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Theories Exist to Be Proven

So, in 2016, schlubby lawyer Michael Sussmann from Perkins Coie, the DC law firm representing the Hillary Clinton Campaign, asks for a meeting with his old DOJ colleague, Jim Baker, now General Counsel (top lawyer) for the FBI….

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So it goes with criticality in hyper-complex systems, the passing of thresholds into breakdown, all at the same time, failures mutually ramifying other failures seemingly unconnected, and weird things popping up in the dust and rubble like monsters in a bad dream. I know it’s disconcerting to see the world fly apart. Forgive me then, while you fret about the future of your loved ones and your retirement account, if I focus in on just one thing for the moment: the doings of federal attorney John Durham, the special counsel looking into matters pertaining to RussiaGate, the first step in America’s attempted suicide.

Mr. Durham is currently prosecuting a small fish, a sardine among the Lawfare sharks and killer whales of K Street, Michael Sussmann, for telling one measly lie to the FBI. Mr. Durham has been at this task for two years plus. That’s a long time to spend on a simple crime based on a few easy-to-get bits of evidence: a cell phone text, some emails, the testimony of one principal witness — and a pretext that no one ever took seriously in the first place: the punk-ass Alfa Bank conduit-to-Russia story.

So, in 2016, schlubby lawyer Michael Sussmann from Perkins Coie, the DC law firm representing the Hillary Clinton Campaign, asks for a meeting with his old DOJ colleague, Jim Baker, now General Counsel (top lawyer) for the FBI. He has some sensitive information that the Bureau might find interesting. He says he does not represent any particular client in the matter, he’s just stepping forward as a patriotic citizen. He emphasizes this point more than once, including a text, recorded in the digital cloud (uh-oh), the night before the meeting. He comes in out of the swampy Potomac heat to Mr. Baker’s air-conditioned lair at 935 Pennsylvania Avenue and spins a tale about a Russian-owned outfit called Alfa-Bank with computer servers located in the vicinity of Trump Tower in New York City, which, he alleges, are being used by candidate Donald Trump to communicate with bad guys in Russia.

The story goes nowhere fast. The FBI discounts it. Turns out that Mr. Sussmann billed the hours spent on this folderol to Hillary for America, which, prima facie, indicates he was working for her campaign at the time. Six years later, he’s indicted. Anyway, perhaps unbeknownst to Mr. Sussmann, the FBI, in July 2016, had already ramped up an investigation into the Trump campaign with the sexy name “Crossfire Hurricane” — a lyric bit from the ancient Rolling Stones’ hit “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” — so anointed by FBI sexy super-agent Peter Strzok, who was at the time jumpin’ in-and-out of bed with colleague Lisa Page, legal counsel to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

“Crossfire Hurricane” was predicated (depending on who you believe, and as yet to be actually determined) on various cockamamie stories featuring sketchy characters such as “Maltese Professor” (that is, CIA informant-and-operator) Joseph Mifsud, Australian diplomat and International-Man-of-Mystery Alexander Downer, Cambridge visiting professor (Ha! You mean DOD errand boy) Stefan Halper, and quite a few other slippery players all revolving around the previous FBI investigation, “Midterm Exam,” into emails “stolen” off of Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized private server located at her home in Chappaqua, New York. The case had been summarily dropped by FBI Director James Comey — who, incidentally, had no authority to decide whether the “matter” ought to be prosecuted or not (that was up to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, an old crony of Hillary Clinton’s). But this began the FBI and DOJ “coup” or “witch hunt” that ran several years, involved scores of active participants, and climaxed in the malicious and fruitless escapades of the Mueller Investigation.

All of which brings us back to schlubby Mr. Sussmann, the sardine among sharks and whales — and to my theory of the case. Special Counsel Durham was appointed by AG William Barr to determine the origins of the giant hairball called RussiaGate. As you can see, the Sussmann matter amounts to an almost insignificant little thread of the greater scandal. Did Mr. Durham spend two-plus years on it, to the exclusion of a stupendous mass of seditious lying, deception, and roguery by scores of government officials? I don’t think so.

Now, Mr. Durham has brought the case into the DC federal district courtroom of Judge Christopher Cooper, appointed by Barack Obama. Judge Cooper’s wife, Amy Jeffress, is the attorney for the same Lisa Page of Jumpin’ Jack Flash fame.  Meanwhile, several jurors seated in the trial revealed that they were donors to the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign — something one might expect in a city that voted over 90 percent for Mrs. Clinton in that election. Mr. Durham must have known that prosecuting the case under those circumstances would be a slog.

Win or lose on Sussmann, I think Mr. Durham is using the case to test certain evidentiary parameters. I think he will turn around in the weeks ahead, perhaps during the summer, and bring indictments against many higher-up figures in the DOJ, FBI, and elsewhere in government on much graver charges bundled into a RICO rap, for the simple reason that RussiaGate was obviously a seditious conspiracy. Therefore, this is a conspiracy theory. Theories exist to be proven. Federal cases are brought to furnish proof. If I’m wrong about this, then the long Durham investigation has been a joke. Personally, I don’t think Mr. Durham intends to go down in history as a joker.


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  1. Penelope Dreadful May 20, 2022 at 9:55 am #

    But if Durham loses a “slam-dunk” case on Sussman, what does that say about his chances on the higher-ups? I do not think that any of the Hillary slimeballs, or the Swamp Trash, will ever do a day in prison. And, being exposed will not hurt them at all. It will make them heroes to the Left. I hate having to say that.

    Penelope — It says he’ll eat the loss and press on. — JHK Admin.

    • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2022 at 10:04 am #

      Yes, and the whole sordid affair is fading fast into the mists of history due to the passage of time and the cascading disasters since ‘Trump- Russia Collusion’ was first in our faces 24/7 already 6 years ago. I dare say it would be as if people caught up in the Great Depression in 1930 were worried about the Teapot Dome Scandal of the 1920s.

      • oroyrodajes May 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

        Breaking just now, Robby Mook (at Sussman’s trial) testifies that Hillary approved disseminating unproven info:

        https://www.zerohedge.com/political/mook-testifies-hillary-clinton-approved-trump-russia-hoax-media-smear

        https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/robby-mook-just-threw-hillary-under-the-bus/

        JHK has been right all along, looks like this whole mess is about to be unraveled. We can hope…

        • DrTomSchmidt May 20, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

          Huh. So it looks like the Obama faction will win the struggle with the Menshevik Clinton faction for control of the Democratic Party.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

            There’s a theory that that is all Durham is doing.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

          Now ask Mook about Seth Rich.

        • bluedog May 20, 2022 at 7:45 pm #

          Not in this lifetime or the next, for they in the end are all buddies in the cesspool known as Washington. When was the last time you saw any convictions in the swamp, for they are all busy covering each other’s ass.

        • MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 8:13 pm #

          Things unravel, alright.

          But nothing happens to those who are above the law. And now, Americans won’t press for it. They are zombified.

      • DrTomSchmidt May 20, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

        Yes, this will soon be seen to be a “first world” problem. Still, as only the second attempt to hold anyone accountable (the first a suspended sentence), we do welcome it.

        I always thought the line was “class five hurricane.” You always learn something new here.

    • Penelope Dreadful May 20, 2022 at 10:04 am #

      I hope that he does press on, and I am sure that he has a boatload of evidence. But he will be doing this uphill, against all the interconnected rackets of the Democrat party. I think it is more like Two Degrees of Separation on the whole bunch of them. I wish him luck and lots of it. But like the tree that falls in the forest, is there criminal collusion if no one in the main stream press devotes more than a few seconds to it?

      • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 10:09 am #

        All just fodder for slow summertime news days. Kinda like reading dime novels at the beach.

      • Night Owl May 20, 2022 at 10:10 am #

        The time to press was before things got so far.

        Trump never should have left office after it was proven the election was stolen. He had access to mountains of evidence, and he had major public support.

        Flying out of DC and allowing WEF cabal psychopaths to inaugurate a puppet behind razor wire and military equipment normally reserved for a theater of war was the greatest mistake of Trump’s presidency.

        Next to his support for the poison shot, of course.

        Durham will amount to nothing.

        • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 10:13 am #

          Trump was a head fake. He played his part well and will be amply remunerated.

          Trump = Zelenskyy

          • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2022 at 10:48 am #

            He lost money, and endured abuse of himself and his family, to be reimbursed for his troubles down the line?

            That makes sense.

          • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 10:51 am #

            Yeah, but the brand thrives. Trump is first and foremost a brand. The villain part was pure theatrics.

          • Night Owl May 20, 2022 at 11:52 am #

            I don’t agree. But we have been over this.

            It is easy to say and sounds like it should make sense, but it doesn’t IMO.

          • Jarek May 20, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

            There is middle ground. He cares – just not enough to really put himself on the line and fight. He’s businessman not a warrior, and the risk was just too great. He seeks success and acclaim in the world as it is. But he was trying to change the system! Make sense? No.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

            Jarek, there is also the factor that the people close to him were deliberately giving him bad advice, and he depended on them because he was a complete novice to government.

            That does not excuse his mistakes and poor decisions, but it can help explain what happened.

          • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

            Trouble with all this is that, as president, you’re every bit as responsible for who you surround yourself with, as you, yourself. Bolton and Pompeo, among many others? Are you kidding me? I’m giving the guy the benefit of the doubt to assume he was just an openly corrupt patsy, because the alternative is that he was epically stupid, not that the two are necessarily mutually exclusive.

          • Shoplet™ May 20, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

            Plopping down Trump (as prez) into Lalaland (the political realm) seems a lot like plopping a kid (as wage-slave) into Walmart. And then asking either where you can find this or that doodad among millions. The aren’t sure and wander around with you before you find it yourself.

          • Alzaebo May 20, 2022 at 6:27 pm #

            Is the Trump-Biden dynamic a “good cop-bad cop” script?

            Who is seen as the good cop, who as the bad, defines one’s loyalties.

        • bluedog May 20, 2022 at 7:54 pm #

          If Trump had all that evidence, where was it and no it wasn’t proven, for Trump never put forth this so-called evidence that he says he had. The problem with Trump is Trump he has a lot of bullshit, but little substance like most up there have and party don’t really matter. They are all thieves and crooks ready to steal anyone’s dollar, but there is a great shift in the world going on which will make this monkey show pale in comparison.

          • JTinMD May 21, 2022 at 7:39 am #

            I think Trump was pretty damned good in the bully pulpit. Not so good with team management, but I think you have to go way back (maybe FDR?) to find a prez who was any good at (micro)management. I’ll take Trump any day over Biden, Obama, Shrub, Clinton, or pretty much anybody else who’s been in the frying pan recently.

          • Night Owl May 21, 2022 at 3:22 pm #

            His legal team was blocked from presenting it on several different occasions.

            You know this, of course, but you are a worm.

          • Redneck Liberal May 21, 2022 at 8:45 pm #

            We ‘worms’ DON’T “know” it. As usual, your drive-by remark illuminates nothing. ’His legal team was blocked…

            Oh? By whom? What impressive powers did these unnamed blockers possess to so comprehensively foil the machinations of the Number One Clown Show?

          • Ron Anselmo May 21, 2022 at 11:24 pm #

            Losers – the cases were dismissed on standing, not on evidence. The evidence is there, plain as day – it just wasn’t ever “heard” by the courts.

            Stop being such dumbasses – unless cases are sealed, all the evidence submitted is public record – look into some of the actual exhibits submitted as evidence, such as townships in Michigan with 200% to 700% registered voter turnout.

            The evidence is there – look it up. Get off your asses & stop watching so much Chicken Noodle Network for crissake.

          • Night Owl May 22, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

            I knew that would draw the Rednut out.

            The truth always does.

        • MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

          I have to agree.

        • ShainS May 21, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

          Agree with your analysis of those two great mistakes of Trump — I was advocating for him going full Pinochet, since it was clear we were going to end up with a Commie Death Cult Totalitarian Cabal running the show otherwise.

          His other big mistake was not putting down the Burn, Loot, & Murder riots on Night One in Minneapolis (a la Mayor Daley at the ’68 Dem Convention): troops should have been sent immediately to quash the domestic terrorists with orders to disperse or be shot.

          And of course he knew they were going to steal the election, and he should have fired Barr and let some Assistant AG take to court all the states that unconstitutionally changed their voting laws sans legislation … although, given how the SCOTUS wiped their ass with the Constitution by refusing to hear the Texas + 17 other states suit, that too likely would have born no fruit.

      • Jarek May 20, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

        Bureaucracies are full of “grinds” who slowly and doggedly do their jobs as well as they can, running out the clock until their retirements. If someone in power wants to make use of their work, that’s fine. If not, also fine. The system depends on people like this.

        If Mr Durham has any ideas about going after someone important in the current climate, well he may not live to regret it.

        • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

          That’s always the bottom line, isn’t it? If push were to truly come to shove with all this, Durham will simply be buried, whether literally of figuratively. But none of this will ever get that far anyway. “Legal” simply doesn’t mean what most people still mistakenly think it does. It’s a mere literary contrivance.

    • Penelope Dreadful May 20, 2022 at 10:28 am #

      But, may I say one positive thing about Durham’s chances. The Ministry of Truth was pretty much shut down for a while, and Ninny Janky-wits sent packing to Summer Stock in the hinterlands. I can see her now, in a cross-gender, cross-race role singing, “Ol’ Man River”! in the Catskills.

      Anyway, the way that whole shebang got the air taken out of it, was a mass revolution of people, Left and Right, poking fun at it, and at Nina herself on social media. With Elon hopefully putting Twitter straight, there is a chance to pour so much hilarious contempt on the players in the scandal, and the press itself, that they will be given up, as a sacrificial lamb is given, to Durham.

      As Twain said, “Will a day come when the race will detect the funniness of these juvenilities and laugh at them–and by laughing at them destroy them? For your race, in its poverty, has unquestionably one really effective weapon–laughter. Power, Money, Persuasion, Supplication, Persecution–these can lift at a colossal humbug,–push it a little– crowd it a little–weaken it a little, century by century: but only Laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of Laughter nothing can stand.

      – “The Chronicle of Young Satan,” Mysterious Stranger Manuscripts

      • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 10:49 am #

        Thanks for that reference. I’m looking into it now.

        • Penelope Dreadful May 20, 2022 at 11:09 am #

          I think you will enjoy it!

          • hmuller May 20, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

            I envision Miss Jankywits starring in a musical comedy about the current administration titled “The Pirates and Pissants”.

          • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

            Nice!

          • justanotherguy May 21, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

            i read those lines by Twain when i was only 16 or so, a seeker after truth and light. back then i found them depressing in their end of the line cynicism.

            now i understand – a brilliant man could not hope to keep the face of a young and hopeful innocent. i wonder if his private life managed to salvage any of the light of his youth?

            he might well be the man among men i would chose as my dinner companion, given the choice. a man of the 19th century and one of the 21st comparing notes.

            plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose

      • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2022 at 10:55 am #

        Evil ugly crazy child abusing bitch from hell Kathy Cuomo is ordering the NYS Police to set up some kind of online speech monitoring board.

        NY is exploding with crime, but she wants to fight speech.

        https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-kathy-hochul-orders-state-police-create-new-unit

        • JTinMD May 21, 2022 at 7:44 am #

          If ever there was a case for secession, it’s Upstate NY splitting from NYC/Long Island/Westchester. I’m from Central NY. It’s been a topic for quite some time. And now, I hear NoCal is joining the chorus of secessionists, along with Eastern Oregon. Let the liberal scumbag gimmes try to make on their own.

      • elysianfield May 20, 2022 at 11:10 am #

        Penelope,
        “Chlorine” approves….”

      • Jarek May 20, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

        Cross gender and Blackface.

      • MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 8:16 pm #

        I gotta read more Twain. My late dad adored him. I’ve read a lot, and a lot about him, but that’s one I missed.

        • justanotherguy May 21, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

          some must be read while young, some with some years under one’s belt. same as with Herman Hesse…

          • MaryQueen May 21, 2022 at 8:41 pm #

            Agree completely.

    • Islander May 20, 2022 at 10:59 am #

      “I hate having to say that.”

      You don’t have to say that.
      So why say it?

      It is neither original nor new.
      It adds nothing except your own defeatism and negative energy, which at the top of the thread is more than a little annoying: a direct contradiction of what your host has spent a time framing.

      The post is, as always, entertainingly written, and I am keeping my fingers crossed that JHK is right.

      • Penelope Dreadful May 20, 2022 at 11:34 am #

        I say it because I think it is the truth. I am not trying to be negative. Much of JHK says here is negative, in one sense, because he is telling the truth about what is going on in the country – to wit, the swamp in D.C., the over-reliance on cheap crap from China, the whole fossil fuel problem, the capture of the MSM by the Democrats and TPTB, the COVID mess and who caused it and how they making it worse, the complete casino-ization of the financial sector – these are all negative to a great extent. But we need to hear the truth, so we come here.

        • MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 8:18 pm #

          I completely agree. I liked your comment and thought it apt for the top of the comments section. Much better than the first comment usually is.

          • jim e May 20, 2022 at 9:23 pm #

            First!

      • Penelope Dreadful May 20, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

        Plus, here is a great article by Turley regarding the difference in treatment between Flynn and Turley. You have Clinton campaign donors on the jury, and a juror whose kid is on the same team as Sussman’s kid.

        https://jonathanturley.org/2022/05/20/tale-of-two-trials-how-sussmann-is-receiving-every-consideration-denied-to-flynn/

      • MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

        Reality can be seen as ‘negative’ to Pollyanna types.

    • Hereward the Woke May 20, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

      Two years to catch a minnow! At this rate, he’ll get to Hillary’s stenographers in the 22nd century. Too little, too late.

    • Walter B May 20, 2022 at 6:45 pm #

      Perhaps I have become too jaded by the time I spent inside the beast of government, but from what I have seen, the “legal” system has been totally corrupted, and I seriously doubt that ANY prosecutors, (or more correctly, prostituters), exist that are willing to buck the system or those that control it. I could detail that, but I won’t because having the faced those beasts and been beaten down by them, I know that they own it, control it, and allow no one anywhere to take that control from them.

      Sorry Jim, been there, done that, been fucked and the system is NEVER going to give us justice. It’s over. Accept it..

      • Wizard of the Saddle May 20, 2022 at 8:16 pm #

        Walter – There is tremendous truth to the Big Fat Black Pill you just dropped about the fundamentally corrupted legal system.

        There is a very good Libertarian podcaster who goes by the moniker of “LegalMan” who really does a fantastic job of explaining why this is so. LegalMan is an attorney with over 30 years of practice under his belt and his podcast is called “The Quash.”

        While I do not agree with all of his exceptionally cynical views about constitutional conservatives, I do think his detailed analysis of our legal system and how it is DESIGNED to serve only the interests of the elites in power is pretty hard to dispute.

        His conclusion is that our entire government is unreformable through elections and legal actions. He advocates secession and forming smaller republics because the government designed by the Founders in 1787 is not scalable. It worked for a nation of 4 million people. It does NOT work for an empire of 330+ million people.

        • Ron Anselmo May 21, 2022 at 12:02 am #

          “His conclusion is that our entire government is unreformable through elections and legal actions.” ~ Wizard

          Yes, the solutions are no longer political. The sooner that’s understood and accepted, the better. Until then – nothing changes – biz as usual.

        • Hereward the Woke May 22, 2022 at 4:09 am #

          Legal Man is spot on. We are still wasting massive amounts of energy on trying to reform the unreformable. So what if the GOP wins back Congress and the WH? The DS will just continue to put up roadblocks at every crossroads. We need to start again from the ground up. That’s why I want DeSantis to stay in Florida – and lead the first breakaway state.

          • Ron Anselmo May 22, 2022 at 11:02 pm #

            Hereward – this 4th Generation Floridian, could not agree with you more – but the breakaway(s) will have to be kinetic to be successful. The solutions are no longer political.

            They’ll be hybrid solutions as we are seeing in Ukraine – with rump areas of Blue States. They can have their redoubts, as long as they GTFO of Florida.

  2. RaymondR May 20, 2022 at 9:56 am #

    The possibility of indictments under RICO is fascinating. Are politics in America now officially a racket?

    • Penelope Dreadful May 20, 2022 at 10:00 am #

      They have been for years. I call them the Reap State, because they reap a lot of benefits from their sundry collusions.

    • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 10:07 am #

      RICO was established to clean up the mostly Italian mob, who’ve now been incorporated into mainstream government ops. It’s essentially obsolete. You’re at least 42 years behind the times with that last question.

      • steppingup May 20, 2022 at 10:34 am #

        Last time I was in the federal prison in Lompoc, about half the people in there was in there on rico charges. And, most of those and just about everyone else were in there on conspiracy charges, which carries a mandatory 11 year sentence. If they want you and can’t get you any other way, if you even talk to your mailman, they got you on conspiracy. But it’s been 20 years also, still, there’s a lot to be said for being a lone wolf….

        • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 10:44 am #

          Still useful as an all-purpose predicate for the small fish, then. If you communicated, you conspired. “Conspiracy theories,” indeed! A statute to punish the amateurs, if you will. When the going gets weird, the weird go pro.

        • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

          RICO is how the govt brought down the Mob; in NYC ‘The Commission Trials’ were based upon RICO charges. Upon conviction, the penalties were steep.

          • neurodoc May 20, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

            The govmint didn’t bring down the mob. The mob adapted and morphed itself into myriad ‘legit’ industries, e.g. healthcare, big pharma, big ag, etc ad nauseum. The ‘mob’ is alive and well and living in your local hospital, for one example.

          • Q. Shtik May 20, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

            Trials’ were based upon RICO charges. – BRH

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

            Apropos of nothing, back in 2008 when I came aboard this blog there was a commenter whose screen name was Johnny Rico. I found him to be extremely annoying and I assume he returned the sentiment. People like Jarek and Malthuss would prolly remember him.

          • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

            The Old Mob was threatening The New Improved Mob, so it had to be shut down. Shooting people in upscale Italian restaurants was deemed bad for business. The new methods leave far fewer fingerprints and virtually prosecution proof.

        • Jarek May 20, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

          Only such broad powers could have done the job. In good hands, the Rico Act is gold. In bad hands, calamity.

          It is in bad hands.

      • Islander May 20, 2022 at 11:07 am #

        I don’t think it is obsolete.

        It is definitely on the books.

        -Naomi Wolf mentioned RICO statute just a couple of days ago in her session with Ed Dowd, in the context of the apparent conspiracy among Big Pharma companies and also between them and government agencies.

        Actually, I also mentioned RICO in the same context at this blog a couple of months ago!

        Of course, “mentioning” doesn’t mean squat, but the emerging evidence suggests the continuing relevance of the concept of racketeering and illegal organizations. RICO stands for https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racketeer_Influenced_and_Corrupt_Organizations_Act. Wiki helpfully provides a list of famous RICO cases (that is, not an exhaustive list), and ;many of them look to me as though they don’t necessarily involve classic “organized crime”:
        5 Famous cases

        5.1 The Cowboy Mafia
        5.2 Hells Angels Motorcycle Club
        5.3 Latin Kings
        5.4 Gil Dozier
        5.5 Key West Police Department
        5.6 Michael Milken
        5.7 Major League Baseball
        5.8 Los Angeles Police Department
        5.9 Mohawk Industries
        5.10 Gambino crime family
        5.11 Lucchese crime family
        5.12 Bonanno crime family
        5.13 Chicago Outfit
        5.14 Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella
        5.15 Scott W. Rothstein
        5.16 AccessHealthSource
        5.17 FIFA
        5.18 Drummond Company
        5.19 Connecticut Senator Len Fasano
        5.20 Lechter v. Aprio

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racketeer_Influenced_and_Corrupt_Organizations_Act

    • DyersEve May 20, 2022 at 10:23 am #

      Yes.

    • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 10:28 am #

      YES!

      All the tools that have been used by the Mob for a century and a half are now utilized by the Deep State. Washington, DC is an integral part of the Eastern Seaboard Mob.

      California has its West Coast mob, the Southwest is an outreach of the Mexican cartels, the South, the Black gangs.

      The destruction of the country by the Biden/DC Mob and all the other local members of the WEF is more important than Sussman.

      Want proof. Who supports the attack on city DAs, mayors, Antifa, BLM, judgeships? Whose money? George Soros! Who does he represent?

    • Paula D May 22, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

      I remember when they were passing the RICO laws and how civil libertarians warned that they could be misused.
      But like any development that is first opposed, time went by and people got used to it.
      In 50 years, if humans are still around, the people will be completely used to renewing their implanted chips every 3 months by lining up for their quarterly injections.

  3. a kullervo May 20, 2022 at 9:59 am #

    Bread seems to be lacking, but there’s circus aplenty.

    • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 10:15 am #

      We’re going keto, albeit without the meat. Maybe high water for a while, at least until that runs out too.

      • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

        The next great marketing opportunity will come from Eco-Friendly Low Calorie “Oxygenated” Health Water. We’ll bottle it (cheap municipal tap water) in opaque containers (recycled plastic, to help reserve freshness!) that are half-full (thus “half the calories”), the other half being the “oxygenated” portion (compressed air). $2 for a 20 oz bottle. It’ll kill!

    • SW May 20, 2022 at 10:27 am #

      Baby formula too is lacking but there’s always Disney fantasies to entertain the little ones. BTW, this whole “crisis” was due to the incompetence of Biden’s FDA and now they’re trying to act like heroes flying in formula from other countries.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2022 at 10:56 am #

        Was it here that I heard that most of the FDA is still not back to work?

        • SW May 20, 2022 at 11:18 am #

          i’m not sure but this has been going on for months. The plant was cleaned but the FDA refused to let it reopen. From what I understand (and I could be wrong) they’re going to start producing again but won’t have formula on the shelves until late June or early July. This was the biggest plant in America and should have been top priority to fix and problems and get back in production.

          If that ghoul Nancy Pelosi ever says again “it’s for the children!” or quotes Jesus I hope she chokes on her hypocrisy.

          • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

            Well, the FDAs chief stated mission now is to “Fight Climate Change”. Any other priorities are on the back burner.

  4. Bill of Rights May 20, 2022 at 10:01 am #

    Why would Durham not try to move the trial elsewhere?

    • Penelope Dreadful May 20, 2022 at 10:07 am #

      Because most of the Defendants live in the D.C. area, and there are complex and confusing rules about where you can bring an action in Federal court. And the second that Durham tries to move it to a more “white” area, cries of “Racist!” will come pouring out of every nook and cranny.

      • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 10:31 am #

        The center of the Leftist dominated judiciary is in DC.

        The chance of anything happening there are as doubtful as the acknowledgment of illegal moves in the last election.

        Zilch!

        A waste of time, until HRC is put in jail, a waste of time. Fat chance!

      • Wizard of the Saddle May 20, 2022 at 9:12 pm #

        This vexxes me greatly. Republicans need to give serious attention to this jurisdictional problem. We simply cannot allow DC to continue to be a zone that is “safe home base” for Democrats and a lethal legal trap for Republicans.

        I wonder if the Federalist Society has made any suggestions for ways in which Congress or the States might correct this unintended but de facto massive imbalance regarding partisanship of empaneled juries in the nation’s Capitol?

    • Derrick Hand May 20, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

      There is no chance in hell Durham will get a conviction in DC. He must have something else up his sleeve or else the whole thing is a sham.

      • Wizard of the Saddle May 20, 2022 at 9:14 pm #

        It could be as simple as the old saw of “You MIGHT beat the rap…….but you won’t beat the RIDE!”

        The point being to bankrupt the culprits with expensive legal bills and to wreck their reputations and careers.

        Just ask Gen. Flynn.

  5. Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 10:04 am #

    To paraphrase “Tricky Dick” Nixon, “It’s not illegal if the president does it.”

    How much less so now that literally everybody’s doing it? Is RICO really RICO when it’s become official government policy? While I greatly admire your investigative prowess and tenacity Jim, I still have to conclude you’re tilting at windmills here. This is all MUCH MUCH bigger than lone federal prosecutors or fanciful notions of rule of law. The law is – QUITE LITERALLY – what they say it is; no more, no less. And whatever “we” happen to think it is, it just doesn’t apply to them.

    Just ask Vlad or Sergei. They’ve already collected mountains of evidence and no one’s listening to them either. In the end, as we’re reminded in the news everyday now, the old saw is truer than it’s ever been: “Power flows naturally from the end of a gun or the tip of a hypersonic missile.”

    • thirdcoastlegend May 20, 2022 at 10:15 am #

      Vlad and Sergei are sober-minded, intelligent people with decades of legal and political experience.

      They are going to exhaust all the civilized alternatives before going feral, unless they are pushed into it by the West.

      • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 10:18 am #

        Wait, what? I thought Vlad was a “tyrant?” :>O

        • thirdcoastlegend May 20, 2022 at 10:36 am #

          Zing!

          Though I would point out, as former head of the KGB, Vlad is also well-acquainted with wet operations.

          • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 10:40 am #

            Yep. Got a touch of that bad boy in him, for sure. Nice to have in a pinch.

          • Wizard of the Saddle May 20, 2022 at 9:18 pm #

            Minor Correction: Vlad was never the former “head of the KGB.” He was a KGB colonel who spent significant time working in the old communist East Germany in the final years of the Cold War.

            Nevertheless, your point is well taken. The man is a trained, professional intelligence officer, which in and of itself makes him a formidable opponent.

          • thirdcoastlegend May 20, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

            WoTS-

            Minor correction to your correction –

            Putin was appointed head of the FSB by Boris Yeltsin, the successor organization to the KGB, from July 1998 to March 1999.

            He is also educated in international law and holds a doctorate-level degree in economics.

            A formidable man, indeed.

    • Penelope Dreadful May 20, 2022 at 10:16 am #

      You have hit the nail on the head. Everybody is doing it. Everybody has an interest in making money off Washington. How much of that $40 billion or so will ever make it to Ukrainian pockets??? And who decides how the money will be spent? You can bet there will be a ton of new Benz’s and larger homes, and more Hunter Biden-like kids of Swamp-dwellers buying their way into Harvard and Yale and the rest of the Ivy League schools.

      • thirdcoastlegend May 20, 2022 at 10:25 am #

        Allegedly $19.8 billion is going to the State Department and its useless hacks like Blinken, Sullivan, and Nuland.

        • Ron Anselmo May 20, 2022 at 10:39 am #

          Nineteen point eight thousand million goes a long way.

        • abbybwood May 20, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

          Every member of Congress who voted against Rand Paul’s oversight amendment should be questioned at town halls before the election in November as to WHY they refused a transparent accounting of taxpayer dollars.

          • Ron Anselmo May 20, 2022 at 5:49 pm #

            Abby – you’re smart enough to know that’s a rhetorical question, but it’d be nice to hear them stammer through an answer anyway.

      • Not_GeorgeT May 20, 2022 at 10:54 am #

        “How much of that $40 billion or so will ever make it to Ukrainian pockets???”

        I feel certain some of them will become quite nicely lined, and others will receive an extra layer of lining for the one which already exists.

      • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

        The $40 billion does not really exist, it just adds onto the debt. One day, soon, the creditors are going to come calling, the WEF, and collect their rent.

        Stay out of debt, do not buy a house or an expensive car right now, they will come to collect and soon.

        • AltoVista May 20, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

          John, I’d appreciate a quick summary of your reasoning against accruing debt at the moment especially. I agree, but it’s only a gut sense..

          • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 8:00 pm #

            Someone , a creditor, has loaned capital to the US government in hope of acquiring interest and having access to that capital at a future time.

            Faith in that return is what keeps a credit system operating.

            When the public realizes that the debt is too high, catastrophe occurs. The run on the banks in the early years of the Great Depression is small potatoes to what May be coming when the globalist banks and the WEF admit that the debt machine is broken.

            The US is stuck, we need more capital to pay the increasing interest payments every year. Less discretionary capital, less services, more paid for by more debt. The snowball is rolling down and the slope toward disaster is steepening.

        • Mac May 20, 2022 at 10:38 pm #

          Actually, JohnAZ, perhaps debt is good in a hyperinflationary environment. When dollars become worthless, you can use them to pay off your debt!

          • benr May 23, 2022 at 9:31 am #

            @mac

            Except it destroys savings.
            Even savings in the form of 401k style savings.
            As inflation goes up peoples belief in the stock market usually goes down and then the market starts wobbling and tanks.
            With that you get a double tap to the chest and one to the head of your 401k,
            This trend takes on average a decade to reverse and really screws the people who saved in conventional savings plans as well as 401k’s.

            Right now gold and silver are surging.

            The other part that usually tanks are housing prices.
            Interest rates go up and housing prices drop but the actual mortgage payment usually goes up as well pricing more people out of homes and lowering peoples property vales which is another form of retirement wealth.

  6. a kullervo May 20, 2022 at 10:06 am #

    (meritocracy is a farce)

    Stupid behavior: any act resulting in a net loss* to both the individual committing it and to the group(s) said individual belongs to.

    Stupid person: any human being consistently engaging in stupid behavior most of his/hers waking hours.

    * Short to medium-term losses. In the long run both stupid and smart will be gone.

    Fighting against stupidity is like trying to empty an ocean using a bucket.
    What differentiates the effective leader? A large enough bucket, and the strength to handle it. Over time, the bucket cracks, the leader loses strength. If one’s smart, he knows there’s nothing he can do; if not, there’s nothing he won’t do.
    (Corollary #1) Wisdom = to remain still, cool & collected; unwise to be frantic.

    Leave stupid to their own devices, don’t try to change them, much less to educate them. Don’t fear for them: they will fare fine, they won’t go extinct, because smart people mostly breed stupid people, and stupid people occasionally breed smart ones.
    The error occurs when smart people, out of love for their children (or for their lovers), connive to propel their stupid children (or stupid lovers) to the upper echelons of the hierarchies.
    (Corollary #2) Love is a bummer (love corrupts.)

    Democracy is not a guarantor of prosperity, capitalism is, and in case you forgot, companies – specially the successful ones – are mainly autocracies and oligarchies, not democracies.
    Is this a defense of capitalism?
    Capitalism is despicable: it turns human beings into cost/benefit units. A sane human being can’t be pro-capitalism any more than he can be pro-democracy or pro-communism.
    Capitalism is despicable – but if thou, dear reader, have the lack of discernment to assess this, please remember: the proud sons & daughters of capitalism – the big corporations, the too big to fail/fall companies – are between the largest supporters and financial backers of such execrable absurdities as BLM, LGBTQuackery and abortion advocacy.

    Christianity is at the root of all egalitarian nonsense, including wokesterism.
    Revivalists of all sorts are nothing than clueless fools because they believe that applying smartphone philosophy** to their favorite ‘ism’ will bring about a future filled with a better, brighter whataboutism.

    Nothing short of a new religion, and a strong theocracy based upon it, will do.

    ** Smartphone philosophy: keep the head down, replicate what you are told.

    • CrusherMuldoon May 20, 2022 at 10:14 am #

      Christianity is at the root of all egalitarian nonsense, including wokesterism.
      Revivalists of all sorts are nothing than clueless fools because they believe that applying smartphone philosophy** to their favorite ‘ism’ will bring about a future filled with a better, brighter whataboutism.

      Nothing short of a new religion, and a strong theocracy based upon it, will do.

      ** Smartphone philosophy: keep the head down, replicate what you are told.

      I’ll take my chance on Jesus Christ, TYVM

      • messianicdruid May 20, 2022 at 10:29 am #

        He is another confusing churchianity with christianity.

        Durham is in a marathon not a sprint.

        • Uncle Abraham May 20, 2022 at 10:42 am #

          Yes, reportedly Thomas Jefferson, when advocating separation of church and state, said of the church system – “those are the ones who crucified the Christ.”

        • Hereward the Woke May 20, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

          You need time to run a marathon. And we don’t have time.

          • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 8:05 pm #

            At least two hours, provided you’re an emaciated Ethiopian who’s run everywhere he goes with a lion chasing him everyday of his life.

        • Anthea May 21, 2022 at 12:23 am #

          He’s also confusing capitalism with economism.

      • Jarek May 20, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

        Crusher: You think Christ would approve of Christianity today? Or to put it another way, Was Christ a Christian?

        • Hereward the Woke May 22, 2022 at 4:13 am #

          Christ wasn’t even Christ. He was a Jew called Yashua. He never wanted to start a new religion. I think I just started a new thread…

    • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

      Crony capitalism is as much of a threat as socialism.

      Capitalism where the government stays totally out of it, tax and regulation wise, works.

      Socialism’s great fault is the lack of incentive throughout the economic structure. No one gives a damn, because no one ever gets any benefit.

      Same statement as always, please ID a long term successful socialistic state throughout history.

      The US has been the most successful economy under capitalism and has only gone downhill after being saddled with Democratically inspired socialism.

      Socialism assumes everyone is the same, and the results with everyone will be the same.

      That has NEVER existed in the history of mankind.

      • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth May 20, 2022 at 1:48 pm #

        Really socialism is the only thing wrong with the United States.

        So when Reagan broke unions and unleashed a tsunami of greed, and a thousand private equity firms stripped tens of thousands of companies to bare bones?

        And when Clinton passed NAFTA sending good manufacturing jobs abroad while strangely the Mexican Peso crashed at the same time cheapening their labor more

        And when Clinton and Bush let China join the WTO and shipped all of our strategic manufacturing to China taking the last steps to make our country a Service economy and a circle jerk of finalization and stock buybacks

        It was all Socialism.

        • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

          As I said, crony government ordered corporations move jobs overseas at their whim. The all feed into the WEF model of globalism because our government is pretty much controlled by the WEF Leftists for a long time,

          A healthy national economy is continuously generating small and medium companies and corporations that are working to put those crony corporations out of business with newer and better ideas.

          Yes, the socialistic government format blocks the free enterprise.

          • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 4:02 pm #

            Why is it the corporate idiots, such as chip manufacturers always cause global emergencies and we finally figure out, we better make it here.

            Remember JHK’s entropy chapter in TLE, more and smaller is better than fewer and big.

          • Jarek May 21, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

            “Crony Government”? What does that even mean? “On a whim” – wtf?

            The purpose of Capitalism is to make money.

            They could produce chips cheaper elsewhere so they moved overseas – with the full consent of the government – which they already largely controlled through campaign donations, etc. Many of these guys jump from public to private to academia all the time. It’s been becoming One System for generations now. The two sphere can’t be kept separate in the modern Industrial State.

            Scale, John, scale. You expect mom and pops to make chips in their garage and be competetive?

        • MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 8:28 pm #

          And all those companies were allowed to crash and the gov’t bailed them out – how is that not socialism?

          • Jarek May 21, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

            Helping people to survive and stay off the streets with welfare of all different kinds.

            How is that not socialism?

          • MaryQueen May 21, 2022 at 9:01 pm #

            Those people mostly would not have been on the streets except for the constant corporate bail-outs.

      • Anthea May 21, 2022 at 12:34 am #

        Socialism/communism is where the government owns the means of production (including you). Capitalism is where individual people own the means of production–and, ideally, where everyone has an equal opportunity to gain ownership of the means of production, which are land, labor, and capital.

        What we have now (crony capitalism, where the means of production are concentrated in few hands, which only happens through government intervention) is not capitalism. Both crony capitalism and socialism/communism concentrate the means of production in few hands and prevent most private individuals from gaining access to them. So, “six of one and half-dozen of the other.” Both are really just government funnelling all wealth and power to themselves and their cronies. I doubt if they even have any real philosophical differences; the professed ones are just fairy stories for the masses.

        • Jarek May 21, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

          Capitalism is an economism (or whatever Nock’s word was). As Adam Smith said, buy low, sell dear. This is true at all levels. If you run your little business differently, as something of a hobby, well that’s fine. But most don’t – even at that level. They will grow, you will not. Maybe you don’t want to. I respect that.

          Those that make the most expand. Their little stalls at the market become permanent. Next a tent is added. Then a roof and walls – a “store”. Then another one. And another – a “chain”. So it goes. Barterer, Vendor, Small, Medium, Large, Corporation, Multi-National.

          All very natural (I don’t say good), since that purpose to grow. As Marx said, Capital centralizes. The small get eaten. The Law of the Fish.

          Apart from this unpleasant aspect, there is also the question of scale. It is cheaper and more efficient to do some things on a large scale – say Wheat farming. Herb farming is probably the opposite. Ditto for making physical thing. Mass production vs craftsmanship for example.

          As Krishna says, one whole portion of humanity thinks this way. That’s why they devote themselves to material affairs. And unless checked by the Warrior and Brahmin castes, they naturally take over.

    • Jarek May 20, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

      Yes, we desperately need the Wisdom Teaching of the Pagans – also called Platonism, Stoicism, etc.

      The Church once made use of some of this, but alas no longer. It’s all just feelz now and “All men are created equal” – a vicious lie. Jefferson is in purgatory for not being more careful in his wording.

      Elrond (an ex-poster) once happily beamed about his admiration for our Constitution. This what he meant and all he meant. Communism logically follows from this.

      • messianicdruid May 20, 2022 at 2:32 pm #

        “All men are created equal” – a vicious lie.”

        All men are created equal *before the law* – a vicious truth. Justice wears a blindfold, thankfully.

        • JTinMD May 21, 2022 at 9:06 am #

          Sure, all good words, but truth? C’mon, man! It’s a filthy lie in the real world. Compare: Flynn’s treatment vs Sussman’s treatment. So, maybe they’re created equal before the law, but when ya get down to it, it’s a cruel joke!

  7. BackRowHeckler May 20, 2022 at 10:13 am #

    And now cases of Monkeypox have been reported in Mass., NYC, Toronto, UK, Spain and Portugal. Where did this come from? I can recall a film featuring a viral infection spread by monkeys in a lab, starring Brad Pitt.

    • thirdcoastlegend May 20, 2022 at 10:16 am #

      I guess we won’t even be allowed a semi-normal summer this year.

      Prep accordingly.

