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You had to wonder why it took Nancy Pelosi so long to figure out that maybe impeachment was not the big rock-candy mountain that, for “the resistance,” marked the gateway to a Trump-free nirvana. It became obvious this week, through the release of the Bruce Ohr and Lisa Page transcripts, that RussiaGate was birthed entirely by persons in the employ of Hillary Clintion, with then CIA Director John Brennan as midwife, and the DOJ / FBI avidly assisting — all of them fully aware that the predicate was false. What’s more, the evidence timeline makes it clear that Democratic Party leadership, including Nancy Pelosi, knew it was false. Hence, the pained smile she’s been wearing these many months.

In the event of an impeachment proceeding in the House, all that would be revealed, especially if it got as far as a trial in the US Senate, where the defense is allowed to mount a case under rules of evidence. Imagine the howls of embarrassment on late-night TV when even ex-comedian Stephen Colbert would have to admit that he was gulled into acting as a shill for a seditious con.

I suppose Ms. Pelosi also made the calculation that any impeachment ginned up by the likes of Jerrold Nadler and Maxine Waters would be superseded by a slew of actual indictments among the above-mentioned former law enforcement officialdom, including perhaps former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and persons in the Obama White House. You might even include the enigmatic Robert Mueller, who appears to be liable for the destruction of evidence in his own inquiry, as well as malicious prosecution.

All the actual evidence in the public arena indicates that any “collusion” to interfere with the 2016 election involved agents of the Clinton campaign and US government employees, not Russians. Of course, it will not be so easy for Mr. Nadler and Ms. Waters to call off the committee exercises they’ve been rehearsing, but it will be fun to watch them pissing into the wind as the indictments roll out.

In his new book, Peak Trump, David Stockman called the RussiaGate affair “a Democratic Party Bereavement Ritual,” an excellent diagnosis. The breast-beating and garment-rending has gone on for more than two years, inducing a generalized hysteria that has made it impossible for this country to govern itself, and opening the door to some really serious mischief as the party’s new Jacobin wing sets up for the advent of an American failed state.

All of this is a prelude to equally serious tribulation roaring down the two-lane pike of finance and economy that will combine with the engineered destruction of institutional authority from RussiaGate to bring on the greatest crisis since the Civil War. The money is not there to perform any of the miracles of redistribution promised by AOC and Bernie Sanders — unless the Federal Reserve is coerced into printing a whole lot more money out of thin air, in which case the consequence will be that everybody gets to have a lot of worthless money that has lost its value.

If congress wants to play committee games, it might want to investigate how the USA is going to rack up another $2 trillion in debt to finance its operations before the 2020 election. They’re the ones who will have to vote to allow that to happen. The disorders of money coming down in the months ahead, RussiaGate aside, are sure to discredit both political parties. I doubt that Mr. Trump will survive it politically and the revenant Republican Party behind him is so devoid of credible leadership that it could dissolve altogether like an evening mist preceding the cold darkness of night. By then, the whole American political establishment will be, as Mencken quipped, like a blind man stumbling around a dark cellar looking for a black cat that isn’t there.

Hysterias don’t last forever, but the economic depression ahead will last a long, long time, and the nation will have to find some way to adjust to a lower standard of living. None of the nostrums currently in the air — the guaranteed basic income, Medicare for all, the Green New Deal — will avail to alter that fate. The big question is just how disorderly and violent the journey through that will have to be.


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  1. Walter B March 15, 2019 at 10:10 am #

    Ha, ha, “revenant Republican Party” gave me immediate visions of Mitch McConnell and his dimwitted cohorts being mauled and disemboweled by grizzly bears. Thank you for that uplifting fantasy. The question shall now move to the level of “what next”, don’t you think? The democratic party is under internal assault by the puppet masters behind AOC and with the republicans worthless, non-existent and pretty much useless as well, what could possibly be next? Perhaps it will be time for that financial reset, collapse or whatever they have in their magic bag of stupid tricks to be pulled out and powered up our collective bung holes to distract the herd and avoid stampede. Tough to organize any real resistance when the back door won’t close properly. It will be an interesting Spring to be sure.

    • James Howard Kunstler March 15, 2019 at 10:18 am #

      Walter asks, “What’s Next.”
      Funny, the title of the book I just completed is “Now What….?”

      • Walter B March 15, 2019 at 10:31 am #

        Looking forward to reading it!

      • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 10:43 am #

        Subtitled:

        “In a world where anything goes and nothing matters, the scope of possibilities is limited only by the extent of one’s imagination.”

      • seawolf77 March 15, 2019 at 11:09 am #

        Chris Christie’s book “Let me Finish.” Seems to be the prevailing wind.

        • ozone March 15, 2019 at 11:21 am #

          …and a foul wind indeed it is. The brilliant Christie tome should be subtitled: “C’mon, I haven’t wiped yet”.

          • seawolf77 March 15, 2019 at 1:51 pm #

            He was on that former comedian’s Stephen Colbert’s show. He said Jared Kushner stopped him from being vice-president, because as Attorney General of New Jersey he put Kushner’s father, who was then the richest man in the state, in prison for tax evasion I think. Somehow I think this would have been a damn sight better with Christie as #2 rather than the obsequious Pence, whose lips by this time must be as exhausted as the best blowing whore in Harlem, or Tijuana if you’re bigoted heart prefers.

        • Walter B March 15, 2019 at 4:58 pm #

          Chris Christie was GREAT seawolf when he was busting corrupt NJ politicians as a federal prosecutor (are there any other kind?). His big mistake was becoming a politician himself. A real shame he did not concentrate on what he was good at and spend an entire career stringing up the bums. We need that.

      • ozone March 15, 2019 at 12:22 pm #

        JHK,
        When does it go to print (if you don’t mind me asking)?

      • bayfieldkelly March 18, 2019 at 10:08 am #

        do you have a link for that book ? not sure I’d be interested in the choices google brought up.

        • bayfieldkelly March 18, 2019 at 10:10 am #

          @ JHK ** “Now What …?” book link ?

          • gonetohell March 19, 2019 at 11:34 am #

            Kunstler reads a book and you feel it must be worth reading. Another example of the blind leading the deaf and dumb.

      • gonetohell March 19, 2019 at 2:19 am #

        Why is it money only loses value when used for things like Medicare for all and free public college? Is dollar value in protective bubble wrap when used to offset gargantuan tax relief for those that require it least? Is it’s value immune from bloated spending on military apparatus to buoy our global interventions? The payoff for all that spending is exactly what maestro?
        Maybe you can explain to all how our money has managed to lose 97% of it’s purchasing power since the advent of the FR? I don’t think even old Bernie was around in 1913. Definitely Can’t foist the blame on little old AOC who was decades away from her birth.

        There are a lot of things I don’t understand in this life Mr Kunstler. But I do detect a certain symbiosis between your flowery turn of phrase and the U.S. dollar.

    • dfnslblty March 15, 2019 at 12:55 pm #

      “… generalized hysteria that has made it impossible for this country to govern itself…”
      A country cannot govern itself, and potus, et alia cannot govern with or without hysteria.
      potus & cie are the problem – clueless puppets.
      Unfortunate title/headline, too.

  2. DEFCON1 March 15, 2019 at 10:14 am #

    This week featured a phenomenon I thought would never come to pass. A hallowed corporation so deeply stewing inits bottomless greed and corporate criminality actually made Trump look good.

    There is great consternation these fine days in the C-Suite of the foul Boeing – the anxiety over whether their puffed-up stock will crash along with 2 new airliners and 339 souls must be as thick as Beijing’s air.

    Boeing’s cowardly CEO pathetically got on the phone to Trump (rather than the families of the victims whose lives are gone) to plead keeping his state-of-the-art Lawn Darts flying. Jail time. Lots of jail time.

    • Walter B March 15, 2019 at 10:35 am #

      Corporations are people too, but apparently very mean and even evil people. Stopped flying in those ‘lawn darts” years ago after a bad wind shear incident coming into Cleveland. I find it hard to believe that anybody anywhere still has any faith in those rocket powered aluminum cans. I seriously believe that the B-17 Flying Fortress represented the pinnacle of aviation design. I would have no problem flying in one of those bad boys.

      • seawolf77 March 15, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

        It was a nice airplane. Nice lines, good symmetry, well balanced. Pratt engines I think. Maybe Wright Pratt’s, but I don’t know the difference. Myself I lean towards the Constellation, or the “Connie” as she is affectionately known. In today’s world I like the Saab 2000. Fastest turboprop out there, can take off anywhere, climbs like a rocket, and is Swedish.

        • Walter B March 15, 2019 at 5:10 pm #

          Years ago when I was running my own engineering firm I used to rent a twin engine Beechcraft (I think) six seater for short business hops. The pilot was a retired combat fighter pilot and we took off from a small local airport. Pull up on the grass, get into the plane, take off, no hassles. The aircraft was so light and maneuverable that you actually felt like you were flying and it could glide for miles and land even with both engines out. It was far easier and more relaxing than any form of travel I have ever taken. Glad I was able to do it.

        • elysianfield March 15, 2019 at 7:07 pm #

          Wolfie,
          I flew in a Constellation from Okinawa to Travis AFB in the SF Bay area…with a stop-off for a few hours at Johnston Island and Hawaii….

  3. JMR March 15, 2019 at 10:15 am #

    “Imagine the howls of embarrassment on late-night TV when even ex-comedian Stephen Colbert would have to admit that he was gulled into acting as a shill for a seditious con.”

    After watching Colbert’s hit piece on Tulsi Gabbard and trying to link her to Assad, David Duke, etc. I’m convinced that Colbert is nothing more than a propaganda agent for the deep state. His show is no longer anything that even remotely resembles comedy. I can barely stand watching even clips from his show. It’s all about Trump Derangement Syndrome.

    The sickening part of it all is that the media is already working in tandem to take down Gabbard and people like Colbert are so blatantly obviously trying to set up a whole new “Russiagate” with Tulsi at the center.

    Colbert is literally the definition of “selling your soul.”

    • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 11:06 am #

      Colbert is literally the definition of “selling your soul.”

      His came surprisingly cheap as well, I might add. All for a little bit of short-lived fame and influence. Quite a bargain!

    • JustSaying March 15, 2019 at 11:54 am #

      medium.com/@caityjohnstone/colbert-smears-tulsi-gabbard-to-her-face-while-telling-zero-jokes-5cb9ec2…

      He is a repulsive shill – and NOT funny!

    • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 11:54 am #

      And the rest of late night comedy as well. But his election night special remains and will remain comedy gold. By 9 pm, his smile became frozen and it gradually morphed into a grimace and then a snarl. I actually think the little funny fuck believes all this nonsense. Which means he is completely oblivious to the machinations and his own part in them – a frightening lack of self knowledge.

      • JMR March 15, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

        I can’t stand to watch any of them long enough to see that sort of emotional evolution.

    • BuckP March 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

      Tulsi is presently a major in the Hawaii National Guard and served two tours during the height of the Iraq invasion. So, I’m puzzled when talking lheads, such as Colbert, Dana Bash, Morning Joe, the View Girls (Oh Meghan), etc., who have never put their ass on the line for their country, question her patriotism. The only fair shake that she has gotten from MSM is from Tucker Carlson on Fox.

      Our staunchest Arab ally (nuclear weapons?) in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, outlawed Christianity, whereby, the practice of can get you jailed or worse but in Assad’s secular Syria Christians are free to live, thrive and worshp.alongside Muslims, just as, they previously could in Iraq, Egypt and Libya. What a crazy, nonsensical country and world we live in!

      • JMR March 15, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

        Kind of ironic that the only MSM figure to give this progressive a fair shake is a conservative. I watched Tucker’s interview with her and he was absolutely fair and actually agrees with her. He reminded her many times that this was the only thing he agreed with her. I’m in that camp too. I Ignore all the minimum wage, gun control, climate change BS because of this one issue which I think outweighs all others combined in importance. Because if we are all radioactive ash in the end, who cares what the minimum wage is?

      • Majella March 17, 2019 at 7:38 pm #

        I also watched Colbert with Tulsi Gabbard and I cannot find anything like the level of outrage so many extremists (both left & right) are expressing.

        He asked legitimate questions, and wasn’t in my view, ‘snarky’ or condescending.

        When the criticism is about the QUESTIONS someone asks, then it’s clearly manufactured outrage.

        For example, it is true that David Duke & Steve Bannon have both expressed their agreement with her non-regime-changing wars policy.

        So what? Not her fault, and certainly she is not tarred by their brush as a result. And Colbert didn’t imply any such thing, Candidate Gabbard handled it perfectly.

        If asked in private whether she felt attached or put-upon by Colbert, I’m betting she’d say ‘no’.

    • Nightowl March 15, 2019 at 4:45 pm #

      It is quite sickening. I once respected him, back when he gave it good to Shrub. Particularly at the WH correspondents dinner.

      But I always knew something was off about him. Personally, I think he’s likely got some nasty secrets.

    • Linda March 15, 2019 at 11:36 pm #

      I watched the hit job on Tulsi Gabbard by Colbert as well. And yes, the media is already trying to saddle Gabbard with the Russia collusion story. Morning Joe was pretty blatant about it. Sickening to say the least. I used it as an opportunity to donate money to her campaign. It would be really nice if she won the Democratic nomination. Doubt it would happen however.

  4. teddyboy46 March 15, 2019 at 10:16 am #

    what?! I am the first one to reply ? Well this is a special day. I have a new conspiracy theory and if I am lucky JHK will comment on it.

    Ilad Omar is a Foreign Agent who came here under the cover of being a refugee . Her mission Is to stir up Anti Semtism and drive a wedge between Israel and America . The people in the district in Minneapolis are mostly Muslim and they to are part of the plot, though are probably not aware of it. The same with Rashid Talib .

    Remember while we Americans play in the Disneyland Suburbs . In the Islamic World we are the Invaders and Destroyers and we are. They are in a state of war with America and Israel. Well that’s it. Thanks for listening.

    • James Howard Kunstler March 15, 2019 at 10:22 am #

      Teddyboy–
      It’s an interesting scenario. But America is doing a good enough job of tearing itself apart.

    • JMR March 15, 2019 at 10:46 am #

      Am I the only person in the US who thinks she didn’t say anything particularly anti-Semitic? Questioning the Israel lobby’s influence on American politics and congress’ slavish devotion to that lobby money is not anti-Semitism.

      • FincaInTheMountains March 15, 2019 at 11:43 am #

        Ilhan Omar is not Islam but Islamism.

        And not anti-Semitism anymore, this is already something bigger.

        And she still does not say everything that she thinks.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 11:58 am #

          Real Islam is Islamism as President Erdogan said. Muslims just differ as to their personal levels of piety is all. Hope that helps.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 11:57 am #

        Quite so. She is “anti-Semitic” (as if the Arabs aren’t Semites) but she didn’t say anything anti-Semitic – that time that is. She has at other times.

    • Luhrenloup March 15, 2019 at 12:01 pm #

      Ilhan attacks were not anti-semitic, but anti political corruption. The people she was attacking with her Benjamin comments were the people in Congress who take Israel’s money and do its bidding. Israel is not alone in buying US politicians.
      The Antisemite accusation of any criticism of Israel is so overused as to be ludicrous.

  5. shotho March 15, 2019 at 10:16 am #

    I wonder what exactly a ‘failed American state’ would look like. We throw that term around, glibly, without explaining the details. Does it mean that law enforcement walk off the job, taxes aren’t collected, no government checks in the mail, banks shut down?

    • BackRowHeckler March 15, 2019 at 10:29 am #

      Have a look at Venezuela. Or Baltimore.

      Brh

      • revilo March 15, 2019 at 11:39 am #

        Baltimore is a great example:
        m.youtube.com/watch?v=DVxeW1WLWpY&t=236s

        Or Detroit:
        m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSuXGdiw23U

        • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

          There are no viable Black Nations. And to the extent we allow them amongst us, to that extent our Nation will crumble.

          They are at the Tribal level of consciousness. Whites need not apply in other words. Racists? That goes without saying except with Liberals you need to spell out everything since their brains don’t work.

          • WoozyCanary March 17, 2019 at 12:27 pm #

            Two days go by and no one calls out this vile racism, no less the owner. Says something about the people that frequent this place and JHK.

          • Q. Shtik March 17, 2019 at 1:24 pm #

            Two days go by and no one calls out this vile racism, no less the owner. – WoozyCanary

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

            I get a kick when someone new (like Woozy) comes along and is horrified to read a racist comment by Janos and no one, not even our host, bothers to call him out for it.

            Woozy doesn’t realize that Janos has been spewing his world view here for going on 11 years and what he has just said about the blacks doesn’t even scratch the surface.

            Woozy, stick around for a year and before you know it you’ll be inured to it.

          • WoozyCanary March 19, 2019 at 11:18 am #

            Reply to Q. below…

            Glad i was able to provide some amusement for you.

            I’ve dropped in here before, so i’ve seen the lay of the land.

            Stick around for a year? No, i have better ways to spend my time.

            Inured?

            “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

        • Nightowl March 15, 2019 at 4:50 pm #

          They both make me sad, but particularly Baltimore. In my DC days, I was there off and on, and they have some stunning (but dilapidated) architecture in places.

          I recorded at a studio there once in sweltering heat as someone had stolen the industrial a/c unit over the prior weekend. I didn’t even know stuff like that got stolen. Good times.

          • revilo March 15, 2019 at 5:58 pm #

            I lived there for a stretch. Got threatened constantly, robbed, mugged at gunpoint. Just minding my fucking business. It was an eye-opening experience, one that more off these bitch-ass effete CFN posters should seek out.

          • BackRowHeckler March 15, 2019 at 6:12 pm #

            Streets HL Mencken, F Scott Fitzgerald and John DosPassos strolled down in an earlier day. Could they walk those same streets today? How far would they get? One block? Two?

            Brh

    • Farmer Joe March 15, 2019 at 10:32 am #

      I’d love to know the answer to that question too. Here in Washington things are pretty bad. Throngs of homeless occupy the streets of Seattle, and the resulting crime wave has forced the Seattle PD to stop enforcing property crime. They are too overwhelmed with rapes and murders. I believe taxes and bad economic policy are the underlying cause. The tax system in this state is the poster child of what not to do, unless you want all the money and power in a few hands. The taxes are so bad that in 2018 at least 36% of my gross income went to taxes. 99% of them state and local.

      When do things get real? I’d say we’re already there. When do people start to wake up and give a fuck? Probably not until they starve.

      • seawolf77 March 15, 2019 at 1:26 pm #

        Where do you expect them to go a red state? Please. At least Seattle is vibrant, the climate is temperate other than a snowstorm every 10 years or so (this one included), and there are plenty of woods to live in.

        • Farmer Joe March 15, 2019 at 1:48 pm #

          I expect them to live in an economic climate where job creation is encouraged and a days wage is enough to live on. The politicians in this state claim to help the downtrodden, but seem in reality to desire the opposite, based on their actions and policies. Do I want Seattle’s homeless to leave? No. I want our state to get its act together.

    • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 11:19 am #

      Rewind to 2008, multiply the amounts of debt exponentially, and then imagine that either no bailout is forthcoming, or that when it does we get hyperinflation of basic commodities. Wiemar Germany, Venezuela, and Argentina are all good examples, although post-USSR Russia might be even better. A land of super-abundance reverts to one of chronic shortages, unemployment, homelessness, and criminality over night. Death rates skyrocket, as “health care” becomes a cruel joke, available to only a handful. Kind of like what we have now in isolated urban pockets, but everywhere at once and MUCH, MUCH worse.

      • ozone March 15, 2019 at 11:27 am #

        Scratch,
        Please keep in mind that the public infrastructure built by the dreaded Soviets was exponentially more robust than that of present-day America.

        • BackRowHeckler March 15, 2019 at 11:37 am #

          Oz theirs was built to absorb a nuclear strike, lot of concrete poured and barbed wire unspooled.

          Brh

        • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 11:43 am #

          This is true. And their sense of shared community outcomes was much greater too.

      • The key part of your reverie is “imagine no bailout is forthcoming”

        They will be forthcoming, my dude.

        Bank on it

        • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 12:03 pm #

          Then hyperinflation it will eventually be. There is no third way.

          • The examples you gave, Argentina, Weimar Germany, Venezuela, all were subjected to debt not denominated in their own currency. America has other options including bumbudumbump- more and ever greater levels of financing.

            If some Po’-dunk bank or two goes tits up on some obligations, there will be a lot of hand wringing, but, the playbook is fairly straightforward.

          • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm #

            Until the US currency’s status as global reserve currency and defacto determiner of world crude oil prices goes in the shitter. After that, the shell game will be over and the US debt WILL magically matter again. Cheap imports will cease and exports, having already had their means of production exported, will not come back anytime soon, even assuming the impoverished masses actually could pay enough for them to profitably do so.

            So in short, no, Lil’ Sugary Snack Pack, no matter how many times the WaPo and the NYT says so, there simply is no neoliberal cornucopian tooth fairy mindlessly rewarding little boys and girls when they consume too much sugary snack sweetness and their rotting little indebted teeth fall out. The pied piper of perpetual penury is definitely out there, he’s PISSED, and dammit, he’s GOING TO GET paid!

            Or as I like to remind those with whom I strike an unholy bargain: Pay me now or pay me later, makes no particular difference to me. EVERYONE pays in the end.

          • Walter B March 15, 2019 at 2:52 pm #

            You are correct Debbie that collapse of a currency system normally requires an outside influence in order to come about. As long as everyone within the country accepts the currency and the country does not need to import anything in order to keep the gears turning all they have to do is print. The problems start if outside nations refuse to take the junk fiat for goods. That is what the BRICS deal was and remains all about, so we shall see.

          • Sam Stone March 15, 2019 at 7:04 pm #

            “The pied piper of perpetual penury is definitely out there, he’s PISSED, and dammit, he’s GOING TO GET paid!”

