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The New National Pastime: Blob-ball

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    The blob ran a clever third down lawfare play deep in its own territory Thursday night, a sort of double-reverse statue of liberty counter-switcheroo in its game-plan to “save our democracy,” as it calls its agenda of suppressions, persecutions, swindles, bad trips, and mind-fucks laid on the sore-beset people of this land. Blob special prosecutor David C. Weiss finally managed to indict Hunter Biden on tax evasion charges so flagrant and obvious that all the ham sandwiches convicted for the Jan 6 “insurrection” watched in awe from their prison cells.

    You understand, this was months after Mr. Weiss concocted a cream puff plea deal for the president’s beloved son that blew up embarrassingly in the Delaware federal court when Judge Maryellen Noreika discerned a lifetime get-out-of-jail-free clause buried deep in the document, at about the same time that two IRS whistleblowers revealed the malfeasant incompetence of Mr. Weiss’s initial five-year-long dawdling investigation that, oops, let the statute of limitations run out on many of the pending charges.

     That fiasco was followed by Mr. Weiss and AG Merrick Garland contradicting each other in House testimony about who had investigative authority where in the federal court matrix. And finally, the tax evasion matters landed in the Biden-friendly Los Angeles federal district, where Hunter officially lives (when not hiding out in the Lincoln bedroom), emerging from a grand jury Thursday night as a bill for three felonies and six misdemeanors.

    The indictment, a public document, contains some interesting particulars, such as Hunter attempting to write off as business expenses $683,212 in fees for the unspecified services of “various women” (much as the services rendered by Hunter’s Owasco PC shell company were never specified in million-dollar legal retainer agreements made with Chinese “clients”). The curious can consult the website https://bidenreport.com, a.k.a. “Marco Polo” for a photographic record of Hunter B’s sex trafficking capers, such as:

     Of course, buried in this hairball of sleaze is another cute dodge that will permit Hunter to take a pass on his subpoenaed closed-door deposition scheduled for December 13th with Rep. James Comer’s House Oversight Committee on the grounds that he is under indictment and would only repeat his 5th Amendment rights ad infinitum. Smooth move, DOJ. While it confers a short-term field advantage to the DC blob, few will misunderstand that behind all of this procedural stagecraft is the somewhat greater matter of Hunter’s dad, President “Joe Biden,” being a paid agent of the Chinese Communist Party (and several other entities not favorably disposed to the USA’s national interests). That is: hanging over all this is the question of treason, attending the question of bribery, both being gold-standard impeachable offenses, and one them a capital crime.

      That is the place to which all this rigmarole is tending, and so the pretense that “Joe Biden” is actually running for reelection grows more preposterous by the day. But it is just one of a thousand other things that the DC blob — i.e., our government — lies about incessantly to the peril of the people suffering its governance. What’s actually happening is that “Joe Biden,” our Flying Dutchman president, is barely clinging to office long enough to pardon his son and accomplices in the influence-peddling racket he ran at the center of which was “Joe Biden’s” strangely fortuitous blobular selection as Democratic Party nominee and subsequent “victory” by blatant fraud in the 2020 election. Some people knew the fix was in.

      The pathetic thing about the Biden family business is that for all that trouble and all those jet plane rides, and tedious dinners with men reeking of too much cologne, and all the cozying up to foreign poohbahs and kissing their hirsute asses, shlepping the family brand from one sad-sack national capital to the next: Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Romania, the Biden clan only grossed about $25-million, maximum, over many years — which is to say about equal to one year’s salary-and-bonus of a mid-level shlub at the commodities desk of a hedge fund. I mean, when you consider the billions accumulated by the likes of Larry Fink at BlackRock, or Bezos at Amazon, or the obscene fortunes of the wonder boys at Google and Facebook.

      Side note: Senator John Kennedy, usually witty and agile, had a go at FBI Director Christopher Wray this week in a Judiciary Committee session. Mr. Kennedy asked Mr. Wray how come, in the fall of 2020, with the election on, and The New York Post’s scoop on the existence of a Hunter Biden laptop, and the subsequent psy-op by 51 former intel maestros saying the laptop story was Russian disinfo — Mr. Kennedy asked, “Why didn’t the FBI just come out and say, hey, the laptop’s real?” Mr. Wray gave a bullshit answer of course… “an ongoing investigation, blah, blah….”

     I have a better question that Senator Kennedy might put to Christopher Wray about this matter. In fact, the FBI had the Hunter Biden laptop hard-drive in its possession as early as December 2019, just as the first Trump impeachment trial commenced. Had they bothered at that time to examine its contents, and if not, why not? And if they had looked around inside and seen the multitudinous emails concerning Hunter Biden’s business dealings with other countries, Ukraine especially, and in particular with Mykola Zlochevsky’s Burisma company, why did Mr. Wray not alert President Trump’s attorneys that he was in possession of possibly exculpatory evidence regarding the president’s supposedly nefarious phone call to newly elected Ukraine President Zelensky that kicked off the impeachment? Huh? Just wondering.


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513 Responses to “The New National Pastime: Blob-ball”

  1. cowbell81 December 8, 2023 at 9:34 am #

    Wouldn’t it be great if politicians in our society these days took a page out of Teddy Roosevelt’s playbook? In a mere century look how far we have tumbled. Saving his wrath for those who were ambitious without morals, TR wrote:

    “Success is abhorrent if attained by the sacrifice of the fundamental principles of morality. The successful man, whether in business or politics, who has risen by conscienceless swindling of his neighbors, by deceit and chicanery, by unscrupulous boldness and unscrupulous cunning, stands towards society as a dangerous wild beast.”

    • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 10:05 am #

      Clinton, Clinton, LBJ, Nixon, Bush1, Obama, Trump

      You have just described a requirement to run for president. The desire for power leads people into very dark evil corners.

      • Cankerpuss December 8, 2023 at 10:31 am #

        Humans being flawed and weak to their very core are not suited for great power and massive fame and wealth. It breaks their souls down to pathetic wretches lusting for control over all of the other pathetic wretches. We were designed to govern ourselves. Hence the reason people with extreme wealth, fame and power usually resort to drugs, cannot maintain long term faithful relationships, and are usually the most godless and evil among us.

        • beantownbill. December 8, 2023 at 11:57 am #

          In so many words, CP, I’ve been saying that here for 15 years.

        • Werbil December 8, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

          It’s hard to be good.

      • Cankerpuss December 8, 2023 at 10:33 am #

        Seeking for happiness where happiness does not exist as it is contrary to the nature of our soul. The human soul can only take so much before it just gives up and breaks down becoming a slave to the passions that destroy it. I feel pity for these poor bastards who crave power and domination over others. Miserable souls bound for the hell they deserve.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 11:12 am #

        That’s what our Constitution was supposed to prevent.

        Nobody in America is supposed to have that much power.

        • loosethedogs December 8, 2023 at 11:48 am #

          Two pertinent quotes from the late Henry K:
          “The illegal we do immediately, the unconstitutional takes a little longer”.

          “Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.”

          From what I have studied, when the legal system becomes corrupt enough NO legal restraints constitutional or otherwise matter, unless it can be used against political enemies and if that doesn’t work then there’s always the final solution.

        • Breck December 8, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

          “A republic — if you can keep it”.

      • Phineas December 8, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

        Bush the lessor and Chaney: co-conspirators of the inside job 911 was.

        • Breck December 8, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

          Dick Chaney – Puppetmaster
          Bush the Lessor – Pinnochio.

          • Ron Anselmo December 8, 2023 at 4:40 pm #

            Cheney.

    • hortonz December 8, 2023 at 10:51 am #

      Another great post JHK. Over here in the land once known as True North Strong and Free the progressive left is working overtime to cancel Hanukah, which suddenly has become a divisive holiday. In fact, anything that smacks of Jewishness has become a problem for the pro-Hamas left, which will do anything to make its’ opposition to Israel known. Wasn’t Jesus a Zionist? Oops, looks like we’ll have to cancel Christmas.. https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/rahim-mohamed-calgary-mayor-bows-to-pro-hamas-antisemites/ar-AA1l9yxz

      • OG December 8, 2023 at 10:59 am #

        What makes you say that Jesus Christ of Nazareth was a Zionist?

        • Cankerpuss December 8, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

          OG, thank you for asking this question. I’ve said it before and I am going to say it again. The Jews of today were not the Jews of 2000 years ago. I grow very impatient when it is assumed that Christ was a Jew of the same genetic and historical fabric as today’s Jews. That is not the case. A Jew, 2000 years ago, was someone from Judea. Judea at the time was a melting pot of cultures and the term Jew was used by Romans to denote someone from Judea. Christ, being of the tribe of Judah and being from the region of Judea was a Jew by those standards but I don’t believe for one second that he was the same as the Jews of today. He was obviously the founder of Christianity and Judaism is a wildly and vastly different religion from Christianity.

          Christ came to save the House of Israel which is composed of 13 tribes descended from Jacob the son of Isaac the son of Abraham. The tribe of Judah is only 1 of 13 tribes. Therefore, the Jews are not the only “chosen” people. They may be the descendants of the tribe of Judah but the House of Israel is much much more than that.

          • Phineas December 8, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

            “Judaism is a wildly and vastly different religion from Christianity”

            Christianity is Biblical Judaism fulfilled. Biblical Judaism is God’s revelation to Jewish prophets in both the Old and New Testaments.

            You are either saved by the shed Blood of Messiah (Christ) or lost; both Jew and Gentile.

            When Christ returns he will do so with the Saved.
            Are you one of those?

          • Breck December 8, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

            “He was obviously the founder of Christianity and Judaism is a wildly and vastly different religion from Christianity”.
            Not ‘obviously’ unless you don’t know history. Paul the Apostle was the founder of “Christianity”. Jesus had nothing to do with Paul.

          • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 5:36 pm #

            Jesus had nothing to do with Paul?

            Other than knocking him off his horse on the way to Damascus, Asking him why he was persecuting Him, and blinding him on the spot. Sending Ananias to him in Damascus to “unblind” him, Jesus turned a bloodthirsty Pharisee into the founder of the Gentile church, the RCC.

          • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 5:54 pm #

            Also, the Leaders of Judaism at the time did not want waves to be made in their relations with the Roman governor, and they did not want their position on the top of the Judean pyramid challenged, so they killed Him, or thought they did.

            Hebrews were the descendants of Abraham, all of them at Jesus’ time. With Mosaic Law, Jews then were not allowed to intermarry, or mix with other cultures. So the vast majority were of Mesopotamian stock. Today, the main body are European.

            The common Jew that would have heard Jesus wanted a fire and brimstone God figure, the Messiah, to kill all the Romans. The peace and good will Christ that was “killed” by the Romans has never been accepted by Jews for 2000 years. Even though Jesus fulfilled the scriptures to the letter, and rose from the dead, witnessed by his followers which was more than just the disciples, it was not good enough to convince the “Abrahamic” Jews. Too bad for them, Jesus’ prediction of the destruction of Jerusalem came true 37 years later. Abrahamic Jews were scattered to the winds. Their religious descendants are here today.

            In the meantime, Jesus’ church became the church of Western Civilization.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 11:13 am #

        Newsom canceled a tree-lighting ceremony because of pro-Hamas demonstrators.

      • sanspeur December 8, 2023 at 11:15 am #

        I think Jesus as told by Matthew, was calling out the Zionist’s of his time.
        “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.”

        That description fits almost all of our governments’ leaders in the West, the media and their minions.
        This new “Jew” hatred is just another Obama communist play to divide,divide,divide.

        • Q. Shtik December 8, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

          divide,divide,divide. – sanspeur

          ===========

          Why no spaces after the commas above?

          • Vegan Shark December 8, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

            Why no spaces after the commas above?

            Sanspeur didn’t want to increase the divisions in our society.

          • SpeedyBB December 9, 2023 at 9:26 pm #

            Disingenuous much, Q?

            The crowding together of verbs looks like a stylistic flourish, something like the equally ungrammatical – but effective – use of full stops:

            You.need.to.get.out.more.

            By the way, did Peter die? I must have missed the news.

        • loosethedogs December 8, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

          To be precise one needs to use “solid scientific language” to define the following otherwise it’s like trying to nail Jello to a tree, but creating confusion and destroying critical thinking about this seems to have been the intention all along.

          Ashkenazi Jews
          Babylonian Talmud
          Jewish
          Jews
          Talmudic Jews
          Torah Jews
          Sephardic Jews
          Semite / semitic
          Elohim / Yahweh
          Thirteenth Tribe
          DNA tests
          Khazarians
          Homo Capensis
          Nazi High Command

          To name some them off the top of my head. It’s a deep rabbit hole- GOOD LUCK…

        • Cankerpuss December 8, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

          Sanspeur, exactly right. Christ, after John the Baptist came to challenge and overthrow the zionists of the time, the Jewish elders known as the Pharisees and Sadducees. And overthrow that order he did. Christ established a new church, a new religion that contained Apostles and Bishops, a new order that led to the birth of the western culture and, until up to now, has blessed the lives of how many countless millions. Did Zionism do this? Hardly.

          • fortress December 8, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

            Jews and Christians both believe that Messiah will rule the entire planet from Israel. So to say that Jesus is, in the end, anti-Zionist is absurd.

            He did disperse the Jews after His rejection. But when the time of the gentiles is over, His relationship with Israel will be reconciled.

            Basically we’re witnessing the true meaning of the Genesis account of Joseph, son of Israel, in real-time.

            Joseph was rejected by his own brothers, separated from Israel, became a Prince of the gentiles, and finally was reconciled to his brothers and Israel in the most dramatic fashion.

          • Cankerpuss December 8, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

            Fortress, you are correct. It just gets my panties in a wad when people conflate the Jews as the chosen people. The Jews may be among the chosen people but they aren’t the only chosen people.

            God made covenants with Abraham that his descendants would be as the sands of the sea and that they would be of a great blessing to the multitudes of the Earth. Are the Jews as the sands of the sea and are they alone a great blessing to the inhabitants of the Earth?

            Abrahams descendants are ALL of the House of Israel, not just Judah. 10 of the tribes were taken by the Assyrians, migrated north and I believe populated what is now Europe, Britain, Scandinavia and ultimately became the west. Since that time look at how the west (the House of Israel) have improved the living conditions of mankind, the inventions that have come out of the west, the freedoms (until now). We have witnessed the fulfillment of God’s covenant to Abraham. This didn’t all come from today’s Jews. This came from the House of Israel.

            You are correct. I can’t disagree with your comments.

          • fortress December 8, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

            Understood Canckerpuss.

            Christianity is Judaism gone supernovae. Without it, Judaism becomes very insular and denies the promises and love of God to all mankind, as told by so many passages in Tanach (Old Testament).

            So then, the question to ask is: What are the Jews chosen for that gentiles aren’t? Paul says:

            “…who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all”

            But their specific roles and blessings do not come at the expense of gentile damnation. To the contrary, it is through the Jews that Gentiles receive the greatest blessing of all – salvation and fellowship with God through the Messiah.

            (btw, I believe Jaceph, son of Noah, is considered the father of the European people.)

          • Vegan Shark December 8, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

            Christ established a new church, a new religion …

            Jesus the Christ introduced a new kind of spiritual consciousness (new in his time and place), a Light of the World that permeated his followers’ former dismally material existence.

            But I know of no evidence that Jesus founded or intended to found a church. His work on earth was very much one-to-one, however many heard it. He seems to have had no interest in any institutional establishment.

            The religion he inspired was brought about by his apostles, particularly Paul.

          • Breck December 8, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

            “Christ established a new church, a new religion that contained Apostles and Bishops, a new order that led to the birth of the western culture and, until up to now, has blessed the lives of how many countless millions”.
            __________________

            The ignorance here is amazing! Jesus (the Christ) did not establish a new religion, hence did not create apostle and bishops! Jeez Louise!!

          • messianicdruid December 8, 2023 at 2:52 pm #

            Cankerpuss said, “Abraham’s descendants are ALL of the House of Israel, not just Judah.”

            Limiting your assertion to physical descendants seems to leave out Ishmael and his descendants. Just an oversight, I’m sure.

          • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 8:43 pm #

            Jesus to Simon after Simon called Him the Messiah.

            “You will be called Peter, the Rock. On this rock I will build my church.

        • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 5:59 pm #

          The majority of the anti-Israel protestors are the same Lefties as every other set of protests. When they get home, they will get their paychecks from Soros.
          You are right, Obama started it all, under the guise of “Change’.

          Think of it, Obama called Biden an idiot regarding foreign policy, never making a good decision in 30 years. THAT is what is running this country right now.

      • fortress December 8, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

        In modern parlance, God in the Bible was both a Zionist and an anti-Zionist.

        Clearly God brought the Jews into their promised homeland through Joshua. And God also clearly dispersed them into Babylonian captivity when things went south.

        As for Jesus, he clearly was and is pro-Jewish. But His relationship with them is um, complicated:

        ““O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ”

        • loosethedogs December 8, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

          Confused here: Which Version of the bible are you quoting from as there are hundreds from which to choose.

          • fortress December 8, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

            NKJ, but they all say the same thing.

            Because God is calling all mankind to himself, there are translations for every language, and changes therein as the languages evolve over time.

            The point is that He said the Temple would be destroyed and Jerusalem would be spiritually desolate until the Jews themselves call for his return.

            The Jews are nothing if not dramatic and their path through history so bittersweet, but in the end, victorious!

            “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. And the land shall mourn, every family by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of Shimei by itself, and their wives by themselves; all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.

        • Cankerpuss December 8, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

          “Clearly God brought the Jews into their promised homeland through Joshua.”

          No, that is wrong, he brought the House of Israel into the promised land. There were 12 tribes, not just Judah. The Jews claim heritage to the House of Judah. Ephraimites are not Jews. Benjaminites are not Jews. Gadites, Danites, Zebulon and Levites are not Jews. They are the House of Isreal.

          Jesus is pro-Isreal, not just the Jews. Remember that 10 of the tribes were taken and lost to the world with only Judah and Benjamin remaining until Babylon took them.

          Christs promises were to the House of Isreal, not just the Jews (Judah).

          • fortress December 8, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

            Abraham is often considered the first Jew. If that’s true, then all the tribes are ‘Jewish’. At least that’s what the word ‘Jew’ means in our modern language.

            Jesus when talking to his Jewish brothers – presumably not just sons of Judah – said “your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day”.

            Paul the apostle said, “I say then, Has God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.”

            Are you saying that Paul wouldn’t consider himself ‘Jewish’?

          • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 6:20 pm #

            Jesus was Israel, He was the Messenger promised to the Hebrews by their God.

            Jesus Himself lamented the hard headedness of the Judean Jews by His quote, shown earlier. God sort of goofed creating the Hebrews as by putting them as an exclusive club, He created the ethnocentrism of the Jewish leadership that killed Jesus. Remember that His execution was predicted hundreds of years before. Jesus was sent to redeem the Jewish nation as it existed and was very disappointed at their response.

            So He knocked Saul on his ass and created Paul. The rest is history.

            I would like to make a comment here. There was a physician named Lucanus, a Roman citizen, who never met Jesus but converted to Christianity very early on. He documented interviews with many of the original Jesus followers and wrote the Gospel of Luke. He also wrote the Acts of the Apostles. His Gospel and Acts are a biography of Jesus and the early church.
            He spent the rest of his life as a follower and co-worker for Paul as tradition says that he was with Paul when he was beheaded.

            It is amazing to me the dedication that the men who knew Jesus, witnessed His resurrection, preached early Christianity, and most died violently for their belief.

            Amazing.

        • messianicdruid December 8, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

          “Judaism and Christianity may have the same Father in heaven, but they have different mothers. Only those who are born from the free woman are heirs of the Kingdom. And yet, many Christians today think that the earthly Jerusalem is the mother of the church. If that were so, then the church itself must be cast out along with its mother.

          This should serve as a warning to Christians as well as to Jews that Old Covenant faith is insufficient. We are not saved by the will of the flesh or by men’s promises to God, because John 1:13 says that we were “begotten not by bloodline, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”

          Those who have New Covenant faith are those who base their salvation on the promises of God, even as Abraham himself did.”

          godskingdom.org/studies/tracts/sionism-vs-zionism/

          A difference between Sionism and Zionism?

      • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 12:17 pm #

        His answer to the Zealots, the Zionists of His time, was, “My Kingdom is not of this world.”

        In terms of practical advice to His followers, Soon they will drive you out of the synagogues and consider killing you a good deed.

    • Mac December 8, 2023 at 5:30 pm #

      Democracy doesn’t work because it incentivizes sociopaths and narcissists to run for office.

      • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 6:28 pm #

        That is a damn good observation. Consider that they had to probably have been sociopaths and narcissists to get to the position to run for office.

        I believe in a narcissist, Trump. I believe in him because the aim of the alternative is to destroy the country. I do not care about his personality or his history. Look at what was elected, supposedly, in 2020, the biggest sleazeball crook in US history.

  2. RaymondR December 8, 2023 at 9:38 am #

    Whoever is President January 2025 will have a hell of a job sorting out this mess. He/she/whatever may simply not try, and will just start a new grift for personal enrichment.

    • cowbell81 December 8, 2023 at 10:21 am #

      Will there still be a unified country to preside over by 2025? I have my doubts. We are splintering faster than a 15-year-old unstained knotty pine deck chair.

      • Cankerpuss December 8, 2023 at 10:38 am #

        Right. There is no unity in this Country. We are all carrying weapon on our hips or in our hand bags because we don’t trust our neighbors. We have nothing in common with those people living in the neighboring state. People in the Cities now are of different cultures, race and language. There is nothing uniting us. We are finished as the “united states.”

    • Cankerpuss December 8, 2023 at 10:36 am #

      Raymond, time to wake up to reality, my friend. This mess will not be sorted out. There are only two places this will go.

      1. Like Rome, we end up with an emporer and progress down this mad rabbit hole to our ultimate demise (could take hundreds of years).

      2. A massive financial collapse brings the system down and we rebuild from the ashes.

      I do not have faith there is anyone alive today with the resources and the will to overcome the secret combinations and alliances that are running the show right now.

