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A nation mesmerized by its own weakness wanly celebrated the long-ago and faraway memory of standing up for itself, while it passively endures the current orgy of tyrannical cancellation and suppression of anyone talking back to the present folks-in-charge. Over just a few years, this tyranny has grown like a toxic slime mold from such an unlikely place, the Internet social app ecology of Facebook, Twitter, and Google, as they took over the public arena — where the battle of ideas is supposed to live — and did the government’s dirty work, complete with adorable emojis. You’re fired!

Who will stand up to Zuck, Jack, and Sundar Pichai? Who elected these megalomaniacs boss of the USA? What will it take to end their reign of terror? Some sort of… revolution? (Shhhh! That must be a dirty word, even considering we just celebrated the high point of the American Revolution: The Declaration of Independence, signed July 4, 1776.)

Don’t look to “Joe Biden,” the nation’s putatively elected leader — about whose election back in November, 2020, you are liable to hear more about as the summer stickily unspools. Zuck, Jack, and Sundar managed to protect “Joe Biden” from the stupendous depredations of his offspring, Hunter Biden, recorded in explosive detail on a laptop the public was not allowed to hear about. Don’t look to the Department of Justice, supposedly “investigating” that horde of memos and emails detailing the Bidens’ influence-peddling to the CCP and others — they’re busy surveilling “white supremacists” on the apps run by Zuck, Jack, and Sundar. And for sure don’t look to the news media, that coalition of sell-outs and quislings, busy decoding the foreign policy moves signified in “Joe Biden’s” ice-cream flavor choices. (Rocky Road means: Oh, let China have that….)

Wondering who is actually running the “Joe Biden” government? Some of us out here are. (Do you think we’re allowed to say that?) For instance, have you tried googling the name Susan Rice lately? Remember her? Maybe not. “Joe Biden” appointed her Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. From the looks of things across the country, you’d think her plate would be heaped mighty high, what with “insurrection” and other white mischief threatening to take down the republic.  Anyway, I googled “news” for her. Hardly a goshdarn thing came up that wasn’t from months ago, and most of that was sheer puffery about how accomplished she is, and what a fabulous person. Don’t you wonder what her phone log looks like? All those calls to the Obama residence, day after day, hour after hour?

All of which raises the question: is the USA just floating merrily merrily down the stream of events under the beneficent reign of “Joe Biden” (Susan Rice, Barack Obama & Co…)? Or are we, rather, freefalling? I suspect it is the latter. And toward what? It being mid-year, I will venture a few guesses. Enjoy the summer while you can because Corona Virus is coming back in the fall and watch out for people who are vaccinated getting sicker than the un-vaxed. That will be a mind-bender, as if Americans are not already utterly perplexed and bewildered by one political swindle after another. The whining will drown out even the news of more “white supremacy.” But they told us….

An autumn wave of Covid-19 (one “variant” or another) would take out whatever remains of the service economy, the restaurants struggling just now to return to normality (ha!), the hair salons, the gyms, the florists, booksellers, sports, theaters, live music venues, what-have-you. Since we no longer have much of a manufacturing economy, the only thing left would be Wall Street — which was originally designed to raise money for the manufacturing and service sector but now only raises money for itself via the seemingly magical mingling of “leverage” with “liquidity” to conjure profit from black holes where the ghosts of productivity howl.

It’s some trick but, let’s face it, it’s still just a trick. Also in that picture is the weird three-legged race of deflation tied to inflation running both uphill and downhill at the same time like a nightmare out of M.C. Escher by way of Stephanie Kelton. The USA will be toting up a $3-trillion-plus deficit just for the current fiscal year at the same time that debt becomes ever more obviously unpayable. How does debt even mean anything if there is no prospect of paying it back? Especially in the form of financial instruments, namely: bonds. And how does a financial system based on debt behave when all that is the case? I guess we’re going to find out.

My guess would be a price collapse in financial instruments — abstract things represented by money — and then a collapse of money itself. You may be thinking: not a pretty picture. I know. And we thought the last days of the Soviet Union were bad in 1990. Hoo boy, are we in for a rough ride.  One can hardly imagine the social side-effects of all that, but it would seem to imply people having a rather hard time finding something to eat, or getting anything else they need. Remember good ol’ Ross Perot talking about “a giant sucking sound?” Think of that against a background of things on fire. What flavor ice-cream will “Joe Biden” be ordering on Halloween?


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  1. hmuller July 5, 2021 at 9:46 am #

    The Powers That Be are pissing on us, laughing their asses off. Screaming, “It’s raining, it’s raining; we’ll tell you what to believe, you’ll believe it, and you’ll like it!”

    Enter Tekapo stage left to tell us what a good thing this is.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 10:58 am #

      Josephine’s a muppet.

    • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 11:44 am #

      Imagine, it’s all collapsing on Jo Jo Magoo’s watch.

      Was that planned?

      My guess? Yep.

      Maybe a Trump ‘comeback’ is part of the plan, too.

      • kendar667 July 6, 2021 at 6:18 pm #

        Considering the amount of incessant Trump bashing propaganda that is served up daily to the wokester mob via Big Tech and the MSM, can you imagine the insane meltdown that would occur if Trump did in fact make a comeback?

        Come to think of it, maybe you’re right, maybe that was the plan all along: Cheat badly, get caught, reinstate Trump, CW2. Hopefully Trump isn’t in on it…even I’m not that cynical.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 6, 2021 at 6:41 pm #

          Trump told his followers for weeks to be in DC on Jan. 6.
          “It will be wild!” he promised them.
          They showed up to the Lincoln Memorial.
          He riled them up from behind plexi-glass.
          He told them to walk the Mall and meet him at the Capital Bldg.
          They showed up there.
          He did not.
          They were then professionally herded into the Capital Bldg.
          A murder was lamely faked.
          They were arrested.
          They rot in American dungeons sans process.
          He never mentions them.
          He golfs.
          Sad but True.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 7:02 pm #

            Thank you.

          • Rulo Deschamps July 7, 2021 at 8:31 pm #

            OG has good points there. I’ve come to share that POV, so thanks. No knight in shining armor, that guy. More like controlled oppo. But I still have a sticker on my truck because it clearly shows my tribal allegiance. So there’s that. No Messiah, just a symbol.

        • abbybwood July 7, 2021 at 3:22 pm #

          Saw today where now they are digging up old interviews with Ivana where she details how Donald had Mein Kampf in his book stack!

          Oh noes!

          And he eats babies alive and cages puppies and kittens and burns them alive!

          Newsflash to the heads of cancel culture: Every history major has read Mein Kampf and probably still has a copy in their book stacks!

          Donald Trump won’t be cancelled.

      • abbybwood July 8, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

        I have just figured out that Anthony Fauci is not a “real” doctor.

        He just told MSNBC that “Americans who refuse the jab are making a POLITICAL statement”!

        If a citizen refuses to be part of a “clinical trial” for an untested experimental jab that is a human rights CHOICE, NOT a “political statement”.

        No REAL doctor would ever frame such a “choice” as “political” if he realizes 7000 Americans have already died from the jab and many thousands have been seriously injured. This according to the CDC reporting system.

        Fauci is a liar and a criminal and should be indicted now.

        Maybe then he will have his physicians license taken away and he will finally just shut the ‘ef up:

        https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-9769351/Fauci-says-not-getting-COVID-19-vaccine-political-statement-themselves.html

    • Rulo Deschamps July 5, 2021 at 8:14 pm #

      hmuller, possibilities:

      – CV19 is the worst threat in memory, worldwide. Govt’s should be obeyed blindly “for the good of all”. Media and forums are justified in imposing draconian limits on freedom since people are dropping dead left and right. Corpses rot in the streets as the pandemic rages. Hospitals and societies are a hair away from collapsing so it’s now a matter of trust in technology and science protecting the human race from decimation via vaccines and lockdowns. This contradicts my experience and observations. The combo govt – media is to be taken with a grain of salt in view of the absurd explanations and equivocations they’ve offered in the past, from “remember the Maine” to gulf of Tonkin to Kennedy to 911, Iraq, Epstein, etc. I don’t believe this version of reality.
      – CV19 is a bioweapon, or a naturally occurring phenomenon capable of yearly mutations to reach lethality, and achieve “destroyer of civilizations” status. I don’t know.
      – Countermeasures to CV19, mainly vaccines, are a bioweapon capable of inflicting severe damage on the fabric of civilization including forced depopulation. I don’t know.
      – The healthcare and pharma rackets have figured yet another way to fleece the public. No bioweapons in sight, but billions enrolled in bi annual shots. Flu shots on steroids so to speak, clientele vastly more numerous via fear propaganda. I don’t know.
      – Political and financial shenanigans. A far left revolution under cover of a black swan.Or justification for a far right counter revolution. Or justification for a massive crash and the repudiation of all debts public and private, or for the creation of new currencies and new legislation. I don’t know.

      I admit I don’t know much. Just that the current narrative re CV19, like that of much else, is bullshit. Also that it’s better to not watch TV or follow the news cycle too closely. Or social media. Time is better spent in thought and action towards sustainabilty. Of self, family, tribe and community. A calloused hand from tilling extra rows is a good investment. An hour obtaining useful items for the lifeboat (water tanks, crank radio, seed), beats 10 trying to convince others that we are not going back to normal. I think History is upon us, and it’s now “brace for impact”. We hope our preparations and disciplined attitude will be enough to preserve freedom over our bodies (no mandatory jabs), freedom from hunger, and just plain freedom to follow our path in live without Big Brother bossing us around. But we don’t know.

      • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 10:02 pm #

        I agree Rulo. I have such a backlog of books to read and DVD’s to watch. At 66 I wonder if I’ll get thru them before I die.

        I feel guilty for wasting so much time here, arguing with the irredeemable. Maybe we should trust the universe; when the time comes, we’ll all be where we need to be and do what we need to do.

        When you get old enough, being true to values and principles matters more than a few more years of life purchased by living on one’s knees.

      • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 10:53 pm #

        Stopped watching TV in 2012, which is why I’m relatively sane now.

        • hmuller July 6, 2021 at 9:18 am #

          Mary,
          You missed a lot of “reality shows”, talent contests, quiz shows, and the Kardashians. You’ll never be able to catch up. LOL

          I don’t watch much either. But sometimes I’ll walk into the room and my father is watching some police/intell community program. Half the time the villain is a conspiracy theorist, truther, or some right wing terrorist. The mind programmers are not ashamed to smear it on thick.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 6, 2021 at 6:44 pm #

            The mind programmers are not ashamed to smear it on thick.

            We left subtle around the ’08 Crash.

            Who knows? Hank Paulson probably stole that too.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 7:14 pm #

            You just nailed exactly why I don’t watch the ‘programming’.

            That’s all it is.

            My dad was right to call it the ‘boob tube’.

        • Wizard of the Saddle July 7, 2021 at 8:14 am #

          Me too. Watching FOX was my last vice. Now I rarely even do that. Television delivers mostly propaganda and rage porn. I feel much better devoting my hours to prepping and hobbies. Life is far too short to waste it consuming swill from the airwaves. A small, selective consumption of tidbits of news from non-establishment news sources I trust now suffices for keeping up with what “the world” is up to weekly.

    • abbybwood July 7, 2021 at 4:23 pm #

      “Cyber-polygon drill this Friday?:

      https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/rulers-prepare-to-execute-cyber-polygon-drill-on-friday

    • zappalives July 10, 2021 at 2:51 pm #

      tekapo is really don lemmon. No one will comment on ccn comment section so he comes here.

  2. Ishabaka July 5, 2021 at 9:55 am #

    I suspect “Joe Biden” will be ordering a triple scoop waffle cone of Chocolate Aricept Peanut Butter Crunch.

    • beantownbill. July 5, 2021 at 11:10 am #

      Hmm, chocolate Aricept, what a concept! Now I’ll be suspicious of every oldster I see licking an ice cream cone.

      • benr July 5, 2021 at 11:57 am #

        I used to laugh because half the pictures taken of Warren Buffet showed him indulging in an Ice cream cone.
        Harmless old man is the image they want you to see but the reality is exactly 180 degrees out of phase with the PR campaign.

        • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 5:10 pm #

          He’s tight with the higher players in The Game where we are the little expendable pieces. But that’s nothing new.

  3. Tate July 5, 2021 at 9:56 am #

    Methinks the fire next time will melt to hell the ice cream flavor next time.

  4. JohnAZ July 5, 2021 at 10:19 am #

    If you want to see what will happen to the service sector, just watch the cruise industry. Three attempts to sail with just crew and 1/3 full. Covid hit all three with only onesy, twosey people getting it. What will the reaction be from the CDC? I do not know the status of vaxx on these ships? We know that folks can get the crud even after vaxx. They were all tested positive, so there is another variable. Most were asymptomatic.

    So watch the progress of this epitome of the service sector. It is national but also international. Remember norovirus hitting the cruise ships prior to Covid? Hundreds of folks got sick. Anybody die? We do not know. How does Covid stack up against norovirus? We do not know. We do know that hundreds are not getting Covid.

    • beantownbill. July 5, 2021 at 11:07 am #

      “We know that folks can get the crud even after vaxx. They were all tested positive, so there is another variable. Most were asymptomatic.“

      John, if you think about it, what does having Covid really mean? Just having it in your body doesn’t necessarily mean you have a disease. Otherwise, you could say we are very disease-ridden, infected with numerous kinds of intestinal bacteria and other organisms. But we don’t say that. As long as you’re not sick you’re probably ok. Remember disease is dis-ease.

      Covid most likely gets into many persons’ bodies but you don’t get sick. At some point, the vaccine deals with the virus. If you have Covid in your body and you get tested before the vaccine acts, you will have asymptomatic Covid -19, and vaccine naysayers will declare you still can ‘get’ covid after being vaxxed.

      • Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 11:15 am #

        We’ve been trying for a year with no success. He’s into the Fear Porn. Won’t hear a word about the test being a complete fraud.

        But well said anyway. “Antibodies” are signs of combat – like bodies scattered on the ramparts. What if the enemy never gets that far? No bodies/antibodies.

        I never get sick. And I’m not going to allow my defenses to be breached by an injection full of God knows what.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 12:36 pm #

          an injection full of God knows what.

          He sure does. And He is not pleased.

          ——-

          GreenAlba is like, “I refuse to Believe in a Wrathful God like the One in The Bible.”

          God goes, “Noted.”

      • spaingaroo July 5, 2021 at 11:15 am #

        what ‘act’ is the vaccine going to perform?

        The vaccine naysayers only agree with the vaccine industry when they say you can still get covid after the vaxx.

        Try to keep up.

        • benr July 6, 2021 at 7:43 pm #

          Connect the dots….if you can still get the virus, still get sick and pass it on to others even after taking the risk of an assorted host of side effects that could be worse than just getting the virus and getting over it then why get it?
          I personally avoid the modern medical system as much as a I can.

      • JohnAZ July 5, 2021 at 11:18 am #

        Bill

        Kids are largely asymptomatic. Why?

        Just guessing two possibilities.

        Their immune systems are in hyperdrive due to the presence of the thymus gland, Could be the virus just never stands a chance against the kids systems.

        Or

        The virus has been coming on for a period of time unrecognized, various forms of coronavirus. Maybe kids have a group immunity to the crud that older folks do not have?

        ???

        • abbybwood July 7, 2021 at 4:30 pm #

          In the meantime one of my relatives who works in a ped ICU in Los Angeles is watching kids die.

          As a result I can’t see my little healthy grandkids because I have elected to NOT participate in the clinical trial. Unless I wear a mask. No.

          I cannot get any straight answers about whether these dying kids have co-morbidities like immuno-suppression from chemo, or diabetes or obesity etc.

      • tahoe1780 July 5, 2021 at 11:19 am #

        “the vaccine deals with the virus” To be clear, the vaccine DOES NOT deal with the virus, your immune system does. The purpose of a vaccine is to show your immune system what to look out for. A vaccine is worthless if you have a compromised, weak, or under nourished immune system. Vitamin D, zinc, selenium, etc. my friend. https://covid19criticalcare.com/

        • beantownbill. July 5, 2021 at 12:16 pm #

          Yes, you are correct, I should have been more specific. I take all of the supplements you listed, although I could up my dosages a little more. Even supplements, if the purity is not good, or if too high a dosage, have the potential to cause negative side effects. Everyone’s body is different wrt tolerances. So monitor yourself.

        • oroyrodajes July 5, 2021 at 2:35 pm #

          @t tahoe1780

          Yes, those supplements are likely to be helpful.

          It’s hard to find doctors who will prescribe Ivermectin and HCQ, but I got some. And I got the vax. FWIW, my Dr. said that the vaxx should stop illness or make it milder.

          We can only do what we can do. A lot of this is out of our hands anyway.

      • abbybwood July 5, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

        We watched a fascinating new interview last night with Dr. Paul Marik while trying to ignore the booms and other loud nonsense outside the window. He said many times that Covid is a very, very complicated disease. Much too complicated for the CDC advise to stay home with it and if you turn blue then go to the ER.

        Of course by then it is too late for “early intervention” with Ivermectin, D3, C, Zinc, aspirin etc.

        The interview is an hour and a half but well worth it. Marik is with FLCCC along with Kory and others:

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O4gkLn-z4II

        • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 1:28 pm #

          Very very complicated is right. Its symptoms change every week, and it’s never been isolated.

      • Anthea July 5, 2021 at 3:09 pm #

        My understanding is that disease organisms of all kinds are always present in the bodies of all healthy people: TB, staph, strep, etc.

        • King of Comedy July 5, 2021 at 4:13 pm #

          The notion of “asymptomatic cases” has set off my bullshit-detector from the earliest days of the pandemic.

          The immune system of every organism has evolved specifically to protect against the endless stream of microbes, pathogens and parasites that that organism is subject to throughout the course of its lifespan. If a pathogen has not overwhelmed the immune system, the immune system is neutralizing the pathogen and the organism doesn’t “have” the disease.

          The absence of symptoms not only means that the immune system is up to the task but in effect that the virus has not even been able to gain a foothold. As you imply, the ridiculous “asymptomatic case” notion means that a good chunk of the population of the planet is walking with one asymptomatic disease or another.

          Another feature of the immune system widely accepted as a scientific truth prior to the new “science” of Covid is that exposure to a pathogen would create immunity in the organism whose immune system had been exposed to the pathogen.
          No longer the case as those previously infected with Covid must do their civic duty and accept the mRNA sacrament delivered from on high.

          A 2008 study of survivors of the 1918 pandemic provided a pretty definitive counterpoint to the vaccine-for-all-who-can-walk-or-crawl cult. Almost a century later, the survivors, all of them over 90, exhibited an immune response when exposed to a protein from the 1918 virus.

          The final paragraph is classic:

          “Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said recent studies have projected that immunity lasts several decades; the current study provides proof, the AP reported. “This is the mother of all immunological memory here,” he told the AP.”

          In a functioning society, somebody would probably want to know, with all that on the table, why the hell recovered Covid patients still need to get vaccinated according to the same guy who spoke those words.

          https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2008/08/researchers-find-long-lived-immunity-1918-pandemic-virus

        • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 10:54 pm #

          Yes. Trillions of them.

          But the pro-vaxxers think the human body is a ‘clean slate’. Insane.

        • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 7:15 pm #

          By the trillions. It’s our biome.

      • Exscotticus July 6, 2021 at 1:55 am #

        I’m not getting the vaccine for the simple reason that I already got COVID-19. As have tens of millions.

        But if I were to get the vaccine, I would avoid the mRNA ones.

    • BackRowHeckler July 5, 2021 at 11:11 am #

      JAZ don’t worry about the Cruise ‘Industry’.

      The plan is to install sails on giant cruise ships, also on ocean going container ships coming in from China.

      Carbon 0 by 2030, as is called for in the Paris Climate Accord

      Jet Airliners will be run on highly explosive hydrogen.

      Yes, it’ll be all wrapped up in 8 1/2 years, 2030, D Day.

      Brh

      • malthuss July 5, 2021 at 11:16 am #

        meanwhile, on the Culture wars front,

        BREITBART,

        The National Education Association (NEA) has moved to openly promote the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in K-12 schools and to oppose any bans on instruction in both the Marxist ideology and the widely discredited New York Times’ “1619 Project.”

        During its virtual representative assembly, held June 30-July 3, the nation’s largest teachers’ union agreed to “research the organizations attacking educators,” doing what it referred to as

        “anti-racist work,” [Bow yr head for Fred and George, Marlin]

        as well as to “use the research already done and put together a list of resources and recommendations for state affiliates, locals, and individual educators to utilize when they are attacked.”

        • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 1:32 pm #

          Insanity on wheels. They are actively working to destroy education.

        • abbybwood July 5, 2021 at 1:46 pm #

          It’s time for the American people to develop a new school system that teaches the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

          This alone would leave that thoroughly corrupted teachers union in the dust.

          Teach the children (NO masks!) the 3 R’s and throw in lots of singing and dancing and art and theater then around 8th grade just give them lots and lots of books to read.

          That oughtta do her.

          • SW July 5, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

            And recess! With swings and monkey bars and slides and the rest of the stuff that kids actually enjoyed playing on. When you drive past new elementary schools now, there’s no playground.

            Lots of books to read around 8th grade is a great idea but the chilling fact is many can’t read and comprehend those books very well. Placing so much pressure on schools to be social-intervention agencies as well as schools has gone a long way to ruining it.

          • cbeard July 6, 2021 at 8:36 am #

            I agree 100% on the 3 R’s, music and art and books, books and more books. I learned more on my own reading than I ever did in a classroom from a teacher. Though I did have a few exceptional educators over the years.

          • hmuller July 6, 2021 at 9:24 am #

            School vouchers would break the back of the teacher’s union and their Orwellian dystopia agenda. That’ why you won’t see such a sensible answer to expensive, low quality, public education.

            How many elitists (Dem or Rep) put their children in the public schools since Jimmy Carter enrolled Amy?

      • JohnAZ July 5, 2021 at 11:20 am #

        Or maybe electric aircraft. Each gate will have a giant plug in.

        I have heard about the return of clipper ships relative to Peak oil.

      • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 11:47 am #

        LMAO!! Excellent run-down.

        Isn’t Wokie World interesting? They just wave a magic wand, and it happens.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 11:15 am #

      We know that folks can get the crud even after vaxx.

      “But that means that it is working!”

      “Wait! What?”

      “Oh ya! Sure. Now you’ve got the ‘crud’ even though you feel fine (well, except that your presence now seizes small, electromagnet engines), you must ‘shelter in place’ like a mouse until we tell you to come out. Oh … and Netflix is talking price increase again.”

      They were all tested positive, so there is another variable. Most were asymptomatic.

      The COVIDs sure are cunning little peskers, aren’t they? Every other virus worth its weight in gold makes the host sick but is halted by a successful vaccine. This clever virus does none of that.

      • JohnAZ July 5, 2021 at 11:27 am #

        Genetics plays a role, OG.

        Personally, I am an example.

        To get into nursing, I had to get a Hepatitis B immunization, three shots over six months.

