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“This is this,” Di Niro’s character “Michael” famously told Cazale’s “Stan” in The Deer Hunter, explaining the metaphysics of the bullet in his hand, and pretty much everyone watching the movie got the drift of that cryptic utterance. Likewise, Elon Musk’s character “Elon Musk” explained to America’s Maoist managerial legions: “Free speech is free speech” — as if, a week after Twitter’s surrender to Elon, there was some part of the formulation that the Left didn’t understand. (Apparently, all of it.)

What a concept! Free speech is free speech. It has bowled over the — what? — maybe twenty-three percent of the country that considers free speech “a threat to democracy.” This is what comes of inverting and subverting language itself for the purpose of mind-raping the nation like Jeffrey Epstein on a 15-year-old. The Left has exercised a Macumba voodoo death grip on free speech for years now. The deeper the Left’s crimes against the constitution and common decency, the harder they strangled the flow of news, information, and opinion until the mental life of the USA turned into a gibber of shamefully obvious unreality.

It’s one thing to lose your dignity as citizens, and another to just lose your country altogether, and that is the circle of hell that the Left has dragged everyone else into since even before Hillary Clinton booted the 2016 election. This tyrannical Maoist managerial mob, grown paradoxically rich beyond precedent, became a tool of the state itself working around the inconvenient first amendment to hog-tie public debate. Will the US government allow Mr. Musk to get away with liberating the new “public square?”

It looks like the DOJ, the SEC, and perhaps other nefarious actors of degenerate officialdom are fixing to go after the rogue Tesla mogul who had the effrontery to oppose totalitarian control of the narratives driving public life. It’s rumored that money-losing Twitter could not exist without the government footing the bill for the vast, backstage server arrays that enable all Twitter’s messaging. In an odd twist, though, the shareholders were not necessarily benefitting from that symbiotic relationship as Twitter’s stock fell from $71 a share in July ’21 to $32 in March ’22.  But the C-suite of Twitter’s executives were already too massively rich to care about anything but punishing their political enemies — which they did with sadistic zeal — when Mr. Musk surprisingly stepped onto the scene.

The government’s first counter-move, under the vividly deliquescing “Joe Biden” — whose treasonous corruption became Twitter’s job-one to conceal — was to concoct a brand-new agency under Homeland Security called the Disinformation Governance Board, to be run by one Nina Jankowicz, “internationally-recognized expert on disinformation and democratization,” who also happened to be a RussiaGate shill and publicist for the fifty national security officials  who labeled the Hunter Biden laptop story “Russian disinformation” (turned out: not). In other words, America now has a “truth” kommissar who is a soldier in the War on Truth.

Such a desperately stupid maneuver could only come from a regime close to collapse — just as the feculent particulars on Hunter Biden’s laptop are being revealed by many in possession of copies of the laptop’s hard-drive, and while, concurrently, the US attorney in Delaware, David Weiss, leads an investigation into Hunter B’s business dealings. Those include large-ish payments from nations hostile to American interests for opaque services rendered. So, you have a chief executive (“JB”) compromised mentally and legally, and installed via a janky primary and a dubious election, and, some young cookie fresh out of the Princeton fellowship bakeshop is going to defend him like Wonder Woman wielding her Magic Lasso of Aphrodite?

Homey don’t think so. Homey think the whole wretched episode of orchestrated national mindfuckery is about to come a’tumblin’ down, along with the miserable ghoul in the Oval Office. And that will be followed by the fun of seeing them try to eject Kamala Harris from the scene and replacing her with the likes of Barack or Michelle Obama. (Don’t believe it? Just watch.) Of course, all that will be small potatoes to the reveal of cosmic ineptitude or gross criminality (perhaps both!) that is bound to come as Twitter opens up to discussion of our government’s role in the Covid-19 fiasco — which I aimed to help kick off with my first Tweet in a long long time, viz:


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  1. Jeremy April 29, 2022 at 9:43 am #

    Vaccine Rollout Correlates With 25% Spike in Cardiac Arrest Emergency Calls for Young Adults:

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-10928-z

    • hortonz April 29, 2022 at 11:22 am #

      More goodies for Trudeau’s most-favored province. Sorry Alberta and Saskatchewan, you’ll have to put up with Trudeau’s war on your resource industry for another three years.
      https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/covid-live-updates-trudeau-legault-unveil-plan-to-build-moderna-vaccine-plant-in-montreal/ar-AAWJAVp?ocid=BingNewsSearch

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        • Prospero April 30, 2022 at 11:09 am #

          My last two topic-related comments from yesterday got cancelled and never appeared. But somehow your advertisement got through. Maybe my comment on your inappropriate comment will be approved by the censor.

    • TaxDonkey April 29, 2022 at 11:25 am #

      “While not establishing causal relationships, the findings raise concerns ….”

      Did they have to self-censor to get published in this formerly prestigious journal? Anyway, there’s a trend with a lot of incriminating data getting into the scientific literature now.

    • DrTomSchmidt April 29, 2022 at 11:51 am #

      Thanks for that link, Jeremy.

    • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

      My friend said that her husband’s 33 y.o coworker has been hospitalized for 2 weeks with myocarditis and might need a transplant.
      His doctor told him “I can’t say it’s the vaccine” (or get fired, I’m guessing), but that he had 8 young patients with severe myocarditis and 7 of them were vaccinated.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 1:59 pm #

        I’m hearing more reports second and third hand of people who know someone with a bad reaction.

        I am also hearing from people in my area who got sick with the covid, and were vaccinated, and they keep making annoying statements that the vaccine gave them protection.

        I’ve just gotten over what was most likely the covid and these people weren’t any less sick and didn’t get better faster or anything.

        They are sticking by that shot, though.

        • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 4:54 pm #

          Yeah, their faith is unshaken by reality.
          I had it in February. 3 days of fatigue and nasal congestion. I should announce to everyone “It would have been much worse if I was vaccinated”.

        • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

          Best way to thin out a population, ever, if you think about it.
          They are lining up for it and when they keel over no one questions the shot.
          How can you have repercussions if no one is able to put two and two together? There will be no accountability, just a lowered population.

        • Prospero April 30, 2022 at 11:25 am #

          After Nancy Pelosi tested positive for Covid, her spokesman reported that, “The speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided.”

          Obviously, praising experimental mRNA drugs is the politically correct thing to do.

          • Yirgach April 30, 2022 at 1:48 pm #

            Maxi Waters, also fully vaxxed, boosted and now infected said the exact same thing. Get your scorecard ready for more action, Kidz!

      • malthuss April 29, 2022 at 8:23 pm #

        and #8 was around someone who was jabbed?

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  2. Jeremy April 29, 2022 at 9:44 am #

    Deaths in January were a shocking 2,965 (22%) above the baseline for Australia. COVID-19 infections are being blamed but only 442 COVID deaths were recorded in January. What is the explanation for the remaining 2,443 deaths above baseline?

    https://www.malcolmrobertsqld.com.au/shocking-death-spike-shows-something-wrong/

  3. Penelope Dreadful April 29, 2022 at 9:44 am #

    Great Article! I am tweeting again too! Including a picture of Kamala Harris, with the subtitle “Yes, Kamala Can Too Multi-task!”

    And her whistling and to the right of her head this:

    Whistle while you work!
    Willie was a jerk!
    Biden’s senile,
    My staff meanwhile,
    Thinks that I’m berserk!
    Doo dee doo doo doo doo doo doo!

  4. Jeremy April 29, 2022 at 9:44 am #

    Epidemic: German and Austrian Mayors Under 60 Are’Suddenly and Unexpectedly’ Dropping Dead

    https://rairfoundation.com/epidemic-german-and-austrian-mayors-under-60-aresuddenly-and-unexpectedly-dropping-dead/

    • D from OR April 29, 2022 at 10:11 am #

      Just read the link and this is truly strange. Actually too strange to be a coincidence in my opinion.

      • eatabanker April 29, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

        D from OR

        Buddhism and the CIA embrace only one core principle:

        There is no such thing as a coincidence.

        Karma ( Cause and Effect) and coincidence (Random phenomena) can’t exist in the same value set.

    • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      Just doing their part to set the example and support the cause. Very patriotic! Sieg Heil!

      • thirdcoastlegend April 29, 2022 at 11:33 am #

        Heil Pfizer!

        Heil Fauci!

    • MontanaMan April 29, 2022 at 10:25 am #

      Yes, They are. And also so are thousands of our Nations youth!! There’s not a week that goes by that The Gateway Pundit, The Epoch Times, BIZ-PAC-REVIEW ETC Does not run an article on athletes at so in so high school or, such in such college hasn’t

      “mysteriously drop dead!!”.

    • Islander April 29, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

      Re dead mayors:

      What was their party?

      What were their political positions?

    • Hereward the Woke April 29, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

      Jeremy. Good. They helped push the mass murder, so why shouldn’t they pay for it too?

    • Rowdypiglet April 29, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

      You didn’t see all those mayors dropping dead. You didn’t see those food processing plants burning. You didn’t see Hunter Biden with a crack pipe hanging out of his mouth. You didn’t see young healthy athletes keeling over on the playing field. You didn’t see the elites go maskless while their servants are masked. You didn’t see “Joe Biden” mumbling like a dementia patient. I could continue, but you get the idea. You can get away with only so many things you’re required to pretend not to see, and I think we’ve reached the upper limit, even for the slavishly obedient.

  5. Jeremy April 29, 2022 at 9:45 am #

    “I’ve seen many, many, many complications in pregnant women, in moms and in fetuses, in children, offspring,” Thorp said, “fetal death, miscarriage, death of the fetus inside the mom.
    “What I’ve seen in the last two years is unprecedented,” Thorp asserted.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/what-ive-seen-in-the-last-two-years-is-unprecedented-physician-on-covid-vaccine-side-effects-on-pregnant-women_4428291.html

    • SW April 29, 2022 at 11:45 am #

      But….but….but….. Fauci said they were safe for pregnant women (and those who identify as women) — I saw it myself, complete with the little smirk.

  6. HowardBeale April 29, 2022 at 9:57 am #

    Turns out handing hundreds of billions of dollars to kids pretty much fucked us. Facebook and Twitter should just be taken out behind the barn and shot.

    • MontanaMan April 29, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      HEAR! HEAR!! I could not agree more with you my friend. Either that or they need to be broken up and I mean really seriously broken up into small pieces.

      And, if we had a Republican Party that wasn’t scared shitless, or if over half of them had the guts that Marjorie Taylor Greene has, each one would get broken up!!!

      This party pisses me off to no end. And, I let the people I know that know me on a personal basis, and I am talking people that are well-known in the hierarchy of the party,

      Just how much this party pisses me off and how each one including them, are nothing but a piece of shit “Dingle-Berry.” How I love saying this to each ones face!!!!!! At the various State Meetings here in Wyoming / Montana & both Dakotas.

      My wife and I in our retirement travel often and to the various Republican / Conservative Meetings, from the State / County / National meetings like CPAC.

      And I let each one know how they are not getting any more donations from me and the organization I belong to, and along with 3 Fellas represent, from Wyoming / Montana / North Dakota Oil&Gas Men, Families.

      And they cannot stand that. Because, let’s just say,it’s a nickel or 2. They had best get in line by backing President Trump and his entire, agenda and back marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz & Co.

      Or, you will not see 1 more damn dime!!! And me and my boys talk to these 2 often, and some of the other Republican Patriots that despise Mitch McConnell, Lying Ass, Lindsey Graham. We want these 2 gone.

      But the trouble we have is the shit for brains in those states that keep voting them back in. Anyone that votes for them, as far as I’m concerned, Are traitors to America.

      • TaxDonkey April 29, 2022 at 11:29 am #

        Just about time to get some plants growing in the garden in Montana

        • neurodoc April 29, 2022 at 3:14 pm #

          Just out of curiosity, what do you plant this time of the year in Montana (as I assume its rather cool)? I’ve put in brassicas, onions and garlic, but I still haven’t planted peppers, tomatoes and squash due to weather variability here in the Southern Midwest.

          • Anthea April 29, 2022 at 10:26 pm #

            @ neurodoc:

            Here in Missouri (KC are), we got the onions, garlic, lettuce, spinach, beets, kale, collards, and carrots planted in late March or early April. Day-before-yesterday we decided that the weather had settled enough to set out the peppers and sow the okra. We could plant the tomatoes, beans, eggplant, and squash any time now–as soon the ground dries out a little.

            We got a weed-barrier put down in about half the garden before the rain set, and got everything pretty well weeded. (First time for using a weed barrier!)

            My daughter and I were both exhausted to the point of being comatose after two helf-days in the garden. We kept working yesterday morning until it started to rain in earnest, trying to get everything done ahead of the rain.

            Hopefully we can get the tomatoes in the ground next week, along with some of the other warm-weather crops.

      • Hereward the Woke April 29, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

        Montanaman: can we please, please, please stop with the “GOP is too scared to do anything” schtick? They are not scared; they are complicit. Do you think scum like Romney, Murkowski and McConnell are doing nothing because they are “scared”?

        • Rowdypiglet April 29, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

          I’d suggest they’re both complicit and scared. Bad things tend to happen to people who have taken the ticket and later tried to return it.

        • eatabanker April 29, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

          +1000

          “Government is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex”

          -Frank Zappa

        • Bilejones April 29, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

          Agree. They are the two wings of the one bird of prey.

      • eatabanker April 29, 2022 at 4:26 pm #

        Dominion servers do not have shit for brains. That epithet is reserved for the one’s believing and accepting voting results.

    • neurodoc April 29, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

      Agree! And add to that barn list: pedo jo, cameltoe, vicky nuland, barry soetoro and big mike, pelosi, the clintons, bugeyes, swallwell, most of congress (house AND senate), ……best bring several CASES of ammo, and perhaps use the Nazi technique of lining up two people head to head and using only one bullet, to save ammo. 🙂

  7. MontanaMan April 29, 2022 at 9:57 am #

    HOLD THAT TIGER! HOLD THAT TIGER!! HOLD THAT TIGER!!!

    Hot Damn!!’ You bet I love ? Absolutely Love!! Howard Kunstler’s 1st tweet we all see, that he says he’s going to post at the right particular time!! I’m going to go ahead and post this Friday blog on GETTR.

    As soon as I get done here. I would put it on fascistBook,=Facebook but once again they have me in jail for 30 days because of posting words by Tucker Carlson. You got it. They deemed it this.

    1. Racist. 2. Disinformation. 3. In a nutshell a flat out lie even though they didn’t call it that verbatim. They call it, Number 2. Lol ? lmao ? I post nearly every one that Jim Kunstler releases every Monday & Friday.

    P.S. it might surprise everybody to know this including Howard Kunstler himself, Everybody that’s in my friends list on both websites and including people that are not, that reach out to me after reading what he releases,

    have either asked me or they swear up and down he’s got to be a really good conservative. I always let them know that he’s actually liberal. I get accused, of lying lol ?

    • D from OR April 29, 2022 at 10:17 am #

      Quite the rebel aren’t you?

      You know what’s really rebellious? Leaving Facebook.

      What difference are your re-posts making if your “friends” are too confused about the content?

      • MontanaMan April 29, 2022 at 10:26 am #

        I let them know. It’s better to educate people than to run and hide sport.

        • D from OR April 29, 2022 at 10:35 am #

          They aren’t getting an education from you if it doesn’t work though. Right sport?

          And since you’re always posting to the same crowd they likely avoid your re-posts anyway.

          While you crow here about being in Facebook “jail” your friends are likely relieved.

          • TaxDonkey April 29, 2022 at 11:36 am #

            I’ve never been on FB or Twatter, so I don’t quite understand the desperation that people have to go crawling back to those platforms after being spanked and made to stand in the corner. I’m not judging at all, but maybe if you don’t really need those platforms, then there could be a movement just to cancel yourself. Or even better, some kind of grassroots effort to find alternatives. It’s analogous to when the giant banks all got exposed as being crooks. Did anybody find alternatives, as in moving to small credit unions or whatever. Nope, not that many people did. We love our abusers.

          • Rowdypiglet April 29, 2022 at 11:53 am #

            We should do what we can, the alternative being to simply give up. Is that what you want? You don’t know the entirety of what any given person does, though you speak as if you do, and you’ve offered no alternatives. At best, you’re a wet blanket.

          • Islander April 29, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

            I have never been on fbook and twit either, but what I read is that Twit has become central to the exchange of information, including political info and ideas.

            Judging from the number of vids of the Ukraine situ on the ground that are posted on Twitter, I think that contention is believable.

          • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

            Tax Donkey, I’ve been on FB since 2009. At first I was just friends with actual friends and family and it wasn’t that intriguing.
            But then I started “friending” people from all over the world and it suddenly became my main source of news and information.
            It’s actually amazing to have a source of news that is honest instead of the pure bullshit the msm hands out. I knew about the coup in Turkey before it was reported here. I told my husband that there was a coup and he checked Yahoo “news” and told me that there wasn’t. Then an hour later they finally reported it. Same with Syria. I had a Syrian friend who posted up-to-date reports every day.
            Then in 2017 Congress hauled the heads of facebook, twitter, youtube and google in front of them and threatened them to start censoring.
            They caved and ever since then the censorship has gotten worse worse, now combined with “fact checks” (disinformation) and unsolicited propaganda (help the refugees of Ukraine).
            But people in the habit of spreading news and views don’t want to give it up, so now they are flat-out disabling accounts, which is where I am now.
            I can’t even see facebook, so I am reliant on other sites to get my news.
            Here’s an interesting piece of news. It looks like Moldova is going to be the new area that the US/NATO will use to attack Russia. So I went to the internet to see what the flag looked like, you know, to get a jump on everyone else, and I went to one site that was selling them for $54 and they said they had sold 12 in the last 24 hours. For $54?
            You could buy a tank of gas for that. Anyway, apparently other people got the jump on me, I guess for that demonstration that will be held in Times Square in support of the brave beleaguered people of Moldova.

          • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

            And actually, TD, there was a ”movement” to cancel yourself.
            It was a top-down movement, pushed by the Establishment and their lackeys.
            They even found a former fb employee to issue heart-felt pleas to obstreperous users to save themselves from the heartbreak of fb addiction by cancelling their accounts.
            They made a documentary about it, a sort of undated Reefer Madness, showing the ravaged user who was unable to kick their addiction.
            I think it probably worked on the brainless users who believe the ”fact checking”, but not on people who use it for news and information.

          • Anthea April 29, 2022 at 10:57 pm #

            Facebook can be useful for “educating” or informing people.

            I started calling out the covid fraud in March of 2020, when even the skeptics were afraid to speak up. I think there were several people in my area who only spoke up because I did.

            There are a lot of people who would never have seen or heard anything countering the official narrative about covid and the vaccines, and–more recently–the conflict in Ukraine, if it weren’t for people like me posting on Facebook.

            Most of my Facebook friends are very conservative, but, like so many here in the rural Midwest, they have a goody-goody streak a mile wide. They need someone to counter the “save grandma” narratives.

            Many people in rural areas live rather isolated lives, especially if they live on a farm that is eight miles outside the nearest town, and all their kids are grown and gone. Facebook allows them to keep in touch with family, friends, and neighbors.

            I’ve never been kicked off of Facebook, despite making many, many posts that oppose the official narrative. (Facebook has removed one of my links a time or two.) I suspect that Facebook’s censorship is little used in some of the more conservative areas areas of the country–probably because censorship would, if anything, harden their resistance and make them aware that they’re being censored.

        • tahoe1780 April 29, 2022 at 10:37 am #

          Yes. We have to speak up lest our silence be seen as acquiescense.
          https://genius.com/Simon-and-garfunkel-the-sound-of-silence-lyrics

          • D from OR April 29, 2022 at 11:08 am #

            Oh brother. The demographics here….

        • lizharmon April 29, 2022 at 11:48 am #

          I hate to break it to you, Sport, but you’re the old crank that everyone on fakebook laughs at. But if you want to believe you’re educating people, who am I to fuck with your delusion?

          • Rowdypiglet April 29, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

            Why are you attacking people who are doing as much as they’re able to do, particularly when – for all we know – you’ve never done anything half as useful, or anything at all? You have no way of knowing what educates people. There are some whose minds could not be changed by anything whatsoever, and there are some for whom a few words from someone they otherwise respect may open a window and let in a little light. This is why we never win, and probably never will; we turn on those who wish to help and peck them to death.

          • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

            If twitter and facebook were not effective they wouldn’t be attacked and censored so much.

          • JTinMD April 30, 2022 at 8:36 am #

            Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little
            Cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more…

      • MontanaMan April 29, 2022 at 10:27 am #

        And more than you. Smart ass. And I tell you that to your face..

      • Jarek April 29, 2022 at 10:32 am #

        Have you left the Democratic Party yet? Or do you still believe in “racism”?

    • Bob12065 April 29, 2022 at 10:48 am #

      Odd that I didn’t see you at Jim’s place last night. Could have had that discussion right there with him.

      Trust me folks, JHK is not a liberal. He is hard core conservative.

      • benr April 29, 2022 at 4:57 pm #

        Classic liberal and a modern day conservative are typically cut from the same cloth.

        The meanings have shifted in the last thirty years.

        • D from OR April 30, 2022 at 10:52 am #

          Agreed. The ideological/political labels are cages. Using them or supporting them is meant for the low-informed but loud.

          Like the shifts in meanings the idea of nuance, detail and complexity have been marginalized in our culture over the last thirty years.

          The Covid experience was the epitome of this with the notion of everyone age 0-100 was the same despite health. The end result of non-vax or vax was just a new binary label to give the Controllers more cages.

          So while folks might love them some either/or, this/that, bad guys/good guys in the end it is just simplistic thinking and appeals only to the very base.

    • MaryQueen April 29, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

      I’m pretty sure James does label himself a liberal, but I suppose I could be wrong.

      • Paula D April 30, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

        I think he says he was a registered Dem but not a liberal.

  8. Merkwurdiglieb April 29, 2022 at 9:59 am #

    Jim, I just finished reading The Harrows Of Spring. Thank you for writing it as well as the previous entries in the World Made By Hand series. And thank you especially for dealing so harshly (and realistically) with those Berkshire hooligans. Ironically though the enforcers who set things right (the New Faithers) originally come from that part of the country which you so often lament will devolve back to its Confederate ways. Nevertheless, I look forward to the day when those events you describe occur for real, despite the harrowing jouney to get there.

  9. Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 9:59 am #

    James Howard Kunstler has taken to the Twatter? Say it ain’t so, Joe… err… James!

    And you started off so promising with “this is this.” As in, “This is a bullet, this is your liberal brain. How long until the twain shall meet?”

    Meanwhile liberal hero Zelensky(y) – aka “the Z Man” – is rapidly positioning himself as the leader of the so-called “free world.” Who says liberals don’t do irony? Already got a campaign theme song ginned up:

    The best things in life are free
    But you can give them to the birds and bees
    I need money (That’s what I want)
    That’s what I want (That’s what I want)
    That’s what I want (That’s what I want)
    That’s what I want (That’s what I want)

    Your love give me such a thrill
    But your love don’t pay my bills
    I need money (That’s what I want)
    That’s what I want (That’s what I want)
    That’s what I want (That’s what I want)
    That’s what I want (That’s what I want)

    Money don’t get everything, it’s true
    But what it don’t get I can’t use!
    I need money (That’s what I want)
    That’s what I want (That’s what I want)
    That’s what I want (That’s what I want)
    That’s what I want (That’s what I want)

    • SpeedyBB April 29, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

      Dis,

      I find the history of this tune, with covers all over the place, fascinating.

      Here’s what Wiki says about it: “Money” is a rhythm and blues song written by Tamla founder Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford, which was the first hit record for Gordy’s Motown enterprise. Barrett Strong recorded it in 1959 as a single for the Tamla label, distributed nationally on Anna Records. Many artists later recorded the tune, including the Beatles in 1963, the Rolling Stones in 1964, and the Flying Lizards in 1979.”

      The weirdest, and funniest, cover version of course is the 1979 hit by Flying Lizards. When asked why she spoke the lyrics, vocalist Deborah Evans-Stickland admitted honestly “…because it was too hard to sing them.” Wiki describes her “Sloane rap” speaking style as “…robotic… …emotionless…”

      Pursuing the history of Berry Gordy down a rabbit hole, I kind of wish I hadn’t, because of the [all-too-predictable] cruelty, greed and sadness:

      https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/berry-gordy-cheats-another-motown-artist-out-of-money-smh.568682/page-2

      • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 5:27 pm #

        Interesting. I grew up listening to the Beatles version of course, with John Lennon’s acerbic vocals ringing true for the time, as always. But I came to like the Flying Lizards version better after a time. The soul-less, robotic, staccato notes in that version struck an even greater chord for the time, a time that seems to still be with us today.

        From a song that was probably a throwaway album filler when it was first written, has come an anthem for the generations living and born since 1980. If we were to practice truth in advertising, “Money” would be our national anthem. As a fallback option we could use Pink Floyd’s version – a totally different song – for less formal occasions. That one’s more of a wage slave working man’s workaday theme there.

