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The economic contraction ahead will put this borderline psychotic country through some interesting ch-ch-ch-changes. Mr. Trump now fully owns the Potemkin status quo of record stock markets poised against a withering rot of human capital at the core of an industrial society in sunset mode. Leadership at every corner of American life — politics, business, media — expects an ever-higher tech magical updraft of fortune from an increasingly holographic economy of mere fugitive appearances in which everybody can get more of something for nothing. The disappointment over how all this works out will be epic.

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“Off-shoring” US industry jacked up corporate profits while it decimated working class livelihoods. In return, that large demographic got “bargain shopping” at Walmart, a life of ever-upward revolving debt, and dead downtowns. The country got gigantic trade deficits and government debt loads. In effect, globalism compelled America to borrow as much as possible from the future to keep running things the way they were set up to run. Now, there is just suspicion that we’ve reached the limits of borrowing. Soon it will be a fact and that fact will upend everything we’ve been doing.

You can see how this is playing out in politics, especially the proposed government-enforced redistribution of whatever wealth is supposed to be left. Of course, much of that wealth is a figment, represented in abstract financial instruments pegged to “money” that may have a lot less value than presumed. The Democratic Party detects opportunity in the gross imbalances of this notional capital and so they are promising every conceivable form of grift to voters from a guaranteed basic income and free medical care and college education to reparations for the descendants of slaves.

They certainly might win the 2020 election on the basis of that proffer, but good luck scaring up the actual financial mojo to make it happen without destroying whatever value remains in the US dollar. The predicament may be aggravated by foreign capital seeking refuge in US financial markets as the banking systems in China and Euroland unwind, giving politicians the false impression that other people’s money belongs to Americans. And anyway, what will these foreigners actually be investing in here? Collateralized loan obligations based on seven-year used-car payment schemes?

The American Left just can’t grok the fact that we missed the window of opportunity for setting up a national health system. That was a mid-twentieth century thang: cheap oil and industrial growth. Please note: it was the Democratic Party under Mr. Obama that turned the college loan industry (and Higher Ed with it) into the appalling racket it’s become, because it fit the template of a society pretending to prosper by racking up debt. That demographic of debtors will be seeking magical debt relief. If they get it, it will be at the expense of the government that took on the guaranteed backing of all that debt, now well over a trillion dollars.

Industrial growth is over, and with it the expectation that all the old debts can be paid back. A few economic commentators are predicting “stag-flation.” We’d be lucky if that’s all it turned out to be. But we’re unlikely to get a re-play of the 1970s. That was an era of geo-financial disturbance that resolved for a while with new oil from Alaska and the North Sea. That’s not going to happen again this time. Stag-flation was just a matter of going nowhere for a decade. The contraction ahead will be brutal, not going nowhere but rather going down hard to a lower and harsher standard of living.

It’s also hard to calculate how disturbing and disruptive the prosecution of the RussiaGate perps will be. If the Democratic Party is acting batshit crazy about it now after the Mueller testimony fiasco, how will they react when dozens of their partisans are marched into court to face charges of sedition. That ugly business looks on-track to collide with the coming financial distress. The result will be much more severe political turbulence than the thinking class expects. It’s easy to imagine circumstances in which normal institutions get suspended and the old major parties are superseded by “emergency” seizures of power by other parties as yet unknown.


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  1. K-Dog July 29, 2019 at 9:53 am #

    The world is too interconnected to leave any winner standing atop smoking ruins. All will fall, so figuring out how to get everyone health care and a social safety net including meaningful work might be a good idea unless you like having a stew pot in your future you being inside. Nothing is going to get solved with everyone going off in different directions. Unity and solidarity is needed or the future is barren and bleak.

    • Cavepainter July 29, 2019 at 10:15 am #

      Welcome K-dog, to the US version of the French revolution, or worse, the Bolshevik revolution.

      • messianicdruid July 30, 2019 at 1:17 pm #

        We’ve already had one. The next will be unlike either of those.

        Move on and let those who will not learn sort it out, just like before.

    • Epicur July 29, 2019 at 10:16 am #

      Our choice is between a rapid, catastrophic reduction in population or a slow grinding one as people opt out of procreation.

      Teeming hordes living meaningless lives does not describe a steady state.

      • TiredOfTheTreadmill July 29, 2019 at 10:39 am #

        Opioids are running rampant among those living meaningless lives these days. While there will be much talk about opioids taking people out, let alone the whole stupid war on drugs BS, my guess is TPTB will allow the flow to increase. That’ll let that self selecting decline occur without the visible violence they usually employ.

        • lateStarter July 29, 2019 at 11:04 am #

          Not a bad solution from the point of view of TPTB. Just ignore them (the underclass) – we have more important business!

        • JohnAZ July 29, 2019 at 11:46 am #

          Not just opioids

          our lovely liberal governments are pushing marijuana onto the public as a tax increase. More important is its ability to sedate the public. Other drugs just follow. Denver is up to Shrooms. Keep those folks quiet.

          • TiredOfTheTreadmill July 29, 2019 at 12:02 pm #

            MJ is less harmful healthwise than cigarettes and alcohol. It’s not as addictive either. MJ can help with a ton of health issues. Cigs and alcohol cause bad health issues.

            Mushrooms are not addictive either. In fact, they are kind of anti-addictive and flush out of your system. The fact that natural growing plants are illegal is pretty silly.

          • lateStarter July 29, 2019 at 12:03 pm #

            Good point JohnAZ. The timing does seem a bit suspicious.

          • TiredOfTheTreadmill July 29, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

            You also left out the most effective drug at keeping people quiet and not questioning their leaders: religion. Luckily, that drug is in decline.

          • Jigplate July 29, 2019 at 1:12 pm #

            “You also left out the most effective drug at keeping people quiet and not questioning their leaders: religion. Luckily, that drug is in decline.”

            Yes , it has been replaced with Fundamentalist progressivisim, complete with its own half assed version of original sin “white privilege , and a cast of white flagellants on nightly cable news.

            Even Maureen Dowd thinks that progressives are the new puritans.

            nytimes.com/2019/07/27/opinion/sunday/maureen-dowd-trump-impeachment.html

          • TiredOfTheTreadmill July 29, 2019 at 2:22 pm #

            Yeah, that whole progressive left whinefest is tiring and digging its own grave. Yet another group of ideologues. But I’d bet heavily it has a lot fewer pedophiles in it than Christianity. For now.

            Also, back to the original post about “liberal governments” giving us drugs, I do believe most MJ legalization has occurred due to ballot initiatives. Not from righteous government officials shoving it down our throats, like most taxpayer funded religious attempts like prayer in school, crosses on public land, etc… Christians are used to their entitlements and are pissed that others are figuring out how to play their game.

          • chipshot July 30, 2019 at 7:20 am #

            The only way our government is liberal is in its military spending. And marijuana (and mushrooms) are naturally occurring plants w proven health benefits. You can choose to go w lab created pharma drugs if you prefer.

        • goldpen July 29, 2019 at 7:02 pm #

          Totally agree with your posts on this threadlet TOTT.

    • TraffickingInDivinity July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am #

      You got that right, K-Dog. We all go down together unless we unify but unity will only be for the few. The many will never get along. We need to figure this out before the SHTF.

      • abbybwood July 29, 2019 at 3:13 pm #

        As Americans, I truly believe we would all get along together if we were told the TRUTH, warts and all.

        Whether about the true state of the economy, the honest forecast for our futures, the international high-level human trafficking/pedophilia racket, the corruption in both political parties with all the lobbyists and money and “revolving doors” and on and on.

        Instead we are fed a 24/7 loop of propagandistic bullshit.

        I am putting a lot of hope into Durham’s investigation into the DNC, the Obama administration’s illegal spying on American citizens and the mass corruption at the highest levels of the FBI to create a coup against Trump.

        It would do us all good to see the Rachel Maddow types do some serious mea culpas.

        • hmuller July 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm #

          I completely agree Abbywood. But try to investigate the truth; and they will call you a crazy, conspiracy theorist.

          When I told people years ago that many of our society’s elite were pedophiles, I got – at best – the eye roll, and at worst verbally vilified. Now we see
          1) Epstein and those he will name (if he lives) ,
          2) The Nxium scandal,
          3) Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey et al. in Hollywood,
          4) Thousands of pedophile arrests in the last 2 years which the MSM has ignored.

          And no one has ever acknowledged that I was right all along.

          So don’t expect a mea culpa from Rachel Maddow and her ilk. When one “narrative” is proven a tissue of lies, they retreat to the next bunch of lies and accusations. That is what the globalists pay them for.

          • abbybwood July 29, 2019 at 11:36 pm #

            Interesting that Spacey has a home in Baltimore…

            Gasp!

    • Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

      Well said. Lack of connection is the new gold standard in international relations. Borders are sacred on all levels. Breach of borders should result in the breach of bodies.

      Solidarity? With who? The Ilhan Omar’s of the world? Obviously she needs to be on the other side of borders. She is the permanent other whom treason has place inside our gates.

    • gonetohell July 29, 2019 at 3:45 pm #

      Kunstler never tires of railing against social policy that might benefit more than just a few. He doesn’t seem to realize that socialism for the ruling class has brought us to where we are now, not too much free stuff for everyone else. We have 500k homeless and millions struggling to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads, but Kunstler worries about the national debt. Notice he never mentions the trillions added to our debt from tax giveaways. Cash given to folks that already couldn’t spend their fortunes in 100 lifetimes.

      JHK also doesn’t seem to realize that we already have free public education(k-12), Bernie just wants to add 4 years of college.The end result could only be fewer people needing public assistance. What possible benefit does Kunstler see from a population that is under educated? Adding free college is necessary due to out of proportion pay scales in comparison to a University education in America.

      JHK distorts facts again when throwing free health care into his myopic rant. Bernie Sanders has called for medicare for all, and has been forthright that taxes will go up to cover the cost. Just like education, we already have national health care. Bernie just wants to expand Medicare to cover all Americans. But he also explains that they’ll be no more deductibles, copays and premium payments that will offset the tax increase. Imagine being able to change jobs without fear of losing your health care. Also imagine not filing medical bankruptcy at the end of a lifetime of saving and scrimping.

      • Farmer McGregor July 29, 2019 at 5:03 pm #

        Seriously, gonetohell?

        JHK just doesn’t get this and doesn’t get that — I can’t find how you come to such conclusions from the reading of the essay. Is it because he fails to state your pet issues in your terms?

        Me thinks thou art abundant in the internal dung.

      • hmuller July 29, 2019 at 5:40 pm #

        gonetohell, Talk to any inner city high school teacher sometime about the intellectual quality of their students. College? Not likely, they’re barely fit to work at the car wash after graduation.

        There’s plenty of blame to go around. But bottom line, you can’t educated anyone who refuses to be educated.

        • gonetohell July 29, 2019 at 6:47 pm #

          You’re just full of yourself. I’m sure you’ve had extensive conversations with inner city teachers, as in none. You have no issue indicting ALL inner city kids as lazy, low IQ individuals, because your pitifully narrow thinking tells you inner city=black drug dealer. But regardless, I’m talking about all of America’s young. There are plenty of WHITE kids living in economically depressed areas that need help with higher education. Tens of thousands that have the will, they just need help with the way.

          Our standard of living used to be the best in the world. Those were the days when mothers didn’t have to work in order for the family to survive. Dad could take care of a family of four all by himself. He could even send his kids off to college and afford to pay their tuition. Now, even with mom working, kids are taking out a mortgage for a four year degree.

          You’re off base and out of touch, which is exactly why you enjoy the ramblings of Mr. Kunstler.

          • hmuller July 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm #

            Gone to hell, I’ll try not to respond to you in the unfriendly way you addressed me.

            If you find the ramblings of Mr Kunstler so odious, why are you here? Not a ping, just an honest question.

            I have a cousin who has taught inner city and delinquent children for years. And she tells me things which I won’t take the space to relate. I suppose you wouldn’t believe it anyway, being so involved in inner city schools yourself and seeing a different reality.

            I wasn’t indicting black kids so much as recognizing the reality of low achievement. I truly wish things were different. I want everyone to succeed. But the globalists who rule us want us as dumbed down as possible. You may think they have succeeded with me. But I blame it on the flouride,

            As for mommies at work, I thought that was the core of the feminist, leftist agenda. They seemed to think it a good thing.

            But yes, most Americans have been slowly getting poorer since about 1970. The pace may soon quicken. I am not happy about that.

            College cost have risen faster than inflation largely due to the fact that more money became available via student loans. Loaning people money to pay for what they could not otherwise afford will drive prices higher. You see the process at work in home prices due to easy mortgages and in stock prices due to cheap zero interest money (or close to it) loaned to the wealthy.

            Bankers can create this money at no cost or labor unto themselves, then use it as a hook to ensnare lifetime debt slaves. I’m against that. But I digress.

          • Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 8:05 pm #

            Blacks are dummies for the most part. Everyone knows it who has gone to school with them (as I have). Plus it’s been proven repeatedly for over a hundred years by IQ tests.

          • Majella July 29, 2019 at 8:42 pm #

            Janos – IQ tests are notoriously unreliable –

            sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140516092048.htm

            Plenty of whites are dummies, too. Everyone knows it who has gone to school with them (as I have).

          • Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 11:29 pm #

            Yeah we’re talking about “averages” is here. Google it or read The Bell Curve. That Blacks are dummies on average is the conclusion of the people who actually study this issue (psychometricians).

          • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 8:07 am #

            Some people think if they can shoot the messenger, it changes the facts.

            I would tell these people: don’t argue Black IQ scores with a white supremacist; the discussion only becomes emotionally driven, acrimonious, and spins off into a hundred different dead ends. Argue with the liberal academics who did the studies and published the results.

          • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

            No, that’s wrong too. How can I be a White Supremacist if I admit East Asians are smarter on average? And that our Enemies, the Ashkenazi Jews are the smartest of all? I’d be a hypocrite then since the same very tests show exactly this.

            And btw, that doesn’t mean that their geniuses are smarter than ours. And I’d match our Tradition against any. If I’m proud, it’s because there are reasons to BE proud.

            But even when there isn’t or in the few places the East Asians are better, I still choose my own. That’s something different – that’s loyalty. My Mother wasn’t the best mother but she was the best mother for me because she was my mother. This principle has wide applicability and it is part of being a healthy person.

          • gonetohell July 30, 2019 at 4:11 pm #

            Well now that i know you have a cousin who spent some years teaching “delinquent” and inner city kids, I can accept your indictment of all inner city kids everywhere in the US. I do like the way you conjunct delinquent and inner city as though they are one and the same. I think that gives everyone a fair indication of where you’re coming from. It’s clear you’re racially biased whether you like to admit it or not.

            You asked why i visit Kunstler’s blog. Quite simply it’s because, when I began reading his stuff, he wasn’t defending the worst of humanity as he does now. I was taken with his flowery turn of phrase and mistook it for actual insight. His politics seemed unbiased at first, now he just comes off as a Republican political hack. I come now to read because it’s like a bad accident on the freeway that I just can’t seem to turn away from. And to read the idiot lap dogs fawning over his every word.

            You never really got around to informing why it’s socially unacceptable to add 4 years of college into our current k-12 system. As you agreed, college tuition is egregiously out of whack with the working family’s ability to pay. Your pointing to the federal gov’t dumping money into the laps of TBTF banks to use for predatory college loans, is not the fault of America’s young that just want a college education. Along those lines, Kunstler thinks any help to a decimated middle class is unacceptable, but apparently had no problem with the recent tax windfall to less than 1% of the population. There’s no return on that investment. Jobs will still be outsourced and manufacturing facilities set up elsewhere. The reason; corporations that were helped are headed by globalists. It’s common knowledge that the donor class threatened to tighten their purse strings if wealth transfer upward did not happen. Again.

            Kunstler hates the very idea of Medicare for all as well. It’s just another welfare giveaway in his mind. The reality is of course that it is not. Taxes will go up. But although taxes go up, there are no more ever rising premiums, deductibles and copays. No losing your doctor when your employer changes your medical plan to save money. Any doctor, hospital or medical facility will be available in a Medicare for all system. A huge positive byproduct is that the profiteering in the medical insurance and drug industry will be gone. Every other developed nation has such a system, with better outcomes in longevity, infant mortality and death from preventable circumstances.

          • gonetohell July 30, 2019 at 4:54 pm #

            What he meant to say is that you’re a moron, racist and bigot. In no particular order.

          • hmuller July 31, 2019 at 7:50 am #

            Name calling is so much quicker, easier, and more satisfying than framing a reasoned argument. I do it myself on occasion. It concludes matters on the irrefutable observation that “you are a bad person, I am a good person, end of argument!” Enjoy your day.

      • BornToKillPeace July 30, 2019 at 1:01 am #

        “JHK also doesn’t seem to realize that we already have free public education(k-12)”

        Public education is not free. A majority of public school students could just as well not show up and they would be just as “educated”. In fact, students might find themselves more inclined towards self-education if not burned out in those ghettos of learning. I have seen it first hand as a teacher and previously as a student. As our host says over and over, our institutions are fraudulent and need to be reconsidered on a mass scale to the demands of our time. Our industrial base is decimated and it follows that a public school system based on the industrial factory model is falling short.

        The property taxes folks are forced to pay more and more towards would be better served to secure those folks own well being. Step into a classroom for a year or two and see yourself how respectful students are for their “free” education at the expense of folks footing the bill. Classic case of stealing from Paul to give to Peter.

        The worse students run the classrooms. They know there are no consequences and when inclined those students can turn the entire classroom into a zoo at the drop of a hat.

        Can’t hit ’em and they can’t be kicked out. Public schooling is a total shit show.

        • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 3:31 pm #

          Try speaking such truths to some people around here, and you get vilified, as if you are the author of all that is wrong with the system. Their belief system: “Let’s all pretend the left wing narrative is true and nobody has to get hurt.”

        • gonetohell July 30, 2019 at 4:40 pm #

          Everyone knows public education is not free and is paid for through property tax and possibly state tax. But it is free in the same way that public college education would be free. Just add 4 years of college to our current k-12 system. You admit in your rambling that you yourself went through the public school system, so are in fact a product of it. Are you saying you’re poorly educated because of the current public education system?

          I didn’t know our educational system was based on the “industrial factory model”. In what way is that so? When I was in school we were taught math, science and English. Are these subjects no longer needed or useful?

          I did a little substitute teaching myself and i agree that there are kids in every classroom that shouldn’t be there. This is a problem largely caused by our ongoing social breakdown. Many, many more kids are now in broken homes, and either raised by a single mom or shuffled back and forth between two or more households. The decades long transfer of wealth and income upward is putting tremendous strain and stress on families as well. The children are not immune to this dynamic. It is true as well that unruly kids can not be dealt with in an effective way. But your solution of self education is ludicrous to say the least. If I had to wager a bet I’d say that you were not a good teacher, Judging by your solutions to public education. I doubt you did your level best to see that your students got the best education possible.

          • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 4:54 pm #

            Just to be clear. Are you advocating a free college education for those who qualify via test scores and grades. Or are you advocating free college for anyone who wants to go?

            It would be nice if you could respond without name calling because deep down a thoughtful person such as yourself must surely be too gracious for such vilification.

          • gonetohell July 30, 2019 at 8:05 pm #

            hmuller; anyone that wants to try and better themselves should be given the chance to study at a public college. If they can’t cut it they will drop out, as thousands do anyway. But there are thousands more that never get the chance to either succeed or fail at a college degree. Maybe a kid isn’t math and science orientated but loves literature. His or her GPA may eliminate them from studying their true passion of English literature. Not everybody wants to study for an Engineering degree or MBA.

            We are falling behind in many aspects in this country because profiteering supersedes everything. Whether talking about health care, higher education, or consumer protections, this is the case. None in our political class, save Bernie Sanders, see any benefit to investing in our nation’s young. They’re our primary resource on whose success our future depends. Progressives know this to be fact.

          • BornToKillPeace July 30, 2019 at 11:28 pm #

            “Try speaking such truths to some people around here, and you get vilified, as if you are the author of all that is wrong with the system.”

            “But your solution of self education is ludicrous to say the least. If I had to wager a bet I’d say that you were not a good teacher, Judging by your solutions to public education.”

            hmuller,
            You nailed it. Yes, I knew what I was lining myself up for with that comment.

            gonetohell,
            You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. I am only looking at the situation truthfully and honestly as I see it. I did not suggest a solution, as I honestly don’t feel there is an organic solution in this current paradigm. 90% of my education and continued education I received from a combination of coming from a good two parent home of the lower middle class variety that, as well as diving hard and not stopping in self education. The student still has to have the drive and put the work; all the best teachers in the world can’t educate a student who doesn’t give a darn.
            Abe Lincoln had the Bible, Shakespeare, and an oil lamp. I don’t agree with his actions and thoughts in every circumstance, but he was certainly wise.

      • chipshot July 30, 2019 at 7:22 am #

        In complete agreement, gonetohell.

      • Walter B July 30, 2019 at 4:08 pm #

        Free public education gotohell, seriously? What country do you live in because here in America, we pay through the nose through our property taxes for a shithole public “education” which is mostly social engineering. And renters pay too because the property taxes which are paid by the property owners are taken out of your rent checks. And pre-school is very expensive and paid for outright as well. Sorry nothing free in education at any level.

        • Walter B July 30, 2019 at 10:09 pm #

          Oh, and I almost forgot that businesses (they call these ratables btw) why they pay property taxes too that are used to pay for the “free” education of which you speak. In our Township all of us who pay for this free education cough up over $23K per student per year, 85% of which goes to pay for salaries and benefits for the staff. Free is one of those four letter words and is probably the most vile of all of the vulgarities.