            When reality finally takes back over all the little twinkies out there are gonna be in for a really big shock. But in the meantime you will never ever, ever, ever get them to understand. Why should they? They’ve been living in this fantasy land for all their lives. Their teachers, peers, and especially their chosen political leaders have been telling them forever, “party on dudes and dudettes nothing to worry about the tab is covered.”

            Hell I know better but still sometimes think, well hasn’t happened yet, sure as shit should have but… hasn’t happened yet. Maybe just maybe… but the proverbial kicked can will meet a dead end eventually.

          • shotho March 17, 2019 at 10:35 am #

            We might enter into hyperinflation if the dollar as reserve currency is no longer believed to be worthy. Then, commodity prices would soar and there you are.
            I personally think that a more likely situation is that confidence by the ‘investors’ and speculators will break for some reason or other and, then, we’ll face massive deflation rather than inflation.

    • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 11:24 am #

      That world is described in great detail in JHK’s “The Long Emergency.”

      • So many liars March 15, 2019 at 11:49 am #

        JHK’s Long Emergency is a book. Orderly, logical, organized into chapters, topics, events.
        The actual Long Emergency will be real. Chaotic, confused, violent, and wild.

  6. izzy March 15, 2019 at 10:19 am #

    They say all things come to those who wait, and this particular drum has been pounded for some time. Events do seem to be coming to a head (one can only hope). May the final catharsis proceed more swiftly, painful though the resolution will be. We need a clearer view of where we actually stand.

  7. Brabantian March 15, 2019 at 10:22 am #

    One phenomenon deserving of note here, is how the candidacy of tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, has totally caught fire amongst USA youth, with his promise that every USA adult over the age of 18 will receive $1000 per month

    Yang is winning legions with his talk about how automation etc is destroying jobs … and the first thing we need to do, is make sure people have a basic income. He is catching fire for 2020, like Trump caught fire in 2016.

    The choice they say is a simple one … Everything going to hell … or everything going to hell, and you get $1000 per month until it gets there

    Especially notable is how not only left-leaning millennials and generation Z, but the youth of the ‘alt-right’ etc on 4chan and similar, have in a huge body, ‘dumped’ Trump in favour of Andrew Yang and his $1000, ‘sailing on the Yang Yacht’ now that the Trump train has crashed, with Ann Coulter recently documenting Trump failures on nearly every major campaign promise he has made

    The ‘Yang Gang’ memes on the web are often clever and hilarious. In one of them, a USA father tells his son ‘You are a man now, you must vote and choose a president. Will you pick orange cheeto blormpf? Or will you get that yang money bag?’

    In a way it’s not unreasonable, cut the money for the wars and all the other boondoggle worthless gov programmes … and there is enough for $1000 for everyone, for a little while. As Japan showed after its own 1990 crisis – but the USA and EU etc ignored – the key thing is to give the common folk a little to spend on their basic needs, and you keep the economy afloat. For a while anyway.

    • K-Dog March 15, 2019 at 10:29 am #

      $1000 a month would be……unearned riches. Who would want that?

      • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 11:24 am #

        It would also come with some sort of price tag in the form of benefits you would forego to get it. $12K/yr ain’t much, either way.

        Nevertheless, drastically cutting military budgets for the faux “Global War Of Terror” should be the first order of business for whoever wins. Tall order, that. Almost certainly not going to happen in our lifetimes.

      • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 11:38 am #

        Well, think about how that “stipend” would work out over time.

        I’m thinking, that right about year 3 of this massive printing scheme, $1000. would have the purchasing power to acquire a single loaf of bead.

        Maybe.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 12:05 pm #

          Yes, it’s meaningless without across the board price fixing. Socialism in a word.

          • K-Dog March 15, 2019 at 2:11 pm #

            We agree. How strange is that?

        • Sam Stone March 15, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

          “…a single loaf of bread. Maybe.”

          Na more like a single slice. If that. Perhaps just the crust.

      • TiredOfTheTreadmill March 15, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

        Interpreting that as sarcasm I might throw out there.

        Anyway, isn’t that the core essence of our current system? Well, if you chose your parents correctly.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

      Quite so. Me too. Only National Socialism can save us now. Or Socialist Nationalism. Do the machines serve us or do we serve the machines – and those that own them?

      As usual the conservatives have nothing to add. NOW they worry if automation is good for people? After decades, generations, and centuries of replacing people with machines? That’s the whole purpose: machines are cheaper and more reliable. Profit is ALL.

      You need to go slow with normie retards. Point out to them that not as many girls work in the library now that self checkout is enforced. Ditto the supermarket. Those brain cells have to be slowly charged.

      We take it up or the Communists like AOC will.

      • Sam Stone March 15, 2019 at 1:08 pm #

        It won’t be long before no one works at the library. If there is even a physical library. As it is now I only go to the library to pick up and drop off actual books and DVDs that I placed on hold online. Everyday more and more books can be checked out and downloaded immediately in either ebook or audiobook format.

  8. Urinthe Village March 15, 2019 at 10:31 am #

    When the food stamp cards quit working and/or the ATM’s close down, all the major cities begin to go up in flames within 48 hours. That’s what the beginning will look like. What goes on in the rural areas? No idea. BIll and Hillary and their ilk will escape to Abu Dabi or somewhere. Even if that scenario is delayed, I predict Hillary will never even see the inside of a courtroom, let alone a jail cell, regardless of evidence.

    • malthuss March 15, 2019 at 10:33 am #

      Really? I dont think White people will riot, not for the first week.
      They may have some food stored.

      • BackRowHeckler March 15, 2019 at 11:26 am #

        Middle class white people rioting, that’s pretty funny, Malth,

        In the last Federal agency I worked at we had an association, which was pretty similar to a union. We’d get a good laugh when occassionally some of the members would attend this or that labor action, piling into their Mercedes and Acuras, and stopping to pick up pre ordered catered lunches on the way.

        Brh

      • elysianfield March 15, 2019 at 7:22 pm #

        “Really? I dont think White people will riot, not for the first week.”

        Malthuss,
        Are you kidding? They will be playing defense…The offense? Take your pick….

        #footballmeta4

      • Anon1970 March 17, 2019 at 4:17 pm #

        I think Urin was referring to blacks in the ghettos.

    • K-Dog March 15, 2019 at 10:43 am #

      This is like worrying about all the cars stopping at once and the consequent loss of aerosols in the atmosphere causing an extra degree of warming. It can happen on paper but only on paper. Industrial activity can’t suddenly grind to a halt. It can go to shit, yes, but the process will actually take time and nobody who freaks people out with ‘when the trucks stop running tomorrow’ ever comes up with a scenario where the trucks actually would stop running all at once. So it is with a ‘ when food stamp cards quit working scare.

      • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 11:44 am #

        In a massive grid down failure — caused by powerful cyber-warfare, an EMP, or a large-sized solar flare — the trucks would stop running pretty damn quickly.

        Our national grid infrastructure is being run with antiquated technology anyway, and anything of real significant impact would easily take it down for years.

        That spells total chaos to me.

        • K-Dog March 15, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

          EMP!

          You got me. That one might do it. But cyber-warfare, no. The targets are too distributed to be brought down by a cyber attack. Delivery could only be disrupted and workarounds would be found. If trucks can run they would be dispatched by paper if need be by the National Guard.

          Would enough trucks run after an EMP to keep things going? Do we really know?

          Workarounds would be found. That’s what conspiracy scares of catastrophic Armageddons which might happen tomorrow always ignore. An impossible probable slippery slope of events is generally assumed. Banks can always be bailed out until they can’t.

          • K-Dog March 15, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

            improbable

          • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

            A Carrington-level solar flare would be much, much more powerful than an EMP. And it would be world-wide, not just localized to one region.

            t would take out every unshielded electrical circuit and chipset on the planet. The US military knows this, and is the only major entity to protect its electronics with Faraday-type cages.

            It happened in 1859, when we had no electronics whatsoever.

            If it happened today . . . well, here is one viewpoint:

            news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110302-solar-flares-sun-storms-earth-danger-carrington-even…

    • “When the food stamp cards quit working and/or the ATM’s close down, all the major cities begin to go up in flames within 48 hours.”

      Never gonna happen. Never. Gonna. Happen.

      • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 12:05 pm #

        Chants the Snacker as he/she stubbornly sticks his/her sugar coated fingers in his/her ears.

        • And why would a government running a $19 trillion economy, the world largest net exporter of food, with the world’s most subsidized food system, risk its political legitimacy and social welfare for a program that comprises a tiny amount of its budget?

          Its a nice fantasy you got there.

          • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 1:07 pm #

            Because it has been juggling 11 other plates of disaster at the same time . . . . and when one goes down, the rest soon follow.

            Maybe?

          • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 1:41 pm #

            Call it the “domino effect.” These things don’t happen in isolation, ya ninny!

        • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 12:59 pm #

          Quote the Snacker, Nevermore.

          • elysianfield March 15, 2019 at 7:45 pm #

            “Quote the Snacker, Nevermore.”

            Janos/revilo

            …And Baltimore, A city shining,
            Civilization with it’s pomp and fining…
            Where therein lived the metaphor we call the “sweet Lenore”,
            Where once the fine shoe leather tread,
            Are vile streets now filled with dread,
            The City now is rotten, rotten to it’s very core,
            …And sweet Lenore? A cankered whore.
            But what of Innocence?

            “Nevermore”

          • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 10:30 pm #

            Yours? A fine pirating of the Master. I’m sure Poe would approve. As the Greek postman told Lorca when he posed as a poet who had penned a Lorca poem, Poetry belongs to who ever needs it. He used it to woo the island beauty.

          • elysianfield March 17, 2019 at 12:03 pm #

            “Yours? ”

            Janos,
            Yes. I was inspired by revilo’s experiences as chronicled uplink.

            Poe died in Baltimore…go figure.

          • BornToKillPeace March 17, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

            Ladies love cool Lorca. L.L.Cool. L.

      • Urinthe Village March 16, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

        I believe the ATM’s did quit working for a while in Cyprus, and also Iceland. I also remember some videos of angry protests in Iceland, of all places, where police deployed giant canisters of pepper spray on those habitually riot-prone Icelanders.
        I’m reading, “The Gulag Archipelago,” currently (something everyone should take the time to do). Solzhenitsyn advises it’s always a mistake to say, “(Such and such) can’t happen here.”

        • elysianfield March 17, 2019 at 12:08 pm #

          UV,

          We have on this site an ex-pat Russian who opines that Solzhenitsyn was a traitor and a liar. I read the “Archipelago” soon after it arrived on these shores, and believed it without reservation…but maybe I was wrong and Russia under Stalin was a true “worker’s paradise”?

  9. malthuss March 15, 2019 at 10:36 am #

    Starlight,
    The West Memphis Three were or are Satanists. This is fact.
    They did an Alford Plea, which is an admission of guilt [in torturing and murdering 3 boys].
    Johnny Depp, via the Innocence Project, freed them. The 4 of them are Satanists.
    A lot of this goes on.

    • malthuss March 15, 2019 at 10:49 am #

      this is scary
      youtube.com/watch?v=LPa8uZnMiZs

    • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 1:01 pm #

      What about the Allagash Five who were kidnapped by a UFO?

      I met a guy who met Betty Hill. A UFO was in the garage covered over by a tarp. She told them not to touch so he didn’t.

      • BackRowHeckler March 15, 2019 at 4:23 pm #

        Janos, Weekly World News covered this Allagash 5 extensively. However, we did not know anything about any spaceship in a garage covered by a tarp. Could you put us into contact with this friend of Betty Hill. Where is this ship? And the aliens, are they still lurking about? Pleaae send photo of ship and aliens if you have them.

        Brh

        • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 10:32 pm #

          If each of the Allagash five had a six pack and each had two Black slaves, and each of the slaves had two of the beers, how many beers were left for the Allagash Five?

    • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 4:15 am #

      I did look it up. There is a great deal of pro Innocence Project information out there. I found this article which I seems to be more balanced.

      theunredacted.com/the-west-memphis-three-a-deal-with-the-devil/

      I am not sure but it sounds like there is convincing evidence that the West Memphis Three were the perpetrators. And a successful propaganda campaign resulted in their early release. Damien Echols and Johnny Depp apparently got along right away. Allegedly Damien was the mastermind and the most disturbed of the three. So it is interesting how Depp related to him so much.

  10. Sam Stone March 15, 2019 at 10:36 am #

    “The big question is just how disorderly and violent the journey through that will have to be.

    “Good question Mr K. All we can do is look to history and see what has happened to others. Of course it will depend on your location but my guess is pretty bad for all.

    The best thing anyone can do right now is to work hard at getting yourself in good health. Once the lights go out only the most basic of healthcare will be available to we plebs.

    Another good article by Mr. K. I really don’t see much of a future for our country past 2020 regardless of who wins the joke of an election. That we have stumbled on this long is truly amazing.

    • K-Dog March 15, 2019 at 10:57 am #

      You want a rhyme.

      With the death of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in March of 180 the reign of the five good emperors ended and with them being gone the Pax Romana ended. Emperors who followed Marcus Aurelius ruled over chaos and decline.

      The first of these inept rulers was Commodus, the son of Marcus Aurelius. Debauched and corrupt he was a narcissist who saw himself as the reincarnation of Hercules. It is a safe bet to think he liked all things gold.

      • ozone March 15, 2019 at 11:15 am #

        …butt did Commodus seat himself upon a golden commode to perform his Herculean evacuations? 😉

        Twisted (or slightly bent) minds want to know!

        • K-Dog March 15, 2019 at 11:34 am #

          He could not do it unless he was holding his sisters hand or something like that. I recall Edward Gibbon went on at length about his depravity.

          It is good Marcus never knew what happened.

      • Sam Stone March 15, 2019 at 11:31 am #

        For those with the inclination and time all 6 volumes of Edward Gibbon’s “The History of The Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire” are available free online. A good alternative to wading through all those is “The Fall of The Roman Empire” by Michael Grant.

  11. goldpen March 15, 2019 at 10:44 am #

    Well everything will be just fine soon. Beto just announced he’s running! Yep. Gonna ride his skateboard through every county in ‘Murica during the next two years to win the hearts and minds of all….

    “Oh Beto you’re so fine..you’re so fine you blow my mind..Hey Beto! Hey Beto!”

    (My apologies to Toni Basil)

    • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 11:47 am #

      His appeal totally eludes me. Must be a “youth thing.”

      • Sam Stone March 15, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

        I thought the latest “youth thing” is the geriatric Socialist Uncle Bernie.

        • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 1:39 pm #

          Him too. Call that a “kindly old grandpa” thing, maybe?

    • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 12:14 pm #

      A White Obama who says he doesn’t deserve to win because he’s White. So why is he running? Ridiculous. The guy in Venezuela is another. Probably they had a casting call – that’s how AOC appeared, apparently. They’re looking for Star Power.

      westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/more-on-aoc-allies/

    • oilie March 15, 2019 at 12:17 pm #

      Beto, the aptly named essential beta male, is running for VP. Thinks he can deliver Texas just because a lot of non-Texans hated Ted Cruz enough to send him a few bucks.

  12. ozone March 15, 2019 at 10:57 am #

    “You had to wonder why it took Nancy Pelosi so long to figure out that maybe impeachment was not the big rock-candy mountain that, for “the resistance,” marked the gateway to a Trump-free nirvana. It became obvious this week, through the release of the Bruce Ohr and Lisa Page transcripts, that RussiaGate was birthed entirely by persons in the employ of Hillary Clintion, with then CIA Director John Brennan as midwife, and the DOJ / FBI avidly assisting — all of them fully aware that the predicate was false. What’s more, the evidence timeline makes it clear that Democratic Party leadership, including Nancy Pelosi, knew it was false. Hence, the pained smile she’s been wearing these many months.” — JHK

    Yessiree Bob! “…all of them fully aware”!
    The hubris behind this cobbled-together load of cobblers is absolutely amazing. Bill Binney, expert in techno-spookery (having built a bunch of it himself), expertly opined from the get-go that the e-mail clusterfuck was a *direct download* (IOW, an inside job) and *not an overseas hack*. Nobody listened, aside from the few paying attention to details.

    I’m wondering if anyone involved in this techno-putsch ever gave voice to a concern that “the American people” (gawd bless ’em) might just lose faith in the whole government credibility thang if this scheme ever saw the light of day? Jesus, sure as hell shows what they think of our cognitive abilities. …Not to mention what they think of their own powers of propagandizing and organs to disseminate them.

    At any rate, the hull of the Ship of State has most assuredly been breached, it’s taking on water and surprisingly, not enough hands have been ordered to man the pumps!

    …And in the midst of all this, Trump has the temerity (nuthin’ new there) to call out the Brownshirt Nation in a BrightButt* interview. Wow, just, wow. Has he never heard that when your enemy is busy destroying itself, one should keep one’s gob shut? The level of ‘thought’ here is …well, non-existent.

    “I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad,” Trump told Breitbart

    Hmmm, wonder what he means by that?

    • K-Dog March 15, 2019 at 11:06 am #

      “Brownshirt Nation in a BrightButt* interview.”

      Better to hear an hours recording of the passing of gas. Anybody remembering the movie ‘Idiocracy’ will know my reference.


      “I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad,” Trump told Breitbart.

      Hmmm, wonder what he means by that?

      • ozone March 15, 2019 at 11:17 am #

        Looks about right, K-Dog. Nice Bavarian two-wheeler though…

        • K-Dog March 15, 2019 at 11:29 am #

          Yes, I saw that right away myself 🙂

          • BackRowHeckler March 15, 2019 at 11:56 pm #

            Kdog, bikers called Collectiveros providing muscle for Maduro regime in Venezuela, shooting live rounds at people foraging fo food and protesting.

            Bikers apparently work it from all sidesm not just one side.

            Brh

        • Q. Shtik March 16, 2019 at 12:13 am #

          Nice Bavarian two-wheeler – OZ

          ===========

          Speaking of which…took my first bike ride of the season today, up near where Walter B hangs his hat: Washington, NJ off Rt 31. Did 95 miles round trip and the temp was as high as 79 degrees F.

      • Nightowl March 15, 2019 at 4:57 pm #

        No, no. You mean Ass The Movie. It was 90 mins.

    • ozone March 15, 2019 at 11:06 am #

      To put this comment to JHK’s excellent missive this morning more succinctly:

      A claque of very stupid people have done some very stupid things, and have made the fatal mistake of assuming everyone else is stupider than they.

      Generally, folks don’t take well to being hornswoggled.

      • BackRowHeckler March 15, 2019 at 11:31 am #

        A bit of a tragedy up your way, Oz.

        Not totally sorted out yet.

        JHK will have read about it too as apparently one of the victims worked in Albany.

        Little kids involved too.

        Brh

      • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 11:32 am #

        “hornswoggled”

        Now there’s a word you don’t see used nearly enough anymore!

        • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 12:01 pm #

          Goes nicely with “bamboozled”.

          • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 12:06 pm #

            Now you’re talking!

    • FincaInTheMountains March 15, 2019 at 11:48 am #

      Hmmm, wonder what he means by that?

      The Red Welsh Dragon.

    • volodya March 16, 2019 at 1:31 pm #

      Ozone, Trump is so routinely incoherent it’s hard to know what he means in any given utterance. It just kinda spews out, unedited, unrestrained, which I suppose is good in a way. You know his thinking or non-thinking, as the case may be, and then you govern yourself accordingly. Forewarned is forearmed, as they say.

      As to his invoking the specter of conflict, violence is pretty much routine in the conduct of human affairs. I’ve brought up the possibility several times, given the economic ruin rained down on such large portions of the country, and if that wasn’t enough, the fire-hosing of insults at those same people. Let’s not get into the fraudulent Deep State attempts to reverse the last election. Given these circumstances, spates of brick-throwing festivities aren’t out of the question.

      I mean, w.r.t. the DNC hack and the claim that it was the Russkis to blame, did the FBI get those servers in their possession? Not to my knowledge, so you’d have to ask why not. Maybe they didn’t want to know what they’d reveal just in case it didn’t fit into the prevailing Russia Collusion narrative.

      Binney isn’t just some bearded loon shouting from the roof-tops, what he’s said about the issue has been duly noted, and while it was discounted in the main-stream press and among the right-minded, it’s one factor in the relentless sinking into disrepute of national institutions. There’s tar-pits of governmental malfeasance, and while Trump may be one of the mastodons mired in them, he’s only one of a herd from both sides of the political spectrum. What’s obvious from my own perch is that this ludicrous Mueller investigation was nothing dedicated to the search for truth and justice, rather, it’s purpose was to up-end 2016. You know, find some shit on Trump and fling it around and hope some sticks.

      There’s a lot of intersecting idiocies in this saga giving rise to a wide variety of possible trajectories for events, and while mayhem is only one of many possibilities, it’s not one to be discounted lightly. Trump, in his blundering way, pointed it out.

  13. seawolf77 March 15, 2019 at 10:57 am #

    Thomas Jefferson said something about the Universal Basic Income I think. He said the Republic is over when the populace realizes it has the keys to the treasury. After all you’re talking about 100,000,000 people at $12,000 a year which is 12 trillion a year. Man we’ll hit 100 trillion national debt in no time.

    • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 11:38 am #

      That’s all true, unfortunately the rich have realized this for decades now already, and they’ve already taken many times more than their cut. UBI is a head fake that will work out poorly for all involved. We need immediate income redistribution through a variety of mechanisms, and then we need regulation with teeth in it and funding for regulatory agencies to make sure it doesn’t all happen again. But more than any of that, we need an elite class that actually believes in things like “duty, honor, country” or similar, rather than personal enrichment at the expense of anyone and everyone else. Not sure we can ever put that cat back in the bag at this point.

