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Mr. Tolle is onto something. Just take, for instance, a recent column by The New York Times’s op-ed writer Gail Collins: How to Torture Trump. Could she have put it more plainly? Does she not sound like a woman who has gotten advice from an unscrupulous divorce lawyer (excuse the redundancy)? In fact, the USA is looking like a really bad marriage. The yin of America is stuck in an hysterical rage at the yang. Cis-men whose lived experience includes marriage may be familiar with this stratagem. The prudent men often opt to not engage with the hysteria, which almost invariably amps up the hysteria.

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  1. malthuss August 16, 2019 at 9:59 am #

    Tolle talks are on you tube.
    he sat on a park bench for months, till he ‘gained wisdom’ and made million$.

    check him out.

    Funny, at 6 am I started to listen to a Taoist yin yang talk.

    • FallenHero August 16, 2019 at 10:20 am #

      Ironically, ‘Yang’ is the only legit democrat candidate. Talks openly about automation, climate likely being too far gone, and taxing amazon. Of course MSM doesnt give him any time at all.

      • gonetohell August 17, 2019 at 10:30 am #

        Perhaps you missed the part where your hero stated;”……..the Democratic Party can’t find any credible MALE candidates.”
        Of course this is the world according to James Howard Kunstler. Like countless others, Kunstler sells fear. Kunstler knows there’s never a shortage of fools buying.

        • hmuller August 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm #

          Oh gonetohell, it’s like you drop in to visit JHK just to shit on his living room carpet, then scurry off. You are a card!

          • gonetohell August 17, 2019 at 8:14 pm #

            I know, lemmings should come here to simply praise. Oh, then scurry off.

          • hmuller August 17, 2019 at 10:33 pm #

            Don’t be so hard on yourself. You are no lemming. You are a fully grown shit house rat!

          • gonetohell August 18, 2019 at 10:36 am #

            Ouch,I really struck a nerve. Judging by your sensitivity, I’m guessing it’s not the first time you’ve been likened to a lemming. I

    • Ol' Scratch August 16, 2019 at 12:38 pm #

      I see immediately that his greatest talent is cashing in on his “enlightenment.” And all from sitting on a park bench for a few months, you say? I wonder if he shared that bench with Oprah, one of his biggest boosters? Might have to look into that.

    • zone45 August 16, 2019 at 3:34 pm #

      It is hard to earn any Yang money these days. Gin is easier to get than Yin, good for what ails you. We are all born from our mothers, and the female plays the dominant role in many societies.
      Your mom raises you, bosses you around, teaches you how to behave, then turns you out to make a go of it. If you are a male, then you may hook up with a wife, who will lay down the law.
      So guys are pussy whipped right from the start. Since women’s liberation came along, girl power is on the rise. That is ok, but why do they need to use vocal fry and uptalk? It is hard enough to communicate without the nonsense. And you wonder why guys need viagra.

      • Q. Shtik August 16, 2019 at 5:53 pm #

        why do they (women) need to use vocal fry and uptalk? – zone45

        ==========

        Yes, how did these two phenomena of speech ever get started? They are sooooo irritating. And to make it worse, uptalk has totally crept into male speech as well. Every statement is a question. Heaven help us!

        • sophia August 16, 2019 at 6:06 pm #

          What is vocal fry?

          • Q. Shtik August 16, 2019 at 6:25 pm #

            Google it. The explanation comes across as rather technical and isn’t much help. You need to listen to a couple of you tube examples.

          • hmuller August 16, 2019 at 6:43 pm #

            Imagine speaking in a pitch so low you sound like Henry Kissinger calling whales.

    • hmuller August 16, 2019 at 6:48 pm #

      Yin takes no prisoners. Andy Warhol was hardly the Marlboro Man poster boy for toxic masculinity, but the radical feminists shot him down anyway. Total bitches!

      • zone45 August 16, 2019 at 8:07 pm #

        It is tough time to be a young man these days.
        The women are like storm troopers, emasculate the men.
        Common sense and real romance are a lost art.
        So we send them off to war, to die before they ever got a chance to live. World gone mad.

        • Uncle Bob August 16, 2019 at 9:52 pm #

          Indeed. Come up with batshit insane ideas, make a fuss about them being the only options while batting down any suggestions from the guys, then throwing a shit fit when it becomes apparent that the guys were right all along — possibly with the added fun of women projecting the insanity upon the men and/or screaming “This is all YOUR fucking fault, asshole!” in public, so the opprobrium of several women is instantly directed at some poor schmuck whose only sin was suggesting they paint the room while the furniture was out of the room instead of painting around it, leading to splotches of paint all over the new recliners and couch. This is why many men, myself included, just let them do whatever the fuck they want while reading more JHK and other sites (sort of like Peter Boyle in Young Frankenstein), since we know doing anything else will lead to the guillotine or worse.

