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As the nation awaits the gruesome spectacle of the so-called debate between Trump and Clinton in an election campaign beneath the dignity of a third-world shit-hole, we are once again up to our eyeballs in manufactured racial strife led by the deliberately prevaricating New York Times. Read today’s front-page story: What We Know About the Details of the Police Shooting in Charlotte, insinuating that the police acted recklessly in the incident.

The facts in the Charlotte, NC, shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott are these: he was shot after refusing repeated loud verbal commands to drop a gun. A gun was found on the scene with his fingerprints on it, along with an ankle holster. Video recordings provide a clear audible record of these commands. Yet the Times story says: “Body and dashboard camera footage released on Saturday provided no clear evidence that Mr. Scott had a gun. In the video, Mr. Scott’s arms were at his sides and he was backing away from his vehicle when he was shot.

It happened that the various vehicles parked on the scene interfered with the all the video footage of the critical moment: dashboard cam, officer’s body cam, and the cell phone cam of Mr. Scott’s wife. But the insinuation seems to be that because the video doesn’t show a gun, perhaps there wasn’t one.

The police insist that Mr. Scott was holding a gun. Why is The New York Times bent on ambiguating this story? The officer who shot Mr. Scott was black. The Charlotte police chief is black. Does the Times mean to say that they are incompetent, dishonest, and reckless? Does the Times seek to reinforce a popular notion that police in general, including black police and their supervisors, are determined to oppress black Americans generally? Does the Times wish to sow even more distrust and animosity between black America and the police?

It sure seems that way. And what is The New York Times’s interest in dragging out the supposed ambiguity of the Scott case? I shall tell you why: because yielding to the obvious truth in the matter would not support the election campaign meme that Black America requires the protection of the Democratic Party against genocidal police forces across the nation.

One result so far is several nights of “protest marches” in Charlotte that led to the shooting death of another person, a black man, by another black man in the crowd, for reasons as yet unknown, plus a lot of property damage due to looting and mayhem on the part of the mob.

Why is it so important to political progressives to keep feeding the story that great numbers of black people are being unjustly murdered by police? The facts, of course, suggest that this is not true. Earlier this summer, The Washington Post could not ignore the study published by black Harvard economist Roland Fryer, Jr. How a controversial study found that police are more likely to shoot whites, not blacks. And why in the long-running issue is it such a low priority to ask the truly salient question in all of these fatal confrontations: how are the suspects actually behaving during the incidents in question?

As a blog-writer, I correspond with some interesting people. One of them is a middle-aged black man who has worked for a long time in the Baltimore black ghetto. He is one of those rare Americans these days not susceptible to pre-cooked ideas about what is actually going on in this country. He would prefer to remain anonymous for reasons that ought to be self-evident, but I want you to see his interesting theory about what is going on in the black community vis-à-vis the police shooting meme. The subject line in his email to me was “Trauma programming.”

Its a type of narcissism designed to compensate for [the] fact nobody (of any value) really wants to deal/interact with them; therefore, they gladly adopt this false narrative that “somebody is after us and wants to kill us…”

See how that raises their value by claiming somebody “wants us?”

Its like the ugly fat girls obsessed with getting raped/sexually assaulted.

Truth be told, because so many black people are not useful to each other and/or other people… they end up only a liability. Therefore, most people spend a significant amount of time trying to dodge them. (but the police can’t do this)

This increases their sense of worthlessness, which forces them to cling ever so tighter to this false narrative of  “the police are after us and want to kill us…”

(nobody wants you and we wish you would just go away)

But wait,

it gets worse.

At this point, some black people decide, “try as you might, I’m NOT going to allow you to ignore me, because I’m going to act like a belligerent a-hole until I force you to deal/interact with me…”

NOW you gotta call the police.

And when the police show up, the black person says:

“see, here come the police; they are always after us because they want to kill us…”

But at the end of the day, the key is; the “Long Emergency” is generating increasing numbers of superfluous people; black people are only the most visible, vocal element of this phenomenon.

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  1. malthuss September 26, 2016 at 9:48 am #

    Too much Muslim terror this last week, in USA.
    Anyone going to watch the debate?

    • K-Dog September 26, 2016 at 10:06 am #

      The one in Washington state appears to be more misogynist than Moslem.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 26, 2016 at 10:49 am #

        Who is more misogynist than a Moslem male?

        • malthuss September 26, 2016 at 11:38 am #

          funny,

          muslim see, muslim do. bang bang.

        • pablohoney September 26, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

          People who say things along the lines of “ugly fat girls obsessed with getting raped/sexually assaulted” are certainly giving ’em a run for their money.

      • malthuss September 26, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

        Our man in DC seems to be a lot more Muslim than Christian.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

        Wow, even when it happens right next door, you can’t accept it. Did you read the article about “pre-cooked” ideas, like say, “Islam is a Religion of Peace – one of the biggest whoppers ever promulgated at any time and in any place?

        One of the people killed was a man. So your half baked idea is obviously wrong.

    • shotho September 26, 2016 at 10:07 am #

      Not going to watch.
      No life is superfluous, all valuable.

      • Lawfish September 26, 2016 at 10:15 am #

        About 6 billion lives are superfluous right now. As in insufficient resources to sustainably feed them. Unfortunately, in the coming descent, some of the less useful lives will be spared while some of the more useful ones will be snuffed out.

        I used to think life was precious. Then I grew up and realized that life is cheap. Any two idiots can get together and create a person without the slightest bit of effort or concern. We have way too many people on this planet and the herd will soon be thinned.

        • Beryl of Oyl September 26, 2016 at 11:03 am #

          A lot of young white men are offing themselves with heroin overdoses as we speak.

          • venuspluto67 September 28, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

            Yes, heroin addiction is turning into a real wildfire epidemic, isn’t it?

    • Cold N. Holefield September 26, 2016 at 10:55 am #

      Nice rant, Jim, as always. I don’t think I can watch it. Frankly, it should be categorized as Comedy — Tragic Comedy, even though the POTUS these days is merely the Face of the Nation and not much more. As we await the political version of Jackass tonight, here’s a little something to chew on to pass the time and clear the arteries.

      A Thug’s Life

    • SteveO September 26, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

      “Anyone going to watch the debate?”

      Don’t think I can handle it sober. But if I drink every time Trump says “unfair” or “not being fair” I might not make it to the first round of commercials.

  2. K-Dog September 26, 2016 at 10:00 am #

    The same irrationality which said O.J. was innocent now says that black people are being targeted by police. The descriptive word for the same irrationality when it grips whites and not blacks is called racism. I imagine the white hooded horse riding Klan member of a hundred years ago would have had no trouble chanting ‘white lives matter‘ on their midnight terror rides.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

      So Blacks can’t be racist? You just can’t get it straight, can you? You can’t even be fair within the limits of your little PC paradigm. I wont even ask for a definition of racism, because that would take you out of the paradigm and you wont go.

      To be a bit more fair: your paradigm itself is unfair. You are just a true believer who wont question it. A Fundy.

      • K-Dog September 26, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

        Right now I’m not pissed at you Janos. Instead I feel sorry for you. We generally don’t agree on much but black people can be as racist as whites can be. It isn’t PC to say so but it is most certainly true. That is what I was saying in the paragraph you jumped on. You took the exact opposite conclusion to the point I was making.

        It must be hard to go through life being so trapped in bigotry that you can’t even tell when an opponent is saying something with which you agree. I feel sorry for you for that.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 7:27 pm #

          So Muslims can’t be racist then, or bigots of any kind – because Islam is a religion of peace?

          • pdxr13 September 27, 2016 at 11:55 pm #

            Muslims are more united againt Kaffirs than divided by skin tone. Muslims are plenty racist internally.

            Black Americans are the most-outwardly-racist people I have ever met, which is refreshing. American Natives (treaty Indians) come close to Blacks in how much they hate me before meeting. They hate me because I’m smart, determined, cooperative, skilled, charitable, and have the accumulated wealth & culture of dozens of generations before me. At least I don’t have Blacks sucking up to me in preparation of poisoning my food or stabbing me in the back when asleep, like so many jealous Whites are prone to.

            It’s some trouble to be the son of Vikings, Scotts and Germans. 😉

  3. aresolympus September 26, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    malthuss, I won’t be watching, but I think I can handle a transcript.

    It seems we need to officially define “suicide by cop” as a cause of death.

    And it can be the official way that society gets rid of undesirable or incompetent people of any race who are not mentally fit sufficiently to submit to police authority. Didn’t Nazi Germany have a policy like that?

    It’s probably the cheapest way to go, but then we also should invest expanding mental health benefits for cops. With proper propaganda techniques they can be convinced the people they kill are not fully human.

    • Zoltar September 26, 2016 at 10:32 am #

      The transcript will tell you nothing. Tonight’s “debate” will be even less about facts, and the candidates’ command of them, than was the case in Nixon vs Kennedy or Gore vs W. Tonight’s debate will likely determine who will be our next president, based upon which of these repugnant people the voters find less unlikable.

      If I were coaching Trump for this I’d tell him not even to worry about facts. “If they like you better than her tonight, you’re in.” Assuming, of course, that the likability factor is sufficiently large as to overcome the extent to which the Hilary campaign will be able to rig electronic voting machines.

      • seawolf77 September 26, 2016 at 11:00 am #

        If you look at JFK and Nixon or Gore vs W there was substance there. I have a feeling tonight will have precious little. There is just nothing to work with. A Wall. Email gate. The cackle. The hair. he Ban. Cough.

        • lsjogren September 27, 2016 at 2:57 am #

          Maybe JFK versus Nixon. Gore versus W? Substance?

    • K-Dog September 26, 2016 at 10:34 am #

      A transcript is not going to be any good if all you are watchng for is to see if she has a grand mal twitch.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 26, 2016 at 11:11 am #

        I think she can control that somehow for the fifteen minute intervals, or there wouldn’t be fifteen minute intervals planned. I think the most likely symptom we might see is that eyeball turning in. I noticed in that video she made where she’s hollering at union workers, she keeps her eyes riveted on a fixed object, kind of the way dancers performing spins are trained to focus on the same spot to avoid dizziness. I figure that must have been a method to maintain control. It will look really strange on live TV.
        I’m not going to watch the freak show though, as I feel that makes me a freak.

        • K-Dog September 26, 2016 at 11:39 am #

          Perhaps her medical aid can give her medication to get her through so watching what she does to keep her eyes under control may tell us as much as if she actually does lose it.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

          It’s a Dance of the Dead in medieval fashion. You might as well start practicing now. Someday He will come for you and you will follow and dance whether you would or not.

          • J. Dean September 27, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

            More like Staying Alive.

            I was disappointed last night. She looked and performed much better than the Trumpers had been projecting. Course, he couldn’t go all attack-dog against a woman on the first debate, now could he?

      • abbybwood September 26, 2016 at 11:53 am #

        I think many will be watching to see if Hillary Clinton has a “health meltdown” of any kind.

        Kinda like watching Olympics figure-skating to see someone eat the ice. Sweaty palms and all that.

        I am going to go to Santa Monica to watch the debate with a women’s Republican group at their headquarters.

        I figure the Hillary bashing will give me a good fix going into the week.

        I am voting for Jill Stein because she best represents my domestic and foreign policy concerns (Medicare for All, no stupid “regime change” wars etc.), she appears “normal” and healthy and I believe she actually has a conscience, which obviously Clinton does not.

        I am hoping that Trump goes for Clinton’s jugular and gets her really good. I hope he calls her an “un-indicted criminal” and questions her “judgement” and that when he pushes her buttons she has a meltdown in front of 100,000,000 viewers.

        Yeah, I’ll be watching.

        • Zoltar September 26, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

          I will be watching with the same attitude and hopes as you tonight. I would also gladly vote for Stein, if that could serve any purpose.

          Now that Trump has destroyed the Republican Party I am compelled to vote for him in hopes that his victory can destroy the Democrats.

          You Republican women will need a new home. Let’s all meet at the Green Party after November.

          • seawolf77 September 26, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

            I don’t think Trump has a chance. Remember all the pundits saying Romney was going to win in spite of the polls. They talk up the old white guy, that’s what they do. There are too many minorities now, and while they may not love Hillary, they’ll hold their nose and cast their vote.

          • pdxr13 September 28, 2016 at 12:00 am #

            Voting machines. It’s all about who controls the firmware.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

          That’s the spirit. Jill is a Marxist Socialist and Trump is a National Socialist, an American Firster. The Global Elite hate that and will try and destroy him. They can work with the silliness of a Jill Stein though, sincere as she may be. I mean Liz Warren is sincere too or thinks that she is. Many say the same of Clinton herself. Jim Jones was no doubt once good too. And Sauron was once beautiful. They all set out to do good but ended up doing well.

          The humble (not so humble) Pride of a Trump is far preferable to the proud humility of a Stein, Warren, Clinton, Jones, or Sauron.

          • messianicdruid September 27, 2016 at 10:24 am #

            “Pride goeth before a fall.” The works of men often instill shame rather than pride. Calling a donkey a horse doesn’t make him a Pegasus.

          • Janos Skorenzy September 29, 2016 at 2:23 am #

            Nor does saying “Peace, peace, where there is no peace” create peace. It’s a time for hatred and war. God wills it. Would you go against God?

          • Elrond Hubbard September 29, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

            Janos, your concept of God is no more than the personification of your bigotries.

        • K-Dog September 26, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

          I pray she has a meltdown but not because I am cruel. There is still time for her to step down and let a Democrat with a level head run in her place. Her health problems are serious and left to her own devices she will try and hide them and hand the election to Trump as she runs her campaign into the ground by so doing. I don’t think she can keep it on the downlow until election day.

          Left to her own devices Hillary will not take the high road. We know her well enough to be sure of that.

        • lsjogren September 27, 2016 at 3:00 am #

          Trump apparently heeded the advice not to go ballistic so well that he refrained from going after her numerous times where she could have been skewered.

  4. pequiste September 26, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    The trauma programming is on the big agenda of the propaganda organs of the Evil Ones. It sensitizes the intended target (as Jim’s anonymous Black correspondent points out) – the Black Community – to their role as “victim,” while at the same time desensitizes the broader populace into understanding that these events are normal and run-of-the-mill. Hence we have places like CHicago and Baltimore, South Central L.A. and Liberty CIty, Miami, where violence is not only expected but encouraged by the very media machine that espouses to claim racism and bias are the causal problems. NOt to be confused with 70% plus out-of-wedlock births, an “entertainment” “cultcha” -Hip Hop – that glorifies drug dealing, prostitution, cold-blooded murder, and “Gettin Money” as the virtues of the Ghetto life. PLay some Tupac whydontcha.

    Also don’t forget the “Terror” programming . ALthough Yzlamik terror in the West is not a figment of the imagination, it is being portrayed as a “workplace violence” issue; a lack-of-jobs issue, a radicalization of perfectly normal peaceful citizens instead of the reality of Yzlamik cult-yur. See the Washington Mall shooter suspect as portrayed in the Media as “hispanic.” Disgusting abuse of power.

    The New York Times, as the flagship of print media in the United States, displays clearly its position as the tip-of-the-spear propaganda tool for the Evil-Fuckers-In Charge. To show how much they care, Hillary Rodan Clinton received a glowing endorsement for the presidency by the NYT just this weekend.

    • K-Dog September 26, 2016 at 10:57 am #

      Living here I was very interested in the Cascade Shooter before he was taken into custody as Arcan Cetin. I am only a bit more than an hour away from the mall and it took a day for him to be found. It was disgusting to see every tenth word be ‘terror’ as I scoured the news for real info. It is scary to think how many thinking brains don’t appreciate the degree of manipulation to which we are subject but that’s another story.

      The glorification of thuggery has sent some very bad messages to youth. Everyone is confused and it did not have to be that way but that’s how it worked out. No models, bad messages and a video education are the tool kit of our youth. Zombie people animated by emotions without memory walk the streets.

      I could hope they don’t vote but it does not really matter and they are not the worst of it. The worst are the people on the edge who get pushed over the edge in the confusion of it all. Be it a bullies teen aged relationship gone sour like in the case of Arcan Cetin pulling the trigger on uncontrolled rage or something else.

      As our host says, in today’s world everything goes and nothing matters and from this we reap madness.

      • woe September 26, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

        I have said when it first became widespread that gangsta rap will be young black people’s downfall. But, I’m more angry at the media outlets that put that poison out there , they preyed on young impressionable minds, all to add to “shareholder value”. You didn’t see the black people who objected to that “art form” (and there were a lot black people) because like the majority of white people, we don’t own any nationwide media companies. I feel it was almost by design, get tough on crime laws and simultaneously glorifying the hustling life outside of normal society. I don’t care for the tactics of black lives matter, but then again I will not be asked for my opinion, or any other black that doesn’t help the media create an atmosphere of chaos and unrest. I know that there are people that want to think that this is a race issue and ignore the offshoring of jobs and, the shrinking tax base of the major cities, the FAILED drug war, and the rise of the prison industrial complex. You will see some black on TV with a caption denoting some type of leadership role in the black community. Most times the only blacks those black leaders are around is when they have a camera staring them in the face. The so called black leaders are like the rest of the leadership in the country. they are going to do what they are paid to do and that is to promote the policies of the 1%. It appears the policy now is more security (for them), more control (over you), more things that are against the law. They got you scared of ISIS although a couple of bombs went off in this country and some people were hurt, but that is nothing like what happens in Syria and Yemen every day and now they working on you with some silly black youths burning up a couple of stores. You’ll get scared and either from the right of the left, someone will offer another solution to take more rights away from you. We ask the police to do too much in this country. I want you to think about this, why are all these shootings becoming so prevalent in the media in the last year or so. I haven’t read an article where blacks being shot by police has spiked in recent years. The media is manipulating you. they are manipulating black people to think that that they need more protection. They are manipulating white people for more laws on the books, so you can build more jails. I worked in a prison for a few months, it was a female prison, I was struck by what is portrayed on TV and what the reality was. I admit it was a very well run system, I felt very safe, What struck me was the racial composition. State prisons are where they keep most of the violent offenders, federal prisons are mostly white collar crimes. I would say that in that particular prison 80% were white females. One day I was talking to a fellow nurse about their prospects once they get released, the reply was without an economy (jobs) to support them, they will go back into whatever they know. I am struck by the amount of people who have disconnected our economy from our social ills. People look at TV and think that crime and unrest is an exclusively black problem, but the white underclass is suffering too. “Well if they had morals, they wouldn’t be out there committing crimes”, funny I didn’t seem to hear much of that when the revelations on the business practices of Wells Fargo came to light. I have several young people come to me every week, on the streets asking me for money, white, black whatever, and I try to give them something, not out of fear but out of compassion. These young people are trying to eat, or help feed what families they have, but if they have a drug conviction in their record, they can’t get a job, or the jobs don’t pay enough to support themselves. We love to sort people out by race, class, or mistakes they have made in life, this country used to be about second chances, we have become weak, cheap and scared.

        • K-Dog September 26, 2016 at 4:38 pm #

          Get your enemies to fight amongst themselves. It is strategy that goes all the way back to ‘The Art Of War’. The privileged class knows how to do this very well.

      • messianicdruid September 27, 2016 at 10:39 am #

        “We have sown unto the wind, and now we shall reap a whirl wind. “

    • abbybwood September 26, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

      But in this “anti-Establishment” election I can see The New York Times endorsement back-firing on Clinton.

      There is nary one “establishment” figure who is NOT supporting Hillary Clinton! Even George H.W. Bush will be voting for her! All of Wall Street, the entire MSM (think Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes and Co., except for Sean Hannity and Co.), Michael Bloomberg, Mark Cuban, Warren Buffett, Condi Rice, and some dastardly types like Henry Kissinger and Neocon architect Robert Kagan.

      Not to mention all the wealthy Hampton’s crowd and the west coast movie stars.

      Haim Saban and his wife are supporting her strictly because she says she will always put “Israel First!”.

      I think there will be a tidal wave of voters coming out on November 8th to vote for Donald J. Trump “the non-politician” with zero political experience and zero “establishment” backing.

      People are in the mood to upset the apple cart and my prediction is that on election night the pundits heads will be exploding on CNN and MSNBC as their fancy electoral map turns red, red, red.

      I just want to hear Hillary Clinton’s congratulatory call to Trump.

      • lsjogren September 27, 2016 at 3:04 am #

        One poll shows Trump even with Clinton in Minnesota.

        Clinton could well still win, but it is hard to think of what she can do to revive her campaign.

        Whether one concurs with the assessment, after this debate, Hillary’s claim that Trump is unfit to serve compared to her is out the window.

      • pequiste September 29, 2016 at 8:53 pm #

        Inshallah!

  5. Jigplate September 26, 2016 at 10:20 am #

    Another way in which the Democratic race related meme is being supported , is through well funded leftist campaigns to sow chaos and discord by means of outside agitators coming to these areas to foment violence. In the recent unrest in Charlotte, a significant number of those arrested were from out of state. Ditto for Ferguson, Baltimore, ad nauseum . Of course, the Obama justice dept will not enforce relevant federal law that is designed to prevent just this type of interstate trafficking in unrest. another example of the rule of un-law that is our federal government.

    FYI – the relevant federal statute:

    Federal law (18 U.S. Code § 2101) makes it a crime to travel or to use interstate communications (which includes social media) “(1) to incite a riot; or (2) to organize, promote, encourage, participate in, or carry on a riot; or (3) to commit any act of violence in furtherance of a riot; or (4) to aid or abet any person in inciting or participating in or carrying on a riot or committing any act of violence in furtherance of a riot.”

    • Kevin Lee September 28, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

      It would help if they could even call a riot a riot. A big part of their obfuscation is to insist that all of these incidents are just peaceful protests that “got out of hand.”

  6. J. Dean September 26, 2016 at 10:21 am #

    Shameless for the NY Times to print such falsehoods in the face of the evidence. Pure political ploy.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 26, 2016 at 11:14 am #

      The video they should be focussing on is the one we weren’t supposed to see, that cell phone video of a candidate for POTUS collapsing and being thrown into a van.
      That wasn’t ambiguous, and the ‘explanations’ by an MD are an attempt at ambiguity that come across as pure BS.

  7. seawolf77 September 26, 2016 at 10:22 am #

    Bottom line is black racism is penile. Would white people care if black men slept with white women if their penis’s were known to be smaller than average? I kind of doubt it. Remember the movie “Unforgiven.” The instigating event in that movie is a prostitute laughing at a man’s tiny little pecker, then it’s a war between the sexes, something like 10 people die because a woman snickered at the size of a man’s gear. That is how pathetic we men are. We had Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, proclaim on national TV he’s got a no problem down there. Now think about it. Wouldn’t it been better to just have ignored it. Wouldn’t that have been the adult thing to do. We have a child running for president of the country.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

      Horrible self hatred. When you say “how pathetic we men are” – you only mean White Men. You’re a twofer: hating all Men, but especially White Men. You think that your hatred lifts you above them too – now THAT’s a truly pathetic delusion.

      Why don’t you hate women too for their snickering? If women were so very moral, they wouldn’t select jerks with money and fame, but they do. Women are sex object, men are success objects. The reverse is true to a less extent as well. The penis size is even more secondary, coming in after good looks and muscles for most women. You seem to have a fixation. For the record, White Nationalists don’t want Blacks dating White Women, no matter what size they are.

      • seawolf77 September 26, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

        I can always count on you Maude. I’m just pointing out that Clint Eastwood made a movie where the inciting event was based on penis size. Like the Godfather’s inciting event was a wedding.

  8. EvelynV September 26, 2016 at 10:30 am #

    I called last week’s blog “boiler plate”. This week, whatever is opposite. The kind to cut and paste and pass on to other people.

  9. gcharest September 26, 2016 at 10:41 am #

    “The police insist that Mr. Scott was holding a gun. Why is The New York Times bent on ambiguating this story?”

    Are you seriously arguing that police insistence necesarily equals the truth? Even you can’t be that naive.

    • James Howard Kunstler September 26, 2016 at 11:41 am #

      I’m saying they would have to be calling a black officer and a black police chief liars. — JHK

      • Zoltar September 26, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

        It appears that membership in the law enforcement fraternity generally trumps race loyalty in cases of this sort.

        • seawolf77 September 26, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

          It trumps everything. It’s like a Mafia family. You have the right and are encouraged to use force. The violence of action. It is legalized sadism.

      • homesteader September 26, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

        Mr Kunstler, your naivete re: the police is breathtaking. If you had ever been on the receiving end of a police officer’s outright lying in court under oath, you would know better. And why no comment on Tulsa? Because it doesn’t seem to fit your preconceived notions.

        • DaveNYC September 27, 2016 at 10:00 am #

          And your naivete in regards to the black underclass is even more breathtaking.
          Another good white liberal who screams about the cops while ignoring the 800lb. gorilla in the room… a many millions strong black underclass that commits wildly disproportionate amounts of crime and ruins every city/community they inhabit.
          Your hypocrisy is not only breathtaking, but actually contributing to the destruction of the country you call your home.

          • homesteader September 30, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

            NYC Dave—you’re as wrong about me as you are about the reasons for America’s decline. I picture you as red-faced, with bulging veins in your face and neck, spewing invective and spittle. Try to relax a bit before you have a stroke or something.

        • messianicdruid September 27, 2016 at 10:55 am #

          “And why no comment on Tulsa? Because it doesn’t seem to fit your preconceived notions.”

          I live over fifty miles from Tulsa. The problem becomes sifting the details, from multiple incidents, in increasing quantities, while not watching football, eating pork skins and mowing the yard – our last defense against the wilderness.

  10. sprawlcapital September 26, 2016 at 10:42 am #

    Therefore, most people spend a significant amount of time trying to dodge them.
    =============================================
    The “wow” factor is present big-time this week in your blog, JHK.

    Why in the hell, here in central Iowa, is the best farmland in the world being destroyed by urban sprawl? It’s because the white people who live in those new strand-board McMansions, and work in those new office parks, and shop at the ugly new strip malls, want to get as far away as they can from the black people who occupy central Des Moines. The whites know they have an economic advantage over the blacks, who cannot afford such suburban “luxury”. So we have white flight away from the blacks.

    We live on the outer edge of central Des Moines. Within less than a year, there have been four murders within a seven-block radius of our home. We are getting closer each day to moving out to the ‘burbs. (Yes, we are white.) (The homicides are all unsolved. It is not known if the perpetrator(s) are white, or black, or other.)

    To be fair, our neighbors on one side in an otherwise all-white block are black, employed, and cordial in their relationship with us. They are not trauma-programed.

  11. Jim McCaffery September 26, 2016 at 10:46 am #

    I wouldn’t blame the Times so much, as they were only following the (flawed) logic of the story. People were clamoring for the police to release the video. The police released it, and as is so often the case, the evidence is neither condemning nor exculpatory. The question is, should any accusations have been made in the first place? Of course it is possible that the gun could have been planted by the police, but without any direct evidence (not even hearsay) would a sane society have any justification to make these accusations (even now I’m sure many blogs are referring to Scott without qualification as “unarmed”). It is only the subsequent protests, and none of the known facts of the case, that make this a national story.

    As for the fact that the officer and his superior are African-American, the explanation you will be given involves “institutional racism.” By this theory, it is not necessary for an officer (or anybody else) to be consciously racist, when their role in society compels them to racist behavior. That is why so many people who used to be heroes of the Left are now condemned as instruments of the white supremacist patriarchy. They can’t help themselves. Ironically, this lets genuine racists off the hook–they can’t help themselves either (a number of people complaining of “political correctness” really are deplorable bigots, and they are making things worse for the rest of us free speech advocates). It’s social determinism gone mad.

    Incidentally, some large corporations are immune to Institutional Racism. That’s why an assistant football coach who wears a sombrero at a party, with no intent to incite hatred, is racist, but Taco Bell, which is about as Mexican as my Aunt Sally, is all right.

    • seawolf77 September 26, 2016 at 10:53 am #

      The video didn’t help Rodney King and wound up causing riots where 55 people died and 2,000 were injured and $1,000,000,000.00 in damage. What I saw was 6 white cops wailing on a man like he was an animal. Even if Rodney King killed somebody he deserved better treatment than that.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 26, 2016 at 11:26 am #

        What I keep trying to tell people I know, is that by trying to make this a race issue we are obfuscating the problem. I saw a bunch of police so poorly trained they would have beat a man to death over a traffic infraction. Because it was “procedure”.
        Rodney at that point was too drug-addled to comply. We see a too-large number of killings of people who are too crazy to comply as well. It is my belief that the mentally ill should not lose all of their rights just because of a condition they cannot help. Drunks, while they should certainly be held responsible for harm they do after choosing to drink, should not lose their right to their own life or physical safety.
        I think of a local man who went on a steroid fueled rampage at a gym. He did assault a man, but at the point the police arrived, that man was safe and the ‘roid rager was merely assaulting furniture. Nevertheless, he lost his life when a cop who didn’t wait for backup for a situation she could not handle, tased him not once, not twice, but three times, which caused his death.
        A shocking number of people have vehemently disagreed with me about that particular case.

