Capitol police officer who murdered Ashlie Babbitt is walking free, un-indicted and un-named for six months? Especially considering they have him on video killing her?!

      I sent an email to Liz Cheney now that her pal Pelosi has named her to the new commission set up to “investigate” what happened on Jan. 6th telling her how fantastic it will be when the commission releases all 15,000 hours of video they have to the media/public (including, of course, the murder of Ashlie Babbitt).

      No response yet…

  15. MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 11:03 am #

    “The reality is that the global economy, such as it’s a high-tech industrial economy, is shooting its own wad very nicely without a whole lot of assistance from alleged nefarious parties.”

    JHK – Rarely a critical note from me in your direction…first time for everything, I guess.

    I may have missed an element of satire in your fourth paragraph, but if not…you (rather uncharacteristically and safely) added a handful of fringe qualifiers into the description of “some” who think the “elite” may have had a heavy and deliberate hand in orchestrating the covid fiasco. I understand that gives some argumental buffer…but curious to know if you really don’t think that a concept such as that may realistically have been laid out and subsequently and immediately taken advantage of in a pre-planned manner by those in the know across the world.

    Essentially all of the governments on the entire planet did the exact same things at the same times, causing nearly identical wreckage where they were implemented. Sure, the teetering world economy is reeling its way around the drain anyway, but why not make it spectacular (and massively beneficial to a few in the club)?

    Mega businesses seemed ready to do their part, immediately, in the same way, again nearly everywhere, rolling out the floor stickers, plexiglass and numerous otherworldly oddities, in unison.

    And even after relaxing restrictions they keep pushing the same story, though no one really cares anymore, except for the social lumpen on Twitter (and they are many) who needed a cause narrative to hitch their persona to for public validation.

    Those in the Big Know are certainly not flawless, but this sucker worked out quite well, and the advantages are obvious…rewards already being handsomely reaped.

    So I’m confused how Schwabby and the WEF are likely hapless, in the face of the world’s billionaires adding more to their coffers in the last 15 months than they did between the 1990s and 2019? (forgive me for paraphrasing that stat without a link, but I believe it’s something like that)

    The WEF is now out there on social media telling everyone to hurry up and get their jab, or you might lose your job. (What in the holy hell does a group called the World Economic Forum have to do with pushing drugs?)

    Either way, perhaps these bigwigs are truly just that bright and savvy, and they made the right moves at the right time, per usual in times of difficulty, Or perhaps…they may have had a meeting or two in the years leading up. And then sent out a note to those with the golden phones in late 2019 saying, “Button pushed. Implement Now.”

    But I digress…

    • Yohannon July 2, 2021 at 11:32 am #

      Yeah, if they’re not the gods they think they are, then they’re schlubs just like the rest of us!

      This is how people think. In fact they’re much smarter than ordinary people and incredibly organized. When they make mistakes or something unexpected happens, they’re trained to rebound very smoothly. This is one of the keys to their power. People who can’t play it cool aren’t invited in and up.

      • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 11:50 am #

        And they gather at “faggoty”* Bohemian Grove to burn Care (a Giant wooden owl) in Effigy.

        They have no care and they want you jabbed. TruStory

        • abbybwood July 2, 2021 at 3:57 pm #

          Just because all these super powerful men get together once every summer for a week up on The Russian River and run around drunk and naked pissing on redwoods and putting on musicals dressed in drag does NOT mean they are all faggots!

          Jeesh…

          • O.G. Hawkins July 3, 2021 at 5:37 pm #

            It appears that my goofing on the “faggoty”* goings-on at Bohemian Grove was removed.

            I will leave the speculation behind (pardon the pun) but post this as I do need to properly accredit the quote.

            *President Richard M. Nixon

    • draupnir July 2, 2021 at 11:42 am #

      The central banks all over the world have acted in concert for a long time now. I don’t know why you would question this.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 11:45 am #

        Pretty sure that was my exact point…unless I’m mistaken?

    • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 11:42 am #

      It’s the opinion of some — though not myself — that the Covid-19 episode was unleashed upon the world to allow “the elite” to execute a “controlled demolition of the global economy” so as quash climate change (by reducing carbon emissions), and therefore ensure a brighter future for said elite, while cruelly throwing the rest of the world’s population overboard. Oh, I dunno…. Klaus Schwab and his minions of The Great Reset seem more like hapless control freaks than persons actually able to control anything, least of all the whole world. Dr. Fauci’s role looks like a species of generic egomania with a top hat of greed (considering his financial interests in vaccines). The reality is that the global economy, such as it’s a high-tech industrial economy, is shooting its own wad very nicely without a whole lot of assistance from alleged nefarious parties.

      I cannot Believe that I am saying this but here goes …

      I am not sure that I like your Police work, there Mr K.

      Did Dr Fauci have Dr Christian fired in Saskatoon for advising, as was his role, that physicians in Saskatchewan warn parents of known adverse affects of having their vaxxed?

      Did Dr Fauci have Bill Gates finance a global PR blitz like mankind has never seen before?

      Did Dr Fauci have Australia institute a phone app that “free” citizens must check-in and -out of every retail establishment that they patron?

      Did Dr Fauci lockdown the entire World and jab over 2,000,000,000 souls with their experimental crap that killed all the ferrets & cats?

      Did Dr Fauci convince Lester Holt to encourage sheeple participation in their evil kool-aid? Mark Zuckerberg? Angela Merkel? All to prosper on his Moderna stock holdings?

      I am sure that Night Owl alone could add 15 similar questions.

      ——–

      This is global. Americans are used to having their gov’t jerking them around but the only affect to other countries is bombing, humanitarian crisis, occupation and American-style corrupt gov’t.

      But Just the ones that had the balls to be born over lots of oil.

      Not the poisoning of Canadians for Goodness sake!

      And Germans. And Austrians. The British. Almost 200 sovereign nations in near unanimous global lock-step.

      This is a malicious global medical experiment built on a foundation of pure bull shit but also on unlimited wealth and power.

      We all know that.

      ——–

      Epilogue:

      Perhaps you are Just doing your job as Chief of Police, Mr K. Perhaps you are actually too cool for school but you’re breaking your detectives’ balls saying, “Give me more evidence.”

      I mean, there is no way that you can Believe that that little troll that gave us AIDS did all this shit alone to bump his stock portfolio.

      Talk about Mickey Mouse.

    • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 5:20 pm #

      Sure, the teetering world economy is reeling its way around the drain anyway, but why not make it spectacular (and massively beneficial to a few in the club)?

      Explain how a world-wide, deliberately crashed economy benefits anyone – even if you’re in this alleged “club”? Often asserted, never demonstrated.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 6:33 pm #

        It’s called cornering the market, smart guy. Read about the Rothschilds at the end of Napoleon’s campaign. Destroyed the market deliberately through leaking false information, then bought up the UK economy for cheap.

        Any other brainbusters?

        • hmuller July 3, 2021 at 11:27 am #

          Mr Mango,

          Catherine Austin Fitts describes current financial shenanigans below, (though I doubt Tekapo can understand what he refuse to understand).

          “This is so simple at the root. The central bankers are using the government to shut down the main street economy, and then they are going direct and injecting money into the private equity firms and Wall Street who are running around the country buying things. Think of this as a leverage buyout of the world. We are being purchased with our own money. Also, we are liable. If you look at all the debt the government is issuing, our assets are liable for that debt. This is a continuation and consolidation of the financial coup that we have been taking about.”

          Fitts goes on to say, “We have had a small group of people who have gotten away with crime, and crime that pays is crime that stays. Now, they are in full blossom. We have been talking about this, and many people have tried to stay in the middle of the road. Now, the message in 2021 is there is no middle of the road. You’ve got to pick sides. . . . This is freedom or tyranny, and tyranny is slavery. We are talking about very invasive slavery because they are planning on installing the smart grid into our bodies. There will be 24/7 surveillance and control of your money. If you don’t behave, they will turn off your money.

          https://usawatchdog.com/using-disaster-capitalism-to-control-all-humans-catherine-austin-fitts/#more-25149

      • Anthea July 3, 2021 at 6:17 am #

        There are many reasons for implementing the covid restrictions, as well as for crashing the economy.

        From an economic standpoint, it destroys small businesses, thus leaving most of the economic playing field to big corporations. I would think this would have been obvious to you. It also has been immensely destructive to the middle class, many of whom will be asset-stripped. Mom-and-Pop landlords will be largely replaced by the big corporate landlords, who pick up (and are picking up) their properties at bargain prices.

        Small business and the ownership of rental properties are the chief paths to security and independence–and even wealth–available to the middle class. A precedent has now been set, whereby your business can be shut down on any pretext or whim, and your rental income shut off indefinitely.

        From another standpoint, putting huge numbers of people out of work and turning them into government dependents vastly increases State power.

        Some have suggested some other motives, which may or may not be true. E.g., one way to slow the velocity of money is demand-destruction. Putting people out of work will accomplish this.

        In addition, there were many political advantages that accrued from covid restrictions. For one thing, they provided a pretext for mail-in voting and other shenanigans.

        They also provided a pretext for the abrogation of many Constitutionally mandated civil rights, such as freedom of assembly and freedom of religion–and of course the taking of property without compensation.

        But perhaps there is some explanation for how these matters escaped your notice.

        • Ron Anselmo July 3, 2021 at 11:18 am #

          Anthea – you’re on fire this morning.

          Hitting nails on the head is one thing, but driving them in with one shot, is a whole ‘nother thing.

          Your comments are self-evident for those above the intelligence level of your typical second-grader.

          For the others, you just have to explain it to them.

        • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 9:24 pm #

          Agree, your comments are spot on.

    • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 5:40 pm #

      Or perhaps…they may have had a meeting or two in the years leading up. And then sent out a note to those with the golden phones in late 2019 saying, “Button pushed. Implement Now.”

      This is fanciful. Who has such a phone? It’s just not credible. Most government in the world would not be even remotely part of it.

      A virus leaked from a lab, and the world had a pretty coordinated response after a fashion – there were a lot of glitches, and equipment shortages. Lots of countries can produce floor stickers.

      Amazon, other online suppliers, plus home-based tele-communications and social media … these billionaires did well – but hundreds of others did very badly, especially in travel, tourism, transportation, bricks & mortar retail, construction, and much else.

      I think it’s time to put down these childish fever dreams, and join reality. It’s such a dead-end street.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 6:35 pm #

        Hahaha! Thanks again, man. You are on fire today with really good stuff.

        • hmuller July 3, 2021 at 11:34 am #

          Tekapo claims to have a grasp on reality when he doesn’t understand or see what’s going on in front of his wine puffy face. No we’re not talking childish, fevered dreams. We’re talking actual events taking place. You are the reality denier. Or you’re just plainer dumber than we ever imagined.

          • benr July 4, 2021 at 9:51 am #

            Or the other reality its all schtick a con a put on and he really is just a douchebag troll OR paid buffoon.

  16. BillRI July 2, 2021 at 11:08 am #

    Stumbling toward reality…

    Yet another possible reality: Dr. Joseph Mercola has said that “Even though there are nearly 6,000 reported deaths in VAERS, this number is likely seriously compromised. I recently interviewed Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, who has treated COVID patients quite successfully, and we discussed the very distinct possibility that everyone who receives the COVID jab may die from complications in the next two to three years.” https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/07/joseph-mercola/covid-vaccine-deaths-and-injuries-are-secretly-buried/

    • SW July 2, 2021 at 11:30 am #

      And what will be the long-term effects on children who have been forced to wear face masks? Not only did most have an entire year of their childhood stolen for no reason, when out in public or on a plane, children as young as two are required to wear them. It’s unconscionable yet Fauci and the rest of them ignore THIS science no matter how damaging it is to kids.

      https://lockdownsceptics.org/2021/07/01/face-masks-cause-children-to-inhale-dangerous-levels-of-carbon-dioxide-at-six-times-the-safe-limit-study-finds/

      • Yohannon July 2, 2021 at 11:34 am #

        Also people like to have their children look like them and behave like them. If they wear masks, the kids wear masks.

      • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 11:55 am #

        It’s unconscionable yet Fauci and the rest of them ignore THIS science no matter how damaging it is to kids.

        Dr Anthony Fauci is not ignorant of THIS science.

        Rather, he does not care.

      • Mountain gal July 3, 2021 at 5:17 am #

        Yes- and the MSM doesn’t seem to be picking up on this study . That little kids are still wearing masks here is unconscionable.