          • zone45 August 16, 2019 at 10:20 pm #

            Hey Uncle Bob, you sound like my brother.
            Any way that you move, you loose.
            He calls his wife Clitler.
            A marriage is a two way street, should be a partnership.
            Not always in balance, it is a dynamic event.
            If you are a family man and dedicate your life to your wife and children, you should get a little bit of respect.

          • hmuller August 16, 2019 at 10:56 pm #

            If robotic sex partners are perfected in the future, we’ll see who’s sorry and needy then. Oh yeah, enjoy things while you can, ladies!

          • gonetohell August 19, 2019 at 8:58 am #

            The only “ladies” hmueller is familiar with require a bicycle pump. He speaks now of his desire for their replacement with “robotic sex partners.” A long overdue upgrade.

  2. thenuttyneutron August 16, 2019 at 10:03 am #

    This drama is just the opening act to what will surely be an uglier election season than the one that preceded 2016.

    I am interested in knowing how the DNC candidates are going to walk back their insane policy positions taken during the DNC debates once a selection has been made.

    • malthuss August 16, 2019 at 10:05 am #

      I hear some ads for Tulsi and her points–
      Immigration
      Climate Change.

      Typical dem yakking points.

      • FallenHero August 16, 2019 at 10:21 am #

        Climate change is very real, but the dems do nothing to combat this short of occasional talking points or about how (white) america needs to stop doing X. Of course they never mention most of the world’s problem is caused by india and china.

      • JohnAZ August 16, 2019 at 10:40 am #

        Immigration is obvious, too many unskilled folks weigh down the social safety net, which drives up the debt. Leftist, heck, rightists too, the Deep State, have no concept of money vs. wealth, I have not figured out if it is just politics or just sheer stupidity. Or both. Maybe Politics=stupidity.

        Climate change I half way agree with. As a believer in trend analysis, the trends definitely are getting warmer. Leftists want shock treatment, “we only have ten years left”. Rightist reaction is to ignore the issue and it will just fade away. Neither option will work. The right way of handling this is for the Right to join in with the Left in the monitoring of CO2, consistent monitoring of the temperature of the air, sea water and land along with sea level, monitor magnetic field perturbations, sun activity etc. to put together a total picture of what is happening. Credibility with the total picture of CC comes from accumulation of data and that acknowledgement of AGW will not be complete without this proof.

        In today’s world, this is impossible so CC will continue to have nothing done about it. The American public is not going to give up its love of big vehicles without dictatorial command.

        Hmmm. Who is seeking a socialistic dictatorship in America? Maybe that is the Left’s reason for its vitriolic attitude about climate change.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 16, 2019 at 11:31 am #

          In other words, keep studying the problem as a way of avoiding doing what the problem indicates – that of cutting back our industrial civilization. You are obvious to everyone but yourself.

          And again, I think these people are nuts, but at least they have the courage of their convictions – which are being used by the Evil Elite to destroy the West.

          • malthuss August 16, 2019 at 11:47 am #

            Not sure what you mean.

          • JohnAZ August 16, 2019 at 2:38 pm #

            Nope. I am not sure that cutting back on industrial civilization is going to do anything for CC, that is my point. How many people are going to die to implement AOCs GND?

            I agree 100% on your comment about the globalists. The biggest joke is that they care one iota about the effects of CC on the folks, only about the power it gives them.

        • messianicdruid August 16, 2019 at 11:51 am #

          “Rightist reaction is to ignore the issue and it will just fade away.”

          Some consider adaptation, as in moving [ immigrating ] north.

          • messianicdruid August 16, 2019 at 12:33 pm #

            51st State? Please do it!

            theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/15/donald-trump-greenland-purchase-denmark

          • zone45 August 18, 2019 at 4:04 pm #

            In the long run Greenland will melt down and may become a great destination and habitat. So the desire to acquire that place may be a brilliant idea. When push comes to shove, a powerful nation will just invade and take it.
            Getting back to the Yin/Yang topic, the trend is favoring powerful women. The day will come when the USA elects a female leader. It may come sooner than later. That is right, man is smart, woman is smarter.
            youtu.be/KABw4n2UwgY

          • BornToKillPeace August 18, 2019 at 4:27 pm #

            zone45,
            If by smarter you mean more vengeful and less likely overall to cut their losses when they know they are in the wrong, then yeah.

            I keep trying to explain to people subtly (outside of here) that most of our behavior and organization is reflected and goes back to our evolution through the hunter-gather process, but the idea seems too much for those not already initiated by their own interests in who and what we are.

