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The Last Days of “Joe Biden”

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It’s like our country is trapped on one of those swirling carnival rides beloved of the county fairs… only, the felonious mutt who runs the ride has nodded off in a fentanyl delirium with the motor running at maximum speed… and the children-of-all-ages locked in the pods of this infernal machine shriek and vomit with each sickening rotation… as the half-century-old swing arms groan and wobble from metal fatigue on their squealing pivots… and suddenly comes a deafening crunch of gnashed gears, the smell of burning oil, and the pathetic whimpering of the nearly dead.

That’s us. Some terrible midsummer accident-of-state has befallen the USA Carnival, and most are too dazed to know it. Whose idea was it to send the wind-up doll president called “Joe Biden” to Saudi Arabia? I can just imagine what went on in the chamber in private with “JB” and MBS (Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman), virtual autocrat of the oil-soaked desert land. The American visitor muttered something about wanting an ice-cream cone before dropping into a catatonic thousand-yard stare.

How does this thing work?” MBS asks his chief vizier, the foreign minister (in Arabic, of course), gesticulating disdainfully at the ghostly figure sunk in the plush camel-hair armchair yards away. “Joe Biden” sits motionless. Someone has forgotten to rewind him, some “aide” who carries the president’s Adderall. Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud tells the boss, “We’ll make up some camel-dung for release to CNN and friends. They’ll fall for anything.”

It’s like a crime scene where the forensic experts have entered. The Saudi leader and his entourage only hang around the room for three minutes until the US State Department shoots enough photos to prove that “JB” was there and not stuffed in the basement of his Delaware beach house for the weekend, as usual. The American news media gets briefed: Saudi Arabia graciously agrees to bump up its oil production somewhere in the 2025-2027 time-frame — a triumph for US diplomacy, the networks are informed. Air Force One wings home through clouds of despair. The White House team members spend the flight updating their resumés.

I think we have witnessed “Joe Biden’s” final appearance at any world-stage event. He can do no more for the Party of Chaos. It has done what it can to wreck the joint with him as the pretend head-of-state. The Ukraine gambit is a bust, a foolish miscalculation that was obvious from the start. All it accomplished was to reveal the pitiful dependence of our European allies on Russian oil and gas, leaving their economies good and truly scuppered without it. The Russians end up with control of the Black Sea and probably the Ukraine bread-basket as well. So, now, Europe will starve and freeze.

Did they really want to commit suicide like that? Do the populations of Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the rest just aim to roll into oblivion? Probably not. Rather, we are entering the season of upended governments. The Schwabenklausian stooges implanted everywhere will be overthrown, NATO and the Euro Union will dissolve in impotent ignominy, and the various countries involved will have to renegotiate their destinies, forgoing US advice and coercion. They might even become adversaries of the USA, not allies. Did you forget we fought two wars against Germany not so long ago? And all those countries have been fighting each other since the Bronze Age, too.

History never stops reminding us what a prankster it is. A strange and terrible inversion has occurred in this Fourth Turning. Somehow, Mr. Putin’s Russia is left to represent what remains of international rule-of-law while the western democracies sink deeper into a morass of deranged despotism. Anyway, they are too busy conducting war against their own people to even pretend to assist their Ukrainian proxies. “Joe Biden” crammed nearly $60-billion into the Ukraine money laundering machine since February, which will just spew hallucinated capital back out into increasingly disordered financial markets. Look: the indexes are up world-wide this morning. Why? Because global business is so good? I don’t think so.

Moving toward autumn, what we have to look forward to is the blatant desperation of the claque behind “Joe Biden.” Their propaganda machine is going all-out on climate change and renewed Covid hysteria. There are always heat-waves in midsummer. CNN acts shocked that it’s over 100-degrees in Texas. Really? Never seen that before? Meanwhile, behind the news about emerging Omicron sub-variants, the vaccine injuries and deaths mount and the CDC pretends not to notice. They are just lying as usual. You’re used to it. You pretend it’s to be expected. You’ve forgotten that it wasn’t always so. Soon, it will matter.

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  1. malthuss July 18, 2022 at 9:59 am #

    some things I want to share that I found,

    Canada will not be an easy place to live in the future. We have cold winters and now hotter then ever summers which have been causing terrible forest fires. We have even had towns burn down to the ground. We have short growing seasons and food is scarce and has to be shipped in to most of the country. Housing is outrageously expensive and there is no right to live on government Crown land.

    A N D
    People don’t just land on this shore and magically become Ben Franklin
    Mexico and Central American countries are, in fact, emptying their jails and mental institutions on our shores. This, as much as votes, is why the invasion is being financed by Soros, Steyer, Bloomberg, and the rest of the billionaires; and, promoted by the DNC.

    This explains why these criminals and psychopaths are flown or bused in the dark of night to rural or suburban America where these Hispanics are now committing all these murders and rapes.

    By any other name it’s still warfare against white / black / got here legally America, which also explains why the Republicans’ response on behalf of other, faux conservative billionaires always amounts to assent by handwringing and crocodile tears.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 10:10 am #

      Republican response: “Look! We overturned Roe versus Wade!”

      • elysianfield July 18, 2022 at 11:04 am #

        Beryl,
        Rowe vs. Wade…the illegals got to cross the Rio Grande somehow, one way or the other…..

        • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 11:15 am #

          True.

        • workingclasshero July 18, 2022 at 11:36 am #

          More immigrant Catholics who don’t get that many abortions or use birth control regularly and may possibly vote Republican around 40% of the time. Many so-called Conservatives secretly love this along with the chamber of commerce and real estate/construction industry. More cheap labor and municipal and state taxes.

          • abbybwood July 18, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

            Vote schmote.

            Has anyone seen all the evidence of how the bulk of US voting machines are so easily hackable? Most foolishly plug in to the Internet to send vote totals (ha!) up the chain where the results are easily hacked. All the machines are privately owned with zero accountability to Congress. All their source codes are proprietary.

            The real revolution in the United States will be a return to all paper ballots filled in by the voter and signed. They will ALL have to be counted in each precinct with scores of locals standing around the tables observing the counts.

            By the time we will be lucky enough to see this change I suppose those totals will have to be pony expressed up to the next level.

            Until then I will never trust another election in the U.S.

          • TPTB-USA July 18, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

            The vote count was clean! Nothing to see! Move along.

            Dominion Voting shares office with far-left George Soros linked group

          • zenfugue July 18, 2022 at 6:17 pm #

            Mark Twain had the last word on this quite a while ago…

            ‘If voting mattered, they wouldn’t let us do it.’

    • thirdcoastlegend July 18, 2022 at 10:19 am #

      The camp of the saints is falling…

      • jgalt July 19, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

        Had almost forgotten about that book written by a French author, who predicted the invasion of Europe by hordes arriving by boat on their Mediterranean shore, although they originally came from India. He was criticized by the political classes for being a racist and xenophobic, and basically harassed without mercy. Around the same time, Ayn Rand wrote “Atlas Shrugged”, which likewise tried to warn the West, especially America, of the coming assault from the left of our culture and ideals, and again, the political classes attacked her with fury. Now, both have been proven correct, and the West seems to be in a death spiral that only the left applauds.

    • DyersEve July 18, 2022 at 10:32 am #

      so Trump right again – we’re not getting their best and brightest ??? /sarc

    • chopper July 18, 2022 at 10:53 am #

      Here in upstate NY we also should prepare for reduced services from local governments, particularly in rural areas where our few votes are of little consequence to state politicians.

      As tax $$ dry up, local roads will become subject to a new set of priorities, determining which roads get serviced as well as how often.

      Here in the Helderburgs farmers built the first roads before local governments were formed. We may need to assume at least some winter maintenance once again. Rural Canada will share that new burden as well.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 11:02 am #

        If I lived up there, I’d think I’d stay up there after a storm until everything melted again.

        Helderburgs- the site of the Anti-rent Wars.

      • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 9:15 pm #

        Here in the Great Lake State, we’re tearing up our paved roads (can’t afford to maintain them) and replacing them with gravel (“gravel” the size of your fists in some cases).

        Last summer, I came across a Jeep Cherokee full of teens on their way to the local inland lake, sitting on the side of the road with a flat tire. Well, I always carry a can – or two – of Fix-a-Flat, so I pulled over to help. Watched the Fix-a-Flat spewin’ out of a fist-sized hole in the tread. “Been down Stevenson Road, haven’t ya?”, I asked. Sure enough. “You need a new tire.”

        Same thing happened to me the previous year – without the Good Samaritan intervention – led directly to the death of my 3rd iPhone, as well as my boycotting of the local Ford dealer.

        Me: “Got a jack?”

        Ford Dealer: “We’ll sell ya 4 brand new tires for $900.”

        Me: “You fucksticks will never sell me anything again.” (Of course I was too polite to say that – but I thought it real loud.)

      • Uncle Bob July 18, 2022 at 9:26 pm #

        Towns in the Southern Tier are too busy building rotaries to actually fix the pothole-infested roads. Why help the public and business, when you can create impediments to travel? Sort of like state and national government writ small, I suppose.

    • Anon1970 July 18, 2022 at 11:05 am #

      In Chicago, most of the victims and known perps are black according to data reported by heyjackass.com. But don’t let facts get in your way.

    • JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 11:48 am #

      In the Deep State,

      Dem = GOP where acquisition of power is concerned.

      For example, which party promotes the big corporations?

      Both! What philosophy does the big MSM, social media and Big Tech follow? Hint: it is not conservative.

      • EdD July 18, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

        True, it’s not conservative, but neither is the GOP. MSM devotion to the DNC is just an attempt to keep up the subterfuge that there is an opposition party.

    • SpeedyBB July 18, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

      Well malthuss, I’m a “Landed Immigrant” (unless they’ve stripped me of it in the meantime) but I guess my dreams of retiring pleasantly in the Kootenays have been permanently canceled as I shall never take the mRNA needle, and that’s that.

      I’ve been called a “plague rat” (although I have in fact submitted to the Sinovac shots) and I retaliate by reminding my accusers that they are “lab rats”.

      Mobility appears to be quickly tightening up, on many fronts. The disappearance of the airlines, or cheap jet travel anyway, will be the canary in the coal mines.

    • Warren July 18, 2022 at 7:25 pm #

      My Dad’s family is from PEI, I’ve spent summers there and enjoyed the time spent there.
      I doubt I’ll ever have the opportunity to visit again.
      I’m not going to get injected just to visit.
      And it appears that while it’s still up in the air if the US will become a totalitarian Marxist country. Although it’s possible. Canada has gone that route. I suppose that they will still hold elections up there, but they will be even more for show than ours.

      The US is Russia in 1917, Canada is USSR in 1927.

      • happiface July 20, 2022 at 11:44 am #

        yup ==been to nazi canada at least 80 to 100 times over the years–will never go there again,no way..sucks big time

        • islander800 July 21, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

          Well make up your minds, guys – is it Marxist or Nazi? Can’t be both. You guys are a hoot! All political talk yet comprehension of political concepts is non-existent.

          I come to read Jjm’s latest deranged rants occasionally (“Somehow, Mr. Putin’s Russia is left to represent what remains of international rule-of-law while the western democracies sink deeper into a morass of deranged despotism.” Had a good chuckle over that one, Jim!). But it’s the comments that really make me laugh.

          • Mike G July 28, 2022 at 4:22 am #

            FJB

    • hortonz July 21, 2022 at 9:19 pm #

      Most of the Mexicans and Central Americans who live in southwestern Ontario, between Windsor and Toronto, come over as migrant farm workers to work on the fields and in the greenhouses to do jobs that Canadians can’t or won’t do in conditions that no Canadian would tolerate. When COVID hit and the farmers out here in Essex, Lambton, and Middlesex counties couldn’t find locals to fill the positions occupied by the migrants, the Canadian government had to make an exemption to its’ closed border policy and let them in anyway even if it meant though the migrants had the highest risk of contracting coronavirus. It was either that or let the crops rot in the damn fields . You think most Canadians or Americans would toil in the fields all day from sunrise to sunset under a blazing sun for minimum wage? Who do you think risks life and limb to put food on the table of Canadians? Back in the 90’s the government of Ontario created a program to let people who were on welfare do the jobs of imported migrant labour. You know how well that turned out? The welfare recipients were all fired for insubordination or quit because the jobs were too difficult and the farmers ended up brining in migrant labour to finish the harvest. I’ve never seen a Mexican or Central American panhandling on the streets of Windsor, London or Hamilton, but I’ve seen plenty of my fellow Canadians doing it, so get your facts in order before you post on this blog.

  2. lizharmon July 18, 2022 at 9:59 am #

    Gotta believe if they had someone to replace him he’d be gone already. The Dems are a joke. It’s a shame the Reps are, too.

    • malthuss July 18, 2022 at 10:03 am #

      not a joke, dangerous. look at gas prices post Mr Trump.

    • BackRowHeckler July 18, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      Dems appear to be looking for a way to engineer Gov. Newsom’s placement into the Presidency.

      • thirdcoastlegend July 18, 2022 at 10:20 am #

        Newsom is a caricature of Mephistopheles brought to life.

      • Islander July 18, 2022 at 10:24 am #

        Yeah, they do.

        Nancy Pelosi’s nephew.

        First they have to maneuver Harris out of the way.

        Newsom and Harris are sworn enemies within the California political universe.

        Where did I read/hear it?

        Can’t recall. Maybe in the Alexander Mercouris conversation with Robert Barnes.

        • SW July 18, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

          Newsome will be the candidate — I’ll bet on it. Harris will announce “she’s going to spend more time with her family” and fade away. There’s already some ads in Florida of all places about Hair Gel Newsome.

          • TPTB-USA July 18, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

            If Newsome gets in, Boudin and Gascon will be right there with him.

          • cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

            If Newsome is elected, we will have the biggest gay parade down Pennsylvania Ave. that we have ever seem. The White House will be painted in a rainbow of colors, and every perversion known to mankind will become tolerated, accepted, and supported at the highest levels of our government.

            How far can this all go? I don’t think we’ve seen anything yet.

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm #

            No candidate. No “election”.

            Hildebeast – our last “President”.

    • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

      Apparently they want to prop him up until he’s been in 2 years. That way his replacement can run for office 2 more times.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

        Also want to make sure they have gotten maximum use out of him as someone to blame for the damage they’ve wrought.

      • Warren July 18, 2022 at 7:26 pm #

        Maybe, but it’s going to be a close call

      • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 9:20 pm #

        Do you think we will have “elections” in 2024 and 2028? I don’t.

    • meglet44 July 18, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

      They might have a winning duo in Manchin / Gabbard but The Squad et al hate them so much it’ll never happen.

      • liber8tor July 19, 2022 at 5:26 am #

        The twitter faithful are already pushing for Gabbard, a graduate of Klaus Schwab’s Young Global Leaders school.

        Tulsi claims she’s “seen the light” and is no longer friends with Klaus, or her classmates Trudeau and Dan Crenshaw of Texas.

    • FGB3 July 18, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

      The sooner that people realize this is deadly serious, the sooner we can begin to figure out how to remedy the situation.

  3. malthuss July 18, 2022 at 10:00 am #

    Canada, also price and availability of fertilizers and gas factor into
    Q O L.

  4. Disaffected July 18, 2022 at 10:07 am #

    Great laugh out loud passages today regarding “the Joe Biden” and his gang of merry pranksters (could there be LSD involved here as well?). The House of Saud must be wondering how they ever became associated with such a clown empire. Even the Soviet collapse in the late 80’s – early nineties proceeded with a modicum of decorum. The US now needs a laugh track for any news coming out of DC. Putin-Shoigu 2024!

    • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 10:11 am #

      Taking enough pictures to prove he was there. That was good.

      • SW July 18, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

        And announcing he asked the Saudi prince about the murder of Kashogi. I doubt that very much and the pictures I’ve seen, Biden looks tired and confused and the Saudis look ready for him to get back on the plane and leave.

        • Q. Shtik July 18, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

          I thought the fist bump instead of a handshake was an interesting nuance to the proceedings.

          • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

            Yeah, another inconsequential thing for the press to natter on about.
            Squirrel!

          • cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

            Biden is accustomed to erroneously shaking hands with ghosts. Planting a fist bump allowed him the assurance that someone would actually be there to receive it.

        • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

          I find it bizarre that the media thought that the most important issue to press Biden about was the “death” of Khassoggi.
          Corpus delicti applies here, imo, but even if he really died (chopped up alive with a bonesaw while the surgeon wore headphones and listened to music, parts carried home in suitcases, No, killed immediately and dumped in the well, No, killed and then buried in the garden, No, killed and then dissolved in a vat of acid…….Whatever….just “report it” and the plebes will believe one of the stories and defend it indignantly when questioned) there is absolutely no proof that MSB had anything to do with the alleged death. No matter, “report it” and then pretend, even 4 years later, that it is the Top Story of All Time.
          A better question would have been to ask them how the Saudis can increase production when they’ve been pumping sea water into the wells for years and are now buying oil from Russia.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

            Who was going to tell Joe to ask that? His energy secretary?

          • SpeedyBB July 18, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

            PaulaD – lying about the reserves: there’s the titanic scandal. It’s not just the Sandi Arabs. Didn’t a brace of multinational oilie execs go to jail a couple of years ago for falsely reporting on reserves?

            At that time there were murmurs about what’s really left in those Saudi wells. Talk about the Empty Quarter.

          • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

            Damn straight BB.
            Remember when they were going to take Aramco public?
            I don’t think that worked out so well for them because the general public might be convinced that the Earth has a creamy nugget oil center but oil company investors aren’t that stupid.
            Saudi Arabia, like Texas and California before it, has played out of the easy stuff.
            You can throw good money after bad only if the government is picking up the tab and you are skimming off the top. Otherwise, forgetaboutit

          • Islander July 18, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

            A better question might be, Can the Saudis or anyone else do the same to Klaus Schwab?

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 9:29 pm #

            “I find it bizarre that the media thought that the most important issue to press Biden about was the “death” of Khassoggi.”

            The Dem faithful eat that shit up. “Jo-Jo, he ain’t afraid of nobody!” “Spreadin’ democracy man, 24/7!” “Fuck you Russia!”

            Seems to me, most of you Clusterfuckers don’t have hard-core, commie, TruBlu, Demoncrap Party, Kool-Aid junkies among your friends and family. How I envy you…

          • Mike G July 20, 2022 at 2:06 am #

            Blackbird

            I agree, the dem supporters are completely delusional and almost always constantly stoned. The idea that ingesting dope has a benefit, it is only to pacify the sheep into getting sheared. The legalization of pot was an ingenious step by the criminal political class. Keep the sheep stoned and stupefied they will follow any current thing.

          • Blackbird July 20, 2022 at 6:52 pm #

            Mike G, I don’t completely agree with your statement on cannabis use. For me, it was an eye-opener – like the sunglasses in They Live. I started seeing connections – particularly in media and politics – that I’d never seen before, and started questioning everything. And I’m not the only one. I’ve known several professionals in business and science who keep their minds supple with cannabis use.

            On the other hand, I’ve known too many stoners who have never opened their minds – not even a crack to let in a little light and fresh air. But that’s their fault, not the weed.

            You want stupid? Fill anybody – anybody – full of alcohol and watch them devolve toward a puddle of protoplasm.

  5. Walter B July 18, 2022 at 10:07 am #

    Yes soon indeed Jim. There may be hope out there somewhere along with its best buddy, Truth but I am not going to hold my breath waiting for either of them to show up anytime soon. Its a good thing that I was indoctrinated in the ability to keep on keeping on and even fighting when those two allies do not show up, even ever.

    Without any leadership of power to fight back against those steering the shit, sorry, I mean ship of state around the iceberg and a boatload of passengers that are busy being tattooed and body pierced which what little cash they have left after losing their homes and Teslas, they are noy going to even notice or care 2h3n they are slammed into the bulkhead upon impact.

    Keep up the great work James and be good. I feel certain that you abide in a place that with get along just fine when the world is made by hand.

    • Walter B July 18, 2022 at 10:10 am #

      Thats right, I put those spelling errors in on purpose to show I am only human. Damn tiny laptop keys.

      • Alzaebo July 18, 2022 at 11:07 am #

        I got a question for the Canadians.

        You know those little tiny buttons on a cell phone, and now, a smartphone screen?

        Well…how do you hit the right button with those big giant mittens on?

      • happiface July 18, 2022 at 11:16 am #

        good one walt–i usaually say my speel checker does not know how to speel

  6. RaymondR July 18, 2022 at 10:11 am #

    Watching the commentary on JB’s visit to the Kingdom, one of the networks brought out old Bernie Sanders to get his take. I then had an amusing “what if” moment; what if the Dems had nominated Bernie for president and managed to get him elected. Surely that old Jew would know how to handle those pesky Arabs. It would have been entertaining, to the least.

    Racial stereotypes aside, that almost any of the potential candidates could have done a better job than Old Joe speaks volumes about the incompetence of America’s so called elite.

    • JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

      Exactly, Raymond.

      In our system, a bunch of guys/gals start competing with each other for power positions.

      They go after money from big money people then use it to buy votes.

      The winners rise to the top with aplomb and perseverance.

      Think Trump in 2026. He first beat the GOP dynasties then the Dem. Dynasty to get elected.

      The two party dynasties comprise a big chunk of the elected Deep State. Trump beat both sides and the Deep State declared war on him. The rest is history.

      I guess my point is that the winners beat out a bunch of folks because the PEOPLE elect them. The people, with the quality of people rising to the top, vote for the “lesser evil”. We need a brilliant superstar badly right now. I do not see any in the hierarchies of both sides. Trump was the businessman that folks wanted but his political acumen did not keep up with his enemies. Hard to do much with 90% of the Deep State against you. We need both. Examples, Washington, Lincoln, Both Roosevelts, there are not many.

      Our politicos are the result, the reflection of us!

      Scary isn’t it.

      Until the Uniparty succeeds.

    • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

      He’s an ideologue who said we shouldn’t have gone there at all because they’re terrible people (true of course). Is that dealing with them? Besides being an old fashioned Communist, I assume he buys into the Green Energy scam as well.

    • FGB3 July 18, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

      What if they are not incompetent? That’s is more frightening don’t you think?

      • Bobby E July 19, 2022 at 6:51 pm #

        That’s the crux of it all. They are not incompetent. What they are doing is specific, thought out and deliberate. Like they say about intended oddities in software, it’s not a bug it’s a feature. The Squatter in Chief is their incompetent bumbling face. But his handlers (owners) are not incompetent or bumbling.

  7. izzy July 18, 2022 at 10:12 am #

    The operative question now is how soon is “soon”?

    • DyersEve July 18, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      Soon

      • JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

        I think we may have heard how soon.

        2027. The ultimate supplier of oil just told us that they will raise production until 2027. Then they are at Peak Oil. That means that supply will flatten with the subsequent rise in cost.