        Money
        Get away
        You get a good job with more pay and you’re okay
        Money
        It’s a gas
        Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash

        New car, caviar, four star, daydream
        Think I’ll buy me a football team

        Money
        Get back
        I’m alright, Jack, keep your hands off of my stack
        Money
        It’s a hit
        Don’t give me that do goody good bullshit

  10. RaymondR April 29, 2022 at 10:01 am #

    While I truly hope that “the whole wretched episode of orchestrated national mindfuckery is about to come a’tumblin’ down”‘ I fear that the powers that be have too much of a stranglehold on the body politic for the collapse to come anytime soon. However, the collapse that will come will be racheting down in peace and prosperity that will take a couple of hundred years. Future historians will compare it to the fall of Rome. We are already in an age of migration, will the barbarian war bands be fall behind, ready to deliver the coup de grace to a sclerotic and dying culture?

    Thanks for the post JHK!

    • thirdcoastlegend April 29, 2022 at 11:36 am #

      RR-

      It appears they really might be able to narrate and print longer than we can stay sane and solvent.

      • Justin April 30, 2022 at 11:00 am #

        It does appear that way thirdcoastlegend. Doesn’t it?
        I’m not convinced that Musk will open Twit up, or make it better.
        https://www.wired.com/story/elon-musk-twitter-privacy-anonymity/

        There are many nefarious things he could do with Twit, and I’m also not sure which side he is on…

        I do agree with JHK that the new “Disinformation bureau of Propaganda” does smell like a desperate act of a failing empire in fear of losing their control of the narrative.

    • TaxDonkey April 29, 2022 at 11:46 am #

      They are tying to capture the food supply, just like many elites in days gone by. It never ends well.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 11:55 am #

        Now the government is recalling beef jerky.

    • SpeedyBB April 29, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

      Drawing by the numbers, the parallels to the decay and collapse of Imperial Rome after around AD 200 are astonishing.

      An unhappy, aimless, easily-tempted public: bread, circuses, NASCAR, NFL, Tik Tok and TV.

      A parade of barely-believable, dissolute, silly, murderous emperors: Reagan, Pappy Bush, Clinton, Dubya Bush, Obomber and the current mummy.

      Praetorian Guard = Corporate Puppeteers & Deep State manipulating the scenario, bulllying the Senate

      The Empire eventually overwhelmed by the tsunami of foreign hordes, many of whom serving in the military, who “…wanted the prestige and privilege of being Roman citizens…” Until they saw how little it meant and didn’t.

      An alien & inexplicably powerful religion undercutting traditional values: first Christianity, now Islam.

      Of course it is not a perfect imitation but the parallels are creepy.

      • Mac April 29, 2022 at 9:11 pm #

        Don’t forget the disaffected former slave population and currency debasement!!

  11. Rodster April 29, 2022 at 10:04 am #

    This is what you call Karma baby, or Putin saying “paybacks a bitch. I hope you are happy Deep State and Neocons because America, the world is laughing at you.

    https://twitter.com/townhallcom/status/1519698983513432065

    • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 10:15 am #

      Poor bastard. He can’t even try to hide it anymore. Wonder how loud he’ll squeal when Putin and Xi turn the tables on him after the fall of the dollar and the DC crowd have to go begging for handouts or face the wrath of the mob here at home?

      • BackRowHeckler April 29, 2022 at 10:34 am #

        No squealing. Blame it on Trump, White Supremacy, Big Oil etc.

      • Opie April 29, 2022 at 11:24 am #

        Anyone else paying attention to the fact that 27 food processing plants have been destroyed in the first 4 months oh 2022, a 4 fold increase over previous years. Asymmetrical warfare Mr. Putin has been promising?

        • Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

          Nah that’s our own government trying to starve us.

        • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

          Ha, ha, BackRowHeckler, you forgot Putin, but Opie chimed in to remind you.

    • MaryQueen April 29, 2022 at 8:27 pm #

      Whoa.

  12. fattigmann April 29, 2022 at 10:04 am #

    God bless JHK, a national treasure.

    • SpeedyBB April 29, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

      God Bless JHK to be sure. Also all you fart smellers out yonder in Commenter-Land. I have saved exchanges, .docx files several hundred thousand words long, consisting mostly of erudite or funny exchanges in the Comments section.

      Good show. I hope the mini-Quislings and wannabe-Eichmanns logging up all this stuff for Uncle are getting an eddy-ma-cashun as well. Though I tend to doubt it. The persecution of Snowden, Assange & Co. is a lesson well-learned.

  13. Bill of Rights April 29, 2022 at 10:08 am #

    TUCKER CARLSON interviewed JIM KUNSTLER on FoxNation March 25. It’s still available to watch.

    1 hour Episode is called “Uglyville”.

    Enjoy!

    • MontanaMan April 29, 2022 at 10:29 am #

      It’s excellent!!!

    • SW April 29, 2022 at 11:53 am #

      I watched the clip and liked JHK’s explanation it’s “entropy made visible.” Most new schools going up look more like minimum security prisons than anything else. No trees, windows that open, no attempt at charm or warmth. But most of the kids come from the suburbs that mirror this soulless, antisocial (as in it’s difficult to know your neighbors, not in the criminal sense) and treeless environment.

    • cbeard April 29, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

      Couldn’t watch it without removing my ad blocker. I won’t remove it for Jesus, much less Tucker.

    • zenfugue April 29, 2022 at 5:21 pm #

      Have you got a link?

  14. Ishabaka April 29, 2022 at 10:14 am #

    “This is a man, this ain’t something else”.
    “This is a woman, this ain’t something else”.
    “And I ain’t no biologist”.

  15. redrock April 29, 2022 at 10:16 am #

    Mind fuckery can only occur if you have a mind. The education system in America has failed, a disaster of enormous proportions. Many generations without a mind left wandering in a liberal paradise of total ignorance. Grade dilution sank into the swamp of feel good mental masturbation. Babies given everything without working for it. Men posing as women. Facebook populated by pussy”s sensitive to every lib whim. FUCK EM ALL.

    • D from OR April 29, 2022 at 10:26 am #

      “if you have a mind”

      A comment I made on a local news site received a reply from a hysterical wokester who said I was “willfully ignoring” the opinion of the article.

      I had to point out that not agreeing wasn’t the equivalent of ignoring.

    • TaxDonkey April 29, 2022 at 11:48 am #

      you need to get out of the city

  16. Hockeyguy April 29, 2022 at 10:18 am #

    Like a lifelong alcoholic derelict with failing kidneys, somehow our dysfunctional society drunkenly staggers on, not quite yet ready to collapse into the gutter, vomit on itself, and die.

    Time to get T-shirts printed up: “Proud spreader of mis- and dis-information.” Mock them and let them see us laughing in their totalitarian clown faces.

    • MontanaMan April 29, 2022 at 10:28 am #

      I couldn’t agree more with you my friend.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 11:01 am #

      Honest I think some of these people would be too stupid to understand that shirt.

      Elon Musk put out some kind of cartoon about how all of a sudden he’s on the “right”, the kind of graph we all learned to read and understand in maybe 5th grade, and some of these people are managing to seriously misinterpret it.

      Just too much willful stupidity going around. I didn’t know that you can will yourself dumber, but you can.

      • Night Owl April 29, 2022 at 11:13 am #

        It is nothing new. I recall feeling the same after 9/11 and watching most of the country cheer Bush and co.

        To this day, most people will not even touch 9/11, despite mountains of evidence showing we were lied to about every single major event that occured.

        The difference with Covid is that everyone is affected with the mandates. So the percentage of people willing to examine the evidence for the fraud is much greater.

        • TaxDonkey April 29, 2022 at 11:49 am #

          well said

        • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

          I think the difference is social media.
          I remember copying CDs of 9-11 Truth cds and handing them out to people.
          So Old School!

          • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

            I meant DVDS.
            Now you just provide a link.

          • Night Owl April 29, 2022 at 5:12 pm #

            I would disagree. The cud-chewers only care when they feel directly affected.

            The thing that most directly affected them in the years after 9/11 was fear of being called a conspiracy theorist for questioning it.

            They gave up nothing and sucked up the propaganda like a Slurpee.

          • TaxDonkey April 30, 2022 at 2:57 am #

            Paula, someone gave me a DVD on 9-11 a long time ago. It blew my mind.

          • Paula D April 30, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

            Good to hear, TD.

    • JTinMD April 29, 2022 at 4:05 pm #

      As I recall, it’s mis-, dis-, and mal- information. So, together, they spell misdismal.

      MisDisMal Miss Dismal, etc

      misdismal information

      fun with t-shirts!

      • JTinMD April 29, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

        Oh, and also we must remember that even when information is true and factual, if it contradicts the official narrative, it’s MAL-information! Grand Mal information?

  17. Jo-G April 29, 2022 at 10:27 am #

    Mr. Kunstler’s predictions are usually wrong, unfortunately. I’ll not call Mr. Musk’s free speech quest a success until I see that Mr. Putin’s office is tweeting freely or some similar villains.

    Way back in the dark ages the teachers in primary school taught us about free speech. One repeated lesson involved showing a movie from the ACLU. I saw it several times. It featured a black woman lawyer defending a racist Nazi. She told the racist Nazi something like “I don’t agree with what you’re saying but I defend your right to say it.” Do they still show that movie to elementary and high school students? Why not? Is it now disinformation?

    In his sample tweet, calling the Moderna and Pfizer treatments vaccines is disinformation. I actually remember studying vaccines in high school, college and graduate school. The censors can change the internet definitions in a flash but those mRNA treatments which hijack our genetic system don’t match the definition of vaccine in my textbooks or dictionary.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 10:37 am #

      The ACLU’s mission then was a cover for what it was to become later.

      The ACLU of today figures prominently in that Depp trial going on. It looks as if Johnny’s ‘cancellation’ was a little more organized, by some major players, than it first appeared.

      https://news.yahoo.com/aclu-lawyer-testified-amber-heards-001958956.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

      • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 11:02 am #

        Whew! She has not aged well either. Life in the fast lane will get to you!

    • neurodoc April 29, 2022 at 3:27 pm #

      A true vaccine involves a killed or attenuated viral load injected into one’s system resulting in teaching the T cell and B cell generated antibodies to recognize the live virus by the markers of the killed or attenuated virus. This usually takes between five and 8 years. So called ‘warp speed’ mRNA gene therapy that produces massive amounts of S1 proteins (thought initially to be Cov viral markers but found later to be the Cov viral toxin…oops!) is in no way a real vaccine. It is a gene therapy using mRNA to alter DNA in hopes (failed) of creating immunity to the target via manufacture of a valid (not in this case) viral marker. Idiocracy vs. Stupidity vs. Greed vs Genocide; take your pick.

      • neurodoc April 29, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

        Sorry; should read ‘T cells and….)

      • JTinMD April 29, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

        For shame, neurodoc! For shame. Although true and factual, your comments are still very naughty. Malinformation at work. Shelter the children, puppies and kitten-cats!

    • spaingaroo May 1, 2022 at 11:07 am #

      maybe someone closer to home like the man who was the sitting president when he was banned.

  18. BackRowHeckler April 29, 2022 at 10:28 am #

    Jim, rest assured your Tweet is being scrutinized by Truth Commissar Jankewicz as I type this. Will it pass muster? Perhaps not. Commissar Jankewicz has not yet assembled her army of brownshirt Speech Enforcers as of yet, but Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas has put at her disposal a team of Homeland Security Agents, who are fanning out across the country to enforce Chairman Xidens’s diktats against free speech.

    We all need to self censor and be careful what we say from here on in.

    • chopper April 29, 2022 at 10:51 am #

      Self censoring is exactly what we should not do. This is a war of words and silence will not defend nor attack the enemy.

      • neurodoc April 29, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

        It should not be a war of words, as that has failed. Someone famous once said that when the ballot box fails, go to the jury box; when that fails, all that’s left is the cartridge box. We’re there, my friends, like it or not.
        Lock and load.

        • Ron Anselmo May 1, 2022 at 3:20 am #

          Exactly Doc – the solutions are no longer political – they are kinetic. Anything else is wasted time. One minute talking about 2022 or 2024, is wasted time. One minute talking about political parties, is wasted time. Enough already, time to stop wasting time.

      • spaingaroo May 1, 2022 at 11:08 am #

        I assume BRH forgot the sarc/ tags

    • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      I think we’re all hopelessly fooked by now, brh. In for a penny, in for a pound, and all that.

      • Night Owl April 29, 2022 at 11:09 am #

        I don’t. This sort of overreach is exactly what is needed to wake up another 20 percent of the cud-chewers.

        This sort of dropping of the mask is exactly what the WEF crowd does not want to do until the chains are fully on.

        I see it as a good thing.

        • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 11:45 am #

          Oh I do too. But I expect there will be consequences.

          • JTinMD April 29, 2022 at 4:20 pm #

            Well, at least they chose a very pretty young lady to lead our lovely, shiny, new Disinformation Governance Board, said the obnoxiously sexist old guy.

            “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!” 😉

    • elysianfield April 29, 2022 at 11:11 am #

      “We all need to self censor and be careful what we say from here on in.”

      BRH,
      You are too late…too goddamned late.

      Your social credit score is in the feculent gutter .In a fundament(al) crack, so to speak. The flatus we have offered has been recorded, and taken measure.

      No Sammies for you….

      • BackRowHeckler April 29, 2022 at 11:37 am #

        E. I’ve stocked up in case nuclear war breaks out — it may be awhile before brewers recover.

        • spaingaroo April 30, 2022 at 8:44 am #

          will be the first industry to get back on it’s feet.
          All pulling togther

  19. Jarek April 29, 2022 at 10:29 am #

    “The free speech versus censorship framing is a false dichotomy.”

    Nina Jankowicz

    In other words, a is not a, but b. This is not this but that. Freedom isn’t freedom, but rather, slavery.

    • Uncle Rick April 29, 2022 at 10:45 am #

      Newspeak. And we thought it was just an imaginative novel of an unlikely distopian future.

    • Rowdypiglet April 29, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

      We’ve become so stupid that it’s actually possible to say this sort of thing without consequences. What else could you expect from people who demand that you call a man a woman, or who are widely affirmed when they refer to themselves as “they?”

  20. Uncle Rick April 29, 2022 at 10:43 am #

    As per usual, the Democrats haven’t given a nanosecond’s thought to possible negative (for them) consequences tomorrow of their actions today. When Republicans take over all the houses, they will do one of two things: disband the Ministry of Truth, or turn it on their own political enemies with a zeal engendered by years of taking on the chin from the Dems and their fellow-travelers.

    That will be fun to watch.

    • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 10:59 am #

      Hold that thought…

    • Ron Anselmo May 1, 2022 at 2:32 pm #

      Rick – there’s a third option: They will do nothing.

  21. Jarek April 29, 2022 at 10:45 am #

    “When men have realized that time has upset many fighting faiths, they may come to believe even more than they believe the very foundations of their own conduct that the ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas—that the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market, and that truth is the only ground upon which their wishes safely can be carried out. That at any rate is the theory of our Constitution. It is an experiment, as all life is an experiment. Every year if not every day we have to wager our salvation upon some prophecy based upon imperfect knowledge. While that experiment is part of our system I think that we should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe and believe to be fraught with death.”

    Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Jarek: Needless to say that the above is a glorious relativity. Since Truth does exist, and along with it natural law, what the market place of ideas decides may not accord with it. If the people get it too wrong too often, they will lose their freedoms. Freedom is isn’t free to be dumb after all. There are consequences for bad decisions and oversights. Pop culture and idealisms (like Libertarianism and Liberalism) have made the freedom to choose the only things, ignoring completely the aspect of choosing well. This has been disastrous.

    • TaxDonkey April 29, 2022 at 11:56 am #

      Well, I remember a time we really did have free speech here in Merica. We the people have thrown a huge chunk of it away. Not Putin or Xi, but we. It appears to be a cyclical thing in history and can’t be avoided.

    • SW April 29, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

      But often the consequences for bad decisions and oversights is slow in coming like the eventual capitulation of the news media that Hunter’s laptop is authentic. My guess is there’s about 30 to 40% of the population who believes exactly what they’re told and will support our new Disinformation Ministry as essential to “preserve our democracy.”

      If Musk sticks to his claim that he wants to encourage free speech (within the bounds of the law — no threats to people or groups, etc.) the rift is going to magnify and I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. For example, I don’t see people who swallow the whole trans-ideology as being converted but maybe being enlightened that this belief isn’t as widespread as they thought.

    • SpeedyBB April 29, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

      ‘Freedom isn’t free to be dumb…’

      You remind me of the minor but critical difference between “Methyl” and “Ethyl” alcohol, and the inevitable stories of blinded drinkers in dry states of India who didn’t pay attention.

  22. Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 10:49 am #

    Has anyone heard from the Republicans their plan for combatting this Ministry of Truth idea?

    They put more effort into stopping Donald Trump, still, than they ever have for opposing something that isn’t good for Americans.

    Their “response” to that odious idea being floated once again, student debt cancellation, if they respond at all, is a mere “that’s unfair”.

    I think they would just as soon see the plan proceed, and everyone’s rage would be directed at those who got their debt wiped out, instead of at the politicians who allowed it to happen.

    None of the Republicans want to even address the fact that there might be a problem.

    This man is of the opinion that there is some kind of bailout planned, and I’m not sure what he means by that, but there is something fishy going on, because nobody in government even wants to consider obvious solutions.

    https://twitter.com/martyrmade/status/1519715452699615233?s=20&t=uQtJXgMxEKJnFwefe06fPQ

    • BackRowHeckler April 29, 2022 at 11:39 am #

      Well, Lincoln Project Republicans back the Ministry of Truth 100%.

      • SW April 29, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

        The name itself is Orwellian. Somehow I don’t see Lincoln agreeing with these self important, overpaid, over exposed hypocrites.

  23. jeff2002 April 29, 2022 at 10:52 am #

    Musk is an enigma. Champions “free speech” but also wants to put a chip in your head. (See his Neurolink project.) Also wants to improve Twitter by “authenticating humans”—by way of a digital ID, perhaps. Time to activate your Trojan Horse detector.

    • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 11:00 am #

      Bingo! Stealth (in)humanity at work here.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 11:03 am #

      Twitter was bad before, if it stays bad what have I lost?

      I’m enjoying some epic trolling in the meantime. I didn’t know he had it in him.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 29, 2022 at 11:09 am #

      Exactly. He may do some good along the way in his quest for whatever the actual goal is, just like many people felt Gates was doing the third world a service by offering vaccinations for (actual historically existent) diseases they might still regularly face.

      But ultimately, yes, anyone who wants to chip our brains is not exactly on the side of the people. Unless he’s just schnuts, and enjoys spending his money on things no one else can afford. Possible, but not likely in the long run.

      • Jarek April 29, 2022 at 11:12 am #

        Good points. Elon goes that way, then we are betrayed again.

    • thirdcoastlegend April 29, 2022 at 11:42 am #

      Well, the chip in everyone’s head is so they don’t need to build all those techno-brutalist pod farms, like the ones in the Matrix.

      C’mon man, look on the bright side!

      • JTinMD April 30, 2022 at 9:04 am #

        Gamesters of Triskelion

    • Rowdypiglet April 29, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

      I agree. He strikes me as a trickster sort of character, someone who likes to stir the pot to see what will happen. I wouldn’t rely on him for anything, though if he loosens up Twitter I’ll say “thank you.” I wouldn’t be surprised if he eventually went the way of Howard Hughes and became really . . . strange. In any event, too many people are going overboard and imagining that he’s the new Daddy who’s going to come and set things right. I certainly wouldn’t count on that.

      • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

        Back in those days I believed what the media told me.
        Now I’m wondering, was Howard Hughes crazy or was he a captive? We only know what his handlers and the media told us.

        • SpeedyBB April 29, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

          Paula: Howard Hughes was surrounded by a steel wall of Mormon Gestapo operatives. Can’t see any positive side to that.

        • Rowdypiglet April 29, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

          You may well be right about Howard Hughes. We’ll probably never know. Still, I stick to my belief that Musk is unpredictable and unreliable. Those things may work to our benefit on occasion, but just as easily might not. I don’t believe in saviors, though I do believe in people of good intention – just not convinced he’s one of them.

          • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 5:09 pm #

            The part about the ”authenticated humans” is probably the giveaway.
            Obama was pushing the same thing.
            Our ruling overlords want us to be registered in order to access the internet, so that they can track us more easily.
            It is probably the worst step in the ongoing suppression of the freedom of the early internet.

  24. Night Owl April 29, 2022 at 11:01 am #

    On the Corona Ausschuss right now:

    The lawyer involved in the recent decision to strike down the CDC mask mandate.

    Also, an interesting tidbit of info.:

    On the day before Trump took office, the Obama Admin. changed the language of a law dictating what constitutes medically invasive procedures to specifically allow penetration of the ears, nose or throat.

    The Plandemic. The Greatest Hoax in History.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 11:06 am #

      Yes, so they can shove a stick way way way in the back of your skull, to find a virus you can catch just by having someone breathe within six feet of you.

      • Night Owl April 29, 2022 at 11:15 am #

        Exactly.

        The fact that it was changed literally on the day before Trump took office is another massive smoking gun. All planned and largely laid out in the Lockstep and SPARS scenario texts.

        I would bet that even most the posters here still have not read either of those.

        • justanotherguy April 29, 2022 at 4:05 pm #

          care to fisk this?

          https://needtoknow.news/2022/02/johns-hopkins-u-confirms-you-can-be-vaccinated-with-a-pcr-swab-test-without-knowing/

          Excerpt:

          “Journalist John O’Sullivan warned that the massive PCR testing campaign could be a WHO vaccination program in disguise. He was referring to a new technology developed at Johns Hopkins University that developed tiny, star-shaped micro-devices called ‘Theragrippers’ that attach to the intestinal mucosa and can deliver drugs into the body. The devices are made of metal and a thin film that changes shape and are as small as a dust particle.”

          • Night Owl May 1, 2022 at 11:39 am #

            This was discussed on the Corona Ausschuss a long way back.

            Seems quite plausible, but I am not going to worry about things like this. There is enough to deal with as it is.

      • thirdcoastlegend April 29, 2022 at 11:44 am #

        They grind it in there so they can front-load the PCR amplification process with the largest possible input.

        It also helps ensure the largest possible amount of viable DNA for their database.

        • SW April 29, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

          Millions voluntarily donated their DNA to those genetic sites (my own family included) pretending to disclose amazing discoveries about our ancestors. Unfortunately, there probably were people who got nasty shocks about who they thought Daddy was but for the most part, all we have to do is look in the mirror, have a vague idea about our ancestors and Bingo! there’s our ancestors.

          AI has to have massive amounts of data to function correctly and the more DNA information its got, the better.

          • TaxDonkey April 29, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

            they were harvesting DNA from the nasal swab tests.

          • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

            I don’t understand how they sold it as “Find out about your family” when all they gave people was a pie chart of global areas they said you had in your DNA.
            I heard about identical twins who were given completely different pie charts, to boot.
            Yeah, Tax Donkey, my Facebook friend who lives in a small town in Texas said the feds came to their town and tested everyone there. It didn’t occur to her until afterwards that they had just harvested everyone’s DNA.

  25. Mike G April 29, 2022 at 11:12 am #

    “this Is this” is actually what it may come down to.

    • Jarek April 29, 2022 at 11:14 am #

      Chesterton said that some day saying, “Grass is green” would be a matter for drawn swords.

  26. MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 29, 2022 at 11:13 am #

    If mega-billionaires want to actually help people they should stop coming up with fantastical products/movements that no one wants. For example, I don’t need to pay half a lifetime of salary to dip my nose at the edge of space.

    They could, oh I don’t know, donate half of their money each year to supply food for entire regions of the country. Odds are they’d make it back each year by combination of charitable write-offs, donations, stock portfolio growth and accruing interest on the remainder.

    And people would appreciate and trust them more, which would allow them to work in the background on the really sinister stuff for the future.

    • SW April 29, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

      Bezos has enough money to own a $500m mega-yacht, a $23m mansion in Washington DC, a $175m estate in Beverly Hills and a $78m, 14-acre estate in Maui. And he wants $10 billion from taxpayers to subsidize his space hobby.

      He could pay his employees a living wage, provide real benefits and still be swimming in money. The fact that he doesn’t do that says everything anyone needs to know about him.

      • neurodoc April 29, 2022 at 4:30 pm #

        Can you spell…..psychopath !!!!

      • MaryQueen April 29, 2022 at 8:43 pm #

        THANK YOU.

    • justanotherguy April 29, 2022 at 4:08 pm #

      the key to understanding money at that level is simple – the mega rich’s major asset is not to have or to use things, but to prevent large populations from doing so. that is the power that is sought and used to move the world.

      • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

        You’ve got it. It’s a game of keep away.

    • Anthea May 1, 2022 at 8:07 am #

      The mega-billionaires do not of course “actually want to help people.”