            Men literally had to “bring home the bacon” and find the right way with the less amount of struggle and loss.

            Women just had to be the most loud mouthed and persuasive among other women.

            Now there is nothing separating women/men socially or work wise for the most part and they know we can’t just hit them, so there is nothing stopping them.

        • K-Dog August 16, 2019 at 12:37 pm #

          “Trees are bio-solar battery banks who’s depletion accelerates atmospheric degradation and loss. We lost half the trees in 2,000 years, most in the last 60. That’s what physicists say, but I never trust physicists or priests, or anyone over 30 or under 25, but I trust trees, bees and my telepathic dog.” <-LR

          • zone45 August 16, 2019 at 10:44 pm #

            Hey Dog,
            You got that right. Trees are the answer.
            And bees and birds and butterflies.
            It is right in front of our faces.
            Just yesterday a dove made a mistake and fell down my chimney. I happen to have a shop in my basement, so I noticed what happened. I turned on the lights and saw it hanging from a wire, then it rushed into a corner to get away from me. I gently persuaded it to perch on a broom stick and took it into my hands and brought it upstairs and set it free out my back door. It flew up into the trees.
            I saw it later and it was doing OK.
            Doves are not the smartest birds in the world, but I hope it learned a lesson. It was an amazing experience for me.
            Kind of weird and crazy. Doves are a symbol of peace.
            So there is a message.

          • BornToKillPeace August 18, 2019 at 4:32 pm #

            zone45,
            I sorted of dogged you up top a few posts from here and then you wrote that wonderful thing. You’re very right about the 3B”s and Trees.

            Our next WPA needs to employ the vast underemployed and unemployed to plant trees and tear up all the unused parking lots and paved over spaces.

            Let’s replant Eden. I’m sure the pharma/alcohol companies wouldn’t approve as they know their depression drug stocks would go decrease

        • Sean Coleman August 16, 2019 at 12:43 pm #

          JohnAZ

          The problem with monitoring it is that the data are unreliable. There are satellite measurements and land-based ones and it is complicated by heat islands effects. Actually, it is more than unreliable and definitely dodgy. Then there is another layer of mendacity laid on top of that, which is the media reporting.

          Here is a Dutch example I came across recently.

          youtube.com/watch?v=S2Bm2HD0NRk

          It is in Dutch but subtitled. It is an interview with a Marcel Crok called Het Raadsel Van De Verdewenen Hittegolven (the mystery of the vanishing heat waves). The Dutch Met Office recently recalculated the fifty years worth of temperature measurements at their main weather station up to 1950-51, which was when they changed the measuring apparatus. They had to apply a bit of statistical ‘homogenization’ and sundry dodgy practices, of course, and guess what? The high temperatures for the early period were revised downward and most of the heat waves for that period disappeared accordingly (just like the Mediaeval Warm Period also vanished). There had been more of them in that first half a century than in the subsequent 67 years but that is all changed now and we can see that the rate of heat waves is increasing, because of global warming!

          I expect this is going on all over the world.

          You need to look at the history of the AGW scare as an entity. It fits the collective fantasy pattern. The lately deceased Christopher Booker analysed it very well. Also look at Donna Laframboise’s blog if you haven’t got time for her book. She studied the IPCC. This disgrace of an organization with its ‘100%’ peer reviewed referenced reports is unbelievable.

          There is no uncertainty about AGW, it is quite simply nonsense.

          • Sean Coleman August 16, 2019 at 12:44 pm #

            I am talking about measuring temperatures rather than CO2. The latter has been at much higher levels in the (admittedly distant) past. It is correlated with increased temperatures but lags it rather than precedes it, so that it is far likelier to be the result of (natural) warming than its cause.

          • JohnAZ August 16, 2019 at 2:50 pm #

            That is my point. I do not know if AGW exists at all. There is something causing ice deterioration, high temps in Alaska, tundra melting. The biggest impact on humanity will be when the flow of the Ganges, Irrawaddy rivers runs low due to no glaciers in the Himalayas.

            What I am suggesting is that instead of a bunch of global warming nuts running around spot checking data that looks favorable to them, both sides sign up to a set of consistent reliable monitor points for air temp, water temps, CO2 levels and sea level. Everything has to be measured to reduce statistical noise, for example sea level being measured at the same sites, same schedules especially tidal times, same dates of the year to eliminate heating and cooling effects and current effects. Anything to eliminate other influences. If the data is reliable and repeatable, then it means something.

          • hmuller August 16, 2019 at 6:59 pm #

            If you want to know why the weather is messed up, do the forbidden and take a look at the PTB and their geoengineering efforts. Dane Wiggington has a science based site examining that crime against humanity.

