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Back in the day, LSD trips were mostly a matter of personal choice. Today, though, all you have to do is wake up somewhere between Montauk and the Farallon Islands and your senses are overwhelmed with hallucinations. The public used to depend on newspapers and TV networks to suss out reality, but that filter is long gone, replaced by a relentless “narrative” machine, and all it does is spin out one technicolor whopper after another.

The trouble is: narrative is not the truth. Generally, it’s the opposite of the truth. It’s manufactured counter-truth. The more narrative you spin, the faster you must spin off new supporting narrative to conceal the untruth of your previous narrative — until the national hive mind is lit up in unreality where nothing makes sense and the very language that separates humanity from the rough beasts becomes a social poison. And is “Joe Biden” not the perfect gibbering epitome of this mess, a ghost in the narrative machine, beckoning us into chaos?

America is on a bad trip. The country has lost its way psychologically. Two things will be required to bring it out of the fugue state it tripped into five years ago: some significant shocks to the system and the passage of time. Those shocks are in the offing and the “Joe Biden” regime — meaning Barack Obama and his wing-people who run things — are looking more and more desperate as auguries manifest.

Their current tactical hustle is to amp up paranoia over the receding Covid-19 episode. It looks like an attempt to smokescreen the emerging evidence of massive and widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election, and the growing eagerness of a few other states besides Arizona to mount audits of what went on last November 3rd. The supposed surge in new Covid cases is really just a tiny blip, considering it comes off a baseline of close to zero cases in many places. 11,140 so far have died from Covid vaccinations, according to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). Last week 2,092 deaths from vaccinations were added versus 1,918 deaths from the virus. Countries with the highest vaccination rates are showing the most new Covid cases.

Yet, it’s looking like the idea is to set up the unvaxed for blame as “Joe Biden’s” legitimacy dissolves and the country finds itself in a political crisis because there’s nothing in the constitution that provides for removing a president elected fraudulently, even if the nation is crumbling around him. Vaccine disinformation is killing people, Mr. “B” warned last week. CBS 60-Minutes led its Sunday night show with more Covid scare stories. The message is everywhere that you must get vaxed-up, and, if you don’t, there may be severe penalties. Those likely to opt out of a vax are exactly those people who distrust what the government tells them, meaning probably people who did not vote for the current occupant of the White House. As it happens, though, the number of people who distrust government is expanding even beyond that demographic.

The regime must know that evidence of massive voting fraud and the loss of political legitimacy will coincide with a financial train wreck that looks to be chugging out of the station this very morning with all asset indexes tanking as I write. There are even fresh reports of an asteroid heading directly towards Washington DC this week. (So said Devin Nunes, ranking member on the House Intel Committee, over the weekend.) The asteroid is the long-rumored return from deep space of Special Prosecutor John Durham with some interesting announcements concerning the most poisonous narrative of this era: the RussiaGate collusion hoax finally revealed as a seditious conspiracy by high government officials in the Department of Justice and the Intel agencies. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mr. Obama and his wing-people turned up in that mix. Won’t that be a nice accessory to “Joe Biden’s” presidential flame-out? And won’t that be just the ripe moment for China to move against Taiwan? Lawkes a’mighty… feets don’t desert me now!

The turmoil could get pretty hairy by summer’s end. Money will be flooding the system with the predictable loss of money’s legitimacy, at the same time that a massive debt repudiation gets under way. Hyperinflation and debt default at the same time? Sounds improbable, I know, since the former means too much money and the latter means money is disappearing like crazy. What it really means is that everything gets repriced rapidly and violently, and not necessarily in US dollars. Banks will not like this one teensy weensy bit.

All this will certainly lead to a lot of people suddenly going hungry, because that’s how going hungry works — it only takes a couple of days of not eating. Goodness knows what will be happening in the streets then. These are the sort of shocks we’re facing. Things get very real, elbowing out the hallucinations. The long, strange trip sputters out. And then begins the long hard job of finding a way to live that actually makes sense. Hint: it’s smaller, slower, closer to home, and in many ways better.


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  1. hmuller July 19, 2021 at 10:14 am #

    “Last week 2,092 deaths from vaccinations were added versus 1,918 deaths from the virus” – JHK

    Wow. More people now dying from the vaccine than the Covid. And that’s just the official numbers they’ll admit to. 2,000 people per week and growing is a lot of people dropping dead from “the cure”.

    Eventually, even the fact checkers and social media “guardians of truth” won’t be able to cover this up.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 10:19 am #

      They will cover it up. They place blame for the poisoned dropping like flies on the unjabbed perculating variants.

      ——–

      RL, St EF – Are you dipshits watching? These are the predictions that I’ve been making here on CFN with nothing incorrect as God’s Word is fulfilled.

      • stelmosfire July 19, 2021 at 10:32 am #

        O. G. don’t drag me into your sewer. I may be a lot of things. But dipshit is not one of them. Take your Jesus bullshit somewhere else. Jesus was a good man. But still a man. I went through this crap with Vlad years ago.

      • amb July 19, 2021 at 11:03 am #

        O.G.
        Your “God’s Word” might be a narrative too. Ever think about that? Do you have any science on it? Documented evidence? Facts? Nope… all you have is “faith” and “belief”. Come down off your high horse and stop insulting people. Just that alone would make you a “holier” person.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 11:26 am #

          I am not dragging you into anything, St EF.

          You sniped me.

          You declared War against me.

          Jesus Christ of Nazareth was the Son of God while I never met this Vlad fella of which you speak.

          • messianicdruid July 19, 2021 at 12:32 pm #

            OG : when someone offers dung, bury it right their by you. Your soil will improve, metaphorically.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

            Thank you, MD. God bless you, sir!

          • stelmosfire July 19, 2021 at 1:27 pm #

            J.C. a man, Sniped? I think not. You have spoken with Satan? WTF did he say? I worked the bonebox for 33 years. I’ve seen the dregs of the dregs. You ain’t seen shit. Murder, mayhem, child abuse, you name it, I picked up a coupla’ heads. they’re heavy. No brag, just fact. Bite me . God is a vengeful prick.

          • amb July 19, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

            You never met Jesus Christ of Nazareth was the Son of God either.

        • mumbai July 20, 2021 at 7:39 am #

          Was if Samuel Clemens who wrote “Faith is what is needed to (pretend to) believe something which you know to be untrue.”?
          When will religion be recognised as clutching for Nanny from humanity’s infancy?

          • pranah July 20, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

            Yes. “Faith is believing what you know ain’t so.” — Samuel Clemens

          • Anthea July 21, 2021 at 12:01 am #

            The word “faith” is usually used in that sense, and I am all too familiar with Christian whose belief system consists almost entirely of the idea that, if they are very, very good–and say the magic words–God will make sure they are spared any suffering.

            I personally define “faith” in its religious sense to mean “fidelity”–in the sense of a high-fidelity recording. You and I are God in the microcosm, and God is our highest and truest self. Are we “high fidelity”–“faithful”–representations of this truest self? That is God-men?

      • oroyrodajes July 19, 2021 at 3:33 pm #

        I’m vaxxed, but do not trust the goobermint. We got vaxxed because we want to travel, perhaps the last time (if JHK is right is right about the nightmare ahead).

        Of course they’ll cover up inconvenient facts re the vax. And blame the usual suspects.

    • abbybwood July 19, 2021 at 1:05 pm #

      What must be making the Biden puppet masters’ heads spin this morning is the study recently released by MIT saying that the “vaccine hesitant” are “highly informed, scientifically literate and sophisticated”:

      https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/07/17/mit-study-vaccine-hesitancy-is-highly-informed-scientifically-literate-and-sophisticated-n1462591

      So, there is your “control group”.

      Expect MIT to be cancelled forthwith.

      • ThorsHammer July 19, 2021 at 2:30 pm #

        Abby

        “Expect MIT to be cancelled forthwith.” Love it!

        For those of us who think that Truth can be discovered, or at least approached by the use of the scientific method and open fact-based discourse we should be thankful for the current state of propaganda. By assuming that all information supported by censorship is a lie we have a good basis for starting to uncover the truth.

        Start with everything the Government, Big Pharma medical totalitarianism, The spook agencies in charge of manufacturing consent, and the Malignant Overlord censors from silicon valley, and distrust every thing they say. Consider it to be a lie unless proven otherwise.

      • Night Owl July 19, 2021 at 3:12 pm #

        Heh.

      • Unperson37854 July 19, 2021 at 5:22 pm #

        Here’s the problem with the MIT article, it tries ti MIT-splain how both camps can be correct in the thought processes and arguments they use, even if one of them is “wrong”, and then reveals that it thinks the hesitant are wrong making claims that rely on believing some unknowns presented as truths.

        Another institution did a similar article a few weeks ago. Cited the vaccine hesitant as more informed, even though they’re “wrong”, and that’s a “problem” (was the gist of the story).

        Perhaps the MIT article author is getting close to opening their mind – they’re close and they’re in those last throw of denial and trying to explain-away/carry water for a reality they can’t reconcile with the narrative-reality they’re fed every day – I’ve been there, for me it still took a watershed moment to break me out of the trance and see through all the BS.

        Of course, on the flip side, this could be the MIT authors attempt at “reaching” the hesitant via the persuasion tactic of “listening” and flattery.

        • Amman July 19, 2021 at 6:03 pm #

          You are describing basically another mindfuck attempt. The issue with the vax is settled for many.

          • MaryQueen July 22, 2021 at 9:52 am #

            All mindfucks, all day, every day. Yep. That’s how they wear us down.

          • Amman July 22, 2021 at 5:05 pm #

            @MQueen Foreknowledge is fortitude? Or Permanent Immunity?

        • Ricechex July 20, 2021 at 2:36 am #

          Fully agree. As I started reading the article, I thought, “weird, this does not make any sense, why would they say nice things about the unvaccinated?” Yup! Another manipulation!!

          The one minute management technique!

      • Amman July 19, 2021 at 6:01 pm #

        What does this article turn most CFN people here into not to mention the Author? Food for thought ; )

    • Bilejones@hotmail.com July 19, 2021 at 1:41 pm #

      And they achieve that despite using higher cycles of PCR tests on the unvaxxed than the vaxxed,

      https://thecoloradoherald.com/2021/cdc-pcr-tests-to-be-run-at-higher-cycle-counts-for-unvaxxed-vs-vaxxed-ensuring-positive-tests-for-unvaxxed-and-negative-for-vaxxed-2/

      – may take a while to get through to that site, I suspect DDR attacks.

      In Scotland, the vaxxed are dropping like flies.

      https://dailyexpose.co.uk/2021/07/18/5522-people-have-died-within-28-days-of-having-a-covid-19-vaccine-in-scotland-according-to-public-health-scotland/

      If you read read the whole piece you’ll see that only 596 died of just covid in ten months.

      ““The answer to your question is 596 deaths involving COVID-19 has been registered where there was no pre-existing medical condition between March 2020 and January 2021”

    • ThorsHammer July 19, 2021 at 2:47 pm #

      hmuller

      The official numbers from VAERS are exploding off the charts day by day and now exceed the numbers of daily deaths directly from COVID. But discussions based on VAERS alone serve to disguise the severity of the problem.

      A few years back Harvard University did a meta-study of under-reporting in voluntary reporting systems. They concluded that the under-reporting was as high as 100 to 1. Any logical estimate as to the number of deaths associated with the fake vaccines would place the death total closer to 50,000— or five times as high as from COVID itself.

      Step right up all you unpatriotic hesitant sheep. Your masters need a control portal installed forthwith.

      • hmuller July 19, 2021 at 3:31 pm #

        Clif High (exiled to Bitchute) has been claiming the vaccine was a deliberate effort at a mass culling of humanity. That’s tin-foil hat thinking today. It may be undeniable fact tomorrow. We’ll see.

        I seems to me the campaign to vaccinate the unwilling is reaching hysteria proportions. Look at the restrictions announced in France. The unvaxed are now prisoners in their homes. The next step is strap them down and force the vaccine.

        • Unperson37854 July 19, 2021 at 5:34 pm #

          Many in the independent community have noticed the break-neck speed at which the real “misinformation” has been ramped up the last couple weeks.

          The election fraud may have something to do with it, but I think we may be dealing with the efforts of garden-variety hysteria-based extremist ideology bearing its fruits. The shit makes its own gravy at this point.

          You have the “experts” on tv, no more experts than the ones they don’t allow on tv, throwing the essence of their disciplines out the window, unwilling to entertain inconvenient data or apply the scientific method evenly, trading it all for tribalism trumping intellect. Allowing their ego to be exploited. And these, the weaker of the two sets of experts, are the ones who get to declare what is reality, in the face of reality, because they don’t serve the truth, they serve a narrative and belief-system they’ve bought into.

          Heck, I wouldn’t even doubt that there’s no mass-culling intent going on, but just reckless money-making at hand with the unfortunate side-effect of culling – might as well not let a crisis go to waste and cover up the vaccine deaths and use the vaccine-spreaders as a means to blame the unvaccinated and get more people vaccinated. $$$$$$$ this might be all the motive you need.

          • bluedog July 19, 2021 at 6:03 pm #

            Hmm and just what is this election fraud crap for the elections have always held fraud, Fla. In 2000 Ohio in 2004 and many before that, Trump was the chosen one he was put in there as the great divider, and he did his work well, four years of nothing but taking care of the 1%, billions in tax cuts 2 trillion in Wall Street to protect the wealth of the 1% was what he was put in there for.

            And just what do you think will happen if they do find fraud 5 years down the road when it’s all in the dust bin of history

            As the man said, “A people that elect politicians imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims…but accomplices.

          • Justin July 20, 2021 at 4:13 pm #

            Yes, it’s hard not to notice the breakneck speed that the administration misinformation is being increased.
            It makes those already suspicious and untrusting, even more suspicious and untrusting.
            The more they lie, bribe, mandate, manipulate the case numbers, falsify causes of deaths and trespass door to door to force or persuade people to get the shots, the more people will be suspicious and untrusting.
            If there were a real pandemic, which there isn’t, and if there were vaccines that really did prevent it, which there isn’t, there would be no need for lies, bribes, mandates, manipulated case numbers, falsified causes of deaths and door to door trespassing. Not to mention breaking their own HIPPA regs on medical privacy.
            The above was more than enough to make me highly suspicious and untrusting. Aside from the origin of the virus, and how or why it was released.

        • Amman July 19, 2021 at 6:05 pm #

          Link?

          • bluedog July 20, 2021 at 12:37 pm #

            Link? The link is common sense, which is in very short supply today as people let others do their thinking for them.

          • Amman July 20, 2021 at 7:11 pm #

            I asked for a link to the statement “hundreds of thousands have been injured” by the vax as this is a fact I have not found/read anywhere.

        • abbybwood July 19, 2021 at 7:04 pm #

          I was out to lunch today in Manhattan Beach and one of the many T.V.’s happened to be a Spanish language channel.

          I caught what was obviously a Spanish language State of California propaganda piece showing teenage Latinos getting the jabs then hugging their friends. Over and over and over.

          “Get the jab equals safe closeness and normality”.

          Brought to you by Gates, Biden, Warden Newsom and the DNC.

        • bigcollapso July 21, 2021 at 3:34 pm #

          Dr Richard Fleming has a long (1:40) presentation that is a must see. He says that the spike protein delivers a prion disease like mad cow.
          https://www.flemingmethod.com/

    • GoldenRoad July 20, 2021 at 11:53 am #

      Not true. VAERS data is self reported and can lag. The other thing about VAERS data is they all are not even close to dying because they got the vaccine. It just means they died sometime after they got the vaccine from anything. That means an octogenarian could have died from a heart attack blissfully pounding one his many courtesans in the nursing home. He may have had the vaccine 3 months before his rapture. His healthcare professional reports the incident to VAERS. When one talks about false narratives and bending facts to fit them, JHK is just a culpable.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 21, 2021 at 8:46 am #

        When one talks about false narratives and bending facts to fit them, JHK is just a culpable.

        Yes, you’re right. If people would all just believe the one narrative on TV, then everything would work out properly. Because they are right (always!), and anyone choosing to critically think amd point out obvious inconsistencies is now responsible for the evils of the world..

    • abbybwood July 20, 2021 at 4:06 pm #

      Here it comes. The DHS plan to quarantine rural communities:

      https://www.americanpartisan.org/2021/07/ussa-news-dhs-training-course-prepare-for-mass-public-quarantine-of-unvaccinated-rural-americans

      Translation: How to punish Trump voters. Oh, and make sure they can’t vote (or have their votes fairly counted)?

  2. O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 10:15 am #

    What a long, strange trip it’s been

    Brilliant article, Mr K!

    Thanks for putting it all together like that.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 19, 2021 at 10:18 am #

      It was very well done, wasn’t it?

      • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 10:33 am #

        He tied it all together in a bow.

        I thought that they would give us a Summer of Peace. It turned out that I was Wrong for a Good reason:

        More people figured out their bull shit than they thought would.

        There are tons of people not going back for 2nd dose of poison. In Canada, for example, Just under 80% of people 13+ are jabbed but only 48.8% are double-jabbed (J&J was not deployed here – AZ & Pfizer are the Canadian poisons).

        Creepy Old Joe – slurring worse than me after a bottle & half of Jack – says that Facebook is “killing people.” Helicopter throttled, stiff-legged corpse zombies to obviously staged reporter question. ABC included subtitles like the cadaver was speaking Swahili.

        For who? Who is buying that shit anymore?

        RL. That’s who. RL & TS. “Those bumbling loveable knuckleheads in Washington sure mess things up in their efforts to provide we, the people, with Good governance … but they wuv me.”

    • ThorsHammer July 19, 2021 at 3:52 pm #

      O.G.

      The annual death toll from Fentanyl overdoses is approaching 100,000 –far higher from non-comorbidity COVID19.

      Some states are reporting 5X increase in child suicides.

      Marijuana is not longer a hippy family farm crop, but with legalization has become the property of the Sinola Cartel and Big Tobacco.

      A long strange trip indeed for the trip down the Acid Highway and the search for Enlightenment.

      • a kullervo July 19, 2021 at 5:06 pm #

        A long strange trip indeed for the trip down the Acid Highway and the search for Enlightenment.

        Nice comment.

        Civilization’s state of affairs = A centuries-old piling up of lies + A steady diet of psychoactives = The hallucination engine

        Reality has not only become optional, it is now the monster lurking under mankind’s bed, ready to devour it as soon as anyone dares to take a peek.

        Annihilation or transcendence; to become nothing or to understand it all. What else can a man aspire to? But alas, any of those will only come to pass when a man proves himself to be worthy of it.

      • Amman July 19, 2021 at 6:10 pm #

        So the cartel turns a few staff into civilian businessmen and they just run the show in peace?

      • ThorsHammer July 20, 2021 at 4:30 pm #

        “far higher than from non-comorbidity COVID19”

    • Amman July 19, 2021 at 6:07 pm #

      It’s a great work. A LOT in there.

  3. Beryl of Oyl July 19, 2021 at 10:17 am #

    Good morning.

    I’m trying to figure out how they are going to reconcile that they have been telling us we all need to get the vaccine or we are selfish killers, with the fact that due to the vaccine failures they are going back to “it wasn’t meant to keep you from getting COVID, only to lessen your chances of getting seriously ill or dying from it”.

    We knew that about the vaccines from the start, but the facts didn’t fit with forcing people to take the shot, so they started implying that’s what the vaxx would do, stop you from getting the virus.

    People lining up for the vaccine really believed they were helping eradicate a dangerous disease, as with polio.

    My guess is they just won’t say anything, they will keep the lies going about your responsibility to get vaccinated.

    • abbybwood July 19, 2021 at 1:11 pm #

      And people thought they would be able to ditch the masks.

      With the mask mandate back in most California counties now we are being told both vaccinated and unvaccinated need to mask up (inside).

      Which means all the jadrools will be back in their cars, alone, with masks, shields and gloves.

      • ThorsHammer July 20, 2021 at 5:02 pm #

        Abby

        Surgical style masks serve no medical function against virus-size particles like COVID. Anybody who cared to look has known that since mid-summer of 2020. And that includes Dr. Faschi. and all the Leaders of the western world.

        So what is their purpose?

        #1—- They act a a comfort blanky to enable wearers to believe they are doing something to save themselves from Pandemicius Horribellicus.

        #2—Their continual presence is a reminder that you are not really free, much like a dog on a tether that never can reach the cat taunting him from the fence top.

        #3 — Masks (AKA muzzles) are a branding system signifying that compliant wearers will accept almost any demand from totalitarianism, however irrational or illogical’. Like the “election” of 2020 in the US. or year-long rolling lock-downs. Functionally they are similar to branding with the swastika on the forehead of subservient races.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 21, 2021 at 9:11 am #

          Pandemicius Horribellicus.

          Very Wile E. Coyote…

    • Night Owl July 19, 2021 at 3:17 pm #

      They will continue to go back and forth on their public announcements. The game is psychological and the tactics being used make no sense by design.

      The end goal is to simply wear people down.

      I would not be surprised to hear the concept of wearing 3-4 masks being discussed again.

      The end goal is a shot in every arm, which the WEF minions like Lena Wen have stated on multiple occasions.

      • Pete July 19, 2021 at 4:46 pm #

        Night Owl,

        I would say that a shot in every arm is an objective on the way to the goal. The goal is unstated.

        And yes, the massive amount of confusion, as a result is intentional, if for no other reason than to obfuscate that goal. And that draws out the full spectrum of opinions and voices, further obfuscating the goal, and it spirals like that, until we don’t even know what the question was. Which is…

        What is the goal?

        • Unperson37854 July 19, 2021 at 5:50 pm #

          For the record, I think you’re both right, but could this be nothing more than the organic manifestation of human nature cycles at work?

          In ancient times perhaps, getting to this point in the cycle might’ve been easier, happened more often, because you could better “control” and motivate smaller masses of people to compliance or war for instance – fast forward to today, and you have the perfect storm of the information age that could both liberate and condemn us to repeat these cycles on an accelerated path on a scale never seen before.

          Right now, you have more than half the information-consuming world living a delusion. Living in irrational fear. A controlled mass-hysteria if you will. Seemingly only a few very short steps from total chaos, neighbor killing neighbor, governments jailing people for not injecting experimental drugs into their bodies and so on.

          • abbybwood July 19, 2021 at 7:11 pm #

            Saw today where one of the Jan. 6th trespassers got an eight month sentence.

            Compared to looters and rioters who torched buildings and were arrested then released to go back out and loot and riot more.

            As long as they were looting and rioting responsibly. I guess that is the new benchmark. Not Constitutional rights.

          • Pete July 20, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

            Human nature is a beast.