        Did it, no antibody titer. Did it again, no antibody titer. I am in a very small group, like 5% of mostly males that do not react to the vaccine.

        Covid is probably just the same with its escapes.

        The genetic variation of individuals makes the cookbook medicine being practiced today very dangerous at times.

        • farmgal July 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm #

          JAZ my daughter is a nurse and she has taken the MMR vaxx numerous times without developing a titer. It’s a mystery.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

          Agreed, JAZ. Genetics most definitely play a role. I mean, it is experimental mRNA gene-therapy after all.

      • abbybwood July 5, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

        Dr. Paul Marik said last night (link above) that if W.H.O. REALLY wanted to end the pandemic then every willing person on Earth should be given Ivermectin prophylactically. Cheap, safe and effective.

        He also mentioned that the idea of “herd immunity” with Covid is a “fantasy”.

    • Hereward the Woke July 5, 2021 at 5:08 pm #

      China Flu is obviously a mix of the Black Death and Ebola in your book. And stop calling it “the crud”. It’s a flu virus that 99.98% of people survive. Jeez!

      • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 10:56 pm #

        This very astute suggestion will fall upon deaf ears with JAZ.

  5. zekesdad July 5, 2021 at 10:32 am #

    Remember that there are 2 parts to deficit finance, the mismatch between government spending and income. to the treasury. $3 trillion is a huge amount of money, but it’s just piled on top of all the trillions of debt taken on mostly under the watches of Obama, George W., and Trump. I suspect that the current regime is deliberately piling and will use it as the excuse for massively higher taxes on everyone. They’re already pushing such increases on “the rich” in the form of much higher capital gains taxes, and inheritance taxes with the elimination of the step up in basis provision in the tax code. Once they get that in place they’ll move on to tax the heck out of everyone else via a value-added tax. After all, U.S. household wealth is somewhere around $100 trillion, which people like Sanders and Warren are drooling over. No need to mess around with income tax forms and all the deductions, etc. Half of the country doesn’t pay anything to run the federal government anyway. We’ll just pay a lot more for everything we buy just like they do in Europe. Lots of social services will be “free” because very few people will have much money. Then we’ll all head from our cramped government subsidized apartments to a cafe and bitch about the government just like the Europeans.

    • JohnAZ July 5, 2021 at 10:47 am #

      Zekesdad

      Remember too that the Feds are just one level of taxation. As the Federal reservoir dries up, it’s supporting of state budgets will decline. This is already happening as states support for their pension plans evaporates.

      JHK states that we do not really fully understand what is financially going to happen.

      If no one calls in the 30 trillion, nothing will happen.

      That means no foreign country wanting their money. Most importantly it means that US, and global, retirees will try to get their money and it will just not be there. Economic collapse will be centered on the collapse of the purchasing power of the elders. Oh yeah, do not forget that a big part of social security, and private long and short term disability insurance will clobber disability folks.

      • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 11:19 am #

        If no one calls in the 30 trillion, nothing will happen.

        If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.

        • JohnAZ July 5, 2021 at 11:42 am #

          Define stop!

          That is what JHK is trying to do. With much uncertainty. My point is that find who the creditors are. Most of them are people saving for or in retirement. If they all died, what would happen to the debt?

          • Enough Already July 5, 2021 at 12:01 pm #

            Data on who owns United States sovereign debt is readily available. Here’s an excellent chart.

            https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thebalance.com/amp/who-owns-the-u-s-national-debt-3306124

            If people own Treasury bonds and then they die, the binds are bequeathed to their heirs or to their estates, as would be the case with any financial asset.

            I have no idea what Jim means when he says that U.S. debt is “unplayable.” In reality, the cost of our debt service has been declining for years. Annually, the cost of servicing our debt is less than 2 percent of GDP, which is a very manageable figure.

          • Enough Already July 5, 2021 at 12:05 pm #

            Here’s a very nice chart from Bloomberg showing that the cost of servicing our debt is extremely low in historical terms.

            https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-16/yields-have-a-long-way-to-go-before-they-sting-yellen-s-treasury

          • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 12:22 pm #

            Enough,

            Do you think we have interest rates set by a free market?

            Since 2008 rates have been kept low to extend the life of the present fiat monetary system.

            If money printing by the FED spikes inflation higher (logic and math say this is likely) , they will face a dilemma. Keep interest rates low and see the dollar lose most of its worth. Or raise interest rates and send the whole country (and world) into cascading bankruptcies. HIgher rates would be the pin in the equities bubble.

            You sound ,like someone who believes in a perpetual Ponzi scheme with Modern Monetary Theory which is Utter Rubbish!

          • Enough Already July 5, 2021 at 12:34 pm #

            Interest rates are controlled by the Fed at the short maturity end of the yield curve, but the long end is basically dictated by the market.

            The fed had been buying a lot of sovereign debt securities lately, but I imagine we will see it start to unwind those positions as the economy requires less support.

            Im not saying that debt is not a problem at some point, but it certainly doesn’t appear to be an issue now or in the near future.

            Generally speaking, when an entity, including the United States government, can borrow money for 1.5 percent for ten years, it should do so. There are plenty of things it could invest in that yield a higher rate of return than 1.5 percent. What happens the. Is GDP grows and the cost of debt service declines as a percentage of GDP.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 12:51 pm #

            Im not saying that debt is not a problem at some point, but it certainly doesn’t appear to be an issue now or in the near future.

            – Enough Already, July 5, 2021

          • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 12:53 pm #

            Define stop!

            When the music stops and the rich kids grab their pre-arranged seats, the rest of the children will be left holding computer digits of worthless US$.

            At least one could wipe his ass with Confederate Dollars.

          • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

            Enough

            I feel I’m in an echo chamber hearing CNBC happy talk. Please listen to people who aren’t paid by the financial industry buying commercial time on their channel.

            Try Greg Mannarino for starters:
            https://www.youtube.com/user/GregVegas5909

            I’m assuming you’re serious about seeing the situation as it really is.

          • Enough Already July 5, 2021 at 1:37 pm #

            “ Please listen to people who aren’t paid by the financial industry buying commercial time on their channel.”

            Well, I read JHK. I also read Zerohedge (a terrible habit, admittedly). Both have been warning about collapse for years and years and telling people that hyperinflation is on the way any day now. Both have been very, very wrong. I can’t imagine how angry I would be right now if I had listened to the doomsayers and had missed out on the gains in the stock market.

            I read a very diverse set of opinions and outlooks, which I fear can’t be said for many here, who read only predictions of doom and collapse.

          • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 2:58 pm #

            OK I see. Then go and do as you wish.

            By the way, Rome didn’t fall overnight either.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 6:51 pm #

            Well, I read JHK. I also read Zerohedge (a terrible habit, admittedly).

            Are you gay? “Not that there’s anything Wrong with that.”

            Both have been warning about collapse for years and years and telling people that hyperinflation is on the way any day now. Both have been very, very wrong. I can’t imagine how angry I would be right now if I had listened to the doomsayers and had missed out on the gains in the stock market.

            Bears will be Wrong until they are Right. Enjoy your gains. They will be short-lived.

            I read a very diverse set of opinions and outlooks, which I fear can’t be said for many here, who read only predictions of doom and collapse.

            You are confusing reading & writing.

            ——–

            Let’s use a a hypothetical to illustrate a point.

            What if we Really are headed to doom and collapse? Purely hypothetically.

            1) How would today be any different than it is?
            2) Is there anything that we could possibly do or say in such a case or are you so bent and determined to get your ice cream that you refuse to Believe that the ice cream vendor is no longer there and that you need see for yourself – Sarajevo-style snipers or not?

          • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 10:18 pm #

            He will be “buying the dips” in the stock market, long after most have realized the trend has changed. (Not that we’re there yet, maybe not even close)

            Young people can’t imagine a 20 year equity bear market. They are convinced at worst one down year and back up we go. They also seem to have no instinctive sense of bubbles; and they believe specious arguments which tell them what they want to believe.

        • daytrip July 5, 2021 at 12:44 pm #

          How did you go broke? Slowly at first, then all of a sudden.

          • Enough Already July 5, 2021 at 1:42 pm #

            How does one go broke?

            Usually by taking bad financial advice and missing out on good investments that generate compound returns over time.

            When the stock market dropped in 2020 in response to the pandemic, the smart money bought more shares.

            Listen, I don’t love that the rich get richer and the poor get trapped either. In fact, I think our system has created an unhealthy and probably dangerous level of inequality. That’s why I advocate for things like more progressive taxation. Keeping poor people angry at other poor people is the greatest trick that the rich ever pulled off.

          • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm #

            That last sentence summarizes critical race theory perfectly.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 6:53 pm #

            Bears are Wrong until they are Right.

      • elysianfield July 5, 2021 at 1:23 pm #

        “That means no foreign country wanting their money. Most importantly it means that US, and global, retirees will try to get their money and it will just not be there”

        John,
        Have you not been watching? The Government will not default insofar as they Devine the money from the ether…you will get your money, but you will not get the purchasing power.

      • Enough Already July 5, 2021 at 2:09 pm #

        “ If no one calls in the 30 trillion, nothing will happen.”

        Can you help me understand what this means? If you hold a treasury, you are entitled to be paid the coupon plus the entire principal when the bond reaches the maturity date. Bonds reach the maturity date every single day, and the government pays the principal. It has never missed a payment or defaulted. But nobody can “call in” the entire outstanding debt before the individual notes reach maturity. That’s just not how it works.

        • michael July 5, 2021 at 4:09 pm #

          But you do know that governments worldwide have defaulted? Or that they have lost wars and the currency changed with the prewar currency getting a bad “exchange rate” — a very bad one?

          This has not happened to the US yet. But given the belligerent habits of this country nasty surprises cannot be ruled out.

          As an aside: I cannot speak to the FED, but over here the EZB controls all maturities on the curve not only the short end.

          • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 10:24 pm #

            Years ago the FED focused on the short end of the maturities. They have since quietly expanded the manipulation to all bonds, but the financial pundits didn’t get the memo. Those who listen to the establishment pundits also don’t know this, and much more.

    • feralandroid July 5, 2021 at 11:49 am #

      How much of that $100 trillion is stocks, bonds and real estate? You can’t really say its valued at $100 trillion if you try to take it too fast. The value is determined at the edges.
      Capital Gains amount for about 1/4 of the tax receipts. So if the market crashed, it would wipe out even more tax receipts.

      There is no way out of this except to print until the printer breaks. I expect FEDcoin will come around soon.

    • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 11:58 am #

      I had a meeting with a retirement specialist, and he said that taxes are going to go sky-high.

    • Ishabaka July 5, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

      From what I can see, there are four, and only four ways to pay down the debt. From the most optomistic to the least:
      1. increased productivity – controlled nuclear fusion, rendering electric power almost as free as the air might do it.
      2. increased taxation – in the name of “fairness” always
      3. inflation
      4. default

      • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 12:55 pm #

        A Big dose of 3 en route to 4.

      • Harry Bolsogna July 5, 2021 at 2:50 pm #

        We seem to keep believing that markets still exist and that the government will somehow fix the problem. Our government outsources money creation to a private banking cartel, we pay interest in perpetuity. Government creates money to keep massive frauds and corruptions afloat, buying back debt, buying financial instruments from other big banks. At the same time Americans are losing jobs, homes, savings. Nothing is real with the money supply and no one is going to save us. When the bubble breaks, Americans will be expected to pay back that 28 trillion of debt. And when we can’t: You’ll own nothing and be you’ll be happy (WEF).

        • Rulo Deschamps July 5, 2021 at 8:36 pm #

          Harry B, spot on. Smoke and mirrors.

        • Ishabaka July 6, 2021 at 8:59 am #

          Uh – you might want to check your facts. America currently has a surfeit of jobs, and personal savings have skyrocketed during the pandemic.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 6, 2021 at 10:43 am #

        From what I can see, there are four, and only four ways to pay down the debt.

        Ishabaka, you forgot massive war. That one typically evens the ledgers better than all the rest. Whoever wins gets a clean slate. Whoever loses does too, just with a generations-long handicap attached.

        Been done countless times, producing predictable beneficlal results for the makers of said wars. You know, minus the masses of disposable citizen-soldiers caught in the middle.

    • shotho July 5, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

      Undoubtedly, increased taxation is in our future. But it won’t be enough, not nearly enough. Our host is correct that at some point the bond vigilantes will return and refuse to buy while the Federal Reserve loses control of the interest rates. We called it stagflation in the 1970’s, which is deflation and inflation at the same time; perhaps on steroids this time. The dollar would not fare well in this scenario and the social consequences for a depraved population are unhappy to think about. Think Germany in the 1920’s and the aftermath.

    • Hereward the Woke July 5, 2021 at 5:10 pm #

      As Jim suggests, Biden’s shambolic, illegitimate regime is being backseat driven by Obama. And Obama only wants one thing: not to “free” social services or bigger Fed agencies – but the destruction of the country he hates.

      • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 10:29 pm #

        Obama is most certainly the creation and puppet of higher powers. Can anybody believe that man advanced as far as he did based on his enormous merit?

  6. JohnAZ July 5, 2021 at 10:35 am #

    One more.

    If I remember right, the 1920’s ended up with the country so leveraged with folks getting into the stock market that when it went in 1929, it destroyed a lot of America. Why did that happen? Could it be that the tech changes of the 20’s destroyed so many jobs and so many industries that the market became the main refuge for people’s capital, what was left. Demand in the market would have driven prices up. However, when folks started borrowing to buy more shares, the capital basis for the market disappeared and the short sellers of the day had a heyday as the market collapsed.

    We are at a very similar point in time right now. The creeps in charge of this country no longer live in DC. IT has just about destroyed what is left of the US manufacturing sector and will soon start eating away at the Far East. Important as if China, who is vastly over leveraged, will start wanting some of its bonds cashed in. Uh,oh US. The service sector cannot run on its own and when the blame game starts, the Obama and Biden economists are going to get the blame.

    Cyber attacks may start shutting down the US as professional hackers take the US industry apart.

    It may be the best thing that ever happened to this country?

    • Bob12065 July 5, 2021 at 10:46 am #

      what destroyed the industrial base of the economy in the 1930s was the federal reserve reducing the money supply by one-third, “in order to reign in speculation.” the country would have recovered nicely absent the fed “fixing” things.

      • malthuss July 5, 2021 at 12:04 pm #

        and many died from starvation, the cold, suicide etc.

      • Q. Shtik July 5, 2021 at 2:40 pm #

        Bob, do you live NNW of Albany?

    • thirdcoastlegend July 5, 2021 at 10:50 am #

      Yeah, the MSM are going to double-down on blaming Dorito Hitler for everything bad that happens.

    • Socrates-Detroit July 5, 2021 at 2:35 pm #

      Leverage.

      Great on the way up.

      But if you don’t get off the escalator while it’s still moving up…

      It’s even worse on the way down.

      Despite the great rate of technological innovation of the 1920s, which continued into the 1930s by the way, technology was not enough to compensate for an overleveraged financial environment caused by speculation.

      For many American’s the depression was…depressing and difficult.

      Uber. Zillow. Even Tesla. They don’t make money, yet their stocks are highly valued. We’ve seen this movie before.

      Big differences between 1928 and 2019: The US of A still had an abundance of raw materials and food (that’s from the RED pill view of the matrix), and that will trump everything else, and, from the BLUE pill, speculation and buying stocks on margin were bad–but the US government’s debt: manageable. The dollar: still based on GOLD, pretty sold. America’s was a creditor nation with a trade surplus. America’s public educational system and colleges/universities were the best.

      Yes, the more you think about it, the more depressing it is.

      Leverage.

      • Socrates-Detroit July 5, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

        Dollar pretty SOLID. Hell, very solid!!

        FDR tried to leverage it by devaluing it to create more money to get people to spend more to jump start the economy.

        At least he had something to leverage.

        Also, in a cruel twist of irony, while FDR’s limbs did not work, his brain did. The current President?

        • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 7:02 pm #

          Of course FDR was working with a US$ that was literally “as Good as gold.”

          President Nixon de-tethered the US$ from gold a full Jubilee ago (August 1971) to usher in Henery Kissinger’s fiat, World Reserve Currency Petro-Dollar. It became the foundation of their Gimongous Ponzi scheme Satanically conjuring “money” out of absolutely nothing.

          Other than the name “US Dollar,” FDR vs. JRB have nothing in common.

          • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 10:41 pm #

            I remember that speech in 1971. Nixon said he was severing the link between gold and the dollar “temporarily”.. After 50 years we’re starting to wonder, how long is “temporary”.

            If they ever relink the dollar and gold it will be to a totally new dollar. The ones we have now – forget about it. This present dollar currency will be wiped out to zero in a hyperinflation. Just my hunch. Get your gold now while dollars can still buy it..

          • O.G. Hawkins July 6, 2021 at 8:53 pm #

            And take delivery of Real, solid gold. And silver.

            Paper gold with be worth the same as US$ after they pull the pin on US$.

  7. draupnir July 5, 2021 at 10:42 am #

    Biden’s inauguration was odd, to say the least. Many of the National Guard turned their backs on him when he was driven to the White House on inauguration day. When he arrived, he found the front door locked against him. As Trump had not conceded (still has not), there was no one there to greet him. I’m not entirely convinced he ever got in. The White House still sits dark and apparently unoccupied. Where, exactly, is he camping out? Where is his seat of government? Biden, purported Commander in Chief, was refused entrance to the Pentagon. Such optics show the Biden administration to be exceedingly weak, and some of the governors are starting to assert States Rights, mostly unchallenged. Things are becoming increasingly surreal. Is our government at war with itself? Is the military split into factions? Soon, the Arizona audit numbers will have to come out. If, as I am convinced, massive fraud is revealed, any confidence in the election will be lost. As many as 30% of Democrats believe the election was probably stolen. This will be a crisis of biblical proportions.

    • teddyboy46 July 5, 2021 at 10:48 am #

      As I watched the fireworks last night. i was reminded that Firework packages are ordered months in advance. Yet 2 days after Biden won the election? He had a rally where the fireworks spelled out Biden 2020 in the sky. A fireworks package that specialized had to ordered months in advance. It could not have been put together in 2 days.

      Did Biden already know the Fix was in before we even voted?

      • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 12:06 pm #

        I don’t know about that. Hillary probably had new carpeting already ordered for the oval office in 2016, but had to cancel.

      • Enough Already July 5, 2021 at 1:59 pm #

        Have you ever noticed that when a team wins the super bowl or the World Series, they already have the shirts and hats ready to hand to the players when they give out the trophy? Does that mean that they rigged the game? Or is it possible that both sets of tee shirts were printed and ready to go? Is it also not possible that both Trump and Biden planned victory parties so that they could be ready ahead of time if that was how events unfolded? On top of that, it is entirely possible that an elected president could get special expedited service on fireworks orders. Is it not? It’s not exactly like you or me trying to order them, is it?

        • tully July 5, 2021 at 5:07 pm #

          As I recall, Hillary had quite the party planned, including fireworks at the ready in 2016. Obviously the fireworks got cancelled, and a few champagne bottles got thrown.
          Guessing most of the booze was consumed as folks attempted to drown their sorrows.

          • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 10:48 pm #

            John Podesta had to send the people home from Hillary’s “Victory Party” because she was too blotto to speak.

      • Uncle Bob July 5, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

        The way he campaigned by hiding in a closet while wearing a mask certainly leads one to believe the Dems had arranged for the “preferred” (for Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and the major media) candidate to win. When a candidate has “massive” rallies where ten people show up while the “unpopular” candidate has to turn away people because he already has too many supporters at the rally, but the guy with ten supporters wins, something is screwy.

        • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 3:10 pm #

          Yes, Biden did remind me of the masked Lone Ranger, discreetly hiding from the world. Yet aided by his faithful person of color in women’s garb, KamelToe, miraculously winning in the end.

      • michael July 5, 2021 at 4:23 pm #

        These things are arranged in advance to cover all bases. Two types of speeches are prepared: victory and concession.
        This reminds me of a funny story: at the occasion of the Beijing Olympics (2008) the swimmer Michael Phelps was a hot favorite to win 7 gold medals (3 individual + 4 relays). Now no longer remembered is the fact that there was female counterpart: Katie Hoff with the same chances of making seven golds.

        Thus major network was already filming the triumphant athlete profiles in Beijing even as the competition was going. The piece had to be done in advance to be ready for the viewers immediately after the fact.

        Michael Phelps came through but Katie Hoff didn’t and “lost” in all individual events (“lost” like 2nd). The editors had to stay up all night to edit her out and she disappeared into obscurity — a real shame as she was a glorious swimmer.

    • JohnAZ July 5, 2021 at 10:53 am #

      And we do not have a clue about what will happen. The Founders did not envision corruption like what has happened and did not include it in the Constitution.

      The political part of the US is going to have a chance to wing it.

      Watch out, it will not be pretty.

    • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 12:04 pm #

      This reminds me of a situation I read about. In the early middle ages a diocese was divided against itself and could not agree on a bishop. So the archbishop said: You people in faction A give me the name of someone in Faction B you least detest. Same thing with you Faction B.

      Then he wrote the two names down on paper, put them in a hat and had some young child pick one. That person became the new bishop.

      It’s like the Republicans pick Senator Joe Manchin (D. W Va.) the Democrats pick Senator Mitt Romney (R. UT). Someone picks one name from the hat; and that’s out next President. Think it would pass constitutional muster?

      • abbybwood July 5, 2021 at 2:17 pm #

        I think the Democrats would pick Liz Cheney.

        She and Pelosi are besties. Which is why Pelosi named Cheney to the Jan. 6th “Commission”.

    • farmgal July 5, 2021 at 12:06 pm #

      I think the only thing that could possibly save America at this point is the assertion of states’ rights. You’re right that it’s beginning to happen. Also there is simply nullification – just don’t enforce those laws that are detrimental to the states. I’m saddened that Georgia can’t be counted on to be one of those states. I’ve said it before but Atlanta metro is a cancer devouring our state. What does one do when one has a cancer-just cut it out. Sounds like the beginning of a plan to me.

      • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

        We have the same problem in illinois with Chicago, farmgal. I’d be happy to let Chicago become its own state, support themselves with tax collection. LOL.

      • Ron Anselmo July 5, 2021 at 12:36 pm #

        Ammotherapy.

      • tully July 5, 2021 at 5:54 pm #

        In one of Greer’s books, think it was Retrotopia, Chicago was it’s own city-nation in 2060 after the original US had broken up into smaller, regional countries. In the book, it was fantastically corrupt. 😉

    • Enough Already July 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm #

      “The White House still sits dark and apparently unoccupied.”

      Please tell me that you’re joking and that you don’t actually believe that Joe Biden is not physically occupying the White House.

      • Slugoon July 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

        I’d call “Joe Biden’s” head unoccupied and therefore Jim is right either way.