        • seawolf77 September 26, 2016 at 1:32 pm #

          No argument here. Bottom line cops are out of control. Take your pick the reason. Poor training. Racism. Power trip. Shoot to kill. Like the preferred bouncer is a wrestler, not a black belt in karate. The wrestler will subdue you, the karate guy will hurt or kill you. Cops should be like wrestlers. Subdue. Not hurt or kill. Anything but hurt or kill. I mean I hate to say it most cops are sadists. They’re that guy Jack Reacher talked about why some people become soldiers. They want a legal way to kill somebody.

          • elysianfield September 26, 2016 at 6:43 pm #

            “I hate to say it most cops are sadists”

            Aww, c’mon Wolfie…some cops, probably. Most? You might as well say most blacks like loose shoes and white women….

            Thousands of fresh-faced, 20 something college grads enter the departments every year…are they mostly sadists? Do they join the force to use it, or to protect and serve.?

            To suggest that cops are bent by what they have to see and do with the dregs of humanity is entirely another issue.

          • IdahoBike September 28, 2016 at 8:02 am #

            A few years back, the news broke of a new group of fresh faced Idaho Police Officer Standards and Training Academy graduates who chose as their graduation slogan “Don’t suffer from PTSD, go out and cause it.” These guys were freshly trained and suffered none of the battle hardening that supposedly leads to out of control cops.

            Part of the problem is encouraging and selecting ex-military forces to become cops. Part of the problem is training cops in legally defensible tactics such as beating the hell out of someone while yelling “stop resisting”. It makes me wonder, how many people are trained to resist the fight or flight instinct when being attacked?

            http://www.foxnews.com/story/2007/12/25/idaho-police-academy-slogan-go-out-and-cause-post-traumatic-stress-disorder.html

        • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

          My all time favorite: an elderly man was having a heart attack. Against his protests, his wife called 911. He refused to get in to the ambulance because he had no insurance, and was hoping to ride out the attack (risky, but not impossible). The Cops arrived and demanded he get in. He kept refusing so they tased him – a man who had just had a heart attack.

          There are a lot of these tragedies on youtube. Terrible feeding frenzies where more and more cops show up, tasing, bellowing, and beating. Do they not realize the more they tase, the less a person CAN obey, since being tased makes you lose control of their body. Do they even care?

      • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

        And you didn’t see the rest of the video, either. Oops, you’re just a dupe like everyone else. One of the crowd.

        In the early part of the video, Rodney was throwing the Cops around like ten pins. The Evil Media didn’t bother showing that part.

      • HappyMoto66 September 27, 2016 at 10:59 am #

        Au Contraire! Any man who put that kind of beating on an animal would not see the light of day ever again.

    • abbybwood September 26, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

      If Hillary Rodham Clinton had a (R) next to her name, especially considering the email fiasco with the FBI handing out immunity deals to every single person around her “like candy” (Rep. Jason Chaffetz), then deciding in light of all the destruction of evidence, NOT to seek an indictment against her, The New York Times would have indicted her themselves in our “newspaper of record” and believe me, there would have been NO endorsement.

      But because she is a Democrat they have played the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” game with her.

      I guess they all think we are just not paying attention.

      They will find out on November 8th that we were.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

      Do you have any idea how crazy all this is? How to avoid the onus of “racism”, we are supposed to become Fanonian Wretched of the Earth? And by so doing, incapable of helping ourselves or anyone else?

      You don’t, do you?

  12. twomartinilunch September 26, 2016 at 10:53 am #

    I recently finished reading, yesterday as a matter of fact, “White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America” by Nancy Isenberg. My take-away, to paraphrase NPR, is that we have always been a society based on class and will continue to be a society based on class. We can call it different things, but despite our kicking and screaming that “WE ARE A CLASSLESS SOCIETY,” it is who we are. We can call it different things, and the fact that we now have the 99% vs the 1%, it is clear that privilege runs deep in this country.

    • K-Dog September 26, 2016 at 11:01 am #

      And privilege runs the programming at NPR. Some even call it National Petroleum Radio. Be careful.

    • seawolf77 September 26, 2016 at 11:03 am #

      Exactly. It’s not an immigration problem, it’s reality. It’s not a racism policy, it’s reality. It’s like office politics. people have ways of getting around bad behavior. Disguise. Deception.

    • aresolympus September 26, 2016 at 11:36 am #

      I’ve not read the book, but saw a 50 minute lecture by the author, worth a listen, no left-right politics needed to care.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cPII2l-K4s 35th Portier Lecture: “White Trash: The 400-Year History of Class in America”

      And politically we might agree Left-politics, and minority-grievances is no better than Right-politics and white-majority-grievances. Both cater to self-pity and scapegoating, and passivity to one’s own responsibility for outcomes.

      I think class is fundamentally about shame, and its frustrations are endurable as long as there are others lower than you for you to direct your contempt, while shame directed upwards as resentment is more dangerous to society.

      • abbybwood September 26, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

        The fact is this:

        If a group of scholars and sociologists were to adopt twenty newborn babies from the inner cities of Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta etc. and take them to an island to raise them all with good food and love and lots of books and an excellent education my bet is that regardless of their backgrounds they would all end up well-behaved and enlightened human beings having achieved “self-realization” because all of Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs” would have been met.

        Every “criminal” in the world was not “born” a criminal. They all learned to be criminals for a multitude of reasons.

        This cycle must be broken in order for us to reach a society that is just and safe and fulfilling for everyone.

        When a baby is born into a household with no father and a mother who doesn’t have any idea how to raise this child and financial sustenance and a lack of basic education are missing, we end up with what we see now. It is an endless cycle that must be broken.

        Hopelessness and despair and poverty lead to the ugliest traits humans can possess, especially with no solid mentoring.

        Everything we are witnessing in our society now is totally preventable.

        Call me Pollyanna, but I like to think about possibilities in life, not just look at the ugliness of poverty, crime, drug addiction and hopelessness and look the other way.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

          Polly, people born with low IQ’s are far more likely to become criminals. It correlates with low impulse control and low morality in general. And Blacks have low IQ’s….

        • elysianfield September 26, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

          “This cycle must be broken in order for us to reach a society that is just and safe and fulfilling for everyone.”

          We need only destroy or heavily modify the culture that allows the cycle you describe.

          Even those with low IQ can perform at their best given a culture that allows it, and can be productive citizens, at whatever level their gifts allow.

          “All God’s chilluns got a place in the choir,
          Some sing low, some sing higher…”

        • orbit7er September 27, 2016 at 10:10 am #

          One of the Freakonomics first studies was to find very good statistical evidence that the reduction in violent crime was primarily due to ABORTION RIGHTS! When women and their partners are not forced to have babies they do not want, cannot afford and are not prepared to take care of, the reduction in unwanted kids leads to a drop in crime. Unwanted kids are more frequently abused, cause domestic strife and then grow up to have problems from being unwanted and abused. Why the Republican patriarchy is so adamant to force women to have babies they do not want when the world is already overpopulated is beyond me. Not only is it an issue of women’s rights to control their own body as the Freakonomic study shows unwanted children causes a host of other problems.

          • J. Dean September 27, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

            Killing children to prevent crime or ensure someone else’s socio-economic status later in life sounds a bit creepy to me, like a “blood-pact” with the devil.

            “control their own body”– an unborn child is not like an index finger or a kidney; it’s a unique person with its own genetic identity and thus has basic human rights like the rest of us.

            “A people that values it’s rights above its responsibilities soon loses both.” –Dwight Eisenhower

    • zekesdad September 26, 2016 at 11:37 am #

      Stating that it’s the 1% vs. the 99% undercuts your own argument. Do you mean to say that people in the 90 – 99%, making hundreds of thousands of dollars per year instead of millions are in the same boat as the bottom quintile of earners? Or even of people making close to the median (around $45 K per year)? f so, you’re dreaming.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

      We? Just Whites, right? Can you try and get some perspective? Give up the PC virtue signaling for five minutes a day?

      When Whites first went to Polynesia, they saw everyone feasting together and thought there was no class system. Very wrong: if a commoner so much as touched a Chief by accident, he would immediately be clubbed to death. People feasted out in the open and there were no castles or luxury corner offices. They were fooled by the externals.

  13. Beryl of Oyl September 26, 2016 at 11:01 am #

    Hillary has already gone on record that she is going to “talk to white people”. I wish I could talk to her, I would like to ask her why she omitted asking LaQuan McDonald’s mother up on the stage with her, what are the names of some of the unarmed white men recently killed by police, and why, as a ‘feminist’, she didn’t speak out when a young mother with psychiatric problems was shot dead by police in front of the White House, and Obama didn’t give that murder the time of day.
    Speaking of Obama, he’s out there spouting some sickeningly crazy stuff about slavery, seriously he’s gone off the deep end.
    This is the best part of the above article, IMO:
    ” And what is The New York Times’s interest in dragging out the supposed ambiguity of the Scott case? I shall tell you why: because yielding to the obvious truth in the matter would not support the election campaign meme that Black America requires the protection of the Democratic Party against genocidal police forces across the nation.”

    • abbybwood September 26, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

      Obama has really gone off the deep end when he tried shaming Blacks into voting for Clinton a few nights ago at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner:

      “We have achieved historic turnout in 2008 and 2012, especially in the African-American community. I will consider it a personal insult and an insult to my legacy if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election,” he said. “You want to give me a good send-off? Go vote.”

  14. Walter B September 26, 2016 at 11:02 am #

    As an elected member of government as well as an active member in the CERT Teams of two local Townships, I can personally attest to the fact that in any system of any kind, one of the most important tasks leadership is faced with is the control of people. Undisciplined, civilian crowds are an especially daunting task whether you are trying to keep them out of the streets during a parade or keep them from burning down the neighborhood. Control can be effected by words, laws, signs, sometimes programming, advertising if you will, or the manipulation of small fear can get the crowd to respond in the fashion you wish them to. Manipulators like Al Sharpton have been able to stir up anger and perceived oppression in black communities to manipulate crowds into violence which not only gives even more power of control to those tasked to maintain order but lines the pockets of such manipulators from opportunities that arise from such violence. Al has risen to the pinnacle of “success” in this field by his abilities to do this.. Those who have little have little to lose by becoming violent are quick to abandon peaceful methods Most blacks are probably just like most white and other races who simply want to live out their lives in peace, but there are far too many that are being manipulated into violence by whatever means or to whatever ends and this is a big problem. If the manipulators have their way, it will NOT end well. If this violence spreads throughout the growing number of people who have less and less to lose it may very well give the criminal sellout scum who rule over this nation the excuse they need to institute controls over the population which may include the destruction of the 1st and 2nd Amendments if not the entire Constitution. There are many whose agendas include exactly that. All they need is the right excuse to act.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 26, 2016 at 11:29 am #

      I would like to add to that, that Al had plenty of help getting where he is, from the white-owned media. We have to think, why they would pick this particular individual?He didn’t have support from any black “community”, he doesn’t even have a congregation, he’s solely a media creation.

      • Walter B September 26, 2016 at 11:58 am #

        Yes above all there is the prejudice of wealth, the Have’s vs. the Have Not’s and what they do to get it, increase it, and keep it. The system can function benevolently until it is pervaded by Greed. Once that disease takes hold it becomes a long, slow decline into oblivion, or a Long Emergency as our host might say.

      • abbybwood September 26, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

        And he has visited Obama at The White House 100 times!

  15. Ghung September 26, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    Meanwhile: North Carolina Bans Public Access to Police Dash Cams

    Governor signs yet another bill that disregards civil rights and liberties……”

    h ttp://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/north-carolina-bans-public-access-police-dash-cams

    Yeah; that’ll fix it.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 26, 2016 at 11:36 am #

      Hey, Schenectady banned the media from seeing camera footage of their illustrious mayor chasing two presumably black women out of ‘his’ neighborhood.
      The ongoing investigation will “take as long as it takes” but I know exactly how long that will be, it will be just as long as it takes to assure that Schenectady’s residents won’t be able to vote on a new mayor in the coming election.
      It’s too bad the Times won’t insert itself into this incident much closer to home.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

        So it’s not his neighborhood? If people have no sense of ownership, they’ll still take care of things, right? You love other people’s children just much as your own. And care for other people’s property just as much as your own. As Marx said, the worker of the future will stride thru the factory as if He or She was the owner. Everyone owns Everything!

        It takes a long time to clear the mind of all the falsehoods that have been put in by this Evil Establishment. You still have a ways to go.

        • SpeedyBB September 28, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

          You funny, white boah.

  16. cable guy September 26, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    The same dynamic is at work in people’s acceptance of the security state. They like being treated as if they were some international terrorist. Never having posed a danger to anyone, they are suddenly viewed suspiciously by some half-witted clown in a uniform.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 26, 2016 at 11:38 am #

      Yes. I have been puzzled by the number of people who seem thrilled to be working in a “secure” building, but your remark explains it.

  17. FincaInTheMountains September 26, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    I am sure that lots of players, foreign and domestic, would love to have racial tension in US as bargaining chips in negotiation in coming reformatting of world financial system and deflating of the dollar bubble.

    It is a job of US counter-insurgency agencies to track down the money flows that make their way to riot instigators, NOT a job of New York Times to pull the wool over its reader’s eyes.

    In a way, all these “insurgency technologies” were successfully tested by various US intelligence agencies all over the world, no surprise that they are coming back to bite their master hand.

    • PostPeakRancher September 26, 2016 at 11:50 am #

      I think you raise a very interesting and valid point. I know John Michael Greer has talked about this possibility as well. However, I think another thing to consider is: for a foreign power is the risk of getting caught at this stage of the game worth it?

      The US military machine is still very powerful and very capable of destroying national governments. Of course, if you are a foreign power that already has US sanctions on you,NATO bases ringed around you, hostile US policies, hostile diplomacy, destabilizing covert actions in neighboring countries, and you have nukes, then maybe the calculus works out differently and it does make sense to throw some cash at destabilizing the USA. If you get caught, all the US can do is hit you with more sanctions and double down on the negative PR campaign against you…

      Interesting times we live in…

      • FincaInTheMountains September 26, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

        Hmm… British did it very successfully in the 60s – remember Beatles, drugs and hippies?

        Anything goes, especially among Anglo Saxons, for a noble cause of weakening the hell out of geopolitical competitor.

        And you’re overestimating the power of US Military – it is VERY sizable, but NOT unlimited.

        • PostPeakRancher September 26, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

          You gave me a chuckle with the Beatles.

          I didn’t say the US military’s power was unlimited. Only that they are still very powerful. Powerful enough to turn most of the nations on earth into a failed state “shit hole” full of insurgents and terrorists.

          The second point I was getting at, is that they can’t really do that against a nuclear armed nation, so maybe someone like the Russians may be willing to engage in those tactics in the here and now.

    • SpeedyBB September 28, 2016 at 9:12 pm #

      Choice observation. As Malcolm X imprudently commented after JFK was whacked, “The chickens are coming home to roost”.

  18. PostPeakRancher September 26, 2016 at 11:27 am #

    Thanks for publishing this post Jim. No, I’m not going to watch the “debate”.

    As for the rest of the post, I like the Trauma Programming Theory. It makes a lot a sense. This whole mess in Charlotte is a real shit show. I don’t know why NYT and other media are trying to make this a racial issue. As you point out, Mr. Scott is black, the officer was black and the chief is black. So unless the officer is a self-loathing black guy, I doubt it was anything racial.

    As for the gun, I don’t believe the government (police included) when they claim anything until I see independently verified evidence that backs up their claim. Yes there was a gun on Mr. Scott that had is finger prints on it. If you own a gun and handle it, it will have your prints on it. Did he have his gun drawn when he was outnumbered by a couple of officers? I doubt it. Did he have any outstanding warrants or anything of the sort that would give him dire motivation to shoot his way out of a run in with the police. I haven’t seen the police release anything saying as such.

    My take on the issue is that he wasn’t following their orders as they wished and perhaps made a wrong/sudden move and the office flinched. That’s all it takes. Once that first shot is fired, adrenaline and training take over and you have a couple/few more in quick succession.

    So if I’m right, we have a shitty, unfortunate situation that resulted in a man losing his life and a police officer who has to live with that the rest of his life. Then to make matters worse, the media and provocateurs make it all about race and victim-hood. And then start mob riots and destroying property owned by people who had nothing to do with it.

    I think that in a way sums up the human/community/social aspect of the Long Emergency in this country.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 26, 2016 at 11:46 am #

      He may not have had a gun ready to use, but the police MUST behave as if anyone at any time does.
      We have reached a dangerous point now, after that false “hands up don’t shoot” debacle, where anyone not wishing to comply with police for any reason will just start to leave the scene, with his hands in the air.
      Are we going to start having police run away, or are we going to stop having police pull over vehicles for any reason?
      There are still people out there who think “hands up, don’t shoot” is based on a real event. It’s really too bad that some of our leaders don’t come out and make it more clear that it never happened.

      • PostPeakRancher September 26, 2016 at 11:52 am #

        Absolutely. That’s why I think it is just a shitty incident at the end of the day. The police must be prepared for anything. So if Mr. Scott refused to follow orders and then made some move with his body that looked like reaching for a weapon, then the police will react. It is their training (assuming they are well trained).

        • seawolf77 September 26, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

          Too many shitty incidents is called a trend. And if that trend is shooting unarmed citizens for refusing to comply with an arbitrary order, that’s a problem. Police are there to protect and serve US. They do not have the right to shoot us down. Period. They need a reset, big time.

          • PostPeakRancher September 26, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

            I agree. I think they are way too militarized. And the whole “blue lives matter” bit really tells the story. It is true in fact. Blue lives matter more than any one else’s. If you mess with them or piss them off or even annoy them, well you may find yourself dead, regardless of skin color.

            It’s a sad state of affairs. That’s why I try to keep a low profile. If the cops want you, you better do exactly as they say. Hope you live and hope they don’t plant some fake evidence on you or your property to put you away…just to show you who’s boss.

          • Janos Skorenzy September 29, 2016 at 2:26 am #

            Khaki lives matter too – remember what the sheriffs did to Jack Yantis.

    • zekesdad September 26, 2016 at 11:52 am #

      “..he wasn’t following the orders they wished and perhaps made a wrong/sudden move and the officer flinched. That’s all it takes.”

      That seems to be the common denominator in all of these shootings. In some of them the victim wasn’t doing anything wrong and wasn’t a criminal. In others they were thugs that were resisting arrest and / or had a weapon. And it must be said, a few of them seem to have been out and out homicide at the hands of the police as in Oklahoma. Given all of the publicity of these shootings, why on earth wouldn’t you cooperate when to police are screaming at you to freeze or drop your weapon? “Hands up don’t shoot” shouldn’t be a protest chant, but is good advice to anyone being confronted by the cops. The irony of that phrase is that Michael Brown never said it, but might still be alive if he had.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

      The gun wasn’t a book but a flower. The Black Thug wasn’t an intellectual but a Bodhisattva in disguise. He had to commit crimes sometimes so as not to blow his cover.

  19. teddyboy46 September 26, 2016 at 11:27 am #

    very interesting post this week. I worked around Black people for 32 years but never had a conversation with any of them. i always wanted to ask them how they felt about their situation in America. I did not because i feared being accused of Racism. I am sure that many White Americans feel this way.

    • K-Dog September 26, 2016 at 11:42 am #

      With the proper medication many of them can feel better. Perhaps you can too!

    • Beryl of Oyl September 26, 2016 at 11:52 am #

      Accusing other people of racism is more of a white thing.
      The odd thing, I find, is the more a person does not give a crap about race, the more likely that person is to be accused of being racist.
      I’ve also noticed that an awful lot of people are firmly convinced that there is some kind of law against being a racist, and racist, to them means somebody who has negative views of black people.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

        All Whites are racist according to Academia. And Racists should have no rights, even thought they do. Thus Blacks look for and get the green light to attack. The Mayor of Baltimore move the Police back to let them riot and loot. The City of Charlotte closed up early to let them do it.

  20. 4014HAMPHEDGE September 26, 2016 at 11:54 am #

    The class angle was never so clear as the ads for the Cadillac series 90 V-16 in late 1933 to the end of 1937. A production run of 400 cars aimed at the elite 400 families of America…. 154 inch wheelbase under some three dozen body styles, radio, chronograph clock for back seat passengers, adjustable ride control, etc. Gold horn button with car serial number and purchaser’s name engraved in bold letters.

    It is interesting to see the various letters above, calling for population reduction. It ignores the fact mentioned by sociailsts and, Jesus Christ 2000 years prior, of desirability of SHARING. That is what we do with the electric grid, for one example.

    “North American Water And Power Alliance” discussed circa 1965 but was shelved as America was hijacked to war by the very Democrat we voted in to spare the nation from Donald Goldwater, feared as unstable and warlike…. Now we have some reasons to rethink the North American Water Grid.

    Recharging the California Central Valley and Midwest Ogallala Aquifers, respectively, will save untold amounts of energy expended to pump from ever descending water tables in our most important agricultural regions. This is a Food Security imperative. Of course Jim Kunstler can fill in at a later time the importance of returning USA 1965 branch railway footprint as the “Long Emergency” manifests itself.

    Curious, our Lady of Arkansas has played such important part in setting up Iran/North Korean nuclear and space co-operative, nearing ability to put satellites in orbit. As Koppel (CYBERWARFARE) and “38North” page show, it is a matter of time before nuclear detonations occur in the Troposphere and disable electronic controlled utilities, transport and communication. The minions of finance will forget about the fact the screens in their skyscraper offices are dark as they begin life without lights or elevators.

    Jimbo mentions racism, so we should give Darwin all due credit for his work to fabricate the “Human Family Tree. Muslim grade schools around the world have engraved apes and Jews at the bottom. White supremacists like Margaret Sanger used Darwin’s tree to justify institutional Negro infant genocide in America even before Hitler built his ovens. Was it a Freudian slip when Hillary eulogized Sanger recently? Read Sanger’s book….

    It seems the particular issue of Racism could be set aside by sinking the Beagle! Certainly Christian pastors and Jewish Rabbis can preach there is enough SCIENCE: DNA evidence plus demonstrated cell complexity (down to the molecular level} l to debunk any rational support for race as a basis for class difference.

    • JL.Christophe September 27, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

      Sharing: Works until someone ruins it by taking advantage of it or . So then you have to “regulate” sharing. Or rather “enforce” it. (See: big government). People have to compromise their individual freedoms (wants, desires) in order for this to work. Forced sharing makes people depressed/helpless/angry and inevitably doesn’t work.

      One means of “sharing regulation” is a currency system which in theory puts everyone on level playing field. But even the model of fluid currency has been proven flawed, as greedy and advantageous parties have managed to wrangle control over large sectors of the economy.

      As far as “trauma programming” and JHK’s correspondance, this is sad to say, but humanity *has* lost value in the sense that there really are too many useful idiots who provide little-to-no economic value in terms of productivity, but are all-too-ready to consume much of the material offerings overabundant in late stage capitalism. You could argue, these people perhaps should be put under “forced sharing” i.e. socialism. Now the productive “class” (which is not a class, really) are no longer incentivized to do anything because all it does is put them on the same now-lowered bar of society as the homogenized idiocracy. This is happening now I’d say.

      Once tried-then-failed captalism and attempts at socialism fall to the wayside, the future will probably be a place where people sit in little micro-space apartments sucking soy-based clone-food and Starbucks through tubes in the wall while f*cking around on their smartphones, VR helms grafted to their faces (JHK’s “techno-narcissism”). This is also happening now too I would say. Even Elon Musk, who, for a technologist, does have some good intentions (electric cars, mass-transport idea), says we could all be plugged into this Matrix already.

      Pain and hard-work are real, and once you have that, you don’t need an app to attain a feeling of accomplishment. As we avoid those aspects of work, expect to see more obsessions,
      insecurities, schizophrenias, paranoia, compulsions, perversions, atrophy all play out as latent, redirected energies manifest.

  21. mow September 26, 2016 at 11:59 am #

    according to the nyt , most of the blacks down here in charloote want to be politically reeducated. yee haw .

    • elysianfield September 26, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

      ” yee haw .”

      Mow, Your comment speaks volumes….

  22. sauerkraut September 26, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

    Interesting, the media. CBS’ 60 Minutes was also instructive last night.

    I think that the Deep State just handed us all a bit of truth. Naturally, they sugar-coated the pill, and so didn’t say outright that the West is governed by the deluded, and that the Deep State has been complicit. So they told us the truth just like Virgil did to Augustus, by discussing foreign events.

    First, they told us to stop funding religious extremism and start fighting it. Second, they told us that crazies in a certain government (not ours, of course) thought that it was possible to use nuclear weapons, and safe to twist the tail of a nuclear tiger.

    I think that this amounts to a warning to all, including the two front runners: the Deep State will not allow anyone to start WW III. Never thought to say it, but, thanks Deep State.

  23. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter September 26, 2016 at 12:07 pm #

    Great article! Of course the coverage of dead black thugs is part of the Democratic Party race-baiting narrative. Why else would be interested in goobers like Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown, Freddie Gray? Would anybody care if they had been white?

    But you could have gotten to this point 15 or 20 years ago if you did not have such an elitist disdain for deplorable conservative writers. Like Ann Coulter and her book about racial demagoguery. Or, the “Uncle Tom” black conservatives like Thomas Sowell, or Jason Riley or Taleeb Starkes.

    Anyway, better late than never!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  24. Bro Jobe September 26, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

    All I can see in Charlotte, whatever the facts, is something that terrifies suburban America: this time “They” attacked the Omni, Hyatt, and vehicles on I-85.

    They didn’t kill some Korean grocer in a rotten neighborhood. And next time They might loot and torch Deer Run or Settler’s Colony. . . oh where are my little Brandon and Kaitlin now? I must protect them from Them.

    The consequences of racial unrest of this sort might be profound in November and on the ground, as gated subdivisions start hiring riot-ready security. Cyberpunk Amerika, here we come?

    • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

      Plenty of Koreans have been attacked. During the L.A riots, they defended their businesses from rooftops with rifles. Your commitment to cluelessness is inspiring.

  25. volodya September 26, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

    The first thing to remember about the NYT is that it’s full of shit. As Pequiste sez the NYT is the pointy end of the propaganda stick. Or, at least, ONE of the propaganda sticks.

    The NYT, as the alleged mouthpiece for “progressives”, fights a war of ideology against its political opposites. Of course it’s all a sham. This business about police gunning for innocent unarmed blacks, as if the NYT gives a shit about blacks, is more of the same.

    No matter, they take up rhetorical arms to get you all fired up. The opposing sides use the word “war” a lot, “progressives” fight a “war” against Christians, “conservatives” fight a “war” against women. Really though, neither of these supposedly opposing sides give a damn. What they really care about is MONEY. It’s all about MONEY.

    So while people like us are distracted, fighting tooth and nail against one another over abortion and gay marriage, people at the top of the pyramid empty out the vaults.

    While you were knee deep in the muck of gender-free change-rooms, your employer shut down the factory. Oops. The gates are closed suckers, your pink-slip’s in the mail. Bye-bye.

    While you were fighting about creationism and evolution in your schools, Bill Clinton sold you out. He brought Mexico into NAFTA and China into the WTO. Over a generation tens of thousands of factories and millions of jobs and the bread and butter for tens of millions of family members went bye-bye. Joke’s on you.

    • malthuss September 26, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

      Did Clinton bring USA into NAFTA and how is it different from GATT?

      • Cold N. Holefield September 26, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

        You’re splitting hairs. It’s not so much who did what — it’s the WHAT that matters. The Washington Consensus ensures continuity of Oligarchical Vested Interests despite whoever is in office. Of course, you know this and split hairs anyway which tells me what I already know — you’re not serious and instead are a Honey Pot Provocateur.

      • volodya September 26, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

        NAFTA was a multi-year effort starting in 1990, it was signed in 1992 and ratified and finalized in 1994 after some massaging by Clinton. And NAFTA was part of a multi-year effort at moving industry away from high wage countries into low wage countries. Don’t be fooled, CEOs don’t give a shit about corporate tax rates, they care about wage rates. As Cold sez, the offshoring-globalization consensus is deep rooted in the Washington-Manhattan Axis.

        No matter that Globalization is a fiasco, that it cannot work and cannot be fixed because of the illogic built into it, the Oligarchs want it and they will will fight to prop it up and they will subvert and corrupt and buy and sell whoever and whatever they have to in order to keep it. But, in the end, they will fail because, as JHK sez, gravity always wins.

        • malthuss September 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

          The internet made ‘outsourcing’ and ‘globalism’ a lot easier.
          Technology.

          • volodya September 26, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

            Yeah but “technology” is the handy scapegoat and alibi for massive job loss. Remember that millions of Chinese and Mexicans are working at the expense of Americans courtesy of American oligarchs. Not much to do with technology. In any case, mechanization has been with us for two hundred years. As long as the process of building machines to replace workers took place at home, manual jobs that were lost were replaced by jobs building and servicing machines.

    • woe September 26, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

      Very very well said!!

    • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

      So in other words, if only people had given up Christianity, none of this would have happened? They would have just done it another way. Sheesh.