            But we’ve been indoctrinated with “the narrative” that we are responsible for exhaling too much CO2 and must be taxed into neo-feudalism by the Elite to solve the problem.

          • BornToKillPeace August 18, 2019 at 4:35 pm #

            “Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth” – Elana Freeland

        • Uncle Bob August 16, 2019 at 10:01 pm #

          I’m a global war.ing skeptic, both because I know the nimrods have been screeching about only having the years left since 1988 (so we should’ve been dead 20 years ago) and several stories revealing the globalists have monkeyed with both climate models and weather data to get the result they want. Still, I don’t advocate that we pollute all we want and use up all natural resources today, as that’s patently stupid. The big question I have is, it this is a global priblem, why aren’t the Chinese and Indians and others told to not pollute, when they’re free to turn their air black while America is blamed for the problem? Also,who’s going to pay for fixing the problem? I have a suspicion the answer is American taxpayers, right about the time the economy implodes.

          • zone45 August 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm #

            Uncle Bob, it seems like things have got caught up into a race to the bottom. Just burn the candle at both ends. More, faster, better, sell, sell, sell. The media, news, internet, smart phones, and all the plastic crap just continually feed the frenzy. It all seems like a science fiction movie with great effects, until the real storm clouds move into your area and you get a blast of Mother Nature. Then the party is over.
            Every week it becomes more transparent, We are a world gone mad. It is about time the adults in the room step up and take some kind of rational control of the situation.

        • Majella August 17, 2019 at 3:12 am #

          JohnAZ

          So, I’m assuming your issue is not with a dictatorship as such, you just wouldn’t want a ‘socialist’ one?

          The irony is that, If there’s a dictatorship (a real one, not a quasi-deal, conjured duo in the fevered butt-hurt minds of he Right), it’s way more likely to be a Right Wing deal (viz. Gilead)…

          • BornToKillPeace August 18, 2019 at 4:41 pm #

            Reminds us again which group of spectrum-cretins match with the flag of ideology that killed the most people in 20th c?

      • jeff2002 August 16, 2019 at 11:38 am #

        Her main talking point, actually, is ending our trillion-dollar regime change adventures abroad. She should know, since she is a soldier (and in fact at this moment is on Guard service overseas).

        As for the rest, yes, she’s similar to the others. But she’s the only one on that stage talking about the elephant everyone else cares to forget: our nearly two-decade-long eternal wars and what they’re doing to the country, not only abroad but internally.

        • malthuss August 16, 2019 at 11:48 am #

          I’d say ALL US wars after the revolution have been a disaster for the USA.

          • malthuss August 16, 2019 at 11:55 am #

            Also if she said the ‘war[s]’ are for the benefit of Israel, and only for the ‘defense’ industry and Israel, she d disappear faster than, oh, Ron Paul.

            This is what Bibi Netanyahu said while sitting at the head of that private table in Fink’s Bar (transcribed from a secretly recorded audio of Netanyahu at that meeting – words that few Americans, Israelis or others have seen or heard until today):
            “IF WE GET caught, they will just replace us with persons of the same cloth. so, it does not matter what you do. america is a golden calf; and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the world’s biggest welfare state that we will create and control. why? because it is the will of god, and america is big enough to take the hit; so, we can do it again and again and again. this is what we do to countries that we hate. we destroy them very slowly and make them suffer for refusing to be our slaves.” [confirmed by an “attendee” during a debriefing.]

          • Uncle Bob August 16, 2019 at 10:07 pm #

            I dunno. We kind of had to win the War of 1812, or we could’ve returned to the British Empire. Thanks, but no thanks. Also, we got the Southwest by beating Santa Anna, and various colonies/protectorates by beating Spain.

        • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

          Speaking of foreign policy, I seem to have heard something about all the Obama/Clinton State Department emails going to a Chinese “live drop”?
          I don’t know what a live drop is, is the problem; but this did not sound good.

    • JohnAZ August 16, 2019 at 10:45 am #

      Ho, ho!

      Trump will be the trend setter for the campaign and the Dems better bring some big guns to counter him. He has the bully pulpit. The rally’s he holds outdoes anything the Dems have in their armory. Unless they have someone that can equal his rally appeal. None of the 22 qualify.

      Interesting that one of the most sensible and moderate Dems, Hickenlooper just quit. Smart!

      • Majella August 17, 2019 at 3:16 am #

        Latest poll: tRump at 39% against any Democrat – it’s e thirdly possible the proverbial ham sandwich (indicted, obviously) would win against this syphilitic/dementia infested ‘empty suit’

    • Sean Coleman August 16, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

      “I am interested in knowing how the DNC candidates are going to walk back their insane policy positions taken during the DNC debates once a selection has been made.”