      As for “supplying food for entire regions of the country,” the people in most of these regions would be well able to supply themselves with food, if they were able to buy land and get set up for food production of one kind or another. It is perfectly ordinary people of fairly modest means who are doing the hands-on work and innovation in sustainable agriculture and soil restoration–any time they can lay their hands on some land. One of my neighbors has done a lot of work along those lines, as well as in building cheap, comfortable, energy-efficient housing. He built his straw-bale house for $5,000. (It lacks some amenities.)

      If you go into Amish country, you see high tunnels everywhere. Market gardeners around here have two or three of them.

      All the innovation that is aimed at producing good, wholesome, abundant food is being done by “little guys.” All that’s needed to make immense progress in this area is for the PTB to get their boots off of everyone’s neck.

      There are also many people around here with an astounding degree of mechanical aptitude who could probably build just about any mechanical device anyone could possibly want.

      The PTB don’t really want to advance either civilization or its material basis; they want to stop everyone else from doing it. This is done by creating highly centralized economies in which the masses are poor, ignorant, and have no access to the means of production–which is primarily land.

      • Paula D May 1, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

        Check this out, Anthea. I think you’ll find it interesting.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86gyW0vUmVs

      • Ron Anselmo May 2, 2022 at 2:14 am #

        Anthea – self-sufficiency is a threat to the system and thus discouraged or worse. Simple as that.

  27. Hardrock April 29, 2022 at 11:15 am #

    Putin Master Plan….the intellectuals behind “NeoEurasianism” and Gumilev’s theory of ‘passionarity’. Joel Hirst’s blog entry is scary.

    https://joelhirst.blog/

    I’ve been following Joel for a few months. He has a background in International Relations and has worked all over the world. Not an easy read (for me at least) but well worth the effort and research.

    • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 11:43 am #

      Funny, no mention of the 2014 Maidan Coup or the fact that “the NATO” (aka, the US) is now pouring money and weapons into the conflict hand over fist to fan the flames of war, never mind the fact that “the Joe Biden” has every reason in the world to bury the many misdeeds done by him and his devil spawn in support of all this.

      Sometimes a war is just a war (this is this) and it’s actually justified. No “Master Plan” required.

      • justanotherguy April 29, 2022 at 4:11 pm #

        yup, kind of a corporate re-org to hide those skeletons in the closet, writ large on the international stage.

  28. Jarek April 29, 2022 at 11:16 am #

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1519867142581141518

    Nina singing. Bad. Tucker had a better, Mary Poppins type song of hers.

    We really need to stop empowering young women. This is what you get. We need to show them how ridiculous they are.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 11:37 am #

      That was way worse than bad singing. I can’t describe it.

      • thirdcoastlegend April 29, 2022 at 11:45 am #

        The screeching of a harpy?

        • Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

          No, that’s not it, although that is arguably true. It’s the totality of the video, the mindset, the other woman accompanying that, the fact that people like this exist and don’t mind others knowing just how sick they are…

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 29, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

      Good Lord. Can you imagine being married to that? You’d have to pretend you like it. Probably even have to pay for studio time and sheepishly promote her “album” to your friends and family to keep her happy.

      Please don’t ever link to something like that again, Jarek.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 29, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

        Ten bucks she made her students watch that, too.

    • TaxDonkey April 29, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

      Like putting Greta in charge of Europe’s energy policy?

    • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 5:07 pm #

      Two comments down… Christ Jesus, Jack, why?

      That says it all…

    • tully May 1, 2022 at 6:38 pm #

      Nina’s Mary Poppins routine is bad, but guessing folks have now seen something even worse: her 2015 version of “My Simple Christmas Wish” (Rich, Famous, and Powerful):

      https://nypost.com/2022/04/30/another-music-video-of-biden-disinfo-boss-nina-jankowicz-surfaces/

      Her voice hurts my ears, but the crowd listening in the video seemed to like it. Well into the Christmas cheer I suppose.

  29. Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 11:19 am #

    The Market Ticker guy presents some facts about the “vaccines” (they don’t “work”) and also the whole scam surrounding the virus:

    ” I had articles retroactively blackballed by Google’s “advertising complex” several months down the road after publication over exactly that. That’s right — I was told I couldn’t recommend people get off their ass and improve their health as a mitigating factor against respiratory disease as that became “medical misinformation” once the only path acceptable to promote as a mitigating factor became jabs. What?

    In addition immediate and early treatment with drugs that were very safe, had decades of experience proving same and might work were not only discouraged you were thrown off social media and, if a professional such as a doctor, subject to having your ticket punched if you handed out those things to people who were or might get afflicted. Then to top it off we had pharmacists deciding they knew more than physicians and by “corporate instruction” refused to fill valid prescriptions.”

    http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?blog=Market-Ticker-Nad

    This is Nuremberg-level stuff that they just want us to forget.

  30. Opie April 29, 2022 at 11:30 am #

    Great news on the vaccine front. Now you can dose your newborn baby’s, it’s safe, it’s fun! Be the first one on your block to have your baby end up in a box !

  31. Jarek April 29, 2022 at 11:32 am #

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/putin-war-on-verge-expanding-outside-ukraine-terrorism-in-moldova

    Are the Ukrainians shelling Transnistria (Russian Moldova) to lure the Russians in to Moldova, a NATO country? Will Russia have to take all the lands around the Black Sea?

    • thirdcoastlegend April 29, 2022 at 11:47 am #

      I thought they were trying to pull in Romania.

      Lots of rumors flying about a Polish peacekeeping mission going to Lvov.

      • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 11:56 am #

        Yep. The Polack’s are going to put on a comedy show there, something they’re actually good at.

        • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

          A “Punch and Judy” show no less. A dumb Polack’s gonna crack an off-color joke and a tranny named Judy’s gonna punch him the face. Hilarity ensues.

      • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

        I heard that they will say that Russia attacked Transnistria and that Romanians dressed as Moldovians will “respond”.
        And I also heard that the Poles are going to Lvov.
        That will be awesome when the nazis there resume their WW2 activities and the Poles are shocked. “But we’re all on the same side now”.

  32. JackStraw April 29, 2022 at 11:36 am #

    You convey your anger at the situation very well, Jim. I feel the same way as I watch this country hijacked by violent, infantile dolts, and stand in amazement as those around me mindlessly fall in line with this insanity.

    Yesterday, I was on a conference at work, and I must have heard “inclusive” used about 50 times. It would be laughable, if it wasn’t so horrific to watch these dimwits strive to gain recognition for their adoption of the latest “approved” newspeak.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 11:47 am #

      It’s like little kids using big words they heard adults use.

      BTW, I recently learned that Musk had rattled some on the Left by being critical of ESG, and I didn’t even know that ESG was a thing, and I try to keep up.

      I learned that Glenn Beck used to talk about it, but Glenn Beck talked about Cheetos too.

      The snowflakes at Twitter are really concerned that Elon will interfere with their DEI goals, which I guess is a part of ESG.

    • thirdcoastlegend April 29, 2022 at 11:51 am #

      This is why I refuse to go back to the office, along with the over two year long terror campaign of ever changing Covid rules and procedures.

    • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 11:52 am #

      The secret to conferences at work is to carry your phone on buzzer, and then wait until someone calls or have someone call you. Take the call, get up and excuse yourself from the meeting with a fraught look of concern on your face, and then leave and don’t come back. Arrange for a colleague to pick up your stuff at the end of the day, or better yet, don’t take anything with you in the first place. Boy’s or girl’s day out!

      • thirdcoastlegend April 29, 2022 at 11:58 am #

        If anyone asks, tell them a close relative just had a stroke after their jab.

        • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

          LOL! Perfect! Rim shot to you!

          • Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

            That was excellent.

  33. Gonga Din April 29, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

    Life is real and earnest. Our “betters” are neither.

  34. Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

    The Manhattan DA has failed to make a case against Donald Trump in three years.

    https://news.yahoo.com/trump-unlikely-face-indictment-manhattan-132215205.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

    Trump ran a clean operation, they knew that going in, this was the harassment he faced from merely running for office.

    • Night Owl April 29, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

      But I was informed by the Rednut Liberal that they had all the goods on The Manchurian Candidate.

      How can this be?

      • benr April 30, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

        Wishfull thinking from a complete kook.

        Meanwhile back in the world of reality it looks like his candidate of choice is the very essence of corruption he claimed Trump was.

        • Night Owl May 1, 2022 at 6:44 pm #

          That is the inversion again.

          It is the one consistency throughout most of what we have experienced.

  35. Paula D April 29, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

    Great post, great tweet.
    Should make some heads explode.

  36. Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

    Speaking of Harris, why do you suppose they are claiming to treat her with a new drug meant for severe covid cases, for her new “case” that she doesn’t even have any symptoms for?

    Why did she get tested, absent any symptoms?

    • cowbell81 April 29, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

      I swear these people get a high off simply testing themselves for no good reason on a daily basis. They probably all go to bed at night with testing sticks stuck up their hoo-has.

      Gotta keep the Covid in the news, so what better way to do it than claim high level people are coming own with the “sickness”!

  37. Jarek April 29, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4inJSblCUY

    Tucker last night: This is it. The line in the sand.

    Tucker is Gandalf in Moria, shouting at the Balrog, Thou shalt not pass.

    Nina does Mary Poppins at 6:00. Fun stuff. Of course only one side is ridiculed. She is a Party Beast, 100%.

  38. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth April 29, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

    Great Post Jim. The war on free speech started on College Campuses when our nation of coddled young minds decided to lash out against voices they disagreed with. Acts of civil unrest, burning cars and breaking campus property to shut out the voices that threatened them. And what did the deans of these institutions of learning do? They caved to the ignorant mob.

    We should have asked these deans to rationalize their decisions against examples like Salman Rushdie or Charlie Hebdo

    Then the technology companies took up their battle and suddenly there were armies of gatekeepers and fact checkers out right owned by corporate media.

    Screw them and all their platforms

    • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth April 29, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

      No one’s asking, but I changed my name to identify with my working theory that what we are witnessing is coordinated degrowth.

      A series of actions taken by Globalist to interrupt wealthy economies and their populations in their desperate pursuit to limit climate change.

      I know the majority of the readers of this board do not believe in Climate Change, but the globalists cabal have swallowed this story hook line and sinker. You can just look to the responses of corporate boards from big oil, finance, technology and manufacturing to see their obsession with climate change.

      This is an evolving theory so please feel free to bash it or add to it. Degrowth could just be a synonym for depopulate, defund, denude …

      The global coordination of participants, marching in the same steps to complete economic suicide seems indisputable.

      • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

        What was your other name?

        • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth April 29, 2022 at 2:32 pm #

          NoLongerHuman

      • Rowdypiglet April 29, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

        I don’t believe that they actually believe in Climate Change. If they did, they would be doing something substantive. I think it’s just a way to harvest us and extract whatever we have left for their benefit. They could hold their endless climate conferences over Zoom instead of at the world’s most expensive resorts, where they pay themselves vast sums of money to bloviate and issue reports. At least, they could if they actually thought something was at stake.

      • Greg April 29, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

        I believe the focus is on de-population in the face of resource decline so that 1) the surviving elites and their useful servants can continue to live in style–at least for awhile–on the remaining resources; or 2) the surviving elites can bring out the black budget goodies without having to share them with us.

        The imbalance between population and resources is real, but needless to say, there’s a big difference between all humanity working through this together, versus a small coterie killing the rest of us.

        It’s worth pointing out that, even without long-term climate change, one would expect the same climate to create more human disasters as population increases. Two hundred years ago, a hurricane may have raged over a sparsely inhabited area. Today, it may ravage a city with a million inhabitants.

        Our technologically advanced society makes us more vulnerable as well. For example, a bad solar flare can disrupt our lives far more than back in the 19th century.

      • Alzaebo April 29, 2022 at 5:45 pm #

        Coordinated degrowth, that’s very good. It sure ring a bell.

        Rowdy’s 100% on spot, they’re doing nothing about pollution, trash, eco-ruin, and Green measures are an environmental disaster.

        I’ve long asked for and never seen economics based on degrowth.
        Only the cancerous growth of debt based banking, detached from real value or restraints.

        I rather like a story by Bruce Sterling where space travelers are attacked by rogue alien financial software.

        • megabeth April 30, 2022 at 4:37 pm #

          Bruce Sterling is the Shit! I translated “Bicycle Repairman” into Portuguese about 20 years ago. I’ll never forget the images of a Minnesota president with ExxonMobil tattoos on his cheekbones who could speak like a Yat at the drop of a hat.

          Or the squatters who lived like windowashers on the outsides of highrises.

  39. trypillian April 29, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

    Ukrainians will not lose their dignity or country unlike the American entropy as suggested by Mr. K. The Ukrainian Military will not rest until total demilitarization of the savage barbarians is a ‘fait accompli’.

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine have dismantled the invading hordes in accordance with the following audit to date:

    – soldiers terminated……….23,000
    – aircraft…………….189
    – helicopters [ flying tanks ]………..155
    – armored personnel vehicles…………..2418
    – tanks……………..986
    – artillery……………..435
    – air defense systems…………..73
    – rocket launchers……………… 151
    – fuel trucks………………76
    – drones…………………229
    – ships [ including the new flagship submarine ]………8
    – trucks……………1695

    • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth April 29, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

      Who is supplying you these numbers? Bellingcat?

      Ukraine is being overrun slowly and methodically. There is a thresher roaring over the land savagely shredding young Ukrainian men that Zelensky is eager to sacrifice for money and celebrity

      • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

        Not just young men. The Zelensky regime called up every male between 16 and 60.
        You can see that a lot of those soldiers are older men. They gave them 3 weeks training and sent them off to be slaughtered.
        US/NATO are evil. And now they’re starting on Moldova.

    • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

      Ahh… More lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    • Rowdypiglet April 29, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

      This bit of propaganda is increasingly unlikely to pass muster, seeing that the reality of the situation is asserting itself in ways that cannot be ignored or hidden.

    • thwack April 29, 2022 at 4:46 pm #

      don’t forget the 17 unicorns and the brontosaurus they destroyed in the first hours of the war?

      • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

        You cwack me up.

        • Alzaebo April 29, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

          Bwack dudes are straight up lively

  40. thirdcoastlegend April 29, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

    Cancel gets canceled by Russians trying to fight in Ukraine:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/22-year-old-marine-turned-mercenary-becomes-1st-american-die-fighting-russia-ukraine

    Note the crazy eyes.

    • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

      Natural selection at work. The name appears to be almost too convenient.

  41. Frankenstein Government April 29, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

    Bravo Jim.

    This has been my favorite piece.

    Nothing pisses me off more than some statist snob telling me that free speech is simply a contract between the citizens and government. That private platforms such as twitter can censor anything they want.

    It’s one big ugly party destroying the US. For the vast majority of numbskulls caught in this distraction called R and D politics. For my fellow Montana man…

    “The forest was shrinking but the trees kept voting for the ax because it’s handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.”

    • Anthea May 1, 2022 at 6:51 pm #

      On the flip side: Not so long ago–or not so long to me, anyway–as in the 1950s–there were considerable social constraints on speech and behavior. Profanity and vulgar language were not tolerated. Porn was illegal, though it seems to have always been available on a hole-in-corner basis. During the 70s, Playboy Magazine was kept under the counter in some cities, and not permitted to be displayed on the magazine rack. During much of the 1950s, feminine hygiene products were also kept under the counter, not being considered fit for public display.

      My understanding too–from talking with gay men friends over the years–is that gay bars existed but were nominally illegal; which means that they got raided now and then, which I would assume would have been when they didn’t pay off the cops. Gay men who valued their jobs and social position did not dare go to such places.

      It appears to me that the decades-long erosion of “community standards” is almost entirely traceable to mass media.

  42. amb April 29, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

    Destroying our 1st Amendment right out in the open. She, and so many others, should be hanging from a lamp post. The lunatics are in charge of the asylum. This empire/culture has Stage 4 cancer. Get your affairs in order. No turning this around. Another notch on Satan’s gunbelt (another empire turns to dust).

  43. Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

    I really like that title.

  44. cowbell81 April 29, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

    I think that the world powers in Davos are foisting the “Repugnant Conclusion” upon the masses. It is an interesting theoretical concept. More can be learned about it here:

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

    And here in video form:

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+repugnant+conclusion&view=detail&mid=0C4EC390B12D7A8011160C4EC390B12D7A801116&FORM=VIRE

    • Greg May 2, 2022 at 12:49 am #

      The “Repugnant Conclusion” ignores the fact that “quantity has a quality all its own.” A world of billions just on this side of suicide isn’t able to sustain a modern civilization even in the absence of new challenges.

      Also, the RC ignores the subjective factor. We can raise–or lower–the temperature by the same increments of one degree F., but the effect on us rapidly becomes nonlinear beyond a certain point.

      The quality of happiness can be likened to the quality of various energy sources: the same amount of energy units in liquid fuel is far more useful than the same number of energy units in diffuse form.

      The real “RC” is that a relatively small group can enjoy fabulous material wealth as long as they have a “quite happy” artisan class who finds it worth their while to support them. The remaining billions are not needed. Of course, this “RC” assumes that people have no transcendent worth, and that their economic contribution–as specified by an elite–is their sole worth. Under that self-serving assumption, it’s all too easy to see a sudden decline in population as the solution to a looming resource cliff.

  45. Dr_Wellington_Yueh April 29, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

    Doesn’t anyone else feel like it’s Fahrenheit 451 time? Like, i dunno, maybe abandon ‘social media’ altogether and maybe get back to talking in person? Risk a happy ending/punch in the face?

    The entire universe is chock full of material that can convey sound waves. Why is Twitter important?

    • Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

      To me what was important about it is some reporter like Alex Berenson could put his work out there , update and correct it in real time, and have thousands upon thousands of people see it almost as quickly as he does it.

      The airwaves of the television networks, which are supposed to belong to the people, have long gone full-on global corporatist propaganda, brought to you by Pfizer.

      • Alzaebo April 29, 2022 at 5:49 pm #

        Yup, real-time citizen reporting with immediate feedback. It’s a treasure, so the pirates are a-comin’.

    • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

      I went to lunch with 3 friends the other day and one starting talking about a family none of us knew, complete with the total history of their couplings and decouplings and offspring.
      There was no way to scroll past her ramblings.
      I did say that I couldn’t follow her without a chart, and my other 2 friends agreed, but she just kept going.
      This is why we have social media.

      • Anthea April 30, 2022 at 8:38 am #

        @ Paula D:

        The stories may be of no importance in your case, but in small communities, who is related to whom is supremely interesting. It can explain things like why the town’s infrastructure went to hell or who arranged for their nephew to steal someone elses property (nepotism). Or–I once listened to an old friend tell me some long, rigmarole story about her daughter’s real father and grandfather, and their drug dealings and connections with the State Department, and how Grandpa was a fabulously wealthy Sultan in the Middle East who was trying to repatriate his granddaughter. This was followed by the punch line, “And that’s why I’m in trouble with Medicaid.”

        The story wasn’t true, but it was quite entertaining. I love this shit.

        • Paula D April 30, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

          I find some family stories interesting. Like a friend telling me about how her father escaped from a Russian prison camp, and then met up with the other prisoners and their wives and then they were in a refugee camp and then came to the US,
          I thought “Ratline”

          • Anthea May 1, 2022 at 7:03 pm #

            If the narrator is a good story-teller, some of this stuff beats listening to an audio book:

            “The way she got her money is from a wrongful death suit. Her daughter was killed when a piece of sheet metal flew off the back of the truck in front of her and beheaded her. Her son is the biggest drug-dealer in the county, and his mama’s money makes him untouchable, plus the cops around here are basically his business partners anyway. I swear I saw someone go down that night that there was gunfire over there. They say it was a minister’s daughter was killed and his family is trying to keep it quiet. I bet the body is in the new cistern they been puttin’ in. That’s where I’d put it.”

  46. Tate April 29, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

    What crime did African people commit that qualified them to be enslaved in perpetuity and beyond, in the United States? — ‘Thwack’

    Beyond the quibble that there’s no such thing as ‘beyond perpetuity,’ the crime they originally committed was to trade in slaves.

    Yes! that’s right. They enslaved & sold other African tribes to the Europeans. The kingdom of Dahomey was an egregious example of this practice. Look it up. Of course, it wasn’t a crime to them. There was no International Criminal Tribunal to try the rulers of these slave empires for their crimes against humanity. But they also ate people, so what’re ya gonna do?

    • BackRowHeckler April 29, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

      They still eat people. In the Congo, Pygmys are a delicacy, specially if boiled correctly.

      • Tate April 29, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

        Damn! I couldn’t even eat monkey, let alone Pygmy. Seeing their little hands all scrunched up just about kills the experience.

    • thwack April 29, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

      Hey Tate,

      lots of white people were sold into to slavery; but their children were NOT allowed to be enslaved?

      So how come African people were singled out by law so that their children could be enslaved?

      What crime did the African child commit?

      • Alzaebo April 29, 2022 at 5:59 pm #

        Now that is quite the question.
        No need for a ball and chain?
        They couldn’t just disappear into the ragamuffin crowd.

        How come only black people know the whites- by the tens of thousands- were the first Northern slaves, an Iris was 1/10th the cost of an African and treated accordingly.

        The Irish and the Indians just kept dying. Along came evicted merchants with their old Moorish contacts, guys who’d been slave raiders with debt bondage economies since their beginning. (It even got them kicked out of Ur, the Kingdom of Heaven.) They had a line to a new supply.

      • Tate April 29, 2022 at 6:06 pm #

        The African child was a highly-valued property to be well-fed & maintained in good condition, unlike the European child who was worked to death & then discarded like a rag before his term of servitude was up.

        • thwack April 29, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

          You didn’t answer the question Tate.

          The first recorded Africans brought here (1619) were indeed “indentured servants”; because thats how the free black families in Virginia first gained their freedom and owned land….

          What Im asking you is WHEN and HOW did white people change/adopt laws to racialize slavery to the point it was only enforced upon African people?

          In perpetuity and beyond means the children and grandchildren….

          Are you claiming you doubt white people formally made this change?

          • BackRowHeckler April 29, 2022 at 9:33 pm #

            Thwack, a book came out about a decade ago ‘The Barberous Years: The Peopling of British North America’, by Harvard prof Bernard Bailyn. He explains what went down in Virginia in 1619 and afterward … if I can recall correctly the Africans brought to Jamestown were captured by English pirates off a Spanish ship headed for Hispanola. The English didn’t really know what to do with them, and they were still trying to figure it out a few years later when just about the whole colony was wiped out in Indian attacks.

          • Tate April 29, 2022 at 9:47 pm #

            So your question was how come Africans could be singled out by law so that their children could be enslaved? I’m happy to answer your question. My answer is… I don’t know, I wasn’t around at that time.

            Still, I have a hunch. Maybe the two races are different & the differences were noticed. Maybe it was noticed that the White Indentured servants had a good chance of assimilation while the Blacks didn’t? There has always been a de facto justice operating on the human condition & the laws follow that justice, not the other way around.

          • thwack April 29, 2022 at 9:55 pm #

            So your question was how come Africans could be singled out by law so that their children could be enslaved? I’m happy to answer your question. My answer is… I don’t know, I wasn’t around at that time.

            *****************

            OK.

            So that means, its possible, there could have been a conspiracy among white people, to single out black people for special mistreatment, that continues to this very day?

            Tate, are you a white person?

          • Anthea April 30, 2022 at 10:13 am #

            @ thwack:

            As to the question of “why” blacks were singled out by law so that their children could be enslaved:

            Blacks were exploited for the same reason that white girls who were millworkers in the North were working 16-hour days (and likewise other white industrial workers), and for the same reason that whites endured horrendous conditions during the Industrial Revolution in England.

            People have always been exploited pretty much to the exact degree that they were exploitable–due to lack of other economic options, lack of education, lack of skills, lack of worldly knowledge, etc.

            E.g., pre-Civil-War white industrial workers could have taken up free land on the frontiers. The frontiers were still open to settlement at that time. Also, land was cheap in more settled areas, such as Missouri–so cheap that there was a severe labor shortage. Would-be employees preferred to buy cheap land and farm. A white industrial worker could have travelled to St. Louis, easily found work and saved for a farm. But he didn’t. Maybe he didn’t know that this was a possibility, or maybe he lacked the skills to move ahead in this way.

            Blacks were more exploited (if in fact they were more exploited that poor whites, which is doubtful) because they were more exploitable. Skin color readily identified them as member of the exploitable class, as well as shutting of many options for them.

            So, like I already said, people are generally exploited to the exact degree that they are exploitable. Blacks, for a variety of reasons (such as those mentioned above, as well as skin color), were in some ways uniquely exploitable, at least in terms of being more easily retained in a condition of slavery.

            There are of course many other identifiers besides skin color by which a group of people may be singled out for exploitation or denigration.

            But, after all, what’s your point? We’d all (at least some of us) like to live in a just world. And the objective reality is that blacks are not mistreated by whites today, but in fact have been given innumerable advantages over them. They have nothing more to gain other than for whites to “like” them and approve of them. Can this be achieved by getting some manners and some morals, giving up crime and violence, becoming contributing members of society, and learning to do something besides twerking? We may never know.