      • Not_GeorgeT May 20, 2022 at 11:30 am #

        Whatever might have been considered normal is pretty much out the window. Such is my thinking.

        We got off fairly light in the warm months of 2021, considering what might have been.

        Lot’s of stuff seems to be getting ready to boil over the pot. The ‘might have been’ of
        ’21 is likely already baked into ’22 as the appetizer course.

        • thirdcoastlegend May 20, 2022 at 11:49 am #

          Expect face diapers to make a comeback ASAP, especially in blue cities and states.

          • MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 8:30 pm #

            I’m seeing them trending more toward mandatory vaccination than scuzzy muzzles.

          • Blackbird May 20, 2022 at 10:26 pm #

            And mail-in ballots.

    • Penelope Dreadful May 20, 2022 at 11:08 am #

      Like HIV, it is primarily spreading among the Men Who Have Sex Men crowd. (MSM) – which coincidentally, is also the acronym for the Main Stream Press.

      • Alzaebo May 20, 2022 at 9:03 pm #

        VIAIDS- Vaccine induced AIDS leaves the well-vaxxed jungle room “bathhouse” lads susceptible.

  8. Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2022 at 10:17 am #

    Good writing, good reporting

  9. Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2022 at 10:22 am #

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Thursday, May 19, 2022
    Department of Justice Announces New Policy for Charging Cases under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/department-justice-announces-new-policy-charging-cases-under-computer-fraud-and-abuse-act

    • Not_GeorgeT May 20, 2022 at 11:40 am #

      “However, the new policy acknowledges that claiming to be conducting security research is not a free pass for those acting in bad faith.”

      One would need to show intent.

      It does toss out some rather harmless stuff, such as “checking sports scores at work”.

      Goes into the weeds with the salad of acronyms in the final paragraph. That’s the part going into the method of application. It sets up the ‘who decides’ chain of command.

  10. Zoltar May 20, 2022 at 10:23 am #

    Whew. My Eyes Glaze Over at the impressive number of fuzzy, tangled threads that Jim has teased apart and woven into a coherent narrative here, and don’t doubt that his theory is accurate. I wish I also believed that there is the tiniest possibility of any big fish being convicted and punished for all of this corruption. I don’t.

    • Wizard of the Saddle May 20, 2022 at 9:28 pm #

      I agree. I am in awe of JHK’s ability to explain this tangled web of deceit….but I also remain a jaded cynic when it comes to the idea that any of this will lead to prosecutions and punishments.

      I’ll only believe it when I see it actually happen…..and I do not honestly believe that day will ever arrive.

      I would be DELIGHTED to be wrong about this.

      • JTinMD May 21, 2022 at 9:22 am #

        Sad, but true, Wiz. And I often fantasize seeing Hillary, Hunter, Sleepy Joe, et al doing the ol’ perp walk. Delicious!

  11. SW May 20, 2022 at 10:23 am #

    I hope you’re right and the whole Russiagate mess blows up in their face and justice is served. It will not be covered in the mainstream news and DC being DC, the guilty will stroll away with a slap on their wrist. I would like to be more optimistic about the outcome but I’m a believer in the deep, intractable corruption that’s on full display.

    Gas prices and food prices are going to dominate the news and people’s lives for a long time. Talking to the woman who cuts my hair, she and her husband and kids live out in the country and he drives a diesel pickup. It cost him $200 to fill it up so there’s the reason Target stock dropped by almost half in one day. The poor and working poor (Trump supporters) are going to be punished first and starved into submission.

    • mitchellc May 20, 2022 at 10:54 am #

      Duh?

      Again, flip it around. In what era where uneducated, unconnected, unskilled proles able to live comfortably in a non dense urban setting? (Has no one ever seen the apt building dating from ancient rome?)

      It was a ONE off event lasting from 1920 to 2020. Take away surplus, and you remove the supporting stays that propped up the entire unsustainable edifice.

      Worse, these people were brainwashed to believe they actually had some kind of political influence. What happens when they finally realize the truth?

      Yep, there’s a reason why these people are considered dangerous and potentially pose a threat to the US gov.

      • Anthea May 21, 2022 at 12:50 am #

        Aside from the Constitution and the founding priciples, the most important reason the US has such a persistent tradition of individual freedom is because we had about of century of free land, or virtually free land. That policy was instituted for political purposes: If the government wanted to retail possession and control of a huge continent, they needed it settled, and they needed it settled fast. They also needed to promote the virtues that would flatter and encourage pioneering, however so much these virtues of freedom and self-reliance were unfavorable to government power.

        I don’t know of any other nation where “the people” got a taste of real freedom for such a long period of time. So bringing the people of the US to heel has presented some unique problems.

        • Jarek May 21, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

          Bravo – we’re the exceptional nation. We found a whole continent and dispossessed the stone age inhabitants. A very good continent, with the greatest expanse of broadleaf forests in the world, and a good expanse of plains as well – good for wheat and cattle.

          South America isn’t as good, but it’s by no means all bad. But it didn’t have our heritage of English common law, so it didn’t turn out at as well.

          Too many Indians and mestizos right from the start. The Spanish didn’t bring their own women until later. A very bad mistake.

          Now the Elite use our history of dispossessing the Indians as a weapon of guilt to dispossess us – even though they benefitted more than any.

    • Q. Shtik May 20, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

      so there’s the reason Target stock dropped by almost half in one day. – SW

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

      It was more like 25%, not 50%. Bad but only half as bad as you imply.

      • SW May 21, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

        I checked and you’re right — I’m not sure where I read that and it might have been when I looked it plunged and came back up. Even ebay’s stock is down by around 10%. No money for “stuff” — gas and food come first.

  12. Cavepainter May 20, 2022 at 10:26 am #

    Sorry folks, it’s over. As entertainingly intellectual are JHK’s post and follow-up comments, the greater portion of “the mass” is attuned
    to messages re-affirming and edifying re prior ego investment. It’s a simple and purely emotional calculus.

    • TravisB May 20, 2022 at 11:13 am #

      What’s over? You mean the mass of people paying attention? Has that ever happened?

    • Jarek May 20, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

      Yes, I’ve tried to get posters interested in cleaning out the Augean Stables of their minds, but to no avail. They prefer to set some arbitrary date for when the corruption began such as the year 2000. Everything they were imprinted with before that – such as the pernicious doctrines of “racism” is fine.

      • elysianfield May 20, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

        Jarek,
        Do you have any comments on the Catholic church refusing Pelosi communion?

        https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/nancy-pelosi-catholic-church-san-francisco-abortion/2022/05/20/id/1070783/

        They SAY that the reason is her stance on abortion, but those in the know* state that it is her admission that she has frequent sex with the devil, and further, that his semen is colder than the ice cream in her $10K subzero freezer.**

        * Maybe…who knows?

        ** This is a historical fact
        #Salemwitchtrials

        • Jarek May 21, 2022 at 12:35 am #

          Frankly, I’m amazed. Why now after all these years? This guy is going to face a lot of hatred for this. The best way to understand it: There are TWO Churches that share the same physical and liturgical space. I don’t know if she cares much about the fake Church, but she utterly loathes the real one, never failing to mention that she’s a Catholic as aw ay of mocking it.

          But that puts her into the fake Church. Their whole existence seems to be just about mocking and tearing down the real Church. What will they if and when they succeed?

      • MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 8:32 pm #

        Says the guy hanging onto Johnny Depp & Amber Heard’s every word, enslaved by the TV and celebs. LOL.

        • Jarek May 21, 2022 at 12:46 am #

          Your girl Amber is being ruined and Johnny Depp’s good name is being restored. Perfect Justice – something all good people are interested in

          • MaryQueen May 21, 2022 at 9:02 pm #

            I keep saying both are scumbags. What about that is so hard for you to comprehend? Please do share.

          • MaryQueen May 21, 2022 at 9:03 pm #

            No one but the delusional and hopeless ‘care’ about crappy celebs.

          • Jarek May 21, 2022 at 11:18 pm #

            I’ve trained you to mention Amber. Before you just singled out Johnny as is your bent.

            All of America is enjoying the humor and bathos of poor Amber and the moral triumph of Johnny. But you are just sour grapes cuz you can’t stand to see a man win over a woman.

  13. thirdcoastlegend May 20, 2022 at 10:33 am #

    Broke G7 to give $20 billion in aid to Ukraine:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/g7-countries-pledge-nearly-20bn-keep-ukraines-wartime-economy-afloat

    The Uke spokesdroid’s comments about, “Ukraine protects the world!” are priceless.

    • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 11:00 am #

      LOL! It’s rapidly turning into a QVC TV marketing scam, isn’t it? You’ll see little old biddies riding their Rascal scooters down the street sporting “I’m With Z” T-Shirts emblazoned across his stubbled visage. Shoot, The Global War of Terror never had it so good!

      • elysianfield May 20, 2022 at 11:16 am #

        “? You’ll see little old biddies riding their Rascal scooters down the street sporting “I’m With Z” T-Shirts emblazoned across his stubbled visage.”

        Dis,
        I like the way you think….

        • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

          That is a good line. Round these parts, if you have a BLM sign posted on your front lawn and a LBGQT flag flying on the flagpole, most assuredly you have a Ukrainian National flag posted on your front door.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

            Speaking of flags, and conspiracy theories, I only just had the thought the other day- many if not most of the houses of worship in my area have those gay flags on the building. I have commented on this before, because I think the church people do not know that those flags don’t mean what they think they do.

            What I never thought of until recently is that, nearby there is a Protestant church kitty corner to a synagogue. They both put the flags up at the same time.

            Who coordinated that?

          • messianicdruid May 20, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

            501C3 = goobermint “church”

        • Bilejones May 20, 2022 at 6:10 pm #

          get all your propaganda needs here.

          https://libertasbella.com/collections/the-z-man

          • Alzaebo May 20, 2022 at 9:10 pm #

            Bilejones, you are a true master of subversion!

        • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 8:03 pm #

          It’s an acquired taste…

  14. mitchellc May 20, 2022 at 10:48 am #

    It appears some acolytes might be experiencing doubts about the great pumpkin, even though Linus continues to press on with exhortations of keeping faith.

    Premise one, cicumstances today are moving with increased severity, making current events unique and special. I would say that’s a hard no – here’s an old clip about an even older experience:

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1991-06-13-nc-780-story.html

    Premise two, the news and media shaping and directing our political discourse has become corrupted and untrustworthy. In the glorious “past”, it served an important function of truthfully serving the public interest.

    I would also say that’s a hard no. It’s ludicrous to entertain the idea that simply for the (involuntary) act of being born here, you are enabled to engage in important financial and geo-political decisions because, well, you’re “special”.

    If one can see that the world is always in some kind of peril, and no Virginia there’s isn’t a magical fair society were you actually have a role, then any expectations or promises made by a promoter begins to sound a bit like religion.

    And what happens when any of the flock begins to perhaps harbor a smidgen of doubt? Why, they double down of course. Thus, we have “success gospel”, the promise of future prosperity (or justice) right around the corner.

    • Jarek May 20, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

      You epitomize the tragedy of the commons; one who takes but will not give.

  15. draupnir May 20, 2022 at 10:50 am #

    In related news, the 5th circuit court has ruled the SEC court unconstitutional. The SEC is expected to appeal, of course. It will wind up in the lap of SCOTUS. The SEC isn’t the only executive agency to have its own run around the judiciary branch–we have the FISA courts, the IRS courts, etc.

  16. steppingup May 20, 2022 at 10:55 am #

    Nothing will happen with Russiagate, election integrity (there is none, and the democrats will win by a landslide again), covid crimes, border madness, babyfood shortages, food and gas shortages. We’ll be too busy dealing with hyperinflation (coming soon to a neighborhood near you), and let us not forget the three Ws, civil, revolutionary, and world war, all planed and premeditated for your viewing pleasure, everything else is just noise….

    • TravisB May 20, 2022 at 11:16 am #

      Seems off subject, however I would argue this is all related. Anyways it was too good not to share.

      • Not_GeorgeT May 20, 2022 at 11:46 am #

        It was a good rundown of the top 10.

        What is unfortunate, by design, is “Joe Biden” can go to Buffalo for an event, but will stay away from Chicago, which will have a higher body count on any given weekend.

        Point being, Chicago doesn’t play to the narrative most of the time.

        Back to the top 10, my though is at least one, if not a few, 3-letter agencies are behind many of his top 10.

  17. DC Jones May 20, 2022 at 11:06 am #

    I suspect Durham is no more than a fart in a whirlwind. Mr Kunstler’s allergy to conspiracies cloud his judgement. There has been evidence to make multiple arrests of key players in the coup attempt. Picture instead some ruthless monster like Dick Cheney in charge of the investigation that was hell bent on getting to the bottom of the treason.

    Well, I can’t. I can’t because I know if all the crooks and megalomaniacal monsters running this shit show were exposed and turned on each other, America would be without a government.

    • Islander May 20, 2022 at 11:17 am #

      The strategy would be for the sardines to turn on the herring (cut a deal to turn state’s evidence and get outta jail)
      who turn on the whales
      who turn on the sharks.

      I think much depends on how the midterms turn out.

      If Durham snags Sussman or gets enough Dem skullduggery into the news cycle before then, it might affect the midterms

      • Islander May 20, 2022 at 11:21 am #

        The Hunter-Weiner-Golden Stream-Epstein details all add up to a picture of a party whose operatives and cadres are creepily sleazy—or is that sleazily creepy?

        • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

          Melvin Capital, just a few years ago one of the most successful hedge funds on Wall Street, has, quite suddenly, gone toes up! Now watch the dominoes begin to fall.

          BE WARY OF THE MONKEY POX!

          • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

            I think you just like saying Monkey Pox, brh.

            I think we should start a whisper campaign. Go to the grocery store, pick out a random stranger within earshot of several others (standing in line is the ideal time for this, as people are bored and in a highly suggestive state) and ask them if they’ve heard of the Monkey Pox outbreak. Embellish the shit out of it and play loose with the “facts and figures.” Tell your best tall tale and then let them run with it. Try to get a feel for where they are politically and then blame it on the other side – if Trump then Biden and vice versa. Hilarity ensues…

  18. thirdcoastlegend May 20, 2022 at 11:27 am #

    Here we go again as WHO holds emergency meeting over global monkeypox spread:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/how-has-monkeypox-suddenly-spread-all-over-globe-lightning-speed

    Also note that FB Messenger is now blocking Zero Hedge links.

    • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

      Bill Gates will be showing up. He already has an antidote — bit it will cost ya.

    • Not_GeorgeT May 20, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

      FB… Mostly, I find it useful for birthday reminders. Regarding my purpose for it, hit or miss is the way it goes.

      Another thought is anyone I might send a ZH link is probably already there.

    • malthuss May 20, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

      And Unz.com links

      hate site

  19. mitchellc May 20, 2022 at 11:33 am #

    For people familiar with genetic principles, the flotsam and jetsam seen littering the landscape today are merely throwbacks exhibiting trait characteristcs of their true forms.

    After all, Europe was a well organized, stable society. Whether aristocrat, professional, tradesman, farmer or laborer, almost everyone had a role and place in society that enabled a relative level of ease, comfort and safety.

    But what of the broken people we see in the US today, the homeless, tattoed, drug addicted, non skilled, non employable denizens moiling about?

    These are the ones who didn’t have a place in European society, who had no other option but to board a ship and offer their base physical labor in exchange for bread.

    But oh what a twist of fate, the land they were dumped off in literally held the world’s greatest stores of natural wealth ever discovered or experienced. And so, the meek did inherit the earth, for a run of 250+- years.

    But now the blow off high has passed, the party is over. But what of our original troglididic brutes, the ones who pasted over their inherent ugliness and lack of breeding with supercial balms purchased with phantom “money”?

    Jim describes them as adult children with their ridiculous oversized shorts, tats, etc. Oh yes dear reader, he too disdains them as well.

    The thing is, people who disassociate thinking they are perhaps a bit better, maybe even allowed to serve at the table, are in for a rude awakening.

    Everyone is considered from the same class, and the rulers are rightfully worried that they might pose a credible threat. Thus, the focus on domestic terrorism as the real thinkers continue to game play scenarios they know will occur.

    • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

      Mitch, you’re looking at the big, BIG picture.

    • crudgemudgeon May 20, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

      Good analysis. But sometimes the inmates take over the asylum, and prison riots are a possibility.

      • mitchellc May 20, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

        Rare, very very rare. But, ultimately, yet another series of falsehoods and fairy tales invented as salves to keep the promised retributions alive among the ever hopeful breasts of men.

        The American revolution? In reality yet another Anglo Franco war, with the French emerging victorious. Ok, what about Frances turn? This could actually be a one off event. I’m willing to consider it, but await a greater expert to weigh in.

        No, the only way for power to be defeated is by another power. The German tribes were well organized, had a few hundred years experience, and were also well positioned when Rome eventually fail.

        The only way the US govt possibly goes down is via a regional Civil War where the break away nation gains control of its own nuclear arsenal.

        Alternatively, Russia recognizes the new independent republic and promises to protect them via their own missle umbrella.

        Do you see either occurring? Do you now understand the two front action being waged domestically and internationally, since the war gamers have obviously thought this all out long ago?

        • messianicdruid May 20, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

          https://jimbuchan.com/haman-will-hang-on-his-own-gallows

        • Alzaebo May 20, 2022 at 9:26 pm #

          Were it not for Lafayette’s timely appearance, the signers of the Declaration would’ve been Guy Fawkes.

          France claimed the center of the continent, from Ontario to New Orleans. Their support for the Revolution bankrupted the House of Bourbon, let to the French Revolution, and they had to sell everything in desperation.

      • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

        Also, the thing that works with our society is persistence. Keep items going for long enough and it will become the folkway or more of the society. Lies repeated enough times become truths. Deviation becomes the norm.

  20. malthuss May 20, 2022 at 11:50 am #

    Progressives who wish to transform the U.S. from a society governed by European-origin civic culture into a progressive-led empire of competing identity groups. “We’re trying to become the first multiracial, multi-ethnic superpower in the world,” Rep. Rohit Khanna (D-CA) told the New York Times on March 21. “It will be an extraordinary achievement … we will ultimately triumph,” he boasted.

    The inflow of Cubans is just one part of the flood of 1.8 million people invited across the border since January 2021 by Biden and his deputies, despite the Title 42 rule.

    From January 2001 to April 2022, the government has accepted 70,000 Afghans, 41,000 Ukrainians, 195,000 Venezuelans, 140,000 Nicaraguans, 86,000 Brazilians, 48,000 Ecuadoreans, 64,000 El Salvadoreans, 200,000 Hondurans, 155,000 Guatemalans, and 53,000 Haitians, and many others. Mayorkas is likely to admit at least 100,000 additional migrants during May./ BREITBART

    • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

      Khanna’s viewpoint is a crock!

      It is an oxymoron.

      A multiracial, multiethnic superpower is an impossibility.

      Why? Because all the different groups fight each other for dominance making the unity required by a “superpower” an impossibility.

      Diversity is the death knell of a society. Ask the Greeks, Romans, Brits, and right now the Americans.

      Why is China starting to eclipse us? They are all Chinese! Same with Japan and India.

      Diversity is going to kill the West.

      • Wizard of the Saddle May 20, 2022 at 9:50 pm #

        ALL multinational/multikulti empires ultimately collapse into a flaming pile of dog poop.

        History is littered with their corpses: Rome, the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia being three rather spectacular examples that immediately come to mind.

        The United States, in it’s current form, is doomed…..though some rump or other remnants may survive the coming crack-up of the union.

        • messianicdruid May 22, 2022 at 9:16 am #

          America will survive the United States.

      • elysianfield May 21, 2022 at 10:42 am #

        “Diversity is going to kill the West.”

        #deadmanwalking

    • MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 8:38 pm #

      Khanna is a Silicon Valley Billionaire shill, that’s his one and only job.

    • Alzaebo May 20, 2022 at 9:30 pm #

      The Magic Dirt of America will transform them into Constitutional Conservatives!

      They came because they were convinced after reading the Constitution, Burke, Locke, Smith, after all.

  21. Night Owl May 20, 2022 at 11:50 am #

    On the Corona-Ausschuss right now, Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg is explaining that there was an excercise in 2014 involving the WEF nutters in which they examined a scenario in which there is a “monkeypox” outbreak in June of 2022. The scenario also involved Germany’s Christian Drosten pushing for a PCR test, just as with “Covid.”

    https://gettr.com/streaming/p1aks928104

    Event 201 all over again.

    As always, you could not make this shit up.

    • Hereward the Woke May 20, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

      And let me guess: masks, social distancing, lockdowns. And a vaccine that Gates just happens to have to hand.

    • GreenAlba May 20, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

      I missed the monkeypox bit so will have to watch it later, but I caught the last 10 minutes on Bill Gates.

      How did people ever in the world take this vile, whiny-voiced human being to be a philanthropist (a lover of people …), telling the world how to deal with health issues when he hasn’t even a college degree to his name, let alone the tiniest medical qualification?

