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Besides trying to just live their lives in these days of socioeconomic meltdown, which, Gawd knows, is hard enough, the people can barely sort out the seemingly malevolent intentions of the folks in-charge of the monster that government has become. And so, the question arises: are they actually trying to kill us all, or are they so corrupt and stupid that everything they touch falls apart?  In other words, is it mastermindery or clusterfuckery?

On the former side, you have that gallery of international villains out of the James Bond playbook: Bill Gates, Klaus Schwab, and George Soros — megalomaniacs armed with mega-money, a sho’nuff recipe for trouble — representing the emergence of a world-saving regime, in concert with lackey national leaderships. Their narrative goes like this: humans have over-replicated, like maggots in a trash can, they’re wrecking the planet and gobbling (our) resources, and we must find a way to get rid of them that looks like a natural catastrophe so the hidden powers-that-be don’t get blamed for pulling a global Auschwitz. Hence Covid-19 and the sketchy vaccinations. (“The Great Reset.” You will be dead and you will like it!)

I must say, I don’t go for that story, even if that trio have played their parts in some wicked doings du jour. Rather, I subscribe to the latter scenario: the likelihood that we’re in a pile-up of quandaries that we can only pretend to manage, and that all our pretenses of control and management only make things worse, while making a mockery of human ingenuity. This does not rule out an element of personal greed and attempted power-mongering, but look, for instance, at where all that has left the hapless Dr. Tony Fauci.

Not only did he finance the development of the Covid-19 virus so he could heroically bring forth a super-vax to the awe of mankind, and gain a niche in the pantheon of Great Men in History (plus make a buck on his share of the vax patents), but he screwed up the public health messaging so badly that Science itself now looks like a mere evil racket instead of the great achievement it used to be. His reputation is shot and he could end his days in an orange jump suit doing Chinese fire drills up and down the exercise court at Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary.

Anyway, the Covid-19 story is now utterly unraveling and the official actions around it look desperately idiotic. It’s back to mass mask-ups and maybe even lockdowns. But don’t get the idea that those mRNA vaccines turned out to have a short half-life — though it kind of looks like they did. In which case, why the panicky rush to get absolutely everybody vaxed up? And how’s that working? I’ll tell you how: only with last-ditch attempts at totalitarian intimidation… you will have no rights to earn a living, go out in public, buy anything, or even protest on the street about any of these insults to human dignity.

The world has never seen the launch of such a gigantic lead balloon. All week, the hysteria has been building and now the balloon is falling to earth as the CDC prepares to announce that the vaxes are a bust against the “Delta variant” and it’s back to the drawing board for all the toiling myrmidons of Big Pharma. Did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi get some insider info on this, having appointed herself mask-sheriff of the US Capitol Building, threatening now to arrest non-masked members and their staffers. Indeed, even a few fully-vaxed-up congresspeople were moved to shout, “Hey wait a minute.”

Mrs. Pelosi, meanwhile, is busy orchestrating her national sob story to prove that half the country are domestic terrorists for trespassing in her office and need to be cancelled, especially the former president behind that dastardly “insurrection” — against whom criminal referrals will be shortly forthcoming to Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice. As if… one can only think.

As if, that is, the half of America not lost in the transports of Wokery and fantasies of half-assed communism are going to roll over for it. Please, pull the pin on that grenade, Nancy, you demented, deliquescing old jade! America has had enough of you, and your mendacious machinations, and of your sidekick, the sham president “Joe Biden” and his pitiful mummeries in the service of a claque that wants to destroy what little remains of the public interest and our national honor. You have no idea, Nancy, how all this is going to blow up in your face and leave you a figure of historic odium.

Meanwhile, events churn relentlessly in the background… especially the bankruptcy of America (the Western World, really), and the unappetizing effect that will have on our standard-of-living… and the terrifying momentum of election audits that will prompt a national crisis of confidence as summer stumbles into fall… and drought, crop failures, supply-line breaks, and food shortages coming down… and hundreds of thousands of third world mutts jumping the southern border… and the very real possibility that China will just go ahead and snatch Taiwan while our pussified US military hollers “no fair” from a safe distance….

I tell you, this is some ripe moment. We are spinning into pandemonium. The vacuum of leadership is awesome, as if Gawd himself has split the scene in utter disgust and left matters to the ancient furies.


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  1. a kullervo July 30, 2021 at 10:06 am #

    Carefully crafted plan or paroxysmal collective madness* – does it matter?
    The real goalposts are unbudgeable, inexorable and were fixed from day one.
    Pain and pleasure are transient, death the only certainty.
    People clinging to the elusive while acting as if the definite doesn’t exist remains an enigma.

    * Unfortunately, madness has become omnipresent on both sides of the debate, as one can clearly see by the rampant obsession** amongst the commentariat here.

    ** I get it: obsession is good for the business (as usual.)

    (No, I don’t count Mr. Kunstler among the obsessive ones (at least not between the hardcore bunch): his craft here is to write and, as any good writer does, to stir up emotions. The challenge for the readers is to keep level-headed so they can better enjoy the awesomeness and calmly digest the food for thought.)

    • shotho July 30, 2021 at 10:10 am #

      There are alternatives to those presented. Our host has described them very well in the past. Live simple, disciplined lives in line with local community needs and relationships. Do these things in the sure knowledge of absolute morality and dignity.

      • O.G. Hawkins July 30, 2021 at 10:31 am #

        You have no clue what they are about to do to us.

        Not 1 sniff.

        • Disaffected July 30, 2021 at 10:39 am #

          Agreed. I’m disappointed in Jim’s conclusion, especially after the podcast the other day spelled it out in detail.

          • O.G. Hawkins July 30, 2021 at 11:00 am #

            I was surprised. I thought Mr K was hip to their jive.

            The only thing that I can think of is that he is “keeping his powder dry” and “sitting on the fence” lest he be called tinfoil.

            Either that or Mr K has a little psychological blanky in his pocket.

            The Truth is The Truth. Dr Charles Hoffe exlained the micro-clotting in 62% of his patients, vaxxes do not protect from “The Delta Variant” and they are bribing the unjabbed to join their weird global experiment.

            There is overwhelming evidence that we need stop jabbibg this evil Kool-aid into people while they push harder and harder and harder to get 2 and 3 doses into the entire population of Earth like a crappy comic book that I would’ve ignored when I was 12. [“Hand me that Mad magazine, please and thanks.”]

            Mr K knows that. We all do.

            ——

            Billy Gates, Klaus Schwab, George Soros, the House of Rothschild, Queen Lizard, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, WEF, IMF, BIS, WHO … etc., etc., etc, are all incompetent, benevolent boobs trying to grow Earth’s population to 8B and 9B and 10B. Ya think? They are incompetent boobs now after lifetimes of unfathomable success and riches?

            I’m not sure that I like your Police work, there Mr K.

          • Disaffected July 30, 2021 at 11:05 am #

            Mandates for all will be coming VERY soon. There won’t be any escaping it. And Fauci wearing a jumpsuit? Poor Jim hasn’t been sufficiently disabused of his notions of rule of law yet. That ship has LONG SINCE sailed.

          • hmuller July 30, 2021 at 11:08 am #

            Some people prefer to interpret the world as a remarkable series of coincidences rather than conspiracies, the latter IMHO better fits Occam’s razor.

          • Night Owl July 30, 2021 at 2:59 pm #

            Yep. That interview with Catherine Austin Fitts (in the last entry) was on the money.

            The dollar has collapsed, the banksters and WEF psychopaths are now going to replace the old system with the Global Plantation, or New Normal as they call it at present.

            Covid is the Trojan horse for a digital tracking system based on a global ID/digital wallet that will give the criminals the power to shut you off if you do not comply.

            The fuzziest parts on exactly what the role of the Frankenshots are, aside from use as a vehicle to implement the totalitarian system they have written about.

        • Bob12065 July 30, 2021 at 11:11 am #

          Agreed.

          I would not be surprised if Pres* is taken out by assass-n-ation. He would be the necessary sacrificial lamb. It would be blamed on trumpers, wht sups, wht ntlists, repubs, conservs, etc. That would provide them with the reason that they need to seize complete power, their reichstag fire leading to their night of the long knives, abolition of the Constitution, outlawing those damn guns, concentration camps, etc. Harris would be forced to resign or taken out with *. Obama is brought back as “temporary” president due to the national emergency. No doubt the assassin is already being currated/cultivated along with the creation of his social media history. And of course it would be necessary for him to be executed on the spot in a hail of bullets by the IC.

          • Blackbird July 30, 2021 at 11:56 am #

            Nice theorizing Bob, but my money is on the Ho to take the hit. The first BIPOC female pres-to-be, murdered by – of course – white racists(!). Cue the “peaceful protests”, watch as-yet untoasted cities go up in flames. Of course we will have to disarm all of the lawful white gun owners. Who will step into the breach to save us? Cue the heavenly choir as the Hildebeast descends once more the the earthly plane to guide us ingrates to the promised land. I had expected this by Memorial Day to kick off the Summer of Hate – somebody’s scheduling seems a bit off.

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 11:59 am #

            Some of my friends are convinced Biden & Harris will be taken out.

          • Night Owl July 30, 2021 at 3:04 pm #

            I dunno how they are going to go, but I do know Biden told us they are going to turn the US into an autocracy the other day.

            Trudeau has also given the game away.

            At this point, one can either believe what they are telling us (and prepare or fight appropriately), or they can come up with an alternative theory that will never come true.

            Fauci is a bit player in all of this. Covid is a hoax. The Global Plantation is the goal.

          • SpeedyBB July 30, 2021 at 4:57 pm #

            “I’m a patsy.” BLAM BLAM.

        • shotho July 30, 2021 at 11:48 am #

          well, then, would you care to give me a clue?

        • miword July 31, 2021 at 12:16 am #

          that is for sure . its clear option #1 is correct. we are really in for it

        • Bilejones@hotmail.com July 31, 2021 at 6:28 pm #

          It’s only confirmation bias predicated by the name of his blog.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 30, 2021 at 10:41 am #

      Unfortunately, madness has become omnipresent on both sides of the debate, as one can clearly see by the rampant obsession** amongst the commentariat here.

      You seem to be judging theories based on the desire and commitment of their advocates, ak. While that actually can be of use in one’s search for The Truth, you are applying it backwards.

      That is, it appears that you are looking at the Blankies and the Hip and are assuming that they are all Wrong and that The Real Truth lies somewhere in the middle.

      It appears that you are saying, “Calm down, folks! Sure the gentleman says [finger quotes] that there is a large fire threatening us all here in this crowded moviehouse … but does he not appear Just a little too emphatic for us to fall for that. I say, ‘Let’s all sit back down and watch the 3rd reel to see what happens.'”

      Yes, you are a blanky, ak.

      You Believe that 3 Manhattan skyscrapers were felled by 2 airplanes 1 Tuesday, don’t you?

      • O.G. Hawkins July 30, 2021 at 11:01 am #

        The first paragraph above should be in <italics.

        Sorry about that.

      • a kullervo July 30, 2021 at 11:19 am #

        @O.G. Hawkins

        Dear Sir,

        What I believe in is even more irrelevant than my mere physical existence.

        The Universe as an all-encompassing hourglass and we, the sand; doesn’t matter who turns it upside down once in a while, all you ever need to know is that it gets turned and that some will go down easy, and others squirming.

        Best regards.

        • hmuller July 30, 2021 at 11:29 am #

          I feel like the egg timed by the hourglass. Laid once, then tossed into boiling water.

    • Pete July 30, 2021 at 11:48 am #

      For what it’s worth, choosing to believe it’s clusterfuckery, gives me hope that order can be restored. Maybe not ‘normal’ but orderly.

      Succumbing to the belief that it’s mastermindery, leads me to dark, stressful places, and causes me distress.

      I know, que sera, sera and all that. Whatever the case, as you pointed out above (I think), it really doesn’t matter. We must navigate our way through this.

      I’d like it to be clusterfuckery, but their own actions suggest mastermindery with clusterfuckery inserts.

      Still, I need to face the real circumstance that I must accept an injection against my will if I am to function and thrive in a society where in the past this would have been unacceptable to all of us.

      It still is unacceptable to me.

      • Islander July 30, 2021 at 1:17 pm #

        Pete,
        “For what it’s worth, choosing to believe it’s clusterfuckery, gives me hope that order can be restored. Maybe not ‘normal’ but orderly.”

        I wish. But who is around to restore “order”?
        It would/will be the military, and at the point of a gun, and maybe also a needle. I’ll let them shoot me, but not jab me! I am starting tp get pissed about this!!!

        It feels to me kind of like the last days of Pompeii.

        Waiting for the second shoe to drop re enforcing vaxxes. How far will they go? Put one in the local clinker? That would at least be good for a story in the newspaper.

        Local boards of health once again mandate maskery.
        I ignored in supermarket and PO, and no one said anything to me.

        • Night Owl July 30, 2021 at 3:08 pm #

          I said a while back that they will use the private sector to do the dirtiest work.

          They need to maintain the illusion of democracy and fairness. Germany is upping testing requirements for kids to 3x a week. Facebook and Google just implemented mandatory shots for employees, and I assume more of the Woke corporations are going to do the same — because they are part of Global Cap and their goal is the New Normal/global plantation.

          When WEF puppet and ex-Rothschild banker Macron mandated vaxx passes last week, he initially included supermarkets, before rolling things back a little.

          Yes, they fully plan to deny the resistance access to food once they have enough of the population in the system.

          The writing is on the wall

          • Pete July 31, 2021 at 11:42 am #

            The Private Sector as the Driver of Unconstitutional Practices

            Yes! How are we accepting this?

            The government is the guarantor of our liberties with respect to that document. They are obligated.

            The Woke 500 are agents of this illegitimate regime. They lie to their employees with impunity. Mine does. Complete contradiction to what the CDC says. (of-all-sources).

            I know the government is lying to me, because that’s simply what governments do. Doesn’t matter the topic, circumstance or the personality delivering the message. They are lying.

            When the t.v. and the people you work for are saying the same or absurdly amplified message as the government, they are lying too.

            As I said, this is mastermindery with clusterfuckery inserts. In fact, the clusterfuckery can be depended on by the masterminders. I would say there’s a fair amount of clusterfuckery among the masterminders, they (presumably) being human and all.

            If I were to hazard a guess as to the masterminders, I think I’d just use Occam’s Razor again vis-a-vis, follow the money. Thus, I would round up the 100 wealthiest people in the world and have a sit down.

            I have a strong aversion to fully accepting mastermindery. My hope of order from clusterfuckery wasn’t something to be enforced as much as it was to be realized by those of us in this. Although it seems like, civil conflict is indeed desired or expected by the masterminders, we don’t really have to kill each other. If sane minds can have an honest look at the problem set, I’m certain we could deal with this, without a mandatory injection of a synthetic, recombinant, chimeric protein. With every fiber I want to be wrong about this, fade away, and not hurt anyone with my ruminations.

            The focused and amplified outrage porn industry is causing our civil discourse to be dysfunctional. Where are the calm voices? Are they ALL compromised? Big technology’s choke hold on the message is a disaster. How many of our newly minted tech billionaires would be at that sit down?

            Censorship is killing people. The agenda is murder.

      • SouthernYankee August 1, 2021 at 3:35 pm #

        Still, I need to face the real circumstance that I must accept an injection against my will if I am to function and thrive in a society where in the past this would have been unacceptable to all of us.

        It still is unacceptable to me.

        Then Pete, how can you even contemplate it? You’re willing to risk your own death or possible enslavement just so you you can continue to function and thrive. Do you hear yourself?

        Before you attack me with “Ok man, what the hell are you gonna do?” I’ll tell you right now. My wife and I have already discussed it. We will never accept the vaccine. If we get shut out of all systems we will escape to our hiding place in the forest. If we are unable to make it there then they will meet our firepower and we will go to meet our maker.

        When the fuck are people gonna start making the ultimate sacrifice? Why does it always have to be the other guy who does the dirty work. Live free or die otherwise it’s all just bullshit talk!

        – SY

        • Pete August 2, 2021 at 9:41 am #

          We’re in agreement. I’m not taking the vax ever.

          I’m in no hurry to throw myself into barricades however.

    • Rulo Deschamps July 30, 2021 at 1:40 pm #

      kullervo, many good points, few words. Excellent.
      hmuller, ditto. Tossed into boiling water. Good way to summarize it. Connects to what Pete says further down: “Succumbing to the belief that it’s mastermindery, leads me to dark, stressful places, and causes me distress.” Not sure if “succumbing” is the word. Maybe grimly acknowledging? Realizing? Strongly suspecting? One succumbs to a lie, awakens to the truth.
      To add to the poultry metaphors hmuller started: I feel like one of my broilers the night before they are butchered. Do they know what awaits them at sunup? Do they have an inkling, a premonition? Perhaps the thing that gives me the most comfort is to know that I, us, many of us out there, worldwide, unlike the chickens, can and will fight.
      “Pain and pleasure are transient, death the only certainty” as kullervo says. When we embrace and accept that concept, we see things in a new light. Why accept the unacceptable, like Pete says? Life is a battle. It helps to go into battle accepting you’re dead already. Liberating.

      • Pete July 31, 2021 at 11:54 am #

        Nice.

        I see the choice as a struggle, thus giving in to the darker reality, as opposed to the lighter fantasy.

        But yes!

    • Hereward the Woke July 30, 2021 at 3:25 pm #

      Great post, as usual. Just one quibble. Fauci is “hapless”. Is that a synonym for “evil psychopath”? He reminds me of that crew member who set the SS Moro Castle alight deliberately so he could become a fire fighting hero and save the passengers. Pretty much the same result as Fauci’s efforts. He ain’t the Mr Big behind all this, but he deserves to hang nonetheless.

    • abbybwood July 31, 2021 at 11:58 am #

      I just read the most incredible article blasting Greenwald, Dore, Tabbi and others for their sins of going on shows like “the white supremacist” Tucker Carlson:

      https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/07/30/rise-of-the-right-how-the-vaudeville-left-fuels-white-supremacy/

      Would appreciate feedback on this from JHK readers.

      I am actually shocked the writer didn’t throw JHK into his list of traitors.

      Is this really what the “left” believes??

      • Night Owl July 31, 2021 at 12:51 pm #

        Yes. This started during the Trump era. The modern left has been propagandized over years, just as much of the right has. Progams like the Daily Show, Colbert Report, etc. have conditioned them to abandon critical thinking for the safety of the herd.

        They are now so extreme that even old-school lefties and center leftists like Dore and co. are vilified. Dore even got suckered into the shot, and Greenwald and Taibbi still can’t quite admit what is going on, though they get closer each day.

        I was what one would have called a leftie back when Shrub was in office, and now I do not recognize anyone that I once considered worth listening to. The people who once railed against the MIC, corporate greed, wars, etc., are now the ones cheerleading them because Pfizer and Raytheon have rainbow-colored Twitter graphics.

        These people are so fucking stupid that I find it difficult to comprehend. But the class below them, the ones who have retained some of their principles and some semblance of a moral compass are almost worse, as they fear taking a true stand.

        CJ Hopkins calls out Glenn Greenwald nearly every week. The West is descending into tyranny, and those of us not fooled by the creators and excecutors of this tyranny are surrounded by idiots or jellyfish.

        • abbybwood July 31, 2021 at 8:24 pm #

          Appreciate the reply very much!

  2. NickelthroweR July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am #

    Greetings,

    For me, the big story will be Taiwan. Taiwan will be the anvil that the USA gets hammered on. Once the entire world sees that Taiwan can be snatched and that we are powerless to do anything about it will be the very moment that we lose the majority of our “allies”.

    At this point in time, China will have us by the short hairs with regards to semiconductor production and we will be forced to do whatever they wish or sit in the dark. Biden’s tranny army will be too busy figuring out which hole to pee into and a sick and obese United States will be left to rot while China acquires all of our productive farmland.

    If you guys are not preparing for this eventuality each and every day then you are doing yourselves and your families a disservice.

    • Rodster July 30, 2021 at 10:14 am #

      The entire system is collapsing which is why we are all seeing these power grabs. China won’t escape the collapsing fireball heading its way as well.

      • malthuss July 30, 2021 at 11:19 am #

        From an industrial stance, China has done well.
        From a cultural stance, the Maoists destroyed it
        and from amoral stance, I will not even comment. [oops I meant ‘moral’ but amoral is apt].

        and the air there..omg.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 30, 2021 at 11:23 am #

          A human face being trampled with a boot forever.
          – George Orwell

        • Rodster July 30, 2021 at 11:36 am #

          China did well because the US allowed it to do well back in the 70’s when Nixon was President. That set the stage for China to become the world’s factory.

          China performed economic and industrial feats because back then we still were burning cheap fossil fuels including coal which China had plenty of. Now coal is in decline for China and cheap, affordable fossil fuels is a thing of the past. Now it costs lots-o-money to get it out of the ground or sea.

          Nations fund their obligation not by consuming the oil but by selling it. China is a huge importer of oil. The reason we are in this economic collapse is because as Gail Tverberg likes to point out as well as Jim is that prices are too low for the producers and way too high for the consumers.

          Ergo, you have a problem because as “our rich billionaire friends” make everyone poorer the economy will never move forward to keep things going. So as both Gail and Jim have said in the past, things will collapse globally because we are here today because of fossil fuels and there isn’t a pie in the sky to replace it.

          So this has nothing to do with China’s morality or cultural stance, it’s all about the oil.

          • tahoe1780 July 30, 2021 at 11:57 am #

            It’s all about EROEI

            https://surplusenergyeconomics.wordpress.com/

          • Rulo Deschamps July 30, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

            Rodster, tahoe:

            the best way to understand what a powerful drug oil is is to spend a morning, like I just did, digging up a stump from a field I intend to plant. A reasonably strong and fit man will spend hours, nay, days, with adze, shovel, machete and axe to accomplish something that would take an oil-fed machine 5 minutes.