      Why would they go back on it? They seem to believe it all and, unlike the cynical politicians of the past, these utopians are going to deliver! How did Merkel’s lot put it four years ago? Wir schaffen es!

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  1. malthuss August 16, 2019 at 9:59 am #

    Tolle talks are on you tube.
    he sat on a park bench for months, till he ‘gained wisdom’ and made million$.

    check him out.

    Funny, at 6 am I started to listen to a Taoist yin yang talk.

    • FallenHero August 16, 2019 at 10:20 am #

      Ironically, ‘Yang’ is the only legit democrat candidate. Talks openly about automation, climate likely being too far gone, and taxing amazon. Of course MSM doesnt give him any time at all.

      • gonetohell August 17, 2019 at 10:30 am #

        Perhaps you missed the part where your hero stated;”……..the Democratic Party can’t find any credible MALE candidates.”
        Of course this is the world according to James Howard Kunstler. Like countless others, Kunstler sells fear. Kunstler knows there’s never a shortage of fools buying.

        • hmuller August 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm #

          Oh gonetohell, it’s like you drop in to visit JHK just to shit on his living room carpet, then scurry off. You are a card!

          • gonetohell August 17, 2019 at 8:14 pm #

            I know, lemmings should come here to simply praise. Oh, then scurry off.

          • hmuller August 17, 2019 at 10:33 pm #

            Don’t be so hard on yourself. You are no lemming. You are a fully grown shit house rat!

          • gonetohell August 18, 2019 at 10:36 am #

            Ouch,I really struck a nerve. Judging by your sensitivity, I’m guessing it’s not the first time you’ve been likened to a lemming. I

    • Ol' Scratch August 16, 2019 at 12:38 pm #

      I see immediately that his greatest talent is cashing in on his “enlightenment.” And all from sitting on a park bench for a few months, you say? I wonder if he shared that bench with Oprah, one of his biggest boosters? Might have to look into that.

    • zone45 August 16, 2019 at 3:34 pm #

      It is hard to earn any Yang money these days. Gin is easier to get than Yin, good for what ails you. We are all born from our mothers, and the female plays the dominant role in many societies.
      Your mom raises you, bosses you around, teaches you how to behave, then turns you out to make a go of it. If you are a male, then you may hook up with a wife, who will lay down the law.
      So guys are pussy whipped right from the start. Since women’s liberation came along, girl power is on the rise. That is ok, but why do they need to use vocal fry and uptalk? It is hard enough to communicate without the nonsense. And you wonder why guys need viagra.

      • Q. Shtik August 16, 2019 at 5:53 pm #

        why do they (women) need to use vocal fry and uptalk? – zone45

        ==========

        Yes, how did these two phenomena of speech ever get started? They are sooooo irritating. And to make it worse, uptalk has totally crept into male speech as well. Every statement is a question. Heaven help us!

        • sophia August 16, 2019 at 6:06 pm #

          What is vocal fry?

          • Q. Shtik August 16, 2019 at 6:25 pm #

            Google it. The explanation comes across as rather technical and isn’t much help. You need to listen to a couple of you tube examples.

          • hmuller August 16, 2019 at 6:43 pm #

            Imagine speaking in a pitch so low you sound like Henry Kissinger calling whales.

    • hmuller August 16, 2019 at 6:48 pm #

      Yin takes no prisoners. Andy Warhol was hardly the Marlboro Man poster boy for toxic masculinity, but the radical feminists shot him down anyway. Total bitches!

      • zone45 August 16, 2019 at 8:07 pm #

        It is tough time to be a young man these days.
        The women are like storm troopers, emasculate the men.
        Common sense and real romance are a lost art.
        So we send them off to war, to die before they ever got a chance to live. World gone mad.

        • Uncle Bob August 16, 2019 at 9:52 pm #

          Indeed. Come up with batshit insane ideas, make a fuss about them being the only options while batting down any suggestions from the guys, then throwing a shit fit when it becomes apparent that the guys were right all along — possibly with the added fun of women projecting the insanity upon the men and/or screaming “This is all YOUR fucking fault, asshole!” in public, so the opprobrium of several women is instantly directed at some poor schmuck whose only sin was suggesting they paint the room while the furniture was out of the room instead of painting around it, leading to splotches of paint all over the new recliners and couch. This is why many men, myself included, just let them do whatever the fuck they want while reading more JHK and other sites (sort of like Peter Boyle in Young Frankenstein), since we know doing anything else will lead to the guillotine or worse.