    • Ron Anselmo July 2, 2021 at 11:41 am #

      Also, on Mercola’s latest book – The Truth About Covid-19 – among many other illuminating facts, one hour after Biden was inaugurated, the WHO & CDC decided to reduce CT(cycle thresholds) of the PCR tests.

      This simple adjustment immediately reduced reported daily “cases” from 250.000 to 100,000 – an immediate 60% reduction. Biden the hero.

      For interested readers, Chapter 5 in Mercola’s latest book is a short, fact/number based recap of what is really going on. I’m in the process of making a PDF of just that Chapter, and sending out to friends.

      Not surprisingly, the book is hard to come by – took 4 weeks to get delivered. Well worth an entire read.

      Happy 4th to all the CFN readers out there & thanks for the fireworks all year long JHK.

    • Ricechex July 2, 2021 at 11:36 pm #

      One of my supervisors got the vax a few months ago and now has permanent tinnitus and now has hearing aids. So sad.

    • Mountain gal July 3, 2021 at 5:26 am #

      Good article(Mercola). Boggles my mind that people who would be at low risk for Covid complications are lining up to get this vax and giving it to their kids who are at even lower risk from Covid. Seeing schools, businesses etc all requiring the vax now is scary. I guess if you’re a thinking human and you evaluate your personal risk of Covid as opposed to the risk from a dangerous experimental vax and you opt to take your chances with Covid they want to punish you.

  17. SW July 2, 2021 at 11:09 am #

    That’s a beautiful house you grew up in but I have to say — it simply reeks of White Privilege. And I suspect that a toxic white male may have worked in an oppressive industry to make the house payments. ALSO — where’s the sign that says the people inside stand for Love, Harmony, Peace, every sexual variation known and yet to be discovered, and they hate –yes, HATE! — anyone who doesn’t agree with them? It will be a miracle if it sells.

    No scandal will touch Fauci — that’s been proven — and our only hope is the people running the states will stand firm against another lockdown that’s been hinted at. Look at what’s going on in the world — in Australia, New Zealand and the UK extended its restrictions for another 2 weeks. The disruptions on planes have been due to mask-wearing.

    • malthuss July 2, 2021 at 11:21 am #

      On Ocean Park Boulevard I see a sign,

      WHITE SUPREMACY IS TERRORISM.

      I assume a white person put the sign on their fence, like the BLM signs.

    • 100th Avatar July 2, 2021 at 11:24 am #

      I detest the bric-a-brac kitsch signs festooned in homes these days.

      Home Goods and home staging school of interior design.

      Perhaps why I enjoyed this advert:

      https://youtu.be/PTs6UY1G9wM

    • Beryl of Oyl July 2, 2021 at 11:27 am #

      Back in the fifties, you’d be more likely to see a Bathtub Jesus in the yard, wouldn’t you?

      To sell a house you plant Saint Joseph upside down in the yard.
      Sounds superstitious? Anymore superstitious than a hanky on you nose to prevent the plague, or a green dot on the floor to keep you safe?

      Come to think of it, paper masks replaced rosary beads as the most popular talisman to hang from your rear view mirror.

      • BackRowHeckler July 2, 2021 at 12:22 pm #

        I miss the Lawn Jockeys.

        You don’t see them around anymore.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 2, 2021 at 12:45 pm #

          You can still see them around Saratoga Springs, but if they haven’t been made that way, they’ve been painted white.

          • BackRowHeckler July 2, 2021 at 1:46 pm #

            Beryl, you’re Jim’s neighbor.

        • Bilejones@hotmail.com July 2, 2021 at 3:10 pm #

          They’re still extant in northern MD.

        • abbybwood July 2, 2021 at 4:07 pm #

          Reminds me of the Aunt Jemima cookie jar Don Lemon has in his kitchen.

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 4:52 pm #

      I get the biggest kick out of the wokies who put signs in their yard such as “Hate is not allowed in this home” and then they spew hatred all over the internets at people who don’t agree with them.

      • Ricechex July 2, 2021 at 11:39 pm #

        I hate those signs. MANY of them around my neck of the woods.

      • Ron Anselmo July 2, 2021 at 11:47 pm #

        You’re right Mary, and their inference is that if you don’t have a sign in your yard stating same, then hate IS allowed in YOUR house.

        It’s that or like many of them, they must have been raised in a closet, and as a result, are constantly the attention-seeking “look-at-me’s”.

      • Wizard of the Saddle July 4, 2021 at 2:18 am #

        My biggest gripe is the overall demonization of the word “hate.” Hate is merely an emotion. It is every bit as valid of an emotion as love. It merely depends on the facts and the circumstances.

        For example: I hate people who sexually abuse kids. Is there anyone here who LOVES people who diddle children?

        So, who is morally superior in this instance? The hater, or the lover?

        Hating evil, in my view, is healthy, natural, and commendable. It is high time we rehabilitated the word “hate” by reminding everyone that hate can have both positive and negative outcomes – not only negative ones.

        Again, as an example: I hate totalitarian tyrants who crush human freedom. Seems like a pretty good kind of hate to harbor if you ask me. It might keep you free.

        • Ron Anselmo July 4, 2021 at 3:33 pm #

          Exactly Wiz – and there are those who *love* totalitarian tyrants. F**k them and the horse they rode in on.

          • Ron Anselmo July 4, 2021 at 11:07 pm #

            *Edit: could also be “whore’s they rode in on”.

      • benr July 4, 2021 at 10:03 am #

        In this house we believe…Guess what no one cares.

        Seriously annoying virtue signaling.

        I actually had a semi rational discussion with one of those across the street after their house was egged.
        They thought I did it which of course I have not egged a house since I was twelve and told them so.
        They then tried to say they thought my wife or daughter did it and I laughed straight in their face ignoring the fact I was getting pissed off.
        I suggested that there were far more people in the world that did not believe their special brand of bullshit and who were willing to do things normal adults would not.

        Two gay females one of them weighed in at Chaz Bono size wispy beard and all 5’5 and at least 350.
        This is the one tried to act like a man and confront me.
        I smiled and suggested it take a step back for its own safety as we had our discussion.
        They moved out several months later.
        They also used my open wifi liberally until I shut them out.
        There little yappy dog left tootsie rolls all over the place and pissed on peoples car tires.
        There love child cried all the time and they fought all hours of the day and night.
        They say tall fences make good neighbors but what do you do when there is only a street separating you?

        We actually had a BBQ to celebrate there move in my front yard as they were loading there moving van.

  18. Beryl of Oyl July 2, 2021 at 11:19 am #

    I notice the Supreme Court decided that small landlords should not have had their property effectively seized by the CDC, but the CDC can take its sweet time giving it back, because reasons.

  19. sanspeur July 2, 2021 at 11:27 am #

    More uncovered lies by the ass hat Fauci. https://youtu.be/q3F2ZJGipiE

    • SW July 2, 2021 at 11:50 am #

      Thanks for posting the link to that youtube hearing. It was very illuminating and to when Fauci found out his pet virus went sideways.

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 4:53 pm #

      All that stuff though gives credibility to the myth of a ‘killer virus’. Which is why I’m ignoring it.

      Fauxi’s going nowhere.

  20. FarmBoy July 2, 2021 at 11:36 am #

    Try not to choke on your popcorn while laughing at these dumb Democrats. And still no accountability. And old coverups and new coverups continue on and on. President Lincoln had the right idea – get as many as you can before they get you.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 12:05 pm #

      Ya! Biden!

      And Merkel … and Trudeau … Johnson … almost every sovereign nation on Earth in a lock-step unlike anything previous on this planet.

      The USA is 4.3% of Earth, farmvoy. Get over yourself. You are not exceptional, you’ve Just been fattened that way.

      “Soylent Green is made of Americans!”

      • benr July 4, 2021 at 10:09 am #

        You ignore the fact its not Americans that are exceptional it was the experiment in Government that was.

        Notice I said THAT WAS.

        Get over yourself OG your jealousy regarding your neighbors to the south is oozing through you post.

  21. MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 11:40 am #

    “Klaus Schwab and his minions of The Great Reset seem more like hapless control freaks than persons actually able to control anything, least of all the whole world.”

    I don’t know, James, if the Covid19 global hoax and subsequent genociding by vaxx isn’t controlling the world, I don’t know what is.

    It’s not just Schwab and cronies, it’s the world banks running this, with all of their connections and levels of control. How else could they have marketed this whole thing and got everyone on board so quickly?

    But I completely agree that there are two realities (at least) and that most people are still living in The Truman Show and are unable to see things for what they are.

    Yohannon is correct saying that most decent people just can’t seem to understand how evil those in charge are. And this is a major reason that all this horribleness is able to happen. Their brains just can’t handle it.

  22. Yohannon July 2, 2021 at 11:40 am #

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/01/scientists-urge-uk-to-expand-official-list-of-covid-symptoms

    The bigger the net, the more fish you catch. Can’t let any fish get away….

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 4:47 pm #

      Wow they really are desperate.

  23. MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 11:41 am #

    I love that NY Slimes again tried to downplay that laughable headline by taking it down quickly. NICE work on the screen-grab.

    NY Slimes, reduced to a deep-state controlled tabloid, but still the go-to for the uber-educated, vaxxed PhDs running our institutions.

    • abbybwood July 2, 2021 at 4:14 pm #

      Back in the early ‘90’s while living in Venice, Cali, I used to love going out to bar hop and raise hell then come home around midnight to see that blue plastic wrapper with the NYT inside! I would go in the house, make coffee and devour that paper.

      That was then…..

  24. Yohannon July 2, 2021 at 11:47 am #

    https://spectatorworld.com/topic/killed-ashli-babbitt-capitol-riot-secret-service-pence/

    One of Pence’s goons killed Ashli Babbitt. Trump, obsessed with revenge, finally said her name.

    Don’t be a schmarty pantz. Say her name. We have an angle. Or as Og would say, a shot, an open net. Don’t be too good to be strategic. If God gives you a shot, take it. Or renounce the world and sleep in a coffin like senior Orthodox monks.

    We want the goon who killed Ashli….

  25. Enough Already July 2, 2021 at 12:16 pm #

    “One reality is that vaccines developed at “warp speed” appear to have gnarly side-effects that can outweigh the risk of the disease they’re engineered to protect against.”

    Not only is there no evidence to support that the risks of the vaccine outweigh the risk of not getting vaccinated, but Operation Warp Speed was a Trump-era initiative, and one that he was very proud of. Is he in on the great conspiracy to kill off the vast majority of humanity to save the world from climate change? Is Putin in on it? He’s also mandating the vaccine. Or is he a rube who doesn’t know that it’s going to kill his people?

    “Another reality is that the Delta variant of SARS-Covid-19 is more contagious, but also weaker, less likely to result in hospitalization among the unvaxed.”

    There is no evidence that allows one to conclude that it is weaker. The data is still being analyzed, but here’s a preliminary study published in the Lancet showing that the hospitalization rate from Delta may be 85 percent greater than the hospitalization rate of Alpha.

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01358-1/fulltext

    “Yet another reality is that the Delta variant also infects the fully-vaccinated. Oh, what to do?”

    The evidence thus far suggests that the mRNA is only slightly less effective against Delta than it is against other strains. Preliminary studies from J&J (now being evaluated by the CDC) suggest that J&J is also effective against the Delta variant, as is Astra Zeneca.

    “The reality is that the global economy, such as it’s a high-tech industrial economy, is shooting its own wad very nicely without a whole lot of assistance from alleged nefarious parties.”

    Again, Jim, we just live in completely different worlds. In my world, we got a gangbuster job report this morning, we will have 6-8 percent GDP growth this year, the stock market is at all time highs, and inflation, while temporarily high because of supply chain disruptions caused by COVID, will likely be in the 3 percent range this year. Anecdotally, I can barely walk down the sidewalk in my East Coast megalopolis because there’s so much construction. There is still a lot of damage to the economy from COVID, but we’re well on the path to recovery.

    “Meantime, the Fourth of July is upon us and the nation is not quite half-vaxed-up, and yet we are about to celebrate the meaning of Independence Day, which is freedom from getting jerked around by tyrants.”

    Depends on what you mean by “vaxed-up.” If you are referring to those who have had both shots, then yes, that figure is currently 47 percent. 54.6 percent have had at least one shot. Those figures include a lot of under-12s, though, who are not eligible. The percentage of eligible Americans who have received at least one shot is approximately 64.7 percent.

