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The Beauty Parlor’s Full of Sailors and the Circus is in Town

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    This is that part of the movie where the hero — you — tumbles off the cliff on Kong Island in a lightning storm with a canyon full of tarantulas down below where you’ll soon be landing. I know, not a pretty picture. The cliff is our country’s financial quandary; the lightning is us getting sucked directly into war; and the tarantula pit below is the emerging peril of Covid vaccine injury and death coming on hard, like your landing.

     Gold and silver are vaulting up suddenly like nobody’s business (literally). This may be fun to see if you are sitting on a pile, even a small pile of the stuff. But to everybody else it’s a signal that something is messed up in the complex engine of the economy. You know, of course, that our money is debt. So, debt is the fuel that drives that engine. Debt is a promise to pay back money with interest to take advantage of the time-value of money. The time-value of money means it’s better to have the money now (to keep the engine running) than to wait until your work produces money (if it even can).

     The trouble is, debt loses its credibility if there is no plausible way of paying it back, or even just to keep paying the interest. That’s exactly what is happening now. Everybody can see that the US government can’t pay the interest on its debt, which is Treasury bonds, notes, and bills (from long duration to short). That debt is running at well over $1-trillion a year. That’s a thousand billion, which is a thousand million, altogether a million million. See, it’s impossible to grok how more than a trillion dollars gets produced in an economy based on selling fried chicken nuggets and streamed movies to people with no jobs.

       When the Treasury holds an auction on a new issue of bonds (needed to pay off the interest on old bonds) and nobody shows up to buy because they doubt its ability to pay interest on the new paper, our country’s debt becomes worthless. As a last resort, the Federal Reserve swoops in and buys that worthless paper by creating “money” on its computer. That “money” goes out into the economy. The Fed pretends to get paid interest. It’s all fakery, a swindle. It’s like putting water in the gas tank of your engine. You know that the engine is going to throw a rod. When it does, it’ll be such a shock that the vehicle it’s running in is liable to hit a bridge abutment or something else hard. That’s what tumbling off the cliff is like.

     The dopes running US foreign policy are so foolishly obsessed with taunting Russia (“poking the bear”), that they can’t give up their sponsorship of the war in Ukraine, which Ukraine is losing because they never had the mojo for the fight. That should have been obvious, but for some reason our “best-and-brightest” overlooked that. No amount of free weaponry and ammo can make up for the fact that Ukraine has run out of young men to pointlessly get shredded by Russian artillery. Russia is unwilling to get rolled by NATO and the US in a part of the world Russia has controlled for centuries. Yet, “Joe Biden” keeps hinting about sending America’s tranny army there, and even gearing up the military draft for the nose-ring and blue hair generation. Good luck with that.

     Nor does “JB” exercise any control over what Israel does over in the Bible Lands. Bibi gonna do what Bibi gonna do. Israel can’t be persuaded that the current war is not a struggle for its existence. As Scott Adams points out, Israel has decided to pawn off its Holocaust cred in order to treat its enemies as harshly as possible, so as not to get wiped off the map. Israel has treated the Palestinians very harshly. (The October 7 Hamas raid was pretty darn harsh, too.) In any case, world opinion went all rancid on Israel. That hasn’t stopped them. Now Israel faces its ultimate foe, Persia, a.k.a. Iran, these days. Persia has a big army and a lot of weapons, and all sorts of wing-men in the neighborhood. . . as a practical matter, most of Islam right now. This week, Persia made noises about an imminent attack on Israel. Didn’t happen so far.

     Let’s get real on Islam. Its core principle is to exterminate the humans on this planet who are not of Islam. Islam has been pissed-off at Western Civ since the Crusades, its animus renewed in 1683, when Islam’s advance into Europe was halted at the gates of Vienna, and then again in modern times when Islam got pushed around because Western Civ wanted its oil. Islam is overrunning Europe again and penetrating the USA through our southern border. Islam means business. It wants to wreck us, kill us, and take our stuff. And it dearly, sorely, wants to deep-six Israel, which Islam contemptuously refer to as “the Zionist entity,” as if it were some crypto-insectile space alien.

     America (and Europe, too) wants to play this both ways: to grudgingly help Israel survive while at the same time pretending not to notice Islam’s true aims. Looks like Israel has decided to go for broke on this one whether we ride to rescue or not. Israel may have to go “Mad Dog” in its neighborhood. They may lose this thing anyway. The rest of the world will affect to hate them for it no matter how it ends. Meanwhile, all over Europe the Islamic birth-rate way outpaces the Euro peoples’ birth rate. And how many angry, determined “sleepers” has Islam snuck into the USA the past several years across “Joe Biden’s” open border. It’s a bit disturbing to contemplate. Also, never under-estimate the damage that can be wreaked with small arms against “a pitiful, helpless, giant,” as Dick Nixon once described our country in an earlier time of distress. There’s your lightning storm.

      At the bottom of the cliff is the vaxxed-up population of the world waiting for their spike protein infested bodies and dysregulated immune systems to enter fatal break down. Many already have injured organs, hearts, brains, blood, ovaries, etc. Many others will get in trouble when a more efficient Covid-19 mutation goes lethal on them. The public health authorities are desperately trying to conceal the damage. Some organized groups of people are clamoring for the data on vaccine injury and death from places like the CDC, only to discover that the public health agencies not only won’t disclose it but probably avoided even collecting it over fear of what it would show. Horror creeps on little tarantula feet.

      This is how the movie is going as of April. Spring is hardly fledged. Portent looms at every compass point. You’re in a tight spot. (We all are.) In modern times — and I mean going back to the first twinges of the Enlightenment — faith in the people running things has never been lower. It’s still an election year, har har! It makes you wonder if this movie is actually a comedy.


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778 Responses to “The Beauty Parlor’s Full of Sailors and the Circus is in Town”

  1. TheCentralScrutinizer April 12, 2024 at 9:20 am #

    Technically, a trillion is a MILLION MILLION. Impossible to really grasp, especially since it’s virtual anyway.

    LOVE the World Made By Hand Saga, btw.

    Read it to my girlfriend to soothe her to sleep.

    Thank you, Jim.

    • AZJJ April 12, 2024 at 10:51 am #

      This may keep her up…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8hagyd4zVM

    • Socrates-Detroit April 12, 2024 at 12:15 pm #

      Very good column overall!

      I appreciate the acknowledgement that “Israel has treated the Palestinians very harshly”.

      Understated, but true.

      • Uncle Abraham April 12, 2024 at 12:59 pm #

        I don’t have the impression you’ve ever lived in Israel. Of course, that doesn’t mean one could see what’s happening there or however many people actually voted for Biden would have never happened.

        But as one who’s lived in Israel, it’s very clear that you have no idea what you’re talking about. And you could rightly suspect I’m biased, but if you knew my living circumstances, you wouldn’t be able to so glibly assume I speak as a “member of the tribe.”

        • justanotherguy April 12, 2024 at 3:24 pm #

          with respect, live however you want with my blessings.

          but realize that many, many americans are very tired of this “special relationship” and the control over our destiny implied.

          if you disagree, please consider the wise guidance that steered this country until it took up the mantle of empire, and what it has cost us.

          ““In the execution of such a plan, nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest. Antipathy in one nation against another disposes each more readily to offer insult and injury, to lay hold of slight causes of umbrage, and to be haughty and intractable, when accidental or trifling occasions of dispute occur. Hence, frequent collisions, obstinate, envenomed, and bloody contests. The nation, prompted by ill-will and resentment, sometimes impels to war the government, contrary to the best calculations of policy. The government sometimes participates in the national propensity, and adopts through passion what reason would reject; at other times it makes the animosity of the nation subservient to projects of hostility instigated by pride, ambition, and other sinister and pernicious motives. The peace often, sometimes perhaps the liberty, of nations, has been the victim.

          So likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained, and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld. And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation), facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation.””

          if you disagree, there might be another place better favored with your loyalty.

      • MiTurn April 12, 2024 at 3:11 pm #

        The Israelis speak the cultural “language” of the Middle East. And they speak it very well.

      • Islander April 13, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

        Re
        “very harshly,”

        Yeah, stole 95% of the Palestinians’ land, destroyed everything they had built, expropriated all of their financial assets such as investments and bank accounts, destoryed all of the mosques AND churches, rooted up olive and citrus groves (do you love Jaffa cakes? my favorites), raped and massacred, put men between the ages of 10 and 50, chained and stripped to underwear wtih hoods over their faces into pens and then sent them labor camps (as soon as the latter could be constructed), where the “treatment” was actually harsher than in . . . .you know where.

        For chapter and verse, see Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, chapters 8, 9, and 10. Documentation supplied by Hagana, IDF, Stern Gang, IDF, and other archives, and David Ben-Gurion’s diary, among other sources

        As for the Israelis speak Middle East, : No, the aim has always been to create a European country in the Levant. Very succinctly stated by Jabotinsky. The Jewish State must be 100% Jewish and 100% European. Also by Milwaukee’s favorite daughter, Golda Meir. :

        Israel speaks Jewish, fer chrissakes.

        • benr April 15, 2024 at 8:13 am #

          And another fairy tale is born.

    • abbybwood April 12, 2024 at 1:07 pm #

      Perhaps it’s a very dark comedy, Coen Brothers style?

    • Grace April 14, 2024 at 5:23 pm #

      ‘See, it’s impossible to grok how more than a trillion dollars gets produced in an economy based on selling fried chicken nuggets and streamed movies to people with no jobs.’

      I get the cynicism about the unemployed burger flippers but regardless, the US economy in 2023 GDP is estimated at $27.36 trillion.

      Meanwhile, the powerhouse of Putinocracy generated a staggering $5.7 trillion. But despite this, Russia is strong and the USA is weak, right?

  2. NickelthroweR April 12, 2024 at 9:32 am #

    Greetings,

    I am one of those people sitting on a small pile of PMs and I can tell you that watching its relationship to fiat skyrocket is in no way comforting. It means that the current set-up is coming to an end and, like everyone, I have a fear of the unknown because I’m not sure what rabbit they will pull out of the hat to replace the dollar. It certainly won’t be hard assets.

    If 1% were prepping before, that number has probably doubled and it is now 2% but that means that 98% of the people are in serious trouble. I don’t want to have to fight my friends and neighbors but they won’t listen to me.

    Oh well, bring on the tarantulas.

    • cowbell81 April 12, 2024 at 9:40 am #

      Indeed, it is gratifying to see the value of gold and silver go up, but it is in no way comforting. No matter how much you have, there is no way I am going to cash it in for the funny money US dollars. Once that silver and gold is gone from my ledger, it is exceedingly difficult to replace. I wish I had invested $100K in silver instead of that worthless graduate degree that I worked hard to pay off all the loans on. At least my net worth would have tripled, which is more than the degree did for me (another worthless piece of paper).

      • NickelthroweR April 12, 2024 at 9:52 am #

        @cowbell81

        I suspect that there might be a short window of opportunity to trade a coin or two and pay off my home or acquire some other hard assets but that window will be very brief. I also suspect that our private debts will just transfer over to some new dollar that will be hard to obtain and I do not want to have any debts – not even a mortgage when the transition occurs.

        • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 10:26 am #

          I paid off my mortgage a few years ago and live debt free other than a small debt on a vehicle I needed to purchase. Still, even though I have paid off my debt on my property I still owe the County it’s annual rental payment for me to live on my property.

          If I don’t pay that tax the County puts a lien on my property. If I still don’t pay the tax the County will sell the lien to an investor who will then harrass me until I reimburse them the back taxes as well as any interest on the lien. They may even be able to foreclose on property that I “own” free and clear.

          We own nothing in America. We are serfs in a feudal system where the elites in our Government own everything.

          It’s a nice feeling when one finally awakens and realizes the awful situation we are truly living in. We are slaves. Slaves to a system we had no involvement in creating.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 10:34 am #

            I live close to a beautiful, wild river. About 20 years ago, the federal government stole every parcel of land within view of the river for 13 miles and created a “scenic corridor.” Most of the land was stolen from families who had owned it for 150+ years.

          • hmuller April 12, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

            I can imagine some of the more enlightened elitists decades ago trying to come up with a way the average man will feel more vested in the system, hence loyal and obedient.

            “How about we encourage them to spend 30 years paying off a mortgage so they feel they own a little something. They’ll still be debt slaves. We can still tax or confiscate their property anytime we want.”

            But now we have unenlightened Globalist leaders who want us to know just how powerless, broken, and owned we are.

          • rainmaker April 12, 2024 at 12:10 pm #

            Most of the county property taxes go into the coffers of the local school system, which is nothing but a brainwashing “socializing” daycare system. I think that it would be best if that just went away. It might, too, in a collapse.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 12:24 pm #

            Many city school districts are going to collapse. The office towers in many cities are mostly vacant. The owners are either walking away or appealing their taxes for a lower assessment. In mid-sized cities, on average, 70% of the school district’s revenue comes from the central business district. School district tax revenue is disappearing, and in a hurry.

          • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 12:48 pm #

            Schools – employment agencies for liberal women. Mind killers!

            The Book of the Law says, From gold forge steel. Does that mean get guns? Don’t know. I’m getting out of debt.

          • C.O.Jones April 13, 2024 at 9:29 am #

            At least you’ve – kinda – got what you worked so hard to pay for, Cankerpuss. I was living in my paid-off house across the street from the lake when my early onset Alzheimers wife decided age 62 was the best time for a divorce.

            Judge said “You’ve got 45 days to move.”

            I had my choice between a one-bedroom apartment for $1550/month or putting $70 large down on a house with a yard for my dog and a 30 year mortgage of $1518/month. Heading outside to get doggy some exercise…

            …cue David Gilmour’s There’s No Way Out Of Here

          • neurodoc April 13, 2024 at 2:14 pm #

            Canker: someone once said that ‘the best slaves are those who think they’re free.’ Lots of things keep us in a slavery mode: religious delusions (most of which were edited and re-edited by Constantine’s mother and her scribes in the First Council of Nicaea in 325); color of law, misdirected respect for law enforcement, misdirected respect for political authority, and, most of all, the ignorance produced by the obsession with sport on tv.

            Ameracanus Boobus is definitely a slave. But thinks it’s free.

        • pyrrhus April 12, 2024 at 2:29 pm #

          Absolutely..Everyone should get out of debt as a first priority, unless it’s a fixed rate mortgage at a low rate…

          • margot62 April 14, 2024 at 10:58 am #

            I have seen the documents showing the government can confiscate any collateral during times of duress, including your house. Not having a mortgage is imperative.

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

        @cowbell

        Don’t despair.

        Your window of opportunity is right now. Today.

        Silver is up, but…

        The Gold/Silver ratio today is roughly 80 ($2400/$30).

        That’s very high. Abnormally high. If it goes to 60, that means Silver goes to $40. If it goes to 40, Silver rises to $60. As gold gets more expensive and more people want silver, that will also help the ratio (Silver is an industrial metal, so an economic depression will depress demand).

        I doubt Gold will go below $2,000 again. Ever.

        Smarter people than I say the price of gold and silver reflects a lot of “paper contracts”, not the actual metal demand, which is high. If more entities or people insist on PHYSICAL possession, it’s harder for the US government to manipulate the market and suppress prices.

        High gold prices look bad for the US economy and goverment.

        On the surface, we have some big “parallels” with the late 1970s–galloping inflation (which, if it was measure the same way it was then is running 18%), and tension in the Middle East, the country Iran comes up, and a Russian “invasion” of Ukraine (Soviet “invasion” of Afghanistan).

        Unfortunately, UNDER the surface, the finances and many other important indicators of the USA had degraded considerably in the last 45 years (DEMOGRAPHICS, trade deficit, infrastructure, health).

        If you have not already done so, find a good, honest coin dealer, like Liberty in Michigan. Buy US silver coins now, either pre-1964 half-dollars or quarters, “Peace Dollars” (the irony of the name), or Silver Eagles.

        • elysianfield April 12, 2024 at 11:52 am #

          “The Gold/Silver ratio today is roughly 80 ($2400/$30).”

          SocDet,
          The Old Pawnbroker opted to collect base metals. What is the Gold/Silver/Lead ratio?

        • pranah April 12, 2024 at 12:05 pm #

          I get a monthly newsletter from Liberty Coin Services (400 Frandor Ave., Lansing, MI 48912; phone 800-527-2375). They have an incredibly knowledgeable staff and are fair and honest. Highly recommended!

          • hmuller April 12, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

            Before you send money to anyone check them out. How long have they operated? What does the Better Business Bureau and online reviews say about that specific company?

          • tuco22 April 12, 2024 at 2:53 pm #

            APMEX is a good place to go, too.

          • pranah April 12, 2024 at 5:06 pm #

            hmuller, of course! I assumed people would do their due diligence before doing business with any pm dealer. I have dealt with Liberty for two decades and have no complaints. have always been treated well. YMMV!

            tuco22, APMEX is good, and so is SD Bullion and JM Bullion.

        • hmuller April 12, 2024 at 12:14 pm #

          I believe the ideal barter coins are the US Mercury dimes (minted 1916-1945).

          They are small, recognizable, and every one of them is 90 percent silver.

          If you are offered a Roosevelt dime (1946-now), you have to get out a magnifying glass to check the date.
          1946-1964: good, 90 percent silver
          1965-today: bad, all base metal

          One day soon $30 silver will be seen as the bargain of a lifetime.

          • Wizard of the Saddle April 12, 2024 at 7:22 pm #

            I feel the same way. Mercury dimes are widely recognized and all dates are 90% silver. I have many, many rolls and buy more each year.

        • cowbell81 April 12, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

          Little known fact: Kennedy half dollars from 1965-1967 are actually 40% silver.

          • hmuller April 12, 2024 at 4:12 pm #

            Yes, and they are priced according to their silver content. I just find no appeal in toting around that 60 percent (by weight) useless base metal.

            It’s better to buy 1964 Kennedy halves (90 percent pure) or Franklin halves (1948 – 1963 ) also 90 percent silver.

          • Wizard of the Saddle April 12, 2024 at 7:27 pm #

            I prefer Franklin half dollars. 90% silver and all dates are silver. No need to check to see if any are 40% or copper-nickel “slug” dates.

            They have the same virtue of familiarity and simplicity that Mercury dimes have.

          • gilbert April 13, 2024 at 5:57 am #

            The state where I reside collects sales tax on purchases of PMs, so waiting for the annual migration to warmer environs where there is no tax is my solution. Living in a predominantly rural state with a liberal government can be frustrating. Buying private mint silver coins makes absolutely no sense to me because of the recognizability issue. Mercury dimes and Walking Liberty halves are the only way to fly.

        • pyrrhus April 12, 2024 at 2:31 pm #

          Yes, physical gold is trading at a substantial premium to paper gold, and for good reason…But don’t get bars, get collectible coins from major countries…

          • Wizard of the Saddle April 12, 2024 at 7:28 pm #

            Gold surged to about $2,436 today. Unreal to see gold surging so damn fast…

          • Socrates-Detroit April 13, 2024 at 5:29 pm #

            British Sovereigns (0.234 oz) are best. Easily recognizable world-wide.

            US $20 Liberty or St Gaudens coins (0.9675) which used to circulate as… gasp… money. Because they WERE money.

            US $10 LIberty or Indians.

            US-mint 1-ounce gold eagles. Or 0.50 gold oz. Or 0.25 oz.

            1 ounce is a lot of money. That’s a good suit, or junky used car, or a moderate car repair.

            Gold for bigger transactions, silver for smaller (like eating out). You can get Canadian Silver Eagles and Silver Dollars–that’s the only foreign stuff (plus the sovereigns) I would recommend.

            If you know the merchant or individual (make sure he’s not a government official), you discreetly offer it up ahead of time, and use coins.

            All gold is good, but if it was me, I would offer less for “other countries”. I’m not a numismatologist.

        • thirdcoastlegend April 12, 2024 at 4:09 pm #

          SD Bullion is also in Michigan and have been good to me. Their eBay listings are competitive.

          Ayadin and Pinehurst are also worth looking at on eBay.

          • pranah April 12, 2024 at 6:56 pm #

            There’s also Discount Gold and Silver Trading and Yeager’s Poured Silver (which sells fun items, cool to gift).

        • neurodoc April 13, 2024 at 2:22 pm #

          Socrates: paper gold is what’s traded as futures on the COMEX (a private gov contractor run by criminals). They have not performed contract delivery in physical gold in many months; they’re giving people a check for the US$ value of the gold in their trade. Also another type of paper gold is GLD the ETF that is supposedly backed by gold but even half assed audits indicate that GLD’s ‘gold’ is borrowed as needed from the criminals at the City of London. The same process applies to silver.

          The only REAL gold and silver are coins and bars that you can hold in your hand and put in your own safe. Such provides a modicum of ‘freedom’ in an otherwise corrupt tyrant system.

          • Socrates-Detroit April 13, 2024 at 5:30 pm #

            Neurodoc: good summary.

            If you can’t hold it in your hand, you may not have what you think you have.

    • benr April 12, 2024 at 9:41 am #

      The aborigines in Australia just eat the tarantulas.
      Much like all the invasive species alerts they have started making cookbooks to deal with how to dispose of them nasty unwanted critters.

      Won’t be long before someone comes up with the cookbook from the show twilight zone to serve man on how to deal with the endless “newcomers” invading our shores.

      Question:
      Twilight zone or outer limits?

      • benr April 12, 2024 at 9:46 am #

        finedininglovers.com/article/eat-problem-surrealist-cookbook-invasive-species

        greencrab.org/cookbook

        bookshop.org/p/books/can-t-beat-em-eat-em-40-invasive-species-with-recipes-philippe-parola/19659667

      • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 10:36 am #

        “how to deal with the endless “newcomers” invading our shores.”

        Hogs’ll eat ’bout anything you give ’em and they don’t let nothin’ go to waste”

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

          Zee pigs eat zee korn and we eat zee pigs so see we DO eat zee korn.

          As explained to me by an elderly German frau about her not liking zee korn.
          Nein EEt’s pig food!

        • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 12:09 pm #

          As I understand it, the pelvic bones are left, if you’re saying what I think you’re saying.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 1:58 pm #

            As I understand it, the pelvic bones are left:

            Those can be ground into gelatin. J-E-L-L-O

          • justanotherguy April 12, 2024 at 3:38 pm #

            yes and no. depends on how well fed the herd is.

      • elysianfield April 12, 2024 at 11:54 am #

        Twilight zone or outer limits?

        Soylent Green….

        • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 12:50 pm #

          Night Gallery.

      • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 11:55 am #

        I’ve already started eating plantain, purslane, dock and garlic mustard.

        Nutritious and delicious.

        • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 11:55 am #

          Oh, and chickweed, although that’s almost over for the spring.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 12:06 pm #

            Never ate chickweed. Is it good?

          • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 12:09 pm #

            Yes, if you like greens.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 12:35 pm #

            I’ll have to give that a try. Near Siena, Italians eat poison ivy as a green. They pick it will gloves and throw it into boiling water, which I am told neutralizes the urushiol.

          • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 12:52 pm #

            What’s a good plant to use to make poison for arrows?

          • MiTurn April 12, 2024 at 3:14 pm #

            Check out Miner’s Lettuce. Everywhere and edible.

          • Rowdypiglet April 12, 2024 at 3:53 pm #

            @Paula D, When we moved into our house, chickweed emerged in the spring in a huge brick planter that runs the length of our front porch. I didn’t know what it was or that it was edible, but it was pretty. It reappeared the following year, and not a lot will do that here, so I bothered to figure out what it was. I was surprised to find it was edible and could be made into tea as well. It’s a source of quercetin, which if I’m not mistaken, may be useful in combatting the effects of the vax. I do love perennials that take care of themselves and save me the bother.

          • Anthea April 13, 2024 at 2:36 am #

            My favorite is poke, but it hasn’t come up yet. I’ll be planting it in the garden this year. I have several good-sized seedlings to set out.

        • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 1:09 pm #

          Purslain is actually quite good! It grows in abundance here. Pigweed is also edible, though, it is quite bitter. Linden buds and leaves are great in salads. Dandelion leaves are very nutritious. Common mallow had very tasty fruits packed with nutrients.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 1:39 pm #

            I can’t remember the name of the weed with puffy yellow flowers that grows along driveways, but I know it’s edible.

            I was really into herbs for a while.

          • Rowdypiglet April 12, 2024 at 3:56 pm #

            @Cankerpuss, The poverty stricken portion of my family that arrived in 1880 used to pick dandelion leaves from the cemetery where they were abundant. Delicious at first, they grow bitter the older they become. If you make traditional Pennsylvania Dutch hot bacon dressing, it may be the most delicious salad ever. Highly recommended and full of vitamins.

          • Anthea April 13, 2024 at 2:31 am #

            @ Beryl of Oyl:

            “The plant with the puffy yellow flowers that grows along driveways” may be pineapple weed–yellow disk flowers but no ray flowers. It is a species of chamomile, and you can use it the same way as a tea, mainly for indigestion, and quite tasty. People sometimes complain that they can’t get it to grow anywhere but in driveways, though overgrown and disused driveways seem to be preferred.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 13, 2024 at 11:53 am #

            That’s it, Anthea, thank you.

            Some things just like to grow in disturbed soil with gravel in it.

            I wonder what they did before we paved things.

            My “lawn” is a crazy quilt of every kind of undesirable grass and weed you can name.

            It started as a nice mix of grass with some clover and violets.

            A couple of projects with excavation later, it’s an embarrassment.

            It’s interesting how some weeds will be dominant one year and nearly gone the next.

      • elysianfield April 12, 2024 at 2:05 pm #

        “Grilled, skewered tarantulas:

        2 palm-sized adult tarantulas, live or frozen – available locally or online
        These should be similar in size to the Chilean rose tarantula also known as the rose hair Tarantula (Grammostola rosea) or
        similar in size to the Texas brown tarantula—also known as the Oklahoma brown tarantula or Missouri tarantula—(Aphonopelma hentzi)
        Sea salt
        Pepper, freshly ground

        Singe the hair over an open fire, and then cook at medium heat until their butts explode.(abdomen, if you are educated). Then throw the mess away and chew on the skewer….

        • benr April 12, 2024 at 6:33 pm #

          HAHAHA
          I liked that!

      • pyrrhus April 12, 2024 at 2:33 pm #

        Tarantulas are harmless to people, so not scary at all…

      • Jimpa April 12, 2024 at 2:40 pm #

        Twilight zone.

    • Uncle.Al April 12, 2024 at 9:48 am #

      The Fed will mint a $trillion platinum coin then sell it to the Treasury.
      All is well for a week.

