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The World Has Enough Trouble

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    If you think about it at all, can you come up with any good reasons why our country has involved itself in the Ukraine war? To defend democracy, many say? An emptier platitude does not exist in the vast slippery lexicon of spin. To thwart Russia’s imperial overreach? You apparently have no clue about Ukraine’s history, ancient or modern. To incite an overthrow of the wicked Putin by his own people? The Russian president is more popular there now than even John F. Kennedy was here in 1962.

     There actually are no good reasons for what we are doing in Ukraine, only bad reasons. Mainly, stoking the war there diverts Americans’ attention from our own problems, which is to say the titanic failures of America’s political establishment. The USA is falling apart from a combination of mismanagement, malice, and negligence. Our economy is a tottering scaffold of Ponzi schemes. Our institutions are wrecked. The government lies about everything it does. The news industry ratifies all the lying. Our schoolchildren can’t read or add up a column of numbers. Our food is slow-acting poison. Our medical-pharma matrix has just completed the systematic murder and maiming of millions. Our culture has been reduced to a drag queen twerk-fest. Our once-beautiful New World landscape is a demolition derby. Name something that hasn’t been debauched, perverted, degenerated, or flat-out destroyed.

      And so, the “Joe Biden” show is busy ginning up nuclear war hysteria because that’s all it has left for manipulating public emotion. The Covid-19 derangement lost its mojo in 2022 and the population has only just begun to grok the all-causes death disaster underway courtesy of Pfizer and Moderna (and the CDC with the FDA). Did you notice, by the way, that the CDC just added those unapproved, still-experimental shots to the childhood vaccine schedule, considered official “guidance” that is followed by virtually every school system in America. Rochelle Walensky did that despite massive evidence that the “vaccines” damage children’s hearts, nervous systems, reproductive systems, and immune systems?

     Do you know why Ms. Walensky did that? Because adding the mRNA shots to the childhood schedule supposedly confers permanent immunity from legal liability for the drug companies, even after the current emergency use authorization (EUA) runs out. The catch to that cozy arrangement is if there was any fraud committed on the public in the release and administration of those products, the companies lose their immunity and can be sued until there is nothing left of them but the paperclips. Plus, the executives may be liable for criminal prosecution. Hard time.

     One Brook Jackson, a technician involved in the sketchy Pfizer drug trials, and who directly witnessed the procedural violations as they occurred, is currently suing Pfizer under the False Claims Act (31 U.S. Code § 3729) saying that the company defrauded the government. Pfizer’s lawyers have asked the judge to dismiss the case on the grounds, they said in court, that, “We did not defraud the government. We delivered the fraud that the government ordered.”  So now, millions of schoolchildren in this land will be subject to compulsory harmful mRNA shots in order to cover the Pharma companies’ multi-billion-dollar asses. Doesn’t that sum up our national predicament nicely? Way to go, Rochelle. Don’t think nobody noticed.

     It’s also worth pondering whether we are neck-deep in the Ukraine morass because Volodymyr Zelensky is blackmailing “Joe Biden” over the mysterious Biden Family business operations that took place there directly following the US-orchestrated Maidan revolution that overthrew Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich in 2014. Remember “The Big Guy’s” earnest efforts to get rid of the Ukrainian state prosecutor who was looking into the affairs of the Burisma gas company that invited Hunter Biden and his associate Devon Archer onto the board of directors. Of all people in Western Civ… these two Americans… with no knowledge of or experience in the natgas industry. Weird, a little bit. Do you suppose Mr. Zelensky still has the prosecutor’s files in his possession?

      Then, of course, there is the bizarre matter of the Nord Stream pipelines caper, lately disclosed by the scrupulous reporter, Seymour Hersh, as a US naval operation. We blew them up. Four EU member Nations (also US NATO allies) held a combined half-ownership in the pipelines (the other half held by Russia). European industry and households depended on a steady supply of that reasonably-priced gas to continue modern life there. Both President “Joe Biden” and Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland, promised the news media (and the American public) that the pipeline would “be no more” if a Russian military operation crossed into the Donbas. Well, sonofabitch, the pipelines were “no more” as of last September.

     Was that an injury to Russia? Well, yes, though Russia has found work-arounds for selling its natgas elsewhere than northern Europe. Do you realize, though, that it was every bit as much an act-of-war against our supposed allies? None of the NATO countries with a stake in the North Streams have made a peep so far about the shocking disclosure. Which may lead a casual observer to ask whether Western Civ has gone plumb insane. Maybe so, in which, case perhaps, it deserves to suffer. After a while — not such a long while, either — modern life will be but a memory in northern Europe.

     Somehow the specter of unintended consequences looms over all this mischief. My guess is we just haven’t seen them yet… and when we do, they will be ferocious. For starters, NATO will be another thing that is no more. And our country will have to go about our blustering war-hawkery without any back-up or convenient staging-areas for fomenting more shenanigans in a far-away region where we have no real national interest, just a certain zeal for creating unnecessary trouble and hardship in a world that already has more than it requires.

    Remember what his old boss, Barack Obama, said about the former Veep: “You can never overstate Joe’s ability to fuck things up.” What a prophet that man is! Under “Joe Biden,” the USA has been slip-sliding sideways and backwards into a realm of darkness unimaginable a few years ago. But now, something is heaving through the public sensibility, as spring marches north in America. It feels like a sharp change in attitude, a refusal to continue acting like a reality-optional society. It’s crackling through the air like a rumor of liberation in a hostage crisis. Can you hear it?


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758 Responses to “The World Has Enough Trouble”

  1. cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 9:31 am #

    To Putin: Happy One Year Anniversary on the Russian invasion of the Ukraine!!! May the next year bring you continued success and freedom for the Russian people and the Russian Empire. Continue working hard to un-yoke Russia and all peoples from the degradation of the woke and evil Western empires. The sun is setting on their ways. Long Live Russia and may God grant you a speedy and complete victory!!!

    • Socrates-Detroit February 24, 2023 at 9:44 am #

      The reasons for the US instigating the war are multiple:

      Resource constraints, energy constraints–the US wants EASY access to the natural resources of Russia, as well as Ukraine.

      Globalism: The globalist cabal behind all this dysfunction seeks to rule the world. Russia is the ONLY nation which is truly independent (the most self-sufficient) AND also NOT subservient to the dollar-denominated global trading system. Besides needing natural resources, China is also yoked to the dollar for trade at this time, though they obviously are working on it. The dollar is slowly declining, but still needed for China.

      The globalists also seek to control Russia to coerce China.

      Finally, the economic calamity this war has unleashed–in Western Europe first, the US next, and the rest of the world (in the form of higher food prices), this chaos serves the interests of the globalists, who want to control everyone. Vax passports, digital ID, and digital currency will be the “answer” to the problems they created–that is where they are taking us.

      So I say, Amen! God bless Russia, and God bless Vladimir Putin!

      • Socrates-Detroit February 24, 2023 at 9:46 am #

        Oh, and perhaps most importantly, in the background, Russia is a Christian nation, and that may be the biggest reason to break it or destroy. Christianity, particularly Orthodox Christianity, is anathema to these godless, or evil (actually BOTH) globalists.

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      • Walter B February 24, 2023 at 9:55 am #

        Money laundering thanks to Sam Bankman Fried as well. Our demented owners are stuffing their vaults with loot for the big escape and my only hope is that they are the first victims of the new owners.

        • hortonz February 24, 2023 at 10:18 am #

          Don’t forget the 1.5 million Ukrainian Canadians and the all-powerful Ukrainian Canadian Congress. They control the politicians in Ottawa and Canada’s mainstream news media. Plus, the whole Ukraine war is a nice distraction from Prince Justin’s ongoing efforts to completely fuck up the entire country.

          • Islander February 24, 2023 at 10:34 am #

            Yep.

            A real “Ukrainian Nazi diaspora community” in Canada.

          • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

            Yeah Nazis who support Global Capitalism (International Bankers) instead of fighting it as the real ones did.

          • Walter B February 24, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

            I am starting to wonder if this entire Ukrainian gig is a cover for the infiltration of Ukrainians to Western countries with the intent of popping up sometime in the future as sleeper cells for the final assault and takeover.

          • BackRowHeckler February 24, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

            Walter as a guy who went to West Point maybe you can clear something up for me. The fighting around Bakhmut is described as trench warfare similar to WW1, with infantry charges following massive artillery barrages. But trench warfare on the western front ended in the spring of 1918 with the introduction of tanks, close quarter aircraft, and hand held automatic weapons like the German Bergman and the US BAR. Why has trench warfare returned? Where’s the armor, the helicopter gunships, aircraft like the Warthog, and automatic weapons that make infantry charges like those at Verdun & the Somme exercises in suicide. Something ain’t adding up.

          • Islander February 24, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

            BRH:

            Trench warfare may have disappeared on the Western front in spring 1918, but when the Port Hunter went down off East Chop on Nov. 2, 1918, it was loaded with (among lots of other things intended for the war effort) “trench candles,” burned n the trenches for light.

          • BackRowHeckler February 24, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

            Wow, that’s pretty bad luck for the SS Port Hunter, getting sunk off East Chop a mere 9 days before the end of the war.

          • Walter B February 24, 2023 at 4:04 pm #

            BRH, My guess is that between the satellite surveillance and targeting being provided by Americans utilizing drones, artillery, and missiles, Russian tanks and aircraft are seriously compromised over Ukrainian positions or in lead of an assault. It makes sense that hiding underground once again provides the best security for the infantry considering the dangers from above. Sort of like Terminator.

          • BackRowHeckler February 24, 2023 at 5:25 pm #

            Walt, thanks for the response. I knew I was missing something.

          • Islander February 25, 2023 at 3:55 pm #

            BRH:

            Actually it might have been good luck for the owners of the vessel.

            Oddly enough, her sister ship went down in New York Harbor just about two weeks prior.

            In both cases, rammed by a tug.

            The weather on the night of Nov. 2 was calm and clear . . .

          • Islander February 25, 2023 at 4:02 pm #

            PS. They were owned by a British entity.

            This is quite interesting:

            httpX://www.mass.gov/service-details/port-hunter

          • Amman February 26, 2023 at 11:49 am #

            Ouch! That many, eh?

        • bill7424 February 24, 2023 at 10:43 am #

          Walter,
          Well, the weathy better have their assets denominated in something that has a solid backing. Most of the world’s currency is fiat money and when it takes a nose dive to a Weimar like value the wealthy will be SOL just lie the rest of us.

          • Walter B February 24, 2023 at 10:55 am #

            From what I have seen online, Big Buck Boys like the Bushes have hacienda compounds in remote areas in places like South America and I am sure they are well stocked with valuable loot, food and lead. Getting the timing right for their escapes will be the critical issue. Let us hope they pay for the crimes, either in this world or in the next.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 11:57 am #

            Walter, they like waterfront property even though they claim to believe in climate change theory, because they can make that escape in a small boat in the middle of the night.

          • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

            Yeah, maybe Mos-sad can track them down in South America for us. Of course Bourla and Co will just take refuge in Israel – which doesn’t extradite.

          • mrs_saj February 24, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

            bill7424,

            I am nearing the end of “When Money Dies” by Adam Fergusson. Great read about the Weimar era. All I can say is “wow”. The decisions these people were faced with to survive (nutritionally and financially) are sobering. Can you imagine having to figure out what to convert almost all your liquid cash into? I’ve bought and sold a lot of real estate. But the idea of looking at my cash balances in the bank and knowing it would fall in purchasing power by half in a month and I had better go buy stuff: houses, land, foreign currencies, equipment, precious metals, luxury goods, etc. immediately is traumatic. And the ones that didn’t figure it out quickly watched their purchasing power get cut in half again, and again, and again…..

            Many were simply stressed beyond their own comprehension resulting in indecision or paralysis. Many did not have the business contacts to convert their money into foreign currencies, this was the late 1910s and early 1920s after all. The masses did not have brokerage accounts. And most people in the cities (like today) simply cannot stockpile food.

            The wealthy and the financially astute did better than the masses. Farmers also did well. I’m not going to compare it to the Holocaust or the Holodomor, but the suffering was rampant and largely of the governments own infliction (money printing).

          • AreC February 25, 2023 at 9:42 am #

            @Jarek Do you think that Bourla & the other pharma biggies will find refuge in Israel seeing as how almost the entire population there has been jabbed and is suffering from the effects?

          • CyberPass February 28, 2023 at 9:41 am #

            Like Nordstream, another scandal hidden in plain view is that the Fed (read “the banks that own the Fed”), and not “the people” as was the case 1790-1932, own the gold that everyone thinks are the “national gold reserves”,. and what is more, they have been buying more- for themselves- any an accelerated rate. Ditto the other CB’s. And as bad as the existing paper fiat money regiment is, they are working as hard as Big Pharma did to impose an all- digital CBDC: keystrokes in the ether- some store of value that!
            So yes, the Deep State has its assets nicely protected until the rest of us grow a pair.

      • Paula D February 24, 2023 at 10:05 am #

        Nice summation, Socrates. I agree.

        • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

          How do you feel about Putin allowing commerce again? Creeping Capitalism?

    • woe February 24, 2023 at 11:42 am #

      Couldn’t agree more.

    • shotho February 24, 2023 at 7:55 pm #

      All hail the great Putin. Kill, pillage and destroy, you will be made a saint by demented neocons.

      • Ron Anselmo February 25, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

        He’s a champion for sovereignty – crushing the neocons & so-called global elites at every turn. Hubris hurts. Boo-fucking-hoo.

    • Nigel Tufnel February 25, 2023 at 10:30 pm #

      Hey cowbell, upvote! And well stated.
      Putin won my heart a few years ago when he went mushroom hunting in the Taiga for his birthday. How cool.

  2. NickelthroweR February 24, 2023 at 9:51 am #

    I hate to say it but I don’t hear it – I don’t hear any of it.

    My friends and associates still believe the vaaax to be safe & effective and refuse to look at any data that says otherwise. These same people are also telling me that it is Trumps fault that the train derailed in Ohio and also that the air, water and land there are perfectly safe (I live 33 miles away from the disaster).

    Just last night my business partner was gloating over the fact that Russia has lost the war in Ukraine and that Puting is hiding in a bunker and that the whole world has turned against Russia.

    The truth of all these matters has yet to make its way into the minds of the American and European people. The manipulation carried out by big tech did a wonderful job censoring the truth and carrying water for the corrupt elites.

    • lizharmon February 24, 2023 at 10:05 am #

      My Leftist friends aren’t saying it, out loud at least, but you’d better believe they’re thinking it. They know they went along with something very, very bad. They went along because they were smarter than their idiot brethren who live in the country, work real jobs, still go to church on Sunday, understand that there are only two genders, and generally don’t pretend to be smarter than anyone else. Giving the keys to the kingdom to a bunch of broken, moonbat, gender-confused psychopaths (like that grand jury nutjob chick) is a recipe for national suicide. That and Trump, of course. Everything these morons do, in the end, is about the orange man who continues to live rent free in what’s left of their pharma-destroyed, hollowed-out brains.

      • Ron Anselmo February 24, 2023 at 10:36 am #

        Liz – the grand jury nutjob chick is a head fake. After the grand jury is declared biased & tainted, they will not be able to indict. The story will go – “Trump is guilty and if we could only indict, we could prove it!” – with the *evidence they don’t have*. See how that was played?

        • thirdcoastlegend February 24, 2023 at 10:47 am #

          Ron-

          Correct.

          The nutjob juror is a headfake that supports their larger goal of keeping anti-Trump hysteria whipped up among their followers.

          • Ron Anselmo February 24, 2023 at 11:37 am #

            Exactly right TCL – if the lack of evidence from the grand jury investigation was known, the hysteria would subside (just a little). TDS at its finest – these people will never be right again.

        • Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 11:23 am #

          I think you nailed it, Ron.

        • Rain Waters February 24, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

          Nice cut and paste.

        • Night Owl February 24, 2023 at 4:07 pm #

          😀

          That quote reads like a Redneck Liberal post.

      • Islander February 24, 2023 at 10:58 am #

        Liz—love your comment, esp. re the stranglehold that the Orange Man has on critical thinking in the USA.

        It is truly an extraordinary phenomenon.

        I don’t watch TV, so I can’t say anything about his popularity via that genre, but surely via TV and the popularity and ubiquity of the Trump brand, Orange Man had already made major tunnels into the brain cavities of the USA.

      • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

        Yes, she’s the final result of feminine self over-estimation. When society buys into it, they get really bad.

        Girls must be taught humility from the earliest age. Boys too of course – but it’s much easier. Not to exclusion of pride of course – the good kind that is. For both.

        • Rain Waters February 24, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

          Boys used to teach each other hymility, now reefurred to as uagression.

          • Rain Waters February 24, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

            May spell cop go insane!

      • Walter B February 24, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

        Hate & Fear liz, the two great motivators of oh so many human beings, especially the low information decision makers. It can’t happen here, nothing will ever change for the worse, somebody somewhere will magically fix it all so that we don’t have to do anything. All mantras of the fearful and the unmotivated. Eventually reality bites them in the ass, or more likely, tears their lungs out, but at least their fears and their hatred will be no more. When a society decays to the level that America has today, there is no going back, no getting better, there is only oblivion. Heck, I bet the low information decision makers will welcome sweet death as an end to their misery of having to actually put forth the effort to live.

      • Rain Waters February 24, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

        Stupid, fulla shit and fkn nuts !!!

    • mrJones February 24, 2023 at 10:05 am #

      I’m beginning to believe that only a fraction of the population have a built in bullshit detectors, like it’s in our DNA. I run across similar ppl and I really can’t get my head around why one would believe anything that comes out of Washington DC. It’s Mordor. This isn’t new, this is fact going back decades. The lies are so obvious. Anyone believing this shit must be missing something in their DNA. Ya can’t blame MSM and propaganda at this point, it’s beyond that. .

      • hmuller February 24, 2023 at 10:36 am #

        It’s Stockholm Syndrome writ large. They love their abusers. “Thank you, sir, may I have another?”

      • Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 11:26 am #

        They are trying a new tack. Knowing that there are so many who disbelieve anything coming out of DC, they openly tell us what they are doing, hoping that we will assume it isn’t true.

        • Disaffected February 24, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

          LOL, so true! Counter-counter intel. It’s a funhouse hall of mirrors out there these days! Even the liars themselves don’t know what’s true anymore.

        • Paddys Lament February 24, 2023 at 4:29 pm #

          It’s a game of Liar’s Poker they’re playing.

      • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

        Welcome to reality. To what the Elite have always known: Most people can’t be deeply educated. Even if they have the potential goods – the raw IQ – they simply can’t handle the Truth. Or they’re not really interested in working to find it out.

      • mrs_saj February 25, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

        mrJones,

        Love the Lord of the Rings reference. The Orcs are everywhere.

    • Woodchuck February 24, 2023 at 10:44 am #

      As for the Ohio chemical disaster that has spread dioxin all over the western part of Pa, there is a very strange coincidence or even omen at work here for the spiritual or conspiracy minded. That is, if my memory is correct in that this very area was the birthplace of the petroleum age. This was the general region where famous gushers erupted after a successful oil drilling project. Oil just spurting out of the ground and raining down on the drill site workers. That’s how the oil age began. And maybe the sign of the end of the oil age is that the birthplace becomes a permanently polluted graveyard destroyed by the most toxic chemical byproduct of fossil fuel chemistry – dioxin. Instead of oil raining down we have incredibly toxic chlorinated hydrocarbons coming down in the rain. Dioxin was present in trace amounts in Agent Orange, and that was enough to slowly kill many US military personnel as well as citizens of Vietnam. One of the most serious aspects of dioxin poisoning in the environment is it has a very long half life. It will still be in the soil in Pa long after other less toxic poisons like roundup has morphed into other more harmless compounds.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 11:27 am #

        There’s a theory going around that they want more poisoned ground as an excuse to condemn it and move people into the 15 minute zones.

        • BuckeyeDoug February 24, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

          My personal theory is that they will combine a number of eco-disasters like East Palestine and say that is why people are getting/dying of cancer, myocarditis, strokes, heart attacks, etc.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

            Anything to avoid the gallows.

          • Ron Anselmo February 24, 2023 at 3:00 pm #

            Doug – nice, you’re getting warm. Assume that as a Buckeye, you’re in Ohio. Hope you’re not too close to East Palestine.

      • Paula D February 24, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

        I think you’re right, Woodchuck. That is where the first oil in the US was found.

        And I think that Standard Oil was headquartered in Ohio for a long time.

      • Walter B February 24, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

        I did a stint with an Ohio hazardous waste remediation company and prepared maps and specifications for Superfund cleanup sites at Boston Harbor, Picatinny Arsenal, and Raritan Arsenal. I am no chemical engineer, but from the knowledge that I gathered doing this work I can assure you that this is clearly another genocide event.

        There is NO WAY IN HELL that digging an open, unlined pit in the earth, filling it up with the chemicals and carcinogens that those clowns did, and then sparking it up into the atmosphere is even legal, much less acceptable.

        These people were either the dumbest motherfuckers that ever drew breath, or they are murders. There are NO other options.

        • Suburban_elk February 24, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

          They are not the dumbest jerkoffs to ever draw breath.

          Let’s hope that the damage and toxicity can be managed and mediated, once we take back our lands, and have access to the best minds and the best people, working, once again, for something that they believe in, such as their children’s future.

          • Walter B February 24, 2023 at 4:06 pm #

            I meant the cleanup crew as the dumbest, not the unfortunate townspeople.

    • mrs_saj February 24, 2023 at 10:55 am #

      NickelthroweR,

      I agree. I’m not sensing a sea change in awareness across our country. The lower rates of booster uptake are because Americans are lazy and have the attention span of a small mammal. It’s not because they personally know two (or ten) people who have ‘died suddenly’ or been afflicted with a rare cancer out of the blue. People are largely consuming their news just as they always have: mindlessly tuning in to CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, et al. without the slightest conception that they are being exposed to a global pack of lies that emanates from their TVs like nuclear waste and radioactively fries their minds.

      There is no awakening to reality. I don’t care how many studies honest scientists come out with that prove that reality is different than what the TV says it is.

      NickelthroweR, I hope you are upstream of where all that toxic air and water is going. You are far too close to the hot spot in East Palestine. I watched the video of the governor of OH and the head of the FDA pretend to drink the water. Never have I seen such a concerted effort to smile, hold one’s cup, and not look afraid. The memes should be multiplying onTwitter.

      • JohnAZ February 24, 2023 at 11:39 am #

        The entire area should be condemned. Sampling done out to where the toxins are below the maximums. Think Chernobyl.

        Problem is , what do you do with the folks whose lives are dependent on that locale.

        Biden’s answer, turn them into government dependent serfs and carry on.

        On the way, blame it all on Trump.

        • C.O.Jones February 24, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

          I agree JohnAZ – the area should be condemned. It is beyond hazardous. The person who made the decision to start a toxic fire to disperse the chemicals into the air should be tried right alongside Fauci, Collins, Birx, Gates et al. for crimes against humanity.

          Any US politician who is not outraged and enraged by these crimes should be recalled and/or impeached. What’s the timeline on that happening? A thousand years? Never? Rand Paul is the most vocal and he offers nothing but lip service.

          The people of the US, too stupid to realize that Biden is severely compromised by his crimes and by his senility/dementia/greed/stupidity/family, sit transfixed, staring at the TV news as if it has something other than lies to offer a way out.

          Speaking of North Americans: we’re doomed.

      • NickelthroweR February 24, 2023 at 11:42 am #

        You are correct. Even when presented with empirical evidence, they refuse to listen. Case in point:

        My colleague was explaining to me how Russia has lost the war and has taken hundreds of thousands of casualties with over 200,000 dead and lose 250 men for every meter they advance and other craziness. Likewise, the Ukranians have had few casualties and will soon be retaking Crimea.

        I first had him agree with me that artillery causes 80% of all casualties on the battlefield and has done so since WWI. It isn’t hard at all to prove that statement. After all, bullets are great but artillery can reach a dozen miles or more behind the front lines and level entire city blocks and do so with ease.

        Next, I had him agree that Russia has a 10:1 advantage in artillery and munitions over Ukraine. After all, isn’t that why everyone has to send Ukraine their weapons and munitions?

        Ergo, if artillery causes 80% of the casualties on the modern-day battlefield and Russia has a 10:1 advantage then Ukraine must be losing 10 soldiers for every lost Russian, right?

        No no no. It just “can’t” be that way. Ukraine is winning and Putin is sick and hiding in a bunker.

        You can not reason with these people.

        • Woodchuck February 24, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

          I’ve been in fruitless arguments before with flat earth believers. I tried to convince them of a round earth via the basics of ballistics and orbital mechanics. After taking first year courses in calculus, it will become mathematically very obvious how objects stay in orbit around our planet. If you try using a mathematical approach you’ll get nowhere in that the flat earth believer doesn’t understand calculus in the first place. The words you say or type will be completely wasted. It will be the very same with people who get their information about the world via television. They won’t and can’t understand a word you’ve said.

        • Paula D February 24, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

          Good job, Nickelthrower. You may not think that you got anywhere, but chances are in a couple of months he will suddenly tell you that of course Russia won- they had the artillery advantage.
          You never know when you have planted a seed.

      • Cankerpuss February 24, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

        Well said, Mrs_saj. Well said. And that is why we are doomed. Stupidity and laziness are endemic with humanity. In nature, Natural Selection will usually eliminate the stupid, the sick and the weak from the breeding pool, thus enabling only the strong and the wise to procreate and pass on their genes to the next generation. However, humanity has figured out how to break or disregard that natural law. Instead, the stupid, the sick and the weak continue to infiltrate the gene pool and as such, humanity is getting more and more stupid as each generation passes.

        Makes sense to me. Eventually, though, nature’s law will finally correct humanity, one way or another. Only the strong and the wise will remain.

    • Wizard of the Saddle February 24, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

      Nickelthrower: You must have the patience of Jobe to continually endure such idiocies in silence. If it were me, my business partnership would have already dissolved…,and not very amicably.

      Until actual secession from these lunatics occurs politically, I choose to secede from them individually, commercially, and socially to the greatest degree that I am able to do.

      • Ron Anselmo February 24, 2023 at 11:43 pm #

        Great idea Wiz – I follow the same practice – simply avoid the simple.

    • pranah February 24, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

      NickelthrowerR, I don’t hear any of it, either. I wish I did. Living in the college town all you hear is the propaganda about the vaxxx and the war in Ukraine. At this point I’m keeping my head down and hoping against hope.

    • SteveK9 February 25, 2023 at 9:54 am #

      The entire House of Representatives in the State Legislature of NH was asked yesterday, to stand and honor the brave Ukrainians, fighting for OUR freedom.

      People are brain-dead. It’s not new.

      The following is from an interview with Gustave Gilbert in Göring’s jail cell during the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials (18 April 1946)…

      Göring: Why, of course, the people don’t want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship.

      Gilbert: There is one difference. In a democracy, the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars.

      Göring: Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.

    • Hereward the Woke February 26, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

      Same here, Nickel. I spent a week in my native England and it’s like the summer of 1940 over there – except the brave boys in blue saving civilisation are the Ukie soldiers. The delusion is unbelievable and probably beyond curing. I had the same experience about Ukraine today with a business colleague: Putin is Hitler, the young people of Russia have to rise up and stop him, yada, yada, yada. And the guy said he hated all the propaganda about the war! I think the jab did something permanently to people’s critical thinking skills.