        Happy Motoring and the rest of the US structure will accelerate its decline then.

        Soon!

        • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

          By 2025. Not now, in 3 years when they magically find more oil.
          They already hit peak oil, it is clear.

  8. Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 10:12 am #

    Nice piece. I especially liked that there were sufficient adjectives to really paint the picture of what’s going on.

  9. docmartin July 18, 2022 at 10:15 am #

    Awaiting the mass shooting du jour.

    • malthuss July 18, 2022 at 10:16 am #

      du jour? false flag mania.

    • Walter B July 18, 2022 at 10:17 am #

      Let’s hope that it takes places between the members of the House and the Senate!

    • cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 10:19 am #

      Indeed, we are certainly due for another one. It has been at least a week!

      • Alzaebo July 18, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

        Yesterday, Indiana mall

      • Warren July 18, 2022 at 7:28 pm #

        They tried, but it wasn’t in a gun free zone, so the perp was capped after killing three.
        The FBI is slipping

        • Walter B July 18, 2022 at 10:58 pm #

          Sorry but the FBI (Fucking Brainless Idiots) are far better at killing each other than they are at addressing the criminal problems, as they proved here in New Jersey in January 2915 in Readington.

          Jim Comey is the poster child for federal corruption, and even in the days of Al Capone and Elliot Ness, their leadership was more concerned with what heels they were going to wear with their Mumu’s than about how to address the issue of organized crime (which J Edgar insisted did not exist). The agency should be disbanded immediately or reassigned to matters of gender identity.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 10:34 am #

      I read somewhere that there were over three hundred officers standing around at the scene.

      Than cannot be right. I cannot comprehend that.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 11:38 am #

        Uvalde, the last mass shooting. Unless there was another. I forget.

        • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

          That one didn’t go well enough. The plebes were pissed about the cops instead of the gun.
          So then they did the one at the 4th of July parade.

    • Sean Coleman July 18, 2022 at 4:21 pm #

      A young woman MP, left winger and supporter of the eU, was shot by a late middle aged right wing extremist just before the ‘Brexit’ vote a few years back. It was a potential disaster for those who wanted Britain to leave Europe and I was afraid it would swing the vote in favour of the Stay camp. I have not looked into it, and proably never will, but i have heard claims that it was a set-up. I can quite believe it, especially in teh oight of what is happening in America.

  10. neurodoc July 18, 2022 at 10:16 am #

    JHK: I hope you are correct about the overthrow of the WEF nazis; they truly are the our worst enemy. Some of their plans from ‘AI simulations’ were apparently recently leaked out (and reported several days ago on
    theBurningplatform.com). and they supposedly plan to take the property of all with net worth under $10million, and designate them as commons; over 10mil are the ‘sovereigns.’ (Sovereigns keep their money and can trade markets and own things privately.) Commons will receive $1000 per month and rent homes and cars. There will be ‘fines’ for bad behavior and credits for ‘good’ behavior (max of $1500 in commons’ back accounts). Back to the fucking middle ages!!! Again, i hope you are correct in your prediction about their and their minions demise.

    • malthuss July 18, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      is the real plan to kill most people? and when?

      what are the planes spraying on us?

      AI? alien invasions ?

    • neurodoc July 18, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      Also, in the WEF plan, everyone will continue working in their field. Good luck with that for $1K per month.

      • thirdcoastlegend July 18, 2022 at 10:24 am #

        The WEF plan will guarantee a collective Western workforce that makes the Chinese lay-flats and Japanese hikkomori look like hard-charging Gordon Gekkos.

        • JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

          Remember the high tech solution to the obsolescence of the middle class with AI.

          UBI, the free ride.

          Andrew Yang is still out there somewhere.

          Modern monetary policy says just run the presses to print money as needed. Biden’s crowd believes this. The government is the “bank” that taxes the rich ( there won’t be any) and distributes the “capital” to the rest of society.

          Think about that for a second, the ludicrousness is so apparent. Money with no labor backup.

          • JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

            Even USSR communism was not this stupid.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

            Andrew Yang is such a puzzle. He starts to have a good idea every once in a while, then he quickly suppresses it.

          • thirdcoastlegend July 18, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

            They’re lying about AI too.

            What they pass off as AI is largely algos being brute forced by our extremely cheap and powerful modern computing hardware.

          • justanotherguy July 18, 2022 at 9:10 pm #

            we pretend to work and they pretend to pay us.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 10:40 am #

        I can remember when we learned about communism in high school, our teacher said that one of the defects in such a system was it engendered goldbricking.

        That’s a word you don’t hear much anymore, but I did hear it growing up, but I never knew what it meant until my teacher told us.

        • Lyndy33 July 18, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

          goldbricking: to shirk duty or responsibility.

          • JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

            AKA

            The gimme state.

        • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

          We pretend to work. They pretend to pay us.

          Wait – I thought they were at least going to let us be physical vegetables while living heroically in the Metaverse. Fuck this shit. I’m out!

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

            I thought they were gonna take us down with virtual reality – the really good stuff. Tune in, turn on, check out.

            I guess they are lazy. Mega-Rich fucks usually are…

            Take a few of them with ya when you go Jars!

        • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

          And yet when the USSR was destroyed (even though the people had voted overwhelmingly to preserve it) Russians kept working, even though the system the US put in was corrupt and the state didn’t pay them.
          People that went to Russia during the 90s were amazed that there was still a subway system and running water and other things that require labor.
          The workers had a sense of social responsibility unimaginable to an American. I’m guessing that is why they managed to recover from that horrible decade, when so many millions of them died.
          Russia is back, baby, and Americans can’t understand that either.
          “But they’re just a big gas station with an army”.
          Yep, and that gas station with an army is kicking the butt out of NATO in Ukraine, and Europe is now finding out how important gas is, and oh, it turns out that Russia is self sufficient in food and commodities, and is unwilling to turn their country over to US vultures again.
          Ooops.

          • KesaAnna July 18, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

            Lol ,

            Yesterday you said something that royally fucking pissed me off.

            But now I can’t remember what it was.

            I’m not Russian, not even a little bit.

            But thanks for the sorta – compliment anyway.

          • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

            Such is the life of man, Kesa. A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

            Your idea and rage were so real to you at that moment. Now you can’t even remember what is was about! Are we real at all as we are now? Surely immortality as we are now would be the greatest of all punishments.

          • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 4:29 pm #

            Corn vs wheat tortillas?
            I stand by my statement.

        • Sean Coleman July 18, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

          We were told Communism was a wonderful idea in theory but unworkable. I never believed it and I was right. Later, doing A level history, the idea was that Lenin was good but Stalin was bad. I did believe that one and I was wrong. I used to join in the laughter over Hitler’s rage against ‘Bolsheivk Jews’. I did not have a clue. there is an interesting man on YouTube called Didymus Symydid (a palindrom). He has not osted anything in several months but i have listened to a couple of his videos twice or more, incouding somem excellent ones about Carroll Quigley. Anyway, Didymus said that in a right world he would be a middle-ranking bureaucrat whose job would be to persecute Communists. I hope he gets his wish.

      • Night Owl July 18, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

        Good luck getting that 1K per month.

        The part you leave out is the most obvious: When the digital panopticon is up and running, people like us won’t be receiving it, unless we have a change of heart and begin injecting ourselves with poison or allowing access to every last zone of our medical, banking, social media, and other records.

        The one thing that stops all of this is the rejection of the digital pass and digital currency.

        Sadly, even on CFN, it seems to have taken forever to get through. Most people I talk to in real life aren’t even aware of the most basic elements of what is going on right now.

        • Sean Coleman July 18, 2022 at 4:40 pm #

          I know nobody in real life who gets it, or even has the faintest ide although a first cousin of mine married in Donegal does, apparently. We have had two days hot weather and the telly is full of global warming. I told my wife they were f—ing bastards and never to belive a word but she thinks I am being led astray by the internet.

          You cannot discuss history with anyone because nobody knows two facts to rub toether. It is impossible to discuss anyting important because it goes right over their heads. If they nod their heads it means they are waiting for you to shut up.

          • neurodoc July 18, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

            Try discussing history with a recent college grad millennial and friends. They have no idea what they don’t know, but think they are experts on history. To them, history = white men abused brown, yellow, and black men; white men owned slaves and abused black women, white men – bad. Non white people built great civilizations that white men attacked and destroyed (no idea where this one came from). This is the next gen in power. No kidding.

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 9:46 pm #

            The only folks I know that get it are uneducated, redneck, potheads. Makes sense to me…

      • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 9:35 pm #

        Your “field” will be opium poppies or cannabis.

    • BackRowHeckler July 18, 2022 at 10:23 am #

      That plan is playing out to a certain extent in the Netherlands as we are seeing at the moment. It looks like ‘Enforcing Climate Mandates’ will be the main tool the WEF will employ to disposses ‘The Commons.’

      • SW July 18, 2022 at 10:45 am #

        @BRH — you are absolutely right. The stage has been being set for years now and the land grab of the farmers in Holland is an opening salvo. Northern Europeans (think : Greta) are true believers in the horrors of climate change and impending doom if we don’t take drastic measures immediately.

        After watching the manipulation of international populations and the willingness of our so-called leaders to punish those who didn’t fall in line (or had the temerity to even asked a question) I think the future will be something like they’re setting up in China with a social- credit system. Our best hope is the basic incompetence, corruption and laziness of those in charge.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 11:18 am #

          Something all this has taught me- farmers and truckers as a group are not as stupid as the rest of the population.

          • SW July 18, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

            They have to deal with reality everyday and not base their lives on “theories.” And too, have learned about helping each other out and making a community. Even farmers who aren’t threatened are turning out in solidarity with those who are.

            Trucking is a way of life too, not just a job. Truedolt found that out.

          • Mike G July 20, 2022 at 2:30 am #

            It is amazing how people who actually do something are intelligent, while those that shuffle paper and layabout just follow the current thing.

      • Night Owl July 18, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

        No, it is just one element. The financial crash will be far worse, and will be the main tool for bringing in digital cash and the associated ID system.

        • Sean Coleman July 18, 2022 at 4:46 pm #

          Will they use food shortages to trigger it or will the go for a famine? They won’t need a famine in Ireland because they won’t even need food shortages. People will just take it. But they might do the famine just for ht eun o f it. Thirty years ago Desmond Fennell had a ‘brief visio’ \I mean it only came to a small paragraph in his newspaper column\) of Ireland as an empty island, a playground for the rich Euro elite.

          I think he saw emigration as the route to that but starvation would make it permanent, like drenching the earth with weed killer. My own vision over the past year is as a dowry for a Jewish princess.

    • Walter B July 18, 2022 at 10:32 am #

      So, Klaus’ line about owning nothing is correct, but the being happy about it part is utter crap? What, happy that they let you live? Bullshit, I would rather be killed and elevated to the next level. Looks like going down fighting may be the best option.

      • neurodoc July 18, 2022 at 10:44 am #

        I agree 100%, and I suspect that’s true of many many others. And, I think schwab’s ‘AI’ didn’t take into account that 32% of Americans own guns; and i’ll bet that 15% will readily use them on the wef enforcers. Bloodbath!!!

        • Walter B July 18, 2022 at 11:07 am #

          And in the end, we do not really NEED to have firearms because it is sometimes best to not shoot them but to let ’em burn. As long as we have fire they can be made to pay for their audacity. People need to remember that for centuries when the regular population was ruled over by royalty and their privileged lackeys, regular people were mere entertainment for the ruling elite. Head out for a fun day of hunting the king’s deer, and then passing by a peasant’s hovel, stop by for a little raping and torture/murder just for sport, then laugh your way back to the keep for a drunken orgy. That may not have been the favored day of entertainment for all of the elite, but it certainly was for enough of them to compel the populations to enact protections such as the Magna Carta and the US Constitution. And don’t discount the French Revolution.

          The scumbags of today believe that their technologies will allow them to rule over us all with impunity, but that will only last a short time if it ever is instituted at all. Keep in mind that if we are ever subjugated to the levels that Herr Klausenstein proposes it will be worse than death to remain alive. Maintaining such a mentality frees a person from the fear and inaction of the weak and the feeble. Always fight, never let them see you run!

          • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 11:22 am #

            I remember reading that the aristocrats back in the day were right to fear a peasant uprising, because peasants were incredibly strong and hardened, compared to the idle and inbred upper classes.

            They had to have robust immune systems to survive to adulthood.

            Gee, it’s too bad there isn’t a way to damage the immune systems of the masses, maybe even keep them from reproducing in unmanageably numbers?

          • Walter B July 18, 2022 at 11:25 am #

            Very astute observation Beryl. He Who Hunts Us is clearly pulling out all of the stops.

          • happiface July 18, 2022 at 11:35 am #

            it is so simple,really simple–canada showed a tiny view on how it could work–but the egos of some got involved–no protest or demostrations needed–you become a target if your not in favor–THE TRUCKERS–listent closely–they hold more power than anybody–all they need to do is go home for two months–NO PROTESTS!!! it does not work,the idiots in charge only see it as rebellion if you protest–truckers go home for two monnths–bring the system to its knees–but they need leadership and trump was kinda that but now he has been kneecapped

          • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

            The original Aristocrats are by definition the best fighters. Yes, they decline over time if not challenged and if they don’t allow in new blood.

            The sword must never fall from the hand if one would rule, or stay free.

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 9:52 pm #

            “The original Aristocrats are by definition the best fighters.”

            Fortunately, We the People have machine guns – the great equalizer – especially when you have been too busy caring for yourself and your family and maybe even your community, to practice for the cage fight.

          • jgalt July 19, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

            Agree with everything Walter, except for your position that we “really do not need to have firearms”. Even if best to burn them out, as you post, firearms, and training, are more necessary today than in our historical past. The elites and pols do not respect the working classes, or anyone not like them, or the right to self-defense. Firearms, or guns, is the only answer, but you have to be willing to die rather than submit to their intentions to enslave, which to a free thinker and actor, would be worse than death as you state.

          • Mike G July 20, 2022 at 2:40 am #

            The aristocrats have and will always have The Brute Squad as long as they have control of the coin. Just view past and recent uprisings, who is always there to protect the coin masters.

        • butter56 July 18, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

          20 million AR-15s floating around out there in flyover country. The largest army in the world.

          • Walter B July 18, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

            Certainly not an army for they lack unit cohesion, but indeed they may make for some serious resistance should the dirtbags of power unleash their paycheck & pension slaves to round them up.

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 9:54 pm #

            Molon Labe

      • Night Owl July 18, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

        It is just part of the smiley, caring, and inclusive language that they pepper their messages with.

        Remove those elements, and the truth is staring you in the face.

    • TaxDonkey July 18, 2022 at 11:28 am #

      Neurodoc, My feeling is that a significant number of people are awake and Davos is a almost a household term in the conservative media. Mr. Schwab is like a well known comic book supervillain. The news is nothing but one shocking outrage after another. You can read about the price of eggs doubling and a gazillion chickens culled because of a postive pcr test for bird flu but all the while you can still make yourself an omelet anytime with no problem whatsoever. However, it’s when a critical mass of people really start losing their property and their food security that real civil unrest and actual political upheaval begin in earnest.

      • JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

        I was thinking about the Prophets of Doom with your post.

        One of their points and JHK was one of them, was that what is coming is not related to things we can control, resources, AI, population dominate any attempts to resist what is coming, al, the unrest and politics will not do squat in fixing the social problems.

        Mankind is facing a huge wall, resource limitations, which it cannot climb over.

        • TaxDonkey July 18, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

          Hey John, Totally agree with you. Mother nature’s position is coming into view. In my comment, I was just making the case that the Davos crowd gets composted with the rest of us. Their fantasy of living like the Jetsons with 500,000 chip controlled slaves to wait on them is not going to happen.

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 9:57 pm #

            “Their fantasy of living like the Jetsons with 500,000 chip controlled slaves to wait on them is not going to happen.”

            I think the WEF fantasy will come true – but I hope you are right and I am wrong.

      • SuperDave July 18, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

        Don’t count on people getting unrest-ish over losing property. Look back just a few years and remember that we bailed out banks and millions lost their homes to foreclosure but we could just as easily got the same results by bailing out the home owners without all the foreclosures.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

          They bailed out the banks, but the banks kept the houses.

          • SuperDave July 18, 2022 at 3:04 pm #

            And that there was a huge sign of the EVIL to come.

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 9:58 pm #

            But Obama – he’s so clean and articulate!

      • neurodoc July 18, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

        TD: I think you’re correct. When I read the report on TBP (the link is apparently awaiting moderation), I though of most of my neighbors, who are upper middle class and very comfortable. We can’t even get them organized for a neighborhood watch, despite several breakins this year. BUT, if they were about to loose their nice homes, ASS KICKING would start, even by the most pussified among them, even their wives.

        • justanotherguy July 18, 2022 at 9:34 pm #

          i’m more inclined to believe that most will feel more pressure than anger, pressure like they’ve never experienced before, and they will freeze up, curl up into a ball, go catatonic, go mad with self destructive panic, etc.

          so few people have faith in any guiding star to justify them saying “this far and no more”, or you just crossed the line and flipped the switch.

          like the whole c19 psyop, they’ve been immunized against action.

          • TaxDonkey July 18, 2022 at 9:51 pm #

            It sounds like maybe you live in the city? I don’t think your vision really describes the great American redneck, truly one of the wonderous creations of the American homeland. I don’t think they’re going to peacefully march towards the gas chambers or the gulags or the FEMA camps or the next “vaccination”. I could be wrong of course, no telling how all this is going to play out, but that’s my thought for the evening.

        • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 10:01 pm #

          Don’t expect rich fucks to help.

          • neurodoc July 19, 2022 at 9:23 pm #

            Wait until the WEF fucks are trying to take their beloved homes!!!

    • FGB3 July 18, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

      Maybe the Cabal can get away with that in New York and California – but let them try it in Texas and Florida.

  11. David Webb July 18, 2022 at 10:17 am #

    I keep seeing feeble attempts in the legacy media to gin up hysteria about monkey pox, to no avail. One article pops up and fades away, then a week or two later another one does. I can’t imagine why this new panicdemic isn’t getting any traction.

    • FGB3 July 18, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

      Simple. After you’ve seen one Plannedemic you’ve seen ’em all. Sort of like redwoods.

    • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 10:04 pm #

      Because “monkeypox” is racist, and nobody wants to be racist.

      Relabel it “Honkeypox” (since I think I coined the term, I think I should be able to sell it…) – and watch every BLM flag wavin’ motherfucker line up for the kill shot. (Now that’s a plandemic aimed in the right direction.)

    • TaxDonkey July 18, 2022 at 10:07 pm #

      Saw a meme the other day. I think it said “moneypox” and had Bill Gates breaking out with dollar signs all over his face. Can’t find it on google search for some reason. Anyway, the fact that people are openly mocking this new lab creation is a good sign. You’d think the perfectly made for TV pox pictures would have terrified everyone into getting the new vaccine by now, but apparently that hasn’t happened. They were forced to retreat and have their think tanks come up with a new marketing strategy.

  12. Armenio Pereira July 18, 2022 at 10:18 am #

    In a random universe, chance reigns supreme; in the universe created by The Everlasting Dissatisfaction, God’s will is all there is.

    • Hardrock July 18, 2022 at 11:21 am #

      Throwing something at the wall to see what sticks? OK, I’ll bite. If God’s will exists, nothing is random, right?

      If chance reigns supreme, there is no God, right?

      Everlasting Dissatisfaction sounds a little like Kierkegaard’s Eternal YES/Eternal NO question. Am I right?

      “I love the smell of philosophy in the morning”. Little known outtake of Lt. Col. Kilgore.

      This and more for free.

    • Anthea July 18, 2022 at 10:07 pm #

      “Three hags stir the cauldron of the earth
      And their yellow eyes throw sickly beams to light the path of man
      To his destruction.”

      See, I can string together a bunch of words that sound like they mean something, when I actually pulled this out of my ass.

  13. Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 10:18 am #

    Something I noticed is ramping up- the number of ways non-Trump supporting Republicans (but not NeverTrumpers), have come up with to say “Trump was right” without saying Trump was right.

    Imagine if instead of seizing on the small details in his plans that they thought were wrong, they had backed him and helped him polish his policies.

    But no, they sat on the sidelines and jeered, because they didn’t like his style.

    I’m not going to name names, but they know who they are.

    • Islander July 18, 2022 at 10:28 am #

      Trump’s signature feature that made him unfit to lead was his inability to assemble a good team.

      He thought he could run the USA like his company.

      That was an inexcusable category error.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 10:47 am #

        He also thought he could bring some of the people around to seeing that his way was better for the country.

        He didn’t understand that the Boltons and Bushes and Cheneys of the world did not care what was good for the country.

      • Socrates-Detroit July 18, 2022 at 11:19 am #

        I liked candidate Trump.

        I supported him, and was thrilled when I realized he could win!

        I didn’t hold my breath though.

        Trump recognized (publicly!) many of America’s problems and had many good ideas. He was not “beholden” to lobbyists–he was THE lobbyist, and many politicians, were beholden to him. I think the execrable Clintons even attended his wedding to Melania. But I digress.

        Trump is smart and “honest” (he tells it like it is often, and he conveys the integrity of a used car salesman too–so you know to beware), but he also has a big ego, and many Americans see him as obnoxious.

        He was not one of the “cool kids” (the deep state/establshment/elite/whatever name you choose).

        He seemed surprised the night he won in 2016.

        So the people who run things have doubled down in their quest for world domination: the hyped up this “pandemic”, now we have the war in Ukraine, and who know what is next (I bet some of you have a good idea actually) to keep us off balance.

        Our host seems to think the government in the future will wield less power because it will fall apart.

        I think that the government has, and will retain, a lot of power to make the lives of ordinary people miserable and to subjugate us. I think that if the govt does disintegrate, then we will go back to a form of feudalism, where the people and entities that pull Puppet Biden (and Obama/Bush/Clinton/etc before, maybe even Trump) strings will, again subjugate and enslave the masses.

        The only thing that will stop the downward spiral will God’s intervention.

        Still, CFN is one of the best seats to remind us of what is really happening, and to get perspective.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 11:30 am #

          A lot of America sees New Yorkers in general as obnoxious, but especially New Yorkers from Queens.

          • happiface July 18, 2022 at 11:45 am #

            i do being a socal west coast guy,shake my head when some east coast guy acting like a thug—but learned how to give it right back when i was a young tough guy,without getting into a fight–but i and many of my yacht owning friends know that a guy like trump can get shett done–but the hell with all goooovermint–these clowns got us where we are and sure as hell ain’t going to get us out of it..war is always the end result,always

        • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

          He shilled for the Vax, though almost certainly knowing better. He acts like a scared old man because he is a scared old man.

          • JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

            Yes, he shilled for the vaxx and still does.

            Why? Because the Deep State took the vaxx as an ultimate power weapon, convinced the public that it, the Vaxx was the only solution to the virus that was killing people. Businessmen problem solve, find solutions and execute them.

            He fought Fauci’s BS because it was the only game in town.

            I think Churchill observed that Americans will try every solution until they find one that works. The vaxx is just one example. I notice that there is no option 2 yet.

          • JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

            He bought Fauci’s BS –

          • FGB3 July 18, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

            That was the take that Flynn, Byrne and Powell got from Trump that night in December 2020 – the guy was really flustered. Listening to and taking the abuse dished out by Mark Meadows for instance. The red-headed Irishman in Byrne just about got up and punch Meadows out for talking to the President the way he did.

            So many errors. Surrounding himself with a bunch of Old School CFR creatures. I think Trump was actually, believe it or not, a poor judge of people. And I got the impression from his persona on TV (“You’re fired!”) that he was a tough guy who would fight. He didn’t fight at all. All bluster and no substance.

            So many shortcomings. I believe that most of the people reading this and commenting, actually know more about what Trump should have done than he ever did.

            Anyway, the Cabal resident here in America, is deathly afraid of Ron DeSantis who can eat them for breakfast. Which is why he’ll never be president. In fact, the American Cabal, and their fellows in the International Cabal are not stupid (or foolish) contrary to popular belief.

            They knew they’d get one shot at grabbing power and they took it. Just like in Dallas in 1963 and NYC in 2001. When they act they go all in. There will be no more “free and fair” elections in the United States. They won’t allow that.

          • Redneck Liberal July 18, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

            “I think Churchill observed that Americans will try every solution until they find one that works.

            Not quite, JohnAZ. What Churchill observed was “The United States can always be relied upon to do the right thing — having first exhausted all possible alternatives.”

            This blog has turned into a catastrophizing nexus for all the FUD out there, infecting you weird, ‘conservative’ types. Every possible conspiracy is accepted as ‘obvious, when you think about it’ because the hive mindset that has developed here, is already set up to find any such weird & unlikely things.

          • justanotherguy July 18, 2022 at 10:37 pm #

            save us, save us, oh enlightened liberal redneck! hive mind! we don’t want to be like that! why didn’t you offer us the benefit of your wisdom sooner?

          • benr July 19, 2022 at 10:17 am #

            @rl

            Talk about another case of classic and serious projection from the literal BORG personality.

        • JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

          “Americans see him as obnoxious”

          No, Americans see him as the MSM portrays him. Many editor meeting were held to shape the 24/7 media takedown of Trump. And his family.

          He was an outsider to the political hierarchy of the country. He got the displaced people from the prior administrations, mostly Bush and Obama, to rise up against the Swamp and vote him in in spite of the scumbags.

          People who voted for Biden, to be against Trump, were intellectual dupes of a Media gone haywire.

          We are now paying the price for that.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

            A lot of Americans see people from Queens as obnoxious. Not just Trump.

            What Jesse Jackson said about him quite some time ago remains true:

            ““He is deceptive in that his social style is of such, one can miss his seriousness and his commitment to success, which is beyond argument.”

            Yes, intellectual dupes of a media gone haywire is a good way of putting it. They were happy to have their own ignorance and bigotry validated.

          • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

            Agree, John. Americans think what the media tells them to think and the media tells them they don’t like Trump.
            Plus, there are many people happy to pile onto the underdog, kicking them while they are down as part of a mob.
            Watch the videos of inner city fights and you’ll see it in a smaller version.

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 10:09 pm #

            Beryl,

            Typical Jesse Jackson – if it doesn’t rhyme it doesn’t make sense. If it rhymes – it still doesn’t make sense.

        • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 10:06 pm #

          Trump talked the talk – then jumped in his limo to avoid the walk.

        • Hereward the Woke July 22, 2022 at 7:26 am #

          There’s a theory going round the ether that it’s actually better for America and we patriots that Trump lost. Sure, his econ figures looked good, but the big mess we have now was always going to happen. Why not let Biden and the evil Dems face it instead of Trump? In a sane world (I know, I know), the performance of the Dems right now would ensure political oblivion. Maybe it’s “too Q”, but that’s the theory, anyway.

      • FGB3 July 18, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

        It’s helpful, when trying to determine Trump’s inabilities, to compare him with Governor DeSantis. The governor can focus. And hold that focus. This gives him a massive coherence in his thoughts and actions which are FAR beyond The Donald.

        From the time I first began to watch Trump talk in interviews back in 2019 I noticed his lack of focus. And his lack of prioritization. He rambles all over the place and never really communicates his main points (such as they are).

        By the way, Trump would still be President today if he had simply listened to General Flynn, Patrick Byrne and Ms. Powell that night in December 202, when they finessed their way past the GateKeepers in the White House.

        While Giuliani was in one of his triple Scotch hazes, they had managed to FOCUS and see just where to apply the power of the presidency to over-throw that rigged election.

        In fact the way that Trump bungled the means to deal with the stolen election is/was his signature feature all told. Soros and his Gang should never have gotten away with that fraud. Makes me wonder if Trump is actually “on the up and up”.

        • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 10:11 pm #

          Trump has the lack of focus of a drunk.

          Ironic for someone who supposedly doesn’t drink.

        • Socrates-Detroit July 18, 2022 at 10:38 pm #

          Yes, I like DeSantis–from the relatively little I know about him.

          But DeSantis will be “beholden”, unlike Trump. What is DeSantis view on foreign policy? On trade policy?

          I don’t know, but he is a Republican. Therefore, I’m willing to bet he is probably hawkish (and yes, most Democrats are too).

          Our host says “suburbia is the greatest misallocation of resources”. I say the military-industrial complex is the greatest waste of our lifetimes.

          Eisenhower, who was part of it, tried to warn the US in his last speech as President (note that he leveled when he was leaving and left the turd for JFK, but I digress).

          (I was part of it too–I bought into the line when I was young, though at that time, the USSR was arguably the greater evil than the US government, and as an American, I enjoyed much greater freedom and opportunity than a Soviet citizen in 1980.)

          The massive costs and waste of a huge military require a lot of government spending, more than the politically acceptable (in our “democratic republic” where we still have elections) amount the voters are willing to be taxed.

          Deficit spending is easier with an elastic currency and cheap money. That’s what we’ve got. Our money, the lifeblood of capitalism is a lie.

          Cheap money was the enabler for suburbia. Without easy credit, it would not be so big and (superficially) extravagant. The cities would have been cleaned up in after WW2, and there would be less incentive to leave, or escape.

          So if DeSantis has to show he’s “strong and tough and defense and will stand up against the Kremlin”, please, you can all write him off right now.

          The Donald came out and spoke the TWO big unspoken truths about what ailed America. That’s why I really liked him and supported him.

          1. The “Forever Wars”, trillions to line the pockets of defense contractors (privatized gains) at the expense of the public (socialized losses…), and the fact that while our Imperial Military “defended” Germany and Korea, and the US paid for it, the Germans and Koreans invested in better factories to make goods they could export to the dumb Americans…

          2. “Free trade” was a debacle, where our “allies” had “gotcha” laws to help keep US products out, while our market was wide open, and then we had NAFTA, which Ross Perot correctly predicted, hand over even more US manufacturing to Mexico and Canada.

          Where is DeSantis on those issues? Where is any leading Republican?

          All the leading Republicans are warmongers (whoremongers) obsesses with taking down Russia.

          When a GOP Representative born in the Ukraine comments on the need to audit the aid to the Ukraine, they criticize her behind her back for “causing trouble”.

          So DeSantis has much to prove–to me. Mr. Trump did not have to prove he was the best candidate–by virtue of his logical positions, he was way ahead–but he had to execute. Whether it was because he was stymied (yes), had lousy GOP advisors, who sometimes contradicted him (yes), or had some personal challenges (yes), it’s moot–he didn’t live up to his potential.

          And even so, other than the tax cut for the rich, he was the best President in my lifetime because he did NOT make or create any MAJOR NEW problems in his term or leave any for the next President.

          We are in big trouble in the US, and too large a section of society doesn’t get it, or likes it.

          • Jarek July 19, 2022 at 11:32 am #

            My question as well. If DeSantis is a traditional Republican, he’s a war hawk in hock to the weapon’s lobby – and that simply isn’t viable at this point. It never was. It helped get us to where we are now.

          • Hereward the Woke July 22, 2022 at 7:29 am #

            The point is rather, can ANY GOP prez turn things around? The point about the Deep State is that it is deep.

      • Night Owl July 18, 2022 at 3:19 pm #

        His biggest problem was firing the one guy who would have known what was going on.

  14. Armenio Pereira July 18, 2022 at 10:19 am #

    Ideals are unreal, whereas what’s real is crystal clear.
    Ideals get bloated, and then are botched.
    Stick to the basic needs (breathe, sleep, excrete, self-restraint, eat) and Truth will be close at hand.

    • Anthea July 18, 2022 at 10:19 pm #

      “It’s food is tana leaves (three for life; nine for movement),
      And its breath smells like old girdles.”

      This stringing together of bullshit words is fun! Keep it up.

    • Anthea July 18, 2022 at 10:33 pm #

      In fact, damned if I don’t feel a haiku coming on.

      But instead I will now recite a haiku–not my own composition, but penned by an unsung genius of the contemporary art of haiku. I call it “Winter Morning while Trying to Start the Car,” though haiku don’t have titles:

      “Fucking freezing rain;
      I will punch you in your dick,
      Your cold, icy dick.”

  15. Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 10:30 am #

    Speaking of crime scenes, I’ve just become aware of the work being produced on the atrocity that was the Coronavirus Task Force, by another fine reporter (if that’s how he bills himself) Michael P. Senger.

    Deborah Birx’s book has brought that horrible time in history back to the forefront.

    Actually I was aware of Mr. Senger’s work, but I wasn’t as aware of its ongoing nature, probably because the us government had Twitter shut down his account.

    Here’s his article on the incompetent lunatic Birx. I’m excited, because he promises more on the man who gave us Dr. Birx in the first place. It looks more and more like the task force was a setup, and Vice President Pence was an active participant:

    Deborah Birx’s “Silent Invasion”: a Guide to Destroying America From Within

    If she did do it, this is how it would have happened…

    https://michaelpsenger.substack.com/p/deborah-birxs-silent-invasion-a-guide

    • SW July 18, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      Dr. Scott Atlas wrote a book to about his brief tenure on the Corona task force — A Plague on Our House — and he pointed to Birxs as the driving force behind the bad policies with dumbass Pence and Fauci agreeing to everything. He said that neither Fauci or Birx ever asked a question about research he presented or presented any of their own.

      Of course, the media attacked him mercilessly and all those wonderful, high-minded academics at Stanford stabbed him in the back b/c he tried to help with policy while Trump was the president.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 11:09 am #

        Emerald Robinson has questioned why VP Pence just happened to have so many anti-America Deep State types on his staff. Emerald is another reporter that the US government had kicked off Twitter:

        The Treachery of VP Mike Pence Explained

        https://emeralddb3.substack.com/p/the-treachery-of-vp-mike-pence-explained

        • SW July 18, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

          Mike Pence always seemed to me to have a Manchurian candidate feel to him. Trump ( I read ) had only met him a couple of times but chose him for VP — why? I think with the Trump candidacy in 2016 there was some deal making in the back room too. Nothing like we’ve seen since then with Democrats, but some arm-twisting to take him as VP.

          • JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

            Trump took on the election run as a challenge as he saw the advance of the Deep State and possibly the WEF as a mortal wound for the US and wanted to do something about it.

            Problem was when he found enough fellow believers to get elected, he looked around the Deep State for support and found

            Nothing. Deep state 10000 or so. Trump 1. EVERYONE of his selections were either Deep State or if proTrump were destroyed by the Deep State. In four years, he looked around and found no support. Good businessman and PR guy, lousy politician.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

            I’m not certain, but it may have been Mitch who foisted Pence on him.

            On the surface, it seemed like a reasonable pick, balancing the ticket.

            I do know that the Evangelicals were divided over Trump, and many saw Pence as either a moderating influence, or, in the case of the pro-Trump Evangelicals, someone who was looking out for Trump’s salvation.

          • Redneck Liberal July 18, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

            “Trump took on the election run as a challenge as he saw the advance of the Deep State and possibly the WEF as a mortal wound for the US and wanted to do something about it.

            Bullshit. Trump’s election run was a grift, no more than that. He was surprised that he won the GOP Primary, and even shocked when he won the General (minority vote notwithstanding). Once there, he was lost – clueless and floundering around. His incompetence has been most effectively illustrated in the failure of his January 6 coup. He COULD have pulled it off, but in the end he’s only what he’s always been – a useless loser.

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 10:17 pm #

            My Obama-fellating, Jesus-hating, commie, atheist, Demonrat frenemies, anticipating Trump’s removal from office: “Oh, I don’t think Pence would be any worse than Dubya.”

            If I had only one bullet, the choice would be obvious.

    • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

      Check out the picture on the front of her book. She wears scarves because her neck is a horror, an outward sign of her inner decrepitude.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

        She had a lot of work done since, but it’s too late. We know.

      • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 10:21 pm #

        Because in an alternate future, she was hanged for her crimes against humanity.

        “Next time ya hang a sonofabitch, ya might wanna make sure he’s really dead.” (Paraphrased – pretty badly I think – from one of Clint’s post-spaghetti westerns.)

        • Jarek July 19, 2022 at 11:37 am #

          Beautifully said. You are from the Dark Tower Universe, a realm closer to the Tower, a prophet in this obscure world.

  16. Rodster July 18, 2022 at 10:44 am #

    Nothing and I mean nothing warms me heart just knowing what a bunch of fools the Neocons and Deep State have given the world as in ‘Ol Joe. Mr Dementia Man on the world stage, meanwhile the world knows it’s the last days of the US Empire.

    Jim didn’t mention that the BRICS is where this is all going. Saudi Arabia along with Turkey have asked to be a part of BRICS. Thank you, thank you Deep State and Neocons for Joe Bidet. As Martin Armstrong’s computer predicted many years ago, the financial center and capitol of the world will become China’s.

    The dumbasses in Washington have just accelerated the switch.

    • happiface July 18, 2022 at 11:50 am #

      china being the center is not going to affect me at all,zero–how about you–i see it as a plus–they kill the big money guys who don’t play by the rules–almost at the point if russia or china showed up would serve them coffee tea,vodka or whatever

      • workingclasshero July 18, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

        I get anti-China hysteria as simple greed as internationalist elite Neo-liberals wanting to control their banking system. Chinese Marxism isn’t even revolutionary as they were in the 60’s. We have several thousand sophisticated delivery systems for nuclear weapons and a top 5 navy, defend Taiwan if you must, but quit with the China, China, China. Conservatives hyperventilating of a China threat drive me nuts

        • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

          China is a rebuke to the West. It is the triumph of National Socialism which will put an end their putative economic empire of selfishness and social decay.

          What can one say? It could have been us, but we fought for the Global Slave Masters instead of against them.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

          We had a top navy.

          • Not_GeorgeT July 20, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

            harking back the V Putin address (annual event) March 2018 edition, the weapons systems he displayed with computer graphics showed once again how obsolescent the carrier group is in
            modern naval warfare.

            example 2- Lt. Gen. Paul Van Riper, retired, led OPFOR (red team) in a 2000 exercise pitted against blue team (USN with carrier group), all done up with high tech wizardry. His low tech approach succeeded in defeating red team and send (theoretically) many billions of $ of naval ships and crew to the bottom.

            Blue cried foul, yelled and screamed until they got a redo. Riper then said the fix is in, noting they can’t think their way out of a problem.

          • Paula D July 21, 2022 at 6:50 pm #

            That is funny, not George.
            If you can’t win without cheating, just redo it or redefine ”victory”.
            They’re doing it now in Ukraine. “We’re Number One!”

    • JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

      Iran, too.

    • Night Owl July 18, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

      Joe Joe is part of their plan.

      A guy who doesn’t know what day it is and who has one foot in the grave is exactly the kind of puppet you’d want to “install” as ol Naschy told us.

      • GreenAlba July 21, 2022 at 7:12 am #

        I raise you Liz Truss, empty vessel extraordinaire, without even the excuse of dementia, and now down to the last two along with Sunak, in the Tory party leadership ‘race’.

        He would probably win it if it were just the parliamentary Tories voting. She may win the wider conservative membership vote because they’ve at least noticed that he’s destroyed the economy and the currency over the last 30 months. But, while she can enunciate her words better than Joe, they’re not actually her words any more than Joe’s are his.

        And just as a reminder, she’s the Foreign Secretary who thought the Baltic was the same as the Black Sea and that Rostov was in Ukraine.

        .

        • Night Owl July 21, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

          She is your Annalena Baerbock.

  17. BillRI July 18, 2022 at 10:45 am #

    Amidst all the trashing of Saudi Arabia, I often wonder whether the morons in charge forgot to study the chapter on the “petrodollar.” If its foundation slips away, as seems possible, look out below.

  18. Q. Shtik July 18, 2022 at 10:45 am #

    These ladies have two or three high tunnels and some hired help. – Anthea, from prior thread

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

    What are ‘high tunnels?’

    • Farmer McGregor July 18, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

      High tunnels are plastic filmed hoop houses (cheapo green houses) used by market gardeners (vegetable farmers) as ‘season extenders’. High tunnels are tall enough to stand up in. Low tunnels can be as short as 3 feet at the peak (usually referred to as ‘caterpillar tunnels’).

      • Farmer McGregor July 18, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

        Oh, and Q,
        Shouldn’t that be “What are ‘high tunnels’?

        • Q. Shtik July 18, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

          No, I don’t think so Farmer.

      • Anthea July 18, 2022 at 10:46 pm #

        Yes, and those things are HUGE.

  19. cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 10:52 am #

    Fauci came out and said he plans to retire by the end of Bedpan Biden’s term. Question is, why not just get out and retire already by the end of this year? Hmmmm, makes you wonder if old Fauci has something up his sleeves for the 2024 general election? Let’s all hope that his experiments with some gain of function research might kill him off before then!

    • Rodster July 18, 2022 at 10:56 am #

      P-O-W-E-R, that’s why. They are psychopaths your are dealing with and as such they hate giving up their power.

    • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

      He’s got 45 years of experience in Evil Machinations Using Government Funds.
      You just can’t replace that kind of experience easily.

    • TPTB-USA July 18, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

      Although their credibility is shot and will become apparent for all to see in the near future, they are both members of the wrecking crew, and will stay on until they no longer serve a purpose.

  20. Rodster July 18, 2022 at 10:55 am #

    Tucker Carlson dropped a bombshell that his wife Dr. Jill is giving Dementia Man pills before he addresses the Press or goes out to speak, just so he can function.

    Remember when Obama yelled out several times to Old Joe during the campaign trail and Joe came running out sometime after? The Deep State and Neocons both (Repubs and Dems) wanted Trump out. This is the Senile Old Man they gave to the world.

    • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

      They could have rigged the election for anybody.
      Why that one?

      • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

        They had a lot of destroying to do, before they could build it back better.

        They needed someone to blame for the destruction so the public wouldn’t catch on that this was their plan.

      • FGB3 July 18, 2022 at 3:38 pm #

        That was the subject of my conjecture. Several ideas pop up.
        A. controllable (empty suit – no one home)
        B. known asset (see A)
        C. black-mail-able
        D. giving the Big Cabal Finger to awake Americans
        E. showing they can do whatever they want (see also D)
        F. most of all showing the Int’l. Community that America is done for

  21. elysianfield July 18, 2022 at 11:00 am #

    CFN’rs,
    Why all the doom and gloom. If you look really, really hard, there is good news to be found;

    IRAN CLAIMS NUCLEAR WEAPON CAPABILITY: A senior advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei stated on Sunday that Iran has the technical ability to construct nuclear weapons. The advisor, Kamal Kharrazi, added that Iran has yet to make a final decision on when to construct the weapons and that Tehran would “directly respond against Israel should its security be targeted.” This comes on the heels of the Biden administration’s failed attempt to restart the Obama-era Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a treaty that would have allegedly prevented Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapons capability. (AC: Western intelligence agencies have yet to observe a full-scale Iranian nuclear weapons test. While Iran most likely has the technical and material means to produce a nuclear weapon, it has yet to operationalize those means. Once Iran conducts an observable nuclear weapons test, expect increasing tensions and a nuclear arms race in the Arabian Gulf. In the interim, this would be the prime time for Israel to kinetically address the rising threat from Iran. – M.M.)

    Using “Israel” and “Kinetic” in the same sentence is vaguely troubling, however….

    • Socrates-Detroit July 18, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      An assassination in June 1914 was the spark gradually led to the chain reaction of WW1 in September 1914.

      Back then, events moved much more slowly, and while WW1 was EUROPE’s first industrial grade slaughter (the US Civil war was arguably the first industrial grade war, and a good preview), the level of destructive power was much lower then.

      I don’t have problem with Iran having nukes. I don’t take the Iranian’s bellicose rhetoric too seriously.

      But Israel has a problem with Iranian nukes. And an Israeli KINETIC preemptive strike could spark WW3.

      As it stands today, we are already in an economic World War. One which there are NO absolute winners. Every country is an absolute loser.

      The only absolute winner is the the Western ruling class, which can leverage this to enslave the people of the West, most of whom, outside of this space and others, is too ignorant or has been fooled, and doesn’t realize this.

      However, the Western elites need to rule over a fairly healthy West to face the Eastern elites, known as the Chinese elite.

      China is the biggest relative winner. Russia is a relative winner. Europe is the biggest relative loser so far. The US is a relative loser. And soon, a food becomes a problem in nations and regions where it was not, we will have more losers.

      So, to your point about Iran/Israel, as of this writing we have

      1. Front ONE: hot PROXY between West with Ukranian cannon fodder and Russia. Russia winning, West contemplating, and more Ukranian men fleeing to Rumania to avoid being conscripted.

      If accounts that western high-tech weapons stocks are running low are correct, then what options are left for West to “bleed Russia”? Escalation. Not good.

      2. Front TWO: Economic war. Russia doing fine, West in decline with rampant inflation and shortages, just wait till winter, and world about to short on food.

      3. Israel will do whatever it wants. It could start Front THREE with Iran, which could lead to a Sunni/Shiite war, and could distract Russian air and missile assets from Ukraine.

      4. And if Front THREE goes bad for the US-led West, well, maybe Taiwan can declare independence and we can have Front FOUR.

      And there’s WW3! Kind of like 1984. Will the major combatants (US, Russia, China) limit their use of WMD to “lesser countries”? While Iran’s ability to retaliate against Israel may be limited, what about Iran’s ability to injure Saudi Arabia? Can Iranian missiles make to Saudi? Can some dirty nuke irradiate a few oil fields or shipping terminals? It won’t take much? What then?