      • C.O.Jones December 8, 2023 at 11:13 am #

        I have to agree with you Cankerpuss –

        I had my hopes up that Bobby Kennedy was the guy to lead the charge to restore America but when he advocated his globalist carbon tax nonsense, he revealed himself to be an elitist of the Al Gore persuasion and my hopes were dashed.

        I cannot bring myself to vote for the father of the lockdown and the death shot.

        That leaves nobody. Nobody to vote for.

        We are screwed.

        • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 6:31 pm #

          Well, I guess you cannot vote for Fauci, the father of Covid and the reactions.

          Trump was stupid to listen to that jerk, but with 2020 within months, he had to do something, to appear to do something to offset the Democrat illness surge.

      • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

        CankerPuss

        It has happened before. 1929.

        The USA basically shut down expansion during the 30s, leaving city dwellers and new immigrants with no where to go.

        FDR gave up on the civil service relief in mid-decade and realized the only real way to get the ball rolling again is to kick up factory production, ie manufacturing. The result was Lend-Lease first then after Dec. 7, 1941, all out war on two fronts. The Depression disappeared overnight. Surprise.

        We need a war?

        • Mac December 8, 2023 at 5:34 pm #

          No, John, war creates illusory wealth because it creates products with printed money that just get blown up. WW2 pulled us out of the Depression because we were the last man standing.

          • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 6:33 pm #

            No, Mac, WW2 was financed by selling War Bonds, which was still a form of debt.

            So not paper money, paper War Bonds.

            ?????

      • Breck December 8, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

        “I do not have faith there is anyone alive today with the resources and the will to overcome the secret combinations and alliances that are running the show right now”.
        ___________________

        Agree! The Cabal has won. George Carlin was right. The question, the $64 dollar question is: What are The People going to do about this? Or rather, which people?

        As said, there is not One People in America. If we hadn’t done this to ourselves, the Cabal and its hordes of aliens have.

    • crudgemudgeon December 8, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

      Ray, that’s what I’m afraid of, we’re so far gone anyone who says they can fix it is either delusional or lying.

  3. DyersEve December 8, 2023 at 9:49 am #

    I think Alex Jones is once again much closer to predicting a future than anybody including smarter guys like JK. The US is not just run by incompetent, corrupt fools but is firmly in the grasp of a globalist cabal hell-bent on imploding America to rebuild it in its own (slave-based) image. It’s really that simple. “Beating” the FJB regime is only the beginning of the struggle…

    • Alfred December 8, 2023 at 10:04 am #

      Tucker admired his ability to connect the dots. But even Jones said that all he did was read Rockefeller’s (?) paper. I think he emphasizes that, “they,” have told us exactly what they’re going to do. COVID, and all that it entails was part of the plan, almost to the smallest detail. The 90% reduction in population by 2045 is part of the plan. That was telegraphed through the Georgia Guide Stones, and they made it a friggin’ park.

      Cattle…

      #Moo

      • Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 11:28 am #

        The staunchly Protestant Rockefellers, I might add.

        In fact, ’twas they who put the staunch in staunchly Protestant.

        • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

          Try and understand the difference between veneer and substance, image and reality.

          • Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

            Try to understand the Rockefellers.

          • Jarek December 9, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

            They were about as Protestant as the Pope is Catholic.

            And Monsanto is a family farm…..

            Try harder.

    • loosethedogs December 8, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

      …and we haven’t even started talking about “ET” yet 🙂

    • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

      Feudalism.

    • Breck December 8, 2023 at 2:43 pm #

      “FJB regime”? what’s that?

    • Night Owl December 8, 2023 at 4:53 pm #

      Alex gets so many things right because he reads the source documents.

      I never cared for his presentation style, but his IQ is through the roof.

      • Ron Anselmo December 9, 2023 at 2:30 am #

        Owl – agree 100%. He’s typically a little bombastic, but usually right on the money, and many times well ahead of others.

  4. cowbell81 December 8, 2023 at 9:55 am #

    Wow, I’ve got a full day ahead of me reviewing that Boden Laptop Report at MarcoPolo. Geez, there is some amazing stuff in there, such a sleeze! I wonder if the checking account numbers noted in pictures on Page 311 are still active?

    • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 10:17 am #

      i cannot believe what a stupid ass Hunter is. Getting his dad involved is really stretching any credibility he has. Oh, wait, could it be that his dad is really the source. Is dad Vito to Hunter’s Sonny?

      What REALLY steams me is the total control the Deep State Dems have over the judicial system now. Four very questionable indictments of a former president and total reluctance to indict anyone with D behind their names. Think Santos- Menendez. Fetterman uncorked a Pandora’s box. We will see how creative the DOJ gets to be over Menendez.

      • cowbell81 December 8, 2023 at 10:22 am #

        Trump should call their bluff and say he is switching to a Democrat. Would be rich to see how they handle that one. Think they would drop all the charges?

        • messianicdruid December 8, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

          Switch back is of course what you mean.

      • SpeedyBB December 10, 2023 at 1:30 am #

        I consider myself a connoisseur of humor (Carlin, Pryor on top) and truly enjoyed Agent Orange’s riff on Hunter, presented during a speech in New Hampshire, as I recall.

        hXXps://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2023/01/28/trump_on_hunter_biden_at_what_point_does_biden_say_this_kid_is_not_working_out_well_for_me.html#!

        Got me guffawing, hard.

        His imitations, timing and mock-philosophical musings are priceless. Why didn’t the dude go into stand-up comedy?

        A bunch of the other White House whiteys certainly tried:

        Reagan (funny but echh…)
        Clinton (natural talent)
        Obomber (arch but occasionally on the mark)

  5. Alfred December 8, 2023 at 9:57 am #

    I cannot pretend to understand anymore.

    I’m dragging that 800 pound gorilla around with me every where I go…

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    • OG December 8, 2023 at 10:41 am #

      A 10 GLT score is, indeed, a heavy burden.

      • Alfred December 8, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

        I’m assuming you’re insulting me.

        Are you?

        • benr December 8, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

          Depends on your outlook on things.
          His intent is not that.

        • Ron Anselmo December 8, 2023 at 2:55 pm #

          Alfred – OG paid you a compliment.

          • Alfred December 8, 2023 at 3:07 pm #

            I’m glad I asked then…

            Thank you.

  6. tom clark December 8, 2023 at 10:13 am #

    Power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 10:27 am #

      So why would anyone in their right minds favor socialism, government control of anything when the result is invariably corruption. Aha, the prerequisite is being in their right minds, there is the problem.

      Nothing is more infuriating to me than to hear some dipstick Democrat tell me how Biden is protecting democracy and Trump is going to bring in Fascism when it is exactly the opposite. Think of the “Ends” the Democrats want now,

      Marxism in America under global control by the WEF. It should be frightening to any “real” American.

      However, define “real” American. Anymore being a believer in 20th century American ideals is a minority position. How can any country survive when the majority of its people either hate or do not give a damn about it?

      Last blog, someone mentioned Austin and the draft for Ukraine. Boy, would that be interesting, to watch Gen-Z dodge the draft. How would Canada handle an entire American generation crossing the border for “asylum”?

      • OG December 8, 2023 at 10:39 am #

        Canada (PM Trudeau) would handle such a scenario exactly however Klaus Schwab so desires.

      • Paula D December 8, 2023 at 11:45 am #

        It looks to me like the US is backing out of their full assault on Donbass and is going to switch to terrorism, instead.

        I made a podcast about that, quoting Gen. Milley and others.

        //wagelaborer.podbean.com/e/the-last-ukrainian/

      • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

        Ridiculous. As if a privately owned company isn’t a dictatorship.

      • Q. Shtik December 8, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

        So why would anyone in their right minds favor socialism, government control of anything when the result is invariably corruption. Aha, the prerequisite is being in their right minds, there is the problem. – JAZ

        =========

        JAZ, it’s mind. Each person gets one mind.

        • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

          And each nation as well: its culture.

        • Vegan Shark December 8, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

          JAZ, it’s mind. Each person gets one mind.

          If that. For some, it’s less. I’ve half a mind to tell it like it is.

          Oh, sorry, Q. Shtik. Should I say, tell it as it is?

        • Night Owl December 8, 2023 at 4:52 pm #

          You missed two other errors, Q–the ones that would have taken a degree of knowledge to correct.

        • Anthea December 9, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

          I would go with, “Why would anyone in his right mind….” The pronoun is supposed to agree with its antecedent, the singular “anyone.”

  7. Bill of Rights December 8, 2023 at 10:15 am #

    I just came across a nearly $1,000,000 investment loss by city hall in my town of 6,000. Yesterday, city hall told me they don’t have to respond to my inquiry of how they lost the money!

    So I looked up the Florida state law and found that cities are not allowed to invest surplus funds in anything other than non-speculative accounts such as fdic insured bank deposits, us treasuries (and rated or unrated bonds backed by the government of Israel).

    Look around your own cities fellow readers. The corruption is just like in DC…but at least you might be able to chip away at it if you try.

    • cowbell81 December 8, 2023 at 10:17 am #

      My response to them: “Oops, guess I lost that property tax bill you sent me. And by the way, I don’t have to respond to your inquiry on why I am refusing to pay.”

      • Cankerpuss December 8, 2023 at 10:48 am #

        That would be fun until they put a lien on the property, then sell the lien to the highest bidder and then steal the property right out from under you. Let’s face it, the Government has us by the balls.

        Your response would work if all of us united and did that very thing. We could easily starve the beast but Americans are so fractured and obsessed with political parties and bullshit like abortions, transgenderism and homo sexuality to ever come together and unite.

        I often find myself believing that we need a good war, a good economic depression, something to bring people back down to the basic. You know, food, water, shelter. When people have to struggle and worry about where their next meal is coming from they have far less time to worry about what gender they are today or how many “likes” they are getting on their lates social media post.

        • RD3 December 8, 2023 at 10:55 am #

          The US has been in a near-constant state of war for 200 years.

          • Cankerpuss December 8, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

            I’m not talking about a war against thugs in dirty night shirts half way around the world. I’m talking about a war here at home.

        • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

          Capitalism is a war of all against all.

          Michael Harrington

          • Slugoon December 8, 2023 at 5:28 pm #

            Is that another way of phrasing ‘survival of the fittest?’

          • Jarek December 9, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

            I suppose. The Robber Barons of late 19th Capitalism certainly embraced such social Darwinism. Of course they understood group survival – something most here (including you) can’t seem to get.

            Very few get rich alone after all. And those that do want to pass it on to their family. A class of such people arise and work together to maintain and grow their power. Marx talked about this, right? It’s hardly breaking news, but yet it is forgotten as per the will of the Elite. Why should they enable would be competitors?

    • liber8tor December 8, 2023 at 10:36 am #

      Sounds like my Homeowner’s Association.

      Missing $2 million from the budget. When confronted, HOA shrugs their shoulder and says, ya..whatya gonna do about it?

      • cowbell81 December 8, 2023 at 10:46 am #

        All this missing money is probably being sent to Zelenskyy in the Ukraine.

      • beantownbill. December 8, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

        @liber8tor:

        How funny, but unsurprising. My condo association is only missing a few hundred thousand. Our thieves and incompetents ought to talk to your thieves and incompetents, they seem more industrious than ours. Except we are eventually instituting lawsuits. I can’t stand such behavior and won’t rest until action is taken. You should see some of our trust’s board members – a disgusting bunch. And to think, I was chairperson of the board for a short while until I resigned in disgust.

      • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

        Billions were sent to Europe and what’s his name, Yellen’s predecessor, answered, I don’t know where it went.

        He could have just said the sheep was being sheared. The Fed is owned mostly by non-Americans. And the ones born in America have no allegiance either, any more than a hamster born in a goldfish bowl is a guppy.

      • Mac December 8, 2023 at 5:44 pm #

        8tor- Your mistake is even being in an Homeowner’s Association.

    • Paula D December 8, 2023 at 11:50 am #

      Did they have it in that FTX bank? They invested in Treasury bonds, but then there was a run on the bank.

      My son told us that the company he worked for had a lot of money invested there, so they had to lay off a bunch of workers. That made him sad, because he liked them, and it was no fault of their own.

      • Bill of Rights December 8, 2023 at 4:24 pm #

        No one knows where the money was invested.

        But the part about Florida allowing cities to park their money in Isreali bonds was not a joke.

        See flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2021/218.415 …… no other countries’ bonds are allowed to be bought, even if they are rated safer.

    • Ron Anselmo December 8, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

      “Look around your own cities fellow readers. The corruption is just like in DC…” ~ Bill of Rights

      No truer words were spoken. The examples set at the top (which we allow with impunity) flow straight down to the local level.

      Three anecdotal stories:

      1) Censorship – I had copies of marked exhibits in the 2020 election lawsuits that a local printer refused to print – knowing I would disseminate them very freely. Fancied himself the Minister of Truth – only willing to make copies of material he approved. He avoids me in public to this day for very good reason.

      2) Lie with Impunity – had a gym owner accuse me of an egregious conduct in an effort to revoke my membership, because I refused to be micromanaged by him. A character assassination that he knew was a lie. They do it daily in DC, and get away with it, why not locally. He avoids me in public to this day for very good reason.

      3) Censorship/Defamation – after much heated discussion with the editor, the local paper prints a letter I wrote. Next day they lead their Twitter feed with my article – to solicit personal attack against me.

      The first Tweet – “Has Ron Anselmo been arrested yet for inciting violence?” That was a planned personal attack – now in my digital dossier.

      These local fuckers are emboldened by what we allow on a national level. Their mistake is that unlike those in DC, I can reach them personally, and if ever personally threatened, I will throat punch each of them and smile as I watch them struggle for their last breath.

      • Bill of Rights December 8, 2023 at 4:29 pm #

        Ron:

        ask city hall to give you a list of the payments they made to the local newspaper in the past fiscal year. They have to provide it.

        Then every post you make can start with: Our local newspaper (which received payments of $103K last year from the Mayor and city council) seems to have ignored the city’s incompetence/fraud/deceit …….

        • Ron Anselmo December 8, 2023 at 5:02 pm #

          Thanks BoR, much appreciated. I’m a Floridian also – NE.

          Additionally, all elected government officials have to post a bond, once in office – a “performance bond” so to speak – guaranteeing their performance in their stated oath of office.

          Written legal notification of possible “claim” – which anyone can make – against their bond(s), can effectively light a fire under their ass.

          • Bill of Rights December 8, 2023 at 6:16 pm #

            I like that approach. But to whom do I send the written legal notification?

            Since you are a Floridian you might know that Florida has a AAA bond credit rating. Rated even higher than the US Treasury (AA+). Cities can park their surplus cash in safe Florida bonds.

            I live near Pensacola.

  8. AKlein December 8, 2023 at 10:15 am #

    Many many moons ago I was traveling in the Soviet Union. They had bread stores in the USSR. To compare one such to a boulangerie in France would be a mistake, of course, and the name of a bread store in Russia is not near as melifluous as boulangerie; it fact, it sounds more like clearing your throat (seriously). But Russian black rye is still quite good. One day entering a bread store the shelves were empty. We asked our Intourist guide (a KGB agent) whay the shelves were bare. She replied that the reason the shelves were bare is because the local farmers had bught it all; according to her (the party line), the bread was so inexpensive that the farmers were buying it up to feed their pigs.

    • AKlein December 8, 2023 at 10:21 am #

      The reason I related the story of the bread store in the Soviet Union is to help CFN readers understand the similarities between the current US and the former Soviiet Union, a condition which our host suggests exists.

      • cowbell81 December 8, 2023 at 10:32 am #

        In telling this story are you implying that the US and Soviet Russia are not similar? I would say there is a similarity, except that instead of buying the shelves bare they are stealing them bare. This is why all the inner-city stores are closing. This is why they have those portable vehicles with a pole of cameras at the top monitoring the entire parking lot of the Wal-Mart. I see these in all the “better” inner city locales.

    • gantech December 8, 2023 at 10:34 am #

      Seems like bald faced lying is not solely an American pastime by the politicians . Never an honest answer. Never a straight reply. To truth or honesty anywhere!!

    • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

      Are you a former Communist?

  9. Bill of Rights December 8, 2023 at 10:15 am #

    Just came across a nearly $1,000,000 investment loss by city hall in my town of 6,000. Yesterday, city hall told me they don’t have to respond to my inquiry of how they lost the money!

    So I looked up the Florida state law and found that cities are not allowed to invest surplus funds in anything other than non-speculative accounts such as fdic insured bank deposits, us treasuries (and rated or unrated bonds backed by the government of Israel).

    Look around your own cities fellow readers. The corruption is just like in DC…but at least you might be able to chip away at it if you try.

    • cowbell81 December 8, 2023 at 10:19 am #

      Thought I was seeing double and having a stroke there for a second.
      You already posted this above, please see my response to them:

      “Oops, guess I lost that property tax bill you sent me. And by the way, I don’t have to respond to your inquiry on why I am refusing to pay.”

  10. liber8tor December 8, 2023 at 10:17 am #

    Most excellent reporting, as always, on Friday. Thanks JK

    For those who are cord-cutters and stream TV on-line, may I humbly recommend the show Bosch Legacy- Season 2 on “FreeVee”.

    The storyline of the series bears an uncanny resemblance to the antics of The Blob. Thanks again JK.

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  11. izzy December 8, 2023 at 10:41 am #

    It took a couple of rough decades, but Russia managed to reconstitute itself after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Will the USA still be able to do something like that?

    • cowbell81 December 8, 2023 at 10:49 am #

      Yes, I think the USA will. We need to Balkanize into separate federations, with smaller more localized government. The Balkanization process will help like-minded and similar races and ethnicities of people congeal into a more unified whole that can actually accomplish something good and serve a beneficial purpose to the community.

      • Socrates-Detroit December 8, 2023 at 11:29 am #

        @Cowbell81 The last time that happened, Washington DC used force to maintain control–and the Confederate states were united in their cause, and enjoyed widespread support.

        @izzy The majority of Russians are Christians (“Christians” means ORTHODOX Christians) and also Russian. These conditions don’t apply to the US.

        Also, without understating the degree of the “disaster” that afflicted Russia and the former USSR in the mid/late 1990s, which was probably as bad or worse than the Great Depression in the US, the “fall” of Soviet Russian citizens was from a much lower point than it would have been for Americans in 1993 or 2023.

        They had a lower standard of living, no suburbia. They “fell” from 5 feet, not 35 feet.

        Today’s American’s are much softer than my parents or grandparents generation, who lived in the Depression or WW2/Korea eras, or even Americans who lived in the Vietnam era.

        • Paula D December 8, 2023 at 11:57 am #

          Is suburbia a markpost of a high standard of living?

          Dimitry Orlov points out that even after the USSR was destroyed, Russians still had a right to housing (although the mobs took to killing babushkas for their apartments), they still had public transportation, and they still had their dachas to grow food in the summer. We now know from this SMO that the Soviet legacy also provided them with electricity and railroads.

          Americans have none of that.

          • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

            No ethnic unity either. You don’t think that is important, but it is.

          • Groundhog December 8, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

            Orlov is predicting that the collapse of the USA will be far more painful to US citizens than was the collapse of Soviet Russia. This does make a bit of sense in that the average person in the USA has completely lost all the old living skills that were still common here in small town 1950’s – when I was a child. I lived in the more affluent part of town with very large lots and larger homes. However, the lots were large because those homes had been built in the early decades of the 1900’s and they featured big garden plots, orchards, and chicken houses. The more well-to-do hired gardeners and local teenagers looking for work in doing the work requiring a lot of muscle. Before refrigeration was available, a chicken house was a really convenient way to get fresh eggs and fried chicken. Instead of watching tv and playing video games children had assigned chores like picking fruit and pulling garden weeds.

            This lifestyle has completely dissappeared along with the knowledge of how to do it. Being forced to go back to a 1940’s lifestyle with rationed food and fuel and manditory home gardens (Victory gardens) might involve an extraordinary amount of pain, suffering, and even death.

            I think this might explain a bit why we’re talking about the Long Emergency and wondering what it will be like. Once we’re actually in it we might be having radically different topics of discussion. Maybe discussing the downside of having been physically addicted to the fossil fuel lifestyle – addicted to the point of losing our lives during the withdrawal period – just like opiate addicts. We might be having conversations about never creating another civilization like this one was because the crash at the end of it isn’t worth whatever fun we were having before it all failed.

          • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

            Jarek

            If you are referring to the USA, you are right on. The Dems divide and control strategies are based on keeping as many disparate ethnic groups fighting each other as they can get.

            Right now, it is working well.

            Paula D

            Russia was a slum. Socialism will never produce an A or B life style only a C or D.
            Communism is just wonderful if you want to stand in line for hours to get toilet paper, (documented).

          • Groundhog December 8, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

            My post started out wrong. First sentence should read

            “Orlov is predicting that the collapse of the USA will be far more painful to US citizens than was the collapse of Soviet Russia for the Soviet people.”

          • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 1:33 pm #

            One more for Paula.

            Ukraine SSR was attempted to be turned into communes by the masters in Moscow. Many people were exterminated by Stalin in these attempts. The output was so terrible that finally Moscow allowed a small piece of land for each family to privately grow vegetables and sell them at Farmers Market. Within a few years, these plots were out producing the communes, much to the embarrassment of the Masters in Moscow.

            Private incentive will always trounce collectivism, socialism, or communism.

    • benr December 8, 2023 at 10:50 am #

      Russians are a tougher sort.
      I can’t see the multi colored haired soft average American youth dealing with anything.

      • Cankerpuss December 8, 2023 at 10:55 am #

        Many of them will disappear when the SHTF through drug induced suicide eliminating their genes from the gene pool.

        • Ron Anselmo December 8, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

          Many of them are non-reproducers anyway. Self-selecting out of the gene pool. Good riddance.

      • elysianfield December 8, 2023 at 11:43 am #

        Benr,
        America’s youth will do fine. They will just adopt a benign form of anarchism, and rainbows and Unicorns will proliferate.

        From each according to my ability,

        To each according to my needs..

        • benr December 8, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

          Pick A product and then do a deep search for a variety of it.
          Take wetsuits from O’neil VERY limited selection of products and sizes.
          Same with any wetsuit brand you can name.
          Hard times are coming.
          Hope everyone has loaded up on flour, yeast and sugar.