            Totally agree that control has always been a much sought after lever in our human experience. Leads me to a personal axiom; Any technology that can be used to control people, will be used to control people. The irony this go-around is that what was once a promise of universal communication and expression, has morphed into the actual suppression of that very promise. What is more, the likes of Google, Facebook and Twitter have brought a juvenile perspective to adult issues. I guess we all go to Columbine High School now.

            Delusional in their Virtual world, like me in this virtual world. I cannot deny that here, is a world where I have a decent expectation of being accepted. I frequently wonder if my leftist contemporaries believe me to be as insane as I believe them to be. I am not, unless I am.

            The day the trucks stop making the rounds at Shop-Rite is the day when that irrational fear will take those very few short steps you mention. But that’s really just one way this get’s started. There’s plenty of Lexington / Concord scenarios to go around.

            Waiting for Godot. I think he’s just around the corner…

        • Night Owl July 19, 2021 at 6:20 pm #

          Yes, the long-term goal is still a bit fuzzy for us schlubs, but if you read the writings of Schwab and the WEF Transhumanist crowd, a clearer picture emerges.

          These people are crazy, like most of history’s tyrants. And, unfortunately, it appears as though we are on a knife’s edge in terms of whether they will be able to force their will.

          Rainer Fuellmich of the Stiftung Corona Ausschuss stated recently that he is now certain that they are attempting a mass genocide.

        • ThorsHammer July 20, 2021 at 5:20 pm #

          Pete

          Have you ever spent a night in the hospital? The first thing the first year residents do is insert a needle into a vein with a couple of secondary valves on it so that they can draw blood or infuse medicines at will. Think of the fake mRNA “vaccines” as a similar procedure except they provide an access port to your natural immune system. The goal is universal inoculation, not because it provides lifelong protection against the CORVID virus like polio vaccines do against polio, but because it provides lifelong access to your RNA/DNA thru “necessary” booster shots every six months. And incidentally creates a revenue stream as wide as the Amazon river.

          • Pete July 21, 2021 at 8:53 am #

            I get it.

            It seems so anti-climatic to do all this for money.

            It’s insulting actually. I want a super-villain with a diabolical plot to unravel.

            I can get mugged down the street.

          • Q. Shtik July 21, 2021 at 12:30 pm #

            It seems so anti-climatic – Pete

            ===========

            anti-climactic

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 21, 2021 at 9:39 am #

          I would say that a shot in every arm is an objective on the way to the goal. The goal is unstated. […] What is the goal?

          Why, utopia, of course!

        • dr gonzo July 22, 2021 at 2:50 pm #

          crazy, innit?

          that way madness lies.

      • dr gonzo July 22, 2021 at 2:44 pm #

        this

    • Amman July 19, 2021 at 6:12 pm #

      Their narration is an attack on reality and it seems that reality somehow persists…

  4. BackRowHeckler July 19, 2021 at 10:18 am #

    Gasoline prices are increasing in this area, over $1 dollar per gallon more than last year at this time. My neighbor is put out by it. Yesterday he was going on about “the greedy oil companies”, “OPEC”, and “those shifty Arabs”, like it was 1973. When I suggested that the Biden administration is full of officials who actually invite higher energy prices in their campaign “to fight global warming”, he called me a crazy conspiracy theorist.

    Gasoline is one thing, but most people round these parts warm their houses in winter with No. 2 heating oil. If the price of that goes to over $4 per gallon, its going to be a problem.

    Brh

    • hmuller July 19, 2021 at 10:22 am #

      I hope your neighbor reaches the green goal of zero carbon emissions by sitting in his unheated house this winter. LOL

      • Hereward the Woke July 19, 2021 at 10:25 am #

        Hmuller: and also by wearing a mask and breathing back in his own C02 emissions.

      • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 11:27 am #

        Just hook the house up to the compost pile. Problem solved.

        • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

          With today’s houses, what compost pile?

          • messianicdruid July 19, 2021 at 12:37 pm #

            Washingtoncom.post should be buried.

          • abbybwood July 19, 2021 at 7:32 pm #

            I have read about sinking pipes down under houses (gopher depth?) and not necessarily “heating” the house but creating a tolerable 68 degree mean where some sweaters and a good fireplace will keep humans comfortable during winter?

            Obviously I need some schooling on this one. Anyone?

          • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 9:20 pm #

            Interesting. How many feet would that be?

            I was kidding based on a posting I saw at the Cambridge Food Co-op where some group was planning to do that. Not only stinking up the house, but conflating the temperature of a good compost pile (high) with the quantity of heat generated (far too little to heat even a small house).

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 21, 2021 at 9:35 am #

            Obviously I need some schooling on this one. Anyone?

            My inlaws have this warm-water system in their basement. Pretty slick. Provides a good base for heat coming from below, and then they can just supplement with the woodstove upstairs when it gets cold as balls.

            Hard part is you have to install the pipe-heating system before you lay the basement concrete, otherwise it’s massively cost-prohibitive to dig up foundation.

          • SpeedyBB July 21, 2021 at 11:15 pm #

            Abby woods,

            “Ondol” is the traditional Korean custom of heated floors – though modern construction may have modified or done away with it.

            In 2018 I visited a very gracious ranch-style home above Berkeley. It was a Vietnamese family so we removed our shoes upon entering.

            I could immediately feel the warmth rising from the concrete floor and it was quite pleasant.

        • stelmosfire July 19, 2021 at 1:32 pm #

          Vlad, me thinks me thane is where it be at.

          • Amman July 19, 2021 at 6:13 pm #

            Methane.

        • SpeedyBB July 21, 2021 at 11:18 pm #

          Abbybwood, I took care to spell your moniker correctly so Autocorrect “fixed” it for me.

      • abbybwood July 19, 2021 at 1:26 pm #

        And we can’t count on Hugo Chavez to furnish free heating oil to some in the Northeast anymore.0

        I lived in a pretty big house in CT in 2007 and it was major sticker shock when the guy came and topped it off the heating oil then handed me a bill for $500 and needed either cash or a check on the spot.

        • stelmosfire July 19, 2021 at 1:39 pm #

          500 ballons? What a bargon. Shit my tank is 275 gallons. In ’08 a fill up was $3.90 a gallon. Almost 1 G a fillup.

          https://tradingeconomics.com/commodity/heating-oil

        • ThorsHammer July 19, 2021 at 2:57 pm #

          Worked on a house for a middle class financial princeling in Jackson Hole a decade back. It had a 2,000 gallon diesel tank to supply the underground heating for the patio and driveway so the owner wouldn’t have to hire a Mexican to shovel snow. The system burned through a tank every month.

          But what is money good for if you can’t burn it?

        • hmuller July 19, 2021 at 3:09 pm #

          You can’t count on Hugo Chavez for much of anything. He died in 2013. The current leader of Venezuela is named Maduro.

          Years ago I read someone who claimed “Ceasar Chavez” was the Venezuelan leader. Ceasar Chavez was in fact a farm worker labor union organizer.who died in 1993.

          I guess all those Latinos just blend into one big wet backed persona for you white people. Thank God, we have mandatory CRT classes to set us straight. LOL

          • Jo-G July 19, 2021 at 3:23 pm #

            Cesar Chavez used to be the more famous UFW leader. Would resent being called a wet back. Even wikipedia says “Viewing illegal immigrants as a major source of strike-breakers, he also pushed a campaign against illegal immigration into the U.S.,…”

          • abbybwood July 19, 2021 at 7:41 pm #

            Oliver Stone did a very interesting documentary I think in 2011 about Hugo Chavez, Venezuela and other South American countries:

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg4ZdDiq0YM

            I know the difference between Hugo Chavez and Caesar Chavez.

    • Rodster July 19, 2021 at 10:24 am #

      Those are the type of people who deserve “well too damn bad, it sucks to be you”.

      “The dumbing down of America”
      -Pat Moynihan

      • Amman July 20, 2021 at 7:54 am #

        It confirms the stark power of “propaganda.” Hate the word.

    • hortonz July 19, 2021 at 11:17 am #

      The price of gas over here in southern Ontario was $1.35 a liter yesterday. My brother-in-law who worked across the border used to fill up in Michigan but now that the border’s closed he has to fill up his big SUV here. Even with the recent gas spike American gas prices are a bargain compared to the inflated prices Canadians are paying.

    • Kevvia Knack July 19, 2021 at 12:20 pm #

      Mobil station in West Hollywood (Beverly Hills adjacent) has premium above $6 a gallon. Might be that high at other select locations in LA

      • abbybwood July 19, 2021 at 8:33 pm #

        $4.80/gallon at Costco in Hawthorne, CA today.

        • Dr_Wellington_Yueh July 19, 2021 at 9:03 pm #

          $4.50/gl in Nortiridge, CA yesterday. Was as high as $4.90 before 4th. Took a trip end of June, and this was the trend:

          $4.80 Northridge
          $4.40 Mojave
          $4.90 Bishop
          $5.90 Bridgeport
          $4.52 Big Oak Flat

          Avoided the Big Valley on this trip, but it’s usually in line with Mojave and other rural-but-important areas.

    • ThorsHammer July 22, 2021 at 10:34 am #

      In spite of what I have written elsewhere, I’m a believer in masking when done properly. For example I encourage Dr. Fraudski to wear a minimum of 8 masks sufficient to prevent inhaling of oxygen and speaking in public.

      And 8 dollar gasoline serves a vital need as long as it is only used as a pre-cursor to break down raw coca leaves during the manufacture of cocaine instead of being wasted fueling SUV’s.

  5. Rodster July 19, 2021 at 10:22 am #

    So more people died from the “vaccine i.e. experimental cocktail drug than from Covid. That’s awesome. JHK, in the future I hope you could post a link for that so I can share it with those who have fallen for the vaccine and Covid hysteria.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 10:40 am #

      For Second Week in a Row: More COVID-19 Vaccination Deaths than COVID-19 Deaths in the US According to CDC and VAERS Websites
      JULY 18, 2021

      The VAERS website released its weekly numbers on Friday.
      There are now 11,140 reported deaths from the COVID vaccine in the United States.
      This is up from 9,125 reported deaths from the COVID-19 vaccinations total from last week.

      http://www.yourdestinationnow.com/2021/07/for-second-week-in-row-more-covid-19.html

      • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

        Define death from the Covid vaccine.

        Remember when everyone was saying that all the deaths were counted as Covid deaths and the number was phony, that Covid was a bad cold.

        Well, you are falling into the same trap with the vaccine. Are all these deaths from the vaccine or is everything just being counted as such. No real data exists. No data reduction, not even cause of death.

        A question, the number of vaccinations per week has hugely declined in the last two months. Why have the number of deaths skyrocketed? There is no data of shot versus death date to see if the number of later reactions have increased. Has there been a surge of actual Covid cases amongst vaxxed folks? Another real issue. What age groups are affected?

        In the words of Sgt. Schulz, “I know nothing, I know nothing”.

        • rainmaker July 19, 2021 at 12:44 pm #

          Hey JAZ – three weeks ago My hubby, his sister and I caught the Delta at the local summer festival here in our little MO town. A couple of days were flu-like, but mostly the symptoms were like having a hangover. We are all Un-Vaxxed, and we lived! For the record, my husband is 63 years old, his sister is 61, and I’m 59. None of us are fat people and none of us are are on any kind of meds for chronic illnesses, so I guess that we are uncommon kind of people for this era.

        • roccofire July 19, 2021 at 2:46 pm #

          Sgt Schulz, if I remember correctly was,” I see nothing, I hear nothing, I know nothing”. I did not know it at the time, but he was a philosopher. OH I hope Marty Mcfly can return to save us, or David Bowman.

          JHK excellent article, but I am wary of both the right and left when quoting stats, remember that fiesty guy Mark once said,” There are 3 kinds of lies, lies, dammed lies, and statistics.

          • Amman July 19, 2021 at 6:18 pm #

            One thing the stats can’t fake is the ring of truth.

        • Unperson37854 July 19, 2021 at 6:04 pm #

          JohnAZ, I agree, and in fact, when a recent study in the UK showed that the mortality rate from the Delta variant was exponentially higher than if you were unvaccinated, I noticed there were assumptions made, and of course an article came out that “debunked” the data.

          But ironically, while the “debunking” article did bring up some good points, it didn’t disprove the findings, only made you question even more why the smaller group of people catching the Delta (the vaccinated), were dying in much higher numbers?

          Part of the debunking cited that you couldn’t dismiss the vaccine, because in the study, more unvaccinated people caught the Delta variant, and that was “proof” that the vaccine works, and who knows how many people it protected would’ve died? Fair, but there’s zero proof that all study participants were equally exposed, so that’s just an assumption as well, and still doesn’t explain why more vaccinated people died. You could argue that it’s better that more people total get it via being unvaccinated if less people would die overall.

          Also, the debunker ironically decided to ask, we don’t know how old these people were, or their comorbidities (talking about the vaccinated that died). Oh, so these things only count when vaccinated people die, not the general public? You can’t cherry pick qualifiers to minimize causality in one instance, and maximize causality in the next.

        • ThorsHammer July 20, 2021 at 5:58 pm #

          Yohannon,<Woke, humller, and others..

          It's alright to display your anti-global warming prejudices but please do so by researching facts and sharing them with us instead of engaging in one line shark attacks.

          I personally have examined two zero-net-energy houses located in challenging climates and can verify that the concept is valid.

          The first is located in Cannon Beach Oregon on a coastal site that sees far more fog than sunlight. It stores its heat with a series of bore holes 100' deep into the granite rock underneath. and collects solar radiation in hot water and PV panels. International award winner. Architect: Nathan Goode

          ps The build cost for this 2400 sq ft home was about the same as a 2800 sq ft conventional code standard house .

          The second is the Rocky Mountain Institute house in a very cold location in Old Snowmass.Colorado. It is basically heated by the waste heat from the computers running for the students at the Institute. It has gone 12 days with nighttime temperatures down to -30 with bananas and oranges growing in the atrium and the minimum temperature never falling below 68f. Built 35 years ago at a cost PSF similar to other high end homes in the area.

        • ThorsHammer July 20, 2021 at 6:58 pm #

          JohnAZ

          You are absolutely right. Without a base of fact all statistics are just another form of lying.

          Deaths from the COVID virus? When the hospitals were paid a bounty for every death “associated” with COVID? When the flu was eradicated from the face of the earth by the simple action of re-naming it the Horribellus Virus? When Death by Harley no longer involved a Hog? And when “cases” were defined as anyone who tested positive on a test that was never intended for diagnosis and yields up to 96% false positives?

          ‘Has there been a surge of actual Covid cases among vaxed folks?'”

          Who knows since the CDC instructed doctors to stop testing “vaxed folks” to the same standard as un-vaxed Delusionals since everyone knows that the fully vaxed are immune.

          So the voluntary reporting system VAERS reports an exponentially rising count of deaths among the “fully vaccinated? Does that include false diagnoses? Of course.

          Consider the social context:

          1- Studies of other voluntary reporting systems show drastic undercounting of up to 100-1.

          2- Who benefits by reporting vaccine associated deaths?

          Doctors or hospitals?
          a) Actually filing a adverse reaction report is time consuming and somewhat onerous (Approximately 1/2 hr. of unpaid time..
          b) Most doctors work within the organizational structure of a large hospital or medical care system. Wasting time and losing billable hours filling out a report that reflects poorly on your employer or their contacts in Pharma may result in censure or being fired.

          3- If you are trained as a MD it is hard to conclude that symptoms in a patient are the result of a medicine you recommended or have taken yourself. Especially when your main source of up-to-date technical information is your drug salesman.

          Are the “fully vaccinated” dying from having received the non-vaccines? Almost certainly. How frequently? Logic says that it is some multiple of the incomplete VAERS reported incidences. ie +-30.000-50,000 Certainly not worthy of ostrich-like behavior!

          • Pat Ormsby July 21, 2021 at 8:48 am #

            Prior to this year, I’ve known two people who suffered severe reactions from flu vaccines 45 and 40 years ago, one wheelchair bound for decades, the other on a respirator for months, and I was unusual in knowing that many. This year so far, one relative and one friend in their 60s had high fevers but recovered, there was one sudden onset of a fatal heart condition in a physically fit older relative, and oddly enough, two lawyers of personal friends in the US, who were involved in litigation against 5G, suffered fatal reactions after receiving the jab. I guess that’s a coincidence, though.
            The latest statistics I’ve heard from Japan were some 350 fatalities, but I don’t have any references. A doctor’s group is suing to halt the vaccination campaign, which Japan appears to have initiated under economic pressure. Since mass vaccination began about a month ago, they’ve had a major spike in cases that appears on the verge of dwarfing the 2500 daily peak in Tokyo that occurred during the New Year’s holidays, despite the fourth declaration of an emergency ten days ago. With the Olympics about to start, it is very easy for them to focus on the handful of athletes entering the country who turn up positive and blame the surge on that. I don’t think “It’s surging because not everybody is getting the vaccine” would fly here somehow. But after a couple weeks of more subdued wheedling for vaccination, I see the TV trying to ramp up the pressure again somehow in a sort of mealy-mouthed manner. I guess they’ve been told by the WEF agendaists to get their act together.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 21, 2021 at 9:41 am #

          JAZ – Define death from the Covid vaccine.

          Define death from the Covid virus.

          • Redneck Liberal July 23, 2021 at 3:43 am #

            You first, Mr. Mango!

      • cowbell81 July 19, 2021 at 4:48 pm #

        Lol, cannot help but laugh about the tautological arguments and shaky math they use in this article!!!

        https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-upside-down-reality-many-unvaccinated-people-are-living-in/ar-AAMjRg4?ocid=msedgntp

        • oswegatchie July 19, 2021 at 5:05 pm #

          Says the Surgeon General, HA!
          According to Fauci, HA! HA!
          Well, according to my garbage man, Anthony, who owns a bunch of shares of Moderna stock………………… HA! HA! HA!

  6. tractorguy July 19, 2021 at 10:22 am #

    Do you have a link for the covid deaths vs. vaccination deaths info? I’m trying to find it on-line but the search engines aren’t cooperating (no surprise there).

    Tractorguy

    • lateStarter July 19, 2021 at 10:35 am #

      Automatic Earth had a link up earlier to some site where the guy had graphed it out. Numbers are available, but they (CDC/VAERS) don’t make it obvious for the average person.

    • brb July 19, 2021 at 10:43 am #

      The Gateway Pundit (via theautomaticearth.com) has an article up about the recent death comparison of covid & the vaccines in the USA:

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/second-week-row-covid-19-vaccination-deaths-covid-19-deaths-us-according-cdc-vaers-websites/

      As I understand it, the VAERS system is weeks if not months behind given that they’ve been overwhelmed so these numbers might get very interesting soon.

      TheAutomaticEarth.com is a good source for daily virus info (amongst other things):
      https://www.theautomaticearth.com/

      And on a weekly schedule, I’ve been rather impressed with Del Bigtree’s TheHighwire.com which has had numerous interviews with expert scientists and doctors on their podcast show.
      https://thehighwire.com/

    • elysianfield July 19, 2021 at 11:43 am #

      “Do you have a link for the covid deaths vs. vaccination deaths info?”

      tractorguy,
      Why go to the trouble? Who are you going to believe? Why?

      When the issue is as intensely politicized as it currently is?

      Pick a “truth” that supports your narrative.

      Who knows?

      • beantownbill. July 19, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

        That’s exactly correct, EF. The only “real science” is evidence-based (using evidence to to prove your point). The problem is, in this current world of pervasive grift, it requires a lot of research to determine the quality of the evidence presented. Just saying a person is qualified isn’t enough. You have to dig in and see if the person has real credentials.

        For example, someone may be called Dr— . But just because the person is really a doctor doesn’t mean they have expertise in the subject matter. There’s one case (of many similar) where a PHD psychiatrist wrote articles about covid. What qualifications do they have in virology? They are using their title (Dr.) to state an opinion. Just because someone posts a lot of articles and has a wide following doesn’t mean they have done acceptable scientifically-based research on the subject.

        • Night Owl July 19, 2021 at 3:09 pm #

          Post the article(s) in question so we can see what the focus was in the Covid context. There are quite a few mental health professionals writing about Covid and the psychological aspects of the hoax.

          Given your previous posts in this area, and inability to understand even the basics of many of the issues critics discuss with regard to the Covid Hoax, I am sure a look at the materials you reference would be most interesting to investigate.

        • JTinMD July 19, 2021 at 4:54 pm #

          Chris Martenson at Peak Prosperity is my go to for Covid straight skinny. PHD in pathology. He’s been spot on regarding analysis of numbers, and what the real deal is with most things Covid.

    • Amman July 19, 2021 at 6:19 pm #

      Its posted up in the comments earlier.

  7. Hereward the Woke July 19, 2021 at 10:24 am #

    Great post, Jim. Your final sentence about ending up living smaller and closer to home was quite ironic because that’s exactly what psychopaths like Gates and Schwab want. But it might not quite be the “owning nothing and being happier” that they imagine. I look forward to the day when the government and all its corrupt pols are asking, “Hey, I wonder what the People are up to these days?”

    • Night Owl July 19, 2021 at 3:04 pm #

      I only see scale is being comparable. They want you to have less, but they also want to control what you consume and what you can do.

      The model Jim speaks of is very much how things are already in many parts of Europe — particularly outside of the big cities. Local supply chains never really died here.

      The centralization of the food supply, transportation, etc., and authoritarian means of control such as medical tyranny with social credit scores are an entirely different ball of wax.

    • SpeedyBB July 22, 2021 at 12:04 am #

      HtW,

      This was my amused reaction when authorities everywhere perked up and started bellowing “Your government is here for you! We won’t abandon you!” whereas they were in fact revealing their own fear of being seen as irrelevant – and incompetent.

      Which does of course cut close to the truth.

  8. stelmosfire July 19, 2021 at 10:25 am #

    Hey Tucson, WTF, we’re shooting EMT’s now? I always said my bro’s should be gunned up. I was often on the scene before the coppers arrived.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/update-police-say-children-found-safe-after-deadly-shootings-house-fire-in-tucson/ar-AAMiFHz

    • Not_GeorgeT July 19, 2021 at 1:59 pm #

      Quite a few EMS agencies issue body armor. It’s not a new issue, more that it hasn’t made the “news”. Also, who wants to advertise they have body armor? Show and tell really isn’t the best safety plan. Keeping it quiet is a better plan. Said protection mostly stops handgun caliber, is somewhat bulky, and traps body heat. There is still a lot of potential for blunt trauma injury.

  9. SpeedyBB July 19, 2021 at 10:28 am #

    I have to confess I was not prepared for the volume of vitriol triggered by any questioning of the safety of the gene experiments. I unleashed some quite nasty and accusatory responses on the web from people I would otherwise have adjudged balanced and reasonable in considering such issues.