    “Instead, this is the sum total of what Democratic Party Lawfare ferrets could dig up in five years, including two years and $33-million spent by Robert Mueller’s investigators, plus the extra exertions of the DOJ’s Southern District federal attorneys.”

    On what grounds is this statement written? Unless you have a source in the New York prosecutor’s office, you have no idea whether this is the “sum total” of what the State of New York has found. This could be a first in a series of indictments. I don’t know what they have found, and neither do you.

    “Now let’s see how many states seek to unravel previous election shenanigans, for instance what went down on November 3 2020.”

    What “shenanigans” are you referring to? No evidence of meaningful fraud has yet been found (although Mike Lindell keeps saying he’ll present the evidence at some point in the future). I notice that you have yet to mention the investigation by the Michigan senate GOP, which looked extensively into allegations of voter fraud and found them all to be completely bunk. Here’s a link, incase you missed it.

    https://misenategopcdn.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/99/doccuments/20210623/SMPO_2020ElectionReport.pdf

    • hmuller July 2, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

      You sound like tekapo Junior, “No evidence of this, no evidence of that!” LOL

      You refuse to see the evidence, sonny boy. You aren’t worth my time and effort.

      • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 6:21 pm #

        Very good post EnAl – as usual, Mr Muller (and others) can’t handle factual and researched argument. They have a very limited set of dot-points at their disposal.

        I am flattered that Mr Muller suggest that it sound like my good self. I like thought-through logic, not someone throwing ad hominem insults in the absence of anything else, to see if anything sticks (never does).

        I disagree with JHK’s view about the 2020 election having voting “shenanigans”, and I believe the Supreme Court far-right majority, is aiding and abetting the Republican Party to secure perpetual rule. We’ll see, but it looks a bit grim.

        • JTinMD July 3, 2021 at 8:04 am #

          Tekapo: “and I believe the Supreme Court far-right majority, is aiding and abetting the Republican Party to secure perpetual rule.”

          Hmmm. Nut-fudge, anybody?

          • Tekapo July 4, 2021 at 2:23 am #

            They have gutted and they continue to gut the Voting Rights Act of 1965 … it barely hangs by a thread, and they are thwarting the efforts by true democrats everywhere to challenge all the vote-suppressing legislation that the Republican red states have brought in.

            They’re using “election security” as their deep-fake front – but they’re just realising their dream – crush the black-brown-youth vote so that Republicans rule forever. Not nut-fudge … just go and read all the SCOTUS decisions wrt the Act.

            Republicans and Trump want the whole country entirely for old straight white males. True.

        • Enough Already July 3, 2021 at 8:51 am #

          Ha! Looks like my response to you got taken down! I guess I’m getting canceled!

        • Enough Already July 3, 2021 at 4:37 pm #

          I don’t know why Jim decided to cancel my response to you yesterday, but he did. Perhaps he didn’t like that I called him out for making assertions about delta being “weaker” or about the election having “shenanigans” without supporting those assertions with evidence. I certainly hope it wasn’t because of my etiquette, as I’ve never engaged in ad hominem or name calling, which is sadly all too common on this forum.

          Anyway, thank you.

          Re: the Supreme Court, what I wrote yesterday before getting cancelled by Jim was that I think the jury is still out. Look at the Georgia Senate race. Trump said the election was riddled with fraud and the result was that his supporters didn’t turn out to vote. Conversely, when people feel that they’re being disenfranchised they tend to be angry and might turn out on higher numbers to vote. We’ll have to see how it plays out.

          • benr July 4, 2021 at 10:10 am #

            Or he realizes your just a troll.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 12:51 pm #

      Not only is there no evidence to support that the risks of the vaccine outweigh the risk of not getting vaccinated, but Operation Warp Speed was a Trump-era initiative, and one that he was very proud of. Is he in on the great conspiracy to kill off the vast majority of humanity to save the world from climate change? Is Putin in on it? He’s also mandating the vaccine. Or is he a rube who doesn’t know that it’s going to kill his people?

      Yes. Trump, Putin, Biden, Merkel, Johnson, Trudeau, Xi et al. All of them are in on it. D’uh!

      There is no evidence that allows one to conclude that it is weaker. The data is still being analyzed, but here’s a preliminary study published in the Lancet showing that the hospitalization rate from Delta may be 85 percent greater than the hospitalization rate of Alpha.

      The Delta Variant will be whatever it is planned to be. We all know that.

      The evidence thus far suggests that the mRNA is only slightly less effective against Delta than it is against other strains. Preliminary studies from J&J (now being evaluated by the CDC) suggest that J&J is also effective against the Delta variant, as is Astra Zeneca.

      Ya. Ok. I’ll bet that Moderna will have similar results.

      Again, Jim, we just live in completely different worlds. In my world, we got a gangbuster job report this morning, we will have 6-8 percent GDP growth this year, the stock market is at all time highs, and inflation, while temporarily high because of supply chain disruptions caused by COVID, will likely be in the 3 percent range this year. Anecdotally, I can barely walk down the sidewalk in my East Coast megalopolis because there’s so much construction. There is still a lot of damage to the economy from COVID, but we’re well on the path to recovery.

      Clearly, for the sake of the economy and the stock market, we should’ve locked down Earth and printed over 2/3 of all existing US$ years ago! Who’d’ve thunk it?

      “It can’t rain! The sun is shining!”

      Depends on what you mean by “vaxed-up.” If you are referring to those who have had both shots, then yes, that figure is currently 47 percent. 54.6 percent have had at least one shot. Those figures include a lot of under-12s, though, who are not eligible. The percentage of eligible Americans who have received at least one shot is approximately 64.7 percent.

      May God have mercy on their souls.

      You do understand that Americans constitute 4.3% of Earthlings while they are trying to jab all 7,600,000,000, Right?

      This not all about you. D’uh!

      ——–

      Dems v GOP is a charade. Frick v Frack. Clearly.

      • Enough Already July 2, 2021 at 5:52 pm #

        So you think Xi is trying to reduce China’s population at the same time he is raising the number of children people are allowed to have in a desperate attempt to increase the population? And Putin too? You think he wants there to be fewer Russians?

        Does it really make sense to you that those guys want smaller populations of their own people?

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 6:37 pm #

          Yes.

          • Enough Already July 2, 2021 at 8:24 pm #

            Please explain why you think that Xi and Putin want fewer people in their countries. I’m genuinely curious.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 10:03 pm #

            Less mouths to feed. Any more brainbusters?

          • Ron Anselmo July 2, 2021 at 11:57 pm #

            Mango – one of your best.

          • Enough Already July 3, 2021 at 8:41 am #

            Odd how both of those leaders are actively encouraging their populations to have more children if they want smaller populations, don’t you think?

          • Enough Already July 3, 2021 at 8:54 am #

            Russia’s Putin seeks to stimulate birth rate

            https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51120165.amp

            China allows three children in major policy shift

            https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-57303592.amp

          • Tekapo July 4, 2021 at 2:40 am #

            I wouldn’t even bother arguing the toss, EnAl.

            They understand nothing about population dynamics, nothing about how economies work, and would work under a significant population decline, and understand nothing about how demographics work to make societies vibrant and the rich more rich.

            And they never have any evidence whatsoever – they re-assert stuff they read on paranoid websites. It is a broad-scale circle-jerk. Never any evidence of HOW all this is being achieved.

            They fail to identify Motive, Capacity, Opportunity … every time.

            But most of all – those who believe that the Virus-Vaccine are part of a vast global conspiracy to de-populate the world without destructive wars or uncontrolled genuine pandemics – they are LITERALLY not worth attempting to argue with.

            They are delusional to extreme levels, they are committed to the wildest lies, and they shut out all opposing (ie rational) discussion. There is no hope for them. Pod people.

            Enjoy July 4.

        • benr July 4, 2021 at 10:12 am #

          Then why is PUTIN paying people to have children?

          Why did China again loosen the grip from one child per couple to two and now three?
          Honestly you should at least examine facts before posting dribble.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 1:44 pm #

      Not only is there no evidence to support that the risks of the vaccine outweigh the risk of not getting vaccinated, but Operation Warp Speed was a Trump-era initiative, and one that he was very proud of.

      Duh.

      Is he in on the great conspiracy to kill off the vast majority of humanity to save the world from climate change?

      Um, probably.

      Is Putin in on it?

      Um, probably.

      Or is he a rube who doesn’t know that it’s going to kill his people?

      Doubtful. But it appears you are.

      • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 2:05 am #

        I always love the oh-so-cool, sneering, and attempted condescension from the Mango – never a shred of evidence, not even some demonstrated possibilities of evidence.

        It’s all about fervid belief based on delusionary thinking – it’s a cult on here.

    • Being Frank July 3, 2021 at 5:48 am #

      For over 50 years I would have always trusted “The Lancet” but within the last couple of weeks, I have seen enough evidence to convince me that they are in on it. Just say’n.

      • Enough Already July 3, 2021 at 8:41 am #

        What evidence is that?

  26. Jigplate July 2, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

    “Happy July Fourth everyone. Don’t hurt anyone… or yourselves!”

    Along those lines, tune in next Tuesday to see the weekend body count in Chirac:

    heyjackass.com

    • BackRowHeckler July 2, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

      Yeah, a large casualty list is predicted.

    • BackRowHeckler July 2, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

      Actually, out of patriotic zeal, some celebrants in Chi have gotten off to an early start: past 2 days, 20 shot, 7 dead, including a 9 month old baby.

  27. Beryl of Oyl July 2, 2021 at 12:28 pm #

    We get a flyer where I live, it’s articles and advertisements from the daily paper, tailored to the interests of a particular suburb.

    I have noticed recently, that they have toned down the COVID propaganda, but many of the letters to the editor have been concerned with something called The Big Lie.

    Come to find out, this Big Lie which consumes them is President Trump objection to the election results.

    Biden has been in office half a year. and Trump is still their obsession.

    Since this is in NY, I will be watching to see how they deal with the news that Eric Adams objected to the “ranked choice” primary results for NYC mayor, and also that he was right:

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/06/eric-adams-was-right-nyc-board-of-elections-admits-to-135000-vote-overcount/

    Will Trump be similarly forgiven, when it turns out he’s right? Or does being black and a Democrat give Mr. Adams special dispensation?

    I thought it was understood that the rank choice system was to enable cheating.

    When you hear it announced ahead of time that they might not know the winner, for days, in one city, that ought to raise red flags.

    • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 1:13 pm #

      When you hear it announced ahead of time that they might not know the winner, for days, in one city, that ought to raise red flags.

      Ranked choice voting is the fairest method of determining the winner, when you have a field of more than two, and especially where you have three candidates all with around 30% of the vote.

      Ranked choice ensures that the candidate with the broadest support ultimately prevails. In other words, the “least disliked” one.

      It is not the fault of the ranked choice system that the NY voting officials over-counted by 150,000. I also don’t see why it need take weeks to determine the winner. If they’re using scanners to count ballots, then you think the result would be known within minutes of the last ballot being tallied.

      Ranked choice is simple in concept, and should be used everywhere, in my view. Apart from anything else, in encourages other parties to compete, and could unshackle American from its faux two-party sclerosis.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 2, 2021 at 1:29 pm #

        Yeah that’s why they loved it so much in Maine.

        You don’t seem to understand. If it was the most fair system, New York City Democrats would not be using it.

        The system is deigned to facilitate foulups.

        • Islander July 2, 2021 at 4:27 pm #

          I can see how “ranked choice” could result in arithmetic shenanigans.

          But OTOH it does seem like the best system for getting past the grip of “lesser of two evils” on our voting choices.

          It should be pretty easy to enter voting results into a dedicated program and work out who won.

          Of course those entering the balloting results would have to be honest. Again, though, I shuold think an audit of paper ballots would be easier to conduct than one of electronic voting machines.

          Dishonesty can foul up any voting system.

          • Tekapo July 4, 2021 at 5:06 am #

            But OTOH it does seem like the best system for getting past the grip of “lesser of two evils” on our voting choices.

            It should be pretty easy to enter voting results into a dedicated program and work out who won.

            Yes and yes. Those muppets who reject RCV are either insufferably dumb or just deeply suspicious of any change.

            Possibly both of course.

        • Not_GeorgeT July 4, 2021 at 4:28 am #

          Maine… yup, JM, the 3rd stringer, ends up as governor.

          Any doubt? Look at all those absurd “covid rules” like the cones on the head. Maybe she watched too many skits as a child and thought they were real?