      • capt spaulding March 15, 2019 at 12:09 pm #

        “Duty, honor, country”, these are all things that make the elite laugh, as they bribe and influence their way through life. In the late sixties, there were less than 100 lobbyists in Wash DC, by 1990, it was estimated that there were over 10,000 of them. I don’t know what the number would be today. Ironically, if people like Manafort, who is caught up in the courts, had stayed out of the limelight, they would have been free to keep right on with their corrupt, corrosive tactics, with no one the wiser. Of course you KNOW the surface has only been scratched, and while we, the people, continue arguing over the left and right, the 1% concentrates on the only thing that means anything, money and power. This was further illustrated this week by the college scandals. Was this a surprise to anybody? The only surprise to me was that people were being prosecuted for it. We are indeed in the last stage of empire, and it’s just a matter of time until the shit hits the fan.

        • Sam Stone March 15, 2019 at 12:31 pm #

          What makes you think anyone will be prosecuted? Oh there may be talk of a trial and perhaps some patsy will take the fall. Those 1 percenters who used these “services” will never be brought to trial much less see any fines or jailtime. Also it isn’t a matter of time before TSHTF. The shit is already flying all around us. The question is how long can we each individually dodge said shit as it flies out faster and faster.

        • Walter B March 15, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

          Stop calling them lobbyists captain, they are Johns and they buy prostitutes with their cash. The only difference between this and the street version is that the Johns don’t get screwed, WE do.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

      We want our forty and a mule. And by the gods, we’ll have them.

      It will be cheaper than the System we have right now and much cheaper than the open borders 400 million plus plan that you people are working on.

    • 100,000,000×12000
      =
      1.2 trillion

  14. seawolf77 March 15, 2019 at 11:04 am #

    Cost estimates that consider the difference between upfront and real cost are a fraction of inflated gross cost estimates. For instance, economist and philosopher Karl Widerquist has shown that to fund a UBI of $12,000 per adult and $6,000 per child every year (while keeping all other spending the same) the US would have to raise an additional $539 billion a year—less than 3% of its GDP. This is a small fraction of the figures that get thrown around of over $3 trillion (the gross cost of this policy.) Karl’s simplified scheme has people slowly start contributing back their UBI in taxes to the common pot as they earn, with net beneficiaries being anyone individually earning less than $24,000 a year.

    • K-Dog March 15, 2019 at 11:18 am #

      But with free money most people won’t work so everything will go to shit.

      Within a few years any UBI would be funneled into rents to feed a rentier class and the exasperating stratification of Americas economy would only be worse than now.

      rentier someone whose income is from property rents or bond interest and other investments./i>

      If everybody gets UBI the essentials in life simply cost more because those with something to rent or sell know you have more money to pay. Supply and demand will undo any temporary free ride but the idea of ‘free’ it seems, does not let this simple fact sink in.

      And who would want a free ride? How could you feel good about yourself?

      • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 11:40 am #

        Excellent points, Dawg.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 1:10 pm #

        Well, obviously price controls will need to be applied on essentials since Capitalism is devoid of morality. Thought you knew that.

        Thank to folks like you who developed this shit without thinking about the consequences (cuz Engineering is devoid of morality), there aren’t going to be many jobs soon. So something need to be done. Don’t worry, MOST people will want to work at least now and then in order to get some extra money. And as for Careers, well they’ll be more valued than ever for both the money and the prestige due to their relative scarcity. So all the things you people love will continue minus the tens of millions on the streets a la a frozen version of Calcutta. Or is that what you want? If not, then what’s your solution? I mean we’re not going to stop replacing people with machines (since managers have no morality), so….?

        C’mon guy, use you mind.

        • Q. Shtik March 16, 2019 at 12:51 am #

          Well, obviously price controls will need to be applied – Janos

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

          Jesus H. Christ, Janos, how can you be so smart about so many things and so stupid about so many others? Price controls never work.* Further, the ink will not have dried on the $1,000 a month plan than there will be a great clamoring to raise the amount and it will never end. People living in cardboard boxes over sidewalk grates will be interviewed on TV saying “who are they kidding, who could possibly live on 12 grand a year?”

          *Google “The Unhappy 40th Anniversary of Nixon’s Wage and Price Controls” written August 15, 2011

          • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2019 at 1:03 pm #

            Well obviously with guys like you in charge it wouldn’t work. Since you worship profit and those who attain it, what example could you set? And how could you enforce financial sobriety among ordinary people if you wink at guys like Manafort, etc who don’t practice it?

            No, we need Black uniformed goons in charge. Justiciars. Warrior Priests, whom both the “rich” (who are spiritually poor but typically not poor in spirit) and the poor fear equally.

          • Q. Shtik March 17, 2019 at 1:55 am #

            It becomes more obvious every day, what you want to do is take an authoritarian club to the head of human nature.

      • malthuss March 15, 2019 at 8:52 pm #

        12 k a year is ‘walking around money’

        But with free money most people won’t work who can get to USA.

    • K-Dog March 15, 2019 at 11:24 am #

      you can see the italic tag that didn’t close. I wrote this part:

      If everybody gets UBI the essentials in life simply cost more because those with something to rent or sell know you have more money to pay. Supply and demand will undo any temporary free ride but the idea of ‘free’ it seems, does not let this simple fact sink in.

      And who would want a free ride? How could you feel good about yourself?

      But JHK did not bring up any UBI nonsense and that tells me he is not wasting his time on this foolishness, at least for now:

      The money is not there to perform any of the miracles of redistribution promised by AOC and Bernie Sanders — unless the Federal Reserve is coerced into printing a whole lot more money out of thin air, in which case the consequence will be that everybody gets to have a lot of worthless money that has lost its value.

      The old vaudeville act of spinning plates on sticks comes to mind.

  15. So many liars March 15, 2019 at 11:20 am #

    There are a lot of people patiently waiting for justice. We should be able to rely on the Dept of “Justice” to deliver, but they’re part of the corruption. And so we wait for the congressional investigations, but the left is complicit and the right is weak. So we wait for independent investigators (like Judicial Watch or John Huber) to complete their work.
    We understand that justice will not be as sweet or as complete as we’d like, but we expect to see public humiliation, confiscation of assets, and incarceration meted out to those in leadership whose law-breaking is spectacular and arrogant.
    “America” isn’t just any nation. It’s an idea, an idea about freedom, justice, and self-government. When that idea is so corroded by corrupt officials that we can no longer believe in it, “America” is dead.
    I still believe. I still wait. But I’m afraid.

    • K-Dog March 15, 2019 at 11:28 am #

      There are a lot of people patiently waiting for justice.

      The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. – Edmond Burke

      I could not resist.

      • So many liars March 15, 2019 at 11:34 am #

        Good quote, and I think you meant well. “Good men” are told to let the process work.
        But if this process doesn’t yield justice, I fear for the day that the “good men” take justice into their own hands.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 1:13 pm #

      Justice means a righteous god fearing King and a religion for the people. And obviously a righteous god fearing elite. The idea of everyone being equal was wrong from the beginning since people aren’t equal. It was just an idea put forward to overthrow the Old Order and impose something worse.

      • messianicdruid March 15, 2019 at 11:08 pm #

        The equality is “before the law”. Justice must be blind, no respect of persons.

        The next question is “ whose law”? While you are following false gods [ rulemakers without authority to make/change law ] you will have no justice.

        • Q. Shtik March 16, 2019 at 1:05 am #

          Yes, yes, Messi, we must do as God has instructed. We must not mix meat and dairy. We must not throw a light switch on the Sabbath.

  16. RB March 15, 2019 at 11:21 am #

    There is nothing wrong with the country or even the planet that a thinning of the population would not correct. Mother Nature has her ways of fixing shit. I doubt we will like the methods.

    • TiredOfTheTreadmill March 15, 2019 at 11:29 am #

      Good point. And, we will do nothing to prevent getting to the point of Mom Nature doing the job indiscriminately. We have the Abrahamic and capitalist endless growth religions to overcome before we can even have a sensible talk about birth control. A hard crash into a granite mountain is much likely before anything like that happens.

      • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

        Agreed. Bad outcomes are guaranteed for any species that stumbles into overshoot. Humans will be no different, although the magnitude will of course be much greater. In truth, we’ve been in undeniable overshoot since the late 19th century already (about the same time oil was discovered and put to use), it’s just that it has finally become obvious to most. All of that even allowing for the fact of the mass carnage of twentieth century industrial warfare, which reduced European populations fairly significantly. Warfare – the fighting over remaining resources – being a prime indicator for a species in overshoot.

        • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

          “. . . being a prime indicator for a species in overshoot.”

          Problem is, the human species is going to take a lot of other species with it before finally collapsing.

          That is the terrible tragedy for the innocent beings of this planet.

          • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

            True that. Already have too.

          • Q. Shtik March 16, 2019 at 1:12 am #

            I favor a human pop. of .5B. Let the thinning begin the day after I croak of natural causes.

          • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2019 at 9:53 am #

            I favor a human pop. of .5B. Let the thinning begin the day after I croak of natural causes.

            Trenchant observation, Q., and one which points out the utter intractability of the problem. No “rational” human being wants to step forward and offer to be the first to combat the problem. Unfortunately, nature bats first AND last and doesn’t concern itself with what we want in this case.

            Overshoot is not a problem amenable to the usual human tactics of negotiation and “smart management;” it’s a stone wall we’ll hurl ourselves against endlessly until our numbers are reduced to sustainable levels, assuming we’re not so stubborn that we cause a total population collapse altogether, which is also a typical response by species in serious overshoot. They consume everything that led to their superabundance in the first place, then move on to the seedcorn that would have at least enabled future generations to survive at more modest levels, as we’re doing with oil in particular now.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 1:15 pm #

        Or open borders. Immigration is both a secular sacrament and a growth industry. “Legal” (it shouldn’t be) or illegal – same thing ultimately.

        • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 1:32 pm #

          Think of it as herding cats – or cockroaches. Get them all huddled together and then break out that giant can of Raid bug spray.

    • draupnir March 15, 2019 at 12:46 pm #

      They’re fighting an outbreak of Ebola again. I thought we’d bought the farm the last time. Pneumonic plague has made an appearance in Congo and Uganda, as well. That’s a bad one, and unlike Ebola it spreads like measles with a 99.9 percent mortality. It’s treatable with antibiotics, if it’s caught early, but the window of opportunity is small. All someone has to do is get on a plane and cough. Pneumonic plague would be popping up all over the world. We’ve all seen the computer models. There is a vaccine, but its efficacy is unknown, and how quickly could they ramp up production? Prophylactic antibiotics works as a preventative, but again what kind of supply is available. In this scenario, I imagine the elite would get their shots and prophylaxis and it would be allowed to burn its way through the rest of us. How convenient. If you are of European descent you may be the possessor of a copy of the CRR5-delta32 gene, two copies is better. Two copies confers immunity (and you won’t get HIV either). With one copy you may contract plague, but should recover, though I imagine sequelae would kill a hefty percentage. It took out one third of Europe over about three years in the fourteenth century and then it kept coming back until the last great epidemic in 1665-1666. When the dust had settled, the surviving serfs got a better deal.

      • BackRowHeckler March 15, 2019 at 6:05 pm #

        Fight against Ebola in the Congo being stymied by clinics being wiped out by criminals, hospitals looted, nurses raped, supplies stolen, and doctors carjacked. Apparently the Congo is the heart of darkness, the closest thing to hell on earth.

        Brh

        • malthuss March 15, 2019 at 8:56 pm #

          Y A W N

          That Hospital in Texas went under due to Obama letting the ebola sufferer in.

  17. TiredOfTheTreadmill March 15, 2019 at 11:25 am #

    The rackets and corruption are too enmeshed into the fabric of our country’s socio-economic mindset that such things as a fair and decent healthcare system are impossible without a collapse, let alone Medicare for all.

    Besides, we already blew the wad doing what America does best: ensuring the wealthy and powerful stay wealthy, powerful and comfortable. We’ve done everything possible and borrowed trillions to maintain that trajectory since at least 2008. I mean, why have medicare for all and environmental efficiency in our system when it might cost the bankers, brokers and associated parasites their big bonuses? That’s unAmerican. TPTB will continue this course regardless of how many former middle class and working class people get crushed in the process. This is America and the only thing that matters is coming out on top. Even if it means you stand atop a vast wasteland.

    • Sounds like you’re about ready to join the Yang Gang. Hop aboard, sailor.

      • TiredOfTheTreadmill March 15, 2019 at 1:32 pm #

        I know nothing about the Yang Gang except for brief mentions above which I haven’t read yet. Someone’s gotta work to keep this bus careening toward the cliff.

        If Yang is a static state/degrowth candidate who isn’t owned by Wall street or any of the popular religious cults, like Christianity, his ship may have merit.

    • Walter B March 16, 2019 at 11:43 am #

      You are correct TOTT, far too many Americans have not only accepted corruption as a way of doing business, but even those who have not are not willing to even speak up against it. The get rich quick, winning lottery ticket, me first screw you attitude has infected the entire nation thanks to marketing and technology. I do believe that there are simply too many parasites and not nearly enough hosts left to support the swarm. Next stop – Tipping Point!

  18. FincaInTheMountains March 15, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

    we need an elite class that actually believes in things like “duty, honor, country” == Scratch

    When I call the English elite real, I do not mean that it is highly moral, or more intellectual, than for example the Russian elite or the American.

    I mean, they have been faithfully serving the British Empire for 7 centuries, and the British working class, hating all the upper classes, still see the difference between the aristocrats and the bourgeoisie and in the Time of Troubles, when good old England is seriously threatened by an external enemy, British working class always turns out on the side of the aristocracy.

    • draupnir March 15, 2019 at 1:16 pm #

      Because it’s better the devil you know?

      • FincaInTheMountains March 15, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

        No, because they are not fucking sellouts.

  19. FincaInTheMountains March 15, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

    And one of the causes of the conflict in English society that led to Brexit and the US civil war is that the European-oriented globalist “elite” of Great Britain (that is, the notorious bourgeoisie) raised its hand on the system of social elevators that are the backbone of the British monarchy.

    The fact is that in Britain the meaning of the term Public schools is directly opposed to the meaning of this term in the USA – in particular, one of these schools is the notorious Eaton.

    And this system is inseparable from the Grammar school system, which means classical education, as a result of which the very articulated national idea emerges that keeps “elite” children from becoming “majors”, that is, traitors, and those who rise in a social elevator, into unprincipled careerists.

    • Well, well, well. Somebody’s taking this global warming thing seriously.

      The New York Times reports that the City of New York, specifically, Manhattan, is preparing to defend itself against rising seas with a proposal to extend the coastline by as much as 500 feet, extend and elevate the wharf at Battery Park, and install “flip-up barriers” to defend against a sudden Antarctic melt-off.

      This will inform future planning for the rest of America’s coastlines. Diligent planning is going to mete out reprieves for areas considered “important”, such as the financial district, and those not considered so important, which I predict will comprise several thousands miles of continuous shoreline from Jersey to Brownsville.

      The smart money is building berms, which means the advice to dumb money is… find a greater fool, sooner rather than later.

      • FincaInTheMountains March 15, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

        When you can name the serious land reclamation projects or projects to select crops resistant to changing weather conditions, then I could agree that the world “pefecti” elites are serious about the problem.

        Unfortunately, all I see is a desire by “perfecti” to re-allocate more resources of the world economy in their favor by the use of so-called “carbon-credits” and “carbon tax” and make electricity more unaffordable for “profaine” (deplorables).

        In other words, Black Project in a chemically pure form.

        • I live in America. Electric power is cheap, clean, and affordable. Carbon taxes will force polluters to pay- even though cheap, clean, and affordable power is available- they insist, for no good reason, to burn wood, oil, and gasoline. Mainly, their rationale is for a marginal cost effectiveness. Well, that cost savings was a lie- those polluting energy sources put external costs on society. Carbon taxes place financial responsibility where it belongs.

          Legitimate governments (or, governments who want to stay legitimate) are going to be those who place a premium on developing electrical distribution and storage systems compatible with the carbon-neutral generation sources of the future. Those governments must make the requisite investments in human capital- training and employing professional, skilled workers to build the industry- and infrastructure- to bring their nations to a competitive international standard.

          The risks for nations lagging their peers in this effort will result in spending another century as a global pariah, locked in a cycle of financial and social malaise, politically and economically isolated and moribund. The pressure will only increase on those countries, as international technological standards leave their domestic markets adrift with legacy technology, incompatible and obsolete. Trade will fall, currencies will devalue, recessions will follow, and political legitimacy of regimes will tested.

        • BackRowHeckler March 15, 2019 at 2:48 pm #

          Spot on, Finca.

    • swazimoto March 15, 2019 at 8:26 pm #

      Fincain,
      “Eton” is the name of the elite British school whereas “Eaton” manufactures grain elevators (which are only notorious if you fall into one). Cheerio, guv’nor!

      • GreenAlba March 17, 2019 at 9:32 am #

        Bit of an Eton mess*, there. I’ve let the same one go before – don’t know where Finca gets his information about things British.

        But I’m still struggling with this bit:

        And this system is inseparable from the Grammar school system, which means classical education, as a result of which the very articulated national idea emerges that keeps “elite” children from becoming “majors”, that is, traitors, and those who rise in a social elevator, into unprincipled careerists.

        As a pleb who, along with my brothers, went to grammar school (then the means of the lowly and not-quite-so-lowly getting their kids into a ‘better’ school if they passed the ’11+’, in order to fill the growing vacancies in the managerial ranks of the booming post-war economy – and more doctors and nurses to keep them healthy), I remain slightly baffled by this ‘sentence’.

        And I would say the public school system was entirely ‘separable’ from the grammar schools, specifically in that it cost(s) tens of thousands of pounds to send a child to a public school and it cost precisely nothing to send your child to a grammar school.

        *Junk food for toffs. With a few healthy strawberries.

        bbc.com/food/recipes/etonmess_81082

    • GreenAlba March 18, 2019 at 6:38 am #

      ” in particular, one of these schools is the notorious Eaton.”

      An interesting article here, Finca, about how the notorious Eton, and similar toff public schools, brought us Brexit:

      theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/18/bitain-brexit-crisis-public-schools

  20. revilo March 15, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

    Getting some solid lols learning some more about Beto today. Holy fuck this guy.

    m.youtube.com/watch?v=0XU0t35nHvw

    • Sam Stone March 15, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

      Well look at the bright side. If someone says to you “man I love this Beto dude, gonna vote for him for sure,” you know you are talking to a certified idiot who you can put on your ignore forever list.

      • TiredOfTheTreadmill March 15, 2019 at 1:51 pm #

        Just as I have already done to the Trump buffoons. The ignore list grows and grows.

        • messianicdruid March 15, 2019 at 11:18 pm #

          A Trump elected by Russians is STILL better than a Clinton elected by “Americans”.

        • Sam Stone March 17, 2019 at 2:18 am #

          “The ignore list grows and grows.”

          No doubt there. If the Democratic Presidential list of candidates keeps adding more betos my guess is you’ll have very few people left to talk too by 2020.

  21. volodya March 15, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

    There’s a lot of predicates based on nothing resembling reality, all false, all preposterously contradicting the most basic common sense and fundamental laws of nature.

    No, notwithstanding the claims of the financial elite, there’s no magic elixir called the “wealth effect”. It’s just another Wall Street con that should have been roundly discredited in the debacle ten years back. No matter, the Fed still has its plunge protection mechanism, that being to flood the financial system with counterfeit money, the justification being that if you have a “wealth effect” with rising stock prices, you have the opposite with falling prices. Of course everyone knows that this “wealth effect” talk is all phony-baloney, it’s just a ploy to get intervention so rich guys don’t get creamed in a market rout. ZIRP will solve all the issues, and, if it doesn’t, then NIRP will. Sure it will, the economists say so. And besides, the institutions of the US federal government will break legs and make people disappear if they have to, to make sure Wall Street bankers stay rich.

    The antics of the last two years, especially with the nonsensical Russia Collusion theory, is all about the Deep State and its Washington errand boys fighting back mightily against the rising tide of event and circumstance that, as sure as we were born, is submerging their absurdist schemes for the enrichment of the outlandishly rich and their delusions about American hegemony in history’s sink-hole, that place to which all arrangements without a future eventually go.

    Trump and his Deplorables, UK Brexiteers, French Yellow Jackets, and the multitude of European political movements represent something absolutely anathema to Western ruling classes; the suggestion that not only ruling class interests matter, that people who work with their hands for a living have legitimate aspirations, that wanting a decent shot at life isn’t by definition beyond the pale. Hard as it is to believe for Ivy League grads and students, and the denizens of Washington and New York and London, it isn’t all about them.

    Of course the New York Times and other reality denying publications will try to mold the stories, being history’s “first draft” as they like to call themselves. They decry “fake news”, but nothing is remotely as fake as their assumptions and presumptions and the nonsense they spout. What they’ll find is that lying about reality doesn’t change it, that reality has its own dictates, and that what happens isn’t altered one whit by bullshitting about it.

  22. seawolf77 March 15, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

    Now that Boeing has been sidelined you’re going to see the trade deficit with China explode. The only thing keeping it within spitting distance of sane was Boeing jets going across the pond. Oh well.

  23. seawolf77 March 15, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

    You know within the European Union there must be 30 or languages spoken and everyone (except the English speaking country go figure) uses the same currency. Here someone speaks a little Spanish and it’s an invasion. I have a suggestion for you. GTF up. The world is a big place. You can build a wall and it’s still a big place. You can dig a moat and it’s still a big place. You can move underground in a big huge cave and it’s still a big place. You can’t hold back the rising of the tide. Only a fool would think he could. When all those fools band together, some charlatan can come along and sell them some wall oil and they’ll buy it up like it was day old tamales in Tijuana. Well guess what, day old tamales in Tijuana taste like day old wieners at the 7/11.