      In boxing, one both feints and sets up punches with other punches. The Elite want Christianity gone. It’s not a feint, it’s a real punch. Sure why we are reacting and defending against that, they throw something else somewhere else.

  26. wpa_ccc September 26, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

    I will be watching because I want to learn about the agendas of both regarding issues like: the influence of billionaires, multinational corporation tax breaks, contraception and population control, resource overshoot, nuclear weapons, Trump’s massive tax cuts and his plans for busting public employee unions, support for permaculture, single payer health care, secret plans to eliminate ISIS, disability, transgender, separation of church and state, etc.

    After 35 years of evidence to the contrary, will the Tea Party idea that cutting taxes on the top 1% will create jobs be promoted by Trump? Reagonomics does not work. Kansas has proved it.

    • abbybwood September 26, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

      You will not hear word one about “Single Payer health care” at the debate tonight.

      Clinton and Trump are both against it.

      Only Jill Stein supports a “Medicare for All” health care system.

      What a shame Stein and Johnson will not be in the debate tonight.

      It would be fun to watch Clinton, Trump and Johnson squirm as Stein promotes “Single Payer”, tuition free college for all and a “bail-out” for all the Mellennials who are drowning in college tuition debt with no jobs (Stein says our next generation deserves the same type bail out as Wall Street got….heads explode!), no more unnecessary wars for regime change etc.

      Johnson bringing up the “War on Drugs” as an abysmal failure.

      This is the debate we should all be seeing tonight, not the “Dog and Pony Show” the Commission on Presidential Debates and the MSM want us to see.

    • SteveO September 26, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

      It would be nice to believe we were going to learn something about their agendas from the debate. What we will get is a scene from a reality TV show where there is name calling, accusations and both sides backing off of their record/past statements.

      Not good for anything other than a drinking game.

    • elysianfield September 26, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

      “I will be watching because I want to learn about the agendas of both regarding issues like: the influence of billionaires, multinational corporation tax breaks, contraception and population control, resource overshoot, nuclear weapons, Trump’s massive tax cuts and his plans for busting public employee unions, support for permaculture, single payer health care, secret plans to eliminate ISIS, disability, transgender, separation of church and state, etc.”

      Wpac,
      Cute. I will be watching because I need to be entertained, entertained mightily, with rain, mud shit and blood covering the dias after the fest. I hope to see Trump at his most incoherent, stridently accusing Hillary of high crimes and misdemeanors, calling her everything but honest , civility be damned. I want to see Hillary a quivering mass of fear and loathing, before collapsing into a meme at Trump’s level, spewing invective, questioning his manhood and mumbling satanic incantations under her breath when not actively cursing Trump and his basket of deplorables

      Oh yeah, and I want to hear their position on the issues also…yeah.

  27. davidreese2 September 26, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

    I won’t be wasting my time watching the (so-called) debate.

    • Cold N. Holefield September 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

      wpa will be with his snazzy bow tie and his super tight Briefs that turn his balls blue until they atrophy & die.

  28. Cold N. Holefield September 26, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

    abbywood said: They will find out on November 8th that we were.

    I’m sure they’re shaking in their boots. THEY have you either way, coming or going. Yeah, lend your meaningless vote to Trump versus Hillary as though it makes a difference. The fact you vote at all but especially as a form of protest shows you’re no different than the Blacks who burn down their neighborhoods when someone blows the Dog Whistle.

    “Oh yeah, NYT, we’ll show you!! We’ll pretend we elected Donald Trump and he’ll burn the whole fucking thing down except the Enclaves of Wealth. That’ll show you, you Bastards!!”

    The aforementioned is not an endorsement of Hillary and not an encouragement to vote. It means alleged solutions that emanate from the Social Fact are no solutions at all. Ultimately, what appears to be a positive solution emanating from within the Social Fact is quickly usurped and/or hijacked by the System and turned to its advantage rather than its detriment.

    How do I feel about voting? The way this person does. I couldn’t say it better myself, so I won’t and I’ll let them do my typing for me.

    http://www.ianwelsh.net/war-criminals-i-see-war-criminals/#comment-80675

  29. mdm1mdm1 September 26, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

    Kunstler has a case of severe white privilege

    • seawolf77 September 26, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

      I hate to say it but you are right to a certain extent. He tends to blame the black man. In this case it is untenable. The entire system is biased against the brown races. Politically the white man is in his death throes in America. When George HW Bush won 56% of the white vote it meant 400 electoral votes. When Mit Romney got 56% of the white vote it was worth 200 electoral votes. That’s a loss of half of your political power. Donald Trump is the white man’s last stand. He’s the last battle of the Civil War.

    • James Howard Kunstler September 26, 2016 at 2:06 pm #

      Privilege to do what? Discuss touchy issues reasonably? I suppose that’s an exorbitant privilege these days. –JHK

      • malthuss September 26, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

        Some liberals [all libs?] cannot face reality.

        ‘He tends to blame the black man’ —for their own bad choices.

        • seawolf77 September 26, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

          Some people have a smorgasbord of choices, some people a toilet bowl of choices, but all people have choices.

    • elysianfield September 28, 2016 at 10:57 am #

      MDM1,

      White privilege allows those disenfranchised to eat from the best dumpsters and garner the thickest and newest cardboard under which to sleep while under the finest bridges in the country. White privilege my ass…In this country we are all up for grabs.

  30. dweebus September 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

    JHK-

    Damn, I mean…just…damn!

    You definitely get points for jumping into the deep end of the pool headlong.

    And the culture of victimhood is something that must be confronted, as is the Democans penchant for treating blacks, Lations, LGBT folk, and envrionmentalists, and other such “undesirables” as captive constituencies to be milked for ballots at election time, then ignored.

    I take issue with your friend’s rape analogy, however. Rape isn’t about looks, it is about power. No sane person, sveldt and sexy, or fat and ugly, wants to be raped for a feeling of belonging.

    It is telling that your friend is a dude, or he likely wouldn’t have gone there, eh?

    But misbehavior is a strong point. Contrast the Tulsa incident with the Charlotte one. In the first, the dude was unarmed, appeared to comply, had his hands up, the car window was closed, got tazed, THEN got shot. The cop responsible is being prosecuted. Tulsa ain’t up in flames. In Charlotte, a whole different deal.

    As well, “the Police say XYZ” carries no weight anymore. Too many coverups, too many lies, authority no longer has authority.

    So when the CLT cops say, we found a gun, but little Johnny’s video off his phone shows no gun, people are likely to believe little Johnny, rather than the cops, especially when they’ve been pulled over for bullshit reasons as part of a “broken windows” strategy.

    There is a really interesting program on This American Life (The Problem We All Live With) I encourage y’all to check it out.

    As to overpopulation, overshoot, exceeding carrying capacity, as Derrick Jensen put it, “the urban poor are pretty well fucked.”

    • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

      Yeah no one believes little Johnny, especially since he’s a foul mouthed little thief and has been since he learned to talk and walk.

      • dweebus September 26, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

        W/E

        Your arguments have the nuance and veracity of that illiterate fuck down the road, in his Doc Martins and suspenders. Not impressed…

      • dweebus September 26, 2016 at 5:04 pm #

        In case that was a bit too vague for you, Janos, JHK can discuss race issues, even take controversial positions IMO because he has street cred. He is a respected journalist and author, with a contrarian world view granted, but is not easily dismissed. He makes people question and think.

        You, on the other hand, are a simple, garden variety Nazi, the human equivalent of those nasty roundworms occasionally seen in a pile of dog shit. The vet can deworm the dog, but sadly they don’t make pills for your kind.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

          You haven’t been around little Black kids much, evidently. Or perhaps you have and, “Many do not think about the things they experience, nor do they know the things they learn; but they think they do.”

          Heraclitus, Fragment 5.

          If I said the same about White kids you’d be fine with it. As you would if a Black said the same about White kids. Face it: you’re the weird kind of bigot against his own people. Nothing is lower than that. You are beneath the little Black thieves. Happy now?

  31. SteveO September 26, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    Jim,

    I doesn’t really matter why the media is hanging on these stories.

    What matters is that you have a portion of the population that is economically depressed on a long term basis, and has been criminalized by the failed war on drugs. These people have nothing to lose, so any event can spark a riot. Given social media’s propensity for propagating inflammatory rumors, a police shooting, justified or not, can provide that spark.

    • malthuss September 26, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

      These people have nothing to lose. Nonsense.

      When the Section 8, EBT, Disability, etc etc etc stop, then they have
      only their lives or freedom to lose.

      • SteveO September 26, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

        Whether or not you have nothing to lose is purely subjective.

        • malthuss September 26, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

          If someone is alive, with 5 senses on, one has much to lose.

          • wpa_ccc September 26, 2016 at 7:56 pm #

            Nothing that you are not going to lose with your own death anyway, and that is coming in the blink of an eye (metaphorically speaking).

  32. volodya September 26, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

    Hate to bring this up but Merkel just ruled out government help for that basket case Deutsche Bank. And so its shares are again headed south and people are getting worried. Remember Lehman, when people lost confidence in it, it went glub, blub, glub… If DBank goes down I don’t think it will be a glub, glub as much as an asteroid-sized extinction event.

    But if Merkel does step in with government help, then what about moribund Italian banks? Merkel has been telling the Italians nein, nein, nein, the bond-holders and depositors have to bend over. And then what about Merkel’s moralizing speeches to the Greeks?

    Can’t have two sets of rules, can we, one for the clean and upright northerners and one for those corrupt and shiftless southerners.

    Can you imagine elderly Germans anxiously lining up at ATMs the way Greek pensioners did? Can you imagine them mobbing shuttered bank branches?

    • Cold N. Holefield September 26, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

      The Germans amaze me. A little over sixty years prior, the Russians swept across their borders raping every eligible woman (all women were eligible, fyi) in sight on their way to Berlin and now we find it difficult to imagine elderly Germans anxiously waiting at ATMs. I don’t mean this in a flattering sense, necessarily, and I certainly don’t mean to arouse Janos’s little-used & inadequate Wee Wee with such a statement, but you have to admit, the Germans have a knack for climbing their way back to the top of the heap despite their reputation & predilection for Genocide.

      • volodya September 26, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

        Yeah, what you say is true. As an example, I see the Eurozone as starting as pre-emptive surrender by France to continental German ambitions. France had a choice, either a negotiated capitulation in a common market arrangement or deja vu all over again: the tramp, tramp, tramp of jackboots and the clank and rumble of panzers.

        Then the beast took on a life of its own. Euro Oligarchs saw it as a way of moving cheap labor in impoverished member countries to undercut wages in higher wage countries. But they over-reached: Brexit was a logical and easily foreseeable result.

        But that’s getting ahead of ourselves. If Germany is supposed to be the guarantor of the viability of this badly thought out Euro contraption, then it bloody well makes the rules. And if it means one rule for Germany and another for everyone else then so it will be.

        • Cold N. Holefield September 26, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

          I wonder if Germany will ever have its own Nuclear Arsenal? At this rate, it could happen in twenty years if its (Germany) predisposed. It’s already quickly become a premier weapons manufacturer — AGAIN.

          • pdxr13 September 28, 2016 at 12:17 am #

            Like Japan, Germany could have a nuclear weapon it built from scratch in 90 days (cost no object). These are skilled people with the best workshops and engineers/technicians in the world. They didn’t win WWII because they were short of material, and no other reason. The victors of WWII overwhelmed the vanquished with men and supplies not superior tactics and superior machines. The USA is no longer waist-deep in easy domestic petroleum/iron ore and a monolithic hungry population who will “pull together for victory”.

            We depend on the UK and Israel for human intelligence on hostile tribesmen who are smart enough to throw away their cellphones. It’s not a long emergency for them, just another year killing the infidel on the way to paradise. What if 1% of “refugees” are sleeper hostiles with a good story?

        • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

          And it’s all the same if they are ruled by Muslims, right? Germany is still Germany even if Brown and Muslim, right? Just like the Democrat Party is really the Party of the KKK?

          Disney has been taken over by Media Masters whom Walt warned us against. Instead of kids and family shows, it now makes porn, but it’s really still the same Fascist Operation promoting White Family Values and other such evils.

          Sorry, that’s not all on you, some of it venting against conservative idiocy a la D’nesh D’Souza and his idiot ilk. Your omniscient narrator complex is triggering me…

          • pdxr13 September 28, 2016 at 12:22 am #

            The Klan is merely the armed wing of the Classic Democratic Party “The Party of the White Man”. Republicans freed the Black Slaves (to be worse off materially) and passed the Voting Rights Act.

            There is Only One Party, and you aren’t in it.

          • Janos Skorenzy September 29, 2016 at 2:30 am #

            That’s right pdx. If a Company sells computers and then switches to selling TV’s, it’s really still selling computers.

            And Disney is still creating family programming. It just looks like R rated and porn.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 26, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

        Don’t be such a Deutsche Bank. It’s the blood, blood will tell. It took generations of constant propaganda to finally break them down enough to finally destroy them via Islam. Happy now? After all, they’re Huns, right?

  33. Cold N. Holefield September 26, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    True, all people have choices, but increasingly, the choices are tantamount to the choice between Paper & Plastic.

    It’s A Tight Squeeze

  34. BeerBarrel September 26, 2016 at 3:24 pm #

    Just one thing I’ve noticed the black population seems to have forgotten:

    If it hadn’t been for slavery, the black population of North America would be tiny – less than one percent. The blacks then need to sit down and reflect what they’d prefer:

    1. To be still infested by guinea-worm type diseases slaughtering each other with machetes in the African jungle?

    2. Lucky descendants of slaves who unknowingly sacrificed their ‘freedom’ they enjoyed in Africa to be the seeds of what would become a functioning part of America they enjoy today?

    I’d like to say: Call it another twist to Manifest Destiny, and quit your bitching – it would’ve been a lot worse!

    • volodya September 26, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

      There’s no re-write of history.

    • BackRowHeckler September 26, 2016 at 6:27 pm #

      Out of the 12 million or so Africans brought west into the Americas over a period of about 300 years, only 385,000 came into what is now the United States. The vast majority went to the Caribbean and Latin America. In retrospect, the slaves brought to N America were the lucky ones.

      The real slavers worked out of Zanzibar in East Africa, brutal Muslims mostly from the Arabian Peninsula. That slave trade lasted from the 15th century till 1890, finally shut down by the British Navy.brh

  35. volodya September 26, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

    Don’t look now but Nate Silver is giving the Donald better than even odds come this Nov.

    And DBank isn’t so much the canary in the globalized coal mine but rather a leather-winged pterodactyl.

    Do you hear the choirs of angels singing, is that a black swan by my bed…

  36. Frankiti September 26, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

    “As a blog-writer, I correspond with some interesting people. One of them is a middle-aged black man who has worked for a long time in the Baltimore black ghetto. He is one of those rare Americans these days not susceptible to pre-cooked ideas about what is actually going on in this country. He would prefer to remain anonymous for reasons that ought to be self-evident, but I want you to see his interesting theory about what is going on in the black community vis-à-vis the police shooting meme.”

    And his name is Amos Skorzeny, what a coincidence… LOL what a farce.

  37. thwack September 26, 2016 at 5:43 pm #

    “I take issue with your friend’s rape analogy, however. Rape isn’t about looks, it is about power. No sane person, sveldt and sexy, or fat and ugly, wants to be raped for a feeling of belonging.

    It is telling that your friend is a dude, or he likely wouldn’t have gone there, eh?”

    ———————————————————-

    Yeah, I went there.

    Get over it.

    Living in the ghetto has a way of dissolving all your luxurious proclivities in a way that helps you get to the truth, that is the truth, that is black and ugly and nobody wants.

    Until its all thats left.

    The point I was trying to make is; unwanted, undesirable, worth-less-people, often compensate by adopting false narratives that they are wanted, sought after, being of some consequence for some reason….

    Its not a criticism, its an observation.

    Mans greatest fear is to be ALONE. Thats why solitary confinement is the punishment for criminals who violate prison laws.

    Its also I suspect, the reason people fear death; they think they will be alone,

    forever.

    The Baltimore police department is tough and agressive; so much so that they can easily be seen as projecting an element of terror in the fulfillment of their duties?

    But they have to be this way because the criminal element has metasticized into an impulsive, nihilistic Frankenstein monster. The cops know this because they see its effects everyday.

    The cops can’t be pussies because all it takes is one black male saying “Im not going back to prison TODAY” to get themselves killed in the line of duty.

    The sad truth is; fear of the police PREVENTS a lot of violent criminal activity. Its the one thing a black male may consider before making the decision to throw his life away.

    You people second guessing the police?

    You have no idea the insanity they have to witness on a daily basis; you dodge poor black people in your fucking sleep so give me a break with your weak “friend of the black man” do goody, good, good, bullshit

    Look,

    until we produce a civilization, we will need police. The police are a measure of our failure as a culture to produce a civilization.

    You want someone to blame?

    Look in the mirror.

    • Cold N. Holefield September 26, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

      Wow. Well said.

    • DaveNYC September 27, 2016 at 10:27 am #

      Well said. Unfortunately, white liberals don’t want to hear this. It gets in the way of all the empty moral posturing.

      • pdxr13 September 28, 2016 at 12:35 am #

        White lib’s live in a hard shell that have few Blacks nearby. The few Blacks that are allowed visual/personal contact, are the best-of-type, screened/educated, and carefully supervised by suspicious Managers without illusion about what they are doing.

        The 2 fastest ways to destroy property value are 1. Rent Control, 2. Section 8 subsidized housing for Blacks targeting mostly-White neighborhoods. Combine them for a slow burn that hollows out a city.

    • dweebus September 27, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

      thwack-

      I appreciate the reply, however take a deep fucking breath and quit hyperventilating on the fumes of your own cynical self-righteousness.

      I was questioning the validity of your analogy. But let’s dig a tad deeper, shall we?

      “Yeah, I went there.

      Get over it.”

      A typical non reponse, designed to portray an inane argument as “straight shooting”. It means nothing.

      “The point I was trying to make is; unwanted, undesirable, worth-less-people, often compensate by adopting false narratives that they are wanted, sought after, being of some consequence for some reason….

      Its not a criticism, its an observation.”

      Bullshit. The key word there is worthless. The opposite of course is worthy. That implies judgement, which requires criticism. So your fat, ugly girls and your young black men (whom I supposedly avoid in my sleep) are worthless. Who determines the worth, pray tell? And are those judgements sound?

      Now I took issue with the rape analogy specifically, not the behavior of the young men. So you state that fat, ugly girls obsess about being raped because they want attention.

      This fails the truth test because rape has nothing to do with looks. It is about power. This is why 1 in 4 ladies experience sexual assault in their lives in spite of their looks. This is why you can easily read news stories of little girls and elderly women who are assaulted, and yes some fat, ugly ones. If you doubt this, fire up the google machine and do a little research, much documented by your beloved cops, and you will see I am right.

      As well, why exactly are the fat and ugy worthless? Could it be because the corporate media fucks have drilled that into peoples brains for decades? From the lesbian Hardees girls to Barbie, it is hammered over and over again.

      Unless the fat, ugly one is Grandma, or Auntie that is. You know, someone you love. Oh hell, then Katie bar the door! The double standard is staggering.

      “The cops can’t be pussies because all it takes is one black male saying “Im not going back to prison TODAY” to get themselves killed in the line of duty.”

      Big deal, they knew the risks when they signed up. But more importantly, all it takes is one CRIMINAL saying that, regardless of their origins. The biker shootout in Waco was proof of that, and I don’t recall a hell of alot of black men involved in that deal.

      So yes, the cops have every reason to have a healthy fear, but unreasoned fear, based on bias perceptions of someone because of color or dress, not so much. All one has to do is looks at the statistics and the abysmal failure of NYC’s stop and frisk for this to be borne out.

      Yet, the poor motherfucker who keeps getting stopped and frisked for no reason, well he is less likely to believe the cops when they say, we found a gun. Much more likely he buys into the meme that said pistol was a book, or even more dangerous, it was planted.

      Because of the misbehavior of cops, Authority no longer has authority. The Jon Burge case in Chicago is a case in point.

      “You people second guessing the police?

      You have no idea the insanity they have to witness on a daily basis; you dodge poor black people in your fucking sleep so give me a break with your weak “friend of the black man” do goody, good, good, bullshit”

      Just who are us people? Maybe folk that believe in freedom, even the constitution. Then you go ad hominem on me? Seriously? Look, I don’t dodge people. When I was young and first married, we didn’t have two dimes together nor a pot to piss in, so we lived in the low rent district, the ghetto as you would call it. And a saw a lot of shit. A whole lot. But I didn’t cross the street just ’cause a black dude, or a Mexican or a white biker, or whoever was walking down the side walk. I tried to be nice. “Whats up?” always got the reponse, “not much”. Generally, you don’t fuck with folks, and don’t put on airs, they don’t fuck with you.

      So, in closing, if I am so wrong, and if Baltimore is such a hell hole it requrires fascist policing, lest the whole thi g crumble into chaos, then fucking move. It’s a free country. I did. But then don’t dare complain when our local deputies pull you over ’cause you don’t fit our neighborhood profile.

      Maybe that’s do goody-good bullshit, but so is your analogy.

      • pdxr13 September 28, 2016 at 12:39 am #

        Bartenders have a 50% more dangerous job than police officers.

        The Waco “shootout” was a killing-zone for guys with motorcycles, an Official Ambush. If any cops got shot, it was “friendly fire” due to their incompetence.

  38. swmnguy September 26, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

    The real issue in America isn’t race. It’s class. The Elites are delighted to have the racial straw man to distract everyone, and it works on far too many of us.

    Now, race and class do correlate in America. By percentage, black people are poorer. If you take a map of an area showing household income and another showing race, they tend to overlap.

    It’s worth noting that the Black Panthers (the real ones) were somewhat tolerated until they started objecting to the Vietnam War and making common cause with lower-class white people who were getting exterminated. That’s when the Black Panthers were exterminated, not before.

    The primary function of the police is to keep the underclass down, to the benefit and protection of the Elites. That there is a terrible unaddressed and sometimes denied racial problem in America provides excellent cover for the class warfare that threatens to burst into flame.

    • wpa_ccc September 26, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

      “the Black Panthers (the real ones) were somewhat tolerated until they started objecting to the Vietnam War ”

      Ditto Martin Luther King. Ditto Robert Kennedy.

      • elysianfield September 28, 2016 at 10:44 am #

        ““the Black Panthers (the real ones) were somewhat tolerated”

        Tolerated by whom?

    • dweebus September 27, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

      Very well said. Class is the great unmentionable is all these discussions.

  39. BackRowHeckler September 26, 2016 at 6:20 pm #

    I was in the break room last nite with 4 or 5 other guys, all black West Indians.

    I sez “any of you guys watching the debate tomorrow night?”

    I got a puzzled look. “What debate?”

    brh

    • pdxr13 September 28, 2016 at 12:41 am #

      They sound like good co-workers!

  40. AHtheHumanity September 26, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

    Paul Craig Roberts says in a recent interview on Youtube with Greg Hunter that if the Pentagon Papers were given to the NYT times TODAY (9/20/2016) the editors would never publish them or anything else criticizing the Washington D.C. establishment. Any and all major news arms are bought and paid for by the oligarchy according to their lack of reporting of facts and lack of critical thinking in regards to national/international policy. He boiled everything down in U.S.A politics over the last 50 years to whether or not people and leaders would accept U.S.A hegemony in their international policy. He ended by saying only two countries need to withdraw from NATO to prevent thermonuclear WWIII with Russia/China.

    • AHtheHumanity September 26, 2016 at 6:41 pm #

      On a side note…Paul Craig Roberts…an economist who served in the Reagan administration…says that when the Fed Reserve reported 34 yr olds still living with their parents; marks the end of prosperity for America. There are no jobs that can support anymore new householders. When the old householders all pass away, there will be no more savings or capital left for improvements in the existing infrastructure. Most of 34 yr old income will be spent on necessities like food, shelter, insurance and smartphones.

      Eventually they will not have enough money for smartphones, nor insurance, nor anything NEW.

      The resale/refurbish market will be all that is left in America in my opinion. We will see garage sales as a permanent fixture, every weekend starting on pay day Friday and running thru Sunday. Whatever can’t be bought will be swapped and more problems will erupt for the police to administer in regards to yard sales.

      • malthuss September 26, 2016 at 6:49 pm #

        The future could be worse than that.
        Few here mention the population explosion in the USA.
        All due to taking in Emmas ‘Huddled Masses’ [not welcome in Israel and North Korea].

        Robotics will take many jobs.
        The Power Brokers may do a cull. 7.5 billion down to .5 billion.

        Given how violent and cruel Chinese are [Maos murder campaigns gave way to ‘dying rooms’] if they are our overlords, well, Allah Help us.

        • SpeedyBB September 30, 2016 at 8:55 pm #

          ‘I’m the husband of the wife of Mr. Woo…’

      • elysianfield September 26, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

        “Humanity,
        Yes, true. Maynard Keynes, in his seminal work “The General theory of Employment Interest, and Money”, indicated that the true “wealth of a nation” is nothing more or less than…wait for it… a nation of consumers willing and able to spend.

        It has been said that Communism had a manufacturing problem, and Capitalism a problem of distribution…very true.

        • lsjogren September 27, 2016 at 3:07 am #

          Probably won’t get Kunstler’s agreement on that economic theory.

          The liberal theory of economics- consumption drives prosperity.

          The counterargument I like to use: If so, Bangladesh could be rich if its people all went out and bought Cadillac Escalades.

          • elysianfield September 27, 2016 at 11:50 am #

            Isjogren,
            Either comment fails to refute Keynes…a nation of consumers willing and ABLE to spend….

            Keynes defined the middle class in what was the US’s greatest period of prosperity…1950-1990…the rise and maintenance of the middle class fully defines a nation of consumers willing and able to spend.

            Someone recently has killed that goose…no more eggs.

          • SpeedyBB September 30, 2016 at 8:59 pm #

            They don’t? Great Scott!

            Oh I’m thinking of those other unenlightened fanatics living in their sand castles, tall, stylish and air-conditioned. Where the greater portion of Lamborghini and Ferrari automobile production heads every year.

            And just like all the free housing, money, food, guns & pussy the new arrivals in innocent, unaware Europe take for granted, ‘It’s all blessings from Allah’.

        • AHtheHumanity September 29, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

          Kunstler dances around the topic of the “illusion of prosperity” when referring to suburbia. I don’t think he comes right out and says those words but he bluntly states that whatever value has been associated with that way of life is GONE. This is reiterated by the lack of jobs THAT CANNOT SUPPORT ANY NEW SUBURB and possibly many old ones. A lot of money has been moved out of older suburbs to support new ones. The “this old house”, “fix it and flip it” theater is never REALLY concerned about budgets or the actual work hours that go into projects nor whether anyone will buy the house at market value. They always seem to come up with the money to finish projects…probably because advertisers revenue is paying for everything. Home Depot and Lowes give the illusion of competition when they both sell the same stuff, with the same suppliers, for the same prices and were both recently built to support the recent renovation boom because mom and dad’s houses have now become outdated and energy inefficient. The gov’t even gave tax breaks to get people to fix up their homes, creating a temporary moment of prosperous economic activity with real work being done paid for by credits and HUGE savings in energy costs. So the reason why this is not going to work anymore for anyone, even the wealthy rentiers, is because you need real work with a real, regular income to pay for real stuff (general infrastructure) over a period of 75 to 100 years. That’s what governments should protect. They should provide a stable place for a home and businesses to be built in order to be self sustaining (pay for the infrastructure they need to function on a daily basis).

          Most countries outside of the USA and it’s major allies could care less about keeping up appearances. Large overpopulated nations like INDIA, BRAZIL, MEXICO and AFRICA do not care about their slums. CHINA and RUSSIA and JAPAN have worked hard to create places that actually look half decent for poor people to live but there are no REAL jobs. Making plastic spongebob pencil holders or Iphone 6 zebra print cases or answering the phone for absentee network administrators for a dollar a day is not anyone’s idea of a real job that will support a family and pension. It’s designed to give one something to do and will likely lead to a deficit because fads often come and go overnight.

          So, my followup question is…what are these 34 yr olds living with mom and dad expected to do in order to pay for their necessities of life and future social security benefits? Do they all join the armed forces and fight terrorism abroad? Do they learn basic plumbing, electric and carpentry so they can fix stuff for their parents for free and prevent paying a professional exorbitant hourly wages thus further depressing the local economy and possibly creating a mechanical catastrophy down the line? Do they all start programming for computer/internet based business, mining for bitcoin or thinking up the next great app for your phone that isn’t really new and uses existing information that is free to the public if they knew how to find it themselves (current maps, public databases, store discounts, public transit). Do they go into politics, volunteerism and activism fighting for policies that allow more liberal forms of living and working like growing “medicinal plants” for “alternative healthcare”, forming communes that practice a more tolerant religion. Do they become entertainers forming rock bands, professional sports teams or fashion lines with regular youtube channels and podcasts? How does this X, Y or Z generation make use of their parents dying system of things? Will the Clinton or Trump dynasties have time to figure it all out for us.