          Ranked choice at its finest!

        • Tekapo July 4, 2021 at 5:03 am #

          You don’t seem to understand. If it was the most fair system, New York City Democrats would not be using it. The system is deigned to facilitate foul-ups.

          My goodness – you can spout all manner of paranoid conspiracy jive.

          Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is used reliably around the world – apart from multi-member constituencies under proportional representation, RCV is reckoned to be the most reliably democratic system devised.

          Why are you so anti-democracy?

    • Bilejones@hotmail.com July 2, 2021 at 3:28 pm #

      It’s the New Math.
      They don’t know how to count the votes that count until they’ve counted the votes.

    • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 2:18 am #

      Biden has been in office half a year. and Trump is still their obsession.

      What is the crazy circus down in Phoenix, if not a Trump obsession – by the Trumpies?

      The losers will never give up being sore losers. Those who did not vote for the former guy are not obsessed – they just want him out on the golf course and out of sight.

  28. Yohannon July 2, 2021 at 12:39 pm #

    It’s rank cheating! It stinks of the 3rd World. They hate Adams because he’s tough on crime.

    Meanwhile America crumbles:

    https://nypost.com/2021/07/01/dc-building-collapses-leaving-worker-trapped-for-more-than-an-hour/

    Brazil can still hold decent elections because Whites – or at least non-Communist Whites, still control Brazil. If and when that ceases, then fair elections will cease as well.

  29. BackRowHeckler July 2, 2021 at 12:39 pm #

    OG

    WTF is going on in Manitoba?

    It seems a mob pulled down Queen Elizabeth monuments, sent them crashing into the pavement.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 1:05 pm #

      Hey Heckler. Apparently from the 1890s to the 1970s, the Roman Catholic church were not very humane in running our Indian schools.

      For decades, children were taken from their parents and their culture to be “Anglofied” with the back of a hand (and worse).

      The Roman Catholics most definitely ran Better graveyards elsewhere, that’s for sure.

      Modern ground-penetrating radar is identifying thousands of dead children coast-to-coast.

      What could possibly be more appropriate, given the Kamloops allegations against her activities there 1 day in 1964, than natives pulling down a statue of our dear Queen Lizard?

      Poetic Justice in Real Life?

      All will be revealed.

      • malthuss July 2, 2021 at 3:05 pm #

        God save the Queens statue.
        And infant mortality in 1890 was 50% or more?

        • Yohannon July 2, 2021 at 5:19 pm #

          Yes, moral hysteria has been unleashed – as if all of those children died in torment. Time to kick Catholics – and burn their churches.

          • BackRowHeckler July 2, 2021 at 6:18 pm #

            Yes and Queens Eliz. & Victoria far from being Catholic.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 7:57 pm #

            Queen Lizard might be closer to Rome than you realize.

  30. Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

    It’s the opinion of some — though not myself — that the Covid-19 episode was unleashed upon the world to allow “the elite” to execute a “controlled demolition of the global economy” so as to quash climate change (by reducing carbon emissions), and therefore ensure a brighter future for said elite, while cruelly throwing the rest of the world’s population overboard.

    Oh, I dunno…. Klaus Schwab and his minions of The Great Reset seem more like hapless control freaks than persons actually able to control anything, least of all the whole world. Dr. Fauci’s role looks like a species of generic egomania with a top hat of greed (considering his financial interests in vaccines). The reality is that the global economy, such as it’s a high-tech industrial economy, is shooting its own wad very nicely without a whole lot of assistance from alleged nefarious parties.

    It must be a crushing blow to the Great Reset zealots … the totally obvious reality that I have also been claiming and arguing for months. The Schwab-WEF-Davos crowd is a cosy club of individually rich and influential interests, but they don’t run the parking concession at the Davos Hilton, let alone run the world.

    The Great Reset glossy brochure looks like it was written by Trent and Susan – the interns over in Marketing – and is an exercise in clichéd techno-narcissist thinking and very bad futurology.

    It would be nice therefore if the forum zealots would STFU about it from now on. The Great Reset bedwetters have a high level of paranoia, but no logic and no evidence.

    The virus accidentally leaked from a lab – Trump fucked up how to deal with it (and he wasn’t alone), but he appears to be the only world leader so far to pay the ultimate price for his mismanagement.

    Boris in London and Bolsonaro in Brasilia seem to be bouncing along well enough. I think Trump was tossed for other reasons too – people simply disliked the human being – but the virus (and his inexplicable dissing of mail-in voting) sunk him.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 1:14 pm #

      Ha! Josie acts like Mr K is God. Mr K is not God.

      Mr K is, of course, entitled to his opinion and, under the tenets of Free Speech, we needn’t STFU if we disagree on something or even everything.

      ——-

      Tell us how you proved that God does not exist, Josephine.

      By age 9, no less!

      • hmuller July 2, 2021 at 1:41 pm #

        This is like the tenth time Tekapo has referred to others as “bedwetters”. I wonder what a psychologist would make of that?

        • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

          Be honest, Josie. He nailed ya on the Freud level.

          You’ve a prostrate the size of Florida Orange leaving you with a storage tank of 2.75 thimbles.

          You get up every 88 minutes lest you wet the bed.

          We all suspect that.

        • stelmosfire July 2, 2021 at 2:21 pm #

          “Prostrate?”, Peter is that you?

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 2:37 pm #

          to be scared of a bunch of fat coarse bankers holed up in a Swiss chalet. It’s nuts, and there’s no basis for it.

          Except for the obvious basis for it.

        • Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 3:41 pm #

          And here you are, responding to each and every new post on the same 2 subjects.

          LOL.

        • Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 4:06 pm #

          Takes me back to his Pissgate conspiracy salad days.

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 5:44 pm #

          And also his idea that people are crushed when JHK has a varying opinion – lol.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 8:54 pm #

          He is prostrate on account of his prostate.

    • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 1:42 pm #

      Should be “sank him” of course.

      • hmuller July 2, 2021 at 3:18 pm #

        Three points, Tekapo.

        1) Too much chardonnay before bedtime may have something to do with your bedwetting problem.

        2) Central Bankers, whether fat or thin, coarse or smooth, have a lot of power over the lives of the world’s people. They can create money out of thin air. I wish I could do that.

        Are Central Bankers harmlessly holed up and isolated inside a Swiss Chalet? Have they nothing to do with what goes on in the economy of your nation or community?

        3) By the way, where do you live? You’ve tried to deceive us into believing you live in the USA, but your use of slang betrays you as non-American. So you’re not being honest with us on that score, are you?

        • benr July 4, 2021 at 10:15 am #

          We all know this is cargill but he fears being bounced even though we all know who he is even Jim knows.
          Anyone that thinks their return is not noted by Jim is fooling themselves he knows who has been naughty and who has been nice.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

      It must be a crushing blow to the Great Reset zealots

      Why? Pretty sure several people have voiced their disagreement of this opinion upthread. No one is crushed. Just voicing opinions. I thought that’s what you wanted, from your hallowed office of stunted perfection.

      • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 2:13 pm #

        And I notice another Oath Keeper has pleaded guilty to insurrection on January 6 … rather blowing a hole in the tinfoilers claim that the FBI / DOJ / Antifa / BLM / Santa Claus masterminded the whole gig.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 2:22 pm #

          Lol.

          • Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 3:54 pm #

            “MAGATs Tried to Overthrow the Goberments”

            Another classic conspiracy from the forum muppet.

          • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 5:45 pm #

            That was my response too.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

          Someone taking a plea deal to avoid a lifetime in prison must of course mean that everything else clearly visible on video and recorded by testimony must be false.

          Go back to the mall. I hear there’s a sale at Abercrombie & Fitch on sweater vests.

        • messianicdruid July 2, 2021 at 4:01 pm #

          Are you too poor to pay attention?

          Their leader is an unindicted co-conspirator, therefore a tool.

        • benr July 4, 2021 at 10:18 am #

          Ye of little knowledge!

          Classic case of giving someone the fake bomb and swooping in just in time to make the bust.

          https://theintercept.com/2015/03/16/howthefbicreatedaterrorist/

      • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 2:37 pm #

        No one is crushed. Just voicing opinions.

        Simply amusing myself – with a reference or ping back to the numerous times the collected village idiots have hooted and jeered when they perceive a difference between JHK and my opinion. Why – my favorite stalker (hmuller) did it in Monday’s thread.

        I disagree strongly with JHK’s persistent view that the Democrats are the bad vengeful crooks of DC, with Trump and the Republicans cast in the role of victims, but his avoidance of big arm-waving conspiracy thinking is very welcome. Essential.

        Big conspiracy theories get you absolutely nowhere intellectually. I suppose it lets the logically bereft bask in their own little sunshine for 15 minutes or so … reflecting on how clever they are underneath their tinfoil. Whatever.

        And I’m not surprised they’re throwing the book at the Trump Organization – Trump has been a scofflaw since he was three, and receiving $200,000 a year in “salary”. Plenty of much smaller fish get prosecuted for minor tax fraud.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 2, 2021 at 2:40 pm #

          All three year olds are scofflaws.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 2:43 pm #

            “I do not think that word means what he thinks it means.”

            – (paraphrased from) Inigo Montoya

          • Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 3:57 pm #

            I thought the conspiracy ended at “Putin grooming a young Trump to be the Manchurian Candidate ”

            Now we see that Trump was commiting crimes against the state since he was three.

            Tekapo kind of reminds me of male homosexual version of Louise Mensch.

          • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 5:46 pm #

            Hahahahahaha!

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 2:40 pm #

          I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

        • hmuller July 3, 2021 at 11:42 am #

          What’s that I hear, Tekapo? Crickets. No response to my question. In what country do you live? Hiding something?

        • benr July 4, 2021 at 10:21 am #

          I suspect your belief is that he has given REPUBLICANS a pass is 100% incorrect.
          Its just that at the moment Democrats are 100% in the wrong gliding down the path to dictatorship.

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 5:42 pm #

      “Crushed” because we don’t share an opinion of Mr. K’s?

      What an odd take.

      I’m guessing it’s more projection.

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 5:42 pm #

      “Crushed” because we don’t share an opinion of Mr. K’s?

      What an odd take.

      I’m guessing it’s more projection.

  31. Billy Hill July 2, 2021 at 2:24 pm #

    Pucker — if you’re still out there:

    Great work on the Cosby case.

    Now about that Wiener laptop…

    • Beryl of Oyl July 2, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

      Anthony says it’s in his closet.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 3:05 pm #

      Btw does this mean we can all introduce the Bill Cosby “Himself” album to our kids again?

      I mean, the guy clearly did some terrible shit, so he can eat a bag for that…but damn that was good material back in the day. Not logical to erase from our lives just out of principle.

      • hmuller July 2, 2021 at 3:25 pm #

        Perhaps, but I can never again gaze upon a jello pudding pop with unalloyed childish glee. I’ll wonder, “Is it spiked?”

      • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 5:48 pm #

        I think it’s fine to listen to someone’s work even if they did bad things. Otherwise we wouldn’t have much to watch/listen to.

        If it’s a particularly creepy person though, a lot of the time that just ruins their work for me.

        • hmuller July 2, 2021 at 10:11 pm #

          I wonder how the world would react if everything about Tom Hanks came out?

          • draupnir July 2, 2021 at 11:38 pm #

            There is a woman named Madyson Marquette giving interviews on the web to some of the more Q-leaning pod casters. She claims she was trafficked as a child, and the first interaction she had with Tom Hanks was when he punched her in the face. She claims to have been raped in Joe Biden’s bed, though not by Biden. However, she also claims to have testified at around 100 military tribunals so far, along with others who were similarly in captivity. I wonder, if her tale is true, how they could be so careless as to leave her alive after they were finished with her. I wonder about rare, late onset, paranoid schizophrenia with particularly dense delusions. I wonder about certain personality disorders. I wonder if this summer is going to be even more interesting than I thought.

          • hmuller July 3, 2021 at 11:55 am #

            I’ll be the first to admit the Truther movement attracts some mentally unbalanced people who spin delusional tales. We have to be discerning rather than believe everything and everyone.

            But abusing children has gone on. I think it’s happened on an institutional level (i.e. alphabet agencies, prominent people) not only Florida trailer dwelling freelancers acting on their own

            Look at the big scandal about the native American children carted off to schools in Canada. Is that just “conspiracy theory”? Along with all the children bones dug up?

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 9:29 pm #

            I already can’t stand him because of that, and yeah I won’t watch anything he’s in.