    • revilo March 15, 2019 at 1:09 pm #

      The EU is part of the problem. The Euro is part of the problem. You present them as feathers in your cap. The fatalism and “big place/rising tide” globalist nonsense you espouse is destroying the very diversity you seek to impose. Separate nations and cultures, coexisting with mutual respect, is what preserves diversity. Pretty simple.

      • seawolf77 March 15, 2019 at 1:17 pm #

        So you’re in favor of joining in a North American Union with Mexico and Canada and having one currency called the Amero and doing away with NAFTA.

        • revilo March 15, 2019 at 1:23 pm #

          Fuck the Amero. Fuck NAFTA. Both globalist, traitorous concepts.

          • seawolf77 March 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

            No need to quit being a lady. You’ll be back on your knees in no time.

          • revilo March 15, 2019 at 1:43 pm #

            Great point, bro.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

        Yeah, a painter who lets all his watercolors run together no longer has his colors – just muddy brown or black. And the rainbow is the rainbow because the colors aren’t smooshed together. Rainbow flags everywhere but the idiots never took even a minute to think about their precious symbol.

      • revilo March 15, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

        Or we could just kneel before our (((globalist))) masters, fund their wall, encourage their ethno-state, fight their enemies while doing the exact opposite here at home.

      • Sean Coleman March 15, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

        Revilo

        It is such an obvious point but they simply do not get it. And they think it is us who are stupid.

        The EU is sheer fantasy. Part of it is the belief that it is good to regulate every tiny part of man’s existence, in the face of common sense and all the evidence. The EU boast about their new data laws which are an additional burden on hard-pressed businesses, governments and everybody. My wife left the car into a garage earlier this week. She had to expressly give her permission to the mechanic to ring her when he had finished looking at it. Thanks, EU. I have the impression that this all started with the Cambridge Analytica report. So I blame the Resistance.

        Another part of the fantasy is the EU’s commitment to the global warming agenda. Here it has found a mission worthy of itself.

        • revilo March 15, 2019 at 1:40 pm #

          First the League of Nations, then the UN, then NATO, then the EU. All part of the same agenda.

          There was a reason George Washington warned against foreign entanglements. The calamitous 20th century proved his point, but many still don’t understand.

      • Nightowl March 15, 2019 at 5:08 pm #

        It is almost as if SeaWelp doesn’t even understand what the EU is.

        • seawolf77 March 15, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

          It’s a coalition of nation states with vastly different cultures, population levels, gross domestic products, innovativeness, productivity, savings rates, birth rates, crime rates, and singing ability that use the same currency, thus eliminating the arbitrage that typically exists between nations to level these imbalances.

          Your turn.

          • Its an experiment. Sort of like reverse Thanksgiving, in that the object is to keep Turkey out for as long as possible.

            Indulgent, weird, a little crazy. Europeans

          • messianicdruid March 15, 2019 at 11:30 pm #

            “My son, if sinners entice you,
            do not yield to them.
            If they say, “Come along, let us lie in wait for blood,
            let us ambush the innocent without cause,
            let us swallow them alive like Sheol,
            and whole like those descending into the Pit.
            We will find all manner of precious goods;
            we will fill our houses with plunder.
            Throw in your lot with us,
            let us all have one purse”—
            my son, do not walk the road with them
            or set foot upon their path.
            For their feet run to evil,
            and they are swift to shed blood.
            How futile to spread the net
            where any bird can see it.
            But they lie in wait for their own blood;
            they ambush their own lives.
            Such is the fate of all who are greedy,
            whose unjust gain takes the lives of its possessors.”

          • Nightowl March 16, 2019 at 5:43 am #

            The United States: a nation state under one federal government comprised of a federation of states with individuals that share a broadly common cultural experience, history, and (unofficially) language.

            The EU : an economic and monetary union comprised of unique, sovereign nation states, each with their own culture and history.

            In other words, they are as similar as chalk and sea turtles. Feel free to stop by and I’ll give you a tour.

  24. Sean Coleman March 15, 2019 at 1:01 pm #

    “The Democratic Party leadership… knew it was false.”

    What does ‘know’ mean? What does ‘false’ mean? I am always wondering how much all those people in the Fantasy, in the many and various smaller fantasies that are contained in it, are aware of the deceit. I think that they are all aware of it ‘at some level’ (whatever that means).

    Just a couple of random examples. The General Medical Council took proceedings against Dr Andrew Wakefield and two of his colleagues on the medical team that published the controversial article that led to all the fuss about vaccinations and autism. (The remaining members of the team dissociated themselves from it.) Wakefield was struck off, as is well known, but the other doctor struck off, John Walker-Smith, was the leading expert in his field, that is the leading world expert. W-S appealed and won his case. The judge said that the GMC (in the biggest and longest case by a mile it had ever conducted) had made a complete mess. They had used ‘wrong reasoning’ against Prof. W-S and had not taken his expert witnesses properly into account. I like that phrase, ‘wrong reasoning’. There is a lot of it about.

    My other example is the extraordinary Shieldfield case in England, where two Newcastle playschool (you call it ‘kindergarten’) assistants were dismissed by the Council for unspeakable acts of abuse against their charges. Criminal proceedings were started and the judge threw the case out because there was no evidence. But the Council ‘knew’ they were guilty really and set up an independent enquiry which found the pair guilty. They went into hiding in fear of their lives. Eventually they won a libel case which showed the lengths the enquiry went to in order to get the desired verdict. I have linked to it before but nobody has ever read it: richardwebster.net/cleared.html

    I think it is the same process in all of these things, just that in abuse fantasies the elements are more obvious than in the other fantasies, including Russiagate and AGW. And the clowns think that problem is the undeducated being led astray by demagogues! Here is a nice extract:

    “…The myth was so powerful it survived the criminal case. Having examined Tracy’s video evidence in detail, Mr Justice Holland had concluded that the evidence was so weak that it should not even be put before a jury. When the not-guilty verdicts were announced a near-riot took place in the courtroom, with cries from the parents of ‘Hang them!’. That same day, 14 July 1994, Tony Flynn, acting leader of Newcastle city council, stood before the television cameras and said: “We do believe that abuse has taken place … we have dismissed the employees and rejected their appeals and there is no question of us or anyone else employing these people again.”

    Under pressure from distressed and angry parents who had been led by the council itself to believe that their children had been abused, Newcastle city council commissioned an independent report from a review team consisting of Dr Richard Barker, a lecturer in social work at the University of Northumbria, independent social worker Judith Jones, psychologist Jacqui Saradjian and retired director of social services, Roy Wardell. They would receive £360,000 between them for their work.

    Although Reed and Lillie were advised by lawyers not to give evidence to the inquiry, and were not legally represented at it, the review team had no hesitation in finding them guilty of some of the most horrific criminal acts it is possible to imagine.

    The publication of the report had led newspapers to believe that they could say anything about the two nursery nurses, At one point the Newcastle Evening Chronicle quoted a Shieldfield mother as saying of Reed: ‘She tortured my son and to be honest I would trust Myra Hindley with my children more than I would her.’

    “At the heart of the trial lay the conduct of the review team and the manner in which they had made their extraordinary findings. Just before the trial started the city council disclosed a letter which made it clear that they were aware almost from the beginning that the report was deeply flawed. Soon after it had been published Tom Dervin, the director of social services, had written privately to three senior council executives. “In the context of equivalent major enquiry reports, this to me is without exception the worst I have read. I mean the worst in terms of quality of information, consistency, judgement, evaluation, etc.”

    After citing this letter Adrienne Page submitted that the conclusions of Richard Barker and his colleagues were “completely divorced from reality and common sense”, and had only been reached “after a process from which the most elementary notions of natural justice, fairness and impartiality were absent”. The case against the review team went further than this, however. The key question was whether the review team, in compiling their report, had been so driven by their determination to find Reed and Lillie guilty that they dishonestly concealed or misrepresented evidence which pointed to their innocence.

    One of the most disturbing instances of this was manner in which the report dealt with the judgment of Mr Justice Holland at the criminal trial. He had made it clear that one of the main reasons for the not-guilty verdicts was that in two video interviews four-year-old Tracy, the key witness in the trial, had explicitly declared Reed’s innocence. Yet in their account of the judgment the review team made no reference to this fact.

    Having asked whether the authors of the report had read Mr Justice Holland’s judgment, Cosgrove wrote: “If they have not done so, they have been grossly negligent; if they have read it, their conduct is disgraceful”. He wrote that in 22 years at the Bar, “I have never heard a High Court judge be so emphatic that the evidence pointed to someone’s innocence”. He continued: “Why have the report’s authors hidden that from their readers? Why have they deceived them into thinking otherwise? Why have they misled opinion formers and policy makers like the Council and Members of Parliament? Why have they fed the feeding frenzy of the tabloid press?”

    “THE MAIN EXPERT WITNESS now relied on by the review team was psychologist Professor William Friedrich of the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota. In his report to the court, he wrote: “It is my clinical impression, based on a review of the documents and videotapes provided to me, that the majority of the evidence points to sexual abuse of these 28 children …The weight of the evidence indicates that the perpetrators were Lillie and Reed”.

    Subsequently, it emerged that Friedrich had not, at this point, seen the video interviews; he had not even been provided with transcripts. When he did actually see the videos, he changed his views, and acknowledged the many flaws, such as the frequency of leading questions. It was with some restraint that Mr Justice Eady observed during the trial, “As things stand, Dr Friedrich’s report is not worth the paper on which it is written”.

    The only witnesses on whom the review team could now seek to rely were the parents of the children. Yet, as parent after parent was ushered into the witness box, the evidence which emerged only strengthened Reed and Lillie’s case.

    Most disturbingly of all, the parents’ testimony repeatedly returned to the role played by the consultant paediatrician at the centre of the Shieldfield story, Dr Camille Lazaro. She had admitted at the time that she had become emotionally involved in the case. Her fervent conviction that abuse had taken place had driven the entire investigation. Her views were highly influential, both on the other professionals involved – the police and social workers – and especially on the parents.

    AGAIN AND AGAIN THE end had been used to justify the means and what has been called ‘noble cause corruption’ had triumphed – or would have triumphed but for the libel trial. If it is the case that the more noble the cause, the more likely it is to engender dishonesty and deception on the part of normally honest citizens, then allegations of child sexual abuse may be particularly prone to lead to just the kind of untruthfulness which was repeatedly exposed in the trial.”

    • Sean Coleman March 15, 2019 at 1:12 pm #

      For the benefit of those who skipped the excerpt the relevant sentence is:

      “Just before the trial started the city council disclosed a letter which made it clear that they were aware almost from the beginning that the report was deeply flawed.”

    • FincaInTheMountains March 15, 2019 at 1:16 pm #

      What does ‘know’ mean? What does ‘false’ mean?

      It means exactly what our host wrote it means – they knew it was a fake from the get go – an illegal witch hunt purchased and paid for by opposing political campaign.

      • Sean Coleman March 15, 2019 at 8:11 pm #

        So you mean they knew what they were doing and that it was planned in a cool, rational kind of way. In that case they will also have taken care to cover their tracks and bury the evidence. But the four highly paid professionals in the Shieldfield inquiry did not do this. The consultant paedatrician (at the top of her professional tree just like Prof. John Walker-Smith) did not behave in this way:

        ” Most disturbingly of all, the parents’ testimony repeatedly returned to the role played by the consultant paediatrician at the centre of the Shieldfield story, Dr Camille Lazaro. She had admitted at the time that she had become emotionally involved in the case. Her fervent conviction that abuse had taken place had driven the entire investigation.”

        and

        ” We took her reports to three independent medical experts. They raised serious doubts about her findings. They expressed surprise that, in a case as important as this, there was no photographic evidence and had been no joint examinations. From their analysis of the medical findings it became clear that there was in fact no objective medical evidence at all. There was only Dr Lazaro’s subjective account of what she said she had observed. The more closely we examined Dr Lazaro’s role, the more disturbing the case became.”

        and

        ” At the heart of the trial lay the conduct of the review team and the manner in which they had made their extraordinary findings. Just before the trial started the city council disclosed a letter which made it clear that they were aware almost from the beginning that the report was deeply flawed. Soon after it had been published Tom Dervin, the director of social services, had written privately to three senior council executives. “In the context of equivalent major enquiry reports, this to me is without exception the worst I have read. I mean the worst in terms of quality of information, consistency, judgement, evaluation, etc.””

        What is the betting that Russiagate turns out to have been worse again in terms of quality of information, consistency, judgement and evaluation? If I were a betting man I would risk a hefty wager.

        So this raises the question as to how well they all ‘knew’ what they were doing. They ‘knew’ they were fighting Pure Evil in the Trumpster. They ‘knew’ they did not have any evidence but they also ‘knew’ that in the circumstances they did not need any because everyone who was not a Deplorable ‘knew’ all of this and, besides, they ‘knew’ there was mountains of evidence all around them, as far as the eye could see.. They also ‘knew’ that they did not even need to hide their tracks because… well, because they had pressing work to do!

        In a similar way all of these people ‘know’ that (in the words of Colin Flaherty) black people are the victims of relentless white racism, all the time, everywhere and that explains everything.

        And they ‘know’ that global warming is an established scientific ‘fact’ so they can ignore the arguments of the critics (who are obviously motivated by ignorance, selfishness, malice, contrariness or a frank desire to undermine the very roots of reason and civilization) because everyone already ‘knows’ that there is mountains of evidence as far as the eye can see, and anyway 96% or 99% of scientists agree.

        And they ‘know’ that Wakefield was the biggest hoaxer in history, and Jimmy Savile the worst abuser who carried out his crimes In Plain Sight, which is why nobody saw anything. They ‘know’ that the Popular Front were defending Spanish democracy. They ‘know’ that those British voters who voted to leave the EU had been deceived by lies and false statistics. And so on, and so on.

        Over to you, Sherlock.

    • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 1:33 pm #

      “AGAIN AND AGAIN THE end had been used to justify the means and what has been called ‘noble cause corruption’ had triumphed – or would have triumphed but for the libel trial.”

      Please inquire of Old Scratch about the paving material utilized for the boulevard that goes straight to his abode.

      • Q. Shtik March 16, 2019 at 6:31 pm #

        paving material utilized – CMC

        ==========

        sorta like used, right?

        • GreenAlba March 17, 2019 at 10:01 am #

          Since you have previously expressed thanks for the pleasure of reading various bits of English and Scottish idiom, Q, I would like to thank you in return for the cute phrase ‘why us, Lord, why not the Eskimos?’, which brought a smile…

          Neatly put. Even human parents are expected to love their sprogs equally.

  25. seawolf77 March 15, 2019 at 1:14 pm #

    You know it’s interesting to see how people look at the UBI. It’s more like Unemployment insurance forever. I would say most people would rather work than sit on their asses. I don’t see why it is painted as the gravy train. Rich people are on the gravy train too. Why does it pain Republicans so much to give a little gravy to the poor?

    • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 1:27 pm #

      The Ancient Greeks said they would give up slavery when the wheels turned by themselves. We’re on the dawn of attaining the Dream of Ages, but too stupid to take it and use it wisely. Instead, the Elite are going to just replace people and dump them out on the icy streets. Brazil or India but worse because of the weather. Truly a Greek Tragedy of Biblical proportions.

      Yes, Leisure will be a challenge for many. Truly something New. But it is dwarfed by the Old Problems we’ll face if we continue down this path. Machines put people out of work. That’s what they’re for under Capitalism. Read Mumford. They should enhance our Humanity, allow us to become Homo Ludens (Man the Player) as well as remaining Homo Faber (Man the Maker). And again, the stipend will be fairly minimal. Most will want to supplement it with work, at least now and then. Many all the time. Jobs will be more desired than ever, and be more of a status symbol than ever because of their scarcity. The best of the Old America will continue. All the things you love, but without the Calcutta aspect.

    • draupnir March 15, 2019 at 1:51 pm #

      So sorry, you can’t look at it like that. It is a means to bring about the hyperinflation that is deeply desired. I never bothered to save money in any meaningful way because I’ve seen what happens to money saved over the two generations who came before me. My grandparents were prosperous people and put away what they thought would be plenty in good old money in the bank to fund a very comfortable retirement with a good bit left over for their two daughters. Then Nixon took us off the gold standard. The oil embargo and the resultant hyperinflation, while it didn’t leave them destitute left them pinching pennies in their old age. My parents were of more modest means and my father’s employment didn’t offer retirement benefits, but once their kids became self-supporting they saved as best they could. My mother is still with us. He social security doesn’t completely cover her monthly expenses and doesn’t stretch to pay for all of those prescriptions either so she has to dip into her savings every month. This distresses her, but we’ve told her that is what it is for. We’re all keeping our fingers crossed that it lasts her lifetime. I don’t save fiat. I use it to purchase real things.

  26. seawolf77 March 15, 2019 at 1:38 pm #

    Some drugs are illegal because the government says they are. Some drugs are legal because the government says they are. Some people are legal because the government says they are. Some people are illegal because the government says they are. What’s the moral of this story? It’s what the government says that is. It isn’t what makes sense or is just or is fair. It’s a goddamned pissing contest; the ones with the biggest dicks win. So when we listen to government and obey their laws we’re just listening to a big dick. I myself don’t like listening to a big dick.; they have such tiny mouths after all. Slavery was once legal. that should tell you everything you need to know about government. Women once could not vote. That should tell you everything you need to know about government. The biggest traffickers of drugs, all through history, have been governments. That should tell you everything you need to know about government.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

      Yes, back when America was strong, Women could not vote. And yes, we should be able to grow our own pot and make our own beer. Fuck these monopolists! Every man under his own fig tree like the Bible and Huey Long said. Bring back American Yeomanry. A rifle behind every glade of brass.

      Why not a game of three dimensional monopoly with aliens on the 3rd level a la David Icke?

    • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 2:01 pm #

      When the world’s countries were ruled by the King and the nobility, a large percent of everything valuable was funneled into their treasuries.

      Today, the world’s countries are ruled by the 1% and the corporations, and a large percent of everything valuable is funneled into their treasuries.

      But things are different now.

      “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.”

      — Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

      • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

        Exactly. Communism and its pimping little sister, liberalism, (thank you Commander Rockwell) are just ways for the Capitalists to overthrow better men than themselves and install an even steeper Pyramid that comes to a sharp point – Mustapha Mond (Brave New World), CEO of the whole fucking planet.

        And every epsilon moron would think she’s going to grow up to be World Controler but for the dysgenic controls that makes them happy to be elevator operators or bathroom cleaners. And for the higher idiots there is Soma. Better a gram than a damn. And orgy porgy….

    • So, government can have good ideas, or bad ideas. Bad ideas, now obsolete, indicate the government can be improved.

      There is plenty that can be improved. History indicates this is possible. Many are working toward its improvement.

      Putting a lid on Mexico would be the exactly what that country needs….a political economy forced to confront its own dilemmas without the distortions of black market incomes. Lets get tough on the border. Lets build a wall. Lets e-verify until self-deportation becomes a reality. Lets kick these industries, who have become so reliant on migrant labor, in the ass and make sure what is built in its place is sustainable.

      That which resists, persists. There isn’t any virtue in giving up, and giving in, to the tide. I care a lot about Mexico, and central America. But it is way past time to close down the plantation. Is this going to be tough on some companies, some regions, some towns, etc.? Yeah, but nothing that can’t be adjusted for. Will Tyson find a way to provide the world with its processed sliced meat products? Will America’s berry industry figure out how to build a robot that can pick a peck of berries? America’s high school robot building students and IBM say yes. Who will weld America’s mufflers of the future? Nobody, because electric cars don’t have mufflers.

      AMLO’s on the right path. He’s cracking down on migrants and developing comprehensive enforcement against corruption and graft. Mexico needs the cooperation of the US in stopping the cross border smuggling operations and the economic and political distortions of unofficial and official US immigration policies.

    • Cavepainter March 15, 2019 at 2:07 pm #

      Uh,…Seawolf, c’mon, slavery as existed in the US was benign (yes, benign) against its practices elsewhere in the world, and slavery was the global standard. And yes, even among so called freed men of Europe if they were of the “common class”. Doubt it? Do a little rigorous reading of the actual conditions driving the poor, landless masses into the burgeoning cities as described by noted writers of the time. And please, give a little thought to how much better understanding of all the subjects of disciplined scientific focus have emerged since, allowing the likes of you to believe themselves to be among the morally anointed to damn earlier generations. Don’t grace yourself with the notion that had you lived back then you would somehow been elevated above the moil of opinions of the day. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s screed wasn’t fair and balanced on any issue of the day. Read about working conditions in the industrializing North for a general comparison to slaves’ condition in the south where many actually had it better — as a kind of plantation bourgeois — than poor whites. You are ignorant, but give thanks, you’re among the many.

  27. Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 1:41 pm #

    The Manifesto:

    ar15.com/forums/General/New-Zealand-Shooter-s-Manifesto/5-2202596/

    Haven’t read it yet except for the beginning poem so I can’t give my opinion except to say I decry all violence. The West should just let itself be conquered by non Whites so Seawolf and his two mommies (Nancy and Hillary) are happy. Faggot Jesus and his faggot Priests and Bishops too.

    • The New York Times reports this morning that the case against the manufacturer of the AR-15, Bushmaster, is liable for damages in the Sand Hook shooting.

      In a 4-3 decision the court found it plausible that Bushmaster’s advertising was solicitous in suggesting virile manhood could be achieved by simply owning an AR-15, and thus abetted the creepy child killer to do his dastardly deeds via testosterone enhancement.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 2:28 pm #

        And those that bring or allow immigrants into America should be held liable for their crimes. What a great way to jail all of the Elite and all of their lackeys, including millions of soccer moms and college professors and students.