      • cowbell81 April 12, 2024 at 9:58 am #

        Haha, indeed, this concept has been floated several times. Eventually the idea will stick and be put into action. And then someone will find out how to break in and steal this trillion-dollar coin, and all hell will break loose. How did those people get away with the $30m heist at the armored car facility in LA over Easter? It had to have been an inside job.

        • lateStarter April 12, 2024 at 10:25 am #

          $30 million is just chump change these days for the real players. It was probably organic in the sense that some low bit mongrels decided to take a bite. Why not?

          • hmuller April 12, 2024 at 12:24 pm #

            Sounds about right. The richest, most successful thieves carry a briefcase, not a gun.

            To paraphrase the Godfather.

      • pyrrhus April 12, 2024 at 2:47 pm #

        The Fed should think ahead…Why not a $50 trillion platinum coin (with about $1 million in platinum, of course)?

    • malthuss April 12, 2024 at 10:56 am #

      I wish Id bought Rhodium when it was cheap. it went from 1k to 25k.
      I asked someone who was experienced in metal speculating and he said no.
      yikes.

      • Breck April 12, 2024 at 11:05 am #

        If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

      • Yirgach April 12, 2024 at 11:54 am #

        Woulda, coulda, shoulda earns nothing in the past, present or future. And yes, it does take a mixture of courage as well as some level of stupidity to be able to make a contrarian investment work.

        I just bought a new used car and paid for most of it from my pile of barbaric relics. And I’m still buying more of it, even though I know it’s due for a price correction.

        • Suburban_elk April 14, 2024 at 7:50 am #

          You had to buy your car in pieces, wow what a junker.

    • Breck April 12, 2024 at 11:01 am #

      “I’m not sure what rabbit they will pull out of the hat to replace the dollar”. Really? You have not considered ‘CBDC’? That’s one mean rabbit.

    • Frankenstein Government April 12, 2024 at 12:17 pm #

      They are going to shove a digital central bank currency down our throats. I think that’s the end game. Apparently it’s been fucking impossible to quit spending and gold has sniffed out the end game.

      The divergence between gold skyrocketing and the 10 year dropping like a stone is absolutely breathtaking.

      • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 12:55 pm #

        Yeah. You take the shot or you lose access to your bank account. And/or the grocery story for those smarties who have precious metals and could have the proceeds put on a smart card.

      • C.O.Jones April 13, 2024 at 9:47 am #

        You’re right, Frankenstein.

        The plan is clearly laid out: crash the banks and close them. Tell people the FDIC cannot cover their deposits and provide the “choice” of nothing vs taking a “haircut” on their deposits/investments to the tune of 10% – 50%. They will then have what’s left of their deposits/investments in the form of CBDC. This is a huge part of “Build Back Better” that Biden espouses. The Great Reset and all.

        This is coming sooner rather than later. The two dates proposed are May – next month – or September.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 13, 2024 at 11:56 am #

          Banks in Australia are already telling customers they can’t take cash out.

          • Grace April 14, 2024 at 11:39 pm #

            Debunked disinformation…it has been that way since GWB’s administration put in place all the AML-CFT regulations post 9/11 and REQUIRED the rest of Western Civ to comply. There’s nothing sinister in this, but it’s a great meme for the panicked and timid people living in constant fear of…nothing.

            I’d be willing to bet that only a handful of Commenters even know what AML-CFT even stands for (without Googling it), which is an indicator as to how well-informed the commentary on things like this actually is.

    • abbybwood April 12, 2024 at 1:42 pm #

      Maybe the United States will have to come to the realization that we are on the losing side of the “multi-polar world”?

      As things stand now it is the U.S., Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Philippines and South Korea against Russia, China and the Global South.

      The world has changed. France colonized many African states and gave them nothing. Not even the nuclear power they are famous for, telling them it would take ten years just to think about helping them. Putin rolls in and they ask for a nuclear power plant and Putin says, “We can break ground tomorrow!” Russia and China go to Africa to make deals and build water infrastructures and the U.S. just wants to steal and control. The U.S. treats foreign countries the same way they treat its own citizens. Take from us (taxes) and completely ignore what we demand.

      Many polls in the U.S. make it clear that the majority do not want war in Ukraine and do not want to support war against the Palestinians.

      Finally J.B. and his crew are getting the message, especially when they see that they are losing support in the swing states.

      BRICS+ will primarily be a financial arrangement that will be “sanction proof” against the U.S. and crew.

      If the U.S. is going down the cliff financially, it looks like the only way out will be to stop the wars and the MIC shakedown and start talking with actual diplomacy to create a sustainable arrangement. Peace is not a dirty word.

      Biden has not spoken to Putin since being elected (according to Prof. Jeffery Sachs). The MSM continues to lie about the Ukraine war saying Russia invaded “unprovoked”. The 2014 CIA coup led by Biden and Nuland with the goal of bringing Ukraine into NATO was an absolute provocation. But ask 100 Americans at the DMV to find Ukraine on a map and to explain why Russia invaded and I can guarantee no more than about 5% would know, if that.

      I have come to realize that the Secretary of State is the most important office in the land. Imagine having an actual diplomat like Jeffery Sachs or Sergei Lavrov as SOS instead of Blinken!

      And wouldn’t it be something if in the end the U.S. is forced to actually make peace with the BRICS+ nations in order to save its own economic hide? Of course that would take major truth-telling and sadly I am afraid the U.S. has become hopelessly corrupt.

      • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 3:21 pm #

        You sound a lot like Scott Ritter, but I guess any sensible person would come to the same conclusion.

        .youtube.com/watch?v=03wiBXPx2dU

        In my opinion, we will never have peace in the world unless the world switches to producing for need, not profit, and stops the greedy from trying to get rich by speculation.

        • elysianfield April 13, 2024 at 3:53 pm #

          “In my opinion, we will never have peace in the world unless…”

          Paula,
          …Unless humans are not a part of the equation.

          • Paula D April 13, 2024 at 4:18 pm #

            Well, once we blow everything up, and there are only scattered bands of humans eating grass and bugs, the conflicts will be more localized, like in the good ol’ days.
            No more of this global stuff.

      • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 3:28 pm #

        I watched a video showing Chinese car production, which is specifically what Yellen was complaining about. It was a nice factory without a human in sight, just robots producing hundreds and thousands of cars.

        What for? Just producing endless products is a waste of energy and resources, in my opinion.

        But that is how the whole world thinks, as far as I can tell. They breathlessly announce “GDP grew!”, and threaten to show Russia’s “growth”, and tell China to stop growing.

        Well, I think that’s a stupid measure of success. This “economy” everyone worships is the newest God, and no sacrifice seems to be enough to satisfy it (actually the high priests who hoard the wealth produced.)

        Why can’t we look at an “economy” as the way we provide the necessities for the entire population, and then call it a day?

        My friend whose sister-in-law got laid off at the boat factory told me “At his point, everyone who wants a boat has a boat”, and he really made me think.
        Imagine a “primitive” tribe somewhere that needed a boat. I’m pretty sure they would make a boat, and then they would have a boat.
        I highly doubt they’d spend day after day after day making more boats than they needed.
        But here in “advanced” societies, it is simply taken for granted.

        Weird.

        • justanotherguy April 12, 2024 at 3:50 pm #

          efficiency would be fine, except for the control and capital it takes to improve it.

          as such, it becomes a concentration of control, on greater and greater scale. notice i didn’t say wealth?

          i’ve struggled with this over the entire course of my career, as i have a gift for making things.

          we have much more inequality in control, not wealth. i honestly believe if we used the actual term control instead of the obfuscating proxy wealth, we could look at this problem with a real hope toward a solution.

          historically, the game changer was the sit-down strike, which was so effective it was immediately outlawed.

          the solution now is obvious. the means of production has been abstracted to mere participation. shrug and reset on new terms.

        • C.O.Jones April 13, 2024 at 10:04 am #

          I admire your altruism, Paula D.

          GDP (and the stock market) are stupid measures of success but it’s not going to change.

          Trump’s economic policy of printing more money has been continued by Biden and we as a society are just about to the finish line as a result. If congress acquiesces on CBDC and they will, stick a fork in us.

          It has yet to make the news yet but hospitals all over the country are cutting staff as part of “cost saving” measures. Doctors are fleeing, concentrating in hospital systems that still have some “non-provider” staff that can keep the equipment working. We are about to see hospitals start going out of business but it won’t be called that. Entire health-care systems are being merged and people are being fired in droves. We don’t have to wait, it’s under way. CBDC and the commensurate social credit scores will be the final nail in the healthcare coffin.

        • Suburban_elk April 14, 2024 at 7:55 am #

          “where are we going?”

        • Grace April 14, 2024 at 11:42 pm #

          ‘What for? Just producing endless products is a waste of energy and resources, in my opinion.’

          I couldn’t agree more, PaulaD. But the Chinese have created TEMU & Ali Baba to distribute said crap and the West hungrily consumes it under the effective marketing systems operating such distribution networks. We buy, then discard, then watch all the shit (mostly plastic) pile up in the oceans.

  3. RaymondR April 12, 2024 at 9:38 am #

    Once the weather warms up some more expect some sort of outrage – they don’t even need to manufacture one given normal police procedures – to spark a wave riots this summer

    Pray for America

    • benr April 12, 2024 at 9:42 am #

      Praise God and pass the ammo.

      Do you have the three basic food groups?
      Gold, silver and lead?

      • Uncle.Al April 12, 2024 at 10:05 am #

        Modern ammo features brass (Ballistic Machinist, active shotgun slugs) and hydrodynamic copper (Lehigh Defense, then loaded SAAMI maximum by Underwood Ammo). They enter “fluid” (you) and shock balloon a temporary wound cavity 6-8 inches in radius. The target “shuts down.” Science!

        Hollow points and such are re-engineered (Nosler, etc.) to be gilded and notched not semi-jackets. They are less prone to be deformed then non-expanding after barrier penetration.

        Example: 7.62×39 copper “Xtreme Chaos.” The bullet enters. The front 2/3 hoop stress shatters into razor-sharp shrapnel. The 1/3 rear continues on supersonic like a 9 mm from Hell. ‘Nam was eloquent about the AK platform versus the US thunderturd.

        • benr April 12, 2024 at 10:13 am #

          Beginning July 1, 2024, California will levy an additional 11% tax on all firearm and ammunition purchases. The tax will be in addition to state and local sales tax and will be charged/collected at the time of actual firearm delivery (and not the initial deposit/layaway/invoice date). If you wish to avoid this tax, please ensure that you plan your purchases so that you can complete your background check(s) and waiting period, to take delivery of your firearms and/or ammunition prior to July 1, 2024.

          Tax unto death!

          • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 10:22 am #

            Taxation with representation has served us well. Don’t you think? God bless America.

          • benr April 12, 2024 at 10:25 am #

            Democrats don’t represent me at all.

            I don’t believe in anything they push for agendas.

          • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 10:29 am #

            Our founders went to war over a “tea tax” and the “stamp act.” We boobus Americanus fork over 50% of our income and wealth in sales, income and property taxes and say nothing. Not only do we not say anything we continue to re-elect the evil bastards who continue to take more and more from us.

            I can’t wrap my brain around this anymore.

          • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

            Get out of there, Ben. Black Buffalo is selling homes for a dollar. Go there and be square.

          • messianicdruid April 12, 2024 at 3:15 pm #

            “I can’t wrap my brain around this anymore.”

            I spent 30 years telling people to ReElect Nobody because it is the same as Term Limits before I realized it was too simple to explain. I’m in recovery. You will be okay brother.

          • Champ Or Chump April 12, 2024 at 9:54 pm #

            This has been a sacrificial slave cult since before we were even born. The elite pirates who are playing God are waging an endless war against us. Our entire habit is a killing field. We’re being assaulted with the commerce clause. They want us dead so that they can collect the fake money in the Treasury Direct Account that they created for us. It’s our birthright to be sovereign and own a piece of the world, but instead we are coerced to identify as a statutory legal title AKA a legally dead corporation with no rights that they can do whatever they want with under the threat of violence to lethal extent by enforcers who blindly listen to the elite order givers. The elite order givers intend that we exercise our right to resist their unlawful arrest so that the order following enforcers can have an excuse to murder us. We are told that if we follow their predetermined process of filing paperwork, then we can become sovereign again. They do unspeakable things to children. Can those children resist? NOPE. You have 2 choices. Follow orders and maybe die later or resist orders and certainly die sooner because a majority of people acquiesced to these conditions.

          • Champ Or Chump April 12, 2024 at 10:50 pm #

            Of course, most of us choose to follow orders and maybe die later because we have reasons to live. We love our families and our communities. If we truly exercised our right to resist their unlawful arrest and the order following enforcers murdered us, then our families and communities would be traumatized and gaslighted into believing that we were the evil terrorists.

            “I don’t care much about the outcome. I’d like for people to feel better and have better lives, but I don’t think that’s in the cards through political action. I think bloodshed is still the way you get dramatic change. That’ll never happen because they’ve got all the guns now. At least they’ve got the nice guns, the big ones, the ones with night vision.” – George Carlin

            Ol’ George had a point, but I disagree with the misanthropic athiest reactionary defeatism. God has given the boobus Americanus the ability to learn all this information for a reason.

  4. Freddie April 12, 2024 at 9:40 am #

    Good essay, Jim!
    Love the reference to the pit full of tarantulas.
    “The Bamboo Trap” by Robert Lemmon.
    Also one of my personal favorites from grade school. My ancient paperback copy of “Great Tales of Action and Adventure” is dark yellow with age and the pages are falling out!

  5. Uncle.Al April 12, 2024 at 9:46 am #

    ” Islam means business. It wants to wreck us, kill us, and take our stuff.” Whoa! IN CONTEXT!!!

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    • geomo April 12, 2024 at 10:56 am #

      Isaac and Ishmael walk into an Old West style saloon. Everything is priced in gold at current rates. “Jesus Christ!” they profess. “We just wanted a drink of water.” The barkeep levels his shotgun at them and says to them as the back out the door, “Saviour money.”

      I keep thinking about the doomed Ukrainians in the trenches. They are beset by artillery. If the mutts coming over the border start to get ornery, there are a LOT of trenches, i.e. basements full of lead and 400 million dispensers, that will be waiting for them. Without artillery to back them up, they will be in for a hard charge.

      • elysianfield April 12, 2024 at 12:00 pm #

        “Without artillery to back them up, they will be in for a hard charge..

        Gmo,

        You are fighting the last war…elements at the squad level carry cheap drones as their artillery.

        • Qwibqwib April 13, 2024 at 2:18 am #

          Suicide drones don’t like Shotguns!

          • Qwibqwib April 13, 2024 at 2:19 am #

            The newcomers don’t have drones.

          • elysianfield April 13, 2024 at 3:42 pm #

            “Suicide drones don’t like Shotguns!”

            …and neither do crows…

            Trust me on this.

        • elysianfield April 13, 2024 at 10:01 am #

          “The newcomers don’t have drones.”

          Quib,
          Yet.

      • Lynx April 13, 2024 at 3:13 pm #

        I have never been concerned with Islam because it is part of the third world. It shouldn’t be a problem but when the ruling class decides to ship them into the first world en mass, now it is a problem.

        Clearly the destruction of white, Christian civilization is the objective but it isn’t just Islam that wants to accomplish that goal.

    • gilbert April 13, 2024 at 7:22 am #

      Forget Islam. Our own government is doing a pretty good job of destroying us without their help. And if Israel gets us into a war with Iran it will be the worst possible outcome.

  6. stelmosfire April 12, 2024 at 9:54 am #

    The world is a beautiful place. We’re all in it together.. Gentile rain today. beginning new spring growth. Just wow.

    • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 10:20 am #

      The weather in my state this weekend is sunny and a warm 72 degrees. The daffodils and tulips are in full bloom. The Callery Pear blossoms make the trees look like they are loaded with cotton candy. The sky is a start blue and the mountain tops gleaming with white snow. This is a beautiful world and we are part of this world. This is also a mortal world and all things in this world eventually die or expire and so shall we. Death is not the end in the journey of the human soul. It is just the entrance to the next phase of our journey.

      Clearly the daffodils, tulips and Callery pears don’t give a fuck about the problems man creates for himself. The mountains don’t care either. They sit in quiet majesty and observe the insanity of we little ants scurrying about on the surface. All of this points to evidence that there are so many things far greater than we humans. Those mountains will be there long after we are long gone and the tulips and daffodils will still be blooming.

      • elysianfield April 12, 2024 at 12:01 pm #

        ” It is just the entrance to the next phase of our journey.”

        CP,
        Yeah, with the promise of 72 virgins….

        • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 1:05 pm #

          Even if death brings upon us oblivion or an entrance into nothingness it is still the next phase. If our souls are nothing more than energy and that energy is absorbed upon our death by the cosmos, that is still a phase.

          • Phineas April 12, 2024 at 4:23 pm #

            “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”

            That is, if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.

        • beantownbill. April 12, 2024 at 1:12 pm #

          Let’s see. The world’s population is around 9 billion. More or less, that’s 4.5 billion males. If every male suddenly converted to Islam, that means there would have to be around one third of a trillion virgins available. So where are they being kept? I haven’t seen a warehouse that big yet. Can you imagine the amount of horniness contained therein?

          It would even be too much for you to handle, EF, although I think you’d give it a serious try.

          • hmuller April 12, 2024 at 4:32 pm #

            Bill,

            The Koran does not say these paradise virgins are deceased humans. They could be nonhuman spirits made by Allah for just such a purpose.

            I would call them non-player characters or holograms in this simulated reality most people believe to be the real universe.

            The simulacrum has both a life and death component as souls are recycled (reincarnated) to create a closed prison planet system. Human energy is the food for the entities running the deception.

          • elysianfield April 12, 2024 at 10:38 pm #

            Bill,
            I do not fixate on the 72 virgin thing, save that it is a construct of genius…like the warning Viagra once posted regarding erections lasting for more than four hours.

            As an offer it beats to hell floating around in the clouds playing harps.

            I got a soul, hardly used, and currently I’m not using it at all. I got a bid of 72 virgins, do I hear another?

            I would accept dog heaven (where the good dogs go) and Salma Hayek….

        • MiTurn April 12, 2024 at 3:16 pm #

          I’ve always wondered what Muslim women think about the reward. Do they get 72 perpetual stud muffins?

          • elysianfield April 12, 2024 at 10:31 pm #

            Miturn,
            I would think that old women would smile at the specter of 72 eunuchs….

          • pranah April 12, 2024 at 11:22 pm #

            Very good, MIturn. I’ve always wondered 72 virgin what, exactly?

      • astera April 15, 2024 at 7:32 am #

        “The Callery Pear blossoms”

        Callery Pear = invasive species. Also a nightmare for seasonal allergy sufferers.

    • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 10:40 am #

      “Gentile rain”

      Is that the dumb kind of rain that has inferior DNA?

    • malthuss April 12, 2024 at 11:00 am #

      I am about your age and discouraged by USA and world and
      the endless wars that the PTB fight.

      • beantownbill. April 12, 2024 at 1:13 pm #

        Don’t worry, it’ll be over soon.

      • stelmosfire April 12, 2024 at 2:42 pm #

        Gentle rain falling today, Spring is sprung. OK, Don’t be discouraged..I’m starting the garden and the Earth is a blessed planet. We’re lucky to live here. Negative people are a drag. Don’t let shit get you down. Just look around. We live in paradise.

        • Q. Shtik April 12, 2024 at 2:49 pm #

          Spring is sprung
          The grass is riz
          I wonder where
          The boidies is.

          • Q. Shtik April 12, 2024 at 3:00 pm #

            boydeez

    • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

      Gentile rain. That’s most beautiful thing I’ve ever red.

      What did the little creep say? Rain on you, Warriors!

      You shouldn’t hide your inner poet under a pickup truck.

  7. Bill of Rights April 12, 2024 at 9:58 am #

    The GERMAN ARMY still mandates Covid Vaccinations!

    • boarwild April 12, 2024 at 11:30 am #

      You mean the color guard the German govt uses to greet foreign dignitaries? The days of the vaunted PanzerGrenadier Divisions are long gone. “GERMAN ARMY” is an anachronism anymore along with every other European “military”.

      • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 11:50 am #

        Do some of the German men still retain that incredible arrogance they used to have?

        • elysianfield April 12, 2024 at 12:04 pm #

          “Do some of the German men still retain that incredible arrogance they used to have?”

          RD,
          Of course, your ignorance would mask the observation of the innate superiority of your betters.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 3:03 pm #

            Sehr gut.

        • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 1:04 pm #

          Germanic Jihadis. The beautiful ones are not yet born.

          Christianity failed us. Paganism doesn’t seem able to be reborn, not in time anyway. Thus Islam may be the only thing that can save most of Europe.

          • messianicdruid April 12, 2024 at 3:36 pm #

            We never even tried Christianity and pagans are still gleefully sacrificing their babies while mattoids are extolled.

          • Qwibqwib April 13, 2024 at 4:13 am #

            Bro, the pagans rule the world!

          • TruthSeeker1986 April 13, 2024 at 4:16 am #

            @Jarek

            Tell me you arent serious about Islam saving Europe because if you are…. man that’s stupid, and usually I respect your post…After all you criticized Putin a dozen times for importing Muslims into Russia.

          • Jarek April 13, 2024 at 12:32 pm #

            Truth: I’m being whimsical, yes. But not entirely. The Germanic barbarians turned Christianity into a warrior cult. But as we “developed” (or is that devolved?), it became to feminize and/or get back to its otherworldly roots.

            It’s not going to help us now. Nothing is more depressing that listening to these guys talk about the doctrine of just war. It’s distasteful to them and they just want to be defeated and get it all over with. They don’t about our nations and culture in other words. They don’t care what color fill up the pews, just that the pews are filled up.

            In contrast, Islam was a warrior religion from the start. And if you accept willingly, you can maintain your ethnic/racial integrity. The Bosnians are still White….

          • messianicdruid April 13, 2024 at 4:01 pm #

            “But as we “developed” (or is that devolved?), it became [ began?] to feminize and/or get back to its otherworldly roots. It’s not going to help us now.”

            So, we need to stop trying to build the kingdom through violence as the world does? Then what?

          • Suburban_elk April 14, 2024 at 8:08 am #

            I might be sympathetic to Islam but they practice Male Genital Reduction Assignment at higher rates than the Jews and the Christians combined. Fuck ’em. They are two (or three) sides of the same coin. The “barbarians” might leave a sick kid out to die of the elements, considering it a kindness, but they wouldn’t take a healthy one, hold him down and diminish his manhood.

            Societies can not be peaceful or at rest, when they composed of men who are not whole in body, who are always looking to make right somehow, what they don’t have. So yeah Islam is just more of the same, it’s part and parcel of broken people for a broken world. Interestingly they say that cutting out their boys genitals is not part of the Koran, but adopted later. Just as in the bible, it gets mixed reviews, depending on verse and interpretations. In any case Abraham is an asshole. Fuck him and his sick shit.

          • Suburban_elk April 14, 2024 at 8:17 am #

            Just as in the bible, it gets mixed reviews,

            In the Bible, circumcision gets mixed reviews. Same as with the Koran, it is not proscribed, it is not required, in that book. But in both belief systems the cultures they create, do not serve to value Life enough to protect children from genital disfigurement. And on the contrary, genital disfigurement is used to establish authority. It’s the absolute essence of abusive authority, and a morality fit for slaves. IOW it works fairly well for humans up to this point, but it’s coming to a head.

            The Abrahamic nations of Israel and the US and their allies, and their Muslim counterparts who are the other side of the coin, deserve comeuppance for this awfulness if nothing else, and the world will be better off without their ideologies which do not protect and allow children an unmolested life, and who then go on to pay it forward in the form of convert slaves. They are religions of slaves, all of them.

          • Suburban_elk April 14, 2024 at 9:22 am #

            The Bosnians are still White….

            They are not tho. Not if the White phenotype is whole in body.

          • Jarek April 14, 2024 at 12:39 pm #

            Some good points. But remember, slavery doesn’t have quite the onus in Islam that it had in the West. Since we are all Slaves of God, slavery is a relative. Some slaves rose to high position even as slaves. Some had slaves. And the Slave Soldiers, both Mameluke and Janissary, ended up taking over for awhile.

            Most Bosnians look White – about as White as the Croats and Serbs anyway. Some seem to have some admixture, I admit. And Albania even more so of course.

  8. halfastro April 12, 2024 at 10:00 am #

    In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.

    • Uncle.Al April 12, 2024 at 10:07 am #

      In the landfill we get methane emission, toxic effluent, rats, and debilitating groundwater.

      • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 10:41 am #

        I know a guy who works at a landfill, all alone in a little trailer and tests the leachate all day long.

        • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 1:07 pm #

          Almost heaven, West Virginia.

          Two guys painting an endless a huge conference room. The young guy says, I can’t take this. It’s just the paint and the radio!

          The older guy responds: Yeah. Isn’t it great?

          Evidently the older guy was about as lively as the drying paint. He didn’t think it was his job to amuse the youngster.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 1:39 pm #

            Have you had the pleasure of traversing the beautiful state of West Virginia. It is ruggedly beautiful. As nice as the nicest parts of Vermont, but with real Americans and not self-loathing Yankees.

          • justanotherguy April 12, 2024 at 4:07 pm #

            ahem – you are surely not talking about the not-flatlander natives?

        • elysianfield April 12, 2024 at 10:28 pm #

          RD,
          Next time you see him, suggest that he is a leachtating male….

          • RD3 April 13, 2024 at 8:04 pm #

            Haha. He might end up being like the doctor from Cannonball Run…

    • beantownbill. April 12, 2024 at 1:16 pm #

      And then we get to walk on the water and get nominated for president.

  9. dilbert113 April 12, 2024 at 10:10 am #

    “Joe Biden” keeps hinting about sending America’s tranny army there, and even gearing up the military draft for the nose-ring and blue hair generation. Good luck with that.”

    Well, I don’t doubt that the Biden administration would like US boots on the ground, in large numbers, in Ukraine, and there has probably been loose talk of a draft. . .but I think the realists in his administration understand that 1) getting the US directly involved in a deadly military conflict that doesn’t affect us much, and could lead to WW3 with Russia is not going to be popular with the public and 2) drafting young voters will guarantee his defeat in November. So I doubt that will happen. Now, if he somehow both keeps the Democratic nomination, and cheats to a re-election, and the country holds itself together after that–all 3 of which are dubious propositions–then he might institute a draft–but the US as we know it would no longer exist at that point. So I can’t really be bothered with Alice in Wonderland fantasies. I suspect that if Biden cheats his way back into office, some Red States may just secede and at that point Ukraine will be the least of the worries for this woke, broke, joke of a country.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 10:33 am #

      Yes it would have to be a draft because the trannies are permanently off-duty due to being under medical treatment to keep up the pretense that they became girls.