      Really, it’s like looking at pure evil. And he’s soon going to be World Health Führer through the WHO,

      • GreenAlba May 20, 2022 at 8:20 pm #

        Good monkeypox article by Michael P Senger:

        https://michaelpsenger.substack.com/p/the-prophetic-monkeypox-simulation

        They still have an HIV epidemic/pandemic waiting in the wings too.

        Funny comment on a monkeypox thread I read earlier:

        “I didn’t realise it was Monkeypox season. I’ve still got my Ukraine decorations up.”

      • Blackbird May 20, 2022 at 10:41 pm #

        If you’ve ever used Windows, you know Bill Gates is evil.

        • GreenAlba May 21, 2022 at 9:17 am #

          Haha, true dat.

    • malthuss May 20, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

      OH MY

    • MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 8:42 pm #

      They’re keeping it up until zombies accept fingerprint/facial recognition on screens in order to access our money, access to our homes and to buy food, etc.

      • Alzaebo May 20, 2022 at 9:34 pm #

        Oh boy and how, MaryQ!
        All my financial apps are practically threatening me now with the urgent, convenient safety of biometric passwords.

      • Night Owl May 21, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

        Yep. That article from GA in the Monday thread was crazy.

        They are actually going straight to facial-recognition-based payment and refusing cards and cash at Aldi and a host of other chain supermarkets.

        They have the pedal to the metal now.

        • MaryQueen May 21, 2022 at 9:38 pm #

          I used to love Aldi.

          🙁

        • Shoplet™ May 22, 2022 at 3:43 am #

          “Control the oil and you control entire nations; control the food and you control the people.” ~ Henry Kissinger

    • Alzaebo May 20, 2022 at 9:31 pm #

      HOLY SCHMIDT, NIGHTOWL

  22. thirdcoastlegend May 20, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

    Meanwhile the mandatory maskers at NPR are doubling down on developing a snitch culture around wreckers that are sloppy with their face diapers:

    https://freebeacon.com/politics/npr-mask-snitches/

    • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

      NYT seems to be doubling down on NPIs, no matter how many times it has been proven that those things don’t and can’t work.

      • Not_GeorgeT May 20, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

        Something about NYT subscriptions passed by recently. Not sure, not a tv watcher, sometimes catch T.C.’s lead-in because it is already on. Think it was there.

        Jist: canceling a NYT subscription is like visiting Hotel California (my analogy). Keeps their numbers up.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

          That has similarities to what’s going on with Twitter.

        • Jarek May 20, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

          Yes, Tucker is looking into it a bit. He suggested a class action lawsuit.

          I cancelled Amazon Prime and they ignored it, using my credit card without my consent to renew my subscription. Luckily I caught it and got a refund.

        • Blackbird May 20, 2022 at 10:49 pm #

          Went to buy a paper the other day. ~$3! I had to laugh. The paper was almost a week old. They should have just given it to me. What did they think they were selling, a book?

          No wonder the newspapers are going out of business.

      • MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 8:43 pm #

        They are starting to segue into mandatory vaxxes because masks are a losing battle

        • Alzaebo May 20, 2022 at 9:36 pm #

          Just tatoo the vaxx series on my arm already

          Better, tat me the barcode

          • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 9:53 pm #

            Better yet, just plant the chip already and have it update automatically via RFID in the vaxx.

            This party’s just getting started!

        • thirdcoastlegend May 20, 2022 at 9:42 pm #

          Mary-

          Do you have some links on this we can review?

          I’d like to know more about what you’re seeing to prep accordingly.

          • MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 11:22 pm #

            This is not the only place I’ve seen it, but the most recent:

            https://twitter.com/JGoldny/status/1525469886616592385

          • MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 11:24 pm #

            Retweeted by an establishment writer for NYSlimes named Michael Powell. I was researching him because where I work he requested a quote from our organization, so I was checking him out. Since you asked though, I’ll see what I run into tomorrow, and save ones I run across.

          • Redneck Liberal May 21, 2022 at 8:55 pm #

            Pesky facts!!!

          • MaryQueen May 21, 2022 at 9:42 pm #

            https://unric.org/en/who-mandatory-vaccinations-are-a-last-resort/

            This was a few months ago, but since interest started dwindling, the bluechecks on Twatter funded by the deep state are starting to stick toes in the water.

  23. Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

    I see Twitter is also doubling down on hiding the truth about the coronavirus “response” and the vaccines.

    Why does anyone try to conceal that which they know is going to get out anyway?

    Meet the Conspiracy Theorist Behind Twitter’s ‘Crisis Misinformation Policy’

    https://freebeacon.com/media/meet-the-conspiracy-theorist-behind-twitters-crisis-misinformation-policy/

  24. Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

    URGENT: The most powerful evidence yet that mRNA vaccines hurt long-term immunity to Covid after infection

    A bombshell study – from the National Institutes of Health and Moderna, no less – should end debate

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/urgent-the-most-powerful-evidence?s=r

    • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 4:29 pm #

      McColloch (sp) was on Fox last night talking about this. Seems that folks exposed to the disease itself have better immunity retention than vaxxed folks. End result, a new strain shows up, the vaxxed folks are getting more seriously reinfected.

    • Amman May 21, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

      In conclusion. it would all have been better if everyone had never been vaccinated.

  25. Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

    What’s most remarkable about this article is where it has been published.

    These are things that many of us have known and been saying for close to two years now.

    “For the first time in American history a president, governors, mayors, hospital administrators and federal bureaucrats are determining medical treatments based not on accurate scientifically based or even experience based information, but rather to force the acceptance of special forms of care and “prevention”—including remdesivir, use of respirators and ultimately a series of essentially untested messenger RNA vaccines.”

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9062939/

    • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

      Wait till the Monkey Pox hits full force, govt will be declaring Martial Law; and don’t think they won’t be cracking more than a few heads to maintain order, either.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

        I heard NY’s governor just extended her dictatorship due to the covid.
        I thought she was supposed to be isolating with that, btw, but she shuffeled off to Buffalo anyway.

        Must be using the “rioting” exception to the covid rules.

        Here’s my dilemma:

        Now that we have demonstrated conclusively what wise people feared from the beginning, tat this untested “vaccine” sets people up with a bum immune system that leaves them not only vulnerable to reinfection with covid in perpetuity, but likely to the monkey pox as well, how can I wish it on her, when I know so many people who also took that shot in good faith because they believed they were doing the right thing?

        • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 7:27 pm #

          Right, the real problem is the “scientific” community messing with things they shouldn’t. DNA is the core of what makes us, us. It took God and his sidekick Mother Nature 4 billion years to come up with us. It shows considerable stupidity to think some “scientist” is going to improve that.

          Play with true vaccines all you want, SOBs, do not mess with the life giving code.

          I want you to think about how important this is, but not be patronizing.

          The DNA is a single fertilized egg contains all the instructions to build a machine comprised of 3 trillion coordinated pieces, orient them to create a baby, track them through years of development, place them in proper location to build and coordinate an adult sentient being capable of thought and aware of the wondrous universe around him.

          We are messing with God’s magnificent handiwork. Shame on us!

          • beantownbill. May 20, 2022 at 10:31 pm #

            Yes, and if God meant for us to fly, he would have given
            us wings.

        • Alzaebo May 20, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

          Urge people like the governor to take each and every shot and booster, as quickly as they can.

    • GreenAlba May 20, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

      “What’s most remarkable about this article is where it has been published.”

      Wow. You’re not kidding, Beryl (although the disclaimer says that the NLM isn’t a publisher and just allows people to put stuff on their site, blah, blah … But it got into Surgical Neurology International just the same.

      Bookmarked, thank you. I think it should be sent to everyone’s GP. I’m certainly sending it to my MP, with whom I am in pointless and utterly frustrating and soul-destroying correspondence.

      • Bilejones May 20, 2022 at 7:48 pm #

        ” I’m certainly sending it to my MP, with whom I am in pointless and utterly frustrating and soul-destroying correspondence.”

        He will win.
        He has nothing to lose,

        • GreenAlba May 20, 2022 at 8:15 pm #

          He has a little girl of about two. He is enabling the dystopian world in which she is going to grow up, if she’s even allowed to grow up. I cannot in any way get my head around that.

          • Alzaebo May 20, 2022 at 9:42 pm #

            You are a true soldier, GreenAlba.

  26. BackRowHeckler May 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

    “We are looking at $6 per gallon gas by the middle of summer”-JP Morgan analyst. That means diesel will be up to about $7.50 per gallon. Figure out how much it will cost for an owner/operator to fill up his rig come September. Rig holds 150 gallons.

    • thirdcoastlegend May 20, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

      JPM is behind the times.

      I can see $8, maybe $10 gas by mid-summer.

      • Blackbird May 20, 2022 at 11:04 pm #

        Heating fuel prices might give us our long awaited Dark Winter this year.

      • messianicdruid May 22, 2022 at 9:37 am #

        I saw a gas sign the other day for diesel. The first digit was 5 and the next two were scrolling and changed slowly untill reaching 99 then just started over.

    • Alzaebo May 20, 2022 at 9:46 pm #

      Mine holds 200 gallons, I average >100 gallons per day.

      I’m seeing pumps maxed out to $999.99 in California and Pennsylvania.

      • Alzaebo May 20, 2022 at 9:47 pm #

        For one fillup. That’s half my weekly takehome, for one fillup.

  27. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth May 20, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

    Jim I’m always amazed at how much energy you have for the labyrinth of deceit that represents this country’s federal judicial system. It is entertaining and disgusting to hear how many of these deep state fuckwits draw off our federal system and how easy it is for them to cheat it.
    When Republicans ramble on about cutting federal waste, I always believed they were ready to fire on mass people from the departments of housing, education, …, but these judicial rats and their cronies should be the first to drown.

    I’m much more interested on how dumping all this money on Ukraine will sound to the American and European citizens after the global economy capitulates this fall along with a crossfire hurricane of energy and food shortages

    Its a gas, gas, gas

    • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 5:55 pm #

      $40B? Chump change. Once you’re crossed the $10T barrier or so, who even bothers keeping score?

      • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 7:28 pm #

        Dis

        Certainly not the Federal rip off artists!

        • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 7:52 pm #

          It’s not like it’s ever actually going to be “paid” to anyone anyway. It’ll be foreclosed on by the globalist banking cartel, but that was always going to happen anyway.

          • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

            Who is going to foreclose on the globalist banking cartel when their debt becomes untenable?

          • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 9:47 pm #

            Not a question of who will foreclose; but rather, who will be foreclosed on.

            The answer: WE WILL BE.

            And the kicker? We will all demand it, tranche by tranche.

            Hey! They don’t call it “divide and conquer” for nothing!

  28. Hardrock May 20, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

    My journal entry from yesterday looks very much like what JHK posted today. Sroll to the bottom to see the May 19 entry CULT OF CHAOS

    https://borderlandjournal.com/may-2022/

    • SpeedyBB May 21, 2022 at 3:49 am #

      Just a heads-up for you, Hardrock.

      I read through your Borderlands blog with appreciation, but when I attempted to contribute a comment to this effect, what I got was

      BLOCKED AS SUSPECTED BOT

      So no soap.

      Now I am beginning to question my own identity. I, Robot? Sure don’t feel like it today.

      • Hardrock May 21, 2022 at 8:18 pm #

        Thanks….I’ll check into it. I was able to post a test message but not sure which page you tried.

        And thanks for the encouraging words.

        • Hardrock May 21, 2022 at 8:32 pm #

          I use WordPress for the Journal and I think it was a WordPress plugin causing the problem….comments should work now.

          • Shoplet™ May 22, 2022 at 4:46 am #

            That’s WordPress 2014. I think you can get a plug that will full-width it and/or the top header.

  29. sheila May 20, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

    Sounds like he’s wading through a cesspool, and knows it. We’ll see.
    Thank you for staying on this JHK.

  30. GB May 20, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

    One thing. Durham’s facial hair of inmates and bikers. By the time you wear that badge you no longer care what people think of you and you have stopped social climbing. Unless you are a badass of equal bravado you might want to step out of his way.

    • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 9:44 pm #

      Might be a bit of a stretch. As a aging government prosecution attorney of high repute who is follicly challenged but facial hair blessed, it might just be – combined with that stern scowl – more of a tactical affectation. Reminds me of Wilfred Brimley. Always wished I could pull off a look like that, but alas, it was not to be. Maybe the next time around?

  31. tom clark May 20, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

    Didn’t Jim Baker serve under Ronnie Reagan, or am I thinking of someone else?

    • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

      Are you Google impaired, TC?

  32. Roundball Shaman May 20, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

    “I know it’s disconcerting to see the world fly apart… Theories exist to be proven. Federal cases are brought to furnish proof.”

    When you live in a World ruled by ‘The gods Who Dwell Among Us’… and these self-appointed (faux) gods have declared, ‘We’re Empire now. We MAKE our own reality now!… nothing has to be proven. It only has to be uttered and declared by one of these god-imitating creatures of the Elitist Grifter Class and poof! Reality has just been created!

    A thing like ‘proof’ has been Cancelled just like the quaint practice of days gone by… ‘The Rule of Law’.

    It used to be said that We are a Nation of Laws, not men. That practice has been flushed down the Not-So-Great-Reset New-World-Order-Empire toilet as well. This World is now just a World of ‘Men’, not Law. And not just ANY men and women, but only those who are part of ‘The Club’ which constitutes those faux gods Who Dwell Among Us.

    What is one to do with such a World and such (true)-God-mockers? You can become angry and frustrated. But that gets tiring and doesn’t get you anywhere. You can ignore all this and become one of the many billions of people living and breathing on this Planet right now that do not care to see, speak, or hear of the many evils that surround us.

    But for those sweet remnant of the human family that clings to their humanity like a life-preserver in a storm…

    All one can do is laugh at the Big Clown Show World that we have unwittingly found ourselves lost in. Every day is another episode in a twisted version of Bozo’s Circus. Only this circus never ends and just gets more bizarre by the day.

    Many generations have lived out their lives without having to face such imposing existential question and quandaries. But we all are the lucky ones to live during a time when the fate of humanity and the rule over the Planet hangs in the balance.

    Do you feel lucky, or sad? Is this a problem or an ‘opportunity’? Yes, to all those things.

    Just take an hour at a time. A day at a time. That’s all we can navigate right now. We can’t see the size of the big waves coming at us.

    Just keep your head above the water and ride those waves as long and as far as you can. You can’t fight certain currents or you’ll just tire yourself out. Ride those waves and steer yourself to a safe part of the beach. That’s our job today, not trying to fix a twisted planet led by lunatics.

    Surf City… Here we come!

    And THAT’s a Reality we can believe in.

    • mitchellc May 20, 2022 at 3:15 pm #

      Nice – cfn does attract some good writers. That being said, I would suggest you might consider dropping the “we were once a nation of laws …” shtick. (Reminds me of ‘we were once kangz and sheit’.)

      Rather, it’s always been rule of empire, with one’s understanding of this universal truth serving as a metric of how well they perceive currents events vs a certain level of gullibility or indoctrination that leads to a faulty belief system.

      Since it never was, nothing has actually been lost. That is, it’s no better or worse than before. The only reason events appears more obvious today is the lack of surplus to obscure the underlying reality.

      In fact, maybe I should post MCs maxim: the security state operates in inverse proportion to available surplus. Now that were entering real scarcity, the mask is off for all to behold what always laid in wait.

    • Ron Anselmo May 21, 2022 at 12:47 am #

      “Just keep your head above the water and ride those waves as long and as far as you can. You can’t fight certain currents or you’ll just tire yourself out. Ride those waves and steer yourself to a safe part of the beach. That’s our job today, not trying to fix a twisted planet led by lunatics.” ~ Roundball Shaman

      Fitting – a very wise friend once told me that it takes more than karma and good luck to succeed in life – you need to know when to wu wei (loosely defined in Taoism, as doing nothing or “going with the flow”).

      RS – your posts are always well thought out & thought-provoking. Thanks for that.

      • Hereward the Woke May 22, 2022 at 4:25 am #

        Those who go with the flow from here on in will soon find them going over the waterfall with everyone else.

        • Ron Anselmo May 22, 2022 at 11:15 pm #

          Hereward – you miss the point – “…you need to know when to wu wei…” You need to know when to take a loss (go with the flow) if fighting a losing battle – better to keep your powder quietly, to win the war.

    • SpeedyBB May 21, 2022 at 3:51 am #

      I thought the correct phrasing was “Do you feel lucky, punk?”

      • JTinMD May 21, 2022 at 11:33 am #

        “Well, do ya? PUNK!?!”

  33. Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

    On the topic of theories being proven, this from the Market Ticker:

    Took The Jabs? Welcome To Hell

    http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=245912

    • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

      And it looks like this Monkey Pox is largely a Gay Thang, like AIDS. (As stated by a poster upstream)

      Expect a Monkey Pox Alliance showing up at next month’s ‘Pride Parades’, on a float with signs, with Monkey Pox Activists haranguing you over loudspeakers, “We demand Monkey Pox research, haters.” The Monkey Pox float will be at the end of the parade, behind numerous Tyranny floats, blasting 70s disco music “I love the nightlife I like to boogie, on the disco roouunds”, looking otherworldly, trannys gyrating on the platform to the disco beat.

      • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 7:32 pm #

        If it is, it is another indication of how abnormal behavior, ignoring the protections of the normal immune system can really backfire, so to speak.

      • Alzaebo May 20, 2022 at 9:54 pm #

        The Monkeypox flag will be asight to see.

    • MaryQueen May 21, 2022 at 9:47 pm #

      And *gulp*

      Dr. Buttar has been right about everything so far… there is a montage of propaganda at the beginning and then Dr. Buttar says some rather unnerving things:

      https://www.brighteon.com/72628bba-073b-457e-b3a2-8c3dffe3bf20

      • GreenAlba May 22, 2022 at 8:28 am #

        I received that from Mark Crispin Miller yesterday, Mary, but only listened to it just now, as MCM had already summarised it. And of course Todd Callender covered what they will be able to trigger with different frequencies of 5G in his interview with Reiner Fuellmich.

        Dr Buttar said he was going to publicise an antidote for the vaxxed (I presume he just means ‘just’ an antidote to the ‘sleeper cell’ thing) in an upcoming Advanced Medicine Conference, but he didn’t say when it would be – if you hear anything on this, please let us know. He said it was something one wouldn’t need to worry about getting hold of.

        Todd Callender hinted at antidotes too, for disabling the nanotech (apparently being worked on by Dr Elizabeth Lee Vliet) that include Chlorine Dioxide. I have no idea what consitutes safe doses of ClO2 – not that I’ve got any yet! Do you know anything about this?

        I say this knowing that it will likely bring Redneck Liberal out of his lair to witter about rabbit holes. 🙂

        I wonder what Redneck thinks of the announcement about a bunch of supermarkets intending to use fingerprints and facial recognition to allow people to buy food – that old ‘conspiracy theory’.
        .

        • MaryQueen May 22, 2022 at 11:14 pm #

          I will keep my ears and eyes open, GA. I am guessing with all the work you’ve done so far, and stopping when you did with the vaxx, you might be OK. But I will endeavor to post up here any remedies I find to diffuse the effects of the jabs.

          That being said, I am pretty sure we all have some level of nanotech in our systems regardless of our quacksine status. The shit they spray all over the atmosphere, for one. An ex-military weatherman on some channel casually mentioned chemtrails the other day, I bet he’s now unemployed… what the hell is in that stuff. In any case, some are certain the metals may be nanobots but yet again, we don’t know.

          We do know that now there is a hepatitis outbreak among young kids, go figure. More and more proof that they are systematically trying to eradicate a large portion of the populace, while posing as ‘life givers.’ Saw a UK guy doing a quick video on Telegram, showing a playground there with a defibrilater machine at a children’s playground. Perfectly normal, nothing to see here.

          Fake Trae is so beyond help at this point. He endeavors to be part of the zombie horde, the inevitable fate of the mini-brained.

        • MaryQueen May 22, 2022 at 11:22 pm #

          I had an appointment last week with a naturopath (who also is an allopathic doctor) last week. She said that it is very likely that I have not gotten covid (or whatever the bioweapon is) because of my protocol. I would not for any reason go back to any regular doctors for anything except a prescription if I needed it.

          So keep up the good stuff. She was in agreement with what I am already taking, which includes Moringa, NAC, quercitine, and not TOO much vitamin D (she said 10K was too much per day, lower to 5K). And I am taking the expensive liquid B12 (mostly because I’m a vegetarian & mostly vegan) and for any respiratory stuff from allergies or whatever I take elderberry syrup. I was very happy to get thumbs up from a naturopath! I also take magnesium, and adrenalin support which I think is magnolia and mimosa barks (if you google them you’ll see).

        • Ron Anselmo May 22, 2022 at 11:25 pm #

          Graphene Oxide – molecular structure acts as an antenna – 5G can become a possible kill switch.

  34. Lawrence L. May 20, 2022 at 5:07 pm #

    “Personally, I don’t think Mr. Durham intends to go down in history as a joker.”

    OTOH, it’s amazing how convincing a $2 million book deal (ghost-writer included) can be to enhance a government pension. See Amy Coney Barrett, Bill Barr, et al.