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 9:30 pm #

            @Draupnir, the powerful bank on no one listening to the little people. So far, it works, no matter where they testify.

            The trafficked people were also heavily damaged and programmed, so there’s that to contend with. But there are so many that despite all odds somehow managed to survive and talk about it. Fiona Barrett for example. What a powerhouse.

  32. 100th Avatar July 2, 2021 at 3:02 pm #

    “Klaus Schwab and his minions of The Great Reset seem more like hapless control freaks than persons actually able to control anything, least of all the whole world”

    Of course not.
    And no real need to focus on Schwab
    It’s his organization and his Swiss sabbatical, but the ideas and goalposts are a group effort.
    A club campaign.

    Only need to steer the occident and its sphere of influence:

    The plutocrats of the American continents
    Japan
    Korea
    And their multinationals

    Then go after the major impediments
    China
    Russia

    At least they’re addressing the elephant in the room:
    Overpopulation.

    Although they’re still reluctant to address the coming systemic failure and environmental collapse.
    They’re keeping a lid on that.

    Despite panic time.
    Fresh water and ocean failures are just around the bend
    They might say 2040 or 2050
    But those who really know
    Know it’s knocking on the door

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 3:22 pm #

      Rooting for them then?

      • 100th Avatar July 2, 2021 at 3:35 pm #

        No

        In fact, I find in it a humor of absurdity.

        Trying to keep control, implement more control, in a civilization on a crash course with systemic failure.

        In the words of Mr. Perry Farrell

        We didn’t know that it would blow up
        With such might
        The stars are even brighter
        Contrasted by the night

        Sent out the shock waves
        Filled up the outer space
        Even the ghost came
        To the late, late, late show
        Watch us play

        Ah, the irresistible force
        Met the immovable object

    • Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 3:28 pm #

      The thing that amuses me most about that line is that his “hapless control freaks” are all of the world leaders wearing that little circular WEF Build Back Better pin, to name just a few.

      There are none so blind as those who refuse to see.

      • Islander July 2, 2021 at 4:48 pm #

        Very convenient for the putatively “hapless”—to paint them as cartoon characters so that no one takes them seriously. Schwab certainly makes the job easier.

        It is a head-scratcher why the very smart and canny JHK is following this tack.

        Schwab actually founded the WEF. He fouinded it with very specific goals in mind. He elucidates those goals in his 50th anniversary video.

        To say that the WEF is basically just a play group is similar to pretending that the Bilderberg Group is just a nice little cocktail party. Nothing ever really gets “said” there. World influencers just get together to enjoy cocktail sausages in different countries . . . in total secrecy . . .

        In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if the WEF were kind of like the public face of the Bilderberg Group. Throwing the curious dog a bone, so to speak.

        • Yohannon July 2, 2021 at 5:03 pm #

          Mr Kunstler has always had an aversion to conspiracy theories – a great weakness in my book. Conspiracy is the way the world works. Many conspiracy theories are incomplete or just wrong – but that doesn’t change the reality. The same could be said of political or economic theories. We don’t then throw out the entire two fields.

          • Harry Bolsogna July 3, 2021 at 2:28 am #

            Marianne Schwab (nee Rothschild) was born in Frankfurt in 1919. She grew up in the town of Bad Homburg, where her father, Louis Rothschild, managed a bank.

        • Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 5:09 pm #

          Lack of knowledge.

          TBH, though, at this point, it is hard to believe anyone paying attention to what is going on could lack that much knowledge. Willful ignorance perhaps.

          Build Back Better, the slogan of the Great Reset. The slogan is uttered by every world leader in Europe and the United States, with the exception of those from Hungary, Poland, who are vilified at every turn. The WEF installed mayor of Munich wanted to light up the Alliaz Arena in rainbow colors to taunt the Hungarian team. Because they won’t play ball. Orban is on record stating he was offered billions to push the Covid and BLM agenda.

          All WEF puppets wear the pin. All push the vaxx passports (which were already developed several years ago). The DAVOS crowd consists of the tech oligarchs, country heads, and banksters.

          Schwab literally wrote a book called Covid 19 and the Great Reset. In it he discusses exactly what is going on now, as well as the meatless, vaccine-based, Transhumanist “You will own nothing” future they are in the process of creating.

          Biden was installed to bring the US to its knees. Also a Build Back Better bro.

          RE: Covid specifically. Some of the most influential and revered names in medicine are literally saying the vaccine is deadly and others like Yeadon and McCullough point out the ID-based global plantation that is being created.

          At this point, there is no helping the helpless.

          • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 5:51 pm #

            Well said, N.O.

        • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 2:40 am #

          Very convenient for the putatively “hapless”—to paint them as cartoon characters so that no one takes them seriously. Schwab certainly makes the job easier.

          I think the reverse applies – it’s because so many people have these obsessions with Conspiracies of the Schwabian Kind that it makes it so much easier for the powerful corporations – and particularly corrupt fed and state politicians – to get away with all manner of financial and legislative murder.

          All the WEF tinfoilers have taken your collective eye off the ball, and are getting trounced on the real issues. JHK does not succumb to this simple and obvious diversion – and it makes hm a far better analyst.

      • Pat Ormsby July 3, 2021 at 8:31 am #

        They are valiantly trying to surf a rockslide that we are all stuck in, but they have got much much further to fall than we. I’m glad I put in more popcorn last year. Trying to stay out of the way of all the nasty stuff coming down would be less fun without it.

  33. malthuss July 2, 2021 at 3:04 pm #

    Bill RI,

    that everyone who receives the COVID jab may die from complications in the next two to three years.

    When was the first series of vaccines offered? 2020?
    So we will see what happens, in 1-2.5 years, or sooner.

    If there is mass die offs this year, we know the truth. [JONESTOWN 2].

    • Yohannon July 2, 2021 at 5:05 pm #

      It will help the economy! All kinds of resources will be freed up. The Renaissance came after the Black Death in Europe.

      In other words, what a horrible world where we need terrible misfortune in order to help others.

      • Amman July 3, 2021 at 1:12 pm #

        Do you really think the black death led to the Renaissance? Sorry, that sounds suspiciously like a medieval idea…. In my book, the Renaissance came up after 200 years of influence on western Europe by the literature of Spain, Sicily, and Turkey.

        • Amman July 4, 2021 at 1:25 pm #

          …And the local motive force.

    • Harry Bolsogna July 3, 2021 at 2:32 am #

      Recognizing the broad potential of mRNA science, we set out to create an mRNA technology platform that functions very much like an operating system on a computer. It is designed so that it can plug and play interchangeably with different programs. In our case, the “program” or “app” is our mRNA drug – the unique mRNA sequence that codes for a protein. – Moderna

      • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 9:33 pm #

        THey keep ignoring that we aren’t machines, much less computers.

    • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 2:46 am #

      […] that everyone who receives the COVID jab may die from complications in the next two to three years.

      It’s utter voodoo of course, but if it were true (and becomes known), the millions who have taken the jab – but not yet quite died – will likely rise up and tear the ruling class limb from limb. Cops and armies won’t be able to stop them – and in fact might well join them.

      People will not die like lambs at a slaughterhouse … humans are tough primates. The chalets in Davos will be no defense – nor the the private islands

      Anyway – it’s all myth-making to keep the tinfoilers quaking in their booties.

  34. a kullervo July 2, 2021 at 3:07 pm #

    “[…] It’s the opinion of some — though not myself — that the Covid-19 episode was unleashed upon the world to allow “the elite” to execute a “controlled demolition of the global economy” so as to quash climate change […]”

    Dear Mr. Kunstler,

    That TPTB are trying to preserve some of the current civilizational arrangements so it can benefit some future humans by severely reducing the number of said extant humans (e.g., Georgia Guidestones) cannot be ruled out as a possibility.
    That also doesn’t mean the plan wil pan out the way it was supposed to.

    Thank you for what you do.

    • SW July 2, 2021 at 4:49 pm #

      No plan humans devise ever seem to pan out the way it was supposed to. I think (and this is only my opinion and nothing else) that the virus was released accidentally thru workers in the lab and, for the people who understood how bad it could be, they hit the panic button, locked down the world as much as possible and have not in any way faced the long term consequences of all their bad decisions. Now we have a situation where’s it’s all but impossible to sort out true from false but as far as I can tell, here’s what is known:

      It effects old people and obese (including children) with more symptoms and worse outcomes than the general public.

      Viruses (all of them) peak and then fade when they’ve burned thru susceptible populations and that’s what “flattening the curve” was about.

      Viruses mutate and sometimes they go in a worse direction but often weaken.

      We don’t know that much about viruses and what we do know is scary.

      Vaccinations are not fool-proof and there have been terrible consequences to rushing them to the public. Look up Cutter Polio Vaccine and read about it.

      People die from a lot more things than just viruses (especially ones with as low a lethality as this one)

      Kids were put last on the list of priorities. No school, no friends over to play, just internet and boredom.

  35. messianicdruid July 2, 2021 at 4:17 pm #

    “Then God said, “I now give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the entire earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”

    https://deeprootsathome.com/3-foods-that-contain-shikimic-acid-to-halt-transmission/

    Let your food be your medicine.

    “Shikimic acid offers antiplatelet-aggregating activity, meaning it helps halt blood clots.”

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 4:39 pm #

      That’s also one of my mottos: “Food is Medicine.” I heard it first from Dr. Shiva, mentioned in a comment above.

      • SW July 2, 2021 at 9:37 pm #

        Good food is good medicine and looking back at the 50s and 60s, we were all skinny and healthy and active. That was before feed lots where animals were fed GMO corn, antibiotics and sometimes, ground up with it, the carcasses of their fellow animals. In fact, that’s where scientists think certain diseases started.

        The stuff we buy in the grocery store nowadays is not the same quality compared to the fruit stand of times past. Still better to eat vegetables rather than pizza-flavored gold fish crunches of course.

      • JTinMD July 3, 2021 at 8:35 am #

        And “motion is lotion” 😉

    • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 3:11 am #

      Shikimic acid offers antiplatelet-aggregating activity

      Good grief … I appreciate your hippie advice MD, but pine needles, fennel seeds, and star anise! I think I’d rather get blood clots.

      Can I hold my nose and drink lots of Ouzo instead?

  36. a kullervo July 2, 2021 at 4:20 pm #

    Greetings,

    We humans, we all make choices: the aggressive ones staunchly believe they’ve made the right decisions, the more restrained ones hope they’ve made the less wrong ones; in the end, it’s just a matter of perspective (a matter of where you currently stand at the scales balancing pleasure and pain), all in service of the tyranny of duality.

    Have a jolly weekend (happy 4th of July to the Americans out there who cherish it.)

    • JTinMD July 3, 2021 at 8:40 am #

      July 4 is just another day. Independence Day is something to be jolly for! Stars and Stripes forever!

    • malthuss July 2, 2021 at 4:28 pm #

      FORGOT TO LOCK THE DOOR

      • Yohannon July 2, 2021 at 5:17 pm #

        The Dwarves, in their lust for gold and gems, delved too deeply and unleased the Monster, a Balrog, Durin’s Bane. The Elves condemned them for this.

        Similarly the Gay movement unleashed Trannies upon the world as their motto LGTBQ (old version) indicates. The T is there.

        The Dwarves cried, We did not create the Monster! The Elves replied, But you unleashed it.

        Similarly, there have always been cross dressers and people with gender dysphoria. But the Movement organized them and sheltered them. I admit the Medical Establishment then stepped in with massive funding and propaganda.

  37. Roundball Shaman July 2, 2021 at 4:35 pm #

    No one can agree on what ‘America’ is any more.

    So no one can agree about what ‘July 4′ represents any more.

    America has become more The Dis-united States than the United States.

    All we do now is disagree.

    But at least we can all still share something, even now.

    We share the fact that we are all… Disagreeable. We have become United in our Disagreement.

    So maybe we still are the United States after all.

    Happy ‘Fourth’… everyone. We still have something to celebrate.

    • tucsonspur July 2, 2021 at 7:14 pm #

      Yes, as Patriots we do and we should. But.

      Happy Fourth. Unhappy Fourth:

      “History is seasonal, and winter is coming. Like nature’s winter, the saecular winter can come early or late. A Fourth Turning can be long and difficult, brief but severe, or (perhaps) mild. But, like winter, it cannot be averted. It must come in its turn. . .