      • Exscotticus March 15, 2019 at 4:52 pm #

        And of course it follows directly from this ruling that all auto manufacturers are liable as well, since they all routinely advertise their vehicles speeding and doing crazy stunts, and are “solicitous in suggesting virile manhood could be achieved by simply owning” their vehicles.

        And the plaintiffs? Anyone who has ever gotten a speeding ticket or was involved in any speed-related accident, or lost a family member to such an accident.

      • Nightowl March 15, 2019 at 5:12 pm #

        I think you mean Sandy Hook.

        My Aldi Proteinriegel has a picture of a pro cyclist on it. Does this mean I will turn into Jan Ulrich if I eat it?

      • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 5:46 pm #

        “The New York Times reports this morning that the case against the manufacturer of the AR-15, Bushmaster, is liable for damages in the Sand Hook shooting.

        In a 4-3 decision the court found it plausible that Bushmaster’s advertising was solicitous in suggesting virile manhood could be achieved by simply owning an AR-15, and thus abetted the creepy child killer to do his dastardly deeds via testosterone enhancement.”

        What utter rubbish!

        So then, all manufacturers of hunting knives are responsible for injuries/deaths in knife attacks, because their marketing photos depict brawny guys showcasing their virility by skinning/dressing deer in the forest?

        If this is adjudicated against Bushmaster, you can kiss your sweet 2nd amendment goodbye.

        • The AR-15 is basically an M-16, which is a military rifle. Careful how you sell that, bud.

          Militariness is the adjudication.

          When General Motors manufactures “The Man Killer V10” and demolition derby is mainstream warfare your theme may be revisited, Max

          • Exscotticus March 17, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

            The Hummer is the civilian version of the military Humvee. It’s advertised as a macho vehicle with military capabilities. And if someone decides to use one to inflict harm? Why can’t the same rationale be used to sue the manufacturer?

            You’re desperately trying to claim that the Court’s rationale only applies to guns. But you haven’t made a single compelling reason why. The rationale is not specifically to firearms at all.

      • BackRowHeckler March 15, 2019 at 5:56 pm #

        Lawsuit is against Remington,

        Whats strange to me is Adam Lanza stole the gun from his mother. His mother bought the gun, not him.

        Brh

        • She thought it would bring the young man up to par with his peers in the Armed Forces, also advertised as an all-around personality enhancement

          • Exscotticus March 17, 2019 at 4:23 pm #

            As are all beauty products. So if a criminal used a facial mask I can sue?

            And what about the Armed Forces own recruitment adverts? Don’t they basically claim that militarism makes you “…all that you can be”? Can I sue the military when one of their soldiers go bezerk? Hey, the military taught them these deadly skills. The chain of causality is clear.

      • 100th Avatar March 15, 2019 at 7:29 pm #

        And what will come of it?
        Remington, a hedge fund portfolio piece, will fold?

        European brands will retreat?

        And Americans will sit on their duff.

        Complaining that the country went to pot.

        While they were sitting on it, of course.

  28. Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 1:50 pm #

    The Manifesto begins with this poem:

    Do not go gentle into that good night
    Dylan Thomas, 1914 – 1953

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
    Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    And you, my father, there on the sad height,
    Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    JS: I must say that despite his barbarism, he has good taste in poetry. Apparently he claims to have gotten the go ahead from his fellow Templar (I’m serious), Anders Breivik. Now these guys are Zionists or at least Breivik was at the time, so he may not be of our school of White Nationalism at all. Many of the big Anti-Jihad site and personalities are either Jewish or Christian Zionists. So sad and strange. We can’t have anything of our own, not even our own being. Just forced into an alliance between either one or the other of the clashing Semitic rocks. Who cares which wins if we lose? And ceasing to exist is losing, folks. You see all problems exist for the living. Even moral problems and decisons….

    • seawolf77 March 15, 2019 at 1:54 pm #

      That’s where Bob Dylan got his last name. He was a great poet.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 15, 2019 at 1:58 pm #

        Oh what was his real name? Drum roll……

        But I have nothing against him. A talented and tormented man. I like his voice and music.

        • tucsonspur March 15, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

          Yes, a priest, a humble prince, a poet and a prophet. A guiding pilot light to help show us the way.

          • BackRowHeckler March 15, 2019 at 5:42 pm #

            Yes, and a Nobel Prize winner!

        • elysianfield March 15, 2019 at 8:22 pm #

          “Oh what was his real name? Drum roll……”

          Janos,
          Little Bobbie Zimmerman, of Hibbings Mn.

      • BackRowHeckler March 15, 2019 at 5:50 pm #

        Dylan Thomas, visiting NYC in 1953, staying at the Chelsea hotel, drank 18 straight shots of whiskey at the White Horse Tavern (a record) and died.

        Gone out like the true poet he was.

        Brh

    • Ol' Scratch March 15, 2019 at 8:03 pm #

      This one smells pretty damn fishy to me already. The one guy was a world traveler with no police record and he just pops into NZ out of the blue and helps light up two mosques, surely prompting yet another security crackdown and gun restrictions in NZ in its wake. This all seems just a tad bit too convenient to me. As the authorities are all to eager to warn us, if something seems out of place, it probably is. Actually, they’d say report it, but who exactly would we report this too, other than each other? I’m calling bullshit on the lone wolves theory on this one right out of the box.

    • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 1:54 pm #

      I know I’m forever the conspiracy theorist but this whole incident seems suspiciously like a potential false flag. Notice how in the past few years the incessant media chatter has moved away from Islamic terrorists to White supremacists. Like a new target has been chosen. A recent congressional resolution solidified who the new target is as well.

      • seawolf77 March 16, 2019 at 5:55 pm #

        They’re coming after Trumptards!!!!

        • SoftStarLight March 17, 2019 at 1:46 am #

          I bet that is on replay in your brain 24/7/365.

  29. Pucker March 15, 2019 at 3:49 pm #

    I may be starting to warm to Andrew Yang’s Universal Basic Income.

    Rather than giving the People a big steaming pile of Bullshit, the People could probably use $1,000 bucks a month?

    blackpilled.com/2019/03/truth-or-winning/

    • revilo March 15, 2019 at 4:14 pm #

      A proper junkyard dog will ignore the poisoned meat thrown over the fence by thieves.

      • seawolf77 March 16, 2019 at 5:54 pm #

        A real junkyard dog will piss all over it.

    • malthuss March 17, 2019 at 11:10 am #

      Inflation- inflating the money supply. creating fake money thru FR.

      the result, prices increase.
      This has been somewhat masked by imports from Asia and
      tech break thrus.

      Notice the price of food going up?

  30. Pucker March 15, 2019 at 5:23 pm #

    It’s all part of God’s Plan.

    Enrique thinks that he’s made it Big Time because he has a pair of Levi’s 501’s that a junky in America stole from Sears to barter for a balloon containing a tenth of a gram of heroin that Enrique spit out of his mouth.

    “The boss, a grateful witness to this kid’s loyalty, pulled him off the street and gave him two heroin drivers to supervise. Enrique worked harder. Business boomed. He sent money to his family to begin building a house for himself. When telephone service finally came to the Toad, he paid to make sure his family had a line installed in their house. Three months after the robbery, Enrique was ready to return home. He bought his boots and hat, and boarded that bus with the fifteen thousand dollars in his pocket and his eyes wide-open. Below the bus, he had stowed duffel bags bulging with clothes, jewelry, shoes, and VCRs. For so long he had sought this magnificent return. He thought of his uncles in California who had sent him home with so little after working for so long. They hadn’t the spine to make the business what it could be, or the vision to see what he was capable of. His new boss had vision; Enrique felt elated to have broken from the small world of his rancho. The clothes he brought home were Levi’s 501s, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, and Polo—measures of his success. His dad would have to remain silent. At fifteen, Enrique had been helping his family survive; now, at eighteen, the heroin he sold in Phoenix allowed him to take over the job full-time. His family gathered him up at the bus station in Tepic. They drove him down the highway, through Xalisco, into their rancho. There, across the road from his childhood home, stood his new house, under construction and paid for with the money he had sent. It had two bedrooms, a full kitchen, a garage with an automatic door, a roof through which the rain never came, and a bathroom that was indoors. He felt at that moment that everything was possible, and he wanted to cry.“

    Sam Quinones
    Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

  31. mj_crites March 15, 2019 at 5:29 pm #

    Get a glance at our future in this short film shot in Bulgaria, the world’s fastest shrinking country. theatlantic.com/video/index/584962/bulgaria-altimir/

    It had me thinking “a history of the future…”

    • tucsonspur March 15, 2019 at 6:06 pm #

      They have food, shelter, and clothing. But the human spirit desires more. We will be close to this by around 2075.

      There’s the lure of nearby Greece and Italy, and then the rest of Europe where the young can go to fight the invading hordes.

    • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 1:48 pm #

      Some areas of the US already look like this. Those areas are expanding by the day. And just wait till automation really kicks in. Any remaining jobs requiring the press of a button can easily be offshored to India or the Philippines.

  32. tucsonspur March 15, 2019 at 5:31 pm #

    Re the blackpilled link above:

    Seth Rich and the Awan brothers being memory holed is okay.

    That Trump was deployed by the ruling class to pacify malcontents is not okay.

    That the acceptance of Clinton’s blow job and Trump’s sexual excursions means that we’ve surrendered our morality in favor of political victory is both too general and too extreme.

    Should we surrender the very fate of our nation to the enemy because of a sexual indiscretion? Of course not.

    Most of the rest is the usual blather. Nothing new.

    • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 5:58 pm #

      “That the acceptance of Clinton’s blow job and Trump’s sexual excursions means that we’ve surrendered our morality in favor of political victory is both too general and too extreme.”

      ——————————————————————-

      Evangelicals form a solid part of Trump’s base.

      They moralize against sexuality in almost any situation other than within a married, heterosexual, monogamous, missionary-position context.

      Yet, when you mention the fact (which I have on several occasions) that Trump has the sexual morals of an alley cat . . . they blow through that cognitive dissonance by declaiming “but, he’s OUR alley cat”.

      The hypocrisy is so thick it drips down their face like molasses.

      • tucsonspur March 15, 2019 at 6:37 pm #

        Yeah, some of what you say is true. Pence comes to mind.

        But again, I’d rather hypocrisy than the Left’s policy.

        Of course. I wouldn’t want THEIR alley cat. Remember Hillary going after the women who exposed Bill’s escapades?

        She sure has some claws! Maybe she’ll rat out Lynch and Obama when hearing calls of “let her out!” after some time in prison. We could use her treachery.

        And how many lives has Trump used up? He needs to keep at least one until 2024.

        • capt spaulding March 15, 2019 at 8:32 pm #

          The religious crowd would love it if Pence became president. You couldn’t drive a needle up his ass with a ball peen hammer.

          • tucsonspur March 16, 2019 at 4:09 am #

            Ouch! I guess his ass must be cracked at least, otherwise….

            Sometimes you need a chisel to open things up.

  33. 100th Avatar March 15, 2019 at 7:19 pm #

    Who dare say the Sun is false? He and no other warns us when dark uprising threaten, when treachery and hidden wars are gathering strength. He and no other was moved to pity Rome on the day that Caesar died, when he veiled his radiance in gloom and darkness, and a godless age feared everlasting night. Yet in this hour Earth also and the plains of Ocean, ill-boding dogs and birds that spell mischief, sent signs which heralded disaster. How oft before our eyes did Etna deluge the fields of the Cyclopes with a torrent from her burst furnaces, hurling thereon balls of fire and molten rocks. Germany heard the noise of battle sweep across the sky and, even without precedent, the Alps rocked with earthquakes. A voice boomed through the silent groves for all to hear, a deafening voice, and phantoms of unearthly pallor were seen in the falling darkness. Horror beyond words, beasts uttered human speech; rivers stood still, the earth gaped upon; in the temples ivory images wept for grief, and beads of sweat covered bronze statues. King of waterways, the Po swept forests along in the swirl of his frenzied current, carrying with him over the plain cattle and stalls alike. Nor in that same hour did sinister filaments cease to appear in ominous entrails or blood to flow from wells or our hillside towns to echo all night with the howl of wolves. Never fell more lightning from a cloudless sky; never was comet’s alarming glare so often seen.

    • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 7:46 pm #

      100th,

      Paragraphing is your friend.

      It really works. Try it next time.

      You will be amazed at how much better your posts will look!

      Really.

      • capt spaulding March 15, 2019 at 8:34 pm #

        I’ve tried and failed to do that here. What do you have to do to make paragraphs on here?

        • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 9:03 pm #

          Hit the enter key at the end of whatever sentence you would like to use to conclude the paragraph.

          Then hit the enter key again.

          The important point is . . . you must hit the enter key twice in a row. Using it more than twice does no good. Unlike a word processor app, you can’t build bigger spaces between paragraphs.

          But I’ve found, one is plenty enough.

          • capt spaulding March 15, 2019 at 9:13 pm #

            Thank you, Cancel, much appreciated.

          • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 9:47 pm #

            Capt,

            You are most welcome.

      • 100th Avatar March 15, 2019 at 10:02 pm #

        I just C&P’d Virgil.

        because of 3/15

        And the parallels.

        Y’know, getting deposed, rather ruthlessly, by the throne
        lusters in waiting?

  34. Yang’s communications on UBI is cryptic: it leaves out a lot because politics, at this point in the race, is about simple messaging.

    Heres how UBI will be implemented:

    First, there is no reason not to make it progressive. Ie., it’s for people who need or want it- only. Yes, if you are already making a living wage- DO YOU NEED A UBI? No you do not. And you don’t deserve one.

    Want a UBI? Quit your job, chicken shit. Heh. You losers, just kidding. Imagine living on $12,000 year. No. Its for people with NO other income- lets use the SNAP metric: 40 million.

    “SNAP benefits supplied roughly 40 million Americans in 2018. Approximately 9.2% of American households obtained SNAP benefits at some point during 2017, with approximately 16.7% of all children living in households with SNAP benefits.”

    40% of that 40 million actually work for a living. For the purposes of estimation, lets assume half of those require half as much UBI to make it to the Living standard. 40 million – (0.4*40=16/2)= 8 or 32 million beneficiaries, annual cost:

    $384 billion.

    Now, the cost savings, roll up all the existing shit- insurance, retirements, L&I, medicare, social security, the bric-brac.

    Suddenly its free.

    Gentlemen, welcome to the game. You play your cards right, we just might have the world’s best safety net. Human beings. Who would’ve thought, human beings were the answer. And they were right under our nose the whole time.

    The creation of a consumer marketplace out of a prior budgetary black hole is going to allow America to leapfrog the rest of the world’s legacy economies to a quality of life that will set such a high standard we’re going to have to defend the borders with mile high walls and laser-guided anti-migrant drones. America is about to become “The Party over there” to the rest of the world. Some will hate us, some will envy us, but the quality of life will become radically better.

    The Chinese will look glumly toward their party offices, wondering what good capitalism is if they can’t have any freedom. Putin will tremble in his icy palace surrounded by his gold and petrodollars as the Russian population realizes the treasury belongs to them. Egyptians will become radically woke and blaspheme their way from bread and sugar to Dollars and Euros, pulling the Imam’s beard like a character from one of their grotesque fairy tales.

    At any rate, lets be calm. I can feel victory, too. But we have to wait until November 2020.

    • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 9:54 pm #

      “I can feel victory, too. But we have to wait until November 2020.”

      ——————————————————————————–

      Methinks you will be waiting for “victory” for many, many years beyond November, 2020.

      Perhaps many years beyond your lifetime.

      I guess it mostly depends on your considered vision of “victory,” no?

      • 100th Avatar March 15, 2019 at 10:12 pm #

        Don’t do that Cancel.

        Ruining the fantasy of the dim.

        And here? The homeland of the naive and aspirational?

        I’s and we’s. As though he or she is in on it.

        So invested in the lie.

        That’s the beauty. And I respect the way they corral fools and gather them in and up. So easily. So, so easily.
        So many amongst us are made to be programmed.
        Drones, right?
        Hive like.

        While the rest of us.. well, we’re miserable.. but I prefer to be alone in bad company. With my faculties.

        So don’t do it. What you did.

        You waltz in and clap them awake

        Or so you hope.

        But it cannot be undone: the program they’re running.

        • CancelMyCard March 15, 2019 at 10:37 pm #

          100th,

          Oh, well, you know . . . . cynicism is a tried and true shield against empathy. Been there, done that.

          And it works just fine for many people. I wish them all the best.

          However, there is another noteworthy counter principle here,

          (This has been stated by many others nobler than I) —

          While you cannot always get what you want,

          You may find

          If you have the presence of mind,

          That you actually will get,

          pretty much,

          exactly

          what

          you

          need.

          ———————————————————

          Believe it.

          It is true.

          • Its about $1,000 a month, give or take.

          • 100th Avatar March 16, 2019 at 12:06 am #

            You can call it cynicism.

            Some call it market forces. That’s a nice one.
            The forces of self interest as a collective.
            Euphemisms are fun stuff.

            I, and those that have it, or so the story goes, prefer to call it accurate observation.

            But chase the shadows and call it hope or salvation or 2020 victory.

            I’ve been released from the cave my man.
            My head is turned

    • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2019 at 9:20 am #

      At any rate, lets be calm. I can feel victory, too. But we have to wait until November 2020.

      As fine an example of the hazards of consuming large amounts of refined sugar as I’ve heard recently. Better see the doc about that Lil’ SugarSnacker. Adult onset diabetes is totally treatable and reversible if you catch it early.

  35. revilo March 15, 2019 at 11:26 pm #

    I need a butt-shine,
    Right now
    You are holy,
    Oh, sacred Cow
    I thirst for you,
    Provide Milk.

    Buff my balls,
    Love the Cow,
    Good fortune for those that do.
    Love me, breathe my feet,
    The Cow has risen.

    Wax my ass,
    Scrub my balls.
    The Cow has risen,
    Provide Milk.

    –beto, 1988

    dailycaller.com/2019/03/15/beto-orourke-song-cow/

    • tucsonspur March 16, 2019 at 4:41 am #

      And to think that this guy got more than 4 million votes in the last Texas Senate race. Cruz came in at about 4, 240, 000.

      My eyeballs take a minute to settle down after seeing his endless, goofy gesticulations.

    • seawolf77 March 16, 2019 at 10:47 am #

      What an incredible poet. Shades of Jim Mossison and Bob Dylan in the same paragraph. Please post more of this masterpiece. I long for its sheer dystopian vision tinged with incongruous acts and obscene gestures.

      • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

        Right. What happened to Mr. Misogyny? Or is it a moving goal post? Lol thought so.

        • seawolf77 March 16, 2019 at 3:38 pm #

          One’s a poem, the other a confession.

          • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 5:31 pm #

            Wow you are so sly. Perhaps a confession can be given in a poetic way. Breathe my feet? Wow I guess he is just God’s gift.

    • Sam Stone March 17, 2019 at 12:44 am #

      Say the words Commander in Chief; out loud. Commander in Chief…. Let beto’s poem and the words Commaner in Chief run through your brain, on a continuous loop. WARNNG: You may become violenly ill.

  36. There’s no question a UBI would change society. In my mind, for the better.

    Fast Eddie on the street corner will have an awful lot of money, for his own good. He’ll buy 10 smack-balls of H and die within weeks.

    Grandma Moses, 400 lbs., sole provider for Laquisha and Taniqua, will finally have enough to feed, house and cloth the girls.

    Robbie, 17 will have enough money he’ll not have to walk the streets looking for things to steal. What happens is he eventually start buying H with Fast Eddie and they also die

    Ronald will leave his job and take the 1,000 a month as a permanent retirement package, and finally have some peace and quiet in some remote village in the middle west

    Pam will have money and so won’t be motivated to spread her legs to survive in the ice cold Michigan winter. In a few years she’ll be studying at a community college in some warmer climate…

    Zehuang will quit his job at McDonalds and spend night and day coding an app he will make $4 million off of.

    Willie and Juan will quit their jobs at the meatpacking plant and decide to marry, settle down, and become schoolteachers.

    Bruce the Limp Nigga will purchase stereo recording equipment and make album after album of tracks until he can no longer make hoes snort coke off his ***.

    Glenda’s disposition improved dramatically when her caretaker told her that her care was paid for by a wonderful UBI and she lived a few more months that her friends said were the best they’d seen in a while.

    Tom used his UBI to purchase ammunition for his AR-15 which was waiting when he got home after being fired from his job but as he closed his fist around the cold steel barrel he remembered he still had something to live for…

    • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2019 at 9:15 am #

      UBI is a meager payoff to appease the masses in lieu of genuine economic reform. The fact that it’s being proposed at all does express the underlying fear of the elite that things might be getting out of control, but it shouldn’t be construed as a genuine “peace initiative.”

      The real thing would look like an initiative that would devise a way to share in the profits enabled by technological innovation, as in a very real sense, the workers being displaced, by sacrificing their jobs to the process, are enabling such gains every bit as much as the rich capitalist money men are by providing capital.

      Capitalists would have you believe that the owners of capital are the be all, end all, at the expense of the social community to which they belong and from whose profits they usurped. That is the CORE problem to be addressed right now, and until it is, our problems will persist. UBI is nothing more than an extremely stingy bandaid to keep the baying hounds at bay.

      Of course there’s the much more basic resource shortage problems underlying all that too, which is almost certainly why capitalists are hesitant to share in any gains. Credit where credit is due: capitalists are at least smart enough to know that the party’s rapidly coming to a close and that their stolen wealth gains will be the only thing protecting them from the roiling masses when it does.

      • elysianfield March 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

        “UBI is a meager payoff to appease the masses in lieu of genuine economic reform”

        Nick O Demus,
        I think not…

        Employ them,
        Maintain them,
        Or Kill them.

        Second option. It is not appeasement so much as subsistence.

        • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2019 at 12:54 pm #

          Thing is, it won’t really maintain them at all. Might be effective towards eventually incarcerating and killing them, though.