            JHK was all about the oil, and was right. I would like to see one of his essays connecting the dots: energy depletion – the current massive psy ops – demand destruction.

          • Islander July 30, 2021 at 10:00 pm #

            Rodster,
            re China/oil:
            Is oil supply critical when one has access to virtually unlimited Russian gas?

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

        • Night Owl July 30, 2021 at 3:09 pm #

          China has done well because the WEF crowd has been building China for the past two decades.

      • NickelthroweR July 30, 2021 at 11:32 am #

        China doesn’t have to be able to outrun the angry bear – it only needs to be able to outrun the United States.

        US soldiers performed worst of all armies in WWII – highest rates of combat fatigue and an army where, at best, 1 in 6 men even bothered to employ their weapons during combat. What saved us was the fact that we could mass produce both food and weapons and had the logistic capacity to move it all around. Today, it is China that can mass produce and it is China that has the logistic capacity to move it all around. Hell, even the mighty California couldn’t produce a choo-choo train – something humans have been doing going on 175 years.

        • butter56 August 1, 2021 at 5:59 pm #

          I suppose that easy to say since you weren’t there, and hard to refute since almost no one who was is still alive. I’m sure the Rangers at Pointe du Hoc, the 101rst airborne at Bastogne, and the Marines coming through the lagoon at Tarawa would have a more realistic viewpoint. But I agree with you, we will probably have our ass handed to us in Taiwan

      • AKlein July 30, 2021 at 1:08 pm #

        Rodster, the Chinese know how to wage war. Did they not write the definitive book on war both figuratively and literally? Whether China is able to escape the “collapsing fireball” or not is quite irrelevant in regard to the ultimate outcome. Decades ago, Nehru and Mao met. The topic of nuclear war came up. It is reported that Mao told Nehru that China could afford to lose 300 million and still maintain a cohesive society. China has vast social capital and cohesiveness plus the infrastructure needed to survive calamities. Do we? This concept reminds me of an old joke. You and I are being chased by a bear. Who manages to survive? The one who can run faster than the other. It’s not a perfect analogy, but I’m sure you get the point.

      • SpeedyBB July 30, 2021 at 5:14 pm #

        Rodster, I admire Chinese industriousness and fighting spirit, and the way that they have regenerated a modern society after the delirious catastrophes of Maoism.

        There are, according to the authentic Sinologists (among whom I do not include myself) simply too many baked-in contradictions for the PRC to assume the mantle of planetary leadership it all-too-obviously fantasizes occurring. One studied conclusion is that they will go bang in a big way, in the not-too-distant future.

        I propose that one must visit a large city in that tormented land to truly appreciate the level of modernity and infrastructure development that they have achieved in such an incredibly short period. Then there is the mammoth investment in developing the PLA and extending the reach and projection of power of their blue-water navy, a more recent development that shows no sign of slowing.

        The late Professor Michael Leifer gave a very profound talk here in Jakarta some years ago, one key conclusion being that China needs to be kept preoccupied with its internal struggles and conflicts, for if not it will start to hunt abroad for places to cause mischief. Doing so under the guise of “foreign aid” is a classic maneuver. It is already beginning to show wear and fraying, even in [basket-case] Africa.

        • MisterBimmler July 31, 2021 at 10:13 am #

          China has a baked in tangle of problems just like any other country. I try to remind people of this when they proffer Fu Manchu type plots to rule the world. The difference seems to be that they’re aware enough of it that they make attempts to stifle endemic corruption instead of the American Wild West shrug “That’s just the way it is.” The fatalism I see in Americans now is all too similar to that of Arabs who see spectacular graft and shrug and say “It’s God’s Will”

    • JohnAZ July 30, 2021 at 10:24 am #

      US semiconductors have invested in Taiwan for fabrication. Loss of Taiwan would be catastrophic. The west will shrivel up and die.

      You AGW folks out there? Take EV out of your plans with China controlling semiconductor fabrication and the main sources of rare earths.

      • thirdcoastlegend July 30, 2021 at 10:51 am #

        If the CCP really wanted to put the screws to the US they would order Kim and the Norks to roll/level Seoul.

        Remember, South Korea produces 2/3rds of all memory chips made today.

        This would cripple EV and fancy military electronic production even more.

        • MisterBimmler July 31, 2021 at 10:15 am #

          Why any of the power mongers in China, the US or Europe allowed the hype concentration of manufactures of the critical item that allows their globo-techno-fascist society to even function at all really belies their limitless self-regard.

      • Lars July 30, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

        Good point, John; no one seems to be paying attention to semiconductors. In an attack on Taiwan, China would be very careful not to damage the chip factories. Once the world sees no meaningful response from the US, The Chinese would use their North Korean proxy to threaten South Korea: no chips to the US or else! I think Seoul would accede to the demand after witnessing the capture of Taiwan. With our main sources of semi-conductors cut off, we would fold.

        What I don’t understand is why our inability to manufacture vital items such as semiconductors and pharmaceuticals is not a hot item of discussion in Congress.

        • thirdcoastlegend July 30, 2021 at 12:44 pm #

          Trump commissioned an in-depth report on defense supply chains back in 2017 or so. Sadly it got little traction.

          More recently, the Biden regime did some autistic screeching about how, “Chips are infrastructure, man!”

        • JohnAZ July 30, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

          Lars

          Think about this. The semiconductor world was in the US exclusively 30 years ago. I was part of it, working for Honeywell and Atmel, Our wonderful corporate America gave it to the Asians. When I worked in the industry, 1978 to 1991, I watched the beginnings of the giveaway to China by Honeywell. Our corporations are whores. The tolerance of the Deep State of the corporate shenanigans is about to bite us all in the butt.

          • Islander July 30, 2021 at 10:04 pm #

            JohnAZ,
            ” The tolerance of the Deep State of the corporate shenanigans is about to bite us all in the butt.”

            It already has. No jobs. Destruction of middle class.
            Distorted foreign policy to accommodate corporate profits instead of domestic economic needs.

          • Bilejones@hotmail.com July 31, 2021 at 7:30 pm #

            I recall a couple of occasions when a new South Korean President was making too friendly noises toward the North and the US bought them off with “:technology transfers”

            Hence the rise out of nowhere of companies like LG. The filth in Washington will destroy any industry,, destroy untold jobs. and leave the entire country dependent on others if it keeps the global empire running for another decade or so.

      • Soloview July 30, 2021 at 12:53 pm #

        Like most of the big “scares” this one is mostly fake. Truth is only some (critical semiconductors) that the US and Europe depend on are produced in Taiwan and the US is still the biggest SC manufacturer/exporter. This supply chain issue can be easily resolved because the IP rights in the industry are by now all but extinct.
        https://www.semiconductors.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/SIA-White-Paper-Made-in-America.pdf

    • Bob12065 July 30, 2021 at 11:00 am #

      Kinda makes one wonder if the PLA & CCP have even been vaxed. If they know that the vax is ultimately a disabler or killer, they would foist it on the West, while not taking it themselves. Makes perfect political and military sense.

      • malthuss July 30, 2021 at 11:17 am #

        could be. Israel is a vaxed nation. lets see what happens there.

      • thirdcoastlegend July 30, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

        Remember the Sinovac jabs supposedly use inactiated virus, rather than the mRNA and adenovirus jabs that are being hysterically foisted on the West.

        • Alice in PsyOp Land July 30, 2021 at 1:09 pm #

          I’ve read this too.

          • abbybwood July 30, 2021 at 8:18 pm #

            Just because a needle and some clear substance is injected into a person does NOT mean they were vaccinated.

            Nobody but the manufacturer knows what is in the vial.

            Even Colombo knows this.

            If powerful people want no injection or saline that is what they will get.

            I see where a newborn infant in the U.K. was taken from her mother to have a swab stuck into her brain against the parents wishes for a Covid test.

            I wonder if Lilibeth, Harry and Meghan’s newborn had a swab shoved into HER brain?!

      • Islander July 30, 2021 at 10:05 pm #

        What?

        Jabs being purveyed in the USA do not come from China.

        If only the Chinese jabs *were* available here.

      • Bilejones@hotmail.com July 31, 2021 at 7:33 pm #

        It worked for Faucci.

        • abbybwood July 31, 2021 at 8:32 pm #

          Seriously.

          Any trust the American people had for ANYONE in government was lost a long time ago.

          I wonder how long it will be before DeSantis is reeled in?

          Looks like he’s trying to turn Florida into a little Sweden project.

          No mandatory lockdowns, masks, social distancing or jabs allowed.

          No wonder so many Americans want to move to Florida.

          Sadly, with vote shenanigans Florida could turn blue next election for Governor then all those newbies will be crying into their masks.

    • Pete July 30, 2021 at 11:23 am #

      I don’t see Taiwan being ‘snatched.’

      I do see the CCP aggressively attempting to take it, and I would expect them to make a move. I just don’t see it being as easily as ‘snatched’ might imply.

      Taiwan has a military, and lot’s of soldiers.

      Engaged, embattled and maybe overcome, but their will be significant losses to the Chinese military if it were to go kinetic.

      Never underestimate the teachings of Sun Tzu.

      “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”
      ? Sun Tzu, The Art of War

      • Pete July 30, 2021 at 11:24 am #

        Sorry, the Sun Tzu quote may have actually changed my own mind.

        If they can pull that off, they will have snatched it.

        • Islander July 30, 2021 at 10:09 pm #

          Pete,
          I was gonna say: Who sez they will “snatch” it violently?

          The Chinese are canny.

          They play the long game.

          They have now issued basically a Chinese Monroe Doctrine to the USA. The USA should take this seriously.
          Minds may be focused in Taiwan if they grasp that the USA is not going to defend them fromsome form of annexation to CHina.

          China is also quite resourceful in fashioning different types and levels of “annexation.”

          Once the USA “blinks,” China will have a freer hand to fashion the types of near abroad relationships it desires.

      • Blackbird July 30, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

        I expect that China will reabsorb Taiwan without firing a shot, through economic and political means. War is so damned expensive and destructive. Smash-and-Grab is the American way of diplomacy. Not everyone is watching us for guidance as we stumble drunken and loudly belligerent through the china shop.

        • thirdcoastlegend July 30, 2021 at 12:48 pm #

          For years there have been close, enormous cultural, business, scientific, and economic ties between the mainland and Taiwan.

          All China really needs to do us bide its time.

          • Blackbird July 30, 2021 at 3:46 pm #

            Time – something China understands.

      • Billy Hill July 30, 2021 at 1:30 pm #

        Pete — I think you read my post earlier in the week regarding Martyanov’s point of view (namely that The West has no clue what a war of survival is and will fold like a cheap suit if it goes up against a peer adversary both owing to this lack of historical/cultural memory AND, maybe more importantly, technological inferiority).

        The Pentagon war-gamed Taiwan and had its collective ass handed to it. See Byron King in Whiskey and Gunpowder:
        “It Failed Miserably” – What If the US Lost a War and Nobody Noticed?

        Remember the HMS Defender daring Russia to do something as it traversed Russian Crimean waters recently? The reply was “do it again and we will sink your ship.” This is not an idle threat.

        I predict that within the next five years or so whether the USA or England is stupid enough to dare the Chinese to do something, China will react immediately with overwhelming force — that is, they will sink a carrier. That will settle the Taiwan “issue” if it still even exists.

        World War 3 will last part of one day as there will be no response from the West. Hypersonic missiles that exist today launched from airborne platforms has negated carrier battle groups. (This writing has been on the wall since the Falklands War). The West has no answer for the S-500 missile defense. Continental warfare? Forget about it.

        Note that I am an optimist here, unlike Martyanov. As inept and disorganized as Western leadership is, I do not believe it is suicidal, and I suspect that a presidential order is still subject to numerous, disparate opportunities for override — owing precisely to that disorganization.

        • Rulo Deschamps July 30, 2021 at 2:05 pm #

          Billy Hill, I hope you’re right that the Western leadership is not suicidal. Good points about missiles.

          I remember the Falklands war well. I was a child in Argentina at the time. The Argie air force was wiping out the British fleet with just a few A4 Skyhawks and Mirages armed with Exocet missiles. Thatcher picked up the phone, told Mitterrand to stop selling us Exocets, and that was that. That nasty little war would have ended differently if Argentina had stockpiled enough Exocets.

          I think Galtieri was bluffing, and never expected the Brits to actually send a fleet.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUx9HtNqd3E

          • Trean July 30, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

            No it really wouldn’t. Remember the Vulcan bomber raids on Port Stanley. They were to prove a point to both Mitterand and Galtieri. The Vulcan was a nuclear bomber and the UK had a good stock of the WE177. The racking for the WE177 was in storage with them and took 48 hrs to fit. Bueno Aires and Port Belgrano were listed as primary targets if Mitterand failed to stop the supply. For Thatcher losing was not an option. Our assessment at the time was that she would actually deploy them if necessary. As it happened they sank the Belgrano and that ended all Argentine naval ambitions. Which was good because by then the UK had moved 2 more Churchill class nuclear submarines into position and it would have been a turkey shoot.

          • Billy Hill July 30, 2021 at 4:04 pm #

            The story I heard — don’t recall source — was that Thatcher showed intention to go nuclear.

            “Going nuclear” is what Martyanov fears the West will do when they realize NATO forces are crumbling under combined arms fire from a determined peer adversary with superior technology (should the scenario play out in Eurasia). Even present Western leadership is not so deluded as to attempt a ground invasion of China, so the likelihood there is a miscalculation at sea.

            Along with my optimism regarding “going nuclear” is my hope that this stunning turn of events (imagine an entire US carrier battle group sunk) will catalyze a complete reset of the National Security State and a complete reset of the disaster known as US Foreign Policy.

            John Michael Greer had the same vision (sunk US carrier and aftermath) writing as the archdruid some years ago.

          • Rulo Deschamps July 30, 2021 at 6:48 pm #

            Trean, Billy, we’ll never know, but was it really feasible for a superpower to nuke a non-nuclear adversary? I mean the court of world opinion, etc.

            In any case, I remember going to evening mass w my mum in BA with a flashlight, as the city was blacked out in fear of a bombing raid.

            The Greer book you mention is Twilight’s last gleaming, I think. Very good.

          • Billy Hill July 31, 2021 at 8:57 am #

            Rulo- When has the Anglo-American Hegemon ever cared about the court of World Opinion? If one can trust polls taken worldwide the USA is considered the greatest threat to world peace. I include the vassal states in the acronym USA.

            But point well taken. If England had nuked Argentina that would only have increased the level of pathos attending a declined world power. Perhaps the fear of being pitied may save the planet. Although viewing our present leadership it appears oblivious to our economic and moral decline.

      • Exscotticus August 2, 2021 at 7:13 pm #

        The CCP could take Taiwan without much fuss. But not without destroying everything and killing a lot of Taiwanese. So far, that seems to matter to the CPP. So maybe they’re trying to figure out a way to move so fast, with so many agents provocateurs, that they seize command and control before anyone can even sound an alarm.

        To counter this, Taiwan should decentralize command and control. And show the CPP that the chip factories get blown up at the first sign of invasion.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 30, 2021 at 11:27 am #

      I got a kick out of you putting “allies” in quotes, 5 Cents.

      Perhaps a little self-reflection is warranted as the marriage ends and your “allies” finally do what is Best for themselves (as opposed to giving their land for US military to rape their local girls).

      “You Americans are so naive.”
      – Steve Martin

    • Islander July 30, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

      Nickelthrower:

      Some interesting info on the red lines China is now drawing, from Pepe Escobar at The Saker blog:

      http://thesaker.is/requiem-for-an-empire-a-prequel/

      Scroll down to China discussion.

      China has stated: Hands off Taiwan.

      If I were a Yank military planner I would look for a face-saving exit.
      Just to chips flowing.

    • Hereward the Woke July 30, 2021 at 3:26 pm #

      Nickel: is Taiwan worth the bones of a dead American marine? Maybe it will be the wake-up call to shift the semi-conductor industry back home.

      • Uncle Bob July 30, 2021 at 11:44 pm #

        What? And risk short-term profits and long-term production (labor) costs? Not gonna happen in a country that got rid of the guy who actually wanted to brings jobs back to America because “his tweets make him look like an idiot,” he wasn’t enough of a career pol, and our supposed watchdogs (the media) bit average people in the groin with its distortions and hype of “Coronavirus! Coronavirus! Coronavirus!”, complete with orgasmic squeals of joy when Trump lost.

        • Wizard of the Saddle August 1, 2021 at 11:58 am #

          I’m with you on that Uncle Bob, but never forget that Trump did not lose. He was deposed by electoral fraud. An illegitimate and senile usurper occupies the Oval Office, nothing more.

  3. Rodster July 30, 2021 at 10:12 am #

    This piece by Caitlin Johnstone fits in quite nicely with what Jim wrote today. It’s quite worth the read.

    “It’s About The System, Not The Individuals: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix”

    https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2021/07/30/its-about-the-system-not-the-individuals-notes-from-the-edge-of-the-narrative-matrix/

    • Mostly Disagreeable July 30, 2021 at 10:29 am #

      She’s not wrong, but Jim is a much better writer and tempers his anger with withering humor.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 30, 2021 at 10:43 am #

      I like reading her stuff from time to time. It’s refreshing to see a well thought out argument from someone with a different point of view than mine.

      • Rodster July 30, 2021 at 11:41 am #

        Yeah, I don’t read all of her stuff but I think this particular article shares the blame for both sides. As she puts it, we won’t get anywhere if we allow them to control the system. Which by the way we are seeing protests and civil unrest in many parts of Europe over this Covid hoax. And the europeans have been disarmed while the US still have guns, go figure.

      • Blackbird July 30, 2021 at 12:05 pm #

        Actually, I prefer well thought out arguments from people who agree with me, but I’ll take well thought out over knee-jerk anytime.

      • thirdcoastlegend July 30, 2021 at 12:51 pm #

        Cait’s good, but she’s no Whitney Webb.

        • Islander July 30, 2021 at 1:25 pm #

          Agree. Cait is nice, but she is too emotional and this clouds the arguments.

          • Islander July 30, 2021 at 10:20 pm #

            Actually, Caitlyn doesn’t formulate clear arguments or analysis.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 11:13 am #

      Caity’s great. I don’t agree with some of her stances but she really nails it on others. Thanks for posting.

    • Pete July 30, 2021 at 11:38 am #

      Wow. These are really cool insights.

      “If people distrust their government and institutions, the blame rests exclusively on the shoulders of the government and institutions who created that distrust in the first place. You can’t create distrust and act like people are crazy for distrusting you. That’s not a thing.”

  4. Ishabaka July 30, 2021 at 10:15 am #

    I’ve seen zero indication that our Republican Congresscritters have the gumption to stand up to Pelosi’s sadistic bullying.

  5. cowbell81 July 30, 2021 at 10:16 am #

    “His (Fauci’s) reputation is shot and he could end his days in an orange jump suit doing Chinese fire drills up and down the exercise court at Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary.”

    Ha, I would LOVE to see this in real life!!!

    • hmuller July 30, 2021 at 10:21 am #

      More likely, Bedpan Biden fill award Fauci some Presidential Medal, if he doesn’t pin it on the Thanksgiving pardon turkey by mistake.

      • hmuller July 30, 2021 at 10:22 am #

        “will” not “fill”

      • Blackbird July 30, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

        Yup. The Covid show ain’t over. Fauci will be resurrected, redeemed, and restored to his pedestal. Watch for his grinning visage on a stamp around Christmas next year.

        • hmuller July 30, 2021 at 5:15 pm #

          We can only hope so. By law a living person may not appear on a US postage stamp.

          • Blackbird July 31, 2021 at 1:39 pm #

            “Law”. H, your sense of humor is subtle yet hilarious.

        • MaryQueen July 31, 2021 at 1:04 pm #

          Agree.

          Just like Gov. Andrew “Nipples” Cuomo.

    • Islander July 30, 2021 at 1:27 pm #

      Fauci will never do a perp walk.

      I’d put money on it.

      And willingly lose, of course!

  6. malthuss July 30, 2021 at 10:17 am #

    I was at Yahoo news today. I see Jaime Lee Curtis is announcing her sex change child.

    Its rumored the satanists must do a human sacrifice or have a sex change child [to please Moloch or whoever].

    Rumor is JLC is a lesbian and possibly a hermaphrodite. Those are just rumors.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 30, 2021 at 10:36 am #

      It’s off how Hollywood types have such a high percentage of these kids.

      Almost as if they were doing it for the attention.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 30, 2021 at 10:53 am #

        I meant “odd”, but off works too.

      • Islander July 30, 2021 at 11:14 am #

        I am not a big follower of celebrities, but to my attention have come Brad Pitt’s daughter, Cher’s daughter, and now Jamie Lee Curtis’s daughter.

        Many Holly stars turned out to be AC-DC—and that didn’t bother me at all, as I do believe that in many cases it boosts the actor’s craft: to be able to “inhabit” whatever character, and that would include opposite-sex characters.

        Some of the AC-DC: Rock Hudson, Randolph Scott, Tab Hunter, Tony Perkins, Tallulah Bankhead, Barbara Stanwyck, and surely many others.

        Perhaps this push toward Hollywood trannyism could have been channeled in more creative thespian fashion in ways that didn’t involve actually doing under the knife and the chemo drip.

        • BackRowHeckler July 30, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

          Not Randolph Scott. No way.

          • Islander July 30, 2021 at 1:27 pm #

            I believe Randolph Scott and Cary Grant were an item.

          • BackRowHeckler July 30, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

            Well now Islander ‘Tall in the Saddle’ takes on a whole new meaning.

        • Dr_Wellington_Yueh July 30, 2021 at 8:12 pm #

          Burt Lancaster “…and she swallwed it, too!”

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am #

        Transhausen by Proxy gets you lots of social cred.

        • Blackbird July 30, 2021 at 12:10 pm #

          “Transhausen by Proxy”! You nailed it.