          • WadeWaters December 8, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

            I have a quiver of quality O’Neill wetsuits.

            “It’s always Summer on the inside.”

          • benr December 9, 2023 at 9:42 am #

            @wadewaters

            Thats nice so do I but try and replace all the various wetsuits right now with brand new ones.
            Short John
            Spring suit
            Full 3/2
            Full 4/3

            Supply is short and has been since covid.

        • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

          America’s youth will desert the ship ASAP if they are asked to support America. OG says no problem, Trudeau will handle it.

          So yeah, they will do just fine, in Canada.

    • RD3 December 8, 2023 at 10:51 am #

      “Will the USA still be able to do something like that?”

      No. This doomed cesspool is a polyglot boarding house of squabbling, low intelligence peasants. The oligarchs are using the third-world flotsam to lord over and destroy the descendants of the people who actually created the nation. Russia is in no such predicament. Over 80% of the country is ethnic Russians. Most of the other people are white eastern Europeans from the former Soviet Block. Half the country (and growing) are Russian Orthodox and another 20% or so are Christians of some stripe.

      • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

        Putin is a Duginist. Dugin is a pan-Asianist, basically their version of multiculturalism. There are millions of Muslims in the Moscow area.

        Fascism only works in a non-multiculturalist framework. Putin is going to send a 100,000 non-Whites to the Donbass. He’s a drooling moron on this issue.

        • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

          There is a good point here. The people will support a government that seems to be in tune with them. IOW, the government does things that fit its people.

          Look at the US. Who is the government going to support, Whites or Blacks, or Asians, Or Latinos or, or, or? E Pluribus Unum is a joke, human nature destroys it.

          Think, who does the government represent right now? Of, by and for the People is a joke. The Deep State protects itself, it no longer protects the people.

          • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

            Yes. Al Gore inadvertently told the Truth when he mistranslated it: Out of one, many.

    • Cankerpuss December 8, 2023 at 10:54 am #

      Well, there are still Romans in Rome. There are still Russians in Russia. There are still Persians in Persia. There are still Egyptians in Egypt. The Spanish still live in Spain. So, yeah, there will still be Americans after the demise of the American empire, just like all of the others. Will it be the USA? Probably not.

      • Groundhog December 8, 2023 at 11:08 am #

        No, it won’t be the USA. After the dollar’s demise it will be the DUSA or the FSA. Disunited states of America or Failed states of America.

      • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

        Same people? Augustus Caesar raved at the Romans for not having children. Whole ancient families have died out, he shouted. Did it work? No.

        There are very few real Persians or Egyptians left either.

      • messianicdruid December 8, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

        The acronym consisting of US & A no longer works for me. America will survive the United States.

        • Ron Anselmo December 8, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

          Very nicely put Druid.

    • Paula D December 8, 2023 at 11:54 am #

      No, the US will be Ukraine, not Russia.

      Plus, the US has already been looted by the same oligarchs who looted Russia in the 90s, just more slowly.

      The resources are mostly gone. Human ingenuity is not worth much without resources, or Nigeria or Gaza would be the most productive societies around, with their high birthrates and all.

      • benr December 8, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

        Having kids is not a skill.
        There are zero skills in those two places they have nothing to sell but misery.

        • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

          Think a woman in the middle of labor thinks she has no skill?

          • benr December 9, 2023 at 9:47 am #

            Takes no skill to get knocked up and have kids people have been doing it for millions of years.
            They would now have us believe men are giving birth JohnAZ.

            I am not knocking women having babies is essential and painful just saying the birth rates in GAZA are outstripping everything from food, water and actual land.
            GAZA is literally the star trek episode called the mark of gideon.

      • cowbell81 December 8, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

        Nigeria is pretty productive at turning out “princes” who can send out e-mails requesting banking details to transfer money.

      • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

        Paula thinks all the races are equal. Prove that Nigerians are inventive. They are cunning, yes, but that’s something else.

      • Paula D December 8, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

        So all the people yammering about “human ingenuity is limitless and can overcome anything, and produce everything” don’t actually mean “human”?

        They mean “humans who live in places with actual resources”, which was my point.

        Except for Jarek, of course. He means “white people”, although Europeans were still living in mud huts up until the first harvesting of fossil fuels for energy.

        • Jarek December 9, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

          Prove that Nigerians are just like us.

    • bobfitz03 December 8, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

      75 years to suffer through Communism followed by 25 years to dig out from under Communism.

      3:1 ratio, sounds about right.

      If we stop Communism now in the US, we won’t need decades to repair the damage.

      • Groundhog December 8, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

        “If we stop Communism now in the US, we won’t need decades to repair the damage.”

        The damage to our economy has already been done. We’ve shipped all our domestic manufacturing overseas, and rebuilding all that will take decades and may not happen at all due to lack of resources and lack of capable and skilled people to both build manufacturing facilites and work in them. Today’s youngsters have been destroyed by our useless public school systems. They have no real world skills and most of them were taught delusional garbage in school. We’re not going to dig ourselves out of this mess that easily.

        • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

          I watched an interesting You Tube yesterday where the spokesman said that the world has settled into a two party situation where the USA economic impact and China’s are splitting the globe, I would say The USA (WEF) and BRICS++ is more accurate.

          He caught my ear when he started talking about a third party starting to make its moves now, the hi-tech information power structure. His prophesy is that this power community is eventually going to take over and after they do, he basically said the world will not be a good place. I believe the WEF and BRICS++ are both starting to compete with this group.

    • Mac December 8, 2023 at 5:50 pm #

      Izzy- Unlike the Russian people, Americans will not be able to reconstitute a nation because we do not have a common culture and a history of shared suffering. We will break apart like Yugoslavia did.

  12. Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 11:03 am #

    Nice, detailed piece.

    “Flying Dutchman”- I don’t get the reference, but people should know that you can’t say “Dutchman” anymore.

    Union College, founded 1795, alma mater of President Chester A. Arthur, is on land stolen from the Indians (feather) by said Dutch men, so they naturally had to change their nickname.

    If you go to Union College to day you will see a great many Indians, but only of the dot variety.

    Diversity, for some reason, skews heavily toward Indians.

    “Joe Biden’s” strangely fortuitous blobular selection as Democratic Party nominee and subsequent “victory” by blatant fraud in the 2020 election” – thank you!

    • Rulo Deschamps December 8, 2023 at 11:47 am #

      Beryl,

      ““Flying Dutchman”- I don’t get the reference”

      A myth or folk story originating in the 1700’s about a doomed ship and captain of the Dutch East India Company aimlessly wandering the oceans as punishment for unspecified moral crimes, perhaps related to a pact with the devil or other dabbling in dark occult arts.

      Richard Wagner’s German language opera “Der fliegende Holländer” dating to the mid 1800’s is a masterpiece and highly recommended. Perfect way to spend a gloomy Sunday evening, enjoying a glass of something by the fireplace!

      • Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

        Thank you.

        I have a mantle, but it’s one of those just-for-show ones.

        I’ve been thinking of getting one of those fake flame lights to put in it at Christmastime.

      • beantownbill. December 8, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

        Rulo, it’s nice to see you posting. I had thought you were gone for good. May you comment frequently.

        • Ron Anselmo December 8, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

          Seconded, but I know he’ll never be gone for good. His trail of wisdom is too long.

          • Jarek December 9, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

            Not all that glistens is gold. Slugs leave a glisten behind them…..

    • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

      People like Mike Sherman keep sayin that the conservative passion that the election was stolen is hogwash.

      How the hell does he know, or we know. No investigation was ever done, state officials just kowtowed to the Deep State to nod yes to the illicit returns. Illicit returns? People signed affidavits that they did exist, not a single one was challenged or verified. The entire thing was swept under the proverbial rug by a judiciary that wanted no part of Trump. The same judiciary that is still trying to destroy him.

  13. Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 11:07 am #

    I was researching more about President Trump and Zelensky the other day, and I noticed most articles featured the same photo of Trump speaking and Zelensky looking absolutely miserable, a if to show that Trump was asking him to do something utterly corrupt.

    If you look at the slew of pictures taken on the same occasion, in the others they appear to be getting along in a cordial fashion.

  14. Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 11:09 am #

    All at once, the MSM is heavily focused on WHAT ABOUT EASTERN EUROPE?”

    So are our “leaders”.

    Domino theory, or something.

    • Paula D December 8, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

      Guess they’re trying for a Hail Mary, seeing if they can push more cannon fodder into the Donbass.

      If that doesn’t work, they’re definitely going for terrorism.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

        It seems to me Eastern Europe has men of military age who can do their own fighting, if it comes to that, which it won’t.

      • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

        Tucker Carlson claims:

        In a classified briefing in the House yesterday, defense secretary Lloyd Austin informed members that if they don’t appropriate more money for Zelensky, “we’ll send your uncles, cousins and sons to fight Russia.” Pay the oligarchs or we’ll kill your kids.

        • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

          We’llsend YOUR uncles, cousins and sons ?

          WTF, if ever I heard a statement of how the Deep State no longer is the government of, by and for. This one is a corker. Who exactly do you think you are, you overgrown piece of dogshit Austin? A product of autocratic socialistic government.

          • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

            Elon asked Tucker, Is this for real?
            Tucker answered: Yes, Verified.

        • Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

          That’s after Putin invades the other NATO countries.

          Zelensky said basically the same thing, if we didn’t support Ukraine in fighting the Russian expansionism, our sons and daughters would end up fighting, because of NATO.

          The conservative media reported it as him making threats.

          Austin used modifiers in his statement but they are skilled at this stuff and know that most people see words like “may” and go right past them.

          I know that people in Eastern Europe are afraid of Russian expansionism.

          That doesn’t make it likely to happen.

          All this talk about Eastern Europe is to distract from the fact that we know that the US would not allow Ukraine to make peace with Ukraine, and Austin knows we know it.

          Did you see Fox News try to pull this with Vivek?

          He gave them a figurative ass-kicking six ways from Sunday.

          I have grown to love Vivek.

          • Mac December 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm #

            I like him too, irrespective of how he made his money. It’s also hilarious watching a guy from India channeling Thomas Jefferson.

  15. dilbert113 December 8, 2023 at 11:09 am #

    “The similarities between the late 1980s USSR and present day USA are uncanny — the endless lies, the corruption, the hollowing out of institutions, the censorship, and the decrepit leadership that is despised by the public.” — Dr Toby Rogers That is an excellent point. I have long thought that the US was headed in the direction that the USSR was right before it broke up. That said, one of the reasons the USSR fell apart was because it was simply too big, and too diverse, to hold itself together. Remember, the break up of the USSR did not start with the USSR, but rathe with the breaking-off of Warsaw Pact Nations. The US doesn’t have a similar arrangement, it does not have its own Warsaw Pact. If NATO were to break up, it would have little impact on the United States, at least on the Continental United States, which is far removed from NATO. Frankly, the USSR was rife with groups seeking independence long before the ultimate break up it suffered. If a bunch of secession/independence movements in the US became powerful–Alaska used to have a prety powerful independence movement, but no more–if that happened, then the potential for a Soviet-style break up and balkanization might occur, but we appear to be a long way rom such a moment as of this writing.

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    • Q. Shtik December 8, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

      rathe = rather

      prety = pretty

      rom = from

  16. The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 11:23 am #

    Meat Clown:

    patchstorage.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Meat-Clown-64d413a6654e4.png

    • stelmosfire December 8, 2023 at 11:43 am #

      Zaz, That’s a bunch of bologna.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

        It’s a meat clown world.

  17. Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 11:23 am #

    Hence the effort to break Americans down into groups, and get the groups fighting against each other.

    That was Barack Obama’s stellar achievement.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 11:45 am #

      “Hence the effort to break Americans down into groups, and get the groups fighting against each other.” ~ Beryl of Oyl

      Seems some of the regulars hereon are down with being played like that and going along with it, like amplifiers. They know who they are.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

        It’s too easy.

      • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

        It’s too easy because these groups aren’t meant to be together in the first place.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

          That’s the kind of idiotic statement that I’ve come to expect from you. So what else is new?

          …Do you wear your Ku Klux Klan hood around the house or when you post such comments?

          • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

            Do Robins hang out with crows, or mate with Blue Jays? Birds of a featha flock togetha. Like unto like!

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

            “According to the most recent estimates, about 16% of all wild bird species have been known to hybridize with one another; this number increases to 22% when captive hybrids are taken into account. Several bird species hybridize with multiple other species.” ~ Wikipedia

            I wasn’t aware of that until now. Thanks, Ja.

            But anyway, who’s going to determine who mates with whom?

            Dictator/Human-breeder Jarek? Perish the dystopic thought.

          • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

            And produce viable offspring? Darwin noted a hidden peril when the finches of different Galapagos islands were mated: They mixed and matched their genetic “nest building” techniques, producing bad nests.

            Amazing that such things can be genetic, eh?

            I assume any such inter-breeding is among very closely related species. Too far and it become non-viable as with horses and donkeys that produce sterile mules.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 2:41 pm #

            I suspect so but then that’s exactly what we’re talking about WRT humans, who can all intermix. They are not different ‘species’, or ‘races’ as you might say, yet, if they ever will be.

            And they will likely depend on natural selection and what works, rather than what the ‘Jareks’ of the world think ought to in their flatland worlds.

            I mean, you invoke Darwin afterall, right? So? Do you want to eat your cake and have it too? Unnatural selection and natural selection when they suit you but not when they don’t?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

            Oh and apparently if you’re of a particular ancestry, you may already be a kind of ‘hybrid’ insofar as having Neanderthal genes.

            And– as I’ve said hereon before– if we’re ultimately all out of Africa, then, guess what? You’re ‘black’. LOL

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

            “And produce viable offspring?” ~ Jarek

            I’ve read a bit more but it appears, yes, at least the ones that are noticed by birdwatchers and whoever. I guess the ones that are not viable are simply not expressed and so go unseen.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

            The point behind all of this sort of thing, Jarek, is that nature is not the flat notion you seem to see it as– at least from some of your apparent standpoints. It’s not black-and-white. Not even close.

            Even with something as simple-looking as gardening, you quickly realize how different and unique plants are in not only how they look, but how and when they grow, mature, get ‘sick’ and reproduce and so forth.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

            …Soil types, heat preferences, planting preferences, sunlight preferences, moisture-level preferences, types of predators, parts that are edible and parts on the same plant that are not or even poisonous, and on and on.
            It’s really quite amazing. You could go your entire life and hardly scratch the surface.

          • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 10:38 pm #

            Yes, certain conditions and mixings are beneficial. Others conditions and mixings are not.

            To think that the more mixed, the better is simplistic. You might well destroy a good thing and replace it with something worse.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 4:10 am #

            The point is about getting out of the way and letting species mix according to natural, rather than some human shmucks’, dynamics.

          • Jarek December 9, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

            Lions defending their territory is natural. Ditto groups of chimps. Ants go to war. Humans too. Building houses with walls and doors with locks even.

            Letting a race horse – the product of a millenia of selected breeding – breed with a regular horse is natural since they want to do it. Not letting them is natural to us.

            The Crusaders admired the Arabian horses for their speed and spirit. But they were too small to carry a knight in full armor. So they carefully bred them with their larger horses, careful not to lose the speed and the “spirit” or psychological aspect.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

            Which means what, Jarek? What’s your goal? Spell it out. I already have…

            Human aren’t ants or lions. Lions don’t have imposed State systems– they are small local groups called prides (in our equivalent case, it would be tribes or bands)– and ants aren’t as complex as humans. It has been said about ants that the entire colony is the organism. That’s not us.

            But do you want your pride of lions or ant colony?

            Fine, go try it yourself, but don’t impose it on those who don’t want it by using coercive State processes, otherwise you’ve transgressed the natural rights of those who don’t want it and risk war.

          • Jarek December 10, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

            You referenced nature as our guide, man being part of nature. Then you repudiated nature when I showed how territorial some of our close relatives are.

            Man is above Nature in his highest aspects of intellect and spirit, but of Nature in his lower aspects.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

          tinyurl.com/nhz5pw3h

          “It’s too easy because these groups aren’t meant to be together in the first place.” ~ Jarek

  18. sanspeur December 8, 2023 at 11:30 am #

    The only option for anyone today, is to work on themselves. Be moral, love your neighbor, and try to feed the beast system as much as possible.

    Associate with like minded people who are also working on themselves.

    Expecting a savior in the from politics or religion is futile waste of one’s psychic energy. Turn that energy to reflect on yourself, each day reviewing your interactions. Were they towards good, or did they negatively affect another soul?

    These efforts build outwards, and must be used to defeat the media beast that creeps into the souls of so many. This was what Jesus Christ attempted to covey. There is an honest Hindu, Jew, Muslim, etc…that would claim that Jesus’s message was not universal and productive for a functioning society.

    • sanspeur December 8, 2023 at 11:42 am #

      and try NOT to feed the beast system as much as possible.

      smh….

      • tom clark December 8, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

        I shall pass this way but once. Therefore, any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again.

        • Q. Shtik December 8, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

          I shall pass this way but once. Therefore, any good that I can do, etc. etc. – tom clark

          ==========

          I shall pass this way but once. Therefore, any error that I can point out, etc. etc. – Q. Shtik

    • Rulo Deschamps December 8, 2023 at 8:56 pm #

      sans,

      amen and spot on.

      Minor clarification: “There is an honest…” – shouldn’t it be “there isn’t”?

    • Anthea December 9, 2023 at 5:32 pm #

      @ sanspeur:

      Yes. The solutions to the present circumstances are not political, but personal. A person can lead a good life, and enjoy a good family life and community life, even in difficult circumstances.

  19. The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 11:30 am #

    Peter Gabriel – Panopticom
    (Dark-Side Mix) (Vnderworld Official Video)

    youtu.be/VMJGV7GWC5I?si=L_ydebwbPvNZ6MNu

    —-

    If you are less than crazy about the music, you might still like the trippy video, especially if you like, say, Dali, with a dash of Escher and a smidgen of… Iger, maybe?

    Ya, it’s a relatively new video/song and the guy’s still cranking ’em out.

  20. Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 11:31 am #

    Look at all the trouble Eliot Spitzer got into, even though he paid for his whores with his own money.

    A lot of people figured he was set to be our first Jewish president.

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    • Paula D December 8, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

      Wasn’t he looking into the bank frauds involved in the 2008 collapse?

      • Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

        I’m sure that had nothing to do with it./s

        The FBI just happened to get all concerned about an escort service, Spitzer just happened to be a client, and Roger Stone just happened to be involved.

  21. BigJake December 8, 2023 at 11:31 am #

    “[S]tatute of limitations…”

    Limitation.

    LIMITATION.

    LIMITATION.

    LIMITATION.

    • BigJake December 8, 2023 at 11:32 am #

      Also: STATUTES of limitation.

    • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

      Statues of limitation. Trump promised us a Garden of Heroes. People like Bobby Lee and his horse, Traveler.

  22. elysianfield December 8, 2023 at 11:35 am #

    “why did Mr. Wray not alert President Trump’s attorneys that he was in possession of possibly exculpatory evidence regarding the president’s supposedly nefarious phone call to newly elected Ukraine President Zelensky that kicked off the impeachment? Huh? Just wondering”

    Dear “Just Wondering”

    The short answer is;

    “It’s GOOD to be da King….”

  23. OG December 8, 2023 at 11:39 am #

    Au & Ag are getting hammered today.

    kitco.com/market/

    • stelmosfire December 8, 2023 at 11:53 am #

      Would today be a good day to sell the silver I bought last week on your advise? Or should I wait until it drops a little more? I see now why your not in the money business anymore. Coal is up 6% today. I’m hoping for some in my stocking. At least I can burn it to stay warm or trade it for a chicken.

      • benr December 8, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

        Lets be real for just a moment.
        They are not making anymore gold or silver.
        Buy and hold is a safe bet.

        • beantownbill. December 8, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

          Correct. But just add or subtract a few neutrons and protons to any atom and you will be able to transmute anything into gold and silver. Some day that will happen. But probably not in our lifetime.

          • cowbell81 December 8, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

            Apparently, there is enough gold, silver, and other high value minerals in the asteroid belt to totally make all of earth’s existing resources worthless.

          • messianicdruid December 9, 2023 at 2:11 am #

            I wonder if it is easier to dig them up here or to retrieve them from beyond Mars.

        • neurodoc December 8, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

          benr: you’re correct. Gold has outperformed the SandP for the past decade. And I’m taking about the price of actual bullion gold, not paper bullshit gold (e.g. gld).

        • elysianfield December 8, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

          “NASA is on a mission to explore a Greek-named asteroid called 16 Psyched…. Made completely of metal, it boasts enough gold to either make every person on Earth a billionaire—or to collapse the gold market and destabilize the entire global financial world.Oct 10, 2023

          Yeah.

          • neurodoc December 8, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

            I wouldn’t hold my breath on anything nasa promises; plus, check out the melting point of gold. It would melt and burn up coming thru our atmosphere, unless a massively expensive cooling system were on board. Sorry to dash your hopes. Also, after the elites all get their % there won’t be much left for us plebes (defined by the wef as net worth under $10mil).
            🙂

          • beantownbill. December 8, 2023 at 3:04 pm #

            But mining the metal on an asteroid is currently beyond our technology unless we invest a few trillion dollars. What we have done so far is scoop out an ounce or two lying on or very near the surface of the object and fly that back to Earth.

            Mining is an industrial process requiring a lot of equipment, repair facilities of that equipment at the site when needed, material processing of tons and tons of raw product to get enough of the refined ore (on Earth, a good mine results in getting about a few ounces if even that after chemically treating a ton of rock), the refined material then must be piled into a container). In fact, that’s how mining engineers rate a find – by how many ounces of gold it yields per ton of rock and it’s always in ounces.
            What I think will happen in our lifetimes, is a Musk type investor will send a probe, get a few grams of material, send it back here to inspect, and if the results are good, go look for several investors to raise a few trillion dollars to start a very basic operation.

            In other words, I don’t think we have to worry for a long time about space gold or silver being plentiful enough to affect prices.