    • amb July 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm #

      A classic case of unintended consequences re globalism. The WHY: ignorance of economic basics on top of greed on top of immorality.

      I don’t expect anything to collide with the “financial distress” that JHK warns of in the near future. I believe that “financial engineering” still has a lot of wind in its sails. Of course, when the wind finally does run out, all of the decades (or centuries?) of our economic shenanigans will give us the worst Horse Latitudes situation in all of sailing history.

    • zone45 July 29, 2019 at 7:51 pm #

      If you listen to the doom and gloom crowd, the world should have ended last century.
      Sure, there is a lot of tough shit happening. But tough shit has been the standard for a long time.
      The older you get, the more you see. My Mom was a brilliant woman, served in WW2, raised 8 kids then took a job with the US Navy, negotiating contracts for electronic parts. She was a tough cookie. And always kept her sense of humor.
      She had one of the best belly laughs of all times. She knew how to party. It broke her heart that day in Dallas in 1963.
      She cried all night and the next day. JFK was the best hope this nation had.
      But we keep chugging along. Things change, not always for the best. I will never despair. I know my friends and neighbors and my city and my state and my country. Some crazy folk in this land of the free and the home of the brave.
      That is what makes it so cool and exciting. We can tolerate hard times, but we do not put up with bullshit.
      And people will rally and stick together when times get tough. Neighbors helping neighbors. I have seen it and know it.
      So when the shit hits the fan, just watch as the cream rises to the top. We will get by. We will get over it.

      • abbybwood July 29, 2019 at 9:24 pm #

        Interesting.

        Either the “cream rises to the top” or, if cooking chicken soup, “the SCUM”.

        As of this point in history, it appears as though Americans have been cooking lots of chicken soup (politically speaking).

      • BornToKillPeace July 30, 2019 at 1:13 am #

        zone45,

        Thanks for that write up. I often think we will be just fine. My anxiety level has been harsh this past month watching the circus play out and the accompanying reactions. If people en mass were better able to contextualize and simply chill out, we might be able to make it through anything thrown our way.

        We need a lot more George Bailey and a lot less bio-polar meth head Joe.

      • Walter B July 31, 2019 at 12:25 am #

        Well zone45, your Mother was wise indeed for she knew that on that black day in November in 1963 America was murdered. I realized it too and unfortunately, there is no going back, we are screwed. Yes we keep going on because that is the only choice we have, but unfortunately for us all, it cannot go on forever and one day it will all come crashing down. Be patient, it is coming soon.

    • zone45 July 31, 2019 at 8:24 pm #

      Kunstler is brilliant, that is why we come here.
      He sees the energy ratio as the factor to tip the scale.
      There are many moving parts. We can keep pushing this baby down the tracks for a long time to come. Lots of tricks up the sleeves.
      Smoke an mirrors will keep it going long before the pull date.

    • zone45 August 1, 2019 at 12:44 am #

      Lots of chitter chatter about things to come.
      How about thinking about all the heavy lifting?
      A rotting corpse throws up a heavy stink.
      Who will bury the dead?
      Where will you find fresh water?
      Some great opportunity if you are an investor.
      But the investor may become the target.
      Will it become a free for all?
      Perhaps.

  2. peakfuture July 29, 2019 at 9:53 am #

    One big question – what happens to all those debts, especially the student loans. Will they be forgiven, or inflated away? And how upset will those to didn’t take out loans, and who didn’t live on debt handle that reset?

    • K-Dog July 29, 2019 at 9:55 am #

      Dealing with that upset is very important. Principal should not be forgiven.

      • Nightowl July 29, 2019 at 10:26 am #

        I am not sure the answer is so easy. Many of these kids were conned into taking these loans in a sense.

        Leaving school hundreds of thousands in debt with no job prospects is going to contribute to the destruction of a middle class that is barely hanging on.

        • TiredOfTheTreadmill July 29, 2019 at 10:44 am #

          Not only that, the whole of our monetary policy has been based on this cannibalistic game of borrowing to get ahead, or even just exist. What happens when the looming economic collapse makes it mathematically impossible for people to pay off these loans? Slavery? Indentured servitude? Younger generations helping finger-wagging, righteous boomers exit this plane of existence? This debt issue is not served by a “just do it” mentality.

        • Sean Coleman July 29, 2019 at 11:01 am #

          Nightowl

          Do you have a link to the video you referred to in the last thread about Mueller being grilled about (from memory) Obama IRS issues?

          • Nightowl July 29, 2019 at 4:37 pm #

            Yep. youtube.com/watch?v=t-X76FP0PaM

          • BornToKillPeace July 30, 2019 at 1:18 am #

            Jimmy Dore is doing a rather fine job breaking down the ins and outs of Mueller’s previous performance and accompanying msm reaction and “orange man bad” pivots.

          • Nightowl July 30, 2019 at 3:55 am #

            Yes, Jimmy is my spirit animal.

          • Sean Coleman July 30, 2019 at 10:36 am #

            Thanks, Nightowl. I will watch it later. It looks like a longer version of the one I watched last night with Mueller unable to tell Jim Jordan (what a coincidence) who was in overall charge of the investigation. Surreal. I also watched a video of Mueller from just a couple of months ago, in May, and he is alert and clear-headed with no sign of dementia.

            Mueller’s recent performance reminded me immediately of Christine B Ford’s repulsive impersonation of a simpleton in the Kavanaugh hearings. Do I recall JHK revealing that she had been coached by an FBI friend? At the time Peter Hitchens did not believe Kavanaugh had done anything but he believed nevertheless that something had indeed befallen Ford. I never believed a word of it, but it is interesting to see how otherwise perceptive men can be taken in.

            I also learnt that, apparently, the NYT and the Wash. Post were referenced more than a hundred times in the Mueller Report. This reminded me of IPCC (“all of our sources are peer reviewed”) reports where environmental advocacy groups were often among the dodgy scientific backing for their alarmist nonsense. It would not surprise me if one or two articles from the NYT and the WP found their way into the reports too.

          • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 12:14 pm #

            This may be too far out there for you, Sean. But Ms Ford is third generation CIA. Ever hear of the “Monarch Program”? Odd that a woman with her education and responsibilities was manifesting the voice, personality, and uncomprehending incompetence of a preteen girl (as in an alter personality). – just saying.

          • BornToKillPeace July 30, 2019 at 11:37 pm #

            hmuller,

            Ahh, the old butterfly bedtime story!

        • draupnir July 29, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

          Odious debt.

        • amb July 29, 2019 at 7:32 pm #

          A young child going to college would never fall for the trap of going into massive debt at such a young age if he/she got a good financial education from their parents and from their pre-college education. If the parents didn’t teach them well and prepare them for the world, they obviously didn’t know either. In that case, when the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree, we just wind up with another debtor, another slave, another financial trainwreck.

          • abbybwood July 29, 2019 at 9:38 pm #

            How many high school students take “aptitude tests” in ninth or tenth grade?

            None I fear.

            Aptitude tests help students realize simple things like, “would you prefer to work inside or outside?”, or “would you be happier being a motivated self-starter or taking directives on tasks from a superior?” etc.

            This is how teenagers discover that they would rather be journalists and cover the film business OR be screenwriters and WRITE the scripts OR be the guys/gals who become make-up artists in the film/TV business and on and on.

            So profoundly sad that so many millions of our youth “graduate” high school without a freakin’ CLUE about who they are, what they love to do or what their future goals truly are.

            Seriously. How did we get so stupid as a country that we think so little of our future generations?

            Heart-breaking if you ask me.

          • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 12:08 pm #

            Texting. They are qualified to get jobs that involve texting their friends all day.

            I look at the current crop of young people and think, “These are the ones who are supposed to pay my retirement checks and medicare expenses. Oh shit, am I in trouble!”

      • JohnAZ July 29, 2019 at 12:02 pm #

        It cannot be, that is default.

        We own the debt, that is reality. Some foreign countries were dumb enough to buy our debt and China for one is trying to dump it. What does it mean if we default on our own debt? I do not think anyone knows. It won’t be good.

        • abbybwood July 29, 2019 at 3:50 pm #

          Can’t we just declare bankruptcy to the world and start over?

          Kinda like flipping the Monopoly board over at the end of a game you are losing and pissing off the other players?

          We can just divvy out the money again and start the game over? That is if anybody still wants to play with us sore losers.

          Ha.

          • hmuller July 29, 2019 at 7:37 pm #

            If you leave the bankers in charge, you’ll get the same results on the next go around.

            Many people have spoken of what they call “the reset”. How it fill unfold; if it will unfold remains to be seen. But all agree it won’t be a good time for most Americans.

        • amb July 29, 2019 at 7:36 pm #

          If you are the monopoly money printer. The international reserve currency. Have a big military. Have a lot of assets, etc. you can go on and on and on for quite a long time before you finally crash and burn.

        • SpeedyBB August 1, 2019 at 4:51 pm #

          JohnAZ, ‘…dumb enough to buy our foreign debt…’ has undoubtedly taken place, but I would respectfully suggest it is a little more complicated (and dirtier) than that.

          The debt taken on is to a greater or lesser extent siphoned off into private accounts in Geneva, London or Hong Kong. The billions that China is thrusting onto ostensibly innocent or gullible shithole countries is being accepted because 20~40% of it (with luck) leaks away to those with signing power. China knows this: a cost of doing business. A western investor who countenances such crookedness can go to jail. Not the Chinese: they are onto the game.

          It’s the common people who are left holding the bag, and colonized (think ‘commercial port / Chinese navy base’ in Sri Lanka or ‘overpriced, unnecessary railroad’ in Kenya). Their masters will do quite well from the massive Chinese investment, and that money will be gratefully received in New York or London as well, as ‘private investment’ recycling.

          Poor sixpack Joe in Nairobi or Islamabad or Vientiane.He’ll be lucky if he ever sees that bridge or hospital or deepwater port..

      • gonetohell July 29, 2019 at 7:18 pm #

        But during the mortgage meltdown, upsetting banks loaded with bad debt was a no-no. Is that how you see it? The FED bought all the bad assets off of those zombie banks and put it on the national credit card. Interest rates were then driven to zero punishing retirees dependent on interest income. All of that is forgivable to the nimrod crowd.Now they’re going to drive meager interest rates to zero again, this time on just a whiff that things may be gong south again.

        It’s clear you just don’t understand much. Because if you did, it would be our gov’t in cahoots with the banking system that would raise your ire, not some poor kid that was sold a bill of goods. A kid fresh out of college and already buried under a mountain of debt, sometimes debt as large as his parents mortgage. Contending with that debt leaves very little hope of buying a home and starting a family of your own.

        • hmuller July 29, 2019 at 7:44 pm #

          I agree with everything you said. Surprised?

          I think the system is all fucked up. I just don’t blame it all on Trump. Politicians of both parties over decades have built this house of crap. I blame the deep state, the good old boys network, the globalists, the cabal – whatever you want to call it.

          The question – is Trump part of it or trying to upset their whole apple cart? From all the noise, I think the old establishment is against him. Do you think they are just acting?

          • abbybwood July 29, 2019 at 11:40 pm #

            “Q”?

            Seems to be calling out lots of things “before” they happen?!

          • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 7:40 am #

            I’ve the heard anti-Trump crowd call Q “a fictional character”. I respond: how can a fictional character, a non-existent entity, write so many messages? Q is an anonymous character, a pseudonym, but he/she/they certainly exist; Q is not fictional.

            In times past a White House source (with the President’s approval) would leak information to favored members of the press corps. The difference with Q is that he leaks info directly to the public. For some reason this really has some people’s panties in a knot. The virulent and irrational hatred they express for Q reflects their inner derangement.

    • Epicur July 29, 2019 at 10:33 am #

      “Will they be forgiven, or inflated away?”

      The net result of either of those options is the same, if the debt is forgiven the burden falls on the state (which will then have to “print” money).

      In a classic financial “panic” unwise lenders go bankrupt, but in this case it is the state that has made the loan (even though through “independent lenders”). The state cannot let the institutions that hold the loans go bankrupt.

      Eventually the state must morph into another form, but that is when the serious reckoning starts. One cannot extract more from a system than the system produces (right now we are extracting credit, which is a finite resource). There must one day be a balancing and that can only occur on the backs of (some of) the people. The only question is how much the elites will be allowed to escape the reckoning.

      My prediction is that the ruling elites will realize that their best option is to allow disease and war to winnow the unproductive masses while they hold hard assets. Their ability to do that will depend on allowing other productive members of the population to also keep their assets, making them allies. To do that they will have to choose to distribute wealth to that class. Recall that Marx had no concern for the lumpen proletariat – no state can do so and survive.

      • Tate July 29, 2019 at 11:10 am #

        “Disease & war”?

        Maybe explaining why Open Borders is so popular among the ruling elites. An outbreak of Ebola on these shores would disrupt the news cycle at the very least.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 12:59 pm #

        But he was billed as the champion of said lumps. Guess that was just for the useful idiots – always the majority. Thus Democracy is contraindicated, right? Or does you mind refuse the obvious conclusion?

        • Epicur July 29, 2019 at 1:33 pm #

          Democracy works less and less as stress increases and “solutions” become more difficult to sell. That is not an argument that democracy cannot work, just that it cannot in an overcrowded world – nor can any other system

          We will invest more and more arbitrary power in the government as the stresses increase, but that will only be a phase to a less crowded world where greater freedom is possible.

          We are approaching a crisis. How violently we go through it will be an artifact of history. A repressive government can avoid random violence, but creates its own set of problems leading to its demise.

          • gonetohell July 29, 2019 at 8:07 pm #

            If Trump doesn’t represent the fact that we have run out of options, I don’t know what would.

          • Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 8:07 pm #

            It can only work in select high IQ groups like the Puritan Colonists of old New England. Otherwise, people are too dumb and/or selfish to choose well. Obviously “Capitalist Man” is automatically disqualified no matter how smart they may be.

    • zekesdad July 29, 2019 at 10:56 am #

      One scenario could be giving the bond holders a haircut. This has happened most recently in Greece and Russia, but also in places like Argentina. When that happens a country’s assets are up for grabs. I was in Argentina a few years back, and saw a whole lot of Aeolineas Argentina planes parked on the tarmac. They couldn’t be flown out of the country without being seized by creditors. If the U.S. defaulted on its bonds we’d probably see American oil rigs overseas and cruise ships, airplanes, and who knows what else seized by the Chinese or other creditors. All the institutional holders of U.S. bonds would also be hurt as well as individual investors holding U.S. debt. Banks, (including foreign ones) insurance companies, pension funds, and endowments would be among the victims.
      An alternative or possibly concurrent scenario could be a dollar valuation. We’d all wake up to find our savings in dollars reduced in value by some percentage. The government would issue new notes and coins, and the old ones would no longer be considered legal tender. Of course, those who live hand to mouth with no savings would have nothing to worry about. The could by things with new dollars at lower prices.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 1:07 pm #

        Too obvious. Your first scenario is more probable: we just wake up to find our money no longer buys nearly as much.

        Or if they do the latter, maybe they could make it racial: the new Tubby Twenties are worth far more than the old evil White, Jackson ones.

        • elysianfield July 29, 2019 at 3:08 pm #

          “Too obvious. Your first scenario is more probable: we just wake up to find our money no longer buys nearly as much.”

          Janos,
          Probable? How about “observable” I N F L A T I O N….

          • TiredOfTheTreadmill July 29, 2019 at 3:19 pm #

            That’s my bet on how they handle it. Who knows, they may get so overzealous to keep this game going that a week’s or even days wages down the road could pay off someone’s school debt in full. Unless they inflation adjust the debt on certain loans. The parasites always seem to find a way to get their pound of flesh.

          • Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 8:07 pm #

            Yup just speed it up to infinity. The curve become almost 90 percent. A Wall!

    • JohnAZ July 29, 2019 at 11:57 am #

      Those debts are probably.being made into securities by the banks. When no one pays out their loans, the banks simply default and if it gets bad enough, go bankrupt. That is 2008. What happens when the government cannot sell enough bonds to bail out the banks? Just imagine all your savings going poof, I’m gone. A misconception of 2008 is that the taxpayers bailed them out. Nope, we just sold more bonds and added to the National Debt.

      Who owns the federal government? Contrary to a lot of Liberals, we do, we the citizens of America. That means we own the debt.. to whom? Ourselves? When you see that stat of how much we each owne on the debt, do not take it lightly. I think the latest figure is $58000 per capita. Eventually we will pay!

      • Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 1:10 pm #

        You do know that the Federal Reserve is privately owned, right? In defiance of the Constitution. In a deep sense, they own us – and your Conservatives have been covering for the Class Tyrants for generations now. And yes, many of them are not American at all, or only nominally (in name only) so.

  3. Neon Vincent July 29, 2019 at 9:57 am #

    Happy Earth Overshoot Day, the earliest ever! The economic contraction our host speaks of has been hitting retailers for the past couple of years, as people spent more online and less in brick-and-mortar stores. Just last week, another chain bit the dust, as Charming Charlie declared bankruptcy and will close all stores. The Retail Apocalypse rolls on!

  4. Epicur July 29, 2019 at 10:03 am #

    “It’s easy to imagine circumstances in which normal institutions get suspended and the old major parties are superseded by “emergency” seizures of power by other parties as yet unknown.”

    It has always seemed inevitable to me. Timing will depend on supplies of fossil fuels and climate change (if any).

    It also seems inevitable to me that the proprietors of this global conglomerate are going to eventually realize that their vast unproductive masses who are unwilling to put on a uniform and pick up a gun are a burden, not an asset.

  5. goldpen July 29, 2019 at 10:04 am #

    I have a strong hunch that the economic shit storm will begin before November 2020. That will be the only reason that a Dem can beat Trump. Unfortunately if the Dems sweep in to power they will have absolutely nothing to propose in steering the US through this mess. Even the “perfect” solution would take years to start working. But the Dems have invested everything they have into proving Trump is a Putin puppet. Even when their hero Mueller spent over two years looking for proof and didn’t find it they can’t accept it. It is a pathetic shell of a party now. When all you got to offer is proving that the guy in the WH is a Russian Agent and there is no there there, then you’re just lost. And the Dems are lost. And spent. And delusional. And yes thanks to Obama most of the young people who went to college are saddled with unbelievable debt. These make up a large base of the Dem party, and they are unbelievable broke. Can’t even buy their first home. So they will be wanting to be bailed out and I don’t blame them, but there is now nothing to bail them out with. Obama bailed the banks and financiers out though kiddos. And the next Dem President probably will try to do that again. You really don’t matter to them in reality. WASF.

    • TiredOfTheTreadmill July 29, 2019 at 10:25 am #

      The next president will bail out the banks regardless of party, unless one of those new unknown parties suddenly appears and takes over. It’s been MMT for the financial sector (and MIC) since at least 2008 (long before that for MIC). The whole of the US government’s purpose these days, regardless of party, is to maintain socialism for the upper tier and MIC. Nothing will be spared to maintain that system until natural limits or self destruction and economic cannibalism stop it. Certainly the people of this country won’t stop it. They’ll talk big on message boards, but the owners of this place know they can get half the peons to kill the other half and never, ever look in their direction.

      • goldpen July 29, 2019 at 10:58 am #

        Yes I agree. The next Prez regardless of party will try to bail out the banks. And I agree that we have socialism for the upper tier. That’s obvious. Well not to everyone, but obvious still the same.

      • zekesdad July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am #

        What are MMT and MIC?

        • goldpen July 29, 2019 at 11:15 am #

          MMT is Modern Monetary Theory. Here is the brief Wikipedia definition:

          “Modern Monetary Theory is a macroeconomic theory that describes and analyses modern economies in which the national currency is fiat money, established and created by a sovereign government. The key insight of MMT is that sovereign governments that are the sole supplier of national currency can issue currency of any denomination, and in physical or non-physical forms.”

          I don’t yet know what MIC is.

        • TiredOfTheTreadmill July 29, 2019 at 11:18 am #

          Sorry about that! MMT = Modern Monetary Theory. MIC = Military Industrial Complex.

          • TiredOfTheTreadmill July 29, 2019 at 11:41 am #

            Further, MMT has come to mean Universal Basic Income (UBI) in many discussions here. My use of it above means the government (taxpayers) have maintained a UBI for the financial sector (and military contractors) in a kind of trickle down way with interest to those getting trickled upon since 2008. And here I thought Trickle Dowm economics could get any worse and they still found a way.

          • JohnAZ July 29, 2019 at 5:42 pm #

            U B I drives me crazy. It is the ultimate Liberal facade. I do not understand the liberal idea that money just grows on trees and all you have to do it pick it and give it away. The government has never produced one dollar of wealth, they are a parasite feeding on the wealth builders. The government as a wealth source is a pipe dream.

          • TiredOfTheTreadmill July 29, 2019 at 7:03 pm #

            Oh, I don’t know about the assertion that government only feeds on the wealth builders. That sounds like libertarian mythology. The government provided plenty of subsidies for wesrward expansion. They also funded research that was later utilized by so called “wealth builders”. Any honest assessment would show that government and husiness has been symbiotic over the decades.

    • malthuss July 29, 2019 at 10:41 am #

      Why blame Barry?

      Bush2 is the one who signed the ‘non dischargeable’ bill.

      Barry was bad, but put the blame where it belongs.