          • SpeedyBB September 30, 2016 at 9:05 pm #

            They don’t? Great Scott!

            Oh I’m thinking of those other unenlightened fanatics living in their sand castles, tall, stylish and air-conditioned. Where the greater portion of Lamborghini and Ferrari automobile production heads every year.

            And just like all the free housing, money, food, guns & pussy the new arrivals in innocent, unaware Europe take for granted, ‘It’s all blessings from Allah’.

          • SpeedyBB September 30, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

            APOLOGIES! APOLOGIES! I wrote a new “reply” and instead the old comment got repeated.

            I apologize for sending the same comment twice. I said, “I apologize”. Boy, you is a chicken I say a chicken hawk.

          • SpeedyBB September 30, 2016 at 9:09 pm #

            Here’s the comment I intended to deliver:

            If you really want to see how this “alternative universe” of apps and bots galore work, read some of the latest articles in MEDIUM. Delightful phantasies, castles in the air.

            End of transmission. HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS (that’s the sound I used to get on my Hallicrafter’s short-wave under the covers at night listening to Radio Moscow).

  41. tucsonspur September 26, 2016 at 6:50 pm #

    The violent black and white drama goes on. At best, each side tolerates the other, at worst hates the other. And so it will go on.
    Critics endlessly analyze the drama, all too often without full discussion.

    Here’s part of one black analysis from way back:

    “The Omnipotent Administrator conceded to the Supermasculine Menial all of the attributes of masculinity associated with the Body; strength, brute power, muscle, even the beauty of the brute body.
    Except one.

    There was this single attribute of masculinity which he was unwilling to relinquish, even though this particular attribute is the essence and seat of masculinity: sex. The penis.

    The black man’s penis was the monkey wrench in the white man’s perfect machine. The penis, virility, is of the Body. It is not of the Brain. But in the deal which the white man forced upon the black man, the black man was given the Body as his domain, while the white man preempted the Brain for himself.

    By and by, the Omnipotent Administrator discovered he had blundered and clipped himself of his penis. So he reneged on the bargain.

    He called the Supermasculine Menial back and said: ‘Look, Boy, we have a final little adjustment to make. I’m still going to be the Brain, and you’re still the Body. But from now on, you do all the flexing but I’ll do all the fucking. The Brain must control the Body. To prove my omnipotence I must cuckold you and fetter your bull balls. I will fetter the range of your rod and limit its reach. My prick will excel your rod.

    I will have sexual freedom. But I will bind your rod with my omnipotent will, and place a limitation on its aspiration which you will violate on pain of death…

    I will have access to the white woman and I will have access to the black woman. The black woman will have access to you-but she will also have access to me. I forbid you access to the white woman.

    By subjecting your manhood to the control of my will, I shall control you. The stem of the Body, the penis, must submit to the will of the Brain'”.

    “Soul on Ice”, 1968. Eldridge Cleaver. Out of Folsom, Soledad and San Quentin.

    An early attestation that all this discord goes deep into the psyche.
    Too deep.

    • malthuss September 27, 2016 at 11:36 am #

      Whites do not hate Blacks. That shows how ‘tolerant’ Whites are.

      Whites fear Blacks and rightfully so. Look at the crime stats on Murder, Rape, other crimes.
      Whites fund Blacks and this is what they get in return,

      in 48 days, less than 7 weeks,

      7/18- Jimmie Norman, white male murdered by black male. No national news.
      7/18- Terry Taylor, white male murdered by black male. No national news.
      7/17- Cindy Raygoza, white female murdered by black male. No national news.
      7/11- Luis Aguilar, 91 year old hispanic male murdered by black male. No national news.
      7/10- Brittany Simpson, white female murdered by black male. No national news.
      7/6- Sarah Goode, white female murdered by black male. No national news.
      7/6- Jeffrey Westerfield, white male murdered by black male. No national news.
      7/5- Perry Renn, white male murdered by black male. No national news.
      7/3- Laurey Kennedy, white female still in coma from beating by black male. No national news.
      7/3 Eric Mollet, white male murdered by black male. No national news.
      7/2 Rupert Anderson, white male murdered by black male. No national news.
      7/2 Jennifer Kingeter, white female murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/30 Jim Brennan, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/29 Paul Shephard, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/27 Shirley Barone, white female, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/27 Penelope Spencer, white female, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/27 Inga Evans, white female, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/26 Jake Rameau, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/25 Gina Burger, white female, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/24 Nathan Dasher, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/22 Jonathan Price, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/20 John Whitmore, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/18 John Yingling,white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/17 Allyn Reeves, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/15 Michael Beaver, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/11 Angela Cook, white female, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/11 Nathan Hall, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/7 Harry Briggs, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/5 Laura Bachman, white female, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/2 Robert Mohler, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
      6/1 William Headley, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.

    • malthuss September 27, 2016 at 11:37 am #

      Saint Eldridge had that ‘poem’ –sweet peter, about raping women [White ones, preferably?] and someone says they witnessed him killing people in Algeria or someplace, before his phoney conversion to Christianity.
      Consider your source.

  42. Piper Michael September 26, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

    James,
    I cannot believe you, or others, haven’t picked up on the desperation of this new Black Lives Matter ‘meme’…
    Listen to what they say… and what desperation drives them?
    Desperation to ‘Federalize’ the Police/Sheriff’s.
    Constitutionally, The Sheriff, is the ONLY duly elected law enforcement ‘authority’ in the land… divided government and all that.
    (Ever find it curious, how when the FBI moves against a person, a deputy sheriff is always the one to ‘make the arrest’? )

    My nephew is an LT in the local sheriff dept… THEY have been paying attention…
    Of course, only a Hitler II administration will even try… I’m told, all she has to do is declare a national emergency, and viola, all police now have ‘political officers’…

  43. Cold N. Holefield September 26, 2016 at 7:41 pm #

    I just got an inside scoop. Trump is going to surprise Hillary with some guests of his own. She was stupid and showed her hand by revealing Mark Cuban is her guest. Trump is smart and has not revealed his special guests. They are: Putin, a Hologram of J. Christopher Stevens (see link) and Monica Lewinsky wearing the stained blue dress and holding a cigar.

    Wouldn’t it be awesome if Hillary fell out during the Debate?

    Holograms Have Come A Long Way

    • SpeedyBB September 30, 2016 at 9:16 pm #

      Wouldn’t be too surprised if one or the other didn’t keel over between now and November (or January). Or both. Lotta stress on the frame.

      The media would also die. In delight.

  44. BackRowHeckler September 26, 2016 at 9:04 pm #

    I wonder if the Syrian Civil War will come up tonite? If we ignore it its at our own peril. These political debates, they seem fatuous. Were there any presidential debates between Lincoln-Douglas and Kennedy-Nixon a century later. (Incidentally, it turns out JFK was pumped by with Meth-Amphetamine by his own personal physician, Dr. Feel Good)? Wouldn’t it be interesting if Syria isn’t mentioned in these debates and a few days later WW3 breaks out, in Syria. Who is a racist, who is a liar, who loves Muslims more, who is down with BLM, Trannies, negro rioters, homosexuals … that’s what we’re going to find out tonite?

    Meanwhile, the turn of events in Syria is daunting, an existential dilemma that has to be dealt with very skillfully.

    brh

    • malthuss September 27, 2016 at 11:29 am #

      I have lost count of all the wars and potential wars.
      I am like most in that respect.

      Jose 6 pack is like your Black immigrant coworkers.

  45. KesaAnna September 26, 2016 at 9:22 pm #

    ” Trauma Programming ”

    Good. The guy has some perceptive ability. That is why i read him.

    ” third-world shit-hole ”

    Already is a third world shit hole. Except, granted, a significantly large portion of the population still lives pretty well.
    That portion , in thinking , ” …. may become a third world shit hole ” is indulging in self-flattery.
    No, you already fucked up ” Greatest generation ” and Baby-Boomers.

    ” manufactured racial strife ”

    A future essay on primarily that topic would be interesting.

    ” It happened that the various vehicles parked on the scene interfered with the all the video footage of the critical moment: dashboard cam, officer’s body cam, and the cell phone cam of Mr. Scott’s wife. But the insinuation seems to be that because the video doesn’t show a gun, perhaps there wasn’t one. ”

    If I were going to go for censorship, certainly one of my favorites would be to prohibit the “Who dunnit ” .
    ” Murders in the Rue Morgue ” , the novels of Agatha Christie, a thousand and one programs like , ” Murder she wrote ” would be prohibited.
    They feed this very often harmful mythology that every question has an answer , and if we find the answer, we can do something .
    ( i.e. We actually can play God. )
    Too bad people have failed to appreciate that murder mysteries are just for fun , a time -killer, not something to be taken seriously.
    This is perhaps best illustrated where the case is that the murder victim was a recluse everyone hated, and the perpetrator is obviously not pathological and given to habitual violence, the murder was clearly a one time deal.
    Never-the-less, justice demands a solution to the crime.
    Uh, what justice?
    If the victim went to Heaven, most likely he could care less about the goings-on in the world he left.
    If the victim went to Hell , I’m sure he currently has more pressing concerns than yesterdays news.
    If he merely turned into a pile of manure, then he simply doesn’t care , because he simply doesn’t know that, or anything else for that matter.
    like I said, he was a recluse everyone hated anyway , so it is the merest pretense that anyone else is really concerned.

    Given his severe drinking, writing stories was about all Edgar Allen Poe had to do. Now his hobby is being applied across the board.

    ” What is The New York Times’s interest in dragging out the supposed ambiguity of the Scott case? I shall tell you why: because yielding to the obvious truth in the matter would not support the election campaign meme that Black America requires the protection of the Democratic Party ”

    Correct.

    ” plus a lot of property damage due to looting and mayhem on the part of the mob. ”

    Yeah, when it really matters , your heroes never seem to be there.

    If I didn’t know better, I would never assume Mr. Kunstler lived in a rural area. I have lived in rural areas 30 years, and there it is always the case that the big house just built down the street belongs to a cop . A boat , a motorcycle, a Dodge Ram , and three other vehicles in the driveway ? ” Well, he works for the Sheriffs department. ” ” Oh, I see. ”
    So it goes typically.

    ” Its a type of narcissism designed to compensate for [the] fact nobody (of any value) really wants to deal/interact with them; therefore, they gladly adopt this false narrative that “somebody is after us and wants to kill us…” ”

    Lol, then the U.S. A . and Americans in general, must be extremely unpopular.
    Because this is THE dominant narrative of the 6 o’clock news , and the dominant narrative of High school and college American history classes. Every problem in America was someone elses fault , some evil other. We absolutely need police battalions and 15 aircraft carriers, and not because everyone does not want to kill us.

    ” At this point, some black people decide, “try as you might, I’m NOT going to allow you to ignore me, because I’m going to act like a belligerent a-hole until I force you to deal/interact with me…”

    NOW you gotta call the police. ”

    Honestly it just as well describes many a yuppie soccer mom.

    And, often as not, why they call the police.

    A shade tree mechanic has lots of scrap metal sitting around his over-grown yard . He reliability and cheaply fixes the local folks machinery. So it has been for three generations, and nobody ever had a problem with his mess of a yard.
    Then they build a yuppie suburb next door.
    Now it is a problem , and it is a problem because those yuppie soccer moms MAKE it a problem.
    And in a further rub, those soccer moms don’t really care for the area anyway. They moved there from 3 states away for money, and only money. They actually hate the area, the people, and its culture.

  46. KesaAnna September 26, 2016 at 10:03 pm #

    ” As well, “the Police say XYZ” carries no weight anymore. Too many coverups, too many lies, authority no longer has authority. ”

    Even if you do need it, and I think that is debatable, at this point you should abolish things like the CIA.

    As a sort of fire break action. The whole city is in flames, so you demolish a whole block of houses in its path just to save something.

    What about the bad guys ? Licenses to lie are destroying you anyway, the bad guys not withstanding.

  47. future victim September 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    The long emergency has already arrived for some people, remember how bad we all felt when the dog was killed in “World Made By Hand” read this article before you blame the victim.

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/09/26/parking-while-black-when-police-shoot-as-first-resort/

  48. patrickd September 26, 2016 at 10:44 pm #

    When the US becomes a democracy I’ll register to vote. I do not listen to “politicians”, aka puppets of the oligarchy. And yeah, most of the so-called murders of black people on YouTube and internet are suicide by police, with the exception of 3-4 incidents.

  49. wpa_ccc September 26, 2016 at 11:01 pm #

    “I *sniff* have *sniff* tremendous *sniff* amounts *sniff* of *sniff* money.”

    I hope Trump releases his sniffle-related medical records.

    “My sniffle is the best ever, way better than Mexican sniffles.
    The Chinese want my sniffles. Unbelievable.”

    Trump’s continuous sniffling could indicate he is suffering from a serious disease. Trump made Hillary look healthy.

  50. wpa_ccc September 26, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    CFN chumps have to pay taxes. Trump doesn’t have to pay taxes or pay his workers who build his hotels, golf courses, and resorts. He is hiding something and won’t release his tax returns.

    He says that means he is “smart” …

    Being a thief is smart?

    Trump supporters are being conned.

    • elysianfield September 27, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

      “Trump supporters are being conned.”

      Hillary supporters also….Duhhh.

      Platitudes….

  51. BackRowHeckler September 26, 2016 at 11:34 pm #

    Phew!!

    Russians dropped some serious ordnance on Aleppo yesterday, including high explosive, deep penetrating Bunker Busters. These are serious weapons, folks, not really designed for dropping on civilian targets. Some of these ‘Bunker Busters’ have the explosive power of a small nuclear weapon. This city of 2 million has been reduced to rubble!

    Meanwhile, in the debate, Hillary took Trump to task for suggesting Obama might have been born somewhere other than the United States. Score one for Hillary!. You go, girl!

    Is this a serious country, or what?

    brh

    • wpa_ccc September 26, 2016 at 11:56 pm #

      Trump did not just “suggest” … he hounded Obama to advance his own political career. Now Trump says he was a “success” because he got Obama to release his birth certificate. Trump ignores the continued birther campaign after 2011 milking birtherism for the next five years, again using his racist attacks to further his political career. His lies just don’t stop.

      Hillary was serious, measured, stable, and intelligent. She was not lying to the American people. She won the debate (62 to 27). She will be the next president.

      • pdxr13 September 28, 2016 at 12:49 am #

        Did you see the high-rez document released by the White House? I took it apart in Photoshop and it is a low-grade POS (done by non-professionals, not graphic artists) that is not in any way an image of an original paper document.

        There is a real birth certificate somewhere.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 29, 2016 at 2:32 am #

          Thank you. Amid all the lies and political maneuvering, the Truth is still the Truth. Obama is not American and received aid as a foreign student.

      • elysianfield September 28, 2016 at 10:36 am #

        “She was not lying to the American people. ”

        Hillary would not suffer the truth if it crawled up her pantsuit leg
        , somehow negotiated the “adult diaper” she is never found without, and bit her in the ass….

    • KesaAnna September 27, 2016 at 12:24 am #

      Syria huh ?

      bunker busters bad, smart bombs good ?

      Grr, do they still put on demonstrations of artillery bombardments for the public at army bases ?
      if so, you should go watch one.

      All the hand-wringing over nuclear weapons is more than a bit ludicrous, because even if they had never been invented , conventional weapons now are so good at the task of killing that all war now is sheer murder , and most likely suicide as well.

      I once quizzed a veteran of WW I.
      This was of course about 70 years after the fact.
      That is he had 70 years to cram for the test.

      He had no idea what the war was about.

      It was only about a year ago that I found out what a Yazidi or an Alawite was.

      I doubt you know much better , and i doubt the experts in Washington know as much as they claim , for the simple reason that they don’t live in Aleppo , or, if they did, they don’t now.
      They are drinking 50 dollar coffee at the Hay-Adams.

      All this gives no American pause ?

      No, I don’t think this is a serious country.

    • ozone September 27, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

      BRH,
      Wherever TF did you get the juvenile notion that heavy ordnance was not to be dropped on “civilian targets/populations”?
      Either take a few notes from your history texts or crawl back under your blankie of imperial exceptionalism. I’ll have no more truck with obvious willful blindness and ideological bullshittery coupled with self-delusion. jesus wept

  52. bukowskisghost September 26, 2016 at 11:39 pm #

    How come all of this anger is NOT palpable in my office? I am a physician and have spent 46 years taking care of an amazing cross section of people. I respect them and they respect me. I have always waived the majority of co pays and deductibles because the insurance companies have paid me much more than enough. I completely agree that the medical industry is a racket combined with big pharma, the insurance companies, the medical equipment industry
    ! the hospital corporations and Medicare. I still practice because I really respect and like the people I see and they respect and like me. That, my family, a few close friends and some viable hobbies give meaning to my life. I think Jim is an extremely bright and kind man, and keeps getting better and better as a writer . He has always been able to see patterns forming eons before they actually play out. Just read his column, admire the man and support him and all valuable artists vis patreon.

    • KesaAnna September 27, 2016 at 12:29 am #

      ” How come all of this anger is NOT palpable in my office? ”

      Well……….

      You’re a physician ?

      And you are actually a cheap physician ?

      Lol, if it wasn’t typically rainbows and leaping unicorns in your office I would be surprised.

  53. Pucker September 27, 2016 at 12:50 am #

    I may watch the Hillary-Trump debate tonight at Hooter’s bar?

    “Censorship will prevent most people on the mainland from watching US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off in their first live debate.

    But some in Beijing will be able to catch the event at upscale hotels and bars live or after it is broadcast on Tuesday morning,.

    Hong Kong will be watching the much-anticipated event in real time on television after hundreds of Republicans and Democrats based in the city attended a mock debate on Monday night.

    The showdown marks the start of the seven-week home stretch in the race between Democratic nominee Clinton and her ­Republican counterpart Trump.

    Kenn Bermel, the owner of The Local, a pub in Beijing’s Sanlitun entertainment district, said his venue would play a taped version of the show at 7pm in the bar.”

    • Pucker September 27, 2016 at 1:33 am #

      “Hey Baby…Are you for Hillary or Trump?”

      “I don’t talk politics.”

  54. FincaInTheMountains September 27, 2016 at 6:04 am #

    The first televised confrontation of Bastinda with The Wizard of Oz

    I sit, covered with blanket as a French soldier in 1812 (I am under a weather lately), and watch the TV debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. I have before me the May leaf tea in the cup holder with Red Army locomotive, brown bread and a package of Russian drug with raisins (Russian Tvorog = Cottage cheese with raisins). I make notes in a school notebook, recording footage of the most remarkable moments.

    At first I watched a shortened CNN version titled “The best moments of TV debates”, but it was something more reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s commercial. Naturally I did not watch the results of the debate, since I knew what it says, and I can on this occasion observe that from the beginning the media attributed to Donald Trump defeat in all debates and unanimously predicting the imminent collapse of his campaign, and in a meantime his headquarters keep accumulating the best scientists and industrialists, and it always draws millions of voters to his side.

    And the media is cynically taking advantage of this, as these debates thanks to Trump wanted to see more than 100 million people, almost twice the previous TV debate.

    And it became clear to me why, when I started to watch the full version of TV debates. I naturally took notes, but Trump was so precise, logical and understandable, with the figures in hand talking about such stunningly interesting circumstances that I finished, simply outlining his answers for myself since I recently became interested in the economics. I do not know who Trump was talking to – Stiglitz or to the ordinary voter, but it was very difficult to catch something explicit in the Clinton’s speech, to make a note. A continuous stream of regular political gum that’s just lulls, and interesting facts (usually a blatant lie) as a rule, goes straight into the subconscious, bypassing the mind.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtVntU0XEAA6YcF.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtVl_wPWEAArxzp.jpg

  55. Cold N. Holefield September 27, 2016 at 6:41 am #

    In my opinion, you know who won the Debate last night even though I didn’t watch it? That’s right — Russia & China.

    America is a Drunken Psychopath with a nuclear arsenal that can destroy the planet ten times over. If someone is clever enough, they can rob the psychopath blind all the while making the drunk psychopath feel as though it’s calling the shots.

    The Debate last night, it wasn’t Clinton & Trump, it was Abbot & Costello.

    Wrap your head around the fact that 100 years from now the World’s population will shrink from a high of ~ 8 billion people to as few as 1 billion or less (if it’s not blown to smithereens first), and these two clownish morons are talking about tax returns & birth certificates. I know, I know, most of you Old Geezers don’t give a shit because you’ll be long gone, and that’s precisely why there will be so much ungodly suffering to come — a collective attitude such as that — kicking the can down the road until you kick it over the cliff into the abyss at the end of the road.

  56. wpa_ccc September 27, 2016 at 7:04 am #

    In Florida a group of 20 undecided voters were interviewed before and after the debate. 18 of the 20 said Hillary won the debate.

    I am very concerned about Donald’s sniffing. He drank all his water in the first fifteen minutes of the debate. It could be an indication of a secret cocaine addiction, or a brain tumor. Just sayin’

    • Cold N. Holefield September 27, 2016 at 7:09 am #

      What you fail to point out is, those undecided voters were unconscious and on Life Support in Hospice Care.

  57. RocketDoc September 27, 2016 at 7:16 am #

    It has always struck me as odd that we have lots of people unemployed or no satisfying work and yet such a lot that needs doing…Superfluous people in crummy neighborhoods could organize to round up cheap food and cheap building materials and fix up their environment and would feel better about themselves. I realize that in America if you don’t have money you are nobody but if we made where people live livable then the different spirit in a thousand communities could be “cool”…

    • Cold N. Holefield September 27, 2016 at 7:28 am #

      If people did that, The Establishment would soon enough find a way to break it up. Fragmentation & Despotism serve a purpose for The Establishment — that’s why it perpetuates. People who tried to do what you’re suggesting in Urban Ghettos would be intimidated, robbed, assaulted & ultimately murdered by the Thugs. Thugs who are celebrated in the most popular music of this Dystopian Day, Hip Hop & Rap. The Thugs and the music that glorifies them and their Dystopian Lifestyle are the Enforcement & Glue that keeps it all in place to serve The Establishment in perpetuity.

      You have to admit, it’s BRILLIANT. Yes, it’s Sick & Sadistic, but it is BRILLIANT. It’s so plain to see, and yet no one sees it.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 27, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

      The Homeless routinely build their own homes which become villages and the Establishment routinely destroys them. The small homes movement (200 sq feet or so) is being co-opted to make these homes into some kind of yuppie thing so as to be able to charge 50,000 for them. I heard about one person trying to make cheaper ones for the homeless, but the resistance is fierce. America is about money, always had been.

  58. Cold N. Holefield September 27, 2016 at 7:19 am #

    KesaAnna said: all war now is sheer murder , and most likely suicide as well.

    Amen to that. Exactly.

  59. cdwarior September 27, 2016 at 8:16 am #

    Black America is the human analog to universe 25, ‘The Behavioral Sink’

    http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/42/wiles.php

    When numbers outstrip meaningful societal roles, they are abandoned and those subjected to those circumstances become ‘something else’ behaviorally.

    Hence the ‘act up until I’m shot.’ scenario.

    • pequiste September 28, 2016 at 1:00 am #

      Thanks for the link.

      Excellent article which provides a refresher on the very psycho-social issues pressing societies world-wide: population overshoot and not enough social roles to go around.

      Wait until the completion of the A.I. revolution (2030?) and the elimination of 70% of work. It is going to be ONE BIG FAT behavioral sink, this planet Earth.

      Soylent Green not only a great film but an adventure in alimentation participation.

  60. Pucker September 27, 2016 at 8:40 am #

    I just saw the debate. I think that Trump won even though the MSM tried to rig it against him. For example, the silly Birther question and no questions about the emails, the Clinton Foundation, etc. I think that Trump won.

    The last question on whether the US should abandon a policy of First Strike Hillary didn’t answer, presumably as it would go against Hillary’s Neocon backers. Trump said that the US should renounce the first use of nuclear weapons. Trump won.

    • Cold N. Holefield September 27, 2016 at 8:55 am #

      Just to be clear, what I think you’re saying is, Hillary won the Debate. Is that correct?

      • Pucker September 27, 2016 at 9:02 am #

        After reading the MSM comments immediately after the debate, I had the impression that Hillary embarrassed Trump, but actually Trump won the debate.

        • Pucker September 27, 2016 at 9:04 am #

          Of course, it is what it is, as they say.

        • DrGonzo September 27, 2016 at 9:37 am #

          Trump embarrasses himself. He doesn’t need Hillary or anyone else to do it for him.

          • Janos Skorenzy September 27, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

            In other words, politeness is the only thing that matter. The triumph of form over substance is common to all decaying Civilizations. That Hillary is a scumbag doesn’t matter because she was so poised and she SMILED.

            You are easily fooled, Bonzo.

  61. Cold N. Holefield September 27, 2016 at 8:58 am #

    I think America, as a Whole, is malnourished. There is not enough Chromium VI in the Drinking Water. I bet neither candidate discussed this during the Debate last night, did they?

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/20/health/chromium-6-in-drinking-water/

  62. DrGonzo September 27, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    I don’t know whether race played a role or not, but the police sure missed a golden opportunity to back off and try to take advantage of the wife’s presence to de-escalate a very tense situation. Why did they ignore her? The mentality seems to be shoot first and ask questions later. Who trains these clowns? Is this how they do it in Canada, France, Germany?

    • thwack September 27, 2016 at 11:17 am #

      “I don’t know whether race played a role or not, but the police sure missed a golden opportunity to back off and try to take advantage of the wife’s presence to de-escalate a very tense situation. Why did they ignore her?”

      You mean the wife who a year before went to a judge and sucessfully got a restraining order against him claiming he threatened to shoot her?

      When your surgeon is having trouble getting that stent in your heart; do you want him to consult with your wife?

      Anytime a civilian trys to “help me” do my job for them I just say:

      “fine, we’ll do it your way; then you can call me back in two weeks to unfuck it for twice what Im charging you now?”

      • AKlein September 28, 2016 at 7:08 am #

        Yeah, everybody is somehow a latent expert. Might I add that sometimes the effects of their “help” cannot be undone (or “unfucked” as you would put it) no matter how much they might be willing to pay.

    • elysianfield September 27, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

      Dr,
      Back off? If the individual has a gun available to him, and the police back off, and an untoward incident occurs while the police are practicing de-escalation…what then? If, during the “touchy-feely” phase of the negotiation, he shoots a citizen or his wife…well, that would be embarrassing.

      It all seems so simple from the sidelines…until you are there and are responsible for the outcome. I presented a police problem to Wpac last week, and she would not answer, even though there were only two possibilities, he/she…it, would not commit…perhaps too close to home to jeopardize whatever worldview in black and white Wpac holds most dear….

  63. wpa_ccc September 27, 2016 at 9:43 am #

    Trump’s debate performance was so poor that he is now losing some of the white supremacist and KKK voters who initially supported him.

    Since being founded by a former Ku Klux Klan leader in 1996, Stormfront has been the internet’s premier destination for white supremacist and neo-Nazi keyboard warriors everywhere. From the debate comments posted on Stormfront even they think Hillary Clinton won the debate.

    • Cold N. Holefield September 27, 2016 at 11:17 am #

      I’ll give you credit for not providing any links. Who has the awful job of having to review that website to make that determination? The people truly responsible for running it as a Honey Pot? Scratch that venue enough, and you’ll find an Alphabet Agency behind Curtain #3.

    • pdxr13 September 28, 2016 at 2:16 am #

      Stormfront is a Democratic Party violence arm like the Klan? Democratic Socialists who have discovered what the rifles are for?

  64. wpa_ccc September 27, 2016 at 10:45 am #

    Why won’t Trump release his tax returns? I think there may be at least three reasons.

    First, maybe he’s not as rich as he says he is.

    Second, maybe he’s not as charitable as he claims to be.

    Third, we don’t know all of his business dealings, but we have been told through investigative reporting that he owes about $650 million to Wall Street and foreign banks.

    • elysianfield September 27, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

      Wpac,
      I’ll give you a fourth reason…why give the enemy ammunition…so far, a “fuck you” has sufficed….

  65. wpa_ccc September 27, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    Donald Trump did not appear in public to take questions from the press. He called into Fox and Friends and complained about “microphone problems” which he said could be a conspiracy against him.

    Hillary held a press conference and said: “Anybody who complains about the mic… isn’t having a good night.”

  66. Cold N. Holefield September 27, 2016 at 11:12 am #

    wpa said: Third, we don’t know all of his business dealings, but we have been told through investigative reporting that he owes about $650 million to Wall Street and foreign banks.

    This is probably, imo, the #1 reason Trump is not fit to be POTUS. Any POTUS worth his/her salt makes it so the banks pay them and not, as is the case with Trump, where they owe the banks & Wall Street. Trump’s got it backwards.

    • volodya September 27, 2016 at 11:39 am #

      Trump isn’t fit to be POTUS for myriad reasons. As far as debt goes, there’s another way of looking at it, his ventures go tits up, yet he keeps finding lenders.

      I don’t know if this makes him smart or his lenders stupid. Maybe both. Maybe he pays extortionate rates of interest. Maybe the lenders have got his nuts as collateral.