    • hmuller July 30, 2021 at 10:42 am #

      Yes, the headline reads:

      “Jamie Lee Curtis Revealed Her Daughter Ruby Is Transgender, And She Couldn’t Be More Proud
      Our son became our daughter Ruby.”

      Does Hallmark make a greeting card for such occasions?. I want to tell Ms Curtis how much I share her joy that her son’s genitals will soon be chopped off. Hollywood values. You can’t make this shit up.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 30, 2021 at 10:56 am #

        They changed the rules. Your son can just take some pills and call himself a girl.

        Then he can go to a women’s spa and flash real women, and children, and when you protest outside the spa, antifa types will come along and beat you up for having the wrong ideas.

        • hmuller July 30, 2021 at 11:32 am #

          Let’s hope he doesn’t get fashion advice from the frumpy Dr Richard-Rachel Levine.

      • malthuss July 30, 2021 at 11:09 am #

        Thomas ‘blinded me w science’ Dolby has one. NPR celebrated this.

        I was at a meeting and someone says ‘I know 2 families with them’ its from the vaccines messing with their DNA and / or homones.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 30, 2021 at 11:40 am #

          That is the part of the vax story that receives little attention:

          They act like they are trying to keep it all hush-hush that it is “experimental” when every half-assed Real Scientist knows that you don’t jab 3,800,000,000 doses on an “experimental” basis.

          They are Real Scientists. They already ran their experiments. They already know what their evil Kool-aid will do to us.

          This is production.

          • AKlein July 30, 2021 at 1:22 pm #

            O.G. , FDR said “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” Certainly, FDR had the position and background to be authoritative on this topic.

          • abbybwood July 30, 2021 at 9:12 pm #

            Plus they need a control group.

      • Blackbird July 30, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

        Gotta keep choppin’ off the twangers so Gwyneth Paltrow can grind ’em up and rub ’em all over her face to maintain that youthful ummm… glow(?).

      • MaryQueen July 31, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

        They will probably put him on puberty blockers, so when he’s an adult he’ll be sterile and have a child-sized penis.

        95% of transwomen don’t get castrated.

        • Wizard of the Saddle August 1, 2021 at 12:22 pm #

          I refuse to go with these phony sexual descriptors of “trans women” and “trans men.” There are men and there are women. Period. Two sexes. End of story. Mother Nature has ruled.

          As for these psychos who want to run around in drag, they have been described as transsexuals, or trannies, or cross dressers, for decades. All reasonably accurate descriptors. But this attempt to stretch a little further to imply that they actually BECOME the opposite sex because they dress in drag, takes hormone pills, wear makeup, get butchered by unethical surgeons, etc, is absolute fantasy and it is monstrous in the extreme.

          Now that they are trying to inflict these horrors on defenseless, innocent children who have not reached even the age of reason, much less adolescence, is a CRIME, and those people engaging in said activity should be arrested, prosecuted, and incarcerated for child abuse.

          This whole Trans thing is a sign of a terminally sick society. It is not funny. It is not cute. It is disgusting, repulsive, deranged, decadent, and sickening and NO ONE should tolerate it or even think of treating it as normal in any way, shape, or form.

          We are just one very short step now from these fiends pushing to normalize pedophilia. Soon, dear parents, you will be deemed HATERS, if you object to some pedo attempting to have sexual relations with your minor children. The pedo won’t go to jail. YOU will. Think on that. Sounds extreme and way “out there,” doesn’t it?

          So did “homosexual marriage” 20 years ago. Now the Supremes have made it the law of the land.

          How quickly we slide into mass depravity.

    • Disaffected July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am #

      JLC was always a little bit “off” for my tastes. Ol’ dad was too.

    • Blackbird July 30, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

      I always thought Jamie Lee was much more masculine than her dad.

      Sharon Tate shoulda left him for dead on the beach (Don’t Make Waves, 1967). Mighta worked out better all around.

      • MaryQueen July 31, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

        I wouldn’t be surprised if she were trans.

    • Night Owl July 30, 2021 at 3:14 pm #

      That rumor hit me hard. She had a pretty nice body when she was younger — heck even in middle age.

  7. RaymondR July 30, 2021 at 10:18 am #

    Corruption and incompetence seems to an emergent property of systems that keep people in power too long. In every election, work to throw the bums out, or as Oliver Cromwell said

    “You have sat too long for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!”

    • Mostly Disagreeable July 30, 2021 at 10:31 am #

      Joe Sobran advised that the only meaningful strategy for voting was to vote against the incumbent, even the one you like.

    • Islander July 30, 2021 at 10:22 pm #

      RaymondR:

      Well, I wish Putin a very long life and very long tenure leading Russia.

    • Wizard of the Saddle August 1, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

      Good old Oliver Cromwell. My kind of guy. We could use a character of his zeal and conviction to deal with the inmates presently in charge of our asylum.

  8. Beej July 30, 2021 at 10:18 am #

    No Jim, its mastermindery.
    Otherwise they’d wouldn’t be pushing the vax so hard, supressing all therapeutics, insisting recovered covid patients still get vaxxed.
    Its all a controlled demolition:
    Basically what this guy said:

    https://twitter.com/NEWS_MAKER/status/1420451060565557260?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1420451060565557260%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zerohedge.com%2Fcovid-19%2Fwatch-psychic-bro-predicted-all-last-year

    • sstumpff July 30, 2021 at 10:32 am #

      That can be explained by greedy corporate D-holes and a long red and blue line of representatives that represent themselves.

      • O.G. Hawkins July 30, 2021 at 11:44 am #

        The USA is 4.3% of Earth’s population. Over 95.7% of Earth’s population are neither Red nor Blue.

        “Get over youself. Your Mommy lied to you. You are not exceptional and we’re here to take your lunch money.”

    • Beryl of Oyl July 30, 2021 at 10:34 am #

      Another example of people who don’t think they are geniuses being smarter than people who think they are smart.

      • AKlein July 30, 2021 at 1:26 pm #

        Dunning-Kruger effect writ large.

    • thirdcoastlegend July 30, 2021 at 10:54 am #

      Chris Sky is a smart, awake dude.

      He’s been doing some good resistance to the current mess up there in Canada.

      • Night Owl July 30, 2021 at 3:15 pm #

        His IQ has to be way up there.

        Much like Trump, I don’t care for his mannerisms or appearance, but he has called out every phase of the hoax from day one.

    • C.O.Jones July 30, 2021 at 11:06 am #

      I respect JHK and look forward to his posts every week. He usually sends me to the dictionary and I enjoy his sense of humor but I disagree with him on this one.

      it really is mastermindery.

      Watch the Ted Talk where Bill Gates talks about reducing the population of the earth using vaccines. He also states he wants to eliminate CO2 which would kill every green plant on earth – but we are not supposed to be smart enough to realize that. Indeed, many are not.

      There is no way the events that transpired and the timing of those events are coincidental. The events I refer to include repeated impeachments of the only guy with the temerity to pretend to stand up to China (before handing them the keys) the prediction by Fauci that Trump would face a pandemic, the release of the virus – in time to impact the election – that predicated the kill shot now being mandated after the farcical election and the failure of the media to report anything resembling the truth about said election…or the shot.

      Evidently people really believe it’s just a coincidence the kill shot contains Luciferase which is the bioluminescent enzyme used by Microsoft’s Quantum Dot Microneedle Vaccination Delivery System.

      https://www.alecsatin.com/what-is-luciferase/

      https://stillnessinthestorm.com/2020/09/must-read-an-enzyme-called-luciferase-is-what-makes-bill-gates-implantable-vaccine-work-vaccine-id/

      Your vaccine ID will be scanned by a smart phone equipped with the right app. As Mr. Kunstler said, “you will have no rights to earn a living, go out in public, buy anything, or even protest on the street about any of these insults to human dignity.”

      Sorry to be so longwinded. Go read Revelation 13 and whether you have faith or not, tell me this is all coincidental.

      • malthuss July 30, 2021 at 11:11 am #

        Luciferase = Lucifer?

        • C.O.Jones July 30, 2021 at 11:21 am #

          Luciferase was named after the illumined one – Lucifer.

          • hmuller July 30, 2021 at 11:34 am #

            They love to rub our faces in it. And if we say anything we are derided as paranoid nut cases.

          • AKlein July 30, 2021 at 1:34 pm #

            Lucifer – from the Latin, “luc(i)” from lux, meaning “light” conjoined to “fer” from the verb “ferre”, meaning “to carry”. Ergo, lucifer means the “carrier of light”.

          • malthuss July 30, 2021 at 2:41 pm #

            google chrome = adrenochrome

            and the other google term I forget–adren?

          • Night Owl July 30, 2021 at 3:16 pm #

            Hey now, don’t leave out Mologic.

            LOL.

          • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 4:09 pm #

            Android (Google OS) + Chrome (Google browser) suggests adrenochrome. No idea why, probably a coincidence, but it’s a stupid name for a browser.

      • O.G. Hawkins July 30, 2021 at 11:51 am #

        Great post, COJ! Thank you.

        1 quibble:

        In fairness to handing China the keys to the USA, they did buy (earn) it fair and square. Credit (pardon the pun) where credit is due: China out-Free Marketed the Capitalists.

        Americans are like people who partied hearty in Cancun on their credit card and are now pissed at Visa.

        ——–

        Revelation 13 indeed but scoffers gonna scoff.

        • AKlein July 30, 2021 at 1:41 pm #

          “They [the capitalists] will furnish credits which will serve us for the support of the Communist Party in their countries and, by supplying us materials and technical equipment which we lack, will restore our military industry necessary for our future attacks against our suppliers. To put it in other words, they will work on the preparation of their own suicide.”

          – attributed to V. I. Lenin but not authenticated.

          • Lars July 30, 2021 at 3:20 pm #

            I’ve heard a similar and more succinct version attributed to Lenin:

            “The capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.”

      • Pete July 30, 2021 at 12:35 pm #

        Luciferase has come up a few times in my exploration.

        It always gets an eye roll.

        Why do you trust the source you posted?

        • neurodoc July 30, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

          Not that I use wikipedia for research purposes, but here’s some language most here can understand. Luciferase is real and allows its presence to be detected via specialized light stimulation.

          ‘Luciferase – Wikipedia
          Search domain en.wikipedia.orghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luciferase
          Luciferase is a generic term for the class of oxidative enzymes that produce bioluminescence, and is usually distinguished from a photoprotein. The name was first used by Raphaël Dubois who invented the words luciferin and luciferase, for the substrate and enzyme, respectively.’

          A little more from the sight where your lab can purchase it.

          luciferase…….’serving as reporter genes for many of the same applications as fluorescent proteins.’

          Move along, nothing to see here, go back to watching soaps and football……….
          Don’t worry, be happy.

          • Pete July 30, 2021 at 1:30 pm #

            Here’s the rub, those who call it out in the context of the shot point to “Microsoft’s Quantum Dot Microneedle Vaccination Delivery System”

            In other words, it’s leaving a “MARK”

            That’s a point on which many arguments go off the rails. Queue the eye rolls.

        • C.O.Jones July 30, 2021 at 6:32 pm #

          Pete – you could go to fda.gov and read any of the 51 documents they have that mention Luciferase.

          I just search engined the word and included a link in my original post

      • Rulo Deschamps July 30, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

        Lucifer: he who carries the light
        Cristopher: he who carries Christ

      • Anthea July 31, 2021 at 2:29 am #

        You’ve summed things up well.

        My thinking about the book of Revelation is that (except for the Second Coming) it describes the way civilizations collapse. Since these events have occurred hundreds of times throughout history, Revelation is mostly descriptive of cyclical events. This is why, when you tell someone who knows their theology and history that you think something in Revelation refers to something currently in the works, they reply, “No, that already happened in 200 A.D.” This stuff is an ever-repeating cycle.

        However, the corruption and collapse of civilizations has hitherto been a local phenomenon. Tadmor, Persepolis, Luxor, Baalbek, and even the Roman Empire could go down the tubes unnoticed by most of the rest of the world.

        We’ve never before had a worldwide collapse. So maybe this really is The Big One, in which the Book of Revelation is played to completion.

        Things are shaping up in ways that would have been unimaginable to me, even a couple of years ago.

        I am religious, if a bit heterodox. If this is, so to speak, the final curtain, the issue for us as private individuals is not so much whether we ought to “organize” or “revolt” or “secede,” etc. The issue is that we must choose good over evil–as demonstrated by our actions within our particular sphere. Since I don’t have much of a sphere, any such demonstrations as I might make will be largely invisible–though I think all such things are consequential.

        Awhile back, a theologian that I greatly respect said that, “The time for choosing is over.” I don’t know about that, but maybe everyone has already made their choice.

        • Islander July 31, 2021 at 9:16 am #

          Anthea,

          I tend to agree with you. Although I am not a reader of the Bible.

          But every social crisis demands a personal response and account taking.

          I have just read the memoir of Joachim Fest, “Not I.” (Of interest to me because my mother was in effect a political refugee from the Third Reich, although she was unaware of how she had transgressed.) It is largely about his father, Johannes Fest, who never bowed to the Nazi Party (despite continual blandishments, including from his wife) or gave an inch to the Nazi program for the Third Reich, and he raised his children in similar vein. They were Catholics. He and his family paid a high price for being political dissenters. But they did survive the war—also morally in one piece.

          The Fest family motto was
          Etiam si omnes, ego non: “Even if all others [do it]–NOT I.

          That works for me.

          • MaryQueen July 31, 2021 at 1:14 pm #

            Yes. You retain your integrity. That’s all any of us can do.

        • MaryQueen July 31, 2021 at 1:13 pm #

          Anthea,

          Very thoughtful reply.

          While I don’t consider myself religious, I have to agree with you that Revelations must have been borne out of knowledge of how civilizations collapsed.

          And then I wonder how much the people who are orchestrating this collapse purposefully use biblical references, just to mess with us or to terrorize the religious.

        • Rulo Deschamps July 31, 2021 at 4:38 pm #

          Anthea, Islander, very good comments, both. Inspiring and motivating, just what we need in these dark times.

          Etiam si omnes, ego non. I like that.

        • MichaelofMississauga July 31, 2021 at 9:47 pm #

          Anthea,

          You said “Awhile back, a theologian that I greatly respect said that, “The time for choosing is over.” I don’t know about that, but maybe everyone has already made their choice.”

          Who is the theologian you speak of (his first name or full name)?

          Michael

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 11:19 am #

      Chris Skye is awesome. He’s also 100% spot on, here.

      Great overview of the situation.

  9. JohnAZ July 30, 2021 at 10:21 am #

    China is after Taiwan? Then what, they are going to settle onto their haunches and watch the world go by?

    Next, through the Silk Road, Afghanistan, Iran and the Middle East. Then, onto Africa, already under way, and the rest of East Asia. Special targets by China and its cohort, NOKO, their former oppressor from WW2, Japan. What sweet revenge that would be. SOKO would just fall by the wayside. Influence and direct intervention could be used.

    Question is, who can stop them? The USA, the world’s protector? What a joke, Ol’ Joe will be handing them the keys to world conquest and taking his 10%.

    Russia, maybe? Not enough strength there as they watch the Chinese juggernaut sail by. Maybe the last regime to try. Russia might try to protect Europe as its main customer.

    Not looking good, but step one is Taiwan to see if intimidation will work.

    • Disaffected July 30, 2021 at 11:14 am #

      For fuck’s sake John! You’re worried about China and Taiwan of all things? I’d start worrying a little more about the mutations going on inside you right now if I were you. That poison prick you took is going to render all the rest of that stuff moot.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 11:55 am #

        A tad harsh, no?

        And he was just referring to the topic raised by JHK.

      • JohnAZ July 30, 2021 at 1:04 pm #

        I worry much less about the vaccine’s effects on me than you should about catching the crud itself.

        • neurodoc July 30, 2021 at 1:27 pm #

          Day by day…..hour by hour….your finger joints are getting stiffer and stiffer……your neck gets stiffer and stiffer… you knees creak more and more…….the pain in your feet………
          Just kidding.
          Good luck.
          Eat an non or anti-inflammatory diet.
          Move to Greece and eat their food.

        • Disaffected July 30, 2021 at 3:34 pm #

          Believe me when I tell you, I’ve NEVER, EVER worried about catching this phantom disease for one second. On the other hand, the idiots who have bought into the ruse, that’s another story altogether.

        • Islander July 30, 2021 at 3:53 pm #

          JohnAZ:
          “I worry much less about the vaccine’s effects on me than you should about catching the crud itself.”

          Ha ha ha, I too never worried about catching covid since day 1.

          Wish I had a thousand bucks for each person—good friends! relatives!—who said things just like JohnAZ— threatening, wishing me ill, “you’ll be sorry,” “do you prefer to be dead,” and such BS. I laugh at it.

          I feel sorry for them. That they, in their dogmatism and self-righteousness, have lost all sense of courtesy, respect, everything. Manners.

          Time will tell.

          • MaryQueen July 31, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

            Same.

            Never afraid of catching it, and given shit for it.

            What do you know, it’s 1.6 years later and nary a sniffle.

            But it’s the black plague.

            LOL.

        • Hereward the Woke July 30, 2021 at 5:30 pm #

          The vaccine is the “crud”, not the China flu virus. Wish you’d stop using that word for a virus, when the cure is much worse.

    • abbybwood July 30, 2021 at 11:40 am #

      So the US returned the Chinese spy students who were attending various universities with no charges.

      What did the US get for this kind act? Nobody’s saying.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 11:56 am #

        Hunter got a new laptop, I presume.

    • Bilejones@hotmail.com August 1, 2021 at 10:31 am #

      Give it a rest, China has a millennia long history of not bothering much about the rest of the world.
      Just imagine what life for Americans would be like if they organized their society in that way.

      The Z-Man perfectly summed up the American Malaise since WWII

      “.. the moral assertion at the core. That assumption is that it is inherently immoral for European societies to organize themselves in the best interest of the people who make up the society.”

      And who, we ask, has succeeded in making that assertion?

  10. Mostly Disagreeable July 30, 2021 at 10:23 am #

    On the danger of “leaky” vaccines, from 2015:

    https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002198

  11. tom clark July 30, 2021 at 10:30 am #

    a kullervo…where’d you come from? Good comments.

  12. mitchellc July 30, 2021 at 10:30 am #

    I too dont subscribe to the theory that cartoonish evil masterminds are orchestrating the collapse.

    However, that isnt to say that the modern left is performing ths same function. This is the 3rd way, rather than just playing the parts of ineffectual of leadership.

    There is a deep seated malevolence among certain groups that is being exploited by those with a specific agenda.

    Ive always contended its fairly straightforward to join any of these groups. Whether climate, justice, equality, etc, one can bring their particular grievance or objective to the table.

    Its only because of the inevitable erosion of social cohesion combined with resource constraints that makes these movements possible.

    the fall of egypt, rome and countless other empires, all followed similar arcs – We are no different. Like an aging body, our cells (institutions) continue to imperfectly replicate, eventually causing terminal conditions.

    Its ok really, it was always going to happen. Whats important is to recognize what is ocurring now, and make moves for self preservation.

    First and foremost is to reject every pronouncement and directive as false. Government at this stage only represents maintaining its own control and order.

    Thats cool too. Let them do their thing by staying out of the way. avoid, dont confront.

    • jlmartin July 30, 2021 at 2:14 pm #

      So should we think of the Flood story as representing a reset from our ancient pass?

    • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 4:45 pm #

      Letting them do their thing is not an altogether optimum strategy.

      Avoiding confrontation is good advice, but sooner or later one comes to the point of having to stand one’s ground, and it’s preferable to take intervening steps to avoid that outcome while there’s still a chance of avoiding a hail o’ bullets.

      Again:

      Ignore (the stupid stuff, e.g., media, politicians)

      Denounce (masks, distancing, injections, rigged elections, i.e., do not comply whatsoever)

      Boycott (any business or institution deserving of denouncement, forever after if you can hold a grudge)

      Relocate (if things get unliveable or dangerous)

      Stand Your Ground (we all have go sometime, might as well do so on a high note and with good reason)

  13. Yohannon July 30, 2021 at 10:31 am #

    Never underestimate an enemy. Whatever they’re doing, it’s working and they’re winning. The science may be sketchy, or a lie, or just experimental, but the Organization behind all this is genius. They been preparing for this for many years.

    • Disaffected July 30, 2021 at 10:37 am #

      This!

    • thirdcoastlegend July 30, 2021 at 11:01 am #

      Almost as if they’re moving in…lockstep…just like the title of the Rockefeller plan that is a publicly available PDF.

      • Islander July 30, 2021 at 10:43 pm #

        “Almost as if they’re moving in…lockstep…just like the title of the Rockefeller plan that is a publicly available PDF.”

        Lockstep—this is actually quite a good translation for Gleichschaltung.

        When was the Rockefeller Lockstep document written?
        Pre- or postwar?

        There has never been a avery good translation of “Gleichschaltung” in English. Most have settled on “coordination”; others have proposed “rationalization.” It’s one of those German words that really resists translation but is so trenchant that it should just be taken over into English as is (like Weltanschauung, Schadenfreude, and some others).

        If you break it down, Gleichschaltung means “switching [schalten] everything to be the same/consistent/equal [gleich].” “Switching” implies a quick process. A top-down process. And that is how it played out. All social structures had to be and were “switched to”—taken over by—the Nazi party. There were no more independent or autonomous organizations, no more civil society (the military retained a certain amount of independence, although a parallel Party military was also created).

        But purely from a point of view of the spirit of Gleichschaltung, and the effect, lockstep is a pretty good approximation.

        Via the current Lockstep/Gleichschaltung operation, the covid panic is being used to control everyone and virtually every organization. It is a top-down operation whereby local “leaders” are enlisted to enforce locally. It has happened within a year. The gains of the past year are being consolidated via the jabs. This Gleichschatung 2.0 is more or less worldwide, whereas the original Gleichschaltung was just within Germany and the countries it occupied.