      • draupnir July 5, 2021 at 1:56 pm #

        As said, I’m not entirely convinced. I suspect a lot of what we see of Joe Biden is filmed on a soundstage. I’m entirely convinced there’s more than one of him, or he has prosthetic earlobes that can be replaced on a whim. I’ve seen the videos of what DC looks like now and there are no lights on in that building. All the federal buildings are locked and appear empty. There’s no traffic to speak of and there’s plenty of parking Perhaps, because of COVID, he is working from home like the rest of the federal employees?

        • Enough Already July 5, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

          “ I’m entirely convinced there’s more than one of him, or he has prosthetic earlobes that can be replaced on a whim.”

          If you’re entirely convinced that he has prosthetic earlobes (?!?!) and that there’s more than one of him, I don’t know how to debate with you. I’m absolutely convinced that that is not the case. The lights are definitely NOT off at the White House. That’s a fact.

          The reason there’s not much traffic in Washington and that a lot of federal offices remain at very low capacity is because most federal employees and a whole of of private sector employees are still working from home. There’s no grand conspiracy. The reason is very straightforward.

          • Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 2:22 pm #

            There’s a whole bunch of Bidens who have no earlobes. The prosthetis can just be “snapped in” as needed.

          • draupnir July 5, 2021 at 3:12 pm #

            There are at least two Joe Bidens. One of them has earlobes that droop a bit before attaching to his jaw below his ear. The other one has hardly any earlobe at all. Of course they don’t change his earlobes. They are not the same man. The formation of the ears never changes, is unique, and is one of the methods used to identify people.

          • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 10:54 pm #

            How did they get an extra Joe Biden, cloning or surgery on a real person? Why do both have Alzbheimer’s? If they’re going to make an extra, wouldn’t they make one who’s really sharp and capable? And then get rid of the original?

        • KappaJoe July 5, 2021 at 3:05 pm #

          He also has yet to fly anywhere under the the call sign “AF1”, i.e., Air Force One, which is the call sign provided by the Air Force to be used exclusively by the sitting US president when flying. As far as I know, this is unheard of. Yet Harris has been seen flying as AF2 on and off. No one knows why this is the case, but speculation is rampant.

          • Slugoon July 5, 2021 at 3:38 pm #

            Waiting for a stairlift to be installed on the boarding steps?

      • Anthea July 5, 2021 at 3:44 pm #

        I don’t know why you would automatically assume that he is. There are many possible reasons why moving him into the White House could be a bad idea. For one thing, the media has workspace in the White House. It is possible that Biden’s private existence is not amenable to public awareness.

        While it is true that the press cannot freely enter the part of the White House that is the president’s private residence, people with dementia have a tendency to wander. Sure, Biden could theoretically be restrained from wandering, but if any appearance of this would be unseemly. Secret service herding the pajama-clad (or nude) old guy back home when he was trying to sneak out for ice cream–while babbling incoherently–would not be a good look.

        It is also possible that he requires medical care at home that could attract the attention of the press–or that he requires medical care in medical facilities with an unseemly frequency.

        People with dementia can be troublesome in many–often unforeseen–ways.

    • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

      Great observances and questions.

      They definitely have green-screened Jo Jo Magoo quite a bit, esp. at the beginning, until people started to notice. Now who knows where they hold all those events that aren’t virtual.

      Yes we are in crisis, and I wonder how many people actually know it?

      Too many with blinders on.

      • hmuller July 6, 2021 at 9:39 am #

        Biden stumbling three times on the airplane staircase – I’ll believe that was real. Entertaining, too.

        • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 7:31 pm #

          Yes it was – lol.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 6, 2021 at 8:49 pm #

          He is so lucky that he landed his 3rd and final attempt. He was that close to going ass-over-tea-kettle.

          While Zapruder seems untouchable, Jo Jo Magoo cart-wheeling down half of Air Force One’s staircase with a Big splat at the end would’ve jumped to second place in a heartbeat.

    • Sean Coleman July 5, 2021 at 3:59 pm #

      I was wondering about the National Guard turning their back on him. I would like to believe it but I assume they were facing that way to spot any security threats. Does anyone know what the usual practice is?

    • Hereward the Woke July 5, 2021 at 5:13 pm #

      Good comment, Draupnir. Biden didn’t have to campaign, told us he didn’t need our votes to win and so it’s only fitting that he doesn’t actually have to do the job he was supposedly elected for. No, it’s all very bizarre. I don’t believe the Q rubbish, but then again, all is not right with the Usurper either. Strange times ahead.

    • Rulo Deschamps July 5, 2021 at 8:50 pm #

      draupnir, surreal indeed.

      And you know what else is of biblical proportions? The migration towards FL. Never in over 2 decades here have I seen anything like it. Had to move my southern farm to the north of the state. Dozens of 300 mile trips loaded with live chickens, tools and supplies. The USA is moving to Fl, especially South Fl. I-75 southbound is sometimes 50% or more out of state vehicles. In the summer! Epochal crises bring about migrations. Exodus. Vast population displacements. We’re seeing it.

      I don’t recommend it. As we say here when it’s too late to evacuate because the hurricane is upon you already, “shelter in place”. South FL is overpopulated already. You’ll be dead weight, without contacts, without knowing the lay of the land. Stay in NJ.

      • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 10:57 pm #

        I’ll stay in Illinois. It will take one hell of a tsunami to reach me here.

      • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 11:07 pm #

        The migration to Idaho is likewise biblical.

        Californians are ditching California. That’s millions of people, going to Texas, Florida, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana…

        • hmuller July 6, 2021 at 9:45 am #

          Who would want to live in California? High taxes, insane regulators, high prices (like $5 gasoline).

          All for the privilege of having homeless drug addicts and assorted criminals camped on the sidewalk where you live. And the city won’t do jack shit about them because of nut-case, left-wing politics.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 7:35 pm #

            Exactly. I couldn’t wait to get out of there. I moved to the Bay area for a job, and was there for 5 years. Yeesh. 5 too many!

  8. teddyboy46 July 5, 2021 at 10:43 am #

    While I would never say JHK is wrong, but as long as we have a demand economy some form of payment will have to be accepted for goods and services.

    My prediction is Amazon will invent their own money to keep the Chinese merchandise flowing into American homes and offices. Which looks to be the same thing post covid.

  9. thirdcoastlegend July 5, 2021 at 10:49 am #

    You know who else are not in the news these days?

    Valerie Jarrett and Loretta Lynch.

    • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 12:12 pm #

      I’m hoping they’re locked up in GITMO. But the universe is not that fair.

    • Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 2:24 pm #

      One of the gems of the Obama years: Loretta being chased thru a suburban landscape by a real reporter while walking her dog. She sought refuge at a neighbor’s house – and was denied!

      That was probably the only time she ever face any real questioning for persecution of Conservatives.

      • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 3:18 pm #

        If a mob chased Loretta, would they automatically qualify as a “Lynch” mob? The universe is not that fair; but it’s nice to dream.

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

        That wasn’t Loretta Lynch. That was Lois Lerner, Yo. However, it was comedy gold watching her try to lose the reporter.

    • KappaJoe July 5, 2021 at 3:23 pm #

      Or Comey, or Schiff, or Brennan, or Podesta. How is it that these major foot soldiers and Trump antagonists have little to no visibility in the administration of the most popular president ever elected? Even the Clintons have been uncharacteristically quiet and reclusive, yet the Bidens managed to go out of their way to take pictures of themselves with the hobbit Carters.

      It is odd. Even though the Covid hysteria is the quietest in fifteen months, and most areas have been open for quite some time now, it seems many of Washington’s power players are more “sheltered” and than ever.

      • Hereward the Woke July 5, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

        That’s what gets me too. With the amount of bile and hatred they spewed over Orange Man Bad, you would have thought they would still be gloating and partying over his “demise”. Instead, they are virtually invisible. That can only mean two things: either they didn’t really win, or they are incredibly busy hunkered up with Obama and Rice’s basement, working on the destruction of the nation they all hate.

      • draupnir July 5, 2021 at 6:09 pm #

        Funny you should mention that bunch. Some of the more barking mad deplorables, though banished from social media, and indeed, from all polite society, have found alternative platforms, even sponsors. There, In the outer darkness, they continue to bay at the moon, spread conspiracy theories, and interview each other. I find it interesting, because every one of those people, reputedly lying low, is rumored to have been arrested and tried by military tribunal. Except for Schiff, who has not yet been tried, and Bill Clinton, who threw himself on the mercy of the court, they have all been executed.

        • draupnir July 5, 2021 at 6:13 pm #

          I should have said, “reportedly been executed.”

          • Rulo Deschamps July 5, 2021 at 8:59 pm #

            Eh? Reported by whom? I doubt it.

          • draupnir July 5, 2021 at 9:35 pm #

            Rulo

            “Some of the more barking mad deplorables, though banished from social media, and indeed, from all polite society, have found alternative platforms, even sponsors. There, In the outer darkness, they continue to bay at the moon, spread conspiracy theories, and interview each other.”

            I doubt it too. Wish fulfillment fantasies–who can afford to indulge in them? I’m retired and have too much time on my hands.

            However, sites like bitchute and rumble also carry many of the scientists and doctors who have been banished from social media for warning about the mRNA vaccine, still desperately trying to get out their message.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 7:38 pm #

            It’s the Qanoners.

            They really believe this stuff, that Gina Haspell is in Gitmo, they reported she was dead, etc.

            It’s fantasy porn to keep the people hooked on the psyop.

  10. Bill7 July 5, 2021 at 10:51 am #

    Mr. Kunstler says above that Da Covid is coming back in the Fall.
    How does he know this?

    • JohnAZ July 5, 2021 at 11:04 am #

      If it does, it means that we have no control over the mutation properties of the coronavirus family. Not much else will matter.

      Reading CFN, there is definitely a split in understanding what the capability of the coronavirus is. The political reaction to another surge could be catastrophic. We better hope the vaxx holds against variants..

      • Hereward the Woke July 5, 2021 at 5:19 pm #

        Really? The “death rate” from the Delta variant is 0.1%. Which means it’s either the flu or just the watered down mutation of China flu. Most virus mutations are weaker. And China flu was never that bad in the first place. And as for the “vaccine”, it hardly even works against the original virus, and the increasingly disturbing side effects that come with are going to be much worse than any Wuflu “variant”. If you are still worried, I suggest you write to Joe for some Depends reserves to tide you over.

    • michael July 5, 2021 at 11:05 am #

      Generally we do not “know” anything for sure but deal in probabilities. But seeing as how there are tens thousands of new cases in countries with vaccination campaigns far advanced (UK) as well as much indication of the current crop of vaccines ineffective against prevailing variants (one week in June of 514 hospitalized cases in the UK, 210 were partially or fully vaccinated) the likelihood of it coming back in the Fall is pretty good.

      • Islander July 5, 2021 at 12:02 pm #

        Does it matter which virus pops up in the flu season (fall)?

        If my understanding is correct—that the current crop of jabs target only the current corona virus version and actually weakens the immune system’s ability to fight *other* viruses—then it doesn’t seem to matter what turns up in the next flu season.

        The jabbed will have fewer available defenses than the unjabbed.

        Not to forget that the first line of defense against all air-borne germs is the mucous membranes and the T-cells. Teh innate immune system.

        Not antibodies. So for me a big question is whether the current mRNA jabs compromise the innate immune system.

        A big problem that I see looming is that records are not being kept carefully, so we won’t have enough data to really understand what is going on as this health/sickness situ develops.

        • Islander July 5, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

          What I was referring to in my second graf is

          paradoxical immune enhancement (per Dr. Mercola article linked above).

        • michael July 5, 2021 at 1:44 pm #

          One of the most important innate defenses against viruses is intracellular (“cellular”) defense: sentinel cells like macrophages, dendritic cells may not recognize an incoming novel virus. The virus then infects cells and uncovers viral DNA or RNA.

          Cells have receptors to recognize foreign DNA and RNA (Toll like receptors TLR7 and TLR8). When they do so, they raise a sytem-wide alarm immediately and generate interfereon alpha to inhibit viral replication.

          This is an extremely important part of the innate antiviral defense. It so happens that the Pfizer vaccine (and likely all mRNA vaccines) down-regulate this reaction thereby weakening the defense against _all_ viruses.

          A merry good Christmans and a happy H5N1 everybody!

    • thirdcoastlegend July 5, 2021 at 11:08 am #

      It is possible JHK was referring to the ongoing MSM attempts to ramp hysteria over the, “Delta,” variant.

      • JohnAZ July 5, 2021 at 11:31 am #

        Absolutely, the MSM is the mouthpiece of the gang of thieves in DC right now. They will not give up their handle on power without a fight.

    • taoistonthecross July 5, 2021 at 11:11 am #

      good question. not to mention nobody does what the 90’s tv. gurus
      said: don’t give it energy – everything is out the window with a Great Leap Backward

    • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 11:53 am #

      Not only did Mr K state that the COVIDs will come back in the Fall. Our hip host also stated that it will be the vaxxed that are dropping dead like mRNA test-cats & -ferrets.

      Mr K sees that Night Owl, Mary et al are clearly Right, imho.

      ———–

      It is time to let go of your psychological blanky. It is mud-soaked. It is dead weight.

      TPTB want less people. WAY less. This is their play. Right now. They milked their phoney bologna fiat Petro-Dollar rackets for a full Jubilee and are now cashing their chips like Hank Paulson writ large.

      Yoho didn’t like me saying it but let’s be Honest:

      Americans were not exceptional. Of course, raising children in this dog-eat-dog World lying to them that they are exceptional results in delusional chumps while dog-eat-dog.

      TPTB have milked you clean. They won’t tax the rest out of you. They will simply, 1 day, pull the pin on the US$ and voila!

      • Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 2:51 pm #

        “You’re the chumps, Yoho” – this is how he phrased it.

      • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 3:21 pm #

        What concerns me, O.G. is that TPTB will come up with some bogus “science” to explain how it’s the unvaxxed who are causing all the problems and killing the vaxxed.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 5:09 pm #

          They are already foreshadowing exacrly that, HM.

          The Delta Variant will grow & spread by the greedy, selfish, smash-their-faces-in, asymptomatic unjabbed.

          Sad but True.

        • Hereward the Woke July 5, 2021 at 5:23 pm #

          Hmuller. Let them try. There are more and more people refusing to be taken in. 2m people were on the streets of London last week protesting against the pointless lockdowns. BoJo then walked back his China flu passport policy. On Wed, 60k Brits will watch England v Denmark in the Euro (soccer) – with no masks, no proof of “negative” tests or social distancing. Even the sheep amongst us are waking up.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 4:52 pm #

            I hope it’s not too late.

            Their moves have gotten way more desperate.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 6, 2021 at 8:40 pm #

            They did not come this far to fail and be frog-marched to The Hague.

          • GreenAlba July 8, 2021 at 11:28 am #

            Hereward

            There were ‘thousands’ at the march in London, not 2m.

            And the crowd at the England v. Denmark match were maskless but tested.

            Not disagreeing with your aspirations, just saying.

        • Rulo Deschamps July 5, 2021 at 9:01 pm #

          hmuller, a Gulag Archipielago for the refuseniks?

          • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 11:04 pm #

            Could be. I saw French officialdom wants to make the vaccine mandatory for everyone. It may not happen, but the Cabal is pushing this hard.

    • SvrzoH July 5, 2021 at 12:05 pm #

      Jim is not predicting timing of Covid new wave.
      He’s predicting guaranteed MSM drivel in September.
      Why is it so hard to guess?

      • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

        Ya. Ok.

      • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 3:14 pm #

        There will be no new wave, because there aren’t and never were any waves to begin with.

        • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 3:15 pm #

          And OG, I don’t think Jim sees things my way. My view is that the Drosten Test is Corona.

          There is nothing else. Fake cases created by a test ill suited for purpose and cranked up to 45 cycles.

          It is a fucking hoax.

          • KappaJoe July 5, 2021 at 3:34 pm #

            I concur mightily, except that the injections are potentially a kind of delayed fuse, voluntary euthanasia for the immuno-compromised and an infertility vector of unknown duration for everyone else.

          • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 3:42 pm #

            Yes, I think that is that is the last piece of the puzzle. What is going to happen when flu season picks up again, and the injected have to deal with the flu in the wild?

            In the animal tests, the animals all died, which is part of why the Pharma mafia could not get full authorization for these shots.

            This is literally a mass experiment, if you want to put it positively. The kicker is, they conceivably know how the test ends, as they have already been there.

          • draupnir July 5, 2021 at 4:15 pm #

            That test was so sensitive, that I’ve read posts from at least two people who claimed to have made appointments for a test, were unable to attend, and were notified that their tests were positive without having even been near a swab.

          • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 4:59 pm #

            Draup, there is a good session at the Corona Ausschuss where they discuss how the tests came about.

            After the fake videos of people dying while running down the street in China, the WHO had an emergency session where they were told to declare a pandemic. Problem was, they had no cases.

            They contacted Drosten and he developed his special PCR test. And suddenly they had a few thousand cases and a pandemic was declared (they also changed the definition of a pandemic).

            It has been verified that in most countries the tests were being run at 45 cycles, when anything above 25 was known to produce mostly false positive (accoriding to Ur-inventor Mullins).

            Every case stems from the fraudulent test. This is the greatest hoax in human history.

          • Amman July 6, 2021 at 4:09 am #

            Hoax with a cap, please.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 6, 2021 at 8:38 pm #

            I am less sure, NO.

            I Believe that you are correct and I regularly see the Real World match your assessments.

            Mr K undoubtedly reads you and your valuable links.

            Mr K sees what is going on.

            However, unlike Night Owl or MaryQueen, Mr K publishes under his Real name and with his Real well-respected reputation and distinguished career.

            That is, I Believe that Mr K is publishing towards what you say is Really going on but he heads slowly in that direction as the path is fraught with trepidation-inducing pitfalls.

            If we get ahead of ourselves, Tekapo LOLs and that’s about it. Mr K has much more at stake plus also has a sizeable lead over similar pundits.

            Mr K is being cagey while he carefully discovers and reveals The Truth, imho.

    • DuckandCover July 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm #

      When is everyone going to realize that the “variants” are not naturally occurring but are new releases timed according to plans or changing events. It’s very curious that India and China get involved in another of their long history of Border conflicts, and within a month Indians are dropping like flies beneath a crop duster.

      Look for an extremely virulent “Variant” to hit Taiwan as China looks to weaken the island prior to an invasion.

      Covid-19 is lab created and weaponized. It makes the “Neutron” bombs of the 70’s look so “uncivilized”.

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

        So why does the CDC identify Covid as “PIC” on their site: Pneumonia, Influenaz, and Covid? If it’s all that big and bad, why pad the numbers with other diseases? Or bribe institutions and doctors to write Covid as cause of death?

        Don’t believe me? Google CDC, PIC

      • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 3:34 pm #

        The new variants are released from the television.

    • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 1:45 pm #

      It’s the flu season and they conflated flu and colds with so-called Covdi19. So a no-brainer.

      • Hereward the Woke July 5, 2021 at 5:26 pm #

        Yep. And what DID happen to flu last winter? For the first time in recorded history, we had almost no flu deaths, down to 1’822 from 38m. Amazing coincidence!

        • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 11:13 pm #

          Flu and colds no longer exist. Along with cancer, heart disease, thrombosis, and sepsis. All rebranded as Covid19.

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

      Probably because “the flu” always comes back in the fall/winter?

    • Anthea July 5, 2021 at 4:14 pm #

      Since, for all practical purposes, covid is just another iteration of the flu, and you can count of a recurrence of the flu during the fall and winter–yes, you can be pretty sure it will be back.

      I am not sure that G-pop will put up with any more lockdown horseshit–at least in some states. Liberal cities and some liberal states might go full-on with Australia-type restrictions, but in many states, I would expect more resistance if a repeat performance were attempted. Conservative states will be much more prepared to counter such measures, and they will have facts and figures to back them up. We all got taken by surprise the first time around.

  11. Socrates-Detroit July 5, 2021 at 10:52 am #

    The Soviet Union’s last days were bad. It took years for Russia, the core of the USSR, to regain its footing. And yet… it did. And today, they are on “solid” ground. Not as affluent as the the West, let alone Americans, but not bad at all. They have clean water and electricity, and a functioning society.

    Russia was not as developed as America (back in 1990! Let alone NOW!!!) and the Russian people were not as “sophisticated”, at least in the area of consumerism (the arts, ballet, classical music, spirituality, they may be ahead).

    So the shock of their implosion was akin to being pushed off the 2nd floor. It’s bad. When on falls from the 2nd story, it be fatal–or it may just be some bruises, and one gets up in pain and walks away. Usually, one is injured, often seriously.

    The shock of America’s implosion may be like falling off the 4th floor. Much worse. If it is the 4th floor, (and after all, are we not at the “peak” on many levels?), it will be much worse of a fall than the second. Usually falling from there is fatal or paralyzing.

    Russians had intergenerational living arrangements. Those who had families had a real (not virtual…) social support network. Russians had a lot less stuff. What they had wasn’t as good. They didn’t have suburban sprawl. They walked or used shoddy, but serviceable, public transportation. They didn’t sink foundations for millions of exurban homes in their farmland. The were definitely not living beyond their means.

    And even though subjugated, the Russian people retained similar values and culture.

    Once the Russian state dispensed with Communism, while not China, just using simple, common sense principles, the Russian were able to make up a lot of ground–after a few awful years. But, this is important, they survived the awful years without civil strife or civil war. They were able to feed themselves, and life went on, pretty much as before, in their cramped, mass-produced apartments for the urban Russian, and their small homes for the rest.

    The US has been living beyond its means (budget deficit and…TRADE deficit!) my entire adult life.

    American capitalism is to a large extent about hustling and conning–“making money with money”.

    “Leverage” is a wonderful way to get more, faster! Yes, it is.

    Of course, deleverage means, that in reverse, it will be an awful way to go backwards. If/when society starts to implode, it will unravel.

    The ‘safety net’ in America is based on money–I pay taxes now and collect Social Security later. Families tend to be scattered–kids to go college and land that first job 700 miles away. Grandparents and kids don’t live under the same roof. It is liberating, for sure! But it also requires a level of affluence and financial stability that, if one reads our host or other intelligent, and frequently very rich, individuals, America has been lacking for some time.

    The ‘common values’ that Americans had are being questioned and discarded just as the storm clouds are rolling in.

    So, if things do not hold, the average American will feel a lot more pain than the average Russian–both, because we will take a bigger step backwards, and because on average, we are not as tough or tolerant of “pain” as Russians–and quite honestly, many other people in the world.

    • SW July 5, 2021 at 11:13 am #

      All good points and one I would like to add–their medical system certainly didn’t compare to our advanced one but it was accessible to the citizens without insurance or the specter of bankruptcy.

      • tahoe1780 July 5, 2021 at 11:33 am #

        and they had a surplus of oil to export.

      • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 3:31 pm #

        Nevertheless,overall life expectancy dropped by 4 years in Russia in the early 1990’s; even more for the vodka guzzling male population. It has since recovered.