      The first rule in business is pay yourself first so I think the test of his cleverness is how much he pays himself and how much money has he personally got and how much is beyond the reach of his lenders.

      I don’t think we’re beyond the speculation stage. Personally I doubt this business about his being a billionaire. Maybe a millionaire.

      The fact is that he couldn’t make a go at gambling. This is a common vice (like liquor and prostitution) that barely literate gangsters made a fortune out of. How is it that Donald, with a whiz bang Wharton degree, couldn’t? I’ll bet he couldn’t make a go out of a whorehouse in Havana.

      • Cold N. Holefield September 27, 2016 at 11:59 am #

        volodya, of course, you must know I know what you’re saying. I was being satirical.

        • volodya September 27, 2016 at 2:03 pm #

          Yes, and as for myself, I was mocking Trump.

  67. FincaInTheMountains September 27, 2016 at 11:24 am #

    The American and Australian Air Force conducted a bombing of Syrian government army positions in the town of Dayr az-Zawr in eastern Syria. The Anglo-Saxon Force “mistakenly” killed more than 80 Syrian soldiers and wounded more than 120.

    And it happened in the city, where there is a Christian enclave, many months defending itself from ISIS, whose victory means for local Christians inevitable and painful death.

    The scale of the bombing and the number of deaths does not allow it to be recognized as a mistake, and forced it to be recognize an act of war on the side of ISIS, as yesterday told the Syrian representative during Security Council meeting, stating that it has recordings of the US military and ISIS joint operation.

    This fact is particularly important when you consider that just before the head of the of State Department Kerry signed the agreements, which guaranteed on behalf of the United States that no such bombings would take place.

    It is thanks to this agreement, the US Air Force had the opportunity to fly in the airspace of Syria, that is protected not only by Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense systems, but also by international law, which is still there, despite what in recent years Hillary Clinton has done with it.

    But, as noted by the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the US military insubordination to US president raises a quite legitimate question who they are subordinated to.

    The possibility of discussion to the UN Security Council regarding the US military actions on the side of ISIS caused hysteria on the part of US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, who left the room as soon as the Russian ambassador to the UN, Gennady Churkin began to make a preliminary report.

    Samantha Power: Russia is a Monster:
    https://regnum.ru/uploads/pictures/news/2016/09/27/regnum_picture_14749703301196308_big.jpg

    • pdxr13 September 28, 2016 at 2:23 am #

      Why don’t the Russians send official notice that IFF codes have been changed and that USAF aircraft will not be issued updated codes? “Please do not operate inside this airspace.”

      AFAIK, the Russian SAM’s are excellent and will take down US aircraft with great regularity.

  68. thwack September 27, 2016 at 11:57 am #

    patrickd

    And yeah, most of the so-called murders of black people on YouTube and internet are suicide by police, with the exception of 3-4 incidents.
    ——————————————————

    Ive noticed that like you said, with the exception of 3 or 4 incidents where the cop freaked out, all of these shootings involve the black male doing what I call a passive aggressive, non compliance “dance”; almost as if daring the police to shoot them.

    I don’t know about you guys, but when ANYONE points a gun at me?

    The first thing I do is STOP.

    Stop what?

    Stop what ever it is Im doing.

    Why?

    So I can LISTEN to hear what they are asking me to do.

    Why?

    So I can do it and not get shot.

    Think about it?

    Do these black males do this same passive aggressive, non compliance “dance” when a black thug gangbanger points a gun at them?

    Hell NO!

    Nobody ever had to explain to me that a police officer does NOT wear a gun for decoration.

    Its there to STOP you incase his WORDS don’t stop you.

    Its there to

    stop

    your

    heart.

    To see these guys walk around, reach in their pockets, pick their noses, gesture, argue, take a shower, make a sandwich… all with a gun trained on them at point black range is fucking amazing?

    Who does that?

    Hello? hello?

    is this thing on…?

    In the interest of solutions I suggest bringing back “civics” or what some people call “government” in Jr high and high school. Too many people do not understand the architecture and organization of civil society.

    We can do that?

    or

    we can sent students to 3rd world countries and let them get some 1st hand experiences with despotism and real barbarism…

    As broke (and black and oppressed, bla, bla, blah…) as I am, I wouldn’t trade my U.S citizenship for 1 million dollar to move ANYWHERE in Africa.

    I may be black, but Im not stoopid.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 27, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

      And this is how they behave with full bellies. These are the good ol’ days. Can you imagine what will happen when the hard time come?

      • pdxr13 September 28, 2016 at 2:29 am #

        Hungry people do wild things for about 2 weeks, then get more conservative with energy use unless it leads directly to food. It’s a perfect time to retrain useful individuals.

        • malthuss September 28, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

          If the urban future is Cannibalism, then where to run to?

          Do not tell that to the ‘New Urbanists.’

  69. rollie September 27, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

    “Why is The New York Times bent on ambiguating this story? … I shall tell you why: because yielding to the obvious truth in the matter would not support the election campaign meme that Black America requires the protection of the Democratic Party against genocidal police forces across the nation.”

    If I didn’t know better I’d say it sounds like Jim has gotten over his conspiracy-theory allergy! Then again he’s not really saying it’s a conspiracy, but maybe I will. It’s an interesting idea anyway. I mean if they’re willing to provoke Russia for the same goal, or fake the whole “we got bin Laden” thing, then why would they not take this much easier step (propagandizing an issue in the news media)?

  70. volodya September 27, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

    If people did that, The Establishment would soon enough find a way to break it up – Cold

    Indeed. If the Establishment can’t make money off it or if it operates out of the reach of their vampire squid tentacles, they’ll wreck it.

    You kowtow, you pay the gangsters protection money even if you’re just a neighborhood association that sez, geez, let’s clean up and plant gardens in those needle and weed strewn lots. If you tried, the city inspectors will be onto you with their book of regulations and bylaws and licensing requirements. Did you pay your fees? Do you have the paperwork?

    Tomatoes? Extremely dubious. Chickens? Out of the question. No matter that there’s no food store for miles around. You damn well walk there and you buy from THEM dammit, they are sanctioned and inspected and approved and you do NOT tread on their toes.

    Same with the monopoly on societal dysfunction. Government agencies have no interest in you dealing with your own issues. They want to perpetuate problems, not alleviate them. If you show some ability to cope, you cut into their turf. Can’t have that.

    The Establishment – IOW a loose association of Oligarchs with commonalities of interest and those that serve them – has two interests, that being wealth and self-aggrandizement. Or IOW, MONEY and the power to protect it. They’re not happy unless every last buck sitting in your pocket has been picked.

    Anyone that does as Rocketdoc sez, is showing some alarming trends like an ability to think and especially a scary ability to take care of themselves. That cannot happen. It implies that there are people with independence of thought, people that may in future either personally pose a threat to the PTB or will create alternate social organizations that could vie for power.

    You see the control that the Chinese Communist Party exerts. Now, these guys are billionaires, just like their American Oligarch counterparts – and they will not brook anything that veers towards opposition – just like their American Oligarch counterparts.

  71. wpa_ccc September 27, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    Giuliani seems to be operating out of trauma programming.

    “If I were Donald Trump I wouldn’t participate in another debate unless I was promised that the journalist would act like a journalist and not an incorrect, ignorant fact checker. The moderator would have to promise that there would be a moderator and not a fact checker and in two particular cases an enormously ignorant, completely misinformed fact checker. If you wonder why Donald Trump thinks that the press is a left-wing basically oriented group, Lester Holt, a registered Republican, proved it tonight.”

    Well, Mr. Giuliani, Hillary has stated emphatically she will be there whether Donald has the guts to show up for another beating, or not.

    Trump ends up being a coward, a complainer, a whiner:

    “Every time I said something, she would say something back,” Trump said of Monday night’s face-off. “It was rigged.”

    He also lambasted the “underhanded tactics” his opponent used during the debate. “She kept on bringing up things I said or did,” he added. “She is a very nasty person.”

    Turning to CNN, Trump criticized the network’s use of a split screen showing both him and Clinton throughout the telecast. “It should have been just me,” he said. “That way people could have seen how really good my temperament is.”

    The billionaire said that debate organizers had not yet responded to his ultimatum, but he warned that if he does not get assurances in writing that future debates will be “un-rigged, Hillary-wise,” he will not participate.

    “I have said time and time again that I would only do these debates if I am treated fairly,” he added. “The only way I can be guaranteed of being treated fairly is if Hillary Clinton is not there.”

    TRUMP THREATENS TO SKIP REMAINING DEBATES IF HILLARY IS THERE by Andy Borowitz

  72. wpa_ccc September 27, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

    TRUMP IGNORES EARTH’S BIGGEST THREAT: GLOBAL WARMING

    Twenty governments commissioned an independent report in 2012 from the group DARA International to study the human and economic costs of climate change. It linked 400,000 deaths worldwide to climate change each year, projecting deaths to increase to over 600,000 per year by 2030. When scientists attribute deaths to climate change, they don’t just mean succumbing to a heat wave or, as Huckabee put it, to sunburn. Heat waves kill many, to be sure, but global warming also devastates food security, nutrition, and water safety. Since mosquitoes and other pests thrive in hot, humid weather, scientists expect diseases like malaria and dengue fever to rise. Floods threaten to contaminate drinking water with bacteria and pollution.

    When the report looked at the added health consequences from burning fossil fuels—aside from climate change—the number of deaths jumps from 400,000 to almost 5 million per year. Carbon-intensive economies see deaths linked to outdoor air pollution, indoor smoke from poor ventilation, occupational hazards, and skin cancer.

    Now, compare that to terrorist incidents between 2000-2013, compiled in the 2014 Global Terrorism Index by the Institute for Economics and Peace. There were 18,000 deaths from terrorist attacks in 2013, a peak year. Over the 13-year period studied, 100,000 people died. Unlike the widespread impacts of climate change, terrorist threats are targeted. Most of the attacks in 2013 affected just five countries—Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria.

    The ultimate irony of TRUMP and Republicans brushing off the impact of climate change: Drought and extreme weather can destabilize developing regions, making climate change one of the factors that drives terrorism.

  73. wpa_ccc September 27, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    My Black and Latino friends are laughing at Trump. Trump said: “African Americans and Hispanics are living in hell. You walk down the street and you get shot.”

    It simply is not the case. As Hillary Clinton pointed out, crime has actually decreased. The murder rate in NYC has continued to drop since they halted “stop and frisk.” But white fear is so off the chart it is delusional, hallucinatory.

    Trump has no plan for his “law and order” … no plan for community policing, for block grants for body cams, for implicit biases, for school to prison pipeline, for systemic racism, for criminal justice reform, no plan for gun control to tackle gun violence.

    Trump is just peddling fear.

  74. wpa_ccc September 27, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

    Trump is a deadbeat who does not pay his bills. At least 60 lawsuits, along with hundreds of liens, judgments, and other government filings document people who have accused Trump and his businesses of failing to pay them for their work.

    Among them: a dishwasher in Florida. A glass company in New Jersey. A carpet company. A plumber. Painters. Forty-eight waiters. Dozens of bartenders and other hourly workers at his resorts and clubs, coast to coast. Real estate brokers who sold his properties. And, ironically, several law firms that once represented him in these suits and others.

    Trump’s companies have also been cited for 24 violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act since 2005 for failing to pay overtime or minimum wage, according to U.S. Department of Labor data. That includes 21 citations against the defunct Trump Plaza in Atlantic City and three against the also out-of-business Trump Mortgage LLC in New York. Both cases were resolved by the companies agreeing to pay back wages.

    In addition to the lawsuits, Trump has been hit with more than 200 mechanic’s liens — filed by contractors and employees against Trump, his companies or his properties claiming they were owed money for their work — since the 1980s.

    The liens range from a $75,000 claim by a Plainview, N.Y., air conditioning and heating company to a $1 million claim from the president of a New York City real estate banking firm.

    On just one project, Trump’s Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, records released by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission in 1990 show that at least 253 subcontractors weren’t paid in full or on time, including workers who installed walls, chandeliers and plumbing.

  75. Janos Skorenzy September 27, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    They fucked with Trump’s microphone so it picked up his breathing, making it sound like he was snorting. Ask Ozone (a rock musician!) about all the tricks that can be played with mics.

    Trump needs to have one of his own men check the mic next time before it starts.

    • wpa_ccc September 27, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

      If Trump can’t guarantee the security of his microphone, why trust him with national security, or the security of your neighborhood. He is an incompetent, a fraud, a conman, and a cheater, a deadbeat… known for his stealing and RAPING.

      Ivana Trump described a harrowing scene in which Trump held her arms back, pulled at her hair, and RAPED her in a fit of rage. She herself used the word “rape.” The details of the incident were made public in the 1993 book “Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump.”

      A recent federal lawsuit filed in June 2016 in the State of New York by “Jane Doe” alleges that Trump raped her back in 1994, when she was just 13 years old. According to legal docs, Doe says she attended parties with Trump and his friend Jeffrey Epstein—a registered sex offender known in the media as the “billionaire pedophile.” Doe, who was trying to become a model, says it was during these parties that Trump initiated sexual contact with her on several occasions and on one occasion allegedly raped her.

      According to the suit, Trump tied her to a bed, exposed himself to her and then RAPED her in a “savage sexual attack.” Doe says she screamed for him to stop at which point he struck her in the face while screaming “that he would do whatever he wanted.” In a statement filed with the lawsuit, Doe says Trump threatened to ruin her life and her family’s life if she ever told anyone about the incident:

      “Immediately following this rape Defendant Trump threatened me that, were I ever to reveal any of the details of Defendant Trump’s sexual and physical abuse of me, my family and I would be physically harmed if not killed.”

      The lawsuit also includes a witness statement from a “Tiffany Doe,” who says that, in the ’90s, she was in charge of recruiting adolescent women to entertain guests at Epstein’s parties—and she personally saw the incident occur.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 27, 2016 at 10:37 pm #

        Women routinely make up stuff like this during divorce – look at what Angelina just said about Brad. Many of them retract their wild accusations when it comes time for Court – cuz they could get in trouble for perjury.

  76. Janos Skorenzy September 27, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

    Native Hawaiin separatists? Give them one of the Islands where they can live traditionally. No outside help. Think there will be many takers? Me neither. What they really want is more of the gibs we supply. At least the Papuans of New Guinea worshiped us as gods in order to try and get more cargo. Now the dark ones threaten and insult us. Things are going downhill faster and faster.

    In Canada, many Indians have two homes: one on the Northern Reservations and one in the Cities. Obviously very few want to go thru the northern winter under primitive conditions. Are they satisfied? No, as Buddha said, Desire is endless. They want more cargo, more gibs.

  77. Cold N. Holefield September 27, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

    Why is Trump complaining about his microcephaly now after the debate? I don’t think they would have the temerity to mess with his microcephaly. He’s paranoid.

  78. wpa_ccc September 27, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    “Poetic Justice: How Two Immigrants, A Muslim Man And A Latina, Sealed Trump’s Fate”

    “The Clinton camp elevated Machado and the Khans, and did so strategically, with an understanding that Trump would likely overreact. He didn’t disappoint.

    As president, Trump would face adversaries who also think strategically ? and his inability to keep his cool could have untold geopolitical consequences.

    Not only do Trump’s attacks display an outlandish degree of misogyny and Islamophobia, but perhaps more crucially, his outsized bullying of regular people exposes the phoniness of his so-called populism.

    That it was exposed by representatives of two populations Trump has especially demonized is, quite likely, an irony too rich for him to recognize.”

    “Poetic Justice: How Two Immigrants, A Muslim Man And A Latina, Sealed Trump’s Fate”

    Karma.

  79. wpa_ccc September 27, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

    “Why is Trump complaining … he is paranoid”

    Hillary missed an opportunity. When they both walked onto the stage and shook hands Hillary should have said, “Oh, I didn’t realize it was so small!”

  80. FincaInTheMountains September 27, 2016 at 7:03 pm #

    It is reported that after the attack of the Western coalition on the position of Syrian Army, Russian Navy ships located in the Mediterranean fired a precision strike by Caliber missiles against the intelligence center in Deir Izza in the west of Aleppo

    Three missiles destroyed all the equipment of a secret headquarters, and eliminated at least thirty employees of American, British, Israeli, Qatari and Turkish special services.

  81. JimInFlorida September 27, 2016 at 7:07 pm #

    Trump, being the high-pressure business predator, should be acutely aware of “Branding” and how important it is.

    If he can just get past his ego long enough, he can rebrand himself by announcing who he will nominate or appoint to important Federal agencies and his own Cabinet.

    He should know that his “brand” as a politician is weak and controversial. Even though his opponent is a pathological liar and classic Harpy, his own brand isn’t good enough to close the deal.

    He needs to announce his appointments and he MUST GUARANTEE that his appointments ARE NOT NEOCONS, Trilateralists, hedge fund hyenas, or affiliated with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

    For example, Trump’s nominees for the Department of Labor and NLRB better have solid Labor Union credentials.
    His Secretary of State better be at least as good as Russian FM Lavrov.
    His nominee for the Department of Education needs to show a solid plan to remand that agency’s functions back to the States, get rid of Common Core and No Child Left Behind, and close the DOE down.
    His Secretary of the Treasury better have a raging hard-on to enact the 1% Wall Street Sales Tax!
    His HHS nominee better be solidly behind Medicare For All and do whatever it takes to disarm the tax penalty provisions of Obamacare.

    By surrounding himself with quality POPULIST leadership will make the Trump Brand more appealing by showing that the Ingredients List is quality, even if the packaging has shortcomings. He can say,

    “Yeah I’m an obnoxious New York tycoon but, the ones who will be running the actual machine of the Federal Government are good people. They will not betray you because they aren’t the usual neocon globalist filth we’ve all suffered under for the past 40+ years.”

    • Cold N. Holefield September 27, 2016 at 7:19 pm #

      This is how I saw them last night. Kabuki Theater.

      So Happy Together

    • pequiste September 28, 2016 at 1:16 am #

      Politically savvy suggestions JimInFla.

      Send a copy via email or, better yet FAX, to the Mar-A-Lago maitre ‘D he can probably get it to Trump faster and more securely than a “192/256 bit encrypted” message on a gubbermint laptop.

  82. wpa_ccc September 27, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

    “Three missiles destroyed all the equipment of a secret headquarters, and eliminated at least thirty employees of American, British, Israeli, Qatari and Turkish special services.” –Finca

    Of the 30 how many Americans were killed by Putin in that attack?

    • JimInFlorida September 27, 2016 at 9:35 pm #

      Only the “Americans” who deserved to be splattered for doing their part on behalf of Muslim terrorists. Quislings and agents of the Imperial War Machine deserve no special protection from their crimes.

      Since time immemorial, saboteurs and spies have never been entitled to the protections afforded to legitimate prisoners of war. Russia did the right thing by obliterating that camp.

  83. Cold N. Holefield September 27, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

    Like I promised, I didn’t watch the Debate, but I’ve heard the rumors. I can’t believe Trump called Hillary Miss Piggy. That’s a tad bit insensitive, don’t you think? I bet Bill never called Monica Miss Piggy, even when she had his sticky stuff all over her eager chin. Bill’s a Class Act compared to Trump.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 27, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

      Machado went from a curvy 117 to 170. You can’t do that while wearing the crown, Cold. The Chiquita was an eating machine and Trump had every right to scold her.

      Clinton is an actual rapist. Trump is a gentleman, although brash at times. You are very easily confused by the psychopaths veneer of sophistication. A common failing.

      • Cold N. Holefield September 28, 2016 at 10:59 am #

        I am not easily confused by Trump’s veneer of sophistication. I fully realize that underneath that convoluted complexity atop his head there resides a deeply insecure individual with many inadequacies. I think it stems from the fact he wasn’t breastfed by his Mother. People don’t realize that there is an epidemic of psychically malnourished zombies in America precisely because they were not breastfed. Trump is a prime example of this malnourishment. Many try to overcompensate for this malnourishment and it only adds further insult to their psychical injury. A Fortune can never replace Mother’s Milk — it’s a poor, dysfunctional substitute.

        • malthuss September 28, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

          Its the Teat, not just what flows from it.
          The bonding.

          Breast milk from a bottle just isnt the same.

  84. Pucker September 27, 2016 at 10:52 pm #

    I didn’t see the debate live since I was at work during the debate.

    I read the MSM post-debate comments on the Internet, which gave the impression that Hillary embarrassed Trump. Late afternoon, I was quite surprised when I received an email from an American friend in the US who thinks that Trump won the debate.

    I watched the debate last night via YouTube. My impression was that Trump held his own and Trump may have arguably won. Frankly, I was a bit surprised since Trump is just a real estate developer and TV personality. In contrast Hillary is a Senator, US Secretary of State, Corporate Lawyer. As such, Hillary should have wiped the floor with Trump. That did not happened, and Trump may have arguably “won” the debate, depending upon how you define “win”.

    Anyway, it’s all just a big Freak Show now. As George Carlin said: “When you’re born into this life you’re given a ticket to the freak show. If you’re born in the US, you’re given a front row seat.”

    Huge strategic win for Trump.

  85. FincaInTheMountains September 28, 2016 at 2:22 am #

    The main intrigue of the current UN General Assembly is the danger of a nuclear war, in comparison to which the Cuban missile crisis is reminiscent of the children’s fight in a sandbox, Christian genocide in Syria and apocalyptic tragedy taking place there, absolutely incredible elections taking place in US and too credible elections just conducted in Russia.

    But the most important thing is that the current session of the General Assembly, which Russian President Vladimir Putin refused to attend, is a brazen attempt to revise the results of World War II, as a negation of UN itself.

    And the fact that in this affair the decisive moment came as a result of the bombing of a Christian enclave, where in the early 20th century already once there was a horrific genocide of Armenian Christians, which subsequently inspired Hitler’s Holocaust, more and more makes us think that these attempts to review the results of WWII for 30 years go hand in hand with the most outspoken anti-Christianity, and this, in turn, in retrospect suggests what significant part of the Russian people feels already.

    Namely, that the Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany was really a Sacred War, contrary to certain aspects of the communist ideology, the Christian War against the image of hell on earth.

    Meanwhile, the Republican candidate Donald Trump, who has become a symbol and to some extent the cause of the changes, at first tried to defend himself against charges of excessive sympathy to Putin by threatening statements against the Russian pilots, flying too close to American ships. But recently, he began to flaunt his sympathies to Putin, as if teasing his rival in the election Hillary Clinton. And before that Trump has proven that he is well aware how dangerous is a foe he has to deal with, especially that an independent service was created by him to monitor his chances of success.

    Therefore, the fact that he flaunts his sympathies to Putin, means that this service has told him that such policy brings him votes and ads to his chance of winning against Hillary Clinton. And this, in turn, suggests that the majority of the American people share the Russian point of view on the events in Aleppo, which Churkin voiced rather than Samantha Power.

    And Trump knows better than anyone else that behind Hillary Clinton loom not only ISIS thugs and cannibals of al-Nusra, but the shadow of Nazi Germany, the Borman’s NSDAP money and beneficiaries of the Watergate affair that brought the end to Détente.

    • pdxr13 September 28, 2016 at 2:42 am #

      “….the Russian people feels already.

      Namely, that the Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany was really a Sacred War, contrary to certain aspects of the communist ideology, the Christian War against the image of hell on earth. ”

      This is not unreasonable, considering the number of Russian/Soviet dead. Americans produced considerable goods for the Front (as did Soviet factories), but the USSR produced the men. The Red Armies did what they do, and defended the Motherland until cold finished the job. They might have done more, with the leadership that had been purged, but they did enough. This kind of sacrifice is the stuff of legend.

  86. tucsonspur September 28, 2016 at 3:29 am #

    Response to malthuss up thread:

    Yes, yes. Some whites fear blacks, some both hate and fear them. And vice versa.

    What I was trying to point out is the depth of the divide. I should have included comparable white rantings. At least part, and perhaps not a small part, of all the racial angst is psycho-sexual in nature.

    You’re white, and a black man that you don’t know is going to take your girlfriend out to dinner. What are you thinking? Oh puhleeez, be honest!

    Ever heard the phrase, “if she has black she won’t go back”?
    Essentially,that’s what Eldridge was saying then and blacks are still saying it. So, ‘ya think she’ll come back?

    • malthuss September 28, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

      I do not think many Blacks fear Whites.
      Not many.

      Whites have every reason to fear the ferals. AND YOU KNOW THAT TO BE TRUE.

      • tucsonspur September 28, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

        It is true that the rope cannot be used as freely as it used to be.

        Yes, feral blacks are to be feared, by both whites and non feral blacks.

  87. NickS September 28, 2016 at 3:34 am #

    James has gone from being a man of clear-sighted reason to one of knee-jerk racism. I now look on all his writing from this perspective and wonder if there is anything there that is actually factual. The peak oil community shades off rather too easily into dodgy social/racial politics and a who-gives-a-fuck attitude to the rest of humanity.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 28, 2016 at 4:31 am #

      Because Blacks are more important than anything. The de facto God of the Liberal. And what a miserable God for a miserable people.

  88. dolph9 September 28, 2016 at 5:18 am #

    In America:
    Whites are the Romans.
    Jews are the, well, Jews.
    Blacks are the minority that were always in Rome but never part of the system.
    Asians and Hispanics are the barbarian invading tribes under which the new systems will emerge once Rome collapses.

    And that’s all she wrote.

    • JimInFlorida September 28, 2016 at 6:45 am #

      Unlike ancient Rome, which was invaded from without, ZOG Amerika’s own invasion was initially from within; by barbarians created within our own institutions.

      The first wave of that internal invasion happened during the 1960’s, when Academe became the New Left’s bootcamp and formed the New Barbarians. They removed all social and political protections from the body-politic, thus creating a political form of AIDS. ZOG Amerika, thus crippled from national AIDS, was consequentially infected from without and we are in History’s ICU. Our prognosis is grim and terminal.

      History’s Medical Examiner will record, “Death by self-inflicted wounds resulting in massive infection and cancer.”

      History’s Crime Scene Investigator will find Jewish fingerprints all over the body and implements of self-destruction. But, those findings will be sealed forever and the CSI will be fired for even recording the evidence.

  89. FincaInTheMountains September 28, 2016 at 9:18 am #

    “Of the 30 how many Americans were killed by Putin in that attack?” — wpa

    Russia has appropriate means of delivery and perpetrators of terrorist acts should not feel safe anywhere in the world.

  90. Cold N. Holefield September 28, 2016 at 10:52 am #

    The Red Armies did what they do, and defended the Motherland until cold finished the job. They might have done more, with the leadership that had been purged, but they did enough. This kind of sacrifice is the stuff of legend.

    It’s a bit more complex than all that. Many Conscripts were given he option of being executed on the spot by their own comrades or being a human sandbag for the river of German lead & mortar flooding the Heart of Russia. It was a Faustian Bargain — damned if you do, damned if you don’t. I’d hardly call that a sacrifice. Many didn’t have a choice in the matter. Anyhow, that was then and this is now. Apples & Oranges. If Lloyd Bentsen was alive, he’d say to Vlad, “I knew Stalin, Mr. Putin, and let me tell you, you are no Stalin.” Thank God (if there is one or even many).

    • FincaInTheMountains September 28, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

      Cold, without having any deep knowledge of the matter, you are bad-mouthing the defenders of Russia during WWII, including my immediate family.

      The numbers of volunteers were huge, including prisoners of Gulag. It was a Sacred War.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 28, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

        “Including prisoners of the gulag” – they were “volunteers” too? Well said. Everyone was a slave in the old Soviet Union. And as Stalin said, “It takes a brave man not to be a hero in my army.”

        Vast numbers of “Whites”, or Russians and Eastern Europeans who had fought against Communism and joined the Allies, were delivered back into Stalin’s hands by Eisenhower in Operation Keelhaul – to almost certain death. People have to realize: Eisenhower was a Monster.

        • JimInFlorida September 28, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

          It would be an epic shock and tragedy if Eisenhower’s historical statue were pulled down! He is viewed as the POTUS during America’s zenith. He was the face of our societal and industrial glory during the 1950’s. It’s entirely possible that We Teh Sheep were flooded with prosperity and good feeling to prevent us from seeing the secret treachery of America’s foreign policy at the time.

          Go back through American history, and it is largely full of betrayal, tyranny, treason, treachery, and moral shortcomings. Do we dare admit that Howard Zinn’s History Book was right after all?

          • Janos Skorenzy September 29, 2016 at 2:47 am #

            I’ll just quote Blake in response, “A truth told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.”

            And of course Zinn leaves out the good that balances out the bad – and that’s another form of lying.

  91. Cold N. Holefield September 28, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

    http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/grisly-truth-about-how-world-war-ii-was-won/ri6688#comment-2018804930

    It was American, and British, lend lease material that kept Russia in the war. Westerners are too quick to give Stalin credit for what their own parents / grandparents actually accomplished.