          • zone45 August 16, 2019 at 10:20 pm #

            Hey Uncle Bob, you sound like my brother.
            Any way that you move, you loose.
            He calls his wife Clitler.
            A marriage is a two way street, should be a partnership.
            Not always in balance, it is a dynamic event.
            If you are a family man and dedicate your life to your wife and children, you should get a little bit of respect.

          • hmuller August 16, 2019 at 10:56 pm #

            If robotic sex partners are perfected in the future, we’ll see who’s sorry and needy then. Oh yeah, enjoy things while you can, ladies!

          • gonetohell August 19, 2019 at 8:58 am #

            The only “ladies” hmueller is familiar with require a bicycle pump. He speaks now of his desire for their replacement with “robotic sex partners.” A long overdue upgrade.

  2. thenuttyneutron August 16, 2019 at 10:03 am #

    This drama is just the opening act to what will surely be an uglier election season than the one that preceded 2016.

    I am interested in knowing how the DNC candidates are going to walk back their insane policy positions taken during the DNC debates once a selection has been made.

    • malthuss August 16, 2019 at 10:05 am #

      I hear some ads for Tulsi and her points–
      Immigration
      Climate Change.

      Typical dem yakking points.

      • FallenHero August 16, 2019 at 10:21 am #

        Climate change is very real, but the dems do nothing to combat this short of occasional talking points or about how (white) america needs to stop doing X. Of course they never mention most of the world’s problem is caused by india and china.

      • JohnAZ August 16, 2019 at 10:40 am #

        Immigration is obvious, too many unskilled folks weigh down the social safety net, which drives up the debt. Leftist, heck, rightists too, the Deep State, have no concept of money vs. wealth, I have not figured out if it is just politics or just sheer stupidity. Or both. Maybe Politics=stupidity.

        Climate change I half way agree with. As a believer in trend analysis, the trends definitely are getting warmer. Leftists want shock treatment, “we only have ten years left”. Rightist reaction is to ignore the issue and it will just fade away. Neither option will work. The right way of handling this is for the Right to join in with the Left in the monitoring of CO2, consistent monitoring of the temperature of the air, sea water and land along with sea level, monitor magnetic field perturbations, sun activity etc. to put together a total picture of what is happening. Credibility with the total picture of CC comes from accumulation of data and that acknowledgement of AGW will not be complete without this proof.

        In today’s world, this is impossible so CC will continue to have nothing done about it. The American public is not going to give up its love of big vehicles without dictatorial command.

        Hmmm. Who is seeking a socialistic dictatorship in America? Maybe that is the Left’s reason for its vitriolic attitude about climate change.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 16, 2019 at 11:31 am #

          In other words, keep studying the problem as a way of avoiding doing what the problem indicates – that of cutting back our industrial civilization. You are obvious to everyone but yourself.

          And again, I think these people are nuts, but at least they have the courage of their convictions – which are being used by the Evil Elite to destroy the West.

          • malthuss August 16, 2019 at 11:47 am #

            Not sure what you mean.

          • JohnAZ August 16, 2019 at 2:38 pm #

            Nope. I am not sure that cutting back on industrial civilization is going to do anything for CC, that is my point. How many people are going to die to implement AOCs GND?

            I agree 100% on your comment about the globalists. The biggest joke is that they care one iota about the effects of CC on the folks, only about the power it gives them.

        • messianicdruid August 16, 2019 at 11:51 am #

          “Rightist reaction is to ignore the issue and it will just fade away.”

          Some consider adaptation, as in moving [ immigrating ] north.

          • messianicdruid August 16, 2019 at 12:33 pm #

            51st State? Please do it!

            theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/15/donald-trump-greenland-purchase-denmark

          • zone45 August 18, 2019 at 4:04 pm #

            In the long run Greenland will melt down and may become a great destination and habitat. So the desire to acquire that place may be a brilliant idea. When push comes to shove, a powerful nation will just invade and take it.
            Getting back to the Yin/Yang topic, the trend is favoring powerful women. The day will come when the USA elects a female leader. It may come sooner than later. That is right, man is smart, woman is smarter.
            youtu.be/KABw4n2UwgY

          • BornToKillPeace August 18, 2019 at 4:27 pm #

            zone45,
            If by smarter you mean more vengeful and less likely overall to cut their losses when they know they are in the wrong, then yeah.

            I keep trying to explain to people subtly (outside of here) that most of our behavior and organization is reflected and goes back to our evolution through the hunter-gather process, but the idea seems too much for those not already initiated by their own interests in who and what we are.

            Men literally had to “bring home the bacon” and find the right way with the less amount of struggle and loss.

            Women just had to be the most loud mouthed and persuasive among other women.

            Now there is nothing separating women/men socially or work wise for the most part and they know we can’t just hit them, so there is nothing stopping them.