        1990 68.89 years
        1994 64.47 years
        Today 72.66 years

        Google: life expectancy russia 1990’s

        • Slugoon July 6, 2021 at 2:09 am #

          In aviation there is something called ‘coffin corner’ where the higher you go the narrower the margin gets between the Mach limit of the aircraft and the stall speed. When you’re at the corner, going any faster causes a supersonic shock wave to develop with undesirable consequences, and going any slower causes a high altitude stall with undesirable consequences.

          This is how I’ve always thought of what you are describing and about many things in life in general. You can increase life expectancy but it comes at the cost of resilience and fragility and it is also subject to the law of diminishing returns.

          Conversely, while the mean life expectancy may well be lower in Russia, they were in much better shape to pull through the collapse of the Soviet Union than the USA would/will be.

          That was a superb post from Socrates.

    • gustafson.robert.22 July 5, 2021 at 12:19 pm #

      Agree

    • SvrzoH July 5, 2021 at 12:24 pm #

      On his blog while ago, Orlov did compare the two, CCCP and USA in the time of societal collapse.
      In the former, during the turmoil, people’s utilities were not turned off, public transport was free and nobody was kicked out from the “dreadful” Soviet apartments. Dacha’s land on the outskirts of the cities did provide some food.
      Later did not fare well for an obvious reason just by reading the list above.

      • Slugoon July 6, 2021 at 1:49 am #

        I think he covered this in his book Confronting Collapse too. Essentially, the USA has farther to fall.

    • abbybwood July 5, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

      A big problem I see is that Americans do not generally care about one another.

      This can easily be witnessed by all the cowardly physicians in the US who are too afraid to do simple research with the FLCCC docs on Covid. “First, do no harm” is a thing of the past.

      The bulk of these doctors currently “caring” for Americans are far more concerned with their wallets and being professionally cancelled. Dr. Marik pointed this out in his talk last night (link above).

      Sad, corrupt, uncaring and dishonest days we are living in now.

      • Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 2:32 pm #

        Diversity destroys community. So do cars and malls. And of course the whole Capitalist ethos that lead to them does so as well.

  12. michael July 5, 2021 at 10:58 am #

    The average citizen is too stupid to escape the cage of propaganda which the symbiotic structure consisting of the ruling oligarchie + multinational corporations and their mass media arms put them in.

    The situation can get much much worse without there being a reaction by the public. The official lies can assume bizarre forms. A bit like Nazi Germany winning the war by luring the Russians into the suburbs of Berlin to be annihilated there.

    With the structure for election fraud now firmly in place it will be impossible to change anything. The only way out is a complete breakdown of existing structures (as in Germany 1945) or a coup by the military.

  13. Murph July 5, 2021 at 10:59 am #

    To join JHK in echoing Dylan’s “Visions of Johanna” in his prose today, I’ll add a similarly apt direct quote: “We sit here stranded / Though we all do our best to deny it.”

    • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 11:57 am #

      “Things ought to get interesting
      Right about now”

      “You’re invisible now
      You’ve got too many secrets to conceal”

      “You’re gonna have to serve somebody”

      “Everybody must get stoned”

      • daytrip July 5, 2021 at 1:01 pm #

        And what did you see, my blue-eyed son?

    • KappaJoe July 5, 2021 at 3:45 pm #

      People disagreeing on all just about everything, yeah
      Makes you stop and lo wonder why
      Why only yesterday I saw somebody on the street
      Who just couldn’t help but cry

      Oh, this ol’ river keeps on rollin’, though
      No matter what gets in the way and which way the wind does blow
      And as long as it does I’ll just sit here
      And watch the river flow

      • debt July 5, 2021 at 4:13 pm #

        People disagreeing everywhere you look,
        Makes you want to stop and read a book.
        Why just the other day I saw someone out on the street that was…
        Really shook!

  14. SW July 5, 2021 at 11:07 am #

    Good article and your guess what’s going to happen is certainly as good as anyones, probably better since you’re watching it more closely than most people.

    Where are the idealist, young lawyers fighting for free speech? I don’t know how anyone could look at this censorship and not realize Americans are being stripped of free speech under the guise of “fake news”? Has this been challenged in any court? The appalling Congressional hearings showed our government was urging them on. Pretty bad when even that AI robot Zuckerberg weakly objected to being put in the position of censor.

    There was a segment on the national news about the housing boom and a young woman who bought a house with no inspection and then discovered it was falling apart. Guess whose fault it was?! The government! “It should be against the law to buy a house without an inspection.”

    Maybe that’s why no one is objecting — we want the government to do our thinking for us, give us our opinions and bail us out of our stupid decisions.

    • beantownbill. July 5, 2021 at 11:30 am #

      “Maybe that’s why no one is objecting — we want the government to do our thinking for us, give us our opinions and bail us out of our stupid decisions.“

      That’s the scariest part of your entire post.

      • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm #

        Israeli doctors develop ‘pig-human’ hybrid organ for transplant

        One might think that this headline is a fabricated anti-semitic slur but it is actually from yesterday’s The Jerusalem Post.

        https://m.jpost.com/health-science/israeli-doctors-develop-pig-human-hybrid-organ-for-transplant-672861

        There have been many attempts to implant animal organs in humans, however there have been very acute rejections.

        beantownbill., are ‘pig-human’ organs kosher?

        • malthuss July 5, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

          ‘pig-human’ organs kosher? WOW.

          Meanwhile, the push or pushback continues,

          Jews, who have exclusive kosher rules and disdain breaking bread with goyim, whine about the ‘racism’ of French wine-and-dine.
          https://www.thecollegefix.com/the-latest-example-of-white-privilege-eating-french-food/

          • SW July 5, 2021 at 12:50 pm #

            Mitral valves have been replaced by pig valves for years so this is nothing new, really. I’ve never heard any objection to it on religious grounds.

          • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 11:08 pm #

            I guess if you object to pig parts, for a few dollars more you can get Uighur parts.

        • Hereward the Woke July 5, 2021 at 5:29 pm #

          Frankly, OG, a pig face transplant would improve my looks. I think my missus has already put me on the waiting list. 🙂

          • malthuss July 5, 2021 at 8:11 pm #

            o m g

      • SW July 5, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

        @ bill

        With no critical thinking skills being taught in schools, pulling the wool over people’s eyes may not be that much of a challenge. Many years ago in civics class (not taught anymore) we had to read an editorial and analyze it according to logic. It was actually fun b/c most didn’t actually make any sense and almost never presented any proof to backup their assertions.

    • michael July 5, 2021 at 12:59 pm #

      What are you complaining about? It is only “hate speech” that is forbidden. And hate speech is defined as any speech which the tyrants hate.

  15. DrTomSchmidt July 5, 2021 at 11:08 am #

    Recent numbers on the delta variant revealed two very interesting numbers. First, of the unvaccinated people who got Delta, .08% died, again confirming how low the death rate is from the virus. We can assume that more people got infected but not diagnosed because symptoms were mild, so that sets an upper limit on death from COVID. The original study by Pfizer to justify the EUA also showed that only 3 of the 162 unvaccinated people (out of 20,000 closely monitored people) who got infected got severe COVID, and only one of those required hospitalization.

    Second, the death rate from Delta among the vaccinated was .6%, 8 times higher. Granted that the vaccinated were largely older, this still does not bode well.

    Interesting fact about the Delta COVID variant. See here:
    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/997418/Variants_of_Concern_VOC_Technical_Briefing_17.pdf

    Page 13. 117 people have died of/with the variant in England. 44 were unvaccinated, and 73 were vaccinated. 50 of those had had the full two shots. The death rate in the unvaccinated is .08%. The death rate in people who have had two shots is .69%

    That is a disaster. The overall death rate from COVID is about .1%.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 12:07 pm #

      This may be a “disaster” from your PoV but it is going pretty much exactly as planned.

      Cuck Todd fawned all over Dr Anthony Fauci on NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday. It was creepy.

    • Slugoon July 5, 2021 at 12:54 pm #

      Thanks for the link, DrTom. I’m guessing I won’t see this on BBC News.

      A while back, when Big Pharma were fudging numbers to get the highest % efficacy for their ‘product’, my instinct told me they’d be lucky to hit 50% never mind 95%. What I never imagined was that they would lead to an increase in deaths, yet here is some tentative proof.

      Autumn/Winter will be the real test. I think Jim is right, it will come back again regardless of vaccines. It will be interesting to observe the reaction and behaviour of both governments and the masked when it does.

    • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 2:25 pm #

      Second, the death rate from Delta among the vaccinated was .6%, 8 times higher. Granted that the vaccinated were largely older, this still does not bode well.

      Interesting fact about the Delta COVID variant. See here:
      https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/997418/Variants_of_Concern_VOC_Technical_Briefing_17.pdf

      Page 13. 117 people have died of/with the variant in England. 44 were unvaccinated, and 73 were vaccinated. 50 of those had had the full two shots. The death rate in the unvaccinated is .08%. The death rate in people who have had two shots is .69%

      This was discussed in the previous cycle, and without one or two other stats, it is hard to draw conclusions that are dire, and in fact they are positive. The BBC pointed this out.

      Overall, what the numbers above don’t include are all the older people who came in contact with the virus but did not contract Covid-19, or only did so very mildly. Prior to the vaccine rollout, a large percentage of Covid deaths were among the elderly, and now that percentage seems to be falling, because a much higher proportion of the elderly are vaccinated.

      So it appears that for the 60+ or 70+ cohorts it is far better to be vaccinated if you come into contact with – or indeed contract – the virus. Your risks of serious hospitalisation or death appear to be proportionately much lower, despite your age, if vaccinated.

      This would appear to be “good” news – and shows yet again we need to be careful with raw statistics. We also need to carefully monitor the longevity of the immunisation cover, and also its effectiveness against the Delta Variant, and others.

      And from JHK’s essay:

      Enjoy the summer while you can because Corona Virus is coming back in the fall and watch out for people who are vaccinated getting sicker than the un-vaxed.

      If this is implying that those who are fully vaccinated AND contract Covid-19 might have a worse outcome (death, serious illness) than had they not been vaccinated – then I haven’t seen evidence that indicates this.

      In fact the reverse should hold – many more people will not contract it at all, or only mildly … and the benefits increase as you get to 60 or older.

      OTOH, if the statement is predicting that those who suffer Covid-19 the most in the Fall will be the vaxxed rather the un-vaxxed in general – I can’t buy that without rather more evidence.

      It might be the case that a solid proportion of those who have serious illness or die are vaccinated, but mainly because those most likely to do worst will be the frail old, right across the vaxxed – un-vaxxed spectrum.

      And further, those more likely to succumb to Covid-19 (mostly, but not only the old, but anyone immuno-compromised) might also be the cohort for whom the vaccines work least well.

      But we can’t ignore that millions won’t contract the disease at all, and they otherwise might have – had they not been vaccinated.

      Again it’s a case of being cautious with statistics, and being modest in drawing conclusions – especially on here with so many who are not only vehement anti-vaxxers, but also earnestly believe the mRNA vaccines are a planned cull.

      • Slugoon July 5, 2021 at 3:43 pm #

        Translation: anything that might go against the narrative, downplay it or hedge it with weasel words. Anything that supports the narrative, push it as hard as possible.

        Two totally different standards apply here just as they do with Biden vs Trump media reporting.

        • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 3:59 pm #

          Translation: anything that might go against the narrative, downplay it or hedge it with weasel words. Anything that supports the narrative, push it as hard as possible.

          It’s what every human being does every single day, in every transaction – even, or possibly especially, in their marriage.

          Anyway – my comments weren’t so much about the spin-doctoring, more about the selective use and mis-use of raw numbers.

          The most obvious one is “X % of Covid-19 deaths were vaccinated (or unvaccinated, depending on your spin)”.

          It is meaningless without knowing ages, percent of the cohort vaccinated, and the percent of total cases (from where the deaths occurred) that were vaccinated at that time. And are we talking about the last year or the last month?

          But the one stat we can’t get is how many people avoided being infected because they are vaccinated.

      • Slugoon July 5, 2021 at 3:59 pm #

        It might be the case that a solid proportion of those who have serious illness or die are vaccinated, but mainly because those most likely to do worst will be the frail old, right across the vaxxed – un-vaxxed spectrum.

        In other words, vaccination isn’t required for young, healthy people and isn’t going to stop old, I’ll people from dying. Sheesh. What have we been saying for the past six months.

        • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 4:10 pm #

          In other words, vaccination isn’t required for young, healthy people and isn’t going to stop old, I’ll people from dying. Sheesh. What have we been saying for the past six months.

          And I for one haven’t disagreed. I have argued for targeted vaccination, some social distancing and masks, quarantine for travellers, but otherwise let businesses and schools operate.

          But there is a cohort – say the average-healthy 50-80 year-olds for whom the risks from vaccination are absolutely minuscule compared to Covid-19 itself.

          And it might stop a proportion of bad deaths in nursing homes – nothing to lose dispensing it there of course.

          And for the young-healthy (20-50) other issues arise – especially in respect of whether vaccines should be mandatory for entry into certain roles – health care, transport … or any place where you are in confined contact with lots of strangers.

          • Redneck Liberal July 5, 2021 at 9:45 pm #

            “And for the young-healthy (20-50) other issues arise – …

            Indeed. I have a nephew living in Hamburg since just before the crud arrived. He’s just 31, single, and living in a flat with other Ph.D. students.

            His real fear is the risk of ‘long COVID’ as he’s seen several people in his cohort come down with the (original) virus and still, after many months, not recover to their full pre-infection fitness.

            It’s grim, and while anecdotal, it’s real and in his personal experience. He’s currently in quarantine because a flatmate tested positive last week.

            His field is microbiology as well, so he has some idea of how tiny little things work, certainly better than the vast majority of the board’s denizens.

            He wants the vaccine.

          • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 11:20 pm #

            His field is microbiology as well, so he has some idea of how tiny little things work, certainly better than the vast majority of the board’s denizens.

            Yes – it’s “interesting” how some of the self-styled insiders on here are quick to highlight adverse reactions to the various vaccines, but totally brush away stories about the adverse reactions to – and bad outcomes from – contracting the virus itself, even though the percentage risks of the latter are higher by several orders of magnitude than from vaccination.

            And as I said, Covid-19 risks rise significantly for those over 60 or 70 and onwards.

          • Slugoon July 6, 2021 at 1:44 am #

            His field is microbiology as well, so he has some idea of how tiny little things work, certainly better than the vast majority of the board’s denizens.

            A pointless appeal to authority, RL. Nobody needs a degree in virology to examine the real-world data and work out the actual threat.

            Anybody scared of ‘long Covid’ (LOL) can avail themselves of a safe and effective experimental vaccine and wear an N95 mask on their face for the rest of their life ‘just in case’.

            It might be an idea to take your nephew’s car keys away too, ‘just in case’ he hurts himself in a crash. Perhaps he should also avoid swimming to minimise the risk of drowning and maybe never climb a ladder again. Safest of all would be to remain quarantined in perpetuity.

    • Hereward the Woke July 5, 2021 at 5:31 pm #

      Thanks, Doc, for the raw data. When will people wake up?

      • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 11:25 pm #

        People are awake … “raw data” has to be turned into useful information. Statistics 101.

  16. gregor July 5, 2021 at 11:13 am #

    Jim forgot one sector of the economy that is doing relatively well, and that’s the misbegotten corrupt money grubbing soulless psychotic organization I call the medical/pharmaceutical/insurance industrial complex. I don’t trust them as far as I can spit.
    Gregor

  17. Anon1970 July 5, 2021 at 11:13 am #

    Has Victoria Nuland been confirmed to her senior post in the Department of State (#3 ranking?)? If yes, what is she up to these days? Why did Biden nominate her after her disastrous role in the 2014 Ukrainian revolution?

    • SW July 5, 2021 at 11:17 am #

      Maybe it was BECAUSE of her actions in Ukraine. Remember, Ukraine was a democratic country before the coup. Or maybe she and Hunter are on the same energy board of directors.

  18. MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 11:30 am #

    Appropos:

    ThreadReader tweets showing how China launched the global hoax campaign:

    “1/5 This @nytimes article by @paulmozur is a smoking gun on the genesis of the coronavirus lockdowns.

    According to the article, the CCP launched a massive social media campaign in ITALY to advertise its coronavirus lockdown measures in early March.”

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1270925788389486593.html

    I’d like to see the corresponding CNN etc. broadcasts from that time as well.

    • michael July 5, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

      If the Chinese started the “hoax” why did we pick up the ball and run with it? Are we now doing the bidding of the Chinese?

      • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 2:03 pm #

        It’s a global effort, but this shows that they kicked it off w/Italy.

        • Amman July 6, 2021 at 6:27 am #

          At the end of the day, Lockdowns in various countries of the world did not come about because of a decision imposed by China or some influence operation undertaken by China to sway decisions. The domestic elite, the rulers/authorities of each country, are responsible for the decisions made by that country and for the fate of their people. IMO, CNN and BBC are far more responsible for what went down in the US and UK than the Chinese could ever be.

      • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 2:11 pm #

        Because the WEF is working with China.

        • thirdcoastlegend July 5, 2021 at 2:16 pm #

          Maybe.

          I tend to go back and forth on this point.

          We do know, based on the WEF’s published output, that the WEF thinks the Chinese command economy is just the best thing since sliced bread.

          So, it could be a situation where the WEF is simply taking its cues from the CCP rather than actively colluding with them.

          • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 2:50 pm #

            There is no maybe in it for me.

            They have aided and abetted China in building its economy for several decades. And they have (in the Paris Accords, for example) allowed them to pollute to their heart’s desire, while Europe and the United States are forced to go in the opposite direction. Climate lockdowns are in store for us to finish the economic hit job started by the Covid Hoax.

            The WEF/bankster group (GloboCap as CJ Hopkins refers to them) are pushing for China to become the sole hegemon, which is also why most manufacturing has moved there, and why they are working to use the Chinese Social Credit score model in the US and Europe.

            Interesting aside: the Chinese have already been in talks with the EU to run the Covid vaxx pass/World ID program.

          • Hereward the Woke July 5, 2021 at 5:33 pm #

            A key facet of the WEF types is their arrogance and obtuseness. They probably think they are using China for their dirty work. In reality, I’m sure the hard-headed CCP folks are laughing up their sleeves at the effete globalists of Davos.

    • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 11:29 pm #

      According to the article, the CCP launched a massive social media campaign in ITALY to advertise its coronavirus lockdown measures in early March.

      Because both Northern Italy (and Iran) were two of the very earliest places outside China itself, where Covid-19 hotspots really emerged. Thailand was another. No mystery, no conspiracy, no smoking gun, no hoax.

      Just a nasty public health emergency starting in Wuhan – that turned into a pandemic.

  19. MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 11:43 am #

    Another excellent offering this July 4th hangover day, James.

    “Also in that picture is the weird three-legged race of deflation tied to inflation running both uphill and downhill at the same time like a nightmare out of M.C. Escher by way of Stephanie Kelton.”

    Killer sentence.

    What happened to all the MMT evangelists, BTW? It might just be that I had them all blocked on social media, because the pestering was too much for me to take, or maybe they are no longer convinced that simply printing money because they can is the answer to all of our ills?

    • Islander July 5, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

      Loved that sentence, too—but who is Stephanie Kelton??

    • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 12:18 pm #

      Yes. Mr K is cranking it out like Roger Maris.

      ——-

      In light of Good writing and killer sentences, I now include my modern Homer-like poem that I wrote yesterday.

      ——-

      Alberta Crude

      July the 4th
      Carrying on
      Going north
      Before the dawn

      I remember ’21
      Like it was yesterday
      One, two and done
      Oblivious to what was in play

      They told us to line
      They promised us “normal”
      That we could again dine
      Casual and formal

      But we started to drop
      And then the earthquake hit
      It Just wouldn’t stop
      A complete storm of shit

      Tens and hundreds and thousands
      More and more every day
      The unjabbed ran for the Crown Lands
      The jabbed, the city stay

      But that was 2021
      Many years ago
      We had missed our fun
      And ignored what we did not know

      Weddings had been planned
      Graduations postponed
      Condos on shifting sand
      Airspace increasingly droned

      Seattle buckled in the heat
      Vancouver too
      Hurricane Fernando complete
      From the Gulf up to the Soo

      I remember his eyes
      They had taught him to hate
      A hundred million lies
      He scoped my fate

      Frozen in fear
      “Forgive him, please God!”
      But then the sun burst clear
      And they bombed the whole squad

      Pack up the bag
      It’s never empty long
      Down to half a mag
      Half a mag and a song

      “Is it safe to travel at night?”
      “It’s not safe to stay here.” 1
      “What will we do about sight?”
      “I don’t know. C’mere.”

      You know that they are coming
      You know that we’ll be caught
      But you’ll feel the beats drumming
      At least until you’re shot

      We go now to high ground
      Tomorrow we’ll forage for food
      Do not make a sound
      Alberta crude

      1 – James Arness – Pink Floyd The Wall

      • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

        I do not claim that that is Good writing. It is merely my attempt.

        ——-

        Mr K is Right. Enjoy your summer!

        “You don’t roll out a new product in August.”
        – Karl Rove

      • gustafson.robert.22 July 5, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

        Lets start a band called “Peak Fl-oil-d”

      • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 2:11 pm #

        That’s a very fine attempt indeed, O.G.

        Thanks for posting it under my comment!

        • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 2:31 pm #

          Thank you, Mary. Much appreciated.

          BTW – Boise was listed on Cuck Todd’s Sunday show as 1 of the 5 biggest gainers in housing prices in US during the COVIDs.

          I Believe that you made a very smart move.

          • Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

            She’s renting. She missed the window of opportunity.

          • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 5:17 pm #

            I’ve no interest in the housing market ATM. We have property in the family that I own a part of, which I’ll be using in retirement. So the move is only good insofar that I like Boise. A boom of this size was unexpected when I arrived, so I may end up moving yet again to somewhere that Californians aren’t ruining (yet).

  20. Enough Already July 5, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

    “ It’s some trick but, let’s face it, it’s still just a trick. Also in that picture is the weird three-legged race of deflation tied to inflation running both uphill and downhill at the same time like a nightmare out of M.C. Escher by way of Stephanie Kelton.”

    What in the heck does this mean? What is “inflation tied to deflation?” Does that mean some of the good we purchase are getting more expensive while others are getting cheaper? If so, isn’t that the completely normal state of affairs?

    It sounds to me like Jim is hedging on his prediction of the past year on HYPERINFLATION!!!

    • michael July 5, 2021 at 1:27 pm #

      It is not normal when consumer goods are dirt cheap while houses and stock prices need new data types like long-long-double.
      In this normality all you can afford is the stuff on its way to a landfill.

      • Enough Already July 5, 2021 at 1:46 pm #

        I agree with you that the housing market has gotten ridiculous. I hope we allow a lot more housing to be built so that supply and demand can come back to some sort of healthier equilibrium. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of NIMBYism amd restrictive zoning that makes it difficult to build sufficient supply of housing in places where it makes sense o do so. Jim used to write very smart things about this very issue.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 2:05 pm #

          And then there’s that whole depop program that they are running Right now. Let’s consider that.