    The USSR during WWII built 109,000 tanks of all types. The United States supplied the USSR with over 425 MILLION TONS of steel during the war, enough to build over 16 MILLION tanks. Every single tank that the USSR built during the war was, in effect, built with American Steel. How many tanks and artillery pieces would Russia have built without the 425 million tons of American steel? How would the Red army have survived without the 500 million pounds of pork, 600 million pounds of sausage, 2.4 Billion pounds of canned meats, 500 million pounds of beans and millions upon millions of pounds of other American foodstuffs? Do you think the 100,000+ Studebaker trucks provided to Russia had no use at all? In large part the WWII Red army was fed, clothed, armed and transported by American goods.

    Without American trucks, food, clothing, tools, raw materials of every imaginable sort (steel, aluminum, molybdenum, magnesium, chromium, mercury, tungsten etc.) Russia could not have produced those numbers of tanks, artillery and aircraft. They could not have supported them in the field; they could not have fed or clothed their own troops. Yes they tied down the majority of the German Army, but they would not have done so without American aid. At best they would have fought a long drawn out defensive battle against the Germans but they would not have been able to go on the offensive, at worst they would simply have been over ran and knocked out of the war by ~1943.

    The oft stated claim that “the Allies could not have won without Russia” is exactly 180 degrees off from the truth as Russia could not have won without the Allies, mainly America. Could the allies or the US in particular, have won the war against Germany without Russia? Yes, I believe the US would have won regardless of Russia. For one simple reason: the Atlantic Ocean. Germany could not have defeated the US without invading the US, and that was simply beyond Germany capabilities. Germany industry was no match for American industry; the US would have defeated Germany regardless of Russia. The same cannot be said of Russia as Russia had no Ocean separating her from Germany and Russia industry was not on par with American industry. The US would have the atomic bomb by 1945 and the B-36 by 1946, Germany would be doomed.

    Read “Russia’s Life-Saver: Lend-Lease Aid to the U.S.S.R. in World War II” by Albert L. Weeks

    And don’t forget that Stalin was on Hitler’s side in invading and dividing Poland. And then after the war he enslaved Eastern Europe after “liberating” those countries from Hitler.

    • FincaInTheMountains September 28, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

      Cold, nobody’s denying huge contribution Roosevelt’s America made to the cause of Allied Victory. And Russia 100% paid back on a Lend-Lease program with good Siberian gold and several times, by starting premature offensive on the Eastern Front, saving American ass in Europe.

      But still, it was mainly Russian blood.

      • Cold N. Holefield September 28, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

        I’m not denying your immediate family didn’t make sacrifices. I’m trying to keep it real. Stalin was a Tyrant who presided over an Iron Fist Tyranny. Not everyone was equally willing to spill their blood and sacrifice their lives for the Bloody, Ruthless Madman against an equally Bloody, Ruthless Madman, but they also knew if they dissented, they would die also, so they might as well go-with-the-coerced-flow and die for Mother Russia.

        • elysianfield September 29, 2016 at 3:47 pm #

          ” Stalin was a Tyrant who presided over an Iron Fist Tyranny.”

          Yes, and in retrospect, the Russian People loved him and pine for him even today.

      • Cold N. Holefield September 28, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

        Russian Blood and American Sweat.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 28, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

      Yes, and Americans of Jewish persuasion financed the Communist Revolution itself, as well as “Swedes”, “Germans”, etc of Jewish persuasion. The Russian revolution wasn’t the Russian Revolution, but in fact, a Jewish coup.

      • malthuss September 28, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

        Were Jewish free thinkers killed?

        • Janos Skorenzy September 29, 2016 at 3:21 am #

          Some of the anarchists got into trouble. Killed? Not sure. Later Stalin killed some Jews once he realized they weren’t serious about the Soviet Union, it just being their vehicle towards world domination.

  92. FincaInTheMountains September 28, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

    Figures of past Russian rulers, like Ivan the Terrible or Stalin, are not for foreigners to judge, but for Russian people. Westerners mostly fall for Hollywoodish style Russophobe propaganda, not historical facts.

    And the most hated Russian rulers in the West in the past and now are the one who turned Russia into a powerful Empire, standing in a way of Western exceptionalism.

    • Cold N. Holefield September 28, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

      That’s priceless, Finca. All day every day you spam this blog with insane Russian propaganda about America to include our politicians, or especially about our politicians, and then you tell us we cannot have an opinion about Russia’s Tyrants.

      Screw off — you and your Communist friends don’t get to decide if I get to have an opinion — not yet at least, and hopefully never. If Trump becomes POTUS, all bets are off and perhaps that’s why you’re pulling for him.

      • FincaInTheMountains September 28, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

        ..insane Russian propaganda about America to include our politicians

        A small price, really, Americans have to pay for the privilege of [t]axing the entire world with dollar-dominated world financial system.

        Otherwise, it would be taxation without representation, and you would hate that, wouldn’t you?

      • malthuss September 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

        Only a ((( ))) would post that?

      • JimInFlorida September 28, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

        Finca’s propaganda is not entirely Russian so, just take it with many grains of salt. One has to sift through a lot of Jewish psychology to find the Russian part of his thinking.

        Too bad we don’t have any Orthodox Russians in the CFN forum to present a more legitimate Russian view of the world.

        If there ARE Orthodox Russians here, introduce yourselves!!!

    • Janos Skorenzy September 28, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

      Putin is just beginning the baby steps of revisioning history that will ultimately reveal Stalin as a psychopath – and yes, the Jews were on the wrong side as ever.

      Our Lady of Fatima said salvation will come from the East as did Communism in its outward form. Russian Orthodoxy may save the world.

  93. wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 2:03 pm #

    “Trump is a gentleman…” –janos

    Correct. Very polite. Very courteous to Hillary.

    Trump is a gentleman and that is why, when Hillary attacked, Trump allowed Hillary to pound him into the ground. (like the Muslim Kahn family who showed Trump has lost no one and made no sacrifice)

    Trump was not able to use the phrase “crooked Hillary” to her face. Hillary completely dominated Trump. (like Trump completely dominated a 13-year old girl in the Jane Doe federal rape case)

    Hillary has learned how to completely disarm Trump. Trump is weak and defenseless against her. Trump is a cowardly weakling with no balls. Hillary’s balls are bigger, and she schooled Trump in the “debate.” (Just like Alicia Machado, Miss Piggy, Miss Housekeeper is now schooling Trump, taking him down)

  94. wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

    “They fucked with Trump’s microphone…” –janos

    The problem with the microphone is serious. What a microphone does is to project and accurately transmit Trump’s rantings, ravings, and his incoherent rambling thought train. This is a serious problem and I, too, blame the microphone for picking up Trump’s voice and transmitting it to the public.

  95. wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

    “Even as Mr. Trump’s advisers publicly backed him on Tuesday and praised his debate performance, they were privately awash in second-guessing about why he stopped attacking Mrs. Clinton on trade and character issues and instead grew erratic, impatient and subdued as the night went on. In interviews, seven campaign aides and advisers, most of whom sought anonymity to speak candidly, expressed frustration and discouragement over their candidate’s performance Monday night.” –NYT

    As Mr. Trump’s advisers now know, it wasn’t the moderator, it wasn’t the microphone, it is that Trump is a coward, he is Hillary’s subdued bitch.

    • JimInFlorida September 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

      Hillary is saturated with criminal energy. The black spirit radiating from The Harpy would cause fear in any normal human being.

      By herself, she is nothing. She is the focal point of a massive Crime Syndicate behind her and THAT is to be feared. Such organized evil must be exterminated by any means necessary or civilization is doomed.

      Russia has shown its expertise in placing a tiny grain of Polonium in just the right place to get rid of troublemakers. Putin can literally save the world by getting rid of Hillary; including her inner circle. If he can also exterminate a few hundred billionaires while he’s at it, that would further ensure humanity’s survival and recuperation.

  96. volodya September 28, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

    I think Cold is right, it’s nonsensical that only Russians get to judge Russian rulers. After all, Russians lorded over and abused a much wider realm involving not just Russians but other ethnicities as well.

    For another, the effect of Russian decrees slop over the borders into neighboring countries. Russians were expansionist from early days, greedy for land and resources, something the neighbors couldn’t fail to notice. So let’s don’t be ridiculous and pretend that disasters like WW1 were ALL Germany’s fault. Czar Nicky and his henchmen weren’t innocent bystanders. Germany didn’t have a monopoly on imperial ambitions with psychopathic generals doing the bidding of an alcoholic and syphilitic aristocracy. These were maladies widespread in the tyrannic Russian elites.

    As far as the US dollar goes, it may be diseased ooze from the infected orifices of the Fed, but nonetheless, the alternatives are worse. Does the Euro have credibility? Every day, in that neck of the woods, the news gets worse, besieged borders, collapsing banks, restive citizens telling their billionaire betters to fuck off with their schemes. And tell me, would a Russian rather be paid in rubles or dollars?

  97. tucsonspur September 28, 2016 at 5:35 pm #

    Bush looked into Putin’s eyes and said he could see his soul. Many others, from a photographer for Time magazine to Bob Gates and Leon Panetta said they saw Power.

    I don’t think they saw the power of the soul, but rather, the soul of Power. The devil’s power?

    http://news.sky.com/story/the-putin-critics-who-have-been-assassinated-10369350

  98. tucsonspur September 28, 2016 at 6:43 pm #

    It’s not the end, but I bet it’s close to it. The Arizona Republic endorsed Clinton!

    It seems that Trump will have to use over a hundred million of his own money to catch up to Clinton’s advertising spree, as ineffective as it may have been, up to NOW.

    It’s crunch time, and it will take something big for Trump to win it.
    Absolutely demolishing Clinton in the next two debates is a must.

    If she is not left bruised and battered, “bleeding from wherever”, he loses.

  99. Pucker September 28, 2016 at 7:46 pm #

    So what do the TV campaign ads look like now in the US?

    I see that Hillary is running ads in Arizona showing a lot of small children confronted by Trump as the Bogey Man scaring them.

    It’s so insane… Mass Mind Manipulation….

  100. patdanehy@yahoo.com September 28, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

    have some decency Jim. In the cell phone video you can see there is no gun on the street when the woman first walks up to the scene. You can also see the gun was thrown on the ground by the officer doing the chest compressions. That’s a throw down gun. I personally had a former officer tell me they all carry throw down guns.

    • elysianfield September 29, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

      ” I personally had a former officer tell me they all carry throw down guns.”

      Jesus…That statement is absolutely ridiculous…some carry throw down knives….

  101. wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

    “It’s so insane…” –Pucker

    I agree. It is insane to expose children to the obscene words of Trump. Hillary should be brought up for child abuse for airing ads that contain Trump’s words at hours when children may hear them.

    • wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

      Trump is clearly a pedophile. He has raped a 13-year old with a witness present (lawsuit for rape now pending against Donald).

      Trump raped his ex-wife (she described the rape in her book).

      Trump has stated publicly several times that he wants to bang Ivanka.

      Trump discussed the size of his genitals during a nationally broadcast Republican debate.

      Children must be protected from Trump the rapist.

  102. beantownbill. September 28, 2016 at 8:25 pm #

    It’s so sad to see how far our once-puissant country has fallen. A European friend of mine, who’s in regular contact with people back home, tells me Europeans are laughing at us and calling us idiots. And who can blame them?

    I’m an optimist, but there’s a point at which reality forces the aware ones to open their eyes to what has happened to our homeland. It has now apparent that America has been brought low – mostly by our own (in)actions. We don’t deserve our formerly lofty position. I, for one, am prepping for tomorrow. I have no illusions I could survive for long, but I owe it to my loved ones to try to last through the worst times, at least.

    On a brighter note (/sarc), I wonder if any posters here besides me are sick of the Jew- and Black – baiting nazis that post on this site. It’s obvious that they are so hate-filled as to be totally useless and irrational. I’d love to see others here reply telling me they wish these wretches weren’t here. If no one else agrees with me, sie la vie, but imho, they will ultimately bring this site down.

    • malthuss September 28, 2016 at 8:47 pm #

      I knew someone who visited Europe last year.
      She has been there many times.
      She didnt like the changes.
      Europe is further along on the collapse than USA.
      I dont understand White europeans. That includes the censorship that they voted in.

      On a separate note,

      You might enjoy this permaculture channel,

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

      • beantownbill. September 28, 2016 at 9:26 pm #

        That may be so, but what’s a few year’s difference?

        • Janos Skorenzy September 29, 2016 at 2:37 am #

          Millions of Muslims and the terror they’ve caused – creating a police state in response.

          Are you for real?

          • malthuss September 29, 2016 at 10:36 am #

            Let him be.

            What about NJ train wreck?

  103. wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 8:30 pm #

    “I wonder if any posters here besides me are sick of the Jew- and Black – baiting nazis that post on this site.” –beantown

    I too am sick of the nazis here. I am disgusted that JHK allows this site to be a forum for racists, misogynists, and antisemites when they have Storm Front for that, although even some Storm Front white supremacists are withdrawing support for Trump.

    • beantownbill. September 28, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

      Thank you.

    • malthuss September 28, 2016 at 8:52 pm #

      WP BS, you can always stop posting here and get your own blog.

      • wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 8:55 pm #

        What’s a blog? Can you explain what to do?

        Meanwhile, the neo-nazis are here, left in peace? No way!

      • beantownbill. September 28, 2016 at 9:19 pm #

        In time, your ilk will go the way all hate groups go: with a whimper. I’m not concerned about that, it is just tiresome to constantly hear people advertise their own ignorance. I’m sorry for your self-hatred because you are gay, and sorry for your low dou

        • beantownbill. September 28, 2016 at 9:20 pm #

          Ble- digit IQ.

          • malthuss September 29, 2016 at 10:36 am #

            So I am not the only one who spells wrong, once in a while.

  104. beantownbill. September 28, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

    I believe what I am asking CFNers is the equivalent of upvoting on my comment as it’s done on other websites.

  105. wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 9:10 pm #

    SCIENTIFIC POLL FINDS TRUMP IS THE LOSER

    By a 27-point margin, 49 percent to 22 percent, American viewers of Monday’s presidential debate said that Clinton did a better job than Trump.

    Those results are broadly in line with other scientific post-debate polls, which also found a sizable advantage for Clinton. (A spate of online reader “polls,” which Trump has touted as showing him ahead, have no scientific grounding whatsoever.)

    • FincaInTheMountains September 29, 2016 at 4:41 am #

      Shut up and calculate!

  106. wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 9:16 pm #

    Did anyone celebrate Earth Overshoot Day? That is the day when the world’s population officially exhausts all the natural resources the Earth can generate in a single year, as defined by the sustainability think tank, Global Footprint Network.

    What exactly does that mean for humanity, and more importantly, the environment? Overshoot depletes the Earth of its natural capital and catalyzes a buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, environmentalists say.

    That buildup drastically harms the environment through deforestation, drought, fresh-water scarcity, soil erosion, and biodiversity loss, according to GFN. All of these degenerative conditions lead to excessive ecological spending, and Overshoot Day serves as a reminder that the global population needs to implement greener solutions before natural resources drop to dangerous levels.
    GFN estimates that the current population demands the resources of 1.6 Earths.

    The UN provided the first reliable statistics on the matter in 1961. Since then, humanity’s demand for resources has quickly exceeded the amount nature could provide, with the planet reaching global overshoot in the early 1970s.

    In 2000, Earth Overshoot Day landed in October. It’s occurrence in August this year reflects the rapidly expanding demands placed on the planet’s natural resources.

    The later the world acts on these changes, the harder they will be to reverse, according to Marco Lambertini, director general of the World Wide Fund for Nature International and Mathis Wackernagel, president of the GFN.

    “Addressing resource constraints requires reshaping our use of resources like forests and energy, with profound effects on our infrastructure and lifestyles,” write Mr. Lambertini and Mr. Wackernagel.

    In addition to reforming the use of ecological resources, influential figures also need to consider whether the Earth can support the globe’s growing population, which the UN recently announced is likely to reach 11 billion by 2100.

    If the world doesn’t take action, we would use up the resources equivalent to two planets by 2030, with Earth Overshoot Day moving up on the calendar to the end of June, according to GFN.

    International leaders are scheduled to tackle global warming and other impending issues at the UN’s upcoming climate agreement in December, with the shared goal requiring nations to implement policies to completely phase out fossil fuels by 2070.

    “Assuming global carbon emissions are reduced by at least 30 percent below today’s levels by 2030,” writes the GFN, “Earth Overshoot Day could be moved back on the calendar to September 16, 2030.”

    “Overshoot Day: Humanity demands natural resources of 1.6 Earths.” Christian Science Monitor

    • beantownbill. September 28, 2016 at 9:23 pm #

      Don’t worry, the Earth itself has a self-sustaining balancing system that will eliminate the overshoot. Unfortunately, it will bring a lot of suffering.

      • wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 9:56 pm #

        Define suffering. If overshoot causes a die-off due to starvation, then Mother Nature is beneficial to Earth and suffering is minimized. Humans dying starvation do not necessarily suffer. A common way that starvation ends a person’s life is by causing heart problems. Based on anecdotal accounts, it seems that cardiac arrest may be among the better ways to die, while heart attacks are more protracted and can sometimes be intensely painful.

        • wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 9:59 pm #

          I should explain that members of my family, due to age or terminal illness, have chosen to voluntarily starve themselves to death. After a few days without food, chemicals known as ketones build up in the blood. These chemicals cause a mild euphoria that serves as an anesthetic. The weakening brain also releases a surge of feel-good hormones called endorphins — the same chemical that prompts the so-called “runner’s high.”

          So, again, I ask you to define “suffering” and why you think overshoot will cause suffering.

        • beantownbill. September 28, 2016 at 11:53 pm #

          I would say that watching your five year old daughter die of starvation would cause you great suffering. Your life is more than just your own body.

          Also, nature can end the overshoot in many different ways besides lack of food, e.g. slowly dying an excruciating death from some new virus resulting from a mutation caused by environmental damage, dying from exposure to extreme weather changes, succumbing to sepsis from lack of proper medical care after being wounded, watching your family getting shot by roving bands of starving marauders or being tortured by same to divulge where you stashed your own resources, etc., etc, etc.
          ,

  107. wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 9:50 pm #

    On the CNN Commander-in-Chief forum, the soldiers are grilling Obama. Based on the soldiers’ biases and prejudices and PC thinking, they are asking questions like these:

    Why doesn’t Obama say the words “Islamic jihadists”? Why is Kaepernick allowed to take a knee and hurt the soldiers’ tender feelings? Why are mixed gender units allowed in combat?

    Obama is patiently explaining to his troops why PC is not the way to go. My question is why does Obama continue to act responsibly as a president? Why does he subject himself to these insulting questions by ignorants soldiers? He should be out playing golf or at home enjoying his family. Obama has been a better Commander-in-Chief than the USA deserves. He has been far too dedicated to the troops, and only receives hatred for his efforts. Obama is a noble Christian soldier.

  108. wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 10:10 pm #

    WILL OVERSHOOT DIE-OFF CAUSE SUFFERING?

    “Marc Newhouse describes his mother’s VSED (Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking) experience:

    I had been a nurse for a decade, and the traditional wisdom is that a death by dehydration is agonizing.

    I did the research … there were reports that it had been done, and that it was not as uncomfortable as I had assumed.
    […]
    I had read that the body might produce endorphins after the third day of the fast. I had also read that the sensation of thirst and hunger fade and perhaps disappear after the third or fourth day.

    My mother disputed that. But she also said, “it hasn’t been too bad,” when someone asked her what it was like, to be five days without food or drink.

    The last week of her life had a serenity and depth that affected everybody … even the man who came to pick up her corpse; he heard the story, shook his head, and said, “that’s the way I want to go.”

    She said farewell to her friends, she resolved three unfinished pieces of business, and then, on the eighth day of her fast, she fell into a coma.

    And died three days later.

    Studies have shown that the majority of dying patients never experience hunger, and in those who do, small amounts of food and fluids, offered whenever the person wants, relieves the hunger.

    And regarding dehydration:

    Dehydration in a seriously ill person with a terminal condition, and in the frail elderly, is not painful. In fact, frail elderly persons have a blunted sense of thirst, which allows them to slip rather easily into a dehydrated state. This is generally characterized by increased sleepiness and less mental alertness without other signs of distress. In the dying patient, studies have shown that the majority never experience thirst, or only initially, and the thirst that occurs is easily alleviated by small amounts of fluids or ice chips given by mouth, and by lubricating the lips.”

  109. Pucker September 28, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

    I wonder to what extent the American Cult of Self Esteem, i.e. teaching kids that they are “Special” creates a Mass Neurosis since the Reality is that most people are NOT “Special”? Psychologically, it’s like driving into the brick wall of Reality. The BLM movement inculcates the false notion that black lives actually matter. They don’t. Most poor people without skills are superfluous. Most white people try to avoid the black underclass in the same way that people try to avoid panhandlers asking for spare change.

    • wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 11:09 pm #

      “the Reality is that most people are NOT “Special” –Pucker

      Define “special” … the reality is everyone is unique and in that way special.

      Special means “different from what is normal or usual” and, when it comes to human beings, we are all a little bit different. We are not identical robots.

      I would argue that there are 37.2 Trillion cells in my body and they are ALL special. I love them all.

      • Pucker September 28, 2016 at 11:24 pm #

        The American Self Esteem Movement may be a dysfunctional outgrowth of Feminism? Women got more power and then they started messing up the kids by teaching the kids that they’re “Special”. Little Billy is stupid and obese, but he thinks he’s ok because Miss Miller gave him a Participation Award in his 7th grade cheese class.

      • Pucker September 28, 2016 at 11:25 pm #

        You love your individual cells?

        • malthuss September 29, 2016 at 12:46 am #

          There is the ‘Myth of Self Esteem’ and yes, character [morals]
          was replaced by ‘feel good’ self esteem.

          I dont relate much to DOCTOR!!! Laura but she has gone into this dilemma. The difference between doing good and feeling good.

          Its like 1970, sonny gets in trouble with the law. Parents are unhappy that sonny broke the law.
          1990, Sonny is arrested. Parents side with lawbreaking son against police.

  110. wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 11:05 pm #

    HILLARY INCREASES LEAD OVER TRUMP NATIONWIDE

    2016 General Election: Trump vs. Clinton

    48% Hillary Clinton

    43% Donald Trump

    Currently tracking 302 polls from 39 pollsters (update 1 hour ago)

    Trump is toast.

  111. sauerkraut September 28, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    Congress just over-rode the veto, and now US citizens are free to file suit against Saudi Arabia. Thus does a (mainly) republican congress repudiate Richard Nixon’s great achievement, the petro-dollar.

    And the end of the petro-dollar is just the beginning; the beginning of the end of lots of things is now very much in the air. The next occupant of the White House will get the blame, but this over-ride is the fulcrum.

  112. wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 11:16 pm #

    Michelle Obama kicked Trump’s ass over birther issue today.

    “When making life-or-death, war-or-peace decisions, a president can’t just pop off or lash out irrationally,” she said on behalf of the Democratic presidential nominee at La Salle University in Philadelphia. “We need an adult in the White House. I guarantee you.”

    Michelle Obama criticized Trump over his spreading of the birther conspiracy theory, continuing a rebuke she first made earlier this month while stumping for Clinton in Virginia.

    “There are those who questioned and continue to question for the past eight years whether my husband was even born in this country,” Obama said to boos. “And let me say: hurtful, deceitful questions deliberately designed to undermine his presidency. Questions that cannot be blamed on others or swept under the rug by an insincere sentence uttered at a press conference.”

    “So if a candidate is erratic and threatening, if a candidate traffics in prejudice, fear and lies on the campaign trail, if a candidate thinks that not paying taxes makes you smart or that it’s good business when people lose their homes, if a candidate regularly and flippantly makes cruel and insulting comments about women — about how we look, how we act — well, sadly, that’s who that candidate really is,” she said.

    ————————————

    Will Trump hit back? No, Trump is a weakling, subdued when confronted by a strong woman. Witness Trump’s subdued manner when Hillary took him to the woodshed.

  113. wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

    Petrodollar collapse? Yawn. People have been worrying about “petrodollars” forever.

    1999 … “The Perils of the Petro-State: Reflections on the Paradox of Plenty”

    2000 … “The Hidden Hand of American Hegemony: Petrodollar Recycling and International Markets”

    2003 … “From Petrodollars to Petroeuros: Are the Dollar’s Days as an International Reserve Currency Drawing to an End?”

    2004 … “Petrodollar Warfare”

    etc. etc. etc. per secula seculorum

    Wake me when Saudi Arabia starts using petro-yen or petro-rubles, instead of petro-dollars.

  114. Pucker September 28, 2016 at 11:41 pm #

    The BLM movement may be a bit like those grotesque mendicants in India with the horrible, often self-inflicted disfigurements? The more grotesque they look, the more sympathy and money they garner. Similarly, the narrative that the police are out to exterminate black people invites maximum sympathy for black people irregardless of Reality.

  115. wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 11:50 pm #

    TRUMP IS A EUGENICIST … (like P4W’s RACIST ANTI-IMMIGRANT JOHN TANTON)

    The Frontline documentary “The Choice,” which premiered this week on PBS, reveals that Trump agrees with the dangerous and abusive theory of eugenics.

    Trump’s father instilled in him the idea that their family’s success was genetic, according to Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio.

    “The family subscribes to a racehorse theory of human development,” D’Antonio says in the documentary. “They believe that there are superior people and that if you put together the genes of a superior woman and a superior man, you get a superior offspring.”

    The Huffington Post dug back through the archives and found numerous examples of Trump suggesting that intellect and success are purely genetic qualities and that having “the right genes” gave him his “very good brain.”

    IMPEACH TRUMP ON NOV. 8 !

    • Janos Skorenzy September 29, 2016 at 2:41 am #

      Good news indeed. Blood will tell. The acorn falls close to the tree. Cats mate with cats not dogs. The sky is blue. Blacks are violent.

  116. wpa_ccc September 28, 2016 at 11:59 pm #

    “The BLM movement may be a bit like those grotesque mendicants in India” –Pucker

    11 BLM ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2015

    1. Black Lives Matter leaders met with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

    2. The Say Her Name Campaign raised awareness about police violence against black women.

    3. Mizzou student protests lead to university president’s resignation.

    4. Campus racism protests forced schools to reckon with their racial history.

    5. Activists protested the Confederate flag and fought for its removal from public spaces.

    6. The issues of the black trans community became widely recognized.

    7. Black students at the University of California prompted the school to pull out $30 million from prison investments.

    8. The road where Sandra was stopped by police was renamed in her honor.

    9. Activists launched Campaign Zero to help combat police violence.

    10. Black musicians banded together for a benefit concert around racial inequality.

    11. Activists launched the Police Union Contract Project to help ‘check the police.’

    • elysianfield September 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

      “11 BLM ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2015”

      12. Likely “Negro overload” in the majority of the U.S. population….

  117. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 12:16 am #

    Clint Eastwood had a better debate performance when he lost to the chair than Trump had against Hillary.

    Of course Trump’s mic planted at his podium on purpose. The mic had the defect of picking up everything Trump said.

    • malthuss September 29, 2016 at 12:48 am #

      If the world doesn’t take action, we would use up the resources equivalent to two planets by 2030,

      Really? Where would earthlings get a second planet to lay to waste?

      • wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 1:34 am #

        If is conditional. 2030 is the future. You know the answer to your question, or your name is not malthuss.

  118. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 12:41 am #

    TRUMP SUPPORT CRUMBLING AMONG CONSERVATIVES

    The Arizona Republic’s editorial board didn’t struggle much with the decision to break with more than 120 years of tradition.

    “In the end, it was an easy decision because of watching Donald Trump throughout this election,” said Nicole Carroll, the paper’s editor and vice president for news. Trump’s statements, actions, and “how he conducts himself,” she said, left the conservative editorial board “no choice but to endorse Hillary Clinton.”

    Carroll stressed Wednesday that the paper’s endorsement of a Democratic nominee ? the first in its 126-year history ? was an affirmative recommendation of Clinton and not simply an anti-Trump stance. Indeed, editors touted Clinton’s “steady hand, a cool head and the ability to think carefully before acting.” Trump, they wrote, “is not conservative and he is not qualified.”

    The Arizona Republic’s board is the latest in a string of conservative editorial boards who broke with precedent to back Clinton.

  119. malthuss September 29, 2016 at 12:52 am #

    Cold,

    If Trump becomes POTUS, all bets are off and perhaps that’s why you’re pulling for him. Finca.

    IOW, Trump wants WW3 more than Hitlery?

  120. Pucker September 29, 2016 at 1:07 am #

    They’re abusing black people by telling black people that they’re “Special”.

    • wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 1:30 am #

      Blacks are special. We all are special. Humans may be called “naked apes,” but most of us wear clothing, a fact that makes us unique in the animal kingdom. Black lives matter. Black lives are special. Blacks, with their traditions of soul music, negro spirituals, etc. have the special presence of a spirit that makes them both special and superior, nobler, perhaps the noblest of the human species. That specialness of Blacks has caused white envy and persecution of Blacks by whites. Whites are unfortunately less spiritual, more violence prone, and morally challenged (slavery, use of nuclear weapons, etc.)

      • Pucker September 29, 2016 at 1:46 am #

        ” We all are special.”—-This is an example of a non sequitur.