      A long time ago when the question of gays serving in the military came to the forefront once again, I was talking about it with a couple of co-workers, one of whom was far more worldly than I, due to his having been a career military man stationed all over the place.

      I was wondering about the voiced objection, that gays could be subject to blackmail. How could someone admitting that he was gay be blackmailed over it?

      My co-worker informed me that the real reason the military didn’t want to admit gays is because they didn’t want to get into domestic partner benefits and all that crap.

      This is where Bill Clinton was very smart. His widely ridiculed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy gave gays what they claimed they wanted, to just be allowed to serve their country, while not entangling the military in any further agenda.

      He called their bluff.

      • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 10:44 am #

        I don’t think a draft will work in today’s America. Too many American youth are extremely distrusting of our government structure and would refuse to go. I have two sons of military draft age and I have repeatedly instructed them to refuse any attempt to be drafted if it comes to that. How many young men and women today would want to be go to Ukraine and be maimed or killed for a place that means absolutely nothing to the USA. Or, how many would want to risk so much for a place that means nothing and eventually the USA is going to withdraw from anyway. See Afghanistan.

        • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 10:48 am #

          It’s interesting how quickly al of that GW ‘Merica bravado faded. Our rulers realize this and have just chosen to import third-worlders to replace us. They will fight in the pointless wars and kick down our doors and murder our families when told to do so.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 11:02 am #

            Imagine ten million Lon Horiuchi’s

          • dilbert113 April 12, 2024 at 11:50 am #

            “Kick down our doors and murder our families” you know, if the US did not have the 2nd Amendment, that might actually happen. As things stand, the US government has absolutely tried to kick down doors and murder families on multiple occasions, and its agents have been immediately killed in the attempt. See, e.g., the opening phases of the Waco Siege, Ruby Ridge, etc. Oh, and there are at least 100 armed civilians for each 1 member of law enforcement and the military in the US. I am an armed citizen who once served in the US army, and I know of what I speak.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 12:01 pm #

            When 15 mercenaries in tactical gear knock on your door and say “Sir, I am going to need you hand over all of your guns and ammunition, as well as all of your precious metals, cash and your wife’s jewelry.” What are you going to do? Are you and your wife going to shoot it out with them?

            What are you going to do when you step out in your driveway and a drone puts a .50 caliber round through your forehead? The answer is nothing. You’ll be dead.

            The surveillance state has created a situation where there is no way to mobilize as a unified force. If your pop guns really threatened our rulers do you think you would be allowed to keep them? We are allowed to keep our guns because they are a good fundraising issue. Also, minorities like to commit crimes with them and our rulers like to see Middle Americans in fear, unsafe and dying by wanton violence.

          • dilbert113 April 12, 2024 at 4:16 pm #

            test

          • dilbert113 April 12, 2024 at 4:23 pm #

            If 15 mercenaries show up at my door, I will wake myself up because that could only happen in a dream or a nightmare. The US is one of the most heavily armed nations on earth, with literally more guns than people, and more and more people carry guns on their person all day every day The very idea that the pathetic US government and its woke military could somehow kick in everyone’s doors and kill them is beyond laughable. Remember, it has tried. At the Waco siege, government agents wrote their blood types on their forearms with felt tip pens before they began the assault because they KNEW they were going to be shot by armed citizens, It turned out that some of them didn’t need blood transfusions, as they were killed on the spot trying to breach the compound. In my house it is common for 3-4 armed adults to be hanging around, doing laundry, watching football etc. on a sunny Sunday afternoon. An armed government agent wouldn’t last more than a couple of seconds, at the very most, if he kicked in my door. . .. it would just be a big mess to clean up, nothing more. Oh and beating armed citizens with high tech weapons, like drones–how did that work out for the US in Afganistan? How did high-tech weaponry against primitives work out in Vietnam, or in the occupation of Iraq? That ends the exact same way, every single time, the lightly armed citizens win. Just ask the Brits how their vaunted army performed against a bunch of armed citizens in the American revolution. . .

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 5:27 pm #

            “If 15 mercenaries show up at my door, I will wake myself up because that could only happen in a dream or a nightmare. The US is one of the most heavily armed nations on earth, with literally more guns than people, and more and more people carry guns on their person all day every day The very idea that the pathetic US government and its woke military could somehow kick in everyone’s doors and kill them is beyond laughable.”
            That is why I said “mercenaries.” If they decide to go that route, they will use a combination of mercenaries, woke and expendable military, national guard, millions of armed foreigners who have arrived here in the past couple years, as well as drones, etc. Most cops will participate gleefully. They love following orders and they love fucking people up. They will do as they are told. It’s already been proven. They protected BLM and antifa from other groups and everyday citizens.
            “Remember, it has tried. At the Waco siege, government agents wrote their blood types on their forearms with felt tip pens before they began the assault because they KNEW they were going to be shot by armed citizens, It turned out that some of them didn’t need blood transfusions, as they were killed on the spot trying to breach the compound.”
            Waco was a clusterfuck. How did it end up, again? Oh, right. They decided they had fucked around long enough so they just burned the whole goddammed thing down.
            “In my house it is common for 3-4 armed adults to be hanging around, doing laundry, watching football etc. on a sunny Sunday afternoon. An armed government agent wouldn’t last more than a couple of seconds, at the very most, if he kicked in my door. it would just be a big mess to clean up, nothing more.”
            I’m not talking about some fat, enlisted doofus. I’m talking about armed, trained mercenaries, or foreign military agents, or SWAT members, etc. Maybe you would shoot. And, if you did, you’d all end up dead. Do you think they would just go away and leave you alone after you shot a couple of them?
            “Oh and beating armed citizens with high tech weapons, like drones–how did that work out for the US in Afganistan? “
            It actually worked really well. The CIA was very successful in killing whoever they wanted to, including US citizens, with drone strikes. And those are only the ones we know about.
            “How did high-tech weaponry against primitives work out in Vietnam, or in the occupation of Iraq? That ends the exact same way, every single time, the lightly armed citizens win.”
            You are under the mistaken notion that the US enters wars with the intention of “winning.” The US no longer even attempts to win wars. They fight wars for various reasons, mostly to make boatloads of money, turn over stock, and kill and maim as many Middle Americans as they can, but never to “win.” There was never any way to “win” in Afghanistan, Iraq, etc. because those wars had no goal or purpose other than some vague “making the world safe for democracy.” Unless the US was going to genocide every person in all of those places, there was no way to “win.”
            “Just ask the Brits how their vaunted army performed against a bunch of armed citizens in the American revolution.”
            The British military was stretched thin all over the world at that point and could never fully commit to fighting here. They were fighting a foreign war on the home soil of the revolutionaries. Instead of concentrating on winning the war, they were content with packing up and just controlling us economically. If the South, which was solid, convicted, homogenous, and fighting on their own soil could not get free of the American empire, no group of random citizens, who will never be allowed to form a group, can fight it back

          • Qwibqwib April 13, 2024 at 4:23 am #

            “Kick down our doors and murder our families”

            The above is a mathematical impossibility.

          • TruthSeeker1986 April 13, 2024 at 4:25 am #

            @Dilbert113

            Sorry Dil, but RD3 is right. You wouldn’t win a fight against mercenaries, etc. I’ve seen swat storm the homes of armed people before, and the Swats WON. THey’ll come with dogs, armored trucks, everything trust me I’ve seen drug raids in person before and they will definitely kill your whole family if you started firing on them. The Gov isn’t really threaten by us.

          • Qwibqwib April 13, 2024 at 4:45 am #

            “I’m not talking about some fat, enlisted doofus. I’m talking about armed, trained mercenaries, or foreign military agents, or SWAT members, etc.”

            Is this what you think is coming over the border? ROFL!

            How many of those do you think exist? Seriously, in the whole wide world, how many operators do you think there are? IE: Mercs, For mil, SWAT? Its less than 1 million IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.

            How many gun owners are living in the USA? Multiple tens of millions. Bet on it.

            So when that group of armed criminals comes to your door, how many other doors do you think they are not at? Multiple tens of millions. Only 3% need lift a finger to stop them.

            The thing you suggest is mathematically impossible. Stop trying to scare people…

          • Qwibqwib April 13, 2024 at 4:46 am #

            This is the answer:

            And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
            ? Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

          • Qwibqwib April 13, 2024 at 4:52 am #

            Truth seeker: You need to check yourself, unless you have an, cough cough, agenda. TS posted: “Sorry Dil, but RD3 is right. You wouldn’t win a fight against mercenaries, etc. I’ve seen swat storm the homes of armed people before, and the Swats WON. THey’ll come with dogs, armored trucks, everything trust me I’ve seen drug raids in person before and they will definitely kill your whole family if you started firing on them. The Gov isn’t really threaten by us.”

            SO you imagine them doing this at EVERY one of the 83 million gun owners homes simultaneously? If so, that is hilarious!

            Please, truthseeker, tell me how they will pull off this mathematically impossible feat? I would really like to know how you think that is possible? See my Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn post above before you explain it to me! Waiting on the edge of my chair! 😀

          • Qwibqwib April 13, 2024 at 5:02 am #

            TS: The .gov is ABSOLUTELY quaking in their boots at the prospect of illegally attempting to confiscate even a small fraction of the firearms owned by Americans. Prove me wrong…LOL!

            Connecticut recently (2023) enacted a ban on AR-15’s. Less than 3% were surrendered. Why hasn’t Connecticut gone in, door to door, as you suggest, and taken them away? Why doesn’t conn have a force of mercs and swats and bad ass ops to go get the guns? HMMMM?

          • Qwibqwib April 13, 2024 at 5:07 am #

            TS is being very threatening tonight…

            “they will definitely kill your whole family”

            To be absent form the body is to be present with the Lord! Even so, COME LORD! D

          • RD3 April 13, 2024 at 8:01 pm #

            “SO you imagine them doing this at EVERY one of the 83 million gun owners homes simultaneously? If so, that is hilarious!”

            No, Queef. Don’t you remember COVID? 95% of people will just comply meekly. The scenario I related only applies if they really want to speed up the game. They could just be content with continuing the frog soup angle.

        • Socrates-Detroit April 12, 2024 at 11:53 am #

          It turned out that ending the draft, besides placating young Americans who were likely to get drafted, has been a big enabler for the blob and for US military intervention.

          The all-volunteer force can’t complain about going to Iraq or Afghanistan. They volunteered.

          Plus, it’s smaller. Fewer loved ones to complain.

          Here is some context for you all:

          During 1960, the LOW point between Korea and Vietnam, approx 2.5 million on active duty, out of approximately 175 million Americans.

          In other words, out of 85 million men of ALL ages, 3 out of 100 were in uniform. Out of men aged 18 to 30, it was a LOT more. Most were draftees. They had parents, siblings, friends–a few had wives. In the 1960s, many of them took to the streets to protest the war in Vietnam, even as America’s leaders said “victory is around the corner.”

          Today, there are about 1.1 million men, women, and “other”, out of 330, million. That’s one out of 300 Americans, or less than ONE in SIX HUNDRED MALES. All volunteers. The American public has a much smaller stake, in terms of blood.

          You see?

          Most Americans are like Trump or (the xxxx-bags) Clinton, Bush or Cheney. The military is something OTHER people do.

          But in my father’s time, it was something many people did. Like my dad (who was drafted, so he “volunteered” to join the AF).

          3 out of 100 is 18 of 600 in 1960. Compare that to 1 in 600 today.

          Few Americans care. And in 1960, there were far fewer foreign-born Americans, and most of them were of European origin, and most of them, European or African (eg Colin Powell’s parents) were, or strived to appear, as patriotic as the native-born.

          And Americans seem more self-absorbed now. They seem to work more hours for less real after-tax income, and have more “stimulation” via internet and smartphones, than they did with VHF TV.

          Americans are busier–and yet have less human interaction 60 years ago–or even 30 years ago.

          And the blob can act even more with impunity.

          • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

            Personally, I think they ended the draft because of the fragging.

          • elysianfield April 12, 2024 at 12:10 pm #

            Paula,
            Company grade officers and enlisted are expendable assets…they are intended to be expendable… expected to be.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

            Ending the draft was a real bummer to the oligarchs. The draft was a great way to get rid troublesome Middle Americans.

        • Ghost April 12, 2024 at 12:40 pm #

          I agree with you. I have duel citizenship and if there is a draft for an another war we don’t belong in my boys would be gone. Maybe
          the threat of a draft would force young people to pay closer attention to our ridiculous foreign policy. It certainly worked in the 60s.
          I also have a friend who is a high ranking
          military officer. He feels the surest way to try and straighten out our bizarre endeavors into areas we don’t belong is to try and reinstate a draft.There would be no one to fight. There are plenty of good patriotic young men and women who would fight for our country but
          as a young man once said”we won’t get fooled again “…..I hope.

        • Phineas April 12, 2024 at 4:30 pm #

          See Vietnam.

    • Breck April 12, 2024 at 11:14 am #

      There will be no election in November. That is an existential threat to our Lords and Masters. Won’t happen. If they really thought that they have to win the next election, they would not have acted the way they have.

      • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 11:30 am #

        I think that the selection will occur in November and the selectors will will select whoever they want to select. They might even do something funny like say Biden got 250 million votes or won every state including West Virginia. Something really knee-slapping funny just to rub it in the faces of the hoi polloi.

        • Socrates-Detroit April 12, 2024 at 12:10 pm #

          @RD

          (S)election. Good one!

          I agree, the (s)election will occur in November. I think it will be decided by absentee ballots.

          And we will see ‘record turnout’, as millions of Americans who “never voted because of the hassle of going to the polls” decide to vote, and they “vote overwhelmingly to protect democracy and keep Trump out”.

          That’s the beauty of absentee ballots–it’s very easy to find votes among the 50% of the public which does not vote.

          Now, that scenario could change. The world is volatile. Things could get so bad, much worse than 1980, that even with absentee ballots, the Democrats cannot cheat enough.

          History rhymes–in 1980, I remember Reagan was generally portrayed as a lightweight, a cowboy, a warmonger. My parents didn’t care for him–and yet, both my folks did not vote for Carter. (I think they voted for Anderson, or split, Reagan/Anderson).

          Despite his portrayal, and the dominance of Democrats in NY state, Reagan even carried NY state. That’s how badly New Yorkers saw things.

          Autumn 2024 could be a lot worse than autumn 2020.

          Too early to call the result in November.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 12:27 pm #

            They can do it any way they want. Fake ballots, fake zeroes and ones on an electronic voting machine. Hell, they could even go old school and just have antifa and BLM attack white people going to vote. My guess is that they will do all of these things and more.

          • beantownbill. April 12, 2024 at 1:36 pm #

            If Trump doesn’t win the election I think we will have serious unrest. The blob can make anything happen, but I also think a major uprising would make life here miserable to the point that people will be forced to act.

            I suspect we’d see many stores looted and crime get out of control. But once the food supply becomes tenuous, that’s when TSHTF.

      • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 12:14 pm #

        The election is the circus part of the bread and circuses. No way they’ll cancel them, even if a large part of the country is no longer entertained by the clown show.

        It doesn’t matter who you vote for, they have that covered. They just announce on Election Day (or a week later, whatever), who “won” and they’ll arrest anyone who doubts it.

        • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

          Exactly. You said it better than I did.

      • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 12:52 pm #

        Breck, meh, there will be an election. But, like RD3 said, the winner has already been selected. It is just a show to keep the masses believing that they actually have a voice in the fraudulent system that has enslaved us and made it so that we don’t actually own anything.

    • tuco22 April 12, 2024 at 3:04 pm #

      I don’t think Joe Biden has any realists in his administration. I think they’re all blinded by their ideology. And I expect Biden will wait until after he’s installed in November to enact a draft. Don’t expect any red state secessions. Americans can’t be outraged by anything anymore.

  10. Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 10:11 am #

    “What Israel does over in the Bible Lands.”

    Bible lands. Heh.

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    • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 1:14 pm #

      Abraham was a righteous, stoned hippy. God gave his descendants every place that he went, then every place his descendants went. So from the Nile to the Euphrates. Got it?

      And since are the Chosen, Christians have to fight for them until raptured.

      • messianicdruid April 12, 2024 at 4:02 pm #

        The land known as Canaan was given to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Their corruption and worship of false gods [ rulemakers ] caused God to disinherit them and to exile them to Assyria, where they were known by other names, such as Gimirri and Saka, which contributed to their disappearance from history.

        Disinheritance means that the land reverted to the second in line to inherit, Isaac’s brother, Ishmael, the father of the Arabs. The Zionists who currently occupy the land base their claim on their genealogy back to Judah, but, they were not allowed to return to the land without first repenting of their hostility to God. They returned under the banner of Edom, which Judah had conquered and absorbed in 126 B.C.

        Edom was the nation founded by Esau, Jacob’s brother. They were born in the next generation after Isaac and Ishmael, and hence, Edom stood third in line as the inheritor of the land. The Jews claim to be from Jacob, who had been given the name Israel. But this is not true, because Zionism is the fulfillment of prophecy regarding Esau, not Jacob.

        • justanotherguy April 12, 2024 at 4:21 pm #

          fascinating, but as a Christian, i care not.

          • messianicdruid April 12, 2024 at 10:50 pm #

            Do you prefer a bowl of beans or lentils?

          • justanotherguy April 13, 2024 at 8:24 pm #

            meat and potatoes, brother

        • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 11:26 pm #

          What did God promise Esau? And Ishmael, the faithful of God?

          • messianicdruid April 13, 2024 at 9:13 am #

            Isaac realized that because Jacob had taken this dominion blessing unlawfully, Esau had a valid claim in the divine court. At some point in time, this would have to be resolved. This is why he promised Esau, “when thou shalt have the dominion, you will break his yoke from off thy neck.”

            Esau would be given dominion and would break Jacob’s yoke (submission). This finally happened in 1947-1948. God blinded the eyes of His prophets in order that the church would validate and support Esau’s lawful claim on the birthright. That way, Esau could never say, when failing to bring forth fruit, “I received no support from the church. It is their fault that I was fruitless.”

            Isaac, being blind, was tricked into giving the dominion blessing to Jacob, and so God blinded the church in order to allow Esau to trick them into giving it back, for a season. That season has now ended, so the church’s time of blindness is nearing an end.

            godskingdom.org/blog/2023/11/gods-promise-to-ishmael-part-1/

          • Jarek April 13, 2024 at 12:36 pm #

            And Ishmael and HIS twelve tribes?

          • messianicdruid April 13, 2024 at 4:04 pm #

            Read the link, too much for here.

    • astera April 15, 2024 at 12:02 pm #

      yeah, me too

  11. Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 10:15 am #

    Excellent synopsis of the state of our times, Jim. I’m going to print this one and put into my notebook of great reads.

    I’m still waiting for that big event that sends us over the cliff. Perhaps it will come. Then again, maybe not. I still believe that the dismantling of the USA is slow and deliberate so as to keep the masses distracted. These fuckers who rule from the shadows fear one thing and one thing only and that is masses. By keeping them distracted they keep them under control. Hence the Taylor Swifts, NFL, reality TV shows, drugs, tattoos and pornography that are rampant in our society.

    I don’t believe they have lost control. They control ALL of it and everything is transpiring exactly as they have planned.

    What is happening in Israel these days tends to bring to my mind thoughts of prophetic Armagheddon writings in the Book of Revelation. Fascinating stuff to be hold. We are living in amazing times. Times that were prophesied about thousands of years before Christ. Take heart, we know how this ends and we know who will win. The only unknown is……….when.

    • dilbert113 April 12, 2024 at 10:20 am #

      I agree with you, and I, too, am waiting for the Big One that finally crashes this country. I expect a series of Black Swan events, including natural disasters (volcano eruptions, earthquakes, gigantic destructive storms) along with financial crises, terrorism, and perhaps a Secession Crisis. After the collapse of the Francis Scot King Bridge I worried for a couple days if more dominos would fall, but they didn’t. Right now I am thinking that some kind of Dollar Collapse and or a break out of violence between the Texans and the Feds over the border are the most likely candidates.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 10:37 am #

        That bridge was rayciss anyway.

        The new DEI bridge, if it ever gets built, will fall down the moment the first vehicle drives across it.

        • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 1:17 pm #

          If they let women and minorities design and build it, yes.

          I’m sure a relative few women are capable engineers of course. But policies like DEI are likely to weed them out too.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 1:49 pm #

            A lo of women just don’t have a preference for building stuff.

            I think DEI requires not just that you can’t be a white man, it’s better if you aren’t white at all, or even American. I also think that there is a requirement that you also can’t be very bright, which we aren’t being told about.

            The spot being reserved for white women, just to make it look good, is the head of HR.

            So when you think about it, white women’s place is to make sure jobs are filled with people who aren’t white women.

          • tuco22 April 12, 2024 at 3:08 pm #

            You know they’ll only hire POCS to work on it, when work finally starts on it, but will have to go to minority-only companies to bid, and the work crews will have to be only minority, and before all that, they’ll have to do environmental impact studies.

          • BackRowHeckler April 12, 2024 at 4:42 pm #

            The environmental impact study alone will take 10 years to complete and cost $1 billion. George Floyd Memorial Bridge construction project should begin in about the year 2035 (Don’t expect it ever to be finished)

    • Breck April 12, 2024 at 11:15 am #

      “I don’t believe they have lost control. They control ALL of it and everything is transpiring exactly as they have planned”.
      Precisely.

    • TruthSeeker1986 April 12, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

      Prophecy my ass, they are just following a BS script they wrote themselves. Because Israel is crazy as hell. That’s what cults do, they create shit and then carry them out to make them seem as though some book predicted it. The dude who wrote the Book of Satanism was notorious for doing that.

      • Anthea April 13, 2024 at 10:16 am #

        Prophecy rarely means what you think it means. One example of this is in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” in which the witches prophesy that he will not be defeated “till Birnam Wood move to Dunsinane Hill.” So…. Since it seems unlikely that the trees are going to pluck themselves up by the roots and go anywhere at all, Macbeth figures he’s invincible.

        I remember that, when I was living in NYC in 1979, a gay friend of mine who read the Tarot a lot for other people, remarked that every time he did a Tarot reading, the card, “The Lightning-Struck Tower” came up in everyone’s reading. A couple of years later, we began to hear about AIDS.

        I could give other examples.

        Most of the time, dabbling in fortune-telling–or the interpretation of prophecy–is an exercise in self-deception, or an invitation for the cosmos to play a little joke on you. Too many imponderables. Fooling around with this stuff also signals a wish to achieve some goal without actually doing something to achieve it. You can ask the cards if you will pass your algebra class, but you’d be better advised to spend that time doing your algebra homework.

        I’m no Biblical scholar, but it appears to me that the Old Testament prophets were often just engaged in politcal maneuvering. And the territorial promises, claimed to be of a Divine origin, were the same-old-same-old propaganda and a method for the assertion of territorial rights that just about every nation has engaged in, down through the ages; i.e., “God is on our side,” or Manifest Destiny, or whatever.

  12. DanandMary April 12, 2024 at 10:15 am #

    Are we being infiltrated by Islam? Hell, some have already made it into Congress.

    • cowbell81 April 12, 2024 at 10:22 am #

      You got that right! Rashida Harbi Tlaib couldn’t even be bothered to speak out against large groups of her constituents that were chanting “Death to America” at a local rally. So, she essentially tacitly agrees with them! This country is beyond fucked!!!

      • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 10:36 am #

        In my community here in quiet little Utah there are truck driving schools with names such as “punjab trucking.” They operate without any kind of business licensing. It’s interesting because they buy homes and turn them into boarding houses for their “trainees.” When I drive by I see, usually between 5 to 12, military aged young men with turbans on their heads just milling about on the street or in the parking lot. When I walk by these places they are speaking arabic or punjabi or something as they talk on their cell phones. They never say hello or look me in the eyes. Interestingly, there are never any women with these “young” men. They are here and they are waiting for the big order.

        if you are a star wars fan, think of the “order 66” that turned the clones against the jedi and decimated their ranks. These people care nothing for America or her people.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 10:42 am #

          The ones with the turbans are Sikhs, and they have some kind of beef going in India, and one was murdered not that long ago in Canada, and there were “tensions” and so forth.

          What with our increasing dot Indian population here, it makes sense that they too would be seeking a foothold and getting ready to continue their battles on American soil.

          • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 10:57 am #

            Sikhs eh? Makes sense. Seems Indians (not native Americans) are the only ones who want to drive truck anymore. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

            Where are all the white people? How are they making a living?

            Like I said before, I can’t wrap my brain around this anymore. Nothing makes sense.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 10:58 am #

            They all smell like hell. There is an entire apartment complex of them down the street from me. The local government school is infested with bed bugs and lice because of them.

          • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 11:20 am #

            RD3, on vacation a couple of years ago we were visiting the top of an observation tower in a major US city and got stuck on the elevator with some Sikh women. Good God the stench of BO was awful. After we had exited the elevator and entered our car the stench of their BO had attached itself to our own clothing.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 11:24 am #

            When I was a freshman in college, my roommate got kicked out of school before the end of first semester. When I got back from break, they had put an Indian in my room. He was perfectly friendly, but he and his clothes, and his food, and his entire being smelled so bad I couldn’t stand it. Forget inviting a girl back to my room. I couldn’t even spend more than five minutes in the room. I kept all of my clothes in my car and slept on the floor of a friend’s room for all of second semester.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 11:49 am #

            People who do a lot of cooking, especially cooking with a lot of onions and spices, will often carry that smell on their person and their homes become permeated with it.

            Also it comes out in their sweat, even if they wash adequately.

            Military dogs in WWII could tell Germans from Americans by their smell, because the Germans ate so much cabbage.

          • elysianfield April 12, 2024 at 12:14 pm #

            RD,
            Regarding lice and other vermin. I heard once that it is not a sin to have lice, but it is a sin to keep them….

          • elysianfield April 12, 2024 at 12:19 pm #

            “People who do a lot of cooking, especially cooking with a lot of onions and spices, will often carry that smell on their person and their homes become permeated with it.”

            Beryl,
            As an impoverished student, I lived in an old Victorian with kitchen privileges…about $20 a month back then. One of the rooms was inhabited by a Western Oriental Gentleman. Friendly guy…asked me to call him “Haji”, and I did. Once in the kitchen he was frying onions and…kidneys or bladder, or both.. The room smelled of urine, strong urine smell. He offered me some, and I politely declined.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 12:23 pm #

            Bed bugs are back, in the best hotels, they have been for some time.