            However, I’ve been told you have enough money to get the project going. So when are you starting?

          • elysianfield December 8, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

            https://builtin.com/aerospace/top-space-mining-companies

            Many investment opportunities….

      • Q. Shtik December 8, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

        stelmo,

        advise s/b advice

        your s/b you’re

        • stelmosfire December 8, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

          My point is that the prices are artificial and always open to manipulation. Why is silver worth 3-4% less today than it was worth yesterday?

          • beantownbill. December 8, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

            All market prices for anything are artificial. Prices are set by market makers, which are just guesses. If enough investors decide that the market makers’ price isn’t correct, then the commodity either rises or falls. I think you have to distinguish between true, inherent value, which stays constant, and market value which is transitory. For example, supposedly a suit has cost an oz of gold for at least a thousand years – that’s inherent value, whereas the market price of gold has varied over time.

          • messianicdruid December 9, 2023 at 2:17 am #

            “Dollars'” no longer measure silver and gold. Now gold and silver measure “dollars'”.

      • OG December 8, 2023 at 7:23 pm #

        Elmo, I was talking up Au at $280/oz. It closed today at $2004.50. That is a seven-bagger! That is correct: I have issued outstanding investment advice vis-a-vis physical gold.

        If you thought that you can buy and hold Au & Ag without risk and ups-&-downs, then you’re even dumber than I thought you were.

        The sky’s the limit for you, right?

        ***
        To be clear: I worked with stock market analysts, portfolio strategists, investment bankers, institutional sales & trading, etc. I built data acquisition & publishing systems for these professionals. I was a “back-office” systems guy, always a contrarian and never advising clients during my 22 years on Bay Street.

    • neurodoc December 8, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

      OG: Au and Ag are having an expected technical pullback from the latest (too fast) run up. Au Support is still intact at $1940. Hope it tests that support = great buying opportunity.

    • Anthea December 9, 2023 at 5:40 pm #

      @ OG:

      People were stunned awhile back (last year?) when gold went above $2,000. That was big news. It still hasn’t dropped below that, although last time this happened it dropped back below $1,900. None of this is anything to get excited about. The time will come when the gold price can’t be controlled, but this is not the time yet.

  24. BuckeyeDoug December 8, 2023 at 11:51 am #

    Holy Shit, Jim. That last paragraph about exculpatory evidence related to the first impeachment of President Trump – I haven’t heard that angle before now. What a catch. Heads should roll but probably won’t.

  25. The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

    In a debt-based economy on the other side of peak oil where, as a whole, debts can no longer be repayed because the economy can no longer grow (apparently), who wants to be president/prime minister? Maybe no one ‘in their right mind’ wants the job.

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  26. Q. Shtik December 8, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

    @ JHK,

    If you happen to be looking in on the comments section today, please note that the last sentence of the fifth from last paragraph of today’s essay is missing a word.

    and one [..] them a capital crime.

    I’m sure you will want to fix it.

    • tom clark December 8, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

      Q…if I live to be 83, I hope I can still proofread like you do. And heck, JK won’t even have to hire me!

      • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

        When I’m Sixty Four
        The Beatles

        youtu.be/HCTunqv1Xt4?si=Kt4s72s12j1aUtop

  27. bobfitz03 December 8, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

    As long as it remains in power, the Blob will do everything it can to protect itself and expand.

    The Blob does not wakes up one morning and say, “Alright, you got me. I was wrong and will come along quietly.”

    It will never apologize, admit crimes, face the press, face the people, face justice, accept punishment, leave office, pay damages, relinquish assets, do community service, or go to jail.

    It will ignore the law and subvert justice to exonerate and pardon itself, then seek the next position of authority to absorb.

    Nothing changes with the Blob running the show.

    • tom clark December 8, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

      Another neat thing about the Blob…you don’t have to name names.

    • Groundhog December 8, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

      “It will ignore the law and subvert justice to exonerate and pardon itself, then seek the next position of authority to absorb.

      Nothing changes with the Blob running the show.”

      Nope. Nothing will change until the blob completely destroys the US dollar and the rest of the world stops trading with us. We have hardly any domestic manufacturing left to provide us with basic needs like shoes, clothing, pots and pans, tools and hardware etc. The effect will be the same as having a foreign naval blockcade stopping US access to international trade on both west and east coasts. That will impoverish this country and destroy our former way of life. Suburbia won’t work at all under those conditions. So what will happen? Some say civil war, but I doubt that – we won’t be organized enough to fight each other and won’t have any leadership. It will probably be a “civil war” of neighbor against neighbor or city against city. It will not end well.

  28. bobfitz03 December 8, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

    “… the Biden clan only grossed about $25-million, maximum, over many years…”

    Nobody is really talking about this. Biden sold out for peanuts and had to pimp his family to get that.

    Maybe the Bidens are so compromised players know they can buy them off the discount rack. Maybe they simply have no class whatsoever and are inherently cheap goods. Maybe politicians don’t cost as much as you might think.

    Hard to say. Regardless, the Devil saw that sucker coming a mile away.

    • Paula D December 8, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

      Politicians are dirt cheap. Have you ever seen exposes of campaign money given vs special favors handed out?

      Pathetic. A $200,000 investment can yield millions or billions of dollars return.
      True, they have to bribe more than one, but still……

      • SpeedyBB December 11, 2023 at 9:59 am #

        A Japanese executive here in Indonesia joked “What is the difference between buying a politician in Washington and buying one in Jakarta?”

        “The one in Jakarta stays bought.”

  29. beantownbill. December 8, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

    And I hope there’s no one here that thinks Hunter will spend any time or even a little time in jail. He’ll just get a slap on the wrist, if even that. I’m thinking of changing my name to beantownbiden. Then I can say or do anything I want.

    • cowbell81 December 8, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

      The Biden name will only get you so far. I wouldn’t want to besmirch my good name and reputation like that for all the money in the world. If you do change your name to Biden, just lay off the sniffing of little girls, okay?

      • beantownbill. December 8, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

        But, but…. sniffing little girls is what it’s all about, isn’t it? Or is it actually the hokey pokey after all? Who woulda thunk?

  30. BackRowHeckler December 8, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

    … and now the NYPost runs a long article tying RFK, jr. with Jeffrey Epstein.

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    • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 1:33 pm #

      Hell, everyone knew Epstein. Don’t tell me you didn’t. He was Party Grand Central.

      • BackRowHeckler December 8, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

        I’m not much of a partier.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

          With a handle like BackRowHeckler? Could have fooled me!

          ^u’

          • BackRowHeckler December 8, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

            The guy in the back row yelling out sh#t is usually a misanthrope.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

        This grows so tiresome. Getting a ride on a private does not make one a human trafficker.

        Hanging out with a celebrity ‘financier’ makes you a celebrity.

        Actually making a trip to the private island is a little more suspicious, but wannabes will freeload and rub elbows with whoever invites them.

        Epstein and Maxwell deliberately brought a wide variety of the rich and famous and influential into their sphere.

        • BackRowHeckler December 8, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

          RFK, jr. never went to the Island, Beryl. Epstein found out that Bobby liked to hunt for indian relics & arrowheads, so he flew him & his kids out to NDakota for a relic hunting expedition. Epstein comes across as a chameleon & a celebrity hunter; he could be whatever he needed to be to get close and draw in the powerful, rich & famous.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

            I admit to not knowing too much about this Epstein character, but what do you think about how, in the past, men would apparently often wed much younger women, at ages barely out of puberty?
            I suppose with people having shorter lives, perhaps it was part of the context that made the age disparities acceptable. But I mean it’s interesting how things like mores change.

            To say this again, personally, if a much older women had hit on me at, say, 14 or 15, I wouldn’t have hesitated… And I doubt very much that any normal young male or friends I knew would have hesitated either. So some of this current cultural thing seems a bit of a crock.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

            …To add to the crock; social engineering by politicians/lawmakers with some Jarek-comment-level mindsets.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 3:19 pm #

            Also, who cares about the Bidens’ influence peddling and Hunter’s and whoever else’s nonsense?

            The system, itself, how it operates and its laws that underpin all that is fundamentally-corrupt, so of course it’s going to breed its own little sub-corruptions that JHK bi-weeklies about.

            So hooing and hawing about Joe and Hunter and all the shmucks in political circles is missing the deeper point.

            It’s focusing on the symptoms rather than the cause.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

            IOW, corruption and likely serious decline if not collapse is an inherent, baked-in inevitability of a fundamentally corrupt, and therefore unworkable, system.

            You could bring in the most sterling politician/president and it wouldn’t matter, unless they could somehow change the system’s structures.

          • elysianfield December 8, 2023 at 7:18 pm #

            BRH,
            I wish Epstein would have known of my interest in tropical island fauna, and the mating habits thereof..

    • Paula D December 8, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

      They are milking this Epstein thing for all it’s worth, taking the outrage people felt and using it against us, as usual.

      Would I rather know Epstein’s client list or the Blob’s? Personally, I’d like to know who is buying who now, not who got party favors in the past.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 4:07 pm #

        Why do they believe he had such a list?

  31. Phineas December 8, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

    You are a national treasure Mr. Kunstler.

    A firebrand for truth expressed with the ring of absolute truth.

    May you be blessed mightily.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

      Did you read that, Jim? Kick ass. That’s worth another cigarette in the neglected ear, damn it, and lit. (Is it lit? I didn’t notice.)

    • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

      Numbers 25:7-13
      New International Version
      7 When Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, saw this, he left the assembly, took a spear in his hand 8 and followed the Israelite into the tent. He drove the spear into both of them, right through the Israelite man and into the woman’s stomach. Then the plague against the Israelites was stopped; 9 but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000.

      10 The Lord said to Moses, 11 “Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, has turned my anger away from the Israelites. Since he was as zealous for my honor among them as I am, I did not put an end to them in my zeal. 12 Therefore tell him I am making my covenant of peace with him. 13 He and his descendants will have a covenant of a lasting priesthood, because he was zealous for the honor of his God and made atonement for the Israelites.”

      Jarek: Make of it what you will. But it would at least seem that ethnic mixing was not part of God’s Plan, at least at this point.

      I disavow this and much of the Old Testament.

      • JohnAZ December 8, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

        Jarek

        One thing is for sure, you did not want to mess with the OT God.

        • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

          Phineas pinned them like butterflies in a book. And while mating! No good sportsmanship here. Noble American hunters eschew this.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

        Number 666; sign o’ th’ beast.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

        “I disavow this and much of the Old Testament.” ~ Jarek

        Vow
        by Garbage

        youtu.be/qZsVcoWRIkY?si=DeI2uBqh9WUk7CC0

        • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

          Who calls their band, Garbage or the Dead Kennedys?

          What is this shit?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 3:28 pm #

            Are the Dead Kennedys any good?

          • Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 4:08 pm #

            Garbage had a hit called Stupid Girl. I can’t believe you never latched on to that.

          • Night Owl December 8, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

            I heard far more offensive names in my days playing in postpunk bands.

            Artists do weird shit quite often, Jarek. It is part of what makes them artists.

            One would think that one who appears so certain about a great many things would have little trouble understanding why a band might call itself Garbage or Dead Kennedys.

          • elysianfield December 8, 2023 at 6:07 pm #

            Owl,
            Sooo, maybe Zaz is an artist? Saying ridiculous shit regarding anarchy, and being treated with ill-disguised contempt as an art form?

          • elysianfield December 8, 2023 at 6:10 pm #

            “Who calls their band, Garbage or the Dead Kennedys?”

            Jarek,

            Perhaps those bereft of gifts?

            I know of persons who, for shock value and need for abuse, call themselves “Anarchists”.

          • Night Owl December 8, 2023 at 6:41 pm #

            He could be Elysian. He is a bit schitzo, as are most of the people I’ve made music with. I don’t agree with his anarchy rants, but hey.

            I hung out with a lot of grafitti artists in my college days and they were even worse. Many crazy talented though.

            Those who think outside the box are the ones who usually change the world. But some also end up homeless.

            😀

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 5:02 am #

            I only know a few songs from Garbage. Another thing I might know is that one of their albums is called Absolute Garbage.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 5:08 am #

            elysianfield you really do seem to have a bee up your bonnet/thorn in your side with my name on it, never mind anarchy. Looks like I really did a number on you.

          • benr December 9, 2023 at 10:38 am #

            @jarek

            Punk

          • messianicdruid December 9, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

            You are not an artist just because people don’t understand you.

          • elysianfield December 9, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

            ” Looks like I really did a number on you.”

            Zaz,
            Yes you did. Your concise arguments, along with your rapier-like wit has put me in my place. Your Buckley-esq logic, your delivery, almost Churchillian, has won many admirers on this site, and has converted many to your “anarchy”.

            Your arguments have caused me physical harm…the angst you engendered caused me to cry out, and almost swallow my tongue….

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

            Go you.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 4:32 pm #

            Night Owl October 28, 2023 at 8:04 am:

            “Didn’t your posts just get removed from the thread for insulting the host Avatar?

            Don’t involve me in your comparisons. I merely react to retards as appropriate.”

            100th Avatar October 28, 2023 at 12:24 pm:

            “@ night Karen

            You’re a fag. Total fag.

            Read into that how you want.

            Always squealing to the principal about bannings and admonishments and previous disciplinary actions

            What kind of man are you?

            Bitches like you are to blame”

            ——

            King Crimson – 21st Century Schizoid Man

            youtu.be/7OvW8Z7kiws?si=FJrzHtusdu6GCyKl&t=27

        • Soul Forensics December 9, 2023 at 4:27 pm #

          Punk band in my home city that was popular: The Dayglo Abortions.

          I’m not into punk rock, but if I ever started a band in that sub-genre, I would’ve called it Anal Leakage.

  32. elysianfield December 8, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

    Rats.

    I have a rat, living in my living room wall. Yesterday, found a hole as big as a hardball. Last Night, the bastard…lets call him 666, opened another, of similar size, in the drywall, 7 feet off t he floor. I think 666 is an anarchist.

    The battle is joined.

    • elysianfield December 8, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

      …666 needs no goddamned government, it takes what it wants.

      • BackRowHeckler December 8, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

        .357 ‘Snake Shot’ for your S&W Model 19, E. That’s the only solution.

        • elysianfield December 8, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

          BRH,
          Nooo, a more genteel solution is a fine Remington prewar model 121 smoothbore and crimp shot cartridge…I have both, and a desire to use them.

          Last night, I set a live trap of my own manufacture at the rat hole on the wall at floor level. Now, understand, that West coast (The Best Coast) rats have higher standards than those East coast rats, usually found in New Jersey. I bated the trap with peanut butter, roasted peanuts from a bag, and a piece of fine red Briette cheese (Again, our rats have standards, and cannot be enticed by a shiny bauble or cheap meal…unlike the New Jersey rats, or, as I understand, the New Jersey women…)

          The rat…666, refused my offering.

          So it continues….

        • Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 4:12 pm #

          On an episode of cops, in NYC, a family called the police about a rat that swam up into their apartment through the plumbing.

          People in NY call the police for everything.

          The police showed up, entered the bathroom, and fired at the rat that was still in the toilet.

          Comedy ensued.

          • elysianfield December 8, 2023 at 4:27 pm #

            Beryl,
            I once received a call for assistance, an old lady had a rat trapped in her bathroom in upper west Oakland. The rat attacked me. My nightstick had numerous chunks taken out of it by the lunging rat as I “swung for the fences”. I finally lured the rat outside of the house.

    • Paula D December 8, 2023 at 3:13 pm #

      666 sounds very industrious and hard working, with a fine moral character that eschews easy gifts.

      • elysianfield December 8, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

        Paula,
        Yes. This AM I discovered that 666 had refused my gifts to the extent that he filled in his entrance with the detritus of its nest building. This gave me pause. 666 is intelligent, and dangerous in it’s knowledge. I though, if this were a Middle Eastern rat, would it be a Hamas rat, or a peace loving, easy to get along with Israeli rat?

        THEN it occurred to me that, to kill the Hamas rat, the Israelis would employ an Old Testament remedy…water!.
        Water killed the Pharoah’s Army, and I would use water to kill the beast. I blocked the hole at the 7 foot level, and then placed a cup of water at the back of the trap. Just as the IDFprovides water to flush Hamas from there warrens, I will use 666’s thirst to lure it to it’s doom.

        Now I wait.

        • Q. Shtik December 8, 2023 at 3:55 pm #

          I though, if this were a Middle Eastern rat, – elysian

          ===========

          thought

          • elysianfield December 8, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

            …Glad you cleared that up for us….

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 4:33 pm #

            Could you illustrate/fix my comment error below?

            (December 8, 2023 at 4:31 pm)

      • elysianfield December 9, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

        Paula,
        Yes, and of Saturday Am, it has “eschewed” another hole in my goddamned wall. I am resorting to chemical warfare, and have not only filled the new hole with aluminum foil, but added 10cc of ammonia at the new site…reputed to repel rats.

        It is the beginning of the third day without water. I expect chewing through 1/2″ Gypsum walls is thirsty business.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 4:31 pm #

      When you mention anarchist in that context, you are hitting yourself in the face with a pie or worse, like that Dirp! South Park character.

      ‘Your’ government you so seem to embrace is that very hammer/cannon of Dirp’s. Wisdom and age are of course only correlated.

      Anyway, a fellow by the name of Alfred Cuzan if I have his name correct argued in an essay that government, itself, was in its own state of anarchy.

      I had a problem with the essay which I won’t mention at the moment, but he did followed up that essay, nevertheless, after abound 30 years (!), with a new one which I only skimmed so far.

      • elysianfield December 8, 2023 at 5:47 pm #

        “When you mention anarchist in that context, you are hitting yourself in the face with a pie”

        Oh? Please explain why that is the case.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 4:25 am #

          I did in that one simple sentence:

          “Your’ government you so seem to embrace is that very hammer/cannon of Dirp’s.”

        • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 4:52 am #

          At a small-scale level for example, less consensual and less equitable (and the like) relationships appear far more unstable and to have a greater risk of erosion/decline/collapse.

          Scale that up to the State level and it’s likely the same idea.

          But we’ve been down this road before, ely. So what would you have me say?

          ‘Hey, I think you’re right and I’m wrong and the current way the State is structured and operates is just hunky-dory.’? LOL

          So, it seems to be yet another case of people doubling-down on whatever their ‘reality-schemas/maps’ are– you, Jarek, JHK, me, State players– whoever– until perhaps sufficient changes in conditions force us to confront and re-evaluate them.

          It may be important to note, incidentally, that anarchy and government are not mutually exclusive.

          • elysianfield December 9, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

            It may be important to note, incidentally, that anarchy and government are not mutually exclusive.

            Zaz,

            Well, neither is consensual sex and pederasty. You equate freedom of choice with anarchy. you seem to view government of all sorts as an unworkable model. I would expect your brand of anarchy…your blow against the empire, as effective and awe inspiring as tearing the labels from mattresses.

            You have yet to give a workable definition of what you consider “anarchy”.

            You have yet to provide a single example of a working model for your thesis…although I have, and you refuse to address the issue as presented..

            Can you give us an example, from personal experience, of the anarchy you have performed?

            Please.

            Face saving? Doubling down? You jest.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 4:26 pm #

            @elysianfield, see here:

            December 9, 2023 at 4:23 pm

        • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 4:56 am #

          I think the doubling-down thing is probably part of the face-saving process, what do you think?

    • Anthea December 10, 2023 at 10:21 pm #

      A rat got in my house last year, through the dryer vent. We covered the dryer vent with steel mesh, so that rat couldn’t get out and not more rats could get in. I put out rat poison and rat traps, to no avail.

      Since the critter had no access to water, it chewed through the (PEX) water lines in a couple of places, so we had to shut off the water. I mixed some of the rat poison with water, in hopes the critter would get thirsty enough to eat it. That didn’t work.

      I think the water had been shut off for about a week before we finally caught the rat in a rat trap. The Tomcat traps are the best. These were recommended to me by a guy I met in the rat-trap aisle at Walmart. He had a fairly large poultry operation and had had a rat problem that spring, with the rats eating the newly hatched baby chicks in his hen houses.

      I had to call around to several places to find the Tomcat traps. Most places were out of stock, but I finally found them at True Value.

  33. Breck December 8, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

    “The similarities between the late 1980s USSR and present day USA are uncanny — the endless lies, the corruption, the hollowing out of institutions, the censorship, and the decrepit leadership that is despised by the public.” — Dr Toby Rogers
    _______________________

    As per The Plan?

  34. Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

    Secretary Blinken said this yesterday:

    “One other footnote on this, and this is more for the American audience. If you look at the investments that we’ve made in Ukraine’s defense to deal with this aggression, 90 percent of the security assistance we’ve provided has actually been spent here in the United States with our manufacturers, with our production, and that’s produced more American jobs, more growth in our own economy. So this has also been a win-win that we need to continue.”

    Lindsey, Mitch, and Tony keep telling us what a bargain we got so far, all those dead Ukrainians actually helped us.

    • Paula D December 8, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

      They seem to have no sense of propriety.

      What kind of a human being would sell the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people as a “win-win” situation?

      Do they really think that Americans are that morally bankrupt?

      • Beryl of Oyl December 8, 2023 at 4:13 pm #

        Yes and also financially illiterate.

      • Anthea December 10, 2023 at 10:29 pm #

        I think it was “Dubya” Bush who sold one of the Middle Eastern wars by saying, “It’s about jobs.” The MIC employs a lot of people. I grew up in a town where working for the MIC was the only game in town, in the way of decent jobs. That was back during the Viet Nam War. So most people in town were die-hards in favor of the war.

  35. cowbell81 December 8, 2023 at 3:20 pm #

    Why do politicians and so many others go through so many hoops just to get their jollies off or dip their dick in some shank’s honey hole? I mean, it seems like all common sense goes completely out the window as soon as a little nookie is involved.

    Cases in point: Hunter Biden, Elliot Spitzer, John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner

    httpsXX://nypost.com/2023/11/08/news/high-end-brothel-outside-dc-catered-to-politicians-and-military-officials-doj-says/

    Who are the women involved in all these explicit activities and how do they feel about the havoc they are wreaking? I tell you, there are some real sirens out there. Any time a person in higher authority feels the urge to use services of this sort, they should pull an Odysseus, plug their ears, and have someone tie them to a post until the urges subside.