          I Believe that people per square mile is about to be substantially reduced globally. This will, of course, cause significant downward pressure on Demand for residential real estate.

          That will make UBI work nicely as Techno Feudal Serfdom becomes Real.

          • Enough Already July 5, 2021 at 2:13 pm #

            I do not believe that there is any such depop program. What’s your timeline for when the 67 percent of American adults who have been vaccinated drop dead and we see a United States population of only 100 million or so? Or do only a percentage of the vaccinated die under this program?

            I think we should make a wager.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 2:24 pm #

            I don’t know. It is not my timeline. It is not my agenda.

            They are the history-makers. I merely study what they do as they create new Realities for us.

            I assume that you speak of a Gentlemen’s bet as I would never position myself to prosper from cataclysm as, for example, the still unidentified unprecedented airline stock short-sellers of September 10, 2001 did.

            What is your proposed bet?

            FYI – I am 1-0 in bets on CFN but GreenAlba is a Scot Welsher. Well, she kind of, sort of … anyways GA is gonna GA.

            You seem like Tekapo‘s little brother. Are you?

          • Redneck Liberal July 5, 2021 at 9:52 pm #

            Gee, then I guess Blackrock, Blackstone & Koch (et al.) aren’t in on this Great Depopulation Plan if they’re buying up everything they can and even paying over the odds for it all!

          • O.G. Hawkins July 6, 2021 at 2:55 pm #

            I’m not sure that I like your Police Work, there RL.

            Why is them owning the assets while owing worthless dollars Bad for them?

            They will not depop to zero.

            Perhaps you won an argument at the Kids’ Table but you had Best shush and listen here at the Adult Table.

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

          Yeah, I just read an analysis whose point was:
          Are we in a housing bubble or not?

          There were points on both sides, but the last point was:

          We are not in a “bubble” (i.e., housing “overpriced”) because the main feature of the situ is that there simply isn’t enough housing to meet the need. So the supply/demand relationship is out of whack until more housing is produced.

          Regarding the NIMBY issue, I happen to live in a very beautiful area and would much prefer senstitively designed multifamily units within already built-up areas of town to opening up undeveloped areas to blobs of new housing. Ths is the opening shot for sprawl, and this is one of the reasons, IMHO, for the extreme nimbyism related to a lot of new housing

          The other one is that if you live in a nice little community and a developer accepts any state funding for new housing, then you have to accept applicants from all over the state. This has measurable downsides regarding social issues. It is much better for localities to retain control of the financing of their local housing and retain control of who gets it—i.e., local people, not outlandres. (I am talking about “affordable housing,” not luxury housing. Terribly PC, but I think this is a major stumbling block to creating more housing.

          • Islander July 5, 2021 at 2:41 pm #

            I meant, terribly “UN-PC”!

          • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 3:16 pm #

            The other [factor] is that if you live in a nice little community and a developer accepts any state funding for new housing, then you have to accept applicants from all over the state. This has measurable downsides regarding social issues.

            It is much better for localities to retain control of the financing of their local housing and retain control of who gets it—i.e., local people, not outlanders. (I am talking about “affordable housing,” not luxury housing. Terribly [un-]PC, but I think this is a major stumbling block to creating more housing.

            This is what Critical Race Theory (CRT) talks about precisely. Even when there are racially affirmative laws on the books in theory, systemic racism “real” kicks in to ensure that people of color continue to face discrimination.

            It’s why some whiteys hate CRT – not because it’s false, but because it’s true.

          • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 6:02 pm #

            Isn’t “whitey” the equivalent of “nigger”?

            Tekapo is a racist, too.

            Who knew?

            LOL.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 7:11 pm #

            We are not in a “bubble” (i.e., housing “overpriced”) because the main feature of the situ is that there simply isn’t enough housing to meet the need. So the supply/demand relationship is out of whack until more housing is produced.

            You suggest solving the out of whackness of Supply / Demand only has 1 way to equilibrium: more Supply.

            You neglect that another way to equilibrium would be less Demand.

            I bop
            She bop
            He bop
            I bop
            You bop
            They bop
            Be-bop
            Whoop
            Depop

          • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 11:41 pm #

            Isn’t “whitey” the equivalent of “n[*]gger”?

            No- we’ve covered this ground comprehensively before.

            When the dominant race/group (usually white) oppresses or discriminates a minority because of the colour of their skin or ethnic background, it is “racist”. Racism is an aggressive political act, not just a neutral transaction.

            But despite the best efforts of some white hats, it is not a two-way street. It is not a+b = b+a, it is a-b to b-a. Minorities can do all sorts of insulting and rude things to dominant majorities, but it ain’t racist.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 9:15 pm #

            Have you taken a poor, underprivileged black family into your apartment yet, Agent Po? If not, kindly STFU.

        • Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 2:42 pm #

          Capitalist Man! The tiny house project showed promise, but people immediately tried to make “a thing” out of it – make them into ego objects for well heeled bohos, instead of housing for the desperate, whose numbers will only increase. Thus what started as 20,000 and could have gone down as they went into mass production skyrocketed to 50,000 as the elite Builders moved in to satisfy conspicuous consumption.

          And NIMBY kept the cheap ones out of neighborhoods. So it has come to nothing.

          • Islander July 5, 2021 at 5:31 pm #

            Tek assumed that when I said “outlanders” I had any racial aspects in mind.

            Actually there is a large local demographic of PoC.

        • michael July 5, 2021 at 5:34 pm #

          A depopulation program does not have to be dramatic: reduce fertility, shorten lifespans by degrees.

          Antifertility drugs added to vaccines in Kenya:
          https://www.ncronline.org/news/world/who-unicef-deny-kenyan-bishops-claim-they-supplied-sterility-causing-tetanus-vaccines

          Thoughts of Jaquces Attali
          (founder and President of the European Bank of Reconstruction & Development)
          on the proper disposal of surplus humans:

          “The future will be about finding a way to reduce the population. We start with the old, because as soon as they exceed 60-65 years, people live longer than they produce and that costs society dearly. Then the weak, then the useless that do not help society because there will always be more of them, and above all, ultimately, the stupid. Euthanasia targeting these groups; Euthanasia will have to be an essential tool in our future societies, in all cases. Of course, we will not be able to execute people or build camps. We get rid of them by making them believe that it is for their own good.

          Overpopulation, and mostly useless (sic), is something that is too costly economically. Socially, too, it is much better when the human machine comes to an abrupt standstill than when it gradually deteriorates. Neither will we be able to test millions upon millions of people for their intelligence, you bet that!

          We will find or cause something a pandemic targeting certain people, a real economic crisis or not, a virus affecting the old or the fat, it doesn’t matter, the weak will succumb to it, the fearful and stupid will believe in it and seek treatment.

          We will have made sure that treatment is in place, treatment that will be the solution. The selection of idiots then takes care of itself: You go to the slaughter by yourself. ”

          https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/05/bill-sardi/the-worlds-master-diabolitician-calls-the-shots-on-the-extermination-of-human-populations/

      • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 1:58 pm #

        It is not normal when consumer goods are dirt cheap while houses and stock prices need new data types like long-long-double.

        Ha! Good one!

    • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 1:57 pm #

      isn’t that the completely normal state of affairs?

      “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”
      – Randy Bachman

      • Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 2:45 pm #

        Of Bachman-Turner Overdrive? No one who loves them is all bad….

        • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 4:41 pm #

          1 and the same.

          https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Bachman

          BTO was my first concert. Buffalo Days (Regina’s exhibition every early August) 1976.

          The opening acts were The Charlie Daniels Band and Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band!

          BTO was straight ahead rock n roll with a AM-friendly pop sensibility.

          Randy “made it Big in the States” twice. The Guess Who and then BTO.

          He stepped on a lot of toes but he made himself quite a life.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 9:20 pm #

            You know this is idol worship.

            I do not think your God would approve.

            These people are simple humans, propelled to stardom by luciferians with whom they made a deal. Surely you know that!

            But I’m just a non-religious person, trying to figure out why people are not consistent in what they preach.

        • malthuss July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm #

          I read Randy Bachmans tale. He was broke and down on his luck. On a park bench. A banker recognized him and saved him.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 9:20 pm #

            There you go: The luciferians got him and he made a Faustian bargain. That’s how one gets famous.

  21. workingclasshero July 5, 2021 at 12:53 pm #

    stephanie kelton and the MMT proponents don’t advocate for flooding the economy with dollars,that would be stupid.Japans central bank has been buying it’s own governments bonds for decades at extremely low interest rates which are set by their own treasury/central bank and the economy has’nt exploded in Zimbabwe style inflation.When are conservatives going to learn that close to full employment,a very good retirement system for people aged 62/63 if they choose to retire and a decent medicare/medicaid sytem might be election winners.I believe trump won in 2016 in large part on economic nationalism and the fact that he promised not to cut those programs.It is simply a fact that if there is political will bond vigilantes can be sidelined by a govternment willing to do so.The feds actually can buy and retire their own debt if they want to.What they want to spen it on is another matter.

    • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 2:49 pm #

      When are conservatives going to learn that close to full employment, a very good retirement system for people aged 62/63 if they choose to retire and a decent medicare/medicaid system might be election winners.

      I agree entirely. but the conservative right has such ideological blinders on that they cannot see it. They win elections through gerrymanders and voter suppression – not via popular policies.

      And their masters and donors simply refuse to allow any reworking of the pie. A redistribution of wealth by just 5% – and they all scream “Communism!”. Spending on working people is criminal.

      And conservative politicians are craven enough to do their bidding.

      Moscow Mitch McConnell came out this week and said that it is appropriate to give trillions of taxpayer dollars to the wealthy and corporations through the Trump tax cuts, but it is inappropriate to create jobs to deal with the climate crisis, help people with child care, or providing funding for the care of our seniors and citizens with serious health issues. (From Politico)

  22. clbrto July 5, 2021 at 1:50 pm #

    I so look forward to reading the postings on this site every Monday and Friday

    they scare me, but they’re not to miss

    • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 2:07 pm #

      An open-mindedness is a rare thing these days. God bless you and your journey as you seek The Truth.

  23. BackRowHeckler July 5, 2021 at 2:12 pm #

    Is John Kerry, Climate Czar and Boston Brahmin, besties with Joe Manchin, D, who grew up in a hardscrabble coal mining town in West Virginia?

    The Climate Czar, calling Joe Manchin, inviting him up to the Vineyard for the weekend:

    “Joe, come on up to the Vineyard for a weekend on my motoryacht. I’ll send my Gulfstream down to DC to pick you up. Obama, Blinken, Janet Yellin and other neighbors are coming over for chardonnay and Kobe beef; we’ll be discussing Climate Change, and the end of coal.”

    • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 2:16 pm #

      “Gee, I don’t know, John. Short notice. Will the chardonnay be crisp?”

      “Extra crispy! Like our souls!”

      “Bwah ha ha ha ha!”

    • Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 2:47 pm #

      Maybe Manchin is being offered a Mansion as Bernie was offered (and accepted) a nice Lake House.

      • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 2:55 pm #

        A $20 million cottage is a small price to pay, if it can get the turncoat coal-boy to vote loyally with his Party, and stop regurgitating all the “bipartisanship” fairy dust.

        The Republicans are utterly ruthless – they don’t give a fig about “bipartisanship” whenever they have the slimmest of majorities.

        And the Dems won’t get anything done while the filibuster remains in play. Mitch McConnell will just run out the clock until November next year.

        • Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 3:04 pm #

          Technics dominate this dark world, Tek. Scrabble isn’t won by spelling ability alone, but operating on the power squares. The filibuster is grotesque, but it has saved us again and again. Trump wanted to get rid of it too. Thus you are like Trump!

          Ever look at the Scrabble dictionary? It’s filled with imaginary words, created by the technical needs of Scrabble. Perhaps in the New White Republic, we will use an English variant or dialect based on this book.

          In Mr Smith Goes to Washington, Smith (Jimmy Stewart) collapses during a fillibsuter while reading St Paul. Can you imagine yourself ever being so noble?

          Me neither.

          • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 3:26 pm #

            Whatever future risks Democrats would face with no filibuster to thwart out-of-control Republicans – the risk is well worth it.

            The Republicans are quite happy to use the Senate – for decades and decades – to block everything except money bills, tax cuts, and court appointments. They want nothing else to get through, because they don’t want change, let alone reform.

            With the filibuster (super-majority) in place, there is little point in Democrats – or any party with a reform agenda – winning the house or the presidency. Why bother?

            Thus you are like Trump! Not good logic there. Tek likes chocolate ice cream Yoho likes chocolate ice cream. Therefore Tek is like Yoho!

          • Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 3:31 pm #

            You eat. Hitler ate. Therefore you are another Hitler.

            Or the Reducto Ad Hitlerum:

            Hitler believe that 1+1=2, therefore it doesn’t.

            You make this one all the time.

          • Redneck Liberal July 5, 2021 at 10:01 pm #

            Oops. Narc Troll, there’s a reference to your “White Ethnostate”.

        • BackRowHeckler July 5, 2021 at 5:19 pm #

          Tee pok

          Last year you predicted Romney would be voting with the Dems. Doesn’t seem to be happening. Instead, Sen Manchin is throwing a monkey wrench into the works.

          The Squad, including the Jihadi Sisters — Omar and Talib — shouldn’t have been so critical of Anthracite Joe. What, you think Senator Manchin doesn’t have feelings? He doesn’t hear what lefty Dems say about him, and the people of the state he represents, behind his back?

          Brh

      • BackRowHeckler July 5, 2021 at 4:36 pm #

        Bernie scored a swanky ‘Cottage’ on Lake Champlain. He claims to have raised the schwag for the place by his book sales, but how many people actually bought his book?

        And how many copies can George Soros buy? Soros got a warehouse full of Bernies book, Michelle’s book, Hillary’s book, Hunter Biden’s watercolors … at some point he’ll get tired of storing the worthless sh@t and just torch it.

        Brh

    • Hereward the Woke July 5, 2021 at 5:36 pm #

      “And when my crew of galley slaves has emptied all the chum overboard, and the sharks are circling, we can discuss your opposition to getting rid of that wretched filibuster.”

    • malthuss July 5, 2021 at 8:04 pm #

      Newsom got a mansion, from what I read. For cheap.

    • Not_GeorgeT July 5, 2021 at 9:43 pm #

      He and the former Mrs. Heinz live on Nantucket.

  24. roccofire July 5, 2021 at 2:24 pm #

    Happy 4th JHK

    I thank thee for thy service of inquiry and reflection.
    Do not worry about Halloween, soon the left and right wing wokes will cancel it.

    May I quote a philospher of Halloween

    “Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly”
    Morticia Addams.

    • Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 2:49 pm #

      Cops want to get you “Into the system”, the Web. So do Doctors, Social Workers, Politicians, etc. Free people who don’t bother anyone or ask for anything? How does that help them? They want clients….

      You know, just like the Businessmen they despise.

      • Islander July 5, 2021 at 5:39 pm #

        How true.
        I went to my doc purely to ask her to give me a vaxx exemption. Which she sort of agreed to do, based on my medical history (vascular issues).

        I get an email directing to a website where I can find the results of my visit (she took my blood pressure and weighed me!). Which I did not sign in for nor access.

        Then I get a popup on my desktop from something called “Covexit.”
        This didn’t come via email. So how did it find its way to my computer?

        Two days later I get a call from the hospital radiation center; she has registered me for a mammogram. I said No thanks.

        I am going to have to tell her NOT to include my info in anything and NOT to sign me up for anything without discussing with me first.
        After I get the exemption.
        Which will be very mealy-mouthed because she didn’t dare make a physician’s recommendation based on my medical history but will only write “Patient prefers . . .”
        WTF.

        • Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 11:02 pm #

          Mammogram? Ask for manumission instead. As in: lose my records.

          Robinson Crusoe saw a footprint in the sand. He immediately was overcome by romantic thoughts, imagining it was a woman’s. But as he got closer, he saw it was large – larger than his own foot. He was filled with terror. He had come to know that cannibals occasionally landed on his island to practice their craft. He thenceforth lived a more cautious and secluded life, mostly staying on his part of the island, well inland.

  25. PeteAtomic July 5, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

    “What flavor ice-cream will “Joe Biden” be ordering on Halloween?”

    Jim, the way Joe Biden has been speaking publicly in a very bizarre, demented way, there is a shot a nurse will be feeding him ice cream in the rest home– whatever that flavor of the week may be!

    I enjoy watching a fella named Johnny Bravo. Here he is talking with Steve Van Metre yesterday about the possibility of the Fed crashing the market. Interesting conversation. Will it happen?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnDZ4EKggxE

  26. Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 2:58 pm #

    Good news. The little boy is keeping his dick – for the time being. But he is still deep in the woods. Evidently Dad’s going public convinced the other side that going forward would be a public relations nightmare. Evil flourishes in the darkness.

    Lifesite News:

    A hearing was held today in the ongoing tug of war between the divorced parents of James Younger, the nine-year old Texas boy whose mom refers to him as a girl named “Luna,” but whose dad wants to protect from “gender transitioning.”

    James’ father, Jeffrey Younger, spoke out about his legal battle on behalf of his son earlier this week, telling LifeSiteNews’ John-Henry Westen that he was preparing for the possibility of going to jail for disregarding a court gag order.

    The specter of jail time was eliminated early in today’s proceeding. Jeffrey Younger’s expressed concern about his ex-wife’s quest for one hundred percent control over all medical decisions for his son was also alleviated.???

    James’ mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, had originally petitioned the court to grant her unilateral rights to make decisions regarding “gender-affirming” surgical procedures for James, but amended that request Friday evening, just hours before this morning’s hearing.?

    Demons only have horns in video games. In real life, they have vaginas.

    “This litigation has been going on for six years, ever since the divorce proceeding was filed,” said Younger’s attorney, Connor Nash.? “Mom has always been the petitioner, has always been the aggressor.”?“Not only does this constant litigation harm the kids, it harms [both] parties and the resources they can spend on their kids,” said Nash.

    “So today, mom is trying to take exclusive control over the medical, dental, surgical, psychiatric, psychological, and educational decisions for the children,” explained Nash.??“Dad, for obvious reasons, wants to have a say in this,” he continued, “especially when one of the children is demonstrating some kind of gender issue.”

    Nash noted that although James’ mom’s attorney opened by stating that today’s proceeding is not about the gender issue, he disagreed vehemently.

    “It’s entirely about the gender issue,” declared Nash, “because that’s how the counseling argument got started.? One counselor was seeing the kid as a different gender than how the kid presents at the dad’s house, so he stopped participating in the counseling and he had a substantial and compelling reason for doing so.”

    “He wanted to protect his kids,” added Nash.

    At the close of the 4-hour hearing, Judge Mary Brown of the 301st Judicial District Court in Dallas, Texas, said that she continues to expect both parties to follow the “roadmap” provided in an extremely detailed 26-page order given to both parties on January 29, 2020.

    Brown will issue her decision(s) concerning today’s hearing at a yet-to-be-disclosed future date.

    Anglin: This case is a landmark case on a father’s rights regarding a woman cutting his son’s penis off.

    What that implies is that the father is going to lose.

    But, you know – fingers crossed.

    Yoho: Dad must be ready with an Underground Railroad. Women dominate family courts – to the vast detriment of men since the radicals took it over generations ago. Yet Mary is outraged at MRA or Men’s Rights Advocacy. Telling, is it not. O my Brothers?

    • KappaJoe July 5, 2021 at 4:04 pm #

      Castration complex with a side of penis envy. Poor kid.

      • SW July 6, 2021 at 9:07 am #

        If I read the article correctly, starting at age 3 Mom decided her son was a daughter and wants complete control to force this issue. If the facts in this article are correct, IMO this is child abuse, pure and simple.

  27. Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 3:04 pm #

    CJ Hopkins nails it again. This guy and I have nearly the same brain.

    “Now imagine that you were an immensely powerful, globally hegemonic ideological system, and you wanted to impose your ideology on as much of the entire world as possible, but you didn’t have an ideology per se, or any actual values at all, because exchange value was your only real value, and so your mission was to erase all ideologies, and values, and truths, and belief systems, and so on, and transform everything and everyone in existence into de facto commodities that you could manipulate any way you wanted, because they had no inherent value whatsoever, because their only real value was assigned by the market.

    How would you go about doing that, erasing all existing values, religious, cultural, and social values, and rendering everything a valueless commodity?

    Well, you wouldn’t want to destroy reality completely, because people wouldn’t stand for that. They would freak right out. Things would get ugly. So, instead, you might want to go the other way, and generate a lot of contradictory realities, not just contradictory ideologies, but actual mutually-exclusive realities, which could not possibly simultaneously exist … which would still freak people out pretty badly.

    Naturally, there would be one official reality that you would force everyone to rigidly conform to at any given moment in time, but you would change the official reality frequently, and force everyone to conform to the new one (and pretend that they’d never conformed to the old one), and then, once they had settled into that one, you would change the official reality again, until people’s brains just shut down completely, and they gave up trying to make sense of anything, and just tried to figure out what you wanted them to believe on any given day.

    If you repeated that process long enough, eventually, nothing would mean anything anymore, because everything could potentially mean anything … at which point, you could basically tell people anything you wanted and they would go along with it, because what the hell difference would it make? A narcissistic billionaire ass-clown could be a Russian agent and literally Hitler. A half-assed riot could be an “insurrection.” Children could be born “systemically racist.” Men could menstruate.

    But wait … it’s gets better.

    You could stage an apocalyptic global pandemic that only happened in certain countries, or in certain parts of certain countries, and that more or less mirrored natural mortality, and that didn’t drastically increase historical death rates, but was nonetheless totally apocalyptic.

    Perfectly healthy people could become “medical cases.” You could count anyone who died of anything as having died of your apocalyptic virus. You could tell people in no uncertain terms that medical-looking masks will not protect them from viruses, and then turn around and tell them that they will, and then, later, publicly admit you were lying in order to manipulate them, and then deny you ever said that, and tell them to wear masks.

    You could experimentally “vaccinate” millions of people whose risk of becoming seriously ill or dying from your apocalyptic virus was minuscule or non-existent, and kill tens or hundreds of thousands in the process, and the people whose brains you had methodically broken would thank you for murdering their friends and neighbors, and then rush out to their local discount drugstore to experimentally “vaccinate” their own kids and post pictures of it on the Internet.

    At that point, you wouldn’t really have to worry about “populist uprisings,” or “terrorism,” or any other type of insurgent activity, because the vast majority of the global population would be scramble-headed automatons who were totally incapable of independent thought, and who had no idea what was real and what wasn’t, so just repeated whatever new script you fed them like customer-service representatives on Haldol.”

    That’s it, kids. That is what they are doing to you.

    • Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 3:13 pm #

      People haven’t played enough Scrabble. They don’t understand how ad hoc everything is. The Scrabble Dictionary is by no means a real dictionary. It’s a creation. A narrative. Game Theory.