          But like I said above, the true point of UBI is to forestall genuine economic reform, which is the only thing that can possibly fix things. In that light, the masses would be incredibly short-sighted to settle for UBI.

          And what about health care costs and the tax rate on this UBI “windfall.” By the time those two get through carving you up that $12K/yr might be no more than $3-4K, if that much. And then there’s the administrative costs of implementation, recipient fraud, and the many predatory financial schemes that would immediately emerge to exploit the recipients. Since it’s an annuity, would recipients be allowed to sell it on the “Cash Now” markets?

          I can see a whole host of downsides to this scheme, not that it ever stands a hope in my place of implementation. In this case at least, the rich will be doing the poor a huge favor by rejecting this idea out of hand.

      • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 1:17 pm #

        But is it possible for UBI to go hand in hand with genuine economic reforms? Most families will still need more income than UBI will provide so there will be plenty of incentives to work. The problem is that automation and digitization are removing the need for workers. Again, corporations are able to put profits ahead of the greater social good. That has to be stopped.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2019 at 1:36 pm #

          Obviously there will have to be price controls on basic food items and medicare for all. And most will still want to work in order to be able to buy some extras. But whether there’s jobs for all of them is another story. That’s why this is needed in the first place.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2019 at 1:39 pm #

            And rent control. Capitalists are people who will raise prices during a famine. Their god “the Market” is simply Moloch. Don’t waste a second or an iota of sympathy for people like this.

            Let those with these urges compete with each other power and preeminence. But their ego monkey games must not be allowed to threaten other kinds of people.

          • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 5:25 pm #

            I agree. We need to be kept away from their greed and malice. Their competition will have to be monitored though because they will otherwise naturally get out of hand.

      • PeteAtomic March 17, 2019 at 10:29 pm #

        I don’t know what would stop rents going up a thousand bucks a month, or a tin of coffee suddenly costing a hundred dollars, after a UBI giving all Americans a monthly allowance had been put into law.

  37. FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2019 at 12:23 am #

    Meeting of Orthodox Irish with Cathars in the underground of the Catholic world

    Well, the fact that the USA was built by masons is an open secret – suffice it to say that the Second Vatican Council was devoted to the issues of survival in Western Europe, occupied by the Masonic army, of the Catholic Church, which earlier concluded a concordat with Hitler.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichskonkordat

    And in this regard, first of all, it should be remembered that the Christians of Western Europe were baptized not by the Byzantine, but by the Irish – followers of St. Patrick, and Cathars were declared as Satanists by the Catholics, who in the second half of the 12th century and in the first half of the 13th century showed themselves as such a “true Christians”, having polished this impression with terrible blasphemy they committed in the churches of Constantinople.

    Perhaps it was the most vile and bloody time in the history of the Eurasian continent and it all started with the fact that in June 7, 1112, 30 young noblemen, led by a 22-year-old Burgundian aristocrat named Bernard, knocked on the gates of Cîteaux Abbey and they all together expressed their desire to become catholic monks.

    The head of this group turned out to be a man of outstanding virtues, tremendous willpower and “inhuman” humility, which he demonstrated by displacing and appointing the popes and kings, creating and dissolving knightly orders, in the passing “inventing” racial anti-Semitism and making the targeted destruction of entire nations the principle of international politics, while getting the title of “holy”.

    Of course, his followers really managed to translate the ideas of their teacher into life only after 820 years, but also in 1147-1229, for the first time in European history, they carried out several genocides, the victims of which went to millions. Among them were the anti-Slavic and anti-Orthodox Northern Crusade, the anti-Greek and anti-Orthodox Fourth Crusade and the Albigensian Crusade, which was not only religious, but also racial, and each time the murderers justified their atrocities by the Satanism of those they killed

    Indeed, the Albigensian Crusade was directed not so much at the followers of Catharism as at the very Gallo-Romans of Languedoc, whom Julius Caesar at one time granted Roman citizenship. In any case, this was precisely the meaning of the order “Kill everybody, God will find his own.”

    But it was precisely this act of Caesar that turned the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire, which later became the Christian Empire, and the Orthodox Church teaches that the emergence of the Roman Empire was one of the providential pre-requisites to the incarnation of the mission of Christ.

    In addition, among the inhabitants of Languedoc were the Basques, who lived in the vicinity of Toulouse long before the notorious wolf started feeding two human babies, and they undoubtedly met with the Phoenicians, who through the “OK” country and the rivers of France reached the Tin Islands, as the British Islands were called back then.

    Travel through the Bay of Biscay in those days too often ended poorly, and in the British Isles mined tin and arsenic, very small amounts of which turned copper into bronze. And this bronze long before the Templars and the City of London, made the Phoenician Tyre the first financial capital of the world, and the Phoenicians the first bankers.

    So Satanism in Languedoc certainly had its roots in Rennes-le-Château, on the top of Château de Montségur and in Vaucluse, where on the top of Mont Ventoux, on which Francesco Petrarca loved to climb, there were Phoenician temples of Baal.

    But we should not forget that it was in the Bronze Age, before the beginning of the written history of mankind, and the Cistercian brothers, as the followers of the “holy” Bernard of Clairvaux began to be called, later demonstrated remarkable knowledge in metallurgy, the origin of which can also be traced to the city of Tyre in Lebanon.

    In the 12th century, the “Satanism” of the Albigensians, or rather, the Cathars, whose religious center was in the city of Albi, according to the organizers of the Albigensian Crusade, was associated with the Bogomils and the Paulicians, who in Byzantium got along well with the Orthodox, periodically conflicting, but never to such disgraces as the genocide of the Albigensian Crusade.

    For example, when the crusaders took Constantinople, they found the 10 thousand strong community of the Paulicians who lived and flourished in the capital of the Christian Empire, and the crusaders dealt with them with particular cruelty, which, given the “standard” cruelty of the Fourth Crusade, had to be terrifying.

    To be continued…

  38. SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 3:24 am #

    Thank you Mr. K. Your post emits such a bright light that many probably can’t help but shut their eyes And others may wish to pretend they never saw the frightening reality illuminated by that light. After all, it is disheartening to realize that our society is essentially paralyzed in the realm of politics and governance. The two main parties both serve as fronts for shady special interests, the judicial system is anything but just, and shattered institutions are unable to respond to the pressing needs of the day. Such a disunited and disheveled society will be unable to cope with the serious pressures brought about by a prolonged economic depression. So you are right. One can only guess as to what sorts of chaos, disorder, and violence lie ahead. Your admonitions to both see and prepare are appreciated.

    • Sam Stone March 17, 2019 at 12:59 am #

      @SSL “After all, it is disheartening to realize that our society is essentially paralyzed in the realm of politics and governance.”

      Not to mention absolute loony toonedness. Yes loony toonedness is a phrase and toonedness is a word. At least they are now.

      If Steve Miller can do it, so can I. “Cause I speak on the pompotous of love.”

      • SoftStarLight March 17, 2019 at 1:57 am #

        Loony toonedness. I like it :-)!

  39. Peter Underwood March 16, 2019 at 4:57 am #

    I had difficulty in finding how to log on for comments. With the help of Jim and Duncan I have now achieved it and hope to contribute in future.

    many thanks for your help guys.

    • Pucker March 16, 2019 at 5:23 am #

      It’s all part of God’s Plan.

      • seawolf77 March 16, 2019 at 3:58 pm #

        I had an aunt that used to say that all the time to her retarded son. He never got it either.

        • malthuss March 16, 2019 at 4:36 pm #

          He was part of NATURES plan.

        • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 5:21 pm #

          And he is your cousin. Where is your empathy?

    • Q. Shtik March 17, 2019 at 1:07 am #

      hope to contribute in future. – Underwood

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

      Since you said “in future” rather than “in the future I’ll guess your a Brit of some sort.

  40. Pucker March 16, 2019 at 4:58 am #

    Like Donald J. Trump (the real estate developer, casino operator, Reality TV show host, and Jeffrey Epstein compadre) now turn God’s instrument of white Cracker salvation, it’s all part of God’s Plan….

    When I was in California, I used to grab lunch at the Mexican restaurants where they give you a choice of meats for your tacos, enchiladas, etc. My favorite meat is mutton or goat. Accordingly, in order to communicate with the fat Mexican women cooking the food, I made an effort to memorize some of the Mexican words on the menu posted on the wall of the restaurant. In one Mexican restaurant, the Mexican word for goat posted on the wall menu was “Chiva”, so I memorized this word. (Literally, “Chiva” means a female goat.) And henceforth every time I went into a Mexican restaurant to order I’d always ask for “Chiva”, but I would always get a very strange reaction from the Mexicans in the restaurant who would eventually correct me and tell me that I really wanted to order “Birria”. This dance went on for a long time. Only recently in my readings did I discover that the word “Chiva” is the slang and code word for Mexican Black Tar heroin. Jesus…. Or I should probably say “Hey Zeus”….

    I wonder if that first restaurant advertising “Chiva” on the menu was a cartel drop site?

    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birria

    Sam Quinones
    Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

    • malthuss March 16, 2019 at 4:38 pm #

      now turn God’s instrument of white Cracker salvation, it’s all part of God’s Plan….
      And IF Imam Barry had children [he didnt father any] and IF he was Trayvons daddy, he would be a hero to them.

      • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 5:20 pm #

        Other races can have heros and salvation though.

  41. Pucker March 16, 2019 at 5:01 am #

    Doctors like to just give the patient a bunch of addictive pills and then push the pain-in-the-Ass patient out the door so that the doctor can quickly see another paying-patient and make more money. Obamacare baby…. Turnover is important in the care-giving professions. Apparently, there’s a direct relationship between the doctor writing a Pill prescription and patient turnover. The faster the doctor stuffs addictive pills in the patient’s hand, the quicker the Asshole Patient is out the door.

    “This spelled bad times for the more complicated multidisciplinary approach to pain. Why, after all, was all that effort necessary if pain patients could be given pills with little risk of addiction? Patients, too, were hard to motivate when the treatment required behavior changes, such as more exercise. Pills were an easier solution. Multidisciplinary clinics began to fade.”

    Sam Quinones
    Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

  42. Pucker March 16, 2019 at 5:06 am #

    I like the term “Pseudo Addiction”. That’s creative.

    Doctor: “He’s not really showing signs of addiction to opiates. He’s just ‘pseudo addicted’. We’d better give him a bigger dose.”

    Purdue Pharma’s policy prescription for when patients manifest symptoms of “pseudo-addiction” to opiates: “Aggressively increase the dosage.”

    Sam Quinones
    Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

    • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 1:09 pm #

      Yes, dose them out of existence. Is it just one more way of decreasing the surplus population? Seems rather intentional. Maybe there are quotas?

  43. Pucker March 16, 2019 at 5:16 am #

    It’s all part of God’s Plan….

    The Mexicans sell heroin in balloons. The Mexican kids drive around with their mouths literally stuffed with balloons each filled with a tenth of a gram, BB-size ball of heroin. If the cops stop them, they swallow the balloons and shit the balloons out later. The cops don’t want to bust someone for carrying a small amount of heroin as the sentence is too light, and it’s too much paperwork. The cops only want “Big Busts” that advance their careers.

    • Pucker March 16, 2019 at 5:21 am #

      It’s all part of God’s Plan….

      Sticking the barrel of my 9 mm Berreta up the Mexican kid’s nose and cocking the trigger is all part of God’s Plan….

    • It’s true, I was walking through a bad section of the Bronx a month ago and I heard a voice, “Psst, Eyy gringo, you looking for some Horse, ese?” and I looked up and it was some cholos in a hot air ballon selling heroin.

      • elysianfield March 16, 2019 at 8:04 pm #

        “Horse, ese?” and I looked up and it was some cholos in a hot air ballon selling heroin.”

        Lies! Filthy black lies!

        Heroin in the ghetto is referred to and pronounced thus; “Hair-on”…with the emphasis on the first syllable.

        As it was in the late 60’s, so it is now.

        How do they pronounce “Heroin” in the Barrio? “Diacetylmorphine, esse…”

        • Sam Stone March 17, 2019 at 1:17 am #

          I believe it sounds more like someone with a very pronounced Southern accent speaking the German word for men…herren. But either way you are correct the emphasis is on the first syllable.

          • elysianfield March 17, 2019 at 11:28 am #

            Sam,
            I heard it spoken at least 100 times while on the ghetto streets…it has been written in several books as pronounced “Herr-on”, but actually “Hair-on”, in my memory, is more accurate.

            Just finished the book “Dopesick”…they also referenced the pronunciation “Herr-on”….

  44. Pucker March 16, 2019 at 5:32 am #

    Big fat white redneck evangelical Christian woman who is convinced that despite her weight that God is going to Rapture her fat ass up to Heaven with a big beaming smile and big huge Tits:

    “It’s all part of God’s Plan.”

    • elysianfield March 16, 2019 at 8:05 pm #

      Puck,
      Where do you suppose Cherubs come from?

  45. Pucker March 16, 2019 at 5:55 am #

    The US military needs to take out the poppy fields around Xalisco, Nayarit, Mexico. And maybe also bulldoze all of the nice, new houses built in the village rancheros in the area as these have been financed by remittances from family members involved in the heroin trade in the US. This will be “The Wall”….

    • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2019 at 10:23 am #

      Silly Pucker. Why would they bulldoze one of the primary sources of their funding?

  46. wm5135 March 16, 2019 at 7:08 am #

    Though not the sharpest knife in the drawer the understanding has come….

    The way we have organized our society is destroying us but any other means of organization would surely destroy us.

    capt spaulding reference – small hammer – that could not be done with a sledge hammer

    There are barbarians at the gate……..well let them out!

  47. Lonely Traveler March 16, 2019 at 8:08 am #

    If we wish to save middle class America, we must feed the billionaires. When they get hungry they start doing mean things like foreclosing mortgages, repossessing cars, shredding the social safety net, raising prices and taxing us to finance their world domination fantasies. Wait a minute: I think all that is already happening. It seems the more we feed them, they hungrier they get. We can’t stop feeding them, though, or all hell will break loose.

    New bumper sticker: FEED THE BILLIONAIRES.

    • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2019 at 8:56 am #

      Working class alternative:

      BILLIONAIRES – THEY’RE WHAT’S FOR DINNER!

      • Lonely Traveler March 16, 2019 at 10:59 am #

        Tastes like chicken!

    • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 1:02 pm #

      Or perhaps the billionaires need some intervention? If a government was really for the people and by the people the billionaires wouldn’t be able to do mean things in the first place.

      • BackRowHeckler March 16, 2019 at 3:29 pm #

        Once AOCs minions begin fanning out thru out the countryside we’re gonna be what’s on the menu, and they’ll be feeding on us like locusts devouring biblical wheat.

        Brh

        • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 5:19 pm #

          You’re right Brh. Clearly the Marxists are getting ready to bring this stuff out into the streets. Its crystal clear which side is attempting rational discussion and negotiation and which side is ready to get violent. It’s a sad state really.

  48. Pucker March 16, 2019 at 8:47 am #

    Do you happen to know where I can get a “Free” OxyContin fishing hat?

    “Purdue offered OxyContin coupons to physicians, who could in turn give them to patients for a onetime free prescription at a participating pharmacy. By the time Purdue discontinued the program, thirty-four thousand coupons had been redeemed. Doctors received OxyContin fishing hats, stuffed toys, coffee mugs, golf balls, and pens with a chart converting a patient’s dose in other pills to OxyContin. Swing Is Alive, a CD the company gave out, urged listeners to “Swing in the Right Direction with OxyContin” and featured ten big-band tunes, including Count Basie’s “One O’Clock Jump” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by the Andrews Sisters. Pads of message paper with the OxyContin logo were given to doctors so they would be “reminded of OxyContin every time they get a phone message.” Many of these methods—premiums, trips, giveaways—were time-tested strategies that grew from the revolution Arthur Sackler began and were refined over time by many pharmaceutical companies. Only this time, the pill being marketed contained a large whack of a drug virtually identical to heroin.“

    Sam Quinones
    Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

    • elysianfield March 16, 2019 at 8:07 pm #

      “Free” OxyContin”

      Free Bing Crosby….

  49. Pucker March 16, 2019 at 9:33 am #

    “Hey Sonny….”. Do you remember those “Lifesavers” candy commercials?

    “Seniors realized they could subsidize their retirement by selling their prescription Oxys to younger folks. Some of the first Oxy dealers, in fact, were seniors who saw the value of the pills in their cabinets. “It’s like hitting the Lotto if your doctor will put you on OxyContin,” Prior said. “People don’t even think twice about selling.” OxyContin sales shot up.”

    Sam Quinones
    Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

  50. FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2019 at 9:41 am #

    Meeting of Orthodox Irish with Cathars in the underground of the Catholic world

    For example, when the crusaders took Constantinople, they found the 10 thousand strong community of the Paulicians who lived and flourished in the capital of the Christian Empire, and the crusaders dealt with them with particular cruelty, which, given the “standard” cruelty of the Fourth Crusade, had to be terrifying.

    And the teardrop story about how the leader of the Albigensian Crusade, Simon de Montfort, refused to participate in the Fourth Crusade, most likely is part of a Catholic conspiracy theory that the Crusaders took Constantinople by mistake(?!?), accidentally getting lost, as the Venetians villains refused to take them to Palestine where they allegedly went initially.

    They say in their eyes the authority of the Venetian Enrico Dandolo turned out to be so great that they, like obedient boys, did everything he asked for (and he asked them to take the “insignificant little” town, the capital of Byzantium, by storm) instead of burning Venice to the ground for hindering their plans, just as they did in a month in Zara, and six months later in Constantinople.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Zara

    But no propaganda can hide the fact that behind the Albigensian Crusade as well as the Fourth Crusade and even more so the Northern Crusade was the same newly born force that we conditionally call Militant Catholicism whom the Orthodox cannot consider Christian at all, if only because of the anathemas uttered in 1054 and that in 1147, the Wendish Crusade began in the framework of the Second Crusade, which was openly anti-Orthodox.

    Indeed, the Wendish Crusade was proclaimed by the Frankfurt Reichstag in March 1147, at which the Crusaders called Orthodox Slavs and Vikings, long baptized into Orthodoxy by Irish monks, the pagans and the “holy” Bernard Clairvaux justified the need for “natio deleatur”, that is, a genocide, which was implemented by de Monfort in 1209 in Languedoc and Hermann von Salza, the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order in Prussia.

    And the only reason for which in 1147-1153 the account of the victims of the Wendish Crusade did not go to millions was the desperate resistance to the crusaders by the Orthodox Slavs and Vikings who lived in the vicinity of the city of Stettin and the fortress at Dobin, who not only caused the crusaders “unacceptable damage”, but also put up crosses on the walls, shouting that they were Christians.

    Nevertheless, the “baptism” to Catholicism of Orthodox Ruyans from the island of Rügen was accompanied with such horrors, and the destruction of the Orthodox city of Vineta was so complete that refugees from this “Christianization” ran to Mongolia, where they hoped to find the kingdom of Prester John.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prester_John

    And there are very serious grounds for believing that this is precisely the reason for the sudden rise in the civilization level of Nestorian Christians who inhabited Transbaikal and northern Mongolia in the early 13th century.

    This was reflected in the sudden appearance among the Mongols, not only writing, but also administrative skills up to the appearance of bureaucracy.

    And it must be admitted, that Mongolian Khans Batu and Sartak reached Orthodox Russia on time, since in 1230 the Crusade of the Teutonic Order against the Prussians began, and in 1233 the Prussians were defeated, after which their systematic destruction began in the vicinity of the city of Tvangste (now Kaliningrad) in full compliance with the recommendation of Bernard Clairvaux “natio delatur”, during which survived only refugees to Pskov and Lithuania.

    And in 1237, the invasion of the Teutonic Order into Novgorod Russia began (the Livonian Order was part of the Teutonic) and the Battle on Ice would have stopped them only for a while, if not for the Mongols’ attack on the lands of the Teutonic Order in 1241, which saved the Prussians from complete destruction.

    All this throws a new light on the decision of the Russian Prince Alexander Nevsky to become part of the Golden Horde, especially when you consider that all this happened amid the news of the atrocities that the crusaders committed in Constantinople, the atrocities whose memory even 200 years later made the Orthodox residents of Constantinople say that they better see the Islamic crescent over Hagia Sophia than the Latin cross.

    Moreover, the Athos monks even now believe that the Greeks committed a great sin by revolting against Turkey in the 20s of the 19th century, since it was this that brought them into slavery to the English and caused the First World War. As a result, the Greeks were expelled from Asia Minor, Constantinople finally turned into Istanbul, and Hagia Sophia into a museum.

    And even now, Mount Athos can easily turn into a tourist center of the European Union, where Orthodox monks will be forced to work as exhibits in the zoo of the giant Orthodox amusement park.

    To be continued…

    • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2019 at 9:58 am #

      Are you collecting all these posts for a book?

      • FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2019 at 10:45 am #

        I am trying to warn you what kind of force we are dealing with in the face of the European Union, the most prominent agents of which are Hillary Clinton in US and Theresa May in Great Britain.

        Nothing has changed since the 1940s, or since 1200s.

        • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2019 at 12:38 pm #

          Consider me warned, although neither appear to be all that powerful at the moment; especially May, who comes off as a complete buffoon.

          • FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

            Thanks God for Trump, Black Project is losing – at least in US and UK.

        • seawolf77 March 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm #

          Chickenshit for the sole?

    • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2019 at 1:47 pm #

      The monks petitioned the protection of Adolf Hitler during WW2. He consented and to this day his photograph is commemorated on Mt Athos.

      Everything Finc says is a lie. Any truth that is accidently provided is done so in order to shore up a greater superstructure of Untruth.

      • FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2019 at 5:10 pm #

        Athos is not a homogeneous formation, there are many monasteries, and I fully admit the existence of heretic monks who worship Hitler.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2019 at 5:22 pm #

          Worship Hitler – lol. Commemorate is not worshiping. Show how much you really know about Orthodoxy, Jew.