        • thirdcoastlegend July 30, 2021 at 11:43 pm #

          Islander-

          I believe the Rockefeller Lockstep document was published for a symposium held in 2010 or 2011.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 11:05 am #

      Agree.

      The vaguery of the daily public playcalling and contradiction is enough to make anyone’s head spin. They knew this. This is not by chance. Random chance comes into play each day, but like a Vegas floor, they know the odds are in their favor and they just have to ride out the day until it’s time to count the stacks. They know they will have more than the players.

      Simple as that.

    • malthuss July 30, 2021 at 11:32 am #

      do you get a Costco catalog?
      This week I got the newest.

      The cover is a family of 6.

      Guess the racial and gender combo of parents. The children all look black.

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 11:44 am #

        Lots of black people started suddenly appearing in my garden catalogue a few months ago.

        • malthuss July 30, 2021 at 2:42 pm #

          of the 6, one is white or tan..the mom.

        • Yohannon July 30, 2021 at 3:37 pm #

          They know that you’re a good person who likes Blacks. Good people like Blacks.

          • debt July 31, 2021 at 8:04 pm #

            Last night there were Skinheads on my lawn!

        • elysianfield July 30, 2021 at 5:13 pm #

          “Lots of black people started suddenly appearing in my garden catalogue a few months ago”

          Mary,
          Better your catalog than your garden….

          • hmuller July 30, 2021 at 5:20 pm #

            Damn right, they eat all the watermelons!

          • MaryQueen July 31, 2021 at 1:19 pm #

            I was just chuckling about what if I removed the word ‘catalogue’ from my comment – lol.

        • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 5:25 pm #

          The blatant race pandering in advertising is becoming noticeable. However, it is not without its downside.

          With sustained pandering, some meaningful part of their client base will begin to sense they are no longer the typical customer of that business, i.e., they don’t see themselves as typical customers and the business doesn’t see them as typical customers either. It’s mostly subconscious, but it will have it’s effects nonetheless because it strongly clashes with actual demographics, especially when carried out unthinkingly on a national scale.

          Critics will automatically respond that only a racist would quit supporting a business using these pandering tactics, even subconsciously, but of course race pandering is, itself, racist.

          • Islander July 30, 2021 at 10:57 pm #

            Kappa Joe:
            Really noticeable for a while now in the L.L. Bean catalogue.

            Which is funny because I think L.L. Bean is the go-to for middle-class whites who aspire to a kind of Ralph Lauren image of the outdoor Yankee life style in Maine. Are they American blacks who also have these aspirations or fantasies? Most blacks I see around here dress much more flashily than the typical L.L. Bean look.

            I wonder what market studies show.
            L.L. Bean is a phenomenally astute marketing outfit.

            It would be interesting to find out whether the “diverse” catalogue look is to appeal directly to a “diverse” buying universe or merely to virtue-signal to their traditional customer base.

            I well recall the L.L. Bean of the fifties, and their catalogues. My father would order a new pinkish denim work jacket from them every two or three years.

          • MaryQueen July 31, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

            Agree the pandering is racist.

            It’s just another form of tokenism.

            Insulting, too.

        • Hereward the Woke July 30, 2021 at 5:32 pm #

          Even the garden gnomes are black and gay looking.

          • hmuller July 30, 2021 at 11:14 pm #

            That’s not a garden gnome. It’s the new RuPaul action figure, part of the new line of Transvestite Transformers from Mattel. They’re aiming for the prepubescent Trannie market – which we are told is immense.

          • MaryQueen July 31, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

            Hahahahaha!

          • Bilejones@hotmail.com August 1, 2021 at 10:36 am #

            In my rustic part of the world the closest we’ve got to a wokel is the woman who’s painted her Negro Lawn Jockey’s jacket pink instead of red.
            I must have a word.

  14. Tate July 30, 2021 at 10:32 am #

    There’s nothing to rule out that the overlords are both stupid & evil.

  15. MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 10:36 am #

    Please, pull the pin on that grenade, Nancy, you demented, deliquescing old jade!

    Man, was I hoping that sentence was going to end with the word “twat”…

  16. MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 10:41 am #

    I must say, I don’t go for that story, even if that trio have played their parts in some wicked doings du jour.

    JHK – I would subscribe to both. Beginning with intentional fuckery, descending into the (to be expected) unintended consequences.

    But the first play of the game was made with full intention. It rolled out in unison across the entire world, did it not?

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 11:25 am #

      Agree – most of it has been engineered. And, we were even warned. They always tell us what they are going to do to us.

    • Hereward the Woke July 30, 2021 at 5:35 pm #

      We can speculate till the end of time whether it was all planned or not. It’s actually irrelevant, because it’s happening anyway. And yes, we now face the intended and unintended consequences. I’ve just finished reading a few books about how Europe lurched into WW1. Most of the diplomats, pols and military types were pretty genius people, but none of them had any idea what unintended consequences were heading their way. Let’s hope it’s the same for Gates, Soros and co.

      • Islander July 30, 2021 at 11:06 pm #

        Hereward the Woke,

        Have you read Gerry Docherty and Jim MacGregor,

        Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War ?

        Excellent. No real “lurching” involved, but a plan to sideline Germany as a competitor to Britain.

        • Hereward the Woke July 31, 2021 at 5:07 am #

          Islander. No, I haven’t read that one, but will get it. I sense the Brits were deeply concerned in the early 1900s not just be Germany’s flexing military muscles, but also by their incredible economic progress, so your theory doesn’t seem too crazy. BTW, even though it’s an old book now, I still find Barbara Tuchman’s “The Guns of August” the go-to book. She captures the tension and brinkmanship amazingly well. Let’s hope a few of the crazies planning WW3 read some of these books and learn something.

          • Bilejones@hotmail.com August 1, 2021 at 10:40 am #

            Churchill was (reliably for once I believe) in saying in the early thirties that if Germany was allowed to re-industrialize then The Great War was for nothing.

          • Islander August 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm #

            Billie J

            Churchill was the prime motivator to get the Great War going.

            Remember he was Lord of the Admiralty or whatever the limeys call it.

            They were not going to let Germany complete the Baghdad Express, not to mention train the Turkish officer corps.

            Remember Gallipoli.

            The Brits promised Russia the Bosporus.

            Etc. etc.

            Only Hitler could (sort of) make Churchill look good.

            Plus Churchill was a pretty good writer so he could make himself look good.

  17. Yohannon July 30, 2021 at 10:41 am #

    General Lloyd Austin was sporting a mask and a face shield the other day – just like a Dentist. A good reminder that the Terror could have been about Dentistry, replete with horror stories (and pictures) about people dying from cavities, etc. People would have been lined up for blocks to get their anti-cavity injection or spray.

    • hmuller July 30, 2021 at 10:45 am #

      I’ve heard the mask can make your mouth a raunchier microbial stew. But I don’t know that for a fact.

    • tahoe1780 July 30, 2021 at 11:03 am #

      Is it safe?

      https://youtu.be/kzw1_2b-I7A?t=4

    • Hereward the Woke July 30, 2021 at 5:36 pm #

      Maybe he was attending a Welders’ Convention. He’s just trying to keep the “oooh, this is a terrifying virus!” narrative going.

      • MaryQueen July 31, 2021 at 1:22 pm #

        Visors and fist-bumps can end plandemics – they really can!

  18. beantownbill. July 30, 2021 at 10:53 am #

    Finally! Your best commentary in a long while, Jim. I was losing hope you weren’t ever going back to reasonable posts. I agree with what you say here today. I’ve been avoiding making comments because it seems the extremists among us had taken over the comment section. Who wants to comment when all it would do is produce a flurry of nasty retorts?

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 11:00 am #

      Well then you tell them to fockoff, bill!

      Minds still prevail here. Just have to do a bit of wading from time to time, just like everywhere else in the world.

      Well, except Newark, maybe.

      • Disaffected July 30, 2021 at 11:08 am #

        Looks like the Beaner took the prick. Too bad, so sad.

        • malthuss July 30, 2021 at 11:13 am #

          Old people often do. They have been told that they are in great danger if they do not.

          I was at a tech event last night and the older folks were proud to be vaxed.

          • Disaffected July 30, 2021 at 12:11 pm #

            Yep. The oldsters slowly lose their marbles too. To my mind, the closer you get to death the more should be willing to let it all hang out.

      • Q. Shtik July 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

        Well, except Newark, maybe. – Mango

        ===========

        New Jersey or Delaware?

    • Redneck Liberal July 30, 2021 at 5:06 pm #

      Yes, Bill. I read the first two paragraphs and thought all hope was lost, that JHK had finally succumbed entirely to the ‘virus’ of Apocalyptic Doom (as propounded by several of our local denizens).

      The third paragraph’s opening words were a relief, believe me, but then the “clusterfuckery” narrative spun off into how it’s Pelosi’s fault and those damned Democrats…hey! Not all non-Trumpians are “Wokies”. In fact, I’d appreciate it if someone here could define the word’s actual meaning, rather than toss it round like an epithet of the (as HOG Boy would say) hip

      • Mike Roberts July 30, 2021 at 7:31 pm #

        I only glance at JHK’s latest posts now to see if he’s linked up with the reality of the election loss. It would be great if he could get back to some considered analysis of our predicament.

  19. MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 10:56 am #

    …and the very real possibility that China will just go ahead and snatch Taiwan while our pussified US military hollers “no fair” from a safe distance…

    Boy, does that ever ring true. Whatever else was going on in the world, I sure can’t remember ever doubting the firm backbone of our military….until now.

    • cowbell81 July 30, 2021 at 11:03 am #

      He forgot to mention that they will also be sucking their thumbs and clutching their safety blankets.

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 11:28 am #

        LOL!

      • Hereward the Woke July 30, 2021 at 5:38 pm #

        The Q folks still believe the military is in control and everything we are seeing is a movie. When will people realize that there is no savior out there, no white knight coming to the rescue. This one’s down to us.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 11:30 am #

      There is a strategy there, to make the military ‘woke’ and fill it with authoritarian, nonthinking idiots. They hate the hoi polloi unlike traditional soldiers. They, like the kids in college, are now taught that white people are evil, so there goes the military’s empathy for the civilians.

      This is clearly orchestrated. They can’t have a military that refuses to turn on its own citizens.

      Just recruit enough wokies and problem solved. Those people hate everyone.

      • JohnAZ July 30, 2021 at 1:11 pm #

        MQ

        Very good observation,

        Why invest in a kick ass military when your medium term plans are to give yourself to the Chinese globalists anyway.

        Here is a clue. Watch the Navy. When they start decommissioning ships with no replacements, get ready!

        • neurodoc July 30, 2021 at 4:08 pm #

          After the pain in your fingers and knees persists, you will notice that your energy level is progressively poor. Then your wife and/or friends might start asking if you’re OK. You will notice that your word finding is problematic and you start worrying about your cognitive functions. Then you will have on/off hot flashes from intermittent, soon to become permanent hyper-inflammation. Then the joint pain gets much worse and breaks thru OTC agent such as ibuprofen.
          FYI

          • Hereward the Woke July 30, 2021 at 5:39 pm #

            Wow, I had all that last Friday after two bottles of Californian red. Should I cut down?

      • Wizard of the Saddle August 1, 2021 at 12:50 pm #

        Easy way to solve this. Massive slashes to defense appropriations leading to mass shrinkage of the standing military. Standing armies are always a threat to liberty. Let the States re-organize the old State Militias comprised of their adult male citizens and let’s shrink the federal military down to a minuscule size – pre-Civil War style. The Founders would approve. We really cannot afford a large standing military any longer. Nobody can, outside of China, maybe, and even their military is tiny, compared to their total population.

  20. MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 10:57 am #

    Another excellent article today, James! Thank you. The last paragraph sums it up – we’re spinning into pandemonium. They will not be able to keep the lid on the epic number of those injured or killed by the jabs, and then the coming shortages are going to compound matters immensely.

    “His (Fauci’s) reputation is shot and he could end his days in an orange jump suit doing Chinese fire drills up and down the exercise court at Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary.”

    If only we still had rule of law, then I would expect this to happen. I don’t see any way out of this unless people rise up and take back our courts, and eject the WEF controlled cyphers that have been strategically placed in high positions.

    I may be lean more toward your first scenario, where the PTB know exactly what they are doing and had a plan in place, obvious fuck-ups aside. Some have foreseen this for decades, meaning we’ve been slogging toward it for some time, so, strategically engineered. But yes, there are big gaps in ‘the plan’ and lack of consistency of message. Perhaps, then, I see it as somewhere in between your two scenarios.

    I guess at this point, maybe it doesn’t matter? We’re left to try to deal with things as they are.

    Ditto for Nancy “Let them Eat Ice Cream” Pelosi, mafia boss of the country. I doubt she’ll see jail time even though she deserves nothing less. She and Jo Jo Magoo together look like a pair of drunks, what with the slurring and stumbling about. This is the best our country could do? I guess when the deep state runs things, yes.

    Another excellent offering. Will share widely.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 30, 2021 at 11:06 am #

      I liked the last paragraph too.

      We are going from pandemania to pandemonium.

    • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 8:03 pm #

      The whole point of CFN was that there was some big upset coming, a “Great Reset”, if you will, but tied to oil depletion.

      I was always of the mind that the fake 1913 money system would eventually freeze up with no solution and the markets would size up and there would be much wailing and gnashing of teeth, though energy (coal at least in the US) would continue. I was also hoping this wouldn’t happen for at least a couple more decades, but in reality it’s already long overdue.

      Never dreamed their inane solution would be to fake a pandemic and throw the world into chaos to cover the fact that their money system is throwing a rod. Stupid and evil.

      • MaryQueen July 31, 2021 at 1:26 pm #

        Yes, same here. I knew a big crash was coming. I expected it 5 years ago. I did not foresee the plandemic.

        This has been incredibly engineered down to the smallest detail.

        And I’m sure they are still 4 steps (at least) ahead of us.

  21. thirdcoastlegend July 30, 2021 at 11:01 am #

    I nominate Walensky at CDC as the dumbest sociopath among the current set:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/07/30/nolte-cdcs-own-math-proves-vax-mandates-re-masking-is-anti-science/

    • Beryl of Oyl July 30, 2021 at 11:08 am #

      She has made claims that contradict the CDC’s own data that she has right in front of her, multiple times.

      Always with that disturbed, about to cry look on her face.

      How did someone so emotionally unstable get a job like that?

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 11:33 am #

        They are all emotionally unstable it would appear.

        Did you see all the crying at the Jan 6 commission? LOL.

        We’re in the era of broken people. The more broken you are, the farther you will go. Because it’s all about feelz, now.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 30, 2021 at 11:50 am #

          That veritable mountain of a man. My goodness.

      • Blackbird July 30, 2021 at 12:33 pm #

        There’s no argument against crying. Can’t state your case convincingly? Start crying – you win!

        • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 2:41 pm #

          Or have a seizure, another winner!

      • JohnAZ July 30, 2021 at 1:13 pm #

        Was she appointed by the most incapable president in our history, who was elected by the “new” Amerika.

        • JohnAZ July 30, 2021 at 1:23 pm #

          Remember JFK, a Democrat saying

          “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”.

          The man was from the greatest generation that sacrificed everything during WW2.

          What a totally sad place this country has become, with a Delaware crook as president, a Blackish bitch as VP, a mafia queen as Speaker and all representing a gimme populace that cannot hold a candle to its predecessors.

          This country Deserves to go down, God has stopped supporting it, it will fall.

          Ever think that the world might be better off with China in charge instead of the Deep State swamp creatures in DC?

          • Rulo Deschamps July 30, 2021 at 2:34 pm #

            And he was murdered in full view of the world, by a “lone nut”. And another nut murdered the nut, again, in full view, surrounded by police.

            And they told us that’s that, and move on.

            And JHK, and some others here, are allergic to conspiracy theories.

            That’s all.

          • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 9:36 pm #

            I was in, like, the third grade when JFK was murdered. Even at that age, it stunk to high heaven and I didn’t believe a word of it, especially after the putative perp was offed.

            As much blame is to be assigned to the current generation, I point the finger at those adults alive in 1913, which is the genesis of all that has come down since. Charles Lindbergh’s father (in the US House) tried mightily to point out the dangers, but it was of no avail, as the country was already thoroughly corrupt at that time.

            Even to this day, as I occasionally explain to acquaintances exactly how and why the monetary system is ultimately unsustainable, I get blank stares, as if I were talking to a dog.

          • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 9:37 pm #

            And I get the same blank stares when I explain why and how the PCR test is wholly invalid for detecting covid anything.

          • Wizard of the Saddle August 1, 2021 at 1:02 pm #

            I’m starting to. Much to my own startled amazement….

      • Hereward the Woke July 30, 2021 at 5:41 pm #

        “How did someone so emotionally unstable get a job like that?” That’s what GOT her the job. Emoting and being a victim are the highest forms of human behavior these days.

        • MaryQueen July 31, 2021 at 1:28 pm #

          Yup. Look at Simone Biles…

          • abbybwood July 31, 2021 at 8:43 pm #

            I saw her a few days ago petting her service ferret.

      • Bilejones@hotmail.com August 1, 2021 at 10:49 am #

        Flexibility over-rides instability.

  22. lizharmon July 30, 2021 at 11:05 am #

    The bankruptcy of the west is not a background event. It’s the main show. COVID is merely cover and will take the blame for 100 years of central banking and the debt fueled orgy it enabled. That’s where this is going. I wonder what fancy name the media trolls will pin on it. Greater Depression? Depression 2.0? Beats me. Out the other end comes the six or seven nations of America. And those smug bastards up in Canuckistan are not exempt either, Alberta and Saskatchewan and maybe Manitoba will join the Northern Plains states and create a fine little country with lots of oil and tillable soil in the back of beyond. Landlocked, sure, but trading with other countries is not the future. The future is keeping your own peopley warm, fed and happy while the Enlightened and strangely queer West burns to the ground.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 11:11 am #

      Wondering if the debt question even matters anymore.

      The same people we owe are the people making the calls. So what difference would it make to keep printing and imploding the value of the dollar if it can be eternally propped up via digital means?

      The system used to have rules. But if the umpires and the owners are actually playing in the game, there is no need for comeuppance.

      Unless the goal is wide destruction. So there’s that, I suppose.

      • malthuss July 30, 2021 at 11:15 am #

        So what difference would it make to keep printing and imploding the value of the dollar if it can be eternally propped up via digital means?

        make to who?? have you gone shopping lately?

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 11:24 am #

          Sure, I see the inflation. My organic mayo should not cost $6.99.

          Just saying if the people holding the levers wanted to pay everyone a UBI to stay home, give out endless stimmies and still keep prices down, they could.

          It used to be the market actually had consequences. Now I think it is only by executive choice to have a winning or losing economy. There is no real accountability anymore.

          War used to erase debts. Now they can just be massaged as long as need be, without war.

          • Q. Shtik July 30, 2021 at 1:15 pm #

            My organic mayo should not cost $6.99. – Mango

            ==========

            It seems that $7 is the new ‘6 million Jews’. My wife was pointing out the high cost of several items recently purchased. In each case the price was $7. One example was a medium sized jar of pickle chips.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 7:32 pm #

            It seems that $7 is the new ‘6 million Jews’

            Not sure I grok the reference in this setting.

            But either way, the funny thing is your medium jar of pickle chips is a waste of money. Buy the massive bulk jar of pickles (for the same price) and cut them up yourself.

        • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 9:42 pm #

          They can’t because no one works for free (which is the consequence of a worthless currency), unless at the point of a gun, which sure seems to be where this is heading.

      • Rulo Deschamps July 30, 2021 at 2:37 pm #

        Mr Mango, good points. It does look like they can keep it going forever. Just create more $.

        But JHK talks about reality asserting itself at some point. Things will go on until they can’t anymore, something along those lines.

        Maybe he’s talking about a point when there’s plenty of $, but not enough food and other resources.

        • Harry Bolsogna July 30, 2021 at 3:40 pm #

          They’ll keep it going as a means of consolidating power and control. As the real economy continues to collapse and we become even more dependent on the government we’ll start to see the true austerity measures come to fruition. Not to save the economy, but to lock us into perpetual dependency and destitution. Thanks to C19, we’ll all have digital IDs and all currencies will be digital. Then, there’s no way out.

          • Hereward the Woke July 30, 2021 at 5:44 pm #

            Harry: nailed it. If it wasn’t planned like that, it sure is now. Classic psychopathic behaviour: destroy everything, offer a fake solution and seem like the big saviour.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 6:39 pm #

            Harry – good comment, but more importantly, hats off to the best handle on the forum.

          • Harry Bolsogna July 31, 2021 at 3:20 am #

            Thanks HtW and Mr. Mango. I recently divorced my significant other. It was difficult, but the right thing to do. However, the choice to go back to my birth name (Bolsogna) was not an easy decision. Being a true lover of golf, it was incredibly difficult to change from Balszac to Bolsogna. My ex (Fuzzy Balszac) was a real control freak, and I have some genuine hatred for the person. However, the Balszac name will always be associated with golf lore due to Teddy Balszac’s invention of the warming flask. A milestone in golf! When I think about teeing off with a case of Coors Light and a pound of ice stashed deep within my golf bag, I can think of nothing other than how sincerely grateful I am for Teddy and his revolutionary vision for the true mission of golf. But despite this deep connection I have with Teddy, I couldn’t give a shite for Fuzzy. Therefore, Harry Balszac is no more. I stand here today, proud to say that I am, the one and only Harry Bolsogna! Cheers!

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 31, 2021 at 9:57 am #

            Lol. Nicely written.

          • MaryQueen July 31, 2021 at 3:11 pm #

            Hegelian Dialectic.

        • Ron Anselmo July 30, 2021 at 3:47 pm #

          Bingo Rulo – no value, wealth or tangible assets (food and other resources) underlying the $. Game over.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 6:43 pm #

            Kind of against my point though. Is it game over? Why would it be? What does it matter when the rulemakers hold all the levers and there is no accountability anymore?