  3. Walter B February 24, 2023 at 9:54 am #

    Oh we can hear it Jim, everybody hears it and the slur of conspiracy theory can no longer be flung about as an insult but is unfortunately exactly what it all is. Very detailed, to be sure and amazingly farsighted in scope, but by the time our new leaders take over, well the survivors may even welcome them as saviors.

    How ANYONE can NOT despise the Zombified Carcass that is Dopey Joe Biden is beyond explanation. Or has the American public degraded to the depths where there will always be some one that will sellout for the most vile of all ways to steal a paycheck.

    In a place where everything is, or was for sale, eventually everything gets sold out and always to the highest bidder.

    • Paula D February 24, 2023 at 10:07 am #

      Nice, Walter. Where everything is for sale, everything gets sold out. Very true.

    • Uncle Bob February 24, 2023 at 10:34 am #

      An awful lot of Americans — and they ARE an awful lot — still believe the lie that “the Democrats are the friend of the little guy,” despite the societal and economic destruction wrought by the New Deal, the Great Society, Obamacare, etc. Everything Biden touches turns to chunky, stinky diarrhea, yet these people believe it’s gold. “Why, Joe is my friend! He hates these rich Republicans who oppress everyone because of their greed, so I have to support him! Plus, the news is favorable — surely the media wouldn’t be as rosy as it is if Biden weren’t good and Putin and Trump and their supporters weren’t all sayanic beings!” It never occurs to these dopes that both major American political parties are corrupt, that real reform to our system is almost impossible because of all the money and power behind the effort to make things remain as they are (including destroying anyone who gets out of line), or that anchors and reporters are something like 95% Democrats and they’re all told to report everything in the approved way or start looking for a new job. For example, I know a reporter who’s a Trump supporter who sounds just like a committed WEF/Biden stooge on-air, and it’s because any variation from The Official Line will result in a pink slip. This isn’t just because the news people are Democrats, or because the media conglomerates are pro-Life, but also because multinational corporations and foreign governments (China and Saudi Arabia) have invested in American enterprises and use their money and ideology to influence, if not dictate, Americans’ opinions. It’s amazing that anyone who opposes these evil fuckers has been able to survive as long as they have. Sometimes it requires making bad deals, such as Reagan having to accept George HW Bush as his running mate in 1980 or Ron DeSantis appearing in public with fuckwad JEB! Bush. Sometimes it means an occasionally incoherent Trump being willing to have his head bashed in, day after day after day, because other Republicans are either in on the deal or too chickenshit to stand up against the bad guys and have their sins exposed. Because, you know, public hypocrisy is so much worse than private hypocrisy and candyassery. As I’ve said here many times, we are well and truly fucked, and we’re too weak-willed to even light a damn cigarette.

      • hmuller February 24, 2023 at 10:44 am #

        I think you meant to say the conglomerates are “pro-abortion”, not “pro-life”.

        • Uncle Bob February 24, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

          I didn’t mean either, though they *are* pro-death. I wrote pro-Biden and it apparently was changed to pro-Life without me noticing.

          • hmuller February 24, 2023 at 4:04 pm #

            I’ve noticed the same thing with the keyboard on my phone. It doesn’t like certain words I type. Are the AI algorithms of wokeness eventually going to limit our free speech?

      • JohnAZ February 24, 2023 at 11:32 am #

        Why is it happening?

        It is because the U S has become the bastion of the gimme society, where the gimmes are “owed” their good life and will only support the political folks who promise them the easy life.

        The MSM is the perfect example. The “mouths” of this country are 70% unnecessary, and thus much spend their time justifying their own existence, acting like the federal bureaucracy. They are all confirmed gimmes, dependent on the government for viability.

        • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

          Yes, exactly. You can’t run a Nation or Civilization on the Capitalist ethos alone. Love of money is the root of all evil as Christ said. As Prabhupad said, deserve, then desire.

          Fixed it for ya. You’re only about the beggars not the hard working scumbags who helped turn millions into beggars and low lifes.

          • hmuller February 25, 2023 at 9:48 am #

            Jarek, I’ve noticed you “fix” a lot of other people’s comments to fit your own ideology.

          • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

            Indeed. A most valuable service. People put out an incomplete idea that would be disastrous without the rest of it all the time.

            I’ll help you too.

          • hmuller February 26, 2023 at 10:24 am #

            You are an unrecognized, under appreciated treasure.

          • Hereward the Woke February 26, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

            He replies to his own comments too. That helps.

        • Uncle Bob February 24, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

          Right. It’s the cause of so many people sitting on their asses and streaming bad tv series and movies instead of finding a job. Government currently exists to wipe people’s asses for them, not a guarantor of the freedom to do something worthwhile with their lives as originally designed. But that involves effort, a modicum of planning, and a willingness to delay gratification — all things that used to be hallmarks of Americanism, but now they’re anathema to politicians and the general public. Why should I wait, if all I need is a Visa and an internet connection? The rise of just-in-time production, limited edition everything, and advertisers and merchants telling customers to get it now or else has exacerbated the problem: for example, the HO scale Athearn GP38-2 that was $26 in the mid-’90s is now $180 or more from discount dealers like MB Klein or English’s. And bear in mind that Athearn used to make their stuff in Compton, CA, but now manufactures everything in China and Vietnam. But we have a great economy, and nobody wants for anything. ?

          • Uncle Bob February 24, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

            The question mark was supposed to be an eyeroll.

          • Rain Waters February 24, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

            A job where one can contribute to a high yield 401k while blaming MIC worship on “they” ?

            Raytheon loves ya work ethic.

          • Suburban_elk February 24, 2023 at 3:11 pm #

            Yeah getting a job doesn’t mean what it used to, when people don’t believe in the future cuz the evidence all around them.

            Toilsome hard work is bearable if the results are participating in a society that is meaningful.

            When the society that such toilsome hard work helps to sustain, actively promotes your destruction, and on the daily, your degradation, toiling away at job, for anyone’s betterment, is a hard sell.

            Jobs suck now. Wages are driven down by competition from all over the world, and then on the macro, it’s Capitalism sucking the lifeblood outta a healthy society.

            nb4 not all jobs suck; BUT, not everyone can be on top; there’s only so much entrepreneurship the system will (legally) allow; aka, most people will have to work shit jobs.. and w/o the benefits of society paying them back, in the form of a living wage, and dignified conditions.

  4. rudyspeaks February 24, 2023 at 10:00 am #

    Usually I like to pick out JHK’s “best sentence”, because there’s almost always an outstanding one that sums up the column. However, today the whole 2nd paragraph was a delight! I love pithy summations and this was great. I just hope he’s right about his “sharp change in attitude, a refusal to continue acting like a reality-optional society”. Please, America, don’t blow this moment by “voting for the ‘other’ party”… there isn’t one…currently.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 10:13 am #

      The whole column was excellent, just excellent. I don’t even know where to start.

      My favorite part though was where one particular word was used:

      “disclosed by the scrupulous reporter, Seymour Hersh”

      I don’t know how to use bold or I would have emphasized “scrupulous”.

      I have been seeing a lot of commentary suggesting that Hersh was somehow taken in, or was sloppy in relying on an anonymous source.

      I understand that he would be under attack from the establishment, to discredit him, but it is surprising to me where some of this is coming from.

      That one word, scrupulous, says it all.

      • Disaffected February 24, 2023 at 10:20 am #

        The curious part of Hersh’s “bombshell” reporting is that it was allowed to be published at all. Most such reports get buried long before they see print and/or their authors meet the same fate shortly afterward. I think that’s why most of us take it with a large grain of salt and wonder about its true purpose. Dis- and mis-information being a hallmark of the three letter agencies.

        • Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 10:55 am #

          It seems like Mr. Hersh would be aware of those factors though, doesn’t it?

          • Disaffected February 24, 2023 at 11:01 am #

            All the more reason to suspect that he might be “protected” for one reason or another.

          • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

            Who knows? Maybe we have friends we don’t know about. Without such quiet resistance, Evil would have completely triumphed long ago.

            I spoke about General Milley before. He knows we can’t win in Ukraine and is quietly fighting against even as he is officially for it – as he must be or be destroyed.

          • Uncle Bob February 24, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

            Jared, Thoroughly Modern Milley is just another woke turd in the Pentagon punch bowl. That clusterfuck in Afghanistan was largely his responsibility, for example. If you like the pansyfication of the American military, he’s the guy for you.

          • Uncle Bob February 24, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

            Jarek, not Jared. Stupid f-ing autocorrect.

          • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 3:17 pm #

            Yeah, so it seems. But perhaps the fear of WW3 puts some sense even into this punk. The officials are too far gone to fear it, apparently.

    • Disaffected February 24, 2023 at 10:14 am #

      I thought this one said it all, sometimes referred to as “the Nuremburg Defense”:

      Pfizer’s lawyers have asked the judge to dismiss the case on the grounds, they said in court, that, “We did not defraud the government. We delivered the fraud that the government ordered.”

      • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

        I’m afraid we’re past that point. In one of the Holocaust trials, the Judge simple said the Truth doesn’t matter. The Law is the Law. Red Queen stuff.

        The Lawyer ended up getting charged for even talking about ideas that are forbidden to question.

      • Paula D February 24, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

        I read that sentence out loud to my husband, Dis.

        Unfriggingbelievable. Or it would be, if we didn’t live in such a corrupt and dishonest country.

        • Uncle Bob February 24, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

          You dont want to know what goes on in governments across the country. I’m sure it’s SOP now to just “take care of” any complaint, unless doing so might expose a business or political ally to public humiliation.

    • K-Chien February 24, 2023 at 10:34 am #

      “Our schoolchildren can’t read or add up a column of numbers.”

      Not artful or Booker prize winning prose but really, do we have to blame everything on Biden? Almost three generations have reproduced on a high-fructose corn syrup diet. Natural selection left the building when Elvis did. A long time ago. Stupidity is the logical consequence.

      Everyone wants everything right now. America is a nation of lottery winners who are having a temporary run of bad luck. There is no burn to earn.

      True, but the idea of ‘make America great again because things are bad misses the point that America has never been ‘great’ or reality based. Ever. People are crazy.

      “But now, something is heaving through the public sensibility, as spring marches north in America.” We see a “sharp change in attitude, a refusal to continue acting like a reality-optional society”.

      NOT, America has never suffered from sanity, nor will it soon. No change marches north with spring. This year brings America a new crop of madness. Enough madness to go around for everybody.

      Four days ago this was a headline.

      Three days. 10 mass shootings. More than 50 victims. US sees worst weekend of 2023.’

      Nothing marches north with spring but more crazy. But crazy is already here. It moved in next door a long time ago.

      • hmuller February 24, 2023 at 10:54 am #

        Assuming all you said is true, dog. Whom do you blame? The American people, the times, a whimsical universe, corn syrup?

        You never seem to lay blame at the feet of the rich and powerful.

        • Woodchuck February 24, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

          I blame a number of organizations, but the primary offender is our government controlled school systems. These systems will all fail completely at the commencement of the long emergency. The resources to support them will no longer exist during that era.

          I’ve a great great uncle who went to what was considered the best school in the city he grew up in. But that was in the day before compulsory government controlled education. His school was conducted in a private home. At age 15 he left his home and parents to go to a big northern city to seek his fortune. He had an advantage in that he’d been hanging around in machine shops since a small child doing chores sweeping the floors. He found employment, got many promotions, and ended up owning his own factory along with owning patents on various manufacturing machines. He never went to college or earned an engineering degree. He taught himself what he needed to know in his own special area, and learned all the rest of it on the job. Had he been educated as kids are today, odds are good he would have turned out to be a damaged person with mediocre skills. Schools today only cause damage.

        • K-Chien February 24, 2023 at 3:22 pm #

          It is not that. I don’t find blame productive. That is the reason.

          To be truly rich is to live without many needs. I have met three billionaires in my life, and do you know what I learned?

          They are as stupid as everybody else! It turns out they are ordinary people with a lot of money. Do they know what to do with their piles of money? No. The system makes them a prisoner even more than you and I are. In some ways they are poor.

          Seriously, I worked for one and had the hookup to meet two others.

          * Beware the Michael Jackson syndrome. Anybody can be lost in a bubble.

          • K-Chien February 24, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

            I am pretty sure I saw Bill Gates pumping gas into a powder blue Toyota a couple of months ago at the AM / PM not far from where I live. He is not one of the ones I met. Two of the three you would know the names of. The one you would not know was the richest man in Finland. A nice nerdy guy.

          • hmuller February 24, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

            Let me clarify. I don’t paint people with a tar brush simply for being rich. I’m talking about those like Soros, Zuckerberg, and Gates who use their money to do evil on earth .

            I imagine many are like Sam Bankman, stupid, naive, self indulgent zeros used by others. They are willing tools, though too limited to be the masterminds and planners.

            “I don’t find blame productive” Really? You would let every criminal just get away with whatever they did? Or do you just punish the little criminals. The ones who run governments get a license to do anything to us. Are you that morally bankrupt?

          • K-Chien February 24, 2023 at 5:42 pm #

            I said blame, not personal responsibility.

          • hmuller February 25, 2023 at 9:55 am #

            And what of those nefarious psychopaths who don’t feel “personal responsibility”? Justice demands blame and punishment for these bastards in charge.

      • JohnAZ February 24, 2023 at 11:04 am #

        “Do we have to blame everything on Biden”?

        Heck yeah! Just like Trump!

        The buck stops on the Resolute desk. That is a statement that the criminal mind of the Biden mob has forgotten. If an issue does not fit into the corruption of the Deep State, it is ignored. Ignored until public outcry is so loud it cannot be ignored any longer. Such as balloons sighted by the public and train accidents ignored and the lies generated about the purity of the water.

        It is Biden’s turn in the hot seat. His performance can only be explained by a deliberate attempt to continue Obama’s destruction of Constitutional America.

        If Biden got the same treatment from the press as Trump had, he would already have been impeached along with half his cabinet for non performance.

        In Dc, something evil lurks, and it is Don Joe. His presence is proof that the Mob has finally won over law enforcement in America. Should we be surprised at how perverted Joe Average has become?

        • Cankerpuss February 24, 2023 at 11:59 am #

          Although I see your point about the buck stopping with Biden, I would like to take it a step further and suggest that the buck stops with the American voters. We the people have permitted this to happen. We the people could stop it tomorrow if we wanted to but we don’t. We permit to happen. We continue to pay our taxes and feed the beast. We continue to allow ourselves to be divided by political parties or tribes. We continue to glom onto nightly news outlets and let other people tell us how to think.

          A righteous people would not tolerate an unrighteous government. Let’s face it. The US Government is no different than the majority of its population. The US Government spends more money than it has, so do its citizens. The US Government wants to force people to behave a certain way, after covid, so do its citizens. The US Government can’t keep its commitments to its allies and its people, its citizens don’t keep their commitments (see divorce rates and single-parent homes). The US Government has no moral compass, neither do its people (see numbers of Americans now consider themselves non-religious). The US Government is a killing machine and so are its people (see abortion).

          Joe Biden is a sorry old man being used as a puppet by something far worse but Americans by and large are exactly like the Government they’ve allowed to become.

          I suggest the buck stops with us, the people. We have a duty to dismantle a tyrannical government, yet we do nothing. We don’t even try to stop “vote by mail” and secure the voting system. I live blood red Utah, for God’s sake, and this state is all vote by mail. Nobody cares. I sent a letter to my local representative asking him to work to eliminate vote by mail and his response was, “It will never go away as long as the County Clerks like it and the people sustain it.” He then told me to have a nice day.

          • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

            Mormons still like Romney because he’s a Mormon. They’re hopeless.

          • Cankerpuss February 24, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

            Although your statement accurate in many instances, it is not entirely true in all instances. This is one Mormon who does not support or otherwise hold any respect for Mitt Romney. Romney is scum and he used his religion and his popularity here from his involvement in the 2002 Olympics to keep himself in power after he got trounced in his Presidential bid by Obama and kicked out of Massachusetts. Romney has no concern or love for this state, just to maintain his power and influence. Utah’s voters essentially gave Massachusetts a 3rd Senator. I actively campaigned and campaign against him knowing his intentions for this State.
            He’s a despicable human being.

            I also know many other Mormons who feel the same way about Pierre Delecto.

          • Anthea February 24, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

            @ Cankerpuss:

            Yes, I think that the first step to installing a corrupt, immoral government is to corrupt and degrade the people. I don’t know if that holds true in every instance in which a nation was subjected to tyranny, but it does seem to one of the most valuable tools of tyranny.

          • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

            Yes, scum. He marched with BLM. There’s no coming back from that – what to speak of all the rest.

            Glad to hear some of you all aren’t on board.

            Went to a used bookstore and picked up the classic study of the Mountain Meadows massacre. The female clerk went into a rage asking me if I though it was real. I said, yes. Must have been a Mormon. Mormons can do no wrong in the minds of many Mormons.

          • hmuller February 24, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

            Cankerpuss, though there is some truth to what you say, you ignore how elections are stolen by the globalist – deep state gang.

            Only when over 70 per cent vote with us will it become too difficult for them to get away with fudging the results.

        • Walter B February 25, 2023 at 10:27 am #

          I agree JAZ, Biden should be tried and hanged for treason and war crimes, even though he is “only following orders”, or because he IS only following orders. If he was told to send out death squads to murder all male children up to the age of 2 years old, he would quickly comply. King Herrod had nothing on Dopey Joe.

      • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 12:26 pm #

        Blame Caucasians (the Brown ones especially since they invented most of this) and Asians. Without them, there would be no numbers or letters for the “keeds” to fumble.

        • K-Chien February 24, 2023 at 3:30 pm #

          I know what you mean by “keeds” besides that I need a secret decoder ring to understand what your point is if you have one.

          • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

            What was your point and what is it now? If you can remember that (or go back and read your own post), perhaps you will understand my point.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder February 25, 2023 at 9:56 pm #

        K – Not artful or Booker prize winning prose but really, do we have to blame everything on Biden?

        Where did any of that statement refer to Biden?

        Also, it’s clear that everything will be Trump’s fault until the end of time, so I guess…yes, everything can be the fault of the “current guy” in the majority of peoples’ purview. Or the guy before, if he’s the one they hate.

        See: every presidential transition in my lifetime.

  5. Ron Anselmo February 24, 2023 at 10:04 am #

    Morning Jim – you my friend are firing on all 8 cylinders this morning! Absolutely awesome wrap up – your recaps never cease to amaze. Thanks as always. A few shots of truth with an optimism chaser – classic JHK.

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  6. toktomi February 24, 2023 at 10:09 am #

    I hang onto a hope for the species.

    Of course, in the hands of the current ruling elite, that hope is slim indeed, but I anticipate that their grip will eventually slip although that may yet be many generations into the future.

    ~toktomi~

    • hmuller February 24, 2023 at 10:59 am #

      “many generations in the future”?!

      Bite your tongue and slap your face with that one clapping hand, Toktomi. We can’t survive their agenda that long.

      • toktomi February 24, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

        @hmuller

        “We” never were destined to “survive their agenda”.

        the species… the species… the species…

        “the horror”

        ~toktomi~

  7. Paula D February 24, 2023 at 10:10 am #

    Excellent essay.

    My friend called me the other day. One of our mutual friends died from a fast-acting cancer and the funeral was Wednesday.

    She told me that another, much younger friend had also recently died and another one is dying of pancreatic cancer.

    I said “It’s those damn shots” and she said “Yes”.

    But she was always a bit of a conspiracy theorist. I don’t know if anyone else is connecting the dots.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 11:01 am #

      When I attended a the service for someone who died of a fast-acting cancer, I was noticing his wife wasn’t looking so good, which would be understandable under those circumstances.

      I only just realized recently what didn’t register with me at the time. She was recovering from a bout with shingles.

    • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

      The trouble with Conspiracy folks is that they often lose touch with the truths that everyone knows.

      Nightowl: The Globalists funded the Nazis.

      Jarek: Did they not also fund the Allies – and by magnitudes more?

      Some big companies did business with the Nazis. In contrast, we GAVE Communist Russia endless amounts of aid. It’s quite clear who the nascent Global Order wanted to win.

      • Connie VanPeebles February 24, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

        Earthquake macines!

        • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 10:53 pm #

          Oh? Who do you think funded Communism?

        • SpeedyBB February 25, 2023 at 9:32 pm #

          Hey Connie,

          A lower-case “h” fell out of that comment of yours. I found it hiding among cake crumbs, between the cushions.

          You’re welcome.

          • Ron Anselmo February 25, 2023 at 11:51 pm #

            Subbing for Q, are you?

          • SpeedyBB February 26, 2023 at 9:49 am #

            It’s a living, Ron.

    • Ron Anselmo February 26, 2023 at 11:43 pm #

      Paula – earlier on, on the CDC’s own website, there was a bullet point list of side effects of the “vaccines”. I’ve seen a screenshot, but it’s long since been scrubbed.

      Before it got scrubbed, the last bullet point was “Vaccine Disease Acceleration” – meaning that any pre-existing disease could (would) be accelerated by the “vaccines”.

      Fast-acting cancers are very common nowadays. No history of cancer in my family, but I’ve lost an uncle to a fast-acting cancer, my mother to “accelerated” Alzheimer’s, and two neighbors to fast-acting, previously unknown cancers.

      If there’s a hell – and I pray there is – hopefully these people, every one, will remain there for eternity. Dropping them with a headshot only provides momentary satisfaction.

  8. Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 10:17 am #

    We all saw the Build Back Better slogan in use. Now we see the mopping up operation, where everything that wasn’t destroyed in the last three years is being taken care of, lest we start restoring what we had.

    Very similar to Sherman’s march through Georgia.

    No wonder they wanted every trace of the Confederacy removed. They don’t want anybody learning from history.

  9. Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 10:20 am #

    Rochelle says they don’t change the guidance over time. Even if she were not corrupt to the bone, how flat-out stupid is that statement?

    It is also a lie, because we just learned they did in fact change the guidance on vinyl chloride.

    • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 11:18 am #

      Just imagine the type of person that would take Rochelle’s job and do what she does.

      Depraved, sociopathic, not too bright…

  10. MiTurn February 24, 2023 at 10:23 am #

    Jim,

    Viz the above article, give your thoughts on the ‘divorce’ between the blue and red states.

    Viable?

    You’re the champ! Keep swinging till they come for you.

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    • JohnAZ February 24, 2023 at 11:23 am #

      Yesterday, Margarie Green voiced concern about the separation of America. Kooky lady, but having the guts to express opinions nationally that we are all feeling.

      • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 11:29 am #

        She did great on the panel against the Twitter pervs with regards to allowing child porn to be rampantly available, while her own Twitter account was banned. That needed to be heard.

        • Amman February 27, 2023 at 2:26 am #

          It’s these kind o fthings which make Russian pols use words like satanic in their case against the West.

      • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

        Tucker did an inspired piece on the fall of Don Lemon. His zany, low IQ forebodings were always amusing and pleasurable. Alas for Don, ever at his prime. He wasn’t smart enough to understand the paradigm. He thought he could trash Nicki Hailey by saying she was past her prime because she was White (Northern Indian, almost in her case). But no. Liberal White women are exempt from that. Black men are not automatically above them. Women have their own scale and since Women are higher than Men, Black men might not always outrank White women – if they are liberal enough.

        This is a victory for the Democrats. White women are a very important part of their base. And after the George Floyd hysteria, it seemed like all Whites were being thrown under the bus.

        • hmuller February 24, 2023 at 4:50 pm #

          Maybe Don Lemon can salvage the situation by dressing as a woman (he’s already gay as a goose). Claim he’s being persecuted and abused for being trans, gay, low IQ, black, vegan, and a recent convert to Scientology He can even claim CNN won’t address him by his chosen pronouns. Those bastards You go, Don, up the stakes!

      • Connie VanPeebles February 24, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

        The interplay between her and Gaetz is interesting.

        Gaetz said he doesn’t agree with a “National Divorce” but instead need more politicians caring about Americans and our innumerable civilizational failures than cheating on the American public with an affair with the Ukraine that funds one of the most corrupt states on the planet. To this point Greene acquiesces.

        Pushed by a Faux News pundit, Gaetz admits that his party is filled with hawkish RINO’s backed by the only area code in the nation that supports the Ukraine war: 202

        Sometimes a divorce is not enough to help the endangered, neglected, and abused kids. Something more like patricide is in order at this level of depravity

      • WadeWaters February 24, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

        Kooky? The kooky ones are the squad, the dems, and the RINOs. In other words about 95% of Congress.

    • Cankerpuss February 24, 2023 at 11:48 am #

      Divorce between blue and red states? That’s fantasy. Will never happen. The system is now designed to crush opposition. The only answer is an utter collapse and meltdown of the current system and a literal rebooting once the dust settles. The system is too large, too corrupt, too filthy.

      Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see a national divorce in order to get rid of cesspools like California, Oregon, Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania. Won’t happen though. Leviathan will never let it happen.

      Look at Oregon. Most of the eastern counties of that state have all passed resolutions to leave the State of Oregon and join the State of Idaho. The people in these counties are serious about it. However, the legislature is controlled by the cities of Portland, Salem, and Eugene. Those Democrat slugs will never vote to approve the cessation of half their state’s land area to another state? Same goes with the Federal Government. Especially since the Republicans and the Democrats are all one and the same party.

      A collapse is the only viable option for losing the rot and decay.

      • K-Chien February 24, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

        Divorce between blue and red states has something to do with how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

      • toktomi February 24, 2023 at 8:25 pm #

        @Canker

        Is not collapse a thermodynamic certainty for any economic and financial system based on exponential growth?

        “reboot”? Pipe dream.

        PS dieoff.org has been obliterated. When did that happen? Along with the long disappeared AlasBabylon and other like discussion groups, the information field has been tilled and groomed of most of the descriptions and analyses of the thermodynamic dilemma of industrial human society.
        “Vax me up, Scottie.”

        ~toktomi~

      • Amman February 27, 2023 at 2:33 am #

        You must know that in every state there are people who hold your views so do not be quick to dismiss states/people in toto.

        You must also accept that the collapse has already happened and plan/act/do accordingly. Don’t you think?

    • mrs_saj February 24, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

      MiTurn,

      The geography of a red-blue divorce is incredibly messy. The coasts versus the middle. And Chicago has to fall.

      Never mind all those pesky constitutional questions.

      My only other thought is that people will continue to vote with their feet by moving to states that better align with their views. Some states will ‘win’ and some states will ‘lose’. But the Federal Government, which may permanently become a blue institution, will shave points to ensure certain outcomes by manipulating state aid and tax credits.

  11. Ron Anselmo February 24, 2023 at 10:27 am #

    On CDC guidance for adding Covid-19 to the vaccination schedule for school children, and the liability protection in confers:

    I’ve said before that economic cannibalism – where we are today – is one thing, but eating our own children is another thing entirely.

    Black flag every one of these evil motherfuckers! Tomorrow is not soon enough!

  12. Islander February 24, 2023 at 10:32 am #

    Re ““We did not defraud the government. We delivered the fraud that the government ordered.”

    I think this needs to be unpacked a bit more.

    According to the researcher Sasha Latykova, this is exactly correct because per SL, the whole operation was /is under the aegis of the Department of Defense. And t his is the argument that they made in some legal filing.

    Her research area is manufacturing standards and this is the path that led her to her conclusoin that the DoD was in charge of the whole covid19 rollout and the DoD had the power to authorize bypassing normal procedures.

    I have seen two of her presentations and she looks credible to me. She shows letters from the DoD to Pfizer that support her contention.

    So, OK, I am not 100% sure, but I think SL’s allegations and data bear looking into to establish whether her assertions regarding the DoD are correct. .