        • K-Dog August 16, 2019 at 12:37 pm #

          “Trees are bio-solar battery banks who’s depletion accelerates atmospheric degradation and loss. We lost half the trees in 2,000 years, most in the last 60. That’s what physicists say, but I never trust physicists or priests, or anyone over 30 or under 25, but I trust trees, bees and my telepathic dog.” <-LR

          • zone45 August 16, 2019 at 10:44 pm #

            Hey Dog,
            You got that right. Trees are the answer.
            And bees and birds and butterflies.
            It is right in front of our faces.
            Just yesterday a dove made a mistake and fell down my chimney. I happen to have a shop in my basement, so I noticed what happened. I turned on the lights and saw it hanging from a wire, then it rushed into a corner to get away from me. I gently persuaded it to perch on a broom stick and took it into my hands and brought it upstairs and set it free out my back door. It flew up into the trees.
            I saw it later and it was doing OK.
            Doves are not the smartest birds in the world, but I hope it learned a lesson. It was an amazing experience for me.
            Kind of weird and crazy. Doves are a symbol of peace.
            So there is a message.

          • BornToKillPeace August 18, 2019 at 4:32 pm #

            zone45,
            I sorted of dogged you up top a few posts from here and then you wrote that wonderful thing. You’re very right about the 3B”s and Trees.

            Our next WPA needs to employ the vast underemployed and unemployed to plant trees and tear up all the unused parking lots and paved over spaces.

            Let’s replant Eden. I’m sure the pharma/alcohol companies wouldn’t approve as they know their depression drug stocks would go decrease

        • Sean Coleman August 16, 2019 at 12:43 pm #

          JohnAZ

          The problem with monitoring it is that the data are unreliable. There are satellite measurements and land-based ones and it is complicated by heat islands effects. Actually, it is more than unreliable and definitely dodgy. Then there is another layer of mendacity laid on top of that, which is the media reporting.

          Here is a Dutch example I came across recently.

          youtube.com/watch?v=S2Bm2HD0NRk

          It is in Dutch but subtitled. It is an interview with a Marcel Crok called Het Raadsel Van De Verdewenen Hittegolven (the mystery of the vanishing heat waves). The Dutch Met Office recently recalculated the fifty years worth of temperature measurements at their main weather station up to 1950-51, which was when they changed the measuring apparatus. They had to apply a bit of statistical ‘homogenization’ and sundry dodgy practices, of course, and guess what? The high temperatures for the early period were revised downward and most of the heat waves for that period disappeared accordingly (just like the Mediaeval Warm Period also vanished). There had been more of them in that first half a century than in the subsequent 67 years but that is all changed now and we can see that the rate of heat waves is increasing, because of global warming!

          I expect this is going on all over the world.

          You need to look at the history of the AGW scare as an entity. It fits the collective fantasy pattern. The lately deceased Christopher Booker analysed it very well. Also look at Donna Laframboise’s blog if you haven’t got time for her book. She studied the IPCC. This disgrace of an organization with its ‘100%’ peer reviewed referenced reports is unbelievable.

          There is no uncertainty about AGW, it is quite simply nonsense.

          • Sean Coleman August 16, 2019 at 12:44 pm #

            I am talking about measuring temperatures rather than CO2. The latter has been at much higher levels in the (admittedly distant) past. It is correlated with increased temperatures but lags it rather than precedes it, so that it is far likelier to be the result of (natural) warming than its cause.

          • JohnAZ August 16, 2019 at 2:50 pm #

            That is my point. I do not know if AGW exists at all. There is something causing ice deterioration, high temps in Alaska, tundra melting. The biggest impact on humanity will be when the flow of the Ganges, Irrawaddy rivers runs low due to no glaciers in the Himalayas.

            What I am suggesting is that instead of a bunch of global warming nuts running around spot checking data that looks favorable to them, both sides sign up to a set of consistent reliable monitor points for air temp, water temps, CO2 levels and sea level. Everything has to be measured to reduce statistical noise, for example sea level being measured at the same sites, same schedules especially tidal times, same dates of the year to eliminate heating and cooling effects and current effects. Anything to eliminate other influences. If the data is reliable and repeatable, then it means something.

          • hmuller August 16, 2019 at 6:59 pm #

            If you want to know why the weather is messed up, do the forbidden and take a look at the PTB and their geoengineering efforts. Dane Wiggington has a science based site examining that crime against humanity.

            But we’ve been indoctrinated with “the narrative” that we are responsible for exhaling too much CO2 and must be taxed into neo-feudalism by the Elite to solve the problem.