      The next Fourth Turning is due to begin shortly after the new millennium, midway through the Oh-Oh decade. Around the year 2005, a sudden spark will catalyze a Crisis mood. Remnants of the old social order will disintegrate. Political and economic trust will implode. Real hardship will beset the land, with severe distress that could involve questions of class, race, nation, and empire. . .The very survival of the nation will feel at stake. Sometime before the year 2025, America will pass through a great gate in history, commensurate with the American Revolution, Civil War, and twin emergencies of the Great Depression and World War II.

      The risk of catastrophe will be very high. The nation could erupt into insurrection or civil violence, crack up geographically, or succumb to authoritarian rule. If there is a war, it is likely to be one of maximum risk and effort — in other words, a total war. Every Fourth Turning has registered an upward ratchet in the technology of destruction, and in mankind’s willingness to use it.”

      Howe and Strauss caution that Americans can be expected to encounter personal and public choices that are equal to the harshest ever faced by prior generations.

      “And it will require us to admit that our faith in linear progress has often amounted to a Faustian bargain with our children”.

      Some of the timing may be a bit off, but that doesn’t matter much when the ‘time’ does arrive.

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 7:29 pm #

      Happy Fourth to you as well.

      There is always still something to celebrate.

      I am feeling happy that I landed in Idaho. I absolutely love it. Nice people, open space, tons of trees, gorgeous foothills and endless places of fascination to visit.

      I guess they are big on fireworks though, and even sell them in the Albertson’s parking lot. A patriotic bunch. So come the fourth, I’ll be home making sure I can drown out most of the celebration noise.

      I am assuming they don’t set off M80s here like they did back in CA, bu I guess we’ll see.

      • stelmosfire July 2, 2021 at 7:47 pm #

        Mary Q, that’s the problem with women, they don’t like to blow shit up! Too nurturing I guess. Myself, I really like M-80’s. I haven’t seen a decent cherry bomb since I was a kid. I don’t think there made anymore. On the 4th I’ll light off a few boomers for ya’ and salute Ol’ Glory!

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 8:53 pm #

          I think it’s a kid thing, not a woman/man thing.

          I loved blowing shit up when I was young. Total firecracker bug.

          • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 8:54 pm #

            Women also are too smart to put them up their rectums or in their mouths… 🙂

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 8:57 pm #

          This is a fun collection of fireworks gone oh so wrong:

          https://duckduckgo.com/?q=man+dies+fireworks+in+mouth&t=chromentp&atb=v107-1&ia=web

          • stelmosfire July 2, 2021 at 11:28 pm #

            “Rec tum?’ — Damn ne’re killed em”

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 8:58 pm #

          I should have also clarified, I drown out the noise because one of my dogs is very afraid of it. Otherwise, I’d be fine with it.

          • stelmosfire July 2, 2021 at 11:35 pm #

            Not much of a gun dog I figure, huh? It’s hard to get a dog or horse to get over that. I’ve had dogs that shiver in the corner at the sound. My Yorkies could give a shit.

          • stelmosfire July 2, 2021 at 11:39 pm #

            Or is it couldn’t give a shit? I never figured that out. I guess it is couldn’t give a shit. Sounds about right.

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 9:38 pm #

            Mine are Jack Russell/Chihuahuas. The boy couldn’t care less, but the girl shivers and gets all freaked out.

            So I spend July 4th trying to make white noise & other stuff that keeps her from hearing them. Seems to work. She’s not the worse out there.

            I had a friend whose dog hid in the bathtub and shook all night poor thing.

      • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 3:18 am #

        I am feeling happy that I landed in Idaho. I absolutely love it. Nice people, open space, tons of trees, gorgeous foothills and endless places of fascination to visit.

        Have you ventured to lovely Redfish Lake yet, and the cool town of Ketchum? Great thrift shop there – outstanding outdoor clothing for pennies on the dollar.

    • Amman July 2, 2021 at 8:08 pm #

      “United in our disagreement” is a good term. It is like the term “Together but separate” as in say a zoom session which brings people TOGETHER while they remain physically apart i.e. SEPARATE. In any case, a possible future bedrock of American nationhood and identity is the North American continent which in toto is huge and with great potential. If you rightly consider South America as its twin, then the situation is UNIQUE. My suggestion is that the 4th of July could have been celebrated on two continents by now if the race card had been played differently…

  38. MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 4:37 pm #

    They’re pushing vaccines on kids in Mickey D’s.

    Mickey D’s or CVS or Disney Land doesn’t have to report to VAERS, do they?

    https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/some-bay-area-mcdonalds-locations-serving-up-covid-19-vaccines/2578684/

    • Islander July 2, 2021 at 4:51 pm #

      So many people got shots not from their doc, but from CVS or some pop-up outfit set up in a school . . .

      So, yes, who is actually monitoring all of those “patients”?

      • Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 5:13 pm #

        Germany has drive-thru vaxx pop-ups. Drive in, get the “Pieks” and drive out onto a local Autobahn.

        All normal, you see. No one pushing any sort of agenda here, no siree.

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm #

          That’s horrifying. A lot of people have passed out, etc. right after the jab.

          Wow.

          • Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 6:16 pm #

            Yes, and this in the land of TÜV, “Herr Professor Doktors” around every corner, and endless regulation.

            Just get that experimental jab and drive onto a highway where you can drive 200kph in as woozy a state as you please.

            All normal.

          • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 3:21 am #

            They should make you sit and wait for about 30 minutes, to ensure there is no immediate anaphylactic reaction … they do that at a properly organised medical clinic or vaccination hub.

        • Islander July 2, 2021 at 6:14 pm #

          And don’t forget the new business sector of providing tests in kebab houses, etc.

          As reported in the Exberliner online mag (link posted in earlier thread).

          More and more people drawing an income from being part of this scam.
          Or addiction.
          Analogous to the growiong percentage of paying work dependent on the MIC in the USA. Two decades alarms were raised because this was already at 10% back then. I’d hate to know what the current percentage is. So, obviously, this “embedding” of the MIC in the putatively civilian economy makes more and more people dependent on channeling more and more taxpayers funds to the MIC—just to keep their jobs.

          It used to be called political “pork.”
          Now military pork has become the only item on the menu!!

          We’ll see if Biden’s “infrastsructure” recipe for pork is edible.

      • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 5:56 pm #

        No one, and that’s by design.

    • tahoe1780 July 2, 2021 at 4:53 pm #

      The producer on Chris Martenson’s channel made the observation that you don’t see any adds for the vaccines, just public service announcements. Adds require that you list side effects…

      • Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 5:18 pm #

        Yes, and there is a new push now for people to get multiple shots from different manufacturers.

        Many in the legal community have pointed out that this makes prosecution for injury or death much more difficult. Who is liable?

        All normal. No one could possibly be coordinating this using mass media and uttering the same slogans in every country around the world.

        No siree.

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 5:59 pm #

          Mr. K also may be missing the millions of dollars of Covid19 money going to institutions such as my college, to keep the scam going. They then take the money and run with it, developing their own fake pandemic rules, regs, and now they want a vaccination center right there in the college! That money is from the people running the hoax. As money keeps coming in, people will keep pretending the thing is real.

          • Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 6:17 pm #

            Check out how many WEF Young Leaders are in positions of power now. Some are running or are about to run countries.

          • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 7:01 pm #

            Horrifying.

            Like a Hydra with 100K heads.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 8:05 pm #

            You must’ve missed Tekapo’s myriad posts today. The elites don’t actually control anything, you see.

          • Amman July 2, 2021 at 8:20 pm #

            Being afraid, at first, of a possibly harmful virus is real and human and natural but shutting down countries and business is unreal, perverse and an agenda. Some daresay the latter is a road that leads to war.

          • JTinMD July 3, 2021 at 8:49 am #

            It was ever thus, Mary.

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 9:39 pm #

            @JTinMD, I do know that being a huge history buff.

            We don’t learn from it (history).

      • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 5:56 pm #

        Another trick.

        They’ve thought of just about everything, haven’t they?

        • Night Owl July 2, 2021 at 6:19 pm #

          Pretty much.

          But is just all so implausible.

          How could the same patters be occuring everywhere and be traced back to the same network of institutions promoting the same ideas.

          It’s just like the mooovies.

          • Amman July 2, 2021 at 8:32 pm #

            I knew it was a scam, a sham, a hoax, when the fake news reported that a certain Prime Minister had acquired the virus and was in quarantine under the watchful eye and care of compassionate, competent, teary-eyed government doctors. That’s when I sensed something indeed was very wrong and that it was now a time to be very watchful and cautious. Paradoxically, or perversely if you prefer, part of me was hoping the virus was real if only to see the sending off of the politician to Valhalla.

    • Amman July 2, 2021 at 8:10 pm #

      Deep shades of Kafka. Beyond the pale.

    • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 3:25 am #

      They’re pushing vaccines on kids in Mickey D’s.

      I think they should have waited a year or two, prior to promoting vaccination for anyone under 40 (unless they have identified co-morbs). The serious illness | death rates for the young who contract Covid-19 are vanishingly small.

      Had they done it properly – Under 40, no jab, Over 60 definitely the jab … for those 40 to 60, your call. Then vaccine uptake would have been far better.

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 5:57 pm #

      Who’s doing all that killing?

      I’m guessing: Men.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 7:53 pm #

        Well yeah.

      • Yohannon July 3, 2021 at 12:57 am #

        As Camille Paglia said, Without men, women would still be living in grass (or was it mud) huts.

        You have a radical feminist perspective. The novel “Herland” was an early expression of women living without men. There have been a number of fantasies written or enacted since (the SCUM Manifesto for one) with poor what’s his name getting shot.

        Maybe you Rads should be given a big island someplace….

        • BackRowHeckler July 3, 2021 at 9:59 am #

          The SCUM manifesto.

          Written by the deranged woman who shot Andy Warhol.

        • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 9:41 pm #

          No I have a logical perspective.

          You are whining about poor men being murdered, by other men. And then laughingly trying to blame women for it. For everything, for the breakdown of society.

          One of the most marginalized minorities then is apparently more powerful than the world banks, etc.

          Ridiculous.

    • malthuss July 2, 2021 at 11:22 pm #

      You tube, I allegedly.

      HAMILTON got 30 million dollars form the government.

  39. Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 6:52 pm #

    Klaus Schwab and his minions of The Great Reset seem more like hapless control freaks than persons actually able to control anything, least of all the whole world. […] The reality is that the global economy, such as it’s a high-tech industrial economy, is shooting its own wad very nicely without a whole lot of assistance from alleged nefarious parties.

    I full agree with JHK here.

    I think it is a serious mistake (both intellectually and politically) to overstate the power, influence, and control of the world’s elites. They are players, but there are a great number of equal or more powerful forces in the mix as well. Lots of stuff they do not control – from the weather to a bomb in London to OPEC oil prices.

    Some of the ultras on here are totally convinced that “TPTB” are so all-powerful that this can explain everything. Some even go higher and claim divine provenance – all of this just leaves one bankrupt, with very little to say or think about.

    They wind up just re-posting conspiracy stuff from other sites.

    The notion that the virus is a hoax, and a means of enforcing social control and compliance, is just not logical. For a start, capitalism wants the people to be packing the malls and the beaches and the planes. The virus was an accident from a lab.

    The notion that the vaccines are not medically safe long-term, as a result of having been rushed through with insufficient testing, is less a conspiracy than a debate over what are acceptable level of risk, and whether remaining unvaccinated is a greater risk (depending on your age).

    The theory that the virus was the ruse, and the vaccine is a deliberate de-population time-bomb – this is so far off the wall that it doesn’t warrant discussion among the sane and polite. These sorts of wild theories are a product of “lesser” conspiracy theories, and should not be provided any oxygen.

    I think that’s one reason many of the ultras on here are obsessed by the vaccination process – they talk about almost nothing. They can’t do much (if anything) about the Gnomes of Zurich manipulating gold prices and much else, but they can make their own little statement against World Tyranny – by not getting vaccinated.

    Good luck to them … by Christmas being unvaccinated might be an awkward social and political position to occupy.

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 7:02 pm #

      So you got the jab then, Media Matters Muppet?

      • Islander July 2, 2021 at 8:11 pm #

        I reckon so.
        Because Tek’s proposition that the capitalists really just want us to pack beaches is belied by actual reality.

        A lot of putatively cap. countries are reinforcing lockdowns—no one on beaches in UK, Australia, NZ.

        Meanwhile businesses are falling like victims of ventilators themselves. No business. Not so ‘capitalist,” that.