      • goldpen July 29, 2019 at 10:56 am #

        True. But I could tell Barry was not the “Hope and Change Populist” within just a few weeks after he was elected. I could tell by the guys he filled his cabinet with. You know, guys from Goldman Sachs, the Fed, various other Wall Street firms, etc… Even Cheney complimented Barry’s cabinet choices.

        If Barry had been the man he campaigned as he could’ve done something about that ‘Non Dischargeable Law’. He could have used his early popularity and gone to the people and explained why it was bad. And the people, from across the spectrum, would’ve agreed. But he didn’t. He was never going to bring “Hope and Change”. It was all BS.

        • lateStarter July 29, 2019 at 11:10 am #

          Yes, I agree. It is almost like he was our last chance for turning things around but it turned out just to be an illusion. But he has done well for himself and his family. Isn’t that the American way? I got mine – the rest of you can just fuck off!

          • lbs July 29, 2019 at 12:49 pm #

            I find it weird that anyone would have thought there was any chance Obama would “turn things around” since nothing he ever campaigned on showed he had any comprehension of the real problems our country faces.

          • goldpen July 30, 2019 at 11:52 am #

            I found it even more weird that guys like Chris Matthews had “tingling sensations” in their legs when Obama gave a speech in 2008. I’ve been tough on Trump followers for being in a cult, but that whole Obama phenomenon was a classic study in cultism. These two back-to-back Presidencies have assuredly made George Washington spin in his grave.

        • Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 1:43 pm #

          Ditto Trump. He did the same as far as his Cabinet. If they play ball, maybe they get to do a few of their pet projects. But the Wall is a bridge too far, obviously. But bashing Whites 24/7? Fine since that is in line with the Elite Agenda.

      • capt spaulding July 29, 2019 at 7:32 pm #

        Trump hasn’t loaded his cabinet with any winners either. He reached into the same swamp Obama did, and came up with the same kind of scum. Nothing changed there, and I don’t expect it too. Both parties talk a good game, but when it comes right down to it, only the Oligarchs benefit, just like always.

    • jdhines July 29, 2019 at 1:28 pm #

      >>> “Obama bailed the banks and financiers out though kiddos.”

      Uh, no… A little correction there goldpen:

      10/3/2008

      President Bush signed into law Friday a historic $700 billion bailout of the financial services industry, promising to move swiftly to use his sweeping new authority to unlock frozen credit markets to get the economy moving again.

      “It’s complicated, and we’re going to make sure whatever we do is done in a deliberative fashion,” Bush told reporters after he signed the bill as soon as he got it from the House, which passed the measure after a topsy-turvy week of legislative victories, defeats and power plays.

      But he promised to get the ball rolling quickly, because the authority is “essential to helping America’s economy weather the financial crisis.”

      • hmuller July 29, 2019 at 6:36 pm #

        You think the bail-outs were all completed by January 20, 2009? You think Obama was not also a tool for the Bankers and Globalists?

      • goldpen July 29, 2019 at 8:49 pm #

        Yes you are right about Bush. And I’ve noticed that one thing the MSM always gets wrong, and that is regarding when the Tea Party started. They say it started in Feb. or 2009. Wrong! It started in the late summer and early fall of 2008. It started while Dubya was still President. Granted their ranks swelled in numbers during 2009.

        But I do blame Obama as well because he approved of the bailouts. Approved them while still a candidate. Then he picked a Goldman Sachs cabinet after elected.

    • robert magill July 29, 2019 at 4:50 pm #

      @ goldpen “That will be the only reason that a Dem can beat Trump.”
         
      Trump will be impeached, he’s un-Presidential. Look at what real Presidents have done.  George Bush, now that’s a true US President with his hundreds of thousands taken out. What a scorecard that man had!.    Now Obama, not so hot in the big totals, a few hundred thousand dead But: Barry was our sniper-in-chief. Could that guy pick ’em off! Every morning coffee in the war room and another family gathering or wedding party off to glory.    Trump, what  can I say. Two and a half years and what? A handful, that’s it. Certainly not Presidential. Called back the flights for fear 150 would be killed. 150, Obama had that many for lunch some days.     Impeach him! Get somebody in there to rule the American way. What do you think we’re paying for here? We want results.

      • goldpen July 29, 2019 at 8:53 pm #

        Lol!

        He may be impeached, although I doubt it. But he definitely will not be removed. And I hope not because then Pence will be President. A true blue dominionist evangelotard nut case who thinks gawd talks to him. War will be a certainty if that motherfucker is ever the Prez. Something the dumbass Dems never stop to realize. But no one seems to understand the succession line anymore. That’s what happens when civics is no longer taught in the government mis-education centers.

        • abbybwood July 29, 2019 at 11:45 pm #

          Democrats get their “wet dream” (TDS run amok) and Trump gets impeached by the Senate then Mike Pence becomes president and they’re all (including the MSM cheerleaders like Maddow), “Wait!…What??!”

          D’Oh!

          • goldpen July 30, 2019 at 11:48 am #

            Actually, the civics teacher coming out in me, the Senate does not Impeach. The House Impeaches and then sends the matter on to the Senate for conviction. If convicted then the President is removed from office.

            Bill Clinton was Impeached by the House, but the Senate did not convict so he stayed in office.

            Essentially Impeach is a synonym for Indict. But this whole process is political rather than criminal so the terms are a bit different.

  6. siobhan July 29, 2019 at 10:14 am #

    If you think downtowns are dead, try buying property in one. This. The housing debacle, will be the big downfall. After Wall Street investment firms swooped in and plucked up all the foreclosures, they are essentially slumlords. And they are beholden to shareholders only.

    Now they’re micromanaging urban centers. And what happens when they can’t rent the properties? Run go crying for a bailout?

  7. jeff2002 July 29, 2019 at 10:16 am #

    Sure a lot of our wealth is fictional, and no argument from me that a national health care system is a pipe dream at this point. But couldn’t we at least ease the economic strain on the country by 1) nudging the top marginal tax rate in the direction of what it was under Eisenhower? and 2) closing a few of the 700+ plus military bases around the globe? (The constitution does not provide for the US to be the world’s policeman.) Even within the constraints of current circumstances, there are things that could be done that we’re not doing. The stupidity–and greed–is epidemic.

    • Ol' Scratch July 29, 2019 at 10:23 am #

      No you’re talking common sense. That’s been dead since at least 9-11.

    • Epicur July 29, 2019 at 10:45 am #

      “But couldn’t we at least ease the economic strain on the country by 1) nudging the top marginal tax rate in the direction of what it was under Eisenhower? and 2) closing a few of the 700+ plus military bases around the globe? ”

      I think we will, because we must, but that will do no good as long as we keep using credit to forestall the inevitable. Other things that may happen are “means testing” Social Security and Medicare, which will really piss some people off.

      The “inevitable” of which I speak is realizing that we are in overshoot.

    • lateStarter July 29, 2019 at 10:49 am #

      Things will continue on their current trajectory until they can’t. Then, new arrangements will be made. There is just too much money to be made by those making money under the current arrangement to allow any of the ‘reasonable’ changes you suggest to take place. We are just going to have to stumble our way through.

  8. Ol' Scratch July 29, 2019 at 10:21 am #

    I see what you’re saying here, Jim, and agree with you for the most part. The one caveat being that the delusion of targeted inflation of the money supply with corresponding inflation of asset prices for those wealthy enough to own them (aka, the people who actually matter) vs the growing worthlessness of the money itself to actually pay for anything of value for the unfortunate many who are living paycheck to paycheck is a powerful one, and as long as such a policy serves the interests of the former group it won’t much matter what the latter group thinks of it. Especially when they’re so easily bamboozled by the now ubiquitous political flimflammery that’s being bandied about 24/7 by the all encompassing media bezzle.

    In short, I think this can go on for far longer than most of us now suspect, the one wild card being the US’s proclivity for getting into ill-advised, long and costly foreign wars without end. The MICC grift is pretty much played out now, and lo and behold, both China and Russia are onto our shit and are now militarily equipped to put a stop to it. Especially with China holding all those increasingly worthless dollars, which they one day will weaponize by unceremoniously dumping on the world markets. And boy oh boy, won’t we have some fun then?

    • CancelMyCard July 29, 2019 at 10:35 am #

      “Especially with China holding all those increasingly worthless dollars, which they one day will weaponize by unceremoniously dumping on the world markets. And boy oh boy, won’t we have some fun then?”

      And on the day that incident occurs, you don’t think the Fed will hit Ctrl-P and sop up the whole damn lot in 4 nanoseconds?

      They’ve got $4Trillion on the books right now . . . what’s another $1.5Trillion of Treasuries going to do . . . break their account???

      Not a chance.

      • Ol' Scratch July 29, 2019 at 10:45 am #

        That’s true, but it will still seriously roil the financial markets. And more importantly, it will sound the death knell for the dollar’s status as world reserve currency. There’s ultimately no free lunch, no matter how many tricks the Zionist Fed has up their sleeves. Once the military protection rackets are seriously exposed, the mighty dollar will be as well.

    • malthuss July 29, 2019 at 10:39 am #

      I listened for a few seconds..he is drinking coffee…dikdnt grab me.

  9. BackRowHeckler July 29, 2019 at 10:29 am #

    Not being too knowledgable in economics, I am curious, when $1.5 trillion in college loan debt is ‘wiped out’, or forgiven, what does it really mean? Is there a downside? Will there be unintended consequences for the economy? What actually happens to the debt, because saying it no longer exists doesn’t mean that it still isn’t out there, hidden away, And what about people who have paid their loans back, will they get a refund? Finally, what about student loans going forward? Will they be forgiven as they’re being made? Or will the program end, and all college ed made “free”, which poses a whole new set of questions.

    I have similar questions about ‘Medicare for illegal aliens’. Are there enough resources extant to pay extend free medical care to people who have never paid ingo the system? Are resources in America infinite?

    Brh

    • Nightowl July 29, 2019 at 10:35 am #

      I remember when the Bush/Obama neoclown Pentagon mysteriously lost $6.5 trillion and no one cared.

      I suspect the debt really does just dissapear since the accounting behind it isn’t based in any kind of reality.

      • malthuss July 29, 2019 at 10:36 am #

        Are resources in America infinite?

        • Nightowl July 29, 2019 at 10:42 am #

          It was a joke.

        • capt spaulding July 29, 2019 at 7:37 pm #

          Yes, as long as the resource is the taxpayer, and the recipients are the wealthy.

    • malthuss July 29, 2019 at 10:36 am #

      Think like the richest people think.
      The money isnt even paper or copper., its digits in a banks computer.

      College debt is not forgiven, yet.
      Will the gov [slave to the rich] soak the rich? I doubt it.

      As you very well know, QOL is declining.

      QUALITY OF LIFE -QOL.

      • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2019 at 10:48 am #

        1) Medicare for non citizens

        2) Open the borders

        3) Abolish ICE

        The above are part of the platform of the majority of Dem pres candidates. What if, say, after Jan 2021, 25 million people from the 3rd world decide to pull up stakes and make their way into the US? And another 25 million in 2022? I’ve read there are at least a billion people in the world who would emigrate to the United States if they could.

        Brh

        • malthuss July 29, 2019 at 10:58 am #

          In my medium-sized city, 28 people were murdered last month. Almost all New York Puerto Ricans shooting each other.
          –Unz commenter

          You tube–youth shot and killed at Gilroys Garlic fest.

          –the take away, beware of free events, parades, state fairs.

        • lateStarter July 29, 2019 at 10:59 am #

          I think the country (USA) is only going to go more hard-right. There will be no choice. Difficult decisions are going to need to be made and the ‘all-inclusive’ mode of liberal Dems is just not up to the task. Let’s be real here: the US military is not going to allow the nonsense to continue indefinetly. At some point they will need to step in.

          At that moment, all the ‘identity’ folks will need to keep a low profile. Thats just how it works in the real world.

        • JackStraw July 29, 2019 at 11:21 am #

          Considering the environmental destruction caused by a single American, it would seem that building the wall would be a huge step in preserving the environment here in the US.

          Immigration is truly an environmental issue, but the right doesn’t seem to understand that. They could really shove that down the throats of the Dems.

          • malthuss July 29, 2019 at 5:05 pm #

            PAT BUCHANAN tried, have you read his books?
            And the guy who bikes, Frosty Woolridge.

    • CancelMyCard July 29, 2019 at 10:37 am #

      “Are resources in America infinite?”

      Are resources from the Fed infinite?

      Yes.

      • Epicur July 29, 2019 at 10:58 am #

        Confidence in the system is not infinite. The system will have to morph into a more powerful system.

    • Epicur July 29, 2019 at 10:57 am #

      If the debt is “wiped out” either the institutions that made the loans must take the losses, the government must make them whole, or some combination of the two. If enough institutions take enough losses the whole system goes down because of asset destruction as was feared in 2008 – so that is not an option.

      To the extent that the government “makes them whole” the government must “print” money which slowly erodes confidence in government (and its “money”). Where the balance lies (until the reckoning) is a matter of politics.

  10. malthuss July 29, 2019 at 10:36 am #

    Are resources in America infinite?

    Earth is a closed system. Only so much non renewable resources.

  11. jerrydylan July 29, 2019 at 10:37 am #

    Does anyone factor the overall health ( I would assume mental and physical) of this country in their dire prognostication? I see the most malformed creatures everywhere I go in Central Virginia. They are getting younger as well and often have several or more offspring attached in their entourage. I am talking about a random walk through Walmart. The company I work for a commercial janitorial company hired a young girl, (visibly malnourished and likely suffering some brain damage) to do simple menial work cleaning a strip mall @ the $13 hourly wage. Seemingly pretty good $ for low skill and a number of shoplifting busts on her record. She never showed up on time, rarely did any work as if she was entitled to the pay as some gift for being alive. She showed up for work in flip flops after being told that was not acceptable. This is likely because as a single mother of 3, she gets welfare. She’s a casualty of that process and I honestly wonder how many more exist, 10’s of millions. We gave her clear warnings that her effort was unacceptable then fired her.

    • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2019 at 10:57 am #

      Yeah, back in the day when I envisioned a ‘Virginian’, it would a cavalier like Colonel Mosby, or the lean cowboy in Owen Wister’s novel, titled ‘The Virginian’.

      Not so much anymore then, huh?

      Brh

    • Epicur July 29, 2019 at 11:12 am #

      “She’s a casualty of that process and I honestly wonder how many more exist, 10’s of millions. ”

      Declining health (evident in graves) was the hallmark of the birth of civilization. Hunter gatherers either flourished or died rather quickly, they did not hang on. Preventing deaths has created a problem.

      Basically, figuring out a new balance is what the “Long Emergency” is about. It is apparent to many that the solution will in some form require an adjustment of population growth.

      We will either do it spontaneously through war and disease, or consciously (vast government power, as in China, will be necessary for that). Probably there will be a combination of the two.

      I cannot imagine that it will be fun.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 1:34 pm #

        That’s why all the bs about Eugenics is just BS. We do it or Nature does – and we could do it so much more efficiently and compassionately.

        • capt spaulding July 29, 2019 at 7:41 pm #

          You’re right! Fire up those ovens boys.

          • Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 8:08 pm #

            What a dumb thing to say. Shame on you.

          • Majella July 29, 2019 at 9:23 pm #

            ha! Janos – offended!!! *faints*

          • Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 11:25 pm #

            I’m might be offended, but there’s no such thing as a bad or offensive fact. And I know you don’t get that or perhaps you just don’t want to? After all, slander is your stock and trade….

        • Majella July 30, 2019 at 2:02 am #

          ‘Slander is your stock in trade’

          Please expand. You’re so full of yourself and your pseudo-intellectual racism. Please point out any ‘slanderous’ statements I e made.

    • Majella July 29, 2019 at 9:21 pm #

      Question, jerrydylan:

      You say she was ‘visibly malnourished’. Can you clarify in what way? Was it is the ‘classic’ underfed, skinny-as-a-rake way or the modern ‘American’ way of being obese from over-ingestion of shitty food and empty calories?

      If the first, it is more likely to be an eating disorder or a drug habit. It’s hard to find anyone actually HUNGRY in the USA today – malnourished, yes, but no-one ‘starves’.

  12. mdl17576 July 29, 2019 at 10:38 am #

    As the status quo starts to fail on the scale it did in 2008, both parties won’t have much to offer. Like a cone from a pitch pine, as the old order burns new seeds will be ready to sprout from the ashes.
    Looking to foster discussion at: reddit.com/r/GreenNationalism

  13. malthuss July 29, 2019 at 11:01 am #

    I am listening to yoututbe.

    I was warned about a movie called ‘Good Boys’ as it sexualizes
    pre teens.
    One more attempt from them to push the NAMBLA thingy.

    That was the ad that appeared.

    • goldpen July 29, 2019 at 11:20 am #

      I just looked ‘Good Boys’ up on IMDB. Shit! Here is how the MPAA rated it: “Rated R for strong crude sexual content, drug and alcohol material, and language throughout – all involving tweens.” That is truly sad.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

        They seek to turn America into Weimar. And they are succeeding. Ready for a White Man on a White Horse yet?

    • elysianfield July 29, 2019 at 3:21 pm #

      “… the NAMBLA thingy.

      That was the ad that appeared.”

      Malthuss,
      And you, again, are on another list….

      I saw , this AM, that the BBC reports a super gonorrhea strain that has been found in the UK, apparently vectored by some contact in SE Asia.

      After reading the report, I washed my hands. (Ewww, my computer keyboard…).

      • malthuss July 29, 2019 at 5:06 pm #

        NAM ad didnt appear. Movie ad appeared.

  14. izzy July 29, 2019 at 11:06 am #

    The Long Wait that is presumably leading to the Long Emergency is generating a good deal of anxiety all by itself. Wobbling at the precipice indefinitely produces its own kind of exhaustion.

  15. abalonecranium July 29, 2019 at 11:13 am #

    Some unity and cooperation toward a goal that better manages resources and expectations would be nice for our society. One of the reasons I began following this site the original context it proposed. The living arrangements we have in development styles, planning, materials; even social norms – does not lend toward unity and cooperation.
    I think a good start is to begin reinforcing farming/food systems now. And put people up to living ashram style on the farm so their basic needs are met in exchange for food. It is not much by today’s standard, but it is better than living on Forest Service land, like I see across the West. AirBnb has squeezed the housing market hard out here. It was bad before but now people buy 6-7 homes and triple/quadruple their earnings with vacation rental as opposed to renting.
    I get the whole thing here about chronicling the political collapse, but I feel we should focus more on using this platform to organize and share ideas that can improve local situations to a base of security for future expectations.

  16. patrickd July 29, 2019 at 11:15 am #

    I would have said, Jeepers, Jim, more gloomy than usual, but actually you’re just telling it like it is, no gloom added. It’s simply consequences rounding the corner and heading our way, and finally the Thief of the World (USA) is seeing that train coming down the track.

  17. jivefive99 July 29, 2019 at 11:18 am #

    Anyone happen to notice that the oil production graph on the EIA site has been finally noticeably dropping for 6 weeks?

  18. Kellyfrombayfield July 29, 2019 at 11:41 am #

    Jim : read the first paragraph from Karl’s latest Ticker. If this bill passes then what ?

    It’s not stopping with the 2016 election and its results either. There is a little-discussed provision being attached to defense and intelligence bills in Congress right now that would criminalize disclosure of any CIA “asset’s” identity. There already is such a law but it has an expiration date of five years after said asset leaves the covert service. This one has no expiration date and is insanely broad. I don’t think I need to go into how damning such a “law” would be; beyond potentially immunizing any CIA involvement in the 2016 election (of which there probably was much) it could conceivably be construed to cover Epstein and all of those who participated in the******of the girls being trafficked — including, quite possibly, those now in positions of political power.
    This needs to be run to the ground and exposed all the way up and down the line. If it’s a handful of people inside these agencies who were responsible for this and it was not a decapitation strike aimed at the Republican Party, orchestrated throughout these agencies and in fact reaching all the way to the White House, then everyone involved need to be in prison, right now, and everyone associated with them asset-stripped to their literal underwear.
    Unfortunately the preponderance of the evidence is rapidly piling up on the other side — this was not a handful of partisans in various agencies but instead was a coordinated, agency-wide attempt to prevent the lawful election of a President they did not like and when it happened anyway their actions continued in the form of felonies so serious that they in fact have destroyed the legitimacy of government itself. Worse, they’re now trying to cover it up and gain immunity for their criminal acts.
    If this turns out to be what it appears to be we just had a modern rehash of Lexington and Concord, April 19th of 1775 and the world now awaits our judgment as a body politic. Will we acquiesce to our new status as A Banana Republic with nuclear weapons or will the people of this nation draft a second document that begins with those seven immortal words: When In The Course of Human Events.”

    • goldpen July 29, 2019 at 11:50 am #

      I knew we’d start to see some shenanigans by TPTB pretty soon in order to handle the Epstein arrest and all of the fallout which could expose many of TPTB. And here it is. More to come I’m sure.

    • Kellyfrombayfield July 29, 2019 at 12:06 pm #

      ***minor correct*** first paragraph from this excerpt.

  19. uslabor July 29, 2019 at 12:01 pm #

    Came here for peak oil, staying for the whimper.

  20. Exscotticus July 29, 2019 at 12:18 pm #

    >>> Sinister as it seems, the process was simply emergent

    I disagree. Emergent properties are essentially a gestalt. They can’t be predicted by consideration of antecedents.

    Globalism was planned and predicted well in advance. Ross Perot fired warning shots prior to the passage of NAFTA. And I’m sure we could dig up much earlier examples.

    So how did pre-MAGA RINO globalists sell the benefits of “the job creators” to Americans when the jobs were all overseas? As you know and have written about many times: cheap plastic crap from Walmart.