          • Jarek April 30, 2022 at 11:35 am #

            Good answer, Tate and Anthea. But remember, we were a we back then, a People. It was never really up for formal debate if Blacks were us. We were us. Blacks were the other.

            Anthea: Are you starting to appreciate the importance of words? When someone says this is this and holds up a bullet, then you know what he’s talking about. If he doesn’t have a handy bullet, he hast to define his this.

            The Left has a “metapolitic” and focuses on changing the meanings of words so people can’t think clearly. Since the Right can’t seem to do this, they have trounced by the Left in debate. The Tribe in particular is verbally oriented. They run rings around normal Whites since even most intelligent Whites have never focused on words and ideas, being so extraverted and focused on things.

            In Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, being able to think about objects is called “concrete operational” thinking. The higher stage is “formal operational” or being able to think about thinking. As one interested in the spiritual life this should come very naturally to you. Imagine my amazement to see that you didn’t even deem it of any value whatsoever.

          • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 11:42 am #

            What about the black slave owners in the US?

          • Paula D April 30, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

            OK, I’ve tried twice to post a link from Smithsonian mag about the court case that changed the law, but the software rejected it twice, even with the dot replaced.
            So google John Casor.
            He was an African indentured servant whose boss was an African former indentured servant who wouldn’t let him go after his time was up. He sued and the court ruled in favor of the African who owned him and he became the first chattel slave.
            Yep, it was a black dude who made it possible.

          • Tate April 30, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

            If I remember correctly, the first blacks brought to Jamestown came from the West Indies, where they had been nominally converted to Christianity. Under English common law, a Christian couldn’t be enslaved, so these first blacks became indentured. Some early lawsuits established a precedent for enslavement for life but exactly what the particulars of these cases were, I don’t know. Then there was a statute enacted in the late 1600s that allowed the children of slaves to be enslaved also. That was the watershed moment when chattel slavery began.

            Let’s face it. If blacks hadn’t been any good at resisting diseases under the stress of doing field work in that climate, we wouldn’t be having this discussion.

          • Anthea May 1, 2022 at 8:59 am #

            @ Jarek:

            Jewish “verbal skills” are almost entirely a matter of having immediate resort to name-callling, deflection, and (mostly fabricated) accusations. Another factor is a willingness to speak in the high-decibel ranges and to talk over others. Blacks do the same thing in a less nuanced kind of way.

            In other words, a discussion with a Jew is analogous to you showing them the spreadsheet that indicates particular problems (overspending, excessive speculative investments, etc.) and getting the response, “Yeah, but you’re fat.”

            If you take the bait, the entire discussion becomes a series of emotional attacks and counter-attacks, so that the real issue at hand is lost to discussion. If you get several Jews in the room, they will all be screaming imprecations and talking over each other. This is a memorable experience. Jews have had lifelong experience at this, learned at their mother’s knee. WASPS have never imagined that such an interaction could be possible, so they are dumbfounded.

            The correct response to this type of thing is to avoid any emotional response whatsoever and say, “I don’t play that.” If you lose your temper, all is lost.

            I will mention in passing that the “it” in your last sentence has no discernible antecedent, so I have no idea what you’re talking about.

          • Jarek May 1, 2022 at 11:48 am #

            It is the ability to think about thinking of course. Formal operational thinking. Do you understand what a variable is, for example? In other words, can you do algebra? Or are you stuck at arithmetic?

            Do you think we should demand a definition of “racism”? Or just allow it be an undefined pejorative, the equivalent of “witch”? The word witch was actually more carefully defined giving the defense grounds to defend themselves, at least theoretically. But of course the hysteria and moral outrage was the same.

          • Anthea May 1, 2022 at 9:20 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            Should we demand a definition of racism? I’m pretty sure the word is in the dictionary, so the definition is already at hand.

            What you are probably suggesting is that we need a legal definition of racism or a definition to be used as a guide on social media.

            I see no need for a legal definition of racism, since it is merely an opinion and not a matter for adjudication. Neither is the public expression of such an opinion, either privately or in media of any description.

            On the other hand, it is possible for racist statements to be bad manners. While I don’t know for sure, I suspect that, in the early 20th Century, a college student who went around town (or the campus) screaming “nigger” or “faggot” at people would have been expelled on the grounds that he was “not a gentleman.”

            The thing about manners is that they are highly flexible, depending on the venue, or the company you are in. For example, Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” remark was perfectly acceptable even by Victorian standards, since it was not uttered in mixed company. My way talking to some people is entirely different from the way I talk to others. One doesn’t drop the F bomb at the book club meeting. But if you’re working of the plumbing…well…it has often been observed that “plumbin’ doesn’t happen without cussin.'”

            The actual question–or the case in which you might have to defend yourself for alleged racism–would be in social media. Could they legitimately claim that your manners were intolerable on their platform?

            But one thing we need to be 100% clear about is that the issue is one of good manners, and not the opinion being stated. I.e., there should never be any question at all about whether you can disparage blacks–or Jews, or women, or men, or whites, etc. There could be a question as to whether you should be allowed to speak of others (or to others) in highly insulting terms, or to use offensive language. (I hesitate to give examples here, but you can find a lot of them in the comments section on Zerohedge.)

            In other words, what we need is not a definition of racism but a definition of vulgarity and bad manners.

    • Anthea April 30, 2022 at 8:56 am #

      @ Tate:

      Well, for that matter, what crime did any of us commit to deserve any of our troubles? E.g., I have a Facebook friend whose son recently OD’d, after giving her years of grief from addiction. Few people are so blessed that they don’t experience suffering on this scale, and most of them did nothing to deserve it.

      Life is hard. Who’s not a slave? Who hasn’t had it tough?

      The thing that annoys you about blacks is that they think–or want you to think–that their totally un-unique sufferings entitle them to pick your pocket by means of preferential treatment. Jews have been playing that card since forever, it seems.

      While one may sympathize and be sorry to hear that your remote ancestor was a slave or was kicked out of Poland or drafted into the Russian army, but this does not mean that you should get an A in chemistry–or whatever it is you’re angling for.

      • Jarek April 30, 2022 at 11:39 am #

        They want someone to blame. We’re it, both collectively and individually as part of that collective. We are the Devil in their system of “thought”. Even most of Black American Christianity has been taken over by this demented grudge.

      • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 11:43 am #

        Well said.

  47. gustafson.robert.22 April 29, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

    This is this.

    This (permeating instability in contemporary society) is this (a result of dependence on practices that require endless growth and growing energy-inputs to maintain).

    • Alzaebo April 29, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

      Excellent and succinct.
      They can’t outsmart their own creation of debt inflation.

      It does fuel vast experiments and high advance.

      It also pays for lavish pension.

      A Chinese lady was so pleased to tell me she had four sons. Of course!
      They were her social security.

      Soc Sec took the kids of the farm, making them available for factory labor in the cities. Up until the 40s this was still an agricultural world.

  48. BackRowHeckler April 29, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

    ”NATO PREPARES FOR MASSIVE MILITARY EXCERCISES IN POLAND, BALTIC COUNTRIES”

    As if tensions aren’t high enough, there it is, the provocation that can set things off. Who thinks this is a good idea? These ‘Massive Military Exercises’ might look an awful lot like a Massive Military Threat to Putin and the Russians. Is anybody here buying the line that the Russian army is weak, incompetent, impotent, poorly trained etc? I think the west is beginning to believe it’s own bullsh#t propaganda. Apparently, the bew hypersonic missile tested by Russia carries enough nuclear armaments to destroy an area the size of France. That’s one missile! Is this what NATO is interested in provoking?

    • Rowdypiglet April 29, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

      I think they’re incapable of seeing Putin for what he is, that is, a person who doesn’t posture or make idle threats. These people do nothing but posture, and I think they project that onto everyone they deal with. I judge Putin as someone who is absolutely prepared to do what he says he’ll do. They’re stupidly playing a game with different rules from their opponent, and are clueless.

      • thwack April 29, 2022 at 4:41 pm #

        The Russians are the scariest white people; they survived the Mongols, as evidenced by their people still having blond hair and blue eyes.

        • BackRowHeckler April 29, 2022 at 9:08 pm #

          I was reading about how Russian Marines responded when one of their freighters was attacked by Somali pirates — rest assured they didn’t try to scare them off with water hoses and noise makers.

          • elysianfield May 1, 2022 at 1:16 am #

            BRH,
            They have different rules of engagement.

      • Paula D April 29, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

        I think you’re right.
        The US and NATO bullied and postured and threatened for 70 years and never provoked a nuclear war.
        They don’t realize that they are up against a different Russia now.
        The Russians of today are the ones that survived the 90s and they know that the US wants a repeat of that horrible time.
        They don’t.

  49. cowbell81 April 29, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

    “Chinese authorities say fighting COVID is vital to save lives.”

    Question: Since when have the Chinese actually cared about “saving” lives? Do we think that the CCP is simply doing this as an exercise to keep their people acclimated to shortages and house arrest in preparation of launching their all-out repatriation efforts against Taiwan?

    https://news.yahoo.com/beijing-closes-more-venues-anger-031920134.html

    • Anthea May 1, 2022 at 9:35 am #

      I have twice seen posts on other forums claimig that Xi is facing a credible threat of rebellion, and that his political opponents are centered in Shanghai. So the claim is that he’s locking down the city for that reason.

  50. Bill of Rights April 29, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

    We should be skeptical of Musk as we were skeptical of the vaccines.

    • cowbell81 April 29, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

      So are all the lefty liberal elites that purchased Tesla cars in order to “save” the environment now lighting them on fire in protect of Musk’s latest actions and stances? That would be typical, a la the people pouring out their already purchased “Russian” vodka in support of the Ukraine.

      • cowbell81 April 29, 2022 at 3:14 pm #

        *protect = protest

    • Beryl of Oyl April 29, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

      The way I look at it is, what difference will what I think about Musk make?

      My being skeptical of the shots actually had a small effect.

      Musk is going to do or not do as he chooses, no matter what my opinion is.

      BTW, some people have been shocked to learn of the involvement of Elon in that Depp trial, and there is wild speculation as to whether his Twitter actions could somehow be related to that.

    • MaryQueen April 29, 2022 at 8:50 pm #

      YEs indeed.

  51. cowbell81 April 29, 2022 at 3:32 pm #

    This article comes with a trigger warning at the very top.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/mlb-suspends-trevor-bauer-two-full-seasons-over-sexual-assault-allegations/ar-AAWKNkt?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=c65093ae9f84465c9c6386cace93e8b8

    Interesting to see another multimillionaire ball player get cancelled by the MLB. Oh well, I guess you live at that level, or any level for that matter these day, you should always have your one night stand/partner sign a liability waiver/hold harmless agreement to protect yourself in case things go south in the bedroom.

  52. Roundball Shaman April 29, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

    “What a concept! Free speech is free speech.”

    Would anyone have believed a generation or two ago that the right of an American to have free speech would be a debatable matter? And worse yet, that a large segment of the American population would already have decided for themselves that free speech is BAD and MUST BE DONE AWAY WITH? What kind of bizarre, alternative, dark-alley, misfit, malformed, nonsense Off Shoot World have we devolved into?

    And that doesn’t even get into such other things as people not knowing what plumbing is between their legs and whether or not it’s a good idea to take numerous toxic poisons into your body just to make Daddy Government happy and keep a rich career grifter with a bad arrogant attitude temporarily pacified.

    People have gone effing crazy. And They seem to like the feeling and want more of it.

    “It’s one thing to lose your dignity as citizens, and another to just lose your country altogether…”

    Americans didn’t lose their country . It was heisted from them in the dark corridors of Central Bankstering and the Military Industrial Complex and those rich industrialist kings who stole away America’s industries and solid job base and gave them away to places that hate America.

    Americans didn’t get a say on any of these atrocities. And they were done before Americans even KNEW they had been done.

    ‘Losing’ is one thing. Out-and-out blatant theft under the dark of night is another.

    “The government’s first counter-move… was to concoct a brand-new agency under Homeland Security called the Disinformation Governance Board…”

    Which will be housed in places like CNN Headquarters since They are one of the main repositories of much of the Disinformation that is foisted daily upon the American people like cow manure being tossed upon us by deviant zoo monkeys or flying birds who take their dumps on people’s heads all day and then laugh and cackle about it.

    Most everyone knows who and where most all Disinformation comes from. We certainly don’t need another group of useless paper-pushers with delusions of godhood to tell us.

  53. Oakgeo April 29, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

    Free speech is free speech. And social media has nothing to do with that. “Free speech” is not social media’s product; user data sold to advertisers is the product. Contrary to Elon Musk’s claims, Twitter is not a “town square” and social media in general is a horrible format for debating issues vital to humanity’s future. One of the biggest mistakes our “leaders” have made over the last decade is to use social media as a proxy for the electorate, apparently assuming that is accurately reflects the electorate. But it doesn’t. It reflects the talking points of the loudest and most persistent yellers and those with the most “followers”. Most Americans aren’t even on Twitter. Social media is not democratic, never has been, and probably never will be. This argument that it has anything to do with free speech is a big fat red herring.

    • cowbell81 April 29, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

      The grid needs to come down in order for the scales to fall from our eyes.

    • thwack April 29, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

      The purpose of “free speech” is to keep people TALKING; because once people stop talking, they start using violence.

      • Oakgeo April 29, 2022 at 5:56 pm #

        Right. But the way that many people use social media, in reality, not in theory, is to apply their speech to pile on and shut down others’ speech, including with threats, intimidation, and all sorts of bad-faith tactics. For some, it’s actually their paid job. This happens on the left and the right; implying that it’s only a “leftist” thing is deeply disingenuous. It’s what some people do when they can be more or less anonymous, and they’re the ones who ruin it for the rest. Reasoned discussion is simply not possible, no matter what the terms of use are. It turns free speech into nothing more than a cesspool of the lowest denominator. That’s the problem with social media, and Elon Musk is not going to be able to fix it.

        • Alzaebo April 29, 2022 at 6:18 pm #

          It happens 100% on the Left.
          You’re spreading disinformation.

          • Oakgeo April 29, 2022 at 6:45 pm #

            This comment is a great example of what I mean by bad faith. No, it doesn’t happen 100% on “the left”. I myself was once targeted by right-wing extremists with threats and intimidation, because they wanted to shut me down and stop me from posting comments and opinion that they didn’t like. It didn’t work, but they tried. Do I have a link to “prove” it? No, I do not, but I really don’t care if you believe it. If you honestly believe that only “leftists” use social media in the worst ways, you are extremely naive.

          • Jarek April 29, 2022 at 8:06 pm #

            Agree. The Left controls mainstream media after all, with rare and partial exceptions.

          • Alzaebo April 30, 2022 at 10:23 pm #

            I accept you and believe you Oakgeo, as honestly reporting.

            100% is a bit…much. 99%, ok?
            I can compromise.

            Why would righties want to attack comments, though? Other than scorn, as one sees in religious rivalries.

            I’m hoping this isn’t a case of you crying out while you hit them.
            Cue Monty Python, “Come see the oppression inherent in the system! Help, help! I’m being oppressed!”

            Not denying you, just wondering what tripped their trigger.

      • elysianfield April 30, 2022 at 10:19 am #

        “once people stop talking, they start using violence.”

        Thwack,
        ‘Cept ebonics, of course, it is the gift that keeps on giving….

    • Anthea April 30, 2022 at 10:36 am #

      @ Oakgeo:

      I recently read (I think) on Tickerforum, that quite a large percentage of Twitter accounts are either fake or duplicates. I’ve always thought that that platform was awash in paid-for comments whose purpose is to sway or form public opinion. I’d like to think that people don’t spontaneously lose their effing minds any more often than they spontaneously combust. Accelerants are required for that.

  54. Shoplet™ April 29, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

    “thwack April 28, 2022 at 11:00 pm #

    Putin must be terrified…

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/qgmIQMMUlz1v/

    ——

    Biden’s publicists have just come out saying that he had a peanut-butter-swirl ice-cream cone and that some of the peanut-butter simply got stuck to the roof of his mouth. As proof, you can even hear it: ‘click-glat… klep…’

    • cowbell81 April 29, 2022 at 4:44 pm #

      More bumbling and stumbling from the comedian in chief. Time to take your afternoon nappy-nap Bidey Boy.

  55. cowbell81 April 29, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

    “The libs are melting down, now that an African-American owns Twitter”

    Hahaha, so true, eat it up guys!!!

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/black-conservatives-are-praising-african-american-elon-musk/ar-AAWJ2rY?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=3b670207e6724d7984bd333e23116c0a

  56. GreenAlba April 29, 2022 at 5:44 pm #

    In other news …

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/environment/2022/04/27/face-masks-cows-could-help-save-planet-one-burp-time/

    “Methane-catching devices, an invention backed by the Prince of Wales, could be fitted to herds to reduce carbon hoofprint of British beef”

    I wonder if double masking, Fauci-style, reduces methane by twice as much?

    • Tate April 29, 2022 at 6:27 pm #

      Charles is kind of an embarrassment. But at least he wasn’t elected.

      • GreenAlba April 29, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

        The Prince of Wales’ carbon hoofprint probably equals that of an average Welsh town.

    • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 6:29 pm #

      LOL! No doubt no one’s asked the cows about this. Do you possibly think that something similar’s also behind the idea of masking humans, seeing as we’re oxygen users and carbon dioxide emitters?

      • Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

        Forgot to add, seeing as cows pretty much graze all day long, the face mask would seem to be a pretty significant impediment to BAU.

        I still think the draw string garbage bag solution for the ConVid freaks is the optimal solution. Cheap, 100% effective, and simple to use. Shoot, make it a full length body bag and you take care of disposal all in one shot. Put a bar code sticker on the outside with all the relevant details and instruct the sufferer to call for pickup and to go out to the curb prior to crawling inside. Fifteen minutes later tops, the entire cleanup and removal solution is complete. No muss, no fuss, no messy complications.

        Franchise inquiries welcome.

        • Anthea April 30, 2022 at 11:16 am #

          People seem eager to humiliate themselves, which is but a small step from offing themselves altogether.

          I’d stick with the garbage bag motif, since it suggests that the contents are garbage and thus strengthens the humiliation angle. That’s where the real market is.

          Whichever way you go on that–garbage bag or body bag–you need to design it so that the user’s face can be seen. Obviously, such a feature would be invaluable to your target market.

          • Disaffected April 30, 2022 at 11:37 am #

            Good points. I might bring you on in marketing once this thing takes off. I’m thinking we include a burner phone too with a preset entered for the collection agency to complete the process end to end. Go to the curb, make the call, open the bag, and get in. Nothing could be simpler. We’ll get a 1-800 number so it’ll be universal nation wide and outsource the pickup crews to private contractors, a la Uber. We’ll start out with a nationwide TV blitz to get the word out and then get supermarket displays near the checkouts at all the major discount chains. Just spit balling, I’m thinking $49.99 would be a good price point to start with plenty of discount and bulk offers on tap. We’ll draw in the early adopters at a premium price (prestige effect) and then we drop the price as required as we saturate (and eliminate) the market. After that we go for government subsidies, as we’re basically implementing policy for them, and then when the cash cow finally runs dry, we sell it off to Musk or whoever else is interested so they can rebrand it and start the whole process over again.

          • Alzaebo April 30, 2022 at 10:26 pm #

            Personally, this is why I am really, really starting to like you people.

          • GreenAlba May 1, 2022 at 7:46 am #

            Guys, don’t forget you’ve got competition, so you’ll need to work on the marketing. Theirs is already looking a bit more upmarket. 🙂

            https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-59577162

            Meanwhile, we’ve all forgotten Daisy, who’s chewing the cud and wondering who’s going to scratch her nose when that ‘mask’ gets itchy.

            She’s also wondering when these bright sparks will figure out how to capture the methane from her other outlets, which is a bit more of a logistical challenge.

          • Anthea May 1, 2022 at 10:07 am #

            Also, bring in the telemarketers, who could call people up and tell them they’re fat and ugly, and that they’re shitty parents and have debt levels that ensure that they’ll soon be living under a bridge. Incentivize suicide.

            Many people would be eager to kill themselves, given the proper encouragement.

    • MaryQueen April 29, 2022 at 8:48 pm #

      Good lord, what an absolute farce this is.

  57. kimmasad01 April 29, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

    “It’s one thing to lose your dignity as citizens, and another to just lose your country altogether, and that is the circle of hell that the Left has dragged everyone else into since even before Hillary Clinton booted the 2016 election.”

    let’s get to the heart of the matter, please. The “left” isn’t running things- the people who are ruining and have ruined America are not leftists- they are 33° Freemason, Luciferian, Imperialists. They simply hide behind leftism in order to marshal a useful idiot army because leftists are more inclined to destroy their own local communities under the delusion they are committing some praiseworthy revolutionary act. They are not- they serve the interests Imperialists. This is anything but leftism.

    • Jarek April 29, 2022 at 8:10 pm #

      Well, sure. Revolutions take a lot of money. Penniless “workers” don’t have it. But to the extent Leftism is real, it’s evil.

      • kimmasad01 April 29, 2022 at 11:11 pm #

        I completely agree but at the same time, leftism has been turned on its head by Malthusian Imperialists. Leftism- liberalism used to stand for the working class- it’s been transformed into a ghoulish, death cult.

        The objective is to crush and supplant the Westphalian nation-state economic system with a One World or New World order, run by Malthusian dictators.

        These people are NOT leftists (as bad as leftism is) they are Imperialists seeking to establish their global doctrine of darkness and cruelty by force when necessary.

        Those who fall into their trap of deception will be the first to go- they view those who are deluded into supporting their interests as “vile, profane and uninitiated”.

  58. Disaffected April 29, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

    Hmm… No JohnAZ this past week. I wonder if that ol’ scallywag ran off to Vegas to watch the NFL Draft? I thought I saw him on stage last night chasing that cute lil’ Ukrainian skirt off after her “speech” (aka shakedown plea). Who knows? Maybe he defected to join the effort to “repel Russian aggression?” And if cute little Ukrainian honey’s might come along as part of the deal, so much the better! Happy hunting, JAZ!

    • JohnAZ April 29, 2022 at 9:59 pm #

      Hey Dis, still here, we’ll not in AZ. Spending the week in SoCal. Nuts.

      Noticed,

      Only 5% or so of folks wearing masks.

      ALL restaurants we have visited are understaffed and very slow.

      Disneyland appeared to be very busy! We did not go there.

      Universal Studios was very busy but not worth the price.

      Traffic is unbelievable. The drivers have no sense of safety. Lots of accidents. Roads are very rough and smog is Omni present.

      Lots and lots of homeless but cities are moving them from visible areas.

      San Diego remains the prettiest city in the country. Thank Balboa Park for that, especially the zoo.

      • JohnAZ April 29, 2022 at 10:02 pm #

        Also, could care less about the NFL draft. Or the NFL.

        Nothing wrong with Vegas though.

        Your fires under control?

        • JohnAZ April 29, 2022 at 10:12 pm #

          Still rooting for Musk.

          Still hoping the Left gets waxed this fall.

          Still hoping Biden’s programs get dumped.

          Still hoping that Russia beats “our” Deep State MIC in Ukraine.

          Hoping the Fed has the guts to stop the inflation, with monetary tightening, adding more anti propaganda to the Biden Mob. Stagflation until November and a clobbering of the Dems Mob may be the only way to save the country from the WEF’s NWO. It needs to be very decisive!

          • Alzaebo April 30, 2022 at 10:31 pm #

            Heh. I’m gonna bring you and the hardest cholo gangbanger in “a Los” to Philadelphia to see the future..

            …and both of you will rightly chunk your boxers, for sure.

      • Disaffected April 30, 2022 at 9:09 am #

        What up JAZ Man? Several fires burning in NM now. Fairly unusual for April. Smoke so bad Thursday I thought I was gonna gag. Ahh the wonders of living in “the wild, wild west!”

        You missed out on that Ukrainan honey Thursday night at the Draft. Real cutey from central casting with nice big sob story pleas for emotional (subtext: financial) support for their “heroic effort to repel Russian aggression.” Guess you’d have to term this one a “major-aggression” as opposed to the usual “micro-aggressions” that get so many of us in trouble these days.

        NBC Today Specials all week next week: “Where in the World is JohnAz?”

        • Alzaebo April 30, 2022 at 10:34 pm #

          Ha! At Hollywood and Vine with Dora the Explora!

  59. malthuss April 29, 2022 at 8:32 pm #

    I am waiting for USA financial collapse.
    When does it happen?

    $7 gas in California, in some places, now 5-6.

    • BackRowHeckler April 29, 2022 at 10:46 pm #

      Well, the Dow tanked 800 pts today, 950 pts earlier in the week.

      I think the whole shebang is as wobbly as I’ve ever seen it.

  60. MaryQueen April 29, 2022 at 8:46 pm #

    It’s hard to imagine people are this absolutely stupid, but they are:

    https://twitter.com/KirstieMAllsopp/status/1519983747407433728

    • SoftStarLight April 30, 2022 at 4:09 am #

      Oh yeah you know those darn sheep! A man who gets his hair cut at my friends salon came in yesterday and said he had to have a pacemaker put in after getting the booster. Almost passed away is what he said. He is also concerned about Ukraine. He did say he isn’t gettin any more shots but its like the damage is already done really.

      • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

        It’s mind-blowing, isn’t it?

    • Paula D April 30, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

      Ha, ha, ”sensible wait”.
      You can’t make this shit up!

      • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

        Right? Astounding in its complete delusion and idiocy.

    • Paula D April 30, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

      Hard to pick my favorite idiot, but this one is in the running.
      ”No, was ill on days 1 and 2 of 1st jab, nothing at all on 2nd or 3rd. When I did get covid eventually last month, it was awful. Still recovering. I thank god I had the jabs or I dread to think of how sick I would have been.”

      • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

        LMAO!!!

    • Alzaebo April 30, 2022 at 11:12 pm #

      I wholeheartedly recommend to vaccine supporters that they continue to get each and every vaccine and booster made available. It’s to protect us all!

  61. Gypsy April 29, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

    Just like old times James: as an outback student of the Kunstler Street Academy, I had to look up “feculent particulars” ~ which is used in a sentence with “fromunda cheese” in the Urban Dictionary. You’re gonna like that one.

    Researching American oil output, I see the barrels-per-day output has been declining since 1970. Fracking pollutes the water aquifer’s and is Cost Prohibitive. The Biden promise to supply the EU with energy ~ after the EU disconnects from Russian energy ~ has to be A Bluff !

    While you’re making that College Education pay off: how about telling us what the Texas Hold ’em table looks like. Is Putin holding a Royal Flush ?

    • SoftStarLight April 30, 2022 at 3:55 am #

      Omg and your post is offensive on so many levels but your point is well taken. It would seem that Putin is superior in planning and gaming capacities. But perhaps the forces of chaos will best all of that planning and strategy. Does anyone truly want to find out?

  62. a kullervo April 29, 2022 at 10:37 pm #

    The part of the world which has America as its role model will vanish, and only a savage world will remain; the world will lose a huge chunk of its charm but it will retrieve some sanity. It could be worse.

    (the secret of happiness)

    ‘I just want them to be as numb as possible.
    They will learn to feed themselves; that’s all.’

    (Curiosity and its bastard sibling, hope, are the archenemies of tranquility.)

    I have no animosity towards you, no feelings for you: you are what you have to be; it’s neither your fault, nor merit.

    Did you build all the things you have used to become the splendid creature you think you are?
    No? Then it’s not your merit. (You’re just a sophisticated scavenger/necrophagous.)
    Did you foresaw all the bad consequences from your deeds?
    No? Then it’s not your fault. (You’re as clueless as the rest of us.)

    (I’m on “this side” (of the great divide) because the “other side” is dumb, drab and humourless; being on “this side” doesn’t force me to be a fanatic nor to stop pondering on human nature.
    I’m part of the relevant assets on “this side”: someone who appreciates the ‘pros’ without dismissing/overlooking the ‘cons’.
    If you still want to kick me out from “this side”, it’s all good: being a part of the “undistinguished side”, avoiding the pitfalls of both sides (while coming up with some of our own) is also a valuable experience.)

    (humans are clueless, sophisticated scavengers/necrophagous)

  63. a kullervo April 29, 2022 at 10:38 pm #

    Whenever praising, or condemning, human “achievements”, please remember today’s “old” was yesterday’s “new”, and that today’s “new” will be tomorrow’s “old”: it will help give you some perspective (it will help you accept The Everlasting Dissatisfaction.)

  64. a kullervo April 29, 2022 at 10:40 pm #

    (transient victories/defeats, forever ties)

    The plight of the scientist/rationalist: without enough pills and nuts & bolts, mankind, and the Universe, will never be fixed.

    The Universe: is it recycling (perfect Universe), or is it refining (imperfect Universe)?

    If the Universe is a full-fledged, self-contained recycling unit, then humans (and everything else, for that matter) are a random, disposable feature.
    If the Universe is a self-improving entity then humans are a transient, disposable tool.

    Either way, coping with our transient nature seems to be our greatest conceptual ordeal.

    Anecdotal corollary: there are not enough resources in the Universe to support two eternal entities – God and Man; one will destroy the other, otherwise both will perish. Place your bets, Ladies & Gents.

    What to do?
    Do nothing, nothing at all (in the strictest sense, or just keep doing whatever you do.)
    You either are part of a perfect whole, therefore you’re perfect yourself, or you are an imperfect part of an imperfect whole and if the whole doesn’t know what perfection is, how will you ever?
    (It’s neither your fault, nor merit.)

    • SoftStarLight April 30, 2022 at 3:44 am #

      “Ladies & Gents”? Seriously who do you think you are just randomly gendering people in a blanket fashion? You’re probably going to be reported to the DGB straight away lol

  65. tom clark April 29, 2022 at 11:53 pm #

    ak…don’t let the perfect get in the way of the good.

    Jimbo…a Twatter post?? I thought that was beneath you.

    • SoftStarLight April 30, 2022 at 3:36 am #

      Oh wow I thought you were the one who let the perfect get in the way of the good tom?

    • Billy Hill April 30, 2022 at 11:43 am #

      Now be a good host and do what Tom says.

  66. tucsonspur April 30, 2022 at 6:24 am #

    Nice work, Jim.

    Biden is proposing a $33 billion dollar war chest to aid Ukraine on top of what we’ve already spent to threaten and weaken Russia.

    Everyone is aware that it’s now essentially NATO vs. Russia. Will Putin hold a small, model nuke between thumb and forefinger and say something similar to ‘this is this’? Or will he just slam a real one into NATO’s nape and say, ‘that’s that’?

    Russian oligarchs are getting restless, and Putin is under increasing pressure. What Will he do if the Great Bear is beaten bloody and forced to retreat?

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/everyone-is-starting-to-admit-something-frightening-about-ukraine/ar-AAWJWRf?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=4db8f5f60b7a409998a29c517fda2448

    Austin said the U.S. wanted to see Russia “weakened to the extent that it can’t do the kinds of things that it has done in invading Ukraine.”

    So says the nattering nigga of nuclear nightmares.

      • beantownbill. April 30, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

        Wrong, Saint E. There were a few bills left on the table. “Joe Biden” would take everything. You’re being too generous with him.

    • BackRowHeckler April 30, 2022 at 9:24 am #

      “Or will he just slam a real one into NATOs nape and say, ‘that’s what’?-TS

      That’d be my guess, TS. We hear each day how stupid & clueless Putin is, but even he must be coming to the conclusion that the tons of weaponry pouring into Ukraine from the west are designed to kill young Russian soldiers. May 9, Victory Day, when Putin decides enough is enough, and he dispatches a hypersonic Avangard missile right up Klaus Schwab’s a$$ in Brussels.

      • Paula D April 30, 2022 at 3:34 pm #

        That’s the plan. “Let’s you and him fight” means Russia and Europe fight to the death, again, and the US picks up the loot, again.
        The mistake Europeans are making is thinking that the US is on their side.

    • Disaffected April 30, 2022 at 11:24 am #

      Yeah, but siphon off the customary graft, payoffs, and kick backs, that’s left? About a buck ninety eight?

  67. messianicdruid April 30, 2022 at 8:14 am #

    Don’t hold a candle to Scary Poppins:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=diQUqQejNHQ

    Rulers – what as concept.

    • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

      OMG I thought it was a joke!!

      This is absolutely nuts.

  68. spaingaroo April 30, 2022 at 9:24 am #

    lots of links to twitter today in the comments, but it is still an absolute cesspool.
    Makes my skin crawl every time, but I still go and click through the stupid identify yourself prompts as I learned here, from Mary as I recall.

    Also, no-one noticed Jim’s acknowledgement that Joan Rivers was right about Micheal Obama.
    Rest assured I did JHK and laughed out loud.
    “if you don’t believe it just watch” indeed.

    • Disaffected April 30, 2022 at 10:02 am #

      Couldn’t find the reference to “Michael” Obama you referred to (was that above or on Twatter?), but I do recall how just a few short years ago pointing out the fact that “she” looked strangely masculine, even on a board like this, would get you roundly castigated. Now in the “age of the tranny” that doesn’t look nearly so farfetched anymore, does it? I predict we’ll have an openly tranny Prez or Vice in 2024, which won’t be so farfetched either, considering the election will be fixed (as they all will be from here on out) as well. TPTB are actually trying to encourage open revolt now, as that’s the next phase of the population elimination cycle. Everything’s “on the table” now. NBC, psyops, false-flags, disinformation campaigns, and hell, fucking carpet bombing if it comes right down to it. But no worries, “it will all be for our own good.”

      • BackRowHeckler April 30, 2022 at 10:08 am #

        Dem ticket in 2024: Pete Buttgieg/Admiral Rachel Livine

        The Admiral will rally the Tranny base, .006% of the electorate.

        Buttgieg will bring in the legions of men who have gone thru Chestfeeding training.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 30, 2022 at 11:04 am #

          Your ticket is perfect!

          The Transportation Secretary who oversaw the dismantling of our transportation/supply chain systems, and the “Admiral” who oversaw the decoupling of masculinity in all its forms from our freaking military. Who could possibly see any red flags there?

          Most of us commenting here don’t deserve what’s coming, but the masses of spellbound wankers who take the NYT as gospel, nod their heads in unison and dutifully pretend they think these are good ideas…well, they will deserve it. And they’ll take us down with them while asking us for help after the bottom drops out.

        • beantownbill. April 30, 2022 at 11:50 am #

          Yes Marlin, but you are not taking into account those who want to be trannies but are too afraid to go thru that. Many people are sympathetic to gays, too. Who knows how many of them there are?

          I say a Buttplug/Levine or a Levine/Buttplug ticket is a distinct possibility. Be prepared to be anally raped, figuratively and literally. And you will enjoy it! Never underestimate the stupidity of Americans.

      • elysianfield April 30, 2022 at 10:13 am #

        , “it will all be for our own good.”

        Dis,
        You will have nothing, and you will LIKE it!

        • Disaffected April 30, 2022 at 11:22 am #

          Don’t have a whole lot now, so I’m thinking the transition should be pretty painless for me.

      • beantownbill. April 30, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

        Dis, we’re over 100 million overpopulated. Depopulating less is ineffective. I doubt any kind of revolution would cause that many deaths. I remember in grade school I learned the US population was 140 million. The late, great Asoka predicted a total population of at least 400 million. The way things are going, we’ll reach that goal soon. Everywhere I look I see pregnant women.

        • Disaffected April 30, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

          Does seem to be a whole lot of procreatin’ goin’ on these days. Can’t imagine what the young’ns are thinking.

        • malthuss April 30, 2022 at 11:55 pm #

          where I look I see >>>

          people with dogs
          people alone
          a white woman maybe 8 months pregnant w her very black man
          homeless Whites
          rich blacks [or they are faking it]
          non Whites

          • Disaffected May 1, 2022 at 9:58 am #

            Freaking dogs have never had it so good.

    • Paula D April 30, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

      I think it was Green Alba who gave us that tip. I may be wrong.

      • GreenAlba April 30, 2022 at 7:32 pm #

        I think it was Beryl. 🙂 I’m grateful for the tip anyway!

        • Paula D May 1, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

          Oh, yeah, big props to Beryl.

  69. JohnAZ April 30, 2022 at 10:18 am #

    I wonder

    Austin says the NATO forces are going to wear down the Russians so they cannot do any more Ukraine adventures.

    Now Germany and Poland are sending weapons into Ukraine.

    Weapons they need for defense?

    Who is weakening who? Is that Putin’s objective?

    To weaken the defense of Europe so it becomes a puppet of Russia when next winter shows up.

    How is the LNG to Europe program going, Biden?

    Are we witnessing a gigantic con game being led by the WEF and the Biden Mob? Weaken the US, NATO and Russia at the same time? Where is mysterious China in all of this?

    • Disaffected April 30, 2022 at 11:44 am #

      It’s all starting to smell a little fishy, ain’t it?

      I TOLD YOU you should have followed that little Ukrainian cutey to get to the bottom of it! Where were you when we needed you JAZ? Out sportin’ around in SoCal! Tsk, tsk, tsk.

  70. JohnAZ April 30, 2022 at 10:26 am #

    GA

    The Prince of Wales’s carbon footprint — –

    The PTB do not give a whit about carbon. Charles’ attitude about sequestration is typical, give me something so I can go on with my carbonaceous lifestyle.

  71. MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 30, 2022 at 10:48 am #

    Nina Jancowicz says “There are many non-binary people who give birth.”

    Yes, Nina. They are called “women. Women who now claim to be men or some other form of LQBTQABCDEFGQQQWTF++, but still have their inner lady parts. You are an evil, evil “person”, Nina.
    Those of us over the age of screen-programmed mental deficiency can so obviously see the ideological takeover being done by making anything that has been true since the beginning of time malleable to the younger generations that don’t know any better.

    The 70’s-80’s commies have nearly pulled this off. And they will, too.

    • beantownbill. April 30, 2022 at 11:41 am #

      Mr. M:

      First off, surgical and chemical treatments for gender change personally disgusts me, except for a very small portion of persons where nature has made a gender mistake.

      So what’s driving this sudden impetus? I believe it has to do with advancing technology. Forward-looking people think that in the future one will have the option to be truly gender-fluid, changing gender back and forth, at will. This has been a science fiction trope for many years. With nanotechnology, this may ultimately become a reality
      although this is not possible today, but transhumanists believe in it (BTW, despite the viewpoint of many of the commenters here, most of these people are not evil, just techies, and sci-fiers)

      I’ve thought about transhumanism for years; it’s inevitable, assuming our civilization doesn’t collapse (a big IF). I always loved the idea. BUT, realistically I have very mixed feelings about it since I’ve learned how powerful forces want to (and do) control us – and which is very scientifically possible now.

      But because people are duped into taking drastic action by authority figures is no reason to hate the gullible people who do act.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 30, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

        But because people are duped into taking drastic action by authority figures is no reason to hate the gullible people who do act.

        Oh I have no hate for the gullible. I feel sorry for them.

        The people in authority pushing these ideas that they most surely know are illogical, bogus, and damaging to the gullible are the ones deserving of being pilloried in the public square and run out of town on a rail.

        They are pushing “up is down”, “racism only works one way”, “freedom of speech doesn’t include hate speech”, “diversity invariably makes us stronger”, and “men can give birth”. None of these things are true by any stretch of science or history, yet they are being pushed on us for reasons that can only be based in destructive intentions for our society.

        As for transhumanism, I suppose it is inevitable if we don’t knock ourselves off the grid first.

        But I can’t imagine a Star Trek utopia where that power is even remotely wielded fairly. Why? Because we are humans, and humans are first and foremost interested in self-preservation, above all else. Good deeds occur all the time, but when there’s no food on your table or you’re being removed from your home, no one else’s problems matter.

        • Disaffected April 30, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

          If we go transhuman it will just be another case of GIGO. Garbage in, garbage out. Same old human foibles, just a new platform for putting them on display. Should be a fun little experiment for the kiddies.

      • Anthea May 1, 2022 at 10:36 am #

        I can think of few objectives more frivolous than “true gender fluidity.”

  72. stelmosfire April 30, 2022 at 11:21 am #

    Nina Jancowicz “Disinformation Czar” implores you to please follow her on Twitter. ‘Cuz ya know she sure as hell will be following you. I heard a bobblehead on TV calling “Joe Biden” a “wartime” President. I assume to boost his popularity. Potatohead will be unstoppable in ’24.

    • BackRowHeckler April 30, 2022 at 11:32 am #

      I’m sure you’ll be tuned in tonite to the big MSM – Lefty Pol – Hollywood Showbiz Circle Jerk known as the White House Correspondents Dinner. I believe its televised. Great food, lots of laughs — a good time will be had by all.

      • Disaffected April 30, 2022 at 11:41 am #

        For the benefit of Mr. Kite
        There will be a show tonight on trampoline
        The Hendersons will all be there
        Late of Pablo Fanques Fair-what a scene
        Over men and horses hoops and garters
        Lastly through a hogshead of real fire!
        In this way Mr. K. will challenge the world!

        The celebrated Mr. K.
        Performs his feat on Saturday at Bishops Gate
        The Hendersons will dance and sing
        As Mr. Kite fly’s through the ring don’t be late
        Messrs. K and H. assure the public
        Their production will be second to none
        And of course Henry The Horse dances the waltz!

        The band begins at ten to six
        When Mr. K. performs his tricks without a sound
        And Mr. H. will demonstrate
        Ten summer sets he’ll undertake on solid ground
        Having been some days in preparation
        A splendid time is guaranteed for all
        And tonight Mr. Kite is topping the bill

    • Billy Hill April 30, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

      Yeah, 1924.

  73. Jarek April 30, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

    American Renaissance

    Excerpts from the review of Dominique Venner’s Handbook for Dissidents.

    The masculine alone would yield a world of brutality and death. The feminine alone is our world: fathers have disappeared, and children have become spoiled, weak, and tyrannical little monsters; criminals are not guilty, but victims of society or sick people that we must nurse. . . . [U]nder the cloak of advancing women, feminism has spread hostility to manhood and debasement of femininity . . . . To speak, as we sometimes do, of a “feminization” of our societies seems inappropriate to me. The real issue is emasculation.

    Venner even writes, “[T]he presence of war, even if only as a shadow, is what gives a society its meaning and poetry. This is what allows it to coalesce and maintain itself as something more than a shapeless mob—a people, a city, a nation.”

    Today’s Europeans fight absurd wars meant to turn all people into interchangeable consumers of pointless goods and ideological fetishes. Venner explains why:

    The belief in our universal calling is wrong and dangerous. It imprisons Westerners in a paradoxical ethnocentrism that prevents them from recognizing that other men do not feel, do not think, and do not live like them . . . .

    Venner adds: “Men live only by what distinguishes them: clans, peoples, nations, cultures, and civilizations—not by what they have superficially in common. Common humanity is mere animality.”

    Anyone who understands this and raises his voice against capitulation finds himself at war with his own people. Venner writes that he:

    discovered that the courage required of a radical dissident in a time of civil war dwarfs that of the heroes of regular wars. The latter receive from society legitimacy and attestations of glory. On the contrary, the radical dissident must find within himself his justification, and face covert repression as well as the blame and hate of the masses.

    Anyone who fights for Europe today knows this.

    How do we rediscover who we are? For Venner, the answer is in Homer, for The Iliad and The Odyssey are not just the founding stories of our civilization; they are scripture. Homer reveals “the core of European civilization:”

    Who am I? What are we? Where are we going? To these questions, Homer has given us ever-valid answers, and he is the only one to do so with such depth. To the Europeans who question themselves and their identity, his two great poems offer a mirror in which to find our own true inner face, stoic courage in the face of the inevitable, the fascination for what is noble and beautiful, the contempt for baseness and ugliness. . . .

    For Homer, life, this small, ephemeral and so common a thing, has no value in itself. It becomes worth something only because of its intensity, its beauty, and the breath of greatness that everyone can give it—above all in his own eyes.

    Jarek: Learn from this great Man and the other the other great Men he learned from. This is classical culture or that which is worthy being of passed down. Become a link in that golden chain that connects the past, present, and future. Without this chain, we become the
    mere human animals he indicates – destined for extermination, high tech zombification, or literal slavery in the near future.

  74. GrimReaper April 30, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

    The Psychology of Mimetic Contagion
    BY AARON KHERIATY APRIL 26, 2022

    https://brownstone.org/articles/the-psychology-of-mimetic-contagion/

  75. Billy Hill April 30, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

    Regarding the weapons NATO is sending, so far it’s a joke, and a bad joke at that.

    Germany finally relented and sent “tanks”. Well, not tanks exactly, but anti-aircraft cannon on a fast turret mounted on a weakly-armored chassis. According to Bernhard of MOA, who is familiar with these from his time in the Bundeswehr, they take about a year’s training to learn. And even at that what are they going to shoot down before they are obliterated?

    Ukraine doesn’t have a year. Their army in the East will be ground down to nothing, the Azovstal Nazis plus Nato advisors (no fewer than six foreign languages were heard in intercepted radio comms from those holed up in the bunkers) will surrender soon — although I fear it may be very messy with threats against hostages, etc etc. I hope there are lots of really good snipers among the Russian forces. Russia will then move west taking Odessa (which won’t be a picnic) and will finally establish the land bridge to transnistria.

    The USA is desperate to salvage the cover-up of years of grift and crime in Ukraine. That, frankly, explains much of the demented response to what might have been sloughed off as something akin to the Kazakhstan action or the run-of-the-mill Israeli bombardment of someone or other in that neighborhood. Should this US desperation extend to direct military engagement I would not want to be a sailor on an aircraft carrier, (I cannot recall the US military person who described them as “floating coffins.”). At which point the Patagonian real estate market will get hot, but not as hot as DC.

    • SoftStarLight April 30, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

      Lol the market will be radioactive! I agree. Everything right now is intended to be a ruse to keep the normies distracted while the US sends 33 billion more dollars into Ukraine which of course is getting little attention. And the whole lend lease thing. And nothing on the biolabs and the direct Biden connection is really being discussed anymore. Z working with Putin to disarm the West via weapons transfers etc

      • stelmosfire April 30, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

        A copy of Potatoheads new “Lend Lease Act” S.3522

        https://www.congress.gov/117/bills/s3522/BILLS-117s3522es.pdf

        Paragraph1: The act applies to Ukraine and governments of Eastern European countries impacted by Russian aggression.

        I guess that means the piggy bank is open through 2023 for all the Slavic nations.

        Paragraph 3: Any loan or lease of defense articles to the Government of Ukraine under paragraph (1) shall be subject to all applicable laws concerning the return of and reimbursement and repayment for defense articles loan or lease

        Kind of hard to return all our cool toys after Vlad blows them to smithereens.

        • SoftStarLight April 30, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

          Yeah I would imagine its another creative way for mass theft. There is no possibility that Ukraine will ever pay anything back. Probably the weapons will be sold and magically certain officials will recieve reimbursements. But people who pay taxes in the states will never be paid back. It sort of all flows with the globalist idea of redistribution upwards to the top.

        • Billy Hill April 30, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

          England just paid off their WW2 lend-lease debts in 2007. No less than John Maynard Keynes renegotiated the terms.

          The Russians paid theirs off in the same year if I recall correctly.

          Nice work if you can get it: encourage a war, lease arms to your combatant, and create a nation-debt serf.

          Meanwhile the MIC on the home front virtually prints money.

    • beantownbill. April 30, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

      @Billy Hill:

      Agreed.

  76. Jarek April 30, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

    AOC

    Tired of having to collectively stress about what explosion of hate crimes is happening bc some billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally controls a massive communication platform and skews it because Tucker Carlson or Peter Thiel took him to dinner and made him feel special

    Elon Musk
    @elonmusk

    Stop hitting on me. I’m really shy.

    Jarek: I am outraged at AOC’s behavior towards Elon. She’s trying to upstage him or get with him or something. Why doesn’t she open a bodega in some ghetto food desert or something useful like that?

    • Paula D April 30, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

      But Nina Turner told him off for that!
      Nina Turner
      @ninaturner
      ·
      21h
      .@elonmusk
      , the safety of marginalized communities is not a joke.

      I have no idea what ”explosion of hate crimes” they are talking about.

      • Jarek April 30, 2022 at 7:03 pm #

        Which marginalized communities? AOC is marginalized?

    • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 7:11 pm #

      You missed AOC’s next response.

      “I was talking about Zuckerberg, but OK”

      • Jarek April 30, 2022 at 9:47 pm #

        An obvious lie since Zuck is an ally, and Elon is enemy number one right now.

        You live for the zing and see it even where it falls flat because women. His zing was the real zing here.

        • MaryQueen May 1, 2022 at 11:22 pm #

          No, I just came across it and thought it should be added here for context.

          You’re the one emotionally tied up with your celebs.

  77. MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 30, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

    A little anecdote showcasing the “convenient circular logic” doctrine that we’ve seen born in the last few years:

    A very covid-conscious friend of mine (who told me numerous times he was “worried about me” for not getting the shot) mentioned the other day that his son just tested positive for covid, so they’re quarantining for ten days.

    He’s an avid golfer, and my wife and I lightly joked amongst ourselves that he’d probably be on the course within a few days. Turned out to be the next day.

    Four days later, now he just came back from a trip to another state where they played a few rounds with about a dozen clients.

    I said, “I thought you were quarantining for ten days?”

    He said, “Oh, no, just my son. The rest of the family has already had covid.”

    Ahh, so there you have it. Logic of convenience…somehow taking the stance that the quarantine is for his health…no mention of the fact that if he believes it’s all such a big deal then he would know that he can still contract it and infect others with it.

    I just let it go. Whaddya gonna do…

    • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

      Wow people are truly even more insane than I ever imagined.

  78. Jarek April 30, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8GtmWxKbO8

    Decency and sanity from two old fashioned trans people, utterly opposed to the Agenda.

  79. megabeth April 30, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

    Feculent and vividly deliquescent is just about the best descriptor for our ghoul in chief. Made me smile! And I’m tempted to go back on Twitter to engage . . . but I can’t remember my dang password. Might have to get a burner account, this time. Trying to think of a decent moniker in these parlous times, when a sitting president sometimes retweets “catturd”.