            One cause is increased international travel between places that still have a lot of bugs and the US.

            When bedbug infestations were being found in places where nobody lives, such as GAP stores in NYC it was obvious they are arriving in the packaging of the merchandise.

            The packaging is supposed to be treated with pesticides, but there are new resistant strains of bugs, also we probably nearly eliminated domestic bedbugs by spraying the hell out of everything with DDT and we don’t do that anymore.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 12:30 pm #

            Yes. Bed bugs have been back for a while. Primarily, the resurgence is due to the filthy people from filthy places carrying their filthy belongings and streaming over our unprotected borders.

          • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 1:23 pm #

            This is righteous Klan talk, right here. Yep.

            Blacks say we smell like wet dogs.

            East Asians say we smell like sour milk.

            The above conversation – not started by me – in and of itself proves that the races need to be separated. Why should they give up their cuisine to smell like us? Or us, them? And even then there would still be a difference due to basic biology. We would probably still smell to the East Asians and Blacks. And vice versa.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

            Jarek, as far as that “wet dog” idea goes, it seems to have been invented as a retort to remarks about how black people smell.

            Since white people find the smell of wet dogs unpleasant, obviously we ourselves do not smell like wet dogs.

            Even if we couldn’t smell it on ourselves, we have all been in situations with other white people with wet hair, and know for a fact we do not smell like dogs.

            There is no way that black people cannot distinguish the odor of dog fur from white people hair, even if they find the smell of our hair unpleasant.

          • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 3:40 pm #

            I used to work with a Sikh, and he told me a Sikh joke that involved the US going to the moon and finding Sikhs there already.
            I didn’t get it, but he said that Sikhs are famous for immigrating all over the world.
            That makes sense, since India is overpopulated.
            I already knew that the Chinese did that. They came over here in the 1800s, and there is a Chinatown in every city, and not just in this country. They are also overpopulated.
            But when they tried to do something about that, and instituted the One Child Policy, Americans screamed in horror and indignation! How dare they!
            And now that they stopped the policy, Americans scream that the Chinese are invading!
            You just can’t please Americans, it turns out.

          • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 3:42 pm #

            I didn’t think he smelled bad, but I also cook with onions and garlic, so maybe I smell bad also.

            My dad grew up in a coal camp, with many immigrants, and he told me that he had a teacher that bitched about the garlic smell of the Italian kids, which he thought was mean of her to do.
            I guess some people can smell it, and some can’t.

          • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 3:44 pm #

            I was watching a What’s My Line from the 50s, and the guy whose line they were trying to guess was a Sikh, but he had an American accent, so clearly he was brought up here.

            I thought, yep, that Sikh guy was right.

        • malthuss April 12, 2024 at 11:03 am #

          Sounds like Canada with its sikhs and muslims.
          Pakis they call them.

          Taki mag has or had lots of info on ‘asian’ terror in Canada.
          Tried to bomb parliament etc.

          • cowbell81 April 12, 2024 at 11:15 am #

            Maybe, if we wish to truly topple the evil overlords in our government, we will eventually need to team up with these foreign agents. My only concern would be for what comes next. They likely would not be in favor of a free and open society full of kumbaya.

        • Heartlander April 12, 2024 at 6:38 pm #

          Cancerpuss,

          Those turbaned Punjabis are SIKHS, not Muslims. All the difference in the world!!

          Sikhs are decent, hardworking folks. And while they’re nonviolent for the most part, historically they were fierce fighters… AGAINST MUSLIMS.

          Sikhs, in other words, are our friends.

      • TruthSeeker1986 April 12, 2024 at 1:35 pm #

        @Cowbell81

        Well look who let them come in? VIRTUE SIGNALING DUMBASS WHITE PEOPLE. Who sent them to all these countries? Jewish people and Soros who hate White nations and white people.

        White people are partially to blame for letting their leaders backstab them. They import all these fuckers into their own country because they think it’s the right thing to do and then act surprise when these same people take over eventually in position roles of leadership. It’s like looking at Gays holding “Refugees welcomed” signs and then they get attacked by Muslims in the street only to look stupidfied. They don’t realize that Muslims aren’t like the whites, they do what they want in whatever country that let them in.

        Do you see Muslims running Japan? Are they telling Chinese people what to do? Even Putin dumb retarded ass let them move in. Jarek is always talking about this.

        Now they are all over Europe calling the shots because Europeans are ignorant as hell. Ask Georgina why did she bring in all those Africans. Wtf was the point in that? Does she have some kind of black male fetish?

        It was totally uncalled for yet she did it anyway…. The Italians should have beat her ass into a bloody mess for what she did to that country. Then tossed her out into the water to drown. Merkel should have got the same brutal beat down since she started that open border trend in Europe and yet none of them is doing anything to send them back from where they came from. Instead more of them keep arriving until these countries will be too overwhelmed to even fight back if they do start forming armies. White folks need to stop worrying about being labeled racist and just take back their countries. How stupid can an entire race of people be?

        • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 3:48 pm #

          What Jarek leaves out about the Muslims in Russia is that they are not recent Arab immigrants. They are left over from the Ottoman Empire.
          They have lived there for centuries before the forced conversions.
          Russia can’t just kick them out.

          • Heartlander April 12, 2024 at 6:41 pm #

            Paula D

            But there is a LOT of talk in Russia now about booting out the RECENT Muslim immigrants from the “-stans,”
            especially Tajikistan.

          • Heartlander April 12, 2024 at 6:42 pm #

            Or at least not letting any new ones in.

          • Paula D April 13, 2024 at 2:50 pm #

            True, Heartlander. They let them in as guest workers, because they don’t have enough Russians to crank up production for the SMO.

            They used to be part of the USSR, but now they are separate countries.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 10:34 am #

      We already had a Muslim president. Still do, in fact.

      • geomo April 12, 2024 at 10:45 am #

        How about Scotland’s PM and that silly hate crime law? The 96% have been cucked. JK “TERF” Rowling is the only remaining bloke with balls.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 11:53 am #

          She has pointed out there there is no evidence that these faux women commit crimes at a lower rate than men not pretending to be women.

      • malthuss April 12, 2024 at 11:04 am #

        haha…barry said so.

      • tuco22 April 12, 2024 at 3:14 pm #

        I said he was a Muslim Marxist from the get go.

        • MiTurn April 12, 2024 at 3:21 pm #

          Islam and Marxism are two different religions. Neither preferable to the other….

  13. Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 10:19 am #

    Speaking of covid, Hans Mahncke and Jeff Carlson have a new piece up at their Hardfacts Substack site.

    Fauci’s behind-the-scenes war with Peter Navarro (And Trump)

    hardfacts.substack.com/p/faucis-behind-the-scenes-war-with

    I’ve been following this stuff as closely as I can for years now, but this thing rocked me.

    • malthuss April 12, 2024 at 11:04 am #

      how so beryl?

      • Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 12:00 pm #

        The size and scope and sheer audacity.

        Look what happened to Navarro.

        “Undeterred, Trump would continue to make public statements that he believed Covid came from a lab leak, but Fauci was about to push back. On April 17th, Trump told reporters that in regards to a lab leak, “We’re looking at it, a lot of people are looking at it. It seems to make sense. … There is a lot of investigation going on and we’re going to find out.” But Fauci suddenly jumped into the conversation, claiming that Covid had a natural origin – and citing the fraudulent Proximal Origin paper as proof of his claim. Fauci even pretended that he didn’t know who the authors were – despite having directed them to write it. It was a crucially deceptive moment in the creation of the Natural Origin narrative.

        Despite Fauci’s public deception, or perhaps because of it, Trump abruptly cut all funding to EcoHealth on April 26, 2020. But Fauci undercut Trump a few months later by quietly providing a whole new level of funding to EcoHealth. Against this dueling backdrop, another crucial event occurred. An April 28, 2020, article reported on the previously mentioned State Department memo, noting that “A Wuhan laboratory is the “most likely” source of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a U.S. government analysis.” The article also included direct quotes from the then non-public State Department memo. “

  14. Jimpa April 12, 2024 at 10:24 am #

    A couple of thoughts here. First, with Israel bombing Iran’s Syrian embassy, it must mean Israel wants to provoke Iran into retaliating and hence widening the war. Why? A major attack by Iran would probably ensure the US would enter the war. The US already has over 50,000 troops in the Middle East. As our host says, it appears Israel is going all in on this one.
    The next is on gold. Gold is going up now regardless of the news. The dollar has been strengthening, and gold stills is going up by 40 or so bucks an ounce a day. One thought I heard is that Fed may end its war on gold thru its manipulation of the paper markets with derivatives. Why? Well, supposedly the US has more gold than anyone else. Maybe they’ve figured it’s time to have this real asset at a high value relative to the dollar instead of supporting the fiat dollar which is going down anyway. I say supposedly because the gold reserves of the US have not been audited since the 1950s and may be heavily cross collateralized with multiple listed owners of the same gold. Kind of like fractional reserve banking but with gold. Who really knows? I guess the Fed does, maybe.
    My gut tells me once it starts going up $100 a dollars a day then it will truly be Katie bar the door time.

    • malthuss April 12, 2024 at 11:05 am #

      The dollar has been strengthening,

      mine have been weakening. food costs especially.

      • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 11:16 am #

        I had to replace two bearing assemblies in the two front wheels of my truck. I figured it isn’t a complicated job so the cost would be a couple hundred dollars. Nope. $1600. The cost of the parts was triple what I expected.

        Have the bearing assemblies changed? Nope. The metal is still the same. So what has changed? The dollar.

        • Socrates-Detroit April 13, 2024 at 12:44 am #

          @Cankerpuss

          Auto repairs are expensive. I keep my fingers crossed.

          If that is the part cost for do-it-yourself, that is A LOT! Maybe look at rockauto dot com in the future.

          If that’s the estimate a shop gave you, it’s still a lot, but not surprising.

          Car repair costs are UP. And now, it’s harder to get an appointment. One of my mechanics (I have three good mechanics, depending on the vehicle) told me that people are holding on to cars longer AND that during the pandemic, several smaller shops with older owners and 2-3 lifts closed and didn’t reopen. So, he’s getting their former customers, who he didn’t have before.

          All THREE shops are busy, and unless it’s an emergency (I haven’t had one, luckily.) I wait two to five weeks to get in. Fortunately, I don’t have to go often, and it is service that is too dirty or beyond my skill set. Which is good, because these shops are buried with vehicles…. they were always busy, but never like the past three years–and I’ve been using them 20, 23, and 27 years. Two of them, I have problems finding a place to park…

          A good mechanic (competent AND honest AND not super high-priced) is very hard to find.

          And as people wake up to the fact that new cars have left the “sweet spot” of quality and reliability we had from 2000 to about 2015 for most cars, not to mention the high price of new cars, these mechanics will be staying busy, until the SHTF. I bet they will busy then too, still!

          Turbochargers. CVTs. Direct Fuel Injection. Very popular on new vehicles. They are the automotive equivalent of mRNA shots–the benefits are overstated, and the likelihood of increase, expensive issues is much higher. Like going from 99% trouble-free to 96% trouble-free. That’s four times more likely to have a problem (my numbers are WAGS, but my point is valid).

          Stop-start and 8/9/10-speed automatics are similar–a little bit of improvement that’s going to cost you more than you save if it fails during YOUR ownership in year 3 thru 10.

          • Anthea April 13, 2024 at 10:29 am #

            CVT transmissions are a bad idea, for sure.

        • Socrates-Detroit April 13, 2024 at 12:46 am #

          I got so carried away…

          If your truck is newer, the bearings could be lighter (less mass/weight, to help improve EPA mileage and reduce fuel use, costs more). Or the assemblies could have built-in wheel speed sensors. More cost.

      • Jimpa April 12, 2024 at 1:22 pm #

        I was referring to the dollar index in the post above, ie the dollar going up in relation to other currencies, which usually makes gold go down, but not now. In terms of the price of goods, all of the currencies generally buy less and less every day.
        Gold was up 60 today but tanked straight down to up 15. Probably another instance of the bullion banks at work with their paper trades.

        • Jimpa April 12, 2024 at 1:33 pm #

          No matter how you slice it, bombing another country’s embassy and killing those inside it is a blatant act of war and goes against international law. It seems as of now, Iran has not taken the bait though.

    • Uncle Abraham April 12, 2024 at 12:46 pm #

      Israel attacked the Iranians running military operations against Israel through Hezbollah, which has caused an evacuation in the north. It’s that simple. The US absconded from its responsibility to deal with Iran’s hostilities starting with the US embassy hostage taking under Jimmy Carter, and subsequent US administrations followed suit except for Trump.

    • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 1:26 pm #

      Gold’s not going up. The dollar is going down. If one side goes up. the other goes down.

      • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 2:07 pm #

        Do you recall when the wrong creed of rich people tried to corner the silver market?

        • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 11:28 pm #

          The Hunt brothers?

          • RD3 April 13, 2024 at 12:46 am #

            Yes. White, Southern, Christian right-wing billionaires. Birchers, to boot. Of course, they wouldn’t be permitted to dominate a market. The exchange surreptitiously changed the rules on margin buying in order to bankrupt them. Then, the Feds went after the Hunts and forced them into bankruptcy. If they had big beards and small hats, do you think they would have incurred the same fate?

          • Jarek April 13, 2024 at 12:38 pm #

            Yup. Nope.

  15. Breck April 12, 2024 at 10:31 am #

    “Gold and silver are vaulting up suddenly like nobody’s business (literally). This may be fun to see if you are sitting on a pile, even a small pile of the stuff. But to everybody else it’s a signal that something is messed up in the complex engine of the economy. You know, of course, that our money is debt. So, debt is the fuel that drives that engine. Debt is a promise to pay back money with interest to take advantage of the time-value of money. The time-value of money means it’s better to have the money now (to keep the engine running) than to wait until your work produces money (if it even can)”.

    This is one of the best, succinct explanations I’ve ever seen for our financial system. Well done Jim!

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  16. SaHiB April 12, 2024 at 10:32 am #

    You lost cred on this!

  17. Breck April 12, 2024 at 10:33 am #

    Being curious…
    Eugippius (circa 460 – circa 535, Castellum Lucullanum) was a disciple and the biographer of Saint Severinus of Noricum.

    After the latter’s death in 482, he took the remains to Naples and founded a monastery on the site of a 1st-century Roman villa, the Castellum Lucullanum (on the site of the later Castel dell’Ovo).

    In 511 Eugippius wrote to Paschasius and asked his venerated and dear friend, who had great literary skill, to write a biography of St. Severinus from the accounts of the saint which he (Eugippius) had put together in crude and inartistic form. Paschasius, however, replied that the acts and miracles of the saint could not be described better than had done by Eugippius.

    While at Naples, Eugippius compiled a 1000-page anthology of the works of St. Augustine and and was probably involved in the revision of the Vulgate text of the Gospels.[5] He also produced other scholarly works of high quality. There is a monastic rule which is ascribed to Eugippius, but it was early superseded by that of St. Benedict.

    • pranah April 12, 2024 at 11:51 pm #

      Thanks, Breck, that’s interesting!

  18. D from OR April 12, 2024 at 10:34 am #

    “…below is the emerging peril of Covid vaccine injury and death coming on hard…”

    A few days ago at my one-day-a-week gig a co-worker explained she would be leaving early next week to attend a funeral.

    I asked if it was someone close to her and she said not really but it was a friend’s loved one. She said they had passed after an “aggressive form of cancer”.

    She then went on to tell me that in the last week three of her friends have each had a death in their family. Apparently one “died suddenly”, one cancer death and a little 7-year-old who contracted leukemia and died within weeks.

    The co-worker is 27 years-old and very woke. The expression on her face as she was telling me this wasn’t something I’d seen before because it was missing the usually surety of her woke beliefs. I’m certain she is vaxxed and she happens to be very overweight.

    I said nothing other than it was very sad to hear.

    I can’t quell the sense of dread that I feel that “this is really happening”.

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

      The time will come when we the unvaccinated will admire those who took the vaccine and are now gone from this ruined world.

      • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 10:52 am #

        It’s not that hard to find the exit, if you are so inclined.

        • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 11:02 am #

          Yep. I will always keep one round in the chamber for yours truly. Just in case.

      • D from OR April 12, 2024 at 10:56 am #

        Nah, maybe you but not me.

        My belief is we are here for the duration and to cut it short by a mortal’s “medicine” is an act against God and not fulfilling the contract.

        The knowing I have that I made the correct choice far outweighs any ability I could muster to admire a fool.

        • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 11:02 am #

          I don’t disagree with you. My point was that conditions in this world are going to get so bad that many of us will wish we were pushing up daisies rather than eating tarantulas (as mentioned above).

          I for one enjoy the life that I live even though I am fully aware of the lifelong servitude and slavery of my life to my government over lords.

          I still take great pleasure in working the soil and growing green things that I can eat. I still take great pleasure in tossing a ball for my dog to chase. I still take great pleasure in climbing a tall mountain, tuning up my 68 Camaro or holding my wife while watching the sunset behind the mountain peaks. I’m going to continue to enjoy this as long as it lasts.

          I feel we are living in an uneasy peace or a truce, if you will, with the laws of nature and the laws of economics.

          • D from OR April 12, 2024 at 11:17 am #

            “Expectation is the only seed of disappointment.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

            I try and keep that in mind when contemplating current events which is why I tend to keep any expectations of future events in check.

            And then this:

            “Every culture that’s ever existed has operated under the illusion that it understood 95% of reality and that the other 5% would be delivered in the next 18 months, and from Egypt forward they’ve been running around believing they had a perfect grip on things and yet we look back at every society that preceded us with great smugness at how naive they all were.

            Well, it never occurs to us, then, that maybe we’re whistling in the dark too!

            That the universe is stranger than you CAN suppose, and that that openness that that perception imparts is a great joy, a great blessing, because then you can live your life not in service to some fascistic metaphor but in service to the living mystery: the fact that you’re not going to understand it; it is not going to yield to logic; or magic; or any other technique that’s been developed…”

            – Terence McKenna

            I’m just think, Cankerpuss, we can’t know what’s ahead because the Universe – our world – is ALWAYS stranger than we can suppose.

            To me, the situation we’re in, that’s the evidence.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 11:19 am #

            I am in the same boat.

            My grandfather, who took shrapnel in the Hurtgen Forest, survived a building collapsing on him after being shelled, and nearly lost his legs to frostbite, died 20 years ago. Initially, I was glad that he never had to see a negro Muslim president. Now, I’m glad that he didn’t live to see any of this shit.

          • Breck April 12, 2024 at 11:23 am #

            Yeah Canker is sort of like Neville Shute’s On the Beach. Remember that? Everyone was dead of radiation poisoning except in Australia. They knew they were running out of time and decided to enjoy it while it lasted. (They also had all been given a suicide pill for when the radiation reached Oz). That movie really stuck in my mind all these years. I was just a kid back then when I saw it.

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

          I’m still pure blood and proud of it.

      • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 1:30 pm #

        This is a Teaching of the Setting Sun. The mysticism of death. The true Samurai is a soldier of the Rising Sun. Tora not Torah.

        Christianity? The Rising Sun. Easter Morning. The Divine Invasion begun at Nazareth with the second wave being the Resurrection.

    • malthuss April 12, 2024 at 11:09 am #

      OMG

      I read similar at utube, dr john campbell, the comments on utube.
      ‘all these sudden deaths and weird diseases’.

    • malthuss April 12, 2024 at 11:20 am #

      why offer sympathy? Id have said vax = death.

    • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 3:53 pm #

      Having friends and relatives dropping dead around you will quickly become the New Normal.
      The young will never remember that it used to be different.

      Let’s face it, it used to be completely normal for babies and kids to die like flies, with some families having 12 kids with only a couple making it to adulthood.
      Do we remember that as normal? No, we do not. We grew up in a different reality, which is now changing.

  19. Breck April 12, 2024 at 10:41 am #

    Yep we’re on the Event Horizon of this here Ponzi Scheme called the financial system. I reckon this is where the Lord and Masters bring on Totalitarian Dictatorship with the Central Bank Digital Currency. It’s the cliff, lightning storm, and tarantulas all in one big whammy.

  20. geomo April 12, 2024 at 10:47 am #

    “See, it’s impossible to grok how more than a trillion dollars gets produced in an economy based on selling fried chicken nuggets and streamed movies to people with no jobs.”

    I’m currently reading “The Castle” by Kafka. Makes it a lot easier to grok in that context.

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  21. docmartin April 12, 2024 at 10:47 am #

    Our chief doomer boomer here has never been married and has no children. His writing over the last thirty years or so has been tinged with depression and anger. I believe Mr Kunster has long history of untreated clinical depression.

    • cowbell81 April 12, 2024 at 10:58 am #

      Geezus Doc, you are absolutely delusional! Jim is the only sane one in a crowded room of lobotomized American citizens.

    • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 11:14 am #

      Then why take the time to read his writings and post comments on our host’s site?

      • cowbell81 April 12, 2024 at 11:43 am #

        Last I checked, being married and having kids is not a surefire way to avoid depression and anger. On the contrary, it can often cause said depression. In this day and age, I think it most wise to steer clear of marriage and bringing kids into this world to suffer.

        • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 11:47 am #

          Imagine, throughout history, if men and women said, “I just can’t bring children into this world.” You and I would not be here. We are staring down the abyss, but we aren’t the first people to be in this predicament.

          • cowbell81 April 12, 2024 at 11:50 am #

            Read the book “Better Never to Have Been” by David Benatar, or simply review the Wikipedia page for the book. The concepts he proposes are absolutely eye opening and make a lot of sense.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 12:14 pm #

            As a Catholic, I can’t abide.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 12:13 pm #

          “Weltschmerz”.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 3:06 pm #

            Reply to Cankerpuss.

        • Cankerpuss April 12, 2024 at 1:00 pm #

          There are times, Cowbell, when I feel the sting of resentment for creating me and bringing me into this world to deal with all of this. I had no choice to be here. I exist because of them and their actions. It’s an interesting concept to think of.

          • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 1:35 pm #

            What is Johnny Ringo so angry about, Doc?

            Doc: Being born.

            Jarek: Blame God. If you refuse, you are incorrect but wise. Better to blame the intermediary agents (your parents) than God. That way leads to hell.

      • TruthSeeker1986 April 13, 2024 at 4:44 am #

        @Cankerpuss

        Easy man, he’s still allowed to even if he feels indifferent about what the host is posting. Although I can relate to the hosts anger, no one on here is more angrier than I am. Not saying I’m proud of it.

    • Breck April 12, 2024 at 11:55 am #

      How we see others and interpret their lives is, to a great degree, based upon how we see our own life.

    • LegendoftheFall April 13, 2024 at 8:37 am #

      Doc,

      It was only 4 years ago when the psychopathic leaders of our world lied about the poison they injected into billions of people for their sick and twisted agenda and for profit.

      We’re living on the Titanic and the all Captains, crew and majority of passengers, including you, are suffering from extreme cognitive dissonance and can’t see the death cult we’re living in every day.

      Authentic humans survey the landscape and must go to deep rest or they’d become the zombies who line up for poison or become entrained to the band playing on the deck of this sinking ship.

      Deep rest from the death cult is proof some souls have maintained a survival level of discernment, even though the zombies try to medicate their minds with their sorcerer’s potions.

      There was an wise and ancient tribe who would gather the whole village together when an individual would be overcome with a profound sense of emotional imbalance or grief. They would sit in a circle around this individual and listen to what they had to say because it was believed that individual was experiencing an imbalance the rest of the tribe was not tuning in to.

      Today we lock people in psyche wards or put their minds on pause when they enter into deep rest, even though it’s clear the cult is sick, not the individuals who are screaming “there’s something wrong!! Wake up!!”

      Bravo, Mr. Kunstler, for discerning and speaking the troubling truth the majority can not accept.

      • messianicdruid April 13, 2024 at 9:24 am #

        A legendary post.

    • Anthea April 13, 2024 at 10:53 am #

      @ docmartin:

      Well, my opion is that you like to say random shit that you pulled out of your ass.

  22. Breck April 12, 2024 at 10:52 am #

    I’ve got a feeling (everybody had a good year)
    A feeling deep inside (everybody had a hard time)
    Oh yeah (everybody had a wet dream)
    Oh yeah (everybody saw the sunshine)
    I’ve got a feeling (everybody had a good year)
    A feeling I can’t hide (everybody let their hair down)
    Oh no (everybody pulled their socks up)
    Oh no, no (everybody put their foot down, oh yeah)
    Yeah, yeah

    • malthuss April 12, 2024 at 11:11 am #

      the beatles breaking up sessions.

      last time i saw lennon he was on his way to the loo at a rice restaurant
      near the dakota. macrobiotic food. I shoulda said hello.
      seriously.

      • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 1:37 pm #

        Yoko used to follow him into the bathroom, some say.

        Was she just the beginning of Japan’s revenge?

        • malthuss April 12, 2024 at 2:47 pm #

          There is a guy who died recently.
          Ronnie Hawkins. a canuk legend.

          the 2 stayed at his house [remember bed peace in toronto?]

          RONNIE—JL was the most henpecked man I ever met.
          he ask yoko for permission to go to the toilet./

          The day I saw them YO was seated at ‘East West Restaurant’.
          I knew the manager [nancy harvey] and she said they were regulars.

          • pranah April 12, 2024 at 11:57 pm #

            The only thing I like about Yoko is that she attends David Chapman’s every parole hearing and says “NOPE!” –and back the fucker goes until next time. If she croaks before him, I hope Sean and/or Julian will carry on.

          • Soul Forensics April 14, 2024 at 2:51 am #

            Ronnie Hawkins to Roy Buchanan:

            “Come join our band. You’ll get more pussy than Elvis.”

        • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 2:48 pm #

          What do you think would have become of Japan if the US didn’t destroy it? Do you think they would still have their ancient society and customs?

        • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 3:14 pm #

          The Spanish or Portuguese kind of forced their way in. Talking with them, the Japanese realized they were far ahead of them in many ways. They decided to set up a foundation to study foreign devil knowledge. They also realized the foreigners were insane. They listened politely as the Jesuits talked about Catholicism. When they tried to tell them about Zen Buddhism, their guests treated them with contempt.

          Sure enough, the good friars started a revolt on one of the island that took about a million lives. If you honor the Emperor, what was the old martyr thing ever about? It couldn’t be allowed.