      Things are bad, my friends. And for those of us who live in urban or suburban areas, our way of life is very, very fragile….

      • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 10:31 pm #

        You got me rockin’ and a-rollin”
        Rockin’ and reelin”
        Bombs from Iran

        Read Hidden History: the Secret Origins of the First World War by Docherty and Macgregor. It may alter your perspective on who started WWI and why.

        • Socrates-Detroit July 18, 2022 at 11:31 pm #

          Thanks Blackbird, I just googled the book, it looks very interesting.

          My point above was using the “conventional” view that the assassination of the Austrian Archduke was the spark that lit the fuse, and, according the “typical” history, event raced ahead of those NOMINALLY in charge.

          From the google page, it appears that the book builds the case that the British elite set up the pieces and the dry kindling for the war. The “very rich and powerful of London did this”.

          And that’s consistent with my view, as an amateur, former, student of history.

          The British Empire, and British industry, was being eclipsed by rapidly rising Germany and the rapidly rising US.

          Wall Street (US big capital) had links with London (British capital), and the British financiers could affect Wall St

          This was preferable to war (the US and Britain almost went to was in 1890 over US objections to British meddling in the “New World”–the Monroe Doctrine).

          It was better to coopt the Americans to cut down Germany. While Germany was “late” to the colonial expansions, where Britain had India and much of Africa, and France had quite a bit, German products were innovative and doing well in world markets, taking sales from Britain.

          This could not continue. So the British began to arrange the pieces in Europe against Germany, and appealed to Franco/Belgian fears.

          So chances are, something would have happened in Europe, yes.

          Is that the jist of the book?

          History rhymes..Britain trying to cut down Germany from 1890 to 1914. The US doing the same to Russia from 1995 to now….

          One thing about WW1–if the US had just stayed out, the Anglo/French/Italian alliance would not have prevailed against Germany. Germany probably could not win either–better on the battlefield, but blockaded by Britain. So they would have had some kind of negotiated settlement.

          We can only speculate.

          However, we know what happened. Thanks to the US involvement, Germany was defeated. The vindictive French hijacked the peace process, went even further than the sleazy Brits (who blockaded Germany for a year after the Armistice–even British officials protested at the inhumanity of the blockade), and Germany was blamed.

          Germany came back and we had WW2. And WW2 is not necessarily as taught, since Poland in 1939 (like Ukraine today, and also a dictatorship like Ukraine, per Pat Buchanan’s book Unnecessary War) was “encouraged” to “stand up” to Germany’s reasonable demands for access to Danzig, and then the Germans took matters into their own hands while Britain did (and could do) nothing.

          If we drill deeply my friend, we may not like what we find about the US of A, Europe, and who rules the world….

          • Blackbird July 19, 2022 at 12:22 am #

            You got it – but get the book anyway. The authors support their thesis with plenty of first-person references (i.e., letters between rulers/diplomats, cables between embassies, etc.). I like that kind of documentation that most are too lazy to provide.

            If you haven’t yet, get Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time by Carrol Quigley. Don’t stop reading it, you’ll learn something new every time.

            As a recovering Anglo-Zionist, the extent of our planning and success surprised even me. (Of course I was always on the furthest outside reaches of that merry-go-round, holding on for dear life.)

          • Socrates-Detroit July 19, 2022 at 9:34 am #

            Tragedy and Hope. FOR SURE!

            I believe only 2,000 copies were printed (or the original).

            I consider myself fortunate to have learned of the book when I started college (not from college, lol–from an old friend of my father’s who was visiting and took an interest in my “thoughts” as late teen). My dad’s friend, Steve, opened my eyes, and I am indebted to him. To paraphrase “The Matrix”, he gave me the RED pill (the world as it is). It was impossible to find the book–I finally found one in a university library, either Stony Brook NY or Eastern Carolina, in my 20s.
            I did what I had to be able to check it out, and I photocopied about 70 pages of it.

            As Blackbird says, one can read this book over and over, almost like the Bible. I have not re-read it, I admit.

            It is a secular Bible of sorts.

            Professor Caroll Quigley, of Georgetown, may have written a bit too much. In his “history”, he documents the existence of a network whose aim is

            “nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in PRIVATE hands to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole”

            aka, WORLD DOMINATION THRU FINANCIAL MANIPULATION.

            He himself agreed with their aims, but felt they should not be kept secret, as it was good for humanity.

            I have read he is said to have regretted this, and his role, toward the end of his life.

            The (US) Council on Foreign Relations (patterned after the British one) and the New Republic magazine were created with the goal of bringing the US into WW1 for the benefit of London (finance) and Wall St. The Bilderberg Group. Today’s WEF/Davos. That is the “network”.

            Look around what has been happening in modern history, and it’s just a more sophisticated play of history since the middle ages: acquire a lot of capital/money however (interest/usury); bankroll King A and King B; when King A steps out of line, bankroll King B to wage war and take territory (assets from King A).

            JHK, in “The Long Emergency”, has pointed out for a while that the world has resource constraints.

            (shout out to our host, I’d say “The LE” is one in the top ten most significant books I have read, thank you JHK!!!)

            They elite know the resource constraints–real and contrived–and they are leveraging this continue their quest for total domination.

            The arrival of “outsider” (whether he was/is a real outsider, or a contrived one is irrelevant) Trump has made them redouble their efforts.

            The COVID shots and lockdowns.

            The war in Ukraine and coming lockdowns due to lack of energy and rationing (“essential services” stay open, you close).

            Both of these crises showcase how cruel and evil the elite are.

            It’s all part of this “one world” vision of theirs.

            However, “total domination” is ultimately evil, as it is incompatible with God.

            The elite want to lord it over the rest of us, yes. But do they really want to preside over a barren wasteland?

            With Ukraine, perhaps even more with Iran, things may spiral out of control.

            I do not believe that the Earth will end–God will intervene. But between now and then, it may be a very rough ride….

            Sorry for the long commentary–but anyone interested in “how the world works” should read Tragedy and Hope. It has (or had) been reprinted, I was able to get a copy via the internet in 20xx.

          • Paula D July 19, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

            What makes the most sense to me is that fact that the industrialized world was turning from coal to oil, including Britain, which had switched the Royal Navy to oil in 1915.
            Germany was also planning on switching and was building a railroad to Iraq to ship Iraqi oil to Germany. Britain wanted to stop them.
            The oil wars started then.
            Japan attacked the US because the US cut off oil to Japan.
            And so on.

      • SpeedyBB July 19, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

        As someone who grew into adulthood during the 1960s “balance of terror”, utterly convinced that I was not going to be able to grow into adulthood (USAF family, lived on air bases, read Herman Kahn devoutly) my concern is that the fuzzy-wuzzies of the world only see nuclear weapons as an enlarged version of what they already wield.

        A grave error.

        One commentator has suggested that every world leader be required to stand in the open, well-removed from Ground Zero, in a t-shirt and shorts, and personally witness an atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device.

        That sort of “shock treatment” reportedly snapped the deluded, genocidal Chairman Mao into sober recognition of what the allied forces in North Korea were capable of doing to PLA human assault waves, not to mention Beijing, in the latter stages of the Korean “police action”.

    • Amman July 18, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

      “Israel does not have the courage to strike IRAN.” – THE POLITICAL

    • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

      Are Israel and Iran really enemies?
      Remember that when the psychopath Oliver North was running his guns for drugs criminal activity out of the White House in the 80s, he used Israel to deliver the weapons to Iran.
      I have seen nothing since then (except rhetoric) to conclude that Iran and Israel have reason to be enemies.
      I do remember that the Israeli Defense Minister testified that the evil John Bolton tried to get Israel to attack Iran during Bush the Lesser’s (really Cheney’s) reign, but that Israel rejected that as insane.
      And remember the reason that the US murdered Gen. Soleimani was that he was in Iraq as a negotiator for a peace treaty between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
      No way the US wanted that to happen so they blew him up at the civilian airport, along with a lot of other people who happened to be around him.
      Western “values” and all.
      The US has been claiming that Iran is ”5 years away” from having a nuclear bomb since 1979. That would be 43 years of being 5 years away. I know Americans can’t do math, but this is ridiculous.
      I take Kharrazi’s statement as Iran playing along with the bullshit for their own reasons.

      • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 10:36 pm #

        My perspective (as a recovering Zionist): Israel needs Iran – for Eretz Israel, and everyone who stands in its way.

        • Paula D July 19, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

          Look at a map. Israel is not adjacent to Iran, for one.
          For another, Iran 8 times larger than Israel and has 10 times the population.
          Israel only has something like 8 million citizens and half of them are Arabs. No way they can overrun Iran, nor have I ever seen proof that they have plans to,
          It’s just common sense.

          • Blackbird July 20, 2022 at 6:58 pm #

            Israel needs Iran as an excuse for conflict throughout the middle east, just as the U$ needed the USSR for the Cold War – an excuse to destabilize, invade, rape, and rob.

            Iran is not Israel’s target, everything in-between is.

        • Paula D July 19, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

          I had to look up ”Eretz Israel”. Never heard of it.
          It doesn’t look like Iran is part of it though.

      • SpeedyBB July 19, 2022 at 3:32 pm #

        When you write “…when the psychopath Oliver North was running his guns for drugs criminal activity out of the White House…” do you not mean “…drugs for guns…”? That was the deal with the Contras, as I recall.

        • Paula D July 19, 2022 at 10:12 pm #

          Yes, I suppose the order matters in this case.

          • Hereward the Woke July 22, 2022 at 7:36 am #

            Agreed about North. What a psychopath! Does anyone believe any of that “The few, The proud” marine BS?

  22. Rodster July 18, 2022 at 11:03 am #

    To give an example of how fucked this country has become because of the Deep State and Neocons. You have a Republican member of CONgress in Victoria Spartz who was born in Ukraine who is being marginalized by members of both parties but especially those on the Republican side by none other than Lady Graham, just for speaking the truth about Ukraine, Russia and Zelensky.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 11:12 am #

      Lady Graham helped stop us from getting the Wall, with a ginned-up concern for the poor widdle DACA children.

      I think he wanted a steady stream of rapists coming over the border.

      • TaxDonkey July 18, 2022 at 11:38 am #

        God, I’d love to stick him in a uniform from the thrift shop and send him to the front lines in the Ukraine.

        • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 10:39 pm #

          I’d love to skewer the suckling pig from snout to out, and roll him slowly over hot coals.

          Barbecue anyone?

      • hmuller July 18, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

        Or did he want a steady stream of little boys coming over the border?

        • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

          Those “unaccompanied minors” of about 17 or so.

  23. TaxDonkey July 18, 2022 at 11:04 am #

    The tectonics plates are shifting such that the Davos puppets are on their way out. The question is how much more damage can they do before people figure out that they need to go. Probably a lot. We’ve also got Mother Nature telling us that we’re pretty close to peak energy consumption globally, if we’re not there already. Another wild card is whether nukes start flying in an as of yet unpredictable manner.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 18, 2022 at 11:14 am #

      They ARE puppets. We’ll see who is behind them. Or not.

      • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

        The Rothschilds and the other banking families. Behind them, Satan.

        • malthuss July 18, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

          is that the top of the money pyramid? not the vatican not the royals in UK?

          • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 1:48 pm #

            The Queen is besties with one of the Rothschilds. Stay on good terms with them is the way not to get Romanoved.

            The Vatican merged its finances with the Rothschilds a century ago. Post-Vatican Two Popes have personal Rabbis who act as advisors.

            Do famous Rabbis have Cardinals or Popes as advisors? No. So it is clear who is dominant.

      • FGB3 July 18, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

        As has been said repeatedly, Everything is being controlled and run by the banks. All wars are bankers’ wars. Because war IS money.

        But all this reminds me of that infamous document The Report From Iron Mountain. If the participants in that meeting who wrote up this report are fictional (as we are told, of course) then you can move on.

        If however that Report has so many things in it that you can clearly see being enacted right now, then read on. What this meeting was really all about was around the question: “We have always used War as a means of controlling the People. Are there other ways”?

        It’s an interesting question. Wars have many advantages for the rulers pulling the puppets, e.g. wasting money. Deliberately wasting wealth. That way they keep wealth from the People who would have a higher standard of living otherwise, and People with higher stds. of living have time to THINK.

        Nonetheless, they considered other means: environmental crises, pandemics, and yes Virginia, believe it or not, an attack on Earth from Outer Space aliens (with advances in CGI and near real time 5G imagine the special effects! right on your “hand-held device”).

        The main thing to take away from this subject is that those in control of the World right now, and since, well, a long time ago, are not stupid and not fools. They spend a lot of time and money on “think tanks”. They ‘should be’ at least five steps ahead of everyone else.

        Lots of questions related to President Brandon…well just remember what FDR said, “If something happens in politics you can bet it was supposed to happen”. And he knew whereof he spoke, the sly fox!

    • happiface July 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

      peak energy!!!???!!!?? what the hell is that–Jim used to talk about peak oil 24/7–being a long time oil guy would tell him he was full of it–peak cheap oil but there is massive oil all over the world,massive but it ain’t cheap and now that is proven–we have unlimited energy of all kinds but it has been mismanged by the same people who run gooooovermint,fools,idiots…

      • Farmer McGregor July 18, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

        “…we have unlimited energy of all kinds…”
        Seriously? Good luck with that.

        • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 10:45 pm #

          “…we have unlimited energy of all kinds…”

          Happy days are here again!

          Remind us again in 5 years – in the new and improved virtual world of Clusterfuckland.

      • TaxDonkey July 18, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

        Hi Happiface, you need to educate yourself on energy return on investment rather than focusing on quantity that exists under the ground. It’s not that hard of a concept. Jed Clampett was able to pull 99 barrels out of the ground using 1 barrel of oil energy. Now it’s more like 10:1 or even 5:1 with most fracking operations. It’s a diminishing returns kind of thing. For that matter, global energy consumption per capita has been decreasing steadily since 2018. That’s not a matter of debate. That history has already been written. Yes, the people in charge are idiots, I’ll give you that.

      • JackStraw July 18, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

        Look, we have a troll, and a very illiterate one at that!

    • JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

      DAVOs puppets?

      The WEF?

      Who is going to put them down?

      • Night Owl July 18, 2022 at 3:22 pm #

        Us via non compliace.

        Or not.

        But there is no one else.

    • Hereward the Woke July 22, 2022 at 7:38 am #

      Agreed. The WEF are like all the elites: out of touch. As you say, the only question left is what the collateral damage will be.

  24. cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 11:26 am #

    Well there’s one thing, the shooting at the Greenwood mall just south of Indy was thwarted by an armed civilian. So Joey B, how does that bear on your demand to take away all our guns and keep us all unarmed?

    Haven’t seen much of this shooting in the news lately, probably because it does not fit the narrative.

    • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

      Every week day my husband listens to NPR “news” in the morning and then I ask him “What’s today’s propaganda?” and he reports it to me.
      Today he said it was all about the Uvalde shooting and why 150 cops stood around doing nothing and their conclusion was that nobody was in command.
      150 cops and no commander? 150 cops and none of them could figure out for themselves to go stop an active shooter from killing little children?
      Then I asked him about the cops grabbing and handcuffing the mother frantic to save her children and the cop whose wife was the teacher shot so he was trying to get to her to save her. If no one was in charge who told the cops to stop the mother and the husband?

      Anyway, he told me about the armed citizen who stopped the massacre in Indiana and I was surprised that NPR reported it. He said it was just a brief mention. I assume they are covering their asses. They can now say they reported it.

      • Night Owl July 18, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

        NPR received many millions from Gates.

        Out of all the media operations he donated to in advance of the Great Reset, NPR was the one he invested the most in, IIRC.

        • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 4:37 pm #

          They are insufferable, so I let him do it instead. He has a higher tolerance for bullshit.

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 10:49 pm #

            NPR introduced me to Joaquin Rodrigo back in ’89. Since then – ok, minus Car Talk – they can go… pleasure themselves.

  25. Jo-G July 18, 2022 at 11:30 am #

    ” The Ukraine gambit is a bust, a foolish miscalculation that was obvious from the start. All it accomplished was to reveal the pitiful dependence of our European allies on Russian oil and gas, leaving their economies good and truly scuppered without it. The Russians end up with control of the Black Sea and probably the Ukraine bread-basket as well. So, now, Europe will starve and freeze.”
    Why a bust?

    1) The Bidens owe the corrupt Ukrainians for allowing Hunter to influence peddle there. Funneling taxpayer money to them shows that the Bidens are fair players, now other corrupt countries will feel more comfortable dealing with Hunter- the smartest man Joe Biden knows.

    2) Not all the 60 billion will go to Ukrainians. The Bidens get funnel a lot of it through U.S. military contractors. All that equipment we gave to the Taliban represented profit for U. S. companies, it was already paid for by taxpayers so why complain? The Taliban will have to buy spare parts just like an Afghan government would. Some parts could be copied in China or India but our companies will get a piece of the action. Even military equipment the Ukrainians divert to sell to the mid-east or wherever will require parts and service. It’s the safety razor model, take a “loss” on the razor and make it up on the blades.

    3) Military contractors get rich without U.S. Flag draped coffins too.

    4) By provoking problems with the gas supply to Europe the Bidens are teaching the Europeans to let us control their energy supply- this is long range wisdom on Joe Biden’s part. It also funnels huge amounts of money to American energy companies, maybe making fracking profitable again. Asking gas station owners to reduce their income to help out the consumer is great PR.

    5) #4 applies to the food supply too. It helps American farmers compete on the world market. By prolonging the Russian operation the Bidens are ensuring the Ukrainian harvest will be disrupted. So demand for U.S. Agricultural products will drive up agri-business profits.

    6) Putin absolves the Democrats of any responsibility for inflation, and they get to paint the high prices as a way for the average person to fight the evil Russians. We like to think we’re doing the world good when we shop don’t we. I remember president Bush telling us to fight terror by maxing out our credit cards. ( Side note- a month or so ago I tuned into English language Korean news and they were jumping on the blame Putin bandwagon saying that the inflation begining in 2021 was due to the Russian operation that began in 2022. )

    7) Hunger will drive more people to rush Biden’s open borders. These people will remember that it was the Biden’s and Democrats who let them come so will vote gratefully- if not legally. The low wage workers will also be a gift to American businesses.

    8) Since the fighting is white males killing white males the people the democratic base claims are responsible for all the worlds problems the human loss plays well with the identity politics side of things.

    I think I’m forgetting a few pieces of the argument against the Ukrainian gambit being a “bust”.

    I’m thinking that Biden is a better business person than Trump. If Hunter really is smarter then maybe we can benefit by having another president Biden. Like the Bush pattern, Bush 1 does 1 term, a break with President Harris for 2 Terms then another Biden for 2 terms.

  26. Merkwurdiglieb July 18, 2022 at 11:56 am #

    Say what you will but I’d rather be in the South than anywhere North these days. Yes it’s hot for longer but we get an awful lot of rain as well and our growing/ harvesting season is long. My wife and I only started gardening this year and on merely 400 sq. ft. we’ve been yielding more than we need. Our next step is to start keeping chickens. I live in an open carry state and I feel quite safe where we live. Being in the Bible Belt also means that, outside of the two modestly liberal centers, sanity and decency largely prevail and although meth addicts and queers exist they are not tolerated as they are in the North. Too bad for NY though, because upstate (and New England) are really lovely. Still, I’d rather live peacefully in a strange land than ride out the apocalypse on more familiar ground. And even if the South ultimately returns to its history of ultra religiosity I’ll take that hands down after having lived in that old Northern Tilt-A-Whirl.

    • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

      How many Blacks? Of of Brother Job’s first questions. Even if you aren’t in a Black belt, if you are near one you may have to fight them later on.

      • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

        Correction: One of

      • Merkwurdiglieb July 18, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

        Yeah, I don’t think you get it Jarek. There are many black folk down here. But the culture (white and black) isn’t infiltrated with the leftist militancy as up north. People don’t waste their time with “justice rallies.” I don’t sense hostility from blacks anymore than I did up north either but that doesn’t mean that there is any sincere basis for community with each other. Maybe you’ve listened to Neil Young’s Southern Man one too many times.

        • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 6:15 pm #

          I’ve sensed massive hostility from Black everywhere I’ve ever been. Maybe you’re not White?

          • Merkwurdiglieb July 18, 2022 at 9:33 pm #

            Sounds to me Jarek as if you bring it upon yourself. I am white and I voted for Trump twice. I just don’t make a point of making an issue of the rift between me and them. I worked in the ghettoes for many years, often completely surrounded by black folks. But I never had any problems because I never emitted hatred, suspicion and distrust even when someone disliked me. I maintained a lookout just in case but always assumed good intent. I never spurned interactions with them, including children in the streets, merchants, pedestrians, other motorists, etc. You should try it some time, if you dare to venture beyond your end of the colour spectrum.

          • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 11:20 pm #

            They assault, murder, and rape at seven to ten times the White rate. There’s a reason why Whites flee when they’re neighborhoods are invaded. In other words, I don’t believe you.

          • Merkwurdiglieb July 19, 2022 at 8:54 am #

            Jarek, in response to your comment about percentages and White Flight, much of that crime occurs really among their own kind in their own communities. They are their own worst enemy and although White Flight is understandable, actual Black on White crime is relatively rare. I was simply referring to MY OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.

  27. Minnie Van Horne July 18, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

    Many dark lols in Mr. K’s offering this morning.
    Hats off to the Sage of Saratoga!

  28. TaxDonkey July 18, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

    The prince and Biden likely had quite in-depth and meaningful conversations together. The Saudis must be particularly impressed with “Joe Biden’s” tranny agenda. Maybe they had a drag queen dance troupe perform for them. Meanwhile, Russian media is literally laughing at us while showing pictures of Richard Levine and the “pup fetish” guy.

    • Billy Hill July 18, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

      Rachel Levine and Sam Brinton (the pup fetish guy) called on the French Ambassador to the USA in honor of Bastille Day. I guess I see the connection: tearing down the prison walls as metaphor for normalizing what used to be classified as insanity. One can only presume the ambassador appreciated the thoughtfulness of the Biden administration. At least so far I have heard of no protests lodged to State.

      • BackRowHeckler July 18, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

        What a photo that was — I tried to post it here but the mediator blocked it.

        Rest assured the pic was reproduced from Moscow to Beijing to Riyadh and seen by hundreds of millions of people, with the caption:

        “This is what America is now.”

        What a f#kkn disgrace.

        • cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

          Haha, what a bunch of freaks. They should all be rounded up and sent to a side show circus for viewing in the nether regions of Siberia. We cannot get these people out of positions of power soon enough!