    Why so defensive? Will the house of cards blow away so easily?

    I am prepared to take my shot of Sinovac, a true vaccine (prepared from weakened viruses) as otherwise my Indonesian visa will not be renewed. The other stuff? The more I study the more alarming it gets.

    • Mostly Disagreeable July 19, 2021 at 10:36 am #

      The narrative of vaccine “safety” is firmly ensconsed but the narrative of efficacy is stumbling around like the villain in Wait Until Dark. They were simply not prepared for mounting evidence of vaccine failure.

      • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 10:47 am #

        I Believe that they are prepared. I Believe that they game-planned more thorpughly than an NFL Coaching Staff before a playoff game.

        If more sheeple would’ve got poisoned, they’d’ve given us our final “normal” Summer.

        Instead, they go full-tilt Delta and crank up the zombie hate for the hip in mid-July.

    • Amman July 19, 2021 at 6:26 pm #

      The original Sinovac was weakened or inactivated virus. I would take that before the Chinese go to ‘vector’ or ‘RNA’ vaccines – whatever those damned things are.

      • SpeedyBB July 22, 2021 at 9:28 am #

        Amman, the PRC is leaping onto the bandwagon with their own version of RNA experimental medication. Allows them to appear to be more modern.

        It would not surprise me to see them phasing out the infinitely more predictable [safer] Sinovac in favor of the snazzy and futuristic injection.

        I daresay reports of blot clots and even deaths won’t dissuade them. China has historically not been too concerned with injury to the citizenry. Forty million dead, mostly through starvation, during the Great Leap Forward. That history is conspicuously avoided in the popular narrative today.

        I managed after some terrific workarounds in Jakarta and West Java to get my first Sinovac shot today, to fulfill the requirements of my “Advisor” visa in Indonesia. I’ll get my second one 30 days from now and that’s it.

        Felt a bit sleepy and unsteady an hour after the shot, but two hours later I was riding my Trek mountain bike through heavy traffic. Don’t expect it will kill me but I’m starting to grow epicanthic folds in both eyes. They make me look cute.

        • Amman July 23, 2021 at 7:28 pm #

          Haha. Well, daresay or hearsay, It is a peculiar and established habit from the last century to hold a present generation as culpable for or inclined to repeat real and/or imagined crimes from the past – both of which do exist in the Great Leap forward. We can speculate all we like but I don’t think today’s China will injure its own citizens with a vaccine or hurt any other citizen from another country. All the evidence tells me is the whole vaccine thing is linked to greed, the reset and possibly eugenics. Maybe the Chinese are Eugenic-minded and deem the rest of the world ugly? Possible?

  10. John of Red Hook July 19, 2021 at 10:29 am #

    The number of deaths in the VAERS system must put in their geographic context, especially if you want to compare things in the U.S.

    As of July 9, 5378 of those deaths occurred in the USA or its territories, 5613 are listed as foreign and 1026 have an unknown geography. Yes, I know all these numbers are massive undercounts.

    This is, of course, a disaster practically beyond comprehension. But if you use the 11,140 number and compare it to other data that is for the U.S. only, you risk having the Vaccine Is Perfect crowd trying to debunk what you are saying, since the REAL number of deaths are half what you are claiming. Therefore, anything you say can be disregarded.

    • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 10:44 am #

      If you took the same quantity of unvaxxed folks, “a control group” with the same percentages of kidney, heart or lung disease, 160 million, I wound er how many deaths would occur in that group.

      This argument of vaxxed deaths is meaningless. Until a difference can be shown between vaxxed groups and real life groups, one to one in samples, the data means nothingdeaths.

      5600 vaxxed deaths, without a description of what they died from, on VAERs. What if the control group shows 3000 deaths?

      5600 – 3000 = 2600. Wouldn’t even be discussing it.

      And with the real vaxx deaths, maybe someone would be working on what the problems are instead of just ignoring things. Anti-vaxxers will not be able to stop vaxxing so maybe working on something constructive might be in order. Maybe curing the viral diseases.

      • Islander July 19, 2021 at 11:01 am #

        The problem is, I think, that there aren’t really any control groups. They haven’t done the phase 3 trials that would have produced solid data. They have not done the autopsies that would have pinpointed cause of death of those who died post-vax. They have not filled out the death certificates, called the Blue Form (cause-of-death section) correctly so that we would have reliable data to analyze and produce some meaningful statistics (after last year’s guidance that mandated ditching the heretofore clear instructions for filling out the immediate cause and contributary cause portions of the Blue Form).

        The problems with lack of data are evident in all efforts to try to come to grips with WTF is going on with any aspect of the covid op. And, it’s all politicized. Because it is not really about health.

        I highly recommend the medical bulletins I get from an English doctor, Sebastion Rushworth, who practices in Denmark (maybe Danish wife). This a.m. he just sent one about the gap between how trials are conducted. Very interesting.

        https://sebastianrushworth.com/2021/07/19/do-drug-trials-underestimate-side-effects/

        • Beryl of Oyl July 19, 2021 at 11:35 am #

          They destroyed the control groups deliberately.

          • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 11:58 am #

            Beryl

            They destroyed everything they could, no China data, no WHO data, no CDC or NIH data. VAERs is worthless. Every cure possibility was quashed, no effective preventive ideas were creates after Feb of last year. The only solution was some sort of vaccine that has many adverse effects and they too are being ignored.

            Why? Easy!!

            There are no other solutions except to try to suppress the disease. The Deep State knows it, the globalists know it. In a world used to having someone technical alleviate all problems, this disease is a real problem. When no solutions develop, politics takes over, Hence, here we are.

          • Hereward the Woke July 19, 2021 at 12:42 pm #

            Beryl, we, the unvaxxed, are the control group. So far, so good!

      • hmuller July 19, 2021 at 11:05 am #

        I think it highly unlikely that VAERS and the CDC would “doctor” the numbers to help the anti-vaxer case. But yes there are questions here.

        • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 11:50 am #

          My number one belief that this is geopolitical IS the lack of response to what has happened.

          Think about this, what has happened?

          Fauci, et al, came up with wash hands, separate and use masks, each with a small impact on the new case rate. It wasn’t until third quarter that the disease might be airborne and that none of the above had any effect. The vaxx panic started then, the PTB realized that only vaxx would stop airborne transmission.

          That is it. The only thing being held up for the latest non- surge is masks. Why? Because there is nothing else, nothing. I believe the vaxxed folks will suppress the current minute rise in cases, but it will now peak at small numbers and continue to decline as the non vaxxed people get the disease and become immune. Delta folks have far less intensity disease, and are younger as the vaxx concentrated in the elders. The impact will be minor.

          Unless you are in Wash. DC where the Covid is the end of the world.

      • John of Red Hook July 19, 2021 at 11:12 am #

        For anyone who might be taken in by this argument, VAERS shows a total of 75 deaths in 2021 and 24 deaths in 2021, for the U.S. and it’s territories, from ALL flu vaccines. The administration of flu vaccines should have a similar, if not older, age profile and is probably not a much smaller number of shots (certainly not a order of magnitude smaller).

        • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 11:38 am #

          How many patient, doctor connections report flu shot reactions? How many folks get the flu so bad they even report it to anyone?

          I had reactions to flu shots, mild ones, for forty years? So? Not a single report.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 19, 2021 at 11:19 am #

        Maybe quit suppressing the evidence that we have safe, effective treatment available right now?

        • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 11:39 am #

          A cure stops the political BS.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 19, 2021 at 11:51 am #

            It stops the cash flow too.

      • neurodoc July 19, 2021 at 11:51 am #

        I checked out some of the material you sent me; unfortunately with a lot of supposed ‘medical science’ these days, it is mainly ‘what i think material’ from self proclaimed medical authorities that have spent more time moving up the corporate medicine ladder, stabbing colleagues in the back, and stealing others’ research (think fauchi) than reading and studying. I wouldn’t bet my heath on anything such ‘authorities’ say. I could not find any adequately controlled research supporting the material in your packet to shed light on the issues we discussed. Typical nowadays.
        Thanks anyway.

      • draupnir July 19, 2021 at 1:17 pm #

        Thomas Renz has just today filed a lawsuit against the government, as he has whistleblower evidence that there have been over 45,000 deaths from the vaccine.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOMQE8IkUKU

        I don’t know how long this will remain on youtube, but it is already up on bitchute.

        • Redneck Liberal July 20, 2021 at 5:41 am #

          It’s still up. Some scary censorship going on right there, huh??? Not.

        • Redneck Liberal July 20, 2021 at 5:44 am #

          Your guy is a moron…

    • Amman July 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm #

      It’s just an attack by the propagandists on reality and sincere reasoning. How about Treatment? Treatment would be in normal times least 50 percent of the conversation in the face of this flu.

  11. Mostly Disagreeable July 19, 2021 at 10:30 am #

    I think this short video captures the whole Durham thing even better than him returning from deep space:

    https://twitter.com/fred035schultz/status/1415394376021331969

    • So many liars July 19, 2021 at 12:06 pm #

      Oh, that was CUTE! Haha!

    • Amman July 19, 2021 at 6:32 pm #

      Yes, that asteroid is swinging by earth never to return IMO.

  12. oilie July 19, 2021 at 10:31 am #

    Speaking of spin, it seems to me that the rumor that Durham is alive has finished its cycle.

    • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 10:45 am #

      Does anybody really know if Durham actually still exists? Is he sitting at home, with his charter removed?

      • hmuller July 19, 2021 at 11:08 am #

        Maybe Durham mind melded with “Q” and now they exist only in cyberspace.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 19, 2021 at 11:24 am #

          Anything is possible.

          Your higher-up government employees seem to be exempt from all employer/employee norms, as in the people who pay your salary are entitled to at least a little bit of information, such as “how’s it coming?” and “when do you expect to wrap things up?”.

          You can’t have served in his capacity as long as Durham has, without being able to give an estimate of those things.

          • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 11:34 am #

            The real deal is

            He who is in charge makes the rules. January 20, actually earlier thanks to Bill Barr, Durham disappeared, along with anything having to do with Hunter.

            He who has the gold, makes the rules.

            The real golden rule.

          • hmuller July 19, 2021 at 3:39 pm #

            When Durham finally hands in his homework, Biden will say “Thank you for your service, don’t let the door hit you in the ass, bye-bye”

            Then he’ll put the report in a drawer never to be seen again.

            It would be nice if crime led to punishment in our society. But C’mon man; is anyone still that naive?

    • Hereward the Woke July 19, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

      He’s alive in the sense that Jimmy Hoffa and Amelia Earhart are alive.

  13. Zoltar July 19, 2021 at 10:39 am #

    With benefit of having read Jim’s World Made by Hand quadrilogy, I am able to imagine life in The Long Emergency as “smaller, slower, closer to home, and in many ways better,” except for the the undeniable truth of Sartre’s observation that Hell is other people, and of Lenin’s assertion that every society is three meals away from chaos.

    When all of the hyper-elaborate systems and long supply chains break down, as they surely must, the result will be outright savagery until things have sorted themselves out in a Darwinian fashion.
    Those who think they’ve solved that conundrum by having a bug-out bunker in the mountains loaded with guns, ammo, and dried rations will find out that they are just easy targets for the locals
    .
    Population centers will surely settle into perpetually-disputed territories controlled by the warlords of the moment, separated by strips of urban No Man’s Land.

    How much longer before Musk gets that Utopia completed on Mars?

    • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 11:03 am #

      There are no answers. Every solution we hear from special interest groups is baloney.

      You mention cities. No solution. Supply lines already showing shortages. Zero solution populations becoming Dem gimme groups. Concentrated heat islands being a major source of AGM. Let’s see, if we converted all roads back to dirt, how much warming would decline? The greatest disappointment will happen when eliminating all gasoline does nothing to AGW. What has been getting bigger, mor global and moving North over the last 200 years? Cities and the heat islands they cause.

      JHK has prophesied that society will do nothing about Peak oil and global warming because it cannot. I agree with him. What happens will happen. What will the world look like? Take the amount of oil projected and decide by the amount produced now. That factor can be applied against just about everything, population being the most appalling.

      BTW, EIA just pronounced that after being a net exporter of oil in 2020, the US is now a net importer again. Fracking has declined, why? Look at the White House, the Mob and John Kerry.

      • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 11:31 am #

        A typical conundrum?

        We need infrastructure, right. Roads, right.

        We have two types of paved roads.

        Concrete , concrete is the mast productive creator process of CO2 there is right now. Oops, AGW alert.

        Asphalt. Uh huh, fossil fuels alert, AGW alert.

        Dirt!! There is the answer, oops lack of traction makes more gasoline usage, Oops, AGW alert.

        Thinking through these situations show how impossible the oncoming world situation is going to be when we lose one thing, oil.

        Or idiots in DC think that GND will work.

        • thirdcoastlegend July 19, 2021 at 11:37 am #

          GND is a loser any way one cuts it.

          If they actually start implementing it, utterly epic levels of strip-mining will be required for the necessary copper and lithium alone.

          If they simply start removing the existing infrastructure and failing to replace it, they can plan on mass civil unrest.

        • messianicdruid July 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

          AGW is like watching an automobile with an internal combustion engine moving, while emitting gases from the tailpipe and concluding that this omissions of gasses is providing thrust to move the vehicle.

          Hubris or presumption?

    • oswegatchie July 19, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

      Well I have run into a supply chain problem now as I am looking to replace my worn out drivetrain on my Specialized mountain bike. Spent hours looking for parts yesterday and nothing is available. Out of stock every time I looked at the status. A bike shop here in Bend looked at it, diagnosed all my issues and sent me out the door with a “good luck”.

      • oswegatchie July 19, 2021 at 1:08 pm #

        I wonder how many other areas of supplies are in the same predicament?

        • Islander July 19, 2021 at 7:02 pm #

          General house wares. Such as replacement coil for electric range.

        • Rain Waters July 20, 2021 at 4:35 pm #

          general aviation is sensing its Achilles heels too. no future is possible outside custom one offs for those w means. My $900 carbon gravel bike took 8 months of continuous web scrounge but with persistence morphed into that on CL over $5k. Youre right, bicycles are being systematically genocided somewhat similar to Ghina in 2009. i have dura ace, ultegra, Xt, and slx just for the disc brakes with Sram gx and xo 11 speed xt crank driveline

          biggest score was Roval C 38 wheelset with 350 hubs 4 1200 !
          and dt swiss 58t star ratchet was also a surprise.

          Even Medford CL is totally dead, sometimes having zero new posted bikes available some days. IN JULY !

          local shop in Reno cannot get ANY rolling stock. NONE !
          cept those evil mopeds for $3 to 12k, but only sizes XS or XL. . .

          I was planning on flipping the gravel bike last year.
          soon as someone needs er real bad and needs rid of $10k. FIRM.

          BUT ONLY if shes. . . nice. too !

      • Dr_Wellington_Yueh July 19, 2021 at 9:31 pm #

        eBay: BikeWagon – rear derailleurs

        I’ve been using BikeWagon for a couple decades, and a few other reputable eBay sellers. No supply issues yet. Recently ordered cassette, chain, ring from 3 different sellers, all arrived promptly. It’s a better situation because they are under time pressure of a listing, so they won’t sell something that maybe they’ll have in a week or two. By contrast, I ordered some brake pads from Amazon…three months ago…and…still waiting…

        My guess is someone is choking the supply lines they can control, but there is stuff on the edges happening anyway.

    • Amman July 19, 2021 at 6:35 pm #

      Too dark. Locals are all types. Resident compassion could be there.

  14. Opie July 19, 2021 at 10:39 am #

    Good read as always Jim. What a long and weird trip it’s been.

    • MisterBimmler July 19, 2021 at 11:03 am #

      One can discern the outlines of the descent beginning already. Supply chains are a mess as is.

      Everyone should take a close look at China in the 20s. Because that’s the best case scenario.

  15. thirdcoastlegend July 19, 2021 at 10:46 am #

    Speaking of supply chain problems….

    The National Guard is allegedly two weeks from collapsing:

    https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/07/17/national-guard-two-weeks-collapse-stalling-promotions-gutting-training-canceling-drills-leaders-warn.html

    I think that’s a pure extortion play.

    Meanwhile, dozens of F-35s are grounded:

    https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/07/14/how-many-f-35-fighter-jets-are-down-engine-repair.html

    The most interesting line in the article is the comment that Turkey produces 1000 parts for the F-35.

    Well, US military, there’s your damn problem!

    Now send me my $1 million consulting fee!

    • Prospero July 19, 2021 at 12:15 pm #

      As far as automobile manufacturing is concerned, the chip shortage seems to be the straw that broke the camel’s back:

      “Although electronic assemblies constitute about 40% of total car costs, according to a Deloitte report, the semiconductors themselves add up to only $400. The average price of a new car is now $40,768 according to Kelly Blue Book. So lack of components that cost just one percent of the total vehicle cost are holding up sales.”

      https://www.forbes.com/sites/billconerly/2021/07/13/supply-chain-economics-car-chip-shortage/amp/

      • thirdcoastlegend July 19, 2021 at 12:50 pm #

        Prospero-

        I very much agree.

        Detroit’s issues are cascading.

        I am in the MIC and our electronics volumes are too low to bypass Detroit’s influence for chip allocation.

        I have also noticed that used car prices continue to creep upwards on Autotrader.

      • Amman July 19, 2021 at 6:38 pm #

        40,768?

      • Rain Waters July 20, 2021 at 4:41 pm #

        2000 candy apple coupe, v6 with 5 speed, 110k miles, internal combustion, no web, OBD II

        Mint condition, everything works, no codes, 137 thru Amargosa

        $15k also FIRM.

        As “blue books” are the new buggy whips kids. .

  16. teddyboy46 July 19, 2021 at 10:47 am #

    what’s the difference between John Durham and Big Foot? Big Foot has been sighted.

    • abbybwood July 19, 2021 at 2:10 pm #

      I still say somebody should do a wellness check on Durham.

  17. Opie July 19, 2021 at 10:50 am #

    Oh,and a followup on my exposure to the bug. My inlaws who are housed in two seperate facilities a few miles apart tested positive after my wife and I visited on Friday. Both have been vaxxed. The MIL this morning is now too sick to be by herself,so my wife is going over to help. She is vaxxed,I’m not. The assisted facility my MIL is in has 19 cases right now. I’m guessing 99% of those people are vaxxed. You’d think it would be at least a local news story, but NADA word. I’m afraid it’s the leaky vax thing happenning in real time. Story here.
    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/tthis-chicken-vaccine-makes-virus-dangerous

    • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 11:22 am #

      Either the individual response to the vaccine makes it ineffective, or the Vaccine may be causing side effects causing Covid reactions. If the folks check positive, probably the former.

      The most frustrating things about this pandemic is the lack of real interest from the medical PTB about it. We understand very little about it. On purpose? It sure allows every degree of BS to be spun about it.

  18. thirdcoastlegend July 19, 2021 at 10:53 am #

    One easy way to begin getting outside the system and localizing one’s food supply is to start traveling secondary and tertiary roads in nearby rural areas.

    You’d be amazed how many farm markets, mom and pop stands, and roadside honesty boxes are out there.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 11:02 am #

      Shhhh! Don’t tell Bill Gates.

    • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 11:15 am #

      Now bring out the populations of the cities along those back roads, the local inventories will disappear in 30 minutes.

      • thirdcoastlegend July 19, 2021 at 11:56 am #

        Many of those city folks believe that food simply grows at or magically appears in the supermarkets.

    • elysianfield July 19, 2021 at 11:21 am #

      “traveling secondary and tertiary roads in nearby rural areas.”

      TCL,
      “…Y’all shure got a purty mouf….”

  19. dr gonzo July 19, 2021 at 10:55 am #

    Excellent essay, Mr. K.

    I am struggling to discern the overlay details of this hoax vs The Long Emergency. It is starting to take shape inside my head. Thanks for your synthesis and for the tireless contributions of many on this board.

    You have long advised interpersonal cooperation as essential for the loco-regional reset which must inevitably occur. I agree.

    What I do not know how to do is ‘cooperate’ with folks who cannot grasp the difference between weight and mass and behave as if ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ are equivalent expressions.

    Please advise.

    • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 11:08 am #

      Interpersonal relationships are a victim of the cyber world. Now that Covid is declining, one effect is the fact that people do not want to go back to work.

    • elysianfield July 19, 2021 at 11:35 am #

      “What I do not know how to do is ‘cooperate’ with folks who cannot grasp the difference between weight and mass and behave as if ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ are equivalent expressions.

      Please advise..

      Dr,
      Well, you can begin by being less…pedantic.

      • Amman July 19, 2021 at 6:43 pm #

        The work is on him/us.

      • dr gonzo July 22, 2021 at 2:43 pm #

        Sure I am, ready to brag, using my knowledge to gain attention or seem better educated than folks around me. I get it, you’re a pedant, too.

        In the future when it comes to expending resources to so as to build a bridge or even – gasp – understand one another, accuracy in thought/word/deed won’t matter.

        At that point we will have jettisoned the laws or rules for doing everything, including those of physics and of language.

        Idiocracy. It is coming for you.

  20. stelmosfire July 19, 2021 at 11:06 am #

    “Back in the day, LSD trips were mostly a matter of personal choice.”

    Acid was kinda strong.

    I preferred ‘shrooms.i could grow them in my closet. I talked to God, ” Just like O.G.”

    • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 11:30 am #

      Wow! That’s some disgusting strawman-building, there St EF.

      That’s not what I experienced or have said at all.

      May God bless you with Strength, Perseverance and Wisdom as we enter these Dark Times.

      • stelmosfire July 20, 2021 at 9:17 am #

        O.G. Yohannon , was Janos Skorensy, was Vlad Kranz He’s been here for years. Myself I was Rippedthunder . We all have alter egos.

    • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 11:34 am #

      There are no atheists in fox holes. Or at least very few.

      • elysianfield July 19, 2021 at 11:38 am #

        “There are no atheists in fox holes.”

        Yo,
        I would also assume that there are few gerbils in Atheist’s holes….

        • Hereward the Woke July 19, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

          No foxes either.

        • stelmosfire July 20, 2021 at 8:32 am #

          “God made man, Sam Colt made men equal, but John Browning keeps men free.”

    • Amman July 19, 2021 at 6:49 pm #

      I dropped acid one evening 1st QTR freshman year then went to Russell Sage college in Troy, NY – an all girls school. We were four guys in a cafe surrounded by 50 young women. Their noise was deafening but the trip was in the order of… “Man, the grass is sooo green.’