          • Rulo Deschamps July 30, 2021 at 9:40 pm #

            Mr Mango, they don’t hold all the levers. Can they create topsoil, which used to be 10 ft deep and is now almost gone in most food producing regions? Can they create more fossil fuels to remediate this situation via fertilizers and pesticides? Can they create drinking water? Bring back extinct species? Get rid of the megatons of trash and pollution?

            No, they can create more $, and that’s about it.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 30, 2021 at 11:22 am #

      How about The Time The United States Went Communist?

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 12:15 pm #

        Or ‘half-assed’ communist?

    • Blackbird July 30, 2021 at 12:36 pm #

      Name? The name is “The Great Reset”.

      Depression? What’s depressing about killing off the useless eaters and appropriating their wealth?

      Of course they won’t kill off all the useless eaters – they will continue to breed a few for recreational purposes.

    • JohnAZ July 30, 2021 at 1:29 pm #

      Liz

      Your model, IMHO, petrifies the East coast centered Deep State. The Red Zone controls just about all the natural resources in the country and the transportation hubs to move it around. Join the Red zone of Canada with the Red zone of the US, and a formidable new nation would arise. The East coast would be a vassal state in a fortnight.

      California itself could exist as its own country.

      • Islander July 30, 2021 at 4:01 pm #

        Probably true, but the East Coast has the best climate.

        By far.

  23. malthuss July 30, 2021 at 11:14 am #

    Nancy “Let them Eat Ice Cream” Pelosi,

    I like that. she of the pricey refrigerator with the pricey ice cream in it.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 11:36 am #

      🙂

      The other nickname I have for her is Drunky McAsshole.

      • Hereward the Woke July 30, 2021 at 5:45 pm #

        Still prefer Kurt Schlicter’s tag: Granny Boxwine.

      • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 9:45 pm #

        Psycho, grifting bitch has a nice ring to it.

    • cowbell81 July 30, 2021 at 11:36 am #

      It’s probably all Ben and Jerry’s. Haven’t they come out with a special cream for Nancy yet? Wouldn’t be surprised if they do….

      • Blackbird July 30, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

        I’m sure the readers here could suggest enough fitting names that Ben and Jerry will have to crank out a few extra flavors for that demented, deliquescing old twat. (h/t/ Mango)

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 6:45 pm #

          Thank you, sir. It does roll off nicely, doesn’t it?

          • Blackbird July 31, 2021 at 8:08 pm #

            Yes, it does. It’s the word that should have been there.

            Maybe Mr. K. plays poker with her on Wednesday nights…

            “So James, a ‘demented, deliquescing old twat’, am I?” (With her “ugly face” on.)

        • abbybwood July 31, 2021 at 8:49 pm #

          Nutty Nancy?

  24. QuantumOfIdleness July 30, 2021 at 11:16 am #

    “Their narrative goes like this: humans have over-replicated, like maggots in a trash can, they’re wrecking the planet and gobbling (our) resources, and we must find a way to get rid of them that looks like a natural catastrophe so the hidden powers-that-be-don’t get blamed for pulling a global Auschwitz. Hence Covid-19 and the sketchy vaccinations.”

    The second part of the narrative, the part following “and,” is absolutely deplorable, if true, which I doubt. However, can’t we at least all agree on the first part. Humanity has indeed pretty much wrecked the planet for itself and the other living things we share it with.

    https://www.overshootday.org/

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 11:27 am #

      Hmm. My dog seems fine with the state of things…and birds are at my feeder as I write this.

      • QuantumOfIdleness July 30, 2021 at 4:36 pm #

        MrMango,
        You dog and the birds at the feeder would also be fine with Hitler and an impending asteroid collision, at least up to the point when…

      • Raindogs July 31, 2021 at 1:48 am #

        Now how does one argue with this level of intellect?

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 31, 2021 at 6:50 am #

          Well, one could start by doing so…

          But in the absence of that, I’d merely suggest trying a dose of indifference from time to time. Not every day. Just once in a while, and the world makes more sense for a few moments.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 11:35 am #

      No thanks on the overshoot.

      Not my problem that I exist. I recycle, too! Even though 98% of that goes into the landfill or the incinerator anwyay, despite my efforts.

      I do plenty and expect little in return.

      • hmuller July 31, 2021 at 8:03 pm #

        I don’t know how people can complain about a lack of landfill space when we have that whole Grand Canyon just sitting there unused.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 11:37 am #

      One could argue, if things are ‘wrecked’ it is the fault of those who are doing things the wrong way. That would not be you and I.

      • Q. Shtik July 30, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

        That would not be you and I. – MQ

        ==========

        me

        When you are wondering whether the correct word to use at the end of a sentence should be I or me the answer is almost always me.

        • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

          Me stand corrected.

          • messianicdruid July 30, 2021 at 3:53 pm #

            If things are wrecked it is the fault,
            of those with the wrong view,
            do not be over wrought,
            that would not be I and you.

          • elysianfield July 30, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

            I, too….

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 6:47 pm #

            lol

          • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 10:10 pm #

            Love your comeback, Mary.

        • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 10:10 pm #

          This exception trips up lots of people up. One needs to use the nominative case whenever any form of the verb “to be” is used and a pronoun object is involved. So, Mary is correct.

          “Who is [a form of the verb ‘to be’] calling?”

          “It is I.” – not “It is me,” though this is commonly heard.

          Another easy way to fix this, as any form of the verb “to be” signals an identity, is to reverse the sentence to see if it comes out sounding correct:

          “That would not be you and I” becomes “You and I would not be that,” which sounds perfectly fine as opposed to “You and me would not be that,” which is and sounds incorrect, as does “Me is it” when reversing “It is me.”

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 10:30 pm #

            Very interesting – thank you.

            Glad I could give a chuckle.

          • Anthea July 31, 2021 at 3:49 am #

            I am always a little irritated by people who correct others’ grammar without knowing what the hell they’re talking about.

            You also run into people who firmly believe that certain practices (such as the Oxford comma, or not) are rules, when they are actually matters of style.

            I just want to strangle them.

        • Anthea July 31, 2021 at 3:36 am #

          Mary Queen is correct in this instance. Where the verb is a “to be” verb, the sentence, “That would not be you or I,” is analgous to the sentence, “It is I.” Or, for another example, when one is answering the phone, the correct way to answer is to say, “This is she”–“It’s me.”

          “I” in this instance is a predicate nominative. The predicate nominative is one and the same as the subject (in this case “that”). Hence it is correct to use the subjective rather than the objective case.

          • Anthea July 31, 2021 at 3:38 am #

            I meant to say that the correct way to answer is to say, “This is she”–NOT “It’s me.”

          • elysianfield July 31, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

            ““This is she…”

            Anthea,
            …he…she..it:

    • Rulo Deschamps July 30, 2021 at 2:47 pm #

      Quantum, spot on. The Earth could support a human population even bigger than our current numbers. A population of Buddhist monks, of poor peasants, of poor people generally, voluntary poor, forced poor.

      Rice and beans, very little meat, no car, no AC, no smartphone, etc.

      Cannot sustain current levels at current consumption. No way, no how.

      Mr Mango, the day before the hurricane, everything looks fine. In the midst of the hurricane, everything is fine for a while too, while the eye travels above you. That doesn’t mean there’s no hurricane.

      “Not my problem that I exist” – that’s the crux of the moral dilemma. As Quantum says, and I second, nobody has a right to decide who can and cannot go on existing.

      My grim vision is that we failed to control both our numbers and our consumption. I mean us humans, not us Americans. If either vector had been brought under control rationally, resource depletion would not be a problem.

      Maybe some truly smart and truly evil people had to, or will have to, decide for us. That would explain a lot of what we’re seeing.

      • Slugoon July 30, 2021 at 6:04 pm #

        Rulo, the lesson I take from the natural world is that organisms always tend just above the food supply and as such they constantly live on the edge of starvation. Death is a necessary part of maintaining a climax ecosystem where everything is in balance.

        For humans, the energy windfall of fossil fuels has temporarily removed these natural limits and what that means is that we have substantially overshot the carrying capacity. We now have much further to fall than we otherwise would have. It’s not necessarily food that we are short of but could be peak anything: fresh water, raw materials, the ability of the environment to absorb waste, societal collapse…

        What I think is going on, and I’ve said these here a number of times before, is that TPTB, whoever they are, understand this and what they are trying to do is to manage the down side of the curve. To do this they need (a) absolute control over the global population, and (b) to erase nation states / nationalism to prevent a game of ‘last man standing’ and usher in a cooperative ‘powerdown’ instead.

        Both (a) and (b) are happening and it’s no coincidence that global NGOs are at the heart of it along with those with a messiah complex such as Gates, Soros etc.

        As thirdcoast alludes to further below, what’s worse, the hellish one-world authoritarian dystopia of such a world run by these megalomaniacs (cooperative powerdown), or how nature deals with such things (last man standing)?

        • Rulo Deschamps July 30, 2021 at 9:09 pm #

          Slug, I agree with your whole comment. I see things the same way. Managing the powerdown before Nature does. It explains a lot of what’s going on, doesn’t it. I’ve come to the same conclusions myself. I want to dwell a bit on something you said. “Death is a necessary part of maintaining a climax ecosystem where everything is in balance.”

          First: mankind has placed itself above and beyond mere ecosystems. We think carrying capacity doesn’t apply to us, because we’re God’s children. God has told us, his favorite creations, to do with Nature as we will, because we are her masters. About 300 years ago, God was replaced with reason, with human rights, with science, but the message is still the same. We’re not really part of Nature. Her rules don’t apply to us. She’s our servant.

          Second: a corollary of the above is that it is verboten, anathema, to refer to humans as animals. Because we have God, and science, etc. However, this is wrong, this reticence. We are highly evolved primates. We are certainly at the very top of the food chain and champions of the brainpower Olympics in the third planet from the sun, no doubt. Yet we’re born, we feed, we excrete, we react to stimuli and instincts, we suffer and we die just like animals. Let’s state it here, clearly, and duck and cover as the bricks from the God people and the Science people start flying in our direction: we are animals.

          Third, we may be the smartest animals here, but not smart enough. Let me put it this way. I’ve been watching a nest of blue herons last spring. Both parents built the nest. Mum sat on the eggs, dad brought food. 3 chicks were born. Dad was making all these trips, but the food wasn’t enough. That’s how an ecosystem works. Other years, all 3 chicks would have made it, but this year, mum pushed one of the chicks out of the nest one night. It fell from very high up a ceiba tree and probably broke some bones on impact, but it was still alive when I arrived to check the nest in the morning. Alive but being eaten alive by fire ants. I helped it to a quicker death. You read in RL Stevenson, or was it Jack London, how the Inuit elders chose to stay behind and freeze. To facilitate the survival of the others. Perhaps the original peoples were more in touch with our animal side, understood ecosystems better.

          Fourth, science and religion both share the same Promethean fight against death. Human death, mind, not the death of the planet, or the last great oceanic fish, or the last tigers, or the last rainforests, or anything other than US. US, the reason the universe exists, US, the favorites of God, US, US, US.

          Fifth, so noble, the fight against death. Hm, I have to tread carefully here. Reading comprehension is limited sometimes, even in a high IQ forum like this. In simple terms: the green revolution of the 60’s, which created GMO cultivars resistant to blight, chemical fertilizers and effective pesticides so that millions of 3rd world denizens didn’t have to starve to death as they had for millenia… breakthroughs in medicine and vaccines development, polio, malaria, etc, finally controlled and defeated… end result: mothers who always had had 12 children in hopes of 3 surviving to support them in their old age, now had 10 survivors. Selling chewing gum in street corners, being harvested for organs exported to wealthy countries, scrapping a living in prostitution or petty crime, miserable, hellish existences. From denying death her due. Covid, covid, grandma, grandma will die, she’s only 100, stop the presses, stop the world, cancel freedom, grandma may die! Just want to say, death wants her due, as it’s natural, as she’s entitled. They are talking transhumanism now, live forever, upload your mind to a computer. Why? What for? Was Gilgamesh happy? All traditional cultures respect death. Kali, Santa Muerte. Death is so necessary, so natural, so… peaceful.

          Sixth: remove death from the equation in, say, a group of lab mice. Give them a long life, plenty of food, let them propagate at will. Then cut the food. The mice will eat each other. We are the mice. The food is about to be cut. The Earth is reaching her limits. Nothing is replenishing anymore. Everything is choked up with plastic, chemical residues, water and topsoils disappearing. Yet we keep breeding, oblivious. Nature bats last and will put an end to it. Death is part, a big part, of Nature. Death has to be embraced, accepted and even celebrated. Viva la Muerte!, the war cry of the Spanish Civil War, will be heard again. If we had been as smart as we thought we were, we wouldn’t be here. If we had accepted we are just another animal, living in a finite planet, accepting our limits, we wouldn’t be here. But I have little doubt that we will. In fact, that we already are. Viva la Muerte is our whole culture right now.

          • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 10:30 pm #

            You make a well-reasoned argument based on the premise of scarcity, but I can’t readily buy it, for two reasons:

            1) The big game is the collapse of the monetary ponzi. Resource/population issues are a power-grabbing side show. There are sustainability issues, truly, but there are also many, many solutions far, far short sudden of planetary genocide.

            2) If what you’ve imparted were the case, why go about it in such an underhanded, profiteering, ham-handed, power-grubbing, and secretive way. Why not just assemble the three remaining uncorrupted scientists and say,

            “We’ve run the numbers (twice!) and we’re heading into irreversible overshoot. Nothing will be forced, no one will be euthanized or injected without their consent. However, we recommend the following: a smaller energy footprint, a house scaled to your actual needs, no mindless travel and motoring, home gardens, reuse of all items where possible, repair of all items where possible, doing without unnecessary items, elimination of junk food and its toxic packaging, and, if possible, smaller families.”

            I doubt one in ten would find this proposal offensive and be more than willing to help. Instead we get line up and die or else (and in that, case, one seriously has to wonder what the “or else” could possibly be).

          • Yohannon July 30, 2021 at 11:44 pm #

            Eugenics is staring to look better and better, right? A focus on the positive but not neglecting the negative. Strong borders to keep out the lower humans, lesser breeds outside the Law.

            We had a stable population in 1960 of about 220 million, 90% White. And then we let the Enemy destroy us.

          • Slugoon July 31, 2021 at 1:44 am #

            For Kappa, monetary ponzi is just another component in the systems supporting overshoot. The global financial system and resource/population issues are intertwined. If or when it collapses it will have the same consequences as a crop failure.

            Regarding your second point, do you think that people would voluntarily sell all their possessions and go back to mud huts and live an ascetic existence if a few scientists asked them nicely? I don’t think we will ever exercise self-limitation. It is not how things are done in nature. Animals don’t do it, and neither will we. I’m sure almost everyone would think your proposal was a nice idea. I’m also sure almost no one would actually do it voluntarily. Nature will force our hand.

            For Rulo, you are my kindred spirit sometimes. I agree, if we could look beyond our hubris and accept that we are just another mammal on the planet and subject to the same inviolable laws as everything else we would be better off. Maybe not materially but as a society. I’ve never viewed death as a taboo subject. All I ask is to depart as quickly and painlessly as possible when the Reaper comes knocking!

            The planet will be fine.

          • Anthea July 31, 2021 at 4:18 am #

            In the US, much of our over-consumption is forced upon us. Small houses are against building codes. You are forced into commuting because the cities are unliveable. Building codes often require an extensive acreage to be allowed to build a home–and said home is required to be huge. Codes will likely also prohibit you from using building materials that are inexpensive and readily available, such as straw bale. Codes are also designed to prevent you from building your own house.

            Housing could easily be cheap. Automobiles could also easily be cheap, if they were made without endless bells and whistles that have largely been forced upon us.

            The education of children (and college kids) does not require immense and expensive facilities.

            I think much of this boils down to making everything more costly, for the purpose of forcing the buyer into the hands of lenders.

            Leave people the hell alone and many of them would choose to build a small house on one or two acres, drive a reliable car similar to a ’55 Chevy or old VW, and grow a garden and raise a little livestock. Or–were it possible–they might choose to live in modest homes or apartments in the city.

            In the 1970s, most cities had vast amounts of inexpensive housing, and much of it was in safe neighborhoods with convenient public transportation. Most of it has been torn down, and those old neighborhoods are no longer safe–though I suppose the buses still run.

            Up until about 1965, a middle-class family could live in the city in a house comparable to a suburban home, in a safe and stable community, and send their kids to fine public schools. The migration to the suburbs was the result of force, not preference.

          • cbeard July 31, 2021 at 5:17 pm #

            Excellent post.

          • hmuller July 31, 2021 at 6:16 pm #

            Thank you, Rulo, Slugoon, et al. for some excellent ideas. It does seem that multiple threats are converging towards a massive human die-off.

            A financial collapse alone would bring on a cataclysm of depopulation. But on top of that we have natural climate change via solar cycles, Has anyone noticed the floods in China and elsewhere threatening food supply? Other places are experiencing droughts and wildfires.

            Our answer to less food production seems to be – print more money and pass it out so everybody can buy food. Let me know how that works out.

            IMHO, geoengineering (chem trails, HAARP, et al.) is to blame for much of the extreme weather.

            Pollution and waste is piling up, the oceans are filling with plastic, while the top soil is eroding. Fukushima can’t stop filling the Pacific with irradiated water.

            Worldwide agriculture depends on non-renewable petroleum to fuel machinery and provide components for pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer.

            Who knows what microbes sent by God or Dr Fauci have yet to make their impact felt on human mortality.

            I can see why many people cling to the belief that Jesus or friendly aliens will ride in and save us at the last minute.

          • Rulo Deschamps August 1, 2021 at 4:59 pm #

            Kappa, it’s the other way around. The real deal is overpopulation & resource depletion. Financial shenanigans are a side show. Base and superstructure, to borrow from Marxist thought and loosely use these categories to make sense of what’s what. Roughly, base would be the productive activity, superstructure the intellectual scaffolding built on it: culture, politics, and yes, finance. Productive activity, in turn, is based on resources: energy, minerals, soils, water, etc. It follows that a base crumbling because resources are running out in turn destroys the foundation of the superstructure.

            hmuller says “A financial collapse alone would bring on a cataclysm of depopulation”, and I agree. Because $ is what’s priming the pump of resource extraction. Take fossil fuels and EROEI. JHK has been writing for years about the fracking business, only possible by debt (free $) as it is not viable when you consider the investment necessary to extract the resource. This is true across the base. Agriculture: massive subsidies (again, free $) as the only way to eke out another crop out of exhausted soils, via fertilizers/pesticides/fossil fuels. Seafood: subcontracting extraction so most of it has not been sustainably harvested, despite what the packaging may say. He also mentions natural causes that would impact the base directly. A worldwide depression would be lethal, but as hmuller says, depletion, climate issues would also trigger shortages. So, base and superstructure are both highly vulnerable.

            As for respected scientists warning the world, it’s been happening for decades. Crickets, mostly.

            Yoho, eugenics has been greatly misunderstood. It does pose complex moral questions, but it passes the test I care most about: it’s not about eliminating anyone alive now, but limiting reproduction. So I agree with your comment, in general. I’m sure if we were to discuss it in detail, we’d have differences, though.

            Anthea, very good observations, agreed. I’ve been applying much of what you mention in my own life for years, going around stupid regulations about what is and isn’t a “home” by converting sheds into living quarters, building microhomes. It’s all about the land. Once you have enough of it, you build, you use recycled materials, sustainable practices, etc, in your own ag zoned land. You can also tow in a trailer or camper and make it permanent. You add structures as necessary, barns, outdoor kitchens and whatnot, but all you really need is a place to safely sleep out of the elements, and a functioning outhouse & shower. Very hard for the majority to escape zoning and coding, especially in the suburbs, where having a clothesline or a few laying hens (not even a rooster!), or the lawn ripped to plant gardens, will get you in trouble… in most cases, caused by neighbors complaining to the authorities. The only way to escape that is to go back to the land in some way, not necessarily own it but away from petty dictators, or go nomadic, as many Americans are doing now, living in RV’s. Very accurate comments, thank you.

            hmuller says it very well: “Pollution and waste is piling up, the oceans are filling with plastic, while the top soil is eroding. Fukushima can’t stop filling the Pacific with irradiated water.
            Worldwide agriculture depends on non-renewable petroleum to fuel machinery and provide components for pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer.”

            Sad but true. Cornucopians may be convinced the Earth is infinite and can absorb the cancer called humans out of control (that’s how we look from space… a cancer spreading on the surface of the planet). “The Earth will keep giving, and absorbing our waste, forever” I don’t think so. Time will tell.

        • thirdcoastlegend July 31, 2021 at 11:52 am #

          Slugoon-

          I prefer the natural way.

          I think that leaving up to Nature/Gnon/the Lord is the fairest method.

          If the universe decides it’s my time to exit – I have no issue with that.

          On the flipside, I find it incredibly repulsive that these arrogant, degenerate, incompetent fools that claim to be in charge are trying to game, model, and simulate my exit point.

          I will not comply!

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 6:48 pm #

        Cannot sustain current levels at current consumption. No way, no how.

        To play devil’s advocate…why not? It’s working now.

        • tahoe1780 July 30, 2021 at 7:39 pm #

          We’re living off non-renewable fossil savings; fossil fuels, fossil aquifers, fossil mineral deposits, etc., but you knew that.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 7:44 pm #

            Debatable.

            I know, not a popular opinion on this blog. But it seems to keep rolling along, no matter how many deplorables keep consuming.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 7:46 pm #

            I think it’s all a big show. Much like everything else. There are resources to be had. We have them. No one is driving less, no one is heating/cooling their home less, no one gives a shit. And the resources are still there.

            More and more, every day. I think it’s like the money supply. Endless, if those with their hands on the levers make it so.