          After looking at pictures of people like this, people that hold high positions in every level of government, this country deserves what it has coming to it. Just turn out the lights and shut it down already. The USA certainly does not deserve to hold a position of authority on the world stage any longer.

          • FGB3 July 18, 2022 at 6:16 pm #

            Perhaps Bell, but understand that the People anywhere have little say in what government they have. Even if they have an extremely evil government they have to live under it. Successful grass-roots revolutions are very rare. Look at the power centers in America. They’d be a very tough nut to crack. So don’t be too hard on Americans, or Canadians, or the poor Sri Lankans…

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 11:06 pm #

            Life in Siberia is difficult enough. Don’t make us – I mean them – look at photos of the nether regions of these transgendered freaks running the U$.

        • Night Owl July 18, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

          Here you go:

          https://pagegoo.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/IMG_5675-1.jpg

          The state of this fucking country.

          • BackRowHeckler July 18, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

            Thanks Owl. That pic needed to be seen here.

          • Billy Hill July 18, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

            A while back I posted links to jpegs of Brinton and his “pups”. Grown men wearing muzzles sitting on the floor like dogs. One shot showed a pup on all floors with a perky tail extending in a curve from some point of purchase not visible… one assumes it must have been the anus since that would have emulated the geometry most closely while providing secure placement.
            Google “Sam Brinton of DOE and pups” if you dare.

          • cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 5:14 pm #

            Gawd, they simply do not look healthy. Absolutely sick and disgusting excuses for human beings.

            Here’s an idea to help the environment, start by eliminating those two from the planet so they stop emitting needless CO2, consuming precious resources, etc. That would be one small step in the right direction, for many reasons.

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 11:08 pm #

            Uh huh, that’s the one…

          • TaxDonkey July 19, 2022 at 12:20 am #

            There’s way worse pictures of this dude. I think it was on Daily Mail or something like that.

          • SpeedyBB July 20, 2022 at 12:26 am #

            My own “fly-on-the-wall” moment was when the openly gay mayor of Berlin paid an official diplomatic call on the leaders of certain rabidly-homophobic hard-shell Xtian African nations. That must have been tense.

            Elite Leaders are however forced to be more flexible in their dealings than the [deplorable] masses. An example is Condoleezza Rice, Dubya’s Secretary of State, a gold-plated battle-axe, when meeting with the Saudi leaders – who only talk down to women, disdainfully.

          • tractorguy July 21, 2022 at 11:51 am #

            “If God doesn’t judge America, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology: — The Rev. Billy Graham

    • SW July 18, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

      Biden might have thought the Saudis were trannies with those long dress things.

      If you’d like to have a good cry, see if you can find Kennedy’s speech about the goal of going to the moon in ten years. This is who we used to be and the leaders we elected.

      • cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

        That is probably why Biden didn’t want to shake the Prince’s hand. Maybe he thought the tranny lifestyle would be contagious and catching from skin-on-skin touch.

      • FGB3 July 18, 2022 at 6:26 pm #

        “If you’d like to have a good cry, see if you can find Kennedy’s speech about the goal of going to the moon in ten years. This is who we used to be and the leaders we elected”.

        SW, yeah the last real president elected by the People (with some help from Mayor Daly in Chicago), but still JFK grew into the job. And when he set his sights on the Swamp that was all it took. Shot dead at high noon in an American city – a true coup d’etat.

        Most Americans STILL do not realize that this government was taken over by the deep state on that day in November 1963. And here we are 59 years later still under the control of that Establishment.

        Once you have a government stolen everything that proceeds from that point on is fraudulent. And Fraud Vitiates Everything.

        • TaxDonkey July 19, 2022 at 12:28 am #

          “In my first memory, they shot Kennedy”…But life was good in the US. The pinnacle of human consumption. Unprecedented in history. Now the party is over.

        • SpeedyBB July 20, 2022 at 12:58 am #

          The going joke around the University of Texas in Austin in late 1963 was that the first official act of newly-inaugurated Vice President Hubert Humphrey was to invite President Johnson to accompany him on a motorcade through downtown Minneapolis.

      • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 11:12 pm #

        Obviously you don’t remember Obama’s speech about sending black, tranny, U$, asstronuts to YerAnus (ok, maybe it was the Moon) in “the next 20 years or so…”

        How courageous… The black JFK.

  29. hmuller July 18, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

    I see on Zerohedge that the Russians are cutting off all natural gas to Germany effective immediately. How will this affect manufacturing, nevermind creature comforts liking air-conditioning, heating, cooking?
    Call Greta and let the brainstorming of the enviro-intellectual titans begin!

    • Billy Hill July 18, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

      I think the Russians are now playing hardball. Shoigu ordered the frontline command to speed it up — which is somewhat at odds with Larry Johnson’s take on things today that the longer it is drawn out the worse it becomes for NATOstan.

      The longer it goes on the greater the chance of catastrophic error either from technology or human failure. On the other hand will NATOstan simply endure another humiliation?

      • BackRowHeckler July 18, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

        Well, just yesterday the Russian Minister of Defense, Sergi Shoigu, meted out warnings to Ukraine and NATO in response to the former’s threats to launch attacks on Crimea, and specifically take out the 11 mile long Crimean Bridge. He threatened to “Unleash Hell”, and insinuated Kiev would be flattened.

        • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

          Compare and contrast Sergi Shoigu with Admiral Rachel Levine.

          • cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

            Hahaha, good point, there certainly is no comparison. Apples to oranges. One is biologically a man that pretends to be a woman, the other is a man who is actually a man and does what needs to be done in the interests of his country and his citizens.

        • Billy Hill July 18, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

          Crimea is Russian territory unlike the Donbas. The Russians have been quite clear that attacks on Russian territory will be met with attacks on the decision-makers, and not just those in Kiev.

          The only good news is that barring a Ukie advance to the East through Kherson oblast their weapons systems do not have the range — at least at this time. Andrei Martyanov has graphed it in response to Breedlove’s verbal excesses regarding the Kerch bridge. I don’t recall if his argument included the 300km HIMARS munitions.

          Alex Mercouris believes that there are still voices of restraint countering the Neocons in Washington. Not sure I share his optimism. Although I don’t think the Russians will use a nuclear-armed missile to hit Langley or the Pentagon I am happy to be far away.

          • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 4:45 pm #

            I think they will start with the NATO commanders in Kiev and maybe the planes sending intelligence to the Ukies that fly up and down the border with Poland before they would hit US territory. I could be wrong. Putin did say that Russia is not going to allow the US to sit across the ocean unscathed again, while Russia takes the causalities.
            I also watch Alexander and I note that he thought the strike on the arms dealers in Vinnytsia was a retaliation. I can’t remember exactly which provocation they were responding to, but he did make that connection.
            Note that the Mighty Wurlitzer of propaganda pulled out of the stops for that one.
            The US constantly brags that they are winning the propaganda war and I have to give that to them. Ain’t no one finer at flinging the bullshit than the US/western media.
            “We’re an Empire now and we create our own reality”.

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 11:18 pm #

            “Crimea is Russian territory unlike the Donbas.”

            If I understand correctly, most of the citizens of the Donbas are ethnic Russians, if not also Russian citizens.

            I agree (I think…) no nukes, just more senseless – but readily accepted – posturing from the liars in DC.

          • Paula D July 19, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

            Right, Blackbird, but Crimea is literally part of Russia and Donestsk and Lugansk are independent territories.

      • FGB3 July 18, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

        Shoigu decided to move faster because the Russian army has successfully rid the Donbass republics of the Kievan Regime’s army, AND they did so slowly to preserve lives and infrastructure. Remember that Lukansk and Donestk (sp.?) are home to Russians! And the Donbass is where the majority of the Kiev Regimes regular army was stationed.

        With that army now decimated and the Donbass cleared of their strongholds, there is nothing standing in the way of the Russian army all the way to the western Ukrainian border. And the topography opens up too. So expect to see much faster logistical operations.

        • Paula D July 19, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

          Lugansk is liberated but Donestsk is not, yet.
          They are still working on getting the Ukies out of Donetsk. It’s not easy because they have been digging in for the last 8 years and there are thousands of them and they use civilians as human shields.

    • Night Owl July 18, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

      We know how. The Green/SPD coalition was the result of a rigged election.

      They are doing exactly what they are being paid to do.

    • elysianfield July 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm #

      :the Russians are cutting off all natural gas to Germany…”

      HOW DARE THEY!

      • malthuss July 18, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

        GREAT–How dare you.

        • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 11:19 pm #

          Greta – How dare you!

          How dare you shut freeze and starve Europe – that was my job!

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 11:20 pm #

            Ok, delete the word “shut”.

            I need to start taking my own advice…

  30. Miss Demeanor July 18, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

    Just survived the latest variant of the Covid. No biggie: headache, body aches, four day flu, stay in bed, easy peasy. Except for the Looong Covid part…Feel physically great but brain not working. If I could compare it to something(s) you might know: There is a background of a food coma one hour after a foot-long cheesesteak on a fluffy white roll and the ringing jerkiness of a mild concussion you experience after you’ve crawled from a wrecked car against advice of the first responder and you’re waiting for a paramedic to tell you if you can go to work.I realized this as I read Jim’s description of JB bumping around into MBS’ s furniture like a 6-ft Roomba. Anyway, no more oil for Joe and luckily the Strategic Reserve is closed and locked up tighter than Cheyanne Mountain against any additional humanitarian donations to Biden affiliates.  

  31. cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

    Hahahahaha…..can’t feel too sorry for the DC scum that have brought this upon themselves.

    “DC homeless shelters are filling up with migrants from Arizona and Texas Mayor Muriel Bowser claims”

    www (dot) msn.com/en-us/news/us/dc-homeless-shelters-are-filling-up-with-migrants-from-arizona-and-texas-mayor-muriel-bowser-claims/ar-AAZG9jY

    Washington, D.C.’s homeless shelters are filling up because Texas Governor Greg Abbott is sending busloads of migrants from his state to the nation’s capital, Mayor Muriel Bowser claimed Sunday morning.

    The D.C. mayor is requesting that Abbott stop preventing migrants from getting to their final destinations.

    ‘I fear that they’re being tricked into nationwide bus trips when their final destinations are places all over the United States of America,’ she added.

    • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

      That is a very interesting quote.
      I have pointed out for years that the ”migrants” seem to disappear once they cross the border. Miles of humans trudging along Mexican highways never turn into humans trudging along US highways on their way to Chicago hotels or Kansas slaughterhouses or California fields.
      And now Ms Bowser has spilled the beans.
      Keep it up, Abbott!

    • SW July 18, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

      Mayor Bowser can provide food and shelter for them just like she wants Texas to do. I think Abbott sending them directly to DC was a stroke of genius and I can assure you, no one in Texas is complaining.

  32. stelmosfire July 18, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

    “CNN acts shocked that it’s over 100-degrees in Texas. Really? Never seen that before?”

    Proof that a climate catastrophe is upon us. Um OK, 42 years ago, 1980, Dallas ran 42 days with consecutive temps over 100. They’re not even close to breaking that run. Back then I doubt if they had half as much blacktop as now. But hey, push the panic button if you feel the urge. CNN watchers love that shit.

    • BackRowHeckler July 18, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

      Pretty nice summer round these parts, Stelmo. Hasn’t topped 90°F yet, altho a mini heatwave is in the forecast. Finally getting some rain today — watch how green everything gets in a few days.

      • Q. Shtik July 18, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

        Nine out of the next ten days where I live (central NJ) will have a high of 90 or greater. Not particularly unusual, I don’t think.

        • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 11:30 pm #

          Not one day yet over 100 (southeastern, northeastern, lower Michigan) – but not that unusual…

          Not much rain either, just humidity, wind, and lightning. So I hand-feed my garden, which – once again – won’t feed me.

          Violet leaf salad. Mmmm, mmmm. Park the lawnmower and pull out the salad dressing.

        • Q. Shtik July 19, 2022 at 11:23 am #

          Nine out of the next ten days where I live (central NJ) will have a high of 90 or greater. – Q.

          ===========

          The latest forecast is even worse… 3 of next 6 days will contain highs of 100, 100, and 101. I hate hot weather.

      • beantownbill. July 18, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

        I was at my swimming pool yesterday and the wind was blowing. A lot of yellow leaves on the trees blew down – a lot. The landscaping in our area is stressed and dried out. We’re in a drought here. Right now it’s pretty overcast and maybe it will rain later. We could use it.

        BTW, my hip is getting better, but not all better. I’m doing ok and don’t use any walking devices. What with my back and hip, I used to be in pain every day, but now when I wake up pain-free, my body thinks something’s wrong with it and I have to tell myself I’m fine. The only thing left for me is to build up my endurance – I can’t do too much without getting exhausted, and I’m sleeping 9 – 9.5 hours a day. But I can see I’m getting healthy again.

        Well, I’m going off to physical therapy shortly, where they kick the shit out of me; it’s literally a pain in the butt. Actually it’s not too bad, but I feel like complaining. LOL.

        • cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

          Beaner Bill, you are quite the man. So glad to hear that your energy is back up and pain levels are subsiding. At least you got all that medical stuff taken care of while you could, before we quickly fall down the slippery slide that will be the long emergency.

          • beantownbill. July 18, 2022 at 5:17 pm #

            Thank you. I did good today at PT. Last time the therapists had me on a recumbent bicycle. Today I started doing reps on a leg extension machine with weights and it was great. We’re starting to focus on strength training as well as stretching. I’m wondering if I should sign up for the 2023 Boston Marathon now.

            It wasn’t because I was smart that I got the surgery, it was because I was in constant pain, couldn’t sleep long and was very uncomfortable, so I reluctantly opted for the surgery. I’m just lucky about the timing. Now when the intruders come to my complex to rob me, I’ll be able to fight and take evasive action. For awhile I had fantasies about it ending it all for me when the bad and/or desperate guys broke into my home and I go down shooting from my bed.

        • SpeedyBB July 20, 2022 at 1:11 am #

          Exactly three months since I had my own hip replacement. At the time, I winced at the seven thousand clams it cost me but then someone here at CFN said a similar op could be up to two hundred thou in the USA, so I stopped complaining.

          Both legs are hurting, strangely enough, and particularly my knees. The new metal hip and territory around it are not at all painful.

          I attribute the discomfort in my legs to the relatively awkward way I am forced to walk, putting stress on bones, ligaments and muscles in a way they are not accustomed to. I must look like an old sea captain, waddling along.

          Fun note: Doctor Google informed me that bicycling is only 20% as stressful on the hips and legs as walking, so I started biking a couple of weeks ago. The pain in the legs I get from walking is not there at all when I’m on two wheels.

          Careful not to fall over and spring my new implant loose, however…

      • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

        We’ve had miserable heat and drought but last night had a nice storm.
        We sat out on the deck and watched the lightning. The frogs were almost as loud as the thunder.
        And today we had a water bucket covered with frog eggs. Damn!
        They got busy fast.

    • JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

      Lived in Dallas 1976 to 78.

      Summer weather was lots of 100 to 105 with occasional above that, highest 109.

      Phoenix has gotten warmer in last 18 years, we see 110 and above for days in a row now. Hottest month seems to be shifting from June to July.

      Hottest I have seen here, 122. I used to Facebook my thermometer when it hit 120. Not often.

      • JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 1:30 pm #

        Heat islands in huge megapolises could definitely be adding heat to the atmosphere and maybe why the northern hemisphere, where all the cities are, is melting its ice cap faster than the southern.

        A huge question today is whether heating effects of urban development might be a larger effect on warming than CO2 and methane.

        Or as usual, it is all three.

        • FGB3 July 18, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

          You sort of left out the giant elephant in the room JohnAZ the on-going climate engineering. All those man-made “clouds” created by the stratospheric aerosol injections are up there just for fun, sport, and amusement.

          As I said above, the Iron Mountain report specifically recommended environmental crises as an alternative to War for keeping the serfs under control. So when their scientists started to holler about “global warming”, they were setting the stage for what we are seeing now.

          It’s hard for the average Joe and Jane to know the difference between one kind of human cause and another. Both are human caused, but one is an active geo-engineering program and the other is a lie.

          • FGB3 July 18, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

            correction: are NOT up there just for fun

      • Q. Shtik July 18, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

        Phoenix has gotten warmer in last 18 years, – JAZ

        ==========

        On my first biz trip to Phoenix decades ago I stepped off the plane into 115 degree heat but it was OK because it was a “dry heat.” Haha, I love that line.

        • Q. Shtik July 18, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

          I just Googled Central NJ “local weather.” It is 91, feels like 99 with a severe thunderstorm warning in effect.

          • stelmosfire July 18, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

            30 degrees at Peters Sink yesterday Q.

      • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

        I’m reading a book about people who die in the Grand Canyon. Heat is the main killer. What on Earth are people thinking when they do strenuous hikes through a treeless expanse with the temperatures way over a 100?

        Some strong, experience thrill seekers are driven to test themselves. Such people are not to be blindly emulated. Know thyself. Are you hiking for pleasure or to test yourself? And if the latter, how much? To the point of putting yourself in danger? Do you know your limits? Do you know the conditions? Are you strong enough to carry the amount of water you will need?

        So what are people thinking? They aren’t.

        • malthuss July 18, 2022 at 7:54 pm #

          people fall into the canyon. taking photos.

          • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 11:22 pm #

            One guy pretended to be about to fall to freak out his daughter. He fell for real….

      • cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 1:59 pm #

        If only Europe could bottle up some of that heat and store it for the long, cold winter they are about to experience due to the lack of Russian natgas. Boy of boy, those people in the UK will be wishing for the 100 degree days of summer come winter!

        Maybe along with everything else, society has bred a complete new generation of pansies that cannot even take the hot or the cold, but need to be at a constant 69 degrees F at all times.

        • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

          I have seen Americans sleeping in the snow on the sidewalks of Boston and Chicago.
          So it cracks me up when people claim that they will “freeze to death” next winter because they have to turn the thermostats down in their houses.

          • cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

            Indeed, the majority of people are so soft these days, they cannot take a joke, a veiled insult, or a bit of sweat breaking upon their brow.

            I have one of those “mummy” sleeping bags that is good to like 30 below, so I have nothing to fear. The only things I worry about is the safety and comfort of my dog at home while I am away at work, and keeping my water pipes from freezing and bursting.

            One winter I had the air in my house so cold that a slight sheet of ice formed on the water in my toilet bowls! That I when I knew to turn the heat up a few extra degrees.

          • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

            Yes, pipes bursting is a potential problem.
            I have never had pipes burst (knock on wood) but my daughter in Texas had hers burst during the freeze of 2021.
            I think that our building codes are probably stricter here.

          • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

            People freeze to death all the time on the streets of America, Paula. Just as elderly English people freeze to death in their homes, or succumb to illness from being cold all the time. Not the immigrants, but rather native White English pensioners.

            How does one become so hard hearted, Paula? Maybe it’s something to strive for…..

          • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 6:54 pm #

            LOL, that is hilarious coming from you, Jarek.

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 11:34 pm #

            I turned my thermostat down to 52 (F) last winter. Don’t expect it to go that high this winter. I’m not laughing.

          • Paula D July 19, 2022 at 3:07 pm #

            That is lower than what people are screaming about, Blackbird. They are saying that turning their thermostat to 68 will literally kill them.
            Drama queens.

  33. Amman July 18, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

    “Do the populations of Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the rest just aim to roll into oblivion? Probably not. Rather, we are entering the season of upended governments.”

    I’ll raise you 5 they do not rise up.

    • FGB3 July 18, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

      I’ll see you five and raise you ten.

      • Rhett Dawson July 18, 2022 at 6:23 pm #

        Right. Everything has a tipping point. Conditions will worsen and worsen and worsen until there is nothing left but to rise up.

        Oh! Too be young!

        • Amman July 19, 2022 at 6:30 am #

          That’s too linear for me.

          • Rhett Dawson July 19, 2022 at 10:42 am #

            It is not all about you.

          • Amman July 19, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

            Whatever.

    • cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

      The days of milk and honey are certainly over for them. I would hate to be a resident of “the continent” these days.

      • BackRowHeckler July 18, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

        Greens are still talking a good game in Europe — “Its time to ramp up renewables” haha — it’ll finally be put to the test whether or not an advanced industrial country can be run on wind turbines and solar panels.

        • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

          Thus do the Ents hate the axe men. And the axe men hate the Ents, but love the trees. That’s why they cut them down, because they love them? And the wolves loveth the sheep, do they not? As you loveth ice cream….

          • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 11:37 pm #

            And the trees were long temps equal
            by hatchet, axe, and saw

            (Don’t much like Rush by the way – one of my northern neighbor’s cultural farts.)

        • Night Owl July 18, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

          In Germany, their latest face-saver is to propose speed limits on all sections of the autobahns here in order to balance out the emissions caused from restarting the coal plants.

          LOL.

  34. FGB3 July 18, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

    It’s odd. All that trouble to fraudulently elect … a what?
    Senile old pol and grifter??
    But wait! maybe that’s the point.
    Who cares what the U.S. citizens believe? (those with still operating brains)
    The Plan is to destroy America which is all that stands in the way of the Davos totalitarians.
    Correction: all that USED to stand in the way of the totalitarians.
    Now it’s Russia.
    Quandry: how do we destroy BOTH America and Russia?

    • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

      They are clearly working on it in Ukraine

      • Rhett Dawson July 18, 2022 at 6:19 pm #

        In cahoots. Vlad Putin is a New World Order WEF Young Global Leader from way back.

        It is all smoke-and-mirrors as they crush Freedom forever.

        • Amman July 19, 2022 at 6:33 am #

          Putin as WEF? That’s a good one.

          • Rhett Dawson July 19, 2022 at 10:40 am #

            This is not a fabrication. Rather, it is a well-documented fact.

            This is from Wikipedia:

            In a 2017 interview, Klaus Schwab said that Russian President Vladimir Putin had been recognized as a Young Global Leader, and also mentioned Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “I have to say, when I mention now names, like Mrs. (Angela) Merkel and even Vladimir Putin, and so on, they all have been Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum. But what we are very proud of now is the young generation like Prime Minister (Justin) Trudeau … We penetrate the cabinet. So yesterday I was at a reception for Prime Minister Trudeau and I know that half of his cabinet, or even more than half of his cabinet, are actually Young Global Leaders.”[12] Klaus has mentioned Putin a second time as shown in the documentary Das Forum, which goes into behind the scenes footage of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. In the clip Klaus states “Mrs. Merkel, Tony Blair, even Putin, they were all Young Global Leaders before.”[13]

            en(dot)wikipedia(dot)org/wiki/Young_Global_Leaders

            Think about it. How Best to bring down Western civilization?

          • Amman July 19, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

            Crock of sh-t.