    • Rain Waters July 20, 2021 at 4:46 pm #

      Silly Simon said, “Graduate, Dont come around here no more”
      took some damn good fungi and its advice.

      • SpeedyBB July 23, 2021 at 5:38 am #

        “Silli soybeans” Lulu du Ulul, first wife, called them.

  21. PeteAtomic July 19, 2021 at 11:06 am #

    ” The long, strange trip sputters out. And then begins the long hard job of finding a way to live that actually makes sense. Hint: it’s smaller, slower, closer to home, and in many ways better.”

    Perhaps a Big Return of how things were pre-1945!

    Locally made dairy and bakery. Local breweries.

    A return to strong community based on strong local economy.

    I know for all the people shopping at Walmart at 1:30 a.m. this will be a big shock, but picking vegetables and fruit during the day will be much better for them, then their current lives of morbid obesity.

    • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 11:13 am #

      It took a hundred years to create the Happy Motoring paradigm that exists today.

      It will take the same to grieve the loss, which will be sudden, and then create an alternative way of transporting and communicating. Many people will die as society repositions itself.

      • PeteAtomic July 19, 2021 at 11:22 am #

        ya John

        America is a country full of very sick people who inhabit it. Diabetes, heart disease

        too much fat, sugar & salt.. too much shitty food

        The big killer will be starvation in the urban areas.

        • elysianfield July 19, 2021 at 11:48 am #

          “The big killer will be starvation in the urban areas.”

          Pete,
          Maybe not. The big killer in urban areas just might be your neighbors…hungry neighbors.

          • PeteAtomic July 19, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

            yep

            true

          • malthuss July 19, 2021 at 1:30 pm #

            I had the same thought as I read his post.

          • BackRowHeckler July 19, 2021 at 3:19 pm #

            Urban dwellers don’t look like they’re missing too many meals, IMHO. Many are obese.

        • Redneck Liberal July 23, 2021 at 5:59 am #

          Surely, MaryQ’s & Narc Troll’s bioweapon vaccines will be quicker and more efficient?

      • abbybwood July 19, 2021 at 2:21 pm #

        Think of all the horses being slaughtered so the meat can be sent overseas.

        When will the insanity stop?

    • Beryl of Oyl July 19, 2021 at 11:29 am #

      Fresh milk in a glass bottle, there on your doorstep, along with the morning paper.

      What made us think we could do better?

      • PeteAtomic July 19, 2021 at 11:36 am #

        yes! ha ha

        glass bottles! just think of it

        • ThorsHammer July 19, 2021 at 4:14 pm #

          Re-usable glass bottles at that—.

          If distributors still had to use glass bottles they would find a way to make them so that crevices in the design would hold bacteria and sour milk so they had to be thrown away.

          • stelmosfire July 20, 2021 at 9:02 am #

            I always bottled my homebrew in 16 0z Carling Black Label bar bottles. Heavy cardboard cases. I would get them empty at the packy for 3 bucks a case with the deposit. The local saloon had them full for a buck and a half for a pint bottle full . Why did this disappear? the bottles had some tales to tell with all the scars.

      • thirdcoastlegend July 19, 2021 at 11:43 am #

        This reminds me of my thoughts that somehow, humankind has surpassed its optimal level of technological advancement.

        Or, alternatively, humankind’s technology has gone in actively harmful, rather than helpful directions.

      • abbybwood July 19, 2021 at 2:24 pm #

        With the cream settled on top.

        We loved the milkman in 1950’s summers when he gave us giant chunks of ice to chew on. Beautiful and clear. We’d hold them up and look at the leaves through them. Good times.

      • Rain Waters July 20, 2021 at 4:48 pm #

        television

    • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 11:37 am #

      Remember the Milk Men? Or the Ice Men? Who want them back? Staring thru the windows at your mother? Are you crazy?

      • PeteAtomic July 19, 2021 at 11:44 am #

        ha ha

        geez

        maybe you’d prefer BLM activists, I don’t know

      • malthuss July 19, 2021 at 1:35 pm #

        Not really. Or not too well.

        Now we have the milk person, s/he works for Bezos.
        Postmates etc.

      • Rain Waters July 20, 2021 at 4:49 pm #

        not mine, he was my uncle Louis.

    • Amman July 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm #

      I suspect it is quite possible. Pre-1945 means the US has no hands involved in other peoples dirty business and they run a tighter American ship then.

  22. rube-i-con July 19, 2021 at 11:14 am #

    Maricopa county election board member wrote the following in an October 22, 2020 email:

    “Next, we’ve heard you and we know youre hearing issues and concerns about the Sharpie Markers. Starting tomorrow, 10/23 and through 11/2m we are asking that Clerks hand voters BALLPOINT PENS ather than markers. We NEED to use Markers on Election Day, but for now and through 11/2, hand voters a Ballpoint Pen. You have plenty of pens in your supplies right now.”

    Why did they need to use markers on election day???

    the answer is obvious, thin non-authorised paper and bleedthrough

    • rube-i-con July 19, 2021 at 11:17 am #

      since Trump voters would overwhelmingly show up to vote in person

      • rube-i-con July 19, 2021 at 11:19 am #

        From Arizona’s own ballot instructions manual:

        ““DO NOT USE A SHARPIE,” “May Not Be Read By Tabulator””

        So their board of elections tells their state hack drones to hand out sharpies on election day……

        • rube-i-con July 19, 2021 at 11:30 am #

          “Ballots should be filled out with a black or blue ink pen. One bold line connecting the head and tail of the arrow is sufficient for a tabulation machine to count your vote. Do not use a marker or sharpie, since they tend to bleed through and will damage your ballot.”

          • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 11:39 am #

            And no hand sanitizer this time: Some faggots used so much that it gummed up the machine.

            The solution to the Covid Crisis?

            “Stop being a faggot” – Jair Bolsanaro, President of Brazil

          • Redneck Liberal July 23, 2021 at 6:01 am #

            SharpieGate 2.0. Goddam, this getting funnier by the minute!

    • Islander July 19, 2021 at 12:32 pm #

      “moving up the corporate medicine ladder, stabbing colleagues in the back, and stealing others’ research (think fauchi) than reading and studying. ”

      Yes, and how about actually practicing medicine????
      Face to face with patients?? Actually—gasp!!–knowing your patients and their histories? Maybe in their parents’ histories?

      Well, I guess that is just too much to ask of a GP.

      If you do get inside their office they spend the whole time staring at their computer screen trying to figure out something new they can test and charge you for . . .

      • Islander July 19, 2021 at 12:34 pm #

        Whoops, posted to wrong spot. Oh, well, . . .

        RE Sharpies, they have always been standard in my experience of using paper ballots all of my life, never any on-screen voting here in Mass.

        The ballpoint pen is a new one on me.

        And since when are Sharpies a controlled substance??

      • Islander July 19, 2021 at 12:39 pm #

        Re Dr. Simon Rushworth, he is also featured today at Lockdownsceptics.org, a good site to know about:

        https://dailysceptic.org/2021/07/19/lancet-study-shows-real-world-patients-are-up-to-400-more-likely-to-suffer-adverse-events-than-drug-trials-show/

        I wonder whether they have changed their name to dailysceptic.org.
        I have it bookmarked as Lockdownsceptics.org and it works.

        Comments are also always worth a gander here. The nightmare in the UK is actually worse than in the USA!

        • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 6:25 pm #

          Yes, the US is still trailing Germany, UK, Australia, SAfrica, Canada, in the totalitarian take-over.

          The PTB seem incredibly desperate now.

        • Amman July 19, 2021 at 7:02 pm #

          Well, of course, UK is a small island. We have lakes the size of the UK over here. And the USA is a continent.

  23. PeteAtomic July 19, 2021 at 11:14 am #

    DJIA is down close to 800 points so far, and its 1112 EST.

    I’ve been listening to warning signals for many months, from many different financially-minded individuals out there. A good analogy I heard one say (I believe it was Robert Kiyosaki) was that the next crash is like an avalanche waiting for right snowflake to fall on it.

  24. amb July 19, 2021 at 11:15 am #

    If one could purge all of the false, erroneous, and incomplete data… conspiracy and other nonsense… and, truly understood the actual mechanics of our fiscal and monetary systems here in the USA, and, had a basic grasp of the true principals of Economics– one wouldn’t be full of anxiety and worry about “the system collapsing”, “hyper-inflation” (which can never happen in a financial system like this one in the USA), “mad max scenarios”, etc.

    You’re being distracted and confused. This financial path that we are on in this country can continue to go on for a very long time. You have other priorities to be concerned with.

    Also, true wealth and survival-potential are composed of: water, food, shelter, medicine, tools, weapons/ammo, and the like.

    Governments and economic systems will come and go. Empires will continue to collapse and vanish.

    • PeteAtomic July 19, 2021 at 11:28 am #

      I understand economy as the production of goods & services.

      Is this wrong?

      • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 12:12 pm #

        In its purest sense, sure, that is as Good a definition as there is.

        Of course, we all know that from legislators, lawyers, accountants, tycoons, Wall St. shenanigans, tax Law, etc. that global “economy” became a fiat US Petro-dollar Ponzi Scheme.

        The Pyramid Capstone holds all the Real wealth while the genicide survivors will have hundreds of thousands and even millions of Confederate Dollars.

        Now we must “pay the piper.”

        ——-

        There, RL, TS & St EF. There is another one of my predictions as I see what is coming and you scoff.

      • amb July 19, 2021 at 1:57 pm #

        There is no finite wrong/right. There are degrees of each. Seems like a decent definition to me. I might add… “and the trading or exchange of these goods & services for money or some other form of value.” I’m not an economist.

    • Amman July 19, 2021 at 7:06 pm #

      I would add good movies.

  25. Delcimore July 19, 2021 at 11:18 am #

    A point of retrospect takes a while to develop, but finally someone has articulated the accelerating distrust of the people towards the institutions of media and government, laying the blame squarely and accurately at the feet of the offenders:
    https://americanmind.org/salvo/the-disillusionment-of-the-deplorables/

  26. Jo-G July 19, 2021 at 11:23 am #

    “… emerging evidence of massive and widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election…”
    What evidence has emerged? I know they obtained mail-in and drop boxes by the fraudulent claim that in person voting is too dangerous but what came out of the Arizona audit? Anything?

    • rube-i-con July 19, 2021 at 11:39 am #

      LOL

      “What evidence has emerged?”

    • draupnir July 19, 2021 at 1:49 pm #

      Are you kidding? This information is easily acquired. For starters, there were 74,000 mail-in ballots cast for which there was no record of them having been officially mailed out by the county. Where did these ballots come from? There are ballots printed on the wrong paper, lacking a watermark, and lacking a number that was included on proper ballots. There were votes, by people who were not registered until after the election, counted. There were votes counted that were received after the election. There were 18,000 votes counted, from people who were quietly removed from the voter roles after the election. It goes on and on.

      • Jo-G July 19, 2021 at 3:58 pm #

        I meant some official report from the Arizona election audit. Something the major news outlets cant deny. The English language CNN here calls the Arizona audit a “fraudit” or farce.

        • rube-i-con July 19, 2021 at 4:02 pm #

          the results released at the event the other day are just some preliminary findings, they have yet to detail the vote totals discrepancies and other facts

          those will come out in the official report

          it will be horrendous, based on these initial ghastly security etc. shortcomings

        • cbeard July 20, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

          What the hell do you expect from CNN?

  27. PeteAtomic July 19, 2021 at 11:31 am #

    Apart from what goes for “economy” in the US (the production of goods and services) which I’d argue is nascent

    Americans are going to face actual serious problems. Like, where do I find food and water (?)

    Particularly if you are in the western US.

    The MSM will pump more of its bullshit lies & race war crap as distraction. More fear of the Russians, etc

  28. getsome July 19, 2021 at 11:38 am #

    Excellent prose as usual James Howard: Twice jabbed limey minister tests positive. Now, either the jab is quite useless at preventing covid or the test is patently worthless at diagnosing, which it was NEVER intended for. All should be immune at this time to screams of “rising positive cases!!”.
    No vaccine has EVER survived several hundred attributed deaths, no less thousands, before being pulled. Does anyone think the CDC would error on the side of truthfulness on attribution of death to the jab? So multiply reported numbers accordingly. JAZ, when has a virus EVER been cured? Tamed yes, cured hell no! Interesting to observe defense mechanisms at play from an otherwise erudite contributor, but there it is on screen. I am also an RN and all the deaths attributed to covid around southern Virginia were old/obese/poor health. The 98/99% survival rate seems accurate vis-a-vis co workers contracting covid. From bad cold to BAD flu.
    What I cannot fathom is why the MIC is pushing a really bad experimental, untested drug on millions. The cull the heard to reduce our killing Mother Earth is pure toddler monster under the bed tripe. All that makes sense is money and so money it shall be.
    Friday’s ref to the U.N. had me rolling. Having seen these “warriors” in slow to no action, any U.N. “Takeover” would be destroyed by any street gang of dem city origin. Give me 15/20 motivated teens and we’d stop any U.seless (mentally) N.eutered convoy and take their equipment.
    If you don’t have it, move quick or suffer very shortly. As with wood for fuel, when you feel you have sufficient, double it. Nuff Said.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 19, 2021 at 11:48 am #

      It can be both. The shots are useless and the tests are a fraud.

      I don’t know why the idea of an experiment not working as hoped is so inflammatory to some people.

      • thirdcoastlegend July 19, 2021 at 11:58 am #

        Because cultists simply can’t stand having their beliefs in, “the science!” questioned.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 12:28 pm #

          And their minds would snap if they logically accepted that Billy Gates’ nano-technology science is now micro-tearing their arteries lining and depositing in gloms on and in their internal organs.

          They Believed that a madman in a remote Afghan cave (Saudi elite, “ex-” CIA) pulverized 3 Manhattan skyscrapers with 2 airplanes and a NORAD stand-down 1 Tuesday.

          They Believed that Billy Gates loves them.

          They are poisoned morons.

          Nobody wants to hear that. I get it.

          ——-

          “Don’t you think that it’s time for another jab already? All these people won’t take it. I’ll take it! I’ll take their dose! I’ll take their dose in a heartbeat! I would!

          Or … like … Fuck ’em! Regardless, us vaxxed deserve a booster-jab at the very least. Right? You want a booster-jab, Right? The guy at the Seven-11 is Just itchin’ fer a booster-jab! I was talking to him about that yesterday. We agreed that they shouldn’t make us wait any longer. ‘They should booster-jab us now!’ he was saying.

          Can’t argue with him.

          Anyway … Jabby jab jab jab jab. ‘OK ok ok Just a little pin prick. There’ll be no more “Aaaaaaaarrrrggggghhh!”‘

          Right? I sure would feel safer with a fresh jab. That’s all I’m sayin.’

          Fresh booster-jab!”

          • thirdcoastlegend July 19, 2021 at 1:19 pm #

            I have a terrible feeling something big is planned for the 20th anniversary of the 911 op.

            The controllers just love anniversaries.

    • Q. Shtik July 19, 2021 at 2:30 pm #

      Does anyone think the CDC would error on the side of truthfulness – getsome

      =========

      err

      • stelmosfire July 20, 2021 at 9:43 am #

        Q, hows the scoot running. Did the ol’ lady take your keys away? I’ve not had the ’68 Bimmer out in a coupla’ years. Marlin’s got the Enfield up and running.

        • stelmosfire July 20, 2021 at 9:46 am #

          Any crashes to speak of? Black man encounters? Tell us about Pete.

    • draupnir July 19, 2021 at 6:16 pm #

      Money is, of course, nice, but control and power are better. Apparently they have developed a graphene-based, self-assembling neural net, that they expect will be very useful going forward. At least with regard to the people who survive the implantation. There is a paper on it from some time back. I’ll see if I can locate the video where it was mentioned. Such papers are hard to locate and are often hidden behind a paywall. Apparently, it was initially developed to modulate such things as epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease, replacing the more ponderous electrode devices used some years back.

    • Amman July 19, 2021 at 7:12 pm #

      F in A.

  29. Prospero July 19, 2021 at 11:39 am #

    I have been checking into some stock purchase opportunities and it looks like pharmaceutical manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna might present a very low risk factor during the current economic uncertainties.

    The experimental COVID-19 mRNA vaccine drugs produced by Pfizer and Moderna instruct cells to make what is called a “spike protein” which is claimed to provide a way for your body cells to build a defense against the virus that causes COVID?19. The long term effects these radical new experimental drugs are unknown, yet these vaccines are promoted as being both “safe and effective.” Pfizer and Moderna have already made billions of dollars during the COVID pandemic and are sure to make many billions more in the near future.

    Pfizer and Moderna enjoy total immunity from liability if their experimental COVID drugs cause death, disabilities or other problems. Mandatory vaccinations for adults and children are now becoming a requirement for many jobs and for students attending certain schools. Many travel and social gathering restrictions for unvaccinated people also remain in place. Another distinct advantage these pharmaceutical companies enjoy is that the government, mass media and social media are currently censoring or banning reports of adverse reactions to all COVID vaccines.

    A door to door, vaccination campaign may soon become a reality, resulting in additional billions of dollars being spent on these experimental mRNA vaccines. The continual introduction of new COVID “varients” will allow Pfizer and Moderna to produce a wide variety of “booster” vaccines, resulting in many more billions of dollars in profits.

    I have ruled out Johnson and Johnson as a good investment due to their extremely poor management of vaccine production. A manufacturing subcontractor in Baltimore mixed ingredients from the coronavirus vaccines of Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca. As a result, 15 million doses needed to be destroyed. It is unknown how many other flawed vaccines Johnson and Johnson produced and what damage they may have caused. Johnson and Johnson is currently considering bankruptcy proceedings due the many lawsuits which resulted from its asbestos-laden baby powder. The company has also recently been found to have cancer-causing Benzene contamination in its sunscreen. While Johnson and Johnson faces zero liability for whatever damage its experimental vaccines may cause, the company still has the legal responsibility of making sure that its other products are safe.

    • elysianfield July 19, 2021 at 12:31 pm #

      “I have been checking into some stock purchase opportunities ”

      Prospero,
      The opportunity still exists to purchase stocks of food, barrels of diesel, personal defense items…the window for investment might close at any moment. One thing for certain…arbitraging opportunities abound.

      How to prosper during the coming hard times?

      Rule #1,,,stat away from crowds….

    • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 12:31 pm #

      Well done!

  30. Beryl of Oyl July 19, 2021 at 11:44 am #

    Karl Denninger has a lot of facts and commentary on the vaccines and scamdemic in one convenient article:

    Plenty of people have tried to discredit “hesitancy” with the Covid shots.

    Calling people “uneducated hicks” and similar slurs is unlikely to lead anyone to believe those pushing the shots, of course.

    Never mind the other lies.

    Oh yes, lies.

    The CDC famously testified before Congress that a mask was better than a vaccine in September of 2020. Had that been true there would have been no winter surge; compliance rates were higher than vaccine herd immunity requirements by far in basically every part of the nation. Yet the surge happened. The claim was false and there was zero accountability for that lie despite being an act of perjury and the hundreds of thousands of corpses generated by it.

    That wasn’t the only false claim. Psaki falsely claimed the other day the shots were “approved” by the FDA. Nope. They have EUAs, but not approvals. Yes, the makers want approvals (obviously) but the President, through his spokesperson, directly lied.

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=242992

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 1:13 pm #

      Unbelievable what they continue to get away with. Simply stunning.

      • Amman July 19, 2021 at 7:14 pm #

        Stop being surprised. Or stunned. That’s so 2020, MQ

        • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 9:04 pm #

          Agree, I don’t know why I still am. I should be way more jaded by now.

          • Amman July 19, 2021 at 11:00 pm #

            Maybe so. Highly informed and skeptical should fit the bill.

  31. PeteAtomic July 19, 2021 at 11:46 am #

    I just figured out a new industry for Janos

    Using drones to deliver glass bottles of milk

    then no one would be staring at your mother thru the window!

    🙂

    ha
    geez

    • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 11:50 am #

      You better not fly them over my house, or you’ll lose your bottles of milk.

    • MaryQueen July 21, 2021 at 10:31 pm #

      Except the camera on the drone

  32. Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 11:48 am #

    Le Monde (google translation)

    Two Covid-19 vaccination centers were ransacked in less than 48 hours in France, over the weekend of July 16 to 18. In the department of Isère, a vaccination center was vandalized in Lans-en-Vercors during the night from Friday to Saturday, we learned from the mayor of this town, confirming information from the regional daily The Dauphiné freed.

    “The municipal building in which the vaccination center was installed is completely out of order, all fire-fighting systems have been opened,” explains the mayor of the city, Michaël Kraemer. Furniture, syringes and compresses were also ransacked.

    “1940”, “ARN = danger”, “Vaccine = genocide”: anti-vaccine inscriptions and crosses of Lorraine were also tagged on the building and the tourist office. “We make dubious and despicable shortcuts, it is a lack of culture and total respect for the history of Vercors,” high place of the maquis during the Second World War, denounces Mr. Kraemer.

    Yoho: If all the political parties support the Medical Tyranny, how can there be a political solution?

    • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

      The Romanticism of what those kids did in France! That was the meaning in life that I was looking for when I was 18 but all I got was Billy Idol dancing with himself.

      I was an oddball even then as I joined The Rat Race.

      They got everybody. 18 year-old gamers had Mom drive them to the Mall for their second dose weeks ago.

      2020 – Set trap
      2021 – Ensnare
      2022 – RL? TS? St EF?

      You see? It does not take a genius to witness God’s Word fulfilled. It’s easy.

      Repent your sins. Get Right with God. TruStory

      • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2021 at 2:25 pm #

        OG…GFY.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 8:05 pm #

          Jabby jab jab, RL. Right?

          “Little booster-jab. To be safe. From the Covids. el Jabarino. Jabfecta.

          Jab jabby jab jab jab jab jab.. Right?

          Boo Ster Jab! Boo Ster Jab! Why should we have to wait? Boo Ster Jabs for everyone! Especially me. Jab, jab, jab. Right?

          Don’t you wonder if they’re going to booster-jab us? And when? I sure do! Wonder, I mean. Like, why the delay? They got … it for people that don’t even want it! I’d take 1 jab in each shoulder if they let me. I would. Wouldn’t you? I sure would.

          Boo Ster Jab!”

          • Redneck Liberal July 20, 2021 at 5:49 am #

            Are your meds no longer effective?

  33. JackStraw July 19, 2021 at 11:49 am #

    The breakdown of society is revealing itself in many ways. Here’s an interesting story of a restaurant on the Cape shutting down due to incredibly rude and aggressive customers, which was affirmed by other restaurants in the area.

    https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2021/07/14/cape-cod-restaurant-shuts-down-for-a-day-of-kindness-after-customers-make-its-staff-cry/

    Cape Cod is so bad now that my elderly mother says she won’t drive anymore on weekends due to the increasing danger posed by tourist’s insane driving habits and their foul gestures.