        What is cap. about the whole scenario is the enormous $$$ to be made from the mandatory jabs. And the windfalls flying the way of Blackrock and others.

        The challenge is to figure out from whose point of view is any of the craziness rational. The “pandemic” is a many-headed hydra and it is a challenge simply to describe/define correctly what it is. Or, what is the main stream and what are eddies on the edges. E.g., the whole virus origin thing seems to me to be a side digression. To me the important stream is the response to the virus, wehrever it came from. But there are also valid questions out there as to whether the virus is actually, the disease-causing element, or the spike proteins. Etc. That is before we even get to the highly Warp Speed imposition of an untested-on-humans jab technology. How much was planned and how much ad hoc? Obviously, the introduction of the jab technology was planned: announced and paid for. No question there.

        Anyone who must resort to the terms “conspiracy theory/theorist” in order to discuss the evidence is ipso facto ineligible! Incapable of rational discussion.

        Ditto dealing in straw=man declarations such as “The notion that the virus is a hoax” etc. And have you, Tek, finally stopped beating your wife??

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 8:46 pm #

          One known: Fauxi took a failed and dangerous ‘cancer’ therapy which was taken off the shelves (AZT) and unloaded it on AIDS patients, which killed them.

          AIDS itself was never isolated. Another Fauxi hoax.

          It was the warm-up for what we are seeing now.

          https://www.brasscheck.com/video/aids-faucis-first-fraud/

          I think they did the same thing with the seasonal flu as they did with the fallout from the dangerous lifestyles of city gays. They rebranded it into a pandemic, and used it to push drugs.

          Hegelian Dialectic at its most perfect.

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 8:47 pm #

          Agent Po lives in either Australia or NZ, and both countries are complete police states at this point.

          Australian local news puppets were announcing the new quarantine camps the other day.

          I guess Agent Po doesn’t want to be on the cattle car.

        • Tekapo July 4, 2021 at 4:10 am #

          Anyone who must resort to the terms “conspiracy theory/theorist” in order to discuss the evidence is ipso facto ineligible! Incapable of rational discussion.

          Ditto dealing in straw=man declarations such as “The notion that the virus is a hoax” etc. And have you, Tek, finally stopped beating your wife??

          You didn’t go so far as to state that the Virus-Vaccine is a complete OWG-WEF-Davos-Rothchild-Illuminati de-pop campaign, so I am more than happy to discuss it with you.

          It was an accident from a Lab – a virus that should not have been created in a place where it should not have happened.

          I agree with everyone (even on the far loopy right) that whoever perpetrated, funded, and abetted this lunacy (under both Obama & Trump) really does deserve 20 years in a jail.

          And of course because of Eisenhower’s MIC – hundreds of firms – from the guys who make “social-distancing” stickers for the floor, through to the masks, and then the multi-billion dollar Big Pharma guys making vaccines – they have been at the trough for 18 months.

          But there is no conspiracy required … it is pure naked capitalism. The lunatic conspiracists on here (OGH, the execrable and very dumb Night Owl and Mary Q) are all barking up the wrong tree. Just follow the money.

          The virus is not a hoax. The vaccines are safe and effective. Everything else is just fucking fairy dust.

    • Islander July 2, 2021 at 7:06 pm #

      “Good luck to them … by Christmas being unvaccinated might be an awkward social and political position to occupy.”

      We really don’t need playground-level (“You’ll be sorry!”) need threats from the likes of you.

      Twerp riding on totalitarian coattails.

    • tucsonspur July 2, 2021 at 7:21 pm #

      Well said Tek. Just be careful not to underestimate the insidious capabilities of the elites. Lots that they DO control.

      • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 7:29 pm #

        Possibly TS … but in my near-seven decades I have seen so many fuck-ups and bloopers that if there is an elite in control, they’re doing a pretty weak job.

        I think most of the things that will really impact on the population over the next couple of decades are not being determined at Davos.

        And the danger is – if you accept the conspiracy theories like the ultras on here, you love any semblance of rational thought.

        For instance, look at the dude above here, throwing out ad homs like, “Twerp riding on totalitarian coattails.” … it’s just infantile. If you’re not with us on the conspiracy then you’re a tool of the elites! It’s a cult, for sure. Sad!

      • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 7:35 pm #

        Well said?

        Garbagey word salad.

        • Tekapo July 3, 2021 at 4:02 am #

          I love it when you go totally fucking apeshit if someone agrees with me. Very amusing indeed.

          • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 9:43 pm #

            That’s ‘fucking apeshit’?

            What a pearl-clutcher you are.

      • Amman July 2, 2021 at 8:40 pm #

        There are many elites – Russian, Chinese, Iranian, ‘NATO’ Turkey, to name a few.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 8:01 pm #

      Tekapo – An amazing feat, this. I disagree with everything you just wrote here (except for your last sentence, and it’s because of people like you that it will be true).

      It appears you just mindlessly checked the No box on everything that’s logically realistic, and the Yes box on everything obviously false.

      Well played! Yet another confusing achievement.

      • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 8:39 pm #

        Po plays to win…at losing.

      • Tekapo July 4, 2021 at 3:44 am #

        An amazing feat, this. I disagree with everything you just wrote here

        It’s always nice to be 100% accurate, on point, and rational. I think I’ll call it the Mango Index … the more the big yellow juice disagrees, the more I’ll know I’m right on the money.

    • Wizard of the Saddle July 4, 2021 at 12:44 pm #

      Finally: A TRUTHFUL statement emerges from the pinhole of Tekapo.

      BEHOLD!!

      “The virus was an accident from a lab.”

      Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

      • Wizard of the Saddle July 4, 2021 at 12:45 pm #

        Piehole, not pinhole.

  40. MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 7:09 pm #

    LMAO!

    “Almost two years after being announced, the upcoming musical remake of Cinderella has finally released its first look trailer — and wow, Billy Porter is the most glamorous fairy godmother I’ve ever seen. (And that’s saying a lot considering that this role was once occupied by the one and only Helena Bonham Carter and the über-talented Whitney Houston.)”

    https://www.them.us/story/billy-porter-steals-spotlight-first-cinderella-trailer

    It would be funnier if they weren’t trying to mess with childrens’ minds.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 8:08 pm #

      Good lord. This is serious?

      • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 8:18 pm #

        Sadly, yes.

      • Yohannon July 3, 2021 at 1:17 am #

        In the huge kid’s hit, “Frozen” (targeting little girls), instead of letting suitors compete for her hand in an archery contest, the princess “shot for her own hand”.

        It’s poison, Mango, feminist mind poison shot at the most vulnerable.

        • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 9:44 pm #

          Men are directing the trans agenda. Not women.

          • Yohannon July 3, 2021 at 11:44 pm #

            Frozen isn’t about Trannies. It agitates for Radical Feminism, targeting the very young. Evil

    • tully July 3, 2021 at 8:33 pm #

      Cinderella as a young woman named Ella who aspires to have her own dress shop is a revision I kinda like. Billy Porter as fairy godmother, just no. 1000x no.

  41. MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 7:13 pm #

    The Media Matters Muppet seems to be melting down in a spectacular way today.

    This can’t be sustainable, even while sipping crisp Chardonnay.

    Should we offer Take-a-Poo deprogramming sessions? Poor thing, probably so saturated with double-think and cognitive dissonance, and add to that, his boss David Brock is probably on his ass demanding he at least sway ONE person on JHK’s blog. He doesn’t seem to be fulfilling his quota.

    LMAO!

    • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 8:01 pm #

      See what I mean TS … they just go incoherent and nutty. Reminiscent of the “She’s a Witch!” scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

      • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 8:09 pm #

        Funny, that’s what I think of your posts.

        Now that you have one fan you’re drunk on power. Maybe David will be pleased.

        LOL.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 8:10 pm #

        No, we have months and months of reasons to call out your inanities. Not a simple “she’s a witch” group-think scenario here, friend.

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 8:38 pm #

          Seriously.

        • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 8:40 pm #

          I also find it hilarious that he doesn’t ‘get’ Monty Python.

        • Tekapo July 3, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

          Most of the gratuitous ad homs from the ultras on here don’t even rise to the level of an inanity, I’m afraid.

          I love the passive-aggressive use of “friend” … a few of the inmates do that.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 3, 2021 at 4:05 pm #

            I love the passive-aggressive use of “friend” … a few of the inmates do that.</em

            How about "pal"?

  42. amb July 2, 2021 at 7:47 pm #

    I came to the conclusion a while back that when a group or groups have overtaken a government and political parties, and all of the society’s major institutions (media, academia, health, etc.)… they now have full control of the system and subsystems. Thus, you can’t fight them or correct matters through the system as it is corrupt. The only way to save America is by a forceful overthrow of the current establishment. All bad actors must be purged from our government, agencies, systems, etc. The American people need to come together in overwhelming numbers and forcefully take back their government and country. If this isn’t done we will be steamrolled and become a complete Marxist authoritarian country run by tyrants. The pursuit of happiness and prosperity will no longer be accessible. Nor will any freedom, liberty, privacy, et al. You can’t put out a raging fire with a water gun. This is common sense. Logical. And the correct reality.

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 8:05 pm #

      Agree, and well said.

    • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 8:21 pm #

      The American people need to come together in overwhelming numbers and forcefully take back their government and country. If this isn’t done we will be steamrolled and become a complete Marxist authoritarian country run by tyrants.

      There might need to be a revolution, a mass movement. But you aren’t fighting a Marxist authoritarian regime – it is overwhelmingly a capitalist-fascist one, with almost impregnable links between big money, corporations and government.

      However I think it’s more likely to be the reverse – a breakdown of centralised control into a more Balkanised reality – with government, control, and the economy on smaller regional scale – and probably much impoverished, and possibly violent.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 2, 2021 at 8:30 pm #

        But you aren’t fighting a Marxist authoritarian regime – it is overwhelmingly a capitalist-fascist one, with almost impregnable links between big money, corporations and government.

        Yes, but they are playing from a Marxist handbook. I presume you see that significance?

        • Tekapo July 3, 2021 at 4:00 am #

          Yes, but they are playing from a Marxist handbook. I presume you see that significance?

          LOL – now it’s a “Marxist Playbook” – five minutes ago it was the Schwab-WEF-Davos-Illuminati- Knights Templar Great Reset glossy brochure.

          I do wish the paranoid would make up their mind about what the threat is! How is the average person supposed to keep up?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 3, 2021 at 7:44 am #

            How is the average person supposed to keep up?

            Judging by your responses, it seems they’re not.

          • hmuller July 3, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

            I’ll just call it GOOD versus EVIL. Ivory towered great rational thinkers like you, Tekapo, can come up with more elaborate labels. Food for thought.

            Let’ see, are you having the Marxist, Mao-fried duck in a pungent Trotsky sauce, garnished with a Pol Pot lemon slice. Some Mussolini linguine on the side with a Hitler lager And a nice Stalin baked cheesecake for dessert.

      • Wizard of the Saddle July 4, 2021 at 12:59 pm #

        Tekapo – By your definition, Communist China……..owned lock, stock, and barrel by the CCP, is a “capitalist-fascist” tyranny.

        So, just for the sake of argument, let’s run with that. If the world’s largest communist government – born out of a Marxist-Leninist revolution in 1949 – has evolved into a capitalist-fascist tyranny, then what is the point of Marxists around the globe constantly railing against Fascism?

        Conservatives have logically argued for decades that, in terms of the damage they do to human freedom, there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Marxists and Fascists, Coomunists and Nazis. Whether one is for national socialism or international socialism the end result is always the same: SOCIALISM……..and the century+ of failure that has gone along with it.

        All socialism delivers to “the people” is poverty and death, regardless of which variety it ultimately morphs into.

        But socialism delivers luxury and power to the elites in charge at the top. Ask ole Kim about it as he sits around getting fatter by the day while perusing his harem of young, fit, 18 year old female sex slaves to cater to his every perversion.

        Yep…….great system……for sociopaths with an unquenchable thirst for power, money, sex, fame, and control.

  43. zappalives July 2, 2021 at 7:59 pm #

    Another hard hitting ( for the honest) essay Jim…….keep em coming !

  44. O.G. Hawkins July 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm #

    Tampa Bay Lightning @ Montreal Canadiens
    Game 3
    Bell Centre

    TB leads the series 2-0.

    Can’t go down 3-0. Gotta hold hime ice. Gotta win tonight.

    GO HABS GO!!!