    Here is a recent video (posted 2 days ago):

    “COVID-19 countermeasures: Evidence for an intent to harm. Sasha Latypova”

    httpX://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaqHNsj9j-o .

    • thirdcoastlegend February 24, 2023 at 10:46 am #

      So it’s all one big op?

      I knew it!

    • Rowdypiglet February 24, 2023 at 11:29 am #

      “But now, something is heaving through the public sensibility, as spring marches north in America. It feels like a sharp change in attitude, a refusal to continue acting like a reality-optional society. It’s crackling through the air like a rumor of liberation in a hostage crisis. Can you hear it?”

      I do hear it, but I don’t think it’s being caused by any release of information, no matter how completely that information destroys the narrative and no matter how irrefutable it may be.

      I can’t be bothered to look it up right now, but I read a while back about an experiment carried out in the Soviet Union, where they knew a thing or two about indoctrination. They found that when they’d successfully indoctrinated someone by means of constant repetition of a given (false) narrative, when presented with undeniable proof that the narrative was false, they would not believe it and would continue to stick to the lie that had been implanted. They would do so no matter how clear it was that their belief was false, and would cling to it even if punished for doing so.

      I noticed this method being used when Trump came to prominence and began to be a possible threat to the establishment’s plans. The 24 hour news that so many people listen to all day (it’s turned on as background in the houses of all my relatives) never mentioned Trump’s name without attaching the word “liar” to it. If you had this turned on as background noise, you heard “Trump” and “liar” countless times through the day and night.

      I began to see the results in my relatives’ attitudes, where – every time Trump spoke – they’d say he was lying. If I inquired why they thought that, they were completely unable to give any answer, not a single fact. If I pressed and asked what information they had that indicated it was a lie, they became angry and outraged, and just repeated that it was a lie.

      Since then, we’ve seen this method successfully used to foster the belief that white supremacists are lurking everywhere, and that white men are a plague on humanity. It worked, and it continues to work, and my relatives have taken on every bit of it and are no longer capable of reasoning.

      These were people with whom I’d always been able to have a lively and friendly discussion. A few years prior, they wouldn’t have said someone was a liar without specific information to that effect – information they would have had no problem passing on to me and, if I had something to add to or refute it, they would have listened. That friendly exchange of information, based on a genuine mutual desire to discover the truth, came to an end and has not resumed; I don’t think it ever will.

      So – I believe that a change is coming. But I think it won’t come because anyone has come to their senses. It will come because the circumstances of their lives are about to change, and their thoughts and efforts will be diverted to matters of survival – food, clothing, shelter, heat. In their desperate pursuit of these things, they’ll continue to blame it all on Trump, MAGA people, white supremacists, cis men, Vladimir Putin, and to believe that Joe Biden is somehow being prevented (again, by Trump and his minions) from doing all the wonderful things for them that he clearly wants to do. But reality will come calling, and as always, it requires no permission and enters without knocking.

      • Cankerpuss February 24, 2023 at 11:41 am #

        I don’t hear it Rowdy. I listen and I look for it but I don’t hear it. I see nothing. So discouraging.

        Your post is incredible. I especially agree with your last paragraph. I can’t say it any better so I won’t even try. Most of that indoctrination comes from the boob tube people gape at for countless hours. I turned mine off a decade ago and refuse to watch anything.

        I’ve long believe one of the reasons America has stooped itself into the dregs of decadence and depravity is because the people have had it good for far too long. People no longer have to worry about food, shelter or heat. Even homeless people have it given to them if they want it. Once people have to worry about where their next meal is coming from they won’t have ample time to be worried about their piercings, tattoos, gender identity or their genitals so much. But like you said the brainwashing has been so masterfully conducted that they won’t blame the actual culprits of their newfound misery.

      • Islander February 24, 2023 at 11:47 am #

        Remeber how Obama was “prevented” from doing anything useful by whites, or Republicans, or somone—even though the Dem controlled the Executive and the Congress for the first two years of his presidency?

        Re Trump = liar

        yeah, and Putin = thug.

      • mrs_saj February 24, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

        Rowdy,

        Lovely post. I am so sorry that your family has been so fully indoctrinated. Its a lonely space, to look around the Thanksgiving table and realize you are the only one who sees through the propaganda. I am at different moments always reminded of the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers with Donald Sutherland.

        When people do eventually change their behavior, it is because they are forced to. I agree with you and Cankerpuss on this. Here’s another example. If a woke person finally goes and buys a gun and gets their concealed carry permit, it is not because they have changed their mind about shutting down the cash bail system, gun control, or criminal justice reform. It is because the awful policies put in place by woke politicians have made it so dangerous to be out on the streets that they literally HAVE TO carry a gun if they want to get home safely. They still have their same beliefs, but reality has forced their hand to behave differently.

        • Paula D February 24, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

          Interesting point, mrs saj.

        • Rowdypiglet February 24, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

          @mrs_saj, You’re right in your analogy about a woke person buying a gun but not changing their beliefs about owning one. The proof of it is in the people who flee California for Texas or Florida but attempt to turn the sanctuary they fled to into the place they escaped. They enjoy the relative safety and freedom of the new place, while trying to enact the very same policies that caused them to leave.They can’t recognize this disconnect any more than the people who lecture us from Davos can see the absurdity of their private jets.

          And yes, it’s lonely. And as bad as the loneliness is the eerie sense of being with unconvincing imitations of people I once thought I thoroughly knew. They have been in some way emptied out of themselves, and the effect is uncanny, disorienting, and disheartening. I’m sure there are others here with similar experiences.

          • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 4:15 pm #

            I have an incredibly similar experience yes.

          • mrs_saj February 24, 2023 at 5:45 pm #

            Rowdy,

            Yes. It is disorienting among other things. What was once known, was not actually known. What was once understood, was not really understood.

            You knew these people in a different time and a different set of circumstances and today it is all different, as are the people. And quite frankly, even we (the few who see through the propaganda) are also different. Everyone has been altered in some way or another by these new, dark and slippery, circumstances.

          • Ron Anselmo February 25, 2023 at 12:04 am #

            “The proof of it is in the people who flee California for Texas or Florida but attempt to turn the sanctuary they fled to into the place they escaped.” ~ Rowdy

            Rowdy – attempt is the right word. I’ll speak for Florida & probably Texas as well. “Southern hospitality” used to be something we were proud of – kind, unassuming, genteel & welcoming others with open arms.

            Speaking for North Florida, we’ve become a lot less hospitable. If migrants from Cali come here and start with their foolishness – we’ve taken to telling them, in no uncertain terms, to GTFO.

          • SpeedyBB February 25, 2023 at 9:57 pm #

            Rowdy, a popular meme on the web, showing a mass flight outward from California, goes “Welcome newcomers! Remember: you’re arriving as refugees – NOT missionaries”.

          • SpeedyBB February 25, 2023 at 9:58 pm #

            I forgot the punch line, damn: “(Signed), Texas”

          • Amman February 27, 2023 at 2:22 am #

            “…the eerie sense of being with unconvincing imitations of people I once thought I thoroughly knew.”

            Lost you there.

      • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

        Well said. Humanity is sadly flawed. Yuri Bezmenov, KGB defector, said exactly as you said. I talk about reprogramming yourself, or doing the inner work, and people don’t have the foggiest idea of what I’m talking about.

        My favorite pithy statement in this regard anent covid: They weren’t argued into believing it and so they wont’ be argued out of it.

      • Woodchuck February 24, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

        “So – I believe that a change is coming. But I think it won’t come because anyone has come to their senses. It will come because the circumstances of their lives are about to change, and their thoughts and efforts will be diverted to matters of survival – food, clothing, shelter, heat.”

        My mom thought she had it made as teenager because her family was upper middle class and living a very comfy life in Munich while wars were raging everywhere else in Europe. Things were wonderful until the Allies blew her family home to pieces and for a number of years after that, she was living in a bombed out basement just barely getting by. All of the spare time of her friends and relatives was consumed by the back breaking labor clearing rubble and engaging in tasks like hammering nails out of lumber and then hammering them straight for reuse. The lumber was also stacked up and saved for reconstruction. Living like this gave her an entirely new view of reality. After you’ve received a severe physical beating, either from circumstances or from a guy at the jail wearing a black hood and holding a whip – you will most certainly come to your senses – the hard way.

        • SpeedyBB February 25, 2023 at 10:02 pm #

          “Trümmerfrau” – what a charming term!

      • CyberPass February 28, 2023 at 11:28 am #

        All true, but anyone thinking Trump is our knight in shining armor is seriously deluded, when what is needed is an honest, sober man who would minimize foreign entanglement and tackle deficit spending- a younger sort of Ron Paul. Note how he was marginalized. Trump, you may recall promised to balance the budget- hung Jackson’s portrait the Oval Office (a man who did balance 8 budgets) then proceeded to sign off on- not once veto- 4 consecutive trillion-dollar deficits! Yes, Obama was worse, but so was Bush 43.
        Sadly, Biden is clearly being led by the nose- the sight of him in Poland being told to turn around on the red carpet and then doddering right off it was pathetic- but it also recalled poor Ronald Regan, after being shot by what he himself realized was Deep State: he refused Secret Service protection in the hospital and demanded protection by Navy servicemen!- and later fell into line, abandoning fiscal integrity. in the midst of a rambling speech he was quietly, but distinctly told to cut things short by Secretary of the Treasury Donald T. Regan.
        Biden is tired, and probably sick of the whole fifty business- and I will bet that he will not even run again. Who will they nominate?

    • K-Chien February 24, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

      DoD had the power to authorize bypassing normal procedures.

      NSS

      The last S is for Sherlock.

  13. liber8tor February 24, 2023 at 10:47 am #

    The WEFers are back with the Ukraine “Domino Theory” a la 60’s Vietnam.

    The Domino Theory worked so well, Vietnam is now our BFF for clothing manufacture and tourism.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 11:13 am #

      “First came the Czechs and then came the Poles
      And then the Norwegians with three million souls
      Then came the Dutch, the Belgians and France
      Then all of the Balkans with hardly a chance
      It’s all in the Book if only you look
      It’s there if you read the text
      They fell ev’ry one at the point of a gun
      America mustn’t be next”

      Irving Berlin

      • JohnAZ February 24, 2023 at 11:15 am #

        Seventy years later, America is the leader.

      • CyberPass February 28, 2023 at 11:41 am #

        Over there, over there, send the word, send the word over there
        That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming
        The drums tum humming everywhere
        So prepare, say a prayer, send the word send the word over there
        We’ll be over, we’re coming over
        [well, with as as much trillion-dollar hardware as we can squeeze from the sheeple, anyway…let’s leave our troops out of it this time]
        also Irving Berlin

    • JohnAZ February 24, 2023 at 11:14 am #

      The MIC is a master of the Democrat’s credo,

      Say a lie enough times and with sufficient volume, it becomes the truth.

      • cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 11:19 am #

        Just like VP Coonie Harris the other day said with a straight face that Biden has succeed in tackling inflation and lowering energy prices to consumers, which allows families greater income to purchase new appliances and take that vacation they have been dreaming about.

        What world is this loon bat living in? She probably hasn’t paid a utility bill in her life. The American Bar Association should disbar her for being a complete moron.

        • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 11:28 am #

          At the same time, some other useless drone of the left said that people should work longer hours if they can’t afford to eat.

          Remember GW shrub thinking a 3d job was a good deal and a sign of success?

          Yeah these people are deranged.

        • mrs_saj February 24, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

          I still think Harris is highly medicated. She’s been promoted to a level far above her ability (which must be scary) and she needs meds in order to appear in public and present as marginally normal.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

            I think she’s mixing in some self-medicating as well.

          • BackRowHeckler February 24, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

            That might explain the crazy, nonsensical word salad that her speeches degenerate into.

          • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 4:17 pm #

            I concur. She has a lot of “deer in the headlight” moments along with her spewage of idiot-speak.

          • hmuller February 24, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

            Word salad idiot speech is wokism’s highest standard of eloquence.

        • Woodchuck February 24, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

          Well, Biden claims to have “stopped the rise of China”. If so, then lowering inflation and energy prices is easy for a person as talented a leader as he is.

    • SpeedyBB February 25, 2023 at 10:05 pm #

      liber8tor – what I found perplexing was the deep [consumerist] adoration of the Vietnamese (especially the young ‘uns) for everything American.

      On occasion I tried to gin up some conversation about the War with students in HCM City. From their expressions and disinterest you would have thought I was talking about Admiral Zheng He’s naval expedition (~1407).

  14. Connie VanPeebles February 24, 2023 at 11:18 am #

    One only needs to investigate the background of the perpetual war-mongering “Leo-cons” and their likeminded ilk: Straussians or Council of Foreign Relations members who litter Biden’s regime administration from top to bottom.

    We all know who is responsible for the endless and illegal wars being waged in the background by a third unelected party through administration to administration regardless of R or D in color.

    Would anyone in their right mind want to live in a unipolar world with these sociopaths in charge?

    Marching to WWIII and where are the protests from the left?
    They have been hijacked and manipulated to believe that the greatest peril lies with .00001% of the population who would prefer to wear a dress or mens briefs.

    Society has been robbed of critical thinking and this is the result: malaise and apathy and total inability to recognize the true enemy.

    • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

      Very few women want to wear dresses anymore. Perhaps more men do? They Evil ones have made large numbers of both sexes want to be what they are not, namely the other sex.

      • Connie VanPeebles February 24, 2023 at 3:57 pm #

        Some men really, really want to wear other women’s dresses, even going so far as to steal them, like Biden’s former klepto Nuclear dept. chairma… chairtranny who robbed an immigrant designer of her signature dress.

        • Paddys Lament February 24, 2023 at 8:25 pm #

          Yeah, I think she’s from Tanzania. Tucker Carlson is going to interview her next week. He showed a picture of her wearing the dress he (they) stole.

          • SpeedyBB February 25, 2023 at 10:08 pm #

            Poor thing got waylaid after a court hearing by naughty, inquisitive reporters. As “they” made “their” escape, “they” got very huffy and refused, for once, to engage in discussion.

            Funny to see it flouncing away from the cameras. Looks like the jig’s up. (Is that racist?)

  15. dplainview February 24, 2023 at 11:23 am #

    Singing of the pending WHO Pandemic Preparedness and Response Treaty currently has a parade confetti amount of misdirections to remain under the radar.

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    • Amman February 26, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

      This treaty is how the WHO sets itself up as a ruler over Governments during the next pre-planned crisis.

      It is a crisis that will set up the elderly and children as the ones in peril. So that people will rush to get them vaccinated and protected… just so evil.

  16. cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 11:24 am #

    They are taking this to the next level. Cockroaches were found cooked inside a meal of chicken tenders at Slim Chickens in Pensacola, FL.

    httpsXX://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/viral-post-about-bug-in-food-leads-to-discovery-of-nearly-20-dead-roaches-at-popular-florida-chicken-joint/ar-AA17SKPm

    • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 11:26 am #

      I hope an end-result of this kind of grotesqueness is that people stop eating fast food.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 11:50 am #

        Many if not most of the chain restaurants are serving ‘fast’ food, whether the patrons know it or not.

        • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 4:18 pm #

          That’s for sure. Yuck. I’ve all but stopped going out for any meals. What I can prepare for myself is vastly superior.

          • Anthea February 25, 2023 at 8:17 pm #

            I never buy “convenience” foods, like frozen entrees, at the grocery store, unless I am sick and I am not able to cook. Every time I do pick something up in hopes of a “normal” meal, I am shocked at how disgusting they are. There are a few exceptions, but in general, I can’t believe anyone buys this stuff a second time. I think I would rather eat school glue.

          • Paula D February 25, 2023 at 8:42 pm #

            I loved school lunches when I was a kid.

            They were made by the lunch ladies and I thought they were tasty as hell.

            Of course, I can eat anything.

          • Anthea February 26, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

            @ Paula D:

            Yes, school lunches great, back in the 60s. Everything was prepared on site by the lunch ladies. If you happened to come along at the right time, you could watch them take a huge tray of homemade rolls out of the oven.

            The kids complained about the school lunches, out of pure high-school and middle-school snobbery, but I’ll bet 90% of the kids didn’t eat that well at home.

            Also, back at that time, they didn’t have free or reduced-price lunches. The kids whose parents couldn’t afford school lunches worked in the school cafeteria, or they brought a sack lunch from home.

    • K-Chien February 24, 2023 at 3:44 pm #

      Kids these days. Everybody gets board on the job, but serving roaches is nasty.

      The owner not caring is probably not the best way to get customers.

      I think Antarctica needs a few giant bugs. What do you think?

      • hmuller February 24, 2023 at 5:09 pm #

        Last night I dreamed that giant bugs emerged from the muck of E. Palestine, Ohio.

        They said they coveted no material possessions, but eating Klaus Schwab would make them very happy.

        • K-Chien February 24, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

          Does Klaus own railroads? The bugs may be going after the wrong guy.

          Schwab is not listed on the board of directors.

          Thomas D. Bell Jr
          Mitchell E. Daniels Jr.
          Marcela E. Donadio
          John C. “Jack” Huffard Jr.
          Christopher T. Jones
          Thomas C. “Colm” Kelleher
          Steven F. Leer
          Michael D. Lockhart
          Amy E. Miles
          Claude Mongeau
          Jennifer F. Scanlon
          Alan H. Shaw
          James A. Squires
          John R. Thompson

          are

          • hmuller February 25, 2023 at 10:11 am #

            I wasn’t blaming Schwab for the derailment, although who knows what goes on at Globalist planning sessions to further their agenda.

            Please tell us, dog, who do you think blew up the Nordstream pipelines? Do you think it’s crazy talk to accuse the highest echelons of government (and shadow government) with terrorism and crimes against the people of the earth? Do you think they’re on your side? Do you think they are kind and compassionate?

  17. MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 11:25 am #

    Jim, most excellent essay today – thank you!

    As someone upthread said, hard to pick out a favorite line, but like another said, that is one helluva second paragraph.

    I can’t disagree with anything put forth here. Our culture, our safety, our aspirations for the future, all pretty much gone. And not just here, the entire western world, and lots of other parts of the world as well.

    And as NickelThroweR said, too many people – the mainstream – are still in huge denial. I don’t think even one person in my family has woken up to reality even after getting sick from the jabs. “Imagine if I hadn’t gotten the vaccine! I’d be even sicker!” – that kind of delusion has to have been deeply installed. Agree it came about through the use of TDS.

    • Rowdypiglet February 24, 2023 at 11:40 am #

      @MaryQueen – “Imagine” is the operative word.

    • Rowdypiglet February 24, 2023 at 11:51 am #

      “Imagine if I hadn’t gotten the vaccine! I’d be even sicker!”

      I remind myself daily that these people are convinced they’re on the side of “the science,” a science where you imagine what the result would be if something that didn’t happen had, in fact, happened, and then you proceed based on what you imagined.

      • mrs_saj February 24, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

        Its not just that they are convinced they’re on the side of the science. They are convinced they are on the side of righteousness. And this is where the religious-like fervor comes in. They got those jabs to help the ones they love, to “stop the spread”. It is the same for masks, social distancing, and lockdowns. They not only submitted to these worthless and even harmful protocols, they helped enforce them on others. It symbolizes their piety, their virtue.

        So its not just their identity that is now wrapped up in this web of evil, its their moral superiority as well. Good luck disentangling them from THAT.

        • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 4:20 pm #

          Oh yes. The virtue piece. VERY important.

        • Not_GeorgeT February 24, 2023 at 11:42 pm #

          “They are convinced they are on the side of righteousness. And this is where the religious-like fervor comes in.”

          False gods.

        • Amman February 26, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

          In other words, they did it to themselves all for the rest of us. So Jesus sweetly of them.

      • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

        The Narrative at its Peak: You don’t wear the mask for yourself – you stupid, selfish idiot! (cuz it doesn’t work). You wear it protect other people.

        But if it doesn’t protect me, it doesn’t work. So how is it going to protect other people?

        I remember arguing with the British poster when they believe this.

        • cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 1:33 pm #

          Good rule of thumb: If you are even moderately good looking then you should not be wearing a mask. If you are ugly as fuck, then please by all means wear a mask so I don’t have to look at your nasty pug face. Thank you.

          • mrs_saj February 24, 2023 at 5:49 pm #

            There’s a study that just came out of South Korea that statistically shows the ugly cling to the mask mandates with far more fervor than the attractive.

            I have written of religious fervor and moral superiority in an earlier post. This study just makes me laugh. Not because I doubt its veracity, but because it nukes the idea of virtue into Kingdom Come.

      • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 4:20 pm #

        Indeed!

        Most of what they believe is “imagined” isn’t it?

        And delusional. Like imaginging that a man can become a woman. That a man can give birth. That men have periods.

        Insanity.

    • Amman February 27, 2023 at 2:37 am #

      “Our culture, our safety, our aspirations for the future, all pretty much gone.”

      Do you really believe that? Can you afford to believe that?

  18. elysianfield February 24, 2023 at 11:27 am #

    A note to BRH,

    The Situational Awareness, this AM reports;

    Hartford, CT

    Size: TBD

    Activity: Connecticut John Brown Gun Club organizes the Second Annual Legal Armed March with other Far left organizations.

    Location: Albany Ave and Westbourne Parkway, Hartford, CT

    BRH,
    This is in your neighborhood? Are you down with the Bro’s?

    You gonna strut?

    • BackRowHeckler February 24, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

      Albany Avenue is in the North End of Hartford, aka ‘De Hood.’

      There’s plenty of shooting down there every day, and it’s not target shooting either. The elitist white college ‘Revolutionaries’ in the John Brown Gun Club who think they are “Down with the Struggle” may not find such a warm welcome amongst the hard cases, gang bangers, hood rats & tough street cops in that benighted, squalid neighborhood.

      • Amman February 26, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

        Hartford, we hardly knew ye.

  19. messianicdruid February 24, 2023 at 11:27 am #

    Great reading this morning. I’m proud of all of you.

  20. Cankerpuss February 24, 2023 at 11:32 am #

    “It feels like a sharp change in attitude, a refusal to continue acting like a reality-optional society. It’s crackling through the air like a rumor of liberation in a hostage crisis. Can you hear it?”

    Nope, I don’t hear it and I certainly don’t see it.

    Americans still have it too good. They don’t have any money? PFFFT! They just whip out the credit or the electronic benefits card and then go home and turn on the tube and watch “the Voice” or LeBron and Steph toss a ball around. Can’t pay their credit card bills? PFFFFFT! They just declare bankruptcy and then tune into the NFL draft. What a sorry and pathetic people we have become.

    I was at the gym the other day (I lift weights to try and fight back the ravages of old age) and I watched an entourage of teenagers, about six of them. They swarmed one of the weight machines and stood around and talked as they watched one of their pals do a few reps. I was close enough to listen to their conversation. Sandwiched in between the constant use of America’s favorite word, the one that rhymes with “buck and truckin,” I managed to decipher some of what they were trying talking about. It was tough because they kept launching into fits of boisterous laughing after one of them would use America’s favorite word but I managed to glean a little of what they were saying. They were talking about shoes, the latest I-phone, something about hooking up with someone named Catrina, the recent NBA all-star break, and how they were not in their Utah History class. Lame brained publicly educated idiots all of them. These children are our future.

    Yet the American juggernaut presses forward, nothing changes, nothing happens. JHK warns us of this or that, but nothing changes.
    The Fed prints more money, inflation rages, and people continue to tune into “The Masked Singer.” I don’t know what is going to awaken this people to finally take action against their tax masters. I fear I might be dead by the time that happens and I’m only 48 years old.

    Can you imagine what would happen if 200+ million American taxpayers just decided to stop paying their taxes this year and starve the beast? Yeah, in my dreams. Government is America’s new God. Forget Jesus Christ, he’s old news.

    God bless us, if we are actually worthy of his blessings.

    -CP

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    • cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 11:48 am #

      They should have Putin as the masked singer. Can you imagine how the brains would explode of the viewing panel? They near blew a gasket when Rudy was revealed that one time. Imagine if it was Putin! That would be classic, but I think Putin has more important fish to fry (no Lenten pun intended).

      • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 4:24 pm #

        The PERFECT song for Putin:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCNrK-n68CM&ab_channel=Zebralisha

        Trollllllolololol.

        • Woodchuck February 25, 2023 at 9:02 pm #

          What an awful load of schmaltz! Putin is way too cool to sing crap like that. Where have you been all this time? Load you tube and paste “Putin singing – Blueberry Hill / with piano solo” in the search box. You’ll see and hear Pres Putin in 2012 playing piano and singing an old American hit pop song “Blueberry Hill”.

    • mrs_saj February 24, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

      We are ****ed. Another of America’s favorite words.

    • D from OR February 25, 2023 at 10:14 am #

      Sounds like typical teenagers you saw at the gym. Apparently you haven’t been around too many lately because their normal behavior seemed foreign to you.

      Mine mumbles a lot and I often can’t follow the conversation he has with his friends. I’m not supposed to.

      I guess we’re to supposed to believe you and your friends were very different when you were a teen, You only discussed serious topics — never things like sports or popular cultural figures. And cursing? Never.

      • Anthea February 25, 2023 at 11:51 pm #

        @ D from OR:

        We were, quite literally, not allowed to curse when I was a teenager. I don’t know what would have happened if someone did use a swear word in school, because it never happened. Back then, our teachers blew a gasket if someone said “ain’t.” It was the same in college.

        Teenagers and young adults didn’t start cursing and throwing around the F-bomb until the late sixties and early 70s–at which point I contributed my share, though not in the workplace.

  21. Q. Shtik February 24, 2023 at 11:34 am #

    None of the NATO countries with a stake in the North Streams have made a peep so far about the shocking disclosure. Which made lead a casual observer to ask whether Western Civ has gone plumb insane. – JHK

    ===========

    Nord

    may

    • BackRowHeckler February 24, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

      I find it interesting that in numerous press conferences not one reporter has asked NATO Sec. Stoltenberg (who is Norwegian) or German PM Olaf Schultz about Seymour Hersh’s story on the destruction of Nordstream. You’d think as reporters they’d be at least curious about it. But that doesn’t appear to be the case. They have no questions.

      • Paddys Lament February 24, 2023 at 8:13 pm #

        They have a case of “selective amnesia.”

  22. Islander February 24, 2023 at 11:40 am #

    The World, and the USA, is going to see a lot more trouble.

    Must-read:

    httpX://www.unz.com/mwhitney/the-plan-to-wreck-america/

    One little editing problem in the piece is that it is not clear where the quote by Soros (in the first MacGregor excerpt) ends.

    It is so tempting to imagine separating the “red” from the “blue” states.

    But I think I agree with Matthew Erhret and others that breaking up the USA is the wet dream of the globalists, many of them headquartered in theUK/City of London.

    Soros, Gates, and Schwab need to be retired.

    • Cankerpuss February 24, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

      America is history. The insurmountable debt alone is going to crush us. We are broke. The money is gone. There is no money. Nothing. Sell all of America’s land, assets, property and technology and there still isn’t enough to pay off the debts amassed. And that is only the debt? Forget about America’s social rot and moral decay.

      This country is beyond saving in its current state. Cannot and will not happen. What will happen is something better could, potentially, rise from the rubble of what was once a great and prosperous America. Possible after the second coming of a one Jesus Christ?

      I hope I live to see that time.

      Hopeful thinking, I know, but faith is all I got left.