    • Anon1970 July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm #

      The globalists didn’t have to sell the deplorables on the benefits of the “job creators”. They sold them with the old time religion: against gay marriage and for the right to life. In his 2004 State of the Union Address, Bush 43 lent his support to a constitutional amendment to ban marriage (which never passed). He did much better in November that year than he had four years earlier in spite of the war in Iraq. Bush 43 has been out of office for over a decade, but the effects of his policies live on.

      • Exscotticus July 29, 2019 at 1:39 pm #

        You’re conflating support for Bush with support with NAFTA. Clinton also supported NAFTA. Al Gore also supported NAFTA. Even Ross Perot supported some form of NAFTA. He was just more vocal about the consequences. He saw it as a race to the bottom for labor rights and the environment. He would have made standards of living part of the trade deal consideration.

        • malthuss July 29, 2019 at 5:11 pm #

          Clinton also gave China Most Favored nation status?
          Gore got all that red money, as did Bill and Hitlery.

          against gay marriage–why be for it??
          and for the right to life.–see how US has declined since
          ROWE WADE INC?
          even the woman used [and I do mean used] as row wade test case spoke out against late abortion–she saw what was in the fridge..dead babies. In Texas.

          • abbybwood July 29, 2019 at 11:52 pm #

            “Most favored nation” China.

            And let’s look at what China is doing in Hong Kong right now.

            Hillary Clinton. How does she sleep at night? There is no amount of Chardonnay or Ambien that could help her.

    • Tate July 29, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

      “Emergent” maybe in the sense that the asswipes who engineered the destruction were slaves to dead economists.

      • Tate July 29, 2019 at 2:35 pm #

        But the puppet-masters pulling their strings are slaves to their own hubris.

  21. S M Tenneshaw July 29, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

    “If the Democratic Party is acting batshit crazy about it now after the Mueller testimony fiasco, how will they react when dozens of their partisans are marched into court to face charges of sedition.” –JHK

    That will happen only if Trump wants to get himself killed.

  22. malthuss July 29, 2019 at 12:48 pm #

    A group formed by Christian leaders warns against the rise of “Christian nationalism,” saying the merging of Christian and American identities poses a threat to U.S. democracy and religious communities.

    “As Christians, we are bound to Christ, not by citizenship, but by faith,” Christians Against Christian Nationalism’s statement reads.

    “Whether we worship at a church, mosque, synagogue, or temple, America has no second-class faiths. All are equal under the U.S. Constitution.”
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    The statement is endorsed by at least 17 Christian leaders from various churches and organizations, according to the group’s website.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 1:51 pm #

      Cucktianity.

    • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2019 at 1:51 pm #

      Our local Congregational Church has a permanent ‘Pride’ flag tacked up above its main entrance. Occassionally they invite the local Imam (yes, there is one) to come in and say a few words during sunday service.

      This is the original Pilgrim Church, est. 1640.

      I sh#t you not, CFNers.

      Brh

      • malthuss July 29, 2019 at 4:54 pm #

        local Imam (yes, there is one) –uh. Pal,
        Muslims breed like rats.

        I was somewhere today. Saw a very fat White gal with tatts..
        of pentagrams, a chalice, knife.

        Me–[gently] are you wicca???
        her–[harshly] NO IM A WITCH.

        Poor thing. fat w tatts and ‘a witch.’

        • elysianfield July 29, 2019 at 6:08 pm #

          Malthuss,

          …poor thing. I’ll bet her mama never told her the basics…chew your food 20 times before swallowing, and always wipe front to back.

          SOMETHING made her nuts…who knows?

      • hmuller July 29, 2019 at 6:27 pm #

        Maybe, they’ll imitate the public libraries, and invite transvestites in full regalia to teach Sunday school to the kiddies. I’ll bet they have some unique perspectives to share.

  23. lbs July 29, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

    The value of the dollar is fascinating.

    Everyone knows it’s garbage, but it is considered the premier currency because it doesn’t stink as badly as the currencies of the other developed nations.

    • Epicur July 29, 2019 at 1:40 pm #

      Plus the USA is sitting on the best large patch of real estate in the world. Whoever controls that has a leg up on everybody else (barring nuclear Armageddon).

      • Nightowl July 30, 2019 at 10:29 am #

        Indeed. It’s what allowed us to become a hegemon following WW II.

        As a kid, I used to play a game called Axis & Allies; even at that age, it was clear to me that our geographic position alone took care of about 80% of the threats a nation could potentially face.

  24. elysianfield July 29, 2019 at 1:34 pm #

    “. The result will be much more severe political turbulence than the thinking class expects. It’s easy to imagine circumstances in which normal institutions get suspended and the old major parties are superseded by “emergency” seizures of power by other parties as yet unknown.”

    Well, ladies and germs;

    An excellent post by our host. But why the future tense? We are already experiencing the turbulence and suspensions…remember PG&E and their ability to arbitrarily cut power to populated regions? The state of California had to approve that method of fire prevention…remember…You on your own…they will offer you a stone-age existence, and you will goddamn well hunker down and like it.

    The political turbulence is already of epic proportion…but the civil turbulence, the up close and personal, has yet to appear, save in the communities rife with “diversion”

    I have said it more than once that riots would occur if the toilets stopped flushing…a minor inconvenience measured against hunger, cold and the grid failing/denied.

    A bit of positive thinking, however, would marvel at the ability of the powers that be to keep the financial balls in the air for as long as they have. They are intelligent people, and perhaps they can keep doing so for years? Who knows. I know that the people with their hands on the levers of power are smarter than we think they are…certainly smarter than I.

    • volodya July 29, 2019 at 2:22 pm #

      You sell yourself way short. The people with their hands on the levers of power are many things but “smart” they aren’t. They think they’ll survive unscathed what they’re inflicting on the rest of us.

      • hmuller July 29, 2019 at 6:31 pm #

        I join you in hoping they pay for their misdeeds, but they do have some hidey-holes deep inside mountains. Locations we don’t know. Or so the scuttlebutt runs.

        • capt spaulding July 29, 2019 at 7:46 pm #

          Many of them plan to go to New Zealand.

          • hmuller July 29, 2019 at 8:20 pm #

            I’ve been to Tauranga in the north, semi-tropical, beautiful place, The elite can probably live openly in NZ. Sunshine, sand and beaches have an appeal lacking in deep cave living. Did you know women become infertile after about 40 to 50 days in a cave? There are probably psychological down sides, too.

          • CancelMyCard July 29, 2019 at 8:51 pm #

            Women become infertile for the tiniest reasons.

            Delicate creatures, they are.

            Everything has to be JUST perfect for their reproductive systems to co-operate.

          • Majella July 29, 2019 at 9:36 pm #

            In fact, JHK’s piece opens with a quote from Peter Thiel who managed to finagle himself Kiwi citizenship after only 12 days on the islands:

            nzherald.co.nz/indepth/national/how-peter-thiel-got-new-zealand-citizenship/

            As has been pointed out before, New Zealand IS their ‘bunker’…no need for deep underground shelters.

            google.com/search?q=peter+theil+new+zealand+citizen&oq=peter+theil+new+zealand+citizen&aqs…..69i57j0.8783j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

            Until late 2016, New Zealand had a 9 year right-wing government, run by ex-Goldman Sachs foreign currency trader John Key and seemed to be surreptitiously sympathetic to ANYONE with a large cheque book and a decent command of the English Language to enter the country and bu whatever land/property they felt like. So, the fabled ‘deep state’ has its tentacles everywhere, I guess.

            Since the election of a left-wing coalition government in 2016, foreign nationals can no longer buy existing properties (though they can build new, because the housing market needs to expand to meet current demand overload).

  25. Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 1:50 pm #

    yahoo.com/news/boy-8-dies-being-pushed-front-german-train-155232231.html

    An Eritrean. Eritrea is about half Muslim and half Christian I believe. So it could be either the Jihad or just generic hatred, either Racial or National (if a distinction is even made by people like this). Remember, he expected to be given a blonde girlfriend and a Rolls Royce upon entry.

    The receiver of charity often hates the hand that feeds him. In other words, he might have hated even more if he had been given the Rolls and the Moll. Look at Ilhan Omar.

    • elysianfield July 29, 2019 at 3:25 pm #

      Janos,
      And did not those good German Boys collar the SOB at the scene? Apparently civilization still lurks in the Fatherland….

      • Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 8:11 pm #

        Yeah I noticed that too. Maybe they have Fight Clubs.

    • Nightowl July 29, 2019 at 4:43 pm #

      This shit happens all the time here now. I actually reminded my wife and kid to stay back from the tracks at Köln Hbf today. In this past, such a thought never would have even crossed my mind.

      Might as well have stayed in crime-ridden DC.

    • malthuss July 29, 2019 at 4:57 pm #

      Ingrates, yes, in the past I learned some resent those who help them.
      the helper serves as a reminder of the incompetence of the beneficiary.

    • malthuss July 29, 2019 at 5:29 pm #

      I keep getting a REPATHA ad at Youtube.
      Its a medicine. The ad is a party with blatant race mixing. Guess the genders and races of the pair.

    • Majella July 29, 2019 at 5:44 pm #

      …or, Occam’s Razor, he’s just bat-shit crazy first & foremost…then, co-incidentally a Muslim (possibly – 50/50 he’s a Christian) & a refugee (probably). But that wouldn’t suit your ‘take’ on things, would it Janos?

  26. volodya July 29, 2019 at 2:04 pm #

    “American exceptionalism has led to a country that is exceptionally un-self-aware.” — Peter Thiel

    Un-self aware. No shit.

    The un-self-aware are un-aware of how they come across, how others see them. The Republicans don’t matter, a little bit of rough handling from Trump and those despicable and disreputable cranks up and died. They’re history. And good riddance. What remains of the walking-dead remains may be called “Republican” but it ain’t.

    But then astoundingly Trump beat the Democrats. What he had wasn’t much but it was enough. How the fuck did THAT happen? Ridiculous you say? It is but that’s the lamentable state of the political realm in the USA.

    It really wouldn’t matter if the Democrats further covered themselves in ridiculousness with this three years of Russia-gate and likewise their basking in the fervent admiration of their fucking idiot followers if only the Chinese weren’t watching. But they ARE watching. The Chinese and some even shittier regimes observe and take the measure of the American ruling class and what they see is laughable.

    It’s worse than laughable, it’s hideous. Chuck? Nancy? Biden? AOC? Mayor Pete? Gimme a fuckin’ break. Are these guys the alternative? This is a disaster. But these are the nit-wits aspiring to national leadership.

    Of course, emceeing this shit-show is the howlingly incompetent Deep State that couldn’t get the better of Trump and his few and far-between followers in the halls of power. Trump beat them too. It is mind-boggling.

    But it’s worse than merely mind-boggling because this has real-world consequences. Does anyone think that this colossal Russia-gate fuck-up wasn’t lost on the world’s predators? Those of us observing from this side of the pond avert our eyes in horror and embarrassment but it’s made worse by the sure knowledge that the Chinese counter-part to the American Deep State is carefully assessing their opponents’ capabilities or lack thereof. What this portends only becomes known as events unfold.

    Never mind a bumbling, fumbling Deep State that fubars daily. If you want global instability the other way to go about it is to move your industrial back-bone to a foreign adversary, you impoverish your own citizens, you openly despise them, you tell the world that their citizenship is worthless, you tell the world that your national borders don’t matter.

    Anybody with a stitch of sense knows that this isn’t the route to a peaceful international order, it’s the opposite. But tell that to the thinking-class. I guess they gave up thinking. Probably long ago.

    • venuspluto67 July 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm #

      “Americans don’t learn lessons. It’s part of our charm.” –Gore Vidal

    • abbybwood July 29, 2019 at 11:58 pm #

      Trump didn’t “just beat the Democrats”.

      He, the reality show hawksman, beat THE QUEEN!.

      And now, here we are.

    • montsegur July 30, 2019 at 10:41 am #

      But tell that to the thinking-class. I guess they gave up thinking. Probably long ago.

      Ideology is a powerful cocktail. Drink up, folks. But will Barry pay the Barr tab?

      I know, I know. Silly me and my dreams of justice meted out without regard to one’s standing in society.

      Cheers

      • volodya July 30, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

        Yes, ideology sure is a powerful cocktail.

        Reality testing is what we do on a daily basis. It’s hard, it’s stressful, and it’s not an empty exercise as your survival depends on it.

        But an ideology is no more than a framework of ideas which ostensibly have a useful connection to the real world, which, if we adopt this framework, makes life easier, and stands to make us successful, healthy, wealthy etc.

        So, ideology has supposedly been been reality-tested, which can save an individual a lot of time and trouble as he doesn’t have to recreate the wheel so to speak, someone else already having done the hard work.

        The problem with a system of pre-chewed ideas is whether or not they really do have a useful connection to the real world. This consideration seems to take a back seat to the feeling of community that people get from associating with their fellow believers, the comfort of thinking that all these people can’t be wrong.

        But what if the ideas haven’t been reality tested? What if adopting and enacting all these ideas confers no useful advantage? What if it’s actually the opposite? What if all these points are just a means to procure advantage for a certain few? Republican ideology for example…

        Will Barry pay the Barr tab? (that’s funny). Don’t get your hopes up.

        • montsegur July 30, 2019 at 1:47 pm #

          But what if the ideas haven’t been reality tested? What if adopting and enacting all these ideas confers no useful advantage? What if it’s actually the opposite? What if all these points are just a means to procure advantage for a certain few? Republican ideology for example…

          Volodya, there seems, as well, to always be groups within society that are determined to upset the apple-cart, no matter how apparently well things are. So even if society has a functional dominant ideology, there are those who seek to undermine it for reasons of their own — power seeking and so on.

          The two dominant ideologies in the USA (as far as I can tell) both suffer from lack of firm grounding, although IMO the ideas being pushed by the Dem Party are the more unrealistic.

          As you have mentioned, and JHK has gone on at length about, at some point, reality will demand its due. The degree of division in our society will then become a terrible burden vice the political sideshow it is today.

          Cheers

  27. BuckP July 29, 2019 at 2:21 pm #

    “Now that college diplomas have lost their scarcity value, and developed-world work forces are over-credentialed, the value of higher education credentials and those who issue them has declined accordingly. In a global economy with an abundance of over-credentialed workers, the claim that more education creates more value is no longer valid.” —- Charles Hugh Smith 7/29/19

    When I went to engineering school at a state university back in the early 70’s, the cost of tuition for one semester was $350 and the cost of room and board was also $350. In the summer, by building fences for $2/hr. + overtime, I earned enough money to pay tuition and room/board for one semester. Today, at the same university, the cost of tuition/room and board for one semester is $26,000. Earning that over one summer would require a hell of a lot of OT!.

    The Obama era student loan program was enacted to keep the economy going just like low interest rates. This program became a bonanza for university officials and professors. Becasue colleges are also in the entertainment business, many new areans and stadiums also got built with this money.

    We,Baby Boomers can expect and demand that overqualified Millenials and Gen Xers, who are workingat low paying jobs and struggling to make ends meet, pay back their studentdebts in full, but, who is going to buy our old houses, when we decide to cash out and move to assisted-living. An economy and money suppy created by debt (digits on a bank computer), has to have borrowers or it dies a miseable death..

    Old Pappa Joe Biden, reputed champion of the working man,author of the “3 Strikes and You’re Out Crime Bill”that filled prisons with nonvilent offenders and the rights-stripping Patriot Act, was also instrumental in denying student loan forgiveness via bankruptcy. He is the Gray Champion of the Democratic Party that’s supposedly going to save us. Huh?

    For all those sweating bullets over a trillion dollars in student loans, check out Catherine Austin Fitts/ Dr. Mark Skidmore at Solari Report.com. Dr. Skidmore, using official online government financial records, determined that between 1998 and 2015, $21 trillion was passsed from the Treasury through the DOD and HUD, tabulated as “undocumentable djustments”, to somewhere unknown The total amount of dark money that has passed through government agencies this way could now be over $50 trillion. In response, rather than being candid, the federal government removed their online financials and is no longer required to provide acuurate financials deeming the budget as a matter of national security.
    I betcha that won’t be a debate question from the CNN hosts!

    • venuspluto67 July 29, 2019 at 2:27 pm #

      He is the Gray Champion of the Democratic Party that’s supposedly going to save us. Huh?

      My thoughts exactly. I wonder if he’ll at least reign in his “sniffy-fondly” behavior towards young women should he secure the nomination? That he would be looked to as Our Deliverer From Trumpism is both funny and sad enough to be a comedy-sketch from the old “Carol Burnett Show”! 😀

    • Exscotticus July 29, 2019 at 2:48 pm #

      Yes it’s difficult to understand where Biden’s support is coming from given everything you’ve pointed out (not to mention his creepy groping, and the fact that his personality is strikingly similar to Trump’s). One data point…

      When I talk to retired folk, I’m often surprised to learn that they don’t follow the news much at all. It’s like time stopped for them politically many decades ago. They consider Dems pro labor—even though Dems worked hand in hand with RINOs to destroy labor is the USA. Anyway, point is, they either consciously or unconsciously reject any new sources of data to undermine their decades-old beliefs.

      I think Biden may be benefitting from that.

      • venuspluto67 July 29, 2019 at 2:55 pm #

        Yeah, sometimes I think my mother’s clock stopped in 1974, and my older brother’s stopped in 1994. Perhaps my clock stopped in 2016, because sometimes I wonder if this is Hell and our punishment is for it to be 2016 for-fucking-ever. 🙁

        • BornToKillPeace July 31, 2019 at 12:48 am #

          The Mayan 2012 calendar business is not so funny in 2019…

    • abbybwood July 30, 2019 at 12:02 am #

      The “debates” will be such a clusterfuck, that I am tempted to just watch “the highlights” (cough!!).

    • BornToKillPeace July 31, 2019 at 12:47 am #

      BuckP,

      Salient point. As a millennial I don’t blame the boomers. A majority of the boomers I know busted their butts and often still do!
      Yet, it must be said, indeed, the game got switched.

  28. BackRowHeckler July 29, 2019 at 2:49 pm #

    Still, economic contraction is a little hard to imagine from where I sit at the moment, sun shining, fishing for striper bass off this pier, boats large and small navigating down the channel heading for open water in LI Sound, Amtrak passenger trains gliding by on nearby tracks, and across the channel people drinking and clinking glasses on a rooftop oceanside bar.

    I’m thinking right now of headed to that bar in an hour or so for sn early dinner, and a few nice cool mugs of Sam Adams.

    Really Jim economic contraction is not that bad, so far. I realize things may grow worse.

    Brh

    • Ol' Scratch July 29, 2019 at 2:59 pm #

      You must be well off. That would explain everything. Enjoy it while it lasts.

      • venuspluto67 July 29, 2019 at 3:01 pm #

        That’s all anyone can really do at this late date, isn’t it?

      • elysianfield July 29, 2019 at 3:33 pm #

        “You must be well off”

        Nick O Demus

        Have you not been watching? BRH has earlier stated that he lived in the same neighborhood as Mike Tyson…

        In law enforcement, we call that a “clue”….

    • BuckP July 29, 2019 at 3:58 pm #

      Good attitude brh!
      The most important thing is good health and enjoying each day as it comes. It’s 111F here in Vegas and I’m about to dodge a few grasshoppers and head down to the pool. Trying to find the truth by researching what is really happening in the world is an exhausting, worthwhile endeavor but we have to take good care of ourselves first.

    • CancelMyCard July 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm #

      Pompous Twit.

      • BuckP July 29, 2019 at 11:29 pm #

        The truth is out there!
        Live well and prosper!

  29. deetrump July 29, 2019 at 3:11 pm #

    “Off-shoring” US industry jacked up corporate profits while it decimated working class livelihoods. In return, that large demographic got “bargain shopping” at Walmart, a life of ever-upward revolving debt, and dead downtowns.

    Democrats tried to stop outsourcing. Republicans voted to keep it.

    In 2017 when the House Ways and Means Committee debated the Criminal Trump tax cut bill, Republicans voted down the “Stop Outsourcing of American Jobs” amendment offered by Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas).

    The “Stop Outsourcing of American Jobs” amendment would have required that multinational corporations looking to invest offshore pay the same tax rate as small businesses or domestic companies investing here in America. The amendment was defeated on a party-line vote, with 16 Democrats voting in favor and 23 Republicans voting against.

    It is true there is not a dime’s worth of difference between Republicans and Democrats because the outsourcing taxation difference is more than a dime. In the case of Criminal Trump’s tax cut bill the difference is $100 BILLION a year… decimating America’s small businesses.

    Criminal Trump is for himself and his billionaire friends, not for America.

    This is what Rep. Doggett had to say in support of his amendment:

    “President Trump has made stopping the outsourcing of American jobs a central element of his promise to the American people. Unfortunately, like his promise to have Mexico pay for his unnecessary wall, it’s very much a broken promise.

    “It is flat wrong that the corner pharmacy should have to pay a rate that is substantially higher on its operations than Pfizer on its operations. My amendment ensures that both are treated the same way–that we tax profits earned abroad the same way that they are taxed here at home.

    “All my amendment does is treat people who earn profits abroad the same way as those who earn profits at home. We’re not against profits; we’re not against maximizing profits; just pay your fair share. When you set up a system, as has been done in this bill, that creates one rate abroad that could be zero and at home it is 20 percent, guess where this money is going to flow? It will flow out of America, just like the jobs will flow out of America.