          • Paula D July 19, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

            The Young Global Leaders was started in 1993 when Putin was already 40 years old which would age him out.
            There is no proof that he was ever involved except a statement by Schwab on a stage one time.

          • Night Owl July 19, 2022 at 9:22 pm #

            Everything Putin does is counter to the WEF agenda.

            Soros is on record as hating him, IIRC.

            And Soros just admitted recently that his OSF office in Ukraine is one of their most important.

            Add in what we have discovered about Ukraine’s role in the Great Reset, and Putin’s actions look even more positive.

            It was also Putin who put an end to the Anglo-American war machine’s previous proxy war in Syria, by sending their ISIS headchoppers to the Gardens of Pleasure.

  35. KesaAnna July 18, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

    ” there is good news to be found;

    IRAN CLAIMS NUCLEAR WEAPON CAPABILITY

    That would be good news to Me.

    No caveats on the horizon……

    The United States seemed to get really high on its moral high horse for awhile there regarding North Korea.

    Then , oops , North Korea got Nukes .

    I suspect they aren’t Cadillac nukes , but more like Honda Civic nukes .

    But that’s probably enough to make for a really fucking bad day in the second , fourth , and fifth richest economies in the world ,

    And probably enough to trigger two to three years of no spring or summer worldwide, or at least a large portion of it.

    Gee , North Korea got bumped to page 14 in a God damned hurry.

    Which , no , doesn’t break my heart.

    Among other reasons because I really don’t believe one American in a thousand gives a flying fuck whether North Koreans live in Aushwitz or in Disneyland.

    Iran —-

    Well, even the Shah had figured out by 1970 that the United States was no friend to Iran ,

    But the image of his regime had been irretrievably tarnished, the CIA started backing the Mullahs , and then cancer intervened.

    It would be a stupid or a crazy Iranian to trust U.S. government goodwill ,

    Especially when was the last time the U.S. government said anything regarding Iran that wasn’t flagrantly condescending, and /or blatantly hostile .

    • Jarek July 18, 2022 at 1:51 pm #

      Russia must support its ally, Iran. Let Israel know that it cannot attack Iran without facing fire and brimstone.

      • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 11:40 pm #

        I think Israel wants fire and brimstone.

  36. amb July 18, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

    The globalists/Deep State/Dems are so desperate to retain control and power you can bet that they will commit more atrocities in order to steal the Nov elections. They don’t care what anyone thinks or knows. They own this culture, and feed a firehose of propaganda into it daily, and they will use all of their resources to stay in power.

  37. Roundball Shaman July 18, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

    “Whose idea was it to send the wind-up doll president called ‘Joe Biden’ to Saudi Arabia?”

    The Indispensable Nation has become a World-wide laughing stock. A running Monty Python gag without the humor or intelligence behind theirs. A Nation that once was revered by many as the greatest Nation ever seen upon the face of the Earth has now fully devolved into slap-stick buffoonery and National embarrassment.

    The Marx Brothers and Three Stooges were geniuses compared to those who sit in High Places these days in elected and corporate offices all around United States Incorporated.

    It is important to note that Resident Biden is irrelevant in this entire process of ongoing National debasement and erasure. But those who hide in the darkest corners of Deep State who push this empty shell of a man around the World are eminently dangerous to all the people of the World.

    “Air Force One wings home through clouds of despair.”

    Air Force One limps home to Nation in crisis and anger and frustration and with a deepening sense of dread over what the next coming atrocity will be that is foisted upon We the People in this ongoing National Final Liquidation and population removal campaign.

    “So, now, Europe will starve and freeze.”

    And in much of The Indispensable Nation right now we are starving and burning up.

    Temperatures are rising… crops are dying… herds are being culled… rain is nowhere to be seen… and the process of ridding the Earth of these pesky and annoying natural resource-wasters known as human beings goes on as scheduled. And in the darkest corners of those who hide in the shadows… their snickering and laughter is palpable. Mission accomplished, right?

    “Somehow, Mr. Putin’s Russia is left to represent what remains of international rule-of-law while the western democracies sink deeper into a morass of deranged despotism.”

    Read Edgar Cayce on this subject. He saw this coming years ago. Nailed it.

    “Meanwhile, behind the news about emerging Omicron sub-variants…”

    Breaking News! Cold viruses mutate! They always have. They always will. We have never been without them. And we will never be without them.

    What’s different this time is that instead of just going on about our lives and business… billions of people want to just quit, lay down, mask-up, get more punctures… roll over, and die.

    Because of ‘The Virus!’? No. Because they have lost their will to live. They live without purpose in Life. They have given up. All they have left is to embrace the latest mutation of a cold virus to give their empty lives meaning while hoping that that their Dear Daddy Doctor ‘The Science!’ gives them a big hug and ‘guidance’ and feeds their infantile need to have this monster lovingly pat them on the head.

    Still trying to please Daddy after all these years. In whatever form ‘Daddy’ appears in your life.

    • Rhett Dawson July 18, 2022 at 6:14 pm #

      Well-said! Thank you.

      Do you have some quotes or links from Edgar Cayce about these times?

      • Anthea July 19, 2022 at 9:52 pm #

        I’m re-posting my reply because I notice that it’s been in moderation for a few days now because I supplied a link. (You can find this quote a lot of places if you do a search.)

        Cayce’s words on Russia are, “Through Russia,” Cayce said “comes the hope of the world. Not in respect to what is sometimes termed Communism or Bolshevism — no! But freedom — freedom! That each man will live for his fellow man. The principle has been born there. It will take years for it to be crystallized; yet out of Russia comes again the hope of the world.”

        As far as I know, that’s all he had to say about that.

      • Roundball Shaman July 20, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

        Edgar Cayce was a deeply spiritual person who had an extraordinary ability to read energies and perceive realms beyond the normal range. He would likely be quite intrigued by seeing World events these days with regard to his reading on this subject and what has happened to the spiritual makeup of the United States and Russia since he departed from this Earth.

  38. Paula D July 18, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

    That first paragraph was priceless. I think the analogy is perfect.

    • MaryQueen July 18, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

      Yes, that is MARVELOUS! I can see it playing out in my mind’s eye, like a movie.

  39. cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

    More proof that the “leaders” of this Biden Administration are coming apart at the seams and breaking down from old age:

    Interior Secretary Deb Haaland breaks leg while hiking in national park

    Haaland, 61, the first Native American to serve as a Cabinet secretary.

    “An evaluation this morning confirmed a break to her left fibula,” the statement said. “She is grateful to Park staff, the U.S. Park Police, and the team at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for their excellent care.”

    It is unclear the severity of Haaland’s injury, where on the fibula the break occurred, or how long it may take for it to heal. The fibula, also called the calf bone, is a long bone that runs next to the larger tibia bone, or shin bone.

    • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 11:41 pm #

      She ran into Dick Cheney.

      “Barrel or butt?” – Big Dick.

  40. MaryQueen July 18, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

    Incredibly excellent article today, James, Bravo! So many good lines in there, it was hard to pick.

    This one was very poignant & sums up the Russia/Ukraine conflict so succinctly: “The Ukraine gambit is a bust, a foolish miscalculation that was obvious from the start. All it accomplished was to reveal the pitiful dependence of our European allies on Russian oil and gas, leaving their economies good and truly scuppered without it.”

    Seems like the biggest incidence of cutting off one’s nose to spite his face that I can recall.

    • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 6:56 pm #

      “The purpose of NATO is to keep the US in, Russia out and Germany down.”
      Lord Ishmay, first gen sec of NATO

  41. KesaAnna July 18, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

    ” Your idea and rage were so real to you at that moment. Now you can’t even remember what is was about!  ”

    Thomas Paine’s , The Age of Reason ” was my Bible for the better part of 30 years.

    If you haven’t read it , in brief ;

    Paine did not think Atheism was intrinsically evil — he simply didn’t take it seriously.

    He thought Atheism was bat shit .

    But he was no friend of Christianity.

    Like I said , that was my Bible for past 30 years.

    Saul who became Paul and I it seems had a lot in common back in the day.

    But Russian tanks are shit , and we are the axis of evil — that I did not come to late.

    That has been life – long.

    Vietnam was slightly before my time , never the less I remember it well.

    All those Americans protesting the war , and talking shit about the U.S. Armed Forces , though they actually performed rather well in that war ,

    Anyway , those folks got college degrees for their trouble.

    They did more to aid the Viet Mihn than I ever did , but I got the grief.

    Near as I can make out to this day , because I did love my country.

    My guess would be that what angered me this time was , as it commonly is , some cute secular comment about religiosity , or which I interpreted as such ,

    Which again actually relates more to the Saul ,
    than the Paul ;

    Secularism has a long history of fanatically fiendishly sadistic and genocidal behavior.

    If anything they make the Aztecs and Thugee appear oddly moderate.

    A life time of shit about the Berlin Wall , but Trumps number one or number two campaign plank was a wall.

    Fixed elections !?

    A country that covers four time zones , and you have only had two viable political parties for over a hundred years.

    If that doesn’t suggest fixed , I don’t know what the fuck would.

    And so on.

    Anyway , that’s some bad blood that in my case goes back a lot further than a particular
    theology.

  42. cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 3:15 pm #

    You know one thing I’m surprised about? That more people didn’t engage in looting and rioting at the Indiana mall while that shooting was occurring yesterday. In any other big “blue” American city, the citizens would have taken it upon themselves to use this chaos to their advantage, and liberate some of the goodies that those stores in the mall had to offer.

    • MaryQueen July 18, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

      What’s most surprising is that no one heard of the mall shooting (at least I didn’t, nor did my friends) because apparently a good guy with a gun stopped the gunman and saved who knows how many lives.

      • Paula D July 18, 2022 at 6:57 pm #

        Actually that is not surprising at all.

        • MaryQueen July 19, 2022 at 9:25 am #

          No, it really is not, is it?

      • Jarek July 19, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

        When are you going to get one?

        • MaryQueen July 20, 2022 at 7:48 pm #

          What makes you think I don’t already have one?

          • Amman July 21, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

            Hehe on that one.

  43. cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

    Someone should pay to have a countdown clock like this installed in Times Square.

    https:// www (dot) countdownuntiljoebidenisoutofoffice.weebly.com

  44. tom clark July 18, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

    Jimbo…you’d make a great president. You should take over for Sleepy Joe. Maybe you’ve finally found your calling. ‘Bout time.

    • cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 3:38 pm #

      I don’t think anybody in their right frame of mind would ever want to take on the job of POTUS. Used to be that a job in the government or public sector was akin to serving your country or community and trying to make it better. Now it is all about “me, me, me” and what kind of graft you can get.

      There no longer seems to be a country to lead, why do we even bother having a president any longer? Eliminating that position would at least cut $300k in salary plus fringe benefits from the payroll and the national debt.

      • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 11:47 pm #

        I’ll do it. You don’t even have to pay me.

        In my vision of the Shining City of the Hill, you don’t get to run for office, your friends and neighbors shove you into it. “You go K-Man!”

        But yeah, if you prefer our host, I’ve got other things I can do…

    • Anthea July 19, 2022 at 6:22 pm #

      JHK is nowhere near low-down enough for that line of work.

  45. JackStraw July 18, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

    “Schwabenklausian stooges” paints an excellent image for the reader.

    I fear this week is going to be a very interesting one, and not in the positive sense.

    • Rhett Dawson July 18, 2022 at 6:06 pm #

      That is ominous, Jack. Do you care to elaborate?

  46. cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm #

    Just read a headline from the Guardian that stated:

    “Anthony Fauci says he will retire by end of Joe Biden’s first term”

    Key take away from this is the use of phrase “first term” – does this imply that there will perhaps be a second term for Biden? Is this a hint from the NWO that they are going to fix the election to give him a second term? I shudder at the thought.

    • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 11:49 pm #

      Predictive programming.

      “Tomorrow will be the same as today, and yesterday, only better!”

  47. JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

    In every way possible,

    Joe Biden is worse than Donald Trump.

    Mental Acumen

    Narcissism

    Corruption

    Corrupted family unit

    Morality

    In every way.

    Good job America.

    • JohnAZ July 18, 2022 at 4:23 pm #

      Add one

      Ignorant stupid cabinet.

      • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 11:52 pm #

        Ok, I’ll give you one point – at least Trump didn’t have a bald guy, in lipstick, and a dress, in his cabinet.

        But otherwise – I think he played his part to the hilt.

        Bravo GoldenGolem, bravo.

    • cowbell81 July 18, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

      It could get worse, and it likely will, when Newsome is elected POTUS. You know he is jonesin’ to be the first openly gay President, bring in his hubby as First Man, and inaugurate the Dept of Tranny Affairs.

      • Rhett Dawson July 18, 2022 at 6:04 pm #

        Bill Clinton would be miffed. He has been jonesin’ to be First Man for more than a couple of decades.

      • Blackbird July 18, 2022 at 11:57 pm #

        It’s too bad that you all won’t tune in to my prognostication…

        It’s the Hildebeast, stupid!

        Not that you’re stupid, of course. Just that, well… Pretty much everybody else is.

      • MaryQueen July 19, 2022 at 9:27 am #

        Newscum’s not gay

      • malthuss July 19, 2022 at 11:10 am #

        no ‘e’..newsom.

        • Q. Shtik July 19, 2022 at 11:14 am #

          correction: only one ‘e’ in Newsom.

    • Jarek July 19, 2022 at 11:53 am #

      The real, pre-stroke, Joe Biden was a race realist. Trump was always a liberal.

      • Night Owl July 19, 2022 at 6:45 pm #

        “I got hairy legs that turn blonde in the sun. The kids used to come up and reach in the pool & rub my leg down so it was straight & watch the hair come back up again. So I learned about roaches. I love kids jumping on my lap.”

        He learned about roaches, kids.

    • Night Owl July 19, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

      You miss the obvious here: Joe Biden is everything they claimed Trump was.

      Another case of the inversion that governs nearly everything they do and say.

      • Night Owl July 19, 2022 at 6:43 pm #

        And I should add that this tactic was most evident in the Ukraine Hoax, where Trump was attacked for (not) doing exactly what Biden did.

        And Biden did it on fucking camera.

  48. tom clark July 18, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

    JAZ…you’re an asshole. Other than that. you’re a pretty good guy.

    • JohnAZ July 19, 2022 at 1:55 am #

      Those who name call usually have nothing more intelligent to say.

      Hope you are enjoying yourself.

      • Rhett Dawson July 19, 2022 at 10:28 am #

        True dat.

      • Anthea July 19, 2022 at 6:35 pm #

        Tom is a prime example of the cohort of Americans who are a curse on this country: 12-year-old minds in adult bodies.

  49. Night Owl July 18, 2022 at 6:38 pm #

    Good article from Naomi Wolf that includes photos of the damage the MRNA shots did to lab rats.

    Graphic, but far worse is to know that this is what is going on in anyone who has had more than one dose of this stuff.

    https://naomiwolf.substack.com/p/facing-the-beast?r=l5gn4&s=r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=direct

  50. stelmosfire July 18, 2022 at 6:45 pm #

    NBC nightly news lead story, We’re all gonna die. Live in a desert. No water. Your problem. Texas, droughts or floods, take your pick. We’ve engineered the geography with water diversion projects. Just water the central valley in CA, OK. I like my out of season 3000 mile veggies. Guess what AZ, Southern CA, NV, Your screwed. Here in the NE we ain’t had shit for rain this year. When the plaintains in my yard die you know the drought is here and the shit is real. Last year we got 20″ of rain in July. It’s just weather. Today over an inch of slow rain and temps over 90 for a week coming up. The plants will rule the world around here soon. Plans for August, cutting vines!

    • MaryQueen July 18, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

      The west is about to hit a water crisis. I might have to high-tail it back to the midwest because the influx to Idaho is sure to be insane.

    • BackRowHeckler July 18, 2022 at 7:41 pm #

      You mean the party is over in “Vegas”?

      After the Chicago Outfit and the Teamsters Union spent so much schwag to set it up? What a shame!

      • malthuss July 18, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

        not yet far as utube shows me.

    • stelmosfire July 18, 2022 at 8:29 pm #

      Make that plantains. “the white man’s footprint”. Common weed in the NE. Good for ya too. I have recently started to harvest the purslane weed that grows like crazy around here. My garden is overrun with the stuff . Everybody thinks it’s a weed. A weed is just an unwelcome plant. It is a superfood and grows everywhere. Vitamins and omegas like crazy. I think it tastes like spinach. Garlic and olive oil, yum. Look it up. It’s every where around here.

      • stelmosfire July 18, 2022 at 8:40 pm #

        Lambs Quarters, I pull them out and trash them by the thousands.Who knew? A new weed to eat. No Soup For You! Eat the weeds!

      • Anthea July 18, 2022 at 11:48 pm #

        I’ve eaten purslane. Not my favorite, but not half bad. I’m not a big fan of lamb’s quarters, either. (I guess I’m spoiled.) But almost anything is very tasty, with enough butter and garlic.

        What I do like very much is poke salat. One of the very best wild foods is wild parsnip roots. You dig them in winter or early spring. This is partly because that’s when the roots are at their best and partly because contact with the foliage causes a horrifying allergic reaction. But the foliage dies back in winter and you can still identify the plant by the little rosette on the ground. The roots are very sweet and flavorful.

        • Blackbird July 19, 2022 at 12:00 am #

          Stinging nettle.

          Know your land.

          • Anthea July 19, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

            I’ve always planted a small patch of stinging nettle everywhere I’ve lived for the past 30 years.

            I had a patch when my kids were young. They used to have little-kid play-fights with a couple of neighbor kids, and once when one of the neighbor boys was chasing one of my girls, she lured him into running through a patch of stining nettles.

            Sometimes I would eat a small batch of nettles in the spring, before the plants got ratty looking. It does okay in Alfredo sauce too. I never made as much use of it as I probably should have.

        • gustafson.robert.22 July 19, 2022 at 9:49 am #

          Dock leaves are my fav wild veg.

          • Anthea July 19, 2022 at 6:55 pm #

            Dock is only good in early spring, before it get tough. Interestingly, people in the soapmaking groups of Facebook use the root to color soap pink. I never tried this, because I got fed up with natural soap colorants very early in my soapmaking career. Too many batches of cold-cut themed soaps. With madder root you get soap that looks like liverwurst. With indigo root you get battleship gray. Turmeric may or may not give you yellow, and if it does it fades in a month or so. Pain in the ass.

      • Anthea July 18, 2022 at 11:59 pm #

        Another wild superfood that is abundant around here is autumn olive berries. The berries are very high in lycopene, and some people have tried to market them as a health food. A sauce made from the berries tastes very similar to tomato sauce, but a little tannic. I’ve made spaghetti sauce with autumn olive berry sauce instead of tomato sauce and had people tell me they couldn’t tell the difference. (One of these people was a teenage boy who would have swallowed a sofa whole if I’d put butter and garlic on it.)

        When I first encountered the trees, I thought they must be some kind of wild cherry. So I used to make a sweet sauce from them and pass it off as “cherry sauce.” (The berries taste nothing like cherries.) It was good with pork chops and winter squash.

        • stelmosfire July 19, 2022 at 11:19 am #

          Anthea, thanks for the heads up on the poke salat. Never heard of it. I thought those poke berries were bad news. Sounds good. Lots growing around here.

          • Q. Shtik July 19, 2022 at 11:38 am #

            thanks for the heads up on the poke salat. – stelmo

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

            I don’t get it. Here is the Google definition of salat:

            the ritual prayer of Muslims, performed five times daily in a set form.

          • stelmosfire July 19, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

            Q, It’s a southern thing I guess. Search it. I never heard of it before but I’ll give it a try.

            Poke Salad, Poke Greens, Poke Salat, Poke Weed

          • cowbell81 July 19, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

            “Polk Salad Annie” is a 1968 song written and performed by Tony Joe White. Its lyrics describe the lifestyle of a poor rural Southern girl and her family. Traditionally, the term to describe the type of food highlighted in the song is polk or poke sallet, a cooked greens dish made from pokeweed.

          • Night Owl July 19, 2022 at 6:39 pm #

            Salat is also salad in German. Could be a connection.

          • Anthea July 19, 2022 at 7:08 pm #

            All parts of the poke plant are poisonous. Some people use the berries for colds and flu, using a dose of one or two berries, but the berries are poisonous and eating too many can kill a child.

            Poke salat greens that are not prepared properly to remove the toxins will give you diarrhea, but that’s about it. The root is VERY poisonous, but can be used as a medicine in VERY small doses. It has been used against cancer. Ethnobotanist J.L. Hudson says he cured his Lyme Disease with poke (presumably a tincture of the root).

            Poke leaves are gathered in the spring when the plant is only about 12 inches tall or less. Online sources will say to boil the greens in three changes of water. This turns them to mush and is not necessary.

            The way I prepare poke is to fill a large pot (6-8 quart size) with water, bring the water to a boil, throw in about a pound of poke leaves, cover and remove from heat. Let sit for about 20 minutes and drain. Poke is then ready to eat without being cooked to death.

            I always get a craving for poke in the spring. It probably has good nutrients in it, plus it is a lymphatic cleanser.

            I also noticed that whenever I ate poke this spring, my blood sugar dropped a lot. I’m diabetic, so this was good news. Or it could have been coincidence.

          • Anthea July 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm #

            @ cowbell:

            II always thought it was called poke because it was collected in a poke sack, but Wikipedia says the name comes from the Indian name “puccoon or pocan.”

            Some of the traditional medicinal uses are listed by Maude Grieve in “A Modern Herbal,” which you can view online. If you decide to try it as a medicine, use extreme caution. Maude Grieve does give recommended dosages.

      • Anthea July 19, 2022 at 7:38 pm #

        Another wild food that is common here in Missouri is Jerusalem artichoke. It’s very expensive in health food stores, but if you plant it in the garden you will be drowning in Jerusalem artichokes.

        I never learned to recognize the wild plant, but my daughter planted it in the garden a couple of years ago. She says that once you’re familiar with the plant you see it all over the place along the roadsides. It looks a lot like black-eyed Susans, and you have to learn to tell them apart.

        • Redneck Liberal July 20, 2022 at 9:22 pm #

          Why is it expensive in health food stores when it’s a weed growing everywhere? Doesn’t add up.

          • benr July 22, 2022 at 5:49 pm #

            Why are you so dense?

            Just because something grows everywhere does not mean it’s grown in a safe manner or place.
            Do you really want to eat that healthy weed growing next to the freeway that has been watered with toilet to tap water and every neighborhood dog has urinated on it?
            Organic costs.
            Shipping adds on to the final cost, that diesel is expensive!
            All the fair trade and practice bullshit adds on to the final cost!
            Every time it’s handled in the process to get it to market adds on to the final price.
            Don’t forget the average 33.33% markup when it hits the store.