      • Woodchuck February 24, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

        About the second coming of Christ. Nobody knows the day or the hour. And the Western world may have to make do instead with the world’s largest country being unified, prosperous, and worst of all – having a state supported Russian Orthodox Church. Russia may emerge as the place everyone wants to live in, as the former West crumbles into demonic and chaotic hellholes that everyone wishes to escape.

      • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

        Russia and China are now united against Oceania. Don’t lay this at the feet of Biden, or even Obama. It’s the madness of the Neo-Cons and the Neo-Liberals who have joined them. The whole American Elite and the Globalists behind them.

        The world’s largest economy, navy, and army have joined with the world’s largest resource base and nuclear arsenal. They are no a little stronger than us, they are much stronger.

  23. Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 11:41 am #

    The New York Times has finally admitted that the masks don’t work.

    Unfortunately it’s like parents telling their kids there is no Santa Claus, some kids will still believe after their own mother and father have come clean about the deception.

    This is why I get so fed up with the people who just have to bring up, in every mention of race, that negroes have a lower average IQ than whites.

    It would be my guess that NYT readers have a collective higher IQ than some other groups, but if I high IQ can’t keep you from being stupid what good does it do?

    On the topic of the people who can’t let go of the mask, eugyppius has this to say:

    “The prior, default position of these men – and, judging from the comments, easily 75% of everyone else who reads the Times – is that masks work, and any uncertainty in the studies is simply a failure to establish what they’re already certain of, namely that masks work. Twisted very far, uncertainty can even become a confirmation that masks are actually working, because at least it’s not evidence that they’re not working!

    This is fairly crazy when you think about it. Not only do we lack studies showing that masks don’t work; we also have no studies showing that rain dances don’t work, and that sacrificing young goats to Hermes doesn’t work, and that hieromancy doesn’t work. In fact there’s no limit to the insane stuff you’ll end up doing if you assume everything works in the absence of proof that it doesn’t.”

    New York Times readers confront the manifest failure of masks to do anything, cope and seethe

    What remains of Team Mask is a bunch of deeply irrational people, and there is no reasoning with them.

    https://www.eugyppius.com/p/new-york-times-readers-confront-the

    BTW for those who continue to argue that the failure lies with the people not wearing the magic rag right- No. It doesn’t. It has been tested, and enforced, by the military, and the mask did not work because it can’t and never could and we already knew that, it was such a demonstrable FACT that it was printed on the packaging and sometimes even on the mask.

    Anyone see anybody wearing the face diaper at the chemical spill site?

    No you don’t. Not even widdle Petey the poster boy for diversity hires, for some reason dressed as a pretend white guy construction worker.

    • Disaffected February 24, 2023 at 11:45 am #

      Belief is like a hearty weed. Once it takes root and begins to propagate, it’s very hard to eradicate. That’s why I’ve always maintained that these masks will be with us for a VERY long time, if not forever. They knew what they were doing when they branded it “the new normal.”

    • Cankerpuss February 24, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

      Was at Walmart yesterday and still saw 10 or more women wearing masks. No men in the masked numbers, just women. What is with you ladies anyway? Seems the fairer sex has lost her mind. Not all, but most of them.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

        The overactive drive to not do harm to others is more often found in women.

        • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

          Yes – even when doing harm is called for in order to protect society. And then there is the virulent hatred of men and wishing them nothing but harm.

          • Rowdypiglet February 25, 2023 at 10:26 am #

            “Yes – even when doing harm is called for in order to protect society. And then there is the virulent hatred of men and wishing them nothing but harm.”

            @Jarek, I think there’s a lot to unpack and I don’t have the ability to take on the task. But it seems to me that at some point in the last century or so, men and women began to belittle each other. I don’t claim to know who began it, but I noticed both the “little woman” attitude that insulted and infantilized capable adult women, and also the commercials that mocked men as little boys who had to be protected by wise women from realizing how incapable they were.

            I don’t know that anything would be gained by knowing just where and how it began, but it has been corrosive. Men have, in the past, gone out into the world, supported and protected their households. Women have made a home (not easy before modern conveniences) and raised children. Both of those life paths required strong characters and a toolbox of skills. They didn’t always do a perfect job, but considered as a whole, they made a remarkable world for us. They deserve our respect. I don’t know why or how a wedge was made between us, but if we don’t figure out how to stop it, we won’t survive or deserve to.

          • hmuller February 25, 2023 at 10:36 am #

            It all started with that subversive Calypso song, “some say da woman is smarter”.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 25, 2023 at 11:51 am #

            @hmuller

            LOL

          • SpeedyBB February 25, 2023 at 10:41 pm #

            hmuller, as for calypso I rather prefer this one:

            hxxps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei86lbXUFiM

        • hmuller February 25, 2023 at 10:31 am #

          By the way, Beryl. Pete was dressed as a construction worker because he had just come from his Glee Club rehearsal for “A Tribute to the Village People”. (He actually wanted to be the sailor, but they gave that role to some guy in a wheelchair).

          Who said Pete doesn’t work hard enough? He’s putting in 3 to 4 hour days trying to make the roads less racist and the highways less homophobic. Who has time for a toxic spill?

      • cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

        I still see the occasional person driving around in a car, all by themself, wearing a mask. I kid you not. These idiots live, breathe, and breed among us.

      • mrs_saj February 24, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

        Canker,

        Thank you for including the “most” part. I don’t recognize most women anymore and I am one, in the traditional XY sense.

        The masks don’t work.
        The 6′ social distancing doesn’t work.
        The lock downs don’t work.
        The “vaccines”, don’t work and can kill you.
        Ventilators don’t work and will blow out your lungs.
        Remdesivir not only doesn’t work, it will kill you.

        Natural immunity works.
        Washing your hands is very beneficial.
        Maintaining a proper weight is beneficial.
        A healthy diet is beneficial.
        Regular exercise and fresh air are beneficial.
        Amping up your vitamin C, D3, zinc, magnesium with calcium, and quercetin intake is extremely beneficial.
        Ivermectin works.

        I’m sure this is incomplete, but these are things I’ve picked up over the “plandemic”, although I did stay 6 feet away from people. I already wasn’t wearing a mask and if you get too close, they’ll scream at you.

        • mrs_saj February 24, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

          Brain cramp! I meant “in the traditional XX sense”.

        • Cankerpuss February 24, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

          Some women are damned smart. I’m married to one of them. But many of the crazies out there seem to be of the feminine persuasion. I say “seem” because in today’s world, who knows.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 3:44 pm #

            Women who suffer the anxiety that comes from living in an insane world are more susceptible to being driven crazy.

            Guys act out in other ways.

          • cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 4:07 pm #

            If all women were given hysterectomies, then would we be living in a less insane world?

          • messianicdruid February 25, 2023 at 6:31 am #

            You have obviously never lived with a barren woman [ that wanted a child ].

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 25, 2023 at 7:21 am #

            “Guys act out in other ways.” ~ Beryl of Oyl

            We do back-flips suddenly and out of nowhere like those fish trying to swim properly in zero gravity that you see in experiments on the space-station…

            …or write stupid/silly comments like this one.

      • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 4:28 pm #

        I don’t see many here, but it is about 50/50 men and women.

    • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

      Classic feminine thinking; the confusion of potential with actuality; that since many if not most won’t reach their potential, therefore potential doesn’t matter.

      Oaks that grow too near the ocean and in sandy soil, may not grow much taller than scrub pines. But in the proper conditions, they will grow much taller. And the scrub pine will remain the scrub pine no matter what. It’s supposed to live there!

      Whites created Western Civilization because of that high IQ, Berry Silly. That’s why it matters. The Blacks don’t have that potential. And how much more easily are they sometimes taken in by lies – and with what dire consequences. Not always I admit, they sometimes have streets smarts when it comes to official media.

      But do I smell progress? Is she actually admitting I’m right about their IQ – of course only to say it doesn’t matter. But progress is progress.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 3:47 pm #

        I’m admitting if a high IQ doesn’t keep you from being stupid, it isn’t all it is cracked up to be.

        Maybe we need a new, more accurate way of measuring intelligence, because we are obviously doing it wrong.

        • cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 4:06 pm #

          It does not matter, if you are Black, Brown, Red, etc. then you are God’s gift to the world. If you are a White cis male, then you deserve nothing less than death.

        • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 4:29 pm #

          When you’re a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

          A-Jerk once again misses the entire point.

          Hilarious.

          • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 11:00 pm #

            No, dummy, I used it to go to another point.

            Your stupidity is sad.

        • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

          The test for commonsense is commonsense; to act sensibly, it being the lower octave of wisdom. For creativity, to create something.

          If you succeed, you have it, I guess. So let people fail at low levels before you allow untested people access to nuclear levers and buttons.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 25, 2023 at 7:47 am #

        Taking One For The Team: Jarek’s Paradoxically-Inclusive Hermit Tribe Of One

        • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

          Nothing is lower than a male feminist or always takes the woman’s side. Such a sad being is simple a cosmic abortion, one who reject himself to get in good with the other.

          Hint; They secretly loathe such damaged “goods”. You are too grateful to notice…..

  24. BackRowHeckler February 24, 2023 at 11:52 am #

    Regarding Ukraine, I have been listening to broadcasts from western media for the past few days (weather here is atrocious, just looking for something to do.) Here’s what I’ve learned from expert guests on CNN, BBC, DW, the Telegraph, Atlantic Monthly, and Fox News:

    Putin’s back is to the wall. He has no way out.

    Russia is desperate for manpower and is scouring its prisons for soldiers.

    Russia has 200,000 kia at Bakhmut alone.

    VPutin is a tyrant, a war criminal, a dictator who foams at the mouth.

    There is no logical way that Russia can win this war.

    Putin has cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, and is mentally ill.

    The Russian army is antiquated, incompetent and on the verge of mutiny.

    Ukraine strength is growing by the day; more ordnance from the west will be a game changer.

    F-15s, F-16s & F-18s should be provided to Zelensky, in fact, he should be given everything he asks for.

    We shouldn’t take Putin’s nuclear capabilities seriously. Russian nuclear weapons have not been maintained and (probably) don’t work.

    Ukraine should not enter into any peace negotiations until the Russian Army has been dislodged from Crimea & Donbas, % Putin agrees to stand trial for war crimes in the Hague.

    • AmericanObserver February 24, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

      You have a better chance of waking up to find an arm growing out of your ass than you do of all of the above being factual.

      • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 4:30 pm #

        This made me LOL.

        And it’s funny ‘cuz it’s true.

    • mrs_saj February 24, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

      The louder the media howls the closer you know we are to Ukraine’s surrender. I would say defeat, but I think Ukraine has already been defeated.

      • cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

        The Ukraine is poised to become the next Czechoslovakia. Break the Ukraine into many smaller nation states. This should take care of them and their wicked ways. Without free and clear access to the Black Sea, it is already rendered rump nation status. VZ can thereafter continue to march through the streets in his underpants and plink the ivory keys with his schlong.

      • workingclasshero February 24, 2023 at 10:03 pm #

        I’m not a neo-liberal anti-Putin fanatic or anti- Dugin for that matter, but the U.S./NATO will not let Russia get what it wants or let Ukraine fail..

        • Paula D February 26, 2023 at 11:35 am #

          How are they going to stop it?

    • K-Chien February 24, 2023 at 3:51 pm #

      It is all disgusting. No matter who you watch you wind us seeing a bias spinning the news the way their sides wants to spin it. Then I feel my time is being wasted. That is where the disgust comes in. Having a pacifist heart may also have something to do with it.

      • Disaffected February 24, 2023 at 7:18 pm #

        It’s easy. Just read all news as if living in “bizarro world.” Everything’s just the opposite.

        • Disaffected February 24, 2023 at 7:18 pm #

          Then have a good laugh at the stupidity of it all.

          • messianicdruid February 26, 2023 at 6:34 am #

            Is laughing at stupidity kinda like whistling as you pass a graveyard?

    • SpeedyBB February 25, 2023 at 10:48 pm #

      BRH, thank God for the Memory [a-] Hole. Once it’s all over it will be smoothly waxed over and off to the next crusade for democracy.

      It was amusing indeed. Look at the recent video of Putin’s speech and see how calm, easy, ironic and in-control the fellow looks.

      What you wrote is akin to the WW II ginned-up rumors:

      “Hitler has one ball.”

      “Hitler was foaming at the mouth and biting the carpet.”

      “Hitler has lost his mind, because of his VD.”

      “Hitler’s a homo.”

      etc.

  25. MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 11:52 am #

    Glancing at the ‘news’ of the day from various outlets online via MSN, I am seeing a repetition now of “hate crime” stuff.

    Once people accept hate crime laws, it’s really all over.

    I bet Green Alba can attest, having them first passed in Scotland.

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    • BackRowHeckler February 24, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

      Funny you mention that, MQ.

      Just yesterday the UN announced an international campaign to regulate “Untruthful & Harmful Speech” on the internet, using local, state & national Hate Crime laws to facilitate the censorship.

      • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 4:33 pm #

        There you go. And like clockwork, there was a convenient story of a white woman hitting a hispanic 14 year old girl with her car, and then confessing to the police that she did it because “they are stealing our jobs and taking our neighborhood.” Said woman sounded VERY mentally/developmentally disabled.

        I suspected psyops immediately. It was ridiculous and unbelievable to watch.

        So because she admitted she tried to mow down the 14 year old because she’s a latina, the woman is charged with a hate crime, which has way more gravity than if she’d just admitted she mowed her down because she was in a bad mood.

    • cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

      Couldn’t it be flipped around, calling it a hate crime if you accuse a straight white male of being homophobic? How can you do that if you have no justification or way to prove the fact?

      • Paddys Lament February 24, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

        Sound point you make, but ‘hate crime’ laws aren’t based on the principle of logic.

      • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

        No, the hate laws only work in the favor of minorities (which aren’t really aren’t “oppressed populations” any more since they have special privileges and more rights than everyone else).

    • Paula D February 24, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

      You see what they did here?

      “Hate crime” laws were passed to give extra time to people who committed a crime which was already on the books, if they were said to have been motivated to do the crime because of bad thoughts.

      In other words, Thought Crimes. Take an assault that already has a penalty, and add more prison time for what the person was thinking when they committed the crime. Truly abhorrent laws.

      And now they are sliding that right into laws controlling speech.
      The US has no hate speech laws. We can say whatever we want, according to the First Amendment and Supreme Court decisions (from the 70s).

      But the laws don’t matter if they can convince the population of absurdities.

      The Woke Totalitarians point to European hate speech laws as an example of what they want. See? When people go to jail for supporting Nazis they will not support Nazis?
      Oops! In the last year that has been proven absolutely false.
      But reality doesn’t matter.
      They are an Empire now and they create their own reality. And as the opening quote from JHK’s essay says, they have even managed to bamboozle themselves.

      • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

        Nailed it. Exactly what I wanted to say but you said it so much better.

    • Paula D February 24, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

      This will not be classified as a ”hate crime”, if the student even gets prosecuted.

      Note that the women come running out to help, while the security officer saunters up and puts down his coffee before bothering to get involved.

      /twitter.com/MikeASperrazza/status/1629132201043304449?cxt=HHwWgoCx9d7G65stAAAA

      A commenter on the post says that the teenager complained that he was being manhandled while being arrested.

      No doubt there will be marches in his name protesting his arrest.

      • Paula D February 24, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

        Plus, the security officer allows two women to try to restrain the man while he moves the victim, only turning to help them when the teenager keeps attacking the victim anyway.

      • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 4:36 pm #

        The student is guilty of assault. And should go to prison.

        Of course, that isn’t what will happen.

    • Connie VanPeebles February 24, 2023 at 2:50 pm #

      It is not hate crime. It is criticism crime.
      The ADL has been doing that for years to great effect.

      Any talk of the coincidences, ulterior motives, and hidden (but obvious) agendas earns you an “antisemite” charge.

      Dan Cohen, who is also Jewish, briefly explains this tactic to Russel Brand in a video discussion from a few days back.

  26. Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 11:53 am #

    We have had some good Americans giving Hungary plenty of warning about what our government is up to.

    I never thought I’d see the day.

    • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

      Germans have been swarming in for years, no doubt filling their ears with the horror of the collapsing Germany.

      Meanwhile next door, Poland has begun to die. Feminism. Women won’t have children because of career. They wait too long and then can’t find a partner who makes more than them and who makes them laugh too! Of course then they probably claim they never wanted kids anyway….

  27. malthuss February 24, 2023 at 11:53 am #

    the recent disasters are sabotage guerilla warfare committed by mercenaries.
    No doubt they are under the cover of illegal alien migration.

    No one could risk a war on a huge land mass with millions of armed citizens.
    So they have to do it covertly, cripple infrastructure (food, commerce, travel etc) in order to collapse the government systems.

    The jewel of their strategy is to create a Holodomor in the US.
    All ranchers need to know they under attack in a silent war and they must protect their animals.

    • Cankerpuss February 24, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

      “An Enemy from Within Hath Done This.” -ET Benson

      I grow a substantial garden. However, due to the State in which I reside, I am dependent upon a Government entity to provide the water. No matter how much I try to prepare, I am still subservient to the tax masters who happened to win a popularity contest (election).

      There is no easy way out of this.

  28. Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

    The Market Ticker guy has a technical breakdown of what went wrong in Ohio.

    Exhibit ‘A’ On Stupidity

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=248176

    This sentence:

    “You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know this — you simply need to be competent to operate dangerous machinery with known margins which you must not exceed for said machinery to remain safe and know that there is a progressive failure showing up in the data.”

    How does someone who does not know very much about what he is doing, even take on such a task? What goes through his head?

    What goes through the head of someone like our transportation secretary, who although not directly responsible for what a private company did, obviously never bothered to even study up a little on what his government agency is responsible for?

    • BackRowHeckler February 24, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

      Well, a few things his agency is responsible for is fighting racism/white supremacy, combating climate change, and chest pump training. Anything other than that is outside the purview of the Sec. of Transportation Pete Buttgieg.

      • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

        Women love him! They love Homos more than straight men!

        Diseased minds.

        • Rowdypiglet February 24, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

          Jarek, I know quote a few women who think he’s great. Personally, I find him repulsive.

          My theory, subject to revision, is that they miss something that used to be found in activities that were confined to women only, and which has a corollary in activities that were once for men only – both of which no longer really exist. They’re looking for a man they can bond with in the way in which they used to bond with other women at something like a baby shower or a sewing circle, which specifically excluded men.

          So they’re attracted to men who aren’t in any way manly, who superficially appear to be men but have womanly traits. Do men also miss those male bonding hunting trips where they could indulge a part of themselves that related only to other men? I don’t know, and this is just a nascent idea.

          • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

            Bingo. But wait, women really don’t have that opportunity any more? I thought that such loneliness was mostly confined to men.

            My theory: Why do women love to dress little boys as girls in the first few years? A traditional thing. Because they love the feminine and love to see it take over the masculine. Thankfully, they weren’t allowed to do it past the early years – back then. But now!

            Advertisers in the early 20th century noticed women loved ads that made fools of men. So they went with it. And that feminine animus against men was later weaponized in Academia.

          • Islander February 24, 2023 at 6:00 pm #

            Jarek, we went over this some threads back. Your spleen against females really knows no bounds.

            There were very practical reasons for dressing male toddlers “as girls”—that is, not in pants

            The male toddlers were too young to manage flies and mothers obviously needed to get easy access to their diapers and their bums. They were switched to trowsers when they were old enough to undo them in order to piss and shit.

          • messianicdruid February 24, 2023 at 8:38 pm #

            I sometimes wonder if any of Jarek’s theories are subject to revision.

          • Jarek February 24, 2023 at 11:02 pm #

            And that’s why they grew their hair long too?

          • Anthea February 25, 2023 at 9:02 am #

            @ Rowdypiglet:

            Meh. I know men who love Nancy Pelosi–though I was astonished to hear this. The reason, as my friend put it, was, “She’s got MY back.”

            People support particular political figures for one reason only: They believe that person supports their interests, and those interests are mostly financial–their government jobs and their government pensions. (Leftists are, almost to a man, government employees/retirees or government dependents of some kind.)

          • Anthea February 25, 2023 at 9:44 am #

            @ Rowdypiglet:

            I can’t imagine why anyone would have a problem engaging in women-only or men-only activities. I often plan meet-ups with old friends for some planned activity, followed by lunch. Most recently, one of my old friends told me she was grew up in Lake City. I told her that I always thought it was an imaginary place. So she decided to show me where it is. It is actually an unincorporated township of about eight houses, near the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. She used to go out in a nearby field to watch tracer bullets at night. We also drove around the town where I grew up, and then had lunch at a noted Italian restaurant in the area.

            There are many women-only groups I could join. They are not restricted to women, of course. Some are all-female for sometimes unknown reasons: the book club, the writers’ club, a sewing circle, and the altar society. (The men join the Knights of Columbus, in the latter case.)

            There are probably several men-only groups. There are several shooting ranges, and I’ve heard that some people want to organize a militia. Guys help each other work on cars, put up fences, and butcher animals. And I see no reason why they couldn’t get together for lunch or dinner after the livestock auction or the VFW meeting or something. They could also go hunting or fishing.

          • Anthea February 25, 2023 at 10:12 am #

            @ Rowdypiglet:

            Women tend to like gay men at a personal level–though, speaking for myself, anyway–not at a political level. Gay men are generally fun, funny, witty, and are interested in many of the same things that interest women. It’s pleasant to attend Saturday luncheons where you drink from Waterford crystal and listen to Clark’s Trumpet Voluntary (and other selections). It’s fun to go out dancing with someone who likes to dance.

            And, generally speaking, gay men like women. Women, as with anyone else, like to be liked–and entertained.

            Jarek’s trouble is that he dislikes everyone, men and women both–though women most of all, because he cannot interest them and so devotes his lonely hours to thinking up what must be wrong with them that they shun him. Since most here can attest that he is rather of an unpleasant person, so that’s probably the reason.

            It would be interesting to look at his astrology chart. This mentality is almost a classic case of Venus-square-Saturn in the natal chart, which often manifests as, “Nobody likes me. Everybody hates me. I am going to get even with them and despise them preemptively.”

            There are actually many wonderful Venus-square-Saturn people, if they are of an evolved type. The aspect can give a lot of depth to the emotional nature, making them excellent counselors–people who understand others’ troubles intuitively. They are usually people who are “called” to do a lot for others and often make great sacrifices for others–which is returned by a proportionate love and respect.

          • hmuller February 25, 2023 at 10:49 am #

            I suppose the question is at what age did Jarek’s mother quit dressing him as a girl. And did this cause him stress and confusion in the fifth grade?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 25, 2023 at 11:55 am #

            LOL, You’re on a roll.

          • Paddys Lament February 25, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

            He’s in the zone!

          • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

            In other words, the gay man is like a woman. Woman like them better as I said – because they love themselves so much. Natural to a degree of course. But utter narcissism at your level.

          • Paula D February 25, 2023 at 7:19 pm #

            Who dresses their sons like girls? No one I’ve ever seen. Except for the transhausenians, who are not normal mothers.

            Back in the 19th century boys wore dresses for the first couple of years, but not in the 20th century.

            And I doubt that it was considered dressing boys in ”girl’s” clothes back then. If all the boys were dressed like that, that would be boy’s clothes.

            That’s how it works. No one calls kilts ”girl’s clothes” for instance.

    • stelmosfire February 24, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

      Beryl, I’ve been to literally hundreds of wrecks. Cars, trucks, and even trains. Two things cause “accidents”. Mechanical failure and/or operator error. It’s usually the latter. Some may say this derailment was the result of both and perhaps it is. There was a mechanical failure obviously as the bearings failed on one of the axles. I’ve never driven a train, although I’ve always wanted to. Me and Choo-choo Joe have that in common! I doubt if the Market ticker guy has either. Perhaps using dynamic braking is standard procedure to deal with an over heated bearing as application of the axle brakes on the cars would put even more stress on said overheated bearing. It seems the brake air lines burned which automatically applys the axle brakes and the cars derailed. I wasn’t there so what do I know. I know there are all sorts of experts spewing their opinions when they really don’t know what exactly happened. I have yet to see the guy who was driving the train speak. I don’t listen to any of them just like I don’t listen to any of the asshole talking head generals about the SMO in Ukraine. Opinions are like assholes as they say.

      • Islander February 24, 2023 at 5:40 pm #

        I just a headline in the Boston Globe as I was exiting the supermarket:

        httpX://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/02/24/nation/crew-tried-stop-ohio-train-after-alert-overheating-wheel-bearing-ntsb-says/

        • Islander February 24, 2023 at 5:41 pm #

          You can read the first two grafs for free (I am unable to copy and paste them).

  29. D from OR February 24, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

    “So now, millions of schoolchildren in this land will be subject to compulsory harmful mRNA shots”

    Not if there parent’s have half a brain cell and pull them out of the schools. All the parents of preschoolers I know plan to homeschool.

    Along those same lines if *they* think there is appetite for war or a draft then *they* are as stupid as *they* seem. Dangling the “nuclear threat” is the last bit of magic they have but that too is a fake.

    And yeah, I see your eyes roll when reading that sentence but since I’ve been lied to about EVERYTHING then I get question this and so should you.

    If it was real then why have these scary things never been used? Why no rogue nukes? Mini nukes? All bad guys in agreement that this is just to far of a line to cross? Fairy Tales.

    And please, save the “I’d-hate-for-you-to-find-out-the-hard-way” because it’s just an excuse to not have to think further than the fear implanted in you.

    It’s the same fake as the fucking Moon Landing. The lie worked for awhile but now the movie set is showing. Boomers need to let it go.

    Everygoddamthing needs to be questioned. Clowns to the left of me and Jokers to the right.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

      California’s governor was asked whether his own twelve year old daughter got the shot he was requiring for every other twelve year old as a condition for receiving their entitlement to a free public education.

      He lied and said there was a series of shots she had to get first.

      The CDC site said there were no other shots necessary before getting the vaxx.

      Nobody ever followed up on his lie.

      • Rowdypiglet February 24, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

        @Beryl of Oyl, I don’t think it would have mattered a bit if his lie had been exposed. The exposure would not have convinced anyone who didn’t already know the truth.

        There has been a process at work since the beginning of Covid, whereby people have been unknowingly sorted into groups that reflect their level of discernment and ability to think. This process is now complete, and no one will any longer move from one group to another.

        The groups, as I see it, consist of (a) those who were initially suspicious, did the research, and refused the jab, (b) those who were suspicious but were talked into it or forced into it, have since found their suspicions justified, and are now part of group (a) and (c) those who are true believers and who cannot be moved from their belief by any means, because it has acquired the accoutrements of a religion.

        • SteveK9 February 25, 2023 at 10:10 am #

          Group A here. Although I had the advantage of being a retired Scientist who spent the last 20 years in Medicine. I smelled a rat instantly, partly because, among other things, I had designed preclinical trials and written mountains of regulatory documents. They broke every rule in the book. I went to an anti-mask rally in April of 2020. Later, I did the research on the mechanisms of these treatments, which confirmed for me that they were dangerous. I also researched immune-boosting supplements, and obtained supplies of HCQ and Ivermectin (mainly for my wife … just in case). We are 70, have only been sick once and that lasted a week or so, with mild symptoms. No vaccine.

        • mrs_saj February 25, 2023 at 4:43 pm #

          Nicely codified groups, Rowdy.

    • thirdcoastlegend February 24, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

      If the regime really does reinstate the draft, run out and stock up on popcorn because a new US draft will be the most epic comedy goldmine of all time.

      • cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 4:03 pm #

        You are 100% right, it would be worth the entertainment more than anything else.

        The draft, would likely be composed of obese, androgynous infants that don’t know the first thing about following orders or setting goals to achieve an objective.