      Once you understand Game Theory, Event Horizons, and Blooper Universes, you’ll never take anything as seriously again. And you’ll be on the lookout for the Lie – the big ones that try to overturn the whole Game Board of Nature and contradict God’s Narrative written into it.

      • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 3:57 pm #

        I stuck to Axis and Allies.

        Scrabble was for special needs folks.

        • roccofire July 5, 2021 at 4:12 pm #

          Holy Zeus, what memories, during college years, Axis and Allies was our big game, along with Cthulhu, ww3 role playing, we out grew D & D.

          • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 4:54 pm #

            A&A was the only one of those I played, but those games could go on for a week. In college it was: Play for 3-4 hrs. drink. Go to a party, crash. Next night, same thing. Party, girlfriend, graffiti session at the train yard, drink, crash. Game ends a week later. Sometimes two weeks later.

            Good times.

          • Blackbird July 5, 2021 at 10:58 pm #

            Why am I not surprised to find Avalon Hill fans hanging around this joint? I started with Battle of the Bulge, moved on to Richthofen’s War, and finally got put in my place by France 1940. I had to play both sides – rural school district (and at that age hard-core strategy gaming is a secret best kept to oneself). Planning strategy while pretending I couldn’t see the whole picture probably benefitted my cognitive development in some way I have not yet discovered…

    • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 3:35 pm #

      CJ Hopkins nails it again. This guy and I have nearly the same brain.

      I can see that – pompous, preposterous, yet watery mashed potatoes.

      • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 4:07 pm #

        Hahaha. You are so humourous, Josie!

        “Watery mashed potatoes” as brains. Pure gold, Jo!

    • Sean Coleman July 5, 2021 at 4:30 pm #

      I would first try to find out who exactly are the people in charge and then work out their ideology from (1) what they have actually said, (2) what they have done, (3) what causes they provide financial support t, (4) what policies they lobby for, (5) what foreign policy goals they appear to pursue. I would also study earlier generations of this class of person, perhaps close or distant family relations. That should give a pretty sound base for making a hypothesis.

      I agree that they would try to create an alternative reality and more and more people have come to realize this. I would be doubtful, though, about their ability to recognize true reality because they must be completely deluded to behave so foolishly. (For some reason a page from that Italian book (Gomorrah I think, or Camorrah) comes to mind. The author said that these Mafia types loved to watch films glamourizing the Mafia and I think they cast themselves in that light. In other words, they were prisoners of a fantasy.)

      It appears to me that they are richer beyond what can be imagined, they want to exercise their immense influence in politics, including the promotion of extreme left wing ideology in corporate life and they want to destroy civilization and make it anew. Insanity. I still have difficulty in accepting that they take this ‘transhumanist’ caper seriously. They also combine, I suspect, these delusoiins of grandeur with the pettiest vices, such as personal grudges. The treatment of Trump at their hands springs to mind. I believe they are slaves to their passions.

      He makes a good point about the mixed messages, the blatant contradictions. Some argue that this is deliberate and intended to defeat the people and it is hard to disagree.

      I have to say that they are thoroughly wicked and need to be stopped. Has anyone ever tried to do it? If so, what happened?

    • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 4:51 pm #

      Fantastic, CJ nailed it (again).

      I also feel like we share a brain. His is just way more clever than mine in expressing it.

      Thanks for posting!

      • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 5:34 pm #

        Gush … fawn … so sweet. You two should get a room!

        • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 5:46 pm #

          You tried to turn the board and failed.

          Because you are dumb.

          • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 11:23 pm #

            So irretrievably dumb.

        • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 11:24 pm #

          I would pay $$ to sit in a room with CJ Hopkins and chat for a few hours, that is for sure.

    • Harry Bolsogna July 5, 2021 at 11:39 pm #

      Sounds familiar. 2 + 2 = 5

  28. nwcodetalker July 5, 2021 at 3:14 pm #

    I suspect the people getting sick from COVID-19 in the Fall will be the same group getting sick now, those that are not vaccinated.

    • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 3:19 pm #

      Getting sick from seasonal flu, just like now. The only wild card is that you have taken a shot that has put you at risk for an anaphylactic reaction and potentially death when you encounter that normally harmless seasonal flu. Just like the ferrets in the MRNA tests.

      You are in a real-time experiment. Whether you believe that or not is inconsequential. Good luck.

    • gustafson.robert.22 July 5, 2021 at 3:27 pm #

      You should look carefully at the way the stats are packaged in these “99% of infections are now in unvaccinated” stories. They are juked. It’s not cut and dry at all. They are fiddling with the sample time period among other things.

      • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 3:46 pm #

        You need to be very sceptical about how the stats are packaged by the anti-vaxxers as well.

        No-one has every claimed total immunity for the vaccines – it’s all a balancing of risk.

        The reality remains that at least for those over 60, it is far better to be vaccinated when you “contract” Covid-19 than to not be vaccinated – and for most people that is a good enough outcome.

        I contracted polio as a teenager – but because of vaccination I had an unpleasant two weeks in a darkened room, but didn’t wind up as a cripple, or in an iron lung – others did.

        There is no evidence at all that the vaccinated are going to do worse against Covid-19 (or the flu) in the future. I don’t understand where this comes from.

        • roccofire July 5, 2021 at 4:16 pm #

          Darkhorse podcast with PH D degrees in evolutionary biology had Dr. Kory ICU Medical attending, and co creator of Mrna had some legitimate evidence based concerns. YEs, you are correct anti-vaxxers and those who do not believe in germ theory play these games as well.

        • Slugoon July 5, 2021 at 4:35 pm #

          It’s a pity that none of your cohorts in the government and mainstream media gave any thought to the ‘balance of risk’ when it came to putting experimental vaccinations into children and young, healthy adults.

          • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 5:11 pm #

            Why are they “my cohorts” – I don’t think it’s necessary to vaccinate everyone either. It’s a blunt instrument – a shotgun to kill a fly. But it’s what governments do – they go for overkill, because getting the response to be “just right” carries too much political risk if it screws up.

          • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 5:15 pm #

            Muppet backpedaling again.

            Every time.

            LOL.

    • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 4:56 pm #

      If I were you, I’d load up on Vitamin D & C now, and take the highest dose possible come flu season.

      Best of luck.

    • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 5:25 pm #

      I’m not worried about any virus. Haven’t had the flu in 30-35 years.

      Also never get the flu vaccine.

      My coworkers do, and get the flu and even pneumonia every year or 2.

      • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 5:59 pm #

        Same. These parallels are amazing. Almost as if the shot is not needed.

        Hmmmm.

        • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 9:21 pm #

          Or causes something, or weakens the immune system…

          All my other non-flu-vaxxed friends report the same at their places of work.

          • Not_GeorgeT July 5, 2021 at 9:52 pm #

            I and a co-worker took a pass on the anti-flu jab after noting similar, ie. the ones who got it also seemed to be the ones who became ill with it.

            Not making a prediction here, but I’ll continue with the 30+ years of no flu-vax winning streak.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 9:37 am #

            Same here! Why would I get one when I never get the flu?

            And if I do get it, I’ll feel like shit for awhile, then I’ll be fine, and my immune system will be the stronger for it.

    • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 5:37 pm #

      I suspect the people getting sick from COVID-19 in the Fall will be the same group getting sick now, those that are not vaccinated.

      I think you’re totally correct, but such common sense usually earns you few friends on here, and results in a volley of tinfoil from the dark web. Often topped off with ad hominem insults.

      • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 9:22 pm #

        I’m hoping your inevitable meltdown this week is even more impressive than last.

        Being the blog’s entertainment & all.

  29. eatabanker July 5, 2021 at 3:30 pm #

    “What flavor ice-cream will “Joe Biden” be ordering on Halloween?”

    Ask Madam Speaker Pelosi…

  30. Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 3:46 pm #

    https://dailystormer.su/for-independence-day-state-media-npr-condemns-declaration-of-independence/

    We’re now at the Singularity, long predicted by the Seers. The Elite no longer pretend to believe in the Constitution or that America is good and they are its champions. They’ve thrown aside the mask and now condemn all of it as evil – thus admitting that America is by definition White and Christian (whom they’ve long condemned as evil).

    No more middle ground. Choose.

    • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 3:55 pm #

      That photo collage of staffer faces looks just as one would it expect it to.

      Life’s losers need revenge.

    • BackRowHeckler July 5, 2021 at 4:42 pm #

      Leave it to the parasites at NPR to come up with that angle.

    • malthuss July 5, 2021 at 7:37 pm #

      I was reading about one NPR woman. i forget her name. She is michling? [half].

  31. tom clark July 5, 2021 at 3:49 pm #

    Jimbo…a decent screed, but I expected at least some lip service to the Florida condo collapse, given your history of excoriating high-rise buildings as a future living arrangement. Meanwhile, the NYT (yeah, I know, MSM…shame on me!).publishes a front-page map of towers in NYC built during the 70s and 80s. Wonder how many of these will come crashing down in the (near) future?

    Note to Farmgirl: I agree, Atlanta is a hellhole, but what about Plains?
    Happy 75th to Jimmy and Roslyn. A shitty president, maybe (like someone else I know) but at least he had the common decency to make something of his life after he left Washington.

    And I swear if I read one more word about Hunter Biden’s laptop, I will projectile vomit.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 4:03 pm #

      Hunter Biden’s laptop.

    • PeteAtomic July 5, 2021 at 4:03 pm #

      Hey I just saw there is a pic of Lady Gaga smoking crack with Hunter on his laptop.

      See that one??

      😉 ha ha

      • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 5:30 pm #

        Did she remember to wrap her lips around the correct pipe?

    • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 4:47 pm #

      I expected at least some lip service to the Florida condo collapse, given your history of excoriating high-rise buildings as a future living arrangement.

      Possibly JHK might have something to say when more is known about the reasons for the collapse, but you would predict it was a whole series of cascading causes, revolving around money, lack of care, and general hubris. So a clusterfuck.

      I don’t recall JHK attacking 12 floors as a poor residential solution – he’s certain taken a big bite out of suburban sprawl and mega-towers. But from my reading, medium density low-mid rise (3-15 floors) can be the most efficient, in terms of energy use, and the provision of services and amenity in the neighborhood.

      Paris isn’t my favourite city, but there is something very charming and human scale about lots of its precincts, with many fairly uniform (and quality) apartment buildings of around 4-6 floors.

      In respect of the NYT graphic of buildings from the 70s and 80s, this is occurring all around the US, and I expect anywhere in the world with an apartment boom from the 1960s onwards.

      Many such buildings are either reaching the end of their economic life (if not suffering structural failure), but can you get the 100-200 owners to stump up the $10 million for renovations and repairs?

      And if not, can you get 100-200 owners to agree to sell – so they get a slice of the land value because it will be demolished? Lots of boomer owners want to stay, as it will be their last home. There are some difficult times ahead – not just for Miami Beach.

      • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 5:13 pm #

        I heard Republicans brought down the Miami high-rise. No wait, I heard that from you.

        • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 5:15 pm #

          LOL.

        • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 5:42 pm #

          There will be de-regulation, corruption, cover-ups, nepotism, tax dodges, and global-warming-denial in the mix … can’t get more red-blooded GOP than that 🙂

          • Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 5:47 pm #

            Perhaps the collapse was the initiation of the Alien Attack you were talking about when you posted your MSNBC and CNN articles.

            LOL.

          • rube-i-con July 5, 2021 at 5:54 pm #

            yeah isn~t the economy just great now tepoo? your beloved working folks getting killed at the pump, losing jobs by the millions, 50,000 pipeline workers slashed in a single day

            you~re stinking myopic on so many fronts

            what~s laughable is you think the donkeys actually care about you

            https://newbostonpost.com/2016/10/19/john-kerrys-daughter-received-9-million-in-govt-contracts/

          • rube-i-con July 5, 2021 at 5:55 pm #

            your donkey party voted 80% against the civil rights act

            and has destroyed black communities with welfare

            but conservatives are racist

            HAHAHAHAHA

          • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 6:03 pm #

            Global warming was involved? Maybe it was too many white people line dancing, stumpin’ their feet in unison as they are known to do.

          • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 6:50 pm #

            Republicans = evil
            Democrats = good

            Imagine believing this.

            6 year old level thinking.

  32. BackRowHeckler July 5, 2021 at 4:38 pm #

    Well, over 90 people shot in Chi so far this 4th of July weekend, with 7 1/2 hours to go. 100 is almost a certainty.

    BLACK LIVE MATTER!

    • BillRI July 5, 2021 at 5:41 pm #

      The high number of shootings in Chicago, which I assume are largely the result of turf battles among illegal drug-selling gangs, suggest the illegal drug business is currently more profitable than ever. The deliberately open southern border must be keeping the inventory of illegal drugs everywhere higher than ever. The lack of support for law enforcement in many cities also suggests that “the Big Guy” (Biden) and his family and friends are getting their share of the profits.

      And are we finally leaving Afghanistan because fentanyl has rendered heroin obsolete and unnecessary?

      Candace Owens has stated that those in charge who urge the defunding of the police in U.S. cities seek to cause residents under crime siege to demand the formation of a federal police force. I.e., give the feds full control over all state and local police. Further reduce what local resistance there would be to full federal tyranny. She’s brilliant and probably right on this point.

      • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 5:54 pm #

        The deliberately open southern border must be keeping the inventory of illegal drugs everywhere higher than ever.

        If the supply is greater than ever, shouldn’t the price go down?

        • JohnAZ July 5, 2021 at 11:35 pm #

          No!

          The cartels set the supply and therefore the price. In the US, the demand is for all intents, infinite.

          In this country, soon, there will be traders in the illicit trades and gimme welfare types, with a few legitimate folks in between.

          Who is going to stop the Elite PTB from transforming this poor excuse for a country?

          No wonder the drug trade is so good, it is the only thing the gimmes have to do.

          Wow! Just think about those PTB. Feed the masses with UBI, they buy drugs, the money goes into the pockets of the PTB.

          What a country!

          • hmuller July 6, 2021 at 10:01 am #

            Nancy Pelosi’s father was a lifelong politician in league with the mafia. She knows how things work.

      • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 7:05 pm #

        Not to mention the child trafficking, which is also hugely profitable.

    • Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 6:42 pm #

      Did we ever find out which ad agency came up with that?

    • benr July 5, 2021 at 9:41 pm #

      Friend invited me to have a lunch.
      While siting outside waiting we watched a 30 something black lady with purple hair run into the back a pasty faced middle aged white guy.
      Hilarity ensued when the white guy called the police with no injury and only scratches on their bumpers.
      Forty five minutes later no cop and the black lady was screaming at anyone who would listen about this was the last fourth of July for us evil white Americans.

      Needless to say she went down the well of angry black woman because white people are just evil and all sorts of profanity and ridiculous nonsense was spewing out of her mouth.
      I looked at my friend and asked why this lady was allowed to breed.
      Her poor daughter looked so embarrassed at her mothers ridiculous behavior.

      The PoPo never showed and they went their separate ways.

  33. Disaffected July 5, 2021 at 5:31 pm #

    Excellent post again today Mr. K. I’m of two minds these days about the CV19/Vaxx hoax. Not quite sure whether it’s the vaxxed that will be paying the price this fall for their stupidity, or whether the vaxx was a genuine preventative for the next iteration of bio-warfare the globalists are about to unleash upon us, thus reinforcing to the remainder of the herd the importance of doing what they’re told and towing the line to big pharma. I suppose it could go either way. But either way, I’m not taking the poison prick, and that’s that. If I die of “natural causes” due to lack of immunity to the globalists’ latest bio-warfare population control measure, then I’m just fine with that. No one lives forever and I, for one, certainly don’t want to in a world like that.

    • Hereward the Woke July 5, 2021 at 5:42 pm #

      True, Disaffected (or should it be DisInfected?). I find it as hard to believe that millions of the vaxxed will die as I do to believe that China flu has or will kill millions. We just don’t know.

    • Yohannon July 5, 2021 at 6:41 pm #

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-05/israel-sees-decline-in-pfizer-vaccine-efficacy-rate-ynet-says

      Rather than disparage one or two aspects of the every deepening complexity, it’s best to throw the whole thing out. Who says there is a variant? Or that Covid exists either? Or if there is or was, that Pfizer offered a 95% immunity? Let them prove any of it.

      What we do know is the vaccine is deadly. That in a healthy civilization, it would already be off the market. But they have no intention of doing so. So from that we can infer that they don’t care about human life – which means nothing they say is to be believed and nothing they prescribe should be taken.

    • KappaJoe July 6, 2021 at 4:48 am #

      That the injection might actually be protective of a new, potentially deadlier bioweapon is, of course, a possibility. But the many injuries and deaths (so far) from this media-hyped, zero-liability, experimental injection would strongly suggest the opposite.

  34. Night Owl July 5, 2021 at 5:50 pm #

    “Michigan are being found in Arizona and Georgia: Remote access log ons to election systems with ability to change results.

    Plus: AZ voter registrations were hacked on Nov 3 and Dem SOS has been covering it up”

    https://twitter.com/realLizUSA/status/1412102183127027716

    To the surprise of no one with an IQ above that of a bag of hair.

    • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 7:22 pm #

      The Deep Thinking of Night Owl:

      1. Believe the election was fraudulent
      2. Endlessly trawl twitter for affirming scuttlebutt
      3. Decide it is true because he agrees with it
      4. The absence of any evidence is a mere detail
      5. Re-post lame tweet on this forum as if it’s meaningful
      6. Sit back with smug smile
      7. Rinse and repeat ad nauseam

      Reality – there are no results from the Arizona exercise, even after shipping stuff to the CEO’s log cabin in Montana. Perhaps the Arizona Senate isn’t going to get the “report” that they thought was in the bank.

      And who will accept or believe their “report” anyway – without independent corroboration?

      • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 8:15 pm #

        Deep thinking of Agent Po:

        1. Believe everything the tabloid Media Matters posts
        2. Believes everyone who disagrees with the liberal media is a Russian Agent
        3. Believes Trump told people to drink bleach
        4. Believes that Dem = good and Repub = bad
        5. Believes that the government wubs him, even though his country is now on its merry way to become a complete police state
        6. Got the jab and won’t admit it because he’s afraid of proving what a muppet he is
        7. Believes drinking crisp chardonnay makes others jealous
        8. Believes a UFO invasion is imminent
        9. Believes the conspiracy theory about January 6 – and is proud of it.

        • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 9:25 pm #

          No 7 is correct 🙂

          • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 10:30 pm #

            “There will be de-regulation, corruption, cover-ups, nepotism, tax dodges, and global-warming-denial in the mix … can’t get more red-blooded GOP than that ?”

            Implying this doesn’t happen within the Dem party.

            You do this over and over, ad nauseam.

            At least admit it.

            Only morons don’t understand parties are a hydra with 2 heads.

        • Ricechex July 5, 2021 at 10:28 pm #

          10. Believes that always talking about where she has traveled makes her culturally superior and is proud of it.

          • Tekapo July 6, 2021 at 3:53 am #

            It’s not about cultural superiority at all – travel is a passion and I like chatting about it – especially in these Covid-ravaged times when we can’t do it.

            If someone mentions a place I’ve been to, I like mentioning it. I wish others would do it more too. What harm is there to sharing such indulgences?

            I guess if you’ve spent your entire life within New Jersey, then talk of travel might be a bit of a pisser. I actually met a 40-something woman in a hostel near Yosemite NP – she came from LA, and was scoping the place for a big excursion for her special-ed school kids.

            She had never been as far as Yosemite NP, and never out of California. I found it extraordinary, but maybe it’s not that uncommon. I dunno.

          • Night Owl July 6, 2021 at 11:56 am #

            Over here, us expats call them country counters. The folks who stop in an airport or spend a day or two somewhere and fancy themselves special.

            Most couldn’t speak a second language if they their life depended on it. I have seen a lot of the world, but the most down to earth people I know are in Upstate NY. Most have never left the state.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 9:34 pm #

            Well said, Night Owl. The self-described ‘globe trotters’ tend to be the most insufferable prigs around.

      • rube-i-con July 5, 2021 at 8:43 pm #

        could’ve been corroborated multiple times but only recounts

        funny to see your reluctance to forensically examine the ballots

        you~d think people would want to see the results of a close-up examination of voter roles versus actual votes cast, etc

        even tekapo knows his democrat heroes cannot stand up to any amount of scrutiny, he even denies the veracity of video recordings

        just remind yourself it’s for our democracy

        • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 9:15 pm #

          just remind yourself it’s for our democracy

          I need to remind you – and I assume you support the US Constitution – that the 50 states (plus DC and territories) are responsible for conducting their own elections, and by proxy, federal elections.

          And 49 states certified their elections by the safe-harbor date of December 8, with Wisconsin only one day late because of a delayed legal procedure. And almost all the swing states that decided the election had Republican election officials.

          I have never stated that the 2020 federal elections were completely fair and above board, but my view doesn’t matter. In not one of 60 cases before 84 different judges and justices (mostly Republican-appointed) was there a determination that there was election fraud.

          Are they all working for Joe Biden? All working for Klaus Schwab and the WEF? Please … the onus is on the election-steal believers to make their case – and they have overwhelmingly failed to get to first base.

          Not my fault – I am a mere humble impartial observer and commentator, and a sceptic of conspiracies. I’m no fan of the Democrats either – they’re just another conservative mainstream party in a generally very unpleasant political system that no-one seems to have the will to improve.

          Any half-bright non-partisan person could come up with 50 ways to improve the system. The burger-flippers at McDonald’s could do it. But entrenched forces on both sides resist any reforms.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 9:35 pm #

            “I’m no fan of the Democrats either”

            Is this David Brock’s new tactic since the old one wasn’t working?

            LMAO, Media Matters Muppet.

  35. hmuller July 5, 2021 at 5:59 pm #

    I saw something this morning while buying gasoline, perhaps connected to the spirit of this holiday in an off-beat way..

    A nice family in a new expensive SUV piled out of their vehicle into the convenience store, leaving the keys and one small dog behind. When they returned they discovered their dog had jumped on the button locking all the doors.

    They tried all manner of coaxing and pleading to get Fluffy to jump on the right button to unlock the door. Alas to no avail. The little Shit-tzu acted disdainfully unsympathetic to the distress it was causing.

    Then other people came to help. Everyone had a theory. One guy thought if he held up his dog to the car window, Fluffy would jump around and accidentally hit the right button. Another brought a menacing collection of tools to break into the vehicle.

    I thought it a touching example of American cooperation and unity in a crisis. No one asked about ideology or voting history. It was an inspirational moment as 15 Caucasians were trying to outsmart one little Canine-American. I drove away. For all I know, they’re still trying.

    • tully July 5, 2021 at 6:43 pm #

      Hmuller, lmao off at your story. Can just imagine the scene. 🙂

    • elysianfield July 5, 2021 at 7:20 pm #

      hmuller,
      What? You are a lawyer. You should have left your card with the victims! They have actionable issues with the little mutt. Mutts gotta pay.

      Mental anguish, at least

      • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 11:27 pm #

        Dogs are generally indigent. They could sue the dog’s owners. But that would be them.