    I’m cross-posting a comment I made elsewhere:

    This isn’t going to be resolved in either a courtroom or a voting booth. I don’t see how it is possible to conjure even the smallest modicum of hope that this process is anything but a cynical, in-your-face, demonstration of naked, demonic power. They have allowed Durham to resurface long after he might have done some good (in 2020), only to allow statutes of limitation to expire, juries to be stacked, bogus client privilege evidence to be withheld, and rumors of ongoing grand jury proceedings to be teased. The amazing corner of Twitter that uncovered this travesty was years ahead of Durham. Maybe the new SCO had a smaller budget than Mueller, but he certainly had a bigger one than Mahncke, McIntyre, Fool Nelson, Mate, Techno Fog, et al.

    They allowed this to go on precisely because they know that nobody of consequence is going to go down. When Durham’s final report is issued, check the MS Word file meta data. It will probably show that the report Create Date was some time in 2018.

    • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

      I think you’ve nailed it here. These little glimpses of light we’re fed from time to time are just more pointless grist for the disinformation mill. Frankly, if I didn’t read about this stuff here, I’d never hear about it all. Resolution is not the point anyway. Continuance of the diversionary smoke screen is.

    • Shoplet™ May 20, 2022 at 7:48 pm #

      Clusterfuck nation ? Amorphous blob nation

      • Shoplet™ May 20, 2022 at 7:54 pm #

        The question-mark is supposed to be a wavey equals sign.

  35. Shoplet™ May 20, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

    “Here comes Ukraine… there goes Ukraine… our money is worthless… no water for Las Vegas… buh-bye Roe v Wade…financial markets wobbling… vaccine injuries everywhere… diesel prices killing truckers… food shortages… UFOs… World War Three… white supremacists… no baby formula… whoa… duck-and-cover, here comes monkeypox!

    …hyper-complex systems… passing of thresholds into breakdown, all at the same time, failures mutually ramifying other failures seemingly unconnected… weird things popping up in the dust and rubble… monsters in a bad dream… federal attorney John Durham, the special counsel… RussiaGate…

    …small fish… sardine… sharks… killer whales… K Street… FBI… Alfa Bank conduit…

    …DC… DOJ… FBI… digital cloud… swampy… lair… 935… a tale… outfit… servers… Tower… bad guys…

    …nowhere fast…. prima facie… July 2016… ‘Crossfire Hurricane’… super-agent… jumpin’…

    …sketchy characters… “Maltese…” …informant… International-Man-of-Mystery… slippery players… unauthorized private… no authority… ‘coup’… ‘witch hunt’… malicious…

    …hairball… thread… mass… seditious… roguery…

    …evidentiary… bundled… seditious… conspiracy… joke… joker.” ~ JHK

    Robin: “Holy Amorphous Blob, Batman!”
    Batman: “That’s correct, Robin!”
    Robin: “Well what do we do!?”
    Batman: “Run!”
    Robin: “You know, I just realized that I put my underwear on last, over my clothes.”
    Batman: “Ya, me too…”

  36. tom clark May 20, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

    Let’s stop using derogatory names for those we disagree with, OK Clusterfuckers? Woops!

    • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

      TC

      Name callers happen when they do not have an answer. It is all they can think of.

      We have a political party in this country that operates in this fashion. We are now witnessing what happens when people in power have no answer, not a clue.

    • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 7:53 pm #

      Agreed. ‘TC’ is derogatory enough without adding insult to injury.

    • Lawrence L. May 22, 2022 at 6:43 pm #

      A smart commenter at some interesting websites goes by the moniker of “Subotai Bahadur” (Genghis Khan’s greatest general). This fellow coined an acronym that captures my feelings about many of my former friends and colleagues who have not been red-pilled despite the immense evidence. His term is TWANLOC (those who are no longer our countrymen).

      We will never convert TWANLOC at this point. We either divorce…or diworse.

  37. Shoplet™ May 20, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

    Mixed Bag

    JHK: (calls up John Durham’s office…)
    Durham: “Hello?”
    JHK: “Good day, my name is JHK, may I speak with Mr. John Durham please?”
    Durham: “Speaking.”
    JHK: “Hello Mr. Durham. I am calling from Clusterfuck Nation and I’m…”
    Durham: “From where?!”
    JHK: “From… eh never mind… The reason I’m calling is that, instead of relying on the crony-capitalist plutarchy-captured legacy media, I wanted to get the dirt straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak. and find out how your investigation is going. Can you spare a few minutes?”

    ———

    From Previous Article’s Threads:

    “Read Scalp Dance to understand the torture cult of many of the American Indians. There was no Eden here but the one our People tried to create for themselves, themselves alone.” ~ Jarek
    Reply

    “That’s a shift in the subject.

    The ‘Eden’, as quoted, was and is relative.” ~ Shoplet™

    “Eden is absolute by definition. No death, and thus no sex. Sex=Death with orgasm being the little death.” ~ Jarek

    That’s yet another shift in the subject and false anyway, as per definition. Look it up. I also wrote ‘as quoted’.

    ———

    “…it all starts with ideas.” ~ Disaffected
    (https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/feeding-the-narrative/#comment-696232)

    ‘Kunstler’s Klusters Ecovillage Network’

    ‘Taking the fuck out of clusterfuck ©’

    • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 7:41 pm #

      Eden

      A beginning with perfect existence that has been lost-

      Which also makes it a target for human existence.
      Heaven? Paradise? For eternity? Whatever that is.

    • Jarek May 21, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

      Your posts are often kind of amorphous so I don’t feel I’m deviating from the cloud, but just providing some lightening bolts.

      • Shoplet™ May 21, 2022 at 4:00 pm #

        Annnd you’re shifting the subject yet again…

        ‘Forever with Jarek: A New Daily Series’

        • Jarek May 21, 2022 at 11:14 pm #

          Ok, what the subject? I’ll color within the lines and by the numbers for a change – and still to to the Right of Attila and Hun.

          • Shoplet™ May 22, 2022 at 3:57 am #

            Maybe you are in your own Eden. That’s ok.

  38. JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 7:43 pm #

    A perfect afternoon , corresponding with a group of folks that really see what is going on and listening to Jackie Evancho on You Tube. The finest voice ever.

    • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

      Jackie and Andrea Bocelli

      Unbelievable!!!

      • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

        All right mister, it might be time for you to go sleep it off for an hour or two.

        • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

          And miss one of your missives, Dis, not on your life.

          • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 8:07 pm #

            Did we get a little tipsy this afternoon, JAZ?

          • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2022 at 8:40 pm #

            Speaking of the Monkey Pox, is it just by coincidence that a national over-the-air movie channel has for the past few weeks been running all 7 ‘Planet of the Apes’ films from the 1970s? I submit these sonsabitches — whoever they may be — are on a campaign to soften us up, and will soon declare this ‘The Day of the Monkey”. “The Day of the Monkey”, when a strange new virus envelopes the world, systems collapse, nukes are launched, the sun darkens in the sky, and humanity makes its Last Stand.

            In other news, a Ukrainian spokesman announced that the US and NATO will provide long range missiles that could reach Moscow and other Russian cities, and is capable of taking out the Black Sea Fleet. Some details have to be worked out, apparently. NATO has not confirmed or denied the report. I personally think this is a provocation that could have disastrous consequences.

          • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 9:21 pm #

            You keep talking, brh, and I’m ready to buy a ticket to ride on this still as yet conjectured Magical Mystery Tour of yours. I think I nice apocalypse now might just be what the doctor ordered.

            Lt Col Kilgore: Kilgore : Smell that? You smell that?

            Lance : What?

            Kilgore : Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn’t find one of ’em, not one stinkin’ dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell? The whole hill. Smelled like… victory.

            Kurtz: “The horror, the horror!”

          • JohnAZ May 20, 2022 at 11:24 pm #

            Dis

            Nah, I just get a little maudlin once in awhile after reading all the BS that is going on.

            A good question for your Liberal friends

            Who is more dangerous for the US,

            Putin or Biden?

          • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 11:28 pm #

            Yo, brh. You need to checkout Showtime’s
            Couples Therapy. This just might be this generation’s Honeymooners in reverse. A more ball-less collection of shit-sacks I could not possibly imagine. Brow beat little shit-sacks who have been beat down since they were born apologizing for sins they’ve never committed to women they’ve very likely never once actually fucked and feeling doubly guilty about it all is just too much to be missed.

            A better case for masturbation or abstinence has not recently been made.

          • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 11:38 pm #

            JAZ,

            Not sure exactly, but this place is mostly Librul/Conservative, so I’m sure they’d side with Biden. Anything to keep the gravy train rolling is the rule of thumb up here.

            On the plus side, I have a good local friend from St. Pete Russia who hasn’t been deported yet, so I guess that’s good news. Great guy with an even drier sense of humor than mine. Imagine that! Yet still warm and endearing. A genuine HUMAN!

      • Klaus Schwab May 20, 2022 at 10:24 pm #

        Nina Hagen – Naturträne (natural tear)

        https://youtu.be/9xi4O4RvlnQ

        Very much like one of my ex’s!

        Dibs on the right earring!

        Schnapps for everyone!

        • SpeedyBB May 21, 2022 at 5:18 am #

          Nina Hagen – the cat’s meow. She is a trained opera singer who went punk, early on.

          Got out of East Germany while the gittin’ was good.

          Such a repertory – even absolutely straight stuff, like a fine Ave Maria.

          And she talks up UFOs, which is an absolute plus in my book. I call it “mine” even though the one who threw it at me in 1968 wants it back. Juck you, Fudge.

          • Shoplet™ May 21, 2022 at 4:11 pm #

            UFO’s? Really? That’s cute. I might look more into her work if I can manage the time.

            Why did you get the book thrown at you? Or should I ask?

            But let me ask you or anyone reading this if you’d like to offer any recommendations regarding conceptual and/or ‘fusion’ and/or classical music that’s somehow goes beyond the usual cliches or what we’ve all head before, like in films and whatnot, yet remains somehow accessible/listenable.

  39. MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 8:08 pm #

    VERY interesting post today, James. So, you don’t think if Durham sniffed too closely into the nefarious Clinton doings, he wouldn’t have been Arkancided by now? Even the Babylon Bee is putting out fair warning:

    https://babylonbee.com/news/congress-votes-on-bill-to-legalize-clinton-assisted-suicide/

    I continue to love James’ optimism, even if I’ve so long ago become way too cynical to share it.

    • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 9:28 pm #

      LOL! Mr. K’s rapidly becoming the “get off my lawn” guy in reverse. While everyone else is either wandering around like a zombie staring off into the electronic ether in their phone, or whinging their ass off like us Clusterfuckers about how all this is going to end badly, Mr. K continues to preach the virtues of the old time democracy religion. It’s one helluva cross to bear, but Mr. K appears to have been anointed to the task. God speed Mr. K, GOD SPEED!

  40. Islander May 20, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

    New York Post headline:

    CLINTON TRIAL BOMBSHELL

    https://nypost.com/2022/05/20/hillary-clinton-okd-sharing-trump-russia-data-campaign-manager/

  41. MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 8:45 pm #

    So I heard NBC or somesuch did a documentary on Tiffany DOver, the nurse who fainted after getting the quacksine back in Dec. 2020, and who has never re-surfaced. They did a documentary, but you never see her or hear anything about her and there is still no proof she’s alive.

    LMAO, the gaslighting continues.

    Tiffany Dover is still dead (or dead to the world anyway).

    • Islander May 21, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

      “dead,” as in the Skripals??

      • MaryQueen May 21, 2022 at 9:50 pm #

        Who knows, but isn’t it beyond hilarious that they actually did a documentary to prove she’s not dead, and she doesn’t make an appearance, and there is nothing to show that she still exists?

  42. tom clark May 20, 2022 at 9:23 pm #

    Mr. Durham will not go down in history as a joker, just as Donnie Trump won’t. Pathetic, maybe…a joker, nope.

    • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 9:31 pm #

      I seriously doubt he’ll “go down in history” at all. Dead end investigations leading to still born prosecutions generally don’t. Once again, if I didn’t read his name here, I would have no idea who this guy is at all.

  43. redrock May 20, 2022 at 10:02 pm #

    Any discernable difference between a cockroach and a Democrat?? Asking for a friend.

    • MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 10:13 pm #

      Kind of an insult to cockroaches. I’m sure they serve some good in the world, in comparison…

      • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 10:40 pm #

        Do you think we can kill Dems with baking soda and sugar and/or boric acid? Might be worth a try.

        Thing is, we’d still have to kill the “other side” too.

        • MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 11:11 pm #

          Well the Dems are willingly being sterilized, so there’s that.

          • Blackbird May 20, 2022 at 11:35 pm #

            I’m sure a lot of them would have been willing to pay too.

            It should be an option when you roll up your sleeve, “Would you like to donate to the Covid Research Awareness Project?”

  44. MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 10:08 pm #

    I noticed that various bluechecks connected to the NYSlimes on Twatter have been sharing fake stats showing that unvaxxed people are creating a huge spike in hospitalizations, and they are screaming for mandatory vaccines of EVERYONE.

    Meanwhile, I get intermittent and increasingly disturbing posts from a friend who’s a teacher of middle school kids. Today’s:

    “So this week things have gotten to an even more disturbing level at school… as if it weren’t bad enough that all the vaccinated kids are getting sick, but I now have a student (this is a 14 year old) that was hospitalized for covid. This didn’t happen in 2020; kids that got covid hardly got symptoms. But this student has been in the hospital for 6 days and now other kids are telling me that he’s scheduled for heart surgery. Wtf, What are they doing to the children???”

  45. Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 10:37 pm #

    So… funny story.

    Tough week here on the home front for me. The fucking eyelid surgery (on Friday, the 13th no less) has proven to be a whole lot more onerous than I suspected going in, so that, combined with my unusually white boy to the n’th degree sensitive blue eyes and the orderly transition of spring fire season to spring allergen season in the high country of north central NM has had me seeking cover under covers for the better part of week in combination with whatever cold/flu elixirs I had stored far beyond their expiration dates in my medicinal horde.

    Exercise of even minimal capacity had proven to be more than my mind/body/eyeball could handle, so I knew there would be a considerable price to pay upon my “resurgence,” to semi normal human activity. Nonetheless, I arose from my coffin on Thursday the 19th, resolute to meet the inflictor of my great bodily damage in his Santa Fe lair, to address the issue of the hideous offending stitches in my tender eyeball adjacent parts, which he had previously pledged to remove with great alacrity and fanfare, a mere six days after his offending cuts had inflicted so great an offense on my corporeal being that I feared many times I simply could not bear it.

    As if in a spell, with a mere shrug and a smile, the young evil-doer met me and waved my concerns away, while snip-snipping the offending stitches away, and sending me on my way again with the derisive injunction, “Don’t rub them too much!”

    Upon arriving back to my home lair, I was startled to find that the lower cuts were indeed now pockets, open for inspection with the slightest pressure from inquisitive fingers. “Surely this cannot be,” I protested. A quick call to the offending knife wielder’s office confirmed, “Oh Yes! It be! Now keep thy grubby inquiring fingers off!

    So now the funny part…

    I went over to the local Smith’s looking for some SteriStrips to hold my “pockets” together while I sleep, and I’m kvetching with the checkout guy like I like to do about “things,” and I set the poor bastard up with a line about how I’m glad the fires are out, but now the allergens are through the roof (which they are, everyone up here’s suffering mightily), to which he kvetches accordingly.

    And then I lay it on him (I’m wearing mirrored wrap arounds all this time): “Well yeah, but I’ll bet your eyes don’t look like THIS [great reveal]”

    Hey! You don’t get many chances like this. Gotta take advantage of them when they present themselves. Life is too short!

    • Klaus Schwab May 20, 2022 at 10:53 pm #

      Best wishes for the healing.

      • Shoplet™ May 20, 2022 at 10:55 pm #

        I meant the above with my Shoplet™ moniker.

    • Q. Shtik May 20, 2022 at 11:44 pm #

      Now you got me thinking twice about messing with MY lids.

      • Disaffected May 21, 2022 at 9:51 am #

        I think the part I really didn’t bargain for was the timing with fire and allergen season. I was just miserable as hell for about 3 or 4 days there with the burning eyes and all the rest of it. It also convinced me to ditch that damn CPAP once and for all, as you can definitely see the effects of that damn mask the next morning. It compresses your sinus passages right around your nose and forces or allows the fluid to pool under your eyes, making waking up in the morning a scene straight out of a horror movie.

        I finally went on some industrial strength allergy meds yesterday and ditched the CPAP and I feel and look much better this morning, so I think I’ve finally turned the corner on this thing. That said, I won’t sugar coat it; if you do both uppers and lowers, the first three or four days ain’t no fun at all. I finally just decided to treat them as sick days and sleep as much as possible, although that certainly has drawbacks with fluid buildup too. Maybe just a steady, light, non-strenuous routine around the house would be best.

        • beantownbill. May 21, 2022 at 11:12 am #

          Dis, I hear you. It’s the little issues the medics don’t tell you about. Last night I was up most of the night because of the blood clot prevention stockings I have to wear for another week or so. They wrap very tight around my legs. It is very hot outside now, so I sweat through them. Getting up to attend to my bladder and my stockings are wet makes my lower half very cold and I shiver, so I’m both cold and hot at the same time!

          Also, I’m a side sleeper, but it hurts me to sleep on the side where my surgical incision is, and to my horror, I also can’t sleep on my back, as it makes my bad leg cramp up. I can only sleep on my right side – uncomfortably. No one can sleep in one position for an entire night, so I basically walk around from bedtime to 4 am, when I finally nod off for a few hours.

          They basically don’t tell you this shit because a surgeon only lives to cut. Anything else is irrelevant. I won’t even go into any detail about bowel movements, another ordeal.

          Only about 20 more days or so, I hope, before I get back to relatively normal. I’m already practicing a bit on crutches so I can ditch my stinking walker. I’m not complaining, just describing what’s going on. Besides, Q wanted to know how I’m progressing. Anyway, for you, at least you will be healed pretty soon.

          • Disaffected May 21, 2022 at 11:31 am #

            Yep to all, Bill. The sleeping must be real hell. I can’t function at all without a good 8 hours a night. I was stopped up for three days(!!!) (I never go as many as two) after the surgery as well. Those little details make all the difference. In my surgeon’s defense, he DID tell me to expect copious swelling and bruising, but I think I just heard what I wanted to hear.

            Anyway, glad to have the stitches out and appearing semi-normal again today. Black and blue nearly gone, swelling down but definitely not gone. Exercising again in morning as we speak, so that’s always a big boost as well. 42′ and a chance of rain up here today, so I’m in freaking hog heaven!

          • Islander May 21, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

            leg cramping at night is a bitch.

            Could this come from overworking the muscles of the ‘good” leg because of the surgery on the other?
            .
            Does it help to pile a couple of pillows under the lower part of the leg that cramps?

            Whatever helps the muscles to relax.

            Maybe some Percogesic before bed?

          • MaryQueen May 21, 2022 at 9:52 pm #

            Magnesium spray at night 😉

  46. Klaus Schwab May 20, 2022 at 10:39 pm #

    Of course my dear host, James Howard Kunstler, I will have you know that the idea is to create wonderful and intense peaks of fear, uncertainty and doubt and then superb and relaxing valleys of depression, disillusion and despair to jarr and nudge the citizenry into absolutely craving and clamouring for our World Economic Forum’s Great Reset!

    • Disaffected May 20, 2022 at 10:43 pm #

      Tell us more, Herr Schlaub!

    • MaryQueen May 20, 2022 at 10:51 pm #

      LOL

  47. tom clark May 20, 2022 at 11:54 pm #

    What are kids for than to care for their aging parents?

    • Disaffected May 21, 2022 at 9:40 am #

      Damn right! Little bastards!!

  48. kimmasad01 May 21, 2022 at 1:27 am #

    They’re all strenuously vetted 33° Freemasons and loyal only to the secret societies that fall under or within broader 33° Freemasonry.

    The idea that any one of these ghouls are in place as a check to another is naive.

    • malthuss May 21, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

      list of names, please.

  49. BackRowHeckler May 21, 2022 at 5:50 am #

    “Russia deploys nuclear missiles to Finnish border as Finland moves closer to joining NATO”-Newsweek

    “Monkeypox virus showing up in hotspots around the Globe”- NYTs

    The Day of the Monkey is upon us, CFNers.

    WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE JUNETEENTH FEDERAL HOLIDAY?

    • Disaffected May 21, 2022 at 9:37 am #

      LOL! On a Sunday, no less? Observed on a Monday, perhaps? Don’t see anything about it on our local calendar up here. This might be one of the whitest places I know, though, so I doubt we’ll be seeing fireworks or anything.

      Gonna make it a point to start talking up the Monkey Pox, though. That just sounds like too much fun to resist.

      • BackRowHeckler May 21, 2022 at 11:53 am #

        Yes DA, just the phrase “Monkey Pox” is tailor made for this CFNation comments section.