    Stories like this are also becoming commonplace here in southern Maine. Civility is rapidly disappearing.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 19, 2021 at 12:32 pm #

      I’m only guessing, but it sounds like the obnoxious tourists may be from your basic Northeast Liberal Elites.

      • JackStraw July 19, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

        You’re absolutely right. It’s those lovely Boston and New York liberals practicing their ‘Love is Love’ mantra.

        • Amman July 19, 2021 at 7:19 pm #

          Usually tourists understand they can benefit from the kindness of strangers…

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 1:04 pm #

      You have to take into consideration that people have gone through 1.6 years of touchless torture, and their brains/psyches have been forever altered. The ones acting out don’t get that, so they are always angry.

    • BackRowHeckler July 19, 2021 at 1:40 pm #

      Jack Straw

      Out on the Cape, do they still have that crazy suicide Lane on Rte. 6?

  34. lizharmon July 19, 2021 at 12:12 pm #

    Work is racist, a false constrict of the white, Eurocentric patriarchy. I don’t know any black people who believe this, unless they happen to be gender confused, too. The gender confused seem to have a problem with work.

    Saving is also wrong. W said that. Said the way we could support the war effort was to get out and spend. Idiot.

    …and thinking, too. No thinking unless it’s right thinking. No reading that EUA that says this vaccine is NOT APPROVED for general use and is available ONLY for emergency use.

    This ain’t my emergency. I’ve been living smaller and closer to home for years now. I’ve been growing food and opting out of woke culture and corporatism and fuck them all to hell.

    • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 12:27 pm #

      Look where the race origins were.

      The African continent provided most of what the humans needed, they did not have to work at it very hard to survive, same with the Natives of North America, or Australia or the East Indies. Most societies were Hunter gatherer until contact with European folks in the 1500 to present.

      Most of the Northern hemisphere, IOW most of the humanized earth, humans had to contend with seasons, freezing temperatures, and their effects on food supply. It is not surprising that most technical innovation over the millennia came fro Europe and East Asia. Neanderthals have been counted as dumb for a long time, BUT could it be that they taught the Homo Sapiens group how to survive in Europe and just interbred with them. We may owe our present Caucasian nature to that blend.

      • gustafson.robert.22 July 19, 2021 at 12:39 pm #

        It’s about time to start seeing the shadow-side of technical innovation, don’t you think? The australian aborigines had a vibrant, stable culture for tens of millennia. European technological civilization is hitting the skids with absurdly disastrous results at 5 centuries. Who wins? Time for “conservatives” to man-up on these comparisons and show a capaciity to raise the mind from the muck of familiar and unsustainable prejudices. If this post sounds “leftist” and “blame whitey” to you…you YOU just may be a prime example of contemporary conservatism’s impotence, intellectual contradictions and failure to confront much less solve contemporary problems

        • SW July 19, 2021 at 2:48 pm #

          Things could be worse:

          “Senior police leadership became political appointees selected for loyalty rather than competence. The end result is a shoddy police force that kills people with hammers for violating COVID-19 lockdowns but abandons the population in the face of lethal riots.”

          This is in South Africa. Their “New Normal.”

          https://www.revolver.news/2021/07/south-africa-riots-looting-critical-race-theory/

        • rube-i-con July 19, 2021 at 3:05 pm #

          WHAT???

          LOL

        • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 3:49 pm #

          “Vibrant” – they hunted people from other tribes as game. Sometimes ate their own newborns as well.

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 19, 2021 at 9:56 pm #

            “so what” to both in the right circumstance.

            a simple, shallow comment here

          • malthuss July 20, 2021 at 12:00 am #

            u mentioned that about Abos and how the czar their apologized to them for takin the babies away from them. good c—-.

        • Anthea July 19, 2021 at 5:29 pm #

          I don’t know much about Australian Aborigines, but I think you’d have a hard time making a case that African blacks had a “vibrant, stable culture for tens of millennia.”

          European whites probably also had, in general, a “vibrant, stable culture for tens of millennia.” They too were hunter-gathers during much of that time, or semi-sedentary pastoralists, or early argiculturists.

          These European white cultures probably, for the most part, compared favorably to African culture over the same period. (Tens of millennia is a LONG time, and much depends on time and place.) I don’t think we can know that for sure.

          What European whites DID do was advance technologically, domesticating livestock, including the horse, inventing the wheel and wheeled conveyances, building seaworthy boats, and gradually advancing in metalurgy, architecture, mathematics, and the development of a written language.

          I’m not sure I susbscribe to the belief that these advances were the result of cold-climate survival demands–or at least not wholly.

          I do feel fairly confident in the belief that more advanced societies are “better” and more prosperous–and that this “noble savage” idea that gets so much promotion is mostly horseshit. Here in the US, much of this nonsense is promoted about Native Americans, mostly by Hollywood, when any kind of realistic overview of much of Native American culture shows them to have had little going for them in that department.

          Europeans may not have been any better–though I suspect that they were, overall, at least marginally better culturally, being at least in possession of (and often guided or restrained by) decently humane religious and philosophical tenets. More primitive cultures did not even have that.

          We also see that African blacks and Australian aborigines do not seem to be able to master these advances or the skills that gave rise to them, even when they’re on offer. I’m speaking here as a former teacher who taught in an urban black school district for many years. In a typical 11th grade class, more than half of the kids–maybe as many as 80%–could not read. If a kid can’t read after 12 years in school, it’s hard to avoid the conclusion that they are simply not able–though there is a percentage of them that ARE able. I suspect they couldn’t do basic arithmetic either, though I have no direct knowledge of that.

          What should our attitude be to large groups of people who are, in the context of a modern technological society, very low-functioning? This winds up being a moral question, I think.

          There really isn’t any “shadow side” to technology. There is a shadow side to humans.

          • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 9:28 pm #

            Bravo. Making excuses for Blacks is a full time job. They lived in the Tropics! The Jungle! Well other people lived in the tropics and built civilizations. The Maya and the Khymers of Southeast Asia being just two. They didn’t have to? Maybe they wanted to.

            Human Life is more than just reaction to one’s environment a la Darwin or Boas.

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 19, 2021 at 9:33 pm #

            This is certainly a very typical outlook you outline.

            However, this blog’s author does not take this typical, i’ll even say hopelessly cliched approach and does not hold the technological “advancement” of western culture in much esteem, in fact blames much of contemporary cultural problems specifically on this (so-called) advancement. Personally, i would probably go even further than he does.

            White pride should not be based on technological successes, in my opinion. Viking exploits, yes. The reindeer herders of northern sweden, yes. Contemporary techno-society, no.

            “Noble savage” exaggerations are an error only in so much as they sugar-coat realities of primitive people. Writing off serious sustainable culture achievements primitive peoples as “noble-savage-ism” is the worst kind of simple-mindedness…a perfect example of the flavor of “contemporary conservatism” i was criticising in my post. In fact, you yourself seem to be a perfect example of the generalities i was criticizing.

            Also, there are plenty of particular african tribal societies with equivalent cultural achievements to native americans, australian aborigines, papua new guineans, as well as the norwegian primitive tribes, the amazonian, all of them.

            One last thing…for you…fuck the god-damn wheel. The wheel in nothing

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 19, 2021 at 9:34 pm #

            the wheel is nothing

          • malthuss July 20, 2021 at 12:01 am #

            The australian aborigines had a vibrant, stable culture for tens of millennia.

            –how so? sleeping in ditches, 3 dog nites?

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 20, 2021 at 2:17 am #

            art, food, nature, family. What more do you want? Thucidides? Mass-production? Little debbie products? Engineered viruses?

          • Islander July 20, 2021 at 8:37 am #

            Encounters between more and less technologically advanced cultures and groups had been taking place for millennia before Europeans managed to cross the Atlantic and also to reach islands in the Pacific. (It is ironic, or paradoxical, that Pacific Islanders possessed the “technology” to make vast passages in the Pacific.)

            I am not a huge fan of Jared Diamond, but I think his main thesis in Guns, Germs, and Steel makes sense: That there was ongoing cross-fertilization of cultures on the Eurasian land mass and this accounts for most of the technical progress made in both China and Europe.

            When Euroupeans crossed the Atlantic they encountered cultures that were generally less advanced except that some were advanced in remarkable ways, even though they did not have the wheel. It seems that some of the most advanced were basically slave societies (Incas).

            This post has gotten longer than I planned. The main point is that the encounter between North American and European culture and society was inevitable. From my reading it seems that virtually all of the Indian societies wanted to acquire the new European artifacts such as guns, copper pots, etc. A portion of them also wanted to acquire the cultural advances: reading, arithmetic, knowledge of history. Many of the women wanted to learn to spin and weave—European textiles were major advances in quality of life in the context of child care. They also grasped that you couldn’t just take what you wanted and continue with the earlier way of life. This was a clock that could not be turned backward.

            But a portion of them only wanted the material advances and weren’t interested in learning to read, etc. This resulted in horrible internal clashes last lasted from the late 17th century up until the the era after the Civil War. These different factions became entangled in the struggles between different groups of Europeans on the American continent. The whites–often missionaries and other religious— who wanted to ensure a decent deal for Indians were soon overwhelmed by land hunger of those who streamed into the continent after the American Revolution, at a time when “the frontier” was western Virginia, Georgia, etc. and “the west” was western Arkansas, Missouri, east Texas, etc.

            A really wonderful book that presents these dilemmas of the Native Americans who were “discovered” by Europeans via the story of two leading Cherokee families (lots of documentation but reads like a novel) is John Ehle’s The Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation.

            The Cherokees were not all saints and victims. Native Americans understood power struggles very well. There were also among them ambitious demagogues who used the situ to channel resources to themselves and their clans, kept slaves, etc.

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 20, 2021 at 9:25 am #

            I like your post islander. Guns germs and steel is primary reading for me.

            He presents the contact of Native american culture and European culture in the 15th century as inevitable, and inevitably disadvantageous for the natives…disease being the number one factor among many. I absolutely agree. However, it does not argue for European cultural superiority…only the inevitability, and super-human (beyond human) causality of history.

            Native americans are perfect examples of all humanity…we are all savages and none are naturally noble. However, when you judge economic and societal structures against each other, you can conclude things about which is closer to an ideal societal mode for human life. Primitive cultures such as many North american cultures (though not all, certainly not the Mayans for instance), in my opinion, are categorically superior to European technological civilization on economic and societal terms – on the basis of quality of life and sustainability/longevity.

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 20, 2021 at 9:29 am #

            …which are the ultimate terms…

          • Anthea July 21, 2021 at 12:31 am #

            In reply to Yohannon:

            Blacks’ low IQ scores are often attributed, by their apologists, to the cultural bias of the tests. The problem with that argument is that blacks appear to be almost the only racial/ethnic group on the planet that are thus handicapped.

          • Anthea July 21, 2021 at 1:27 am #

            In reply to Gustafson:

            The reason African blacks and Australian aborigines did not advance technologically was/is due to sheer, stark intellectual incapacity–which is observable and verifiable today, both by IQ testing and by their manifest inability to master abstract subjects like math, or, in many cases, to even learn to read.

            Whites of European extraction do, for the most part, have these intellectual capabilities. They are not only able to gain at least a basic mastery of reading, mathematics, and logic/reason, but also able to innovate by working from these foundations.

            Your notion that intellectual capacity is no better than–and perhaps even inferior to–an intellectual deficit is not very persuasive.

            Capability is always better than incapability. It is certainly true that intellectual capabilities can be misused and can have negative applications. Unfortunately–and, as a matter of fact, manifestly–intellectual incapability and deficit also leads to a rather bad place. I would go so far as to say that intellectual deficit and incapability will and does lead to a far worse place. I think all of us know this from both broad real-world observation and from personal experience.

            Many of us have neighbors or even family members with intellectual deficits. They can be quite pleasant people (if they are carefully trained). We also know that they would come to grief if left to their own devices, and will inevitably have a life-long status as dependents on others.

            Intellectual deficits are an unqualified “bad thing.” Intellectual competence is, in itself, an unqualified good a superior thing.

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 21, 2021 at 5:05 am #

            Anthea can’t even entertain the idea that other cultures simply are not interested in or aroused by his precious mathematics and other SUBJECTS.

            embarrassing

            “You’re unconcerned with my glorious TEXTBOOKS? YOU HAVE NO INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT YOU BEAST!”

          • Islander July 21, 2021 at 8:15 am #

            Gustafson, “…which are the ultimate terms…”

            Which would seem to lead directly to population controls.

            Even with the “tread lightly on the land” way of life of Native Americans they majorly affected the surrounding ecosysystems that supported them—that they had to defend against one another their hunting and gathering territories.

            Hence the importance of the warrior culture.

            I admit to knowing (a bit) more about these issues from my reading basically about the Indians of the Northeast and Southeast. Things probably looked a lot different in the Northwest with the incredible abundance of fish and the much more unforgiving Southwest. Perhaps the California Indians had it best!

            There is evidence that Indians of New England were already under population pressure before colonists arrived (analysis of layers of middens, etc.). That is, also before the plague caused by some unknown earlier European contact (fishermen?) that had already depopulated the area.

            An excellent discussion, very readable, of the differences in the ways Indians and English viewed and used the land in the Massachusetts area is William Cronon’s Changes in the Land.

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 21, 2021 at 11:02 am #

            Yes. Really, population pressures are a constant possibility for every species. Only deluded societies deny it. Rather live in one that acknowledges the dangers of overpopulation and has traditional behaviors to keep them under control…as opposed to our culture of total denial of a fundamental reality of life on earth.

          • Anthea July 21, 2021 at 3:30 pm #

            @ Gustafson:

            “Anthea can’t even entertain the idea that other cultures simply are not interested in or aroused by his precious mathematics and other SUBJECTS.

            “embarrassing”

            It isn’t that they are “not interested in or arounsed by” abstract subjects. The are simply incapable of comprehending or mastering them, due to cognitive deficits.

            Mathematics, reason and logic, and the scientific method are tools–very valuable tools with limitless practical applications. They are also, and equally importantly, tools for apprehending truth and engaging with reality. They rid the mind of all manner of falsehoods, stupidities, fanciful and wishful thinking, superstittions, gullibility, and emotionalism.

            To argue that this is undesirable is like arguing that humans should never have learned to make fire, and that those who couldn’t figure it out were somehow superior to those who could. Because mastery of tools = BAD. Mental incapacity = GOOD.

            You can look at Africa and see that mental deficiency just does not lead to a good place either culturally or practically, as is also evident with black “culture” in the US.

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 21, 2021 at 6:19 pm #

            Anthea,

            I’m not opposed to nuance on these issues. I don’t assume every race and lineage of humans is perfectly equal in capacity necessarily. However, your the outlook you describe is the most blunt cliche of a white “racist”…straight out of 1925.

            I think you are simply dead wrong. In large part these people are not interested in western learning. What will they gain personally? Little. On top of that, it’s an admission of cultural defeat.

            Also…you utterly leave out in the most shameless way …these cultures, especially in Africa, are scarred beyond recognition by European colonialist centuries.

            So you’re trying to teach math to people whose cultures have been uprooted entirely for centuries by …you (whites)…and to people who also have next to no motivation to give a shit about your math class.

            You really need to update your incredible myopia

      • messianicdruid July 19, 2021 at 6:33 pm #

        JohnAZ said, “We may owe our present Caucasian nature to that blend.”

        We are called caucasians because our forefathers were travelling through the Caucausus Mountains on the way to “the Isles”. The people that were already there assumed these new people from the SE were from that area so they called them caucasians, and the name stuck.

        “Whereas thou sawest that he gathered another peaceful company, those are the ten tribes, which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Hosea, the king whom Shalmaneser, the king of Assyria, led away captive; and he carried them away into another land. But they took counsel among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind [ awdawm ] dwelt, that they might keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land. And they entered into Euphrates by the narrow passage [ the gate ] of the river. For the Most High then showed signs for them, and held still the flood till they were passed over, for through that country was a great way to go, namely a year and a half. The same region is called Asaareth [ Ararath, Ararat, Amenia – different forms of the same word ].”

        • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 9:30 pm #

          We are a People who shall dwell alone. Adulteration of our sacred Blood being an unforgivable sin.

      • Socrates-Detroit July 19, 2021 at 10:20 pm #

        FYI, it seems to me the Northern Europeans were pretty much living in darkness until the Romans opened their eyes.

        I’m hard pressed to think of any significant contributions, or great cities or centers of civilization in Northern Europe before the Middle Ages. Please feel free to share. It is quite possible, I am simply ignorant.

        One the other hand, most everyone in this space will know of some, or all of the following:

        The Romans owed a great deal to, and sought to emulate, the ancient Greeks.

        Athens built the Acropolis 2500 years ago.

        Persia was a great civilization. Babylon.

        Ancient Israel and Egypt.

        We know all about them.

        India had a sophisticated civilization (though I know little of it).

        In a world where distances where much bigger, China was the Asian equivalent of the Roman Empire, and the two were separated by thousands of miles, with Persia and India in between.

        Every entity I mentioned above, except for parts of China, has warmer weather than northern Europe.

    • Amman July 19, 2021 at 7:26 pm #

      Many blacks are embarrassed at some of the sh-t that is being posted in office web pages on racism without any prompting from a legitimate black source. It’s just so fake. But it’s like, OK let’s go along to get along… but to a point.

  35. MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

    Most excellent offering today, James, thank you!

    “Countries with the highest vaccination rates are showing the most new Covid cases.”

    One would think that this would be the headline splashed across the news sites. But there’s that pesky narrative they need to stick to, that ‘vaccines are safe’.

    I do feel like I’m on acid every time I see any ‘news’ reports these days. The surreal aspect of it has hit an all-time high.

    And, what exactly are ‘cases’? We know the PCR test is flawed to the point of being useless. I would like to know how they are detecting these ‘cases’. If they are using the word to describe people who are sick after the jab, that would seem to be vaccine injury, not a ‘case.’ I wish there were some clarity there.

    It does appear that muddying the waters has been the real goal of the covid19 hoax engineers from the beginning.

    • JohnAZ July 19, 2021 at 12:30 pm #

      Yup!

      It allows both groups, Covid ears and anti Covid ears, vaxxers and anti-vaxxers to spout their BS without any info to back them selves up.

      Politics!

      • Hereward the Woke July 19, 2021 at 12:54 pm #

        JohnAZ. “It allows both groups…to spout their BS…” You’re half right.

  36. lost-in-north-dakota July 19, 2021 at 12:45 pm #

    A statistic that gets cited often on cable news, is that among people currently hospitalized with covid-19, something like 99% of the patients were not vaccinated. Comments, please.

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

      They’re flat out lying as they have been since Day 1.

    • Slugoon July 19, 2021 at 1:14 pm #

      When somebody wants to exaggerate something they say 99%. Never 85% or 97%, always 99%. Even if unvaccinated people were dying in larger numbers, which they aren’t, would you expect the figure to be 99% or does that sound like unsubstantiated bullshit to you?

      In England and Wales, 63% of people dying with the Delta variant have been vaccinated, and 36% unvaccinated.

      Source: SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and variants under investigation in England – Technical briefing 18 published by Public Health England.

      • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 9:06 pm #

        Great point, Slugoon. They don’t even try really. Because they don’t need to. People lap up whatever the TV sqawking heads say.

  37. Prospero July 19, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

    Oh no! I missed getting the $50 California vaccine virtual cash card by 1day! Darn!

    “Not yet vaccinated? Now’s the time. Get your vaccination by July 18 to get a $50 card! Choose between a $50 virtual cash card, Kroger card, or Albertsons card.

    You’re eligible to receive a $50 card if you:

    Live in California,
    Are aged 12 and older,
    And start your vaccination between May 27 and July 18.”

    https://covid19.ca.gov/vax-for-the-win/

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

      I’m sure there are still many incentive programs available. They seem to be more desperate than ever.

      • Prospero July 19, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

        Maybe California will reinstate the vaccine lottery. This comes from an article dated June 15, 2021:

        “California Gov. Gavin Newsom ushered in the state’s reopening Tuesday and selected 10 more vaccine lottery winners in an event held at Universal Studios Hollywood.

        Each winner will receive $1.5 million for a total of $15 million.

        “We have the biggest cash giveaways and biggest prizes,” Newsom said.”

        https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/California-vaccine-lottery-results-1-5-million-16249536.php

        • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 5:36 pm #

          And it’s all illegal.

        • Amman July 19, 2021 at 7:37 pm #

          Universal studios, no less. A spectacle that can be described as the withering heights of lunacy. Or as the opening scene from a “Grim’s deadly tales.” How will this time be seen 20 years from now?

          • Rain Waters July 20, 2021 at 5:08 pm #

            as a civilization amusing itself to death perhaps ?

          • Amman July 20, 2021 at 6:45 pm #

            @Rain waters Amusement to death? Scary thought.

  38. sprawlcapital July 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

    “Joe Biden” recently stated that the unvaccinated are killing people, On what evidence he bases this, I do not know.

    It’s probably as safe to make such a statement as it is to say the 2020 election was the most secure in history.

    • Amman July 19, 2021 at 7:39 pm #

      If they try this tack, can it end well?

    • Prospero July 20, 2021 at 3:27 am #

      Nov 5, 2020 — Joe Biden said: “We have put together I think the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”

  39. UrbanHick July 19, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

    Jim, I’ve gone to trusting what you had to say on urban design to fact checking everything you say the way I do forwarded emails from my octogenarian father.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/06/28/fact-check-covid-19-vaers-death-reports-not-verified/7587577002/

    “Deaths reported to VAERS are not a “death toll.” The database includes all serious adverse events following vaccination against COVID-19 — regardless of whether the vaccines are to blame. There have been more deaths reported to VAERS following COVID-19 vaccination than for other vaccines, but experts told USA TODAY that’s not because the vaccines are deadly. Anti-vaccine advocates have erroneously cited the database for decades.”

    “After someone receives a COVID-19 vaccine, their healthcare provider is required by law to report all serious adverse health events, even if the provider does not think the vaccine caused that event. These events can include death, inpatient hospitalization or a serious case of COVID-19. That reporting protocol is due to the fact that the FDA authorized the COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use.”

    And it mentions:

    “Perhaps most notably, Fox News host Tucker Carlson featured the number of deaths reported to VAERS in a May 5 segment of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

    Is that where you’re getting your info?

    I’m glad to hear COVID deaths are low. (Assuming that’s correct, but I’ll also want to fact-check that when I get a chance.) But you know when else they were low? In February and March of 2020.