      • U R IntheVillage July 7, 2021 at 10:53 am #

        E-field: No lawyer with a pulse would sue Fluffy. No assets. Obviously, by American judicial reasoning, the gas station’s negligence was in evidence by there being inadequate signage reminding customers not to leave their keys in the car with a pet. In addition, the associated oil company would have vicarious liability for granting a franchise to someone prone to such negligence.

        And why not throw in the car manufacturer for the obvious design flaw that would allow such a thing to happen? Include the dealership who sold the car to the plaintiff.

        Now this might be a stretch, but you might also include the bank or finance company that loaned the money to the purchaser to buy the defective vehicle. Knowingly profiting from encouraging a purchase of a dangerous product. What an Outrage, ladies and gentlemen. (Sorry for the antiquated language; not up on this week’s acceptable identifiers.)

        Think like a lawyer.

        • elysianfield July 7, 2021 at 2:46 pm #

          “Think like a lawyer.”

          UR,
          It is that permitted, considering that my parents were married at the time of my birth?

          All your suggestions have merit, but why not sanction the dog groomer for failing to adequately trim Fluffy’s nails, thus providing wherewithal for the outrage to occur?

    • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 7:27 pm #

      Hilarious!

      While biking today, I saw a woman who appeared to be struggling a bit with a dog and her phone. Pulled over, she had snagged a lost dog (who was very sweet) and she herself had a hyper golden. So I helped her by giving the dogs cookies and having them sit while she tried to call the name on the tag. She had just been a tad overwhelmed. I love doing this kinda stuff. I would have had fun with that situation you describe.

      Apparently, AAA can unlock cars? I actually locked myself out of my car 2 weeks ago – my keys were in the same hand as what I bought in the store and I tossed ’em in the trunk and shut it. DAMMIT. Thankfully all I had to do was call a friend to give me a ride home to get the extra key.

    • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 9:31 pm #

      I thought it a touching example of American cooperation and unity in a crisis.

      Was there also a light touch of American insanity – leaving the car keys on the seat with Fluffy jumping around? Perhaps they had a corn-syrup crisis on board, and had to get into the store real quick!

    • Redneck Liberal July 5, 2021 at 10:12 pm #

      How many of that huge milling mob were vaccinated, hmuller?

      • hmuller July 5, 2021 at 11:23 pm #

        All were unmasked. Our round governor with no neck finally released us from face diapers a month ago.

        Nobody asked about vaccinations. In fact I’ve never heard anyone ask about those. Is it a constant topic of inquiry where you live?

    • SvrzoH July 6, 2021 at 12:08 am #

      “American cooperation”
      What would have happen if the event was in Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna,,,before moving to other continents?
      Love the story though. Curious how it ended.

      • Tekapo July 6, 2021 at 3:00 am #

        What would have happen if the event was in Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna … before moving to other continents?

        I don’t think Mr Muller was implying that community co-operation is absent elsewhere, or even that Americans are exceptional in this regard. He just happened to be in America … well maybe he thinks Americans have a special pre-disposition to co-operate and be helpful.

        If he said that the trees in America have nice green leaves, he doesn’t mean the trees of Botswana are not nice. At least not necessarily.

        • hmuller July 6, 2021 at 8:10 am #

          Where I live all the trees lean to the right. Where do you live, Tekapo?

  36. Maple July 5, 2021 at 6:50 pm #

    You really think he’ll make it to Halloween?

    My crystal ball says that we’ll all be having scoops of Mama Kamala Krunch by Labor Day at the latest.

    Sprinkles on top anyone?

    • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 7:32 pm #

      You really think he’ll make it to Halloween?

      Here we go again – the QAnon modus operandi: set a date, nothing happens, set a new date, nothing happens … and what has happened to the former guy being back by August?

    • benr July 5, 2021 at 9:34 pm #

      Well I thought the demented old bastard would have been wheeled out already so who knows how long weekend at Biden’s WILL GO ON.

      • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 10:31 pm #

        If he has Lewy Body rather than Alzheimer’s, he will have downswings and upswings but eventually – potato brain.

  37. PeteAtomic July 5, 2021 at 6:57 pm #

    Women can make good rulers.

    Catherine the Great is the only one I can think of off hand.

    🙂

    • SW July 6, 2021 at 9:18 am #

      Elizabeth I of England — a golden age for England with Shakespeare, religious tolerance and was relatively peaceful.

  38. elysianfield July 5, 2021 at 7:16 pm #

    Well ladies and germs;

    I am outraged. The Chicago SunTimes, has reported that 92 people were shot over the 4th of July weekend, with 16 killed….and six kids were among them.

    It is about time that someone told the simple truth regarding the Chicago Violence…Tell the truth, and call a spade a spade…throw the underwear on the wall, and see what sticks…

    It was the fault of that fucking Donald Trump. His overt racism and jingoistic rhetoric has made the blacks in the city mad with rage and lusting for blood (black blood, as it turns out). There are “whiteys” who will tell you that it is just a “black thing”…that the blacks are uncivilized, unable to behave in polite society. True, the vast majority of the shooters, and victims were black. BUT NOT ALL! There were two cops shot…call them blue.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/7/3/22561910/chicago-weekend-shootings-july-2-5-homicide-gun-violence

    Chicago mayor Lauri (rocket) Lightfoot abides. Trump should be taken out, shot, hanged by the neck until dead, and then given life in prison without parole. Racist bastard that he is.

    The blood of hundreds… no thousands, of blacks are on his hands…maybe tens of thousands…six million even….

    • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 7:28 pm #

      Lightfoot likes to talk about the ‘downward trend’ of murders… lol.

    • BackRowHeckler July 5, 2021 at 7:41 pm #

      2 large groups of Joggers shut down the loop last nite, blocking traffic, fighting, vandalizing police cars, shooting roman candles at cops, even doing a little looting. Needless to say stores and shops shut down early. But who gives a sh@t about racist business people? Dey all be rich anyway.

  39. malthuss July 5, 2021 at 7:40 pm #

    U penn has the Perelman school of medicine, where scientist drew weisman developed the mrna technology used in the new covid vaccines.

    perelman is a notoriously corrupt jhedge fund owner that funds the school.

    I read about Perlemans rise. Started with food supplies to Pennsylvania stores, if I recall. Some small thing.

    Then MAX FACTOR. via Junk bonds?

  40. MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 8:07 pm #

    Glenn Greenwald does the real journalism work (sorry Tekapo, your beloved MSM lies lies lies):

    The Media Lied Repeatedly About Officer Brian Sicknick’s Death. And They Just Got Caught.

    “Just as with the Russia Bounty debacle, they will never acknowledge what they did. Their audience wants to be lied to for partisan gain and emotional pleasure.

    It was crucial for liberal sectors of the media to invent and disseminate a harrowing lie about how Officer Brian Sicknick died. That is because he is the only one they could claim was killed by pro-Trump protesters at the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

    So The New York Times on January 8 published an emotionally gut-wrenching but complete fiction that never had any evidence — that Officer Sicknick’s skull was savagely bashed in with a fire extinguisher by a pro-Trump mob until he died — and, just like the now-discredited Russian bounty story also unveiled by that same paper, cable outlets and other media platforms repeated this lie over and over in the most emotionally manipulative way possible. Just watch a part of what they did and how:

    https://youtu.be/MseLunyiSGk

    As I detailed over and over when examining this story, there were so many reasons to doubt this storyline from the start. Nobody on the record claimed it happened. The autopsy found no blunt trauma to the head. Sicknick’s own family kept urging the press to stop spreading this story because he called them the night of January 6 and told them he was fine — obviously inconsistent with the media’s claim that he died by having his skull bashed in — and his own mother kept saying that she believed he died of a stroke.”

    Read the whole thing here: https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-media-lied-repeatedly-about-officer

  41. MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 8:30 pm #

    Because we are weak, stupid and gullible, and refused to stand up to these psychos, they are coming for our animals (which I predicted a year ago). They already came for the kids, and we did nothing.

    It’s either this, or culling. That is what China does from time to time in order to terrorize their population into complicity.

    Cats and dogs ‘should get Covid jabs after all humans to stop spread of variants’

    “EXCLUSIVE: Labour is calling on Ministers to look at giving the coronavirus vaccine to animals once the human population has been dealt with”

    Nice rhetoric, once we’ve been ‘dealt with’. Not ‘cured’, not ‘saved’, not ‘immune’ – DEALT WITH. Words matter.

    Variants don’t exist, neither do cases, neither does Covid19 (not isolated). But now you will have to vaccinate your pet, because Big PHarma wants the profits.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/cats-dogs-should-covid-jabs-24405703

    • Blackbird July 5, 2021 at 11:19 pm #

      Pets? How about livestock?

      • O.G. Hawkins July 5, 2021 at 11:46 pm #

        Magnetic genetically-modified beef that you can make dance with the app on your phone & 5G.

      • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 10:51 am #

        Who knows? Probably. That would be a great way to get the poison into the populace at large.

    • Amman July 6, 2021 at 3:19 am #

      That paper is from Bacteria island.

    • Tekapo July 6, 2021 at 3:23 am #

      Variants don’t exist, neither do cases, neither does Covid19 (not isolated).

      You might be a nice person in person, but on here you sound dead-set fucking nuts.

      • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 10:51 am #

        Considering the source, I’ll take that as a compliment.

      • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 10:53 am #

        Covid19: The biggest hoax in history.

  42. MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 9:03 pm #

    Rachel Maddow “Is Not News” Says Court Ruling!

    Rachel said OEN is paid by the Russians and it was a lie.

    Jimmy Dore interviews Glenn Greenwald in this hilarious interview.

    LOL. Madcow has madcow.

    https://youtu.be/hDRoqIgUgEg

  43. Pucker July 5, 2021 at 9:25 pm #

    Do you remember when you were a kid there was always a weird-looking, obtuse kid who’d always inject with a loud “So?!” whenever someone would say something of extreme social, historical, or political import?

    For example: “Over 60,000 brave men died in 3 days at the Battle of Gettysburg. The end result of the US Civil War was the triumph of monopoly Capitalism and the rise of the Robber Barons as the American experiment in Freedom and Republican government died as the US morphed into an Empire, first with that Dick Head fascist Woodrow Wilson during WWI, and later with WWII, and culminating with the rise of the Fourth Branch of government, the fascist Deep State “Intelligence Branch” post WWII that nobody talks about today.”

    “So?!”

    This is what the world is like now. Pervasive Brain Fog….

    I like those Mark Dice Youtube videos in which he asks stoned people carrying surf boards on the beach in San Diego basic questions about American history and to the embarrassment and chagrin of everyone they fail miserably.

    • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 9:35 pm #

      I like those Mark Dice Youtube videos in which he asks stoned people carrying surf boards on the beach in San Diego basic questions about American history and to the embarrassment and chagrin of everyone they fail miserably.

      So?!

    • Pucker July 5, 2021 at 9:45 pm #

      America really should give up trying to celebrate National holidays in the context of a dumbed down population that has zero historical knowledge. It’s too embarrassing. Just a bunch of weird-looking, fat people smoking Weed, drinking beer, and eating weiners who have no idea what they’re doing….

      • Pucker July 5, 2021 at 10:05 pm #

        Celebrate Memorial Day in a country that lacks any sense of History. That’s a bit like crashing some stranger’s post funeral memorial ceremony when you have no idea who the bloke was just to grab a glass of wine or a high ball and to eat the hors d’oeurves. This is what my country has become….

        Do you remember “Bumpy’s” post-funeral ceremony in the movie “American Gangster”? Frank remains loyal to Bumpy and remarks: “Half the people in this room owed Bumpy money when he died. I’m gonna collect that money.”

      • Tekapo July 5, 2021 at 10:28 pm #

        America really should give up trying to celebrate National holidays in the context of a dumbed down population that has zero historical knowledge.

        Maybe because they are dumbed-down is the reason they get holidays. Or perhaps have National NASCAR Day, or National Super Bowl Day, or National Pizza Day.

    • MaryQueen July 5, 2021 at 10:25 pm #

      Well we’re paying for that ignorance now.

    • benr July 8, 2021 at 9:59 am #

      I take umbrage to the entire Jeff Spicoli narrative of baked surfers not knowing anything.
      Dumb people with zero flare for history wander around the entire country!

  44. benr July 5, 2021 at 9:31 pm #

    From the police state 158 NO coming to a “free society” near you soon.

  45. Blackbird July 5, 2021 at 11:27 pm #

    “What flavor ice-cream will ‘Joe Biden’ be ordering on Halloween?”

    “Joe Biden”

  46. Yohannon July 6, 2021 at 12:03 am #

    https://www.armytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/07/01/prepare-for-mandatory-covid-vaccines-in-september-army-tells-commands/

    Soldier, ask not!

    Only Warriors question. And there are few of them – not enough to defeat the endless masses of obedient, subhuman gun thugs. Thus the world is as it is.

  47. Tekapo July 6, 2021 at 1:25 am #

    Vaccine Stats for June

    Anthony Fauci on Sunday said more than 99 percent of the people who died from COVID-19 in June were not vaccinated, calling the loss of life “avoidable and preventable.”

    “If you look at the number of deaths, about 99.2 percent of them are unvaccinated. About 0.8 percent are vaccinated. No vaccine is perfect. But when you talk about the avoidability of hospitalization and death, Chuck, it’s really sad and tragic that most all of these are avoidable and preventable,” Fauci told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

    He added, “I mean, obviously there are going to be some people, because of the variability among people and their response to vaccine, that you’ll see some who are vaccinated and still get into trouble and get hospitalized and die. But the overwhelming proportion of people who get into trouble are the unvaccinated. Which is the reason why we say this is really entirely avoidable and preventable.”

    Nearly 10,000 people died from COVID-19 in June in the U.S., Todd noted. (The Hill July 5)

    As noted elsewhere, this raw data needs to be fleshed out, in terms of ages, and the percentage vaccinated out of all cases in June requiring hospital admission. But still – a significant stat.

    • Slugoon July 6, 2021 at 3:38 am #

      Anthony Fauci on Sunday said more than 99 percent of the people who died from COVID-19 in June were not vaccinated

      I call complete BS. Where’s the supporting data?

      • Tekapo July 6, 2021 at 5:04 am #

        You’re so predictable (like so many of the rabble on here) – always shooting the messenger when you get information you do not like. What is with you? Do you WANT the vaccines to be a failure?? How sick is that??

        • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 10:49 am #

          Facts don’t care about your feelz.

          Where’s the data?

        • Slugoon July 6, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

          Just asking for evidence, the kind that you regularly insist upon. Where does this data exist except in your and Fraudci’s mind? Simple question. No need to get your ponytail in a flap.

    • Slugoon July 6, 2021 at 3:41 am #

      You brushed off the official report in the UK showing that the ‘Delta’ variant killed more vaccinated people than unvaccinated but you are quick to call this unsubstantiated nonsense a ‘significant stat’. Total one-sided fawning over Fraudci as usual.

      • Tekapo July 6, 2021 at 5:03 am #

        I did not “brush it off” – I sked for some fleshing out of the data, and me request was reasonable. Don’t try to verbal me comrade – I’m too fucking smart for that.

        • Slugoon July 6, 2021 at 5:34 am #

          I’m sure you think you are but your bias is frequent and obvious. You put your head in the sand when it suits you. And I’m not your ‘comrade’.

          • SW July 6, 2021 at 9:33 am #

            Boris Johnson yesterday stated that restrictions were over in England on July 19th and “we’re just going to have to live with Covid”. Yes, Boris, we are as we have had to learn to live with many other pathogens and take sensible precautions and stop politicizing every damn thing that happens in this world.

            Do the vaccines work? Were they necessary? Is it all a preplanned hoax for control? And there are many other questions that can be added to that list — one of the most important, IMO, is where did it originate.

            I don’t trust Fauci or that silly weeper who’s his assistant or something. It will take years to sort through all the data, half-truths, outright lies and actual evidence to figure out what really happened and the effect of vaccines. The researchers who might be able to glean the truth of this debacle may not even be born yet.

          • Slugoon July 6, 2021 at 1:08 pm #

            SW, what’s interesting (and wholly predictable) is that half the country is now wailing and gnashing its teeth because their mask safety blankets are going to become optional.

            Never mind they that they can wear an N95 or better mask forever to ‘protect’ themselves, or inject any one of a number of ‘safe and effective’ vaccines, what they’re pissed about is that the other half of the population now can’t be pushed around.

            The origins of the the virus will never be confirmed even though it’s fucking obvious to anybody with half a brain. The politicians will feign an official investigation to look like they’re ‘doing something’ and when the conclusion comes back as ‘inconclusive’ it’ll be brushed under the carpet. Everyone saves face.

        • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 10:48 am #

          It’s unfortunate that you think you’re smart, Agent Po.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 6, 2021 at 2:46 pm #

            She’s completely delusional.

            She has blatantly stated that she will always side with incompetence over corruption and that she suffers from a fear that Believing 1 conspiracy theory leads to Believing all conspiracy theories.

            Josie has a closed-mind. Conspiracies do not and can not exist in her mind. Impossible. Reality need not apply.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 6, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

          Don’t try to verbal me comrade – I’m too fucking smart for that.

          You remind me of my ex-, Jo.

          You see, most stupid people at least know that they are stupid and conduct themselves accordingly.

          A stupid person who Truly Believes that they are smart can do incredibly stupid damage. TruStory

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 9:40 pm #

            Nailed it.

            It’s like dead people, they don’t know they are dead.

            Same with the stupid.

        • Trean July 6, 2021 at 3:53 pm #

          With all due respect here Tekapo you still haven’t provided any evidence for Fauci’s and your claim. It’s rather rich to berate others for not doing so while failing to do so yourself…

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 9:41 pm #

            Well, that is what he does.

          • Slugoon July 7, 2021 at 2:26 am #

            I think most of us worked out long ago that Fauci is full of shit and lies regularly. Tekapo buys into it like so many others. Don’t expect an answer from him, he always goes MIA when he’s wrong.

      • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 10:55 am #

        He’s here to try to scare people into getting the vaxx.

        That’s his job, it’s pretty clear now. He already admits he represents Media Matters.

    • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 10:54 am #

      LMAO, he quotes MSM and Fauxi and expects no jeering from CFNers.

      Priceless.

  48. SoftStarLight July 6, 2021 at 2:11 am #

    I don’t particularly have any confidence that the Summer will be care free of “covid” but certainly welcome a potential reprieve. Tajikistan is the first nation to make the vaxx mandatory for every single citizen 18 and older. A small Muslim nation with a heavy billionaire cosmopolitan ngo fifth column presence is the petrie dish for medical tyranny. Who woulda thunk? Start small, aim big? And the tell tell signs of the vaxx inefficacy and coming trouble can be found in another vaxx testing ground,,Israel. Lotsa vaxxed folks catching and spreading covid delta strain or some such. One vaxxed high school student in Tel Aviv caught covid from a vaxxed relative and spread it to 83 fellow students. Guess the vaxx doesn’t help. Or maybe the purpose of the vaxx has nothing to do with solving/resolving covid””?

    • Tekapo July 6, 2021 at 2:25 am #

      Guess the vaxx doesn’t help.

      It’s difficult to draw that conclusion from the information provided. The vaccine might help considerably in preventing serious and fatal cases. It might also reduce the infectiousness of people with it, notwithstanding the school student case cited.

      Israel has used mostly the Pfizer vaccine, with some Moderna … if they are not effective against the Delta Variant, such data will emerge soon enough.

      In relation to the US and Dr Fauci’s statement, it would be good to know the vaccine type(s) involved, and the strain(s) causing the 10,000 fatal cases.

      • SoftStarLight July 6, 2021 at 3:00 am #

        I’m heartened to find you in an inconclusive state on the matter. I remain inconclusive as well. I can’t help but thinking you are simply trying on new shoes. You see Tek. If the “experts” and their founts of wisdom were the Sun then you would be a very close terrestrial planet. Probably Mercury. No? Naturally, I would orbit somewhere far away in the Jovian worlds. Just because you are immersed in bright light doesn’t mean it-s always a good thing. There is a such thing as getting burned too you know. Choose your lamp wisely! Or, one will choose you.

        • Tekapo July 6, 2021 at 3:09 am #

          Are you implying SSL I have Icarus Syndrome?

          But yes – I am more than ready to concede that I tend to float a bit, and like to work on the presumption until proven badly wrong, that government officials and other highly paid boffins know what they are talking about, and do NOT have any hidden nefarious agenda(s).

          I appreciate it is mostly a minority view on here, but nevertheless it is me. Makes me much happier you see, I am old and wise enough not to worry about stuff I can’t do anything about. And I certainly know that ranting on an Internet forum has certain therapeutic qualities, but changes nothing.

          As I say – if the efficacy of Pfizer (and maybe Moderna) are shown to be dropping in Israel in the face of the Delta Variant – then that is important to know, and presumably will lead to more expensive research and trials.

          It might even lead to more restrictions and even lockdowns. But it ain’t a hoax, and the vaccines are not a de-pop campaign.

          • michael July 6, 2021 at 9:55 am #

            “government officials and other highly paid boffins” are highly paid because they are pliable and unscrupulous enough to maintain a narrative that always has an ulterior motive and is often in opposition to truth and fact.

            This is the main qualification for the job.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 6, 2021 at 2:35 pm #

            Thank you, Josie.

            Now will you tell us how you proved that God does not exist by age 9?

            Please?

    • Amman July 6, 2021 at 3:56 am #

      HIV was a HOAX originaly from the 80s. The last nail in the coffin for HIV is this — > https://www.duesberg.com. Let’s end it here.

      • Amman July 6, 2021 at 4:17 am #

        HIV = HOAX. COVaccinationID19 = The same thing.

      • Tekapo July 6, 2021 at 5:00 am #

        HIV was a HOAX originaly from the 80s.

        You seriously have to be kidding you fuck. I had friends in the 80s who died from AIDS – so please just go away – you are a demented nutcase. You can’t even spell “originally” you’re so fucking dumb.

        • gustafson.robert.22 July 6, 2021 at 5:21 am #

          Go read the linked information carefully sir, or express your (just a few posts back) openly-professed “ignorance is bliss” world-view quite a bit more quietly and humbly.

          The issue is not whether AIDS describes horrific health conditions but whether HIV virus causes AIDS. (No, it’s a harmless, minor virus that shows up usually in weakened immune states caused by other factors. Instead, AIDS is caused by a conglomerate of other conditions most closely linked to habitual drug use, including the toxic AIDS treatments.)

          • Tekapo July 6, 2021 at 5:31 am #

            The issue is not whether AIDS describes horrific health conditions but whether HIV virus causes AIDS. (No, it’s a harmless, minor virus that shows up usually in weakened immune states caused by other factors. Instead, AIDS is caused by a conglomerate of other conditions most closely linked to habitual drug use, including the toxic AIDS treatments.)

            Oh good grief … another completely lunar nut-fudge unsubstantiated conspiracy theory … how many lunacies can one forum stand? It’s groaning under the weight! Why add to it?