    • CrusherMuldoon May 21, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

      Perhaps, I’ll be ingesting fallout particles from the destruction of the Subbase in Groton, a first strike target if there ever was one. BYW, do you think the Mannerheim Line will form a good shield from a Russian IRBM detonation?

    • elysianfield May 21, 2022 at 7:11 pm #

      BRH,
      My plans? A day of quiet contemplation, comixed with hourly periods of spirited self flaggilation and ending with my lying prostrate, probably nude, on my gravel driveway begging forgiveness from whomsoever I might have ever offended in word or deed.

      Except Thwack, of course.

      • elysianfield May 21, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

        comixed?

        Commingled.

  50. thwack May 21, 2022 at 7:56 am #

    Daily Stormer is back up:

    http://stormer-daily.rw

  51. hladini May 21, 2022 at 9:20 am #

    Hilarious second paragraph, I shared it with ZH and let everyone know it’s in your latest blog. Put in a plug for clusterfucknation.com

    Love the ‘whoa, duck and cover, here comes monkeypox’ – my husband and I were laughing out loud with that one.

    • Jarek May 21, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

      It should be turned into a dance. Doing the monkeypox.

      • Shoplet™ May 21, 2022 at 6:50 pm #

        Doin’ The Jarek

        Actually, it’s a near-perpetual ‘Dancin’ To The Government’ sock-hop (because of course shoes, etc., are getting expensive) with your ‘Doin’ The Monkeypox’ as a particular tune in que, maybe a request via an internal memo, who knows, but we dance just the same.

        Incidentally, if you approached me for a video called ‘Doin’ The Jarek’, I might consider getting some high-contrast footage of someone freestyle dancing and then throw it all through an ascii-text generator and collect the output, et voila.

        Something like this maybe:

        https://youtube.com/shorts/Y7Ni3ELSHbo?feature=share

        <3
        xoxo

        • MaryQueen May 21, 2022 at 9:57 pm #

          This seems even more apt – lol:

          https://youtu.be/__kLOWgoIj8

          • Shoplet™ May 22, 2022 at 3:24 am #

            Did you pass this by Jarek?
            I don’t want to be responsible for watching a video without his approval first. I mean, I did watch it, but that’s just between you and me. Jarek doesn’t need to know.

          • Jarek May 22, 2022 at 6:40 pm #

            Mary IS Mary Katherine Gallagher

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVTgNgjHCp8

        • Jarek May 22, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

          That’s degenerate, Schop.

  52. mitchellc May 21, 2022 at 10:26 am #

    Serious question : Assuming the current situation was completely reversed, how would it alter the fundamental underlying facts of overshoot, depletion and degredation?

    That is, an actual legal, representational government was elected, hundreds if not thousands of criminals were in jail, Russia was an ally, gas was $3/gallon, etc

    Would this situation alter the inevitable trajectory that would still result in gas at $10+/gallon, the end of long commutes, whether suburban/rural, the need for first population reduction programs, then implementation of control systems, etc?

    In other words, how does changing the system to the “ideal” somehow not result in the same end game of UBI, high concentration 200 Sq ft apts, lack of personal ownership, low consumption virtual reality?

    I mean, we know Jim is on board because he’s actually written a series of books describing just this outcome.

    My thought on the matter is that its one of control. IOW, sentiment is governed by the expectation of who actually carries out the unpleasant but necessary tasks.

    For example, covid, mandates, lock downs and medical passes will still have to be implented to first reduce then control populations regardless of who is in charge, right?

    Or am I missing something altogether? Is there an alternative outcome possible, and that’s why there’s resistance to the WEF program?

    Or am I right and the only disagreement is that there should be an open discussion about who is eliminated, who will be the masters and who will be the slaves.

    • Disaffected May 21, 2022 at 11:22 am #

      I remain puzzled as to why you feel the need to “prove” that this is all a perfectly rational response to the facts on the ground, and then imply that we should all be almost thankful for the fact that it’s playing out this way.

      I mean really now. Do you honestly expect that the working class schlubs who never for a moment saw this coming to now be thankful to their self-appointed overlords for plotting to eliminate them? Like any self-respecting animal who wakes up too late and realizes that he’s in the one way chute headed for the dreaded knocker, I think it should be expected that people get a little upset about it and maybe even plot some acts of retribution on their way out.

      That said, I agree, there really is no solution to our current conundrum, other than getting comfortable with your own mortality. That was long overdue anyway. But I’d suggest it applies doubly to those who think they’re going to make it through the current bottleneck. The same rules of existence apply to them as well, although they’re even more loathe to admit it. Poor bastards!

      • mitchellc May 21, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

        The question remains, if the trajectory is fixed, who cares who’s in charge? Other than ego, what difference does it make?

        Population reduction via Vax, infertility, starvation, etc, UBI, confined urban settings, social credit, virtual reality, it’s all baked in.

        Or, are those resisting the WEF program suggesting there are possible alternative outcomes that produce shared happy results? That the WEF is promoting their solution simply because it allows them to remain in charge under the existing wealth/poverty paradigm?

        OK, let’s hear it – I’m all ears. If not, then fighting over who rules is merely a fun, competitive diversion from the reality that will engulf all.

        • Disaffected May 21, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

          You’re a persistent son of a gun, I’ll give you that. Who in the hell knows what the alternatives are? Not everything in this world is planned out from A to Z in a methodical corporate manner like you suggest. I would suggest that you have been so indoctrinated in the American/globalist corporate mindset that you simply can’t imagine any other possibilities. That’s going to be serious liability for you, mc, in the long run, cause when the shit gets real again all that crap’s going straight out the window.

          You need to get out and have more fun with some seriously rowdy low-class friends, my friend; and I’m talking about any of your well to do corporate colleagues. Rub some elbows with the salt of the earth types who have known real pain and grown to expect it at every turn. The kind that will call you on your bullshit and not think twice. The kind you’re maybe a little bit embarrassed to be seen in public with the first time, and then stop and ask yourself why? The answers you find just might surprise you.

          Myself? I’d much rather go down with those people than make it through with the hoity toity types I meet up here all the time. But that’s just me.

          • malthuss May 21, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

            You TOO are a persistent son/ daughter of a gun,

          • CrusherMuldoon May 21, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

            “You’re a persistent son of a gun” Wrong. Just a troll who’ll go away if he she or it is not fed

          • mitchellc May 21, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

            Now, why would I want to (deeply) associate with those targeted for replacement?

            The US is already beginning to mirror latin America, where the minority of Euro descent rule over all others.

            The elimination (stronger covid, vax, sterilization, etc) of the bulk of blacks and lower class whites will complete the transformation.

            With the addition of Asians to provide technical services – like medical care – the model composition will be complete. (The UK is further along on this path.)

            The wests demographic future is set in stone. Policy decisions adopted right after WW2 guarantee this outcome.

            So, there’s a reason why I became fluent in Spanish. If the WEF is successful, I can get still manage locally in SoCal.

            However, if the “People’s WEF” prevails, then normies (like those here) get to play the Schwab/Gates roles.

            Knowing spanish will assist in holding power while directing policy decisions and communicating objectives to the future majority of americans

          • Night Owl May 21, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

            “Now, why would I want to (deeply) associate with those targeted for replacement?”

            You are part of the group that is being targeted.

    • CrusherMuldoon May 21, 2022 at 11:37 am #

      Do not go gentle into that good night,
      Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
      Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

      Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
      Because their words had forked no lightning they
      Do not go gentle into that good night.

      Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
      Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
      Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

      Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
      And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
      Do not go gentle into that good night.

      Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
      Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
      Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

      And you, my father, there on the sad height,
      Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
      Do not go gentle into that good night.
      Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

      Are we clear? Are we CLEAR?????

      • malthuss May 21, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

        author?

        • beantownbill. May 21, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

          Dylan Thomas

        • CrusherMuldoon May 21, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

          Don’t ask me to pay your student loan

          • Islander May 21, 2022 at 5:08 pm #

            Bwa ha ha!

    • gustafson.robert.22 May 21, 2022 at 11:57 am #

      1. The current (WEF) plan will not be effective. Energy realities will not support its aspirations, and real psychology will undermine its attempts to push people around.

      2. Any actual solution begins with this: the public proliferation of overshoot concepts and an accurate picture of peak-oil ramifications…

      AND/OR (contrasting to or in conjunction with such info-proliferation) letting anarchy and a chaos-theory approach sort global problems out.

      The WEF plan is no part of any solution… just another hot-air exercise in fundamental avoidance, denial.

      • mitchellc May 21, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

        Thanx for the reply. This is what the 2% should be discussing by not engaging n silly tantrums.

        It’s noteworthy that you first dismiss the WEF outright, but then quickly declare the “actual solution” is public education and shared commitment. Failing that, you’re comfortable with allowing anarchy to reign supreme.

        I don’t share you’re optimism; neither the failure of the WEF or the point of attempting to gain group consensus. We should note the more dramatic WEF policies are being imemented *because* ehrlich, Carter, CoR were not only ignored, but ridiculed as people chose Reagan & Trump to continue the fairy tale.

        Can people see this is why Trump was removed, that the thinkers decided to act before it was too late, that they don’t give a shit that people can now see what’s going on?

        Which is why I asked, if the end point is fixed, how does complaining about who’s in charge alter that fact?

        • gustafson.robert.22 May 21, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

          I don’t have faith in this particular set of “thinkers.” I think the WEF is a very slapdash soup of watered-down energy-environmental thinking, and hopelessly conventional corporate/business perspectives.

          And, the endpoint is not fixed. The endpoint is wide open. The only things that are fixed are energy-scarcity and population-overshoot.

          I’m no great optimist (or maybe I am), but I do have some faith in a collective human response to accurate scientific information.

          And this (idea of a collective human response) includes violence and wars fought on the basis of actual facts, not top-down ruses.

          The “thinkers,” real or hypothetical, should realize they cannot save themselves by not sharing their “secret knowledge” in the open. The job of an actual thinker is to promote and spread concepts energy-scarcity and population-overshoot without prejudice or flimsy self-preservation schemes. The “thinkers” are not evolutions genetic gift to the future, they’re just the blokes who were born into books… the vast majority.

          • mitchellc May 21, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

            Again, thanx for the reply. These types of discussions address the heart of the matter.

            The crux of the matter is whether the WEF can pull it off, or is it too complex to manage? If so, what outcomes can be expected if top down controls fail?

            I keep poking at JK to get back to his roots, that the audience is both larger (worldwide), and the topic more satisfying than superficial outrage porn.

            Right now everyone on alt.media is playing the alarmist game; you know, gotta get those hits. And boy do the angry posts fly, much to the delight of the TLAs.

            But what about a forum where real discussion/debate is conducted regarding matters facing the globe. In essence, no different than the WEF, but comprised of the 2% across a virtual network?

          • gustafson.robert.22 May 21, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

            I’m all for that, MitchellC. Let’s set it up.

            A forum with selected guest articles/posted excerpt-material, and comments, with a mission to remain focused on the most macro of problems (overpopulation and energetic limits to growth) and their causes, possible long-term solutions/resolutions.

            My email: heliazhelium@gmail.com

        • Jarek May 21, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

          How do you justify your own survival? From my pov, you are a useless eater.

        • Rowdypiglet May 21, 2022 at 3:38 pm #

          You seem quite determined to believe that the “end point is fixed.” It seems to me that you have no understanding of human nature, in a way that’s reminiscent of a few clever autistic people I’ve known. In fact, you have no idea what people as individuals or a group might do.

          My guess, which I think is more true to human nature, is that lawlessness of all kinds will increase, as well as open conflict here and around the world. The WEF consists of human beings who are dependent on other human beings. The fact that people have acted like sheep is no guarantee they will continue in that vein. I have a few relatives who are the kind of people you can push very far and will seem to always give in, right up until the point where they detonate like a nuclear bomb.

          Humans are unpredictable, especially when they perceive that they have nothing to lose. No palace is safe against a big enough, angry enough mob. What happens after a purge of those who have decided they have the right to cull the lower orders? No one, including you, knows. I suspect you’re too coldly but narrowly logical to survive such a purge yourself. Who will? Probably quite a few “lower class” people for whom you have contempt, but who have survival skills, ruthlessness, and cunning.

          • messianicdruid May 22, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

            Obadiah

      • R banjo May 21, 2022 at 4:02 pm #

        @gustafson.Robert.22

        I got a great belly laugh reading the last bit of commentary.
        I am starting to just live in the sensory world and try to ingnore any non sensory stimuli like “asymptomatic” as a real thing or object.

        Been loving all the great comments all the way thru this time.
        Even Shoplet. Though its a stretch.

        • Shoplet™ May 22, 2022 at 3:06 am #

          I’m doing this for free and usuallt in from the ‘sensory world’ as you put it, but thanks just the same.

          Maybe if you put in a good word for me to the Ministry of Social Credit I will consider trying harder.

          As you can see, though, I’m already a trademarked product, so there’s that.

  53. JohnAZ May 21, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

    Dis, Bill

    Best advice on surgery I have heard is

    Never for cosmetic purposes

    Only if in danger of a more serious condition happens and

    Only when the convalescent pain is less, always under forecast by the surgeon, than the chronic pain.

    I have always felt that surgeons are like Democrats

    They lie for a living.

    Glad you both are recovering well.

    • Disaffected May 21, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

      NOW you tell me!!! No, I think mine will work out well in the end. The uppers in particular are already SO MUCH better. The lowers will take a little longer for the swelling to work out, but they’ll be fine too. In the end, it just comes down to what you’re willing to live with. Np pain, no gain, and all that.

      • Disaffected May 21, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

        No spelling either, evidently.

        • JohnAZ May 21, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

          Look back before your surgery, I did send out a surgery warning post. So many patients and friends have rued the day they believed a surgeon. My mother was no. One, she was crippled by orthopedic surgeons.

          Again, this too shall pass, and you will have the results you wanted. Always wish you well.

      • R banjo May 21, 2022 at 4:05 pm #

        Lose the cpap breathing machine.
        Didn’t work for anyone I know.
        They had to work thru it with diet and slight exercise. But either way , wishing you good health and a long natural life..

        • Disaffected May 21, 2022 at 10:33 pm #

          I think you’re right. It became a crutch.

    • beantownbill. May 21, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

      Thanks, JAZ. On what you said, Google Tom Cruise and see what his face looks light now. Obviously got botox treatments.

      • malthuss May 21, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

        how old is he? 60 soon. july he is 60..old

        dyed hair no doubt.

        Inside rumor is he is gay and his wives are lez.
        I met an insider who partied with him.

        • beantownbill. May 21, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

          I thought he was 56 or 57. Many stars are considered gay. How much of that is true? Like, you must know about Richard Gere and the guinea pig.

          • malthuss May 21, 2022 at 11:02 pm #

            In the urban legend I heard it was a gerbil.

        • BackRowHeckler May 21, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

          Is Cruz a midget, like Stallone?

          • MaryQueen May 22, 2022 at 10:49 am #

            Yes

          • Shoplet™ May 22, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

            I once told a smaller, if perfectly proportionate and attractive, guy working at a bikeshop to the effect that in cataclysmic events, it’s often, if not usually and for various reasons related to size/mass, the larger fauna that get taken out first.

            Apparently our little birds were the dinosaurs’ bottleneck.

            Oh, and now that I think about it, I also once told a larger, taller, belligerent guy who was threatening a smaller guy on a crowded sausage bus (the extra long kind that bend in the middle), that if he continued, he’d have to deal with both of us. It’s amazing how fast he STFU. When I have to stand up on a crowded bus and am tired, I dislike being jolted out of my daydreaming by belligerence.

            I could tell you about the time, ages ago, our smaller guitarist gave yet another proverbial-bullshit ‘tall strong and silent type’ a bleeding nose (probably broken), but you get the idea. I got his blood on my fancy duds breaking it up but, happily, it washed out.

        • MaryQueen May 21, 2022 at 10:04 pm #

          He’s gay yes.

          And he’s like 5’7″ tops

          • malthuss May 21, 2022 at 11:03 pm #

            who is that? 5.7 7 inches?

          • Shoplet™ May 22, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

            The film industry and State politics appear to be ‘dead whales swimming’ (‘big zombies’), they just don’t know it yet.

          • Shoplet™ May 22, 2022 at 5:35 pm #

            Is that Scorsese in the pic? Shall we aim at pigeon-toes now? Maybe we can hit a few innocent pigeon-toed commenters on this blog in the process. LOL

            “Robert De Niro’s Height
            5ft 7 ½ (171.5 cm)
            Peak height was 5ft 9 (175.3 cm)”

            ~ https://www.celebheights.com/s/Robert-De-Niro-992.html

          • MaryQueen May 22, 2022 at 11:27 pm #

            Yes, Hwood loves short, big-headed, small-bodied manlets since the 1980s or so.

            So funny.

            No more Lee Marvins or Burt Lancasters.

            I guess they were too manly.

          • MaryQueen May 22, 2022 at 11:28 pm #

            Shoplet, that’s Al Pacino on the left, and DeNiro in his elevator shoes in the pic.

            N.O. is right, it never gets old.

            Fucking hilarious!

        • CrusherMuldoon May 22, 2022 at 10:45 am #

          When he filmed “Eyes Wide Shut ” with Nicole Kidman, who he was married to him at the time,he had to be given direction how to properly make love. Perhaps he needed Michelic to fluff him up

          • Night Owl May 22, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

            Cruise aside, have you ever read the EWS breakdown over on the Vigilant Citizen site?

            Great stuff.

          • MaryQueen May 22, 2022 at 11:29 pm #

            LOVE Vigilant Citizen. That should be much more widely read. That guy has his finger on the pulse of these shitheads.

      • JohnAZ May 21, 2022 at 5:12 pm #

        Yeah, I have been appalled by some of the before and after pictures of people going under the knife for cosmetic surgery.

        Good rule, accept your aging gracefully. You cannot stop it.

    • SpeedyBB May 22, 2022 at 8:41 am #

      JohnAZ, agree wholeheartedly. Nobody cuts on me unless I can be convinced it’s life-or-death.

      At the age of 15 one night a testicle swole up. I got frightened, thinking my masturbation was triggering bad juju. Off to Emergency and it turned out I had a “…torsion of the testicle…”

      Little jewel suspended in fluid twists around some reason and cuts the blood supply off. I went under the scalpel that night and Bob’s your uncle.

      That was in 1957. Haven’t been knifed since. I had a swollen appendix in Osaka in 1981, thought about it hard, let it alone. Had the appendix burst I would have been in for a bad time. It didn’t. No cut.

      There’s a reason why surgeons are nicknamed “swashbucklers”.

  54. elysianfield May 21, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

    Jarek,
    Do you have any comments on the Catholic church refusing Pelosi communion?

    https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/nancy-pelosi-catholic-church-san-francisco-abortion/2022/05/20/id/1070783/

    They SAY that the reason is her stance on abortion, but those in the know* state that it is her admission that she has frequent sex with the devil, and further, that his semen is colder than the ice cream in her $10K subzero freezer.**

    * Maybe…who knows?

    ** This is a historical fact
    #Salemwitchtrials

    Jarek,
    I spoke in error, and must recant.

    Nancy Pelosi did NOT have frequent sex with the devil…she only had sex one time with Him, and now He won’t return her calls….

    My apologies….

    • malthuss May 21, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

      tar n feather her.

    • Jarek May 21, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

      I answered you above. Again, I’m amazed. And of course the Bishop is being condemned since this is a sin in the eyes of the new Church. Decades of not doing anything has led to believe they have this right.

      Why is she is being singled out!, they scream. Because she is prominent and revels in her viewpoint and publicly taking communion. It’s a scandal and has been for many years. He tried to meet with her many times – no response.

      She’s never had any problem with the spotlight before. She loves being singled out. This is the downside, but not really – not to her voters and career.

      All part of Traditional Catholic Teaching. To whom much is given, much is asked. Henry the 8th could have had concubines and bastards to his heart’s content, but not a divorce and new wife. He was King. He had to set the right example, at least publicly. They would have never mentioned any of the other stuff.

      • Rowdypiglet May 21, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

        It’s been almost enjoyable to see the level of incomprehension from Catholics who simply can’t understand why someone who openly supports what the church forbids would be subject to any sort of disciplinary action.

        I’m not a Catholic, but if the church wants to survive in any recognizable form, it absolutely must expel these people. I compare their actions to those of someone who belongs to the country club but doesn’t like golf and so feels they have a right to disrupt anyone who is playing the game. They come onto the gold course with a football, kick it at people who are trying to hit the gold ball, invite their football playing friends, and otherwise make it impossible to play. Then, while being ejected from the club, they complain loudly that they don’t see why they can’t play the game as they see fit, and accuse the golfers of being intolerant fascists.

        That seems to me like a fundamental difference between left and right in their current configurations. Right: I don’t believe in God so I think I won’t attend church anymore and will start a club for atheists. Left: I don’t believe in God, but I can’t tolerate a world in which some people disagree with me, so I think I’ll stay in the church and try to destroy it from within.

        • Jarek May 21, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

          Exactly. Satan is the Ape of God. His followers cannot create, only destroy.