          When the Dutch traders showed up later, the Japs made them walk on crucifixes on their way in. Want to trade? Keep your religion to yourself.

          When Peary forced his way in, the study of foreign devil knowledge went into high gear. They knew the old ways were over with.

          Now they die, having imbibed modern foreign devil culture in a particular toxic, American form.

          The Jesuits changed by the late 19th century, begging the Papacy not to insist that their parishioners become traitors to China by refusing to honor the Emperor.

          Very few educated Chinese thought the Emperor was a god or descended from gods. On the other hand, probably very few Romans thought their Emperor was either. Was that whole thing necessary?

          Of course maybe it was. Now the Jesuits are apostates or even Satanists. So if you give up anything, you may end up losing all.

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 3:47 pm #

            “Of course maybe it was. Now the Jesuits are apostates or even Satanists.”

            And homosexual zealots.

            At least when the Japanese shake their present condition and begin to rebuild (if they ever do,) they will be surrounded by other Japanese people and not Ubangis, Somalians, Nigerians, Pakistanis, and the lost tribe of the Aztecs.

          • TruthSeeker1986 April 13, 2024 at 4:48 am #

            @RD3

            I don’t know, all they need is one shitty liberal to run things in Japan and all of that could easily change. It’s liberal assholes that destroyed all the other countries by flooding them with these people. And from what I can tell, Japan is owned by the U.S. ever since they signed the treaty after World War II. On top of it all, in 2020 they even allowed Black Lives Matter to march in Tokyo….That alone should tell you the Japanese are slowly on their way to open borders in the future. They are dumb. I mean why the fuck would you let BLM march in your country, and all places Japan…. They even have a few blacks living there, just not a bunch of them.

  23. benr April 12, 2024 at 11:45 am #

    Dictator Biden waves his magic wand and….

    oann.com/newsroom/biden-administration-announces-7-4b-student-debt-cancellation

    The Biden Administration has announced they are canceling an additional $7.4 billion in student loan debt just ahead of the upcoming presidential election.

    Biden said the latest student loan forgiveness plan will target an estimated 277,000 borrowers across America, with the national debt topping $34.5 trillion.

    The president praised his Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) plan, which came after the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) stopped Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan.

    Never mind that back breaking soul crushing credit card debt people are racking up to simply live and survive!

    Might be high time for a complete reset to zero and let the games start all over again.
    Why not we have a complete zero in the Whitehouse?

    • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 11:52 am #

      When do I get back the $40k I paid in student loans?

      • cowbell81 April 12, 2024 at 12:00 pm #

        Two can play this game. We should all file for reparations.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 12:09 pm #

        If your school supports DEI they owe you the refund.

        • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 12:12 pm #

          I’m sure it does. I haven’t given them a red cent in 30 years. If I knew at 17 what i know now, I would have become a welder or a plumber.

  24. ront April 12, 2024 at 12:01 pm #

    In my perspective, I have to surmise that you may be giving too much credit to, and belief in, the conventional narratives, rather than critically analyzing them with the notion that they are totally inversions of the truth. If you could find the time, I would recommend checking in with: Jon Rappoport, James Corbett, Tom Cowan, Ickonic network, Max Igan.

  25. Paula D April 12, 2024 at 12:06 pm #

    Israel blew up the Iranian Embassy in Damascus, Syria. That is a serious breech of international law, including the Vienna Convention.

    So there is a reason that Iran is contemplating a retaliatory strike, and it isn’t that they are still mad about the Crusades.

    The history is a bit more recent than that. 11 days ago, to be exact.

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    • Uncle Abraham April 12, 2024 at 1:14 pm #

      Iran was attacking Israel from there. But that’s not an act of war when Iran does it. Why is that?

      • benr April 12, 2024 at 1:34 pm #

        Because that was not reported so they don’t know it or they don’t care and its a simple but but but its israel they deserve it.

      • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 3:57 pm #

        You can’t pretend that blowing up an Embassy is a legal or moral thing to do.

        The US is known for running regime change operations and other atrocities out of its embassies, but no one attacks them. It is illegal.

        If Iran retaliates, the ROW will see it as justified, and you announcing that it isn’t won’t change a thing.

        • benr April 12, 2024 at 5:19 pm #

          It is when you can prove they are launching attacks from it.

          • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 5:58 pm #

            Get serious, ben. Iran isn’t attacking Israel at all, let alone from the Damascus Embassy.

            Why would you believe such total bullshit? It is absurd on the face of it.

            Just the thought that Iran might actually attack Israel is causing panic among the Israelis. Iran has not done it yet.

        • Phineas April 12, 2024 at 6:56 pm #

          It was not the Embassy. It was the building next door.

          Next up would be the real heads of Hamas who are now billionaires with a capital B. living in Qatar.

          Have a nice weekend.

        • TruthSeeker1986 April 13, 2024 at 4:51 am #

          @Paula

          I only made one joke about you being a Putin fan once on here, but I honestly believe that you have knowledge of what you speak of about a lot of things. So I am going to agree with you on what you just said because it’s very true. Especially about the U.S. and it’s regime change operations.

  26. Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 12:07 pm #

    Reply to docmartin because I don’t think my first reply will make it out of moderation:

    Depressive realism is a psychological term describing the tendency of people with depression to have a more accurate assessment and perception of reality than those without depression. While people without depression tend to overestimate their successes, capabilities, and control over the world around them, people with depression generally have a more realistic view.

    Depressive realism is based on an overall tendency among depressed people to focus on negative aspects of reality. Because the world can be a difficult, unpredictable place, and because it is likely that bad events will happen at some point in life, depressive realists may be more prepared for those eventualities than people who overestimate their control and capability.

    verywellmind.com/what-is-depressive-realism-

    • Jimpa April 12, 2024 at 4:36 pm #

      I’d like to be a depressive realist, but life’s just too good.

  27. OG April 12, 2024 at 12:36 pm #

    [I]t’s impossible to grok how more than a trillion dollars gets produced in an economy based on selling fried chicken nuggets and streamed movies to people with no jobs.

    Yet, “Joe Biden” keeps hinting about sending America’s tranny army there, and even gearing up the military draft for the nose-ring and blue hair generation. Good luck with that.

    Thanks for the laughs during these worrisome times, Jim. Much appreciated!

  28. Paula D April 12, 2024 at 1:00 pm #

    Fresh off the humiliating, (but not to psychopaths, who have no shame), spectacle of the US asking China to ensure shipping lanes in the Red Sea, (answer-no), Janet Yellen has gone to China and told them that their manufacturing ability is causing the US to lose market share, and for them to stop their “over capacity”. Answer- no.

    The absolute gall of a country which preaches “free market principles” complaining that they can’t compete in a free market AND demanding that the more efficient country stop producing, is incredible to behold.

    But not to be outdone, the US, its NATO vassals, and Ukraine are in Switzerland, holding a conference.
    Apparently, they are going to issue a joint ultimatum to Russia, demanding that Russia stop kicking Ukrainian ass, surrender, and hand over Russian territory.
    The answer will also be No, I can confidently predict.

    They tell us that even though we are a country which can’t even house its citizens, we make up for it by having a humongous GDP and a great military. We’re Number One, they say.

    And then they beg for Chinese military help in the Red Sea, and demand that China quit producing so much, AND that Russia quit dominating the battlefield in Ukraine.

    Embarrassing.

    • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

      Remember, when it comes to GDP, it doesn’t matter if your next door neighbor loses his job, his house, his car, and his family and puts a gun in his mouth as long as seven telemarketers in Bombay can move from an efficiency apartment to a one bedroom apartment. See, look at this spreadsheet, the GDP increased. Net gain.

      • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

        This is libertarian economics.

      • Anthea April 13, 2024 at 11:17 am #

        The GDP includes government spending. My guess is that at least half of the employed people in this country get their incomes from the government. Nearly 20% of employed people in the US are directly employed by the government, at the federal, state, county, or municipal level. Health care, which is basically a government enterprise, employs another 20%. Then you have all the government retirees, all the people on welfare, disability, food stamps, etc. Then you have all the people employed by government contractors or in government-subsidized enterprises. (I suppose that would include military contractors–which is a very large industry.)

        Government spending is not, properly or from an accounting standpoint, part of the GDP. It is an overhead expense. That is, the reason we have government at all is so that property rights are secured, contract law is enforced, people are not allowed to go around killing, stealing, and vandalizing, and we have a military to defend against invaders. Unless this basic level of order is secured, there can be no production, trade, or other economic activity. Thus, in a decent, well ordered society, people are willing to pay this overhead expense, so they can go about their business and live securely in their homes.

        But make no mistake about it, government expenditures are still an overhead expense. These expenditures belong on the debit side of the ledger and should be deducted from GDP.

        When most of a country’s “economic” activity is in the form of government spending, that country has a severely negative GDP.

    • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 1:41 pm #

      Capitalism is of the Devil. The abject foolishness of turning our nation over to it never ceases to amaze. Of course you lost your nation. Of course! There is no way that wasn’t going to happen once these people took control. They don’t about any of your rights and freedoms.

      • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 1:54 pm #

        Yes. State and local power used to interpose between naked usury and the people. Now that every shred of power is in a centralized state, the corporatists are free to rape and pillage to their hearts content. And they will never be contented.

  29. Jarek April 12, 2024 at 2:17 pm #

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/11/aid-still-not-reaching-gaza-as-top-us-official-warns-famine-has-started

    If good men are tempted by evil, are evil men tempted by good? Jeffrey Sachs has amazed the world by speaking out against a number of Globalist agendas. Now Samantha Powers has admitted that a famine is underway in Gaza. She still refuses to speak about the cause of the famine, but it’s still step in the right direction.

    • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 2:25 pm #

      Sachs hasn’t seen the light. He has no conscience. He’s just triangulating the situation, so he can say “Hey look, not all rich Jews want to wreck Western Civilization and enslave the world. We aren’t a monolith. We’re very diverse.”

      • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 3:04 pm #

        Nice. It may be so! Hope must not make us into fools after all.

        What about Sam?

        • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 3:40 pm #

          “What about Sam?”

          The reflection off her husband’s head could bring down a satellite.

          Shanty Irish Banshee

          Did she convert?

          • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 3:41 pm #

            Her shriek is foretelling the death of The West.

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

      Hamas is the reason and Israel has the answer.
      No more Hamas no more famine.
      Connect the dots.

  30. TruthSeeker1986 April 12, 2024 at 2:26 pm #

    He mentions how Islam wants to exterminate everyone who isn’t Muslim, yet fails to realize that Israel also have the same ambitions as Muslims and want to dominate just as bad as they do. Yeah let’s provoke the Muslims and then drag the U.S. into our BS prophecy war and get their boys killed on our behalf. Bibi need to take his ass somewhere and sit down, that’s what my grandmother would say.

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    • Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 2:37 pm #

      I don’t see Israel looking to expand beyond the ME.

      I didn’t just see NYC open a meeting with a Jewish prayer.

      • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 3:03 pm #

        Yeah, just the Nile to the Euphrates. Then there will be peace.

        Sounds like a plan!

        • benr April 12, 2024 at 5:22 pm #

          Or as Hamas quips from the river to the sea no more jews in thee.

  31. Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 2:35 pm #

    Speaking of that election year, it would appear that somebody floated a rumor that RFK Jr. is actually working to get Trump elected, and it would also appear that Bobby is overreacting to it.

    That would explain his going on Chris Cuomo’s lousy show and walking back some of the valid and reasonable things he said about January 6th.

    He was disturbed about some remarks he made to Erin Burnett, I think it was, about Biden being a bigger threat to democracy than Trump, that a headline or something distorted his remarks.

    Welcome to Trump World, Junior.

    Every single thing the media has said about him, or claimed he has said, every headline, has been a big fat lie.

    Some of the biggest fattest lies were told about Trump’s statements and actions surrounding January 6th.

    No need to bend the knee to the narrative.

    Does he really think any potential Kennedy voter is going to stop and think “hey, I was going to vote for him, but now that I know he’s really working for Trump, I guess it’s back to Biden”? Really?

    Don’t play their game.

    Then there is Nicole Shanahan and the calls from Democrats to “step down”.

    Some jerk named Ro Khanna sent a letter to CBS and some jerk from CBS asked Nicole for comments with a short deadline.

    To her credit, Nicole did not answer CBS privately but made the answer public.

    The MSM does this to all kind of people, not just politicians.

    This Ro person is pushing the same thing from a different angle, that Bobby running will benefit Trump.

    I’m not saying Nicole did anything wrong here, I just hope she fully understands what is going on, and fully understands the complicity from the mainstream media.

    Another thing, of the races in recent memory, I remember just three calls for a candidate to step down while still in the running, and only two calls for a named VP choice to step aside.

    Hillary Clinton was pressured to quit early in favor of Barack Obama.

    The two VPs told they should step aside are Sarah Palin and Nicole Shanahan.

    • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 3:17 pm #

      Bobby and Nicole were spotted in McDonalds slurping from a shake. One shake, two straws.

      Beryl, I’m sorry!

    • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 4:03 pm #

      They always pull the “spoiler” line. Only completely braindead people would fall for it.
      There is nothing in the Constitution that says the US is a two party system, but they count on the ignorance of US citizens to say it is so.

      Then they insist that you should vote for the person you dislike, so that the person you despise won’t win.
      Lose/lose, either way.

      At this point, it’s moot, since they control the election machines and the media.

    • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 4:06 pm #

      Ro Khanna demanding Nicole step down so that the Dems can win is reminiscent of the US demanding that China quit producing cars, so that they US can sell theirs.

      It is arrogant and ridiculous.

  32. malthuss April 12, 2024 at 2:38 pm #

    RD3 # Ending the draft was a real bummer to the oligarchs.

    The draft was a great way to get rid troublesome Middle Americans.

    /I assume he means death in battle or afterwards [heroin n suicide].

    Now USA has fentanyl, AA to push Whites down [and not want to reproduce] etc.

    HOW MANY DRUG DEATHS A YEAR IN USA?

    • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 2:58 pm #

      Sure. Die in battle, commit suicide back home, die from drugs, etc. It all outs a smile on the face of the oligarchs.

      Couple that with birth control, abortion, globohomo, transiverse, etc. As good as it is for white Middle Americans to die, its even better if they are never born at all.

      • RD3 April 12, 2024 at 2:58 pm #

        “puts”

        “faces”

  33. Jarek April 12, 2024 at 3:01 pm #

    Last Letter of Corporal Hiroshi ?hata
    On April 7, 1945, Army Corporal Hiroshi ?hata took off from Bansei Air Base as a member of the 74th Shinbu Special Attack Squadron and died in battle at the age of 20 [1]. After his death in a special (suicide) attack, he received a special promotion of four ranks to Second Lieutenant. He was from Tochigi Prefecture. He received flight training in the 14th Class of Sendai Pilot Training School.

    ?hata wrote the following last letter to his parents:

    We are approaching four years of the Greater East Asia War.

    Father and Mother, I want to warmly thank you over and over again for your gift of raising me so well to take care of myself from my birth until today when I am 21 years old.

    Now when decisive battle follows decisive battle, finally even the mainland has been turned into a battlefield. At this time of hard-fought decisive battles, please realize what is in my heart as I am able now to spread my wings in the skies of a decisive battle as a man who has a duty in the air to carry out for the Emperor. Still more, no long-cherished desire of a man exceeds the exhilaration of being able to destroy an enemy ship as a member of the glorious Special Attack Corps. Still more, from now I can realize my long-cherished ambition as a man who has a duty in the skies to carry out his destiny with his plane.

    Please praise me for being able fortunately to destroy one ship with one plane. Please forgive me if unfortunately I am not able to do this. I am resolved to fight as much as possible to undermine the aspirations of the American fiends.

    When an admirable man leaves his hometown and goes to the battlefield, there is more than an expectation of a silent triumphal return. Therefore, please consider that your four sons have already died in battle on behalf of the Emperor.

    Death Poem

    Sakura, cherry blossom, young cherry blossom
    Today even though it falls
    Tomorrow will bloom as a flower at Kudan [2]

    April 5, 1945, before sortie

    Letter translated by Bill Gordon
    February 2018

    The letter and other information on this page come from Naemura (1993, 118-9).

    Jarek: Many surviving US sailors recall the looks of ecstasy on Kamikazi (Divine Wind) pilots as they closed in on their ship.

    A great way to die? There are worse. How do you want to go? Heavily sedated? Or in a blaze of glory?

    • tuco22 April 12, 2024 at 3:25 pm #

      This reminds me of the Sullivans.

      • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 11:32 pm #

        Who dey?

    • Epicur April 12, 2024 at 4:54 pm #

      If a honeybee stings it dies. If honeybees do not sting the hive dies and there is no honey.

      • Jarek April 12, 2024 at 11:33 pm #

        The death of the cell is the health of the organism.

        from Orwell’s 1984

  34. malthuss April 12, 2024 at 3:09 pm #

    “Better Never to Have Been” by David Benatar, or simply review the Wikipedia page for the book. The concepts he proposes are absolutely eye opening and make a lot of sense.

    / make sense? not to me. He is one more crank. atheist?

    • beantownbill. April 12, 2024 at 5:26 pm #

      Not to me either, unless you’re like the Euro girl who is permanently and totally depressed and wants to die.

  35. Roundball Shaman April 12, 2024 at 3:27 pm #

    “The cliff is our country’s financial quandary… Gold and silver are vaulting up… our country’s debt becomes worthless… It’s all fakery…

    United States Incorporated aka ‘The Indispensable Nation’ has been running on faked, made-up ‘money’ (?) for generations now. This ‘money’ started with a true value of zero and it has ever-so-slowly been returning back to its true and real value of NOTHING. And the World-at-Large is now catching on to that in a big way.

    And when the value of ‘money’ is nothing… people also begin to catch on that you had better try to get something OF VALUE for that ‘money’ before the money evaporates on the floor in front of you like an ice cube that fell out of your glass of iced tea. First, a little puddle. And then, GONE.

    Yes, our ‘money’ is fakery as our host has articulated. But just about everything else about our Age of Fake is fakery… so why should our currency be any different. Fake money for a fake Age (for lots of people who have fully embraced being fake themselves).

    “As Scott Adams points out, Israel has decided to pawn off its Holocaust cred in order to treat its enemies as harshly as possible…”

    ‘That-Most-Favored-Nation’ (by it’s ever-present and compliant subsidiary, US Incorporated) has fully spent their Holocaust card. You only get one of those and that’s it. Gone. Used up. Emptied. It is not a card with no limits. You use it once and it’s gone. The only folks who see any credibility left in a Nation conjured-up by politics and raw force are those people who refuse to see with open eyes today or actually value reality. (Sadly, there are very many folks around like that).

    It’s tough to wrap your head around sometimes when ‘Your People’ are doing something really, really bad in the World. And the justifications for doing bad things begin to appear weaker and thinner and less powerful as the days go on. We can have sympathy for those folks who identify with the White/Blue team and culture and who are profoundly uneasy with what they see coming from their Middle-Eastern brethren. It’s tough to call out the bad in your tribe when that identity is all you’ve known all your life… and you don’t imagine your life without it. A true dilemma when following your ethical heart means a fracturing from a key part of your identity.

    But sometimes that’s the fork in the road you are facing. Your ethical nature is retained… or you choose your tribe and say goodbye to morality. One or the other. And no re-dos.

    “It’s still an election year, har har! It makes you wonder if this movie is actually a comedy.

    How does the saying go?… This World we live in is a Joke. Populated by billions of humans who have forgotten how to laugh.

    Or do we laugh to keep from crying?

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  36. MiTurn April 12, 2024 at 3:28 pm #

    “That should have been obvious, but for some reason our “best-and-brightest” overlooked that” fact that Ukraine could never have beat Russia.

    No, they knew. They just wanted to provoke the bear. Remember it’s always Russia, Russia, Russia.

    • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 4:10 pm #

      They are depopulating Ukraine, which has the best farmland in Europe, for the benefit of Blackrock, Cargill and Bayer/Monsanto.

      That is why they keep talking about ”the last Ukrainian”. They ain’t kidding about that.

      The Ukrainian Constitution used to say that only Ukrainians could own Ukrainian land.
      After the coup, that was changed. But there are still millions of Ukrainians who might not want to turn their country over to western agribusiness and Big Pharma.

      The US wants them dead.

      • benr April 12, 2024 at 5:23 pm #

        That fly’s contrary to the human trafficking angle

        • Paula D April 13, 2024 at 2:53 pm #

          They’re killing off the men, and selling off the women.

  37. Bilejones April 12, 2024 at 3:47 pm #

    “how more than a trillion dollars gets produced in an economy based on selling fried chicken nuggets and streamed movies to people with no jobs.”

    You are failing to account for the economic value of a purple-haired tatted-up Dyke with a face full of fishing tackle selling blue checkmarks on Twitter/X.
    That’s where the real value lies.

    • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 4:12 pm #

      LOL, that’s a good one, bile.

  38. jim April 12, 2024 at 3:56 pm #

    Right now, a potential financial crisis may be emerging (through the panic and fear about a potential World War III–sending the price of oil, gas, and gold soaring) primarily, in my opinion, because of the insane moves by our foreign policy and intellectual community elites.

    But it is important to also understand that such financial crises, in themselves, have not been unusual historically in the American economy.

    JHK recognizes, like an economist named Hyman Minsky understood back in the early 1980s, that there is a inherent instability in American financial capitalism built around an inherent tendency towards the over-issuance of debt (by both public and private actors in the economy).

    Minsky argued back then that American capitalism does not naturally tend towards what mainstream economists call equilibrium, but rather that the American economy tends to naturally transform itself from doing well into a much more unstable, speculative investment boom. Thus, the fundamental instability of finance capitalism is its movement toward boom conditions and accelerating inflation because of the role played by private and public debt creation.

    It is important to emphasize that it is not just the Federal Reserve that creates money/credit out of thin air. Our State has also delegated this power to private banks to create private sector credit/money out of thin air through the accounting practices of the private banking system.

    From my knowledge, nowhere in the world have historians or anthropologists ever been able to find examples of pure barter economies. What they have found, instead, are various sophisticated systems of creating credit. Such practices may have looked like barter but were actually largely invisible systems of credit creation.

    More recently, the global financial crisis of 2008, the covid crisis of 2020, and Federal Reserve support for the repo market have finally destroyed the illusion of money/credit as simply neutral and apolitical.

    In terms of political theory, our modern state has essentially come to rely primarily on private actors (the private banking system) to create the public good of money and credit.

    But modern money/credit, even in the form of private bank loans and deposits, is never fully private because these loans and deposits are ultimately guaranteed by our Federal Reserve. Its levers of creating fiat money has, up until today, managed to stabilize our inherently unstable economy.

    In fact, I would argue that a purely private financial system, just as much as purely private money, is a historical fiction.

    Modern capitalism is indeed defined by a particular form of money/credit creation–a joint public and private credit apparatus, deeply entwined, that tends toward instability.

    • Paula D April 12, 2024 at 4:22 pm #

      People understand the concept of a Ponzi scheme if it is explained to them when a criminal does it outside of the regular system, but can’t seem to grasp the fact that if you have an economic system that relies on profit, which has to come from outside the productive system, or a money creation system that relies on interest paid, which has to come from outside the money created by debt, those are both Ponzi schemes.
      They are just sanctified and exalted by the propaganda system, which functions to convince people that the system they live in, which relies on ever-expanding sales and ever-expanding money supply, can somehow work.

      But they don’t. At some point, the bubbles pop, much to the surprise and dismay of the brainwashed, and newly unemployed.

      ”They used to tell me I was building a dream
      And so I followed the mob
      When their was earth to plow or guns to bear
      I was always their right on the job

      They used to tell me I was building a dream
      With peace and glory ahead
      Why should I be standing in line
      Just waiting for bread?

      Once I built a railroad, I made it run
      Made it race against time
      Once I built a railroad, now it’s done
      Brother, can you spare a dime?

      Once I built a tower up to the sun
      Brick and rivet and lime
      Once I built a tower, now it’s done
      Brother, can you spare a dime?

      Once in khaki suits, gee we looked swell
      Full of that Yankee-Doodly-dumb
      Half a million boots went sloggin’ through Hell
      And I was the kid with the drum:”

    • Epicur April 12, 2024 at 5:12 pm #

      “JHK recognizes, like an economist named Hyman Minsky understood back in the early 1980s, that there is a inherent instability in American financial capitalism …”

      Instability is a fact of life in the universe. Minsky was right in recognizing that debt was the vulnerable point in capitalism, but the delusion that there is a stable system somewhere is just the BS that politicians and most economists sell to the suckers.

  39. scoubidou123 April 12, 2024 at 4:02 pm #

    After three years, it might be time to let go of the dark fantasy that people are about to drop like flies from the vaccine.

    • Slugoon April 12, 2024 at 4:32 pm #

      I have to agree. The goalposts keep moving. When everybody didn’t drop dead immediately it went to ‘within x months/years’. When that didn’t happen it went to ‘oh, it’s latent and will happen at some point’. Now it’s ‘causing this that or the other’.

      I wish we could instead concentrate on how utterly useless it was and how egregious it was to coerce the taking of it and the silencing of dissenting opinion. That’s the real tragedy of Covid, not the get-rich-quick vaccine itself.

      • OG April 12, 2024 at 5:19 pm #

        Huh? They ran their known, admitted globally coordinated charade to jab BILLIONS globally … all for a mysterious swill that does not do any good … therefore, it probably does little harm … ?

        Good thinking.

        • malthuss April 12, 2024 at 5:33 pm #

          what are the death rates now n in 2019?

          I have heard a few stories from the vaxed or their families.

          • OG April 12, 2024 at 6:07 pm #

            There is copious research indicating multi-sigma increases in excess deaths throughout the jabbed world while Slugger requires a New York Times headline in order to believe it.

        • Slugoon April 13, 2024 at 8:07 am #

          That’s not what I said. I agree entirely with your description of the whole shady operation. But I have to apply the same standards to the swill as I did to the designer virus. Covid was harmless for most people. It would appear the ‘vaccines’ are harmless for most people too. Based on the evidence of my own eyes and ears.

  40. Epicur April 12, 2024 at 4:40 pm #

    Anyone who was around in the 1970s and did not know we were locked in to this economic fate had (or still has) some hard lessons to learn.

    Now wage and price controls are on the horizon. No doubt there are games to be played with the economy for a while yet, but don’t get rid of your wheelbarrow, you may need it yet for a shopping trip.

    The Res Publica is starting to bind up like an engine that is running without oil – soon it will seize and cease to function. Like the Roman Senate that continued to meet for centuries after Augustus took control, our Republic will continue in name only, and the power will continue to shift to the oligarchs.