        As long as they provide the option to find a suitable replacement for exchange of payment like they did during the Civil War, that would be a good way to save those that are actually worth saving.

  30. Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

    Once I worked in an office with a young woman who was having a problem with a neighbor. The woman was suffering from advanced dementia, and still living alone in her own home.

    During the day her family members would stop in to help her with things, but they left at night when the woman would be going to bed.

    The woman would often become afraid, having no idea where she was, and show up at my co-worker’s door, looking for help.

    From the pictures I’ve seen of Biden in Ukraine, he looks as if he has no idea where he is or who the people are that he is with. He looks afraid, in some of them.

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    • Paula D February 24, 2023 at 3:17 pm #

      With sub-titles…

      ://twitter.com/MyLordBebo/status/1628081831638708226

      • Beryl of Oyl February 24, 2023 at 3:57 pm #

        “Walk on the red thing”. I love it.

  31. rfossey February 24, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

    JHK is certainly right that Americans no nothing about Ukraine’s history and its relationship with Russia over centuries.

    I recommend Red Famine by Anne Applebaum about Stalin’s starvation Policy for Ukraine, which the Ukrainians call the Holodamar.

    The Russians don’t look good in Applebaum’s book, but it shows the long Russian influence in the region, especially the Donbas.

    I also recommend reading 900 Days by Harrison Salsbury about the seige of Leningrad that lasted almost three years. A million Russians starved to death but the Nazis never broke the seige. Read Salisbury’s book if you have any doubt about the Russian capacity to suffer and persevere. Shipping sophisticated American weapons to Ukraine won’t shorten the war; it will just make it longer.

    • BackRowHeckler February 24, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

      Longer, and cause a lot more casualties.

    • mrs_saj February 24, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

      Thanks for the book recommendations! I bought a “book” I thought about the Holodomor and it was more like a pamphlet. So I’ve been looking for something else that would be more informing and engaging. I’ll check out Red Famine.

      I read “Leningrad” by Anna Reid and it was very good. I highly recommend that one to anyone who is interested.

      • BackRowHeckler February 24, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

        One of the best books about the famine in Ukraine 1931-1933

        ‘Harvest of Sorrow’, by Robert Conquest

        Mr. Conquest passed on a few years ago, but I believe this book, plus the companion book ‘The Great Terror’ are still in print.

        • Islander February 24, 2023 at 3:55 pm #

          Anne Appelbaum is a total Neocon.

          Find another source for the so-called “Holodomor.”

          Like, maybe something that is about the whole history of the period in the USSR, not just the Ukraine.

          The political agenda behind this coinage has been discussed here on earlier threads.

          IMO Conquest is another “agenda” historian.

        • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

          Your neo-Marxism is preventing from seeing the horrors of what Stalin perpetrated, Islander. You should have put it behind you by now. Did you? Is Paula the one to put fertilizer on these old seeds to make them grown again?

      • bluekayak February 24, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

        There was equally severe famines in Russia proper and Kazakhstan during the same period, partly due to weather, partly due to the idiocy of collectivization. But the holodomor as Ukrainian genocide narrative was played up in the West.

        • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

          That’s all anyone is saying. Stalin didn’t hate the Ukrainian people – he hated private farmers, anywhere and everywhere.

          The Ladies are projecting the popular mind onto individual posters – in order to protect their own pop-Marxism.

        • Paula D February 26, 2023 at 11:39 am #

          All Lives Don’t Matter to many up on this board.

          They are told to care only about Ukrainians, so they obediently chant the propaganda they were fed.

          Some cling to it more fervently than others.

          Meet Jarek.

          • Jarek February 26, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

            I hardly care about them at all. I’m a radical Putin fan. But what I am not is a “My country (Russia) right or wrong” type like you are.

          • Paula D February 26, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

            I am a reality-based person.

            I hate lies and I hate hypocrisy and I hate revising history to push a political agenda.

            You don’t mention the Russians or the Kazakhstani lives lost, because you want to push the 80s propaganda you fell for, just like everyone else that does the same. Admitting that it was not just Ukrainians that died blows the entire story, so you won’t do it.
            You also go along with the idjits who think that Stalin was Russian, even though you know better, because it fits your agenda to leave them uncorrected.

    • SteveK9 February 25, 2023 at 10:12 am #

      More Russians died than Ukrainians. It was not a ‘genocide’ at all, but a policy for crash industrialization, that killed millions.

      • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

        But obviously the Russians killed a lot of Ukrainians. Why would they forget that?

        The English killed a lot of Irishmen during the so called famine. They were sending food out of the country as millions starved. Why would they forget such Capitalist savagery? They didn’t.

        Btw, the average Irishman never hated the average Englishman. My father considered the working class English the finest people in the world.

        • hmuller February 26, 2023 at 10:50 am #

          Good point, Jarek.

          The Irish hated The Crown and the English nobility who owned the most productive agricultural land in Ireland.

          Yet the opinion molders who write our history books present it as a broad national and religious hatred.

          The elite who rule us follow a ‘divide and conquer’ strategy because they fear what would happen if we all woke up, united, and recognized our true enemy – them.

          • Jarek February 26, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

            The old Irish were very clannish. If you walked into a pub and you were from a different county, you might not get much of a greeting. The English working class in contrast, were (are?) a warm people – even for the Irish.

            At some higher point on the pyramid, they started calling you “Pat” no matter what your name was. But of course people like that didn’t like their own working class either – as events have shown.

  32. MD3 February 24, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

    As the US smolders in ruin, the Neocons are doing their best Judah Benjamin impression and loading their boat with gold for escape to The Bahamas.

    • BackRowHeckler February 24, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

      I believe Judah Benjamin went to Paris.

      • MD3 February 24, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

        The Bahamas, then England.

        • BackRowHeckler February 24, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

          Ha, I stand corrected Sir.

          He died in Paris, however.

          • hmuller February 26, 2023 at 10:53 am #

            Who would want to live in the Bahamas before air conditioning?!

  33. cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

    VP Coondog Harris professes her love of Venn diagrams. Further proof that she has the comprehension level of a 3rd grader. My best guess for why she likes them – when the circles come together in the middle, it looks like a uterus.

    httpsXX://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/kamala-harris-mocked-for-repeatedly-sharing-love-of-venn-diagrams-this-is-just-bizarre/ar-AA17TGqj

    • Disaffected February 24, 2023 at 5:59 pm #

      She’s apparently a Benjamin Button clone: aging in reverse back to an infant.

      • hmuller February 26, 2023 at 11:00 am #

        Maybe they’re extracting bits of her brain, a little at a time, to inject into Joe. It could make a decent Twilight Zone episode, (if they once again revive the series.)

  34. cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

    Hmmmmm, interesting:

    White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre mistakenly called President Joe Biden “President Obama” during a press briefing Thursday.

    Jean-Pierre was discussing Biden nominating Ajay Banga as the president of the World Bank earlier Thursday when she erroneously announced Obama had made the nomination before quickly correcting herself.

    “Okay, so today, as you all saw just an hour or so ago, President Obama announced that um, pardon me, President Biden. Woah. That is news,” she said. “I know, I know we’re going back, not forwards. We going to go forward.”

    • malthuss February 24, 2023 at 11:17 pm #

      she is a FOUR FER

      Black
      female
      lesbian
      immigrant

      and leftist, dumb as rocks.

  35. edpell February 24, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

    Naomi Wolfe, writes
    “I could not explain the way the Western world simply switched, from being based at least overtly on values of human rights and decency, to values of death, exclusion and hatred, overnight, en masse — without resorting to reference to some metaphysical evil that goes above and beyond fallible, blundering human agency.”

    A liberal Jew, Yale grad, from Manhattan concludes it is the abandonment of God that caused the world wide turn to evil. Holy cow!

    She closes her essay with
    “And that this — the absence of the protection of our God – the ascendancy of a realm on Earth of us doing it all ourselves; regarding ourselves; worshipping ourselves, whoring after only human works; releasing ourselves from all lawful constraints, embracing all lusts and all obedience to non-divine authorities; rejecting mercy; celebrating all narcissisms; treating children like animals whom we own, treating the family like a battlefield; treating the Churches and Synagogues as marketing platforms —

    This is, indeed –

    what the realms of pagan darkness; or of Principalities and Powers – look like.

    This may, indeed, be what Hell itself looks like.”

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    • cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 3:19 pm #

      Hell on Earth is living under the realm of a Biden administration and whoever is his puppetmaster.

      Rid the body politic of its toxins already and take out the US Government once and for all.

    • Night Owl February 24, 2023 at 4:05 pm #

      But Alex Berenson said Naomi Wolfe was nuts.

      Oh wait, Alex Berenson also pushes Paxovid and wears a mask on his chin in his Twatter profile pic.

    • anmariwakaranai February 24, 2023 at 4:08 pm #

      Beautiful Edpell, thanks for that. Will forward to my padre.

      And thank you too James, for the bit of hope, and much truth contained in that bitter pill dipped for a too brief second in honey.

      It’s almost here folks, pray.

    • SteveK9 February 25, 2023 at 10:14 am #

      She simply ignored what was happening for decades, most of which she supported. On the other hand, the ability to change one’s mind and admit error is a rare thing indeed.

      • Night Owl February 25, 2023 at 4:13 pm #

        Not really. She simply missed the inversion. But she is a decent human and figured it out.

        My post was not attacking Wolf, but rather Berenson, who is a shill.

        • hmuller February 26, 2023 at 11:13 am #

          You either recognize the difference between good and evil or you don’t. It will amaze us at times who achieves this awakening (like Naomi Wolfe).

          There’s a God capable of loving even liberals and leading some to redemption.

  36. Roundball Shaman February 24, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

    “The World Has Enough Trouble”

    The-Powers-That Be-have an unlimited ability and capacity to be assholes. They have proven that down through the centuries. In fact, they treat that as an existential and generational mark of pride and purpose.

    So for that reason, We the People have to be just as vigilant in minimizing the personal and social and cultural and spiritual damage these Openings-of-the-Hind-Quarter-Regions do to us and our World.

    It’s a never-ending struggle that many folks just boil down to… ‘Good vs. Evil’.

    Thing is, there’s a problem with that framing. Each side believes that ‘It’ is the Good and the Other Side is the Evil. Two teams stuck in a perpetual Game of Life without end that never determines a winner.

    Eternal Stalemate. Is that really the best we can do? Are we destined forever to engage ourselves in such a cosmic struggle that saps and wastes our energy against useless Powers and Principalities that are eternally committed to our destruction?

    We can’t let Them win. And They won’t let us win.

    We are a species that spends most of its time and energy working against itself. And no animal in the Jungle is stupid enough to live like that.

    “But now, something is heaving through the public sensibility, as spring marches north in America. It feels like a sharp change in attitude, a refusal to continue acting like a reality-optional society. It’s crackling through the air like a rumor of liberation in a hostage crisis. Can you hear it?”

    We symbolically live in a town that has a fragrant orange grove just to the South of us and a toxic, smelly garbage dump just to the North of us. The winds shift from time to time, sometimes blowing from one direction or the other.

    So, sometimes the air smells sweet and inviting. And other times it stinks to high heaven and drains our spirits.

    Either way… we’re still stuck living in the middle and in-between. And watching which way the winds are blowing at us. And wondering how they’ll be blowing tomorrow.

    • cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

      Maybe the next winds that blow will be the reside of an atomic blast, instigated by the likes of Joey Bedpan Biden himself, and his NWO cronies.

      One thing is for sure, after the dust settles from the atomic warfare, we will at last be free to focus on the most important things in life and get back to building a better scaled society.

    • Connie VanPeebles February 24, 2023 at 3:29 pm #

      Ants, baboons, chimps, and even lions are involved in inter-species conflict.

      Humans should know better.
      Do no harm.
      But here is where the chink in human armor is exploited: rationalization

      The “trolley problem” writ large

      • Roundball Shaman February 24, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

        “Connie VanPeebles: Ants, baboons, chimps, and even lions are involved in inter-species conflict.”

        Conflict within a species is universal – even expected to a degree. And there is conflict within individual humans ourselves.

        But the desire to obliterate the rest of a species is unique to humans. That is species working against itself. Lions and other animals will fight each other for territory or mates. But they do not take a vow to wipe out all other lions just to serve some dark agenda or to serve some embedded Dark State with delusions of godhood.

        Many animals will cooperate with each other… even helping others outside their own species at times. As you say, maybe humans could learn a thing or two and get as smart as those animals are.

        We can hope that one day we humans will be as smart as house cats already are. They get to sleep all day and stay warm and unWoke. And they don’t waste their time on smartphones and anti-social media. And someone else cleans out their litterbox.

        • Islander February 24, 2023 at 7:36 pm #

          “Many animals will cooperate with each other”

          Indeed they do!

          Just reading Frans de Waal’s scholarly plus delightful “Are Humans Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animal Are?”

          Wonderful book and wonderful read.

          A really good “respite” from the BS lobbed at our brains every day.

          We do NOT know what is really goingn on in the world around us.

          But most vertebrates do think. DC swam critters seem to be considerably dumber than rats, elephants, or corvids.

  37. Hockeyguy February 24, 2023 at 3:28 pm #

    At this point, there’s so much seemingly coordinated fuckery going on at all levels of civilization, that I have to wonder if the CCP/globalists made deals with most of the leaders of the west, ala “an offer they can’t refuse.” Our leaders have sold their souls and have agreed to weaken, sicken, debilitate, humiliate, impoverish, subjugate, demoralize and otherwise soften up the West until we’re ripe for an easy takeover and can be forced to comply with the global implementation of the “new normal” technocratic systems of control and surveillance. Problem, reaction, solution, CCP-style with 5th column support from Western leaders.

    • cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

      This is all a Hunger Games type of society in the making. If only we could add elements of “the purge” in there to even the scales.

    • Connie VanPeebles February 24, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

      They’re all compromised: Gates, Clinton, Prince Albert, JP Morgan Bankers. A devil’s ransom. Do as we say and live as a king. Do not and the truth comes out or you are found dead by suicide tied to a tree, shot to the head, with no gun present and no vehicle that got you there.

      • cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

        That is exactly how the Clinton Criminal Syndicate does business!

        • Connie VanPeebles February 24, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

          The plane that crashed that was carrying 5 environmentalists to Ohio took off from… Bill & Hillary Clinton Airport.
          Our simulation programmers have a clever sense of humor.

          • cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 3:51 pm #

            Geez, you have to be kidding me, this was the first I heard of it so looked it up:

            httpsXX://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/five-killed-in-arkansas-plane-crash-were-responding-to-ohio-explosion/ar-AA17RIYy#comments

            The Clinton Clan definitely does not stop at anything to get their way. What a bunch of vile scum.

          • Paddys Lament February 24, 2023 at 5:06 pm #

            Cowbell. The MSM has been keeping it “on the down low.” You know, “nothing to see here, move on.”

          • Islander February 24, 2023 at 7:43 pm #

            OMG, first I heard of this.

            Supposedly the team were NOT headed for the East Palestine crash site . . .

            Crash upon crash. Now maybe the folks sent to investigate the Beechcraft crash will themselves end up in a crash . . .

            A new take on the Droste Effect . . .

  38. cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 3:57 pm #

    Here is just one instance of Ukranians being resettled in America. Is this the start of growing sleeper cells that will continue to destroy the American ideal? How much you want to bet that the US taxpayer is footing even more of the bill for these Ukrainian settlement programs. Yet more proof that our government just wants to screw us over and give everything away to foreign nationals.

    httpsXX://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/parenting/wisconsin-town-embraces-role-as-haven-for-ukraine-refugees/ar-AA17RqZ3

  39. anmariwakaranai February 24, 2023 at 4:17 pm #

    Just watched an interview by the health ranger of a reporter ex US military guy watching the border crisis from a jungle in Panama.
    He says the border crossers are now Chinese military, Ukies and the usual assortment of others, mostly military in bearing, being picked up in Panama and bussed to the US border.
    He might have said Russians too. TO THE TUNE OF 1000 PER DAY.

    He is now en route to an interview with Jordan Peterson in the Netherlands.

    • Anthea February 25, 2023 at 11:25 am #

      @anmariwakaranai:

      It has occurred to me many times that many of our illegal immigrants will be the armies used to control–or just terrorize–the US population at some later date. It could even be an overt Chinese take-over.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle February 25, 2023 at 11:47 am #

      Whoops, that sounds very serious. If this is true, I’d consider this the top story for the US and that the US is in extreme trouble.

  40. Night Owl February 24, 2023 at 4:19 pm #

    “Mobilization in Ukraine:

    “Fishing” young boys from the streets.
    As young as 16 and throwing them to the frontlines in combat areas, where according to Ukraine military, their life expectancy is approximately 4 hours.”

    https://twitter.com/ricwe123/status/1629057111417135104?cxt=HHwWgIC9zfmzyZstAAAA

    Still going on. Zelensky thugs drag off another civilian to toss into the meatgrinder.

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    • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 7:02 pm #

      This truly makes me feel physically ill.

      • elysianfield February 25, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

        “This truly makes me feel physically ill.”

        Mary,
        …And yet you continue to believe someone else’s narrative.

        Forget it Jake…It’s the Internet….

        • elysianfield February 25, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

          …Wait until the start smashing babies heads on trees and making lampshades from their skin.

          • Night Owl February 25, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

            The existance of these thugs is pretty well known. It has been covered by numerous independent journalists like those at UK Column, TNT, Patrick Henningsen.

            There are dozens of videos of these thugs pulling fathers, young men, and others off the street, showing up at apartments and leaving official letters on the door that they are to report for service, etc.

            They have also been doing this in Romania and other places where human trafficking of all sorts is more or less sanctioned by the government behind closed doors.

            It isn’t hard to find stuff like this. But if you wish to believe it is simply a narrative, then feel free.

          • elysianfield February 25, 2023 at 4:33 pm #

            Owl,
            What I believe is that you saw a video. You might choose to believe your “lying eyes”…especially if it fits the current narrative
            I also believe that there are people who would support a narrative by generating, or reusing/relabeling a video to their ends..

            Believe nothing you see, read, or hear on the internet.

          • Night Owl February 26, 2023 at 2:54 am #

            What you believe is directly contradicted in the post you responded to.

    • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

      They’re taking women too, so at least there’ some equity.

  41. Q. Shtik February 24, 2023 at 4:21 pm #

    A draft dated 6/4/2016 re the “greatest of all times”

    Aside from the NY Times and the LA Times is there more than one ‘Time’ in the entire universe? To my ear the answer is no. There is, and can be, only one time. And this is confirmed in the expression we have all heard a thousand —–

    Today my Yahoo Mail account is defaulting to a series of film clips featuring the late Muhammad Ali. Accompanying these clips are the words “the greatest of all time.” I believe this is an edit (for purposes of grammar) of the sentence actually spoken by Ali to describe himself. Namely, “I am the greatest of all times.” Even when he spoke it 40+ years ago it grated on my ears. I asked myself then, “is there more than one ‘time’ in the entire universe?”

    • Anthea February 25, 2023 at 11:18 am #

      @ Q. Shtik:

      Well now, didn’t Dickens say, “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times….”?

    • Anthea February 25, 2023 at 11:21 am #

      And didn’t the immortal Bob Dylan say, “The times, they are a-changin'”?

      I don’t know how I feel about Ali’s statement. For some reason, it is a little grating.

      • Paula D February 25, 2023 at 7:24 pm #

        The times have changed a lot. I blame Dylan.

    • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

      Joe Lewis was the greatest “of all time”. Ali asked Lewis how he would have staked up against him.

      Lewis: I used to have a bum of the month tour.

      Ali: You sayin’ I would have been on the tour?

      Lewis: You would have been on the tour.

      • Q. Shtik February 25, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

        stacked

  42. edpell February 24, 2023 at 4:23 pm #

    Orbán: “People will Demand Cease Fire, Peace, Sanity and – if Necessary – New Governments”

    We can hope. Love Hungary

    • Disaffected February 24, 2023 at 7:11 pm #

      Hmm… no mention of firing squads. Absent those, no new governments. Must have slipped his mind.

  43. Night Owl February 24, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

    “This is an actual WEF training slide which teaches its members how to manipulate people.

    The
    @WEF
    are manipulating & puppeteering society & training future leaders to do the same.

    The Power of Persuasion – WEF Training 101 – Bursting the Davos Bubble”

    https://twitter.com/JohnnyVedmore/status/1628745156236087297?cxt=HHwWgsC4seLFu5otAAAA

    Pay attention to the end. It is something I have repeated here many times. Facts don’t matter most of the time. It’s all about the emotion.

    🙂

    • Night Owl February 24, 2023 at 4:45 pm #

      More.

      “I’ve split up all the WEF training slides into easier to consume, bite sized portions.

      This slide is about how they’ll slowly turn us into zeros & ones.

      Personal DATA – WEF Training 101 – Bursting the Davos Bubble https://youtu.be/-hY3_wFLkgM

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hY3_wFLkgM

      • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 6:39 pm #

        LOL: “The people who go to these courses – who must fall for it – must be simple in the brain hole.”

    • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 5:33 pm #

      I noticed the WEF’s twitter account has 4.3 million followers, but if you look at any of their posts, they have like 35 “likes”.

      • Night Owl February 24, 2023 at 5:54 pm #

        😀

    • Islander February 24, 2023 at 8:25 pm #

      thanks for the Vedmore link.

      Re “science of manipulation”

      Main technique is to convince you that what THEY want is actually what YOU want.

      It’s good for YOU. In reality it is good for THEM.

      Manipulative individuals in our personal lives use the same technique.

      “You’ll be happy” actually means “WE”LL be happy”

      “Eating bugs is good for you and the environment of all of us” actually means “Your eating bugs is good for US and OUR environment [where we get to enjoy even more than our share of the Earth than we already have]”

      “Do it for the common good (so you feel good about yourself)” actually means “Do it for OUR good.

  44. Q. Shtik February 24, 2023 at 4:37 pm #

    A draft dated 10/16/2016 concerning a novel about India. It may have been a copy and paste book review.

    A classic of modern travel writing, An Area of Darkness is Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul’s profound reckoning with his ancestral homeland and an extraordinarily perceptive chronicle of his first encounter with India.

    Traveling from the bureaucratic morass of Bombay to the ethereal beauty of Kashmir, from a sacred ice cave in the Himalayas to an abandoned temple near Madras, Naipaul encounters a dizzying cross-section of humanity: browbeaten government workers and imperious servants, a suavely self-serving holy man and a deluded American religious seeker. An Area of Darkness also abounds with Naipaul’s strikingly original responses to India’s paralyzing caste system, its apparently serene acceptance of poverty and squalor, and the conflict between its desire for self-determination and its nostalgia for the British raj. The result may be the most elegant and passionate book ever written about the subcontinent.

    • bluekayak February 24, 2023 at 4:47 pm #

      Naipaul wrote some outstanding works. I found a lot of his fiction mediocre, but his non-fiction “travel” books are outstanding. “Among the Believers” and “Beyond Belief” — written 20 years apart describe the Islamic world. “A Turn in the South” is his description of the Southern US, and is touchingly perceptive. He is one of the greats.

      • hmuller February 26, 2023 at 11:35 am #

        When I read in a book revue that Vikram Seth’s “A Suitable Boy” was the longest novel written in the English language in the last 300 years, I knew I had to take up the challenge and read it.
        It was an interesting panoramic view of India in the early 1950’s with more characters than War and Peace, but focusing on one family’s search for a man to marry their daughter.
        The book may not be for everyone. The author presents that world as it was without explanatory notes for the non-Indian reader.

  45. cowbell81 February 24, 2023 at 5:05 pm #

    How DARE they still be selling Russian wood, one year into the Ukraine invasion? My goodness, they should simply burn all of this wood in support of the Ukraine! lol Remember when people were pouring out perfectly good vodka because they thought it was all from Russia?

    EAU CLAIRE, Wisconsin – More than a billion dollars worth of Russian “conflict timber” has been sold in the U.S. since Russia invaded Ukraine a year ago, and some of that plywood has been put up for sale by Menards, according to a report released Thursday.

    “U.S. consumers will be horrified to discover they could be purchasing products bought from Russian oligarchs who are key allies of (Vladimir) Putin and whose cash helps prop up his regime,” said Sam Lawson, director of Earthsight, the London-based environmental group that published the report, in a statement.

    More than 260,000 cubic meters of Russian “Baltic birch” plywood, with an estimated retail value of $1.2 billion, has landed in U.S. ports since the conflict, Earthsight says, citing customs records.

    “The expensive hardwood panels are in high demand for construction and furniture making,” according to the report. “U.S. importers cannot be sure their products are not directly [fueling] the Russian war machine,” Earthsight says.

    The report namesU.S. companies including International Paper, which Earthsight says earned $203 million in the 10 months following the invasion.

    “The suspect plywood is being sold across the United States,” the report states, including by the retail home improvement company Menards, headquartered in Eau Claire.

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    • Disaffected February 24, 2023 at 7:14 pm #

      And yet, they have no similar reservations about their tax dollars – which they have no say over whatsoever – directly fueling the US “war machine/gay pride organization.”

    • Islander February 24, 2023 at 8:57 pm #

      Birch plywood is excellent.

      It doesn’t warp like plywood made from other types of wood.

    • badberries February 25, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

      I live near Eau Claire, I’ll be asking some questions today. Thanks for the tip.

  46. anmariwakaranai February 24, 2023 at 5:23 pm #

    rumble.com/v2anjve-east-palestine-ohio-it-wasnt-a-controlled-burn.-if-you-can-smell-it-youre-e.html

    If you can smell it you’re already exposed.
    Chem engineer/Palestine

  47. Q. Shtik February 24, 2023 at 5:32 pm #

    This is an undated blog comment loosely related to Black vs White IQs

    @ Cash and Vlad,

    Talk of black vs white IQs recalls for me the scene in early 1974 when I took the ATGSB (Admission Test for Graduate Studies in Business). It was given in a couple of different locations on different days. I chose the one nearest my home given at Princeton U in a huge theater type room. I was in the most remote nosebleed seat in the upper left corner as viewed from the professor’s perspective. Every second seat was left empty to prevent cheating. The ceiling light above me was burned out (like I needed THAT).

    At 33 years of age I may have been the oldest person in the room and 12 years distant from my college graduation. The first individual, two seats away to my left was a disconcertingly calm black guy wearing one of those knit hats that Jamaicans stuff 5 pounds of “dreads” into. I silently uttered “Oh Fuck!”

    The proctor running the show gave us verbal instructions. The test would run three hours and be broken into various precisely timed segments. When they said “Stop Writing” you stopped dead in your tracks. Time constraints were an important element of the whole process. The first section required one to read a two-page essay and then answer a series of questions about that essay. I was never a particularly fast reader.

    The proctor said “Begin” and you could hear the pages of 100+ test booklets being turned to page one of the essay. Summoning my frazzled powers of concentration I began to read. When I was roughly 40% down the page I heard the black guy turn to page two. I literally shit m … strike that … I figuratively shit my pants and broke into a sweat. If a black guy with 5 pounds of dreads was that far ahead of me I knew I was fucked.

    • Q. Shtik February 24, 2023 at 5:33 pm #

      i.e. undated DRAFT blog comment

      • Night Owl February 24, 2023 at 5:53 pm #

        Honestly, I welcome your ban.

        • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 9:45 pm #

          Imagine if everyone were emptying out their email drafts folder up here. 🙁

          • Q. Shtik February 25, 2023 at 12:41 am #

            up here. – MQ

            =======

            In what sense to you feel here is ‘up’ rather than ‘down’ or ‘over?’