    And that was when we had a far less contagious version of the bug than the delta variant.

    I’d be happy to leave unvaccinated people to their own devices but my concern is that all these unvaccinated people are going to breed an even more vigorous variant that blooms and blossoms and tears right through the vaccinated and unvaccinated populations alike.

    Spreading unchecked like lies on the internet.

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 1:09 pm #

      So the jabbed at Micky D’s and Disneyland have medical follow-up? Kinda doubt that.

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 1:09 pm #

      All of your information is false. Because you get it from the people who are making money hand-over-fist convincing you to take their poison.

    • JackStraw July 19, 2021 at 1:14 pm #

      Are you aware that only 6% of reported Covid deaths are actually due to Covid?

      The current tally for deaths in the US is 613,086, which means only 36,785 people have died from Covid.

      Keep living in fear and believing the lies.

    • Slugoon July 19, 2021 at 1:49 pm #

      Well how about applying the same standards to Covid deaths where any death within 28 days of a positive test is classed as a Covid death regardless of whether Covid is to blame? Maybe if we did that the unchecked lies would even out, huh?

      If you want facts then you may also be interested in the fact that the Delta variant has been cited in more deaths in the vaccinated than the unvaccinated in England & Wales. Sorry if that doesn’t fit your own narrative.

      And have you given any thought to the possibility that mass vaccination itself has caused these so-called variants?

    • Night Owl July 19, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

      The Ghoul returns.

      • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 5:36 pm #

        I was just gonna say…

        • Night Owl July 19, 2021 at 6:01 pm #

          Pure mental illness.

          It would be sad, except it is Tekapo/Carghoul.

          It is therefore hilarious.

          • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 6:14 pm #

            It really is. Notice how this time he tried to be a little more subtle, so that his ass didn’t get tossed. LOL

          • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 10:52 pm #

            I think he also might be UrbanHick.

          • Night Owl July 20, 2021 at 5:05 am #

            My post was in reference to “Urban Hick”

            🙂

          • MaryQueen July 20, 2021 at 11:09 pm #

            Oh sorry I meant he might also be that Mike guy.

          • Redneck Liberal July 23, 2021 at 6:07 am #

            July 20, 2021 at 11:09 pm #
            Oh sorry I meant he might also be that Mike guy.

            Yeah, well, Narc Troll is always finding spies in the woodpile. He’s 99.99999% wrong, in my experience…so don’t feel bad about he confuses you, MaryQ

    • Jo-G July 19, 2021 at 4:22 pm #

      ” all these unvaccinated people are going to breed an even more vigorous variant that blooms and blossoms and tears right through the vaccinated and unvaccinated populations alike. ”

      What is the selector mechanism operable in the untreated but inoperable in the treated? Since the treated are supposed to have acquired some suppression mechanism, I can understand that the treated would be the breeding ground for a variant that avoids that suppression mechanism. It is like prostitutes who take daily antibiotics to avoid bacterial STDs becoming the source for antibiotic resistant strains.

  40. thirdcoastlegend July 19, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

    Highly vaxxed Israel bans entry for vaxxed tourists:

    https://m.jpost.com/breaking-news/coronavirus-in-israel-430-new-cases-147-percent-of-tests-positive-674215

    You just can’t make this stuff up anymore.

    • malthuss July 19, 2021 at 1:31 pm #

      why

      • Amman July 19, 2021 at 7:44 pm #

        It’s all trans-ggresive is why.

    • Slugoon July 19, 2021 at 1:43 pm #

      Hmmm, took 120 people there last Thursday. Maybe they were all locals, I didn’t look too hard.

      It will be interesting to see how the media spins the Israel situation.

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 5:48 pm #

      Completely cuckoo.

  41. Blackbird July 19, 2021 at 1:29 pm #

    Slow, small, and close to home. Ultimately, what else can the individual/family/small community do but unplug from the matrix and begin the long, slow, slog toward self-sufficiency? But for every varmint-chasin’, hail-cursin’, tomato-canner, there are 3 or 4 sages tut-tutting and warning of approaching doom from the cities. Strangely, I never hear any useful suggestions from those who warn against the folly of attempting self-sufficiency. Curl up and die maybe?

    We’re not all Amish out here in flyoverland. A lot of folks with more weapons than patience. Got a stranger in the melon patch? Well step on out there and say “Howdy”, then chamber a round. That interlopin’ sumbitch might not be able to add nothin’ and nothin’ but he’ll learn some manners while setting a record for the hundred yard dash. So he shows up with some friends next time… A gun battle sounds quite different from target shootin’. Your neighbors will hear the noise and realize Tourist Season has begun. Folks in the cities keep sendin’ ‘em, folks in the country keep shootin’ ‘em. Slow, small, and close to home – life and death during the last gasps of the American Empire.

    • Wizard of the Saddle July 19, 2021 at 2:14 pm #

      This is exactly how that’ll play out.

      Best advice for Big City Wokesters: Stay put. Don’t come prowling ‘round small town America in “flyover country” for supplies. Otherwise you may learn just how “deplorable” our response can be.

      • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 3:55 pm #

        And stop going into minority areas and taking their vaccines.

    • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 3:58 pm #

      People want to meet Ellie Mae, but instead they’ll run into Jethro on acid playing with his AR-15.

    • Trean July 19, 2021 at 5:50 pm #

      You know if you shoot them straight off their friends won’t find out where to show up for a fight. You’ll also gain 150lbs of good compost able fertilizer. Better to expend 1 bullet than have to use a hundred.

      • Blackbird July 19, 2021 at 10:25 pm #

        Yeah, I know, but it’s always so hard to shoot the first one. I mean it was just a melon, or two – ok three, and…

        BANG!

        Trean: You were sayin”?

        Me: I’ll get the shovel.

    • Amman July 19, 2021 at 7:48 pm #

      I personally think many large cities might be cucked. But its a big country that can re-invent.

      • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 9:35 pm #

        How about your country in the Deep South stretching from Georgia to New Orleans? With Atlanta as the capital and Louis Farakhan as your first president or king?

        • Amman July 19, 2021 at 11:06 pm #

          Lol. Yeah, right. Got any suggestions for names for this place?

          • Rain Waters July 20, 2021 at 5:13 pm #

            Johanasberg of curse

          • Amman July 21, 2021 at 2:17 am #

            Guess the South will rise again.

  42. Billingsgate July 19, 2021 at 1:31 pm #

    Yes, Joe headpiece-filled-with-straw Biden was a brilliant choice to be figurehead of these marvels. Gotta hand it to them.

    • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 3:57 pm #

      Oz never gave nuthin to the spin man
      That he didn’t already have.

    • Amman July 21, 2021 at 2:18 am #

      Hollow man.

  43. 100th Avatar July 19, 2021 at 1:32 pm #

    “CBS 60-Minutes led its Sunday night show with more Covid scare stories.”

    OK Boomer

    CBS is nothing but a vehicle for prescription peddlers.
    Has been for a long time.

    They know their demographic intimately.

    Old people on the top of life’s escalator.
    Next stop: ever-after.

    Sitting at the breakfast table with the S-M-T-W-TH-F-SA med dispenser.
    Now 6” deep per day.

    • thirdcoastlegend July 19, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

      The volume of Big Pharma advertising in the MSM is unbelievable.

      You’d think people would catch on.

      You’d be wrong.

    • Q. Shtik July 19, 2021 at 3:01 pm #

      Sitting at the breakfast table with the S-M-T-W-TH-F-SA med dispenser. – 100th

      ==========

      OMG! this is sooo true. Peter’s med dispenser has 4 rows each with a slot for each day of the week: morning, lunchtime, before dinner, after dinner. I shit you not.

      • Q. Shtik July 19, 2021 at 3:03 pm #

        In case I’m confusing you…the whole plastic dispenser has 28 pill slots.

        • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm #

          4×7=82

          • Blackbird July 19, 2021 at 4:48 pm #

            There’s “I love Big Brother”, then there’s “4×7=82”.

          • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 9:37 pm #

            By Rosicrucian addition (base 10): 8+2=10 and 1+0=1

            There is only ONE, Nightbird!

          • Blackbird July 19, 2021 at 9:52 pm #

            Soooo…

            Four times seven really equals 1. And nothing equals more than 9. Now I don’t have to take my shoes off to do math.

          • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 11:40 pm #

            Yes. Now 9/11 – equaling 20 and thus 2. Eternal duality, separation from God. Satanism.

            And if one used Q’s grammar and got 28, it would come out the same as 82.

            Keep your toes just in case. Be practical.

  44. malthuss July 19, 2021 at 1:33 pm #

    This is for Heckler and Yohannon and whoever wants it,

    I have read some of Magnus Hirshfeld’s work (I can’t remember the title) but he literally talks about the strong powerful Transgender German soldiers (and also the black and women soldiers) defending Germany on the western front (though I do recall he did say that most them were terrible soldiers). It reminded me so much of current woke advertisements (e.g. CIA recruitment ads).

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/3f1zkc3510osrwg/Photo%2019-7-21%2C%2010%2001%2014%20pm.png?dl=0

  45. Not_GeorgeT July 19, 2021 at 1:38 pm #

    “The long, strange trip sputters out. And then begins the long hard job of finding a way to live that actually makes sense. Hint: it’s smaller, slower, closer to home, and in many ways better.”

    Sound to me a lot like what I’ve read in some books.

    • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 4:03 pm #

      Slow food restaurants in Willoughby. Takes an hour to get served and another hour to eat. Not busy. Too slow. Most people prefer faster and simpler, like peanut butter on bread.

      • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 6:28 pm #

        In Willoughby a man can slow down to a walk and live life full-measure.

        • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 9:40 pm #

          One Crusader commander had his man cut a chair in twain with his broadsword. In response, Saladin had his man float a feather that he caught with his scimitar, cutting the feather in twain.

  46. Slugoon July 19, 2021 at 1:38 pm #

    Jim, you can make that line between Montauk and the Farallon Islands into a great circle and spin it, gimbal-like, any which way around the globe. The insanity is everywhere.

    I’ve been chatting to quite a few people recently about vaccinations. Nobody I’ve spoken to has been bothered about me not having one but a great number of them admit to having had it purely in the hope of avoiding travel restrictions or any of the other increasingly heavy-handed tactics being employed, not because they have any fear of a virus. How screwed up is that?

    Meanwhile, we are celebrating “Freedom Day” here in the UK with the delicious irony that our Prime Minister and Health Secretary (double-jabbed, of course) are both locked in their houses isolating. Roll on that seismic systemic shock.

  47. malthuss July 19, 2021 at 1:39 pm #

    YO
    BRH

    Two centuries ago Sarah Baartman died after years spent in European “freak shows”.

    Now rumours over a possible Hollywood film about Baartman’s life have sparked controversy.

    Sarah Baartman died on 29 December 1815, but her exhibition continued.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35240987

  48. wm5135 July 19, 2021 at 1:41 pm #

    “The trouble is: narrative is not the truth.” JHK

    Just what did people think George H.W. Bush had in mind when he spoke the words “New World Order”?

    Just who did people think Gingrich and Kissinger were defining when they spoke of the “Useless Eaters”?

    Why do so many people believe the narrative they have lived and acted out in the late 20th and early 21st centuries is a life raft and not a pair of concrete sneakers?

    What is the difference between Afghanistan and the United States? The citizens of Afghanistan are willing to die for their children’s future and the citizens of the United States are looking for the highest bidder.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 6:35 pm #

      SNL 1988:

      Dana Carvey as GHWB: “A thousand points of light. Stay the course. A thousand points of light.”

      John Lovitz as George Dukakis: “I can’t Believe I’m losing to this guy!”

    • Rain Waters July 20, 2021 at 5:17 pm #

      welcome to Kabul then, enjoy your stay.

  49. BackRowHeckler July 19, 2021 at 1:59 pm #

    I saw that link you posted yesterday Malth.

    I doubt any film about Sarah Baartman would be a blockbuster. She’s not exactly a heroic figure. No doubt a movie featuring this woman would be more about racism and colonialism than anything else. Having said that, circus and carnival sideshows from back in the day that featured ‘freaks’ (mostly people physically and intellectually handicapped)? appealing to the pruriently voyaristic, were both cruel and crude.

    This poor woman was shown around the UK, the promoters made a few bucks, and she died at age 26.

    Malthus, LA is in lockdown apparently. What’s that mean for you, personally? Can you still shop for groceries, order in a restaurant etc. Also, the tens of thousands of homeless people on LA streets, how are they ‘Locking Down’?

    Brh
    Brh

    • Blackbird July 19, 2021 at 4:33 pm #

      The Sarah Baartman movie will be a blockbuster and you will love it – or else. Even more popular – and inspiring- than Black Panther. Rave reviews from all the critics. Scoopin’ up awards like a giant pelican. The question is, now as it was over two hundred years ago, how to get a piece of that action.

      • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 9:41 pm #

        Big and Black is the new beauty standard. Maximum junk in the truck. Start eatin’ girls.

        • Blackbird July 19, 2021 at 10:12 pm #

          And for girls who just ain’t got the time to pack the trunk, there are butt-lifts. The mobile clinics (guy in a van in the Walmart parking lot) generally use fix-a-flat, but some have upgraded to cement, with mixed results…

        • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 10:46 pm #

          Lizzo is leading the way, even Beyonce looks skinny now.

        • malthuss July 20, 2021 at 12:10 am #

          I call it ‘shelf butt’.

          • BackRowHeckler July 20, 2021 at 4:40 am #

            The Brothers love it. Big Butts was the main topic of conversation amongst the dudes I worked with.

          • Rain Waters July 20, 2021 at 5:20 pm #

            resembles that used to pop out office chairs on the workin girl

    • malthuss July 20, 2021 at 12:10 am #

      I am using a mask, in stores.
      The shitty seems on the verge of chaos.

      All that is needed is a powerdown.

  50. BackRowHeckler July 19, 2021 at 2:06 pm #

    Haha, CBS News (local) just stated today’s market meltdown is the result of ‘Covid worries’.

    #White Supremacy

    #Covid

    #Climate Change

    The causation for every negative event that ever hapoens.

    Brh

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 2:44 pm #

      You got it. There are no other issues in the world than those three.

      • Blackbird July 19, 2021 at 4:35 pm #

        The last two, of course, were caused by the first.

  51. Roundball Shaman July 19, 2021 at 2:14 pm #

    “… a relentless ‘narrative’ machine, and all it does is spin out one technicolor whopper after another.”

    When we are little kids, we sit down in our Daddy’s lap and say, ‘Tell me a story, Daddy!’ And so Daddy comes up with one or two to humor us the eager youth. A story true or made up – it makes little difference.

    Now that we are ‘adults’, we sit down in the lap of The Indoctrination Box be it television, computer, cellphone, video, whatever… and we say, ‘Tell me a story, My New Daddy!’ And so our New Daddy makes up story after story to humor us eager ‘grownups’. And just about every story that Our New Daddy tells us is a damned lie. And with each story, the lies get bigger and more outlandish.

    But we love our New Daddy and we love to sit in His Lap and we love to be lied to… and so on and on it goes. New Daddy likes it this way. Those who benefit from New Daddy’s stories LOVE it this way. And now, we love it too. And the more outlandish the lies, the more we seem to eat it all up.

    “America is on a bad trip. The country has lost its way…”

    In the early ‘60s there was a TV show called Route 66. It was about two young men who freely moved about the country seeking fun and adventure and short jobs to get money to keep on traveling. And they found that fun and adventure and those jobs in every town they stayed in.

    If ‘Route 66′ were being made today, it would be about two young men or whatever sex they chose to be that day who fought restrictions and waved Covid passports around to be able to move laboriously around the country seeking fun and adventure and short jobs to get money to keep on traveling and finding none
    of any of that. In fact, instead of tooling around the nation from coast to coast they would heading out to cross the border in search of a place like the one they used to know back in the ‘60s.

    “These are the sort of shocks we’re facing. Things get very real, elbowing out the hallucinations. The long, strange trip sputters out. And then begins the long hard job of finding a way to live that actually makes sense.”

    The Route 66 boys are living the answer. Fast… loose… mobile… one step ahead of the devil on their heels that’s chasing them. And never ever sitting in Daddy’s lap ever again.

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 2:43 pm #

      Excellent post.

    • Rain Waters July 20, 2021 at 5:31 pm #

      sometimes daddys stories transmorgified into a bad trip. .

      Dad and his friends would sing a song for us kids. . .

      i need a woman bout twice my age
      a lady of nobility gentility and rage
      splendid in the dark lightnin on the draw
      well go down thru the book and break each and every law

      i ve got a feelin believe it today
      one more thing ive got to say

      I need a miracle every day

      i need a woman bout twice my height
      statuesque raven dressed a goddess of the night
      her secret incantations candle burnin blue
      well consult the spirits maybe thell know what to do

      and its real believe what i say
      cant get around it cant run away

      we need a miracle every day

      we need a miracle every day

      magic song

  52. SW July 19, 2021 at 2:14 pm #

    South Africa is providing a sober look into a future with no one with any credibility in charge. Unemployment is 43% so people have plenty of time on their hands to think about how bleak the future looks and how mad they are. As far as I can tell, the police were ineffective and now the army has been called out to restore order. They were told 35 years ago after apartheid ended their lives would be better — so, JHK, it appears the narrative had a head on collision with reality.

    Our brave, heroic Democratic legislators have heroically, bravely fled to DC (the Mother Ship) rather than agree that people need an ID to vote.

    Where was the concern for people with diabetes not being able to get insulin? 40,000 US citizens a year dying with treatable diseases? Yet the government is not only willing to give us free — and really expensive — vaccines but wanting to force them on people who do not want them. And it can’t even be said that they place other people at risk b/c at this point, everyone’s been exposed and has natural immunity. And they also know that children are at zero risk but are not beating the drum for them to be vaccinated.

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 2:36 pm #

      Another dirty Dem stunt. SMH. I hope they all end up losing their jobs.

    • BackRowHeckler July 19, 2021 at 3:13 pm #

      The mob vandalized power plants and dozens of transfer stations; infrastructure from the country’s water system was destroyed. Not only were malls and grocery stores stripped clean, but food warehouses were totally looted too.

      One humorous clip on BBC showed a mall in Durban with every conceivable thing of value stolen, every store in shambles except one: a bookstore went untouched.

      Brh

      • SW July 19, 2021 at 3:45 pm #

        And there’s a video of people using a forklift to haul off larger items. I would have to say “the mob has become unruly.”

        • Blackbird July 19, 2021 at 4:39 pm #

          I would have to say that the mob has evolved to sophisticated tool use. Look out – at this rate of evolution, in a few thousand generations that bookstore will be in danger.

          • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 5:52 pm #

            Hahahahaaha!

      • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 4:08 pm #

        If you want to hide something from a Black, put it in a book.

      • rube-i-con July 19, 2021 at 4:12 pm #

        one machine gun could change all that

        just one, with resolve

      • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 10:59 pm #

        Here in the states, at the beginning of the lockdown, people stocked up on…. toilet paper.

        Yeah that’ll keep you alive in a crisis.

        • Blackbird July 20, 2021 at 1:18 am #

          Got enough toilet paper and that box of powdered mashed potatoes is gonna last forever – ask a lunch lady.

          Of course that was the old days. These days toilet paper is so expensive, scented, moisturized, printed, knitted it’s almost a shame to throw it away. TP Taters are only gonna be found in the finest diners of a world made with one hand behind my back.

      • Rain Waters July 20, 2021 at 5:34 pm #

        the vid of that former storage facility is the best one out of SA.

        NARRATIVE SLAMS REAL

  53. SW July 19, 2021 at 2:17 pm #

    00ps — I meant are now beating the drum for them to be vaccinated.

    The legislators who have fled to DC are from Texas. But Abbot says he’ll keep calling special sessions until he can cancel their pay for nonperformance of duty.

  54. Night Owl July 19, 2021 at 2:50 pm #

    “The long, strange trip sputters out. And then begins the long hard job of finding a way to live that actually makes sense. Hint: it’s smaller, slower, closer to home, and in many ways better.”

    The latter is one of the reasons I moved to Europe. We live in a nice neighborhood not too far from the center of a medium-sized city, but some of our neighbors here have chickens and very impressive gardens, and we help each other out.

    Regarding the former: IDK about that. The WEF’s Covid and Climate hoaxes are far from sputtering out. The French are marching against forced vaccines, and Germany is dealing with what is starting to look like an episode similar to what happened when the power grid was taken out in Texas.

    The question here now seems to be whether the flood waters were purposely released on unsuspecting villages, as the nearby Talsperren were “allowed” to overflow. It would certainly fit with the “predictions” of coming climate catastrophes our DAVOS friends were recently warning of.

    Where have I heard this before?

    • Islander July 19, 2021 at 3:53 pm #

      HI, NO,

      As I started to look at the picture and think about it, I couldn’t help noticing

      (1) that the climate change people started bleating that this was caused by global warming **immediately.**

      It was indecent, really. A new form of “I told you so.”

      Almost like Schadenfreude.

      These types of sentiments are not uttered at a funeral.

      (2) there was a story by an English reporter named I think Stokes, writing for I think a Reading (UK) paper, in which she stated that the weather watchers in Germany give clear information some days before the heavy rains started that a very bad situation was shaping up in *exactly* the areas—the smaller rivers were named that became raging torrents— where the very bad situ shaped up. Question: Why wasn’t this info urgently transmitted to local authorities? Why didn’t the govs of the affected Laender send out emergency vehicles with loud speakers telling people to evacuate and where to go? Etc.

      There is a story in The Times but most of it behind a paywall
      https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/germany-knew-the-floods-were-coming-but-the-warnings-didnt-work-cn99wjxzs

      (3) Why didn’t Merkel ***immediately*** returnn from the USA or wherever she was on Wednesday, to take over directing the situation? Could it be that she is incapable of doing so?

      (4) As if on cue, the “global warming” message becomes: There must be a centralized office for all of Europe so that the way emergencies are dealt with is *consistent* throughout Europe. Uh, no. No centralized authority is needed if each country and each province does its job. Just like, say, each Land has its own education authority, etc. To use the failures of (some) local authorities to act professionally is not a good excuse to put idiots in charge of even more!!! Of course such an EU-level “Authority” would quickly manifest mission creep and provide a structure on which all kinds of other enforcement entities could be piggy-backed. All withouit a single vote of the electorate or national parliaments, more behavioral enforcement run from Brussels, one with a great potential to (mis)use and abuse fear to control people’s lives and choices.

      BTW, in the nice area where you live, are you coming under vax pressure, testing pressure, etc. ? Or are people leaving the unjabbed more or less alone?