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    • Q. Shtik December 8, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

      some shank’s honey hole? -cow

      =========

      skank’s

      • cowbell81 December 8, 2023 at 4:00 pm #

        Thank you, I stand corrected. Subliminally I must have been thinking of shanking the skank if she does not comply with the pimp’s demands.

  36. Breck December 8, 2023 at 3:22 pm #

    One of the fringe benefits of being old (like 75 yrs old), is that the worse thing that can happen to me is that I will die. And like Rick Blaine said, “Go ahead and shoot, you’ll be doing me a favor”.

  37. Jarek December 8, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

    The beauty of the universe is in its infinite diversity.

    Spock

    Jarek: But diversity requires separation, does it not?

    Spock: Indubitably.

    Jarek: Is it worth fighting for? To build walls, fences, and borders to protect it?

    Spock: Of course. Those who would mix everything together would devolve their worlds back to the amoeba.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

      Sherlock and Watson as geologists instead:

      Sherlock: “Sedimentary, my dear Watson.”

      • hmuller December 8, 2023 at 3:57 pm #

        The next movie remake of that story, they’ll be lovers.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 4:39 pm #

          And multi-ethnic. As much socially engineered as Jarek’s extreme other end of the spectrum.

          To be socially-engineered or not to be socially-engineered: That is the question.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

      Spock: “So who’s going to keep diversity from mixing?”

      Jarek: “Don’t you realize that it is implied that I will!? It will be mandatory! Like the jab! Counterarguments will be aggressively censured/deplatformed.”

      • Jarek December 8, 2023 at 4:01 pm #

        Jarek: People, both individuals and groups. Surely you realize that diversity doesn’t happen without struggle and discipline?

        • The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 4:42 pm #

          Have you been deadpan parodying a Ku Klux Klan member?

          • RD3 December 8, 2023 at 9:05 pm #

            What was wrong with the Klan?

          • Jarek December 9, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

            Good old RD!

            No, wait – I didn’t mean to say that. I will get this RD3 unit looked at after I finish repairing the dew collectors and kill off a few more womp rats.

            Luke Skywalker

  38. malthuss December 8, 2023 at 3:25 pm #

    GROUND HOG

    Define ‘collapse’…huh.

    with Blacks, Browns, FOB yellows and chinese soldiers..is collapse yesterday?

  39. The Man They Call Zazelle December 8, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

    Satan is God’s other half as propaganda tool.

    IOW, it’s the same guy.

    • hmuller December 8, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

      Gazelle,
      You’re not the first to suspect those two are playing a good cop/bad cop game on us here in this virtual reality matrix we call home.

      • hmuller December 8, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

        Oops, my damn app often changes words it doesn’t recognize, like Zazelle.

  40. Roundball Shaman December 8, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

    “The similarities between the late 1980s USSR and present day USA are uncanny…” — Dr Toby Rogers

    There is an old wisdom teaching: “You become that which you hate.”

    Most people in America did not hate the people of the USSR. They viewed those poor folks just as much a victim of their own leaders as we in ‘The Indispensable Nation’ feel. We just suffered in different ways… and America had way more stuff on the store shelves. And Americans tended to keep their shoes on while inside the UN building.

    But the so-called leaders of both nations went through the theater of ‘hating’ each other and calling each other names and threatening each other with weapons that would obliterate both sides in mere minutes. And both sides terrorized their people with such fears to consolidate power and keep people fearful. So the leadership class of both nations was in many ways more similar to each other than different.

    And the spirit of the times in America eventually took on the look and feel of that which their leaders claimed to hate.

    Why does one value something? Because they VALUE it. They give it worth and meaning. An energetic act. A purposeful act. And act of choice.

    And if large numbers of Americans no longer value the First and Second and Fourth Amendments (and true freedoms)… and secure borders… and keeping poisons out of our veins… then America doesn’t want those things any more. And so – being basically lazy and uncreative – they look to existing arrangements from history to take on a new persona. And so, modern day ‘Indispensables’ take on the tenor and look of the old decrepit Soviet State. Just still with more stuff on the shelves (at least for a while longer).

    In suburban Chicago, a beloved bakery that has existed for 118
    years just closed their doors forever. This has already happened many times before in many other places. A place that was part of countless families for generations now has darkened lights and empty shelves and left bewildered stomachs. And why is that significant here?

    Because the family that ran the place couldn’t keep it going. They still had all the business they could handle. But with their
    neighborhood changing and their workers ready to retire and no one to take their place (not to mention the soaring cost of supplies thanks to Bidenomics’ Greatest Economy In All Of Human History!)… it could not be maintained into the future. Nothing to hand over to the next generation.

    That is today’s America in a nutshell. That is another aspect of the Soviet-ization of America.

    We are just making to the next day on fumes and momentum from all the people that have worked hard and had a vision and dedicated themselves to keep things going from generation to generation. All that is going away. And one day – unless a new generation comes along that can re-learn things like inspiration and the value of work – things will indeed grind to a halt.

    You string things along as long as you can… string… things… along. And sooner or later, you just run out of string.

    And maybe even breads and cakes and cookies and treasured times and good memories. Better grab some before our shelves become empty, too. And there is still someone to bake them.

    And you still can find shoes for your feet.

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    • beantownbill. December 8, 2023 at 4:21 pm #

      Wonderful post.

    • Yirgach December 8, 2023 at 5:26 pm #

      @Shamon

      It’s ironic that your post reflects many of JHK’s earlier prognostications on the eventual limit of energy however now it’s due more to political reasons rather than any resource constraint.

      • Roundball Shaman December 8, 2023 at 7:22 pm #

        Yirgach: “It’s ironic that your post reflects many of JHK’s earlier prognostications on the eventual limit of energy however now it’s due more to political reasons rather than any resource constraint.”

        Our Host is of course correct in pointing out the big social and economic consequences of planetary resource constraint. But he approaches this from the perspective of what most people think of as traditional energy resources that power the devices in our World.

        But there is another, deeper form of energy depletion that I like to approach: that of spiritual depletion. Our Nation and our World have been suffering from chronic energy depletion of the mind and spirit at least since the temporary American prosperity of post World War 2 began to evaporate in the mid-1960s.

        We as humans cannot exist without personal energy and personal agency and hope in something in the future. No outward prosperity can ever exist without personal grounding and spiritual soundness inside ourselves first and always. For that is where it comes from in the beginning.

        We suffer more from a depletion of spirit these days than we do from the serious depletion of energy sources. And both of these of course are bad and do not provide for a positive future.

        We may not be able to conjure more oil out of the Earth or gold and silver from depleted mines. But we can always summon a greater spirit within ourselves than transcends outward challenges.

        • crudgemudgeon December 8, 2023 at 9:26 pm #

          RS
          YES! TY.

        • Yirgach December 9, 2023 at 4:04 pm #

          I agree with you RS, “we can always summon a greater spirit within ourselves than transcends outward challenge”

          We can also use our human ingenuity to conjure more energy from the Earth. This has already been done many, many times in the past and will continue ad infinitum.

          Remember whose image we have been created in…

  41. cowbell81 December 8, 2023 at 4:25 pm #

    Anyone else here wonder what ever happened to KDog? Is he writing under a different nom de plume? I recall he was writing weekly installments of that really interesting alternate post collapse world.

    • stelmosfire December 8, 2023 at 9:03 pm #

      Whatchu mean Willis? He just posted a screed yesterday.

      chasingthesquirrel.com/

    • PeteAtomic December 9, 2023 at 7:38 pm #

      I like his blog

      it’s very creative

  42. benr December 8, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

    Your overlords are meeting in Dubai.
    COP 28 and no one is talking about it.

    • benr December 8, 2023 at 6:41 pm #

      King Charles talks about trillions of dollars being raised using insurance (risk reduction and risk guarantees) and Bona Vacantia to combat climate change.
      He did not actually mention Bona Vacantia but it is what is being done all over the place to seize assets for pennies on the dollar and flip them.
      It was brought up that they are already seizing assets from people who have not created wills leaving assets to living heirs when they pass on either naturally or by violent means.

      Not sure if they are even going to get to the excellent discussion on King Charleson this sample but…here it is.

      \\\\\\https://soundcloud.com/groundzeromedia/show-for-sample-12523-carbon-micht-frei-w-steve-goreham

      • benr December 8, 2023 at 7:32 pm #

        Same conference her eminence the hildabeast cankles herself Hillary Clinton announced to a hushed crowd that 61,000 people died of heat related injuries in Europe this year!
        She then regaled them with the facts that over 500,0000 people across the globe mostly pregnant women and children died to the oppressive heat while Al Gore says our Oceans boil!
        All these preening fools in the cult all flew there on private jets exacerbating the problem I mean have they not heard of WebEx or some other chat and meeting program?

        \\\\\https://www.tiktok.com/@brutamerica/video/7308748289959071018

        Here extreme nonsense starts around 2:29

        • BackRowHeckler December 8, 2023 at 10:12 pm #

          Gore is stating that oceans are boiling, but the surface water temp. today at the Coast Guard Station in New London, Ct was 49.5°F, far from the 212°F boiling point, and about what it’s been for this date since records began being kept in 1876.

          I don’t know why Gore keeps making the claim that oceans are boiling. It’s so easy to check.

          • benr December 9, 2023 at 9:49 am #

            Yep, its 62 degrees Fahrenheit here in sunny San Diego.
            Hardly boiling.
            Al Gore is a moron.

        • Q. Shtik December 8, 2023 at 10:20 pm #

          500,0000 people across the globe – benr

          ===========

          I’m confused, how many is 500,0000?

          • benr December 8, 2023 at 10:28 pm #

            Don’t be obtuse or just watch the video.
            Smart ass.

          • Q. Shtik December 10, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

            Don’t be obtuse or just watch the video. – benr

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

            Get real benr. I will not be watching any video to find out what number you intended to write.

  43. Night Owl December 8, 2023 at 6:37 pm #

    Mike Yeadon comments on the interview with Steve Kirsch (that I also posted here some time ago):

    “If you’ve been a fan of Steve Kirsch, I recommend you read this very carefully.

    You may recall that, when he interviewed me earlier this year, he showed no interest whatsoever in my assertion that, based on over 30 years experience of “rational drug design” rules, I was certain they had been designed intentionally to harm, kill & reduce fertility.
    Instead of pushing back on this strong assertion, he tried to pick a fight with me about PCR tests, which I waved away as all but irrelevant given where we now were.

    As the call closed, I put a line through yet another name.

    Based on my own experience, you cannot be a freedom fighter AND retain an account with 100K+ followers on any social media platform and yet be genuine.
    The perpetrators can silence you with a click, if they want to.

    For this & several other reasons there’s no point in me attempting to set up an account on Twitter in my own name.

    Do remember that nobody was ever coming to save us, but that we don’t need someone to save us. We need only want to save ourselves enough to make that a reality.

    Best wishes
    Mike”

    Food for thought. Mike remains one of the greatest freedom fighters we have seen in modern history.

    • Nathan December 8, 2023 at 6:59 pm #

      Hmm. It seems to me that Kirsch is moving one step at a time to bring public out of mass dissonance. Jumping straight to “intentionally killer” rather than looking at the mounting official data in hindsight is several leaps too far for many. Kirsch seems to want to play to his strengths, at least for now, which are using analytical processes to determine facts, not go immediately to guessing motives.

      • Night Owl December 9, 2023 at 11:50 am #

        Maybe, but I suspect it is more that Kirsch just doesn’t have the vision. In another interview he explained that he took two shots of the swill and even enthusiastically recommended it to others.

        He said the thing that changed him was that someone he knew lost 3 relatives immediately after they took the shots. Then he started slowly digging into things.

        I think he will eventually get where Yeadon is, but not because he is working methodically to wake up the slowest of the slow.

    • gustafson.robert.22 December 8, 2023 at 7:28 pm #

      Yeadon can be right and it still not be evidence of that incredibly strong a WEF globalist cabal driving the Covid extravaganza primarily. Harmful (experimentally perhaps) vax design could easily be a top level add-on to a basically Pharma-profit-driven program. The Covid-19 virus being a fiction is even easier to form explanations for.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 5:29 am #

        Nothing says potential for destabilization quite like a self-reinforcing feedback loop.

      • GreenAlba December 9, 2023 at 7:02 am #

        ” Harmful (experimentally perhaps) vax design could easily be a top level add-on to a basically Pharma-profit-driven program.”

        Except that the draconian control of information to protect the official narrative was played out in multiple table-top planning exercises, rather that ever looking at how to facilitate rapid development of early treatments. Those exercises included a CIA cell at Johns Hopkins University.

        • gustafson.robert.22 December 9, 2023 at 7:13 am #

          The CIA got their bioweapons experimentation, and Pharma got their mRNA “breakthrough.”

          That’s what it looks like, a compromise between power-players that greenlit a huge, multi-layered and somewhat self-conflicted operation that didn’t work perfectly for anyone, but got everyone a bit of what they wanted.

          • OG December 9, 2023 at 8:51 am #

            Exactly! Bill Gates did not plan this … wait! What?

          • GreenAlba December 9, 2023 at 9:39 am #

            Thank you for acknowledging that the injections are bioweapons, Gus.

          • JohnAZ December 9, 2023 at 9:59 am #

            GA

            I think he was acknowledging the vaxx and the disease were potential Bioweapons.

            The Vaxx mRNA and the genetic description of the disease, especially the s protein, were created and described at the same time. Fauci would say that the purpose of enhancing the virus was to Crete new vaccines, utter BS. But their creation would be simultaneous.

            How else could they have mRNA that can make muscle cells create exact duplicates of s proteins. And tested in four months.

            Saw a report yesterday saying that the mRNA can be defective causing variations in the cells that produce worthless s proteins that are not exact copies.

            Bad batches????

            I wonder what worthless s proteins can do?

            Hmmm, how gullible was Trump? Or how little attention did he pay to what Pence and Fauci were doing while running his campaign? I wish he would just say oops. I goofed.

          • Q. Shtik December 9, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

            the purpose of enhancing the virus was to Crete new vaccines, – JAZ

            ==========

            Creteis the largest and most populous of the Greek islands

          • Q. Shtik December 9, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

            Crete is

          • gustafson.robert.22 December 9, 2023 at 3:31 pm #

            “Thank you for acknowledging that the injections are bioweapons, Gus.”

            I’ve never not done so, though.

            This is how public discourse tends to go off-rails. Two things which are not incompatible (that 1. the vax was a bioweapon by design—though perhaps more a tentatively experimental than full-on assault weapon—and 2. that Pharma profiteering was the largest share of the Covid engine)..

            are regarded by majorities as incompatible.

        • Night Owl December 9, 2023 at 11:51 am #

          Yes, GA. There is so much evidence in plain sight that it is hard to believe some cannot see it.

  44. Nathan December 8, 2023 at 6:55 pm #

    Jim, the quote from Toby at the masthead of your blog today is exactly what Dmitry Orlov described in his book “Reinventing Collapse” which I’m sure many here have read. And as Dmitry describes in the book, it’s the differences that will be most calamitous for Americans. No nuclear power, no centrally pumped hot water, no free apartments, no kitchen garden plots or seeds to plant, no trains running between markets, apartments and kitchen garden plots.

    I read The Long Emergency a little while before I discovered Dmitry and his book, through your blog posts. I am thankful to you for assisting me and many others back in the days immediately before the GFC of what was coming and why, and what to do about it. I hope your New York winter is mild, and spring comes around before you know it!

  45. elysianfield December 8, 2023 at 9:47 pm #

    A note to all you racist bastards in the readership;

    A 17 year old person of color is the youngest person ever to pass the California Bar Exam.

    https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2023/12/08/Tulare-County-California-bar-exam-youngest/4881702060397/

    How do you like it NOW, Gentlemen?

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    • malthuss December 9, 2023 at 12:52 am #

      did they cheat?

      • Night Owl December 9, 2023 at 11:52 am #

        We will soon find out that Chat GPT took the test.

    • malthuss December 9, 2023 at 12:56 am #

      of color…yellow

    • OG December 9, 2023 at 8:42 am #

      However, many other racists understand the Bell Curve and data population distribution. Those racists wouldn’t be surprised (or disappointed) at this one-sigma event.

      ***
      Did Larry Bird prove that all men are equal at playing basketball?

      • JohnAZ December 9, 2023 at 9:38 am #

        All statistics have outliers, always check the standard deviation for the reliability of data.

        Also, person of what color. With two hundred years of interbreeding, there is no longer even a pure white, or black, or red, or yellow or, or, or.

        Remember Bridget love Birney, there is no longer a pure Catholic or Jew.

    • Jarek December 9, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

      And of the first female boy scouts became an Eagle Scout in record time. They entered the Boy Scouts to prove that they are better – and everyone involved will help them in so doing.

    • Anthea December 10, 2023 at 11:09 pm #

      If you click on the link, you can see that the kid is Asian.

  46. OG December 9, 2023 at 9:38 am #

    Israel: A Rich Nation Receiving the Bulk of US Foreign Aid

    mises.org/wire/israel-rich-nation-receiving-bulk-us-foreign-aid

    Why is Israel a primary benefactor of United States foreign aid? Is Israel a proxy for US imperialism in the Middle East? Does American aid to Israel benefit constituencies other than the defense industry? The ongoing feud between Israel and Palestine has raised these questions to the forefront of public debate. Israel is the leading recipient of American foreign aid, despite its wealth. In 2022, The Economist ranked Israel as the fourth most successful economy in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

    ***
    Which is the tail and which is the dog?

    • JohnAZ December 9, 2023 at 9:45 am #

      OG

      Remember the Deep State’s path to control is divide and conquer.

      To protect SA and the Straits of Hormuz, the US needs to keep the Muslims divided, which they have done a good job of actually.

      BRICS++ is a threat, potentially combining China, Russia, Iran and SA. That combo would be a disaster for the USA.

      It is always oil.

      I really wonder what the NAFTA crowd would do if SA et all really did cut us off. Kerry would be ecstatic along with Gore. Could we really be independent?

      The rest of us might lynch them.

      • benr December 9, 2023 at 10:39 am #

        @jaz

        The Muslims have kept themselves divided for 600 years.
        Long before the US rolled int the mix.

        • JohnAZ December 9, 2023 at 3:48 pm #

          Yeah, but BRICS++ has got the two sides talking to each other. Hamas struck at Iran’s beck and call to stop the SA signing the Abraham accords.

      • Q. Shtik December 9, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

        To protect SA and the Straits of Hormuz – JAZ

        ===========

        According to wiki there’s just one strait.

        The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

        • Jarek December 9, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

          Dire strait.

        • JohnAZ December 9, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

          I stand corrected and it sure leaves me in dire straits.

      • OG December 9, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

        I do not understand, JAZ. You are for Israel getting billions and trillions from US tax-payers or against it?

        • JohnAZ December 9, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

          I anticipate BRICS++ taking over the area within five years. I do believe that the loss of Israel will be a huge blow to the security of the Middle East for the Oil consumers, namely us. I do not believe that the US is independent of oil as some have claimed and I lived through 1973 gas crunch and do not want to do it again.

          So I guess Israel getting aid from us is okay to defend itself. Better than the alternative.

          Not trillions anyway.

          • Anthea December 10, 2023 at 11:20 pm #

            I can’t think of any reason why Israel’s presence in the ME is of advantage to the US. How?

    • King of Comedy December 9, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

      A mere two weeks ago, Crosscheck Nostradamus was predicting with the excitement of a pre-pubescent girl getting her period that Iran and China and Russia and the fearsome Anti Old Lady brigades of Hezbollah would be entering the Biggest War Ever and it was the end of Israel and the US, etc, etc. My personal favorite was his bated breath announcement that Iran was attempting to get all the BRICs to designate Israel a terrorist state, a move which went exactly nowhere and which even if it had gone somewhere would have meant exactly nothing. In Crosscheck’s defense, he was nowhere near the worst. The moronic genocide choads hold that distinction (again a personal favorite was the pedantic MoA fluffer’s reposting,with an equal degree of pre-pubescent enthusiasm, of a complete tool predicting Israel would kill a million Palestinians).

      Meanwhile in reality the IDF is methodically sending Hamas vermin to their 72 virgins and Endless Falafel in the Sky. One can only hope that they move on to “genociding” Hezbollah vermin next. And in the good old USA, the up close and personal view of the woke sewer (as Exhibit A, I give you the three harpy diversity hires from Harvard, Penn, and MIT) may well have had its Joseph Welch moment as a result of the state side scum manifesting sentiments similar to those of Crosscheck et al. Time will tell on the the latter but the former is fact.

      In light of these developments, I, the King of Colony, am designating Crosscheck and his fellow travelers as charter members of the Axis of Flatulence. As such they will be subject to being thrown off a building upon the Great Fascist Takeover (or forced to clean our toilets… we haven’t 100% worked that out yet).

      • anmariwakaranai December 9, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

        Seven nation army,…wait for it.

      • Jarek December 9, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

        A terror strike within the United States – real this time, perhaps a Hamas or Hezbollah cell.

        We will use this a casus belli to enter the fray with our tranny and boss babes troops.

      • OG December 9, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

        I do not understand, Kinger. You are for Israel getting billions and trillions from US tax-payers’ dollars or against it?

      • BackRowHeckler December 9, 2023 at 2:20 pm #

        Good post. That’s why you’re called the King of Comedy.

        Last week it was revealed the prettiest of the Israeli girls captured on Oct. 7 were gang raped in the dust and beheaded with shovels. Some begged for their lives, others begged to be put to death. Think about that for a moment, CFNers.

        • Jarek December 9, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

          Got a link? How do they know? The beheaded baby stuff seems to have been propaganda.

          I admit it’s entirely possible of course.

          How are Pali prisoners treated? Any idea or interest?

          • JohnAZ December 9, 2023 at 3:28 pm #

            Seems to be propaganda?

            How the heck do you know?

            You make excuses for a bloodthirsty bunch of cutthroats, Why?

            There are many nations’ journalists in there reporting on the situation. The “propaganda” was reported by them, but no outrages by the IDF.