          • Q. Shtik February 25, 2023 at 12:46 am #

            do

          • Anthea February 25, 2023 at 11:35 am #

            @ Q. Shtik:

            Because the idiom is “up in here.”

        • Q. Shtik February 25, 2023 at 12:43 am #

          I welcome your ban. – NO

          ===========

          Do you know something I haven’t heard?

          • MaryQueen February 25, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

            Have you already forgotten your warning by JHK Admin a few months ago?

            If he doesn’t like you constantly correctly peoples’ grammar and spelling he probably doesn’t love it when you use his blog space to post your draft emails w/out context from years ago.

            Of course, I could be wrong.

          • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

            You usually are. This blog is free space, almost unheard of now on the Internet or in the physical world.

            We can say whatever we want about just about anything. You find that hard to take – you and all the rest. Too bad. You can leave if you don’t like it.

          • Anthea February 26, 2023 at 12:32 am #

            @ MaryQueen:

            I rather enjoy Q. Shtik’s grammar corrections. The comments here are actually not too bad. In a sense, Q.’s corrections are a service.

            One way you know that being an English major is not a viable occupation is when you correct someone’s grammar and, instead of saying, “Gee, thanks! Here’s five bucks!” they say, “Fuck off!” Now, if you pulled someone out of a ditch with a logging chain, they might offer to pay you, if they could.

            Correcting people’s grammar is a thankless occupation, so I rarely do it. Also, I see no reason to provide people with free tutoring.

          • Night Owl February 26, 2023 at 2:56 am #

            Anthea,

            His corrections usually contained more errors (introduced by Q) than corrections.

            Jesus wept.

          • hmuller February 26, 2023 at 11:54 am #

            I for one don’t mind these pointless slice of life vignettes. So how did you do on the test, Q? Get into any grad schools?

            On the topic of officious correction: someone here once wrote that Nebraska is above Kansas. I responded, “No, sky is above Kansas. Nebraska is north of Kansas.”

            Then I laughed the laugh known only to smug, old coots until I had an accident in my shorts.

    • elysianfield February 25, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

      Q,
      Great comment, but do not keep us in suspense. Was the Black guy filling out the questions, or was he simply tearing out the first page to roll a monster spliff?

      • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

        He was probably just doing eeny meeny miny mo. Nonsense can be spewed very quickly.

  48. The Man They Call Zazelle February 24, 2023 at 6:14 pm #

    But now, something is heaving through the public sensibility, as spring marches north in America. It feels like a sharp change in attitude, a refusal to continue acting like a reality-optional society. It’s crackling through the air like a rumor of liberation in a hostage crisis. Can you hear it?” ~ JHK

    ——

    No I don’t hear it, but I’m up here in Canada. So maybe it will eventually come to me, and with my ears cocked just so, as spring continues its march northward. I’ll be waiting for it…

    • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

      A good Canadian. Of course! That explains it (you).

    • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

      As Mary once said (portentously!), Feminism is for women.

  49. MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 7:01 pm #

    Another crackpot theory coming into fruition. The 1619 Project.

    https://unlocked.microsoft.com/1619-project/

    Of course brought to you by Microsoft(tm).

    • Disaffected February 24, 2023 at 7:15 pm #

      Thank goodness I dropped Hulu.

      • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 7:40 pm #

        Same. I dropped all the streaming services.

    • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 7:15 pm #

      According to the authors/movie-makers, black people are still enslaved.

      You just can’t make this shit up.

      • KesaAnna February 24, 2023 at 7:38 pm #

        Another case where it is not the facts that I dispute ,

        but rather the whole context.

        For example , it seems to me that invariably the ” freedoms ” we have been given are freedoms to tell other powerless , penniless , peasants to fuck off.

        But invariably it is never the case that you get to tell a Rockefeller , a Gates , or a Soros to fuck off.

        Or that you get to tell the IRS , or the Revenue Agents , ” That is none of your buiseness. So blow ! ”

        I have been thinking for quite awhile , What exactly is it that I so detest about modern medicine ? ”

        ” What is the core issue ? ”

        Well , the state still needs to go through the hassle of a search warrant to search your house.

        But as things stand now , the state , or any bozo like Burger King , can pretty much look into your body any time they like.

        In many , many ways we actually have far less freedom than a classical slave ,

        though , so far , a richer and easier life.

        • MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 7:42 pm #

          I agree to a point, but it’s a class thing, not a race thing. As Paula D points out often, race is just one of the tools they use to keep us divided.

          Most people don’t GAF what “race” someone is.

          The only people obsessed with it are our overlords.

        • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

          Yeah, Kesa thinks Blacks could have created the United States just as well as Whites did. Race doesn’t matter.

          So why didn’t they do it in Africa?

          Crickets.

          Of course the Elite know about the importance of race. That’s why they say it doesn’t matter – to blend us all together by making us believe that. If it didn’t matter, they wouldn’t talk about it endlessly and persecute Whites.

          You agree with their public statements that race doesn’t matter. Your only saving grace is catching them in the contradiction of their actions to their supposed belief.

  50. KesaAnna February 24, 2023 at 7:17 pm #

    ” The wealthy and the financially astute did better than the masses. Farmers also did well. ( In the Weimar Era ) I’m not going to compare it to the Holocaust or the Holodomor, … ”

    — Mrs Saj

    Perhaps you should make the comparison.

    In my opinion one of the morals of the story of the American Civil War should have been ;

    Rock – bottom – cheap labor costs dear.

    And a moral of the story of the Weimar Rea should be ;

    Predatory banking practices are an extremists best friend.

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    • Disaffected February 24, 2023 at 8:04 pm #

      And so we see once again that ALL wars have been class wars, with the rich doing the initiating and the poor doing the responding – albeit all too often on the side of the rich.

      Said another way it’s always labor vs. the capital class; i.e., the people who make money from having money. The big lie that keeps the poor on the hook is that one day all of them too – with just a smidgen of good luck, smarts, or dare I say it, “hard work” (LOL!) – can one day find themselves as card-carrying members of the capital class. It’s the biggest whopper ever told, but it’s very attractive all the same.

      The second biggest lie ever told and one we hear around election time every other year, is that if we just keep the capital class living large in the lap of luxury, us poor fucks can all benefit from their leavings, much like dogs eating table scraps under the table. Trouble is, the fat bastards at the table leave less and less every year and get more and more demanding about any scraps they might be inclined to throw us. “Outdoors, you mangy curs!” the cry. “We’re trying to have a proper civilization here, and you pest-ridden people are no better than the animals of the field!”

      • messianicdruid February 24, 2023 at 9:29 pm #

        “He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.”

        “Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.”

        • Q. Shtik February 25, 2023 at 12:16 am #

          “He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance – messi

          ==========

          At what rate of interest per annum on loaned money does it become usury?

          Is it as much a sin to borrow at a usurious rate as it is to lend at a usurious rate? If not, why not?

          • elysianfield February 25, 2023 at 11:58 am #

            ” If not, why not?:

            Q,
            Different motivations?

          • Anthea February 25, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

            Without the ability to charge interest, no one would lend–other than as a sort of “gift” to a relative.

            The reasons for charging interest are three (or maybe four). One is that interest must cover the inflation rate over the term of the note. No one will lend at 5% if the inflation rate is 10%. The second reason is “opportunity costs.” You are foregoing the opportunity to use the money for something else, such as a kitchen remodel, a new car, or a cruise–or another investment, such as a rental house.

            Thirdly, you must cover the (basically statistical) likelihood that you won’t get repaid at all–also known as “risk.”

            Fourthly, there is some expectation that you’ll make at least a small profit, if only for your time and trouble in going through the process–but probably a bit more.

            A free market would easily sort all this out. But of course we don’t have free markets.

            Henry George maintained that it was just to charge interest on the loan of money, in the same way that you might charge rent for the use of your tools–and for pretty much the same reasons. Your chainsaw has a certain limited number of operating hours. You might need it yourself, and the borrower might not return it at all, or might return it in a trashed condition.

            A chainsaw is about the last thing you should lend to someone. There are too many ways for an ignorant person to destroy it. (I have some experience with lending chainsaws to people.)

          • messianicdruid February 25, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

            First, acknowledge the difference between usury and interest. Banksters do not want you to do this.

            Interest is taking partnership in something – you take risk along with the person involved and often contribute oversight or expertise not just monitarily.

            Usury collects a percentage with the usurer taking minimum or no risk. You are required to offer collateral that protects the usurer along with any restrictions he may deem necessary.

            These terms have been made interchangable on purpose.

          • messianicdruid February 25, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

            “‘H&R Block’ filed my Fed taxes and keeps sending me emails to go all digital thru them; ditto my credit union, credit card, Walmart, etc. The shysters slice off a tiny piece of our money every transaction but it all adds up for them. Each digital slice puts money in a Bankster’s pocket and takes it out of circulation compared to real currency. A real $100 bill could change hands 1,000 times and still have $100 of value to pass to the next person. But after 1,000 digital transactions, the banksters have pocketed about $100 and the value is all gone from circulation. Shysters get rich doing nothing and the people get poor and have to borrow money from the Shysters! Credit Instruments like credit cards take a 3% cut per transaction from the retailer and will eat (steal) the $100 in just over 33 transactions; taking 19% annual from the person not paying a card off every month will eat the $100 after about $500+ of purchases in a year. That’s why we get credit card offers almost daily.” rhj jr

          • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

            A key distinction, Messi. You have corrected Anthea.

            In the old days, a banker would invest in say, a journey to the Indies for spices. Much could go wrong. If the ship sank, they lost out just as the owner did.

            They never lose now. Under the reign of Usura, they are poised to take over the Earth. How not? One who never loses always wins. With their fake money, they get real resources, capital, labor, etc.

          • Q. Shtik February 25, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

            Shysters get rich doing nothing and the people get poor and have to borrow money from the Shysters! – messi

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

            If you don’t like the interest rate the shyster is charging go find a lender who is charging less. If you can’t find a lender charging less then by definition the shyster’s rate is the free market rate.

            To say “shysters get rich doing nothing” is ridiculous. First, they had to earn or acquire the money they are lending and forego using the money for other purposes.

          • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

            No, Q. Money is created out of nothing. The Banks lend this paper and with it, get real things, whether the project is a success or not.

          • messianicdruid February 25, 2023 at 11:33 pm #

            Another thing – it used to cost about 2 cents to print a Federal Reserve Note [ frn ]. If you were going to print a bunch of “bills” what denomination would you print?

            Now its even cheaper. They simply make an entry in your account [ make a deposit of electrons ] and you can start writing checks on it.

            Meanwhile since they now have X number of “dollars” [ actually FRNs ] on deposit they are allowed to loan an additional 90% to others in the same way – at no actual Cost beyond record keeping.

            Just keep juggling those balls.

          • Anthea February 26, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

            @ messianicdruid:

            Well, the dictionary defines usury as “the illegal action or practice of lending money at unreasonably high rates of interest.”

            So the question becomes, “What is an unreasonably high rate of interest?”

            I think it is fair to assume that minimum interest rates must cover the lender’s costs, which are inflation, opportunity costs, and risk. Under the heading of “risk” is the credit-worthiness of the borrower. Also, you have to figure that, after the lender has covered his overhead costs, he expects at least a modest profit. Otherwise he wouldn’t lend. If your net from lending is zero, after you cover your costs, why bother?(I should not have to explain this to anyone here–except maybe Jarek.)

            So, anyway, how would we determine whether the lender’s profit is excessive or unreasonable? Normally, the free market would take care of this. After all, if you feel that credit-card interest rates are too high, you could always ask your mom for a loan.

            If, as Jarek claims, the issue were merely the “risk” portion of the equation, and that the lender cannot justly demand that a loan be collateralized, then, in such a case, charge the higher interest rate that would be required (by pure market considerations) for non-collateralized loan.

            Actually, what lenders do in many cases is to require that the borrower pay for insurance. E.g., if you have a mortgage, you have both a collateralized loan and mortgage insurance. If you borrow money to buy a car, you will be required to carry full-coverage insurance on the car for the term of the note.

            Where Jarek is mistaken is in believing that an interest rate is “excessive,” merely on the basis that the lender has protected himself against a loss. (House burns down; car gets totaled.)

            The ticker guy, in, coincidentally, today’s ticker explains in some detail why very low interest rates screw everyone, mainly through inflation. The title of the blog is “Positive Rates of Collapse: Choose.” The corporate shenanigans he outlines are a little above my pay scale, but it does give you some idea about the subject. httpx://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=248189

          • messianicdruid February 26, 2023 at 10:23 pm #

            Thanks for the link. My pov is largely influenced by prophecy.

            Because Jacob obtained the Birthright by subterfuge, Esau had a lawful claim. The Birthright had to be given to him at some point to prove him.

            httpX://godskingdom.org/studies/books/the-struggle-for-the-birthright

            His time is up.

    • mrs_saj February 25, 2023 at 12:15 am #

      KesaAnna,

      My point in not making those comparisons was that the Weimar era (off the battlefield) did not result in loss of life on the same scale as the Holocaust and the Holodomor.

      Your point about the Civil War is interesting.

      My reason for reading the book was to better understand the political and economic climate surrounding the Weimar era and compare it to today. There are similarities, but also differences. I wanted to better understand how people survived and how they stopped the cycle.

      • Anthea February 26, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

        @ mrs saj:

        I didn’t finish reading “When Money Dies,” but I did get far enough to learn that farmers did very well during the Weimar Era. They were paid handsomely (in increasingly worthless money) for food. When asked what they were doing with all that money, they replied, “Paying off our mortgages.”

        Since it seems likely to me that we are entering a period of very high inflation, I mentioned this to my daughter. She’s situated so as to be able to farm, but as things stand at present, few people are able to farm profitably–and their profits are mighty slim, considering the labor involved. (My point was that this might change.)

        She replied that, in an era of hyperinflation, her input costs would also hyperinflate. These are not insignificant.

  51. KesaAnna February 24, 2023 at 7:18 pm #

    * Weimar Era

  52. bob February 24, 2023 at 7:46 pm #

    Good that James sees the big picture ,as that is the only view which leads to discovering the human situation. The human situation arises out of the human condition. Insane action requires depth psychological insights in their understanding.

  53. K-Chien February 24, 2023 at 8:07 pm #

    A death row inmate in Florida used his final words to criticize Gov. Ron DeSantis, claiming the Republican leader has “done a lot worse” than him. — so sez pox news. From other sources:

    Florida death row killer uses his last words to say Governor Ron DeSantis can ‘suck our dicks’ moments before being executed for a 1990 carjack and murder.

    • Disaffected February 24, 2023 at 8:13 pm #

      So, safe to say that he wasn’t expressing any remorse then, eh? I wonder if he was extending that offer to the post mortem state, as well?

      • K-Chien February 24, 2023 at 8:38 pm #

        Donald Dillbeck will be using his lips in hell. It does not take a genius to figure that karma out. He can get a sign like Mickey Ds used to have, 20 billion served. Getting to that number will take a while. When DeSantis gets to hell, things could get interesting. Who’s on first?

    • BackRowHeckler February 24, 2023 at 10:07 pm #

      Dillbeck’s crimes occurred 30 years ago and Florida is just getting around to executing him now?

      I believe this gentleman murdered a police officer, then stabbed a woman to death in an attempted carjacking.

  54. toktomi February 24, 2023 at 8:42 pm #

    @y’all

    droning on hereabouts
    about the tapestry of lies of our lives.
    all good, I reckon.
    better than believing that a shit twinkie is anything sweet.
    but is that not simply blindness of another sort?
    blind to the most fundamental issue at hand?
    Do you not see
    that your very survival is on the line?
    And that your concerns over the bullshit and the lies are merely impotent acts of rearranging the deck chairs?
    Get, the hell, out of there!
    🙂 just don’t come here 🙂

    ~toktomi~

  55. MaryQueen February 24, 2023 at 9:42 pm #

    No one really seemed interested in the amazing talk I posted by Julianna Romanello, who laid out exactly how 15 minute cities work and their impact on us. She lives in Tulsa, OK and the plans are moving forward there.

    Here we go with some other cities:

    https://www.planetizen.com/features/121736-shaping-15-minute-city-vision-detroit-and-cleveland-using-data-assisted-modeling

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    • mrs_saj February 25, 2023 at 12:24 am #

      MaryQueen,

      It’s gentrification, but without the racist highways? What do you think of this?

      I was not surprised to read one of the owners/ developers also owns Quicken Loans.

      • MaryQueen February 25, 2023 at 11:57 am #

        Ha! That is so fitting (Quicken Loans).

        Yes, racist highways have to go. Or they can be used by the overlords, but no one else, I’m guessing. Although I am going to assume they will just fly everywhere.

        • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

          You’re going to have to put your feet with your mouth is. Walk. Get to meet real people – many of whom are racists.

          You’ve lived a very sheltered life.

          • mrs_saj February 25, 2023 at 5:27 pm #

            Jarek,

            Do you live in a big city? I’ve always been a suburbanite. I am on a mission to go small town because of what I’ve witnessed over the last 5-6 years. I have no interest in being in a large metropolitan area (walkable or not). I just feel living in a city makes me more easily controlled. For example, I might not keep my car. I surely won’t have my vegetable garden. There’s limited space for storing extra supplies, like food. And though I’m a lawful gun owner with a concealed carry permit, in many cities, I’m prohibited from carrying. These things are important to me, so I ruled out city living long ago. The problem (for me) is that government overreach is so out of hand, I now need to go further out.

            I’ve bought my land. I’m looking for a house in the nearby small town.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle February 25, 2023 at 1:33 am #

      The Past Ruins Of Future New Urbanist Archeological Sites

      ——

      “New Urbanism is an urban design movement which promotes environmentally friendly habits by creating walkable neighbourhoods containing a wide range of housing and job types. It arose in the United States in the early 1980s, and has gradually influenced many aspects of real estate development, urban planning, and municipal land-use strategies. New Urbanism attempts to address the ills associated with urban sprawl and post-Second World War suburban development.

      New Urbanism is strongly influenced by urban design practices that were prominent until the rise of the automobile prior to World War II; it encompasses ten basic principles such as traditional neighborhood development (TND) and transit-oriented development (TOD). These ideas can all be circled back to two concepts: building a sense of community and the development of ecological practices.

      The organizing body for New Urbanism is the Congress for the New Urbanism, founded in 1993. Its foundational text is the Charter of the New Urbanism, which begins:

      We advocate the restructuring of public policy and development practices to support the following principles: neighborhoods should be diverse in use and population; communities should be designed for the pedestrian and transit as well as the car; cities and towns should be shaped by physically defined and universally accessible public spaces and community institutions; urban places should be framed by architecture and landscape design that celebrate local history, climate, ecology, and building practice.”

      ====

      If that is what your article is talking about (I skimmed it, if quite well), it seems that JHK is on-board with it or something similar and may even be somehow attached to the New Urbanism movement, if it’s called that.

      Personally, while there may be some good intentions behind it, the plans, if they are engineered by self-selects with token nods to ‘community’, rather than more organically brought about by their local communities– grass roots– then it/they may ultimately fail & fall to ruin.

      It might take awhile, generations, even, so in the mean time, some, perhaps many, people, maybe including Jim, can feel good about it, about at least the plans (that could hit brick walls & assorted abandonments along the way if or as society unravels significantly).

      Unsure how much time, energy and resources we have for some things and at these late stages and/or if the efforts would be worth it…

      As it has been suggested elsewhere, cities may ultimately become decaying archeological sites/relics to mine/plunder for their resources and maybe to study at far later dates when our great great great… grandchildren are long gone.

      ====

      Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest Transmission

      youtu . be/e2lyYEUPat8?t=70

      • BackRowHeckler February 25, 2023 at 6:04 am #

        The New Urbanism in this State, as I read it, is for the govt to force small towns and rural areas to build ‘affordable housing’ — high rise brick Section 8 towers — and move in urban welfare recipients. That’s at the top of the Democratic DEI right now this legislative session. This is a heavy handed campaign, so essential that local zoning, as well as protected areas like town forests, local parks, and nature conservancies, will be superceded.

        It took only about 3 decades for orderly, prosperous cities like Hartford & New Haven to reach the levels of squalor they exhibit now. I doubt if our small towns will last even that long.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle February 25, 2023 at 7:15 am #

          Classless Gentrification

          Over here in so-called Canada, they call ‘Section 8’, ‘social housing’ but maybe the legal term for it is also Section 8.
          I’ve seen some pretty awful social housing and seem to recall seeing a good American documentary about it and its problems.

          They could make all housing beautiful of course but they don’t due to the system and its dynamics. But I do seem to recall a local ‘Section 8’ retrofit that seemed to improve the previous look, but I’d have to take another look to be sure.

          Perhaps as civilizational decline/collapse digs in deeper and more people, maybe or ideally including some members of the former so-called upper-classes, end up on welfare, ‘basic income’ and/or the like– or ‘homeless’– social housing will take on a new, more literal, meaning and become more attractive/viable/desirable.

          As a member of the ‘small-house movement’, about two years ago, I caught the news that they changed the building code so that smaller houses could be legally built. I’ve also heard of small or tiny-house ‘microecovillages’.

          • mrs_saj February 25, 2023 at 5:38 pm #

            Sarah Susanka is an American architect (transplant from the UK, I think) who coined the term ‘the not so big’ house. She wrote several popular books about remodeling and building in existing neighborhoods while respecting the character of the neighborhood and the human scale. I paid to hear her speak once and own two of her books. It’s not the same as the tiny house movement, but I like her ideas and have used them in my own home.

        • Woodchuck February 25, 2023 at 8:56 am #

          All of these delusional plans, like “New Urbanism”, will evaporate after the dollar is rejected for use in foreign trade. A dead dollar will force us in the USA to live on what we have available here domestically, and it won’t be much. The resources to support the parasite central government we have here will vanish. My guess is that we’ll have chaos and everyone killing and fighting over the remaining scraps before the survivors roll up their sleeves, forget about television, and build a new but very primitive civilization in North America – one made by hand. For many many people, this will be the most horrifying experience of their entire lives – to live a lifestyle of what we’d call “grinding poverty” while learning entirely new skills and being forced out of their formerly climate controlled and comfy suburban homes – doing work like processing firewood and carefully splitting chunks of white oak all day long to make shingles. The shingles were formerly available at Home Depot and made from tar and other petroleum byproducts. But in the new world made by hand, roofing will be made from other materials obtained naturally, like wood or slate. Don’t like that situation? Well, you can always go look for a dry cave to live in. That might work……

          • BackRowHeckler February 25, 2023 at 9:45 am #

            Well, it seems there’s still plenty of swag sloshing around now, Woody. Last week Biden pledged $500 million to Ukraine; yesterday, another $2 billion. Another commitment that seems to have avoided scrutiny is Biden’s offer (apparently a done deal) to finance Ukraine’s Social Security and Military Retirement pension system, as well as the salaries of Ukrainian Civil Servants & teachers. Who sez the USA isn’t flush with cash? We got money to burn!

            So far the total tab for Ukraine is about $150 billion. And just yesterday Sec.of Treasurey Yellin remarked we’re Ukraine until victory is achieved, no matter how long it takes. So that $150 billion could be just a down payment, “A small price to pay to protect Democracy. ” lol.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 25, 2023 at 10:55 am #

            We could have a field day, you and I, Woodchuck…

            We’d need nails for the shingles, yes? Maybe we can scavenge a few at the derelict Home Depot. There’s gotta be some lying around somewhere…

            How about a reciprocal found-light-timber rope-bound roof along a dry-stacked stone double-cylindrical wall along the lines of a Trullo?

            So insulated with cobble and/or sand in-between. Then how do we waterproof the roof? Thatch? What if we can’t find reeds? Bundlers of sticks? Don’t know. Leaves? Sod? Moss? Hand-woven and maybe oiled or beeswaxed canvas? Maybe. Same for the ‘windows’ perhaps if we can’t, or until we can, find/plunder some glass, although how do we frame it?

            The floor: Large rocks? Soil? Sand? Clay? Straw/Grass? Mixed? Piss is apparently a good binder.

            Apparently we can do tar or thereabouts with wood-burning but I forget, and it’s energy-intensive if recalled too. I think we can get rudimentary soaps that way with animal fat. But then we have to catch an animal. What if we have no gun? Traps? Knitting and/or weaving nets? With what fibre? Don”t know. What the hell is growing around here?…

          • Paula D February 25, 2023 at 11:32 am #

            The best investment you can make now is to buy landfills.

            Then after the crash you charge people to scrounge through 60 years of discarded treasures, looking for salvageable and useful items.

            Also, plastic. We will be burning plastic to keep warm.

          • messianicdruid February 25, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

            “Then how do we waterproof the roof?”

            I was opening a can of beans one time and held up the can end and said [ jokingly ] to my cousin Marvin, “I wish I could think of something to do with these”. He responded, “Save them up and use them to shingle your house”. He was quite serious.

          • badberries February 25, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

            Everything that’s coming apart today is a direct result of actions taken by the Central Bank of the USA (aka the Fed).

            Soon the taxpayers won’t be able to fund the salaries or pension promises. One by one property owners will see their homes being sold to pay off tax liens.

            T. Jefferson told us 200+ years ago that we would end up homeless on the streets of the country that our grandfathers built.

          • Paula D February 25, 2023 at 7:41 pm #

            The jet stream that blew across the US a couple of weeks ago blew a tree limb onto my daughter’s house and damaged a shingle.

            My son-in-law used an old license plate to repair it, rather than call the insurance company and get a bid from a roofer to reshingle the entire roof.

            That is the same jet stream that blew the balloon south that is still causing some people to lose sleep.

        • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

          Jefferson saw it all. As did Hitler.

          Imagine believing that the International Bankers wanted the real Nazis – racist Nordic supremacists, fanatical empire building Nationalists who not only discerned the plans of the Bankers but hated them with a passion – to win.

          It boggles the mind. But several posters here believe just that. All because the International Bankers support Zelensky and his pet nazis. That just means that the nazis are no threat whatsoever. Indeed, they bought them their uniforms to confuse such “intellectuals”. It worked!

          Some big companies like IG Farbin did business with the Nazis. Easily explained: the old model. Back when corporations just wanted to make money for God’s sake. As Schwab said, It took a long time for the stakeholders to get on board with the Bankers.

          Were there loans? Possible. Does that mean they wanted them to win? Uh, no. They funded the South too. Do you think the racist, aristocratic, Southern agrarians fitted into their paradigm as well as the Yankee capitalists and their mania for immigration and cheap labor? If so, you are deluded and have forgotten your original premise.

          Were those loans paid back by the losers in other ways – by “other’ or brother bankers? Not sure. Quite possibly. They’re a very tight group after all.

          Why then? Why loan to them? To keep all doors open just in case. In case the South had been able to stave off the North. In case the Nazis had been able to stave off the Allies. A very remote chance, but if they had developed a super weapon in time, possible. A foot in every door is how they have triumphed. Which side are they on? Always their own.

      • MaryQueen February 25, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

        Yes, the plans are not terrible, and that’s why they will be accepted. It’s what comes along with the 15 minute cities that is awful.

        Again, Julianne Romanello (posts on Facebook) did an exhaustive explanation on what they are doing. It’s not good.

    • SoftStarLight February 25, 2023 at 3:53 am #

      Ruins and dismal and desolate places are preferable to smart pod prisons

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 25, 2023 at 4:53 am #

        The thought occurred to me after posting that, that it’s entirely possible that, by government decree, much of our modes and routes of transportation may be truncated. I can imagine cops at various checkpoints checking to see where we’re going and why and our licenses. Gotta save the climate and fossil fuels and keep within city boundaries. But let the food trucks or special trains in.