            I guess you really are just stupid but hey you can spell and punctuate like a pro you just can’t think beyond the regurgitated talking points and insults.

  51. Htruth July 18, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

    FBI Raids Chinese Communist Party owned factory in Michigan: https://americanyellowvest.wpcomstaging.com/2022/07/18/fbi-raids-greenville-communists/

  52. jarrollin July 18, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

    How does this thread waver between a discussion on party politics to guessing what the big bad oligarchs will do next? If the oligarchs are as big and bad as some say, they can crush anything to do with party politics. It would be like a steam roller driving over an egg shell.

    • Rhett Dawson July 19, 2022 at 1:36 am #

      You are naïve. Of course the Global oligarchs run both GOP and Dems as a charade of democracy for the entertainment of the dull. D’uh!

      • jarrollin July 19, 2022 at 2:20 am #

        The thread seems filled with people who believe in the charade. Go call them naive.

        • Rhett Dawson July 19, 2022 at 10:26 am #

          OK. Any dullard who thinks that the staged entertainment of GOP versus Dems is legitimate is naïve.

    • gustafson.robert.22 July 19, 2022 at 9:41 am #

      This thread ought to be about how energy issues trump oligarchs’ power, and party-politics as well.

  53. Redneck Liberal July 18, 2022 at 10:23 pm #

    The Last Days of Joe Biden”

    I seem to recall the imminent demise of President Biden has been predicted by JHK many times already, with the first one (if I recall correctly) being in Spring 2021 when it was going to be all over by Memorial Day.

    • benr July 19, 2022 at 11:55 am #

      Honesty check.

      Do you believe Joe Biden is actually fit to lead?

      • stelmosfire July 19, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

        “Do you believe Joe Biden is actually fit to lead?”

        Shit, you kidding? Shuffles can lead me all the way to the breakfast taco bar. After that for a double scoop of Cherry Garcia.

        • benr July 19, 2022 at 4:23 pm #

          You might actually get that if you are under 14 and let him sniff your hair.

      • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2022 at 8:11 pm #

        benr – you missed the point (again), which was that JHK has predicted Biden’s imminent demise time and time again, yet here he is still.

        As to his ‘fitness to lead’ or not, who the fuck knows? He won the 2020 election by a massive majority. Are there some other criteria to be applied?

        • benr July 19, 2022 at 9:04 pm #

          One of the most dishonest answers ever.

          You have plenty to say about Trump who actually and provably won his election in a massive landslide.
          He also in terms of a sitting President got the most votes ever recorded and yet with the massive changes in how we vote we are then to be told Joe Biden a wildly unpopular person over all somehow got more votes than both Trump and Obama.

          Come on man ANSWER THE DAMN QUESTION.

          Is Joe Bien fit to be resident in the Whitehouse?

          • Redneck Liberal July 19, 2022 at 9:24 pm #

            Hahahaaaa….Trump = Loser. benr = pitiful.

          • benr July 20, 2022 at 8:41 am #

            Says the pathetic troll who can’t answer a simple question truthfully.
            You are again relegated to the dunce chair as the worst poster here.

          • MaryQueen July 20, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

            All Fake Trae has are taunts and babyish tantrums.

            That’s what most liberals have been reduced to.

          • benr July 20, 2022 at 8:09 pm #

            Cowardice on display.

          • Redneck Liberal July 20, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

            You’re such a thicko, benr…how is your question even relevant to my point?

            That point being that Joe Biden’s demise has been predicted by JHK on a pretty regular basis since Jan 20, 2021, yet still he abides.

            Nice work on going back to the ‘dunce hat’ analogy. No doubt you had plenty of experience of that in your home-schooled education!

          • Redneck Liberal July 20, 2022 at 8:33 pm #

            “Taunts”, sure. ‘Tantrums’, no, I dispute that.

            I spend most of my time in this cesspit of fucked-up opinion trying not to laugh too hard.

          • Redneck Liberal July 20, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

            “…Trump who actually and provably won his election in a massive landslide.
            He also in terms of a sitting President got the most votes ever recorded…”

            See? There’s the problem. You actually truly BELIEVE all that nonsense, so we have nothing to discuss. You’re living in a Trump-driven fever dream, so you have no idea of what’s actually happening in the actual world. Very sad, actually, but you’re making the choice of being an ignorant dumbass.

          • benr July 21, 2022 at 9:27 am #

            @redneck lunatic

            Look folks he once again completely ignores the actual question asked and goes on a tirade and has the unmitigated gall to say I missed the point.

            Again, do you believe Biden is mentally fit to be President?
            25TH AMENDMENT being discussed on Bidens fitness as resident I say resident because he is not my President.
            I support zero of anything he says or does.
            Covfefe ring a bell?

            instagram.com/tv/CgNS5mxF-I0/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

            Answer yes or no if you don’t answer one or the other your cowardice is once again on display.
            Idiot bragging about oil prices coming down to Obama era high gas prices.

            instagram.com/tv/CgNlwoytSsl/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

            Your communist blue party is falling flat on its face in every metric one can measure.

            It really is the economy stupid.

            They want Americans driving EV cars and trucks but how are they going to generate all that power?
            Cover the world in windmills and solar panels still won’t get it done.

          • Redneck Liberal July 21, 2022 at 7:22 pm #

            That tirade serves to eloquently underline just what a fucking idiot you are.

            Keep it up – you’re always consistent in your amusing rants (once the reader has punctuated the posts).

          • benr July 21, 2022 at 8:50 pm #

            As are you wrong on every count and every post.
            keep it up we need a village idiot.

        • Paula D July 21, 2022 at 7:13 pm #

          Alzheimer’s isn’t lethal. Some people live for many years with it.

          • benr July 21, 2022 at 8:45 pm #

            Yes, it is.
            Eventually.

            There is no treatment that cures Alzheimer’s disease or alters the disease process in the brain. In advanced stages of the disease, complications from severe loss of brain function — such as dehydration, malnutrition or infection — result in death.

          • Redneck Liberal July 22, 2022 at 9:13 am #

            Love that c&p job, benr. It’s so obvious – big words spelt correctly., with punctuation.

      • MaryQueen July 19, 2022 at 11:07 pm #

        He can’t answer that AND keep his stellar standing in the Blue-No-Matter-Who club.

        • Redneck Liberal July 20, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

          Hahaha…so easily triggered.

        • Redneck Liberal July 20, 2022 at 9:14 pm #

          I wasn’t actually aware that there’s a “Blue No Matter Who” club. That’s probably because you just made it up, in your beguilingly attractive way-with-words style.

          There’s a couple of not-Blues I’d vote for. Adam Kinzinger for sure – he should be the next Republican nominee for president, but he can’t be because he’s actually sane…

          And possibly Liz Cheney – again, because at least she’s sane compared to the shysters & grifters she’d have to take on (though her weirdo crack about postpartum abortions puts a crack in that qualification to some extent).

          The GOP’s future looks like a mob of totally insane fuck-ups: Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, Louie Gohmert, Rick Scott, Rand Paul (though he’s looking less crazy, in comparison, by the day), Jim Jordan, Ronny Jackson and a whole ‘swatch’ (to quote ex-President Dickhead) of otherwise sane-looking but secretly gleeful Trumpistas.

        • MaryQueen July 20, 2022 at 10:23 pm #

          Hmmm. What am I “triggered” about?

          You’re such a dummy, all I can do is laugh at you.

  54. docmartin July 18, 2022 at 11:43 pm #

    Mr Kunstler makes many predictions that never pan out. I wish they did. Let’s hope that this fall we will see the beginnings of a return to the center. I think the sentiment is already out there, but the far left are now like a wounded animal, even more vicious than usual.

    • workingclasshero July 20, 2022 at 12:17 am #

      Worse still is the fact that close to twenty states have almost completely outlawed abortion except for rape and a short list of medical reasons. The Republicans were looking at state and national landslides and just gave 60% IMHO back to the Dems.

  55. Blackbird July 19, 2022 at 12:10 am #

    “Did they really want to commit suicide like that?”

    Yes.

    That is the job they were selected for. It’s not incompetence, it’s malfeasance.

  56. SoftStarLight July 19, 2022 at 3:33 am #

    Personally, I view predictions more as guidestones than as verbatim readings of future scenarios and circumstances. Thus I feel as if I have been guided appropriately. To each their own of course.

    Speaking of predictions, I rewatched a movie this weekend called Await Further Instructions which came out in 2018, and was amazed to realize that it is essentially a looking glass prophecy into perhaps what the Schwabians would like for our ultimate future to be. I realized too how oblivious I was to the predictive programming when I first saw it. Basically without giving too many details the film essentially analogizes the pandemic lockdowns, the experimental vaccines, the collapse of civilization, and the triumph of AI? Question mark because its actually more like cyborgism rather than AI. But you can watch for those details. Anyhow, all of that to say that sometimes you don’t even know you’ve come across a prediction until its in the rearview mirror.

    • Woodchuck July 19, 2022 at 10:29 pm #

      Homo sapiens seems to differ from all the other mammals in that periodically we deliberately kill vast numbers of our own species. According to some DNA studies, we also had cannibalism going on among some of our species in the remote past. Compared to how dogs behave, we are disgusting. Stories in the New Testament propose that our sick behavior is the result of dsembodied evil entities influencing us or even acting out through us. Now us “educated” people think that our problems arise not from demonic activity but from the activity of the molecules and electric forces moving about in the cells in our brains. Sometimes when I’ve viewed those horrifying videos and pics of German concentration camps, I tend to think that what I’m viewing is something no other mammal on the planet would engage in – aside from humans. So as far as I’m concerned, what does that tell you when the rest of all the mammals on the planet won’t stoop down to our level?

      Predictions? Hey, who is to stop anyone from posting wacky predictions? I predict the US will push Russia to the edge, we get to the brink of an all out nuclear exchange, and none other than Jehovah Himself shows up? Not the kind, gentle Jesus, but the dude in the Old Testament who repented from ever making us and was so pissed off about our behavior once that he drowned just about everybody. We collectively force this guy to show up, and he arrives in a very foul mood and starts kicking asses world wide – starting from the top and then working on down to us. He decides to cut the Russians some slack because Russia is not only the planet’s largest country but it’s also officially Christian with the Russian state giving support to the Russian Orthodox Church.

      • Socrates-Detroit July 20, 2022 at 8:22 am #

        Russia’s (you can choose) special military operation in/invasion of Ukraine has pulled the veil off the feelings of visceral hatred toward Russia held by so many of the Western elite.

        Is this solely because of geopolitics and money?

        After all, even a “weakened”, post-USSR Russia was and is a major check on US ambitions. While Russia does, or did, participate in the dollar-denominated “global” (aka Western) trade system, it was not subservient to it.

        Or is there something more? The elites are secular. The Western elites are (naturally) descended from the Western Catholic Church. Protestantism is an offshoot of Catholicism.

        Russia is the only major power that is nominally Orthodox Christian. The white Russian elites are mostly Orthodox, or secularized descendents of Orthodoxy.

        There have only been two major Orthodox powers in history: the Byzantine Empire and Russia.

        The Byzantines were harassed and stabbed in the back by the West. Now the West seeks to “destroy” Russia via a proxy war.

        A war that was instigated BY the West, where Russia has very valid reasons to occupy the Ukraine for security.

        The actions, and accepted discourse (aka “some one should kill Putin”) are unprecedented.

        Anti-Orthodoxy is now veiled as “anti-Russia”. And anti-Russian is the new anti-Semitism.

        • Socrates-Detroit July 20, 2022 at 8:30 am #

          And essentially, anti-Orthodoxy is ultimately anti-Christianity.

          The elites are secular and Godless. THEY consider themselves, or want to be, and want to play God.

          That’s what Quigley revealed six decades ago (“world domination from financial manipulation”), when money had become a means of control, in addition to brute force.

          Now we have technology. The COVID vax is the opening for a new form of control–the vax pass, which today is a phone app or piece of paper, but could become a chip.

          Green is another: persuade people they must “change”. They will have nothing and become modern serfs in a feudal world owned and run by “elite” overlords…playing God.

          So, it’s not simply that the “elite/deep state/WEF/etc” hates “Orthodox Russia”–they are virulent haters of Christianity and Christians. It just so happens that, depending on one’s views and belief’s, Orthodox Christianity, as practiced by several (perhaps many?) Orthodox adherents, not just in Russia, but in other nominally Orthodox nations like Ukraine (ironically), Greece,Serbia, and Orthodox living in the US, Canada, Australia, and the West is the closest (the most “Orthodox”) form of Christianity, and thus the one to be most despised.

        • Paula D July 21, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

          I don’t think the elites hate Russia because they are Christian.
          They hated them during Soviet times because they inspired rebellion among the proles.
          They don’t hate them now, they just want their land and resources, and they will kill as many Russians as they need to, to get their stuff.
          They just whip up hate among the proles to further their piracy plans. Gotta have the masses following along with the agenda.

          • Socrates-Detroit July 22, 2022 at 10:41 am #

            Very true. A lot of tangible reasons.

            Still, I don’t remember these public expressions of visceral hatred when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, or when flight KAL 007 was shot down.

            Of course, now we live in more of a clown world now.

      • Redneck Liberal July 20, 2022 at 10:14 pm #

        You’re nuts.

  57. stelmosfire July 19, 2022 at 9:25 am #

    “The good people of this world are very far from being satisfied with each other and my arms are the best peacemakers.” – Samuel Colt, 1852

    RIP Sam also Mr. Glock on this anniversary of your birth.

  58. MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 19, 2022 at 9:44 am #

    We are all waiting for the other shoe to drop/the worm to turn/the pendulum to swing/the veil to be lifted/the straw to finally break the camel’s back….(did I forget any?)

    That would mean a massive revelation that would bring the public’s hive mind back to believing what their brain tells them instead of what the media tells them.

    We’ve been told the opposite of reality for so long, that would be quite a shock, wouldn’t it?

    My fear is that given the massively-deserved distrust so many now have with the media, if they were to make a bombshell shift and actually speak the truth, and the still-sane feel they are genuinely making progress toward the return of public sanity…would we even believe it? Or would that mean we are in even more of a dangerous situation than we are at the moment?

    • mitchellc July 19, 2022 at 10:02 am #

      Ha ha, excellent point. As utilized by many a famous author, would a shift to truth have a similar effect? That is, if the psychological damage has been so successfully effective, would truth now engender similar levels of distrust?

      That being said, the core points above and beyond these interesting speculations are thus: overshoot, depletion and degradation.

      We are 7x over a sustainable pop level, with resources used to support even that number consumed in a wild 100 year orgy of excess.

      Elite thinkers know the score – have known for decades – and are determined to win. They’ve crafted a plan to retain power in a future neo feudal environment that entails strict controls over property, travel and social rights.

      We get it – the time now is observing the game play out.

  59. mitchellc July 19, 2022 at 9:48 am #

    JohnAZ, I’ve got to say you seem to have made the furthest strides from normal political opinion to one of complete understanding in a very short time.

    It does give some hope that if your journey is representative of even a small minority of people, it still constitutes numbers in the millions.

    Ultimately, and this is what your current posts now accurately reflect, is that a small organized minority will prevail against a larger dis/un organized majority.

    If a sense of duty is inverted, then corruption is justified by those competing in politics/government as just another platform where the ‘best’ succeed in their chosen endeavors.

    Once you understand that critical aspect, then you can shed any sense of betrayal and outrage upon discovering that your faith in institutions, traditions and good governance has been violated. (We see this residual effect daily on this very board.)

    And so, the cycle turns again as the entrenched elite become complacent, essentially becoming disorganized, while the 3% get serious, finally moving past the denial/negotiation/anger stages to arrive at reality.

    • gustafson.robert.22 July 19, 2022 at 9:52 am #

      John AZ just had more perspective all along than you at first gave him credit for, mc.

      • mitchellc July 19, 2022 at 10:25 am #

        Its not a mark of shame; We have all made the same journey.

        I still recall some pointing out the game back when zero hedge first started (2009?) It just seemed so blase, that our team were indeed the “good guys”.

        LOL

    • Woodchuck July 19, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

      There’s a completely different perspective on historical and current events, and that’s from the point of view of an old fashioned monarchist. In the West, we’ve all been taught history from the Jacobin point of view. French Revolution was good, Louis 14th was a terrible tyrant. Teaching or believing in monarchies rather than in republics – well – you are asking for difficulty in life if you do that. People will be offended and frightened by that perspective of history.

      Unfortunately, republics are short lived. Historical statisticians have come up with the figure of 250 years as the average lifespan of a republic on a graph of the past 3000 year timeline. If the USA is an average republic, we are bumping right up against our expiration date. The systems of democratic self government among humans has very bad basic design flaws. What’s happening right now might be normal during a republic’s last days.

      Anyone wishing to explore the history and stability of monarchies can find a very good blog on the subject by googling “mad monarchist”. The site owner can’t publish his real name or email address on his site due to the volume of hate mail he gets.

      • Anthea July 19, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

        All governments are basically rule by whichever group of armed thugs is able gain enough power to lick competing groups of armed thugs.

        Rule by monarchies and their attendant hierarchies of aristocracies seems to create more stable societies. I don’t know enough history to know if they are more politically stable.

        With republics and democracies, “equality” rests primarily on the ability of anyone and everyone to have an equal opportunity to access “the political means”–that is, everybody has an equal opportunity to ascend to the parasite/rentier class and thus avoid working for a living (“the economic means”).

        If you think about it, you can see how having everyone jostling everyone else to gain access to the “political means” and benefit from the machinery of state is inherently destabilizing.

        Instead of having one solidly entrenched group of armed thugs running things (an aristocracy), you have myriad groups of thugs in constant competition to gain control.

        Plus artistocratic regimes of “prestige” have almost always presented themselves as espousing traditional values and behaving in a way the the commoners would want to emulate. They were to some degree not allowed to be really trashy, but were expected to be more like Mr. D’Arcy in “Pride and Prejudice”–collecting the Elgin Marbles and having a sister who was a very accomplished pianist. You were supposed to be educated, cultured, refined, and highly accomplished in something or other. You don’t get that among the ruling class in republics. They are most often frankly the worst kind of ignorant, vulgar trash.

        • Woodchuck July 20, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

          Here’s something from the mad monarch’s blog under the menu choice “Myths”.

          “Republics bring progress, monarchies only oppressed.”

          Historical fact says otherwise. Time and time again history has shown that the end of monarchy makes things worse for a country, not better. In France it resulted in the “Reign of Terror” that saw tens of thousands of people get their heads chopped off. In Russia, the loss of the monarchy allowed the Bolsheviks to take power who then created the Soviet Union which spread oppression around the world and murdered millions of people. In China the result was a chaotic period of warlord rule followed by the bloodiest civil war in human history and then a communist dictatorship that took the lives of 60 million people. The end of monarchy in Germany and Austria resulted in divided republics that allowed Adolf Hitler to come to power, devastate the continent and butcher 9 million people…….”

          One great example of a successful, stable, and long lived monarchy is the House of Wittelsbach. This family ruled Bavaria for some 700 years or so, if I remember correctly. This family was much beloved by the Bavarians. The famed and fun Oktoberfest in Munich started as as huge outdoor party/festival in celebration of the marriage of a Wittelsbach prince or duke. They had an apparently secretly gay King Ludwig II on the throne for a while, a total artist, dreamer, music lover, and genius architect. His remains are in the family crypt under the Munich cathedral, and there are usually always fresh flowers and lit candles at his sarcophagus. Bavarians have not forgotten him. When I was there Ludwig’s tomb was the only one I saw among many others decorated like that.

      • TPTB-USA July 20, 2022 at 12:48 am #

        Ray Dalio posted chapters to his book [The Changing World Order – Dalio – linkedin] throughout the year 2020, and in the September chapter, he writes about transition periods in Chinese history, where there would be different factions vying for power to get to impose their vision of the format for the new game of life.

        I found it to be a detailed, thought provoking, assessment of the cycle of an empire.

        “This Big Cycle produces swings between 1) peaceful and prosperous periods of great creativity and productivity that raise living standards a lot and 2) depression, revolution, and war periods when there is a lot of fighting over wealth and power and a lot of destruction of wealth, life, and other things we cherish.”

        While I believe the world is at one of those transition periods, success for the masses is predicated on unity, and the US is in desperate need of leadership that can articulate the predicament and unite the population.

  60. MaryQueen July 19, 2022 at 10:24 am #

    Just talked to my jabbed (probably 4x) sister and she said she now has Fibromyalgia. And she said my other sister has thyroid issues. Also jabbed.

    Neither one connects it to the jab.

    • JohnAZ July 19, 2022 at 11:10 am #

      My daughter, all of a sudden, has positive autoimmune indicators and positive arthritis indicators.

      Any inflammatory indicator, including the heart markers should be done on anyone that has had the vaxx, or the disease. Before they die.

      • MaryQueen July 19, 2022 at 11:08 pm #

        I’m so sorry, JAZ.

        Dammit.

    • malthuss July 19, 2022 at 11:12 am #

      my neighbor had that as well..is it a disease or a condition?

      • anmariwakaranai July 19, 2022 at 7:31 pm #

        Sell them on iver, neem or hydrochloroquine plus nac zinc n vit c.

      • MaryQueen July 19, 2022 at 11:09 pm #

        Immune deficiency disorder.

        • malthuss July 20, 2022 at 8:25 pm #

          the gal who had it had this huge flabby body.

          her nephew had the same look.

          • MaryQueen July 20, 2022 at 10:24 pm #

            That certainly doesn’t help.

  61. JohnAZ July 19, 2022 at 10:59 am #

    Well, I enjoyed your critique of me.

    For the record, I have been an opponent of our government, the Deep State since 2008 when I read TLE the first time.

    Actually, when I was about 35, it was a real eye opener for me that the world was not an orderly, well run place, but a place run by numbskulls that have not a clue. The world does not thrive, it survives the idiot class.

    Everyone on the blog knows that I was hesitant to condemn the vaxx at first because of the lack of data. A group of MDs came out with ideas of what could happen, I wanted proof and it did not exist except in a group of opinions. I have used my knowledge of immune systems and wide open eyes and ears to determine a theory for myself about the s protein that condemns the vaxx and makes it imperative to try to avoid the crud itself. It is the worst case of medical overstep in history. For me and mine, no more.

    BTW, I read a description of the Novavax vaccine, the great savior from the mRNA series. I was shocked to find out the new protein antigen presented by vaccine is

    Ta da! The S protein installed on a nano particle. With my theory of was is going on, this is no game changer, just another fiasco.

    A slight piece of good news is that medical officialdom is starting to findalternatives to mRNA. They still have a very dangerous antigen in the s protein.