    “If you believe in keeping our jobs at home, and believe we have lost too many already, don’t create a system that the only jobs that it will add are more tax lawyers and more CPAs to find ways to dodge taxes. They have dodged enough. They have dodged $100 billion a year.”

    • tucsonspur July 29, 2019 at 5:13 pm #

      Good points, dee.

    • Exscotticus July 29, 2019 at 6:31 pm #

      >>> Democrats tried to stop outsourcing.

      What nonsense! So Dems suddenly became aware of the problem after Trump was elected? After eight years of Obama? After eight years of Clinton?

      Clinton doubled H-1B caps. “Hope and Change” Obama did nothing to decrease them. And Trump…?

      President Donald Trump’s promised crackdown on the H-1B visa had a dramatic impact last year, according to recently released federal data that shows immigration officials denied nearly one out of every four requests for new visas for skilled foreign workers.

      That’s the highest denial rate for new H-1B visa applications in nearly 10 years and almost double the 13 percent rate in the prior fiscal year.

      Meanwhile, companies have already shifted from outsourcing to offshoring, so they can avoid this conversation altogether.

      • Majella July 29, 2019 at 7:48 pm #

        Typical….You managed to exclude the 8 years of Shrub. Who’s a one-eyed asshole? Exscotticus.

        • Exscotticus July 29, 2019 at 8:38 pm #

          Of course I excluded Bush. He’s a RINO. Do you want me to include him as an example of a Democrat? Because they have more in common with Dems than with Trump.

          • Majella July 29, 2019 at 10:10 pm #

            That initially seemed like a razor-fine parsing of the statement you were responding to, but I see on second reading you’re correct.

            However, the RINO trope is a little jaded isn’t it? First it was the Tea-Baggers throwing it around, but they turned out to be a bunch of useless no-hopers after all.

            Now, you’re saying Unindicted Citizen 1 is a REAL REPUBLICAN..? That’s delusion BS and, deep-down, you know it too.

          • Exscotticus July 29, 2019 at 11:17 pm #

            >>> Now, you’re saying Unindicted Citizen 1 is a REAL REPUBLICAN..?

            Read my posts. I don’t glorify Republicans; I defend Trump’s policies. It’s convenient for you to ignore the fact that Trump is clearly not a RINO, and has little in common with Moral Majority Republicans of yore, probably because you’re a white-hating racist or something along those lines, and don’t see any distinction between one white guy or another. But the fact is that Trump has more in common with old-school 1970s liberals than with either RINOs or the current crop of violent Antifa-loving Dems.

            >>> Unindicted Citizen 1

            What was that you said? “That’s delusion BS and, deep-down, you know it too.”

    • Exscotticus July 29, 2019 at 6:33 pm #

      Reposting for legibility…

      >>> Democrats tried to stop outsourcing.

      What nonsense! So Dems suddenly became aware of the problem after Trump was elected? After eight years of Obama? After eight years of Clinton?

      Clinton doubled H-1B caps. “Hope and Change” Obama did nothing to decrease them. And Trump…?

      President Donald Trump’s promised crackdown on the H-1B visa had a dramatic impact last year, according to recently released federal data that shows immigration officials denied nearly one out of every four requests for new visas for skilled foreign workers.

      That’s the highest denial rate for new H-1B visa applications in nearly 10 years and almost double the 13 percent rate in the prior fiscal year.

      Meanwhile, companies have already shifted from outsourcing to offshoring, so they can avoid this conversation altogether.

      • capt spaulding July 29, 2019 at 7:54 pm #

        You left “W” off the honor roll. He spent a trillion or so in Iraq, AND ran us into the ground at the same, along with the Republican majority in the House and Senate. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not excusing the Democrats, they’ve done plenty of damage as well.

        • Exscotticus July 29, 2019 at 8:42 pm #

          I agree. You won’t find me defending Bush Senior, Bush Junior, or any other RINO.

          But the attack was against the current adminstration: TRUMP.

          And janet was trying to make the case that Dems care more about American workers than Trump. Even as Dems fight for open borders that undermine American workers.

    • Nightowl July 30, 2019 at 3:45 am #

      Clinton signed NAFTA into law. Reps and Dems alike serve globalism.

      The check from Media Matters is in the mail.

  30. Opie July 29, 2019 at 3:44 pm #

    Anyone else notice the mainstream media suddenly showing multiple attacks on whites by gangs of “teens”! Something we’ve all known for years out here in webworld. Actually showing film. Something big is out, and they want us looking elsewhere.

    • Epicur July 29, 2019 at 4:56 pm #

      Or maybe they’re noticing their loss of revenue as people go elsewhere for their news and entertainment (if there’s a difference). Politicians can pander to the underclass because they can vote, but the media lives off advertising to people with money to spend.

      CNN’s financial troubles are getting their attention. I’ve long ago disconnected from the box although my wife still watches.

      • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2019 at 8:44 pm #

        Opie

        Polar Bear hunting and the knockout game has been around for awhile. The MSM is just catching on apparently after years of actively denying it was happening.

        Guess who the polar bears are, and whos getting knocked out.

        Now guess who the hunters are, and whos doing the knocking out.

        Brh

  31. FincaInTheMountains July 29, 2019 at 4:31 pm #

    An important development of Military Operations on the North American War of the War of the Roses

    Trump fired the head of all US intelligence services and nominated the same congressman, whom I wrote about in a post “Jogging chicken without a head and a Big Bargain”, that he dealt a decisive blow to the interrogation of Mueller = chopped off the chicken’s head.

    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/what-goes-around/#comment-431211

    And this appointment confirms a lot of things, but first of all a connection of Mueller interrogation to Huma Abedin in the above post, her pedophile husband and, accordingly, Jeffrey Epstein and an attempt to Arkancide him on the eve of the Mueller’s interrogation in Congress, since Epstein’s arrest was undoubtedly Trump’s answer to those who tried kill Putin on July 1.

    This is not yet a strategic offensive on the North American front of the War of the Roses, but already reconnaissance in force, which has outgrown into a deep raid on the enemy’s rear.

    • FincaInTheMountains July 29, 2019 at 4:55 pm #

      P.S. An important development of Military Operations on the North American War of the War of the Roses should read as

      An important development of Military Operations on the North American Front of the War of the Roses

      PPS. The post “Running rooster with a severed head and prospect for Russian-American relationships” despite the apparent contradiction, perfectly correlates with the sudden transformation of Russophobe Pompeo into a complete Russophile, and I will definitely write about this transformation tomorrow.

      kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/a-purview-of-dust/#comment-431615

    • abbybwood July 30, 2019 at 12:20 am #

      Thank God the Manhattan jail cell where Epstein is currently being housed (8’x8’ rat and black mold infested hell hole) is being monitored by cameras 24/7 as he is on “suicide watch”.

      My reading was that when his cop cell mate (who murdered four men and buried them on his NY upstate farm) found him, he was in a fetal position and was blubbering crying.

      Epstein, the proven pedophile, who claimed that taking underage girls and having sex with them was tantamount to “stealing a bagel”.

      The international community NEEDS for Epstein to stand trial and for ALL witnesses to be deposed (including former president Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz, among MANY others).

      Let those 24/7 surveillance cameras roll on Epstein and I hope his “next” bail hearing is denied!

  32. tucsonspur July 29, 2019 at 5:01 pm #

    Is murder our new commodity, now being so prevalently home grown that it’s being exported, in this case to Italy?

    Can we grow a futures market in murder? Garlic growers were doing okay under the tariffs, so maybe the Gilroy shootings were carried out by some jealous soybean grower.

    It would be a new ‘Murder, Inc.’ The supply is plentiful, with gigantic opportunities for global growth coming up. Competent, influential, but bloodthirsty lobbyists would be needed to overcome the legal hurdles. Hey, ‘Silk Road’ gave it a try.

    Encrypted murder contracts taken out worldwide and paid for with hit coin.

    • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2019 at 6:28 pm #

      TS

      If only we could resurrect Legs Diamond and Dutch Schultz, clean out the Bronx and Brooklyn like in days of yore,

      The speakeasy is now a hipster bar selling craft beer and fruit drinks. Legs stashed a Chicago typewriter (a tommy gun) in the backroom of this joint back in ’28. He wanted it back.

      “Hey Mack”, said Legs to the bartender, a Brooklyn hipster wearing skinny jeans, sneakers, earrings and a manbun. “I stashed a gat in the backroom, is it still there”.

      “A gat”?, asked the hipster, puzzled.

      “Yeah, my Thompson”, said Legs.,

      “We’ve only been open 2 weeks”, said the bartender.

      “Give us two beers”, says Dutch.

      “That’ll be $20” says the bartender.

      Dutch was shocked, an Andy Jackson for two brews? Should be two bits. Its highway robbery! Dutch gives a sideglance to Legs and they draw their S&W .38s from their vests and start squeezing off rounds in the direction of the hipster bartender. They leave the bar and start walking toward Brooklyn Bridge, looking for the old gang.

      Brh

  33. elysianfield July 29, 2019 at 5:58 pm #

    FRED AIN’T DEAD….

    He is now posting, almost weekly, at the Unz Review;

    unz.com/freed/democrats-for-trump-2020/

    As usual, this should bring tears to your tired eyes….

    • FincaInTheMountains July 29, 2019 at 6:27 pm #

      A bunch of meaningless words heaped on top of each other in some mind-boggling semantic salto-mortale. And he thinks that he’s so smarter than the President.

      You find it amusing?

      • Majella July 29, 2019 at 7:50 pm #

        That’s rich, Finca, given your continuously posting of “bunches of meaningless words heaped on top of each other in some mind-boggling semantic salto-mortale.”

        • goldpen July 29, 2019 at 8:36 pm #

          Heh..heh..heh. Yep.

        • CancelMyCard July 29, 2019 at 9:11 pm #

          He is an amazing wacko, no?

          Simply an amazing wacko.

          • Majella July 29, 2019 at 10:17 pm #

            Probably…I don’t think I’ve ever had the necessary energy to get to the END of any one of his posts.

            They read like so many Conspiracy website posts, with an unstated underlying assumption that you, the Reader, already ‘know’ what they’re on about (wink, wink) when in fact it’s all freaking double-dutch.

          • malthuss July 30, 2019 at 12:38 am #

            Majella,

            I could never relate to FOE the way I can relate to JHK and the comment section here.

            I never got him.

          • Majella July 30, 2019 at 4:02 am #

            Sorry, Malthus -who is ‘FOE’ ?

          • Epicur July 30, 2019 at 8:32 am #

            “…who is ‘FOE’ ?”

            Fred On Everything, Fred Reed’s blog.

        • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 1:17 pm #

          A semitic salto mortale. He’s one of yours….

          He chooses a very different line of attack is all. You should be more tolerant.

      • Majella July 29, 2019 at 7:52 pm #

        ..and BTW, most people are smarter than THIS joke president, (with some notable exceptions on this site)

        • goldpen July 29, 2019 at 8:40 pm #

          But…but….but he went to Wharton!

          (Yes notable exceptions on this site are certainly noted).

          • Majella July 29, 2019 at 10:14 pm #

            Yes, Wharton!!!

            Back in the 60’s when all you needed was a rich daddy and a pulse to get in.

            And then he claimed to be top of his class. Wow…let’s see his transcripts!

          • Nightowl July 30, 2019 at 3:50 am #

            A simple list of Trump’s accomplishments has you butthurt enough to post on the subject over multiple topics.

            I love it. Gamma male.

          • Majella July 30, 2019 at 4:03 am #

            Post it, Nightowl. That’s you dared.

          • goldpen July 30, 2019 at 7:21 am #

            I’m butthurt Nightowl. Oh methinks you project too much. I was simply having fun making fun of your cult hero. You are the one who gets his panties twisted up when anyone does that. You precious widdle Trump snowflake. Trumpflake. Should I give trigger warnings for you precious?

        • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 8:22 am #

          To you and the MSM Trump is just some shit talking, vulgar, bigoted idiot. Yet his enemies are now falling into the traps they laid for him. If he’s an idiot, he’s at least a lucky one with God on his side.

          • Nightowl July 30, 2019 at 10:18 am #

            They can’t think beyond Trump’s tweets — which are carefully crafted to bait rubes.

          • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 11:33 am #

            I saw one of the Trump haters on this site was criticizing him for using all capital letters in some of his tweets. Do you think Mr. Nadler, if he has the time between meals, will add that to the articles of impeachment?

      • CancelMyCard July 29, 2019 at 9:10 pm #

        Finc,

        You are OFF YOUR MEDS one more night!!

        Please take them every 4 hours as your psychiatrist ordered.

        Your Mother and Sister have implored you to follow the routine!

        Take your Meds Now!!

      • elysianfield July 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

        Kamaraden Finc!

        …Yes, I do find Fred amusing…and regularly so. His prose probably just doesn’t translate well into your mother tongue…

        Smarter than the President? Who knows? Maybe. What I can offer on the subject is that Fred’s observations on the social order seem to be in sync with mine…and I find his posts entertaining.

        .

    • Majella July 29, 2019 at 6:35 pm #

      Wow! Thanks EF. Never heard of this guy…

      “the Great Double-Wide on Pennsylvania Avenue”…!

      • Epicur July 30, 2019 at 8:42 am #

        To appreciate Fred you need to go to his blog and check out his archives from about 10 years back and more, when he was living in the US and still active and somewhat healthy. He is now almost blind, living in Mexico with a Mexican wife (whose point of view seems to have “mellowed” him), and struggling a bit.

        He still comes out with some perceptive points, but has lost his edge and his focus.

        • Majella July 30, 2019 at 6:08 pm #

          Ah, right…Fred Reed. I recall his writing a eulogy to my first & favorite American Redneck Liberal, Joe Bageant (RIP 2011).

          joebageant.wordpress.com/

          joebageant.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/joe-bageant-bageant-moves-on-by-fred-reed/

          Fred explained:
          “Most who have heard of him have done so through his books, Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War, and Rainbow Pie: A Redneck Memoir. Deer Hunting is a curious work, a sleeper, that you can read the first time without noticing that it deserves a high place in American letters. He tells of that huge class of unnoticed people in America, the white underclass of a thousand small towns and countryscapes, of Winchester, Virginia where he lived and by implication to Waldorf, Maryland and King George, Virginia and, well, all over the Carolinas and the Cumberland Plateau and … everywhere. America thinks it is a middle-class country. It isn’t. Joe knew.”

          Joe Bageant was a great American and an awesome writer. His essays are archived (coldtype.net/joe.html).

          Classics like “Waltzing at the Doomsday Ball: Capitalism is dead but we still dace with the corpse.”

          (coldtype.net/Assets.10/Pdfs/0710.Joe.Doomsday.pdf)

          • Majella July 30, 2019 at 6:27 pm #

            I think I’d know how Joe, a committed liberal – who was for unions, free healthcare, fair wages & community equality – would take Trump: he’d admire the fact that he so effectively (if accidentally) exploited the ‘deplorables’ (which Joe would have most certainly seen himself among) but be pretty pissed off that he (Trump) is all piss & wind.

            Here’s one essay for the hmuller, Nightowl, Tate, JohnAZ & Exscotticus cabal – his take on the Democratic Party:
            “Pissing in the Liberal Punch Bowl Again”

            “Saw the talking heads today, speaking the priestly tongue. Saw them nodding seriously, using words like ‘gravitas’ and a few others that originated in the bosom of Americana.
            Heard one of the newly elected basically state that things would be business as usual, don’t expect a lot of changes. Rather scornfully and testily the idea of impeaching W was dismissed. Well, why the hell not? No answer, just the satisfied, mildly contemptuous smile. Oh, yes, and there’ll be a lot of ‘bipartisan’ things going on.”
            – Key Bugle, Internet denizen, retired army sergeant

            coldtype.net/Assets.07/Essays/0107.JoePunch.pdf

          • Tate July 31, 2019 at 1:54 am #

            Cabal? LOL.

            There is no blindness like the blindness of an ideological zealot.

          • Exscotticus July 31, 2019 at 11:16 am #

            Achtung! Members of “the cabal” will be meeting at the coffee shop at fifteen forty-five. Be there or be shot!

          • Tate July 31, 2019 at 11:33 am #

            Yavol! Herr Commandant. There ve vill coordinate our activities for the coming JHK post.

    • abbybwood July 30, 2019 at 12:40 am #

      It isn’t that some Democrats (and many Independents) will be voting FOR Trump.

      They will be voting (as they did in 2016) AGAINST any Democrat!

      After the Durham investigation comes out, it will become crystal clear to the American voters which party is the most corrupt.

      The DNC needs a MAJOR overhaul or the party needs to just go bye-bye.

      Good riddance!

      • Nightowl July 30, 2019 at 10:34 am #

        Trump already pulled in a good portion of the Bernie block in 2016, right after Bernie exposed himself as a fraud. I almost voted for that hack, too.

        Trump will pull in even more indy support this time around.

        • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 11:41 am #

          It’s astounding to me to view the field of Democratic hopefuls and see such a clown show of freaks, brainless zombies, and old-school grifters. Where is the intelligence, the leadership, the charisma?

  34. malthuss July 29, 2019 at 6:35 pm #

    Dominic Demarco 1 week ago
    The dad realized the day is here that
    his daughter is marrying a black guy and almost drops dead.

    Then he takes the medicine to get numb/high and everything is ok
    lol. Funniest commercial eve

    youtube.com/watch?v=ncjfF4iVgFg

    • malthuss July 29, 2019 at 6:38 pm #

      jawtek82 jawtek821 month ago

      Every other TV commercial comes with a mudshark

  35. Pucker July 29, 2019 at 7:04 pm #

    Magellan, who was Portuguese, basically defected to Spain. King Manuel of Portugal was always shafting Magellan. Magellan couldn’t take it any more, so Magellan grabbed all of the top secret Portuguese nautical maps and then defected to Spain. What can you do?

    Those were the days.

    Magellan to King Charles of Spain: “You’ll give me 5% of anything in the world that I discover?”

    King Charles: “If it’ll help to make me the next king of the Holy Roman Empire, then sure…why-the-Hell not?”

    Have you ever considered “Defecting”?

    I think that this question together with my photo would make a great road side Billboard somewhere?

    Laurence Bergreen
    Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

    • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2019 at 7:38 pm #

      Thats Ok. Columbus wanted for his family members to be appointed governors of the western hemisphere, in perpituity, till the end of time. The King said sure, I can do that. So Columbus dropped off his brother in what is now Haiti, with 100 colonists. When he returned 2 years later they had disappeared without a trace, the first lost colony.

      Brh

      • elysianfield July 30, 2019 at 12:05 pm #

        . When he returned 2 years later they had disappeared without a trace…

        BRH,
        …Yum….

    • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

      I remember learning in first grade that Magellan “circumcised the world”, and wondering about that.

      • elysianfield July 30, 2019 at 10:34 pm #

        “I remember learning in first grade that Magellan “circumcised the world”, and wondering about that.”

        hmuller,
        And Moses circumnavigated it, also….

  36. Pucker July 29, 2019 at 7:15 pm #

    “The Technological Society” by Jacques Ellul.

    Some Algorithm just sent me this message:

    “Hi Pucker

    We’re pleased to let you know that your order is winging its way to you, and is due for delivery according to the times below. “

    There’s talk that they’ll start using drones that will buzz down over you while you’re drinking iced tea in a lawn chair in your backyard and then drop the book in front of you, take your picture, and then fly away. That’ll be really annoying. I’m surprised that more people don’t “Lose It”.

  37. deetrump July 29, 2019 at 7:23 pm #

    “What nonsense! So Dems suddenly became aware of the problem after Trump was elected? After eight years of Obama? After eight years of Clinton?” –Ex

    You are saying Dems started it? That completely misses my point.

    In 2017 Dems tried to stop outsourcing by following Criminal Trump’s America First principles. The Republicans voted for outsourcing.

    Show me one vote in recent history (last 40 years, since Reagan) when Republicans ever tried to stop outsourcing. If you can’t link to a Republican vote against outsourcing, it didn’t happen. When did Republicans ever vote to level the playing field between small business and outsourced multinationals?

    Trump was mouthing the words “America First” in 2017 and Dems made him eat those words. I say to Criminal Trump: put up or shut up. Your words mean nothing. Where is your legislation?

    • Exscotticus July 29, 2019 at 7:54 pm #

      >>> You are saying Dems started it?

      Nope. I’m saying Dems increased it under Clinton, and did nothing about it under Obama. And for two of Obama’s years, Dems controlled Congress and the Exec, and could have pushed through any legislation they wanted (which is how Obamacare became law without a single Republican vote).

      Of course RINOs support outsourcing. When did I ever say otherwise?

      I already posted proof that H-1B denial rates are soaring under Trump. Want more? And more? And more?

      Don’t even try to push the ridiculous narrative that Trump isn’t trying. He’s succeeding despite the fact that the House only seems to want to embarrass itself with more collusion nonsense.

      • capt spaulding July 29, 2019 at 8:07 pm #

        Yup, Trump’s a financial genius alright. Six bankruptcies. How do you bankrupt a casino?

        • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2019 at 8:48 pm #

          About a half dozen casinos went bankrupt in Atlantic City in the past 10 years or so.

          • njguy73 July 31, 2019 at 2:24 am #

            Once gambling was legalized in Pennsylvania, it was the kiss of death for AC. I should know. I have family in South Jersey who have seen the decline in job opportunities brought on by the closing of AC casinos.

        • Exscotticus July 29, 2019 at 8:49 pm #

          >>> How do you bankrupt a casino?

          You tell me.