          • malthuss December 9, 2023 at 8:18 pm #

            one so called expert claims that 2 million gazans have been killed by israelis since 1950.

          • benr December 10, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

            @malthus

            Please take note the cause de jour has moved from BLM to the Palestinian plight.

            By supporting them you support Marxism in all its glory and murderous intent.
            Socialism and Marxism is only eclipsed in mass murder by Islamism whose blood drenched history just in India is legendary.
            Claims range from 100 million up to 600 million people carved up, tortured, maimed, raped and burned to death for the crime of not being Muslim.
            The dark ages of Roman Catholic torture and murder we call the inquisition era are a joke in comparison.

            So when you wring your hands, clutch your pearls and lament the horrid treatment of Palestinians just remember if the roles were reversed, they would never have bothered to feed, clothes, deal with sanitation, power and al the other modern things societies bring to the table with the Jews of Israel they would have just raped and murdered them.

          • Jarek December 10, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

            And which group came up with Marxism? The Muslims, right? And was Trotsky’s real name Lev Bronstein or Abu Obediah?

        • OG December 9, 2023 at 3:22 pm #

          Therefore, white phosphorus on innocent civilians is:

          a) ok
          b) a war crime

          • JohnAZ December 9, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

            Give it up. OG, you have no proof that it has happened on either side. Willie Peter has been used by the USA many times as well as napalm.

            Gee, do I want to be burned instantly with WP or napalm.

            The US had the same situation in the Pacific with the Japanese with he tunnels. There answer was to engulf the tunnels with flamethrowers or pour gasoline in and ignite it.

            You crack me up thinking that war has to be nice and by the book.

            Are nukes okay by international law? Is the international law made by the same reprobates that form the UN?

            War is to be won, period and to destroy the other side. Whatever it takes.

          • JohnAZ December 9, 2023 at 3:53 pm #

            Actually, you have used this so much I looked it up.

            Willie Pete is illegal to use as a chemical agent. But it is legal to be used as explosives or incendiary devices. Like every other weapon, it is illegal to use it on civilians.

            So the article said that Israel will be judged for war crimes based on whether it was used intentionally on civilians or not. The way Hamas is using Pali human shields, that will be hard to judge.

            The USA is using Willie Pete right now in Iraq.

          • benr December 10, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

            Once again OGre leaves out the obvious reason this happens.

            HAMAS literally hides among the people they claim to want to protect while they carry out their own murderous barbarous intent.
            So as the bombs rain down Hamas literally crows with delight for the propaganda win as they once again prepare to attack Israeli civilians with utter impunity and idiots all over the world wring their hands and squeal about the poor children in the way.

            THEY ARE IN THE WAY ON PURPOSE to be good martyrs just as some of their parents would like it and of course just as Hamas has planned.
            After all more children can be made.
            That is the literal words uttered by one Muslim nut when he learned one of his kids died in the cause.

            Suck it up and spew it forth OGre.

            I don’t have anything but contempt for the people who voted in and support Hamas, Hezbollah and the hundreds of other groups willing to strap bombs on kids and use them as shields in a war.

        • Anthea December 10, 2023 at 11:23 pm #

          Accusations of this kind are always made during a war. It is proverbial that, “The first casualty of war is the truth.”

          Getting all riled up about probable bullshit–let alone choosing sides based on one side’s propaganda–is a fool’s errand.

      • BackRowHeckler December 9, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

        “For they have sown the wind, and shall reap the whirlwind”-Hosea 8:3

        These Hamas freedom fighters figured they could rape Israeli girls with impunity. After all, what are these Jews to do about it? Who’s coming for us? Zero Mostel? Jack Benny? Instead (Metaphorically speaking) Dutch Schultz, Louis Lempke Bulchalter & Pittsburgh Phil Strauss show up … with their Tommy Guns — Surprise!

        Time to settle scores!

        • stelmosfire December 9, 2023 at 2:50 pm #

          Jihadi in heaven receives 72 virgins.
          One virgin on Earth receives 72 Jihadis.

          • stelmosfire December 9, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

            I don’t know much about Islam so I read some stuff. Seems the Chief, Muhammad, had a slew of wives. His favorite being Aisha. He married her when she was six years old. In his defense I’ll say he showed remarkable restraint. He didn’t screw her until she was nine years old. From Wiki if you can believe them. I don’t know about anyone else but if this is the guy they revere that is some fucked up shit right there.

          • JohnAZ December 9, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

            Yes, think what he was doing, appealing to a bunch of desert dwelling nomads to follow him.

          • JohnAZ December 9, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

            Two horny old farts, Joseph Smith and Brigham Young created a religion to allow them access to young girls and polygamous marriages. Maybe this religion was created for the same reason, couched in religious dogma.

        • Jarek December 9, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

          The French Left killed a hundred thousand or so conservative Frenchmen after the outbreak of Peace.

          • benr December 9, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

            How else does one get rid of the elements that stand in the way of what one considers progress?
            I’m expecting something like this here in the Communist controlled US IN MY LIFETIME.

        • JohnAZ December 9, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

          BRH

          Remember the fathers here in America that killed their daughters after they either ran off with an Infidel or were raped.

          The zealous Hamas fighters felt they were doing right by punishing the women for being infidels, Jews.

          That is sick in the eyes of the West. With Hamas, Hezbollah, Isis, Iran or even SA, it is acceptable according to the Quran.

          Israel will not tolerate it, good for them.

    • Q. Shtik December 9, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

      beneficiary, not benefactor

  47. JohnAZ December 9, 2023 at 10:27 am #

    The old Democratic socialistic ploy.

    Present data that is impossible to verify, produced by people who have a vested interest in getting the data they want, extrapolate the data to make outrageous claims, come up with solutions that make no sense but enhances their control. Democrats want government control, period.

    Did any one ask Clinton where that data came from? How about was it any warmer than usual in the areas with the supposed high death rates? Why was it biased to women, especially pregnant women, wouldn’t they be inside and the guys outside? Does that data point mean that heat decreases the death rate as the men were healthier.

    It REALLY shows how the Dems think we are so dumb to believe their bullshit. You know, I think the talking heads on TV news really are that dumb.

    Hey, Marlin, have you seen any boiling bubbles on your visits to the shore? How about the “yardstick” you are using to gauge the horrendous rising ocean?

    • benr December 9, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

      @jaz

      Ocean report the water is in exactly the same spot it has been in for the last forty years.
      I am happy to report the Mission and Pacific beach boardwalk is safe from being washed away by the massive sea state changes from globull warming.

      The water was rather warm for December I went for a paddle today at the Mission beach roller coaster and only wore a spring suit.
      Surf report 5-7 foot and consistent enough I only made it out once caught one wave then spent thirty minutes trying to get out again.
      Got to work on my conditioning I’m out of shape.

  48. Q. Shtik December 9, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

    I must say that I find all the religious talk over the past day or two highly off-putting especially since no two commenters ever seem to agree on anything.

    • anmariwakaranai December 9, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

      Since Jesus and his peeps are here
      In spirit if not body dear
      I’d like to share a word with Q
      Grammatically,… ,”fuck you too.”

      • Q. Shtik December 9, 2023 at 6:23 pm #

        With any luck, as all you believers draw your last breath, you will realize you’ve been a total sucker since there is no afterlife and you have just wasted all those years gaining vast knowledge of old myths. Your time would have been better spent “learning to code.”

        • messianicdruid December 9, 2023 at 10:12 pm #

          “…since there is no afterlife…”

          You seem to have faith in your own intuition.

        • anmariwakaranai December 10, 2023 at 5:02 pm #

          Q, please take a covid test strip and wipe it on….. something outside, something edible, and something else.

    • messianicdruid December 9, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

      You learn nothing from people you agree with

    • OG December 9, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

      You are highly put off, Q. Noted.

      • JohnAZ December 9, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

        So damn what!!!

    • Jarek December 9, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

      Messi, what of noble Phineas and the Phineas Priesthood? Seems as if bloodlines used to matter to God – or was that Satan?

      The United States seems to be against the Phineas Priesthood. Does that make them against God or against Satan?

      Or does none of this apply to us because we’re not Jews? If so, why bother with the Old Testament at all?

      • messianicdruid December 9, 2023 at 5:08 pm #

        Do you have to trace your lineage as the Aaronic Priests or can you just volunteer?

    • GreenAlba December 9, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

      “I must say that I find all the religious talk over the past day or two highly off-putting especially since no two commenters ever seem to agree on anything.”

      Most of us find the pointless correction of obvious typos off-putting too, not to mention highly irritating. Even those of us who worked in publishing, where there was a point to correcting typos. But we have to put with it, so, ya know …

      • Jarek December 9, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

        Which group controls publishing in Britain?

        • benr December 9, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

          The royals?

        • GreenAlba December 9, 2023 at 3:04 pm #

          I worked for the biggest scientific and medical publisher in the world – it is Anglo-Dutch. Managed from the US now, and captured.

        • Jarek December 10, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

          Anglo-Dutch? What does that even mean? As if the Pope is Catholic and Monsanto is a family farm.

          The United States and Britain are one Entity. So I’m not surprised to hear that. And it is anything but Anglo-Dutch in any real sense.

          • GreenAlba December 10, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

            I agree that the US and UK are one entity. The company is/was Anglo-Dutch. It’s global headquarters are in Amsterdam.

            In any case ours was a small, local imprint that was bought up, as happens endlessly in publishing. First by Pearson, then by Longman, then by some American outfit called Harcourt. Then by this lot.

            And if you’re going to ask me about the Jewishness quotient of the Dutch parent company, I have not the slightest inkling. But I’m sure you can find out.

      • benr December 9, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

        @ga

        He has been told more than once to knock it off by our host.
        He continues at his own posting peril and has kicked it up to an obnoxious level of uselessness that adds nothing to topics or discussions.

      • Q. Shtik December 9, 2023 at 5:11 pm #

        where there was a point to correcting typos. – GA

        ==========

        How is that point different than my point?

        • GreenAlba December 9, 2023 at 7:05 pm #

          Kind of obvious. What we write here isn’t being published and sold. In books, where ‘different than’ would have been corrected before typesetting.

          • GreenAlba December 9, 2023 at 7:11 pm #

            Not to mention that, when a copyeditor corrects a typo, nobody else has to listen to him/her telling the world that there was a typo.

          • Q. Shtik December 9, 2023 at 8:51 pm #

            when a copyeditor corrects a typo, nobody else has to listen to him/her telling the world that there was a typo. – GA

            =========

            I know typos when I see them and I rarely point them out. It’s all the other shit that bothers me.

            Do copyeditors ever fire a writer for being incredibly dense?

            How long would someone like benr, who doesn’t know where one sentence ends and the next sentence begins, last on the job?

            Aren’t writers supposed to arrive at their jobs with a high degree of writing expertise?

          • GreenAlba December 9, 2023 at 9:27 pm #

            “Do copyeditors ever fire a writer for being incredibly dense?”

            Working in STM (scientific/technical/medical) publishing, you don’t tend to come across dense authors, although you might come across the odd annoying or arrogant one. And copyeditors in STM don’t fire anyone, as they are generally lowly freelancers being paid by the hour (by the publisher, that is, not the author). I have never personally worked as a copyeditor, although I habitually gave the production folks a list of instructions for them when I handed over a manuscript (which might have anything from 1 author to 300 contributors).

            Everybody makes typos, unless they’re typing nothing longer than a Foreword. Overworked medics and surgeons have better things to do with their time than worry about a typo they might have missed. That’s not their job.

          • GreenAlba December 9, 2023 at 9:38 pm #

            I’m talking about book publishing, BTW. Editorial/production processes are different in the case of journals, obviously. You’d have to ask Night Owl.

          • benr December 10, 2023 at 10:15 am #

            @Q

            Good thing I don’t write for a living!
            Let me ask you a simple question.
            Have you read what passes for journalism lately?
            They write worse than I do and that is using MS Word which I am not using here.
            To be frank your ridiculous pass time of correcting people’s typos is annoying at best and downright obnoxious.
            Feel free to not read any of my posts because after this one I will be adding actual on purpose errors just to annoy you.

          • benr December 10, 2023 at 11:11 am #

            @Q

            Do copyeditors ever fire a writer for being incredibly dense?

            How long would someone like benr, who doesn’t know where one sentence ends and the next sentence begins, last on the job? -Q

            The sloppy writing might remind you that Einstein dropped out of school, causing many to believe he was a horrible student. This is not true. A copy of Einstein’s last high school report card, also from the Archives, shows that he actually got pretty good grades. In the German system, 6 is the best possible grade:

            Intelligence is not measured in the ability to write, spell, or even “gasp” punctuate.

            I have as if yet to read a post from you with anything of actual intelligence or even a thought-provoking topic.
            Most of what you post is a nasty jab at an ill family member or a douchey correction.
            Your journal of motorcycle stuff was fun but other than that what is your offering?

          • Night Owl December 10, 2023 at 3:41 pm #

            “In the German system, 6 is the best possible grade”

            Uh, no.

            A “1” is the best possible grade.

          • Anthea December 10, 2023 at 11:32 pm #

            @ Q. Shtik:

            “Do copyeditors ever fire a writer for being incredibly dense?”

            Not in the case of academic works. These are all written by PhDs who are prominent in their fields. Without a good copy editor, they’d produce cover-to-cover gibberish. The lowly copy editor reads page after page of gibberish and tries to extract some meaning from it. So, what you get in the final proof is the copy editor’s best guess as to what the author was trying to say.

      • Q. Shtik December 9, 2023 at 6:39 pm #

        But we have to put [..] with it, – GA

        =========

        You left out up on purpose didn’t you?

        • Mac December 10, 2023 at 7:50 am #

          Hey Q, get a life.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

      I also got someone, upthread, asking me what was wrong with the Ku Klux Klan.

      That’s the state of this blog’s comment section, Q. Shtik.

      Jesus, racism, statism and the KKK.

      MaryQueen and Disaffected et al. aren’t missing much unless they go for those kinds of things.

      • Soul Forensics December 9, 2023 at 3:58 pm #

        Then why are you here, posting among the top 5 in comments?

        Troll, masochist, or just a desperate proselytizer for your ideology?

        • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 4:43 pm #

          I was going to include why; morbid curiosity with a splash of force-of-habit and since there were others hereon who have moved on, thus removing some level of commentary quality.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 4:47 pm #

          “Then why are you here, posting among the top 5 in comments?” ~ Soul Forensics

          I post in clumps sometimes, so it’s going to shift the statistics. But you get that kind of thing, right?
          Unsure I commented all last week, except maybe one comment at the end.

          “There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics.” ~ unsure, but has been attributed to Mark Twain

          • Soul Forensics December 9, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

            “I post in clumps sometimes.”

            Total bullshit response. It’s the total that counts. And your total this thread is off the charts.

            But you avoided my question, so no surprise.

            The question is: why are you here at all?

            Your “morbid curiosity” is just another lie. Those who are morbidly curious about something will tune in, stay for a brief while just to get the drift of any supposed insanity, and then — like any healthy adult — exit to never return again.

            By your reasoning, you’re like a dog to vomit. And just like the dog, you enjoy it.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 5:00 pm #

            You’re keeping me here, Soul Forensics, by engaging with me. I am trying to go, but you keep pulling on my sweater. I also placed another comment from last year. LOL

          • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 5:15 pm #

            Soul Forensics’ Projections As Convenient Examples Of This Site’s Increasing Devolution

            “…like a dog to vomit

            …if I ever started a band in that sub-genre, I would’ve called it Anal Leakage.” ~ Soul Forensics here & on December 9, 2023 at 4:27 pm

            So, you know, don’t fool yourself that some of us come for your kind of commentary.

            Fortunately, it doesn’t represent or reflect everyone’s, yet.

          • Soul Forensics December 9, 2023 at 6:42 pm #

            “…if I ever started a band in that sub-genre, I would’ve called it Anal Leakage.” ~ Soul Forensics here & on December 9, 2023 at 4:27 pm”

            Do you understand the concept of context and tone?

            Do you think that, in this obvious comical attempt, which you (incredibly) are trying to plane onto the discussion we’re now having, I was trying to promote a violent, anarchic movement?

            Just how thick-headed and desperate are your attempts to counter your own inconsistencies?

        • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

          The Man They Call Zazelle January 3, 2023 at 6:13 pm:

          “why are you here.” ~ niner (prev. threads, December 31, 2022 at 8:09 pm)

          Oh. Did I haplessly blunder into unofficial snowflake safespace and/or is/was that rhetorical?

          Assuming it was, aside from it’s my holleedaze, I decided to make a pit-stop to wherever ‘here’ actually is to see how ‘here’ has evolved, or devolved, as the case may be.

          But why is anyone here?
          How about you, hun? why are you here. (without the question-mark)

          Why does anyone climb Mount Everest? Because it’s there?

          Extraseriously, though, I’ve been ‘here’ during the Duncan era, even before this site’s newfangle, so have been ‘here’ for quite some time… if more periodically, though.

          Kizz and hugz, and best for you and yours in 2023 and beyond… beyond The Great Here And Now…

          • Soul Forensics December 9, 2023 at 6:49 pm #

            Total deflection.

            Why would you continue to not only visit, but dominate a comment stream if you find it so toxic?

            As I say, masochism or trolling would be two reasons.

            Another more charitable reason would be that you’re a wonderful (though naive) being who just wants the best for us, and wants to correct us on our errant social paths.

            If the latter, I’d think it might be more profitable (in the practical, philosophical sense) to go where the waters are a bit more to your liking, perhaps a hippie commune start-up, or a new age gathering (without a charismatic leader, of course).

          • OG December 10, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

            Total asshole.

            You may be the judgiest person that I’ve ever read.

            You think that you’re so smart while, for example, you (notwithstanding your acquaintances of scumbag Vancouver retail stock brokers) do not have a fucking sniff of what Bay Street even does or why the national treasure trades there yet you try to tell a 22-year veteran how it is!

            You are smarter than most but you went astray. You assume that you’re always right with your ridiculous assumptions. You are a judgey, blowhard whiny little puke. Truly.

            And then you have womanly pride and will refuse to back down instead of saying, “You’re right” like a man.

            And then you have the tiny little berries to accuse anyone here of being a troll? That’s rich!

            Why would you continue to not only visit, but dominate a comment stream if you find it so toxic?

            Nobody has to justify our time here to you.

            How about, “None of your fucking business?” How about those apples, you whiny little puke?

        • Anthea December 10, 2023 at 11:34 pm #

          @ Soul Forensics:

          I just scroll past him. He never makes any sense.

      • benr December 10, 2023 at 10:25 am #

        Even the Klan had some value in society like it or not.
        They made people of all races and religions behave or else.
        I can’t argue with the simple fact the culture of what passes for black America has done some serious damage to the fabric of this nation.
        Not saying that lynching people for the color of their skin was a good idea or actually solved any issues but they did understand what was coming even if everyone else did not.

        Walk around any inner city at your own peril and I see the following behavior A LOT even in mostly white urban San Diego.

        “Not long ago, I was having lunch in a KFC in Harlem, sitting near eight African-American boys, aged about 14. Since 1) it was 1:30 on a school day, 2) they were carrying book bags, and 3) they seemed to be in no hurry, I assumed they were skipping school. They were extremely loud and unruly, tossing food at one another and leaving it on the floor.

        Black people ran the restaurant and made up the bulk of the customers, but it was hard to see much healthy “black community” here. After repeatedly warning the boys to stop throwing food and keep quiet, the manager finally told them to leave. The kids ignored her. Only after she called a male security guard did they start slowly making their way out, tauntingly circling the restaurant before ambling off. These teens clearly weren’t monsters, but they seemed to consider themselves exempt from public norms of behavior—as if they had begun to check out of mainstream society.”

        \\\\\https://www.city-journal.org/article/how-hip-hop-holds-blacks-back

        Excellent contrast in lyrics.

        EARLY stuff mostly harmless:
        I said a hip, hop, the hippie, the hippie,

        to the hip-hip hop, ah you don’t stop

        the rock it to the bang bang boogie, say

        up jump the boogie,

        to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.

        Compared to this garbage:

        You grow in the ghetto, living second rate

        And your eyes will sing a song of deep hate.

        The places you play and where you stay

        Looks like one great big alley way.

        You’ll admire all the numberbook takers,

        Thugs, pimps and pushers, and the big money makers.

        • Anthea December 10, 2023 at 11:45 pm #

          @ benr:

          I’m pretty sure the KKK got started because people could not get justice through the courts. This leads to vigilante justice.

          Also, it just isn’t practical to legislate against certain anti-social behaviors, like throwing food in restaurants, being noisy and disorderly, not leaving when you’re ordered to, and lots of other things.

          Many years ago, I lived in a snooty suburb with a nice little park where the local moms brought their children to play. All of a sudden, black teenage boys began to frequent the park to play basketball.

          This resulted in a regular tempest in a teapot. The black teens were using bad language, playing loud boom boxes, and urinating in public. The suburban moms (understandably) did not want to bring their kids there.

          This is the type of thing the KKK would have handled, in olden times.

          Actually, everything worked out okay in the end. The city took down the basketball goals, and the black teens stopped coming.

          • benr December 11, 2023 at 9:43 am #

            A true clash of cultures right there for all to see.
            Thank you for making my point even better than I did.
            Happy Monday Anthea.

  49. Beryl of Oyl December 9, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

    Some guy from Iraq fired a gun outside a synagogue in Albany, NY.

    He yelled Free Palestine.

    Don’t expect to hear about his immigration status.

    • malthuss December 9, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

      study the immigration act of 1965.

      who let him in?

      • Beryl of Oyl December 10, 2023 at 11:39 am #

        I doubt he was “let” in at all.

        • malthuss December 10, 2023 at 8:52 pm #

          and i sense yr ignorance of the BIG picture..like USA pre 1965.

        • benr December 11, 2023 at 9:49 am #

          Let in by means of ever loosening or border protocols.
          Not long ago during the Barry Soetoro era they had a policy where if an “illegal alien” made it 20 miles from the border they were effectively not pursued.
          I know this because I had cause to interface with border patrol on a fairly routine basis both federal and state.
          Twenty years as an IT guy for a federal alphabet leo agency I saw it all including how different the two cultures were between the one I worked for and the feebee building housing one of my servers.
          FEEBEES CNN 24/7 mine at the time was Fox when it was still conservative.