        • Rulo Deschamps July 30, 2021 at 9:44 pm #

          $ supply equals resources, then? I’d posit the opposite. Abundant $ ensures resources get depleted faster. When tuna fish at the fish market in Tokyo get bids for over $1M apiece before the boat docks and unloads, tuna fish will be extinct faster.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 31, 2021 at 9:05 am #

            Rulo, I’m just saying the rules have flipped from what used to be common sense knowledge. Up is down. Left is right. Finite is infinite.

            Rules need not apply anymore.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 31, 2021 at 9:06 am #

            A sign of the end of an age, perhaps. But that seems to be the way of things.

      • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 10:13 pm #

        Yet we live in an infinite universe, go figure.

        • Rulo Deschamps July 31, 2021 at 1:08 am #

          Kappa, the universe in infinite. The Earth isn’t.

          • KappaJoe July 31, 2021 at 4:03 am #

            We’re one small planet adrift in an ocean of energy and matter. Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink (unless you rig a desalinator).

            The Earth may be finite, but human imagination and ingenuity is certainly not. What is the current metric again? a doubling of technical knowledge every thirteen months (and the interval keeps decreasing).

          • Q. Shtik July 31, 2021 at 6:19 pm #

            Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink – KappaJoe

            ===========

            The actual words from literature are:
            nor any

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 10:29 pm #

        I tend to agree, it’s not how many people there are. It’s how much resources we use, and they are finite.

    • draupnir July 30, 2021 at 3:52 pm #

      While deplorable, what follows “and” in that sentence is completely logical, and from appearances, there is no lack of will among our overlords to carry it out. Certainly, we are very close to an apparently engineered economic collapse. Who knows how close we are to complete ecological collapse? I suspect there are those who have a much better idea of that time frame than I do. If the vaccine doesn’t get us, starvation probably will.

  25. Beryl of Oyl July 30, 2021 at 11:20 am #

    Some people are just learning that this vaccine isn’t what we commonly think of when we use the term.

    They really thought that getting vaccinated meant you weren’t going to be able to get COVID, or infect anyone else with it.

    Even people who write on this topic in the media, didn’t seem to know this.

    People who use the argument that colleges requiring this shot isn’t any different than requiring a measles shot are wrong.

    It won’t stop you from getting or transmitting an infection, and it never was going to.

    Besides, it still remains illegal to try to coerce someone to get an experimental vaccine, despite what the DOJ says. They do not have the power to nullify existing law.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 11:41 am #

      What they are doing though, is blaming the unvaccinated for the vaccines not working.

      Sadly, this works on morons, which comprises most of society. I include PhDs in that descriptor as well. They seem to fall for it faster than anyone else.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 30, 2021 at 11:46 am #

        Yes, that puzzles me.

        I underestimated how bad some people can be made to fear a cold virus.

        Did they watch too many disaster films I haven’t seen?

        • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

          They are institutionalized, and blindly trust authority.

          They weren’t always quite so bad, but the 5 years of TDS did them in.

          I don’t get the fear of the cuckoovirus either. I have never been afraid of it and still am not.

          • JohnAZ July 30, 2021 at 1:41 pm #

            I hear you , MQ.

            There are a lot of folks however showing up right now that have caught the Delta version and stating they wish they had taken the vaccine. My feelings on whether it is just a bad flu or the next step on the virus’ conquering of humanity, it needs to be addressed and put down. We need to learn to stop them before they stop us.

            FYI, are you aware that a large group of paleontologist think the dinosaurs were in decline for a few millions of years prior to the meteor hit. Decline caused by disease, spread by sand fleas of all things. Disease CAN make us extinct, and we better figure some things out before it happens.

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 2:37 pm #

            Take a look at this chart from Johns Hopkins.

            They are lying to you, JAZ.

            https://mailchi.mp/tomwoods/wishingformydemise

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 7:03 pm #

            FYI, are you aware that a large group of paleontologist think the dinosaurs were in decline for a few millions of years prior to the meteor hit. Decline caused by disease, spread by sand fleas of all things.

            Paleontologists are fiction writers. What in the hell do they actually know in truth? Nothing.

            But they’re probably right, all civilizations decline before they know it happened. So they’re writing into what they think would be the case. That’s all.

          • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 10:36 pm #

            Really, prehistoric sand fleas? That’s the anology to the covid scam?

          • Islander July 30, 2021 at 11:28 pm #

            JAZ,
            “There are a lot of folks however showing up right now that have caught the Delta version and stating they wish they had taken the vaccine.”

            The good news is that you can make those folks feel a lot better by informing them that their immune systems are actually in better shape for not having taken the jab. That large percentages of those catching the Delta are the jabbed; that it is quite likely that the jabbed with Delta caught it from other jabbed.

            You can also make these folks feel better by letting them know that there are effective treatments, the earlier they get treatment the better, and informing them where to get info on treatment protocols.

            For example, this:

            https://aapsonline.org/CovidPatientTreatmentGuide.pdf

          • Anthea July 31, 2021 at 9:18 am #

            I believed the global warming narrative for many years. I think the main reason was because there were so many years of extreme heat (in my part of the US) between the late seventies and throughout the eighties. That, together with constant bombardment by “the narrative” and my own failure to really look into it, had me convinced.

            Believers in the covid narrative cannot claim that personal experience supports their belief, since the whole thing is manifestly a nothingburger. I think the main reason they are so succeptible to “the narrative” is that they are not grounded in objective reality and live their lives almost entirely through media. Almost all the “true believers” I know are people who had rarely left the house for many years prior to the “pandemic,” and almost all of their supposed “contact” with the real world was the TV. So…mostly older if not elderly, older stay-at-home housewives who rarely got out, some people with serious health issues who were easily frightened, and a couple of people who had been self-quarantining for a couple of years already, due to pre-existing health issues: people who had been living very narrow and constrained lives for many years before covid. I suspect the same is true of the younger “believers.” I don’t know any of them, but I suspect they are unemployed and rarely leave the house. All the younger people who have jobs and lives (and I do know some of them) are disgusted by masking and other covid restrictions.

            One other motive for this blind belief is, I think, a deep desire for some kind apocalyptic scenario, for TEOTWAWKI. This comes from a deep disgust and horror of the world as it is. So there is an element of wishful thinking involved in such beliefs.

      • Ricechex July 30, 2021 at 4:57 pm #

        Yes. I have noticed a plethora of stories, sometimes even 2 stories in one 30 minute local news broadcasts:

        Here is the narrative:

        1) So and so was an anti vaxxer, against the vaccine, see twitter post.

        2) So and so got sick//ventilator/ hospital–went on for months.

        3) Interviews with family who provide testimonials how concerned they were and how traumatic this was.

        3) So and so begged for the vaccine but it was too late.

        3) Random DR proclaims it was an unnecessary and preventable sickness.

        4) DR proclaims that hospitals are filling up with unvaccinated

        4) So and so tells everyone to not be stupid like he/she but to get the vaccine. (The “I told you so” moral of the story)

        Clearly, attempts to coerce, manipulate and shame.

        Does anyone believe this crap? These are stories for 10 year olds. Do they think we are that stupid that unvaccinated people actually buy this?

        • Ricechex July 30, 2021 at 4:58 pm #

          Sorry for the numerical errors! Got a little trigger happy on the submit button.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 7:08 pm #

          Only the mentally challenged and those in a mental NYT bubble believe that type of story.

          No doctor would say that publicly, except one with an agenda, rendering their medical opinion useless.

          • Anthea July 31, 2021 at 9:53 am #

            Probably most readers of the NYT live in NYC, where most people lead very constrained lives in an artificial and manufactured reality. A lot of these “worldly sophisticates” rarely leave their apartments and have rarely, if ever, ventured off of Manhatan Island. Many of them are, in many ways, some of the most provincial people in the world, with about as much engagement with objective reality as an inmate of a nursing home.

            They are like the very housebound “covid believers” I know here in the Midwest, living in a “canned” reality. The have no objective referents with which to judge anything.

        • draupnir July 30, 2021 at 8:24 pm #

          So and So is discovered to be an actor.

        • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 10:25 pm #

          Sadly yes many do. I see them regurgitating them all over social media. But I don’t know how many are actual people who have succumbed to the moronic thinking and how many are paid trolls, or bots.

          • Anthea July 31, 2021 at 9:55 am #

            I suspect that a staggering percentage of the posts in social media are bots or paid trolls.

      • Hereward the Woke July 30, 2021 at 5:48 pm #

        That’s the abiding mystery of all this. How did some many supposedly super intelligent people fall for this baloney? I don’t have a TV, so I can only infer that it must have been 18 months of round the clock lies and propaganda that wore down their critical thinking skills. It’s still a shock to realize that most people are cowardly wretches.

        • Slugoon July 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm #

          I’m with Hereward. Most people are just thick as a brick. Thick and gullible. No TV licence for me either so I don’t have to suffer the 24/7 covid hysteria, the constant race-baiting and all this trans bollocks.

          • Anthea July 31, 2021 at 9:58 am #

            Back when I used to go to MSN for the weather forecast, the sidebar almost always featured some “global warming” alarmism. I quit going there for the weather forecast when their website ceased to work on my browser. Apparently they have definite opinions about which browsers are acceptable.

        • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 10:23 pm #

          The TV is key.

          This explains why you can see the idiocy on parade.

        • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 10:41 pm #

          The TV is not a mirror, either. It pretends it is a mirror, but it represents only a small sliver of public opinion, and that small sliver is paid very well to do that pretending.

          They do expand the sliver, but it takes a long time and a ton of hot air to get there. Then it all evaporates with the next shiny object.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 6:59 pm #

        Sadly, this works on morons, which comprises most of society. I include PhDs in that descriptor as well. They seem to fall for it faster than anyone else.

        I have family in this academic category. Smart as all get out. But after a four day visit (with no masks) this past week, his last words to me were “Be careful out there and take care of yourselves. It’s dangerous right now.”

        Okay. After we just shared Thai food from the same counter in the same room, rode in the same car unmasked, picnicked at the fucking zoo and the neighborhood playground/splashpad, and our kids shared boogers for four days.

        But yes, let’s all be careful, because it’s dangerous out there. Love them, but the illogical disconnect is stunning.

        I nodded and said nothing about it to them, wished them a good trip home. Not worth it.

        • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 10:23 pm #

          Yeah it’s definitely not worth it.

          They have their knee-jerk response. It’s now hard-wired.

          Sad. But glad you had some fun with them, I’m guessing?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 31, 2021 at 9:00 am #

            Indeed, it was a good visit. Quality time for the adults and (more importantly) the kids – check.

  26. malthuss July 30, 2021 at 11:29 am #

    there’s a hospital in New York City named after one of the biggest racist, supremacists in history – (((Maimonaides)))

    lets see if they have the courage to change it.

  27. MiddlePeninsula July 30, 2021 at 11:35 am #

    On another note, I took an unexpected road trip to Mobile, AL. My flight was cancelled because they drove something into the nose of the plane where lots of delicate equipment lives. Thanks American Airlines – you folks are too stupid for words. Here are my observations:

    1. Wow – Lots of folks smoke in the South.
    2. Ten to fifteen miles per hour over the speed limit is the minimum. Very little enforcement anywhere. I love the little cars that go 90+ miles per hour up to the next car in the lane, slam on their brakes, squeeze by the lead car in an unsafe manner and then floor it to the next car. Obviously, these are not students of physics.
    3. There is a car carrier terrorist loose on I-85. He flashed his lights at me to move over although the lane on my left was free and clear. I had no where to go. Later, I moved over and he proceeded to blow his horn at the car in front of me with no effect. Later, I passed him and he moved over behind my car with about two feet to spare. I decided to risk a ticket and left that equal opportunity hater behind. Someone needs a new line of work.
    4. Atlanta has epic rush hour traffic even when it is not rush hour.
    5. I get to do it all over again next weekend. (Sigh).

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 11:40 am #

      I was amazed when I went to Kentucky once, how much people smoked. Well, it is tobaccy country.

      • malthuss July 30, 2021 at 10:36 pm #

        how much or how many? or both?

        • MaryQueen July 31, 2021 at 5:22 pm #

          Both! People were so wrinkled. That’s what the heavy smoking does. And the teeth! Yeesh.

    • cowbell81 July 30, 2021 at 11:43 am #

      Maybe traffic will be a little better for you going in the opposite direction? My suggestion would be stick to back roads as much as possible, ones you can still move quick enough on.

      If you ever need to travel anywhere between Nashville and New Orleans I highly recommend taking the Natchez Trace Parkway. It is well maintained, no commercial traffic allowed, and no commercial blight like strip malls or billboards, exactly how a road should be.

      Happy motoring!

      • Wizard of the Saddle August 3, 2021 at 8:23 am #

        Cowbell is right. I live close to the Natchez Trace Parkway and have driven it many times. One warning: Don’t get on it if you are in a big hurry. Speed limit is 50 mph and this is enforced by the Park Police. Also, it is one lane only. Bathrooms are few and far between and not much in the way of facilities unless you exit the parkway to drive into small towns. But it’s a beautiful drive and very relaxing! Lots of history with many historical pullouts along the way with historic markers and such,

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 30, 2021 at 7:21 pm #

      I understand their mentality. Wish I could still smoke. But it does not make me feel good anymore. Therefore, that is a thing of the past.

    • Disaffected July 31, 2021 at 7:53 am #

      Atlanta traffic is just the best! No need to wonder where all the NASCAR racers come from after one trip around the Atlanta beltway. Moonshine whiskey and crack cocaine will do that for ya. Throw in a mullet, a wife beater shirt, some mirrored sunglasses, and a cigarette on the lip, and let’s go racin’!

    • daytrip August 1, 2021 at 7:26 pm #

      In much of that stretch, it’s posted that commercial trucks cannot be in the far left lane. You were in his passing lane.

  28. Beryl of Oyl July 30, 2021 at 11:42 am #

    So, Congressional Representatives Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene were locked out of a federal detention facility were they went to check on the conditions of the political prisoners from January 6, the insurrection that wasn’t?

    Sounds real legal.

  29. messianicdruid July 30, 2021 at 11:52 am #

    I thank God for JHK.

    “You have no idea, Nancy, how all this is going to blow up in your face and leave you a figure of historic odium.”

    I had previously thought Hillary Clinton was trying [ prophetically ] to mimic Jezebel. Now it seems that NP is more charscteristic of that role.

    • JohnAZ July 30, 2021 at 1:44 pm #

      Look around, the Dem party grows witches.

      • Hereward the Woke July 30, 2021 at 5:50 pm #

        Mind you, John, the Squad seems awfy quiet these days. Maybe they’ve realized that they’re just talking heads chosen by Obama/Soros and have no real power. That can make a person very bitter and brooding.

  30. cowbell81 July 30, 2021 at 11:52 am #

    Now the CDC is saying this variant is as contagious as chicken pox, no doubt as deadly too.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/cdc-internal-memo-calls-delta-variant-as-contagious-as-chickenpox-report/ar-AAMK9I5?ocid=msedgntp

    Last time I checked there was no vaccine or sure fire remedy for chicken pox, you just let it run its course. Certainly, I am sure there are cases where someone in the world has died from chicken pox at some point in history.

    Just have some warm broth and stay home for a few days while your body recovers.

    • messianicdruid July 30, 2021 at 12:02 pm #

      I remember my doctor telling me “you have a virus, there is nothing to do but let it run its course”

    • gerry July 30, 2021 at 1:03 pm #

      Sure there is a chicken pox vaccine. It’s called the varicella vaccine and is now given to kids as commonly as all the other vaccines on the ever expanding list. It’s very hard to catch chicken pox any more, due to this. Lots of stories of shedding when freshly vaccinated, and nearby older folks then breaking out in shingles.

      It’s really too bad we don’t let kids just catch this virus any more.

      • JohnAZ July 30, 2021 at 1:57 pm #

        FYI

        They used to have infection parties with kids. If Johnny got chicken pox, then a get together was done to try to get the kids through CP as children as getting it as an adult was much more serious. Same with measles. Vaccines eventually took the place of this kind of thinking without threat to the kids.

        Measles is deadly as a novel infection in adults. Most of the Native Hawaiians were killed by measles. Smallpox is deadly, most of the Eastern Native Americans were eliminated by smallpox.

        Shingles is not transferred from person to person. The immune system keeps the virus contained but alive and localized on nerves in the body. If the immune system alters, the virus emerges through the skin to form shingles, and it’s attack on those nerves makes it extremely painful.

        • Islander July 30, 2021 at 4:08 pm #

          JOhnAZ:

          No infection parties for us. We just went to school.
          Measles, mumps, chicken pox.
          We were healthy little devils, I guess, running around outside after school, unsupervised, riding our bikes anywhere we wanted, hanging out in the hay mow— instead of being “enriched” with indoor activities. No TV—no reception in our little valley.

        • Redneck Liberal July 30, 2021 at 9:02 pm #

          JohnAZ is correct about shingles. There’s no conceivable way that a vaccinated child would cause an adult to develop shingles. A shingles sufferer is having a recurrence from their own childhood chickenpox infection.

          I had such a case a few years back, and my GP explained it to me…oh, wait…the GP is actually a tool of Soros & the WEF, so i-so facto, she was lying to me right? (MaryQ, I saved you the trouble of ‘educating!’ Me. You’re welcome.)

          • hmuller July 31, 2021 at 7:52 pm #

            Gratuitous face slapping using straw man arguments. RL, I thought you were better than that.!

            Feeling lonely without your good buddy?

          • Redneck Liberal July 31, 2021 at 10:39 pm #

            “Gratuitous face slapping using straw man arguments

            ? Hmm… “Gratuitous” is a matter of opinion. Strawman argument? Can’t detect the one YOU detect…

          • hmuller August 1, 2021 at 2:33 am #

            Did Mary ever say that your doctor was a tool of Soros and the World Economic Forum? If she didn’t; then putting those words in her mouth constitutes you creating a straw man argument and attributing it to Mary.

          • MaryQueen August 1, 2021 at 8:24 pm #

            @hmuller thank you for explaining Fake Trae’s own idiocy to him.

            What a self-own.

            LOL!

    • Yohannon July 30, 2021 at 3:49 pm #

      They were comparing to the Spanish Flu as well. Major attempt at terrorizing people.

    • Harry Bolsogna July 30, 2021 at 3:51 pm #

      I find it humorous and horrifying that they can continue to make such declarations without ever proving a single one of them.

      • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 10:48 pm #

        Talking heads gonna talk. Ignore them.

    • Hereward the Woke July 30, 2021 at 5:51 pm #

      I can see Fauci’s next big propaganda push for vaccines: “If you don’t care about granny, at least think of the chickens!”

    • Anthea July 31, 2021 at 10:04 am #

      Echinacea cures chicken pox quickly (about 24 hours). I have been told that it also works for shingles.

  31. gustafson.robert.22 July 30, 2021 at 11:57 am #

    “you will be dead, and you will like it”

    “half-assed communism”

    lmao

    • thirdcoastlegend July 30, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

      I’d rather be dead than live under permanent one-world medico-fascist tyranny.

      • JohnAZ July 30, 2021 at 2:00 pm #

        What if?

        What if the infection rates continue to grow, moving into new viruses, new antibiotic resistant bacteria? Who do you think should address the medical problems in the future? I cannot believe you think extinction is a good thing. It HAS happened many times before to disease.

        • Islander July 30, 2021 at 4:10 pm #

          Wow, you ARE scared.
          Man up, man.
          If extinction is on the menu, there is nothing we can do about it.
          We are here! We are not extinct.
          Right????

          • JohnAZ July 31, 2021 at 12:03 am #

            Do you get a charge out of attacking folks on the blog?

            Big stuff!

            I am 73 y.o and not afraid of much of anything FYI, how about you. You never catch on to the points I am trying to make. The previous poster talked about a medico – fascist tyranny. My point was that Mother Nature finds ways to make us sick and the trends are not good. We are not extinct, no kidding? If we do not rein in the increasing number of organisms trying to “eat us”, extinction is definitely a possibility for humanity. If mankind cannot find a solution, you are right, there is nothing we can do about it. I will be long gone before that point.

            It is one of the four horseman. 98% of the species that have inhabited earth are extinct today. I will guarantee you disease took out a bunch of them.

            Now, a big question. If Man goes extinct, who will care? Life will go on.

          • Islander July 31, 2021 at 12:40 am #

            Joh AZ:

            What I wrote is not an “attack.” I was, however, teasing just a bit.

            Re: “I am 73 y.o and not afraid of much of anything FYI, how about you.”

            Woo woo, “how about you”

            I am older than you, and I am not scared of the corona virus.
            I am far more worried about the consequences or trajectory of the corona op.
            I am also not scared of or worried about “extinction” via a coronavirus.

          • Anthea July 31, 2021 at 10:13 am #

            John AZ, extinction of our species is always a possibility and always has been, and could occur in myriad ways, many of them unforeseen and unforeseeable. We will undoubtedly go extinct some time or other.

            At the personal level, extinction is a certainty; we are all going to die.

            In either instance, living our lives with the avoidance of death as our primary objective is unlikely to produce any positive results.

            Such an attitude reminds me of the Proverb, “There’s a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!”

          • Anthea July 31, 2021 at 10:15 am #

            I should have included more of the Biblical quote: The sluggard says, “There’s a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!”

        • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 10:21 pm #

          It’s the flu.

          If it weren’t marketed, we’d not have even noticed.

          • Wizard of the Saddle August 3, 2021 at 8:36 am #

            I agree. Covid is an enormous NOTHINGBURGER. The most over-hyped virus in human history. The death rate from this virus places it in the extreme Littke Leagues of human pathogens. Humanity has endured far worse plagues in the past with far more dignity, courage, and common sense.

            I’m so frigging done with the entire fake, manufactured COVID hysteria. I am not vaccinated and will not get the jab. I wear no mask. I go about my normal business and life here in Alabama and I am happy, unlike all the poor terrified, gullible wretches sitting at home peeking out their blinds quivering with fear while reading COVID Nazi fear porn on the Net.

        • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 10:53 pm #

          What if Spartacus had a Piper Cub?