          Is attacking Trump’s personal life as a citizen all you’ve got? You do realize he’s been Prez for several years now. Maybe focus your attention there?

          • capt spaulding July 30, 2019 at 11:56 am #

            Trump is the antithesis of what I expect in a president. Unfortunately, none of them have met my expectations lately. Trump presents a real danger to our Democracy in my view, and is a clear sign of the continuing downward spiral of our country as we wend our way towards collapse. Face it, The country is corrupt at both ends of the spectrum, and the one percenters are gonna squeeze us dry and leave us to pick shit with the chickens.

          • elysianfield July 30, 2019 at 12:08 pm #

            “How do you bankrupt a casino?”

            Ex,
            Probably by failing to control the skim. The Casino is in New Jersey? Probably those fucking Mormon’s….

        • tucsonspur July 29, 2019 at 9:12 pm #

          Skim it.

      • Majella July 29, 2019 at 10:27 pm #

        “And for two of Obama’s years, Dems controlled Congress and the Exec, and could have pushed through any legislation they wanted”

        Now, substitute ‘Trump’ for ‘Obama’ & ‘GOPhers’ for ‘Dems’, and explain to me why there’s no ‘great beautiful WALL’, no ‘beautiful, wonderful healthcare for EVERYBODY and cheaper!’ (to name a couple of the most obvious FAILS of this Clown President)?

        • Exscotticus July 30, 2019 at 10:25 am #

          >>> and explain to me why there’s no ‘great beautiful WALL

          That’s easy: Dems, RINOs, and liberal judges. From 2017-2018, Republicans controlled the Senate in name only, as there were several Senators who were ideologically liberal and opposed the wall, including Susan Collins and Jeff Flake. Also recall that Trump did everything he could—even to the point of shutting down the government, the longest such shutdown in American history.

          But don’t you worry, janet! SCOTUS has slapped down the barriers and the wall is being built.

  38. Pucker July 29, 2019 at 7:33 pm #

    My Brother’s big philosophical question growing up was: Why don’t people shoot at the Goodyear Blimp?

    Footnote: It was common for the Goodyear blimp to show up for football games.

    It was a common knee jerk reaction of the Natives when they first saw the ships of the early Explorers, like Magellan, Cortes, Captain Cook, etc., to run out and shoot arrows, Spears, darts and other projectiles at the invaders. The Natives would have also fired lethal projectiles at the Goodyear Blimp, if it had showed up over their villages with it’s big annoying flashing advertising sign. If you really want to fuck up the Natives, then give ‘em TV.

    • Exscotticus July 29, 2019 at 8:52 pm #

      Blimps? My god don’t give AOC any ideas…

  39. Pucker July 29, 2019 at 7:37 pm #

    “It’s nothing. It’s nothing.”

    – Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 7:38 pm #

      It is only a scratch. But tomorrow I will be a grave man.

      Mercutio

      • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 3:52 pm #

        Leave the gun, take the cannoli. – Clemenza

  40. Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 7:38 pm #

    Trump finally mentioned Whites in a tweet saying, Al Sharpton is a con man. Hates Whites and Cops.

    We’re the Cop Race. All this shit about King Elijah and his rat infested district is pure Gold for our Cause. Apparently the Group Mind is again going to vote for Trump. Anglin has been promised Kathy Zhu if he can get Trump in office again. The ultimate Asian Waifu Doll.

    Who am I to stand against the Group Mind? Yes, we’re going to be taken for a ride and then dumped out just like last time. But America will be the weaker and Whites the wiser after it’s all over with. And Blacks and Browns the angrier. All very good. What is toppling can be pushed…..

  41. Robert White July 29, 2019 at 7:38 pm #

    I have to fully agree with this week’s foreboding outlook on our shared economic future. The great deflation of the Greenspan Put asset inflation era of profligate spending & debt accumulation has finally flipped to deflation and likely rupture of the $1.8 quadrillion dollar USD dark pool derivatives universe will unequivocally implode the entire Western empire of Fractional Reserve Banking.

    Life will most assuredly not be as we have it now. Each week I am starting to realize that you are getting ever closer to being completely correct in your hypothesis, Jim.

    I understand you better each week now. It took a while but I’m starting to think we are fairly likeminded now.

    RW

  42. zone45 July 29, 2019 at 8:02 pm #

    Money. It is the transfer of energy. Money is meant to be spent.
    Go shopping, treat yourself to a good meal. Tip the waiter.
    Enjoy the fact that you have lived another day.
    Stop the worry about things which you can not control.
    Live for the day. Get a few moments of joy into your sorry lives.

    • tucsonspur July 29, 2019 at 8:44 pm #

      High velocity energy. I can dig it. They say living well is the best revenge.

      youtube.com/watch?v=hnFZsrs32Co

      • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2019 at 8:52 pm #

        Soubds like the Gin Blossoms’ from about 20 years ago.

        • tucsonspur July 29, 2019 at 9:13 pm #

          Don’t get ’em!

          • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2019 at 10:21 pm #

            No, the band. I think they were from Arizona actually. Sounded like The Grassroots.

        • njguy73 July 31, 2019 at 2:28 am #

          “The past is gone, but something might be found to take its place.”

      • BornToKillPeace July 30, 2019 at 11:46 pm #

        BackRowHeckler,

        Grassroots – “Let’s Live For Today”, has always been a guilty pleasure of mine.
        I have a memory revolving around this song that could likely be one of my last thoughts before departing this mortal coil.
        youtube.com/watch?v=G5NtzB-voZo

        • BornToKillPeace July 31, 2019 at 12:01 am #

          *Live for Today AND plan for the future to the best of one’s abilities.

  43. Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 8:34 pm #

    The news readers shake their heads in amazement as they read how Trump called Cummings a racist. Does he know that only Whites can be racist? Doesn’t he watch “the news”?

    • tucsonspur July 29, 2019 at 8:55 pm #

      Never have I seen this steadfastness in telling it like it is. Do not backtrack. Double, triple, quadruple down and more. Fire the arrows, stick ’em with their own spears. Make up for the lost years.

      Hail the Mighty Trump! Generalissimo of Gotham!

      • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 2:50 am #

        Yes! No apologies, no retreats! And Joyless Behar was quick to say its impossible for Black people to be racist. I wonder if her opinion would change if she broke down in the Fairfield neighborhood of Baltimore at night?

        • capt spaulding July 30, 2019 at 11:59 am #

          Every race is capable of racism. No exceptions.

          • elysianfield July 30, 2019 at 12:12 pm #

            “Every race is capable of racism.”

            Captain,
            …Not capable, culpable.

          • SoftStarLight July 31, 2019 at 1:01 am #

            Yes, I agree with you. A certain level of racism is natural and expected. The problem is that healthy racism is forbidden for Whites but encouraged essentially for all others complete with special months of cultural celebration and ethnic pride. And non-Whites are allowed to form exclusive social groups and associations. So I would say non-Whites tend to be more racist even though racism is a White people thing according to the “experts”.

  44. Janos Skorenzy July 29, 2019 at 8:45 pm #

    If only Whites can be racist, then that is putting Non-White above us morally speaking in an all important way – since “racism” is the primal sin. In other words, Whites are spiritually fallen but others are not. In case you don’t realize it, this bodes very ill for the future, setting us up for some future genocide.

    Challenge non-Whites on this: If Whites are Evil, why do they want to live with us, work with us, or even hang out with us. What does that say about them?

    • goldpen July 29, 2019 at 9:07 pm #

      Yeah I remember a hit dance pop song when I was in Junior High in the late 70s. It went like this….

      “Won’t you take me to….Honky Town! Won’t you take me to Honky Town! Won’t you take me to….Honky Town”

      • hmuller July 29, 2019 at 9:18 pm #

        I remember the version sung by “Jesse and The Blood Stained Shirts” – Won’t you take me to Haimy Town

        (You have to be really old to get that joke.)

        • goldpen July 29, 2019 at 9:33 pm #

          I get it!

          Jesse Jackson.

          Blood stained shirt in Memphis, which he waved constantly back in the day.

          Then the notorious line from him, “It’s so good to be back in Haimy Town” when he was giving an address in NYC.

          (I think he said Columbia Jewniversity too…Lol…)

          • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 8:26 am #

            The man really had a gift for puns. But since he was Black, we all laughed, and he brought us closer together. (Bull Shit)

          • goldpen July 30, 2019 at 11:17 am #

            Throughout the 90s I listened to Rush almost daily. (He was a lot more fun then). And one of the things Rush did was to pronounce words exactly the same way Jesse did in order to not be a racist. Lol…

            For example, Jesse pronounced Cuomo “Coomo”, so anytime Mario Coumo was in the news Rush would say “Mario Coomo”.

            I think he also at times called NYC “Haimy Town” explaining that is what Jesse Jackson calls it so it would be racist to not follow his lead.

            Good times…..Good times. And yes we were all coming together, and it lasted until Obama came and effed it all up. You know since he was never truly “down with the struggle” or “authentically black”.

            Hey, those are Jesse’s accusations. It would be racist of me not to agree. (Sharpton’s too).

          • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 11:44 am #

            It’s interesting to note there are no slaves in Obama’s family tree, just slave traders.

          • goldpen July 30, 2019 at 12:03 pm #

            Oh….remember the guy who wrote the column in the LA Times referring to Obama as “sort of a Magic Negro”? If memory serves that author was himself black, but he still caught hell. Oh my gawd that was hilarious.

            Yes it is interesting that there are no slaves in Obama’s family tree. Only slave traders. To go even a full step further I doubt that Obama is actually African at all.

            Check this out:

            americanthinker.com/articles/2014/01/barack_hussein_soebarkah.html

            youtube.com/watch?v=Xck4t1jVnAQ

          • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 11:26 pm #

            Remember’s Rush’s song, “Barack the Magic Negro”? To the tune of Puff the Magic Dragon.

        • goldpen July 31, 2019 at 1:12 pm #

          Yes I do remember that song. Hilarious.

    • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 2:39 am #

      Yes, and why do all the refugees in the world basically want to migrate to White countries? All of their propositions need to be challenged. Another good one. If Whites are so racist why do White-majority countries lead the way in terms of diversity and enforcement of anti-discrimination laws? Even when these things are to the detriment of Whites. And I agree with you that they are trying to lay the philosophical groundwork for eventual “actions”.

      • Majella July 30, 2019 at 4:10 am #

        SSL – you’ve reverted to dumb with questions that your own historical posts reveal your ‘truths’ on.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

        Yes, we must resist defamation NOW – before it become critical.

    • Majella July 30, 2019 at 4:07 am #

      Ha! Janos, YOU don’t want to do any of those things.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

        I want a White Republic just as you adore the Jewish Republic of Israel. If Blacks, Browns, Yellows, and Jews all get to have their own Nation or Nations, why not Whites?

        Unless we’re uniquely evil as per my original point. Court. Ball. Your.

        • Majella July 30, 2019 at 6:51 pm #

          Why do you purport that I ‘love the Jewish Republic of Israel’? You’re imagining things, Janos.

          I do not think white people are ‘uniquely evil’. I am entirely white myself. But – I have no time for your (and SSL’s ) view that being White (with the capital W) makes you superior to anyone else.

          • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 11:27 pm #

            You deny being Jewish?

            I capitalize Black and Brown too. Sorry, wrong again. You’re good at that, being wrong that is.

  45. tucsonspur July 29, 2019 at 9:24 pm #

    My favorite casino is that Oriental one, Sum Dum Luck.

    • hmuller July 29, 2019 at 9:50 pm #

      I remember – Casino of the Sun. When I lived near Tucson and relatives from Germany would visit, I’d take them there and tell them it was Las Vegas. “yeah the place has been greatly overrated”.

      Beats driving 500 miles to the real one.

      The Lavender Pit quarry in Bizbee, told them it was the Grand Canyon.

      • Majella July 29, 2019 at 11:10 pm #

        *lololol!!!!!!!!!!!!* and above a few posts, you were claiming to have “The Truth”, hmuller.

        Turns out, according to this post, that you’re actually liar of convenience, particularly when you can dupe a mug who doesn’t know any better. Worse yet, you’ll do it to FAMILY!

        • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 8:28 am #

          Hey, they were stupid. They had it coming.

      • tucsonspur July 30, 2019 at 2:45 am #

        Hope you enjoyed it, you cad. Bisbee is nice. Higher up. Does sound like a Z, doesn’t it?

        It sure is a small world and getting much, much smaller.

    • elysianfield July 30, 2019 at 10:40 pm #

      Tucson,
      I heard the food service there is run by Sum Yung Gy….

  46. BackRowHeckler July 29, 2019 at 9:29 pm #

    DC is not too far from Baltimore; these Dem pols claiming Trump is a racist and Baltimore is a nice place … need to pile in a few cars and drive up to Baltimore City, the inner city, for a night on the town. Stroll around, linger, have a few drinks, dinner, take in a show, visit the house Poe lived in, Menken, Fitzgerald … let us know how the night went. One caveat: your security details need to stay back in DC. You are on your own, Big Dem Pols, soaking in the ghetto ambiance.

    Brh

    • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 2:27 am #

      Ah but Brh, those Big Dem Pols don’t mix with common folk! Unless of course there is an opportunity for a photo op. They would rather stay in DC and talk about how bad things are and how their jobs are so hard and how the Orange One is such a meanie because he says words.

  47. wm5135 July 29, 2019 at 9:42 pm #

    A catastrophic failure is a sudden and total failure from which recovery is impossible. Wikipedia

    I don’t think the overpass can support one more ignorant, beligerant ego centric sphincter. The FOMC tea leaf readers will do their best to put a few more of the exceptional on the overpass tomorrow.

    far too many mistake ambition for intelligence, thievery for success

    What Mr. Trump excels at is knowing the willingness of the population to be corrupt and how low the cost is due to supply and demand. The ability to combine the talents of Manson and Bundy into the world view of Bernays. Yet, hope springs eternal.

    • Majella July 29, 2019 at 11:15 pm #

      Hmm. OKay – maybe Trump IS smarter than he looks. When put that way, “excels at knowing the willingness of the population to be corrupt and how low the cost is”… That rings true. It also proves the old saw ‘takes one to know one’.

      His corruption reminds me of:

      youtube.com/watch?v=S4m848bh1iY

  48. Pucker July 29, 2019 at 9:58 pm #

    I believe that Robert Mueller didn’t know what was in “The Report” like I believe that the Earth is flat.

    I believe that Robert Mueller didn’t know what was in “The Report” like I believe that some person’s farts smell good.

    I believe that Robert Mueller didn’t know what was in “The Report” like I believe that on 9-11 Building Number 7 fell into it’s footprint at free fall speed because of a fire that occurred in a separate and different building.

    • CancelMyCard July 29, 2019 at 10:15 pm #

      What you probably don’t know is that Robert Mueller’s 3rd cousin (twice removed) is married to a friend of the brother-in-law of the guy who wired thermite charges in Bldg. 7 about 3 weeks before 9-11.

      Betcha you weren’t aware of that, were you??

      • deetrump July 29, 2019 at 11:01 pm #

        Can you provide a name and address? I would like to visit him.

        Since you “know” the guy who wired the thermite is the cousin of a friend of a brother in law I’m sure the authorities would like to know. Have you contacted them? Or are you just repeating fake news which always suggests rumors instead of providing concrete details like names and addresses?

        • Epicur July 30, 2019 at 8:53 am #

          “Or are you just repeating fake news which always suggests rumors instead of providing concrete details like names and addresses?”

          You forgot the “/sarc” tag, CMC.

          • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

            If deetrump can’t recognize CMC’s statement as sarcasm, we may be dealing with some form of artificial intelligence. What a breakthrough for the Trump bashers; no more paying unemployed English majors to fan out over the web.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 2:25 am #

        It’s said that everyone is within seven “moves” of everyone else. Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.

      • Epicur July 30, 2019 at 8:51 am #

        You left out that it was the super-powerful “nano-thermite”, the regular stuff couldn’t do the job.

        • Epicur July 30, 2019 at 8:54 am #

          /sarc (heh, hoist on my own petard)

  49. deetrump July 29, 2019 at 10:24 pm #

    CRIMINAL TRUMP tweeted:

    “Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded..”
    4:50 AM – 9 Jul 2017 –Criminal Trump tweet

    THINGS TO COME often flow from things discussed between Putin and Trump. As the Senate Intelligence bipartisan committee said: all 50 state election systems have been under attack from Russia. Breaches were successful in 21 states. Voter data was compromised. The Senate Committee does not know with confidence what Moscow’s intentions are, but Russia may have been probing vulnerabilities in voting systems to exploit later. That would be THINGS TO COME in 2020.

    Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence United States Senate on Russian Active Measures Campaigns and Interference in the 2016 U.S. Election

    intelligence.senate.gov/publications/reports

      • goldpen July 30, 2019 at 8:04 am #

        Yeah she’s a real piece of work. In addition to her ethics problems it’s looking more likely to me that she did indeed marry her brother so he could more easily establish residency in the US, although she denies it of course. So she divorced her first husband….married brother….had another kid with first husband while still married to brother….then divorced brother…..remarried first husband. And now she is divorcing husband again.

        No wonder Pelosi wants to make this gal go away. She’s a real charmer to mainstream Americans. Towel on head and everything. Yeah.

        • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 11:53 am #

          It’s like fate and the universe is helping Trump with people like Omar becoming the poster girls of the new Democratic Party.

        • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 1:34 pm #

          Yes, and I never thought ever that there would be a Towelhead in Congress but here we are. It is looking like she has been involved in some fraudulent schemes but there is no rush at all to get to the bottom of anything. The lamestream is not even discussing it as far as I know. According to our betters, when you are Brown and hate America you are a hero. And they have already made it clear they believe that all means justify the end of bringing down the Orange One. Just like Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell have strong ties with the Chinese Communists but does anyone seem to care?

  50. Pucker July 29, 2019 at 10:55 pm #

    What do you think of “militarism run stark mad”?

    “Across the Atlantic in the United States, yet another killing of people no one had ever heard of in a place no one had ever heard of could hardly have seemed less important. President Woodrow Wilson had only somewhat more interest in European affairs than most of his fellow citizens, though he was inclined to believe that he might be the man to enlighten the Old World and save it from its foolish ways. During the summer his personal emissary, a Texan who styled himself “Colonel” Edward House despite never having served in any military capacity, spent two months visiting the capitals of the great powers and conferring with some of their most important men. “My purpose,” House confided to his diary, perhaps somewhat smugly, “was to plant the seeds of peace.” What he found, he reported to Wilson, was “militarism run stark mad. Unless someone acting for you [it is not difficult to guess who he thought that someone might be] can bring about a different understanding, there is some day to be an awful cataclysm.”

    G. J. Meyer
    A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918

    • deetrump July 29, 2019 at 11:06 pm #

      “there is some day to be an awful cataclysm” –Edward House

      This was said over 100 years ago? And it has been repeated weekly as the Long Emergency for the last 20 years (since Y2K).

      Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

      • Exscotticus July 29, 2019 at 11:34 pm #

        Funny thing about history…

        In the short term, among the living, a prediction that’s off by decades is a failure. But in the long term, those looking back into the past won’t even be able to measure this offset, let alone care that the prediction wasn’t spot on. What’s 10, 20, 30 years in the context of thousands or millions or more?

        Moses predicted a great flood. But he was off by 30 years. FAIL!

        • deetrump July 30, 2019 at 12:32 am #

          It has been a century since Edward House made his prediction. “Among the living” a century can be regarded as a statistically significant error.

          • Pucker July 30, 2019 at 12:45 am #

            Aren’t you forgetting WWI?

          • deetrump July 30, 2019 at 12:59 am #

            “there is some day to be an awful cataclysm.” –Edward House

            “Moses predicted a great flood.” –Ex

            “Aren’t you forgetting WWI?” –Pucker

            Cataclysm comes from the Greek word kataklysmos, which means “a deluge or flood.” So saying something was “a disaster of cataclysmic proportions” is particularly apt when you’re talking about a tsunami. World War I was neither a flood nor a tsunami.

          • Pucker July 30, 2019 at 1:59 am #

            What?

          • Pucker July 30, 2019 at 2:17 am #

            I don’t think that most reasonable people would differ on the issue of whether WWI was a major cataclysm….

          • goldpen July 30, 2019 at 7:58 am #

            All I know is that Ed House was a horrible man. A real turd in the bowl.

          • Exscotticus July 30, 2019 at 11:23 am #

            >>> “Among the living” a century can be regarded as a statistically significant error.

            Isn’t that exactly what I said? But whether it’s 30 or 100 you seem to have missed my point. Future historians will likely overlook this discrepency if the predictions are detailed and specific and nonobvious and ultimately prescient.

            Kunstler’s predictions have not come to pass, either. Not yet. Hopefully not ever. But if they do, historians are not going to say he failed because his predictions were off by some decades.

          • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 4:13 pm #

            I’m still trying to figure out how Moses got associated with the flood instead of Noah. Am I experiencing the Mandela Effect?

          • Exscotticus July 30, 2019 at 6:11 pm #

            >>> I’m still trying to figure out how Moses got associated with the flood instead of Noah.

            LOL. My mistake. I meant to say Noah.

  51. Pucker July 29, 2019 at 11:22 pm #

    What do you think about blokes in their late 20’s who play violent video games on their smartphones on the subway and on their way to work?

  52. wwg1wga July 30, 2019 at 12:36 am #

    Store of value.
    got-truth.com/docs/Store%20of%20value.pdf

    #oathkeepers #QArmy #WWG1WGA

    Q.

  53. Pucker July 30, 2019 at 12:52 am #

    They’re crazy….