    Mr Trump is a symptom of the fact that some of the frogs sense the rising temperature, but we’ve been cooking for sixty years.

    The only wild cards are the WMD.

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    • Socrates-Detroit April 13, 2024 at 9:57 am #

      @Epicur Well said. I’d raise you, and say I think the oligarchs have always controlled the US economy.

      The US was founded by “dissident oligarchs”.

      After the Civil War, the rapid pace of industrialization made big capital more important. The City of London took a bigger role with Wall Street, which took a big role with railroads and corporate America. And that was the final nail in the coffin of the American Experiment (as wrong as slavery was, and it was the POISON PILL in the US of A, the War of Northern Aggression pretty much is the beginning of the end of the Great American Experiment called the Constitutional Government with Limited Powers and Checks and Balances).

      The City of London in turn, was in part central bankers who profited from wars, like the Rothschilds.

      Back to our point, in the US, there has been a fight or struggle over how much big capital owns and controls since the late 1800s in the US.

      From 1946 to 1963, the stars aligned, and the oligarchs were able to get richer, but so did the working and middle class in the US (though big capital got “more richer” than the masses). As America was the only game on earth for making things and making money. It was in big capital’s interest to invest in plant and equipment and to increase wages, improving productivity and raising profits.

      Before that, from 1932 to 1940, big capital ran things, but VERY BIG capital got more from less big capital. FDR’s “reforms” kept big capital in charge, but provided the perception (to many, but far from all Americans) that the ordinary man was getting a better deal.

      Before 1932, most Americans benefitted from the Labor movement, whether they were “labor” or not.

      We’ve come a long way, even if we don’t always appreciate it. Hundreds, thousands probably, died in strikes and labor protest that were violently put down, that paved the way to 40-hour work weeks, better working conditions, and so on.

      (Things the rich work around by outsourcing to poorer places).

      Since the late 1960s, America’s middle and working classes have been slowly, but consistently squeezed.

      In terms of income, and assets, the percent of both of those going to or owned by the top 1% has been, and continues to, rise.

      • Epicur April 13, 2024 at 10:26 am #

        “I’d raise you, and say I think the oligarchs have always controlled the US economy.”

        True. Essentially any society above a tribal fission/fusion group is dominated by an oligarchy.

        When the US was young and the frontier open there were niches where a man could be beyond the reach of an oligarchy, but today one must keep one’s head down and “go by the rules” to avoid their attention.

        See: “Iron Law of Oligarchy”

  41. The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 5:02 pm #

    Seeds & JMG’s Discovery Of The Governpimp

    I’ve recently had another such verbal seed crystal drop into my mind. This one wasn’t anything like as worldshaking as the concept of decline has turned out to be, and it also had a curious feature; I grasped the concept in an instant but I had to invent a word for it. The word I came up with is ‘lenocracy’. The first part of that word comes from leno, the Latin term for a pimp. Yes, what the word means is a government of pimps.

    Let’s unpack that phrase a little bit. If, as the saying goes, prostitution is the world’s oldest profession, then pimping must be up there in the oldest half dozen or so. What makes a pimp economically interesting is that he adds no value to the exchanges from which he profits. He doesn’t produce any goods or services himself. His role is wholly parasitic. He inserts himself into the transaction between the sex worker who provides the service and the customer who wants it, and takes a cut of the price in exchange for allowing the transaction to happen.

    This kind of parasitic interaction is far from unusual in economics, but it’s not always as common as it is now. There are societies and eras in which most economic activity is mediated by pimps of various kinds, and other societies and other eras in which such arrangements are relatively rare (and often harshly penalized). Right now, in the modern industrial world, we live in an economy where nearly all exchanges are subject not just to the exactions[sic?] of a single pimp but to whole regiments of pimps, each of whom has to be paid in order for the exchange to take place. Furthermore, this orgy of pimping is sponsored, controlled, and mandated by government at all levels and by the holders of political and economic power more generally. Thus, lenocracy.”

    ~ John Michael Greer

    “Our lives are a fraud, Northwest Resident.
    Even Kunstler doesn’t seem to catch the fundamental seed of the coercive/embedded-violence-based nature of the crony-capitalist governpimp state setups. And now, the mere flapping of butterfly’s wings is approaching hurricane-force, while we all throw our children and grandchildren under the bus for padding/air-bags/shock-absorbers.”

    ~ Caelan MacIntyre, (AKA, The Man They Call Zazelle), Peak Oil Barrel, 11/20/2014 at 4:12 pm

  42. scoubidou123 April 12, 2024 at 5:20 pm #

    I have no problem believing the worst that Israelis say about Palestinians. October 7th was a bunch of bloodthirsty whackos descending on Israel screaming for joy as they went about killing and maiming themselves as many Jews as they could.

    But then I have no problem believing the worst that Palestinians say about Israelis. An initially tiny strip of land on which Jews were a majority keeps expanding; and Israelis use their military and economic supremacy to ethnically clean Palestinians from a greater Israel more more to their liking.

    People have tried for decades to find compromises, and they all keep failing because there is no shortage of extremists and sickos on either side to torpedo them, and it keeps getting worse. By now, there is so much bad blood and hatred between them, I don’t see how it could possibly be mended. Just go at it .

    Unpopular opinion: we don’t need to choose a side. Leave us out of this mess. We don’t have a dog in this fight. We don’t have to believe one side is an angel and another a demon.

    • benr April 12, 2024 at 5:25 pm #

      One side actually produces things the world uses the other side produces…angry people and Jihadis.
      I guess they also have uses to some.

      • malthuss April 12, 2024 at 5:37 pm #

        Israel gets aid from where? Could it exist without its [hidden] nukes?
        what does it produce? Spyware in our military devices?

        angry people ..they have a right to be angry.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 5:47 pm #

          Methinks Benjamin R may need to periodically yank his head out of his lower orifice.

          • benr April 12, 2024 at 6:42 pm #

            No one believes that you actually think and as you point at someone there are three fingers pointing back.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 9:56 pm #

            Difference is I don’t feel the need to appeal to consensus. I can actually make up my own mind– you know, think. Just like you said.

            So rather than wetting your shorts over all those pointing fingers, enlighten me.

          • benr April 12, 2024 at 11:54 pm #

            Most of your responses show an actual lack of thinking.
            But I digress since I am the one going against the leftist mantra of Israel bad Palestinians good.
            Going along with the nation and country destroying Marxist dogma is now considered thinking for oneself how droll.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 13, 2024 at 8:44 am #

            Translation: ‘I got nothing.’ ~ benr

          • benr April 13, 2024 at 11:14 am #

            Translation you’re an idiot.
            I got nothing but common sense at some point you just point and laugh.

            Pointing and laughing.

            “Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time, and it annoys the pig.” Robert Heinlein

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 14, 2024 at 10:01 pm #

            Translation: “Here’s some more nothing, masquerading as nothing.” ~ benr

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 5:48 pm #

          ‘bibir’

        • benr April 12, 2024 at 6:41 pm #

          You asked but I am going to say use google and learn something today.

          Hi tech they have a Silicon valley and many medical advances.
          Food and clothes.
          Palestinians make?
          Nothing they produce zero.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 7:06 pm #

            Assuming that’s even true, why might you think that is? Do those in Israel has ‘build more’ gene that those in Palestine simply lack? Or is it something(s) else? Do enlighten us, Bibi.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 7:10 pm #

            I guess that since they don’t build anything, and apparently live in what some have described as an open air prison (Why would they say that? That’s just plain silly,) they might as well be bombed to smithereens, so useless and decrepit as they are.

            Glad we have you on these forums to set the rest of us straight on the Palestine condition.

          • OG April 12, 2024 at 8:25 pm #

            … they might as well be bombed to smithereens, so useless and decrepit as they are.

            And doubly so when one considers that their filthy open-air prison is right where the Ben-Gurion Canal is going to be!

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 10:05 pm #

            @OG, I guess the apparent flooding of all those tunnels– shades of flooding the WW2 Nazi prisoners’ chambers with gas– merely amounted to some kind of pre-process in that regard ay?

          • benr April 12, 2024 at 11:54 pm #

            More Marxist talking points,

            Keep rolling out the bullshit.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 13, 2024 at 8:50 am #

            “Guilt by association
            Further information: Ad hominem

            This form of the argument is as follows:

            Group A makes a particular claim.
            Group B, which is currently viewed negatively by some, makes the same claim as Group A.
            Therefore, Group A is viewed as associated with Group B, and is now also viewed negatively.

            An example of this fallacy would be ‘My opponent for office just received an endorsement from the Puppy Haters Association. Is that the sort of person you would want to vote for?’ ” ~ Wikipedia

          • benr April 13, 2024 at 11:11 am #

            Doesn’t discount the simple fact you are preaching Marxist talking points verbatim.

          • OG April 13, 2024 at 12:40 pm #

            @benr

            You completely miss all the points while you lash out in your close-minded defence of genocidal hell.

            This is not a Capitalism vs Marxism-type argument. But, please understand, whenever the Jews were occupied (and never in the bombarded hell that is present-day Gaza!), they were the downtrodden. That’s what. like, about half of The First Testament is all about.

            God grant you eyes to see.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 14, 2024 at 10:14 pm #

            a. vague allusions to ‘Marxism’
            b. even if allusions were concretized, I might agree w/ them anyway. see also, c.
            c. ‘strange bedfellow’ is one of my nicknames elsewhere and I’m pretty sure we all have some things in common with other people with whom we have little in common (lulz)
            d. Marxism appears problematic from a concrete definitional standpoint
            e. WRT d., I don’t really care anyway
            f. venn diagrams

            Time’s up. Please hand in your exam.

            Class dismissed.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 5:46 pm #

        “I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”

        ~ Smedley Butler, Major General, United States Marine Corps

        “Islam has been pissed-off at Western Civ… in modern times when Islam got pushed around because Western Civ wanted its oil.”

        ~ JHK

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 5:33 pm #

      We don’t have a dog in this fight.” ~ scoubidou123

      If you’re in the USA and pay taxes, you probably already have a dog in this fight.

      At any rate, with the obvious decline of the American Empire for all to see on You Tube (increasing homelessness, boarded up homes, decaying infrastructure, looting, etc.), tax-slaves and in the face of increasing stagflation are going to be less and less enthused about paying anything for anything overseas…

      Including Israel.

      Israel may indeed be within its last hurrah.

      • King of Comedy April 12, 2024 at 9:27 pm #

        There are few things more comical than hearing somebody from Canada, the place with the lowest average levels of testosterone among males on the planet, make dire pronouncements on the fate of other countries. Aside from the pleasant perception that there were considerably fewer white eunuchs walking around, a plus any way you slice it, would anybody honestly notice if Canada disappeared tomorrow?

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 9:45 pm #

          We don’t have a dog in this fight.” ~ scoubidou123

          “If you’re in the USA and pay taxes, you probably already have a dog in this fight.” ~ The Man They Call Zazelle

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 9:46 pm #

          The rest of your comment is irrelevant to the topic.

        • benr April 12, 2024 at 11:57 pm #

          Indeed, yet another country who stole the land from the hapless indians and murder them to boot.

          Might be time for all of them useless canuks to head on back over the pond from whence their forefathers came and quit preaching bullshit.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 13, 2024 at 8:58 am #

            I’m an anarchist. I don’t believe in the State. I also believe in natural migration-patterns, as opposed to State-controlled/mediated/engineered artificial migration patterns– you know, like a glorified zookeeper/owner, ‘Hey we need a few new monkeys here… And over here, we can add…’– apparently like the one the so-called USA is currently experiencing and those hereon are complaining about– rightly so perhaps.

            Nuance, Bibi R. Try it, you’ll like it.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 13, 2024 at 9:04 am #

            Guano

            To help spell it out; to at least help make ‘Israel-Zion’ viable, a natural, organic, grassroots approach would seem more warranted, over a sudden State-based air-drop.

            Likewise with the USA and its recent ‘air-drops’.

        • Soul Forensics April 14, 2024 at 3:39 am #

          “Canada, the place with the lowest average levels of testosterone among males on the planet” — KOC

          Bullshit.

          Canada’s at the same level as the U.S. Both are far behind many other countries on Earth, including such ‘powerhouses’ as Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Nigeria.

          Also, to attack someone for their supposed low testosterone on a blog where you don’t see, let alone know, anyone else, seems a little … unscientific? One person among multiple millions isn’t representative of anything.

          But please continue, tough guy, you’re quite (unintentionally) entertaining.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 14, 2024 at 8:46 pm #

            Well-said, Soul’.

  43. The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 5:21 pm #

    As Scott Adams points out, Israel has decided to pawn off its Holocaust cred in order to treat its enemies as harshly as possible, so as not to get wiped off the map. Israel has treated the Palestinians very harshly. (The October 7 Hamas raid was pretty darn harsh, too.)” ~ JHK

    One has to appreciate the utter genius of the ‘Never Again’ crowd popping their asses smack-dab in the middle of a hostile neighbourhood…

    It’s like some kind of post-emptive (if that’s a word) suicide pact.

    @Jarek, Madagascar, ay? I’m wondering if they got some offer they couldn’t refuse for Israel, beyond the religious thing.

    What was wrong with Madagascar? Too peaceful? Too secure? Not religious enough? Not flauntingly suicidal enough?

    Hypothetical (though not entirely implausible):

    USA (calling Israel)…
    Israel (Barbra Streisand’s My Heart Belongs To Me ringtone sounding): “Yes?”
    USA: “Howdy podner. US again.”
    Israel: “Yes-yes…”
    USA: “Yes… well as you should also know, we seem to have confirmed peak oil. 2018.”
    Israel: “Oy vey…”
    USA: “Yes, oy vey is right…”
    Israel: “So what now?”
    USA: “We’ll set up Hamas to think it’s a go. That’ll give you the opportunity to clean up shop, starting with Gaza before we can’t prop you up anymore.”
    Israel: “I guess this is it…”
    USA: “You got it podner… Do or die. Now or never…”

    • beantownbill. April 12, 2024 at 5:56 pm #

      Uh, ZAZ, it is surprising that you’re so unaware that you can’t take into account what the land means to the Jews, whether or not you think they should be there.

      Madagascar? Really? What about the Madagascarians or whatever you call them? What if they didn’t want the Jews there? Then you’re trading Palestinians for black Africans. Then where do the Jews go,Caelan? Antartica?

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 6:14 pm #

        Uh, beantownbill, I get the religious thing, that’s why it was mentioned (‘Not religious enough?’). I also get that there are issues with Madagascar as well. But I mean, Jarek said that it was offered. So maybe some issues were transcended, I don’t know.

        As for where do the Jews go, well shit, where are they now? All over the world, yes? Why some special place for them? Cuz God says so? See? It says so right here in this book/on this temple/synagogue. Hey, I want Madagascar. Give it to me! ‘u^

        • Beryl of Oyl April 12, 2024 at 6:49 pm #

          Same could be said of the people in Palestine. We saw various Muslims pouring into Europe and Canada and Australia and the US, but that piece of land means so much to them?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 7:29 pm #

            Beryl of Oyl, as you know I’m an anarchist. We all are if you think about it, but that’s an argument for another time…

            Israel as a State– the way it may operate, possibly with coercive taxation, but certainly with MIC assets– I’m unsure even qualifies as a righteous/moral kind of deal, as per the Torah, or qualifies as a Zion.

            I’ve heard other arguments as well– the Khazars not even from around there, etc.– and it would seem that there’s a ‘weight’– and when you add mine here– that seems to lean toward Israel folding up.

            It may happen anyway. If Israel’s inhabitants want to leverage some kind of integrity, they will go it more on their own, without the USA, or as much of it as it has had. USA also has its own problems.

            Let’s try to see this holistically, systemically.

            Again, Israel-Palestine is a bit like a kind of geopolitical version of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, a storm that just won’t go away. What’s the point? It needs to go away, somehow. It does no one any favours, even if you want to make your argument here about the people in Palestine.

            Maybe that’s what ‘Israel’ has concluded as well and is now in the process of trying to bomb Palestine into true/final oblivion– genocide to some perhaps– and then the last one can turn off the lights and go home.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 7:51 pm #

            The Darwin Award

            Unfortunately, though, as Israel ‘pawns off its Holocaust cred’ in the name of whatever it thinks is right or necessary, it may well pawn off its very existence in the process, and risk its own Holocaust 2.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 7:53 pm #

            “A dead man of a religious war cannot practice his religion.”

            ~ The Man They Call Zazelle, 2024-04-12

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 6:15 pm #

        Did they offer Mars?

  44. malthuss April 12, 2024 at 5:55 pm #

    I found this,

    “The citizens of one region or another of our country might go so far as to establish their own money”

    In Utah, Wyoming, Nevada and, I believe, New Hampshire, there is a currency that, thanks to vacuum technology, has small amounts of gold infused between two layers of polymer.

    These are called “Goldbacks.” Many businesses in these states already accept Goldbacks as legal tender. It is quite an ingenious solution to our worthless paper dollars. Goldbacks have enabled the average joe to buy small amounts of gold instead of a coin worth $2,000.00.

    I have heard that South Dakota, Arizona and Idaho are also looking into Goldbacks.

    A digital currency will sucker many, but humans are clever and they will find a way to cover their transactions without the digital currency either through clever inventions such as the Goldback or through a barter system. No doubt the Fed will try this lunacy as the dollar loses its global reserve status and “joe biden” continues to fund illegal wars throughout the world feeding inflation.

    The shit is going to hit the fan. We all know it. Economic laws have been subverted temporarily but they cannot be changed. The law will be satisfied.

    Git your gold and silver and build up your barter kits. You’re going to need them.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 6:00 pm #

      I’ve expressed concern about this before, but if gold, silver or whatever is a currency that is somehow pegged to and controlled by government decree, then it would seem to place us in a kind of ‘back to square one’ bind of sorts.

      The idea is an unpegged currency, which would make it illegal. A bit like moonshining during prohibition.

      But sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 6:08 pm #

        I will qualify the above with ‘would likely make it illegal’. I know that there are already local/community currencies but I suspect they are pegged and/or tightly controlled/regulated and I’m unsure a government would tolerate a completely unregulated unpegged parallel/alternative currency.

  45. JohnAZ April 12, 2024 at 8:51 pm #

    One, two, three here we go. If you are there, Night Owl, you might enjoy this.

    National Geographic

    “In a First, Microplastic Particles have been Linked to Heart Disease”

    Tara Haelle April 11, 2024

    Summary

    The study involved 304 adults who had Carotid Endarterectomy, cleaning plaque from their carotid arteries to avoid stroke. The plaque was analyzed for plastic content. It had Micro and nano plastics in them. They found polyethylene in 58% and PVC in 12%. In looking, they found foreign particles in macrophages, white blood cells.

    They followed 257 of these folks for the next 2-3 years. The patients with micro and nano plastics n their plaques were 4.5 times more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or death in the next several years.

    Researchers cannot say whether or how the plastics contribute to heart disease but a hypothesis is that the macrophage activity is triggering immunological inflammation.

    A quote from Philip Landergan, a pediatrician and epidemiological specialist from Boston College.

    Until now, the mantra has always been, well, the particles are there, but we do not know anything about what they are doing. This paper changes that. He believes more research is needed to see what other organs may be damaged.

    HMMMM.

    Looking up PEG, a constituent of the vaxx, polyethylene glycol, is it possible the introduction of it in nano sized particle might create nanoplastics? Is this the smoking gun that has surprised the mRNA industry with so many adverse effects?

    Are there other polymer derivatives in the vaxx we do not know about? I know they were desperate to get a carrier that worked.

    This is totally a question, I have no clue if PEG can do this. Does anyone else have data to rule it out?

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    • JohnAZ April 12, 2024 at 8:53 pm #

      Also, if PEG is there, what is the effect of it on the immune system. The article I read said that people can become sensitized to it, what is macrophage reaction to just plain old PEG in the body.

      • tucsonspur April 12, 2024 at 9:03 pm #

        What about peg, pvc, in all sorts of products contributing to the problem? Scale not small enough even with their breakdown?

        • JohnAZ April 12, 2024 at 10:01 pm #

          Scale not small enough?????

          breakdown??????

          You are right, the statement is that PEG is biologically inert. Used in laxatives and skin care products.

          Ever been used in the blood?????

          How do macrophages react if found in cell tissue or blood?????

          Can PEG be restructured???? Can it be made into microplastics by the body or the body’s attack on it??????? Or nanoplastics??????

          Do I ever think much of anything else will be investigated about this??????

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 12, 2024 at 10:26 pm #

            U R in a question-mark mood.

          • tucsonspur April 12, 2024 at 10:38 pm #

            44, no less no more.

          • JohnAZ April 12, 2024 at 11:49 pm #

            Nah, just perturbed by the way nothing has been done to look at Covid and its Vaxx . Maybe the ??? is how many questions need to be researched and answered about my questions.

            For instance, a lot of discussion has been made about the S protein and its effects on the immune system, what about the vaxx carrier, what if it is a culprit. That is my point.

            If lots of ??????? gets someone fired up? Good.

            And TS. you got anything else to do? HAha.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 13, 2024 at 9:07 am #

            That’s understandable. All too often these daze, I too get in a kind of WTF???? question-mark mood.

    • Soul Forensics April 14, 2024 at 3:48 am #

      PEG is heavily concentrated oxalate. When ingested in sufficient amounts, it can kill you outright. Everyone has some amount of it accumulated in tissues.

      It’s used as an additive in many foodstuffs and medicines and supplements, even toothpaste.

      Read all labels carefully!

  46. RD3 April 12, 2024 at 9:22 pm #

    Islam is a red herring. Sure, they want to kill Jews and will kill Christians if they can, but they’re much like a rabid Pit Bull locked in an enclosure. Mean, snarling, angry, ready to kill, etc., but if you don’t open the gate, they are harmless. Islam is only a threat to the US because they have been intentionally imported here. Ditto most of Europe. Though, in the east, they share a tenuous border.

    Imagine how wonderful this country would be to live in if we had maintained our pre-1965 immigration policy? Who changed our immigration policy and lied about it in order to pass the legislation?

    Imagine if, instead of fighting and killing each other, European nations had banded together and pushed eastward in a new “Crusade?” Why were those suicidal European wars fought? Who agitated for war?

    • tucsonspur April 12, 2024 at 10:37 pm #

      The Knights of Tucson are forming!

    • JohnAZ April 12, 2024 at 11:54 pm #

      As folks mature economically, the become more conservative about tax and spend, the Dems main program. So, I guess the Dems had to go elsewhere to get new recruits. Looking at Biden’s polls with the Blacks and Latinos, they better come up with something this time, like maybe somehow enfranchising the illegals.

      • TruthSeeker1986 April 13, 2024 at 12:14 am #

        @JohnAZ

        Can you elaborate more on this? -Puts a mic to your face-
        Aren’t the illegals Latinos? I mean most of them anyway.

        • benr April 13, 2024 at 12:16 pm #

          No not anymore.
          Huge waves of Chinese men mixed in they call them OTM = other than mexican.

        • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 1:48 pm #

          Right Benr, and Muslims from the Middle East. Do they assimilate and become American? Absolutely not, that is the rub.

          • benr April 14, 2024 at 6:27 pm #

            Not even just Muslims look at the Catholic Chaldeans they are so far away from Americans as to be utterly alien.
            They use every welfare trick in the book. pile in multiple families to a house and then use the welfare money to buy every liquor store in town.
            They busted of several prostitution rings and drug rings involving these people in El Cajon.

        • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

          TS1986

          People, as they age, become more conservative. They accumulate wealth and need to protect it from the scavengers in DC.

          That is what this country is, TS. It is competition for wealth. It is no wonder that the governments take away about 50% of our individual wealth. Then look around, what are you getting for your “donation”?

          Vote for the Libs and what do you get? More of your wealth spirited away and used to buy votes for the Libs.

    • TruthSeeker1986 April 13, 2024 at 12:34 am #

      @RD3

      Exactly, so it’s hard to get fully mad at the Muslims when all these countries have backstabbing shitty leaders running them, the majority of them WHITE PEOPLE. You would think for that many Muslims to be living in Europe and America like this, these nations would first need to have THEIR PEOPLE running those countries first.

      But no instead you got dumbfuck white people on the left side of politics gleefully letting them pour in, and the stupid far right leaders aren’t any better because they won’t even deport them even when they do get elected. So they are just as bad and guilty as the shitlibs that let all these people in. Yet for some reason people think if they elect someone like La Penn she’ll do a better job than Georgina, but women prove to be fragile creatures when called “racist” or shown images of dead babies, etc.

      They’ll cave and will say “okay, let these people in.” Look how stiff the Muslims are in Arab nations..You can show them a dozen photos of Dead Palestinians and they still won’t take them in. Show this to white nations, “awww how sad….We need to take them in immediately!” That’s the key difference, European leaders are weak. TOO weak to govern or run anything because their emotions control and make the decisions for them.

      • Jarek April 13, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

        Yes. Saw a video of a sinking boat full of Black African refugees. They made the mistake of moving towards an Arab fishing vessel. The Arabs just laughed at them.

        We must learn to make our faces like flint. Perhaps that will help our hearts harden up as well.

        • malthuss April 13, 2024 at 7:20 pm #

          And Whites would get the same from the infidels

          …..ya read of Amandas new lawsuit.

    • GreenAlba April 13, 2024 at 5:57 pm #

      “Why were those suicidal European wars fought? Who agitated for war?”

      I would recommend two books co-authored by Gerry Docherty and James MacGregor:

      Hidden History: the Secret Origins of the First World War

      Prolonging the Agony: How the Anglo-American Establishment Deliberately Extended WWI by Three-and-a-Half Years.

      Those will answer your question.

  47. tucsonspur April 12, 2024 at 10:39 pm #

    Zaz, nothing like an anarchist with a sense of humor!

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 13, 2024 at 11:07 am #

      It’s either that or sob or scream I guess.

  48. Htruth April 13, 2024 at 1:08 am #

    The Fed is going bankrupt: https://americanyellowvest.wordpress.com/2024/04/13/the-fed-is-going-bankrupt/

    • tucsonspur April 13, 2024 at 3:12 am #

      That is funny. They’re printing money and they’re going broke!

      • Epicur April 13, 2024 at 11:03 am #

        There is a difference between illiquid and insolvent (which is essentially bankrupt).

        The US will not be illiquid as long as they can print. The US will become insolvent when enough buyers stop showing up for the Treasury Auctions.

        At that time we will completely transmogrify into a command economy and the buyers will be those we can command (including foreign sovereigns dependent on our military power for their continued sovereignty).