        • thirdcoastlegend July 30, 2021 at 11:50 pm #

          I don’t think extinction is a good thing.

          I have and have had a good life under the pre-Covid paradigm.

          I voluntarily live far more modestly than most Americans of similar means.

          I’ve been blessed with a strong immune system by the Lord/Gnon/Mother Nature and I know it will see me through any respiratory virus out there.

          Bodily sovereignty is the most basic human right there is.

          I find it utterly vile that the so-called elites are trying to deprive me, and everyone else on the planet of this most basic human right.

          • Islander July 31, 2021 at 12:42 am #

            TCL:
            “I’ve been blessed with a strong immune system. . . and I know it will see me through any respiratory virus out there.

            Bodily sovereignty is the most basic human right there is.

            I find it utterly vile that the so-called elites are trying to deprive me, and everyone else on the planet of this most basic human right.”

            Hear, hear. My sentiments exactly.

          • KappaJoe July 31, 2021 at 4:06 am #

            Seconded!

          • Wizard of the Saddle August 3, 2021 at 10:03 am #

            Hear! Hear!

  32. oswegatchie July 30, 2021 at 11:58 am #

    In a truly just, law-based society, Fauci would not be living out his days in an orange jump suit, but would immediately be tried for crimes against humanity utilizing the Nuremberg code, hung up by his testicles in the National Mall ( after artificially supplementing their small size), and after a very long, long period of public viewing, promptly disposed of without fanfare.

    • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 10:54 pm #

      Without truth there can be no justice.

  33. cowbell81 July 30, 2021 at 11:59 am #

    “They are going to local pharmacies, other states or even other countries — anywhere where there is no record of them having been vaccinated — to get extra doses out of concern about the Delta variant or because they are worried their protection may be wearing off.”

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/some-are-chasing-extra-vaccine-shots-while-scientists-debate/ar-AAMI68p

    Lord, who are these people? Sounds like they want to be hooked up to a 24/7 intravenous drip dose of COVID vaccine juice.

    Everyone better get their hair cuts/perms done at the salons while they still can!

    • Blackbird July 30, 2021 at 12:54 pm #

      “Lord, who are these people?” Really. The range and diversity of weirdness in the general population appears to be so much higher than in my constantly contracting circle of acquaintances. Glad I only have to read about them – for now.

      • Rulo Deschamps July 30, 2021 at 2:51 pm #

        BB, it’s a freak show, truly.

        “contracting circle”, I hear you. Some “friends” discarded me when they learned I’m not jabbed. Just like that.

        I’ve always been good at losing friends, but this is ridiculous.

        • Blackbird July 30, 2021 at 3:50 pm #

          The past 5 years have been a social sandblasting.

        • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 10:20 pm #

          Their limbic systems were hijacked.

          I try not to take it personally.

          • Rulo Deschamps July 31, 2021 at 5:02 pm #

            Mary, that’s the right attitude, and I try to stick to it, too. There’s a massive brainwash op going on. The brainwashed were, as you aptly explain, hijacked.

          • Blackbird July 31, 2021 at 8:14 pm #

            Brainwashing victims certainly, but with many that I know, the warning signs have always been there, primarily the embrace of fantasy over rational thought. Someone gave them the soap, but they did a lot of the scrubbing themselves. But I tolerated them – until they quit tolerating me.

        • Wizard of the Saddle August 3, 2021 at 10:05 am #

          They sound like “ fair weather friends” to me. You are well rid of them.

    • Disaffected July 30, 2021 at 3:29 pm #

      Good! Hope they use it all up so there’s no more available.

    • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 10:55 pm #

      Fake news.

  34. Beryl of Oyl July 30, 2021 at 11:59 am #

    The Ticker Guy would like to remind us of what was known in the spring of 2020:

    Fauci *ADMITS* I Was Right In Spring of 2020

    “it is exactly what is expected if a non-sterilizing vaccine produces both binding and neutralizing antibodies and we know, scientifically, that all the existing jabs do exactly that. When levels wane you still have binding antibodies and when the neutralizing level falls below the threshold to protect you now have an enhancement of the disease rather than protection. A person who was never infected and not vaccinated does not have the binding antibodies and thus, while at risk, doesn’t get the enhancement. Now we have real-world evidence that in fact the jabs produce risk as immunity wanes and that said risk may exceed, on a personal level, what someone has who never been infected or vaccinated is exposed to.”

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=243105

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 1:21 pm #

      So many smart people have predicted all of this and are being proven correct. And yet, there are still dummies praising Dr. Fauxi as if he’s a hero.

      Makes no sense.

      • Disaffected July 31, 2021 at 3:55 pm #

        There you go trying to make sense of things again, MaryQ!

  35. messianicdruid July 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm #

    hmuller hath said, “Some people prefer to interpret the world as a remarkable series of coincidences rather than conspiracies, the latter IMHO better fits Occam’s razor.”

    To make matters appear as coincidences would seem to take more moving parts than a few mattoids managing sets of puppets. Help me here.

    • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 10:59 pm #

      A certain string of highly unlikely coincidences soon becomes mathematically untenable, hence conspiracy would appear a far more likely explanation.

  36. SoftStarLight July 30, 2021 at 12:04 pm #

    Yes. When peering across the socioscape at the mass average it is understandable that one reaches the conclusion that essentially the cascade of current events is little more than a result of human buffoonery. But I would implore you to consider that even kindergarteners are highly capable of elaborate secret schemes. Not to speak of these little schemers maturing into international Bond villians. Nonetheless, while of course it may not be the case, it is very possible, nay, probable that the above average are very adept at “secretly” moving everyone else in the direction they wish to go. And for sure the above average will fortify defenses needed to maintain their little fiefdoms.

    And I wouldn’t expect them to give up what they have gained. I recall an argument I once overheard “these are my diamonds bitch, and no one or no thing are taking them away from me”.

    • holdfastspike July 30, 2021 at 7:20 pm #

      The Communist Chinese Viral Weapon attack against the USA and the world was successful beyond their widest dreams. Without even a single defensive response, unbelievable.

      • SoftStarLight July 30, 2021 at 11:49 pm #

        I think its been planned for a very long time. I also hesitate (uh oh lol) to per se blame the Chinese. Knowing that the viral research was in part funded by the US. It appears to be a globalist effort more than an effort of the Chinese. Western governments do now appear to be just as evil and tyrannical as any other.

        • Disaffected July 31, 2021 at 3:54 pm #

          This was a US Deep State operation all the way. Never doubted that in the least from day one. The Chinese were already kicking our ass in every way possible. They had no need to pull something like this and risk upsetting the gravy ytrain.

          • SoftStarLight July 31, 2021 at 5:17 pm #

            Oh ok. So you are thinking that this is primarily or solely something that elements in the US did? Given how pathological and sadistic they are I could certainly believe it. Just that they clearly have allies or at least parallel groups around the world working toward the same goals.

  37. Ron Anselmo July 30, 2021 at 12:05 pm #

    Morning Jim – great writing as usual. Thanks.

    “You have no idea, Nancy, how all this is going to blow up in your face and leave you a figure of historic odium.” ~ JHK

    As best as I can determine, you and I have always had similar feelings for Pelosi.

    She is nothing more than a crotch cricket, and the sooner she and her merry band of bedwetters – Schiff, Schumer, Stalwell, Nadler & Rubin – are dispensed with, the better.

    Just coming off 17 days of flat-on-my-ass with Delta – running about maybe 30% right now. No doubt that if I was vaxxed, I wouldn’t be here to tell the story.

    More later, it’ll be good anecdotal, on-the-ground truth for CFN’ers. Happy to share anything that helps.

    Spoiler alert – Ivermectin dosing was like the USA taking Normandy and Iwo Jima, both.

    Thanks again Jim. Cheers everybody.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 12:27 pm #

      Wow interesting, Ron.

      Sorry you got sick and hope you feel better soon.

    • tahoe1780 July 30, 2021 at 12:39 pm #

      Long hauler protocol

      https://covid19criticalcare.com/

    • gustafson.robert.22 July 30, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

      Ron – 1

      Delta – 0

    • BackRowHeckler July 30, 2021 at 1:33 pm #

      Phew, I hope you feel better my friend.

      That’s an eye opener for me, from here on in an extra jigger of Tito’s Vodka will be going into my Screwdriver Smoothy Elixer.

      I’m not taking any chances.

    • Rulo Deschamps July 30, 2021 at 2:23 pm #

      Cheers to you, Ron!

      Please share more with the board when you’re able. Get plenty of rest first.

      Here’s to you! Cheers!

    • malthuss July 30, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

      did the vax cause the illness?

      • Rulo Deschamps July 30, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

        malthuss, ” No doubt that if I was vaxxed, I wouldn’t be here to tell the story”. I think he means he was not vaxxed, and if he had been, he’d be toast.

  38. Zoltar July 30, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

    I’m with Jim: mastermindery is the sexier explanation as the cause of our nation’s plight, but clusterfuckery is almost certainly the answer.

    Consider idiots like Bill Kristol and Robert Rubin who have been permitted to determine the course of this nation for decades. Not only are those who are in a position to thwart them too stupid to do so, but many people regard them as brilliant, despite their having never been right about anything in their lives.

    Einstein said “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” I don’t know about physics or cosmology, but in the realm of politics stupidity is surely the most powerful force in the universe.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

      You should factor in greed and lust for power.

      Those are why the madmen are doing what they are.

    • malthuss July 30, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

      idiots? or smart jewish men?

      • Zoltar July 30, 2021 at 3:18 pm #

        For my money, a slick line of bullshit does not qualify as “smart,” while disastrous results of your decisions does, in fact, qualify as stupid.

        They might argue that their decisions have proven smart for the top .001%, but I’ll side with the rest of the human race.

        • Disaffected July 30, 2021 at 4:23 pm #

          Semantics. Rest assured, the only people’s whose interests are being considered at all is the .001%. Humanity’s on life support as we speak, mostly for ever trusting these psychopaths in the first place. The end game is now in sight.

  39. Druuge July 30, 2021 at 12:10 pm #

    Although it is true that it is far more likely that our current problems arise from mass incompetence and negligence by our leadership across the world; I’d actually feel a little more relaxed if the ‘conspiracy theory’ of a global elite bend on culling our population was the correct one.

    If we have the latter as the truth, then the solutions are easier to come by: fight back, solve problems, change minds or selectively cull the morons from humanity.

    If the problem is the former, that it’s just collective poor choices across most of society and continously compounding problems then I’m afraid we’re truly screwed. How does one stop that?

    Of course it is far more likely to be a mass stupidity problem. Society doesn’t appear ready or even capable of modifying several sectors of it’s life to improve and grow.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 12:25 pm #

      Really good points. I’m guessing it’s muddied for just that reason.

      How does one fight back against chaos?

      • Druuge July 31, 2021 at 3:33 am #

        We don’t. It is my conjecture that ordered society and chaos both ebb and flow like the tides. As with everything, no society is permanent despite what the ego of humanity would have us believe.

  40. JTinMD July 30, 2021 at 12:19 pm #

    We’re all in a house afire. It was arson, and the arsonists stole the furniture, food and valuables before they lighted the fire. All this gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands is wasted time and energy. JHK keeps stating the obvious. We can all see what’s happening. Why are we letting them get away with it???

    • RocketDoc July 30, 2021 at 3:31 pm #

      I prefer not to go where revolution leads. If I must, I will.

      Allow me to witness. I have enjoyed my vax status for 7+ months. I may have been misled but I will testify to attending four weddings from April through June with no masks and according to Alabama stats, 80%+ of 65+yr. olds, “medically altered”. I estimate a peer group of patients, family and friends at 1,000+ with no negative vaccine experiences. My 20’s children and their friends who have been vaccinated, not yet any negative reports.

      On a total population basis only 10% have had Covid. Their reports generally suggest a bad flu. Some not so bad. The only Covid long hauler I know is my son’s roommate at 24 yrs old. Maybe the others are just glad they are not still sick….

      I suspect my “vax” immunity has waned. Might not have been that protective anyway. I am still a big supporter of the anti-vax control group. No one has required me to prove my status–yet. I have an international trip coming up and will be interested to see what is and is not “required”. For the last 20 years I have not been a TSA supporter and have mentioned to my representative a couple of times that we should fire those 60,000+ underwear checkers but I am told there are “bad people” ready to commandeer an airliner. I am for allowing the airlines to lock the cockpit and use a metal detector on the jetway and then taking my chances.

      Twice I have been required to vaccinate (for Yellow Fever) before a trip. Didn’t think anything of it. There is more to think about for malaria prophylaxis…

      My assessment of this snafu is guilt from TPTB that allowed this lab created pathogen to escape and a rapid response to recover and save the day that has subsequently gone awry. Dumping Trump has been lagniappe. Promoting Biden was just the most convenient tool to hand.

      The Great Reset? Dangerous plans from the insanely wealthy. We do need a new international monetary system and the most highly invested in it would like to transition their wherewithal to the new system. An SDR based imaginary money digital currency system seems on offer.

      Peak oil? At $70/b and $3.00/gallon still no impediment to living well.

      I had my utility company come to the house this AM and change out my electric meter so they could “read” it from their central office and turn it off without sending someone out. Every breath feels like being in the grasp of a python.

      Construction in our booming town is everywhere. But it seems the only people working in the hot sun are “Hispanic”. So many fancy cars. Remodeling every other home. Very few new homes for sale.

      Alabama: lowest vaccination rate, highest positivity rate in USA-18%. Will it spike and crash like Britain and India or will the virus show its teeth?

      I am watchful but will need to be a lot more uncomfortable to take to the streets…..

  41. Kevvia Knack July 30, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

    What is the status of Biden’s comment “my butts been wiped”? I heard it played and replayed on the John and Ken radio show. Has the comment been thoroughly discredited?

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 12:24 pm #

      Everything that shows the reality of the fake Jo Jo Magoo administration is censored and ‘fact checked’.

    • Blackbird July 30, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

      “Has the comment been thoroughly discredited?” I fear it has.

      This may be just a rumor, butt…

      I heard that the Big Guy was lying – his butt hadn’t been wiped, and he was rubbing it (figuratively – I hope) in their faces.

    • Disaffected July 30, 2021 at 3:26 pm #

      Could of swore he said it had been “waxed,” but who the hell knows? The old boy ain’t in charge of his faculties.

      • Blackbird July 31, 2021 at 1:47 pm #

        No waxing for the Big Guy. He likes how the hair pops up (like roaches!) when the kids pet him at the pool.

        Jo ‘n’ Ho: The lazy comic’s job security – they write the jokes themselves.

  42. Gonga Din July 30, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

    I’m from the government and I’m here to help.

  43. BackRowHeckler July 30, 2021 at 1:15 pm #

    We have a snowballing disaster here (Ct), in April 2020 the Governor declared a ‘Rent Moratorium’ whereas a tenant did not have to pay rent, and could not be evicted. Tens of thousands of tenants haven’t made a rental payment for 16 months, and the Moratorium has just been extended, indefinitely for all we know. The upshot is that landlords are not paying property taxes or making mortgage payments on these properties, which at this point are dead assets. Property is being foreclosed upon and is also being abandoned. Another way this is manifesting itself is residential properties are no longer being maintained — grass not cut, snow not shoveled, repairs not made — which all costs money, which is no longer extant.

    • malthuss July 30, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

      the end of capitalism?

      you know about blackrock grabbing up properties?

      youtube–bull boom bear bust

      • BackRowHeckler July 30, 2021 at 3:10 pm #

        Malthus, where did the Sheriff shoot that mountain lion? In LA County? On what beach? Was Mr. Lion stalking vagrants living on the beach looking for something too eat? From what I see on video LA County beaches would be a target rich environment for a hungry Lion. Why did the cops shoot him?

        • Dr_Wellington_Yueh July 30, 2021 at 8:55 pm #

          Did not read about this incident, but does not surprise. Troublesome bears get a ‘nappy shot’ and a free trip to Rae Lakes. Troublesome cats get killed.

          Also, re: beach and homeless camps, been that way for a few decades now, especially after upgrade of beach facilities (very nice bathrooms, drinking water always on, grassy area to sleep). Will Rogers State Beach is one choice area.

          But that was then. Now it’s everywhere. Ironically, there are large camps outside the big box stores, particularly several Target stores in my area. Fortunately, city seems to be acknowledging and helping. I saw city trash pickup working with some camped folks at Devonshire/Balboa intersection a few weeks back. Good spirits, cooperative. People are gonna get together and help eachother no matter how you try to divide them.

    • elysianfield July 30, 2021 at 5:22 pm #


      … landlords are not paying property taxes or making mortgage payments…”

      BRH,
      Fuck those Kulaks….

      Send them out, so that we might know them….

    • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 11:08 pm #

      Future slums (if they weren’t already).

  44. Q. Shtik July 30, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

    To close out an item from the prior thread: Last night in Olympic swimming I noticed a swimmer who had a shaved head rather than using a rubber cap. He was 35 years old. I think the oldest swimmer in these Olympics.

    So, to answer my own earlier question, there apparently is no change in rules. Shaved heads are OK.

  45. Q. Shtik July 30, 2021 at 2:10 pm #

    The BiL Peter saga continues.

    1. Peter lost his cell phone AGAIN!!

    2. Peter’s hearing is sooo bad it is near impossible to hold a conversation with him. Don’t know if it is ear wax buildup or normal hearing loss that comes with age. Somehow Peter never learned how to remove wax from his own ears. As to hearing loss, a friend bought him a hearing aid 2 years ago ($500) but Peter refuses to use it. It has long since been lost anyway. This is totally normal for Peter.

    3. My wife got a phone call from one of Peter’s many doctors who is now saying Peter should/must go into a rehab facility for a month. When we spring this on Peter we expect massive pushback.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 2:32 pm #

      Hoo boy. You’re gonna take his hooch away? Yeah that ought to go over like a lead balloon.

    • Disaffected July 30, 2021 at 3:23 pm #

      Where’s Covid when you actually need it, eh? Has he been vaxxed yet?

    • hmuller July 30, 2021 at 6:49 pm #

      The answer is clear. Throw Peter into the horny widow’s dating scene until one hauls him away like a prized marlin.

      • Disaffected July 31, 2021 at 7:47 am #

        LOL! Just the thought of geezer sex is always funny!

        • hmuller July 31, 2021 at 10:18 am #

          There’s probably a porn channel just for your tastes.

          • Disaffected July 31, 2021 at 3:50 pm #

            LOL! I’ve “happened” across a few already. There definitely are. And much worse, of course.

          • hmuller July 31, 2021 at 7:47 pm #

            If there’s something worse than two 90 year olds bumping and grinding, I don’t want to know about it!

    • Q. Shtik July 31, 2021 at 5:21 pm #

      “The BiL Peter saga continues.” – Q. quoting himself

      ==========

      This is getting to be a long-running unfunny joke. To recap:

      For reasons explained earlier, Peter shit his pants 5 feet from his desperate destination, the toilet. His sister (my wife) cleaned up the mess. Took the shitty underwear, shorts and shitty cleanup towels and put them in a plastic tub filled with hot soapy water and left them to soak for two days.

      In the meantime my wife and Peter were searching for his wallet and cell phone. Long story short, both items were in the shitty shorts soaking in soapy water for two days. The phone, of course, is ruined and a new one is being purchased as we speak. The wallet is ruined too but most of its contents are OK because they are plastic cards (health insurance, bank debit cards, drivers license (expired last December). The cash money was set out to dry. Also drying is Peter’s “COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.” Hope it is still serviceable for when/if a Vaxx Passport becomes necessary.

      • hmuller July 31, 2021 at 6:22 pm #

        Like I said, what a catch Peter is for some lonely widow. If he can see to drive at night, he can write his own ticket.

        • Q. Shtik July 31, 2021 at 6:51 pm #

          If he can see to drive at night, – hmuller

          ===========

          There are two things the doctor said Peter should forget about EVER doing again: drinking alcohol and driving.

  46. MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 2:31 pm #

    Scroll halfway down and look at the chart Tom posted.

    That’s it folks, that’s your “huge deadly surge” that isn’t there.

    https://mailchi.mp/tomwoods/wishingformydemise

    Scroll farther down, and you can see how hospitals are scaring people away (again). They aren’t full, but they are saying they are. I don’t think we have to ask why.

    • SW July 30, 2021 at 7:43 pm #

      And every hospital picture on TV related to covid is of an ICU unit. It’s ridiculous but effective on a subconscious level.

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 8:18 pm #

        People all masked up and in plastic suits etc. Yes very effective on the subconscience.

      • Dr_Wellington_Yueh July 30, 2021 at 9:02 pm #

        Every image you view has emotional content. Couple that with the Alpha Wave Beam (aka TV), and it’s curtains, absolutely curtains! This is the reason I eschew video of any kind, except leisure viewing. Even if it’s the ‘correct’ message, subtle things about the set and setting, the person delivering, the style of that delivery, all are enormously loaded with emotional power.

        TURN OFF THE TV!!!!!

  47. Amman July 30, 2021 at 2:33 pm #

    CRITICAL TEXT THEORY

    Days of socioeconomic meltdown The Mis-en-Scene
    Is government a Monster? Question du jour
    Mastermind-ery versus clusterfuckery FACT CHECK
    Gates, Schwab, Soros. Les Three Amigos
    Hapless Dr. Tony Fauci. One down, three to go.
    Covid-19 story Unraveling Never ending story
    Totalitarian intimidation Jeepers Creepers
    Vaxes are a BUST against “Delta” Chaos Theory
    Nancy Pelosi Clueless in Seattle.
    Domestic terrorists. “Vanity mirror.”
    The bankruptcy of America (West.) Breaking News dept.
    Vacuum of leadership C’est Geopolitique
    The Furies. Trouble in Paradise.

    • BackRowHeckler July 30, 2021 at 3:11 pm #

      Sounds like the lyrics of an REM song.

      • Amman July 30, 2021 at 5:30 pm #

        I’ll settle for RUSH.