        Ready to fight? We’ll see how far we want to have our freedoms curtailed. Covid was the dress rehearsal that may, paradoxically, topple any similar plans before they get off the ground.

        Cops are sitting ducks of course. Armed ducks, but sitting ducks just the same. This is where I strange bedfellow with the woke and their apparent distaste for cops.

        • Woodchuck February 25, 2023 at 9:11 am #

          If cops are sitting ducks for snipers, then they’d be crazy to work at a job for mediocre pay and endure the stress of worrying about being taken out at any second. Broke state and local governments might not have the resources to pay them very much. My guess is the cops will quit and find safer work. My other guess is that we won’t have the resources to spend at least the equivalent of 30,000 dollars a year to house jail inmates. Instead, it will be back to the methods of punishment we had here once upon a time in the old and primitive south. A gibbet in the back yards of local jails, and a return of the whipping post. Instead of some years in jail you spend 5 minutes tied to a post while the skin on your back is getting ripped away. Criminals will fear that experience far more than they will any jails.

          • Paula D February 25, 2023 at 11:34 am #

            Cops will be one more armed gang.

            They already have asset confiscation laws to enrich them.

            They will switch to open shakedowns, not constrained by any laws, permissive as they already are.

          • badberries February 25, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

            A much more effective “re-habilitation” than a whipping post is Falanga, brought to you by the School of the Americas, courtesy of the See-eye-A.

            Every step they take is a reminder to behave.

          • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

            Don’t worry, Woody. The King is coming! The One on the White Horse. Kalki/Christ – the greatest “thug” of all.

            Even Christianity says it: He came the first time as a suffering servant. He will come again as a conquering King.

            Krishna: I incarnate to not only teach the good, but to exterminate the miscreants.

          • Woodchuck February 25, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

            Jarek is writing about the second coming of Christ. The worse things get in America the more talk we’ll hear about the imminent return. So let’s imagine Jesus shows up and is confronted by countless millions of Protestants and Roman Catholics, breathlessly waiting to hear what he has to say, there will be a giant assembly of them there on Judgement Day. Jesus in his white outfit says

            “Ok, I’m here to separate the wheat from the chaff, the right from the left, the sheep from the goats etc, you know the drill. Y’all seem to have been able to manage your differences for the time being in here, making a show of all being on the same page. But that’s only because I’m here and y’all know I can kick your ass if I want to. If I sent y’all back home I bet you’d be back to fussing and fighting with each other over doctrine in no time.”

            “So here’s the deal. You forgot about all the Eastern and Russian Orthodox Christians, they’re all sitting in the back, and there’s not as many of them back there as there are of you up front. I made up my mind as to which side I was gonna pick a thousand years ago after y’all had yer big church fight and quit fellowship and excommunicated each other. And guess what, it’s the people in back that are with ME. I don’t know who in the hell YOU are, and you ain’t coming with me. Depart all ye Western workers of iniquity!”

            Later, Jesus was speaking about people he knew that almost made it but failed, saying – “Alas poor Jarek – I knew him well”.

          • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

            You’re still too small. He’ll be Kalki too. And others.

            And you left out the killing part, you wimp.

        • SoftStarLight February 25, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

          Well that’s interesting. I’m not woke but nevertheless have a distaste for the police. Most of them are simply doing a job. They will obey any orders given because they are in it for a pay check. It’s likely what many people would do anyway. There is a good reason the owners and overlords refer to the mass of people as cattle. I assume there is a substantial number of people who are happy to be cattle. But there is also a significant portion who are not.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 25, 2023 at 4:59 am #

        Planes? Truncated too? Cruise ships? Place your bets…

      • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

        you are drunk
        and i’m intoxicated
        no one is around
        showing us the way home

        again and again
        i told you
        drink less
        a cup or two

        i know in this city
        no one is sober
        one is worse than the other
        one is frenzied and
        the other gone mad

        come on my friend
        step into the tavern of ruins
        taste the sweetness of life
        in the company of another friend

        here you’ll see
        at every corner
        someone intoxicated
        and the cup-bearer
        makes her rounds

        i went out of my house
        a drunkard came to me
        someone whose glance
        uncovered a hundred
        houses in paradise

        rocking and rolling
        he was a sail
        with no anchor but
        he was the envy of all those sober ones
        remaining on the shore

        where are you from i asked
        he smiled in mockery and said
        one half from the east
        one half from the west
        one half made of water and earth
        one half made of heart and soul
        one half staying at the shores and
        one half nesting in a pearl

        i begged
        take me as your friend
        i am your next of kin
        he said i recognize no kin
        among strangers
        i left my belongings and
        entered this tavern
        i only have a chest
        full of words
        but can’t utter
        a single one

        — Translation by Nader Khalili
        “Rumi, Fountain of Fire”, 1991
        Cal-Earth Press, 1994

        • Woodchuck February 25, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

          “So I go in my room, pack up my things and I go
          I slip on out the back door and down the streets I go
          She a-howlin’ about the front rent, she’ll be lucky to get any back rent
          She ain’t gonna get none of it
          So I stop in the local bar you know people
          I go to the bar, I ring my coat, I call the bartender
          Said look man, come down here, he got down there
          So what you want?
          One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
          Well I ain’t seen my baby since I don’t know when
          I’ve been drinking bourbon, whiskey, scotch and gin
          Gonna get high man I’m gonna get loose
          Need me a triple shot of that juice
          Gonna get drunk don’t you have no fear
          I want one bourbon, one scotch and one beer
          One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
          But I’m sitting now at the bar
          I’m getting drunk, I’m feelin’ mellow
          I’m drinkin’ bourbon, I’m drinkin’ scotch, I’m drinkin’ beer
          Looked down the bar
          Here come the bartender
          I said look man, come down here
          So what you want?
          One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
          No I ain’t seen my baby since the night before last
          Gotta get a drink man I’m gonna get gassed
          Gonna get high man I ain’t had enough
          Need me a triple shot of that stuff
          Gonna get drunk won’t you listen right here
          I want one bourbon, one shot and one beer
          One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
          Yeah
          Scratch my back, baby
          Ah
          Now by this time I’m plenty high
          You know when your mouth a-getting dry
          You’re plenty high
          Looked down the bar I say to my bartender
          I said look man, come down here, he got down there
          So what you want this time?
          I said look man, a-what time is it?
          He said the clock on the wall say three o’clock
          Last call for alcohol
          So what you need?
          One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
          No I ain’t seen my baby since a nigh’ and a week
          Gotta get drunk man ’til I can’t even speak
          Gonna get high man listen to me
          One drink ain’t enough Jack you better make it three
          I want to get drunk I’m gonna make it real clear
          I want one bourbon, one scotch and one beer
          One bourbon, one scotch, one beer!

          – from a George Thorogood song

          • Paddys Lament February 25, 2023 at 8:36 pm #

            Ol’ George just gave us three chords and the truth.

          • badberries February 28, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

            Saw George a few years back playing in a casino parking lot. It was a small crowd.

            My wife (of the moment) went to get drinks, she’s gone half an hour so I’m getting thirsty and wander up to the bar, and there she is backstage with George and the band yukking it up.

            Floozy!

            She at least brought me a tee-shirt.

  56. The Man They Call Zazelle February 25, 2023 at 12:24 am #

    “See new Tweets
    Conversation

    ZUBY:
    @ZubyMusic·
    Feb 23

    When will everybody admit the whole Covid-19 ‘pandemic’ response was a scam?

    ——

    Elon Musk
    @elonmusk
    Replying to
    @ZubyMusic

    It’s coming.

    11:47 AM · Feb 23, 2023

    ====

    LOL

    • SoftStarLight February 25, 2023 at 3:48 am #

      I don’t get it. The 2/23 2023 is significant astrologically and numerologically but what is the message? Why should everything be cordoned off by gatekeepers? The injections are called countermeasures. So not a scam at all but a military operation.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 25, 2023 at 4:56 am #

        So am I going to have to look up the word, scam, now? 😀

        • SoftStarLight February 25, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

          Oh I get it now. You’re saying it could be a military operation while at the same time being a scam. Wow. Isn’t it amazing how things can have so many layers!

  57. BackRowHeckler February 25, 2023 at 7:46 am #

    Huh, just happened to run across the fact that worldwide oil demand is coming up on 102 million bpd. That’s according to the IEA. What the hell? What happened to “the end of oil” & “the transition to renewables” I read about every day in The Guardian & the NYTs? I think I’ve been fed a line of sh#t all these years. What do you think?

    • The Man They Call Zazelle February 25, 2023 at 8:33 am #

      Copy what you just wrote, go to Peak Oil Barrel and paste it as a comment in their Petroleum section and see what they say. They ‘bean-count’ this stuff.

    • JohnAZ February 25, 2023 at 11:07 am #

      I think Biden’s Mob and the WEF fully intended to shut down FF for renewables as a power tool when he beat Trump. John Kerry is the world ambassador of the second biggest hoax in history.

      Only when it became apparent that the naysayers were correct and the impossibility of renewable energy generation and the very dubious ascent of EVs became evident that the Biden Mob started its reaction to all improbable situations. It i*notes them. No solution, no action. No political advantage to be had, fugeddaboutit.

      It is of concern to all of us as Peak Oil is coming, proactive solutions are needed now, nuclear plants need to be started now, not when the end of oil starts to become very evident.

      The degree of insanity in the media shows so much with fossil fuels. If we follow their course of action, our energy demise is certain. The last thing we need is for the eco nuts to have final day. The right answer is to use the remaining oil as judiciously as possible and start building electricity generation ASAP. If the econuts want EVs they need to provide two things, cost competitive vehicles and the necessary energy to run all of them. That includes all aspects of going from point A to Point B, cars, buses, trains, airplanes, each needs a solution plan to substitute for FF fifty years from now. That does not mention all the other losses from depleted FF stores, agriculture and plastics topping the list. With continuing inaction, the “End of Times” may be approaching.

      Poetic justice may occur here. The people who will die first are the Gimmes, the folks who want the government to hand every thing to them. The tip of the Gimme spear already exists, the homeless. A really good barometer of the economic decline is watching the adventures of the homeless. Like everything though, the government is ignoring the problem.

      How many years is that going to take, to make a smooth transition? Is it already too late?

      • K-Chien February 25, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

        We need carbon dividends.

        A carbon dividend puts a price on carbon emissions. Revenue from this pricing returns a cash dividend to the public. A carbon dividend is not a tax, is a market-based mechanism. Revenue returns to the public. It does not fund government programs or services.

        A carbon dividend imposes a fee on carbon emissions at their source. At the point of production. The fee is goes to households or individuals on an equal per capita basis. Carbon dividends create a market-based incentive to reduce their carbon emissions. Carbon dividends ensure the costs of reduction are not borne by those who can least afford it. Reduction cost distributes in a fair way.

        Carbon dividends give an incentive for people to shift to low-emission solutions.

        • Woodchuck February 25, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

          “We need carbon dividends.”

          NO!

          • K-Chien February 25, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

            Explain why carbon dividends are bad. You can take a simple ‘no’ and put it where the sun does not shine.

            Man up and explain yourself.

          • JohnAZ February 25, 2023 at 7:39 pm #

            Carbon dividends are a tax. It is a way to punish the carbon producers and try to get them to switch to lower emissions alternatives, It is also a way of getting more money for the worthless governments. That is the last place to put capital if change is needed.

            Except for the largest carbon producers, there are no alternatives.

            And, if the carbon tax is levied, YOU and I will pay for it as the additional cost of manufacturing will just be pushed through to the customer.

      • Woodchuck February 25, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

        “How many years is that going to take, to make a smooth transition? Is it already too late?”

        I encounter this concept all the time. Everyone assumes that they simply must have electricity on demand 24 hours a day in residential areas. They say this because for at least 100 years or so it was considered fashionable and wise to forget and ignore all the living skills our great great grandparents had in the 1800’s. Us electric addicts (I am one) regard all of human existence without electricity as horrifying and primitive. We thought it a good thing that skills and attitudes didn’t get passed down, that something was being lost from one generation to the next.

        And at the moment, everyone is as addicted to electricity as a junkie is to heroin. The addict will tell you nonstop about how great it feels to shoot up, that it’s the ultimate feeling – better than an orgasm they’ll tell ya. Take it away from them and they become horribly sick. They won’t feel much like talking about that aspect of their fun. The electricity addict (and I’m still one) loves all the physical comforts and hedonism that comes our way via electricity. But take it away from us and we become as helpless as a junkie with no dope. We’ll go through severe electric lifestyle withdrawal symptoms – including mental illness – and some of us will even die. At the end of the electric age, just as it will be at the end of the dope age, we’ll ask ourselves if any of it had been a good idea in the first place.

        I’ve only managed to reduce my electric consumption in half. The other half will be much more difficult to give up, and at my age withdrawals might be fatal for me. Maybe it won’t be as bad for the youngsters…….

        • Paula D February 25, 2023 at 7:47 pm #

          I remember Readers’s Digest asked an old woman what her favorite thing was about electricity.

          She said “The vacuum cleaner”.

          The vacuum cleaner? What about lights, radio, TV, cooking?

          Well, I took her word for it. She lived most of her life without electricity, she gets to pick what she likes best.

          • Woodchuck February 26, 2023 at 10:05 am #

            Favorite aspects of electricity would naturally be related to what you do or have done for a living. I was fortunate enough to have received training in carpentry starting in my pre-teen years. The training came from a master professional carpenter and cabinet maker, and he had me starting out using nothing but hand tools. Some of the work grew boring after a while, I was cutting boards with handsaws, drilling holes with hand cranked drills, using block planes etc. But that was the correct way to teach it in my opinion. A few years later I was allowed to start using the electric tools, and using an electric circular saw to cut boards for the first time gave me a great feeling, I had quite a few moments when electric saws and drills were my new favorite thing about electricity – until I had a mishap with a belt sander that removed some skin. Luckily it wasn’t with an electric circular saw.

            If electric energy is a finite resource that will run out some day, wise and responsible use of electricity should have been limited to devices that make the work days much more enjoyable for the professionals like carpenters and mechanics. For the professionals who manage and maintain homes (like a housewife?) etc. – wise use of electricity would of course include vacuum cleaners. Vacuums are of great value to wood working shops as well.

            Irresponsible use of electricity is using it for indoor climate control, drying clothing, electric hot water etc. Those and many other energy hog devices are not necessary at all. It wasn’t until the early 60’s that my parent’s home included air conditioning, and we were in the south. We made it just fine in my opinion with simple electric fans. You can get used to no ac. But once you have it, you’ll get addicted to it and suddenly 90+ degree heat will become unbearable. Being wet and sweaty in the South in high humidity today will cause extreme discomfort and even panic in many persons. Back in the 50’s it was just a way of life.

            JHK has claimed that lack of ac in the Long Emergency will drive many people out of the south and move ’em back up north. I think he is correct.

          • MaryQueen February 26, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

            She must have REALLY hated cleaning the carpet.

        • JohnAZ February 25, 2023 at 7:55 pm #

          Woodchuck

          The problem is not that we are going to reduce electrical use, it is that where the solutions are going for AGW we are going to need much, much more of it.

          Take EVs. I have a Toyota Prime which is a combination hybrid plus 50 mile range EV. In electric mode, I plug it in every night and for local use, do not consume gasoline.

          BUT, I have noticed a 15% increase in my electric bill, which represents the car. That is about 25 to 30 dollars a month. on trips. I do not have to worry about charging stations as the car gets about 35 mpg at 75 mph. The combination has slashed my gas consumption.

          However, EVs have a range of 200 to 350 miles under good conditions. many factors, especially cold, lowers that considerably. so the battery capacity of those autos is 6 times that of the Prime. It takes 6 times more current to recharge those cars.

          Now multiply that by 200 to 330 million automobiles.

          Add on electric heat to the equation. Electric needs for agriculture, and manufacturing.

          I floors me that the idiots in charge cannot put it together that all this is mission impossible and figure who is going to get the goodies, energy wise and who is not. I believe the WEF wants to steal energy from the developed nations, US, and BRICS+ wants all they can get.

          That is what UKraine is the kick off about.

    • MaryQueen February 25, 2023 at 11:23 am #

      Not one company who produces CO2 is doing anything about it.

      It’s on the little guy.

      Recycle! That’s the ticket.

      Stop eating beef, etc.

      LOL

      • K-Chien February 25, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

        We need carbon dividends.

        A carbon dividend puts a price on carbon emissions. Revenue from this pricing returns a cash dividend to the public. A carbon dividend is not a tax, is a market-based mechanism. Revenue returns to the public. It does not fund government programs or services.

        A carbon dividend imposes a fee on carbon emissions at their source. At the point of production. The fee goes to households or individuals on an equal per capita basis. Carbon dividends create a market-based incentive to reduce their carbon emissions. Carbon dividends ensure the costs of reduction are not borne by those who can least afford it. Reduction cost distributes in a fair way.

        Carbon dividends give an incentive for people to shift to low-emission solutions.

        * Republished with a minor correction.

        • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

          But we’ll need bounty hunters who track down offenders, terminate them, and are given their carbon credits.

          They could operate in tandem with or as organ jackers too.

          • K-Chien February 25, 2023 at 4:32 pm #

            There are no carbon credits Sherlock. Every citizen gets the same rebate so it is impossible for their to be offenders. The only offender is an oil company not paying the extraction fee.

        • Night Owl February 25, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

          K-Dog wants to tax plant food.

          The life tax.

          Brought to you by the Death Cult.

          • K-Chien February 25, 2023 at 4:29 pm #

            Don’t be a dumfuck Night Owl.


            A carbon dividend is not a tax, is a market-based mechanism. Revenue returns to the public. It does not fund government programs or services.

            When a direct quote from what you are attacking refutes your phony ass it means you fell through the thin ice.

          • Night Owl February 25, 2023 at 6:03 pm #

            Why should their be a price on carbon dividends (emissions), K-Dog?

          • Woodchuck February 26, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

            There should be a price on carbon dividends in order to provide government jobs for the people doing all the accounting, paperwork, and other chores involved in the transactions. As for the carbon itself, we need more CO2, not less. At the beginning of the industrial age we were critically low in this trace gas in our atmosphere. The more we have of it the faster and better plants grow. It’s called “photosynthesis”.

        • MaryQueen February 25, 2023 at 4:03 pm #

          I don’t buy into the global warming hoax, sorry.

          It’s obvious it’s bullshit when the people selling it fly around in jets, have yachts and 5 megamansions.

          Please wake up.

          • K-Chien February 25, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

            Carbon dividends don’t have to do with global warming by itself. Peak oil is real. Carbon dividends deal with both issues. If you don’t believe in one of these issues I’ll give you a pass. If you think peak oil and global warming are both hoaxes you are an idiot. If so don’t be telling me to wake up.

            Go back to sleep.

          • Night Owl February 25, 2023 at 6:04 pm #

            The amusing part is that you cannot prove peak oil or global warming, K-Dog.

            This might make you an idiot, no?

          • toktomi February 25, 2023 at 7:27 pm #

            @Mary

            Could it be that you are confusing the possible reality of global warming with the propaganda and machinations of ptb’s?

            There really isn’t anything that can be done about global warming short of reducing industrial activity by 90% or some such whopping factor.
            …nighty night

            ~toktomi~

          • toktomi February 25, 2023 at 7:32 pm #

            @Night Owl

            NOTHING is provable.
            The preponderance of the evidence suggests that knowledge is an illusion.

            I could be wrong, but I could also offer you an introduction to the obvious.

            ~toktomi~

          • Night Owl February 26, 2023 at 3:00 am #

            Nothing is provable?

            LOL. Wut?

          • MaryQueen February 26, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

            toktomi no I am not confusing them.

            There is no global warming. Climate change is natural. The Green New Deal fascism that’s soon to be foisted on us is yet another scam.

            Hope that clears it up for you.

          • MaryQueen February 26, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

            “Everyone who disagrees with me is an idiot” – K. Chien

            This is a perfect example of liberal/lefty non-discourse these days.

          • Woodchuck February 26, 2023 at 4:33 pm #

            There’s got to be some cognitive dissonance going on right now in Southern California. National Weather Service San Diego has just issued it’s first ever blizzard warning for San Bernardino County mountain areas. Never in the entire history of the NWS there have they ever issued a blizzard warning of any kind. This is NOT the sort of news that Al Gore was warning us about happening!

        • mrs_saj February 25, 2023 at 6:07 pm #

          No K-Chien. If you want to sign up for this garbage construct, knock yourself out. I am not voluntarily handing over one more iota of control to the government. They have done such a bang up job with ya know:

          Social Security

          The covid response

          Maintaining our national borders

          Solving the drug problem

          Managing our currency

          Balancing the budget

          I can go on for hours, but you get the point. What the hell are you thinking?

          • Paula D February 26, 2023 at 11:52 am #

            Social Security? What do you propose to do with Americans who are too old to work?
            Just let them die?

          • MaryQueen February 26, 2023 at 11:58 am #

            Actually, Social Security is one of the most successful programs the government has ever run. As long as it stays uncorrupted, that is. It keeps old people from dying, as Paula D says.

            Of course, that’s why the greedy politicians can’t wait to get their paws on it.

          • mrs_saj February 26, 2023 at 11:13 pm #

            Sorry ladies, I do not think Social
            Security is a success, at all. And I am talking about government mis-management, please note, I am not bad mouthing the contributors to SS. Over a 30 year period, if those who are forced to contribute to SS were instead forced to put the same amount into the S&P index and leave it there for the 30 years, they would come out far, far ahead. Instead, because it’s government staffed and managed, the contributor / tax payer gets a far lower return. The old people are getting screwed.

            Anyway, my point is about government ineptitude….

            The federal tax code

            The Dept of Education

            Etc…..

        • Paula D February 25, 2023 at 7:55 pm #

          It isn’t really market based, though. It is an attempt to make carbon usage more fair.

          You can see that the average American doesn’t want that.

          Therefore we will go to the actual market-based solution, where the price of oil and gas rises and only those with money can afford it.
          The rest can just adjust their behavior to deal with it.

          Poor people already can’t afford cars. Their carbon footprint is low.
          Rich people have private jets. Their carbon footprint is high.

          It will just continue to split like that if the market takes its natural course.
          And guess what? People will move to walkable communities because that is what people without cars do.

          No point in trying to make it more fair, there is too much opposition. Until it hits them, of course, then there are cries and lamentations. Whatever.

          Just let the market take its course.

    • toktomi February 25, 2023 at 7:19 pm #

      @BackRowHeckler

      First, I think that 102 E6 bpd sounds like an odd number. But, hey, if that number came from a gov’t agency…
      must be true, eh?

      Then, I have wonder about “demand” versus actual production.

      So, let’s allow that production is in the neighborhood of demand. WTF? Fracking oil?
      Where the EROEI maybe exceeds 1 by a sliver.
      Where the whole industry is an unprofitable economic stimulation endeavor and never has been an energy production endeavor.

      Finally, I think that it sounds odd that you may have ever bought-in to the renewables myth.

      ~toktomi~

  58. SteveK9 February 25, 2023 at 9:49 am #

    In my home State of NH, half of the 400 House Representatives elected in 2022 were Democrats. How does one even explain that?

    • SoftStarLight February 25, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

      Well, a portion of the explanation at least is of course ballot and election fraud

    • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

      Immigration? Southern New Hampshire as Greater Boston?

      How many Hispanics have you got now? It’s “predicted” (planned) that they will be the majority by the end of the century.

      One day I was at Hampton Beach enjoying everything. I saw a small group of Hispanics studying the White crowd, the gleam of the Conquistadore slightly evident. They knew they could triumph over such distracted people.

  59. D from OR February 25, 2023 at 10:41 am #

    JHK!

    Your column from Monday was read live on the “Quite Frankly” show on YouTube.

    Frank is a great guy with a 2 hour live weekday show (7-9 eastern) he broadcasts from NY (Westchester county area I believe). His show is well-produced and has great guests. Just a guy out there doing it on his own.

    I don’t know who turned him on to Clusterfucknation but he loved the column so much he read the entire thing and said not one word would he change.

    You have him as a new fan and probably many others! Well done!

    • MaryQueen February 25, 2023 at 11:38 am #

      That is so awesome. Well done, JHK.

    • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

      Patriot website, Western Rifle Shooters, features his column every week.

  60. Paula D February 25, 2023 at 11:38 am #

    Although the western leaders like to personalize and demonize the Latest Enemy, hurling insults and invective, Putin just stuck to the generic term “the west” when talking about how batshit crazy our ruling overlords are.

    Proof, Spain just passed new laws:

    After two years of battles among deputies, the Congress finally approved a law on transgender people.

    Teenagers aged 16 will now be able to change the gender in their identity documents without parental consent. They can do this even if they are not on hormone therapy and without a medical diagnosis of “gender dysphoria” (which will soon be removed from the classification of diseases altogether). Minors between the ages of 14 and 16 can also change their gender if their parents consent. However, if the parents refuse, a legal defender can be appointed to resolve the conflict for the minor and push for the “transitioning”.

    Single gays and “fertile transgender people” now have access to assisted reproduction. It was previously only available to married women or women who have a heterosexual partner.

    The words “mother”, “woman” or “man” will be abolished from all regulations and, in accordance with the norms of inclusive language, replaced with phrases such as “pregnant parent”.

    Amendments have also been made to the law “On the Protection of Animal Rights”. Now bestiality is not considered a crime and is not punishable by law, unless the animal has received “a serious injury requiring veterinary treatment.” Previously, article 337.1 of the Criminal Code provided for punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of three months to one year for bestiality. Now it has been removed from the Spain’s Criminal Code, along with the concept of “sexual exploitation of animals.”

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    • MaryQueen February 25, 2023 at 11:40 am #

      Hell in a handbasket.

      • K-Chien February 25, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

        The right to be a fool will not be infringed.

    • stelmosfire February 25, 2023 at 11:45 am #

      If I marry my dog will she be eligible for health care under my medicare plan? Vets are expensive.

      • badberries February 25, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

        No, but you both can use handicapped parking.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle February 25, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

      Looks like the continuation of a multifaceted war on people by their government parasites. The parasites have been alerted to their hosts’ increasing restlessness (riots, demos and so forth) from the heavier infestations (more radical economic fluctuations) and so are hanging on increasingly harder and more aggressively.

    • JohnAZ February 25, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

      I can just imagine that the governments of Sodom and Gomorrah passing laws just the same on their descent into ignominy.

      A superior Judge took care of the beasts of those two cities, in one fell swoop.

      • K-Chien February 25, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

        Here come da judge.

    • SoftStarLight February 25, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

      Also let’s keep in mind that a part of this is ritual humiliation. The overlords are Satanists. If not in true practice then generally at a more base spiritual level. So part of their control and sense of enjoyment is humiliating and mocking those they control by making them act against themselves. They can then say, see we didn’t really do it, they wanted it. It’s a psychopathic way of thinking but people really need to start incorporating this understanding into their worldviews. It will all start making more sense.

      • MaryQueen February 25, 2023 at 4:00 pm #

        Yes, you are spot on. This is definitely ritual humiliation. And actually, on a smaller scale than what they do at the fashion shows and awards shows, where they force the famous like Brad Pitt to do satanic symbols and wear dresses. I’m guessing you’ve read Vigilant Citizen, he does a lot of coverage of that.

        So what they are doing to hollywood elites who sold their souls, they are doing to the public at large as well.