  50. The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 4:23 pm #

    “Civ without relative anarchy– without actual consent and representation– or even, to be charitable, without direct or pure democracy is a shot in the foot and ultimately a zombie.” ~ The Man They Call Zazelle

    “Zaz,
    OK. ‘Relative Anarchy’ is nebulous enough to be acceptable as an argument…

    Do I support the current social conditions in this country? No.” ~ elysianfield October 19, 2023 at 11:21 am

    ——

    “If the Anarchists got into power” ~ BackRowHeckler

    “Anarchists don’t ‘get into power’. That’s the point.

    In fact, it’s quite simple:

    It is a society organized (however it wants) around;

    • Equity
    • Mutual Trust
    • Mutual Consent

    That’s pretty much it.

    That’s what forms the basis of any decent, lasting, fulfilling relationship in general.

    There’s no need to over-analyze anarchy.

    On the other hand, if your idea of a relationship is;

    • Inequity
    • Mutual Distrust
    • Mutual Non-Consent

    Then anarchy is most likely not for you.” ~ The Man They Call Zazelle

    “Zaz,
    Your description [latter one] defines the human condition. And pardon me, but it sounds like OG’s marriage….

    Equality, Mutual trust, and mutual consent? Your qualifiers are utopian. Even Jesus had friends that screwed him over.” ~ elysianfield

    “elysianfield, using examples of poor behavior by some people is no excuse for others not to strive for good relationships, or a decent society. You’re making a logical fallacy here. BackRowHeckler does it too and keeps trying to reverse-define anarchy to boot.

    I mean why even bother reading JHK’s articles then, since he’s more or less on the same wave?
    You really don’t seem to be thinking this through or don’t care, or something.
    Why even bother entering into any kind of relationship at all if you think you’re going to be screwed over, ‘cuz it’s the human condition’?

    In any case, if you have a solid foundation/solid-build-quality– think of a house– then it’s more likely that you can weather the storms, such as dubious people who might wish to inflict harm.
    But start with a shaky foundation and you’re already in trouble from the start…

    And that’s pretty much the difference between anarchy and the State, respectively.” ~ The Man They Call Zazelle

    “Zas,
    Well, we can agree to disagree. Examples of poor behavior(the study of) is… history. Experience. Observation…wisdom. One studies history in part, in the hope of avoiding other peoples’ failed attempts.in the scope of human endeavor If you cannot, or will not learn from the example of others, then why study history, or quote notables long dead? Lenin, Lennon, etc.

    And in my experience and long life of study, the word ‘Utopian’ is pejorative…

    I don’t mean offense, but you sound of a person who has spent his life in academia. What you have described as ‘soft anarchism’ is usually referred to as ‘libertarian’. Libertarianism, in it’s common forms, would be acceptable to me, as well as a large majority of the readership. Anarchy, in its common form, not at all.

    We may be arguing at cross purposes.” ~ elysianfield October 20, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    “elysianfield, your human condition tack is a cop-out and seems an excuse or rationalization for some people, apparently including you, for not only doing fuck-all for good but being subversive to those trying to forge a better world.

    IOW, you become part of the problems.

    By my experience, no one’s ever called for or expected 100% utopia– whatever that even means– but if you don’t agree with ‘efforts toward it’, then at least consider keeping your trap shut and maybe waiting until outfits like the WEF ‘build back better’ around your carcass.

    Maybe if you’re still alive, you will luck out and Be Happy™.

    BTW, WRT your previous threads’ quote, ‘Mass complicity, however, does not sound like anarchy, but rather it’s opposite.’, you didn’t read that correctly. I wrote…

    ‘Hitler, Stalin and other despots of history couldn’t have gotten anywhere without a whole lot of mindless mass complicity, like proverbial lemmings off the cliff.’ ” ~ The Man They Call Zazelle October 21, 2023 at 9:45 am

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    • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 4:40 pm #

      “…you seem to view government of all sorts as an unworkable model.” ~ elysianfield, December 9, 2023 at 12:46 pm

      “Civ without relative anarchy– without actual consent and representation– or even, to be charitable, without direct or pure democracy is a shot in the foot and ultimately a zombie.” ~ The Man They Call Zazelle, October 19, 2023 at 4:04 am

    • Soul Forensics December 9, 2023 at 4:51 pm #

      “but if you don’t agree with ‘efforts toward it’, then at least consider keeping your trap shut and maybe waiting until outfits like the WEF ‘build back better’ around your carcass.” — Zaz

      Did you ever consider that your unearned superior attitude — resulting in either snarky put-downs or, as above, in more direct attacks with those you disagree with — is not conducive to getting along with other people, which is the sine qua non in your philosophy?

      That, in fact, it is quite the opposite, and is, itself, a big red warning light that when (not if) challenges arise in your “quite simple” community, that you’ll revert to the same human shortcomings that characterize our species?

      You see, you’re not any more moral or spiritually advanced than the rest of us. You’re just another self-righteous garden variety hypocrite with a one-size-fits-all narrative that, by its simplicity, wouldn’t even work in a model with archaea.

      • gustafson.robert.22 December 9, 2023 at 5:07 pm #

        Oh, snap.

        (Spaghetti-western-standoff scene.. Tumbleweeds, staring eyes.)

        • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 6:24 pm #

          I’ll be in the saloon…

      • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 6:23 pm #

        Soul Forensics’ & Co’s Karma

        I doubt you were privy to the context in which I wrote that.

        If you were, I seemed to recall in part using the metaphor of people running around trying to save themselves on a sinking Titanic-like ship in the North Atlantic.

        If someone– like you or elysianfield– got in the way of that endeavor, then, ‘alas’, you would be lucky to not find yourself rudely bounced overboard into the frigid waters without a life preserver.

        ‘What goes around comes around.’

        • benr December 10, 2023 at 10:28 am #

          In the context of these conversation my guess is you would have opened your yap and gone overboard long before anyone else.

    • elysianfield December 9, 2023 at 5:07 pm #

      Zas,
      I…I think I am beginning to understand your thesis, and thank you for the above offering. Your argument hinges on several points. One, that just because history shows a repeated cause and effect, we should continue to try the same methods, hoping for a change in human nature, and a better result.

      Second, a bit of newspeak…anarchy is freedom. Humans will act, generally, not in their best interests. We should strive to build a Utopia, or at least conduct efforts towards it, even though the wisdom of the ages, history, and every facet of human nature suggests otherwise…burn your ass on a hot stove? Sit there again, as we might expect a different result…we gotta try!

      Zaz, you DO know that Communism has been showed to be an economic failure. If I should not agree with “efforts toward it”, then I should shut the fuck up? Anarchism is no different a failed concept than is Communism.

      And, finally, your feeble attempts at avoidance of the argument in detailing mis-applied “cop outs”, “poor excuses”, and logical fallacies are as ineffective as they are simplistic.

      • Equity
      • Mutual Trust
      • Mutual Consent

      The reason government exists is because your qualifiers have been, are now, and will forever be ineffective in maintaining a civil society.

      • elysianfield December 9, 2023 at 5:18 pm #

        Zaz,
        the word “anarchy” is entirely inappropriate for your stance on free will in a civilized society. Call it something else, and we might agree…something accurate, concise, or at least arguable.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle December 9, 2023 at 6:03 pm #

        “Zas,
        I…I think I am beginning to understand your thesis, and thank you for the above offering.” ~ elysianfield (and subsequent quotes)

        It was already offered, obviously.

        “Your argument hinges on several points. One, that just because history shows a repeated cause and effect, we should continue to try the same methods, hoping for a change in human nature, and a better result.”

        It is doubtful that we’ve tried the exact same ‘methods’, whatever you mean.
        Also, have you ever considered that your notion of ‘history’ might be skewed/biased?
        Were you alive to witness all of human history and so didn’t need to read a single book? Then maybe there, you have less bias/skew.

        I’ve also made other arguments in support.
        Another of them is also above, namely and simply that…

        ‘…if your idea of a relationship is; inequity, mutual distrust, mutual non-consent, then anarchy is most likely not for you.’

        “Second, a bit of newspeak…anarchy is freedom. Humans will act, generally, not in their best interests. We should strive to build a Utopia, or at least conduct efforts towards it, even though the wisdom of the ages, history, and every facet of human nature suggests otherwise…burn your ass on a hot stove? Sit there again, as we might expect a different result…we gotta try!”

        Anarchy is not ‘freedom’ per se. Unsure what you’re on about exactly, though. What is it you want then? Nothing? Waiting for the State and the like of the WEF to barcode your ass?

        I mean, how’s the current coercive State setup going?
        I already quoted you above not agreeing with it. So what’s your problem?
        So you don’t like something that is clearly wrong and not working out for you? What do you do about it then?
        Jerk off online by blocking others’ efforts to improve things?
        Attempt to antagonize them maybe with mentions of anarchy interspersed in your comments in the threads?

        As I’ve said before, sounds like maybe you are making an example of the very problem you’re using to argue against improvement.

        I guess if some guy beats his wife, he’s going to get on my case if I dare intervene, ay?

        I also mentioned previously in past threads that we as a species didn’t get where we are by looking at our ‘history’ as fish and suggesting that we’ll always remain fish.

        “Zaz, you DO know that Communism has been showed to be an economic failure.”

        Why are you invoking Communism? I’m talking anarchy, not communism.

        In any case, there was never communism. Any so-called was more of a State dictatorship than pure Communism.

        “If I should not agree with ‘efforts toward it’, then I should shut the fuck up? Anarchism is no different a failed concept than is Communism.”

        I wrote “…at least consider keeping your trap shut…“.
        Big difference than your characterization. But I’m not surprised.

        And relative anarchy is nowhere near a failed concept. It’s been with us for just about all of our existence as a species and even before.

        It’s the current State setup that is entirely novel and likely about to fail yet again and for reasons perhaps in large part that have to do with people, like you, blocking/dragging progress toward improved forms of social organization. For some rationalization or another..

        “And, finally, your feeble attempts at avoidance of the argument in detailing mis-applied ‘cop outs’, ‘poor excuses’, and logical fallacies are as ineffective as they are simplistic.

        • Equity
        • Mutual Trust
        • Mutual Consent

        The reason government exists is because your qualifiers have been, are now, and will forever be ineffective in maintaining a civil society.”

        KISS: ‘Keep It Simple, Stupid.’

        And ethical.

        It’s called evolution and I view anarchy as a necessary part of it, though I understand and accept that not all members of our species are likely going to make the transitions.

        But perhaps in some sense, it’s just as well.

        ——

        “The history of anarchism is ambiguous, primarily due to the ambiguity of anarchism itself. Scholars find it hard to define or agree on what anarchism means, which makes outlining its history difficult. There is a range of views on anarchism and its history. Some feel anarchism is a distinct, well-defined 19th and 20th century movement while others identify anarchist traits long before first civilisations existed…

        Prehistoric society existed without formal hierarchies, which some anthropologists have described as similar to anarchism. The first traces of formal anarchist thought can be found in ancient Greece and China, where numerous philosophers questioned the necessity of the state and declared the moral right of the individual to live free from coercion. During the Middle Ages, some religious sects espoused libertarian thought, and the Age of Enlightenment, and the attendant rise of rationalism and science, signalled the birth of the modern anarchist movement…

        Prehistoric and ancient era

        Many scholars of anarchism, including anthropologists Harold Barclay and David Graeber, claim that some form of anarchy dates back to prehistory. The longest period of human existence, that before the recorded history of human society, was without a separate class of established authority or formal political institutions. Long before anarchism emerged as a distinct perspective, humans lived for thousands of years in self-governing societies without a special ruling or political class. It was only after the rise of hierarchical societies that anarchist ideas were formulated as a critical response to, and a rejection of, coercive political institutions and hierarchical social relationships.” ~ Wikipedia

        • elysianfield December 9, 2023 at 7:51 pm #

          Zaz,
          Well, I am prepared to become a true believer…if you can define the benefits of anarchy…real time benefits, as found in every prison in the US. Be specific and show your work.

          Theoretical anarchy, found and embraced in an academic venue, should be able to define the prison life as a lab work exercise.

          Please identify the equity, mutual trust, and mutual consent there evident.

          Or…or do you believe that anarchy is not present in our prisons?

          • benr December 10, 2023 at 10:32 am #

            AS always the strong rule and the weak follow or get their asses kicked.
            True Anarchy is always thus as I pointed out you wind up with gangs, warlords, strongmen, clans, cliques, or what ever you want to call them.
            Anarchy would only work if everyone was complete equal in all things, skills and aptitude for violence.

          • BackRowHeckler December 10, 2023 at 11:55 am #

            Ben, wait, what? Gangs? Warlords? Asses getting kicked? Zaz says it will be sweetness & light, all of us sitting in circles singing Kumbaya, a never ending circle jerk except for the occasional ‘Struggle Session’, where we admit our racism, sexism etc. & pledge to do better.

          • BackRowHeckler December 10, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

            The Sutton/Taylor feud in Texas, Pleasant Valley Wars in Arizona, Hatfields & McCoys in Kentucky/ West Virginia & the Wyoming Range Wars — all in the second half of the 19th century, is what you get when there is weak or no government and anarchy reigns.

          • Jarek December 10, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

            Good point by benr. People are radically unequal. Political and legal equality are ideals not “realities”. In other words, they are based on a spiritual reality, one that must be mandated by law, hopefully with wisdom and the consent of the people.

            Political Correctness or now “Woke”, our homegrown form of Communism, has neither wisdom nor the consent of the people. It is being imposed by force.

          • elysianfield December 11, 2023 at 12:40 am #

            Zaz says it will be sweetness & light, all of us sitting in circles singing Kumbaya, a never ending circle jerk except for the occasional ‘Struggle Session’, where we admit our racism, sexism etc. & pledge to do better.”

            BRH,
            In all fairness, it is possible that Zaz does NOT believe that Anarchism is as you describe? It is entirely possible that Zaz, through a possible mental issue from birth, traumatic childhood injury, poor choices in academia, or simple cognitive inability, cannot present his thesis in a cohesive manner.

            Maybe he rode the short bus for years..took “special” classes? was a diversity admittance?

            I, for one, will try to be more…understanding.

    • BackRowHeckler December 9, 2023 at 7:40 pm #

      Zaz I haven’t reverse defined Anarchy. Anarchy defined itself 1870-1920, with dozens of assassinations in NAmerica, Europe & Russia, bombs set off in public places in NYC, Chicago, London, St. Petersburg & many other cities, and arson fires set at factories, waterfronts and office buildings. I didn’t make any of it up; it’s the historical record.

      You claim you are no longer murdering people, setting fires, or blowing stuff up, but I have my doubts.

  51. benr December 10, 2023 at 10:38 am #

    What is this the Biden regime refusing to call the Houthi thugs terrorists?

    ///\\\\https://www.oann.com/commentary/hamadeh-blasts-biden-administration-for-refusing-to-label-houthi-rebels-as-terror-group/

    Could the Bidens be paying and running Iran to cause issues to get his failures off the front page?
    It doesn’t help that Tucker and Alex Jones are discussing Bidens penchant for running around naked in front of female Secret service agents a fact that has been discussed for decades.
    Everyone can see he is deranged and out of his gourd with some form of dementia and yet the mainstream media still attempts to cover for this obvious fact.

    • JohnAZ December 10, 2023 at 11:26 am #

      John Kerry, under Obama, became “friends” with the Iranians during negotiations to stop their building nukes. He committed the Democrats to being sympathetic to Iran during this exercise.

      They are playing a balancing act with both sides, siding with American Jews, where they get lots of funding, and yet trying to keep up relations with Iran, their Kerry buddies.

      The US tried that with England and Germany twice, it worked well, both times.

      Uh-huh.

      Biden’s foreign policy mob is incompetent, in every direction. Even Obama agrees.

  52. BackRowHeckler December 10, 2023 at 11:45 am #

    How would the ‘Transition to Renewables’ work on a day like today in Ct?

    Air is damp, heavy & still, sky looks like it has been dredged up from the bottom of the NAtlantic; the phrase Darkness at Noon applies here. And tonight 5″ of rain and 70 mph winds are predicted. Our Governor states our nuclear power plant & natgas fired power plants will be closed by 2035, at which time we will be at ‘Net 0’. Our a$$kissing & worthless local media never presses him on how this is possible. Where would electricity come from today, for example; no sun, no wind, nothing? Just to replace the nuclear plant in Waterford will take hundreds, maybe thousands, of wind turbines. So far we have three, one that doesn’t work. The other two, not far from me, will be shut down tonite when the high winds hit. Except under ideal conditions those monstrous things are unproductive. Once 2035 rolls around, and the ‘Transition to Renewables’ is complete, we will be f#kked.

    • OG December 10, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

      Once 2035 rolls around, and the ‘Transition to Renewables’ is complete, we will be f#kked.

      I keep reminding you, Heckler:

      Their green plans include massive depop. In your scenario, Joe Six-pack will not be “f#kked.” He will be dead and dead people use NO electricity.

    • Slugoon December 10, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

      OG is right. You can’t run the globe and its 8 billion inhabitants on renewables. If we know this then they know this. The question is how they go about it. It crossed my mind around my mid-20s that a virus would be one method, since you can’t really fight a hidden enemy nor blame anybody for it, if it appears natural. I still don’t know what to make of the Covid years. If that was their attempt, either by the virus or the quackccines, it was a spectacular failure.

      • GreenAlba December 10, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

        There are 230 new mRNA ‘vaccines’ in the pipeline, Slugoon. This is Bill Gates et al’s ‘decade of vaccines’.

        Even in a benign world, could you get your head around the idea of 230 new ‘vaccines’?

        In the Thales digital wallet advert, Lucy – who looks about 20 – gets out of bed and her phone benignly reminds her that she needs to make an appointment for her mandatory ‘vaccination’. They tell us what they’re going to do. I think that ad came out before the covid ‘vaccines’ were rolled out.

        What a propaganda coup, to convince the normies that all those anti-vaxx conspiracy theories were just that, so that, next time, they’ll take it when pushed.

        This Austrian doctor has stopped vaxxing because 10% of the patients in her practice have presented with problems after the vaxx. If they’ve already been made sick once and they take more of this stuff in a year of so, they’ll be even sicker.

        makismd.substack.com/p/video-austrian-vaccinator-drcornelia

        Just 4 minutes.

        • Slugoon December 11, 2023 at 5:38 am #

          I’m not surprised that there are hundreds of mRNA treatments in the works. They’ve been working on them for decades. They seem to be the new holy grail of the medical industry for all sorts of ailments. I believe they got their chance for mass experimentation in 2021+, not to mention the profit motive.

          I’m not sure how well the propaganda is doing. I’ve never spoken to anybody who didn’t take a Covid vaccine that now wishes they had yet I’ve heard many people who took them say they regret it and wouldn’t again under similar circumstances. Same for masks, which our whitewash Covid enquiry has basically admitted were for show, to keep the issue alive in people’s minds, nothing more. Something else I/we knew from the beginning.

          I couldn’t care less if the dumb people in this world want to fall for propaganda and put whatever they want in their bodies. I only begin to care when it’s forced on people.

      • Jarek December 10, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

        You don’t understand their subtlety. Their time horizon is longer than ours. This is a stealth genocide. Death rates are way up. You haven’t heard about this?

        Make haste slowly as the Romans used to say.

        • Slugoon December 11, 2023 at 5:33 am #

          If you’d read some of my posts a few years back you’d have remembered that I kept a tally, and still do, of all-cause deaths going back to 2010.

          The death rate here in England & Wales since March 2021 (which I’m citing as the end of the second C19 spike and the start of the post-vax period) is up +6.2% compared to the 5-year period to March 2020.

          Most of that is in the over-65s and at least some of that will be due to the self-inflicted disruption to, and cancellation of, normal NHS services. So, I don’t agree that death rates are ‘way up’.

      • King of Comedy December 10, 2023 at 2:52 pm #

        Renewables are a complete scam and the bottom line is this: China and India and any “developing” country on planet earth ain’t going within a mile of bullshit windmills and solar panels when coal and oil are available. It would be suicide. But vis-a-vis the depop “agenda”, riddle me this:

        Bearing in mind that a woman has to have 2.1 children to maintain status quo population levels, look at the following birthrates per woman:

        US 1.7
        Russia 1.5
        China 1.2
        EU 1.5
        Brazil 1.6

        Even India is 2.0, below replacement level so why the hell would anybody need to actively depopulate the planet by knocking off the folks in countries that will be depopulated anyway by attrition in 40-50 years. For these supposed centuries-long master plans, a 4-5 decade wait would be nothing. And realistically if you wanted to achieve a more rapid rate, your efforts would be focused on the third world where birthrates are much higher and where the engines of population growth are located. Doesn’t quite pass the smell or the simple arithmetic test.

        • OG December 10, 2023 at 3:00 pm #

          “If I were the perp, I’d do it this way. They are doing it that way. Therefore, they are not perps.”

          ***
          Ehhh … what a maroon!

          • King of Comedy December 10, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

            I should advise you that as a charter member, perhaps the primus inter pares member, of the Axis of Flatulence, we are currently debating on throwing you off from between the 5th and 8th floors of a building. We feel that’s about right for an intellect of your stature. Of course this is subject to change without notice.

            Now tell us again that funny story about the Biggest War Ever and the deep thoughts of the Iranian Minister of Islamic Horseshit.

          • OG December 10, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

            Huh? Armageddon and the Apocalypse will happen in perfect prophesied timeline in fulfillment of His Word. We all know that.

            As for “the deep thoughts of the Iranian Minister of Islamic Horseshit,” I’ve no idea what you’re even talking about.

            ***
            Regardless, this is not about me. This is about you.

            “If I were the perp, I’d do it this way. They are doing it that way. Therefore, they are not perps.”

            ***
            Ehhh … what a maroon!

      • Night Owl December 10, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

        They would never release a deadly virus that could infect them.