        We are pretty close to that point today.

        • Jarek April 13, 2024 at 12:52 pm #

          That was always coming. Capitalism is fatally flawed, infinite desire meets finite resources. A ponzi scheme, both practically and existentially (in terms of the finite earth).

          Practically: Why should things keep on expanding? Because they meet obstacles. Limits. The deep Congo river marks the border of the Chimp realm. On the other side it’s Bonobos. But for the river, the Chimps would genocide the Bonobos.

          And there’s “artificial” borders, like the Russian sphere. Our Oligarchs want what they have. But they are too strong.

          Another existential: Once capital centralizes enough, the workers can’t afford to buy guns or butter, even if they work in gun factories or butter plants. So it’s Command or let them starve.

          • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 2:01 pm #

            Once capital centralizes enough?

            By whom? This is where we disagree, Jarek, my point is always that allowing the government to set the agenda is like kids in a candy store, chaos. And it works in the opposite direction, crony capitalism, the enemy of free markets originates in government and its control.

            Capitalism is a Ponzi scheme, all economic situations are. Your description is right on.

            So the question is, how do you control the Ponzi boys.

            Catch 22.

          • Jarek April 13, 2024 at 3:05 pm #

            I’ve already told you – with strong government. Risky? Yes – like everything worth having.

  49. Qwibqwib April 13, 2024 at 2:54 am #

    Death Train’s a comin

    I can still hear that stranger say,

    as he walked up on us kids at play…

    “You had better go home early, you know the way,

    and run far from here, and stay away!”

    ’cause Death Train’s a comin…

    It’s hard to hear yet, and the sky is clear.

    The weeds are taller than this time last year.

    The machinations are a little harder to hear,

    but Death Train’s a comin…

    Save your worries for another time

    it’s far past the luxury of time,

    it has all been an illusion,

    bearing down on us like a beacon

    Death train unleashes it’s crime

    So hard to see now, the sky is black

    they released a horrible lout,

    and it’s tail is spreading though slack

    poison for all, none shall lack

    Death train throughout

    Body mind and spirit, up in poisonous acrid smoke

    Was once solid, is now spread amongst these folk

    Enough for all, a community of victims,

    Everyone can now choke

    Death Train is generous

    • tucsonspur April 13, 2024 at 3:14 am #

      Bleak to the bone.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 13, 2024 at 11:15 am #

      “Some boys kiss me, some boys hug me
      I think they’re okay
      If they don’t give me proper credit, I just walk away
      They can beg and they can plead
      But they can’t see the light (That’s right)
      ‘Cause the boy with the cold hard cash is always Mister Right

      [Chorus]
      ‘Cause we are living in a material world
      And I am a material girl
      You know that we are living in a material world
      And I am a material girl

      Some boys romance, some boys slow dance
      That’s all right with me
      If they can’t raise my interest, then I have to let them be
      Some boys try and some boys lie
      But I don’t let them play (No way)
      Only boys that save their pennies make my rainy day

      [Chorus]

      Boys may come and boys may go
      And that’s all right, you see
      Experience has made me rich and now they’re after me

      [Chorus]” ~ Madonna

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 13, 2024 at 12:48 pm #

        “If they don’t give me proper credit, I just walk away-yay…”

        tinyurl.com/3ua99s8n

        Zick Zack

        youtu.be/hBTNyJ33LWI?si=CThHxAERx-LOKNd1

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 13, 2024 at 11:17 am #

      @Qwibqwib is that your own? If not, who’s?

      • Qwibqwib April 15, 2024 at 9:31 pm #

        Yes, this is my own poem. I wrote it after the East Palestine train derailment 2/3/23 in Ohio. Did you see Norfolk Southern recently settled with the city for ~$600mm?

  50. tucsonspur April 13, 2024 at 3:04 am #

    Today, Stephen Miller said that a vote for Joe Biden is a vote for the US becoming a member of the third world. Sure enough.

    Up in Yonkers, NY, at a Ramada Inn, a brawl broke out between illegal aliens, (turd world termites), and police who were responding to a disturbance.

    “We escaped our countries because we weren’t safe, now we’re not safe here,” said a migrant from Venezuela, who is among the 82 families being housed at the Ramada Inn.

    Migrants first arrived at the location last May, and were welcomed with donations from non-profit groups and Westchester residents. But in the months since, the asylum seekers say they’ve been harassed by social service administrators and intimidated by security guards they employ.

    The chief complaint is workers entering rooms without warning, or with no one present. The occupants have been told the reason is to remove unsafe appliances, like hotpots, which are not allowed.

    “My iron, my hair dryer, things for work have disappeared,” one migrant said.

    Others claim money and jewelry have been stolen. They say their complaints are met with calls to the police.

    Welcome to America, termites, and Obama’s version of the Kalergi plan!

    In other news, the faithfully biased media was at it again, distorting the shooting incident involving criminal Dexter Reed:

    ‘Black Man Stopped For Seat-Belt Violation, Shot Indiscriminately By Chicago Cops’ Times of India. Domestic examples abound, including the obsequious Fake Tapper.

    Reed fired first wounding a cop after allegedly emptying his clip.

    On a more wonderful, positive note;

    Former President Donald Trump’s interaction with a supporter at a Chick-fil-A in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday has gone viral.

    Trump’s deputy director of communications, Margo Martin, took to X, formerly Twitter, to share a video of the former president’s interaction with a Black woman supporter as she tells the former president: “I don’t care what the media tells you, Mr. Trump, we support you!”

    I’d post a link, but it will more than likely be deleted.

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    • TruthSeeker1986 April 13, 2024 at 8:23 am #

      In some way it already is third world….There is no “becoming.”

    • Beryl of Oyl April 13, 2024 at 11:36 am #

      Black people get a bad press. No one wants to believe me, because they see all these media stories showing blacks getting away with something awful, and the media supporting them.

      Those are carefully curated stories and those along with the TV negroes like Joyce Reid give white Americans a distorted view of black Americans, deliberately.

      They want us hating each other.

      • benr April 13, 2024 at 12:15 pm #

        That is actually very true, but it is a reality blacks commit the most violent crime often on each other.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 13, 2024 at 12:58 pm #

          ‘Embedded Violence: It”s The Law!’

          ‘Nature and nurture’…

          And what of that embedded violence of the State and its players? Those ‘entrepreneurs’– current and historical– and their ‘laws’?
          Anything about that? Or do you just want to prematurely end it, like that half-assed talking-head corporate media schlock journalism, at ‘…blacks commit the most violent crime often on each other.’ and leave it at that?

          —-

          “They subjugate the meek
          But it’s the rhetoric of failure…”

          ~ Spirits In The Material World, by The Police

          • elysianfield April 13, 2024 at 3:38 pm #

            Zaz,
            Do you know WHY they commit the majority of their crimes against other blacks?

            Convenience.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 14, 2024 at 10:34 pm #

            Yet you call yourself black, yes? What’s with the apparent disconnect?

          • elysianfield April 15, 2024 at 12:51 am #

            “Yet you call yourself black, yes”

            Zaz, I call myself black, “no”.

            Because I invite someone to kiss my big black ass does not mean I am black. As a matter of fact, I am as white as the driven snow. Do you speak German or Yiddish?

            There is no disconnect in my statement. Blacks attack other Blacks because they are close at hand…available.

            Convenient.

        • Jarek April 13, 2024 at 1:07 pm #

          https://www.amren.com/features/2024/04/why-electing-blacks-is-disaster-for-whites/

          Good article. We all want the same things. But the races very tremendously in their methods of attaining said things. East and South Asians will cheat their way through college, but still learn. Blacks don’t belong there to begin with, will beg, threaten, and cheat to get through, and not learn a thing!

          Kip Kano, the first great East African marathon runner, rejected with scorn the idea that his people had a genetic advantage. They just trained harder! They were better people than the lazy Whites.

          Bosh. Whites trained just as hard or harder. The East Africans (of the Kalenjin lineage) were just naturally far superior.

          Whites want to win but can’t in most of track and some field. Blacks want to win but can’t in academia and careers. But they can if everything is tilted in their favor. Then and only then – in general. There are always a few exceptions – like great White sprinters.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 13, 2024 at 2:02 pm #

          There was a period of time when truly violent crime in black neighborhoods was treated less harshly than street-level drug dealing.

          I was still seeing, up until recently when they stopped punishing virtually all criminals, that when someone did commit a crime with a gun it was not dealt with in a manner to prevent its recurrence.

          By that I mean, for all the screaming about gun ownership, I would see someone who pulled a gun on someone else right back out on the street again not that long afterward.

          I think it’s possible that allowing the crime in black neighborhoods to get that bad was deliberate, as the goal has been elimination of the 2A all along.

          It’s the legal gun owners that our government cares about.

          • elysianfield April 13, 2024 at 3:34 pm #

            “It’s the legal gun owners that our government cares about.”

            Beryl,
            Indeed, they prefer the low hanging fruit. They want to enforce laws against people who will comply. Criminals are dangerous, and will not comply.

            Of course, we see daily sweeps by the ATF in South Central Chicago arresting armed blacks.

            In our dreams only.

      • Jarek April 13, 2024 at 12:59 pm #

        Amazon

        Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class Hardcover – Illustrated, January 28, 2020
        by Charles Murray (Author)

        All people are equal but, as Human Diversity explores, all groups of people are not the same — a fascinating investigation of the genetics and neuroscience of human differences.

        The thesis of Human Diversity is that advances in genetics and neuroscience are overthrowing an intellectual orthodoxy that has ruled the social sciences for decades. The core of the orthodoxy consists of three dogmas:

        – Gender is a social construct.

        – Race is a social construct.

        – Class is a function of privilege.

        The problem is that all three dogmas are half-truths. They have stifled progress in understanding the rich texture that biology adds to our understanding of the social, political, and economic worlds we live in.

        It is not a story to be feared. “There are no monsters in the closet,” Murray writes, “no dread doors we must fear opening.” But it is a story that needs telling. Human Diversity does so without sensationalism, drawing on the most authoritative scientific findings, celebrating both our many differences and our common humanity.

        Jarek: Happy talk! Murray underestimates himself. He is the monster in the closet. Black Blacks for being under-achievers? Never. It’s all White’s fault. We’re the bad massas. They are the righteous slaves. Again, refusal to take responsibility is the earmark of the slave. They do so refuse and do women.

        • Jarek April 13, 2024 at 1:00 pm #

          correction: Blame Blacks

        • messianicdruid April 13, 2024 at 4:17 pm #

          Equal before the law, equal before THE law. There is no other equality.

          And now we are losing this as well.

  51. tucsonspur April 13, 2024 at 3:22 am #

    Hey John, Haha! that’s good. I’m worried a bit. Trump is looking more and more tired. God forbid.

    It’s all so tenuous isn’t it, having just the one, just Trump.

    • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 1:46 pm #

      Yeah, I try to imagine the situation this year without him. Not pretty for anyone who cares about the USA.

  52. SoftStarLight April 13, 2024 at 4:49 am #

    I love Kong. In the end he too was a sacrificial victim of modernity. A misunderstood cryptid if ever there was one. Then you realize it’s always been a cycle of Great Resets. This one is just the latest episode. The sheer hatred that the overlords have for Russia doesn’t make sense. So they hate Christians and want to devour the resources of Eurasia. Ok. But that doesn’t explain their unrelenting obsession and dedication to this specific project. That is unless there is more to the story than most of us know. Most people don’t know that present day Ukraine was part of the Khazarian empire in the dark ages. Most people also don’t know that much of present day Russia was part of the empire of Tartaria. And the modern images you may see of Ghenghis Khan are deep fakes. He had gray eyes and red hair. But after a previous reset his images today all portray him with Mongolian features rather than as North Eurasian as he was in the old world. It is a movie. That’s how they keep us perpetually hypnotized and disassociated from our real past and identity.

    • Jarek April 13, 2024 at 1:14 pm #

      Kong the King? Do you identify with Fay Ray, his love interest?

      Yeah, Genghis was of mixed race, apparently. You can still see some strange looking people like that over there. Perhaps a descendent of the Nordic Whites in the Tarim Basin, destroyed by the Chinese and/or Mongolians and Turks. To their credit, the Chinese didn’t destroy the White mummies they found. Unlike our anthropologists who stole the giants of Lovelock and buried the Kenewick site.

      The Turks were once far more Mongolian looking than they are now. Even in Turkey, the people on the coast are far more Caucasian than those in the center or east.

      • SoftStarLight April 13, 2024 at 2:13 pm #

        Lol well in my mind I was thinking of the 2005 version with Naomi Watts. But more like it saddens me that he was treated like a zoo animal in the end and not given proper respect.

        I hadn’t realized that the Turks were Mongolian in appearance. It seems like many of them look European but I have seen where some of them appear to be more like Arabs. That is very interesting you mention giants. There were allegedly a race of giants that lived in Tartaria too.

        • Jarek April 13, 2024 at 3:02 pm #

          https://www.yahoo.com/news/conjoined-twins-abby-brittany-hensel-120743381.html

          Is this polygamy, and thus against the law? Two heads and two brains. How many hearts, both figuratively and actually? And how many you knows?

          Couldn’t he have just married one of them?

          • SoftStarLight April 13, 2024 at 4:11 pm #

            two hearts and one you know so they both agreed on it. But he technically married Abby. I do think the narrative around it is crazy. They are saying not to ask questions but then they’re putting that all there which naturally elicits questions. At the same time people can be like rude and nasty. So its a tough situation. I do feel for them

          • Jarek April 14, 2024 at 12:48 pm #

            Oh, the article seemed to imply he married both. So the other is just along for the ride?

            You know what happens next: She gets married too. Guess it will have to be a “rotation” or something.

          • Jarek April 14, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

            Two hearts is good. One and I don’t think they would be viable. Too much for one heart to deal with.

  53. stelmosfire April 13, 2024 at 9:21 am #

    Enough with the negative waves folks. Start some seeds and get the garden going. Cherokee Purples are nice..

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 13, 2024 at 11:40 am #

      I have a few seeds beginning on my window sills… Tomato, bean, arugula, pepper, beet, butternut squash, maybe basil and one or two others I may have forgotten, and some kind of ‘spider flower’.

      I also have a couple of garden-uprooted basil, pepper and beet plants that have overwintered on the sill as houseplants, including a five lemon verbena plants I grew from clippings last summer and from clippings of the plants of those clippings over the winter.

      I am about to go to the seed shop and look for watermelon. I grew some small hybrid melons last summer that did so-so, but planted them too late in the season that was also very wet and cloudy.

      How about you, besides the Cherokee Purples? (I will have to look them up.)

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 13, 2024 at 11:55 am #

        Oh ok, the Cherokees are nice tomatoes! Best with them!

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 13, 2024 at 11:52 am #

      I already have in my relatively-small garden plot some perennials; chive, rubarb (if it’s still alive), strawberry, lemon balm, another plant I forget the name of that grows as a weed but is edible/lemony and helps cut down on other weed growth, as well as the 23 garlics I planted last fall. I like pesto, so I need more basil and parsley. Basil and parsley happen to grow very well everywhere I plant them.

      I had two community garden plots on opposite ends of town last year, but decided on just one this season, since my other plot was getting hit by more theft and had a dubious location in town.

      • elysianfield April 13, 2024 at 3:30 pm #

        ” since my other plot was getting hit by more theft and had a dubious location in town.”

        Ahhh, Grasshopper….

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 14, 2024 at 9:00 pm #

          What does that mean? The theft I didn’t mind too much about and there was little of it, but I already have a plot elsewhere, prefer its location and have enough pots on the boil aside from gardening.
          In any case, during a recent garden get-together, I suggested guerrilla gardening.
          One guy responded by mentioning something about placemarks on Google maps. I responded, ‘Exactly.’. We continued in part joking about seed-bombs and so forth. We’re so dangerous.

          Maybe we could call some projects like that, Project Grasshopper. What do you think? If there are bugs on some plants, plant different plants or plant more of them, or in different locations, etc..

          Adaptation. It’s the (real) law. ‘u^

          • elysianfield April 15, 2024 at 12:46 am #

            Zaz,
            You are wise to avoid the…”dubious locations”.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 13, 2024 at 11:53 am #

      Plant what you like to eat and see what grows well.

    • Anthea April 13, 2024 at 12:43 pm #

      @ stelmosfire:

      My daughter wanted to grow a shit-ton of Amish Paste this year. I started about 15 from seed and wound up with about 12. Cherokee Purple is another favorite. Also Early Girl. Last year we really liked Texas Star and Vorlon (like Cherokee Purple but more medium sized and doesn’t tend to crack, split, and rot). I always plant Persimmon, huge orange tomato, and I’m growing Juane Flamme, Constoluto Genovese and Principe Borghese, which I haven’t grown in years.

      Many years ago, we did a taste test at the garden club, and Juane Flamme was the winner. They’re small “salad tomatoes” also good for drying, but the flavor is excellent.

      I always grow some new or “oddball” types every year. This year it’s Mushroom Basket, Miracle of Earth, Black Sea Man, and some that are supposed to get quite large, like Steakhouse, Pink Elephant, Polish Giant, and Watermelon Beefsteak. We grew Pink Elephant last year and were pleased with it.

      I started a lot of peppers from seed, but germination was very slow and, for some varieties, very poor. None of my Chimayos or Hatches germinated. I got plenty of Baron Poblanos, and a few Mulatto Islenos, Pepperoncinis, Criolla de Cocinas, Alma Paprikas, and Guindillas–really poor germination. Only two or three out of twelve seeds germinated. I did get a lot of Shishitos.

      Tomatoes and peppers are hardening off on the porch. My daughter has already planted the kale, collards, and cabbage, and will be moving on to the broccoli.

      I have about half of the lisianthus in the ground. I started about 150 seeds and was able to sell 100 of them. The day I posted on Facebook that they were for sale, the lady who runs a nearby store offered to buy all of them, and I agreed. This was immediately followed by another offer from someone else to buy $100 worth. A local market gardener wants me to start seedlings for her next year. (I turned her down last year, because it did not seem possible that she was having trouble growing them, as she’s a pro.)

      If you want to pick up a few bucks, lisianthus plants seem to be a good bet. The flower is hugely popular and sold as a cut flower by a lot of market gardeners. The plants are hard to come by at garden centers. I think the reason for this is that you have to start the seeds in early to mid-December, and, as of mid-April, you will be lucky if they’re an inch tall. They are very slow-growing till you get them in the ground, but you’ll probably have flowers by the end of June.

      They’re actually easy to grow. They take two weeks (on the dot) to germinate. Then you have to keep them watered, fed, and under lights for about three months and harden them off outdoors for about another month. They can stand a little frost.

      My impression is that there is a huge unmet demand for the plants.

      • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 1:43 pm #

        The only thing I learned from my dad about tomatoes and peppers is they like their roots warm. I plant them in early spring, up against the south side of the house foundation. They thrive there. In Colorado, that was important.

        BTW, they start growing when nighttime temps rise above 40 degrees, they start flowering when above 50 degrees, start setting fruit around 55 -60 degrees at night. They stop setting fruit when above 95-100 degrees, stop flowering about the same and the plants die above 110. Oh yeah, they also die in a hard freeze.

        I plant tomatoes in September, they produce a little by Thanksgiving. They then usually survive our winter but get bit hard if a light freeze happens. I cut them back in January, severely. The roots are intact, so they come back like gangbusters. Starting in April, yum!

        • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 1:44 pm #

          Hybrids make the seasons a little longer but not much.

        • Anthea April 13, 2024 at 2:22 pm #

          @ JohnAZ:

          I’ve never gardened in a warm climate. I’m in Missouri. Here, we have to start the seeds indoors, and they recommend you do this about 6 weeks before the last frost (so in mid-March). I’ve found that it’s good to start them way earlier–like late January or early February. Same with peppers. If you do this, you have to put them in pots at some point, and also keep them fertilized, but boy do you get some nice plants!

          It’s risky to set the plants out in the garden before May 1st, even though the last frost date is April 15th. The reason I always plant Early Girls is because you can get your first ripe tomato in late June. We spent most of last summer drowning in tomatoes–and everything else, for that matter.

    • Paula D April 13, 2024 at 3:04 pm #

      I like Cherokee Purple, but last year Blue Beauty did the best.

      I used to like Stupice, and they grew well for a couple of years and then petered out.
      No telling what’s going to work, it seems.

      • Anthea April 14, 2024 at 8:49 am #

        I have grown Stupice a few times, because it seems to be the earliest tomato out there, but in every other way it’s disappointing: rather small, and the flavor is not outstanding. I guess it’s pretty productive, but so are a lot of tastier varieties. I always end up feeling that the garden space could have been put to better use.

        I haven’t tried Blue Beauty, but it sounds like it’s similar to Vorlon–a purple tomato without the disadvantages of Cherokee Purple. The purple/blue tomatoes have a flavor that is to die for, but Cherokee Purple gets so huge that it nearly always cracks and splits, and will quickly rot, once that happens. We always felt that we had to pick them when they were under-ripe, so they didn’t rot on the vine.

        With a medium-size purple/blue tomato, you get the flavor without the problems.

        The first time my youngest daughter tasted a Cherokee Purple, she said, “It’s so sweet, it’s like it’s not a tomato any more.”

      • Anthea April 14, 2024 at 8:54 am #

        The only hybrid I grow is Early Girl, and it’s a real champion. You get ripe tomatoes before anyone else, they’re “medium size”–plenty big enough, very productive, and have a good flavor. Dependable, too. It’s always good to grow something that you know will produce, even if everything else flops. I used to grow Rutgers for that reason, but a couple of years ago I bought a package of Rutgers seed that turned out to be something else that was less desirable, so I fell out of the habit of planting them.

  54. benr April 13, 2024 at 11:04 am #

    Don’t go to Denver!

    Denver To Defund Police, Fire Dept In Order To Fund Services And Housing For Illegal ‘Newcomers’

    Denver intends to defund its police force and fire department in order to better support those illegally entering the U.S. through a program that provides a monthly debit card based on family size, free housing, “access to language instruction, career pathway explorations, industry-recognized credential training, and work-based learning opportunities.”

    “The program also includes access to language instruction, career pathway explorations, industry-recognized credential training and work-based learning opportunities,” according to Denver Democrat Mayor Mike Johnston (D-Colo.).

    Denver, the capital of Colorado and a “sanctuary city,” declared on Wednesday that it will spend $89.9 million on assistance for illegal foreigners entering the country. This amount will come from approximately $45 million in public programs and services.

    The Denver Police Department verified to The Daily Caller outlet that its department will lose $8.4 million of its operating budget.

    Denver surpassed all other cities in 2023 in terms of the number of illegal aliens arriving per capita, with over 40,000 arriving in that year alone, bringing the overall number of illegal immigrants to almost 710,000, as reported by NBC News. Denver aims to spend over $100 million on comparable expenses this year after spending over $42 million on housing and medical care for these migrants last year.

    According to the city, the Denver Fire Department will also see a $2.5 million cut of its overall operating expenditures.

    “Proud of our city for welcoming those most in need. Proud of our city teams who found ways to minimize budget without major impacts,” Johnson posted on X (Twitter).

    We need another operation wetback this is getting absurd.
    What was it that imbecilic poster from New Zealand said?

    Oh yeah giving these illegal aliens credit cards was not happening.

    Yet another thing the Socialist scum bag was dead wrong about.

    • benr April 13, 2024 at 11:27 am #

      As the country accepts ever more illegal aliens the homeless situation just keeps growing.

      Calif: $24B Was Spent On Homelessness For Last 5 Years But No Outcomes Were Tracked, Officials Can’t Account ‘How’ Funds Helped

      After an audit revealed that California spent $24 billion over a 5-year period in an attempt to address homelessness, but neglected to regularly monitor whether the enormous outlay of public funds resulted in any real progress toward the escalating issue, California GOP officials are demanding better accountability.

      The state auditor’s report discovered that several communities continued to face homelessness and housing issues in spite of spending around $24 billion on these initiatives throughout the 2018–2023 fiscal years.

      The California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH), which oversees agency coordination and resource allocation for homelessness services, ceased monitoring program effectiveness in 2021, according to the report.

      “It also failed to collect and evaluate outcome data for these programs due to the lack of a consistent method, the audit found,” Fox News reported.

      James Gallagher, the Republican leader of the California Assembly, directly blamed the Newsom administration.

      “This is standard Gavin Newsom—make a splashy announcement, waste a bunch of taxpayer money, and completely fail to deliver,” Gallagher said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “Californians are tired of the homeless crisis, and they’re even more tired of Gavin’s excuses. We need results—period, full stop.”

      Despite calling the audit “troubling,” Republican state Senator Roger Niello told reporters that he “wasn’t terribly surprised.”

      “The one issue I had with the audit was that the focus was mostly on housing and shelter issues, which is certainly important, but really very little about actual results, getting people out of homelessness, not just into shelter,” he said. “That’s sort of half the job, maybe not even quite half the job. And, so that was a little bit of a disappointment.”

      After visiting a sizable homeless camp in San Jose last year, Democrat state Senator Dave Cortese made the inital request for the audit, stating that it “highlights the need for improved data and greater transparency at both the state and local levels.”

      “Unfortunately, there is a balkanized approach to data collection and outcomes, with no centralized system for tracking our investments,” he continued. “This audit underscores the urgent need to establish best practices and create a blueprint for how the State of California and our cities can address our most visible challenge.”

      Steve Garvey, a former professional baseball player and current GOP candidate in the upcoming 2024 U.S. Senate election, made a post on X (Twitter) concerning the recent audit.

      Translation it was probably stolen and used to fund drugs and alcohol by the homeless or used to pay for hookers N Blow by the politicians.

      • TPTB-USA April 14, 2024 at 1:25 am #

        benr, others have stated it before:

        The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. The strategy aims to utilize “militant anti poverty groups” to facilitate a “political crisis” by overloading the welfare system via an increase in welfare claims, forcing the creation of a system of guaranteed minimum income and “redistributing income through the federal government”.

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloward%E2%80%93Piven_strategy

        ****

        Don’t get lost in the “noise”, its all part of the plan.

        I believe that “Joe Biden’s” open border policy has achieved its Cloward–Piven head count quota, and from here to his finish line, this issue will just amount to “noise” while they focus on bastardizing some other issue (likely setting things up so that the federal government will be a crippled mess, where no future administration will be able to salvage the situation).

        • TPTB-USA April 14, 2024 at 2:37 am #

          Cloward & Piven Strategy on Steroids
          daveschultz.com/2021/07/cloward-piven-strategy-on-steroids/

          Shadow Party (SP)
          discoverthenetworks.org/organizations/shadow-party-sp/

          ****

          Decades old, this looks to be in full bloom, and I suspect a key to unlocking the mystery of all the nonsense in the US.