  51. Ol' Scratch March 16, 2019 at 10:38 am #

    Daniel Estulin lays out the big picture of what is happening to us. Quite similar to what Naomi Klein has termed “The Shock Doctrine:”

    With the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the onset of the “free trade” policies of François Mitterrand, George H.W. Bush, and Margaret Thatcher – representatives of the financial oligarchy – conditions of utter chaos and the criminal looting of Russia, replaced any line of scientific progress. “The collapse of the last two decades has been more than just a financial collapse. There has been a conscious targeting of the Russian nation for destruction by predatory financial interests – both those centered in the City of London and on Wall Street, and those within the country that were created artificially, and promoted to their dominant position by the ones outside.4 The goal of this decimation was not, however, simply the destruction of Russia, but rather the destruction of precisely the possibility of scientific progress that Russian culture had formerly represented for all of mankind, even under the Soviet system.5 “

    For Russia, as globally, this has been a collapse in the physical, cultural, moral, and intellectual capabilities of the population. This included the criminalization of an entire generation, which had seemingly no other means of survival than to participate in the criminal economy that sprang up around the massive looting of Russia’s raw materials, which were illegally shipped off to the West.6 Drug use skyrocketed. Instead of developing their creative capacities, these youth turned to participate in a massive criminal underworld.”7

    Global privatization went hand-in-hand with wholesale harvesting of the population. Reports of politicians, government officials, academics, and intelligence agencies facilitating the racketeering and theft were compelling. Russia was being de-modernized. The business model is no different in other parts of the world. For example, the US government contractor leading the War on Drugs strategy for US AID to Peru, Colombia and Bolivia was the same contractor in charge of knowledge management for HUD enforcement. They were the same contractors working in Sudan, part of the “Save Darfur” crowd that brought death, hunger and suffering to millions, in the name of justice, democracy and the American way of life. They are the same people who have brought hardship onto 800 million people in India with their recent “war on cash” initiative8. This Washington-Wall Street game was global. “The peasants of Latin America, the lower strata in India and the land dwellers in Sudan were up against the same financial pirates and business model as the people in South Central Los Angeles, West Philadelphia, Baltimore and the South Bronx.”9

    As Fitts writes: US neighborhoods were overrun with narcotics trafficking and HUD financial fraud while systematically worked by enforcement, seizure and War on Drugs teams supported by DynCorp and generating profits for the Harvard Endowment; Latin American pipelines, water and other assets were sold for significant discounts to market value to Enron and other multinational investors while DynCorp helps War on Drugs military teams move peasants off the lands; Russian banks and pension funds were emptied out by organized crime and laundered through NY Fed member banks while Harvard as financial advisor helps privatize Russian oil companies over to their endowment investment network; DynCorp personnel supplying police and aircraft maintenance were active with local mafia in Eastern Europe and practice buying and selling children as slaves which they used for sex10; $3.3 trillion went missing from the Department of Defense and the Department of Housing Development where Lockheed, DynCorp & AMS were active managing computer systems and Harvard supplies appointees and contract services. Manipulation of the gold markets by the US Treasury and NY Fed member banks were led by Larry Summers, Secretary of the Treasury, and former President of Harvard University and his predecessor Robert Rubin, Secretary of Treasury, and now member of the Harvard Corporation Board.

    The system is managed tightly by the cartels that syndicate around central banking and warfare and it has four phases:

    Phase One – Break It: Private syndicates make money destroying a place through organized crime, covert operations, warfare or a variety of both;

    Phase Two – Buy It: The profit generated from breaking it is used to buy or seize “legal control” at a discount;

    Phase Three – Fix It: Government funding, credit and subsidies are then used to “fix it” while harvesting remaining assets, including with narcotics trafficking, sex slavery and any other form of liquidating the human, intellectual, intellectual, environmental and physical capital in a place:

    Phase Four – Declare Victory: Victory is then declared and a flow of foundation and academic grants funded by the “break it-fix it” profits generate awards, photo opportunities and official archives and documentation for the perpetrators to be admired for their bringing of advanced civilization to the natives.

    What emerged from analysis of transactions involved in situation after situation, in place after place, in year after year, is surprisingly simple. The world was experiencing a global “heist”: capital was being sucked out of country after country. The presentation Catherine Austin Fitts gave in London revealed a piece of the puzzle that was difficult for the audience to fathom. This was not simply happening in the emerging markets. It was happening in America, too.11

    Estulin, Daniel. In the Shadows of a Presidency . Trine Day. Kindle Edition.

    • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2019 at 10:44 am #

      This is all essentially a larger, more malignant form of the financial “corporate raiding” strategies of the 80s, which continues to thrive to this day; albeit applied to entire countries, regions, and populations. Whatever else you might think of it, you have to admit that these pricks are SMART.

      • FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2019 at 10:50 am #

        You all have your heads screwed up in a wrong way because of these “financials”.

        It is NOT about the money, stupid! It is much worse than that.

        • CancelMyCard March 16, 2019 at 11:29 am #

          Okay Finc,

          What is it that is worse?

        • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2019 at 12:15 pm #

          Well then, spell it out succinctly for us then, Finc. No cryptic posts allowed. We anxiously await. Money might not be the ultimate goal – power and control – but it’s certainly a proxy for that in the current environment.

          • FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2019 at 12:18 pm #

            Ultimate goal?

            It’s simple. To build a Hell on Earth.

          • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2019 at 12:33 pm #

            I hear ya, but your view of the world is that of an epic poet: ethereal and highly symbolic. I’m a bit more practical in that regard. The “nuts and bolts” matter, old boy! Now take another big pull on that bong of yours and get back to churning out one of those epic book posts!

          • CancelMyCard March 16, 2019 at 7:31 pm #

            Finc, you are simply dodging . . .

            Can your be straight up with us and tell us exactly
            what you mean,

            Or is there some reason you can’t come clean?

            You like to dangle teases the same way you like to dangle participles.

            Be honest with us here.

            Just a simple request.

          • Sam Stone March 17, 2019 at 1:33 am #

            “Power and control” along with money are different sides of the same coin. If you have money you get more power and control; more power and control…more money. On and on, ad nauseum. Or in the venacular, wash, rinse, repeat…

    • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

      There isn’t any way to avoid this in an open society and market. And it would need constant oversight even in a closed society and market. Unfortunately some people will do whatever it takes for financial gain and power. Any attempt to reign this in would be called authoritarian and would thus be derailed in this country at least.

      • CancelMyCard March 16, 2019 at 7:35 pm #

        You are right there.

        Any kind of power extension by the Authorities is met with great resentment from large sectors of the population.

        With good reason.

        We’ve been through this authoritarian BS numerous times before in our history, and while memories can be short,
        They can also be long.

        I don’t have a solution.

        Do you?

        • SoftStarLight March 17, 2019 at 2:22 am #

          Well IMO the solution to this issue begins with a strong and aggressive nationalist approach. Such that cartels and syndicates that are working against the national interests are rooted out and destroyed. Also, a greater emphasis on local production would help alleviate some of the need for “free trade”. At least for a country with lots of resources like the US. And from there, tighter control will be necessary to ensure that business interests do not usurp the national interests or work counter to the interests of society.

  52. BackRowHeckler March 16, 2019 at 10:42 am #

    Sure Bambi Larsen was carved up and beaten to death in her home in San Jose, by a Mexican National in the US illegally, but at least we are living our values. Really, what’s important here is that Gov Newsom is safe surrounded by his 25 man armed security detail, and Nancy Pelosi’s estate in Napa Valley has a high wall and electric fence around the property. Really you should get your priorities in order, CFNers. We’re building a New Society here, and like Comrade Stalin said, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

    Brh

    • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2019 at 10:47 am #

      We’re building a New Society here, and like Comrade Stalin said, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

      And we ain’t in it.

      • Sam Stone March 17, 2019 at 1:36 am #

        Oh yeah we are. We are the eggs.

    • FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2019 at 10:55 am #

      Comrade Stalin also said that you CAN build a “good capitalism” in a separately taken [by its balls] country!

      • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

        No cheating allowed. No country can impose any authoritarian ideology for long and make it work. “Good capitalism” is an oxymoron. You can make it relatively benign for a time with strict oversight, but in the end it will always bare its fangs and eat you, as power is gradually transferred to the wealthy and they then seek to consolidate their gains. Roosevelt’s New Deal was a mere bandaid – even he acknowledged that – but it only barely slowed things down at all in the aftermath of WWII. The existential battle we’re fighting today has already been fought and lost when Roosevelt died and the Dems vilified and then expunged VP Henry Wallace as his heir apparent.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2019 at 1:14 pm #

          Unleash the Justiciars and let’s see. A few hundred arrests fifty years ago might have done the trick. Now it must needs be tens of thousands. Capitalism as such must go the way of the dodo. Free Enterprise is fine and such men will honored as long as they serve the Nation with their industry and intelligence.

          After all is said and done, they are not best men since they obsessed with matter – like monkeys trying to grab all the bananas. But if they consecrate their abilities to the Nation, then become more than their crude orientation and both they and society benefits from their abilities.

          Capitalism, Communism, and the unsteady midpoint, Socialism, are philosophies of matter. Fascism and National Socialism are philosophies of Man and the Spirit. We’ve tried it your way and look at the result. Time to go back the old ways in modern forms.

          • GreenAlba March 16, 2019 at 7:14 pm #

            “Fascism and National Socialism are philosophies of Man and the Spirit. ”

            Oops, you forgot the jackboots.

        • CancelMyCard March 16, 2019 at 7:41 pm #

          Totally.

          Power consumes all who have a taste of it.

          I see it at the local level.

          The mayor, beloved by all in the town, is elected to State Representative.

          He goes away to the state Capitol.

          Things are very different than in his local community that he is sworn to represent. He fails.

          He falls for the money and the illusion of power, and become thoroughly and utterly corrupted.

          Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

          over and over again.

    • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 12:32 pm #

      Oh didn’t ya know Brh? Safety, security and walls are only moral for people living in the right zip codes with money, connections and power. Otherwise good luck.

      • BackRowHeckler March 16, 2019 at 1:31 pm #

        Well SSL, isn’t the real victim here undocumented citizens in the US doing the work Americans won’t do? Now we must be vigilant for any racist backlash against innocent illegals in light of events in New Zeeland.

        Besides, yes this woman was named Bambi, she grew up in the Bay area, and she was home with her dog, but whos to say that at some time in her life she didn’t harbor a racist thought, wasn’t on guard against forbidden ideas in her own mind? Did you ever consider that possibility?

        Brh

        • GreenAlba March 16, 2019 at 4:22 pm #

          brh

          The attacks in NZ were alt-right white supremacist terrorist attacks against legal NZ citizens. Unless you have any verifiable information to the contrary, obviously.

          • BackRowHeckler March 16, 2019 at 4:28 pm #

            There’s a low level war being waged, GA. It resembles the bloody 30 years war in Central Europe in that the majority of casualties are civilians. It appears both sides are taking hits, not just one side.

            Brh

          • malthuss March 16, 2019 at 4:41 pm #

            alt-right white supremacist terrorist

            you believe all the banal cliches.

            alt-right
            white supremacist
            terrorist

          • malthuss March 16, 2019 at 4:42 pm #

            This is for Heckler, the one photo that I saw had bodies, but no pools of blood.

          • GreenAlba March 16, 2019 at 6:50 pm #

            malthuss, which of those categories do you consider undeserved, in this instance?

          • GreenAlba March 16, 2019 at 6:59 pm #

            “There’s a low level war being waged, GA. It resembles the bloody 30 years war in Central Europe in that the majority of casualties are civilians. It appears both sides are taking hits, not just one side.”

            brh

            Christchurch appears to be a peaceable city where people of different ethnicities get on.

            The terrorist brought himself from Australia. Sadly, the ideas he adopted are available internationally on an alt-right website near your. And me.

            But thank for not remotely descending to the depths of those others who either claim it didn’t happen, or it was engineered by e.g. the American deep state. They have situated themselves too low for me to stoop to respond.

          • GreenAlba March 16, 2019 at 7:01 pm #

            *thank you* for not…

          • Walter B March 17, 2019 at 11:11 am #

            Personally I have never appreciated when people go about calling out these evildoers as right wing or left wing or white supremacist or whatever pigeon hole they care to squeeze them into. What these miscreants all are is radical loonies, period. They exist in every subcategory and are in ever increasing numbers as all of our man made societies and systems continue to break down and governments continue to prove to us all that they totally impotent. Humans will always concentrate on the symptoms and never treat the illness. The promotion of violence and violent death in video games, movies, television and all of the other media for profit is a fine diet for our young on right? I suppose that the “bright” side is that we continue to create young people that will happily participate in foreign wars for profit for Dick Cheney.

            How we deal with such problems reminds me of the all out effort to wipe out sharks in the oceans after the Jaws movies came out. Damn, we are stupid.

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2019 at 7:06 pm #

            ” They exist in every subcategory…”

            Very true, Walter.

            If the NZ terrorist had a smidgeon of honesty and an iota of courage, he’d have gone after the people his sort purport to blame for the situation he doesn’t like. But he didn’t. He went for unarmed men, women and children praying in a mosque. So it wasn’t a political gripe, it was pure hatred.

            If his gripe was against the government who are responsible for immigration policy (and it wasn’t even his government or his country) he could have gone for a high-profile government target. But he didn’t – they tend to have protection.

            A disgusting coward of the scummiest stripe. Just like the Jihadis who attack civilians – nothing to choose between them, in my view.

          • Walter B March 17, 2019 at 8:22 pm #

            Cowards to be sure GA, and losers too. The governments that we have are governments that we put in place, either by direct vote or by our lack or involvement. When our elected governments implement policies and actions that will degrade us all and maybe even destroy our nations in the long run, well, like they say, you may not get the government you want, but you shall surely get the government you deserve, I really wish that somebody could convince these murderers that suicide is a far better option for them to pursue if they cannot deal with the reality that exists.

        • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

          Well Brh today Whites are guilty by default because of their existence.

          • GreenAlba March 16, 2019 at 6:53 pm #

            Why do you use the arguments of a fourteen-year-old when you claim to be twice that age, SSL?

            You sound like my kids at that age – ‘well I can’t do anything right, can I?’.

          • SoftStarLight March 17, 2019 at 2:32 am #

            Nice try with a deflection and underhanded insult but it falls flat unfortunately for you Alba. There are many out there who are peddling the idea that Whites are inherently racist. Here is a link to one example but if you care to do the research you’ll see a clear pattern.

            thecollegefix.com/emory-university-professor-whites-inherently-racist-men-inherently-sexist/

            If you are inherently racist natural PC logic concludes that you are inherently wicked. Guilty by default. Do you get it?

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2019 at 6:36 pm #

            Nice try, likewise, SSL.

            I don’t pedal the idea that whites are inherently racist, but when someone comes out with ‘Well Brh today Whites are guilty by default because of their existence.’ I’m sorry but that’s just stupid, teenage nonsense.

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2019 at 7:25 pm #

            “Nice try with a deflection and underhanded insult…”

            I didn’t see anything underhanded about it – it was quite open 🙂 .

          • Walter B March 17, 2019 at 8:25 pm #

            Hey SSL, I wouldn’t say that whites are any more or any less guilty than any other group, but if you are out to fund a radical movement, picking on those with the most assets puts far more cash into you goody bag. Ask Uncle Adolph, he knew.

          • SoftStarLight March 17, 2019 at 8:51 pm #

            Alba, Brh asked me a question and I responded. Many SJWs believe Whites are inherently racist. I never mentioned you as one espousing this theory so why have you associated yourself with it? People believe such things and thus my response. You simply choose to ignore that reality. And as far as you being gleeful to insult others, well I guess it speaks for itself ;-).

          • SoftStarLight March 17, 2019 at 9:12 pm #

            Walter I understand what you are saying but the establishment is pushing forward this idea that Whites are inherently racist and thus evil really and that is what I was talking about. And going after the assets of those with the most? I guess if they have committed crimes. Or if they have worked against the national interest I see no problem with doing so.

          • Walter B March 17, 2019 at 9:30 pm #

            No they require no justification to attack us, evildoers never require justification.

          • GreenAlba March 18, 2019 at 7:25 am #

            SSL, it wasn’t an insult. That’s why I used a smiley when making a joke about it. It was an assessment of the level of your argument. By which I stand, if you are referring to anything but the tiniest, most insignificant minority of people.

  53. seawolf77 March 16, 2019 at 11:29 am #

    I don’t know what’s funnier as time goes by, the panic in Trump’s tweets over what will be revealed in the Mueller Report or the knowledge that come 2020 he will be defeated by either a woman or a black man, maybe both. How deliciously ironic would that be? The King of Misogyny, standing undefeated at 1-0, will now be known as the one-termer who got nothing done and whose wall rests in the dustbin of history, where it belongs. He goes home knowing it could have been a lot worse and the irony could have been even sweeter: he could have been locked up.

    • CancelMyCard March 16, 2019 at 11:42 am #

      Seawolf,

      I don’t know about Trump being a one-termer.

      If the democrats run another candidate like Hillary,
      Trump will get another term on a walk.

      I can’t trust the Dems to not shoot themselves in the foot.

    • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 12:23 pm #

      ….he could have been locked up….

      Well seawolf are you implying he is getting away with something? You mean the way the Clinton campaign, DNC, FBI and DOJ are getting away with manipulating the 2016 election and the Mueller investigation itself?

      • seawolf77 March 16, 2019 at 3:23 pm #

        He’s as sneaky as a tennis shoe.

      • malthuss March 16, 2019 at 4:45 pm #

        I cannot verify what I found,

        Upon doing some research, Roe was never pregnant.
        America had been buying tdead babies from Switzerland… Until Switzerland decided to put a fee on them.
        Just like that, Roe versus Wade.
        America wants their own dead babies so that they can continue to do their testing and using them to flavor your favorite foods.

        They have made cannibals without knowledge, from inoculations to processed food!
        It was a scam so America had access to diploid fetal tissue and stem cells.
        And ADRENOCHROME.

        The guy who keeps opening those AMBROSIA blood transfusion companies, went to Medical School at Stanford. He did not go far enough to be able to practice as medical doctor but he can run a company to give blood transfusions to rich old people for 8000 dollars a pop. Then maybe again and again a few months later. He already has such companies in the Philadelphia and also in the San Francisco area.

        You should Google “The Adrenochrome Foundation” They bragged about their international child donors for exclusive customers. They had a video promoting investors. They removed the website once they realized human rights activists like me found it. Thank god there are people on YouTube who got it before they took the site down

        • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 5:12 pm #

          Thank you for sharing this with me. I’ll definitely look it up. I am not surprised anymore at the depth of their depravity. I mean think of all the people that go missing every year. I think they are experimenting on people. And they work diligently to make us look like the crazies.

          • SoftStarLight March 17, 2019 at 2:47 am #

            Malthuss, the website for the Adrenochrome Foundation is allegedly expired and if you search adrenochrome.com .net or.org the search page is literally blank or has an access denied message. Very weird!!!! Yet Adrenochrome.net has a promo. Is this the video? It shows their source. Sick animals!!!!!

            m.youtube.com/watch?v=82GpovnHkyU

    • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

      You still haven’t grasped even the basics: the fisa warrant was consciously based on a fraudulent intelligence report. There’s nothing there except Trump’s whiteness and financial shenanigans. But the former is a capital crime to people like you. And whatever can destroy him is simply the Truth no matter if it the stupidest lie imaginable – like that report.

      You need to look in the mirror and see your own ugliness. Only then can you repent. Then the Truth will be much easier for you to see.

      • seawolf77 March 16, 2019 at 3:24 pm #

        I have no reflection in a mirror. I am a creature of the night.

        • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 5:06 pm #

          Hmmm that is interesting. I mean with you being from New Orleans and all. Gee this may be true and now I am kinda scared.

  54. PeteAtomic March 16, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

    If Beto and OAC had a love child, what would it be?
    🙂

    • PeteAtomic March 16, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

      er.. AOC, not OAC
      lol

      • revilo March 16, 2019 at 5:12 pm #

        Hard to say, but the creature would be able to eat an apple through a picket fence with that dentition.

        • revilo March 16, 2019 at 9:01 pm #

          Or eat a cow’s asshole after a butt-shine.

          • Sam Stone March 17, 2019 at 1:45 am #

            Oh shit that’s good. (beto 88) Next drinks on me. LOL

    • BackRowHeckler March 16, 2019 at 3:49 pm #

      Beto, the last white male Democrat.

      He seems to think the way to the Presidency is to convince everybody he got into the USA by swimming across the Rio Grande.

      Brh

    • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 5:04 pm #

      A poor human being who is doomed to a life of hardcore political indoctrination and spiritual servitude.

      • PeteAtomic March 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm #

        But at least it could dance! Lol

  55. seawolf77 March 16, 2019 at 3:54 pm #

    “So, if there was knowingly & acknowledged to be “zero” crime when the Special Counsel was appointed” Donald Trump

    Who exactly acknowledged this? Is this yet another “They feel exactly the same way, that I can tell you,” or perhaps “The judge said there was no collusion, the judge admitted it freely,” or perhaps “This is the biggest crowd to ever witness an inauguration. PERIOD!” and on and on.

    No Trump, you can’t reface a statement with a lie and think everyone believes what follows it. Nobody does. They say WTF who said that, just like I did. They’re laughing at you. Behind your back. They love you are getting rattled.

    • BackRowHeckler March 16, 2019 at 4:23 pm #

      People believe him. The will be at least 65 million people on Nov 2020 who believe him.

      Brh

    • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 5:01 pm #

      This is literally amazing :-). He has become your personal nemesis. It feels like you are taunting him in a real life stuation and we are bystanders. I am waiting for you to lose your composure and try to deck him lol sorry.