      • Night Owl July 19, 2021 at 6:14 pm #

        Yep. This is the full-court press to fully realize the New Normal.

        “there was a story by an English reporter named I think Stokes, writing for I think a Reading (UK) paper, in which she stated that the weather watchers in Germany give clear information some days before the heavy rains started that a very bad situation was shaping up in *exactly* the areas—the smaller rivers were named that became raging torrents— where the very bad situ shaped up. Question: Why wasn’t this info urgently transmitted to local authorities? Why didn’t the govs of the affected Laender send out emergency vehicles with loud speakers telling people to evacuate and where to go? Etc.”

        This is an issue, certainly, but the bigger issue IMO (and this is the big debate here atmo) is the Talsperren. It appaers at this point that they let the floodwaters run over. It is one of those things that just doesn’t randomly happen. This is why I compared it to what happened in Texas.

        The fact that there is virtually no aid for the towns affected and (as you mentioned) that Merkel could seem to give a fuck is just another rotes Fähnchen for me.

        Lastly there is the fact that they are refusing to let groups like ElternStehenAuf assist, and they say it is for political reasons. The local politicians are participating in the destruction. And most of these towns are low-income folks ravaged by the lockdowns.

        If the criminals responsible for this ever hang, I will have a front row seat.

        • Islander July 19, 2021 at 6:51 pm #

          Do you have any links re Talsperren?

          • Night Owl July 20, 2021 at 5:06 am #

            There is a piece up on Reitschuster right now that discusses it.

          • Islander July 20, 2021 at 9:13 am #

            N.O.:

            I understand the words here but I don’t get the point being made (https://reitschuster.de/post/zerstoertes-stolberg-hundertschaft-schuetzt-innenstadt-vor-pluenderern/).

            “Dass die Dreilägerbachtalsperre die Flut ausgelöst hat, ist in Stolberg gesicherte Erkenntnis. Dass die den Grundablass geöffnet haben, glaube ich nicht. Die ist irgendwann übergelaufen, und das war dann der Tropfen, der das Fass zum Überlaufen gebracht hat. Die Fehler wurden im Vorfeld gemacht.

            Die hätten schon am Freitag damit beginnen müssen, den Pegel zu senken. Das hätte vermutlich einen halben Tag Luft geschafft und so den GAU vermieden.”

            In what way did the Dreilägerbachtalsperre cause the flood? Are people saying that it should have been opened early so that the water could flow more gradually? Instead of waiting for the water to spill over the Talsperren? How would that have affected the total mass of water? The rain was falling everywhere, not only behind the Talsperren. From Google maps I can see that the whole area is full of little streams and appears to be tightly “managed.”

            I don’t see that any of the Talsperren broke. I don’t see that there were actual flash floods.
            What are people now saying would have been the best way to handle the huge masses of water?

            Maybe if the authorities had lifted their gaze out of their Corona-nabel for a while and looked at the real world around them this would not have happened. Kurz: screwed-up basic priorities?

          • Night Owl July 20, 2021 at 10:16 am #

            As I understand it here, they should have opened them to control or manage the flow instead of allowing them to overflow uncontrollably. Also, they had advanced warning that the dams were in danger of overflowing, but they did nothing. There was also discussion of non-functioning siren systems in a press conference recently.

            Basically, no one appears to have done anything. And of course, it appears local farmers and other private citizens are doing much of the cleanup. Like every other crisis of late, the little guy seems to be paying for everything.

          • Night Owl July 20, 2021 at 10:17 am #

            A bit from the press conference I mentioned:

            https://twitter.com/TiloJung/status/1417103735457783813

        • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 8:51 pm #

          Sounds like a Katrina-styled gentrification takeover to me.

          This is part of the neo-colonization, in additional to the Great Reset plans… watch someone with $$$ roll in (like Blackrock?) and buy up everything…

    • Slugoon July 19, 2021 at 4:35 pm #

      You’ve probably seen it Owl but Bozo has today announced mandatory vaccination for nightclubbers from September. The vax passes (just a conspiracy theory, of course) are finally on the way starting with the most unaffected demographic. Fucking fascist cunts, I’m not standing for any more of this. When did we turn into East Germany?

      • Night Owl July 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm #

        I have said it since the start. Whatever they say, the opposite is true.

        It just came out in Germany that although the press claimed Merkel would never institute mandatory vaxxes, in private she has been one of the biggest proponets.

        I am right where you are, brother. It is on.

        • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2021 at 9:07 pm #

          …in private she has been one of the biggest proponets.(sic)”

          Would this information be coming from “someone familiar with the Chancellor’s thinking”? A source you regularly debunk when others offer it?

          • Night Owl July 20, 2021 at 4:58 am #

            Why don’t you tell us? What was my source?

            Go on.

        • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 10:44 pm #

          RL is really cranky tonight. I think he feels he needs to represent for his dissolving Troll Triumvirate. He’s the only one left. LOL!

      • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 7:21 pm #

        Fucking fascist cunts, I’m not standing for any more of this. When did we turn into East Germany?

        What are you gonna do, Slugger? What can we do?

        • Amman July 19, 2021 at 8:02 pm #

          Reach a critical mass of people who ask that question?

        • Slugoon July 20, 2021 at 9:49 am #

          I’m heading down to London, OG, and getting out on the streets. I’ve got a colleague there who has already been to two protests but if they’re starting with this Nazi shit then it’s time to act. It probably won’t make any difference but if I don’t try I won’t forgive myself.

          • GreenAlba July 20, 2021 at 11:47 am #

            Hello Slugoon

            Still not up to commenting much but if you haven’t seen it you will be interested in this I think. My husband sent it to me. That pleased me in itself as I’m sure he’s been thinking I’ve lost the plot.

            https://www.covid19assembly.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Letter-to-Sir-Simon-Stevens.pdf

            It’s long – haven’t read it all yet.

            Take my good wishes to London with you.

          • GreenAlba July 20, 2021 at 11:54 am #

            Interesting who it’s been cc’d to.

          • Amman July 21, 2021 at 2:21 am #

            Good Luck. Your actions help a lot to everyone everywhere else.

          • Slugoon July 21, 2021 at 7:51 am #

            Hi Alba, I hope you’re feeling better and thanks for the link. I’ve read through it several times and I’m not sure what’s worse, the scale of the accusations or the fact that it will just get censored and buried.

            All of the legal points have been discussed here on the blog and called ‘conspiracy theories’ by many: censorship of opposing views, no interest in natural immunity or alternative treatments, pushing vaccines to the exclusion of all else, no system of vaccine follow-up or honest reporting, vaccination to get a vaccination passport and not for clinical need, nepotism, financial ties between government, PPE suppliers, Big Pharma and Bill Gates, fraudulent testing, dishonest presentation of death statistics, inciting fear and overstating risk, blatant lies, back-pedalling and goalpost-moving by government, regular rule breaches by government officials, symbolic and ineffective mask wearing…

            I’ve sent a letter to my local MP that is as strongly worded as I can make it while hopefully avoiding a knock on the door from the TikTok dancing police. Speaking of which, I was disappointed to see Cressida Dick’s name on the Cc list, a bigger tool of the establishment one could not find.

            I’m restarting my position that I’m not anti-vax, I’m pro-choice and, deeply cynical as I am by nature, what’s been going on these past sixteen months has done nothing to convince me that what’s going on here is normal or rational.

          • Slugoon July 21, 2021 at 4:01 pm #

            Oh, and I see that Simon Stevens (Head of the NHS) is in bed with the World Economic Forum along with Gates, Schwab, AZ, Pfizer, J&J and Moderna.

            https://www.weforum.org/people/simon-stevens

            It really is just one giant circle jerk isn’t it.

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 5:55 pm #

      I am also beginning to suspect a lot of dirty play with regards to these catastrophic events. We did find that it was the feds who caused the Texas blackout fiasco. And there were many questionable fires in CA, such as the Paradise fire, etc.

      Zero Hedge reported on the fact that warnings went completely unheeded. So that’s good evidence that if it may have actually been planned.

      • Islander July 19, 2021 at 6:53 pm #

        Do you have any links/analysis regarding the Texas fiasco?

        I thouight the story (!!??) was that Texas had refused to link its system to the US grid or something?

        And that’s why there were so many outages?

        • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 8:53 pm #

          No, they were refused. I’m sorry – I didn’t save the article I read, but it was pretty clear that Biden made the decision not to let them have the backup from other states’ grids.

          • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2021 at 9:00 pm #

            No, they weren’t “refused” – they declined the offer. The arrogance of The Big State.

          • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 9:18 pm #

            Well your version is from the MSM.

            So, therefore, a lie.

          • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 9:23 pm #

            Also, the feds wouldn’t grant all counties emergency relief: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/white-house-partially-approves-governor-abbotts-request-for-a-major-disaster-declaration

          • Night Owl July 20, 2021 at 5:48 pm #

            Yes, that was the issue.

            They cited environmental reasons for not allowing the plants to increase output to cover for the problem areas.

        • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 8:56 pm #

          This explains it, but of course the fact checkers said it’s not true. But I honestly don’t know how else Texas’ grid would have gone down.

          https://www.usasupreme.com/images-texans-froze-to-death-because-biden-admin-ordered-ercot-to-throttle-energy-output-by-forcing-it-to-comply-with-environmental-green-energy-standards/

          • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2021 at 9:04 pm #

            The fact-checkers are right (again).

            How did the Texas grid go down?

            The administration of the grid decided to save money by not winterizing as recommended, because “it’ll never get that cold”.

            The Texas grid is separate from surrounding networks because the politicians at the time didn’t want to be part of something the Federal government MIGHT regulate. Your ‘fiasco’ was the result, yet the actual villians want to blame the Biden administration. Ha. Ha. Ha.

          • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2021 at 9:05 pm #

            Narc Troll had a shot at this argument some months back. He linked to an article that said the exact opposite of what he claimed it said. Pathetic.

          • Night Owl July 20, 2021 at 5:50 pm #

            Whoops, I was too quick above.

            “After Texas Gov Abbott declared a state of emergency back on Feb 12 Biden administration ordered ERCOT to throttle energy output by forcing it to comply with environmental green energy standards,”

            That was it, though.

      • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2021 at 8:58 pm #

        Do you ever READ what you post?

        “beginning to suspect”; “dirty play”; “the feds caused Texas blackout” (as opposed to the weather & poor planning); “questionable fires”; “So that’s good evidence that if it may have actually been planned”.

        When your a conspiracy hammer, everything is clearly, obviously, without a doubt, a conspiracy nail.

        • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 9:19 pm #

          When you’re an establishment troll, all propaganda is fact.

          That would be you and your Bill Gates’ paid ‘fact checkers’ which you believe in like a religion.

          • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2021 at 10:03 pm #

            Right.

            The actual issue here is that you (and many like you) simply cannot believe a statement unless it is generated from someone creating “alternative facts”.

            The above particular and personal criticism of YOU, MaryQAnon, is the language in which you choose to couch your innuendo-laced bullshit.

          • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2021 at 10:08 pm #

            As you said above:

            “Well your version is from the MSM.
            So, therefore, a lie.

            ‘Nuff said. This explains your intensely ignorant worldview.

            To paraphrase your good self, “When you’re a conspiracy-infected, hive-mind unit, all facts are propaganda.”

          • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 10:42 pm #

            Fake Trae you have no credibility. It was shot when you identified/posed as a D-level YouTube ‘influencer’.

            Why are you even bothering?

  55. messianicdruid July 19, 2021 at 3:02 pm #

    amb said, “You never met Jesus Christ of Nazareth was the Son of God either.”

    Trying to guess the intent here – “is” vs. “was” and “either” confuse.

    Is He the ” son of man” as He claimed?

  56. 100th Avatar July 19, 2021 at 3:13 pm #

    Yovladnos

    OG Jim Bakker claims he never met him

    SEF says you never met him (jebus) either.

    Religious can’t fill in gaps, eh?

    • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 4:21 pm #

      You are drunk on the Blood of the Saints, just like your hero, Joe Slovo. Here’s a good picture of him, Nelson, and Winnie.

      Winnie used to charm stupid White Liberal reporters, then go put tires around people’s necks.

      The mob spoke the Truth without knowing it when they said, Let his blood be upon us.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 19, 2021 at 7:04 pm #

      OG Jim Bakker. Ha! That’s fair considering how much God & Jesus I’ve been on about lately (while God’s Word is being fulfilled Right before our very eyes).

      That’s a Real Good insult. Ya got me. Kudos.

      Right. I never met Jesus and do not even know what meeting God can possibly look like (other than Moses seeing a burning bush). God has displayed His Power to me many, many times, however.

      God & Satan exist and are, Right now, stretching their hammies for the Big Championship Match. TruStory

  57. messianicdruid July 19, 2021 at 3:34 pm #

    Testimony fills in gaps.

  58. Ed Haskell July 19, 2021 at 3:42 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler,

    Your writing is refreshingly articulate, pithy, and accurate….as always, I look forward to your next article.

  59. cowbell81 July 19, 2021 at 4:14 pm #

    “And, in the thousands, South African authorities have been arresting rioters, not right-wingers. Stateside, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is proceeding energetically not against our BLM domestic terrorists, but against Trump-voting Deplorables; hundreds of whom have been investigated and charged.”

    See the following article at Townhall by Ilana Mercer for more great personal insight to the South African debacle, soon to come to an American theater near you….

    https://townhall.com/columnists/ilanamercer/2021/07/17/south-africa-shames-us-democrats-by-uniting-against-criminality-n2592678

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 6:08 pm #

      Very interesting read. Thank you.

    • Amman July 19, 2021 at 8:11 pm #

      I think South Africa is a country which will always have a second chance.

      • Blackbird July 19, 2021 at 10:02 pm #

        Don’t they eventually become third or fourth chances?

  60. KesaAnna July 19, 2021 at 6:11 pm #

    ” The trouble is: narrative is not the truth. Generally, it’s the opposite of the truth. It’s manufactured counter-truth. The more narrative you spin, the faster you must spin off new supporting narrative to conceal the untruth of your previous narrative — until the national hive mind is lit up in unreality where nothing makes sense and the very language that separates humanity from the rough beasts becomes a social poison. ”

    Lol , well , as I have said many times before , you slit your own throat when you not only subscribed too , but jumped in with both feet , on the narrative , ” It was all about slavery ! ” concerning the American Civil War.

    Granted , the Confederacy was fighting to preserve slavery.

    But that is neither here , nor there.

    I’m pretty confident that at least 90% of the people who might read this are dressed head to foot in hats , clothes , underwear , and shoes , manufactured in countries not exactly admired and envied for their high wages and worker benefits , or their labor laws , or their human rights records.

    Ditto your grocery bill. Why do you think your grocery bill is as low as it is ?

    Hint ; It isn’t because fruit -pickers make 25 – dollars – an – hour and take vacations on the Riviera or Yellowstone.

    That is , your economy is as dependent on slave labor in 2021 as it was in 1861.

    Except you don’t call it slavery , which perhaps only indicates you are less honest and have less integrity than those knuckle – dragging Neanderthal Confederates ?

    No , whatever were the Confederate reasons , ” Manifest Destiny ” is a fine – sounding euphemism for Imperialism.

    And that is what Mr. Lincoln and his pals were fighting for.

    Likewise you slit your own throat with this business of underlining , in triplicate , in quadruple , and near 80 years later , the extermination of some Jews.

    As if a half dozen other genocides in the same time frame didn’t happen , or somehow weren’t just as important.

    — They weren’t important.

    The slaughter of some Ukrainians , Cambodians , Tibetans , Rwandans , etc , etc , etc , isn’t particularly of any great significance to the average Joe American.

    The extermination of some Jews in Germany is sooooo emphasized because it suits this narrative that the U.S. Military – Industrial – Complex Empire is necessary.

    Your ( ? ) government didn’t fight the Germans and the Japanese over human rights.

    Like the American Civil War , the motive of the U.S. government in fighting the war was for empire.

    Which brings us up to the present.

    It turns out that the price to be paid for being able to travel from coast to coast without a passport is pretty darn hefty.

    — too hefty for anyone who can’t afford to vacation in Monaco.

    It turns out that Manifest Destiny means the same thing as Globalization ; It means you don’t have a home , a country , anymore.

    As for the Military – Industrial Complex U.S. Empire ;

    History should have taught you that empire is never a good thing for the average Joe.

    But then , sadly , people never do learn from history.

    I suppose then that the end of the Happy Motoring culture , and they can pay Pakistani college graduates half of what they pay you , WILL teach you that empire was never a good thing for the average Joe.

    • Night Owl July 19, 2021 at 6:27 pm #

      Kesa, the idea that the South was fighting to preserve slavery is debatable.

      As much as I dislike him on certain other issues, Morris Berman has some interesting chapters on this in Why America Failed.

      • KesaAnna July 19, 2021 at 6:46 pm #

        I’m mixed race so …..

        and long story short …..

        …. I don’t exactly , entirely , buy into the morally simplistic Uncle Tom’s Cabin – take on how slavery worked in reality.

        ” the idea that the South was fighting to preserve slavery is debatable. ”

        Like MOST wars , there were MANY issues.

        For example , I myself fly the Confederate flag , 365 days a year , because I subscribe to secession and subsidiarity .

        Secession ; Not slavery.

        Subsidiarity ; Not slavery.

        Naturally it drives me up the wall all these motives ascribed to me that don’t even apply.

        Its folks ascribing THEIR priorities TO ME more often than not.

        Funny that you of all people replied !

        I just posted a German – equivalent directed at you ! Lol. .

      • Islander July 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm #

        The Civil War was a fight for control of the American West.

        I base this contention on Colin Woodard, American Nations; Alvin Josephy, The Civil War in the American West; and John Ehle, Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation; also Frederick Law Olmstead, The Cotton Kingdom.

        • Amman July 19, 2021 at 8:27 pm #

          Yes, an intelligent and a-romantic position.

        • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 9:50 pm #

          Yes, two different elites, basically. Promoting two different ways of life, the industrial vs the agricultural. Slavery was the symbol of the latter and the catalyst for what commenced. They did want to extend it, but it obviously would not have played much of a role outside the deep South. And it would have ended sooner or later in any case.

          With the taboo in place against Black farm labor, the Yankees were then enabled to bring in a new hostile people to work the Sacramento valley and ranches in general, namely the Mexicans. Now they’re everywhere, further weakening the Former United States of America (FUSA).

          • Amman July 19, 2021 at 11:11 pm #

            OK, Correct me If I’m wrong but I thought Mexico was and still is an American state. Albeit North…

          • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 11:32 pm #

            No, Mexico isn’t a state but a State, its own separate Nation.

            I thought you were an Afro-American. Are you from the country of Africa?

          • Amman July 20, 2021 at 7:25 am #

            So now you are telling me that Mexico is a separate country from the US? Thanks a peso, Einstein. If you must know, I am an ex-NY’er in 911 exile.

          • Amman July 20, 2021 at 7:30 am #

            Mexico was and still is a (North) American state. – Ed

          • malthuss July 20, 2021 at 11:27 am #

            AMMAN

            ‘t I thought Mexico was and still is an American state’

            No, USA is North Mexico. you got it ass backwardz.

          • Islander July 21, 2021 at 5:40 pm #

            Well, maybe two ways of life, or maybe just two ways of viewing the oncoming development of global economies.

            Most of the “advanced” plantations (in Mississippi, LA, east Texas, etc) were run by overseers. Heavily in hock to banks. Supplying commodities to the world market. No “culture” here.

        • Tate July 20, 2021 at 11:37 am #

          Back in my libertardian days, I subscribed to the theory that the War of Northern Aggression was a fight for control of the American West. That argument has a lot of merit going for it.

          But that’s not in essence how to explain that conflict. It was more a war about what to do with a people who are inherently different than the White majority. Why do you think for thousands of years slavery was never a moral issue? But suddenly when one people enslaved a very different people, it became one? It’s because it opened up a host of moral abuses involving slavery that never existed before that era. People in their hearts don’t change, only circumstances do.

    • Amman July 19, 2021 at 8:12 pm #

      Sheesh to you.

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 8:59 pm #

      “That is , your economy is as dependent on slave labor in 2021 as it was in 1861.

      Except you don’t call it slavery , which perhaps only indicates you are less honest and have less integrity than those knuckle – dragging Neanderthal Confederates ?”

      Completely agree.

      • Night Owl July 20, 2021 at 5:54 pm #

        Indeed. The fact that slavery was ongoing in the North through most of the war is also something they never seem to teach the kiddies in school.

        • MaryQueen July 20, 2021 at 11:16 pm #

          And that only 7% of Americans owned slaves, is another. They would have us think that almost everyone owned a slave.

        • Islander July 21, 2021 at 8:31 am #

          NO:
          Do you mean the Civil War?
          In that case I am quite sure you are wrong.

          Pre–Revolution there was slavery throughout the colonies, although it had a very different character in the North from the South.

          States were admitted to the Union (officially, after the Rev) in pairs—no slavery in the north, slavery in the south. “The South” did start surprisingly close to NYC!!

          This page has some interesting tables on this:
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slave_states_and_free_states

          The last northern state that permitted slavery was NY, until 1799.

          There was no single cause of the Civil War. There were many different and overlapping interests. It was IMO in great part a response to the changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution, radiating out from Britain.

          • Night Owl July 21, 2021 at 11:33 am #

            There were slave states in the North up to nearly the end of the conflict. The War Aims Resolution of 1861 established why the North was fighting, and stopping slavery was not part of that.

            Five slave states fought for the North and were ending slavery of key importance to the North, they never would have allowed those states to be a part of the coalition. Slavery also continued inofficially in the North even after the war.

            I mentioned before that (among other places), there is a great section in Why America Failed by Morris Berman on why the North was fighting the war.

            We know history is written by the victors, and I think this is a good example of exactly that.

          • Islander July 21, 2021 at 8:34 pm #

            NO:
            “There were slave states in the North up to nearly the end of the conflict. ”

            Do you have a source or sources for that statement?

            Some years ago read a lot of Morris Berman.

            I found a lot of his ideas interesting.
            Then I discovered that he actually was a s—, full of ridiculous prejudices as expressed in the blog he maintained, populated mostly by sycophants.

            I still found his ideas “interesting” but not so much.

            Not enough to trump the writings of other historians, not to be casually dismissed as the writings of the victors.

            However, he is worth revisiting.

            Will await your sourcing for slavery persisting in nonslave states of the North past the Civil War.

          • SW July 22, 2021 at 7:47 am #

            You might want to check out a series of essays about the South. —
            I’ll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition (Library of Southern Civilization) Paperback – January 1, 1978
            by Twelve Southerners (Author), Jr. Rubin, Louis D. (Introduction)

            Slavery was an abomination and had to be stopped but that wasn’t the only reason for the Civil War.