            You cannot be serious, Gus. Want to discuss the JFK assassination, or the Moon Landing?

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 6, 2021 at 5:36 am #

            See, you are completely unable to differentiate between the non-majority viewpoints that are valid and those that are far-fetched and false. You lump them together constantly, and arrogantly to boot.

            Ignorance and “assuming the best” may be bliss… but they will never make you the most intellectually correct in the room. You have to choose between the easy bliss or increased intellectual correctness.

          • Tekapo July 6, 2021 at 6:30 am #

            Ignorance and “assuming the best” may be bliss… but they will never make you the most intellectually correct in the room. You have to choose between the easy bliss or increased intellectual correctness.

            All just pompous puffery and sophistry – you’re completely avoiding the issue – the utter howler that I called you out on. Earth to Gus: AIDS IS CAUSED BY THE HIV VIRUS. It is simply not up for discussion among rational grown-ups. Next.

          • Amman July 6, 2021 at 6:42 am #

            Don’t bother. He’s triggered by bad spelling.

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 6, 2021 at 7:49 am #

            Apparently mottos for “rational grownups” are

            “Drink, don’t think ”
            and (the very “Trump-ist”)
            “Dismiss intellectual challenges without engaging, it’s easy, rewarding, and prevents adopting any erroneous ideas…because any new ideas confronted are simply thrown out without considering them…”

            Sign on window: ‘we are not accepting any new ideas for consideration at this time, especially if they point to surprising or non-conventional conclusions. We will immediately discard any such submitted ideas outright and without review – in the interest of comfort and decorum. thank you.’

          • Yohannon July 6, 2021 at 10:45 am #

            And in Africa, “AIDS” means something completely different, as in you’re really skinny because you didn’t have enough to eat, then you don’t have the strength to fight off one of the local diseases and you lose your appetite and have a constant fever. Not good, but not “AIDS”.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 10:46 am #

            You’re correct, Gus.

            https://youtu.be/_b_lxtzIP28

          • SW July 6, 2021 at 2:42 pm #

            The HIV virus is a real virus that jumped from the monkey population to humans. It interferes with a healthy immune system so rare cancers and infections the body easily fought off become lethal. We don’t hear much about it today b/c the at risk populations take preventive medication. You might want to check out the chapter in the book Spillover by David Quammen. He covers it extensively and it might change your mind.

        • Amman July 6, 2021 at 6:38 am #

          LOL. Boo hoo hoo! I lost my fwends!

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 10:02 pm #

            Same as the people who call you evil if you question the official story of 9/11 because they know someone who died in it.

            Idiocy on steroids.

        • Amman July 6, 2021 at 8:11 am #

          Angry? Why? No money?

        • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 10:56 am #

          Facts don’t care about your feewings.

          • Amman July 6, 2021 at 11:39 am #

            He’s a schmuck. Totally uncalled for. How can anyone loose his mind over a spelling error?

          • Q. Shtik July 6, 2021 at 1:22 pm #

            How can anyone loose his mind over a spelling error? – Amman

            ========

            The word you’re looking for is lose.

          • Q. Shtik July 6, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

            Loose rhymes with moose.
            Lose rhymes with booze.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 10:01 pm #

            Q, some people don’t spell well, but they articulate themselves quite well.

            So, leave ’em alone.

            Just a suggestion.

          • Amman July 7, 2021 at 4:51 am #

            @Q Oh Brother. Thanks for that. Yes, ‘Loose rhymes with moose. Lose rhymes with booze. Now I know my A, B, C’s and which one to choose.” I’m actually a good speller IMO but if I rush the typing, then, well, problems. Anyway, that schmuck deserves 6 months in the hole. For starters.

      • michael July 6, 2021 at 10:44 am #

        Thanks for the link. The last paper is particularly interesting:
        https://tinyurl.com/49bv4a7b

      • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 10:47 am #

        Yes.

        COvid19 is the same hoax as AIDS, but on steroids.

  49. SoftStarLight July 6, 2021 at 2:40 am #

    I’m inclined as well to see the situation in terms of free fall rather than floating. Gravity just is and there is no pause button. My preference is to reject gravity but my wish is not granted. In some ways I wonder if it would be ok to go a step further to assert that the shadow Obamastate has created a literal black hole from which nothing will escape? Of course it may not succeed but certainly it seems their wish is that nothing escapes their control and their narrative mind control fog. And I imagine they have friends in high places across this spinning rock who are more than happy to help. It would be amazing to have these hypothesis clearly and unequivocally disproven. But I won’t count on it and you may not wish to either.

    • Amman July 6, 2021 at 4:56 am #

      I control you by making sure you are always confused. I make it my business to make sure you are unable to make up your mind. That you are unable to see or make a firm decision about what is is true or false.
      – DIE PROPAGANDA

      • Amman July 6, 2021 at 4:58 am #

        –If it has happened once in that past (HIV), it will happen again.

      • Tekapo July 6, 2021 at 5:14 am #

        AIDS and Covid-19 are very real, and have been very deadly. Get your hand off it, and try joining the grown-ups.

        • Amman July 6, 2021 at 6:40 am #

          I’m already grown, Friend’oh.

        • michael July 6, 2021 at 10:47 am #

          More deadly than both: medical malpractice.

          And that, generously, uses the definition of malpractice by the culprits!

          • O.G. Hawkins July 6, 2021 at 11:28 am #

            In Canada, there technically is Legal Malpractice.

            Nobody practices it though.

            The Law Societies up here in the Great White North are like Fred & Barney off to The Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes.

            No Canadian lawyer would ever hold another Canadian lawyer accountable for proven-beyond-shadow-of-doubt theft by extortion of an Honest man’s life’s work while no Canadian Court will hear such allegations without a Canadian bar member litigating them.

            ——–

            Q: What do you call a cruise ship full of lawyers headed to the bottom of the ocean?
            A: A Good start.

            [Just jokes, of course. A cruise ship going to the bottom of the ocean laden with lawyers would, of course, be horrific.

            I saved my ex-wife’s life twice before she then destroyed mine with lies, reneges, deceits, crimes and Human Rights Violations … but I’d do it again.

            Right is Right.]

          • Amman July 6, 2021 at 11:29 am #

            That was definitely the case in 2019. It is probably medical malfeasance now.

        • Islander July 7, 2021 at 9:26 am #

          The “covid real/not real” thing is a total red herring.

          Mental Zarex.

  50. Tekapo July 6, 2021 at 4:54 am #

    Here’s one in respect of the drought in the West:

    This spring, the Colorado River Research Group, an independent team of scientists focused on the river, labelled the climate transition in the Colorado River Basin “aridification,” meaning a transformation to a drier environment.

    The call for a move away from the word “drought” highlighted the importance of the specific language used to describe what’s going on in the Southwest: It could shift cultural norms around water use and help people internalize the need to rip out lawns, stop washing cars and refrain from building new diversions on already strapped rivers.

    As Brad Udall, a member of the research group and a water and climate researcher at Colorado State University, puts it: “Words matter.”

    Linguists have long argued over the extent to which words and language influence one’s thoughts and worldview. One commonly cited example of evidence that they do is an Indigenous Australian language that doesn’t use words for left and right.

    Its speakers orient themselves by the cardinal directions — north and south, east and west — rather than the relative terms typically used in English. Research suggests that in their thoughts and interactions with others, their conceptions of space are radically different from those who speak languages with relative spatial terms.

    Other studies have probed the ways linguistic differences may influence a wide range of attitudes and outcomes, including support for political policies; entrepreneurial gender gaps among countries; and environmental attitudes of tourists.

    But beliefs are not behaviors. Reframing our understanding of the Southwest’s climate — thinking of it as a place experiencing aridification, a dry place getting drier, rather than a place simply waiting for the next drought to end — will have major ramifications only if it changes how people actually use water.

    (High Country News – June 29)

    • gustafson.robert.22 July 6, 2021 at 5:24 am #

      wtf

      • BackRowHeckler July 6, 2021 at 6:41 am #

        Another example of lefties wanting to change and restrict the language, as first laid out by Orwell in ‘1984’.

    • BackRowHeckler July 6, 2021 at 5:39 am #

      What’s the drought situation in the Australian Outback?

      It’s pretty dry there too, no?

      • gustafson.robert.22 July 6, 2021 at 5:46 am #

        not “dry” so much per se… more a mild and harmless touch of “aridification”

        • Tekapo July 6, 2021 at 5:51 am #

          You’re such a rightwing nutter that you’d even deny a drought. There’s no hope for the deplorables.

          • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 10:58 am #

            Here comes the meltdown….

    • ridingwaves July 6, 2021 at 11:35 pm #

      the western drought will create a migration, anyone who denies the drought is a sheep…no matter their political leaning….

      Surfers know weather better than a farmer…

      sliver of hope is el nino slightly building, no rain next year, forget the west….the great lakes area will be great property to own….

      https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/ocean/sst/anomaly/index.html

  51. BackRowHeckler July 6, 2021 at 5:37 am #

    In Chi, for the month, as of July 6, 142 people shot, 26 dead.

    2000 people shot for 2021, so far.

    “We are seeing a year over year downward trend in violence”-Mayor Lightfoot. Ahahahahaha

    The Trib is shocked that electing a mayor who is a a Marxist black lesbian with a hatred of Whitey, a grudge against the police, and a freakish personal appearance, didn’t transform the City of Chicago into Utopia.

    Instead they have their bloody utopian and a harbinger of the end of western civilization.

    Black Lives Matter!

    Brh

    • Tekapo July 6, 2021 at 5:54 am #

      You keep punching out this stuff ad nauseam, and you’re highly critical … but if you were mayor for a month what would you do to fix it?

      • BackRowHeckler July 6, 2021 at 7:00 am #

        As I understand it, one of the guiding themes of this site, other than peak energy and social disintegration, is urban planning. But how can there be any improvement in the built environment of say, the City of Chicago, if when eager urban planners show up in the Austin neighborhood of Chi, with their blue prints, maps and mechanical drawings showing a wonderful ‘Diverse Neighborhood’, walkable, with plenty of leafy trees, monorails, ‘Sustainable’ housing units, surrounded by flower gardens, when Community Members, resentful of their presence ‘In de hood, loot the EVs the Urban Planners arrived in, set them on fire, and shoot the Urban Planners full of holes?

        Nobody mentions that in TED talks on our Happy Urban Future that I’ve seen, but it’s a distinct possibility, even a probability.

        Brh

        • lizharmon July 6, 2021 at 10:10 am #

          Not urban planning as practiced today. Urban planning as practiced 100 years ago. Small towns with sustainable, localized economies, both ag and manufacturing based. Big difference than Urban Disney.

          • Yohannon July 6, 2021 at 10:54 am #

            Bedford Falls. Willoughby – Whites only! Blacks have their own walled towns just as we will.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 6, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

            It is funny that you mention B>Willoughby, Yoho.

            I created this Twilight Zone / Queen “mashup” 3 years ago.

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GGJXw05dPWs

            It is an autobiographical interpretation of 2010-2014.

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

            Cutting! the cut out people. “Where would you be without my appetite?”. In Willoughby, and happy.

            There was another one, can’t remember if it was Twilight Zone or Outer Limits. A desperately unhappy man somehow goes back in time and meets his father – they’re about the same age – and he bares his soul to him.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 6, 2021 at 4:55 pm #

            Thank you.

            It is funny how art and its inspiration evolve.

            I started the cut-out people in order to alter The Twilight Zone footage enough to sneak under YouTube’s copyright algorithms but then it allowed me to make my own art out of their brilliant episode.

            When I saw it, I was shocked at how that 1960 episode almost exactly portrayed my life over 50 years later. She even looks like my ex-.

            I simply then had to make that mashup video. Like banging the goalie’s glove hand after the whistle. It had to be done.

      • MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 10:38 am #

        Nothing, in Chicago.

        Mayors are puppets controlled by various mafias and corporate interests.

    • Tekapo July 6, 2021 at 5:55 am #

      I concede Gordon is kinda funny to look at.

      • O.G. Hawkins July 6, 2021 at 11:06 am #

        Why is that a concession, Josie?

        • PeteAtomic July 6, 2021 at 11:18 am #

          uff da

          u fellas from Saskatchewan lol

          just can’t stop trolling

          ha ha

          I have a lot of family there. Farming outside of Saskatoon. A few of them were RCMP guys.

          If you can trace relations to Lawrence Welk, then we are related lol

          most everybody in SK and ND are related, many distantly if not here than from Russia/ East side

          • O.G. Hawkins July 6, 2021 at 1:34 pm #

            I’m 3/4 German and 1/4 Irish. 6 of my great-grandparents emigrated from Germany. The other 2 from Ireland.

            Aside from a couple of years in Alberta, I spent half my life in Saskatchewan but the other half in Toronto so I’ve a uncommon background.

            I was raised in a working class area of a small city on the prairies but then regularly sat in some of the most important boardrooms in the country.

            I single-handedly built the Best Equity Research Data Acquisition & Publishing system on Earth. Twice. [1992-93 and then again with its 2nd generation in 1999-2000.]

            ——–

            Josephine Alexandria Shitfer-Brains will get beaked at constantly because she states her inaccurate determinations as fact and that pisses me off. TruStory

    • PeteAtomic July 6, 2021 at 9:33 am #

      diversity=gun violence

      the democrats have a heck of paradox there

      • Yohannon July 6, 2021 at 10:55 am #

        It’s Indiana’s fault for selling Chicago Blacks the guns. So why isn’t Indiana violent? Cwickets.

        • PeteAtomic July 6, 2021 at 11:21 am #

          well

          isn’t it??

          its everybody elses fault

          • Yohannon July 6, 2021 at 11:30 am #

            Equally? Equitabally? So if you kill someone, I go to jail too? The purpose of a Liberal Arts education is to protect people from Destroyers like you. But for most it won’t work. Only a few can be educated. Mass education was one of your greatest coups – along with Feminism.

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

            “Mass education was one of your greatest coups – along with Feminism.”

            Nope.

            The Federal Reserve was my greatest coup

            feminism? lol

    • ridingwaves July 6, 2021 at 11:32 pm #

      Still waiting for someone to tell me how they are not being treated equal (in many cases above equal)…
      Chicago alone:
      FACTS:

      1. 1,595 shootings January-June 2020 Almost every shooter was black,
      but BLM and Chicago politicians blame police and racism.
      2. The Chicago mayor is black.
      3. The Superintendent of Police is black.
      4. The Cook County States’ Attorney is black.
      5. The Chief Judge of Cook County Circuit Courts is black.
      6. The Illinois Attorney General is black.
      7. The Chicago Fire Department Commissioner is black.
      8. The Cook County Board President is black.
      9. The State Senate Majority Leader is black.
      10. The Illinois Lieutenant Governor is black.
      11. The Illinois Secretary of State is black.
      12. The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County is black.
      13. The Cook County Clerk is black.
      14. The Chicago Treasurer is black.
      15. The Chicago Police Board President is black.
      16 The Chicago Transit Authority President is black.
      17. The CEO of Chicago Public Schools is black.
      18. The Commissioner of the Department of Water Management is black.
      19. 40% of the City Council belong to the Black Caucus. The pay is
      $122,304 annually PLUS $122,000/YR each in expenses.

      Republican head count in the City Council is zero, but it’s that “damn” President Trump who is causing all the problems. The City Council consists of 50 members and 40% of them are black…..Additionally, 46 of the 50 are democrats and 4 are independents. And there is no equality…

  52. lizharmon July 6, 2021 at 10:03 am #

    “And how does a financial system based on debt behave when all that is the case? I guess we’re going to find out. My guess would be a price collapse in financial instruments — abstract things represented by money — and then a collapse of money itself. ”

    I live on the main line of the western railroad not owned by Warren Buffett. You can learn a lot by watching the trains. Before the plandemic, we would typically see double decked containers heading east (full) and back west (empty). Ditto coal…full east, empty west. Traffic ground to a halt during the plandemic. No trains. Now it’s a hot mess. Whereas before the plandemic, most trains had four engines in front and one bringing up the rear, now most have 1 engine. There are also trains stopped along the mainline for hours at a time. All of which points to a lack of rolling stock and traffic jams, because all this free money has pulled the next ten years production forward. We’re about to fall off of a cliff, both financially and from a consumption perspective. Most people simply have no room to store all the crap they’re buying.

  53. tom clark July 6, 2021 at 10:14 am #

    Democrat or Republican, people=gun violence.

    • Yohannon July 6, 2021 at 10:49 am #

      The clearest definition possible of complete ignorance.

    • PeteAtomic July 6, 2021 at 11:21 am #

      No

      It’s your fault, Tom.

      So. How ya gonna deal with that?

      lol

  54. Pete July 6, 2021 at 10:27 am #

    “What will it take to end their reign of terror? ”

    Ring fence ALL of their data centers, cut the power and deny them access to the internet. Drag them out of the C-Suites and put them on trial.

    The time to do all that has past. We knew from the moment Trump was elected, the first time, that the coup was in progress. We knew from the moment Flynn was arrested that the DOJ was compromised. We’ve known for many years that the left was pushing a socialist / communist agenda. And we’ve known since Hunter Biden’s lap top became public that Joe Biden is literally a Manchurian candidate via blackmail, and that the intelligence alphabet agencies are complicit.

    Every piece of hysterical criticism the left has spewed these past 6 years at the Trump administration is actually true of the Biden regime. Can anyone deny that an authoritarian and nationalistic left-wing system of government and social organization isn’t operating freely in our country? This is the definition of fascism, word-for-word from google, EXCEPT I substituted ‘left’ for ‘right.’ Big Technology and Big Government. Antifa is nothing more than a group of useful idiots. Can anyone deny that this government wasn’t ushered in by the efforts of these big tech companies and their useful idiots?

    We the people did not act when the time was right. We the people instead have been pushed back on our heels, by a well coordinated, and determined effort to exploit the very morality they seek to destroy. Just the language of the left should have been enough for most to catch on to their plans. Whenever they spoke, they only spoke to their echo-chamber. Whenever they spoke of unity, they only were referring to themselves. The rest of us were never even considered, except to be eliminated.

    The egregious campaign of misinformation surrounding the Covid pandemic, and world wide coordinated lockdown, and subsequent wildly, irresponsible development of the mRNA kill shot leads me to say that the rogue deep state and NOT China released that germ. Metaphorically, China caught grenade and threw it back. That’s why they ripped up the roads to the interior and allowed infected people to leave China.

    Trump was actually the perfect patsy. Arrogant and confident beyond his means, this rogue release was done on his watch. Obama ended GOF research in the US to proffer plausible deniability because THAT op was in play even before the election, and would have been carried out even if Hillary won. Trump was a fly in the ointment.

    Evil is busy, while we argue nonsense about virology, racism, sexual deviance and celebrity opinions.

    But, really isn’t this how it’s supposed to go? Christians believe in the apocalypse and Muslims believe in the apocalypse (different chronology). By these sacred narratives, man will turn away from God, from all God’s moral prohibitions and admonishments and will eventually be destroyed by divine will.

    The Bell Tolls for Thee. Buckle up.

    • Yohannon July 6, 2021 at 10:51 am #

      Yeah right. As if the Founders ever considered Blacks as potential citizens. You want BACK to a Past that never was.

      Some project Utopia into the Future and some into the Past. The Left and the Right, respectively. Both are wrong.

      • Pete July 7, 2021 at 11:48 am #

        You actually pieced together that response from the material I posted?

        Yoyo, you need some kind of help.

  55. MaryQueen July 6, 2021 at 10:34 am #

    American Psychosis – Chris Hedges on the US empire of narcissism and psychopathy.

    Life under totalitarianism & societal collapse is in process and has been for some time. This explains the blinders on some.

    https://youtu.be/ythOLteROK0

  56. tom clark July 6, 2021 at 10:55 am #

    Look no further than Lebanon to see what we may be in for in the near term.

    • Yohannon July 6, 2021 at 10:56 am #

      Cuz they’re all Republicans there.

    • PeteAtomic July 6, 2021 at 11:22 am #

      No

      The future is Liberia.

      How’s that worked out for the planet?

  57. Yohannon July 6, 2021 at 11:02 am #

    https://threepercenternation.com/2021/07/04/was-ashli-babbitts-shooter-accidentally-revealed/

    The Somali cop who killed the Australian Yoga Instructor who had called them, just walked off the job and no one asked him anything for nine months. That’s how invested they are in imaginary Black competence and impeccability.

    His Black American partner wasn’t pleased with him having felt the bullet miss his nose by millimeters.

    • malthuss July 6, 2021 at 11:33 am #

      Oh, Is this is Minnesota? Or was that another afro cop who killed a YT gal?

      • Q. Shtik July 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm #

        who killed a YT gal? – malth

        =========

        Remind me again, what does YT mean? I’ve forgotten.

        • stelmosfire July 6, 2021 at 2:45 pm #

          YT= Whitey

          • Amman July 7, 2021 at 5:11 am #

            Watch your spelling. (Forewarned is forearmed.)

      • Yohannon July 6, 2021 at 2:47 pm #

        Yeah, Minneapolis. She was a nice middle aged girl engaged to be married.

  58. malthuss July 6, 2021 at 11:37 am #

    “What flavor ice-cream will “Joe Biden” be ordering on Halloween?”

    Jim, the way Joe Biden has been speaking publicly in a very bizarre, demented way, there is a shot a nurse will be feeding him ice cream in the rest home– whatever that flavor of the week may be!

    walnut
    pizza
    ice cream
    hot dog

    terms RECOGNIZED BY the FBI that r used by pedos when communicating among themselves.

    Pedophile Code Words Found in Podesta E-Mails (Warning …
    Search domain truthearth.orghttps://truthearth.org/2016/11/07/pedophile-code-words-found-in-podesta-e-mails-warning-very-disturbing/
    Pedophile Code Words Found in Podesta E-Mails (Warning: Very Disturbing) PizzaGate flier to print and pass out! Before reading on I just want to share some personal thoughts about this whole thing. This is the part of the apocalypse (unveiling) that we have been waiting for. It is not pretty, it is very disturbing.
    The symbols pedophiles use to signal their sexual …
    Search domain dailymail.co.ukhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3560069/The-symbols-pedophiles-use-signal-sordid-sexual-preferences-social-media.html
    Finally, there is the Childlove Online Media Activism logo, which pedophiles use as a symbol to promote their ’cause’: that sexual relationships between adults and minors should be decriminalized.

    • malthuss July 6, 2021 at 11:38 am #

      hot dogs brought to White House by Obama.

      Hot dog stand n obama, in Hawaii.

      etc

      • Yohannon July 6, 2021 at 2:55 pm #

        Biden loves ice cream. What does that stand for?

        • malthuss July 6, 2021 at 3:14 pm #

          Could you link that FBI document explaining pedo-slang …

          The only sourcing for the slang terms was an anonymous 4chan post. “hotdog” = boy “pizza” = girl “cheese” = little girl “pasta” = little boy “ice cream” = male prostitute “walnut” = person of colour “map” = semen “sauce” = orgy