        And, ofc, it has never been isolated, and all of their own stats show that just among the cases they fraudulently counted, the death rate was below 1%.

        There would be no need to lie about an actual deadly virus, so hey.

        The greatest hoax in human history.

        • Slugoon December 11, 2023 at 5:46 am #

          So neither the virus nor the vaccines have made a dent in population numbers. So which is it. What are we collectively arguing here at CFN, were they were a pop reduction tool or not? Or was it a scam to further other agendas such as digital ID/control?

          Digital ID was most likely already in the works and was jumped on by vested interests, e.g. Blair etc to usher in more quickly, but evidently they didn’t have the systems in placed they? I’m beginning to think more and more that the whole thing was gross incompetence, lack of leadership, and craven behaviour from others governments and populations. None of which should be a surprise.

          • benr December 11, 2023 at 9:29 am #

            Simple question..why can’t the agenda be both and more?
            Why can’t the agenda also be to get people to submit to ridiculous things like paper masking requirements where it clearly states on the box will not stop the transmission of Viruses.
            We were all told no gators which covered mouth and nose but were much looser than the paper and cloth masks that fit snug.
            Why?
            They were every bit is effective and by proxy ineffective as anything else.
            Masking removed individuality to a degree until they started making masks with kung fu kitty and various personal designs and logos.

            Folks it was a conditioning program as much as anything else and look we still have people running around in ineffective masks.
            Why?
            Because they have been programmed to do so.

    • Anthea December 10, 2023 at 11:53 pm #

      @ BackRowHeckler:

      I think you should consider moving. It sounds like your overlords don’t want anyone to live there.

  53. OG December 10, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

    I find it fitting that people of low GLT scores buy 10/7 [Israel’s 9/11] hook, line and sinker. Even when the Israeli reports of 40 beheaded babies proved to be nothing more than obvious lying propaganda, these faithful still cling to the belief that Oswald acted alone and that Ruby didn’t like that and that two aluminum airliners pulverized and felled three Manhattan steel skyscrapers one day.

    2=3. Your Orwellian indoctrination is complete.

    • JohnAZ December 10, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

      OG

      Your opinion only!

      There is no data supporting either side of the GLT scoring system. Someone gets the idea that because you cannot see starts, Apollo was a farce. No one has proved how those two buildings went down, just opinions over and over.
      JFK, as the government has a lot to lose when it is finally revealed that they were involved, is culpable. My main belief comes from George Giancana’s book, Sam’s brother, putting the blame on a conspiracy between the CIA and the Mafia.

      I refuse to put faith in either side of these conspiracies, although the Federal government’s track record is so corrupt, it makes suspicious behavior possible.

      It is all a moot point anyway as the Truth on all the GLT events will never be put forth as the crooks control the information systems.

      I won’t rate myself as I just do not know, except for JFK, I am convinced on that one. Oswald was a patsy, he was there and shooting but not the only one. Another reason to believe that is that any group risking killing the president is not going to place all their chips on one assassin with a mediocre rifle many feet away from his target. I believe Allen Dulles probably takes the blame on the conspiracy. Two or three assassins.

      • OG December 10, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

        “I find it fitting that …”

        Your opinion only!

        Yes. By definition.

        ***
        Someone gets the idea that because you cannot see starts, Apollo was a farce. No one has proved how those two buildings went down, just opinions over and over.

        Strawman, strawman. And 2 does equal 3, right JAZ? See? You just did it again.

        ***
        “I won’t believe my lying eyes unless the complicit MSM spills the beans!”

        • GreenAlba December 10, 2023 at 3:01 pm #

          JohnAZ: Lots of 9/11 evidence on this website:

          ic911.org/

          The recent Daniele Ganser presentation/discussion at the top is also very good (‘The Ruthless Empire post-911). It deals with other false flags leading up to 9/11.

          I’ve just bought my husband two of Daniele Ganser’s books for Christmas (including the one on Operation Gladio). In Wikipedia, of course, he’s described as a conspiracy theorist. Most of those thus described in Wiki consider it a badge of honour.

          • Slugoon December 11, 2023 at 5:54 am #

            I’m almost done watching the Netflix documentary Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror. It is excellent and I feel very balanced, certainly critical of the US administration at the time.

            When I look at everything that followed, the Patriot Act, the invasion of Iraq, Afghanistan, what some of the big players who were interviewed said, etc. I can’t help but think once again it was just reactionary, gross incompetence by neocon war hawks who had no long-term strategy.

          • Slugoon December 11, 2023 at 5:55 am #

            And as such, that 9/11 was real, carried out by foreign terrorists, and that those planes brought down the Towers (sorry, OG!).

      • TrickCyclist December 10, 2023 at 7:21 pm #

        “Texas is still payin’ for John Kennedy’s death, my friends…!”

        youtube.com/watch?v=EOzc0_bfSvc

  54. JohnAZ December 10, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

    Neurodoc

    Elderberry helped, mine is gone, and the wife’s is subsiding. Eleven weeks of coughing and copious mucus. I would rather have Covid, and I mean that.

    A strawman after thinking about this “whatever it was”.

    Every, and I mean every person here who has traveled this fall has come back with this cough, estimate 20 people.

    I am starting to believe that the microscopic fauna and flora in an area is different, small differences but enough to evade the immune system. As long as you stay in place, at home, your immunity recognizes its surroundings and can protect you.

    Travel somewhere else and not so much. I believe that you may be defenseless against the bugs in another area. Or even defenseless against the mixture of people in the airplane on the way. We have seen how small changes in Covid can destroy the Vaxx or prior virus exposures. Flu does the same thing.

    So why not, the change to new areas in travel can expose us to bugs we are not conditioned to.

    The concentration of bugs in a volume of air can affect the transmissibility of the bugs, Airplanes, ho ho ho. So if more people per 10000 for instance are carrying around “Whatever it is”, Wii, the chances of catching something goes way up. Add this onto the lack of resistance because of variability in the bugs per region and,

    Do not travel during the winter or expect to get something for your trouble.

    If this strawman is correct, it does not make any difference how strong your immunity is, how much “C” and zinc and “D3” you take, if your immunity system has not seen the bug before, you are going to get it.

    For me, 2022 Mexico. Covid
    2023 Scotland. Wii
    For the wife. 2023 Chicago Wii

    • Jarek December 10, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

      I never get much of anything. I seem to have a superior immune system. I can get run down of course. And when I do, I take more supplements, eat less, and get more rest.

    • OG December 10, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

      A strawman after thinking about this “whatever it was” …

      If this strawman is correct …

      What is it, JAZ, that you think that a strawman is?

      • JohnAZ December 10, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

        A strawman is a hypothesis thrown out to have people stick pins in it, challenge it and contribute other ideas.

        If you read my post, you would know the strawman was addressed to Neurodoc but invited all to thinks about what I said, that traveling to new areas is conducive to getting colds, flu or maybe other disease. Or maybe the converse, that others may carry foreign antigens into areas they visit.

        And that all the robust immune systems cannot protect against an antigen it has not seen before.

        • OG December 10, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

          But therein lies your problem, JAZ. That is not what a strawman is at all. That sounds more like a voodoo doll/pin-cushion.

          ***
          A strawman is when you lamely present your opponent’s arguments for them in order that it then be easily dismantled and even ridiculed.

          ***
          For example:

          Someone gets the idea that because you cannot see starts [sic], Apollo was a farce.

          That is a strawman argument that discounts myriad of evidence and logic.

          • JohnAZ December 10, 2023 at 4:24 pm #

            Looked. It up

            You are 100% correct. The term as I used it has been used by people I have known for years. What do you call a hypothesis, thrown out on the table for discussion or to be refuted? Maybe an hypothesis?

          • JohnAZ December 10, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

            Instead of picking at things, why don’t you comment on the content of the post. I believe that the damage from successive illnesses contributes to the shortening of telomeres shortening life. To avoid illness is a good thing. We will not be taking any more journeys in winter.

  55. Q. Shtik December 10, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

    I asked my wife for two Christmas presents:

    . A certain sleep mask I saw advertised on the web (because my sleep is disturbed shortly after sunrise every day) and

    . A copy of Jim’s new book, Young Man Blues.

    I was charmed by the smiling picture of Jim as a young man with a lit cigarette stuck in his right ear. But first I have a couple of questions about Jim’s announcement of this new book…

    Immediately after the end of the Dec 8th essay the words

    Pre-order now! Jim’s new book
    About the tribulations of growing up

    appear.

    In what sense is an order placed a pre order, given that pre means before.

    Before what? Before Jim finishes writing the book? Before the publisher prints the book? Before what exactly?

    Second question: On Jim’s left lapel is a blue green splotch where a small flower might appear. What is the blue green splotch covering?

    In any case both gifts were delivered to our front steps two days after being ordered. I will be taking a break from the blog to read Young Man Blues.

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  56. OG December 10, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

    With any luck, as all you believers draw your last breath, you will realize you’ve been a total sucker since there is no afterlife and you have just wasted all those years gaining vast knowledge of old myths. Your time would have been better spent “learning to code.”
    – Q

    I did both. It does not feel a “waste” to me (and it is my life’s years).

    You are very intolerant and even mean-spirited towards those that see life differently than do you.

    ***
    “… since there is no afterlife …”

    How can you possibly know this?

    • JohnAZ December 10, 2023 at 4:27 pm #

      OG

      Faith!!!!! It is what separates us from the beasts.

      I cannot imagine life in the 70s or older without the faith that God exists and we are all part of His plan. What that represents is beyond all of us, even Jesus could not explain it, just calling it the “Kingdom of God”.

      • anmariwakaranai December 10, 2023 at 5:10 pm #

        God is love, and Q has that in spades. Anyone see Johnny Depp read the confession of faith at Shane MacGowan’s funeral? And his widow’s eulogy, wow! On youtube.

  57. JimInFlorida2.0 December 10, 2023 at 4:55 pm #

    Regarding the feature quote at the top:

    “The similarities between the late 1980s USSR and present day USA are uncanny — the endless lies, the corruption, the hollowing out of institutions, the censorship, and the decrepit leadership that is despised by the public.” — Dr Toby Rogers

    There is already a big difference between the last days of the old USSR and the last days of the U.S.A. The USSR did not go out of its way to promote sexual degeneracy among the masses. They had their vices to help them cope, which usually centered around vodka, but, Moscow wasn’t forcing BLM or LGBTQ on their hapless comrades. Tass and Pravda lied about a lot of things but, they were honorable Eagle Scouts compared to our Jewish owned and operated media / entertainment machine.

    And here comes the shrieking and shaming language because you still believe that enough gullible Goyim can be marshaled to your defense. HA-HA!

    Spare me the Oy Vehs, Jewish anti-White racism, and boilerplate shaming on that last point. An editorial in the Times of Israel said, point blank, that Jews control the media. Of course, it was removed (404 Not Found) but, I HAVE SAVED THE COMPLETE PAGE. hahahaha…..! I have the smoking gun, the spent bullet, and Shlomo’s fingerprints!

    ZOG-U.S.A. is far worse than the old USSR by reason of willful degeneracy. Our collapse into the Pax Judaica will be swift and brutal and nobody alive will live to see the end of it.

    • messianicdruid December 10, 2023 at 8:25 pm #

      Obadiah…

  58. JohnAZ December 10, 2023 at 5:12 pm #

    Okay, movie report.

    Watched Netflix 2023 release “Leave the World Behind”.

    Very quick, it is a suggestion about the coming reset (civil war) in the USA and it is based on cyber-warfare. Mind bending!!

    I watched the opening credits and was astounded to see the Executive Producers are Barack and Michelle Obama. Is this a prophecy by him with what he knows?

    It is not full of liberal BS either. Worth the watch, especially the ending.

    • Slugoon December 11, 2023 at 5:57 am #

      On my list. Netflix has surprised me lately. It’s not as full of progressive propaganda as I thought it might be.

  59. TPTB-USA December 10, 2023 at 5:32 pm #

    “Side note: Senator John Kennedy, usually witty and agile, had a go at FBI Director Christopher Wray this week in a Judiciary Committee session. Mr. Kennedy asked Mr. Wray how come, in the fall of 2020, with the election on, and The New York Post’s scoop on the existence of a Hunter Biden laptop, and the subsequent psy-op by 51 former intel maestros saying the laptop story was Russian disinfo — Mr. Kennedy asked, “Why didn’t the FBI just come out and say, hey, the laptop’s real?” Mr. Wray gave a bullshit answer of course… “an ongoing investigation, blah, blah….”

    I have a better question that Senator Kennedy might put to Christopher Wray about this matter. In fact, the FBI had the Hunter Biden laptop hard-drive in its possession as early as December 2019, just as the first Trump impeachment trial commenced. Had they bothered at that time to examine its contents, and if not, why not? And if they had looked around inside and seen the multitudinous emails concerning Hunter Biden’s business dealings with other countries, Ukraine especially, and in particular with Mykola Zlochevsky’s Burisma company, why did Mr. Wray not alert President Trump’s attorneys that he was in possession of possibly exculpatory evidence regarding the president’s supposedly nefarious phone call to newly elected Ukraine President Zelensky that kicked off the impeachment?” ~ JHK

    Early in the Mueller investigation, Alan Dershowitz commented that it should have been all encompassing, and given the question you pose, highlights one of many reasons why it was so narrow in scope.

    Like a makers mark, or a DNA, there appear to be reoccurring objectives, in that either things are intentionally being set up for failure so as to create multiple opportunities to select from in order to justify some course of action; or the scope of an action is restricted in order to have the limited perspectives focus on the desired outcome. And then there is the unrelenting nonsense, that allows the inconvenient consequence to be swept under the rug before it can be scrutinized, or an avalanche of “noise” that drowns-out an objective assessment.

    It would indeed be interesting to hear how Mr. Wray would answer your question under oath.

    Will Harvard President Claudine Gay, MIT President Sally Kornbluth, or the University of Pennsylvania’s President Liz Magill have a come to Jesus moment whereby any of them shine a light on the Big Picture agenda?

    Was Gates comment “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades,” merely a plant for “Joe Biden” to use as an excuse in the wake of all the disastrous policies, whereby “Joe Biden” has intentionally set US up for failure?

    Where is the investigation concerning the consequences and disastrous withdraw from Afghanistan?

    How about the disastrous consequences of not taking the off-ramp prior to the conflict, but instead, promoting speculation that Putin would take over Europe? Of all the millions of lives that have been destroyed, how many would vote for a repeat?

    And then there was the attack on Israel. What percent of the population are willing to accept that IDF is a facade?

    Change definitions of words to mean whatever the exposer chooses at any given moment in time? Harass and incarcerate J-6 sightseers, parents at school board meetings, silent protesters outside abortion clinics, etc. ad infinitum? De-fund the police? Hog tie the border agents? Bastardize the offices of the DA and so many other leadership positions? Sure, why not. If all else fails, these things will contribute to the destruction of the existing format for life so that “they” can get on with the Build Back Better phase.

    What ever happened to morality?

    One can conclude from Stanley Milgram’s Experiment on Obedience to Authority that only 20% of the population have the ability to think critically, and I think the best way to help the 80% is to ask questions like you and Senator John Kennedy are asking.

  60. Jarek December 10, 2023 at 5:54 pm #

    Posted on December 8, 2023Will the GOP Fight Anti-White Hate on Campus?
    Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, December 8, 2023

    Bill Ackman is a billionaire hedge fund manger who runs Pershing Square Capital Management. He’s also a Harvard grad. He’s been one of the leading opponents of Harvard’s president, Claudine Gay, a black woman. Dr. Gay was a professor of African and African-American Studies and has constantly pushed diversity. She criticized a faculty member for joining Harvey Weinstein’s defense team because Harvard must have “a special responsibility to the well-being of the students who are part of the community.” Mr. Ackman says she was appointed president to meet DEI targets.

    Earlier this week, Congressional Republicans grilled Dr. Gay and other university presidents about anti-Israel protests; she was the main target. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) told her to resign. The presidents refused to say they would crack down on students who support the intifada. “We embrace a commitment to free expression, even of views that are objectionable, offensive, hateful,” said Dr. Gay. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has ranked Harvard last among 248 colleges on free speech. Harvard rescinded an admissions offer to Kyle Kashuv for using the word “n*gger” in private conversations when he was 16, and disinvited a philosopher because of her views on transgenders. Students and faculty report constant self-censorship.

    The solution is not to crack down on anti-Israel speech, which seems to be what Republicans want. Speaker Mike Johnson said schools are not doing enough to “enforce their own rules” against antisemitism. The GOP also hosted Jewish students at a press conference to describe the antisemitic abuse they say they’ve had on campus. Conservative pundit Kayleigh McEnany, said idiotically on Fox News that “of course we shouldn’t allow white nationalists to go to Harvard.” “White nationalists” aren’t leading the demonstrations.

    Nor is the GOP hosting press conferences about anti-white speech on campus, even though students can major in attacking “whiteness” and Western Civilization. Senator Ted Cruz said the slogan “Palestine will be free, from the river to the sea” is an endorsement of the “mass murder of Jews.” If so, what does it mean to say that America is built on “stolen land” and genocide? Republicans seem to be indifferent not just to anti-white hate, but even anti-American hate. They seem to forget that whites are the one group that still mostly votes Republican.

    Bill Ackman wrote an open letter on X after Dr. Gay’s testimony. He wasn’t appeased. He says Harvard faculty have told him that:

    Whiteness at Harvard is deemed fundamentally oppressive. Indigenous peoples are presented as in need of justice and reparations. Jews are presented as white people. It is therefore ok to hate Israel and Jews as they are deemed to be oppressors.

    Mr. Ackman continued:

    The problems at Harvard are clearly not just about Jews and Israel. It is abundantly clear that straight white males are discriminated against in recruitment and advancement at Harvard. That is also apparently true to a somewhat lesser extent for men who are Asians or of Indian origin. The ODEIB [Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging] is an important culprit in this discrimination on campus as it sees the world in a framework of oppressors and the oppressed, where the oppressor class includes white males, Asians, Jews and other people perceived to be successful and powerful.

    Mr. Ackman said that antisemitism is the “canary in the coal mine for other discriminatory practices at Harvard.” It’s more accurate to say it’s the first form discrimination that angered alumni and media figures. Ackman said he was “saddened” to hear how his beloved university had “lost its way,” and was “embarrassed” that he hadn’t known how bad things were for whites and Asians. Better late than never, but it’s doubtful that white identity can sneak into acceptability under cover of “fighting anti-Semitism.” Mr. Ackman has traditionally supported Democrat candidates.

    In a discussion with Candace Owens a few weeks ago, Tucker Carlson criticized donors who are only now discovering anti-white discrimination. “If you don’t like it, don’t pay for it, good for you,” he said. “Where were you the last 10 years when they were calling for white genocide?” he asked, saying that donors were “paying for that.”

    Will Jews and Israel get special exemptions under DEI rules, while white gentiles are still “the cancer of human history,” to quote Susan Sontag? Or will the GOP see the big picture?

    There is a sign of hope. Senator J. D. Vance (R-OH) introduced a bill to punish schools that violate the Equal Protection Clause and Title VI prohibitions on race preferences. This is the first major effort to take advantage of the Supreme Court’s limited ruling ending affirmative action. It would withhold funding from schools that break the law. A Special Inspector General for Unlawful Discrimination in Higher Education would hear complaints. Senators Marco Rubio and Josh Hawley are backing the bill, and Congressman Jim Banks, also from Ohio, introduced it in the House with Erin Houchin, Michael Waltz, and Jeff Duncan as cosponsors.

    Senator J.D. Vance (Credit Image: © Rod Lamkey/CNP via ZUMA Press Wire)

    The bill also bans discrimination in scholarships and faculty hiring, and would set up hurdles pro-diversity colleges probably couldn’t clear. A Democrat administration could staff the Special Inspector office with Claudine Gay protégés, but Republicans could give it teeth. At the least, it might tie universities down in litigation, and maybe even lead to cuts in funding. University employees probably won’t contain their excesses unless they are punished.

    We haven’t yet seen a push against anti-white college courses at the federal level. The GOP talks only about Israel. DEI shouldn’t be “reformed” just because it doesn’t include Jews; it needs to be abolished.

    Jarek: Imagine not being against current Jewish genocide while at the same time being really “into” being against the Holocaust. These female academics (not intellectuals) have no real moral center or compass. Whichever way the wind blows, that’s what they’ll believe. Of course they’re for White genocide. That’s just basic political correctness. But they made a big error on this one. Forgot who has the money, pays the piper, and calls the tune.

    Whites are so confused. Didn’t they realize all that the purpose of Leftist propaganda was to demonize them? Calling Jews, “Whites” and demonizing them too is a pretty elementary mistake. Of course the Jews brought it on themselves by trying to be all things as necessary. But that doesn’t mean they’re going to let it slide when it’s not in their favor, much less endure the malice meant for others.

    But what of free speech? None of them have much interest in that. Especially a free discussion of the Jewish question.

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    • TPTB-USA December 10, 2023 at 7:05 pm #

      It is all part of a greater agenda, and until they come clean, their minds will be cluttered and constipated, and their agenda will be crippled.

      “The U.S. is trying to steer the course of a promised international fund that would compensate developing nations for climate damage, in part by insisting that countries like China should pay into it. Kerry has also called on the UAE and other wealthy Gulf states, such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia, to contribute more money to fighting climate change.”

      The oil baron running the climate talks — and the US envoy who’s had his back
      politico.com/news/2023/11/30/john-kerry-sultan-al-jaber-cop28-00123610

      • benr December 11, 2023 at 9:33 am #

        That oil baron has also stated very publicly he is not so sure about all this climate hysteria and been called a denier at his own meeting.

        • TPTB-USA December 12, 2023 at 12:43 am #

          “Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed.” ~ Klaus Schwab

          Kerry and company have made backroom deals where they have basically given away the farm (US) in order to get 100% participation.

          If you were the leader of some country whose turn it was to be the monkey in the driver’s seat, would you throw it all away to get onboard with the 2030 Agenda?

          BRICS++ should be a good indication that “they” are not going to get 100% participation.

          The day that “Kerry and company” give up is the day that they will be fitted for orange jump suits.

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