    • HappyMotorist July 2, 2021 at 8:16 pm #

      James
      When you first came up with the moniker CFN you had no idea how apt it would be.

    • Disaffected July 2, 2021 at 9:10 pm #

      Hockey sold its soul for US $$ like everything else. Sad.

      • Yohannon July 3, 2021 at 1:00 am #

        So few Blacks. It’s racist…..

        Or is it weak ankles or no interest?

        • Amman July 3, 2021 at 3:47 pm #

          Oh, come on. Skating is so …. gay. Haha.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 3, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

            Figure skating is gay, Amman.

            Hockey is most assuredly a manly pusuit.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 3, 2021 at 5:21 pm #

          Hockey is not for the low of budget. It is a very expensive sport to pursue at the elite level.

          Also (and please keep in mind that I am no medic), blacks have an extra muscle in their legs that makes them Better runners but goofy skaters.

        • Amman July 5, 2021 at 2:28 am #

          MANLY what….? Such an openly gay thing to say.

      • O.G. Hawkins July 3, 2021 at 6:56 pm #

        Pro hockey was always about profits. From Day One.

        You go back to the 1890s and, even then, it was all about ticket sales / attendance and player free agency / contracts.

  45. Pucker July 2, 2021 at 8:14 pm #

    What about “The Chattering Teeth” as a diversionary strategy?

    So, when some ignorant, incoherent, truculent thugs with tattoos and making gang hand signs in the New York subway belligerently ask you if “Black Lives Matter”, you just whip out your Chattering Teeth as a distraction as you make your escape?

    Wasn’t there a James Bond movie in which British secret agent 007 whips out the “Chattering Teeth” issued to him by “Q” to make a dramatic escape, and later in the movie the Chattering Teeth are seen chattering on the night stand next to the bed as Bond is boning some hot Filipina chick who is talking nonstop during the sex at the end of the movie?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=baQ4T1q1F7Y

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 8:20 pm #

      Hahahaha!

    • Disaffected July 2, 2021 at 9:08 pm #

      Not sure about the chattering teeth, but boning a hot Filipino chick at the end of the night is certainly a worthy aspiration. Bond always had an eye for that kind of shit.

    • Billy Hill July 3, 2021 at 9:02 pm #

      C’mon man, Cosby man. C’mon. Man.

      Hey — just for grins this July4th read Andrei Martynov Losing Military Supremacy.

      Back to the caves, man. The caves. Just a matter of time before somebody’s iphone triggers the launch sequence. Or our best and brightest.

      Imagine the shock at NORAD when the ICBMs come over the south pole! Or the swarms of cruise missiles hit DC, NYC, San Diego, Norfolk, etc. Gonna be fun, man. Post it on Facebook for the grandkids! Man!

  46. Patrick July 2, 2021 at 8:19 pm #

    I’m posting the following data summary I made from the VAERS site to solicit feedback https://vaers.hhs.gov/.

    Attributable to the COVID vaccines as of 6/18: 4,798 deaths, 47,745 hospitalizations, and 395,603 adverse events reported. From the CDC’s site, there were 153.8M fully vaccinated as of 6/29.

    For comparison, attributable to the DTaP vaccines since 1990: 2,117 deaths, 25,077 hospitalizations, and 111,074 adverse events. This combo vaccine was first administered in 1948, but VAERS didn’t start tracking until 1990. I’m still searching for the total number of DTaP vaccines administered over the past 31 years, but it is clearly a huge number.

    If any of you has analyzed the VAERS data, I would appreciate feedback. I find the COVID numbers literally unbelievable given the vaccine has been out only 6 months. Am I off off base here?

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 8:21 pm #

      No, you are in the same ballpark as many others who are breaking down the data.

      The trial should have been stopped a long time ago.

    • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 8:22 pm #

      Also keep in mind VAERS is only so good as the reporting. Some have estimated only 1% is being reported.

      • Patrick July 3, 2021 at 3:06 pm #

        VAERS states on their site that adverse events are under-reported, but I don’t think they attempt to quantify. It would make sense that non-serious events such as soreness, fatigue, etc would be greatly under-reported.

        However, I don’t see how deaths could be under-reported to any significant degree. Similarly with hospitalizations. What are your sources indicating that only 1% is being reported?

        • MaryQueen July 3, 2021 at 9:48 pm #

          I’m not keeping them any more because I spent a year doing that, and it doesn’t matter. I see what they are doing. I’m in several groups where I see a litany of people reporting deaths and hospitalizations and maiming every fucking day, and none of them are represented in statistics.

          I’m done digging through stuff to ‘prove’ what is obvious. Most don’t listen.

  47. Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 8:31 pm #

    Based on your figures, the chances of dying from a Covid vaccine shot are about 0.00157%. or 1.57 per 100,000 doses. The risks associated with Covid-19 if you’re unvaccinated are far higher – especially if you’re over about 60. It is a risk assessment exercise in a public health emergency.

    • draupnir July 3, 2021 at 12:55 am #

      My dear sir, they withdrew the H1N1 swine flu vaccine after 52 deaths. Something else is going on here.

      • Tekapo July 3, 2021 at 3:54 am #

        And 52 deaths after how many vaccinations? Anyway HxNx vaccines are still administered in their millions every year. What is your point?

        • draupnir July 3, 2021 at 4:46 am #

          You are being not only deliberately obtuse, but misleading.

          • Tekapo July 4, 2021 at 3:39 am #

            No I’m not – HxNx vaccines are administered world-wide every year. For flu, not “swine flu”.

    • Yohannon July 3, 2021 at 1:02 am #

      She’s got ya, Tek. It’s just that simple. Fess up, punk.

    • Slugoon July 3, 2021 at 8:54 am #

      I’d be interested to see the risk assessments carried out for the indiscriminate vaccination of children. Got any links?

    • Patrick July 3, 2021 at 2:55 pm #

      The figures bandied about are all over the place, which is why I wanted to evaluate the actual data. And to your point, the reason for doing so is to make an informed risk assessment.

      I plan to next analyze the data by demographic categories, but before proceeding, wanted to get a reality check on the accuracy of the first pass.

      How do these numbers square with what you’re seeing?

      • Slugoon July 3, 2021 at 3:56 pm #

        Patrick, the people hawking these vaccines don’t want you to make a risk assessment or evaluate any data. They just want the needle in your arm.

        Why have the masses not been tested for antibodies?

        Why has the ‘scientific community’ shown zero interest in researching natural immunity?

        Why is no honest data being presented about the minuscule threat posed to anybody under 45, especially children?

        Why an unprecedented and indiscriminate vaccination policy for something that was barely any worse than a bad flu season last winter.

        £$£$£$

  48. MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 9:00 pm #

    Don’t people with Wikipedia entries get to edit them?

    Not only JHK, but Dr. Shiva’s WIkipedia entry calls him a conspiracy theorist, etc. as well.

  49. MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 9:02 pm #

    More interesting things about Dr. Shiva, he doesn’t take shit lying down.

    His case revealed that the government tells Twitter what to censor.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/federal-judge-signals-may-end-twitters-immunity-speech-police-worried/

    • Islander July 2, 2021 at 9:35 pm #

      Interesting.

      From the linked piece:

      “This sets the stage for this court asking whether CDA 230 can be used to violate someone’s civil rights by letting the government do something via a private company what it could not otherwise do: silence their political speech. Dr. Ayyadurai is claiming that the Constitution trumps CDA 230 and the government cannot outsource to private actors to silence people’s speech they disagree with, and that the government and Twitter are acting together as one: that Twitter is essentially a state actor.

      Conservative journalist Charles Johnson was the first journalist banned off Twitter in 2015. Conservative journalist James O’Keefe was the first to reveal that Twitter “shadow banned” political views it disagreed with in 2018, O’Keefe was later permanently banned from Twitter.

      Gateway Pundit Publisher Jim Hoft was permanently banned off of Twitter after posting video evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 election in Michigan in February this year.

      Almost every court that has looked at CDA 230 immunity since 2001 has preserved the immunity of social media companies. This is the first time in over 20 years where there has ever been a potential to strike it down or to suggest the Constitution is superior to the law and an ISP under the act could be a ‘state actor’ for purposes of civil rights law.”

      Nationalize the lot fo them. We all know they are taking orders from somewhere within the govt. (and other “partner” entities).

      The new “private-public” partnerships should be looked at very carefully to see whether the private part is actually acting at the behest of the public part, or the other way around. In neither case is the public interest served, IMO. The arrangement allows them to pull legal switcheroos. In the past, before the birth of this hybrid, this type of “collaboration” would have been called, clearly, corruption.

      Kind of like the Greek myth in which one woman slept with two brothers, and a child was conceived. She grew into a beautiful young girl. When one dad wanted to shtupp her he said she was the daughter of the other dad. The other dad, ditto.

      The daughter in the story is the public.

      • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 10:04 pm #

        Nationalize the lot of them. We all know they are taking orders from somewhere within the govt. (and other “partner” entities).

        Have you thought this through? When you say “the lot of them”, where are you drawing the line? There are a lot of forums out there besides Facebook and Twitter.

        What would Facebook look like if it were owned by the federal government? I expect every user would have to register, with real names and addresses, real ID, and all the rest.

        The new owners would still have the right to moderate and censor posts … the First Amendment free-speech provision does not protect all forms of speech, as no doubt you well know.

        The could obviously stop libel (they would decide that) – and because something is your opinion (I think “Hillary Clinton eats young children!”) is no defense. They can stop copyright infringements, plagiarism, and anything they believe is offensive, racist, discriminatory, hate speech, anything liable to incite violence or insurrection.

        It’s a long list of speech types that are not protected by the Constitution. You might wind up with something that is much more constrained than what you have now.

        Two gray areas are the 2020 Election, and anti-vaxxers (specifically Covid-19, but not only) – personally I believe both of these are nut-fudge, but it is contentious to ban them.

        • Tekapo July 3, 2021 at 5:46 am #

          LOL from everyone on the issues.

          Why am I not the slightest bit surprise? Issues of substance send then scurrying.

      • MaryQueen July 2, 2021 at 10:09 pm #

        Well said yet again, Islander.

        Who is in charge, the gov’t of Twitter or Twitter of the gov’t?

        • Tekapo July 3, 2021 at 3:12 am #

          Who is in charge, the gov’t of Twitter or Twitter of the gov’t?

          A very lame comment … the “Government” cannot under any circumstances outside of a fascist takeover “tell” twitter what to do – what country do you live in? There is still the rule of law in the US.

          You can be laughably ignorant sometimes, when you not just being straight-out paranoid.

          • BackRowHeckler July 3, 2021 at 9:56 am #

            Fascist countries in the middle of the last century still had a relatively free press; even Germany in the 30s and 40s had independent newspapers that did not toe the party line.

            The same cannot be said of Marxists countries, then or now. There, the press is tightly controlled and serves as nothing more than a propaganda machine for the party.

            Brh

    • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 10:58 pm #

      His case revealed that the government tells Twitter what to censor.

      Are we sure about that?

      Someone will need to prove coercion or heavy-handedness of some sort to make this case. If the MA Secretary of State called and requested twitter to do something, and they had total freedom to either do as requested or refuse, then it will be hard to demonstrate that twitter is an “agent of the state”.

      It’s all very subjective (ie, political) deciding whether twitter is being a good corporate citizen, or is using its huge market share to shape the political debate in the way it prefers.

      But still, it is a private company until it’s proven otherwise.

    • Yohannon July 3, 2021 at 1:05 am #

      Trump was retweeting Dr Shiva at night – as if he was in his mom’s basement. If he had only gone with him in the light of day instead of standing there like a dummy while Fauci and Birx savaged America.

      • Tekapo July 3, 2021 at 3:15 am #

        Trump was retweeting Dr Shiva at night

        He should instead have been sitting shiva – mourning the loss of his cash-cow (aka the presidency).

  50. Disaffected July 2, 2021 at 9:04 pm #

    Based on personal experience (the ONLY valid indicator in times like these), there IS no public health emergency, and thus, your post, as usual, is total bullshit. Perhaps you should spend less time typing and more time actually (gasp!) living. I know I know, you don’t know how. Trust me, it will grow on you.

    • Tekapo July 2, 2021 at 9:41 pm #

      […] there IS no public health emergency, and thus, your post, as usual, is total bullshit.

      Perhaps tell that to the 605,000 Americans who have died from Covid-19. Stand by for vitriol that the numbers are fake!