        • Pucker September 29, 2016 at 1:51 am #

          A non sequitur—Like Obama playing golf; or Hillary playing the good Mother, faithful Wife Madonna figure.

        • wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 1:51 am #

          Just like snowflakes, no two people are alike, even if they’re identical twins. This has been proved scientifically through genetic research from The University of Western Ontario.

          We are all special. It is scientifically proven. Deal with it.

          • Pucker September 29, 2016 at 2:10 am #

            Is all shit special?

          • wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 2:17 am #

            “Is all shit special?” –Pucker

            Each special person has a unique microbiome profile in their fecal matter. Therefore, we are all special.

          • Pucker September 29, 2016 at 2:40 am #

            You are confusing Quantity with Quality. It’s typically a bell distribution with most uniquely more similar, some uniquely better, and some uniquely shit. A handful are uniquely outstanding; a handful uniquely suck,

      • elysianfield September 29, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

        “perhaps the noblest of the human species”

        You, Wpac, are supremely ignorant…I apologize for my un-noble bluntness….

  121. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 1:56 am #

    World markets are reassured by Hillary’s defeat of Trump. Asian markets are broadly higher today with shares in Japan leading the region. The Nikkei 225 is up 1.77% while China’s Shanghai Composite is up 0.47% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is up 0.34%.

  122. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 1:58 am #

    Trauma programming got you down? Chinese & Canadian scientists have achieved quantum entanglement between two particles across 12km. Say hi to the Quantum Internet (you heard it here first).

  123. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 2:01 am #

    Solar continues to beat out coal and oil to produce electricity. Solar is the cheapest energy for electricity production. Last Monday a bid of 2.4 cents/kwh for solar energy in Abu Dhabi became the cheapest electricity contract ever signed, for any technology, anywhere on the planet.

  124. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 2:03 am #

    Trauma programming got you down? Things are getting worse, right? Not completely. The WHO says measles has been eradicated in all of the Americas, from Canada to Chile. It’s the first time the disease has been eliminated from an entire world region.

  125. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 2:05 am #

    What the USA should have is a basic guaranteed income, so no one has to go to bed hungry. We are rich enough to do it. Even a country like Kenya is doing it. Kenya is about to begin the largest trial of universal basic income ever, with 26,000 participants from 200 villages spread across three experimental groups.

  126. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 2:09 am #

    Another benefit of Black Lives Matter: Inspired by #BlackLivesMatter in the United States, West Africans are using social media and mobile phones to document corruption and abuse by security forces.

  127. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 2:14 am #

    USA CONTINUES TO MURDER CIVILIANS IN AFGHANISTAN

    Amid the latest ISIS resurgence along the Afghan-Pakistan border, US drones attacked the area in the eastern Nangarhar Province, killing at least 13 civilians and wounding 14 others, according to officials. The attack centered around a house that apparently belonged to a public health employee.

    The Pentagon had previously announced a strike in Nangarhar, claiming 13 ISIS were killed. Afghan police dutifully reiterated this claim, saying 18 ISIS were killed in the attack. The Pentagon has since confirmed, however, that they are investigating reports of civilian deaths.

    Afghan provincial officials have also said they are sending a commission to investigate the incident. This probe is likely to oblige the Pentagon to be at least a little transparent with their own.

    This would mark the second bungled US airstrike in Afghanistan in a little over a week, after a previous incident in which US forces tried to “rescue” Afghan police on the ground by blowing up their checkpoint and killing eight of them.

  128. Janos Skorenzy September 29, 2016 at 2:44 am #

    This video portrays well how different Blacks are from us. Far dumber and more prone to violence. Race is everything to them. Black Lives Matter is just a tribal chant, basically the same as yelling Black Power!

    http://www.dailystormer.com/joey-salads-getting-beat-up-by-googles-again/

    • JimInFlorida September 29, 2016 at 9:53 am #

      Go on YouTube and search for any Maury Povich Show that features, “you are NOT the father!” videos!

      The screaming baboonery of the Black females is just epic.
      The glorious reaction of the Black male when he hears, “You are NOT the father,” is better than getting a pardon from the Governor while being strapped into the chair!

  129. Pucker September 29, 2016 at 2:51 am #

    Black Lives Matter’s goal is to reject Rule of Law. BLM wants Rule of Men. BLM wants to arrogate to the black mob the right to interpret for itself the meaning of words and the meaning of Reality contrary to laws and legal process. BLM wants to impose a Tyranny. We should be afraid.

  130. Janos Skorenzy September 29, 2016 at 4:15 am #

    Some Walmarts have been (are being?) transformed into detention centers. Will they be used to hold political prisoners? The new homeless? Or the millions of 3rd Worlders they intend to bring in a la Germany? In any case, they are preparing – are you?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcBsqJAKH3M&sns=em

    • elysianfield September 29, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

      “Some Walmarts have been (are being?) transformed into detention centers.”

      Clean up on Isle 12….

      • malthuss September 30, 2016 at 1:41 am #

        Isle?

        • elysianfield September 30, 2016 at 11:02 am #

          Aisle…forgive me…”Isle” try to do better.

  131. FincaInTheMountains September 29, 2016 at 4:16 am #

    State Department threatens terrorist war on Russian cities

    Unless Russia “stops the violence” in Syria, extremists would “exploit the vacuum” to attack Russian interests and even cities, the US State Department has said.

    ‘Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags’: US warns Moscow if Syria violence goes on.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/360992-us-warns-russia-violence/

    This is not even audacity, not involuntary self-revelation. It is almost a total war declaration with the hands of State Department-allied terrorist armies.

  132. FincaInTheMountains September 29, 2016 at 4:33 am #

    Jihadists in Aleppo are forced to react to impacts of Syrian Army advances in several areas with no hope for a speedy unblocking strike, as the main force of Idlib is thrown into the attack on Hama and unblocking strike on the line Khan Tuman – Rashidin towards Ramuseha require additional concentration of infantry and armored forces.

    In this regard, the main hopes of the Jihadists are linked not with a strike from outside, but with the help of the West, which continues to spin media hysteria on the subject of Assad fighting in Aleppo not with Jihadists, but with civilians. In this regard, the stubborn defense by Jihadists must give West some time to provide more effective pressure on Damascus and Moscow.

    However, as shown by the action of the Russian Federation and Syria, these media tantrums do not stop the advance of the Russians and Syrians. Therefore, the United States obviously have to do something if they want to seriously help the Jihadists in Aleppo.

  133. FincaInTheMountains September 29, 2016 at 5:04 am #

    Medvedev’s Nuclear Ultimatum of 2011

    First, I am instructing the Defence Ministry to immediately put the missile attack early warning radar station in Kaliningrad on combat alert.

    Second, protective cover of Russia’s strategic nuclear weapons will be reinforced as a priority measure under the programme to develop our air and space defences.

    Third, the new strategic ballistic missiles commissioned by the Strategic Missile Forces and the Navy will be equipped with advanced missile defence penetration systems and new highly-effective warheads.

    Fourth, I have instructed the Armed Forces to draw up measures for disabling missile defence system data and guidance systems if need be. These measures will be adequate, effective, and low-cost.

    Fifth, if the above measures prove insufficient, the Russian Federation will deploy modern offensive weapon systems in the west and south of the country, ensuring our ability to take out any part of the US missile defence system in Europe. One step in this process will be to deploy Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad Region.

  134. Cold N. Holefield September 29, 2016 at 6:48 am #

    wpa said: Will Trump hit back? No, Trump is a weakling, subdued when confronted by a strong woman. Witness Trump’s subdued manner when Hillary took him to the woodshed.

    To The Woodshed where he was erected. He is a Trojan Horse, afterall. This Debate was useful in that respect — it revealed The Ruse. The ongoing Coup d’état is complete — there will no longer be any need to feign a Two-Party System after this “election.” Trump has successfully destroyed the mere semblance (it never was one in actuality) of a Democratic Republic — and The People are cheering it on. Brilliant!!!

    The next ten years are going to be absolute horror — the likes of which Humanity hasn’t seen since WWII, even worse. The number of suicides will be astronomical. I may be one of them if things get bad enough — you should consider that option yourself when the time comes, but if you do, please, don’t take anyone else with you — that’s cowardly.

    I am the Canary in the Coal Mine — an intelligent, well-educated individual who has decided to step away from the Madness and call it out but can never escape it and could never convince anyone that it’s Madness. I’ll expose the lies for as long as I can because it’s the only thing that motivates me at this point. In The End, and that End is coming fast & furious, The Vampire Squid wins just as the House always does. There is No Way Out. All bases are covered. Life was always a gamble, and the odds were never in its favor.

    • JimInFlorida September 29, 2016 at 9:06 am #

      Kill The Billionaires or Billions Will Be Killed. It’s just that simple. Harpy Rodan Clinton is nothing without the Satan-worshipping billionaires behind her.

      When are you people going to stop nibbling around the edges and come to grips with that ultimate reality? Accept the fact that the Billionaire class must be destroyed at any cost and by any means necessary.

      One can step away from the Madness but, the Madness will hunt you down and find you. Only the extermination of the billionaires, and total terror visited upon those who might try to take their place, will protect the peace of those who’ve escaped.

      Maybe sanity will creep back out of the shadows and a New Enlightenment can commence. But, first, the billionaires must be destroyed and their ill-gotten gain repatriated to the service of humanity.

  135. Cold N. Holefield September 29, 2016 at 8:01 am #

    I was going to put a Tip Jar Button on my blog and use PayPal to collect the tips. You won’t believe what I’ve run across in the process (or maybe you will but you want to hear about it anyway because it validates what you already suspect). A Class Action attorney needs to look into it. I’m going to write up a blog post about it and hopefully the creator of PayPal, the infamous Slap Suit Happy Peter Thiel, yes, the same guy who developed Palantir, doesn’t sue me. You won’t believe what I’ve run across. You’ll have to wait for the blog post and see it to believe it.

    Needless to say, it underscores precisely what Andrew Keen is conveying in his excellent book, The Internet Is Not The Answer.

    These Silicon Valley Billionaire Entrepreneurs are the ultimate Scumbags. Why? Because many of them were Wall Street before they moved to Silicon Valley. If they’re not reined in and completely neutralized, they will, both literally & figuratively, destroy the World.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/06/silicon-valley-doesnt-just-help-the-surveillance-state-it-built-it/276700/

    And get this all you Fruit Loop Storm Fronters, despite what you might think, Peter Thiel is not Jewish, nor is he Black. He’s just plain old Scumbag which knows no color or creed.

  136. BackRowHeckler September 29, 2016 at 8:09 am #

    Anybody know why Duetsche Bank is going down, and if there is enough $$ in the entire western world to bail it out?

    Also, we hear Russia is an economic basket case; if so, how are the Russians affording to build a 15 mile bridge from the mainland all the way into Crimea? Its costing billions.

    brh

    • Cold N. Holefield September 29, 2016 at 8:36 am #

      Accounting Fraud in both cases. Russia, like America, has two sets of books — maybe even three or four or five or more sets of books. There are the conventional, legitimate set of books and there are the Black Budget Books. Guess which sets are more accurate? If Deutsche Bank is going down, it’s been ordained & blessed.

    • elysianfield September 30, 2016 at 11:06 am #

      “Anybody know why Duetsche Bank is going down, and if there is enough $$ in the entire western world to bail it out”

      It has been reported that the “D” bank is holding upwards of 20 trillion dollars worth of derivative’s….do the math. If the worst occurs, there will be a bail-in…not out.

      • elysianfield September 30, 2016 at 9:31 pm #

        “It has been reported that the “D” bank is holding upwards of 20 trillion dollars worth of derivatives”

        My Error! They actually hold 46 Trillion in derivatives….

  137. malthuss September 29, 2016 at 10:34 am #

    NJ train wreck. Is it an ‘accident’ or muslim related?

  138. volodya September 29, 2016 at 10:50 am #

    BackRowHeckler,

    FRAUD is the m.o. in the financial world, LIES the stock in trade, the CEO’s mandate to cheat. The sinking of Arthur Andersen, the bankruptcies of Worldcom and Enron were tiny speedbumps on the road to ruin. Sarbanes didn’t slow the crazies down and it didn’t solve a damn thing, the main evidence being the disaster of 2008.

    Do you think anybody learned from 2008? Nope, no chance. To the bankers, the past – whether it’s 2 years or 10 years or 80 years – is ancient history because there’s money to pilfer. Historical lessons are for pussies.

    Sometimes the causes for collapse are evident, sometimes not. The tens of trillions of derivatives on DBank’s books are highly suggestive though. If it doesn’t suggest to you a Board of Directors and management out of their fucking minds then what does it suggest?

    But saying, “um, we lost our marbles” is no excuse given the money these guys make. The explanation that well, they were nuts but they weren’t criminal, just doesn’t wash. That excuse is threadbare. It’s been used way too much. It was used for Wall Street, it was used for Hillary and, dollars to donuts, they’ll try it here too.

    Unless and until unbiased and impartial financial proctologists sort through the lies nobody will have a diagnosis. But “unbiased” and “impartial” are two tall orders. The people they’ll bring in will come from Big Four accounting firms. And if THEY aren’t crooked (given their past record), then pray tell, who is?

    Oh, and don’t look now but Commerzbank, Germany’s second largest, cancelled its dividend and is laying off 20% of its workforce. After all the German preaching about honesty and rectitude, the Italians are having a good chuckle.

    • BackRowHeckler September 30, 2016 at 7:42 am #

      CNH & V,

      thanx for the response.

      pretty much what I was thinking, too.

      fraud and corruption on many levels; sooner or later the bill comes due.

      brh

  139. wholy1 September 29, 2016 at 10:52 am #

    To quote “Col Klink”: “very interesting . . . “. When the “Sign Post” – absolute reference – has disappeared from One’s sight/radar and the only thing remaining on the horizon is more RELATIVE” Orwell/Bernays vista – One becomes sooooooo totally SCREWED, acting-out on/to anybody/thing within “reach”. Ignorance, Poverty (Sloth), Drugs, DISTRACTION and a now the infernal Dumbphone is becoming an increasingly dangerous concoction for social metastasis.

  140. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 10:53 am #

    “BLM wants Rule of Men.” –Pucker

    Pucker, you seriously do not know what BLM is. Like the Occupy movement, BLM eschews hierarchy and centralized leadership, and its members have not infrequently been at odds with older civil-rights leaders and with the Obama Administration… as well as with one another. BLM declined a White House invitation to meet with Obama, on the ground that the meeting was nothing more than a “photo opportunity” for the President.

    BLM posted a statement online which said that they “could not, with any integrity, participate in such a sham that would only serve to legitimize the false narrative that the government is working to end police brutality and the institutional racism that fuels it.”

    “Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.”

    We Affirm that All Black Lives Matter

  141. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 10:57 am #

    Trump has praised Putin during the campaign, and at the first presidential debate, on Sept. 26, he said it wasn’t clear the Russians were behind the DNC hack. But the U.S. intelligence community has “high confidence” that Russian intelligence services were in fact responsible, multiple intelligence and national security officials tell TIME. Trump was informed of that assessment during a recent classified intelligence briefing…

    (“How Russia Wants to Undermine the U.S. Election” … October 10, 2016 issue of TIME)

  142. Cold N. Holefield September 29, 2016 at 11:55 am #

    Speaking of Peter Thiel, this article made me laugh out loud. It’s a great piece of writing.

    https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/06/peter-thiel-is-a-petty-vindictive-dangerous-human.html

  143. Cold N. Holefield September 29, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

    My Chrystal Ball tells me America is due for another massive Terror Attack like 9/11, except this time much larger in scale & reaction. Perhaps hundreds of thousands killed and several million injured and the reaction will be the end of America forever. What America will become will be unrecognizable — a Dystopian Utopia for the Fabulously Wealthy.

    Strap in, Folks, because I believe the vaunted War On Terror is going 2.0.

    The Best Is Yet To Come

  144. Cold N. Holefield September 29, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

    Here’s more about the Billionaire Peter Thiel’s Palantir Software. Peter is Gay, by the way. It’s why I don’t support Gay Rights. The only rights I respect are universal rights that apply to any & all, not special rights afforded certain select special interest groups that then use those extraordinary rights to gain power over others who don’t belong to any special interest groups.

    http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/16943-outsourced-intelligence-how-the-fbi-and-cia-use-private-contractors-to-monitor-social-media

    When contacted about Palantir’s stance on the use of open-source intelligence to track non-terrorists, and whether or not they considered this a privacy violation, Palantir failed to respond.

    There are any number of reasons that you might end up on the FBI or CIA’s watch list, but primary reasons include having a criminal record for terrorist-related activity; actually knowing or communicating with known terrorists or terrorist organizations; and of course the catch-all: “material support” for terrorism. According to the Center for Constitutional Rights the material support statute, otherwise known as 18 U.S.C. Sec. 2339B, creates a broad definition that includes any kind of support for blacklisted groups, encompassing humanitarian aid, medical training, expert advice, other services in just about any form, and of course, political advocacy.

    It’s this political advocacy portion of the statute that places communication on social media sites, and search engines queries, namely Google, at the top of the list for creating these data-driven networks. Simply looking at a questionable web site, or tweeting something about Syria, Yemen, or anything to do with “radical” subjects, is reason enough for the government to give you a second look. With the powerful software developed by private corporations, it is now much easier to track your day-to-day life, both online and off.

    While the civil rights and civil liberties issues here are important – due to near-indiscriminate surveillance of ordinary individuals based on generalized algorithm specifications – there’s another issue at work here: consolidation of power and control. What we’re seeing in the partnership between the feds and companies like Palantir is the nearly complete union of corporation and state. This sets a stage for increasing corruption and consolidation of power into fewer and fewer hands.

  145. FincaInTheMountains September 29, 2016 at 2:09 pm #

    Congress passes bill letting 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia, overwriting Obama’s veto

    It looks like a necessary measure because of the crisis and preparation by Americans to freeze on payments on the National debt.

    By itself, the law – it is only a threat to persuade the largest lender to the backroom deal for an endless debt rollover. But the Saudis threat to sell the bonds is hardly credible, because who will buy them except at a knockdown price. This would suit US too – to buy at a discount on installments. In short, the Saudis are being had again.

    The occupied Japanese will bend over, too. That will leave the Chinese, and so, they too, have nowhere to go – they depend on the US market.

  146. Janos Skorenzy September 29, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

    http://eaglerising.com/37099/scrawled-along-busy-florida-highway-kill-white-people-and-black-power-video/

    BLM again, no doubt. They are terrorists just like the Black Panthers were in the 60’s.

    • wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 2:51 pm #

      “They are terrorists just like the Black Panthers were in the 60’s.” –janos

      The Black Panthers fed hungry children and openly carried weapons to defend themselves from police attack. You believe in open carry, don’t you?

      What do you think BLM is doing that is “terrorism”? BLM is not even armed. It is a nonviolent movement.

      • elysianfield September 30, 2016 at 9:43 pm #

        “The Black Panthers fed hungry children and openly carried weapons to defend themselves from police attack.”

        Do you remember a product called “Red’s Tamales” (Tuesday is Red’s Tamales day! was their advertisement)? It was a frozen tamale that was available in most grocery stores on the West Coast. The company was owned by the then mayor of Oakland, Mayor Redding. They had a plant on E 14th street at about the 100 block. The Panthers were then shaking down many business in Oakland, and threatening with violence those who would not pay. I spent several shifts sitting in the Red’s facility parking lot, guarding against the threats. Panthers were thugs, and I have first hand experience regarding this…information that you may not have read about in the Rolling Stone (My apologies to our host).

        In defense of the Panthers, however, I should mention that Red’s Tamales probably killed more blacks than the OPD….

  147. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

    “The Chinese depend on the US market” –Finca

    The relationship between China and Russia is mature and stable. There is enormous internal impetus and room for expansion.
    Much of that expansion will be in oil, gas and nuclear energy co-operation.

    Russian president Vladimir Putin reached a preliminary agreement for Gazprom, the Kremlin-controlled energy group, to supply China’s state oil company CNPC with 30bn cubic metres of gas per year from the Altai region of western Siberia.

    Russia has also made a commitment to sell gas from its far east to China. In a $400bn agreement signed during Mr Putin’s visit to Shanghai in May, Russia agreed to sell up to 38bn cubic metres a year to China.

  148. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    VAGINA IS EXPENSIVE, SAYS TRUMP

    “Donald pulled me aside at his wedding,” Stern said. “He said, you know I am getting remarried, but Howard, vagina is expensive. I will never forget those words. The guy is right. Those were the exact words!”

    • elysianfield September 29, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

      “VAGINA IS EXPENSIVE, SAYS TRUMP”

      This begs the question as to whether it is better to rent than to own….Maybe someone on the site with accounting experience can run the numbers…depreciation, amortization, etc.

  149. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    OBAMA’S PHONE AND PEN ARE STILL WORKING

    President Barack Obama has often said he’ll use the power of the pen to thwart a gridlocked Congress. On Thursday, he used it to advance one of his favorite agendas: paid sick days.

    Making good on an earlier executive order, the Labor Department published a final rule Thursday that will guarantee at least some paid sick leave for workers employed under federal contracts. The rule is the latest in a string of new regulations aimed at improving working standards for those on the bottom rungs of the economy.

    Under the rule, companies that have contracts with the federal government starting in 2017 must allow workers on those contracts to accrue up to seven sick days per year. Workers get one hour of paid leave for every 30 they work, capped at 56 hours annually. The workers must be notified each pay period of how much paid leave they have banked, and they must be allowed to roll their time over into a new year.

    Workers can use that time to care for themselves or a loved one, not just in the event of physical sickness or injury, but also mental illness, domestic abuse and other situations.

  150. Cold N. Holefield September 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

    wpa said: VAGINA IS EXPENSIVE, SAYS TRUMP

    Not for Bill Clinton. Vagina has always been Free & Easy for Bill

    When Bill said, “I did not have sex with that woman” he was telling the Truth. Rape is not sex — it’s a violent act, and there’s no doubt about it, he raped Monica Lewinsky whether she cares to admit it or not.

    • wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

      CH, Monica says you are the abuser. It is not rape when it is consensual. Donald Trump tied a 13 year old to a bed and violently raped her while she was screaming no, then Trump threatened to kill her and all her family if she talked. Bill Clinton did not rape Monica.

      “Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship. Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position,” Lewinsky explains. She goes on to say that the abuse she suffered actually stemmed from the “global humiliation” that was driven by the persistent coverage of the affair on the internet.”

      • Cold N. Holefield September 29, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

        It most certainly is rape when it involves the POTUS. It’s the most powerful position in the world, so Monica had no chance to resist Bill’s assault. The imbalance/disparity of power was too great for it to be consensual. And by virtue of the fact Hillary’s still with Bill, it means she condones and enables rape & rapists. Women should be outraged. Hillary is terrible for women and women’s rights. If she is the next POTUS (which she will be), Bill will, once again, be raping everything in the White House to include the furniture. The guy is a Serial Rapacious Raper. He can’t help himself. He’s a Mad Man — ten times worse than Don Draper/Dick Whitman.

  151. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    Reid Congratulates GOP For Eight Years Obstructing The First Black President

    “History will look back and note that Republicans in Congress treated President Obama with unprecedented disrespect,” Reid said, arguing that soon after Obama was elected, the GOP set out to make him a one-term president and obstruct anything he did.

    Reid checked off a list that included Obama also being the first president to be denied a hearing on a Supreme Court nominee, the first to be denied a hearing on his budget, and the first to be asked to show his birth certificate. Obama faced more than 500 filibusters in the Senate, Reid added.

    “No one expected them to agree with everything he did ? but America deserved better than the way Republicans behaved toward President Obama,” Reid said.

    The soon-to-retire Democratic leader also argued that the shabby treatment of Obama is part of why the GOP is saddled with Donald Trump as its presidential nominee.

    “The only thing Republicans have truly done this year was to prove that they are the party of Trump,” Reid said. “Republicans would have us all believe that Trump just fell out of the sky, and somehow mysteriously became the nominee of their party.

    “But that is not how it is,” Reid said. “Trump is no anomaly. He is the monster that Republicans built. He is their Frankenstein’s monster. They own him.”

  152. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

    DONALD TRUMP DOES PINK FLOYD

    Donald Trump bragged about the support he received from Christian conservatives at an event in Iowa on Wednesday night. Then he asked audience members who were not Christian to identify themselves.

    “Raise your hand if you’re not a Christian conservative. I want to see this, right? Oh there’s a a couple people, that’s all right,” Trump said as he dismissively waved a hand.

    Are there any queers in the theater tonight?
    Get them up against the wall!
    There’s one in the spotlight, he don’t look right to me,
    Get him up against the wall!
    That one looks Jewish!
    And that one’s a coon!
    Who let all of this riff-raff into the room?
    There’s one smoking a joint,
    And another with spots!
    If I had my way,
    I’d have all of you shot!

    –“In The Flesh” Pink Floyd

  153. wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 5:48 pm #

    Good News: Growth of Our Collective “Human Footprint” on Our Planet May Be Slowing Down

    Humanity used up a year’s worth of the Earth’s resources in just seven months this year, calculate scientists at the Global Footprint Network. And, with the human population projected to hit 9.7 billion by 2050, that impact may only get worse.

    But there’s hope, according to another group of scientists. Even as global populations continue to rise, the growth of our collective “human footprint” on our planet may be slowing down.

    While the human population grew by 23 percent between 1993 and 2009, the overall amount of land impacted by human activity grew by just 9 percent during the same period, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. This suggests that humans are becoming more efficient in our use of the Earth, and this may largely be due to urbanization.

    The new study draws on satellite imagery, census records, and other data to examine just how much of the Earth’s land surface is experiencing pressure from human activity. The result is a set of maps revealing that 75 percent of our planet’s land is in some way feeling our species’ impact.

    “Overall, things haven’t gotten better in the last two decades. Almost everywhere across the planet, the environment has degraded,” says study author Oscar Venter, a quantitative forest scientist at the University of Northern British Columbia, in an interview with The Christian Science Monitor. “But at the same time, if you look at it in terms of impacts per person, things have gotten better.”

    The Global Footprint Network takes a darker view, calculating that we are consuming more of the Earth than ever, with Earth Overshoot Day falling the earliest it has since the organization began calculating it: August 8, this year. In seven months and one week, humans used all the resources that the planet generates in a year, they said.
    So why are Venter and his colleagues still hopeful?

    Because during the same 16-year period that the footprint grew by 9 percent, the global economy exploded 153 percent.

    The researchers had expected the numbers to keep pace with each other, as economic growth is often linked to expanding infrastructure. But that wasn’t the case for all thriving nations.

    While some countries’ footprints worsened as their economy strengthened, most did not. The secret: Strong governments and high rates of urbanization.

    When a nation’s central government minimizes the environmental impact of growth, it pays off, Venter explains. In addition, “concentrating people into cities – what it effectively does is concentrate impacts.”

    Cities allow people to share land and other infrastructure, thus relieving other regions of the population burden. People can ride public transportation, live in tall apartment buildings, walk the same streets, and share the same streetlights. With people concentrated in cities, Venter says, “We’re not spreading our infrastructure needs and our houses across the entire landscape, we’re sparing some for nature.”

    –Christian Science Monitor, 8/26/2016

    • wpa_ccc September 29, 2016 at 5:52 pm #

      While some countries’ footprints worsened as their economy strengthened, most did not. The secret: Strong governments and high rates of urbanization.

      Strong government, not John Galt, not Republican government-lite, not anarchist utopia, not libertarian “free market” privatization.

      The Democrats are the best party to provide strong government. Hillary is the most experienced with good government. She has good values and good experience.

  154. ozone September 29, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

    Well, shitfire, Shitbirds!
    Sounds like everything is doubleplusgood, and there is no need to do anything but sit back and enjoy the *teevee* programming!
    (Trauma, schmauma…)

  155. Pucker September 29, 2016 at 6:50 pm #

    The black underclass is not superfluous. Society needs more 3rd rate Rappers like Iced T.

    • ozone September 29, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

      Why did you post this and what is its veiled meaning (if any)?

      • Pucker September 30, 2016 at 2:42 am #

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qVLvRufGlSc

      • Janos Skorenzy September 30, 2016 at 3:01 am #

        It’s a joke that tells the Truth. But you can’t accept that Blacks are a hue net negative for America. Can’t renounce PC, can you?

      • BackRowHeckler September 30, 2016 at 7:53 am #

        Oz, indulge me for a minute.

        (forget about the disagreements over Max Boot and ’empire’ and all that)

        a book just came out about Woodstock, NY, not the concert site but the town in the Catskills. It was a big creative music center back in the day. Bob Dylan, Todd Rundgren, Maria Muldauer, Levon Helm, Paul Butterfield, Janis Joplin, just to name a few, lived there. Many others like George Harrison and Elvis Costello recorded in Woodstock. What’s really interesting is that many of the houses they lived in had been the homes of prominent artists and writers from previous generations in the 19th and early 20th century.