    Uranus Hz? Cole S. Law? Amish Space Force? Trying to decide, here.

    • Disaffected April 30, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

      Uranus Hz is catchy.

    • Redneck Liberal April 30, 2022 at 8:50 pm #

      WilliamShatnersPants…

  80. gustafson.robert.22 April 30, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

    If you feed them, they will come (procreate).

    • SoftStarLight April 30, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

      Yes they are working on that angle as well. I’m sure you’re thrilled. They’ll probably finish dismantling the food supply chain this year. They’re saying to expect famine in the global south later this year. But I have heard others state that there will be massive shortages by July. Either way it seems like multiple apocalypses are upon us.

      • Disaffected April 30, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

        Well, only if you prefer to eat. I’m hearing eating is just another preference we’ll have to learn to deny. In that light, it might not be so bad at all, but just a matter of willpower. And just think of all those old clothes you can’t fit in any longer! A veritable bonanza of vintage clothing!

        • SoftStarLight April 30, 2022 at 10:32 pm #

          Lol well vintage clothing might not be so bad if it is properly laundered!

          • Disaffected May 1, 2022 at 9:56 am #

            Well of course, ya knot-head!

  81. Disaffected April 30, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

    Excellent (!!!) movie on EPIX Drive In this morning which I’m re-watching for the second time as we speak. The Thin Red Line (1998), which I evidently missed the first time around. All star cast including (among many others) John Travolta (“fast burner” smart-assed General), Nick Nolte (old washed-up, embittered Lt Col), Sean Penn (jaded 1st Sgt), John Cusack (young Lt), Adrian Brody, Jim Caviezel (the moral center of the film), George Clooney (cameo), Woody Harrelson (an NCO who mistakenly pulls the pin on a grenade still attached to his pistol belt and blows his ass off), Elias Koteas (a Captain who refuses the order to get his Company slaughtered charging a hill), Jared Leto, John C. Reilly, and John Savage (a shell shocked vet, what else?).

    A fictional account of the taking of Guadacanal by an American force in WWII, the film offers plenty of action, but shines for its reflections into the characters of the individuals caught up in the conflict, with the thoughts in their heads enunciated during the action This should be a must see for dumb ass ‘Muricans on the brink of getting involved in “the Joe Biden’s” war in Europe in the next month or two. War is primarily senseless slaughter and mayhem for the benefit of the craven cowards who send us there, and nothing more.

    • SoftStarLight April 30, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

      Meh. I’m never invited to the parties. Honestly I could care less if the house burns down at this point

      • Disaffected April 30, 2022 at 6:30 pm #

        And you certainly don’t want to be invited to this party, although warfare in Loo-zee-anna would certainly be interesting, what with all them swamp critters you’ve got down there. I’m thinking them Ragin’ Cajuns would kick some major ass, no matter who they fought.

        • SoftStarLight April 30, 2022 at 10:30 pm #

          Lol that could very well be the case. The cajun navy will also go out to save people in disasters when first responders can’t.

        • elysianfield May 1, 2022 at 9:58 am #

          Dis,
          And…the link;

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOnYk70oTlc

    • megabeth April 30, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

      I have a vivid memory of my professor great-uncle, dying at 101, a World War II veteran of the Pacific War. He said that if he could have done it over again, he would have evaded the draft and stuck with his dance band cornet gig.

    • KesaAnna April 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm #

      My vote for greatest ( meaning at the same time , worst ) war movie of all time would be the 1985 Soviet film ;

      Come and See .

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

      Last time I checked , you could watch it in its entirety on Youtube.

      I had never heard of it , but then I guess Russian , much less Soviet , movies , don’t typically get much press in the U.S.

      Anyway , it came to my attention because it was in the number one spot on a list of greatest HORROR movies of all time.

      To paraphrase the reviewer ,

      A historical / war movie at number one on a list of Horror movies ?
      Watch it

      So I watched it.

      Most unnerving and depressing movie I have ever seen.

      Hard to describe , but even seemingly positive things like hope and empathy are transformed into very very ugly things here.

      In my opinion at least I suppose it does qualify as a horror movie , because I find it haunting.

      The movie is cast from the Russian point of view of course, but whenever I think of the German Army on the Eastern Front , it is , ” Come and See ” that I think of.

      • elysianfield May 1, 2022 at 1:09 am #

        “Come and See”

        Kesa,
        On your recommendation, I queued it up…watched the first five minutes…no gratuitous sex nor car chases. Will watch more tomorrow….the jury is still out.

        The first scene…digging the rifle out of the sand…it is a Tokarev model 1940…I… know a guy that has three of them.

        • KesaAnna May 1, 2022 at 4:36 am #

          Grr , if instant gratification is your thing , you may never credit my recommendation again.

          In my own case , THIRTY MINUTES into the movie I’m wondering , ” Why am I watching this boring , weird , shit ? ”

          The effect , at least for me , was cumulative.

          For example , you mentioned the first scene , the boy digging the rifle out of the ground.

          About 50 minutes later you realize at the same time the boy does , ( unless you are Sherlock Holmes ) that that seemingly innocuous act has a horrific consequence.

          • elysianfield May 1, 2022 at 9:54 am #

            Kesa,
            Couple of boys playing “War”…one dressed in greatcoat and helmet, the other carrying the Tokarev, and spotted from a reconnaissance aircraft…what could possibly go wrong?

            Will watch the rest of the movie this PM.

  82. BackRowHeckler April 30, 2022 at 5:35 pm #

    Uh oh, trouble brewing in Transnistria!

    “The eastern world, it is exploding …”-Barry McGuire

    FREE BRITTANY GRINER

    • Disaffected April 30, 2022 at 6:26 pm #

      Transnistria? You mean the trannies have a homeland now too? Here’s hoping we can repatriate them all safely!

    • stelmosfire April 30, 2022 at 6:30 pm #

      And the link:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfZVu0alU0I

      New cover of “Eve of Destruction” Stand with Ukraine anti-Putin version:

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

      • Disaffected April 30, 2022 at 6:35 pm #

        Very interesting. An anti-war anthem turned on it’s head to sell a war. The Borg triumphs again! But that’s what it does. Incorporates and assimilates all messages like a giant sucking black hole and then spits them out in an upside down bizarro universe all its own.

      • BackRowHeckler April 30, 2022 at 7:06 pm #

        What better time than May 9 — Victory Day — for Russia to lob a few hypersonic Avangard missiles west … and broadcast the event on a giant screen at Red Square as soon as Patriotic Parade comes to an end … what a crowd pleaser that would be. Meanwhile, back at the Pentagon, General Milley and the Joint Chiefs are receiving their weekly white rage/CRT Report, which includes how many White Supremacists have been rooted out of the armed forces and how many men are transitioning into women at Walter Reed, when a lackey asskissing Colonel bursts into the briefing room and announces a missile is headed their way — at 4000 mph.

      • Disaffected May 1, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

        I think it’s about time we all see a live fire demo of those babies. Just to tamp down all the speculation, if nothing else.

  83. stelmosfire April 30, 2022 at 6:37 pm #

    Beautiful day here so I hit a couple garage sales. I’m looking for one of those old wooden schools desks to put in my living room. I need a place to dive under when the flash bulb goes off outside my window.

  84. Amman April 30, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

    “It’s one thing to lose your dignity as citizens, and another to just lose
    your country altogether….”

    The USA, and every other country in the World, is slowly being cracked. The Foundation, what people thought of as reality, people’s Identity…. the natural consequence of all of this is what is being described by Mr. Kunstler’s statement above. -_-

    CFN’ers, let’s just listen to a nice song from a gentler, kinder time, shall we?

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

    –DJ CFN

    • Disaffected April 30, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

      Groovy! Styles were pretty cool back then. I’m surprised YT hasn’t taken this one down yet.

      • Amman May 1, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

        My 1st reaction was “On what grounds?” and then… LOL

  85. GreenAlba April 30, 2022 at 7:02 pm #

    Janos and SSL (since we have speculated on this a few times) – Putin’s involvement in the Reset etc,

    I’ve just listened (a month late) to the rest of the interviewees in Session 97 of the Reiner Fuellmich’s investigative committee from which I already recommended Attorney Todd Callender (talking about all the nanotech content of the vaxxes and the legal implications of gene-altered humans, among other things).

    In this instance, I’m recommending Iain Davis’ turn – on the historical context and structural details of the reset/’sustainable’ global economy. It starts around 1h30. Loads of interesting stuff in there, going back to the 70s, but towards the end he talks about Putin and the question of whether or not he’s on the same page as the WEF. That’s at 2h20 – see what you think. He is pretty convinced that Putin is in on the agenda as much as the West – they’re just in conflict over who gets to hold the reins. He and Fuellmich say what we’ve said before – that Putin has followed the covid agenda as much as, if not more than, anywhere else. I mentioned before that the level of trust in the government is low and vaxx ‘hesitancy’ therefore very high – only about 20% vaxxed, I think.

    Mark Crispin Miller sends out emails every week with names of people who ‘died suddenly’, as reported in the press, and Russia and Asia are also included as it’s happening there as well.

    After Iain Davis has his hour, there’s an interview with Johnny Vedmore, whom I didn’t know. He’s an investigative journalist and, I think, Whitney Webb’s partner. He said the same thing – that he has no doubt at all that Putin is equally involved. They all want the Reset – they’re just jockeying for power.

    So, that was my feeling from the start, because of the covid measures, and now I’m 100% convinced too.

    (The last hour is a German guy living in Australia (‘Bernie from Australia’ – very good update on the state of play there. Scary stuff, with the camps and so on, and, towards the end, some coverage of satanism and paedophilia – seems Australia is a big player.

    • GreenAlba April 30, 2022 at 7:03 pm #

      Sorry, hit the wrong button – only ‘Janos and SSL’ was meant to be bold.

      Mea maxima culpa …

      • GreenAlba April 30, 2022 at 7:13 pm #

        ‘Jarek’, sorry!

      • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 7:27 pm #

        There is a schism on the left between the people who believe Putin is part of the Great Reset and those that do not believe that. I am with you (and Iain). Tom Luongo, who our illustrious host recently interviewed, was in a debate with him (Iain) and called him an idiot among other things, for believing that Putin wasn’t squeaky clean. I think I posted the debate a few weeks ago.

        It certainly makes no sense to me that Putin and Russia aren’t moving toward it, given they are partnering with China, who started its own Great Reset years ago.

        • GreenAlba April 30, 2022 at 7:44 pm #

          Either Iain D or Johnny Vedmore specifically mentioned a group of 3 Russian WEF protégés – all KGB men – including Putin.

          I’ve listened to Iain Davis a few times on UK Column and I reckon he’s very sharp (despite looking and sounding like a London pub landlord!).

        • GreenAlba April 30, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

          Forgot to mention that one of them said Russia and China are pissed off with the West for not getting on with the Reset as fast as them (especially China). That’s bizarre, perhaps, in relation to Ukraine, which is supposed to be a testbed in terms of vaxxes and digital ID and pretty far advanced. So maybe Zelensky v.Putin is just theatre too (I think that was mooted here previously). Basically, you can’t trust ANY of them.

          • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 9:08 pm #

            No, we will have to stand up to all governments. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

      • Jarek April 30, 2022 at 9:56 pm #

        Thank you for emboldening SSL and I. We really should be in charge of pretty much everything, at least on this side of the pond.

        You really need to rethink your aversion to monarchy. But we will need counselors of course.

        I shall review your report. No doubt SSL will as well. She seems to have been thinking in this vein already, more than me in any case.

        • SoftStarLight April 30, 2022 at 10:26 pm #

          🙂

        • Blackbird April 30, 2022 at 11:27 pm #

          I’m trying to see where Alba even in other words sorta slightly suggested supporting a coup by you – and what appears to be an along-for-the-ride (“I hope this doesn’t end like Thelma and Louise!”) SSL. And I read Alba’s, rather bold, post, twice – and it bounced off the back of my skull and into the back of my eyeballs, twice. So that’s like reading it, what, 5 times…

          • Jarek May 1, 2022 at 12:44 am #

            I never suggested such a thing. You must be high tonight. How about a light show from a drone I have hovering o’er your domicile? Go get some ice cream. I’ll wait.

    • GreenAlba April 30, 2022 at 7:11 pm #

      PS I mentioned, re Todd Callender’s interview, that there was a doctor whose name I didn’t catch who is working on antidotes to disable the nanotech – chlorine dioxide was mentioned to strip the transistors on the nanobots (can’t believe I’m even typing this!). Having re-listened to it, the person in question is Dr Elizabeth Lee Vliet – I see her name on my copy of the Breggin book ‘Covid 19 and the Global Predators’, as one of the Foreword writers.

      She may end up doing an interview with RF, with more details on this.

      • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 7:29 pm #

        Awesome, GA.

        It is horrid watching so many people getting ‘covid’ from the boosters and believing they are protected!

        Just like AIDS all over again. People dying of the so-called ‘cure’ etc.

        What a shit show. So glad there are people trying to help the duped, coerced, blackmailed and stupid.

        • GreenAlba April 30, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

          Talking of people trying to help, I listened to Dr Zelenko the other day, in a recent interview with Maria Zeee. He said there were people working on reversing some aspects (don’t remember if it was the spike protein issue of the lipid nano-particles) but it would take 3 years! Not sure we will have 3 years.

          Dr Z has dead men’s letters embedded all over the world, as there have been credible threats to his life (Pfizer apparently has contracts out on the doctors who are treating covid). Those letters will include the work he has done so far working on antidotes.

          The man is a legend. I think he has terminal lung cancer but he won’t stop while he’s still breathing.

          • GreenAlba April 30, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

            *or* the lipid nano-particles …

          • Redneck Liberal April 30, 2022 at 9:42 pm #

            What, exactly, are lipid nanoparticles?

            “Lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) are the most clinically advanced non-viral gene delivery system. Lipid nanoparticles safely and effectively deliver nucleic acids, overcoming a major barrier preventing the development and use of genetic medicines. Genetic medicine has many different applications such as gene editing, rapid vaccine development, immuno-oncology and treatment of rare genetic and undruggable diseases; all of which are usually hindered by nucleic acid delivery inefficiency.

            Nucleic Acid Lipid Nanoparticle

            Lipid nanoparticles offer many advantages over previous lipid-based nucleic acid delivery systems including:

            • High nucleic acid encapsulation efficiency and potent
            transfection
            • Improved penetration into tissues to deliver therapeutics
            • Low cytotoxicity and immunogenicity

            These characteristics make lipid nanoparticles excellent candidates for nucleic acid delivery.

            The first RNAi drug (Patisiran) uses lipid nanoparticles and was approved by FDA in 2018.

            Of course, this is probably just all lies cut from whole cloth, right?

            https://www.precisionnanosystems.com/workflows/formulations/lipid-nanoparticles

          • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 9:50 pm #

            LMAO – approved by the FDA.

            Hahahahahahahahaahahahahahahaaaaaa!

          • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 9:55 pm #

            Oh Alba, I guess you’ve been bested.

            Fake Trae C&P some stuff from the FDA. Consider everything you’ve ever posted completely refuted.

            Hahahaahahahahahahaa!

          • GreenAlba May 1, 2022 at 8:07 am #

            Here’s the thing, Redneck. To get the lipid nano-particle into the cell – what with it being a synthetic substance entirely alien to your body an’ all – the mRNA has to disable your immune system. Otherwise the cell would tell the strange synthetic lipid nano-particle to fuck off. I expect ‘michael’, if he were still around, could put that better.

            And there’s no instruction in there to switch your innate immune system back on again after the dastardly deed.

            That’s why you’ve got vaccine-induced immune deficiency syndrome.

            In addition to Stockholm syndrome, which didn’t require any cellular-level genetic assistance, apparently.

        • roccofire May 1, 2022 at 12:16 am #

          Mary Queen, Redneck Liberal, check out the Dredd blog, https://blogdredd.blogspot.com/ awesome science based articles that go into deep discussions about many aspects of biology, nature, social issues of our times.

          JHK once again always interesting articles, reading the ancient Stoics like Marcus Aurelius seems like humans have not changed.

    • GreenAlba April 30, 2022 at 7:16 pm #

      And I forgot the link, of course, to Session 97:

      https://odysee.com/@BITBLT:d/CIC-session-97:3

      • Redneck Liberal April 30, 2022 at 9:37 pm #

        What possible reason could Dr. Zelenko have for promoting his ‘alternative’ treatment? Could it be the almighty $?

        https://viralproductsexchange.com/z-stack-develop-by-dr-zelenko-vsl

        He’ll even accept payment in crypto. Go figure.

        • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 9:48 pm #

          Heaven forbid that anyone try to sell healthy supplements to people in addition to curing 1000s by helping them side-step the medical industrial complex poisoning for profit.

          Meanwhile, you cheer on the multi-billion dollar behemoth big pharma assholes who rip you off, blackmail you into taking experimental clotshots that kill people.

          Painfully obvious that you’re the programmed dullard, here, Fake Trae.

          • roccofire May 1, 2022 at 12:11 am #

            Mary,

            any of the alternative medicines, vitamins and supplements are sold, are from BIG Pharm, it’s awesome money for them, no regulation, and cure anything, no pesky lawsuits. They hide under umbrella corporations, and of course made by slave labor in China. Quack Watch.com by Dr. Stephen Barrett has many great articles, he has been attacked by Big Pharm, right and left wing snake oil salesmen( women, transmen, women,etc,etc).

            Also, the folks you are complaining about today, pedophiles, CRT, BLM,are not Liberals, they are progressive. Think old stories of Star Trek, Twilight Zone, JFK, those were the bedrock of being a liberal. But, even today old thinking liberals like me are obsolete. Re watch the old Twilight Zone episode with Burgess Meredith, where the STATE rules him obsolete because he is an Librarian.

          • MaryQueen May 1, 2022 at 11:25 pm #

            That’s bullshit, dude.

            I buy supplements from all over and make my own. Big pharma’s ‘supplements’ are usually garbage. All you have to do is research the ingredients.

        • GreenAlba May 1, 2022 at 5:52 am #

          “What possible reason could Dr. Zelenko have for promoting his ‘alternative’ treatment? Could it be the almighty $?”

          I’m sorry that you are unfamiliar with the concept of honourable people doing honourable things. And with the basic concept that if you’re going to produce something helpful for people, they’re going to have to pay for it, unless your own pockets are deep as the oceans. The man is dying of lung cancer, as far as I can make out – I’m not sure what you think he wants to enrich himself for. Sheesh.

          In other (very old) news, Bill Gates has given millions to Imperial College, the ones who produce people such as the shill who predicted 7000 people/day would die of Omicron in the UK.

          Mr Gates also subsidises The Guardian. I believe he owns The Atlantic and I know he owns a list of ‘news’ outlets and ‘fact-checkers’ that would make a normal person’s eyes water, because I’ve seen part of the list.

          He gave £980,000 to the MHRA, the UK’s supposed medicines regulator, while pushing through ‘his’ so-called ‘vaccines’. Yet you don’t mind this egregious corruption being ignored while Dr Zelenko recoups the cost of producing his pills. There are no words, Redneck. You cannot be this stupid.

        • Night Owl May 1, 2022 at 11:32 am #

          There is that brain again.

          Pfizer aside from working with captured institituions to force uptake of untested products to the tune of billions in profit, also paid out the largest criminal fine in history in 2009. Check it out.

          https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-largest-health-care-fraud-settlement-its-history

          You are so fucking stupid it hurts.

          • MaryQueen May 1, 2022 at 11:27 pm #

            His stupid is awfully painful. But refuting his idiocy gives us good opportunities/reminders to post some good stuff.

            So thanks for that, both you & GA.

      • SoftStarLight April 30, 2022 at 10:19 pm #

        Thank you Alba! I’ll check it out and appreciate the info. I’ve heard that the lockdowns in China are also part of the reset. Apparently the theory is that our supply chain shocks have only just begun. Oh and right after Macron won reelection the French government rolled out a digital id scheme. So it does appear that the control systems are increasingly being put into place.

        • GreenAlba May 1, 2022 at 6:14 am #

          Thanks, SSL. I didn’t know about the French Digital ID system announcement. I’ll look into that. I have to email my (English) friend who lives in Paris, so will check that out first. She has no idea what’s going on and complies with everything, but I have a mind to introduce her to some of it.

          • Night Owl May 1, 2022 at 11:33 am #

            Right after the Macaroon pulled a Joey Bidet.

            Impeccable timing, ofc.

    • Redneck Liberal April 30, 2022 at 8:49 pm #

      “Scary stuff, with the camps and so on, and, towards the end, some coverage of satanism and paedophilia – seems Australia is a big player.

      You’ve swallowed it all now, Alba. I note below you even state “(I can’t believe I’m even typing this!)”. Neither could I, once.

      • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 9:36 pm #

        The US liberals are working to accept pedophilia into the rainbow brigade of disorders we should celebrate, and movies, TV shows, halftime shows, SNL, etc. have satanic-themed shit on all the time, but WE are crazy?

        Maybe your eyes don’t work?

        • Redneck Liberal April 30, 2022 at 9:38 pm #

          Nah, you’re still the crazy one. You believe so much bullshit, you must choke daily.

          • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 9:49 pm #

            You appear to be resorting to ad hominem because you have no argument, as per usual. Yawn.

          • Redneck Liberal April 30, 2022 at 9:50 pm #

            The ad hominem jab is pretty funny, coming from you.

          • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 9:54 pm #

            Still haven’t refuted anything I’ve posted. All you do is attack the messenger. Again: Yawn.

          • Anthea April 30, 2022 at 9:57 pm #

            @ Redneck Liberal:

            I’d say the shoe is rather on the other foot.

            Our host has delineated establishment lies repeatedly, at times presenting whole laundry lists. The difficulty would be in finding something the PTB hasn’t lied about.

            Yet you apparently persist in a slavish reverence for proven pathological liars.

      • GreenAlba May 1, 2022 at 5:34 am #

        Redneck, it’s not even funny that I predicted your exact response – almost verbatim – while I was typing that sentence. I knew it would bring you out of the woodwork. And it didn’t stop me typing it.

        It takes intelligence and imagination to be original, even in relation to your own schtick. I feel sorry for you. When you wake up it will be too late for you, and you could be doing something useful. Even waking up a handful of your friends and family would count as useful – that’s all I attempt.

        Now here’s a weird thing. I’ve been in correspondence with my MP about the Online Safety Bill, which is going through Parliament at the moment. My first email got a templated response – he was obviously sending it to everyone who had contacted him about the same Bill – so it quoted (in addition to the online child abuse that is being used as cover for this nefarious legislation, which is designed to end free online speech against government narratives in the UK) ‘misinformation’ about covid, which is – of course – ‘undermining our public health policy’, and ‘Russian disinformation’ which this clown-parrot has in no way been able to verify as ‘disinformation’. People are even questioning the Skripal story (he said). Shock, horror (I think BOTH the UK and Russia are mixed up in this, with their spy games).

        So I tried again. I sent him two published scientific papers (the two you didn’t have the guts to respond to last week) – one demonstrating acute coronary risk from the ‘vaccines’ and the other demonstrating how the ‘vaccines’ destroy innate immunity and expose people to infectious diseases and cancer. I specifically asked him if scientists, doctors and the public would be censored (or worse) for sharing peer-reviewed scientific papers online.

        That’s a reasonable question, to my mind, and put courteously. The response? Radio silence. My conclusion? My MP knows exactly what is going on (maybe not every detail – he probably doesn’t know what the people behind this have in mind for his less-than-two-year-old daughter – but he’s complicit. He can’t tell me scientists and doctors won’t be censored if they post scientific papers online, because, presumably, they will be.

        So, in the UK, it won’t matter about Elon Musk’s intentions – the Online Safety Bill will make sure Mr Musk can’t operate Twitter in the UK without censorship.

        Grow up, Redneck – you’re too old to be this gullible.

        • GreenAlba May 1, 2022 at 5:41 am #

          I also quoted him the government’s own figures that showed that 87% (in Scotland) and 90% (in England) of those who were dying of covid in Jan/Feb were fully ‘vaccinated’ and that these dire figures prompted the respective governments to stop publishing covid death statistics according to ‘vaccination’ status. I gave this as an example of government disinformation, since he specifically said that the legislation was designed to silence ‘dis-/misinformation by states as well as individuals. So I didn’t get a response suggesting how it might deal with disinformation by your own government. Obviously.

          You see, Redneck, if you were right all along, my MP could have got back to me and told me my statistics were wrong.

          But he didn’t. Because they’re not.

          • GreenAlba May 1, 2022 at 8:22 am #

            And he’s not even on the government side – he’s Labour, so the feckin’ Opposition (more Orwellian terminology).

            ‘Bought and sold for English gold
            Such a parcel of rogues in a nation …’

            As Rabbie put it a very long time ago.

          • MaryQueen May 1, 2022 at 11:28 pm #

            Nice work, GA.

    • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 9:41 pm #

      And part & parcel of the Great Reset of course is mass formation and social conditioning, programming, etc.