        • Night Owl May 22, 2022 at 4:30 pm #

          My favorite exmple of this was when wokester forefathers (oops, mothers?) were demanding that little girls be allowed to be boy scouts.

          The logic always escaped me. Group A says it is open only to X, you are not X, but you want to join a group of people who only want Xs among them?

          The condition is inoperable.

    • R banjo May 21, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

      She has 5 sons if I am not mistaken…

  55. SoftStarLight May 21, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

    What a neat idea!! A theory exists to be proven. The title alone seems like a massive philosophical discussion Mr. K lol. But I tend to agree with your assessment of the current state of the Durham investigation. And on a simpler level it’s really difficult to imagine that there isn’t much more to his investigation beneath the surface. Because honestly it is amazing this investigation is continuing to be in the headlines after all of this time across two admins no less.

    • Amman May 21, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

      What, if anything, is at stake in this investigation? It is obvious to one and all by now that… ANYTHING GOES!!!

      • SoftStarLight May 21, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

        Well I suppose it isn’t obvious to me. There are people sitting in jail right now. So it appears in those specific instances that anything goes didn’t quite work out. Perhaps you are saying anything goes for certain people like Clinton et al. That is a theory I can believe in for sure, given history. But nothing lasts forever so maybe there will be some sort of turnaround in this case. It’s certainly a possibility and so I was just sharing my thoughts

  56. beantownbill. May 21, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

    @Crusher:

    I’ve always loved that poem because I’ve never intended to go gentle. As my time approaches, even if I’m in unbearable pain (hopefully not), I’ll go out with a bang like a starburst exploding into the night.

    • CrusherMuldoon May 21, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

      Hear Hear Bill! Hear Hear !

  57. beantownbill. May 21, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

    Overpopulation, resource depletion and environmental breakdowns are surely on tap. But where I differ from many here who know this, is I am an optimist. Total breakdown is not inevitable. Solutions do exist. Most of them are considered science fiction now. The state of our society is crumbling, and seeing the total lack of response from the public makes it easy to be pessimistic. But as Yogi said, it ain’t over ‘til it’s over. The future hasn’t happened so anything can happen right now. I’m gonna live my life, ‘tho I’m not blind. And if I’m wrong and I’m still around, I will rage against the night.

    • malthuss May 21, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

      overpopulation, yes and no.

      cities are often crowded, and people need resources BUT if peeps were evenly distributed, no crowded cities.

      • JohnAZ May 21, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

        You are right, not overpopulation but excessive population density that outstrips supporting resources.

        Unfortunately, cities are a political entity being used to create control by one party.

    • malthuss May 21, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

      did yr blood clots start after getting covid vaccine [s]?

    • JohnAZ May 21, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

      God does not intercede negatively except at apocalyptic events.

      Biblically, God protected Israel and Jerusalem as long as the Hebrews followed His direction. When they didn’t God simply stepped out of the way and Mankind proceeded to destroy himself. The four horsemen that have shown up over and over are really overpopulation, greed and perversion causing disease, famine, death and war.

      The US has left God’s orbit and thus we are on our own. The problems we face today are just the hoof beats of the Four Horsemen. IOW, us!

  58. malthuss May 21, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

    BRH
    I personally think this is a provocation that could have disastrous consequences.

    /DUH..all it takes is one bomb on a city.

    • BackRowHeckler May 21, 2022 at 3:53 pm #

      I doubt if our side will be launching nukes — at first. But who knows how Russia will react when a few non-nuclear missiles slam into the Kremlin? The Ukraine/Russian border is merely a few hundred miles away from Moscow. It wouldn’t take long for Russians to figure out who launched the missiles, from where, and more importantly, where the missile were manufactured. Putin might take extreme umbrage at such an event. Quite possibly, he would respond in a way that would evoke the apocalypse.

      Events in Ukraine are quite unpredictable and could easily spin out of control — in ways we will not like.

      BEWARE OF THE MONKEY POX!

  59. Jarek May 21, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/monkeypox-spreads-west-baffling-african-112930241.html?.tsrc=fp_deeplink

    “We have never seen this kind of spread in West Africa. Something different must be happening in the West.”

    Indeed my good man, indeed.

  60. Jarek May 21, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

    Don’t Pin Your Hopes on Team Save Western Civilization

    Francis Berger

    A triple-pecked colleague of mine recently lauded the Conservative Political Action Conference held in Budapest over the past couple of days. The event attracted conservatives from all over the world to the Hungarian capital where they outlined how they would to protect “God, homeland, family” from the insanity of leftist ideology.

    ?My triple-pecked colleague declared the conference to be a good omen – a sign that a turning point had been reached. As far as he was concerned, the conference proved that Western Civilization could and would be saved after all.

    This triple-pecked colleague of mine is – as Dr. Charlton has so memorably put it – married to the Psycho Hose Beast; he has zero awareness of the 2020 satanic global totalitarian coup:

    . . . it is clear that most people did not recognize the 2020 coup at the time – but instead wholly accepted the birdemic cover story as a complete explanation for sudden, instant, universal totalitarianism.

    And having failed to notice the biggest event in world history (i.e. the silent international coup to install a world government) – these people naturally do not take any significant action to disengage psychologically and spiritually; they fail even to remember ‘what it was like’.

    And indeed they have ended-up married to the Psycho Hose Beast that is The System.

    People like my birdemic “immunity”-card carrying, Fidesz-voting, conservative-minded colleague are blind to the obvious – after decades of terminal decline, Western civilization has died. It died in 2020 when nearly everyone in the world “accepted the birdemic cover story as a complete explanation for sudden, instant, universal totalitarianism.”

    I offhandedly mentioned this to my colleague, citing the Orbán government’s oppressive policies during the height of the birdemic, policies which trampled all over “God, Homeland, Family” and other supposed essential characteristics of Western civilization. My colleague looked at me as if I had suddenly begun speaking a different language, and it was at that moment that I realized how utterly irrational and pointless it was to speak of such things with people who are remain firmly committed to remaining married to the Psycho Hose Beast.

    True to System form, people like my colleague continue to pin their hopes on Team Save Western Civilization. They truly believe that “conservative” politicians and organizations will ultimately right the ship while at the same time remaining ignorant of the reality that the ship has already sunk to the bottom of a deep, dark, and cold ocean.

    More bluntly, people like colleague continue to invest hope into the hopeless.

    Western Civilization ended in 2020. We have entered System Civilization. The peculiar thing about System Civilization is that it does not qualify as a civilization at all. Sure, it possesses the external characteristics of civilization – large population centers, written language, systems for administering territories, monumental architectural and “unique” art styles, social classes – but unlike conventional civilizations, System Civilization is steadfastly committed to using these external civilizational characteristics to destroy itself and inflict mass death and damnation upon its population.

    During the course of our informal conversation, I happened to vaguely point this out to my triple-pecked conservative colleague. He responded by falling back upon the cui bono position. Who, he wondered, could possibly benefit from mass, civilizational-level destruction and death?

    Who could benefit? I didn’t bother to provide an explanation because the explanation would not have made sense to him, and I very much doubt that the explanation would make sense to most people in the West, which is precisely why the West has died.

    So, let’s forget about pinning our hopes on Team Save Western Civilization for the simple reason that Western Civilization is dead. What parades around as Team Save Western Civilization is merely an appendage of System Civilization, and despite all rhetoric to the contrary, System Civilization is anti-God, anti-Creation, and, ironically, anti-civilization.

    On the one hand, the death of Western Civilization could be interpreted as an unsettling reality. On the other hand, it also offers the only real worldly hope we can nurture during these times – the possibility of resurrection.

    However, physical resurrection must begin as a fundamentally spiritual act – raising a civilization from death requires raising the spirit of the civilization from death first.

    Since the spirit of any civilization comprises individuals, the resurrection of individuals must precede the spiritual and physical resurrection of a dead civilization — and this is where the focus should be.

    This is no longer about stopping the destruction. It’s too late for that. The death has already occurred. The most Team Save Western Civilization can do at this point is protect the corpse from further mutilation.

    As far as I can tell, that is all they aim to do because the “team” lacks the spiritual motivations needed to raise the civilizational “body” from death.

    ?And that is why it is pointless and misguided to pin any hopes on Team Save Western Civilization.

    • mitchellc May 21, 2022 at 5:14 pm #

      Sonuvabitch, I wish I could write like that!

      So, yes, this is the entire point: the WEFs analyses, findings, conclusions and solutions are entirely correct.

      They acted first to gain a classic first mover advantage, destroying not only the principles of tradional western civilization, but also progressive concepts of social advocacy promoted by the left.

      In this game, everyone is a target; the only open question is therefore “who will rule”?

      – Top down, corporate directive (WEF)
      – Bottoms up, grass roots democratic (PEF)
      – wild west, mad max, lawless anarchy

      I’m considering starting a channel to discuss the situation, handicap the players, and perhaps run a series of betting pools.

      Those advocating option #2 would be more than welcome to facilitate organization, promote public interest, etc

      The only conditions would be no pie in the sky & no threats. Imagine you were Fauci, Gates, LeMay et al; the whole roster of those burdened with the terrible truth. How would *you* have acted differently?

      The answer is, any PEF type organization would act in an identical manner.

      • Jarek May 21, 2022 at 11:06 pm #

        And people who think they are against them, are in fact working for them, namely by supporting Capitalism, Socialism, or Communism – all one line with Socialism as uneasy midpoint. Or to put more pungently, the beast has two hands, a left and a right.

        Top down, bottom up: As the John Birch society used to say – the Vise developed to crush the Middle Class.

  61. Amman May 21, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

    “Personally, I don’t think Mr. Durham intends to go down in history as a joker.”

    With all due respect, for me, personally, that’s assuming this guy is going is going to make it into history. *shaking head*

    • Hereward the Woke May 22, 2022 at 4:03 am #

      Amman: and it assumes that anyone will be around to write the history.

  62. messianicdruid May 21, 2022 at 5:12 pm #

    mitchellc said. “The question remains, if the trajectory is fixed, who cares who’s in charge? Other than ego, what difference does it make?”

    “It is not within man that walks to direct his own steps.”

    This is happening to give us a realization of our own limitations, and our need for repentance [ change mind ]. Everybody “looking out for number one” will just cause the same result.

    Why would we expect another to have the wisdom to direct our steps if they are not qualified to direct their own?

  63. BackRowHeckler May 21, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

    Cases of Monkey Pox are turning up on Castro Street in SF, in Provincetown, Mass, Key West, and Greenwich Village. Apparently this virus is spread by dessimating our precious bodily fluids, which Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab are doing their damndest to contaminate. When it comes to Ukraine who are you going to believe, me, a nobody who has already put away 6 icey cold Sam Adams today in this 90°F heat? Or distinguished authors like Peter Zeihan’, and retired 4 star generals who appear nightly on CNN? Top General Muckity Muck will be pontificating on Wolf Blitzer’s show about Russia, “We have Russia hemmed in,” “Russia is on its last legs.” “Russia is on the verge of collapse”, when, suddenly, nemesis arrives at the Atlanta studio on the wings of an Avengard hypersonic missile armed with 21 nuclear warheads, screaming in at 7000 mph — The Day of the Monkey has arrived.

    • MaryQueen May 21, 2022 at 10:07 pm #

      O.P.E.

    • Disaffected May 21, 2022 at 10:29 pm #

      As to who to believe, I remain unsure as always, the enemy being the devious sons-a-bitches that they are – but I must say I commend you Major Heckler on your downing of said Sam Adams in the face of possible enemy fire. Rest assured, you WILL be rewarded, whether in this life or the next.

      Here in Rocky Mountain Southern Head Quarters we’ve taken to an unusual concoction of Dale’s Pale Ale (at 6.5%) mixed with Upslope Craft Lager (at 4.7%) to salve our wounds and enhance the morale of our brave war fighters in our ongoing efforts to repel the rapacious efforts of the godless Russian hordes.

      Godspeed to you and yours in your efforts to preserve our precious bodily fluids. Semper Fi until the last man and/or monkey is left standing.

  64. Ishabaka May 21, 2022 at 7:21 pm #

    Trump = Hitler. That’s all you need to know about the alt-left. They could care less if Hillary drowned a thousand babies as long as she got rid of the Bad Orange Man.

  65. KesaAnna May 21, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

    ” “All men are created equal” – a vicious lie. Jefferson is in purgatory for not being more careful in his wording. ”

    — Jarek

    Now it falls to me to defend Jefferson , sort of.

    I have posted this before , no doubt I’ll post it again , though it did no good 200 years ago , and doubtless never will do any good ;

    https://oll.libertyfund.org/page/1776-hutchinson-strictures-upon-the-declaration-of-independence

    In brief , The Declaration of Independence was of the category of the most facile , superficial , and utterly mendacious kind of war propaganda.

    My guess ( granted , I can’t prove it ) is that many of the men who signed it , maybe even Jefferson himself , were later shocked at just how seriously it was taken.

    Only the most uncritically and uncircumspect , and most unapologetic of partisans ,

    could view its now being housed in a marble shrine like it is Holy Writ as anything other than a kind of really fucking bizarre joke.,

    • KesaAnna May 21, 2022 at 9:04 pm #

      Well , since he listed it himself as one of his cardinal life achievements on his tombstone , I guess Jefferson did indeed take his own propaganda seriously.

      But lets take a look at the rest of Jefferson’s political program.

      It reminds me of James Oglethorpe’s political vision for Georgia ;

      scarcely even a pale shadow of it survives.

      Oglethorpe’s street plan still survives in Savannah , Jefferson’s Monticello still exists.

      That’s pretty much all that survives of their political programs.

      That , and Jefferson is remembered for what basically amounts to a sound bite , or a bumper sticker.

      • KesaAnna May 21, 2022 at 9:15 pm #

        On the plus side ,

        in answer to the question , ” What use is studying history ? ”

        For example , when someone derogatorily asks you , in trying to cut you down to size ,

        ” What the Hell have you accomplished in your life ? ”

        You can reply in all seriousness , surety , and sincerity ,

        ” What the fuck did Oglethorpe accomplish in Georgia , and what the fuck did Jefferson accomplish except 15 minutes of fame ?

        And those Princes had millions of Guinea’s to play with. “

      • Jarek May 21, 2022 at 11:09 pm #

        Yeah, exactly. His real views and Vision were the best of all of the Founding Brothers. But the boiler plate was a disaster. The French Revolution cured him of any remained romanticism.

    • tucsonspur May 22, 2022 at 2:48 am #

      Hutchinson was a loyalist, a royalist and one of the King’s ass kissers. He informed the King about what was going on in the colonies and in Boston, making him a spy in essence.

      He and his sons were connected to the East-India Company, and he ordered the ships in Boston Harbor to be unloaded and the tax paid, infuriating many and inciting one of the actions that led to the great Revolution. Lucky he wasn’t hanged.

      ‘In brief , The Declaration of Independence was of the category of the most facile , superficial , and utterly mendacious kind of war propaganda.’ KA

      I’m glad to have that document, we could use it right now to overthrow our current, corrupt government if we only had the capability and the will. It’s a noble document in spite of it being written to serve the purposes of the patriots. I love its Fenian characteristic.

      You go too far. Why not burn a copy while taking a dump on the American flag, barfing on the steps of the Jefferson memorial and pissing on the Constitution?

      • Shoplet™ May 22, 2022 at 4:45 pm #

        More Trees, Less Statues

        “You go too far. Why not burn a copy while taking a dump on the American flag, barfing on the steps of the Jefferson memorial and pissing on the Constitution?” ~ tucsonspur

        I’m a green anarchist and wouldn’t even waste my time doing any of that.
        Given different circumstances, though, I might melt down and reconfigure any metal statue if metal was in short supply and put it to good use, rather than as yet another asinine propaganda device or whatever.
        Quarrying a stone statue, such as the head, might make for a great gargoyle or part of a post on someone’s residence.

        As for the constitution, my green tea or bran cereal helps take care of mine fine and I’d rather save my piss for the garden. I haven’t barfed in the past 20 years or so.

  66. tom clark May 21, 2022 at 8:49 pm #

    Live free or die. or move to New Hampshire.

    • SoftStarLight May 21, 2022 at 9:04 pm #

      What is that even supposed to mean tom? New Hampshire is far far away from here

      • KesaAnna May 21, 2022 at 9:24 pm #

        Well , Virginia’s state motto is , ” Sic Semper Tyrannis ”

        But poor / working class folks tell me its motto should be ,

        ” Come to Virginia on vacation ,

        leave on probation ,

        come back on violation . “

        • SoftStarLight May 21, 2022 at 10:21 pm #

          Lol ok, I didn’t realize it was the state motto of New Hampshire. It sounds threatening in a way. But then again so does Sic Semper Tyrannis. Though both may be perfectly wonderful sentiments of course. I wonder if anyone ever did a cost benefit analysis of any of these mottos?

          • MaryQueen May 22, 2022 at 9:56 am #

            Here are all of them.

            They are quite bizarre for the most part, IMHO.

            https://www.50states.com/state-mottos/

          • MaryQueen May 22, 2022 at 9:59 am #

            And if you’re ever quizzed about any state’s official state bird, and you don’t know, guess “cardinal” because it’s the most common.

          • Jarek May 22, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

            SSL: I think it was the Jehovah’s Witnesses who went to court to have the right not to have this motto on their license plates. They just don’t agree with the heroic attitude, pacifists that they are.

            Mary: Thank you. The mottoes are beautiful.

          • SoftStarLight May 22, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

            Very interesting, thanks! Yeah some of them are super bizarre but very aspirational no less. Lol good advice on the cardinals. They truly are everywhere. Come to think of it I believe the cardinal is the state bird of Virginia too.

          • SoftStarLight May 22, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

            Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t really believe in Jesus. So I don’t answer the door when they knock anymore

          • Jarek May 22, 2022 at 6:26 pm #

            Yes, he’s just a man, albeit a great one. The first to understand the truth or something.

            How about Mormons? Do you let them in?

          • SoftStarLight May 23, 2022 at 1:20 am #

            No I don’t let strangers in. But I will talk to them on the front porch and they are nice enough and everything. I don’t really know a lot about the Book of Mormon but their beliefs are very different.

        • CrusherMuldoon May 22, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

          I thought John Wilkes Boothe held the copyright for “Sic Semper Tyrannis?”

          • Q. Shtik May 22, 2022 at 11:11 pm #

            Mottos:

            I like Florida’s… “In God we trust, all others pay cash” 😉

  67. Tate May 21, 2022 at 9:18 pm #

    “The job of an actual thinker is to promote and spread concepts energy-scarcity [sic] and population-overshoot without prejudice or flimsy self-preservation schemes.”

    Now that’s funny. Sounds like a line from Dostoevsky.

  68. tom clark May 21, 2022 at 11:07 pm #

    I have learned much more by asking questions than by telling people how much I know.

    • SoftStarLight May 22, 2022 at 3:06 am #

      And did anybody ever ask you why you were being such a po po tom clark lol?

  69. SoftStarLight May 22, 2022 at 3:33 am #

    So a strain of monkeypox was planned for release in May 2022. Coincidentally during the same time in which the WHO is seeking to greatly extend its global authority via a legally enforceable treaty. A perfect pretext indeed. And there appears to be a potential Ukraine / monkeypox / connection.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/graduatedben/status/1528074770784583680

    “Joe Biden”, George Soros, and Mark Zuckerberg have been banned from ever stepping foot onto Russian soil.

    • MaryQueen May 22, 2022 at 10:12 am #

      Thank you for posting, it needs to be shared widely. Lots of people already have. They gamed this out years ago.

      One wonders what they are really releasing on us and how often they plan to continue to do it.

      • SoftStarLight May 22, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

        I’ve wondered that a lot too. You know I see chemtrails all the time just as an example of one thing they may be doing. Because I think they could be spraying nanoparticles everywhere. Another thing is that they are introducing millions of “genetically modified” mosquitos into the environment in various places like Florida and California. And Lord only knows what they are putting in the water and so forth. It is scary because literal psychos are basically in charge of the world

        • BackRowHeckler May 22, 2022 at 3:38 pm #

          Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab, along with Harvard, have come up with a plan to cool the earth by blotting out the sun. This they would do by releasing some kind of compound out of high flying aircraft into the ionosphere. I sh#t you not SSL, look it up if you don’t believe me.

          Remember when Mr. Burns blotted out the sun in a scheme to sell more electricity?

          • SoftStarLight May 22, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

            Oh yes I do remember reading about that plan a year ago or so. Yeah they could very well be spraying chemicals to dim the sun or create more clouds. Often times the trails they leave behind (and they are always jets way way up high) actually grow into what looks like cirrus cloud patterns and sometimes the crisscross into x’s and hatched patterns.

            I think I remember that episode lol definitely something Mr Burns would do but these people probably don’t want to sell much electricity if I had to guess.

    • Night Owl May 22, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

      Lots of news circulating now that globocap was conducting illegal smallpox research in all those US biolabs in Ukraine.

      The McMedia is already seeding the public mind with claims that Russia had planned to release a deadly version of monkeypox.

      LOL.

      Another day in clown world.