      • seawolf77 March 17, 2019 at 10:28 am #

        After Trump gets his ass whupped in 2020 his hair will take the final last step and turn red because he’s going to feel like a red-headed stepchild.

        • SoftStarLight March 17, 2019 at 2:08 pm #

          And I assume you and all those who are woke will chant “Red Man Bad”. Then you will all explode after realizing it has unintended racist overtones ;-).

  56. FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2019 at 4:35 pm #

    The attacks in NZ were alt-right white supremacist terrorist attacks against legal NZ citizens == GA

    99% of these terror attacks are being organized by special services, usually with some level of cooperation of security forces of the country of occurrence. The deadly effectiveness of the attack in NZ is confirmation of that.

    Most likely the attack was organized to give US Media time to regroup after the de-facto collapse of the Mueller investigation, at the same time continue to attack Trump on white-supremacy angle.

    • malthuss March 16, 2019 at 4:44 pm #

      Meds from who?
      guns from who?
      money from where? drugs?

    • SoftStarLight March 16, 2019 at 4:57 pm #

      I think there is a very good chance you are correct. I mean we have people who start fake wars for profit. To them people are expendible commodities. Why wouldn’t they also stage fake terror attacks?

      • malthuss March 16, 2019 at 6:15 pm #

        here

        this is too sick for me to finish,

        youtube.com/watch?v=LPa8uZnMiZs&t=57s

      • malthuss March 17, 2019 at 12:28 am #

        here,
        from web comments,

        i followed this case since day one. a lot of info about it on callahan dot com.
        they are guilty and they are witches. when depp and the other hollywood weirdos say “it can happen to any of us” they mean them, witches. satanists.

        they did it– the occult hollywood people found out that these kids were into alastair crowley just like they are that’s why they stepped in there’s been plenty of other kids accused of murder and i’ll kind of stuff but did you see any celebrity stepping in for them

        this case along with evil depp , vedder, jackson, manson and that dixie chick
        they’re clearly guilty and depp was such a fan he got a few fellow evil celebs to help get them out to perform another ritual with echols in person.
        evil is real and everywhere.
        can anyone post the link for me to the video exposing the connection of these players as well as hunter thompson, john cusack, johnny depp, winona ryder, etc?
        eddie vedder, peter jackson, natalie maines, etc.

        it always puzzled me as to why all these celebrities took all the time and effort to get these three yokels from arkansas out of prison. something just wasn’t right. i definitely believe it had something to do with echols whatever the reason, it was something sinister.

        i have always thought that echols sold his soul, sacrificed the kids, and although he had to go through some years of prison, he was ultimately rewarded by satan with fame and celebrity. i always thought that the other 2 were just weak, mindless followers who got caught up in echols master plan. you don’t see them all over morning talk, hanging with the biggest names in entertainment.

        similarly, this was the argument drawn upon damien echols et.al. in the west memphis three murders where eight year old boys were ritualistically murdered in an occult fashion. damien echols has long professed his interest in magick, witchcraft, and the occult; and that is what the prosecutors used to link him to the murders. most of you already know that echols and the others have since been let out of prison, thanks to the likes of johnny depp

        this only support there is a coordinated effort by the entertainment industry to push the “power” of occult practices. echols maintains his innocence while simultaneously professing his adoration of the occult, dark arts, black magick, and aleister crowley- telling many that they have in fact “saved his life…
        big farms big problems

        • SoftStarLight March 17, 2019 at 3:25 am #

          There is definitely more to this story than meets the eye. Damien Echols is doing well and appears to be successful.

          damienechols.com/

          Maybe his deal with the Devil worked. It will be awesome until the Devil comes to collect.

        • BackRowHeckler March 17, 2019 at 9:08 am #

          Crowley, what a creep that guy was.

          A grifter who ran his con for a long time. Finally went toes up while living in the USA and is buried in New Jersey even tho he is English.

          Brh

          • seawolf77 March 17, 2019 at 10:26 am #

            Aleister Crowley was Sgt. Pepper.

  57. BackRowHeckler March 16, 2019 at 5:18 pm #

    I believe the attack was real.

    What I don’t understand why are there Mosques in a city called Christchurch?

    Brh

    • FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2019 at 5:33 pm #

      If it was, it was just in heck of a time for US Media to change the subject of their propaganda.

      I noticed several such coincidences during Hillary Clinton presidential campaign of 2016.

    • malthuss March 16, 2019 at 6:14 pm #

      because of your heros.

    • GreenAlba March 16, 2019 at 6:48 pm #

      brh

      “What I don’t understand why are there Mosques in a city called Christchurch?”

      Are you equally confused by the fact that there are five churches in Kolkata?

      • BackRowHeckler March 16, 2019 at 7:32 pm #

        No, Im not confused by that. But in Egypt Coptic Christians are routinely wiped out, and their Churches, some of the oldest in Christiandom, dynamited. ISIS marked Christians for death in territory they controlled, and many churches in Afghanistan and Pakistan have been attacked during mass and Sunday service, with rifles and high explosives.

        This activity went unanswered for decades, as were terror atacks in Paris and Nice. It only stands to reason that at some point someone with a not so intact personality would strive to get even.

        I doubt if it will end in Christchurch. This might go on forever.

        Brh

        • revilo March 16, 2019 at 7:46 pm #

          GA doesn’t give a fuck about that. She stands up for the “other,” not her own people. It makes her a good person! This is the disease of the West. GA presents with all the classical symptoms.

          • GreenAlba March 16, 2019 at 7:51 pm #

            Don’t tell me what I give a fuck about, creep.

          • GreenAlba March 16, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

            At least I use words – I don’t go around doing this ((())) like a 15-year-old moron.

          • revilo March 16, 2019 at 8:43 pm #

            It’s not too late to join the home team GA. Heck, you might like it!

          • malthuss March 17, 2019 at 12:31 am #

            Guess she thinks that I am a 15 year old moron.
            I am a senior citizen [near] genius.
            She is dumb.

            w r t,
            At least I use words – I don’t go around doing this ((())) like a 15-year-old moron.

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2019 at 6:04 am #

            “I am a senior citizen [near] genius.”

            Oh, malthuss, how envious I feel at this moment as I kneel, awestruck, before your genius reputation.

            Maybe it’s chose chemtrails deliberately imparting genius particles to you all through your lifetime. Or something.

            Yes, indeed. Struck I am. With awe.

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2019 at 6:04 am #

            *those* chemtrails…

          • PeteAtomic March 17, 2019 at 9:30 am #

            I think the greater point that maybe she is attempting to get across is that you don’t go into a mosque, or a church, or wherever– and use a firearm to murder a group of normal, everyday people.

            that doesn’t mean you are ‘standing up for the other’, it just means you don’t agree with a psychopathic killer.

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2019 at 2:55 pm #

            Thank you, Pete A. Who’d have thought it was so complicated?

        • GreenAlba March 16, 2019 at 8:55 pm #

          brh

          I know that you know I have no time at all for ISIS. I just don’t accept white supremacist terrorists being considered any different from them.

          • malthuss March 17, 2019 at 12:36 am #

            confused by the fact that there are five churches in Kolkata?

            Go fly there, do some work for Mother Theresas hospice and de confuse.

            DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE TRASH DEPARTMENT COLLECTS?
            I read, harijans. those who live on the streets also die on them.
            The trash department collects dead bodies.

            Still confused?

          • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2019 at 1:23 am #

            Why are these people even in the West? That’s question. The answer: They were brought in to create a problem. The solution to which moves the Agenda ever more to the Left and to the Leftist goal of the destruction of the White Race and Western Civilization.

            thegatewaypundit.com/2019/03/australian-senator-real-cause-of-nz-bloodshed-is-the-immigration-progra…

            You never talk about Muslim terrorism unless someone calls you on it. Never. It doesn’t really bother you – anymore than the mass rape of British girls by Muslims. Not really. But call a Black a nigger, and it’s hell to pay. Isn’t that about right? Such utterly twisted priorities…..

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2019 at 5:56 am #

            “You never talk about Muslim terrorism unless someone calls you on it.”

            It’s not generally the topic in hand, but when it’s been brought up by someone else I’ve said exactly what I think about it. As you do actually know. I’ve also commented on what religions in general can lead to. Like jihadists. Like the idea that one people can be ‘chosen’. Like the crusades led Christians from far away places to be in countries they had no business being in, with all the consequences that flowed from that.

            On this occasion, brh brought up the subject, in the context of a hypothetical danger to be assumed from it in terms of illegal immigrants. I merely corrected him on that point, as the people in NZ who were murdered weren’t illegal immigrants.

            On the previous thread, I mentioned it as a response to a comment about the ‘kill whitey’ assumption, to point out that there are terrorist whiteys too (see below also).

            “It doesn’t really bother you – anymore than the mass rape of British girls by Muslims.”

            Lying toad, being a lying toad, which it can’t help being. I have put you right about this more than once, lying toad.

            “But call a Black a nigger, and it’s hell to pay. Isn’t that about right?”

            Link, please, lying toad.

            And the other thing is, Janos, that Islamic attacks get more coverage than non-Islamic attacks, in your country. That’s also why you hear less about the latter.

            zerohedge.com/contributed/2013-05-01/non-muslims-carried-out-more-90-all-terrorist-attacks-us-soil

            “Of the more than 300 American deaths from political violence and mass shootings since 9/11, only 33 have come at the hands of Muslim-Americans, according to the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security. The Muslim-American suspects or perpetrators in these or other attempted attacks fit no demographic profile—only 51 of more than 200 are of Arabic ethnicity. In 2012, all but one of the nine Muslim-American terrorism plots uncovered were halted in early stages. That one, an attempted bombing of a Social Security office in Arizona, caused no casualties.”

            “https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/20/muslim-terror-attacks-press-coverage-study”

            Terror attacks by Muslims receive 357% more press attention…

            Terrorist attacks committed by non-Muslims (or where the religion was unknown) received an average of 15 headlines, while those committed by Muslim extremists received 105 headlines.

            Obviously a tiny bit of balance is in order, lest we forget actual facts.

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2019 at 5:57 am #

            Some unintended italics in paras 2 and 3.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

            Are you against colonialism or are you not? If not, why are you for these people colonizing us? The Algerians had every right to make war on the French – they wouldn’t have left if they hadn’t. Likewise, the West has every right to make war on the invaders. It’s that simple.

            Paul Bowles – who loved the North Africans – was amazed when he saw the French open up the gates to them. He knew his adopted people: very few would ever assimilate. Oriana Fallaci realized she had missed the biggest story of our times until near the end of her career: the betrayal of the West by the Western Elite. And she fought them even as was dying of breast cancer. What a hero.

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

            Janos, I know the obsessed mind finds facts difficult to differentiate from its background obsessions, but we’re not talking about people rising up against an army of armed invaders, we’re talking about a terrorist who murdered men, women and children while they were praying in their mosque, doing no harm to anyone.

            That is exactly the same to me as Jihadis carving people up in bars beside the Thames or shooting them while they’re enjoying a concert in Paris.

            That’s all. The immensely complicated issues around the world’s entire history of colonialism requires more length. I’d have hoped we could agree that random terrorist murders don’t help anything.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2019 at 4:28 pm #

            That’s the kind of War you people have forced on us. You’re fine when Muslims do it, more or less. Create a problem and then go ape shit when the obvious solution is offered (send them back). The solution you people is always more of the same. And the problem becomes the people who offer the simple solution and ask the obvious questions – like the Australian Senator who was attacked yesterday at a press conference.

            Now answer the question or admit the real reason you want these people here – keeping in mind Van Crevold’s assertion that immigration is a weapon of war.

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2019 at 7:34 pm #

            “That’s the kind of War you people have forced on us. ”

            (1) You people? I haven’t done anything. What on earth do you think I have in the way of power to do anything or have anyone anywhere listen to me? And what do you imagine I said to them?

            (2) And people who say ‘look what you made me do’ are manipulative and devious. Or teenagers. Or both.

            “You’re fine when Muslims do it, more or less. ”

            Stop lying, lying toad.

        • elysianfield March 17, 2019 at 11:34 am #

          “I am a senior citizen [near] genius.”

          Malthuss;

          “I told them that I was a genius,
          They said they had all those that they could use…”

          Workin’ at the Car Wash Blues~Jim Croce

      • malthuss March 17, 2019 at 12:29 am #

        Because your people ended [or tried to end] Sati, child brides, and brought in trains?

        • GreenAlba March 17, 2019 at 6:12 am #

          “Because your people ended [or tried to end] Sati, child brides, and brought in trains?”

          Yes, some bright but entirely altruistic spark said, ‘let us go unto India, leave its resources entirely alone, as an example of enlightened Christian tourism, and do a few good works, then go home again, with our halo still intact and having gained nothing for ourselves. Such is our Christian calling…’

          One of the churches in Kolkata is Portuguese. Another country full of enlightened, altruistic tourists, back in the day.

          ((())) = not slippery, but slimey. And cowardly.

          • malthuss March 17, 2019 at 10:58 am #

            5 CHURCHES THERE..IN A SHITTY OF 5 MILLION.
            Well shit, gaw dammm.

          • malthuss March 17, 2019 at 11:06 am #

            You had asked me a question, up thread, where there was no reply button.

            Undeserved categories?
            Ive yet to see them mention Muslim supremacists.
            Never Israel supremacists.
            Just ‘they’ mention YT [whitey].
            So, yes, my dear girl, I think ‘White Supremacist’ is an undeserved moniker.

            I dont think Scotland ever offered India any reparations, did it?
            Yet many [janos might know how many] countries offer Jews and Israel endless bling. Spain invited jews ‘back’ not that any living tribe of them was ever expelled.

            cheers.

          • malthuss March 17, 2019 at 11:18 am #

            Christchurch appears to be a peaceable city where people of different ethnicity get on.[or is it ‘ethnicities?]

            So did the ‘Yugoslavs’. As long as there was food readily available, mussies and christians, kurds and slavs got along.
            It may have been an uneasy peace but it was a peace until it was pieces.
            yes?

      • malthuss March 17, 2019 at 12:33 am #

        5 CHURCHES THERE..IN A SHITTY OF 5 MILLION.
        Well shit, gaw dammm.

    • CancelMyCard March 16, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

      “I believe the attack was real.

      What I don’t understand why are there Mosques in a city called Christchurch?”

      _______________________________________________________

      1) I also believe the attack was real. Not a false flag. Executed by a REAL psychopath.

      2) What does the name of the city have to do with what religious structures are built there?

      If any of you are paying attention,

      and, by the look of it here, there’s a high representative sample of those that do,

      Do you ask yourself every day, if all the stuff that drops through your perceptual barriers,

      qualifies as

      reality

      or

      surreality?

      And when you’ve figured that out,

      please let us all here know.

      Thanks in advance.

      • BackRowHeckler March 16, 2019 at 8:39 pm #

        CMC, I like that freeform style poetry.

        Are you Lawrence Ferlinghetti?

        Brh

        • CancelMyCard March 17, 2019 at 12:04 am #

          No.

          But I wish I was as good.

          • malthuss March 17, 2019 at 10:59 am #

            2 kinds of FF.
            One, The Unabomber style, where an MKukltra victim kills.
            Two, where there was no attack, just a media dis information campaign.

  58. BackRowHeckler March 16, 2019 at 7:45 pm #

    Just as an aside how many churches are there in Saudi Arabia. I think the answer is none.

    • malthuss March 17, 2019 at 12:37 am #

      she is good with the rhetoric.
      and fast with the come back.

      gotta hand it to the slippery old gal.

  59. “The money is not there to perform any of the miracles of redistribution promised by AOC and Bernie Sanders — unless the Federal Reserve is coerced into printing a whole lot more money out of thin air, in which case the consequence will be that everybody gets to have a lot of worthless money that has lost its value.”

    You know, after calculating that a UBI for 40 million SNAP participants would amount to just $384 billion of a $3.8 trillion federal budget, I can’t say I agree.

    A government with a $3.8 trillion budget can find $384 billion in the seat cushions- if it wants to.

    If Trump wants a second term he could easily seize the day here.

    Will he?

    • BackRowHeckler March 16, 2019 at 10:39 pm #

      No. He’s not giving away free sh-t to illegals and grifters.

      In fact, he’ s about to issue an order disallowing immigrants — legal and illegal — from accessing public funds. In other words you will no longer to show up here and unmediately apply for welfare. Go on the dole in your own country, not here.

      That’s what he’s saying, and why he’ll be relected in 2020.

      Brh

      • Wha? No, we ordered that in 2016.

        The powers of the Executive Branch already proscribe these things: enforcing the law, being responsible for the welfare of foreign nationals, and passing laws regarding immigration.

        This is for 2020. To win 2020 he has to answer the UBI challenge which is a swing-vote winner.

  60. FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2019 at 10:54 pm #

    Chronology of the development of the Western mentality

    First of all, I want to draw your attention that I am a supporter of the “official” chronology, which was created not only by Scaliger, but also by the work of many generations of scientists from Polybius to Klyuchevsky, since the works of Scaliger were based on the works of Byzantine scientists and were in a sense their compilation.

    And I do not claim that I have discovered some esoteric knowledge, or that I discovered mistakes in Tatishchev or Lord Acton – the author of the modern periodization of history into Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the New and the Modern history.

    Moreover, I consider this history to be the greatest asset necessary for the salvation of mankind, and all sorts of conspiracy theories as ideological sabotage of the World Projects or, if you prefer, Freemasons who are disillusioned with historical science because the classic history, due to the internal logic of its development, began to talk about Christ, who is known as the Truth.

    Similarly, physics, for a long time, by virtue of the conservation laws, was telling about the “superfluity of the God hypothesis” and the eternity of matter, due to the internal logic of its development, came to the dependence of the observed from the observer in quantum mechanics and “creatio ex nihilo” in the Friedmann’s cosmological model.

    Therefore, if you have the impression that I am radically moving away from the “official” historical science, this is not due to the fact that I am changing the chronology or opening some new events, but because I am throwing out the completely impudent lies of various Goebbels of the Fourth Crusade understood in the broad sense of the word.

    In addition, I put a question mark next to the interpretations of well-known historical events built on the principle of “not a Lodge (by preconceived design), but by a general human stupidity”.

    For example, it seems obvious to me, contrary to tradition, that Saxo Grammaticus, the official historian of the anti-Slavic Crusade, whose father and grandfather served one of the most cruel crusaders, King Valdemar I and he himself served to the main mastermind and organizer of the genocide of Orthodox Slavs on the island of Rügen, Bishop Absalon, was somewhat biased in describing the reasons for this campaign and the chronicles of Helmgold or Vidukind Corvey deserve greater confidence in the questions of the Christianization of the peoples of Northern Europe.

    And one can only be surprised at the touching unity in this matter of the Westerners of Chhartshvili, who for a small dime are disfiguring Russian Wikipedia, with the Russian Rodnovers, who propagandize Svyatovit’s pagan idol for free, without worrying that Saint Vitus was transformed by Saxo Grammaticus into Savytovit precisely in order to justify Voldemar I’s crusade and the genocide of Slavs on the island of Rügen.

    But why be surprised if the same goal was subject of Hegel’s historiosophy, according to which the Prussian Monarchy, built on the bones of Orthodox Prussians exterminated by the Teutonic Order, should have become an ideal state where all contradictions were removed.

    Of course, World Colored Projects go back centuries not only to Carthage from the time of the Punic Wars, but also to the Sinai Peninsula from the time of Moses. They existed for a rather long time in a non-articulated form as a religions and sects, but the beginning of the articulation of these pseudo-religions as development projects for entire mankind should be attributed to:

    1. Red World Project – 1337, when Arnold of Brescia under the influence of his teacher Pierre Abelard began to preach a return to the original Christianity

    2. Black World Project – 1147, Reichstag in Frankfurt, proclaiming the anti-Slavic crusade

    3. White World Project – Closest to Orthodoxy – May 9, 1154, the beginning of sermons by Archbishop William of York after his return to England

    But the final world projects were formulated in the course of the War of the Roses, which began in the garden of Templar headquarters in London on May 22, 1455.

    upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d4/Plucking_the_Red_and_White_Roses%2C_by_Henry_Payne.jpg

    Dualism won in Western Europe on October 7, 1303, when either Sharr Colonna, or the keeper of the French state seal, Guillaume de Nogaret, whose grandfather was convicted and burned alive as a heretic during the Albigensian Crusade, slapped Pope Boniface VIII on the face without removing his fighting glove, from which the Pope soon died, and Guillaume de Nogaret, with the connivance of the next Pope, began preparations for the process of the Templars and for the execution of Jacques de Molay.

    The Roman Church became an anti-Christian force on February 14, 1130, when 16 cardinals led by Hymerik chose Gregorio Papareschi as a new pope under the name of Innocent II.

    According to Albert Mackey, the Freemasons as a corporation, a trade union and a system of secret knowledge were formed in 1275 at a family meeting of the builders of the Strasbourg Cathedral on the initiative of the head of the family – a female stonemason Sabina von Steinbach.

    It is hard not to notice that the Fourth Crusade is a whole era, which is most directly connected with the era of spiritual and knightly orders, the distinctive feature of which was the desire of monks to become soldiers, and soldiers to become monks and bear Christ at the tip of a spear. The beginning of this era was laid by the creation of the Order of the Templars in 1119 (10 years before that several other orders had been created, but they clearly did not have such a desire)

    As a result of the collapse of the Fourth Crusade, the era of knightly orders began with the creation of the Order of the Garter in 1348, and the era of freemasons began when the stonecutters began to unite with knightly orders, most of which are connected with Orthodox shrines looted by Crusaders in Constantinople.

  61. K-Dog March 17, 2019 at 2:24 am #

    You all will have splainin to do!

  62. PeteAtomic March 17, 2019 at 9:19 am