    If you have read my posts, you know what I think is going on in the world. I do feel that there is only one thing standing in the way of the Mob’s takeover of the Western World, that is the vote in the USA. If the demographics have shifted too much, it will make little difference. Or if it is now fixed through manipulation, it will make little difference. One way or the other, losing the veracity of the vote this year will place the Uniparty in control over the country. It will be time for the patriots to put up or shut up. Either leave the USA and create a sensible alternative, or just leave.

    • JohnAZ July 19, 2022 at 11:00 am #

      Start by blowing up every single media outlet in the US for pulling fraud on the country for fifty years and CREATING the political mess we are in.

    • mitchellc July 19, 2022 at 11:24 am #

      Well, I would suggest that full realization means that all govt is suspect as a matter of principle. That is, you don’t have to wait for “facts”; rather the default is distrust.

      A year before the first vax, when the first mandates were being issued, all I kept saying is: doesn’t anybody remember viet nam or “war on terror” driven by dominoes and wmd, respectively?

      Or how the Fed was created on a midnight vote back before xmas, 1913? Or, remember the Maine? Or, the Zimmerman telegram (WW1)?

      Once you understand these and other critical turning points, you can see the handlers outside of the fishbowl. At that point, you don’t need to consider anything “true”, rather your first thought should be “why?”.

      Covid had many reasons, including getting rid of Trump. But of course the real reason was the empires first major action to address overshoot, depletion and degradation.

      Ans here we are.

      • Amman July 21, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

        Overdebt, if you ask me. Because nothing is depleted except Govt. IQ.

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2022 at 11:09 pm #

      I have to give you major kudos for always staying relatively calm in your discussions no matter how heated.

  62. JohnAZ July 19, 2022 at 11:07 am #

    Hahahahahahaha!

    The WH has claimed full credit for the minute lowering of gas prices.

    Hmm, I though Russia was at fault here?

    Has Biden done one damn thing to alleviate the inflation? Hell no.

    A fearful situation may be coming now. The lowering of gas prices, according to the experts, is because US demand is falling.

    Great Recession no.2, here we come, about three to four months from now. The stock market fall is a prediction indicator for what is coming in six months, always has been.

    • cowbell81 July 19, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

      Silver and gold prices have fallen precipitously too, right along with copper and other industrial metals. We are certainly going down the back side of this hill and when we might hit bottom is anyone’s guess!

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2022 at 11:10 pm #

      They are lowering gas prices in time to drop the other shoe with a BIG new covid19 resurgence.

      • Redneck Liberal July 20, 2022 at 10:19 pm #

        Like last Friday’s expected Mask Mandate? Yeah, apology accepted….

        • MaryQueen July 20, 2022 at 10:25 pm #

          There are more people wearing masks because CNN is fearmongering again.

          I bet you wear one.

          • Redneck Liberal July 20, 2022 at 10:50 pm #

            You chose to deliberately misinform people that ‘the government’ was going to impose a mask mandate last Friday.

            You’ve come back to apologise but just can’t write the words “I was wrong”, can you?

  63. JohnAZ July 19, 2022 at 11:19 am #

    Hahahahahaha!

    The second favorite EV, behind Tesla, the Ford Mustang Mark E is on hold. No cars being built, none shipped and none sold. Every unit is going to be recalled and refit with a new contractor switch. The switch installed is underrated. It does one of two things, welds together, not being able to turn off the car, or freezes open out of the clear blue. The latter is really scary, imagine going down the highway and having your car just turn off.

    Good job, Ford.

    Bigger picture, these car manufacturers do not understand what they are trying to do. The old rule of not buying a new edition until it’s third year may be needed to be extended by three years with EVs.

    I have a hard time with running down I40 at 75 and having my car just quit.

    • mitchellc July 19, 2022 at 11:36 am #

      John, you just said you’ve moved beyond “news”, and yet here you are saying the car companies don’t “understand”.

      ???

      Do you seriously believe that thousands of engineers and management don’t understand physics 101? That somehow they forgot that petrol energy density is something on the order of 100x Li?

      It’s all a rear guard action to save some semblance of order. The DoE was created in 1977 during Carters administration; These guys all know the score.

      My suggestion is stop actively following the news. Rather, focus on overshoot, depletion and degradation. The news will still get through the heaviest filter, but by that time you will have trained your mind to automatically ask how it fits in the big 3.

      • JohnAZ July 19, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

        “Do you seriously believe that thousands of engineers and management don’t understand physics 101?”

        That is exactly what I believe. Management always makes decisions based on costs and will take risks to save a few bucks or meet a schedule.

        The worst case of this in my lifetime was the Challenger where pressure to fly at the management level negated warnings from engineers about low temperature effects on Orings in the solid boosters. The rest is history.

        In my engineering days, I saw blatant examples of specs cheating and lost a position once because I would not compromise on specs.

        So yes, companies cheat, short change take risks and release inferior products.

        Think of all the bugs that have been released by Microsoft over the years.

        • Anthea July 19, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

          Many years ago (I think this was in 81), the Hyatt Regency Hotel hosted a big gala of some of Kansas City’s most prominent citizens. 114 people were killed and 216 injured when two skywalks collapsed.

          According to Wikipedia, “The Hyatt had been built just a few years before, during a nationwide pattern of fast-tracked large construction with reduced oversight and major failures. Its roof had partially collapsed during construction, and the ill-conceived skywalk design progressively degraded due to a miscommunication loop of corporate neglect and irresponsibility. An investigation concluded that it would have failed even under one-third of the weight it held that night. Convicted of gross negligence, misconduct and unprofessional conduct, the engineering company lost its nationaI affiliation and all engineering licenses in four states, but was acquitted of criminal charges.”

          It was a HUGE scandal at the time.

          • Amman July 21, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

            What would it be now?

        • SpeedyBB July 20, 2022 at 10:54 am #

          JohnAZ – surprised you neglected to mention Boeing (“If it’s Boeing I ain’t going”). Observers tried to pin the rap for the Max 800 debacle on the after-effects of the sinister merger with General Dynamics, resulting (the story goes) in critical engineering decisions being made by bean-counters, while max attention was paid to goosing share prices. At any price.

          The ill-advised fiddle with a tarted-up 737 ended up costing them somewhere in the range of fifty billion smackers. That loss can be made up, over time; withdrawal of trust in the aviation business is considerably harder to regain.

    • elysianfield July 19, 2022 at 11:37 am #

      “imagine going down the highway and having your car just turn off.”

      John,
      Better it to turn off on the highway rather than some of the surface streets in the dicey neighborhoods of Phoenix….

      Or Oakland.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 19, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

      Not to mention this little Congressional Hearing nugget from just this weekend regarding mining of the raw materials it takes to make these mega-batteries on a mass scale…note that this recent hearing was essentially blacklisted from all media…Catholic News Agency appears to be the only outlet to cover it (and I’d never heard of them before now, if that tells you anything):

      catholicnewsagency.com/news/251800/congo-cobalt-mines-china-child-labor

      Want that new Rivian? Dozens of slave-labor kids will likely die to help create it. Kind of beats down the entire concept of EVs, and anyone who thinks they’re being benevolent and saving the world by participating in their use is blind…or doesn’t care. I’d like to presume it’s the former, but…

      • BackRowHeckler July 19, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

        Rivian is a dead (company) walking. In the first place, they aren’t selling trucks — seen any around? Secondly, it takes about $110,000 worth of labor and material to make a Rivian, but the price per unit (for a sh#tbox, golf cart model) is $83,550 — a $26,000 loss for every sale.

        Yes, there is the required $15,500 proprietary subscription over 5 years, but that might be a money loser too.

        And I doubt if that many Rivians will be sold at $110,000, or at $83,500. Actially, I’m starting to think the whole Rivian enterprise is a Nikola like pump and dump stock scam.

        • benr July 21, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

          I have seen five total rivians driving down the road or parked.
          I might have seen the same white one twice.
          Only aspect I can attest to is they haul ass.

      • MaryQueen July 19, 2022 at 11:11 pm #

        Same as it ever was… diamonds, anyone?

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 20, 2022 at 9:49 am #

          I’ve noticed on the radio that Shane Co. has recently changed their tagline to “Now you have a friend in the jewelry business.”

          “Diamonds” must have been testing poorly in focus groups for some reason…

          • BackRowHeckler July 20, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

            I don’t know Mango, in my experience women love diamonds. ‘Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend’ ain’t just the name of a Marilyn Monroe/Jane Russel movie; its the actual truth. They like gold jewelry too.

          • MaryQueen July 20, 2022 at 5:57 pm #

            I don’t care for either. Esp. diamonds, knowing what it takes to obtain them.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 20, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

            brh – My lady was happy with a sapphire. But then we were in our 30’s, and both understood how ridiculous it is to spend living money on a rock. And before you start in with “just wait”, we’ve been married for almost nine years now and have a five year old boy. Diamonds can suck maboolz.

          • benr July 21, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

            The real point as far as gemstones go Diamonds are all over the place, they are really not all that rare.

  64. elysianfield July 19, 2022 at 11:34 am #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    The hits just keep on coming;

    ENERGY: The Texas power grid faces more uncertainty as another week of triple-digit temperatures impact much of the state. In order to meet surging demands, ERCOT is relying on Reliability Unit Commitments, where power plants and generators are ordered to continue operations, skipping scheduled preventative maintenance cycles and ignoring shutdowns for economic factors. While this can prevent the service from having to declare grid emergencies, ERCOT has utilized more than 2890 hours of RUCs in the first half of this year, three times as many used during the first half of 2021, and more than ten times as many as were utilized throughout the entirety of 2020. (AC: Delays in preventative maintenance cycles increase the risk of catastrophic failures that damage aging facilities and cause widespread uncontrolled power outages requiring extensive repairs. These repairs come with potentially long timelines as experts have warned of insufficient supplies of equipment and parts needed to repair parts of the electrical grid

    “ERCOT has utilized more than 2890 hours of RUCs in the first half of this year, three times as many used during the first half of 2021, and more than ten times as many as were utilized throughout the entirety of 2020″

    ” more than ten times as many as were utilized throughout the entirety of 2020…”

    What could possibly go wrong?
    “…”

    • mitchellc July 19, 2022 at 11:50 am #

      It was always going to “go wrong”. The hills of Palestine, Turkey and Greece were forested. Where did all the trees go (along with their empires)?

      WW1 was about colonial control of the worlds resources, which is why Basra was fought in Nov, 1914. We got “lucky” with spindletop, then ghawar to keep our “modern” life going.

      But everyone knew with hubbert in the 50s that a specific end point could be identified: the 2020s. EV is just a transitional con until the full reveal is made.

      As the WEF has clearly outlined, small footprint, shared/mass transit, limited consumption are the end goals, but they have to be slowly phased in.

      The surprise is yet to be presented when the people find out there aren’t any “solutions”. That’s when drugs, alcohol and VR are offered, almost like condemned US
      prisoners are given a sedative before execution.

      • benr July 19, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

        The solution to any climate change issue is staring us all in the face.
        Replant the forests!
        Everywhere man can replant away.
        Create green spaces in cities.
        We can’t do much about pole shifts or the suns solar highs and lows but we can at least return some of the land to its former state.

        • BackRowHeckler July 19, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

          You had those nice orange groves in SoCal; they all got chopped down — then paved over.

          • cowbell81 July 19, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

            They paved paradise, and put in a parking lot. Now even if you tried to reverse the damages, SoCal currently would be considered far from “paradise”.

          • Jarek July 19, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

            What is more beautiful than an old parking lot with weeds breaking up through the cracked concrete?

            The Earth abides.

          • benr July 19, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

            @jarek

            Don’t forget bidenvilles popping up all over with mountains of trash everywhere and crap smeared on the sidewalks.

          • MaryQueen July 19, 2022 at 11:13 pm #

            I like to think of how quickly Mother Nature would take over those parking lots if people disappeared. In 5 years it would be jungle or forest or desert fauna again.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 20, 2022 at 10:04 am #

            SoCal currently would be considered far from “paradise”.

            There is so much natural beauty out there. But you are correct…the drive from LAX to wherever you’re headed is just a head-shaker. Looks like 1970’s slum for about five miles in any direction.

            But then you get to Will Rogers State Park for a hike and see what all the fuss has always been about.

        • Redneck Liberal July 20, 2022 at 10:22 pm #

          So simple, yet so simplistic.

    • BackRowHeckler July 19, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

      In Texas, of all places.

      I have this book, written by Fredrick Law Olmsted, about a walking tour he took thru Texas with his brother in the early 1850s. He describes the unrelenting summer heat, heat that he never thought possible. Yes, even in the 1850s summers were hot in Texas.

      (A relative of mine owned a house Fred Law Olmsted lived in as a young man. We searched for anything he may have left behind, but to no avail. He did apply for a historical plaque from the National Register of Historic Places, but ultimately was turned down.Apparently a bunch of them had already been issued in Olmsteds name.)

      • Paula D July 19, 2022 at 10:22 pm #

        That’s why not many people lived in Texas until air conditioning.
        And now they wonder why the grid can’t handle all the people living in Texas with their air conditioners blasting 24/7.

        • MaryQueen July 19, 2022 at 11:13 pm #

          THANK YOU.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 20, 2022 at 10:10 am #

          Anything Missouri on south was brutal before AC. Hell, MN gets the worst of both ends too…-10 in the winter for weeks each winter and 100+ for a week or so each summer.

          Having just visited southern MO on the old family farm (which now has central air, thank God), I was reminded of why we only visited my grandparents there in fall and winter when I was a kid. In July you couldn’t even touch the door handle of a car parked outdoors without at least a little singe.

          How they built that house by hand over a couple years back in the 50’s is a sweaty mystery to me. Props to grandpa. Different breed.

          • Paula D July 20, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

            I live in So Illinois which is the same thing. I didn’t have air conditioning until 8 years ago. It was brutal, especially in 2012 when the temperature was over 100 degrees for 10 days straight.
            It killed all the corn fields for miles around. I thought we were all going to starve. Acres and acres of dead corn for miles.
            It got so hot in the house every day by 3pm that I would go outside and sit under a tree, braving ticks, mosquitoes and chiggers rather than swelter in the house. At night I opened windows and turned on fans, to get it down to the 80s inside.
            I really, really appreciate the air conditioning I have now. I’ll be sorry to see it go.

          • MaryQueen July 20, 2022 at 5:57 pm #

            Growing up in the midwest, we had a big ol’ brick house and there was no A/C except later my parents got it for THEIR room. Can you believe it?

            The kids, well, we could just fry.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 20, 2022 at 8:33 pm #

            Paula – I’m still nursing chigger bites on my ankles from nearly a month ago. Those little bastards know how to put on a show. I was even wearing jeans and long socks when we went down into the woods to the pond to fish…but they got me anyhow. My mom was wearing sandals, and she came out fine. She told me that the chiggers never liked her or grandpa…only grandma. And me.

          • Minnie Van Horne July 21, 2022 at 12:26 am #

            Mister Mango, you may want to try this for your chigger bites.

            Just get some simple white vinegar and mix it with water in a 50/50 or 60/40 concentration and rub some of this on the affected area. Keep the liquid on hand so you can reapply from time to time throughout the day. With any luck, it will soothe the itching right away and clear up the condition in a few days. I have used this for a variety of bug bites and rashes, and it always seems to work.

          • Anthea July 21, 2022 at 11:18 am #

            @ MrMangoOnMyShoulder:

            Some tricks to avoid/treat chigger bites:

            Patchouli essential oil is a good insect and mosquito repellent. It works well to repel chiggers. You can use it full strength, but I prefer to mix it 50/50 with cyclomethicone in a spray bottle. (You can get cyclomethicone from a company called Lotioncrafter and use it to make perfumes from essential oils.)

            Second, when you are done with the gardening or fishing or whatever, run your hands over your legs as if you were pushing off water. Same with your arms. Chiggers are not able to cling to the body and are easily pushed off that way.

            One good treatment for chigger bites and other itches is some kind of jewelweed preparation. It’s considered the go-to for poison ivy. IMHO, the best jewelweed preparation is to simply infuse it in vinegar. You have to use fresh jewelweed to make a jewelweed preparation. You may be able to find someone at your local farmers’ market who sells jewelweed preparations. (There is a lady at our farmers’ market who does.)

            I also like Minnie Van Horne’s suggestion of just using dilluted vinegar.

            It seems like a lot of things are soothing to itchy skin. I think floral waters work pretty well. Witch hazel is said to be good. Best to use alcohol-free witch hazel. (I don’t hold with putting alcohol on skin.)

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 21, 2022 at 11:18 am #

            Minnie – Amazing how vinegar does just about everything.

            They’re not bad anymore (I hadn’t felt the urge to scratch for almost two weeks and then did the other night), but I am always amazed at how long chigger bites take to officially go away.

            If the urge hits again, vinegar solution it is.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 21, 2022 at 11:52 am #

            Anthea – Thanks for the suggestions. I think I’m out of the weeds (pun intended) as I’ve been back in MN for a few weeks, and there are no chiggers up here to re-offend. But next time I go down to the farm, I’ll come packin’ (in different ways than usual).

          • Paula D July 21, 2022 at 7:21 pm #

            I’m itching from chiggers right now. I will definitely try the vinegar thing.

        • Amman July 21, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

          Well I wonder too. So what is the damn problem? All of a sudden we can’t handle making good grids?

          • Paula D July 21, 2022 at 7:22 pm #

            What is the problem? Tens of millions of people living in 100+ degree weather and expecting the power company to make it Minnesota.

  65. tom clark July 19, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

    JAZ…maybe you should start your own blog rather than use CFN as a platform. JHK seems to a man of great patience…I’m sure he gets a kick out of his readers’ comments. I’d best be on my way. I’ve worn out my welcome for today.

    • SoftStarLight July 19, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

      You’re always welcome in my book, tom lol

    • JohnAZ July 19, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

      Maybe not – I could never be the writer that JHK is.

      I respond to folks talking about things that affect all of us, adding info I know about and dropping strawmen if appropriate to stimulate discussion because I get a lot from everyone else.

      CFNers led me on. A pathway re: vaxx that allowed me to determine the evil present around us. I thank all for that.

    • MaryQueen July 19, 2022 at 11:23 pm #

      No.

      JAZ is a welcome commenter and this place would not be the same without him.

      Shame on you.

      • Anthea July 20, 2022 at 1:14 am #

        JAZ makes great contributions here. Tom, on the other hand, has never made a single post that wasn’t puerile and imbecilic. I’m surprised the guy has enough firing neurons to breathe.

  66. Jarek July 19, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

    When I was your age, I had to walk through ten foot of shag carpet to change the channel. Yes, sometimes barefoot….

    • stelmosfire July 19, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

      Did you have to rotate the antenna? Ka-chunk, Ka-chunk, Ka-chunk. Differant directions for the 3 channels available.

      • stelmosfire July 19, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

        You were lucky. I had to walk a quarter mile to the Italian bakery for a 15 cent loaf of bread to sop up the squirrel stew broth. Tru story.

        • stelmosfire July 19, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

          It’s strange. I bought a loaf of italian bread for 15 cents in about 1964. I plugged that into the inflation calculator and came up with
          15 cents in 1964 = $1.44 in June 2022. Funny because a loaf of Italian bread is $2.99 at my local supermarket. I’m getting screwed.

          • stelmosfire July 19, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

            I remember because my mother would give me a dime and a nickle to get the bread. Of course that was a silver dime before the money was debased.

          • cowbell81 July 19, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

            You should have saved up all those dimes while you could and used nickels instead. They are worth about $1.25 scrap value now!

          • Anthea July 21, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

            My mom sometimes sent me to the grocery store to buy bread and milk. Fortunately, this was not until I was old enough to walk.

            One of the neighbor kid’s moms sent him to buy cigarettes for her at the gas station (about a block away) when he was four.

    • SoftStarLight July 19, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

      I imagine the shag carpet was kind to those bare feet. Really, I can’t think of too many things better than barefoot lol. I suppose some things are simply timeless

      • Jarek July 19, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

        Our feet are too sensitive. They shouldn’t have many nerves in them at all. And teeth! Why any nerves in teeth? Sharks don’t have any and have infinite backups.

        Are the gnostics right? Was this universe created by a lower, malicious god?

        • stelmosfire July 19, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

          Funny Jarek, I always thought that. Why do we have nerves in our teeth. Piss poor design as far as I am concerned. Tooth-aches suck the root. Get it?

        • Woodchuck July 19, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

          Why did god create ticks, fleas, tapeworms, leeches, hornets, honey badgers etc? Maybe he didn’t want us to be so attached to this world and wanted us curious about how it will be in the next stage of life that comes after death?

          You see, with many Christians it’s tough to give up this old world. We sing about how we can’t wait to get to heaven and what a wondrous time it will be – but when it comes time to go we backpedal as fast as we can and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in the “healthcare system” in desperate attempts to stay here just a few months/years more. Or we dream up delusional garbage like becoming immortal by living in some virtual electronic paradise in the cloud somewhere. Transexuality? How about transhumanity?

          • elysianfield July 19, 2022 at 4:38 pm #

            “…Everybody want Heaven…
            …Nobody want DIE!”

            Quote-the bad guy in some fogotten Steven Segal move.

          • Anthea July 19, 2022 at 8:44 pm #

            I believe in reincarnation, and I doubt if I’m so evolved as to not have to return a few more times. But, tough as life is, and as world-weary as you get in old age, I will still regret having to leave this beautiful earth. I think when I reincarnate, I’ll be glad to be back. I have decided to be a musician in my next life.

            The Last Rose of Summer
            Thomas Moore – 1779-1852

            ‘Tis the last rose of Summer,
            Left blooming alone;
            All her lovely companions
            Are faded and gone;
            No flower of her kindred,
            No rose-bud is nigh,
            To reflect back her blushes
            Or give sigh for sigh!

            I’ll not leave thee, thou lone one,
            To pine on the stem;
            Since the lovely are sleeping,
            Go sleep thou with them.
            Thus kindly I scatter
            Thy leaves o’er the bed
            Where thy mates of the garden
            Lie scentless and dead.

            So soon may I follow,
            When friendships decay,
            And from Love’s shining circle
            The gems drop away!
            When true hearts lie withered,
            And fond ones are flown,
            Oh! who would inhabit
            This bleak world alone?

            This is a song, and you can listen to many fine versions of it on YouTube. I would post a link to a good one, but then my comment wouldn’t post.

          • GreenAlba July 20, 2022 at 6:12 am #

            “I have decided to be a musician in my next life”

            Make sure you come back after the ultimate technocracy has withered, Anthea. Although, if they are right who think this is the last fight, there will be nothing for you to come back to, so better to hope your reincarnating days have come to an end.

        • Rhett Dawson July 19, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

          God smelts man. Only the VERY BEST, after numerous, painful trials & tribulations, will advance to the next level.

          God knows what He’s doing.

          • Jarek July 19, 2022 at 2:23 pm #