      • Islander February 25, 2023 at 5:34 pm #

        ” So part of their control and sense of enjoyment is humiliating and mocking those they control by making them act against themselves.”

        Manipulation 101.

    • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

      The only answer is get your kids out of public schools and off social media. Do parents have the will to do this? No. In many cases they can’t since the mother has to work too. That’s where we went so very, very wrong, right Paula?

  61. Disaffected February 25, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

    Curious circumstance this morning. I watch a three part NetFlix DocuSeries this morning on the coastal SC family of Alex Murdaugh’s murderous, drunken, and various other criminal shenanigans over the past ten years or so. It’s the kind of story you hear about every now and then, usually coming out of little backwoods places where familial power is often accrued by questionable means and open corruption rules the roost thereafter. You can get an overview here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_of_Alex_Murdaugh.

    Quite interesting case, to say the least, all the more so I thought because I’d never heard about any of it before, so it was all brand new to me.

    So, got through the series and came upstairs to look at the computer for a bit, and what do you know by that the lead story on my Google News Feed is the Alex Murdaugh, which is just now finally getting to court. Hmm… think they aren’t connecting all the dots about everything we say, do, read, and watch? As far as I know this entire saga is still mostly a regional story in and around South Carolina, but oops! there it was.

    • K-Chien February 25, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

      Wait until your phone calls you and tells you that you are ‘gone-ah ‘die’.

      You know you have been saying things online not popular with the deep state when that happens.

    • SoftStarLight February 25, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

      And more casualties of the opioid crisis. Well yeah, the architecture for the surveillance state is already in place and getting more fine tuned everyday. That is why they are talking about things like the 15 minute cities now.

      • MaryQueen February 26, 2023 at 11:55 am #

        You bet! How did they manage to get Murdaugh? His phone and his son’s snapchat, other surveillance.

        And of course, every day now I see people in my ‘hood respond to what is now rampant reports of thefts as “GIVE US MOAR CAMERAS!! CAMERAS EVERYWHERE!!”

        So one of the things social media is doing is showing people how much crime is going on. I don’t have any way of proving crime hasn’t gone up (it probably has, given economy and all the other stuff) but now it really appears to be much more than it is because people can see every crime on Facebook or reported on NextDoor.

        People will welcome being chipped for the convenience and perceived safety with open arms.

    • MaryQueen February 25, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

      I don’t know how you’ve avoided the Murdaugh case, but then again, I watch a lot of true crime, so it probably was suggested for me (on YouTube). It’s kind of like the Moscow college murders, big following, lots of coverage.

      Not sure the dad pulled the trigger but if he didn’t, he put a hit on his fam.

      He was addicted to opioids and out of options.

      • Disaffected February 25, 2023 at 5:53 pm #

        Great series. I was even more surprised when the kid who lost his girlfriend in the boating “accident” still defended the Murdaugh kid in the aftermath. I would’ve killed the bastard immediately. But then again, the kids were damn stupid to be hanging out with the drunken bastard in the first place, so in a sense, they got what they asked for.

        • MaryQueen February 26, 2023 at 11:52 am #

          In my experience, spoiled kids who like to go out and get drunk and drive vehicles will forgive other ones who die or kill someone. It might be a youth thing. I suppose they can’t admit it’s horrific or that is the end to their party. Something like that.

          • Disaffected February 26, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

            Tragic that the most level-headed one of the bunch with seemingly the most to live for was the one who got killed. But it always seems to work out that way.

      • mrs_saj February 26, 2023 at 11:28 pm #

        MaryQueen,

        I watch a lot of true crime, too, particularly the advances in forensics which is technology driven. Something I don’t understand about the Moscow Idaho, Kohberger case or the Carolina Murdaugh case is that both of these guys had a fairly decent exposure to electronic forensics. According to the 19 page affidavit of probable cause, Bryan Kohberger had a degree in cloud based forensics. Murdaugh had a lot of trial experience with exposure to phone records and the like.

        Of course both men get the presumption of innocence. But how are these two so dumb about how their phone works?

  62. MaryQueen February 25, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

    One of the funniest stories, starring freak Sam Brinton.

    https://youtu.be/SUwXHA8WHd0

    • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

      Just as when Blacks do something – and they always are – they have good Blacks to report on it to “balance” out our perspective, Tucker has good gay Chadwick Moore report on this radioactive faggot.

    • K-Chien February 25, 2023 at 3:15 pm #

      I want to see and hear freaks to pick up on things which betray the brainpan filth.

      httpX://youtu.be/ML85PFluEoE

      Before becoming deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition at the Department of Energy Brinton was vice president of advocacy and government affairs at The Trevor Project, an LGBT activist group.

      I looked at the Trevor Project website. A thought came to me.

      Brinton was hired for his bullshit abilities. The Trevor Project has ‘research’. Watching Brinton talk, he has a way of using friendly actions, mannerisms and phrases in a self-serving manipulative way.

      At the start of his talk Brinton apologizes to the audience in advance for moving around while he talks. It is just what I do he says. The truth is he moves around to manipulate. Brinton needs the audience to give him their permission to be manipulated. Hypnotists do this. They need permission of their subjects to do their thing.

      Brinton says he uses humor when he talks. But this is not the excited utterance of a normal person under stress. Brinton made his statement with calculation, to manipulate.

      From the Trevor Project:

      “Our original research is examined, in depth, through the lens of intersectionality by way of our national survey, research briefs & reports, and peer-reviewed journal articles.”

      If that is a not a way of admitting to lying without saying you are lying, WTF is?

      Peers who suck dick I would say.

      Brinton would have made a fine Nazi guard at a concentration camp. Brinton was born 100 years too late. This fucker would go crazy with a whip.

      Brinton, before he fucked himself in the ass, he had a promising career giving intellectual lube jobs.

      Of course he would be invited to Google to talk. AI needs to use the same kind of bullshit and insincere tricks Brinton uses.

      Someone needs to write a sci-fi story about a robot who uses AI to sell people things. The robot is given all the tricks humans use to pull the wool over a sales lead’s eyes. The robot can have a silicone hide and look like Brinton.

      In the story the robot will be a perfect salesman who nobody can resist. From there the theme can go 100 ways.

  63. anmariwakaranai February 25, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

    ://www.brighteon.com/1f82e08a-3dc8-4515-8e55-4842af155026

    This is the link to Michael Yon talking about 1000 per day military being bussed from Panama to the US. Natural news video interview.

    • Islander February 25, 2023 at 5:40 pm #

      I watched the show but didn’t see any discussion of the 1000 people gathered in Panama.

      • anmariwakaranai February 26, 2023 at 1:00 am #

        They started with Palestine then M Yon talked about the jungle in Panama, warriors being bussed to the US border on. Your. Dime. Towards the end he says 1000 p/day.

  64. Jarek February 25, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

    Canto XLV
    BY EZRA POUND
    With Usura

    With usura hath no man a house of good stone
    each block cut smooth and well fitting
    that design might cover their face,
    with usura
    hath no man a painted paradise on his church wall
    harpes et luz
    or where virgin receiveth message
    and halo projects from incision,
    with usura
    seeth no man Gonzaga his heirs and his concubines
    no picture is made to endure nor to live with
    but it is made to sell and sell quickly
    with usura, sin against nature,
    is thy bread ever more of stale rags
    is thy bread dry as paper,
    with no mountain wheat, no strong flour
    with usura the line grows thick
    with usura is no clear demarcation
    and no man can find site for his dwelling.
    Stonecutter is kept from his stone
    weaver is kept from his loom
    WITH USURA
    wool comes not to market
    sheep bringeth no gain with usura
    Usura is a murrain, usura
    blunteth the needle in the maid’s hand
    and stoppeth the spinner’s cunning. Pietro Lombardo
    came not by usura
    Duccio came not by usura
    nor Pier della Francesca; Zuan Bellin’ not by usura
    nor was ‘La Calunnia’ painted.
    Came not by usura Angelico; came not Ambrogio Praedis,
    Came no church of cut stone signed: Adamo me fecit.
    Not by usura St. Trophime
    Not by usura Saint Hilaire,
    Usura rusteth the chisel
    It rusteth the craft and the craftsman
    It gnaweth the thread in the loom
    None learneth to weave gold in her pattern;
    Azure hath a canker by usura; cramoisi is unbroidered
    Emerald findeth no Memling
    Usura slayeth the child in the womb
    It stayeth the young man’s courting
    It hath brought palsey to bed, lyeth
    between the young bride and her bridegroom
    CONTRA NATURAM
    They have brought whores for Eleusis
    Corpses are set to banquet
    at behest of usura.

    N.B. Usury: A charge for the use of purchasing power, levied without regard to production; often without regard to the possibilities of production. (Hence the failure of the Medici bank.)

    Jarek: Dedicated to Messi for his correction of Anthea and Q anent the absolute difference between interest (defined traditionally) and usury on this day February 25, in the year of our Lord, 2023.

    • Q. Shtik February 26, 2023 at 12:22 am #

      seeth no man Gonzaga his heirs and his concubines – Jar quoting Lb

      ======

      Gonzaga just beat St Mary’s by 9.

      • Disaffected February 26, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

        How’s Ruckers doing lately, Q.? They gonna make the tournament again this year, or not? I know they lost a few in a row after you last posted.

        • Q. Shtik February 27, 2023 at 12:20 am #

          Today Ruckers was down by 19 pts with 17 mins left in the game and they pulled it out and won by 3. The opponent was Penn St and the game was on Penn St’s court.

          RU has lost several games recently which I attribute mainly to the loss of a key player to injury, last name Mag. Another key player, Paul Mulcahy, has had a series of shitty performances.

          They can still make the NCAA playoffs.

  65. hustled enough February 25, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

    Dear JHK Admin,
    “If you think about it at all, can you come up with any good reasons why our country has involved itself in the Ukraine war? To defend democracy, many say? An emptier platitude does not exist in the vast slippery lexicon of spin. To thwart Russia’s imperial overreach? You apparently have no clue about Ukraine’s history, ancient or modern. To incite an overthrow of the wicked Putin by his own people? The Russian president is more popular there now than even John F. Kennedy was here in 1962.”

    You asked the questions, sir, let me answer them. Russia conquering Ukraine is not in the US or European interests because:
    1. It is never good ignoring Russia’s historical assertive expansionist tendencies. Russia historically expands. Put this FACT together with a leader who wants to revive the glory days of the Soviet Union and Peter the Great, and this makes expansionism the default setting for Russia moving into the future. Putin has been doing this in Georgia, Belarus, Chechnya, and Ukraine. The only question I have for you and others who support your position, JHK Admin, is what is your line in the sand for “enough”? If Russia took Ukraine, and incorporated it, would you say that is enough? Or would you agree to the Baltic States, Moldavia, perhaps even Poland being incorporated into the Russian hegemony? Would I be wrong to say that you think that Russia should be “allowed” to expand back to its USSR days? Or that Europe should be a satellite of Russian influence? That the US should cede its influence in Europe to the Russians? If you or those around you feel this way, please explain why you think that is in the US’ interests—because I don’t think that it is.

    2. Democracy? Maybe the possibility of democracy, but as you know, many of the countries in Europe do not have fully functional democracies (similarly might be said of us here). I am certain that they would take their current messy political situations over Russian Overlordship any day that would snuff out the possibility of democracy as it has done in Russia. And if you take away the pro-war propaganda in Russia, I am pretty certain that there are plenty of Russian who feel the same way, including those who peacefully protested the war and ended up in gaol for years. You are far too keen to ignore others’ agency in the name of “big power practical necessity” then you are our own government that argues similar things, here at home, re Covid, (and perhaps abortion—you are noticeably coy about that) and any of the other multitudes of sins that government here undertake in your opinion that constrain or coerce people’s choices. I am sure you will find your distinction that makes a distinction here to support what appears to be a contradiction in your thinking, but it is based on a skewed reading of Russian history, an apparent lack of evidence (concerning Nazis & bio-labs) and ignores the legitimate aspirations of people (e.g., Ukraine) to not be continually bossed around. Norman Davies in his book, Europe, has a pithy summary of Ukraine’s historical conditioning for those reading this comment who want to get up to speed licketty split.

    3. Putin is “popular” now, in the same way GW Bush was popular after 9-11 and the beginning of the Iraq invasion. Same rally around the flag mentality. Putin has the advantages of an autocratic police state and different cultural norms but even he recognises what you appear to not do: That he has to be very careful. The losses are mounting far quicker—both in men and material—than was the case here during the Iraq war. My prediction—I put the same faith in it as I do in the ones you offer—Russia’s great offensives will fail in their undertakings. The Ukrainians will strike back with success. Before Putin can actually put Russia on a war footing that it needs and which he has begun to do, popular internal unrest will worsen as the dead and deeply wounded begin to noticeably pile up domestically. 1991 was demonstrably more successful in the USSR than 6 Jan 2020 was in this country. I expect that the Ukraine War will play a similar if not more intense role as the drip, drip, bleeding from the Russian Afghan War in the 1980s. Everything moves faster now.

    Finally, as to what Germany might think about possible US involvement in Nordstream? Here is a conjecture for you, if you are going to stick with Hers (still waiting for evidence). Conjecture: The Germans knew and green-lighted it. After all, a tech savvy country like that would also probably know what type of explosive was used, what batch, and where from, and who uses it… They would know who did it. So, why haven’t they fingered the Americans? Because they are on the same side and realise the strategic necessity of cutting energy ties with Russia… Silly, I know, but I thought you would like the contribution! 🙂
    HE

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    • MaryQueen February 25, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

      It’s getting more desperate.

      • Night Owl February 25, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

        The good part is that the HE troll never took any lessons in mass communications.

        🙂

        • K-Chien February 25, 2023 at 4:44 pm #

          The claim that “many of the countries in Europe do not have fully functional democracies” is an overgeneralization that is difficult to verify. While it is true that some European countries face challenges to their democratic institutions and practices, most are considered to be free and democratic by organizations such as Freedom House and the Economist Intelligence Unit. It is also worth noting that the quality of democracy in a country is a matter of degree, rather than a binary distinction between “fully functional” and not.

          The assertion that Russia historically expands and that Putin wants to revive the glory days of the Soviet Union and Peter the Great is partly true, but oversimplified. Russia has certainly expanded its territory through conquest and colonization throughout its history, but it has also experienced periods of contraction and loss of territory. Putin has expressed admiration for the Soviet Union and has pursued policies aimed at restoring Russia’s status as a great power, but his goals and motivations are complex and subject to debate among experts.

          The claim that Putin is more popular in Russia than JFK was in the US in 1962 is difficult to verify and depends on how one measures popularity. It is true that Putin has maintained high approval ratings in Russia for many years, but his control over the media and political opposition means that the expression of dissenting views is often suppressed. Comparing Putin’s popularity to JFK’s in 1962, when the US was in the midst of the Cold War and facing a potential nuclear crisis, is also a somewhat arbitrary and misleading comparison.

          • hustled enough February 26, 2023 at 2:38 am #

            Thank you for your thoughtful reply, K-Chien.
            Actively embracing anti-democratic processes–Hungary and Poland.
            Increasing fragility, fragmentation, being ale to “get things done”–Germany, Netherlands, Spain, UK.
            Having said that, there is much to applaud democratic norms in Europe that constrain populists, so I take your point.

            “Russia has certainly expanded its territory through conquest and colonization throughout its history, but it has also experienced periods of contraction and loss of territory.” And the point K-Chien, is that after such contractions as during the Napoleonic Wars, or at the end of WWI and the Cold War, Russia has done well to increase its territorial reach, and has not been afraid to use state sanctioned violence (e.g., war) to do so. I believe that is consistent with my characterization and not an “over-simplification.”

            As to the third point, that is a point you have with JHK Admin. My point is that popularity is fragile and subject to reverses. Even if one has a tight grip on media outlets.

          • K-Chien February 26, 2023 at 4:44 am #

            “As to the third point, that is a point you have with JHK Admin. My point is that popularity is fragile and subject to reverses. Even if one has a tight grip on media outlets.”

            If I all four of my grandparents were veterans from the Great Patriotic War you would have to do quite a bit to convince me that Putin going after Nazi scum is bad.

          • hustled enough February 26, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

            I grant that, K-Chien, but I would also add that I would want a bit more on that than a state TV telling me so … especially if I was committing my grandchildren to this slaughter…

        • MaryQueen February 25, 2023 at 6:34 pm #

          I didn’t read anything past “Dear JHK Admin”

          • Islander February 25, 2023 at 9:59 pm #

            Me neither.

          • hustled enough February 26, 2023 at 2:23 am #

            And yet, here you are responding to what I write anyway, MaryQueen. That is an interesting bit of “whistling past the graveyard.” Next time, ignore what I write–that is a more believable way to show you haven’t read what I wrote… And I would say the same goes for Islander.
            HE

          • MaryQueen February 26, 2023 at 11:49 am #

            If I want to get CNN-styled propaganda, I’ll just watch CNN.

    • Disaffected February 25, 2023 at 5:56 pm #

      As usual, HE’s assertions are all mirror image and back assward. Must be a hired gun for one of the agencies, as that’s their go to tactic as well.

      • hustled enough February 26, 2023 at 2:44 am #

        Pray tell, why, Disaffected? I merely point out that many things that JHK Admin says about Ukraine & Russia are either untrue historically, or today, not backed by actual evidence as opposed to conjecture. At least I label my conjectures as such. I thought my conjecture was mildly entertaining. Clearly you like JHK Admin’s better. OK then.

    • BackRowHeckler February 25, 2023 at 7:01 pm #

      “Russia’s great offenses will fail in their undertakings.” HE

      On the Duran Alex & Alexander are reporting Bakhmut will fall either tonite or tomorrow. Bakhmut is Ukraine’s Stalingrad, now the entire NATO front will collapse.

      • stelmosfire February 25, 2023 at 7:13 pm #

        Bakhmut is/was a city of 70.000 people. It’s a mess now I read/hear. Why can’t I get the true scoop? I doubt that Bakhmut is anything like Stalingrad 1942. Totally different scale.

      • hustled enough February 26, 2023 at 2:38 am #

        Let us see how squirt does, BackRowHowler.

        • hustled enough February 26, 2023 at 2:39 am #

          My bad, BackRowHeckler–my apologies for the typo on your name. Getting late and my glasses are not the best strength.

  66. MaryQueen February 25, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

    People ask why some people (like JHK) are not shut down. They are, once they get to the magic number of supporters/readers (around 1 million).

    Like Redfish was:

    https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/eu-crackdown-forces-closure-redfish-media

    • K-Chien February 25, 2023 at 5:15 pm #


      We are proud of everything we have achieved, including growing an online community with over one million followers, pioneering unapologetically radical left-wing story-telling to a global audience, becoming a household name for communities struggling against capitalist imperialism everywhere and winning a whole shelf of awards for our documentaries and digital story-telling innovations

      • MaryQueen February 25, 2023 at 6:36 pm #

        1 million starts the harassment, 2 million can get you killed, like naturopath Brandy Vaughan, and others.

        • K-Chien February 26, 2023 at 3:16 am #

          Oh. you take my word on this. Harassment can start at as few as a dozen regular visitors. It may not be the same harassment as a million subscribers gets, but your phone can start calling you and telling you things.

      • hustled enough February 26, 2023 at 3:31 pm #

        I wonder if there is any truth to the claim I have seen reported that Redfish is affiliated with the Russian government? Does anyone have some hard evidence on that?

  67. Disaffected February 25, 2023 at 7:04 pm #

    Line from Dirty Grandpa

    Lenore (Aubrey Plaza) to Dick Kelley (Robert De Niro): “I want you to tear open my bra like you’re opening a Social Security check.”

    Critics panned it as possibly “the worst film they’ve ever seen.” I think it’s one of the best I’ve seen recently. Aubrey Plaza and Robert De Niro were both magnificent in comedic roles.

    • Disaffected February 25, 2023 at 9:56 pm #

      Followed by an 80’s classic, Uncle Buck, with John Candy. One of my all time favorite underappreciated actors who got written off because he was fat. An amazing comedic as well as dramatic actor who truly died too soon. That fat man had both style and panache!

      • elysianfield February 26, 2023 at 11:46 am #

        “underappreciated actors who got written off because he was fat.

        Dis,
        You could argue that he was successful BECAUSE he was fat

        It was the focal point of his humor.

        • Disaffected February 26, 2023 at 12:17 pm #

          That might have had something to do with it, but I’ve always thought he transcended being merely a funny fat man. To wit: Chris Farley, who wasn’t nearly as accomplished, who’s only bit was that he was a ridiculous looking fat man. His shtick got really old, really fast.

    • K-Chien February 26, 2023 at 3:27 am #

      Something moves me to say it is that time of the month.

  68. KesaAnna February 25, 2023 at 9:16 pm #

    ” Yeah, Kesa thinks Blacks could have created the United States just as well as Whites did. Race doesn’t matter.

    So why didn’t they do it in Africa?

    Crickets. ”

    Grrr !

    Actually on this occasion it made me smile , and in good humor too, believe it or not.

    Because for whatever reason I immediately thought of that old classic movie , ” The Ten Commandments ” with Charlton Heston.

    You know some folks to this day think that is a generally accurate history ?

    i.e . Those poor Jews built all those beautiful things on the Nile , while the Egyptians just sat on their asses.

    I suppose Yul Brynner was a good poster boy for Ancient Egypt after all ;

    Once again in as many days I am reminded of Cossacks and Tartars in German Field Grey ;

    What race was Yul Brynner anyway ??

    Apparently in those days , no less than now , Egypt was basically tri – racial ; About equal parts African , Semetic , and Caucasian.

    It is ludicrous to claim that Blacks built the pyramids ,

    but then about equally as ludicrous to say they were built by Caucasians.

    Is saying they were built by Mud People better ?

    Perhaps that is why they had to have been built by Aliens from a Galaxy far away ?

    I have no doubt there were Jews involved somewhere.

    But the Pyramids were clearly public works , and then as now public works are pork barrel ,

    and despite a ton of propaganda , the prime rib of the pork barrel never goes to the lowest.

    Like in the Soviet Union the factories and the hydro – electric dams were not built by concentration camp labor.

    Concentration camp labor did the earth grading — with shovels and wheelbarrows — that the foundations of the factory are built on .

    Even laying cinder block was too cushy and too flattering a job.

    Several hundred Soviet concentration camps were logging camps.

    Not even two – by – fours , just raw logs.

    When I first saw that movie it was Yul Brynner’s character that got all my sympathy.

    Poor Ramses was basically an Ancient Egyptian equivalent of a Reagan Conservative ,

    and here is Hollywood American propaganda shitting on him !

    It doesn’t hurt my feelings though that Edward G. Robinson played an asshole.

    That son of a bitch was ten times the Communist I ever was , but he gets to be a patriotic American.

    I guess his playing a bad guy is the most I can ever expect.

    Humphrey Bogart wasn’t in the Ten Commandments , but there was another really cool , red – blooded American Leftist.

    The story itself is a hoot ;

    Those poor Jews just want their freedom !

    So they are going to march off to …… America ?

    To an Island in the Arctic ( claimed by Canada ) ?

    Or an island in Antarctica ( claimed by Norway ) ?

    Actually the Bible tells you quite entertainingly what happened next ;

    Rather like Imperial Japanese troops they ran around chopping peoples heads off , and fun shit like that .

    Speaking of things people never heard of ;

    Like State Shinto.

    The Japanese were actually the chosen people , and Asia belonged to them.

    In all seriousness though , I am aware that even the greatest of the great in Japan would not look the Emperor of Japan in the eye , because he was a direct descendant of the Japanese mother goddess .

    By extension , he is the father of all ,

    by extension , the Japanese are a chosen people , Japan is a Holy Land , every Japanese is special .

    I do not share that belief , and I do not speak a word of Japanese , and I only heard the address 70 years later ,

    but when the Emperor goes on the radio , and tells the Japanese people directly ,

    ” … we must endure the unendurable … ”

    It breaks my fucking heart.

    Ok , Ancient Egypt — which was tri – racial anyway — that’s all I got ?

    I know a few more things.

    Like the beginning of that Mini – series , ” Roots ” is bullshit ;

    White folks go traipsing off into the African bush to throw nets over Black people.

    No , the slaves were already standing on the beach waiting to go.

    ” Darkest Africa ” was not a reference to skin color , it was a reference to the fact that the map of Africa was largely a blank.

    With few exceptions , the American Civil War was all but over before Europeans had penetrated even fifty miles into the interior of Africa.

    Northern Yankee merchant marine weren’t the only hypocrites in the slave trade.

    That is , the slave trade was already organized internally before the White People even showed up.

    A bunch of Stone Age hunter – gatherer Aborigines organized that ?

    No.

    Granted , I’m no expert on African civilization.

    But I’m no expert on Vietnamese civilization either , except that I know that the French and the Americans were not giving the Vietnamese anything they did not already know about.

    Then there is Rorke’s Drift .

    The Zulu’s arrived at around 2 PM at Rorke’s Drift , and proceeded to launch one assualt after another , after another , against murderous concentrated rifle fire until around midnight.

    At least a dozen failed assaults ?

    Actually anyone who really knows jack about military science will tell you that is the very acme of military professionalism.

    The U.S. Marine Corps , the French Foreign Legion , the Waffen SS ,

    their morale would typically break , they would quit following orders , after the second or third failed assault.

    Admittedly the Zulu does not seem like the most sophisticated society on earth.

    But clearly they had a first class military establishment.

    So what did Africa ever do ?

    Well I think CFN is something of an exception , in that more than a few CFN regulars have actually listened to a Putin interview.

    At least a few also frequent The Saker Blog , a fairly regular feature of which last I checked was a view of the world — from Iran .

    Iranians can actually read and write ?

    Outside of CFN the view of Russia is still pretty much , ” The Russians Are Coming ! ” ( a 50 year old satire )

    Oh , I think the Ukraine war is now generally unpopular.

    But for pretty much the same reason that Iraq , Afghanistan , and Vietnam quickly became unpopular ;

    Nobody really gave a shit to begin with .

    — Understandably so.

    Speaking of Vietnam or Iraq —

    What I have read of African history seems to suggest , at least to me , that it might not be a very popular topic ,

    not because it shows how terrible White People are ,

    but because it might suggest that the currently popular idea that a stranger claiming to care about your household , muscling in to run your household for you , is a sound idea , might typically be a lousy idea.

    At the very least , a cure that is as bad as the disease.

    A few weeks back I read a biography of G.K. Chesterton.

    Around the turn of the 19th / 20th century he wrote a book entitled something like , ” What is wrong with the world ? ”

    Interestingly , what was at the top of his list , happens to be the same thing at the top of my list ;

    Public Education.

    I have NOT read the book ,

    but I’ll take a GUESS at his reasoning why public education is a primary evil.

    We ALL will pay taxes for it , whether we like it or not ,

    but invariably someone else will decide what your kids learn , whether you like it or not.

    And you are a naive ass if you think that other will always be you .

    It could JUST AS WELL wind up being your enemy , someone who hates your guts.

    You think someone fucking your kid is serious ,

    but someone fucking your kids head is always going to be civil , Ivory Tower – type faire ?

    Whatever the failings of the previous system were ,

    this ” solution ” is Yugoslav blood feud stuff in slow – motion.

    Anyway , I have my doubts then that African history would appeal even it were about you.

    • Disaffected February 25, 2023 at 9:50 pm #

      KesaAnna: Education or at least postulation by free association. I like it.

    • MaryQueen February 25, 2023 at 9:52 pm #

      Great read, Kesa Anna.

    • Jarek February 25, 2023 at 11:50 pm #