          • BornToKillPeace August 18, 2019 at 4:35 pm #

            “Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth” – Elana Freeland

        • Uncle Bob August 16, 2019 at 10:01 pm #

          I’m a global war.ing skeptic, both because I know the nimrods have been screeching about only having the years left since 1988 (so we should’ve been dead 20 years ago) and several stories revealing the globalists have monkeyed with both climate models and weather data to get the result they want. Still, I don’t advocate that we pollute all we want and use up all natural resources today, as that’s patently stupid. The big question I have is, it this is a global priblem, why aren’t the Chinese and Indians and others told to not pollute, when they’re free to turn their air black while America is blamed for the problem? Also,who’s going to pay for fixing the problem? I have a suspicion the answer is American taxpayers, right about the time the economy implodes.

          • zone45 August 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm #

            Uncle Bob, it seems like things have got caught up into a race to the bottom. Just burn the candle at both ends. More, faster, better, sell, sell, sell. The media, news, internet, smart phones, and all the plastic crap just continually feed the frenzy. It all seems like a science fiction movie with great effects, until the real storm clouds move into your area and you get a blast of Mother Nature. Then the party is over.
            Every week it becomes more transparent, We are a world gone mad. It is about time the adults in the room step up and take some kind of rational control of the situation.

        • Majella August 17, 2019 at 3:12 am #

          JohnAZ

          So, I’m assuming your issue is not with a dictatorship as such, you just wouldn’t want a ‘socialist’ one?

          The irony is that, If there’s a dictatorship (a real one, not a quasi-deal, conjured duo in the fevered butt-hurt minds of he Right), it’s way more likely to be a Right Wing deal (viz. Gilead)…

          • BornToKillPeace August 18, 2019 at 4:41 pm #

            Reminds us again which group of spectrum-cretins match with the flag of ideology that killed the most people in 20th c?

      • jeff2002 August 16, 2019 at 11:38 am #

        Her main talking point, actually, is ending our trillion-dollar regime change adventures abroad. She should know, since she is a soldier (and in fact at this moment is on Guard service overseas).

        As for the rest, yes, she’s similar to the others. But she’s the only one on that stage talking about the elephant everyone else cares to forget: our nearly two-decade-long eternal wars and what they’re doing to the country, not only abroad but internally.

        • malthuss August 16, 2019 at 11:48 am #

          I’d say ALL US wars after the revolution have been a disaster for the USA.

          • malthuss August 16, 2019 at 11:55 am #

            Also if she said the ‘war[s]’ are for the benefit of Israel, and only for the ‘defense’ industry and Israel, she d disappear faster than, oh, Ron Paul.

            This is what Bibi Netanyahu said while sitting at the head of that private table in Fink’s Bar (transcribed from a secretly recorded audio of Netanyahu at that meeting – words that few Americans, Israelis or others have seen or heard until today):
            “IF WE GET caught, they will just replace us with persons of the same cloth. so, it does not matter what you do. america is a golden calf; and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the world’s biggest welfare state that we will create and control. why? because it is the will of god, and america is big enough to take the hit; so, we can do it again and again and again. this is what we do to countries that we hate. we destroy them very slowly and make them suffer for refusing to be our slaves.” [confirmed by an “attendee” during a debriefing.]

          • Uncle Bob August 16, 2019 at 10:07 pm #

            I dunno. We kind of had to win the War of 1812, or we could’ve returned to the British Empire. Thanks, but no thanks. Also, we got the Southwest by beating Santa Anna, and various colonies/protectorates by beating Spain.

        • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

          Speaking of foreign policy, I seem to have heard something about all the Obama/Clinton State Department emails going to a Chinese “live drop”?
          I don’t know what a live drop is, is the problem; but this did not sound good.

    • JohnAZ August 16, 2019 at 10:45 am #

      Ho, ho!

      Trump will be the trend setter for the campaign and the Dems better bring some big guns to counter him. He has the bully pulpit. The rally’s he holds outdoes anything the Dems have in their armory. Unless they have someone that can equal his rally appeal. None of the 22 qualify.

      Interesting that one of the most sensible and moderate Dems, Hickenlooper just quit. Smart!

      • Majella August 17, 2019 at 3:16 am #

        Latest poll: tRump at 39% against any Democrat – it’s e thirdly possible the proverbial ham sandwich (indicted, obviously) would win against this syphilitic/dementia infested ‘empty suit’

    • Sean Coleman August 16, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

      “I am interested in knowing how the DNC candidates are going to walk back their insane policy positions taken during the DNC debates once a selection has been made.”

      Why would they go back on it? They seem to believe it all and, unlike the cynical politicians of the past, these utopians are going to deliver! How did Merkel’s lot put it four years ago? Wir schaffen es!

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