      Watch this episode of Graham with a psychology student who was expelled for recording and exposing what they are teaching. They definitely aim to bring pedophilia in as an excepted practice, or ‘orientation’ – or even gender. Just watch them add that “P” to the alphabet!

      Of course it’s to a) make grooming in schools acceptable, and b) start the objectification and dehumanization of children as soon as possible. They already have a great headstart with all the available violent porn on Porn Hub kids get their hands on.

      https://youtu.be/0rtbRT2E6vQ

      • Redneck Liberal April 30, 2022 at 9:49 pm #

        It’s already “excepted”. I think you meant “accepted”…but it remains pure humbug.

        • MaryQueen April 30, 2022 at 9:53 pm #

          Yes I meant “accepted”.

          I see you’re taking over for Q-Schtick, an obnoxious practice that almost got him booted.

          Keep it up, Fake Trae. I might even make more typos just to help it along.

          • Night Owl May 1, 2022 at 11:37 am #

            You could have at least corrected his improper use and formatting of ellipsis points.

            Rub his orcish face it it. Hard.

          • MaryQueen May 1, 2022 at 11:29 pm #

            LOL.

            Well, I don’t tend to correct folks because I’m smart enough to know what people are saying whether they spell everything correctly or not.

            😉

        • Anthea April 30, 2022 at 10:02 pm #

          Perhaps you’ll soon come up with a counter-argument of substance–although I don’t think I’ve ever known you to present one.

        • CrusherMuldoon May 1, 2022 at 10:24 am #

          I guess you’ve always lived in a world in which biological men have always been allowed to compete in women’s sports, haven’t you? Yep the fact that women are being denied a level sports playing field has always been that way, right? I mean in your world it’s ALWAYS been ACCEPTED, right? I suggest you take a course in Philosophy called Gradualism if you deny the existence of the “slippery slope” theory

          • CrusherMuldoon May 1, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

            @ Redneck Liberal

      • KesaAnna May 1, 2022 at 4:23 am #

        I disagree , sort of , for two reasons.

        First reason — teach children that they are animals , like dogs or cows , that life is all a cosmic accident , and the only justice they will ever know is mans justice ,

        and you HAVE ALREADY ARRIVED AT the worst.

        Whatever happens after that is so much trivia.

        Like bitching about the barn burning down , when the barn was foreclosed on three years ago anyway.

        Granted , I suppose , ” He who dies with the most toys wins ” is a perfectly workable and even positive cosmology for the folk who live , and have always lived , the cotton candy and easy privilege lifestyle ?

        But , as I said , for those whose net worth , birth to death , will never exceed a thousand dollars , or even less ?

        You have already done the very worst teaching that shit.

        Second Reason —

        As I have said before , LGBTQ is not behind LGBTQ.

        The ruling class is behind LGBTQ.

        I was gonna write a lot more on that second point ,

        but , I figure , the above either says all that is necessary ,

        or it is futile. Suspend the least chimera of a carrot before too many peoples noses and their IQ promptly drops into the toilet.

      • GreenAlba May 1, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

        Mary

        I just listened to that video (there is so much going on that I have no idea about!).

        They mentioned a Scottish story about midwifery students at Napier University here in Edinburgh:

        https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10762699/Midwives-taught-university-help-biological-men-penises-birth.html

        “Student midwives are being taught at university how to help biological MEN give birth in trans ‘inclusive’ manual – even though it’s scientifically impossible”

        Apparently they’ve updated the manual. 🙂

        Scotland used to be known for the quality of its education. Then the SNP happened and Scottish education is circling the drain.

        • Night Owl May 1, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

          Please stop the ride. I would like to exit.

        • MaryQueen May 1, 2022 at 11:31 pm #

          Isn’t it mind-blowing?

          The medical establishment is committing suicide over men in dresses.

          Seriously.

    • Blackbird April 30, 2022 at 11:25 pm #

      I think that Putin is “in on it”. “It” being “the Great Reset” (collapse of U$ and anyone still clinging to our apron strings) and all the manufactured shadow play (“Covid”, “Ukraine”, “Climate”, “Diversity”) that fuels it.

      At the finale of The Great Reset, the Middle Kingdom sits on the throne. We pushed Russia onto China’s lap. Russia will pull any country that wants a few more sips of oxygen out of the U$ orbit and into the Eurasian orbit as it turns east.

      They may be playing scissors, paper, stone on the outer rings of the organization, but on the inside, I’m sure everyone agrees on how this story ends.

      • KesaAnna May 1, 2022 at 2:30 am #

        My own assessment ,

        up until the last sentence anyway.

        I think the era of cheap petroleum and cheap coal is coming to an end. Maybe next week , maybe next fifty years , maybe next hundred years.

        But ending , and relatively soon . ( If in a hundred years , then your grandchildren would see it. So not really as long a stretch of time as might first appear . )

        Of course maybe I’m on the wrong blog ??

        As seemingly even our host , who to the largest degree filled me in on that idea , routinely seems to forget or leave out that major plot detail.

        If gasoline goes to 50 dollars a gallon ?

        One solid detail I remember from a previous world made by hand , the 18th Century , was that it was a minimum four weeks sailing time from England to the 13 colonies.

        Maybe this is THE reason the American Revolution happened ?

        ” It takes these guys at a minimum four weeks to send a cop , so why should we take orders from these guys ? Fuck off George III ! ”

        How long is the sailing time , minus gas or coal , to China ?

        So if gasoline goes to 50 dollars a gallon ?

        I doubt I’ll be seeing Chinese tanks in Chicago.

        Indeed , if anything , THIS is why I think the ruling class is bat shit crazy.

        Refer to the mast head of this blog.

        Logistically , beyond a certain point , it simply doesn’t matter how rich you are.

        And what point is that ?

        Horses are living creatures. They must eat , they must rest , they get sick , they get old , they have bad days , and they only go so fast.

        Busted back to horses , you are talking of police response times in terms of hours , or even days , or even weeks.

      • JohnAZ May 1, 2022 at 10:35 am #

        BB

        Putin has ALWAYS been a Russian nationalist. Why would he get anything out of the WEF?

        • Blackbird May 1, 2022 at 9:36 pm #

          What Putin gets from the WEF is the removal of the US as world gangster. In place of loud-mouthed, threatening U$, the new hegemon is Russia’s neighbor and best friend China. Good deal for Russia.

          Enemy of my enemy and all that…

  86. tom clark April 30, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

    Watch out for the sub-sub variant! It’s VERY, VERY contagious and it’ll GITCHA!

    • Jarek April 30, 2022 at 9:58 pm #

      How many shots did you say you’ve gotten so far? Do you feel safe yet?

      • Night Owl May 1, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

        So much truth here.

    • SoftStarLight April 30, 2022 at 10:01 pm #

      Oh I had that one already tom. Ever since every now and then certain vegetables smell and taste like perfume and soap or like grass and dirt sometimes too. It actually makes you nauseated. It hasn’t quite gone away yet.

      • Blackbird May 1, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

        Cilantro tastes like soap to me. That’s genetics.

        Descriptions of wine: “Mmmm… A bouquet of freshly-cut grass, cat farts… and burning tires… With a light finish reminiscent of dry rot…” That’s imagination.

        • MaryQueen May 1, 2022 at 11:32 pm #

          I am sad for you that you are one of the cilantro yuckers.

          I absolutely love it.

    • Anthea May 1, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

      Dear me! I may have to pick up some aspirin! And a box of Kleenex! Maybe I’ll shop for a fainting couch while I’m out.

  87. Jarek April 30, 2022 at 11:11 pm #

    Alba: Thank you. Thought provoking stuff by Ian Davis. He presents a very dark but broad based vision. The war might be completely real, but without threatening the Paradigm. If true, they are just fighting for first place in it, or at best, slightly different versions of it. An example would be say, the War of the Roses. Neither House wanted to end the Monarchy, much less the Medieval system in general. Rather, they were fighting for preeminence within it.

    And I like how he implores people to engage with the Globalist material and ask themselves what it really means for themselves, and all that they love. They will find it means a life scarcely worth living if at all. And only getting worse as they insist on transforming humanity ever more deeply.

    • GreenAlba May 1, 2022 at 8:52 am #

      If you’re interested in Klaus Schwab’s history and how he ended up founding the WEF (or whatever it was originally called), it’s worth listening to Johnny Vedmore after Iain Davis.

      It all comes back to Kissinger, the original groomer. I think that’s been mentioned on here before? It was apparently Kissinger, JK Galbraith and a third person whose name escapes me, who recruited Schwab. It was very interesting anyway. He’s as impressive as Whitney Webb in terms of digging deep – they’re quite a duo.

      • Night Owl May 1, 2022 at 6:39 pm #

        There are other players, too.

        Many that have become public in recent years.

        For quite some time the McMedia said that the Bilderberg Group was simply a figment of conspiracy theorists’ imaginations.

        Now it is not only public, but we know that Schwab chaired it.

        Rule number one. Never listen to the McMedia.

        • GreenAlba May 2, 2022 at 5:52 am #

          Mark Crispin Miller did an excellent interview on the media with the Fuellmich team. He wants the McMedia indicted for incitement to genocide.

  88. Jarek April 30, 2022 at 11:35 pm #

    In which case, the Russian Church isn’t doing its job by not taking Putin to task. Alas, they’ve always been weak in this regard as per their implicit “Caesero-Papism”:

    Caesaropapism is the idea of combining the power of secular government with the religious power, or making it superior to, the spiritual authority of the Church …

    They would deny it or be outraged, but it’s clear if you look into their history. The Catholic Church may be better in this regard, refusing to bow to Kings. Indeed the opposite problem had to be combatted early on.

    The right answer is not the doctrine of the Sun and the Moon with the State being the Sun and the Church the moon, taking its authority or light from the State or vice versa as in the early West, but rather the Doctrine of the Two Suns, the Pope and the Emperor each having their onw Light from above. In the case of Orthodox, the Bishops of each National Church instead of one Pope.

    • Blackbird May 1, 2022 at 12:09 am #

      Gotta admit I don’t spend much time wondering if churches are doing their job. I prefer to be pleasantly surprised when I become aware of one that is.

      Regarding the appropriate response of the Russian Orthodox Church to Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, and the pivotal role of that invasion in bringing about what used to be called the New World Order, then yes, I think you are correct. The Church is supporting the wrong side (the Church should condemn the whole goddamn shitshow for what it is – not support any “side”), if I interpret the latter parts of the Book (Protestant version) correctly.

      It seems, based on my memory of my reading, that even that betrayal was foretold. Someone claiming to be the (representative of the) Messiah, but actually being the opposite…

      The Church is once again being used as a tool of the State. Then again, try to find a Church that still has even a trace of the Creator’s fingerprints on it.

      • Jarek May 1, 2022 at 12:15 am #

        No, we disagree then. Russia has every right to defend itself if that ostensible narrative is the whole story. I have no problem with the Church backing him on that. It’s the Transhumanist Agenda that’s the problem. Did they fight him on the Vax? I have no idea. Bad if they didn’t.

      • Paula D May 1, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

        The New World Order was announced in 1992 by George H. W. Bush and refers to the unipolar world with the US in complete charge, Total Dominance Spectrum.
        But you think Putin is in on that?

        • Night Owl May 1, 2022 at 6:37 pm #

          The NWO is the Anglo-American establishment and WEF.

          Remember, even when they refer to themselves at such, it is still conspiracy theory only.

          LOL.

          • GreenAlba May 2, 2022 at 6:12 am #

            I spent decades considering the UK to be America’s poodle, as was the narrative on what used to be the left (an idea supported by the seeming subservience to American war ventures). But I’m pretty convinced now by those who see the City of London as being the nest of vipers that’s at the bottom of it all (or the top, depending on how you look at it), with their fifth column in the US. As someone said recently, about NATO, I think, the UK provides the brains and America provides the muscle (no offence to American brains in general – you wouldn’t want this kind of perfidious brain anyway).

            It takes a bit of getting used to, when you’ve viewed the UK as a post-industrial, post-colonial ‘has been’ for years, not that the tax-haven skulduggery wasn’t obvious at least. Now the PTB are reinventing the UK as a head of the new techno-pharmaceutical octopus, as well as an enabler in the new military scenario of permanent not-peace-not-war.

            It’s not a good feeling being associated with these malevolent entities even by an accident of birth.

        • Blackbird May 1, 2022 at 9:31 pm #

          The New World Order – in my opinion, of course – was always going to be transnational plutocrats ruling over a world of surveilled and controlled serfs. The morbidly wealthy have outgrown the quaint, old-fashioned nation state. Who’s flag is on the tallest pole never really mattered (except to propagandize the masses).

          China is taking our place as big dog, but the Gateses, Soroses, and Musks still call the shots. Russia’s bestie is the new big dog. Russia’s existential foe (U$) is dying of autoerotic asphyxiation after a botched “gender-reassignment”, several overdoses, and a do-it-yourself lobotomy. Nice change of players on the world stage for Russia.

          Russia is also a relatively poor country compared to the US and western Europe – no need for Russia to be taken down economically, at least not as far down as some of us are going.

  89. Blackbird April 30, 2022 at 11:42 pm #

    “This is this.”

    But here ain’t there.

    I have always enjoyed (being critical of) the hunting scene at the beginning of The Deer Hunter, in which DeNiro leads his buddies on an amazing journey from the Alleghenies to the Cascades – on foot, in a single afternoon – where the buddies fire wildly at a black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) on the run, while DeNiro pulls his gun on a deaf elk (Cervus canadensis). Not a white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in sight – the only deer species both native to Pennsylvania and legal to hunt during the Vietnam War era (elk imported from Yellowstone were barely hanging on). Good thing they all missed their shots or their first capture may have been at the hands of the PA Game Commission. DeNiro ’n’ da boys escape during a game of strip poker gone wild.

    Got the same roomful of monkeys rummaging through the archives to piece together clips for The Ukraine War stories. This might be “this”, but if someone in a position of authority tells me it’s “that”, it’s ok to let it into my head, right? I mean, as long as it’s a good story (and I’m not saying it is).

    The Christopher Walker character made a career of playing Russian Roulette? A career track normally just a couple breaths longer than Kamikaze. He was so good at it that DeNiro had time to find out about it and track him down? (But hey, we’re talkin’ DeNiro here.) Men of Steel (in seven league boots). They don’t build ‘em like that anymore. (And we still lost).

    The Deer Hunter used to be my favorite Vietnam War movie to kick in the back of the knee, but I’m beginning to see it now as an allegory of predictive programming. Believe what you are shown, no matter how unbelievable.

    • Jarek May 1, 2022 at 12:21 am #

      Does the movie really name the mountains? I don’t recall that. The Cascades? Do you mean the Catskills? Not that that would be possible either, in a single afternoon or even two.

      • Disaffected May 1, 2022 at 4:02 pm #

        Nah, it doesn’t. I remember looking up the locations on that movie too, as they were so breathtaking. Little disappointed to find out the multiple locations, but that’s how Hollywood does. Still a great movie. Once again, it was more of a commentary on how war breaks some people (John Savage and Chris Walken), and paradoxically, allows others (DeNiro) to thrive. If you watch movies based on books after reading the book first you’ll almost always be disappointed. You simply convey that much content in a 90-120 minute format and do it any justice. Prince of Tides back in the day was another one like that.

      • Blackbird May 1, 2022 at 9:15 pm #

        The mountains and the deer species make it obvious that the hunting scene wasn’t shot in Pennsylvania, but instead in the Pacific NW. If I could see the trees better I’d present them too – ’cause I know they ain’t no PA trees. But CFNers always want attested evidence, so I looked it up (IMDb) – the pretty white snow-covered mountain in the distance? Mount Shuksan – in the Cascades. Not positive that the deer DeNiro’s buddies were blazing away at was a black-tailed deer – may have just been a mule deer, in which case they may have hiked no further than Kansas – still pretty good for an afternoon.

        Don’t get me started on the flatcar pheasant shooting scene from Unforgiven… Oops, too late.

    • Jarek May 1, 2022 at 12:50 am #

      Yes, wonderful yes of Orthodox Chant as he climbs alone into the heights, away from his clownish friends.

      And the cruelty of the Vietmanese is clearly portrayed.

      One of my all time favorites. And the beautiful Meryl Streep before she became a Leftist Crone.
      Where is our American Marianne?

      • Blackbird May 1, 2022 at 9:44 pm #

        Maryanne? I think she was left on Gilligan’s Island.

    • SoftStarLight May 1, 2022 at 1:39 am #

      Oh yeah that’s true Jarek is correct. It seems very unlikely well and actually impossible (without a time portal or something) for DeNiro and his buddies to have traveled across the continent in an afternoon. But otherwise it’s a very interesting observation.

  90. tom clark May 1, 2022 at 12:10 am #

    Is there a war going on somewhere? Inquiring minds want to know.

    • SoftStarLight May 1, 2022 at 1:31 am #

      Does royalty have time to stress over the complexities of war tom? I’m sure when the big bad whoever comes storming in a good ole oh won’t you just go away shoo fly shoo will work just as well as anything else lol

    • JohnAZ May 1, 2022 at 10:31 am #

      Tom

      I do not think we can believe Anything that we are seeing about the war in Ukraine.

      Think about it. Can the nation we have feared for seventy years be so incompetent in conducting this war with Ukraine? Are our intelligence, fear, agencies so incompetent that they have portrayed Russia so incorrectly?

      BTW, using common sense for a moment, if we are sending in so many complex weapons systems, who is pulling the triggers? Especially when so many Ukrainians are getting killed? Where is the air power? What happened to ultrasonic missiles?

      So many questions, with MSM BS as the only answers.

  91. Jarek May 1, 2022 at 12:39 am #

    https://andmagazine.com/talk/2021/07/12/josh-geltzer-bidens-maga-hunter/

    Whites are the big problem to this guy. Trump is the King of American Whites, their Czar. What to do?

    • SoftStarLight May 1, 2022 at 1:22 am #

      It’s funny how he is so critical of Bill Barr because in the end it was Bill Barr who did nothing about the antifa and blm riots. He didn’t do anything about all of the election changes that he said were prone to fraud. And then he didn’t do anything after the election when there was so much evidence of fraud. Bill Barr is Josh Geltzer’s bff.

      • JohnAZ May 1, 2022 at 10:22 am #

        IMHO, Bill Barr was the most promising pick that Trump made, yet ended up being the worst. At the stage things were, Trump needed someone who could watch his back, protecting him from the Deep State Mob. He found out that Barr was just another Deep State soldier with a good story.

        It is amazing to me how totally the WEF and its American Progressives have literally taken over this country, in all ways. Trump tried to seed his “revolution” with legitimate staffers. Too late, he found out that none existed anywhere.

        This year, the change will be voted on by the public from the bottom up, IOW, with the Congress taking the lead. Can Congress change things in our wildly Left Deep State? Are elected officials no longer in control of the government?

        What incentivizes the Progressives is a mystery. Can they really believe that these egomaniacs are concerned about their well being? Are they the ultimate result of the Stupidification of America?

        • SoftStarLight May 1, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

          I think progressives are motivated by their efforts to completely break down society and to destroy the United States of America (particular focus on America and the traditional interpretation thereof) as a sovereign country.

      • Jarek May 1, 2022 at 11:53 am #

        Yeah, I don’t get that either. Barr was and is a dark Master, utterly unflappable under questioning, a rogue with an honest face. He was working on Biden’s executive orders even while Trump was still in office.

  92. SoftStarLight May 1, 2022 at 1:08 am #

    I tend to think that it’s possible that Russia and China and perhaps others more aligned with them are feigning going along with the WEFesque agenda of the Western powers. Russia and China seem to want the multipolar world. And honestly I have no idea if they actually want to pursue all of the transhuman stuff and eating bugs and all of the other extreme things Western leaders seem to want to implement. A multipolar world actually seems more normal in the grand scheme of things. A one world power is naturally associated with Satanic implications from a traditional viewpoint. And so it makes sense that some are enthusiastically racing to that potential goal. Because yes they are in fact devil worshippers and they want people to think anyone who says that is crazy because they do want to be a conspiracy theory. Until the right time. Which kinda seems like now since they are more open than ever about it. And too, Russia and China are also advocating for internal social orders that are considered conservative and nationalistic and are therefore unacceptable to Western elites and the current global order. And I have a theory that Zelensky is working for Putin. But that is not to say then that Putin is therefore NWO. Zelensky could be doing so for multiple reasons. But whatever the case he isn’t any friend of the West but has done his part to put the West in jeapordy.

    • JohnAZ May 1, 2022 at 10:04 am #

      Biblical history says that at one time Mankind was unipolar with everyone using the same language. Man became so inflated with himself he decided that he would symbolically equate himself with God by building the Tower of Babel into heaven.

      God’s wisdom being what it was, he blew up their plans and dissociated them by making language separations between the groups. The creator understood entropy, JHK style. He should, he created it.

      I guess I disagree with you a little. I do believe that the WEF NWO is after one government global order. The Power mind works toward maximum power acquisition as far as it can get away with. Today’s world, especially the internet allows this group of egomaniacs to attempt world domination.

      How they do it? My strawman is that we are in the beginning of the beginning right now. The WEF is throwing the West, center one, up against Russia, center two, weakening both sides. The role of China, center three, I do not comprehend yet, are the waiting in the wings, in collusion with the WEF, or are they waiting to let no’s. 1and 2 blow themselves up, then take over the whole thing.

      Sino-earth.

      • SoftStarLight May 1, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

        It’s certainly a possibility. It appears that Russia and China are much more aligned together with neither having good relations with the West. And both are working to move out of the dollar which will over time change the unipolar world order that has existed for at least a century now. But it could certainly as easily be that the top levels of all nations are working for their own system and not for any country in particular. That would definitely be a more complicated plot.

    • Jarek May 1, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      What is your evidence for Zelensky working with Putin?

      Remember, Putin knows all about the Russo/Ukrainian mafia since he struggled against them to attain power. Of the great Oligarchs he overthrew, all but one were Jewish (like the Mafia). He’s not anti-Jewish per se and he didn’t throw all of the Jewish Oligarchs out. But he will not allow them to interfere with what he’s trying to do.

      Zelensky is in with the Ukrainian mafia, being put in to power by one of them after the Coup engineered by their Western kinsmen: Kerry, Nuland, etc.

      Therefore, I’d say the opposite: To the extent any of this is real, the struggle between Zelensky (the Mafia and the Western Internationalists) is real.

      One of Putin’s closest friends, an old mentor in the KGB, is Jewish.

      • JohnAZ May 1, 2022 at 11:45 am #

        Just like Biden being with the American Mob.

        Wait one, are the Mobs now global.

      • SoftStarLight May 1, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

        Well it’s not so much evidence honestly but really just intuition I suppose or an impression. So I do say it is just a theory. It seems that if Zelensky truly cared about Ukraine and the Ukrainian people he would maybe have let Donetsk and Luhansk go to Russia. 80 to 90% of the people in both places voted to become separatist republics from Ukraine so it seems like they would actually be a liability to Ukraine in the long run. And there are many other things. Like he let the Azovs get surrounded in Mariupol and he knows they are toast but doesn’t allow retreat etc. It seems like in his decisions his citizens are expendable. And naturally his relationships with our elites automatically make me think he is evil so I do admit that bias as well.

        I didn’t realize that regarding the mafia. Is the same true for other mafias like the Italians for instance?

        • Jarek May 1, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

          Yeah, I doubt if old Z really identifies as Ukrainian. So he doesn’t give a shit about them or the nation as an entity. The point is to serve his masters and I’d say he’s doing a great job.

          Maybe there is Slavic gangs too, but the big ones are Jewish over there. They think Slavs are just good as muscle or enforcers.

          There are many Mafias: Chinese, Japanese, Italian (more than one type – don’t know how they interact with each other), Albanian, Corsican, Sardinian, Mexican, Columbian, etc. Not all Jewish by any means. But Jews did feature prominently in the Italian in America for a time. They don’t really need it anymore of course. They’ve gone “legit”. I mean if you can create money out of nothing in blasphemous imitation of the Creator. And of course the WASP Elite are in with them all the way now.

  93. stelmosfire May 1, 2022 at 8:13 am #

    So Pelosi visits the Z man in Kiev. Vlad was asleep at the switch on this one. He could of taken out her and asshole Shiff with one shot. I figure she actually stopped off in Kiev as an afterthought. Her real mission is to get into Poland because her supply of Spirytus was low and due to supply chain issues she needs to go right to the source. Standard 80 proof Vodka is not cutting it anymore for Pelosi. Air Force 3 flying back loaded with cases of the shit on my dime.

    https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/15105/spirytus-rektyfikowany-rectified-spirit-95-polmos

  94. Billy Hill May 1, 2022 at 8:37 am #

    Every once in a while one stumbles across something: a movie, a photograph; always visual, that having been seen once leaves scar tissue.

    I don’t recall whether this one made it to the pages of CFN being a haphazard poster, so if it’s a repeat I apologize.