          The same actors stick out like a sore thumb today.

          I think we are done, and a future administration should be making plans accordingly.

          ****

          I have come to the conclusion that Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. is not leadership material, as he can not make a decision on issues which are not black and white.

          That isn’t to say that he wouldn’t make a good president, but one should anticipate that Nicole Shanahan will be playing Dick Cheney’s part.

          • benr April 14, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

            Marxixt in motion they never seem to stop agitating but they use the same play book now as fifty years ago.
            Different faces, different countries and people but same exact bullshit.

    • SoftStarLight April 13, 2024 at 12:29 pm #

      I’ve never been to Denver. What is it like?

      • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 1:29 pm #

        Lived there for ten years in middle age. Denver was a cow town in my youth, age 15-21. It is totally different now, the home to a very liberal majority. First to legalize MJ, first to legalize Shrooms, first to legalize abortion a long time ago. Right now articles are being written saying Denver is stealing away much of the Silicon Valley crowd. It’s real estate is California sized in cost, taxes are rising, the governor is a champion of LBTGQ+, its population is very young, urbane and lots of Latinos. It is on the I25 drug highway.

        A totally liberal bastion inside a relatively conservative state, just like Phoenix.

        • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 1:33 pm #

          Denver makes California look moderate. Much of Denvers inhabitant hail from California. Colorado is proof that people moving out of California are a cancer of Liberalism, as its soul has been snatched by the Libs.

          • SoftStarLight April 13, 2024 at 2:27 pm #

            So in a way, the body snatchers are a real thing

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

        Denver is like Los Angeles, but in the mountains.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 14, 2024 at 10:48 pm #

          Do the immigrants get free alpine ski passes with all-new equipment?

      • elysianfield April 13, 2024 at 3:25 pm #

        …The Brown Palace was nice.

    • stelmosfire April 13, 2024 at 12:33 pm #

      When the shit goes down the cops are minutes away. Fire dept. in my town response was typically quicker. Fireman seem like a huge waste of money. You pay the guys to hang around and do nothing, until they do. We did some serious shit. Fires, chemicals, blood, bullets, band aids and compassion. We also filled bicycle tires for the neighborhood kids..

      • stelmosfire April 13, 2024 at 12:42 pm #

        We even had a guy named Gus. If your a Mayberry,NC Andy Griffith fan.

      • elysianfield April 13, 2024 at 3:24 pm #

        Saint,

        Did your firehouse have a pool table and commercial kitchen? OFD had ’em….

    • TruthSeeker1986 April 13, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

      @Benr

      Wish I could understand this obsession with illegals these people have for them, but I can never find the answer to this.

  55. Beryl of Oyl April 13, 2024 at 11:22 am #

    This isn’t the offer to meet that he made before; it’s a new one. With the Washington Post talking about “Trump’s peace plan”, and now this, something new is afoot.

    Zelenskyy knows that Trump cannot go to Ukraine:

    Zelenskyy warns Russia has penetrated US politics, invites Trump to Ukraine

    In an exclusive interview, the president of Ukraine talks about his outreach to Trump, stalled Ukraine aid and Russia’s growing influence in the U.S.

    “President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine warned in an interview that Russian influence had pierced the American political system and rejected the idea, backed by allies of Donald Trump, that Ukraine could swiftly end the war just by making massive territorial concessions.

    But Zelenskyy said Tuesday that he had privately urged Trump through intermediaries to travel to Ukraine and that Trump had expressed interest but had not yet committed to making a trip. Zelenskyy said he was open to hearing Trump’s proposals for the war, while making clear he was highly skeptical.

    “If the deal is that we just give up our territories, and that’s the idea behind it, then it’s a very primitive idea,” Zelenskyy said in an interview with Axel Springer media outlets. POLITICO is owned by Axel Springer.

    Zelenskyy continued: “I need very strong arguments. I don’t need a fantastic idea, I need a real idea, because people’s lives are at stake.”

    Any deal that merely gave up land to Russian President Vladimir Putin in exchange for an end to hostilities, Zelenskyy said, would just open the way for more Russian wars of conquest in the future. A negotiated peace, he said, had to leave the Russian despot “no room to carry out his plans.”

    politico.com/news/2024/04/09/zelenskyy-invites-trump-ukraine-russia-00151310

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    • SoftStarLight April 13, 2024 at 12:17 pm #

      This corresponds with that strange visit to Mar-a-Lago Mike Johnson? made yesterday to appear with Trump and announce his new planned bill regarding illegals voting. Trump said that he now supports a loan to Ukraine. Perhaps the arachnid entity has decided that Trump will be President after all?

      • Jarek April 13, 2024 at 1:17 pm #

        Loans that won’t be paid back. Just more of the anti-Constitutional foreign aid. Trickery by Trump.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 13, 2024 at 2:10 pm #

          Loans that can’t be paid back were part of Ukraine’s problem in becoming a “normal” country.

          he corrupt leaders would accept loans and spend the money on stuff for themselves. Then the new leaders would need loans to cover the loans, but even if they got the loans that didn’t need to be paid back, those loans come with strings attached.

          • benr April 13, 2024 at 2:28 pm #

            A decent primer.
            Confessions of an economic hitman.

            archive.org/details/the-new-confessions-of-an-economic-hitman-by-john-perkins

        • SoftStarLight April 13, 2024 at 2:34 pm #

          Exactly! The loan won’t be paid back. But Trump may be looking at the other side. A peace deal would mean reconstruction. His real estate developer side could be seeing profits from that.

          • Jarek April 14, 2024 at 12:51 pm #

            Yeah, some practical “let’s end this and make money” would be an improvement at this point.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 13, 2024 at 2:16 pm #

        The Washington Post (CIA) just ran an article claiming to reveal details of Donald Trump’s secret peace plan.

        Every time somebody talks Donald Trump into supporting something stupid people start with the “he knows what he’s doing” stuff.

        • SoftStarLight April 13, 2024 at 2:37 pm #

          They know he loves praise. They’re already molding him to move in their direction and ensuring he ignores his base. I won’t be falling for it again.

    • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 1:12 pm #

      Thi entire thing is a crock. Biden and his Mob own Ukraine, they are invested in it and losing it to Russia would be a disaster for the Biden family. I would imagine he is really pissed at the GOP, Johnson and Trump for endangering his little empire. Remember Trump was impeached for merely wanting Z to investigate the Biden shenanigans.

      I wonder what is being communicated to Z about the election as all of a sudden he might be cozying up to Trump. It is something that Z attacked the Donbas for years prior to the Russians showing up and now is upset that Russia will negotiate to annex them. Gee, I wonder why that region wants to join Russia.

      Putin wants to attack other regions? Bullshit. NATO has expanded by absorbing 14 countries, Russia none. Russia is not the USSR, nor does it want to be. If it did, Kiev would have been the target from the beginning, take Kiev, Russia owns Ukraine. They have annexed the barrier after being asked by their inhabitants.

      Trump is right, he could end the war the first day, just issue a EO writ that there will be no more funding of Z until peace is negotiated. One day. Then do the investigation of Biden and the mob and finally get the truth.

      Russia has penetrated US politics? No kidding, what a surprise. Amendment one? Is any foreign entity not allowed to influence anything here? Do the Chinese influence the USA, how many have immigrated here. Many Russians have immigrated here over the years.

      Think about the converse, have the Libs ever done anything to influence Russian, Chinese or Ukrainian politics? No, of course not, according to our totally honest MSM.

      Want the war over? Vote for Trump!

  56. BackRowHeckler April 13, 2024 at 12:00 pm #

    Who stabbed 7 people to death in a mall in Sidney? 5 women, 1 baby, one man. Media and police aren’t saying who the assailant was, but commenters on Australian news site are comparing it to events in Moscow a few weeks ago.

    I’m not jumping to any conclusions, but oftentimes, as we know, no description is the only description you need.

    • SoftStarLight April 13, 2024 at 12:12 pm #

      These are negative waves BRH. Negative waves are not welcome here lol

      • BackRowHeckler April 13, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

        I’m riding that Astral Plane, SSL; would you like to join me?

        • SoftStarLight April 13, 2024 at 12:28 pm #

          sure! an astral vacay is always welcome! :0)

    • Beryl of Oyl April 13, 2024 at 2:21 pm #

      I don’t know if you will be able to see this.

      x.com/RitaPanahi/status/1779075188375863689

    • Paula D April 13, 2024 at 7:57 pm #

      I heard it was a Russian who jumped the assailant and stopped the slaughter.
      You won’t hear about that ethnicity on the “news”, either.

  57. benr April 13, 2024 at 12:45 pm #

    It doesn’t take a gun to maim and murder a lot of people in a very short amount of time.

    At Least 6 Dead in Mall Stabbing That Horrifies Australians
    The attack, Australia’s deadliest in eight years, stunned a nation where mass violence is rare. A police officer shot the attacker, preventing worse carnage.

    This has all the earmarks of a muslim.

    • TruthSeeker1986 April 13, 2024 at 1:04 pm #

      Why didn’t they say it was? I’m surprised none of them are doing mass bombing attacks at this point. They have sporting events all over the U.S. but so far no one has tried to bomb a NFL stadium. All these attacks appear to be small scale. Seems like to me they wanted every nation to import these people just so they can make everyone hate them the moment they start doing terrorist related shit.

      • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 1:22 pm #

        It is global, TS1986, part of a global plan.

      • Jarek April 13, 2024 at 1:33 pm #

        Patriot author, Matt Bracken, has predicted that – and that it will be blamed on Whites to set of the Civil War.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 13, 2024 at 1:41 pm #

        You aren’t supposed to say certain things in Oz. Hate speech is forbidden.

        You weren’t even allowed to say certain things about covid.

        Right now they are busy fighting a central bank digital currency. This will get their minds on something else.

        It’s funny, in all the western nations, you could take all the news articles and with a few minor changes, use them here.

        Exactly the same things are happening in all of these countries. Almost as if there were a plan

        Anyone remember a terror attack here in America, and the attorney general threatening Americans that they’d better not say anything bad about Islam?

        I thought not.

    • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 1:21 pm #

      What do you all think? Is there a global pogrom to push Islam on the world’s population? Do any of the USA opponents, WEF and BRICS++ have Muslim influence behind them? Has the WEF pushed Muslim ideals? Is there any influence by CAIR to push Islam in the USA?

      Jesus pushed evangelism by convincing people that love and peace were paramount. Mohammed , in the Quran, professed violence and forced conversion would be used.

      Earmarks of a Muslim?

      I will give you another earmark of a Muslim, Gaza! Luckily, Israel will put up resistance to the Islamic front. The zealous nuts that vanguard the violent language of the Quran are on a roll.

      • OG April 13, 2024 at 2:09 pm #

        “Good thing we didn’t step in it.”

        “Ya, good thing.”

        – Cheech & Chong

    • elysianfield April 13, 2024 at 3:22 pm #

      Benr,
      It has all the earmarks of a disarmed population….

  58. Islander April 13, 2024 at 1:29 pm #

    Hey. Demonstrating that I can login and post comment.

    • OG April 13, 2024 at 1:50 pm #

      Good to see you.

    • SoftStarLight April 13, 2024 at 2:40 pm #

      I know what you mean. The other day i was just so drained i wasn’t even sure if I could do that or not. That’s when my waves become whirlpools

    • Paula D April 13, 2024 at 3:09 pm #

      I wondered what happened to you.

      • Islander April 13, 2024 at 5:34 pm #

        Thanks for noticing!!

        WordPress login glitches.

        Low motivation to resolve.

        The above post is not from me.

        However, I did post something substantive up-thread.

        However, hasbaristas (I like that!) won’t like it.

        • Paula D April 13, 2024 at 7:58 pm #

          Someone else took your handle? I didn’t know that was possible.

          I’ll look for your other post.

  59. Jarek April 13, 2024 at 1:41 pm #

    Raws Alerts

    Currently, numerous law enforcement agencies, along with other authorities, are on high alert as approximately twenty-six barges have broken loose and are headed down the Ohio River. Out of an abundance of caution, law enforcement has shut down multiple bridges, including the McKees Rocks Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and halted all traffic due to this incident. So far, twenty-three barges were loaded and three were empty, with six barges having jammed up against the Emsworth Dam Reports of Extensive Damage has been reported at Peggys Marina. Authorities are asking everyone in the area to please avoid this area until further notice.

    Jarek: What systematic oppression finally caused the Barges to snap and break free? What negative waves?

    Free the Barges! Barges have rights! Justice! Greta needs to get over here and mediate.

    • SoftStarLight April 13, 2024 at 2:56 pm #

      The barges were seeking a higher frequency existence lol. But it doesn’t sound like it was a completely organic moment. I heard the other day that over 300 food processing plants have burned down or been destroyed since “Joe Biden” was installed.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 13, 2024 at 4:12 pm #

      I think heavy rainfall had something to do with it.

  60. OG April 13, 2024 at 1:48 pm #

    The big headlines at Drudge this morning:

    IRAN READIES 100 MISSILES, DRONES
    SEIZES SHIP IN HORMUZ
    USA MOVES DESTROYERS
    ISRAEL ON EDGE
    BIDEN CUTS WEEKEND TRIP SHORT

    ***
    I remember posters here in Oct. & Nov. opining that Israel’s response to 10/7 would last a month or two before we then returned to calm. I was not convinced.

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    • TruthSeeker1986 April 13, 2024 at 2:34 pm #

      @OG

      Now I’m waiting for Paula to say something to see if she agrees with this or have some elaborate response as to whether or not any of this is true or not.

      • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 3:04 pm #

        OG and TS, this is much bigger than Israel. I think of Israel as a trigger here.

        rna has been looking at Saudi Arabia with green eyes for millennia. The Shia actually have an alternative to Mecca in Iran, I believe it is Quds? This is maybe a final blowup in the Middle East. Iran wants to hit SA where it hurts, oil. And it can.

        Who will be the loser? Iran? Saudi Arabia?

        Nope, the USA and the west. 40% of our oil still comes from OPEC et al and a big part of that from the Persian Gulf.

        Wait and see, the Iranian missiles will go into Syria and Israel, but the biggest effort will be to clobber the SA oil terminal and perhaps mine the Straits of Hormuz. The main target is USA. All of the folks that think that BRICS++ is economic only better pay attention if this situation in the Gulf accelerates. The West will be crippled by Iran taking away Gulf oil, while Russia, China and Iran will be supplying all their needs.

        Biden is the cause of all of this. His program of destroying the USA oil industry gives Iran the opportunity to do what is is starting. Half the strategic oil reserve is gone to drop the gas price by 50 cents. Biden says he will not refill it.

        TS1986, you were not around for the two oil crises in the 70s and let me tell you, it was no party. People were shooting each other over access to oil. The economy retracted. It was not a good scene and the Boomers are justly afraid of another repeat.

        It is always about OIL. Whoever controls the global spigots control the world. BRICS++ is starting to show its strength. Biden is cowering int the basement and his Mob does not have a clue.

        • OG April 13, 2024 at 3:40 pm #

          It is not Israel’s fault. Gotcha.

          • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 4:29 pm #

            You just continue to not get it.

            I do not give a damn about whose fault it is. You are so fixated on trying to place the blame here. All the while, Iran is moving along getting ready for its real aim, control of the Gulf and its oil. Israel is an excuse.

            To Iran, Israel is the Little Satan and the USA is the Big Satan. They are after us, Israel is just an excuse, if they could get away with it, they would attack the Gulf and Syria driving us out.

            As I said, it is Biden’s cowardice on the world scene that is empowering all the little wars. What do you think he will do if Iran attacks Israel? What do you think will happen if Iran bombs the oil terminal and mines the Hormuz Straits.

            While you are attacking the little state of Israel, Iran has much bigger plans for us.

            One more, Israel goes, so do we, oil wise. So think carefully.

          • OG April 13, 2024 at 5:11 pm #

            You should care whose fault that this mess is, JAZ. Those who do not learn from their mistakes are bound to repeat them.

          • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 5:23 pm #

            Okay. OG.

            Next time Hamas attacks Israel, Israel needs to wipe them out. The next time Hezbollah attacks Israel, they need to be wiped out. The next time Yemen and the Houthis attack any ship, their rocket facilities need to be wiped out.

            Good deal, OG, wipe out who is at fault.

          • OG April 13, 2024 at 5:29 pm #

            Careful what you wish for, JAZ, as all will be revealed.

          • TruthSeeker1986 April 13, 2024 at 9:13 pm #

            I usually enjoy John;s replies about some things but did not know he was a Israel supporter….That’s disappointing as hell. Anything Israel does we will be blamed for it, this is why I hate the fact we fucking baby sit them.

        • Paula D April 13, 2024 at 4:45 pm #

          Did you miss the whole Saudi/Iranian rapprochement, John?

          Apparently you did.

        • TruthSeeker1986 April 13, 2024 at 9:16 pm #

          @JohnAZ

          You are right I wasn’t around, but the same thing would happen over food shortages or water shortages. People would fight and kill over it. If Biden is to blame then the Supreme Court need to impeach his ass, but the Supreme court is full of dumb fuck mentally challenged idiots that obviously don’t care either. We’re going to get royally screwed because of all this shit. They make it that much easier to be hated.

          • Paula D April 14, 2024 at 11:44 am #

            People fight over big screen TVs on Black Friday.
            Just saying…..

      • Paula D April 13, 2024 at 4:43 pm #

        I posted a Scott Ritter/Garland Nixon YT video, TS, the other day.

        They think that Iran is going to let Israel sweat it out for a while.

        Garland thinks that they might just never retaliate, because that might blow their chances to get into BRICS and out of the sanctions the US has had on them for 45 years.

        Scott thinks they have to retaliate at some point, or Israel will be emboldened to attack inside Iran, (which they have never done openly, just through terrorists and Stuxnet.)

        I guess we’ll see. They both agree with me that the Golan Heights would be a good target.

    • SoftStarLight April 13, 2024 at 3:20 pm #

      What do you think is happening, OG?

      • OG April 13, 2024 at 3:36 pm #

        I believe that we are hurtling headlong into End Times.

        • SoftStarLight April 13, 2024 at 4:14 pm #

          That is a scary thought but also would promise like a new beginning

        • malthuss April 13, 2024 at 5:05 pm #

          KALI YUGA

  61. Paula D April 13, 2024 at 3:21 pm #

    When I called the Palis ”grifters”, I thought it was an individual thing, just some people begging for money. ” I live in Gaza and have 12 starving children. Please help me.”.
    That doesn’t work on me, because would advise birth control, not money.

    Anyway, I was surprised when Israel accused the UN relief agency’s employees of participating in the Oct. 7th massacre, and the answer was “Only 7 out of 13,000, that’s not bad”.

    13,000 UN employees in Gaza, handing out relief? No wonder Gaza adds a net new Pali every 40 minutes (births minus deaths and emigration.)

    But even more interesting is that when I went to look up the actual numbers, because I forgot them, I went to the UNRWA website to find out.

    I posted here last week about the UN Atomic Energy inspectors who are posted in the ZPP, being shelled by the Ukies, and how they STILL won’t say who it is that is doing the bombing, even when they are literally under the gun, so to speak.
    “It is a mystery, my son”.

    And the UN chemical weapon inspection team censored and banned their own employees who refused to go along with the US-demanded story about “Assad gassed his own people”.

    But, hot damn! The UN Pali refugee website is full of stories about Israeli atrocities. How is that allowed, if the US supports Israel? It certainly is NOT allowed when it comes to Syria or Russia.

    I have pointed out since this started that the propaganda has clearly changed, and is now anti- Israel.
    They have got people in the US and around the world whipped up to George Floyd-like hysteria about the Palis.

    Something is up. I think they’re getting ready to dump Israel.

    That is my prediction, and I’m sticking to it.

    • Paula D April 13, 2024 at 3:24 pm #

      This is from a CNN story.

      “UNRWA was established by the United Nations after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war to provide humanitarian assistance for displaced Palestinians.

      The organization characterizes Palestinian refugees as any “persons whose normal place of residence was Palestine during the period 1 June 1946 to 15 May 1948, and who lost both home and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 War.”

      Those who fit that definition and their descendants now number 5.9 million, all of whom are considered eligible for UNRWA support. Israel has rejected the possibility of allowing the displaced Palestinians to return home, arguing that the move would change the country’s Jewish character.

      Since its establishment, the United Nations’ General Assembly – a voting body of all member states – has repeatedly renewed UNRWA’s mandate. The agency has provided aid to four generations of Palestine refugees, according to its website, covering education, health care, camp infrastructure, social services and emergency assistance, including in times of conflict.”

      • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 4:33 pm #

        All this reminds me of CORE and NAACP, which have perpetualized the subservient role of the American Black people. Same with the Arabs outside Israel. Israeli Arabs are doing just fine without all the aid that just keeps non-Israeli Arabs dependent.

      • Islander April 13, 2024 at 5:45 pm #

        The UN followed Israel’s instructions when the UNRWA was created, in 1950.

        Israel’s orders: To make sure that the Pals didn’t come under the aegis of the International Refugee Organization..

        For the rest of the story, see Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, p. 236

        Israel = 95% stolen land, houses, and other assets..

        • beantownbill. April 13, 2024 at 8:36 pm #

          Welcome back, Islander. Really. Having a different opinion on some things doesn’t mean we should be enemies. Of course I still will call you out when I think it’s necessary.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 14, 2024 at 9:07 pm #

          Have you ever come across this guy in media circles by the name of Douglas Murray?

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 14, 2024 at 9:23 pm #

          Naomi Wolf – Why I Would Not Move Back to Israel
          short video from 8 years ago

          youtu.be/pZ7KIGggyKk?si=AjBM7BJAb_mxQeeg

    • Beryl of Oyl April 13, 2024 at 4:09 pm #

      Somebody allowed this to happen, and knew what Israel’s reaction would be, and also this country was unconcerned about the Hama leaders being harbored by Qatar.

      • Paula D April 13, 2024 at 4:30 pm #

        Are you saying that Bibi is in on the plan to dump Israel?

        • beantownbill. April 13, 2024 at 8:45 pm #

          Yes. He is the secret owner of a Jewish deli in Brooklyn. If Israel goes down, many of the Jews will emigrate there, and he will make a fortune.

          • TruthSeeker1986 April 13, 2024 at 10:05 pm #

            How is it possible for Israel to go down when they have nuclear weapons? Unless they intend to take everybody else down, I don’t see them losing Israel completely. If they get desperate enough they’ll just set off nuclear weapons.

          • Paula D April 14, 2024 at 11:46 am #

            Using nuclear weapons doesn’t actually mean that you win.

    • SoftStarLight April 13, 2024 at 4:28 pm #

      i don’t get that feeling or sense. Maybe it all makes sense now. Trump and peace deals could stabilize them because war is good for business but also very unpredictable. The Ukraine plans and Gaza plans have gone sideways now. Bring back predictability and profits. When I saw that the other day i knew it was true. What the hell is wrong with all of these maniacs? Gaza could be a friggin Mediterranean paradise and some people will get super rich. Imagine seeing the beautiful turquoise waters, white sands and palm trees every day!

      • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 4:35 pm #

        SSL

        Lebanon WAS a Mediterranean paradise until Iran sent the Hezbollah there. Gaza could be the same BUT—-.

        • OG April 13, 2024 at 5:23 pm #

          Actually, JAZ, Lebanon was a Mediterranean paradise until the USA sent its Marines there.

          Your stories are always slanted and are always conflicts joined in progress. You never take responsibility for the mess that you’ve made. How American.

          • beantownbill. April 13, 2024 at 8:40 pm #

            Hey, OG, being #1 means you never have to say you’re sorry. Lol.

        • Islander April 13, 2024 at 5:46 pm #

          The Levant was a Med. paradise until the Zionists arrived.

          • BackRowHeckler April 13, 2024 at 7:34 pm #

            Turks backed the wrong side in WW1. That was the end of their empire.

    • TruthSeeker1986 April 13, 2024 at 9:19 pm #

      @PaulaD

      People around the world care about a drug addicted black man they never fucking met before? That makes no sense, why the fuck would they are, or do you just mean the retarded white countries in the West? I can’t see Latino’s giving a shit about him, or even Asians.

      • Jarek April 14, 2024 at 12:55 pm #

        Yes, an utter scumbag. Beryl’s, “Blacks get bad press” is utter delusion. Blacks don’t get nearly the blame they deserve.

      • Paula D April 14, 2024 at 5:39 pm #

        No, TS, people around the world are all hyped into hysteria about the plight of the Palestinians.

        I compared the hysteria to the US-based hysteria about George Floyd, because it is reminiscent. I d think that the UK had BLM demos also, though.
        But the UK makes it illegal to say mean things about trannies, so they are definitely on the same page with the US Blob.

  62. stelmosfire April 13, 2024 at 4:23 pm #

    Fill your bathtubs.

    • SoftStarLight April 13, 2024 at 4:30 pm #

      lol ok

    • beantownbill. April 13, 2024 at 8:28 pm #

      @stelmos:

      With what? Or better yet, with whom?

  63. JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 4:37 pm #

    Folks with EVs do not fear the oil attacks as eight cylinder Pick Ups and SUVs and their RVs just might.

    • JohnAZ April 13, 2024 at 4:40 pm #

      As I write here, Fox is saying Iran is attacking Israel. Surprise, OG, as usual, Israel is not the aggressor..

      Get it, Iran is using Israel as an excuse, they are after our interests in the region.

      Drones on their way, here we go, I will be rooting for Israel to kick Iran’s ass.

      • malthuss April 13, 2024 at 5:04 pm #

        ISRAEL FIRST ER

      • OG April 13, 2024 at 5:26 pm #

        You are either very stupid or very ignorant, JAZ. Iran is retaliating to Israel’s aggression of days ago. We all know that.

        Iran has not attacked anybody in two and a half centuries. How about you?

  64. malthuss April 13, 2024 at 5:04 pm #

    J WRECK

    BY COLLEEN BARRY
    Updated 7:06 AM PDT, April 10, 2024
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    FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Amanda Knox was back on trial for slander Wednesday for wrongly accusing a Congolese man of murdering her roommate while the young women were exchange students in Italy. Knox herself was convicted of the slaying before being exonerated in a case that grabbed the global spotlight.

    Knox was a 20-year-old student with rudimentary Italian who had recently arrived in Perugia, when she endured a long night of questioning in the murder of Meredith Kercher. She ended up accusing the owner of a bar where she worked part-time of killing the 21-year-old British student.