      • SoftStarLight May 22, 2022 at 5:49 pm #

        Yeah in that thread there was a post by Tass basically saying that the US was conducting research on ebola and smallpox in Ukraine. This is the scary dark side of the clown. Or at least potentially of course.

      • MaryQueen May 22, 2022 at 11:32 pm #

        They’re all confused now (the ‘scientific community’) that thousands of kids have hepatitis. No idea what’s behind it.

    • Shoplet™ May 22, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

      I’d be surprised if this works. CV19 is too fresh.

      • SoftStarLight May 22, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

        That could be but it seems like there are still a lot of people accepting the mainstream covid narrative so they probably will be susceptible to whatever monkeypox narrative the regime puts out there.

  70. Hereward the Woke May 22, 2022 at 4:37 am #

    There’s a great joke about the Ukraine farce circulating on The Saker:
    Macron has an accident and falls into a coma for 20 years. He wakes up at last and goes to the local bistro for a coffee. He summons the waiter:
    Macron: So, how did the Ukraine business work out?
    Waiter: Very well!
    Macron is overjoyed. Then he asks how much the coffee is.
    Waiter: Three rubles.

  71. messianicdruid May 22, 2022 at 9:48 am #

    JohnAZ asked, “Who is going to foreclose on the globalist banking cartel when their debt becomes untenable?”

    https://godskingdom.org/studies/books/the-debt-note-in-prophecy

    To answer that question you must first determine who is owed the debt.

  72. Htruth May 22, 2022 at 11:50 am #

    Sexual Form of Monkeypox blamed for rise in global outbreak: https://americanyellowvest.wpcomstaging.com/2022/05/22/sexual-form-of-monkeypox-blamed-for-global-outbreak/

  73. Htruth May 22, 2022 at 11:50 am #

    Sexual Form of Monkeypox blamed for rise in global outbreak: https://americanyellowvest.wpcomstaging.com/2022/05/22/sexual-form-of-monkeypox-blamed-for-global-outbreak/

    • MaryQueen May 22, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

      Hey, AIDs worked once, it’ll work again.

      • BackRowHeckler May 22, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

        Not surprisingly, symptoms of the Monkey Pox are showing up in the buttox area, soreness, raw, bad rash, and so on. President Biden himself commented on it, so it must be serious.

        The Day of the Monkey is at hand.

  74. BackRowHeckler May 22, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

    So, IOW, filthy degenerates are spreading around this STD too. Brace yourself for another version of ‘Angels in America’, 2022 edition.

    Apparently this virus originates the same place AIDS came from, which is fetid jungles in the Congo and CAR.

  75. Jarek May 22, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

    https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/monkey-pox?s=r

    Malone of Monkey Pox fear porn.

    • Jarek May 22, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

      on not of

      • BackRowHeckler May 22, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

        It’s a Globalist Conspiracy to sap and impurity our precious bodily fluids.

        The Day of the Monkey is at hand!

        • SpeedyBB May 22, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

          “…rash on the palm of the hand…” brings to mind the old high-school gag of announcing “Did you know that masturbation can make hair grow in the palm of your hand?”

          And all the boys in the class very discreetly (but not discreetly enough) glance furtively at their hands.

    • SoftStarLight May 22, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

      I hadn’t realized this was Dr. Malone’s position. I certainly hope that this strain wasn’t manipulated in a lab. And the timing is very suspect and even predicted! But his thorough assessment also verifies what we should expect if this particular outbreak is more or less a natural outbreak.

  76. Jarek May 22, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fully-investigate-blms-finances/ar-AAXxXBI?ocid=uxbndlbing

    Who would have thought BLM was a giant grifter scam?!

    Anyone who knew Black crime statistics, you know, like how they’re killing each other. The police kill very few, and often with just cause.

    And anyone who knew about Black charities, and Blacks in general.

  77. BackRowHeckler May 22, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

    Yeah it was a scam from Day 1, everybody knew it would be. But the beauty of it, some of the largest corporate donors — Starbucks, Louis Vuitton, and Target to name just a handful — had their hopes dashed that their donations would buy them a little slack when Homey started looting and burning — nope, these businesses were looted and burned out just the same as everybody else LoL. Louis Vuittons are regularly looted to this day, coast to coast.

  78. BackRowHeckler May 22, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

    Just like my neighbors with BLM lawn signs still posted on their expansive front lawns with the hope that when the angry mobs show up from Hartford & New Haven later in the summer they’ll get passed by. I doubt if this gambit will work. Those houses down there are pretty nice, and located right on the main route out here. Lot of loot and treasure piled up in those places, some built as early as 1650. That’s 375 years of Yankee schwag sitting there like a fat plum, ripe for the picking.

    • SoftStarLight May 22, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

      Old colonial buildings and houses are so neat. The only ones like that anymore around these parts are either plantations or in New Orleans. I’m actually surprised to hear that Yankees would allow people to walk on them like that. Are the riots something that occur every summer?

      • BackRowHeckler May 22, 2022 at 4:58 pm #

        Nah, at the moment they’re just coming at night, stealing cars out of driveways and garages and sawing off catalytic converters. A few nights ago a guy confronted someone underneath his truck, sawing off a convertor with a portable electric seawall — and was attacked with the saw! But this summer who knows? Some posters on this board predict all hell can break loose. These colonial homes in woodsy New England neighborhoods make some mighty nice targets. I’m laying low.

        • SoftStarLight May 22, 2022 at 5:45 pm #

          Wow that is crazy!

  79. Night Owl May 22, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

    Brilliant article on how the WHO was able to start the unprecedented lockdowns in Europe.

    In internal discussions they thought it would be impossible to do Chinese-style lockdowns in Europe.

    https://michaelpsenger.substack.com/p/how-covid-lockdowns-came-to-italy?s=r

    Just another informational grain of salt in the Covid Hoax ocean.

    • Islander May 22, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

      Despite weak and somewhat confusing topic sentence, an interesting and scary read. The point about the mafia wasn’t followed up on in the covid context. So why mention it?

      How many layers does the covid onion have?

      Seems like infinite.

      Some comments are also worth reading.

  80. tom clark May 22, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

    Yawn…back to doomscrolling.

    2022 is starting to look like Herbert Hoover’s 1932. Wasn’t Herbie a Republican? Oh well, FDR and WWII pulled the US out of the Great Depression some would claim.. Don’t think Democrats or Republicans can pull that off in 2024. JAZ, Kesa Anna, Mary Q or JHK himself might be able to, but I’d rate them as long shots.

    • benr May 22, 2022 at 5:31 pm #

      Oh please it’s so easy.

      Limit immigration and secure the borders.

      Open up exploration for oil.

      Allow the pipelines to move that oil.

      Federally mandate a move to hemp oil diesel and algae farms and put them farmers to work. The algae specifically grow in salt water and are on roughly a two to three week cycle.

      Federally mandate more ethanol production but not from corn seed instead use hemp cellulose and switchgrass both of which grow like weeds and need nothing much to actually grow well.
      Put people back to work and stop paying people to sit at home subsidized to do nothing.

      Improve infrastructure, improve railways, improve electric hybrid car research but most all improve rapid transit in general and not the billion dollar boondoggle California failed at!

      Next promote funding for training people on how to bio-farm and make green ways in all citys and towns for growing food locally.

      Last stop teaching people shit that does no matter like lgbtq studies who cares!
      Teach S.T.E.M., Shop classes, plumbing, electrician, mechanics, EmPhysis the stuff people need to now how to fix for a first world economy.

      In essence do the polar opposite of what the feckless clueless Biden regime is doing.

      • benr May 22, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

        The other part of the platform regreen the world.
        Plant billions of trees back and pay people to maintain them properly like Germany does with its forests.

        • SoftStarLight May 22, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

          That sounds good

      • Redneck Liberal May 22, 2022 at 9:31 pm #

        Aside from the oil call (which I agree with, btw), almost everything else in here fits with the GND.

        • benr May 23, 2022 at 9:37 am #

          Really because I see nothing from the idiot and chief about closing the borders.
          I see zero about biodiesel or reversing corn only ethanol.
          Really don’t hear anything coherent out of this regime beyond the ridiculous dog whistle of white supremacy bad America bad white people bad.

    • SoftStarLight May 22, 2022 at 5:39 pm #

      It’s called exploring theories tom but if you need your nap do feel free. I noticed you didn’t mention me. Well I don’t want to be in charge anyway so :p

  81. tucsonspur May 22, 2022 at 5:31 pm #

    ‘Win or lose on Sussmann, I think Mr. Durham is using the case to test certain evidentiary parameters. I think he will turn around in the weeks ahead, perhaps during the summer, and bring indictments against many higher-up figures in the DOJ, FBI, and elsewhere in government on much graver charges bundled into a RICO rap, for the simple reason that RussiaGate was obviously a seditious conspiracy. Therefore, this is a conspiracy theory. Theories exist to be proven. Federal cases are brought to furnish proof. If I’m wrong about this, then the long Durham investigation has been a joke. Personally, I don’t think Mr. Durham intends to go down in history as a joker.’ JHK

    Your theory is certainly plausible Jim, and thanks for putting it out there.

    I’m no lawyer, but it seems to me that if Durham is testing ‘certain evidentiary parameters’ then his evidence is not too strong to begin with. Also, a different set of circumstances involve the higher ups, so evidentiary parameters there could be quite different than in the Sussmann case.

    After years of effort, Durham has found the mole hill, not the mountain. The result of the FISA court’s ruling on the warrants was a ‘stinging rebuke’ to the FBI. I guess that could be enough to build a conspiracy case upon. The following also offers hope:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obEjNJxV9RE

    The mountain however is still engulfed by thick, gray clouds difficult to penetrate. Any real justice or punishment coming to those seditious perpetraitors would be an almost miraculous surprise.

    If Sussmann wins? Well, they then just made Durham a joker with a capital J.

  82. Jarek May 22, 2022 at 6:23 pm #

    Attn Islander:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/meet-hermettes-secret-society-women-073718667.html

    A secret society of female hermettes, mostly urban for now at least.

    • Q. Shtik May 22, 2022 at 10:34 pm #

      A secret society of female hermettes – Jarek

      ==========

      If they were true hermit types there would be no society of them.

  83. Islander May 22, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

    Night Owl:

    Here is an interesting analysis byJorge Vilches regarding the dilemma of the Schedt refinery in Germany:

    http://thesaker.is/germans-schwedt-hard-for-russian-oil/

    (Ignore someone lame portmanteau word)

    • Islander May 22, 2022 at 6:47 pm #

      Make that Schwedt.

  84. tom clark May 22, 2022 at 7:56 pm #

    Benr to the rescue! Shuckydarn, I shoulda known there was someone in CFN who had the answers to our current dilemma and oh, please, it’s so easy! Silly me, I shoulda known! I should be banned from this site for being a simpleton, but alas, I am an old fart and need my nappy.

    • SoftStarLight May 23, 2022 at 1:31 am #

      Oh tom don’t be like that lol. You know you are always super relevant here

  85. Q. Shtik May 22, 2022 at 9:17 pm #

    Have you noticed that long nails on women, whether grown or glued on but usually glued on, is currently in an upsurge mode? You could measure years or decades by these shifts in a style’s popularity. It’s like counting tree rings or taking ice core samples. Women with these long nails look utterly stupid when texting on their phones.

    So, it was just the other day, there was a picture in The Times of a Black woman grieving the loss of a loved one in the Buffalo massacre. She was being hugged by another woman. The grieving woman had three super-long nails (an inch to an inch and a half). They were white or some other light color so they really stood out against her dark skin on the visible hand. You could tell they were glue-ons because the other two nails were her own and were gnawed down to the quick.

    I wondered if The Times had gotten her permission to use this photo. If I had been her I would not have permitted it but she had more pressing concerns.

    • MaryQueen May 22, 2022 at 10:58 pm #

      It ain’t just women.

      https://www.glamcityz.com/machine-gun-kelly-rocks-an-over-3-inches-long-nails-at-iheartradio-music-awards/

      In any case, can we stop with the “women are doing [insert craziness here]” as if men aren’t? Seriously. Anything you old dudes kvetch about women doing, I can do a quick google and find men being just as ridiculous.

      It’s not a woman thing. It’s a societal thing. Our culture is fucked, and insane.

      I don’t do any of the stupid shit the women do that you guys love posting about. 90% of women are not trying to be a plastic Kardashian.

      • Q. Shtik May 22, 2022 at 11:20 pm #

        90% of women are not trying to be a plastic Kardashian. – MQ

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

        But the other 10% are.

        • MaryQueen May 22, 2022 at 11:34 pm #

          So?

          A huge percentage of men are lurching around in wigs, lipstick, high heels, and 5 o’clock shadow.

          You proud of that?

          • Q. Shtik May 23, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

            A huge percentage of men are lurching around in wigs, lipstick, high heels, and 5 o’clock shadow. – MQ

            ===========

            A HUGE percentage?? Oh come on. I’d be amazed if it was one in a hundred.

        • MaryQueen May 22, 2022 at 11:38 pm #

          Over 300+ men are trying to gain access to women’s prison right now by claiming they are non-binary/trans/women.

          Do you respect these men? Yes or no.

          • benr May 23, 2022 at 9:05 am #

            Nope they need to go to the nut farm and people need to stop pretending this is normal behavior.

      • Q. Shtik May 22, 2022 at 11:32 pm #

        Anything you old dudes kvetch about women doing, I can do a quick google and find men being just as ridiculous. – MQ

        ==========

        OK, I await your Google results.

        And BTW, by my standards Machine Gun Kelly is an asshole.

        • MaryQueen May 22, 2022 at 11:36 pm #

          Give me another horrifying woman behavior incident so I can google the equivalent, goofball.

    • SoftStarLight May 23, 2022 at 1:45 am #

      She should have done better Q but I doubt that was anywhere near a priority in the circumstance. I prefer grown because its easy enough and healthier. Biting fingernails should be such a big no no that you just can’t even discuss it it is so nasty. You just always have to be so graphic and disconcerting I can barely deal ugghh

      • benr May 23, 2022 at 9:07 am #

        Aside from it being bad for your teeth and nails as long as you are a cleaner person and wash your hands what is the big deal?
        Not saying you should just spit the nail out on the floor either.

  86. Q. Shtik May 22, 2022 at 9:46 pm #

    Peter came to the dinner table tonight and we went thru the usual routine of placing a little wooden cup in front of him containing his evening complement of pills. Next to the pills I put a tall glass of iced tea for use in swallowing the pills. There was the usual standoff where Peter lets the pills sit while he swills the entire 10 ozs of tea. He then refills the glass and swills half of it. Eventually he uses the remaining tea to down the pills.

    While this scene is playing out my wife is doling out food onto plates and the first one is placed before Peter. Peter sits motionless. His sister (my wife) asks “aren’t you going to eat?” He says “no, I don’t feel like eating.” I wonder, but refrain from asking the obvious question openly, “why didn’t you say something before Bo put the food on your plate?” Peter sits another 5 mins, finishes his second glass of iced tea, gets up, thanks his Sis for dinner, says ‘good night” and leaves for the third floor.

    Every day is filled with one annoying occurrence after the other.

    • MaryQueen May 22, 2022 at 11:37 pm #

      Maybe Peter has found a very simple way to gaslight you.

      It’s working, and it’s hilarious, BTW.

      But I feel for your wife.

      • SoftStarLight May 23, 2022 at 1:51 am #

        Right!? Wine would definitely be my new best friend in that sitch lol! And of course that iced tea would be bye bye. Whoever heard of not eating a proper dinner in a polite manner

  87. Q. Shtik May 22, 2022 at 10:20 pm #

    The NYT Sunday Review (op-ed) section today was especially annoying. The reason as usual is The Times’ relentless left-wingedness. They attempted (unsuccessfully, in my opinion) to tear Tucker Carlson a new asshole. They referred to the novel The Camp of the Saints as being racist and violent. Black and gay columnist Charles M. Blow lamented the failure of communities to keep up and maintain the artwork that flourished on streets and walls, primarily the words Black Lives Matter, following the death of George Floyd two years ago. Paul Krugman trashed Crypto currencies.

  88. BackRowHeckler May 22, 2022 at 10:31 pm #

    Now that the $40 billion has been secured the Russia invasion of Ukraine’s eastern provinces seems to be fading from the news. And the news we do hear is misleading, for example “266 Azov troops evacuated from Mariuopol,” when the reality was that 1200 Azov troops surrendered to the Russian Army and were being sent to prison camps.

    Big story now is Monkeypox; expect some big appropriations from Congress to deal with the Monkeypox emergency.

    • Night Owl May 23, 2022 at 3:47 am #

      You can watch the videos of the Nazis surrendering on Telegram.

      Was fun to (as usual) compare what was verifiable with the McMedia reports stating the opposite.

  89. SpeedyBB May 22, 2022 at 10:37 pm #

    Talk about “…opiate of the masses”. Religious groups use peer pressure to “convince” ( = intimidate) fellow believers into taking the poison:

    https://www.kevinmd.com/2022/02/how-faith-based-dialogue-can-support-vaccine-acceptance.html

    Get this: “To quell fear of vaccinations amongst members, the Naqshbandi leadership promoted sadaqah, a voluntary means of charity in Islam, including feeding those who suffer from food insecurity. Sadaqah allowed members to surround themselves with “good energy,” protecting them from any perceived harmful side effects of the vaccine. By utilizing an existing protection practice the Naqshbandi were able to provide members with a tangible solution for their fears in order to increase vaccine acceptance.”

    • benr May 23, 2022 at 9:10 am #

      My vote is give them all the vaccines they want and double down to keep them “safe”.

  90. ribeldruid1 May 23, 2022 at 12:10 am #

    There’s a great joke about the Ukraine farce circulating on The Saker:
    Macron has an accident and falls into a coma for 20 years. He wakes up at last and goes to the local bistro for a coffee. He summons the waiter:
    Macron: So, how did the Ukraine business work out?
    Waiter: Very well!
    Macron is overjoyed. Then he asks how much the coffee is.
    Waiter: Three rubles.

    https://portalgis.com
    https://gisinfomedia.com

  91. Night Owl May 23, 2022 at 3:45 am #

    Speaking at WEF, Pfizer clown Bourla “explains Pfizer’s new tech to Davos crowd: “ingestible pills” – a pill with a tiny chip that send a wireless signal to relevant authorities when the pharmaceutical has been digested. ‘Imagine the compliance,’ he says.”

    https://twitter.com/loffredojeremy/status/1527521228688445442

    They just want to keep you safe.

  92. Redneck Liberal May 23, 2022 at 5:35 am #

    @JohnAZ

    Your pogrom against “The Gimmes” has a new Knight in Shining Armor” -thank Bog for the likes of Rick Scott, huh? and his multi-point “Plan to Save America!”….great t’hinking, if you’re not on Medicare or Social Security, huh John?

    https://youtu.be/JsYcOZZs42M

  93. Redneck Liberal May 23, 2022 at 5:49 am #

    Ah. Refreshing…a Republican with enough balls to call out the nut job extremists:

    https://youtu.be/9y4FXBJ_e0I

    • Night Owl May 23, 2022 at 7:32 am #

      It takes balls to stand with media/industry combine in RL’s world.

      You are soft and weak.

      LOL.

    • benr May 23, 2022 at 9:39 am #

      So, you don’t like common sense, traditional American values and protecting kids from hypersexual grooming into LGBTQ PEDO lifestyles.

      Are you really this nutty?

  94. Night Owl May 23, 2022 at 7:40 am #

    For those unfamiliar: In addition to the stellar UK Column, there is a related program called Sunday Wire over on the 21st Century Wire website.

    This week’s episode is 420, found in the upper right-hand corner.

    https://21stcenturywire.com/

    Great analysis every week. Just a tip for the critical-thinking crowd.

    • GreenAlba May 23, 2022 at 7:52 am #

      Thanks for reminding me it’s 10 minutes till UKC’s Monday news! I like to see it live for the chatbox, although I don’t always manage.
      They also showed the footage of the glum-faced Nazis being bused out off the Mariupol steelworks.

      I’ll check out Sunday Wire too, thanks.

      • Night Owl May 23, 2022 at 7:56 am #

        You are aware of Patrick Henningsen through UKC, I am sure. He hosts the SW program.

        • GreenAlba May 23, 2022 at 8:01 am #

          Yes, I saw it once before when you mentioned it – just haven’t been watching it regularly. There’s just so much!

          Mark CM’s interview on the Grand Jury Day 7 is excellent too – don’t know if you’ve listened to it (I expect you have!). 1h30 in, after Matthias Desmet, who’s got a book out on totalitarianism.

          • Night Owl May 23, 2022 at 8:48 am #

            Good stuff.

  95. messianicdruid May 23, 2022 at 8:34 am #

    Jarek said, “Yes, he’s [ Jesus ] just a man, albeit a great one. The first to understand the truth or something.”

    There is no middle ground. Either he is a raging lunatic or He is exactly who He said He is.

    Shame on YOU.

    • GreenAlba May 23, 2022 at 10:07 am #

      MD, I think Jarek was saying what the Jehovah’s Witnesses believe, not what he believes.

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