    It’s like the movie “Nightcrawler”.

    paulcraigroberts.org/2019/07/25/the-crazed-unrealistic-democrats-now-comprise-the-greatest-threat-to…

  54. DrGonzo July 30, 2019 at 1:09 am #

    Yawn. Another JHK ‘The End is About Six Months Away” rant. Boy, I’ve never seen that before. Except for every rant he’s posted for the last 15 years.

    • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 1:45 am #

      Well your not thinking deeply enough about it then. There are so many signs of civilizational decline that one cannot ignore them except willfully. The trend is very real. No one knows the hour for sure. But the time is getting very short. So why are you here?

    • Majella July 30, 2019 at 4:18 am #

      No DR Gonzo…he’s taken MONTHS off to excoriate anyone not seeing Trump as an innocent picked upon bystander instead of the outrageous fraud he is.

      • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 11:25 am #

        Wow! It’s his schedule and prerogative not yours. Who do you think you are?

    • Nightowl July 30, 2019 at 10:23 am #

      The fall of an empire takes time. There are plenty of signs that things are not sustainable.

    • toktomi July 31, 2019 at 2:53 am #

      When you are tone-deaf all the music sounds the same, so to speak.

      I doubt that there are many folks hereabouts that have any interest in your atrophied perceptual abilities.

      I could be wrong.

      ~toktomi~

  55. SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 1:37 am #

    I don’t really see what the big deal is or what the fuss is all about with Trump’s Baltimore tweets. It’s sad but its true and it’s not just Baltimore. Many of our cities have large areas that are rat infested, plague infested, third world no go zones of death. Chicago is more dangerous that Afghanistan. 48 shot just this weekend and 8 dead so far. Baltimore is just as dangerous as Central America. San Francisco is becoming one giant public bathroom and Los Angeles could be ground zero for the 21st century Black Death. It seems a bit strange that many of our cities have already been in Progressive hands for decades but there seems to be a dearth of progress to go around. Sounds like a familiar story that has already unfolded in the interior and in many cases because Conservatives embraced globalism, offshoring, etc. So you have a rapidly deteriorating country and an inadequate (at best) political response. It really is a recipe for revolutionary change.

    • FincaInTheMountains July 30, 2019 at 2:47 am #

      You are up against the Amalek reincarnated in a female body.

      kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/what-goes-around/#comment-431310

      • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 2:55 am #

        No! I am not reading an essay. Tell me what you mean. I thought Amalek was a king of the Amalekites. The Amalekites were defeated by the Hebrews. So you are saying Amalek is back?

        • FincaInTheMountains July 30, 2019 at 3:07 am #

          As soon as Moses brought Jews out of Egypt, that is, before they could turn from a crowd of runaways slaves into a people, they were attacked by the people of Amalek, the grandson of Esau, in order to solve the Jewish question proactively, even before the Jewish people as such (Ex. 17:8).

          In this regard, the commandment to Israel “remember what Amalek did to you” arose.

          It was this commandment that King Saul violated, capturing King Agag the Amalekites and capturing many trophies during a punitive expedition against his subjects, instead of just killing them.

          It was the refusal to destroy the people of Amalek from man to cattle, thereby angered the Almighty, who promised the Jews His help in the fight against Amalek, including promising to personally fight against Amalek, and this promise cannot but remind of the Apocalypse and Armageddon.

          • Majella July 30, 2019 at 4:20 am #

            Religious nutjob.

          • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 11:00 am #

            Ok I think I understand what you are saying. This is a different form of exhortation for obedience and devotion. In this situation a certain someone is presenting themselves as an Amalek. In total opposition to the will of God and His Law. So when it comes to the latter days Amalek can be considered to be the spirit of the Anti-Christ no? And believers must not give in and attempt to tolerate and reconcile with the spirit of the Anti-Christ in the way the Hebrews did with the Amalekites. Is this close?

          • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 1:34 pm #

            They see us as Amalek. And Esau. One Jewish boy asked his rabbi was it fair what Jacob did to Esau. The Rabbi was outraged saying, What kind of question is that? Esau was an animal.

            Esau, the eldest, was a Man after Issac’s heart. Jacob was “a man of the tents” close to his mother. He tricked the blind Issac into giving his blessing as Isaac was dying. Ever since, they have held onto our heel, going where we go, profiting off of our heroism, and pulling us down ultimately.

            See? I can make myths too. I’m not bound by funny Jewish history so I can turn it back on them – but only after I show the basic evil. Or I can leave it alone completely. This kind of aggressive freedom is their metier. And they can’t stand a non-Jew who can do it. The Tragedy is that Christianity is bound to these narratives to a greater or lesser extent.

          • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 2:20 pm #

            Indeed! The Bible describes Esau as a mighty hunter. With red hair no less. And it is true that Esau was closer to Isaac than Jacob was. It is clear that Jacob deceived in order to steal Esau’s birthright. But there is a reference too and I would have to look for it (so take it with a touch of a grain of salt) in which God blesses Esau and his descendants and vows to recompense them, I am pretty certain of this. Additionally, Christ Himself dispossessed those who thought they had the birthright and bestowed it upon those who actually loved Him (which did include some of the dispossessed who had a change of heart). So you are right in the sense that in many ways we are bound to the same history and narrative as the Jews. But our narrative is more complete IMO than their narrative.

          • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 5:23 pm #

            Christian Identity turns it around and says Whites are Israel and that “the Jews” are Esau and his descendants, the Edomites. And that when the Babylonians took the Ten Tribes into Babylon, they eventually won their freedom and migrated into Europe. And that when the Jews got back into Palestine they mixed with the Edomites and then claimed our Identity as their own.

            Interesting stuff and some variant of this has been believed for a long time. But then we’re stuck with the bad stuff in the Old Testament. And plus, there are lots of holes in it. There were obviously lot of people in Europe before any Lost Tribes got there.

            But in any case, I believe you are right: Esau (the people) wins back his freedom in the end. And Esau (the individual) met up with Jacob later and made peace with him instead of trying to take revenge.

          • goldpen July 30, 2019 at 7:24 pm #

            JS I was in a church for quite a few moons that had as one of its central tenets the belief that Britain and the US were descendants of the Israelite tribes Ephraim and Manasseh, and that much of NW Europe were descendants of other tribes. France from Reuben. Makes sense….Didn’t France give the world the reuben sandwich? Lol…

            This church’s foundation for this belief originated from a Brit named J.H. Allen who wrote ‘Judah’s Scepter and Joseph’s Birthright’ around the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. Of course the founder of this church essentially plagiarized this book when he wrote his own and claimed it was “direct revelation” from gawd. And of course this church also ended up being a cult from which I had to leave, but all in all I did learn quite a bit even though a lot of it was BS.

          • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 11:34 pm #

            Oh let’s see – Herbert W Armstrong’s Church? Guess it’s fallen apart but it was quite large though not in my part of the country. I never met anybody from it.

            The Old Monks believed this stuff so it got written down long ago. Tuatha De Dannan – the Race of Great Magicians that invaded Ireland. Easy: Tuath means Tribe. De means of. Dannan is Dan. Tribe of Dan. Could there be a bit of Truth to it? Maybe. But not to the exclusion of other truths, such as other people already being there. They’re part of Ireland’s history too. Ditto all the other countries and the Tribes that supposedly migrated to them.

            And for that matter, “The Book of Invasions” by the Old Masters list five or so great invasions of Ireland. The Dannites weren’t the first, nor were they the last. They got beat by later comers.

          • SoftStarLight July 31, 2019 at 1:34 am #

            I’ve read about the possibility of the Lost Tribes migrating into Europe long ago as people called Cimmerians and Scythians. Allegedly these groups suddenly showed up in the historical record immediately following the scattering of the tribes. I certainly think its possible if not probable. But I agree that there were already people inhabiting Europe prior to any arrival of the Lost Tribes and thus I think it would be impossible for any modern European country to say its people came from this tribe or that one.

          • goldpen July 31, 2019 at 11:29 am #

            Yes JS you figured correctly. And yes the HWA church fell apart in the early to mid 90s, but a lot of splinter churches sprouted up. (He died in 86, just a week before L. Ron Hubbard did. Ha!)

            The most loyal formed a splinter church even before the mother church officially technically folded. I was in that group for awhile because I was a true koolaid drinking believer. Lol…

    • FincaInTheMountains July 30, 2019 at 2:52 am #

      In this regard, it would be useful to give the word to Jewish sources, because contrary to popular belief, it is the spiritual struggle against Amalek that is the number one priority for religious Jews, the axis and meaning of Israel’s history, and the fight against Christianity is rather a lot of liberal Jews, who consider Judaism the ethnographic legacy of dark and ignorant ancestors.

      kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/what-goes-around/#comment-431310

      • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 2:59 am #

        So you do believe then in Amalek being an evil force that you are fighting? So then is Amakek really the Devil?

      • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 11:03 am #

        But in all Truth would not a Jew be a Christian now that the Messiah has come? You consider yourself to be Christian and have accepted that the Messiah has come.

        • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

          This is why I adore you. You followed his argument but without being hypnotized by it. Then you supplied the logical conclusion which he leaves out and will always leave out.

          As if Religious Jews are pro-Christian! See the Talmud.

          • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 2:26 pm #

            Yes, in reality as you know, saying that one is a Jewish Christian is like saying that one is a Black White. One will always overcome the other. Sort of like two giant oak trees that grow very close to one another into adulthood until eventually one trees’ roots choke out the others’ and removes the competition altogether. Except that in our case we know the story and we know that our tree will live. But the story itself is riddled with ups and downs, as any good story is.

          • goldpen July 30, 2019 at 3:38 pm #

            Like I said over the weekend, if the Apostle John heard Finc say that he is an Orthodox Christian Jew he’d say, “Whatchutalkin’ bout Finc?”

          • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 6:40 pm #

            Yes, as Christ said, the New Wine will split the old skins so new skins are required. And for their part, Christ said of the Jews: Soon they will drive you from the synagogues and think killing you to be a good deed.

            So a Divorce was inevitable – and it was anything by amicable.

    • fugeguy July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am #

      “sad but true”

      youtube.com/watch?v=A8MO7fkZc5o

      A theme and motto for the new America.

    • fugeguy July 30, 2019 at 9:59 am #

      “sad but true”

      youtube.com/watch?v=A8MO7fkZc5o

      A theme and motto for the new America.

      XOXOXO

      • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 11:15 am #

        Lol, you metal head :-)! The current America is a mosh pit of sorts isn’t it.

    • Nightowl July 30, 2019 at 10:43 am #

      His tweets are a bit crass, as is his style, but he is on point. Before I moved overseas, I lived in DC and was often in B-more.

      Recorded an album there. During our sessions, the industrial A/C unit was stolen — DURING recording.

      That city is full of potential (it has some incredible architecture, in places), but it has been a rat-infested hole for decades.

      The only safe areas were Inner Harbor and the Hopkins campus. Venture even a couple blocks from either, and you are in gangland. Wait until the MSM discovers that vast swathes of other major US cities are rat holes, too.

      • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 11:18 am #

        Oh wow so you were in a band? What kind of music did/do ya’ll play? Isn’t a shame. Chicago has such beautiful gothic architecture for instance. There isn’t any excuse for cities to be this way in the “most powerful nation on earth”. Either we are not the most powerful nation on earth or some people are hoarding everything or maybe a bit of both!?

        • Nightowl July 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm #

          Post-punk/DC hardcoreish stuff. Or “alternative rock” in the common parlance.

          The architecture was something I always noticed in B-more. Even in a dilapidated state, those old building facades are works of art and the relationships to the surroudings made them much more livable and inspring than anything created since.

          • SoftStarLight July 31, 2019 at 1:41 am #

            That’s very interesting Nightowl! You should link to your band playing. If there is any video or anything.

          • Nightowl July 31, 2019 at 5:52 am #

            I would, but who knows what kind of surveillance-state goblins monitor this site.

  56. montsegur July 30, 2019 at 2:01 am #

    test2

    • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 11:18 am #

      It worked!!!!!

      • montsegur July 30, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

        SSL, I should note here that when I reported an issue with making comments to Jim and Neil, I got a very professional response. Thanks again Jim and Neil.

        Cheers

  57. FincaInTheMountains July 30, 2019 at 2:16 am #

    Finc,

    You are OFF YOUR MEDS one more night!!

    Please take them every 4 hours as your psychiatrist ordered.

    Your Mother and Sister have implored you to follow the routine!

    Take your Meds Now!! == CancelMyCard

    Compared to delirium most of you keep pouring on the pages of this blog, I am an oasis of sanity and political realism.

  58. FincaInTheMountains July 30, 2019 at 2:36 am #

    The Age of Pornocracy

    After it turned out that the Mueller’s Investigation from the very start was ran by the agent “Deep Throat”, at the same time the first female Candidate for US Presidency from the Democratic Party, the political regime in the United States over the last 30 years has rightfully acquired the name Pornocracy

    And this is not the first time in the history of the West when it happened

    Following the death of Charlemagne Civilization Christianity started to fall apart, and when in 905 A.D. the last of the Italian Carolingian dynasty died, followed in 911 by the German one, the Holy Roman Empire was conquered by the “Abomination of Desolation”.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abomination_of_desolation

    This can be best illustrated by the fact that the Papacy was governed by a group of prostitutes for 60 years, so that practically the entire 10th century in Rome came to be known as the “Age of Pornocracy”.

    During this period, most of the popes died shortly after being elected, but in-spite of their short terms they still managed to leave behind them long trails of different crimes, including murder.

    This tradition was broken only in 963 at the interference of the founder of the Holy Roman Empire Otto I the Great, who forced the election to the Papal throne of a priest famous for his asceticism.

    Wikipedia’s article on the Age of Pornocracy:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saeculum_obscurum

    Hillary Clinton should be credited for her incredible talent of giving everything a distinct pornographic touch.

  59. BackRowHeckler July 30, 2019 at 7:44 am #

    Well, last nite when I suggested Dem pols from DC take a road trip to Baltimore City for a night on the town to show us, in person, what a wonderful place it was, an urban utopia (without their personal armed security details) little did I know Nancy Pelosi and her entourage were in Venice, Italy, staying at a five star hotel, living up on the taxpayers dime. Yes, yes, they will be travelling there when they get back, in a big Cadillac Escalade caravan, peering out tinted windows at the cratered inner city, shit eating smiles on their faces, as if to say “all is well”, and “look at us, we’re down with the community”, but thinking “lets get this over with as quick as possible, before we get shot at”.

    Brh

  60. BackRowHeckler July 30, 2019 at 8:30 am #

    Meanwhile, in Frankfurt, Germany, authorities just can’t figure out a motive why an Eritrean refugee, an honored guest really, pushed an 8 yo German boy off a platform into the path of a high speed train. They’re flummoxed. Its a mystery, really.

    The main worry now, in Gemany, is that Germans will seek to extract a measure of revenge against the (Sainted) Eritrean community; extra police have been deployed to protect black African neighborhoods, as well as track down and investigate any Germans uttering any racist words, or thinking any racist thoughts.

    Brh

    • fugeguy July 30, 2019 at 9:52 am #

      Funny how an immigrant murders an innocent and the only reaction is to protect the sainted class from reprisals? What at one time might be termed justice. Of course, people such minded (or in their right mind if you prefer) would have kept such out of the country to begin with.

      Coming to the US soon. I foresee a day when too many folks are shooting cartel members caught in the act of thievery, raping, murder, etc being used as a pretext to disarm the “racist” public at large.

      Need lotsa rope.

    • montsegur July 30, 2019 at 10:33 am #

      Back, we may rest assured the German officials will spare no effort to determine the perpetrator is mentally unwell.

      He also pushed the boy’s mother as well, but she was able to be rescued.

      Cheers

    • malthuss July 30, 2019 at 10:35 am #

      In Italy, earlier this year it was the black w 2 mulatto kids.
      he had been arrested on a sex assault.

      BUT he was hired to drive a school bus.’
      he wanted to kill the school children.

    • fugeguy July 30, 2019 at 11:05 am #

      As a classical liberal, I find it offensive how dumb and screwed up the democrats and leftists have become.

      Good example is the B’more thing. Trump is an ahole but all he has done is point out a fact. And the idiots are losing their minds…

      Truly amazing how pointing out that the knowitalls do not even remotely have their own houses in order makes you a “racist.” Breathe taking stupidity. Talk about unfit for office. H3ll unfit to breathe.

      FACTS ARE NOT ATTACKS!!!!

    • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 11:32 am #

      The authorities, especially the German authorities, but ours too for the most part work for the Globalist Elites. Thus they can’t and will never serve the people but rather serve the Plan. This Eritrean and his crime believe it or not are part of the Plan. If it were not so the authorities would be acting like normal human beings and would be outraged over the murder of an eight year old child and would seek capital punishment for the murderer. But they are no longer normal human beings having given themselves over completely to an alien agenda and mindset.

    • elysianfield July 30, 2019 at 12:27 pm #

      “The main worry now, in Germany, is that Germans will seek to extract a measure of revenge against the (Sainted) Eritrean community

      …With long arrears to make good,
      When the Saxon began to hate.

      Yeah….

  61. FincaInTheMountains July 30, 2019 at 8:47 am #

    Religious nutjob == Majella

    How the Rainbow Turned into Darkness

    On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held in a 5–4 decision that the Fourteenth Amendment requires all states to grant same-sex marriages and recognize same-sex marriages granted in other states.

    Hillary beat everyone again, and her doubling down this time worked

    It looks like the decision of the Supreme Court, which obliges all states to recognize same-sex marriages, was a payment for support in the Supreme Court of Obamacare and in the Congress of Trans-Pacific Cooperation. And the week of Obama’s victories turned out not only to his defeat, but also to the defeat of the entire Bush Clan.

    Just an hour before homosexual marriages were legalized throughout the United States, in the key state of Nebraska they were legalized by a voluntaristic decision of the state Attorney General, and an hour after this decision literally in all states that refuse to recognize homosexual marriages, specially prepared homosexual millionaires filed lawsuits in court on evangelical communities for discrimination of homosexuals, expressed in the refusal to them in such religious services as the wedding ceremony of gays in Christian churches.

    In addition, in North Carolina, was elected archbishop of the Evangelical Church, the “priest” who had long promised to carry out these procedures.

    It became clear that the case was not about the butt-pounding. Butt was only a pretext for forcing the hierarchs of Christian churches to abandon Christ.

    This caused such indignation, which required a special clarification from President Obama and his promise not to allow the use of this Supreme Court decision for religious persecution of American Christians.

    While he remains the President.

    And if Hillary Clinton becomes the President, then according to her, “America’s religious organizations will have to adapt to the requirements of American law.”

    Thus, the presidential elections in 2016 would not have possibly ended peacefully, moreover, exercises began, according to the legend of which, the US Army suppresses separatism of Texas and California, and the state of Texas has begun to mobilize Texas rangers and Texas guards in order to “follow” these maneuvers.

    And all this was happening against the background of attempts to ban the flag of the confederation, and the Republicans are the party of Abraham Lincoln, and the Democrats are the party of slave owners.

    Meanwhile, Nebraska, which connects the Christian North with the Christian South of the United States, can no longer become a member of the Christian union of America, which rules out the peaceful divorce of the Christian and anti-Christian states if Hillary is able to provide the election results she needs.

    In general, it became impossible to quietly remove her from the elections, because it would mean the abolition of the right to same-sex marriage, as it became clear that the secular registration of gay marriages is not enough for her.

    She wanted to find adventures on her ass and she definitely found them.

    Map of Christian vs non-Christian states:

    imgprx.livejournal.net/217d745acd7ed4dfd8600907854fc0e0b89ebdbd/BHI6lZOuxdEbjH3pVW_2dBOJa0wJJswvSHZa…

    • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

      There has been a movement within the Church (Catholic) and the churches (Protestant) for a long time to move away from the message of Christ almost entirely. The only portion of Christ’s message that this movement wishes to retain is “Judge not lest ye be judged”, which is taken out of context of course and used as a reason to go ahead and do anything you want because you know, no judgement and all. And of course the strange and baseless belief that Christ came as a sort of hippie liberator rather than as a Sword of Truth. The world loves hippies but scorns truth tellers. They really aren’t going to like Him when he comes back in full Lion mode.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

        Yes, he’s gonna kill a lot of people. And we’ll be in our immortal bodies and will get to help. He’s gonna lead us into battle. Aslan Christ. Yah Yashua.

        • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 2:33 pm #

          Yes, our White Christ on a White Horse! His eyes like blazing fire. The One who is Faithful and True will judge with all righteousness and make war with the enemies of God.

          • elysianfield July 30, 2019 at 10:45 pm #

            “Yes, our White Christ on a White Horse! His eyes like blazing fire. The One who is Faithful and True will judge with all righteousness and make war with the enemies of God.”

            SSL,
            And did he not send a plague of locusts to sin city?

          • SoftStarLight July 31, 2019 at 1:47 am #

            Yes he did EF. Right into the palaces of Pharoah himself.

    • Exscotticus July 30, 2019 at 1:32 pm #

      Jesus is a real liability for Christianity these days because he was more white and male than not. If only they had chosen a transgender nubian! Someone like Pat—only more “colorful”.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

        Yeah Christ had a crew cut and a letterman jacket. When he got older, he wore a suit and worked with stocks and bonds.

      • CancelMyCard July 30, 2019 at 7:20 pm #

        Jesus was NOT white.

        He was Aramaic.

        At that time in history, the Aramaic tribe was . . .

        Short, dark, and swarthy.

        White Indeed!!!