        Being a NY guy yourself, and Woodstock NY not being far from here, I was wondering if you ever worked out there with any of those musicians? If yes, you must have some interesting tales to tell.

        brh

        • ozone October 1, 2016 at 8:33 am #

          BRH,
          I was originally from the faaaar other side of NY state, so I didn’t even know what a Woodstock was. Of course us scummy musician folk knew of the strange escape into the hollers of eastern NY of the famous and infamous when that was going on (I was also “in the area”). That said, there’s really not that much contact between working musicians aside from the professional studio sidemen. Yes, a lot of weird stories *anyway*, but nothing of much interest to persons who weren’t there at the time. Jay Johnson had quite a bit of opportunity to mingle in that rarified atmosphere due to his amazing talent, so he has many tales to tell, I’m sure.

    • ozone September 29, 2016 at 7:52 pm #

      Codewords: Class, Superfluous, Society, Third Rate, Pucker (& anything else).
      Go ahead, first, foment, then, have your Wars and enjoy them to the fullest; I’m sure you’ll be well pleased with the outcomes.

      • Pucker September 29, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

        Marx said that a person’s worth or value is a function of their labor.

        • elysianfield September 30, 2016 at 11:12 am #

          Harpo, Chico or Groucho?

          • volodya September 30, 2016 at 11:19 am #

            I think Groucho said he wouldn’t never want to belong to a club that would have him as a member. So I guess at least with Groucho it comes down to money.

  156. Frankiti September 29, 2016 at 8:30 pm #

    “It sure seems that way. And what is The New York Times’s interest in dragging out the supposed ambiguity of the Scott case? I shall tell you why: because yielding to the obvious truth in the matter would not support the election campaign meme that Black America requires the protection of the Democratic Party against genocidal police forces across the nation.”

    Dead on.

    The press has since intertwined this meme with Trump’s ‘Law & Order’ platform brought to him by Rudy Giuliani. Scaring the complacent low-info voter to the poll has always been in the DNC’s playbook. Be it elderly on medicaid or felons with conveniently restored voting rights. This has been a plan in the making for a long time. BLM, restored felon voting rights, and biased nonstop coverage of alleged, and real, police abuses.

    • volodya September 30, 2016 at 11:27 am #

      Makes me laugh how the Democrats so thoroughly suckered Black people, especially women, into thinking the Democrats are FOR Black people.

      When Bernie was ranting about the banks, Hillary put on her ebst sneer and asked what does banking regulation have to do with racism. OK, fine, so don’t regulate banks because it has nothing to do with racism. Music to Wall Street’s ears. What a joke.

      Oh, but actually banks ruined Black people. I guess the mortgage hustlers that so utterly screwed a multitude of Black households went down the Orwellian memory hole. So did Hillary’s taking megabucks from Wall Street. Do Blacks seriously think Hillary is working for them? Hillary is working for Wall Street. She’s the Goldman Sachs candidate.

      • volodya September 30, 2016 at 11:28 am #

        typo correction: Hillary put on her *best* sneer

  157. FincaInTheMountains September 29, 2016 at 9:16 pm #

    More Squandered Opportunities to Deal With the New Cold War

    The enemies of détente with Russia sabotaged Obama’s proposed alliance with Russia in Syria while the American presidential debate ignored all the perilous issues inherent in the Cold War.

    https://www.thenation.com/article/more-squandered-opportunities-to-deal-with-the-new-cold-war/

    Watergate in remake and the same fucking Deep Throat mudding up the waters.

  158. FincaInTheMountains September 30, 2016 at 11:33 am #

    The storm of Aleppo already firmly entrenched in the stubborn street fighting, gnawing at the jihadis defenses. With each passing day the territory controlled by islamists is slowly but surely reduced. The intensity of the battle will also lead to the exhaustion of ammunition and heavy weapons to the militants and the growing problems of ammunition at several sites.

    Jihadis counter attacks are mostly to advantage of Syrian Army, as they allow more actively grind militants in the open battle, rather than picking them out of their basements and underground communications.

    However, it is worth noting that the morale of the defending Islamists core is high enough and they do not show specific trends for surrender, so there is still a lot of work to be done. Here, in turn, it is worth noting that over the past year, the Syrian army has repeatedly showed how it is able to win in such exhausting and bloody confrontations using the help of its allies.

  159. volodya September 30, 2016 at 11:45 am #

    And, as far as Bill’s behavior goes, if Hillary had ANY self respect, she would have left him ages ago.

    But Hillary was Bill’s enabler. Bill’s monetary value, his use as a springboard for her own ambition, over-rode any lousy and possible criminal behavior on his part.

    Imagine Hillary without Bill. Zero political talent, phony as a three dollar bill. She would be a nobody without him, just another lawyer in fly-over America handling wills and divorces and custody cases.

    You want a person of sound character in the White House. Maybe that’s an impossible contradiction, because the nature of American politics makes it a playground for sociopaths.

    But Hillary is not a person of sound character, nor of good judgment. You want her nowhere near the Oval Office.

    • Cold N. Holefield September 30, 2016 at 11:59 am #

      I couldn’t have said it better myself. Perfect. Two Thumbs Up!!

    • Janos Skorenzy September 30, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

      Yes, Colin Powell, although a friend of hers, said essentially the same thing in the DC leaks. He said, She ruins everything she touches with her hubris and greed.

  160. wpa_ccc September 30, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

    “And, as far as Bill’s behavior goes, if Hillary had ANY self respect, she would have left him ages ago.”

    Hillary did not cut and run. Hillary stayed and fought for her marriage. Hillary put into practice her Christian values of forgiveness. Today Hillary has a loving marriage and Bill’s support. For some people being persistent, being Christian, and being focused on helping children and families nationwide is more important than displaying personal drama or acting impulsively. Hillary knows about hard work, consistent action, and prayerful faith from her own real-life trials and tribulations. She prepares, she works hard, and she sees things through. She was not born into riches. She did not have a family to give her millions. They gave her something more important. They gave her values.

  161. volodya September 30, 2016 at 12:09 pm #

    BTW, this thing about Trump paying no income taxes: he probably didn’t, maybe never has, which casts doubt on this “I’m a billionaire” narrative.

    In any case, the answer Trump has to give is exceedingly simple. He just sez he’s been audited by the IRS (which he probably has been), he complies with tax laws as they are written, and his zero tax bill is the result.

    So, if Hillary and Obama have any objection, well, they were in the Senate and in the White House. If they didn’t LIKE the laws, why didn’t they get off their duffs and get the laws changed?

    And, besides, Hillary talking about Donald cheating is laughable. Of ALL people she’s in NO position to talk. She’s the Big Kahuna of corruption, nobody is as on-the-take like her and Bill.

    • Cold N. Holefield September 30, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

      Excellent point. I’m thinking you need to be Trump’s campaign manager because that is what needed to be said but wasn’t, or else Trump was instructed to say it but he’s so fucking dumb & stubborn, instead, he acted like a petulant child with his periodic back-row-heckling one-liners that weren’t very witty or creative as though he’s trying to throw it and take a dive.

      It also underscores the fact that his initiative to lower the corporate tax rate is a rather meaningless gesture when you consider the corporations that matter, or at least a substantial number of them, like him, pay no taxes and some actually receive tax credits year after year. Remember, Carly Fiorina, a Class Act compared to all the rest of them, promised to reduce the Tax Code to three pages and eliminate all the loophole nonsense. Trump & Co. laughed her off the stage and out of the race.

      If I was POTUS, as a first step in transforming our Nation into the Egalitarian Paradigm it could be, I would do as Carly promised, except corporations would be required to pay their fair share just as people do. I would institute a Progressive Tax Plan for Corporations with the Too-Big-To-Fail Corporations paying extremely high rates. Soon enough, there would no longer be any Too-Big-To-Fail Corporations and that’s a Good Thing, as Martha is fond of saying. Smaller, more regionalized and localized Corporations would manifest and prosper because they wouldn’t have to incur an onerous Tax Burden. This is not Rocket Science. The Sycophantic Experts who serve the Psychopathic Elite know this, and that’s why they’re the Experts — because they’ll never say it or think it in Broad Daylight, and instead they’ll spout lies and falsehoods in order to help maintain the status quo for as long as possible.

      • Cold N. Holefield September 30, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

        I am a proponent of Free Enterprise, not Capitalism. Competition is constructive, so long as it’s managed and kept in check and balanced with collaboration & cooperation for the greater good. Large, Too-Big-To-Fail Corporations are anti-competitive and contrary to Free Enterprise since they create organic and artificial barriers to entry and are monopolistic by their very nature.

        Since, as POTUS, the government would be reduced significantly in size and scope, including & especially the Military, the tax revenue needed to sustain it would be greatly reduced and the majority of that burden, at least initially until there were no longer any Too-Big-To-Fail Corporations, would be funded by those behemoths.

        Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations Firms and any News organizations would be taxed at 100%. News should not be in the business of making a profit. It should be in the business of properly informing the Polity. Advertisers, Marketers and Public Relations Firms, as well as law firms, are Evil and therefore must pass into history as a blight upon Humanity — a mistake we will not make again. As POTUS, I would set the wheels in motion to greatly simplify the legal & justice system to make it more fair, equitable and accountable. The days of millionaire lawyers will be over. Lawyers will enter the discipline as an earnest vocation and not a way to bilk the System to their own aggrandizement & monetary enrichment.

        That’s just the beginning. Oh, if you’re wondering who my favorite Foreign Leader is, it’s Barack Hussein Obama. I’m no Gary Johnson — I can think on my feet, on my hands, on my head and floating in zero gravity. Pencil me in for POTUS. You Never Know.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 30, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

          And bring back the tariff, that builder and maintainer of Nations. And public executions, that the people may learn the ultimate price of crime. It’s also a mercy to the criminal that his death may save other lives – thus improving his heavenly score card.

          Also it must be added that they will be popular as entertainment (alas), and the pop and popcorn sellers will be grateful. Indeed, as Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, has fortold, it might well become Reality TV. Would that be so wrong? So wrong that it undoes the great right of it?

          Perhaps it would, if I may answer my own question. It must be kept solemn, perhaps a caste or union of executioners developed with religious policemen walking amongst the crowd armed with sticks to quiet the unruly. Nearby there could be bars and brothels to unburden those who have been too deeply moved. I mean, let’s not go too far and ban those too…

          • elysianfield October 1, 2016 at 10:43 am #

            Where can I get a bumper sticker….

  162. volodya September 30, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

    In case I didn’t make the point strongly enough, Hillary and that DNC pig-sty and the low-down gang of straight-as-a-corkscrew hangers-on, have got NO moral authority to call out Trump on his misogyny given that they harbor and defend an abuser of women like Bill Clinton.

  163. Cold N. Holefield September 30, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

    volodya, great stuff — I like the cut of your jib.

    I will have a blog post up later today entitled To The Highest Bidder. It won’t disappoint.

    • volodya September 30, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

      Thanks. I’ll read it.

    • capt spaulding September 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

      Cold, I’m with you 100%

  164. volodya September 30, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    See, right there Cold, you said the magic words: 1) experts and 2) to the highest bidders.

    I haven’t read your blog-post but IMO “experts” and “bidders” are the Himalaya sized obstacles that stand in front of even the simplest and most rudimentary – or any, for that matter – tax reform.

    Never mind that there’s nobody as full of shit as an “expert”. We’ve all had long experience of inside-the-box thinking that generally characterizes “expertise”.

    But the “experts” will pull out theirs. Have we got anything to match? What I’m talking about is credentials, because as sure as we’re sitting here, it will be CPAs and tax attorneys giving the “expert” testimony and doing the lobbying.

    Ok, they’ll say, so you want to do tax reform do you? Sure, most laudable, everyone wants tax reform, but are you aware of this or that company in your district that contributed this or that amount of money to your re-election campaign? Are you aware of how tax reform will affect their bottom line?

    See, Congressman-Congresswoman-CongressPerson-CongressGenderFreeCarbonbasedLifeform – not that we have ANY conscious or unconscious bias in favor of carbon-based life forms – but you’re endangering the viability of this business and therefore their funding to your re-election.

    Oh, Mrs Clinton, BTW, that 100 million dollar donation from our company to your slush fund er, I mean, Foundation….. you all can use your fertile imaginations and fill in the blanks.

    Not to say that the status quo is viable. It isn’t. Not even remotely. But it won’t get reformed, at least, not in any systematic way. It may collapse, maybe through wide-spread non-compliance. But “reformed”? Good luck.

    • ozone October 1, 2016 at 9:05 am #

      Uh-oh, V. Now you’re talking about real money/wealth… and we all know what tangled webs are woven to protect the channels of its flow and accumulated piles. Certain professions are nicely over-paid to aid in the scheme, making sure they also have “skin in the game”. However, we should remember that it’s going to become extremely dangerous to practice these spiderly vocations after the next wave of fascism fails. (There have to be massive iron-fisted troubles and horror to wake the sleepers, who happen to be in the vast majority. Then, it’s awake or die.)

  165. Janos Skorenzy September 30, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

    USA Today comes out against Trump – first time they have ever stated an opinion in a presidential race. But they don’t endorse Hillary either. That’s far more damning against Hillary than it is against Trump, at least from my pov.

    The whole Media have tried to destroy Trump – but they cannot. A tremendous sign of Life in the people. And who are trying to start a race war? The same media. And of course, who own the media? A few billionaires from one ethnic group. The lines are drawn.

    • FincaInTheMountains September 30, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

      I didn’t know Hillary was Jewish

      • Janos Skorenzy September 30, 2016 at 10:57 pm #

        Jews often use Gentile front men, Finc. Like Ted Kennedy who opened the borders of America on their behalf.

    • JimInFlorida October 2, 2016 at 11:29 am #

      USA Today isn’t even good enough to sit next to The Globe in the supermarket checkout lanes.
      “Batboy! – Secret love child of Hillary and Satan!!!” A more credible story than USA Today’s endorsement of The Harpy.

  166. capt spaulding September 30, 2016 at 2:51 pm #

    What surprises me more than anything is the mood of the electorate this time around. It’s not like it used to be. I remember when Howard Dean wrecked his candidacy by yelping during his speech. That was enough to turn people against him. Contrast that with the behavior of Trump. It seems that he can say anything and get away with it. Seems to me that people have gotten so sick of politics the way it is going, that they welcome anyone who says he is against the status quo as it is currently practiced in Washington. People on both sides of the spectrum are pissed off about the way politics are practiced currently, and their choices reflect the current mood. On the one hand, you had Bernie Sanders, and on the other side was Trump. What this said to me, was that people on both sides of the political spectrum are tired of the way that politics is currently practiced on both sides. Bernie lost out, but Trump is still on the rise. In my lifetime, I have never seen things get as crazy as they are currently. Donald Trump is a dangerous man, but what should really scare you is that he is currently in the running for president. As much as I dislike Hillary, she gets my vote simply because she is the more sane candidate for the office. This is the most radical election that I have ever seen, and the results will reverberate in this country for a long time to come. It will make JHK’s books more relevant than ever, and frankly if I were you, I would be worried that there are enough people who support Trump to make it a possibility that he could become president. This country is in the “Fourth Turning”, and the results are going to determine the future course of the US in the world. I apologize for the long post, but I feel it needed to be said.

    • FincaInTheMountains September 30, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

      Another unfortunate victim of college English 101 study – after so many years it has finally turned him into Hillary Clinton voter.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 30, 2016 at 9:50 pm #

      Yeah he isn’t the God haunted Lieutenant from Fallujah, so much dreaded and therefore loved by the Left. He’s not particularly religious, not against Gays and Birth Control, and ambivalent about Abortion. A viable candidate, thus your worst nightmare. The Candidate of Peace against the War Mongering of Hillary and the Neo Cons.

      How can you be so foolish….

    • elysianfield October 1, 2016 at 10:51 am #

      ” As much as I dislike Hillary, she gets my vote ”

      ” Imagine snuggling up to a chancred whore and pulling your lips back into something like a smile and saying, “Oh yes, I love you and I find you beautiful.”

      • Janos Skorenzy October 1, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

        Sounds like you know and kept right on going, kissing those chancred lips and falling into the abyss of her whoredom.

        You keep in touch with your “cop buddies”? How is Mark Fuhrman doing?

        • elysianfield October 2, 2016 at 10:52 am #

          Janos,
          That quote was direct from a movie…One of my favorites. Timothy Dalton/Anthony Hopkins….

          Oh, yeah…Mark sends his regards. Why, it wasn’t a week ago that your name came up at our weekly poker game…Furman was winning, and Bull Conner, as usual, was making an ass of himself….

  167. thwack September 30, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

    Trauma programing works by stripping the agency out of the targeted victim class members.

    In the case of black people its says “you can violate any and all laws because there is never justification for any law enforcement to shoot you”

    In the case of women it says, “you can get drunk, strip naked and walk down a ghetto alley at 3am because there is never justification for any man to rape you.

    There is nothing worse than a child or woman who thinks they can’t be punched.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 30, 2016 at 9:14 pm #

      Yo the man now, dog. Truer words were never spoken. Women think they’re as strong as men now because of TV and Feminist propaganda.

      It’s always a mistake to write people a blank check. They’ll cash it and be back for more. The more you feed the bears at Yellowstone, the more you have to feed the bears at Yellowstone. They’ll come and take the McDonald’s bag away from you.

  168. Cold N. Holefield September 30, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

    The new blog post, To The Highest Bidder, is up for anyone who’s interested.

  169. FincaInTheMountains September 30, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

    In Moscow all transport costs have risen in inverse proportion to the fall of the ruble, which indirectly means that in this area, Russia continues to live under the regime of the Currency Board.

    But food products rose to a lesser proportion – well, let’s say, if the ruble fell twice, the food products have risen in price only one and half times. This means that the import substitution of imported stuff with Russian produce works plus improved taste and smell!!!. Sausage salami smells like sausage! Long-forgotten scent. And dairy products ?! Pure Heaven!!

  170. Janos Skorenzy September 30, 2016 at 10:03 pm #

    Muslims will become like Blacks in America and Blacks will convert to become like Muslims. A terrible new and growing threat to White America and Americans.

    http://www.dailystormer.com/moslem-female-caught-in-welfare-fraud-my-name-is-fuck-america/

  171. wpa_ccc September 30, 2016 at 10:09 pm #

    “Hillary and that DNC pig-sty and the low-down gang of straight-as-a-corkscrew hangers-on, have got NO moral authority to call out Trump on his misogyny given that they harbor and defend an abuser of women like Bill Clinton.” –Volodya

    Your whole argument is irrelevant and misguided. Bill Clinton is not running for president and Hillary is to be admired for not giving up on her marriage, and how they live their marriage is none of our business anyway.

  172. Janos Skorenzy September 30, 2016 at 11:42 pm #

    http://imgur.com/bbLGJ6P

    They admit they’re replacing Europeans with Muslims.

    • BackRowHeckler September 30, 2016 at 11:55 pm #

      The first thing the Muzzies are going to do when they are the majority is eliminate non Islamic publications like National Geographic.

      brh

  173. BackRowHeckler October 1, 2016 at 12:30 am #

    Ambrose Bierce’s ‘Devils Dictionary’
    Abridged Edition
    additions 2016

    Nazi. (n) In Germany, German schlub who objects to his pretty blond 17 year old daughter raped by Sudanese refugees. In the US, a Trump voter.

    The Community. (n) Dangerous black ghetto, dysfunctional and violent.

    Peaceful Protest. (n) characterized by burning central cities, assaulting the police, and above all looting Walmart and CVS drug stores.

    Family Man. (n) all black men shot by police are peaceful family men. Mr Scott in Charlotte, with 8 felony convictions including attempted murder, was a peaceful family man.

    brh

  174. BackRowHeckler October 1, 2016 at 12:33 am #

    For all intents and purposes you need a code book to figure out what the MSM is reporting to you every day.

    brh

  175. BackRowHeckler October 1, 2016 at 12:48 am #

    Too bad Ambrose Bierce and George Orwell couldn’t have gotten together. What a time they would have had!

    An American author who did get together (for drinks) with Orwell was Ernest Hemingway, in Paris, in the Ritz, a few days after the liberation in August 1944. What I wouldn’t give to have sat in on that conversation.

    another great meeting took place in a Hollywood backlot in the summer of 1916, a young John Ford, an ailing Jack London, an aging Wyatt Earp, and Charlie Chaplin sitting around a table drinking whiskey on ice. Wyatt Earp was the only non alcoholic in the group.

    brh

    • Cold N. Holefield October 1, 2016 at 8:47 am #

      I bet he smoked like a Chimney, though. Wyatt Earp, I mean. Everyone has an obsession, and many have many more than one.

      If Wyatt Earp were an Old Timer today, he’d be doing Cadillac Commercials like Bob Dylan or Depends Commercials like Tony Siragusa. Times have changed, haven’t they, and yet, in a general sense, things have hardly changed at all.

      Bob Dylan Shilling For Cadillac

      Big Tony Pees His Pants

      • BackRowHeckler October 1, 2016 at 4:45 pm #

        Pretty funny line about Wyatt Earp, CNH. Funny because it rings true.

        Dylan was all about making money and investing in real estate. Who knew he hated hippies, admired George Wallace, and, in Woodstock NY anyway, patrolled his property toting an M1 carbine?

        He was also friends with Sinatra and was well aware of Sinatra’s sons kidnapping and ransom; consequently, Dylan was very protective of his family.

        The Woodstock concert was originally supposed to be in Woodstock; the reason it was staged 60 miles away, in Bethel, NY, was mainly because Van Morrison and Dylan got freaked out by the idea of hundreds of thousands of hippies overrunning their town and they used whatever influence they had by 1969 to get it moved. Then during the week of the concert got out of Dodge and took his family to Paris.

        Come to think of it as a Rolling Stones writer JHK must have spent some time covering that music scene in Woodstock, NY.

        brh

    • sprawlcapital October 2, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

      brh–another great meeting took place in a Hollywood backlot in the summer of 1916, . . .
      =====================================
      What a difference a few thousand miles makes. While that no doubt fascinating conversation was going on, two of the worst battles in history were also going on, in France: Verdun and the Somme.

  176. Elrond Hubbard October 1, 2016 at 9:47 am #

    Been busy this week, haven’t followed comments.

    In brief, JHK is wrong. There’s nothing “manufactured” about the racial strife the U.S. is currently experiencing. It has been there all along, and is baked into the fabric of the country. It won’t improve until more people face what America has always been and the way America has always worked.

    Here’s the e-mail I sent to JHK about it earlier this week:

    When I’m not getting along with a close relative, or even just a roommate — anyone I can’t just avoid — I have to remind myself of a basic truth: It takes two to have a problem. Today you called black America to account for some of its issues, and that’s fine, but it’s not enough — not if you feel any responsibility to help your country function peacefully. In the twelve-step world, they would call today’s blog post “taking the other guy’s inventory.” It’s dysfunctional, controlling behaviour that deflects attention and responsibility from oneself and lays all issues at the feet of the other party. Honest self-examination doesn’t come easy, but I think it’s something white America still needs to do more of, and as someone who wants to earn people’s attention as a social critic, I think you’re bound to do it as well.

    Here’s how I see it: a large segment of white America assumes its point of view to be unproblematic, in a way that I think is just not in evidence. Taking themselves as the standard, they hold out the promise of equality just as soon as black America complies with white America’s expectations. In forms more well-meaning or less, but always dysfunctional, this dynamic has been going on for a century and a half.

    The fact is this: slavery was not abolished after the Civil War, it was transmuted. The Thirteenth Amendment reads: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” In a country where the old South still existed and saw itself as a victim, true abolition would have left out the ‘except’ clause altogether. Instead, a mere prerequisite was imposed: someone must be “duly convicted” of a crime first. Nothing more than this was needed to recreate the old arrangements under a new dispensation.

    Jim Crow, in other words, really was slavery by another name, and it carried on well into living memory. Even leaving out outright racism, the mentality of blacks as outsiders, who need to be policed, is still very much alive today both within the old South and without. The resulting ‘oppositional’, victim mentality therefore isn’t an isolated feature for which black America bears sole responsibility — it’s an ongoing reaction to something that is still very much alive and breathing in white America. Only white America can begin to make that right, and that starts by grappling with their own role in the dynamic.

    If you’re at all interested in pursuing these questions, I suggest the following works.

    Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. Douglas A. Blackmon, Anchor Books, 2008.

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

    Also see this article:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/10/books/10masl.html?_r=0

    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Michelle Alexander, The New Press, 2010.

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6792458-the-new-jim-crow

    13th. Ava Duvernay, director.

    http://jezebel.com/ava-duvernays-trailer-for-13th-points-out-the-hypocrisy-1787094373

    • elysianfield October 2, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

      “Here’s how I see it: a large segment of white America assumes its point of view to be unproblematic, in a way that I think is just not in evidence. Taking themselves as the standard, they hold out the promise of equality just as soon as black America complies with white America’s expectations. In forms more well-meaning or less, but always dysfunctional, this dynamic has been going on for a century and a half.

      The fact is this: slavery was not abolished after the Civil War, it was transmuted. The Thirteenth Amendment reads: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” In a country where the old South still existed and saw itself as a victim, true abolition would have left out the ‘except’ clause altogether. Instead, a mere prerequisite was imposed: someone must be “duly convicted” of a crime first. Nothing more than this was needed to recreate the old arrangements under a new dispensation.

      Jim Crow, in other words, really was slavery by another name, and it carried on well into living memory. Even leaving out outright racism, the mentality of blacks as outsiders, who need to be policed, is still very much alive today both within the old South and without. The resulting ‘oppositional’, victim mentality therefore isn’t an isolated feature for which black America bears sole responsibility — it’s an ongoing reaction to something that is still very much alive and breathing in white America. Only white America can begin to make that right, and that starts by grappling with their own role in the dynamic.”

      Elrond,
      I can accept your analysis with a few caveats….

      Slavery is an evil, but not the ultimate evil. Confronting/experiencing evil does not absolve or justify failure, neither does a sense of victimization, earned or otherwise.

      America has provided, in its history, many “reasons” for Jews to fail…yet they didn’t. Japanese were persecuted in the 40’s…”the little yellow devils” were certainly easy to spot in a crowd and were denied their liberty in camps…victims, indeed, yet they prospered.

      Many blacks invest themselves in a very corrosive culture, one bereft of what you in Canada might call “civility”. Hatred of whites, (seen as their oppressors), a massive sense of victimization that is taught on their mother’s knee, dysfunctional families (70%+ out of wedlock births), education not necessarily accepted as a need for advancement and assimilation….

      “Only white America can begin to make that right, and that starts by grappling with their own role in the dynamic.”

      OK, we feed them, house them, educate them,…what more should whitey do? More debasement? Give them 40 acres and a mule…or true reparations? Should we become metaphorical slaves to expiate our guilt…one or two days a week, similar to “community service”?

      Elrond…you gotta help us out here….

  177. Elrond Hubbard October 1, 2016 at 9:53 am #

    UN Says ‘Racial Terrorism’ Against Black People in the US Endures, Calls for Reparations

    By Justin Salhani, ThinkProgress
    28 September 16

    “There has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent.”

    United Nations working group of experts has said recent killings of Black people by police officers are reminiscent of 19th and 20th century lynchings, months after a visit to the United States, in which they called for the distribution of reparations.

    “Contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching,” said the report by the U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent.

    Police killings of Black people has become a major talking point in American society over the last couple years, after coverage of multiple high profile cases. This year alone, 195 Black people were killed by police at a rate of 4.88 kills per million people. That makes a Black person more than twice as likely to be killed by police than a white or Hispanic/Latino person and only just behind a Native American.

    And as my colleague Alan Pyke pointed out last week, Black people are often regularly left to die?—?even after police officers disarm the wounded citizen (or discover there was no weapon at all).

    In just the last month, three high profile police killings ended the lives of Terence Crutcher, 40, Keith Scott, 43, Tyre King, 13, among [with] more than a dozen others. Scott’s killing led to massive protests in Charlotte, North Carolina led by residents fed up with law enforcement’s lack of accountability and racist policing practices.

    The U.N. working group said these were problems intrinsically linked to U.S. history.

    “In particular, the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious challenge, as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent,” the working group said in a statement from a trip to the United States in January. “Impunity for State violence has resulted in the current human rights crisis and must be addressed as a matter of urgency.”

    But with a history so steeped in racial violence, the group said it would take much more than recognizing the effect of state violence. The group railed against the country’s treatment of people of African descent, said that white supremacy is still present in the American population, and called for reparations to be issued to members of the Black community.

    “Despite substantial changes since the end of the enforcement of Jim Crow and the fight for civil rights, ideology ensuring the domination of one group over another, continues to negatively impact the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of African Americans today.”

    http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/39396-un-says-racial-terrorism-against-black-people-in-the-us-endures-calls-for-reparations

  178. Cold N. Holefield October 1, 2016 at 10:11 am #

    brh, ozone and volodya — I think you’ll like the following song from one of those True Musicians no one has ever heard of yet he keeps grinding it out because it’s his passion and it’s all he knows. He’s certainly not in it for the fame & fortune like so many of the “Top Talent” Frauds.

    Surprise Surprise — Chris Smither

  179. Cold N. Holefield October 1, 2016 at 10:54 am