    Originally seen linked at Zero Hedge, from Paul Joseph Watson…

    https://summit.news/2022/02/11/bidens-new-doe-hire-is-a-queer-activist-who-brags-about-puppy-play-gimp-kink/

    This one should be near the top… er make that the bottom, of the Anything Goes and Nothing Matters file.

    No more need be said.

    • Disaffected May 1, 2022 at 9:49 am #

      That dog’s in need of a shock collar. A strong shock collar. A 440V main should do it.

      • JohnAZ May 1, 2022 at 10:09 am #

        Dis

        That someone like this could be considered for a job like thing just shows how far off the tracks our Deep State has gotten.

        Any return to normalcy requires the elimination of people like this and destruction of the hiring mechanism that hired him.

        • Disaffected May 1, 2022 at 11:25 am #

          Yo JAZ Man, you talkin’ about SoCal and all that finally clicked with me last night. You’re out there hangin’ with Will and Jada, ain’t ya? How they doin’ after all the Oscars kerfuffle?

          • JohnAZ May 1, 2022 at 11:42 am #

            Yo, Dis.

            Nah, missed him this trip. I think he is in India getting his spirit readjusted.

            We did go to the SD Zoo where we saw a few of the animals in SoCal.

          • Disaffected May 1, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

            Well that don’t sound like much fun. Better tell Will he owes you one.

  95. GreenAlba May 1, 2022 at 10:09 am #

    Drunken Scotsman ‘identifies as a truck’ to try to get a burger at McDonald’s drive-through. 🙂

    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/drunk-man-identifies-truck-tiktok-23822032

    Given that Scotland’s recent gender recognition legislation says a man can just wake up one morning and identify as a woman – and be recognised as such – without even seeing a doctor, I think the McDonald’s guy is being a bit mean. And yeah, elf ‘n’ safety, but still …

    • Disaffected May 1, 2022 at 10:47 am #

      Points for creativity. Since it’s revenue either way, I can’t imagine what the McD’s employee was thinking. Wanna walk up to the drive thru? Why not?

      • Disaffected May 1, 2022 at 11:27 am #

        I think I might have even tried that stunt once or twice as a young’n. Don’t remember it being a problem. No truck noises required, but he should have got served for free for the effort.

        • Disaffected May 1, 2022 at 11:29 am #

          I remember now. I did it several times in Germany (1989-1992) while I was out riding a bike and didn’t want to go inside. They were fine with it. Probably even preferred it. Think it might have been a BK, though.

          • GreenAlba May 1, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

            It’s a long time ago now, but the day my old, rusty mini metro’s gear box died in the middle of a busy city-centre road, on the first day of the Edinburgh International Festival – think crowds, floats and traffic diversions (I recounted this in detail on another occasion!) – we ended up, courtesy of a kind policeman, at a scrapyard, where I deposited the vehicular remains and went looking for a bus stop with my daughter.

            Before we got to a bus stop, we came across a small, drive-through burger joint (the irony of my situation was not lost on me) and they made no fuss at all about giving us the burger and ‘fries’ that our sudden and unexpected fall from car ownership to mere shoe ownership made us feel we richly deserved as compensation for those days when life just craps on you from a great height.

            I don’t think I’ve had a corporate burger since, though, because they’re pretty horrible. 🙂

          • BackRowHeckler May 1, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

            Mini Metro? WTH is that GA? It don’t sound like a vehicle that would be pushing out much horse power.

          • GreenAlba May 1, 2022 at 7:30 pm #

            It was a tiddler, brh. I think it had a 1 litre engine or maybe 1.1. It was early 90s when I bought it – it was already 7 years old when I got it and 15 years old when it gave up the ghost. They don’t make rust like that any more. 🙂

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

            As it got really, embarrassingly rusty, I used to stare straight ahead of me when I was stopped at traffic lights as I could see drivers beside me out of the corner of my eye ogling the rust!

          • BackRowHeckler May 1, 2022 at 10:41 pm #

            Green Alba, you’re a dear. I enjoy your ‘Tales from Scotland.’

    • SoftStarLight May 1, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

      LOL too funny! They should’ve let Kevin buy the burger. I mean if the restaurant part is closed don’t they still wanna makes sales? All the legalese makes the world less fun and sensible. I have identified as a cat and a willow tree at different times lol :-p

  96. messianicdruid May 1, 2022 at 11:09 am #

    Rowdypiglet said, “This is why we never win, and probably never will; we turn on those who wish to help and peck them to death.”

    It would be helpful to emphasize the things we agree about.

  97. BackRowHeckler May 1, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

    Nancy Pelosi turned up in Kiev yesterday. Answer me this: if Ukraine is such a hot war zone, how it it these American pols are flying in and out of Kiev with impunity? There have been at least 3 major junkets in the past 2 weeks. Nobody is worried about getting shot down?

    • Disaffected May 1, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

      Those sound stages in Cali are amazingly resistant to anti-aircraft fire.

      • BackRowHeckler May 1, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

        Well, Pelosi is in Kiev promising even more largesse than the roughly $40 billion already delivered and promised. Where is this money coming from? And after all the munitions, weaponry and ordinance abandoned in Afghanistan, it’s hard to believe there is anything left to give away. But apparently, the supply is inexhaustible. Yet I can remember my days in the Navy we were short of everything; there were even times we cut our anti submarine patrols short due to lack of fuel.

        • malthuss May 1, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

          33 billion.

          33 is a masonic number.

        • JohnAZ May 1, 2022 at 5:55 pm #

          BRH

          Ditto. Were you a greyhound sailor?

          • JohnAZ May 1, 2022 at 5:58 pm #

            Also, the supply is not inexhaustible. We are depleting our and NATO’s stockpiles to try to knock down Russia.

            Which may be exactly what they, the Russians, want.

            Sometimes I cannot believe how stupid our government is, or the MSM.

  98. Jarek May 1, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

    Juan Sinnmiedo

    A regular guy from #Kyiv, #Ukraine cooks and eats human remains which he found in what he believed was a burned Russian tank. However the tank was a Ukrainian T-64, which means he ate his fellow tribesman.

    Jarek: The Ukie creep said he didn’t think he was doing anything wrong since the Russians aren’t human but actual monsters. His cat took some too.

    So many problems result from people not getting their tanks right…..

    • Disaffected May 1, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

      LOL! Just like chicken? I suppose you’d want to go for the plump ones at least.

      • MaryQueen May 1, 2022 at 11:37 pm #

        More like Long Pig.

    • BackRowHeckler May 1, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

      Do you remember the ‘Saw’ movies from back in the 90s? Maybe they were based in truth.

      • Disaffected May 1, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

        If you can imagine it, some crazy fucker has already done it. Probably multiple times.

    • elysianfield May 1, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

      Jarek,
      The big question is…did he own a weed eater?

  99. Jarek May 1, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

    Googled the Laws of Thought in a link provided by Barnhardt. I like this brief schema the most:

    Schopenhauer’s four laws can be schematically presented in the following manner:

    A is A.
    A is not not-A.
    X is either A or not-A.
    If A then B (A implies B).

    Traditionally there were Three Laws, the first three presented above. I like the forth too though. Often when someone gives, A, I provide the B and the person is flummoxed, especially if female. They just resort to outrage, “I didn’t say that”. I reply, But you implied it by your statement. They then call me crazy. Buddha loved number four and Buddhist logic emphasizes it.

    I would take issue with number three. It works for some things (one can’t be a little bit pregnant), but what about things like color? Colors are on a spectrum and they morph into other colors on either side. Something can be a little big red. Thus “Fuzzy Logic” makes a real contribution here. And even pregnancy, if considered as a process, can be more or less complete. This doesn’t negate the absolute either/or aspect of course.

    The first two are essential and must come first. Things are what they are (a is a) and Two different things can’t be the same in the same way at the same time (a is not b). Most argumentation or false debate involves shifting one’s ground rapidly and without admitting to do so.

  100. Jarek May 1, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

    Ann. What a wonderful sound permeating the ether. Barnhardt? No. Coulter? No. Silvers.

    annnsilvers.com

    Gaslighting is emotional abuse
    Gaslighting is one form of emotional abuse seen in abusive relationships.

    A gaslighting partner may try to convince you that:

    what you saw, you didn’t see,

    what you didn’t see, you saw,

    what you said, you didn’t say,

    what you didn’t say, you said,

    what they said, they didn’t say,

    what they didn’t say, they said,

    what they did, they didn’t do,

    what they didn’t do, they did,

    what you heard, you didn’t hear, or

    what you didn’t hear, was there for the hearing.

    Jarek: When are the women on this site going to stop gaslighting me? It’s like I’m Johnny Depp and they’re each Amber Heard (with one or two honorable exceptions).

    • SoftStarLight May 1, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

      LOL you are too funny! I’m obviously an honorable exception xoxo

      • Jarek May 1, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

        Damn right you are!

    • Paula D May 1, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

      You’re worried about the women on this site when you are exposed to mass gaslighting from the mass media and the government every day?

      • Jarek May 1, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

        They say wrong or terrible things and then deny that they are said it. If they’re not careful, they’re going to end up singing the Horst Wessel Lied.

        At least you have a Center or North Star: the well being of Mother Russia. So you will not sing the Lied. Sad!

    • MaryQueen May 1, 2022 at 11:38 pm #

      Nice projection. You’re the biggest gaslighter here.

  101. beantownbill. May 1, 2022 at 3:03 pm #

    Here’s the latest from my “Dumb Government” file:

    My wife’s driver’s license expired and she went to get it renewed. It was, but now they give you a piece of paper with your picture on it instead of a real license that acts as an acceptable ID, and you have to wait 7-10 days for the real one to be received in the mail. She got an email from the DMV saying they couldn’t mail the real ID until they got her original social security card. My wife’s ss card, which was issued over 60 years ago, has been lost for a long time. My wife, being a smartie, had made a photocopy of it before she lost the original. This was what she used as an ID to get her license renewal.
    Unfortunately, the gov’t won’t accept a photocopy – she needs a so-called original.

    So now she has to drive to a social security office to get a real copy. Unfortunately, she can’t get one because they need to see her original driver’s license!!!!! The other acceptable ID is an active passport. But her passport expired last year. Why renew it with the state of the world the way it is? What, we had to cancel our plans for a nice vacation in Ukraine? Now, do we have to reapply for a new passport so we can get an ID driver’s license? But she doesn’t have an acceptable driver’s license to use as an ID for a passport application.

    Now if I were a different person I’d be tearing my hair out, but I think this is so ridiculous that I just have to laugh. We’ll get it all straightened out, but really!!

    • stelmosfire May 1, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

      Yea, but she can still vote in MA. no ID required.

    • Disaffected May 1, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

      Love it! My 86 year old mom, who resides in the old folks home now and who doesn’t even pay taxes, was contacted by the IRS to confirm or deny the legitimacy of a refund that was applied for in her name, but she needed to confirm her own identity to confirm that she never filed taxes in the first place. Same issues. DL long since expired and who in the hell knows where the SS card is at this point. Can’t physically get out to any of those offices and is internet incapable, and needless to say, telephone calls haven’t been productive in the least either. I told her not to sweat it, as people using “borrowed” SS #s to file for tax refunds is epidemic now anyway, and since they’re not stealing anything from her personally, let the damn IRS figure it out. And they say paying taxes to fund the government is somehow “important!”

    • thwack May 1, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

      now they give you a piece of paper with your picture on it instead of a real license that acts as an acceptable ID, and you have to wait 7-10 days for the real one to be received in the mail.

      *************************

      Its been that way for years now, and the reason is because the states don’t trust the nonwhite DMV clerks, that they hired.

      The nonwhite clerks were taking bribes from their nonwhite country men so they could get licenses which they did not qualify for due to their immigration status.

      Therefore, your actual license is now reviewed and issued from your state capital, and then mailed to your address on the license.

      They may still do it the old way if its a very white state like Wyoming, Idaho…?

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 1, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

        Its been that way for years now, and the reason is because the states don’t trust the nonwhite DMV clerks, that they hired.

        Oh, c’mon thwack.

    • JohnAZ May 1, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

      BTB

      As a birth certificate is the source for both the passport and the drivers license, can’t it still be the source of ID in Mass?

      I know I am being naive, but some stupidity seems overwhelming.

      • JohnAZ May 1, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

        Oh yeah, I did forget that Mass. elected Pocahontas.

      • beantownbill. May 1, 2022 at 11:53 pm #

        A birth certificate doesn’t have a picture – without one you could claim to be anyone – so no, it wouldn’t be acceptable ID alone.

    • KesaAnna May 2, 2022 at 2:09 am #

      Try a 56 year old birth certificate from a country that no longer exists.

      I suppose eventually I’m going to get into some kind of really serious trouble merely on account of being , in everything but name , a state – less person.

      But no sense crying over it when you simply don’t have the thousands pf dollars necessary to pull out of your ass to buy a piece of paper.

  102. thwack May 1, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

    You can be the best driver in the world with a perfect driving record; but if you move from a white neighborhood to a black neighborhood, your auto insurance company can and will raise your rates, sometimes tripling them.

    And its completely legal.

    Therefore, can they also legally increase your life insurance rates based on living around black people?

    and is it legal for them to do so?

    • BackRowHeckler May 1, 2022 at 4:46 pm #

      It’s a high risk endeavor driving in ‘de hood’, seeing as how most MV operators have suspended licenses or never bothered to get a DL to begin with, cars are unregistered or stolen, and having vehicle insurance is out of the question. Another ghetto practice is for pedestrians to walk out in front of cars at stoplights and pretend they were hit, then shake down the driver or else file an insurance claim. Also, in Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport it’s not uncommon for drivers and passengers inside autos to be shot, either deliberately or just randomly. Add all that up and I’m surprised that insurance companies write insurance policies at all for black neighborhoods. It has to be a revenue loser. And it’s not only auto insurance. My daughter in law is an insurance underwriter; one of her clients was the new minor league baseball stadium at the edge of de hood in Hartford. It was under construction; I asked her how it was going. Her words “Everything from the site that can be stolen, has been stolen.”

      • thwack May 1, 2022 at 5:09 pm #

        What about my other question?

        If you are a vegetarian who runs 6 minute miles and half marathons, can benchpress 350 and is a lifeguard and certified scuba instructor, have the body of a Greek God…

        Can a life insurance company raise your rates simply because you move to a black neighborhood?

        Or,

        your white neighborhood “turns” black?

        ***********
        Therefore, can they also legally increase your life insurance rates based on living around black people?

        and is it legal for them to do so?
        **********************

        • JohnAZ May 1, 2022 at 5:46 pm #

          Thwack

          I will ask you a question back

          An insurance company charges its customer according to risk. Now, do you believe that a white person in a “homey” neighborhood has a higher risk for survival than if he were in a white neighborhood?

          Insurance is simple, more risk higher premiums. Until the gimme government gets involved.

          Also, this has nothing to do with skin color, just the character of the neighborhoods.

          Let me ask you, would you feel higher risk if you knew all the folks moving in were white Supremacists involved with the KKK? Is there really much difference between that and the gangs of say, South Chicago or Harlem? No matter what the government thinks!

          Insurance will cover anyone if the risk vs. premium numbers line up. How much you pay however is risk dependent.

          • thwack May 1, 2022 at 6:18 pm #

            JohnAZ, you didn’t answer the question.

            Are you having a jobiden moment?

            Please answer the question:

            ***********
            can they also legally increase your life insurance rates based on living around black people?

            and is it legal for them to do so?
            **********************

          • Jarek May 1, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

            Since Blacks commit serious crimes at four times the White rate, it is a very good idea to charge Blacks at a higher rate or Whites unfortunate enough to live around them.

          • Anthea May 1, 2022 at 11:32 pm #

            @ thwack:

            Insurance premiums are not based on the neighborhood’s predominant skin color. They are based on risk, pure and simple. The degree of risk is not conjecture. Insurance companies employ actuaries to determine the degree of risk. Said risk is documented fact. The area in which the insured lives and drives exposes him to a greater or less risk of accidents and injuries–and hence insurance claims.

            If a person moves from a rural area to an urban area, regardless of the color of the neighborhood, their insurance will go up, usually by a lot. If you, regardless of your skin color, moved from an urban area to a rural area, your insurance would go down a lot. More traffic, more accidents. Less traffic, fewer accidents.

            You pay more for insurance if you normally put a lot of miles on your car. The more you drive, the more likely you are to have an accident.

            A few years ago, my insurance nearly quadrupled, even though I had not changed my residence or my driving habits. I don’t know what the reason was, but I suspect it was because that was the year I turned 70.

            There’s nothing illegal about any of this.

            Would you sell inexpensive insurance to a black man or woman living in a black neighborhood, even if your actuary told you it would bankrupt your company?

            I think the reason so many people have trouble wrapping their heads around these things is because they are not business people and don’t understand how business decisions are made. Hint: They’re made with a pencil and paper. Okay, figuratively they’re made with a pencil and paper. They’re really made with a spreadsheet. Personal feelings do not and CANNOT be allowed to influence these decisions, unless you’d like to go broke.

          • GreenAlba May 2, 2022 at 6:40 am #

            Anthea

            Same with home insurance. It’s more expensive in certain postcodes, even within the same city.

            Also, I remember a car insurance outfit many years ago called Sheila’s Wheels, which provided (cheaper) car insurance specifically for women on the demonstrable basis that they were involved in fewer accidents. Then equality legislation made that illegal (nota bene, Jarek 🙂 ) and the wimminz had to pay the same as the men regardless. So Sheila’s Wheels just disappeared from our screens.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 1, 2022 at 7:41 pm #

          Therefore, can they also legally increase your life insurance rates based on living around black people?

          and is it legal for them to do so?

          Not per se.

          But…if that neighborhood (that happens to be primarily black) has a shit crime record, absolutely.

          We all know our local ups and downs. The insurance companies know them to the number, in a chart on the big screen at their meetings. That is their business.

          Color be damned, it’s the historical behavior of the folks in the neighborhood.

          So…yes. They could (and should) charge someone more for life insurance in North Minneapolis vs. Edina. (or South Central vs. West Hollywood as a more universally relatable analogy)

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 1, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

            If the neighborhood has numbers off the normal chart, wouldn’t that be similar to someone who free climbs 14,000 footers, or base jumps? The company will surely provide insurance, but they know the risk is higher so the premium will reflect that.

            Again, not about color, on its face. About the historical behavior on record and what is considered “the norm” for those who live there.

          • Jarek May 1, 2022 at 8:26 pm #

            You can tell a book by its cover (if you know books). The Black face (if Negro) speaks volumes to the knower of humanity. If Dravidian, it says something else entirely. Why? Because there’s more to race than mere skin color.

          • thwack May 1, 2022 at 10:05 pm #

            MrMangoOnMyShoulder
            May 1, 2022 at 7:41 pm #
            Therefore, can they also legally increase your life insurance rates based on living around black people?

            and is it legal for them to do so?

            Not per se.

            But…if that neighborhood (that happens to be primarily black) has a shit crime record, absolutely.

            ********************

            OK, but what if the black crime rate is due to white people practicing racism; and therefore preventing black people from having things like jobs, housing, health care…?

            And I remind you that this type of racism was codified in law. A black person could score 1500 on the SAT and still be denied entry into many universities based on their nonwhite status/color?

            So the question I ask white people is: when did white people stop PRACTICING racism/mistreatment of people based on color?

            White people must accept the fact that mistreatment/abuse based on color was a foundational aspect of the government of the United States of America.

            So the question white people must answer is: When did the mistreatment/abuse based on color end?

            Or is it still being PRACTICED today?

          • Jarek May 1, 2022 at 11:04 pm #

            It is being practiced in America today: Against Whites. That’s what affirmative action is.

            Thwack, stop picking on the White liberal. You know they aren’t able to defend themselves.

          • Anthea May 2, 2022 at 12:16 am #

            @ thwack:

            The grievances you cited–discrimination in housing, jobs, and health care–have not existed for 50 or 60 years. During most of that time, blacks have enjoyed preferential treatment. This argument that “Whitey mad me do it”–that is, Whitey made you hold up a liquor store or molest the neighbor kid–won’t wash.

            It seems to me that the only “racism” blacks are currently subjected to is that many or most whites don’t “like” them–or any many cases, approve of them.

            Gays are the same way. As far as I can see, they have nothing left to desire in the way of civil rights. In some workplaces, they even enjoy the status of a protected class. But they’re still pissy because a lot of people don’t “like” them and/or don’t approve of them.

            Plenty of blacks are fine people. The chief obstacle to blacks enjoying the respect of whites (and Hispanics and Asians) is other blacks.

            I don’t want to come off as completely unsympathetic. I’ve been really, really poor, myself, so I’m really, really familiar with the abuse poor people endure. I could tell you stories that would curl your hair.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 2, 2022 at 7:58 am #

            It is being practiced in America today: Against Whites. That’s what affirmative action is.

            Yes, by literal definition.

            Thwack, stop picking on the White liberal. You know they aren’t able to defend themselves.

            Jarek, why do you have to follow up a true statement with a poorly-aimed random .410 shotgun blast of bullshit? If I’m a liberal, then there is no known definition of the term.

  103. Night Owl May 1, 2022 at 6:19 pm #

    Foodchain Reaction Crisis ends in global carbon tax.

    Deleted from the Internet. Cargill.

    https://archive.ph/7MIKz

    LOL.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 1, 2022 at 7:48 pm #

      Wow. Myanmar, Bangladesh, Ukraine…quite prophetic for 2015.

  104. thwack May 1, 2022 at 9:02 pm #

    This inmate must have given this guard some real good loving in order for her to forfeit her pension?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t54mwIMG_UQ

    Unfortunately, he may have killed her?

  105. tom clark May 1, 2022 at 9:17 pm #

    Living in Amerika used to be such a privilege. No longer. Where ya gonna relocate, CFN? Iceland? New Zealand? Ukraine?

    • SpeedyBB May 1, 2022 at 11:42 pm #

      “Relocate” depends on the wampum. Many places nice to go if you have plenty to lather around. Although on the other hand that tends to attract very attractive, very evil people as well.

      I’ve thought of Norway, given that one would have to adjust to the awful weather. Maybe Denmark, though it’s overcrowded.

      Brazil used to be on my list of possible boltholes, particularly second- or third-tier cities like Florianopolis or Curitiba. But frankly between environmental destruction, loss of social cohesion, drugs and crime all of Latinoamerica is really questionable. You have to spend so much energy just trying to survive, to stay out of the line of fire.

      Philippines is comfortable and for $10,000 you can purchase a permanent residency (or at least you could last time I looked). Unlike just about everywhere else you are also allowed to work, although you’d be competing with low-wage locals.

      The culture and food are neither very interesting nor healthy (except for the Visayas, which tourism is on the way to ruining), internet is sketchy and healthcare quite dodgy.

      The big cities are best avoided.

      • Redneck Liberal May 2, 2022 at 6:35 am #

        So what you’re basically concluding through this brief travelogue is “ not so much to complain about in the USA after all.’

    • Redneck Liberal May 2, 2022 at 6:33 am #

      Would any of those places let any of this mob in?

      • SpeedyBB May 2, 2022 at 7:52 am #

        RL, I doubt it. I don’t smell many richies around CFN, although a couple of commentors have in past times bragged that they were bringing in six-figure salaries.

        Many countries will welcome you with open arms and a shit-eating grin if you bring in the better part of a million clams, and “invest” it. This can happen in various odd ways, often with the massaging and nudging of an immigration lawyer. It’s pretty straightforward, unless Interpol is on the warpath against you.

        Too many withered pensioners, ignored and despised in their homelands (UK, USA, Oz) have settled into the formerly desirable environs, like Thailand, resulting in said countries tightening up their residential standards. A recent series of comments here also shone a naked beam on Costa Rica, which seems to have gone sour.

  106. tom clark May 1, 2022 at 9:25 pm #

    Thwack…Alabama…whatja expect? Day before retirement…sad.

  107. KesaAnna May 2, 2022 at 2:48 am #

    I’m far less concerned about racism , far more concerned about a criminalization of poverty regardless of what race you are .

    It’s gratifying I suppose that more and more people are coming to the realization that maybe these outrageously expensive foreign wars may come back to haunt them personally in the wallet.

    But still little or no awareness that the ruling elite have been waging equally outrageously expensive domestic wars for decades.

    Even if there were no outrageously expensive foreign wars , I reckon Republicans would still no longer be talking about balanced budgets , on account of their outrageously expensive domestic wars.

    On the other hand , more and more people seem to be becoming more and more aware that the NSA’s focus is not primarily foreign , but domestic.

    Why the fuck do they want the phone records for a 12 year old girl in Iowa , and what the fuck does that have to do with Sunni terrorism ?

  108. Redneck Liberal May 2, 2022 at 6:36 am #

    Here’s Jo Potato displaying his terrible dementia, all over the place! Shocking ! Must see!

    https://youtu.be/kraN9dhQqBE

    • stelmosfire May 2, 2022 at 8:05 am #

      Ya gotta give Potatohead credit. He wears a bow tie better than any stupid ass circus clown. The old coot looks like a fool.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 2, 2022 at 9:06 am #

      Wow, he is a lame old man with a B- comedy writing team. But we all knew that.

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