        Study your history, or it will fail you and your ignorant responses.

        • goldpen July 30, 2019 at 9:12 pm #

          You are absolutely correct that Jesus was not white. In fact none of the ancient Hebrews, including 2000 years ago, were white.

          Nope. Nada.

        • elysianfield July 30, 2019 at 10:48 pm #

          Jesus was NOT white.

          Cancel,

          With all respect…Bullshit! I’ve seen the pictures of him…white skin, blond hair blue eyes.

          • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 11:36 pm #

            He thinks Jesus was a Puerto Rican with frizzy hair no less.

        • SoftStarLight July 31, 2019 at 2:04 am #

          Both Jesus and Mohammed were White men with dark brown hair that in the sunlight had lots of red highlights and fair eyes. One Hadith specifically refers to Mohammed as a White man. And the Bible says Esau had red hair. So he was either White or an Australian Aborigine and I seriously doubt the Southern Hemisphere connection. The population of the Levant 2,000 years ago was different than the modern population. Think of all the wars, invasions, mass expulsions, genocide, and mixing of different people that happened there in the span of 2,000 years.

          • goldpen July 31, 2019 at 7:06 am #

            So you think fair skinned, even freckled white people lived in that vast desert? Really?

            I used to think Esau had red hair. Until someone who actually knows the original Hebrew set me straight on that. Yes the Levant population was different 2000 years ago. They were even darker than now.

            But go ahead and use your illusion. Keep waiting for your White Jesus to return. Lol… And you don’t know what that Hadith really said either. Mohamammed white my ass. Are you fluent in Arabic? Know anyone who is? Doubtful.

        • Exscotticus July 31, 2019 at 11:30 am #

          >>> He was Aramaic.

          He was a Galilean Semite. And I never said he was white. I said, “he was more white and male than not.” Like that phrasing? Not so easy to refute, eh?

  62. fugeguy July 30, 2019 at 9:45 am #

    Must be getting close.

    marketwatch.com/story/watch-out-america-china-and-russia-are-stockpiling-gold-2019-07-29?siteid=yhoo…

    Even the nimrods are starting to get a clue.

  63. volodya July 30, 2019 at 11:51 am #

    “pretending to prosper by racking up debt”

    There’s a lot of pretending, with the enthusiastic encouragement of a multitude of grifters with their well-practiced story-lines and sales pitches. You know, you’ve heard them, from your financial advisor with the judiciously displayed cleavage and manner that suggests that she likes you, or the local real estate agent with the shapely leg and flirty smile that gives you visions of a shag, maybe in that house for sale over there.

    And so, as JHK sez, craziness ensues, debt substituting for income. And equity, whether home equity or securities of various sorts, substituting for cash.

    People will say that a real estate agent visited and told them their house is worth x dollars or that the guy down the street sold his place for y dollars. And so the homeowner starts confusing his own abode with money in a bank account.

    Same with the stock market game. People buy stock. They say that the stock price went up. And so they get to thinking that the price that some other guy sold his shares for applies to everyone else who owns those shares, whether or not they actually sold. IOW they start thinking about company shares as equivalent to cash in the bank.

    But these delusions, though they may be consecrated by time and sanctified by usage, are still delusions.

    The problem is that people start believing that delusion is truth. And if you pour scorn you get looked at funny. People mock you, they say “you don’t get it” or they get emphatic and impatient and say “no, you can’t look at it like that”, or the piece de resistance, “you, with your education, that’s how you think?”

    Yep, folks, it’s a con, all designed to separate you from your money.

    Money? Do not get befuddled about that. It’s what you have in your wallet, what you have in a bank account, a legal claim backed up by bank statements, insured through FDIC (within limits) and enforceable in court.

    The value quoted by your real estate agent is an opinion, nothing more, that doesn’t get real until you sell your house and cash goes into your bank account.

    Same with your stocks. You don’t have “money in the market.” When you buy stocks, somebody else got your money. You now have stocks. And unless you’re selling those stocks, they aren’t in the market.

    But, as they say, bullshit baffles brains, and if everyone is saying it, it must be so.

    • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 1:09 pm #

      And even in reality money itself is just a measure but not really a thing after all. Isn’t that the case?

      • volodya July 30, 2019 at 1:33 pm #

        A dollar bill or a five dollar bill or a bill for whatever denomination is a glorified pizza coupon redeemable not just for pizza, but for anything that’s for sale. According to one account, several thousand years ago people used to get metal tokens from grain storage facilities to credit them for the grain they stored there. Then they started using those tokens as a means of buying and selling at the market-place seeing as the bearer was entitled to x bushels of grain at the storage facility. IOW the token became “money” with the token’s value underpinned by whatever quantity of grain that token represented and was redeemable for. That system makes more sense than what we have now.

        • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

          That does sound like the “money” was actually backed by something real. Maybe one day we will go back to bartering? That seems to be more realistic too.

          • volodya July 30, 2019 at 1:47 pm #

            Barter is highly realistic but it’s highly inconvenient.

        • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm #

          But the “bankers” be they Sumerians, Romans, Phoneicians, Templars or Jews learned a good trick: they could lend out more tokens than represented by the grain. In other words, just make tokens! No one was watching. And as long as they were careful, they could get away with it and become wealthy beyond all dreams of avarice.

          With the fake money, they could get real wealth: land, labor, and capital. It’s like buying a Monopoly game for twenty five dollars and being able to use all the Monopoly Money as real money. Think you might buy more games after the first one?

    • FincaInTheMountains July 30, 2019 at 1:24 pm #

      The main thing to understand is that the real capital is not money, but the ability to create monetary systems, the knowledge of how they work, and the creation of a system of secrecy that prevents people like us, from knowing how the system works by the method of reasoning.

      The last is the most difficult, because once something was invented, what prevents someone from coming up with a similar system?

      Especially when you consider that there are not so many working options.

  64. messianicdruid July 30, 2019 at 12:05 pm #

    Thanks for using “ grok “, very appropriate.

  65. K-Dog July 30, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

    Things to come, it has begun.

    • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 1:16 pm #

      Yes, He comes to judge and save (the earth itself too).

      Revelations 11:8 – The nations were enraged, and Your wrath has come. The time has come to judge the dead, and to reward Your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear Your name, both small and great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth.”

      • K-Dog July 30, 2019 at 11:45 pm #

        YOu can have yours, I’ll go with god is change.

        • SoftStarLight July 31, 2019 at 2:12 am #

          What in the world does that really mean? The video you linked to insinuates that humans will destroy the earth or at least all life in it. It seems like you would be glad if there was a force that would address ecological destruction.

  66. SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

    How do we deal with pervasive anti-White racism? A new civil rights movement maybe? Sure, but you must know your rights and your value to society. According to today’s mainstream philosophies Whites have no intrinsic value. According to this line of thinking Whites produce nothing but oppression for all humans of color and ultimately destroy all they touch. But apparently Whites are good to use when you need em and then their trash when you don’t.

    thenewamerican.com/culture/education/item/32972-white-professor-sues-black-univ-for-racial-age-discr…

    • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 2:04 pm #

      Susan Sontag: Whites are the Cancer of Humanity. They began this shit after we defeated their Enemies for them in Germany and Palestine. Gratitude like unto Ilhan’s. We lost the War (they won), damning ourselves since in the process since we murdered our German Brothers. We are Cain.

      • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 2:39 pm #

        Yes, I agree with you. And thus we now suffer under a heavy weight of oppression. This is our punishment. We are now the ones in captivity. But the bonds are not insurmountable either.

    • volodya July 30, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

      If things get nasty, the resolution of conflict is a matter of raw power.

      There’s a fair number of Whites – ie people on campus, wokesters – who get a lot of attention by castigating Whites as being extra-special evil racists. Start by calling out those assholes and ask if they’re trying to incite inter-racial violence. And ask – if that’s their aim – if they think that in the mayhem their own skin color will stay unnoticed.

      If this descends into violence, when it’s over what the inciters will end up with is de-facto segregation. Again. But Whites, being very well armed and being the majority, will likely end up on top. And, according to a bunch of sources I’ve read, 53% of Hispanics identified themselves as White in the 2010 census. And, like I said before, the kids of White-Asian marriage self-identify as White. The point is that the White majority isn’t disappearing.

      In short, just tell the instigators that if they want a fight, it could get very bloody and that Whites will very likely win. Ask if that’s what they want. See what they say.

      Once you’ve had that discussion with White instigators, maybe ask politicians and Blacks wtf they’re trying to accomplish. Same reasoning. Whites, being in the majority and being well armed will likely win. Is that what they want? Dead bodies everywhere? What would be the point?

      There’s a general rule, that if you look for trouble you will find it. But there are other more reasonable ways to resolve conflict.

      • SoftStarLight July 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

        I suppose this is where I do struggle with my darker side. I mean. My feeling about it is why tell your enemies anything. Let them do what they will and let the reaction be what it will be. Warnings may serve the greater good if you are indeed dealing with some level of reason. But when your entire agenda is driven by hate there is not much to work with. I say let them be arrogant and fall into the pit. Then we can live in peace. Like when Jezebel fell from the tower and was eaten by the dogs. At least then Elijah, a Man of God, could breath and preach as God requested of him. And Jezebel was warned anyway but Pride surely did come before the fall.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 5:27 pm #

        Many White/Asians call themselves “hapas” and don’t identify with either. So you’re wrong again. And many of the Hispanic “Whites’ aren’t White at all in a racial sense.

  67. Q. Shtik July 30, 2019 at 2:53 pm #

    Apropos of nothing, has anyone but me noticed the size (huge) of Elizabeth Warren’s ear lobes?

    • volodya July 30, 2019 at 3:19 pm #

      No. But here’s an instant theory: it’s from her Neanderthal ancestry which comprises from 1% to 4% of the DNA of people descending from outside Africa. She’s probably more Neanderthal than native American.

      Here’s a pic:

      independent.co.uk/news/science/the-neanderthal-murder-mystery-888276.html

      This native American thing didn’t pan out. Maybe she can run as the Neanderthal candidate.

      • hmuller July 30, 2019 at 4:31 pm #

        My neanderthal genes want reparations for the criminal way we were treated by Cro-magnons.

        • montsegur July 31, 2019 at 6:15 am #

          A different look at that relationship. Danny might be onto something.

          themandus.org/

          Cheers

          • volodya July 31, 2019 at 10:11 am #

            He might be. There’s good evidence that Neanderthal ate their own. So why not Sapiens?

      • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

        At last a good post from you.

        • malthuss July 30, 2019 at 6:24 pm #

          Not out of Africa?

          why did the kill them off, that is the question.

      • montsegur July 31, 2019 at 6:18 am #

        Australopocahontus Americanus?

        Cheers

        • volodya July 31, 2019 at 10:09 am #

          Sounds good. Let’s go with this.

    • Nightowl July 30, 2019 at 4:54 pm #

      Damn. That is all I see now.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 5:55 pm #

        Yes, see how the mind works? Welcome to my world. All I see is big noses….

        Indian Art portrayed Indians as having very long ears. This may be an indirect proof of her injun heritage. Went to a gallery opening of an Indian (not Native American. Whites are the Native Americans) artist. All orange sandtone like faces fixed in a hateful glare. He played the good old boy, but he hated Whites with an abiding hatred. I read between the lines of his talk – and then there was his paintings….

    • elysianfield July 30, 2019 at 10:50 pm #

      Q.
      Sorry but no…been fixated on her tits….

  68. RB July 30, 2019 at 3:33 pm #

    I find it very amusing that some here “attack” Mr. K because his prophecies have not come to pass. Some mock him. I think such comments to him make no real wounds. I tend to believe that those who don’t believe in the facts of our situation in the world suffer more from constipation of the imagination. I suppose that some who lived in Dresden were feeling pretty good about having avoided a real shellacking until they got hammered by a serious allied raid. Maybe someone in Hiroshima felt the same until the Enola Gay showed up. Avoiding reality is serious among a lot of folks. Perhaps I should envy them but then reality tends to show up and someone gets clobbered. Perhaps it is the scale that is missing. One person is murdered during a drug deal gone bad. Ho hum. Twenty-three get shot and it makes the evening news. Still ho hum. Some are just ho hum about everything. I for one see Mr. K’s point of view and truthfully I have taken some measures to add to my security. I am grateful that a collapse has not occurred, but I think it is a matter of speed rather than not coming at all. We have technology to hurry ours along but for some here they do not see any problem evidently. But then I expect lefties/progressives to continue to focus on the thing that interests them most. That would be the space between the neck and thighs. Their view seems to be limited to that area of life.

  69. FincaInTheMountains July 30, 2019 at 4:35 pm #

    Trump is a German and his acquaintance Epstein, unsuccessfully Arcancided on the eve of the very important changes in the USA

    Ideological workers in the West are very good and they earn their salaries honestly, and this is especially well seen now when very big changes are taking place in the United States and in the world, in particular confirming what I wrote about sect of pedophiles in the United States which sabotaged the Russian Deep Water Losharik and attempted to assassinate the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

    Unfortunately, many of CFN posters simply cannot understand not only the theory of world projects, but also the changes that are taking place simply because they have ideological splinters driven into their brains that do not allow to build a coherent picture of the world, not only on the basis of the theory of world projects, but based on any theory.

    And without at least some theory it remains only to look at these changes as a ram at a newly erected gate. And this is at best, but generally speaking, beating horns at anything, rejoicing when they manage to hit at least something.

    The fact of the matter is that the ability to put the changes taking place on the right shelf in a consistent picture of the world is the awareness of these changes and a necessary condition for successfully resisting external manipulation.

    And the art of controlling people, which is not Authority from God, and therefore is not Authority at all, consists in destroying a coherent picture of the world in the minds of the people they are trying to control, paralyzing their will and not allowing them to adequately respond to the changes.

    Moreover, the most terrible manipulations that lead not only to the destruction of a human being as a person and his family, but also of the whole society to which he belongs, occur at the religious level using the methods described in Giordano Bruno’s “Great Manipulator”, because of two wills in every human.

    That is why the teachings of Maximus the Confessor provoke particularly violent, but also hidden resistance among liberals-Westerners, that it is the most applied part of the social concept of Christianity.

    Maximus the Confessor and the Two Wills of Christ
    placefortruth.org/blog/maximus-confessor-and-two-wills-christ

    And I don’t have enough time to describe all these manipulations, I am arguing here with some posters not because their plumbing does not work well (I refer to certain anti-Semitic ideas) and not because they are Clinton-zombies (although there are some among them), but because they, feeling that they are being manipulated and they can not build a coherent picture of the world, choose some fact or conclusion as a fixed point of support and hold to it like to a rock in the stormy world of ideas.

    And often this rock turns out to be just another external manipulation.

    For example, I have repeatedly come across such a refutation of the theory of world projects, which, from their point of view, declares the Germans to be carriers of a Black World Project:

    “Trump, whom I praise in every way, is an ethnic German.”

    I will answer this question as principally as possible:

    The Germans are NOT the carriers of the Black World Project, since ALL nations of the world are carriers of the Black World Project – that includes Jews, and the Germans are just less fortunate than the rest of the European nations because, for historical reasons, the German Empire was created by Prussia, which by and large cannot be considered a national state.

    Prussia is not a state, it is a quasi-religious sect created by the Livonian Order on the lands of the Orthodox Prussians (Russians) destroyed by them, and the Germans for many centuries struggled with this order with great courage, as evidenced by the tales of the Brothers Grimm and the history of the Trump family, both on female and male line.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 5:57 pm #

      You shall fight against the Lamb (represented by SSL in this case), but the Lamb shall defeat you.

    • CancelMyCard July 30, 2019 at 7:28 pm #

      Back on your Meds, Finc!!

      Back on your Meds!

      Your Mother and Sister implore you.

      Please take your meds every 4 hours as your psychiatrist has prescribed.

      Otherwise, you just rant and blabber wild and crazy BS non-stop.

      Take your meds!

  70. hmuller July 30, 2019 at 4:37 pm #

    Here’s a news item from Zerohedge: “On Tuesday, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill requiring President Trump to either release his tax returns or he won’t appear on the ballot in the state.”

    If upheld as constitutional, any state could impose it’s own special conditions before allowing a Presidential Candidate to appear on the ballot.

    I propose my state require candidates to dress as drag queens and sing “Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings” on the state capital steps. This will cover both the evening wear and talent part of the competition.

    • Nightowl July 30, 2019 at 4:56 pm #

      Election meddling.

      It is quite amazing though. Reminds me of when Cankles tried to flip the electors.

    • FincaInTheMountains July 30, 2019 at 5:06 pm #

      The initiative of the Governor could be safely filed on the shelf under the name “The delirium of a gray gelding”, since it is a clearly illegal attempt to amend the US Constitution which clearly defines who could, if elected, become the President of the United States.

    • goldpen July 30, 2019 at 5:40 pm #

      The potential breakup of the Union has inched forward just a bit more. Or perhaps it has gone more than a few inches. We’ll see.

      Just think what the Founders would say about all of this. But just take this one story with Newsom. First of all the Founders would be horrified that there is a thing such as Federal Income Taxes. And certainly would be horrified that a creature called the Federal Reserve oversees the printing of the money. But, for an individual State to set as a requirement that a presidential candidate must show his Federal Tax return in order to be on that state’s ballot? They’d be gobsmacked.

      Someone would have to fill them in on the 14th Amendment. I think they’d say, “Oh hell, I’m going back into my grave! Ef this!”

      • goldpen July 30, 2019 at 6:15 pm #

        Well now I see that all this law that Newsom signed regards is the state primary election ballot. Not the general election. So this is pretty much symbolism over substance. Since Trump has no GOP primary opponent then it won’t even be an issue. I’m guessing Newsom is hoping other states will follow his lead. Pfffft

  71. Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 5:51 pm #

    Testosterone legal again in Italy. Boys allowed to grow up into Men! I never thought I’d see this again in my lifetime. Ave Salvini! Hail Caesar!

    Soon Salvini will begin giving boys testosterone boosters to enable them to become the Men their ancestors were. Hail Victory, Comrades.

    Life Site News:

    The regional council of Friuli Venezia Giulia, an autonomous region in northeastern Italy, approved a motion calling on the national government to prohibit so-called puberty-blocking drugs used in so-called reassignment treatment for gender-confused children.

    In a July 17 move by a center-right majority led by the League party, the Friuli Venezia Giulia regional council approved a motion calling on Italy’s national government to prohibit the prescription of drugs that prevent normal sexual development of adolescents.

    The League’s leader is Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, who is one of the three members in Italy’s coalition government that includes Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio of the Five Star Party (M5S) and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. The leftist parties in the regional council, including M5S, voted against the motion.

    According to the council’s motion, “puberty is not a disease”and thus should not be prevented with surgery and medications that can produce irreversible effects. It also noted the long-term negative effects of drugs containing triptorelin

    • Janos Skorenzy July 30, 2019 at 6:01 pm #

      I did not say Heil. My hands, my sinful hands tried to type that, but I resisted my lower self and regained control over my members. This is not a committee by a Dictatorship. Maybe Italian Fascism is the way to go – until the Stars are Right!

      • CancelMyCard July 30, 2019 at 7:33 pm #

        You are getting as bad as Finc, in your old age.

        Take your meds, dude.

      • SoftStarLight July 31, 2019 at 2:24 am #

        Acceptable for now :-). But when our new Republic is established we will all have to work on our German as it will at least hold the same importance in everday life as English. At least that is how I dream about it.

  72. Majella July 30, 2019 at 6:58 pm #

    More from Joe Bageant, ‘Pissing in the Liberal Punch Bowl Again’:

    “Americans take comfort in the spoonfed “pendulum” theory of politics. No matter that the pendulum smacks them in the goddamned head at either end of the swing, because supposedly, it achieves some democracy preserving balance. To my mind, it merely offers a different faux target for citizen discontent every four years, so the same powers behind the powers can continue to extract wealth and sucker the public into consumer confidence and the latest Wall Street Ponzi scheme, or fighting wars to obtain more wealth and to protect what the elites have already piled up.

    Yet American tolerance for this pendulum bullshit, for this set of fake choices between two powerful groups of political elites who are dancing in the Washington conga line, asshole to belly button pretending they are alternatives to each another, seems endless”

    • CancelMyCard July 30, 2019 at 7:36 pm #

      Joe Bageant was a national treasure while he graced the earth with his presence.

      He is sorely missed.

      A mind like a steel bear-trap with a cunning and perceptive and intelligent viewpoint.

      His kind has pretty much vanished the Earth.

    • Tate July 31, 2019 at 4:27 pm #

      That Bageant was pretty cagey, he didn’t name the ‘you-know-whodees’ but he perfectly described the situation as it was then (& is now) existent. We may see this in the ‘Pragers & the Foxmans’ (part 2 of the Many Faces of the [Lithuanian] Elite)

      counter-currents.com/2019/07/pragers-vs-foxmans/

  73. Pucker July 30, 2019 at 7:11 pm #

    Robert Mueller: “”I’m not going to get into that. It’s not within my purview.

    “You were the head of investigation, were you not?”

    Mueller: “I’m not going to get into that. It’s not within my purview.”

    “Mr. Mueller, Have you lost your marbles?”

    Mueller: “What page is that on? I’m not going to get into that. It’s not within my purview.”

    “Mr. Mueller, Are you a deranged lying psychopath?”

    Mueller: “I’m sticking to what’s in the report.”

    • CancelMyCard July 30, 2019 at 7:42 pm #

      Robert, please tell the committee,

      Have you ever, ever

      has sex with an underage human being

      during your entire life?

      Ever?