        • Dr_Wellington_Yueh July 30, 2021 at 9:08 pm #

          My favorite lyric, and a sentiment inherited from my father:

          Take a walk outside myself
          In some exotic land
          Greet a passing stranger
          Feel the strength in his hand
          Feel the world expand!

          • Amman July 31, 2021 at 9:48 pm #

            So many!

  48. robert magill July 30, 2021 at 3:12 pm #

    Consider the possibility that Life and the Life Force (remember them?) may have  determined human actions have now crossed a boundary Life deems impermissible. The current plagues may be an effort to contain human actions that tax the ability of the planet to support other life forms.
    .We try desperately to cope with the various manifestations of Covids that Life may have sown as impediments to human activities; adding to this are the millions of human deaths that are occurring. In the face of this kind of onslaught, we are helpless
    . The outburst coincides with the remarkable appearance of very sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications and astounding robotic performances.In may not be a coincidence these two phenomena have arrived at this time. 1:The Covid plagues may be Life’s attempt to avoid planetary distress prior to Life’s possible resort to a ‘final solution’ to humanity’s insensitivity to fellow inhabitants of Earth. 2: Life’s possible desire to have awareness survive the passing of humans from the scene by allowing AI to continue until

    Life is assured consciousness and awareness will survive, artificially, beyond human existence.Until Life appears satisfied we humans are responding to its efforts to preserve life, the plagues may continue indefinitely. We are being warned but its doubtful we’ll respond. Humans appear tone-deaf to the screaming of our desperate fellow creatures which we regard as concerns of Life and not of ourselves. End

    There is more Life contained in a bag of grass-seed than has been found in all the known Universe.Stay home.

    • Disaffected July 30, 2021 at 3:21 pm #

      I’d really like to believe all this is that benign, but it isn’t. This is a 100% man made crisis, although where it leads from here is anyone’s guess. But your points on human stupidity are otherwise spot on. I doubt the current masters of the universe have thought this thing all the way through, but I have to give them perfect marks so far for commitment. They’re definitely all in on this one.

      • robert magill July 31, 2021 at 7:48 am #

        @ Disaffected

        It would be anything but benign if Life decides its had just about enough of us and Covid is the beginning.

        • Disaffected July 31, 2021 at 3:48 pm #

          Hey Robert! I was just using “benign” in reference to human intentions, which to my mind at least, makes all this that much worse, since it was all at least theoretically avoidable. But yes, now that silly human apes have let the genie out of the bottle, there’s no telling where nature takes it from here. I’m sure the boy and girl genius scientists who came up with this stuff have only a rudimentary understanding of GOF viruses and all the rest of it. But as I said, they’re certainly “all in” now either way. We’re all just along for one helluva thrill ride now.

    • Anthea July 31, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

      This reminds me of a rigmarole story on of my old friends once told me, about her daughter. No, she was, despite all appearances, not half black, but was actually her cousin’s daughter whom she had adopted. Her father was a high level drug dealer, and her grandfather was a fabulously wealthy sultan in the Middle East who was trying to steal the little girl away from her and force her to live in a palace (as opposed to a trailer park). The grandfather was immensely influential with the US State Department, and was playing every dirty trick in the book to repatriate his granddaughter. And that was why my friend was in trouble with Medicaid.

      What you’ve done is concoct a fantasy, pretty much out of whole cloth, about what you think Life thinks–which, I gather, is that she is displeased, causing her to unleash the sniffles, in many variants, among us.

      Perhaps you too are in trouble with Medicaid.

  49. Wizard of the Saddle July 30, 2021 at 3:31 pm #

    JHK wrote: “The world has never seen the launch of such a gigantic lead balloon.”

    Best description I’ve yet read anywhere on the Internet to describe the Biden Regime’s current manic efforts to drag out the COVID hysteria and its associated draconian government edicts.

    Simply brilliant. That statement really sums things up in a nutshell.

    My guess? The public will not stand for it. 18 months of this BS is enough. People are fed up and they are NOT going back to lockdowns and masks. They also sure as hell are not going to tolerate the evil twins of the Feds and their corporate lackeys threatening to throw half the country into the unemployment lines over refusals to take the stinking “jabs” of their apparently impotent, if not downright dangerous, mRNA gene therapy masquerading as a “vaccine.”

    • Disaffected July 30, 2021 at 3:43 pm #

      They seem to be going along with it just fine where I’m at. Actually willingly ahead of the mandates. I think the inherent sheepishness of the American sheeple will shock you. This is going to be nothing less than the Neo-Nazi Inquisition/Final Solution 2.0 before it’s all over with. The chips are all pushed forward on the table now.

      • O.G. Hawkins July 30, 2021 at 4:23 pm #

        The chips are all pushed forward on the table now.

        Brilliant.

        • O.G. Hawkins July 30, 2021 at 4:28 pm #

          the inherent sheepishness of the American sheeple will shock you

          … and Americans are the least sheepley country on Earth!

          We are in Big trouble!

          *** SPOILER ALERT!!! ***

          We win.

      • Wizard of the Saddle August 3, 2021 at 10:29 am #

        I suppose it all depends on where one lives. Here in NW Alabama the general populace has largely refused the vaccines and have burned their masks. People here have moved on from the Great COVID Hysteria.

    • Amman July 30, 2021 at 3:58 pm #

      He also wrote the the CDC is preparing to announce the vaccines do not work against the newfangled variant. If the announcement is made., it will be a remarkable thing and one I suspect will be rich with consequences.

      • Disaffected July 30, 2021 at 4:16 pm #

        Depends on how you define “work,” now doesn’t it? If you mean the vaccines actually “work” to give you the so-called “variant,” then I guess you’d have to say they “work” just fine.

        • Amman July 30, 2021 at 4:55 pm #

          OK, Yes. A hall of mirrors indeed.

        • Night Owl July 30, 2021 at 5:55 pm #

          We are supposed to attened a birthday party tomorrow full of vaxxers.

          I am cancelling. Sadly, my wife can’t overcome the risk of losing friends. They have worked hard to feminize everything, because they know women tend to be more social and empathetic than men on average.

          If I suggest that her friend and her friends are spike protein factories, it becomes too personal.

          Sick times.

          • Redneck Liberal July 30, 2021 at 9:13 pm #

            Push back at home, huh?

          • Night Owl July 31, 2021 at 5:30 am #

            Pushback on what?

            Kiddo and me are staying home. She doesn’t want to lose a friend, but she knows to keep her physical distance.

            I am harsher.

          • Islander July 31, 2021 at 10:15 am #

            NIght Owl,

            Both positions are defensible.
            Stay home and go to party to retain friends, but maintain physical distance.

            But does your wife have the fortitude to remain unvaxxed if exposed to vaxx propaganda?
            Or will the friends also keep *that* form of distance and respect her choice—plus are they capable of understanding that they are actually the potential transmitters?

            Perhaps she will bring home a detailed report from the front.
            If so, I hope you will share here.
            I am truly trying to figure out how the wind is blowing im Vaterland. Or, in my case, Mutterland.

          • Amman July 31, 2021 at 10:41 am #

            I try to see vaxxed and unvaxxed as two sides of the same coin. I think It helps to stay objective and clear about these times.

          • Night Owl July 31, 2021 at 10:52 am #

            Islander, yes. I think you misunderstood me.

            My wife would never get vaxxed. She has gone ballistic since she put the pieces to this hoax together over the past few months.

            She joined Die Basis even before me. But she is trying to find a way not to lose friends, particularly old ones.

            I say I am harsher, because I no longer care. I am of the opinion that if one has taken the shot, they cannot be educated, because no one I have met who has taken the shot has shown or shows even the slightest abilitiy to comprehend what is about to happen.

            My wife knows very well what is coming.

          • Islander July 31, 2021 at 2:54 pm #

            N.O.
            “Islander, yes. I think you misunderstood me.”

            OK. Good that you and your wife are on the same page with the jabs.

            Re friendship, well, my experience is that Germans take friendships very seriously.

            Not that others do not. But Germans tend to take life seriously. (Maybe that is why they are considered humorless, which I consider untrue!)

            So it is laudable of your wife to maintain friendships, where social relationships are (deliberately, I speculate) being strained and people are being set against each other.

            If a point comes when those who have been fooled do start to see the light it will better if friendships have remained.
            No “I told you so” among friends?
            Hopefully.

          • Night Owl July 31, 2021 at 3:31 pm #

            Hey Islander. I must say that after living here for so long, I don’t really think Germans take friendships any more or less seriously than Americans or any other group, TBH.

            Americans are more superficial, and certainly have some different social norms and behaviors (more emotional, etc.), but at the end of the day, you either have things in common, or you do not.

            I will say that most people we know do not really care about whether anyone has taken the shot or not, but I don’t think that applies to the general population, as the media poison is the same as it was in the US, just presented in a manner that is superficially (in this case) more “sachlich.”

      • hmuller July 30, 2021 at 5:52 pm #

        Below is some relevant information. Note it’s from the CDC not some “nut case conspiracy theorist living in his mother’s basement”.
        And while this report covers only one county, reports are pouring in from all over the world that the vaccinated are getting sick with some form of Covid far more than the unvaxed.

        *****************************************************

        74% Of COVID-19 Cases From Massachusetts Outbreak Occurred In Fully Vaccinated People: CDC

        Of the 469 cases detected in Barnstable County, 74 percent occurred among the fully vaccinated, according to a new study published on Friday.

        Genomic sequencing of 133 patients showed most of them were infected with the Delta variant of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

        The bulk of the infected people did not require hospital care, but among the five that did, four were fully vaccinated.

        • hmuller July 30, 2021 at 5:56 pm #

          More and more people are discovering that reality is not matching the narrative the authorities and MSM put out. No surprise to me. But an amazing number of people still have faith in the good intentions of the power mongers who rule and exploit us.

          • Islander July 31, 2021 at 10:20 am #

            HMuller:
            Yep, and I hope I am helping more and more people to discover the reality behind the propaganda. My post to my small personal email list below with excerpts (all of them jabbed except for one, whose aged mom was practically killed by the first jab and still has not recovered from it and it looks like she never will; her doc had the common sense to nix the second jab for her, and, my friend says, many others of his patients):

            “https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/74-percent-covid-19-cases-massachusetts-outbreak-occurred-fully-vaccinated-people-cdc

            “By July 26, 469 COVID-19 cases were identified among state residents, with dates of positive specimens ranging from July 6 to July 25.

            Researchers found that ***the bulk were fully vaccinated,*** a term that refers to people who have gotten two Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson jab.”

            And
            “Initial data­chain reaction cycle threshold values from some of the specimens­ indicate that the viral load of the vaccinated and unvaccinated cases are similar, researchers said. However, they said microbiological studies are required to confirm those findings.”

            “The data demonstrate “that Delta infection resulted in similarly high SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in vaccinated and unvaccinated people,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the CDC’s director, said in a statement on Friday.”

            “High viral loads suggest an increased risk of transmission and raised concern that, unlike with other variants, vaccinated people infected with Delta can transmit the virus.”
            ++++++++++

            So, vaccinated not only are *not* protected from catching covid-19. They are also spreading it. This was totally predicted, although most who got jabs didn’t understand this at all and thought they were protecting themselves *and others* by getting jabbed. Others knew differently because they actually read the literature: Namely: the jabs’ only ability is to weaken symptoms if one did catch covid. They do not prevent infection; they do not kill the virus; and they do not prevent transmission of the virus. That is the standard FDA definition of a vaccine, and the m RNA jabs do not meet the definition of a vaccine. Hence they do not accomplish what a vaccine would accomplish. Now, the jabbed actually are the “asymptomatic transmitters,” since they can be infected but the jabs reduced the visible symptoms.

            Furthermore of course the jabbed are the ones providing the selection pressure on the virus to mutate, although the Delta variant is weaker than the alpha.

            xoxo K

        • Anthea July 31, 2021 at 1:13 pm #

          “The bulk of the infected people did not require hospital care, but among the five that did, four were fully vaccinated.”

          I’ll bet the fifth had taken the first of the two shots, making them vaccinated but not “fully vaccinated.”

          • hmuller July 31, 2021 at 6:31 pm #

            I would add, if all this were some kind of horrible accident, an unintended mistake, the authorities would immediately halt the vaccinations. Instead they are pushing harder to get as many people as possible jabbed, and quickly, before the truth becomes generally known.

            This is a sign of malignant conspiracy not befuddled mismanagement, Mr Kunstler!

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 4:13 pm #

      I truly hope you are correct.

    • SW July 30, 2021 at 7:38 pm #

      But people are also not going back to work. What is going to happen when the government checks stop flowing? And the rent moratorium is up too? The rest of the year could be the time when the house of cards tips over. The government will have only two choices that I can see — restart the cash flow or stick to no more money and face the rage.

      • Blackbird July 31, 2021 at 3:34 pm #

        Pandemonium Unemployment Assistance ends the day before Labor Day (how ironic). I suspect there will be a surge in job applicants after that. I suspect there will also be a “surge” in “Covid cases” this fall – new and improved variants. So, the gravy train may be rollin’ back into town around Christmas. But… want a job, or money for not working? Get the jab.

        At least that’s what I think I see as I squint toward the future.

  50. messianicdruid July 30, 2021 at 3:36 pm #

    “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.”

    How was it then? Might be useful to make a list.

    • Amman July 30, 2021 at 4:07 pm #

      Here’s Bill Cosby’s on Noah.

      https://youtu.be/bputeFGXEjA

      • hmuller July 31, 2021 at 10:22 am #

        Cosby could do a whole new HBO comedy special based on date rape drugs and prison life. Very cutting edge.

        • Amman July 31, 2021 at 11:08 am #

          No so cutting edge. He is out of jail. He was freed.

          • hmuller July 31, 2021 at 6:34 pm #

            I know. I meant he could talk about his time in prison. An old, blind, black man in prison, – throw in a harmonica and you’ve got Mr Bojangles, pure gold!

          • Amman July 31, 2021 at 10:06 pm #

            Good song but too late. He’s redeemed himself.

    • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 11:17 pm #

      Sodomy, child sacrifice, murder, continuous lies, just like now.

      • Anthea July 31, 2021 at 1:17 pm #

        The human race has had a few rare interludes when things were not like “in the days of Noah,” but not many that I can think of.

  51. messianicdruid July 30, 2021 at 4:01 pm #

    “After Joe Biden decreed Thursday that anyone working for the U.S. government will be forced to take coronavirus vaccines, the backlash began almost immediately with the American Postal Workers Union issuing a statement of defiance.”

    Just wondering if NATCA or some of the other Unions will follow suit.

    https://summit.news/2021/07/30/going-postal-american-postal-workers-union-rejects-biden-vaccine-mandate/

    • Amman July 30, 2021 at 4:26 pm #

      No one could have predicted this, could they?

      • O.G. Hawkins July 30, 2021 at 4:32 pm #

        We had Better stand our ground soon. They’ve backed us to the edge of a cliff.

        • Amman July 30, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

          I was being sarcastic and giving a nod to someone with a clear understanding of current events. As for what to do, it’s not for me to say.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 5:01 pm #

      Great news. I hope they don’t get steamrolled.

      • Amman July 30, 2021 at 5:18 pm #

        I am thinking of the Reagan dismissal of flight controllers back in the day.

        • Blackbird July 31, 2021 at 3:39 pm #

          And a big chunk of the country thinks he’s a hero for showing them who’s boss.

          Gonna be just the same with mandatory vaxxes, but a different big chunk of the country calling the Big Guy a hero.

          • Amman July 31, 2021 at 9:58 pm #

            Fire the Postal Agency? Ha! I’d be careful or they might go postal. *pause* On second thought, yes, lets fire them all.

  52. Yohannon July 30, 2021 at 4:05 pm #

    https://www.barnhardt.biz/2021/07/29/go-clean-up-the-kitchen-you-stupid-stupid-woman-reprint-on-the-feast-of-st-martha/

    Martha asked Christ to tell Mary to help her, but He wouldn’t. But where would Mary be without Martha’s service? She freed her to “choose the better part” on contemplation.

    • debt July 31, 2021 at 8:09 pm #

      Christ was giving Martha a very firm hint to not be such a busybody.

  53. O.G. Hawkins July 30, 2021 at 5:01 pm #

    Covid in Sydney: Military deployed to help enforce lockdown

    Australia has deployed hundreds of soldiers to Sydney to help enforce a Covid lockdown.

    A Delta outbreak which began in June has produced nearly 3,000 infections and led to nine deaths.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-58021718

    —–

    “If only you would willingly take our shots! You are so fucking SELFISH!”

    • BackRowHeckler July 30, 2021 at 5:07 pm #

      What’s happening in Melbourne where Tepako lives? Is he locked down on his houseboat?

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 5:13 pm #

        Please do not summon the beast!

      • Night Owl July 30, 2021 at 5:52 pm #

        IIRC, it was a low-rise apartment unit.

        But there were so many stories …

        • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 8:01 pm #

          Last night’s flame-out was quite spectacular. I think a lot of crisp chardonnays were involved.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2021 at 5:14 pm #

      9 people have died in all of Sydney.

      In other words, life as usual.

    • Slugoon July 30, 2021 at 6:17 pm #

      EXCEPT, OG, the CDC now has a problem. They’ve just published a study from Massachusetts of a Delta outbreak that shows out of 469 cases detected, 74 percent occurred among the fully vaccinated. Furthermore, out of five people who were hospitalised, four of them were fully vaccinated.

      I guess this explains the sudden U-turn on masks, essentially an admission that the vaccines are useless, or possibly worse than useless.

      • SW July 30, 2021 at 7:11 pm #

        But they’re already being pressured to backtrack on their findings. And there was yet another “government official” on the news saying the best defense against it was to wear a mask. They won’t give up on the masks and the CDC is front and center:

        “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week changed its guidance to recommend all children over 2 years old wear a mask when they return to school, regardless of vaccination status.”

      • Slugoon July 31, 2021 at 12:49 am #

        That’s what I mean, masks are being reintroduced in spite of vaccination status or risk group. A tacit admission that the vaccines aren’t working.

    • KappaJoe July 30, 2021 at 11:19 pm #

      Throw another vax into Barbie.

      • Blackbird July 31, 2021 at 3:43 pm #

        Is that what Ken’s calling it now?

    • Wizard of the Saddle August 3, 2021 at 10:40 am #

      So, in Oz, 9 deaths justifies martial law…..

      Wow.

      I used to think Aussie were a different breed – cut from rougher cloth than this.

      Apparently they all wear silk undies now.

      Are there no actual MEN left “Down Under” who will stand up to their increasingly tyrannical government?

  54. BackRowHeckler July 30, 2021 at 5:22 pm #

    9 people? 9 people waxed on a hot friday night in Baltimore or Chicago would be considered a slow night, not something to shut down the city over.

    • Amman July 30, 2021 at 5:42 pm #

      It’s whack. Like “It was Mike who whacked Sollozzo.”

      • stelmosfire July 30, 2021 at 6:31 pm #

        Waddaya mean? My favorite game as a kid was wax a mole.

    • BackRowHeckler July 30, 2021 at 8:20 pm #

      I even watching The Untouchables on rainy Sundays. Eliot Ness clearly sez Tony Spilloto got waxed.

      • hmuller July 30, 2021 at 11:05 pm #

        Tony needed a bikini wax; the goombah was too hairy for his own good.

  55. Roundball Shaman July 30, 2021 at 5:57 pm #

    “…Are they actually trying to kill us all… is it mastermindery or clusterfuckery?

    This should not be an either/or question.

    “… humans have over-replicated, like maggots in a trash can…”

    On this point, regular human beings and The Globalists can totally agree. The point of disagreement is in WHICH group is the maggots.

    “…where all that has left the hapless Dr. Tony Fauci.”

    He has already led a life of oversized wealth and privilege and a 15-Minutes-Of-Fame that has somehow stretched out to almost 65 years of convincing jive-and-jabbery performances. A special kind of ‘hapless’ for sure.

    “His reputation is shot and he could end his days in an orange jump suit doing Chinese fire drills up and down the exercise court at Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary.”

    Will we see him arrogantly addressing his Cell Mates with those piercing eyes and his belligerent, judgmental tone over who should sit where and how his new pals should put their trust and faith in his omnipotent counsel as has the majority of the American People for decades. He’s sure The Guys will love all this. And him.

    “We are spinning into pandemonium… as if Gawd himself has split the scene in utter disgust and left matters to the ancient furies.”

    Gawd himself watches all this closely and smiles… a smile born from pain, sadness, disappointment, and horror. But it’s better than having a deity cry.

    • O.G. Hawkins July 30, 2021 at 6:35 pm #

      We witness God’s Word fulfilled. Truly we are blessed.

      • jim e July 30, 2021 at 8:13 pm #

        The truth is in the bible but is everything in the bible the truth? There are too man y translations and to many centuries between events and canonization.

        • jim e July 30, 2021 at 8:20 pm #

          Kinda like a foreshadowing Hollywood movie?

  56. wm5135 July 30, 2021 at 6:08 pm #

    The best win is when you beat someone at their own game. The splendid mob of knob bobbers has set the rules. Time to say you are correct, “YOU, WILL OWN NOTHING, AND LIKE IT”, or you can dissappoint your heirs with an untimely demise and your wealth being confiscated.

    Pillary and Stocks lined up along the reflecting pool and accross the mall.

    • SoftStarLight July 30, 2021 at 7:50 pm #

      It really does seem like that is a strategy they are using. Moralizing the herd into a corner. Or trap. I can also imagine them chanting that the vaccines are safe and effective as they mass vaccinate the “hesitant” at gunpoint.

  57. Frank July 30, 2021 at 6:22 pm #

    Dear James, Although it would indeed be fitting and just, I sadly
    doubt that Tony Fauci will ‘end his days in an orange jump suit doing Chinese fire drills up and down the exercise court at Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary’ He should though along with many others. Frank

  58. Themowglireport July 30, 2021 at 6:44 pm #