          • Islander July 22, 2021 at 10:09 am #

            SW:

            I’ll Take My Stand not in our CLAMS library system.

            Will look for it elsewhere.

            Thanks.

            There are many very revealing and thought-provoking comments recorded by Frederick Law Olmstead in his journeys through the states of the antebellum South. He was extremely observant of all facets of the life, agriculture, land, culture, etc. of the South. The South was truly “underdeveloped,” despite the many large and profitable plantations in many regions (not all). The Cotton Kingdom has been criticized by the PC crowd because Olmstead didn’t gild any lilies. He also made an effort to convey how people spoke, and this has made his book enemies.

            Quite a lot of info on how plantations were financed by bank loans, the interest rates charged, the problems with the slave labor system—a system that many wanted to get out of but couldn’t see how. Even Olmstead acknowledged this.

    • Amman July 20, 2021 at 7:48 am #

      @KesaAnna – Sorry but I found your (good) post a tad long. From the details, I sense Germany is not going to be the cavalry for anyone.

  61. KesaAnna July 19, 2021 at 6:38 pm #

    @ Nightowl

    And I would say , roughly , the same thing about Germany.

    Granted , no , people weren’t exactly beating down the doors trying to get into East Germany.

    But , as long as East Germany existed , an alternative existed , however hypothetical the alternative .

    Hypothetical or not , the alternative , and the threat of the alternative , existed.

    Well, I haven’t been on German soil since 1975.

    So I’m guessing.

    And my guess would be that in a united Germany , unless you can afford a Mercedes Benz , and can afford vacations in Monaco , your alternative is …….

    ….. there isn’t one.

    Turns out Merkel has ten times as much power than Honecker could imagine in his wildest dreams.

    So , no , I’m not a Communist or an Atheist , but the idea that this has been progress ? Laughable !

    • Night Owl July 19, 2021 at 6:40 pm #

      Hahahaha.

      Alternatives are good. This is pretty central to most of what I write here.

      • Islander July 19, 2021 at 6:56 pm #

        Daher, AfD?

        • Night Owl July 20, 2021 at 4:59 am #

          Die Basis for our household.

          • Islander July 20, 2021 at 9:16 am #

            Right.

  62. tully July 19, 2021 at 8:16 pm #

    A look inside one of the Covid 19 units at Cox South in Springfield, Mo.

    https://www.coxhealth.com/newsroom/inside-covid-19-unit/

    A staff member in one photo is the sister of a coworker; he was the one who sent me the link which Cox released today.

    Guessing some won’t even look at it, much less read it. Others will say the whole thing is a hoax, and maybe those people are crises actors. They will be wrong. But I can’t read JHK’s post and the comments today and not share a link to this story.

    I still think the bug that arrived in 2020 and ran through this spring was a serious risk only to the frail elderly and those with comorbidities. What showed up here not quite two months ago is worse, and hitting younger, healthier people.

    New info has presented itself locally, and I have had to revise my thinking. Hopefully what is happening here will not spread throughout the country.

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 9:00 pm #

      What hit us was the vaccines.

      • tully July 20, 2021 at 6:20 am #

        Our vaccination rate is one of the lowest in the country. It took Greene Co 53 days to go from 25% to 40% vaxxed last Friday.
        No, whatever brought this on was not the shots. The bug was first detected in Taney Co (Branson) waste water in late May. That county had and still has a lower vaxx rate than Greene.

      • Night Owl July 20, 2021 at 5:56 pm #

        How were the cases uncovered?

        PCR? If so, what are we even talking about?

    • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2021 at 9:59 pm #

      Thank you, Tully. I read it all. I guess I’m just gullible but I DON’T doubt the truth and accuracy of the story as told.

      Others, no doubt, will. Some might even dare to say it “in your face” as it were, or simply sit in shameless silence.

      MaryQ’s answer (below) says it all – given her strident declarations that “the virus doesn’t exist”, she chooses to throw her vaccine conspiracy at the article as if that was a valid response.

      • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2021 at 10:00 pm #

        Well, her ‘response’ is actually above, but what a pathetic attempt at deflection.

      • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 10:21 pm #

        Fake Trae seems to be doing double duty now that his team has now been reduced 60%.

        LMAO!

      • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 10:22 pm #

        P.S. Stats are on my side, as James mentions in his piece, today.

        If you think James is tinfoil hat, why are you even here?

        • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2021 at 11:00 pm #

          Wait…what???

          The stats are on your side?

          The stats that prove the ‘virus doesn’t exist’? Please link us all to those stats.

          • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 11:18 pm #

            Already done. You didn’t like them. Oh well!

        • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2021 at 11:20 pm #

          Why am I here? That’s a good question.

          Firstly there’s the “entertainment corner” –
          In this corner, one can have a lot of fun reading your tripe, watching Narc Troll spit venom while constantly declaring he’s known all about it all along, reading faux-intellectual burblings from Vlad, and laughing at benr’s spittle-strewn, impotent, raves & rants.

          It also allows me to keep up with what the latest bullshit theories are out there now without having to spend any time watching Newsmax, OANN, or Fox or following the Twitter Troll Feeds – you guys do that for me. This place is like a can of concentrated Conspiracy Soup – however, a sniff is all that’s required.

          In the other corner, there are real Conservatives – like tucsonspur, St. Elmosfire and Elysianfields. Heck, even JohnAZ would qualify for this group. I lament the departure of Walter & Ol’scratch. From these guys, I get a reading of the political landscape of the Right, the actual Right, not the fruit loopy-Trumpian cohort of weirdos.

          • benr July 20, 2021 at 8:53 am #

            Poor lil majella dim as always.

          • Night Owl July 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm #

            I love it when Maj/Redneck feels emboldened.

            This post is written with the same tone that she once wrote about Trump telling us to “inject bleach” into our veins to fight The Coroneau.

            Good times.

          • MaryQueen July 20, 2021 at 11:18 pm #

            LOL, he’s very emboldened this week. He may be desperate for a new tag team, and so upping his game, flexing his ‘muscle’.

        • tully July 20, 2021 at 6:51 am #

          The stats in MO, AR and a couple neighboring states contradict the stats you and JHK are referencing. That is why I am passing along the link. I have also yet to hear of anyone locally having serious adverse effects, although the latter is certainly just anecdotal only. Statistically, 97% of those hospitalized here have not had the shots.

          This bug is not just sitting in the Ozarks; it is already moving into KC and StL, both starting to see their own increases in hospitalizations. Once something like this gets to cities, it always seems to start rippling out to other places. In other words, this thing will eventually spread throughout the country.

          This process is why I initially doubted the covid 19 bug last year. All these hand wringing stories from NY and CA, while here, the deaths were a few very sick old folks in nursing homes. We had very few cases. The lecturing from pols like Cuomo and Newsom made questioning the official covid narrative a sensible thing to do, imho.

          We began normalizing in June, then in Aug with the return of college students, we had a spike in cases. Things slowed down again, then spike late Nov into Jan. Dec we had the highest number of hospitalizations which we expect to top this week. Normal viruses do not normally fill lots of hospital beds in July.

          In Jan, cases began dropping undoubtedly due in part to lowering the cycles for PCR tests. It is funny business like this that strengthens people’s resolve not to get the shots. Hospitalizations declined as well.

          By early May, it appeared we were out of the woods. We wouldn’t need a high vaxx rate to finally kill off the bug it seemed.
          Now, we are back with the same level of hospitalizations as winter, only a younger sicker patient load.

          Eventually the thing will burn through the local population but the damage will be significant the way the spread and severe cases are increasing.

    • Islander July 20, 2021 at 9:22 am #

      I certainly don’t say the whole thing is a “hoax.”

      I read this:
      ““We wish everyone could see what we are seeing,” says Jeffrey Atkinson, a respiratory therapist who works in the unit. “Perception is key, and we have very few ways of expressing those images and scenarios. Everyone needs to be doing their best to help see this through. Wear a mask, get a shot, come work an extra shift, whatever you can do. This will likely be our legacy in health care. And no one wants to look back and wish that they had done more.””

      “Wear a mask, get a shot, whatever you can do.”

      This may look reasonable in the local context and as directed toward health-care workers.

      But it is not the basis for an effective public health policy, because it is not science-based. It is emotion-based.

      The point of failure is the failure to apply effective treatment protocols early.

      It is also a failure to transform unavoidable deaths into a campaign of fearmongering that actually lead to more, unnecessary, deaths and imposistion of totalitarian rules in society generally.

      • Night Owl July 20, 2021 at 6:05 pm #

        I do. But hoax means different things to different people. There is a virus of some sort that they are labeling Covid-19, but its effects on 99 percent of the population are so impercepitible that it hardly matters what they are. And the test used to find it has been proven to be fraudulent beyond the shadow of a doubt.

        The narrative from start to finish has been a dark comedy, beginning with Wuhan coppers lassoing citizens on the streets and spraying them down with a good coat of Lysol, barring them in their apartments, etc. My favorite moments were citizens appearing to crumple to the ground mid-run and die, like something out of an old B-grade horror film.

        What you will notice here on CFN is that the lowest of IQ play lots of word games, and would appeare to be incapable of understand shades of grey or nuanced thinking.

        It makes for great entertainment.

  63. Amman July 19, 2021 at 8:19 pm #

    Critical Text Theory II

    A relentless “narrative” machine. – Blunt Force Propaganda
    “Narrative is poison.” – Death of old & simple new language needed
    “Shocks to the system”- Milestones of a Long Emergency
    “Wing people.” – Agents of a foreign power/Agenda
    Countries with highest vaxx rates show most new cases.”- Whatever.
    “Get vaxxed-up or severe penalties.” – Beware! Beware!
    “Special Prosecutor John Durham.” – Let’s play the Muzak
    “China to move against Taiwan?” – Is China THAT stupid?
    “Goodness knows what will be happening in the streets then.” – Bad things
    “Finding a way to live that actually makes sense.” – Blood Simple

  64. megaculpa July 19, 2021 at 9:09 pm #

    Jim, I think Durham knows who is now running the country. And, for those who haven’t noticed, the Democrats are not brooking any interference in their program to eradicate all vestiges of Trump and his supporters. Durham’s priority, at this point, is to complete his assignment in a way that will cause the least offence to those who must be obeyed.

    • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 10:14 pm #

      Yeah, what’s the Clinton body count now?

    • tucsonspur July 19, 2021 at 10:25 pm #

      It’s the land of Garland now and a DOJ that knows it’s just us.

  65. Mike Roberts July 19, 2021 at 9:29 pm #

    Jim, you do realise that the Arizona audit found no evidence of widespread fraud, don’t you? What makes you believe that if states other than Arizona and Wisconsin carry out audits, they will find that elusive widespread voter fraud?

    Regarding truth, I’m interested to know how you determine the truth in order to label the MSM as ‘a relentless “narrative” machine, [spinning] out one technicolor whopper after another’? I’m not suggesting everything seen in the MSM is the truth but some of it is. What filter do you use?

    • tucsonspur July 19, 2021 at 10:18 pm #

      It’s simply grasping at straws, trying to keep doubt and hope alive.

      What do they say, ‘you never know’?

      • Mike Roberts July 20, 2021 at 2:39 am #

        It’s not me that is grasping at straws. Every single attempt to show electoral fraud has failed but JHK still believes good evidence is emerging, even as the opposite is true (e.g. Arizona).

        • Redneck Liberal July 20, 2021 at 6:00 am #

          (Mike, you misread TS…he’s agreeing with you…)

          • Mike Roberts July 20, 2021 at 6:43 am #

            Oh. In that case, I did misread it. Sorry, tucsonspur.

        • Night Owl July 20, 2021 at 6:08 pm #

          The evidence is rock solid, whether it makes a difference is a different story.

          The game is rigged, son. Good old Sidney wasn’t even allowed to show us her evidence.

          Imagine a situation where a lawyer for the president of the United States is blocked from presenting evidence in a court of law.

          That is how fucked we are.

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 10:40 pm #

      Hmmm

      Take-a-Poo dies, and Mike Roberts is born.

      • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2021 at 10:58 pm #

        Huh. I thought you’d already perspicaciously determined that “UrbanHick” is Tekapo..no?

        Or you could just keep slamming anyone who disagrees with you rather than addressing their points.

        • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 11:17 pm #

          Who knows or cares? They’re all losers and will eventually get the boot.

          LOL

          • Redneck Liberal July 20, 2021 at 6:51 am #

            A very telling response. You don’t know anything and you don’t care that you don’t know anything. Correct.

          • benr July 20, 2021 at 8:54 am #

            Knowing someone is a liar is enough.
            When points are made that don’t matter or lack truthiness what does it matter?
            In fact the only point you ever make majella is the point on top of your head.

    • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2021 at 10:50 pm #

      The Lame Stream Media outlets do, more than just occasionally, deliver facts & truth:

      https://www.americanoversight.org/news-roundup-a-victory-for-transparency-in-arizona

  66. tucsonspur July 19, 2021 at 10:11 pm #

    All Congressional Democrats are vaccinated. So what you say? So are 46 Republican Senators and about 100 House members last count. Remember when Graham and Rubio jumped the line?

    Rand Paul is not getting vaxed because he already had Covid.

    Trump is vaccinated

    DeSantis is vaccinated

    Tucker Carlson is vaccinated-100 to 1 odds

    (Carlson did not respond to a request for comment, and Fox News would not say whether or not the host had received the COVID-19 vaccine, though a network spokesperson did highlight comments that Carlson has made generally supporting the concept of mass vaccinations. (Carlson has hedged his warnings against the COVID-19 vaccine with a vague disclaimer, saying in broad terms that “vaccines are not dangerous. That’s not a guess; we know that pretty conclusively from the official numbers.”))

    TC knows about TV ratings.

    Many Republican governors are urging vaccinations, including ours in AZ.

    The pipsqueaks and mental midgets here are confounded. Why aren’t all these Republicans as smart as them in knowing that it’s all a big Pharma and Democratic money and power grab?

    Oh, the geniuses on this board!

    ‘Those likely to opt out of a vax are exactly those people who distrust what the government tells them, meaning probably people who did not vote for the current occupant of the White House.’ JHK

    Did the above mentioned Republicans vote for Biden?

    I like to step up to the truth ‘counter’ and get as much of it as I can. One of those truths is that spin is everywhere, and my ‘counter’ truths don’t unspin.

    • Yohannon July 19, 2021 at 10:17 pm #

      Yet thousands of Americans have died from the Vax, and hundreds of thousands have been injured. Tucker knows that and talks about it. You do not, obedient to the ruling Ethos to the very end.

      Yet you think yourself a rebel…..

      The lolocoaster laughs at it begins its epic descent.

      • tucsonspur July 19, 2021 at 10:31 pm #

        Rebel with a cause. Many more thousands saved by the vax. I’ve already mentioned the dangers of the vax. The truth, yo, the truth, or will it blind you?

        • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 11:11 pm #

          The vaccine has killed thousands of people and maimed (for life) hundreds of thousands. It’s all recorded in VAERS and other places. That’s why millions are now planning a march against the tryranny.

          It’s a shame you buy into the scam and believe proven liar politicians and the mainstream media personalities over decent humans.

          You choose your side, you live with it (or not – if what many scientists are saying about what will happen to the vaxxed this fall).

          Remember, these people you hold in high esteem at the height of the so-called pandemic were mixing & mingling in close quarters without masks when demanding we lockdown and wear them.

          How gullible. How absolutely gullible.

          • JohnAZ July 20, 2021 at 12:10 am #

            Read my question to Neurodoc later on, MQ.

          • tucsonspur July 20, 2021 at 1:36 am #

            ‘It’s a shame you buy into the scam and believe proven liar politicians and the mainstream media personalities over decent humans.’

            I haven’t bought into anything, except maybe the fact that your stupidity is ever more exposed.

            Are you a decent human? Then why try to spook me about what will ‘happen to the vaxxed this fall’? If you are out and about, not wearing a mask (which you probably are, don’t lie), and you’re in crowds (which you will most likely carefully avoid), you will probably wind up hospitalized.

            Live with it. Soon, when you become ill, (maybe you’ll be lucky), you will know the meaning of gullibility.

          • MaryQueen July 20, 2021 at 10:33 pm #

            I haven’t been sick in 35 years, and I didn’t hide from the scary covids.

            As OG says, “TruStory”.

            I bike 10 miles daily and swim a half a mile. I take vitamin supplements. I’m a vegetarian. I am 57 and have a shitload of energy every day.

            I understand that vitamin d, C and other supplements + a great diet is the key to not getting viruses. So far, so good. No masking, no hand sanitizer, never stopped shaking hands with strangers, hugging or being near other people.

            Healthy as a horse. And when I drop dead, that’s fine. We all die.

          • Mike Roberts July 20, 2021 at 10:52 pm #

            You haven’t been sick in 35 years? How old are you? 15? It’s highly unlikely that anyone can go that long a period and not catch something or not eat anything that’s a bit off, or any of the other ways you might get at least a little bit ill. I haven’t been seriously ill for much longer than 35 years (I’m 67) but I have been ill.

          • MaryQueen July 20, 2021 at 11:26 pm #

            It’s called understanding how the body works, and doing healthy things.

            I have a kick-ass immune system. Because I worked on it.

            Most people eat crap and poison themselves every day. I do the opposite.

            I also take detox supplements and take elderberry for lungs, and drink teas that boost immunity.

            People don’t do that and wonder why they are sick. And I work at a college so up until the lockdown I was always intermingling with tons of people on campus, esp. in the cafeteria. Nary a cold.

            I also never get vaccines.

            All my coworkers who do, get sick every single year.

            But that makes me tinfoil hat, for not ‘trusting the science.’

        • MaryQueen July 20, 2021 at 10:35 pm #

          No one was saved by the vaccine.

          There is zero evidence of this, and impossible to prove.

          • Mike Roberts July 20, 2021 at 10:49 pm #

            There is no “zero” evidence but whether you think the evidence supports the theory or not is up to you. The deaths in the UK certainly suggest that the likelihood of vaccinated people getting seriously ill from COVID-19 is way down, compared to vaccinated people. Same is true of other well vaccinated places.

            But, you’re right, it’s impossible to prove. Maybe the UK just got lucky for a period or are secretly treating the sick with drugs that actually work.

          • MaryQueen July 20, 2021 at 11:27 pm #

            Countries with more jabs have more ‘cases’ or deaths or variants or whatever they are calling it now.

            ‘Splain that.

          • Mike Roberts July 21, 2021 at 12:11 am #

            MaryQueen, what data are you looking at? “More” than which countries? For example, the UK has been getting more than 30,000 cases for two weeks but its average daily death count is about 40. South Africa has a much lower vaccination rate (less than 3% fully vaccinated) but is getting an average of more than 300 daily deaths when their average daily cases was under 20,000 a couple of weeks ago (deaths lag cases by 2-3 weeks).

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 10:24 pm #

      So you know they’ve been vaccinated? Because politicians never lie to you. Esp the ones running the scam.

      Wow the gullibility is off the charts – lol.

      • tucsonspur July 19, 2021 at 10:40 pm #

        What a lame response! They’re lying about getting the vax.

        Desperate to belong. Needing conspiracy, something, anything to hold on to. Except the truth. Too hard, too cold for you.

        Weakness. Desperation. Conspiracy consolation.

        • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2021 at 10:55 pm #

          MaryQ is suffering from the most prevalent Dunning-Kruger symptom – she believes she’s superior because SHE knows the “troof” and the rest of us are too ‘stoopid’ to see it.

          • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 11:08 pm #

            You’re melllllting….

          • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 11:20 pm #

            And you’re the minority up here – so… er. “Rest of you” is like 3 people.

            LOL.

        • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 11:08 pm #

          Are you auditioning for the Troll Triumvirate position that Take-a-Poo left open when he got shit-canned?

        • MaryQueen July 19, 2021 at 11:14 pm #

          The ‘desperate to belong’ would be those afraid to step outside of the mainstream narrative. I have done that.

          You have not. What I do, standing up to the mainstream narrative, is brave. What you do, clinging to it, in desperation, is cowardice.

          You mask up & get jabbed when they snap their fingers.

          You should be ashamed, not proud. But you’re not bright enough to know any better, being a branded sheeple and all.

          • tucsonspur July 20, 2021 at 1:16 am #

            I don’t cling to any stream, main or not. Stop playing the brave heroine, because you aren’t one.

            I wore a mask inside, with crowds. Ooooh, when ‘they’ snap their fingers…. How preposterously presumptive!

            As if I would respond to something like that. Certainly not my style.

            What you can’t stand is the fact that you know that I’m far from being one of the ‘sheeple’, truly independent minded and logical, and I’ll beat you on both types of smarts any day of the week. In other words, NYC streets and IQ.

            Again, stop with your self promotion and your false bravado, you’re just another face in the conspiracy crowd and a rather ugly one at that.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 20, 2021 at 6:36 am #

            TS, are you double jab-jab-jabbied? You rage like a double jab-jab-jabster needin’ a fix. Know wuhm sayin’?

            Mary is heroic. Mary “puts her money where her mouth is.” Mary talks the talk but also walks the walk.

            You Better smarten up, bud. If you’re poisoned, you Best get Right with God. Serious.

          • Night Owl July 20, 2021 at 6:15 pm #

            Wracked with fear about taking the shot, Tucson lashes out this week as well.

            Soon he will be telling the unvaxxed that they are going to kill him.

            LOL.

            Imagine being stranded in a desert McMansion with a Keurig and two shots of Moderna rat poison in your veins.

            Good luck, little man.

          • MaryQueen July 20, 2021 at 9:03 pm #

            @Night Owl, perfect.

            Hahahahahaa!

            He’s had more epic meltdowns downthread now. I think he’s probably had a few too many.

            No doubt figuring out that you may have destroyed your immune system and limited your days on earth must be daunting and scary.

            Poor little man is right.

          • MaryQueen July 20, 2021 at 9:07 pm #

            I am a brave heroine. You are a coward.

            I bet you were too scared not to wear a mask in a store. I wasn’t. I did that shit, when 99% were wearing them. That took guts, and I’m proud of it. And I don’t GAF what you or the other asshole jabbees think of me. You’re just some dude commenting on the internet.

            You are a cowardly little toad, Tucsonspur. As cowardly as all the other men who wore their face diapers like good little sheep and wouldn’t meet my eyes in the store when we passed in the aisle because they were ashamed a woman was braver than them.

    • malthuss July 20, 2021 at 11:30 am #

      jabbed with water? or the real kill shot?

      Friend of a friend just died, we suspect from the shot. he wasnt too old.

  67. benr July 19, 2021 at 10:33 pm # <